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spacetravellerAbbySince May 18, 20097 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Fancy Szechuan Chinese Restaurant33018 1st Avenue, Mission
Not a good place to eat unless desperate, or feeding someone who eats too much.
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 7:14am [Dine in]

Sure, the buffet is okay if you like boxed food and MSG. Hair in the buffet trays and the server accused me of putting it there when I had hair in my wonton soup. It was blond hair and I am a brunette.
I let it slide because they brought out a whole new batch of the soup. I ate a few of the dishes, and my husband ate the dim sum. The black bean beef was fairly good, as was the Kung Pao Chicken, that had a spicy kick to it.

The ambiance was to be desired, especially the fact that the dishes were often dirty.
The washroom doors did not lock, and there was no soap so I could not wash my hands, and I asked them about getting some soap and they pretty much acted like they didn't know what I was talking about.

If they get the bathroom locks fixed I MIGHT go back there again. But I doubt it.

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Matsqui Cafe5980 Riverside St, Abbotsford
Great country diner
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:58am [Dine in]

If you like big country breakfasts and home cooked food, you will like this place.

For $20 two people can eat like kings, and the eggs benny shouldn't be missed.
Don't pass up the Country Breakfast either, it's a full plate and then some!

I have been eating breakfast here on a regular basis and it has never been a disappointment.
Lunch is also well worth it, I usually get the chicken strips with fries, and a side of gravy.

You get full and it stays with you. Good place to eat. Good service, and you can read the newspaper with your coffee.

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Derby Bar and Grill17637 1st Avenue, #115, Surrey
It could get much better.
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6:42am [Dine in]

We used to really enjoy eating here, and the $4 deserts are still great, and the calamari is really good too.
The prime rib specials were awesome, but they don't seem to have those anymore.

The great thing is the horse racing ambiance, getting to either place bets or just watch the races and guess who was going to win over coffee and cheescake. Ahh, the Pimlico Cheesecake. If anything, come to the Derby for that and a coffee to go with it.

And the Santa Anita pizza is always a filling meal. My husband loves it and always keeps some slices for leftovers.

The last time we visited, the caesar salads tasted like they had bleach in them and even when they remade them, the bleach taste was still there. I suspect they didn't actually remake the salads, and just shuffled the lettuce around.

Might give the salad another chance someday.

For now, it's desert, calamari and pizza.

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Tong Fei Chinese Restaurant33324 South Fraser Way, #7, Abbotsford
As the Tong Fei turns....
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 5:55am [Dine in]

We went for lunch at what we thought was a quaint little restaurant, and were treated to a huge argument between the staff.

Over bites of oily chow mein and greasy almond chicken ( was debating keeping the oil to grease my dirtbike's chain..it was that oily) we had to listen to and SEE the chef screaming at the server in what we believe was cantonese.

It went on for so long that we swore subtitles were going to appear amidst the yelling.

Needless to say, we didn't finish our meal, but we got it to go and fed some crows in the park later.

Will not go back.

Ever.

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Beatniks Bistro9194 Glover Road, Langley
Used to be good...
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 5:47am [Dine in]

I went here a few times in 2011 and the food was really good.
The calamari used to be a good sized portion. The caesar salad used to not contain overpowering vinegar.
The Gino's Linguini used to have salmon lox served on top of it as a garnish.

But now? That's all history.

Now, you get a tiny portion of calamari, hardly worth the $10 price tag you're slapped with.

The caesar salad tastes like they EMPTIED a 2 litre bottle of white vinegar into the dressing and about 25 lemons.

Gino's Linguini has fish bones in it -not a pleasent find at all! And it's a small portion, which is really sad.

The waitress - wait, is she a server even? - seemed like she didn't want to be there at all, and was almost angry about serving us.

When the meal was over and I handed her a $100 dollar bill (the cost of the meal was $42.58) she said "so we're good now?" and tried to withold my $50 plus dollars change. Excuse me? Did you think I was going to tip you $50 bucks for nothing!!?

Then she said "oh, you want your change?". I said coldly, "Damn right, I do." grabbed my $50 and beat it the hell out of there.

I will never go back to what I have deemed Beaten. Crappy food. Even crappier service.

McDonald's has better food and service, and many of the employees at McD's are high school aged.

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Temple Restaurant2985 272nd St, Langley
Great food!
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 5:18am [Dine in]

My husband and I go here quite a bit, and though it's not a fancy upscale place, the food is really good.
The wontons in the wonton soup really ARE handmade and to get a really good value, ask for the "large" or "Xtra large" size.

If you want the Canadian food on the menu, the server reccomends the Chinese instead, and to be honest, I would agree with her. No, it's not terrible, just that the highlight of the place is the chinese cuisine.

In paticular, the Almond or Lemon chicken, and the deep fried prawns make you take notice. The batter they are dipped in is likely made with Free Range eggs because it cooks up really nice and tasteful, not the drab oily dishes many other chinese restaurants have. Always crisp, but never hard to bite into.

The Combo for one dishes are a great value, and when you also order jasmine tea with them, makes the meal complete.

The vegetables are always bright, vibrant and steamed fresh. They have the crunch you expect of freshly steamed food. The sauces on the dishes are light and flavorful, not overpowering the dish at all.

We ordered the following:

Beef and Broccoli

Almond Chicken

Deep Fried Prawns

Sweet and Sour Pork

Chicken Chop Suey

Nothing to complain about here whatsoever. It is a favorite of ours, and we will keep eating here.

As stated above, the decor is not fancy, as the location has been here since the late 1970's, early 1980's (it looks to be that age) and the washrooms aren't fancy but they are really clean. Not that you'd want to eat in the bathroom.

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Adrian's at the Airport5385 216 St., Langley
The Chicken Alfredo needs work
Submitted Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 11:52pm [Dine in]

The chicken alfredo needs more flavor in the sauce. Some Asiago cheese would do wonders for it. The chicken was tender though. The service was not that great, as the younger waitress seemed to be trying to flirt with my husband who was VERY uncomfortable with this. Perhaps she thought it was a way to get a tip. The waitress in her late 30's was really nice, and made right the order after the younger waitress screwed it up.

If they improve the alfredo sauce, I will eat here again.

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