Opened in 2005, Prince Seafood Restaurant provides a comfortable atmosphere and traditional, authentic Chinese cuisine with a focus on dim sum.
they will try to rip you off , please read they bill if not itemize tell them to do so because they all in Chinese even you're white folks ..they overcharge me $ 250.00 until i asked them to print my order out ...listen i have nothing to against this restaurant just becareful with the bill. thank you
Just like many other Chinese dim sum restaurant, most of the traditional dim sum food is available here. There are also some special dishes that can be ordered. Different pricing for different kind of food. The price is definitely pricey for a chinese restaurant. Dishes are always up to standard, size of the product is not too small, but wouldn't be considered large. Their speciality plate is the [liu sa bao], which is a must try!
I was waiting in the line up on a Saturday night with my family (3 people including me). My mom arrived first and asked for a table. She was advised that she will have the next available table in 15 minutes. There was no other people waiting at that time; she was the only one waiting. Few minutes later, an Chinese woman came in asking for a table for 4-5. Waitress took down her name and went away. Few minutes later, one of the waitresses looks like a more senior one (in experience not age) said hi to the woman and acted like they were friends and asking her "why haven't seen you for a long time". However, I didn't pay attention to their further conversation. After 20 minutes, more people are walking in and asking for tables, but we were still waiting. My mom asked the waitress again, they said the customer was paying already 10 more minutes.
Chaos started after this, servers started moving tables from the back to the waiting area. The woman waiting behind us got called in by the waitress who was saying hi to her. We were like, we were the first one in line. We were then arranged a tiny small table in the area where a big family was having a party for the new born baby.... We complained, how can they arrange a table for that woman first and arrange a small table in such an inappropriate area (noisy, crowded and disorganized). The stupid waitress said " because they reserved the table first". This is what make us angry! She didn't know we actually knew that woman and she has never made a reservation before!! If you are trying to give a table for your friend, please be smart! Don't play dumb to me. I know what you want to do, but act smartly!
Other servers were trying to comfort my mom, but all they were saying was "it's weekend, you have to compromise in busy days." What are you talking about! Do you mean I can have a discount on busy days? No! Do you mean I shouldn't get the food quality and service quality on busy days? NO!
Anyways, the food took very long and they dont' taste so well. I would never come to this place anymore, because I CAN'T EXPECT TO HAVE GOOD SERVICE OR FOOD ON BUSY DAYS!!
Whoever owns or operates the Prince Restaurant, you will never have busy days! Not anymore! The waitress or host on Aug 14, 2010 who gave a table to your friend, you can give all the empty tables to all your friends now.
In terms of taste, it is on par with other expensive Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. Yes, it's very pricey and can certainly take a big bite of your wallet. The service is as usual for any Chinese restaurant. It's only good when you know them and speak the same Chinese dialect as them. I only come here for the food, so despite getting so so service, I'll still come here once in a while when I feel like splurging a bit. Just make sure you don't ask or take any suggestions when the staff gives you any. They always suggest you get shark fin soup, Alaskan snow crab legs, lobster, prawns, clams, and fish. One time the waitress suggested I order a fish without them telling me the cost and it ended up being $70 dollars. It was the most expensive fish I've ever eaten and it tasted just very ordinary. When eating here, unless you want to dish out $40 or $50 per person, don't take their suggestions despite how much they try to bully you into ordering more food or keep on suggesting food for you to order.
They use to be decent until recently. I made a researvation and ordered in advance their special tea chicken for $10. When i was there they told me they made an error and didn't place my order for the chicken. The waiter said :if they forgot to write it down then they forgot too bad". I was very displeased with his attitude. He said he will try to find a solution. He went into the kitchen and said there was half a chicken left. We asked him how much he is going to charge. He said "its our fault, we will give it to you $5". we took it and when the dinner was over we got our bill they charged us $8 for the half chicken. We complained to the owner of the restuarant she said half a chicken is $8. We told her we ordered in advance and she said too bad, it doesn't matter. She had a very bad attitude. She even said that the waiter shouldn't have given you the chicken in the first place. "you don't even deserve the half chicken, I rather give it to the begger then to sell to you". When i heard those words i was shocked.
We told her again that we did order the chicken in advance and it is their error for not writing it down. We also told her that we paid for our food with money and are not beggers. We are definitely never going back.
if you are looking for the worst service I may have ever seen in a any lower mainland dim sum restaurant and I have been to most of them, i.e. extremely arrogant and downright rude which starts with the manager, and mediocre food which gave my wife and I diaherrea immediatley after, then this is the place for you!! If this is not what you are looking for then I would recommend happy valley which right nearby or anything else for that matter
Solid choice of Chinese restaurant when in Vancouver East. Good food, service, and quality for economical prices. I would recommend this place to friends and family.
