Danny's serves authentic Chinese cuisine speciailizing in BBQ pork and live seafood. Choose from 68 different entrees!
I can't believe the lack of competition at the Ironwood Mall in this area of Richmond. This is the only reason Danny's is thriving. The food is below par. The portions are smalll and the prices are high. Any Chinese restaurant serves better. The only good point is the ample parking. I had the curry beef brisket on rice and it was a major disappointment. Where's the beef? Won't be back.
Went here for dinner tonight after friends suggested it.
I was not overly impressed with the food. The won-ton soup is average, the chicken in black bean sauce was not good (chicken was very fatty & tasted weird & there was way too much sauce on it.) My partner ordered the honey ginger beef which was really good. We also ordered potstickers....again, they were just average. No wow factor whatsoever.
The service is very good. It's almost like they can read your mind!
Typical ambiance for a Chinese food restaurant.
Like the past reviewers, we tried this restaurant after some local paper's readers voted this Richmond's Best Chinese Restaurant. We were skeptical, since it is located in a mall, and none of the patrons, er, were Chinese. But we decided to give it a try, hoping it would be a good "Mom'nPop" type find.
Since that day about a year ago, we have gone back a couple of times, mainly to pick up a quick noodle soup or BBQ meat with rice after shopping at London Drugs or some other store at the mall.
Don't expect fine cuisine. Overall, it is probably on par with Hon's. The BBQ duck is decent, as is the soup and noodles. However, the char-siu is terrible, and the roast pork is barely OK. The sweet & sour pork is terrible (mushy tasteless batter). The beef brisket borders on decent but sometimes is hard and tasteless.
Danny's is OK for a quick tide-me-over meal.
If you're looking for a fast decent meal at an affordable price then this is the place to go. Servers are quite funny and I've never had any problems with them. Some dishes are way better than others, just have to know what to order.
choices for wun tun noodle houses. The food quality is mediocre especially any of their noodle or wun tun or dumpling dishes. Their BBQ Pork/Duck is subpar. If you want to eat the best in town, go to Congee and Noodle House in Vancouver. Plus they're even cheaper than Danny's.
Ok this is no Richmond Garden... hah remeber that on 3 RD, but it comes closest in Richmond. Went with the famile on a smokin busy Friday, every table was full and in full swing. We were in and out in just over an hour.
The food is tasty, the wontons are good and have prawns, as they have since 3RD. We go often, kids like it, which is a bonus. Have been going for years, and will continue too, it is good and filling.
A throw back to the pre 80/90's HK mass imigration, and even more so since the influx from mainland China. The clientelle is varied, white, yellow, brown, and cops, all ages and income levels (guess based on dress). Truly an institution in Richmond.
Yes there are many more chinese restaurants that may be more 'Asian chinese' spots, Danny's does this too. There mainstay is 'Western chinese'. This is a difference like shanghai to cantonese. The food is always fresh, has to be with the volume they do.
Sorry Clim888, but saying there is 'NO other chinese restaraunts around', anywhere in Richmond is ridiculous, sorry, but a tad ignorant too. With only 1 review my guess is you own a competitor. From one corner of Richmond to the other takes 15 minutes, and the Golden Village is about 10 minutes away. Yes driving in Richmond is scary, life risking actually, but we all drive anyhow.
will I ever eat here again. Firstly, I don't enjoy being screeched at from across the restaurant to be shown to a table. Questions about the menu were answered snappishly and incomprehensively, resulting in a dish arriving at the table that was not what we expected. I thought the wonton soup was pretty good. The prawn, scallop and squid with bok choy was delicious although a bit on the skimpy side. It was the honey-ginger beef that was a problem. It was the thinnest shreds of beef coated in cornstarch and deep-fried (who deep-fries beef?) until almost burnt and then doused with a pepper-flake-laden gelatinous goo. The waitress told my husband they would make it milder, but it was too spicy even for me. Ick!
This is no Hon's. The won tons are the smallest I have ever seen. The dishes are very average and the portions are small. I think if another Chinese restaurant opened up nearby, this place would lose a lot of business. Uh, what's with the pictures of horses on the wall? This is a restaurant not a gallery. You don't want patrons to get any wrong ideas.
We hit the door at 11;45 and were still able to get seated and served within 14 minutes!
I had 1/4 Duck over Steamed Rice.
My pal had the S&S Boneless Chicken Lunch.
Both were EXCELLENT and served Piping Hot.
The whole little restaurant is jumpin and full of good humour.
Service is with a SMILE and they are VERY HAPPY to see you leave because the seating is so limited ---- there is OFTEN a waiting line.
A "Can't Miss" Experience while in Richmond !
Prices and LOW - Quantities are Definitly Adequate.
"Love It ".
