Outstanding in every way
Submitted Monday, May 7, 2012 - 2:05pm [Dine in]
Had to try An Indian Affair this past weekend - the craving hit and the restaurant was new and intriguing. From the first dish to the last we were blown away. Tawa mushrooms, Kadai Subz, Peas Pulao, Peshwari Naan and Garlic/Basil Naan...first rate! The raita was fresh, cooling and just the right spices. Papadums to start was a nice touch, crisp, not greasy in the least, they only whet our appetite....so when dinner came (see above), the conversation almost stopped. We were delighted!
An Indian Affair has a nice, if small wine list. Though I think it's enough. Nicely selected. Domestic and Indian Beers, Chai, Ras Malai, an assortment of sodas and a nice looking Mango Lemonade on their beverage list. If you can manage it, the Kheer (rice pudding) is divine! A small portion - which is just right after a meal. Refreshing and light.
I can't wait to go back and try the Samosa's, the kachumber salad, a biryani and some of the other breads Gary offers on his menu, amongst other dishes; I'm guessing I'll become a regular here.
You'll look hard to find nicer people than Gary and his wife Anu...they're genuine and their love of people and feeding them well shines through in all aspects of this restaurant. So glad we came in here...
Submitted Monday, May 7, 2012 - 1:49pm [Dine in]
Disappointing. Period. Overpriced. Honesty feels like there is no heart in it. The preparation or the service.
When there are SO many other sushi restaurants in Langley, you'd think you'd be up for competition. Go to Nakama or Kimchi Palace if you want good sushi nearby. You'll be glad you did.
Filled a craving and my curiosity
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:31pm [Dine in]
I have walked by this unassuming little diner dozens of times. A recent craving for a BLT took me inside. The menu was hanging on the window and the value alone looked phenomenal - at least1/3 less in price than a larger local resto. Inside was big, clean with well spaced tables and friendly employees. And obviously happy customers - with many an empty plate to be seen. The servers were calling some diners by name so apparently they have a good 'regular' base.
Back to the BLT...I chose it on white with fries and gravy. The white wasn't some pathetic little flimsy cheap-o bread, it was dense, perfectly toasted and held together the insides nicely (I've had sandwiches fall apart elsewhere on bargain bread). The fries were hot (likely not hand-cut, but tasty and crisp nonetheless!) and the gravy salty, but yummy. There could have been a little more bacon on it, but for $5.25 (a little extra for the gravy) i thought it very fair. It filled my craving beautifully (i'm not much of a meateater, so when i DO crave it - usually in bacon form - i don't want to go away disappointed. I went away happy, my wallet not so much lighter. I plan to go back for breakfast to see if it lives up to my first visit.
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2012 - 1:41pm [Dine in]
Recently was back in Calgary for my son's wedding. Last day there decided on Sunday Brunch before heading back to Vancouver....great decision! There were about 12 of us and we all thoroughly enjoyed most everything we tried. Whether you're a meat-eater of vegetarian you should find enough here to fill you up and make it worth your money too. From 2 kinds of bennys, to crispy pan-fried potatoes, mussels (not great, but fair), an omelet bar, fresh fruit trays, cheese platter and decadent breakfast pastries and a whole bunch more, there is an ABUNDANCE of choice. Fresh juices, coffee and tea....
Like french toast, check. Waffles? Check. Cinnamon buns, check, check! Not being much for sweets i stuck to the savory choices and the fruit. Very satisfying experience. I went away comfortable and knowing that if in the city on a Sunday again, i'd be game to go back. Even though i don't have a huge appetite, i still felt it was good value for the price. Good ambience and service too.
Best Pitas in Langley
Submitted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 3:27pm [Dine in]
This is my go-to place when I've had no time to make my own lunch for work. They have 2 sizes of pita 9'' and my fave 6''. If you've a good appetite the 9'' is what you'll want, but it's too much for me to eat. Lots of great fillings to choose from, always fresh. And healthy! All their dressings/spreads are low-fat and tasty. Choose your pita from the board or create your own...and vegetarian friendly too! The meats run the gamut of chicken, beef, bacon, ham, philly cheese steak and a recent special was pulled pork. They cook the meat on a grill in front of you and add any topping to the grill you'd like.
On days i'm in a salad mood they make a great salad...you choose all your ingredients.
Prices are fair too. For a 6'' ham for instance i never pay over $5.50, unless i add a bag of chips (Miss Vickie's, SunChips or Baked Lays and a drink). They have combo specials too...
The people who work here are super friendly, always remember me and make a great pita.
Shouldn't have bothered
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 4:16pm [Dine in]
When i leave a restaurant wishing i had of just had a freezer dinner, i know i'll never go back. Nothing we ordered was worth finishing. Bland Caesar Salad, ungarlicky garlic bread, mushy zuchinni sticks...i won't go on. The service was fine, if not great, but for all the raves i'd heard about Venetis, i was sorely disappointed!
