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diner40VancouverSince January 22, 200895 Reviews
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Okonomi Sushi620 6th Street, New Westminster
Sushi Made With Love
Submitted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:49am [Dine in]

This is my new favorite sushi place. I used to frequent Ki Sushi but after discovering this gem in New West it is my go to sushi place. Sushi made with care and creativity. Absolutely beautiful is the only way to describe some of their rolls here. My favorite is the spicey tuna roll. Delicious with not too much rice and a nice healthy portion of tuna for under 6 bucks. They also have some creative choices like their Vancouver roll, huge and some of their other rolls made with colorful rice.

My dining partner usually orders one of the dinner boxes and I must say they are big enough for two. A huge portion of food with fantastic tempura. The oil they use must be clean as a whistle because the tempura is always crisp and delicious, not oily or soggy.

There are some nice touches here at Okonomi like complimentary edamame beans and two frozen grapes that come with your bill. Speaking of the bill, very affordable. Outstanding value for the food you receive.

My only gripe about Okonomi is that sometimes the servers, although very pleasant and friendly, can get a little forgetful not remembering things like requests for a tea fill up. They also seem to be under staffed at times with one server trying to cover the entire restaurant.

I have gone to both Okonomi locations. This is by far my favorite location as it is a newer space unlike their upstairs location off of Columbia. The Columbia building is very old and smells like it inside.

If you are a sushi lover I believe you will be impressed with Okonomi.

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Moxie's Classic Grill1160 Davie St, Vancouver
Great Steak
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2012 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

Dropped by this Moxies location last Friday and enjoyed a very good meal. After a beer in the bar area, very loud with music, my dining partner and I decided to head to the dining area close to the windows in another area of the restaurant.

We were quickly asked about drinks and appy's. My dining partner opted for the chicken fingers to share and they arrived in a very reasonable amount of time. They were on the small side and absolutely nothing special. The fingers came with a store bought thai chili sauce that you can buy at Costco for next to nothing.

For a main I ordered the New York Steak, my dining partner the ribs. Again our meals arrived in a very reasonable amount of time. My steak was cooked perfectly. Absolutely deeelish. It came with garlic mashed potatoes as requested and check this out, the pototoes were hot, not luke warm like you usually get but absolutely hot. A great steak and meal all the way around.

Our servers were very good. Attentive but not obtrusive. All in all a very good experience. One note though, all of a sudden Moxies and other establishments like Red Robin , as I discovered today, are asking for a 15, 18 or 20 per cent tip on their interact machines. I understand the 15 per cent and always tip this amount but 18 or 20 per cent? When did this come into place? This is something new and quite frankly I am a bit peeved that establishments are all of a sudden hoping patrons tip the maximum , 20 per cent.

If your service etc. is outstanding I can maybe see a higher tip but 20 per cent on the entire bill? Come on, this is getting a little much.

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Cafe Luxy1235 Davie Street, Vancouver
Top Marks For Consistency
Submitted Monday, February 20, 2012 - 11:58am [Dine in]

Popped in to Cafe Luxy last Monday the day before Valentines Day. At around 7pm there was one other table in the entire restaurant, usually a bad sign. Needless to say we were given instant service with a drink order taken and menus presented.

I haven't been to Cafe Luxy in at least three or more years and remember the pasta dishes as being outstanding with very large portions. I would always order the same thing, Fettuccine ai Frutti di Mare, prawns with scallops in a rich cream tomato sauce, so on this visit I again went with the old stand by.

After a smallish garden salad and some garlic toast our order arrived. My pasta was exactly as I remembered it, the dish hasn't changed one bit. I am not sure if the cooks are the same people who worked there years ago but bravo for consistency.

A huge plate of pasta with a delicious tomato cream sauce, pipping hot for under $17 bucks. My only little gripe has to do with the scallops. Very small and only a few. If they kicked up the scallop quota a bit this would be an incredible dish.

