Carefully made sushi! I love their combos and the nigiri is really really awesome as well.
Extremely friendly service! The waitress always has a big smile on her face.
Excellent value - which is sometimes difficult to find in Kitsilano! Miso soup and tea are complimentary.
Nothing fancy, but clean.
I can't wait to return!
Really, I don't get it. I guess perhaps because this is a restaurant review site and maybe people are reviewing the food? The food was tolerable. The salmon and pasta were at least edible. The steak was like a shoe made into pot roast! It was NOT a steak. The dessert was ok but not memorable because I don't even remember. It couldn't be because of the drinks because despite having 4 I could not taste the alcohol nor did I even get a buzz. Big money to be made there. The worst was the appetizer. The description here says "taco chips and salsa". It wasn't even TORTILLA chips and salsa it was one of those nasty anti pasta plates or whatever, with processed meat and cheese. My vegan friend was not impressed as she thought she could at least eat the "taco" chips. Most people just sent the plate back untouched
But, the reason you go I guess is for the show. So, don't bother at all. No one in my group found in remotely funny. Nor did most of the audience who tried to chuckle politely or uncomfortably? The show, while the staff had some musical talent, had no taste, or class to the point of being gross. I just spent the whole night waiting for it to be over. I would much rather take my $100 plus (per person!) with drinks and "tip" and go to a nice club downtown and listen to good music or see good improv. This is not it.
Very affordable pizza is sold by the slice and they always have some ready. Not great pizza but if you are in a hurry, quick lunch is conveneint - all thru the afternoon too. I have never had any problems with the people who work there. Too much cheap pepperoni is a problem for me but the vegetarian pizza is fine.
Good food at reasonable prices and believe me, better than your average ambiance for a sushi restaurant. You have a choice of big tables with good quality chairs or tables with couches instead of chairs. A very large space with areas for big groups . Wonderful place to sit and talk in a group setting. Great view of the river. They use 'purple rice' which was an interesting change, I had not had it before. The staff is attentive and pleasant. Big washrooms and very clean - very impressive actually for this type of restaurant. Overall a good experience and I will want to go back.
I come here just as often as I get out of bed and start my day. I love the service and the food is to die for. The prices were recently adjusted but I don't notice any difference in my pocket. It's the most delicious fast food mexican out there. Be prepared to have star treatment by the employees and leave with a smile on your face.
I highly recommend skipping this dinner. This place has crappy service. We have been to this establishment a couple of times and each time the service was sub-par, the food is nothing special, the drinks are expensive and the seating is cramped and uncomfortable. Many better choices to dine in in Vancouver.
I had an amazing experience at Rose Thai. The food was simply delicious and the service was exceptional. Love it. Love it. Love it. I had been to so many Thai restaurants and found that Rose Thai stood out the best. My sister and I went to Rose Thai on a quite slow day, we didn't want to come in because we thought that since it was so slow, the service would be very grumpy. But, the pictures on the window made our mouths water from how good it looked. So we entered in. A nice lady greeted us as we entered in and led us to out table. She first started asking if we would like a drink, how caring that is! Usually, some restaurants just lead us to our table with the menu and forget about us, not Rose Thai! We said we would like ''water, thank you'' but when we saw the tea on another table, we got tempted so we went with tea. So refreshing, so relaxing like a day at the spa! This restaurant completely made my day. The menu was enormous and was hardcover with lovely, clear, pictures with (yummy!!!) tasty looking food. We ordered the Tom Yum Soup, Green Beans, Pad Thai, and Red Curry to start with (all reasonable prices!). When the food arrived, its aroma filled the room and we were satisfied, we couldn't believe how good it tasted and smelled! The Tom Yum Soup was exceptionally well, its hot and sourness was just perfect with a hint of lemongrass. The Green Beans, were very well cooked as well, I could tell the sauce was a secret weapon to make the dish complete. The Pad Thai was a favourite (according to the lady) and we thoroughly enjoyed it as well (became one of my favourites too!) Last, came the Red Curry which was delicious. It was just perfect for my sister and I because we don't eat too spicy foods, the chicken was very tender and super well cooked. (I rate it 5 stars!) Overall, the price wasn't expensive at all for such good food! Amazing food, pardon me. Simply wonderful. When we were about to go, the nice lady offered us some coconut candy! My sister said '' no thank you.'' But I took some just for the sake of politeness, I tasted it and then it just devoured into my mouth, great, now I'm addicted to coconut candy as well. Anyways, after I left I just kept thinking how amazing the experience was. I will be back soon, Rose Thai! I strongly and highly recommend Rose Thai as your typical everyday fine dining. If you have not tried Rose Thai, go now! Or you will be missing out on some good stuff.
