First off, it's a drag to find a solid (inexpensive) late night place to eat after partying, clubbing, drinking, etc. The good places are either in Richmond, or are scattered all over the place.
Wang's is one of these places located in Marpole by the bridge. They're open until like 3 or 4 in the morning, so it's a nice option if you have a car and aren't completely wasted.
The food is just solid. Nothing really too surprising on either ends of the spectrum. The menu is quite large for the type of restaurant. They have items other than their namesake Beef Noodles. The prices are a little on the high side, but I guess they need to cover for the utilities for staying open late.
This is no longer a 24 hour noodle place.
I had a bowl of spicy beef noodle soup. It was $7.25 AND it only a small. The large bowl was $8.25. My friend only had a large beef noodle soup, there was the same amount of beef and noodle in his bowl, but just in a larger bowl. The fish cake there is tasteless and the big beef roll is smothered with hoisin sauce, which made it extremely salty.
It is waitered by a bunch of young people, who doesn't have much of a personality and don't speak a lot of English.
This place is overpriced for the horrible food they service.
Food: Handmade wontons were ok, excellent spicy cucumber and really good deep-fried tofu. Everyone else at our table enjoyed their respective dishes too. Bill came to $46 for 3 appies and 7 noodle/soup dishes so they were at a good value. Portions were quite big as well, so much so that some couldn't finish their small-sized dishes. It was packed at 2 in the morning!!
Service: Waitress forgot to come back to take our orders since me and my bf needed a little more time to decide since we came later than our other fellow diners. Typical service from a cheap chinese restaurant so much wasn't expected to begin with. Cash only so beware!
Ambiance: I hadn't been there in years and it's actually improved quite some. Much cleaner and brighter than before. Again, it's what's expected from a cheap chinese restaurant.
Overall: Will be back when I need some cheap eats late at night. Def. worth the value.
If you're into dumplings, you'll love Taiwan Beef Noodle House. Really cheap prices for really good food. Best part is, they're open 24 hours so you can dine any time of day!
I love their spicy wontons, and love their mini steam pork buns even more. The noodle are great as well. Horray for cheap eats!!
Great place for a late night meal. Ordered the beef in onion pancake, very good, beef brisket noodle which was very good. Noodles had some texture to it and there was lots of tasty beef. Ordered the Shanghai steamed buns and it was not very good. Thick skin and not much soup inside. Service was quick and efficient and the place was well decorated. Would return as total bill was under $20.
The food here was delicious. However, the price for a simple beef noodle bowl wasn't that great. The time I went, was during the summer and they had lots of flies flying around inside. The serving wasn't that large, but enough to fill you up. Overall, an alright place to go if you are in the area.
I came here with my bf last week for a late night snack. We ordered seaweed and pork intestine for apps. The seaweed was a little too sour for me. My bf thinks that the intestines were a bit bland considering that it was supposed to be braised and not only marinated. Then we ordered "xiao long bao" the steamed pork buns and we both find them not that great, the skin was too thick and a little hard. We also ordered a large beef noodle and we find it pretty good, I personally liked the beef shank meat, compared to briskets cuz it's not as oily. The noodle itself is also not bad, it's a little chewy. In the future, I think i'll come back again to eat other apps and the beef noodle esp cuz they open till late.
I used to work nights and ended up here alot.. and this place has the worst service ever!! And it's consistantly bad! They don't take your order unless you call someone over... and no one is ever looking.. wrong orders every time (small bowls when larges are ordered, wrong type of noodles...), never refill tea, rude waitresses/waiters, when we asked for one spoon, they brought out three and just tossed them in the bowl... waited 15 minutes for a canned drink.. etc.
I've even brought people here just to demonstate how bad the service is..
Honestly, the food is pretty good, especially at 2am when there's nothing else open, which in turn kept me coming back... but never again. This is the only place that I've been to that I didn't leave a tip.
So I went here looking for a different beef noodle experience and I got one. The service was absolutely shi*. And they were rude.
The soup was good, but I was immediately taken aback by the saltiness of the broth and the fattyness of the meat. Somehow though I made it through the whole thing and actually enjoyed it. Its no Pho in that it doesn't feel as clean and nourishing, but it tastes good.
I also go the pork dumplings (10 for 5$) and enjoyed them.
I enjoyed this meal alot and recommend it to anyone. Will I go back in the near future, maybe not. Possibly sometime.
