I love this restaurant. It's right in the middle of a busy shopping area and it's a great place to drop in for some unpretentious lunch. The food is good and reasonably priced and comes out of the prep area quickly. You can watch him make it if you sit at the bar. The staff is very nice and friendly and your tea cup is never empty.
I've been a long time customer at this restaurant (5 yrs ++). At first the food was really good and the portion was perfect for amount you pay. But I've noticed that the portion has gone down. The bread is no longer soft, it's dry and you can hardly bite into it. The roast lam is not consistant. Sometimes it's moist and sometimes it's dry. As for the service, I don't expect any special treatment. Every single time we go, the manger always has a grumpy look and never smiles (to us). But I assume it's just how she is or that she has had a rough day. She would talk with other people, but NEVER us. Recently we went there to celebrate my husband's birthday. The waitress had seated us at the table. the manager laters come to us and without asking, tells us we have to move that we can't sit there. All she had to do was ask, but she was so rude about it. There are some really nice waitress there, but I can't say that for the rest. I'm not trying to just point out all the bad about this restaurant. In fact, it USE to be my family's favorite place to celebrate special occasion. I won't be going back again. Sometimes eventhough the food may be good, but if the service is less to be desired, it doesn't make up for it.
Went to Denny's for a late meal after driving around in the area and realizing nothing was still open except for Denny's. The parkade in the back was very dark and didn't seem very safe. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a very friendly manager who took us to a booth. The decor and atmosphere was nothing to write home about, but the service and food both pleasantly surprised us that evening.
Our server was a very pleasant lady who was genuine and attentive. We ordered a burger and a sandwich, which took a while to arrive. As we were wondering what was going on with our order, the server came to notify us that they had run out of burger buns and the manager had gone out to try and buy some. It was rather late (close to midnight) and we appreciated their effort. We agreed to having bread instead so we could start enjoying the food sooner. However, the manager came back and so we got the burger a couple of minutes later. My beloved dinner companion said the burger was "soooo good", claiming it to be one of the best he's ever tasted. (and he's a burger fan!) I tried a bite and it was very delicious, juicy and fresh. My sandwich was very tasty as well, everything tasted very fresh, even the fries.
Overall, we were very pleased with the quality of food and service that evening. Certainly not what we were expecting from a Denny's.
I simply adore the food at Hadi's!
The service is great, they are usually so busy at lunch time, but they always try to make the effort to be very friendly.
The restaurant is quite large, and is dated, but I'm not going there for the decor, I'm far to busy stuffing my face with the scrumptious food. Every week day at lunch time there are home cooked specials. The Italian omelet is legendary, the salami and pepperoni hot sub with fried onions calls to me in the night. I find myself craving the greek-spiced chicken breast in pita.
Oftentimes, you can come by to grab some food and it is lined up out the door with truckers coming in for their lunch specials (they can be chicken cordon blue, pot roast dinner with potatoes and vegetables, ribs, or even borscht.
If you are driving past the Tilbury Industrial Park or near 76th and River road, stop in and see what the specials are!
You won't be disappointed!
I go to Go-Go sushi about once a week at work because I just can not get enough of their sushi. It is my favorite restaurant for sushi, and I have to agree with the others that it is easier to get take out than eat in the restaurant. There is limited seating and it gets very crowded because it is so popular. Their yam roll is well priced and my favorite! I find their rolls well priced, a chicken teriyaki roll is $3.95 and a tempura yam roll is $2.99 (I've paid $5.95 and $4.95 respectively at other places)
Their dragon roll is quite tasty, it's an "investment" roll - 8 huge pieces stuffed to the brim - I recommend sharing it with your more adventurous friends.
I've driven 30 mins just to get Go-Go's sushi, so if you're local, it's worth the quick stop in!
I have been visiting the Rose & Crown Pub for many years as I have family that lives in Tsawwassen. Generally I really liked this pub, and wished we had one like it in my town. The last few years the pub has provided good food, fun atmosphere and amazing service - the service is what kept me coming back. The servers were fast, witty, and full of personality. Or, it used to be. This past year I have been there on 3 occasions, and all three visits I was provided with mediocre service. It was slow, incorrect, and apathetic. Most of the staff looked like they didn't want to be there. I was under the impression that the management hired servers for their personality, but apparently that isn't the case anymore. I'm really disappointed that this great little pub's standards have so quickly declined. No more recommendations from me.
