Stopped here for lunch: this is a very old school seafood waterfront restaurant that seems to be a through back to an earlier time. Had the cod fins and chips; interesting that they use a breaded batter, that makes the fish crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Overall a very good meal.
We were there for lunch and ordered beef brisket rice noodle soup and a few dim sum dishes. It is the
worst that I have ever tasted. Food is to be enjoyed. I found it a torture to eat it, never mind paying $25
for it. You will never get me to go back.
My wife and I have just moved to the area and were looking for a Greek restaurant. After driving by the restaurant we decided to finally try it out last night. It was probably the best Greek food that we have ever eaten. The food was outstanding and the service was exceptional! We had the kalamari and saganaki as appetizers. The kalamari arrived sizzling hot and crispy and the saganaki was to die for. I ordered the roast lamb which was so tender that it fell off the bone and my wife ordered the chicken souvlaki special. The chicken souvlaki special was only $12.95. Both meals came with rice, potato, salad, tzatziki. The portions were huge!! We both had leftovers! Good food and good service! We will be back!
Normally I'm not inclined to go to such lengths to vent about my experience however I frequently dine out as I travel for work and I must say, the Landing Pub should be avoided at all costs. I was greeted as I sat down for lunch and was looking over the menu and was offered a beverage promptly. The waitress said she'd be right back as her owner was in the restaurant and she had to get his lunch. I then witnessed "the owner" who looked to be a bit on the heavier side sit down at a table, sloppily power through his lunch, ask the waitress for numerous refills, then get up and leave his mess at the table and exit the building without leaving her a tip for her efforts. In my experience I've never seen an owner treat an employee with such disrespect and demand so much of her time. From there the food was decent although the menu selection catered to those people who enjoy a non-healthy lifestyle, deep fried and greasy items, not a lot of selection. The waitress and service was well above average and I commend her for having to deal with the owner who seemed quite disrespectful (can he not pick up and clear his own plate and leave a few bucks as I assume he's eating for free). I left a generous tip to cover not only my meal but the owners as well. Personally as a business owner, I won't support a place where ownership treats its staff with such disrespect.
We have eaten here often and also taken out orders.. The fish and chips are the best the halibat and cod is a good thick piece of fish with a light batter and not greasy and the fries are always a nice size and very good.The prices are reasonable and service friendly and fast.
We have tried many fish and chip places and have found Ocean Avenue the best.
I live basically ten minutes from this Whitespot location but prefer to drive to other Whitespots for better service and food preparation.
Been to this location several time and always been disappointed. Even the simple fish & chips dish is a disaster.
Decor is old and depressing. Set up of the restaurant is outdated.
Arrived at 6:30pm, waitress took order at 6:45pm, I asked for the location of our drinks at 7pm, food arrived in stages starting at 7:15pm. I finished eating before my daughter got hers, and her order was a simple box. Food was OK, prices are quite expensive in comparison to most other sushi joints, service is absolutely horrible. We have been here maybe three times in the past year and have found the service to be bad, this last experience was the last straw. If you look around and watch the waitresses, confusion is their specialty. We watched two other tables just give up and leave. This was a Thursday night and it was maybe three-quarters full and numerous waitresses were working. They had better streamline this act or that space they occupy will become a dollar store by next year. My sushi dollar will be spent elsewhere though.
I am in shock that no one has reviewed this bakery. It's been around for at least two years. It's my go to spot to pick up dessert. The cookies are delicious, I am fond of the lemon frosted sugar cookies. Cakes by the slice include passion fruit white chocolate slice. Cupcake flavours change daily. I recommend the chocolate pie if you need a dessert for a gathering, a small sliver will satisfy the chocolate cravings. AND she sells macaroons! Well worth the trip for good quality treats at a fairly reasonable price. Highly recommended.
Let me start by saying WOW!! That was my first impression when walking through the doors of Akari. They did a nice job of décor inside and your always greeted with (what I think is a friendly “hello” in Japanese). I have been going to Akari for many years now, because I am simply addicted to the amazing flavours of their UNIQUE sushi. I have eaten in most every sushi restaurant in Surrey and Delta and numerous ones in Vancouver. That said, Akari by a land slide is my favourite! These guys make sushi rolls such as the Kamikaze roll and the Hot Night roll which you can’t find done in that style anywhere else. I've been told its all in the special sauces and fresh fish that the Head chef at Akari guards under lock and key. I'm not sure what's in some of these decadent sauces, but to say it they are intoxicatingly addictive would be an understatement. They have a lunch special which includes one of these specialty rolls I have mentioned, a choice of Chicken Kuskiage (my favourite), Agedashi Tofu, Gyoza, Tempura, and a few other choices. It also includes miso soup and salad for only 12.95 and it goes right up until 3pm! .. sorry if I sound excited while writing this, but Im getting hungry just thinking about it. The service is prompt and friendly and everything seems to come out in a timely fashion. The service was outstanding and when I asked about menu items they all have good recommendations and never stop smiling. The only thing I would recommend Akari to change is their washrooms; they are dated and seem out of place. Why do such a good job renovating the entire restaurant and choose it ignore the washrooms? Anyway, aside from this small flaw, I must urge you try the Akari Experience! Its amazing and I HIGHLY recommend this sushi restaurant.
