It’s been years since we’ve been to Taverna Greka. I was feeling like Greek food and the idea of having a nice view while having dinner appealed to me.
The restaurant has a great view looking over the river and there is a great deal of activity on the river so the setting is terrific. When you enter you have to go past the bar to reach the restaurant at the back. The bar is very nice lit and if you have to wait for a table you could certainly be very comfortable.
The service was very good. Our waitress was friendly and very efficient. We had a jug of sangria and it was one of the better sangrias. They did not overload the jug with ice so it was good bang for the buck. We shared an order of kefdetes as an appetizer. The plate had 3 good sized meatballs and came with pita bread and tzatziki sauce. The tzatziki sauce was very bland. My husband said that his meatball was very cool and downright cold in the middle. For entrees I had the Greek style ribs ($22.00) and my husband had the rack of lamb ($28.00). The entrees were good. They were accompanied by rice, Greek salad and potatoes. The rice was very bland, the potatoes had a slight lemon taste that was very pleasant and the Greek salad was just your typical Greek salad. My husband’s lamb was perfectly cooked medium rare as he had requested. Overall the food was decent. The servings are very generous.
It was good. If you’re looking for decent Greek food with good service and a great view of the river this is a nice place to have dinner. There are better Greek restaurants around but Taverna Greka offers fair value.
Came here on Saturday evening with some friends.
I had ordered chicken strips for starters with honey mustard sauce. the chicken was a funny shape, bland and not really good for the $6.50 that I paid (Disappointed)
Anyhow, for dinner, I ordered Fettucini Alfredo with chicken. I like how the noodles are of various colours and all....but taste wise it was just ok (not great, but ok) They do bring unlimited bread and butter to your table, but instead of doing that, it would be nicer if they only brought one loaf for every 2 or 3 people and perhaps just make portion sizes bigger. They also include a small salad with your meal, and ice cream after dinner which is nice.
Asides from Ambiance, this place really isn't worth it unless you have a family with small children. We will be back only for the Ambiance.....one day....I'd much rather go to Anton's and spend the extra $5 and get a huge sized portion of pasta
Went here with hubby and the loaner-kids and had some really good food. An assortment of the available tacos (chicken, pork, fish and beef) was ordered and all were served on corn tortillas with fresh fillings of meats, veg, cheese, salsa and guacamole. Wow! Wasn't sure if the kids were going to eat them or not being kids and all but they sat there and just chowed down. Ate every bite and we even ordered more cause they were so good! Hubby and I have been back since for more meals and have tried out the quesidilla and other spanish beans and rice as well. All well made, fresh and tasty. Service was always with a smile and friendly. They didn't have table service at that time but the staff move around the eating area and take care of their guests. We had our drinks refilled for us when they certainly didn't have to and it was very nice. Pleasant, friendly and cheerful staff that take the time to remember previous guests. What a nice surprise to have the girl behind the counter remember our last trip in there with the loaner-kids (not that the kids were bad in any way). A little more than some places but so well worth it for the care and ingredients used in the place. Owners are a young couple working hard to make it work and they can count on us to be there often. Looking forward to our next trip there.. most likely this coming weekend! Yummy!
PS: They DO have table service now and have a liquour license as well. I really want to try the spicy mojito out! Sounds amazing.
DH & I went here for dinner on Saturday.
There was a large table of 12 people + 1 table of 2 already seated.
We sat down + the owner came over.
She recognized us as patrons of her previous establishment 'Pho Chung Nam' which is on 6th street + 6th avenue.
She sold that place + opened this one.
We had the Shanghai Noodles + Boneless Deep-fried pork.
The portions were good and we had to pack up most of it.
They also have gluten-free and vegetarian dishes.
We liked that the food wasn't salty or overly greasy.
Since they open 7 days a week, we'll be coming here for dinners on Statuatory Holidays.
A small group of us decided to go and have some appy's and a few drinks on the patio the other day. Bad idea, I think the waitress was bothered by our being there! She was short with us and treated us like we were stupid! The food was ok and the drinks were ok, but I won't return because of the crappy service there! The only plus was the patio is nice and the view is great!
