sometimes my wife craves chinese and I get her some here on the way home. OK.
I occasionally take out from here. The crispy ginger beef is absolutely her fayyyvaaarite. The service is Asian, but the restaurant is actually friendly but of course there is no stmosphere. The lemon chicken was good, not great. The rice is actually eatable and sticks together quite well which I find an important part of a meal although others would not. Overall, its my regular for chinese food! A wifes fav. and normally shes a picky eater!
Menu choices here are 1 bowl and all-you-can-eat. The bowls are a decent size and you can get a lot into them, so unless you are really hungry you probably don't need that option. The meal also comes with a small cup of soup and a bowl of rice. They also have appetizers available which we didn't try.
A couple of things that were not up to par with any other Mongolian places I have been (up- or down- scale):
1) The meat selection is 3 choices and tofu, which is the smallest I have ever come across east, west, north or south. While not a heavy-duty carnivore, more choices would have been appreciated.
2) The grill was not cleaned well, in that the well beneath the grill was full, and I mean full, of scrapings and the cook did not clean the grill when there was a pause in cooking - I have never been in a place where the grill wasn't scraped with water frequently to keep a clean surface, so that there was food residue all over the cooking surface and then, where the food was scraped to, below, was seriously unappealing and, again, I have never seen that before.
3) I think the grill was too hot as the food appeared to stick quite quickly and the cook used quite a bit of water, I saw my noodles burning pretty quickly and, given the speed of the cook, moving from bowl to bowl, a little less heat would give him a bit more time to make the rounds.
On the plus side, several different types of noodles and an okay selection of veggies. On the unexpected side, people left their bowl at the counter with a sticky note with their name on it and went back to their table, which was a new one to me (and which is why I was there to observe the over-hot grill).
I would consider this place for lunch as I do like Mongolian Grills (hence having been to quite a few in Canada and the US) - but I would probably let them bring my bowl to the table as the condition of the grill was not appealing. And I would add extra sauce to the 5 scoopfuls I used, as the sauce boiled off pretty quickly.
Wow!!! Great place to watch the game. More TV's than I could count. Play a game, retro rock trivia, pull tabs, keno. See a live band. Eat great food. And the best part is that the prices completely reasonable. Staff and crowd lots of fun. Great place totally plan to go back. Can't wait!!
I recently went to this pub for dinner with my husband and some friends who have moved into the neighbourhood and we enjoyed ourselves immensely! It was "Retro Rock Trivia Night" there which was a blast (and the prizes were awesome!) and the food and drinks were delicious! I was pleasantly surprised as I wasn't sure how nice this place would be on the inside. However, it was super clean with friendly staff and nice decor. There were TVs everywhere and the pub was really busy. They even have a cute little "library" room which you can have a larger group of people in if you want to have a birthday party, etc. there. Very cool!
The food was terrific. I loved the "Moon Burger" and my husband said the Pulled Pork sandwich was one of the best he's ever had! As well, try the Macaroni and Cheese balls - unique and delicious! All in all, I'd go back again and will be telling all my friends about this pub as well!
Having moved into the neighbourhood a few months ago, my husband and I have been trying out the local restaurants and have been quite pleased.....until this place...Place was fairly busy.
Ordered the eggplant dip to start...a greasy oily slick of harsh garlic. Prawns were well overcooked with no nuance of flavor,. i agree with last review, just the standard dishes at very high prices.
This isn't the cheapest breakfast around but the food is great and the staff very welcoming. Try the Dutch Pannekoek . There is usually a special. There are also waffles, Benny's and plain old Big breakfast for those who just want their Bacon and eggs.
It is at the Quay so you can enjoy the sun and walk along the boardwalk afterwards. It is a small restaurant not realy suitable for a big group -- 4 people max.. They also serve lunch, but we usually have the Dutch Breakfast Pannekoek.
They have a few tables outside which are nice on a sunny day.
Our family went here tonight for dinner to celebrate my dad's 81st birthday. It's not actually in the Starlight casino, but in a plaza very near the casino. It has an elegant atmosphere, but it didn't feel "stuffy" at all. The staff were attentive and fun as they served us. Maybe, it was more relaxed because the restaurant was only half full on this Sunday night. The food was good. We ordered the set menu for dinner which included the cold platter, two crabs, and prawns. I think it will be on our list of family favourite restaurants.
I've also been here for dim sum and it was really busy. I think it's over-priced for dim sum but if you want a nice atmosphere to entertain your friends, then I would recommend it, or the place next door which they also own, Shang's Noodle House (which is a bit more casual).
