Richmond’s critically acclaimed Hoi Tong Chinese Seafood Restaurant is closing down later this month

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      One of Metro Vancouver’s most iconic and beloved Chinese restaurants is officially closing at the end of this month.

      Richmond’s Hoi Tong Chinese Seafood Restaurant (8191 Westminster Highway), known for its fuss-free and mouthwatering Cantonese cuisine, will cease operations on February 23.

      The mastermind behind this legendary establishment is executive chef and owner Yiu Tong Leung, a humble award-winning and celebrated restaurateur, who has received plenty of nods from local food-lovers, the annual Chinese Restaurant Awards, and a write-up in Eater.

      Originally from Shunde in China’s Guangdong province, he mastered his culinary skills in Macau before immigrating to Vancouver. At 81 years-old, it’s safe to say that he’s ready for a well-deserved retirement.

      Some of Hoi Tong’s most popular menu items include sweet-and-sour pork, bitter melon omelette, lotus-leaf rice, deep-fried taro duck, and golden nugget shrimp balls, among many others.

      If you want to check out this dining spot before it closes for good, we suggest making a reservation as soon as possible—only a limited number of dinner slots remain.  

      Hoi Tong's siganture deep-fried taro duck.
      Chinese Restaurant Awards