I went here a few times in 2011 and the food was really good.
The calamari used to be a good sized portion. The caesar salad used to not contain overpowering vinegar.
The Gino's Linguini used to have salmon lox served on top of it as a garnish.
But now? That's all history.
Now, you get a tiny portion of calamari, hardly worth the $10 price tag you're slapped with.
The caesar salad tastes like they EMPTIED a 2 litre bottle of white vinegar into the dressing and about 25 lemons.
Gino's Linguini has fish bones in it -not a pleasent find at all! And it's a small portion, which is really sad.
The waitress - wait, is she a server even? - seemed like she didn't want to be there at all, and was almost angry about serving us.
When the meal was over and I handed her a $100 dollar bill (the cost of the meal was $42.58) she said "so we're good now?" and tried to withold my $50 plus dollars change. Excuse me? Did you think I was going to tip you $50 bucks for nothing!!?
Then she said "oh, you want your change?". I said coldly, "Damn right, I do." grabbed my $50 and beat it the hell out of there.
I will never go back to what I have deemed Beaten. Crappy food. Even crappier service.
McDonald's has better food and service, and many of the employees at McD's are high school aged.
My husband and I go here quite a bit, and though it's not a fancy upscale place, the food is really good.
The wontons in the wonton soup really ARE handmade and to get a really good value, ask for the "large" or "Xtra large" size.
If you want the Canadian food on the menu, the server reccomends the Chinese instead, and to be honest, I would agree with her. No, it's not terrible, just that the highlight of the place is the chinese cuisine.
In paticular, the Almond or Lemon chicken, and the deep fried prawns make you take notice. The batter they are dipped in is likely made with Free Range eggs because it cooks up really nice and tasteful, not the drab oily dishes many other chinese restaurants have. Always crisp, but never hard to bite into.
The Combo for one dishes are a great value, and when you also order jasmine tea with them, makes the meal complete.
The vegetables are always bright, vibrant and steamed fresh. They have the crunch you expect of freshly steamed food. The sauces on the dishes are light and flavorful, not overpowering the dish at all.
We ordered the following:
Beef and Broccoli
Deep Fried Prawns
Sweet and Sour Pork
Chicken Chop Suey
Nothing to complain about here whatsoever. It is a favorite of ours, and we will keep eating here.
As stated above, the decor is not fancy, as the location has been here since the late 1970's, early 1980's (it looks to be that age) and the washrooms aren't fancy but they are really clean. Not that you'd want to eat in the bathroom.
Nice local place for authentic Greek food. The ambiance and decor makes it very welcoming to have a long, enjoyable dinner. Everything on the menu is fantastic and portions are always really great.I'm a fan of the chicken souvlaki. Enjoy! The tazitki sauce is absolutely the best I've ever had! I'm not Greek so I don't have much to compare to, but I know good food when I eat it. Great local eatery.
It was long time since visiting a KEG and I wonder why. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our booth was little weird as there was normal space on one side and the other was at least 3 or 4 inches narrower.
Waiter was some what attentive to our needs and nicely but not over the top friendly ,but a little slow on replenishing our coffees. I ordered the Tai Chicken and asked for a bit more spicey heat and the chef accommodated and the meal was perfect.Everyone at the table was most pleased with experience.
food rated 8.5/10
Dec 13, 2012
OK, I'll make it short and sweet and to the point: DELICIOUS food! Outstanding. We have had the butter chicken, chicken tikka, and chicken tikka masala, all incredible. The Naan bread is to die for. Homemade and authentic, and reasonably priced! A gem on the one-way in downtown Langley!! YUM
Went in to Choo Choo's as the Mexican place down the street was closed on Mondays (where we were intending to go that day). We were greeted warmly, service throughout the meal was friendly and efficient. I should have said something and my bad for not, but my the toast on my BLT was absolutely burned BLACK. I am shocked that it left the kitchen this way. I didn't want to complain in front of my partner, so I ate around the burned stuff and choked down a few fries, which, sadly, were very dull and flavourless. Greasy. My partner's bacon cheeseburger was good, he enjoyed it. The bill was a huge $32.00 before tip. Wow. Thanks for the nice service but it's not enough for me to go back again, sorry. I know this old gal is an institution in Langley but we won't be back.
