It's been a while (almost 10 years) since I have lived in Nvan, and we used to go to Andrea's a lot. As I couldn't remember the address, I had to google it. Thats when I though I should see what the reviews have been like. Some mentioned "Marginal Service", slow service, etc. I can say that our Lunch yesterday was fantastic. Service was above Par. And the food, mmm, just as I remembered it. Ordered a Lg. Hot and Spicy Pizza, and our other guest had the Alfredo. Seriously, they make the best Pizza, and as I finished the last quarter of Alfredo, it was also fantastic. Prices are great. I don't know if the previous commenters 'comments' have/were taken into consideration/applied, but I have no qualms referring Andrea's. In fact, I'm looking forward to my next meal there (as I'm living back in Nvan)
Crispy is in new location across Capilano Mall on Marine drive, North Vancouver.
Below expectation customer service, the gentleman who seems to be owner is grumpy, check your bill he will charge you more, if you catch him, he will say " oh our menu is old and price is changed", he rip you off if you don't ask for a a copy of your bill.
Quality f food is below average, better than MD and much lower than 5Gs.
Price: over priced, a burger $7 (shows $6 in menu) a hot dog $9(shows $7 in Menu),
you can get a full meal in other persian restaurants for $9.00
Living in North Vancouver I have already tried their food many times over. However, I was quite impressed after visiting the Vancouver location on my way to work. They provide very consistent high quality service at both their locations. Truly the best pizza and Indian food takeout money can buy.
These past reviews are pretty unfair to this place. For an overall sushi value comparing quality and price, no place can beat Yuko Maki. They have the largest and best sashimi pieces on North Vancouver out of the dozens of places I have tried. There boxes are way better and cheaper then every other place as well. The quality of all the food and rolls are really great. The place is also very clean.
Yes the service can sometimes be not very good when you go and sit down. Don't like it? Get Takeout. This restaurant gets super busy because it is so popular. They definitely do need to work on their service and staff some more employees but it wont stop me from coming. What I don't understand is why do people expect to go to YukoMaki and pay $6.50 for a box and expect service quality like a steakhouse? Go to the keg if you want high service. You are paying under $8 for a meal or combo here, take this place for what it is, the best value and cheap place to get some great sushi.
After ordering from pretty much every single other pizza place in the area (all of which are good or at least decent in their own way), we decided to order from Pizza Hut on Marine Dr for a change. What a mistake. Pizza was extremely soggy - crust was basically wet.. kind of like trying to eat a wet dish sponge - we threw 80% of it into the garbage, because we could not eat it. We also ordered wings, which were even more disgusting - flavourless, and also soggy. Does this place soak all of their food in dishwater before they send it out? These also went in the garbage, because they were not edible. This place is not even cheap. Basically, we threw $40 worth of their disgusting so-called food into the trash. What a waste. Stay AWAY from this place!! Many, many, many better options available to you.
First time here didn't know what to expect (except for what I read on the website). The girl behind the counter was very pushy in first trying to sell us a whole chicken for dinner, we said no, too much food. My partner asked for the 1/4 chicken (drumstick/thigh) with a side over of caesar salad - the girl was pushy asking 3 times if he was sure he didn't want two 1/4 pieces, he said no (he can't eat half a chicken himself) she still pushed it.....do they work on commission for this girl to be so pushy in trying to sell more than what we want or could eat? I asked where they kept the condiments and straws - she didn't answer, maybe she didn't hear my my partner asked - he was ignored, he asked again, again he was ignored. Next she was busy trying to push beer onto us instead of pop - they must work on a commission, at least that's how she behaved.
We picked a table. The server was much more pleasant - friendly and attentive. The 1/4 chicken and caesar was delicious. My chicken sandwich and peri peri fries were also delicious. If the service was better we would go back, but because of such a horrible disappointment with such a money hungry pushy clerk behind the counter, I will wait a few years (if ever) in hopes of their staff learning more about better customer service.
We chose Fishworks for a Christmas Eve family dinner with our sons and made reservations for 6pm. It’s a cosy little restaurant, with a display of fresh oysters on ice as you walk in the door, nicely decorated in muted tones and decor. Wait staff seated us promptly and were efficient and personable, neither too intrusive nor too distant for requests during our meal. By the time we left at 7:30 the restaurant was packed.
