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Mar 27, 2011 10:30 PM

Birthday Chinese Dinner in Richmond

A friend and I are going to be taken out for our birthday (around same time).

I'm not wanting to steer everyone wrong but I wonder if there is a place that could be recommended around Aberdeen Mall?

Rainflower? Shanghai Rive?, where we don't have to speak the language.

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  1. How many people are you expecting in the party ?

    Cuisine ?

    Approx. budget/person ?

    2 Replies
    1. re: LotusRapper

      4 of us.

      $25.00 per person. Cuisine? Not too bothered but probably not too hot.

      1. re: repartee

        I'm not sure restaurants will "cater" to a party of 4, rather than simply suggesting that you buy take-out. Unless picking up the food is not possible for you.

    2. Some options:

      Red Star at the Radisson (they are under renos but should be open Apr 02) - the $25/pp will be tight, but should be OK.

      Fisherman's Terrace (in Aberdeen Center)

      Master Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle (also in Aberdeen)

      4 Replies
        1. re: repartee

          Dinesty is closer to Lansdowne station. (It's in Lansdowne Mall). I have been in a long time. It is a Taiwanese run dim sum place.

          1. re: fmed

            Dinesty (the Taiwanese one) is on Ackroyd, is actually in the same plaza where Chapters the bookstore is in:


            To make it more confusing, there's another "Northern Dynasty" (note spelling difference) on Alexandra Road, north of Lansdowne Mall. They're not Taiwanese-run.

            1. re: LotusRapper

              Ack yes. I was thinking of Gingeri in the mall.

      1. It really depending on what cuisine you are looking for...

        Coco Hut (Malaysian/Chinese) has good prices, menu is a bit limited, but good for the dollar...

        Happy Shabu Shabu is also a good place if you would like to have personal-sized hot pot...

        Beijing Cuisine is also not bad, good prices, but quality and service has its hits and misses...

        Of course, being us, we would always recommend Top Gun J&C for Cantonese-cuisine...


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        1. re: foodforbuddha

          BG, sometimes I wonder if your blog should be called Top Gun ,,,, Food Blog "Mavericks", lol !

          1. re: LotusRapper

            Hahahahaha! I know eh! The other day Elaine was just asking me "hey sis, you fell in love with someone else?" I was like "huh?" Then she pointed out that, lately, I have more posts on Fraser Park then TG...hahahahaha...I need to get back in the groove...hahaha!

            Fraser Park Restaurant
            4663 Byrne Rd, Burnaby, BC V5J3H6, CA