Early December 2012, Friday night dinner reservations for 5 @ 7:45pm.
Pleasantly greeted & taken to our table. Had enjoyed a meal here a few years before during the summer months & was hoping to share a similar experience with other friends...This did not happen !!!
Upon making the reservation a few days before, we were advised that perhaps a later seating would be best as they were in the midst of office Christmas party season, so we took their advice. All tables were occupied, with the larger parties over in an open banquet area. Both armrests on my chair were not attached securely, as I couldn't move my chair closer to the table without the armrests lifting off.
Drink & meal orders were taken. Age appropriate attire would be a good suggestion for "mature" servers when leaning over to hear a guest place their order. So...clingy, short, low-cut & sleeveless (from shoulders & armpits) are all out ! If she figured it was a good way to increase tips, she was dressed for a different establishment !! I ordered the schnitzel & our server asked whether I preferred the mushroom sauce, or the crab & shrimp Béarnaise sauce. I chose the Béarnaise sauce.
"Beginnings" & drinks arrived & we wet our appetites with a spinach dip, crab cakes, yam fries & "classic Caesar salad with dressing & croutons made-in-house". Was expecting the Caesar salad dressing to taste better than store bought. It did not...definitely missing something...not sure what?
Our entrees arrived individually, 2 orders of prime rib, listed as "AAA best prime rib in town" with vegetables, a scoop of mashed potatoes & Yorkshire pudding (which had somewhat lost it's crispness & was doughy in the centre). A plate of seafood fettucini with a lone open mussel perched on the saucy noodles was placed in front of me. We looked at each other & wondered who's meal I had just received. A different server arrived with the sable fish. As pleasant as this server was, she clearly needed to be at home nursing whatever she had (we're guessing a sore throat), as she could barely tell us what entree she was serving, just smiling graciously. We figured she was forced to work that night to help with the banquets. I informed her that I'd ordered the schnitzel, & told her the server who took my order even asked me which sauce I preferred. She looked confused & with her soft broken voice, we both tried to flag down the original server without any luck. The server who showed us to the table arrived to find out what the problem was, & when I explained what I'd received instead of what I'd ordered, she whisked the plate off the table, & with a big, forced, grinding teeth smile (which came off as a smurk) said in a loud voice, "Oh, you want the Neptune schnitzel?" Nowhere on the menu had the word Neptune appeared, & before I could continue on about the server who took my order verifying which sauce I wanted on my schnitzel, she took off with the pasta dish.
The original server arrived with "AAA surf & turf 6 oz. sirloin with black tiger prawns". There was more plate showing than food. The turf portion was reduced to a small log with black grill marks which probably tipped the scale at possibly 3 to 4 oz. The equally limited surf portion looked more like adolescent shrimp than tiger prawns.
Then my schnitzel arrived. The size of the flattened cutlet made up for what was lacking on everyone else's plate, however, I must have received the extra heaping ladle of crab & shrimp Béarnaise sauce (or perhaps the bottom remnants & sludge of the sauce pot for that evening). The poor cutlet was drenched with just the browned edges of the schnitzel gasping for air, for fear of drowning in sauce. I scraped as much of the sauce, shrimp & short strings of crab meat off, & was left with a soggy, flat, unappetizing "mess". I cut into the schnitzel & offered some to my friend (who had thought about ordering the schnitzel, but chose the surf & turf instead). Later, on the drive home, he commented on seeing my schnitzel arrive at the table, & after his disappointing display of barely surf & turf, he wondered if he'd made the wrong decision...until he tasted the piece of soggy schnitzel I shared with him. Then he knew, the lesser of the two evils was his light weight ZZZ sirloin & shrimp.
