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Edmonton Restaurant Reviews
Shan-E-Punjab9393 34 Avenue, Edmonton
This is place for Butter Chicken
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 6:08pm [Dine in]

I know this place as Punjab Sweets. Best butter chicken I have ever had. Have tried this dish a few dozen times at various restaurants across the country, as well as making it in my own kitchen. This is the place to go on 34th ave for the buffet. Maurya seems a bit safe and pricey and same goes for the New Asian Village (NAV), which seems is now officially a chain restaurant. New Asian is great for luxurious, long evening meals, but go to Punjab Sweets if it's a mid-day buffet you're hankering for. You can also grab a quick takeout - a nice treat is a vegetarian samosa slathered in cholay (curried chickpeas) - YUM. I usually eat mine in the car before I make it home (er...as a passanger, or parked). This is the place to come for great value. Parking can be tight, and it's in what looks like a former Ponderosa restaurant. Not certain, but I think they still have the wagon-wheel chandeliers hanging from the ceiling. You have to love that! There is counter service for samosa and various other savouries and sweets. Buffet is good value, and fresh naan made to order. Service at counter can be a bit hectic - as of my last visit, no 'take a number' system in place, and the staff in the kitchen seem a bit harried at times when the takeout orders are piling up. Veggie samosas are great too!

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India Grill4620 99 Street, Edmonton
Highly Recommended
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

This restaurant came highly recommended from a family who have lived in various countries, and know their indian cuisine. I have been three times, and must say I am thrilled to be 'in the know' now. They have a massive selection of bottled beer from all around the world which can be viewed in the vertical glass coolers that line the entrance hallway. Beautiful rich, luscious decor. I have brought my finicky 9 year old and my vegetarian nephew - both leave stuffed and happy. Something for all of us here. Have dined buffet twice, and a la carte once. Both were wonderful. Fresh, made to order naan, and the doting chefs are always available at the buffet table, ready to assist. Table service is very good - friendly, competent, unobtrusive. ....I LOVE the white-guy waiter. Seems a bit out of place, but he's been there whenever we have and he sure knows his stuff!

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Thai Orchid Restaurant4005 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton
Sweetest Coolest Ambience
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

This is a great place. Food is amazing, always something new to try. You know you are in good hands, can tell there is alot of caring put into the preparation and serving of the food. Service can be sketchy and hectic as the place can get busy and appears to be family run. However, there is genuine concern that you are enjoying the food. Staff are happy (and proud) to explain different dishes.

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Sicilian Pasta Kitchen805 Saddleback Rd, Edmonton
Great food, but where's the competition
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

This place tries a bit too hard with the young, eager wait staff. They seem to always have a new gaggle of fresh-faced kids experiencing their first job from the surrounding neighborhoods. Chirpy and energetic doesn't always equate to competent table service, which seems more chain restaurant oriented than higher end casual Italian. Service doesn't seem to reflect the menu. The Sunday night special of various pastas is a nice idea, generous for sharing, and taking home leftovers. However, the 1/2 dozen times I have dined here, I usually feel somewhat dissatisfied with the experience. Place is usually packed, they turn a good profit, but I sure wish there was competition nearby. The time before last, I made the mistake of looking down at the carpeting. It is the most disgusting filthy carpet I have seen in a restaurant still carrying a license. I assumed it was due for a cleaning, being spring and all. I was wrong, as I made the mistake of looking down on the last visit. I try hard to like this place, what comes from the kitchen is solid. They have to get it together in the front - it's a bit of a joke.

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Saratoga Restaurant2610 Calgary Trail, Edmonton
Love Love Love this place
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

I came here for milkshakes when I was a kid, then sort of forgot about the place. Reintroduced recently, and have gone with kids, seniors, teens. There is great value - something for everyone. I was brought here for mother's day brunch, and did not expect much. Decided to order the eggs benedict and was totally surprised at the quality. I am somewhat of an expert as I have consumed many versions of this dish with varying successes and failures, mostly due to the sauce. ...and have also succeeded and failed making hollandaise a number of times. I am certain it's the real deal, homemade version here. ....and very good at that! Service is polite and prompt. The dinner specials are incredible value with soup/salad, large entree and dessert. One of our favourites is the pork chop dinner with mashed potatoes.

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Grandma Pizza11411 40 Avenue, Edmonton
Good Heavier Style Pizza
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

This is excellent pizza. Good sauce, the right amount of toppings, generous cheese, atop the old-style heavier, slightly sweet crust. When you're not in the mood for gimmicky and tedious thin crust pizza from the new trendoid joints , this is the way to go. We have ordered many times over the years and have never been disappointed. Sure would be nice if the owners of this sad Petrolia strip mall would make a move one way or the other and Grandma opened a restaurant. It may be that Grandma Pizza's owners may be set on delivery business only, but I could sure see my husband and I enjoying many a pie with a pitcher of draft. ....along with many other peeps and families from the 'hood.

