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Abbotsford Restaurant Reviews
Paliotti's Italian Restaurant33886 Essendene, Abbotsford
My Favorite
By michellehendricks of Abbotsford (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 11:32am [Dine in]

I love the food.. what more can I say. Want a good meal go here! Everything on the menu is excellent. My husband and I go here every chance we get. We have our own little corner table. We have had the opportunity to meet the owner and share a shot or two. Excellent evening everytime. My favorite on the menu is the Carpet Bagger ( hate the name - love the meal.) It's a huge steak filled with crab and grilled to perfection everytime. So much food you will alway take some home. My mouth starts to water just describing it. Excellent homemade pasta and sauces, appetizers are always great. I recommend this restaurant every chance I get.

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Ah Beetz New York Pizza2664 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford
Amazing - I travelled from Vancouver just for pizza...so worth it!
By eyu1 of Yaletown, Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 1:28am [Dine in]

FOOD
The pizza was amazing! You could taste how fresh the dough was, the ingredients were fresh and it came out piping hot! We got the meat lovers and spagnoula and it was delicious! Both had just the right amounts of toppings! It should be consistant each time you order as they measure out how much cheese and other toppigs to put on. They are starting to make their own new York style cheesecake! By the way, if you are a thick crust kind of guy, this place is not for you.

SERVICE
The service was great - my friends and I went early for fear of them running out of dough so on their down time the staff were talking to us and gave us an extra pop :)

AMBIANCE
The pizza is no architecture winning place but what is cool is that you get to watch you pizza being made, and there's a small tv to watch. There are only a couple of tables though so eating in would be hard if there's a lot of people. You definitely go there for the pizza, not the decor.

VALUE
We ordered 2 large pizzas and had 4 cokes and it came up to 57$. Well worth It when you taste it. I'm going back there in a couple of months...I would go back more often if it was closer!

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LJ Bubble Tea House33550 South Fraser Way, #7, Abbotsford
For bubble tea....go back to Vancouver or Richmond
By eyu1 of Yaletown, Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 1:17am [Dine in]

Food

I ordered a mango lychee smooth with pearls. I had an overall funny taste, was just ice, no milk and just didn't look right. I didn't even finish it!

Service

When I walked in, the server was sitting with her 4 friends. It was not welcoming and she did not look like she wanted to be there. It felt like we were a burden to cut into he socializing time.

Ambiance

The store had so many posters on the wall and there were so many choices of flavours and you can mix 3 flavours together. It did not look clean in the back and there are no washrooms for customers.

Value
The bubble tea was 4.97 - one of the most expensive take out bubble teas I've had for the type of quality it was. Urbanspoon had 5 votes that gave this place 100% and it is definitely not good! I would give it 50% at best.

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Paliotti's Italian Restaurant33886 Essendene, Abbotsford
A Very Good Italian Meal!
By lauren11 of vancouver (77 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 1:10am [Dine in]

We'd been to Paliotti's once before quite sometime ago, and decided to give it another try (we are not from the Abbotsford area) The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and designed, my husband and I both agreed the cheap plastic table cloths really didn't do much for the place, other than that, a nice space. Service was very decent, could have been a little warmer, but definitely not poor. Food was excellent we decided to share a couple of dishes, as we normally do. The Four Cheese Pizza Appy was delicious, nice light crust, garlic and olive oil, excellent. The complimentry foccachia bread and Balsamic Olive Oil was also delicious, light, great seasoning, a really good house bread. We really enjoyed the cheese tortellini in a pesto cream sauce as our main entree. Pesto was obviously homemade, seasoning was perfect, pasta was cooked al dente, a really good dish. We'd definitely return to Paliotti's if in Abbotsford.

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Earls32900 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford
Don't go if you are hungry.
By irishtal of Abbotsford (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

Way overpriced small portions of just mediocre food. Not much more to say, it's style over substance. Nothing is terrible and nothing is very good. You will definitely leave hungry. The ambiance is nice but trendy and the waitresses are easy on the eye. My wife and I go there once and a while because we both worked for Earl's years ago and that's where we met.

