Taiwanese noodle house serving tri-city area. Ding Hao means awesome. Cash only. Sun - Thurs: 11am - 9:30pm, Fri - Sat: 11am - 10pm.
I have been here a few times and I am never dissappointed. I like their beef noodle soup with tomato. The fried chicken nuggets I found also quite tastey, as well as the appetizers I have tried, such as the cold seaweed dish.
Not a big fan of the hand made dumplings, but it seemed to be a popular dish. Service is fine, but nothing special. Inside seems nice and clean.
Looking at the name of this place, I thought it was a wonton house but it's not.
This is a Taiwanese noodle & BBT house.
I've been trying to find a decent BBT place that also serves good food in Coquitlam. The only place I could think of was in Surrey. And now I don't need to drive that far anymore.
Ding Hao serves Taiwanese beef noodles and snacks. Their drink menu selection is huge. If you're not craving BBT, it's ok, they have slush drinks. Their noodle soup is flavorful (herbs) but I'm not used to it. My companion enjoys it though. Their beef is tender and in generous portions. Their noodles start at $7.95 so it's not cheap. I like it how they're open late till 9:30-10pm.
They are closed on one weekday but I forgot which day.
For all noodle lovers - this is the place to be. And finally a GOOD noodle place for Coquitlam. It's about time!
My hubby is not a big fan of their bean thread noodle but the regular one is very tasty. So many selections of beef not sure what to order?
The crispy chicken noodle is pretty good and anything beef shank. =)
Have yet to try the extensive drinks menu - but it looks very appealing.
One of our regular stops now - and every time it's fun to try something new on the menu. Yay!
Ding Hao is not your average "hole in the wall Asian eatery". The dining room is modern, clean and welcoming. During the weekend lunch hour, it is very popular with young Asian families. I tried the Spicy Beef Noodle Soup and it came with lean cuts of beef flank, shredded preserved mustard shards and green onions. The soup and noodles tasted fresh, with almost a homemade quality to them - definitely not as msg filled as other Taiwanese places - but at $6.75 for a small - the value is not as great as it's ambiance, and service.
Well worth a try if you're in the area.
FOOD: not bad, tasty but a bit salty for my liking. Bubble teas are yummy. Not much of complaints about their food but the small portion and the prices.
Service: standard. Just friendly and OK.
Ambiance: they have great interior for a Taiwanese restaurant instead of typical asian restaurant look. Nice music and clean place. (washroom is very clean!)
Overall: I go there sometimes with family or friends. It's not bad to try for those never been there. SInce there aren't many restaurants like this in Coquitlam.
It is a nicely decorated place, looks very clean. We weren't greeted right away even though it was not very busy. There were 3 servers working in the front with cooks in the back. They never asked if we wanted a refill of tea even though we were out.
The food is overpriced and the portions are small. I ordered a beef on rice and for $6.75 I got 5 pieces of rough meat. My friend ordered a spicy beef in soup and the beef was just as rough and horrible with under cooked noodles. We also ordered a small pork and veggie dumping, which came with a small dish of oil or something like that. There were way too much veggies and the pork had no flavour to it. The crispy chicken was the only decent thing there is but it wasn't amazing either.
Will not visit again.
A nice place to eat. The food tastes very traditional. Nice place to just sit down relax and either order food or drinks. The bubble tea here isn't bad. A modern atmosphere very clean. Just hope that they would open late because it would be a nice hang out after work.
I've been there several times.
I love the food there. Regarding the "undercook noodle", I don't think so. I found the texture is just prefect. Maybe everyone got different preference. The soup is tasty. Also the dumpling is good. For me, $10 for one meal is reasonable.
I was searching this site to find a restaurant that close to home but never been to. My husband and I tried Ding Hao last night after reading other people's reviews. When we arrived, despite it was Saturday night, place was very quiet. We hesitated for a moment but the place looked so clean and welcoming we decided to try. We tried spicy brisket noodle and dry noodle and their hand made pork and veggie dumplings. We were glad we tried ! I guess we came too early as people started to coming. My husband was the only non-Asian person entire time we were there. We will definitely go back and try other dishes.