Decided to try Mongo Bongo for the first time and it was alright to say the least. Service is kinda weird, you put your name on a sticky note and cling it to your bowl so after the cook is finished the server then takes the bowl and walks around the place calling your name, there are better technologies than this, seeing as the waiter will come to your table and say a name like Jen? then you say no bob, and they say sorry and go to the next table and ask a name. The appies were kinda costco style a bit over deep fried. the ambience is great, I like it anyway, they show sports and what ever on the big screen and have music playing at the same time but not loud or anything. You pay for your bowl 10 bucks and fill it as much as you can. the food bar can be a little deceiving as you have the person behind you waiting to fill your bowl and you can't feel quite relaxed while you do it, but you can allways let them ahead of you, it just means you wait longer for your meal. all and all, probably won't go back any time soon, not because it wasn't o.k just have had better tasting for the same price, but hey if i'm hungry and wanna watch the game, have a beer and some food and am in the area i may pop in again.
thank you for my experience.
When you want a Sport's bar -- to have a drink and a meal and see the game then this is the place. There are TV Screens everywhere -- floor to ceiling size screens. No matter where you sit you can see the game.
Servers are attentive and friendly. The food is a notch above other pubs The Martinis are a bit pricey but they make them well. They also have pool tables and other games. It is kind of a guy hang out, but the night we went there were lots of couples and several large groups of gals having a night out.
It is right next to the casino, so you can always go there after for the live music and slots.
Our usual Chinese place is closed on Tuesdays, so we decided to give the new owners of this Hon's one last chance, and true to form they totally disappointed.
The food was barely edible. I mean, it was not good. The chicken balls were mystery meat specials. I think they were pork. My wife thought maybe old chicken tidbits, pressed scraps or something. The batter was better than the meat. The sauce for them was thin, vinegary, and had a nasty oily sheen.
The spring rolls were mostly wrapper, and were freezer burned. Unreal! The potstickers were wafer thin and almost transparent. A far cry from the plump dumplings that used to be served.
Shrimp fried rice was acceptable and that's the kindest thing I can say about it. It tasted like white rice with chicken oxo cube broth and frozen vegetables stirred in. The shrimps were small and sparse. It was like a little treasure hunt game to find the seafood.
The only thing that was remotely tasty was the curried beef brisket.
Service gets a three because it was ready very quickly and they were pleasant on the phone. Saw the reason for the quick service when we rolled in to pick up; the place was almost empty. At 6pm there were only three or four tables of people. This restaurant used to be packed with a line out the door every night at this time.
Don't think we'll be going back.
Packed and for good reason. Loads of pretty women here. Eye candy central. Ever since Rivers Reach opened, I've been going there for pints, wine, chicken wings and fish and chips.
Bar none, they have the best pub style fish and chips. Although, be warned, 2 pieces gets you two giant slabs of fish and unless you have an abnormally large appetite there's no way you'll finish it all. Wine is reasonably marked up. Also, the waitresses are quick and if tipped well quick to remember ya. blonde Eye candy. Everything there is a hit.
Highly recommend, go go go!
They say, "you get what you paid for", so anyone expecting a superb meal should not bother. The fish is alright. I can't really taste the difference but I've gone back to Cockney Kings a few times with a couple of friends. I've had mixed service. Usually the servers are friendly and attentive to your needs. They will come and tell you that the kitchen is about to shut down so you can make your last orders.
My worst experience there was the last time I was there (maybe a month ago). I went with a party of 5 as usual, and we made our orders. It was 7pm when we got our food. Since the boys were hungry, they chowed down the fish and chips within ten minutes. Our server never came to check up on us until 7:30 even though we had tried to get her attention. We asked for more fish and she said that the kitchen had shut down already. When we told her that nobody told us that the kitchen was shutting down, she gave attitude and told us that we should know they shut the fryer down at 7:30. Another server came to our table and told us they would give us another order and apologized for our original server. We weren't rude about wanting more fish, but we were a little annoyed at her responses. Overall, it's a decent place to get your fix for F&C. Service is kind of 50/50, but it's not terrible to the point where I wouldn't want to go again.
Hon's is my favorite restaurant in New West for Chinese take-out. I prefer it to dining in, as they are very busy so when you dine in you feel a bit rushed to sit, eat and leave.
