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FoodCritic4theMassesVancouverSince February 6, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (1.9)
  • Food2 (1.8)
  • Service2 (2.2)
  • Value1.5 (1.5)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Sisto's Pub34555 Vosburgh Ave, Mission
If you like provocatively-dressed waitresses, pornographic imagry and poor food, this IS the place for you!!
Submitted Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

My wife and I, and her brother's family dropped in for an after-work meal to celebrate a birthday and get something to eat. One of the things we noticed shortly after entering the place, was the life-sized wood carving of a man WITH A LARGE ERECT PENIS in his hand, in a masturbation pose, over by the bar!! You think I'm kidding, check it out yourself.

Now, I am absolutely in no way a prude, but such a display was way over the line. Tacky, tasteless and offensive to everyone in my party. I mean come on, who in his right mind would find that kind of thing interesting, funny, sexy, etc., other than maybe drunk 19 year old boys? We were all over 35, and most of the diners were over 40.

Anyway, it doesn't get better from here on. Our table ordered 6 soda drinks of which only 2 were refilled during our whole time there. We had asked for 6 refills and the server gave us 2 and walked away.

When she came back quite a while later, we ordered 5 pizzas and a burger. It took a long time to get our food, even though the pub wasn't that busy. Our meat lovers pizzas were HORRIBLE, worst we''ve ever had. They tasted like the cheapest STORE-BOUGHT FROZEN PIZZAS, with cheap, plastic-looking/tasting meat and cheese. There was a lot of salami and pepperoni, but not much discernible beef or ham or anything else that was supposed to be on it. The cheese was almost un-melted, tasted like processed cheese, bland, chewy and tasteless. At $ 21 for a medium, these pizzas are a huge rip-off!!

Our waitress rarely came into our zone and when we finally grabbed her attention and complained, she seemed quite indifferent and remarked at how we had eaten most of them, and her words and tone of voice implied that were just complainer-types that simply wanted a free meal.
Her tone of voice put all of us off, we were quite shocked at such poor customer service and the hostility we were receiving from her. We told her the reason we ate most of the pizzas was because we were very hungry after work, and since it had taken 45 minutes to get our food we didn't want to wait another long time to get new pizzas, as it was already past 9 pm and we were tired and didn't want to stay that long in the first place.

We were all unimpressed with having to explain ourselves, as if we were under interrogation for complaining! You know what I'm talking about.

Back to my beginning statement, it was my brother's birthday. We told the waitress it was this special occasion, you'd think someone on staff would try to make it a special occasion for us. No, they didn't. It was like, whatever.
But I will just sum up my review.

My ratings : a 1 for food......
a 1 for service, for poor attitude waitress, poor service, poor attention to our needs, such as refills, etc.
a 1 for value, cuz $21 for cheapo frozen pizza-quality is a negative value as far as I'm concerned.

Ambiance............... offensive pornographic statues do not even rate a one, I would have gave a ZERO if I could have. Plus some of the waitresses dressed like they worked in a stripper bar.

Next time I'll just go to the Red Robin in Abbotsford.......................

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White Spot19651 Fraser Hwy, Langley
What a terrible choice for lunch!!
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

My wife and I ordered 2 Legendary Burgers with 2 poutines. There were no customers but us, yet both of our burgers arrived with barely any heat in them!! How can they serve us cold food when there are no other people or orders??? They obviously gave us some burgers that were sitting there for a while, they definitely were not made fresh off the grill for us!
The meat was not juicy and fresh, but tough and dry, and the fries in the poutines didn't look fresh and tasted old and greasy. Just terrible value for $24. We will never attend this restaurant again!!!!

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Montana's Cookhouse16071 24th Avenue, Surrey
What a letdown!
Submitted Friday, November 11, 2011 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

On November 6 my wife and I ate here, arriving at around 2:30 pm. The place was fairly empty and it took almost 5 minutes for someone to come up to us and seat us. After we placed our orders it took at least 1/2 an hour to receive them, even though the restaurant was mostly empty. When our food arrived, my meatloaf barely had any heat in it, but the gravy on the mashed potatoes was hot. My wife's wings were cold and the ribs looked great on one side but on the other were totally burnt.
Her wings arrived with no dipping sauce, which she had to re-ask for. Her coleslaw was unpalatable as it tasted mostly like mustard. She loves coleslaw but didn't eat hers at all. Also, when the server of our food (not our waitress) finally brought our food to us she kind of just put it on the table and walked away without a word or any interest about anything.
The desert we had were tasty but the rest of the meal was a disappointment. It's pretty sad when the best part of the meal is the mashed potatoes!
For $60 (without drinks or appetizers) we didn't get good value, for the reasons stated above. And due to the lack of attention to service and the cold and inadequate food quality we received, we will not be going back to this restaurant.