Tried this place yesterday for the first time.
Service was good. No problems with communication as I often find in many asian restaurants.
Most of the menu items seemed too strange for me. For example beef tendons in soup. Figured they would at least have wonton soup for non-adventurous diners like me, since it's a noodle place, so was disappointed. I was kind of expecting it to be like Hon's. I wound up ordering beef flank (brisket which was surprisingly lean) with bean thread noodles (clear cellophane noodles) in a nice broth. It was quite good but found that the noodles lacked flavour because they were cooked in water (I normally cook mine with a chicken broth and water mixture). My friend ordered dumplings (pork and vegetable mixture) in soup broth. He really enjoyed it. They are generous with the dumplings. Most places give you just 6 dumplings, but here the small size includes 10. There is a larger size of 15 dumplings for just a little more.
For drinks, we just had to try one of the many delicous flavours of milk tea. My friend had the milky chocolate tea which he said is the best chocolate beverage he's ever had. I had the lychee milk tea which was also very good but a little too sweet. They are served cold and do not taste like tea at all. Very refreshing.
The ambience was beautiful. The restaurant is very modern. Not your typical chinese restaurant. The washroom was very clean. They even have toilet seat liners. Decor was very nice except for a few cheesy figurines when you first walk in.
Total bill not including tip was about $23.00. It's the drinks that made it so expensive. So if you are on a budget and can live without the fancy teas (since they serve you regular tea on the house anyway), then you should give this place a try if you're looking for something different.
Note that they take cash only.
My truck was being worked on and I couldn't be bothered to go elsewhere so I ended up having a lunch at Ding Hao. It was a great lunchtime getaway. I'd been here once before so I knew it was clean and modern inside and that it was pretty popular as it's a little off the beaten path. I asked the waiter for some recommendations and settled for dumplings as a starter and a dry noodle dish as a main course, as I didn't fancy the popular soups. To round things off, I finished with a Matcha Green Tea drink.
The food was very good. It was fresh and cooked perfectly, presented well and for most noodle places it was surprisingly upmarket. They had a few other lunchtime regulars pop in while I was there and I'd say they were doing quite well for a Thursday lunchtime. They were also attracting a lot of non-Asians which is also a good sign as they're catering for typical and atypical customers.
Overall it was a very pleasant lunch and I'd certainly be tempted to come back and try something else on the menu -- always a little daunting to an irregular noodler like myself. I'd trust the staff though and go with their recommendations, they seemed very patient and more than happy to explain things thoroughly.
My family and I love going here - it has a great, relaxed atmosphere (nicely decorated, too), everything is clean, the service is fast and friendly, and the food is really, really good. We especially love their dumplings!! The best part is that the prices are very reasonable - I feel like we can have a decent meal, fairly healthy, and quickly, without breaking the bank. Their drinks are delicious as well, but do make the bill creep up, so we have those if we're in the mood for a treat. I would strongly recommend this place to try.
I've been here a few times and find it to me a fairly good restaurant to go to. I think the location is great as it is in a bit of a plaza. The food here is great! Although I wasn't too impressed with their dumplings, as it wasn't too impressive. - Seemed like it was home-made..and the wrapper was too thick against it's lack on content inside.
Other than that, the food is good. The service is good. The atmosphere is good. All good. Not a whole lot you can be disappointed about. An overall fairly good place to go! I agree with the last review of having it open later.
For those whom have never tried chinese noodles (not counting chow mein), this is a good place to start. Their noodles are solid but nothing outstanding, especially if you have been back to China or Taiwan. I would recommend their 'ma jiang mein' (sesame noodles?), which is authentic and very delicious. Waitresses are nice and friendly. The restaurant has a very clean and modern feel to it due to the decor. Value is fair although their appetizers could be a bit cheaper. A good and cheap place to dine at ocassionally.