Traditional Chinese Atmosphere
Small, loud and lively — Forum Chinese Seafood Restaurant is like many eateries in China. The ultra-traditional restaurant features a live seafood tank at the entrance, red and gold colours throughout and red lanterns hanging from the low ceiling. Inside exposed brick cubbies, Chinese art hangs on the walls and gold statues perch on the ledge. There’s only space for about 50 diners inside the restaurant, so reservations are recommended as people are often waiting outside for a table. But with an impressive mural depicting a Chinese market scene on the exterior wall, the wait is certainly pleasant on a nice evening!
Authentic, Extensive Menu
Whether you’re in the mood for Szechwan chicken, Cantonese chop suey or a vegetarian feast, Forum can deliver. Forum Chinese Seafood Restaurant boasts a large menu featuring all the favourite Chinese dishes. Start with a lettuce wrap and some spring rolls, before sipping some signature hot and sour soup and then moving on to fried rice, chow mein, barbecued duck and beef bok choy. There are some great chef-designed combination plates, perfect for those who want to try a small sampling of different dishes.
Superb Seafood Selection
There’s a reason “seafood” is in Forum’s name — it’s the restaurant’s specialty! Delectable options include live Dungeness crab, fresh whole lobster and rock cod fillets. Prawns and shrimp also make appearances in more than a dozen dishes. Seafood soups are also noteworthy: try the seafood and wonton or the fresh crabmeat and fish maw.