Why do I come back??
OK why is this place still in business?? Really Why?
Lets see - I only went back because last time we went we got oil slimed zucchini. with no coating. I complainded and got some $20 coupon. Went back - not sure why. Ordered onion rings for $7. Got 7. That's a buck and onion ring. Umm Ok.
Ordered a 9 ounce glass of wine. They asked if I wanted another . I said yes but only a 6 oz. Got a 9 ounce anyway and got charged for it. Nice scam.
Pirate packs are less than spectaluar anymore.
I ordered some tandoori quinoa bowl.. SOunded WAY better than it was. .Was supposed to come with naan bread - did not come, Had to ask and wait while they cooked it - even though it was on the description. Was supposed to come with cilantro sour cream. I had to ask for it. I mentioned that it was on the description and i was a little aggravated because I had already had to ask for the naan and it was not treated like a very big deal. Waitress says "Ok so do you want the sour cream or the manager?" WTF?? I just wanted what I ordered and paid for. It was supposed to have sliced almonds. None. The whole thing was a very amature white curry deal that was not very good. Stick to deep fried crap and burgers
I really hate white spot. Do not waste your money. Go to a good restaurant - like Dennys or McDOnalds.
I went to Urban Gate with my family and found the menu pricey and ordered off the specials which was more in tune what their prices should be at Urban Gate. Good atmosphere but the bakery is overpriced and other Persian places are cheaper with the same quality of desserts, etc. I would not go there in a long time and it fell short to get my recommendation. You can watch tv in the men's washroom, the jury is out on that theme....too bad Kandoo went out of business.
We went far to North Vancouver and were disappointed in the very poor service and the food was marginal, not exceptional. I don't value it when a restaurant feels it is entitled to a tip when it should be earned and not given on a silver platter. They lost my recommendation and respect.
What can I say, truth hurts, skimpy portions and they have the audacity to charge $13 for a buffalo chicken sandwich and a little salad that is befitting of a child's portion not an adult and should be only $10. Food is okay but portions are poor value. When an adult goes to eat and pays $13+ you'd expect them to be fairly satisfied with a full stomach. No wonder I have not eaten there for years, nothing changes.
Me and my friends dine in regulary, prices are pretty average with the portions. Great tasting food from what you expect from a pub. The dinning area is dimmly lit, but it has alot of charactor. Staff is timely and friendly. I recommend this place for a casual place to have a beer or hangout.
I went in for a quick bite on my way home. The first impression was good. It was well lit, clean, quiet. The menu seemed to be trying too hard so I settled for a simple steak sandwich(medium well) with gravy on the side.
When the food arrived, the steak was pre-cut in thin slices and spread over the garlic toast. It was also rare to medium rare rather than medium well, so I sent it back. The server returned with it about 2 minutes later. The cook had simply pan fried the steak pieces and re-served the meal with the same fries and garlic toast. The fries were dry, cold and tasteless. The gravy tasted as if it was canned and slightly burnt. The garlic toast was passable. I paid about $19 for this disaster.
This was arguably one of the worst meals that have had in along time. The ONLY saving grace was that at least the server was pleasant. I doubt that I will ever darken their door again.
This place used to be alright but it has gone downhill. The food looked old (dry, changing colour and bruised) and now they charge more than is stated on the sign/menu. I will definitely never go back. The sauces don't have flavour and if you ask for extra sauce they give you a teaspoon amount in the smallest dish (which is not nearly enough).
Came shopping at Costco, and was told of a friend of mine of their restaurant, so gave it a try.
It's really pretty simple. They have long hot dogs for about $1.50. I ordered the chicken strips and fries. The chicken strips were pretty good. Wasn't too thrilled about the fries myself, but know a lot of people that do like it. Some of my chicken strips were small. I mentioned this to the lady who was working there, and she cheerfully gave me two extra strips.
Good tasting strips. Fries were ok, priced ok, considering I was dining at a warehouse, and not even at a fast food joint....would be ok paying that price at Dairy Queen. Should be a little cheaper in my opinion, but ok.
Ambiance? well I'm dining at a ware house, so if I have to rate ambiance according to dining experience....poor poor and poor.
