Thought to myself, oh sweet wok box. I've given them 3 chances and tried different locations as well, absolutely will never go back. For what their serving and what they are charging....it just doesnt add up. I ordered a large take out shrimp and rice, I think there was like one shrimp in the entire box. And the rice tasted like it was in the fridge for a couple days then re-heated. I dont understand how they can mess up this menu, reads good on paper but taste so bland, and not consistent with their servings. Definitely a dream for people with no taste buds, who like boilded cabbage. I think their ingredients are the lowest, cheapest grade possible. Instead of paying aprox $11....their large box was worth maybe $4-5....and thats mostely labour. Never, ever go back.
I am a Douglas College student and have been for the past 3 years. I have been coming to the hide out cafe for the past 2 years as it is right across the street and super convenient. Everybody talks about the food which is incredible, but the coffee is something else. The best latte's and Americano's in the lower mainland let alone New Westminster. They use Continental Coffee from Commercial Drive., Nice to know they use local organic free trade, and they use mighty leaf teas wich is also a bonus, try the New West fog, it;s there take on the london fog, and to die for.
At lunch time from 11.30am - 1.30pm they do have some rules which is o.k seeing as it's a packed house most days and everyone at this time is there for lunch. When I go by myself at this time they direct me to the single seats by the window, at first I thought it was weird, but when I saw the piles of people rushing in at lunch time I then started to understand why. No laptops at lunch which actually is great because its not over run by students and small coffee's, it's a Bistro not a Waves or Starbucks, so there's room to sit for lunch for everybody, makes sense any way to take a single instead of a four man table when I am by myself. After 1.30 you can sit and use laptops all you want or before 11.30am so no loss there anyway.
Another bonus is you save 10% as a student, highly needed in this day in age.Sadly this is my last year in school, but may still pop in just to have my favourite grilled Mango chicken wrap. Thank you for my experience I highly recomend this place.
ok, I wasn't expecting much when I ate here, but I did expect better than what I got. Don't get me wrong, nothing was horrible, but nothing was great either.The food was decent, though I think jim's cafe down the street serves better tasting food, and the service was so-so. The server seemed a bit pushy, seeming to expect me to order the second I sat down. I did like their style of hashbrowns though, which helped prop up the mediocre meal. I would probably only go again if other places nearby weren't open. Just didn't impress me.
I'm a big guy that likes good food, and the food at this place was great. I stopped in for a meal with a friend and really enjoyed it. They didn't skimp on portions and everything was very flavorful (I especially liked their wonton soup and kung pao beef, definitely in the top few places I've had chinese food in the lowermainland. Service was quick and friendly. The establishment itself was clean and nice. I gave it a 5 for value because of how good the food was, portion size, and price. I felt it was exceptional value to get such a good meal (and lots of it) for very reasonable prices. It is now on my list of great "cheap eats".
I went here tonight for my birthday because I really like the patio and it is usually a fun atmosphere, but it was AWFUL!!! I have been here many time and this is now the third strike and I am never going back!
The SERVICE was AWFUL. The waiter brought us our food and did not come back to see if it was okay until we were done and then he still did not ask if it was okay (and it was not).
The FOOD was DISAPPOINTING. The pastas came out hot but the sausages, polenta and mushrooms were stone cold. We were so hungry we could not wait for it to be reheated. The tiramisu was so cold. It has an icy texture and when I took it to the owner he used my fork to cut through it and told me it was not frozen..thanks for pointing that out, I did not say it was frozen I said it was so cold it tasted frozen and was mush.
I just want to mention this is not my first time there. I have been many times and this is now my third time having problems with the food. The chicken cordon bleu was dried right out (tasted deep fried), the risotto was mush and they wouldn't do anything about it (the male server said that is how it is suppose to be, I do not think so!), and now tonight's letdown.
But do not just go off of my review, there are many other people below who have had the same poor service and food experiences.
We always enjoy this restaurant. We were a larger group and sat on the patio. Heaters meant that it was still comfortable although November. The menu is extensive, probably too big but then everyone finds something they llike.
