New to the area, I used this service to selected a restaurant for an early Sunday breakfast based on a previous review that I read.
My conclusion after visiting today was so disappointing I opened an account just to write this review.
The service was not friendly, very minimal, actually after serving my friend an order of toast without jams, the server went outside to enjoy his coffee and left us searching for the jam.
My order of Eggs Benedict was served with tasteless potatoes and reheated Hollandaise sauce.
biggest turn off was the fact chairs and tables were not clean....
Went for a lobster dinner with my buddy J,got seated promptly with a courteous hostess. We ordered a 3lb lobster,one whole roasted squab,and a large bowl of bamboo shoot soup that serves four people. All were prepared and cooked to the right taste. The horror started when we asked for the bill. The total came to $109,instead of the $104, that J and I calculated before ordering. We asked manager #1 why the discrepancy and he calculate the bill in front of us, Still ,it was off,so we waved down manager #2 and to our utter surprise and disgust he said "Oh,there's an extra $5 charge, if your lobster is cooked with Chinese cooking wine". I asked him how come it doesn't mention in the menu,and why didn't you tell us when we ordered. Manger #1 never stated there was an extra charge either. We also asked a waiter,he also never mention that fact. So,manager #2 looked very embarrassed and tried to apologize by offering us "free mango pudding" to make up the "mistake". Ya,right, imagine they make"calculated mistakes" in each table in the premise. So,the three of us had a calm verbal conversation of their restaurant's dishonesty. He was starting to get red faced and asked many times over if we would like to have the mango pudding and to forget about the whole thing. UNBELIEVABLE!!!! We told manager #2 that WE WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN!!!! At the end,we gave less than 10% tip. Shame on them!!
Visited March 2012
This is a small restaurant, recently opened. We saw one chef and one server, presumably the proprietors. The service was friendly, with good explanations of the menu items. We had a light dinner, and the Dragon Roll was especially tasty. The appetizer tempura was also nice. The menu focuses mostly on sushi and sashimi, but there are a few non-fish items, mostly salads, appetizers and desserts.
Ordered some pizza last night and had to figure out between the plethora of choices to choose from.
So it was decided that I would choose one that I hadn't tried before.
I've driven by them now and then and wondered what their pizza tastes like.
Well, I can attest to that now!
I knew I wasn't expecting something like a Steveston Pizza and probably something between the old fashioned pies from Mama's in Steveston.
They were very nice on the phone. I was even able to get a thinner crust pizza, but it wasn't that super thin crispy pizza that is now becoming the fashionista amongst pizza lovers in the lower mainland.
You know those places that hand toss them super thin and the crust is all bubbly with fancy ingredients?
My thin crust pizza wasn't quite like that, but it was thinner and I liked it better than the regular one which was a bit too doughy for me. Maybe if it was in the overn a bit longer or the tempurature was a bit higher to give the bottom of the pizza some extra crisp. (then again, take out pizza is typically like this unless they put corn meal underneath. The pizza boxes tend to make them steam between delivery times)
I wonder if they make this even thinner and in whole wheat? That'd be superb
Always looking for healthier alternatives :)
The wings were just average.
I think this place has potential. In a world now with food bloggers, and other food rating sites, it takes alot for a place to become popular. They have alot of competition out there and I'm sure they're still working out the menu and figuring out the perfect oven tempuratures. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day and good pizza takes time to perfect.
The toppings and menu is good. Now they need a bit of time to season it just right!
I went to this restaurant for a taste of Filipino food. Most of the menu are good tasting Filipino dishes but they seemed to use pre-pack spices like the sauce for Kare-Kare. The tables are without salt, pepper, soy sauce or fish sauce condiments. Tables are set only with spoons and forks wrapped on a paper napkins. When you go in, the tables are bare. Very far from a typical Asian restaurant where the tables are covered with table cloth or with condiments. The napkin supply is limited. Food tasted Filipino but something one can also prepare at home if you buy those pre-pack Mama Sita sauces. The price is expensive. A small muffin size bibingka is already $2.50. The service is slow and the waitress, only one I saw at any given time, was not very willing to smile or be patient. A guy who runs the till stays at the till and hardly assists the waitress for any busy day. It is not a bakery but it sells baked goods supplied by another Filipino bakery, hence baked goods are pricey. These baked goods are not real Filipino tasting. More of a concoction of what's available in pre-packaged stuff mixed with Westernized taste buds. Over all, I would stay home and cook. But there comes a time when if you're away from your country too long, you long for the food you missed. Then just cook. Invest your money on something else.
