The original plan was to go to the restaurant across the street. When we got there, found out that they close on Sundays. It was already 8pm so don't feel like driving some where else. So what do you do? You pivot and look around. Hmm, a greek restaurant across the street and it's open! So in we go.
Usually it's not a good sign when you walk into a restaurant and there are only 2 other patrons sitting at a table in the corner. But they are open! So we were greeted and sat at a table by the window. The interior looks like any other greek restaurant, blue, fake plants, bronze cook wares/decors on the wall, but this one feels oddly cozy. Maybe because of the wide open layout and the high ceiling.
Menu looks typical. Ordered the calamari which the waiter proclaimed as "the best calamari in town", their "best dish in the house" lamb shoulder, and the chef's new creation, smoked salmon. After those claims, me and the missus anxiously waited for our food so i could call the waiter a liar.
Calamari came. Gone in sixty seconds! How bout that, an honest waiter. Their calamari is now tie as "the best calamari in town" in my book. Would definitely go back for more if i'm in that area. Because the other best is only 5 mins from our home.
The lamb shoulder and smoked salmon arrived on our table. Portion was good, be prepare to pack some leftovers. The rice has good flavour, the potatoes were delicious (which i rarely touch in other greek restaurant), the greek salad is well, normal greek salad (not a bad thing).
The lamb is tender. No knife needed here. Could use a bit more seasoning though. But, above average as is. The smoke salmon should be on the menu!! It's a crime of cruelty to serve that to people and then take it away. The agony of not tasting that would be a torture. Ok, maybe that's a bit dramatic but that smoke salmon will make you say "OMG".
I gave a rating of 3-solid for the food because this was my first time here. Although the meal should get a 4 for food, it won't be fair to give a high mark based on one sitting.
Overall, i would go back. The food was great. The service was excellent. Darryl (the waiter) is very attentive and hilarious. And he ain't a liar.
went into san remo we were seated at the bar. there were tables available. ordered the ravioli. wow so much chesse. when i finally found the pasta. so disappointed. it was frozen crap not like real pasta and way undercooked. hard and nothing in it. wont go back. this place was better when it was small.
when inno first opened it was clean and fresh. the last time i was in. there were fruit flies all through the store. ants yes ants packed in the plastic bags with the fresh bread. the size of the loafs r getting smaller and smaller. it needs a visit from the health inspector.
this food is beyond fast. it is greasy crap. im sure they use msg. will not return.if you are going to open and run a restaurant ensure your food is quality. people want good food they dont want junk. do you actually taste it as you are cooking it. its not always about making money.
I have only been here once but I already LOVED this place. The restaurant doesn’t look like anything special from the outside, but when you try the food, you will realize it’s good.
Thankfully, we had a reservation so did not have to wait (Tip #1: get a reservation!). Once we were seated, at first I was undecided on whether I should order samosas or pakoras, as I am a huge fan of both, so the waiter suggested I try the Mixed Platter. It came with samosas and pakoras together, and could serve two people for a price of $10. I also had dal turka (dark lentils) with rice pulao. Lastly, I had yogurt called raita and a crispy cracker called pappadum for $2 each. Was impressed with everything I ate! The food was amazing and SOO GOOD. Seriously, Akbar’s must have some of the best Indian food in town, if not THE best!
All the restaurant workers that we interacted with were very polite and well mannered. Our waiter was very thoughtful, making sure we were comfortable and giving us good suggestions when asked.
Our regular Indian for the past couple of years. Far superior to other choices up the hill on Davie. Have only had delivery which is free and has always been timely, hot and accurate. Mains including butter chicken and prawn karhai are top notch as are pakoras, naan and raita. Highly recommended.
Went here for a birthday. While waiting for the group, we were standing by out long table and were ordered to sit down (some liquor license thing), so we could no longer all talk. When everyone arrived, they took first drink order but someone, after about 30 minutes, had to tell server we wanted to order. Food then took so long we thought they were shopping for the ongredients. I had a smoked salmon pizza. Think overdone bread, a thin layer of tomato sauce and topped with cold lox that should go on a bagel. What a joke of a kitchen. Never will I go here again. Vancouver has too many great places to waste time on slow service and mediocre food.
Been here many times (How could I not) These have got to be the best doughnuts in Canada for sure. They are sooooo good. My favourites are the Mocha and the Kreme Glazed Filled.....Yeah, sure their doughnuts are fattening, but they are really really good....I just wouldn't eaten them often. I like the feel of the place to. I think it's got a great ambiance.