Good for appies - good service
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 3:33pm [Dine in]
My daughter and i come here when we're craving good fries and appies. I always order gravy on the side when i order the fries, my only complaint is that it's $1 extra for a teeny tiny little dish of gravy. But the gravy is great so i suck it up and pay. The wings are yummy as are the onion rings...actually the onion rings are the best i've had. No greasy batter! They are soaked in buttermilk and breaded, crunchy and fabulous! We also enjoy the smoked salmon dip with bread for dipping...i can't say the prices are great but it really is a fun place to eat, the quality of service and ambience make it worthwhile for us.
And save room for dessert...not being big appetites, it's something we never manage to do...one day...one day we'll come JUST for dessert.
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:50pm [Dine in]
Wow. I have such a hard time finding a Greek restaurant that has tramasalata & if i do find it, it's often not quite right. Not a big hummus fan and tzatziki is too predictable...tho' their's is good here. When I saw they had my favourite dip I ordered it right away. I was very impressed. On that alone, I'll come back. My friend had the lamb and really enjoyed it and I thoroughly enjoyed my greek salad also. When i went back a couple of days later to get a gift certificate for a gift (at Christmas time), the owners son said his mom (grandma??) was baking greek shortbread in the kitchen and would i please wait he wanted to give me some. Great service! And delicious cookies! When I'm craving greek in Langley, this is where I come. And next on my list of menu items to try? Nagasaki aka flaming cheese. Hopefully it's as good as the taramasalata!
My Vancouver go-to for sushi
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:31pm [Dine in]
I'm a suburbanite and have my favourite sushi place in my city (Langley City), but as I'm downtown often enough I like to know there's a place I can get good sushi if that's my craving while I'm there. Urban Sushi is it. I hadn't found a really good, decently priced place before I came upon it. The sushi is fresh, great quality, nicely presented and delicious! It's pretty much a cafeteria ordering system and you get your own tea, but once your order is placed, they give you a number for your table and bring your food to you. It's presented on nice plates, is quite quick (they serve a big business clientelle here during the week) and they don't rush you out. It's a tight squeeze during a busy lunch, but well worth it. So glad I found this restaurant!
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:15pm [Dine in]
All I can say, after hearing people rave about this place, is that I must have hit it on a bad day. Poor service, mushy rice around my roll and the nigiri was the worst I've eaten. I'd like to give them a chance to prove me wrong, but as I have a favorite place near by (that happened to be closed on the day I came here), I'm not taking the chance when i get consistently wonderful sushi at my favourite sushi haunt. No thanks. I'll pass Seh-mi.
Best Sushi in Langley
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:12pm [Dine in]
I have eaten a lot of sushi restaurants. Including most of the ones in Langely. Well, Nakama has them all beat hands down. Sure there are other good places that do a roll or two really nicely, but the chef here, Mike, delivers consistently fresh fish, quality rolls and delicious food. Give the Mona Lisa roll a whirl on a hot summer day, it's so refreshing...wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber instead of rice! Seriously, give it a chance. His sashimi is beautiful, tender, top notch and my favourite. I'm really only good for a sushi review here as I don't eat much hot Japanese food, but i can account for some of the appetizers. The tempura is delicate and not overbattered or overly oily, the lava rocks...oh, you HAVE to try them with their yummy spicy sauce. Home made seaweed salad, not the chewy commercial kind you get other places. Try to takoyaki too... The sunomono is delicious, not too sweet, nor too vinegary. You're just going to have go more than once to try all the things he has to offer. You won't meet a nice family either. This is truly family run and they're all so nice. I'm a regular and I love that Mike will go the extra mile if I have a special request.
My craving was filled
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:56pm [Dine in]
I had been craving a Halifax donair... the kind with the yummy sweet sauce, and had found it difficult to come across. Until Donair Hut. The owner/operator is wonderfully friendly, remembered me from a visit 2 years prior when i'd stopped in with my son to grab him a donair. WOW! Great service and very nice. I liked the fact that the donair wasn't overly bready, the mear was perfectly spiced (i chose beef, but you can have chicken or lamb too) and the Halifax sauce was JUST what i needed to fill that void i was feeling. I will be back, but will also remember to go with an appetite! He has almost a dozen donairs to choose from, but i have a feeling the Halifax will be my go-to! Yum!
Outstanding food, outstanding value...a hidden gem
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:50pm [Dine in]
Simply put, WOW. On two visits, this place is 2 for 2. The portion sizes are amazing and the flavour and quality terrific. The sweet and sour pork is out of this world, gristle-free, tender and delicious. Last visit, just this past weekend, the cold had me yearning for soup...and an inexpensive meal. Cue, WOKing restaurant. The won ton soup is the best I've ever eaten. Perfect broth, crisp vegetables, tender meat and succulent and nicely sized (two-bite) won tons (5 of them in a small)...all for $2.95. If you're a little more hungry (a small bowl was plenty for me that day), get a large for $2 more, or add an egg roll for an extra $1.25. These are no ordinary egg rolls either. About 5'' to 6'' long, filled with shredded veggies and not overly greasy. Served piping hot! There you go, you'd have lunch under $5. This is now my soup destination...they also have war won ton, hot and spicy won ton and others to choose. Try for yourself, you'll see!