Formerly Lichee View Restaurant.

Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Ng's Cuisine
Ng's Cuisine
Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Dim Sum at Ng's Cuisine
Foods from Ng's Cuisine
Comments

2017 Jan 4
Went here Jan 2017 for dim sum. The place was packed and bustling, which is a pre-requisite for me for good dim sum. They had the push carts. For Ottawa (I am from Vancouver, so am an admitted dim sum snob), it is a good pick if you have a dim sum craving. I've also been for dinner, and they do a good job of that too. This place is a Hong Kong/Cantonese type establishment so don't expect too authentic if you are going to order more Mainland China-type dishes.

2015 Mar 22
We were on our way to World Burger when we passed this place and decided to try it out. The place was packed with Asians so we figured it had to be good. They were serving dim sum. It was so noisy that we thought the person said "shrimp" when it turned out to be squid. Deep fried, greasy, tough, cold squid. Next dish was a deep fried pork in a pineapple sauce. Thought I was going to lose a couple of teeth the meat was so tough from having been in the deep fryer too long. We next got the shrimp dumplings which were worth the visit. Beautiful, pillowy, delicious shrimp dumplings. Given that we had only enjoyed one of the three dishes we decided to cut our losses and leave. I don't think I'll be back.

2014 Sep 23
If you like to eat at home, the menu is on the website www.ngscuisine.com

2014 Sep 11
This place is now called "NG's Cuisine".

2012 Sep 15
I hate when restaurants refuse to cook
the food I bring from home.....

You could have asked for a glass of hot
Water and put the jar of baby food in that.

I would never ask a restaurant to take away
and cook food for me. Her attitude may be
Due to your requests.

2012 Sep 14
I asked the server if she could warm up my baby's food in the microwave. She looks at me and says very rudely that it is very busy now so she will not do it. I can understand her rudeness if I was rude myself or pushy, but I was not. If she would have said that she will do it when she has the chance, then I would have been ok. I don't normally do this, but this server was something out of a movie. Unbelievably ignorant and rude. It was very embarrassing the way she treated us. There are other chinese restaurants in the city that gives really good service. This restaurant is horrible.

2012 Sep 14
Wow! Did the server poke you in the eye with a chopstick or something?

2012 Sep 13
Didn't even make it to ordering, server was so rude we had to just walk away...i heard there's a new owner, perhaps (s)he should look at how the servers provide service...the worst i have ever experienced....i would advise people to skip this restaurant.....

2012 Apr 17
My band's jam space is near slack road on Merivale. After practice (~11:00pm) on Friday, 4 of us decided to get some food. Since two of my band members are Egyptian, they weren't down for shawarma - since they eat similar creations at home all the time. We drove around for like 20 minutes looking for a half decent, thai, indian, etc etc (hopefully ethnic, but not fast food). After a few fails (due to restaurants being closed), I was able to convince everyone to check out the sketchy looking Lichee View Restaurant.

It's pretty sketchy. The service is.. let me say 'curt'. But I think that is to be expected with many traditional Asian restaurants, or so Iím told. The venue didn't exemplify cleanliness either. All of these things would have sent me out the door very quickly, except for the fact that at 11:00pm the restaurant was full... of Asians. They must be doing something right. I have a feeling that I don't want to see what Ottawa Eatsafe has to say about this place...but alas that is totally unfounded, and perhaps ignorant. I'm going to remain in my state of bliss.

So we proceeded to order... The menu prices are extremely reasonable. Youíre looking at between 3.50 and 6.50 for most dishes. We ordered 6 dishes and 4 pops. 5 out of 6 dishes were winners.

2012 Apr 17
We ordered: [in the order they arrived out our table]

Chicken Slices in Sesame Sauce: For the love of God, never serve this food. 3 pieces of random chicken parts, served chilled, skin and fat included, topped with a sesame sauce that looked like poutin gravy, which was served with a small side of this rancid fermented carrot and cabbage salad. Yikes! At 3.50 split 4 ways (and with 5 other dishes on the way - which turned out fantastic - we erased that experience from our collective memories.

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2011 Nov 21
Steamed mushroom dumplings for those of us who can't get enough fungi... yes, these taste nth times better than my crappy pics!

2011 Nov 21
This one was new on me this week, it was another mix of shrimp and scallop, very well received but what am I talking about, I haven't met a dumpling here that I didn't love...

2011 Nov 21
The dim sum walla just calls this 'parsley' but in fact it is parsley and fake crab sticks and peas and carrots all done up in a dumpling. Another very flavourful morsel.

2011 Nov 21
Seafood dumplings with spinach, just delicious, and one of my favourite dim sum items at Lichee View...

2011 Nov 21
Har Gow or steamed shrimp dumplings, also very, very good but after the mouthwatering shrimp siu mai I was left wondering why we didn't just get a second order of those instead of the Har Gow...

2011 Nov 21
Shrimp siu mai: these are hands down the best I've had in Ottawa... somehow this week they were even more flavourful and moist than usual...

2011 Nov 21
I think I posted last year on the forum looking for new places for dim sum as we found that Mandarin Ogilvie had deteriorated steadily since expanding, and Yangtze was no longer much better. Then I was invited to Lichee View with Chinese friends of the family who go on a weekly basis for dinner. Despite all the negative reviews I had read online, I have to say that this is now our regular dim sum haunt, and I like it even better than the much vaunted places I've been to in Toronto such as The Pearl and DTF. If I'm not stalking Art-is-In on the weekend, I'm probably taking a break with dim sum at Lichee View.

As far as dim sum in Ottawa is concerned, I find the selection, quality and pricing to be far better than any other place I've tried in recent years, and we're usually paying under $30 for 3 people, depending on our appetites. I also find the service to be very welcoming and friendly despite comments I've seen online. Judging from the number of regulars I see here, there are many others also quite satisfied with the level of service.

Lastly, there is the question of cleanliness that seems to come up: while there is room to improve and the dining room and fixtures are certainly tired, plates, cups and glassware have never been brought to me dirty, and if you're comfortable with the standards at Hintonburger, then you should be fine with Lichee View. I also notice that the restrooms were recently renovated and in far better shape than what I remember at Yangtze or Mandarin Ogilvie (restrooms being one of the markers I use to judge a restaurant's cleanliness.)

And now on to the food: I enjoy dim sum primarily for the steamed/seafood/vegetarian offerings, so I can't comment on items such as the ginger beef balls (which look great mind you), spare ribs or the pork siu mai. Lichee View also does a really good (not great) sticky rice in banana leaf, there are a variety of steamed buns to be had, and the servers come around offering larger, more substantial dishes such as sesame noodles, steamed Chinese broccoli, as well as Ja Leun, also called a Chinese donut rice noodle roll: crunchy, freshly fried dough surrounded by rice noodle, sprinkled with sesame seeds, green onions and served with hoisin sauce -- filling but delicious if you have enough of an appetite, unfortunately I don't often seem to!

There is a good selection sweets for dessert as well, my favourites being the sesame balls and the mango pudding with condensed milk.

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