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Delta Restaurant Reviews
Taverna Gorgona5047 48 Avenue, Delta
New owners - Better Dining
By jsb of Delta, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 8:36am [Dine in]

If you have not visited Taverna Gorgona since new owners took over in December 2009, visit again.

There has been a remarkable improvement in the food, although the new owners have maintained menu (with minor adjustments). The family, from Greece, knows how to cook. Appearance and freshness of the food were excellent. The decor is the same, but this is really an entirely different experience from days of yesteryear.

We went on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy, but the staff was able to easily handle everything, as was the kitchen. We were advised early that a large party could slow down our order. We were not rushed in our decisions, however, and when our order was placed, wait time was very good (15-20 min for each course).

For starters we tried saganaki and calamari, both of which were very well executed. The calamari was moist, nicely breaded, and not overcooked. The saganaki was a bit small to share with four people, a nice portion for two, and was served with a quartered pita bread - again, a nice amount.

The mousaka was unbelievably good; the souvlaki excellent. A chicken and prawn linguini in a cream sauce was nicely done (pasta a bit overcooked for my taste) and the sauce was fresh and not cloying. Portion sizes were not quite as overindulgent as some Greek restaurants tend to be, which was welcome.

We were treated to a complimentary dessert - Ekmek, made in the restaurant (not ordered from a food service company - hooray!) - which was absolutely delicious, the custard light, and fresh.

We will go again - and so should you!

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Peekaboo Bistro1233 56 Street, Delta
New Look, same good food
By Nola Chi of Tsawwassen, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 11:33am [Dine in]

We've been waiting anxiously for Peekaboo to re-open after it was destroyed by a fire in an adjacent part of the mall. There are few other choices for sushi and Japanese in this area; Peekaboo is by far the best IMO. At last they are back. The new location is not obvious from the main street, but well worth making an effort to find them in the back, across from the BC liquor store. The new digs are comfortable and stylish, with parking right at the door. That's an improvement for take-away and for those with disabilities.

The sushi is good and compares favourably with "big city" sushi in Vancouver, with generous sized portions and modest prices. They use a light hand on the wasabi but provide lots of extra on the side. I particularly like the Agadashi tofu, and the miso soup is made with care. There is an extensive list of cooked items as well; the tempura is light and delicate, a good choice. I can't list everything we like, because it's all good. We eat here at least once a month or more, and it's a favourite with the locals.

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Riverhouse Restaurant & Pub5825 60 Avenue, Delta
Impressed with Food but service needs practice
By April Food of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:46pm [Dine in]

We have good service from the servers, get seated promptly and took our orders for drinks and food without delay. Our appies arrived quite fast, the food is good, we have calamari and mussel/clam.. Their breads are exceptional. The restaurant is not very busy, still lots of table available, there are 3 big tables ahead of us, we have a party of 8. Dinners took over 1/2 hour before it show up. Every dish we had are good, lamb and their signature ribs are very tender and tasty. Salmon and the seafood cassarole also very good. Didn't get a chance to try dessert because by the time we had our dinner, we already had too much bread since we have to wait so long and it take us 2 hours with no dessert and this is way too long...

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Greek Fellas Restaurant11008 River Road, Delta
Best Greek Food in Town!
By soccergirl of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 19, 2010 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

I live nearby so I have been to greek fellas a number of times. I have to say the food is amazing. The garlic prawns are sooo good and the souvlaki is yummy! Great service, and yes the owner does come out to give you free shots :) The rice that comes with your meal is so flavourful unlike other greek restaurants i've been to which was super bland. Highly recommend to give it a try!

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Ocean Avenue Restaurant8239 120th Street, Delta
Great Fries, even better fish.
By nitroburn of Surrey (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

I would give it all 5's, but I'm trying to respect the rating system.

The food is just awesome when it comes to the fish and chips. The batter on the fish is VERY THIN and is just enough of a shell to hold in the fish. This is the way I like it, I eat it for the fish, not the batter. I've only ordered the Cod so far as it was so good, I didn't see a need to get halibut. Fish is not overcooked and is very easy to eat and cut. I used to goto c-lovers in newton, but I won't be any more. Also, the fries are the best and the slaw is great!

Service is great, the place is usually fairly quiet for eating in so the owners greet you and tell you to sit wherever you would like. When I finished my drink, they were very attentive to refill it without me having to ask.

Prices seem normal for fish and chips. No complaints here.

Not much ambiance, but it is clean and the dining room looks new. Nothing to complain about for fish and chips.

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Maguro Sushi5241 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta
great food miserable service
By Nighthawk of Delta [Ladner] (22 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

In Ladner, there is not a whole lot of choice with respect to restaurants so it a pity that I have to confirm the miserable service other reviewers have confirmed.

