Today a friend and I had decided to come to 'Swiss Chalet' for lunch. It has been a couple of years since either of us had been, so we were kind of excited to try it again.
Upon entering, the large restgaurant was pretty quiet with only a couple of taqbles being occupied (It was around 3:00 anyways, so perhaps it was before the dinner rush would come) the waitress seated us at a nice location and all, but we were a little surprised that they didn't just allow us to seat ourselves anywhere in the restaurant given that there were only one or two other tables being occupied (but oh well)
The waitress gave us time to look at our menu, and we had finally decided what we were going to order.
I ordered the quarter chicken (All white meat) and 1/2 rack ribs combo with fries and a bit of coleslaw. My friend had ordered a chicken quesadilla with no fries, but added coleslaw. I ordered a Pepsi to drink, but my friend just stuck with water.
Our food took longer than it takes at most other restaurant chains, and considering that it was slow we were kind of surprised (but, I believe it is a healthier alternative to other regular chains, so perhaps they take more time and pride with their food) However, we were not too pleased that we saw tables (including our own) without cutlery, and we had to go to a un occupied table and snatch some cutlery from there.
Anyhow, the food came. I also got a side of Chalet Sauce (which is pretty much cinnamon gravy) our food was pretty good and enjoyable, but the Chalet Sauce was not great at all. and my friend couldn't finish one of her quesadillas, so let me have it. It was good, but seemed to have more bell peppers in it than actual chicken.
All in all, except for the slow service, the food was pretty good and we did have a good time.
We will be back
i went to this small donair shop in cloverdale for the second time this week. Just when you dont think it could get any better it just hits you by surprise, and the size of the donairs is huge compared to most of the competing shops around. For $4.99 you have to be foolish to refuse such great taste at such a low price.
My new favorite restaurant. The place is big enough for lots of people but I guess with the location it doesn't fill up. What they do is fill you up instead. Extensive menu will keep me coming back, only next time I'll know how big the dishes are. I was trying to sample an appetizer (spring rolls) and a rice dish (currey beef flank on rice). Way too much unless you come real hungry. Both dishes had that authentic taste of being closer to home cooked than restaurant fare. The place is also one of the cleaner diners I've been to as well. Salad rolls are big and tasty too. Good friendly service. Took half what I ordered home but was really wanting to have the fried banana with ice cream for dessert, next time for sure.
My husband and I came in even though I'm a vegetarian I knew they had veggie burgers and I like onion rings. I asked about how the veggie burgers are prepared and was told they're cooked on the same grill alongside the meat burgers. I was quite surprised. They should be cooked in separate food prep areas so no animal fat comes in contact with the veggie burger. I suppose it doesn't matter if you're not a vegetarian and just want to eat a veggie burger but if there are medical or religious reasons for being a vegetarian then that's just wrong.
I decided to go get something at Quiznos just a few steps away and my husband stayed to order a burger. He said it was OK but way overpriced for what you get.
The restaurant is on a corner unit and huge windows bring in lots of light. Very bright and staff are always cleaning.
When I walked in, 2 girls greeted me immediately. I sort of knew what to expect as a friend of mine reccmmended the place. I liked that I was able to try before I ordered (which may have made it more difficult for me to decide because it was so tastey). The steam table may throw one off but the food was surprisingly very fresh and my friend told me ahead of time that I could ask for the food to be made straight from the kitchen. I didnt find the need to do so but having the option was nice. The girls were very helpful with all the samples. All in all this was great food and great value. I will be sure to be back and lucky for me, i work near their other location. I recommend the spicey pork. Honey chicken was also very good.
I come here often for the $5.99 Lunch Specials which are always freshly cooked on steamed rice and comes with a bowl of soup. There are many varieties to choose from and portions are always good. I also tried their Vietnamese Phở soup and it did not disappoint. More meat and noodles than any other Phở place I've been to.
Three of us ate here this evening. Cost before tip was $170 which would have been okay if the food had been good. Prime rib was just barely warm and seemed like it had been sitting around for a while. Appies were boring and very ho hum. Friends steaks were described as "okay"--not good but just okay. Waiter was okay, but not outstanding with the small things like offering more water. Surprised to see people waiting to get in on a Wednesday night. Can't believe that they all think the quality is good. This is my second visit and likely my last. People sure are settling for the mediocre these days. In the past a restaurant with a reputation based on steaks and good prime rib who served meat like we had wouldn't stay in business for long.