We ordered 4 of their Parallel 49 Ugly Sweater stouts which were rich, sweet, creamy dark milk stouts, a nice start while we perused the menu. Starters were a half-dozen freshly shucked oysters for me, crab cakes with a wasabi aioli for the wife, and crispy curry squid with cucumber raita and salmon Carpaccio with a garlic-ginger sauce for the boys. Each was delicious and forks were passed around the table to share the different tastes.
Mains were Haida Gwaii lingcod with a spicy and crispy seared skin; grilled prawn linguine carbonara with a raw egg in the middle for stirring into the hot pasta; a lovely seafood paella; and halibut poutine (seriously). All the starters and mains were excellent, very creative, rich and elegantly presented and some of the paella and carbonara came home with us in doggy boxes. We were too full to entertain dessert. Total tab was $208 including tip for four. Not cheap eats but an excellent special occasion dinner spot that we thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend.
Feeling obligated to update. Same "new" owners but a "new and better" restaurant for sure! This restaurant was closed for a while for renovations and recently reopened. We had to check it out. The entrace is now off of Lonsdale. The dining room is completely open, spacious, bright, and new. Many big screen TVs have been added --great because the hockey game was on. The menu has some new options. Plates, cups, glasses, etc. were all clean and new. The prices went up a tiny bit (25-50 ¢) but the quality, quantity, and presentation of the food was great! It is on a different level now -- such an improvement! The fellow who served us was great and our food arrived freshly-made in a timely manner. Our tea and water was topped up regularly and empty plates were removed promptly. My partner loved the fried calamari! All the rolls were fresh and tasty. The sashimi was fresh and portions were generous. We were so full and completely satisfied when we left. Hope they keep this up! Glad we can count again on Sushi Katsu as our local "go-to" sushi place! If you liked it before, you will love it now!
Last week I attended a fundraiser in the banquet room at the Eagles to raise money for a family friend fighting cancer. As the organizers are members if the eagles the eagles agreed to give 10% of the bar sales to the fundraiser. Now one week later they will not give the funds to the cause. If this is how the eagles are going to act I will no longer be supporting this business.
When we first walked in, the Pho Saigon reminded of a diner; brightly lit, spartan tables and furnishings and very neat and clean. And the instrumental elevator muzak playing in the background kind of grew on me as we ate (from disco to russian symphonies). We were in search of a good bowl of beef pho on a cold winter evening and the Siagon sounded like the rght place to be.
We ordered 2 large bowls of beef noodle pho with eye of round and well-done flank steak. Glasses of hot weak tea came out first to warm our hands. The bowls came out steaming with a mound of rice noodles and sliced beef in the middle, swimming in broth with diced green onions, with a side of bean sprouts, lime wedges, sliced chillis and sprigs of fresh thai basil for dressing.
I'm no expert on pho but it was a great bowl of beef noodle soup; the eye of round was very tender and very rare until stirred into the hot tasty broth. The flank steak was a bit chewy so I'd probably stick with the eye of round next time. And there will be a next time I'm sure. Damage was $20 with a tip.
It was my go-to place on Sunday for watching football. I was there five Sundays in a row. But on Grey Cup Sunday, I was refused service because I was wearing boots (hiking boots) and canvass pants.
I guess I was red flagged as "working class."
It was a Sunday afternoon and I wanted to watch football. Apparently, I didn't pass their eyeball test and was sent away.
It was embarrassing.
They'd rather sit half-empty than serve me.
Nice job alienating a new regular customer.
There's a reason why half of the people drinking coffee at the Starbucks next door are eating Harmony donuts - they're just plain good.
These are the real deal - honest to god proper donuts, cooked up in a deep fryer right before your eyes. Those horrid prebaked Tim Hortons things pale in comparison. Real nuts, and sprinkles, and icing......
Seriously, buy a dozen assorted donuts from Harmony and there's no way you'll ever darken Timmy's doors again.
Lynn Valley has no shortage of pizza joints, and they're all pretty dull and corporate.
That's why we drive the other direction and get our pizza from DJJ's. It's about the best pizza you'll find on the North Shore, and FAR FAR superior to the chain pizza that you'll get around Lynn Valley.
We love the neighbourhood feel of this place, and the mix of clientèle. It's our go-to place for drinks and a light nosh in the early evening - the appetisers are excellent.
