Good food. A nice enough selection. Nan bread is refilled upon request. Service might be a touch lacking but polite.
The place is real quiet and never seems busy. But that kind of makes it intimate and perhaps more enjoyable.
The place looks clean, the washrooms are clean.
For what you pay you get more. I'd recommend this restaurant to friends and family.
This is the old Dragon Palace. You won't mistaken it with the same decor, same menu, and same name (in chinese). However, compared to the old Dragon Palace, the food is just down right nasty.
We were fans of the old Dragon Palace. So we were excited to learn that it has resurfaced as Inn Noodle House. One dish that we particularly look forward to is their black cod in special sauce. So off we go tonight for dinner.
The decor is the same as Dragon Palace, pretty sure they re-use the same tables and chairs. So the ambiance is very mediocre. As another reviewer had mentioned, it is smoky in there with the oily smell of the kitchen.
The service is pretty awful. The 3 servers looked like they just woke up. It's almost like they feel guilty serving us their food.
Now the food. We ordered:
Hot and sour soup. It is the worst hot and sour soup in recent memory, that's including food court soup and instant soup mix.
Chop suey. Veggies are nicely fried, not overcooked. A tad on the salty side.
Seafood fried rice. Flavour is there, seafood is fresh, but quite salty.
Chicken chow mein. Very salty.
Honey garlic pork. Too dry. Imagine a piece of pork that you deep fried in the morning then let it sit til evening, deep fried again and serve. That's the same pork here.
Black cod with special sauce. I seriously hope that it's just a mess up from the cook tonight because this used to be so good. The dish we got tonight is too salty to eat, and i like my salted fish. So definitely not worth the $14.95 for this dish.
So to sum it up, a good restaurant gone bad. Good bye Dragon Palace.
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.
Our reservation was for 8:30 pm on Friday night. the service was slow servers seemed clueless except for one. took over an hour after sitting to get the appitizers calamari and sweet chili chicken which was okay. then 45 min to get the ceasar salads again okay then another hour passed to get our main course the steaks were not great the chicken was dry the vegetables may or may not have passed by a stove no one recieved coffee or tea trying to even order drinks was a joke we finally got out of there close to midnight everyone tired bored and annoyed .shame really since it's a big chain. Would not recommend or ever go back .
Not worth the price in my opinion. Food is pretty good but we weren't blown away. Did enjoy the classic fish and chips english style but wanted more. The salad appetizer was delicious and my wife was enjoying it I guess. She is on a diet again. fish was too rich. Goat cheese on the side was very good but also super rich.
It’s been 6 years now coming to the Rivers Reach pub. The food has been great with a good price and has kept me coming back. Everything on the food menu is done well.
Regarding drinks, do not bother ordering anything other than bottled beverages. The last 7 out of 8 mixed drinks have been terrible. They are a colossal waste of money.
The pub used to be offices and the remaining décor is pleasant. It along with the food has kept me going back.
The service however, has made the rest almost void. Customer loyalty is meaningless here. The hostesses have attitude problems, and tipping significantly for years hasn’t helped. The service is excessively slow, and waiving down someone who isn’t your server gets you attitude. The only way to get service is to physically get up and go find them.
Now my interest in this place as all but vanished. With an occasional exception, going here is just not worth it.
It's a pub - clean and functional, a little dark, and could use some updating - that's why I only gave a mediocre for ambiance. (The tables had beer labels on them, lacquered or plastic coated in.....1980's style) Lots of TV's, would be ok to catch a game.
Fair value - all the pub fare was on par with any other average pub, without the inflated prices. Lunch for 4 with a couple of drinks each was under $80.00.
Service: Our server was friendly and efficient, and attentive, she did quite well considering there was a flurry of people coming in about the same time, and she seemed to be the only waitress on duty. She did apologize for the wait on the food, explaining that all the food orders came in at once, but none of us felt that we had been kept wating, so I expect the food usually comes pretty quick.
Generous portions! I ordered the beef dip, it was tasty, and the bun and au jus came out just right, although not piping hot. I would normally order a salad, but judging by the outdated decor, my expectation was wilted iceberg lettuce and shredded carrot - so I ordered the fries. I wish I'd taken my chances with the salad, as I found the fries a little soggy - I suspect my plate was waiting a bit for my dining companions meals to catch up. They all had fries too, and found them pretty good. I was relieved to discover the food wasn't overly salty!
C and R both ordered fish and chips, and they both thought they were great. The generous portions of fish had the perfect amount, and right kind of batter - not too much, not too thick, not overwhelming the fish.
J ordered a cordon bleu chicken burger, this is not the breaded kind, and he practically inhaled it.....it must hae been good.
We also ordered an assortment of drinks. The Caesars were on special, and they were tasty! Coffee was good, Irish coffee even better, and they had some good beer on tap. We enjoyed a couple of pints of Granville Island Pale Ale, and J ordered a pop too.
All in all, it was pretty good, and we'll return.
