After working in Langley for nine years, lunch time begins to get mundane so my co-workers and I were ecstatic at the idea of a new restaurant opening up just minutes away from our location. My wife and I and two friends decided to try it out on a Saturday night.
Upon arriving at the door the hosts were very nice and friendly, and asked for how many and if it was our first visit. One host actually explained to us what the restaurant was known for and informed us that the ``wok dishes`` were her favorite. She than asked us if we prefer dining or lounge, once we responded with lounge she put the menus back on the shelf and said its self-seating and pointed us towards a busy lounge. We would have liked to been sat with the menus at very least so that we could have something to look at while waiting for our waitress to come. We waited for the waitress to come for at least 10 minutes. There seemed to be only two working in the lounge and this seemed to be overwhelming for both, as we looked around we noticed many tables with empty drinks and dirty plates. This was an ominous view of how the rest of night would go.
The waitress finally noticed us and did apologize for the wait; she proceeded to take drink orders and said she would be right back with some menus. She returned several minutes later with menus but no drinks. About 5 more minutes passed and we could see our beers and my wine sitting at the bar. Once we did receive our drinks minutes later by a different server, we asked if we could order some appies to which we were told she was not our server and she would call her over. She too apologized for the delay and left. Some time passed and our server came back again apologizing and took our appy order, we than asked to place our dinner order as well and one more round of drinks. Our round of drinks came very fast this time, unfortunately the server never came back to clear the glass wear from the first round and we were left with clutter on our table.
Our appies were okay, we ordered the squid which was soggy and the edamame that was far too salty. Our server was nowhere to be found and about 20 minutes later after we were sitting with dirty plates and glass wear she came by. At which point all four of us were very disappointed and mentioned to her that the level of service up to than had been poor. She again apologized and said she would grab her manager. We waited for at least another 15minutes when a male approached us while we were just about to dig into our entrees and he apologized and mentioned that he would take care of some appies for us and a round of drinks. The entrees were a good portion size, however the flavor profiles were not as aromatic as we had expected for the Asian influenced cuisine. My wife had the Mumbai Chicken and she ended up eating only the chicken which she salted herself to get some flavor, I had the ribs which came with Asian slaw that was mushy and not very tasty at all, the ribs were fall off the bone but the flavor profile just didn’t work, they were a cross between Chinese sticky ribs and BBQ sauce. Our friends both had the mushroom chicken that looked like hospital food! It was a chicken breast placed over some mash potatoes and a creamy runny mushroom sauce with some under cooked broccoli lining the bowl- it was offensive to all senses.
We threw away majority of our meals and asked for the bill. To add insult to injury we noticed nothing was taken off by the manager that spoke to us! Upon watching him we noticed that he was talking to people in the lounge and at the bar and noticed him drinking as well. We were appalled, paid our bill our full bill and left. Overall ambience was good, music was at a good volume but the restaurant itself looked too similar to Moxies. The food was horrible, and the service including the management was just horrible, because of this I will never go back.
This is without a doubt the best Phở you can get in the lower mainland, out side of this area I haven't explored. Their broth is not cloudy, it is rich and flavorful. I usually get the rare beef and well done brisket (#13) and there is more than enough meat every time. And I usually end up ordering their pork wontons (#27) which are always fantastic. With your Phở you get a little dipping sauce for the meat which I find only a few Phở places offer, its an excellent touch on their part. Some people may complain about the decor or the cleanliness but I see them running around cleaning tables and have never had a problem with it. These people rock and they deserve every bit of business they get, give them a try and you wont be disappointed!
Like I said in the title, it was okay, but nothing special. It didn't have that "wow factor". It wasn't extremely horrible, but it wasn't anything that would separate itself from the other chain restaurants. Ironically, it reminded me exactly of Moxie's (and not because it's in their old location).
To begin with, the menu was sort of plain. It had your standard hamburgers, salads etc. Nothing interesting except for the new header called Wok. I asked the server what Wok was and she gave me a blank stare and said "Oh, it's like umm...(made a hand movement as if she was flipping a pan) in the pan". So I figured it was similar to a stir fry. I opted to try the szechuan beef while my wife had the salmon spinach salad.
Upon arrival of the food, the portions looked extremely small. My szechuan beef Wok had a cup of rice, beside some sauce topped with the 'beef'. I guess I was expecting some nice beef tenderloin strips like you would have at some Asian restaurants, but instead, I got deep-fried beef strips cut up (similar to chicken strips). My wife's salad was just a salad, can't really say anything about that...
