We always go to the Richmond location as we stay in Richmond for our jaunts up from Seattle. This time, we had out-of-town guests and we decided to try the Main Street location.
Parking is great as they have a nice underground parking lot that is accessed through a side alley-like roads. We had reservations for 9, 5 young kids and four adults so we didn't go all out. In fact, our guests weren't into eating seafood seeing that they had to take care of their young ones. So, we stuck with the basic stuff: Peking duck (2 ways), Hot and Sour Soup, Honey walnut prawns, sweet and sour pork with lychee (one of their specials), stir fried green beans, and a seafood chow mein dish.
Peking duck was great. I also liked our duck meat with lettuce wrap course. From there it went downhill. Sweet and sour pork wasn't anything special. For close to $15, I expected a lot more. As a comparison, Sea Harbour (Richmond) serves the BEST sweet and sour pork I've ever had. The Honey walnut prawns were a huge disappointment. The prawns weren't that fresh, walnuts soggy, and the sauce was one gloppy mess. I swear I could have made better prawns at home. The rest of the meal was nothing to write home about.
Before you go on criticizing our choice of dishes, 1) We were restricted in ordering seafood, 2) You would think even their basic dishes would be better that your average Vancouver Chinese seafood place, especially at the prices Sun Sui Wah was charging.
For these kind of prices, I'd go to Sea Harbour instead. Disappointing.