A delicious and inexpensive noodle place. Fast service as well. Cash only!
We came here on a whim, not wanting to wait in line at an old favorite. The restaurant is clean and for a small restaurant, their menu is impressive in size - over 300 items on their take out menu.
We just wanted something quick and easy - ordered the fish congee, chinese donut and beef brisket noodle in soup. Both the congee and the noodle in soup was very good... maybe a bit heavy on the msg, but ingredients were fresh and I really liked the texture of their noodles. Only disappointment was the chinese donut, which wasn't crispy at all and had too much dough for my liking in the centre.
Will be back. I'd like to try them for late-night eats.
I always come here for their wonton noodle and they always taste very good to me, possibly the best one in town. Their wonton is very big and full of prawns, unlike other HK style noodle place where their wonton is a combination of shrimps and pork. Their noodle is also somewhat chewy and not overcooked with that special noodle flavor. I am not sure how's the taste of other things in here but their wonton noodle is excellent. I will definitely come back for more and maybe next time I'll order sth else too.
Food: I remember going to this restaurant a few years ago and enjoying it quite a bit. The food this time was just horrendous. Very cheap ingredients in the fried rice- what kind of good chinese restaurant puts weiners in their friend rice?? The deep fried chicken knuckle was equally as bad- VERY bland/
Service: The service was efficient, hence the '2' rating. The waitresses never smile, they never say thank you, and they are always in a rush even though the restaurant was just half full!
Value: For over $7, the portions were extremely tiny, a child couldn't even have been full eating that! Not that I would want anymore of it though, the food was awful.
I will not return! Not recommended!!!
the quality of food is here is good, except the portion sizes are really small sometimes. typical chinese restaurant with regards to service, value, and ambiance. my only gripe is that the owner is a prick (i'm assuming he's the owner because he's always there telling people what to do and the only one working not wearing a uniform). just pop in and you'll know what i'm talking about. he needs to either lighten up, or get the hell out of the restaurant.
This used to be my benchmark place for excellent wonton and dumpling for many years. I recommended this place to several people to try out excellent food and service.
My experience with this place in the last couple years have been just OK. I find there are a number of places in Richmond and Vancouver that can serve wonton with quality either same or better than Tsim Chai Noodles.
I tried out their congee yesterday and it was terrible. Not sure whether the chef is having a bad day or my expectations have changed.
One thing that have not changed is the service, Solid service from the servers,