Really good, inexpensive Chinese food. I used to pass by this place quite often and would ignore it because it wasn't very flashy or full, but don't let the simple looks of this place fool ya. I prefer Timkee to most places because the dishes are authentic (the beef dishes are to die for) and there is an ample variety to choose from. I usually am a little wary of long menus because I feel that there can be a lot of dishes that are not well made, but I guess there are some exceptions. In other Chinese places that I go to I usually end up having to add a ton of salt before eating so that the food can taste good...not the case here. Not to mention that their take out service is pretty good. Tried it out a couple of times, very fast and friendly delivery guy. Haven't had any terrible mix-ups or bad orders yet.
It was my turn to head out for lunch to where one of buddies live which unfortunately was in New West...man that's far but its a give and take system. We decided on 1pm to hopefully avoid the lunch rush. Ive been here before several years ago....I always thought the food was good and prices were cheap. As I reached there...no parking on the front as it was full...had to park on 12th Ave. BUT do not park on the opposite side next to the pedestrian controlled walkway where the stop sign was. I was told by a customer that its an automatic ticket!!! My buddy had to park across the street on 12th Ave. as well.
Anyways, the restaurant was full but we only had to wait maybe 5 to 7 minutes. Ambiance?? Well...hasn't changed at all...still looks the same....rosewood chairs, tables covered in dull yellow cloth with large piece of glass over it ( easier to clean). The new thing is the lunch special menu is right in front of you as you sit down...22 or 24 special items...all under $12 bucks but we decided to order the combos off the main menu (3 fixed items on a large oval plate) I ordered the 2B combo which was chicken chow mein, deep fried prawns and ss boneless pork. My buddy ordered 2A combo ( chicken chow mein, bbq pork fried rice and ss boneless pork. I do have to mention there were several other combos on the lunch sheet but they were only 50 cents cheaper...no big deal.
I think we waited for 10 minutes for the hot food to arrive. The service was okay as the 2 waitresses were busy walking back and forth pumping out the food. When the food arrived..huge portions like I remembered it. Taste?? Chicken chow mein was a heaping hay lot....moist egg noodles covered in dark sweet soy base with chicken slivers and the usual veggie suspects..retro standard as most Chinese restaurants are using the wonton style noodles which I don't like. The sweet and sour pork was fatty meat with dark glossy neon red sauce....balanced with pieces of onion and green pepper. My 3 piece prawns were a disappointment....batter was way too thick..... I don't remember these being this hard!!!???... they should have watered the batter down with some club soda!!! I might have to skip this next time I come here.
In the end, both of us were stuffed and had to get doggy bags...way too much food but that a good thing. Both our meals cost $11.50 each..So, stop by this hole in the wall for some huge portion eats but make sure your stomach is empty!! Thanks for reading.
As usual unclean for an asian restaurant, prices is ok, and hard to find a parking, perhaps i am nit used to this area...lol. Flavored broth good but too much MSG that make me allergic, i couldn't breath after eat their broth. I have try to come back here 2nd time but....still the same. i don't think i will come back here the 3rd time.
The family run this restaurant Pho 99 is in a very convenient location on Alexandra Road, Richmond across from the hotel La Quinta. Unconventionally clean for an asian restaurant, nice decoration, good prices and free parking. Great flavored broth, good value, pleasant staff and convenient location. Especially these food here taste like home cook, not too much MSG because i am allergic with them. That why i fall in love with PHO 99. It brings me back here every other day either for lunch or dinner. They also have many other offering if pho isn't your thing. I would dare say that this is the best vietnamese restaurant in...
We were looking for a great pasta place in White Rock. The Italian Touch? The first 2 visits, the food was superb, the people & experience were great, the view...magnificent! ...however on the third visit ...the same seafood pasta dish had significantly less seafood [?], and it was "bland"...and I re-iterate "bland". How could the chef create such a sub-standard product , knowing it was going to be served to a regular paying customer, that pays his/her wages? But then, it may have nothing to do with the chef, perhaps austerity measures by management? It was either a one off mistake, or someone just doesn't care. [and i feel badly for this review as the people are so nice]. In the end, I had to share my wife's disappointment...and embarrassment....and now what to do? Re-visit The Italian Touch...and "huckle" for more seafood and flavor while ordering the dish...or just go to the pub next door for a refreshment...and a walk...and eat at home.
First time to visit this place in years. The patio as described is very nice, covered and uncovered deck, heated on one side. Great view, clean patio with minimal birds. For a sunny weekend day the patio was very understaffed, the waitress was curt and did not have the time to be attentive. I had a BLT, and I am not sure how you make a bad BLT, but they did. Crumbs of bacon with a funky tomato. Friend had a beef dip, it was lukewarm. It seemed to me that it was almost like the pub gets the business anyway so there is no need to try. Limited wine list. Aside from the view I wouldn't go with high expectations on much else.
