Dine out Vancouver on a Saturday night is probably not the best time to go to Oru. We decided to try it as they had a menu that appealed to us and it is a place that we normally might not try.
It is a huge room and to really not to my liking for the prices that are charged. It’s like dining in a gymnasium or ballroom. There is no separation into different sections so it is just 1 big room. There is one smaller room as you enter that is to the right that seems nicer. It only has about 12 tables, is softly lit and is more conducive to a nice evening out. The service was very good considering how busy the restaurant was. It was packed. We didn’t see any empty seats. The dine out menu was $38.00 for 3 courses. For appetizers my husband had the Oru salad. This was very good It consisted of Kale, roasted squash, lime pumpkin seed and chipotle Caesar dressing. The dressing was really tasty and was perfect with the salad. I had the roasted pork belly with lotus root poi, baby bok chop, crispy sage and pineapple, maple & mustard glaze. This was also very good. For entrees my husband had the whole Cape Breton Lobster. It was absolutely wonderful. The lobster was a decent size. It was perfectly cooked and the paprika lime butter was absolutely amazing. The salad of brussels sprouts and chorizo sausage was a warm salad and the brussels sprouts were perfect, they were still crunchy but they didn’t have the sulphurous taste that brussels sprouts get when they’re undercooked. I had the angus short rib with mashed potato, black bean, corn & zucchini succotash and mole sauce. My entrée was not as successful as my husband’s entrée. I found the beef to be very dry and stringy which is unusual for short rib. My waiter brought more sauce but it didn’t help. For dessert we both had the malted peanut butter & bear nut bar. It was a peanut mousse bar topped with a dark chocolate ganache and accompanied by malted milk ice cream. It was nice to see that the serving sizes had not been reduced because of dine out.
The wine prices here are extremely high. My husband said they did not have any wines under $60.00 and most wines were considerably higher than $60.00. We asked our waiter what the corkage fee was and he said it was $25.00. This is fair. If we returned we would bring our own wine. We could have a really good bottle of wine with our dinner and ultimately pay a more reasonable price for the meal with wine
Our total bill for the dine out dinner with taxes but before tip with 3 glasses of wine was $127.00. The cheapest wine they had by the glass was $13.00. This was for Red Rooster Riesling. It’s a decent wine but we know what the cost of the wine is and the mark up at Oru is about 3x the actual cost of the wine.
I wouldn’t rush back for the regular menu. If I did come back I would request a table in the small room to the right as you enter the restaurant and I would bring my own bottle of wine.
I have been here previously with friends, but have only joined friends as they have had desserts here.
Tonight I was talking to a friend of mine for going out for dessert. We couldn't decide between here or White Spot, but since we have gone to White Spot before, we decided to come here.
The Ambiance is great I have to admit, but that was pretty much the only thing that I liked.
I ordered a Milk Chocolate Hazelnut cake, and asked ice cream and whipping cream, and my friend ordered the diplomat cake with ice cream. The waiter suggested we get the "A la Mode" ice cream, because it would be cheaper ($2.95 for two scoops instead of paying $2 each) so we went "A la Mode"
Anyhow, our cakes come out with our ice cream. At first I was impressed with the ice cream portion thinking that was one scoop and the other was coming out.....but then our waiter told us that that was the "2 scoops A La Mode" I was so not impressed with the serving size of that ice cream. $2.95 for a lousy scoop of ice cream that they claim was 2 scoops?
I can't say anything about my friends cake, because I didn't try any.....but I was so not pleased with my cake. It was just not great at all. I SERIOUSLY would had preferred Safeway or Superstore cake....sure their slices were big....but so not worth the $8.75 that I paid...It just wasn't great.
Anyhow, when our bill came...my friends bill was $7.50 plus $1.50 = $9.00 plus tax. Mine came to almost $12 for a lousy piece of cake, some whipping cream and a lousy half scoops of ice cream. Oh yeah. I did get charged $1 for whipping cream and it wasn't even that much.
I'm sorry.....This place asides from the ambiance is not great at all. I don't think I will return. I can get better cake at Safeway and Superstore....and if I was something good I will go to "Bon Tons"
Came here for DOV $ 18 menu.
Appetizer: Cannibal Tomato Soup, Salmon Cakes or Poutine
Entree: Classic Burger, Lamb Burger or Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with 2 cheeses
Dessert: Ice cream sandwiched in a hot donut or Fundae Sundae
DH had the Poutine which he enjoyed.
I had the Salmon Cakes which was 2 cakes. Didn't look like much but it was real chunks of salmon.
DH had the Classic Burger which is two 3 oz beef patties & I had the Lamb burger with goat cheese.
Burgers are served all alone on a plate with dill pickle spear.
DH had the ice cream donut. He really enjoyed the donut.
I had the sundae with lots of whipped cream & waffle cone pieces.
