Met friends for dinner last Saturday and were thrilled to find a great dining room in Maple Ridge. Beautiful menu, everyone enjoyed their orders, service was attentive and the decor very warm and comfortable. I will recommend this restaurant to all of my friends-Maple Ridge has finally got an upscale restaurant!!
I've eaten at many Chinese restaurants all over Canada over the years. This one didn't measure up to my exceptions. The salad bar isn't hardly a "salad" bar. It's just a one bowl consisting of lettuce plus 3 types of dressing on the side and they did have a few things to add to your salad but not your "everyday fare". They had baby corn, beets, etc. No tomatoes or cukes, etc. They did have sushi but it came on a plate and they didn't refresh it after about 20 sushi were taken from the plate. About 45 mins; my son checked; being a sushi eater. There wasn't any more sushi taking the empty plate's place. As for the buffet bar; the choices were limited to me and not much variety. My husband and I both agreed even though the service was excellent. It wasn't worth the money to eat there again. Won't eat there again.
I love the burgers and fries at the Oasis Cafe. Best value for your money for sure. Fast service, always tastes great. If you're looking for a quick lunch or supper while you play a few lottery games, drop by the Oasis. It's a little hidden away, since you have to go inside the Haney Bingoplex on 224th Street. Not easy to find, but worth the effort.
We just moved to the area and are looking for favorite restaurants. This one will be on our list. Great ambiance, great value (we had pasta dinner, no appies, 1/2 litre of wine, and dessert for $53), very friendly helpful service, we will definately return and bring friends. We had the Farfalle Primavera and the pasta special with Italian Sausage, asked for extra garlic and were very pleased. We lingered late, were the last table there and the staff was not rushing us out the door.
A generous co-worker decided to treat us all to lunch, and GM was the 'go to' place. The decor was not terrific, but it looked clean inside, and we were doing takeout anyway...
Service was great, and we got good advice from the friendly manager on the best items to order and on the correct spiciness level. Our order was processed quickly, which is important if you are in a hurry. We got butter chicken, garlic naan bread, and vegetable samosas with a tangy tamarind sauce. All were just right. Not too hot, not too mild. The flavours were great and the portions were big. As for value it wasn’t too expensive, but in this case it was free for me ;) Thanks to co-worker C!
A good choice if you are in Mayberry. Um, I mean Maple Ridge.
I was in MR and looking for a treat when I stumbled on the OCEB. The place looked clean and there is a small seating area for people who can't wait to go home to eat. I was feeling strong-willed so I got take-out. Service was good and the counter clerk described the items on display in mouth-watering detail. As for price, it wasn’t discount bakery, but you get what you pay for. There was a huge selection of bakery items and sandwiches available, but I decided to try their new item, cinnamon buns. The buns were very fresh and tasty and the generous dollop of icing on top tasted like real cream cheese. I devoured one and shared the rest of my treat-trove with some friends. I wish I had bought two for myself even though the buns were a good size.
A delicious experience.
Since the dawn of time (Or about 1 year after opening) My Family, and friends have been going to this glorious place. The owners are wonderful, hugs not withstanding, the food is great, service is what you need, if you want a belly busting fire inside, ask for it, otherwise hot is tamed for the westerners, but if you ask for heat, you will surely get it! good food for the price, cheesecakes are to die for, The kids who were so young once (The place is named for their initials) are grown up now but the owners have never stopped providing good food! My Niece will never forget the youghurt/cucumber sauce they kept plowing onto the table when she was 4, and drinking it like a milk shake, and we never saw it ever on the bill............Joginder , you are great , your wife, is the same, but she always changes her name whenever I am there, keep it the same, her face is forever in my memory! She should not change it to satiate the white man, she is wonderfull enough as it is!.............keep up the great work!
The waitress was very attentive to all of our needs . There were many wonderful flavours to both of our meals. The seafood dishes are well prepared, nicely presented on the plate, and not overcooked. There is a wide variety of items to choose from on the menu, yet it also includes some very unique items. We really enjoyed having our dinner out on the deck overlooking the Fraser River.
Prices and quality of food and drinks are comparable to other similar class of pubs. It is understandable that a heritage building is required to stay unaltered to maintain the original looks and none of the old items are to be changed, however, the municipal regulations do not require a heritage building to be filthy with smelly and oily carpets. The old chairs can not be very comfortable, but can certainly be tastefully restored instead of putting a brick to replace a broken leg. The business is being run only to make money and there is no attempt or will to make this place attractive and appealing at all.