I almost didn't want to review this place because every time I've been there the restaurant is packed. People in Ladner know how amazing this place is and it's quite apparent. This is the best sushi I've had (haven't been to Tojo's) and I've been to countless sushi joints. Their spicy tuna rolls are the best I've had for sure. Everything here is very fresh and their sushi rice is awesome.
The restaurant itself is very small and sort of cramped, I suggest calling in advance picking up, buying a bottle of wine and going out to one of Ladner's many beautiful vantage points for a picnic.
Outstanding Value for the quality of food.
My uncle brought me to this restaurant and he thought it was good. Unfortunately he has really bad taste and doesn't know what good food is. I told him never to return.
The food isn't authentic... and there are a lot of other vietnamese restaurants that taste MUCH MUCH better. The service is VERY bad the waitress is so rude... ! And I agree with the last post, their soup is filled with MSG and I had to drink gallons of water to compensate for that.
Avoid this place by all means!
This location is located in an awkward portion of a North Delta stripmall right next to a very noisy & popular pub patio. When going into this place I find myself wondering why we didn't pick the pub it looks funner. The owners are a bit odd. I've tried a few things from their menu, nothing was stellar. They also offer some Japanese and Chinese dishes on their menu not quite sure why. The pho here has ample meat however the broth is not authentic, they rely on MSG for flavour and I don't like that they take this shortcut. The best pho in that area is Pho Tam located near Surrey Central, they make their broth from scratch.
We have been at Akari today. The Food was very good, the value for dinner special very fair and the service quick and nice. Akari is in our opinion above the avarage of japanese restaurants in the area.
We did not have all the rools they offer but we are confident that they taste as interesting and creative as they look in the menu.
We had guests from UK and they were treated to a dinner at this place by North Vancouver resident. When we heard that people from North Vanc visits this restaurant. It made us curious and decided to try it out. On that stormy nite we went there dinner and the quality of food and service was way better than other indian restaurants we have been to. Food was so good that we have been to Desi Junctions twice in one week. So far so good.
I really wanted to cool off so I convinced my sister to go here. Should have went next door to get a smoothie instead. The quality of the ice cream is comparable to what you would get at a grocery store. The mango lassi was okay. I've had better ones elsewhere. Service was average. The place wasn't clean. Supplies everywhere. I didn't even ask for a sample because I believe they reused the spoons and I question how well they clean it. My sister just picked a random flavor and we left shortly afterwards.
My friend and I had lunch at Applewood today. We both had the quiche of the day (tomato bacon) which came with salad, a pot of tea and for dessert strawberry rhubarb pie with ice cream. The service was attentive and warm rolls were provided for free. The quiche was delicious, as was the pie. The salad was a bit bland. Overall a lovely (small) little tea room with scrumptious, "just like home" (in a good way) cooking. I would definitely go again!
I live in North Delta, and this pub has been around for a long time. I've been to this pub several times, both with co-workers and with The Other Half.
Having an appointment at a nearby bank on Friday, the Delta Lion was handy for lunch. The OH ordered the special, Cajun Chicken Wrap with caesar salad substituted for fries. I asked the server what she thought of the poutine, and she said "it's really good". She did not make eye contact when she said this, but I ordered poutine anyway.
The "Cajun" barely made an appearance in the OH's wrap. Caesar salad was "OK". The poutine I ordered must have escaped the kitchen before all the cheese was added - either that or they were experiencing a cheese shortage. It was very difficult to find ANY cheese under all the gravy. Not a good example of poutine, pub-food or not.
The room is big and dark, two levels, lots of big screens. The washrooms are out of the pub and across the hall. They were clean.
Value? $6.95 got me a plate of flabby fries drowned in gravy (oh, and a few shreds of cheese - have to be fair here... )
Service was fine, but the server seemed to want to be somewhere else...
Green Lettuce is still my favorite of the Indian-Chinese fusion places, their food is addictive. But for the times I don't want to fight the crowds to get my spicy food fix, I will head to the much quieter and emptier Hakka Masti.
I tried Hakka Masti for lunch the other day, and liked it.
It looks nice inside, I liked the spacious tables and everything looks newly renovated.
The lunch specials are a good deal and range from $7-8 and include soup and rice.
I liked the mushroom egg drop soup, even though it contained frozen veggies and canned mushrooms.
They do use MSG in their foods, so if you are sensitive you should skip this place.
For the lunch special I had their pad thai, and it was delicious, it tasted slightly different from Thai pad thai, it was spicier but still good and it was full of ingredients, I hate eating only noodle bites.