Our friendly server admitted that things were kind of slow in the month of February and this being a Monday night particularly dead. He said that the restaurant was booked up the following night for Valentines Day so good news. I would hate to see a restaurant like Cafe Luxy fall off the map although they have been around since 1988 according to their website so they are doing something right.

I won't wait another three years for my next visit.

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Jang Mo Jib5075 Kingsway, Burnaby
Jang, That Was Good
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 11:34am [Dine in]

Enjoyed a great meal here just the other day. My dining partner and I were very impressed. Although busy they found as a table for two in no time around the dinner hour.

I opted for one of the "buns" and some pot stickers. Both items arrived almost at the same time pipping hot.
The pot stickers were great with a very nice soy dipping sauce. My "bun" came in a huge bowl with plenty of rice, some nicely cooked beef, various veggies like zucchini and carrot. The flavours went together nicely and with a generous squeeze of hot sauce absolutely delicious. That big bowl of food for $8.50

Our server was very friendly and efficient bringing me a second pint of beer at under $5.00 in record time.

As we left the man taking my visa payment gave us a good smile and hoped that we would come back again.
With very reasonable prices , delicious tasting food and good service they'll see us sooner than later.

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American Cheesesteak Company, The781 Davie Street, Vancouver
That Is One Pricey Sandwich!
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 11:17am [Dine in]

After reading about American Cheesesteak Company here I dropped by yesterday to try out their grub.
No welcome by the staff as I entered the shop, just stares like "what you waiting for order something?".

After looking over the wall mounted menu I opted for one of the least expensive sandwiches, The Earth.
The Earth consisted of roasted red peppers, field and other mushrooms, a pesto sauce and feta cheese.
I was asked by the rather "cold" girl behind the counter if I wanted the 9" version and because I was hungry I went for it. After tax the sandwich came out to be $12.32. No sides like coleslaw, no fries, not even a pickle.

To me that is a very expensive sandwich and that happens to be one of the cheaper options on their menu.
They give you a number and have you sit down somewhere in the restaurant to await your order. In a very reasonable amount of time my sandwich was delivered by a girl who said nothing to me, not a smile , not even a word like "here is your sandwich", she just plunked it down on the table and took away my number.

As for the sandwich I give it a 'solid'. Not mind blowing but a decent size packed with ingredients like the mushrooms although some of the mushrooms were very chewy and difficult to eat. There was a decent amount of feta on this pipping hot sandwich too. Half way through my meal I wondered to myself why I went the vegan route and thought that I would prefer something with a bit of meat.

It seems if the staff know you they are friendly . Another customer arrived who obviously had been there before or knows some of the staff. They were very friendly to this person. As a newbie to American Cheesesteak everyone seemed a little standoffish and cold but what can you do tips aren't involved here.

I left the restaurant as i entered, ignored by the staff. Not a thank you or come again. This might sound petty to some but it tickles me off. Will I come again? Not sure at this point, if I do I most definitely will try a sandwich with some meat, however I'll have to save up some money for that.

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
They Have The Ki To Success
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

Big portions, quality food, outstanding value and a bright, cheery staff, what's not to like?

I have now been to Ki Sushi twice and both times I can report excellent experiences. My most recent visit was last weekend. This is a busy sushi place so you may experience a bit of a wait if you have a large party and arrive around dinner time.

Last weekend despite it being rather busy my dining partner and I settled for a spot at the sushi bar. Our tea cups were filled immediately with a very nice Japanese tea and our order taken shortly thereafter by a very friendly but busy server.

Once again I ordered the Spicy Sushi Combo. Eighteen pieces of sushi for 8.50 Six pieces each of spicy tuna, spicy salmon and a rather interesting and tasty beef teriyaki roll.
The nice thing too about Ki Sushi is that they don't use a ton of rice like many sushi places do in fact the rice portion is minimal. The taste of the fish comes shining through and they don't skimp on the fish either.

