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Tasty34SurreySince December 31, 2007Try List (1)12 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
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Bombay Se7500 120th Street, #201, Surrey
Skip It
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend bought a Groupon for this place. I know it has been around for a while and has had different owners. My understanding is the first owner did a nice job. Currently it is pretty weak.

We got the brunch buffet. I could nit pick a number of weak points of this restaurant but it isn't worth the time. The food for the most part is below average with a small selection. Only the fish pakoras and naan were really good. The daal was decent. The rest was poor. I didn't enjoy the flavour. If a person had a Groupon and wanted to feed it would do. I wouldn't go back. I would recommend trying any place you have never heard of over this. At least somewhere else you have a chance at good food as you have no chance here.

The Groupon curse continues.

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Blue Elephant Bistro12043 88th Ave, Surrey
Interesting Adventure
Submitted Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

This place describes itself as being inspired by South India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Never been to a restaurant with such a description before. This is in strange area to access. Inside the restaurant there is only a few tables. On a cold night opening the front door pulls all the heat out of the restaurant.

It has a modern colour scheme over beat up walls. Servers a friendly but a bit on the slow side. If you ask for spicy food here you will get it. I would say this is on the upper end for on the hotness scale. It really is a unique flavour experience. Pricing is really fair. The majority of dishes were under $10 for a main. The portions looks small but they are quite filling. If your looking for a food adventure give it a try.

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Siam Thai Cuisine1990 152nd Street, #2, Surrey
Terrible Service, Good Food
Submitted Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

The short version is the food is well seasoned, and you will pay for it. They have a pretty good take out business which tells me that regular customers prefer to take out versus eat in.

The long version:

Had a cold and wanted to have something spicy to help burn it off. We made a special trip to come here and arrived an hour before they opened. Killed some time and came back when the open sign was on. Of course the front door was locked which took a few minutes to get someone to open the door.

Our server who took our order seemed very disinterested in us being the only customer at the time. We ordered an appetizer platter, a ginger pork stir fry and the house special fried rice. He didn't ask about the spiciness so I made a point of saying we wanted it spicy.

Washing my hands before dinner looks like the bathroom floor hasn't been washed in over a week. Made me nervous about the food.

Food came quite quickly and our server disappeared and two waitresses took over. The flavours of the food was quite nice. The appetizers were not very spicy so we were thinking that may be in the other two dishes. Nope. None of it was spicy at all. Perhaps the waiter misunderstood. When I said spicy maybe he heard not spicy as what would you expect in White Rock. On mentioning this to one of the girls she brought out different hot sauces that were quite nice. It would have been better if the dishes would have been cooked that way but it was done.

The restaurant was getting busy with pick up orders and the waitresses didn't seem to be able to prioritize or keep anything organized. We waited a while for them to pack our order and bring the bill. I paid with an Amex which seemed to cause some confusion on there end which they couldn't explain. I was told just a moment while we waited 10 minutes before I went up to the counter. They told me they didn't take Amex, which they could have told me 10 minutes ago. They had run my card and gotten it approved yet they didn't take it? Our original server came back carrying groceries from the store. Surprise surprise the guy who was disinterested in us and screwed up the heat of the order is the manager. He berated the girl in front of me for taking the card because she had be told many times not to. Nothing said to me in the way of apology.

So for screwing up the heat of the order, lack of organization and customer service the restaurant earned the very rare 0 tip. It shouldn't take 15 minutes after stopping eating a messed up meal to get the hell out. The flavours are decent but a bit on the high end price wise. To have to have the 3 dishes was $47.

I'd try another restaurant in the future as I wouldn't want to test a restaurant with so many problems. Too bad though I think the cook is excellent.

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Mahek Restaurant15133 #10 Hwy, Surrey
Meh...Average at best
Submitted Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 10:02am [Dine in]

Seen this place for a while and went in on Friday night. I have eaten at their North Surrey location and would rate it above average. Seating area was small and busy. Looks like there is a back room and a patio that were not opened up. Seated right away. I agree with the previous reviewer almost completely. In my opinion is that the place is trying to be a pub and a restaurant at the same time. It is loud like a pub which doesn't bother me but keep that in mind if your expecting an intimate meal.

The staff are really young and the service is not organized. We didn't have a dedicated waitress. When we were seated we were almost immediately asked if we wanted an appetizer. In order to decide if I want an appetizer I actually need time to read the menu. I probably had the menu open for 15 seconds before being asked this question. When going to a new place I like to read the items and create a shortlist of options and then finalize the meal with my dinner companion to make sure she is happy. We were interrupted while clearly reading the menu on 5 different occasions in a 5 minute period. Kind of interferes with the selection process.

