My wife and I had an hour or so to kill on a Monday night so we decided to eat out. We picked Desi Junction out of the Entertainment Book and in we went. I love good Indian food and can't tolerate bad. We ordered chicken korma, aloo gobi, and dal makhni, with garlic naan and rice. The dal was a little bland, perhaps, but not bad. The korma was very good. There were only 5 pieces of chicken in the sauce, but they were large pieces, several bites each. The aloo gobi was full-bodied. One complaint is that two of the dishes had inedible bits in them (bay leaves and stems of something).
Service was perfectly adequate. It was attentive until the place got busy, and then the server was hustling around trying to keep everyone happy. Servings were decent-sized. We will get lunches out of each. Finally, the interior is mostly standard restaurant, with booths and tables. The decor is pleasant. There are TVs up high, two of which were playing Indian music videos.
It wasn't the best I've ever had, but it certainly wasn't at all bad. I'd go back when I'm in the area.
Oh, BTW: Whereas some places take off the price of the smallest dish (even appys sometimes) using the Entertainment Book coupon, this place took off the largest price. Maybe it was because we ordered 3 dishes for 2 people, but it was nice and unexpected.
We get large orders of a variety of sushi for takeout for our family of 5 on a regular basis. It is consistently fresh and delicious.
Best plan is to phone in an order ahead as they get very busy and unfortunately have only a small number of tables for eating in.
We can highly recommend this place.
I love the sushi here - it can't be beat. The rolls are always moist and flavorful, and you get the best "bang for your buck" here. If I am coming to eat in, I usually bring a book because you come to eat - not to impress here. I would not bring a client/family member here to eat in, but if I was having a business lunch in the office I would most definetely have to brought from here. I will go no where else!
I have lived in Ladner my entire life and decided to try Mt. Fuji sushi today. I was disappointed. The food was OK, but there are better sushi restaurants in the immediate vicinity that charge the same or less. The california rolls were small and there was not much flavor. I arrived before the high school crowd to place a take out order, and was asked to wait while the waitress took an order from some other customers. Then the phone rang, then another set of customers came in...I felt like I was more a nuisance than a customer. The phone customer had his order placed before mine, even though I was waiting to place an order. All in all, I will probably not be going back, unless I want sushi on a Sunday, as this is the only sushi restaurant open on Sundays in Ladner.
I have to agree with the previous esteemed reviewer that this place is going downhill. I recently went to KK because I was in the area and because I remembered how great it was when I first tried their doughnuts a week after the store opened. The place still looked the same, but the crowds were gone, and I could park right in front. The staff still wore the signature hats, but underneath there was obvious despair. Service was good though since I was the only customer there.
As for the doughnuts, the KK's of memory didn't match up to the expensive little morsel I got. Plus they were WAY too sweet. I had a regular glazed, but didn't finish it.
I won't be back.
Back in the day when KK donuts were all the craze, they were by far top of the list for best donuts. But that was when it wasn't yet available in BC just yet. I don't know if it's the water here, or something else, but KK donuts here just don't measure up. Yes, they are still tasty, but I find them overly sweet and fake tasting - if that's possible.
Over the past years, my opinion of them keeps going on the decline. They've gotten more expensive and smaller. Even their famous "when-the-light-is-on-come-in-for-a-free-glazed" is gone.
Unfortunately, I cannot say I heart KK donuts any longer.
My family have been going to Mt. Fuji for years. Micheal and his wife are true professionals. All the food we have eaten is fresh and well prepared. The service even when it is busy is freindly and prompt. We dine there (eat in or take out) at least once a month,. They are part of the community and are 2 very caring and genuine people. We don't go any where else for sushi and are never dissapointed!
We first came to this place because of it's location. My husband wanted to go somewhere close and we found it, right behind our house. It can be hard to find, the first couple of repeat visits, we drove right by. The ambiance is friendly and inviting. They make you feel like you are part of the family. We have our favourites, we don't even need menus anymore. I am partial to the Canneloni Napolatana and my husband loves the lamb. We have never had a problem here and will continue to dine here.
For anyone that lives in S. Delta, we already know what a true "jewel" we have with Maguro Sushi. Their food is incredible... the service is amazing. They are busy, so busy in fact I am reconsidering giving this review! We/I dine there on a regular basis and have never had a disappointing experience. We also "take out" on a regular basis in our family from this restaurant and have never had to wait longer than a 15 minute wait time for pick up. The staff are friendly and kind, but the 5 stars go to their wonderful Japanese cuisine. You won't be disappointed.. I promise! If you love sushi/sashimi, and more... you won't regret going to Maguro, and perhaps turn into the the Maguro addict that I am! Closed on Sundays... so sad!
Overall this place was a winner with me when I went a years ago. I've been a regular here, even though I live in the Kits area.
A friend and I stopped by here after a few recommendations from a neighbor. To my surprise, the menu was filled with interesting items. We tried a few of their specialty rolls, including the tropical, house roll, rock and roll, tempura, spicy delight to name a few. I highly recommend the rock and roll (funny name but well worth it)!
