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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine

5300 No. 3 Road, 323
Richmond, BC V6X2X9
Tel: (604) 278-6006
Neighbourhood: Golden Village

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Great dim sum, come before 11
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 5:02am [Dine in]

I've brought my family, relatives and friends here for dim sum as quality counts here so I can feel confident they'll leave with a smile and a satisfied belly. Try to come before 11 as prices are cheaper.

I've ordered all the dim sum favourites here including a few offbeat items like the individual shark fin soup. No carts here so your dishes come out piping hot. Shrimp Dumplings are well sized and with many plump shrimps. I accidently ordered the Deep Fried Salad Rolls (mixed fruit and mayo) once and would not care to order them again. Dishes are fairly sized and a touch milder in flavour so it's perfect for those with a vanilla palette.

Service is good as there are always servers around to handle patrons in need. I haven't had an issue with them and there were especially accommodating when I brought my 91yr old grandmother here during a busy morning.

A safe choice for fresh, hot dim sum in a clean room. Excellent value if you can catch the early bird discount.

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Good food, long waits
By 8there of Vancouver (66 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 15, 2010 - 10:47am [Dine in]

We've always noticed long waits at this place for dim sum, but had previously been here for dinner without any problems. Made a reservation for 7:30, but had to wait until almost 8:30 to be seated...perhaps because it was Chinese New Year. Still, it was a bit ridiculous considering they only had 2 seatings that night for dinner.

There were 10 of us, and once we were seated we were able to order quite quickly. We ordered a set dinner, plus a couple extra dishes. The food came relatively quickly, and it was good. Shark fin soup was tasty, scallops with snap peas was fresh, lobster with noodles was very good. We had a smoked oyster dish with hair fungus that was a bit strange to my taste, but was still good. The chicken was juicy and tender. It was strange that the fried rice came out before our fish and pork chops, but we figured it was because those were dishes we ordered that were not part of the set menu. The steamed fish was disappointing because it was so small, everyone only got a tiny bite each. The fried rice was also not that great, a bit mushy, but the pork chops were very tasty and crispy.

I had read reviews that their dessert is not that great, but what we had was really good. We had the sticky rice ball filled with black sesame in thick peanut soup. I just wish there was more.

Only gave this place a 2 for ambiance, because it was very noisy and crowded. The service was also spotty. They changed our plates halfway through dinner, but then forgot to bring us bowls for the rice. They were also very slow in packing up our leftovers and bringing the bill. The food is good though, so make sure you're prepared for a long wait, even with a reservation.

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Great dinner
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 24, 2009 - 11:16am [Dine in]

Went there on a weekday for a family get together. We had a dozen people so the normal menu was tweaked a bit to accomdate. Seafood was the theme and the dishes were excellent. Included: Shrimp fruit salad: normally done with lobster but good, Shark fin soup: lots of sharkfin, Lobster: 3 so lots, abaolone: whole one per person; steam fish: cooked really well, scallops: the dried kind on pea tips, good, chicken: good change of pace. There were 11 dishes in total and the bill was big but great service with constant changing of plates and all dishes plated. Expensive but expected given the dishes ordered.

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Quality Dim Sum!
By JooJoo of East Vancouver (82 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

We come here for dim sum because of the quality, the service could suck, and there is usually a wait for a table so reservations are highly recommended! Some of my favorites are the lotus leaf wrap sticky rice, beef rice rolls, shrimp dumplings, and the seafood salad pastry, now this one is interesting, it has thin layers of gold leaves on top and shrimp mayo salad. The egg tarts are pretty good too for dessert! Give it a try!

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Creative dishes. Never lacking in flavour.
By foodfanatic of South Vancouver (286 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 15, 2006 - 12:10pm [Dine in]

They have a nice variety of dim sum to offer, and prettily presented with the gold shavings for certain ones. Dinner is alright, but nothing exceptional. When they get crowded, even with reservations, you still risk preferential treatment for seating towards regulars and aggressive clientel. That aside, it is rather too crowded of a dining area with the tables spaced a little too snuggly together for it to ever be categorized as classy Chinese dining. That being said, the same thing is happening over at Kirin Richmond location. Being penned together like cattle, though you seat more, greater turnover, it ruins the tea-time and dinner experience.

All in all, not worth the crowds, but if it's a conveniently slow time of day/night and you just happen to be there, it's not a bad choice for a pleasant meal so long as it isn't overcrowded inside already.

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Average Sophistocated Dimsum?
By xlee8 of Delta (113 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:22pm [Dine in]

Food: they have the dimsum basics but also some unique items on the menu. i didn't have any complaints about the food, but nothing really made me crave for more either...except maybe the grn tea pudding/jello w/ the birds nest and gold shavings ontop. it tasted good and looked pretty! (but really, how could u get that wrong?!!)

