I quite like this place. Just on the edge of the sketchy part of town the pub has a huge open feel to it if you sit at the bar. Large open windows let's the sun come in and gives you a chance to watch the various characters go by.
Word of warning, the beer and cider prices will knock your socks off. Last visit I ordered a pint of Lonetree Cider, something new I am told by the bartender to replace the same old same old Strongbow. A pint of this cider will set you back almost a ten spot, even made the bartender wince when I asked how much it cost.
Here's the trick or should I say the value of this place. Go during Happy Hour between 3-6pm. For every order of a pint of beer or cider you get "free" wings. That's right, for that 8.50 beer or near 10.00 cider you get a nice order of fresh, hot wings.
They have a long list of sauces to choose from, my favorite is the Thai Chili. These wings are good too, nice and meaty, and they give you at least ten to twelve big one's. So do the math. An order of wings at any other bar would be at least ten maybe eleven dollars. During Happy Hour along with your pint they are "free", so for me that is quite a good deal. I have ordered more than one pint and they are quite happy to give you more wings.
The staff are nice and attentive. There when you glass runs dry, friendly too.
Take note, my review is based only on the Happy Hours special and their wings I have never been there any other time and have never ordered anything else off the menu.
Outside Happy Hour specials if beer is that much the rest of the food better be amazing.
The food was mediocre at best. I ordered my mango chicken non-spicy but it came out spicy. My husband ordered his dish spicy and it was not. I think they just got the two mixed up. We didn't complain because the food didn't taste that good anyway, and a little spice wouldn't have made much difference. The restaurant looked like it needed some cleaning and the water glass felt greasy. I don't think I will come back and won't recommend it.
I am a long time customer of Omnitsky, (over 15 years at least.)
It has always been a great place to enjoy a good quality shaved roast bed sandwich on rye. Service was always pleasant and a great place to chat with the employees or the owner about current events. Before they moved from the Cambie Street location I would give them 4-5 across the board.
Now the bad... As usual I ordered my heated roast beef on rye with dijon without even looking at the menu. My wife was not very hungry so she ordered a small potato salad for take out. When I got to the check out my $8-9 sandwich was now $13... OK I thought to myself Vancouver is getting more expensive to live in.. so I can swallow this 30-40% increase in price because the food is good. But when I looked in the bag the potato salad was not there, (at least I thought.)
As it turns out the thimble of potato salad that was INCLUDED on Cambie now was an extra $3.75! AND no kosher pickle was included anymore. When I brought this to the attention of the staff in the kitchen, (all new by the way,)... all they said rudely is "It's been that way as long as I have worked here." Now certainly I can't be the first person to complain about a 8-9$ sandwich going to almost $20 with tax, so I asked the man at the check out. He was not new to the store and confirmed that many are complaining. He said that it was because the new rent was so expensive. For this rating I have given the Service a 1 and continue to do so despite the fact that this man was sympathetic to my position... and I do so because the women in the kitchen were so rude and uncaring. (They made me feel cheap and like I was bothering them for asking about these changes.)
Before I left, I took the potato salad out of the bag and asked the people in line behind me if this looked like $3.75 worth of food? (The container is about the size of a toonie and maybe 3 cm high.) All of them said that it looked like it was about "$1 worth of food... maybe $1.50 on the outside"
I really like the owner and would like for him to respond to this and change some pricing. I realize that things will get more expensive over time but to raise the price 100% (if you include the potato salad,) and hire staff that are 10% as good as the old staff is a recipe for disaster.
I hope that this is not a trend that we will see in Vancouver restaurants... or our great culinary gems may be a victim of the the overall success of our City's popularity.
We stopped in at the Fish Shack for a late lunch before the Canada-Swiss FIFA game. We got a table near the front entrance patio which was nice with the breeze. I can understand some people's complaints about the close quarters among tables. Service was fine.
Our calamari appetizer was pretty good, a different breading, not as crunchy as most but the aioli was very tasty. Fish and chips for both of us. My haddock was very good, crispy batter, lots of fish. Hand cut fries were perfect. The horseradish coleslaw was a bit overdressed with dressing running out into the fries, making some soggy. Wife's cod was also good but a bit small so I shared some haddock with her. She didn't care for the Asian coleslaw, it was very overdressed and didn't appeal to her at all. But generally she loved her F&C.
$58 for two with tip. Overall, other than the slaws missing the mark a bit, it was a good pre-game lunch. And Canada won. Yea!
The restaurant is in a somewhat run down area of Surrey but don’t let appearances deceive you. It is a very small restaurant but we were very warmly greeted as we walked in the door. It is a very casual restaurant and there is not much in the way of ambiance but the service was very good and the food was served in generous portions and very well prepared.
