I was trying to find a good sushi place here on the north shore so I don't have to drive all the way to Commercial and got totally suckered into trying this place for lunch based on the good reviews here. 4.5 stars. Yeah right. Very slow, unorganized service and crappy food. I had a negitoro roll - NOT the greatest. Ultra greasy tempura (4 pcs)that I didn't finish. Then along came a complimentary bowl of cold watery miso soup. One sip was enough. Normally miso soup is served first and its usually heated. Apparently not here. I also ordered a dynamite roll. One piece was all I could handle. The worst dynamite roll I've ever had. The couple next to me had to ask for wasabi to go with their sushi. They waited and waited some more, then finally got up and got it from the kitchen themselves. Paid my $15 bill and left without tipping.
We had ordered 2 Noodle boxes for take out lunch, our first time. With 2 drinks it cost $30.00 The value for the noodles is way to expensive when compared to a sit down Chinese restaurant. With regards to quality and portions.
Taste of the noodles is not bad, but the so called Kimchee side dish was not only horrible. It's an Act of War against North & South Korea, it just tasted really awful! No where near Kimchee would taste like & the cabbage was cooked (which is not supposed to be) to a point you can read the Vancouver Sun through it! Given that you can buy this stuff ready made at any T&T market. Did anyone in that organization taste tested this crap before serving it to the customer?
We were in the area, eyeing the new Swiss chicken place for dinner, when we spotted the Wok Box, browsed their menu and decided to grab some take out and head home as the rain fell. Stir fries on rice and noodles sounded appealing and the four of us were hungry so we ordered a 4-6 person feast with 4 boxes, 6 spring rolls and an order of green onion cakes. The Butter Chicken on rice box was pretty good, a mild butter sauce with lots of chicken. The Singapore cashew chicken box on noodles was my son's favorite though it was more of a peanut box than cashew. Wife tried the teriyaki beef on hokkien noodles and declared it swimming in starchy sauce; clearly the worst box of the set according to her. My beef DAN DAN on hokkien noodles was good but extremely spicy, even without the hot chili sauce they give you on the side. Which is saying something because I can handle pretty hot foods. The green onion cakes were just doughy sides, nothing appealing. The damage was $48 after tax. Not a cheap take out meal. Overall we probably won't go back; it wasn't bad but I think we'd prefer ordering a few Szechuan dishes from a local chinese establishment for a quick and cheaper takeout feast. But I give them full marks for cranking out the food quickly.
You walk into this place, and I swear to God angels from heaven greet you, and stuff your face with all sorts of ambrosial delicacies.Beautiful music is playing, and the smell from the kitchen is intoxicating. A swarthy gentleman in a baker's cap levitates towards you suddenly in a cloud that reminds you of dry ice. There is a peaceful smile on his face, and he is looking at you with affection. A friendly person appears at the counter, the angels fade away, the baker floats back to his ovens, and you get down to business, and decide what to order. Everything looks so delicious. My advice is to bring lots of money here, and buy buy buy. Then just live on Golestan products for the next week. Eat nothing else. They have magical healing powers.
I call to point out that they missed a $5 item in my delivery. When they came back, 45 min later, I have a note on my food..."I know I made this and you got it from the driver. Don't try this again. The Cook."
Pretty insulting to get this after they made the mistake... When calling to complain about the note on the food that I won't eat (would you?) I was told to calm down "lady" when not yelling, just asking why!
Took a friend out to lunch to a favourite spot. Usually the servers are great, but today the young lady had an attitude problem. Not friendly like the usual ones, brusk and gave us our bill before asking if we wanted dessert which I was hoping to order. So when it came time to tip, it was reflected in the service that was received. That aside, the food was great and the portions substational.
Our group of friends ordered delivery on Halloween night. The server who answered the phone giggled for no reason when I placed our order, and she said the order would be delivered in 45 minutes. About an hour later, a youngish man delivered our order and we paid by credit card. After I entered my PIN he close to squealed, "no tip?!" I didn't hear him correctly and thought he said, "no chip". But when I realised he was taking an issue at us not leaving a tip for the tardy delivery at first I'd just let it go and I thanked him after the transaction went through. However, as he left he turned around and shouted an obscene word and I didn't know at that time how to react as I did not expect that after such a tardy delivery. With the ungraciousness from the restaurant's server and delivery personnel, however, I knew I would not be patronising the place again :(
Sorry, but this address is for a Chinese Noodle restaurant...Cazba is actually on 16th just off Lonsdale about 1/2 a block. The food was great, thank goodness our friends were already there and were able to direct us to the restaurant because I had relied on this site, oops. The saffron ice cream was a great finish!
We went here because we thought it was OceanWise and thus would be good. It was not OceanWise or good. They said the salmon was wild, but not in the BC roll... huh? The veggie gyozas were suspect (what was in there?), the yam tempura only satisfactory. The spicy tuna was a mushy mess. We didn't finish it. Veggie roll was the only thing I enjoyed. :0( We ended up getting a yam roll just because it was a "safe bet" to fill up, and it was only eadible. The rice on all was too mushy for my tastes.
Hoping we'll find something better on the North shore!
Had lunch on Friday, ordered two salads only, waited for an hour!!!!
Waitress did not even apologize for the waiting time, did not ask how our food tasted. It was GARBAGE!!! Awful, terrible, same as service!!!
People!!! Never go there!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
This Pub is a horror of hospitality business.
Not sure what happened to this place as they started out to be quite good. The last few times I've gone the food has not been at all good. The miso soup is YUCK. I'm not sure but it tastes like its some animal type broth.. The rice is no longer right. It's very cold and tasteless and the rolls were falling apart. Spicy age dashi tofu had a large amount of presidents choice Memories of Thailand spicy chili sauce dumped on top. Not a good combination at all. May work on Thai food but this is supposed to be Japanese. They seem to have changed from quality first to quantity first. Just because you make the rolls really big doesn't mean they taste better. On a positive note the fish did taste fresh. Won't be back.
