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I have literally ate at all the chinese restaurants in kelowna all are sub par. I get my asian fix from zabbs really good thai food must try!
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JasonAnderson wrote: Sep 12th, 2022, 11:50 am I have literally ate at all the chinese restaurants in kelowna all are sub par. I get my asian fix from zabbs really good thai food must try!
Thumbs up from me. Pretty good prices too.
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I too, am EXTREMELY disappointed with the offerings of the Asian food lately.

Even my last 2 Japanese places have disappointed me greatly.

I have a friend that is going to come here from the coast, for a visit soon. I will be placing a big order with him to bring with him to get me through the winter. (Even frozen, good, Chinese food is better than what is available here).
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I haven’t been to my 2 go to places in a very long time, chances are I will probably be disappointed as well.
1) last 2 years due to pandemic
2) it’s a pain in the :swear: going to locations

#1) choice... Golden Chopsticks
#2) choice... Mei Wei
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I had dinner at Dragon Lotus in Peachland a week ago. As usual great food, but fairly basic ambience.

I don't know if comments of "there are no good Asian restaurants in Kelowna", means in Kelowna proper. For me "Kelowna" is greater Kelowna which I include Peachland. I guess that's from living in "Vancouver", even though for many years I actually lived in bedroom communities of Vancouver.

It's worth the drive.
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alanjh595 wrote: Sep 25th, 2022, 3:35 pm I too, am EXTREMELY disappointed with the offerings of the Asian food lately.

Even my last 2 Japanese places have disappointed me greatly.

I have a friend that is going to come here from the coast, for a visit soon. I will be placing a big order with him to bring with him to get me through the winter. (Even frozen, good, Chinese food is better than what is available here).
I suggest you try Penticton for Japanese cuisine. Kojo Sushi and Sushi Heaven are my favorites. I think you'd find the drive worth it.
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my5cents wrote: Sep 25th, 2022, 4:05 pm I had dinner at Dragon Lotus in Peachland a week ago. As usual great food, but fairly basic ambience.

I don't know if comments of "there are no good Asian restaurants in Kelowna", means in Kelowna proper. For me "Kelowna" is greater Kelowna which I include Peachland. I guess that's from living in "Vancouver", even though for many years I actually lived in bedroom communities of Vancouver.

It's worth the drive.
Back in late 80s early 90s Peachland was home of original Chinese Laundry restaurant, this was definitely worth the drive.
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We have been trying several different oriental take outs over the last year or so and while some are not bad none of them have stood out as excellent.
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my5cents wrote: Sep 25th, 2022, 4:08 pm
alanjh595 wrote: Sep 25th, 2022, 3:35 pm I too, am EXTREMELY disappointed with the offerings of the Asian food lately.

Even my last 2 Japanese places have disappointed me greatly.

I have a friend that is going to come here from the coast, for a visit soon. I will be placing a big order with him to bring with him to get me through the winter. (Even frozen, good, Chinese food is better than what is available here).
I suggest you try Penticton for Japanese cuisine. Kojo Sushi and Sushi Heaven are my favorites. I think you'd find the drive worth it.
A 2 hour return trip plus a 1 hour meal.......I would rather drive 3 hours to Vancouver to a place I know will be the best.
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alanjh595 wrote: Sep 25th, 2022, 4:16 pm A 2 hour return trip plus a 1 hour meal.......I would rather drive 3 hours to Vancouver to a place I know will be the best.
We were just in Spokane for a few days and while not Chinese food none of the restaraunts we ate at were anything to write home about.

The labour shortage there is hurting them tremendously. ! chain place we went for lunch had 1 waitress and 1 cook/busboy.
Funny thing was that was probably the best meal we had.

Went to a fancier place for my Wifes birthday dinner and she couldn't eat the food. Wasn't cooked enough. They comped it but she was very dissapointed.

On the plus side we had fun at the Casino and were up $30 after 2 days of fun.

She spent way more than that at Hobby Lobby and Joann Fabrics. lol
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Yes, agree that the food/service/no buffets/higher prices/ lack of competent staff have disappointed me too in Chinese restaurants here in Vernon. My best experiences have been at Golden Crown but either they are closed for days off or on holiday lately. Will try them again in October when company arrives and hope that they are as good as in the past.

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Quality has certainly gone down hill. Seems like most places are serving Gordons Food service frozen product. Have not tried since pandemic, but thought take-out from Asian Pear was good.
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for me when I say 'hear Kelowna I mean Kelowna proper, not including places like Peachland
My fav place let me down Sat :(
I'm switching now to Korean dishes
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normaM wrote: Sep 27th, 2022, 2:57 pm for me when I say 'hear Kelowna I mean Kelowna proper, not including places like Peachland
My fav place let me down Sat :(
I'm switching now to Korean dishes
How will you know what is good and what is not?

Chinese is Chinese, Korean is Korean.

Just because they are both Asian does not make them comparable.

When I was travelling China, every night was a different city, and every district had it's own cuisine.

The stuff we get here in Canada is disgusting to people from China and Hong Kong.
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oh, I have lived in large Urban areas, I know my Korean food :)
I gave up on Chinese here, too greasy except for Dim Sum
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