This place used to be great but has continually deteriorated over the last ten years. We live fairly close and used to go once a week. The design of the room is great and the patio is lovely but the furnishings are awful - uncomfortable chairs that are falling apart and dirty and the arm chairs in the corners are absolutely filthy. The carpet could also be cleaned or replaced. In addition, they seem to have trouble keeping all the washrooms in working order. The food is uninspiring to say the least. The Chicken Quesadilla used to be one of my favourites but I think they have started using bags of frozen diced chicken because it smells and tastes old. The last two times I went there I ordered the Quesadilla without chicken because it was so bad. My husband has had the salmon and it smelled and tasted very fishy. Virtually everything we have tried from the menu has been poorly executed and bland.
The service is unreliable as well. Some of the servers don't seem to care at all about providing decent service. There is one woman that is awesome but the rest just don't care.
We also used to take out of town guests there because it was a nice casual place with decent food. We would no longer take anyone there because it has been so poorly maintained and is so dirty. In fact, we don't go there any more for the same reason.
Only went a couple times because it was out of the way......and kind of pricy. Very nice décor inside so I guess they need money to cover the cost. Tried to find something on the menu that was snackable but not put me in the poorhouse. No luck there and what I did order was hum drum. Nay comin back.
Went here with the kids for a nice lunch. We had the AYCE buffet but it was barely anyone there That should have been a sign that I should have walked out. We had butter chicken and goat curry with rice and garlic naan. The butter chicken was lacking flavour and the goat curry was decent. The garlic naan was tasty. Tried the other dishes but they were less memorable. After we started eating at 130pm, we were the only people there. The service was ok, as the waitress offered us some fresh garlic naan. The variety was nothing to mention. Most of the meat was gone except for the goat curry. It just seem that they are going through the motions and really do not care. I used a coupon that was in the newspaper so that the usually $11.99 buffet was $8.99. Would I ever go back even if it was $8.99, probably not as there are so many other East Indian restaurants that are so much better.
As a middle aged woman, I will never go to this deli again, even though there are some cheap prices because the owner is a real pig. He honestly had me in tears with his nasty insults. So, I guess he only wants hard-nosed men to buy from him who can put up with his crude language & disgusting photos hanging on the wall (owner in ladies underwear etc). Go here at your own risk; does the health inspection branch every go here? I doubt it!
Went here with the family and inlaws in tow. Ordered the assorted tempura, 62 pieces party tray, toro and salmon sashimi, chicken and beef terayaki dinner for the 4 adults and 2 kids. The service and the decor was great. From the looks outside and the neighbourhood, you would not have known that this restaurant would be so good. Was impressed that once you entered, you come into a very clean and professional establishment. The food came out fresh and tasty. The assorted tempura was hot and fresh. The chicken and beef terayaki could have used some more sauce as it was lacking. The party tray and the sashimi was awesome. Very impressed with the freshness and flavour. The price was a bit high, but you are paying for quality. Overall review is that I would return when I am craving good sushi.
Went here with the family in tow and went out to try some Taiwanese food. It is located in a small strip mall near Central City, but so worth the trip. The decor is clean and modern. The food is excellent. We had the House special chow mein, Taiwanese noodles with deep fried fish in a black pepper sauce, beef brisket with bamboo shoots and cabbage in a clay oven pot with rice and deep fried curry pork chops with rice. All the food came out hot and fresh. The taste was excellent. Very impressed, as I did not expected such tasty dishes. The service was great, very attentive and patience. They were able to answer all my questions with ease. Overall I am very impressed with this establishment. I will come again soon to try the other dishes and the tasty drinks.
Went here with the kids to give this place a try. Read some previous reviews from other websites and they seem to like it. So we tried the lunch specials which was beef and vegetables on rice, chicken fried noodles and curry chicken on rice. The portions were average, leaning on the smaller sides, but for $5.95, it was decent value. The taste is nothing special, very westernized Chinese food. The ingredients were satisfactory. There was not an over abundance of meat in the dishes. Can me a Chinese food snob, but I found that this restaurant was nothing special. The decor was blah, needs to be updated. The service was great. The owner was very nice, but that does not take away the meh taste of the food.
Came here tonight for 3 friends birthday parties. Upon entering the restaurant, I felt a good vibe and thought that ambiance was great. That was about all that was good.
It wasn't all that busy, but they only had two waitresses working, and I believe there was also another party, and a few more tables with patrons.....service, I am sorry, but it was almost non-existent. on the half side of the table I was on, a friend of mine and I decided to share two appetizers. The saganaki and a Caesar salad. for main course I ordered a steak and lasagne. my friend next to me had greek ribs. two other friends had chicken souvlaki, and another person in the party had "Kleftiko"
our saganaki came that we shared. It was good. but then our mains came before the Caesar salad. I asked the waitress about that, and she just replied "well, right now this is what I have" the idea of an appetizer, particularly a salad is supposed to come before the main meal (or at least I think it is) anyhow, that wasn't a really big deal anyways. the steak was ok, but the lasagne was terrible. Oh, and did I mention that they didn't give me a spoon for my lasagne? We had to repeatedly ask for things....the people on my side of the table all said that the food was not really good. even when we waived down the waitresses it took them awhile to get to us. no offers on refills or anything.