In North Van for a soccer tourney, dined out on a Sunday night for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving dinner special,ordered by wife & I and kids had burger & chicken strips. Food was good, value was good, service was average, even though not busy when we arrived (6pm). Place filled up after that. Nice atmosphere, excellent view.
Would go back & recommend to others, looking for good food, good value, family option.
What a waste of the waterfront!!! This is the worst restaurant that I have been to in this "class" of restaurant for many a moon! Only in Vancouver could one find such a rip-off eatery on the waterfront and one that charges such exorbitant prices for inferior food. I can hardly wait to see them go under and a restaurateur take over the space that really does justice to the location and provides value for the price (lower prices would be great as well!). The major disappointment was the calamari. Seems like they have had other complaints about this dish and done nothing about it. The cost $14.00.... the serving pitiful (small salad plate and more peanuts than calamari!). A Louie salad was also a disappointment (18.00). It was mostly greens, a smattering of lobster and pretty much tasteless. I will be spreading the word and will never set foot in the place again while under current management.
Bought their groupon and went with my family this weekend to try their pulled pork sandwich and must say....Very Impressed
Have never had this kinda pulled pork sandwich for years
My Wife had Spicy Chicken and it was served with veggies and homemade pesto sauce which was delicious....
They were very busy ,I can see why..
Definitely going back next week...
I joined two friends here for lunch. I had heard that it was a good restaurant for seafood; but my impression was that it is nothing special. I had the bouillabaisse; the positive was that it was loaded with shellfish and fish, but the taste was not there. Both my companions had the lobster bisque and rated it very good. One had the albacore tuna sandwich and rated it mediocre, the other had the salmon and rated it good. Overall it was a pleasant lunch, but the restaurant did not give me a reason to return.
So the decor is nice, service is friendly, however the food was terrible!
My go to for any new Chinese is a chicken fried rice, and beef and black bean. Well mine was horrible, fried rice was just flavorless hardly any sign of chicken, and the black bean was all vegetables with a small sprinkle of beef, which was super chewy, the sauce was like water :(
I won't be going back. I'd prefer to go to Coral Court on E3rd, now that is amazing Chinese food.
We took advantage of a travelzoo deal to try this restaurant in the Pinnacle Hotel at Lonsdale Quay. The food was very good, crab cakes for me were very good, my companions salmon gravlax was even better. We both had the filet oscar and it was again very good. The service throughout was good but at times it was a bit slow. My only complaint was the ambient noise, from the music, the tvs and other dinners it was difficult to have a conversation. Overall an excellent meal.
Talked my friends into going to Symposio on Friday evening at 6:30 pm for my birthday dinner, they would have preferred Mythos. As it turned out I should have listened to them as the service and attitude of the chef/owner was terrible, the worst I have ever experienced.
We had reservations and arrived at 6:30 pm, the waitress took our drink and dinner orders within about 15 mins. We received our drinks about 7:00 pm, but no sight of food, not even the humus and pita. By 7:30 pm we were getting very hungry and called one of the waitresses over to ask when we could expect our food, we were told by the almost non-English speaking waitress that ‘kitchen was busy – not her fault’. We tried to explain that we had 2 diabetics at our table and could she at least bring the humus and pita. Keeping in mind that the restaurant was only about half full the whole time we were there. About 15 minutes later another waitress brought salad, humus and pita bread, again we asked about our main meal and said we had arrived at 6:30 pm, it was now close to 8:00 pm. Finally, about 8:15 pm we received our main meal. I will say the food was good, the attitude and service of the waitresses was bad.
Shortly after finishing our meal, close to 9:00 pm, the chef came over to our table, we thought to apologize for the long wait for our meal, but OH NO, the reason for his visit was really to ask why we complained about the delay in the food. That waiting an over an hour is standard in a good restaurant and that since the food is so good it’s worth the wait. We mentioned that our concern was that there were 2 diabetics at the table and if we were told that the meal was going to be delayed we would have gone elsewhere. He then went on about did we think that the front part of the restaurant made him money – NO he said. If it wasn’t for the take-out orders he would be out of business. We reinterated that all we wanted was our salads or pita and humus so that we could start our meal and he said we should have told the Maria. We said that Maria had not been up front for a while and we told the other waitress. I then said is the customer no longer right and he barked at the top of his voice – the customer is never right, I am the only one right. I am owner of this house and I am the only one right. Our mouths just dropped open and we were speechless. Word of advice for this pompous chef – you better never lose Maria.
Needless to say we will never go back to this restaurant or order take-out.
Love going to haas for their cakes, chocolates and other gifts. Everything tastes sooo good here. Everyone and Haas himself are all outstanding people who always treat their customers right. I love coming here for easter and christmas because they make some of the best treats!! Definitely a 4/5 experience :)
This litle tiny restaurant is one of the friendlies place I have visited in a long time. I was warmly greeted by the owner, and offered me a menu to check over.
I ordered their chicken baguette, spring roll and vietnamese ice coffee, all were great tasting, lots of flavour and fresh. I love their baguette, super fresh and wow on flavour. My spring roll was crispy, yummy and they brought me peanut sauce was awesome tasting. Vietnamese Ice coffee was good, a bit on the strong side but it did hit the spot. When waiting for my food, i saw their soups, did they look great, and really big servings.
I didn't find them too busy, it was around 4pm when I walked in, so I sure they stick around, great, awesome, super friendly and fantastic service...if dinehere had a 10 for service, they would get it. Will be back, hopefully sooner than later.
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