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3 stars 49 reviews

Crystal Mall

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2819-4500 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC  V5H 2A9

(604) 438-6263

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3 star rating
August 27, 2018

why are there no english signs??how can non asians shop here?????????

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3 star rating
July 08, 2018

Mi Cosmetics #1208Prices of same products are much higher than the stores nearby in same mall. There is no price clearly marked on merchandise. No return/exchange. All sales are final.Do not buy here!!

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3 star rating
May 21, 2018

Old Asian mall in Burnaby very close to Metrotown. Aesthetically not appealing but enough for me to keep coming back for Xiao long bao. I seriously love those buns and I think the cheapest yet best Xlb I found were located inside this mall. Shanghai dim sum is where it's at.

There are sitting available but everytime I go it's always crowded. It's best to take out and eat elsewhere.

There are... more

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3 star rating
March 01, 2018

I honestly came here not knowing what to expect, I honestly thought this was going to be like any other normal mall.It was not. So only really pay attention to my review if you've never heard of this place. I was expecting the typical stores like in any other shopping mall, you know the generic F21 or Starbucks, but this one had a food market, a lot of traveling agencies, cheap... more

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3 star rating
January 15, 2018

I typically come here to eat my own food from home after working out at a nearby gym. While there are signs saying that outside food isn't allowed in the food court, it's probably during peak hours since I haven't been given any trouble when I eat my own food.

Of the times I bought from their vendors, the food has been just okay. Nothing outstanding but it definitely helped satisfy my hunger.... more

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3 star rating
January 05, 2018

Highly recommended, if you're prepared for it.

1) Don't try to park there. I never have, but have heard horror stories, and you can scroll through the Yelp reviews to read more. Take transit or park nearby and walk over.

2) Bring cash, definitely.

3) The food court's fantastic if you go to the right places, so-so if you go to the wrong ones. A lot of the best places don't have much English... more

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3 star rating
January 04, 2018

MQ Cosmetics #1205-4500 Kinsway Burnaby BC
Prices of same products are much higher than T&T. And much higher than in similar stores nearby in same mall.
There is no price clearly marked on merchandise. and All sales are final.
Poor customer service. Actually there is no customer service in this MQ Cosmetics Store.
So be carefull before you buy anything there!

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3 star rating
January 04, 2018

This is an interesting Asian mall. Surprisingly, it felt even more Chinese than the malls in Richmond that I've been to (Aberdeen, Yaohan, and Parker). There is an actual wet market on the first floor that makes you feel like you're back in Asia. The food court on the second floor is pretty large and has a lot of different types of Chinese food. There's a lot of seating in the food court, but... more

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3 star rating
September 27, 2017

Four stars mostly for the food court, because non of the small shops appealed to me. When you walk in, thers an overwhelming smell Chinese herbal medicine, produce, and meat. The food specialties include spicy dumplings and shaved ice.

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3 star rating
August 19, 2017

This review is mainly on the food court. They have so many choices, there's something for everyone. We love the Xiao long bao, Roasted pork and Hand-pulled noodles. A couple other places we like that are not in the food court but located downstairs; Cafe Eggtastic and Pine House Bakery. Note...it can be challenging to find seating if you have a big group. Warning...parking can be a nightmare on... more

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3 star rating
July 21, 2017

Came here at 7pm so my favourite my favourite dumpling was sold out. I got different one instead which costs $6. It's huge and not bad.
I'll come back to try tapioca drink at icy juice bar

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3 star rating
June 21, 2017

Decent mall and have some pretty good restaurants in crystal mall of just around there. A decent chines restaurant in crystal mall that's located upstairs. Not a big mall but so have some options and walking distance to bus stops.

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3 star rating
May 28, 2017

I've been to crystal mall in the past and it's the typical Asian market experience. I always love their bubble tea and the rice portage is amazing. Unfortunately My family and I were harassed by the server at shanxian delicacies. My mother tried to get gyoza but was informed that they don't take card or USD. So she went elsewhere for food. While eating an employee comes up to us saying that our... more

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3 star rating
May 11, 2017

This is a very Chinese mall and most shops have their prices or promotions and information in the Chinese language. Good luck if you cannot read it.

