Luxe serves traditional Chinese cuisine including dim sum and seafood dishes.
For those of you who’ve been to luxe, when you ask for the check, do they give you a list of dishes you’ve ordered with price for each one and the total at the bottom?
Because if you go to The Keg or Montana’s, you’ll get a list of dishes with price for each one so you know what have you ordered and the price, but at luxe, they don’t seem to do this. Or this only happens to me?
We ordered some dishes that are not on the menu and asked to see the price on the bill, it’s pricey, and we knew that, the accountant would only showed us a list of dishes WITHOUT price for each and a total at the end. It felt like the person was trying to hide something from us, and the accountant seemed impatient that day for what we’ve asked…. We’re not complaining about the expensive price, because they do have quality food and we know that, but would just like to KNOW HOW MUCH it is and not just paying for something that we don’t know what we’re paying for.
Otherwise, they do have quality food and professional services.
Friends & I went to Luxe based on reviews at this website. I was a bit hesitant, because I can be pretty fussy about what's good. Overall, I was very impressed. The restaurant was not crowded at 11 AM on a Sunday, but there were lots of service staff. The room itself is quite airy & pleasant--Chinese without being overpowering.
And the food--fresh, hot where it should be, and very well done. The Ha Gow (Shrimp dumplings) were just right. The Pi-Quat (steamed spareribs) had enough chili & garlic to notice but not so much as to need a fire extiguisher.
The staff were impressed that a white person knew the correct names for most of the items.
My only regret is that none of us had room for the clams in black bean sauce. I'm going back for those!
This is my favourite upscale Chinese restaurant outside of Vancouver and Richmond. I have not had a bad meal there, whether it be for dim sum lunch or for dinner. I especially like the Peking duck. The fresh seafood from the tanks are also cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and attentive. The pricing is good for the quality and the service. Highly recommended!
My caucasian "sister" was bugging us to take her our for Dim Sum ... and I was placed with a mission to search for a decent chinese restaurant ... We didn't want to drive into Richmond or Vancouver and so I logged onto the internet and searched. There was not a lot of selections for Surrey/Langely, but I came upon the reviews for Luxe Chinese Seafood Restaurant. I read all 29 reviews and they were all positive except for 1 ... not a bad ratio.
The 3 of us had a bit of trouble locating the restaurant even using map quest and a Garmin, and so I called and was given directions by a friendly staff member that answered the call. When we entered the restaurant, we were pleasantly surprised with the bright decor, cleanliness and ambience. The rolling carts filled with the assortment of dim sum (translation - "touch your heart") was an unexpected treat to see outside of the traditional area of Richmond/Van. We were quickly seated & promptly served refreshing chinese tea and the feast began. The servers were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We started with har gow (shrimp dumpling) - they were freshly made and huge, this was followed by beef balls, crsipy egg rolls, bean curd wrap, scallop dumpling, black bean spareribs, crispy wonton shrimp, extra large plate of salty, garlicky deep fried calamari and the piece de resistance – deep fried shrimp balls resembling chicken legs. We washed it down with cold soft drinks served in tall glasses and a twist of lemon. For the 3 of us, we chipped in $20 each for the whole meal, a bit expensive for dim sum, but it was definitely worth it … we tipped handsomely for the quick service and excellent, freshly prepared dishes. It was a great experience and my sister and I don’t have to listen to my Caucasian “sister” - once known as “the pretty one”, changed to “the selfish one” and is now “the evil one” – constant whining of wanting her “bean curd wraps” … We will definitely be back and in fact already have plans for dim sum on March 22, 2009.
Bon appetite everyone!!
We have been here many times for Dim Sum, and it has to be equal to any Dim Sum restaurant you will find in Richmond or Vancouver! They bring the Dim Sum around on carts, and on Saturdays and Sunday afternoons it's frantic, but the food is fabulous and the service is always friendly and fast. If you don't know what some of the Dim Sum items are, they are happy to explain.
We have also come here a couple times for dinner, and they have all the typical Canadian type Chinese Food such as fried rice, sweet and sour pork, etc, however, if you want a real treat and something outstanding, order the Peking Duck. When we were there they were coming out so fast we could hardly count how many! They carve it at your table, and serve it with crepes and hoi sin sauce. Then they take the rest of the duck, dice it, and serve the remainder with lettuce wrap. Absolutely fabulous!! If you've never had it, don't be afraid to try, it really is delicious.
