We used to call this place our family restaurant, since we would visit at least once every 1-2 weeks (for over 10 years). Since we moved to Vancouver, we haven't been to Deer Garden in a while, but we still have very fond memories!!
You absolutely cannot go wrong here! We have probably tried everything on the menu ;)
The portions are large, and the food tastes incredible. Our favourites include the hai-nan chicken, curry beef, spicy pork, king crab, fish, and any one of their tofu dishes.
Both the dinner and lunch menus are impressive! The place is usually packed on weekends, and you'll definitely have to reserve for special occasions.
The servers are quick and efficient, and the food comes to the table incredibly quickly.
To be honest, Deer Garden isn't aiming to be the trendiest restaurant. There are no fancy decorations and that sort of thing, but the food is great!