I was so disappointed. I had moved to the area (just a few blocks away), and ordered some takeout thinking I was lucky to have found a restaurant with my favourite food so close. They said it would be ready in 30 minutes, so I was there shortly after. They had me waiting nearly 20 extra minutes (it was not busy at all in the restaurant), and then when I got the food it had horribly small portions for the price.
Had breakfast there this morning, when eggs, hash browns, toast, and ham was delivered it was borderline cold, with soggy toast. Was one of the worst breakfasts I've had in ages. When returning the food, they charged me anyways stating I had eaten a couple bites of the ham. They also said they felt the food and it was warm. I don't know about any of you but when I get my food I want it hot, not borderline cold. They charged me the full price and I will never darken their establishment again!
I love this place! The lounge is perfect for a quiet drink with appetizers and dinner, and watch a game. My husband and I visit often, have an appy and share the roast lamb dinner. It's wonderful! Service has always been great and the dinners are delicious.
Recently 10 friends who regularily go out for dinner together, chose this restaurant to go to. In the past this restaurant stood our for it's ambience and decent Italian food. Sadly neither of these existed on the evening we attended. We had made reservations and when we arrived it was as though they had no plan on where to seat us. They then ushered us to their upstairs eating area which essentially is in the attic of an old house.....cetainly austere and the feeling of blah. So there we sat and were ignored. We had to ask for anything we wanted or needed, we had to request they take our order and then had to pursue them to receive our food or beverages. Not a good time in any way. The food? Not worth talking about. Clearly none of the group have any plans to return to this location.
Have wanted to try this place for a while. Seems like it would have potential, but there's a real bar feel to the place, rather than restaurant. The tables are painted sponge/splatter with orange, red & teal. Interesting. Nice chairs, but the booths have springs bursting out of cracked vinyl, and the carpet was beige around the edges but nearly black everywhere else with dirt and stains. The bathrooms were disgusting.
You could only get beer in a pitcher or glass, unless it was one of three kinds that came as a pint. What??? Based on other reviews, decided to skip the pasta and go for the jambalaya. There were 3 clams and 3 mussels in the shell and a nice assortment of other add-ins, but the rice was mushy and it averaged out to just be average.
The place was run down and dirty, with unimpressive food. Definitely won't be back.
I decided to visit today because I was told it was the old Dragon Palace, which we enjoyed their dim sum regularly before it was closed. Unfortunately it was a great disappointment. Do not come here for dim sum unless you have an extra HOUR to spare waiting for the food to come. The service is slow and the food comes out even slower. The place itself is smaller than the old Dragon Palace and when we sat down it was only a quarter full - so not busy and it was 1:45pm, well after the lunch rush. It took 30min for our first dish to arrive - deep fried bun and sweet milk. And another 15min for the steamed prawn dumplings. That's 2 dishes in a span of 45min wait!!!! Wtf?! It didn't help that we were terribly cranky hungry. But I did not think having dim sum should have taken so long. In the end we had to cancel rest of our order which still had not arrived by 1 hour mark! If the waiter had given us a heads up that it would take so long to freshly steam dim sum then we could have chosen to go or stay as we pleased. Do not come here for dim sum - not worth the wait. And they had no excuse for us or were even apologetic. The waiter yelled at us and blamed us for ordering too much food! I will never come here again. And tell all my friends who did enjoy Dragon Palace before that this place doesn't even come close to a reasonable place to eat!
Fathom is not really an eat-in place, although there are a few tables. It's purpose is for takeout, especially for folks to takeout to eat on the patio which, when the weather is good, is a treat.
I've been to Fathom three times now. The first time I had halibut and chips, the second time I had cod and chips, and the third time I had the Boston chowder with the tea biscuit.
For both the halibut and cod meals, the fish was underdone, and was actually a wee bit cool and mushy in the center. I have the impression that that is the way the owner believes it should be done. I prefer my fish, in fish and chips, to be almost on the dry side, and lightly flakey. The chips were quite good -- crisp and flavourful, and the malt vinegar they supply on the sideboard somehow seems the best I've had.