Stumbled into this place a few years ago after a round of golf and have never regretted it. The beef noodle here is amazing and what's even better is the soup that the noodle comes in. I must say, it is highly addictive. The potstickers are top notch, so much so that my buddy's wife made him get some after she gave birth. Beef roll is ok, a bit small for the price. I rather get another plate of potstickers. I'm not sure what all the fuss is about regarding the service. I mean, c'mon...it's a bloody noodle house. They are quite busy and not the quickest on the refill on water but as long as the food is good, it's all good. Decor is much better than when I first ate there as it has been updated and the fact that it is open 24 hrs means that I can go to Tom's video afterwards on a full stomach.
I am reviewing what I remember from a while ago. I haven't been here for over a year and there's a reason. There are way better places in Vancouver East & Burnaby for noodle soup, potstickers & other Taiwanese goodies. It's only cuz they're open late that people go. The service has never been bad though; just ok.
It's been more than year since I wrote any reviews. I was happy reading other people's comments and had nothing to add or subtract until today. I remember seeing some bad reviews of this restaurant and the name stuck in my head. Today I was driving home and saw this restaurant open late night so with little bit of curiosity, I decided to give it a try. What a colossal mistake! I should've kept on driving. I've had some bad meals in my life time, but this place by far surpasses every single one of them. 1. Where are the wait stuff? they were like non existent. I had to flag them down hard and I mean real hard. 2 grumpy looking waitress came to my table and she kept on speaking mandarin even though I was speaking in English. Wth? I am not from Taiwan. 3. Table was dirty as other reviewers have noted. 4. First spoonful of food in my mouth, I almost spat all out. immediately noticed that they are too salty. I am used to eat salty foods like pho, ramens or even heavily seasoned Brazilian meats, but this was truly out of this world - heart stopping saltyness + no doubt they use tons of MSG. 5. one small hair was found in my food. I flagged down waitress and her responses were like 'so what?' with another mumbling in madarin which I could not understand. at this time I got really angry and almost left the place without paying. 6 I calmed myself down while drinking canned apple soda which is only non-negative experience I can report. 7. I went to their counter to pay after waiting forever to get my bill. I paid in $50 bill and later at home found out my changes were exactly $10 short even though I did not left any tip. LOL I am so mad.
Saw a TV commerical for this place and decided to give it a try with the girl friend, worst decision ever.
I ordered a large beef noodle and most of it was just noodles. The whole bowl had like 5 tiny piece of beef and some green onion. What a rip. Oh and it was super salty.
Was there any? It was sunday night, and the place was not even half filled. Still, no tea refills, had to wave people down to get anything. Exactly what "madddskillz" experienced.
The couple at the table beside us ordered after we did, yet, they got their food first. Heck, even after they finished and left, my girl friend's chicken rice still didn't show up. And then we noticed other tables receiving chicken rice, so i waved down a waitress and asked what's going on. She said she'll rush the kitchen, a few minutes later, the rice came. If we didn't complain, the chicken probably would never come. When I went to pay the bill at the counter (since I waited for a long time and no one bothered to come and collect the money from me), I gave the guy behind the counter $30 for our total of $21.20. When he put the change on the counter, there was only $3 something. So I told him I gave him $30. But he was like, you gave me $25, I was like WTF?! After exchanging a few more words, he reluctantly gave me back the correct change. I still left them tips, I shouldn't have.
Bright lighting, but floor and tables weren't clean.
I'm still so angry from their service. Guess who's not going back.
I went to this place upon a recommendation from a friend of a friend who is Tawainese, I was pleasantly surprised!
The restaurant itself is clean, bright and modern. It was bustling busy from the time we got there at 7 and left at 11.
The servers were busy, and we had to flag them down to order, and settle the bill - but that's typical in many Asian establishments.
The prices were generally pretty decent $8 and under range for noodle soups. And $4+ dollars for their bubble tea drinks.
My fresh fruit strawberry bubble tea was fresh and tasty, served in a large beer mug. The deep fried tofu was tasty and came drizzled with garlic/soy sauce. The special beef noodle in spicy soup with dumplings $8.50 was HUGE - the broth was flavorful, but could have used more spice. There was a decent amount of veggies, green onions and pickled cabbage in there too. My friend and I had to take 2/3 or our noodles home, because we we so full. The noodles were linguine sized in width and had great texture.
They also have an extensive take-out menu.
