Submitted Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 9:31am [Dine in]
Wimpy's on Park Road is basically a really good family diner. It doesn't pretend to be anything else.
Is it fancy, and is the food on the cutting edge of modern cuisine? No. Is it a great place to take the family for breakfast, or for some diner-style favourites? Absolutely.
The service is friendly and engaging, and they are frequently checking to see if you need refills on your drinks or coffee. The decor is a 50's diner feel, with tin signs on the walls and lots of booths for groups to sit in.
Wimpy's hambugers are famous for their taste and size, and their burger platters are a solid foundation for their menu. Their soups are usually quite good, as are their greek and caesar salads. The souvlaki dinner is quite good (ask for extra tzatziki), and my wife enjoys their beef dip sandwich. This is one of the few places where even the beef liver with fried onions is good. The meatloaf is rather bland, unfortunately.
The prices are always reasonable, especially their daily specials, and kids have the option of choosing from their own kid-friendly menu.
This isn't the place to take prospective business clients for an impressive meal, but it's a great destination when everyone's hungry and the family cook needs a break!
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Submitted Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 9:08am [Dine in]
We had Kakemono recommended to us by a family member who is very careful about what they eat, epecially with sushi. We were a little skeptical about a good sushi bar in Oshawa, but decied to try it during lunchtime. We were thrilled with the food and the service, and decided to come back to dinner at a later time. I wish that we had made reservations on that occasion, because others in the area have now discovered this restaurant too!
The dinner menu includes all of the lunch menu items plus some excellent additions. The fancy rolls are simply amazing, such as the Red Dragon Roll, the Ninja Roll, and the Rock & Roll. The spicy Butterfish Hand Roll is very tasty as well, and their tempura is very light and crispy. My wife is very fond of the Yam Tempura and the Beef Teriyaki.The salmon sushi pizza was also lovely.
The sushi chefs work behind a glass bar, so there is no feeling that there are unfortunate surprises being hidden from view. They seem very professional and focused.
The only real fault I could find was that the menu sheet could use a better description of what was inside each of the fancy rolls. The decor is lively but classy, and those who are dining at the same time as ourselves always seem more than happy with their visit as well. The servers are very good as well, frequently nearby without being in your face.
Kakemono is always a good choice for lunch or dinner, and we highly recommend trying it if you haven't yet.
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