A friend and I had lunch at the Blue Canoe in mid-June. Great location, the wait staff were great, but the food left much to be desired. So much so that my friend, who had the beef sliders, ended up with food poisoning. The salmon on my salad was unde rcooked, but passable. A call to management to inform them of the food poisoning was received indifferently. Not good enough, in my opinion. Definitely not going back, view or no view.
We had been eating at the restaurant a couple of times already, but last night was the first time we ate during the restaurant's busy period (6-7 pm dinner). You can tell how well a restaurant is run by going there during their busy period, how their staff is able to handle the volume. When we ordered, we also asked for 4 glasses of water. Few minutes went by, so we asked again (this time a different waitress walked by). She said "wait a bit" in Cantonese. Again, a few minutes went by, so we flagged down the same person, and again she said "wait a bit" and walked away. REALLY?? When you have to ask for water 3 times, that is poor service!
One of the waitresses there sounded very bossy and did not crack a smile on her face. In fact, hardly any of the staff there had a smile. Sure, I understand it's busy, but you need to be friendly at ALL TIMES, especially to your paying customers! She was already trying to hurry us out by clearing what empty plates she can see from our small table. Funny, how when we asked for the bill, it came right away!
So because of the lack of customer service, we decided they didn't deserve a tip. So we just paid the bill amount, which was $18, and yes they only accept cash. We left the money on the table, and exited the restaurant. After we had just stepped out for a few seconds, we hear one of the waitresses storming out the door saying that we didn't pay enough. THAT was definitely a WTF moment. So we gave her what cash we had in our wallet ($2 or so of change) as tip. It's a pity that we won't be returning to this restaurant again. And we definitely would NOT RECOMMEND this restaurant to anyone! The service was slow, attitude was bad, and to top it all off, they chase you down for the tip, which is legally not even required here!! Yeah! WTF!
my husband decide to take us for prime rib at this restaurant for our 18th anniversary last night...we love prime rib and he heard they offer a 28 oz bone in which includes the salad bar for $42...heck of a deal for a large chuck of meat you think!!! well the prime rib was very bland...it was served buffet style with mashed potatoes, veggies, au jus, horseradish sauce...well the cold potatoes that had a funny 3 day leftover taste were not edible...the veggies...overcooked frozen mixed veggies, the aujus...packaged brown gravy that had a very sour taste to it and the horseradish had no heat to it what so ever. Lets talk salad bar...in the warmer was stale garlic bread, there was also a bread basket that had some stale buns...the 3 or for bowls of lettuce, potato salad and tomato//boccocini saled all just sitting on a table not on ice...how safe is that. we could have added the dessert bar for an extra $6...we opted out for the stale looking items that were also sitting out on the open table.VERY DISSAPPOINTED and we should have complained ...but did not. NEVER GOING BACK!!!!!!!!
Just horrible. Singapore vermicelli was inedible- had the strangest taste to it- I actually threw it out (!!)- I love this dish and it was the worst version I've ever had. Chicken with black bean sauce on rice- completely flavourless, clumpy overcooked rice, and overcooked vegetables. Small portions to boot! $10.99 for each and not even close to how big other Chinese places give. Never, ever again. Waste of money.
So I need to preface this review in saying that my family is from the "Chui Chow" province in China. However, growing up, I've had little Chui Chow cuisine outside of my own home, since most of the Chinese restaurants offered Cantonese, Taiwanese, or Northern Chinese dishes. Those who are unsure of the difference, will be able to have a taste of something new if they venture into Parklane.
I was very impressed by the freshness of the ingredients, and happy with the variety of the menu. I wanted to order it all. Chilled crab? Good. Braised Duck? Good. Satay prawns with greens? Good and fresh. Chui Chow Fried Rice? Super good. There are some other items that may not appeal to all appetites, such as the soup with pig's stomach and preserved veggies, or the oyster omelet, but to me, these dishes are as authentic and tasty as they can get.
The service was friendly, but not pretentious, and the space was newly renovated and chic. Bathrooms were neat and clean. Good value, and an even better deal if you go with one of their promotions - Six of us were stuffed (and had packed the rest of the food) for $120.
