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Fortune Restaurant

650 West 41st Ave, #608
Vancouver, BC V5Z2M9
Tel: (604) 266-7728
Neighbourhood: Oakridge
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Dim sum
  • Price: $$$ ($30 - $45)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout, Banquet
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Fortune restaurant is a Cantonese-Chinese restaurant featuring bird's nest and shark fin soup, braised abalone, a selection of Sichuan dishes as well as weekend Dim Sum.

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decent dim sum
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 1, 2008 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

I'm not an expert on dim sum but have been eating this style for 30 years or so. I can tell when the place is decent by the number and type of clientel; This place was packed on Sat noon and seemed like just asians eating here. The service was slow but expected due to the crowd. They also made a few errors on our check list order but no big deal. They charge $1 each for tea and $2 for glass of soda pop. I'd go here again if in the area but otherwise, there are many other places just as good.

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Dodge the chili sauce
By thecritic of Vancouver (376 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 2, 2006 - 11:28am [Dine in]

I went here for dim sum recently and overall enjoyed the experience despite mishap. Luckily, I was able to avoid the chili sauce explosion which managed to hit most of my side of the table when it slipped out of our waiter's hand; no small feat on a lazy Sunday when the reflexes aren't what they should be. The dim sum was good although a little pricey for what you get. I probably won't be back anytime soon considering the number of dim sum restaurants that are just as good and have much better value.

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Great to see new menu items for dimsum!
By foodfanatic of South Vancouver (286 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

Their old menu was getting boring. Though the flavours weren't lacking, they weren't exceptional either. Just the standard fare. However, with the new menu, it makes for a more interesting dining experience. A good location. And gets quite busy on the weekend brunch hours.

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Cheap ingredients
By hungryfordinner of Vancouver (125 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 18, 2008 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

Food: For a 'higher end' chinese restaurant, the quality was pitiful. The crab balls had a giant fish ball in it, which greatly diminished its value. The dessert tasted very fake, as if it was water mixed with powder,,,

Service: The waiter had put a dish on the table, and there was dirt on it..instead of taking it away, he tried to rub it off with his finger! Ridiculous!

Ambiance: Quite nice.

Will not go back..there are many places that are far more cheaper and have better quality food!

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Short-cuts
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

It was my grandma's birthday and we had 2 tables here for dinner. We went with the usual set 10-course meal. The food here was more expensive than our dinner the other night at Fortune Court, but was way less tasty. Almost shady. The supposed to be prawn and crab ball was crab claw-less and had no crab meat. Instead there was a fish ball wrapped in shrimp paste and deep fried. No one at our table had ever seen this before.

The usual steam fish dish came deep-fried and covered with a weird dark sauce - a sure sign this fish was not fresh. No real chef would ever even consider deep drying a good ling cod. Also the inside of the fish was stuffed with a whole bunch of mystery leftovers. Some found mushrooms and tofu puffs while others found BBQ pork slices. The abalone "inspired" dish was merely shitake mushrooms sliced really thin. The bak choy that came with this dish had much dirt in between the leaves.
Fried rice and noodle dish at the end was a little greasy.
Two good things about the meal were the crispy chicken and the dessert soup. These dishes were good.
I hear they have good dim sum here. Unfortunately, my less-than-desired experience will not have me return here.

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Quality Vancouver Dim Sum
By Spelunca of Vancouver (45 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 9:18am [Dine in]

Preamble: busy weekday lunch post golf for four

Food: delicate, tasty, and relatively little MSG compared to other places. Both the dim sum and rice dish were very palatable, and in comparison with having gone to Kirin a few days ago, makes it seem even better.

Service: chinese efficiency without the gruffness

Value: $10/person is not unreasonable for Vancouver dim sum of this quality.