I have not really walked throughout the entire mall as it seemed to be in a circular shape and could be confusing. Take a picture of where you parked your car or where you exited/entered.

I mainly come here for the food court - plenty of Chinese... more

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3 star rating
May 03, 2017

I've been a frequent shopper at Crystal Mall and personally find it CM is perfect place for veggies /meats.

I bought pork belly here for twice already and the price is definetely cheaper than T&T. It costs about $4.59 per lb and the amount I bought was more than a kg (my total was $12.50). And pork belly was actually good just that I have to cut them on my own.

As for veggies they were... more

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3 star rating
April 07, 2017

This shopping center is overrated with small bargain stores downstairs and a foodcourt on the second floor with questionable quality food. If you're driving here, you can park at the Metropolis for free. A visit to the foodcourt is like taking a trip down memory lane; the place is reminiscent of Chinese street vendor food, cheap, tasty, and suspicious ingredients.

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3 star rating
December 24, 2016

This mall is ok, the food court is nothing special, there's probably only 2 or 3 places I like to go to, the rest are average at best. The shops are mostly cell phone stores and some clothing shops. There's also some medicine shops and appliance shops (rice cookers etc.). The produce/meat floor downstairs is pretty good. Lots of vegetables, some bbq meat places, tofu, butchers, and of course... more

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3 star rating
October 11, 2016

We had to attend an event around here, so we ended up parking at Crystal Mall.

I've been to some badly designed parking lots, and even cramped little places in Europe, but even they weren't as badly laid-out as the parking lot at Crystal Mall. I ended up bumping a very strangely-placed pillar while backing out. Thankfully, the damage was minimal.

My wife and I were the only white people in... more

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3 star rating
September 14, 2016

All vegan&vegetarian:

- Dan dan mian,

-mango smoothie, made w coconut milk, but
don't remember the store names

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3 star rating
July 31, 2016

I've been here several times and it was the worst experience this time that I just had to write. It didn't used to be this way, but it got worse.

Parking here is always a pain, and you're going to get people you give some room to that will just help themselves to MORE of your space (sometimes even over the lot line).

From there we go to the food court, where it was crowded at lunch time (1PM)... more

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3 star rating
June 27, 2016

If you want food, they got that. Card Games, got that. Toys, got that. Anime merch, got that. A great place for anybody honestly. The parking is death tho.

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3 star rating
April 08, 2016

I don't come here often and parking kind of sucks here. There is a parking lot but you have to keep going in a literal circle until you find a spot. It's much better to take the bus here in my opinion. Crystal mall is located near Metrotown. Its all Asian stores and not really all that cheap either. This mall includes a food court, market and stores. I used to come here for the electronics... more

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3 star rating
March 20, 2016

It was Saturday, about 1pm, and we walked into Crystal Mall for the very first time. We agreed before heading inside, this visit was just to be an initial walkabout -- a sort of general look-see, as to 'what' and 'where', and experience some of the sights & sounds. Wow! ... busy, colourful, and rather exciting!

After checking out a few of the gift, kitchenware, and other shops at one end of... more

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3 star rating
March 18, 2016

Wasn't sure what to expect when visiting this Mall.. turns out it was mainly Chinese vendors and goods which was exactly what I love to experience. Had wanted to try the XLB's at a restaurant in the food court which was closed... but no worries I will return one day when they are open. The food from other sellers looked good and there was no shortage of customers. Garage was a bit confusing but... more

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3 star rating
March 07, 2016

Mall with the worse parking lot in BC. It might be worse parking lot in North America and even the whole world. Its not the way the people park that makes it the worse, its the design of the parking lot that makes it horrible. My dad has scratched his car in this parking lot because he drove a large family van and the turn was too narrow. I know a bunch of people who scratched their car here.... more

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3 star rating
February 08, 2016

This place has a very reasonable food court with a lot of great options, though the ramen and generic noodle places will always be my first choice when coming here. I'm hoping to try out the herbalists and some sit down restaurants in the future. 'I Like Coffee' has the best rose bubble tea!

