A friend recommended this place to me and my wife and we were amazed at how delicious and authentic the food was. The owner, Raul cooked up some very tasty dishes that had true Mexican flavor. The service was top notch and for an incredible price. Don't be fooled from the outside of this small restaurant, it has a warm family feel to it once you get inside. On the wall we saw that this place has won many awards over the past 10 years now as the Best Mexican Cousine. Very Impressive. If you love Mexican food, you must try this place!
me and my friends always go to burger burger for lunch when we get the chance.
the food is always good, never disappointed.
for $7 you can get a burger with poutine and drink. great value!
the food always fills you up but sometimes gives you this aftertaste for a few hours when you burp.
the thing that stands out at burger burger besides the value is the couple who run it.
many times me and my friends have gone and 1 or 2 of them didnt order anything simply because they did not have any lunch money, the couple always gives them free fries! making sure they dont leave empty handed,
class act. the place can use some renovation and cleaning up.
This was my third time at this boston pizza location and I really didnt want to go, the other times I went I didn't get very good service but i was really impressed this time. The new manager Sam was great he came to the table and hung out for a few minutes and really made us feel like we were wanted in the store, They were also pretty busy at the time and after about 15 minutes of waiting for our food Sam brought out chips and salsa which was great while we waited for our food. Our server Leanne was the cuttest little thing she ACTUALLY had knowledge of what was going on which was interesting because at the other boston pizzas in the area they look at you like your crazy when you ask where the bathroom is. I'm excited to go back!
This used to be the Orange Room.
They have 30% off a daily special, usually 2 items.
Tonight it was Okonomiyaki with Tempura & Vancouver roll.
For the Okonomiyaki, you could have it with seafood ( shrimp, mussels, squid ), meat and/or veggies.
This also included Steamed Egg soup/Suomono salad, tempura and for dessert: ice cream or banana tempura.
The Vancouver roll was served hot with a deep-fried prawn inside with mayonnaise.
The decor is very nice and the service is prompt.
We would come here again.
I will start this review by saying that I am Mexican. I absolutetly love Mexican food and I look for authentic mexican restaurants anywhere I go. Before I found Ole Ole it was just "ok" eating at other places, but when I finally was recommended to Ole-Ole I was thrilled.
I cannot put into words what the Steak Ranchero did to my dining experience and to my "real Mexican restaurant search". The steak was cooked to perfection and accompanied by an amazing enchilada. I have to note that the owner makes things from scratch, meaning that his dishes are authentic. His sour cream is real mexican sour cream, the cheese is full of flavor, his chorizo spectacular! The beans are beyond tasty, the avocado mixed with tomatoes and the rice absolutely delicious. The green enchiladas are extremely tasty too, I cannot have enough of them.
Pretty much anything you order from the menu will just leave you loving Ole-Ole. I recommend it a million times so, if you are looking for a true mexican restaurant, please visit Ole Ole. It is a small place, but incredibly large and rich in flavor.
My absolute respect to his owner, who will make sure you have a true mexican taste. And besides that, he is a kind and friendly man that will ensure you have a very pleasant time.
Went there alone for dinner one night. Been meaning to try this place for a while now because of the decent reviews I've been hearing about this place. Not much ambiance to speak of, the decor was a little dated and because it's an open kitchen, the air smelled like food and grease as soon as you walk in. The washroom was a little dingy too and looked as if it was hazily put together.
Anyway, I decided to try their pad thai, which was $10, fairly reasonably priced for most pad thai's I've eaten. I was expected a good decent portion, but when my plate came, it was about half the size of what I've expected, more like an "afternoon-tea" sized meal at a Hong Kong style cafe. Half the plate was noodles and the other half was raw bean sprouts which they have probably washed but have not drained properly because there was a ring of water all around my plate. The taste was alright, nothing extraordinary. There were like 5 small shrimps of my plate, which definitely tasted like frozen shrimps, and fried tofu that was quite greasy.
All in all, was not impressed with this place and won't be coming back.
At one time this was a dump, but new owners have done an impressive job. Now it is a chic pub with a young upscale customer base. Staff is friendly and they have a smart separate area for private parties, plus a patio.
The dry ribs are excellent. My partner's burger was great, but my steak was overcooked. Next time I would order the burger or pulled pork sandwich where overcooking doesn't matter.
They took the price of the steak off the bill as they hadn't cooked it properly which is good customer service.
There is lots of parking at the back, and you reach the pub via Auckland street.
