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Maple Ridge Restaurant Reviews
King's Kitchen22425 North Ave, Maple Ridge
VERY BAD CUSTOMER RELATIONS, will not order from again
By Perry and Sherri of Pitt Meadows (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 8:20pm [Dine in]

We ordered from this restaurant for the first time recently and waited almost an hour for delivery, which was fine as it was a Friday night and we assumed they were busy. The driver finally arrived with the food and we set it on the table while my husband paid the driver with his Visa card. The driver came back a minute later and said that his wireless credit card machine apparently didn't work and asked my husband if he could run the card again. My husband gave him the card again and the driver said the machine had no signal and he asked my husband if he would get into his car with him and drive around the block until they could get a signal on the machine. My husband was gone for half an hour (after working almost 12 hours that day and wanting nothing more than to stay home and relax, hence why we ordcered take-out) and by the time he got back the food was cold and the machine was still not working. The driver then called the restaurant and told them what was happening and my husband offered to give them the card number over the phone so they could take the payment with the Visa machine at the restaurant, but the Chinese lady on the ohone told the driver to bring the food back with him!!!!!!! We were like, "Are you freakin kidding???" After we waited almost an hour for it to be delivered, and then they took my husband out for half an hour to get their stupid machine working and then they wanted to take the food BACK?? My husband told him NO WAY and shut the door. Very insulting. Why punish the first time customer for a problem with the restaurant????????? We will NEVER order from them again.

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Ebi Sushi22359 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
Love this place!
By Get_in_my_belly of Maple Ridge (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 10:57am [Dine in]

My husband & I are frequent patrons of Ebi - I haven't been disappointed yet. We usually do take-out but have dined in once. It's your basic Sushi Restaurant decor but that's not why we go - it's because the food is great! Awesome rolls, gyoza, teriyaki & tempura - yum!! Highly recommend Ebi!

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White Spot20855 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
disappointment
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 4, 2009 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

I was at a business breakfast at WS and I have to say it was not the best ever dining experience. Service was awful, and at one point I actually had to go to the back to hunt for the server. Despite the fact that the place was nearly empty, the kitchen was slow too. I had eggs benny, which featured dry overcooked hash browns and a tasteless sauce over undercooked eggs on stale English muffin halves. Even ketchup couldn’t save it. The coffee was similarly dismal, and in the morning you need a decent cuppa joe. The price was similar to other breakfast places in the area, and I will say the place was clean. That said, the poor food and service convinced me to stay away next time I am looking for a meal.

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La Trattoria22214 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
Romantic Night Out without Breaking the Bank
By twcjen of Vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, December 4, 2009 - 11:45am [Dine in]

The ambiance is romantic, just like Italy itself.

There were 5 tables full of guests and only one waiter. He tried his best, and was very attentive. 5 stars for him.

The food was excellent, i had the Portobello mushroom to start. And then then Pasta with Porchini Mushroom, and Veal with apple slices. Hmmm...great pairing with the Chianti Red wine.

After we had their Tiramisu, it was amazing, not very sweet just the way i like it and explosion of espresso tastes.

I highly recommend this place for couples looking for a romantic place for dinner and not wanting to drive all the way out to downtown.

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Fox's Reach Pub and Grill20398 Dewdney Trunk Rd, #300, Maple Ridge
YOO-HOOO. Anyone home?
By marymac of Delta, BC (145 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 9:36am [Dine in]

Being in Maple Ridge at lunch time on a Thursday, the Other Half and I stopped by for a snack.

Not many people there, which was odd. The pub is located in a busy mall-ish area, lots of traffic.

We settled at a visible table, nothing in the corner or a dark area. Eventually, I got up to retrieve menus myself. After a bit longer, a sullen server was dispatched to ask about drinks. The OH and I both ordered pints, then sat back to wait. And wait. Eventually, the server reappeared and we ordered yam fries and calamari. "That's IT?", she asked with a suprised tone. Yep, that's it, sunshine.