The sushi is indeed first-rate, and I do on occasion still eat there but the service is at best indifferent and at worst graceless.

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Jagga Sweets & Cuisine9277 120 Street, Delta
Tasty Bhaturas and Chaat Papri
By Jaspaul of Surrey, B.C (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

Located off Scott Road, this 'Indian Sweet Shop' sells other wares apart from their primary business of Indian Mitthiaayi's (sweets) and catering to in-house specials like Bhatura's and Chaat Papri's, very authentic taste and reasonably priced. Their samosa's are awesome too, served with chick-peas :) They've a wide variety of lassi's (smoothies) as well !

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Akari Japanese Restaurant7261 120 Street, Delta
Great experience.
By triplejjj031 of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

Last weekend, while out with some friends, I ended up eating lunch at Akari. We decided to eat here since some people I knew were going off about how good this place was. So I thought we should check it out. And I got to say, I am really glad we decided to eat here, and not at White spot. The food and service was excellent. Our meal consisted of:
Gyoza and deluxe sashimi to start, then two special rolls: Crispy roll and the Rock n roll, and also a chicken teriyaki with rice and miso soups.
The two special rolls we ordered (Crispy and the Rock n Roll) were amazing. So different from anything I have ever tried. The sashimi was nice and fresh. Also you could tell the chicken teriyaki was cooked over a flame, which was pleasant surprise. The decor of the restaurant matched very well with the whole atmosphere, which was unexpected with the restaurants location and all.
This meal was awesome, definitely whenever I am in that area again, I will head straight for this restaurant.

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Krispy Kreme7153 120 St, Delta
No red light for a free donut
By sadeater of Sadville (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

Krispy Kreme what happened? Your location used to have the red light turned on almost all the time luring patrons in for a free fresh donut. Now I haven't seen that red light in forever. Tim Horton's seems to be the winner in the doughnut wars. Their location 2 minutes away from this Krispy Kreme is full of people and the drive through has a continuous line-up. I find that the Krispy Kreme doughnuts while tasty when fresh are very airy and too sweet. It's too tempting to eat more than one as you don't really get full from the more airy batter. I also don't like that melt in your mouth donut texture. Whereas when I eat a Tim Horton's doughnut I can tell I've eaten something so it's more satisfying. I think that the Canadian palate is just more adapted to TH. Also TH offers much more choice in food and drinks and donuts are well unhealthy. For those of you who are KK fans you should visit this location. I wonder how much longer this location will last. They need customers. Now if only the American donut chains Top Pot or Voodoo donuts could make it to Canada! Those donut shops rock. I would be fat and happy if those made it to Canada.

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Lotus Restaurant8939 120th Street, Delta
Lovely Dim Sum on the Cheap
By imprimatur of Lower Mainland (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 6:01pm [Dine in]

Ambiance: This place is from the 80s. Pink and purple, with old tables and no decoration to speak of. That said, the restaurant is very clean and the tables are well-maintained (no 30 degree wobble like in some places) and - unlike so many Chinese restaurants - spread out reasonably.

Service: By Chinese standards, outstanding. Attentive, unintrusive, polite, and seemed genuinely happy to be of service. Quite prompt as well.

Food: We had the dim sum - $3, all week, 11am-3pm. 21 choices on the menu, with all the usual suspects. 7 dishes came to $21 and change (22.50 or so after tax). Dumplings came with real sweet vinegar, spring rolls and har gao (shrimp dumplings) were loaded with fresh, crunchy shrimp. Tripe was flavourful and perfectly cooked. Markedly non-greasy as dim-sum goes. Flavours were fairly bright. Shanghai dumplings were the only major miss - one-dimensional pork flavour.

Value: $3 a dish for a standard portion of standard dim-sum food = delicious. Also: As other reviewers have pointed out, the menu given says prices above $4 for all the dim sum - this is for dishes served OUTSIDE 11-3; they'll be $3 on the bill.

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Stanley Restaurant11184 84 Avenue, Delta
Don't go there for service
By connaisseur of Delta, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 8:18am [Dine in]

The food is decent to good, a good value I'd say. The place is quite dark, and narrowly shaped, but relatively clean. The waitresses attitude can range from normal to ridiculously rude (most often the latter is true). The attitude varies unpredictably, depending on the day and the person serving. Other than that the place is fine.

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Taverna Gorgona5047 48 Avenue, Delta
always great
By annburgoyne of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

Ladner loves Taverna Gorgona! Always a hot spot for lunch or dinner. Take out is ready SO fast. Great prices and very large servings. We love the calamari. Lively place when belly dancer performs. Outdoor patio seating is nice in the summer. Free dessert sometimes is always a nice touch. Friendly wait staff.