But as said, for what it is, it wasn't bad. I'm sure i'll get some food again another time when I shop at Costco for sure
I do not want to be too hard on the place as the fish, chowder, and house salad are actually fairly good. That said, the thing that I cannot get over is that they use generic brought in frozen fries that aren't cooked quite long enough to achieve what most people would deem as the required texture of a good chip. Someone should develop a mobile application so that users can tag places that use frozen fries as places to not order fries from.
The first time I went to No. 9, it was ok. I ordered the deep fried spicy squid and mushrooms on bakchoy. Mediocre food at an expensive price.
This time I went, the manager came up to me and promoted tonight's special - Lamb Hotpot. So.. I ordered that. Then I heard the waitresses whispering to each other saying "what lamb hotpot.. we don't have lamb hotpot..." And 10 minutes later, a waitress came up to me saying "sorry, we ran out of the lamb hotpot tonight." In my head I was like ...WHAT? IT'S ONLY 6pm. So instead I ordered the deep fried spicy squid and the jellyfish.
This time, the deep fried spicy squid was terrible. It was overly battered such that the excess batter inside was goopy. Also, the spices weren't even mixed with the squid.. they just aggregated in the center of the dish. The squid had no flavor this time.
The jelly fish was the instant jellyfish I can buy at supermarkets. It was definitely not restaurant quality. It was hard and you can see they only served me the ends of it. It costed me 9 bucks for instant jellyfish. They also served me sauce on the side, which was just vinegar with little pieces of pickled ginger. I have never seen this before. All other places mix the sauce with the jellyfish before serving and it does not taste like vinegar, but has small red chili flakes. I asked if they had sesame seeds so I can sprinkle some on like a real dish but they said they don't have any. What kind of Chinese restaurants don't have sesame seeds?
If you google a jellyfish dish you can see there is thick jellyfish strips, chili flakes, sesame seeds, and it'll look tender and juicy.
I went here on my birthday for a casual but fun Mexican cuisine experience. I've been here several times before. Here are some tips to set up your expectations for if you do decide to venture here:
1) Don't expect any sort of standard service from this place. They will ignore you, forget about you, purposely avoid walking by your table, and not offer refills on your beverage
2) Order as soon as you can (that is if you even decide to go here, which you shouldn't) as it will take over 20 mins before they will take your order and then even longer for you to get your food (between 30 mins to 60 mins)
3) Expect when you DO get your food, that it won't be good, authentic or tasty.
4) There are NO refills on the chips and salsa that you get, and you will only get enough for a few chips per person with what does come. This has been recently made smaller since they changed their menu and upped their prices.
5) The English of most of the staff is broken, and it can be difficult to communicate health inquiries and allergies.
6) They recently raised their prices, so if you had remembered this place fondly for good portions and good value, forget this and go in expecting less for more.
Now my experience:
I have a raw tomato allergy, but have successfully eaten here multiple times without any problems. I usually always order the fajitas, I just ask for a few substitutions to accommodate. This time, not only did the food take a really long time when we went there when there weren't many other patrons, but it was terrible and they put tomatoes in my chimichanga, despite me advising of this and stating that it will make me very sick, and potentially die. I told the server that I would not be paying for the meal, as it was inedible and after waiting for over 30 mins to get our entree, I didn't want to wait any longer for it to be remade. The server said he would send over his boss, which I was fine with. The server came back, after obvious conversations in Spanish with him and advised me that the boss (read bartender) was too busy to come by and talk to me. To me that's a big **** you to a customer. It shows lack of respect and made me feel even less valued as a client who had dined there several times before. My boyfriends meal was okay, but definitely not up to the quality that we are use to, as his chicken quesadilla was more of a cheese one. When we left we weren't told good night, or sorry or anything, we were flat out ignored. It was like we weren't even there.
I will NEVER go back here again. I refuse to be treated rudely when I am paying for a meal. If you want to go for Mexican, go a few doors down to the other Mexican restaurant. They are only open until 8 though, so plan accordingly.
My girlfriend decided she wanted us to go to Kobe for dinner recently, it was a great idea. We had a awesome dinner, lots of seafood, steak and fresh veggies. We had sake and watched the show while they cooked our food, the chef was a blast! A Kobe date night is a must in the future.
