Great Food, Poor Value & Service - Won't Repeat
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2013 - 5:43pm [Dine in]
Took my family out to celebrate my daughter's 13th birthday. No real teppanyaki show, chef didn't really seem interested in doing anything apart from cooking -- didn't even take the hint that it was my daughter's birthday. We'd also told the waiting staff beforehand and turned up with a cake but it still got missed. Meanwhile, the table behind sang 'Happy Birthday' to one of their guests!
The food was very tasty and there was a lot of food but for the money paid it was to be expected. I had the unenviable seat on a corner so with them cramming everybody around the 'pit' I had no space and spent the entire meal banging knees with the 6'4" gentleman sat next to me.
Overall, a very disappointing experience and just not worth the hassle of driving Downtown. I think my daughter would have been happier going out to a local restaurant two or three times -- even wearing the helmet at Montana's was probably better.
Submitted Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 1:25pm [Dine in]
My truck was being worked on and I couldn't be bothered to go elsewhere so I ended up having a lunch at Ding Hao. It was a great lunchtime getaway. I'd been here once before so I knew it was clean and modern inside and that it was pretty popular as it's a little off the beaten path. I asked the waiter for some recommendations and settled for dumplings as a starter and a dry noodle dish as a main course, as I didn't fancy the popular soups. To round things off, I finished with a Matcha Green Tea drink.
The food was very good. It was fresh and cooked perfectly, presented well and for most noodle places it was surprisingly upmarket. They had a few other lunchtime regulars pop in while I was there and I'd say they were doing quite well for a Thursday lunchtime. They were also attracting a lot of non-Asians which is also a good sign as they're catering for typical and atypical customers.
Overall it was a very pleasant lunch and I'd certainly be tempted to come back and try something else on the menu -- always a little daunting to an irregular noodler like myself. I'd trust the staff though and go with their recommendations, they seemed very patient and more than happy to explain things thoroughly.
O-Sushi1410 Parkway Blvd, #C9, Coquitlam Not Sure I Want To Share...
Submitted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 9:08pm [Dine in]
It's almost scary telling people about this place because I actually feel quite selfish. It's a little diamond of a place run by Mr O and his consort of waitresses and sous chefs. The range of food is spectacular and the quality and price is simply stunning.
We eat here at least once per week, mostly take out, as the place is in a desperate need of a makeover. There are two booths and around five tables but the food is excellent, particularly the sashimi.
Take Your Birthday Parties Elsewhere!
Submitted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 9:07pm [Dine in]
Eaten here a few times and always been pleased with the atmosphere, view, food and service. Decided to take my wife out for her birthday, making a party of 11. As we had more than 6 guests we had to pay a 15% service charge.
Took 45 minutes for our appetiser order to be taken. Drinks would take ten minutes to arrive and at one point I thought our waitress had gone home as I'd not seen her for thirty minutes. It seemed that our waitress was more interested in serving her other tables than us, as we were already committed to a 15% charge. Our waitress struggled to manage the ordering process which meant I couldn't relax for the whole meal as somebody needed to co-ordinate the process.
Wholly unsatisfactory experience and wished I'd gone elsewhere instead. What a waste of $400.