Hungry for beef dip, I entered the Met Bar & Grill. Immediately as I sat down I was met with hostility. Incidentally, I am a disabled minority and am not sure which was met with anger.
I was asked to take off my corrective eye gear, for which I have a doctors note stating I need them at all times, in order for him to “see that you[I] won’t cause any trouble.”
I didn’t ask for alcohol despite it being a bar and grill. I have never caused trouble in any other bar or club so therefore he had no reason to suspect the worse of me.
Narrowing down causes for hostility, this leaves only two immediate possibilities: prejudice against my corrective eye wear, and racism.
I removed my corrective eye wear for him and is unclear to my why I stayed. Possibly to prove I had no hostility. Possibly because I had been craving beef dip and was hungry.
Now to comment on the food: it was edible but over priced for what it was.
Aside from the person who showed unnecessary hostility, the food came prompt and the chefs seem on the ball.
The ambiance was average. Nothing stood out, but nothing was bad.
My friend had a coupon so we tried the 3 course meal. We both opted for the grean salad, crab topped salmon and a glass of wine. A dessert was available instead of the wine, there was a crab soup, a Caesar salad, and crab topped steak available. The salad was very good, and quite large, the salmon was excellent, but I found the crab topping only soso. Anyway with the $10 off each meal coupon this was an outstanding deal.
Was there last night for a wedding banquet. Nice decor, the ambiance was nice, but I guess it would have to be since they charged extra for the decorating. The only downside was that their audio system malfunctioned at the beginning and they left out the music when the bride and the groom walked out to the stage. I guess everyone was waiting for some kind of wedding music but it only made the entire hall quiet...very strange indeed.
The tables were pretty cramped, so cramped that the servers couldn't even go between the tables. Our server had to reach over my face to collect the dirty plates after each course and we had to pass dishes down for almost every course. It was quite annoying and dangerous since it involved passes a hot bowl of hot bird's nest soup over my daughter's head. Unacceptable in my opinion!! They were also shortstaffed since service was slow and our wine glasses were often empty. Some guests had to resort to getting the bottles from the side and pouring their own wine.
The food was alright..decent...the ingredients they used was expensive and good quality, but it's in the way they make the dishes. Most of the dishes were flavourful and well-seasoned, but the squabs was definitely overcooked. It was one of the few times that I didn't want seconds because the first one I had was tough and dry, and I love squabs!! Same issue with the fish. Presentation of all the dishes was quite ordinary, I have definitely seen better and more creative presentation at other Chinese wedding banquets. Most of those dishes I found quiet greasy, but I guess that comes with eating at a Chinese restaurant.
I've also been there for lunch. Service was also slow, and their dim sum wasn't all that spectacular neither, not for the price you have to pay. Dishes were slow to come and they often came barely warm or cold.
When you have to pay so much per table (my husband is close friend with the groom, so we knew how much they paid) for a wedding banquet (or for any meal), you often expect a lot more...well, you won't get it from Kirin!
The service was great. I had the steak medium rare with pasta and some red wine and my wife had the Veal. The people were friendly and the atmosphere made us feel like we were in a mini vacation. I have recommended this place to my friends and they love it.
My wife and me have visited Paddlewheeler a fair few times even though there are many nice restaurants in the area. It is cheap here though and not far for us. The pub is a good one for the setting, food quality is OK and the service is fast etc and it's the most expensive and they know us by now so not a bad place over all.
I just moved back to this nieghbourhood afar a 12 year absence. The day I moved in a friend who helped me move & I went looking for a place for a bite to eat and found this around the corner. We both had the basic breakfast, and loved it, especially the hash browns. I am not a big hash browns fan but these were brilliant. Since then I try to get over there once or twice a week (last week I was on hols and ended eating there 3 days in a row including having brekky & lunch in the same day)
When I go in I ask the owner Michael what is the special of the day, and that is what I have. It could be chilli, mac & cheese, chicken stew (last weeks lunch), and I have never been disappointed.
The coffee is very good also.
2's all around for this place. Fish burrito consisted of 2 frozen "fish" fingers. Was it real fish? I don't know. Was it their fingers? I don't know. Didn't taste like much. Could have been fish, could have been fingers, could have been any number of things. Had to wait an extra five minutes while they unfrozen them. Add refried beans that looked more like something my 2 year old made. Hmm this is not going well. Would you like sour cream and guacaomole? Yes. Didn't say that sour cream was free but guacamole was an extra 75 cents. Tricky.
They have white, whole wheat, tomato and spinach tortillas which really do not translate as flavours more so as white, brown, green, and red. I think I had green. After they put in the mystery fingers, baby poop, green glop and white glop I got a small spoonful of "cheese" and some salsa. That's about it. Cost me lober $8. Was full of bland after a few bites and chucked it out. They used to give you free chips and have bottles of hot sauce on every table. I guess they stopped because they wouldn't want the food to taste like anything? Weird,
The value really is outstanding if you have the $10 coupon from the local newspaper otherwise it may be too expensive ie $13-$15 for a hamburger and fries. But what a great burger. The meat was first class and my wife's chicken burger as good a breast of chicken as she's had. Clearly they buy the best.The wedge fries are huge steak cut and reminded me of what fries should be. You get enough for two people but I ate all mine.The best I've had in years. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. Music was great. Even without the coupon I would definitely return but with it this is as good a value as you'll get anywhere.
