We hit Yolk's at their funky place on Hastings and Clark last weekend for breakfast and really enjoyed it. Wife had a double smoked bacon double eggs on lemon truffle hashbrowns with sharp white cheddar and I settled on their apparently famous chicken and waffles. Wife's hashbrowns were yummy, I pinch as many as I could get away with. The 2 pieces of fried chicken were juicy and crunchy and made a nice contrast with the sweet waffle. Probably the best chicken and waffles I've had in a while. Service was smooth and friendly with our chatty servers. Great breakfast experience, very reasonable prices.......we'll be back with friends while they are still at this location.
I came here late afternoon today with two friends of mine. When we entered it was like we had been back to the 80's (but every thing was updated) we were seated immediately. the waitress was VERY pleasant and chatted with us....after awhile, she took our orders.
I originally wanted to get a cheeseburger (Surprise surprise) but decided instead to get a lasange with extra cheese and a cesar salad. one of my friends got a indian curry dish, and the other one got a cheeseburger with fries. We didn't wait too long for our food.
I must say that it was impressive, the lasange was large for the price (and tasted good) my friends burger was home made as well as the fries (never tried any , but I know it was delicious just by looking at it) and I don't like curry dishes, but the other guy reported that it was good. the food was very good and the price was low, so we were happy. The waitress came again, cleared our table and again had a pleasant conversation with her. She was the best waitress I have ever had anywhere I have eaten. I know that a waitress must make some small talk with customers; but she actually seemed interested; and we could tell that she wasn't just being nice because it was her job......certainly made us feel very welcomed.
We definitely will be back.....
Came here last week with two friends. I drove with one of my friends; and apparently we had parked at a tow away zone. The waitress informed us about that; and told us we could park at the hotel and register our licence plate with them.
But anyways.....we were amazed with the ambiance. It was very nice and beautiful place. the service was great. I ordered a double cheeseburger with fries; one friend ordered a cheeseburger too and my other friend had a fish dish.....The burger was about $19 (double) it was very delicious.....home made and the fries were terrific. Oh yeah, and we also ordered a nacho platter to share....we asked for extra cheese, but didn't seem we got extra......just regular.
We had a really good time, and enjoyed some good food. Give it a try, you will like it
Bistro Wagon rouge is an unpretentious bistro located by the port (Powell + Victoria). The food is pretty good. Slightly lacking in flavour for the variety of dishes we tried-saying that, I would order them again.
They don't take reservations but are pretty good seating you as soon as they can and they are realistic as to the length of your wait. It is very bistro like in the sense that you are elbow to elbow with fellow guests.
The bread came out warm and was perfectly accompanied by the pâté we shared. The hangar steak was cooked well, and bigger than expected. The mussels were slightly underwhelming but the fries and homemade mayonnaise made up for it. They had bruschetta type appetisers that went down a treat. Our friend really couldn't get enough of the beef tartar. The duck special was a pleasant surprise.
Service is great considering the restaurant is as busy as it is. The kitchen staff are friendly too and not scowly at all when you have to go past them to get to the washroom. Despite the space limitations, it is run really quite positively.
A definite recommendation to try.
Boiled ribs covered in BBQ sauce, literally mashed boiled dry potatoes, old dry vegetables steamed vegetables. Any other pub would have been better. Burgers and sandwiches do not qualify for second half price entrees. I would not have mind the terrible food if they actually honoured the 50% serving entree as advertised, but when the food is that bad and at those process we could have ate better anywhere else.
So I arrived early to meet a friend who I was waiting for 5pm dinner. The owner just stood there and looked at me. No greeting or welcome or would you like to be seated nothing. So I just sat my self down at a table, all of the tables were empty as I was the only customer. Their house is connected to the building so you can hear people talking while you are eating. The door that connects to the house is always open.