Plates are large and you might not be able to eat it all. The Veal Marsala was very good. The steak was nicely grilled and those who ordered pasta dishes were all happy and full.
Service is excellent with several servers helping out so we all received our dishes at the same time.
Prices were reasonable including wine for the table
It is a nice reliable restaurant, with good food and a relaxed atmosphere.
Love this place, house rolls are amazing, and if you do take out there pretty quick. I like the chicken don and the tempura's are made right here.I will be returning and all my friends enjoyed the takeout as well. Next time your ordering out, I suggest not ordering pizza but sushi from the place, thank you and keep it up.
Thought I would give it a try, another corporate coffee shop with no flavour. Tried the latte, not sure if they know what there doing. Food is stale as well as the deserts, oh well thought i would give it a try, I think never again tho. You would think the money they put into this place would give it some class. My suggestion is to make your own food, and train the barista's on how to steam milk, wosre than starbucks.
Stopped in here with a couple of friends for dinner. There were a few other diners, but it was less than half full - I think the reviewer who said this place is a hidden gem is right. So no delay in seating, we were brought tea right away and had our order taken promptly. We had some spring rolls for appetizers, then a few other dishes we all shared, some chow mein, shrimp fried rice, prawns, and dry garlic ribs. We all agreed it was great. Very tasty food here which ended up costing us around $10 per person. I've paid a lot higher prices for chinese food which wasn't even close to as good as this was. Another table ordered some vietnamese dishes, not sure what, but it smelled great, so I plan to try something from the vietnamese choices next time.
With really good food at low prices, we'd have expected it to be busier, so maybe people don't think it will be as good as it is when you look at the place - it is kind of plain looking, not bad, just plain is all. I'll take a place that serves delicious food, reasonably priced, over a place where i'm paying more for a fancier tablecloth anyday.
I tried this place because i heard it was the best donair place in New West from a friend. I'm happy to say i was not disappointed. If i had another thumb i'd give it three thumbs up. The person serving was very friendly and humorous. The writing on the wall keeps you busy while he prepares your juicy succulent donairs. Very good, fresh ingredients. No complaints other than one small one. I bit into a small pebble in my lamb donair. I hope the washing of the vegetables will be more thorough in the future. All in all, good donairs!
I've ordered from this establishment a few times, and all the time the pizza has been great! But the delivery quite frankly sucks. When they say 30 minutes for delivery add an hour and half to it, then you got your pizza. The thing that bothers me the most is the dishonesty. Why tell me that pizza will be here in 30 minutes when they know very well that they can't deliver on time. Just let me know the truth, i would be glad to wait. When i called them to ask where my pizza was, the person on the phone seemed like she didn't know how to talk or like she was being couched on what to say. Understandable, she might have been an trainee. But if that is the case, then all you need to say is, please excuse me, i am in training. Saves the confusion. She did apologize for the pizza being late, which i am sure thay are trained to do since all their pizzas are always delivered late. Also there are things like Map Quest available on the net to find the directions to get to an address that you may not know. That's not rocket science. Another thing about dishonesty, the delivery driver was about to walk off with my Debit card in his machine after he looked at my pin number. That's a red alert. Be careful when ordering from here. Good pizza, but i don't think they know what Dhesi style means. Delivered on india time. What is India time you ask? India time is whenever they want it to be delivered, anytime, as long as it's not on time.
Went to this place for dinner, loved the prawn tempura, yam tempura was slightly undercooked, but overall is was good. The service was really nice, they do take care of you. I would say as far as ambience, I think I would change the music, really loud pop music that doesn't really suit the place and vibe. My suggestion, make your Yam tempura bigger and better, and change the music to a more relaxing feel.
