This is the 2nd location of Cockney Kings Fish & Chips which has been a Burnaby landmark since 1965. Serving all you can eat fish and chips on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Arrived Wednesday with my dining partner at 5pm. We had never been here before and to our delight it was all you can eat fish and chips for ten bucks night, bonus. AYCEFAC goes Monday thru Wednesday, fyi.
We were quickly seated by a very friendly waitress who took our order of pop and the all you can eat fish and chips. Take note, the all you can eat fish and chips deal features only Tilapia so don't expect all you can eat Cod or Halibut.
Before we knew it our drinks and then dinners arrived in record time. The fish was delicious, perfectly battered, not greasy , pipping hot , nice moist fish. We both were very impressed.
Not sure what people are talking about service. We received some of the best service ever experienced.
Our re-fill drinks came immediately, we were asked if we wanted more fish a couple of times and overall the servers were absolutely outstanding.
Can't wait to head back for more AYCEFAC, may even try some of their other items all very reasonably priced.
Mrs. C and I were with a group of friends and we decided on this place because it seemed like a happy medium between all the possible choices out there. The restaurant itself was clean enough, including the w/c, but the dining room was rather crappy and needed an upgrade for 21st century diners.
They had a lot of choices and we all got different f&c combos, but since I can't taste the difference I got cod and chips. Mrs. C had prawns and chips because they were on special. We also shared some decent onion rings. I found my food to be about what I expected, as did the rest of our group. Nothing wild, but nothing weird either. I was sorry to hear about the experiences of previous reviewers (and we might have gone to a different place if I had read the reviews below), but the food was fine for what is was.
I did have a bone to pick with the tattooed server (I point this body art out for identification purposes only) who told us she could not be bothered to adjust the blinds so half the people at our table could avoid losing their eyesight. That rankled. I did not want to invade the personal space of a fellow diner at a nearby table in order to make the adjustment. Luckily action girl E was eating with us and she did the job with tact and efficiency.
All in all an unspectacular experience I am not anxious to repeat. I recommend the Hastings Street location or the popular newspaper-wrapped takeout option instead.
I started out with Cockney Kings on East Hastings in Burnaby, many years ago. Many moves later, the New Westminster outlet is the closest for a fish and chips "fix".
We go there every three or four weeks. Always, the service is friendly, the food is fresh and hot. The fish (halibut or cod) is never "fishy"...I think they are particular about their sources. We often add prawns to the meal, and they are always fresh, sweet and a good size.
This is one of our regular 'best' places...this time for fish and chips.
We went for the all-you-can-eat cod special and it wasn't bad. The batter on the outside is a little greasy and after the first piece, I had to start taking the batter off and just eating the fish which was ok. Fries were ok as well though a little soggy for my liking but what else would you expect for all-you-can-eat?
A server working there was really rude - we asked for more pop and she threw us a dirty look and said she'd have to get our server. Sorry for existing lady... By the end of the meal, I was going to give this place 3 stars overall but while eating a fry off her bf's plate, my friend found a long brown hair in her mouth (it actually became looped onto her tongue ring!). She has blonde hair and I have black hair and the two bf's with us had black hair so there was no way it was ours. We told the server right and away and did not make a big deal out of it and just wanted to leave immediately. The bumbling server just didn't know what to do. We didn't ask for a free meal or a discount, but a sincere apology would've been nice. She muttered she was sorry and we just asked for the bill. Once it came back, she told us we should have told her about the hair as soon as we found and shouldn't have left it until the end of the meal. What the heck??? We did tell her right away! Don't blame us for your bad food skills! And we didn't even ask for anything! We just quickly paid and left. Will never go back even if life depended on it...
How do they manage to do all you can eat for $8.95 with cold drinks and make a profit? Fish was okay but then again I never met a deep fried fish I didn't like. Liked it so much I had 4 pieces. Down from 5 when I was younger and didn't have cholesterol problems. Service was outstanding. No frills kind of place in a strip mall but if you want fish and chips be sure to try it here. All ypou can eat on Mon, Tues, and Wed.
I have to disagree with the last review. I came here expecting some good fish and chips. What's great about this place is that it's all-you-can-eat a few days of the week for only $9 and it includes a drink!!
The food, I had to say was not good. My fish were really greasy to the point where it was almost dripping. Looked like a wet sock and had texture of what I think wet socks would taste like. I left this place not wanting to eat fish and chips for a very long time.
I've been eating fish and chips at Cockney kings for a long time, 10 or more years. No complaints about the food. It's awsome. If i am taking out, i usually call in my order so i don't have to wait. This has really annoyed me in my last few visits. When i go to pick up the food, shouldn't the order be already cooked? Instead i pay for the order and then they cook it. What's the point of me calling in my order? Why do they even take phone orders? I just end up waiting anyways.
The girl at the counter was totally clueless and had no customer service skills whatsoever. My order was ready and sitting on the counter and nobody even told me the order was ready or anything. Looks like all they care about is taking the order and collecting the money. Serving you the product is not very important as long as they have your cash.
I find the service is better and more professional at the Hastings location. Cheers to you guys.
I guess I'm not as picky as the other "connesieurs" on this site,but dammit all if this isn't one of the best deals to be had in town!!
