Spring Garden Chinese Seafood Restaurant is a family-run business, opened in 2009. Chef Calvin is focused on creating authentic Chinese cuisine by bringing Guangzhou traditional recipes to the local area. The traditional Chinese dishes range from Dim Sum to Buddhist Feast of Vegetables to Szechuan Style Spicy Shrimp. The Dim Sum menu is very popular and only served at lunch time.
We hadn't been to Spring Garden in years. We used to frequent the previous restaurant that was here before them.
As we got up late on a Saturday and didn't want to fight the usual dim sum crowds, we thought we'd give Spring Garden another try.
It was around 1:30pm and the place had a few tables, but it wasn't super busy. Parking in the back was plentiful.
The ordering is by paper, and made to order, so for those looking for the old style carts, this place doesn't do that. We prefer it this way since everything comes out piping hot and fresh when you order (although it can take longer).
We ordered a few favourites, shrimp dumplings, chicken & ginger buns, fried fishcake in rice roll, pan fried red bean cake, and shrimp spring rolls. Everything was very good, and we especially liked the pan fried red bean cake.
Servers were friendly and quick so no complaint there.
The ambiance of the place is old. It really could do with some updating.
They do charge for tea here, and with tea and taxes it was just under $19.
Overall a pretty good experience. There aren't many choices for Dim Sum in the New West/Coquitlam area, so we were happy find one a decent one nearby. Definitely will return.
New Westminster, please welcome this 'new kid on the [12th Street] block'. It replaces "Lucky King Seafood Restaurant", which changed its name and moved to Vancouver.
"Spring Garden" is easily accessible by public transit and my husband & I always find parking in front of, or behind, the restaurant. During our first visit (of what is at least half a dozen visits now) my husband recognized the usual hostess/server from another Chinese restaurant in Burnaby that he frequents too. The familiar face belongs to Janice who is friendly and attentive. She speaks Chinese & English. Her husband is one of the kitchen staff. Sometimes he helps Janice serve customers. He has a big smile and likes to ask how we are enjoying our meals before hurrying back to the kitchen.
My husband & I have tried and were very pleased with "Spring Garden"'s "Hot & Sour Soup", "Congee", "Pan Fried Chive with Shrimp Dumplings", among other dishes. My dessert favorite is "Deep Fried Sesame Seed Flour Balls".
The restaurant is clean & has a bright atmosphere.