Can't really blame the waitresses much when there are only two of them, and they have two parties, plus other patrons to serve.
Anyhow, don't think we will be back soon....food was not great at all, and service was certainly below par
Korean sushi or ‘Gimbap’ has always been one of my family’s favourites. Today, my mother went to Hannam at 9:08am to purchase some gimbap. Since the store was just opening, nothing was ready yet… So she asked if she could wait for some. The lady behind the counter was very nice, she told my mother to wait 20minutes…It ended up being 30minutes, but the lady was very pleasant & apologized, so my mother was quite happy.
That changed quickly.
When she took the gimbap to the cashier—she was greeted with an attitude, almost a glare. What was her problem? My mother has no idea. Then, the cashier exclaimed the price on the gimbap had been labelled wrong… “It’s $5.69, not $3.99”. APPARENTLY, MY MOTHER HAD TAKEN ANOTHER STICKER AND STICKED IT ON THE GIMBAP HERSELF. Yes. The cashier implied that my mother had managed to go through their machines, make her own sticker, and then stick it on the gimbap.
At this point, she felt humiliated. The cashier had accused her loudly!! Everyone around her was staring. Upset, my mother tried to stand up for herself—but she couldn’t, she can’t speak English. At this point, the manager walked by. My mother tried to explain, but it didn’t make sense because the cashier had already got rid of the stickers. The only thing she could say was “before, sticker $3… Now $5”. The manager thought she was bargaining. The cashier didn’t speak. My mother was told to leave.
My mother was wrongly accused, humiliated, and is extremely upset. She swears she saw a smirk on the cashier’s face when she left the store. Why was the cashier so rude? I have no idea. The only conclusion I can think of is not very pleasant… The cashier was probably racist. My mother’s Chinese. Koreans & Chinese had a rocky relationship in the past.
Dear Hannam, please pick up your phone… I’m quite angry & ranting online is barely helping. My mother did not deserve to be discriminated against. No one does.
I've dined at many mongolie restaurants over the years. In fact I really enjoy the concept. But the price of a single bowl here is stupidly high. For the price of one bowl you can get ALL the ingredients and sauces from your supermarket and make it yourself.
Certainly not returning to this location any time soon.
I have been a patron of Asian Spice for many years-have actually craved their food. I placed an order today for pick up. After picking it up and driving home (to Newton) I realized that they had given me the wrong item. I called the restaurant and spoke to the server and told her that it was wrong and I wanted it replaced for which she agreed. I stated I could not come back immediately but would return in an hour.
Once I arrived I was greeted by the owner/manager and explained that I was there to pick up the food. I brought the incorrect dish back as proof. The manager argued with me, denied that I had actually ordered anything that day while the server there did not say anything. I explained the situation again and again and was met with denial and accusation that I had brought back old half eaten food to the restaurant( it was less than 2 hours old and not half eaten).
It was not until the waitress finally spoke up, acknowledged that I had placed the order and the error that had been made that thhe manager begrudgingly acknowledged that it was a mistake on their part, refused a refund (because by that time I really wasn't interested in eating their food) but did concede to giving the correct dish.
I actually have to say I felt humiliated by this experience-she made me feel like I was a low life thief for virtually 12$ worth of food. I was actually in tears by the end of this. I told her this was very poor customer service and was pretty much told that I don't have to eat there anymore (which I won't).
I have never met a person that rude in my life and I understand the waitresses hesitation to come forward (for fear of being chewed out). I hope this owner reads this and all the other reviews out there about her as it seems that she is a big problem to the success of this place.
WILL NEVER EAT THERE AGAIN!!!
This is the place we take friends, we can count on a good meal and friendly service. We always try something different and are never disapointed. So lucky they are so close to home. The prices compare to any other Greek restaurant but the quality of the food is beyond compare. It is very cosy and we never feel rushed to leave.