Food took quite a while to get to us. The yam fries weren't very hot. Calamari was good, but an extremely skimpy portion for $10. No return server-visit to check on drinks or food. After waiting a while after we finished, we finally stood up to put on our coats and that's when she reappeared, wanting to know if we wanted another drink! No, just the bill please. Suddenly, she was in high gear, zipped to the bar, retrieved the bill and got it back on the table before we were completely into our coats!

Not one instance of a smile or or one single effort at eye contact. Apparently she wasn't having a good day and didn't care who knew it.

Seems like a nice enough pub, but with the slow and unfriendly service, coupled with the lack of value, we won't be going back.

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Lava Dining & Lounge22590 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Superb Evening
By philatsea of Langley (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 6:08pm [Dine in]

We decided thirty minutes before we that we would have dinner here. The last time we ate here was when the old menu was still being used. A quick call to find out how full Lava was was greeted with Robert on the phone saying while busy the 30 minutes would be great so a table would be available. We were coming from Langley and the new bridge sure makes it easy now to visit Maple Ridge.
We arrived and were greeted promptly at the front door and seated right away.
While the restaurant was much more crowded than the last time we were here, it is a sign of how much things have changed for the better.
Robert greeted us as if we had been long time customers yet this was only my second time here.
Our drink needs were met promptly.
We soon ordered our meal, and I ordered the Strip loin with mushrooms and the Romaine to start. My other half ordered the Tenderloin and scallops and Greens to start.
The salads arrived a short time later and I have seen many versions of Romaine or Caesar Salad but this was unique. Never have I seen a grilled lemon served with a salad before.
The Strip loin was cooked as I had requested and topped 5 kinds of mushrooms.
Both orders went down very well and we found that there wasn't too much food to make you feel uncomfortable that you ate to much.
It is nice to see that Lava Lounge has been granted Ocean Wise status and using fresh ingredients where they can.
The Lava Lounge continues to improve and is looking like it is becoming a hit in Maple Ridge. We had a great time here and will soon be back. It appears a little more planning may be in order soon as to how popular this place is becoming

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Ebi Sushi22359 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
good enough
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 20, 2009 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

I had lunch here recently with some co-workers and it was an okay experience. The restaurant had that suburban Japanese sushi look, including some annoying bamboo mini fountains, pseudo-Japanese art, kabuki masks, etc. It was clean though. Service was fine but there was a bit of a language barrier to overcome. As for food, it was quite good. I had Cali roll, tuna roll, salmon roll, miso soup and some decent gyoza. My colleagues had a variety of rolls, and one in our group had a stir-fry which was on special. No complaints with the chow. As for value, four of us ate well for about 60 bucks.

A decent choice if you are in Mayberry...

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Pantry Restaurant, The21707 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
bland and unexciting
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 20, 2009 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

A group of us were doing a networking breakfast and the Pantry seemed like a non-contentious choice for brekky. The place looked like every other Pantry location, and it was clean and comfortable enough. Service was okay throughout the meal, so no complaints there. We had a variety of dishes at the table and everything was just fine. I enjoyed some eggs Benedict which were unremarkable. As for value, it was not too pricey, but not cheap. Overall a bland and unthreatening experience. I will probably go back when I want another forgettable meal.

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King's Kitchen22425 North Ave, Maple Ridge
Value for Money
By Lefty11 of Maple Ridge (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 8:53am [Dine in]

Its about the best way to describe it is Value & Taste for Money.
Although located in a dingy part of town I have always found the food
to be very Fresh tasting for Chinese and portions are incredible.
Favorite place even after the Reno which has just made it bigger.
Its the Food not the ambience that gets your attention and Loyalty.
Its seems people think the quality has gone down since the reno but
at least in our case everything still seems to excellent the quality and
freshness.
Thanks and enjoy

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ABC Country Restaurant20110 Lougheed Highway, #101, Maple Ridge
What White Spot used to be...
By Centauri of Vancouver (33 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 3:46am [Dine in]

I'm really not that old, I swear! When I was young, I remember White Spot being a slightly upscale Denny's; a good place to take the family for an affordable casual meal. Well, as anyone in Vancouver knows, White Spot has turned itself into some attempt at a Keg/Earl's-like chain where "West Coast Fusion" has replaced family cuisine. I suppose I'm disappointed in that, if only for the reason that it's one less easily accessible restaurant for "basic food".

