Went with a large group of family on a regular weekday night. The place is quiet inside and with a sparse scattering of people. It is bright and tastefully decorated, but it felt cavernous without lots of people. We had three large tables to ourselves (like I said it was a large group). One table had only vegetarian diners, hence they sat together. My group and the third group were able to be more free with the menu selection. The third group ordered a set meal for 10, while my table selected 7 dishes for eight people.
The food came out quick. Servers were not rude, but they weren't friendly either. It was unenthusiastic yet speedy service. However, I don't recall the servers checking up on us more than once, except to replace the tea pot. With the lack of people there, and the fact that we were the largest group of patrons there, I would have expected more attention to our tables.
First course was the classic chinese seafood soup. It is the best of all the dishes I can remember that night. Later on there was several meat dishes (steamed fish, beef, chicken, pork), a vegetarian hot pot, fried rice, and stir fried noodles. I would say the dishes overall were tasty, but nothing spectacular. It's regular fare chinese food. Everyone agreed that the vegetarian hot pot was the worst dish. I feel sorry for the table with the vegetarian diners because they also complained that their dishes were underwhelming. At least we had more selection and variety, with a few tasty dishes like the stir fried beef with gai lan.
The third table with the set menu gave us a share of some dishes. The crab dish with sweet and sour sauce was poorly executed. I never understand why they make a dish with a sticky sauce coating the shell, which makes it messy to use your fingers to get to the crab meat inside. I always prefer pan fried crab better. Anyways it seemed like while their table got more dishes, we had the better value because since we were all full by the end of the meal. The other table packed some food to take home. Each table received complimentary red bean pudding at the end which is a nice touch.
For the amount of food we had and the low price, I consider this place a bargain. I would go again if I want some decent chinese food at a good value. The atmosphere is a little sparse and uninviting, service is almost non existent, and presentation is fairly clean. If you go to this place you have to make tradeoffs.