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kikimitchSurreySince November 30, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.4)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.4)
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Mongolie Grill467 West Broadway, Vancouver
Nastiest Waitress EVERRRRRR
Submitted Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

I should have known when I made reservations for 12 and had to speak to a rude person on the phone that dining here would be an astonishingly horrible experience. That nasty individual ended up being our waitress and the first thing she did was scold us (and not in a friendly way) for being 5 minutes late for our reservation. My immediate impression of this place was that it was dingy. We sat down and the waitress began speaking to us in a very rude manner and I could not help but feel very uncomfortable and very embarassed (as I was the one who picked this restaurant for our corporate lunch, but I had never been here before). After having soup we all headed over to the "grill." It was kind of fun to be able to guess the weight of your food, but of course nobody was correct in their guess. After eating it was time to pay our bill. Up until that point, the waitress had been merely nasty. But when it came time to pay the bill, it was like the Earth opened up and hell erupted out, spewing its ugliness everywhere. We had to split the bill, yet one person was not paying for their bill, we were all treating this one person to lunch. You would think we were asking to solve the world's most complicated math problem. She began screaming (I kid you not, she actually screamed) at each person as they attempted to pay their portion of the bill. It literaly ruined our lunch. I felt sick to my stomach at how blatantly horribly we were being treated and I had to bite my tongue from telling this woman to F*** off (and I am normally a very mild mannered, pleasant person). Needless to say, I (nor any of my colleagues) will EVER dine there again. It is no wonder the restaurant is nearly always empty. It is just a terrible dining experience on every level imaginable. The food was not good enough, the prices were too high and the decor was too crappy to warrant this level of abuse. AVOID IF YOU CAN.

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Tandoori Palace1439 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Good Butter Chicken
Submitted Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 6:26pm [Dine in]

I ordered delivery and had the butter chicken with naan, kheer and samosas. Samosas were so-so. Kheer was a little bland. The butter chicken was good, not the best I've had but certainly not the worst. It was fairly thick and flavorful, but seemed to lack spice. The naan was pretty good, but not large enough. The samosas were not authentic (I think they were made of phyllo pastry??) and were also kind of bland. I will definitely order the butter chicken from them again - the price was great for what you're getting. But I doubt I will order kheer or samosas again.

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Explosion of Flavour
Submitted Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 9:25am [Dine in]

A large group of us went here and ordered their "Big Lunch Sampler." It was DELICIOUS! Each dish was distinct in flavour with both subtle and bold flavours and equally yummy. The servers are also very friendly and attentive. This is now a definite favorite of mine. I would recommend this restaurant (and malaysian food in general) to anyone who like asian food.

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Pizza Factory701 Kingsway, #3, Vancouver
World's Worst Pizza Crust
Submitted Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 9:17am [Dine in]

We ordered 2 pizzas and were extremely disappointed. The butter chicken pizza tasted nothing like actual butter chicken, although the fresh cilantro on top was a nice touch. The toppings on the tandoori pizza, were actually pretty good. But the pizza crust..... omg...talk about dense and poorly made. I nearly broke my teeth trying to bite into it. It tasted more like unleavened bread than pizza crust. Like they just slapped flour and water together (no kneading, no yeast, no sugar, no fat) and called it dough. They seriously need to learn to make dough properly. Because it was awful. Won't order from this place again.

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FigMint Restaurant & Lounge500 West 12th Ave, Vancouver
Meh.
Submitted Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 3:16pm [Dine in]

We had a large office lunch party here. The waiter highly recommended the salmon salad, so naturally that's what I ordered. For 20 bucks it was bland as hell and with piddly pieces of pickled beets and onions. And the teeny slab of salmon was nothing to write home about. The dish should NOT have been priced higher than $13 for what I was getting. Oh! And there was also a hair in my salad. A short black one (my hair is long blond - so it wasn't mine). All I can say is: There is no wonder the place is empty. They need to reduce their prices by about 30% or more to be proper value for what you are getting here. And their service is ridiculously slow. We were served our food one hour after arriving. The waiter was nice, however. He tried his best - not his fault the chef was so slow and not very talented.