We are a family of 3. My wife and I grew up in Richmond and had dined at Kisamos several times in the past without any complaints. We were entertaining a guest from overseas and decided to go out for Greek. We were a group of 8 adults and 2 children and an infant. We made a res for 630. We usually go to Felicos on Alexandra, which has always been very reasonable and satisfying. Unfortunately this time we chose Kisamos.
Pros: The roast lamb is very tender, good hearty portion.
Cons: The Greek salad is bland, lacking zest (dressing), too much onions, skimpy on feta. The souvlaki was dry, 1 avg size skewer as opposed to 2 skewers and predominantly rice. Wine by the glass is limited mostly with only Greek labels. Chose not to have a glass because of selection.
Pros: The (other) servers appeared to be cheery and attentive.... Except Ours..... Our server was a woman in her 50s. I thought I could feel assured that she had experience in family dining.
Cons: Overall our server was dismissive, condescending and irritable. To start we had to wait about 20mins until we finally had to call her to ask for water, even after most of our group had already seated. My wife ordered a saganaki appetizer. It arrived with no bread (we assumed pita would follow). While the saganaki got cold we had to call her to ask for bread. She murmurred a terse reply to the effect that the bread is an accompaniment with the main meal. This didnt make sense to us as saganaki is eaten with pita and should be served together. She turned away before we could finish our reply and came back with 5-6 small pieces of sliced pita and no apology or apparent sense of culpability.
My sister in law had her infant in a bassinet. Upon realizing that the bench seating was too narrow, she placed the bassinet beside her on a chair at the corner of the table. We planned a seating arrangement (so we thought), that would not impact the servers and patrons accordingly. We asked for another chair and our server replied with a rant about the seating arrangement and went on about the details of our reservation. The place is not particularly spacious but as a group we were ``making do``. The server then again turned away muttering under her breath. If she disapproved of the arrangement she made no effort to suggest a better plan. There were a couple more similar exchanges. We were made to feel as if we were unwelcome and burdening our server. We resorted to flagging the other servers instead. We are a family group, none of our requests, other than pita with saganaki and another chair were out of the ordinary. We all have bad days when we are short tempered and curt, but there was no effort or sense of professionalism in her attitude. We received our bill and discovered a gratuity added on. Our server explained that this is their practice with groups of 8+ guests.We asked the other server to send over the manager. A small conference at the desk followed and a person (of apparent authority) who may be the manager or owner appeared from the kitchen. To our surprise our server was sent to deal with our complaint. We chose not to rant on and cause a scene. at that point we could only assume that the actual owner or manager chose not to deal with us.
Everyone but myself and my wife paid the gratuity.
Pros:In general most Greek restaurants are a good value, dinner portions are a good size and doggy bags are inevitable. The dishes at Kisamos are a hit or miss but if you crave a roast lamb, theirs is very comparable.
Cons:Some dishes are $2-3 higher than other places but understandable as it is located in the village.
Pros: Steveston is a community we grew up with. It has developed immensely through the last 2-3 decades and yet it is still a charming family oriented community. Much the same should be said about Kisamos. It is long standing in its location and as quaint mom and pop resaturants go, you can overlook the dated furniture, decor and utensils as long as a sense of hospitality and charm is maintained.
Cons: We obviously did not feel the love this time around.
As a family, we choose to go out to dine, instead of cooking at home, mainly for convenience. Our choices can be limited so when we go out in a large group we have to be careful in choosing a restaurant suitable for everyone. We were so disappointed in our experience at Kisamos. We are not obtrusive people yet we were left to feet as if we were. We can deal with the fact that a single person can turn us off (or vice versa), but if the management was dismissive also (from the bottom to top); then how can we be motivated to go there again
We still have most of our family and friends living in Richmond and in Steveston. It is inevitable we will be invited to Kisamos in the future (since to our knowledge it is the only Greek rest. in the village). We will definitely have to think twice about dining there again, even to the point that we have to dissuade our friends and family.
