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mugwumpSurreySince March 31, 20074 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Tasty Sweets & Restaurant12047 80 Avenue, #103, Surrey
Tasty Sweet is even tastier
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 8:26am [Dine in]

Since re-opening after renovation Tasty Sweet no longer offers the buffet they are known for. At first we were disappointed, but then we noticed the new lunch special that offers many of the same dishes. I ordered it along with a dish of palak paneer, and it was much more satifying than the buffet!

For $8.95 the lunch special includes choice or butter chicken or curried goat (or was that lamb?), rice, naan, tandori chicken, vegtable dish and rice pudding dessert. Everything was delicious with just the right amount of spices and wonderful flavouring, and except for the dessert the serving size will not disappoint. It was also much tastier than the buffet because everything was freshly prepared.

The renovations have really opened up the restaurant and left it much less restricted and awkward to move about. Perhaps this is one reason why they did away with the buffet. It's a fairly small restaurant and space is at a premium.

Service was good and the wait time for our meal was reasonable

Most other menu dishes were very reasonably priced at about $7 or $8 each.

Yes, the buffet was good but I always felt it had drawbacks. Often the popular dishes ran out and you were left waiting for it to be replenished, and the line-up area was too small. And the overall quality of the food at the buffet was far inferior to the freshly made goods.

Still very highly recommended, and we'll be returning!

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Mahek Restaurant9470 120 St., Surrey
Fabulous food
Submitted Sunday, April 8, 2007 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

My family and I decided to check out Mahek after reading the reviews here. We've become fans of East Indian cuisine since moving to Surrey three years ago, so we're on the lookout for the best.

The first thing I noticed when pulling in was a banner the restaurant had hung that read "Voted #1 by the Now!", where the Now is a large circulation local paper. That was a good sign! And I can say that this is the most flavourful food in any Indian restaurant we've tried.

We had the Mahek dinner to sample some of the more popular dishes. It includes butter chicken, lamb, tandori chicken, rice, salad, dressing, chef's choice vegetable dish, a rice pudding dessert and serving of naan. All of it was delicious and wonderfully spiced, and the serving sizes were ample. The butter chicken is to die for. Just thinking about it makes me want to return now!

The owner spoke with us for a few minutes, and he was very friendly and clearly loved his work. He's from the UK and took over the restaurant three years ago. Interestingly, he travelled to India to find and select his chefs for the restaurant.

Service was adequate but as bit on the slow side, particularly after finishing the meal when we had to wait too long for the bill. This could be because it was so busy. Also the waitress didn't understand what we meant by a "dry" red wine, so we asked her for a sample before ordering.

The ambience was pleasant but don't expect to have a quiet dinner. My largest criticism is that it is too noisy. I'd apply some sound damping material to the walls to help correct this.

Overall an excellent restaurant with outstanding fare.

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Fresgo Inn Restaurant & Bakery10102 King George Highway, Surrey
You can't leave hungry
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

I first experienced the Fresgo Inn many years ago when it had a West End location. Experience is an apt word because few other restaurants serve such enormous portions for such a reasonable price. After moving to Surrey a few years ago I was pleased to find it had a location there with the same approach. The quality and flavour varies from dish to dish. The burgers are huge but other than that not outstanding, but if you're a mushroom lover you must try the mushroom burger at least once. Fries are tasty. The spaghetti and meat balls is one of my favourites, though I can only eat half of what they serve!. The snitzel (sp?)is tasty too. The cesar salad has plenty of garlic. Salmon is surprisingly good - flakey and not overcooked. Mixed vegetables tend to be overcooked though, and the battered fish is too greasy for my taste. For lighter fare try the chicken cesar of chefs salad.

People may have mixed opinions of the Fresgo Inn, but it is very popular. That speaks volumes.

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Jim's Hide-A-Way12868 96 Avenue, Surrey
Tasteless greasy spoon
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2007 - 6:07pm [Dine in]

My family and I found a 2 for 1 coupon for this restaurant in our mail box so we decided to try it out. I ordered a steak with vegetables and garlic toast and my wife and son had other dishes; I don't recall what. What I do recall is that the food was uniformly tasteless and unappetizing. The garlic toast was greasy and without flavour. Vegetables were overcooked and limp. The meat was among the worst I've had. Service was OK. Prices were far too high for the poor quality. We'll never return.

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