Last Saturday we pulled into Kostas hoping for a quick dinner before going to catch a show - we got here around 7:30 and the place was hopping - luckily the hostess was able to get us a table and advised our server we were in a hurry. Well... as we were sipping our martinis - the lights dimmed and out came a belly dancer - what a great surprise - you could see the whole restaraunt getting into the show. Regardless - we missed our movie as we were having such a great time there! They have a dance floor and great live music. Our food (Roast Lamb and Combination Souvlaki) was fantastic - the drinks were great and our waitress was the nicest I've encountered in a LONG time - we loved everything about the place - we'll be going back soon!!!
From the outside, Dot's certainly isn't eye-catching. With it's plain blue awning it's easy to walk past without even noticing. But on the inside, you'll find a lovely, owner run-and-operated diner with delicious, fresh food and great service.
The owners, Tracy and Vincent, have owned the place for coming up ten years. It's not uncommon to see them chatting with regular customers like old friends - and that's what you'll find when you visit for a hot meal. A friendly atmosphere that makes you feel right at home.
Contrary to one previous review, there are no frozen fries or hashbrowns found at Dot's. Every morning there is someone in the kitchen peeling and chopping potatoes, which makes the fries hot and tasty ever time. To say nothing of their fantastic deep-fried cubed hashbrowns. To die for!
The decor certainly isn't new. It's a cozy throwback to the mid seventies when little hometown diners were easy to find. I've been in countless times around closing, and there's always a lot of scrubbing, vaccuuming and general cleanup to be done. The carpet may have a little wear and tear, but really, you're not going to eat off it. The place is clean, smells delicious the moment you walk in, and the employees are always wiping the tables down and washing their hands. No complains in the cleanliness department.
The menu is simple - breakfast and lunch. Sandwiches, burgers, a daily soup, eggs, bacon, sausages, pancakes and eggs benedict. But the simplicity and familiarity takes nothing away from the taste. I have never had a disappointing experience there. And in the summer, the old-fashioned milk shakes are a wonderfully tasty and refreshing drink on a hot day.
These home-style diners are not for restaurant connoisseurs who would rather see a fancy presentation than a good meal and a smiling face.
Delicious fresh baked goods, excellent homemade hearty breakfasts and a well-stocked espresso bar... there's a good reason why this place seems to be consistently packed with customers in the morning. We have also had a very nice lunch here followed by a scrumptious slice of cheesecake, but Wendel's really won our loyalty with their filling and yummy breakfast food. The only real downside to eating here is that it's so busy, you can end up with people lining up right up next to your table to order their food .
I had just had my wisdom taken out earlier in the week, but my husband had a craving for sushi, so we decided to pop in here and give it a try. I was in no condition to be eating rice, but could go for a miso soup.
Being a early on a Saturday afternoon, I would expect an all you can eat sushi place to be packed; but this was not the case - we were the only two people in the place and there were three teenage staff members on.
The server came to take our order and upon learning that I would not be having all you can eat, she asked me to move to another table.
I asked her why, and she explained "we cannot trust the customers sitting together when only one gets all you can eat, because they always steal from us."
I understand this is a common policy, but the message delivery could have been much better - accusing your customers of being thieves is never really a great approach for any business.
Although unhappy, I complied and moved over to the next table. I sat and watched as they served my husband, bringing him water (which was cloudy as another reviewer commented). The rolls looked very loose, and the tuna on the nigiri looked like cheap quality.
Not once did anyone come over to take my order once i had moved. When we were paying the bill, I told the server i was upset that no one had come over to take my order and that all I wanted was some soup. She responded by laughing at me and saying "you never asked for anything."
I told her it was because she had never brought me a menu or asked for my order. She just shrugged her shoulders.
Overall I would not recommend Jun Sushi, even though I never had a chance to eat - the service is the worst I have experienced any where.
Hirame is a well kept secret hidden away in Brookswood (South Langley). I have been a fan since they opened a few years ago.
I have been a sushi lover since the 80's when the only sushi worth eating was in Richmond at the Hok-Kai Restaurant. This was before Kamei opened and the subsequent proliferation of sushi restaurants in the lower mainland.
