I'm not a big fan of sushi but they have something for everyone! The Crunchy Rolls are amazing! The owners and staff are very friendly they actually know us by name now that we are there so often haha. Great little place. By far the best place in Maple Ridge, and even the lower mainland.
The money you spend at this place is outrageous! I can't believe the bill after I order my food. You're up close to $20 bucks every time. This food isn't expensive to prepare. This is a rip off!!! The food is good though, definitely not the best thai style I've had but it's ok. Save your money.
I really like this place, the view is awesome and the building is really nice to hang out in. The beer menu has so many options with very unique brews, and I love that. Ordering the food however. I ordered their salmon burger a few times but the last time I ordered it, it stunk. I mean it was the fishiest thing I have ever had on my plate. I gave it a gallant effort but I would be sick if I finished this plate. I sent it back and they gave me a discount no questions asked. Then about a month later I ordered another salmon appetizer. That same fishy smell happened again. Very disgusting. I will never eat a fish dish at this restaurant again. Otherwise, a fantastic place to watch the game, chill in the summer time, or drink awesome brews in the wintertime.
I never ordered from Dominos till I moved to my new place. They are one of the only places that will deliver to my house. The pizza is good. Nothing groundbreaking or anything but it's tasty. Their delivery can take some time and they sound grumpy on the phone but otherwise, it's pretty good.
I have been supporting this business for about 3 years now. You can tell they enjoy what they do, and they are having fun doing it. You can pretty much guarantee you're going to get the same sushi quality and taste every time you go to this restaurant. I've been to every sushi place around Maple Ridge, I have also been to Japan. You can say Japanese food is one of my favorites in life.
I have had a few recent mishaps at Shinobi that made me take a break from this beloved sushi joint. I ordered their version of the Hot Night Roll, It has 2 shrimp tempura in the roll. I also ordered a shrimp tempura order. I noticed the shrimp was not de-veined. There was gunk all over the place. When I pulled out the vein, it was like I had to wash my hands before I could eat. Gross to say the least. Make sure your shrimp is de-veined! I also may have found a fruit fly on my Alaska roll, that was a little gross. Also maybe a hair once too. 3 in at least 100 orders that I wasn't happy. Still a solid choice. Don't go to those other Hack Sushi joints in Maple Ridge, you'll thank me.
We decided to try this place for lunch yesterday. What a great setting. We had a seat by the window overlooking the river. This bar is really in a terrific location. It was not too loud which is nice. Such a nice relaxing lunch.
We were greeted at the door with a pleasant smile by the hostess who asked if we had a preference for the table. When we suggested a seat by the window she said we could pick the table that we liked and she would follow us. Our waitress was also a delight. She was very prompt with the taking the order and providing us with water. I had tea to drink and she even asked if I wanted more hot water for my tea half way through lunch. This is something that many servers fail to do. Kudos to her for asking. They have a very interesting and varied menu and I think there is something on the menu that would appeal to almost anyone. For the setting, ambiance and quality of food prices are very reasonable. The wine is also reasonably priced. It's nice that they have a reasonable mark up on wine and also a decent selection of good wines. For our lunch my husband had the salmon and crab burger (waitress asked if he wanted to substitute salad for fries, again great service) and I had the borgata prawns. My husbands burger was very good and came with a good sized order of fries. My prawns were very good and a decent sized portion. They were in a chile oil sauce and were really nice and spicy. 4 good sized pieces of garlic bread accompanied the prawns. The garlic bread was delicious on it's own but dipped into the sauce the prawns came it it was magnificient.
It was a great lunch, wonderful ambiance, terrific waitress, good food and decent prices. Would highly recommend and definitely intend to return ourselves.
Only a precious few can do lamb well for some unknown reason however these guys have it done superbly! They have a young skinny blond guy who remembers everything and seems to recall from previous visits as well. The pasta combo thing they have is also quite remarkable. 5 stars for this place!!!
