Submitted Monday, April 28, 2008 - 12:36am [Dine in]
Went there with family at least 6 years ago for breakfast and yes my waffle was huge but I could use it as a shield coz we had a hard time cutting it with a knife... The server wasn't very friendly either even when there were less than 10 customers); she talked like she's doing us a huge favor or something by allowing us to eat in their beautifully decorated restaurant ()... so that's the first and last time I went there as a customer.
Don't know how it happened but somehow mom started working there... I always listen to my mom (fine, not ALWAYS, but close enough~) and so when she told me not to eat there, I won't... It's actually not that bad... mom simply noticed that the food wansn't properly washed and the kitchen isn't very clean...
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Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 1:08pm [Dine in]
Sushi Garden does have more choices but I rather go to Sushi California (prices are pretty much identical)
Sushi California has the best Japanese Salad dressing and I love their seafood salad... sushi garden's seafood salad just can't compare... Rolls are pretty good and sashimi is fine. Used to like their scallop sushi a lot but for some reasons it's not as good... udon and other stuff are ok... tempura is great however.
I feel bad for saying this but I find it hard to communicate with some of their waitresses as we have problem understanding each other's English (maybe I am the one with poor English... who knows) There's one particular lady who's good at slacking and bossing other girls... I used to work in a restaurant and can totally see what she's been doing... so lame... you can tell the staff isn't well-trained (you have to ask them multiple times to have your tea refilled, and it's smart for them to leave tissues and chopsticks on the table... save them some work) but at least they are friendly (unlike those in Sushi Garden who act like they own you...)
I don't like their ikea chairs and when a tiny restaurant without efficient service gets busy, just do take out.
The quality of their food is decent and comparing to other places in the lower mainland and with that $$, I just keep going back! (I even told my boss about it and bought the large party tray for a thank-you gathering at my work place. People were happy with the food and my boss actually took his wife there.)
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Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 12:02pm [Dine in]
Went there the first time couple years ago and even though the service wasn't that great, at least the food was pretty good that I wanted to go back again. Been there couple more times and it has been going down hill. Just went there again Friday night and it's gonna be my last visit. The food was gross: the piece of "toro" looked so dead (and it's raw fish... u want me to eat that? i don't think so!), got a piece of bone in salmon sashimi which I didn't expect, (coz it's not a big piece of sashimi so I just put the whole piece in my mouth and start chewing and swallowing... all of the sudden felt a piece of bone sticking into the back of my throat... almost made me throw up...) couldn't tell what's in that "special shrimp roll", got absolutely no prawn in "prawn tempura roll" (only got the tempura batter, no prawn inside.) salad sauce taste horrible, beef for BBQ looked like it's been soaked in that liquid for a long time. Speaking of beef, the teriyaki and black pepper steak was chewy and tasteless - it's just a piece of boiled (in water) of beef with some sticky "teriyaki" or "black pepper sauce" on it. The bean tasted rotten, and the Jap Chae (Korean noodles) was either undercooked or was left in the fridge for too long that it became tough.
I just don't get it. This place is so busy!! There's no one single time that I didn't have to wait for a table. How can the food be not fresh?! If the food is good, I could neglect the host bad attitude (never seen his smile and the "toneless" way he speaks makes him sound impatient) especially when the place was busy. It's kinda sad coz as I said, I did like the food and I had a great time first time visiting, that's why I wanted to go back. Maybe they got another chef... I don't know... Anyways, I really see no point of going back again; rather spend my $50 (AYCE at night for 2) on pizza or Hortons or MacD or Tiffany or LV (okay I do know that I need more than that $50 if I wanna buy something from the two stores... ) than putting junk in my mouth. By the way, their "shabu shabu" menu sucks; just go to T&T or H-mart and buy their pre-pack if you want hotpot really bad.
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