Went here with the family and my folks. I had read from other website (ie. Urbanspoon) that this place had very good dim sum. Thus I wanted to try for myself and form my own opinion. First they charge you for tea per person and unfortunately that practice is not uncommon. Then they do not have dim sum by cart but a photobook with pics of the various dim sum. Yet the pics had no prices so you do not know exactly what they will cost. Kind of like a crapshoot from there. We ordered the standard fares like shrimp dumplings (decent), pork dumplings (meat was tough and not tendered like it should be), deep fried pork dumpling (had too much dough), sticky rice (decent), beef balls (was a bit tough), bar-b-q pork buns (was decent tasting but small portions), and pan fried noodles with beef (decent but portion on the little size). They forgot one of my dishes that I ordered and it was near the lunch, so they offered to cook it up but it would have taken 15-20 minutes which I politely decline. The food overall was nothing special. Some of the dishes were not as tasty as it could have been. The prices are quite high compare to other dim sum restaurants and the quality you get yet I guess the price is high due to lack of competition. I was very disappointed as the reviews on Urbanspoon rated this restaurant very good. The service is decent and they get you the napkins and hot sauce (requests) when you ask. But that could not save the quality or quantity of the food. The parking is limited in the front but there is more in the back, but be warned that some customers double park and can block you in as it is quite tight in the back parking lot. Overall I will try other dim sum/chinese restaurant before I consider returning back to this establishment.
The workers (women) were too busy chit-chatting with one another. I ordered a dozen of donuts (assorted ones) and all they gave me were the ones that they can't sell. (Old fashioned plain about 4, old fashioned glazed - 2, long john - 1, double chocolate - 1, 4 maple donuts. I was too busy dealing with the payment so I did not have a chance to check what they were putting in the box. Very disappointed, frustrated customer I am. I will never go back to that branch again.
Service was good but the food fell short. The bread was good. Next time we're going to either Piazza Dario on Grandview where you get twice the ambiance and outstanding food for an additional 20% or DaMario on Hastings for incredible food and value. We wanted to try out something new in the Surrey area but this just wasn't a hit unfortunately. We're getting very picky about food lately so not everyone may agree with this review. Try at your own risk and you may like it, we weren't offended by it but we're not going back either.
Great location on the beach. We were a group of 4 who chose my suggestion for dinner. The dinner was of very poor quality and flavourless, not freshly prepared. The rice, potato and salad were bland, no roasted vegetables, peas, and the meat was dry and overcooked. It was Sunday Easter Dinner and the restaurant was not busy. The experience was extremely disappointing and I was embarrassed for the suggestion. Will not return again.
Firstly, being a large group you are moved from the ambiance of the dining room to the large banquet room in which the atmosphere is entirely different. Cold and certainly not as festive but.... doable once our group was moved to a larger table because I apparently made the reservation for the wrong amount of people.
The food select was very small in variety and was displayed as if it was the leftover part of the other side or maybe that was just because our reservation was at 11am and they opened at 10
Guess not enough staff to monitor the décor to ensure everything was filled.
One person to serve the egg station, waffle and carving table.....
Then there was the entrée(s) in which again the presentation was without labels so you had to open and close each one....which may or may not have contributed to the chicken being dried out and bland even though it was in a sauce.
Roast Beef tough and you were obligated to accept the slice offered even if you requested a different one.
Ham also dry and very disappointing .....all for the price of $30
Alternative choice was Newlands where everyone had been many times before and we thought for 3 generations gathering for the first time in years, let's go somewhere a little more elegant and maybe a different selection in food.....wrong!!! they have far more selection, presentation and atmosphere even in the banquet room...Sorry...should have gone with the gut!
Went here with a group of co-workers after work around 1045pm. I ordered the large pho with the beef brisket, well done beef flank, tripe and tendons. My buddies ordered the tamer well done beef flanks or the salad rolls and one of my friends ordered the vegetable pho. My pho was decent, The phos all came hot and fresh and from what my friends said, the salad rolls were delicious. I usually find the broth on the saltier side, but I was not complaining as I expect that. The service was very good. Not only did they attend to our needs ie. hot sauce, refills on water and tea, the waitress managed to separate our bills. It is nice that they stayed open late and served food as not too many places do at that time of night. I would revisit there again.
Went here with the family for a quick dinner. Wanted to use a coupon to justified buying the coupon book. Never been to a Taco Del Mar before and plan to never return. My better half and I ordered the beef and chicken buritoes. For the kids we ordered the kids meal which was casadas (cheese) and fries with a drink. The food all tasted the same....BAD. No taste and overly greasy. If we did not have the coupon (2 for 1) then I would be really upset with the overpriced crappy meal. Taco Time or Taco Bell is far better than this place. I was so disappointed that I paid what I did for this subpar meal, that I could barely swallow the crap they called Mexican food. I guess that is what you get for a franchise restaurant that has owners that is definitely only there to make money as a franchise restaurant owner and know nothing about Mexican cuisines. Will rather eat a microwaveable Mexican burito from 7-11 than eat here again. At least 7-11 would be cheaper.
We discovered this place through word of mouth and the owner use to sell samosas from her residence. She finally opened up a tiny shop just behind the Crown Palace Banquet hall near Nordel way. These vegetarian samosas are divine. These are crispy, filled with potato, peas, coriander and heavenly spices. The crust is not thick and the owner cooks them on the spot. We noticed she has a strong clientele and often we see the same people coming back for more. We're hooked and have become addicts! Awesome with ketchup and she also sells her own chutney. We haven't tried other stuff off the menu.
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