Seriously, if you are in the area you HAVE to try a doughnut from here and don't tell me that you don't like them, because I won't believe you
This my 3rd visit to this location.but I have only ate here once.I went to this restaurant about a year ago and was promptly seated by a hostess,after that I watched servers go by. No one stopped to get our order or even pick up the menus. We watched the booths fill up around us and servers taking their orders, we got up and left,
Talk about déjà vu this time we we're put in a section with 2 other parties,both waiting to pay the bill. They both ended up going up to the till to pay whoever was there. No one ever came to us,none of the hostesses passing by even noticed the menus still on our table once again latecomers getting prompt attention. I sat there with my 2 sons for 1/2 an hour and then left. When we were leaving unserved again the hostess vaguely looked at me, probably thought it was a dine and dash. Don't Go To This Location. Lonsdale and park royal great.
Jim's is a household name for me. Whenever I want some quality Greek food, I order from the best - here! I have been coming here for years now with my family, ever since I was little. What I love about Jim's, or at least what keeps me coming back is the warm, honey feeling Jim treats us with everytime we go in for a bite. He makes us feel at home and like family. Not to mention the servers are superbly trained in being helpful and accomodating. And how could I forget the food! Their kalamaria tastes delicious, especially with the tzatziki sauce, but my favorite is their lamb souvlaki. The lamb meat is tender always soft and tender.
Commercial Drive is full of pizza places. Seriously. There are several around this area which makes it all the better for the customer as there are tons of options to chose from. Pizza places have to compete with each other and up their game.
That being said, QUALITY prevails in this family-run restaurant. I like 4 Brothers because the ingredients are fresh, the pizza is not greasy and it is cheap. From the menu, I always prefer the super hawaiian pizza. The variety of toppings to chose from are endless, and if you don't like what's being offered in the menu, you can make your own pizza from scratch.
I come here on Monday's sometimes because their double order of wings are $6 off. I really like their boneless wings (Actually all the wings) and I have had a fish burger once and that was good, but don't like anything else on their menu. I don't like their pizza, I don't like their pasta and I certainly don't like their beef burgers.
I usually come with a friend of mine, and I won't order anything but the wings and fries.....He will get a beer and some pasta dish....He likes it.
But the wings that I order are really really good and filling....and I love the sauces that I am able to get with it. would give it a 4, but have eaten other foods here too, so down graded to a 3.
Service is always sensational at Boston Pizza. Probably the only reason why I even returned to a Boston Pizza after eating other stuff on their menu that was crappy. Glad I tried their wings though.....That's good
I've been to this place many times before on and off. Don't know why I don't patron here more often....Maybe I like hamburgers too much, but anyways.
Last week I came here with a friend of mine.....the décor I find is great. It's a little crampy, so wouldn't suggest coming with a large crowd.....but a few friends would definitely be great. It was pretty busy when we came, so after a few moments my friend and I just went up to the front and asked to be seated, which was fine (Hey, it's not White Spot, Milestone's or Earl's) it's an independently owned restaurant.....they don't need to impress us by having some hot hostess waiting at the door to seat us.......not all restaurant owners have excess money to hire staff members that are not required (Just good service and good food is what I am looking for)
Anyhow, we were seated and since we were two we sat at the two seater table by the wall, but later on a lady (owner?) asked us if we would like one of the bigger centre tables regardless if it was just us. We gladly accepted (Good Service there)
Shortly after we ordered. I ordered chicken fettucini with alfredo sauce, and my friend ordered a large souvlaki dinner. We shared a saganaki. The saganaki was ok. I guess in order for it to be good, you have to pretty much eat it right after it comes off the stove. I guess by the time it gets to your table it hardens, but I notice that at all Greek restaurants when I get Saganaki (not the restaurants fault....guess just the way it is) So I guess I won't be eating Saganaki ever again at a restaurant.
Anyhow, main dishes.....OH MY GOODNESS. Flavourful Fettucini. oh and it came with a choice of a salad (I chose ceasar) both were fantastic and for only $14 and BIG portion. My friends souvlaki was BIG....yes, it was a large but wasn't expecting that size. I think it came with 2 souvlakia if I remember correctly.....I finished my food, but my friend had to take theirs to go......My friend actually complained that they even put TOO much rice (but hey, better than not enough I say)
This is certainly a place that I will be coming back to more often.....cheap prices and good food. I mean really. You HAVE to try this place and DON'T tell me that you don't like it.
I remember this place being amazing for its POUTINE. It used to be poutine heaven for me because of the variety of poutines you could chose from. I never considered La Belle Patate to be cheap but for the sizes of poutine and the quality served I tended to overlook it. But now that I have come back a couple of times after trying other places, I feel that the food has either gone downhill or something...Whatever it is, I feel that it is not up to par with the other poutine-places in the city. The cheese curds were okay but the fries were burnt, and the gravy was a little cold and lackluster (the gravy is vegetarian, which takes away half of the taste already).
I have ordered take-out from Akbar's a couple of times in the past and liked their food but never really had the opportunity to eat in. Vancouver has so many places to eat that it's hard to try them all at out.
