We took the whole family to try the restaurant that is under the new owners that used to be one of our favourite places for Japanese food on Robson. The former Tsunami Sushi. The sushi, sashimi was delicious, good variety offfered and very fresh. The fried chicken, prawns, veggies, and dim sumwere some of our favourite dishes. The creme brule was outstanding! A good variety of desserts like a self serve ice cream bar, jello, fresh fruit and yummy mochis. We would have like to see more Japanese food like yakisoba, spinach salad, agadashi. Good value for the quality of food. The decor really needs a makeover.
Do not eat here. My fiance and I went for all you can eat here, and the waitresses they dip their fingers into dirty dishes and food while cleaning, and without washing their hands I witnessed them dipping their fingers into my tempura sauce and dragging my noodles on the tables. I realize that all you can eat can become very busy however, I was once a sushi waitress as well, and I found it very disgusting and unsanitary that they handle the food that adults eat that way. I was so very offended and I am never going back here. I hope other people re-think their visit here if they are planning to eat there tonight.
Waited in the lineup for 30 minutes but we were fore warned. Once we got inside and seated I was really impressed by the efficiency of all the staff. Everyone was always doing something. Large dinner rolls were served and the mains came very soon after. The pasta are ridiculousy large. But then again they are very expensive. I would prefer smaller portions and a more reasonable price then $15-$16 for a plate of pasta but then again they are always busy and constantly have a line-up. Lots of free parking nearby. In my opinion it is too expensive for mediocre dinner fare.
I have been meaning to review this place after going a few months ago with the boyfriend. It was great and alot of fun! We had no idea what hot pot was haha but we thought we would check out a new place in the neighbourhood and it seemed like they had healthy choices. The staff were so friendly and attentive and helped explain how hot pot works. The resturant itself is fairly small but quite modern looking and of course clean. I thought the food and drinks may be a little pricey but I think the hot pot tables/equipment is probably expensive, so from a business perspective I understand. The food was good and overall it was a great experience. They have quite a few options on their menu and you also have the option to create your own meal. Will be coming back again :)
Has no one heard about the good food at this place yet? We were the only customers in the restaurant the night that we were there, although it was a Monday night so almost any restaurant would have been quiet I guess. Apparently these guys do a lot of take-out and delivery and they're busy for the lunch buffet. We started out quite unsure of the place given that it was empty, but the server was very friendly and helped us order some of their best dishes, the food was very good - especially the King Vegetable Korma and the tandoori meat, and we left very pleased with the meal. The mango lassi is the only item we wouldn't order again as it was too thin for our tastes.
Went here for dinner, and was pleasantly surprised that it was tastefully decorated more modern than most chinese restaurants. We were seated quickly and brought tea right away. I was impressed with the service from the wait staff, they were attentive and prompt. We had Shredded chicken with crispy noodles, honey garlic beef and stir fried veggies. The food was hot, well prepared and very delicious. I will come here again for sure.
I am a big pasta lover and Anton's was on my to go list ..that is until I ordered takeout one day with my BFF. As usual, dinner time is always busy and there would be lineups outside the door. So we decided to order takeout and had a drink by the bar. We were just sitting there, waiting, watching waitresses go about their duties. I believe it was almost closing time so they had to count their tip jar by the bar. Here we are, sitting and looking, not even a metre away, as she decides to grab the long spoon from the jug and proceeds to scoop out the tips from the tip jar. Mind you, there were quite a few BILLS in there and change. After she's done, she puts back into the jar full of spoons(which I presume we're clean as there were a bundle of them sitting by the counter) as if it were no biggie. Now, we ALL know just how dirty money is....but I guess she didn't. Last drink I'll ever order from there again! And last visit.