We decided to try out the restaurant, since it has moved from Vancouver. What a waste!!
They were catering two parties at the same time, so service
was non-existant. We order lamb-saag..and the spinach tasted
like it had come out of a can. I was very disappointed with the restaurant. And
Do recommended them not open up the restaurant portion
while catering to two parties. Or hire more staff. Very disappointing. Do not
Recommend it at all.
Have been looking for a good greek restaurant for months and got recomended to try My Greek Taverna in Surrey. Best decision I ever made, The food was amzing, I had the garlic prawns, and my husband had the roast lamb, The portions were big, and I couldnt even finish my plate. Leftovers for lunch. Had great service, the waitress, was funny and personable. Huge smiles all around. Will defiantly be back.
This was the best Greek food that I`ve had in a very long time. We started out with a Spanakopita appetizer, which was melt in your mouth filo pastry. For a main course I had beef and prawn souvlaki, served with Greek salad, potatoes, rice and pita. The beef was the most tender and flavouful, (cut it with my fork) and the prawns were plentiful and perfectly seasoned. My wife had the specialty prawn dish `Prawns Uvetsi` which are large prawns, prepared in a tomato base, with feta, peppers and onions, served with Greek salad , rice and pita. The portions are huge, the meals are very tasty, and the staff is very attentive. The restaurant has been redecorated and updated, and is well worth a visit. There are no better restaurants in the Surrey-Delta area,
We went to Bombay Se for late lunch/early dinner. There were no partron in the restuarant. The waitress told us that the lunch buffet was still on and it was $11.99. We took a quick look and they had butter chicken and goat currey for their mains. They also had a couple of vegetable dishes. I asked for Tandoori chicken but they did not have this on the buffet. For this price you also get a soft drink/dessert and Chai. Not a bad price. We ate and she got us fresh naan at our table. You also have a choice for garlic naan or plain naan. I think she also mentioned that the have Roti. Food was ok. I would not say it was outstanding but not bad for the price. There were lots of choices so one could not go hungry. The server was also very good. She checked on us a few times. She looked bored as we were the only people in the resturant. Not sure if it gets busy at lunch time or dinner time. The resturant is big with lots of tables etc. Would go back but there are too many Indian resturants in Surrey to try.
Ordered the #36 which was $8.20 and came with 3 meat selections on a bed of rice noodle with salad. Had a tough time eating the whole thing and that was mostly because of the amount of meat in the dish. It had chicken 2 pieces. pork chop about one large piece and a pork patty like item. All where nicely done and flavorful. The salad was fresh and tasty. The side of dipping sauce was differant from most places as it had more chili bite to it. The other diner with me just had the salad rolls which she found to be good and the dipping sauce just as good as well. No doubt I'll be back. I hope they don't go out of business because there were a few more dishes that I would like to try that you don't usually see on Vietnemese menus. That 5 meat plate looks like one to take on with a group. Good value for reasonable price.
Ordered takeout from here as the better half and friends were craving the westernized version of Chinese food. They ordered lemon chicken, sweet and sour pork, fried rice, vegetables dish chop suey (whatever the hell that is), and another dish which I do not know what it was, and boy was it disappointing. The price was not cheap either as it came around $20 per person. The lemon chicken was terrible and had a bland taste. The sweet and sour was good, but could not make up for the bland and greesy food that came delivered. Read so many positive reviews and thought I would be pleasantly surprised. I should have trusted my gut instinct and gone to a real chinese restaurant. Even on their worse days they will beat this place on their best day. I even looked them up on the net and ready their history, that they serve authentic chinese food and how great their history was...blah, blah blah. Or should I say bland, bland, bland. I should have known better when there was not any chinese characters on their menu and they have the "special combos"....
Like their fortune cookie should have said...."you live and learn from your mistakes"
Finally we find a great Thai restaurant in Surrey. The food was very authentic and the ingredients tasted very fresh. We decided to try out their lunch special and three of us ordered separate dishes. All I can say is wow! The flavors were very savory and we left wanting more. I ordered a spicy beef dish with green beans and this dish was absolutely wonderful and full of mouth watering flavor. This dish came with a soup and spring roll all of which were fresh. We can't wait to go back. This place and Talay Thai are my only two favorite Thai restaurants in the lower mainland areas.