I was hungry & always taught not to waste food, so ate my share of the soggy, "tasted like bland, over cooked chicken" schnitzel, but left most of the sauce in a pile on my plate. It just tasted very fishy & looked like something a baby burped up. The original server returned & we figured she must have been on a smoke break because she reeked of cigarettes (plus her deep gravely voice seemed to indicate years of heavy smoking). She made no attempt to apologize or mention the "mix up" with the order which made me assume that she'd let the kitchen think I was a fussy person who had ordered one thing & then changed my mind on it's arrival at the table. I wanted to call her attention to the fact that she had asked me which sauce I preferred, but figured it was a lost cause by then, & to let it go so we could just get the bill & leave. I can't imagine what they did to my schnitzel, as have heard horror stories of what happens to dishes that are sent back to the kitchen to be corrected. Yikes ! Will definitely not eat there again & hope this serves as a warning for others who don't wish to experience a bad meal & poor service. "Surf & TURD would be a more appropriate title for one of those disappointing dishes.
...on a side note, the table beside us seemed to be having problems too. Heard a comment form the woman at the table...something about "going to the kitchen to show him how something was done". They had also received an incorrect order.
Apparently, kitchen closes at 9pm...ON A FRIDAY NIGHT NEAR CHRISTMAS ???
What a great first impression! Fabulous decor . From there Down hill! EXPENSIVE MENU .
We noticed how loud the music was and asked for a table far from a speaker. Still very loud.Waitress was prompt ,we ordered 2 coffees, one tea, 3 waters. One coffee was missing and she said she would be right back.Tea was served in a funky teapot , Tea- way over steeped and no way to remove tea leaves , should have ordered new one. Ordered meals [reminded about missing coffee]waited , waited, waited . Had to eye ball waitress she finally came with my over roasted terrible coffee. SUPER GREAT PRESENTATION OF ALL 3 MEALS .Meal one [wrong soup] meal 2 [cold fries] and over cooked burger & dry bun. ate part of burger , fries finally arrived.Not onced did waitress ask anyone how their meal was , nor any apologises for screw ups. Manager ......wake up and taste your food , check on service.
What a disappointment . No tip. Will not come back!
RATING 3/10 fair
This is one of my favourite spots in the lower mainland. My Thai is a somewhat hidden gem in downtown Langley. While the decor of the restaurant is nothing fancy, the food is incredible. Best PAD THAI in my opinion and the green currey is to die for. Food quality is high - it actually tastes like you are eating authentic Thai food and not some North Americanised version of it. Absolutely delicious and a little addicting :) The servers are friendly and if you go often enough, they remember where you like to sit and what your regular order is. Try this place - you won't regret it.
Do you know, beside Sushi, Japanese is also known to the world for it's steak and cooking sea food ? One of the best place to appreciate Japanese food is this Katana.
I had my meal there today and was impressed by the taste of food, sweetness of the service and uniqueness of the ambiance.
If you like here, recommend it to your friend; if you do not like here, send your enemy here.
I like vietnamese dishes and was in the area at lunch time. Had a friend with me and we both ordered the lemon grass chicken with spring roll bowl with noodle and veggie. It was very nicely done and was by no means a let down. The prices are about par for the kind of restaurant. Good service and it being a Tuesday lunch time they were doing pretty good business. Lots of seating in what looked like a fairly clean restaurant. My only somewhat complaint is they did not have some items on the menu or combos that I really like. We left there feeling well fed on a tasty dish though. I would recommend it on just what I had.
This place used to be called the Dragon Fort and was a pretty good chinese restaurant in Aldergrove. New owners took over a couple of years ago and the place has steadily gone downhill.
First the prices went up which is understandable - inflation. But then the food started to get lower cost - not much for vegetable variety in the Chow Mein. Then the plates got smaller. The other day I was in for lunch and they have watered down the Sweet&Sour sauce.
