Our favourite place for lunch
Submitted Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 8:46am [Dine in]
We love this place! At least once a week we walk here and get a Panini with soup and a muffin. It is a little more expensive than some other coffee shops but I would rather pay a little more for quality. It is slightly cheaper than Starbucks, Blenze, etc. without all the snobbery! The owner is very friendly and so is everyone else who works here. Always the best service. Try the sandwiches they are awesome, so is the soup. I tried the macaroni salad but did not care for it, that is just a personal preference. The baking is delicious! However, not sure why but the last 3 times we bought the fruit muffin's they were doughy (undercooked) in the middle and had to unfortunately throw them away. They cost $2.50 each, which is disappointing. I will continue to come here every week!!
Submitted Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 8:22am [Take-out]
We have always had good pizza from here, always great service and it is relatively affordable. From the outside the place doesn't look like much but it's clean and people who work there are always friendly and sociable. Last week we ordered 2 smalls, I had the European veggie with spinach instead of olives and my fiance ordered the Canadian Classic. I really enjoyed mine, just found there was a little too much cheese but that is just a personal preference. Other than that we both love it. Both pizza's and 2 cokes came to less than 24 bucks including tax...can't complain about that!
Great little sushi place
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2012 - 6:26pm [Take-out]
I gave a 5 for the service but for some reason at odd times (when the restaurant is open) ...no one answers the phone. We tried ordering sushi on a Tue. night around 6:30 and it just rang and rang then went to an answering machine to leave a msg. We tried for over 30min and gave up. Other than that when you go to pick up your food the service IS awesome, very friendly and sociable. It's more expensive than other sushi places but it's fresh and the food is always good. At least every time I have ordered.
Like it but the price always changes?
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:55pm [Take-out]
It's good food but every time I go in there the price changes, even though I'm buying the same thing every time! I don't mind paying for a tip but I don't appreciate it changing every single time. It started like this: $5 bucks, $5.50 the next, $6.12 then $7.50, then $6 bucks...after awhile I got annoyed and just stopped going. The last review I did for this place was "reported" and I didn't write anything negative.
Did not enjoy...
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 4:47pm [Take-out]
I already submitted a review of this restaurant and wrote nothing but the truth...that I did not enjoy the food, that the food tasted old. That is all I wrote! Oh and that I will never be returning to this place ever again....and someone reported my review?? Was it the restaurant owner? I have the right to post my experience at this restaurant.
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:50pm [Take-out]
I have ordered from this place probably 30 times now in the past year or so. I have to say every single time it has been good. I've had the gyoza, pretty much every roll on the menu, rice bowls, etc. It's always ready on time when they say it will be, the food is affordable, the quality/value is great...this place is by far one of the better sushi places to eat at. At least to me! Try the smoke salmon cream cheese roll, so delicious.
Pretty good food
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2012 - 3:37pm [Take-out]
Ordered take out today with some girlfriends who suggested this restaurant. They order from here quite often and love the food, so I thought I would try it out. I had the Carnita's and Alambre tacos and they were delicious! Although they are very cheap...I could eat 5 or 6 on my own because they are relatively small. That or I'm a big eater. I'm definitely going to get it again.
Affordable and good sushi
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 6:13pm [Take-out]
I really enjoy this place, I always get the combo C for $6.88 (20pcs) and a mini salmon rice bowl. However my fiance ordered the beef rice bowl and hated it. I did not try it myself but I LOVE the salmon. The sushi is fresh and delicious. More importantly is the price, which is very affordable for the quality of the food. There are many cheap sushi places out there but this place is actually good. I'm very happy I tried it...I think I'll order some tonight!
My partner enjoyed it...however I didn't
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 11:11am [Dine in]
We ordered the Memphis Feast platter for $44.00, one lemonade and a water. Wow this place is expensive for what you get. Don't get me wrong, it IS a big platter, however the quality of the food is not. I really, really did not enjoy eating ANY of this and ended up getting a slice of pizza on the drive. I will say though my boyfriend loved it, maybe we have different tastes and expectations of food. I found all the meat tasted really old and it grossed me out. It had a 'frost'-bitten taste or something, just it wasn't right. You order at the till, which is fine but then they expect you to tip. Which I'm not cheap so I gave $5 bucks, thinking that at least the server walking around doing nothing would grab refills, ask how your doing, how the food is or if you needed to take anything to go...NOPE she just directs you to grab your own stuff...literally, we asked for my lemonade to be refilled and our water, she said, " you can get it yourself from the front". Later we asked if we could get the platter wrapped up to go, she said, "you can do it yourself, the boxes are at the front". It took us 10min, we wrapped up everything but needed a bag to it all in, we asked for one...you can guess what her answer was. We felt rushed too while packing as people were standing right beside our table staring at us waiting to sit. Then the server came over and was like "are you guys finished?" and started wiping the table. We couldn't even let the food digest. What a waste of any tip!
Submitted Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 2:21pm [Take-out]
My parents were in town visiting and wanting pizza. We had never ordered from Bella pizza before, the prices seemed reasonable. Would be awesome if it was 2 for 1 though. We ordered 1 medium all-dressed pizza, a dozen wings and garlic bread. I was really pleased with the pizza, my only complaint is that I'm not a huge fan of tons of cheese. Some people like it, but I would prefer more toppings and less cheese. Other than that the crust was really good and the sauce was delicious. The wings were pretty good, nothing incredible. I would definitely order from here again!