When we first ordered our waitress told us that we had probably ordered too much food. We were thinking the portions sizes would be what we generally get at Japanese restaurants that we’ve dined at. We received complimentary bowls of miso soup, very tasty and it was served with spoons for those of you who do not like to just pick it up and drink from the bowl. We had an appetizer of gyoza and they were also very good. Ebi Suomono was served with 2 good sized shrimp that were very tender. Most of the time when we order this dish they just have a few tiny shrimp in the bowl. We also had the following dishes. BBQ short rib on special. It came on a sizzling platter with mushrooms and onions on the bottom that had soaked up the flavor of the sauce and meat. Delicious. Chicken teriyaki was also a very generous portion and came on a bed of cabbage and mushrooms. Shrimp tempura was one of the best shrimp tempura that I’ve had. The batter was very light and crispy. It was not at all oily. Heavenly. We had 2 bowls of rice with our dinner. For dessert we finished off with tempura ice cream. I think I would rather just have plain ice cream, however the presentation of the ice cream was lovely with chocolate sauce drizzled over top and a sliced strawberry.
The total tab for this feast was just under $40.00 before tip. The service was very good. Our waitress was so cheerful and she checked on us frequently to ensure that we had everything we required.
We would definitely return to Okonomi
I have had two pretty awful experiences with this restaurant, and it's safe to say after the last one I will NEVER go back there.
The first time was a few months ago during exam week at university. Myself and a couple buddies ordered food from Wonderful Szechuan and had it delivered to the school (Cap U--not that far from the restaurant, but none of us had cars and it was pretty late at night). As we were unpacking the food we realized they hadn't given us chopsticks. The cafeterias on campus were closed and of course nobody had any utensils lying around. What kind of Chinese food establishment doesn't include chopsticks with take out or delivery?? So we called the restaurant and they REFUSED to bring us chopsticks and even had the audacity to tell us that including chopsticks in a delivery was a "special request", which makes absolutely no sense. They were incredibly rude and stubborn over the phone and we had to eat our food with our fingers. Disgusting.
Deciding that maybe this was a one-time bad experience (and because I've worked in customer service for years and know sometimes bad things happen and didn't want to make a big deal of it), I went back to WS last night after a long work week and just wanting some chow mein. I ordered the shredded pork chow mein at the restaurant for take-out. When I got home I opened it and it was some sort of rice meal with egg. Not even close to what I ordered. So I called the restaurant to tell them they had given me the wrong order, and they told me to come to the restaurant and they would exchange it. Again, I don't have a car, and in any case I didn't think it was fair that I had to go all the way back to the restaurant because they had messed up. So I asked to have the right food delivered to me. The girl on the phone told me they were very busy and only had one delivery guy, and it would take at least an hour for him to bring me my food. It was about 7:30 at this point and I was hungry, but I let it go and just asked for it to be delivered ASAP. The guy shows up and gives me nothing but attitude, then demands that I give him the wrong dish they had given me. This is AN HOUR AND A HALF later, might I add, almost 9 o'clock, so of course I had eaten a bit of that dish, because I was HUNGRY and they took FOREVER. The guy proceeded to get angry that I had eaten some of it, raising his voice and saying "You should't have done that, you can't do that, why would you eat it if it wasn't what you ordered??" They NEVER told me on the phone they would want the other food BACK, and it never occurred to me that they would, because why on earth would they? It would just go into the garbage, would it not? It was COLD and definitely unsanitary if they tried to give it to someone else.
This is where it gets truly appalling. The guy then TRIES TO COME INTO MY HOUSE, and when I tell him to BACK UP he demands to use MY PHONE to call his boss. I refuse to let him do that, and then he yells at ME to call his boss and talk to her about all this. Then he demands to see how much of the food I had eaten. I showed him--probably more than half the container remained--and he said "it's almost all gone". Then he TOOK MY FOOD AND WALKED AWAY. So not only did I not get the food I actually ordered, but he took the food that I PAID FOR, so I was left with eleven wasted dollars and NO FOOD. I live in a basement suite and as he was leaving he bent down to my open window and yelled "F*CK YOU" at me through the window.
Horrified, I called the restaurant immediately and told them exactly what had just happened. The manager came on the phone and proceeded to chew me out in exactly the same way, questioning why I had eaten the food. Then she demanded I come down to the restaurant and they would refund me, but made no mention of if I would actually get my food. I refused to go down there, and then she HUNG UP ON ME.
I have never had a more awful, horrifying service experience in my life. The delivery guy was extremely aggressive and I am a young woman alone in my house--it was terrifying. And they basically stole from me because they took away the food I had actually paid for, not to mention being incredibly rude and stubborn. Worst experience ever, screw that place. Never going back again.
