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Westview Oriental Restaurant

2601 Westview Drive, #108
North Vancouver, BC V7N4M2
Tel: (604) 987-7799
Fax: (604) 987-2361

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Dim Sum is OK
By sinner of North Vancouver (71 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 6, 2007 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Whenever I go to this place, it's always for Dim Sum - the place is usually quite full, which is a good sign. I've found the dim sum to be quite fresh and moist. The Ha Gau and Su Mai are decent and the baby octopus is quite nice. While the service isn't stellar, it's on par for most dim sum places. It's a good choice for dim sum if you're already in the area.

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overpriced, boring & little service.
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 5:59pm [Dine in]

I walked in after my workout for a late lunch, and I'm not sure if it was how I looked or disturbing their staff lunch.

Service was non existant, slow, didn't inquire at anytime, how I like my food and was very overpriced for dim sum. The food had little taste, wasn't the best quality and I found Steamed pork buns and Prawn dumplings very dry. I thought the prices where high for dim sum, and due to lack of interest by the staff, I don't believe I will be returning anytime soon.

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Bland
By Kujibo of West Vancouver (127 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 7, 2007 - 9:04pm [Dine in]

We tried this place about a year ago. Ordered a dinner for two special.

I found the food very bland and tasteless. It's possible it's just a bland style of cuisine as I've eaten at other chinese restaurants that were almost as bland. Then again I've had other very tasty chinese food. I'm no chinese cuisine expert.

Service was so so. The funniest thing was the waitress was walking by and let out a big burp (she didn't even try to hide it). I've never had that ever happen while dining. It makes me wonder how well they handle the food and all that if they will do that in front of you.

Place was decent enough inside, some nice fish tanks.

It just seemed like completely watered down chinese food meant for non-chinese people. Yeah I'm not sure the north shore is a hot bed for good chinese cuisine but I have been to other much better places on the shore. I wouldn't repeat here. I mean even the name, "Oriental" restaurant doesn't seem very chinese.

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Good but too expensive
By Goodwrench of North Vancouver (40 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 16, 2011 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

Stopped by here for Lunch with a friend of mine. Had some food from the Dim Sum Menu, and from the Lunch Menu. First off the Dim Sum. It was good. I had the Fried Taro, Fried Squid, and Green Onion Pancake. I thought it was all pretty good. Standard Chinese food, nothing too fancy. Had a Yang Chow Fried Rice and a plate of Sesame Chicken. Again, it was good. I liked the Menu a lot. It had pictures and numbers to order what you want. The Dim Sum doesn't come out in a Cart, you simply check it off from the list.

The Decor of the plate is alright. Pretty standard Chinese style. It was clean and room. No wait for lunch, and food came pretty quickly. Service was alright too, everyone spoke english. Tea Pots were refilled quickly. Food came out quickly too. Parking in that Mall is a bit of a Gong Show!

Here's why I won't be going back. The value! 6.95 for fried squid is a bit steep. But, I guess that's about right for that area? I don't know. But, I know that the meal I ate would've cost about 10 bucks less in Vancouver. And, I know the quality would've been the same or better. Like seriously, it was Pricey! All in all, the two of us at for 45$ with tip included. That's a LOT. I mean, it was good, but, it wasn't nearly that good. If I had to go back, I wouldn't mind. But, given the choice, I'd rather head into town, order MORE food and pay less. That's just me, maybe I'm spoiled by the Chinese food in town. I really don't think any of the food was really noteworthy, just decent.

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Only on the North Shore...
By goonboy of Burnaby (40 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 2:24pm [Dine in]

I recently got a new job and work in the office building next to this restaurant. As Chinese food is my favourite cuisine, I asked my coworkers what they thought of this place and they said it was ok. I was shocked to find out that their lunch special which would cost $5-6 anywhere else in the Lower Mainland was $10. I ordered the chicken fried rice, chop suey and spring roll combo. The chicken fried rice was decent, the chop suey bland and the spring roll was almost hollow except for a few bean sprouts and totally soaked in grease. The portions were meagre too. Totally unacceptable for a $10 "Lunch special". I would have been disappointed had I even paid $5. On top of that, it says 10% off for take-out on their window, but it fails to show that it only appllies to orders of $20 or more. Only on the North Shore can a substandard Chinese restaurant like this stay in business.

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Really Good for North Shore Standards
By HelloMoto of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Good Chinese food is pretty much non-existent on the North Shore. My friend wanted dim sum and since she lives on the North Shore, she decided on this place. Honestly, I wasn't very keen about eating any Asian food on the North Shore, but decided to take a chance.

Must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. The dim sum is actually not bad.... it's not great but it's decent. The shrimp dumplings are HUGE!! A little too big, but they were fresh. Black bean spareribs were nice as was the sticky rice wraps. We also had the sui mai dumplings, beef balls, fried wonton and fried spring rolls. Everything was decent.

So if you're on the North Shore and desperate for some dim sum, give this place a try.!

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getting cleaner
By cluttermind of vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 11, 2008 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

everybody says hello at this place
it's quite cozy altho very tight spaced
much, muchhh cleaner than i remember it (2 yrs ago?)

good portions, yummy food and the prices are very decent

not very upscale or anything but great to enjoy a simple dinner here and there...

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substandard & expensive dim sum
By I_know_asian_food of West Vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

This is the first review I have ever written about a restaurant - I took my inspiration from my lousy experience this past weekend.
My spouse is Chinese and I have visited China (including Hong King) and Taiwan many times and therefore I have had lots of experience eating good chinese food.
You will not find good Chinese food at Westview Oriental Restaurant.
You will find overpriced dim sum which is not made on site. Rather, their dim sum is shipped there frozen only to be steamed and served either to people who don't know good chinese food or people who are really really desperate for dim sum and can't be bothered to leave the North Shore.
Despite this, and despite giving it a 60% rating, my spouse is a repeat customer as she says there simply are no other options in West Van when she and friends want to get together at a dim sum restaurant. She says that people don't go there for the food but rather to meet up with friends.

I did not enjoy my experience.
I would not return and/or recommend this restaurant to others.
The food is poor quality and expensive. Not worth the money.
The floor service is poor compared to Richmond dim sum restaurants.
The ambiance? non-existent.

Go to Richmond if you want real dim sum.

I have also purchased congee to take-away (comfort food for my spouse) and not surprisingly it is lousy.

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Original dim sum
By Dale of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

Recently I visited Westview Restaurant, just off exit 17 in North Vancouver. There were lots of menu entrees to choose from, especially in seafood. Prices were very affordable. Westview, I also learned, is the only restaurant in West Vancouver featuring dim sum, and it is included on both lunch and evening menus.
Recently I visited Westview Restaurant, just off exit 17 in North Vancouver. There were lots of menu entrees to choose from, especially in seafood. Prices were very affordable. Westview, I also learned, is the only restaurant in West Vancouver featuring dim sum, and it is included on both lunch and evening menus.
My menu choice was the tasty beef dumpling with green onion and ginger, and the delicious chicken with sesame seed and honey. I finished up with mango pudding and milk, satisfying but not too sweet. I found the service was pretty prompt and professional, and the atmosphere pleasant. There was lots of window space, which is nice, and the seating was comfortable. Westview was a nice dining experience

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