Hirame serves huge chunks of fish in their sashimi and nigiri. The fish is ultra fresh and flavourful. They also have over 100 rolls to choose from so there is something for everyone.
I am a big guy who likes to eat and I'm stuffed after finishing a lunch box selection. You have to be careful that you don't order the same volume of food that you'd normally have to order at other sushi restaurants to satisfy your hunger.
I find this place to be a tremendous value and a great place to take your sushi hungry friends from the "city" who are used to paying big bucks for small portions.
My friends' eyes pop open as they say "wow, that's a big chunk of fish".
We also appreciate that we don't have to take our shoes off and crowd into a little room to eat!
Good food - good friends - good times
We have been here 4 times for takeout and the food is great. We haven't had a bad roll yet. Try the mango roll, tempura sweet potato roll (Yes! They know the difference between Yam and Sweet Potato!), and their dynamite roll. It's worth waiting 10 minutes for fresh sushi. If you're in a rush, order ahead of time and pick-up. This is pretty much a take-out sushi place but there are several seats for eat-in.
Actually, it is not just the best Greek food in Langley, it is the best I have ever tried (and trust me; I know and love my Greek food!). I have been enjoying Kostas food for almost 6 years now, and every time I eat in or take out I am glad I did! The service is always efficient and friendly; I couldn’t say a negative word about this place!!
I always start with the Humus -- I don’t know what they put in it but it is one notch above average humus!! I usually also get the Roast lamb but have tried (and loved) the Mousaka, chicken and lamb Souvlaki's, the Steak and the Pasta's!! mmmm! Oh and the prawns are divine!! With regards to the price I find them very fair and they always seem to have a good special. The take out specials are an awesome value! And let’s not forget -- we get what we pay for. Yes; I have had cheaper Greek food but it was far lower quality, full of grease and no-where near as tasty!
With small family owned restaurants a seemingly dying breed Kostas is a breath of fresh air! It is loved by me and all my friends and family --- try it -- you won’t be disappointed!
We went for Sushi since my boyfriend has suggested he had came here before and we ordered the Complete Dinner which comes with soup, a boat full of sushi, teriyaki and dessert.
The portions of the fish were big and the chef would always give something as a "complimentary" for you to try.
We had to bring the teriyaki home because we were too full to eat more.
Tanuki is ran by Korean serving Japanese food and it didn't matter. I would go back and I highly recommend it.
After walking around fort langley on a sunday afternoon, my husband and I decided to eat lunch here.
We walked right in with no lineup and seated immediately.That was about the fastest part of the lunch.
Waited for about 10 min, then someone approached letting us know that our server would be there shortly.
Another 5 min and we ordered our meal, a pop and a tea. 10 minutes later our drinks came but without
cream or sugar and my cup was dirty, had to ask for this to be taken care of. The meal came at a perfect amount of wait time and was very good. We were left alone to eat and not asked for refills at all, barely saw our server.
The ambiance of the place is incredible, from the lighting, decorations, background music, and even the
restrooms where all tied in with an elegant theme. The sports on tv above the bar was the only thing that was a bit out of place. But not really a big deal, could not hear it anyway.
The bill was your typical price for a lunch, very reasonable. We will be back to try some of the other days
that they have specials on and to give the service another try because to be honest after we sat down, there
was quite a lineup at the door for a large party that they were not prepared for.
This is one of our favourite restaurants, and we go at least once a month, and have taken our friends and family there too. The staff are really nice and friendly, food is good, prices are good too. We live nearby, and often take advantage of their good value take out menu. I don't care for Greek salad, and like Caesar salad instead when we go to greek restaurants, but I don't really like the dressing they use at Zythos, but I eat it. Also, I wish they would carry a white zinfandel for people that like a sweeter wine. Overall we like this restaurant, and will continue to go there, and we also think that it is a bit cold there in the winter.
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|3.||Ashoka Indian Cuisine|
|6.||Viva Mexico Restaurant Grill & Cantina|
|8.||Kostas Greek Restaurant|
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|12.||Ban Chok Dee Thai Cuisine|
|14.||Milestone's Grill and Bar|
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