They also have a fresh seafood tank, although we haven't tried anything from there yet. If you want authentic Chinese food, this is definitely the place to come. Start with the Dim Sum, you won't be disappointed!
I have heard it is hard to find authentic Chinese food in Langely and I believe this restaurant has exceptional dishes. We went here for a large family dinner and the dishes were all amazing. The service was good and the restaurant was clean. So you really don't have to travel all they way to Richmond to find good Chinese!
I have had a few lunches and dinners here and the food has always been consistant and great. Have now gone twice for Dim Sum and its as good as anything I have had anywhere in the lowermainland. Their shrimp dumplings are huge and absolutely delicious. Very nice interior and friendly owner and staff. Yes its a bit pricey but with the high quality level you feel like you got great value when paying the bill.
Its great to see the place busy because you know they aren't going to be going out of the business and we will have a great and rare source of chinese cuisine outside of Richmond and Vancouver.
Went for Dim Sum after reading some of the reviews and not wanting to drive into Vancouver or Richmond. They had carts which not a lot of places do now days. The food was delicious some of the best dim sum I've had, very fresh, large pieces, quality bits of meat and seafood. Bit pricer than some places but excellent quality. Waiters were alll smartly dressed as well and very helpful.
Would definitely go back.
i went to Luxe with my boyfriend last week for DIM SUM.
FOOD: very fresh and hot :) i'm chinese canadian and their dim sum is one of the BEST i've ever had in my life! the portions are varied by size which determines its price on the menu (small, medium, large) we had 6 plates/steamed baskets for under $30.00 ... not that bad.
SERVICE: the staff is dressed very nicely, black and white. during weekdays, there is no need to flag them down or be ignored (even if the restaurant is full) the menus are in english as well as chinese and the servers speak fluently in english.
AMBIANCE: the restaurant is fairly modern and formal. the cutlery is clean and the furniture looks really nice. they should play music...
*** the location is in langley which is kind of odd for me because i'm so used to having dim sum in vancouver and richmond but it is so worth it!
I had dinner here and it was great. The food was very good and service was of a good standard. There was lots in each serving and I would go again. I would recommed this to anyone looking for good Chinese food in a clean well run restaurant.
I don't know what happened to the last few reviewers, but you don't get a line up for bad food etc. took a friend there for dim sum lunch and we could only pack away 4 dishes before giving in. Solid dim sum in large portions no complaints from both of us. The price was what you expect and it came out to just over $20. For Langley that's not bad. I have had dim sum at another place on Fraser hiway in langley I won't mention that paled in comparison. I'd go back for sure. Seems like juding by the line up on a Thursday afternoon other people do to.
We went to Luxe today with a party of seven. We were seated promptly and the waiters were very nice. Complimentary tea was given to us at the beginning, so we sat down and relaxed while waiting to order. We ordered several dishes to share and the dishes came one after another. The first dish that came was pork, and I am a vegetarian, but I felt that since I am reviewing, I should try it. The pork was delicious and was gone pretty quickly. After the pork game the prawns with black beans and vegetables. What the menu should have said was vegetables with prawns and black beans because there was a mountain of veggies with some prawns and a little beans. The vegetables were great. The sauce tasted really good and it was very enjoyable. We ordered the prawns stir-fried instead of deep-fried and I regret it. Although, they were good, the prawns would have tasted better deep fried. When I first saw the dish, I thought the prawns were cauliflower because of the shape. I am a non-strict vegetarian, so I took place in the fish eating. After, the prawns, a dish came with vegetables, squid, and shrimp, scallops. The shrimp was good, the squid was okay, and I don't even think the scallops were there. The vegetables were different types from the ones in the previous dish, so they tasted different. After, the seafood dish, we had sweet and sour pork. It was good even though I only had one piece because I am a vegetarian. During all this food, the waiters were really nice. We seemed to have three waiters all focused on our table. They were great and they told jokes. Anyway, we finished off the dinner with chowmein, rice, and a hot and sour soup for myself. The soup was loaded with shrimp and all kinds of things, but the broth tasted funny so I only took a couple of bites. We ordered the chowmein crunchy and that was a mistake because nobody liked it. The rice was so good though because it had egg and vegetables and it was so fresh. All the stuff that I just said was basically our dinner
After the dinner, the waiter surprised me by giving me some cookies and deserts with a birthday candle in it. After all it was my birthday, so I blew out my candle graciously and ate the cookies with some of the complimentary tea. I was very surprised at the service and ambiance. It is a hole in the wall of the outside but beutiful on the inside. The service was great too. Overall, I liked parts of this dinner and didn't like parts. Some dishes were 4/5 and some were 2/5. Also, there was some pretty weird things on the menu like the shark fin soup which I was not daring enough to try. So, in the end, I would reccomend this restaurant to people who are willing to spend money on things that they are not sure that they will like. I liked this restaurant because it was SUPER FRESH and very authentic. Luxe has to be the freshest chinese food that I have ever tasted.