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Old Spaghetti Factory2030 Sumas Way, Abbotsford
Great Place to take the Family
By For the love of food of Abbotsford BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 19, 2010 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

We love this place! The staff are so friendly, the management is professional!

You walk in the door and someone is there with a smile. When you are seated your server is there almost immediatley. The food is of great value and portion size. My kids love the ice cream at the end of the meal for everyone! As they say it is the only place that they include dessert even for the grown ups! If we could eat there every day for every meal we would. They have a great selection of food for everyone's taste!

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Seh-Mi2443 Mccallum Road, Abbotsford
Horrible service!
By munchingalong of Abby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 1:01am [Dine in]

We went there on a Saturday night to find it to be less than busy. We were told to "sit anywhere" and happily placed ourselves in a private section. The waitress immediately asked us to move to a smaller section, despite it being a relatively empty restaurant.

We ordered some tea, miso soup, and california rolls. Food was good - miso was tasty and the california rolls were delightful.

Our problem is with the service... or lack thereof. We have been here many times and the service is always lacking. This time, our food arrived and our waitress was never to be seen again. We wanted a refill on our tea and our leftovers packed up but the waitress never returned. We also noticed that a larger party arrived and used the initial section we were seated in. No problem... except that they received the best service while we received none. We thought the waitress could at least give us a glance while serving a party right next to us!

In the end we gave up on tea refills and brought our own leftovers up to the counter. We paid, left, and decided never to return. We felt like they couldn't care less about our business and there are so many other places with much better customer service.

Please stay away!!!

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Rendezvous Restaurant, The3033 Immel Road, #240, Abbotsford
Delightful!
By Mike Davidson of Langley (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 8:24pm [Dine in]

We stopped by The Rendezvous after hearing rave reviews from friends who had been dining there for years. My wife ordered the chicken souvlaki dinner, and I had a large (more like huge!) baked lasagne and a side order of greek salad. My wife's dinner was, according to her, perfect. She said the chicken was juicy and delicous, the greek roast potatoes perfectly tangy, and the greek salad- well I'll get to that in a minute!

My lasagne was very large (I had to take some home) and it was covered in cheese- something that many places I've been to 'cheap out' on. It was very tasty! Now on to the greek salad. Wow! Fresh and crisp with plenty of feta, I had to mention to our waitress how great it was. When I asked her if they made the unbelievably distinctive greek dressing in-house, she said yes and went on to list the local markets that, along with the restaurant, carry it. That's right- it's so delicious, and popular, that they bottle it and sell it for resale at local stores! I proceeded to purchase a litre for at home. We have since used it for salads and marinades with winning results.

The only thing about the experience that was slightly disappointing was that there was a large table beside us that was a little loud, which distracted us from conversation once or twice, however I wouldn't blame the restaurant on this ambiance issue as that can be the case anywhere you go, and the soft lighting and gentle background music definitely made up for it.

Overall, I can't believe I hadn't been to The Rendezvous as I used to think it was just a pizza joint, however now I realize what our friends kept raving about.Highly recommended!

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Sumas Sushi Cafe2070 Sumas Way, #108, Abbotsford
Valley Mediocrity
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 8:07pm [Dine in]

We made an evening pit stop here on the way to a short weekend R&R in Harrison. It's nicely appointed and clean for a strip mall restaurant and the menu choices looked decent.

I went with the dinner bento box to go. It came with all the usual compliments in a bento offering, but it was especially nice to see them use wild salmon for their nigiri. Outside of that however, the rest were mostly misses. It came with a sunomono salad, a combination of rice noodles topped with prawns in a strong, sweet-tangy vinegar sauce which seemed too over the top in taste. It's meant to be eaten first to enhance your appetite, but none was to be had. The teriyaki consisted of 5 thin pieces of chicken with a chinese soup spoonful of rice bedded above a blanket of undercooked cabbage and bean sprouts that covered half of my large styrofoam container. At $19 tax included, it was an expensive experience. The rest of the menu looked much more reasonable however.

Whatever minimal service I received was adequate, so dine in patrons should be satisfied with what they're getting.

