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!!!
It so refreshing to see a restaurant fill there sits and serve everyone in a fast manner.
Before I knew it our food dishes were out in front of us. The Miso soup has a great flavour and the sushi was fresh.
The only thing that was just o.k., was the spicy tuna roll, the spicy had a great flavour but the cut of the tuna was not the best.
The menu had many choices for all kinds of different tast buds so if you have friends that are picky than this place has some choices.
Service was great and nice to see smiles from people in the customer srevice business.
The food here is great...we have eaten in and had take-out and have never been disappointed. Portions are generous and the food is fresh and delicious. Sashimi is fresh, and the rolls are great, the rice is cooked well and not too much. The tuna tataki is worth a try. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys Japanese.
I love Mexican food and it's hard to find good and cheap ones around here. What I like about this place is it has a local and casual feel. I love their nachos and hot chocolate. I prefer their beef and pork meals better than their steamed chicken. I also like the sides of rice, beans, salsa, and guacamole ( I think that's only on some meals).
This place isn't a fancy hang out, but it's affordable and good food. All their meals are typically the same style depending on what kind of meat you get. For example you would typically get the same sides on most meals. It's good though. It's a small place, but it's not a horrible place to try out.
Even though this is a home-style food place, I could not eat at this place everyday. HOWEVER, it's a nice special place to visit about once a month. Don't expect a high class restaurant, but you would definitely not get fast food material like Taco Bell or Taco Del Mar. I feel full and happy every time I eat here.
We were just there today, we were greeted and served by nice Italian server. We ordered the antipasto, bread and the stracciatella soup to start, then for main course we ordered the linguine carbonara and the penne con alfredo con salmone. And finally for dessert, baci nero. Everything was great, not a single item we didn't care about. The portions are just right and the dishes are all tasty. Very highly recommended! We will definitely return. To think we almost went to the Old Spaghetti Factory down the road. Glad we found this little place! What a pleasant surprise indeed!
I went to this restaurant for a birthday celebration with friends. The ambience was alright, a bit noisy but that can't be helped.
It took them a while to get menus since it was so busy. This would be annoying, but our whole party was not assembled so it wasn't a big deal.
The waiter was really good, he kept checking up on us, offering us drinks, and refilling our water.
The food was definitely a disappointment. I ordered the $30 anniversary 3 course meal, with appetizer, entree, and dessert. The portions were way too small. I stopped filling on bread since I thought I'd be getting my money's worth, but the portions were undersized. The entree looked rather lame on the big plate.
I got the clam chowder for appetizer, which was more of a saucer than a cup. It was good, but tiny,
Main course was the 7 oz steak, it was great but a little under seasoned. I can understand why since some folks might not like it that way. Side dishes were some bland mashed potatoes and vegetables, also in small portions.
Dessert was Mud Pie, a very light frozen cake slice with a hint of coffee. It was unmemorable.
Best parts was the steak and my birthday friend getting a free slice of Mud Pie because it was her birthday.
Not a good place to get a bang for your buck, even though my friends said the seafood was great. The portions could be bigger if they are going to charge that much.
I really enjoy this place, I always get the combo C for $6.88 (20pcs) and a mini salmon rice bowl. However my fiance ordered the beef rice bowl and hated it. I did not try it myself but I LOVE the salmon. The sushi is fresh and delicious. More importantly is the price, which is very affordable for the quality of the food. There are many cheap sushi places out there but this place is actually good. I'm very happy I tried it...I think I'll order some tonight!
I had been going to this place for years at an average of 4 times a month, until they expanded.
Their food was amazing, service and value however plumited when they expanded and the ambiance wasn't becomes irrelevant when you're waiting 1.5 hours for your food to finally reach everyone at the table. The rolls where also practically falling apart when they had arrived. The waitress had also forgotten items we were specificly there for (my wife and I were addicted to the beef tetakki). When we finally got our bill after what seemed like forever, there were a few items we hadn't ordered and we were charged for items we ordered but hadn't received. We decided to give it another shot but with an order for pick up, that was when we drew the line, it was as if the chef had absolutely NO pride in his work. The rolls were a mess, the sashimi just didn't taste right and we had to throw it out. The service again was TERRIBLE, they told us 15minutes, we always arrive 20minutes after placing our order to ensure they have time. We ended up waiting there another 15 for our food and then the lady who charged us for it took the liberty of adding the tip to the debit machine herself! At that point my wife demanded it be returned and as far as us returning, it will never happen.
I have lived in New Westminster for over a year and have been going to ki sushi almost every week. Out of the hundreds of visits only a few were unpleasant, the food is always good and cheep but the service can be pretty bad sometimes, But over all it is definitely a place worth checking out
DO NOT ORDER!
Not only did the food take over an hour to arrive, it came overdue and expired!
Completely not following the health regulations.
I thought I'd give it a try after reading mixed reviews myself, but now I know!
I'm warning those thinking about trying this the first time!
You don't want to jepardize your family's health.
Sick & Disgusted!
I will return here over and over for their great bread! He uses the right ingredients and stays away from preservatives and anything that should not be in bread!! All of the baking I have tried is great and the other products that line this store help to round out the pantry. Try his bread and you will not be disappointed.
The staff is bad and the food worse! The food tasted like day old bread and the people serving it were angry and not happy. Every staff member there were like robot and not at all in tune with the customer. The drinks were not at all to par and all the drinks were definitly not at all one shot but watered down with soda. We only went there for friends party but ended up having miserable time with staff and owner. Dont go ever for any reason!
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