Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 6:18pm [Dine in]
We went here on April 29th for dinner based on the reviews. My partner had the seafood angel hair pasta, and I had the rack of lamb. The angel hair pasta was soggy and way overcooked, fell apart when you touched it, and the seafood all came with shells including the prawns. My partner never orders prawns because of the shells, but his assumption was the seafood would come sans clothing. He felt he was being punished for ordering the cheapest dish at 17 dollars.
My 30 dollar rack of lamb dish was better prepared, but the rosemary dominated the flavour of the lamb which was rare, not med. rare. The vegetables were sparse but tasty, and the smashed potatoes were tasty as well.
We also had the salmon trio appy which was a good value at 12 bucks.
Our waiter was borderline sullen, and unable to crack a smile under any circumstances.
I would not return or recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 5:17pm [Dine in]
We lucked into this place for lunch, and although we were a bit late, we still managed to have some of the best dim sum we've ever eaten. The restaurant is in the Red Lion Inn, and we were the only non-Asian people there which speaks volumes about the quality of the food. It was all superb.
The restaurant is lovely, and the seafood items are delicious and exquisitely prepared. If you are a,e a fan of dim sum, this is an absolute must.
I think dim sum is from 11 until 2:00 PM, and we arrived after 2. There was still a great selection, and the service was very good. I would definitely return here again, and I highly recommend it to lovers of fantastic Chinese food.
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Submitted Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 6:04pm [Dine in]
Ate here on April 27th for dinner. The sunomono, gomae-ae and miso arrived promptly, 10 minutes passed and nothing. A different waitress came by and asked if we were waiting for some food, and we said yes. Another 10 minutes passed and finally the rest of the order arrived, 4 rolls of sushi minus one.
The food is outstanding, and we were there at a busy time. When we walked in at 5 PM, there were only about 3 tables full. Mid meal, the place was packed with a line forming so that explains the slow service.
The portions were about a dollar more than I am used to paying in Vancouver, but they were significantly larger, and perfectly prepared.
I'll be dreaming of the gomae for weeks to come.
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