Two Penny Chinese

4.3
118 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Chinese
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Two Penny Restaurant & The Tea House is a multi-level, Chinese-inspired dining experience. The Restaurant occupies the main floor and offers family style dining in a beautiful Shanghai Art Deco inspired space. The Tea House is the more lively and informal counterpart to the restaurant - glowing red with Chinese paper lanterns, offering playful food and a more cocktail focused bar program.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Chinese, Asian, Dim Sum
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Hours of operation
Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 474-7766
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Ave SW
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Special events & promotions
Two Penny is available for private events and parties. Our venue can seat up to 90 guests or welcome 110 guests standing. Further details along with menu options are available on our website.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon - Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM

What 118 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.4
ambience
3.8
value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We stopped in for the Summer Feast prix fixe menu, but ended up ordering a la carte and had some fantastic food and even more fantastic service. Our server Sara (sp?) was fantastic; she was super helpful guiding us on how many dishes to order and which were the must haves!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The food Is good ... a little more explanation on how the menu works etc would have been nice. Overall we all enjoyed our meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food and service was amazing. Such a cool little spot. Will definitely be going back.

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Wait staff were great. All around our table had food on the floor. We were the first ones in the restaurant at 5:00 so don't see why floor couldn't have been swept. Food was good but not exceptional. Good experience over all.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was great. Successful fusion between dishes you traditionally get at a Chinese restaurant and something more contemporary. I took my parents there for my mom’s birthday and everyone enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service, while very friendly, was slow considering it was not busy. A very minor critique to an otherwise very enjoyable lunch

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Can't think of a word against our experience Friday or any other time we've eaten here. Service as always was impeccable and not at all affected by the fact that we did not buy alcoholic beverages (which does, sadly make a difference at other establishments, so very much appreciated). They were extremely accomodating to our party of six and food came out in a timely manner and piping hot. Don't know how they manage such good times with a large dining room as they do, but i have never felt like i was 'waiting' for f ood here like some places that do small sharing plates. Both of our servers and the SA were warm and helpful through the meal, thanks to everyone for making it a special day for me and my family.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We partook in the Summer Feast promotion and enjoyed the price fixe menu very much. I think without the special I'd take the value measurement down to a 2-3/5 as it is a pricey establishment. Attentive service without being overbearing and the taste profiles for most of the dishes were outstanding.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Chinese? If you say so.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Our food came very late. And it took 20 minutes for tea to come to the table.

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Food is excellent. Unique flavours and dishes. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Our only problem was the kitchen and serving timing was awful. We ordered sharing dishes based on the servers recommendation on what dish went well with another dish. Only problem is that the two dishes came out so far apart they could not be enjoyed together. Need better coordination.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food was outstanding. The ambiance is great. Cocktails were delicious. The service however was disappointing. We had to check in multiple times on the status of our food, which took way to long to come. To the server/managers credit they apologized and admitted something went wrong and the food wasn't being prepped. They took a few things off the bill. Mistakes happen, but it was handled well. Given how they handled it I would go back and I would recommend Two Penny to others.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The food was excellent. It was my first time at Two Penny and was impressed with everything until the bill arrived. My dining partner that evening was treating me for my birthday. I happened to glance at the bill when it was turned over and was shocked to see a $220 bill for two people based on what we had (wings, veggies dish, marrow rice dish and squid dish + 4 glasses of wine). It turned out we were double charged for our food order, which meant being overcharged by $85 + 20% gratuity on the overcharge. My friend emailed the restaurant the next day once we did the math for ourselves. It took a few days for a response from Two Penny. My friend was able to get a refund on the items we were charged extra for. A disappointing error, just glad we caught it.

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1.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Was really disappointed in the food! The mushroom dumplings were so salty we couldn't eat them. The Shanghai Noodles were okay, but just tasted of soy - one note. The ginger beef was a strange texture and basically had no flavour at all - we couldn't taste ginger or garlic. Not sure if the kitchen had an off night, but after hearing such great reviews, it was disappointing.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Birthday dinner with the ladies!!!

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Great dinner. Amazing cocktail try Jungle Boogie. Excellent ginger beef and lobster & shrimp wonton. Super friendly service. A night to remember !!!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

My boyfriend and I came in for a dinner date last week. Service was a little inconsistent, but it was delicious food. I would recommend two pennies for a date night spot for sure!

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Over priced for average food quality . Limited selection from menu

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Second visit here with friends and it was arguably better. The Ginger Beef dish had been changed to Short Rib and there was plenty of it. I'm a big fan. Service was great. All food was beautiful again. Love this place

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Amazing from beginning to end! The ambiance is awesome. I loved the decor and the bar is gorgeous. But of course, the best part was the food. I’m already planning my next visit!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Took my husband here for his birthday. The staff were friendly and fun, the food was amazing and the entire vibe of the place was awesome!

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food was great but the kitchen was so slow that all the entrees and even the steamed rice arrived many minutes apart. I would go back to try again based on the quality of the food to see if it was an off night

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was excellent. The service was great. All dishes are to be shared and I felt that the dishes were all for 2 and we were a table for 4. Portions need to be larger

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Was recommended by a friend. Food was good, not exceptional in my opinion. Service was good, found our server to be mundane almost bored, recommendations provided steered us in the wrong direction. Not a terrible experience, but for the money I wouldn’t go back. 3/5 overall.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

basically only thning going for this place is deco. Very small portion and extremely expensive. 4 dumplings overcooked and size of extra small egg is $14.00. No way I will go back again.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Simply outstanding food in a wonderful atmosphere and very attentive service.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our order came out one plate at a time. Slow service. Average Chinese food for a steep price. Nice decor and cocktails. Will not go again unless someone else pays!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Finally went with a few of my friends! We totally over ordered but loved everything so much and definitely can’t wait to go back again. Don’t miss out on the corn, the potatoes and the salt and pepper squid!

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great lunch today along with good service. We especially enjoyed the egg rolls !

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I was surprisingly disappointed with the food as the other restaurants by this group are fantastic! We had one drink that was quite bland as well.

I was quite happy with the service though.

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2.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Appys were delish, lunch bowl special completely flavourless. Unfortunate as I had heard wonderful things

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

During the week us a great time to check out this joint with a larger group. There wasn't too much noise and we were able to order items that everyone enjoyed. Definitely great for the family!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We had the salt and pepper Seafood it was fabulous and I love the fact that it was gluten free. Loved the oysters and the seafood rice was amazing we tried the tofu which ginger oil surprisingly delicious!!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Everyone was super friendly and helpful! The food was really imaginative and delicious. Had both meat eaters and vegetarian diners and we all had more than enough to choose from!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Ginger beef is the best

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was outstanding. All dishes very tasty. The curried lamb buns were my favorite. The server however was unattentive. The service did not improve as the restaurant got less busy. He never came back to pour the tea, and never brought another beer to the table.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

great atmosphere, food and cocktails. great service and wonderful music.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Our family was celebrating my daughter’s 25th birthday. She picked your restaurant based on comments a friend of hers had said about their recent great meal there. Our daughter was very happy with the flavour and presentation of the dishes we all chose: some were recommended by staff and some we chose because of great online reviews. Her favourites were the egg rolls, the ginger beef, and the half chicken with chimichurri sauce. She also liked the steamed buns. We all enjoyed our meal and our time together at Two Penny.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Love the atmosphere, even for a slower Sunday night. Friendly staff and the food suggestions were great.
Thanks to all it was a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Fantastic wine list. Well paired with the dishes offered.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Amazing! Food, decor, vibe...

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