Went here on a weekday and the place looks great. The wood fired pizza oven is right by the entrance with an open kitchen to the side. Long bar in the back with some sort of wine storage system for opened bottles. Great renovation job since the last resto. Seated by the window and place is not that big, they have some large tables made out of large timbers and some outdoor seating. They have a few big screens for the sport fans. Ordered an arugla salad with bacon, blue cheese, nuts - very good, then shared a meatball ricotta pizza - good with the thin crust but gets a big soggy if left for a bit and shared a meat sauce pasta - good but would of preferred fresh pasta instead of the dried. Service was great wtih attentive service and frequent checks. Would come back to try the other pizzas.
1st time here with the family.
Food: Just the way it should be. Perfect temperature, No semi-frozen tuna or salmon usually indicates slow or no business. Most importantly, it's not "westernized" with tons of Japanese mayonnaise. You will notice you will not feel thirsty afterwards because of the over use/ mixture of mayonnaise. it's the MSG. If you ever been to japan, This is as close it'll get.
Service: They are a nice japanese couple and very japanese cultured. Expect the service to be polite and quiet. They've been in business for over 9 years here. They must be serving something right. when you order they'll take your order and come back to you when it's done. Please be patient with the 5 other "takeout" orders waiting to be picked up. Tea is self served, that's OK.
Value: If you normally dine at those other japanese restaurant chains"usually, Chinese, Korean,Vietnamese owners, you'll notice the size is not comparable about 1/3 smaller, and not full of mayonnaise. It tasted good, temperature was right. you will not feel overstuffed. Price wise .. you have to figure out your intention before going in..Prices are comparable to other, but remember, You want to pay for food quality, this is the place, you want to pay for quantity, this isn't for you.
Ambiance: Very clean, simple and bright. you can have a nice quiet sit in without a crowd. No overhead 46 inch flat screen TV or glaring music to distract you or the company you are with. We started a conversation with the owner/server, They were very nice down and down to earth.
Would we return again.. For sure...
Not lost in the 50's! LOST in the year 2012. This place is horrible. New owners are terrible! I think the name LOST is right, not just the food though the decor and service too.
LOST is the skills to execute a simple good burger and fries. The food is way over priced and my bun was not fresh. They might claim the food is fresh but learning how to cook it is a big part of success .
This is NOT the OLD iconic and great place it used to be so don't waste your time!
As a foodie with foodie friends I had 3-4 people that tried this place and we all agree it was horrible we will never return. Any Fatburger has 2x better product for 1/2 the price.
The fries recipe was LOST as mine were soggy not crunchy and hard and under cooked in the middle.
Even the supposed DRIVE THRU isn't even a drive thru you have to get out of your vehicle to pick up and pay for it? Use some common sense people if you advertise a drive thru make it a drive thru.
The customer service was LOST they just put a bunch of toppings on your burger without asking you. ( Thanks guys but I don't like big chunks of raw onions or mustard you might know that if you ever asked) Bad service and not even a smile
Trust me save your money there are 10 places in the area that have way better service and food at prices that reflect quality this place is lacking.
LOST is any design sense. Not only did the new owners ruin the original look of the diner that had the original 50's pastel colors they painted it some crazy ugly color scheme with purple, yellow, red, black and a wood fence and got rid of the BUS! This place was an icon to the city and they destroyed it what are you thinking?
After eating here it is clear they know as much about decor as they do about food service and pricing. You have only one chance to wow a customer to get them to return and from my experience and many others I know, you blew it BIG TIME.
And last but no least LOST is convenience to the customer. This business only accepts CASH? You better make note of that before you get there or you will be a screwed as we were. What is this a front no debit no credit card? Can you say "Tax Evasion"
LOST is some basic common sense from the owners.
We then........LOST is yet another customer!
I've been a regular customer for couple years now and this place is most of the time busy or lined up with people and recent years it has become more busy. The food is always consistent the special rolls like las vegas roll or the red dragon roll is really all of my friends favorite. The service is friendly and most of the time it's very very quick almost suprisingly. This place is the best I've had yet.
This place is great. I've been coming here for years and though I have had better thai food, for the price point and reliablility this is great. We come here for lunch often for the specials. It includes soup, spring roll and an entree and if you have water, with tax and atip you are out for under $10. I spend more at the food court at metrotown sometimes.
I must say I wouldn't want to dine any where else because the food at Peking Wonton is good especially the Sushi is absolutely delicious from their homeland! Once you eat there..you'll want to go there over and over again.Every holiday they decorate the place and it's beautiful.God bless that and by the way Peking is not even really close to my house. Yeah it's that good. Surprise yourself
Not thai food.. This is poor chinese buffet food at best.. Its greasy over salted and not spiced correctly, poor service, uneducated staff and terrible food. Dont waste your time or money. I could go on but others have had similar experiences so why bother, other than to confirm the worst.
Their food is amazing! You'd think it would be a knockoff because of the low price they charge but you'll be surprised. Unlike other Chinese restaurants they load up the plate with noodles or rice, Double One gives a right ratio of rice and met/vegetables. In some cases we even got more meat/veggies than the rice itself. Their dishes are reasonably priced and they have a wide variety to choose from. We've be coming here for years and we were never disappointed. Highly recommended!
