Having just moved to Abbotsford, I thought I would start trying the local sushi places to find the best one. Unfortunately Dake Japanese is one I will not be returning to. We arrived on a Saturday evening to find a quiet restaurant that seemed relatively clean - always a good sign. Ordered up some miso soup, tuna/salmon sashimi, and yam tempura roll. My friend had the dynamite box which consisted of dynatmite roll, ebi sunomono, tempura, gomaae, and salad. Also ordered one piece tuna belly and tamago.
The good - yam tempura roll was very nicely presented. Impressive! The salmon sashimi was delicious - tasted fresh and just the way it should be.
The bad - oh dear. Tuna sashimi was still frozen. The miso was weak. Tempura was just ok but the gomaae was terrible. The dressing was tasteless and runny. The tuna belly was also frozen but no complaints from my friend on the tamago.
The service was ok - polite waitress and the food arrived in a timely matter. Forget about getting tea refills though... no such luck!
Being spoiled with good sushi in Vancouver, I will not return here. Frozen sashimi? No thanks. Weak miso? Not impressive. I will continue hunting.
Should also note that the fruit flies converged on us which was quite worrisome. Lots of bugs flying around in general trying to share our meal.
Try another place.
We were there after a long drive from Hope, I had a blue cheese fillet, it's done perfectly, very flavourful and right to the temperature. Love their baked potato. However my friend complained about mushroom on her plate was too salty. Maybe a little inconsistency in food preparation. Otherwise, overall solid standing.
Always wanted to try out this place every time I drove by the place,
Finally last Friday me and 2 other friends decided to go check it out,
It was 2 restaurant at the same spot with a off sales store in between,
The old Finnegan's Pub and a new concept restaurent call
We got there at 7pm and Finnegan's was quite busy, so we went to Phoenix instead. This is a big restaurant, with a crescent bar, leather boot seat, nice dark woodwork, water fall, also a upper area where there was a function going on at that time.
Our waitress was very informative telling us the special on Phoenix's side and as well as Finnegan's side. Guess you could have Finnegan's menu while sitting at Phoenix's.
We pick 1/2 Lb snow crab leg and calamari as appy and it was very very good, The crab leg is cook just right and the portion of the calamari was big.
I have pork cutlet as my main and my friends share the 16 oz ribeye with more snow crab leg. Both were cook well and the portion were big too.
The price of the food is well worth to check it out, The place is very clean compare to a lot of local join in the area.
Don't forget to check out the Hi- tech washroom, jet speed hand dryer and waterless boys room.
I will definitely go back soon.
Tried Ah-Beetz for the first time last night and enjoyed their pizza. We had the IL MIO AMORE with Calabrese salami, camelized onions, roasted garlic, tomato sauce, aged mozzarella, fior di latte, extra virgin olive oil & Grana Padano. Fresh basil is hand cut on top afterwards. I can see some people finding it a tad salty but that's how I like it. We dined in which is not something I would recomend on a first date although the staff were very personable.
My Husband and I always go here for lunch when we're in Abbotsford. We've tried other White Spots across BC and this is still our family's favorite, we are not from Abbotsford but will go out of our way to go there Great food decent value! We always thought that all White Spots were the same but, this one really stands out.
The sevice is outstanding, even though we are fairly irregular customers, the waitresses remember us, and treat us well.
To get to the point we ordered oysters to start and the server comes out telling us they are mussles..
2nd, on the menu it says Pacific Salmon.. but when they serve it to you it comes out as a halibut... so instead of red its white.. big difference..
3rd the creme brule for dessert is really just a hardened sugar coating over coffee cream.. very runny and just blah..
Not to mention the potatoes we had which were most likley the worst garlic mashed potatoes i have ever had..
with only 2 tables filled in the whole reasturant including us, i can see why its empty. !
This is a great place to get an amazing Borscht and biscuit for 4.95. The atmosphere is very cute. The Paninis are also very tasty. Coffee is served in huge cups, and is very strong.
The have a good kids menu for 4.95 as well, which includes a little cupcake at the end.
Overall, a great place to go in Abbotsford, that isn't a Chain restaurant
We've been here a few times for breakfast.
