Like its sister restaurant in Burnaby, Curry King Cafe serves HK favourites.
Mrs. C and I were on the way to Richmond for some HK food, when we spotted CKC. “Chasiu, a new restaurant!" exclaimed my beloved dining partner. We couldn't believe our eyes. The giant trench that was Cambie was transformed into a road once again, and there was a new place to eat.
We stopped at once and darted inside. The restaurant is slightly updated from its former incarnation, and had a menu like the Burnaby CKC only more extensive. We were seated in a comfortable booth and ordered a curry beef brisket for me and a sizzling plate combo with beef tongue and filet of sole for Mrs. C.
The food arrived quickly, but mine got to the table first. The curry brisket was tender and the sauce had the right amount of curry kick. There was the right amount of rice. So far so good. Then the combo arrived. The borscht was kind of weak, but the beef and fish were delish. The plate came with frozen veggies, which was not great, but the fries and rice that accompanied the meal were excellent.
The service was good, and the ambience was fine. Even the w/c was clean and modern.
I like the original CKC, but this one is quite nice, too.
Food: I ordered the spaghetti + ox tongue. There were two VERY VERY thing slices of ox tongue on a very tiny bowl of baked spaghetti. There was also definitely not enough sauce, and I had to ask for more. The sauce had frozen vegetables in it, like the kind you buy in bulk from Superstore...
Service: When the waitress gave us plates, she put them down and then quickly picked them up again, claiming 'these aren't decent'. Why don't you check the plates for cleanliness before giving them to a customer? As well, the waitress asked us to pass her the box of sugar/pepper/salt so she could refill it. It wasn't as if it was empty or anything- there was no urgency, so why couldn't she wait until we had left before refilling it? Somebody needs to take a Superhost course!!
Value: As mentioned above, not good. Maybe it was just what I ordered, my dining companions appeared to have a lot more substance in their meals.
Ambiance: Very clean, nicely renovated place. The washroom sink is very pretty!
Will I return? Maybe it was just a fluke and they didn't do that well on my dish, I'll probably return once more and order something else. Hopefully the service improves by then!
I came here with my aunt today for lunch. My aunt suggested this restaurant cuz she always comes here and she knows all the workers who work here, at least she knows the servers and the floor manager. So, we ordered the deep fried pork chop with rice and also the Hainam chicken laksa. I don't know how the pork chop tasted but by the look of it, it seemed to b fried at a too low of oil temp. The pork seemed to be very oily and the cut of meat seemed to be very fatty, definitely not appetizing. As for my chicken laksa, the chicken was not bad, portion wise and flavor wise. The laksa soup base was also decent, pretty good for a HK cafe. I would not recommend this place for ppl yet I will still come back here if my aunt asks me again.
First of all the food isnt that bad, i mean for the price, like $6-$7 per dish w/drink is alrite. However, the food is pretty tasteless. We ordered a malaysian fried rice and a shrimp paste fried noodle, it looked ok, but it tasted like boiled food, with lotsa food colouring. Also the coffee drinks are absolutely horrid, i mean McD's has better coffee than this place. The interior of this place is pretty nice, a bit cozy, but I think the plastic tablecloths makes it seem kinda tacky. The service is terrible. The manager/owner has really greasy hair w/lotsa dandruff flakes hanging off from the ends...i just hope none of it gets into my food! Also, the "youngish"/"OK" looking chick w/long hair, is an absolute biatch, she never smiles, and she throws cutlery at you, and has a eye-rolling problem. This chick also loves to stare at you in the most uncomfortable way, she looks at you from head to toe, before seating you and taking your order. Ph-lease, you're just a waitress at a Chinese "cafe"...why are u so snotty?
I used to go to this place alot. Until the owner of this place refused to give me brown sugar. The booth where I was sitting at had no more little brown sugar packs and I asked her for some. She looked at me (as if I was from another planet) and told me "No more!" while, it was visible there was some because there were many packets at the other tables.
When she left, I then asked a waitress for some and she grabbed me a few packs. The owner is not a generous person and therefore I am not a generous customer and will not come again.
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