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Sammy J's Grill & Bar8701 120th Street, Delta
Poor food and service
By Huge of Surrey (139 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

My wife and I went here with another couple on Friday night. They ordered some drinks and they said that it was good. The food on another hand was not. We ordered then chicken tenders with yam fries and both of the food was tasteless and a waste of calories. The sauce that came with it usually costs $1.00 but we managed to get it free as the waiitress forgot to bring any sauce for us except honey mustard for the chicken tenders. The sauce for the yam fries was surprisingly flavourless and the other couple who ordered the beef sliders and yam fries was equally unimpressed with the food. The service was borderline acceptable. The waitress would come over to the table to ask us how the food was and right after she said that she turn around and left before we could answer. Why bother asking if you are not even pretending to listen. The waitress seem so fake and clueless about their duties. I would rather go elsewhere before I return back to this establishment.

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Krispy Kreme7153 120 St, Delta
Krazy Good
By Curbsmile of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 13, 2009 - 1:47pm [Dine in]

God these donuts are tastey. When that fresh light is on watch out. Staff is friendly and offers samples to people in line. I think every flavor is delicious. Did not try the coffee but who cares, I am pretty sure there is something addictive in those donuts because i can never get enough. Bathrooms are clean for a donut shop as well.

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Boot & Sombrero, The4866 Delta Street, Delta
Bland Food in a Chilly Eatery
By CoastalCook of White Rock (12 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

Just had lunch at this place last week. Was in the neighborhood and as a former fan of Carlos and Bud's thought it would be a good time to try it out. It was very cold outside and not much warmer inside ... someone please turn up the heat. It was about 1:30 on a weekday, one other table in the place. All four business people constantly answering their cell phones and continuing conversations during their meal. There was no background music on so we were forced to listen to their conversations. Service was average, server seemed bored. I ordered the shredded beef enchiladas, comes with rice and beans. This meal was very bland for 'Tex-Mex' even with an ample application of the bottled hot sauce on the table it was still bland. No fresh salsa or jalapenos in sight. The rice was cold. The beef in the enchiladas tasted more like hickory smoke than Mexican shredded beef. Portions were generous but lacking in flavor. My guest ordered the pulled pork sandwich which he described as average. We each had a beer and with with tip the meal was just over $40. Seems a bit pricey for an uninspired lunch. This place really needs a good scrub down - as the afternoon light hit the floor and the banquettes it was obvious it has been a while since this place had any real scrub up. Tables were wrapped in marine vinyl and very sticky. Likely best suited for a beer while watching sports - eat before you go.

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Minori Japanese Restaurant8356 112th Street, Delta
What awesome food
By phb of delta, bc (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 6, 2009 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

The sushi here is the best I've had...and I've been all over the lower mainland. My daughters who are only 3 and 41/2 also agree. It's funny because I've taken them to different ones just to get a different experience, and they always say how they don't like it compared to the one by our house. How lucky are we!!! Love, love, love this place. I mean the restaurant itself could use an update, but I'm not complaining when the sushi is soooo good! And the bento box, and gyoza....everything we've tried!

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Yummy Wonton House8677 120th Street, Delta
Finally decent Chinese food in Delta
By sinbad of Delta (14 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 6, 2009 - 12:37am [Dine in]

I may have finally found decent Chinese food, I was advised buy friends to try Yummy Won Ton so I did. My self and my Girlfriend ordered two dinners for one with different side dish's and everything was very good.
Now I'm always skeptical with new restaurants because some seem to be good when they open but then slowly start to slide backwards,but so far so good I've tried the delivery.No complaints
I found some of the prices to be high outside the dinners for 1,2 etc.
atmosphere is open lots of TV's if you want to watch a sport.
But foods what it's all about so it's pretty good

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Yummy Wonton House8677 120th Street, Delta
Is there a curse?
By sweethot of lower mainland (162 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

*** Disclaimer: This is one of the better Chinese restaurants in North Delta/Surrey***

I sincerely wonder if there is a just a curse in the local Surrey/North Delta area which results in not so great Chinese food. I don't really understand why, it just is.

Yummy Wonton started off with good promise, but now there are cracks showing.

1. Don't bother asking for special requests.
I usually ask for less oil, and I have a sneaky suspicion that I end up with more oil in my food... Also, I love ginger and asked for one dish to be cooked with a bit more ginger, it ended up being far too gingery, I think they put in a quarter cup of ginger... it was inedible...

