When is a Bistro even better than a than a Bistro,....when it serves Portuguese food!!!
A couple of months ago a friend of mine from Cambridge brought me to Lisboa
for lunch knowing that portuguese is one of my favourite foods, I wasn't disappointed.
The ambiance, the service and the menu is par none in the K-W area for casual dining.
Serving everything from Bifana, Galinha, to Polvo their menu is amazing and affordable.
Although I live in Brantford it's well worth the drive whenever I can, so if you're a fan of
Portuguese food you will be in for a real treat. The Desserts are awesome!!! :):):)
Lisboa is definitely one of my favorite places to eat in the KW area!! The food that is served here is always outstanding... & I am determined to make my way through all of the Portugese meals that are offered on the menu... Not to mention the delicious display of cakes and deserts that are offered!! I have eaten at Lisboa on several occasions and I will continue to keep going back!! Not only is the food amazing but they have set up quite an enjoyable atmosphere!! I have been to Lisboa several evenings this summer, where they have had live local music playing... and I have sat out on their patio having a few drinks with my friends!! I have also enjoyed watching several football games both inside and out on the patio... It is a nice change from going to places that always have hockey or baseball on there tvs!! And if you think it cant get any better than great food... live music... and football on the tv... It does!! The staff at Lisboa are like a little family that you just want to keep going back to see!! They are always pleasant and the service is outstanding!! The fact that there is a bad review on this site about the staff at Lisboa... shocks me!! All I ever see when I walk in the door is smiles amongst all the staff... especially the young lady who is often preparing the chicken!! She has such a sense of humour and seems to really enjoy being at work... which is rare in the food service industry these days!! I will continue to go back to Lisboa... to eat the amazing food... watch the football... and visit the friendly staff!! Lisboa is a great addition to the Williamsburg plaza and I hope to see it grow!! I strongly suggest this restaurant to anyone who is looking for great food... prompt service... and friendly staff!!
I live near the Willamsburg village area and am able to walk to this restaurant - it's in a new quaint little village surrounded by different shops and businesses. Unless I'm on holidays I usually reserve comment until my third visit. I'm getting nervous though because after strike 3 (re: disappointing visits) I won't go back. to a restaurant. I really don't want that to happen here and I think it really has potential to do well. The first strike came during a lunch visit - first let me tell you, this place is a Portuguese bakery yes, but they BBQ chicken over hot coals and they serve fresh cut fries - a combination that should give Swiss Chalet a run for their money. But Lisboa drops the ball, that lunch I had, I'm sure I got chicken left over from the day before - dry as a sand box. The fries were great, cooked crispy and they put a delicious spice on them. There is one young server there - pretty girl too, but she just seems mad all the time - she is really abrupt, almost to the point of being rude, I don't think I have ever seen her smile. The other staff seem quite happy and content though. I honestly can't believe they have her serving customers. She is a good worker but she does not have the personality to be interacting with customers in my opinion - she generally is behind the counter taking orders but she's just flat out mean. I was back again today and she is still there with the same lousy attitude. She told me they only had dark meat today, so I ordered that with fries again. I could see the chicken cooking behind her and asked how long for white meat, she said quite a while - as I was leaving the chicken was coming off - I would of waited. The piece of chicken they gave was dismal - I had five bites off of it - it was good but come on , $12 for one little piece of chicken some fries and a can of soda - at least give me a second piece when they are that small. And, last time I checked this was a bakery - give me a Portuguese roll please and some butter - you have hundreds for crying out loud. This place should be packed and it never is... I know it's because people are having a hard time recommending this place to friends. It just does not live up to expectations - it won't take much - a happier staff, a good size piece of chicken (or 2) and a roll please - even Swiss Chalet (not a bakery) gets this right. Oh, and the fries today - what happened, not fully cooked and no trademark spice you usually put on - be consistent please. My wife and I sometimes just go for the fries they are so good - or were, I hope that was just an off day - I'm not counting the "just fries" visits on my strike count - just the full meals. We have 1 strike left and I have yet to recommend this place to anyone yet ... I hope after the next visit I am able to do that.
