Everything was excellent except for the service that degraded to an outright snail's pace while the dining room was less than 30 percent full (~15 tables) with 4 servers. The killer was the way the waitress pushed the bill to the side of my face while completely forgetting to bring out a simple Jello desert for a child guest after repeatedly saying that the Jello is coming. The dining experience 1/4 way through - excellent.
1/2 way through - degraded to satisfactory.
3/4 way through the finish line - absolutely appalling.
It is a shame that such talented kitchen has to be fronted by the folks I had the terrible misfortune of having as my servers.
I read the above review and as much as i agree with it, i often wonder where peoples heads are at when they do their evaluations.
1) Food - This is nothing special you are not going out of your way to go here for the food. it is mcdonalds with awesome service and instead of BBQ and honey mustard you have many more sauce options. its premade, prepackaged food. and its cheap you get what you pay for.
2)Service - This is one section that makes me want to hit most people. i call it the winter/summer syndrome.. in the summer its too hot in the winter its too cold. When service is available right off the bat people think too pushy, when absent people say lousy service.. Ive eaten at alot of different places everywhere. and for places like this that are compared to your montanas where when you walk in you find yourself asking your guest. do we just seat ourselves? Not Here here you are greeted the very second you walk in, in fact the door was held open for me. I was then seated. My server was there right away to let me know he'd be looking after me. He made some drink suggestions and knowing (since this is the first in canada) he explained the menu to me, explained the scale of hotness through the sauces. He left to get my drink and left me with the menu. Now because i have a brain i know what to expect. the food is nothing short or blah.nothing remarkable. But I was in there watching the vancouver playoff game, and it was very busy.
3) Value- This place is not expensive, and when a tall pint is under $6 how can you complain. the food is nothing special but then again they dont call the food something and charge an arm and a leg for it. This is the kind of place where even the vegetables come in a vacuum bag. just like mcdonalds, or kelseys, or Montanas.
4)Ambiance - as i said it was busy when i was in there, yet i did not have to strain myself to see the game they had like 5 projectors and what must be 40 or more flatscreens. Even in the dining room. so if the game is on and u have to take the fam out you can go here and still see the game. This is in my opinion a place to go have a few beers and watch the game. and if u get hungry order some food.. i had a great time and my server was awesome. Yet i know what i was expecting and the only things that exceeded what i expected were the service and the ambiance. i will definately be going back.. most likely with my buddies for game nights.
Two days before the actual grand opening of the American Juggernaut "Buffalo Wild Wings", I was informed that the first 100 guests recieve 10 free wings a week for one year. This seemed like a good deal and something that I wouldn't mind waiting in line for. To my surprise when I arrived there around 7am there was maybe about 60 people in attendance. The wating hoard seemed to be randomly milling about, so I did the same. Ten minutes later I was given a restaraunt sticker and told that everyone recieved a sticker for every hour in attendance. Those with the most stickers line up front and in order of stickers in posession the rest fall in. I thought to myself that this was awesome, there much less of a chance of line jumpers and so on. I sat by quietly and watched car loads of people pull up and jump in line, I didn't care as I assumed it would all be sorted out at the door and the honest people would be rewarded with some tasty wings. By the time the doors opened I had three stickers in hand and only about 75 people ahead of me. 11:00 am hit and the doors flew open, guests were being ushered in at break neck speeds with zero requests to see the amount of stickers let alone any stickers AT ALL ! I ended up being about 10 spaces past the cut off and was offered a B*llsh*t response when I and several others piped up about the fact that the sorting process was completely overlooked. In turn we were offered a measly coupon for five free wings. Once inside we were treated to spectacular service by our server Megan. Although clearly nervous about her first day, Megan made every effort to provide excellent service and find a manger to write the wrongs. Two managers and a bit of finger pointing later we were offered another B*llsh*t excuses of "what? People jumped the line? They didn"t verify any of the stickers given out ?" There were no attempts what so ever to satisfy myself and fellow guests victim to the same cheaters. Although the food was pretty good, it was over priced for what is offered in the area by good, honest CANADIAN establishments who actually stand behind thier advertising. Save you money and a trip to the Shwa and go somewhere else.
