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Subway300 Bleams Ave, Kitchener
Great place if you like diarrhoea
By acadiankate of Kitchener ON (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

I called in sick for one shift with diarrhoea... was told no. Came in and puked and "rushed to the bathroom" all night. It got worse and I called in again (I haven't missed a shift), and after being screamed at she fired me, despite me having a doctor's note. That's the standard Wanda the manager has for her employees and food. If you don't mind pooping your pants while at home because you have to go so bad and so fast then I recommend you eat here!

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Corner Pub, The22 South Ottawa Street, Kitchener
It is what it is.
By Dusty Rider 7 of Nunàvic NWT (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 7, 2015 - 6:13pm [Dine in]

I decided to drop into the pub Saturday night Sept 05/2015. At first the service was a little slow but I have to be honest it got better as the night went on. Friendly and more relaxing by midnite. No concerns there and never had to sit with my back to the wall I did feel comfortable.
I found the karoke to me fun not too many real good singers BUT HEY? Isn't it suppose to be fun you know get those shower singers on stage for a good old time laugh!!!
All in all IT IS WHAT IT IS.
Great good old fun, if this is not what you expected then stay away find the place you like and enjoy it.
I had fun
RANDY
Dusty Rider 7

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Lai Lai Restaurant175 West Avenue, Kitchener
Complete Rip-Off and DO NOT EAT HERE
By grumpygramps of kitchener ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:11pm [Dine in]

We ordered 4 authentic cantonese dishes. $13 for black pepper sirloin beef but only had 5 tiny slices of beef with lots of onions and green pepper. $13 for seafood hot pot but only had 4 pieces of squid & 4 mini-size shrimps with lots of veggies. $9 for garlic pan fried bak choi in a tiny small portion. $9 for Kung Po chicken but we only found 2 mini-tiny strips of chicken in the entire dish filled with deep fried red peppers and onions. Taste wasn't good and we felt completely being robbed. The bill came to around $57 with taxes and it was a total rip-off. NEVER DINE HERE !!!

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Jimmy's Lunch297 North Victoria Street, Kitchener
All Day Breakfast At Jimmy's Lunch in Kitchener, Ontario
By kristinak22 of Kitchener, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

Okay here is an unbiased review and I don’t care who I offend but it’s good, it’s good. If it wasn’t good I would not be bothered to do this unless it was really really bad. I read some reviews and I have some things to say about some of the reviews. You can’t call a restaurant a greasy spoon or a classic dive when the food is so fresh and the premises spotless. When you first walk in you’ll see it’s bright and freshly painted. Memorabilia from the 20’s to the 50’s from May West and Marilyn Monroe to James Dean. Retro furnishings including these 50’s tables that Martha Stewart did a whole show on. It has a real warm homey feel. So let’s talk about the food!!!! When you first walk in you will see two water coolers one with spring water and the other distilled. So go and grab a glass from the side bar and help yourself and drink some fresh pure water as much as you like. If you like the water you can also buy the water in the 5 gallon containers kept at the front. Most of the locals come for the breakfast, just wait until I tell you why. First of all everything is farm fresh. The bacon they get is straight from the farm; whole slab bacon that they slice right there on the premises the slices of bacon are thick and meaty and crispy 2” x 7”, I measured it, Lol. Some people like their bacon very crispy and some not so crispy so make sure to specify from very crispy to semi-crispy. I like it very crispy. The back kitchen door is always open and often you will see them slicing it. You get 4 large slices of bacon with your breakfast. Eggs are fresh from the farm and you can really taste the freshness. The tomatoes are fresh from the farm and they usually put 2 big slices on your plate. The potatoes also come straight from the farm. The potatoes are; rolled, peeled and sliced right on the premises and that is why people come for the breakfast. They also include a side of homemade coleslaw, I like it in a paper cup. Also you get 2 slices of whole wheat toast buttered. Enjoy a nice cup of spring water coffee for yourself. The coffee is at a cost of just a $1.25. You should help yourself, just grab a cup and pour yourself a bottomless cup of coffee. So this is arguably the best Five ‘Star Breakfast Equivalent’, by far and it should be quite expensive right? Wrong. Would you believe $5.95 and believe me they fill up your plate so come hungry. Just so you know it does get really busy on the weekends and sometimes there is a wait line but it’s worth the wait both in quality and in value. The cooks are Frank and Carol and they are the reason why people keep coming back for the beautiful breakfasts they make. If you think this review is biased come in a try the breakfast for yourself. Please keep in mind that the hours of operation are from 7:30 am to 2:00pm.

