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robatseaMaple RidgeSince August 20, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Kingfishers Waterfont Bar & Grill23840 River Road, Maple Ridge
Mother's Day brunch was not well organized
Submitted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 4:12am [Dine in]

My family attended the Mother's Day Brunch at Kingfisher's, which had seatings at 11 am and 1 pm. I had been here twice previously; they have a very nicely designed facility and the deck is great for sunny-day enjoyment. Menu is pricey, but food has been good. However the brunch on this particular day was not well organized. It took over 40 minutes to shuffle through the line-up for food. I'm guessing the bottle neck was caused by the time it takes to make crepes or omelettes towards the end, but perhaps these could have been moved elsewhere to make for an easier traffic flow. By time we got to where the seafood was it had been thoroughly picked over. Food was okay (soups were really good), the rest nothing fantastic. Their website advertises an $18 brunch fee which is high enough, but for Mother's Day it was $20. I'm not sure what extra food may have been presented, but at $20 it was WAY over priced - especially when you consider the lousy wait in line you have to endure just to get one go at the buffet line. People were trying to juggle as much as they could on one plate so as not to suffer that twice, especially when you only had a two-hour dining window.

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Haney Deli & Bistro22299 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge
a gem that more people should know about
Submitted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 4:02am [Dine in]

A full-service deli with an array of international grocery items, UK sweets, and various breakfast and lunch options you can enjoy right there. Soups are excellent, sandwiches filling, and a two-egg omelette stuffed with the works, toast and a bit of fruit is just $5.50. Service has always been excellent. Sadly the proprietors have sold after many years of dedicated service, but evidently new owners will be taking over in June. Hopefully they will be able to maintain the top-notch standard of service that the Haney Deli & Bistro has been operated with.

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New management
Baron's Manor Pub, The9568 192 Street, Langley
Enjoyable late lunch on the weekend
Submitted Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 3:56am [Dine in]

A friend and I stopped by on the weekend for a late lunch. I found the overall design and layout of the Baron's Manor to be quite attractive, and there is ample parking. Our waitress was friendly, attentive, and did a generally excellent job. Both food and beverages arrived promptly. My one quibble would be that after reviewing the menu I'd say their prices are definitely on the high scale, especially considering it is a pub. Most items seem to start in the $10 to $12 range and go up from there. However, the portions of our meals were ample and I found the food to be very tasty and attractively presented. The prices are a stinger but the service, food, and general atmosphere make a return trip an easy consideration.

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Gulberg Tandoor & Donair7181 126 Street, #119, Surrey
excellent value
Submitted Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

While visiting Surrey I was prompted to visit Gulberg Tandoor & Donair after reading reviews on this website. I was not disappointed. The interior is cafeteria in nature, though there is seating upstairs reserved for parties and that area may have more elaborate decor. Everything on the menu is very reasonably priced, and portions are enormous. I visited three times in two weeks for take-out service, and each meal allowed plenty for two dinners. An order of naan was the size of a pizza! Of the food I tried I found the Chana Curry - ordered with rice - to be one of the best I've had - delicious in texture and just the right amount of spice.

They have a variety of items on the menu board, including several variations of Donair (I saw one being prepared, and it looked huge!), some burgers and other Greek items but the main attraction are the South Asian dishes - Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Karachi Chicken, Malai Tikka, the curries and so on. It all looked fabulous and I frankly wish I had more time to visit and sample other menu items. Evidently they have a weekend breakfast buffet of Pakistani dishes for $7.50, and I'm sorry that I missed out on that too. There was a steady stream of customers, and the kitchen / counter staff were being kept plenty busy. The next time I'm in the area I'll definitely be stopping by again.

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Prairie Cafe15280 Fraser Highway, Surrey
a Fraser Highway diner gem
Submitted Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 10:15pm [Dine in]

The Prairie Cafe has been around since 1949 and was recently taken over by new owners. The menu mixes both traditional diner fare / comfort food (all-day breakfasts, soups, burgers, wraps) with noodle and Chinese dishes, and most everything seems to be very reasonably priced between $5 and $7. Seating is a mix of tables and booths; everything is spotlessly clean and ambiance is bright. On the morning I visited I had a Denver Omelette ($5.99), which came with two pieces of toast and your choice of shredded hash browns or pan fries. Coffee, with free refills, was $1.50. Everything was good, attractively presented on nice tableware, and given the classic concept of vintage diners as "greasy spoons" I can honestly say the food was not at all greasy. The kitchen was kept busy by a steady stream of patrons. Service was excellent - both prompt and friendly.
The new owners even introduced themselves, and very friendly people. They explained that they were long-time customers of the Prairie Cafe themselves, and working on updating the interior decor. The Cafe would seem to have a good rapport with its patrons, as regulars on a first-name basis with the staff were among those visiting the same morning as myself. I enjoyed my visit and will return, and for any fans of classic cafes / diners this 60 year old gem is definitely worth seeking out. Parking is out back, and payment is by cash or debit at this time.

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