What was once a decent place is unfortunately gone and I have to try and find a new place for good Chinese food in Langley.
Tonight we, my husband and I, went for my birthday dinner (received a Birthday Meal certificate) at Choo Choo's. It was fairly busy as we waited for our waitress for approximately 10 to 15 mins to just order our drinks......I had my usual water and my husband ordered a beer on tap. Our waitress returned only to take an alternate beer choice from my husband as they were out of what he originally ordered. Another few minutes and our waitress came back to let us know they were also out of that beer. "I'll just stick with water" he said. Okay.....now on to dinner.......which we waited about 20 to 25 mins for. We both had a two piece fish and chips dinner. We couldn't believe it when the waitress handed us our entrees ($16 each) which were dished onto small side-dish plates. Really? We started to eat but it was so awkward trying to maneuver our food around in order to cut it as the plates were so small. We thought this was very insulting that we ordered $16 entrees and they came served on salad plates. I called the waitress over and insisted we have larger plates so she accommodated and brought them so we slid our food onto them.
Now it's time to pay. That "kindly" older gent of an owner was standing by the til and I thought I should say something about the plate service we had received. I stated that we were surprised that our entrees came out on small plates which made it very awkward to try to eat. Well!! That "kindly" owner pretty much tore a strip off me stating "That's the way we've been serving our food for the last 25 years!" .......in a "screw you" tone. I said "Okay, I wasn't expecting that reaction" and he then said "You made a statement and then I made a statement" with a very stern look on his face. I was thinking to myself......this seems like an episode of "Restaurant Stakeout".....where's the cameras? The owner walked away and we paid and left. I asked my husband why he didn't chime-in but he said he wasn't expecting the owner's reaction either and didn't know what to say after his statements.
Fairly good food, fairly good service most of the time but the owner's attitude has completely changed our opinion of Choo Choo's. We won't say that we'll never be back but they have definitely lost most of our business.
We ordered take out tonight, 4 entrees in total. There were mushrooms on the pizza, sundried tomatoes in the penne, and minimal, possibly no sauce on the linguine clam pasta. All of which were specified over the phone. Everything we had requested was not done.
The garlic toast was awful. It was cold bread with some butter on it.
If you plan on going into the restaurant so you can babysit your order, then it's fine, but if you are thinking of ordering out.... Make sure you open everything there because they will screw it up!
Most of the time I do take out from Andreas although I have dined at the restaurant before. The place has a nice inviting feel for families to come along as well as bringing your date along for a nice meal out. They have TV's to watch hockey and UFC for those sports lovers too.
Most of the time I order a pizza so i can only comment on that food, and being at lots of pizza joints this place has the best tasting pizzas after Golphis. I usually order from Andreas every 2 weeks and are my preferred choice for wanting Pizza.
The service is very good, you can see the staff are working hard to get everyone's meals and inquiries even though it gets very busy there a lot of the time.
Overall Andreas has a very nice inviting old fashioned feel which older people will love to bring their families and younger ones to bring their date. The food is delicious, the waiting time isn't too bad about 15 mins, the service is good and value is about as good as what you get. Defiantly recommend coming here!
I go to Silver Dragon on average every 2 weeks since it's just down my block from where i live, but also because it has good food for affordable prices.
The best time to go is during lunch where prices are a lot cheaper. The portions of the meals are huge, i never can eat the whole plate and i'm a big eater, they happily wrap it up to go too. The service is really good, the lady is exceptionally nice and polite and constantly refilled my water whenever it got near empty.
The restaurant itself looks a bit low end though, it has a simple design which doesn't wow you but I think it still is a nice cosy quiet place to eat. I don't have a problem eating there but perhaps others looking for a fancy looking restaurant might be put off.
