Submitted Saturday, February 2, 2008 - 4:48pm [Dine in]
We had lunch at this restaurant yesterday. The place was packed. I guess people are drawn, as we were, to the fun idea of an all-you-can-eat menu.
The only problem is that the food is abysmal! Check out the other reviews ... I'm not the only one saying this. It's really yucky. I see another reviewer mentioned how bad the beef teriyaki was. That was the only dish we had which was totally inedible. A visually unappealing, stringy, chewy mess.
The other dishes, we ate, but didn't care for any of them. For the chicken teriyaki, they had just dumped some bottled teriyaki sauce on top of the chicken. Same for the spicy chicken wings, just a bottled sauce on top. Pan-fried noodles ... were tasteless. How do you screw up pan-fried noodles? We were pouring soy sauce on them to try to give them some flavour.
The service also was very poor. The only good thing at the end of the lunch was the bill, which came to $23 for 2 people. But we will not ever return. They'll never get my lunch money again.
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Submitted Friday, October 12, 2007 - 3:01pm [Dine in]
We decided to go to Chambar for our anniversary. We had read mainly good reviews of it here at this website, as well as in magazines and newspapers. So we had high hopes for both the food and ambiance.
We will not return!! The thing that really spoiled the evening was the ventilation system, which blasted a cold breeze on us the whole night. Imagine going out for a fine dining experience, and wearing your coat all night, and being desperate at the end for the waiter to bring the bill so you could just hurry up and leave and get warm outside in the rainy Vancouver night? My husband kept pointing out how the candles on all the tables (the flames) were horizontal, it was so breezy. The waiter admitted it was cool, and raised the temperature for us, but it didn't help much.
The other issue was the food, which was good, but not superb. For $200, we would prefer a more pleasant (not freezing and uncomfortable!!) ambiance, and superb food. We will not return!
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