Strangely the one time that we went for a full dinner we were less impressed. Somehow the full entrees just weren't as amazingly yummy as the starters.
Still though, this place is a gem, a hidden treasure if you will, and we'll recommend it highly.
Took the kids to Lonsdale Quay. They wanted some ice cream. Looked around and decided to have the ice cream at Crepe Escape.
The sign with prices indicated that one scoop of ice cream was $3.30 plus tax. There was an extra 0.60 charge for a waffle cone. I bought each of my kids one scoop in a regular cone (not waffle). Daughter had cappacino. Son had chocolate.
The male clerk made the ice cream first, then set about taking my money. It is a good thing that my kids were right there and could hold their ice cream, because it is difficult to hold ice cream and handle money and change. The clerk should know this.
The clerk plunked the change (from a $10 bill) into my hand. I guess counting back change has not been taught in schools for a looooong time. I looked at the coins in my hand and thought it looked a little short. I put the change on the counter and took out my IPhone calculator. Let's see $3.30 x 2. Multiply that by 1.05 (for the GST). Hmmm. I was short $0.40. I mentioned this to the clerk. He advised me that "it's twenty cents for each cone." ??????
I asked for the forty cents back.
He repeated that it's 20 cents for the cones. I asked him if I was suppose to have the ice cream served directly into my children's hands. I advised that the sign stated the price of the ice cream and that it stated that a waffle cone was an extra 60 cents each and that the ice cream needed to be served in SOMETHING - either a cup or a simple cone and that it needed to be included in the price.
He reluctantly refunded the forty cents.
I read the other reviews - it sounds like nickel and diming patrons is a regular thing for this business.
I thought the scoops small and the flavour was nothing to right home about.
I would not return.
I decided to order the lamb souvlaki, came with potatoes,rice and change the greek salad to garden salad. I wish I could rave about the food, found the lamb dry, rice on the spicy side and potatoes okay. I did like the garden salad. My meal came to under $20.00.
I found the service friendly, wasn't busy for the lunch time, just got them when they open at 5pm. I felt for the price it was okay. Maybe they had an off night.
I decided to order the chicken teriyaki bento box with california roll, chicken teriyaki, salad, tempera. The meal was filling, the chicken teriyaki had great flavour, including the tempera. I'm not big on california roll, and was okay.
The service was attentive, quick and friendly, would go back again for another meal.
Very decent food, you wont walk away hungry from any of the lunch specials, the rolls are big, sometimes they put too much mayo in them. The patio is very nice to sit on in summer. Too bad liquor laws don't allow you to enjoy a nice cold beer with your sushi outside.
The chef is creative and makes some very nice looking stuff!
I can't speak for the regular menu however.
I do recommend it for lunch!
I really wanted this place to be awesome after the big reno that kept it closed forever.
First I will give you the positives.
Good views to screens
Nice beer selection
110% cleaner than the old Jacks
Now the bad.
The food, hasn't improved. It may actually have actually taken a slide.
The prices have gone WAY up to pay for the new room.
The drinks are WAY overpriced.
They have alienated their regulars, perhaps they didn't want their business anymore. I'm not one, but I noticed.
It seems like Jacks is trying, but hasn't got the formula right. Basically my opinion is "lipstick on a goat" it looks "better" but until the food is fixed they're just overpriced and pretentious.
The drink prices may be high simply because they can be, this is the only place in central Lonsdale to go for a drink, it isn't hard to go anywhere else. I think that the people that are willing to pay the premium will just go downtown anyway.
I really wanted to like the change. I hope they fix it!
I frequent this place between one and three times a week with a friend or two of mine, and have been for the last 18 months or so, 90% of the time I have no gripes with anything, this is an honest family owned restaurant, good friendly people and good eats. I recommend their subs for value tastiness my favorites are the pork brochette and chicken(which is lemon grass chicken) I also enjoy their spring rolls, salad rolls, pho, and vermicelli bowls and I've been to them all more than once.
My friend loves the curry, and he dips his sub in it.
I will be frank and say this won't be the best pho place you will ever go to, but it is probably the best on the north shore, and the service here is almost always fantastic (but it depends which server is working) and the food is almost always satisfying. You won't be happy if you are a pho snob, but then again you probably never are. ;)
My only real complaint is that the music could contain more variety.
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