After watching a segment of Diners, Drive ins & Dives some time ago, we finally made the trek from Surrey to Burnaby to give it a try last Sat morning. It had been several years since I was in this area, golfing at Riverway, and it has changed.
Fraser Park is located virtually at the south end of Bryne Rd in an industrial park, a stones throw from the river. It is open only for breakfast & lunch, closed Sundays & holidays. Presumably it started out serving just the local businesses, but now clearly has much more of a dedicated following.
Don't expect fancy here. It is pretty much what you might expect of a cafe in an area like this. The attraction is evident as soon as you walk through the door. Large menu, very reasonable prices & huge portions. Friendly staff.
You place your order at the counter, pay up front & are given a number. You then wait for an available table. Coffee & tea are self serve, unlimited. As we were entering the cafe a regular told us to try the Deluxe German Breakfast and suggested we share it. It came with an omllette, bacon, ham, German sausage, potatoes, schnitzel & toast. "Hot sauce" available on the side. Be afraid, very afraid.
The tab for this was $11.50. If you want to pass on the schnitzel, deduct $3 & just call it the German Breakfast. As you might suspect, this is more than enough for any two normal people, but not surprisingly many individuals ordered one for themselves, including the lady who sat beside us. I'm thinking she took some home.
This is no place for anyone seeking privacy. Pretty much communal dining. Service was very prompt considering how busy it was. Food was hot. Not exactly gourmet dining but you certainly got your money's worth. We arrived just after 11AM. By the time we left the line up was out the door, so I'm not sure what the plan is when the food comes out & there is no where to sit. There are some tables outside, but not under cover. Will come back to try some other items.
i really love this burgers, its a great place if you are looking for a fast food places with great food and menu. i woul definitely recomend this place. the service is good too so its nice to go there. it is worth what it costs so it a must see
i love the place, everything seems really natural and good, the coffee seems to be the real deal. the only bad thing i see here is that there almost never sit for people to go in. besides that i think its a great place with a great service and food. some things are a little pricy but it's worth it
i love the food in this place, i can see it has gone a lot better over the years and now i can see all the money and effort the owner has put in. i love the food, the service and the ambience. its great to see restaurants like this become an amazin place. its gonna get far if it keeps going like this
i think the place is good, the food is good and not so pricy but it has things to improve because i don't really see it as and outstanding place, its good but nos amazing so i wouldn't recomended. i think it can definitely improve on service and food, good luck you guys
i found it one day walking by and i decided to go in and it was the best. i really like the food and the atetion they give you as soon as you walk in. the ambience is not so good but for what it's worth i think its really good, just for a meal and chat nicely with friends i think, must go.
i like the way they fusion the food, its a really good place to eat something if you are just hungy and in a mood for something fast. i think it a little pricy because its still a hot dog but besides that i like it. the service it's really good too, at least the times i've been there,
Morocco West was featured in a local magazine promoting Vancouver's local fare. This place caught my eye, I'm always up for trying new flavours and cuisines. At the end of the meal I was left wanting more, not more food but more gumption.
We went using a social shopper voucher. A pretty good deal. We shared a 'duck' starter, this was cooked well but the sauce didn't gel well in our opinion. I ordered the chicken tagine and MM ordered the recommended lamb cous cous. Both were adequate, nothing you couldn't make at home to be brutally honest. The dishes were lacking distinction in terms of spice and flavours. Nothing stood out. Saying that, however, the dessert helped to redeem our experience. We shared the lavender honey pannacotta - hit the spot nicely.
If we didn't have the voucher and had to pay full price, we would have felt hard done by. The starters and dessert are well priced, the mains were not.
The newly appointed server was great. She was friendly, attentive without being overbearing. It was nice to hear and see management advising/coaching their staff.
Atmosphere is nice (could do with a stronger extractor fan in the kitchen). It was quiet when we went during the week. I'm sure there is a lot more going on at the weekend. They also have happy hour during the week. I may give that a go.
I've eaten here twice and both times have been good experiences.
This is a small, simple restaurant with a minimal menu.
The ingredients are fresh, home-made and the price is very good.