I don't think the menu has changed in 10 years so you find your favourite dishes and stick with them. Try the Beef lettuce wrap, BBQ pork, Deep-fried boneless chicken with crushed almond, Buddhist feast of Vegetables, House chow mein, Dry Garlic spareribs.
Remember to ask if they've included soy sauce, napkins, etc when you pick it up as take-out is always busy and these things sometimes get forgotten.
I have been here a few times and everything is usually solid. However I went there this past Friday and unfortunately I can no longer say that. Went to DOV with some friends. Had to ask for the DOV menu it was like it was some secret there, if you didn't ask they were not going to tell you. In fact the busboy acted surprised we even knew about DOV when we asked him for the menu. Ordered the Westcoast Seafood Chowder, 10oz Steak w/lobster thermidor and the New York Cheesecake. The Chowder was not very good at all and what I want to know is where was the seafood? Other than the 3 mussels they put for garnish, my soup was just cream, there was not one potato or identifiable seafood in it. It was 3 cold mussels and cream. The steak I ordered medium ended up being raw & the lobster thermidor had a very small piece of overly salted lobster hidden amongst a few prawns. I had to return my dish to have the steak cooked. The New York cheesecake was good, no complaints there. They did comp my dessert because of the steak issue, which was nice, but not enough for me to go back.
I used to volunteer in a cafeteria (we learned how to make food such as sushi, steaks, soups, and product prices) and the sushi I made there and didn't pay for was better than this. The rice was dry, the seaweed was drier, the avocado was brown and mush, the prawn tempura in the dynamite was EXTREMELY fishy tasting. While I was eating it I thought "it's places like this that turn people away from sushi forever". It was DISGUSTING and for 13 bucks at other places, especially new west you can get soooo much better (ki is decent just for example). If I hadn't left already i would have sent it back and refused to pay.
Tonight was pasta night so off we went. Upon ordering we were informed that our swarmjam vouchers were no good for the pasta specials. We were assured by swarmjam when we purchased the vouchers they were good for pasta night. Anyway I still had the pasta at regular price. Spaghetti and 3 meatballs $15 instead of $10. $5 won't kill me but it's the principle of the thing. Serving size was quite large. Pasta had cold spots throughout. How they managed that is a mystery to me. Not enough sauce on the pasta. Garlic bread arrived 5 minutes after the entree. Very nice ambiance, roomy and spacious. Seemed to be lots of tots enjoying a family night out. Friendly staff. I wanted to like it more than I did. A little more effort on BPs part might start reversing some of the bad reviews.
The meal deal offered here seemed attractive coming in. Everyone who chose the minestrone soup enjoyed their bowl. I had the salad, which was okay, featuring small pieces of lettuce mix identical to the kind I sometimes use in sandwiches. Their seafood fettucine alfredo was disappointing, showing up with nearly invisible shrimp and scallops.. the saving grace was the spinach pasta. Other pasta dishes were reported to not contain enough flavour. Come if you are craving sourdough bread.
Went last week and things went bad from the get go. Took the server 25 minutes to take our orders, and 30 minutes after that to get our food which was cold to the touch. They didn't refill our waters and largely ignored our section, granted it was a Friday night and sort of busy but at least hire more workers right? Things got very interesting when the bill arrived. They didn't honor my coupon (from the entertainment book) despite being told that it was valid earlier when I ordered from the dinner specials. We argued with the server for about 10min, until he finally gave us only $10 off. The guy went on to cause a scene and told us to "get the hell out of his face". Absolutely inappropriate...
I'll give credit where credit is due, the food was alright and the value isn't bad...especially on the early bird specials....but the service is just terrible.
Went here with the family last week, It is not a "high-end awesomely authentic" Thai food restaurant, but it is very clean, good service,and good portion size for the price. We enjoyed it. It seems to be cleaner and better managed now than in the past?
No problems reccommending it for a nice Thai dinner or lunch, or takeout. It was not super busy when we were there (Saturday night) but there were a few customers who were coming in to get takeout.
This place is meh but I wasnt much disappointed. It was noisy but its cheap and this was a wife dinner. First of all, the service was slow (although we got our order -OK) and not much to look at as it took us about 28 minutes to get our pizzas which we ordered . Paying $ for what appears to be more bread and sauce is just crazy unless it is this cheap... We are not going to a steak house and this isnt a fate so more haste would have been nice. I have been to many restaurants and in my opinion it's a 2 star operation. I find it very strange how people are very new to reviewing giving this place five stars... Come on.. be real.
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