So this time around, I ate at Akbars. To be honest, the restaurant didn't look anything special from the outside. JUST OKAY. Once inside it was better, not to mention the fact that i like spicy food. We arrived at around 7 pm and the place was kind of full but thankfully we had a reservation. Thinking i was a champ, i ordered butter chicken with palak panner at the most spicy level and suffered. I should've known! Grasping for water, I asked the waiter if i could be changed to something less spicy. Thankfully they did. Once my plate was changed, I was able to enjoy my meal :)
I have been going here for years with my boyfriend and we are always treated like friends. The owner and his family run a great cafe where you can buy breakfast all day long. Sometimes we stay for beers too and have more fun than going to the pub. Whether you want to have a quiet brunch with your friend or come and chat with the local community who are regular customers you will be happy leaving nicolinas. French toast is the best and best entre is the beef teriyaki. I would like to thank Jack and his family for always being so good to us. Mishka and Ryan
I used to love this place and was it's biggest fan. But after tonight, I will be looking for somewhere new to order from. Food quality has gone down.
I had friends over and we ordered a number of dishes in cluding sweet and sour prawns. After we picked up and got back it turned out there were no prawns in the bag and they were the main dish for two non meat eaters. I checked the bill and the stupid order girl who was so bad on the phone to begin with, wrote down sweet and sour sauce not prawns. How can you not tell the difference?
The egg rolls were cold and we'd actually ordered spring rolls anyway. We ordered extra plum sauce and got 2 (instead of one I guess?) and finally there were NO fortune cookies. They whole meal was a write off.
Next time we'll try Hons.
My girlfriend bought a Groupon for this place. I know it has been around for a while and has had different owners. My understanding is the first owner did a nice job. Currently it is pretty weak.
We got the brunch buffet. I could nit pick a number of weak points of this restaurant but it isn't worth the time. The food for the most part is below average with a small selection. Only the fish pakoras and naan were really good. The daal was decent. The rest was poor. I didn't enjoy the flavour. If a person had a Groupon and wanted to feed it would do. I wouldn't go back. I would recommend trying any place you have never heard of over this. At least somewhere else you have a chance at good food as you have no chance here.
The Groupon curse continues.
After reading some mixed reviews, I was still curious to try this place out.
So pleasantly surprised.
Great location (local history)
We went for lunch and were both happy with our meals.
Cauliflower bites were perfect.
Awesome homemade burger!!
Very reasonably priced!
Defiantly wish nothing but the best for this buisness!!
Looking forward to going back soon!!
I believe the restaurant is in early days of new ownership, but seem to have it under control.
I would highly recomend The Castle as a great dining experience.
A great way to end the day after spending a bit of time in our historic New Westminster.
Great story about the building and its place in history.
Two thumbs up!!
Looking for a place to take visitors, and catch a good view, this is the place to go!!!!.
ARC is the former Herons Restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront, situated directly across from the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre. After having read the reviews on Herons on this site I was somewhat hesitant to try out ARC, as I noticed the Executive Chef was still the same. However the few reviews I could locate online were quite favourable.
We were seated promptly for our 7PM reservation. The restaurant is located on the main floor (lobby level) of the hotel, so while the windows are floor to ceiling & provides seating on two levels, the view is primarily that of the street and convention centre, with only limited views of the mountains. We were however seated with that view. If the view is important, another venue might be a better choice.
Wines by the glass were steep, in the $15 range for a 6 oz serving. We tried the Blasted Church Pinot Gris and it was well received. Appys were in the $10 - 17 dollar range, with entrees starting at $24 for a pasta reaching $38 for the Rack of Lamb. Desserts were the most reasonable, most under $10, with their own ice cream at $6.
We started off by sharing an order of Foraged Mushroom Toast on rosemary bread ($10). In light of the modest price, the serving was adequate for two & quite tasty. For our entrees, I ordered the Glazed Duck Breast ($32) and my wife the Roast Rack of Yakima Valley Lamb ($38).
My duck was disappointing. It could not be described as dry, but I found it if not tough, somewhat rubbery, with very little taste. It came with a ancient grain. which I took an immediate dislike to. The vegetables however were delicious.
The rack of lamb was quite small, only two racks, but prepared medium rare as ordered. It had a good portion of mashed potatoes, mushrooms and peas. My wife enjoyed the dish.
My duck was replaced without question by their Cavatelli Pasta, which was served in a heavy cream sauce which contained mushrooms & peas (a theme on their menu and they have a roof garden). The pasta had a somewhat chewy texture like Gnocchi. Overall it was wonderful.
Dessert was their Maple Hazelnut ice cream, a large portion which two could easily share. Not sure if as a result of it being our anniversary or due to my duck, but they brought me a Bag of Doughnuts which came with three sauces. Tasted just like PNE. An innovative and welcome end to the evening. We were both pleasantly full.
The staff and manager were all very pleasant, attentive and eager to please. Overall it was a very pleasant evening spent in a nice location in the heart of the city.
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