Out of all the sushi places I have been to so far Ki is at the top of the list. Going back again soon, maybe even this weekend.

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
That's More Like It!!
Submitted Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 4:38pm [Dine in]

Finally, after a couple of poor dining experiences a good one. I was beginning to think I should just throw in the towel and eat at home from now on.

Dropped by Kingyo yesterday for lunch with two friends. Just before 1pm the place was very busy however the friendly server told us to wait a moment and she'd have a table ready for us soon. Indeed she did.

I haven't really experienced this sort of Japanese food before, it's not a sushi place, so I had no idea what to order. I went with the lunch special of the day that included two types of fish, some miso soup, a bowl of rice and a few little vegetables. For $10.80 a very reasonable deal.

When the dish arrived it looked quite interesting. Mackerel and a piece of Black Cod that was to die for. The Cod was buttery and rich and came with a nice sauce. The portion size was not huge but for the price worth it. The Black Cod on it's own was well worth it.

Service was very solid. Our green tea tea pot was filled when asked immediately and our server was very pleasant with a nice smile on her face, good to see. They have this thing where they great customers who come into the restaurant and leave. All staff say something in Japanese at once , probably "thank you for coming " or something like that. I'm sure it's not "see you later, suckers" because quite honestly Kingyo is offering up a very nice dining experience.

Dining 2012 is off to a good start. I plan to return soon.

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Did They Leave The Flavour In Cuba?
Submitted Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

Trust me I am not difficult to please. When I get good service and food I am a very happy camper but lately, as you can see by my past few reviews, I have had some really bad luck at Greater Vancouver restaurants.

The latest downer was Havana. Went there yesterday for lunch by myself after strolling down a rain soaked Commercial Drive I thought a good meal would pick up my spirits. Wrong.

Inside the place was jammed with people so the only seats available were outside on their huge patio underneath the heat lamps. It took longer than it should have for a server to acknowledge me sitting at one of the tables, even longer for my beer to arrive.

After getting the menu from a different server I selected the paella. I have had paella before and it was really good at another establishment. Didn't take all that long for my $20.00 dish of paella to arrive. There were a fair number of mussels and prawns, the sausage was difficult to detect, there were also some veggies and brown rice and beans but not enough of the brown rice and beans in my view. The dish looked good but tasted pretty much like nothing.

I thought Cuban food was suppose to have lot's of spice, a bit of heat and life to it. This was the most bland tasting dish of food I have had in awhile. I've had spicier tasting Lifesavers. The prawns were fine, the mussels ok however for 20 bucks it just wasn't happening.

I had three different servers, a male server brought me the paella and tended to me for the remainder of my visit. He had zero personality. He brought me stuff and took stuff away and he took longer than he should have. I sat there for a good amount of time with my dirty bowl and beer glass in front of me although he past by the table on at least two occasions when he should of taken it away.

In the end I asked for my bill payed for the overpriced dish, which is really getting to be a theme with me lately. I left a very minimal tip I was so ticked off with everything. Mr. Personality had the gall to ask me whether or not I liked the service, in other words "why aren't you giving me more of a tip?". I said the service was mediocre and left it at that although I could of said so much more.

Note to servers. I fully understand that you make the bulk of your wage through tips. When I receive good service I tip at least 15 per cent and many times more than that. Your job is to work at getting that 15 per cent tip or more. It is not a guarantee. I refuse to pay for mediocre service and food, which lately I seem to be getting plenty of both in this city.

Interact with your customers a bit. Put a smile on your face. Since it's Christmas time while taking an order why not ask a customer how their Christmas was? Fake it if you have to but that my friends is the trick to getting the money you think you may deserve.

Work for it. I am not an unreasonable diner who can never be satisfied and want you to jump through numerous hoops. I want a decent dining experience and lately they seem hard to find.

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Central Bistro & Lounge1072 Denman Street, Vancouver
Brunch Bummer
Submitted Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 12:56am [Dine in]

Stopped by Central Bistro yesterday by default. My dining partner and I wanted to enjoy a nice brunch at another Denman location but it had too much of a wait line so we walked down Denman until we came upon
Central Bistro.

I was really in the mood for a good meal of waffles, french toast or something along those lines and after looking at the menu the Banana Bread French Toast really sounded like a hit. The description in the menu including the fresh raspberry compote whipped cream or yogurt had my mouth watering. After a reasonable wait our meals arrived. You talk about a let down.

My plain white plate contained three small "spam sized" slices of Banana Bread with a trickle of raspberry compote and the smallest dish of plain vanilla yogurt I have ever seen. This dish has sooo much potential but unfortunately the person putting this together fails it in every way. The banana bread was just fine, nothing remarkable about it whatsoever and you could barely tell it was fried like 'french toast'.

I am not sure what is going on with some Vancouver restaurants lately but portion size is ridiculous and quite frankly an absolute rip off. I am not looking for a massive plate of food that I absolutely could never finish but I want some value for what I am paying for. I want to walk away from a restaurant satisfied, not thinking to myself I'm going to need a snack in about an hour and a half and that is how I felt after this poor excuse of a breakfast. Are restaurants in Vancouver feeling the effects of the recession and therefore skimping on portion size? The Banana Bread french toast cost, check this out, thirteen dollars! Sorry Central folks but you ripped me off.

My dining partner enjoyed his Egg and Salmon Scramble but again the portion size was very questionable.

Service was solid. The server took care of us well and I had my coffee cup filled a few times. We have no complaints about the service.

Ambiance of the restaurant is mediocre if you are sitting at the back of the restaurant. It is very dark and you are an elbow length away from the next table, not really my cup of tea.

Not many reasons for me to head back to the Central Bistro. Not for the food and especially not for the prices. Two breakfasts with a coffee and tea cost us $40.00 including tip. Not good value at all. Next!!

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Fresh Slice4700 Kingsway, Unit E9, Burnaby
A Tasteless Slice
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

I realize this is fast food, cheap pizza but you can't ignore the fact that it is also very poorly done pizza.
Purchased a couple of slices recently at the Metrotown location. Tasteless stomach filler and little more.

I believe I would enjoy a piece of cardboard with a few sprinkles of Kraft Parmesan more than Fresh Slice.

Next time I'm going to save my $2.50 and purchase a pizza bun at Superstore.

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Troll's at Horseshoe Bay6408 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Hit A Snag At Trolls
Submitted Friday, September 30, 2011 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

Came here two weekends ago on a beautiful late summer day looking for a good feed of fish and chips.
Despite it being rather busy the friendly server found us a spot on the patio.

This is not a cheap fish and chips sort of place. A little higher than average price wise I would say and the portion size is more minnow than blue whale.

The fish I ordered was just fine, haddock two piece for around 16.00 bucks. It came with a smattering of fries and a thimble sized container of coleslaw. The fish was not overly battered or greasy but had little taste. Thanks to a few fresh squeezes of lemon I tried to kick it up a notch.

My dining partner ordered a bowl, and when I say bowl I use that term lightly, of clam chowder. Not sure if there was a contest on at the restaurant called "find the clam" in the clam chowder but if there was he was a grand prize winner. He reported one whole clam total in the chowder, easy enough to find in this very small bowl for well over six dollars.

I have no complaints about service whatsoever. Our server was very pleasant, prompt and attentive.

I realize Trolls is an iconic fish and chips place in the area but I'm just thinking it was probably much better back in the day.

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Robson Sushi Japanese Restaurant1542 Robson St, Vancouver
Your Taste Buds Won't Exactly Be Dancing
Submitted Monday, September 26, 2011 - 10:20am [Dine in]

Price wise this place is the opposite of Tojo's. As for the food everything , with the exception of the deep fried chicken wings gets a sold "mediocre". The sushi has a somewhat of a "been lying' around for a bit out back" sort of taste. The fish is most definitely not of the highest quality.

Came here yesterday at around 2pm, their AYCE lunch goes until 4:30pm. Food came fast after ordering and to say the least , everything was just passable. No ooh's or ahhh's. I did find the chicken wings very tasty. They come two wings at a time and actually ordered more. The spicy tuna cone was also not bad at all and had seconds on that as well.

The place looks worn and a little on the dirty side. Bathrooms need a make-over badly, at least the men's.

I must give credit to at least one of the servers. This girl was very friendly and somewhat chatty. The two male servers, one I believe is also the manager of the place, are mutes. Not a peep. Food did come fast when ordered so I give them marks for that and they did seem to appreciate the business with a nice "thank you" as we left.

All in all, it was sort of what I expected for AYCE at ten bucks. Simply an outstanding value, not really sure how you do it in this day and age even with this quality of food and it looks as if prices haven't changed in years. That being said my partner and I won't be rushing back down to Robson Sushi anytime soon.

It was a truly "mediocre" experience in almost every way, don't expect anything more. A great place to fill up your tummy after you cash in your pop cans.

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Charlie Don't Surf15011 Marine Drive, White Rock
Surfs Up ?
Submitted Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 9:46am [Dine in]

Not sure about this place. Dropped by Charlie's about a week ago after a stroll down the White Rock main food drag. It was interesting checking out restaurant prices, some were very expensive while other's were very reasonably priced. We settled on Charlie Don't Surf.

Our server started out real strong. Tons of personality, the chatty man, etc. but it seems like after that first impression he felt that perhaps he had done his job. He pretty much left us after that first drink order, someone else brought our meals, he didn't check on us or actually pay any attention to us afterward. The place was not busy at 5pm, perhaps he was focusing on the dinner rush.

I ordered their burger, at around 10 bucks comes with fries and a pretty good deal. I also ordered a Stanley Park Larger served in what has to be the worlds smallest beer glass. It had the Stanley Park Beer logo on it so not sure who to blame for this, perhaps the beer maker but come on Charlie that is one small beer glass. Perhaps you should do something about it like charge less.

The burger was just fine. It was a fairly large portion with a ton of crispy fries on the verge of being overcooked. The burger patty had little real taste and I suspect was frozen at one time or another. Like I say it was fine, not memorable in any way.

My dining partner ordered the seafood pot with bits of fish, crab, etc. and reported that it was very very salty.
The portion looked just fine for the 12 dollar order.

I gave an outstanding for ambiance as we sat on the patio overlooking the waterfront, very nice on a sunny day. Actually never really checked out the interior of the restaurant but it looked very dark.

Next time in White Rock I believe we'll just stroll right by Charlie's and check out one of the many other options on the strip.

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Taco Del Mar531 6th Street, New Westminster
Slop-o-Del-Mar
Submitted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

How the heck do you eat these things? Came to this location a week ago and had one of their burritos.
Evidently the guy making the burrito left his personality at home that day. Not a smile nor a word with the exception of barking out things like "cheese?", "sour creme?". He was one big chatterbox.

I ordered my burrito loaded and was that a big mistake or what. Eating the thing was nearly impossible.
The burrito was wet and leaking all over the place. Juices dripping down my arm, needless to say it was one big mess. I must of used about fifteen napkins after eating this mass of beans, cheese, salsa, chicken and other assorted stuff squeezed into a tomato wrap.

Luckily not many people were in the shop at the time, good for you because I am sure your stomach would of turned if you caught me trying to eat this slop.

By the way, nice to see that the burrito maker was wearing gloves preparing the food however it sort of defeats the purpose when you handle money and other assorted non-food things with the same gloves.
Note to people who work with food. Paper money is one of the filthiest things around, loaded with bacteria and germs of all sorts. Do not go back to preparing food after handling money, either wash your hands or change your gloves. A big pet peeve of mine. I stop going to places where they don't adhere to food safe practices.

I'm in no hurry to rush back to Taco Del Mar anytime soon. If I do I'll make sure I bring a bib and towel to clean up after my burrito.

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Pho Chung Nam522 6th Avenue, New Westminster
So Far In New West I am Two For Two
Submitted Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 9:05am [Dine in]

Came here the other night after a quick browse through the Royal City Centre. The restaurant is right across the street and at first glance looked interesting. They close at 9pm, my dining partner and I arrived around 8:40pm. At some places staff watch the clock on the wall and if you arrive twenty minutes before official closing time they generally aren't thrilled. No strange looks or attitude here just a warm welcome and menu's immediately.

First thing I noticed, the prices. If you are dining on a budget you can't go wrong here. Full meals for 6.95,
7.25, etc. Actually not sure how they can sell their meals at such prices but I am not going to complain.

I ordered the wonton soup and Vietnamese sub for 6.95. My dining partner had the House Special that consisted of Vermicelli with two spring rolls, two grilled skewers of beef, one grilled minced pork chop and one shrimp salad roll. All of that for a mere 10.50, unbelievable.

The food was outstanding. Fresh tasting, hot and deeelish. My wonton soup was excellent, a nice big bowl with at least six or seven great tasting wontons. I sampled a little of my dining partners platter and it was equally as good, I could eat a plate of those grilled minced pork chops. Our meals came with a very nice jasmine tea at no extra charge.

The restaurant is very clean and tidy looking.

I have no complaints about this place and will be back as soon as possible.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
I Sprouted A Fin
Submitted Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 8:40am [Dine in]

Arrived Wednesday with my dining partner at 5pm. We had never been here before and to our delight it was all you can eat fish and chips for ten bucks night, bonus. AYCEFAC goes Monday thru Wednesday, fyi.

We were quickly seated by a very friendly waitress who took our order of pop and the all you can eat fish and chips. Take note, the all you can eat fish and chips deal features only Tilapia so don't expect all you can eat Cod or Halibut.

Before we knew it our drinks and then dinners arrived in record time. The fish was delicious, perfectly battered, not greasy , pipping hot , nice moist fish. We both were very impressed.

Not sure what people are talking about service. We received some of the best service ever experienced.
Our re-fill drinks came immediately, we were asked if we wanted more fish a couple of times and overall the servers were absolutely outstanding.

Can't wait to head back for more AYCEFAC, may even try some of their other items all very reasonably priced.

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Romano's Macaroni Grill3195 Douglas St, Victoria
The Manager Saved It In The End
Submitted Monday, August 15, 2011 - 8:39am [Dine in]

Came here last night with seven other friends for dinner just before 5pm. When we arrived we were just about the only diners in the entire restaurant. We found a table and sat down to look over the menu.

We all ordered the same thing, more or less, from their "special before 5:30pm" menu for $14.99. The deal includes soup or caesar salad and then an option of either a starter like calamari or you can choose to have dessert instead of the starter and then your main dish. The starter or dessert option is were everything went sideways but more on that later.

The food, in my opinion, was very very good. Usually when you order these "deals" you get very small portions however my caesar salad was a full on portion, it was very tasty, fresh, and just the right amount of dressing. My order of Chicken Parmigiana was equally as good. A big plate, nice and hot with two very big pieces of chicken smothered in an excellent pasta sauce and just the right amount of cheese on the dish.
I was very impressed with my main meal. Not so impressed with my option of the chocolate cake as it was a little on the dry side.

Now to the situation that almost ruined the nice meal. Our waitress , for some reason that we can't understand, delivered the dishes for everyone at different times. Four of us had been served and delivered our main dish and actually finished before the other's had been delivered theirs. We aren't talking five or ten minutes here, we are talking at least thirty minutes or more. So there we are, the people served first actually sitting there with a completed meal of Chicken Parmigiana before our other friends even had their first bite of their main meal, the exact same thing. No real explanation from our waitress who at this point wasn't the most attentive, a request for water took much longer than it really needed to be.