Stopped for a lunch break.
The gyros was excellent.
Souvlaki cannot be beat.
Fresh cut fries are delicious and served hot.
My food was prepared fresh and quick.
Would highly recommend to everyone.
Best Greek food in town.
I am a frequent customer.
Every order served up with a genuine smile.
Prices are very reasonable.
Located at 1572 Victoria Street North Kitchener, ON.
5 Stars! All around.
Great little Pub
Some of the coldest draft around!!
Spoiler Alert - This is a pub not a restaurant....it has good pub food(however no deepfryer - so no wings/fries)
And for the homer who reviewed this place complaining about the prices, only getting a loonie, and being dumb enough to pay them for tap water....You need to get out more often
$4 a drink is not high at all(that is tax in)....don't know what math you came up with to figure you're giving the 25% tip or 50% tip....it would only be 25%...
if you bought 2 drinks $8 and happen to get a toonie...that would still only be a 25% tip if thats what you leave them....give them a tip after you have gotten a few if its a problem....or ask for quarters....
This pizza place does have good pizza, but don't cross the owner. They were forever getting my orders wrong. Putting Pepperoni and mushrooms on a pizza that was ordered to have ham and bacon. How you get that mixed up I’m not sure. When I phoned and complained they said they would send out a new pizza. After already waiting an hour for the first order to show up, I sure wasn't going to make my kid wait for the second order to show up in order to eat dinner. I gave her two pieces. When the owner Tommy showed up with the second order, he absolutely flipped to see two pieces gone. Yelling on my front porch loud enough for my neighbours to hear, demanding the second order back. I threatened to call the police in order to get him to leave. I've worked in customer service for a long time and there is one golden rule, the customer is ALWAYS right! That rule never wavers. Not only should they have apologized, but they should never have asked for the first order back. It was their screw up and theirs to fix! I've never come across such an unprofessional attitude from a business owner before. He definitely needs to keep that anger in check or he’s going to run his business into the ground. Great pizza but at what cost??? You’re better off ordering from a more civilized place of business.
I decided to try this place out because there's isn't much for karaoke in Kitchener right now. What a disappointment.
The place was full of what appeared to be underage drinkers. I bought $4.00 drinks all night and the bartender would only give me my change in loonies or toonies, therefore I had the choice of either tipping 25% or 50%. This seems a little excessive, considering their price of drinks is more expensive than most other places. Near the end of the evening, I asked for some water and they had the nerve to charge me $4.00 for TAP WATER which was undrinkable.
It's a shame because this bar has a great patio area for the summer but I unfortunately won't be returning.
My g/f and I went to Kitchener to attend the Blue Fest, it was a bit of rain that day so we decided to find a nice restaurant to hangout in the downtown area. We discovered a new restaurant called Pho DNK, the ambiance was very air and bright, high ceiling with lots of seatings. This will not pass for a romantic date but if you're looking for a great place to dine-in with family and friends it's a perfect spot.
From the recommendation of the waiter, I ordered their specialty "Curry Beef Noodle Soup", it was outstanding. I'm not a fan of curry but their soup based was unforgettable. My g/f ordered the Crispy Fried Noodle, it was way beyond our expectations because you're not going to find it as tasty as this place, even comparing to those Chinese restaurants in the Richmond Hill and Markham.
Over all, a very nice and clean restaurant, excellent services and great food with wal-mart pricing. I'll give this a 4 out of 5 stars and will come back next time when I'm in town.
|1.||Corner Pub, The|
|2.||Lisboa Bakery & Grill|
|3.||Tommy's Pizza & Wings|
|6.||Pit Stop Grill, The|
|9.||Ice Cream 2|
|13.||China Fried Rice|
|16.||Pho Dau Bo|
|18.||Lai Lai Restaurant|
|19.||Pho Ben Thanh Viet-Thai Restaurant|