This restaurant is located across from the Price Smart in the same strip mall as Nandos. Lots of parking so ideal versus many other richmond restaurant locactions. Nice ambiance with table cloths and a more quiet setting versus your typical dim sum restaurant. Had the XLB's and they were very good, spicy wontons - good, daikon pastry - not as flacky as Shanghai River, steamed veggies dumplinig - very good but big, chive and shrimp dumpling - nice with some egg inside. Overall a great experience with good service. Value is about the same at about $12-$15 per person for dim sum. Would return.
I have eaten here several times over the last few years. The food has been absolutely delicious every single time. Service is slightly variable, depending on how busy the restaurant is (and most of the time it is quite busy). Sometimes they are understaffed, and service can be a little lacking, but whatever staff they have, they do try their best. Sometimes I feel bad for them, as they have to rush in order to attend to all the tables. Despite this, the attitude of the staff is always very good. The decor is one of the best among Chinese restaurants. That huge mural on the wall is really impressive, especially good as a backdrop for photos.
My most recent visit was for dinner whereas previous visits were for lunch. The dinner portions are HUGE, and given the prices they charge and the quality of the food, they are unbeatable value for money.
I will have no hesitation returning to this place and recommending it to others.
Food: I've had a majority of the dishes from this place and I have to say everything has been great. I've even misordered dishes and they still came out great. Things I've really really liked is the deep-fried bun, potstickers, shanghai noodle and thick noodle. Complimentary dessert of some kind of almond crusted coconut jelly thing was also very good. Yum!
Service: Attentive, efficient and courteous but it tends to fall off when it gets busy.
Value: Great as the bill was always less than expected. Big portions for the dollar amount.
Ambiance: Great looking restaurant, very contemporary but it's just so packed that you feel like sardines in a can.
Overall, would return again and again and also recommend others to try. Make sure you have a reservation as it's packed all the time! Bon appetite!
**This review is based on take out from the restaurant**
Suhang is an affordable restaurant that serves primarily food from Shanghai and other regions of China. Located in the busy core of Richmond, Suhang is usually quite packed and it is recommended for customers to make reservations. We have personally been eating at Suhang for over three years and their food and service has consistently been top notch! This is the first time for us to order take out so we thought we would share our thoughts. (Perhaps we’ll make another Suhang post but dine-in)
Steamed Soup Buns with Pork Filling 灌湯小籠包 - $5.50 (5.75/7)
Normally we would give these a 6, but they just didn’t taste as amazing when in a Styrofoam box. However, the quality of this dish was impeccable as the small buns were filled with a plethora of hot steaming soup!
Pan-Fried Pork Soft Buns 多汁生煎包 - $6.95 (5.5/7)
These are actually steamed meat buns that are fried at the bottom using a wok! Eating the bun is a bit difficult because if you bite too hard, the soup inside will spray everywhere. However, we love this bun because of the steamy soup and it’s definitely a classic dish that you have to try! Unfortunately, we didn’t get to devour this dish until 15 minutes after it was prepared so it ended up a bit soggy.
Minced Pork with Noodles 炸醬面 - $6.95 (6/7)
This dish remained the same as if we were eating it in the restaurant! The thick meat sauce and the crisp cucumbers perfectly complemented each other and even though this particular noodle dish is quite heavy, we couldn’t stop ourselves from finishing the whole thing!
Anyways, Suhang is really the place to be when you feel like Xiao Long Bao (Little Dragon Dumplings?) The prices are quite reasonable (around $21 after tax for two people) and the service is great! The outside of the building is a bit tacky looking but the interior design is done quite well for an affordable restaurant.
Food (take-out) : 5.75/7
Ate at the Su Hang because I read reviews of it from dinehere.ca and was not disappointed. The food is great! Mebbe a bit pricey but we were quite pleased. The suzhou duck was nice, not quite the same as 5 spice duck at the Shanghai Wonderful, but both duck dishes are excellent "tapas". The rice cakes, spinach, preserved vegetable with pork in a freshly made chicken broth was terrific; not salty and no MSG. We enjoyed the following veggie dumplings.
The place is nice and clean and the service was fine. My fiend ordered in English(he's Caucasian). We will return.
Upon entering this restaurant I was happy to see it packed, bright and clean. I had come here with guests based on a recommendation on the soup filled dumplings being the best in town.
We came at 5:15 and ordered one hot and sour soup and two orders of the dumplings. Both were delicious. As soon as the soup came, we put in an order for the rest of the dinner (some rice, dumplings and a couple of meat dishes).
By 7:08 one meat dish had arrived, and one of the 5 drinks. NOTHING ELSE. We literally had to beg for our food, and never received it. Finally at 7:25 we asked for the bill and by 7:40 had left without our food or an apology from the owner / manager who was well aware of the issue by now.
Too bad that I will never go back to this restaurant, or recommend it to anyone. The dumplings were good, but not good enough to put up with this level of "service". It is just not worth it.