This restaurant is hit or miss, and lately more miss. Had dinner this evening at New westminster boathouse,service was poor, barely ever saw the waitress, had to ask for water refills , bread, where's the dinner etc. Food is just ok, and portions are small; for the price at this restaurant it should be a lot lot better than just ok, . We wont be returning any time soon. There are far better restaurants ,with far better service. Save your money and go elsewhere
reading reviewers of the old terminal beer parlour call it scuzzy and 'wouldn't want to touch anything there' etc., wondering how these delicate people manage to survive. the terminal was a working man's beer parlour; the bums and lowlife never came in. they were pretty decent family guys who maybe weren't in suits/ties but work clothes making an honest living. we had a lot of fun there in the 50's - it was rough and edgy but there was a lot of respect and a good place for a glass of beer. maybe those reviewers should drink in their fern bars and leave the real world to us. btw, i haven't been in the terminal since it was renovated and maybe its time.
Went here late this morning for breakfast, and never ever again will you find me here under any circumstances. The place is filthy - and I do mean filthy!! The server and staff are pleasant and try their hardest but it is not enough to deal with the dirt and grease everywhere. We both ordered lightly basted eggs - they arrived hard. The coffee is indescribable in flavor with a faintly reminiscent taste of dirty dishwater.
An argument was started by a customer who felt slighted because someone else had been served ahead of him - he became verbally abusive, and swore at everyone. When my dining partner offered to call the police to clear the matter up, the offensive patron literally ran out of the establishment.
True, the all day breakfast is only $3.99 but in spite of the small dining area, it still could be kept clean and neat. The food could be served as ordered. NOT coming back.
Kojima Sushi is a couple blocks East of the really prime location in New Westminster but still well worth the short walk or drive. Went there today for lunch and had the Combo A and Bento Box A, as well as a Dynamite Roll. Combo A is probably the best value on the menu since for $8.99 you get a chicken teriyaki & rice, a bowl of Udon & an appetizer Tempura with 1 prawn & 3 huge yam tempuras. Very delicious and very filling.
The Bento Box A had 8 pieces of Cali roll, beef (or chicken) teriyaki & rice, and an appetizer tempura. Again, lots of food for the money ($7.49). All together the bill came out to $21 and that fed a very hungry mom, dad & two starving little kids. We all loved the food. The tempura was very crisp & huge (the batter was just a little hard but that made it stay crunchy even after dipping in the sauce. Our server was attentive and quick. The food was prepared very promptly so this hungry family didn't have long to wait.
We will be back for sure whenever we have a craving for Bento Boxes. Very good value and the ambiance is nice too, so good for a date as well as a quick bite. Lots of takeout orders while we were there so it looks like business is picking up. Which is good since this is a well run, good sushi place that we will be making one of our regular stops from now on.
My co worker is always talking about this place but I had never really made it a priority. Boy was I missing out.
I ordered delivery for m husband and I on wednesday of last week and we've ordered 3 more times since.
While the delivery times are a little longer then pizza. The food is worth the wait. The quantity and quality of each dish is what makes us keep coming back for more. Well that and the superb TASTE!
The food here is consistently good. We've tried curries, spring rolls, rice and pad thai. The yellow curry is great and we like the sapparod a lot. Spring rolls are deep fried, nuff said. We have eaten in and ordered take out. The restaurant has a nice interior with lots of rich wood which makes for a welcoming and comfortable space. The staff is friendly and calm. We will continue to frequent this eatery.
This is the perfect Sunday brunch place. I always expect to be there for two hours as the service is on the slow side but I don't mind at all as the coffee is great and refills keep coming. You can see the Fraser river from certain seats so it's a very pleasant wait. Just pick your company wisely as you'll be chatting for awhile.
The Dutch menu items are excellent and I consider the portions to be on the large side. I struggle to finish mine most times. I usually never have this issue.
Poor service. No one even asked us if everything was ok. We watched a couple sit for 15 min without service and get up and leave. The staff never even looks at you so you can wave them over if you need something. They don't even know what the things on the menu are. After we ate our kids wanted another tobiko nigri and we sat for 20 min waiting and then ended just getting up and leaving. Then when we got our bill at the front it has the tobiko that we never received was on there. Food was poor quality. Not worth it. NEVER GOING BACK. Don't waste your time or money.
I had the Calamari special today and it was acceptable. I was hoping it would have their own special Thai "twist" or breading to it however is the standard breaded squid rings you can buy from Costco or a Food Supplier and served with a standard sweet chili sauce. I will say it was not greasy and it was nice and crispy.