Wimpy's on Park Road is basically a really good family diner. It doesn't pretend to be anything else.
Is it fancy, and is the food on the cutting edge of modern cuisine? No. Is it a great place to take the family for breakfast, or for some diner-style favourites? Absolutely.
The service is friendly and engaging, and they are frequently checking to see if you need refills on your drinks or coffee. The decor is a 50's diner feel, with tin signs on the walls and lots of booths for groups to sit in.
Wimpy's hambugers are famous for their taste and size, and their burger platters are a solid foundation for their menu. Their soups are usually quite good, as are their greek and caesar salads. The souvlaki dinner is quite good (ask for extra tzatziki), and my wife enjoys their beef dip sandwich. This is one of the few places where even the beef liver with fried onions is good. The meatloaf is rather bland, unfortunately.
The prices are always reasonable, especially their daily specials, and kids have the option of choosing from their own kid-friendly menu.
This isn't the place to take prospective business clients for an impressive meal, but it's a great destination when everyone's hungry and the family cook needs a break!
We had Kakemono recommended to us by a family member who is very careful about what they eat, epecially with sushi. We were a little skeptical about a good sushi bar in Oshawa, but decied to try it during lunchtime. We were thrilled with the food and the service, and decided to come back to dinner at a later time. I wish that we had made reservations on that occasion, because others in the area have now discovered this restaurant too!
The dinner menu includes all of the lunch menu items plus some excellent additions. The fancy rolls are simply amazing, such as the Red Dragon Roll, the Ninja Roll, and the Rock & Roll. The spicy Butterfish Hand Roll is very tasty as well, and their tempura is very light and crispy. My wife is very fond of the Yam Tempura and the Beef Teriyaki.The salmon sushi pizza was also lovely.
The sushi chefs work behind a glass bar, so there is no feeling that there are unfortunate surprises being hidden from view. They seem very professional and focused.
The only real fault I could find was that the menu sheet could use a better description of what was inside each of the fancy rolls. The decor is lively but classy, and those who are dining at the same time as ourselves always seem more than happy with their visit as well. The servers are very good as well, frequently nearby without being in your face.
Kakemono is always a good choice for lunch or dinner, and we highly recommend trying it if you haven't yet.
I've been to Jimmy Guaco's about two times, and realized that it was so amazing that I had to write a review! The workers are friendly and the food tastes great. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful, with a price that is more than reasonable ! Overall I'd have to say this is one of the best burrito's places I have been too.
I have been to Persian restaurants in Toronto, Ottawa and Windsor and I always come back to Cyrus on Ritson Road, in Oshawa, as my favourite place to eat.
The Falafel starter is a great teaser to the main course. The Chicken Shawarma plate is awesome (my husband's favourite) and I always enjoy the Fesejan (chicken). If you want a treat and enjoy shakes, try the Persian shake (Majoon) when it's in season! I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone I speak with.
The owners are welcoming and friendly and they use fresh herbs and spices, which makes all the difference. This restaurant is fast becoming a well-known local establishment.
My husband and I first went to Jimmy Guaco's on a snowy Friday night. The owner served us at the counter, and made wonderful recommendations for our burrito choices. We sat on stools in the window, watching the snow outside while thoroughly enjoying eating our foil-wrapped burritos out of paper sacks. The food was fresh, well-prepared, and absolutely delicious. For a burrito joint, the variety is terrific. The menu also includes quesadillas and cross-cut sweet potato "nachos." We heartily recommend the chicken and sweet potato burrito and the pulled-pork burrito. Let the proprietor recommend the add-ons and you are sure to be pleased! The atmosphere is mellow, simple, clean, comfortable, the service is personal and friendly, and the price is just right!
My girlfriend and I usually go to Tokushima for sushi, but being Valentine's Day, we thought we would try Kakemono, which appeared to be a bit more upscale and classy. Our experience was awful and we definitely won't be returning.
