The XLB was being hand made when we dined there. We were seated right away but the place is full. It is always full whenever I drive by. The consistency, texture and meat filling of the XLB was very good. The rest of the other food we ordered, hmmm, not that great, just ordinary mediocre. But overall, it was not bad at all.
Don’t go there, is a dangerous place, especially if you are young women.
On Saturday March 7, 2015evening, my daughter went out with one of her friends to have dinner at that place. The owner or employee by name John- was rude, verbally aggressive towards her, took her pursue and throw it on the ground.
Save your money and go somewhere else!
I use to like this place for their xiao long dumplings and appetizer dishes a lot instead of venturing to Richmond for Chinese food. I have to say, however, their food and service quality has declined greatly in the past year.
For starters, their food quality has declined. They seem to use MSG like no tomorrow. I've always expected MSG to some degree in Chinese food, but lately you can taste MSG and nothing else.
The main decline would be their service. Their take out service is horrible. I once waited 2.5 hours for them to deliver an order, and I only live 8min drive away. Their delivery drivers are always rude. As for restaurant service, it really turned me away. I once ordered a Szechuan chicken with spicy chili sauce, the cold appetizer. I walked in around 2:40pm and wanted to get it for dinner. As soon as I got in, the waitress had a sour face and said something in Chinese to me, which I don't understand. I quickly learned it was almost their lunch break. I thought I would order a cold dish, so they can just pack it from the fridge. I told the cashier I wanted the COLD Szechuan chicken with spicy chili sauce. She quickly typed it into the register and didn't bother saying a word to me.
I then waited and waited for 10 mins for my take out order, and to my surprise they gave me the stir fry Szechuan chicken lunch special! I told her that was not what I wanted, and she snatched the take out order from my hand and then proceeded to SCOLD at me in CHINESE! I don't speak Chinese! I'm Asian, but I'm not of Chinese ethnicity. Then she muttered under her breath in English saying I said szechuan chicken special. I was really angry at this point and told her I said i wanted the COLD Szechuan chicken, and never said anything about Lunch Specials.
She then kept talking to me in Chinese, even though I told her I don't speak Chinese already, saying I need to make up the difference. I've just about had it with them. They not only mixed up my order, but also don't respect their customers. Just because I'm Asian doesn't mean I'm Chinese. She didn't even apologize for her mistake.
I will definitely never go back to this place again. I ended up throwing out the Cold szechuan chicken because all I can taste was the MSG and no chicken flavour. If they keep this up, they won't last for long. There are other better Chinese restaurants out there. Next time I will go to Richmond and not waste my money at this racist place.
Though we have lived in New Westminster for decades, my husband & I only started visiting 'The Castle' last year. What a delightful find!
The food is amazing. The 'Mini Yorkies' are my husband's favourite. We have had breakfast and dinner there. Freshness and flavour in every bite no matter which dish we try.
It is a bit of a zig zag to find the place. Parking has never been an issue for us.
My family and I have been going to Minoas for years! The food is delicious, the portions are generous and the service is exceptional! The Chronakis family (the owners) always make us feel welcome, like a part of the family! I've actually gotten them to provide buffet-style catering for a couple of small family gatherings the last two years. They've gone above and beyond each time! The most recent example: I called them on a Wednesday asking them to provide catering for a small family gathering that Saturday. Alex and Anna were very helpful and accommodating. I initially said that I would pick up the food at 6:00pm Saturday, but after my family told me that would be too early, I had to call Anna back and move the pick up time to 7:00pm Saturday. She said though it would be very busy that it wouldn't be a problem. The food was amazing (the Roast Lamb dinner and Chicken Souvlaki are big hits with my family!!!) and the portions were very satisfying! Anna even called me the next morning to see if everything was okay (how's that for genuine service???). I thanked her and Alex for their help in making our family gathering a memorable one and that I would write them a positive review so, here it is!! Thank you again Alex, Anna, Georgia and the staff at Minoas!!! We will be back real soon!!
I have no idea why this place has received good reviews. Worse Indian take-out I have ever had.
My husband and I grew up with Indian food, and love it -- BUT this place is just awful. We tried Mirchi because it seemed to have good reviews, but regretted it the moment we opened the containers. The naan were burnt, and the palak/saag paneer was burnt. The curries were swimming in grease. The butter chicken wasn't terrible, but did not taste anything like butter chicken should; also, it was wayyyy too spicy. The chicken vindaloo didn't taste anything like a chicken vindaloo. The butter chicken container was less than half full. When we called the restaurant to say that the dishes didn't seem right -- some were burnt, others kind of empty -- we were cut off and told that is how they make it, good-bye! The service was even worse than the food. Very disappointed. Never again.
