There were two locations of this restaurant, one in Vancouver and one in Langley. The Van. location has closed, but the Langley one is still as busy as ever. Very tasty and reasonably priced sandwiches
The owner is reason enough to go to this place. If your the politically correct type this is not the place for you, just go to Subway. The place is a mess but the sandwiches are awesome. Your stomach will hurt from laughing and being full from the massive sandwich. It's a must stop if your in Port Kells. I want to go now just thinking about it.
I found this experience highly entertaining. like immersion in an snl skit. Walked in with sunglasses and was asked if I "sold the crack". Hilarious. More so the crack dealers / wannabees in front of me got more of it. The sandwich guy was takin the piss outa them. "you bring me rock, I give you discotunt". Lot's of gay sex humour. when my wife I walked in we got "it's no longer a gay deli a woman is here. Self depricating humour about homosexuality. Sandwich man explained to the Filipino group how when he lived in Saudi, when the Filipino's got arrested the police always buggered them but but when he was arrested he was deemed too hairy. Startded to seem possibley offesvive then he lectured the room on tolerance. "Some people look for faults in the behavour and personal lives of others". This guy is not a bigot, he just likes to push buttons and see the reaction. He asked my wife permission to tell a story involving rimjobs and flatuence.
Oh yeah, sandwich.
You could basically survive 24 hrs on this sandwich. I needed two go's 5 hours apart to finish it. Meat two inches thick plus one inch of cheese. Fresh bun. Could easily be shared. it would cost $6 to reproduce this $7 sandwich.
Hilarious, stupidly huge sandwich.
can't wait to share one.
To be honest, I have been nervous of going here despite my eagerness to finally find a giant tasty sandwich. The reviews made me feel like I would be intimidated by this crude motormouth of a sandwich man - but I had no reason to be scared! Like other reviewers say, he doesn't let up for a moment, continuing on his monologue of innuendos and rude jokes, whilst making the sandwiches, but he was also very respectful of the customers waiting in line. And a real softie!
I went with my baby daughter and he was smitten with her. In fact, he gave me my sandwich ahead of those waiting in line and for free because he thought my baby was cute! I suspect it was actually because he wanted to get me out of the store so he could continue telling rude jokes, but what a sweetheart!
Although there is a menu written on a whiteboard, it didn't really feel like the done thing to order from it. He obviously prefers to make whatever he feels like, and give all customers the same fillings ie whatever meats he currently has on his chopping board. Fine by me, I was happy to go with the flow. The only question he was asking the customers was which bread they wanted, and then proceeded to make the sandwiches using what ingredients he wanted.
The sandwich itself was awesome! Aside from the impressive size (it weighed in at a whopping 1 pound 12.5oz), it was really tasty too. Even if it was a fraction of the size, I still loved the flavour and quality of the meats, and the bread was proper bread, none of the light flavourless buns so favoured by most sandwich shops. The sandwich had a whole host of meats on it - salami, ham, beef and possibly turkey, I can't remember now. Far more than a sandwich should contain but wow, value for money. And some cheese then a bit of lettuce and tomato.
The shop itself doesn't look great and it doesn't have that sparkling clean deli feel about it, but it WAS clean and he washed his hands after handling money and wrapping the sandwiches etc. All in all, I will be back, I'm already craving my next giant sandwich!
The sandwiches are epic -- and so is the vulgarity of the comments from the shop's proprietor, who would consider this comment a backhanded endorsement.
Everything is fresh (read that as many ways as you want), and the vendor is actually an accomplished building engineering professional who gave up that nonsense to create massive sandwiches with a thick side of crude humour.
The food is good, but don't say we didn't warn you -- this dude talks ditry! Lineups can also get long, but the sandwiches are worth the wait. I recommend the 911.
The sandwiches here are without question, the best I've ever had. No one else even comes close. The quality of the meats and cheeses are fantastic and the bread is truly gourmet. BUT...as good as the sandwiches are, I'm not sure if having to put up with the owners' exreme level of vulgarity is worth it. In the multiple times I've been in this deli, I've never waited less than 20 minutes. Being a one man operation will slow the service down enough as it is but this service is even slower as our sandwich maker likes to pause in the middle of preparing food to tell us disturbing stories about male and female anatomy and his experiences with each. I'm not a prude, far from it, in fact some of his shtick is actually pretty funny. I just feel sorry for the elderly folks who come in to shop the fine selection of European and Scandinavian groceries and have to listen to the offensive banter taking place. So in the end, I doubt I'll be back, certainly not with my kids, but for those of you who can handle the bizarre antics, your in for the sandwich experience of a lifetime. Maybe your decision will be aided by searching Youtube for the video of the owner running around the deli, pulling his shorts down and exposing his ham(s) and salami in celebration of winning $75,000 on the lottery.
Ok first off, the owner is a very strange and funny. He actually has a warning on the door about his humour. Great guy though.
The sandwiches are about 3 times the size of a subway sub and he cuts the meat and cheese at the time of your order. He has so many different types of cheese its unreal.
I order a sub and alway buy a big slab of a cheese i have never tried.
Average price 5-6bucks........UNREAL VALUE