Service: we always make reservations so we're seated fairly quickly. during lunch hours especially on wkends i see a lot of ppl waiting outside so if u can, i'd def call ahead. our food came fairly quickly and there's also tonnes of ppl around whether for tea, bill, food, etc.

Ambiance: typical bustling, loud chinese restaurant during dimsum. the decor is fairly nice in comparison to many of the other dingy places out there.

Overall: i wouldn't suggest to come here, but if i were invited i wouldn't complain either. it is a little on the pricey side but i guess they cater to a diff't breed of diners...the more sophisticated posh posh ones?! i personally enjoy the traditional push cart dimsum where i can see everything first! just doesn't feel like dimsum if it's not on a cart!

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just average
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were attending a wedding banquet for our beloved cousin and we were glad that we weren't the ones on the hot seat, although we did have to experience a tea ceremony :).

The restaurant was clean enough, except for the w/c, and it was nicely appointed. Service was not so good, and they could do better there. We had a variety of seafood dishes and all were okay, but not outstanding. Nothing was bad, but nothing stood out. The worst part was that they were using top quality ingredients in the dishes like Australian jumbo abalone, but the kitchen let us down. As for value, I am assured it was a good deal for all, but our generous uncle paid for the spread, and we only had to contribute the expected "lai see".

Our "playboy cousin" is finally married, and we all experienced a combination of relief and a little sadness that this legendary bachelor has been corralled. Luckily his new wife is very nice and it is a good match.

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Great food, typical HK style restaurant
By jezzme of Burnaby (62 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

Gingeri has been around for a long while and has weathered some slow seasons. At the same time, there's been summers where the weekends are completely booked up with wedding banquets and baby showers.

The restaurant has a full staff , managed by people who know what they're doing. The dimsum is fresh and hot, and wait staff is always available to attend to any of your needs.

Dim sum and dinner entrees are delicious and range from traditional Hong Kong style fare to new creations as seasonal products become available.

Gingeri also has special party menus and special occasion menus (mid autumn festival dinners, New Year set menus etc).

They will be closed for two weeks for renovations starting next week, looking forward to seeing the "new" Gingeri!

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Great quality dim sum
By jennko of Vancouver (86 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 3:15am [Dine in]

i came here with my mom and my gf last week for a dim sum. We were quite impressed with the quality of some of the food. Their salad on wonton wrappers with gold leaf sprinkled on it looked very appealing and delicate and most importantly it tasted good. Another food that's worth noted for its taste is the desserts, their honey or brown sugar steamed cake is very good cuz it's chewy and very tasty and also it's not available anywhere else. Another delicious dessert that's worth noting is the goji berries jello and it is very fragrant cuz i think they put some flowers in it. I'm not sure for the price of our meal cuz my mom and I were treated for lunch that day. But what we know is that the service was very attentive and courteous.

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Very Fine Chinese Restaurant
By samw_bc of False Creek, Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

I've eatened here several times now for dinner and dim sum. I am rating this restaurant on par with the other high end Chinese restaurants in town. Gargows are large and plump. The beef balls are tender and delicious. Fried rolls are crispy on the outside, delicious on the inside. Water chestnut dessert was one of the best I've ever had. Rice rolls were perfectly done. All of our dishes were cooked to perfection (in our opinion). We ordered lots of food and normally I would take the extras to go. But this time, I left no extras and just ate (over-ate) everything because it was so good.

Service was on par for a high end Chinese restaurant. Our empty plates were removed promptly. Didn't have any problems with getting a waiter when needed. The decor is in good condition and the dining area is clean. It is on par for a high end Chinese restaurant.

There's a reason why there are consistently long lineups to eat here. Customers are, for most part, happy.

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Best...noodle wrapped beef!
By BoodaSlap of Richmond B.C (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 17, 2011 - 10:33am [Dine in]

This place has the best noodle wrapped beef, or whatever its called. Ive been to a lot of dim sum restaurants and their dish was avergage, sometimes the noodle is a bit dry or theres no flavor, but Gingeri's dish is never a disappointment. Other dishes like the shrimp dumplings and beef balls are above average in taste and size. Service is pretty good, they pour tea for us (sometimes) which is nice.

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Good Food! Service ... not so much
By Abbeydoodle of Ladner (14 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 3:15pm [Dine in]

Good quality dim sum here. But I have to say the service is horrible. As other reviewers below have mentioned, the hostess does not follow the list and will seat regulars first, even if you have a reservation. If you watch her closely, she actually has two lists going. Better hope you're on the right list or you'll be waiting a while for a table. If you don't mind being put on a "B" list and watching as others get seated before you then this is a great place for dim sum!

