We got there on a sunday at 11:10am and the waiter told us if we ordered not the regular deal breakfast for $5.99. Then we would not know when our food would be done if we ordered on the menu.
So we waited till 11:45am and still wasnt ready yet, then went to the back and checked and the order would take another 20 mins.
So it looked like they didnt even start the order so we leaved the place right away.We waited for so long and the server even made us to pay our coffee!! "I mean really" what's wrong with this restaurant.
Looks like we had a a bad experience so we will never go back again :(
I tried this place when I found them online just looking for some pizza in Vancouver. I ordered through their website and it was a great service. Really easy and in around 2 minutes somebody was calling me to confirm my order. After 30 minutes or so they arrived with my "Bubba Gump" pizza (great reference btw) and it really surprised me. The taste was great and original. A lot of this fraser places stand out just because of pricing but these guys are worth a little bit more.
last night, we went to the Chinese Restaurant based on a local's recommendation. We liked the fact that it is a neighborhood place. The staff were friendly and polite. Good range of dishes and portions were okay. Extensive cocktail list but they are not that fantastic. Food was fresh and well cooked. Friendly staff and not too pricey
At lunch they always hit the mark. It's hopping busy most days so be prepared to wait during peak hours. The menu is ultra simple, 1 taco for $6, 2 for $10, a burrito, nachos, tortilla soaps, that's about it. The concept is they only do what they do well and nothing else. The concept works, there is brilliance in the KISS principle. We have had all the tacos and our favourites are the tuna, pork jowl, and tempura although I think they are all equally good, it's just personal preference. My hubby loves the burrito here as well. Drinks are decent and reasonable, we especially like the Caesars. The service has been efficient and congenial every time we've been here, no one's trying to pretend they're anyone they're not or trapsing around trying to serve you on stilettos. They just say flat out on the menu no substitutions so if you're high maintenance, ultra fussy or have allergies that need to be catered to this might not be the ideal place for you. Also, a majority of the seating requires sharing tables which is only a problem if you think it is.
We were a party of 8 on Sunday after Chinese New Year, 2 families, mixed nationalities. This is very fun experience. A couple of people at our table weren't so adventurous and I think they had a hard time with the concept of cooking all the food, the communal boiling soup, etc. but that's nothing to do with the restaurant, just something to consider if you're bringing guests who aren't used to Asian food. The food was plentiful, in fact we over ordered and had to send some back! We liked the prawns, marinated beef, dumplings, wontons, noodles and veggies. Lots of selection and variety, maybe even a little too much. The value is absolutely great for the sheer quantity of food including seafood and very fresh greens of all kinds. This is a fun meal to go out for once in awhile, maybe not something to have when it's super hot out or if you're not very hungry. We booked an early table and got excellent service to start with but once the place filled up the servers were really stressed to keep up but still did their best. We found the "time limit" to be a non-issue because we had more than enough time to order, cook, eat and do it all over again until we were completely satisfied. We would do this again, absolutely without a doubt. Great value because this is an entertaining activity (the cooking part) as well as a meal.
Our first time here was about 3 months ago and we've been back 5 times already and we are NOT avid pizza eaters! This is traditional Naples style pizza, so not very similar to the Panago, Domino Little Caesars poor excuse of pizza we North Americans are used to. We heard Via Tevere imports the flour and don't know if it's true or not but it TASTES true! It's a busy place, no resos so get here when they first open. They are only open for dinner and there will be a line up around the corner if you get there 10 minutes later. The service is casual but friendly and efficient. Everything we've tried has been a hit. So far we've ordered caprese and arugula salads, both dressed just right and the arugula salad is big enough for meal with some bread. Antipasto platter has all the elements we like, good mix of meats, cheese, pickled/roasted veg, more than enough to share. Be forewarned, the meatballs are moist, tasty, and addictive. But the star of the show is obviously the pizza. We like the Napoletana best but all the pizzas we see served to other tables look awesome. It's all about the basics, the oven and the simplicity. We did order the daily pasta one time and my hubby liked it but I didn't think it was stellar. Still, why would you come to the best pizza place in town an not order pizza? If you still have room share a donut for dessert. I'm not much for sweets but I found the donut to be yummy. My teenage son inhaled 2 of these donuts without even blinking.
Brand spanking new place serving alternative / gluten free pastas located in the Safeway plaza on the way up to Mount Seymour. We are local diners and since there are only about 4 decent eateries in the area we zoomed over as soon as they opened to see the digs and check out the food. We always want to like and support the local eateries but judging by our initial visit this will not be anywhere on the top of our "local" bites list.