2. Higher prices randomly raised.
Almost all of their prices have increased, however they can't be bothered to print take-out menu's with the higher prices, and it's been months since prices have been raised... So basically purchasing from here, prices could be anything...

3. Sizes are based on the discount?
I've noticed that if I order over the discount amount some dishes will be sized smaller, while on other visits they will come in the larger container. I'm not even sure this is legal.

4. Substitution's now cost lots.
When they opened their set dinner could be any meat, now it's a extra $2 charge per item changed. As there is a range of religion's in the area they started off allowing people to pick their meat but changed this... Bad customer service.

Pro's:
Their servings are pretty large, and most items come in a large container.

The food is cooked pretty well, but it is inconsistent. Also while there is a set size container portion's will oddly enough vary, sometimes it will be packed to the top, other times container's will be emptier. Sometimes there will be lots of meat, other times less...

They use fresh vegetables.

Even with higher prices, because portions are bigger it's fairly reasonable.

Essentially we put up with the quirks because compared to other Chinese restaurants in the area, this place is very good.

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Yummy Wonton House8677 120th Street, Delta
It's so over.
By Von_Delroy of New Westminster (31 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Yummy Wonton, I wanted to like you. I really did. You're only a few minutes drive away from my house. You're always open when I come by. You have a large and diverse menu. But the love just isn't there.

I've been seeing you on-and-off over the last 6 months. I've been to see you on different days, tried different things on the menu, but I always leave wanting more. Your staff are unpredictable - either pestering me constantly or running around ignoring me when I need attention. Your decor is tacky and the giant TV in the corner is distracting. But I could forgive all of that.. it's your food that really broke my heart.

Greasy spring rolls. Lumpy, sticky noodles. Painfully dry roast duck. Chewy, slimy beef. Half the time, you can't even give me what I order, you just send your staff back to tell me you don't have it.

I wanted to give you one last try, so I came by today to see if we could work things out. So I showed up and you gave me soup broth that tasted like it had been strained through a cardboard box and a side of cooked lettuce. Cooked lettuce! I had no idea you could be so heartless.

It's over, Yummy Wonton.. It's over and I'm not coming back.

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New Ruby Restaurant8223 120th St, Delta
the worst chinese food that I ever had!!!
By happyjoy of Delta (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 11:04am [Dine in]

Being new to North Dela my fiancee and I decide to try out this place based on the reviews posted here. We ordered food for delivery. It was the worst chinese food we ever had. We ordered chicken chow mein and ginger beef. The chicken chow mein had no flavour and very little chicken or anything else in it except noodles all stuck toghether. The ginger beef did not taste like there was any ginger in it and came in this weird brown sauce that did not taste like much. We actually ended up not finishing our plates and throwing out the rest of the food.

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Krispy Kreme7153 120 St, Delta
One or two doughnuts only
By eaterman of Killarney, Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

The doughnuts here are good, but you can't eat too many. They give you a free doughnut when you walk in. I remember when it first opened, there were a line-up of cars waiting to get doughnuts. I did not know why as you can only eat a few because there so sweet. Overall the doughnuts are pretty good.

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Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille4953 Chisholm Street, Delta
Great Seafood in Ladner
By Jimmy1969 of burnaby south (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

Was at Sharkeys in Ladner about a week ago..

The person that greeted us at the door was a big mean guy. I swear he was the rudest person. (Why did I stay again? Oh yeah the seafood)

Once we were sat for dinner, everything fell into place the service was okay the portion sizes were great for the pricing and seafood platter was great...

Ambiance was nice especially when its busy their, and a buzz going through the place...

I would recommend this place for an inexpensive out of vancouver seafood joint

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Mama Mia Gelato7130 120th St, Surrey
Filthy
By reviewerJ of delta, b.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

This location used to be a Baskin Robbins years ago. As a family we would go often during the summer for a treat. When it first became Mamma Mia we visited as regularly as we had when it was BR. As time went on the ice cream parlour became dirtier and dirtier. The last time my son had an ice cream from there, the ice cream had dried & stringy, sticky bits in it. A month or so later we were walking by & he asked for an ice cream. I reminded him of the poor quality last time but he still wanted to go in. In we went & the first thing I noticed was that mould was growing in the corners of the glass in the ice cream displays. I pointed this out to my son (10 yrs old) & he was no longer interested in ice cream! Needless to say I don't have to worry about him asking for ice cream again when we are in the area. It's filthy & no one should eat there. If that's how they present to the public, imagine what it looks like behind the scene.

