Submitted Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 5:56pm [Dine in]
Bigger is NOT always better. Although the new location is newer and bigger, everything ie. the food and the service has gone DOWNHILL except the price!!! The food quality has deteriorated, the taste is sub-standard(compared to the old Kedah House) and the portions are also smaller. They also have an over-priced buffet selection where the variety is not only limited but also stale. But all that could be overlooked. What is most appalling is the service, or the lack of. The service is EXTREMELY slow and the staff are inefficient, quite clueless and also rather rude.
Sadly, the appeal of Kedah House is no longer there. The old Kedah House on Fraser and 41st was most charming because of the very reasonable prices, authentic taste and friendly service(although they can also be quite slow at that time). All these were reasons why people chose to go to Kedah House instead of the many other Malaysian restaurants in the Lower Mainland.
There is absolutely no more reason to go back to this new establishment unless you crave for over-priced, lousy food and non-existent customer service, and if you don't mind waiting one hour for your food.
Missing the old Kedah House.........
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Submitted Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 5:20pm [Dine in]
Kintaro is definitely one of the best ramen places in the Lower Mainland! The handmade ramen is "al-dente" and the broth is rich and tasty(albeit slighty too salty for my liking). The menu is limited but it is sufficient. The ramen can be as healthy or unhealthy as you want it you be, ie. for your ramen creation, you can choose to have the lean or fatty pork, the light(ie. non-oily), medium or strong(ie. oily) soup. It's a hole-in-the-wall, but I find the open kitchen concept very inviting. Once you walk in, the wisp of thick broth brewing in the GINORMOUS stewing pots hits you and you suddenly feel like you have not eaten in 10days!! The price is reasonable and the quantity is generous. Service is quick and atypical of a traditional ramen place in Japan. Would recommend.
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