Went to Nandos for a sunday lunch. There were lots of people there. Food was good and reasonable priced. I will go back. The place was clean and the chicken was very tasty. Lots of local people here. You order at the counter and food is brought to your table. All of the sauces are at your table.
We have dined here many times. Ordered Take-out and Delivery since it opened. It was pretty good and reliable for a reasonable price. I don't know what happened. Early this year we ordered delivery... it took for ever to arrive. Then, the portions were smaller and the taste was...well, the Goma-Ae tasted rancid, the beef teriyaki was only two-thirds of a portion, the yam roll tasted off (old), the sashimi pieces were noticeably smaller. So...we thought it might have been an off-night overall. About a month later, we were visiting friends and got take-out and again disappointed. New owners! I hope they work out the kinks and get up to snuff!
Best soup and sandwich deal in North Vancouver. The service is awesome. Quick, fresh, and a great selection of soups. The split pea soup is my favorite. A smart alternative to the fast food restaurants, for the same price! Phoned ahead and got lunch for our whole crew, manager was kind and gave us a discount for the large order, wasn't expected, so it exceeded my expectations! Only thing I would suggest is that they update their Website, would order online more often. Otherwise, Good job!
Went to Lonsdale Quay with my daughter and decided on soup for our lunch. I had noted many people ordering here and they all seemed to enjoy their meal. I also noted that the soup was served in ceramic bowls if one choose to eat it at their counter or one of the nearby tables. Styrofoam is not the nicest tasting stuff in the world (although they do serve in styrofoam containter "to go").
I decided on the seafood chowder. My daughter had the chicken, garlic, mushroom. We each ordered a small and each one came with a large, tasty bun. Each was $5 and change.
OMG - the soup was good!!!! My seafood chowder had a delicious tomato based broth and big chunks of fish, as well as smaller pieces of shrimp and other seafood. It was soooooo tasty. The bun was nice too.
My daughter chicken, mushroom, garlic was divine. Lots of chicken and nice shrooms. Delicious broth.
We helped ourselves to water, there was also extra condiments (such as hot sauce) available to kick the soup up a notch if so desired. I liked the soup just the way it was. Hot and tasty.
I'll make this my go-to place when I visit the Quay.
Ordered a meat pizza, greasy, weird after taste. The pizza dough is bland and oily and the sauce is flavorless.
Ordered a thin crust Baja Thin Crust was like eating cardboard. There was no cilantro, there was way way way too much corn, it had no sauce at all. My daughter and I tried it and actually threw it away. And we never waste food. The crust seemed like it had been deep fried and then topped it was so greasy.
My stomach is hurting just sitting here writing this.
We were very disappointed and will definitely not be going back there. I called the manager and calmly told him our experience and explained I wanted no refund or gift cert. I just wanted him to speak to his chef and let him know that we were throwing food out. Actually it isn't food and I am not sure what it is.
We will never go back and will let others know. Boston Pizza used to have good food and it was tasty. If this is the standard of food now. Wow. They need to figure this out.
Too bad because all the big screens playing the game etc. It could have been fun, and it was early, but the place was empty.
We did eat our pizza's at home and did reheat them a bit, hoping to help the flavor. Nope.
Persian cuisine in a modern & chic ambiance at great prices. Zeitoon Restaurant is a true gem in North Vancouver's Central Lonsdale.
The atmosphere is great. Pictures of old Tehran along with persian music makes you feel you are dining in iran.
The staff are very friendly and polite.
The food is just great. It tastes like the food that you get in best persian restaurants in tehran and elsewhere in iran.
The restaurant also offers wine and beer which is fantastic because most persian restaurants don`t offer alcoholic drinks.
Had a hankering for Thai food, and we found this little place on Lonsdale somewhat by accident. We were very pleasantly suprised by how good the meal was. the dinnig area is very small but felt cozy, not cramped. The service was quick and cheerful, and food was delicious. We'll certainly be back!