Let's start with the positive. The decor is well done. Stone, wood, glass elements all carefully integrated... it's a nice place to walk into. It goes a little downhill from here...
Onto the service. They have modeled this place after places like Formosa Pizzeria on the drive where they give you a menu and a seat then you go order at the counter (a tip is expected when you pay for the food) and then take your own drinks and water to the table and wait for someone to bring your food. Question begs why is a tip expected up front when you're not sure what the quality of food or service is going to be? My dinner partner ordered and paid and tipped 10% instead of our usual 15% and said he felt stupid giving them anything but was too embarrassed not to. Still, if the food was good we could deal with this set up.
So, the food: We ordered a Salumi plate (antipasto), a mixed green salad and kamut pasta. Pay attention people, go to Via Tevere on Victoria Drive and see how to do a real antipasto platter!
The best thing was the bread, proper semi-dunkel rustic european style bread. When a restaurant puts the bread on the platter you know they're just filling up real estate with it. Bread should be served on the side or serve it on a larger board. The salad was drenched and I mean drenched in vinaigrette. Both of us are salad lovers and will eat almost anything resembling a salad, but the dressing was way too sweet and did I say drenched? It came in a little 70's era soup bowl and was basically a clump of soggy greens with a ton of either raisins or dried berries and some sunflower or other seeds. All we could say was YUCK. The kamut pasta was tossed with peas, I think ricotta and arugula. Somehow it managed to be hot only in the very middle and pretty much cold radiating out. It was edible, that's the best I can say. All pastas are about $15.00. Cheap for a restaurant but expensive for a self service place....
I told my dining partner we should let them get their training wheels off and go back and try them again in a few weeks but he said I'd have to go with someone else, he was so not impressed!
Went for dinner and sat outside between pub and cafe. Lovely street front bar table- best in the place I think on a SUNny day. Two great ciders on tap!! Excellent. Beer selection is disgusting!!! Mostly ales only ONE lager- original 16. Not ONE normal beer. Not one. No bud, no Canadian no Kokanee no corona, no carlsburg no nothing. Hubby not happy does by like ale.
Hubby liked burger and fries were good. I had pizza- could have been good but crust ended up soggy and the whole thing could have had a whole lot more flavour.
Sat outside and when it got cold we wanted to move inside and transfer bill . We're told we had to pay before we moved in. I asked if that was policy and she said no but because it was a "bigger" bill 4 drinks and dinner she would make us pay. I asked why and if management said this. She said she was " sort of a manager". And if they don't do that the staff gets " ripped off". On a tip I guess. Very poorly handled . You never talk about tips to a customer. She got ripped of on her tip for that comment. Backfire.
Waitresses were pretty low class - most kinda skanky and tattooed except one. Limited menu which would be ok if all the items hit the marks . On the fence with this place
As a student the value for the food was awesome! The service was very quick and fast but the only thing is that its a small restaurant so there could be a little bit of a wait. But other than that a great place to try some authentic Thai food.
All the girls are stunning and they wear traditional costume which is a lovely touch. Service was excellent and the food came out in good time even though the restaurant was packed.
It makes some of the best thai food in Vancouver.Dishes were full of flavour and cooked to perfection.The spring rolls, pad thai, duck and basil, egg plant and lettuce wrap are all highlights.
I ordered biryani, coconut chicken curry and the appy sampler online (10% was taken off the bill) before the dinner rush. I went down to pick up everything within 25 minutes and it was all ready for me. The food was still hot when I got home and then began to eat ... so delicious! Great flavour, fresh ingredients. I was not disappointed at all!
Homemade style tartar sauce that s the perfect complement. The fries were tasty too but be warned, a large is very large and filling! Fried zucchini was unique and tasty.Great fish n chips and a fun place to sit and watch the boats go by....prices are quite good anf...
whatever you're ordering. You won't be disappointed with almost any dish you order
My husband & I live across the street from this restaurant and over the past couple months we would hear construction sounds at the restaurant in the late evenings. We wondered what was going on and today we discovered the new and improved "Okonomi".
We stopped eating there years ago because service was very poor (long wait time for order) and food quality was barely enjoyable.
We have at eaten at several different sushi restaurants in the Lower Mainland and this restaurant & location has gone from being one of our most disappointing experiences to one of our most pleasantly surprising!
Tonight we selected item 79. BENTO BOX B, 152. PORK KATSU, and 20. MAPLE ROLL (which is offered spicy, but we asked for unspicy).
