Luxe serves traditional Chinese cuisine including dim sum and seafood dishes.
Tried out this restaurant on the dinehere.ca recommendations. It is a winner. Had the set dinner for 8. Crispy skin chicken was overcooked and the beef with black bean sauce was a little tough but everything else was excellent. Included in the dinner was a lobster and crab with noodle dish that was great. Whenever our side plates had shells in them they were replaced. From talking with the owner/manager we learned this restaurant has been in business for a year and a half. Dining area is quite nice but the restroom looks old and probably left over from a previous establishment. Will I be back? Anytime by brother-in-law Jerome wants to pay I will make the drive from Burnaby.
We felt like having dim sum today but did not feel like driving all the way into town. We called friends of ours in Langley and decided to try Luxe in Langley. It is right across from Willowbrook Mall.
It is a nice restaurant in a little strip mall. The service was outstanding. We ordered from the dim sum menu but they did push carts around as well that had some items that were not on the printed menus. The food was very good. The shrimp spring rolls were outstanding. The serving sizes are somewhat small and I found the prices to be a bit higher than we usually pay when we go for dim sum in town.
It was a nice experience and we would return when we want something that is close to home.
We've been to Luxe twice in the past few weeks, both times for dim sum. Owner/manager is very friendly, dim sum is very good. We will be going back to try out dinner.
One small, small quibble (and it is not JUST at Luxe) but being non-Asian, we ALWAYS get jasmine tea unless I can remember to specify that we DON"T want jasmine. Some of us white folks like bo lay or pu erh...
Decent Chinese food in Langley? I don't really know the Chinese food scene here, because it's not my neighourhood. I assume that the reviews for this place are a bit inflated due to lack of tasty competition. Still, Luxe isn't too bad. I went for Dim Sum, and if you don't know Dim Sum, look out. They'll give you a menu if you don't know how it works, but otherwise they seem content to just bring around a tray and visually offer you various choices. If you don't know the various shrimp bawls, prawn rolls or rice in banana leaf combos, you might not really know what they're showing you. It's not that their giving terribly bad service or aren't understanding, it's more that they except you to know the game and the rules.
The food's pretty good. Standard dimsum fair, maybe a bit better. Rolls came with a strange vinager sauce that didn't compliment it well. Banana leaf rice and beef was delicious.
Valuewise, it's fairly good. I had a tonne of food over two people, and we only paid 30 after tip. I suppose if you're in Langley and feeling like Chinese, this isn't a bad spot. It certainly isn't "Westernized" if that kind of thing scares you, and the location is clean, the staff is alright, and the dimsum is good. If I'm in the area again and craving Chinese, I may try their dinner menu. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to go back however; there are equally good options closer to home.
Best Dim Sum I have had in a long time! One of my Chinese friends had told me that Luxe was the best place in the area for good Chinese food, and we were not disappointed. The service was quick, friendly and we got all our food at high rate of speed! Everything we had was great, plus the sesame balls for dessert. I read a bad review about the washroom, but I didn't have to use them, so I can't say anything... I will definitely go back.
I found Luxe a cut above the rest when it comes to Dim Sum... No surly service here... the wait staff are exceedingly professional and helpful. They fill your tea pot with hot water without asking for it. They ask you if you'd like hot sauce... Wow! Like I said, it's not like the typical way I'm treated during dim sum. The dishes are beautiful and delicate - not your typical dim sum garbage service... The skylight is covered with a translucent sheet to make the light more diffuse. All this wouldn't matter if the food wasn't prepared competently or wasn't fresh... The dim sum was quite good. I had the Haa gau, sui mai, tripe with ginger and curried squid. All of it was top notch and fresh to boot. I wouldn't hesitate brining a client to this place.... I'll be back and so should you.
Finally got a chance to return for dim sum and I was not at all dissapointed. We were seated quickly and served right away. The food was hot and delicious. So many items to choose from, and the servers were constantly circulating with carts and trays fresh from the kitchen. They kept the tea topped up without being asked to, we really liked this.
I especially loved the pork pastries, flaky and tender with a slightly sweet filling, mmmm.......
Price was not too steep for 2 of us, we had 6 plates/baskets for $30.00 and even took home leftovers.
