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McKim Wonton Mein Saga

2780 Kingsway
Vancouver, BC V5R5H6
Tel: (604) 434-6655
Neighbourhood: East Side

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Just what I expected
By hydeeho of Burnaby (182 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 4, 2011 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

Absolutely to my expectations. Fast, hot, tasty and reasonably priced. Ordered 4 items for lunch and more than pleased. Service was excellent and speaking English was no problem. Restroom was clean. Parking available in the back. Lots of patrons at lunch so it seems like an ideal place to spend your dining dollars. Will return for sure.

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congee time
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were craving congee but we weren't in the mood to go to Richmond. This place was a good alternative. The restaurant (including the w/c) was modern and clean. The server seemed friendly and she made sure our tea cups stayed full.

They had the late-night special menu when we were there, so we got a big bowl of congee for 3 bucks, and had some other dishes on the side. These included beef with bitter melon, bean sprouts with salty fish, and eggplant and minced pork. All were good.

It was a tasty meal and not too pricey. Exactly what we wanted.

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Good for Wonton Soup only
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

I was given a verbal recommendation of this restaurant and I checked out the reviews at dinehere.ca before taking my children there for lunch.

I'll start with ambiance. It was clean (including the washrooms). It was functional - no real decorations or real "ambiance" per se. My five year old son noted that there was no music playing at all (not even a background radio). The only sounds were the patrons dining, the staff and the phone ringing.

I ordered a shrimp wonton and noodle soup. I also ordered a lunch special - two kinds of bbq meat on rice (which comes with a pop) and two more pop for my kids.

The wontons were good - the broth was hot. The noodles were good texture, but they were kind of clumpy in the bowl. We choose the duck and bbq pork - it was reasonable, although the lunch was bereft of any vegetable matter.

Service was adequate throughout.

The price for the two dishes, and an extra two pop came to $18.00 plus change (including HST, but before tip). I guess I was a little underwhelmed as I could go to other "just okay" eateries and get a LOT more food for the same money (e.g. for Chinese take or most Vietnamese Noodle Soup places - and at Vietnamese Noodle Soup places one gets fresh basil, bean sprouts and lime to help make the food more healthy).

I would return ONLY if specifically craving wontons. I wouldn't bother otherwise.

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Good Wonton, Not-so-good Mein
By applepie of Burnaby (129 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 22, 2010 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

When I come to a noodle place like this, I'd like to order their most basic wonton noodle soup. Any place that calls itself a "wonton" restaurant ought to have good wontons. Here, I was not disappointed. The wonton is very good. I especially like their soft and thin wonton wraps. It's also a good size. The noodle, however, is missing that crunchiness that is, IMHO, very important for this kind of noodle. Service was mediocre. They were obviously understaffed that day and it was hard to get the servers' attention.

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Familiar faces
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 3, 2008 - 4:43pm [Dine in]

I came here for a birthday dinner for my mom on Halloween. Upon entering, I felt the comfort of seeing all the old staff from the wonton restaurant on Kingsway that burnt down earlier in the year. It was then, I felt confident that our meal would be a good one.

We were a table of 13 and ordered the 8-course meal set along with some more dishes. The 8-course meal was plenty cheaper than elsewhere at just $98 and the list of dishes to choose from were plentiful. The food quality was actually better than some other higher-end restaurants I've been to.

Everything was really good. Surprisingly the service was beyond excellent. But then again, it's not so surprising if you knew about these servers from their previous restaurant. They were all very polite and made conversation with us as they dropped off dish after dish. When I helped them stack up finished off plates, they quickly told me to let them do it so I don't dirty my hands. It was a busy night, but none of them ever lost their cool.

Like mentioned earlier, the dishes were very good. I don't think there was one dish that stood out as bad.

I think I found my "go-to" wonton restaurant!

