I can't stop raving about this place. We went there on Vancouver Blogs recommendation that they had the best burger in the city. Grilled cheeses-as-buns did sound like a heart attack on a platter, but it is one of the best things I have ever eaten. The waitresses are blond, tall and so endowed. just.amazing. It can get expensive with your poison in a bottle, but hey.
Went to Cora's on the weekend after hearing so much hype about the place opening up. As a breakfast/lunch restaurant there isn't much real competition in the category (IHOPS, Denny's) but I can still appreciate how Cora's is really unique on its own with the fresh fruit concept and it's branding and decorations (feels like I'm in elementary school all over again). A great place for the family and the restaurant itself is quite spacious.
The boyfriend and I arrived around 3pm and the place was at about 40% capacity but were still asked to wait for around 5 minutes. The owner then escorted us to the tiniest 2-top in placed awkwardly in the middle of the room, which I can understand if the restaurant is busy with a wait, but since there were so many open tables by the window and booths, did he really anticipate a rush of 4-tops around 3pm? Anyway, I had the Cora's special (big breakfast with 2eggs, bacon, ham, crepe, potatoes, toast and I added mushrooms too :D). The meat was of much better quality than most diners and I actually enjoyed the crepe even though some other reviewers on other sites found it quite tough. My bf had strawberry waffles which he enjoyed, but I thought it was a bit too sweet with the English cream. We also had their strawberry banana smoothie too which was NOT a smoothie at all, in fact it tasted EXACTLY like that Yop yogurt drink you get at the stores, right down to the colour, taste, and consistency. I don't know how they could call it fresh, it was watery as could be and obviously not blended with ice. Our server explained that "they must have ran out of the smoothie mix and are cheating" which is an interesting thing to say...I was not impressed needless to say but they did end up replacing it with their "100% fruit cocktail" which was much more like a smoothie though not that great either.
Service overall was definitely on the poor side. The lady actually dropped my toast on the floor cause it was clear having two plates in one hand was a struggle for her (if you are going to work in a restaurant you should really know how to carry more than one plate at a time!). The staff really like to take their time with things. I can tell you now that they need to hire some more experienced or harder working servers as I noticed food sitting up on the line for minutes at a time, and it took around 2-3 servers and 3-4 trips to clean up one freaking table! It was rather painful to watch them go back and forth carrying only one plate with a free hand.
I think the quality of the food and the ambiance (I like the open kitchen and decor) justifies the higher price points at Cora's (breakfast for 2 was $36 with tax and tip). I would probably go back as I love breakfast, just hoping that by then they will have their service together!
Went here for lunch after stroling in Stevenston. The restaurants were busy in Stevenston so that would try this place. It was not busy as it was sunny day. Service was good but food was very average. Blackened Halibut burger was good but the steak was very average. Not a cheap place either. You can get better food at many restaurants in Richmond. I don't think i will go back. No fault of the server as she was great.
Poor service on a slow Saturday night. Eight of us came here for after-dinner drinks, each of which came five minutes apart. That's pretty slow service even if the restaurant were busy. A waiter took our order and the waitress who brought the drinks barely knew what she was serving us, which caused confusion over who ordered what. My friend found the passion fruit with mango stars too sweet. The waiter offered to remake it but she settled for a glas of water to dilute it. Another friend ordered pearls in his drink but got coconut jelly. He was nice about it, so the waitress didn't offer to correct it. Finally, my drink still hadn't come after over 30 minutes. Because the waiters seemed to be socializing, I called for them across the room and told them it had been a long time. My drink was quickly served without an apology. I'm sure they forgot because there were just 4 other small tables being served. We left a $2.00 tip on a $37.00 bill, but I'm sure the message is lost on the staff. Might be back to try to food, which seems like good value. This experience at this location is definitely not as good ad the Granville store. There, they are at least efficient.
If you like Korean copy food this is the place for you. They are huge and I am not lying. They prepare the meat so quickly and the price is expensive. Nothing to praise about this place.I trust you know koreans do it better and better prices.
This place has delicious aand authentic Korean sushi fish. it is $15.50 for rice + 10 fishes with the choices you can have something different every day of the week. the fish is amazing, one of the best i've had especially if they still have half fatty. the bbq fish specials is perfectly glazed and flavoured (my fav). the fish has a great ratio of meat + fat + crunchy skin. you have go to try every combination! will differently come back for lunch take out. They are \korean so they treat you right.
... and service was so bad that we asked for soy sauce and didnt get it until we had the second dish of dimsum! Selection of dimsum was so awful that we had to grab whatever, just for the sake of eating. The only thing about this restaurant is that it is cheap. But I guess with the food and service, it is more than reasonable pricing. There are plenty of good dimsum restaurants in Richmond. I will never go back to this one.
My partner and I decided to try Ebi-su restaurant in Richmond for lunch after reading some positive reviews on it. When we first went in, the waitresses were talking, but didn't take too long for them to seat us after greeting us with "yes?", accompanied with a facial expression for "how many"? She decided to seat us next to an empty table with a wet mess on the floor, so we asked to be seated in a two seat booth. The ambiance was nice, the decor was modern, however it lacked a bit of luster giving me a somewhat dirty feeling.