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Subway720 Westmount Road E, Kitchener
Great food Great Customer Service
By subfarm27 of 720 Westmount Road E Kitchener Ontario N2E 2M6 (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

We live near this location. Thanks Subway!!. Very Convenient. Friendly staff. Healthy Food Choice. It is nice Decore Subway location. Variety of choice Sandwiches. SUBWAY SUBWAY SUBWAY SUBWAY
We live near this location. Thanks Subway!!. Very Convenient. Friendly staff. Healthy Food Choice. It is nice Decore Subway location. Variety of choice Sandwiches.

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Angel's Diner370 West Highland Road, Kitchener
Dellcious Diner
By 24Kelsey of kitchener ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 22, 2013 - 12:52pm [Dine in]

My husband and I decided to go out for dinner at Angels Diner and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a good size and well priced menu. We got sandwiches and milkshakes which were delicious and made the way we requested. The atmosphere was what you would expect of a diner experience and we were very pleased. Both of us said we will be going back in the near future but with our children next time!

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Lisboa Bakery & Grill1187 Fischer Hallman Rd, #609, Kitchener
Best chicken
By ToP_3 of Kitchener (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, May 6, 2013 - 9:41am [Dine in]

I tried this small restaurant the other day and ordered the quarter chicken dinner and I must say it's the best chicken in town. You can tastes the care and effort in the rotisserie, it is much better than larger restaurants like Swiss Chalet. My friends and I sat on the patio and were attended to right away, we also got our drinks as soon as we ordered them. Our food did not take long to come and when it did was very hot. I wouldn't listen to the negative reviews, I find those people were just overly picky. And when you go into a place with negative thoughts prior to, you'll surely seek them out too. Try this place out, I found it so wonderful. It has a great community like atmosphere and homely environment! Thanks for a new spot to dine out Lisboa! :)

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Wendy's685 S Fairway Rd, Kitchener
Rudest Drive through girl ever!
By Bergazio of Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:31pm [Take-out]

Went through the drive through a little blondish girl was working spoke to me like I was keeping her from something more important, told her that the lights on the drive thru menu were out and she was dismissive at best. I ordered 2 Junior Bacon Cheeseburgers the meat was dried out, I was legitimately concerned about how safe it was to eat it was wrapped so tight it was practically folded in half. Some big guy in glasses, possibly a manager was distracting her, and this isn't the first time for this location most of the girls that work here are rude and discourteous. I'm not sure if this is a corporate store or not but they need to do some serious housekeeping and get out these rude lack luster staff memebers. I am a big Wendy's fan, but I would rather go to the Mc Donalds across the street and eat what passes for food there before I am treated rudely at that Wendy's again.

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Boston Pizza190 Gateway Park Drive, Kitchener
Awesome time!
By schwenker20 of Kitchener (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 11:24am [Dine in]

I had an amazing time when I went to this Boston Pizza, from the food, the service, and the way I felt like family. The food was delicious and came out quickly, as well as our server was fun, and always happy to help. I had an awesome time at this BP and I will definitely be going back!

