I was quite impressed by my first visit to Red Burrito. Lots of options, and MASSIVE burritos! I was full for an entire day after downing one of those suckers. Definitely a decent value considering it felt like I had just purchased a concrete block.
Service was solid; I was waiting in line for a short while when someone from the back noticed and sprung into action to take my order. I'll definitely return when I need a quick gorging.
In my opinion Fresh Slice is average at best. Toppings are sparse, and while their pizza is often tasty, I view it as the fast food giant of the 'local' pizza industry. I feel kinda bad for badmouthing them, considering I've been guilty of eating their pizza quite a few times, but it's more out of convenience than anything. It's great that a small local company has become a large chain, but I'll stick to the places that remain small and local.
DDDN likely has the best pizza crust I've ever had. It's not thin, but very light and not doughy at all. There is definitely cheaper pizza out there, but rarely is it as tasty. Great lunch special which is two slices and a plate of fries for around five bucks. Super friendly service; the lady running the place even brought my fries and ketchup to the table, along with a glass of ice water. I've never experienced such caring service in a comparable pizza joint. I'm looking forward to my second visit!
This place was recommended by a co-worker. I now get my lunch here quite often. This deli & lunch/take out counter provides a variety of three entree choices daily. The choices, their flavours and related sauces are excellent. Rob & Ben are informative, everyone's friendly. As to the food, you'd pay twice as much for less at many restaurants. Since it's in Lonsdale Quay, ask for a plate & get a nearby table in the rather spartan nearby dining area or sit outside and enjoy the view! You DO have to return your dishes and cutlery, but that's a small price to pay.
On our way to pick our daughter from the ferry. Decided to stop in for dinner. Heard of it before and looked forward to givin it a try. The ambiance was quite interesting, as the outer building looked like a rangers building you would find in a provincial park. We decided to sit out on the patio.
We both order the sirloin burgers with mushrooms, bacon, and swiss. When I first read the menu it said sirloin burgers $12.99. So when I got a processed hamburger patty that I could have picked up at cosco I was seriously diasapointed. The other part of this was it was scorched a bit and dry as a bone- clearly overcooked. When I go out for a sirloin burger, I expect a home made patty that is moist and juicy. This burger was no better than a monthly promotion at A&W.
My wife had a sleeve of Rickards white and when I saw the bill, I couldn't believe they charged me $6. Anywhere else in the lower mainland this beer is $6 for a pint.
In my opinion this place takes advantage of the "comfortably" off people in the neighborhood and over charges their product and don't follow it up with quality.
Unfortunately we will never be back. Too bad cause the menu was small, but in concept, was a little more intersting than your average pub. Unfortunately the kitchen failed to produce.
We've tapped into Sushi Day a few times now for takeout....it's only a few blocks from home and parking is always easy at Park & Tilford. Today we got three combos to share (assorted tuna/salmon and california/dynamite rolls, and assorted nigiri). It was 5pm and not very busy yet so the wait was about 20 minutes...lots of time for a nice stroll through the gardens with confidence the sushi is freshly made. Nothing startling on the menu if you're a sushi fan, just decent priced sushi to satisfy your craving. The restaurant is small and has one table for four and 5 tables for two so they focus on takeout and seem to do it well.
It was a sunny Friday (finally) and we thought picking up some takeout to eat at Cates Park would be a summertime treat. Fish and chips are perfect park fare so we swung by the Dollarton Crab Shop on the way. We haven't been to their new store since the old one burned down. It was 5 pm and there were only a couple other customers there so we ordered quickly. Waited about 15 minutes for our order which is a good sign meaning everything was being cooked fresh. We order the 6 piece cod family pack because we were very hungry having skipped lunch and it was only $2 more than a couple of 2 piece dinners. Boxed up and wrapped in newspaper, we collected our food and headed for the door. If you're doing takeout to the park, you'll need to unwrap and salt your F&C before you leave or shake some salt into a knapkin to bring with you like we did. The shop supplies tartar sauce in a baggie and you can collect pouches of ketchup and vinegar and lemon slices from the counters.