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Krispy Kreme7153 120 St, Delta
Way too sweet for my teeth
By Mon061582 of Port Moody (25 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

EVERY TIME~ my teeth hurt when I bit into KK's donut. I love donuts, but it is just too hard to stand the sweetness of KK's donut. Since I live so far away from Delta, I don't get to experience it very often, but everytime my friends bring me back a dozen, they just sat in my fridge for over three days til I decide to throw it away. I envy those people who can eat "a couple" at a time. I can only eat half and gotta go brush my teeth. >< And come to think of it, they do tend to get smaller each time. I haven't tried them over a year, do they still suvive?

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Lotus Restaurant8939 120th Street, Delta
First Visit gets a thumbs up!!
By kilowatt of surrey (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 11:15pm [Dine in]

Thankfully the Sam Wa finally closed. I happened to drive by and noticed the Grand Opening sign on the outside and turned around and gave it a try.

At a new Chinese restaurant that I have never tried before the first dish I always try is the "House Special Chow Mein" as a measuring stick. I was impressed. Very large portion, seafood was very fresh. Big scallops, prawns, cuttlefish and cod. Not overwhelming with too many vegetables. Just the right mix.

Very friendly owner and staff. He said that he has a chef from one of the Richmond restaurants which is where the owner came from.

Based on the first visit I was very impressed. The price was high at $12.95 but the size would have stuffed two adults on its own and I took lots home.

They have a lunch menu with smaller portions listed at $7.95 per dish. Combination of lots of the typical western examples along with a few specialized dishes.

Looking forward to going back to try something else and will be optimistic my first visit wasn't just a one hit wonder.

We desperately need some good chinese restaurants in the Surrey area. I'm sick of driving into New West to Hon's.

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Lotus Restaurant8939 120th Street, Delta
Nice Dining Experience
By 598461 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 6:39pm [Dine in]

I went to the restaurant on the day of the grand opening when I noticed many people lining up at the door and the flowers at the entrance.
Although service was a bit slow, the food was excellent and delicious. None of the dishes I had ordered were disappointing. It was a bit expensive but worth it. The environment was comfortable and was well lit. The washrooms were a bit dim, though. Overall, it was a good dining experience.

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Lotus Restaurant8939 120th Street, Delta
New owners in this location...
By marymac of Delta, BC (145 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 11:00pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is in the old Sam Wa location. I'm not sure what they've done to "upgrade", as I stopped going to Sam Wa years ago.

The Other Half and I went for lunch last Sunday, their "grand opening". Lots of flowers and plants at the front door with red ribbons and good wishes. I asked if the owners were the same people (as in - did they just change the name?) and was told no, new people.

A quick glance at the menu, and it looks pretty much like North American Chinese restaurant offerings., (no squid, no congee.... what kind of Chinese restaurant does not offer these items nowadays?)

Because we usually order more than for just the two of us, we ordered: spicy chicken wings, hot and sour soup, pork and bean sprout chow mein, gai lan with garlic sauce and <> from the chef's specials menu. pork chops with orange sauce. Turns out that on the chef's menu, the Chinese chararacters are on top... not so on the main menu....even if I told the server "pork chops with orange sauce", and he repeated it, we got egg tofu with dried scallop sauce on bok choy, the item one line down. When I asked, I was told "too bad". The chow mein was very salty, the "spicy" chicken wings were NOT spicy, the hot and sour soup was very bland, the gai lan was actually good. Quite a mixed bag.

Service: not so many people, and three servers rushing around getting in each other's way. One of the servers, while delivering a dish, looked at what was already on the table, and laughed! Greedy ''gwai lo""..... (we often over-order, just for the leftovers, and why would that matterÉ)

Ambiance.... maybe a new coat of purple and mauve paint and some frosted glass on the windows. Washrooms were EXACTLY the same, right down to the pieces of cotton mop caught on the bottom of the stalls.

Value... seemed a bit expensive, although the portions were OK.

In my opinion, you can get better (and more authentic) food at Yummy Wonton, just across the parking lot, for about the same price.

Hmmmm

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New Ruby Restaurant8223 120th St, Delta
Pretty good
By imprimatur of Lower Mainland (19 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

I've been coming here for years.

Food rating: Let's get this straight: the New Ruby is a Western (e.g. Canadianized) Chinese food restaurant. While it certainly has some authentic Chinese dishes -- indeed, most of the menu is devoted to them -- most of the clientel consists of highly assimilated people (white and Chinese both) and so the set menus, for example, feature Westernized dishes for Western palates. They also serve burgers and such. That said, the dishes are generally of a very high quality - msg is absent from all the food except the springrolls, vegetables are crisp, noodles springy, and all things well-seasoned.

