Good Choice is a Chinese restaurant that offers a varied menu for dine in or take out.
Wide variety of dishes and every one was good. Tried the specialty salt baked chicken - winner winner. Tender and tastey. Pricey too $32.00. All the dishes were of good size. Small restaurant mostly set up for larger parties. Not friendly for twosomes. Noticed they had king crab at $22.80/lb. I got passed over by the 649 lottery so I had to pass on the crab. Lots of nearby parking. No complaints by anyone in our party of 12. Definitely on the "I would return list"
This little corner of Fraser and 44th avenue has always been some sort of chinese restaurant for as long as I remember so suffice to say a dim sum excursion would be a nice icebreaker.
The restaurant is small so the tables are rather cramped together. The seats by the front door do not add to the ambiance; it was a day of wind and rain and the draft was offputting to say the least.
The dim sum menu is on the small side but offers up the standard favourites. Ironically, I found the spring rolls with a hint of garlic, the stewed tripe with sizable chunks of tendon and the chicken feet to be the frontrunners. The shrimp dumplings (har gow) and pork and shrimp dumplings (siu mai) were plump, fresh and actually quite big on the whole and really every dish was enjoyed.
If you don't gesture a wave you'll likely be passed by the servers so get your arm ready. Outside of that they are friendly.
Debit and credit card machines are available here which is always a plus in my books. Worthy of a dinner appearance.
I'll be honest, I did not have high hopes for this place. Sounded like it would be just another greasy Chinese joint.
We got there, I was surprised by a couple of things. First the small size. Maybe enough room for 10 tables, and only 2 of them would seat more than about 5-6 people. Relatively speaking, certainly a smaller place. And secondly, it was reasonably clean and well organized. Now that is a surprise for a Chinese restaurant like this.
The waitresses were pretty typical, not too unfriendly, maybe a little bit like your aunty. Not any real complaint, but I'm marking them down for forgetting one order.
As for the food ... well, much better than I thought. There were a couple of "different" dishes I've not had elsewhere, but otherwise it seems almost "old school" menu. The quality wasn't so bad. I mean, some of the dishes were on the greasy side for my liking, but it didn't seem much more so than other dim sum places, so I won't mark that down for now.
Is it a destination? Dunno, jury is still out on that. But I wouldn't mind returning if I had to go eat dim sum again. It doesn't seem any worse than many other places, and it is a slight change of pace. If you're in the area, I'd recommend it if you have a dim sum craving, it seems a safe place to go and you could certainly do far worse.
Went there with the family a couple of days ago.
We were seated quickly.
Deciding what to order, we choice the Dinner for 6 for $98.
Thinking this would be a quick and good dinner, we thought otherwise.
The menu items were as follows:
1- Minced Chicken in Creamy Corn Soup
2- Spring Rolls
3- Beef Tenderloin in Gourmet Sauce
4- Breaded Almond Chicken
5- Prawns with Vegetables
6- Dry Garlic Spareribs
7- Bean Curd & Assorted Meat Hot Pot
8- Yeung Chow Fried Rice
I would say only items 2 and 7 were passable.
Most of the items were tasteless and was definitely not enough to feed 6 adults.
I definitely did not like items 4, 6 and 8 ... too oily, no taste and all batter. Not much meat at all.
I know this meal was meant for non-asians, but wanting to try it (we are chinese), we were not happy.
value was really poor ... definitely not worth $98 dollars.
W/C was small, but clean
Restaurant ambience was okay, there were table clothes, non-chipped plates and tea was refilled quickley and 2 large LCD TVs.
As I mentioned in the title ... Good Choice Retaurant will not be my choice again.
Sorry, I can find better, tasteful food for less and is more substantial.
Have been here for dinner for 4 times, and have not been let down yet. Some of the outstanding dishes are braised beef brisket, lobster (in superior broth with noodle or on top of glutinous rice with superior broth), and prawns with superior soya sauce. Other dishes I tried are also enjoyable. There is no question that they pay attention to their cooking - I guess the size of the restaurant may have contributed to the high quality of execution.
This is a smaller restaurant and service is excellent even with limited staff. I recommend making reservation prior to arrival.