We decide if a sushi restaurant is good based on the quality and presentation of its raw fish. The fish in the 'complete meal' and roll was so creamy and fresh. Rice portion used to be almost grotesquely out of proportion to the rest of the food at this restaurant, but instead it was neat & tidy in its place - there to support the other items, not be the star attraction.
And putting up with the sound of a saw at 10 o'clock at night was so worth being able to sit at one of the elegant & private booths that replaced the once school cafeteria style tables.
We brought two friends and had five fantastic dishes.
The vegetable dish done just right, with a perfect amount of crunch in the beans and asparagus, and the mushrooms were nutty and flavourful.
The crispy ginger beef had just the right crunch and spiciness.
The seafood hot pot was sizzling when it arrived, so a delightful presentation.
I loved the fried tofu wedges. I'm sure I ate more than my share.
Our server, Debbie, was friendly and helpful.
This was good value for a reasonable price.
I usually never go to a different starbucks other than the one outside the foodcourt at guildford mall.. But i was in the area and decided to drop by for my chai latte. There was only 3 people infront of me and i waited almost half an hour for my drink. There was only one girl making the drink and all of the coworkets were so bad and lazy. they just stood around and talked. Throwing paper and pens around at other coworkers. Waited super super long for my drink and when i finaly got it she made the wrong order. She made a caramel macciato. After waiting another 5 mins for her to recorrect my order looking around they had a few staffs on hand and none of them did anything useful. Some of the people waiting infront of me for their drinks waited so long they got tired and had to sit. I dont see why it would take ao damn long to get a simple drink. Worst service EVER!! And it took so damn long. Never coming back. they made all the other starbucks look great thats for sure. I only wait 5-10 mins for my frap during happy hour too and there were many people infront. I would probably wait 2 hours for my drink if i went there. My god. Shitty ass service. Dont ever go there. Wasnt the first time i had bad experience there too. They need a manager. Asap.
It's a tradition Japanese restaurant. The staff if fabulous. And the chefs are great. Food is ALWAYS very tasty, and cooked to great!
What a great time out! Myself and our friends daughter had the Sushi Dinner and it was fresh and presented so professional. This place we closed down and we had the owner visiting with us and telling jokes all the wait staff was friendly kind and very accommodating. I highly recommend for all aspects service, food and atmosphere don't pass this place by
Went there on a Sunday evening, and it wasn't very busy. There was one large group of 8, our party of 6, and 3 other small tables of 2. The waitresses were friendly enough, but the food took way too long to come. I waited about 20 mins for my bowl of pho, and 2 other people in our party didn't receive their rice dishes until almost 30 mins after we ordered. One person ordered 2 sandwiches...one was served and eaten before the other sandwich showed up. The food was also very greasy. The soup broth was swimming in oil, and so heavy I had a hard time finishing it, despite being hungry. They did not serve me bean sprouts, so I had to ask for it. We've eaten at many Vietnamese places and this is the worst. Event thought it cheeps but unrecommended due to food is horrible and 1 time I see hair in the bow of pho.
Lana's chili con carne is made from fresh ingredients and I always get a bowl. One day I will have to try their soups. My girlfriend really likes their breakfast wrap. Every espresso shot is timed to make sure it is perfect. The latte temperature is measured with a thermometer.
We dined here after a ball game.
BP's are a franchise, but I must say the steady decline of the BP quality and service over the years makes me ask why I return and then kick myself for returning.
The Server was nice and friendly, but making us wait 5+ minutes to serve our drinks, then take our order, then finally getting up to leave and request our bill was painful. Chicken wings and pan pizza took almost 20 minutes and the restaurant was empty.
Maybe the chef was busy out back having their smoke break? I've seen it before.
The food has been mediocre for years, but the big TV's is a draw to watch the hockey, etc...
REMIND me not to go back to BP for a while. Please.
Took the family for Mother's Day Dim Sum. First time here, apparently it was called Grand Buffet before.
My mind is still blown right now - jaw dropping for Lee Garden. For the following reasons:
1. Clean bathrooms - unheard of in Chinese Restaurants (need I say more?)
2. Spacious seating and walking area (lot of comfortable seating and just made the meal enjoyable).
3. Chinese restaurant with actual Chinese ambiance. Nice modern decore, gone are the menus written on white sheets of paper only in English.
4. Waiting area is situated away from the dining area. You don't have to experience the noisy hordes of people waiting for a table as you dine comfortably.
The dim sum was pricier than most, but I'm willing to pay more and have an enjoyable meal. No rush,
I would definitely go back with friends & family.
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