The food is really very good, we thoroughly enjoy it. We've had a variety of dishes- Shanghai noodles, ginger beef, chicken and vegetables in a potato nest, spring rolls, wor wonton, special chow mein - all have been consistently delicious. And no MSG? What a bonus! Our new favourite Chinese food restaurant.
This place is small, i suppose one could say 'cozy' but that would be stretching things past the breaking point. My family went there on Saturday and found the place busy as to be expected, the lame part wasn't waiting for good food and good service, instead we waited 40 minutes for a crap table right beside the entrance way, a place where no table belongs as you get the constant rush of cold air each time the door opens-which is often. The service was then slow to non existent, i realize they are busy but i would categorize it as grossly understaffed. My pancake was bunt on the bottom (another sign of a rushed establishment being run on the cheap) my coffee was only refilled once and the service was rude and short. Non apologetic for the lousy service and i won't be coming back to this location. De Dutch is an otherwise great place to eat but this place is awful and needs to be reviewed on how they run things, either pony up and hire more people or limit your already limited seating.
I have eaten at Cheshire Cheese Inn at Carrie Cates ( Lonsdale Quay ) in North Vancouver a few times. I had the Prime Rib, a couple times which was very good, how ever only available on weekends, fri. & sat. nights. Also I have had the Fish & Chips Dinner a couple of times also. and that was good as well. inside Cheshire is comfortable and lots of room. The view looks out at Vancouver's Harbor, which is a Spectacular view, so I would recommend it, so have a meal and enjoy the view,,, Allan Cassidy
The bubble tea was amazing and the guy working there (may have been the owner) was really nice and provided excellent service, will definitely go back next time I'm in the area. I highly recommend the Peach milk slush, although there are so many flavours to choose from, I was very spoilt for choice!
I'll admit at the start. I only had a cup of coffee.
However, it was a darned GOOD cup of coffee.
The young woman working there was friendly. The coffee choices ample. I chose a volcanic roast. It was HOT, the way I like it and very tasty.
Excellent ambiance on a quiet evening overlooking the water.
Note to readers - this is a just a little place in Londsdale Quay - it is not a fine dining establishment, it is a self-serve coffee bar (for the purpose of my visit). However, the coffee was very good and I could not have asked for a nicer environment to enjoy it.
my family and I tried this restaurant about a week ago. I was excited to give it a try because it was on a popular TV Food show.
We ordered the same entrees as what was shown on tv. We were dissappointed because the portions were not the same as what we saw on the TV. in actuality it was much smaller. The vegetables looked and tasted over cooked and the pastry on the meat pie was quite dry. Half of the fries on my son's plate were burnt and the sandwich that came with it lacked substance.
We were also disappointment when the waitress told us that two people cannot share an entree that each person must order a minimum $5 worth from the menu or there will be a $5 sitting charge for each individual who didn't place a qualifying order. My younger daughter has a small appetite and would normally share from her brother or sister, but this time I had to order her a whole entree and ended up taking it home and with another charge for the take out container.
I am giving a low rating for Tomahawk because:
#1 the dining area was small and cramped, it was litterally elbow to elbow seating. Not comfortable at all.
#2 the wait staff were rarely available for table service.
#3 the food quality and portion size was not worth what they charge for it
#4 we were made to feel herded in to eat, then hurried out so they could seat the waiting customers.
we will not be returning to this restaurant.
This place was one of the best restaraunts that I have ever been to in my life. My family and I went there because one of our neighbors had suggested it. We walked in, and were seated in the back near a TV and we watched soccer to pass the time. The lighting was nice and not too bright, and we were served immediately. We got the fish tacos and palmito dip nachos, as well as a mumbai bowl. The fish tacos were to die for, and the dip was very rich and cheesy. The bowl was still great, but not up to compare with the others.
For dessert, we got a huge bowl of ice cream that was very beautifully made with strawberries, chocolate syrup, and other delicious toppings. The only bad thing about this was the price, it was completely worth the money and more. It totaled out to $55, and that was fine for us. A great restaraunt, i would suggest going there.
