My partner and I have lived in New West for 6 months and have eaten at Koharu numerous times. The only bad thing we can say about it is that our nigiri and sashimi weren't that great the couple times we tried.
The rolls are what we love - they are tasty and you get tons for your money. The other Japanese dishes are great too - our favs are the house-made shrimp gyoza.
Good, simple sushi. Great value. Friendly service.
First of all, you can't beat the price. Mon - wednesday is all you can eat for under $10.
It's not a fancy place for sure but the waitresses are professional enough and the service stands out.
Condiments are readily available and the pop is included in the price of the ayce!
One slight complaint is that the batter on the fish is rather thick and oily for sure.
But it is still my guilty pleasure. :)
This restaurant has the best view of the Fraser river and a beautiful patio to sit out on. Too bad they only staff is one grumpy bartender and one server even when the restaurant is full. We had to wait for our drinks one beer at a time, no glasses for the water,no cutlery for the food.... We went to the bar to order our drinks and it was as if the bartender was doing us a favor. Too bad, we wont be back and I doubt we will be recommending it to anybody unless you like to be over charged for beer you had to walk to the bar to get yourself. It doesn't pay to fleece your guests either. tsk, tsk, very dishonest and terrible customer service.
We enjoyed a very nice lunch on the sidewalk patio at Gino's. The roast lamb was excellent. My friend had the wrap special which was very good, but a little messy to eat. Service was friendly and attentive. A relaxing lunch for two with a glass of wine came to $38 including tip.
If you prefer to eat inside, it is quite a large restaurant with many attractive booths.
This is a small cafe just down from Cap's Bicycle shop. It is in a retail complex, tucked in at the back off of the parking lot. So free parking.
We went for the all day Breakfast which was very good. The usual breakfast choices of eggs with bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast. They also have omelettes. All are reasonably priced. There was only one waitress so service can be a little slow. It was busy with a steady stream of regular customers, which is always a good sign.
I must say what we ordered for the most part was very very good. I highly recommend the steam buns. They are absolutely delicious. The order comes with three , in-house , smallish buns packed with delicious mushrooms and caramelized onions along with a scallion verde. In my opinion they are very much worth the 7 dollar order.
I also recommend the lamb potstickers. The potstickers have an incredible taste of minced lamb and in my view were the hit of the night. The potstickers come with an incredible sauce of pea and mint puree. So good I wanted to order more however the tab was quickly adding up.
Absolute miss of the night, the seared albacore tuna. On the menu it is listed under "Small" and they sure aren't kidding. For $14.00 you get about five medallion sized pieces of tuna. Cooked nicely however totally forgettable and for the price, in my view, a rip off.
Another miss, the Vegetable Spring Roll. For $9.00 a very small portion and absolutely nothing special about it whatsoever.
Enjoyed the Yellow Curry and for the $15.00 price tag it was a reasonable portion with more than enough rice. A nicely done curry with just the right amount of heat. Very enjoyable.
I realize these are tapas and you shouldn't expect a huge amount of food but for what you are paying, for example the tune, they could at least offer a little more on the plate.
The Ambiance of this restaurant is a real miss. Not fancy in any way, it sort of reminded me of a fancier sort of cafeteria. A plain jane set up and not impressive in the least although it does face right onto the fast flowing milk chocolate waters of the Fraser River.
Service was solid. Not unbelievable but not really lacking either. We had our dishes delivered in a good enough time and re-fills of more drinks were offered on a couple of occasions.
The tab for the food and two beer came out to be almost $80.00 including tip. Some of the items in my view are totally over priced like the spring rolls however these things were over shadowed by the taste of the mushroom steam buns and some of the best pot stickers I have ever had. I just wish you got a little more for your money.
I will be back for the above mentioned items in the future but with less of an appetite as I now know what to expect.
When you dine in, the staff seems annoyed to see you. I am not sure why but they're noticeably cold and short with customers. The food is alright at best but for the price and the treatment from staff it is a waste of money.
Portions seems to be on the small side and there's a bit of a wait for your food.
