Hon's Wun Ton House is a cafeteria-style, chinese restaurant in New Westminster well known for its won tun and noodle dishes.
The diner is very basic and simple. The service was really bad. He was poorly dressed and didn't look very well groomed. His attitude was unfriendly and border-line rude.
I had their Wun Tun soup, which at the time of eating it... tasted okay. Unfortunately, later in the evening after getting back home, I had to stay close to the washroom. The soup was bad.
I looked up the latest Fraserhealth Inspection Report (http://www.healthspace.ca/Clients/FHA/FHA_Website.nsf/0/A8208E50CA7DD63A88258005006E9936?OpenDocument) and saw the folllowing...
Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces not properly washed and sanitized
Adequate handwashing stations not available for employee
Food not protected from contamination
Food not thawed in an acceptable manner
Conditions observed that may allow entrance/harbouring/breeding of pests
Food premises not maintained in a sanitary condition
We went to Hon's at the opening of their business day at 11:00. There was one other person there.
We ordered the beef slices with chow mein. Other diners starting coming in and ordered. We sat there and
and waited for our food. People ate and left. Finally, at about 11:35, we got our order.
Food was absolutely terrible and not edible. I am not a picky eater but the noodles tasted like it was
plastic & the meat was very chewy & tough.
Needless to say, we will never set in this location again. It used to be ok.
Coming to this Hon's always kinda scares me. It's always dirty, inside and out. It's a very old location with a desparate need of a restaurant make-over.
The few times I've come here, the tables were always sticky, even after their 1 second wipe-down. I question how clean their table rags are to begin with.
The restaurant is pretty small creating line-ups during the lunch hour all the time.
Food is okay, at least it tastes that way - how can you go wrong with potstickers?? I love that the have dimsum specials.
However, they don't have very many good chinese restaurant in New West, so I would still come here.
I go to this Hon's location whenever I am hungry in New West. I must say that overall the service is usually efficient but only that. As for the food, they serve up the same dishes as other Hon's. Ambiance is not terrific. This is easily the worst Hon's on that score. It is also the dirtiest of the lot. Last time I was there (3 of weeks ago) I had 6 pork potstickers and a bowl of beef brisket with noodles in soup. It was tasty as always.
Let's face it, you don't go to this kind of place for haut cuisine. I'll be back for more. I like to live on the edge :)
...from North Delta. We thought we could overlook the "ambiance thang" if the food was good...
And IT USED TO BE. We came at least once a week, endured the lineups and the "casual" service.
The past few times we've been, the food is NOT ao good, and the slack service is starting to get "not so charming"....
I'm sorry that a reasonably accessible place has gone downhill. We haven't been there for many months, based mostly on the "meh" service and the "meh" food.
This restaurant seems pretty cramped and the tables never seem very clean. Service is fine... I get my food in a timely manner but then the servers seem to disappear from sight and ignore me unless I wave my hand frantically to get them to my table.
Food wise, I love their potstickers and wonton soup. I have tired their other dishes and I haven't found one that I thought was better than "okay".
I now usually end up buying the frozen pot stickers and making them at home. That way I don't have to deal with the restaurant. I only go back now to buy their frozen food.
It's just like any other Hon's - expect pretty good food at cheap prices and rudish waiters but this location is worse than the rest because it's the dingiest of them all, although I haven't been to the Coquitlam location but I'm assuming so. And I don't know if it's because it's the location or what but I always find myself surrounded by the oddest people. Maybe its the water...
With Hons you know what you are getting. They have been consistent from teh begining offering reasonably priced large portioned chinese food. I have found the flavour has gone downhill in last few years but still a consistent spot for chinese food at a very reasonable price. get the potstickers they are always a tasty favorite
Hon's is my favorite restaurant in New West for Chinese take-out. I prefer it to dining in, as they are very busy so when you dine in you feel a bit rushed to sit, eat and leave.
I don't think the menu has changed in 10 years so you find your favourite dishes and stick with them. Try the Beef lettuce wrap, BBQ pork, Deep-fried boneless chicken with crushed almond, Buddhist feast of Vegetables, House chow mein, Dry Garlic spareribs.
Remember to ask if they've included soy sauce, napkins, etc when you pick it up as take-out is always busy and these things sometimes get forgotten.
We regular frequent the Coquitlam and Chinatown Hon's but decided to drop by the New West one yesterday for lunch as the food was decent years ago. Their potstickers were good but there wasn't any of the little flakes of ginger in the sauce like everywhere else. We ordered House chow mein, hardly any meat or fish, and missing the scallops, the green beans were tasteless , the deep fried noodles (not panfried) were terribly, similar to the "Farkay" brand they have at superstore. Maybe they save time that way by prefrying the noodles. Go to the Coquitlam one, it is MUCH better in terms of quality, taste and they give you more quanity of topping for your money !
They say eat where the locals do.
Our family has enjoyed this spot for many years. Having tried all the other locations (ironically except the one in Chinatown) this is the one we invariably return to.
Cleanliness is not a strong suit here. They are extremely busy and I guess they do the best they can. This is crowded spot. So they clean your table & seat you, but don't look at the floor!
The food and the low prices are the draw here. Chinese food is not cheap but Hon's turn it out in such volume it is very affordable here. You can easily feed a family of 4 for under $30 and have another meal at home with the leftovers.
The kids always liked the potstickers, which are the chinese version of gyoza or perogies. They come in several forms but we prefer them pan fried. Beef with black bean sauce on a bed of crispy noodles is a favourite.