The green papaya salad was very interesting. Not my first run at this dish I found it to be over dressed and sitting in almost half an inch of very vinegary dressing. I can imagine anyone wanting to eat that much vinegar. It had a nice level of heat to it but I did have to ask for a knife to cut the verge pieces of iceberg lettuce it rested on in order to eat them. I have never seen iceberg lettuce involved in this salad before and the presentation was not given adequate consideration.
When my server who was on the phone almost my entire visit with the same call finally did come around to ask if everything was ok I did mention the dressing and the enormous amount of it. She told me this is the way it is done and it is not like a North american salad. I guess she took it upon herself to assume I have never eaten Thai food before.
This business is not on my list to go back to.
I have eaten at this spot several times now. It represents excellent value. It is not the fanciest food your going to find but then the prices are not that fancy either.
I have had several breakfasts there and if you can get there before 10AM on weekdays the Early Bird Specials are hard to beat.
The other day I had lunch a Shrimp Salad sandwich that came with a small soup, fries and a small coleslaw. The sandwich was good and the coleslaw was very good. The beef barley soup should have been called spicy tomato barley soup. It was quite spicy and very tomato based and you would have to search far and wide to find any beef in it. The Fries were a total miss being soggy and not fully cooked. Terrible.
I have had the Liver and Onions dinner as well and it was pretty good. Had one vein in the liver but all in all it represented very good value. Of course you can detect the use of flour to thicken things up in several of their soups and gravies but it is still palatable.
This is a small diner and I will keep it on my list of regular spots to go.
This has been a wonderful place since they first opened. Friendly staff and superb owners serving higher quality food then most places. If you're looking for a five star restaurant with five star prices then you can find them downtown. This place uses quality suppliers and always fresh. Also very quick if you are pressed for time. A lot of restaurants otherwise take forever for your order. Cheers ! Hope this helps
I know the reviews are raving about his restaurant and the restaurant is great for anything outside of Vancouver but there are better Malaysian restaurant in Vancouver an Richmond. I've eaten here half a dozen times and the food is good and I don't have to travel into Vancouver but when you start giving bad service is when I draw the line.
We were a party of 5 and there was no one waiting. We put our name in and the host said that we just had to wait for a particular table to finish and that would be our table. Meanwhile 2 other parties came in - one with 3 people and the other with 4. Both of these tables got sat before we did. Okay no problem I understand the seating configurations accommodate smaller parties. But then a party comes in and the host obviously knows them and gives them our table. What the heck? I talk to host and he says "oh sorry, the other girl didn't know". The party sees that I'm making a bit of a stink and leaves. Ok if you were a legitimate reservation, would you leave?
So we order. I order a diet coke and lo and behold - unlike 90% of the restaurants in the world, they charge for pop refills. Really? Then we have barely got our 2nd entree out when the waiter stops by and tells us that it is last call. It is barely 9:00pm by this point. I guess you guys have to rush out and go home. Paying patrons don't want to hold you up from your private life. This is only your job and we are only paying your bills.
These guys need to realize that they Vancouver is the Asian food mecca in North American and there are other restaurants that are better. I just have to travel into Vancouver. This is good for New West but travel a little farther and you will get better. Mediocre food is passable when the service but is good when you start pulling stunts like this - I can take my hard earned money elsewhere.
When there's nothing to do in the neighborhood, my friends and I go to the Thirsty Duck. Every visit, the staff and servers have been extremely friendly and engaging, and they always have great recommendations. They have drink specials every day, including 3 Old Mills/Cariboo for $9.95, although the drinks at regular price are reasonable anyway. It's my favorite place to hang out with friends, grab a pint, gossip, and play darts or pool. If you're hungry, they have the regular pub food like poutine, wings, onion rings, pasta, burgers, pizzas, and other stuff for less then $10, and I haven't been disappointed yet!
Every time the staff don't care, look as though they hate their jobs, and hide out in the back once we've ordered. The food is always fine, messy and bland. Don't eat here if you're looking for anything more than a quick meal where no one disturbs you because you won't find it. Its a mess.
Came here on St Paddy's day hoping for some festivity, however they had none of that. We also quickly found out they were not licensed, and our waitress was not interested in waiting on us at all. The food was good, service not so much. It is a chain so it doesn't have a very nice feel to it.
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