If you're looking for a late night Chinese meal, and find yourself in the area, this is probably it. Very popular with the younger crowd, and decently priced Canto-Hong Kong style food.
Almost lost a friendship over this restaurant! My friend and I mutually choose this restaurant to try because of the late night hours. He had been there with his main squeeze, must had his eyes on something else but he left his taste buds at home. The chef cooks like they’re double promoted dishwashers. The food sucks and was greasy to boot. We ordered the wine chicken hot pot (cooked fondue style) for the table. The food arrived quickly but the chicken tasted like it had been in the barnyard too long. The rice congee had been thickened with cornstarch. Every Chinese villager knows that to make congee; take a small amount of rice and boil in a little water until thicken. How hard is that?
My second visit was again late night and my friend (just arrived back from Israel) convinced me that it was half way between us and to give it another try. Order the wine chicken hot pot again but I told the waitress not to add the MSG. To my chagrin, the soup stock was dumb down with hot water. This was done I guess to hide the MSG. And the chicken came to our table frozen and when I point this out to her, she assured me that it would taste the same but it’ll just take a little longer to cook! The rest of the meal was forgettable and I watched my friend eat because he claims the airplane food was worst.
Two days later we went out for lunch at the Double One (Hastings Street at Gilmore in Burnaby). Over lunch I told him "don’t call me again if you’re going to the Green Hut"! He felt responsible for two bad meals and appeased me (he paid) with this one.
The food here is okay, the typical fare for a place like this, but the service is kind of lacking. They seem to ignore you after they have taken your order or brought your food.
I tried to ask for a dish to be put on a separate bill and the waitress didn't understand, or pretended not to. I mean, come on, even if Chinese is your primary language, if you waitress every day wouldn't you at least eventually learn a few key phrases such as "can I have a fork?" and "separate bill"?