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LangleyLadyLangley, BCSince November 7, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)

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Wired Monk Coffee Bistro2755 192nd Street, Unit 100, Surrey
A disappointing morning pit stop
Submitted Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 9:30am [Dine in]

I thought I would try the Wired Monk after it was recommended by a friend. This location opened very recently and so the inside is very nice and clean. I didn't eat in but there were booths, a sofa, and a handful of matching upholdstered chairs which all looked very comfortable, as well as a few small bistro tables. There were also a few bistro tables outside on the sidewalk.

I ordered a chai tea latté and a blueberry muffin, both of which were very disappointing, especially after the good things I had heard about the Wired Monk. I'll start with the tea. I'm not exaggerating at all when I say there was an inch of foam on top of my small ("tall") beverage. My cup felt very light to me so this did not come as a huge surprise. What did come as a surprise, was the unpleasant taste of the chai. (And yes I am very familiar with chai and how it should taste.) I assume they make it from a mix so I'm not sure how it came out tasting like burnt cardamom and very little else.

The blueberry muffin did taste very fresh, however there were barely any blueberries and the consistency resembled the jumbo muffins sold in flats at the grocery store, rather than bakery quality I expected. Were the prices extremely reasonable I would understand but they were similar to other premium coffee chains without delivering a premium product.

The service was also mediocre at best, as I took a minute or two to order, and instead of asking if I was finding everything I was looking for or something similar, the barista only kept asking if I was ready to order yet - and there was not a single other customer there waiting.

All in all, I would not go back to a Wired Monk, and with all the other places out there a person can get a coffee and a muffin I really don't know why anyone else would either.

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Maru Japanese Restaurant20631 Fraser Highway, #105, Langley
Very decent sushi spot in Langley
Submitted Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

We ordered: salmon and tuna sashimi, ebi sunomono, chicken terryaki, assorted tempura, california roll, and dynamite roll.

The sashimi was very good, it was very tastey and fresh and served at a nice cool (but not cold) temperature. I love the sunomono salad (but then I always do), although I will say if it's called 'ebi' it should have more than one prawn in it, and it was a VERY small portion (like 3 bites). Although it was only $3.50. The chicken terryaki was good but it was dark meat, which doesn't bother me but I know a lot of people prefer white meat. Tempura was fabulous, and the rolls.. While the dynamite roll was very good and fresh tasting, the california roll did taste like it had been made a bit earlier, and the filling was 95% crab, there was very little cucumber or avacado. Some people prefer that, it is not my favorite. So I would say everything was delicious but the california roll was very average, in my opinion.

The service was prompt, although she did not bring us the bill, I think she just didn't want us to feel rushed. She was friendly enough.

It was about $17 per person for dinner with tax and tip, for more food than a reasonable person will eat.

I love the interior of this restaurant because there is a lot of privacy, pretty much anywhere you are seated.

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Seh-Mi Japanese Restaurant20299 56 Avenue, Langley
Very good sushi, great value
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

This sushi place is very very good. I would say it's in the top 5 sushi restaurants I have been to out of about 20 in the GVRD, and it's a fraction of the price of any of the other great sushi spots. A lunch combo with sashimi is like $8, that's hard to beat for fresh fish! The dinner menu would be more like $15 but honestly it's so much food, I usually get an extra soup and salad and we share the dinner box. If you eat their often they'll usually give you freebies to try new things once they recognize you.

It doesn't look like much from the outside and it's pretty tight inside but very clean and warm.

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My Thai20542 Fraser Highway, #107, Langley
Best bet for authentic Thai in the valley!
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant about a dozen times, and this is what I have to say about it:

The food has always been very good or excellent depending on who is cooking. I have been to Thailand and the food at My Thai is very authentic, among the best I have had in North America.

The service has always been excellent. I take the time to make conversation with the server, whether it be the husband or the wife who own the restaurant, and they will often talk to me for a few minutes about dining customs or agriculture in Thailand that are reflected in the cuisine. Wonderful!

Value: I never feel any buyer's remorse or hunger pangs when I get the bill. They recently increased their menu prices slightly (for the first time in over 15 years), and even with the higher prices, I was there just last week and myself and two other adults ate way too much for $15 each all in - and we didn't finish it. For authentic Thai food full of flavorful saffron and lemon grass and other wonderful exotic flavors, I think this is a fair price.

The ambience is good. I wouldn't rave about it, but it's not in the least disappointing or off putting.

Could improve: The restaurant itself is quite large and I think it would feel more warm and inviting if there were some room dividers or drapes to break up the space. The menu could also use an update. The names of the dishes are all in Thai, which is nice in its own way, but I personally would prefer to see it with Canadianized dish names and descriptions that focus on what differs between dishes rather than simply listing everything that is in it.

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