Other Fave Greek restaurants:
Stephos, Cosmo, Felicos
My wife and I got out for a well deserved date night. Carver's was not our first choice but we are so happy we went there based on a recommendation. This was a truly special evening. Our (no less than) three different servers were wonderful - helpful, synchronized, professional and friendly but never intrusive. We started off with crab cakes and baked oysters and then moved on to the most amazing tender steaks we have ever had. We had 7oz @ 10oz Filet Mignons done to perfection. We highly recommend this place and if you ever go there make sure you forget the diet for a day and enjoy their 3 course meal feature.
We've gone to this restaurant week ago. Service has been attentive and more speedy than other local restaurants. The seafood is very good and we will be going back and highly recommend it. Paul especially liked house's homemade hot sauce. It's a pleasant ambiance with strong service. Prices are reasonable too.
I went to Mandaly for the first time last night. The menu has a lot of different types of cuisine so I would not call this a steak house.
The quality of food was good , the pricing reasonable and the service excellent. Plus they have a nice variety of wine options.
It was a slow tuesday night so know wait for anything.
Came with a friend of mine tonight, I ordered a Calamari appetizer with "tarama" (fish roe) and my friend had the dinner with salad. When we went in we were seated immediatly....it was a nice cozy feeling in the restaurant dim with nice lighting, it was very clean.
When our food came out we were pleasantly surprised, this was the best calamari we have ever had (lightly battered and full of flavour) and we have been to several Greek restaurant (and this by far had *THE BEST* Calamari.) the bread was nice and soft as well. I was dissapointed though that they didn't have a side order of french fries on thier menu....it would had been the perfect meal (but we went to McDonald's later to have our fix on fries)
Our waitress was attentive for the most part. I had to flag her down once, but that's ok.
Really though, it was great food and service and I am happy we came
I've been to this restaurant before with my family a bunch of times, and decided to come here with my friends when we didn't know where to eat. We're in our early teens (think 14-16). The food was great, we ordered Butter Chicken, Shahid Paneer, Malai Kofta, and naan. It was really awkward at first because when we were waiting for a table, the man that worked there kept looking at us doubtfully. He came up to us and even asked if our parents were with us! After that was sorted out, we finally got a table (place was packed for friday). While we were seated, we kept getting more suspicious looks from the man. My friends and I thought that he might think we wont pay! The food came, without too much wait. We didn't get as much attention as the other people that were present, maybe of our age? Food was great, like always. But I still think that they need to change the decor of that place! Other than that, it was priceless when we paid with 15% tip on top.
I would highly recommend Gyo-O to anyone wanting a delicious bowl of noodles, namely ramen. I had the seafood ramen with miso soup base: wonderful broth that complimented the seafood quite nicely. My husband had the seafood ramen with tonkatsu soup, which he found good, but the soup to me was a bit salty. The kids had fried chicken udon: chicken was non-greasy and boneless, udon was good size for the kids, soup was great too as it wasn't strongly flavored. Everything we had tasted fresh. The service was excellent: all the tables were full, but the servers still came around to fill our tea and to ensure everything was to our liking. Staff were very friendly: you get the welcome greeting from everyone as you enter and the farewells as you leave (reminded me very much of Japan). We will definitely be making our way out to Richmond to visit this place again.
I can't believe the lack of competition at the Ironwood Mall in this area of Richmond. This is the only reason Danny's is thriving. The food is below par. The portions are smalll and the prices are high. Any Chinese restaurant serves better. The only good point is the ample parking. I had the curry beef brisket on rice and it was a major disappointment. Where's the beef? Won't be back.
The view is just amazing, we came for lunch and they sat us at a table right by the window so we could look out on the water. Our server was very friendly and made sure we were taken care of. The food was good although i was disappointed they got rid of the old pesto chicken sandwich they had so I ordered the salmon instead and it was very good! I come here often and the food quality has gone up big time.