On the menu they don't do their combo plates on Friday and Saturday nights. Kind of weak. Goes back to the pub restaurant comment. We ordered the cilantro chicken, lamb vindaloo, naan, chili paneer and pulav rice. After ordering we were pretty much ignored until the food came. Pretty inconsistent on the service. Over served in the beginning and then nothing afterwards. My partner thought the food preparation was too long but I really wasn't watching. Maybe 20 to 25 minutes.

The food was hot when it came out and the cilantro chicken was sizzling. The flavour was average at best. The cilantro chicken was green like it should be but with no actual flavour to it. This dish was below average. Lamb vindaloo was very nice. This was what I would refer to as restaurant style so be prepared for less meat than you would expect and more gravy for the price. The chili paneer was dissapointing and below average. It tasted like the paneer was just chopped up and put in the dish. It hadn't had time to cook and marinate with the gravy. Rice was average and could have been done better. Naan was good.

Overall I don't think I would go back. Like the previous reviewer if you want excellent service and high quality restaurant style food, Tasty Indian Bistro is the best combination

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Anastasia Seafood & Steak House13486 72nd Ave, Surrey
Skip It and Eat Across the Street
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2012 - 12:28am [Dine in]

Have seen this place for a while and just never went in. Did some work outside and was starving so wanted something with some substance close and quick.

When we entered the place looked fancier than we were dressed for. We actually talked about leaving. We were quickly seated by a young fellow who tried to balance the menus and a pitcher of water at the same time. I order the $19 medallion steak which came with soup/salad and baked potato/rice. I picked the soup with the limited choice of French onion or clam chowder. I don't enjoy seafood so French onion soup linked with the baked potato. I asked for the steak to be medium well and to get the soup right away as I was hungry.

As we were waiting I started noticing the little things. The glasses on our table were not cleaned and the same with the cutlery. Actual pieces of food on two forks and slime on a glass at our table. No paper towel in the women's bathroom and non working dispenser in the men's. I think the restaurant is kept intentionally dark to hide the age of the place.

The soup that was supposed to be quick took close to 20 minutes. Apparently it was in the oven. When it arrived it was a pretty much a gooey mess. The steak took another 20 plus minutes to arrive. It was barely cooked medium. The bacon bits were artificial and the pre-cut green onions were kept in the freezer.

I get that a restaurant is trying to reduce waste. But what is the food cost on 2 green onions? A $19.95 dish and you send out old frozen onions that you can't see well because the place is so dark. The service person was friendly yet slow which followed the trend of the food.

When we got our bill we noticed an extra charge for something. We asked what this was for and our waiter had to check. Apparently according to the billing person, I had requested the French onion soup to be baked in the oven with cheese and that is what the $3.95 was for. Hmm...you offer a soup option of French onion or chowder, there is no discussion of how it comes or that there is an extra charge for this. Pretty poor. Now the entree is basically $24. My girlfriend is starting to get frisky and I just waive it away. You can tell from the billing person's attitude that she doesn't care and this is just going to turn into an argument.

We pay the bill and leave the very rare $0 tip. If we have to pay for soup because the waiter didn't give us an option...bye bye tip. If you hold yourself out as a restaurant that serves $20 entrees you need to deliver. Don't provide substandard cleanliness, substandard ingredients, slow service and learn how to cook a steak.. I think you could get a better pub steak up the street that would cost you less.

I don't like to complain when I eat. I share my experience and just don't go back . If you want to have a better meal for about the same go across the street to the Old Surrey House. I could see there set special sign from my seat and for a few more dollars I would have been happier and had dessert.

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Habanero Grill20757 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Skip it unless you prefer quantity over flavour
Submitted Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 11:56am [Dine in]

Saw the little hole in the wall in Maple Ridge and thought we would give it a try. It is garage style which I don't mind but did not enjoy the cold. You can see the air space under the door and on a cold spring day, it is cool in the restaurant. Service was friendly. Ordered a cilantro burrito and my girlfriend ordered some Mexican rice bowl thing. Took longer than expected to get the food with only 2 other tables. When the food came, the portion size was quite large. If you look on their website the prices are not correct as the burrito was in the $12 range versus $9.75. I'm not going to complain about the price, the portion size was large, but I do expect a decent flavour.

