Royal Treasure Restaurant REVIEW – 774 Somerset Street West – Ottawa Ontario – 613 237 8827 – December 21, 2010

Ottawa ON – China Town in Ottawa is quite a mix.   You have fancy palaces and then places where people go to eat every day food.

I never like playing tourist.  I like to eat where people eat every day; especially when it comes to ethnic foods.

Royal Treasure Restaurant at 774 Somerset St. West in Ottawa (613 237 8827) is one of those places.

I’ve eaten there before but this was the first time I’ve done a review there.

We were a group of four and sampled a few different dishes.   Warning – the plates at Royal Treasure are not tiny!   They’re huge and as you can see from the Yang Chow Shrimp fried Rice  are quite full.

The General Tso chicken is about the best I’ve ever had anywhere period.  Light, moist and full of flavours.

There’s a tad more vinegar than the norm which gives it a piquantness and tang!

Again, with a small family run restaurant one of the problems you have with good ones like Royal Treasure is seating.

It’s not that it’s that small of a room, but it’s usually full; especially on a Sunday afternoon when we dined.

Along with these first two dishes we added a whole BBQ Duck.

We also had of course some soup and spring rolls before meal time and they were good too.

The cost and value are truly wondrous; especially in Ottawa.

The four of us dined for less than $70.   Parking is right across from the restaurant in a  parking lot or on the street.

Royal Treasure is closed on Mondays and deliver their Cantonese and Szechuan cuisine as well and can be reached at 613 237 8871

Here are ratings for Royal Treasure Restaurant.

Presentation 4.0

Value 5.0

Service 4.0

Zing & Wow 4.0

Overall 4.0  out of 5 Red Hats

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