Once a very solid choice for South Surrey. This is what happens when you get compliance and not keep up with the times . Food specials where terrible. Three of four ordered the special of the day [schnitzel] and the meat was old tasting and tough, the carrots cold , the portions very small. Thank gawd I wasn't paying. Gone down hill and will not recover ?
The atmosphere and flow of the restaurant was promising but the experience went downhill after that. Although the server seemed friendly and knowledgeable we were served Beer on tap that was completely flat and tasteless. When we decided to complain about the beer, our server confessed that the CO2 was not working properly that day. Why would you serve the beer then? We proceeded to order the best wine from the sub-par wine list which was the highlight of our dining experience. The appetizer platter was lacking identity - calamari was not bad but chicken strips and cocktail shrimp drenched in cocktail sauce left us completely confused. I ordered the moussaka (Which I'm thinking has to be good...how can you go wrong with mashed potatoes, bechemel sauce, ground beef and eggplant?). I would say it was 75% ground beef, 2% eggplant. Pretty much like eating shepherd's pie. The dinner special - chicken and tiger prawn Souvlaki was nothing to write home about. And last but not least, the rice was, without a doubt, minute rice. Hard and completely tasteless. And, the potatoes were aweful! So disappointing because we love greek potatoes - who doesn't?! Do yourself a favour and spend your money somewhere else.
The new make over at Kiki's is that of a urban family restaurant with a new sports bar. Easy on the eyes and just comfortable enough to eat your meal before your rump gets numb from the paper thin padding on the redone chairs.
I think they should of spent some of the cash on making the kitchen a little more user friendly for those tired cooks. Most of Kiki's menu is that of a chef who has got lazy and prepares the same fare over and over with out making any corrections to the entre item.The roast lamb in particular. The lamb is mostly fat and grizzle with a small portion of meat between all the bones. The greek salad is so weak in flavour and lacks any zest including the one only olive. The rice was over cooked again and tasted like the stale vegetables they had mixed with in. The roast potatoe was under roasted with no lemon or tumeric flavours. Come on you guys the plate is $16.00 and should at least have 2 out of 3 items taste good. I have eaten this meal on several visits and find the last three visits in excuseable and below par. Life is to short to eat mediocre food especialy when your prices have risen and the food has not improved with the new expansion. A restaurant is a theatre and the food is the act and the staff are the actors. Like going to a bad movie you make negative comments when some one asks how was your meal at Kiki's new store The front of the house has lost that friendly spark. The staff are showing signs of doing the same gig for so long they present a tired attitude. Let the chef spend a little more on procuring some tastier vegetables such as tomatoes cucumbers and patatoes. Make the rice tast like it should when sided with the entree'. The feta cheese and olives need to be upgraded like the ones you would eat at a greek home. When you have a restaurant and have performed the same duties day in and day out, I think that better tasting food will inspire the cooks and the front of the house. A rehearsal is badly needed to turn the place around.