One thing to note is that this restaurant fills up quickly. The last time we were there, it was 5pm on Sunday and by 5:30pm, it was 3/4 full. Remember to make your reservation.
we went for the prime rib special dinner on a Friday night at 6:30pm, the restaurant was almost empty during the whole time when we're there. Two of us chose the prime rib & one ordered the salmon. The prime rib was ok in texture but quite tasteless, the Yorkshire pudding & veggie that came with it were pretty bland-tasting too. The salmon tasted like boiled but it's supposed to be cedar-planked. The presentation of food was boring, the only good things I found in this restaurant was: it's quiet, airy & the food portion was generous.
I've been here about a dozen times but no more until they change their policy of seating customers.
We arrived around suppertime to a full house but had to keep wandering around the restaurant several times to try & find a table. We finally got tired of hovering around the tables & went back to the entrance to wait. In the meantime about a half dozen customers did the same thing & then left (lost business) but unfortunately,
two couples who arrived long after us managed to snag a place because we weren't in the right place at the right time (hovering near the wrong tables?). The servers seemed to notice what was going on but the guy at the front entrance didn't care at all. Sad that we won't be coming back because we like the atmosphere.
The restaurant won the "beef noodle contest" in past year.
so the expectation of the food was fairly high.
so I tried their "Champion Beef Noodle Soup"..it was pretty much tasteless
the quality of the meat is decent however the noodle was hard as rock.
the drinks had a glamorous name however the pearl was hard as well.
all in all probably by far the worst restaurant I've ever set foot in.
and very amazed how they managed to get three stores open in vancouver
Tried the recommended dynamite salad. So so, not outstanding, the solid clump of ginger slices for sushi thrown into it was out of place in the taste mix. Too salty white sauce of unknown origin with the chicken wings, it looked and tasted like jello and sourmilk with salt. Server said it was blue cheese. I love and eat blue cheese regularly and believe me, there was no blue cheese in that salty milk jelly sauce. Fried calamari tasted acceptable(kitchen staff knew how to cook it) but I cant help but notice that the calamari was supertiny baby squids. The smallest I have ever eaten (diameter as big as your pinkie)
The service is ok but the food needs tweaking and improvement. The total value for the cost of dining here is 2 out of ten, 2 and half at the highest. One leaves with the feeling that this place has a small economical food budget but wants to appear and charge customers with fine dining rates.
We dine out often in Richmond and are somewhat critical of the places we go. When Mega sushi opened we noticed it to be very busy. We better give it a try. The first thing we had was the nice green tea. It had a toasted sesame flavor and i couldn't stop drinking it. The rolls were very fresh and especially liked the mango roll. Very fresh. The table next to us had a tower of something and we later found out it was a tuna tower. Looked impressive. The chicken was especially good because it was like they BBQ it. The flavor and freshness was really good. We have been back almost weekly. The only disappointment was one day on a Sunday they were so busy the were taking reservations. There was no place to wait so we stepped outside. People were being turned away but that must be a good sign. Disappointing for the customer but food and service was very good.
We both look forward to dinning out several times a week. We thought since we are going to this mall we could give Sushi Han another try at their new location. The first time the service was poor and the food was just OK. This time the service was better and i think only because there was just two other tables. The food came quickly and was somewhat disappointed. I had a bento box with chicken. The chicken was white as if it was microwaved with sauce on top. The sushi was mediocre at best. My wife's sushi was inconsistent. The rolls pieces were different sizes and not appetizing at all. We took the left over home but will be thrown out. After having the sushi at Mega sushi in Steveston it would be hard for Sushi han to compete.
Always wanted to try this place as I pass by it so often, and it's been around for so many years. Finally got to come here for dinner and, like some of the other reviewers commented, what a pleasant surprise. Food is comparable to, or better than, Denny's or White Spot. Very reasonably priced for the quality and quantity of food from the dinner menu. Service was excellent, servers attentive, and our food came within 15 minutes of ordering. Very baby/child/family-friendly as well, great ambiance. Excellent choice for a relaxing meal with family or friends, and a nice change from the Chinese restaurants in the surrounding area. Will definitely be back.
Cheap. The price is cheap- probably why the food is cheap and the staff cheaper. You get ONE soy sauce and a drop of wasabi and that's it. You want more you pay. It's premade packaged sushi that is made at their Vancouver store. I was actually shocked when I read the list of ingredients over 25 plus in one sushi roll and over half of them were unpronounceable chemicals. I like fish and rice period. I kinda felt sick after I read the list and spent the afternoon sucking back water in was so thirsty. You pay too high a price for the cheap cost.