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La Casa Gelato1033 Venables Street, Vancouver
Ultimate Gelato? Err..... No.
Submitted Monday, February 15, 2010 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

Today I went into La Casa Gelato to get some ice cream. I wish I read these reviews before I did that though, it would have saved me a trip out there as well as the 25 bucks it cost me for the ice crea (or should I say: icy cream). There was a little boy browsing the flavours of ice cream and seemed quite enthralled by their selection. There is just something magical about a giant ice parlour to a child. But the two staff members working there, kept sighing about his indecisiveness and chatting amongst each other in, presumably, Cantonese. You could totally tell they were dissing him. Then the boy had the "audacity" to ask one of the staff members for a sample (they have signs posted saying you should keep your samples a minimum. Nice.) Well, from her reaction, you would think he was asking her to chop off her arms and blend them through a meat grinder for him. In a huffy voice she told him she is not the one who does samples, the OTHER lady, on the other side of the store, who seems to preoccupied with another task at the moment, is the one who does them. I mean, how hard would it have been for her to just grab a little plastic spoon and get the damn sample and say "here you go kid, knock yourself out." ?

So, after the boy left on the verge of tears, it was my turn to order and I was already a little put off and considering just leaving. But the sign on the door said it was the world's greatest ice cream (or something to effect) and I thought maybe this was a "Soup Nazi" kind of place where the service is brutal but the product is amazing.

If only.

When I brought home my two selections: praline and marzipan I was NOT impressed. The marzipan tasted like icy, frozen milk with splashes of almond extract in it (the chunks of ice actually hurt my tongue). The praline was slightly better... but nothing special. Hagen Daas, or even Ben and Jerry's, which you can buy for cheaper at your supermarket, is better than this. I will never shop there again. Not unless they can provide polite service and dramatically improve the quality of their product (or severely reduce the prices).

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Mehfil9570 120 St., Surrey
Not the Place to Take a Date You Want to Impress
Submitted Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

First of all, this place has horrible service. When you enter the door, the server (who is across the restaurant from you) points at a table where you should sit. No "hi, hello, how are you?" or anything like that. You take your plate and head to the buffet, which happens to be right next to the counter where you pay and is often very crowded. More than once I have spilled my the contents of my plate because another patron who was paying their bill backed into me.

One major problem: The buffet never has enough naan. No, scratch that. The buffet never has ANY naan. It drives me CRAZY! And when you tell the waiter, he just grunts at you.

The butter chicken is ok, kind of sloppy and thin. As for "40 item" buffet? Ha! I would say there are maybe 5 or 6 indian dishes and the rest is cold salads. One thing that also bugs me is that their dessert options suck. You either get watered down custard or, on a good day, bland rice pudding.

So after getting your food, you take your naanless plate to sit at the table the waiter has "instructed" you to sit at and you find your seat has a gaping hole and the table is lit by a weird dangling blue light which makes your food appear highly unappetizing. Sometimes the waiter will come and wordlessly pour your water or, when he's feeling particularly energetic, remove your dirty plates. There seems to be a shortage of staff here, which is not a good sign. Either they pay their employees crap or treat them like crap. Either way, the lack of employees equates to lack of service.

Oh and one more thing. If you have the misfortune of having to use the washroom when you are dining here, I would suggest holding it. The washroom is dingy and looks like a place crack addicts would go to shoot up.

All in all, it's a bad dining experience.

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Ashoka Indian Cuisine20530 Fraser Hwy, Langley
If this is Langley's Best Butter Chicken, Then I Feel Sorry For Langley
Submitted Wednesday, December 3, 2008 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

I have to admit, I was incredibly disappointed. I read some reviews that the butter chicken was incredible, so being the butter chicken addict I am, I could not WAIT to head over to Langley and try some. One day I happened to be in the neighbourhood and went to Ashoka to order some butter chicken and I have to tell you... it was not THAT good. I'm not saying it was terrible or anything, just that it was incredibly mediocre. It had a very acidic flavour and was not smooth and buttery tasting at ALL. Even the blah buffet Mehfil (Scott Road and 96th) has way better butter chicken than Ashoka. By the way, if you want a decent butter chicken for a good price, try Tasty Sweets (80th on Scott Road). Unfortuntely, I will never go to Ashoka's again. Not until they change their butter chicken recipe. Their prices are also kind of steep, compared to other similar restaurants.

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