True enough, it's not necessarily 'Thai' - but you can't deny the quality of the food. I appreciate that the server takes the time to ensure you get a good helping of meat, and when you get veggies on the side, they take the time to give you a variety of vegetables including some mushrooms. The food is well prepared, flavorful, and clean. I recommend the spicy white fish, and mushroom beef. Also, their hot and sour soup is good as well.
Just happened on this place while going to the grocery store in the same parking lot. It was New Year's eve & I had planned on picking up a party tray from another sushi place. I quickly browsed the menu posted outside & decided that it would be a good use of time to just get one from Tang Tang while I went grocery shopping.
Greeted right a way. Placed my order & I was told 15 minutes. Came back, tray was just being packed up. The rolls were actually quite good & a big hit at my NYE party. Quick, affordable & great tasting! I will be back to sample some other goodies soon!
I've been coming here for a little while now (maybe a couple of years) and things have changed quite a bit. I think in the last few years, they've had changes in owners and most recently have changed to a new family. This is worth a second chance if you enjoy Chinese food. After reading some of the reviews below, it's sad how much this place as changed from being good and being disappointing. But the most recent take over has changed the food quite a lot.
I've recently order a delivery from them and, man, has the service changed! There are two sons that work there with their parents. They welcomed my call with a little bit of background and seeing that I've order from them before and had me on record, they told me about the change in owners. The chef now is their father who has had over 35 years experience in cooking. The results of this experience shows!
One of my favorite dishes is the Singapore Vermicelli (I believe it's #38. I have no idea what it is that they did differently, but the overall flavor has increased and intensified. The sprouts, shrimp and pork were all very fresh and the rice noodles were nice and (as the Italians say) el dante. Not mushy and wet like some of the other times I've had in the past.
Their meat and veggie dishes have also improved as well. Prawns with Snow Peas is by far the freshest in the business! The mastery in the way it's cooked and presented, even in a take out container, is splendid. The peas were still crisp when it reached my house, and the prawns were cooked perfectly.
Anyone craving for Chow Mein? Their chow mein changed as well. I like the Beef with Black Bean Sauce on Crispy Egg Noodles. Again, fresh broccoli cooked but still crisp and fresh, something I really appreciate in good Chinese food. Some places tend to over cook their veggies and it becomes mushy to the palette.
The change in Chef definitely shows. The delivery service is still fast and quick. The food is delivered in warming bags and the food is hot when it gets to my place.
Overall, this has been a great experience compared to the past. I'll continue ordering from here and I hope they stick around. It has become one of the best Chinese food places I've been to by far. Previously I may have given it a 2/5 but definitely deserves my 5/5 rating. Thanks Ming Kee!
Went here with a friend for a late dinner. I ordered the Pad Thai and my friend ordered some salad that had beef strips. When the ordered came, my friend literally had some beef strips over some satay onions, green onions and lettuce only for $12. My pad thai was $14 and it was terrible. Not only was the sauce too sweet and tangy, It remind me of the chicken chilli sauce that you get at T & T. The scallops were the size of mini marshmellows. I was very disappointed and I did not believe that they try to pass this off as authentic Pad Thai. You can judge a restaurant by the staple food that they supposely prepare well. This restaurant failed miserably.
We had not been here for a long time and I guess we never went in winter, because the room was freezing cold. We asked to be moved to a table away from the window and the draft -- and we had an argument about it. I couldn't believe it, the waitress basically said no because they were saving those tables for larger parties. We insisted and then the manager came over an said "Oh alright". At least we were out of the draft but the room was really cold. Customers were eating with their coats on. I think that should be a pretty clear hint to management to turn up the heat.
Service after that was OK. Food was OK. I had the Lamb shank and my partner had the House special, but the chicken breast was overcooked and dry. At $18 dollars the cheaper lamb shank cut is not a deal. There are lots of Greek restaurants around, where you can actually get a nice cut of roast lamb so I don't think we'll be back.
Recently I happened to dine at James Street Grill. A friend and I decided to check out the menu and we were pleasantly surprised at the variety of dishes to choose from. The waiter who was helping us was so helpful and nice that we decided we would dine in. As soon as we were seated, another waiter brought over a jug of water and asked us if we would like to order any drinks. My friend decided to order a mango shake and the butter chicken and I decided to have the steak with masala potatoes special. We were seated fairly close to a warm fireplace and the music was a nice easy to listen to instrumental. The ambiance was cozy and welcoming and overall quite cheerful. I must say that this restaurant is very clean because I saw one waitress coming around and wiping all the salt and pepper shakers and refilling each table with sugar. For myself I can not stand grabbing the salt shaker and then realizing that my hands are all sticky. I was glad to see that they pay attention to detail. Anyways our food came out pretty fast and was hot in temperature. My steak was cooked to par, juicy and tender. The masala potatoes were small chunks of potato in a nice whipped tomato base sauce. They were excellent, I would recommend them! My friend enjoyed her butter chicken. She said that the sauce was unlike any other butter chicken she has tried because the sauce had a pleasant tang to it. Both meals were a delight. Just as we were finishing our meals a big group of people came in. To our surprise the Prime Minister, Stephen Harper was sitting in the corner with a group of people. The ambience was exceptional, the food was delicious, the service was great and we couldn't believe our eyes. Anyways we decided to order a dessert and the waiter recommended the High Five chocolate cake which was huge so we shared it. We also had a cup of chai tea which was not too spiced. Overall we will definitely be dining at James Street again.