ABC is a great chain if it is indeed quick "regular" food that you're after. Decent breakfasts, lunches and dinners can all be had here at an affordable price. The food is by no means special, but it doesn't try to be, either. This is a place to come for a casual meal with friends or family when you just don't want to cook, and could use a more social atmosphere than your own kitchen.

Have been to this particular location at least half a dozen times, and never been disappointed. True, I haven't really set high expectations, but why would anyone come here with them? I love a 50$ steak as much as the next man, or heck, even a 30$ one at somewhere like Earl's, but sometimes I just want a basic meal at a good price that's filling and fairly tasty.

For anyone looking for that simple meal with good service, try an ABC.

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Frogstone Grill, The22932 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Good soup and rose sauce.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 5:59pm [Dine in]

The food is pretty good but now the menu is getting kinda boring.

We find ourselves ordering the same thing everytime because there are just not enough interesting items on the menu to change our minds. Their pasta with rose sauce and the smoke salmon dunker are delicious.

Ask for their daily soup. Most of the time they have awesome tasting soup.

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La Trattoria22214 Dewdney Trunk Rd., Maple Ridge
nice restaurant, not so nice food.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

Went to this restaurant last week. Got there and had to wait for the waitress to clean and set up a table for us eventhough there are empty tables. Not sure why the need to sit us there but i don't care cause i'm there for food.

The restaurant is very nice and cozy. It's not too big, lots of wine on display and nice ambiance all around. Very fine dining indeed.

The menu is pretty big, with lots of choices from meat, seafood, pasta, to platters. We opted for calamari and the stuffed pasta platter.
The calamari was delicious but very small portion. It is the reason why the food rating in this review is a 2 instead of a 1 actually.

The platter came in a big oval plastic plate thingy. Very dollar store feel. No matter, cause i'm there for food. There were 4 different types of pasta and sauces all together. Let's just say that there was only one good sauce in there. Everything else was not good. Pasta that's dry and tasteless even with stuffing inside. Sauces that don't go with the pasta pairing. Oh and the whole thing wasn't even that hot.

Overall very disappointing for pasta. But i would go back to try their other meat entres before i put this restaurant in the do not go list.

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ABC Country Restaurant20110 Lougheed Highway, #101, Maple Ridge
nothing memorable but nothing bad.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

Been to this restaurant twice for lunch. Very average for everything. Nothing really stands out for being good nor bad. The food is decent, the services is friendly enough, the place is clean, the prices are not too bad. Food come pretty quick. The burgers are not bad although last time the buns are kinda dry. Would go back because it's not bad and sometimes it's just convenient.

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Blacksheep Pub & Grill12968 232nd Street, Maple Ridge
Not just a pub
By Sidewinder of Maple Ridge (12 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 1:15am [Dine in]

Pub food is pretty darned good, but the dinners are over the top filling, and fantastic for the price! A great place to go close to home, menus r under the table, literally, the old place was good, the new place even better! Please ignore the overall rating, this is a Pub, don't expect grandoise service, fantastic heart stopping food, but the price, the local, the taste, for a Pub, is Pretty darned great!

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Bombay Sweet & Restaurant, The11956 207 Street, Maple Ridge
buffet action
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

A friend and I were having a quick lunch and we decided to check out the buffet action since my buddy had eaten at this place when he worked in MR. The restaurant looked okay inside and it was quite clean. The friendly manager seated us and described the delights on the buffet table then he left us to it, except for water top-ups. We had the usual favourites, and accompanied them with some fresh naan bread. I was there mostly for the butter chicken though. It was okay, although it did not make me long to dip my feet in the Ganges or anything. I was told it used to be better. As for price, it was quite cheap, and that was a bonus. I am not sure if I will be back, but I don’t know of any other Indian buffets in the area.