The Boston chowder was excellent. It was a small portion, but it was really very tasty, rich, and thick. The biscuit was good too, but a tad too salty.
Had it not been for the good chips, tea biscuit, and excellent chowder, I'm afraid I would have posted a 2 for the food.
We hadn't been to Spring Garden in years. We used to frequent the previous restaurant that was here before them.
As we got up late on a Saturday and didn't want to fight the usual dim sum crowds, we thought we'd give Spring Garden another try.
It was around 1:30pm and the place had a few tables, but it wasn't super busy. Parking in the back was plentiful.
The ordering is by paper, and made to order, so for those looking for the old style carts, this place doesn't do that. We prefer it this way since everything comes out piping hot and fresh when you order (although it can take longer).
We ordered a few favourites, shrimp dumplings, chicken & ginger buns, fried fishcake in rice roll, pan fried red bean cake, and shrimp spring rolls. Everything was very good, and we especially liked the pan fried red bean cake.
Servers were friendly and quick so no complaint there.
The ambiance of the place is old. It really could do with some updating.
They do charge for tea here, and with tea and taxes it was just under $19.
Overall a pretty good experience. There aren't many choices for Dim Sum in the New West/Coquitlam area, so we were happy find one a decent one nearby. Definitely will return.
I know that title sounds like hyperbole, but I am sincere that I think this is the best pizza I have yet had in New Westminster (and I've tried several over the last five years), and pretty much anywhere in the lower mainland. The only pizza I ever had that I might have liked more was Dids Pizza, near the old Yale hotel, in Vancouver. But that shut down back in the late 80s, or early 90s. Aldo's pizzas (Aldo's Pasta Bar), here in New West, are pretty darn good, but not quite as good as Pizza Garden.
Anyway, Pizza Garden has a really homemade thinish crust that tastes wonderful; so much better than the factory crusts that most takeout pizza comes with. And an excellent pomodoro tomato sauce. And the toppings are very high quality, fresh, and not overdone in quantity like most takeout pizzas. Some of the toppings are rather unusal, and offer a nice change from the same-old same-old, such as soppressatta; white truffle oil; homemade fennel sausage; arugula; capers, and more.
The delivery service is fast, almost always under 30 minutes (mind you, I order every weekend, so I have been marked as a "special" customer, so your mileage might vary), and the pizza is often so warm that I actually let it sit for about 5-10 minutes to be the right eating temperature.
They keep a tight focus on specializing in pizzas, but they do have a couple of other dishes; a couple of salads, one called the Fior de Latte-Pomodoro, which while really good is, I think, a bit overpriced; chicken wings, and house-baked bread. And that brings me to my only complaint, in that I think the prices are just a wee tad too high.
The eat-in ambience is fairly poor because it is not an eat-in place -- they have a couple of tables, but its really a takeout/delivery joint. I did not want to bring down the overall review rating, so I chose Solid.
I highly recommend Pizza Garden for your next takeout pizza.
We were there this evening at Java Jazz. It was our first time to try it out after my husband craved for Filipino food... We were not disappointed at all! The owner Salve Dayao was a most gracious vivacious host who not only made us feel welcome instantly but also entertained us with her stories of their singing travelogue around the globe. And the food was excellent! Although we wanted a little bit of light to shine down on what was on our plate to better appreciate it with our eyes, our tastebuds were not disappointed at all! We were gustatorily satisfied with her version of "Crispy Pork Binagoongan" topped with a special kind of coconut sauce, sprinkled with green onions, diced tomatoes as well as cubes of slightly green mangoes--OMGoodness, just glorious! Her "Beef Oxtail Kare-Kare" and her homemade shrimp paste were such a superdelight to my culinary senses as well! It has been a while I appreciated Filipino food this good--twas so heavenly my husband and I forgot all about our rice-fast and devoured the last morsel of this delicately prepared aromatic rice.
Highly recommended! (and this does not even include the rhythms of the live jazz music played by their wonderful musicians!)