I have to say that Fatburger is a good place to eat burgers...the quality of the beef and fresh patties...not frozen. The lady at the cashier was friendly but I was looking at the staff in the kitchen and one did not have any gloves on...I saw here put the buns in the toaster and the cashier lady was working in the kitchen part but no gloves and I do not think she even washed her hands.
I usually say something about this....but I did not want to because she was a sweetheart and good service and also gave me a deal on the extra stamp....all in all the only think is not wearing gloves and please do not touch your face too much....and especially money......money is dirty!!!
I do hope someone reads my review and makes a change about this......burgers are pricey but they are not by far McDonald's.
Place is ok...a lot bigger than the other ones that I have seen so far. Just wash your hands and do not touch your face too much.
No complaints here. The food was good. Their recipes for fried fish, fries, and cole slaw are good. Their rolls are good. Their prices are fair. Service with a smile. A panhandler came into the restaurant while we were there, and the staff were nice to him. That impressed me. Overall, one doesn't expect with fish and chips to have some kind of a gustatory explosion of wonderfulness...it's just fish and chips after all. But I was not disappointed in any way, and I wish these guys continued good business.
There may be no Japanese restaurant like Hi Genki anywhere in North America, maybe the world? It's in a seniors home. The elderly people eat over there, and the customers eat over here. There's a Japanese-Canadian museum and cultural centre next door. The key to the washroom is attached to a giant wrench. Plain old utilitarian tables and chairs in cafeteria-style environment, a few Japanese decorations here and there - but nothing fancy - simple but decent Japanese food. Line ups to get in. Lots of parties ordering food both to eat there and to go. The most popular dishes as I gleaned from looking around - fish on the bone, which people were picking up and eating with their hands, and huge bowls of Japanese-style curry. Very nice servers. Inexpensive. Unique experience.
I have been to White Spot a many of times.....so obviously I do like it.
Yesterday was a disappointment though. I usually get a cheeseburger and fries and sometimes a side of dry ribs and think I am in wonderland.
Yesterday however; I decided to go with a friend for Fish and Chips. I ordered an extra piece of fish (with fries) my friend just had some wine and beer (go figure)
I've had their fish and chips quite a few times, so was disappointed to see how small 3 pieces of fish and some fries came to for $16.50...... It tasted fine, but the price didn't warrant it. I ordered some dry ribs to again this time. I ordered salt and pepper and notice at the Broadway location they bring a dip....side sauce and when I enquired this to the waitress she said they don't have it for their dry ribs (but they do) get it at other White Spot locations.
Service was mediocre this time.....Just like the food....Guess they didn't want to break the set.
We will return, but I think I am going to stick with Red Robin for fish and chips.....and do burgers at ither place
This little restaurant consistently makes the freshest, most delicious Nachos I've ever had. They are INCREDIBLE.
Fresh tortilla chips, very generous amounts of avocado, diced tomato, cheese, refried beans and more. Clearly made with passion.
They have impressive selection of different meats available, so there's plenty of different flavour combinations to explore.
It was a horrible experience! Bad service and a bit old sashimi! I don't recommend it at all! The only server in the store saw me was standing at the front door and she didn't try to say hi or whatever to me. After I found a seat that face to the window by myself, she didn't even try to give me the menu! I came towards her and asked for the menu at the end. Because of the sunlight, I asked her if I could change the seat. She replied me impatiently:" just wait!" I ordered sashimi for 1 and prawns tempura. I only ate half of the sashimi because I can see they were old. The prawns tempura was ok but used too much flour. I only paid 10% tips cause I felt there was no service at all! By the time I paid my bill, I gave the pos machine to her and told her "thank you". She didn't said anything back to me!
First, it's not authentic Vietnamese/Cambodian. It's Chinese-run - not that this is necessarily bad - but the Vietnamese writing on the menu, and the Vietnamese/Cambodian decor in the restaurant, almost makes it feel like the people who run the restaurant are trying to fool the customers. So, if it's not authentic Vietnamese/Cambodian, what is it? It's stodgy Chinese-Canadian food, essentially - greasy and heavy - but with a Vietnamese twist. Greasy and heavy oyster omelet...maybe there was a total of 2 oysters in the whole thing, chopped up into little pieces, barely noticeable. For 15 bucks plus tax and tip...a rip-off. Pea tips were good, but overpriced. Veggie dumplings were greasy and heavy. Overall, really disappointing considering all the hype Phnom Penh has been getting over the years. People were lined up, and we had to wait 20 minutes for a seat. Of course, people line up for the crap at Timmy's too. Not that Phnom Penh serves crap...just a really disappointing experience, and almost 50 bucks for lunch for two, without drinks, and to leave dissatisfied...tsk,tsk.