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Yokozuna Japanese Restaurant4121 106 Street, Edmonton
Love the specials - good ambiance
By Peepers of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 5:00pm [Dine in]

Always pleasantly surprised with the raw specials. Service is friendly and competent. Nice atmosphere, we like the tatami rooms, and the beer is always cold. Not too fond of the house special roll containing the asian pickle, however, all other rolls are very generous and fresh. We moved from Vancouver 4 years ago, and this became our number 1 affordable sushi joint (after the 'once in a while', more expensive Wasabi in Lendrum). Yokozuna is the better choice for economy and ambiance.

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Panda Hut Express10879 23 Avenue, Edmonton
Employees Laughing at Customers
By hw of Edmonton Alberta (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

I used to go to Panda Hut Express since they offer specials. I would often go every week or every other week and usually in the evenings. During that time, there are usually three boys working there. As I walked into the restaurant, the three boys would giggle and say something to each other but I could not hear and maybe they were telling each other a joke or something. As I walked up to the counter, I usually order the same dish and as I did this time around, the one boy bursted out laughing and then turned to the other two boys and then they started to laugh as well.

Maybe they were laughing at my expense but What so funny about ordering a dish?. Are they laughing at me? I look like any other guy. Who cares if I always order the same dish everytime. It was just a noodle dish they offer on their menu.

As I walked away that evening, I decided to go somewhere else. There are alot of restaurants that offer that same noodle dish and with Panda Hut Express they charge for servers to serve you at your table prices and not mall prices. The food normally tastes like mall food anyways; food that taste like it is just sitting in the steamtable waiting for people to order.

Too many restaurants out there that would welcome my money without having staff laugh at me. Not making me feel welcome.

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill2203 99 Street, Edmonton
No Service
By hw of Edmonton Alberta (7 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

As I walked in to the Swiss Chalet in South Common at 11:30 am on a weekday there was no one at the desk so I waited. A lady came out and asked if someone had helped me yet and I said 'No' and I said table for one. She checked her map and said 'this way' and as I was following her to my table she stopped halfway and saw a lady with a young child sitting there and asked if someone had helped her and the lady said 'No'; the hostess then turned to me and said ' you can take a table in our lounge' and turned to the lady with the young child and said 'this way'.

If I wanted a table in the lounge then I would have just walked into the lounge. I figured at 11:30 am on a weekday it would not be busy yet so I wanted a table in the dining room.

The hostess should have said I will be right back to sit you after I sit this lady with the young child and I would have understood since she was here first. Or the hostess should have asked me if I didn't want to wait I could take a table in the lounge.

I just felt that the hostess didn't handle this situation as well as I would have liked her to so I turned around and just left and haven't been back to a Swiss Chalet.

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Calgary Trail Noodle House5730 104 Street, Edmonton
Terrible Service
By hw of Edmonton Alberta (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

I was there one evening at 7:30 pm and when I walked in there was no one in the restaurant except for a couple sitting near the kitchen door eating. As I stood there waiting to be seated the young female from the table got up and approached me. I said table for one. She got a menu and walked away not saying anything so I followed her. As I sat down I asked for a pot of chinese tea. She came back shortly with the tea. She went back to the table to finish eating. After a few minutes she approached me but did not say anything to me so I told her what I wanted to eat. She then went back to the table to eat. When my order was ready she got up and brought it over to me. She never came back to check if my food okay or not. When I finished my meal I waited for her to clear my dish and bring me my bill. She got up from her table and started to clear all the dirty dishes from the other tables stacking the dirty dishes as she went from one table to the next. When she got to my table she stacked the pile of dirty dishes onto my dish infront of me and then carried the whole stack to the buspan. At this point she still did not say anything to me so I got up to the till and paid her.

As I was leaving I felt that she did not want to serve anyone else since she was eating her supper but the 'Open' sign was on and she did not say to me that they were closed or anything.

People eat out alot and quality of the food and service is esseintial to any business if you want repeat customers. At 7:30 pm there was no other customers but the female server seemed like she had enough business and just wanted to eat her supper.

I will not return to this restaurant because of the terrible service I received. Unfortunate for this business there are alot of other restaurants out there for me to spend my money.

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Monty's Pizza & Steakhouse1027 Potter Green Drive, Edmonton
great place to eat for any occasion
By foodlover1985 of edmonton, alberta, canada (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 1:35am [Dine in]

the best food in edmonton!! im hooked on this place...im a huge pasta and pizza fan, and ive never had a bad experience with them..not once!! definately recomend it.. owners are very friendly,i thought it was pricy at first, but the portions of food u get, is good for 2 meals..very generous

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