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Beefy Beef Noodle House

4063 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V5V3P5
Tel: (604) 568-6821
Neighbourhood: Riley Park

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Only if I have no choice
By hungryjo of Vancouver (175 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 10:31am [Dine in]

This is the sister location of the one on Willingdon/Moscrop. I used to go there a lot cuz my partner love their food. Eg- eggplant w/ rice, taiwanese sausage w/ rice & spicy beef noodle.
When I found out about this new place on Main, I decided to give them a try. Boy, was it a disappointment.
I ordered green milk tea and it was tasteless. I like the taste of rich green tea flavor. It felt like I was just drinking diluted coffee mate. I also had the spicy wonton; it wasn't tasty at all. I didn't enjoy my time there.
Will not go again.

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More than just beef...
By EatsFats of Vancouver (321 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

Wow, I guess I concur with the previous reviews. It's situated on the old Rekado's, so it retains the same (quite nice) decor. Just ignore the rather silly name and sign outdoors. Despite the other ratings, I would say this is very good _for what it is_, but a 4 star restaurant, in absolute measure, it's not.

Service, bleh. Okay, so it's pretty fast, but it was run by the usual scrawny Taiwanese high school boys, so well, not exactly up to speed...

Fortunately, this place offers waaay better value than Rekado's ever did. And it's more than just beef noodles. They have a ton of stuff, mostly like Taiwan style tea-restaurant kind of food. And most of it around $7-8, so not expensive at all.
Beef noodles were good, very good. I think just the right amount of spiciness and flavour. Bowled over? No, but very, very competent. Also had a fatty pork dish, some vegetables, fried tofu, etc. Yeah, all done well, surprisingly.
Oh, and we left with a lot of leftovers. So did the table next to us, so obviously the portions are not skimpy.

Return? Probably. Make it a trip? Maybe! You could do far worse and this is probably the best restaurant of its type in recent memory. Sure beats a lot of those in and around Richmond...

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Tasty Tawainese Food
By frugalgourmet of Vancouver (70 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

After going vegetarian for a month . . . I decided to break the trend in style, and with an establishment named "Beefy Beef", how can one go wrong?

First off, I think the 5 star rating system for Dinehere has changed and not for the better either. For me, there is too much range between "solid" and "outstanding" Therefore for me, 4 stars means very good and 5 stars is outstanding/excellent. Now having said that, I was pleased with the restaurant overall.

Ambiance: Modern, bright, clean,comfortable
Service: Prompt, courteous, our teas were refilled frequently
Food: Good selection of Tawainese fare - the beef rolls and juicy pork dumplings were very good. The satay lamb rice combo was tasty, and came with green sauteed vegetables and the dish wasn't greasy. The Tawainese fried noodle dish was okay, it's better at Corner 2, though. There were also many options for vegetarians also :)
Value: Good value for money spent, most dishes were $7-9 in range.

Overall: Recommended

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Delicious Beef Noodle Joint
By djj_rome of Richmond (57 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 10:49am [Dine in]

Been to this place a couple of times now and the noodles have not dissapointed yet. The portions are large and the noodle soup dishes are very tasty. Be aware when they say spicy the noodle soup was really spicy.

Their special fried chicken is also really good and made fresh it comes out crispy

I will be back here again and I recommend it

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Thought this was another Noodle house
By aquadl of Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 7:41am [Dine in]

8 of us went there for dinner last night. Before walking in, I thought this was another one of those Vietnamese Noodle houses.

Restaurant looked pretty clean, modern and the w/c were also clean.

We sat down at a table for 8 and ordered 6 diiner items are 3 appetizers. Tea was included.

The Fried tofu and the 2 orders of gyoza came out hot and tasty. My little one ate 4 gyozas and wanted more.

We also ordered the Shrimp & egg on rice, Hot & Sour noodle soup, chicken with noodles, udo chicken noodles and the map pao tofu on rice. Food came out hot and pretty substantial.

The total bill came to 63 bucks b4 tips. They only take cash here.

When we left, the restaurant was still packed.

The waitress was couteous and prompt, refilling tea and cleaning up used dishes on the table.

Weird name, but definitely good inexpensive Taiwannese style food

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I wonder if the serving staff ever reads this
By rooatlas of vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

So I've given up tipping them. They don't deserve it. Not the best idea since they'll probably remember me...