The quality and freshness of the seafood is always top notch and the food presentation was creative and colorful.
This is definitely not the typical budget sushi. Food quality and service is reflected in their price. However, I'm surprised to hear the price issue in the below reviewers as most of their items are under $10. Dinner for us with a large sake usually comes to about $50 for two people- which is quite reasonable (in my opinion).
Service and my experience has always been great- feels somewhat like a family, as I have seen the same servers for years. Management always seems to be on the floor making sure their clients are happy.
Our waitress last Friday was especially memorable (of course I forgot her name). Although it was a busy 7pm Friday night, she was very patient and helpful with the menu and provided a cheerful and prompt service. She was also sweet enough to help us find a cab!
If the manager is reading this, I really hope he opens up another business in the Kits area as I think Akari defines quality at a solid price.
My wife and I enjoyed a very nice evening at this beautifull restaurant. The service was such that at times we were not quite sure of who our server was. The meal was excellent in both presentation and flavour. The only down side was that we feel that a restaurant of this calibur should serve port in a port glass rather than in a brandy sniffter.
Krispy Kreme has become my favorite donut place but gosh its really fattening but definitly one of these things where everyone must try at least once, I 'm addicted to these donuts but they certain add a lot of fat! but once in awhile is great!
I don't like the ones that are heavily decorated with sprinkles and nuts but the simple glazed round donus are probably the best ones they have available.
I take some small degree of umbrage at the last posters comments. Michael is nothing but polite and a fabulous sushi maker. He is very busy at lunch with the highschool crowd, and as there are at least 3 other sushi restaurants in the vicinity and knowing how discerning teenagers are that is high praise.
The food is always fresh and fast. We eat in or take out weekly.
I actually just moved near Metrotown which has a plethera of Japanese/sushi restaurants, and I can still say that by any standard, Akari offers some very good food - especially the sushi. I rated the service 3 because it really depends on the server you get on that particular night. Great atmosphere and the value isn't bad as some reviews say because the quality is far greater than any other Japanese restaurant for miles around (just like you shouldn't rate the value of a fast food burger next to one you'd get at Milestone's or Earls'). Ultimately food is the most important, I'd give the sushi a 5 and the rest 3-4.
went there for lunch with a few friends. received our food quickly, however the quality of the food was extremely poor, asked the waitress to take back rolls because there was little filling and some didnt even have anything in it. she took it back to the cook who then told us that we had to eat it and would not make us a new one. came back with a cut up avacado and put it in the table and told us to make it ourself. didnt eat any handed it back thought that was very rude. went to pay and they charged me for the food i sent back and then pointed at my face and yelled at me saying i ordered it and should pay for it. i have never been treated so bad in my life and will never go back there again. i also found 3 peices of hair in my food a while back and continued on going back because after the first incident they took the plate and made me a new one. he then brought up that i sent back my food months ago and said all i do is go there and complain and said that infront of the entire restaurant. i was humiliated and extremely upset. it is really hard to keep this review up because they keep removing it but i think everyone should know what they did because it was extremely shocking that someone could treat their customers so bad.
I have been a patron of Denny's off and on for the last 8 years and even used to be an employee at the North Vancouver location back in 2007.
I really like Denny's Food, but notice that the prices are getting a little step.
My friend and I decided to take a drive to Surrey tonight, and came to this Denny's location shortly before midnight.
I ordered a double cheeseburger, fries with cheese and one pancake. My friend had eggs and hashbrown.
This is my 2nd entree that I had at Denny's since I had left earlier this year (which would also be my 2nd entree this year)
I was happy with my food. I would have only given the rating of the food a 3.5, but you have to give it a 3 or a 4 and the cheese fries made me decide to round it up to a 4 (the burger was good too as was the one pancake)
Service was just a tad above average. The waitress made some nice small talk which made me happy (it wasn't much, but still nice that she seemed to care rather than just take our plates away without saying anything)
Value was decent considering that this is a restaurant and not a supermarket, though I still think I paid a little too much for one pancake $1.99 and now a double cheeseburger and fries (without cheese) cost $10.29 (plus $1.20 for cheese) after tax and a $4 tip I ended up paying $18.44
I love the Ambiance. It is different than the regular Denny's and has a nice cozy feel to it. LOVE IT!
Well probably be back again, but are in no hurry.
i have been there twice and i have to say wow, what a nice place, but in the wrong neighborhood, i bet they would attract some serious customers if they would move to vancouver, we only been there when we had to drop off family at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. this hidden surprise was a lovely welsome to our palates, we basically ordered half of their appetizers, i forgot their names, but i am sure their website is self-explanatory, very delicious and presentation is numero uno, the pricing is understandably high for what you are getting.