The menu was very straight forward and had a good selection. The price for the set lunch was very reasonably priced. My partner and I decided to order the 3 item special for $9.99, which we chose two organic sashimi salad and a tempura. We also ordered Bento box A for $11.99. Both of these lunch sets included miso soup. The soup came first and it wasn't anything special, typical miso soup.
It didn't take long for the salads to come and we were really excited that they had organic greens, however my excitement soon dissipated after taking the first chew at my sashimi. I'm not sure if they didn't remove the silver skin to the fish or not, but it was chewy. So, I swallowed it, decided that this could happen to any of the most experience chefs, however 4 out of the 5 sashimi in my salad and also in my partners salad were chewy. It was really really unappetizing.
While we were chewing our salads, the other items arrived. The presentation was average. But again, for the price, we weren't expecting anything fancy. The tempura was mediocre, the batter was really heavy leaving the suppose to be crispy tempura very soggy and doughy.
The Bento box A had 7 pieces of sashimi (3 salmon and 5 tuna), a small salad, tempura, 4 nigiri sushi ( 2 salmon and 2 Tuna). First we tried the salad with a thick goo of salad dressing on top. It tasted really really fishy so we did not eat any of it. The tempura was again heavy, soggy and doughy. The sashimi and nigiri remained to have chewy bits in them.
The servers were attentive and the place had 8 tables of customers. We asked for two small plates and they gave us two small plates that were greasy. Overall this experience will make me think twice about eating another piece of raw fish from a sushi place I know nothing about. We didn't end up finishing our meal, not because we weren't hungry, but because we really couldn't stomach the grossness of the fish anymore. 3 hours after this meal, both of us ended up going to the washroom a few times. I will definitely not go back to Ebi-su again.
I had this crepe 3 days ago with a friend of mine we were looking forward to it....
however the crepe there was TERRIBLE!
first my friend ordered a strawberry chess cake crepe which looks like someone's skinful of pimples
second i ordered a tuna egg crepe which was soggy and fall apart after my FIRST bite...
thirdly the service there was POOR! i am being honest here ... they gave me this ignorant look because i hand over a coupon.
I have to be honest here... the ingredients they used was very fresh and the sauce was tasteful however the person who made it ruined EVERYTHING! I truly recommend them to change the person who made the crepe! PLEASE HIRE SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY CARES WHAT THEY ARE PASSING OUT TO THE CUSTOMERS!
We enjoy dinners here, so we figure we will try out dim sum on a day off. We waited for 10 mins for a table on a Friday arriving at 11:55am, and the service was good as we expected.
We pretty much enjoyed everything, but I have to say the Mushroom Dumplings are absolutely exceptional! Have not had anything like that - no wonder they win an award. You have to try this fantastic dim sum if you are there.
First of all, I feel bad for this place because it has to share a parking lot with Michigan, Deer Garden, and Cattle which means parking your car to come to this place is a total gongshow. After walking into the restaurant after all the waiting however, you may walk through the doors of Haroo to be greeted into a very homely looking atmosphere.
The server (whom I presume is the owner....?) promptly showed us to our seats where we looked around the restaurant. Korean dramas are playing on two TV's in the restaurant and they have their chopsticks/spoons in these cool looking wooden boxes. Everything is standard but feels really relaxed, nothing totally OUTSTANDING but it was solid.
Let's talk about the food. The side-dishes arrived after we ordered our main courses and at first, we noticed the variety in the dishes they offered. There were 7 of them, including an appetizer congee for each person. The congee was GREAT; the rest is good but not mind-blowing. When asking for refills, the server seemed a little reluctant to give them to us. The salad (which is sized for one person no matter how many people are at your table) is non-refillable no matter how much you want it. We haven't had to go past one refill on the dishes though so I'm not sure if he puts a "limit" on it.
In the times we've visited, my girlfriend and I have ordered their Stone Bowl Bibimbap, Kimchi Hot Pot (which is like a set platter meal for 2~3 people), their tofu soup special (which I can't remember the name of) and they're all very tasty. The portions can be a little small though if you're big eaters. I remember the Bibimbap being smaller than I hoped but it didn't bother me too much since I just filled up with side-dishes.
The tea they use is a corn tea, which was good and new to me. Overall, I recommend this restaurant if you're into the homestyle Korean cooking type of thing. Do not raise your expectations however, as it caters to a specific type of taste.
We were here for a mother's day lunch. We asked for a table to 5 for outside, but they said that the tables outside are only for a table for 4, and pretty cramped for 5. Another group came for a table for 5 and they put 2 tables together for them. Hmmm........
We ordered the platter, steamed mussels and crab cakes. The ice tea I ordered was so sweet, I watered it down, several times. But the rest of the food was good. All the fish on the fish and chips platter was good. The fries were well seasoned. The calamari was not the traditional, but also good. Crab cakes and mussels were pretty outstanding.
The next table had the seafood hotpot and the dungeness crab benny, which looked really good. Will go back and try, next time.