There are lots of Pho restaurants in the Lower Mainland, but very few good ones. I grew up in a Vietnamese family, spoiled by my Mom's home cooking. This Pho restaurant is one of the good ones because the food tastes like it was made at someone's home. Pho has become the "fast food" of Vietnamese foods so it tends to be over salted, loaded with MSG, and too oily (which contradicts the image of being healthy food). Pho Han does not use MSG in the broth and they even have free range chicken. You can taste the quality in their dishes because they don't overload the food with additives. My favorite is their Chicken Pho which isn't available at most Pho restaurants. The food here is tasty, yet light on the stomach. Great prices, especially if you come after 6pm because it's 15% off the already low price. This is a hidden gem because it's hard to see the restaurant from Garden City Road but it's definitely worth the find.
I ordered Chinese takeout for my mothers birthday, it was the worst food that we have ever had. The lemon chicken was so dry and tough you could not eat it. The prawns were dried out, chow mien also so dry. The servings were so small and was very pricey. I called the next day to speak to the owner and the son answered and asked me why I wanted to speak to his mother, I told him about the food being so bad all he said was sorry in his bad attitude way. I have know the owners Joyce and Danny for years and it's really too bad their son is running the business into the ground. I have to agree with other post that also mention this. Will definetly no go back and I am strongly not recommending this place to anyone.
we went with a party of 6, the service started out ok, waiter took our order good. When food came the service stopped for some reason either they were short staffed, the the waiter in charge of our section did not want to serve us. I saw him giving other tables good service but not ours.
I think other tables ordered king crab, so that is why all his attention was focused on others. Well anyway the food that came was good, very creative chef as the dishes came out good, hot and fresh.
Only thing is the meal was not as enjoyable as it could have been, when your table is filled with dirty plates and you need a water refill in your tea pot. Otherwise meal was ok.
my husband and i ordered tuna, salmon, red snapper, prawn nigiri, a bc roll, spider roll, and the las vegas roll. my husband really enjoyed his pieces. i only had the tuna, which was fresh, delicious perfection, in addition to the las vegas roll- a deep-fried masterpiece with just the right balance of ingredients, and not disproportionately RICE(eatery). everything was beautifully presented, the prices were very reasonable, and the service was fast and friendly. the generous piles of ginger were delicious, too! we will definitely be back!
Food was cold when it arrived. Beer was not very cold and half the beers on the menu they don't have. People that worked there were all in a bad mood. I left a small tip on the table for the poor service and the waitress told me to keep it. Ungrateful, arrogant, miserable people which obviously comes from management down.
To all the people whining about this place, really? Its a budget all you can eat place, what did you expect to get wined and dined? I've been going here for quite a few years and enjoy it. If I want to go have some really good sushi i wouldnt go to an all you can eat so neither should you. Go order everything you eat from a normal sushi restaurant and see how much it cost you, you're getting what you pay for here dont expect high class food. It's like going to a cheap buffet and then complaining that you had to get up to get your own food. This place is usually pretty busy so dont expect the waiters to hang around and crack a few jokes they're tyring to get the food out as fast as possible. I go for the late night menu and most of the time get one of the booths which makes it pretty private and nice when you have a big group. Don't let these other reviews scare you, just dont go expecting the best food with the best waiters its an all you can eat so go with that in mind.
I really do wish they had kept the sashimi on the menu though...
|2.||Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant|
|5.||Kyung Bok Palace|
|7.||Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant|
|8.||No. 9 Restaurant|
|10.||Thai House Restaurant|
|11.||Kisamos Greek Taverna|
|12.||Yokohama Japanese Restaurant|
|13.||Steveston Pizza Co.|
|14.||Guu in Aberdeen|
|17.||Shanghai River Restaurant|
|18.||Buffet at River Rock, The|
|19.||Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant|
|1.||Steveston Pizza Co.|
|3.||Kirin Seafood Restaurant|
|4.||Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House|
|5.||Sushi Hachi Restaurant|
|6.||Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant|
|7.||Ichiro Japanese Restaurant|
|8.||American Grille Restaurant|
|9.||Jade Seafood Restaurant|
|10.||Seto Japanese Restaurant|
|11.||Thai House Restaurant|
|14.||Chen's Shanghai Kitchen|
|19.||Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant|