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knutLangleySince February 27, 20106 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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La Charcuterie Delicatessen19080 96 Ave, Surrey
What a gem!
Submitted Sunday, April 18, 2010 - 9:52am [Dine in]

To be honest, I have been nervous of going here despite my eagerness to finally find a giant tasty sandwich. The reviews made me feel like I would be intimidated by this crude motormouth of a sandwich man - but I had no reason to be scared! Like other reviewers say, he doesn't let up for a moment, continuing on his monologue of innuendos and rude jokes, whilst making the sandwiches, but he was also very respectful of the customers waiting in line. And a real softie!

I went with my baby daughter and he was smitten with her. In fact, he gave me my sandwich ahead of those waiting in line and for free because he thought my baby was cute! I suspect it was actually because he wanted to get me out of the store so he could continue telling rude jokes, but what a sweetheart!

Although there is a menu written on a whiteboard, it didn't really feel like the done thing to order from it. He obviously prefers to make whatever he feels like, and give all customers the same fillings ie whatever meats he currently has on his chopping board. Fine by me, I was happy to go with the flow. The only question he was asking the customers was which bread they wanted, and then proceeded to make the sandwiches using what ingredients he wanted.

The sandwich itself was awesome! Aside from the impressive size (it weighed in at a whopping 1 pound 12.5oz), it was really tasty too. Even if it was a fraction of the size, I still loved the flavour and quality of the meats, and the bread was proper bread, none of the light flavourless buns so favoured by most sandwich shops. The sandwich had a whole host of meats on it - salami, ham, beef and possibly turkey, I can't remember now. Far more than a sandwich should contain but wow, value for money. And some cheese then a bit of lettuce and tomato.

The shop itself doesn't look great and it doesn't have that sparkling clean deli feel about it, but it WAS clean and he washed his hands after handling money and wrapping the sandwiches etc. All in all, I will be back, I'm already craving my next giant sandwich!

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Zythos Mediterranean Grill19828 Telegraph Trail, Langley
Very tasty food - we'll be back
Submitted Friday, April 16, 2010 - 11:02am [Dine in]

I ate here with a group of 6 adults and 3 children last weekend, and it was a good experience. Food was lovely, service was slow (but I think that was because they knew we were chatting happily together and creating a leisurely meal of it) and we appreciated a restaurant without a television in it!

The roast lamb was incredible. A large portion and so tasty and tender. I'll definitely go back just to eat that again. The chicken kebabs were awesome too, really moist and tender. The ribs weren't the most tender we've had but had a lovely flavour. The only misses were the hummus (an odd orange colour and very runny, unlike any hummus I've had before) and the pita was disaapointingly 'canadian style' pita rather than a more authentic greek flatbread.

We were impressed on the whole. Plus they gave a free dessert to the birthday boy, without us having previously told them it was a birthday celebration or anything. I thought that was a very nice caring touch. We will return, any place that can serve such a generous portion of wonderful roast lamb is worth going back to!

We will certainly be back -

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Beatniks Bistro9194 Glover Road, Langley
I would LOVE to love this place...
Submitted Friday, April 16, 2010 - 10:54am [Dine in]

I want to love it here, I really do. I love to support non-chain locally owned restaurants and I think the atmosphere is great, I like how the tables are well spaced (rare these days), there are flowers on the tables, good music playing and they make an effort to create a casual but classy ambience.

However the food and service is so hit and miss. It can range from the good (the burger and the french toast) to the mediocre (the flattest 3 egg omelette I've ever eaten). The fries are sometimes lovely and crunchy, sometimes soggy. On my past visit, I had a mixture of both good and bad fries on my plate!

Service is variable too - sometimes we've felt so looked after, with the waitress attending to us promptly and efficiently, making us feel glad to be there. Other times, like this Sunday at noon, we waited over an hour for our food to arrive after ordering, with only the briefest of acknowledgement from the waitress ("it won't be much longer", and then we waited a further 25 minutes). Last fall we ordered our breakfast waffles and some of them came with whipped cream, some didn't. It is listed as part of the meal, we shouldn't have to make special requests for it and then be made to feel like we're ordering off menu.

However, we keep going back every so often in the hope we get one of the 'good' days. It is a nice place to take guests from out of town, just because it isn't a chain. So we can just hope that they get a bit more reliable in their food and service. I have scored them '3' because sometimes it is a 2 and sometimes a 4. This is a hard place to read . . .