This restaurant does not know how to treat their clients. I went there for dinner with 4 of my friends (girls) for a quick bite and a drink. We entered the place at just before 9pm. It was closing at10pm. The food was ok but we did not get a last call announcement for the food. When we tried ordering another item off the menu at 9:30pm, the waitress advised that the kitchen is already being cleaned but after going to the back, said that we can place an order. However, we decided not to bother with it. At 9:50pm we were reminded that the restaurant is closing in 10 minutes and at 10:05pm we were told that it is time for us to leave. At that time we were not done with the food yet.
We felt really rushed. This is not a convenience store where you can just go in, purchase your item and leave.
We have never felt so unwelcomed. We definitely will not be going back there again.
Had the 10.95 lunch buffet, which included rice, naan, butter chicken, chicken tikka, kofti curry, vegetable curry, something with lentils, and some lettuce/tomato/dressing options. The butter chicken was delicious, with large pieces of tender chicken. Loved the chicken tikka, curry and veggies as well. Filled my plate twice, and was happy and stuffed.
Pretty quiet in the there at lunch, and the one staff member didn't seem too enthused or efficient, but I got a very big yummy lunch, which is all that really matters! Park around the corner on 4th Ave and avoid the meter charges.
I would recommend their special rolls, they taste awesome. Plus they are not pricy at all, I never found better good value for money for special rolls in vancouver. There are lots of variety too, and they are come in huge size so make sure you came with 3-4 ppl to fully enjoy many type of rolls.
I'm not a huge fan of cooked/grilled food in sushi place so I can't say they are good or not.
This restaurant run by Japanese people with Japanese server. They are far more friendlier than those chinese run sushi place which turn me off often.
On a warm sunny September day, I happened to be in New Westminster to meet up w/somebody. We agreed to go inside the Waffle House and give it a try. We were greeted with fairly friendly receptions where we were seated to some tables (standard restaurant procedure).
We both ordered waffle house specials which came with 2 sausage, 2 bacon and w/pan fries (you can either choose between pan fries or hash-browns) with some OJ and milk. Our food came at the right time. The food tasted good for breakfast. The ambiance was comfortable and cozy. Overall, left satisfied and would recommend it to anyone who's in Uptown New West.
I love this place. Ive been coming to this donair shop for a few years now and always delicious.
2 small beef donairs and a pop is 7 something. You cant go wrong.
I get exactly this everytime: 2 small beef donairs with lettuce tomato onions and cucumber. Only halifax sauce. I eating one right now, that why I'm doing the review.
Its quick and fresh. im usually in and out in a couple minutes.
Although this place can be a little confusing because of the amount of pricing you see when you walk in.
Just look at that spinning mountain of beef in the background, It'll clear you mind.
if you can, eat it there. Everything is better fresh.
if travelling lay it on its side this will prevent your sauce from pooling at the bottom.
if your walking all i can say is good luck.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Boston Pozza location. We came with our children and the staff were so accommodationg an sweet to them, we all felt very privileged. We ordered the cactus cuts then each our own meals, which came out on time and absolutely delicious. The manager even came and checked on us to ask how we were doing! The surrounding locations at Marine and Columbia don't even compare to friendliness of the staff at Queensborough. Our server was very sweet and genuine and talked to us about our day and family, she showed that she cared more about our experience there than the tips and gettin us in and out like other locations do. We will definitely be coming back especially with our children, if you have kids an live in that area, definitely come here! It was our little girls birthday top and they brought out a free brownie with icecream and the whole shibang, even with a lot candle and the whole staff sang happy birthday to her. It brought tears to my eyes to see the amount of happiness he was in. Incredible service, food, and overall day. Thank you! Definitely reccpmmend this place to anyone!
I haven't had an experience in a place like this for a long time! We came in through word of mouth...friends that live in the Neighbourhood who love it. We were quite surprised by the amazing patio, great view and at nigh they have gorgeous lights glowing all above the patio, plus it's actually a Castle!! The service was friendly and prompt from the beginning, we also had a manager and the owner stop by through the visit to check on us, nice touch! My husband had the Yorkie dinner that was increadible...don't know how they get those Yorkie so big, and I had the Wings and Caesar salad which were both way above the usual "pub food" I'm used to. Over all a fabulous experience will definately be back and recommending it to friends and family. Keep up the good work!!