First of all, I read all the reviews.We came here one evening for dinner. The restaurant was so cold and so noisy for there were kids running around with no supervision from their parents. Not restaurant fault I know.
We ordered the usual dishes like peking duck, appetizer combo,scallops with vegetables,crispy chicken,and more. We were not impressed with the dishes.Peking duck was so so, appetizer came to us in the middle of the meal, doesn;t it usually come at the beginning of the meal. The scallops were very small portion (not even to go around for our table of 8),chicken was over cooked and very dry. The soup was the only decent thing that we ordered. No "wok hay" as one mentioned.
The service wasn't great even.
We have been several times before. It was never my favorite restaurant but there is nothing around this area half decent. It never got any better. so why it is so popular? Every body must have different taste buds or was is a bad night again.
Dim is also very pricy for what you get.
No more for this place for me...
I only tried this restaurant because of all the positive reviews from this website. I wasn't disappointed.
We went there for dim sum. The server was very friendly. She took the time to explain to us each item on her cart. The shrimp spring roll was still hot when it was served, crispy and it was very good. I also had pork dumplings. Oh, I had lots of them. The fried rice was also good.
We're definitely going back.
This place just keeps getting better. Had my third experience there yesterday and it was the best yet. Was clever enough to call for reservations - this place was packed at 1:00 p.m. Food is hot and fresh - nice touch to still be bringing the food out in carts - you can also order off the menu. Staff is friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable - we had sticky rice, spare ribs, har gow, bean curd rolls and a very large and exceptionally delicious plate of spicy squid plus two pots of tea for $27. 00 tax in. We couldn't eat it all and ended up taking the left overs home. No more having to drive into Richmond for Dim Sum - this place rocks.
Assuming that the Pink Pearl is close to the best Dim Sum... and King Do in Surrey has the best squid... we can surmise then that Luxe has the best, if not the most original dim sum outside of those two. They are fresh, made in house, very tasty, and definately one of the more impressive showings.
Try the shu-mai, the ha-gow, or the garlic gai-lan.
After reading reviews here, I found Luxe for dim sum yesterday.
I agree, best dim sum south of the Fraser River. Food was hot, fresh and flavourful. Pretty good selections although you have to order rather than choose of carts.
Service was good and friendly, prices on average for dim sum. (Not $2 per dish)
I made the mistake of ordering lemon chicken - I know I know it is neither dim sum nor even chinese food but I had a craving. What arrived was overcooked chicken covered in heavy fish and chip batter with a weak and flavourless lemon sauce.
I will go back and I will stick to the dim sum or chinese menu items.
Went to Luxe the other night nice place. When the waiter came to the table he was very RUDE .I proceeded to order and before each selection I ordered he said YUUUP YUUUUUUUUUUUP .I should have told him how rude he was and left. The food came out not big portions either and soaked in oil or grease the plates were very slimy. Will never go back to such a crappy restaurant! This place should be shut down . Oh ya the prices are approx double of your standard fare chinese restaurant dinner for 4 only 99 dollars what a joke. It will feed 3 people and will still be hungry. Do not go save yourself you been advised
Thier wonton soup is the best I've ever had and they come to your table and serve you. Which is a nice touch. The food is great. I've now tried many of the items on the menu and find I like most. Thier authentic this isn't american chinese food. This is actual chinese food which in Langley is amazing.
I have been to many Chinese Restaurants, this one is worst. First of all, the foods are not fresh; the prices are unbelievably high compared to the similar restaurants. It's family owned, the only concern they seemed to have is to extract more money from customers. Services are horrible too. If you ordered a hot pot, you would bring it cold. Worst of all, they voluntarily deduct their tips, and never bring the changes back to you no matter how much it is. I would never go back to the Restaurant again.