Great-tasting for lunch and dinner. Food is neither too salty nor oily. Prices are very reasonable. Note: king crab price recently went up from $10.80 to $13.80 per pound; though it's still a good deal.
After 5 visits for various meals, I have found the service to be attentive, prompt, and exceeding that of many (if not most) Chinese restaurants in Vancouver.
It's a Chinese restaurant - it does not exude extravgance. It may be a step below the brightness of Shiang Garden, Kiran, and Sun Sui Wah, but would it be comparable perhaps with Flota.
There was a bit of a lineup at the beginning since there were so many people, but the food was very delicious, the place I foudn was very clean. They did a really good job cleaning up after the old place there. All the employees were very friendly, and the food came very fast. I especially liked the shrimp dumplings. I would reommend this restaurant. It was also very easy to find a place to park.Prince is definately one of the best chinese resteraunts in town.
We found 2 bugs in the tea. We were not quite sure if it was tea leaves at first, but after taking it out of the tea and examining it on our dish, we were grossed out. After complaining about it, they took away our dish and tea. After 5 minutes or so, the waiter comes back to tell us that because we had chrysanthemum tea, there maybe bugs in the leaves. That is where the bugs came from.
I do not care how the bugs got into the tea, whether it crawled in itself or it was in the leaves. The point is that there were bugs in our tea!
My seniors family member love to go to this place on the weekend for DimSum which I think the food are good and the price are resonable. However, the service are extemely bad. Starting with the manager which I think he is the owner as well. Unfriendly and ignore (maybe because he think that he have enough business). Servers and other cashier/Hostess are also the same. I only appreciate the lady server (only one) and a tall server that I think they are more on the friendly side.
The regular Sunday wait-in-line schedule for Dim Sum joints. As we get seated, after nearly 3 minutes the tea comes. Which is pretty much acceptable and reasonable at a busy Dim Sum joint.
Food took a disgusting amount of time to get here, taste was good, better than some other joints, flavor is pact, not plain-tasting food. Good, food was good in taste.
Service: Had to flag down waiters/waitresses for water. Pretty much isolated and never cared about. Had to walk up to a waiter to cancel order because of long delay. Waiter barely ever cared, just walked passed table as if never existed. Gave an attitude. Near the end when a different High-School senior or Post-Secondary waiter came to pick up table mess, was very kind. Only wished that waiter was our waiter instead of those crumbly looking waiters who gave us a stare and ignored us.
Value: Acceptable, not too pricy. Would have been a bit over the top for long delay and service. Passable to give a tip.
Ambiance: Decent, not too shabby looking, tables could be 'forced' and squished together for more customers.
Overall: Wait for food is disgusting, food is tasty. Service was bad, value is mediocre, Ambiance passable for dim sum joint.
Would not recommend.
Look I've been to a ton of Dim Sum joints in this town and this is by far one of the better ones out there. The food is fresh and the portions along with service are actually pretty damn good compared to others.
If all you know is the Pink Pearl (sub standard) for Dim Sum than you got to try Prince. This place far exceeds any of the greasy crap that the Pearl kicks out.
this was my first time coming to this restraunt, my friend recommended me this restraunt, saying the food was pretty good, but the price was a bit high! she preferred mcdonalds over this xD, anyways back to the restraunt. the waiter greeted my family in with a strong smile and positive attitude. i dont really know what my mom ordered, but it had some shrimp, chicken, etc. duno what its called. the food was exquisite! also the room's mood made me feel welcome
Highly recommend this restraunt =D
Let's be honest with the reviews you are reading on this restaurant.All are made to impress you.I wanted to see it for my self and been there twice.While I was drinking the tea that had a very bad taste, I noticed a bug on the floor and going to the table.I called the manager and he reply that other restaurants have the same problem.Imagine how clean was the kitchen...probably not enough for the Health and Food Inspector that closed down the restaurant on Friday the 23 of November for a long time, I hope.
Food was very poor and I have been to many restaurants in town.
This used to be an older Chinese restaurant called HONBO and the place was dark and dingy. This new restaurant is definitely an improvement and they've put alot of work into the decor to make it bright and clean. I've been for dim sum only but so far it's been impressive. It's a bit more expensive ($55 for 4 people with 13 dishes) but it is higher end dim sum where you order off a menu instead of the carts. I've found the food pretty good and most importantly, the restaurant is clean! Even the bathrooms. So far I've decided that its worth more to come here once in a while and spend the money instead of going regularly to the cheapie places which is always a hit and miss!