This place is an undiscovered gem. The décor is funky to the extreme - a combination of old church pews and found treasures. The food is excellent. There's a limited menu, not too limited, and what they do, they do well. The Big Boy sandwich is to die for; finally someone who makes pulled pork without gloppy sweet BBQ sauce. The fries are real, not previously frozen, the service is very friendly and fast and I recommend this place without hesitation. This is an example of how a business can open in the Downtown Eastside and fit into the neighbourhood. It is possible to be "trendy" and not be "in your face".
A friend of mine from France came to Vancouver for a month; and after going to White Rock beach; we decided to look for a place to eat. I took him out to Langley and we decided to go to Andrea's.
I have been to the one in North Vancouver several times before, but first time to the Langley one. Upon entering I just loved the decor.....Yes. it is like being trapped in 1982.....and yes; I loved it (even if I was too young to remember 1982) even in the washroom the have an old hand dryer that was out dated (Don't worry they have soap and plenty of paper towel)
Anyways; for the food and service......We got served by a new waitress who was great and very attentive.
We both ordered a ceasar salad to start (mouth watering delicious) and for dinner I had Fettucini Alfredo with chicken and he ordered a Lasange. I enjoyed every bit.....he reported to me that his Lasange was good. And the prices were very cheap (not reasonable.....but cheap) We looked at the menu and were surprised that it was in comparison to Burger King prices (well maybe a bit more) but well worth everything. You defeinetly get your moneys worth here. Come try it, you have NOTHING to lose.....
this is my favorite place for roast pork in the area . There's a reason this place ALWAYS has a line. Seriously, though, it's totally worth the wait.THE best roast pork, duck, and Chinese sausage I've ever had.However, service is polite, food comes out fast, and the food is delicious!good for to go.
Good and unique twist on Indian food. We left satisfied and full.Unlimited naan and rice is generous. Although the second batch of naan was super greasy. Chai was so good! I could have drank a pitcher of it to myself. Overall, a little pricy for what you get but always great to experience something new and different.
I eat out about 4 times a week and Greek is my favorite. I use to go to this restaurant for lunch when it was different ownership and haven't bern back in a long time. I happen to try it today for convienence and I was pleasantly surprised. Their chicken is so moist and melted in my mouth. And it's one skewer of meat but equivalent to 2 skewers at other restaurants so don't let that throw you off. So glad I gave this place another chance. I will be back often :) I'm craving it again already.
We come here in a group of 8 people in dinner time, they have private free parking here , so we can save a lot of time to find a parking spot within the rush hours. I order BUN BO HUE, aside from the spicy noodles soup.The broth was the most surprising, rich in flavour and a bit spicy. I love the Vietnamese Ham. It is very flavourful,Pork hock, thinly sliced beef also. My nephew, he addicted for COM SUON (lemon grass pork on rice) here, the bbq pork with honey was so delicious with special fish sauce, he said. My niece ordered SPECIAL Beef Noodles Soup ( pho dac biet) because she couldn’t eat spicy food. The broth was so nice with the best beef in town. My mum and dad ordered Pho Ga ( BBQ lemon grass chicken with noodles soup), the special food in town, you coudnt find this in any restaurant. My sis order the house special Chicken Wings, it crispy but too old, very juicy and flavour. Her husband preferred The Deep Fry Tofu On Vermicelli with special sauce because he is a vegetarian. Their daughter got the Kid Meal with a drink just about $5 something. All the food come with the drinks in the combo. Each combo about $10 or $11. The service was really quick and nice as well. The waitress even asked how were were doing half way through our meal! Never had that happen with me before in other Vietnamese restaurant ! The food is always perfect whether it be soup or rice or rolls… 1 more thing is the WC it was very clean.
this is my favorite place for roast pork in the area . There's a reason this place ALWAYS has a line. Seriously, though, it's totally worth the wait. The best roast pork, duck, and Chinese sausage I've ever had. The roast pork is perfectly seasoned and has awesomely crispy, crackly skin. You don't need to buy a whole Soy Chicken or BBQ Duck, you can just buy half.The nice man who chops will entertain almost every request.loves this place!
