This is one of my favourite places on the north shore. Their dynamite roll is the best i've ever had. I highly recommend this place. The service is excellent and staff are extremely polite! One of the best places for good quality, fresh sushi. Mr. Sushi never disappoints! The restaurant is a little bit small so you may have to wait before to be seated so I suggest that you call in advance and order take out.
We hadn't been to the Marina Grill since December, so we were eager to get back to the place we knew to be great for Sunday brinch. But ohhhh were we disapointed!
First, I have a very young baby so I requested a table with a booth for the carseat. The place was empty inside and there was a booth right in front of us. The waitress told us no, that we couldn't sit there because it was reserved for larger groups. We were four...and like a said the place was EMPTY!! The waitress asked us if we would like a highchair for our sleeping 3 month old. I politely asked again and was told yes but it would take 10 mins to wipe down the table for us. 10 mins? Anyway, we waited patiently and the table was ready very quickly.
Next, we placed our order with a waitress who seemed to be working with the menu for the first time. I asked for the smoked salmon eggs benny (an old fav). It came out quicky and looked good except for one thing...she had gone ahead an ordered the half order for me. When I asked about this she said, "oh, I guess I just assumed that's what you wanted!" I'm not overweight and found this comment extreely rude! She brought out the other half which was cold and obviously quickly slapped together. The waiteress never asked us if we wanted coffee, more water and rarely came back to our table. It took her so long to bring the debit machine that we had to ask another server.
All in all, we felt unwelcome and a bother. For a place that serves mediocre food in a plave with poor decor...sevice is everything! And in this case the service was a big let down.
There this past Saturday. Restaurant was not too busy and we were shown to a seat but immediatley felt the disconnect between the server and ourselves. Took forever for the waitress (the young Asian women trying to look like Jerry Lewis) to take our order. Observed staff cleaning tables, chatting, and essentially they forgot we were there for about 15 minutes. We were just about to walk out when Jerry Lewis took our order. The food arrived fairly quickly. The food is good and for that there is no complaint. While eating we overheard a young mother asking for a piece of orange for her young child. The waitress (Jerry Lewis) told the mother that a piece of orange was not included in the meal and would cost extra. My jaw dropped! And the manner in which this was said was so rude and so demeaning, we decided at that point we would not leave a tip. Astounding. The miserable little wench became our focal point as she trotted back and forth in the restaurant. As the other posters have said, the service is slow, the servers are rude, the restaurant is gross and dirty but the food is okay. But never again. Charging for a piece of orange for a young child was the nail in the coffin.
This place opend up a few months ago and was waiting for an opp to try it. Went on a weekday for lunch. Pretty simple menu, soft tacos, burritos or quesadillas. Tried the soft tacos which came in corn tortillas with your choice of meats. The beef tacos were ok, a bit underseasoned and you get to customize with the staff putting various sauces, lettuce, corn in. The size is small and you would need about 3+ to be full. I prefer the places that have a salsa bar so you can self-customize your toppings. 3 tacos was approx. $7. Overall food was average with the normal service. Probably try it one more time but wouldn't go out of my way to go here.
I went to Pier 7 last night for my birthday dinner with some girlfriends. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered: breaded chicken bites (with roasted red pepper sauce), Panisse, Salmon, Seafood Mac & Cheese, and White Wine Chicken Breast. All of them were absolutely fantastic. The service was great, we were seated a little inwards (still great) but they moved us to a water view seat as soon as one was available. The Manager, Ali, was a great host. He gave us a tour of the upstairs area where there is a dance floor, dining room, and another patio with amazing views of the north shore mountains and of downtown. I would highly recommend this place. We went there a little hesitant due to the reviews but I am so glad we went. I would say their target audience would be ages 21-40.
Give it a try!!!
We have tried several of the menu items and have enjoyed all of them. Once, my son's burger was undercooked and even though I didn't notice until he had almost finished it, we were not charged for it. The manager appeared almost instantly and apologized and explained how the burgers are cooked, etc. The food and drinks are well priced and everything is very tasty. Just try to avoid the section at the back of the restaurant if you don't have small children; this seems to be where they put the families so it can be a bit noisy with restless little kids.