Every once and a while we like to go to Browns Social House just to be reminded about why we do not like going to Browns Social House. The food is average to good but the prices are way over the top. Twenty two dollars for a sandwich? Come on! The bill for lunch for just two of us with just one cola drink was 60 dollars. That is too much for an average restaurant. The service was slow and the waitress seemed genuinely concerned because she apologized for the slow service without any prompting on our part. In another two or three years we may stop by and see again if there have been any improvements.
I work nearby and had come there about two weeks back for lunch with my friends. We ordered lunch special and the food quantity was pretty good for one person. There's a soup and a dish. I ordered the Hot and Sour Soup and a Chilli Chicken and it came with a rice. The food was delicious and there was almost no wait time. My friends had ordered the same soup but a noodle dish. That was good aswell, but it was a little too oily. The only negative to the overall awesome food quality.
The service though was a totally different story. We were three of us friends, he took the order and then put 3 plates and cutlery on the table and made us give it out to each other(!!). Then after putting the food on the table, he dint name which food was which, and my two friends who both ordered noodles had to play the guessing game over who ordered which. I have to tell you, it wasnt that the restaurant was busy and the server was running around, there was only one other table in the restaurant at that time. He was watching tv the whole time. He came to our table after about 15 mins and asked if everything was ok? I looked at my friends, thinking who is this guy? He put a jug of water in our table (dint fill water in our glasses) and went back to his tv.
At the beginning I was wondering to myself how come a restaurant which has fairly good decor located in scott road amongst so many offices be this empty. I think I know now. The big tall indian server there needs to know where he is working is called the "service Industry", I dint see any "service" whatsoever. The owner of this place is probably very rich and never comes to the restaurant, employees taking advantage and so the quality of the service is this pathetic.
The food is good, the service is, you know... worthless. Give it a try your experice could be different.
The success of Mario's has always been dependent on (go figure) Mario. Others have come and gone but Mario has always returned. Interestingly enough, there is now a new owner that might just make it work. He comes with twenty five years of experience at working in some VERY top end restaurants ( Joe Fortes to name one). It should be interesting if he can be as hands on and as "present" at the front door as Mario was, deliver the same quality food with some new surprises, and employ staff that seems glad to be there. If his warm welcome today is any indication, I think he is going to make a go of it and I am looking forward to seeing some "Vancouver expertise" and some QUALITY food come to our corner of the world. Should be interesting.
Stopped here a few nights ago with my husband after helping a friend move. We were so hungry! We walked in and the place looked run down and old. The carpets smelled of stale alcohol. The place was totally outdated. I wanted to move on to something else, but my husband was so hungry that we sat down and gave it a try. We sat in the center and had a slight view of the kitchen and bar. The servers were very friendly, helpful and polite. I ordered a chicken burger and salad with a beer,my husband the fish and a beer. It took a total of maybe 5mins and we had received our food. I remember telling my husband that was too fast and that it should take longer than that to cook a chicken breast. (Cause I am a line cook by trade.) I was a little worried, and for good reason. The salad was boring and consisted of alittle lettuce some what wilted and a few diced tomatoes and not so fresh green onion. The burger was the worst. The chicken was hard and dry and was like chewing on shoe leather, definitly not a fresh breast. That would expain how the food came out so fast. On to my husbands fish, which is definitly not homemade like advertised. Two pieces of fish that look like over cooked hockey pucks that were just pulled from a freezer and forgot about in the deep fryer. But thats not possible cause the food was served to us in 5 min. The only thing worth eating was the fries, but those were disappointing too, cause the rest of the food was horrible. I did not eat my burger and only moved the salad around on my plate. My husband choked down one piece of fish and a few fries just to kill the pain. We had the rest packed to go and threw it out on the way home and hit the drive thru. Pains me to say it was a waste of money and would not go back or tell friends that this is the place to dine.
In fact it is the complete opposite.
Now, I'll preface this by saying I used to live in London, UK so I know what a good Indian is and this was the best Indian in Vancouver area by far. I'd been there many times and always thought it was great and written good reviews elsewhere about it.
Recently however am sad to say our last visit fell way short of expectations. Yes, it was a Saturday night and the place was packed (as usual). Service, Decor was good but the food was way below par. Chaat Papri was very average, Palak Paneer was very very average and the Garlic Naans just tasted like they were out of a packet. Now I'm sure most of you can tell the difference between a Naan that is could in a Tandoor and one that is out of a packet and I certainly can. I question the waitress and she informed me that it is from the Tandoor. Not wanting to cause a scene etc I let it lie. I've had the Naans here many many times and this was way different and tasted like the PC Garlic Naans at Superstore(I've had those many times too!)I can only think that given that it was so busy they were using the tandoor for the meats and decided to speed things up by giving people packet Naans. It would be my only explanation but that is just not acceptable IMO for an above average price Indian restaurant. The Paneer Tikka was as normal very good.