In short, I enjoy their beef noodles. Whenever I want to eat beef noodles, this is where I come. Honestly though, I haven't tried anything in this restaurant other than their basic beef with thick noodles. It tastes good (I don't have super high standards) and the small size for $6-7 is definitely enough for the average person so I'd say the value is great. Especially comparing to Hong Shifu's in Aberdeen. That place is good, but $11-12 for a bowl of noodles is not really my thing...
Service and ambiance just average, but I don't really care about that in a place like this anyway. It's a very casual place and I'm just here for the noodles.
I've never been to any Asian country, but I would bet my left nut that all these different Asian "fast food" places probably give the majority of the Chinese/Japanese/other Asian ethnicity that live here, a little taste of home. There is no shortage of quick and cheap noodle places around the city that satisfy your hunger 1000x better than a Burger King or McDonalds would around this great city. Wangs Beef Noodle seems to be on that list. I was working on SW Marine and I took a quick break to get something to eat. I have driven past this place hundreds of times, this time though, I decided to stop in. First good sign; I was the only white person in the establishment. The next was the smell of broth and meat. The menu had noodles and much more. The beef brisket noodles were delicious, and the broth, at least from what I could tell, was made from scratch. Simple things like this are often the best. Next time you are on your way down Granville to catch a flight, leave 30 minutes earlier next time and stop off for a nice bowl of noodles before you depart.
Came here for the first time since it changed names so its definitely been awhile. Ordered the no. 2 the spicy beef brisket with thick noodles. I was pleased with the tasty beef brisket and the noodles were nice, not too chewy but not too soft. Even though I chose the spicy one, i thought it was a bit too spicy-- but still very and flavorful tho not like some places where the soup is very oily. Ambiance was nothing special but it was clean. Overall, I will definitely be coming back!!
The food here is really good. I'm not sure what it's called or what number it is on the menu but these beef sliced sandwich type things are the most unbelievable things I've ever eaten. Add that with any soup and it's really good and cheap. The service is terrible. Especially if you're a white person. You have to get specific english speaking waiters if you want your order to be right. Definitely recommend this place overall though.
I used to go to the same joint on Main street (which is now closed) for their dan dan thick noodles. All I can say is, there is something addictive about the food at this place. The staples I get here are: The spicy cucumber, the dried marinated tofu, the deep fried tofu, the beef noodles and usually one other dish. I never drink the tea here (I bring my own water) and my orders are rarely ever wrong. I never have problems with the waiters/waitresses, even with my sub-par/non existent mandarin skills. Really, the other reviews have made it sound like the waiters will trip over and spill tea all over you, which is definitely not the case. The main goal here is just to serve as many customers as possible at peak hours (can't EXACTLY blame them since this is what the whole institution is about)
Conclusion: This place really does have awesome food (yes, it has considerable amounts of MSG and garlic) at really dirt cheap prices. HOWEVER, if you are expecting extremely plush seats and tip top attentive service, this isn't the right place. If you come here for the food, you will not be disappointed.
Came here after the movies on a Weds evening and arrived around 11:00 pm. Waited for 10 minutes until a waitress even acknowledge us.
Ordered the following
-beef noodle soup which was bland and tasteless (tasted like they just addeded noodles with hot water)
-deep fried tofu which tasted good
-spicy cucumber which was also good
-wontons in chili which was a little sweet for my taste
-and the seaweed kelp which never came
Our server had troubles taking our order when we asked for thin noodles she kept repeating thick????
First came the cucumber then the noodles in soup then the tofu. We waited for 50 minutes and still no kelp. We then decided to ask a waitress about the kelp and also placing in an order of the wontons in chili but the waitress looked at us with a confused look and rudley replied "what". Then another waitress came by to ask us about our concerned and we explained that we haven't received our kelp yet and also would like to place in the order for the wontons. She said that she will go check and asked us if we had already ordered the kelp which we replied yes to. The wontons then came out shortly and 20 minutes later still no kelp. We then asked again if the kelp was coming and she once again said she will go check. Eventually came back telling us that we never ordered it, it wasn't in the computer . What was bad is that we had to inquiry about it 3 times for them to realize that it was still missing!!! We then just ask for the bill and told them to forget about the kelp because waiting more than 1 hour for kelp is ridiculous . Was still hungry at the end of meal and the food was good but the service had made me wish I went to McDonalds instead so so I didn't have to go though such a horrible meal.
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