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Food is worth returning for, but not the service
By Robert of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 19, 2009 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

My family got together this weekend for dim sum. There were about 10 of us.

We liked the food. We ordered the typical dim sum fare. We were pleasantly surprised at the steamed rice rolls with fish, which we hadn't seen before at other restaurants.

My wife and I arrived late, and apparently missed all of the "good stuff" that my family suffered thorugh: numerous dirty place settings and poor service.

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A Class Act in the Dim Sum Scene
By leonard h of Vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 7:49pm [Dine in]

We had made a reservation for noon on a busy Sunday, got there at noon, and were seated almost immediately. I was impressed by the genuine friendliness of the hostess, and - throughout the meal - by the staff. The decor was soothing to the eye, tasteful without being gaudy, elegant yet spartan in the traditional big-dim-sum restaurant fashion. We had a choice of more than 10 teas, and chose a kind of flower tea that was delicious. Our pot was re-filled promptly, and again, and it was all we could drink for 2$. The food was excellent. The highlights were scallop and mashed potato wrapped in seaweed, the end result spring-roll shape; jicama-peanut dumplings; deep-fried salty tofu with garlic, crispy on the outside, soft and fresh on the inside; and pieces of fresh fish in a lovely sauce. I really couldn't find a thing wrong with this place.

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Cashier's reign
By Sunp626 of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 27, 2011 - 11:13am [Dine in]

I ate at the restaurant a few times and I liked the food and the service was OK.Last week when I went there, I found out the customer service was something wrong. The situation was when I heard the couple from the next table complaining about the cashier to the owner for yesterday dine-in experience, the cashier commented by saying I don't care about doing your business. As a customer, I think that statement is a little bit too strong and rude. Overall, the restaurant is good.

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Nice dim sum with a twist
By pastamachine of Richmond (35 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 11:58am [Dine in]

I admit that I'm not huge on chinese cuisine, although dim sum is nice once in awhile. When I do go for some, Gingeri is usually my spot, they have nice creative dim sum that changes seasonally as well as the classic ones. This place is always packed though for lunch during the weekends, so make a reservation. Service is alright, nothing special, nothing bad. Overall, I would consider this one of my favourite dim sum places as they offer some tasty, healthy choices of the traditional chinese art.

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Great tea, great dim sum!
By sadenshi of Richmond (12 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 8:31am [Dine in]

I'd come here whenever I thirst for a great pot of tea early in the morning. No other local dim-sum place serves the same quality of tea at an early hour like after 9 AM.

The dim sum is of good quality overall. Unique items I can list right away are:-
1. sticky rice wrapped in "bamboo leaves", which is unusual because most restaurants would wrap it up with lotus leaves, often quite old too. 2. fried crab claws -- four in a serving, and it's very delicious. I was pleasantly surprised.

I tried the dinner several times but it's too pretentious and expensive for my tastes.

My only complaint is the lightning. You don't look too great under such lightning and it's not bright enough for me to read a book or newspapers properly.

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average food, poor service
By homerj108 of Oakridge (21 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 24, 2012 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

we went with a party of 6, the service started out ok, waiter took our order good. When food came the service stopped for some reason either they were short staffed, the the waiter in charge of our section did not want to serve us. I saw him giving other tables good service but not ours.
I think other tables ordered king crab, so that is why all his attention was focused on others. Well anyway the food that came was good, very creative chef as the dishes came out good, hot and fresh.
Only thing is the meal was not as enjoyable as it could have been, when your table is filled with dirty plates and you need a water refill in your tea pot. Otherwise meal was ok.

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Unexpected dining experience
By JDKER of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

I went with my family to have dim sum last week. When we got to the restaurant, we were seated by the rude & unhappy hostess. Within a minute, the waiter came over and checked with us the type of tea we would like. Then, we started ordering and food came very fast. Frankly speaking, the food was very good, especially the yummy beef meat balls. The servers were OK but not outstanding. The ambiance of the restaurant was good with the simple & classic decor. After one hour and a half, we requested for our bill. It was not exaggerated to say that it took 25 minutes to get the bill. Since we were in a rush, we paid at the counter. Surprisingly, the cashier was putting the nail polish with her nails and she was so rude to give the change back to us. I definately would not come back again with that type of customer service.

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Great food
By kobe939 of Richmond, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

I have always liked hits restaurant because the food is good and consistent.

I also go before 11am so that I can get 20% off, that's a good deal.

But you have to make sure you arrive before 10am, otherwise long wait.

Worth giving it a try if you haven't done so.

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