Patterson serves up Chinese fast food, buffet style, as well as a made-to-order menu.
I'm going to amend my review of this establishment.
I went back and ordered from the made-to-order menu, specifically the beef & veg chow mein, and it was much better. And the portion is quite generous.
Perhaps that's to be expected..... 'buffet' style fare has limits.
I would recommend using the made-to-order menu unless you're in a rush.
This small place, kinda out of the way, hidden off street, in a minimall.
In addition to the standard chinese take out that you see in any shopping center food court, they also have a small menu of made to order dishes.
I had the sweet & sour pork, spicy sichuan green beans, on fried rice.
It's certainly comparable to the chinese food you'd fine in a food court in Vancouver, although the prices are probably a little better here. I haven't tried the made to order menu yet.
The servers are pretty efficient, they want to serve you and quickly move on to the next.
There's seating for about a dozen people.
So this is a new chinese restaurant hidden in a small plaza on Davie. I've been here once before and I believe they changed owners. The place looks so much more appealing and it has been totally renovated. The food by far is good compared to the rest of the chinese restaurant around the downtown area. During lunch time they have a food court style pick and choose combo deal. They range from $5-8 dollars (with tax) super cheap deals. However, it's what you expect food court style food. One night I decided to order from the regular menu and wow the food is so much better. So I would recommend you to order from the made to order menu. For what you pay and the amount you get it's totally worth it and the best part is that it's not food loaded on with grease and msg. Also, for a food-court style restaurant you get outstanding service, they even serve you tea and make sure it's always filled up and they are super friendly.
First off I would just like to say I really like this restaurant. I have had the wor won-ton ($10,95),prawn noodle($8.50) and the bbq pork won-ton noodle soups.($7.95) Each time they were excellent. HOWEVER... the first time my partner ate there he had the buffet. It was not good. The selection was poor and the food had been sitting in the trays way too long. When he ordered fresh made dishes like prawn vermicelli ($9.95) he really liked it. BUT... avoid the pot-stickers, they were very greasy and tasted weird. The price is a bit on the high side but I think this place will really take off once they have been opened for a while and iron out all the kinks. And one other thing.... DIM THE FLORESCENT LIGHTS! Way too bright.