Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 12:11am [Dine in]
This is my favourite low-priced Chinese restaurant. The food is second to none in quality. A good authentic Chinese restaurant uses the proper fresh seasonings to get the right taste. These guys do it. The servings are large and the food is always very fresh. The value is outstanding. Most dishes on rice cost $5-10 and you get a free soup and free tea of course. The menus and specials are well explained in English. The servers bring the food fast and they do not bother you to buy more drinks or make you finish up fast. The shop is a bit old and run-down, but then so are most of the restaurants in Chinatown. Gain Wah gets my highes recommendation in quality and value. I have never had a bad meal in the 5 or 6 years I have been going there.
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Submitted Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 11:03am [Dine in]
This place has some good specials at the front of their menu. It comes quickly and the freshness is ok. Yesterday, a friend and I dropped by to have a quick beer and lunch. After eating, we paid at the counter. As the service was below average, I paid the exact amount of the bill and did not leave a tip. I then walked out the door with my friend. The server ran after me as I reached the door and demanded that I pay a tip. I asked her why. She said that the waitress has to be paid and that tip is mandatory. I could not believe what I heard, and the other customers were amazed as well. I threw down 10% and left quickly. I will never go back here again, and I'm sure that the other customers there won't come back either. Tips should be paid for good service.
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