Separate Soup charge is dumb
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:08am [Dine in]
It was a very busy place, so looks like they are doing well. The service was good in that they checked on us often despite the busyness. But paying them took forever as they didn't split up the bills forever. And the soup base or whatever costing extra was just dumb. Include it in the price so it is not a surprise, or can someone come and order all you can eat but not order soup base? What if I bring my own from home and cook the food with it, does that mean they won't charge me that? Doubt it, so don't list it as a separate charge!
Cazba132 W 16th St, North Vancouver Good Iranian Food
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 1:02am [Dine in]
Been here once or twice so far. Good ambiance and location on Lonsdale, seems like a nice place to take a group of people outside or inside. Food was tender and juicy. Reasonable prices, good to order a few dishes and share between people. Seems to be popular with both Iranians and others. Service was standard, nothing standing out there.
Good sushi for edmonton
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:47pm [Dine in]
Edmonton is a poor city to eat sushi at. However, Zen Sushi does a very good job by Edmonton standards. The price (particularly for lunch) cannot be beat and the ambiance is very good. Service is average for a buffet location, which means slow and not that friendly, but don't go to a buffet expecting good service. This is our new go-to place for sushi.
Dining in a Desert
Submitted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:01am [Dine in]
Had dinner with a friend here and ordered the "Spicy Salmon Sashimi" (~8.95) and some rolls. Total bill was under $20 before taxes and tip. Asked for the Spicy Salmon sauce on the side, which was a good move. Excellent food value for you money, we could not finish our meal, the sashimi dish in particular had a *ton* of sashimi pieces.
The evening was only marred by the poor service. There were too few servers that were overworked. We got our food ok but could not seem to get a simple glass of water. We requested water when we sat down, when we ordered, when we got our food and when we flagged 2 other waitresses to try and get it. I thought about going to go and fill the water glasses myself, but finally got it 20 minutes in our meal... I mostly blame the establishment itself for overworking the waitresses.
Still, good food and prices made it worth it and next time we will go at lunch and hope for a smaller crowd. Most places $8.95 gets you a few sashimi places, here you get a veritable mountain of sashimi - a great deal for the north shore.
Decent Bento Box, except for the California Rolls...
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 2:35pm [Dine in]
I have ordered from this place quite a few times, when needing quick take-out. They have good prices for Lynn Valley and are a convenient take-out place. Last time we dined in, however, the california rolls were awful. The worst I ever had, we didn't even bother to finish them. The rest of the bento was fine, but I had to comment on the rolls.
You don't come here for quality sushi, you come for cheap take-out to fill you up - as long as you are at peace with that, you will do fine.
Lunch Special Only
Submitted Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:20am [Dine in]
Went to this place for lunch the other day. The lunch specials were tasty and well priced. The restaurant was was *very* busy. Arrived at 12 and just beat the lunch crowd, while we were eating a huge line formed outside, so get there early!
I ordered takeout from there another time and it was not worth the price. Lunch specials are good, but otherwise overpriced.
Decent for Lynn Valley Sushi
Submitted Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:15am [Dine in]
Went her with the Groupon deal. Nice little place, not much for ambiance but it is clean and OK. Got some good sushi and deals with the groupon, but I am not sure it is worth the price otherwise. Worth it for those living nearby (dine-in or takeout) but not worth travelling far to come to this place.
Stephos' Return to Form: Great once again!
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 9:56pm [Dine in]
Stephos used to be one of our favourite places to go for lunch or take-out, but it went though a rough period for a few years. I tried it again recently a few times and I am very happy with it.
First of all, go for lunch rather than dinner if you can. There is a lot more room at lunch and service is faster - unless you like waiting in lines for dinner (and for the upcoming summer, dinner means any time after 3pm on weekends). Second, you will probably be taking home leftovers. If you are taking the bus home or have a long commute coming, you may want to ask for a second bag or bring your own bag. If the brown bag they have gets shaken around, the grease tends to leak, weakening the bag.... I have had take-out many times and have had this experience with their bags a few times...
Their chicken souvlaki is probably the best out of the meats. The roast lamb is hit and miss - plentiful but obviously not as good as a more expensive restaurant . Kalamari is still a solid, plate filled dish. There are a lot of other great options on the menu and pretty much everything comes in large portions.
Stephos remains a good place for cheap and filling Greek food. The prices have not gone up in the past decade!
Good Bento Box Lunch, Impressed
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2012 - 12:36am [Dine in]
Went for lunch here with a friend. We were looking for another sushi place but we noticed this place and gave it a try for lunch. They had some good bento box options and some nice pricing, at least for lunch. The menu had a lot of other options but we both settled for bento box (E)
Good service and decent ambiance there. The lunch was served pretty quickly and was your standard bento box fair. We had a solid lunch and would go there again, particularly with a larger group (there is a lot of room).