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Dependable
By Trevor of Vancouver (60 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 3:03am [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant a couple of times and both experiences were alright.
Food- tried several things on menu. Sui gow and wontons themselves taste pretty good, but the noodles in the wonton noodle were overcooked and soggy. Didn't have that slight chewy texture that it should have. The HK-style (teng-jai), century egg & pork, and fish congees were all very good. Congee not watery, but not overly thick. Pork vermicelli stir-fry was tasty. The one disappointment was the chinese donut. It was obviously refried and not fresh.

Service was slightly better than your typical chinese restaurant. Greeted and seated quickly. Tea was refilled w/o having to ask. They were polite but not overly friendly.

Ambiance- clean and bright. Not too noisy. Have a clear view of the chef doing the noodles and bbq meats in front half of kitchen. The one bit I didn't like too much was that it's very drafty, esp. when people enter/exit the restaurant. So don't sit too close to the door.

Value is reasonable. Average prices for okay food.

I'll probably come back if in the area and needing a quick fix.

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Good wonton noodle place
By Vancouver_foodlover of Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 27, 2008 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

We came here several times and am very impressed with the wonton noodles. They are tasty and one of the better dishes that is served in the Vancouver area. Other items were about average but the main dish is the wonton noodle soup that will make me come back to this place. Prices were more than decent and the place was clean and nice.

Parking can be a problem, especially if you go during the rush hour as you won't be able to park on Kingsway after 3 pm. Also you will be competing with other cars to park on the side streets who plan to visit other supermarkets around the area.

All in all, excellent price for a good dish of wonton noodles. A must try.

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not richmond
By cucci of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 8:21pm [Dine in]

the staff at this locaiton are definitely not as helpful as the richmond location. the quality of the food is nothing to jump for joy about, it's a good bowl of wonton soup or congee when you need one.

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Trying to live up to its name
By yumyumsigsig of Burnaby (15 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

We drove by this restaurant along Kingsway so many times, mostly impressed by its name, which in Chinese, means generations (or dynasty) of Wonton noodles. We finally ventured in for the first time today. The menu was big, resembling most decent wonton and noodles houses except it has more Cantonese dim sum and appetizers. We ordered a bowl of wonton noodles, a bowl of beef brisket, beef tendon noodles with sui-gow dumplings, as well as a dish of gai-lan. It was around 1:30pm, the restaurant was still very busy. It took us a while to get the attention of a waitress for ordering, but it didn’t take long for our first dish to arrive.

I would say the wonton and sui-gow dumplings were pretty tasty and their sizes exceeded our expectations. The quality of the noodles was not really as fine and chewy as we would like it to be, but still acceptable. The only thing I thought it could improve was the beef brisket broth which actually tasted as if lots of MSG has been added and somewhat salty. Other than that, the wontons and dumplings seem to have lived up to its name.

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ok it was open
By idinehereandtell of west vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 2:21am [Dine in]

my first review.

Midnight. Dec, cold, needed to warm up and eat.

I was fooled by the people in the window. If I had a restaurant I would also put the five customers in the window, too draw the people driving by into it.
But this was my mistake.
The two things that I expect from a Chinese restaurant is to make sure that when I ask for NO MSG! that I get NO MSG!
How do I know that there was MSG in my order? My face turns red, my pulse races and my throat dries out.
And the food tastes better. But that's besides the point.

The order was veggies,some meat,on noodles. $12.45. This is at least $3.00 over what I pay at most other places. And I get more food.
But at least it was open,and I learned how to ask to take the rest away..
Húndàn!

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Very decent place for cheap
By jpeso of south vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 12:24am [Dine in]

Went in at about 10 pm.....resturant wasnt too busy so we sat at any table we wanted. Order 2 bowls of wonton soup (wasnt that hungry). They came very quickly and was nice and hot. Resturant looks very new and is very clean. When we sat down there was something comfortable about the resturant; very cozy. All in all the bill came up to 12.08 which was dirt cheap! Will be back to try rest of menu as the servers there were also quite friendly

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