I know what you'r thinking, but this is DIFFERENT from the Little Saigon restaurant that Chad reviewed a week ago. This is a much older restaurant, located at 1024 King Street West, Hamilton - (905) 528-1096. You can get to it by coming out the back of the school (out of the MUSC/MDCL entrance), go straight until you hit King, turn left, and it's the first left (street).
Let me just say this. The food is REALLY GOOD CHINESE/VIETNAMESE/ASIAN food. REALLY good. Everything else, besides the price, is not so good. Then again, we're on student budgets here, so who cares?
Presentation is okay. They have a variety of soups, noodles, appetizers, fried rice, milkshakes and drinks, etc. The best part about this restaurant is that they customize your order. So you basically are given a slip of paper with your table number and a chart of quantity, item and price on it. You can then choose anything from the menu, and add/take away specifically what you don't want, and they adjust the price for you. Being a vegetarian, this is like heaven! You can take out the meat and add egg and tofu, a bunch of veggies, or anything else you like - and this is the STANDARD thing. It's not complicated either, you just write down the number of the item, and beside it your own specifications.
Decor is horrible. It's not dirty or anything, it's just not classy. It's like other asian restaurants though, tiled floor, metal chairs, mirrored wall
I personally don't mind.
On the table are metal box holders of spoons/forks, chopsticks, napkins, salt and pepper shaker, and *the best part* a chopped-pepper kind of pepper sauce in a little pot, the typical pepper sauce (like at Teriyaki in MUSC), teriyaki sauce and soya sauce. They also give you little mini bowls to mix sauces if you want
which is what I normally do
If they unfortunately get it wrong and your order comes out wrong, they immediately take it back and give you the right one in 5 minutes. Unfortunately, they often hire students (I think) which are sometimes haughty when you send the order back, but the one owner's daughter there is VERY VERY nice.
I've been there about eight times now, with friends and some family when they come to visit, and they all agree that the food is very good and the service is okay.
On the whole, the price is pretty good. It's not the cheapest in the world, but for the food it's good. A main dish (which is huge) is generally $7.00, and an appetizer for 2 (like spring rolls) is $2-3. Milkshakes are $3-4. Really, it's not that bad.
Overall, this is my favourite place to go <3.