I understand it's a busy lunch hour,but that's no excuse to mess up on my order and then charge and BLAME me for it. I made it clear when I got to the counter that I wanted a Chicken Teriyaki Salad. The lady even put the chicken in the microwave!!! (as the other was putting my salad together). I got to the cashier who asked the others behind the counter in THEIR own language (Hindi?) what my order was. I assumed you knew what you were doing - you proved me wrong.
I paid and left assuming all was in order. Well, I opened my salad - there's NO CHICKEN...okay fine so I go back, I get it, mistakes happen, we all make mistakes. So I kindly line up AGAIN and when I get to the counter the same lady looks all confused. She looks in the microwave and lo' and behind there's MY chicken!!! She doesn't look me in the eyes and instead stands there confused looking from side to side. So she DUMPS the whole piece into my salad and hands it back to me. In the meantime, I get to the cashier again and this time she claims she told me my order was a "Veggie Delight" and of course I tell her otherwise so she says instead "ya ya, jus' gimme thee money". No apology from either of them. I would have happily paid the extra $2 or so had I received some apology or customer service. Where's the common courtesy??? I'm NEVER going back to that Subway!!!
Over an hour to get all of our food. They took our tea pot away half way through lunch to refill it. Or at least I thought that's what they were doing. It never came back. Should have sent out search and rescue. No one really came by our table at all over the course of a couple of hours.
Beware, when it come to paying the bill, ALL THEY CAN FOCUS ON IS THE TIP. When I said I wasn't a going to leave a tip, they suddenly showed up at our table. Finally, some service. Oh wait, it was only to ask for a tip again. When I told him about our problems, all I got I was a half hearted, "we're busy". No apology, no real explanation, nothing. When he figured out that he was t getting a tip, he gave me THE FINGER. Yes, a very classy person. Wonder if he learned that in ESL. Oh wellie sure they have enough business without me ever returning. But if you look at other review sites, their sucky service is well noted.
You can find other places with just as good food but with much better service. Please let this place die.
Went there for lunch with my family, food quality was okay~ Cooked food was bad, I rather go to food court. Salad was the only good thing in the buffet. The worse thing is the services, rude and bad attitude. This lady scared my 2 yr old who was just sitting on the bench quietly playing with her iPhone. Without a word, she rushed to the table and removing all the dishes and cup in front of my child, when she walked away, she made this horrible face and said "I'm taking these away....... Blah blah... Or else I will needa clean it...". Forgot the exact words she said because I was too shock at her action. I understand (maybe) she did this for my child's safety, but can she be a bit more polite or at least be gentle when taking the stuff away, the noises she made scared everyone. And this chef at the bar, I accidentally dripped a half-penny size congee on the bar, and he wiped it right away and said 'Oh man~~~'.... I didn't know why I paid almost $20 for this quality of food and services.
Yokohama Teppanyaki is my favorite all time restaurant.very beautiful decor,I had a good experience every time. their teppanyaki experience is fun and the meat used is high quality. A5 Wagyu from Japan grilled to absolute perfection and melts in your mouth with buttery goodness.the filet mignon is SO good. Tender cooked just right . the sushi and sashimi here is fresh.I like the roll is so well made. I order the Lobster roll so fancy and delicious.Uni Sashimi is my favorite too. only $8.95 whole fresh uni.if you want a quality food. It would be a good place to eat.
This restaurant has great food and great service. All of the servers are good, but, I must say that Shannon and Smarten are two for the best. Great service and smiles. You can see that they enjoy their work and the people that they meet. Great job ladies. Again all of the servers in this restaurant are great. The hostesses and hosts are friendly and manage to do a great job of seating customers in a timely and smooth manner. All in all a great place to eat.
We ordered the $12 Friday night steak special and chicken strips. Although the chicken is listed as an appetizer, when fries are added it makes a nice, light meal. I'm looking forward to trying other appetizers on my next visit. The service was prompt and friendly. When the food came, it was well presented and tasty. We'll definitely add this place to our list of local restaurants that offer good value and service.
I've eaten here many times and the food was really amazing! The chef performs his cooking skill in front of us and shocks everyone there. The sushi there is really wonderful. You will definitely enjoy the service in yokohama and it will become one of your favourite place to go.
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