Maybe we just get too used to great dim sum at Jade, Fisfermans Terrace and the like that everything else seems mediocre but I don't think that's it. The har gow and tripe were fine, the bean curd barely passable and the beef balls awful and they're my favorute. Like left over undercooked meatloaf the size of a quarter. I didn't finish them for the first time ever. Ambiance is never too relevant in a Chinese restaurant and this was ok. Service was prompt and courteous. Young people trying hard to please. But it's the value or, rather, lack thereof. Unbelievably poor. Sure this is way out in the burbs and you have no other choice etc.. That does not in any fashion justify a bill of almost $21 including tax for the 4 dishes and tea. With tip it's close to $24. For below average food. Maybe the dinner menu would be a better choice. Certainly their dim sum is not an option.
This place has become a family favourite. My 11-year old just requested it for her birthday dinner, and I was only too happy to oblige. Everything we've had here has been SOOOOOO much better than any other Chinese place in the area. The flavours are well blended, the rice is aromatic, the tea is plentiful and the portions are huge! Usually we get at least some extra lunches out of a visit there, so the higher-than-average prices are easily justified.
Service one time was a little slow, but in all of our recent visits it has been prompt and friendly. Food comes out as it is cooked -- some things very quickly, others slower -- so plan to share your dishes. It's a pleasant-looking place inside, nicely decorated, but basically one big open dining room, with a large party room attached. If it's crowded, it could be noisy, but it's never been very crowded when we've gone.
Im originally from vancouver, and just moved to langley this year and I'm still hunting around for great chinese eateries here ( Miss the ones back home)
First time here, and once I walked in... it was a GREAT first impression! This place is NICE!
We were seated right away, and the first thing you notice is the little dim-sum carts rolling around. Thats how I like to eat my dim-sum... I liked to order what LOOKS good, and not have to wait for it to be cooked. It's on your table once you point to it. SO Far So Good.... then we decided to get some pan-fried dishes. I have to say I've had better elsewhere in Langley. There;s not enough " wok-power" or as we call it in chinese " wok'hay" in the food! The flavor's not there, and it's just very ... bland. It's not HORRIBLE.. but it needs some work. Dim-sum's great! the prices are a little above average... but I guess you pay for the nice ambiance of the restaurant as well. We Had to ask for tea a couple times before we got it, and the bill as well. Hey! if they didnt want us to pay... thats fine with me :)
Over-all.... Recommended for dim-sum only !! Try dinner else-where!
I stumbled upon LUXE by shear luck. Only a few blocks from our house and right across the street from Willowbrook Mall, lies this NEW and wonderful restaraunt. We were greated by a most gracious host ( who happens to be the owner ). We were told of the daily specials and they server even made sure we knew what some of the more exotic dishes were. We opted for the DIM SUM menu this early sunday morning. WOW is the the only way to describe it. Piping hot, full of fresh and familiar flavours, crsipy and savoury. Some of the best DIm sum we have ever eaten outside of Canton.
The deep fried squid was outstanding along with the spring rolls.
LUXE is an upscale Chinese Seafood restaruant. The servers are excellent and will answer any questions you have, then check bcak often and they will drop off new dishes for you to sample if your a regular.
The interior of the restaraunt is crisp and clean. The chairs are very comfortable and the ambience is terrific.
Give it a try and write a review !
When I was introduced to this restaurant, I was relieved that I did not have to drive out to Vancouver or Richmond for decent Chinese food. I have been a regular customer for a few months now for dim sum, and look forward to coming in for dinner when the time is right.
The place is neatly decorated, giving the restaurant a sophisticated and authentic feel to it.
The food is not outstanding, as I suspect that some of the dishes were not made freshly in the kitchen (as opposed buying them frozen from a supplier and steaming them). But as I have tried all the dim sum dishes, I can say it is decent. This place can satisfy my dim sum cravings.
The price for dim sum is a little bit above average, but I'm fine with that, as long as the food, service and fact that I don't have to drive so far, is in tact.
Although I see mainly the same employees every time I am there, I feel that the service is a little bit inconsistent. It may be my imagination but I feel that the staff is less attentive and friendly if I enter in a big t-shirt, sweats and no make up. Today I walked in dressed rather professionally, and received really good service.
We went there for lunch. The deco is very nice, but we went for food. The dim sum did not taste fresh; we could tell that they were reheated -- the texture of the dumpling was mushy. We have tried dim sum all over the greater Vancouver area, and this place simply fails in comparison in taste and value to other good, authentic dim sum places in Vancouver or Richmond. The choices of dim sum are few and the dim sum is definitely over-priced.
