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  • The Perfect Kitchen

  • 3.5 stars
    (14 reviews, average rating: 4.0/5)
  • Cuisines: American (Traditional)
  • (905) 569-1488
  • 3075 Ridgeway Drive Mississauga, ON L5L 5M6
  • Neighbourhoods: Snider, Erin Mills
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TorontoFoodie239
2 Reviews
2013/03/29
  • First Time
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • The dim sum here is the cleanest and least oily I've ever had. The food does take a little time to arrive since you mark down the items you want, and it's not the carts-style. The food is not greasy and not overly salted. Some would say it tastes plain, but they somehow made it flavourful without all the extra salt and grease. They also don't seem to use garlic in the dishes you would always find garlic in all other dim sum restaurants. Now I love garlic, but they were able to make the dim sum so good without it. Dishes like steamed tripe, beef and pork short ribs, etc. Their siumai however, isn't the greatest, it is too plain. The taste of siumai practically lives on the fat that is put in it, so the siu mai here, although very clean tasting, isn't very flavourful. The hargow is one of the best I've had in recent memory.
    Service is pretty good. Since it is a very small place, you get what you ask for almost immediately. No women work here though, which is odd considering you mainly see women in other dim sum restaurants. I guess it's because it's family-owned? It's not a bad thing, just something I noticed. Maybe it was just that day we went.

    CON: The variety here isn't great. They were missing staples like egg tarts and mango pudding. Dim Sum without egg tarts? The atmosphere here is not great either. It's almost soulless feeling inside. Not dirty, just not a lively place you would usually feel in other dim sum restaurants. I think maybe because it wasn't really packed. The prices aren't cheap either, but somewhat reasonable.

  • Order: Dim Sum
 
PeterH
1 Review
2013/01/03
  • New Years Day Dim Sum
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • Went to Dim Sum New years morning at 11:00 the restaurant was 1/4 full by 11:45 it was lined up outside.
    Food was very good and portion sizes were good.
    Staff was very friendly and smiling. Food came very quick and we ate a lot total bill was $49.95 total for 4 of us.
    I will be back again without a doubt.

  • Order: Assorted Dim Sum
 
RandyT
1 Review
2012/06/14
  • What a ripped off !!!
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 9 or more
  • Booked a dinner few days ago with a group of 16 people in one big table. The bill for the food came out to $235.04 (inc. tax), plus additional tips the employee asked i.e. 25% ( 25% x 235.04 = $58.76) due to the big group as informed. Total bill, incl tips came out to $293.80. I told him that standard tips for such restaurant is 15-20% (out of the total charge for the food only, tax portion should be excluded). When the employee saw me taking out my credit card from the wallet, he asked my credit card and said: "let me see what I can do". I assumed he was going to lower the tips. Shortly after, he inserted my credit card to the machine and punched in some numbers and gave me the machine to enter my PIN number. I asked him what's the total amount, but he first did not responded, and after the second time I asked, he said the same amount of $293.80 and no changed at all. I finally keyed in PIN number simply because I did not want to have further argument in front of few other friends that evening. THIS IS OUR LAST VISIT TO THIS RESTAURANT WHICH HAS RIPPED OFF THEIR OWN CUSTOMERS.

  • Order: Fish, chicken, balacan, tofu, squid etc
 
2012/06/18

Recent Comment by: SL

I was thinking of having dinner there this weekend with a group of 8. I am rethinking. A 15 percent add on is acceptable. The customer should have the right to decide if the service deserves better tips.

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Benjamin
6 Reviews 1 Helpful
2011/06/13
  • My Goodbye to The Perfect Kitchen
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • THIS IS A POST TO SAY GOODBYE TO A TASTY RESTAURANT THAT HAS POOR POOR SERVICE. We have had enough of the grumpy-faced owner treating us like 2nd class customers. No matter how good your food is, if you cannot treat a customer right, we do not want to return.

    I live around the area of The Perfect Kitchen. We have dined at this place or ordered take out for the past year. The food here is really tasty. They have certain signature dishes that we all enjoy.

    HOWEVER, two recent incidents have really turned me off from the restaurant. This may be a cultural thing more than anything, and please bare in mind I am speaking from a personal point of view. It is how we felt as customers at the restaurant.

    I must point out that I am a Chinese Canadian and I speak Mandarin. The owner of the restaurant speaks Cantonese, but understands Mandarin.

    INCIDENT ONE:
    My father was ordering takeout, it was during a not-so-busy hour, and there were only 2-3 tables with customers in the restaurant. After my father ordered the food, he asked if he can sit down and wait at the tables in front of the cashier counter.

    The OWNER refused him with a nasty attitude--saying it disrupts his business. So being an easy-going man, my father just stood there and waited for the takeout.

    NOW, we are not insensitive people. If the restaurant was busy and people are waiting at the door, sure we can wait around. But when you are not so busy, and a paying customer asks for a seat... why not? Why do you put up that grumpy face as if we are begging you for food?

