We've ordered takeout from here several times now and are happy to have a new go-to Chinese restaurant. The food was REALLY good each time. Over the couple times we've ordered, we've had the BBQ pork chow mein (really good); prawns with 3 kinds of mushroom (outstanding); mushroom foo yong (possibly the best foo yong I've ever had); lemon chicken; deep fried tofu with vegetables; some kind of chicken and duck dish; and fried rice. The only dish that wasn't as good was the fried rice; it was kind of dry, so we won't order that one again. But the rest were all GREAT. I wasn't able to try the more traditional Chinese dishes as the people I was ordering with like the 'old favourites' but based on how good these dishes were, I'll definitely branch out more if I order with other people! I highly recommend this place. Can't really comment on the service as we didn't dine in.
I don't understand why this place gets so many good reviews; the food really isn't that great. It's GOOD, but it's not GREAT, so I don't think it's worth the price you pay. I can get way better Indian food at many other places in Vancouver, for much less. The service was mediocre, too; the server was never around when we needed her, and she seemed indifferent at best. The decor and ambiance are really nice, so maybe that's why people like this place so much. But it was also freezing inside; half the people in the restaurant were wearing their coats, and when we told the server how cold we were, she said she'd do something about it but obviously didn't; we were there 2 hours and never took our coats off!
I've been here a few times now (always with friends who want to go; I'm happy to give it a miss) and each time, the food was OK but definitely not outstanding.
We had not been here for a long time and I guess we never went in winter, because the room was freezing cold. We asked to be moved to a table away from the window and the draft -- and we had an argument about it. I couldn't believe it, the waitress basically said no because they were saving those tables for larger parties. We insisted and then the manager came over an said "Oh alright". At least we were out of the draft but the room was really cold. Customers were eating with their coats on. I think that should be a pretty clear hint to management to turn up the heat.
Service after that was OK. Food was OK. I had the Lamb shank and my partner had the House special, but the chicken breast was overcooked and dry. At $18 dollars the cheaper lamb shank cut is not a deal. There are lots of Greek restaurants around, where you can actually get a nice cut of roast lamb so I don't think we'll be back.
Very very satisfied with the food and the customer service!! Had a very pleasant experience and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good indian food, including all my friends and family. The dishes are absolutely worth your money and I will come back to Handi Indian Cusine again and again.
Recently I happened to dine at James Street Grill. A friend and I decided to check out the menu and we were pleasantly surprised at the variety of dishes to choose from. The waiter who was helping us was so helpful and nice that we decided we would dine in. As soon as we were seated, another waiter brought over a jug of water and asked us if we would like to order any drinks. My friend decided to order a mango shake and the butter chicken and I decided to have the steak with masala potatoes special. We were seated fairly close to a warm fireplace and the music was a nice easy to listen to instrumental. The ambiance was cozy and welcoming and overall quite cheerful. I must say that this restaurant is very clean because I saw one waitress coming around and wiping all the salt and pepper shakers and refilling each table with sugar. For myself I can not stand grabbing the salt shaker and then realizing that my hands are all sticky. I was glad to see that they pay attention to detail. Anyways our food came out pretty fast and was hot in temperature. My steak was cooked to par, juicy and tender. The masala potatoes were small chunks of potato in a nice whipped tomato base sauce. They were excellent, I would recommend them! My friend enjoyed her butter chicken. She said that the sauce was unlike any other butter chicken she has tried because the sauce had a pleasant tang to it. Both meals were a delight. Just as we were finishing our meals a big group of people came in. To our surprise the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper was sitting in the corner with a group of people. The ambience was exceptional, the food was delicious, the service was great and we couldn't believe our eyes. Anyways we decided to order a dessert and the waiter recommended the High Five chocolate cake which was huge so we shared it. We also had a cup of chai tea which was not too spiced. Overall we will definitely be dining at James Street again.
Not bad for another pho place. Prices are on par with others in the area. Service is decent (same gentleman served us the two times we've been there). Newly opened so it still feels pretty clean. The appetizer deep fried chicken wings tastes really good. Nice and crisp batter with juicy wings and drumettes along with a generous side of plum dipping sauce. $4 Grilled subs are pretty good as well.
Only complaint is the oiliness of the pho soup. I'm not sure if all pho places are as oily like this and I just noticed it, or if it's just this restaurant. The oil in the soup that was spilt on the table and also left in your bowl after you finish the contents of the noodle soup actually solidified within the time span of our meal. It wasn't a very pleasant sight to see white lard spots forming on the table while we ate.
Will return for the yummy wings though.
Been here twice now and both times I enjoyed ramen which is a little different than the other places in Vancouver (Benkei). The place looks clean and servers speak Japanese. The noodles are thinner than usual and more like soba. You get a choice of "fatty" soup and pork or regular lean soup and choices of Shoyu, Shio, etc. I haven't been to Kintaro or Santouka yet so hard to compare but for decent ramen in N.Bby, this may be the only choice.
Ordered online since they delivered to my area and I have company comping over.
Food- average, nothing amazing. It was hot when it arrived and tasted good, but not my favourite place to order from. Ordered "large" sizes and had lots of leftovers!
Service - They arrived at the wrong time. I submitted my order for delivery at 6:50 and they were there at 6. I did make amistake and entered my address wrong and they had to call and confirm and were very nice about it.
Value - Again, average. They had a 20% off discount if you ordered over $50 which was nice. All in all, I think I'd continue to go elsewhere.
