Peaceful Restaurant first opened in Vancouver in 1997 specialising in Northern Chinese cuisine. I remember the first branch, which wasn’t very big, always had long lines outside waiting to get in. Whenever the in-laws visited Vancouver this was the number one destination for them to go.
The restaurant increased it’s popularity when it was showcased on the Food Network’s Diners Drive-Ins and Dives television show:
Now we extremely lucky to have a new branch of the restaurant chain open right here in Newton, Surrey, British Columbia. When we saw the signage the other day we asked ourselves whether it could be the same chain that we have known and loved for 10 years. Today we found out that it was!
We were thinking of a nice restaurant to go to for Valentine’s day lunch so we thought we’d try it out. We didn’t realize it was their first day of business at that location and we were, in fact, their first customers. As in typical Chinese tradition, they had an open ceremony with Lion Dancers. The restaurant was crowded attended by and in celebration of, the suppliers and stakeholders of the chain.
The food was amazing as usual, as good as all the other Peaceful restaurants. We had all our favourite food. It was a fantastic treat for Valentines.
Since the restaurant is very near where we live we’ll be visiting them frequently. I hope everyone else will be too.