I don't like this place - and I have reason not to
Submitted Monday, March 22, 2010 - 5:16pm [Dine in]
I don't like writing negative reviews.
But I have been to this place about 5-6 times (every time because other people have dragged me there)
And every single time, the food is not good - kind of bland and not very Indian tasting - (It is edible and you won't get sick) but the butter chicken sauce is really sweet and their Briyani is mountain of bland rice with a potato burried underneath it. Over all, it just isn't good food. Somethings aren't bad but what makes a bad situation worse is that everytime I go I get less than good service.
One time - they were busy mind you - no one even made an attempt to seat anyone waiting at the entry or even say "sorry i will be with you in a few mintues". Instead, the servers went out of their way not to make eye contact. It was shocking.
In Burnaby/Vancouver I prefer Himalayan Peak for Indian food and for African/Indian food I prefer Simbas.
But this place is worth a try I guess - I hope they have gotten better.
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Submitted Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:43pm [Dine in]
I went up to Himalayan Peak with my office for a birthday party at lunch. They have a great buffet and serve real Naan bread in their buffet and not store bought pre-packaged pita/naan.
The curries were rich and tasted authentic (I lived in India for 10 years).
A nice touch to the buffet was the salad bar which I haven't seen before.
It was a bit lively at lunch with the buffet line up snaking around the restaurant. However, it added to the meal even though it meant waiting for a fill up.
Went back at least 8-10 times for dinner.
1) Tandoori Chicken - with rice and raita (indian yogurt)
2) Allo Gobi - with Garlic Naan (Cauliflower and potato dish)
3) Lamb Keema Curry - ground lamb in a curry sauce (ordered fresh naan)
- Authentic fresh food
- Nice Ambiance (modern but indian'ísh)
- Good value.
Ran out of Indian beer when I was there - but had a good selection of domestic and euro beers.
I wish they served Raita with each entree (you have to order it on the side)
Food is worth a try.
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Submitted Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:34pm [Dine in]
20 years ago Red Robins was the first sit down restaurant I went to without my parents and todate I have yet to find a better burger.
The best burger is the Whiskey River Chicken burger although all of them are worth a try.
Whole wheat burger buns are available
They don't charge for dipping sauces (try the buzz sauce it is awesome)
Great beer selection
Meals are great value when you compare to Earls, Cactus Club, Sammy J Peppers.
Unique look - it isn't another one of those "west coast" rock and cedar places trying to be trendy - it simply is what it is.
Since it is a family place you run the chance of having a screaming baby in the restaurant.
Their birthday song is a bit extreme.
Worth a try and definitely my favorite burger.
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Submitted Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:27pm [Dine in]
If you are an SFU student you have visited Anton's at least once - that is how I discovered it.
Best/unique dish: Curried Pasta - it is a bit heavy though so it is a good one to share with someone.
A common complaint by first timers is that you have to wait outside because it gets really busy - this is partly true in that you might have to wait outside if you go during peak dinner rush but that is only because they don't have an indoor reception - the line moves really fast.
Staff is friendly, and the pasta is always fresh and in big portions (as all pasta dishes should be).
Definitely worth a try ( I have been there at least 20 times and have never had a bad meal).
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Submitted Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:21pm [Dine in]
Pizza is Pizza - or so I thought - the pizza here was some of the best I had.
I ordered a supreme vegie and, wow, it as fresh and the crust crispy and just right. The staff was friendly and even knocked a few dollars off the bill because they felt I was waiting too long for my pick up order. Great little pizza shack for pick up.
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Submitted Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:18pm [Dine in]
Good food but not worth the price.
I've been here about four times (everytime as a client on someone else's bill). And I have to say that the food is good, not great, not excellent but very good - but everytime I look at the prices I shake my head that people will actually pay for it - It just don't think it is good enough for those prices.
The ambiance is a big hit, and over all you will have a good meal and a nice night out - but the bill will make you wish you went to the Keg.
Worth a try - but I won't be going on my own dime.
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