What kind of fish is it?? Who cares!!!
It's bloody tasty,it comes with bottomless pop and you have a choice of whether you want more fries or not!!
The rest of the menu is tasty too..If you want oceanwise,hand fed fish,this isnt for you.
But you want to stuff your face for cheap,here is your place.
Went here for lunch on a Wednesday and got the special all you can eat. Great deal for $9.50 plus tax I got all you can eat fish and chips that comes with bottomless pop.
Fish is decent quality but you cant argue with the value here. I will definetely return next time i am craving some all u can eat fish and chips
Came here with my family around 6:30PM, Sunday October 20th, 2013. We've been here many times before but tonight we received very poor service.The bubblehead waitress forgot my soup, forgot to bring a plate for my young daughter, and "forgot" the rolls and butter, which, according to the menu, are part of every platter meal.
Abysmal, amateurish "service".
Too many "forgets" = zero tip and no more business from us.
First of all, you can't beat the price. Mon - wednesday is all you can eat for under $10.
It's not a fancy place for sure but the waitresses are professional enough and the service stands out.
Condiments are readily available and the pop is included in the price of the ayce!
One slight complaint is that the batter on the fish is rather thick and oily for sure.
But it is still my guilty pleasure. :)
Six of us went for the all you can eat Fish and Chips for dinner tonight. Asked for crispy fries, and they came crispy. The batter for the fish was really, really good, but only ate one piece with the batter, and took off the batter for the other two pieces. Very good!! Great service. Refilled pop with no problem. Waitress had a smile on her face all the time!
...but the dining atmosphere is not the greatest. It is a bit like a diner, but if you can get past that, then you're in for a delightful fish feast.
You basically get all you can eat cod/chips and refillable pop. If you want some coleslaw, you'll have to order it as a side order for a small price.
The service is great, nice and courteous. Make sure you come early to get a seat cause there will probably be a line up after 6pm.
Was craving F&C, and decided to pay Cockney Kings a visit.
The restaurant looks kind of like a cafeteria and does a swift takeout business, with a large dining area for eat-in patrons like myself. They have AYCE F&C Monday-Wednesday, which is awesome value.
The food was delicious while we were dining. I had cod and my partner had halibut. Service was fast, efficient, and friendly.
Problems came a little later when we were both up all night with food poisoning. Either the fish wasn't held at the right temperature, or it wasn't cooked all the way through. Either way, I had to take time off work to recover and will therefore never return.
This restaurant has recently relocated across the strip mall to a former Taco Time location. The fish and chips are average at best and passable. The all-you-can-eat specials on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday is a fairly good deal that includes bottomless pop.
The ambiance for me is lacking as I had previously frequented Taco Time when it was there.
Service has been decent.
I would recommend this place if you are in the area or looking for all you can eat fish and chips. The Cockney Kings location in North Burnaby also has a similar all-you-can-eat special.
Cockney has an all you can eat fish and chips on Mondays to Wednesday for $8.95 each. This price includes soft drink.
The fish and chips are always cooked to order. Your food is always hot and tasty.
They also have other menu items. The seafood platter is OK. I find the oysters kind of soggy.
If you stick with the fish and chips, you cannot go wrong.
Me and my buddies have gone to this place seveal times now...so far so good. The best times to go are mondays to wednesdays when they have their all you can eat cod and chips with countless refills on pop for under $10 bucks. Go between 2pm and 5pm...avoid the lunch and dinner expresses.
The food is excellent...moist fish on the inside and non greasy crispy batter on the outside. Fries were just as good. On the occassion..I even added fried oysters and fried prawns on the side ..a little bit extra on the bill but worth it. My only annoyance was the tartar sauce...came out from a squeeze bottle...kind of wierd...the sauce itself was mayo like and lacks a bit of a punch or zing. Service is pretty good in a orderly way. Ambiance?? well...a diner feel to it but its the food that counts!!
ps if your not in New West check out the other location in Burnaby...just as good.
My family and I have been dinning at this restaurant for over 15 years. Every time we come we get the same smiling faces and hot sizzling food, what more do you need. When the place is not busy you can set your self, other wise they ask you to wait. The wait is never long anyhow. Even if it was I'd still wait. The place does not look like a 5* restaurant, they have remolded their location, but its still a homey restaurant. Very calming, And they never seam to care how long you stay, just as long as you come back.
We have has this restaurant's 'All You Can Eat' many times in the past and it has always been excellent.
But we were there a couple of weeks ago for our favourite meal and it was such a disappointment.
The batter, usually crisp and tasty, was soggy and flat, and fell off the fish before you could eat it. The fish, usually fresh and delicious, was tasteless as if previously frozen. Perhaps because the fish used has been changed from basa to pollock(so their sign at the door said).
We definitely will never go back to this restaurant for their 'All You Can Eat' special.
It's a fish and chips place. The ambiance is nothing special, kind of blah, reminiscent of an old Denny's or something. You seat yourself which is kind of... raw. And at the end, you pay a cashier. It is what it is. Fish is expensive. Period. Halibut and chips was great. We didn't find it greasy at all. Service was acceptable for what it is. Coleslaw was good too. It's close by which is great for a quick fix.
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