Wondering also about the cat pee comment...... :-( Great food, fantastic service, Tuna Tataki is the best EVER! Great place to go, better than most in MR. They do a better job all around than others, exceptional at some things, could do with a revamp/cleaning of facilities, but hey, price is right, smiles are adorable (I recall seeing a server eating there with her son, the kid was in 7th heaven, and bloody adorable to boot!) Prices are great, the servers remember you (the wife loves a special noodle soup, mentioned it once, next time we were there, a different server mentioned they would do it special, now that is service!) We keep going back, and have not gone to any other Sushi place for a long time as they are so consistent! Slow down when entering the parking lot, as the ridges in the gravel reach up and get you!
A blast from the past, with modern and pretentious servers, food was good, even though my wife did not get what she had ordered (After waiting for 1 hour), and ended up in an argument with the server who was adamant he had not made a mistake as he has been doing his job for many years. (He should work for Chevrolet).............the place reminded me of someone going to the Brady Bunches house for dinner, and half the light bulbs were blown out in the dining room, Alice was on strike, the butcher was on crack and serving the meal. Please, do not use this place as a measure for dining in Maple Ridge. Order Gravy with your fries at A&W, at least you will get what you were expecting.
Want a breakfast to kill a hangover? Want honest staples at a good price? Don't feel like a chain store meal? Don't want to drive out to Mission to go to Roccos? Try the Log Cabin! Quaint little hideaway, hardworking friendly staff, grub that will fill you, no parking issues, the smell of cedar from Harolds' mill next door after a quiet drive down a pleasant road (256th) makes you want to keep coming back! The wife and I love this place as a spot to go and get unpretentious hearty food on a weekend morning. Most of the folks who go there are mill workers, prison staff and you don't want to upset them, and they don't! If you go their on a Sunday, Breakfast is all day, and don't expect too want dinner after! Favs are loggers breakfast, and eggs benny with a sauce that will clog your arteries from 50 feet, but you'll die happy! Try the corn chowder, wow....... Don't expect grandiose service, presentation, or much more than the odd smile when you get your food or coffee, but hey, it's filling, good, greasy, tasty, hearty, starchy grub to fill your gob with, at a great price! Also, Cell Service is spotty, so you can stuff your face without those annoying calls from work!
You can't say much else about Sagres without spending hours with a Thesarus. Down home cooking, service when you need it without hovering, you get a full plate, with fantastic hearty food. Great Value, very friendly owner and server. After a new manager started at my place of employment who is from Portugal, and being one who loves to try new food, I asked him one day what is Portugeuse food.....He replied "Meat, Fish, Chicken, Rice, Potatoes " . After going to Sagres a few times, I realized he was hiding the true meaning of Portugeuse cooking. Find a parking spot close to the door, as you will not be able to walk very far after eating their full plates of exceptional food!
Some of the favourite foods on the menu: Sole, Portugeuse steak (A heart stopping huge steak in a garlic/wine sauce, served in a massive bowl with potato slices and a fried egg) Portugeuse chicken (Paprika mixed with numerous other things that are combined to make chicken from elsewhere seem bland!) I was upset this weekend to find they were closed for two weeks, but realized that everyone needs a vacation, and after putting as much heart and soul into doing what they do, they deserve more than their allotted two weeks! A gem in little old Maple Ridge! (Make a reservation, it's hard to get a seat without one for obvious reasons)
After numerous bad reviews, then hearing it was under new management, the wife and I decided to try it out. At first, we felt a little under dressed as we were not expecting to walk into a place such as this, but the manager promptly made us feel at home. After settling down, and talking with the manager, listening to his honest recommendations, we were confronted with some of the most gloriously presented and delicious food we have ever tasted in the lower mainland. The service was beyond belief yet unobtrusive, The manager was very honest, friendly, and exceedingly attentive. The ambience was serene and quiet, with nice partitions between every two tables. Although it may not be permitted in this post, we did talk with other customers about their dishes (As at the table next to us, two ladies had ordered our other options) and were not surprised to hear they thought the same as we did about this fantastic dining experience. Expensive, yes, worth it, definitely! Wine was recommended by the manager, and was without any doubt, a perfect fit for our meal. The glow of the experience has lasted into the next day, and I cannot wait to return at the promise of a Goulash from the manager! Kudos to the staff, the manager, and the chef for such an outstanding dining experience in Maple Ridge!
So my boyfriend doesn't like *my* regular pizza place, so we decided to try somewhere else (he's not from MR) and just kind of randomly picked Soprano's partly because of the name, and also because it's close and we could just walk down.
So we called, and didn't know what we wanted, and they were a little rude, but I know it was busy. When we went in we were like five minutes early and knew we'd be waiting for five minutes, but they acted like we were breathing down their necks. Anyway, *20* minutes later, we got our food. OK, you're busy, but still.
