Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 10:36pm [Dine in]
The first time we went there, we got 2 pieces of their Ocean garden roll on the house when waiting for the food. They became out all time favorite. They crunchy roll was also very nice, a bit messy too eat but good solid in flavor. I haven't tried their Sashimi but I noticed the chef's presentation was very beautiful, one Sashimi my next table ordered was like Peonies on the plate.
We also tried their Teriyaki chicken Udon Noodle soup. It came with big piece of meat. But cuz we were too full to taste it's true flavor, it didn't stand out like other dishes.
For the quality and portion of food, their rice is very good.
the place is clean the staff is attentive.
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Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 10:21pm [Dine in]
After reading the review of this place, we decided to give it a try. It was a weekday night, the restaurant is not busy.
We ordered Dinner Box A(Tuna, Slamon prawn Sashimi, Agadashi Tofu and Yaki Soba.
The combo came with miso soup, a little piece of grilled Salmon as appetizer, and fruit as dessert. The protion was good, Sashimi was fresh and good size . I don't think I can finish the whole box by myself.
The yakisoba was served on a hotplate.They used dark noodles (maybe buckwheat?), which was very tasty. Probably the best Yakisoba I've ever had!
Other than the Agadashi Tofu was a bit dry( it was served on a plate instead of a bowl with lots of sauce like other places), we thoroughly enjoyed the meal and left with leftovers for lunch.
I think the price is reasonable. Beteen the two of us, the bill came to under $30 (Not incl. tips).
The staff was very friendly. The place was clean.
We'll definitely go back.
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Submitted Wednesday, May 28, 2008 - 4:56pm [Dine in]
I love this place.
My husband and I have been there regularly for couple of years. We always have good food and pleasant service. This place is small, often people have to wait for tables on the weekend. But weekdays are not so busy. We went there this Wed morning around 11am, we noticed there were couple of tables outside. Despite of the noise fr the road construction at that intersection, the tables were gone before we could get it. We ordered corn beef harsh and veggie harsh, plus self sever style coffee, the bill came to just under $20. You pay upfront like you do at a coffe shop.
Our meals came with multigrain toast(there is sourdough toast too), harsh, 2 poached eggs, veggie for me and corn beef for him. Very generous servings. I couldn't finish my plate even I was hungry when I got there.
I noticed there were people doing take out.
I've had their pancakes too, and enjoyed them. They also have sandwiches and soup. But so far, we only tried their breakfast. Every things we ordered was delicious.
What a little gem.
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Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 4:19pm [Dine in]
We used to go there a lot. Since their reopen, I notice the portion has gone smaller and I had a suspicion of change of ownership. It’s just not as good as it used to be.
Before, I would have no room for the tasty broth after eating the noodles, now, I can finish the noodles and drink all the broth. It’s not good value for the same price any more. And, what happened to the veggie noodles? I was having problem finding it on the menu. The veggie& chicken is the closest I can get some veggies, and the cubed chicken had no taste at all. I couldn’t eat it and had to pick it out. The broth is still good, but the portion is so inconsistent and the topping got stingy. My hubby ordered BBQ pork ramen and there was only half small baby bok choy besides the pork. What a shock to see how sparse the topping is now.
We are thinking about trying other noodle places on Robson.
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Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 3:02pm [Dine in]
My colleague picked this place for another colleague’s BD party. Her friends played there that Saturday night. The music was great, very loud though. By the end of the night, our throats were soar cuz we had to shout to each other in that loud music. There was 6 ppl celebrated their BD there that night, so our request for the band to sing the happy BD song was well received.
When I got there, my colleagues had been there for a hour and had already finished eating. The place was packed. PPl had to share tbls.
I ordered club house sandwich and cider, got my drink right away, but the food took quite while (30mins?)to show up on my tbl. The fries were hot and the sandwich was tasty. Portion was good for $10.
The young gal served us was very attentive. Even it’s was very busy and crowded, she constantly coming back to check (we were tucked in the corner) if everything was ok. The BD cake we took with us (the gal stored it in their frige) was brought to our tbl soon after I finished my meal. I was quite impressed with her service.
Overall, it was a positive experience. But it’s not a place to have conversation when the band is playing.
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