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Gourmet Dave's11945 224th Ave, Maple Ridge
Too Much Goat Cheese
By seabass of Coquitlam (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

I ate at Gourmet Dave's last week with some women from work. We arrived at 12:05 and the place was packed. This didn't surprise me, as it's a great lunch spot! A table came free for all three of us at 12:10. We sat for about 10 minutes before the server took our drink order.

We then ordered our lunch which was a club sandwhich, soup and a spinach salad. We didn't receive our lunch until 12:40. I was very confused as to why a salad, soup and sandwhich took so long??? The spinach salad was "okay". Nothing special and I could make the same salad at home for half of the price. There was FAR too much goat cheese on this sald, which overpowered everything.

The value is good though, as my friends sandwhiches looked fantastic and the soup smelt great! Gourmet Dave's does do good catering, and I think that is where this restaurant excels. I do not think they do well during a busy lunch service or with the speed of their service...

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The20640 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Predictable and Delicious Year after Year
By RobinandTanzyn of maple RIdge BC Canada (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

Living in Maple Ridge for 30+ years the one thing I can count on is that when I take my family and friends out for dinner I know that I can count on the Keg to be there for me.
The food is always on point, Service is always excellent and there is only one way to deal with the Keg and that's to "Keg size it" .

thanks for being there for me in times of need :)

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Frogstone Grill, The22932 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Time for an update ..please :p
By RobinandTanzyn of maple RIdge BC Canada (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

being well off and living in Maple Ridge almost all of my life I have had the chance to eat everywhere at least few times, When the Frogstone first opened yrs ago now. the food was amazing ..fresh.. unique and served fast and well. Could have been me.. could have been the night we were there or even just the server, but our last time there ( yes our last time ) sucked for lack of a better way of putting it, It used to be the place to take our kids and know we would be treated well and eat even better .. Times have changed I guess and the menu hasn't, Service and food has taken a turn for the worse .. too bad The owner ( I have met a few times ) needs to read these reviews and freshen up things for his own benefit in this tough market

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Bobby Sox 50's Diner22596 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
We musy have been here on the WRONG night ?!?!?
By RobinandTanzyn of maple RIdge BC Canada (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 7:53pm [Dine in]

This has been a well know location in Maple Ridge for yrs ... many owners and many names ..
We decided to try it out as "Bobby Sox" after our kids came home telling us all about the "cool milkshakes"

Well the short and sweet of it is simple ..Service was decent, I ordered their best burger .. and immediately decided I either had something wrong with my taste buds or this was one of the worst, driest, most bland burgers I have had in yrs .. My daughter ordered fried chicken .. this was easily double if not triple fried .. the batter/breading was ROCK HARD and un-edible, My wife had the beef dip which again was dry, bland, almost cold and the bread it was served on was rock hard,
We'll not go back

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King's Kitchen22425 North Ave, Maple Ridge
Okay for Take-Out, Usually.
By Dashe of Maple Ridge (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 5:14pm [Dine in]

A few months ago this would have been a much better review, but on our last order the pan-fried dumplings were "off". Really, really nasty, smelled horrible, etc. When we called to let them know, (we wanted to make sure that they didn't send any more of that batch out to others!) the girl just said, "Oh, okay, we'll give you a credit on your next order". No "Sorry"...nothing like that. I was not impressed.

My husband loves the chicken balls, they are pretty awesome. The dumplings are (usually) delicious. The fried rice is blah; lots of frozen mixed vegetables, and the pork often smells and tastes old, kind of "fridgey" if you know what I mean. Vegetable dishes are carelessly made, and heavy with starch.

Were it not for hubby's addiction to the chicken balls, I'd be shopping around for better Chinese takeout, but for now we're still ordering, with caution, from King's Kitchen.

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