Cafeteria style Chinese restaurant on Robson well known for its won tun and noodle dishes. Free delivery after 5pm in the West End area.
My husband and I ate at Hon's on Robson Street last week while on vacation and it was easily one of the top five worst restaurants we've ever been to. The service and decor were decent, but the food was absolutely awful.
We started with the basic potstickers and to be honest, they weren't bad. By the end of the meal, we were wishing we had ordered more of them. Not that they were so great, but because everything else was bad.
I ordered the Fried Egg Noodles with Black Pepper and Beef Juliennes - which I thought the Fried Egg Noodles was a house special. God help them if it was! My dish came out first and my husband and I started eating it. The peppers and onions in the dish were fine, but the noodles were not that good and the black pepper sauce left something to be desired.
My husband's dish of Chicken with Vegetables and Broccoli Spears then came out. He tried it first and almost spit it out - it was that bad. I took a bite of the chicken and he and I both feared it wasn't cooked enough. It was very slimy and just didn't taste very done. We quickly stopped eating that dish.
We tried to eat more of my dish, but the noodles and the black pepper sauce just weren't good.
I was just shocked by how bad the food was. I had read reviews and unlike what many of them said, I just did not enjoy the food. And what surprised my husband and I was how crowded it was. And, it wasn't just tourists like us - but people who are from Vancouver and actually continue to come back to the restaurant. That's the shocking part.
Needless to say, we wouldn't go back and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else. Fortunately for us - there was a DQ right nearby and we stopped off for a blizzard. We needed something to wash the food down with!
Cavernous and busy. Inexpensive and lots of food. Freshly cooked but monotonous. Generally Chinese food is an excellent choice for a group (We were 7). Not here. The long, narrow table made it hard to share dishes. The service consisted of dumping all 7 dishes on the table pretty much at once (no consultation about what to serve when or how to avoid too many dishes that were similar, and no assumption dishes would be shared). Too many dishes with the same veggies (celery which I hadn't encountered in a long while like that, plus snow peas). The best dish was pork with spinach, because it wasn't "the same" as all the other dishes. 1-4 people would not have noticed the shortcomings as much.
The menu at lunch is a good, cheap bet and changes every month. You get a choice of soup, entree and rice all for $7-. The portions are huge so you won;t leave hungry.
The dim sum served daily between 11-5 is solid - and the service is very good.
A great place to grab a filling, cheap meal.
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