Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine 食藝海鮮酒家, Richmond

Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine 食藝海鮮酒家 is located inside Richmond Centre; directly across from Tim Hortons and facing No. 3 Road. It is a small restaurant with a big appetite.

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Inside you will find a big chandelier, a fancy red art display and an elaborate window display. Posing to be pretentious with not a lot to offer.

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Expect to drop a few coins when your come to Shi-Art. On average each dim sum item is $6. It’s a lil hard to comprehend when the food is mediocre yet more expensive then Jade Seafood, Kirin, or other more prestigious Chinese restaurants.

Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine 食藝海鮮酒家 on Urbanspoon

Cuisine: Chinese
Price/Entrée: $5-10 (dim sum)

Out of 5… (1: Don’t bother —> 5: Excellent)
Food: 2.5
Service: 1.5
Ambiance: 3.0
Overall: 1.5

Sorry, not reviewing each dish as they were all nothing special. The basic Shrimp Dumpling was thick skinned and lacked seasoning. Egg tarts were cold and the crust was soggy.

I’m not sure whether the staff were over-worked or it was Shi-Art protocol; the servers all looked pissed and had no smile (except for maybe one).

In the end, when our bill came and we paid our dues plus a generous tip; the senior waiter came and counted our money in front of us (at our table)! And questioned whether there was enough money! You have got to be kidding me!

Perhaps offending your customers was a form of flattery back home, but here in Canada it is considered RUDE! Don’t think I’m racist, because I am Chinese. I’m allow to criticize my own race.

Seeing it was Dave’s mom’s birthday we did not want to make a scene. But I desperately wanted to take our tip back, pay only the billed amount and leave…

Gratuity is a sum of money given as a way of rewarding them for their services. I pay good money to enjoy my meals and not be treated like beggars.

Never will we return and neither should you…

What we ordered:
Shrimp Dumpling
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Siu Mai
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Fried Taro with Portuguese sauce Dumpling
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Steamed Spareribs
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Steamed Dumpling with Seafood and Meat
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Steamed Beef Balls
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Shrimp rice roll
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Fish Paste Fried Curd Rice Roll
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Chicken Feet
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Egg Tart
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Clay pot rice and spareribs
Other random dim sum items I gave up taken pictures on…


  • Rude / Bad Service
  • Overpriced
  • Free mall parking
  • sky-train nearby



6551 #3 Rd
Richmond, BC


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