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Lisboa Bakery & Grill1187 Fischer Hallman Rd, #609, Kitchener
disappointed again
By kaligirl1 of Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

tired of giving this local bistro any more chances. We really have tried here several times because the chicken is yummy (most of the time), however it is so hit and miss with different problems.
first.. refills on your $1.60 are free only with specials, not with your regular priced meal
second. have gone there and there is no more bread to go with yur meal
third. the in service while pleasant is so so slow. extrordinarily long waits even for easy meals
fourth. if it says your choice comes with a particular side, you will pay for that even if you don't take it. The quesadilla appetizer (it really is in that column) comes with fries or onion rings but if you opt out of a side you pay same full price

think I'm done trying to like this place, can easily find the grocery part in many different places
the food, hey , theres lots of choices...no more lisboa for me!!

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Corner Pub, The22 South Ottawa Street, Kitchener
Time for a positive review!
By Sue Ann of Kitchener, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 6:07pm [Dine in]

I am a regular at The Corner Pub and am very upset that the only reviews that ever appear are negative. Why would someone go to a karaoke night and then complain that it was all Karaoke? I am not a singer...I can, but don't sing because I ENJOY HEARING VERY GOOD SINGERS AND I AM JUST AVERAGE. Randy has many very good singers who follow him from venue to venue because he has a very good show. Yes he like most of us can get a little rude sounding but that is just what it is. He may sound rude to some but does not intend to be. If he was rude all these people would soon find another karaoke spot to go to. As for the music not suiting all the customers...that is one of the joys of Karaoke. Every singer has his preference so you are not likely to have a whole night of Standards or Country, you get a little of every genre.-that means something for everyone but in Karaoke form.
Singers often have to wait an hour or more for their turns in the rotation. They would go elsewhere if the host decided he or she was going to put the radio on or become a DJ for any length of time. Go to a bar that does not have Karaoke if that is not what you want to hear. Simple as thatsince there are lots to choose from!
As for the food. Emma and her staff do an amazing job in that tiny kitchen. They produce great food with lots too choose from and at very good prices. If someone said they have very little selection i would say they have a manageable menu and in fact when they first started I told them they were very ambitious to offer so many options especially for breakfast with the limited kitchen they had to work with. |They prove me wrong all the time. Exceptions happen of course. Staff may not show up for their shifts and restaurants all suffer from this but many have large staffs and can cover easily for the missing man. Emma has minimal staff and manages to continue serving good food as fast as she can. Staffing more heavily would be possible with more room to manoeuvre and consistent crowds of customers but one day the place is standing room only the next it may be only half full.
This is a Corner Pub...they serve alcohol....but don't think for a minute that if I am there at 10:30 in the morning or 2 in the afternoon that I am unemployed or that the others there are either. The people assessing the patrons must not have heard of shift work, people who work outside the 9-5 Monday to Friday or early retirement.
You get all kinds of people here. I work in an office, my friends who also frequent the Corner Pub range from retired teachers, construction workers, truck drivers, accountants, factory workers and people who on disability pensions who would much rather be working and of course lots of retirees. Come out often and you too will become a friend.
The friends have been known to move over and join another table just to give a newcomer a table, they’ll share their newspapers with you too. I like the fact that I am a woman and can feel safe and comfortable going into the Corner Pub alone. I don’t know of any other “bar” that serves alcohol that I can say that about. I know when I go in there will be regulars who will make me feel welcome and that the staff knows how I take my coffee, the way I like my eggs and whether I want brown, white or rye toast.
If you happen to go in when one of “those” moments happen in the kitchen try and remember the cooks are the same as you and I. They have “days” just like us. Remember they are not hidden away in the back somewhere where you never see how your meal is being created. So yes you may see or hear something not meant for your ears or eyes. They don’t have the comfort of hiding nor the time to go vent out of ear shot or eye sight. If you think they should be perfect let’s see you be perfect all the time…then try doing their job. I have worked in customer service over the years….it is one tough job and most people couldn’t be paid enough to do it. These are people who do it for payment most people wouldn’t work for.
I won't even start on bartenders and their jobs.