Three of us were there for dinner. I stepped out to make a phone call while someone else ordered. When the tea arrived I was sitting back again with the other two. two tea cups were placed on the table. It took quite some time to get their attention to get another tea cup. each time a dish came out it was placed on the table and no eye contact was made and they'd walk off. each time no individual plates were brought with it. that's once for tea, twice for soup, thrice for rice dish. And water was never topped up.

as we are about to leave someone comes by to ask us how we're doing...

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Good Variety, big portions
By pookiebear of UBC (46 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:13am [Dine in]

Came here for lunch with my dbf yesterday. We looked at the menu and they have a wide variety of items to choose from, from noodles, to rice, to hotpots, snacks, bbt, toasts, etc. I ordered the noodles with salt and peppery nuggets and he ordered the beef brisket noodles. The noodles came out piping hot and the portions were huge. Neither of us could finish our noodles. I highly recommend the chicken nuggets and I would definitely come back to try the different menu items.

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Good Food & Great Value
By lycheemonkey of Surrey (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 11:33am [Dine in]

I had the time to stop by the Beefy Beefy Noddle House a few days ago with several friends after a day of furniture shopping in the area. Don't let the name throw you off, as the first time we saw it we all had a good laugh and weren't really expecting very much from the name. The restaurant is located near Main and King Edward and is the former location of the Filipino restaurant, Rekados.

Upon first stepping in the restaurant, this would not be any other Taiwanese beef noodle house as the abiance and decore are top notch due to the leasehold improvements left behind Rekados. The prices on the menu do not reflect the decor in the dinning area as most noodle houses are considered to be a hole in the wall.

The food that was ordered came out fast and hot and I was impressed by the quality of the noodles as it was soft and chewy at the same time. The broth was flavour full but not too salty and their drinks were large and not too sweet.

If you're in the area and looking for a quick meal with good value and would like a change in pace as compared to the other restaurant that the neighbourhood has to offer, then I would suggest Beefy Beef Noddle House without a hesitation and don't link the quality of their food to their name before eating there as I did, as there is no Beefy Beefy noddle bowl in the menu.

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Interesting new find
By TimOnMain of East Van (22 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:25am [Dine in]

Was curious to see this place's menu (besides the beefy beef noodles) and it was a pretty pleasant surprise.I'm not too familiar with HK style cafe/diners,so this was a good one in my opinon.Servers were helpful in explaining some of the daily specials and prompt.

We ordered the hand made noodles w/ pork & cabbage,spicy eggplant w/ pork & rice, various dumplings and the wasabi salty chicken. All were nicely presented and with the exception of the salty+peppery chicken(exacty like the name implies) were very good.

Overall,glad there is a new place to eat on Main that is open latenight and with very reasonable prices.

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The only good thing about this place is it's decoration
By jdurales of Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

The food definitely doesn't match up to the original No. 1 Beef noodle on Willingdon in Burnaby. They try to copy the flavor and I do admit they try.. but trying doesn't necessarily mean it will work. I always finish my food in all restaurants that I eat in or at least pack it up if I can't finish but this is one of the few restaurants where I left my food there. By the way, I had their hot and sour noodle soup. I finished maybe just 20% of it and I had enough punishment so I stopped.

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Good noodles
By masmillan of Cambie (11 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 11:10am [Dine in]

I had the spicy brisket noodle and BF had hot and sour noodle. Amazingly good. The brisket was tender, marinated and hardly any fat. Noodles were were chewy, not overly cooked and the soup could have been more spicy but still very good. I actually liked BF's hot and sour soup with noodle better as it was hotter and had a lot of flavour. Service very fast and courteous. Like the cleanliness of the place. Everything on the menu appear to be under $10 and portion is quite large. Looking around at other people's dishes, I will definitely have to come back. I'm glad it's so close to home as a walk in the cold will make the noodles and soups very inviting. Can't wait to try the milk teas. Great weekend late opening hours (2am.)

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Surprised - strip-mall location
By SoMaYVR of South Main, Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

I live very close to this restaurant and made conclusions even before I tried it out. I sort of, wrote it off, as another Chinese restaurant joint. Boy, was I wrong. I guess because of its location, in a mini-mall, with neighbouring laundromat, insurance office, Subway, I just figured it would be another average Chinese restaurant, or a Pho house.

