This is a new location of the longstanding Szechuan Chongqing on The Drive.
Went for some Szechuan food on Robson street. It was not that busy as we had just missed the lunch crowd. The service was good and food was good. I will go back. The furniture does not adapt well for a Chinese restaurant but it's good for Robson Street. This is a small place so maybe it's not that great when the restuarant is busy. Reasonable prices. Only problem was finding some parking in the area.
The food was in comparable with the authentic Chinese restaurants. They have incredible customer service. My plates were always taken away when I was done and my glass of water was always kept full. The prices are kind of expensive, but for the quality and size of the portions I would say it’s worth it. The vegetables are always crisp and well marinated. The vegetarian hot and sour soup is pretty good. I especially liked the Fried Pea Pods, Chinese Mushroom, and Bamboo Shoots.
For years that needed fix of spicy fried green beans, tan tan noodles and any number of wonderful main dishes could only be gotten by taking the long drive from the West End to Commercial. Now, since a branch of my favorite Szechuan has opened on Robson at Jervis, it's a just a short walk. The food is just a slight notch below that of the original but still ranks up there with the best. The $8.99 lunch special including soup, main, rice, tea and fortune cookie is a steal. Plus 10 lunches get you a free one. Only complaint is that service is frequently haphazard, but not that big a deal.
Discovered this little gem while strolling around Robson one day. Although it seems very hole-in-the-wall kind of place, it is incredibly clean and organized inside. It's friendly service and great value has made it one of my favourite Chinese places in town. My favourite dishes have to be the orange peel chicken and lemon chicken. Service is very different when you order from when you eat in. Ordering is more of a hit and miss, and can be slow, so I tend to come in here. Food comes incredibly fast otherwise.
I ate lunch at the new Chongquing on Robeson and was impressed. The lunch specials looked good and I tried Tan Tan noodles with the deep fried pork chops. Very, very good( better than Lin's, the the Golden Great Wall but not as good Tan Tan Mein as at the Shanghai Wonderful), and a bargain at $7.75 before tip, because you have enough to eat !!! and it tastes good too! The portions were generous, service was very good(mebbe because it wasn't crowded) and the black seating and white interior is very stylish and relaxing, although the music can be obtrusive. Much better than over priced ramen houses with feature soup, noodles and just an excuse for protein. A small joint with seating for 50? but very cool, very tasty and a true find('cos there aint very good Chinese food in the West End). The only caveat is no xiao long bao...alas?
Every thing is delicious especially the spicy peanut wonton's! Its consistently good food & fair portions. Very pleased with this restaurant & will return & recommend this place! ! The service was very friendly and fast with out feeling like they were too attentive. The food is sooo yummy my friends and I crave it! Esp the general tso chicken, ginger beef & spicy wontons! ! The lunch deal is so incredibly cheap tasty & we had left overs!!! Will def be going back!
I'm a man of simplicity. As long as the food tastes good, I'm satisfied. Chong Qing easily delivers on all of those levels. It's great because we now have that delicious szechuan flavor in downtown, without having to travel to Commercial Drive to do so.
In my opinion, Chong Qing beats all of those overrated, "authentic", over-priced Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. Although the venue is on the humble side, its environment is comfortable and relaxed. The service provided is solid and polite, and might I repeat, the food is delicious.
The dishes I would highly recommend:
General Tsao Chicken
Spicy Green Beans
and so many other dishes, that I fail to remember at this point. Overall, I would choose to go to Chong Qing over any other place, if my craving for Chinese food is present.
Reasonable prices for great food=HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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