By the way, I was immediately impressed with the size of the glasses they use for serving water. Most restaurants, particularly asian ones (where the norm is drinking hot water or tea) use the smallest, wimpiest glasses when you ask for cold water. Here they gave some super size-glasses that lasted through the mail - a small thing I now... but it helps not having to wait for a refill in the middle of a spicy meal.
Cheap, Busy Thai Restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:18pm [Dine in]
Decent restaurant at Davie. The 9.95 combo is not really worth it - the salad is just a few pieces of lettuce. The appetizers were not that great either and overpriced.
However, the main curry/noodle/entree dishes are OK. The serving ratio of eggplant to meat in my curry was almost comical, but it was a good meal. I would rate the restaurant higher, but there are so many good alternatives close by on Davie street that I would not come here again. If you want Thai food and can get a table (it is busy and has limited seating space, not even sure if it has a washroom) then for all means stop by.
Weird but popular
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 9:02pm [Dine in]
The ambiance is decent and the drums and "restaurant culture" here earned it a high mark in that area.
However, the food is unlike most Japanese restaurants you've been to, so keep that in mind (it is kinda fusion style). Kinda overpriced and underwhelming, to be honest. Not for conservative/traditional eaters
Good Indian Buffet
Submitted Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 1:57am [Dine in]
We (a group of U of A students) tried this place out recently for lunch. They have a good buffet selection with a lot of vegetarian options. Service was good and water was refilled at an alarming rate. The bread coming with the buffet was pretty good and came in several possible flavours. Overall we were happy with Daawat and will be returning in the future.
Submitted Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 1:01am [Dine in]
Checked out this place with the Indulge Living Coupon. It exceeded my expectations, good food and nice set up despite the limited interior space. Tried the Philadelphia roll and the Rainbow Roll, both were good. A little expensive without the coupon but still worth trying! Good udon as well. Only disappointing part was the miso soup.
Disappointed in their Dim Sum
Submitted Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 6:00pm [Dine in]
We went here for the weekend Dim sum. Most dishes were overpriced and did not taste that good. bart_weisser was right about the pushing dim sum, they tried to force some cold dim sum on us. Couldn't even eat it. Never going here again, and I recommend that you avoid it as well.
Badly, Badly overpriced, except for Peking Duck
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 3:02pm [Dine in]
We went here for the Peking duck special, when it's on (call before hand to check), you can get the skin course for $9.99 which is a great deal for 2 people. We tried the second course as well (9.99) and went with the soup, that wasn't that great. But the skin was good.
However the problem is that to get that special, you have to order 2 other dishes and appetizers don't count. Most of the food here is quite expensive and our bill ended up around the usual cost that is is to eat Peking duck. Now that would be ok except that the other dishes were really bad. I can cook better Chinese food and I'm not a good cook or Chinese. Avoid this place, you might as well spend the same amount just on Peking duck, and get more duck and quality cooking. Unless you are going with a group who is willing to order other mediocre dishes, and you just go for the duck.
The ambiance was better than expected, but the service not that great.
Decent Chinese Place
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 12:56am [Dine in]
This place is packed on weekends, make sure to get there early. It's cash only, which is annoying, but there is a huge menu selection here. Dishes over $10 have very large portions, so they are still worth it. I always have to take food home. Right by the 99 stop, which makes it convenient to commute to.
Omio5743 Dalhousie Street, Vancouver Solid UBC Dining
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 12:52am [Dine in]
This is a decent place for buying take out food when on campus. They have a full Japanese menu + sushi/sashimi options. Some nice bento boxes and the rice bows (beef, chicken) are good value. Service is relatively fast and the place is quite popular. Not much room to eat in, but there are tvs for watching sports.
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 12:46am [Dine in]
Came here for 1 thing: Peking Duck. If you ask, they can make a soup that comes with the meal out of the bones, costs more but is worth it. Peking duck comes in 2 servings: the skin + white chip things (look like styrofoam), & the meat itself wrapped in lettuce. Very tasty.
For two people it turned out to be $40, but there were leftovers to take home. If it was 3 or 4 people with moderate appetites, then this would be a really good spot to go for authentic Peking Duck.
Good prices, close to campus
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 7:10pm [Dine in]
This little strip of Sasamat is quickly becoming our regular eating area. I noticed their deal's the last time I walked by the restaurant and decided to try it out. They have some good roll and bento box deals and decent service. Even had a mini sushi bar. Just stay away from the deal with the yam sushi, yam was not a bright idea for sushi dining, and it tasted particularly dull here.
Good cheap food, bad service
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 7:03pm [Dine in]
The service here isn't friendly. But the food is good, particularly the soup deals. Even the smallest size is enough to fill you on most days!
Good for a student, the ambiance is just weird, I've never seen so many old television sets in one place before.
Did I say the service isn't friendly? But I don't particularly care about friendliness when I'm looking for a cheap meal.