Great, if Denny's and the Zeller's restaurant are your thing
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 11:56pm [Dine in]
This just wasn't my cup of tea, though I assume it will appeal to a certain crowd (seniors, people who don't eat out much)
Lets face it, the building it inhabits is a black hole. The decor hasn't changed since it was uncle willy's. Several restaurants have gone in and failed. Quite frankly the place is way too big and way too ugly.
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Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 11:45pm [Dine in]
The food is above average for chinese. The restaurant is clearly higher-end, with a clean and formal environment.
I find the staff to be very overbearing. If the restaurant is slow they circle your table like vultures. Good service is one thing, being closely watched at all times is not enjoyable.
My biggest bone of contention is when it comes to the bill. They seem to have no shame in this regard. They watch you like a hawk after putting it down, and the minute you finish signing your name and put down the pen they swoop in like a hawk and snatch it up - greedily and blatantly opening it up to see what their tip is on the way back to the bar.
For a place that is supposedly a higher class establishment, it is a very tacky way to end the experience.
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Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 11:35pm [Dine in]
Not worth it.
Recently check it our after being dissapointed years ago and not coming back since.
The service seems worse.
I agree with several of the comments below in regards to poor service. Must be the same bimbo?
I specifically saved half my lasagna and half the sauce it was sitting in so I could have a nice ready to eat lunch for tomorrow. To my extreme dismay, when I opened to the take out container the next day all that was there was the dry half block of Lasagna. The woman had simply plucked it out of the bowl and discarded all the sauce and cheese that accompanied it. Lazy, stupid? Quite possibly both.
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Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 11:14pm [Dine in]
We frequent this restaurant atleast 3-4 times per month, because there are certain menu items that they do better than any of the japanese restaurants around. That being said, the quality seems to have gone down hill since they launched. There are good days and bad days, especially when it comes to how they prepare chicken.
Also, they have some of the worst service around. "Clueless" would probably be the best description.
Oh, and don't try to send anything back. They don't seem to know how to handle that. One time my partner didn't like the soup so he sent it back and asked for something else. The woman just stared at him not knowing what to do (it was as if we had just done something obscene). 3 minutes later 2 other people came back to the table, they were carrying the same soup and they were looking at us and muttering incoherent questions and comments. They didn't go away until my partner told them they could charge us for it (which they did)
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Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 10:46pm [Dine in]
There isn't much in terms of good traditional european food in the lowermainland. Of all the places we have tried, this is the only one we will regularly drive 40 minutes to frequent. The Ukrainian Dinner combination is good value and quality, and it is nice to a have a vegetarian option as well.
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