One of the things I miss the most about living in Toronto is the great pad thai they had there. For some reason most Chinese restaurants perfected making Pad Thai, so I had it often.
My first visit to Hakka Masti went well, the service is a bit uneven & awkward, but I think they just aren't used to North American friendly service.
I had a lunch special to go from here, and it was a decent lunch.
All of the components of the lunch were carefully packaged in individual containers. I'd go so far as to say this was the most carefully packaged meal I've ever had to go. It looked almost like the meal was from a deli because of the clear plastic containers used.
The lunch is a choice of two items from four, I chose butter chicken and a paneer vegetarian dish. The portion size of these were too small, if they increased their portion sizes by a half I would have been happier. The veggie dish was mainly sauce, and the butter chicken maybe had 4 small chunks of chicken.
The portion is good for those on a diet though.
Basically if you are eating in for lunch, order another entree to supplement this especially if you are eating with others.
The lunch does include all the sides though, so it is a filling meal, it's just that the protein portion is small, and you are filling up on carbs. There is a very generous serving of raita, a little salad, rice, naan and dessert.
They let you upgrade to garlic naan for .50 cents, this is well-worth it, the flatbreads here are great. I especially like the flavourful keema naan.
If you eat in, drinks are offered at a reduced price with the lunch special.
I wish they added the option of adding a piece of tandoori chicken or something to the lunch. Or even doubling the protein portion for an extra price.
While the quality of the food is high, because they prepare all of the spices and chutneys in house, I wish they were a little bit more generous.
Their dinner portions are more generous, but by the time you add naan etc. as they are sold on the side, the price does tend to go up accordingly. Their biryani's here are pretty good too, they are more like fried rice than biryani but it's still good.
Anyhow if you do order, it's better to phone ahead as they are always busy, and because everything's prepared freshly, it does take a bit of time to get your order ready.
Krispy Kreme is by far the best donut place in Vancouver. Their donuts are light, fluffy and delicious. they even freeze well! the place is clean, and well-lit, and great for a family day out. the whole kitchen is visible from the dining area, so you can see how clean it is. I think it's a great place.
I was in between appointments over the weekend so I ventured into Ladner's small shopping vista for a quick grab. This location just opened this year, and is looking to put it's name into the area's little town characteristics.
My gf was with me so we purchased a few items, her spinach and feta croissant, and chocolate croissant and a tomato and cheese twist. They had a special giving away a free cinnamon bun for all purchases over $10. The croissants dwarfed the humungous twist, which I expected to be measley in size; it was the size of a large marble rye! Nice crusty exterior with tones familiar to the pizza pretzel. The croissants were flaky and moist while the gratuitous bun was good in it's own right. All our items would have really benefited from a little trip through the toaster oven, which would be a delightful bonus if they offered a warm up option.
Typical friendly service from the staff with smiles all around. Don't be afraid to ask for suggestions, they're usually good with picks.
Like many food businesses these days, prices have come up, but seeing as they are a big name in town, they'll draw a good crowd. Good, but there's not much to choose from to begin with.
The two of us dined out at the cactus club in the early evening mid-week. We were seated promptly, and the service was good.
The food was very tasty but the portions weren't enough to fill us up. We left hungry. We were disappointed that they didn't bring us any bread before or during the meal which would have helped. We also felt it was overpriced since it didn't appear to be a high class restaurant. The floors were bare concrete which looked cheap and unfinished. I thought a wood or tile floor would probably have suited the atmosphere better.
We travel here from Surrey for top notch sushi! I can't eat sushi in downtown Vancouver anymore. Very interesting rolls and the chefs are happy to make anything you suggest. Today we asked for something with spicy tuna and scallops and it was such a delicious creation Hojin the owner came up with. Sashimi melts in your mouth with freshness. I wish Hojin would open up a place downtown so I could go everyday.
|1.||Akari Japanese Restaurant|
|3.||Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille|
|4.||Yummy Wonton House|
|5.||Desi Lounge & Restaurant|
|7.||Mt Fuji Sushi|
|10.||Riverhouse Restaurant & Pub|
|12.||Applewood Country Gifts, Tea Room & Bakery|
|14.||Minori Japanese Restaurant|
|16.||Primerose Bar & Grill|
|17.||Hakka Masti Restaurant|
|18.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|19.||Rose and Crown Pub & Bistro|
|20.||Boot & Sombrero, The|