The portions are also very generous - like many middle eastern restaurants i've grown fond of.
i usually come here by myself because the restaurant is a place where i can truly enjoy a meal by myself, almost in a spiritual fashion, without all the expectations of feeling that i am actually eating out. it's a special kind of feeling.
with persian food, i am not very knowledgeable of the spices or cooking techniques but i know fresh when i eat it. and who can complain with the prices? you get a huge plate of meat, rice and tomato for 7 bucks. the only places that you can find value like this are at asian places, like crystal mall or richmond public market.
this is one of those restaurants where you can eat like a regular and not break your wallet and while eating, enjoy some great, down to earth persian cooking - which is rare in our part of the world.
I've been to Crepe Des Ami two times. I usually like to go to a restaurant at least three times before I review it, but this was two total strikeouts in a row, so....
I love crepes, when they are made properly.
The first visit I had what they call The Annie, which is butter, lemon, and sugar. This was OK, with what I consider one rather glaring and major flaw: the sugar was not icing sugar (aka Caster sugar), but ordinary white sugar. This is really, really, really wrong. A butter, lemon, and sugar crepe needs to be subtle and delicate on the tongue. Ordinary white sugar ruins it; makes it crystaline crunchy and like eating a sugar cube.
The second time I went I had the Cannes crepe, which has spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and cheese -- I ordered without the tomatoes. This crepe was not properly cooked -- well, the crepe was properly cooked, but the filling as not properly cooked at all. It was warmish raw, with the cheese only slightly melted, the mushrooms dry, and the spinach almost cold.
There isn't really any ambience to speak of because it is in the boardwalk mall, and so of course it's a bit noisy, and just sit where you can tables -- but I gave it a three to keep it midrange.
The service staff were OK, doing their job and friendly enough.
Value OK. Even though I was disappointed with the product, I felt the prices were appropriate.
Last note. I knew what to expect in terms of the crepes being whole wheat rather than white flour, but really folks, all trendy vegan trendy veggie trendy healthy stuff aside, crepes, like croissants, should never be anything but white flour. Tsk-tsk.
I've now been to Wild Rice four times. The first time I went was just a couple of months after they opened. I had a dish that is no longer on the menu; a kind of salad affair, that was OK tasting, but quite small on the portion size.
The second time I went I had the lamb potstickers, which were a disappointment. They seemed to me to be made out of the cheapest cuts of lamb and tasted gamey and somewhat bitter, or sour. Also, the portion was very small for the price.
The third time I went, I had the steamed veg side dish (was not overly hungry), which is so far my favourite dish in terms of flavour and portion size; however, it had only two types of veg in it, and both were green. So, while it tasted good, it was boring. I think it would be a really good idea to spiff it up a bit with a total of four or five, rather than just two, types of veg, and at least one other colour than green. Perhaps carrots and thin sliced beets.
The last time I went I had the green curry. It was very tasty, but I thought the portion was too small for the price.
Every time I went, I was outside on the patio, which I really like. It is comfortable, and very pleasant to watch the river flow and the people meander.
Service was consistent for all four visits, which is to say that it was rather slow, not very friendly, and not particularily interested in whether or not I enjoyed myself.
And I think the prices are consistently too high for what you receive, so low marks for value.
We have ordered several times as well as called and popped in for pick up. The staff is always friendly. We have allergies in our home which makes dining out somewhat difficult for us. Mr. Choo's makes it right the first time everytime!! We highly recommend it for any family. It's our go to place in Langley.
This was our first time to Laksa King and it was exactly as promised! A hole in the wall with decor that looks like it's left over from the previous tenants; family - run, delicious dishes, inexpensive prices. A great place to get the food you miss from Maylaysia/Singapore.
Roti Canai, small - 1 piece, we shared it. The dipping sauce was okay, my husband liked it. I would have liked the roti to be pulled to be thinner and crispier.
Laksa - a large bowl of flavourful broth, choice of egg noodle or vermicelli. We also shared this and it was delicious. We would order this again for sure.
Eggplant with basil - comes with rice. It's meant for one person but we shared. Good, but not that interesting. We would try something else next time.
Three dishes for two people, tax, tip = $26 (no drinks)
Apparently there is a good Burmese noodle soup dish available only on Sunday (see menu pics). I guess we'll have to come back next time on Sunday!
Great discovery close to home! We went late week night for dinner. We were welcomed right away, followed by green tea and water. Their special salad rolls were very good and the main dishes so tasty!
