Persian/Middle Eastern style food. Buffet, roast and stewed meats.
Mrs. C and I took some friends to sample the fare here based on the previous reviews. It was a different experience. We paid our $11.54 (tax included) for the dinner buffet and tucked in.
The decor is really plain, and to be honest it could be cleaner. Be careful in your cutlery and glassware selection and you will be okay. Some guy with a cart came around occasionally to take away used plates and wipe the tables, so that was good. Other than that, it is self-serve and you get to be your own waiter.
There was a good selection of food, including about 4 kinds of rice, salads, beef stew, roast chicken, curry, ribs, lamb, etc., and of course kebabs. The problem was that everyone wanted kebabs, so to get some we had to lie in wait and grab them as soon as they were brought out. Maybe they could increase the output to avoid disappointment.
The food tasted okay and we ate plenty. Some of the dishes could have had a few less bones, but this place serves home-style, not fancy food.
A good place to fill up, if you aren't too particular.
It's situated right next to a meat market/grocery. Not very flashy. It's also a buffet style restaurant, which is usually danger sign for me, but heck we gave it a try since Yaaz was packed. At $12 per person, it was worth a chance. At least it looked very clean and somewhat modern.
The food was surprisingly good, it's worth $12 for a meal. Add on top the sheer variety and buffet, it should get an overall outstanding.
There are all sorts of meat (except pork of course). The koobideh is not the greatest we've had, but much more than passable. The beef ribs are possibly the best we've had. Roast lamb, lamb shanks. Chicken done two different ways, gormeh sabze and other goodies. And everytime we return, there's one or 2 new things to try. They always have the regular rice as well as the saffron stuff with the barberries.
They also have a salad bar with lots of choice, but that's pretty normal stuff. Don't waste your time there. It doesn't see much turn-over either.
The kitchen is sort of open, and you can see them constantly cooking to replenish the empty items, so it's always fresh, not sitting around. The owners and staff are always eating there too, so a good sign.
It's a buffet style, so not much to say about the service, but the waitress has always been very helpful and very nice to us.
It's $12. How can you lose? As one of the guys termed it, this is "the happiest place on Earth!"
This was the persian equivalent of Uncle Willy's. You pay to enter then feed yourself silly. I don't think you tip (I wish I knew for sure).
I was really looking forward to trying Capital B, hoping to find a good buffet on the north shore with hearty tasty food. However I was a bit let down by the food. I think I probably just don't like most Persian dishes. They have a large variety of dishes but I really didn't like most of them (too lemony). The aroma of many of the dishes also put me off. Most of the meat dishes were on the stewy/mushy side which I'm not a huge fan of. The kebob was about all I really liked as far as the meats go. They also had lasagna and spaghetti, and ice cream. So with maybe 20 different dishes I only found a few that I enjoyed eating. The wife rated the place as "meh" too.
My favourite thing was that fountain pop is included.
The place is a good deal though, $25 including tax for the wife and kid for dinner. So if you like persian food then I think it's great. Personally I find an Indian buffet like the Saffron way tastier to my liking. I probably won't return but you never know.
Good place for quick lunch, and nothing else. That is if you are careful and know your Persian food 101. Stay away from some and gorge yourself on quite nice “Kebab” one of the good one in the city. Good value for the money. It is not the fanciest place to dine but wholesome food and lots of it, if you are a eater must try it, would not regret it!
It's a simple format that often fails. A wide open eatery that is really clean and with decent size tables and plenty of elbow room.
Add a huge choice of meals and offer coffee and pop inclusive in the price. This is extremely good value. I'll be popping in to try the $8.00 breakfast! It's self-service although I gave it three stars because I think it's taken into account for the average scores.
been to this place a few times now... too much fatty meat cuts and tons of bones. The flavours are top notch, however. everything is well balanced and you can add to it with quite a nice selection of condiments and such. drinks, even tea, always avaliable self serve. the place could benefit from a bit of a friendlier staff and that's not just when you are paying them.
oh, but the breakfast it a nightmare. opt for lunch/dinner.
Was in North Vancouver and popped into the Capital B for the AYCE .
The three rice (pulloo) dishes was good. The meat dishes was a hit and miss affair. The kebab was the best although it took a while for the kitchen to replenish it. The beef stew was a little too tangy for my taste. The beef ribs had too much fat but it was delicious. The chicken was overpowered by the lemon. There was little selection of vegetrian entrees and not very tempting. There was a few Western dishes such as lasgana.
The place was clean although the plates left by previous diners were not cleared as quickly as it should be.
Overall, the best description for the food was it was filling. For $10, it was fair value.