First of all, when you walk in, it can definitely pass as a finer restaurant. Very nice tables and chairs, not usually seen in Chinese restaurants.

I dined solo this evening, so I only ordered one dish. My suggestion: go in groups, so you can share multiple dishes. All the surrounding diners had interesting dishes, and nice presentation.

I had the sweet and sour chicken. It wasn't greasy. The vegetables were firm. I don't like soft, overcooked veggies. I cleaned the entire dish. Huge helping of rice, and with two mini-side serving vegetables, as well. Highly recommend if you're looking to try a new Chinese restaurant.

I've already emailed a couple of friends prior to this review, telling them to check it out. This location has had turnovers, so, hopefully, this is here to stay.

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Taiwanese food convenience
By ballin_eater of Vancouver (34 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

Stopped by to this place a couple times but only for drinks but yesterday finally tried the food.

Food: Me and a buddy both had the crispy pepper chicken with noodle soup, special milk tea and lychee slush. The pepper chicken was plentiful as we can't finish it all, the noodles in the soup was very chewy and delicious however, the downside was the soup, was very bland, basically didn't have much taste and it tasted a bit watered down. Both drinks ordered met out satisfaction and will continue to visit there for food and drinks.

Value: Very competitive prices with others.

Service: Servers were very attentive and very courtious, not hurrying you up to finish and get out. This place has a lot of family based customers which I don't mind at all.

Verdict: Will come back once in a while if craving taiwanese food but not having to drive to richmond or bby. 8.5 out of 10

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Starting Downhill Slide
By niftydiner of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

Went last week and ordered pepper beef with rice. The size of the dishes had shrunk by at least 25% and the beef was chewy. The place was not as busy as before which explains alot. Will give it one more try but definitely not as confident it this restaurant. My companion ordered noodle and it turned out ok.

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Not bad - has some potential
By moomoo55 of Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

Had the "Beef Noodle Special" (not listed in the menu, it's written on the wall) - for $8.50, you get a big bowl of beef noodle, beef tendon, and veggies in it... really good soup base. Pretty big bowl - can fill up a big guy.

other reviews are accurate, it's staffed by younger people (therefore, either inexperienced, or couldn't care less as they're probably being overworked anyway) The place has Bubble Tea also, but who goes to a beef noodle house for bubble tea?

Place can get crowded. With better management and a bit more knowledgable servers, this place has potential. Would be interesting to see what they are like in a couple of months from now...

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HUGE drink menu and great desserts
By tikuku of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 4, 2009 - 1:20am [Dine in]

Discovered this place when my bf brought me there. The red sign as well as the name of the restaurant completely misleads you into thinking it's some vietnamnese pho place. It's actually a taiwanese drink/food place. Mostly drinks =)

I mostly come to this place because it's open late and they have a massive drink and dessert menu. most of the drinks are refereshing, sweet, and tasty. Bubble tea is so-so, but everything else is good. The shaved ice is awesome! Though it makes you cold after a while.

The salty peppery chicken - their specialty is really good. However, a bit too salty for some - so you might want to order the meal which comes with rice. I tried the shredded chicken fried noodle which was decent and worth the price. My friend had a fish dish she liked. Though my other friend had this beef stir fry dish which had like 3 pieces of meat and everything else green onion and onion.

All in all a great place to hang out as the decor is really nice and the service is pretty good. Though the food is only so-so, the drinks are great.

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Someone else's order came to our table - twice!
By I-like-pies of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2009 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

I have never felt compelled to write a restaurant review till now.

This restaurant is relatively new, having either been remodelled from an existing restaurant with another name or taken over a tenant space from someone else. Anyways, the decor is actually quite nice and bigger inside than it really looks from the outside.

It is actually a Taiwanese restaurant as my dinner companion pointed out. The restaurant name is quite, well, silly, but I think the Chinese restaurant name says something totally different, as with most Chinese restaurants.

Anyways, onto the choices. We had the deep fried tofu appetizer and I had the beef tendon in tomato soup noodle, and my companion had some other basic noodle in soup with the spicy deep fried chicken pieces on the side.