The Food: Wings are breaded or un-breaded, I usally go with the breaded because for me it enhances the flavor of the wing. Presentation was what I would expect from a sports bar. The prices where mid-high in my view, $10 for a lbs , $20 for 2lbs and so on. Overall these wings were good, it came out hot and flavorful. I have only been to this place five times, and it looks like I will have to keep going until I have tried all the 256 flavors. Having this many flavors I find is a bit over kill especially when you have the basic wing sauces and spices all mixed together creating all these sub flavors that are sometimes hit an miss. This makes the decision process much longer and harder, however waitress does carry a little guide with them, which I dig but life would be much easier if the had it on the menu.
I ordered my favorite, the Caribbean Jerk ( SISCO Brand Sauce). If you have never tried this sauce I would defiantly recommend it, it’s complete AWESOME! It’s the type of sauce that grows on you, the flavor is unique in it’s own right .The SISCO brand Caribbean Jerk sauce is rare, and most restaurants have stopped serving it because it’s not a great seller. So please my fellow wing people keep this sauce ALIVE!
El’ problmeo: Their happy hour specials on wings that runs from 3pm-6pm. There is no democracy on your choice of flavors, All-Stars only allows you choose from 6 flavors for $7.95, ever other flavor is regular $10.00. I’m sure there is a back story, BUT when you’re boasting 256 flavors then turn around and constraint your customers to only 6 flavors during happy hour doesn’t not sit well. Oh and the cover charge during UFC fight night is a little cheeky.
This place is a total bro bar, big boobs, bimbos, and big bone buckets . There is also TV at every booth playing sports so this might drive a few of you little crazy. Needless to say things are neat and well organized, it’s a great location, it’s bright, open, and has a nice layout. Service: Staff were nice, they where friendly , sincere and welcoming. Bathroom was very clean and well maintained. Yes the bathroom, so what who cares right! Think of it this way; if the staff don't care how the clean the bathroom is, then they don't care about how they make your food.
Despite the bro bar theme, the left wing happy hour special I would check this place because it’s wing focused, it has okay service, decent food, on the other hand in order to take advantage of all the 256 flavors I would recommend taking a posse of friends rather then go solo.
I have been a Sunrise resident for the last 5 years. I always enjoy going to the Red Wagon, it's a gem, and for locals that appreciate a greasy spoon , it's doesn't get any better than this. The place has a lot of character, staff are always pleasant , hard working ,and hearty. The food is great, I always pick the trucker or the $7 breaky. The pancakes are awesome sauce and the hash is so flavourful. Yes kids and hipsters it gets busy, staff get run off their feet, mistakes happen, be patient and there always willing to accommodate and fix things , don't create things in your head.
SPECIAL NOTICE: For those who are impatient, have a sense of entitlement or presume they have high standards, grow up! Good things comes to those who wait. If you came half way across Vancouver to wait 45 mins, then you are in for it for the long haul, deal with it. It's a great breakfast joint and there is only so much space so if you get fussy I'm sure the cooks can whip you up a nice poo sandwich!
Ordered Dynamite roll, Crispy roll and Veggie tempura for pick up. Food was ready right on time, prices fair for the quality. Hostess and chefs very friendly and welcoming. Food is amazing. Delicious and fresh and well worth my 15 minute drive. My 5 yr old wolfed down the Dynamite roll within minutes, it was so good. Will enjoy meal in restaurant next time
I dropped in for lunch today and really enjoyed it. I work in the area and until now there have been very few options for a healthy solid meal. I had the stuffed veg with potatoes and it was great.
The meal was a good size and was quite filling. I will go back again.
We have been coming here for years and always enjoy the food and view. One the we like about it is that it is a BAR not a restaurant. Therefore as a BAR it is first come first served find yourself a table. Not some stuck up waitress telling me when and where I can sit for my view. If you wasn't that go to the Boathouse or somewhere.
For take out its perfect! There is a small area in our local comer store that this amazing couple proudces fresh and delicious food. We've tried almost everything! The prices are great, food is great and the service is great. Support your local family, stop in on your way home or order ahead you won't be disappointed.
As I sit here after my admittedly very tasty meal (iceberg wedge salad with blue cheese sauce followed by a petit filet and veggies) I am still annoyed that I asked for some ciabatta bread with my meal and was told that the chef "said no because that bread is only for the escargot dish".
Are they joking? No, they aren't.
I was completely willing to pay $5 for a side of bread, but apparently the bread is just too valuable and can only be served with the escargot! Anyways, the silly arrogant chef brings this meal down from what would be a 5/5 to a 3/5. Maybe next time you can get there, chef!
On a side not the meal was great, waitress was great, if only I got what I politely asked for AND was willing to pay for!
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