I ordered Chinese takeout for my mothers birthday, it was the worst food that we have ever had. The lemon chicken was so dry and tough you could not eat it. The prawns were dried out, chow mien also so dry. The servings were so small and was very pricey. I called the next day to speak to the owner and the son answered and asked me why I wanted to speak to his mother, I told him about the food being so bad all he said was sorry in his bad attitude way. I have know the owners Joyce and Danny for years and it's really too bad their son is running the business into the ground. I have to agree with other post that also mention this. Will definetly no go back and I am strongly not recommending this place to anyone.
Even if you are Chinese, and want 'authentic Chinese' you'd have to be an idiot to think the food is bad. They make the best won ton soup I've ever tasted, with shrimp and the soft noodle chowmein is the best. Service is always good and fast - and I dont know what that diner that went to No. 9 thought, but No. 9 is not nearly as good. This is not dirty, scrubby Hon's. Danny's is by far the best takeout Chinese place in Richmond.
My roomie turned me on to Danny's restaurant.
Food is good, but expect that they are aiming at a western market. Food is a little on the expensive side but its my guilty pleasure once in a while.
Staff is very friendly and seem to be socialy concious as well from conversations while waiting for my take out.
Will eat there again.
This place is good for Western style Chinese food if you are in the area. I do not believe the bad reviews are fake as I am sure people who left the bad reviews are use to traditional Chinese tastes. Saying Danny's is the best Chinese restaurant in Richmond is like saying Boston Pizza is the best Western restaurant in Richmond. I doubt Danny's is better than Kirin, a top rated Chinese restaurant known across Canada. As for the price Danny's is a bit higher than most Chinese BBQ places in Richmond if you know where to look.
I eat here once in a while when I'm in the area, mainly because I can get a bowl of noodle soup fairly quickly for lunch & get on with my day.
The service that I've experienced here has ranged from ok to poor, depending on who you get & their mood that day. The gentleman thats usually up front can be somewhat loud & arrogant at times. I'm guessing he's the son...the father is much more humble. They seem to have a few RCMP friends as can be seen by their pictures on the walls. They also let people sign a wall as well...looks pretty bad!
The food is average. I've tried quite a few of their dishes ranging from beef brisket rice noodle soup to their lunch specials, and also their various items with rice. Ok for a quick lunch when you feel like having some Chinese food...well, western/Chinese food.
After all this, I would still recommend this place for a quick lunch. I suggest that when ordering, point to the item(s) on the menu to avoid any misunderstandings & ignore the guy up front speaking loudly to people.
Enjoyed this restaurant, both dine in and take out. Owners are very friendly. I love rice noodles so always have to order a chow fun dish. And their deep fried prawns are yummy. They make a tasty congee. I've brought Danny's takeout to a few family gatherings and my whole family loves it too!
Reading the reviews I think we are being a bit tough on Danny's. The staff are friendly, the place is clean, the mood is jovial and the food is fine. Lunch specials are good value, portions are large and food tastes fresh and hot. Ironwood Mall is an odd location (seems to draw a lot of strange traffic to shop at the the big stores, etc.) but this is a warm, down to earth spot in which the whole family (any nationality!) can relax in and enjoy.
I have been to this restaurant several times with my family. I am not Chinese. I am from the US. My family actually liked the food at this place. Our favorite was the pork BBQ. My husband liked the duck as well. The service was always good as far as we were concerned. The servers were always very helpful, but sometimes a little bossy. Once my father-in-law was there and he asked for sugar for his tea. The lady told him they didn't have sugar and that kind of tea didn't need it. We all thought it was pretty funny, but I imagine others might have gotten offended by her. Overall, the food there is very good, but you do have to order the right things. Like I said, the BBQ pork is awesome.
Nothing special here. Lots of better choices elsewhere in Richmond. Clean and may have hockey game on. Good for the unannointed or for germaphobes from New Zealand. You even get fortune cookies here if that turns your crank.
My favorite Chinese Restaurant in the lower mainland period! Food is always good, staff friendly and always full of happy regular patrons. I've been there more than fifty times and have never been dissapointed. If you enjoy Canadian Chinese food this is the place. If you're a snob - go spend $100 on some reptile intestines stuffed with goat gonads - you'll be happier for it!
Danny's is a standby at our house. We take the grandparents there every time they come down to visit, and they love it. The waitresses are always cheerful, and are very helpful. They can, however, be kind of blunt, but it doesn't bother any of us.
As far as westernized chinese places, this is my favourite next to Hons. The food is always better than average "western Chinese" cuisine, but I find people either love it or hate it. My mother adores the Wun Tun here, and I deplore it. Their steamed veggies with Beef is my personal fav.
One thing I would warn against is getting delivery or takeout: the portion sizes are significantly smaller than when you order in.