The place is nice inside but I do not see myself returning...
The actual restaurant is small-ish but comfortable enough. I tend to order for pick up (it's so close to my home!). The menu features various yummy dishes. I appreciate especially their attention to detail. Food does taste better when it is prettier.The people running this place (a family, I think) are extremely accommodating and pleasant. For some reason people love this place like myself or dislike it completely.
Ki sushi offers a good quality dining experience from service to value. The food is fresh and portion sizes are fair. I've tried dine-in and take-out and was satisfied every time. It's nothing overly new or different - it's a very standard sushi menu but I appreciate their constant service. Would def recommend to friends and family.
Try the daily deal to go. Always hot and fresh and made by the onsite staff. The location is open later for those late night munchies. I do recommend sticking with either the whole wheat or regular crust as the thin is too thin.
The special pizzas are better than the one, two or three toppings.
Inexpensive but not cheap, this restuarant never ceases to impress.
My otherhalf and I frequent the establishment regularly. Run by a pleasant family, service is quick and couteous. We often order one of the many variations of pho soup or a vietnamese dinner combo plate. The price is always good, the food hot and the taste excellent.
I have no qualms about bringing friends or family here. The establishment is clean - just check out the washrooms.
If you are travelling through New Westminster or looking for a new place to dine, you need to give this place a try.
Two times, 2 Times to be clear. One for lunch, one for Dinner. I went to La Spaghetteria with my wife after purchasing a groupon. The waiter lead us to a table and gave us two glasses of water to start. He then noticed I had a groupon on the table and was quick to notify us that they do not accept groupons for lunch. No where does it say so on the coupon itself. You would think that they would list something so common in the fine print section groupon at least. After confronting the waiter about how their marketing is misleading and unfair not even an apology was offered.
We came this time for dinner.
Ordered under cooked halibut for my wife and a veal bolognese. The side of pasta which accompanies the Veal and is their "House Special" was cold and sloppy. Presentation was lousy considering the price and nothing was great about the veal either. To give them credit, I will rate the food a solid C+ and a B- if I am feeling generous - it was not unpalatable. Their prices however are totally out of line with the quality of ingredients, ambiance and service.
At the end of the meal, I took out my groupon that I could not use the other day for lunch together with my credit card. Upon seeing the groupon, the waitress was quick to point that the coupon was not applicable to whatever we ordered. Apparently, there is a special menu that is even more over priced than what we had ordered that we were limited to order from. None of this is indicated on the groupon. Before my conversation became too heated with the waitress, I decided to just pay for the bill and enjoy the rest of my friday evening with my wife.
It is not the food per se that turns me off this establishment.
It is the pervasive culture of dishonesty that the owners instill in even the lowest rung employees that is disappointing.
Here is an idea to the owners of La Spaghetteria:
Devote more of your resources to improving yourselves and the culture instead of marketing blitz on daily deal sites
If you treat your customers with respect and honesty, business would not suffer and you would not need to resort to Daily Deal sites to survive.
Think long term. You should grow your business on repeat business, not one shot marketing scams.
Its hard to give credit to thai restaurants in metro van having grown up in Thailand and knowing how the food should taste.. This place is the one acception.. Fresh ingredients, not overly oily, or salted, all of the dishes were well balanced exactly how they were meant to be. This is real Thai food run by Thai people. Ambience is comforting and the service caring and courteous. Busy even during the weekdays for dinner. Great first impression of this place. Will share again on follow up experiences.
This is my new favorite sushi place. I used to frequent Ki Sushi but after discovering this gem in New West it is my go to sushi place. Sushi made with care and creativity. Absolutely beautiful is the only way to describe some of their rolls here. My favorite is the spicey tuna roll. Delicious with not too much rice and a nice healthy portion of tuna for under 6 bucks. They also have some creative choices like their Vancouver roll, huge and some of their other rolls made with colorful rice.
My dining partner usually orders one of the dinner boxes and I must say they are big enough for two. A huge portion of food with fantastic tempura. The oil they use must be clean as a whistle because the tempura is always crisp and delicious, not oily or soggy.