I like the restaurant having given it good reviews before but I don't like gettting treated like a chump which is how I felt after this visit. I'd like to hope this was a one off but it wouldn't be the first restaurant once it got busy/popular/recommended to start cutting corners - hope this is not the case.
We have dined here several times, food and value is average. Service was lacking ,No cutlery ,had to ask for coffee fillups every time.Steak cooked perfectly.But the decore is now getting tired ,needs an upgrade , The out door plastic tables stained and very unappealing.View is not what attracts people ,just a backwater slough setting. Better places to eat in this town.
My girlfriend and I had a "girl's weekend" and had dinner here the first night and what a great choice.
We sat outside in their small patio as it was quieter. I don't understand these loud music places!!!
We had a really sweet server . . . was a bit slow but was really nice!
We felt very comfortable where we were sitting.
The food! Oh my goodness . . . I had their soup Chicken Thai! I could have had ten bowls!! I've been looking for a soup like this for ages!! The best!! Then I had the Fish Taco's!! So tasty!! I guess the flavour that was in everything really made it!
My friend had the appetizer quesadilla and it was a huge portion and looked and tasted fantastic too.
Will definitely go back to this one. I'll also have to check out the other ones around town to see if they're comparable!!!
Typically when i get pizza from a restaurant, I will look for something that reminds me of "when i was a kid." Alfa brings me right there. They actually have an "everything pizza" (admittedly, not for everyone) and they "do it right." When I ordered it, I was told, "it will take a bit longer than normal..is that alright." The reason being: the put fresh tomatoes on top and they don't want them to go to mush. BONUS POINTS! The end result was a delicious pizza, like from my childhood. My wife gets a three topping pizza and it's always done perfectly as well.
If you're looking for thing crust pizza, done in a 900F oven for 4 minutes with real mozzarella cheese and a couple pieces of fresh basil on it then this is not your place. (thank you, Lindsay Anderson for the description.) this is an old school, west coast Canadian family place.
We have this as take out as well and it doesn't disappoint... perfect for movies in the park :-)
I ordered the special A for 2 (Deep fried prawns, Sweet n sour pork, BBQ pork fried rice, Mushroom chop suey, Chicken chow mein) almond chicken aka mystery meat, spring rolls and black bean sauce
Food was hot.
Spring rolls even though almost burnt we good
The black bean sauce was decent
The Sweet n Sour pork was decent
Broccoli was crisp
The fried rice tasted old and like grease...end of flavor
The chop suey had no flavor. Even the carrots and broccoli had no taste to them.
The deep fried shrimp was the coldest of the dishes but still a little warm however, they were rock hard. A little crunch would be fine but i mean almost break a tooth hard
The almond chicken was just that a mystery meat. It look like cod that is used in fish and chips. It was spongey and rubbery, had no flavor and was difficult to chew at times. Almost every bite a new experience. The kids (16 and 12) gave this a few more tries then I did. Trying to figure out what it was, it became a bit of a game for them. I gave this about 3 bites before I almost got sick. The kids named it mystery meat and fed it to the dog.
The chow mein was burnt and had a dirty, smokey flavor. They tasted like these eggs my husband made one time after trying to fry eggs on high and he burnt the butter and the eggs then continued to cook more in the pan.
I would not spend $5 there again let alone the $50 I wasted especially considering my teen (aka the garbage disposal who eats anything and everything) would not finish her plate.
I read good reviews and can't help but wonder if there was possibly a change in management/cooks since then
Went here for a quick dinner after running some errands. Used the entertainment coupon and thank goodness we did. We ordered the onion rings, calamari platter and the special was $1.49/ taco which we ordered 4 (2 soft shell and 2 hard shell). Well the calamari was a bit overcooked and tasted more of the batter than any squid. The onion rings were good. The tacos were nothing to rave about. They tasted like some you would make at home when you ran out of real food. The ambiance was dated. It looked like they have not done anything to the place since the 80's. The service was very good. The waitresses were tentative and friendly. It was a satisfactory experience. I would not venture back anytime soon as there are a lot of better and more modern pubs out there.
A group of four, we all ordered different meals. Each of us was very satisfied with the individual meals and the service was outstanding. Overlooking the river on a sunny day, our visitors from New Zealand were impressed with the ambiance. From a practical point of view, the value for our money was excellent and I would definitely dine there again and use it as a place to entertain visitors
|1.||Akari Japanese Restaurant|
|3.||Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille|
|4.||Yummy Wonton House|
|5.||Desi Lounge & Restaurant|
|7.||Mt Fuji Sushi|
|8.||Riverhouse Restaurant & Pub|
|12.||Applewood Country Gifts, Tea Room & Bakery|
|13.||Rose and Crown Pub & Bistro|
|14.||Minori Japanese Restaurant|
|15.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|17.||Hakka Masti Restaurant|
|18.||Primerose Bar & Grill|
|19.||Niagara Falls Restaurant|