Went out today for a friends birthday. We had gone bowling, and then we were supposed to go to Boston Pizza, but my friend neglected to make reservations, so they told us it would be an hour wait and alot of people didn't want to wait, so since none of the other people drive (there were about 12-15 people I think) we kind of were stuck and had to go to Burger King for a birthday party (Yes, I was pretty dissapointed at first)
I had preceeded to order, and I ordered alot of food. a Quad stacker, fries, coke and two 6 piece of chicken nuggets. I had never tried thier stacker sauce before and asked the cashier if I could have a little bit of a sample.....he told me that they were not allowed to give tiny samples of bloody sauces (of course I argueed with him and demanded to talk to a manger) I mean WTF? I mean, who doesn't give a tiny sample of bloody sauce to sample? anyhow, I talked to the manager and he offered me some (don't know if it was because I made a stink about it) but anyhow, I liked it.
We then all sat down, ate, laughed, enjoyed ourselves and left.
I guess it wasn't the ideal place, but none the less had fun even for our ages (25-35) I had written a review about another restaurant we went to 2 years ago for the same guys birthday (Swiss Chalet) which was horrible, and I mentioned that we would have had a better time dinning at Wendy's....Guess I wasn't sarcastic when I said that after all, as we all had a better time here that we did at Swiss Chalet 2 years ago.
This former location of the Orange Room was a favorite of ours for a number of years. As sad as it was to hear of its closing we were equally excited to hear of a new Japanese restaurant in town. Well, unfortunately the anticipation turned to disappointment as we finally tried it out.
The ambiance in our opinion was fair. The decorating was pleasant and kitchy but really could be so much better if they employed softer lighting.
As for the food the green tea was great, as was the temaki (sushi cone). Unfortunately the rest of the meal was marginal at best. The tempura was soggy and the maki was very very dry. The teriyaki chicken was cold inside and burnt on the outside.
The service was sadly some of the worst we have encountered. Our order was delivered incorrectly and sent back three times before it was right. Our drinks arrived halfway through the main entree after numerous requests and 3 other tables that were seated after us were served and out the door before we were eating dessert.
Sadly our experience was disappointing and we will likely not return.
Went here with a friend for a lunch and from the get go I knew I should have just turned around and walked out. The server were pushy and rude when they wanted to get by you. We seated ourselves and ordered our lunch after a few minutes. I ordered the 6oz steak sandwich along with soup and my buddy ordered the beef dip. The food arrived 10 minutes later which was good as we were starving. The steak was over cooked a bit and came on one slice of toast. The soup of the day was thick like beef chilli and was satisfactory. The steak sandwich for $11.95 was definitely not worth it. The piece of steak was of such poor quality that it was very chewy and bland. You had to add salt and A-1 sauce to swallow it. My friend said the beef dip was ok. The bun and fries were good but the shaved beef was too of poor quality. When we finished we asked for our bill to be separate. She came back with one bill with both of our orders. I repeated myself saying that we wanted separate bills. The old looking brunette seemed annoyed and storm off and said that she will take care of it. Wanting to get out asap, we went up to the till to pay. She then showed up really annoyed and rude. We finally had our bills separated and paid. The service was very poor and the attitude from this server was enough that I will never come back again.
As mentioned in the other reviews, this restaurant use to operate as Dragon Palace. They had a good assortment dishes on their dim sum menu but since moving to this location, they've had to cut certain dishes from their menu due to the lack of kitchen space. It was pretty upsetting as this was the only place in town where I could get Chinese donut and soy milk, as well as jellyfish.All that aside, I still enjoy coming to this restaurant. Their food is delicious, especially their marinate beef soup with noodles. The broth is hearty and the don't skimp out on the meat. The prices are very affordable in comparison the portions they serve. All around great value for good quality Chinese food. The only downside I have to this place is that it always seems smoky, as if there's a haze of smoke lingering throughout the restaurant. It's odorless but the smoke is there. I assume the hood fans in the kitchen aren't strong enough to blow out all the smoke from all the cooking they do back there...considering it's a smaller kitchen. But don't let this stop you from dining in.
If you want some really decent pub food, this is a good place to go.
Servers are always friendly, but if you go there on a sunny day when the patio is open, be forwarned that service is going to be extremely slow... there have been a few times where I have waited over an hour before my food actually arrived. The server should have told me it was going to be a long wait when I put the order in, but they didn't. I couldn't get mad at the servers as it was obvious that they were overwhelmed and busting their butts off to server everyone. The problem is that on days where the patio is being used, management should be hiring additional servers and cooking staff to handle the additional volume. It seems to be regular problem here. I still go there, but if I'm on a schedule to be somewhere else afterwords, I'll go somewhere else where I know I'll be served quickly.
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