DH & I came here on Saturday night shortly after 6 pm.
The place was packed.
Luckily we got a table without waiting.
Spaghetti was on special for $ 6.95 so we both ordered it.
DH had the clam chowder which he said was good & I had an iceberg lettuce salad.
When the spaghetti arrived, the portion was noticeably smaller than before.
The garlic bread was previously soaking with butter but now you could see that they had just spread the butter on it lightly. It was still a good thick cut of bread.
Dessert was rice pudding or jello.
We both ordered the jello which turned out to be blue jello.
When you first enter the restaurant, there is a table with menus + newspapers & a sign listing the daily specials + the prices.
However, what they also need is a sign 'Please Seat Yourself'.
Newcomers will enter & stand there waiting for someone to seat them.
Puzzling thing is why the servers just walk around them, don't even tell them to seat themselves + ignore them.
I saw one guy come in, stand around for a few minutes...the server walked around him, didn't say anything to him & he left.
The 2 servers tonight were friendly & efficient.
Absolutely terrible customer service! It took over 15 minutes just to get tea and water. I ordered a vegetable teriyaki bento box and was highly unimpressed. The side "salad" had 5 teeny pieces of iceberg lettuce... upon inspecting my veggie dish I noticed the extra pieces of lettuce were indeed included in my meal, however, they were cooked with the stir fry. Mmmm. Cooked iceberg lettuce.
Shortly afterwards I received a message from the friend I had dined with informing me that they had become sick from the meal we had. Gotta love that MSG!
I will never be returning and highly suggest you consider an alternative restaurant.
Alexis is always my go-to place for Greek on Cambie. I have been coming here for years but never really got around to writing a review for it. Yes, there may be better places for Greek food like Stephos but Alexis is not bad and does not have a line up. The food here is consistently good and the service is great. The owner is a friendly person who is always checking up on everyone. Their roast lamb is really delicious but what I really like is their pizzas. They are a special style (deep dish) and you can choose between two sizes. Portions are huge so if you pick this prepare to share or take home. My favorite is the theos special with lamb and green peppers. If you dont know what to order, go for the three course menu. It is a safe bet and you get an app, main and dessert for $20.
Given the lukewarm reviews here, I am surprised that this place is still in business. Anyway, I and a friend went there for lunch because it happened to be close by, and I was also intrigued by the rave reviews its washrooms (yes, washrooms) have received.
The decor is very nice, and the washroom is really worth a visit. Service was excellent, and the menu looks very attractive. I had the Prime Rib Yorkies for appetizer. It is really 3 small buns with prime rib meat in the middle. Taste is excellent, and the portion is huge for an appetizer, but the beef is overcooked (I wonder if it is the leftover beef from their prime rib roast the previous evening).
Main course was the Halibut, and it was fine in terms of portion and taste.
I was intrigued by the name of their cheesecake dessert - called "9 Hour Cheesecake". The waiter explained that they baked it for 8 hours then let it cool for 1 hour, hence the name. He also gave an interesting description of the crust, which I have forgotten now, but which made me want to try it, so I ordered it. I found the texture overly thick, and the taste just average.
While there was nothing particularly bad in terms of the overall experience, at the prices they want, this place is too expensive to be worth it. I don't think I'll be back.
We went for a family birthday dinner tonight, there were seven of us on a Tuesday evening. Had made a reservation, but the restaurant was quite quiet. I was a bit hesitant due to some of the other reviews, but my socks were knocked off.
The decor is a bit cliched, but it was very clean and well taken care of. The waitress was really friendly and gave us very good service. There is a lot of traditional greek items on the menu that you don't find at most of the "greek" restaurants, something there to please anyone.
Four of us had the four course meal for $19 with purchase of a beverage, the other three ordered their own starters and mains. The greek salad starter was nice, not too oily and a nice portion of feta. The pitas were whole wheat and were warm and fluffy, perfectly heated. Those of us doing the meal deal all had the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly cooked, crispy and tender. There was also taramasolata and the marinated artichokes ordered by others. Starters were very good.
Entrees were well timed, coming about five minutes after we finished our starters. I had the spanokapita and grilled artichokes, delicious. The roast potatoes were lovely and the rice pilaf had a bit of arugula tossed in with plenty of carrots and celery, was a nice fresh touch. The calamari and souvlaki had by others looked very nice. One friend had the lamb and said it was by far the best lamb he's ever had, and was a good sized portion. Dessert was bougatsa, lemon custard wrapped in phyllo, again delicious.
