Market fresh, healthy noodle dishes cooked in quickly and served in Asian take out boxes.
I went there for take-out and ordered the Asian Chow Mein and Spring Rolls. Both were quite good and cooked fresh (not soggy messes heated up from the night before like some of the other *shudder* chinese food joints in town). Wokbox is more in line with the new "fast casual" type of restaurants starting to pop up here in Canada and I can't encourage them more! The portion size could be larger as I would tend to agree with another reviewer that you don't get that important leftover lunch meal you do with the other dives in town. So if I have a complaint that would be it. It is rather pricey but remember it is better quality food you are getting too! (I am not the owner of the store by the way.) Hopefully, they make a good go of it here in MR and give the other restaurants a run for their money.
I went to the Maple Ridge location on the week end. I have eaten at the North Van before and always enjoyed their food and friendly service. Here at Maple Ridge is no different, clean, friendly, helpful service and good food. They also bring it to your table after you order. I ordered the Jungle Curry regular size and green onion cakes. It's a big portion and was way more food than I should've eaten. The green onion cakes are very tasty (tottally recommend this to everyone). Price is a bit higher than other fast food places but I didn't mind, it's tottally worth it. Besides, they also have cheaper options on the lunch size, which I've had before and is a good portion as well. I noticed thet here they have beer on tap besides the choices on bottle. We ordered acouple of pints. Over all I do recommend this place, very decent food, quick and good service. I will come back again!
I've only been a couple of times but both times it's great!!! The staff are super helpful in helping me decide on what to have. I personally find the portions plenty big enough for lunch leftovers...however my husband always eats his all up. So totally depends on the person.
It's really nice inside I just don't LOVE the location. At night there's lots of parking right beside but in the day the dr.s office takes up most of the parking in the side so you have to park in the big parking lot and I'm always a little nervous walking across worried about traffic coming in off lougheed. (but that could just be me).
I look forward to going back I got a coupon from the paper so should be back soon!!
Food - Pad Thai was not that spectacular at all and was WAY to salty. Rice was dry..?
Portions - I could have spent the same at one of the local Mom and Pop Chinese Restaurants and recieved about 30% food (leftovers for tommorow's lunch)
Price to Quality Ratio - LOW. For what we paid we didnt get Value for our money.
Sorry - We wont me coming back :(
I read the good reviews on this restaurant in dinehere. So I decided to order a couple of items for take-out. I ordered the sichuan chicken and the penang shrimp and chicken. For their prices it is certainly more expensive than most Chinese restaurant. When I got home and tried the dishes, I was very disappointed. The taste is kinda weird sweetish taste and not all all spicy. There are lots of vegetable filler and very little meat. They should have just call it sichuan vegetable or penang vegetables. Anyway, I'm quite disappointed with this meal. Not sure if this is just a one-off because I read the excellent reviews below. But then again, it makes me wonder it those are phony reviews made by the restaurant owner himself. One nice thing nice about my take out order though, it came in those little Chinese take-out box made of cardboard. Its more environmentally friendly than the styrofoam takeout box in most Chinese restaurants.
I cant believe I've heard people rave about this restaurant. I've never had won ton soup with a murky brown broth before. The Pad Thai was sticky, over cooked noodles and again, the worse I've ever had. The size of the portions were small at best and the price was way too much.
Had delivery tonight for the first time from these guys. I've had the food many times before but this was the first time trying out the service. Food was fantastic as usual although I could tell it had been sitting for at least 20 or so minutes, but its delivery. I guess that's expected. Driver was a little grumpy and short with me, but staff at the store over the phone very helpful. I've satisfied the craving and had to share. Good job Wok Box! Check out my other review of this breakfast joint from yesterday morning.
great food great service they knew we were new and made some recomendations and we took them and were very satisfied!! great taste big portions as well for $10.99 for the full order so we will be back again! lots of selection for food and even had plenty to take home for left overs.
They food is delicious! I will very much be coming back. The service was great, the food quality was perfect.
Very warm environment. I recommend this place for sure, they offer a variety of pretty much everything. They offer variety of alcohol (draft beer, as well as bottled, and wine ) They also do take out and delivery for people who dont know... an amazing feature that i love.