I recently went to this restaurant with my boyfriend and we shared the etc. platter. It was essentially a plate of six meats beautifully made, and I pretty much died and went to heaven. The pulled pork is crazy good, as is the beef brisket, ribs, chicken wings, and BBQ chicken. Can't wait to go back :)
This past Sunday, myself and two other friends decided to stop at Troll's for lunch, having been enticed by the fish and chips advertisement on an outside sandwich board.
I don't want to comment too much on the cleanliness of the outside of the building or the inside decor of Trolls as I have eaten in a number of restaurants with outdated decor but incredible food and service. Trolls is not one of them.
Friends and I sat down on oddly low chairs and booth seats. The atmosphere was busy with patrons who were a mix of ferry passengers and locals.
I had been interested in the fish and chips but found the prices to be overly expensive for one piece of fish. So, I opted for the warm artichoke and crap dip.
The crab dip arrived on a plate with multi-coloured tortilla chips which were cold and it was obvious that I was given the bottom of the bag with more broken dime size chip pieces than whole. The crab dip had cheese melted on the top and was then covered with salsa...salsa? Weird.
They only way I knew it was crab dip as it was impossible to see pieces of crab was when i had to pull out three pieces of crab cartiledge. Nice.... As as for artichoke, I did not see any evidence of that in my bowl. The flavour was okay but the food was somewhat greasy so I didn't finish it. I have had artichoke crab dips in the past that were less creamed cheese and more artichoke, crab. This crab dip was more akin to a puree.
Stopped in for lunch, they had a special roll combo for 6.95, came with tuna roll, cali roll and yam roll plus miso soup!
Service was very friendly, she refilled my tea like four times while I was there. The presentation was solid, rolls held together, good rice/sushi ratio (not tons of rice and falling apart)
I was impressed that the yam roll was actually with fresh yam tempura, still hot and crispy.
It was GREAT value, I will def be back. They are also licensed so they serve Japanese beer and wine at very reasonable prices which is a plus for dinner.
They also had seared nigiri on their menu, 5 pieces for 6.50! or 6 assorted pieces for 7.00! Really great prices.
The seafood linguine was amazing, the west coast salmon plate we order was simple great as well, with great food, great music!! and great company, my wife is very picky with food and anywhere we go, so for her to like this place is a HUGE plus! We were left wanting to come back for more... :-)
It was 7AM and the server was already grumpy. I glanced into the kitchen and the kitchen staff seemed no happier. If this was a sign for the rest of the day, I felt apprehension for patrons arriving later.
I tried one of the muffins and it was cementitious: heavy, dense, dry, unleavened, coarse. A large coffee was not enough to slake the muffin. The muffin had healthy ingredients; but it wasn't palatable.
My friend had a gluten-free bagel with bacon and cheese and said it was so delicious, she could have eaten two.
The main storefront of Honey Doughnuts is visually interesting with lots of charm; however, ambience can never make a lumpy muffin edible.
I've been twice. First visit was mixed, but I saw potential I liked. Second visit, new menu, prices up by 30 to 40%. They are trying to do a quality job here, but it just didn't work. Too many weird things and ends up one of the most expensive breakfasts in Vancouver.
