Dynasty Seafood is a restaurant serving Cantonese style Chinese cuisine.
This used to be Rich Ocean. We were there for dim sum with friends this weekend. One of our friends had a bad reaction to all the msg they used in the food. It is not the cart style dim sum which is fine. I actually prefer ordering off a menu as the food seems to be fresher and nice and hot when you receive it. Service was fine. The prices are somewhat on the high side with most of the dishes being over $4.00. This would be fine if the portions were a decent size but in many instances I found the servings to be somewhat on the small side. The pork dumpling was many 2 bits if you're a dainty eater if not 1 gulp and it's gone. The egg tarts are also really puny.
The washrooms have been beautifully renovated and they've obviously put a lot of money into renovating the restaurant but for the quality of the food the value is just not there. The menu is also a very small dim sum menu unless you start ordering noodle dishes and then you bill would really escalate. Dim sum for 4 people with 9 dishes was $60.00 with tip.
We would not return because of the lack of selection, small portions on some dishes and prices. There are way better dim sum restaurants in town.
I have eaten here twice. The first time was 3 years ago. While the experience then was very good, it wasn't that memorable, and in any case, because the food quality at many Chinese restaurants vary from time to time, I wanted to wait for a second try to confirm my impression before writing a review. Little did I know that circumstances were such that my 2nd try would be 3 years later.
This time, my wife particularly asked the restaurant to recommend their best dishes, which includes roasted squab, mixed appetizers as an opening dish, snake soup, geoduck, and fish done two ways (meat pan fried, and the bones deep fried to be so crispy that you can chew up and swallow them. These and the other dishes (which I can't recall right now) are all exceptionally done. In fact, the experience this time is even better than the one last time. I also noticed that the decor now is a lot better than what I remembered.
The restaurant was jam packed, so the food took a while to be served, but it was all worth the wait. The service was as good as you can expect from a typical high quality Chinese restaurant. My only quibble is that the parking is a bit cramped, both in terms of the parking spaces themselves and in terms of getting in and out of and negotiating the turns in the underground parkade.
At first this looks like just another one of the "usual" Cantonese style restaurants that are all over town. I understand that they restaurant has received all new staff, including in the kitchen, so this might differ from previous experiences.
The inside is nicely done (I dunno if this has been renovated) and looks quite clean and new, including the washrooms.
Service is okay, but the they stumbled badly when the restaurant was really packed and busy, which I will chalk up to the inexperienced staff. They still put on a good face and tried, so I won't hold it against them ... yet.
Now the food ... we've been there a couple of times and every dish was different from the "usual" that we get at other places. Idea behind most of them was very good. Some of them didn't quite turn out as expected, especially they ones where they try to make individual "western" style plates. I fully applaud them for taking a chance and creating relatively innovative dishes. The quality level is standard for this type of restaurant.
I dare say that with a bit of practice, and IF they were willing to up the quality level as opposed to just churning out massive volumes, they could have something really going here.
Also both times we left without the "MSG thirst", so nice to see they either left it off or went light on it.
This is one to watch and I wouldn't hesitate to go back. I am hoping they will up their game and set a new standard for Chinese food in town. (Though to be honest, that is not a short way off).
I had Dim Sum here with a group of my friends. It's always best to have Dim Sum with a Larger group, you get a lot more variety that way. Problem is, this place isn't a straight up Dim Sum service. They've got most of the Dim Sum Dishes, but, not everything. The Lotus leaf rice wrap was good. It had a different style of mushroom in there, other than the Chinese Mushroom. The Spareribs came with some kind of melon and melon sauce, which was good. The weirdest thing was the Buddha's Feast Vegetable, it was great! Tasted really fresh and good. The food portions were about the same, Dim Sum doesn't get any bigger or smaller.
The decor of the place was really nice. It's a beautiful restuarant. The Bathrooms were very clean. The service was very good. They really took care of you there, which to me, means changing your plates when they get used. Most importantly too, everyone tries to help you, you don't need to stick to one server, or just servers and not bus people. Not a hierarchy of any kind there. Also, they speak english and understand english with no problems.
This Restaurant was good, but, not the greatest for Dim Sum. I think it's more of a Dinner and Lunch Special kind of place. I mean, the Dim Sum isn't served on Carts or what not, you just order from their regular Menu. I would go back to this place for Dinner Service. I'm not recommending the Dim Sum though. I would go back there, for Dim Sum, but, it wouldn't be my preference just because of the variety. The cost/value of it all wasn't the best either. Which is understandable, given this place looks pretty high class. I do hope to get the chance to stop by for dinner one of these nights!
I've had the great privillege of being able to enjoy traditional round table chinese cusine at this fantastic restaurant located on West Broadway several times. Finally I no longer need to travel all the way into the bowels of Richmond fighting off terrible drivers, congested roads and horrendous bridgeway traffic just to enjoy good Chinese food!
Each time i've gone in for dinner i've had the pleasure of being greeted by multiple staff managers and servers welcoming me into their new restaurant! The food will meet your every desire as the dishes are both authentic and flavorfull.
If you're thinking of heading there for dinner make sure you either show up early or do yourself a favor and make reservations as this place fills up quick! Oh and once you've experienced dinner make sure you head back for some weekend dim sum. Yum yum yum!!!