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Ricky's7135 120th Street, Delta
Certainly much better than I was expecting,
By AlyshaS of Delta (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 3:07am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I went to this Ricky's mostly out of desperation. We were fed us with everything else close by and were very pleasantly surprised with the experience.

We were quickly seated by a friendly and hospitable young lady who was attentive and made a great Shirley Temple. We shared the steak and full rack of BBQ ribs along with curly fries and a ceasar salad. Other than the sides being a bit too small for two people to share [which is understandable] our meal was excellent. The food arrived in a timely manner, our steak was a perfect medium rare and the ribs were tender but with a bit too much sauce for my liking. The only thing truly terrible about the place is the atmosphere. The place is outdated, ugly and utterly tasteless. The only redeeming point is how comfortable it feels. The booths are great and this is definitely a place you could go in your pajamas without feeling too out of place. Overall, very low key and unassuming.

Altogether our bill came to $41 for steak, ribs, ceasar salad, curly fries, one Shirley Temple and a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. We were completely satisfied and plan to return.

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Desi Lounge & Restaurant8821 120th St, Delta
Excellent lunch buffet with garlic naan! Has unique chef's creation daily
By sadeater of Sadville (13 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 5, 2010 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

I love Desi Junction. It has great food. Everything is freshly cooked daily, and it shows. If ordering off their menu try the hot chicken wings desi-style, it's spicy and delicious. Their lunch buffet is excellent. Heads and shoulders over anything else offered in the Surrey area. They offer a variety of items, including at least 10 pickles and chutneys alone. There is a lentil soup. A small salad selection with chaats as well, including an unusual fresh fruit mixed with savoury spices. Appetizers include pakora's, and paneer poppers. While these may be lukewarm on the buffet they are still crispy and tasty. They bring you freshly cooked naan to the table, and you can pick regular or garlic naan. The garlic naan has flecks of fresh minced garlic and is an awesome treat. The mains always include butter chicken, also be sure to try the Indian-Chinese style Chili Chicken. The veggie dishes change but always include something with paneer a fresh cheese in it. The last time I was there they included masala fish. Another time I was there they had rasmalai on their buffet. Their rasmalai is delicious I always order it off the menu as well. The best part of the buffet and something that is unique that they do daily is that they have a chef cook a different dish daily as part of the buffet. They set up the cooking area at the end of the buffet. It's very neat and sort of whet's your appetite. Of the two times I was there once they had Aloo Tiki an appetizer as the special dish. Once it was cooked they brought it to your table as well. This was one of the best aloo tiki's I ever had! The other time was incredibly special as they were making fresh jalebi's. These were delicate and were thin rectangular shaped coils. Nothing like the sweet store jalebi's, which I don't even like. Fresh from the hot oil with a quick dip in the syrup, these crispy sweet warm treats were amazing with the chai's we had ordered to go with these. Phone ahead to see if it is jaleebi day, it was an amazing foodie experience. Their lunch buffet is a good value for $12 as there is a wide selection. All of their food is freshly prepared with care, they have an open kitchen. Highly recommended.

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Desi Lounge & Restaurant8821 120th St, Delta
Terrible buffet
By lorray of Newton, Surrey (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 5, 2010 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

I went with a group for the lunch buffet. Many of the items that should be hot like the fish and veggie pakoras were stone cold. The butter chicken was ok but there was very little I found to be appealing. It is way over priced for what is offered. Won't go back as there are far better Indian restaurants in the area.

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Illuminate1077 56th St., #125, Delta
Illuminate has lost it's lustre
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 1, 2010 - 11:13am [Dine in]

We have been going to Illuminate for a number of years. We used to consider it a real gem but they have declined so much in the last year that we are removing them from our list of places to dine.

When we first started going the prices were reasonable. They are not in the busy downtown area so they were not charging downtown prices. They have adjusted their pricing and prices are now comparable to what you would pay at a top end restaurant like Il Giardino (our favorite). This may not be so hard to swallow if the quality of food, ambiance etc was in line with our experiences Il Giardino but it isn't. Over the last while they have cut down on the portions that they serve as well as raised the prices. This is not a good combination. As my husband said last night "If I'm going to pay the kind of money that Illuminate is charging now I'd rather go to Il Giardino." The Tuscan chicken used to be half a chicken, now it's just the chicken breast. When we were there just before New Year's I ordered the steak with peppercorn sauce. It was bland, bland, bland. For $34.00 it should be exceptional. When we mentioned it to the waiter (after dinner) as I didn't want to make a fuss he graciously compted us dessert. We decided to give them another try - maybe it was just an off night. Last night hubby had the chicken, he mentioned to the waiter that he was disappointed that it was no longer half chicken but is just the chicken breast, we were given a complimentary dessert again. I had the special of the day sablefish and it was perfectly cooked but the only accompaniment was beans, beans and more beans (not very interesting). This place has gone so far downhill that we will not return.