Ambiance: comfortable seating in amidst chaos

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Nice but pricey
By pompey of Vancouver (41 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:47pm [Dine in]

Went here for dimsum on Mother's Day. Busy as usual. Food was good too, but nothing outstanding. Very attentive service, a great way to spend a Sunday brunch. When we got out bill I was a bit surprised by the price. Perhaps we ate too much without really knowing it! Location is great because it's free parking at the mall :)

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is good not great
By homerj108 of Oakridge (21 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 8:24pm [Dine in]

i usually come her once every month. The food is good but there is an air of arrogance to the suited male employees, the waiters are fine at what they do. It seems like the suits are a bit stiff or some other quality that i can not put a finger on. I like their food and the quality of the ingredients. True they are more expensive but for the area and ambiance, i think it is about par for the course.
One thing i don't like is the lack of good tables in the place as the main dinning area is oddly shaped, we got seated as a table of 4 in a high traffic area, not ideal, but due to lots of walking room around the table, i reluctantly took it.
its ok.

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disappointing
By smyli of west vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

The food was ok but a bit on the greasy side and expensive. If the service was good then I'd be ok with paying more. But it was horrible, one of the manager guys was pretty rude when we asked for more tea, probably 'cause we didn't order any seafood. I think the waiters were more courteous than the suits! won't be going back.

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Free Salt Here!
By bonger of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 1:22pm [Dine in]

Was here for birthday dinner and would not go back again, especially, with Spicy Court just across the street.

Like previous reviewer said, Crab claws was deep fried with fish ball instead of real crab...WTF?...you can get away with this if you had a Chinese restaurant in the Yukon...but not here in Vancouver.

This place sells itself as a sharkfin expert, yet when I had my sharkfin soup, it was gluey from too much thickener to hide the fact that it didn't have too much ingredients in the soup...again, WTF?

To make a long story short, every dish was highly salty...salty to the point it would sometimes burn your tongue and nothing was outstanding.

For a location of this restaurant, it should be 5 star quality, however the food doesn't even match the cheapest east end chinese restaurants.

It was friday night and restaurant was only 65% full, people in Vancouver discriminating eaters and are not stupid.

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Good Dim Sum
By adrian888 of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

This place is always packed and clientelle is mostly Chinese. The portion sizes are exactly the same as other dim sum restaurants in the city. Service is acceptable (if you expect elegant, attentive service from a Chinese restaurant, you're in the wrong place).

Dishes are tasty, not too laden with msg. Prices on the higher side, but this is one of the higher-end Chinese restaurants on par with Kirin, Sun Sui Wai etc. Recommended.

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horible
By mo-master of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 13, 2008 - 12:18am [Dine in]

I recintly went here with some friends. We were eating dim dum.
the food was ok but the dishes was to small.
the service is horible! the food toke to long to come. the people was roud.
yes im a teen but this is not a lie.
we did not have enough tips to give them so we gave as much as we can. the person working there did not take it so he poored it back in my hand. so when we were walking down the stairs the guy came and told us to never come again. we were frustrated!!!!
i do not recamed this place for dim dum lovers.

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Horrible experience
By davebc of Richmond (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 9:20am [Dine in]

Recently we had a horrible experience at this restaurant. Went here on the recommendation of a family friend for a birthday. Service was terrible. They'd drag chairs through the restaurant and wouldn't care if they hit your chair or you with them. Our dishes arrived late, some arriving over 2 hours after we ordered them.

Food was poor at best, had a total of eight dishes and none of them were enjoyable. Prices were horrendously high for the quality we received.

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Outstanding Dim Sum
By sjang of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:56am [Dine in]

It amazes me how perfect the dim-sum at this place really is. I've been to many a Chinese restaurant, so I'd describe myself as a "dim-sum" connoiseur. Not only were the dishes elegant, but tasty and the setting perfect. I would return in a heartbeat to try out their dinner menu, which from what I've seen, looks even more delectable.

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good quality chinese food!
By munchkin of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 12:56am [Dine in]

Some of the food might be pricy but the quality is there. It is my favourite Chinese restaurant for dim sum and for dinner. The food is always really good - very tasty and the flavours are always just right. My family has gone here for many years, and never left it. All the friends that we have brought with us always end up loving it as much as we do.

Parking isn't too bad since it is in a mall. Gets pretty busy on weekends for dim sum.

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