Been here twice now and both times I enjoyed ramen which is a little different than the other places in Vancouver (Benkei). The place looks clean and servers speak Japanese. The noodles are thinner than usual and more like soba. You get a choice of "fatty" soup and pork or regular lean soup and choices of Shoyu, Shio, etc. I haven't been to Kintaro or Santouka yet so hard to compare but for decent ramen in N.Bby, this may be the only choice.
And if your rice sucks, then your restaurant sucks. This is a take out place in Lougheed mall with a couple of seats inside. It is a franchise I think and some are better than others. The one at Coquitlam Centre is very good.
This one was bad. The seaweed was very chewy and rubbery, the rice was undercooked and crunchy. That wrecks any sushi. The Cali roll did not have avocado but was cheap enough to excuse that.
All in all though, I would not be back. There's too much sushi out there to suffer this.
Having never been in an East Indian Restaurant we wanted to try something new; so we ended up at Suffron's for the buffet. We were very surprised how good it was. The place was nice and clean and the buffet line up was exceptional. Loved the "butter chicken", the garlic naan and the mango lassis was my wife's favorite. Super value for the Buck. Thank you. We will be back with the whole family next time.
We came across an ad on this restaurant on a coupon book "Money Saver" sent to our house. There was a color ad of the restaurant with 2 little cut-out coupons. One of the coupons says $5 off dimsum with purchase of $25. We thought we should give it a try and I cut out the entire ad from the coupon book.
We ordered some dim sum dishes and it's ok, nothing fantastic but the waitresses were very aggressive. When we asked them about a certain dim sum dish, they would just take it out of the cart and place it on our table and immediately note on the order card. When we told them that we decided not to have that, they will immediately push us to try it saying that it's very good. We gave in and decide to try it. Little did we know, all the waitresses does this! We felt uncomfortable and told them to take it away when they try to be too pushy and they don't like it! You can basically see their reaction when you refused them.
When it's time to pay, we took out the coupon to get the discount. You wouldn't believe this, they told us that the coupon is not valid! It's a scam!! We were totally shocked and asked them how can it be possible!? Eventhough we show them the entire ad, the manager still insist that it's a scam. We couldn't believe it, our total bill was $57 before tips and they couldn't even give us a $5 discount and claim that it's a scam???? Who in the world would pay for an ad and scam them!
Don't come here unless you want to get your pressure up!! With pushy waitresses and a dishonest manager/boss who doesn't honour their own advertisement, forget it, there are better places for dimsum with more reasonable prices!
Went to the store to pick up a cake today. I stood in front of the counter and waited for a few minutes for someone to help. But no one was there except for the cashier and a lady sweeping the floor. So I waited in line for the cashier to help me. When it was my turn, the cashier had a cake in her hands and asked whose cake was it. Since it wasn't my cake so I moved aside for the customer to pay. The cashier never ask me what I needed, instead just proceeded to help other customers. So I said to her I needed to pick up a cake. To make long story short, she called someone to take out the cake from the back while I continued to stand there. After they brought out the cake, I had to lineup again to pay! I practically lineup twice to pick up the cake. Not a word of sorry, not a thank you. Though I didn't expect much service from a bakery, but having to lineup twice is ridiculous. Yes, their baked goods are good, but I will not go back again after such a negative experience. Their management team should seriously consider providing better customer training for their employees.
Had lunch at Broken Rice today, solid Vietnamese offering, typical Pho joint menu nicely cooked and presented, decent service though food took a while to come - appeared to be cooked from scratch rather than reheated so no problem. The big negative was the place was seemingly unheated and felt like an ice box: a thermostat on the wall showed a temperature of 64° but it felt much colder: won't be rushing back until next summer!
The smell of this shop is tantalizing every time I go to Superstore, though I haven't had Cinnzeo in years. I had a large cinnamon roll, and though I didn't get it straight from the oven, it was still nice and warm from the heating display. The counter woman was so nice to put an extra squirt of frosting on top of the roll, so the soft frosting melded with the hardened frosting already on it. It was amazing - warm, ridiculously soft and tender, and ooey gooey with loads of cinnamon flavour. It was a touch sweet, but I give that a pass because mine seemed to have more filling than normal; this means my cinnamon bun wasn't mostly bread.
I can't wait to have another one of these!