The other day I had lunch here with a couple of friends. It was one of the few days we have seen sun this summer so we were able to sit on the lovely patio. My friends ordered beer and I asked for ice water with lime and a pitcher of water for the table. Our drinks arrived several minutes later and there was lemon instead of lime with my water. I requested lime again and the server said, "Of course and I'll be right back with your pitcher." About five minutes later she returned with a small piece of lime IN HER FINGERS not on a little plate. Who knows what she had touched during the wait time! By this time I had finished my glass of water and she again said she'd get the pitcher right away. It arrived several minutes later.
I ordered the chicken avacado club sandwich on marbled rye with salad. (Why do people who shy away from unhealthy fries have to pay more to substitute salad?) My friends ordered the salmon burger/salad and Greek wrap/fries. The food was excellent! Absolutely delicious!
Two of us ate only half our food and the server asked us if we wanted to take it with us and walked away without taking our plates. When she returned she brought containers and bags for US to pack up our own lunches! What's with that?!
At this point our plates and glasses were empty and we kept waiting for her to bring our bills. Finally I asked for our billS and awhile later she returned with one bill. When she observed us figuring out the bill she asked if it was okay all on one and I said I'd requested billS. Several minutes after that, we got our separate bills.
It was wonderful to be with friends and be able to eat delicious food outside on the patio but the poor service certainly detracted from the occasion. I will eat here again but I will not sit in this server's area.
My wife and I discovered Dublin Castle a few years ago. It instantly became our favourite restaurant in town and has continued as such ever since. The food is excellent and the presentation rivals restaurants that come with significantly higher prices.
The soups are great. Our favourite has been the ministrone that we enjoyed last night. The main course selections provide good variety. We have tried many of them and all have been very good. There is a really unique flair to the food for the New West area.
The relaxed and friendly Irish atmosphere makes for a great way to spend a couple of hours for dinner. The value for the money is great. The waitress is very cute and flaunts some. We will certainly continue to make this a regular dining spot.
The reviews made Burger Burger sound viable so on another burger binge my gf and I headed here.
It's in a seedier part of New West and upon entering, really does live up to the hype of a dive. It's dirty, unkempt with homemade menus and complete with old, sticky tables and crappy vinyl chairs. Even the red ketchup squeeze bottles look at little suspect. If you have any ounce of being fussy, you won't like it here.
We didn't care so we ordered and sat down while we waited. My gf went with the single mushroom while I went big with the bigger 6oz double patty with cheese and bacon. We shared a poutine and a bottle of coke as they do not have a fountain machine. The patties are hand formed and has an authentic homespun flavour to it. It even tastes the part as they trade juiciness with a dense, more meatloaf type body and consquently they are a little more dry. They do use orange processed cheese and strip bacon which are rather expensive add ons but again, I likened the way they do not accompany with ketchup or mustard condiments for you but you do get lettuce, white onions and tomato. The poutine was mediocre with a typical gravy and fries but the sparce topping of shredded cheese seemed cheap.
It's a family run business so despite the visuals the people are friendly and bring your order to your table. They also seem to have a loyal following with what looked like many regulars.
I like regular Joe, blue collar approved food stops and this one easily makes that list.
We met at the Kegfor a birthday party for about 14 people from my wife's work. They put us on the outside area...what a nice atmo. It was at 8pm but we had a nice cute waitress with beautiful legs and hair. The steak was great along with a wedge salad, mashed potatoes and beans. The calimari was the best. Wine was great as well. Would to back again. Went June, 22nd, 2011. F
I moved to New Westminster about a year ago, and it so happened that the Keg was conveniently within walking distance for me.
On my first visit, I dined by myself. Ordered my steak medium, and was served rare, so I showed the waiter and asked for it to be corrected. 20 minutes later, my plate comes back. The steak definately looked chared from the outside, but once I cut into it, the blood just oozed out of it. I'm somewhat upset at this point because I've being sitting at the table by myself twiddling my thumbs just to watch people be seated after me and then leave before I actually get to eat. 20 minutes later, again my plate comes back. The steak was not meduim done, it was overdone and dry. I left the steak, and ate the veggies and potatoe. On the positive side, the manager did come by and appologize, and complimented the dinner.
Now, with living so close, I eventually gave this location another try... thinking that my previous poor dining experiencce might have just been something that doesn't happen too often. I was wrong. Pretty much the same thing happened. I did say to the manager that given this is a steakhouse, the cooks should know how to cook a steak properly. To have the same problem happen in two consecutive visits suggest that the kids in this kitchen don't put alot of care in what they are sending out.
The look of the place was nice.... liked it. I can't blame my poor experience on the waiter as they were quite attentive and somewhat embarrased as to the quality of food that came out of the kitchen.
