Szechuan Chongqing
Chinese Restaurant
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1668 W Broadway Vancouver, BC V6J 1X6 Canada
1668 West BroadwayCABritish ColumbiaVancouverV6J 1X6
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Classic eatery serves SW Chinese specialties & ocean-friendly fish/shellfish, from mild to spicy.- Google
"We ordered somewhere around 10 dishes for our table of 3."
"Poor food quality, Dim sums were frozen inside."
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Cody Watson
a year ago
My girlfriend purchased a Red Pocket Groupon-like discount coupon, as she likes trying different restaurants. Those that are great, we certainly return to. This restaurant, however, will not be one. We made a reservation for Dim Sum around 12:30. We arrived, were seated promptly, and placed our order, handing over our printed Red Pocket sheet. The waitress wrote our table number on the sheet, and took it away to be automatically applied to our bill. The place had decor that was reasonable - we don't generally care about this, as we're really there for the food. We ordered somewhere around 10 dishes for our table of 3. The food arrived, and most of it was reasonably good. It wasn't the best that I've had overall, with some being great, and some being alright. I found many of them to be too oily, but could overlook that due to the overall slightly above-average quality of the food. They were fairly pushy with the Dim Sum that came by, especially considering that it all looked cold, and we had ordered a sufficient number of items to stuff us all. We requested our bill, which came after a couple of short minutes. The bill was full price, without the deducted Red Pocket, so we waved a waiter over to adjust it. Somewhere around 5 minutes later, the waiter said that he could not find the Red Pocket sheet, at which point we showed him the unique code on the sheet. A full 15 minutes later, we had to request our bill again, during which time, he was simply taking orders from other tables (keep in mind perhaps 20 tables and 5-6 front staff, which is enough for one to step away). We then received our adjusted bill quickly, after which we had cut our tip down to half of the original amount (~6%) due to the ridiculous incompetence that caused us to need to wait an additional 20 minutes. Upon seeing this lower tip, the waiter (manager?) informed us that we were to tip on the full bill. We informed him that the wait was unacceptable, and he proceeded to blame us for the wait. He then told us that we needed to tip 15%. I told that I can tip nothing if I want to. I have NEVER had a business demand that I tip them a certain percentage, particularly after their error, ignoring me, and then finally trying to blame me for their error. Although the food was reasonable, and I don't expect amazing service from Asian restaurants due to cultural differences, I will not be coming back to this place.
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Christine J.
a year ago
Make sure you ask for Chef's Special if you want to try genuine Chinese Szechuan food. It's easy access and service is quick and friendly.
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Conor MacLoclen
2 years ago
Everything was very good. The decor is dated but appropriate.
A Google User
4 years ago
The team at Chong Quing just make it for me - they do the old school table side service in tuxedos, and they always have the hugest smiles on their faces. Like they're really glad you're there. The potstickers, hot and sour soup & ginger beef are my favourites, and the food doesn't feel loaded with MSG. They're not the best in the city, but worth a visit!
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Smart Sahil
a year ago
Groupon coupon holder beware- you will get very small portion of food and you end up buying more food at higher price. They simply try to fool customers, with Groupon coupon you get appetizer size food, not enough even one person. Poor food quality, Dim sums were frozen inside. Very disappointing place, wastage of money and time.
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Txomin Hermosilla
a year ago
The food is good, the price Ok, and the decoration a bit outdated
Terry Hadford
10 months ago
It is closed now
A Google User
3 years ago
We get food delivered from here - have been doing for a couple of years. We have noticed that it's really gone downhill recently. Last order we got was late, cold, bland, and missing key ingredients. My hot and sour soup also had lumps of "goopy" ground pepper at the bottom - literally had to spit it out. It's also not cheap.