Looked at reviews on Yelp and Urbanspoon and decided to give this place a try. This had to be the worst Indian takeout I've had in my life. Ordered the butter chicken and it was gross - congealed tomato sauce and a few bits of chicken. The sauce tasted like it had vinegar which made it sour. Also tried the saag paneer and it was swimming in oil with overlooked and dried paneer pieces. The chicken Vindaloo was from thigh meat and very chewy. The naan were burnt. Paid $40 for this and threw it away after a few bites. Will never go here again.
The place boasts of having 50 beers on tap but when we went for dinner there they were out of a lot of the beers they had on the menu. No lagers at all, out of at least 6 of the ales we tried to order so the selection wasn't that great. When we tried ordering food we ran into the same problem, two of the 4 of us had to re-order because they were out of the dish ordered. The one re-order was seafood linguine and that came with chicken in the dish?? Everyone at the table verified that it was indeed chicken and not seafood and when we told the waitress nothing was done to check into it or compensate our dinner for not getting what he ordered.
The prices were too high for the quality of the food we eventually did get. One order of chicken wings came with 9 pieces which cost over $11.00. Everyone knows how inexpensive chicken wings are so to charge that much for so few is crazy.
I sent a note to the place telling them of our poor experience and haven't heard a word back from them.
A year ago - Sushi Yoi is there now. They are no longer there. Don't call. I used to go there regularly. Is there a way to let you know? They are right across the street. Is this 50 words yet to tell you they are no longer there?
ive got to comment usually i dont do reviews but i have to on this white spot! the asian floor manager treated the young staff with loud voice and ordering agrgessively and came to our table aggressively i had to tell him he was getting that way then he said its loud in here so i have to yell then said ill be right back. he went away as he knew he was wrong then he came back. my son asked for a different waiter he refused to acknowledge it . he put the bank machine in the middle of the table and bent down and was almost in my face wiith his loud voice .. the young staff are delightful there and working so hard for him! The food was good and the waitress we had was a student and exceptional customer service skills. i told her i felt sorry for her! he told us to see the owner ! He treated children the same way!!! He has no kindness or hospitality!! We will go back for the staff and the food they are great!! The owner should be proud to have some exceptional staff on and pay them well so they will stay!!! In my life i have never seen a flooir manager like that. oknow i've had my say !
We had a 'OK 'noon time meal with family.I had the recommended Singapore night market noddle meal.
Just good , but of course not any where as authentic or as great as the Real Noddle Singapore meal is.
Large portion of noodles ,but short on the protein [5 small shrimp ,barely cooked and very small and few pieces of chicken]. Seasoning very mild to non existant.
Fish Tacos was another meal and again VERY SHORT on the protein. Overall the meals had to be rated as mediocre. Atmosphere , upscale and pleasant, Staff attentive, Price : about $11 PER plate.
We will go again but will see if the food will be better.
There are better pub meals to be had in South Surrey.
The food here is absolutely delicious! Flavors are incredible! Its certainly a treat to visit Crackle Crème (pun intended). I also love the way the place has been decorated. The style is sleek, modern, and clean. Although it is not extravagant, it feels a bit sophisticated yet refreshing. The café is small so don’t go with a large crowd, but it’s never too busy so the small space is not a problem even if you go with just one more person.
One of my buddy's been raving about this place for years about how good the pizza is here and has been yappen we should get out there one day. HOLD IT......mind you I have not told him I've been here eons of times .... back in my Britannia High School days. And that day has come after filling out sports action tickets on friday..we decided to make a pit stop over here at 6pm.
Parking is everywhere around commercial.....parking meters to the front and side of the restaurant (just remember no parking on rush hours on commercial weekdays or you get TOWED) or on the side streets were there are free 2 hours spots. Anyways...the place looks the same...time warp back to the mid-1980s even-though this place has been around since 1973 from what I remember...Italian/Greek garden setting....definitely needs a new update. The place was half full and we got seated right away by the waitress.
After checking the menu, I ordered an appy of calamari and my old school favorite...a medium pepperoni plus iced tea. My buddy ordered the large No.15 pepperoni, bacon and mushroom plus a coke. My appy with tzatziki dip arrived in about 10 minutes.....excellent....crispy on the outside and super tender on the inside...plus you get both body and tentacles!! In about another 10 minutes..our pizzas arrived. Verdict....nothing has changed...same great retro style crust ( not thin like the Italian neapo style..more like medium crust) , same zippy sauce, loads of cheese and pepp...just like I remembered it!! I tried one slice of my buddy's No.15. Pretty good as well...but the bacon is more like back bacon then the usually bacon. Anyways...after 4 slices I was stuffed and my buddy had only 3 slice left of his tray!! Holy smokes but then again he's an ex-Saint Mary Huskies Offensive Lineman and I'm not!!