FYI, the lights dim at 6 pm & the music gets louder.
Service is friendly & cheerful.
The restaurant looks small if you peer in the window but it's actually quite long & there's another section in the back.
Well I actually took the time to register and write a review and not because I'm complaining. Lovely food, great service, great value. $17 for a filet Mignon dinner, you'd expect mediocrity but it was flavourful and melt in your mouth tender, veggies were cooked bright and crisp. Just a ceaser salad but excellent balance of dressing to crisp romaine. Oh my gosh so happy that my Greek salad had no green peppers- hate those things. Obviously we all shared, not going to order two salads. The lamb pie was just yummy. Wait staff were welcoming, happy and efficient- love that. Not one thing wrong, we had a delightful dining experience. Thankyou
we had a 630 reservation but were rushed from the start being told to hurry up and order because the kitchen was closing. we were there with family and friends to celebrate a birthday what a unbelievable experience this was and not in a good way
this place should not be in business it was bug infested flies all over including in our wine and the service was rude and nasty. the food was average at best and way over priced for what was on the plate. they added themselves a 18% tip on top and got even nastier when i question them on this because service was so bad.
we would recommend NOT going here and save yourself and family the headache
My husband and I have recently moved to the Delta area and were searching for our new weekend
breakfast spot. We tried numerous different resturants and can finally say that we have found our resturant!
The Denny's located in Delta exceeded my expectations for a breakfast joint! The service was very good, given that it was a busy Saturday morning. Our server was very friendly; she offered refills and made sure we were happy with our meals. It was also nice to have a manager drop by our table to make sure we were satisfied with our meals. We are very pleased with this location and the food never disappoints. Only negative I can think of is the lack of parking on the weekends.
I have been here four times now and their Pho is excellent.
Good service, good food.. the place looked good too. Pretty refreshing to be quite honest..
There are certain items on pho 99’s menu that make this an outstanding restaurant. The spicy beef soups, the combo lemongrass chicken and pork chop on rice and certain Pho soups make this a consistently good and cheap dining experience. They got a combo set including a bowl of soup, plus appetizer and a drink for about $ 10, these meals. There is a large quantity of very good food at ridiculous prices. Today I return with a iced lemon tea with a Veggie marinated grilled pork slices and spring rolls with vermicelli, Wow, you can not believe it, the smell is so good….i like the BBQ here, the way they grilled you can taste the smoke come from the meat, it makes me feel like summer coming….very fresh veggie and the meat is yummy.
They got a new menu lay out now, it looks much much better than the old one, this one is easier to find the item we want, clean and more pictures to show the food.
No doubt, they are getting more and more busier. I was here this morning,, they got so many people come to have take out order. The waitress told me they do catering too, and party tray. We will try soon for our family birthday party coming next week.
Their menu is huge, will lots of deserts and snacks for people are looking for light food such as : deep fried banana with ice cream, Almond jelly , fresh fruit smoothies , i love the avocado , i know they use the REAL fruit not powder like other place, because i am a crazy avocado fan.
- food is delicious and fresh, good portion.
- open late until 1am i guess or midnight.
- free wifi ,
- good services,
- washroom is very clean
- easy to park at the back of the restaurant
- should open until 2am or 4am instead
- should have bubble tea
- should have TV sport channel on, even i know they got TV and nice music,
I have ordered from here a handful of times over the years.The one thing i love is the iconic neon sign-a landmark in Surrey for sure.
This is typical Chinese fast food.Its average priced compared to other ones .The food is typical, and the delivery is okay.Its not bad food, its just like many others.Its predictable and if you are tired of cooking and like this style of food its alright.
I really wish they would ramp it up a few notches and create some better food but Whalley is a low income area for now and i don't think their heart is in it.
There are many new high rise apartments and more on the way so either the will improve, or somebody will one-up them and make some decent Chinese food.
There is a half decent Szechuan place near them( Ho Do) and is a much better place to dine in or take out from if you like it a little spicier.
I havent tried the Dim Sum but i hear its so-so.
I have been here in the past and its usually good pizza.I don't go for 3 for one kind of stuff-usually they just spread the ingredients between more crusts.I ordered the "everything" with extra sauce and cheese.This pizza was heavy and thick-layers of toppings.
I haven't tried any of the other things like chicken, pasta, etc... so I will just stick to saying the pizza is great.Downtown Vancouver has tons of good pizza places but in sewery (Surrey), it is very hard to find .There are very few decent pizza joints here-this is one of them
I have been here a few times.The place is unfortunately a little hidden but worth discovering.The neighborhood is a little rough but inside is very warm and cozy atmosphere.Is a small place but the people are very friendly.
I tried both the chicken and beef soft tacos-chicken was the better of the two.The menu is bigger than the website shows i think.Haven't yet done breakfast but it looks good!