Really enjoyed this place
Submitted Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 12:00pm [Dine in]
After moving to a new place I had a hard time finding a decent sushi place around Kingsway. I'm so happy I found this place. It's cheap, the restaurant is very clean and the service was great. Both the maki rolls AND the rice bowls were really good...which is hard to find. I just wish I remembered to grab a take-out menu! There isn't very much online about this place. I'll post a menu next time I go!
Submitted Monday, May 9, 2011 - 1:41pm [Take-out]
Let's just put it this way, I had to make dinner after we ordered take out from this place because it was THAT bad we couldn't stomach eating it. What a waste of $20 bucks. I ordered a dynamite, BC and california...the three easiest rolls to make but they were unedible. My bf ordered the teriyaki chicken bowl and for the first time I Ever, he too couldn't eat his meal. The service when we went in to pick up the food was bad too, she very unfriendly.
Did not enjoy the food
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 1:55pm [Take-out]
We ordered two combo's from this place, must say it wasn't very good. The rice was the worst rice I have ever eaten. The sweet and sour pork tasted old and stale. Just bad all around. We will never order from here again, just really did not enjoy the food.
Will never go again
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:45pm [Dine in]
I've eaten in and have gotten take-out from this place many times ONLY because of their location and proximity to our house and because we have no choice there isn't any other sushi places close by that are open such late hours. The food is not very good and not worth the price. Consistently every time I have ordered take-out I end up sitting reading the magazines waiting WAY longer than expected. The last time I ordered $20 dollars worth of food and he said it would take 30 min's, so I showed up a few min's late knowing they take longer but I ended up waiting in my car for another 25 min's because he said they were 'busy'. There was only one person rolling sushi and he was running around like crazy. They are obviously under-staffed in the back and because of this the food is just bad to eat. The rolls are sloppy, not very good, same with everything else I have eaten from there.
Always have a good experience
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:36pm [Take-out]
I regularly order take out from this place usually getting the inside out roll combo for 10 bucks, I have never had a bad experience at this place. I have never eaten in the restaurant. Every time I order to go, it is always ready on time and I never have to wait. My boyfriend loves the rice bowls from this place. The only one complaint I have is that I have been wanting to try the Seafood Motoyaki for $5 dollars but everytime I ask for it they never have it. Other than that I really enjoy this place.
We have only had bad experience's
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:28pm [Take-out]
I know this place is just trying to get by so I feel bad writing this review, but we will NEVER go to this place again. We have ordered take out and every single time we have had to wait 3 times as long if not more than they have told us. The last time we went there, we ordered just 2 bento box's to go (ahead of time), they said it would take 30 minutes. So when we arrived we expected them to be ready...not even close. We watched as other came in and left with theirs, we sat patiently and very hungry. Only one guy who spoke very little English (an older male) was working the till and he seemed uncomfortable and very stressed. I felt bad for him. Anyways 20 more min's passed and we went up and asked how much longer, he said "almost ready"...then another 20 min's passed...STILL NO FOOD we we're getting ready to walk out after waiting over an 1hr and 20min's. Then he came out hold 10 BENTO BOXES! We we're like "Umm we just ordered 2, then he just looked at us with a blank stare and grabbed the piece of paper or order form and said "No 10", anyways safe to say we left with the only 2 we ordered and never went back. And my food was cold and I couldn't even eat it, we ended up just going to freshslice in the end...a horrible, crappy evening!
Submitted Friday, February 18, 2011 - 12:12pm [Dine in]
We brought my mother-in-law to this restaurant because we wanted to show off this place...after searching for soooo long to find a good greek restaurant we finally found one. Every time we have been to this place the service has been awesome. They're quick, very friendly and our food has never taken very long. Even though every single time we've gone there it's been super packed and busy. In relation to other Greek restaurants we've been to, this place is priced well and the portion sizes are huge. I can never finish my plate.
Must eat here
Submitted Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 10:29am [Dine in]
When we first moved to Vancouver we were sooo tired after a long day of unpacking we hopped on the 135 from SFU and randomly got off on Hastings. We glanced around at our new surroundings and saw Romana. Our first memories of moving to a new city, starting our lives together, opening a new chapter... began in this quaint little restaurant. We were the only two dining that evening at 8:00pm and the romantic feel of the restaurant was present. The server was an older lady, very friendly and she was not working just to receive a tip...you could tell she really enjoyed being there. We had Kalamari ($10) and house wine ($6) to start...perfect pairing and extremely delicious. My boyfriend ordered the 'classic' pizza for $13 and I the Melizano Piato for $15. I'm not lying when I say that this was the best meal we have had in years!! We were nervous for the bill since we felt like we ate beyond our budget, but walked away spending less than 50! For special occasions or even just to reminisce we always return to Romana. We will truly miss this restaurant when we move.
Love this place!
Submitted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 5:19pm [Dine in]
This place is really affordable and you get a lot of food!! The bento box's are great, just remember this place mostly does 'to-go' orders. Great rolls, one of my favorite places to order from when you are on a budget!! It's a really small restaurant, the outside and inside decor is deceiving because this place is great, very popular too.
Loved this place!
Submitted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 5:14pm [Dine in]
If you like Greek food then try this place! There are plenty of affordable things on the menu...especially the appy's. The more expensive items are worth the price. I didn't like the decor inside, to each is own! The server was super friendly and our food was awesome. You must like garlic, if you try the dips, especially the eggplant!