The service is okay. Our waiter did not mention one of the specials of the day. I heard another waiter telling his table about the special and it was something I would have ordered (maybe it had something other than beans served with it). Our water was not refilled and we had to top up the wine ourselves on occasion. This is on an evening that was not busy. There also was no quality check it was left up to us to mention that we were disappointed with the accompaniments and the changes to the chicken. When we mentioned it our waiter said that he thought the chicken was better the way it used to be. Why mess with success?

The ambiance is nice but certainly it is not of a calibre that justifies the prices they are now charging.

It's too bad, we used to really enjoy this restaurant. Not recommended.

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Primerose Bar & Grill6165 Highway 17, #220, Delta
Good Food/Decor but.......
By canuck99 of Ladner (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 1:27pm [Dine in]

We have been to this restaurant on numerous occasions but they have messed up for two Birthdays. We had made prior arrangements to have my wife's Birthday and my Birthday on different dates celebrated there with our kids. They forgot! It was my Birthday that my wife was almost in tears over. She had brought this to the owner's (Maria)attention when we left. She was apologetic about it and offered a complimentary dinner for us but my wife did not want to return there. It took almost a year later for us to return but "as expected" no one knew anything about the free dinner. Maria never returned my phone call but we sucked it up and ate there anyways. Everything was good on that night. All I'm saying folks is keep reminding them if you have a special event planned there otherwise there will be dissapointment.

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Akari Japanese Restaurant7261 120 Street, Delta
Even if I was in Japan, I would still go to Akari
By chowguru of Vancouver (downtown) (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 1, 2010 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

I agree with Teej that some of their decor isn't the best however I disagree with monmon that their service is slow.

But why do I give it five stars? Because they have served fantastic Japanese cuisine time and time again. I hesitate to use the word 'authentic' too often, but I can say that Akari is easily one of the top authentic Japanese restaurants in the Lower Mainland. Service has always been personable from the floor staff, to the chefs to the management.I was sitting at the sushi bar, so I engaged three of the chefs behind the bar about what I ought not to miss on the menu, and they served up a great meal which included fresh oysters, bincho, tai, ikura, ika and ebi- all freshly prepared, sliced in the traditional way and generously portioned. Everything was beautifully presented and the rice was seasoned just right. I can tell that the chef and the owner did take the time to pick the little details. The bonus was that it only cost me $25, what would easily cost me $50 for this level of quality.

The seared scallops on greens, though was easily the highlight. The citrus chili vinaigrette paired nicely with the rich sake scallops. It was absolutely stellar.

In summary, Akari is a hidden gem in Delta. A must go if you're in the area.

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One 20 Pub & Grill8037 120th Street, Delta
Great Brunch
By fussyeater54 of Surrey , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

We live in this area (Surrey side of Scott Rd) and we frequent this pub at least once a week. My husband an expat Brit swears this is they best place for a pale ale. Clean pipes, correct temp etc for the keg. The weekend brunch is awesome, I like the veggie skillet with the real hollandaise. The staff is friendly and attentive. Lots of big screen tvs and Setanta if you like european 'football'. Lots of parking. Check out their website. Enjoy!
www.one20pub.com

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Applewood Country Gifts, Tea Room & Bakery6345 120 Street, #112, Delta
First Experience With High Tea
By o1goodgirl of Surrey (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

I attended High Tea Noon with the ladies of my family for the first time at Applewood Country.

I arrived first and was left waiting in the lobby for about 15 minutes unattended by any of the employees. It did give me a chance to look around as they do have a bakery and gift shop connected to the tea room. They sell trinkets, souvenirs and decors.

When we got seated in the tea room, I noticed the environment was authentic like you would expect at your Grandma's house. Such as mismatching chairs, table cloths, and knick knacks on the walls. To add to the ambiance they provided accessories like hats and gloves, which I thought was fun.

The service was very slow, we were seated at 12pm and didnt leave until 2pm even though there were only 3 dishes served. At times we couldn't catch our server's attention at all. Although when we did, they were exceptionally friendly.

The food was very beautifully presented in tier stands. But I did not find it fresh or warm. We had Scones, Cupcakes, and Mini Meat Pies. They had an array of delicious jams to accompany the food.

For the 5 of us, the total came out to be $115. I did not think it was worth the value for 1 pot of tea and 3 dainty dishes. I will not return but it was an interesting experience.

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