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Round Table Pizza8780 Blundell Road, #160, Richmond
Great pizza.............BUT they have started to really skimp on the toppings amounts
Submitted Friday, September 24, 2010 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

I`ve been ordering pizzas from here exclusively for a couple of years because they have BY FAR the best pizza I`ve ever tasted. No other place does a better crust or has better-tasting sauce. Round Table Pizza`s ingredients are excellent as well - fresh, with a nice hint of oregano in the sauce, which I love.
Unfortunately, though, in recent months this business has started to really skimp on the amount of toppings they put on their pizzas. Their pizzas always used to be HEAVY, as in heavy with toppings and heavy in weight. I would hold it in my hand in it would feel like a substantial slice! There was lots of what you ordered on it and TONS of cheese too.
My staple orders were always the BACON CHEESEBURGER pizza, and I had enough of them to know what they were like. So after recently eating there again, 3 times within a month, after being away from it for about 10 months (I was out of the Province), it was immediately evident that not only did the pizza have far less toppings on it than it used to, it also was WAY LIGHTER. It was definitely not the same as I had before.

A year ago I could barely finish 4 slices and would always take some home with me to have the next day. But nowadays I can easily finish the whole pizza!! And I am the same weight as I have been for the past 20 years, with the same metabolism, etc., so it`s not coz my appetite has changed, or anything like that
And it appears my getting less toppings wasn`t just a random fluke, because I had 3 different pizza-makers on 3 different nights make my pies, and every time the pizzas had substantially less ingredients on them. The cheese was way less as well.

So to sum up, yes, they make excellent pizza, but I am choked that they have cheaped-out on the toppings, especially after they raised their prices! And I have since made the conscious decision to not eat there anywhere near as much as I used to because of this change. So whereas I would have rated their food and value categories as OUTSTANDING-INCREDIBLE in the recent past, I feel I can now only give them a SOLID.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The14935 Marine Drive, White Rock
Mother's Day Let-down
Submitted Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

We were looking forward to a nice Mother's Day seafood buffet meal and we thought it would be a great idea to go down to Marine Drive and soak up the atmosphere of the beach and have a relaxing time. But we were sorely disappointed and here's why : the buffet was supposed to start at 9:30, our reservations were for 9:45, and at that time the buffet was not ready!
The buffet tables were not set up with serving utensils, half of the hot food item trays weer empty, the cold salads were just set a table, not on ice. Better use of ice would have been to have it for the salads instead of the sculpture! There were no condiments, ie: seafood sauce, butter, seafood cutlery, etc. The roast beef was a whole new experience - we've never been served the way they did and we're not even sure it was roast beef. It was more like a thick flank steak. The carving station guy GRABBED THE MEAT with his FINGERS (no gloves on) , while carving with the other hand. A one inch thick SLAB of meat was placed on my plate - and it was so long that it hung over the edge of the plate ! So the cut was definitely wrong. The meat was very tough and there was no gravy and no horse radish. My sister got the top piece of the meat that had all the spices on it, so her meat was extremely salty, dry and tough as well.
There were no side plates for our breaqd, no fanciness about the place - some tables had table cloths, some didn't. For the price we're paying, we expect a nicer decor and better over-all ambience. For desserts, they had still frozen chessecake, the cookies and squares were from Costco - nothing was home made (or at least better than Costco quality), which is tacky when the patron is paying $35 each plus $3.50 for a coffee!!
The servers were great at filling our coffees and waters, but very slow at removing our dirty plates. The bathrooms were dirty - the sink and the overall appearance of it.
To sum up, for the Boathouse, we were expecting the TITANIC, but we got the S.S. Minnow.

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Diner, The4556 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Terrible food - Won't be returning
Submitted Friday, February 13, 2009 - 10:57pm [Dine in]

My friend and I visited this establishment after hearing about it on t.v. We love fish and chips but sadly neither of us enjoyed our first (and last) experience here. The fish was rather dry and tasteless and the batter was extremely greasy, as were the fries. Both of us just nibbled a bit on out food at first but couldn't bring ourselves to finish it, it was so bad. We came in hungry and left hungry !! The waitress was nice enough but didn't refill our waters or ask how everything was, etc. The decor of the place had some pretty cool points to it, like a neat London Bridge display in the window and some British royalty-type pictures on the wall. But other than that, the rest of the place - the tables, etc. was rather ordinary and underwhelming. So because of the poor quality and taste of the food, we don't feel we got good value for our money and the decor alone did not make up for it. Hence our low rating!

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