There was not much ambiance, but we were there to eat and chat, which was perfect.
Will definitely go again.
I came in for lunch after an appointment. I stood inline beind a lady who clearly ordered a veggie sub. She then looked at the board where it said "add bacon - $1.50 for a foot long. So she added it. The whole ordering process she had to repeat herself as the woman making the sandwich did not listen. When she got to the till they tried to charge her for a BLT at close to $8 when it should have been $5 plus $1.50. They argued with her about hte amount of bacon they put on (more for a BLT I guess) and she said she didn't ask for that amount just "add bacon" and was not in the loop as to how much bacon is supposed to go on. While this went on my sandwich was ambandoned while they all argued with her. Pretty embarrasing for the store. It's always nice to see staff fightin with honest customers. She finally just paid and left.
SUbway pricing has always been ridiculous- now the emplyees are too.
i had to throw a small party because i had bought a brand new apartment. I called and ordered the party time special which had 5 large pizza's and a bottle of pop. The pizzas were still hot and fresh when they came to my door and the guests loved how much cheese they had put on the pizza. The meats tasted really fresh and the crust was crispy. for all you pizza lovers keep this place in mind.
Last week we dined here for the second time. I was so impressed by our first visit that I thought I would be disappointed on my next visit - my expectations were very high! But I was blown away again. The menu had changed since our last visit because the seasonal vegetables had changed, the winter menu was much more exciting than I would have expected. So many items I'd like to try... and I'm not even vegetarian. We came on a Tuesday night to find that they were holding a fundraiser for a non-profit group that educated kids about where our food comes from (or something like that). It turns out that 20% of our bill was donated directly to this charity... and they do this every Tuesday for a different charity! But next time we're going on a Wednesday because it's half price wine night!
I was here few years ago and it was alright. It could be because it was the person I was with and what I ordered.
This time around, I'm a brand new person with a positive outlook of life and with a great partner.
It was close to Xmas and I wanted to have a nice, delicious dinner with my man. I decided to give this resto another chance b/c I see great things in this place. Also I was craving for black cod and black cod is almost impossible to find in other resto. Surprisingly I was able to make reso few days before Xmas. The person on the phone was super friendly; I'm assuming it was the owner. When we arrived for dinner on a chilly Saturday evening, we were welcomed and greeted. We sat on our table and our lovely server was awesome throughout the whole night. My partner and I had a great time joking and chatting with him. We received our complimentary bread and lobster oil w/ balsamic vinegar. Yummy. For entres, I ordered smoked black cod, ofcourse. My partner ordered today's special which was a special fish that I've never heard before. But boy was it fresh, tasty and mm mm. My black cod was nicely and lightly smoked, not too strong like smoked salmon. The vegetables and everything surrounding it looked beautifully and edible-ly delightful. We ordered some wine and the server wanted me drunk. Haha he's so funny. We had a very lovely evening at Pink Peppercorn. I would love to go again.
I will never order from here again. I ordered delivery and after an entire hour I called to see where my food was. They told me oh sorry so busy driver on the way. When it arrived it was cold. I called to complain and the guy who answered was ignorant and had no excuse for me. I don't mind waiting for delivery if it is hot but my food was cold. Don't waste money on this place.
Exceptional, ever time, after 100 lunches.
To put things in context, order the Nigiri Sushi or Sushimi sushi lunch boxes. They might be $10, but you'll get an amazing, professional, fresh, prime cuts of salmon and tuna, colorful interesting lunch. The quantity is almost too much. It's just awesome. After you do that we'll talk.
Today, I realized I wrote a bad review for this place in 2012 and should have updated / corrected it a lot earlier. Have been there 100+ times in last 2 years, (once, twice a week), and it's always the best. There is no better.
The two young girls working the floor are great. No attitude, they're fast, friendly, mind their own business and do what you want them to do. Take care of my lunch. I give the owner credit for choosing and training his staff well.
Three sushi chefs behind the counter. Young guys making art out of the freshest of ingredients. Thank you for many, many great lunches.
Decor? Interior? No fooling around, it's beautiful. Fire, water, stone, - the owner invested a lot of money to build a great restaurant.
My apologies for not writing a great review sooner. You have my best wishes for the future. Thank you.
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