This was a great restaraunt, me and my family went out one night, and got a huge platter fro the 4 of us for $22, and it was decent food. There was almost enough left over for the next night. It was filling, and I want hungry till the next days afternoon. After the dinner, we got a complimentary loaf of home-made bread that was left over after the days baking. It was still warm, and very large. The service was fine, took around half an hour to get our food, and free refills. The ambiance was not great, some waiters were shouting to the chefs, and it want very peaceful, but that didn't bother us. All in all, a good cheap night for some good food.
I went to this restuarant again about a week ago and I had chicken and beef mixed donair and WoW! It was so gooooooood and heavy. also I had their kebob , soups, Felafels and also their lamb head soup and Wow! I proffer u to try their food and specially their lamb head soup.
Checked out the Quay and was craving something sweet to have with a coffee. I spotted this bakery, but there was literally no-one attending the counter. Went for a short walk, browsing the Quay and returned .. still no one. Went for another short walk and returned to find an disinterested Asian man behind the counter.
I asked if the Diplomat Cakes were made with real butter. The man did not seem to understand me at first. I asked again. He said, "Yes. Butter."
I bought a slice for $3.25 plus tax. I ate it at the tables near the window with the nice view of Vancouver.
I should have just had a coffee and thrown the $3.25 into the water fountain outside. It was the worst Diplomat cake I have ever had. It had ZERO flavour. If butter was used in the frosting - it would have been 0.01% added to shortening. I didn't taste any buttery flavour at all. It tasted like nothing.
Gross. Never again.
This is my favourite spot for a real coffee latte, made with freshly ground beans that were roasted nearby a few days before. Great hot or cold sandwiches along with freshly baked pastries, cookies and snacks. Simple surroundings kept impeccably clean.
Instead of buying from international chains that offer factory foods, at Belmondo Cafe, you get healthier, tastier food and support local merchants.
My gf has been bringing me takeout from here for nearly a couple of years now and only recently did I finally make my way here to dine in with her.
The location is tucked away off Lonsdale but from what I've been told, it's almost always extremely busy. They have more floorspace next door so larger groups can dine without bumping elbows. At the main site, the tables by the front doors are quite cramped together to maximize seating capacity but the loud ambiance drowns out most nosy patrons. They do what they can with the space, but on a cold rather night it's a bit off-putting.
Even with the limited table space, we ordered quite a few dishes for the two of us. My gf's lamb shank (baghali polo) was braised to a fork tender and came with a lima bean rice scented with dill. I ordered a combination meal which came with one beef and one chicken kabob, served with grilled tomato and rice (bakhtiari). The kabobs were simply made with little seasoning and perfectly cooked with both our entrees chased with the apparently ubiquitous shallots and yogurt (mast-o moosir). In addition to that, we ordered an accompanying dish called fesenjoon, which was a pureed pomegranate and walnut mix topped over white chicken meat. It was an interesting mix of sweet and tang and was really a meal in itself. Portions are more than generous as you get a large amount of meat along with carbs.
Our server was one of the friendliest we've had in a long time, especially given the full house. It wasn't anything over the top at all, but he certainly made us feel welcomed.
Simply put, this is my kind of comfort food.
This is a great location - right next to a Starbucks (which I avoid). I like JJ Bean - coffee is good, food is good, and pastries are good. Good solid fare by electic staff who seem to know their coffee and enjoy working there. But, here's the rub, why is the coffee never piping hot. It cools down when I add a touch of cream - ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I just hate that; and when I ask for a spot of hot milk, they get all snotty on me and ask for an extra .50c. Dammit man, I don't want a latte (if I wanted milk favoured with coffee then I would order the damn thing).
But I did notice that the music they were playing was really great coffee shop stuff - Sinatra, some Big Band, Charlie Parker - great jazz as is proper and right for coffee bars. Not the vomit-inducing Top 40, which is what they used to play (and maybe still do - but not on the day I visited).
Also - when I visited a few weeks ago, the paper-towel dispenser in the men's room was broken; on another recent trip (yesterday), it was still broken. What gives?
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