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azn_msfytDeltaSince June 2, 2005194 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (2.9)
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Pearl Castle3779 Sexsmith Road, #1128, Richmond
Little blue striped servers scurrying around...
Submitted Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 2:47am [Dine in]

Food: Pretty tasty for the price paid - fried rice is tasty but the accompanying chicken was quite bland and soggy tho. Deep fried tofu was also pretty good and also came with a side of kimchi. A nice innovative menu of specialty drinks that I must try more of. Bubble teas are very good but pearls tend to be inconsistent - sometimes good, sometimes mushy.

Service: Long waits which is fine but why should there be waits when there are tables that are free? Servers don't came back to ask how anything is. Don't expect refills for anything. When I ordered strawberry, they didn't tell me it came with milk and when I said I couldn't drink it, she blamed it on me for not knowing! I'm sorry for not having ESP??!??... Well, shouldn't there be an option given as to whether we order it with milk or not instead of assuming that it should always be with milk?? Her ensuing attitude really ruined the meal. Servers here don't deserve a tip since they don't provide service.

Ambiance: Nice interior. Comfortable to sit in and chat with your friends while drinking bb tea or eating a snack. They should really hire servers who speak a little bit of english tho.

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Elephant & Castle3500 Cessna Drive, Richmond
Don't bother trying to cross the moat...
Submitted Wednesday, July 19, 2006 - 2:34am [Dine in]

Food: expensive for what you receive and all of the food I've ever ordered has either been mediocre to tasteless. Popcorn shrimp was sub-par and although it came with a tasty dip, the $10 I paid for it could not be justified by the small bowl of shrimp I received. Wraps, even if buffalo flavored, are bland. Burgers are bland, even with all the condiments. Fries are soggy. The only thing salvageable are the chicken strips but I think it would be impossible for any restaurant to screw up chicken strips.

Service: Horrible to no end. Server didn't know what selection of beers were on tap. Slow. Could not keep track of our bills. Did not return to ask if we wanted refills. We had to track him down everytime we needed something. Wouldn't come back with our bills. Sigh. I get better service at Chinese cafes which is saying a lot about the service I received here...

Ambiance: Great view of the harbour... well, it's just boats and roads that you can basically see but I guess there's still water there for people to look at.

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Sweet Obsession Cakes & Pastries2611 West 16th Ave, Vancouver
Absolutely horrible service but amazing cake makes up for it
Submitted Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 1:54am [Dine in]

Food: Only had dessert at Sweet Obsessions - this chocolate hazelnut layered type cake it was honestly the best piece of cake I've ever had! Yummy hazelnutty cream on the inside, then delicious chocolate hazelnut mousse/icing, then a layer of chocolate cake and then chocolate ganache on the outside... My stomach is growling just thinking about it... Shaken ice teas are really good as well.

Service: We were not served for a good 25-30 minutes. We initially went to the counter but the server behind the counter said we should sit down and someone would help us so sit we did. After the long wait, my frustrated bf just went up to the server and asked for menus and she was genuinely shocked that we hadn't been helped yet. After that the service improved. She gave us an extra piece of that cake for our wait which was nice. Need to have a few more attentive people on staff because there was actually another gentleman who arrived after us and waited for a good 20 minutes before he just got up and left in frustration.

Ambiance: Nice and clean but really needs more tables (and more attentive servers!!)

Def. will be returning to have the dessert but whether we dine in is another question.

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Wonton King620 South East Marine Dr, Vancouver
Too pricy for a joint with no parking
Submitted Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 6:25pm [Dine in]

Food: Awesome hot and sour soup and the rest of our food was really great too. My bf liked it so much, he over-ate and was feeling full for the next couple of days.

Service: Quite friendly, more so than other chinese restaurants. They did keep forgetting our waters and they forgot to place one of our orders so it didn't arrive until the end when we had already polished everything else off.

Ambiance: Typical chinese restaurant. Nothing special. Horrible place to try and find parking - it was completely packed!! We had to park down the street and around the corner fr a sketchy Esso station!

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The800 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Renovations desperately needed
Submitted Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 6:20pm [Dine in]

Food: Absolutely amazing. Had the crab, artichoke and spinach dip and it tasted awesome and the chips it came with were not just store bought but seemed like they were made at the restaurant - very yummy. I had the chicken and seafood newberg which tasted amazing and the mashed potatoes it came with was great. My bf had the new york peppercorn steak and he loved his dish. Overall awesome food experience.

Service: We were greeted right away and shown a table immediately. It took a long time for the server to come around to take our drink orders and normally I would be upset for the rest of the night about the service but it turned out to be not so bad. Only had to ask for water once and the rest of the time, he was on the ball.