We went here for lunch today ... read the reviews on this a couple of years ago and have been dying to try this place!!! Wish I didn't go.
The food was good but overly priced!!! Two mushroom burgers with cheese shouldn't be $30!!! The french fries were good. The place was very clean ... the bathrooms were immaculate ... service good but because of the pricing ... definitely not going back.
Ordered food for delivery and thought website and flyers say the place is open till 11, however they were not enthusiastic at 9pm to take my order stating they wanted to shut early as it was empty. Though my GF told me to pass I kept the faith and ordered. I spoke to Siddhartha himself and when the order was placed i noticed it was more than what I usually pay. Upon asking him he stated he stated he had a new menu, suppliers, etc (blah blah blah) and assured me I was getting the best of it. I noticed my menu flyer had a 5 free samosas coupon upon an order of over 35 but he said that was not valid as he changed the menu. I ordered 2 portions of gulab Jamuns which is usually 4 a portion, thus making it 8. And so the delivery guy arrived and gave me the food and the menu with the same prices but siddhartha thought it was fine to charge me more and then tells me his guy made a mistake. Food came I noticed the take out portions were smaller than usual, the food was as expected, however there were 3 samosas instead of 5, 4 gulab jamun instead of 8 and upon confronting him he started arguing and gave some really bizarre reasons. ALL I ASKED WAS TO DELIVER WHAT WAS ADVERTISED AND ACCORDING TO THE PRICES HE PRINTED. I HATE LIARS AND EVEN MORE PEOPLE WHO JUSTIFY THE LIES!!
I went to Santa Rosa and was quite surprised to find that it is also a restaurant. I thought it was a tortilla making business only. To my surprise, they are a Mexican Restaurant too and from the looks of it, very popular with the business people in the area.
Great place for fresh, authentic Mexican food! Great tortillas!
Went to this new restaurant on Saturday night and it was good. Food has lots of local ingridents. Drinks were excellent. Service was also very good. I know there are lots of choices to try when you are in Gastown but i would try this restaurant again. The decor is also nice and nice relaxing music playing in the background. The portions are not hugh so some people may find it a bit pricy. Parking is also difficult in the area.
My friend and I dropped in for dinner last night. The room itself is nice looking but the way the entrance door is setup, a gust of cold wind entered the place anytime someone entered.
The menu is not extensive but what we had was well made and presented. My companion had the Ling Cod and I had the Beef Short Ribs. The flavours were well balanced and tasty, properly seasoned and presented. The portions were appropriate for the price.
The issue I had there was that although the room is setup mostly as a restaurant, the staff and ambiance tilt more towards a bar. The music was mostly current or "classic" rock, which is fine for a bar...but if you are actually trying to have a dinner and talk, it was a bit much.
The service was OK, but the server did not know very much about the menu and had to go to the kitchen a couple of times to answer a couple of our questions. The servers were all very friendly but the level of professionalism was definitely lacking.
If you are looking for some upscale bar food later in the evening, then this may be OK, but I would go next door to Glowball for a dinner before going back to West Oak again.
Very good Pho noodle soup, and chicken. The owner will remember you after a few times and is more friendly after that. Avoid this place from 11:45am-12:30pm Mon-Fri. They get the high school crowd in at that time and it gets crazy in there. My last time there, I waited for 35 minutes to get my Pho even though I was the second customer in the restaurant. It was the only time I waited even more than 10 min, but on this day the owner chose to get all of the high school students fed before making my order. Haven't returned since in principal, but I do miss the food.
Quaint little place with good portions of decent Pho. My family does have other Pho places that they prefer, but this one is close to our home and never disappoints. Owner takes a bit of warming up but once he gets to know you, he remembers your preferences. Give it a try for a nice meal.
Our server was extremely good. She was always smiling, attentive, and made us feel welcome. The food was pretty good, but so expensive. For one burger, a chicken sandwich, pulled pork poutine, one pop, and 9oz glass of white wine our bill was $65 including tip. Ouch!!! We could go to the Keg for that price. For that reason alone, we will not be returning.
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