So we got it home, and it was OK, but considering it wasn't cheap, I was expecting more. So like I said, the food is definitely OK, and if someone else wants to order from there, I won't object, but I don't think I'll be going back on my own choice.
King's Kitchen used to be my favourite place to get chinese after a long week, and while it still is, now it's more out of habit than love. I still enjoy the food, for the most part, when it's done right. More and more lately, however, I've been getting food that's been overcooked, burnt or tough. And it may just be me, but it seems to be getting greasier as well.
I have to agree that whatever they do to renovate, the setting is not in the most pleasant part of town. I don't care to park there for long periods at night, but I mostly just pick up, so that's ok. Service is usually ok, but I have had a couple of issues of being hung up on (accidently) and of having things forgotten on my order. Once I was late picking up and was given real attitude. It's my food that's going to be cold, I don't see why they should care.
Overall, the restaurant is still very solid, the food can be quite good, and the value is definitely there. If I were to compare it to other chinese places I've eaten at somewhat recently, I would still choose King's, it's just disappointing that it's not as good as it used to be.
My family and I have lived in Maple Ridge, on and off, for the last forty years. After a brief stint in Langley, we moved back to Maple Ridge about 2 years ago. And I have to say, one of the things I missed most was Jim's Pizza! I've been eating this pizza since probably 1982, and it has always been the best pizza I can find.
Admittedly, we usually order for delivery, though sometimes we'll pick up, and lately we've been trying out the buffett on the weekends. I was picking up a couple of months ago and mentioned to the girl that I had been eating there since longer than she had probably been alive, but had never eaten inside the restaurant! Well that's changed, and the buffet is great. There's a good variety of food, and the price is very reasonable. The whole family enjoys it.
As I said, the food is just beyond description. You can tell when everything is made with care and thought. It's crafted, not just assembled. Service is usually very good. My one complaint is that sometimes deliveries take awhile on the weekends, but I'd rather eat at a busy restaurant than one no one wants to go to! I do wish the girls on the phone would be a bit more accurate with time estimates, but I've come to know how long it'll take, so I don't really pay much attention now!
The decor inside is pretty dated. It's definitely changed a lot since 1982, but maybe not so much in the last few years. At the same time, everything is clean, and it's a very comfortable place. My kids are more used to the slick trendy decor, but for me, I don't mind some nice wood panelling now and again!
If you haven't tried it, try it! You will not taste a better pizza in your life!!
what are u talkin about? i go to ebi sushi every week and i never smell anything like cat pee! the food there is really good~ i especially like their Power of Love roll! the sauce is awesome! should really try it. also another super roll called hot night roll. it's got spicy tuna on top of the roll with prawn temp and crab meat in the roll. my mom likes it a lot! these are the 2 best super rolls. there's a lot of other nice rolls there. just check it out! i love their spicy tuna you can't eat it anywhere else! i only like the spicy tuna there. i don't go anywhere else for it! whenever i go there it's always busy so i sometime either do take out or make a reservation. order for take out over $20 u get 10% discount! it's just great~
There are quite a few Chinese restaurants in Maple Ridge. This one would probably be slotted in to the awful pile. The only positive thing I can say about this place is the Sweet and Sour pork is pretty good. Other than that, it's awful. The Chicken Chow Mein is dry and tasteless. My beef about this place is the awful service. The girl who works there is very rude to customers. I went in there once to get take-out and when I went to pay she asked me if I wanted to make a tip?!? Like, are you serious here?? My obvious answer was a huge no. Thankfully...because when I got home the food was...crap.
The restaurant itself is very dirty and extremely tacky.
Would not recommend.
I've become more of a Starbucks type of gal this past year.
It is more money than a lot of other coffee shops, but it's definitely worth it when they make the drinks properly and serve you with a pleasant demeanor. I used to be a total hardcore Timmys Ice Cap fan, but they've dissapointed me with their watery Ice Caps over and over again. The Frappucinos at Starbucks are AWESOME. Not once have I ever had a dissapointing drink. The drive-thru at this location is slow. But it's worth the extra time and money in my opinion.
|1.||Kingfishers Waterfont Bar & Grill|
|3.||Paliotti's Ristorante Italiano|
|4.||Lava Dining & Lounge|
|8.||Bombay Sweet & Restaurant, The|
|9.||Billy Miner Alehouse|
|11.||Fox's Reach Pub and Grill|
|14.||Bella Vita Restaurant|
|15.||Bobby Sox 50's Diner|
|16.||China Kitchen Restaurant|
|18.||Jim's Pizza/The Look-Out Restaurant|