I was so pleasantly surprised by dinner tonight I can't stop talking about it. I'm already planning on going back to try some of the other menu items. We had a really enjoyable birthday dinner, thank you Kalamata.
I was told to check out this restaurant by a friend, who claimed it had some of the best, real Mexican food he had ever tried in the city. With so many Mexican places in Vancouver, I was not sure this was going to be true. With such high expectations, I was afraid I might be disappointed, but thankfully I wasn’t. They serve generous portions and the prices were good. The tamale was served in typical Mexican fashion and had great taste. I would’ve ordered one more but the size of the serving was large and I was very satisfied. I had also ordered a burrito and it was DELICIOUS! It was also quite large, and came with some rice, but that was great as it tasted so good. All the staff was nice. Vallarta’s is the restaurant to visit not only if you want Mexican food, but good quality delicious food in general!
If you are looking for a place that is vegan friendly and gluten-free, but do not really care to pay a lot, then this is the place for you. The chopped leaf on Robson does fit the bill. Even if you I am not a vegetarian or have any allergic reaction to gluten, I thought this would be a good place to "eat healthy". Boy was I wrong. The food is expensive for the tiny portions served and always has me thinking I should have gone somewhere else. The brown rice from my no.1 was hard and the chicken was hardly visible. I thought I would be a little more successful with the salads (you can make your own) but it was a disappointment as well. What got me was that they even charge for tap water...
Not only is the food overpriced, but the service is clearly lacking here. The couple of times I have been here, I have had to wait ridiculously long to get attended. The place is small and seats a few, and the staff are all over the place and cannot handle take-out orders or working fast.
Every thing is delicious especially the spicy peanut wonton's! Its consistently good food & fair portions. Very pleased with this restaurant & will return & recommend this place! ! The service was very friendly and fast with out feeling like they were too attentive. The food is sooo yummy my friends and I crave it! Esp the general tso chicken, ginger beef & spicy wontons! ! The lunch deal is so incredibly cheap tasty & we had left overs!!! Will def be going back!
Every thing is delicious especially the spicy peanut wonton's! Its consistently good food & fair portions. Very pleased with this restaurant & will return & recommend this place! ! The restaurant decor & atmosphere is meh....nothing smashing but is worth it for the food. The service is ok. A little detached....
Burnt pita & 2 tiny containers of tzaziki for $8. 00?????? from MINERVAS in KERRISDALE IS A FUCKING JOKE! I will NEVER ORDER FROM THIS SCAM OF A RESTAURANT EVER AGAIN! Also my order was over $50 & The advertised 10% off on on line orders was NOT applied.....yep very disappointed.
I did love this places pizza but am shocked at this current order & called to give feedback on order & was placed on hold 2x??
They do have amazing Mexican food, I thoroughly enjoyed my meal, when it came time to pay I went through the process and added a tip and then after thought that was a lot higher than expected to pay and took a look at the menu and they have the wrong prices on the menu. I ordered Nauchos with chicken and on the menu it specifically states Naucho's with Bean, cheese and chicken 10.00, I showed the gal there and she said nothing when I asked her why did she charge me 15.00 for it she just looked at me and turned around and left, it was a bit awkward. I asked her when she came back and she said sorry it is 15.00 now. So yes I am very disappointed that they made no effort to refund the difference, so needless to say for a 5.00 rip off, I will NOT be returning to this restaurant just for the pure principal of their disappointing customer service.
They lost a great customer over 5.00 dollars.
so buyer beware.....make sure you check with them first and the prices to avoid disappointment in the end.
If I had to sum up this place in a short phrase, it would be this: it’s alright. Don’t expect anything special, and everything will be fine. Servers were quick and nice, but our table was not very clean. I had to clean it myself with a napkin. The food and drinks were okay, I liked the milk strawberry mango slush. I didn’t like the noodle soup I ordered, but my friend said the egg fried rice she had was good. One positive aspect is definitely the great location. Heard the other Bubble World locations are better, maybe I will visit those next time instead of this one.
This place really deserves 4 stars. Handi is a pretty good restaurant, but lacks a bit in drinks...but that is alright as the service made up for it. The service is good. As soon as we stepped in, the staff greeted us and took us to the bar while we waited for a table. Here is where I found out that drinks aren't their finest point! The service was extremely courteous. Our waiter offered to help at all times and checked on us regularly (not going overboard either, which can be equally annoying). He gave us recommendations of food. We ordered four dishes to share: butter chicken, chicken vindaloo, aloo gobi recommended by our waiter and some lamb. The food tasted authentic, I really liked the way the lamb was seasoned. Surely worth a visit.