Once my friend arrived we started looking at the menu at was on the table, then the server arrived and asked us if we were ready. I ordered shahi paneer and garlic naans and the shahi paneer did not live up to my expectations in the past when I ordered it here the sauce was thick and the cheese pieces were big, this time the sauce was watery and the paneer pieces were like 1/4 of the size they used to be and they didn't put in much paneer and charged me the same price. I felt ripped off.
my friend had the vegetable biryani that was so hot to eat. He started sweating so much and then had to order raita to even it out, still the sweat was pouring out of him and he looked like he had come out of a shower. I had no idea biryani could be so unbearable.
Also, the server was not very helpful we did not feel very welcome and the food was just bland. We kept running out of napkins as most of them were used to clean off the sweat from his forehead.
If you're the sort of person who is put off by abrupt, non-verbal service without a smile just don't come here.
The first couple of times I dined here I was quite ticked by the service. I have come to realize, that's the way it is. So when the server slams down your plate without a word and quickly walks away don't be offended , that's just how they do things.
If you're a clean freak avoid this place as well. Quite frankly this is an old, dirty, greasy restaurant. Whatever you do don't take a walk to the men's washroom and peak in towards the kitchen. It's not a pretty sight.
If you can just ignore those first two things I mentioned you will probably enjoy Honolulu. Tasty, big dishes of food at a very good price. My favorite is the chicken curry.
So bring it on, slam down that plate of curry I'm ready for it!
I have driven past this little dive many a time. But today finally went in! I ordered the simpleton chicken donair. It came to me wrapped in a little bundle all hot crunchy and dripping with yumminess. It was very tasty!!! I will be back. The flavours were a perfect balance of chicken, olives , tomatoes and whatever that heavenly sauce they piut in there. The restaurant owner is quick on his feet, very customer friendly and super courteous. I love seeing little restaurants like this flourish! GO SEE HIM! He will cook you something great!
Pho 99 is consistently good! Their soups are always fresh and I have never had anything there that wasn't fabulous. Their spring rolls are amazing! The place is clean and the staff is so friendly.The service is good and the food is quickly brought out to the table.The menu also has some rice/meat dishes. Very clean and easily found.Yummy and cheap. Huge portions, fresh herbs. This time i eat beef stew . i can feel the herbs and fresh beef when i take the soup, it come with vietnamese bread or rice noodles . i have chosen deep fried banana with ice-cream, hot & cold melt in your mouth, really awesome. I have never felt the need to go online and write a review about a place, but this place is just so good, they deserve it.
It used to be good, however, now a day, not too many customers. First of all, I don't eat pork, I ordered the #23, seafood & pork noodle soup. I've specifically asked them not to have pork.
The waitress brought me my soup and surely, there are a lot of ham (AND ONE PIECE OF SHRIMP & a shrimp cracker) in my bowl. I've told her that i ordered it without the pork and she said to pick out the pork. She said 'the next time, just ask for seafood ONLY'.
First of all, when I ordered the item on the menu (#23 seafood & pork) WITHOUT the pork, shouldn't that clue in as seafood only?
Anyway, i've told her that there's no seafood in my soup, she asked me to dig DEEPER and finally I've found a shrimp. She said, there you go.
I was so pissed...I've NEVER EVER EVER go back there again. She is rude and because of that, I will never recommend anyone to go there again.
Here is the picture of the pork that was in my bowl.
I don't understand how this place has escaped my glutenous attention. Seriously, it's a lovely brunch joint that specialises in Bennies.
There wasn't a line up when we arrived, just before 10 (Sunday) but the place filled up quickly. Seating space is a premium. Squeeze in, it's rather tight.
Service was good. We had three separate wait staff to ask for our order and quite happily gave us more time because we couldn't choose. They were speedy, to get your order, bring the food etc. The place flowed well even when it was packed.
The menu is pretty comprehensive. One bonus is that if you can choose which benny you want, you can get a half and half order. The hash browns were hot and toasty. The benny was really well done. The muffin was perfectly toasted - crunch yet soft enough to mop up the yolk.
