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.
My wife and I have enjoyed the Vault the last four times we dined there. This time we brought friends and am said to say were embarrassed to have them spend their money there. Food was still good but the service was terrible.
Pushy, rushing and interruptive. Who can enjoy friends and dinner like this???
We felt like we sat down and were being rushed to get out the door. Constant interruptions from our waitress. She wanted entry orders before we even opened the menu! I'd mention her name but of course no name tag or introduction. Sad since we previously enjoyed it there. Next time we'll find a more welcoming place.
I have been going to this place for several years now. Their made to order sandwiches and daily soups are great! They've kept me coming back for years. Their cakes are out of this world! So delicious and great variety, and none of them are sickly sweet like grocery store cakes. You must try their Italian cheesecake. It's nothing like your typically dense NY cheesecake. This is rich without being dense and heavy and the flavour cannot be beat! The one thing I'm not crazy about is their cookies though. I love a soft and chewy cookie and personally find theirs are too crispy and dry. Their muffins are also solid and gigantic in size! Skip on the cookies if you prefer soft and chewy and you won't be disappointed with anything you order!
-brought me tea when I asked for water and hot sauce as soon as I was seated
-had to ask multiple times when i didn't get the hot sauce I asked for and water refills were slow/neglected
-not worth it
-they even charged $2 for 2 glasses of water (without any signage or cost listed on the menu)
Peeved I was charged for water but even more peeved that I don't seem to see anyone else complaining about it. Would not recommend and would not go back.
I have eaten at this restaurant on numerous occasions. We dine there especially when the buffet is open as everyone in my family has slightly different tastes in Indian food. We consider it a good value for the price we've previously been charged for the kid's buffet. 3 kids and I usually dine there for about $25 (including tip).
At this particular time, I came with 3 of my kids - age 6, 8, 9. We only ordered 2 naans between the four of us and the kids had very little portions. The butter chicken had very little meat in it and the goat curry had small pieces of meat with a lot of bones. There was no fruit this time. On the positive side, the fish pakora was very fresh tasting and the naans were soft and baked perfectly (there have been times we've been served hard and crunchy naans).
When I went to pay the bill, the waitress asked me the ages of my children. I told her and she said that she'd have to charge my 9 year old for an adult's buffet and charged my two younger children the price of the kid's buffet. Total $48!! - for 3 kids and 1 adult. WTF?
She looked at my shocked expression and asked me what was wrong. I told her that I've never been charged so much before and that I've dined there on numerous occasions. I told her that I've never had to pay adult prices for my kids and that I don't even get charged for my younger 2 because they eat so little. She argued with me and said that I must've come at lunch instead of dinner. I insisted that it wasn't so, but she wouldn't budge and I gave up arguing and paid the bill.
I left feeling stupid and TOTALLY RIPPED OFF. I wouldn't have minded an explanation of "our prices have gone up", or "this is our new kid's buffet price", but she insisted I was wrong and I could tell my her expression that she was taking advantage of me.
I can't stand dishonest people. I am NEVER going back there again.
Went to pick up takeout order only to reach home and find out that one full meal was missing.When phoned to complain got attitude from hostess and no apologies.We had to drive back to pick up the rest of the meal and after all that that food was average and cold.Never going back and would not recommend at all and instead try The Greek Village in Delta.....much better food and service..
The service at this family run business is great. The food is amazing and reasonably priced too, as it is c of higher quality. I really enjoyed their cashew pizza -- which is definitely something creative and original. It is a sweet chilli sauce based pizza, with zucchinis, onions, fresh tomatoes, green peppers, roasted red peppers and cashews. Not only does this pizza appeal to the eye but it tastes just as great. I actually just ordered from them the other day and they've come a long way over the years. They have completely renovated the place and have expanded their variety of food choices. They've started serving Indian food as well. Their chaat papadi and Daal Makhani are something you should definitely try!
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