First time, I had brunch and I did enjoy it, but left feeling that it wasn't quite right. Let's be clear though, the quality of the food here is very good. I love the homemade ketchup, hot sauce and jam. That's classy and appreciated. Good, strong coffee too. And the room is lovely. We sat at a booth that is nice and spacey and has really cushy benches. Service is very friendly and attentive too.
So I ordered the corned beef hash. I love a hash and with home made corned beef, that just sounded awesome. It was very good, but at the same time, not how I would have preferred it. It came with a good portion of sauerkraut which was under the eggs. I get it, corned beef and sauerkraut are meant to go together, but here it made the eggs taste very vinegary and I didn't like that. Easy option, ask for it on the side, but it's just a bad idea in the first place.
The other thing was that the corned beef was a big pile separate to the rest. For a hash, I expected it to be chopped up and fried with the potatoes and probably some onions too. On the side meant that really, it was a case of putting the hash together on your plate. Missing was the kind of cooked hash experience that I love. It's also served in a bowl, which I didn't prefer.
This sounds like a lot of complaints, but the ingredients and the the cooking were still very good. I wouldn't hesitate to come back here, but would try something else, and so I did...
So second time. Turns out, they changed the menu recently. They no longer have bacon and eggs. No bacon at all, which is a little odd for a place with a pig sign outside, but whatever. Prices are much higher now. All breakfasts used to be $11, which to be fair, was pretty reasonable. Now they are around $14 or $15. On top of that, you don't get toast with most options, so buying toast is another $5. That makes a $14 breakfast $19. Wow! That is one expensive breakfast!
We ordered the the short rib with sous vide eggs. What the heck is "sous vide eggs"? Well, it's eggs poached in a slightly different way that had them delivered near raw and all slimy. Really horrible. Appreciated that they swapped them for us, but really, these pretentiously named eggs are just a bad idea.
The warm kale breakfast was unusual and very nicely prepared. If you like vege for breakfast, this was a winner, but again, no toast. I had pork belly and eggs (no bacon!) The pork belly was really tasty though. Eggs were over easy and were overcooked. Almost hard. The idea is that they are flipped over for a second and served. These were cooked on the other side. Cooking easy over eggs is pretty basic stuff for a brunch place.
As I said earlier, great room and nice service, but sadly, this is now a miss for me. Way too expensive and feels like the chef is just trying too hard to impress. Sad about that as I was kind of in love with the place the first time.
We've been to Patrons a few times now.. each time we've gone the service hasn't been great, (not super friendly nor speedy) but the food is not bad and the pricing is reasonable... so we've been a few times... HOWEVER I WILL NEVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT EVER AGAIN. Upon our last visit to Patrons we called ahead to see if they would be playing Canelo/Trout boxing fight. They said they would however they weren't going to show it live, it would be played at 10pm. We agreed that was acceptable and showed up early to have dinner/drinks. We got there around 7:30 so we spent 2.5 hours spending money in their restaurant with the expectation of seeing the fight at 10 oclock. When 10 rolled around and still no fight we immediately asked what was going on. The server replied, "oh... well, the fight is at 11:30 and we close in an hour."
We were FURIOUS. We asked to see the manager and he offered nothing but a weak insincere apology. We spent time and money for the purpose of watching the fight. Had we known they were not going to play it we would have rather been at home so at least we would have been able to watch it there. The manager offered us nothing, he didn't care that we missed our fight, only that we spent money at his restaurant.
As I've said the service has never been great, but this was way past unacceptable. I have no desire to ever spend money here again.
I can certainly see why this place is popular. If I was going out for drinks and appies, this is a "go to place". They have an adequate drink list and they are obviously proud of it. they also offer a courtesy bus to drive you home on weekend evenings. KUDOS!
Sadly, i was there for a meal. I ordered a buffalo chicken wrap and I asked for "no ranch dressing". Essentially it's buffalo chicken strips in a wrap with lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. It was yummy enough, but the chicken was slightly dry. I got fries with it and they are batter wrapped potato fry. Common, but not my bag. All in all, pretty "meh."