I take exception to the previous review about the guy shouting at the customer. My daughter and I eat here about once a month. She takes the skytrain in from the city and I drive over from Langley. We both love White Spot and this is sort of 1/2 between where we each live. I am older, in my 60's and not in any way street wise. My daughter is a bit better and can handle herself if the situation should arise. But we have never had any occasion at this restaurant where we have had anything out of the ordinary occur. Both my daughter and I are a bit intolerant of noisy kids and if we saw a table with noisy kids, we would ask to be seated elsewhere but I don't recall that ever being a problem here. Food is as always good, restaurant is clean, and service is great. Absolutely HATE the pictures on the wall, but whatever.
Dear Freinds ,
I am going write my first review of my lifetime about Gulberg Restuarant . Today 25 dec 2012 I went to have dinner in this restuarant along with my wife . I order chicken tikka it took more than 30 minutes to get our order and moreover it was not cooked properly and it was raw and without salt . it was terrible to eat . i have seen many customer arguing with the front sale person because he took order from the guest for the dishes which was not available and customers were not informed about that . they kept waiting . i work with the hotel in downtown Vancouver so i know the standards very well . This is the most UNHEIGENIC restuarant in the world . i have seen salad bar in the front was filthy with lot of dirt and it seems it is not washed since ages . I think this restuarant is running because there is very few Halal meat restuarant available in Surrey . I am so frustated with the restuarant that i am compelled to write this review . My advice please avoid this restuarant . Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
$18 for 9 chocolates that were absolutely horrible -- not a lot of flavour and they have a sort of sugar rim around the filling. the chocolate itself was okay but there are many other chocolate outlets that offer a much tastier product if you want something besides good packaging. Style isn't everything!
Ever had pho? Probably not with this price tag attached. You may walk in, balk at the price and start thinking "there's a million and one pho places in the Lower Mainland, why on earth am I here?!" Don't be thrown off, though! You're getting what you pay for, and that's high-quality food, great ambiance (especially compared to the usual Pho restaurant) and very personable service. The owner takes time to not only check on you, but introduce himself and none of it comes off as phony. He seems like a great guy, and I hope his place succeeds (it wasn't very busy when I stopped by, but that WAS dead in the afternoon).
The pho is outstanding. I've tried it a few times elsewhere, but the broth here, as well as the noodles... put in a little hot sauce and you've got it perfect. I loved it. The Vietnamese sandwich was delicious too, and I'd recommend the Vietnamese-style espresso over ice, if you're sleepy. It's very good.
I love the decor, too! It's kind of pho-style, if you've been before, where there are lots of cafeteria tables with the hot sauce and sweet sauce, and you order at the counter and they bring it out to you. Very communal. The decorations are spartan but engaging, and it's a fun place to look around.
Alas, this all comes at a hefty price, for pho. I'm used to going in and paying $6-7 for a big bowl, but here it's upwards of $10. The sandwich is another 8, and for two with the coffee I was above $20! For pho!
But hey, maybe I'm just being a huge cheapskate. I'm just not used to pho costing this much, but then again, I'm not used to it being this good!
I had ordered two medium pizzas and they took over an hour and when it did finally arrive they tasted old the crusts were hard like day old pizza and we had to warm them. They also didn't send the correct method of payment so we had to scramble to find cash. When I phoned them to complain I got told there was nothing that he could do since he only just started his shift and didn't take my order.
I am very unhappy with the level of service.
We used to really enjoy eating here, and the $4 deserts are still great, and the calamari is really good too.
The prime rib specials were awesome, but they don't seem to have those anymore.
The great thing is the horse racing ambiance, getting to either place bets or just watch the races and guess who was going to win over coffee and cheescake. Ahh, the Pimlico Cheesecake. If anything, come to the Derby for that and a coffee to go with it.
And the Santa Anita pizza is always a filling meal. My husband loves it and always keeps some slices for leftovers.
The last time we visited, the caesar salads tasted like they had bleach in them and even when they remade them, the bleach taste was still there. I suspect they didn't actually remake the salads, and just shuffled the lettuce around.
Might give the salad another chance someday.
For now, it's desert, calamari and pizza.
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