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Jan 8, 2011 05:33 PM

kensington-cedar cottage area delivery options please :)

I just moved into this part of Vancouver (kensington-cedar cottage area), and I would love some recommendaitons of places that are yummy and deliver!

Food I enjoy: Chinese, Thai, BBQ. However, I'm really open minded if the place is good! So really any amazingly yummy delivery place would be so helpful.

Thanks so much for any help you can give me.

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  1. Going by the City's local planning area boundaries for Kensington-Cedar Cottage:

    Bound by:
    Fraser St
    41 Ave
    Nanaimo St

    I can think of these good restaurants. BUT I can't attest to whether they all deliver (in fact I know many of these don't) so that'll be your job to find out (wink):

    1) Fraser St:
    Koon Bo (Chinese
    )Pho Van (Vietnamese)

    2) Victoria Drive:
    Fatty Cow Hot Pot (Chinese)
    Dona Cata (Mexican)
    Western Lake Seafood (Chinese)
    Nancy Wonton House (Chinese)
    Golden Swan (Chinese)
    Lam Hoa Quan (Vietnamese)

    3) Commercial Dr.
    Bandidas (Mexican)

    4) Kingsway
    Ningtu (Chinese)
    Green Lettuce (Chinese-Indian)
    9 Dishes (Chinese)
    Green Lemongrass (Vietnamese)
    House of Dosas (Indian)
    Red Fort (Indian)
    Ashiana (Indian)
    Pho Thai Hoa (Vietnamese)
    Hai Phong (Vietnamese)
    Dai Tung (Chinese)
    KEN'S (Chinese)

    5) Nanaimo St
    Golden Phoenix Seafood (Chinese)
    Jade Lake Seafood (Chinese)
    Mui Ngo Gai (Vietnamese)

    OK, I'm running dry now, gotta take a break ! I'm sure others here (Fmed, Grayelf, VanDan, Sam Salmon, etc) can add tons more to my list. But it's tricky to remember to keep them within the boundaries of K-CC neighbourhood !

    16 Replies
    1. re: LotusRapper

      A lot of those place LR listed don't deliver. I live in Kensington-Cedar Cottage. I order my Thai from Thaiilicious. I like this place though last time I ordered, it was not as good and is maybe going downhill?

      I order my Chinese from Ken's (average). Don't know of any good places in the area to order Chinese delivery from and I've tried a lot since I've lived in this hood for about 20 years! Used to order from Hoy's but they're pretty average too and only took cash.

      You can look on yummyweb and put in your postal code & it will show you who delivers in the area if you're unfamiliar.

      Let me know if you find anything good for Chinese delivery! (I've tried all the ones on yummyweb and Ken's is the only one I can tolerate). There is lots of great food in this area, but I don't know that many who have great food that deliver.

      1. re: ck1234

        CK1234 don't hold your breath, Hoy's now take debit ! Hehehe. They're one of my late-night hunger pangs destinations, I like their curry beef brisket on rice, or plain old shredded pork + bean sprouts fried noodles. 9 Dishes is also a good late-nite destination but my system can't accept such spicy foods that late in the night :-(

        Yup, like I said, I doubt many on my list above make deliveries. You'd just have to phone them and ask.

        1. re: LotusRapper

          But I bet Hoy's doesn't take debit for delivery, LR. ;-)

      2. re: LotusRapper

        Golden Phoenix delivers. I only know this because I helped one of the waitresses Google Map a street she couldn't find in her map book. And - it is a good restaurant with the usual Chow Mein type dishes - but dig around for some very nice authentic Cantonese dishes (eg their Prawns with Tea Leaves, Deep Fried Squab, Blanched Geoduck, etc are pretty good.).

        1. re: fmed

          Yes, I've had delivery from Golden Phoenix, but you know what I think of that restaurant! :-) Though, I will say that they did deliver to me in a snow storm once when I couldn't find any others who would. But, I"ll stick with Ken's for now. I think the only other on LR's list that delivers is Red Fort.

          1. re: ck1234

            Honestly, you have to give Golden Phoenix another chance - maybe change up your usual order? I would take the food there over Ken's any day.

            1. re: fmed

              OK, next time I order, I will order from them and change it up! I have ordered from them at least 3 times before, and went there for dim sum as you remember. I ordered Ken's tonight and it was really, really average. Even my fave dishes there were just ok tonight.

              1. re: ck1234

                Yeah...and delivery is a different beast. I would not order deep fried things or certain types of noodles because I know that once they close the top of that takeout container, all bets are off. Best to order stewey and soupy dishes which stand a much better chance of staying edible. One exception to my no-deep-fried rule might be deep fried chicken or squab. The skin won't be crispy, but it won't wilt like battered items (eg deep fried squid) or spring rolls, etc.

