Ok, so I used a Group for this place, therefore got $15 off my food. But I have to admit, that even without the Groupon it was still a pretty good deal.
I came in on Tuesday the 7th of May right when the pub opened. It was empty, but what do you expect on a Tuesday morning?
I went and sat at the upper part of the pub / restaurant and my waitress of course give me a while to look at the menu. Since I had the groupon, I had decided to order both entree and an appetizer.
For Appetizer, I rodered the buffalo chicken wings, and for entree I ordered a double burger (Light Mayonaisse) and fries and a Pepsi to drink. My appetizer of wings came out first and I thought they were delicious. They were average price. It was good.
When my entree came I was pleasantly surprised. The beef patties were huge....I was really suprised and they were flavourful....just honest to goodness delicious.....I couldn't even finish it off and had to take a quarter of it home. I couldn't believe how good the food was here.
Regular price would had been just under $28, but paid only $15 with the Groupon. I was happy and the service was great too. Will definatly return
Arrived with my wife at 8pm. Encouraged to see two large tables of Chinese diners evidently enjoying themselves. Ordered a set menu for $65 per head. For this we expected something really nice. Starter was mediocre. Main was not much better. While we were eating, the waiter brought a large trolley and cleared the 16 place settings from the next table onto the trolley. This trolley with dirty dishes and slop bucket remained next to our table for 20 minutes until we eventually complained and it was removed. At about 9:15 we each received a bowl of sweetened lentils/beans which we had not ordered. It was not to our taste and we did not eat it. We waited until 10 pm for our final 2 courses - a mango pudding and fresh fruits. These did not come and we finally asked for the bill. We explained that we could wait no longer and asked for an adjusted bill. It was reduced by $4 per person. We were told that the sweet lentils had been substituted for fresh fruit and that the mango pudding was priced at $4. No tip I'm afraid ...
We've been regular customers for many years (it used to be called Original Tandoori, I think) and the food has always been great. Service is friendly (we've eaten in but usually take out) and the premises is clean and neat. Free parking outside. The usual standards are wonderful (Butter Chicken, Biyarni, Tandoori, etc). My only peeves is, lately, the Kachumber Salad has almost been reduced to just cut up onions and carrots. There used to be more vegetables and it had a tartier taste. Also the Peshwari Nan used to have raisins and nuts and was a sweet, delightful bread but lately it just has coconut flakes.
Not sure if there was a change in the chef or what but bring back the old receipes and we're good.
First of all, I have to say that the servers gave excellent service. They are attentive and welcoming. For their food, I won't say it is outstanding but nothing went wrong. The portion is a bit small for a small size pho. Their noodle soup tastes just right, not too salty. Their interior looks more modern than most Pho restaurants and feels cleaner. I will definitely go back and try more items.
Been meaning to come in and try this place as it opened last month and it was the closest pho place to our new home. We were seated as soon as we came in (in fact, the waitress was taking another customer's order and cut them off mid-order to seat us... great for us but not so great for that other customer, I'm guessing). The place had the typical waterfall pictures up on the walls like most pho places do but it was a lot darker in there than other pho places. Usually, it's very brightly lit but this place seemed to be on the darker side. Perused the menu and found that prices were on the more expensive side than the typical pho place (for $1.75, I would expect my can of pop to be the brand name Coke or Pepsi but we got a Western Family Coke instead). I ordered the usual beef pho and was disappointed. The order came with plenty of green onions and very little cilantro (which is perfect for me) but the soup was definitely off. It didn't have the taste of the beef soup that you get at places like Pho Tan or Mui Ngo Gai. It was a bit on the salty side and tasted like the winter melon soup that you get at Chinese restaurants. The worst part of the whole experience was that later that night, I got a terrible stomach ache and then had diarrhea afterwards. Not fun at all. And I know for sure it was from eating here because the pho was the only thing I had eaten that day. Next time, we'll definitely make the extra effort and drive a little further to a better pho place.
Went with a party group. Almost everyone ordered Indian food. I was not sure of the quality so I went with a cheese burger. The Indian food smelled good and came mostly with rice, naan and salad. All the salads, including the one with the burgers came predrizzled with a shocking orange color dressing that was not very good. It might have been mango? I did not like it.
Most people said the Indian food was “alright “ or “okay”. Not a rousing verdict. The burger was “okay” and the person who had the veggie burger said it was “alright”. I guess that sums the whole thing up.
The only bright spot was the french fries - they were above average - nicely done.
One sour note was that they provided the organizers with a “take out” menu that was scanned and sent around our office to preorder. They didn’t tell you that the “special of the day”was only for take out and no where on the menu did it say that. A LOT of people ordered the special of the day and then were shocked to find their entree cost about $4 more than they expected. When that was pointed out, the waitress just blew off as “too bad for you” and made no attempt to remedy it.
For that reason alone we will not have another party there.
DO NOT ORDER FOR DELIVERY FROM THIS PLACE! First the driver forgot half of our order and then when we phoned the restaurant the owner yelled at us and hung up!! Horrible customer service. The food that did come was soggy and barely edible. Spend your money elsewhere...this place doesn't deserve it.