There are some Japanese and Korean fashion shops which is nice because it can be a bit tedious having... more

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3 star rating
January 23, 2016

Fun place to visit for buying groceries and grabbing something to eat!

The food court has a massive variety of Chinese and Asian foods to try, you may be overwhelmed by the options. My advice is to pick the food you like or look at what everyone else is buying and do the same. You can't really go wrong as most food items are less than $10, with many ranging between $6-8. I'm not sure how... more

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3 star rating
January 12, 2016

it's hard to say. I like it but at the same time, don't like it. It is good for our life, but not easy to park ; have to wait almost every time when you go shopping; and it's better if it were cleaned.

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3 star rating
November 06, 2015

Full of Chinese restaurants, types of agencies, shops. The environment is not so good, however it's really very convenient for Chinese people. The market for vegetable is very crowded.

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3 star rating
September 29, 2015

This place used to be much better. The food court operators need to update their look. Some of them are very tacky looking, and dated today.

There used to be entertainment here on weekends, with balloon twisters, face painters, magic show, jugglers. But now, nothing.

Parking is very time-consuming to get in an out, because the ramps are too narrow for today's huge SUV's.

The management... more

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3 star rating
July 15, 2015

This place is awesome. The bubble tea in the food court area is good. They offer aloe and other unique ingredients. But the highlight is the hand pulled noodle restaurant. You can watch the owners making it in front of you. One pile of dough is pulled and pulled until 10 minutes later it becomes noodles. This place is quite huge.

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3 star rating
May 17, 2015

The food court is great, the only thing that is p@!%!*g me off is a lot of food shops are CASH ONLY, it's super annoying! Be sure to bring enough cash before u come here! (I don't use cash)

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3 star rating
May 10, 2015

This place is ridiculous. Filthy, people shouting, spitting... The parking is a bad joke and the place is taken by chinese immigrants. Don't get me wrong, I'm from China and moved here 8 years ago, but going to this place makes me feel like I'm back in Guangzhou. I'm never going back.

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3 star rating
April 28, 2015

Oh gee, what a great place to be walking/driving in a clockwise/counter-clockwise. Are you seriously retarded too? This mall is just mocking at you when you do it. If not for the food court stuff then avoid this mall like a plague. I come here once every many months so no doubt you can live without it too!

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3 star rating
April 04, 2015

This mall has a store that specifically sells bidets.

I just want to start off by saying I'm not the type of guy that gets impressed by material things. So you drive a Lambo with an "N" tag on the back, and you got the newest LV purse. Cool, like we don't see that in Burnaby parking lots every day. Played out like a Ja Rule album.

But a bidet? That's just impressive. If I was chillin' at... more

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3 star rating
October 20, 2014

Parking your car can be challenging and confusing at first. The mall itself is designed in a round shape and this has affected the parking lot. A little tight to drive in and look for parking especially on weekends where people just flood in. The food court is what I would come back for. They have a wide variety to choose from. This is a mall where you go into when you need to buy something and... more

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3 star rating
June 20, 2014

It stinks... Like really bad.
People are pushy and wear masks
Bad driving is everywhere... more

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3 star rating
June 09, 2014

My parents had a lot of fun here. It reminded them of their days living in Taiwan. I thought this plaza was okay, though it was much different than the markets I've been to in Los Angeles. It was a huge shopping mall filled with little stores and restaurants. You can get so many awesome items that you can't find at the normal American grocery stores like hot water dispensers or bamboo ear... more

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3 star rating
April 10, 2014

The food court is a foodie's paradise. Notables include Want Want's Lambs skewers/burgers, Xu's, Hauxi Noodle Specialist, Delicious BBQ, Fung May's stone bowls.

