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Hi-Lite Restaurant Ltd

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198 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1A9, Canada
+1 250-365-6741
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The other reviews pretty much sum this place up. You should be adventurous or maybe you want to remember the small town chinese restaurant you went to back in the day. The food is better than the place looks, but the ginger beef was sub standard and the menu is over priced, although you do get huge portions; at least... More 

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Thank Ray S
Castlegar, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

This restaraunt is old and the atmospher hasnt changed in 20 years. same old green stools. Foods ok but nothing to write home about. Prices are stuiply high. Not a good place to spend your time or money. Stay away!

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Thank LFelt0n
Castlegar, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

The best Chinese in Castlegar with the best ambiance. Think throwback 50's diner with gravy on the side. Worth a visit!

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1 Thank steakandchips77
Castlegar, Canada
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

Great Chinese food take out. Has always been my go to take out restaurant. Try the #7 combo. Sadly the owner may be retiring soon so call before you go.

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Thank Castlegar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2014

Not one of the best looking places to look at but, the trip back in time to a classic "Ma & Pop" restaurant was the best. The setting is dated in the 1960's with working jukeboxes at every table. The prices look expensive, but when you see the quantity and quality of the food you get it is definitely worth... More 

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Thank Tina H
Castlegar, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

The couple that own this place work hard and put up with a lot from it's customers because most residents come here after a night of partying. It is definitely a classic Castlegar thing to do and the decor is very fun and nostalgic. The food comes out hot and plentiful. The prices are expensive, but to me you aren't... More 

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Thank sallysn0tmyname
Yellowknife, Canada
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221 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

OK - lost somewhere between Neil Diamond and Guns and Roses - the Hi-Lite has been and will is continuing to serve up small town Chinese food. This is the classic small town Chinese food experience. The price is OK - the food is actually good and the quantity is huge. Great place to people watch - has the feeling... More 

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2 Thank Kris J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012

The food is awesome, and authentic chinese... but the environment sucks. Just get the food to go, and you'll be happy! My favs: Chicken Chow Mein, S&S Chicken balls, Dry Garlic Ribs, and Almond Chicken. The portions are huge also!!

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Thank bradlyjoseph
Nelson, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2011

This establishment has been in business far longer than any other restuarant in Castlegar. It may be the most expensive chinese diner anywhere, the food is average at best and some items have a definite "twist" on what you would normally expect in chinese dishes. The menu is huge and given some of the items and the small number of... More 

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3 Thank AJay1974
Vernon, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2011

Ok. Where to begin? Open whenever you want. 6am or 6pm. Just knock and wake them up. Any place that opens with all lights off and cooks a few meals has a great service. Unreal. A classic Castlegar spot. Food is not good, unless you are drunk. Don't even venture in there sober. Food comes out so fast. You have... More 

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1 Thank Aaron J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, American
Meals
Dinner
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Castlegar
  • Phone Number: +1 250-365-6741

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?