If this is the only Japanese restaurant in the area, I would probably come back and avoid what I ordered before to be safe.

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Greek Islands2686 Langdon Street, #3, Abbotsford
Polular Place, Typical Food
By hungrycatsandpuppychow of New Westminster (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

This is my first time here but my partner has been there several times. According to the locals, there are 3 Greek Islands in the area, all owned in the same family and all very popular. Apparently, the restaurant was too busy so they they had to open a second restaurant down the street to meet the demands.

We were there on a Thursday Night around 7pm and the place seems full. We were a large group of 20 people for a surprise bithday party. When we arrived our tables were not ready yet as servers were waiting on a couple of tables. One table was finishing up and the other were asked to move to another table by the manager to help accomodate our large party before the birthday girl arrived. The other table didnt seem to mind as they were only drinking.

One server was taking all our drinks and food orders, and there was another assisting bring out the orders and topping up waters and taking away dishes. Their teamwork seems flawless as someone was close at hand in case something was needed. Servers were very nice, and professional and attentive, good smiles and never seems underpressured. The food came out quickly and all at once, everything seems hot and fresh and abundant. I had the Roast lamb and my partner had the chicken souvlakai. We both couldn't finish our meal as there were a lot of food. I was disappointed that I found the rice, potato and part of the roast lamb salty. The vegetables, greek salad and soup were quite good. Lamb was cook nicely, a tad dry on the outside but what do you expect on anything roasted. The other people in the party seems to enjoyed their meal and a lot also had to take away as there were a lot of food.

Ambience is nice and clean, so is the bathroom, good upbeat music. Prices is typical of any other Greek restauant that I've been to but at least with my meal and several others you do get a soup, salad, and pita with your meals so the value comes in the abundance of food you get.

I would come here again if someone was to ask me to go with them but I would like to try the sister's restaurants just to compare.

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Rendezvous Restaurant, The3033 Immel Road, #240, Abbotsford
Chef Boy ar Dee seems like gourmet cuisine compared to this
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

We had dinner here the other night because we felt like staying close to home. What a mistake. It was pasta night and all the pastas except for the seafood pasta were on special for $6.95. My husband had the baked spaghetti and I had regular spaghetti. We also ordered 2 salads at an additional cost of $2.00 each. The salads were the best part of the meal.

The spaghetti had been cooked for so long that it was almost mush and the sauce didn't even taste as good as some bottled spaghetti sauces that I've bought. I didn't feel it was good value at $6.95 and I would have felt supremely ripped off if I'd paid the regular prices for this mess of a meal. The ambiance is decent and service was acceptable but when I go out to eat my main criteria is that the food has to be good.

Not recommended. Buy a can of spaghetti sauce and cook your own pasta you'll have a way better meal.

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Ah Beetz New York Pizza2664 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford
BEST PIZZA in the lower mainland!!
By Haro of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

We randomly found this place by googling "Vancouver" and "best pizza". Upon visiting Ah-Beetz's website and seeing the amazing pizza-photos, learning that they make their own mozzarella, and viewing their simple, thoughtful menu, we decided to make the trek out to Abbotsford and try a pie. After trying some of the best pizza places in New York, and being disappointed with Vancouver's offerings to date (Marcello's, Lombardo's, Incendio etc.) we thought we would be underwhelmed, but we weren't - we were thrilled to have finally found the best pizza place in the Lower Mainland!

We tried a margherita pizza and a Di Faras (named after the famed Brooklyn pizzeria) and they were both heavenly. Ah-Beetz's thin crust has a flavourful, sourdough taste, nicely charred for a smokey flavour, with a good slightly chewy texture, the tomato sauce was intense and sweet, the housemade fior di latte (fresh mozzarella) was creamy and tangy, and the salty grana padano rounded out all the flavours nicely. The owner/pizza maker is clearly passionate about pizza. We watched him making each pie himself by hand, saw how he carefully shaped each ball of dough into a perfectly round pie, spread out the perfect amount of sauce and toppings, and finished each pie off off with a snipping of fresh basil- Dom DeMarco would be proud!

If you love pizza, and love food made with passion, do yourself a favour and make the trek out to Ah-Beetz, you won't be disappointed!