Best burger i have ever had in my life lives here, aka "the bell ringer". Not only that but a ridiculous amount of craft brew on tap (like 20+) and to top it off excellent service! After this place got bought by mission springs it has become a haven for beer drinkers and burger lovers! I hate dives, but this is an exception, everything is right about this place. If your looking for a hole in the wall this is the place to be! Also walk across the road to the docks after a meal, if your lucky you can catch some fishermen catch a fish, or see a sturgeon splash.
and that is the Salmon chowder, which seems to have more potatoes and less salmon nowadays. I do stop in though everytime I go by, for the soup. They also have chili which seems to be popular and on occasion I've tried other soups which were pretty good.
They also have premade and made to order average sandwhiches and that gross heat lamp fried chicken potato wedges and other hot food.
Like the other reviewer said the place is really dirty and not a pleasant place to eat at all. I just get soup - to go.
I really enjoy the pasta here. I have been to both the Maple Ridge and Abbotsford locations. I have to say the ambiance at the Abbotsford location is better, as is the service. I order an option that they accidentally took off the menu - linguine gambretti a limon. It's lemon cream sauce, with prawns, linguine. It's has capers and shallots or onions in it and it's delicious!
I also love the bread they serve before your food comes, it's oven cooked and I love the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
If you're looking for affordable Italian that has homemade taste, and you're in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford, this place is definitely recommended. Aside from the sometimes slow service, go in with an open mind and just enjoy the food.
Anyone who likes pizza with lots of topping will like this place. Blows all those chains with thin, chincy pizza out of the water. One downside is sometimes the dough gets a little soggy, depending on which pizza you get. Overall great pizza, Im obsessed with their hawaiian.
I would recommend this place to everyone. I've eaten at a lot of sushi places in Maple Ridge only to be disappointed again and again with greasy sushi that just falls apart. The sushi is fresh and there is a large menu to choose from. The staff was incredibly friendly too. I'll be going to this place again and again.
I've had four experiences with Electra Pizza all unorganized and sloppy. The first time I ordered the pizza was so burnt I couldn't tell what was cheese and what was crust, offered no compensation and barely given an apology. The second time I tried they rudely told me they forgot to make dough and weren't making pizza today. The third time I ordered the they had dough and didn't burn the pizza but it was ice cold when it arrived and took over an hour to arrive. The fourth and FINAL time i tried to order from there they took my order and after waiting and hour and 20 min I called and they had forgotten to make my order and had no record of it. SAVE YOUR TIME AND MONEY!!!!!
We have been dining at Lave for 3+ years and have tried almost everything on the menu (all though in changes seasonally for fresh ingredients) My favourite is the blue cheese tenderloin, it is always cooked to perfection with all the fixins. My husbands favourite is any of their lamb dishes and the Friday night special which is a huge piece of prime rib with yorkshire and potatoes. We have yet to be disappointed with any of the food. I often frequent Lava for lunch to catch up with owner Robert and have Chris's delicious Prime rib sandwich and fries.
Service at Lava is always phenomenal, you get a very personal experience with Robert and he always has great wine and food recommendations. My friends are always very impressed when I bring them to dine at Lava as Robert will always treat us like family. We have always had exceptional food and service.
To top it all off the prices are reasonable, 21.99 for a prime rib with fixins is a great deal! My favourite lunch time Prime Rib sandwich is under $15!
Even if you don't live in the area I suggest you give Lava a try, you will not be disappointed. Even if you are looking to go for a family outing and have kids, Robert has always been welcomed our 2 month old daughter and 16 month old nephew.
My wife is originally from Maple Ridge so every time we were out there to visit friends and family, we would try to find a restaurant that we could enjoy. This was a fruitless venture for a while until we first went to Lava (after it changed ownership and stopped being a steakhouse).
The first time we went in, we had an unbelievable time. The service and the food were both top-notch. The prices were very reasonable, especially for wine. It had all the elements I look for when heading downtown for a meal, with none of the outrageous prices and pretentiousness that typically follow.
It was so good, in fact, that my wife and I returned less than a week later. Robert remembered our names and welcomed us back with open arms and it was then that we knew we had found our spot. From then on, birthdays, Mothers Days, and general causes for celebrations have been held there on a consistent basis. The consistency of their quality and service have made it difficult to imagine going anywhere else. We will often make the drive from Burnaby to Maple Ridge specifically for Lava. We've brought a number of friends out from Vancouver and the Tri-Cities to try it, and they've all left impressed.