Overall, the food was fine. Leftovers was a must. Service was solid and she checked several times if you wanted anything else...If you wanted ice water...2 cups plus a pitcher of ice water ( got that as well). My cost was about $27 with tip and my buddy's tab was about $23 bucks with tip. Prices are inexpensive as compared to other places around commercial. Will definitely be back to try out more kickin it old school comfort food!!
Now to write a review that's worth reading(?)
Woon Lee Inn. It use to be our late night Chinese restaurant for to order from for our "need good quality westernised Chinese binge food...NOW! place." Until last weekend.
Since we haven't ordered our Chinese fix for a bit, what arrived (promptly) was not what was expected. We ordered our three staples.. Chicken chow main. WoonLee Inn speacial fried rice, steamed veggies;
they were as expected. But the two new items (ginger beef) was just LEFT OVER THREAD THICK BEEF that was deep fried with ten times more batter than meat. No ginger and we needed to look very hard for the beef(where's the beef?) If you order this, just think of a beefish popcorn.
The second disappointment was the costly lemon chicken. One breast, dry with some packing material white filler. I'm not sure if this white stuff was edible. I didn't expect to pay for something that I could pack electronics in instead of chicken.
Next well try another "MUST HAVE GREASIE NOW! food."
My girlfriend and I came here a little after 1 pm on a Wednesday and had no trouble getting a seat. We found this place while passing by Broadway and trying to settle on a good place to get some lunch. When we arrived, there were already a couple of tables occupied which was an encouraging sign. We both decided to get the lunch specials: a curry of your choice accompanied by rice, naan and a salad. For $11.00, it is not bad. The fact that we got to choose from a variety of options for lunch was good. I went for the lamb curry and the GF choose the butter chicken. Good choices both. As promised we got the best bang for our buck, and it was so tasty. This is yet another great Indian restaurant with delicious food. I’ll definitely go back for lunch one day and maybe even try more of their dishes later on for dinner.
I have dined here probably about 4 times now and have never been disappointed! The food had always been amazing and so tasty.
The people who work here are very friendly and the service is great.
The food always comes out very quickly and the portions are a good size as well. Ample parking out front. The only downside is the ambiance and the decor is a little dated.
Overall this is hands down my favourite Indian restaurant and they typically have great monthly specials that include wine, shared appy, main and dessert .
My wife and i had a dinner date here. I thought over all it was a good experience. We ordered the dinner for two B.Miso soup, seafood salad, Salmon Oshi, salmon wave, special roll, teriyaki chicken or beef, and a dessert. It was pretty good value i guess. The food was absolutely delicious. Quite filling with the Asahi beer aswell. We couldn't finish the teriyaki portion. seafood salad was incredible, Salmon Oshi makes you say " Ohshi#" it was all very good, and somewhat unique. i would say a cut above the regular sushi joints. You have a choice of Green tea or mango ice cream in the end which i thought was a bit of a let-down, but refreshing non-the less. i was expecting some deep fried banana's or something more exotic.
Service was good but in my opinion lacking the added touch.
I would revisit this place for sure.
I order pizza from here quite often. They are good pizza's and have decent value. However on the last two times i noticed that when i eat the pizza i get this gritty sand pebble. You know when you have bit a piece of sand. It makes me question if they are washing veggies properly or practicing good cleanliness.
I ordered take-out. 3 souvlaki dinners, one chicken, one beef and one lamb. It was very good and tasty. I like garlic, but i thought the Tzatziki was a little over board on the raw garlic. Everything else was good however the portions were a bit small for a greek restaurant. $15 for a dinner souvlaki i kind of expect to get a good size portion like Greek restaurants are so well known for. I would go back here, but not too soon or often. Its kinda of expensive.
The restaurant looks nice inside, i may decide to eat in , in future. Save up some money first though. ;)
Went for a coffee and dessert on sunday afternoon. Coffee was good but ordered Tiramisu and it was not good at all. It was frozen and was told by the server to let it warm up on the table for about 5 mins. Waited for 15mins and was still frozen inside. Took it back and she warmed it up in the microwave so now the was not good at all. They would not refund my money. What a waste of $5. Will go for coffe but don't order the dessert.. Better to go to Milano coffee which is just around the corner.
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