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  • Food3.5
  • Service2.5
  • Value3.5
  • Ambiance3
  • Reviews29

Angel Cafe

5995 Fraser Street
Vancouver, BC V5W2Z6
Tel: (604) 323-8948
Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Service: Takeout
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Sun: 8AM - 10PM
  • Run by restauranteurs Eddie Cheung and Joseph Kwok, who also run the Honolulu Cafe in Richmond. This place offers bargains and tasty offerings in the Hong Kong Cafe Style. Happy Hour specials abundant. Near John Oliver Secondary High school.


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Angel has great value and is one of my favorites
By likestoeatout of Richmond (8 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 23, 2010 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

This is a nice solid place where the food is good and the service is trustworthy and consistent.
It can be very busy but the waiting time is not bad. They are very fair. Tables for 2 are easier to get than for parties of 5 or 6.
The staff are used to being busy , bless their hearts. They are kind and hardworking and will go the extra mile and part with extra smiles.

Thanks ANGEL Staff.

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By postergirl of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 14, 2010 - 6:41pm [Dine in]

Having moved into a new home down the street from the Angel Cafe, and a recommendation to try it from a neighbor, I ordered food for take out on a regular basis for a little while.

Every time I went there they made me sit in the entrance and barely spent any time taking my order. I always had to wait from 30 to 45 minutes for the order and it was barely given with any courtesy, the nasty male waiter usually gave a rude look like it was too much trouble to give me food I had paid for

They never allowed me to sit in a booth and never offered even a glass of water or tea very rude

At first I thought the poor service was rare but as I continued to be a customer of take out food, I realized that it was something more. I cannot say exactly but here it is:

Now, I am not of Chinese origin and I am plainly caucasian in my appearance, but that has never stopped anyone from serving me before. I am not claiming racism but it did seem strange that as the disagreeable infamous waiter was seating many Chinese or other Asian customers he smiled and generously gestured for them to take a seat, quickly bringing tea, water and menus to their table. However when the man encountered me waiting he barely acknowledged me and more than once I left the restaurant after 20 minutes of waiting without anyone meeting my eye.

One night, desperate to buy my daughter some food after a long night away from home working, I stopped there and another waiter was working. He stated that I was entitled to free soup with the meal and gave me an additional menu I had not had access to before.

Thereafter I began ordering soup with the meal, stating "it is included right?" but it was a hassle.

Then I also found out that I was entitled to tea or iced tea as well.

In fact, when I ordered in person I was usually put at a small table near the dirty dish station so that as I ordered I could even see leftover food and garbage not 3 feet away and the floor is filthy there so is the washroom in fact the place may be infested with rats for all I know

I had good food from there for a while and then they just started getting sloppy and it tasted burnt and the soup like someone pissed in it or put dirty dishwater in it. The quality went very low until we were eating "mystery meat" from the texture and taste it was not even like real pork or beef or chicken. Who knows what it was.

The last time I went to the Angel Cafe I sat there for 20 minutes no order was taken meanwhile about 6 couples were seated and a family and they were all served promptly

I guess I know when I am not wanted but they deserve a very poor review in return - DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT THERE ARE PLENTY OF BETTER ONES FOR THE MONEY IT IS NOT CHEAP AT ALL

I threw out most of the food from the last few orders and then although it might still turn around in future decided to go to another restaurant instead, there are plenty in the neighborhood

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Good food, good value!
By lazygirl of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

My hubby and I are regulars to Angel. We have had breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, and late night meals here. Heck, we even had our pre-Christmas dinner here.

You get good food, quick and efficient service and great value! Portions are pretty decent. Sometimes, we even have leftovers from our mini meal. You cannot go wrong for a full stomach on $7-8 - a meal and a drink!

We do not hesitate in recommending this place to anyone!

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good value, poor service
By bea of Main,vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 17, 2009 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

Just visited the cafe today and the food was ok, but the man who took our order was in a bad mood and surly. He made a mistake with our order but we didn't want to make a fuss. His attitude discouraged us from saying anything.

The place is a typical Chinese restaurant with not much ambiance. It's a place for you to eat and then leave, and not to stay and socialise over a cup of coffee.

The laksa (Malaysian curry noodle) was not good at all because the gravy was flat. The seafood fried rice was good though. We also had the Singapore Fried Vermicelli, which was not how it should be.

It was cheap to eat there, costing only $21 for three people.

I don't think I will be going back to the restaurant again.

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good chinese restaurant
By Ohmyfish of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2009 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

A Hong-Kong Style Cafe.. good food. bake pork chop rice is very good. the chinese dishes is suprisingly good and also the pot of lamp is tasty. .Perhaps best known for their "afternoon tea time / happy hour specials" that offer smaller portions of meals that come with a choice of cold or hot beverage.

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Favorite for the past 5 years and counting!!!
By straw_hut of Vancouver (downtown) (22 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 11:33pm [Dine in]

My best buddy and I go here at least once a month for catching up.

The service, food and store itself has always been outstanding and we actually give more than 15% tip to show our appreciation. The only thing that bugs me is that near closing time, the A/C seems to be turned on at full blast (perhaps this gets rid of customers so they can close down the kitchen??). Also the forks and knives that come out of the dishwasher are very loud when they sort them. This clink clink clanking sounds very irritating.

Other than that, this place is one of the best hits in the lower mainland for food. I'm going to say it's the best kept secret in South Vancouver.

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Nothing Special
By sideways36 of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

I'd visited this place once or twice before - was never impressed, and once agan, it was another blah lunch.
When we got there, the tables seemed to be filling up pretty fast. There was a big booth with a reserved sign on it, which they quickly directed us to. Kind of nice. But the service was overall impersonal and a little hurried - they seemed to want us to leave as soon as possible. The menu did not have anything that really suited us. The pan special for almost $10 seemed to offer a lot - but too much for a lunch. I was expecting some other lunch deals, but that was it. I think they use the same one for lunch and dinner.
The food was okay. The noodle dish came out a little burnt at the edges. The house special spaghetti seemed to be enjoyed.
Would not be on my list of restaurants to eat at.

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Inexpensive great food, perfect for family dinners
By dscheste of New Westminster (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Read a review here and decided to check the place out. Turned out to be a great experience. I ordered spinach pasta with lobster souce (#38), my wife enjoyed an order of seafood stuff (#40). A couple of appetizers arrived promptly, deep fried tofu and spring rolls were awesome. The food was superb, service prompt.

We waited for about 15 minutes to be seated, the place is quite popular. The only inconvenience is that they take cash only.

In and out took us 45 minutes.

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Fantastic HK Style Food!!
By food_loverr of Riley Park, Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

Their food there has reasonable price with fabuluous taste! The good thing about eating in the afternoon is they have a free drink to go with your order. The service there is fair, except when I wanted to order food, the manager didn't really help... But the waitresses there are very helpful, and service customers with smiles on their faces. Which made my experience of a quick lunch more enjoyable!

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