If you try the butter chicken here just once you will never go anywhere else, great service, beautiful resteraunt, and amazing food, do yourself a huge favor and eat here. This is my wife's favorite all time resteraunt and it is closing in on my number one as well, I have nothing but good things to say about Palkis.
Unfortunately, we will not go back as this dining experience was poor and our visit left us with a lump in our throats. For $11 the caesar was just okay, We always realize there are a few bugs to be worked out before a restaurant can establish a good following, but for us we will not be one of those following.
Great view, great patio,
Came here on opening week and have meant to review ever since. What a great spot; the food and service were both phenomenal. Pretty much every item on the menu has something that jumps out at you. I wound up ordering a whole bunch of appetizers, all super tasty (highlight was the deconstructed poutine; fries, gravy, cheese fondue, mix and match as you please), and for the entree I had the flat iron steak. Not something I would normally order as I'm generally not a huge fan of that cut, but as I mentioned, each menu item has something on it that you're definitely gonna wanna eat. In this case it was a beef bone with the marrow in, which you're meant to spread on the steak. If you don't eat marrow that may sound gross, but it was the selling factor for me and I regret nothing! Steak was perfectly cooked and very tender, and the marrow was such a nice accompaniment. Such a great meal. Can't say enough good things about the service either, very "small room style"; personal, attentive, intimate. Will be going back for sure.
I went to this location on the Canada day weekend after the holiday parade only by fluke. I had no idea that the north shore even had a reneovated Veras location. I happened to find out that they now have a liquor license but being with the kids decided for the typical combo, The owners themselves were there and along with the staff proceeded to make our meal relaxing enjoyable and confortable. Once seated they not only checked on their food quality but proceeded to refill our pops without even getting up to do it ourselves and proceeded to bring ketchup or any other fixings we required. The burgers were amazing and my wife whom must have only a veggie burger has decided that no other veggie burger compares, period. The owners have not only taught the staff that customer service is imperative but by far the second most important element after the food quality. I would highly recommend this location over any other burger joint in North Van, problem is this, they are not a burger joint but have transformed the location into a sorts atmosphere retaurant style that no one can match. I will be back for beers with the wife. again thank you for making a weekend filled with three kids additional family a treat and a relaxing time for us all.
I strongly believe most people come here for their spicy salmon/tuna sashimi bowl which is humungous, so we usually opt for a half order instead. Tremendous value at $5.95 and that's basically what draws us back again and again. Their other offerings like sushi, rolls, terriyaki are not as spectacular but still solid nonetheless. Once you get to place your order food comes in a timely manner. The interior, as many before me had mentioned, is more suited to a modern western-styled establishment. But it actually makes it more interesting and less 'cheap' to dine in. But if you're craving for some good-valued Japanese then there's no better choice on the North Shore. Period.
Had dinner with a friend here and ordered the "Spicy Salmon Sashimi" (~8.95) and some rolls. Total bill was under $20 before taxes and tip. Asked for the Spicy Salmon sauce on the side, which was a good move. Excellent food value for you money, we could not finish our meal, the sashimi dish in particular had a *ton* of sashimi pieces.
The evening was only marred by the poor service. There were too few servers that were overworked. We got our food ok but could not seem to get a simple glass of water. We requested water when we sat down, when we ordered, when we got our food and when we flagged 2 other waitresses to try and get it. I thought about going to go and fill the water glasses myself, but finally got it 20 minutes in our meal... I mostly blame the establishment itself for overworking the waitresses.
Still, good food and prices made it worth it and next time we will go at lunch and hope for a smaller crowd. Most places $8.95 gets you a few sashimi places, here you get a veritable mountain of sashimi - a great deal for the north shore.
Unusual menu items on the menu that I have never had before.
Great Lamb dishes. and delicious flavours
Excellent portions, nice indian music - for once.
attractive light decor.
and a stunning Phillips IPA on the drinks menu.
If you like Indian cuisine as I do - this is not to be missed
I have ordered from this place quite a few times, when needing quick take-out. They have good prices for Lynn Valley and are a convenient take-out place. Last time we dined in, however, the california rolls were awful. The worst I ever had, we didn't even bother to finish them. The rest of the bento was fine, but I had to comment on the rolls.