Service: The service is outstanding and it is here New Ruby shines; the staff, which consists of a mixture of Chinese people, first Nations and white folks are familial and extremely pleasant. They're extremely polite, attentive but unintrusive, and very pleasant people and I have never had poor service. Food delivery is prompt generally and complaints and requests are rapidly addressed.

Value: Most dishes are 8-12 dollars. That said, set menus feature incredibly generous portions at a reasonable price. The "Lunch Combo" is probably the best value -- any two dishes plus spring roll for $7, with the servings each being half a dinner plate, and about 10 dishes to choose from (western favourites, mostly). Extremely filling, freshly cooked and yet very prompt, great for when you're busy.

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Peekaboo Bistro1233 56 Street, Delta
Tsawassen Sushi
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

I don't spend a lot of time in Tsawassen so can't compare this to other places in the area. But if you're looking for a good japanese restaurant down there, try this place out. It's tucked in the back of the mall. They have a full menu with all the usual dishes and licenced. The agedashi tofu was beautiful and unique.

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Stanley Restaurant11184 84 Avenue, Delta
Nice place for a local meal
By imprimatur of Lower Mainland (19 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 9, 2009 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

I am so glad this place is around, given the relative distance to other Vietnamese restaurants when in the area.

Food: Pho seems good, enjoyable, fresh condiments delivered well. Delicious salad rolls, ample portions and a fairly extensive menu: soup, noodles, platters, vegetables, stir-fries, Asian drinks and desserts; there's probably something for everyone.

Service: Dine-in service is nice, providing good complimentary tea and being helpful but not intrusive. Food is made fresh and usually arrives within 5-25 minutes depending on what you order. Take-out is great: everything is packaged separately to maintain texture...pho, for example, comes as 3 packages: a big container of broth, another of noodles, meat and so forth, and a bag of the bean-sprouts, peppers and thai basil, all bagged carefully to not leak. I once ordered take-out in the restaurant and was seated with tea while I waited, a nice touch which I much appreciated.

Value: Two large salad rolls and a huge bowl of Pho with a number of meats for $13.13 with tax, not a bad deal at all. No dish costs more than about $13 and most are under $8. Combos (noodle, meat, salad & spring rolls or some variation thereof) are $8-12 as well. Overall the value is very good.

Ambiance: It's a nice restaurant largely used by locals. OK decor and very clean, but nothing special -- and why should it be? Everything such a restaurant ought to be. Music and televisions quiet or muted, which is great, as the restaurant is usually pleasantly quiet.

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Robb's Fish & Chips1127 56th street, Delta
If you like fish and chips.........
By bozlee of Tsawwassen (102 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 8, 2009 - 2:38pm [Dine in]

Robb's have been around in Tsawwassen forever, almost like an institution, they have survived with a few changes of ownership. Fish and Chips are always better eaten at a restaurant as they get soggy quickly if wrapped or reheated. Five of us went to Robb's and ate their basic cod and chips (7.95) or halibut and chips ($9.95). The fish were crisp and good size portions and the chips excellent. Home-made coleslaw and tartar sauce were good also. Service was friendly and my only comment would be their hours of operation are very limited. If you want a late evening meal forget it. Well worth returning to in the hours they are open!

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Minori Japanese Restaurant8356 112th Street, Delta
Best Sushi in North Delta
By Tmoney22 of Delta BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 1:51am [Dine in]

I haved lived in North Delta for most of my life but just reciently moved within walking distance of Minori. I had a craving for sushi and enventhough I didn't have a take out menue or phone number, I walked down to the restaurant to place an order. I walked into the place, which looks nicer on the inside than the ouside, and was greeted by a nice lady who promtly gave me a take out menue. I ordered Gomae, Vegitable Tempura, a Philadelphia Roll, a Caniforia Roll, and a Spider Roll. It came to under 30$ and was a good amout of food. Enough for at least 2 meals. I was told my order would be ready in 30 mins which was expected since there were about 5 other take out people waiting. I went across the street and did some shoping and retured after 20 minutes and sat down at the counter and started reading The Province. Before I was finished my first artical my food was handed to me my the friendly smiling lady and I was on my way home. The Veggie Tempura was a generous portion and delicious. The Gomae was also very tasty... But best of all as the Sushi! The California Roll was above average, the Spider Roll was fantastic and the Philadelphia Roll was out of this world! They make thier sushi to the order and you can see the chiefs doing so as you order. I will definately be back! Good jod Minori!

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