The money you spend at this place is outrageous! I can't believe the bill after I order my food. You're up close to $20 bucks every time. This food isn't expensive to prepare. This is a rip off!!! The food is good though, definitely not the best thai style I've had but it's ok. Save your money.
We've been to WokBox a couple of times..My family and I have tried the Singapore cashew, Pad Thai, Penang shrimp and Chicken (a bit on the spicy side) and black bean... All very savory tasting and healthy,balance meals (great for children)... Very modern with 2 big screen T.V.s to watch your favorite sporting events, a nice change from the pub atmosphere. Helpful staff along with the owners came by our table numerous times to make sure we were enjoying our visit. Like any new restaurant, a few kinks to iron out...But, overall a great place to spend an evening with your family or a night out with the girls or guys!
I have come here for both a dine in experience and a take out experience. The time that we dined in we were thoroughly pleased. The atmosphere is very warm and inviting and the restaurant is super clean!! We got our food very quickly and all four of us eating together each enjoyed our seperate meals. The manager was sure to ask and make sure that we liked everything which we found to be a very nice touch. Having enjoyed it this first time, we then ordered a large take out order one evening for movie night. Rather than doing the same old chinese food we decided to try something much more healthy and nutritous. The food was so delicious, and the fact that we did not feel gross or greasy after eating it was a greatly added bonus. I particularly like the Thai and Mongolian dishes with chicken and udon noodles - super tasty! We will definitley be coming here in the future when we are looking for a good, quick, and healthy meal to have!
Outstanding. This is clearly where the quick convenient restaurants need to be heading.
My lunch choices on the road have been Timmy's (cardboard), fast food (blech), Subway (crap) and any random joint you run into. All of them cheap, fast, and convenient, but i feel dirty afterwards, and never satisfied.
These guys are doing freshly prepared meals in literally 5 minutes, with none of the typical cheats you see (no scoop and serve premade crap here) in other operations. The flavours are intense, bold, and actually have a depth of flavour and authenticity that impressed me (classically trained chef). The portions are huge, and the selection is decent as well.
I liked being able to negotiate the spice level from mouth on fire to none at all by talking to the servers about which dishes brought the heat, and the knowledge of the staff was far above what I would expect in a quick serve environment.
I'll be getting my takeout from here from now on, at last something I can be proud to bring home to the family.
Good job guys
Have come here several times already, and haven't been disappointed yet.
Some of the other reviews may have been mistaken and clicked on the wrong wok box location, because this place is nothing like what they described. And while the stir fry's and other meals aren't extremely cheap, they're definitely worth it for the quality.
Favorite so far has been the butter chicken naanwich. For only 6 bucks, you get a donair style wrap, but bigger. Its a decent sized meal for anyone.
This place is da bomb ! I need my noodles, and this place delivers, and much more ! There is no other place in Maple Ridge that cooks it up like the Wok Box. The only guy who can out noodle me is my son and he loves this place ! The one pet peeve I have with noodle places is not enough noodles ! The Wok Box delivers, you do not leave this place feeling hungry........they won't let you ! It's just too bad that I have to wait to drive home from North Van before I get to enjoy the Wok Box cuisine. We used to go to the bar to watch the Canucks game, now you don't have to, the owners got it right when they installed all those LCD TV's, you feel like you have your own. Ok gotta go, off to the Wok Box, game starts at 7pm. Out.
I went into Wok Box for lunch when they first opened and was suprised by the interior of the place. it looks great! the food was delicious, and the people were very friendly and helpful when it came to ordering. i was a bit flustered about the amount of choices in their restaurant, but the friendly staff helped me pick something, and i loved it! i've been back 3 or 4 times since then and i will be continuing to go back! good job wok box! and welcome to Maple ridge! you should try it!!!
Very excited that the Wok Box is now open! Nice to have a tastier alternative to fast food!
I've only eaten the kung pao chicken so far, but it's very good. It says it's a spicy dish but I don't find much spiciness to it, so anyone can try it. Great service, very attentive staff and fairly quick service.
Definitely try this Wok Box!!