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Wings Restaurants & Pubs1965 Sumas Way, Abbotsford
.39 cent wings on Sunday
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

We came for dinner on Sunday and took advantage of their .39 cent wings. You have to order a mininum of 10 wings of 1 flavour but they have a large selection to choose from. We had the not so hot buffalo wings and the cajun wings. Both were very good. I would not want the wings much hotter than they were. My husband said the the cajun wings were his favorite of the ones that we tried. We also shared a starter Caesar salad - bland, bland, bland. It was so boring - absolutely no flavour to it at all. Yam fries were delicious with chipolte mayonnaise to dip them in. We had the apple crisp for dessert. Seriously not recommended unless you can handle super sweet desserts. I could feel tooth decay starting from the first bite. All you could really taste wass the sugar.

Service was decent. They were very busy but we weren't ignored or neglected.

Ambiance is typical of a sports bar restaurant with numerous big screen tvs showing the latest sports event.

Recommended if you want a reasonable decent meal. Just stay away from the Caesar salad and apple crisp.

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Finnegan's Pub and Phoenix Lounge33780 King Road, Abbotsford
Boooo! Talk about your lunchbag let down!
By foodie16 of Langley (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 1:10am [Dine in]

Great concept poor execution. What a good idea and location, too bad they could never deliver all the delicious food we were hoping to have. After reading a few other poor online reviews (on another site) we still decided to give this place a chance as it was so convenient (we were going to the hockey game next door). A lot of people had given this place a major thumbs down due to pay parking - so we avoided it in advance and parked elsewhere. We walked over to the restaurant, assuming that it would be busy as it was a game night. We arrived 1.5 hours *before* the game start time. When we arrived, surprisingly, there was already a line up outside. So we waited in line. The bouncer was quite friendly and made the wait not too bad. We said we would sit in either restaurant/pub, whichever had a free seat first. So Finnegan's apparently had an opening and we went in. We were then told - oh, its actually standing room only and you have to stand until a seat becomes available. OK Fine. So we did. We sat at the bar, ordered a couple of drinks and made our way to the table after some time. Once there the server, although very polite, never once offered us refills or new drinks or appies or anything. We had to sit at a dirty table for about 10 minutes before it was cleaned off. From time to time, the server stopped by and was surprised that our food was still not there. I'm not sure why she was surprised - wouldn't she have had to bring it to us?? Everytime she came by she said she would check on it. The last time she came by, she said, "I'm really sorry, they're a bit backed up in the kitchen, it should only be about 2-3 minutes more". So after waiting an ADDITIONAL 10 minutes after that, we just left. We left cash sitting with our drinks and left. Not only was it annoying, disappointing and aggrivating - we were practically late for the game which is literally a 2 second walk across the street. We gave this establishment 1 hour and 20 minutes of our time and all we got was 1 drink each. I will NEVER go back unless they pay me.

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Yummy Sushi Gallery2760 Gladwin Road, #101, Abbotsford
Indeed Yummy
By YuhMee of Surrey (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 12:17am [Dine in]

I go here with my hubby for their bento boxes. Typical but still good. It always smells good walking by there. I also find that when you go there you get sushi on the house before your order arrives, kind of like a free appetizer. I've only received "volcano rolls" so far, I don't know if they give anything else.

Service is okay. The waitress there one time kept coming to our table and asking us how we were though. It was a bit over done as far as service goes.

Value is pretty good. Around $10 for a filling meal. The place is also very nice, with their little Japanese showcase. There is also a closed off room for a large group. They play all sorts of music, mostly Korean pop, but the last time we were there they played some English songs too.

I would recommend this place, it's not pricey and conveniently placed across the mall.

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Sushi Teria33790 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford
Wonderful Food, Wonderful People
By YuhMee of Surrey (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

The sushi at Sushiteria is really tasty. My hubby and I go there often to eat. We get different party trays each time to share, and all have been great. The only thing was the sashimi was a bit too cold for us to enjoy. (Then again it was a cold day)

The service is outstanding. Food comes pretty quickly. The chef and waiter are always nice and cheery when we go there. One time we forgot to tip, we came back but there was no hard feelings (of course we doubled the tip). There was also an incident where a kid spilled his miso soup by accident, and they replaced it - no problem. The only thing is the drinks are all self-serve. Drinks in a can and tea in a dispenser. I find this quite nice actually, I don't feel like a pig when I keep getting more tea.