When I first came in to this restaurant, back in 2008, it was my favourite buffet restaurant; however, today, it is not worth it to dine in anymore for a number of reasons. First, Dirty place especially the washroom. Second, Food is not good, because, for me, all their food tastes the same. Finally, there is no smile on the employees' faces.
Conclusion: I will only come here if someone will pay for me, and their steamed food is good, actually.
Agreed with many of the reviews above.
Service was okay coz we are the only table there at 6:30pm on a weekday. We ordered the deluxe combo for just under $28 and it came with just salmon and tuna sashimi and for the sushi..salmon, tuna, egg for a "deluxe" combo? the sashimi was not cut right.. it's chewy. We also ordered a chicken yakisoba and even my 2 year old son would not eat it. We have to go home and make dinner for him.
We ordered a 7 piece deep fried oyster but just 5 came. So the dinner cost us around $48 and we have 5 sushi and 2 pieces of sashimi left. This is the first Japanese restaurant that we have left over sashimi/sushi. I felt so bad for asking my husband to try this restaurant instead of White spot coz last time I went there at lunch time, it was full and the takeout order takes 20 mins so I didn't order due to my 1/2 hr lunch time.
So...I won't suggest this restaurant for anyone who looks for good Japanese food.
After a bad experience at a different Chinese restaurant months ago, I was a little uneasy about going out for Chinese again...but we did. I was so impressed with this place! Almost afraid to let you all know about it. I think it "our place" for Chinese moving forward.
If you care about fancy decor then you should know this is an older restaurant. It is very basic inside...and that was ok for us.
If you care about the food, value, and service, then I can say this rivals some of the best Chinese food places in Vancouver. (A rating of 4 stars on here means "outstanding" and it was!) The server was very friendly and helpful. She helped us order the "right" amount of food. The food arrived hot, tasty and not over-cooked. You could just tell it was "fresh" because it didn't have that dingy taste you get at the more questionable places. Each plate had a clear flavour that you expected. Maybe it cost a tiny bit more for some selections on the menu but not enough to make a difference. We were willing to pay that extra dollar or two gladly when everyone enjoyed the variety, freshness, and flavours! At this place, volume did not compromise quality. We were very full and satisfied when we left.
I noticed there were a lot of people picking up food for "take-out dinner" on our way in but it did not affect our experience. We did not have to wait very long at all for our food despite the take-out orders.
It is a casual, family-friendly restaurant and we can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu! The dining room is not huge so I would suggest reservations just to be safe.
The Anniversary Menu was a good 5-course tasting menu and was $150 for two, plus tax, plus automatic 15% gratuity. The service was that of a top-notch fine dining establishment and the gratuity was well-deserved. The ambiance was very nice and cozy. A beautiful orchid and "candle" made it feel elegant. The plates, cutlery, glasses were all very nice and the white linens added that extra level of sophistication. The food was very flavourful, well-balanced, and beautiful to look at. Each course was like a piece of artwork. The background was nice -- white plates and the food colours popped. You can tell this Chef knows what he is doing because everything was perfect.
The only problem was, all the portions were small -- very small. When we got to the dessert, we realized we were still hungry and wondered if dessert would be enough. The creme brulee was delicious, rich, heavier and more "filling". I would not have wanted a bigger serving of the dessert. However, after spending over $200 (added two cheaper glasses of wine), you want to leave feeling satisfied (not "full" but "satisfied"…and certainly not "hungry") even at a "fine dining" establishment. It really would have only taken just a little bit more here and there to fill the void. Maybe even a little more brioche, or some bread, a few more pieces of veggies, a touch more salmon? Instead, we left happy with the flavours and experience but still hungry. So…dinner was followed by a visit to the coffee shop to grab a scone, muffin, and lattes. My advice? Have an early evening "snack" before you go! It is "fine" dining and in this case it does mean less (really tasty & pretty) food at a bigger price.
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Yes this subway is number one!
I will never stop eating there on my lunch break from work near by.
All the girls working there are great but one named "ROSE" is what makes this place number one.
She is the best worker I have ever seen...organized... multitask-er, efficient and makes the best sandwiches ever. Very friendly and personable.
Many people from my work go there and love the service and food.
She has been there the longest and I hope she stays and they give her a huge raise!
I have seen a line up out the door at lunch time and when Rose is there that line up moves along so fast.
I have even emailed Subway head office about her.
I don't know her personally only just when I go for lunch. :)
Rose is a 'true sandwich artist" and the other employees that work along with her are good to.
Thank you Rose.
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 :)
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.
We stumbled across this place while hunting for dog food. By stumbled, I am quite literal as we bumped into one of their signs. The name is slightly odd, so we didn't get that it was a food joint offering cooked food, as it sounds like a health and wellness place. We were meeting friends at Whitespot and checked this place out beforehand. We were so interested in their menu that we moved our whole lunch party from Whitespot to Health Fare. For about a third of the price we all left full, satisfied and energized because we ate healthy rather then not.