The service was okay. I'll give her credit, she did warn me that my meal was spicy. But aside from that, she lacked personality and when asking her certain questions she just gave me that blank stare.
With regards to ambiance, they didn't change much of the interior. Some booths were removed, which opened the place up, but other than that, I think they were on a tight budget.
Overall, it was okay, it had nothing that would make me want to come back here. It was just a standard chain restaurant trying to compensate for their food/value by having the servers dress in skimpy clothing.
Second time we went to this restaurant and the second time we have been very disappointed. There will not be a third time. Bread was delivered with nothing on it (should it be lightly coated with olive oil?) and no sauce to dip it in, the Greek salad had no seasoning at all just loaded with olive oil (we ended up dipping our bread into the salad bowl), the rice and potatos had no flavour (could have been Uncle Ben's). The only decent items were the chicken and lamb which were cooked just right. Even when I let the know how disappointed we were, the employee seemed to think it was ok that the meat was cooked properly then he changed the subject. The price of the meals added insult to injury.
This place gets voted as the best Greek restaurant in Langley year after year is a joke as far as we are concerned. I've had better Greek at the mall.
So we ordered from these guys having just moved to Langley.
We must have been spoiled by awesome pizza at Round House pizza in Burnaby because when we got this and wow. It was awful.
They take this thin crust, frozen prior, you can tell. Then they empty an entire can of pineapples on it probably water and all. Then they slap on about 5 bucks worth of ham. They put so much crap on the pizza, cheap ham, and pineapples that the crust didn't even cook. Burnt on the bottom, and not cooked for the 50% below the toppings.
Oh I forgot about the most important part of the pizza....for most of us anyways. No wait all of us. ON THE PLANET! Cheese, where the hell is the cheese? We looked couldn't find it anywhere. I realize that in this day and age places are trying to save a buck, but putting 1 dollar in cheese across two pizzas, then charging someone 50 dollars?
Come on. Do not order here.
I can't imagine how many people they have ripped off in Langley already. We got suckered, won't happen again. Guess we will have to watch the reviews.
I aways order the sushi boat for 2 or 4
I were introduce by friends and became regular whenever I visit Langley.
You cant say its real Japanese Food but as long as its what I love, who cares ^^
Please keep the sushi boat, I've tried many sushi places in Langley, I used to go to Tokiyo sushi
However, after they change the sushi boat, I came here to maru, and it's great, very fresh with a reasonable price.
With so many other sushi places in Walnut Grove, I'd recommend skipping Waka and going somewhere better. While the food is okay (7/10) the service is atrocious. Last night I called, asked if they were busy (they said no) and ordered a large meal for my husband's birthday celebration, they told me 40 minutes. Having been here before I knew that was highly unlikely so I gave them an hour. I didn't receive my food for over an hour and a half! When I complained and said that they should have warned us about the wait no one at the restaurant seemed to care. I told them we had children at home waiting for dinner and the manager said, "Oh, well it's busy" and walked away. There were maybe four tables occupied in the restaurant at this time. After ordering $200 worth of sushi from them I expected better service and some sort of apology or discount for the huge wait. I'll never go back there again.
The cooks always great you as you come in and as you leave. Every time. Without fail. I read where at least one other person mentioned slow service. I'd agree. Not many staff and on weekend nights and a few other nights when their restaurant is full, they are pretty much past reasonable serving capacity in my opinion. Example would be tonight, a saturday night at 6:30, I figured I'd be smart and call ahead with my order. It was a small, simple order (4 standard rolls, one tempura) and they said 40 minutes before I could pick it up. I must admit, I know of no other Sushii restaurant that takes that long for a simple pickup order. I've eaten in the restaurant and when it's busy, they just cannot keep up. Servers or cooks. But, as long as you know that and prepare for it, I do find the food the best sushi on the North side of the highway in Langley. And their Caterpillar roll is simply wonderful. I like sushi restaurants that give you lots of raw fish when you order sushi or nigiri. These guys always do. So yeah, I'd recommend it and I continue to go there.
We have been visiting for a couple of years now. Never disappointed, they are always happy to see us. We have tried a little of everything, we had a time to get use to the uncooked portions of the menu. Now we it has become a great place to be and never leave disappointed. Great food for a reasonable price. Thank you Dennis and Theresa.
I normally dine at the Coquitlam Mr. Mike's which is awesome for all the qualities this website rates. Yesterday I went to the one in Langley:
- The hostess was nice enough, but she was dressed in a see-through skirt made from thin white t-shirt material and was overflowing her top. This lowered the "class" rating of this establishment considerably.