Given the prices on the menu, management needs to ensure that the quality of food coming out of the kitchen is good value. My impression in seeing the cooks at work in the kitchen was not very good... playing practical jokes on eachother... it was like there was a party going on in the kitchen. It did not look like there was any head-chef that was checking the quality of food that was being sent out.
My recommendation to anyone who wants an awesome steak dinner... skip the Keg altogether, spend the extra 10 or 15 bucks per plate, and go to Hy's Steakhouse in downtown Vancouver. You won't regret it.
I've been going to Ki-Sushi for about year because of the convenient location. I love the new place. I do agree with many people that certain days of the week or hours of the day, the service could be a lot better. There was a time where one of the waitresses had this rude attitude towards a question about certain rolls to my friend... but other then that, they have been very friendly every time I have gone with a few to a quite large group of friends.
I am pretty surprised on the quality of most of their food (well seasoned and decent portions) and essentially the good speed, to me it's not too fast and not too quick, and I actually like the fact the waitress leaves us alone when we are trying to decide on what to order (it's boring and lame to constantly order the same thing repeatedly).
The new location you can see the handful of (dominantly men from what I remember) making sushi. There are enough that I think they have a convenient line-cook style like method, because most of the fancy rolls are just fancy California rolls so I think. some of them make California rolls constantly... The only real disappointment is that their fancy rolls are essentially just overpriced California rolls... the outside is the fancy additional flavor.. and to me it's too expensive just to have a pretty outside of a roll.
I have tried their chicken and beef teriyaki and I LOVE it there - their okonomiyaki is not traditional it's more "Chinese style" as my friends and I call it (so if you're looking for the real thing, I suggest you avoid it). Another thing that has bothered me is that their menu is very inefficient, it would be great if they revised the menu and actually put in detail the contents of each roll (mainly for people who have a few things they are picky about or are allergic to, or even prefer and find interesting). The most inefficient thing of all is that they only have one area to pay - people paying separately, people getting and paying for take-out... It gets very full and having to wait for five minutes or more just to pay is really annoying.
We ordered drinks and the 'Unique Platter' ($22) which is basically large oval plate piled with several tastings of HG's appetizers. Everything except for the mixed greens salad was lackluster and tasted bland as though the person who made it forgot to add (at the very least) the salt and pepper. Crab cakes were more cake than crab. Bruschetta was like eating cheap white day-old french bread sliced with unseasoned chopped tomato mix (no garlic, no olive oil drizzle, no warmth from the bread). Stuffed mushrooms were watery. Presentation D-. If you're going to serve a platter of different appetizers, don't just place them on a plate and call it a day. And if you're going to serve guacamole, at the very least squeeze lemon juice on the advocado before it oxidizes because brown guacamole don't look pretty especially if it's unceremoniously plopped on top of the mixed greens.
The drink special was Vodka slimes (vodka, club soda, lime). But they f**ked that up too by adding lime cordial.
Since starting work in burnaby/new west a year ago I would periodically stop in at the Wafflehouse for breaky before work. Everything was fine, decent service and food...
Until one day I was in the bathroom and watched as the waitress left without washing her hands. If she doesn't even wash her hands after doing her business who knows how else she handles food? Disgusting.
Emailed the manager, no reply. Doesn't seem to care to be losing someone who was becoming a repeat customer.
Surprisingly poor meal. The restaurant has a nice design and our waiter was great, but at the end of the day the food is what matters, and to be honest ... it kind of sucks. When your business is seafood, you should probably figure out how to cook it in a palatable fashion. I hope all the Boathouses aren't like this one ... Needless to say, I won't be back ... ever.
I go to this restaurant almost all the time and I have to say that this place served the WORST today. I went there (I was alone), sat down on chair and ready to take my order. However, there were two young female servers who were about high school girls, igonored my table and keep chatting with other employees. I was keep sitting on chair and looking at them but they just ignored me. One of them was serving customer who came 10 minutes after I came in and the other one was just talking with other employees and served other customers who came 20 minutes after I came in and sat down on chair. This is NOT fair because I came in first and ready to take order but those young female servers didnot even make an eye contact to me and kept helping other customers. I have to say that their service was very horrible. In fact, I used to go this restaurant many times, when I had very great female server who served better but this was the first time today where I got igonored by different young female servers. I'm not saying bad about them, but what im trying to say is that please be respect other person espeically to the customers whose waiting to take order WITHOUT ingore them.
My boyfriend and I went to Aldo's to celebrate his job promotion and thought that this neighbourhood restaurant might fit the bill. We started with the antipasto plate which was average, decent salami and pancetta, good cheese, but some overly pickled vegetables. After finding out from the waiter that the pasta is dry, not fresh, we should have been "tipped off" on our entree...but we went ahead and ordered puttanesca linguine ($14) with meatballs (additional $3) and linguine primavera ($15). The puttanesca was ok and the meatballs were decent.