We had reservations for 5pm, and were promptly seated. Even though I had requested a booth when making the reservation, when we arrived they said all the booths were already reserved. We saw three booths unused for the entire duration of our stay. They all had little "reserved" signs on them, but nobody sat there during the hour and a half or so we were there.
The food was excellent, but the soy sauce was the saltiest I've ever tasted. The atmosphere inside is quite nice, with classy decor and top 40 music playing.
The service is where things really went sour. We were basically forgotten about for the majority of our time there. We saw a couple next to us receive everything they ordered before we even got our soup and salad, even though we ordered at least 10 minutes before they arrived. We had to repeatedly ask if our food was coming and had to re-order several dishes, since they were completely forgotten about. Near the end, we waited 15 minutes for our last plate of sushi. When it still hadn't arrived after 15 minutes, we asked for the bill. That was the only time we received prompt service. While getting my money ready to pay, a waitress finally came over with the rest of our food. We complained about the poor service, and especially at the fact that they charged us the "holiday rate" just because it was Valentine's Day.
They didn't offer to do anything, despite my arguments that we were being ripped off. We begrudgingly paid our bill, left no tip and left full, but dissatisfied. We most definitely will NOT be returning to Kakemono Oshawa.
This place has great looks on the inside and out, however the food is less than mediocre. The worst sushi I have ever had. Portions are small, and taste is non-existant. Be careful when ordering everything all at once as they may "forget" to bring you some of what you order. Anyway, to top it all off as we were getting up to put our coats on, the waitress reminded us that the prices do not include her tip. Wow!! Anyway, with that we picked our tip up off the table and promptly left and will NEVER go back.
Now I've eaten at a lot of sushi restaurants, but oh my g-d. They offer real crab? WOW. Never thought I'd see the day. GREAT restaurant to eat at. Went for dinner just a few nights ago, and payed a total of $48 for just two people which isn't that bad at all. Had a whole variety of shrimp, fish, veggie rolls, and all kinds of other stuff. Service was pretty good. Free Non-Stop pop ;) So all in all the experience was a great one. Bringing my girlfriend here in two days. She's never had sushi before, but with all the great stuff they have here, I'm gonna give it a try with here here. Please, do go and try it. You won't regret it at all.
Kakemono offers all you can eat menu but as stated the prices for that or not that high. Lunch is 13.99 and 14.99 on weekends and 21.99 and 22.99 on weekends. The dinner menu offers some favourite Asian quisine such as lo mein in vegetable, beef, chicken and pork, lemon chicken, sweet and sour chicken, beef with vegetables and a variety of fried rice. Have already been 2 times since it opened and going again on New Year's Eve. The staff are very attentive and friendly. I love that you don't have to leave your seat as in other buffets. Even if you don't like sushi you should try because they offer a variety of other choices.
We have been coming to Dines Restaurant with our family for several years.Dines Restaurant opened for business in 1964 and continues to be an important part of Oshawa's history. The reason for their success is due to the large portions of quality homemade food served by their friendly & attentive staff and the nice family like atmosphere. Dines Restaurant has been proudly serving Durham Region homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner for over 45 years. They are best known for their All Day Breakfast & Home of the Steak on a Kaiser. Whether its breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can always count on Dines Family Restaurant.
Our favorite Dines Food Are: All Day Breakfast,Homemade Burger,Souvlaki and Steak on A Kaiser.
|1.||Kakemono Sushi Bar & Restaurant|
|4.||Buffalo Wild Wings & Ribs|
|5.||Jimmy Guaco's Border Town Burritos|
|8.||Rami's Pita Grill|
|9.||Square Boy Pizza|
|10.||Dines Family Restaurant & Deli|
|12.||Chasers Bar & Grill|
|13.||Free Topping Pizza|
|14.||Churchills Fish & Chips|
|15.||Coconut Cove Caribbean Cuisine|
|16.||Cyrus Persian Cuisine|
|17.||Forever Fresh Coffee & Donuts|
|18.||Gold Boat Fish & Chips|