They served us tea and charged us 80 cents per person, without even asking us what kind of tea that we want. Traditionally, for dim sum, we are supposed to choose the type of tea if we are paying for it. The service was okay, average -- we did not feel welcomed but the servers were responsive when we needed help.
It is too bad that there is no dim sum competition nearby, and maybe this is why they can still survive without striving for a better food quality and value. If you are willing to settle for mediocre dim sum and pay a premium for it, this is the place. Otherwise, it is worthwhile to drive out to Vancouver/Richmond for some real dim sum treat with the same price or less expensive.
We have been to this restaurant many times for dim sum...truly the best in the Fraser Valley, possibly even Vancouver. A little bit more expensive than others but worth it as everything appears to be fresh and of good quality. Off the top of my head, I can say that we have tried the sesame balls, custard tarts, spareribs in black bean sauce, the chicken 'claws' (yes, and they are really tasty, lol), squid in curry sauce, deep fried squid, the sticky rice, the prawn spring rolls, sauteed veggies....all were very good.
This is a Chinese restaurant unlike any I've been to in the Valley.
Great decor, great service, great value and most importantly - great food.
We particularly enjoy the Dim Sum (best this side of Richmond). Some highlights for me are sticky rice, shrimp dumplings and the peppery short ribs! They also have a fine (and tasty) selection of fresh seafood.
If you want "authentic" chinese food, this is a great destination for you. Surpriisingly, if you want "western style" chinese food, they do a great job in this regard as well.
Not sure what to order? Ask for their suggestions...they are very helpful and the food they suggested really hit the spot!
This has been our 3rd visit since we stumbled on fireted's review. Driving out from New West is 100% worth it for this restaurant's dim sum. The decor is very elegant and the food is scrumptious. We particularly enjoy the bbq pork puff pastry and the shark fin dumpling soup is the BEST. We order it anytime we eat dim sum and this place has the best soup and the most delicious dumpling that's filled with goodies. The restaurant is very clean and the server/host, Bill, is exceptional. The soup dumpling and Bill's banter is worth the trip alone.
The meal for two of us... three regular dishes 40 bucks plus tax, and the dishes are smaller. I can go someone else and pay half that, this place just aren't worth the money to pay so much extra. The dishes are not that flavorful, and pretty much the same as any chinese take out. They gave me five prawns for a prawn and veggie chow mein. The five prawns were under cooked with had no flavor whatsoever, felt like chewing nothing.
But the bathrooms are a joke, they are so bad it is shocking. Its been a year since some else reported on here how bad they were and they are still like that but worse, the toilet was wobbling on the floor so bad that I thought it was going to keel over, and it was the only one that was clean, the tissue paper dispenser fell on top of me when I was getting toilet paper, and then the sinks, very gross and only one worked, please explain how inspections let this go?
Not worth it, first time I dined her, and it will be my last, take the recent ratings on here as truth, I wish I had my time and money back, and read this first, they are not worth it, put these people in the rating they deserve, low!
I went to the washroom before I ate and was discusted. OMG it was so filthy. No toilet paper, toilet not flushed, only one sink tap worked, no paper towel, the floor was full of dirt everywhere. I was amazed it passed health inspection. I had to go into another stall to get toilet paper and used that to dry my hands after washing! So I wondered how clean the kitchen was???
We had Dim Sum. It was expensive, I had to ask for dipping sauces, the clams were full of sand, the deep fried squid was greasy and tough.
I could NOT recommend this dump. I was there mid week and there were only a few people eating there. Mostly Caucasians and only one Asian... they must know not to eat here!
Not sure where the other recent reviewers were eating. We have been to this restaurant many times; since it opened, we have eaten here at least once or twice a month for dinner or dim sum. We have not noticed a drop in quality or service. We have never had a negative experience there, even when the restaurant was very full.
Especially given its location in the Valley, the food is traditional and at least as good as many of the better Chinese restaurants in Vancouver.
This is a great place to have authentic dim sum and dinner in Langley. (We're asian so we've had a lot of Chinese food in a lot of restaurants)
My two sons and I moved to the area in 2008, we try to shop, dine, support local as often as possible. Came upon this place by chance, did not expect good quality Chinese in Langley, BC lol:) My boys are no strangers to great restaurants as we have travelled and always make a point of checking out local establishments, and they are not easy to impress. Luxe has definetly become a keeper. We order take-out from there too and the portions are generous and fresh.