The real surprise here was the over use of canned vegetables. For example, the primavera had almost all canned vegetables in it, including water chestnuts. Who puts water chestnuts into Italian food?! The mushrooms - canned. Baby corn - canned. Baby corn in primavera?! Everything but the watery, over-cooked broccoli was canned.
In a city full of decent Italian restaurants, whether found on The Drive or downtown, it is a shame to see a neighbourhood family restaurant fail so much with the food. The service was quite good and as others have mentioned, the owner spoke to some customers.
We did use an entertainment coupon and the discount applied to the puttanesca only...and not the meatballs which were in the dish (not a side order) and cost an additional $3.
This is mediocre dining in New West at it's finest!
I have been here several times now and have been thoroughly impressed each time.
My first visit I met a few friends there who were there to watch a Canuck's game. The place was PACKED and the vibe was fantastic (maybe because the Canuck's were wining!). They had "Canuck's Shots" for $2.99 during the game and it was "Wing Night" so my friends and I loaded up on both. The food had already been ordered when I got there but because we were seated right next to where they keep the menus I had a peek at what else they had to offer. Our waitress noticed me looking over the menu and asked if I wanted to order anything else (I DID want to since their menu is pretty extensive although not entirely "Irish") but because I had already eaten I let her know I was just reviewing it for possible future visits.
She was super-sweet and proceeded to tell me about their dinner special the next night which was Sirloin Steak and Prawns for $11.99! And that they did a brunch menu on the weekends. My parents were coming into the city the next day so I asked if I could make reservations for the 3 of us for dinner but oddly enough they don't take reservations for groups less than 8 people! Kind of understandable since they do have limited space.
I did go back the next night with my parents (we ended up with the same waitress!). She recognized me and seemed genuinly happy to see me return (so refreshing to be treated so kindly by another female! (who by the way was VERY pretty as were all the other girls working there!)). The place was packed (again) even though there was no hockey game. The steak and prawns were perfectly cooked and came with ceaser salad and garlic bread. My parents loved the place and were also impressed by how attentive our waitress was. I assured them we would come back for the weekend brunch before they went back home the following week.
We did return for brunch the following Sunday and although we did have to wait 10 minutes for a table and the previous waitress was nowhere to be seen the service was still amazing and the food was great yet again especially for the rediculously inexpensive price.
I took a friend from work there last Tuesday for lunch and had the Greek Burger at the suggestion of our waitress, my friend had the California Burger with sweet potato fries (had to mention that since they were the best sweet potato fries I've ever sampled! My ceaser salad was great too but next time I'll go with the sweet potato fries!!). The place was bustling again but the waitress (all 3 of them!) greeted us and made us feel at home, the service was quick, the food came out very quickly and tasted delicious!!
I'll definately go back a.s.a.p.!!
I went to Yiannis on Saturday night with a friend from out of town. He always looks for Greek food when he is in the city. I had read the reviews of all the local Greek places and decided to give Yianni's largely based largely on the reviews here. The ambience was fine and our server was very good. No fault there at all. The food however was a huge letdown. His Saganaki was a greasy mess (and he was very disappointed that it wasn't "flaming"). I ordered the lamb souvlaki (over cooked) with extra salad instead of rice. I should not have bothered - the salad was bland and lifeless and very poorly presented. My friend's meal ( the garlic prawn dinner) arrived in two plates - one loaded with the salad, rice and an anemic looking potatoe, with the prawns in a bowl on the side. Really??? My quest for a decent Greek restaurant in New West continues.
|2.||Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine|
|4.||Burger Heaven Restaurant|
|5.||Cockney Kings Fish & Chips|
|6.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|7.||Hon's Wun Tun House|
|8.||Go Thai Restaurant|
|9.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|10.||Aldo's Pasta Bar|
|11.||Old Bavaria Haus, The|
|13.||Rivers Reach Pub|
|15.||Hi Dozo Sushi|
|17.||Old Spaghetti Factory|
|20.||Frankie G's Boilerhouse Pub|
|1.||Old Bavaria Haus, The|
|2.||Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine|
|5.||Yianni's Greek Taverna|
|6.||Ole Ole Mexican Deli|
|7.||Go Thai Restaurant|
|8.||Rivers Reach Pub|
|9.||Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant|
|10.||Burger Heaven Restaurant|
|11.||Frankie G's Boilerhouse Pub|
|12.||Aldo's Pasta Bar|
|13.||Cockney Kings Fish & Chips|
|14.||Hi Dozo Sushi|
|15.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|17.||Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The|
|20.||Old Spaghetti Factory|