- The food was okay, baked potato was cold and steak was overdone but still edible and tasty. The onion rings were big and very nice. I didn't get the side of mushrooms I ordered. A piece of corn on the cob was the side dish, which is about the easiest thing in the world to cook and not the easiest to eat (in public). Next time pick a side that's a bit more sophisticated and takes a bit more effort to make. The cheesecake bites were really good though.
- The service was ok but a little slow. We had to go to the cash register to pay. Our server was there too but ignored us, opting to clean a table instead. Thanks, bartender, for helping us out.
- All of these things might have been overlooked had the pricetag been more reasonable. I paid $19.00 for my steak dinner. There are other places that offer better quality food, service and ambiance. When I want to pay $19 for a steak again, I'll probably go to The Keg.
I have been there with my daughter and granddaughters on many different occasions,the thing that attracted us the first time was the Ambiance,all the wonderful things to look at and the kids loved the place.
Not sure why but my granddaughters birthday dinner turned out to be her and her mother being asked to leave because the three kids were to loud,its a birthday kids get excited and not like they were the only ones in the restaurant thier were alot of kids louder then them.The waitress made a point of coming over to thier table several times to tell them they needed to be quiet.Then came over and told them they would have to leave.So my daughter in tears as well as the three girls who had expected Cake and a chorus of Happy BIrthday from staff.After paying the bill they went outside and she called her husband explaining what had occurred .Shortly there after he arrived to find them all very upset ,crying.He took the receipt back into the restaurant and proceeded to talk to manager.The waitress came out and called in two Police men.The police talked to both my son in law and the manager where as the manager was told to refund their meal.
So to make a long story short.If the place has become Kid Unfriendly perhaps know in advance that you need to leave your excited children at home.Saves them alot of heartache.I'll never ever go back!!!
For me, Milestones is the go-to place for consistently good food and friendly, efficient service.
Tonight was no different. Our server was attentive and covered all of the bases. Our dinners were fresh, flavorful and visually appealing, which is no small feat considering I ordered meatloaf.
I do find the prices are a little high ($20 for meatloaf is a little steep no matter what), but it's great for birthdays etc. It definitely isn't fine dining, but it's a good choice for a mid-range restaurant. Yum!
We didn't want to labour on Labour Day. Decided to go for a drive so my son could practice driving on his L license. Ended up in Ft. Langley. Haven't been there for a year or so, since the ferry stopped running. Was surprised to so many people but what was more surprising is that some of the restaurants were not open on a beautiful sunny holiday Monday.
The hot and sunny weather heightened our cravings for refreshments and nourishment. We noticed a restaurant, Beatniks, with a big line up so decided to see if we could get in quicker at another establishment. No luck however due to all the restaurants were busy and the food on the menus seemed to be just standard fare. Eventually decided to go and put our name in on the waitlist at Beatniks. Turned out tobe a great choice. During our 20 min or so wait I had a chance to study the menu and to watch what was coming out on the plates from the kitchen. Visual presentations on the plates were captivating and pleasing to the eye. Decided that we probably made the right choice.
Hostess with the mostess seated us at a great table on the patio. Couldn't ask for anything better.
She handled the large crowd with ease.
Started with the usual beer on tap and an order of Poutine and one order of Crab Cakes.
Poutine was excellent. One of the best I've tasted. The wine ingredient made the gravy rich and flavourful.
All poutines should be made this way.
Crab Cakes were good but I believe they coul have used a little more seasoning.
For mains we had the Artisian Salad, The Beatnik Wrap and a burger.
The presentation of the salad was very pleasing to one's eye. The varied ingredients made the salad taste just right. To my knowledge I haven't had figs in a salad before.
The Wrap was tasty and not too big. The mango chutney did the trick in the tast dept.
Can't comment on the burger due to my son ate it before I could critque it.
An all in all good experience. Cost with tip about $112.
Went for lunch and the restaurant had maybe 6 other tables full. All of the staff were friendly and made every effort to make us feel welcome and looked after. I thought the way the dining room was decorated was great: old photos of Mexican characters and festive decorations everywhere was very bright and fun.
The food took a little bit longer than I expected, but it had a nice fresh flavor and the portion sizes were reasonable for the price (just under $10 per person for food). The food had a very "homemade" feel to it, a welcome change from the fast food stuff that you get from the big chains.
Look forward to going back soon.