This was the big let down. The food has very little seasoning and very little consideration for ingredient position. If I am paying someone to make food for me, I want them to add seasoning to make it interesting. The burrito had very little cilantro in it which is interesting for a cilantro burrito. I asked for the habanero hot which was also disappointing. The only flavouring which helped save the burrito was the hot sauce bar. I put hot sauce on every bite to try to add some flavour and heat to make the meal somewhat interesting. The burrito was mostly refried beans with very little beef. The way the burrito was made put most of the meat at one end. This means when you are eating the food you don't get a mixture of ingredients. Basically I had a bean dip wrap with what basically tasted liked canned refried beans. My girlfriend's rice dish was pretty much the same. It was too large for her but had the same lack of seasoning and a lack of meat for the price.

I would not go back to this restaurant. I love authentic Mexican food for the freshness and the flavours. This didn't come close. I could get more seasoning and enjoy the flavours more at Taco Time. If you prefer volume of food over taste this may work for you. If you prefer taste over volume, skip this one.

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Lolita's South of the Border Cantina1326 Davie Street, Vancouver
Good from far...far from good
Submitted Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 2:39am [Dine in]

Went here for brunch on a Saturday. Never had a Mexican brunch before. Similar to other reviews no acknowledgement when entering. Sat ourselves. Menu looked interesting.

Menu said fresh orange juice. Watched the waitress open a tetra pack of super store, no-name orange juice from concentrate. My girlfriend questioned if it was fresh and not from concentrate, the server then tried to explain that it was from concentrate but it was still fresh.

This basically set the tone for the rest of the meal. I seriously doubt the menu's claims about organic ingredients and free range products. One of the cooks was going to the store to pickup some black berries. He questioned if they should be fresh or frozen. The response was frozen as they are cheaper.

Ordered huevos rancheros . Guacamole was fresh and nice. Egg was supposed to be free range but from the light colored yolk and the other experience, I doubt it. There was a huevos benedictos that was supposed to be served on jalapeno corn bread and chipotle hollandaise. Eggs look they were cooked and coated in hollandaise sauce in advance. Corn bread was super dry like it was a day old. No sign of any jalapenos or chipotle.

Summary:
I don't trust this place. Quality is poor. Pricing would be acceptable if quality was there but it is not. Gave marks for service as the waitress removed orange juice from the bill even though I drank it. I would not go back.

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Branas Mediterranean Grill617 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Nice Surprise
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

Went for a walk with my girlfried on a cool sunny October weekend. This is in the false creek area which is often quite pricey. The menu pricing was very reasonable as I checked out the menu as we walked by. It was getting a bit cold and I kept thinking about the borsch they had on their sign.

The inside is very nice with nearly no patrons. There was only one other table of four and us two in the restaurant. Everbody was walking by without stopping. I asked about the borsch and was told that it was over. Not sure if that meant they were out of it or if they only served it during brunch hours. We ordered the wild mushroom soup. We only wanted a small snack and were planning to share the soup.

When the soupd came it was a really large bowl. I think when they found out that two of us were going to share it they made it a larger serving. They incuded some fresh made bread topped with garlic and rock salt. The soup was excellent and jammed full of pureed mushrooms. It was all very nice and quite a bit more than I expected. The bill was just over $7 before tip.

The only issue was the food was a bit slow coming out but I think that was due to them makeing the unexpected bread. I would totally go to this place again and would look forward to eating a full meal there. With the only reveiw I think this place is a hidden gem

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Vassilis Souvlaki Greek Taverna6558 Kingsway, Burnaby
Going down hill
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:58pm [Dine in]

I went here with my girlfriend for my birthday. It was just two of us and we didn't bother to make a reservation. I had been here a few times but had been a year or two at least since the last time. I remembered it to be a bit pricey but worth it.

The restauraunt inside is nice. The live orchids were really nice. White stucco walls with a blue tinge. The look of the menu is quite sad. The prices on the menu are on the high side yet the quality of them looks like a bad photocopy. Things were cut out and taped onto the menu. Not really professional or in good relation to the prices.

The waitress complimented my girlfriend on her dress which was nice. I ordered a ceasar which was slightly below average in my opinion. I ordered the lamb souvlakia with my girlfriend ordering the mousaka. When the dishes came they were not hot...more on the warm side. The lamb was very nice. Large pieces and tender. The greek potatoes were dry. They tasted like dried out oven roasted potatoes that had been reheated. Not the soft flavourfull potatoe expect. The rest of my vegetables were cool. I ate them fast so they wouldn't get cooler. The tzatziki was very nice. The bread was not. It was whole wheat, cold and a little dry. One of my complaints about whole wheat bread is it can come off a bit dry. Most greek restaurants serve a warmed white bread. Not sure why they coudn't do this. My girlfriend enjoyed her mousaki. Both portions were quite large so neither one of had room for desert and my girlfriend even took some of hers home. We had to wait for our bill for longer than we liked. We even signaled that we were looking for it. Quite slow on the service. We finally got up so we could pay and leave.