I'll be back for sure.
We came in looking a little lost, but our server sat us where we had an excellent view of the Vancouver Harbour. For two Brits, the beer menu did not disappoint and we enjoyed the IPA. The food was pretty good also and I enjoyed the chili. Two of us had the small fish and chips, also very good.
Every time we come to this place, we face the unfriendly reception. It is like we come here for charity, no, we come to pay for our food. I sit down and observe this very same type of attitude toward the other customers. The service is awful, they pretend we are not here. The food is outstanding, do not get me wrong, but the service is horrible. Why only on Lonsdale location are employees' attitudes very poor, the other locations are excellent. No wonder less and less people come here. The company should train these snobby people better before sending them out to work. The company's reputation depends on these people, doesn't it?
I used to order with them at least twice monthly, but feel that 3 poor quality meals in a row is enough to suspect the quality isn't going to be consistent any time soon. Tonight, my dish to rant about was the deep fried chicken balls. God knows I don't eat a lot of greasy food, but had a CRAVING. you know. They came semi warm, which would have sufficed had they been at all, well edible. Hard as rocks, I mean drop them from 40 feet and they wouldn't crack kind of hard. Hammering them open with my fork, I finally made my way inside and found dried up, stringy chicken that probably started as stewing fowl. I've seen better meat in a compost bucket. Brookswood is seriously lacking in the quality Chinese food department, and I've just eliminated yet another source for it. Best advice.. don't even bother.
When we arrived, water was poured quickly, but no server offered drinks (I ordered with food and the wrong size of wine arrived but I was not charged for their mistake). The bread basket was nice and the Caesar salad was interesting and enough for sharing, although it took about 30 min. to arrive. My wife ordered lamb and was told it was not available well done, I ordered steak Oscar. Then there was another long wait for the entrées to arrive. The portions were reasonable, and my wife was happy about this as she has a small appetite. My steak Oscar came without crab. I had to raise my voice for the Maître d' to come, as no server asked if the food was to our liking, and he fixed it quickly. After another wait we were able to order a dessert between us and we liked it. Finally, it took a while to get the bill, the Maître d' noticed that we were waiting to pay, and said he would bring the card machine at once, but took it to another table first. If Carvers cannot improve on service and checking food and drink matches the order, this restaurant needs another operator.
We were the first customers at the "New Buffet " at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam. For seniors over 55 years young, you receive a 25% discount from the $11.99 lunch time price. With the two choices of un-made salads, lukewarm lunch entries and packaged made desserts, it's hard to get a decent lunch.
Wednesday was the first day of the Buffet in Coquitlam, so I guess they were having a few opening day
Of all the places to eat in the Lansdowne Centre food court, ThaiWay Express is probably the one you should avoid. I've eaten here twice, and both times I was immensely disappointed (and this is coming from a guy who prides himself as a very unpicky eater).
I was lured in by the $6.98 price for a 3 entrees plus rice & noodle deal. Sure it's relatively cheap, but I can honestly say that I felt robbed.
I'm going to break down the 5 food items on my plate, as follows...
1) Fried Chicken:
Probably the most boring piece of fried chicken I've probably ever had. Looked appetizing and crispy, but quickly learned that the whole thing was flavorless. I'm not a fan of KFC chicken here in Canada, but I would easily choose it over this place 100% of the time.
2) The Manager's Special:
This dish is essentially glorified (albeit, only by name) honey-garlic spareribs, and was actually the best thing on my plate plate. Of course, this isn't really saying much considering how low the bar was set by the rest. It's tasty enough to not hate it, but definitely not good enough to impress anybody who gives it a shot.
3) The Chicken Curry:
WORST.... CURRY... EVER! Not only was the flavor abysmal, but the entire thing was 80% potatoes & 20% chicken! I swear, that's not even an exaggeration, and you could take my word for it.