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Edelweiss Tavern600 Doon Village Road, Kitchener
C'mon Man
By ppspark of Cambridge, On. Hwy 24 (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 20, 2013 - 11:31am [Dine in]

You have got to be kidding with these prices. It is one thing to charge so much for wings, but when they are so small and hardly any sauce, this is ridiculous. Then to charge extra for sauce that was not put on in the first place. This place used to be where it was at, not any more. We should have picked up on that when there were not all that many people there on a normally busy day. We did notice that no one else was having the wings and no wonder. I asked around to others that were regulars and they have all noticed a change and not for the good of customers. Take it for what it is worth, there are a lot of places where you get great wings at much better prices. We can not return.

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Pita Factory4293 East King Street, Kitchener
Horrible treatment towards customers
By amarko24 of kitchener ontaario (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2012 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

Ordered a pita and a drink. The total came up to nearly $10 . Being a man of interest i asked for every topping that was offered. Was Jipped on every single one. Im talking two strands of shaved carrots kind of jipped and the person who was servicing me was noticeably mad that i asked for such an "absurd" request. When i asked for a little extra cheese i was replied to with an abrupt no then was asked to pay extra for it. All in a very disrespectful manner. Forgot to mention the person filling my pita up was the owner of this franchise location. Good work bud! NOT ever coming here again. Also, i was with 3 of my friends who ordered a pita and a drink as well. That would be $40 dollars worth of business in a short amount of time that was given to him and he couldn't spare a little sprinkle of cheese, tsk tsk.

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Tommy's Pizza & Wings385 Frederick St, #22, Kitchener
best classic style pizza & wings!
By 14elyssa of guelph (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 5:39pm [Delivery]

This had been my go-to pizza restaurant for the past 2yrs, & they keep getting better! Tommy's wings are delicious & are meaty, unlike those puny wings most other pizzeria's sell. I absolutely love their crust, & the toppings are always plentiful, the amount of cheese they put on is comparable to double cheese at other places. Delivery time is always less than the quoted time (usually 1/2hr.), & the food is always hot & fresh, & in the 2 years that I've been ordering from Tommy's (at least twice per month), I've never had a bad experience.Keep up the good work Tommy's!

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Pho Dau Bo685 Fischer Hallman Rd, Kitchener
Bad Service
By Kspade of Waterloo Ont (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

The food was decent BUT there was lack of service and the waitress have very bad attitude and very rude to my children b/c they made a little mess, as little kids do. Half the time we have to serve ourselves, like asking for water, asking for condiments and once they bring your food, don't expect to see your waitress after. I will never go back!!

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Pho Ben Thanh Viet-Thai Restaurant500 South Fairway Rd, Unit 17, Kitchener
UNACCEPTABLE customer service!!
By unacceptablephobenthai of London, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

I went to Pho Ben Thanh at the London, ON location on the evening of May 30th, 2012 with my boyfriend for dinner. What a mistake! We had the most UNACCEPTABLE experience there ever. I am not one to complain nor have I ever wrote a “review” for anything however this experience leaves me so flabbergasted I couldn’t help but try to make others aware of the HORRIFIC customer service there.

I have had pad thai from many other restaurants in the area with great enjoyment. When I was presented with the one from Pho Ben Thanh I was overcome with great disappointment. I calmly informed my server that I didn’t like the pad thai at which point she started to verbally attack me in a loud voice in the middle of the restaurant for all to hear stating repeatedly that there are so many other people in the restaurant who order this dish and I am the only one who is complaining. It was made obvious to me it was ‘my fault’ I didn’t like this dish. I calmly asked if she would be able to return this dish so I could order something else instead since I didn’t like it. She continued to speak in a loud and disrespectful voice for all in the restaurant to hear that she cannot do that because she would get in trouble by the management and be made to pay for my returned dish herself. I asked her then if I could speak with the management and was told they weren’t present. I asked if I could leave my phone number for them to contact me with at their convenience and was declined my ability to do so by the server. Becoming upset at this point I informed the server this was the worst customer service I have ever received and could not believe I was being treated and talked to in this manner in the middle of a restaurant. I didn’t care at this point if she had to pay for the dish herself or not after how she had been treating me so disrespectfully and I told her I was not going to be paying for this dish because I was not going to be eating it. She then informed me fine she would take the dish off my bill but again made it clear she would be punished for doing so and it would be coming out of her pay.