I spend half of the year in Osaka and I eat in a lot of restaurants in Vancouver as well as Japan, and I can truly say that James' little hole in the wall Thai food restaurant on Canada Way is excellent value and always a good dining experience. I live too far away for delivery, so I can't comment on that, but there is always room in the place when I go after 7 PM for dining in. My son loves the chicken and beef satay with peanut sauce, and my daughter is crazy about the lettuce wrap dish that is so good. My wife and I usually share 3 or 4 curry dishes and a stir fry between us. We never finish everything, but that's OK, we love left-overs! Give it a try, you'll like it.
My husband, Aunt and myself stopped in there for lunch after shopping at Lougheed Mall. I ordered the grilled chicken, bacon burger and my husband and Aunt got the double BLT sandwich. All of the meals had bacon that was sloppy and undercooked. The lettuce on all three was wilted and gross and the bread on the sandwich and bun on the burger (which was supposed to be grilled and wasn`t) were soggy. We were tight for time so suffered through what we could eat. We told the waiter that the food wasn`t that great and all he offered was ``sorry but I`ll still have to bill you``. We paid and left very unsatisfied with the experience. Don`t think we`ll every waste our time trying that location again.
The French woman at the counter is extremely rude. When I was about to purchase a drink I politely asked how much the bottled apple juice cost as there were no prices listed. She said very rudely that she didn't have time and that she's very busy. She then rung in 5 dollars in the cash register (almost as if she had just made up the price on the spot)! Save yourself the rudeness and overpriced items and stop at the IGA across the street...where juice is 2 dollars. Normally I like to support local cafes but this one is simply not worth it.
I don't get the meh reviews here. I think this place is awesome!...They use higher quality ingredients than most Greek places, keep the prices in check by making the portions sightly smaller, a winner formula. Their Roast shoulder is fantastic as well as the calamari. Don't get me wrong, you will not leave here hungry....it's just that you probably won't have a doggy bag like a lot of places. Ambiance and decor are nice clean and modern but it is in PoCo after all. Good service, family run, would recommend with no hesitation.
I like my pie. thin crust brick oven its marcello's for me. Old school, thick, delicious, slightly crispy on top ........ then its Troc's for me. I really enjoy the food at this place, and, I have taken more than one well travelled, used-to-good-food client here ( along with friends), and every one has been back or asked that I take them back.
the calamari is great ...especially for deep fried which I dont really like, and i'm dying to try their steak and lobster, as back i the day.... it was pretty damn good.
the place is family owned, slower paced, and downright enjoyable with a group of friends.... and a few pitchers of beer. I may be biased as i'm from the hood, but I do NOT eat crappy food, and this place has got the mojo...
and, if you get a pie, try their special as they've had the damn thing on the menu since I was a kid, but if you dont... its still going to be good.
after 20 +/- years of eating here, and comparing it to others on the drive or elsewhere, I can wholeheartedly say that this still is the best brick oven pizza in town... by a mile....
the reviews here are humorous to say the least, as i do not believe most of them due to my consistently good treatment at this place, and my penchant for fine foods...
the mista or chefs salad? fantastic. their brick oven calamari and prawns? mouthwatering... the various pasta's, of which the clam or mixed seafood is my fave, delicious.
and the pie..... that splendid, thin crust, eat it as soon as it gets out of the oven taste .... to die for.
compared to the new joint on Victoria drive, its still better.... but the the new place has got mojo and I like it cuz its different.
Formosa is not even a contender .....
and yes, their service used to be questionable, but I'm also divorced so I enjoy having women treat me badly on occasion.
I have been coming here for years for the all-you-can-eat menu. The food is always fresh and compared to other AYCE the value for the quality is amazing.
Don't be intimidated by the small space. The menu is limited but the quality is good. I always bring different people here and am never disappointed.
If you like sushi, this is the place. Don't expect and of the fancy, complicated rolls in the AYCE menu but it will be fresh and you won't be sorry.
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|3.||Anton's Pasta Bar|
|5.||Fish On Rice|
|9.||Phnom Penh Restaurant|
|11.||Kobe Japanese Steak House|
|14.||Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar|
|2.||Steveston Pizza Co.|
|3.||Sushi Shelter 101|
|4.||La Charcuterie Delicatessen|
|5.||Seasons in the Park|
|6.||Talay Thai Restaurant|
|7.||Diva at The Met|
|11.||Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie|
|12.||Guu with Garlic|
|13.||Firehall Bistro, The|
|15.||Salade de Fruits Cafe|
|16.||Pink Peppercorn Seafood House|
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