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.
Having worked at a Mexican food place prior to ever eating here, I have a standard of where I like my food. Not wishing to return to my prior employer for a bite, we tried Playa Tropical. I was delighted to find the salsa roha verde in the bottles were very authentic to third generation Mexcican, and also very good. (The second time we went the salsa roha was not good but verde was still delicious) We ordered the steak sandwich, shrimp quesadilla and two tacos: pork and fish. The steak sandwich was average, but the quesadilla was incredible. Delicious, served with pico de gaillo, guacamole and sour cream at no extra charge was a pleasant surprise. The tacos are small but also very cheap which explains the price, they are all topped differently and are quite tasty.
The waitresses both times we attended the restaurant were not very interested in us and we had to wait quite a while for our bill after finishing our food, but thats what you get when you hire careless teenagers. I will definitely go back and enjoy the much more authentic mexican food in comparison to taco del mar and chronic tacos.
Had a coupon for this restaurant that we've never tried before and I was skeptical, having never tried Filipino cuisine. I opted out of something new and into the chicken penne, while my boyfriend ordered a Filipino dish with chicken and coconut milk. The dish that I had was unique for itself and very delicious. I am not a huge fan of cilantro so I didn't enjoy the garnish however that is just personal. My boyfriends chicken dish was incredible, the next time we go I will be ordering that! For dessert we ordered cheesecake, also outstanding. The desert menu was impressive and I am eager to try one of the traditional Filipino desserts next time.
The waitress explained everything to us that we asked even though she didn't always know the English word. She was very friendly, prompt with drinks and dessert and made the evening enjoyable. The man playing the piano for the restaurant created fantastic music and was very friendly, greeting us as we came and left. Our total bill without the coupon would have came to $40 with dessert and drinks so I was pleased with the value that we got for our money.
We had their lunch special recently, $10, for a large number of options. It came with soup, salad, spring roll, rice and entrée. The soup and salad were small but ok. Of course they are just to stimulate or cleanse the palate so I don't expect a lot. The spring roll may have been the best ever. Not a hint of grease. Almost like they were not deep fried. They make them to order not ahead of time. The medium spicy chicken stir fry was very good. Rice was fluffy and seemed lighter than most. This is as good as I've had anywhere including Thailand. It's a definite step up.The staff are friendly and the room just fine. This place is certainly worth a return visit.
I went for a quick lunch a while back and had one of their three lunch specials for around $8. It started great with one of the best hot and sour soups I've had. Just right in every regard. The Szechuan chicken was not. The chicken tasted like the roast pieces you buy from the grocery store that they're selling you at half price b/c it's been around for 3 days. It tasted off so I didn't finish it. That's maybe a first for me. The veg and rice were ok. But the sauce was bland like from a package. And not b/c I'd just had spicy soup. The wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating and the ambiance just fine. I will go back for sure to have the soup but maybe that only.
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