Canadian style Chinese food located just outside of the main Whistler Village area. It's a self serve/sit down restaurant. They share the dining room Opa Greek Tavern. It feels like bit mini food court, but with two restaurants.
I was skeptical to try out THE only chinese food restaurant in Whistler. The first thought was, how crappy is this food going to be?
My friends and I ordered a few dishes to share. The portions were really big. For a group of 7 people, this chinese food kept up with us pretty good. The food wasn't too oily or too salty. Veggies were fresh. Seafood was good. I ordered a wonton soup and it was so filling I had to split it with two other friends. Aside for the huge portions, I think over all it was a good place to eat. Service was alright. Nothing to complain or stood out. It was half self serve. They lady that brought out our food was very friendly though and she made sure we enjoyed our food and that there were no problems. The prices are a little high but we were in Whistler.
I'd go there again for sure.
Went up to whistler for a day trip and my boyfriend and I were craving for Chinese food. I know --- of all places to crave for Chinese food....Whistler!
Anyways, we were surprised at the limited choices -- we were lucky to find this great Chinese food restaurant tucked away just outide the village.
The service was typical food court style. You place your order and sit down. The servers and owner brings out the food to you.
We ordered a Seafood chow mein, Stir fried Veggie dish and Wonton Soup. Both portions of the dishes were really big! The amount of seafood you get was wonderful! They don't cheap out that's for sure. The wonton soup was absolutely amazing! When I heard from some of the local diners that were in the restaurant that it was the 'best in town', they weren't kidding!
The pricing is your average Whistler price. It's a bit expensive compared to Vancouver pricing, but not too far off considering it is Whistler!
The bathroom and dining area is really clean and tidy. The owners even took a moment and asked us if we were enjoying our food and what not! So friendly!!
One down fall - how can a Chinese restaurant not serve Chinese tea?! Oh well....
Went to dine here with my parents a couple of days ago and I had the best Chinese meal of my whole vacation in British Columbia. If you're in Whistler you should definitely check it out. The prices are fair, you end up paying more than at the other restaurant in the same building (a greek take out restaurant) but the portions are way bigger. Like two times bigger.
I wished I had read the reviews here before trying out this restaurant. I am surprised that they had the gall to call this a Chinese restaurant. Food like the previous reviewers have said were drowing or I should say swimming in oil. Prices were astronomical for the miniscule portions they served. The asian man taking our order was not very friendly at all. Would it hurt to smile? They are lucky to be operating this restaurant in Whistler. This restaurant would have gone out of business in Vancouver a long long time ago.
Ambiance in this restaurant is like eating in a food court.
I usually take my family out for a Chinese meal for Chinese New Year. This year, as we were in Whistler, I was apprehensive as we've been spoilt by the good restaurants in Vancouver.
After researching online, (and being confused), I approached Gold Leaf and explained what I needed. The lady was extremely nice and helpful, and we settled on a simple menu. I went back to pick up later, and we were delighted.
The hot and sour soup was the best our family has ever had. The other dishes were solid home cooking. We were delighted that they could accommodate us even though they are not a high end restaurant.
I wholeheartedly recommend them for solid Chinese food. I should know, I'm Chinese.
My friends and I had the misfortune of wasting our hard earned cash on this place. The food was terrible, portions were miniscule for the price and the service was worse than the Soup Nazi on Seinfeld. We ordered the fried noodles, fried rice, sweet and sour pork and beef with vegetables and everything tasted bland and tasteless. Everything was covered with oil. I know that they are in Whistler but I don't know how they get away charging this outrageous prices. We should have walked away when we saw this restaurant was empty even during the peak dinner hour but we wanted some Chinese food so we decided to give it a try. The asian lady who took our order looked and spoke to us like she was basically doing us a favour for letting us eat at this "restaurant" which is basically like a food court. Stay Away unless you want to throw away your hard earned dough or die of a heart attack brought about a cholesterol clogged artery.
You can get better Chinese food from Humboldt, California than from this place and this is not saying much. Ambiance was worse than McDonalds yet prices were comparable to a ritzy Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. Its funny they expected a tip when this restaurant is basically self serve. The asian lady working here better get a course in common courteosy before the world gathers here for the 2010 games. The beef we ordered was basically 80% fat and 20 % meat. I thought we ordered a beef dish and not a "fat" dish. Everything was either too oily or too salty. We were all dying of thirst after the meal which makes me wonder if they are part owners of the liquor store closed by.