Every time I pop by the VPL....I sometimes make a pit-stop to this little restaurant just next to Starbucks. Parking is expensive....one quarter I believe its 5 minutes..one dollar get you 20 minutes. As you step in...there is limited seating on the right and the back. The food cooler is to the left and the order cashier is right ahead of you. If you decide to have lunch at noon on a weekday there's a good lineup out the door as most people order takeout like myself. Dinner time is semi full as they close pretty late....10pm on weekdays, weekends and holidays till 9pm. Every item on the board menu is under $10 bucks so budget eats but limited selection. Service is fine for what it is...they take the order and you take a number.Lol
My favorites: rice bowls and tempura....Combo A Ebi-Ten bowl (2 prawn and 1/2 veg tempura, teriyaki chicken pieces on a bed of rice with mixed greens and Japanese mayo)$8.95....Combo B the Mega bowl same as above with mabo-tofu (spicy ground pork and cubed tofu)$9.75.... No. 1 teriyaki chicken on rice with salad and mayo $7.95 ....No.2 ten-don (6pc temp on rice) $7.95.....No. 4 katsu-curry bowl ( deep fried panko breaded pork cutlet and Japanese style curry on rice with shredded cabbage)$8.95.....the 6pc prawn tempura $6.75 or the $4.75 assorted tempura ( 3-prawns and 4 veggies).
Taste?? Tempura (usually made to order) comes out hot crisp and non greasy!! .They have this little machine.....drop battered prawn or veggie on one end...gets fried in the middle for a minute or two and comes out on the other side..automatically get picked by a convoyor belt on to a draining area. Pretty Cool. The teriyaki chicken are thigh meat pieces marinated in sweet soy...good stuff. Mabo-tofu is their version on a Sichuan ma-po dish....not bad..could use more hot bean paste. The pork cutlet is crisp and tender...the curry sauce is mild sweet heat with bits of shredded pork. I do have to admit I have tried their California roll and udon noodles...Roll was small and borderline mushy....passable. Tempura udon No.9..the tempura outshined the noodles and the base...inbetween grade here.
All in all... quick and cheap meal but pick the right one. They take cash, debit and I can't recall..credit cards. Thanks for reading.
A dozen of us planned to meet at this Milestone's last Sunday for lunch so we made a reservation for 12:30pm. We only had to wait about ten minutes while they pulled our table together and we were promptly offered drinks.
Everyone ordered off the brunch and lunch menus and everyone seemed to like their selection. Not a gripe in the bunch which is most unusual. The 2 piece cod and frites I had was very good, crispy panko crusted fish with excellent fries. Heard rave reviews about the eggs bennies and Mayan burger.
Took 40 minutes to get our food after ordering but that was to be expected given they wanted to serve us all at the same time, which was appreciated. And settling the cheque was surprisingly easy...kudos to our server.
I had to wait 15 minutes before my order was taken, still no smile nor manners. Very cold service, they are only concerned about my money. And my pizza was missing toppings when I went to complain the girl told me sometimes he puts the toppings under the cheese but they weren't there. Save your money and go somewhere you feel valued.
When you call to order take out the phone on the voice is "j's pizza" very quiet and hard to hear. After you have placed your order it takes them 25 minutes to make it the guy is working alone so he takes his precious time putting on each ingredient. When I went in to pick up the pizza he had his kids walking and sitting on the counter so it's not only a pizza place but a daycare. Then I realized he forgot to give me the dips he charged me for and he couldn't even deliver them to me since I live 5 mins away so he was like you can pick them up tomorrow. His wife was rude to me the next day when I went to pick up the dips. The pizza is overrpriced cardboard 2 for 1 deal is a joke hear you are better off getting your pie somewhere else. There is no bang for your buck here.
It is becoming a habit for my husband & me to visit this restaurant's location near Lougheed Town Centre!
We live in New Westminster and can either head to Burnaby or Coquitlam when we want to eat at a "Denny's", but we prefer the Coquitlam location.
We consider Service "Outstanding" because server attention is not only prompt, but super friendly. The dining area is bright and clean. My favourite dish is the blueberry pancakes because it is the only restaurant I have found that makes its pancakes minimally sweet and uses beautiful plump blueberries in the batter that actually pop like blueberries when you bite on them (as opposed to wondering if you are eating pie filling or whether blueberries were even added to the batter). The pancakes come with eggs (made to your liking), potatoes (shredded or wedges), and your choice of bacon or sausage. It is a lot of food for less than $10!!! The price always surprises me because the food volume easily costs $12 or more in other similar Canadian style breakfast restaurants.
Went there tonight to give this place another chance. no change from a month ago - menu has changed and there's not a regular meal in sight. Bun on burger burned, steak sandwich = steak was tough
Not good food at all. This was our 'go to' place and near our home so very convenient. Enjoyed the food for many years, but won't be going back. EVER
Our server did his best, but was running around to several tables. Attentive, but very busy.
Phoned to make a reservation and was told that reservations weren't accepted during the same hour that we were coming in. I.E. A reservation has to be made at least 1 hour and 5 minutes before we arrived. But tonight we were assured that it wasn't busy and we wouldn't have to wait long. Got there in 10 minutes and the wait time for a table was 40 minutes. Young woman at counter did not have a good answer for how the wait time got from "no wait" to 40 minutes. Spaghetti not that special - we left.
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