I was shocked when I read the reviews on this place. I've only been here 3 times, and twice for AYCE. the sheet does have two rows of what to order I'm not sure if they give you a second sheet or not. I ordered a lot of rolls a small amount every role. 2 cones and lots of nigiri. they honestly brought everything I ordered. and the quality of the nigiri was pretty decent, my friend got a drink and refills ended up being free. the only miscue was she asked if I wanted another soup and my friend said no, but she brought another miso each, (which he finished and I finished half)
she asked if we wanted more but we ended up ordering a lot more than we figured and were both stuffed.
and we paid 13.99 each.
I've been to all you can eats that if you order a lot of rolls and nigiri they "forget" the nigiri or the fish on the nigiri looks old or isnt that good.
Of course I prefer a sushi place in maple ridge to this, but as far as AYCE this is one of the best ones I've been to.
there was a fairly big wait to get in but if you put your name in they will tell you how long and you are able to go out for a smoke or a quick walk.
What we ordered:
Chicken and prawn tempura udon
Deep fried octopus croquette
Wild Salmon sashimi
BBQ beef tongue
BBQ cod neck
Eel and prawn tempura roll
Big bottle of Sapporo
The bill came up to $50.45 including tax.
Ya it was all pretty good. Service was definitely up there. Fast, friendly and attentive. No complaints at all.
It's all Japanese staffed. I'm pretty sure anyway. I'm Asian myself and i've been to enough chinese and korean owned places to have a good idea. Plus they said so..hahaha
It was a Saturday and we got there around 6 and there was no one and 45 minutes later there were people waiting for a seat.
It's a nice place with nice people and good food. I'll be going back and my cousin said he would too. He's a harsh critic too. The guy will hardly go anywhere except his handful of usuals.
We went for the chef's signature tasting menu and it was delicious. The food was excellent and so was the service. It has a very cozy and intimate little dining room and also a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages as well as alcoholic beverages which I appreciated. This is not a cheap restaurant, but worth the price! There is also plenty of free parking around this area which is a bonus.
We live in the area and go here often. I agree with the post below - this is not the typical cheap eats pho noodle place, it's a nicer interior and a bit more expensive. Portions are a bit smaller. We tried the chicken wings (garlic butter, $6) which were very tasty. I had the beef stew noodles ($8) and they were delicious. My favourite dish on the menu.
I'd rather pay a bit more and get a nicer place to eat with tasty food and good service.
This little gem serves ramen, fried rice, gyoza and Korean dishes such as Ba Bim Bop, Kimchee, etc. because I think the owner/operators are Korean. Service is always with a smile and the prices are fair.
I go here often because I know the food is good and consistant; no surprises.
I liked this place. Food was good, prices reasonable and service quick and polite. I was alone but seated immediately. Tea was fast and hot sauce there as soon as I asked for it. You order off a sheet but I now prefer that to trying to wave down the cart to get cooling off food and I know what I'm getting and about when I'm getting it as opposed to hoping what's on the cart. Servings were hot, tastly and all a good size. I found them efficient to where I was in and out on my fairly quick schedule not theirs. There are more high end places around, perhaps with better food and amenities but also repleat with higher prices. This was good all around and I will return.
Excellent service and portions, pretty good for a greasy spoon! best place for big food for average cost . the meatloaf is the best ,6 bucks . one of my favorites.service is solid and friendly . Any thing from pasta to burgers and chinese. this is the best place to go for a sun hangover!!
I got takeout buffet, the waitress was very rude through the whole process so I didn't tip her. She saw that I didn't tip and left my food behind the counter where I couldn't reach. She stomped away and flung the door hard without saying goodbye. There were no other employees in sight to help me grab my food that was out of reach so I had to reach far behind their counter to grab it.
The food was decent, but it tasted like it has been sitting out for a while.
I saw this place while filling up gas at Chevron as it is situated right behind the gas station. We decided to get some lunch there yesterday, and were a bit surprised to find a nearly empty restaurant at 12:30 on a Monday just steps from busy Kingsway. We ordered two lunch specials, a seafood noodle soup and a rice bowl. The cook probably neglected to rinse the boiled noodles, making the broth very starchy and kind of unpleasant. The rice bowl was bland. It's too bad, because the restaurant itself looks quite nice. The wooden booths were spacious and comfortable.
They did not honour what they advertised: 10% off was written on their lunch specials menu as well as on a sign outside. When we asked after receiving the bill, they said it's already discounted. Well, it did not make a lot of difference in the end because we would have left a bigger tip to make up for the 10% anyway. But they should have honoured their promise.
This is a restaurant know what their cooking. Food is mouthwatering. And the price, I don't how that keep it so low in this market.
Service sure needs some work. Need some work with décor, surely confusing.
And one more thing, why do they call it James Street...I don't know. But coming back for food.
A few friends and i were going out,we decided in greek, my friend suggested cristos and i could believe the change in the place,see i was there a few times in past and i wasn't very happy.I was told it had new owners,that's why the big difference
The service was great,the food incredible the place was spottless,bavo to the new owners,i know now this is going to be our new hangout
I have not been to Me n Ed for a long time, and decided to go in for lunch with an Entertainment Book coupon. We ordered a medium California pizza. I really enjoyed the thin crust, but the toppings were rather bland. It was also a pricy pizza - $22 for a medium. I would go back and try their other items only if I have a coupon.
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