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sunloversBCSince August 25, 20092 Reviews
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3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
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Moby Dick Restaurant15479 Marine Drive, White Rock
Soggy chips, even soggier fish
Submitted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

We were in White Rock for the afternoon with a family visiting with us from WInnipeg. We'd heard that the Moby Dick is the place to go for fish and chips in White Rock. When we arrived, at noon on a sunny Sunday it seemed that it was definitely the choice of every one on the strip. I've never seen so many "Fish and Chip" restaurants in a couple of short blocks, but they were all pretty much abandoned except for the Moby Dick, which was packed inside and out. Even the picnic tables on the shoreline causeway were all taken by the Moby Dick takeout customers. Their popularity is enormous.

Enormous popularity doesn't ensure good food. We ordered the popular "barrel" of fish and chips for our large group. What a disappointment! The fish was limp, and sodden with grease. The chips were worse, becoming a solid greasy mass as the bottom of the barrel was approached. The bottom of the barrel indeed.

To make matters worse, one of our friends from WInnipeg decided that he's like to have some fresh oysters, since he was on the coast. He ordered the "Eight deep-fried oysters with home-made fries and garden salad" $17.90 !!!!! I was embarrassed to see what he was served. The oysters were barely the size of martini olives, and had been deep fried for far too long. Needless to say, he was disappointed. The price he paid for that horrible dish was outrageous.

Needless to say, we won't be darkening Moby Dick's door again. If you're going to White Rock, and have Fish and Chips on your mind,think about giving one of the other joints a shot. You couldn't do any worse.

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Great food, slightly hefty check
Submitted Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

A restaurant owner who i enjoying the success of a hit restaurant with line-ups out the door and people willing to wait for long periods to experience his cuisine has to be praised for continuing to produce great food. The three people in our party shared the coconut curried vegetables, the lamb popsicles, and the grilled pork. There was no disappointment with respect to any of the three dishes. I thought the pork tenderloin was spectacular, my companions thought the lamb to be exemplary. The coconut curried vegetables were good, but nothing to rave about, and didn't warrant the $24 price tag.

Given the popularity of the restaurant, it's not surprising that the tables are all very close together, but I had to go on a bit of a hike around and through a number of tables to get to "my side" of the table, while my companions went off in another direction to get to theirs. The tight quarters made it difficult for the servers to get to some of the tables: one poor server dropped a dish near our table, while trying to shimmy through a very cramped space on the way to the destination table. Notwithstanding the tight quarters and the buzz of activity, the servers were all very pleasant, and very capable.

My companions and I all agreed that the food was wonderful, but we felt that the portion sizes were a little too small, and the prices charged were a little too high. I must admit that I (the male in our group of three) was still a little hungry when I left the restaurant.

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