The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant opened up a few months ago in Richmond. It is located next to Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity.
The restaurant offers dim sum in the early mornings and lunch and switches to Cantonese cuisine for dinner service. What is more interesting is that they serve sushi and sashimi during dim sum service. Yes…that is a sushi bar behind the counter. Honestly, that made me question the food even more because who comes to a dim sum restaurant for sushi?
The decor inside is definitely pretty nice, on par with the Yuan’s next door. They also have private rooms if you are hosting parties.
Tea came in a fancy teapot along with a heater. However, because of all these appliances, we found it took up way too much space on the table.
We started off with the Shrimp Dumplings which were quite typical. Large shrimps inside but nothing out of the ordinary.
Beef Rice Roll
The Beef Rice Roll came accompanied with two gai lans. The rice roll itself was quite thin and smooth.
Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf
The Sticky Rice in Lotus Leaf was a decent size with a variety of ingredients including minced pork, dried shrimp and egg yolk.
Steamed Custard Bun
Next up were the Steamed Custard Buns. Not super pretty in appearance with the odd bumps here and there, but there was a good amount of filling and the bun itself was light and fluffy.
Pork Shiu Mai
They offer truffle shiu mai here as well, but we opted for the regular Pork Shiu Mai as my mom doesn’t like the taste of truffle. These were quite large and the wrapper was thin.
Taro Mushroom Bun
An interesting dish was the Taro Mushroom Bun. The bun itself is actually filled with taro and the outside is decorated with cocoa powder to imitate a mushroom.
Is this cute or what? Even has the stem! The bun itself is nothing special but the appearance definitely won us over.
Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake
To finish our meal, we had the Steamed Malaysian Sponge Cake. This was a big portion but I found it to be a little too dense for my liking.
Overall, we found The Deluxe Chinese Restaurant to be quite average for the price we were paying. The price is slightly higher than average, but the food was nothing too special. We also found the selection of food to be quite limited unless you want to venture into trying their sushi (which is quite expensive by the way). Not sure if I would return given the many options there are in Richmond.
– Luxury ambiance
– Decent eats
– Limited selection
– On the pricier side for the quality of food
Price Range: $15-20
1: Terrible 2: Poor 3: Average 4: Good 5: Excellent
Food: 2.5 Service: 3 Ambiance: 4 Parking: 2.5 Overall: 2.5