Ambiance: Horrible, horrible and horrible. They were playing reggae music but the restaurant is built around the "old New West" feel with the black and white pics of the city from the 30s and the wooden planks for walls. Their ceiling looked like it had leaked at some point but they didn't bother to cover up the ugly brown stains. Wiring can be seen all along the walls. They also have this hideous green and red lighting throughout the dining area that really bothered me. We had a red light above our table and I couldn't see my food properly and to be honest, it just bugged the hell outta me. They really need to renovate the joint.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Meal with a view
Submitted Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 9:30pm [Dine in]

Food: Had the seafood platter for two which was really good but if it were really for 2, why do they only give you 3 prawns instead of 4? Crab and salmon that came with dish was also very good. The dish was good for the two of us since I had already eaten just a few hours prior but if I hadn't, I'm quite sure it wouldn't have been enough for two people even though it was supposed to be portioned that way. Wanted to try the calamari but knew we wouldn't be able to finish it and an entree but will def. go back to try it out cuz it looked really yummy.

Service: Have never been to this location so I didn't know that the patio had a different entrance so I just went in through the front. No one helped us for a good 5-10 min which would have been ok for if the server hadn't been just a few feet away chatting with his friends so that just really irritated the hell out of me. When he finally noticed us, we decided we wanted to sit on the patio since it was such a nice day out and we were directed to another line (rising level of irritation since we had already waited...). Thankfully there was table avail. for 2 ready at the moment or else I would have left. Server was amazing which rescued the service rating.

Ambiance: Great patio but really needs to add more bathrooms/bathroom stalls for patio dwellers. Bathroom was atrocious - get it cleaned for god's sakes!!!

Overall: Will def. return if I can stand to take another hit on my wallet.

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Il Giardino1382 Hornby St, Vancouver
Lived up to expectations
Submitted Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

I came into this place with such high expectations since it was ranked #1 on dinehere.ca and many of times, these expectations fall flat but this was one of the rare exceptions.

Food: young romaine leaves (aka caesar salad) was very good (croutons are amazing but more needed!) and crispy soft shell crab was different but also very good - my only qualms with this dish was it was a bit small for the price but tasted great so not too much of a complaint. For my main, I ordered the half chicken roasted tuscan style which came out perfect - it takes 20 min but it was honestly roasted to perfection. Most places, the roast chicken is too dry and sauce too bland but this chicken was still moist on the inside and the flavoring was just perfect with just enough sauce. My bf had their agnolotti filled with crab meat and he just savored every bite because it was so good - may not be a wise choice for the very hearty as this dish was quite small. Raspberry chocolate ganache cake was also very good - nice and velvety with a dark chocolate crust at the bottom and the raspberry/orange (?) coulis that came with it was the perfect complement. Totally kicked Morton's ganache cake's ass...

Service: No pretentions aura felt here! It was just the right amount of service - not overwhelming but we were taken care of as well. Our server was kind enough to suggest that she take away our menus and eat our appies first and then order our mains since we couldn't decide between all the great dishes on the menu. The only problem is that they should really keep an eye out on water refills - many people, ourselves included, were out for a long time before any of the servers noticed.

Ambiance: A very warm place that welcomed all. They have a great patio that I am tempted to try sometime. Very full restaurant on a Fri night so reservations needed.

Would def. return if my bf's wallet can take another hit!!

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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Late night eats for cheap
Submitted Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 4:34am [Dine in]

Food: Handmade wontons were ok, excellent spicy cucumber and really good deep-fried tofu. Everyone else at our table enjoyed their respective dishes too. Bill came to $46 for 3 appies and 7 noodle/soup dishes so they were at a good value. Portions were quite big as well, so much so that some couldn't finish their small-sized dishes. It was packed at 2 in the morning!!

Service: Waitress forgot to come back to take our orders since me and my bf needed a little more time to decide since we came later than our other fellow diners. Typical service from a cheap chinese restaurant so much wasn't expected to begin with. Cash only so beware!

Ambiance: I hadn't been there in years and it's actually improved quite some. Much cleaner and brighter than before. Again, it's what's expected from a cheap chinese restaurant.

Overall: Will be back when I need some cheap eats late at night. Def. worth the value.

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Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar4755 Kingsway, #200, Burnaby
Why are all the patio heaters broken?
Submitted Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

Food: Steaks/skillets looked and tasted delicious according to my friends. Calzones were packed with stuffing but needs a dipping sauce - just like how pizza needs a dipping sauce for the crust. Artichoke and jalapeno dip was delicious but portion was extremely small for the price paid - much bigger portions found at milestone's for the exact same price. Had the brownie dish for dessert - good except ice cream came melted so it had probably been sitting out on the counter for a while before it came to the table. Drinks were a hit and miss situation - some were relatively good while others just plain sucked so choose carefully!