The food here is incredible. They prepare all my favorite Japanese classics with unparalleled quality. My many visits there have covered the teriyaki and tempura rolls and dishes, which were all done perfectly and exactly as you'd expect them. Their cali rolls - my favorite - can be ordered with real crab, which I think is a given. The rolls are not overflowing with real crab meat, as you are paying an incredibly low price for them.The sushi rice is expertly prepared with a mild and delicate flavor, and perfectly soft texture that doesn't crumble or mush. The special rolls have ranged from decent to amazing, due to the frank reality that it is ethnic food and you must be prepared to differ in taste. I recommend the crunchy roll; it's spicy but you can order the sauce on the side.
I'm normally blind to value, and oriented entirely on the quality and expertise of food, but it's impossible to ignore the amazing deals offered at this restaurant. Their rolls are, in my opinion, neck and neck with their counterparts prepared at five star restaurants. For a third or less of the price, it was a no-brainer to add this place to my regular list of visits.
There's obviously not an unlimited budget on the place, but it has a very casual and homey feel. The service is similar in nature; they're there to do everything you'd expect them to do at a casual restaurant, and they really do service with a smile. I find myself smiling constantly in response to the joyful service offered by the woman who evidently co-owns the place. As a regular, I really do feel at home there.
I don't hesitate to recommend this to everyone, as the best sushi place I've ever dined.
We were here with a group. Ambiance is not bad. Service as others have mentioned could be better. The waitress never came back to see how the food was or ask if we wanted more drinks. The table shared an order of bruschetta and steak bits with button mushrooms. The appetizers were very good. The bruschetta was very tasty and the serving was a decent size. The steak bits and button mushrooms were also very good. It came with a spicy chipoltie sauce. For an entree I had the Chicken pot pie. It was very difficult to find a piece of chicken in the pie. It was more pie pastry than anything else. Others had the beef stroganoff, prime rib sandwich and coconut shrimp. I heard no comments on the food from anyone so I'm guessing that everyone was just being polite. The waitress never asked if we wanted dessert. Prices are not too expensive but then the quality of the food is pretty poor. It was a very disappointing evening. Our friend fortunately was treating everyone to dinner fortunately because I certainly will not return.
We were going to go to the Lamplighter restaurant but they were closed for the evening.
Dinner at eighteen 27 turned out to be a pleasant surprise. We were greeted in a very friendly manner by the hostess and escorted to a nice window seat. Our waiter was also great. He presented the menus and wine list and asked if we would like a drink. We asked for water while we perused the wine list and drink menu. We both decided to have wine by the glass. They have a very extensive martini menu and they looked awesome.
We decided not to have any appetizer or tapas as we thought that maybe we would save room for dessert. The tapas seemed to be very generous portions. My husband had the Chili Spareribs. They were so tender and flavourful. I opted for the peppercorn filet. It was cooked perfectly and very flavourful. The ribs were $26.00 and my filet was $29.00. Fair value. Dinner was served with a wonderful foccacia bread and carmelized butter. The bread was nice and warm. For dessert we shared the chocolate lava cake with orange sorbet. The food was really good.
They had a large party that was very loud the evening that we were there but if they didn't have a large group it would be fine as the tables are nicely spaced so you intruding on the next tables conversation. As others have mentioned the ambiance is terrific. The piano player really added to the ambiance. The chairs are very comfortable.
It was a terrific evening and we would definitely return.
After reading previous reviews on this restaurant/location, we were hesitant on dining here. We have dined at several other mongolie grill locations and have always been satisfied. We decided to dine here and were very satisfied with the experience. Our meals were $15 and $12 for nearly a full bowl of food/sauce and we had free rice,wraps and soup. The food was great, price was great and so was the service. Maybe previous issues have been resolved? We would go back for sure.
We love going to this place whenever we feel like pho and in Langley. The price is the same (maybe a lil' more expensive) than some pho places, but the quality and taste of the food is really good.
Food: We've had spring rolls, pho, vermicelli and rice plates and all is very good. Lots of dishes that are authentic.
Service: Pretty good for a vietnamese restaurant. Servers are nice and quick if it's not busy.
Value: I would say its avg compared to other pho restaurants, maybe a lil' more expensive than others, but definitely food is better here.
Ambiance: Pretty clean, light, needs to update decor, but other than that pretty good.
I would say that this is one of the best pho places in the lower mainland/fraser valley, cuz still a decent price for fresh and delicious food.
its about time this town had a nice place to eat at. Its nice to have a good choice over freaking burgers, pizza or Chinese take out. Very good food, loved the people, great service and nice inside. The staff are lots of fun and we really enjoyed our time there. We'll definitely go back again. We are trying their take out tonight, which is a great option. Wish this town would support more new places like this instead of driving out to Langley or Abbotsford.
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