4) The "Fried" Rice:
Bland. Just very bland.
Salty. Just very salty.
As for the service, while the server was not rude to me, I could tell they were very stingy indidivuals. The first time I ordered food from this place, I asked if I could have an additional plate so that I would be able to share with my girlfriend, and they handed me a styrofoam plate that's large enough to carry maybe... 4-5 IKEA Swedish Meatballs? Yeah, that should kinda speak for itself...
Long story short, avoid at all cost! Spend the extra buck or two elsewhere so that you wouldn't want to regurgitate your meal immediately after.
WOW. This is my first experience EVER of having a wait staff scold me and give me a lecture out loud. because I thought their avocado smoothie tasted weird this night.
I was a frequent diner and I always order the large meatball pho and an avocado smoothie. Always that combo. The food are usually ok, and not so expensive, and they're open til midnight, I eat dinner very late, that's why I kept coming back.
Tonight, I ordered the large pho first. After I ate the pho, I was not that full yet so I decided to order the avocado smoothie. When it arrived, I noticed the color looked off, you know when an opened avocado is exposed to air for too long and it turns brownish? It looked like that. Plus there were small particles in the smoothie, like red bean particles. I told this to my friend and she said maybe I should try it first. So okay, I tried it, I had a sip. It tastes weird. Either the avocado used was not fresh or for some reason a read bean went into the blender with the avocadoes and ruined the smoothie. But it tasted really different than the usual.
So I went to the counter, brought the smoothie and told them politely that I do not want the avocado smoothie anymore because it tastes weird. The other staff took it and said that's fine if I didn't want it.
When I came back to my table, this wait staff lady just approached us and humiliated me in front of everyone in my table and the other tables around us. She started lecturing loudly that next time, if I didn't want something then I should not order it. She kept insisting there's nothing wrong with it, the avocados are fresh. I said, no it doesn't taste right. She said, "no there's nothing wrong with it and you should not waste food". I said, it didn't really taste the usual. She said, "there is nothing wrong with it. Don't order anything if you don't want it. You are wasting food. Don't waste food, It cost us 4 dollars". I said, you know what I'll just pay for it, don't scold me. She didn't stop. Her voice was loud like she wanted to make a scene and humiliate me. She said, no she won't charge me for that but I shouldn't order it if I can't eat it anymore. She pointed to the large empty pho bowl and said if I am going to eat that much then I should not order an avocado smoothie anymore. WOW. Really? You are going to say that to a customer. A customer who always orders the same thing: large pho + avocado smoothie. I know pretty well I can consume it. At this point I was really pissed off, I tried to say I'll just pay for it, she said no, and then lectures me again about how I should not waste food etc etc. The other people are looking at us already but she would not shut up. She had to give her lecture!
Needless to say I AM NOT going back to this place again! She's lucky she was a lot way older than me, and just out of politeness I did not humiliate her back.
Decided to try out the lunch buffet at India Bistro. Every day they offer an all you can eat. I headed at there at about 1pm. As hungry as I was, the line up and fullness of the place made me believe that I was going in for a joyride.
After talking to a couple of people, I headed out to serve myself. The buffet selection is decent, at the least. A mix for both vegan and non-vegans alike, it is a meal to please everyone. You can find vegetarian curries and meat curries as well. I went conventional and served myself some butter chicken.
The chicken was great. Not too spicy, and not too cooked. Just perfect. I loved going back for a second helping. The rest was okay, but the chicken really stood out for me. Good for going on an empty stomach.
Best value sushi in the area.
There's a lot of sushi in Downtown and the surrounding areas, but this one is probably the one of best value I have been to. It is usually quite stuffy, but once you get a seat everything falls into place.
I love coming here for miso soup, really. This, with their complementary green tea are unbeatable. Rolls are excellent, I honestly would continue coming as frequently even if they were to double the prices. No compromise over fresh sushi.
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