Service: Very on and off. There was good service and then bad service and it kept alternating through the night. She kept forgetting to bring the dessert menu until my bf was just so fed up, he went it and grabbed it himself. Food came relatively on time.

Ambiance: Would have been much nicer if the heaters worked and if they did, it would have been nice if we were seated actually near it. 2/4 of the heaters were broken and we were lucky enough to be seated by one that worked but the way the tables were set up meant that only 1 person from our table could benefit - ridiculous. Patios are also too dim - couldn't see food or the people we were talking to.

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Old Spaghetti Factory14200 Entertainment Blvd, #110, Richmond
Hello?? Anyone there???
Submitted Saturday, June 10, 2006 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Food: Very average. Both of the pastas we ordered were ok and nothing exceptional. The only thing nice about the food here is the fact that it all comes with a salad/soup, sourdough bread and spumoni ice cream at the end but even so, it still is a little pricy for the quality of pasta you're given. Popcorn shrimp were excellent I thought - battered perfectly but if they could only give us more quantity....

Service: Had to wait at the door for a while before anyone even greeted us. After we sat down and were given our drinks, our waitress disappeared for 20 min!! I could see her chatting with a fellow co-worker at the bar the entire time and they didn't even look our way to see if we wanted to order!! I must've spent at least 5 min waving my arms around. If it hadn't been other customers that came in, I'm sure I would've had to wait for at least another 15 min before she came by. Let's just say I've had faster and better service at cheap dingy chinese restaurants. For an empty restaurant, this is completely unacceptable.

Ambiance: It's missing the big tram car that are in other locations but other than that, its ok. Nice place for a dinner before a movice IF they fix their customer service.

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Johnson House Restaurant5152 Kingsway, Burnaby
High expectations that slowly disappated...
Submitted Friday, June 2, 2006 - 2:06am [Dine in]

Food: Had the BBQ combo (4 types of meat with seafood pancake, rice, kimchi, soup and all the regular fixings). My bf really liked the kimchi, bbq was good, other fixings were good but the seafood pancake was not very appetizing - too soggy. Also ordered a black bean noodle that was very disappointing - just looked like spaghetti drenched in brown sauce and was not at all very tasty and more bland than anything. With the great reviews on this site, I was really expecting more.

Service: They have a doorbell attached to the table that you ring when you need something which is really handy, especially when all the tables are semi-walled apart so there is no way anyone can see patrons who may need something. Nice people but really not very outstanding service.

Ambiance: I felt as if I were eating in someone's kitchen since the entire interior reminded me of the inside of a house... which is fitting since the restaurant is a house. Watch out if you're eating later at night - there are hookers just outside the restaurant that creeped the hell out of me.

Overall: Probably won't be returning since there are many more Korean restaurants I could try in this city.

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Sammy J's Grill & Bar1075 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
A balancing act...
Submitted Monday, May 29, 2006 - 8:18pm [Dine in]

Food: They had these wonderful tex mex rolls but then the jalepeno dip was awful - kind of soupy. The steak was well-cooked but bland, the chicken was average and the wings were pretty good. Everytime we found a food item we liked, it would be offset with something that was really sub-par.

Service: We had a large party on a Sat night and since waiting for Joey's was too long, we decided to give this place a try. The manager was amazing and was able to seat all of us in a short period of time in the lounge area and that was def. 5 star but then it just started to go downhill. We constantly had different servers or no servers at all - we ended up having to search for anyone just to order food/drinks, etc. Food then started to arrive really late and drinks were disappearing from the tables when we weren't done with them. If only they could have kept up the great service...

Ambiance: Just a typical restaurant - nothing special. The lounge area was very plain and maybe we would have had a better dining experience had we eaten inside the dining area. I'd come here with friends for a drink or casual meal but I wouldn't bring a date unless it was completely casual. The location on Kingsway has much more scandalous waitresses (i.e. shorter skirts, more revealing clothing, etc) but I didn't find it was a problem at this location.

Overall: Probably won't be making the trek all the way out to Coquitlam just to come to this restaurant again unless I had a large party and had nowhere else to cater to us on a Sat. night.