I have successfully and safely ate a lot of Japanese food in metro Vancouver but I have got food poisoning an hour after eating sashimi + sushi rolls at this place. We ordered off their regular (not AYCE) menu thinking that quality might be better, and as we were eating something already did not feel right. Fish did not look fresh, miso soup was terrible and diluted, and rolls were mediocre at best. Once I got home I fell ill, developed a fever, and was throwing up for a couple of hours. Will be notifying Health authority, so stay away if you care for your health.
Wife and I went there for lunch, same menu for dinner as well. Very friendly and service oriented staff.
Appetizers - ordered chicken wings (salt and pepper) and Hainanese chicken. Both were good, though the chicken wings at other family restaurants like earls or cactus are better. Hainanese chicken was huge, very nice, tender chicken, not overcooked.
Soup - we ordered the Spicy Seafood Tom Yum Goong - was great. Neat concept, they bring all the ingredients to you, you have a hot element on your table, and you cook it according to how you like it. Veges were all very fresh, seafood all very fresh, and lots of it. We also got some noodles with the soup. And we got the Sriracha souce which was fantastic. With the 2 appies and the soup, we could not finish all the food and were very full.
Overall - excellent food, great service, and nice ambiance. We will clearly be going back there.
I've been here twice for their delicious, freshly made waffles. I get their Belgian style, and it comes with a bit of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce and an assortment of berries. The price is right, though it takes a while as they are made to order. They also have fruit slushes - I had the pineapple, and next time, I'll ask them not to sweeten it as much. I can't wait to return!
Why would a "Manager" treat regular customers so poorly?
The roasted chicken tasted terrible and was very spongy. It did not have any flavor and the texture was very unpleasant.
First the server had put the wrong items on the sandwich when asked such as the wrong sauce and was very stingy with all the ingredients unlike all the other subways we have been to.
Still we expected to have a good tasting sandwich but unfortunately the sandwich tasted horrible especially with the wrong sauce and this spongy, tasteless, so-called "chicken". Awful, Could not eat it. Returned the next day with the other half and and servers said no to a refund then talked to the Manager who was rude and said oddly that he cannot do any refunds the next day after a purchase. We had this sandwich before in the past but now according to this manager we find out this roasted chicken is made with filler. It may have also been a bad batch or old. Whatever the reason, the manager said that a complaint the next day is not honored. ???? This is very odd and surprising. He even picked it apart with his un-gloved fingers and of course this necessitates a substitute or refund. He would not even offer a refund of my money and after arguing and trying to intimidate he only gave a half a sandwich in return.
Very dissatisfied at the rudeness and poor customer relations and poor quality. We had not experienced this at a Subway restaurant before. This bad treatment is a good way to scare away customers. Subway headquarters would probably not be pleased.
This is unprofessional. A manager should give his regular customers the benefit of the doubt otherwise why in the world would someone bring in their sandwich and not have eaten it????
Customers be warned.
Been going for years now. The owners and staff always greet me and my business associates, family and friends with a genuine warm welcome, followed by delicious cuisine and great music.
Minoa's is a true gem in the city.
The food is always fresh and delicious. The salads are crisp and the food always prepared perfectly.
My favourites are pastitio, stuffed peppers and saganaki.
My friends like the fried livers and traditional Greek dishes.
There is ample parking in the back.
It is nice to walk up well-worn slightly creaky stairs (reminds me of my grandparent's home in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan) and be greeted with a smile by the owners.
Best place to sit for private conversations and intimate dates in on the enclosed balcony.
My husband and I had planned to try this restaurant out because I purchased a Social Shopper coupon which can be used on weekends. So I called the restaurant at 8:30 PM today and asked if my husband and I can make reservations for 9:00 PM and the lady I spoke with said they don't take reservations but she said it was a quiet evening so they can easily accommodate two people as long as we get there before 10:00 PM. So we drove down to the restaurant and got there at around 9:05 PM, they host tells us that they cannot take us in after 9:00 PM because they are having a big Halloween party. I explained to her that I had spoken with another lady about half an hour earlier and she said that it should not be a problem. The other lady came out and explained that she made a mistake and apologized that they are not able to take us in. I was obviously very frustrated and disappointed with this that they have wasted our time driving all the way down and back for nothing!
I did not even get a chance to taste their food, but maybe I'm better off than the ones who have tried. :) To the ones still wanting to try this place, BEST OF LUCK!
this place is located in the food court at lougheed town centre. Decided to have 2 slices: the deluxe and bacon pizza. it was an average size, thinner crust $1.79 each slice. the deluxe consisted of green pepper, pepperoni, beef balls, cheese & the bacon one also had sliced mushrooms on it. Its supposed to be healthier for you compared to pizza hut pizza. It was fairly fresh tasting and decent topping but I still prefer the deep dish pan pizza hut pizza as their crust is tastier and more filling..
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