Wow how could you possibly get a sandwich and coffee all wrong. Whatever you do , don't eat here, dry, stale, no sauce, the size of your palm and really old tasting meat, the barista's have no clue how to make a latte or americano, not hard people, I suggest you learn on you tube. The place is really nice, but thats it. Had an Americano or canadiano - tasted like hot water and food colouring, my suggestion is stop bringing in frozen wraps and panini's and start doing them yourself, oh and the muffin tasted like it sat there for 2 weeks, one bite tossed it in the garbage, come on guys your a coffee shop, muffins and coffee should be delicious not stomache wrenching, thanks but no thanks, you shouldn't serve that food, someone might get sick.
This place used to be the wonton house on 6th in New West, but awhile back it changed owners and became Pho Chung Nam (Chinese and Vietnamese food). My wife and I went to give it a try and both really loved it. The people who run the restaurant are very friendly, the prices were great, and the food was fantastic. I got a pork fried rice with lemon chicken combo and its about the best I've had anywhere, was a nice large portion as well, and coast under $7.00. Hands down the best fried rice around. My wife had Vietnamese food, a lemon grass pork with rice dish and enjoyed that very much. the ambiance is just average, it is just a little restaurant, no real bells or whistles, just a clean and friendly atmosphere.
This is one of those places that just looks pretty average from the outside, but is well worth trying as it really has awesome food for great prices. Everyone I know that has tried the place now has loved it and have gone more than once.
My wife and I eat there regularly - with the previous, and new owners. Never had a bad meal; an interesting and diversified menue, with imaginative "specials." Prices are very reasonable. The service is their strong point = excellent staff, always pleasant and knowledgeable - smartly turned-out too. The place is always clean. All-in-all a credit to new Westminster. A fine family restaurant.
My family and I really enjoy their Mexican wrap, I have had it many times and it’s always excellent. It’s a nice cafe with a patio outside, and puzzles and games available inside. I recommend it, and I will be back. Disappointingly I have gone their on a weekday at lunch time to find it closed with no obvious explanation.
Came to New Westminster for a meeting and was told to try the hide out cafe for lunch, man that was the best wrap I ever had and the soup was genuis, I had the black bean baja wrap that was grilled to perfection, and the authentic Irish stew made with real lamb anf guiness the way it should be, wow. I like to eat out alot and nothing in the lower mainland tastes this good. I talked to chef about his soups and he does them all from scratch with no msg's (great to know) and his own stocks, not packaged stuff,, the baja was something else, I'm really surprised their not more expensive for what you get, the wraps weigh like a pound and they are filling, I may have the half combo next time cause i was full, wish they were downtown i would be there every day.
I love the ambience too, its not over zealous and trying to look rich, just some good people giving you a place to eat and rustic looking, beautiful floor by the way. I will bring my friends next time for sure. thanks.
I went here close to lunch time by myself on a weekday. I was told by the girl at the counter that I wasn't allowed to sit at a table and that I had to sit at the counter facing the window because I was there by myself and she didn't want me taking up a table in case other people came. Really? And just to point out, the tables that I wasn't allowed to sit at never got filled.
My panni was alright, like the poster below me said, it was premade and they just heated it up.
The food was pretty good, a bit pricey, but the bad attitude is why I won't be coming here again.
The mystery has been solved new owners have taken over the place and sadly the difference is tragic and hard not to see.Now it is just another "place" delivering the standard fair no waffling about this.My wife ordered poached eggs and the waffles my 3 year old had the waffles.....i had the "special" oh yes ."eggs benny"probably the worst ever and the wait was also 'special".Now believe me im not a fussy eater I dont write reviews and I will eat anything......even as in this case if I regret it later.One thin slice of ham usually you get one on each english muffin.In this case the english muffins had no butter...maybe that was extra............... m the eggs were normal I think... but the hollandiase sauce was the weirdest color I have ever seen.pouch fair I assume.cheap yet effective.A waffle is a waffle lets be honest if you want to save money buy a waffle iron.
It is with great sadness I admit defeat goodbye "waffle house" hello "waffle PLACE".
I don't eat here a lot - a few times a year, but I've never been disappointed. The sushi is really nice, and has always been inventive and fresh - much better than the sushi I've eaten in other restaurants.
When we come with our young kids, they make an extra effort to make sure everything goes smoothly.
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