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Fortune House Seafood Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #2199A, Burnaby
Downhill ride
Submitted Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

Food: I've been to this restaurant every year for our company Christmas dinner and every year, it has gotten consistently worse and worse. Food becomes more bland and the servings become smaller. At the end of the night this year, there were just boxes and boxes of leftover food that no one wanted to take home! Noodles were bland, shark fin soup was disappointing, vegetables were undercooked, deep fried chicken was bland and didn't come with prawn chips at all! I really hope we switch venues this year...

Service: We had our own waiters for each table so it had better be good.

Ambiance: Not bad. A lot cleaner than most chinese restaurants (has to be since it's attached to the mall) but bathrooms are still appalling! Hire someone to clean them if you can't do it properly yourself and stop being so cheap about it!!

Overall: From the numerous experiences I've had with this restaurant every year at our company dinners, I've been wary of returning on my own and trying other dishes. I might go one day if my friends decide they want to go there to eat but other than that, I would never come here on my own.

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Super Happiness6007 Fraser St, Vancouver
Gotta love the names of chinese restaurants...
Submitted Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

Food: Pretty good. They had a really tasty salty/spciy pork dish that I liked and honey garlic spareribs were also very good but a little on the fatty side. We had the curry fried noodle and the shanghai flat noodle dishes and they were both were on the bland side - really disappointed, esp. in that curry one. Deep fried chicken dish didn't come with enough deep fried prawn chips. All the other dishes we ordered were also ok. It's just a typical chinese restaurant.

Service: Pretty much non-existent. When my lil sis went up to pay, the manager (I think since he was surveying the restaurant and wore a bluetooth wireless headpiece the entire time - kinda ridiculous looking but anyways...) looked at her and then walked away... odd.

Ambiance: Just typical hole-in-the-wall chinese restaurant ambiance. Nothing great. It was a lot cleaner looking than most chinese restaurants, except near the tank. Also nice that they gave us moist towelettes to wipe our hands afterwards. It also has 2 flat screen tvs inside so we can watch old karaoke dvds while we eat - now if they could only put it on espn or something...

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My Sushi World Bento Express1258 Robson Street, Vancouver
Non-existent service but it is a take-out oriented restaurant
Submitted Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 8:00am [Dine in]

Food: It's nice that you can choose the size or the rice bowls but I found that since I got the small, I received considerably less chicken than a regular that my sis ordered. Teriyaki chicken was ok but it really bothered me to have so much fat and fatty skin attached. Bowl came with lots of sauce which I enjoyed. Miso soup tasted off... very different from all other miso soups I've ever had. They serve oolong tea instead of the japanese green tea which I found kind of odd but didn't mind. Spicy tuna rolls needed the tuna to be spicier as the rolls were borderline bland. Very affordable as my meal $9 with a pop. All rolls were considerably cheap for an establishment on Robson.

Service: Non-existent. It's the type of serve yourself place - order at the cashier, seat yourself, grab your own drink kind of place which is alright considering the lower prices they you pay. Employees were very nice though. I dunno if it was standard practice at this place or not but I found it odd to be having to clean up after yourself... I don't mind but I could see why it would irk others, even if the food is cheap.

Ambiance: Very small and only good for those who want a quick bite to eat. Great take-out menu.

Overall: Will return if I ever need a quick and cheap bite to eat while over-spending at the other places on Robson.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar4420 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
A nice improvement
Submitted Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 7:36am [Dine in]

Food: Cajun popcorn shrimp is always a favorite of mine here and I'm so glad they don't serve it from that stupid cone anymore cuz it's easier to fork when it's on a plate. Had the fettucine mendocino which was very good and I'm glad the sauce was more on the thin side cuz I was afraid it was going to be super thick and creamy. The only thing it needs is less mussels and more prawns but other than that, it was really good. My bf had the 8oz sirloin with prawns and he loved it - the steak was seasoned and cooked just right. Even the caesar salads were very tasty, esp. when they add fried/mash garlic to it to give it a nice twist on the typical caesar salad. No room for dessert... :( The only thing I had qualms with is that its a little more on the pricy side.

Service: Very good the entire night. We were seated after about 5 min (on a Fri night!) and our waiter was there shortly after we were seated. Never had to ask for water once and just when I was about to ask for a spoon, he asked me if I wanted one... spooky... ok, not really. LOL.

Ambiance: Great for a date. Booths are very comfy, the lighting is nice and the whole place is just great for having intimate conversations or just casual chatter.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
The chicken that did me in....
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 11:06am [Dine in]

Food: Had these california sushi tacos to start and they were awesome but really pricy for just 4 small tacos ($9). I ordered the rotisserie chicken while my bf had the ribs. Chicken was good and it was a very large portion but needed more gravy since there was so much chicken and mashed potatoes. The ribs were good as well but pricy - a half order was $17 and was not nearly enough. They have these thin small fries there and I'm not quite sure whether I like them or not - I guess they're ok but remind me of Mcdonald's fries. Disappointing selection of desserts.