    INCIDENT TWO:
    Again, my father enters the restaurant and told the owner that they have a party of four. My mom is bringing two friends to the restaurant. There are three tables available. One 4 seat small table right next to the entrance, one 6 seat table inside, and one 8 seat table inside.

    My father asks if they can seat at the six-seat table. The table near the door is at a bad location, and the square table is really quite small.

    Again, the grumpy-face OWNER refuses him. Tells him he must seat at the table near the entrance. When my mom enters with the friends, they very nicely ask the restaurant Owner for the larger table. He refuses again with his signature take-it-or-biss-off attitude.

    My parents and their friends decide to leave the restaurant and eat somewhere else.

    Now, we have been to this restaurant many times. And honest to God, this OWNER has the most grumpy face of all restaurant owners. I always spoke English to him, so at least he was responding like a human being. But I swear, he treats Mandarin speaking customers like $h!t.

    I don't know if this is the Cantonese-I-am-better-than-you mentality. But this I witnessed in many Cantonese restaurants.

    Oh and BTW, we are not from mainland China, we are from Taiwan. Regardless, this is not how you treat ANY CUSTOMERS.

    While I really enjoy their food, I abhor their poor service.

    You are all smile and service to the white-Canadian customers. Why do you treat the Chinese customers poorly? Does our money stink? Do I not use the same currency? Why do you make me feel like I am begging you for food?

    You make us feel like 2nd class customers every time. You make my parents, who sacrificed everything to give us a better life in North America, look like indenture workers.

    Your service is terrible, but what is worst is your attitude toward other human beings. Thank you for helping me to make the decision to take my money elsewhere. This is My Goodbye to The not-so-perfect Kitchen.

  • Order: signature chicken, fried porkchop, tofu bowl, fried rice, and many more.
 
2011/07/10

Recent Comment by: GreekVera

100% right, I stop going for the the owner is at cash as you enter-What A sour Puss. His EGO is bigger than his head-His brother In-Law is there too he's NO BETTER.

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rtk
2 Reviews
2008/09/16
  • Love the Crab dish
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 8
  • Our family always love the crab dish. I can't remember what it is called but it's crab with black bean sauce with ground pork and small shrimps. Very delicious.
    The waiting is quite long for the orders to come out.
    On the weekend sometimes we need to wait to be seated as the restaurant is always full.

  • Order: crab with black bean ground pork, bean curd with veggies, deep fried chicken with sticky brown sauce
 
MFisher
1 Review
2008/08/20
  • Great Dim Sum
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • A nice little family owned place. They have great dim sum at lunch-time, although it can get very busy.

  • Order: Wonton soup, spring rolls, har gow, beef in black bean sauce with rice noodles and Labatt Blue beer.
 
homeslice
35 Reviews 4 Helpful
2008/06/25
  • Good, but not $15-for-a-plate-of-vegetables good
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 2
  • This place is hidden well. Located behind the Costco and camouflaged in all the small stores, this chinese restaurant has been able to tough it out between summit garden and all the other eateries in the area. As such, its service and cleanliness rival it's larger competitors.

    Food:
    Delicious! This should come to no surprise keeping in mind the terrible business location and the state of its competitors. However, we got conned into buying a $15 plate of garlic-fried spinach. Great sales pitch on their part, but I can't shake the feeling of getting ripped-off.

    Service:
    Excellent! not much else to say about it. There's a reason it has lasted this long.

    Overall, I have to consider this place a maybe. There's no doubt that it's good, but that plate of vegetables is quite unnerving.

  • Order: $15 plate of vegetables and dinner (satay vermicelli with shrimp, Sweet-sour beef, canton noodles)
 
Jacy L.
2008/04/21
  • The food was excellent! I've never had anything...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • The food was excellent! I've never had anything better than the chinese food there! The service was excellent! It was my first time at the restaurant and me and my friends didn't know what to order. Luckily, the waiters there were so friendly and paient helping us choose the menu for our dinner that night. AND, they don't force you to eat the expensive stuff and tell you when to stop ordering because you've ordered too much...hahaha! It was a busy night that day and we had waited approximately 45 minutes...but i think it was worth it!

  • Order: Spring Rolls, Hot and Sour Soup, Lemon Chicken, Mixed Veggies with Beef, Shrimp and BBQ Pork Fired Rice.
 
Paul's review
2008/02/16
  • Meal was excellent and we will return. No waiting...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Meal was excellent and we will return. No waiting to be seated (at 12 Noon) and the service was quick + friendly.

  • Order: Had Dim Sum ( 6 choices + 2 desserts for the two of us).
 
Misha
2007/12/18
  • Everyone is polite and friendly. Great tasting...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Everyone is polite and friendly.
    Great tasting food.
    Def visit again.

  • Order: dim sum.
 
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