From what I have been told the spicy deep fried chicken pieces is a Taiwanese specialty. The deep fried tofu is supposed to be one too, but many other cuisines offer this too.

The chicken itself was pretty good, and up to standards, for Taiwanese spicy fried chicken. The deep fried tofu, well, was a disaster. It was not cripsy hot and cruchy on the outside with a hot steamy soft tofu on the inside, as it is supposed to be. There was no coating on the tofu itself and the pieces were way too big. They were not even piping hot, as they should be. The sauce was just too raw garlicy, but my companion told me that it can actually be served that way traditionally. The raw garlic in the sweet soy sauce mixture was just too overpowering. I think I burped up raw garlic taste later that evening. yech.

Onto the beef tendon slices. Way too thick and too much hard chewy fat/carilage, much like a jellied beef log that was cut too thick. Again, my companion, an expert in Taiwanese food, agreed that the slices were too thick and too chewy.

Oh, and before we got our dishes, the gave us someone elses order, twice. Once is an honest mistake, but twice???? Come on.

All told, an appetizer and two soup noodle dishes, with taxes, came in under $20, so good value for the meal, but the meal itself was something else left to be desired.

They have numerous choices on the menu, so it "might" warrant another visit, but definetly not those choices anymore.

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okay i guess
By fortywinks of Downtown, Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 13, 2009 - 2:21am [Dine in]

Went there just today cuz of the good reviews. I'd say its DECENT for its location- I'm sure you could find similar food for similar prices in Richmond. I had the beef brisket noodle soup which was alright, and my boyfriend had spicy beef brisket noodle soup (decent). The brisket was not too tender- somewhat fatty. The noodles were nice and chewy. Soup was decent. Bubbletea was definitely NOT good (strawberry green tea with coconut jelly). They're priced pretty similarly to most bubbletea places, with similar service (indifferent servers with subpar english skills). I guess my expectations were high cuz of the reviews but really its just your typical taiwanese food place. It's nicer inside than most bubbletea places though, I guess.

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Worst Service & Attitude Eever
By angelpower of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 1:52pm [Dine in]

Couple of coworkers went there for lunch one day. I ordered some hot pot, and my dish was the last to arrive. When the server tried to put the pot down in front of me, she knocked over the whole pot, and spilled the soup on my phone and my wallet I put on the table. Luckily on one got burned.

After the accident, the server didn't say anything to me or checked with me. When I came back from cleaning my phone, another server who appears to be the manager asked me what happened, so I told her that I don't know how come our server spilled the soup but I didn't touch her. She gave me this disbelieving look and went back, said nothing.

When we asked for the bill later, the manager brought us the bill, full amount, including my food. So, I asked her how come the restaurant didn't make any effort to make up for the mistake. What she told me is that she heard two different stories from me and the server, so she just didn't care about it. I asked to talk to the server directly, and the server said someone else blocked her and touched her elbow and that's why she made the mistake, and for over one year working in the resaurant, she never made any mistake. I told her I didn't touch her, and I was the one who suffered in the entire incident, so I deserved an apology and some kind of compensation. She said it was not entirely her fault, and she is just working there so there is nothing she can do. Also she said she couldn't apologize because it was too busy in the restaurant.

I believe that a restaurant should always try to meet their customerss need, and especially when something like this happen, a simple apology and a meal on the house (it' only costs $9) is the least they can do, and they didn't even bother. This is the worst dining experience that ever happened to me.

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Best Salty Peppery Chicken here - Saves me from driving to original Burnaby
By YoungDTFamily of Vancouver (downtown) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:33am [Dine in]

I've been a regular at the Burnaby restaurant on the corner of Moscrop and Willingdon, but since they opened this place on Main St, its so much closer for someone living on the West side/Downtown.

The menu is quite extensive and they serve many types of Tawianese snacks and noodle/rice combos. You must have the Salty Peppery Chicken from this place! It's to die for. It normally comes with rice, but I always have it with the soup vermicelli (clear thin noodles).

We visit this place on weekends for lunch and surprisingly, its not too busy! I think its mainly due to the lack of parking, which is also a common problem with its sister restaurant in Burnaby too. Therefore, I recommend avoiding the lot (too many double parked cars) and try to find parking on Main St.

Definetely recommend coming here!

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