I would say skip this place and try somewhere else. You can get similar food that is actually hot for way less money. Two entres and one drink for $50 not good value.

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Tokachi Japanese Restaurant10767 King George Highway, Surrey
Would like to try again with Japanese friends
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. She is a big fan of sushi. I'm not a huge fan of Japanese food in general and don't like sushi at all.

The restaurant is not in a good part of Surrey. The inside is quite clean. It seems to be a bit of a mix between east and west. The serviers are all dressed in traditional cothing which was nice. The table are set up kind of like a Western diner. There are booths on the side that are more traditional kneeling style tables. Great if you want some privacy or to be a bit more intimate. The place is quite large inside so and it was not really busy relative to its size. On a Friday night there were about 7 tables full.

There is an extensive menu. I had the Teriyaki beef. The portion size was good with lots of beef. It was served on a bed of noodles with carrots and broccoli. The carrots were overcooked and the broccoli was quite large. Flavour wise it was good. My girlfriend had the house roll. It was six large pieces and she said it was quite good.

The servers were very freindly and patient. Did not feel any pressure to leave or order. I would say the best parts for me were the booth and the price. I liked the difference of sitting in the semi private booth. The total for two of us was just over $20. We went accross the street to the Fireside Cafe for white chocolate blueberry cheese cake...yummmmmm

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor20270 Fraser Highway, Langley
I'd Go Again
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:33am [Dine in]

I went here with my girlfriend after striking finding the two Mexican places. We had passed by the place and saw a large group of elementary aged kids going in for what looked like a party.

The place is really big and had large tv's playing sports highlights almost like a sports bar. There was muic playing the hits from the 80's and 90's. The restaurant did not make a good first impression on me as the sign said wait to be seated. We waited...you know the feeling when staff see you, but don't acknowledge you or help you...*tick tick tick*. I actually was to the point where I was doing my countdown to walking out. A girl finally ushered us into a booth. Not sure why nobody else was capable of doing that.

When we got seated the service was pretty good. Bottomless pop for $2.35 pretty sweet. I got the Me & Ed's combo which seemed to have the most stuff on it. We were not disappointed. I know a little bit about pizza so it is hard to make it perfect. The toppings were of average qualit but there were not stingy. The pizza was well put together. The crust is a thin crust. Crunchy on the outside and softer in the middle. I found this to be a nice change as most places seem to think more bread and a thick crust is better. If I were looking to complain or improve I would have to say that the crust could be better. My opinion is that either the crust is put in the oven when it is cold or the dough has not had enough time for the yeasts to fully blend. The short version is that the crust is a bit bland and does not have a full enough bready flavour like it could. Pretty minor issue actually but it could improved. We watched WEC with the music and was a nice night. Would do it again.

Best pizza to date is Burtolucci Pizza in White Rock. Try the blazing asiago...cilantro in the sauce...amazing.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Go Find Better
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:17am [Dine in]

I enjoy Thai food and it is always nice to try a new place. Looking inside the restaurant it looks nice and clean. Modern paint with some Thai decoractions. There were some newspaper articles about the restaurant in the front window.

Went in with a group of 6 people. We ordered a variety of dishes and some of the lunch specials. The spring rolls were fresh but on the bland side. No flavour it not a good thing. The lunch special soup was nice but the dinner soup was poor. The mushrooms did not look or taste fresh. They had that brownish look to them which most of us have seen if mushrooms sit in the fridge for a few days. The entres were hit and miss. The tiger prawn curry was good except for the prawns...overcooked and bland. The curry itself was very nice but the prawns added nothing to the dishes. The two noodle dishes were just so so. One of these dishes had a hair in it...this kind of phased a couple of our group. The dish was prompltly replace. The best dish by far was the fried rice. A lot of flavour and colour. If you like it spicy avoid this place. The three chili pepper rating was laughable. It barely got my nose running. This is a Chinese run restaurant so don't go in expecting an authentic Thai experience. I would say that our group was underwhelmed by the whole experience. First and last time for me I would say. If you want something close that is better go to the Thai House across the street.

If you want better try Sabai Thai in Surrey. I know it is in Surrey...but I was impressed.

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