This restaurant is now under new management. The place is surprisingly clean. The server told us that the new owner is the former owner of Tsunami Sushi on Robson. We tried the sushi and sashimi and it was excellent. Really impressed by the quality of the food. Prices are still the same so it was a really good value. They have 2 party rooms that have Karaoke systems. One was occupied while we were there and they seemed to be having a lot of fun. Hope the new owner keeps up the standard. Needs to update the interior
But the pork and veg stew was remarkably bland and nearly tasteless - the only veg was some soggy sweet peppers in a sauce that reminded me of low-sodium Campbell's tomato soup. The dominant flavour in the cevapcici was salty meat and little else. And they were out of all deserts except for one which we ordered. Then 8:15 came rolling around and the live "entertainment" started up: a guy with electronic keyboard and drum machine, singing in a foreign language which was probably quite authentic and atmospheric. And loud. We cancelled our desert order and fled this glorified karaoke.
Our waitress was pleasant enough and did the right thing on our bill when she got our order for five cevapcici wrong and brought us ten.
I suppose the price was right: $30 for the two of us (no booze), but how do you put a value on a disappointing meal?
My personal standard for a decent restaurant is it has to be able to cook at least as well as me, and this place failed. Something bad has happened to this eatery since the glowing reviews from earlier in this year. It is now a place to, um,... reconsider.
I gave a 5 for the service but for some reason at odd times (when the restaurant is open) ...no one answers the phone. We tried ordering sushi on a Tue. night around 6:30 and it just rang and rang then went to an answering machine to leave a msg. We tried for over 30min and gave up. Other than that when you go to pick up your food the service IS awesome, very friendly and sociable. It's more expensive than other sushi places but it's fresh and the food is always good. At least every time I have ordered.
We dealt with three staff people here last night (June 14, 2012) and they were all equally uninterested and uncaring. We had to ask repeatedly for water, then they only brought one glass to our table of three. They brought out a dish, put it on our table for a few minutes, then took it away because it was the "wrong one" (they didn't bother to ask if we had touched it yet, so luckily for the customers they brought it to instead, we hadn't.) The maki was ok, but the tempura was the soggiest and greasiest I've ever seen. We couldn't finish it even though we were all ravenous. The teriyaki chicken was fatty and the bean sprouts side dish, like the tempura, were drenched in oil. This was my second time eating here and I won't be back because they are consistently uninterested in their customers.
This little bakery is an awesome place to get great food. There food tastes fantastic, not too salty, not too sweet, just right. Service was great, I ordered coffee and received a coffee that was tasty, made from organic beans and I even had a design drawn on the top of my coffee. There are a few seats available that its the perfect place to go for lunch with friends, or just pick up a dinner item. You pay for the quality and let me tell you, you wont find a better tasting, more bang for your buck bakery and deli than this one! Wont hesitate to go back and spend more!
We went with 3 kids 5 and under, they brought them crayons and coloring paper and the overall ambiance was condusive to a casual family meal with some real food.
The evening started spectacularly with a delicious Mista di Carciofi salad and Mussels Alla Marinara - both were simple but outstanding with great depth of flavour. We were really looking forward to the featured pastas!
Unfortunately, the pasta didn't really live up to the hype for us. We had the Linguine Alla Carbonara (which was very creamy for a carbonara, although as it was advertised in a cream sauce we couldn't complain it wasn't as advertised!) and Conchiglie Zio Carmelo (listed as sausage, chicken, pinenuts, spinach in a white wine sauce). Both pastas were of huge proportions (almost comically so) and although we specifically chose entrees not listed as "spicy" (many were) and both tasted overwhelmingly of pepper, so much so that the kids didn't eat any of it even though they were typical of foods that they have enjoyed in the past. Even with the carbonaras rich cream sauce the main flavour was pepper.
We felt the pasta was ok (although my husband didn't care for their weird rope like "linguine") but certainly didn't live up the expectations set by the starters. I don't know if we just picked two pepper-packed sauces by chance or if they are all like that. Maybe the red sauces would be better given the deliciousness of the sauce served with the mussels.
So with the hits and the misses we may or may not be back.
We do have lots of leftovers (parent friendly only!) for the next few days....
I have ordered from this place probably 30 times now in the past year or so. I have to say every single time it has been good. I've had the gyoza, pretty much every roll on the menu, rice bowls, etc. It's always ready on time when they say it will be, the food is affordable, the quality/value is great...this place is by far one of the better sushi places to eat at. At least to me! Try the smoke salmon cream cheese roll, so delicious.