I have been spending some time in downtown New Westminster and am enjoying trying some of the dining options in the area.
I happened upon this place and decided to try.
It is a strange place. It is a vegan shop, selling books and shoes in the ground level. I did not check out the shoes - but I imagine that there is no animal products used (i.e. leather).
I asked the lady in the shop where the diner was - she said it was down the stairs. Indeed, I ventured down the stairs and was met with a small grocery store selling exclusively vegan products.
At the back was the little diner area. I ordered at the counter, deciding on a vegan burger with gravy. The lady fixed it and brought the burger to a one of the tables. It came with no sides and cost $6.49. The burger was tasty enough (for a vegan option). I also had a peanut "butter" bar for $2.99. It too was tasty.
The woman at the counter was not smiling and didn't take any time to explain that she would bring the item to the small table and that I would pay at the upstairs counter on my way out.
There were some books on veganism available to read while eating. I checked out a cookbook. I had no desire to linger because of the throbbing music playing. It was not relaxing, had no melody or anything. It was loud and annoying. Actually, I couldn't wait to leave to be away from that gawd awful noise.
The burger was good for a vegan burger. However, it wasn't a particularly warm and welcoming environment with slightly uninterested service and terrible ambiance with being amidst a grocery store and the loud, unpleasant music they were playing.
Someone who enjoys a vegan lifestyle and works/goes to school in the area might want to do take out from the place - but I wouldn't go again to dine in.
Was spending some time in New Westminster and was feeling hungry. I was trying to find a Thai place that I had heard about - maybe this place took it over. Anyway, Vietnamese is another cuisine that I enjoy and decided to try.
The room is large and spacious. It has booths with high backs. I found the room comfortable and clean. I could see into the kitchen at the back on my way to the washroom. It was well separated from the restaurant and the washroom area. It appeared very organized and clean. The washroom was also spotlessly clean.
I ordered the lemongrass pork and spring roll for $8.95. I didn't bother with a beverage because they did not have my favourite drink - preserved lemon with soda. I was offered a tall cold water and a hot cup of tea - which did nicely for a beverage.
The meal came quickly. The spring roll was large and it was one of the best I have ever had. The pork was perfectly flavoured. The vermicelli nicely done and some cucumber and basil to provide a tasty salad which enhanced the whole dish rather than being clumsily added.
The bill came to $10.02 with tax. I left a two dollar tip.
I will gladly return to this place if I am in the area.
We picked up a groupon for Joey's Urban and decided to give it a try when we were in the neighbourhood.
The place is in a nice little strip mall near the corner of 8th Ave, and McBride, by the Safeway.
The restaurant is small, but newly renovated and clean with a modern decor.
We were cheerily greeted by the counter staff and ordered a few items.
I ordered the cod and chips, and upgraded to a nacho urban poutine. My wife ordered the Joey's fish tacos with chips. We also added a couple of fountain pops.
We took a look around and the "sauce" bar is amazing. I've never seen so many types of hot sauce before, all with their own "HOT" rating. We wimped out and opted for plain old ketchup and vinegar.
The food can quickly, and was made to order. First impression "Lots of fries, not much real food". The cod for the cod and chips was tiny. 2 small pieces fried, together were marginally larger than a deck of cards. The fish tacos were a little better in size, but consisted of 70% cabbage, 10% cheese, and a very small amount of actual battered fish. The only redeeming item was the nacho poutine, which was reasonably portioned.
As for the food itself. The fries were plain and boring. The cod batter was hard (not crisp, hard) and the cod was tasteless. The tartar sauce was pretty much just mayonnaise. Even the fish and chips at IKEA was better... and bigger... and half the price! The fish tacos were better as the had a tangy sauce, but the texture of raw cabbage instead of lettuce was a bit odd. The nacho poutine was the only item we agreed was good.
The service here was decent. Considering it's pretty much a fast food restaurant the staff here were exceptionally friendly and even wandered by to check if we enjoyed the food.
Price wise this place is way over priced. For what we ordered it came out to $35 including taxes. For that price you could go into any casual eatery and get far superior quality food.
Overall very disappointed. Even with another discount coupon we would definitely not be coming back. Not recommended.
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