                1. re: fmed

                  I'm usually quite reluctant to buy take-out (esp. Asian foods) or have the foods delivered unless the restaurant is very very close to my house and they can reasonably start preparing the foods just before I pick-up/delivery. Elements of the foods like texture, separation of dry and wet ingredients and that certain "wok hei" are compromised (sometimes greatly) via take-out.

                  1. re: LotusRapper

                    Ironically, Chinese food - which pretty much defined the whole "takeout" genre - is one cuisine that really does not do well in this context. But if you just have to have your fix - the saucy westernized Chinese food like Ginger Beef, etc are robust enough to survive delivery. Fried rice is always good.

                    A lot of Indian food (curries, etc) work well. That Thailicious place that ck1234 mentioned above is a place I have been meaning to order from. Thai curries should do well too.

                  2. re: fmed

                    Maybe that's why, I always order deep-fried. I like the deep fried pork chops with chili @ Ken's. They vent the deep fried stuff but they were cold tonight, extra salty and the chili was not covered properly on them but they were at least still crispy.

                    Oh, and Szechuan Chongqing @ Commercial & 12th delivers too. I ordered from them before Xmas and it was quite bad! Greasy beyond belief. I had company over and was embarrased! My stomach got upset after eating there and it costed like $70 and the tan tan soup was just horrible! Tasted like peanut butter and nothing else. There was like a blob of peanut butter sitting on top of noodles. No broth to be found. I have to guess the noodles absorbed it all. It went straight to the garbage.

                    Szechuan Chongqing
                    2808 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N4C6, CA

                    1. re: ck1234

                      Anyone been to Grand View on Fraser @ 26th ? IIRC they were on Broadway around Manitoba eons ago. They look to me like they might deliver.

                      EDIT: yup, they do:


                      1. re: LotusRapper

                        I think I'll try them too for delivery then. Thanks LR! I used to go for lunch there once in awhile when they were on Broadway. I remember the place was green & white on the outside, I think!

                        1. re: ck1234

                          Yes, and there might have been a panda on the sign ? It was next to a used car lot and Bill Kee (where my favorite cheap curry beef brisket on rice was). That block is where Sport Chek is now.

                          1. re: LotusRapper

                            The New Grandview on Broadway was where we "discovered" Szechuan food in the 80s. They actually had some pretty tasty dishes though nary a Sichuan peppercorn to be found :-). I've been to the new New Grandview location on Fraser a few times in the last couple of years as it is near some family friends who aren't too adventurous foodwise. It was mostly tasty and well prepared but not remotely comparable to the more aunthentic Sichuan places in Richmond. I've never had takeout from there though.

                            1. re: grayelf

                              Yup. Back in "the days", New Grandview was even patronized by Chinese folks ! ;-)

                              My parents went there a few times, along with Szechuan Chongqing (original location Broadway/Victoria, then Commercial/12th), Snow Garden (Main St) and gosh, I think that was pretty much it.

                              Oh there was a place on Canada Way just east of Schou & Boundary, who knows what the name was. And "Mui Long Zhen (sp ?)" on Kingsway just east of Fraser, between the new BT Cafe and 9 Dishes. MLZ had really good northern cuisine set in a hole-in-wall place.

                              Strange how I "kept track" of restaurants even in the '70s/'80s LOL.

        2. Here's another on Kingsway called Delicious Chinese Cuisine. Apparently their dim sum is quite good.

          I've not been there since they changed names and possibly ownership.

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          1. re: LotusRapper

            Delicious Chinese is merely OK. I had dinner there the week they YMMV.

          2. I just got a menu on my door. The place is called Guang Zhou Seafood Restaurant and the address looks like it's at 33rd & Victoria drive (4890) 439-1888 - Cash only and open til 3am! Never heard of them before BUT, they deliver! Might try them out too. Now, I have 2 places to try... Anyone been to Guang Zhou?

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            1. re: ck1234

              Yes, but when they were called something else (can't remember name). Last time was a take-out in summer 2009. Good standard Cantonese fare, most dishes under $10. Easy on MSG/soy sauce, in the seafood dishes the flavours come through well.

              1. re: LotusRapper

                I just ordered from Grand View...shouldn't read Chowhound when hungry! :-) Thanks LR

                1. re: LotusRapper

                  is it the same owners? i thought they sold it..

              2. Thank you sooo much everyone. We are all boxed up still and working on our apartment, so have not tried any chinese delivery yet. However, we did walk over and get AMAZING Mexican from Don Cata. Thank you for recommending that. It was divine!! Looking forward to trying the other suggetions when my life is out of boxes!