This diner harkens back to another era with 60's music playing in the background and memorabilia from that era decorating the room. It's all very pleasant and the food is truly outstanding for the prices they charge. They usually have about 3 specials for breakfast ranging in price from $6.00 - $9.00. You certainly won't break the bank here and they have a very interesting menu. The other morning my husband and I both had the special omelette - bacon, mushroom, cheese and fresh tomato. It came with fried potatoes and a choice of toast. The fillings in the omelette were very generous. The whole meal was very well prepared. It was a great way to start the day.
This is so much better than going to White Spot for their generic not very interesting food.
Starting May 1 they are going to be open for dinner as well.
i've been going to this keg for 10-15 years. i always walk away happy. bread is fantastic, drinks are very good, steaks are very nice. good place to bring a date (although my last date ordered steak AND lobster $38!!!, which normally i wouldn't care but it was a first date!)
my mouth is watering just thinking about it...
the food used to be fantastic! then they changed their kitchen staff and the food is still good, but nowhere near what it used to be. good place to go for dinner and drinks if you want to stay local. fairly dark, nice ambiance, outdoor patio is nice because you can smoke (unless they've changed it, haven't been in about a year). most meals are 15-25$ and worth the money.
well the actual restaurant, is recently renovated. but it's a cheap building with 20 year old plates and glasses. the food is great, i've been eating here for over 10 years and been to chinese restaurants all over canada and us and this is by far my favorite. don't like to eat there though, service isn't great, they make you feel llike your annoying them... but the food well makes up for this.
My fiance and I decided to try Dragon Fort as we'd read it had been voted number one Chinese food in Abbotsford for a number of years in a row, after the experience we endured we can't even begin to imagine why! We walked in, the building is quite neat (resembles a fort - one plus I suppose) interior design was quite typical of most Chinese food restaurants. We were offered a table in the nearly empty restaurant. It took quite sometime for our server to approach us, when she eventually did we hardly got two words out of her, she mumbled (quite literally, and barely audible) "what do you want to drink?" We ordered wine and two waters, she didn't say a word just walked away, returned about 10 minutes later with our beverages, plunked them down and stood at our table side staring at us not saying a word, we took this as an odd cue to place our order, we did so. We waited roughly 35 minutes (in this time I realized there was some odd jelly like, floating thing in my water glass) for our dishes to "begin" to come out. My fiance recieved his meal, then about 10 minutes later I recieved the "appetizer" I'd ordered (the strangest "spring roll" I've ever come across, it was almost the size of a 4x6 photograph, and contained some sort of seafood.....awful) I then recieved the noodle dish I'd ordered, and about 10 minutes later got the vegetable dish I'd ordered. By this time my fiance was long finished his meal, and I was so put off and well, disgusted by the terrible food and service, we got up, left the food on the table, paid our bill and got out of there! Maybe we caught the restaurant on an "off" night, but yikes!
We've visited Lou's quite a few times now, and have yet to have a bad experience, food has always been good, service is friendly and efficient, good menu, something for everyone. Last time we visited they were rennovating, so the ambiance wasn't quite what we were used to, but service and food were still great. Good martinis! A little hard to find if your not familiar with the area, but a neat building and location! We highly reccomend Lou's for a great night out!
I ate at AH-BEETZ for the first time a few days ago and have already been back two more times. My wife and I ordered the "Il mio amore" which had roasted garlic, carmalized onions and Calabrese salami. It was hands down the best pizza I have ever had. I have been to NY several times and this was even better. The guy there uses really fresh mozzarella and really high qualty extra virgin olive oil which was so good that I asked him to put extra oil on my pizza. I liked the pizza so much that I've been back twice at lunch time for slices. The only drawbacks to this place are no liquor license(it would be nice to have a glass of wine with the pizza) and the decor/lighting. I guess the decor is pretty good but the place feels a little like a cafeteria because of the fluorescent lighting.
|2.||Ah Beetz New York Pizza|
|3.||Finnegan's Pub and Phoenix Lounge|
|5.||Wings Restaurants & Pubs|
|6.||Yummy Sushi Gallery|
|7.||Dragon Fort Restaurant|
|10.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|11.||Paliotti's Italian Restaurant|
|13.||Duke of Dublin|
|14.||Sumas Sushi Cafe|
|15.||Vi-La Palace Vietnamese Restaurant|
|16.||ABC Country Restaurant|
|17.||De Dutch Pannekoek House|
|18.||Pantry Restaurant, The|
|20.||Baron Bar and Grill, The|