This is a tea house in the New West area. All food items are average priced and there is quite a bit of variety to choose from. Just a warning. The food takes a long time to get to your table so plan ahead if you are in a hurry. Food is the typical taiwanese-style food. Nice presentation. A bit on the smaller side. My favorites are the bubble tea drinks. It's a four star for the drinks. A really good selection made with real fruit. None of the horrible powder stuff you can sometimes get elsewhere. The drinks start at $3.25 without pearls. There are seats and tables in the restaurant for you to sit down if you wanted to. The place is clean and well-kept. I think it's mostly students visiting the place during the day as Douglas College is right across the street.
Maybe you should just go for Tea. We went for Chinese food and it was disappointing. It looks like a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but it is actually quite big in the back. The restaurant is clean and comfortable,but no real ambiance.
The food is OK, and you get large portions, but it all seems to have been made well ahead and then reheated. Sauces become glutinous. We had the sweet and sour chicken and the beef in black bean sauce. Lots for two and leftovers to take home, but unremarkable taste.
Service is practically non-existent. The owner was watching TV and we would call him over when we were ready to order, needed anything, ready to pay etc. He was very pleasant and we certainly weren't rushed,but it's not the best way to run a restaurant. Prices are reasonable.
I'd go again, but not for dinner. Tea with a friend and a snack might be better.
Be warned: It is unspectacular. But you should come anyway because it's the only place around here with a menu dedicated to Taiwanese dishes. This should mean nothing to you unless you've spent time in Taiwan and miss it. Pork chops pound thin, then dipped in sweet potato starch and fried, colorful posterboard cutouts as wall decor, staff whom you suspect live above the restaurant or at least seem too "at home" and make no pretense about looking busy.