We decided to try Porto Fino after it was highly recommended to us. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and quickly seated. The interior of the restaurant is typical of many greek / mediterranean establishments, live plants and photos of Italy, Greece, etc. Our server was friendly and helpful. My fiance ordered the Torellini Calabrese which was quite good, lots of quality Italian sausage in a delightful tomato sauce. I ordered the Penne alla Greca (penne in a garlic cream sauce tossed with feta cheese, artichoke hearts and olives - I opted to sub sundried tomatos instead of the olives) the dish was great, the pasta cooked well (I can't stand overcooked pasta) the sauce very traditionaly Italian, unlike so many cream sauces restaurants serve here, excellet. Huge portions! The only complaints we had about this restaurant was all the upcharges. Pastas were both served with a green salad, our server informed us we could have a caesar instead, without informing us there was a $3.00 charge for the substitution - which we realized upon recieving our bill. Also, when presenting us with the pita bread which also came with our pastas we were asked if we would like hummus or tzitki for dipping. We ordered the tzitki, which again we were not aware was a $3.50 charge until we got our bill. Substituting the olives for sundried tomatos in my pasta dish also cost us $2.00, which was a little frusterating. Overall, would definatley reccomend this restaurant just be aware of all extra charges!
go find a better place to spend your $$
I'm a lover of Japanese Food and whenever possible, I’d suggest eating some sushi. So even when my brother was sick, but wanted to eat, we went for sushi near where we lived - Delta. When it comes to Japanese food, we usually choose to go to Richmond or Vancouver, but since my bro was sick but desperate for Japanese food, we decided to try Akira. The decor looked nice outside, so why not? It was such a mistake to go in...
Day of the week: Sunday
Duration: 1hr 15 min
Ambiance: Decent plus 1
- neat little place. When we got there, there were 3 other tables, already sitting. Even though there were booths, since there were only 2 of us, they sat us in a table. The dishwares were noticeably different, and are quite nice. Too bad the good things kinds here.
- you can probably get better service at a self-serve check out at Superstore than here. 2 maybe 3 timid server ladies were working. Since we actually had dinner plans at home later on but was just hungry for some sushi, we only ordered a Spicy Salmon Roll and a Philadelphia Roll. They took our order right after the table next to us. So when their food came after ~15 minutes, we thought we should be getting ours soon. None-the-less my brother starts his timer on his new iPhone to keep track for fun.
- [10 MINUTE PASSES BY]. No one has even come by our table, so we flagged over a server from across the restaurant and told her we still haven't gotten our food yet. So she goes check, and I can see that the sushi chef is saying that he doesn't have our bill. Fine, it happens.
- [5 MINUTE PASSES BY]. Our first roll comes, the Philly. We thought it was odd because everywhere else would serve the rolls together.
- [15 minutes later] we've finished our first roll, and no sight of the Spicy Salmon.
- [Another 10 minutes of waiting] The restaurant is getting busy and we're completely ignored. I couldn't even flag down a waitress to tell her we're still missing food. But it was pointless now since we had to leave to go home, so when I finally flagged down a waitress, I just asked for the bill. This is the best part - the bill comes back with BOTH ROLLS on it!! I wait and wait for a server to come by so I can tell her that I didn't even GET the 2nd roll, but everyone ignores me! Aren't I supposed to be paying? getting change or making an interaction? Should they not be paying attention when customers are paying?? This is when I should've left, but since I’ve been a server before, I can understand how stress it can get. So I took my brother and went up to the manager at the cashier. I told the manager that I didn't have that roll, and guess what? he looks at me as if I was a scammer, and said that I must be mistaken... um NO! He then proceeds to ask each of his serving staff and kitchen staff if this is true. I showed him my brother's phone which now read over 50 mins waiting on two rolls when the restaurant was basically EMPTY. He said sorry (finally!) and took off the spicy salmon roll. I threw down a 10 and left. HORRID.
Food: The food here is pricey. ~$4.50 for a standard roll (ie. spicy salmon), above $7 for a deluxe roll. Everything was $1 or $2 above the average Richmond/Vancouver/even Downtown joints. But $$ isn't really a concern as long as it's worth it (I've had some 'worth it' sushi before at an even higher price). I ordered two roll, only 1 came. The roll that I DID have was the Philadelphia Roll. I looked great in the menu, but it didn't look like the picture when it got to our table. It was decent. But was it worth the $9.80 after tax for an 8 piece roll? NOPE.
3 phrases to sum it up:
- horrible, HORRIBLE service
- can think of better ways to spend $
- never coming back
The service when you eat in is lacking...even if you're the only one in there. We get takeout from here quite often. The ownership has changed hands and we're finding that we get a lot more food for relatively the same price as before. The food taste is still really good. I love their naan bread here.
|1.||Akari Japanese Restaurant|
|3.||Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille|
|4.||Yummy Wonton House|
|5.||Desi Lounge & Restaurant|
|7.||Mt Fuji Sushi|
|9.||Riverhouse Restaurant & Pub|
|12.||Applewood Country Gifts, Tea Room & Bakery|
|13.||Primerose Bar & Grill|
|14.||Rose and Crown Pub & Bistro|
|15.||Minori Japanese Restaurant|
|16.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|18.||Hakka Masti Restaurant|
|19.||Niagara Falls Restaurant|