There are some nice touches here at Okonomi like complimentary edamame beans and two frozen grapes that come with your bill. Speaking of the bill, very affordable. Outstanding value for the food you receive.
My only gripe about Okonomi is that sometimes the servers, although very pleasant and friendly, can get a little forgetful not remembering things like requests for a tea fill up. They also seem to be under staffed at times with one server trying to cover the entire restaurant.
I have gone to both Okonomi locations. This is by far my favorite location as it is a newer space unlike their upstairs location off of Columbia. The Columbia building is very old and smells like it inside.
If you are a sushi lover I believe you will be impressed with Okonomi.
It's good food but every time I go in there the price changes, even though I'm buying the same thing every time! I don't mind paying for a tip but I don't appreciate it changing every single time. It started like this: $5 bucks, $5.50 the next, $6.12 then $7.50, then $6 bucks...after awhile I got annoyed and just stopped going. The last review I did for this place was "reported" and I didn't write anything negative.
I already submitted a review of this restaurant and wrote nothing but the truth...that I did not enjoy the food, that the food tasted old. That is all I wrote! Oh and that I will never be returning to this place ever again....and someone reported my review?? Was it the restaurant owner? I have the right to post my experience at this restaurant.
We frequent Frankie’s on a regular and love it! The servers bring your beverages as soon as you order. The menu has something for everyone. (Not just Pub food) I really like the baked brie and the Won Ton Tiger prawns as well they have a great Tai Salad. Not to mention that the “Pub Food” like wings and nachos are awesome as well. The staff are friendly and courteous. They have entertainment on Thursday that shows off some of Vancouver’s own local talent. It’s nice to have music without having to scream across the table. And of course they always have the hockey games and fights!!! Well done!!!!
Ordered take out today with some girlfriends who suggested this restaurant. They order from here quite often and love the food, so I thought I would try it out. I had the Carnita's and Alambre tacos and they were delicious! Although they are very cheap...I could eat 5 or 6 on my own because they are relatively small. That or I'm a big eater. I'm definitely going to get it again.
We had dinner at Aldo’s on Sunday. When we called for reservations we were told that they had a large dinner party that evening but that they could fit us in. It is a small restaurant but the service was very good considering the large group and the fact that there was only 1 server.
They have primarily pizza and pasta. There are only 4 entrees, 3 veal dishes and 1 chicken dish. With the pasta you pick your sauce and pasta combination. We decided to share a large pizza (you pick your own toppings and the price is determined by the size of pizza and number of toppings ordered.) We decided to share a large pizza and an order of pasta. We had a linguine with smoked salmon and alfredo sauce. This was very tasty and it had large chunks of smoked salmon. The pasta was nicely cooked al dente. They do not make all their own pastas. The waiter said that some of the pastas are not homemade. The pizza was also very good and again they were very generous with the toppings. The server checked on us a few times during the course of our meal and was very attentive. Before the pizza and pasta were served we were given nice hot rolls from the oven. They were really good but I didn’t want to fill up on bread.
Our server was very gracious. When we first sat down I found our table to be very cool because the front door was open. We asked him if it was possible to close the door and he did it without any hesitation or fuss.
I did like the Italian music they had playing in the background. It was very soft so it was not intrusive. It just added to the ambiance.
As we were leaving someone from the birthday group asked us if we would like to take some of their birthday cake with us. What a kind gesture.
This is a nice restaurant and we would return
The servers here are very slow and we sat for a long time and when we finally were served the girl was very ignorant and abrubt with us. We were simply asking questions about some of the food because one of our friends had some allergy issues. The server did not know the products and instead of going and asking she simply said she did not know. When asked to go into kitchen to check on couple dishes she scoffed and did so however went and served other people first and continued to make us wait. I wanted to leave then and there however because we had some elderly guests we stayed. What a mistake - the food was bland, greasy, and cold when it reached the table. What a waste of money. Never again!!!
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