10 minutes later we were in Cates at a picnic table eagerly unwrapping our F&C. One box was stuffed full of fries and one with 6 good sized pieces of battered cod. Fries were tasty but not very crisp; perhaps they are better fresh at the shop and don't travel well. Fairly oily we thought. The fish was tasty but the batter was fairly chewy and not very crisp; the cod inside was delicious but the batter was a bit disappointing. Perhaps it also doesn't travel well. A lot of oil leaked out of the boxes onto the newspaper and our general impression was that although the flavours are there, we prefer the less greasy and more crispy F&C we can get at other shops in N. Van.
I came here for lunch. The interior is a bit dated, but, looked pretty clean. Clean table tops and what not. I was seated immediately, and was brought a glass of water quickly.
The Lunch Specials Menu had a lot of different options and was a great deal. I had the Pork Fried Rice and the Ginger Beef. The Ginger Beef came out first. It was the Breaded style with sauce. Was very decent. There wasn't much spice to it, but, a very good Ginger beef and was a huge portion. The Fried Rice came out a little later, and was also very good. Lots of pieces of BBQ Pork in it, and was a very big plate of Rice too. Surprising, because the Rice was 6 Bucks!
All in all, a very decent Restaurant. The Price and Value are unreal. The food is pretty good too. I will definately be back and will definately recommend others to come here. I think it's just a great place to eat. It's nothing fancy Chinese food.
I love Montreal-style bagels. After reading a few reviews, I thought I'd make the drive from where I live in Coquitlam to North Van to check out Mount Royal Bagel Factory. When I got there, it was late in the day so they had nothing but pre-packaged bagels available, which were expensive as they were only available in 1/2 dozens.
Firstly, these bagels are too moist and sticky. I know Montreal bagels are boiled in honeyed water, but these were actually difficult to handle. It's impossible to toast these bagels enough to drop the stickiness to tolerably dry levels for enjoying with your schmear of choice. These bagles feel like an unholy marriage of New York bread-style bagels and their boiled Montreal counterpart. Not really good.
Secondly, I love poppyseed bagels and the poppyseeds on these bagels look like they're tossed on as an afterthought. They're supposed to be a major component of the flavour but they covered less than 1/4 of the bagels' surfaces. The sesame ones were more evenly covered.
Finally, I very much doubt that these bagels were cooked in a wood oven. If they have a wood oven in the North Van shop, there is no wood smoke smell and the bagels seem way too minimally and evenly browned for a wood oven to be involved.
Stick to Solly's or Siegel's if you're craving a Montreal style bagel fix. Stay away from these sticky, doughy messes, you will thank yourself for it.
PS. Mount Royal doesn't stock smoked meat, isn't any sort of a deli-style location and has really poorly blended cream cheeses (I felt like the extra 10$ I spent trying two of their creamcheeses was a complete waste, they were so garlicky that I threw them in the garbage.)
I came here for lunch with another person. We were seated quite quickly. The Sun was pretty hot that day, and the restaurant was also pretty hot. But, right when we sat down, ugh, the table as sticky. The kind of sticky from being wiped with the same old dish towel. The place is pretty dated otherwise.
We ordered a Chicken Box, Dynamite Roll, Assorted Tempura, and Chicken Wings. The food came pretty quick, the only problem was they didn't think to bring any plates for us to eat with. Chicken box is a great deal. Comes with Terryaki Chicken, a California Roll, some rice, a few pieces of tempura, and some salad. We asked and they promptly provided.
The food was alright. I'm not a big Sushi connoisseur. Food that was hot, came out hot. The Rolls didn't fall apart when we ate them. Chicken wings were pretty standard. The Assorted Tempura had a good amount in it. Chicken Box hit the spot, skip the salad.
Servers are a bit clueless, but, not angry or mean in any way.
The price was quite unreal. All of that was just under 25 dollars. Pretty good deal if you ask me. Would I recommend this restaurant to others? Well, depends on who it is. For people who don't mind a greasy Spoon kinda restaurant, it's good. If you can't deal with sticky tables, well, this place isn't for you. If you love a smoking deal on some decent eats, I'd say this place is for you. It's Cheap, and, if that's all that matters to you, then that's all that matters.
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