I was going to give service a 1 but the manager saved the evening in the end. We asked to talk to the manager and she came over and explained to us that she didn't really know what the mix up was but was trying to figure out what happened. She was very sympathetic , apologized for the mix up and made everything right by giving us a good discount on the bill.

We understand that stuff happens sometimes and mix ups can occur but really appreciate the way they handled it. This is what customer service is all about and because of the way they handled it we will all definitely be back to Macaroni Grill.

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.4186 Main Street, Vancouver
Don't Come Really Really Hungry
Submitted Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 11:04am [Dine in]

Dropped by this spot a week ago for Sunday brunch. I ordered one of their omelettes and coffee my dining partner had the Salmon Salad. First go around my coffee was lukewarm so I asked the very friendly server if she could warm it up. It was no problem and in short order I had a nice , fresh , pipping hot cup of coffee.

My omelette arrived and quite frankly I was surprised at the size of the plate. I am glad that I wasn't particularly ravenous as the order was really on the skimpy side. A few of their home cooked hash brown potatoes that were nothing special, a very smallish omelette portion that was just fine, nothing to rave about and as I recall a couple of greens.

My dining partners salad was also small with just a few bits of fish on top of greens for around 13 bucks or so. Really not worth the cost of the dish.

I watched as the flatbread pizzas came by for other patrons and they looked okay but again on the very small side.

Our server was very good. Friendly, sense of humour and there when we needed her. That being said not really in a hurry to rush back to The Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, maybe the next time I am not particularly hungry.

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Loghouse Pub2323 Millstream, Victoria
Possibly The Best Fries On The Island
Submitted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

In my opinion this is one great pub. Their food is not fancy but absolutely delicious. Just the other day I dropped by with friends for an early dinner and enjoyed their Monday Special a Pulled Pork Sandwich with coleslaw and fries for 8 bucks.
The sandwich was very tasty, a large pulled pork sandwich with lots of sauce and an absolute huge helping of their own french fries. These fries are truly some of the best I have ever had, made right on the premises and unlike many establishments they aren't afraid to give you a whole lot.

The service was outstanding. I ordered a diet pepsi with my meal and before I could even ask for a refill the very friendly server was there with another glass without me even asking for it. When was the last time you experienced something like that at a restaurant, believe me it is very rare a server actually anticipating your needs.

I have enjoyed other items at the Loghouse Pub like their bacon , tomato and lettuce sandwich along with a very generous side salad with a great mango dressing. They also make huge burgers.

These guys are out to satisfy their customers in every way and for me they get at least four stars.

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Pig BBQ Joint1325 Blanshard St, Victoria
This Pig Can Fly
Submitted Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 9:49am [Dine in]

Quite frankly I avoided Pig when they were at their View Street location because the place just looked scuzzy, not so now. Their bright ,clean and fresh location in the new BC Ferries building is very nice.
Not a huge space but enough room to plunk yourself down somewhere and enjoy your meal. Sometimes it's difficult to find a spot because it is that busy and there is a good reason for that.

The crew at Pig are whipping up some great southern bbq food. Pulled pork sandwiches, beef brisket, pulled pork poutine, a little Canadian flavour on that one. The portions are very generous you definitely will not go away hungry in fact you may not eat for the remainder of the day.

Recently I enjoyed their chicken and waffles special. Not something we are really used to up here in the north but quite common in the U.S. The waffle was huge , a delicious freshly made waffle topped with a few pats of butter , maple syrup and two tender and crispy, not overly battered or greasy , pieces of chicken.
It was deeeelish.

I have ordered their chicken before and it was the same, very consistent. Crispy, not overly battered and tender and juicy, very important when eating fried chicken. There is nothing worse than dried fried chicken and from my experiences so far at Pig you won't find it there.

Treat yourself someday soon to Pig you just might be surprised at how good it is.

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