Very disappointing in the entire evening.
This place is going down hill fast.
Screaming kids running around the Dining Room at 9pm??? I sent my steak back because it was tough and uneatable and my wife returned her pork because it was raw.
I read on their site that their was a dress code but to increase revenue they are now allowing anyone to dine.
Staff are trying to start a Union because of the poor work environment.
Do not support this kind of establishment.
Ate here Saturday night 6PM Dec 7th.
Ordered a caprese salad which was ok. Then had the Margherita Pizza and the Farfalle Del Mare.
The Pizza was just terrible. Smothered with some kind of cheese definitely not fresh mozzarella. Crust greasy and no flavor. I've had better pizza from a freezer in superstore and it didn't cost $17...
The Pasta was overcooked and the sauce was bland.
The service was nice and friendly. however I'm not going back here.
With Broadway littered with various sushi restaurants it is hard to decide where to go. I love sushi and have tried many. The best so far...until the new addition of Sake Maki was Temaki. But I have to say Sake Maki is by far the new favourite. I created an account on here just to review it. The food is fantastic, the service accommodating and helpful. Yaki Udon if outstanding, The rolls fabulous. gyoza etc. I have tried a lot of the menu and it is all great and fantastic value.
Try it and it will be your new favourite.
I threw a surprise party there. Waitresses were very nice, they made such a big deal that I am throwing a party for my wife.
On my way I messed up the cake, and the chef fixed it for me.
They were warm and kind and everyone of my guests were happy to be there.
The food was very good, sufficient and the price was fair.
I will go there often now and strongly recommend it for everyone.
This is a noisy bistro, but the food is both creative (in flavour and in presentation) and delicious. At their prices, the dishes are reasonable value for money. Everything we tried, from appetizers to mains, is outstanding. Seating is cramped, and tables are small, but the plates are also small and meant for sharing, so that's fine. The wine selection is OK but not great. Service is excellent. I will return.
My significant other and I visited this place on a weekday evening. It was our 2nd time here and just like the first, we liked it.
Our dishes were warm, food was great and the place was clean and dimly lit - great atmosphere for a date. Most importantly, the place was clean.
We recently dined at Salmon house in West Van and we found that the food in Cloud nine was WAAAYY better, and less expensive.
I would defintely come back again.
I went to Sango's because I felt like Japanese for dinner before seeing a movie and since it's right by Cineplex I thought I may as well try this place out. Well, I'm kind of disappointed because I eat at Japanese restaurants in Maple Ridge area often and although the food was delicious, this place appears to be a lot more expensive than the rest I've been to and the portions given are smaller. The service is really good though.
I've ordered from this place a few times, and they frequently get my order wrong. However, the pizza has always been pretty good, until tonight. I decided to try the gluten free crust this time. I ordered the pestate pizza (hold the cheese). It arrived in about an hour and they remembered to hold the cheese (which often they don't). When I picked up a slice it was actually dripping with grease, The top had pools of grease and the crust looked like it had been soaked in it. It was mostly inedible. I've never had such gross pizza before. I don't know if it was the gluten free crust or the pestate pizza but it was absolutely gross.
And if your rice sucks, then your restaurant sucks. This is a take out place in Lougheed mall with a couple of seats inside. It is a franchise I think and some are better than others. The one at Coquitlam Centre is very good.
This one was bad. The seaweed was very chewy and rubbery, the rice was undercooked and crunchy. That wrecks any sushi. The Cali roll did not have avocado but was cheap enough to excuse that.
All in all though, I would not be back. There's too much sushi out there to suffer this.
Feeling obligated to update. Same "new" owners but a "new and better" restaurant for sure! This restaurant was closed for a while for renovations and recently reopened. We had to check it out. The entrace is now off of Lonsdale. The dining room is completely open, spacious, bright, and new. Many big screen TVs have been added --great because the hockey game was on. The menu has some new options. Plates, cups, glasses, etc. were all clean and new. The prices went up a tiny bit (25-50 ¢) but the quality, quantity, and presentation of the food was great! It is on a different level now -- such an improvement! The fellow who served us was great and our food arrived freshly-made in a timely manner. Our tea and water was topped up regularly and empty plates were removed promptly. My partner loved the fried calamari! All the rolls were fresh and tasty. The sashimi was fresh and portions were generous. We were so full and completely satisfied when we left. Hope they keep this up! Glad we can count again on Sushi Katsu as our local "go-to" sushi place! If you liked it before, you will love it now!
Great visit to Lift the other day. Went in for an early dinner before going to the hockey game. Once there we found out that they had happy hour at the bar. No drink discounts but all the food was half price. Even had $1 oysters. Dinner was really good. I had the Cornish game hen and the mrs had a venison that was great. Service was good and restaurant was clean and probably has the best views in Vancouver.
I have been eating at Mahek for a number of years at the original location and at the new location in Panorama. I am forced to write a review based on my excellent experiences I've had here and also the somewhat biased negative reviews I've read on this place. I have always had a great experience at Mahek and this restaurant has been winning the No1 accolade since 2006 in the reader choice reviews and that should say something. Why do people which I presume to be rival operators stoop to this level I don't know. Whilst I agree with some of the comments that I have experienced they are very rare. The great food and mostly excellent service makes up for it. My recent experience was part of a group in the private room and all the staff were excellent as was the food. I recommend this place heartily!!!! Try for yourself then be the judge,
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