My wife got their clubhouse sandwich and she liked it. she never eats all of many things, while she ate this whole thing. I had "order envy" for sure.
As for service, maybe it was because it was busy, but our server was pretty absent, although she showed much effort, the issue seemed to be she had too big of a section or the job was too much for her to handle. I think it's safe to say, she had too many tasks (organizational problem.)
All in all: good for a drink, poor for a meal. Don't go to have a conversation, but go for good company, l;ike it's intended.
I'll probably stick to something closer to my house, while I'm glad I know they're there.
I know there isn't much to choose from as far as AYCE sushi goes in Langley, or even all of Surrey for that matter, so it's nice to have one close by now. New ownership took over in 2011 or so, and it's been good since then. Worth checking out if you don't want to spend thru the nose to try various items.
After quite a few years of dining here, I can honestly say this place has taken a huge turn for the worst. Always better than the rest (earls, cactus etc) of "those" places, it is now a small step above abysmal. The recent menu changes on certain items are so unusual (read bad) that the only motivating factor could have been the bottom $$$ line, and NOT a better menu of choices. I really don't want to get into details here, but if you enjoy the place, keep it simple with burgers or sandwiches... something that really can't get screwed up in the process. I tried the new mussels dish with their usually killer calamari, amongst other things, and it it was sooooooooooo bad ..... like a goodyear tire product. I recently found out that all business decisions for milestones are now made back east, which means they have no concept of whats really going on locally. But, in their defense, the staff is absolutely first rate......
Anyways, I ( we) wont ever be back as the above experience is usually the first step when restaurants are likely to close their doors in the future.
We were in Richmond with a craving for pho and we happened to stumble onto Hue Cafe. Its located in a strip mall on No 3 Road and doesn't look like much on the outside, or the inside. We both ordered the beef pho soup as its called on the menu (they only have one pho option). We also got an order of spring rolls.
The soup comes with rare beef and beef balls. The broth flavour was good although the noodles might have been overcooked and were really clumped together. The size was kind of small with no option for a larger size. The spring rolls were real Vietnamese, skinny-style spring rolls although not my favourite, they were still decent.
Overall the food was fine but given the lack of pho choices on the menu at Hue cafe, I probably won't return.
Reserved a table for 10 the day before. Arrived on time for no table reserved in my name. Restaurant wasn't full so they joined an odd shaped table to form a table for us. After we ordered starters the complimentary papad arrived - they were stale so after pointing this out a new batch came out - they weren't even cooked ie:raw.
Sent these back - third set did not arrive ......fortunately!
Half the starters arrived. Very poor to say the least and tiny tiny portions. The mushroom starter for example consisted of about 6 mushrooms which for about $15 is $2.50 for a button mushroom.....no they weren't portobello mushroom size! Samosas were oily and worse than the 50cent ones you get in surrey hole in the walls.
We upped and left. Manager was fine. He apologized and didn't make us pay but really disappointing when you have a big group and had expected more. Lord knows how there are any good reviews for this place. Our friends who are local and have visited before several times did tell us this was particularly poor and they are better when they are busy for their buffets.
I would describe myself as an experienced Indian restaurant goer having been to many here in BC and moreso back in the UK where the standard is way higher but this was amongst the worst experiences ever. Maybe this was a one off bad day for the restaurant - I can't comment on that but I wouldn't return for sure.
After my spectacular breakfast at a Pantry in Whiterock a couple of weeks ago I was excited to try this one. Winning streak for the Pantry ends at one.
Kids frech toast was bright yellow and tasteless. Adult french toast was positely burned and tasted of nothing but burnt cinnamon.
Omelette was supposed to have "roasted mushrooms" and "caramelized onions". They were neither roasted nor caramelized as they were at the other Pantry. They were just sliced white mushrooms and half raw red onion. The hashbrowns had very few crispy parts and the sourdough toast was - one piece warm bread and one piece burnt to a crisp. Andy they served that. EMbarrassing. WOrse yet, I paid for it. Who's bad I guess?
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