Overall the food is tasty, for a decent price or at lunch specials are excellent, you get big portions of food - the service is great in a nice small cosy low polish restaurant. Defiantly recommend this place!
We went to baseline's in langley to watch the UFC and to dine-in. They have a pretty good choice of different foods available. I had the Burger Mozza Buger which was just OK, passable but nothing spectacular, i paid $10 for it which isn't too bad, came with fries which were not bad. For drinks I had Heineken which was on special that evening for $4.75 for a pine, which was the only pretty good value.
The service was pretty terrible, we had to wait 30mins to get served after being seated it took another 20 mins to get our drinks, my girlfriend had to wait 30mins to get a damn water later in the evening! We asked for menus but the service girl said she couldnt give us any since they were all being used by other customers, so after another 20 mins we finally got our menus. After we ordered it was about 30mins before the food came, which i didnt have a big problem with since we were watching the UFC on TV.
The place itself has that stingy feel where it looks inviting from the outside but inside it feels like your in a dirt hole. It's perfect for guys who want to hang out and get drunk watching sports like UFC or the hockey but as a family or get together you probably want to check out Andreas Restaurant down the road.
Overall it was quite poor, the only thing saving it all was watching the UFC on TV, good atmosphere there but on a typical night I couldn't see myself coming back here again. My Recommendation is don't go here, unless your a bunch of dudes who just want to get drunk and get rowdy which then you wouldn't care about anything.
I went to the washroom before I ate and was discusted. OMG it was so filthy. No toilet paper, toilet not flushed, only one sink tap worked, no paper towel, the floor was full of dirt everywhere. I was amazed it passed health inspection. I had to go into another stall to get toilet paper and used that to dry my hands after washing! So I wondered how clean the kitchen was???
We had Dim Sum. It was expensive, I had to ask for dipping sauces, the clams were full of sand, the deep fried squid was greasy and tough.
I could NOT recommend this dump. I was there mid week and there were only a few people eating there. Mostly Caucasians and only one Asian... they must know not to eat here!
Went to try this busy place out, and see what the fuss was, well the salad is nice, and a couple bread sticks, was tasty, but the meal was very cheap and small considering it was pretty expensive. Almost 20 dollars for a small plate of pasta with chopped tomatoes, and tiny piece of chicken on top, which is so small I barely could tell chicken was there, they had so many tomatoes on it. The old spa factory is a much better deal for about the same food. I was disappointed that this meal was so cheap, and yet cost so much on their menu. I went there to order veggie lasagna because I dont eat beef, well they didnt have veggie, which was also strange, even the waiter said how strange, can just take out the beef. Well I will not go there again, too much for they hype, and not worth the actual meal they give you.
I had been to this restaurant a few years ago and loved it, and returned last night to be just as impressed. I took my boyfriend for our anniversary dinner to have the chef;s selection 4 course meal. Our waitress was great about making sure the chef knew our likes/dislikes and my food sensitivites.
We started with drinks (which were made well) and some bread and got out first course which was a caesar salad and a duck and apple slaw salad. The caesar is amazing - they make their own bacon which is delicious. Salad was a little over dressed, but incredibly tasty. Next we were given crab cakes and mussels, both were some of the best I'd ever had. I should note the portion sizes here are very filling, they aren't short on that at all. By the time we got our mains we were already pretty full. My boyfriend got the steak over mashed potatoes with truffle butter mushrooms and I got to have the honey date duck breast. Mushrooms on top of the steak were the best, and I wish I could have them at home all the time. Botht he steak and the duck were cooked perfectly too, very tender.
After all that we finished with our desserts - a panna cotta with wild blueberries and a pumpkin tart. We enjoyed both, and enjoyed being able to share each course we got so we could try a little of everything.
The only weird thing about the night was that the restaurant was empty. With food so good, I'm not sure why we were alone. It is in a bit of a strange (quiet) spot in the industrial park, so maybe that is why. We will definitely be heading back and recommending it to friends for nice nights out.
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