The food is really, really good! They have lots of gluten-free options and something for almost anyone who is health-aware. It is not super cheap, but the food is worth every penny. They have a whole bunch of smoothies. Dreamsicle and the breakfast ones are my favourites so far. The sweet potato wedges are heaven in your mouth. The beet side is also Devine. They know a lot about the food they are serving and are helpful and friendly.
My only downside, and it is very minor for me, is that they don't wash the tables very often so they usually look and feel dirty. This is never a deal breaker for me though!!
I don't often suggest people just go and check a place out.....but I do for this place. Really, really good food!
Considering I did not proof read my last review on Sushi Tang..better make a slight correction..it was on Saturday NOT Sunday as its closed.
Anyways back to Sushi Garden....been here a few times for lunch already on Sundays. Do not park on the lower level..go to the rooftop..tons of parking. Best times are before or after peak hours..if its busy..... go to the cash register at the back to have them take down your name. Service here...is a bit robotic considering the hustle and bustle of this place. Ambiance...looks good but tight as you can listen to other people's conversations unintentionally.
Regarding the FOOD, my standouts so far.....
Seafood salad starter (asst seafood, tobiko,mixed veggies and rice noodles) plus the sweet wasabi mayo and sweet Japanese salad dressing brings everything in harmony.
Chicken Karaage...wings only but has a nice favor to them.
Asparagus Egg Roll...like a cali roll but has aspargus inside and egg crepe as the cover.
Veggie Roll...refreshing and the mango makes the difference.
Word of warning...the size of the pieces can be quite big like Samurai Sushi..but its more substance than rice. Mind you one of my buddies thought it was too big...kind of killed the experience.
Prices are SUPER reasonable...most rolls are 3 to 4 bucks unless you want the more extravagant ones, most nigri sushi ...toro for a $1.30?? unagi $1.60?? hamachi $2?? come on!! Even the sashimi are BIG thick cuts...like a two for one deal.
So..if you are on budget...great place to start!!
Have eaten here countless times since this place first opened for both lunch and dinner and have never had a bad meal. Food is always consistently good, served by very friendly, competent people. The restaurant is very clean and well managed. The owners frequently come by to say hi and make sure everything is satisfactory. Food is served quickly and at a fair price. Highly recommend.
Went to Kita Sushi Restaurant no. 2 also on Dawson. Ihad my reservations since I ordered a role previously on the original Kita and it was tiny and expensive. We got takoyaki balls which tasted ok but they were deep fried as opposed to cooking it it in the traditional takoyaki ball waffle maker type gadget. Then, ordered BC roll. I asked if they used salmon skin they said yes. They charged $4.20 for 6 small pcs. and in the end they put a tiny dot of salmon barely visible and the rest is California roll. they have the audacity to call it bc roll. sushi garden does this too but they only charge $2.95. Here they charge you $4.20 andyou are eating fake California with a dot of salmon. I could not eat it bec. the fake crab contains milk ingredients or egg. one of the two which Im allergic in. REPEAT. DO NOT EAT HERE. Everything in their menu is inflated.
I've been here many times for hot chocolate and chocolate croissants. Both of them are excellent. I think Renaissance Coffee has the best hot chocolate on campus, and their chocolate croissants are great as well. Sometimes when you buy chocolate croissants at other places you get a croissant with very little chocolate, but they have never been stingy with it at Renaissance. I'd recommend anyone to go there for anything chocolate related! :)
I've eaten here twice.
With regards to food, it's ok but I've had better.
With regards to price, it's actually expensive in relation to what they offer (ok food in normal portions, 12-14 bucks)
With regards to service, I'd say very poor. Poor enough that I have decided not to come back here again. It's a Sunday and we came in at 9:30 pm, they close at 10:00. It's not busy anymore, there's just one other table when we came in. A group of 6 people actually came in right after us. Knowing how close we are to closing time, we tried to order quickly and our food was served quickly as well, probably 9:45 pm.
Now don't tell me that we only have 15 minutes to eat, this is still a restaurant, not a fast food chain. I think that it is reasonable and customary to close your doors and wait for your remaining patrons to finish their meal. (but of course, you don't let anyone in anymore past your closing time)
So we ate, half way through our meal, the man gave us our bill and put it on the table without us asking for it. (I'm annoyed)
Five minutes later, the man came back again and asked us if we are paying by cash or credit card, (I'm annoyed #2)
I said credit card and he placed the credit card machine on the table next to us. (I'm annoyed #3)
My god, we are not finished eating. Why can't you wait for us to finish our meal and we will pay when we are ready. I finally paid and by the time we left it was 10:15. So basically we only ate for 30 minutes.
Eating for 30 minutes is reasonable. We are not those kind of people who are taking extremely long to finish our meal. We do understand that it is closing time.
So yeah, we stayed an extra 15 minutes past the closing time but I think, waiting for 30 minutes past the closing time is reasonable if you had customers who came in close to closing time.
I think the man is very rude for this behaviour and also he looks like he doesn't give a damn that he is offending his customers.
If they are really so concerned about closing at exactly 10:00 pm, then they should lock the doors at 9:15 so no one could come in anymore.
I will not come back to this restaurant again.
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