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“RUDE!”
Review of Taste of Asia

Taste of Asia
Ranked #507 of 727 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Asian
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

Absolutely horrible! We decided to have lunch here and stopped in. The door was open and there was no closed sign, so we went in. A gal with a cart was setting up and we assumed with the door open and no "closed" sign, that they were indeed open. The gal with the cart was very rude when she told us they were not open. My husband asked when they would be, and she very snottily said, "6 minutes!" So he asked if we could just sit at the waiting area chairs until they officially opened, but she again said in a VERY rude manner, "NO!" So we left. And we will never darken their doorstep again, and we will make sure that we tell our friends and family about how rude they were so that they will choose to go somewhere else. If they had had a 'Closed' sign up, and the door locked until the opening of business, we could understand that. But they didn't! We went over to St. John's Road and had a wonderful lunch at the House of Beijing instead. Wonderful food, fast service, and kind, gentle, NON-RUDE people. We WILL be going to the House of Beijing in the future and will be sharing our lovely experience there with family and friends.

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

This is my second visit to Taste of Asia and I was wondering why I had waited for so long between visits. It took only a few minutes to remember the reasons: the food and the atmosphere. We make it a point to eat at Asian Buffet restaurants whenever we travel so I must admit to having a few expectations. We like a broad variety, food dishes that are distinctive from one another, and an atmosphere conducive to relaxed enjoyment of the cuisine. This restaurant is lacking on all three counts. I must admit that there were lots of people who seemed to be eating voluminous amounts of food, so apparently this restaurant is meeting the luncheon needs of these folks. BUT, for me, there wasn't enough seafood, there were too many batter-encrusted dark-meat chicken-in-sauce dishes that tasted similar, and there didn't seem to be enough dishes that were vegetable-centered. I must say that the salad bar and sweet table offered some variety. The best item offered at this restaurant was the soft ice cream for dessert. We both commented that its consistency and flavor were second-best in our soft-ice-cream-in-a-restaurant category. It will be a long time again before I visit this restaurant. Today, we were in a time bind and it was much closer than our usual haunts.

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1  Thank Bart B
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

I've been here at least 4 times now. Each time I've been impressed with the quality of the food. They re-stock the buffet items often and the freshness and taste of the dishes is excellent. The mushroom beef is my favorite!

The wait staff is very friendly but the decor is severly lacking. Then again, I'm there to eat, not stare at the walls, so as long as its clean (which it is) I'm happy.

I've been to many of the Chinese buffets here in Vancouver and Taste of Asia is the best.

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2  Thank phenix141
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Reviewed 8 December 2009

the food is great the owners aim to please. family atmosphere, reasonably priced.i know people coming from longview wa 39 miles away to eat there. i will eat there every chance i get. your birthday is free. the sushi is very good.

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Reviewed 28 February 2015
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