If you live in or near Maple Ridge, you have no excuse. If you don't, it's worth the drive. Enjoy!
Had Chinese food here 3 times in the past month and a half.
Very impressed with how good the food is (Chinese Cuisine). Compared to many other Chinese Food Places in town, the food here is hardly greasy other than the deep fried spring rolls :P
The portions are HUGE!!!
The last time I ordered I was at my friends and it was 9:55pm we decided we wanted to get some chinese food. We had no idea what time they closed but decided to call anyway. He calls them up it rings for a good bit then goes to messaging. Just as he went to hang up a lady picked up. She took our order and said it would be ready in 25 minutes. We head over and the open sign was off, she let us into the store. As we waitied for the food to finish we looked at the store sign and they had closed at 8:30pm!!! They took an additional order just for us!! I couldn't believe it.
Fantastic service and a great experience.
Thanks guys keep up the good work!!
PS: The inside is a little older (doesn;t have the new tile fancy ikea look) but it is practical, tidy, and well laid out. I have no problem that a place does not look "Modern" as long as it is well kept which this place is!
I have been to Iora Sushi a couple of times since moving out to Maple Ridge from New Westminster in September and have yet to be disappointed. The Rainbow Roll is DELICIOUS and quite big. With taxes and all it's about 11.00 but well worth it. My new favorite item on the menu now though is the Seared Tuna with Avocado salad, it is to die for! It tastes like only the best and freshest ingredients are used and to make this place stand out even more is the very friendly service. Iora is quick, friendly, fresh, and delicious. You won't be disappointed with this seemingly "hole in the wall".
I am very glad to here that Wing is back helping the new owner. We went in last night to find a lot of the same friendly faces and that the food is once again worthy of the best asian cuisine title. Not only was the price reasonable they gave me a loyalty card that after ten visits I receive a free meal and a chance to win one of four trips (or maybe five I can't remeber) but regardless it doesn't matter because who else is offerring that kind of deal. Keep up the good work Wing and Johnson, at this rate you will continue to provide a quality service for another 25 years.
So, this is my story..and my first review. I had to do this because of the reasons we were drawn to dine in here. First, we read in the Maple Ridge Times that this place won the best chinese restaurant award of the area. Afterwards we read an ad saying that the old chef, Wing, was back. Let me tell you. I think Wing was back from prison and with vengeance. This has been the worst food I have ever eaten in my entire life, PERIOD. I love restaurants and I love traveling and dining, so I have some solid base to compare. This was beyond words. Food was smushy, flavorless and mega greasy. The eggroll looked like if it was cooked with a new technique that I can describe as cold pressed fried food. I mean this thing was drenched in cold oil. We could not tell what the filling was. Almond gaiden was disgusting. The chicken tasted like if it was hanging out with cattle. The chicken was frozen and then fried. We could totally tell. The fried rice was rice with a bunch of canned veggies thrown in.. I mean, this was atrocious. There was no light in the back of the restaurant, very creepy. Plus, we could see people coming in and out of the kitchen, very odd.. Price, $35 dollars for two..To this day, I cant believe I spent $35 dollars in such dump...I would never go back there even if they paid me, thats how bad it was..keep wing locked up and the place too!!!...
Some friends and I dropped in for dessert last night and well,they didn't listen to my suggestion. No more healthy choices but I have to admit that I've tried a couple of their new desserts and WOW! They have a new apple crisp and strawberry rhubarb pie that are both to die for. They may be the opposite of healthy but YUMMY!!!! Now if they could somehow make these desserts healthy I'd be in heaven.
It's not like me to give a compliment without some sort of criticism (ask my family) so I'll leave off with this. They have a nice little fire place in their entry way but they never light it. It would be a nice addition to the ambiance if they did,
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|3.||Paliotti's Ristorante Italiano|
|4.||Lava Dining & Lounge|
|8.||Billy Miner Alehouse|
|10.||Bombay Sweet & Restaurant, The|
|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|