Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant
3888 Main Street (At 23rd Ave)
Vancouver, BC V5V 3N9
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant is a popular Chinese restaurant in Vancouver. This restaurant is mentioned and most tour books and best of articles. It is located about 2 miles south of Vancouver’s Chinatown and it opened in the 1980s.
Decor, Vibe – Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant has very nice decor with an open airy room, elegant seating, hand decorated of parachute like fabrics dangling from the ceiling. The place was filled with locals and courts alike with a good balance of races. Waiting starts around 11 AM on the weekends.
Menu (Click to zoom into any picture)
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant Menu has a wide selection of classic dim sum items as well as noodle dishes. They even let us order squab during lunch.
Painless ordering by checking a box. There were also some dishes that circulate the room.
Steamed prawn dumpling or har gow ($4.20) were four very large and piping hot dumplings of decent quality.
Steamed spareribs in black bean sauce ($3.75) were a solid rendition, very high on quantity, no noodles underneath, and decent flavor.
Shrimp and pea shoot dumplings ($4.20) had three large nice dumplings with strong pea shoot flavors.
Pan fried daikon cake ($3.75) were very good and had a nice crust. They were hot out of the kitchen, had a very good flavor, and a fair amount of rice flour.
Deep-fried mixed meat puff or dumpling ($3.75) were hot out of the kitchen and very good. Slightly greasy and very crispy.
Deep-fried sesame balls ($3.75) had dark sesame filling inside, and an interesting sweet salty accent.
Mango pudding ($3.20) have lots of little mango chunks, some condensed milk on top, and was on the sweet side.
Roast squab ($12.80) is one of their signature dishes, so we had to order it even at lunch. It is definitely a top-quality squab with crispy skin and a juicy tender inside. Slightly greasy.
Steamed shrimp rice roll or rice noodle ($4.75) was okay, not the greatest around but still edible.
Lotus wrapped sticky rice ($4.20) was okay not much meat inside or special ingredients.
Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant had very good service during our lunch. They had a ton of servers running round. It was is easy to order and they kept our tea pot full. The food quality wasn’t the best we encountered on our trip, but clearly good enough for most people. Kirin Mandarin is a better bet for dim sum in downtown Vancouver. Venture out to Richmond, and hit even better dim sum at Sea Harbor.
102, 4940 No. 3 Road
Richmond, B.C. V6X 3A5 Canada