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Win's Chinese Restaurant

1909 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J1M7
Tel: (604) 224-1822 Order Online
Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Cuisine: Chinese
  • Price: $$ ($15 - $30)
  • Service: Takeout, Delivery
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Sat: 11:30AM - 10PM, Sun: 4PM - 10PM
  • Win's is a somewhat hidden restaurant in Kitsilano on 4th. It offers classic Chinese cuisine as well as Cantonese specialities for eat in, take out and delivery.


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Homey, hidden Chinese restaurant with decent, affordable food.
By pickyjerk of kitsilano vancouver (67 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Win's is a small restaurant on the ground level of a complex on 4th ave, tucked into many other businesses and out of sight largely.

It has a family run feeling and a down to earth, simple decor. The food is affordable, a little greasy but no more than anywhere else I suppose.

I'm not a huge lover or connoisseur of chinese, but the food is enjoyable on occasion.

I go because they are nice people and they have a good selection.

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A must try restaurant!
By havelin of vancouver (0 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 9, 2012 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

I happened to be walking on 4th with a group of friends and noticed this hidden Chinese restaurant. The service was excellent, we were seated with a hot pot of tea and since it was a hot day, we were offered ice water. We started the meal with some won ton soup and it was some great won tons. Even more amazing, we were told that there was no msg in the soup and it was made of chicken broth. We also ordered spicy green beans, sticky fried rice, shrimp and chicken egg sauce with rice noodles. All the dishes were delicious, the green bean sauce was sweet and spicy; the chinese sausages in the sticky fried rice was flavorful ( which i'm still craving for as i'm writing about it); and the rice noodles with egg sauce was so smooth and creamy. 4 of us left with a full stomach and still had leftovers to pack home! This restaurant is a must-try, the prices are reasonable, the service is excellent and the food is delicious!

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Please don't eat here!
By travisgingrich of Kitsilano Vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 8:57pm [Delivery]

Do NOT eat here, please! Went to order from my usual place, Yan Ming, but it turns out they had closed as the building had to be demolished. I decided to try Win's and ordered the dinner for 2 (Combo B). It was Chicken Chow Mein, Ginger beef szechaun style, and I substituted Spicy chicken and green beans for the beef with broccoli. It also came with Hot and Sour soup and spring rolls, albeit for more than Yan Ming.

The food arrived an hour later and as I opened it, I was almost immediately turned off. Everything was bathing in liquid. Looks aren't everything, so I made myself a plate and dug in. Started with the hot and sour soup, and it tasted like the soup base was tomato paste. No spice. and it had weird string of meat in it. I quickly moved on to the egg roll. Flat, empty and greasy. I had a few bites then pushed it aside.

On to the main dishes. The spicy chicken with green beans was very wet but ok, though it lacked any spicy (despite having an (H) for hot on the menu) and had severely overcooked green beans. The ginger beef was also drenched in liquid, though the taste was ok. When I finally tried the chicken chow mein (what I figured would be the safest dish), I couldn't eat any more. The outside part of the noodles weren't cooked, while most of the middle was severely goopy and clumped together. The flavour was awful and I had had it. I decided to call them.

It is then that I received the worst service of all. Upon calling and complaining that my Chow Mein wasn't cooked properly (didn't even mention any of the other dishes), I was greeted to the girl on the phone telling me I was wrong. I insisted and she then backed off the phone and started yelling at the other people in the kitchen (I presume). She then finally came back on the phone and told me that I ordered wrong and that next time I order I should ask for "soft noodles". I then told her that I had no reason to order again, and she then replied "ok fine" and hung up on me.

I have never received treatment like this from any restaurant ever, and generally am a pretty easy going person when it comes to food. The is the first review I have EVER written for a restaurant, for the sole reason of how disappointed I was in everything to do with this experience. I can not recommend this restaurant to you, even if you are desperately craving chinese and have NO other option. Order sushi, walk to McDonald's, eat plain bread. Just do not eat this food.

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Just had their delivery...
By MARK II of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 12:46am [Dine in]

...and well, they forgot the Coke. So the guy said he'd come back. He left with my 20 bucks (including the 3 dollar tip). A few minutes go by, no buzz up at the intercom. And it's no far distance from out front the building after midnight, to my apartment. Yet, 5 minutes go by and I'm thinking ok this guy has gone all the way back to the restaurant to get me my missing Coke. SO, I'm going to have to eat my dinner without my drink.....or, eat it cold when he gets back with the Coke. So I phoned after 5 or 6 minutes to let them know this (after I had a few bites). After about a few minutes of explaining, because they don't speak english (except for what sounded like their 12 year old daughter that took my order.....of which that alone took about 10 minutes), the guy buzzes up on the intercom. Ok, got the coke. As for the meal, sorry, over 17 bucks for a single yet good sized styrofoam container with three things, a small egg roll and a little wonton soup with a can of Coke? Too expensive. And the food was OK at best, nothing special. The wonton soup broth was not very good at all. Except the wontons were good. The rice, chow mein and chop suey were mediocre.

{I didn't eat in, so how am I supposed to rate the Ambiance? Yet I have to select a number here, or it won't let me submit this review (very stupid rule on this site). So you can't rate a place's food that you eat...unless you sit in the place itself?......Very stupid. So I gave it a "2". But like I said, I have not been IN the location on 4th Ave.}

And apparently, this place used to be Varsity Grill from up on W. 10th, that changed owners a long time ago(?). But still made the food the same. At least with the Chow Mein. This was in the 90's. So years went by and I heard they moved to 4th ave. Didn't try them at that location, as I had moved. So I look them up tonight, and there's no Varsity Grill anymore, but a place called Win's at the same address and telephone number. So I suppose they either changed the name, or changed owners yet again. I was really hoping the food would be the same. The same great stuff I grew up with on 10th ave. With that REALLY good Chow Mein. It wasn't. Good things just don't last in this lame city.

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