This restaurant is located across from the Price Smart in the same strip mall as Nandos. Lots of parking so ideal versus many other richmond restaurant locactions. Nice ambiance with table cloths and a more quiet setting versus your typical dim sum restaurant. Had the XLB's and they were very good, spicy wontons - good, daikon pastry - not as flacky as Shanghai River, steamed veggies dumplinig - very good but big, chive and shrimp dumpling - nice with some egg inside. Overall a great experience with good service. Value is about the same at about $12-$15 per person for dim sum. Would return.
Due to the positive reviews we decided to have dim sum here. We arrived arounnd 11:15 am, the place was about half full, the other half of the restaurant had a wall/divider running down the middle of the restaurant as there was some kind of recital happening. Apparently this happens regularly as they have a lot of weddings/events here. I prefer eating in peace or enjoying a conversation but the piano recital was so loud it was a distraction while trying to eat. None the less I wanted to see how the dim sum was, we had the usual dishes - steamed pork dumpling, steamed shrimp dumpling, shrimp rice roll with soy sauce and fried radish cake. First of all, only a few dim sum carts rolled by the whole time and all the dim sum was lukewarm at best. We like our dim sum piping hot, fresh from the steamers but all of our steamed dishes were not hot or even at room temperature. The size of the dim sum was quite small when compared to other dim sum restaurants we have gone to and yet the price was higher than average. The only thing different about this place were the high back chairs. For 4 plates of dim sum it came to $21.15 (which included a $2 charge for tea). Total $23.69. We can find better tasting, piping hot, larger pieces of dim sum at other restaurants, so don't believe we will be returning.
Diplomat bakery is still one of the best places in the Vancouver area to by high quality cakes, for any occasion. Having said that, I am a bit disappointed that the individual portion sizes have gone down in the last year.
Prices have been pretty stable though, so I guess they raised their margins by getting more pieces out of a cake. Prices for whole cakes have remained the same for a long time though, so you're getting the best deal buying whole cakes.
Here is my only real peeve: The tiramisu cake, long time my absolutely favorite and exeptionally good, is now cowered with some sugary fondant icing which really messes with the great flavour of the cake below. I've actually stopped eating the tiramisu now.
If they would go back to doing the Tiramisu cake the way they did before and not put that horrible icing on it, it would again be my favorite.
Service is a bit hit & miss, but pretty good most of the time. Only if you're there towards closing time the servers behind the counter really show they'd rather close shop now and get out instead of serving the last few starglers coming into the store.
. Freshly baked bread to start with and a wide variety of items to choose from. I particularly like their Lunch Salads - unique, fresh and plentiful. Breakfast Buffet is very generous but their hidden secret is the Prime Rib served on Sunday and Monday nights.....better then the Keg's. I like the restaurant enough to ensure I am booked at the Hotel when visiting Vancouver. You will not be disappointed in this unassuming eatery. Four and a half stars.
I dined here with 3 friends on a Saturday evening before a show. Anticipating the restaurant would be busy, we made early reservations (5:30). In our reservation we asked for window seating and were provided with a table with an excellent view. Although our waiter was extremely personable at the start, the minute it got busy (around 6 pm) it was difficult to get his attention. We ordered drinks from the bar that were costly and would’ve enjoyed another round but wasn’t offered. My 3 friends all ordered pasta dishes and portion size was substantial and, they say, the quality excellent. Originally I was going to order sablefish but at the waiter’s description of a halibut special, I decided to go with that. The halibut was excellent but very small. The piece was maybe 10 cm by 4 cm. That would’ve been sufficient if was served with potatoes or rice of some kind, unfortunately, it had only the barest, slimmest amount of vegetables (maybe a spoonful) that accompanied the dish. The entire entree would've fit on my bread plate with room to spare. I’m not a big eater and usually can't finish a restaurant size main course but this was truly more an appetizer. I found I was still hungry so we ordered desert. My mind was made up the minute I saw crème brulee on the dessert menu as it’s a personal favorite. It was delicious. My friends weren’t as impressed with the Tiramisu. I would’ve had coffee but it was never offered. At the end the bill came to just over $200 for the four of us which would’ve been fine had the service matched and had I at least been full when I left. We’ll choose the hotel buffet next time.
This is a great White Spot to go to. Ciara gives us great service every time. I love the Veggie Burger with Triple O sauce- they char-grill them here so they are crispy and flavourful (not mushy like most)! Love the fries and honey mustard sauce. I can tell that this location has great management, sometimes they even come by the table to check on us. It's a fantastic place for lunch during a busy shopping day!
This place is better every time we go! Korean style BBQ in the center of the table, and some crazy sushi rolls on their menu. There is a photo album at each table with almost every menu item on it! Nice ambience, prices are great and has better service than similar spots around town. I would highly recommend it!
Just tried out there new buffet - $9.99 for lunch or dinner with lots to choose from. Very good authentic Japanese food made in their kitchen at the back of their store. I will be going back for sure! The service to get in was a little slow, but they have only been open for a few days ;)
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