You don't come here for quality sushi, you come for cheap take-out to fill you up - as long as you are at peace with that, you will do fine.
We went to Arms Reach for a family birthday and the restaurant was packed! We were originally told a 40 minute wait. It was a such a nice day out, definitely should have made a reservation even on a weeknight. We were about to leave to go to the Raven but we asked again and got seated a minute later. The decor in the restaurant is elegant with neutral colours and the view of the water was beautiful! The service was great and a few of us started off with salads. The mains are in the $20-35 range. I ordered the scallops and risotto and it was to die for! I'm still thinking about it! I also tried a bit of the seafood pasta with tomatoes, it was a bit plain but still good. Everyones food was really good and I don't think there was a single complaint. We also received complementary dessert for the birthday which was very nice. The service was great, the food is amazing, and the view of Deep Cove is lovely. Will be coming back again soon!
I have now been to this restaraunt a number of times both for lunch and dinner. We have never had a bad experience. The food and service have always been great. Perfectly spiced according to each diners preference. Mild, medium or hot. The pakoras are especially fabulous. Definitely recommend this restaraunt.
We had called Anatoli’s earlier and they suggested reservations since it was July 1 and they anticipated a busy evening. They were very busy even early in the evening when we arrived.
It’s a very nice room and bigger than it first appears since it goes quite a ways back. The restaurant has high ceilings and is nice and airy. Tables are set far enough apart that you are not too close to other customers. They also have patio dining. There was a guitarist setting up when we left about 7:30.
Our server was very good. She was nice and cheerful and pleasant. When my husband ordered ½ chicken she explained that it could take 30 to 35 minutes. We were not in a hurry so it presented no problem but it was nice to know.
We shared an order of calamari to start. It was very good, nice and crispy coating and the calamari itself was tender. For entrees I ordered the roast lamb – this was leg of lamb that I requested medium rare. It was cooked exactly as ordered and came with the requisite, rice, potatoes and Greek salad. Their potatoes are more of an oven roasted potato than the standard potato that you generally get at a Greek restaurant. It was good but not exceptional. My husband ordered the ½ a roast chicken and it was very good. It was nice and moist and very flavourful. They charge extra for pita bread. This is something I find rather annoying. It seems to me that if you’re paying over $20.00 for an entrée that they could include the pita bread. Most Greek restaurants don’t charge for pita. Their pita bread is also a bit different than the standard, it is composed of tiny little triangles of crisp bread, not the nice fluffy rounds that you usually get. It was good, just different. Sunday nights they have pitchers of Sangria on special for $20.00. It is a large pitcher of Sangria with no fruit in it. It was very good but I have had better Sangrias, however for the price there was certainly value for you money.
It is a very nice restaurant but there are other Greek restaurants that I do prefer both for the quality of the food and the ambiance.
Went her with the Groupon deal. Nice little place, not much for ambiance but it is clean and OK. Got some good sushi and deals with the groupon, but I am not sure it is worth the price otherwise. Worth it for those living nearby (dine-in or takeout) but not worth travelling far to come to this place.
Not living in North Van, we don't get to go to Sailor Hagar's that often, but it's usually a pleasant experience when we do. The place is large and seems quite popular with the locals.
They double as a brew pub, so they have a decent selection of their own beer on tap, which is typically quite good. They also have a large selection of imported beer on tap.
The food is typically quite good. We've seen several incarnations of the menu in the last few years, and most of what we've tried turned out quite well. The portions are large and flavorful. Their specials on the weekends are great value for money.
So what could be better then? Service, unfortunately, is hit and miss. Depending on who ends up waiting on your table you could be receiving stellar service (from the lady working the bar- probably the owner) or extremely poor service. One time while seating on the patio we ordered a second round of beer as our empty glasses were taken away and food brought to the table. We didn't see our second round until we were done eating, some 20 minutes later, and that only after reminding the waitress.
Despite the service issues though, the place is definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.
This is the fist review I’ve ever written and hopefully it will be the last. Don’t order this food!
We ordered our meal at 5:30 and was told it would be here in 30-40 minutes. After an hour we called and they hadn’t even begun to prepare it. It took TWO hours for sushi to be delivered 10mins!
Don’t make the same mistake we did, avoid this restaurant!!
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