I went here with 2 friends to have a nice Chinese dinner out. We ordered one of my favorite Chinese dishes, steamed rock cod. Its a dish I've ordered out often both in Vancouver and Seattle. It was listed as 'market price' so we anticipated it would be a bit more expensive; from looking at the prices listed in their menu (most around $12-$18), we assumed the fish might be about double their other dish prices, which wouldn't be terribly out of line with this dish in other restaurants. Expecting maybe at max a $40 fish, imagine our dismay to receive the bill with the rock cod costing $92.
Now this isn't some Daniel Boulud hamburger made from kobe beef shortribs with foie gras, truffles, and goldleaf flakes... it was just steamed fish. A really really expensive steamed fish.
The experience was not made any better by the service we received either. The restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived, only two other tables were occupied. They seated us on the opposite side of the restaurant and then promptly ignored us. We picked out our order fairly quickly and then sat with our menus closed and waited. And waited more. Finally we were able to flag down the waiter and order (3 dishes plus rice), at which the waiter just mumbled at us "no soup?!" as he took our menus and left.
We ordered tofu with prawns in a prawn roe sauce which was tasty even if the sauce was really cornstarchy thick. They also have a terrible selection of vegetable dishes; their lone seasonal vegetable dish was baby bokchoy which we also ordered. And so, what does a $92 rock cod taste like? The flavor was alright (I do like the steamed fish sauce over rice), but it was cooked a bit unevenly so some parts were actually overcooked and a bit chewy. Also, when it was brought to us, the waiter removed the main bones to the side of the dish, but really mangled the entire topside of the fish in the process (another indication that the fish was a bit overcooked and the waiter careless).
Overall, an absolutely terrible restaurant experience. If they were trying to ensure we would never return, they most definitely succeeded. With so many delicious and reasonably priced chinese restaurants in Vancouver/Richmond, this exorbitant price gouging and poor service is simply unacceptable.
Buyer Beware at Fortune Garden.