Service: We went on a Thurs night so we were seated right away which is a nice change from having to wait an hour. Server was friendly and was quick to refill our waters. When we ordered the tacos, she took the time to explain what they were so we were sure of what we wanted.

Ambiance: A little loud but not too bad since the restaurant wasn't full. I think next time, I'm going to be asked to be seated in the room beside the entrance where it's much quieter. Decor is really nice (but what's with the squiggly glass thing in the middle of the room??) and booths really comfy. It's def. a place you can take a date.

Overall: I'll probably return since the food was really good but not until I get paid cuz it's a tad on the pricy side.

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Asian Spice9436 120th Street, Surrey
There's a reason why there's round tables at chinese restaurants...
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 1:41am [Dine in]

Food: Everything was really yummy from the chili beef to the fookyien fried rice. Spicy so if you're not used to it, tell the waitresses so they can pare down the spicyness. Even my dad, the hater of all foods that is not fully chinese, found it surprisingly good. It's too bad they don't serve tea like chinese restaurants do. Also, many of the dishes come with a lot of sauce so you need to have a lot of rice to eat with it!!

Service: I think they were training a new waitress so it required some patience. No one really asked how our food was or really double-checked on us. Water did come very quickly tho when we ran out. They also over-calculated our bill - if it hadn't been for my bf, we would overpaid by almost $40!

Ambiance: It looked chinese on the inside but was playing east indian music - cute. Not really good for large parties who plan on sharing dishes since they don't have round tables like traditional chinese restaurants so we ended up having to pass dishes up and down our line of tables. It's def. the kind of restaurant that becomes one of the regular places that you go to cuz of the good eats but I would be wary of bringing a date you'd wanna impress.

Overall: Not bad - probably come back to try some of the other dishes. Remember to bring your entertainment coupon to save yourself some moola!!

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
The lunch special that caught me by surprise...
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 1:24am [Dine in]

Food: Went here for a quick bite to eat so I ordered the fried chicken on rice special and was just expecting a typical run of the mill piece of chicken with rice but I was wrong... This thing that cost only 8.50 came with a huge piece of chicken deep fried (looked like 2-3 pieces), a small bowl of veggies, 2 spring rolls, 2 pieces of fruit and a large bubble tea. Bubble tea was awesome (strawberry green tea), the spring rolls and veggies were ok. The chicken was good but needed more sauce or a dipping sauce on the side. All in all, it was pretty good. It was busy on a Friday afternoon as many parents came in with their children for lunch and they all had huge bowls of noodles that came with bubble tea and they all seemed to enjoy it.

Service: Average - nothing special. Waitress never came to check if food was ok or anything which is expected of a bubble tea house. When it became very busy, there was no way she could have attended to us even if we did have a problem.

Ambiance: Just your typical bubble tea house. Nothing outstanding. You def. don't come here for the ambiance. And what's with the rule about not being allowed to play cards or checkers inside??!? I mean, it's a bubble tea house!! That's what people come to bubble tea houses for - drinking bubble tea and playing cards/checkers!! Sheesh... hopefully they aren't really strict about it.

Overall: If you come check out this place, remember to check out the specials cuz they're not half bad. I might go back if I'm ever in the area and need a quick/cheap bite to eat.

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Bombay Se7500 120th Street, #201, Surrey
Great restaurant, bad location
Submitted Saturday, May 6, 2006 - 7:53am [Dine in]

Food: Sizzlers are a must try - I had the chicken tikka one with my bf and we thought it was awesome. Also had Goa's Prawns which tasted also great but was a little on the pricey side considering it came in a small bowl. Spicy spicy spicy so maybe request that it be more mild if you can't handle it. They had drinks on special but we didn't catch them all when she mentioned them - they really should be printed on a menu of some sort.

Service: The nicest people ever! Really too bad they weren't on the ball with refilling water as we had to ask several times to have someone refill our empty cups. So super friendly - the server rushed out to say goodbye!

Ambiance: Not like your typical east indian restaurant - it had black walls and big blow up pictures of famous Bollywood scenes and actors/actresses. My bf found it amusing and I thought it was really interesting/neat as he explained each one to me. The restaurant is kind of small, the location is horrible (in the corner of an outdoor mini mall) and the outside gives off an aura that it would be just another cheap east indian restaurant so its really easy to miss.

Overall: Please go and try this place if you can! Very yummy and I would def. return to try more of those sizzlers. Mmmmm....

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