I am an owner of three independent businesses myself personally and am appalled that someone would show such disrespect towards a customer in a public way over something that is not their fault and that they were calmly bringing to a servers attention. I would never treat any customer that would walk into any of my businesses in any manner even remotely in the way I was being treated at this restaurant and if I found any of my employees doing this I would have them terminated immediately.

Unless you enjoy being verbally harassed loudly in public STAY AWAY from Pho Ben Thanh!!! I will be making it a point to spread this word publically in a variety of manners in hopes of saving someone else the humiliating experience I was made to endure at this restaurant.

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Corner Pub, The22 South Ottawa Street, Kitchener
Local pay what you get
By phineas of switzerland (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

The food here, what limited options you get, are sound. I don't know if they have an online menu, but check it before you go.

The place has a bit of a schizophrenic atmosphere, because it's called a "pub" but the owner considers it a "restaurant". Well, what is it? Can I swear here? Can I bring my kids here? Basically, you can't do either.

The owner may have her opinion but here's mine:

There's nothing high class about it so don't expect fine dining if you come here. It's located in one of the sketchiest parts of Kitchener so, if you're a hippy or social experimenter, then yeah, you can probably get some entertainment out of the company who happens to drift in. Maybe me, love to meet you!

Functionally, it really is a pub, as is advertised on the nameplate outside. "PUB" to me means a place to drink booze and meet people casually over a few drinks. That's exactly what this place is, and it's cheap. You can get food here that's better than "pub food" but certainly less than gourmet or restaurant food; and the prices are cheap. It's close to the Delta Hotel but that's it. Probability says that this place is mostly full of seniors and random unemployed people; management seems to be a bit hostile to the younger gentrification type. That being said, it's no reason for discouragement.

It is not gay friendly and unless you're a local you will probably feel unwelcome here.

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McDonald's1020 North Ottawa Street, Kitchener
dirty
By cveevers of Kitchener, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 4:22am [Dine in]

Resturant is very dirty, they need to hire someone who cares about this location. My shoes stuck to the floor, The garbage was overflowing. Behind the counter the floors are littered with coffee grounds, fallen french fries etc. The machines behind the counter looked like hadn't been wiped for weeks. All in all this is a very bad representation of what a McDonalds is suppose to be.

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China Fried Rice265 East King St, Kitchener
New Gem in Town!!
By dragonrider270 of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:12am [Dine in]

Very good food! Lunch menu from $6.99, which gets you soup, entree, 2 spring rolls and steamed rice. I had the fish with green peppers in black bean sauce and my colleague had the kung po chicken. Both dishes were very tasty with lots of food. The ingredients were fresh and pltentiful. Highly recommended!

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Ice Cream 21401 East River Rd, Kitchener
Best place for a sweet tooth
By kitchener foodie of Kitchener, Ontario (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 8:02am [Dine in]

Huge selection of ice cream flavours, sherbets, sorbets, frozen yogurt (lemon sorbet is fantastic!)
Milkshakes are thick and creamy, apple fritters are made to order and served hot. I ordered 2 dozen apple fritters and brought them into work, nice change from the usual donuts!
Soft serve cones are creamy and delicious, 6 dips to choose from. Chocolate and butterscotch are the only ones I tried so far, don't know about cotton candy and blue raspberry cone dip, maybe I will bring in my niece and nephew to try those!
Overall, really great place to bring family, date, friends

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