The market downstairs is pretty awesome too. Beware the asian moms fighting for cheap produce. Pine House Bakery also has some great deals on packaged buns in the front. Check em out!

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3 star rating
February 08, 2014

Things at this mall is very cheap. Lots of options. I think the price here is better than Aberdeen and Yaohan. Will come back again next time when I'm visiting Canada. Ps: Parking is free for the first 3hrs. Awesome!

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3 star rating
February 07, 2014

Options at the food court used to be plenty when it first opened. These days it's mainly 90% from Mainland China and Hong Kong.

Busiest time is between 12 and 2pm. Finding a free table is like trying to park your vehicle at their circular parking garage - mission impossible. This is even worse on weekends if there are special events happening, which takes away 25% of tables.

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3 star rating
February 05, 2014

This mall have the worst parking.. You have to go around in circle.

Do not even bother with P1, continue down to P2 and lower and you have a better chance for easier parking. Once you get into the mall, remember which side you are on.

This mall has a really good food fair, prices are reasonable.

The market on the ground floor is quite popular, the price of fresh veggies is surprisingly... more

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3 star rating
January 05, 2014

I don't usually give out 1star, but I dont have a choice. First off, the parking is just horrible, circular parkade is alright but the spacing is horrible. You would definatly know that a Chinese guy designed it. Second, the place is utterly disgusting, I am surprised that you people can make this place as obnoxious as this! Again Satan wouldn't have done it better than you filth. Thrid, floor... more

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3 star rating
November 06, 2013

It's been years since I've been to Crystal Mall and even though everything has changed in the mall, some for the better and some not so much, there's still enough for me to visit. Firstly the mall is in a circle shape which makes it very easy to navigate for someone as directionally challenged as myself. There are a lot of stores that carry the exact same stuff, it's a dime and dozen place.
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3 star rating
November 03, 2013

Your typical Asian mall. Come here all the time to pick up grocery for the week. If you have to park here don't park in the basement. Whoever designed the parking must be shot. Horrible just horrible. Park on the street if you can.

If your hungry try the food court. Always lots of people there.

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3 star rating
September 02, 2013

The parking lot is scary. Be careful. The spots are tiny, and the lot is shaped oddly. Don't risk your life unless you really need that new lightning wire for your iPhone or that Chinese medicine for your grandmother.....

Crystal mall is one of those places in Vancouver where you don't expect good service or friendly staff. It is purely functional. I treat it like an in and out place, where I... more

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3 star rating
August 03, 2013

While we were up in Vancouver for the day, my boyfriend wanted to check out an "Asian Mall" - we leeched some business' wifi to look up Asian Malls and this was the first result. So we punched in the address and 30 minutes later, ended up in Crystal Mall.

I stepped in the mall and I definitely felt like I was in Asia. Asia (well, in particular China and Taiwan, although I'm sure other Asian... more

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3 star rating
July 25, 2013

The genius who designed this living-hell-on-earth of a parking lot must be proud of himself. Satan could not have done a better job. Parking lot directs one-way traffic, and is a cramped meticulous circle. Given the demographic, the drivers are bad enough already, let alone putting them through this insane crashpark.

Step out of the car and it is BOILING. Like hot-flash boiling. There is no... more

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3 star rating
April 13, 2013

I would say this is the worst parking lot of Chinese mall in greater Vancouver!! It may take you forever to go down to parking.

I went there on Sat afternoon and tried to get something to eat. I got stuck in parking lot over 20 mins and left!! I just parked somewhere else and walked over.

Other than terrible parking, there are some good things in the mall. Large food court with various of... more

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Business Description from the Web
English
July 02, 2013

Crystal Mall offers these services: shopping mall, rental.

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February 26, 2013

In close proximity to Vancouver's City Centre, this happening mall was established in the year 2000. Marking the entry of the mall are seven big roman columns and a complex that features a wide array of shops. The shops are around the mall which is designed in a circular manner. The largest Chinese-Asian Mall in the city, Crystal Mall has over 200 stores and restaurants, expanding over its two... more

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