The King Mahal has to be my favourite Indian restaurant in all of Vancouver. The food is consistently outstanding, beautifully spiced, perfectly portioned, and well priced. I highly recommend their lamb korma paired with the garlic naan bread----to die for. It is a family run business with great personality's for delivery people and phone staff. Spread the word!
Remember back in the 1980's when PJ Burger & Sons and Red Robin were the coolest restaurants but then they got real stale? Then Earl's, Cactus Club and Milestones took over as the cool joints? Well, Brown's Social took over from those and presented a hip, place to get your wings and draft. Well, it's getting kinda tired now. I guess if you're in your twenties and want to place hang and be seen, this works but to have a meal with conversation, it's tough because it's so loud. The food is your usual fare, nothing special or unique here. The servers are young and pretty. Cool decor and a nice patio with a view of passing skytrains and Burnaby architecture. Easy for two people to spend $60+ for dinner... I can do so much more with $60 at a chinese seafood place or sushi bar.
I had lunch here with coworkers. The food is pretty standard chain restaurant food. No disappointments, but no surprises either. Service is friendly and they do their best to be quick! However, it did take my group well over an hour to have lunch there, and we weren't trying to take our time. There's a lot of restaurants to choose from in the area now, I'll probably decide whether to go back based on how long crowded it is.
Had lunch here with a group of coworkers. Should have read the reviews beforehand, we were not impressed. The sashimi tasted stale as another person has mentioned. Our rolls were made very sloppily and fell apart. Worst of all, you could taste that they use frozen vegetables in their udon! I could have made a better udon at home with fresher ingredients! Only redeeming factor was the service was friendly, but they were a little bit overwhelmed it seemed.
Beginning of June, still kinda cold outside, so friends and I decided to go for hotpot all you can eat last night. We did some searching online and found this place. Since we've always gone to Top Gun Hotpot at Crystal mall so we decided to try somewhere else so to G-Be we went. We arrived at about 7pm and there was only 2-3 tables there. It's dinner time and there's hardly anyone there and I thought to myself: did I make a mistake of choosing this place? We were greeted promptly by the waitress and was shown to our table right away and was reminded that they are serving all you can eat hotpot only. So we sat down and looked at the order sheet. They have a basic menu, $13.95 per person, and you can add a "deluxe" menu for $7.95 per person. Soup base is $8.50 or you can get a split pot (2 soup base) for $9.50 (I think). We all thought it was worth it to get the deluxe menu. We took a while (about 15 minutes) checking off what we wanted on the order sheet because there were quite a few choices, and by the time we handed in our order the restaurant was half filled. First they brought the soup base and I took a look at it and said to my friends: the soup looks really yummy. I did take a sip and it was REALLY good. Then our order gradually arrived, it did not take long at all. Everything looked fresh and delicious, even the sushi and the sashimi and all the other cooked food, and they tasted even better. The hotpot meats and veggies also came and those don't look too bad either. The meat was well prepared, not still frozen like some other places I've been to. Everything uncooked had a bed of ice at the bottom to keep them fresh, well thought out. In other people's review I see some were complaining about their service but I thought we got pretty good service. Around 8pm the restaurant was almost full, maybe 1-2 tables empty. They were only 3-4 waiter/waitresses working the floor but they were very prompt and attentive. All in all it was a great experience and my friends thought so too. I will definitely go back again to try some of their other stuff. The total worked out to be about the same as Top Gun but I think we got a much better deal out of G-Be.
I eat here quite frequently because it offers great value. Small team of husband & wife that offer friendly service and good food. No menu items over $10 and likely the lowest priced Pho you can find in Vancouver. I usually rate restaurants based on how thirsty I feel afterwards or if I get diarrhea the next day. Happy to say that neither has happened from all the times I've eaten here. Unlike most Asian restaurants, this place seems to have very little MSG in their food. Favourites include their lemon grass chicken, house special pho, and any of the lunch or dinner combos. Added bonus is on a busy day, you might get to see the owners' daughter working there ;)
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