Overall value is not hard on the pockets for real good sushi. The place is kind of small, but cozy and warm. Of course, if you just want to pig out and stuff your face, you can't beat all you can eat sushi.

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Ah Beetz New York Pizza2664 Gladys Ave., Abbotsford
Love your pie!
By humblechef of West End (9 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 5:43pm [Dine in]

I have worked as a chef in many countries of the world, ate pizza in
many countries of the world my favorite used to be Milanese pizza (Pizza alla Bismark) but that has changed now that I have had Ah-Beetz pizza.

I've had Ah-beetz pizza a couple of times now and it's the best New York style pizza I've had. A nice char on the bottom, perfectly thin crust and top quality ingredients make it well worth the drive to Abbotsford.

I usually have the half Spanuolo/Fuoco, both pizza's are made with Terry's (one of the owners) own cured meat recipes, fresh mozzarella and finished with a nice drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a julienne of fresh Basil. All the quality ingredients make it well worth the price.

Although it's not much of a dine in restaurant Terry and Heather make the atmosphere warm and welcoming like you know them. Just a couple of table and an open kitchen so you can watch your pizza being made and chat about their pizza philosophies.

It takes passion to make great food, Terry and Heather
definitely prove that with the quality of pizza they produce.
Great work guys, thanks and I look forward to eating your pie soon.

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Paliotti's Italian Restaurant33886 Essendene, Abbotsford
Best Italian restaurant in Abbotsford
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

This Paliotti's restaurant is affiliated with the one in Maple Ridge.

Prices are very reasonable for the quality of food served. It is not gourmet cuisine but the ambiance is very nice, prices are reasonable and the food is good. Dinners are accompanied by hot foccacia bread and our waitress was very good about offering to replenish our bread. A huge plate of pasta was $14.95 and we both had enough to require a doggy bag,

If you're in Abbotsford it's the best bet if you have a craving for Italian food.

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Passage to India33790 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford
Tasty Indian in Abby
By munchingalong of Abby (20 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

We went to Passage to India for the first time the other night. Started off with some beers, papadaums, and veggie pakoras. The papadaums were good but cold. They taste much better hot. The pakoras were standard fare... pretty good but a very small amount for what you pay.

For dinner I ordered the vegetable hot place which was described as "barbequed vegetables". It was hot indeed, ariving on a steaming plate and sizzling. I had caulfilower, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and some peas. It was pretty good but definitely not barbequed. Maybe roasted? I enjoyed it but would have preferred a more honest description. The dish was onion heavy too with only about 6 pieces of cauliflower.

The boy had a platter with butter chicken, tandoor chicken (I think?) and something else. It came with one piece of gulab jamun and he ordered the chana masala as well. He said the chicken was good but he shared the same thoughts about the amount of onions. The chana masala was delicious. Gulab jamun was yummy but, once again, cold. Much better hot.

The service is great and they aim to please. I would deifnitely eat here again but I would order something different.

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Bavaria Restaurant33233 Walsh Avenue, Abbotsford
good steak and good service
By sushifans of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 3:40am [Dine in]

Went to this place the first time with my bf on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy and full of customers. Servers were all waitresses and the lady who served us is very attentive. She came back regularly to check on us to ensure that everything was fine. We ordered Sirloin and Prime Rib. The Sirloin was perfectly cooked as medium rare as ordered. The 15 oz steak was 2 inches thick and it was juicy. I like the fact that the steak came with a small bowl of soup and garlic bread and your choice of baked potatoe, fries or mashed potatoe. It was a decent portion and cost only $22. With the entertainment coupon, total bill plus tax and tips was only $33.5 for 2 people. The only down side of this restaurant was that the cutlery was not clean. I had to wipe down the knives with water and paper towel.

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