The tea is hot and they do a good job of keeping your glass full.
You can purchase many of the items they serve in the restaurant in frozen format & also sell some of their product at the T & T Supermarket Chain.
So if you are not looking for a fancy dining experience, try your local Hon's. I'd recommend the New West location.
Reviews of Hon's are bound to be somewhat predictable, because predictable is what makes them great. You know when you go to Hon's (regardless of location) you're going to get Chinese food that tastes like you think Chinese food should tsate like. Now, I don't know which came first, the tsate of Hon's or the taste of Chinese food, but in my mind they are synonymous (or maybe they put mind altering additives in the pot stickers). Me likee.
ate here maybe two years ago. worst hon's experience ever. My family and I were avid Hon's fans, often ate at chinatown's location as a kid. Recently in last half year, even my parents have given up hoping for a good meal at hon's. (chinatown's was the best location out of the others).
west min's one is really cramped (forget ambiance as hon's is like a cafeteria setting anyhow), totally different style soup and noodles (short and what seems like broken noodles), bland/just salty soup and the wontuns ddidn't taste the same
Worst duck, ever. Service wasn't good at all and food took too long for coming lukewarm. Portions are huge but too fatty and low quality. Wonton soup was waaaay too salty and I hated the egg rolls. The place was overly crowded and there was a lot of kids crying. Which is ok but I was already annoyed and it amplified the whole deal. Not coming back.
I have been a customer of Hon's in New Westminster for over 10 years.
This place is always busy at prime dinner hours and sometimes at lunch on the weekend.
When I go to Hon's, I know exactly what I am getting and the food quality is pretty consistent. You can have a decent dinner for about $10 per person with food left over to take home.
They have limited pre set menu for 2, 4, 6 or 8 people. If you don't know what to order, I suggest you go for one these items and you won't be disappointed.
We went out to give it one last chance but as it turns out, we ended up with bloated stomachs. I have no idea what they add to the food that causes these symptoms.
I've been to a variety of Chinese restaurants in BC, and this one is below par. Too bad, because they do offer good prices.
I guess I better go check the other locations, just to be thorough. I'll keep you posted.
I have lived in New West for 3 yrs. Moved from Vancouver Island, so back then I knew nothing about area restaurants. I asked the locals where to get the best Chinese food. They all love Hon's. I am a trusting soul, so given the overwhelming approval for this place I have given it more chances than it deserves. In fact, I have tried takeout once and dine-in twice in the past 3 years. Each time eating in the place was dirty and uncomfortable. Service is brusque and uncaring. Takeout and dine in, the food was lousy. Is that too blunt? It's true. I feel like the kid in the story about the Emperor's New Clothes. Why are people so impressed? It is HORRIBLE Chinese food, people. It tastes like burnt oil, old fish and unidentified greasy, bitter substances. I will never, ever make the mistake of eating Hon's food again. Blech!
Our usual Chinese place is closed on Tuesdays, so we decided to give the new owners of this Hon's one last chance, and true to form they totally disappointed.
The food was barely edible. I mean, it was not good. The chicken balls were mystery meat specials. I think they were pork. My wife thought maybe old chicken tidbits, pressed scraps or something. The batter was better than the meat. The sauce for them was thin, vinegary, and had a nasty oily sheen.
The spring rolls were mostly wrapper, and were freezer burned. Unreal! The potstickers were wafer thin and almost transparent. A far cry from the plump dumplings that used to be served.
Shrimp fried rice was acceptable and that's the kindest thing I can say about it. It tasted like white rice with chicken oxo cube broth and frozen vegetables stirred in. The shrimps were small and sparse. It was like a little treasure hunt game to find the seafood.
The only thing that was remotely tasty was the curried beef brisket.
Service gets a three because it was ready very quickly and they were pleasant on the phone. Saw the reason for the quick service when we rolled in to pick up; the place was almost empty. At 6pm there were only three or four tables of people. This restaurant used to be packed with a line out the door every night at this time.
Don't think we'll be going back.
I saw "Cheap and Greasy" as one of the review titles for Hon's - and I agree 100%. Hon's is cheap and greasy. The only caveat is that I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes that's exactly what I feel like, and then Hon's is there, waiting for me, with rubbery potstickers and a bowl of satisfying chow-mein, all served with a pot of chili oil. Omm nom scarf nom nom.
Last time I went, I had 12 steamed pot-stickers and a 'special chow mein'. The special chow mein was loaded down with seafood and green beans (I wish they would have mentioned the green beans on the menu. Ugh.) - but wiht a little bit of chili oil and some time to cool down, it was a pile of delicious. The pot-stickers were pot-stickers.
Don't go to Hon's expecting Haute Cuisine, and it'll treat you right. And by 'right', I mean 'cheap, and filling, and you can get a gross of pot-stickers'.
After reading all the good reviews for Hon's Wun Tun House, we decided to try it for ourselves. We love Asian food, specifically Chinese cuisine, and with the number of positive reviews this restaurant has, we were expecting delicious food. Sadly, we were quite disappointed in our order. The wun tun soup, a favourite of ours, was flavoured with an unknown seasoning which, in our opinion, rendered the soup almost unpalatable. We found the fried rice to be quite bland, and the chow mein was very greasy and unflavourful. Deciding to be fair, and attributing our disappointing meal to an "off" night, we opted to give it one more try. Unfortunately, we were again disappointed by the same issues (lack of flavour, greasy food, over-priced for the quality of food presented) and thus will not be eating there again.
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