Submitted Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 6:03pm [Dine in]
My wife and I dine out at least once a week. We're not wealthy, so we like good value for our money. The Cazba delivers this in spades! The portions are very generous. We just happened to be in North Van (from Richmond) on a Friday night and asked a Persian grocery store owner for recommendations for a Persian retaurant. They directed us to the right place. You know you're in the right place when the premises are full of the same ethnic group as the type of restaurant cuisine offered (hope I don't sound too pompous, here). Anyways, I'll try to keep it short. Very friendly staff, excellent service, and very, very affordable meals. I wish I had known about this restaurant years ago, because we like walking the North Shore trails in the summer. Our waiter was friendly, polite and attentive; even though the restaurant was very busy! My wife lived in Iran for a few years as an adolescent and she was very impressed with Cazba's food. They don't serve alcohol (of course), but their tea is excellent.
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Submitted Monday, August 27, 2012 - 10:42am [Dine in]
My wife and I have eaten here twice and won't be returning. The mediocre food is just not worth the abysmal service. Our previous dining experience here was so-so. After a half hour wait for our food, we had to very carefully pick through a chicken dish that was filled with small, sharp bone fragments. It appeared to us that the chicken had been randomly chopped into small pieces with a blunt cleaver before cooking. Definitely not a safe dish to feed a young child, but tasty enough if you could handle the jagged bones. Last night, we returned because this place is relatively close to our residence. We were seated at a smallish white plastic table with flip-up wings; the sort of furniture that people put by the side of the road with a 'Free' sign taped to it. After a short period, the waitress who had seated us returned to our table and informed us that she had made a mistake and another party would need our table in 15 minutes. She pointed to a slightly smaller table where the other diners appeared to have just started their meal and told us that we could have their table when they left. This conversation was in Mandarin, which I don't speak (my wife does). The waitress/hostess then went to clean up another vacant booth without giving us menus. My wife then approached her and asked "Are we supposed to vacate that table?" and was told "Yes, Sorry". So went to a different restaurant (there's no shortage in Richmond). We had a similar experience with this restaurant a few months ago, when they wouldn't give us an empty booth that could seat 4, presumably because there was only the two of us (again, we left). They don't put Reserved signs on their empty tables so we can't tell if this restaurant has something against mixed-race couples, or they just don't like serving groups of less than four people. I will say that the food is relatively cheap for the large portions, if you don't mind running the risk of an emergency tracheotomy.
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