Goldstone serves Hong Kong style snacks and meals.
Mrs. C and I were in Chinatown and we decided to give this place a try because her mother likes to eat here when she is in town. The restaurant was clean enough (except for the appalling men's w/c) and looked like a Chinese diner, if you know what I mean. There were lots of choices on the menu including a Satan Steak, and Satan Pork Chop. Since I am not a fan of Satan, I decided to give them a pass, although I was definitely intrigued. I suppose this is how most people become ensnared by evil ;)
We decided on a beef brisket over rice for me, and a fried rice noodles and beef for my beloved lunch partner. The beef on rice was sort of weird, and looked like minestrone soup and beef chunks with rice on the side. Surprisingly, it tasted good. The rice noodles with beef dish was quite good and not weird looking. Both meals were very cheap, and they came with drinks. We had tasty iced tea and iced coffee. Service was good and quick.
I might go back again, because the Satan steak is calling me...
One of the better places for quick eats in Chinatown. Food selection is good. Pricing is more than reasonable. Service is not bad as you have waitresses in their green uniform.
A lot bigger in the inside than outside. Spacious atmosphere. Sometimes I drop for a quick breakfast on a weekday. You will be in & out in no time. For about $5, you get a very decent breakfast. Sure beats eating at McDonalds.
Most of the orders come with a side drink which is a bonus.
A must try when you are in the neighbourhood
If you are looking for a quick chinese meal at an affordable price, this place is where you want to be. The restaurant is big, so plenty of tables and the service is prompt. If you are looking for quality chinese food, this is not the place. However, if you are looking for a quick meal within 30min you will not be disappointed.
This is a no frills place to relax with friends and family over a great value meal. We decided to have breakfast here with the grandparents because this was where they liked taking a break after shopping in Chinatown. Some of us chose the Chinese Breakfast, and some of us chose the regular Breakfast. The breakfasts were large enough for two to dine. The regular breakfast came with a drink, a freshly baked bun, 2 eggs, and ham, bacon, or hot dog weiners--not your regular breakfast sausage, and your choice of noodles from the selection. The little ones enjoyed the macaroni and ham in broth--expect the pasta to be very over cooked and soft; this is the way pasta is served in Chinese bakery type restaurants. The Chinese breakfast came with congee, stir fried noodles and deep fried bread or donut instead of the usual breakfast egg, etc. The fried bread was like soft bread in texture, and not crispy as this type of bread usual was. Expect the servers to just drop off food at the table--one server spilled the noodles and broth over us as she "dropped off" our meal. No apology was uttered by the server; she just turned around and walked away. Because our buns came cold this time, we asked for the server to warm the buns; she tried to balance three buns in two bowls to remove them from our table. We suggested a plate may be in order, she just shrugged it off saying she could manage. The bill for the five of us was very reasonable. Though service is not a highlight of this place, it is definitely an adequate to stop, rest and nourish up.
My mom goes here every time she shops in Chinatown, and I have joined her on several occasions. This place is a carbon copy of Maxim's and The Boss in regards to their menu. How they actually execute their food though, is variable.
Ambiance: I much prefer the space to the crowded Maxim's. It's huge on the inside compared to outside, and has high ceilings and windows up front for light. The kitchen is in the back, and partially open, so you can see the cooks making the food.
Service: The waitresses execute in typical Hong Kong style - they are brusque in demeanor, but highly efficient. Food usually arrives quickly, and while you don't get smiles and cooing, you get get promptness of service. If you're a regular though, they are usually quite friendlier.
Value: Most everything is pretty darn cheap. The set meals (which change regularly) are the best value, though only available at certain times, depending on what you get. These set meals add an extra $1 for cold drinks (no charge for a hot one), though I say go for it - getting a cold drink off the menu by itself is ridiculously priced at almost $4. I could go down the street and get myself a whole jar of Ovaltine for that price, rather than just one cup.
Food: It can be rather bland in terms of creativity, but it's simple Hong Kong diner food. Not trendy in the least, it's fried noodles, watered down Ovaltine and that mysterious cut of 'beef' that seems too tender to be believed. You can get a breakfast set here with endless customization: ham, hot dog or bacon with your eggs, or get a chicken omelet instead. Pick from a possible half dozen noodles for your side of soup noodles, and of course choose what meat to go in it (or get pickled vegetable instead). Their lunch sets are quite tasty - I like the black pepper chicken, or the baked cow tongue in spaghetti. You also can get stuff from their store-front bakery, though I think they're too sloppy and ill-made (I prefer Maxim's awesome egg tarts to theirs.).
It's not gourmet by any means, but it is a good, cheap and filling place to eat, with loads of options so you can keep coming back to try something else.
Food: Have had the chickenwings, beefnoodles, lemontea, all of which were very good and very affordable.
Service: Professionally gracious, efficient, and friendly.
Ambiance: Giant clock tp keep track of time, nice spacious booths, validated parking.