The family is like the restaurant~ cute , warm, and tiny.Very nice people and did i mention authentic?
located in Guildford between Starbucks and Mirage night club... large portion donair chicken six dollars ( a foot long) not like some place half that size... and the bonus? THEY DELIVER!
I am going to make an order at least once a week..... many available plates all under ten dollars! going to try the lamb from the Ladies suggestion next..... or the greek kabob platter.... looks tasty!
Coming from an Italian background, I do my best not to judge 'Italian' restaurants too harshly since they'll never truly live up to expectation - only a few really do.
We started with a mista salad (garden salad with 'special' dressing), a minestrone soup, and tri-color ravioli in red sauce - all to share, since we could see how large the portions were. I can't begin to describe the 'special' salad dressing other than it was a gelatinous blob that just sat on top of the lettuce and tasted as though it came out of a 'Kraft' container. Too salty and so thick it was challenging to mix the salad. The soup was inoffensive, but boring, with the vegetables cut way too big. The pasta tasted as though it'd been in the freezer for about a year, prior to cooking. The sauce was ok, not too sweet or bitter - the better part of the meal.
It could have been just our server - can't speak about them all - but she was gruff and very rushed in her delivery of our items, just shy of tossing them on the table. Everyone has a bad day, but this was overkill. I really hope folks begin to understand that 5 pounds of pasta doesn't constitute an 'Italian dinner experience'. Olive Garden does a million times better. Really? a couple of free buns at the beginning of the meal - that impresses patrons?
The beef and chicken combo is a great way to get variety, and a very well portioned, satisfying meal. Each entrée comes with two sides (4 if you get the Jumbo) and if you opt-out for the 2 scoops of rice, you can pick a third side instead. The quality of the food has always been consistently great. I appreciate the care the owner and workers take to ensure customers are happy, and explain any questions someone may have.
True enough, it's not necessarily 'Thai' - but you can't deny the quality of the food. I appreciate that the server takes the time to ensure you get a good helping of meat, and when you get veggies on the side, they take the time to give you a variety of vegetables including some mushrooms. The food is well prepared, flavorful, and clean. I recommend the spicy white fish, and mushroom beef. Also, their hot and sour soup is good as well.
Having been a long-time patron of the Burnaby X-Site we felt we should give the Vancouver location a try. Boy, are we happy we did. We haven't once eaten from the 'regular' X-Site menu, because this location has a Mexican menu and it's amazing! Having had the Beef Burrito, Pork Enchiladas, and Pollo En Mole, I can honestly say it is some of the best Mexican I've had to date. Our server indicated that the chef is from Guadalajara, and the authenticity shows. Keep up the great work.
Living in North Vancouver I have already tried their food many times over. However, I was quite impressed after visiting the Vancouver location on my way to work. They provide very consistent high quality service at both their locations. Truly the best pizza and Indian food takeout money can buy.
These past reviews are pretty unfair to this place. For an overall sushi value comparing quality and price, no place can beat Yuko Maki. They have the largest and best sashimi pieces on North Vancouver out of the dozens of places I have tried. There boxes are way better and cheaper then every other place as well. The quality of all the food and rolls are really great. The place is also very clean.
Yes the service can sometimes be not very good when you go and sit down. Don't like it? Get Takeout. This restaurant gets super busy because it is so popular. They definitely do need to work on their service and staff some more employees but it wont stop me from coming. What I don't understand is why do people expect to go to YukoMaki and pay $6.50 for a box and expect service quality like a steakhouse? Go to the keg if you want high service. You are paying under $8 for a meal or combo here, take this place for what it is, the best value and cheap place to get some great sushi.
Fantastic restaurant. I come here every time I come up and every time I enjoy it. The service is always good and so is my meal. The Chipotle Cheeseburger is especially good. The restaurant is well-kept and clean and the service is always quick and friendly. Perfect for hanging out at anytime.
I went there for a fast meal. well...i shouldn't go..costy and the sandwich is just ok...nothing especial just like subway..but more expensive..they made the sandwich pretty fast and some of my stuffing fell off..not very well prepared...its not so good to have a such poor quality sandwich in a cold day. dont think will go there again
My friend invited us to join for a dinner at 'this new place which is very good'. They had been there only once; and were full of praise. We joined them on Saturday evening with skepticism in heart. And we are so happy to say WE WERE WRONG.
An absolutely incredible place - to start, there's ample parking (even for Saturday evening, and despite there being many popular restaurants in the same area); and then the entrance and the decoration. The service which, initially a bit tardy, was soon very efficient and prompt. We tasted various 'vegetarian' dishes; and for each one, we had nothing but the praise. Raman, our attendant, was very helpful in his recommendations; and of course the service.
I would be visiting this place again - soon. And recommend this to anyone who would like to have a good evening out - either with that special one, or with the whole family.
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