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BBQues1043 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Nothing I couldn't have cooked at home myself
Submitted Monday, March 8, 2010 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

Poor, poor, poor. This is a joke of a BBQ joint. I visited BBQues during the Olympics, after wandering through Yaletown and fancying trying somewhere new. What a mistake - even some street meat would have been more satisfying.

The menu is very limited - just 6 mains and a choice of 4 sides. Maybe this was just for the Olympics? I won't be going back to find out though. Each main comes with one side included. I dined with two other adults and we each ordered the pulled chicken sandwich. For a start, what self respecting barbecue place does not serve pulled pork?? The sandwiches arrived - a small bun (each was burnt to varying degrees - one of my party had to send it back to be redone), a few pieces of flavourless chicken and an oddly sweet coleslaw slapped on both sides of the bun presumably to bulk it out to make up for lack of meat. Or possibly it was a sweet BBQ sauce. Whatever it was, it was utterly unauthentic of true barbecue.

As for sides, I ordered the roasted vegetables, one friend ordered the coleslaw and the other had cornbread. Coleslaw was simply more of the same as in the sandwich, the cornbread was small and uninteresting and the roasted veg was so dull, no seasoning and only lightly roasted (I ended up feeding it to my 8 month old daughter which shows how flavourless it must have been).

Drinks were expensive at $7.50 a beer, we didn't have cocktails but they started at $12, ouch!

Not a patch on other BBQ joints in Vancouver - and definitely an embarrassment compared to any BBQ joint in the US. I would never recommend this to anyone. Definitely the worst BBQ place I have eaten at, and I have visited A LOT of them throughout the world. Normally the first sight of a neon pig has me running towards the place, but this time I feel bad having to warn you to stay away.

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Ocean Park Pizza & Steak House8790 204th Street, Langley
Great takeaway pizza
Submitted Monday, March 8, 2010 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

This is my regular takeaway pizza joint - really tasty pizza, generous toppings and interesting flavours. In a world filled with bad chain pizza places, it is refreshing to have a small BC owned chain restaurant (I believe they have a couple of other locations in Surrey) that serves good pizza - no more pan fried greasy poor quality pizza for us.

I have never eaten in the restaurant but they serve Greek and Italian foods. The menu hasn't tempted me to eat these items, and the ambiance isn't enough to entice me not to take my pizza home. But we order from here very regularly and is the best pizza we have found in Langley at an affordable price.

Service is always prompt and friendly, the pizza is great and they give a discount for pick-up. I am so happy Ocean Park Pizza is close by to where I live!

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Planet Java 50's Cafe9178 Glover Rd, Langley
A cafe without cooking appliances??
Submitted Monday, March 8, 2010 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

I stopped by the Planet Java 50s cafe this afternoon, hoping for a great burger and fries. From the street the cafe looks like an authentic 50s joint, but once inside we noticed all the jukeboxes said 'temporarily out of service' (and we suspect have said this for a long time), and the material on the booths and chairs were ripped and generally tired and worn. The place itself is shabby, but not in a shabby chic way. The walls are crammed with memorabilia - OK if it was all relevant but 70s mustang posters don't really fit the bill.

My friend and I both ordered burgers (I had the Elvis cheeseburger, he had the Jerry Lee double bacon cheeseburger) and we were disappointed that the only choice of sides were tortilla chips, salad or potato salad. Unusual not to serve fries, so we ordered the potato salad.

Our food came very quickly which was the first clue that something was up . . . a freshly grilled burger couldn't be cooked that fast. They tasted OK, nothing special but not bad, but we began chatting about how we felt they had been precooked and just reheated when ordered. Then we heard a microwave ping and joked that they were microwaved. Then the penny dropped as we poked our head into the kitchen area - there were no cooking appliances in the kitchen! Just a couple microwaves and a kettle from the looks of it. No wonder there was no hot food, aside from burgers and a few daily specials, or fries etc on the menu!

To be fair, the potato salad was very tasty, although was served in balls using an ice cream scoop which made us feel like we were at a buffet or canteen.

So we left feeling rather short changed about our experience. It wasn't cheap (not expensive, but not worth the price) especially as you could walk a few steps down the street and have a freshly prepared burger at Beatniks with hot fresh fries. All in all, very odd, and I remain deeply suspicious of a cafe without a stove or grill!

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