Love Greek food and this is one of the few place in my area to get it. Unfortunately this Souvlaki Huts is VERY poorly managed. No one picks up the phone to take an order, and when they do the order is always messed up. Have order from the approx. five times for take out and 4 of the 5 times the order was completely screwed up....no longer going to give them my biz.
Over the years I've found that china china's food to be Mediocre, it tasted bad, the vegetables tasted very poorly like they were lifeless, the beef tasted as if it was rotting or something. This last time i went there today i ordered the special with beef and black bean sauce and breaded shrimp and it was terrible. The beef again tasted very bad, the green peppers again tasted dead the shrimp was the best out of it all but this time when i ate it, it tasted weird ( not like last time). The rice tasted as if it had been sitting there for at least a day.
There are some times were the food actually tastes alright like on holidays or the odd time when i go there but the majority of the time that i go there it actually doesn't taste appetizing and ill have to throw out a portion of the food or give it to my brother who can actually tolerate that kind of taste.
I wandered into this "pizza" place completely by accident, drawn in by the intriguing, hand-printed signs promising "Butter Chicken Rolls" and a variety of kebabs. I rarely visit this part of the city, but today I happened to be in the neighborhood AND ravenously hungry, so I decided to take a chance on a low-key, local dining option. I was in for the surprise of my life.
Entering J Pizza Plus is visually underwhelming. Five time-worn booths line the south wall, while the large open kitchen and cashier areas occupy the the entire north wall. The back-lit plastic menu slots above the cash are all empty. Instead, the day's specials are laser printed on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of typing paper, all curled and warped by the steam and heat, taped to the glass wall separating staff and customers. So yes, visually, very underwhelming. But you only have to close your eyes and let the fantastic aromas wafting from the kitchen tell an altogether different story.
Personally, I am a fanatic for Indian cuisine, so I had no interest in the pizzas on display, although they looked fine - especially considering the ridiculously low prices. Instead, I decided to sample two Indian-style specials: the Chicken Biryani, and a Butter Chicken Roll.
Owner-chef Jamal cooked the Butter Chicken from scratch, slicing generous chunks of juicy, crimson Tandoori chicken and tossing it with onions, fresh cream, and all the other secret herbs and spices that have made this dish a comfort food favorite the world over. As he and his wife prepared my Naan bread and Biryani, another employee brought me a free samosa with a generous dollop of Jamal's home-made hot Scotch Bonnet and Mint sauce, of which the staff seemed particularly proud. The sauce was intense, testing the thresholds of my tolerance for heat, but without overpowering the unique and savory pungency that marked this as the condiment of an expert chef. All fans of fiery foods need to give Jamal's mint sauce a try. They won't regret it.
Both my dishes were ready in just about 12 minutes, and both were delicious.
First, the Butter Chicken Roll. A generous portion was wrapped up in a soft and fluffy Naan bread, with a counterpoint of freshly chopped lettuce adding a cool and crispy texture that perfectly underscored this classic sauce-heavy dish. It was delicious, and a bargain to boot!
While the Butter Chicken Roll was very, very good, the Chicken Biryani was on a whole other level. I have had Chicken Biryani countless times over the years, both in high end Indian restaurants as well as in dive-y hole-in-the-wall joints, but NEVER have I had Chicken Biryani quite like this before. It was, quite simply, the best Chicken Biryani I have ever had in my life. Jamal's super-authentic Hyderabad style seasoning and delicious falling-off-the-bone dark meat chicken (as it should be!) are now the Gold Standard by which I shall forever gauge my future encounters with this particular dish. At 4.99, it would be a bargain at TWICE the price they're asking.
The only negative thing I can think to say about J Pizza Plus is that it is so far from my home, which means I will be forced to make a weekly pilgrimage to get my Indian Food Fix! If they ever manage to put their signage in order and get some decent menus printed, watch out, because J Pizza Plus is already serving up some of Regent Park's tastiest food, even though very few people even know it exists.
my girlfiend and i went to bonita's dining loung for diner and drinks the place was about half full when we got there put filled quickly the customers where very loud and the staff was rude.
needles to say we will not be going back there and i would no sugest this place to any of my friends as for being a family restaurant that is a laugh more like the local dive bar
me and my buddies are from the upper beaches just minutes from wise guys so being my first time i was in specially hearing about the girls over there,we had wings and fries that were delisciouse and so cheap i bought for all my boys,we watched the game downing wings and beer.then karaokee started and we had a blast singing getting my groove on,struck up a converation with a hottie,played some pool with her,and we made date at wise guys the next leafs game/told her the wings and drinks are on me,think im makeing it game night at wise guys,they have a great outside patio and t.v.
I am a huge Belly Busters fan! The subs are fresh and the service is great! The interior is a little old school but lots of people appreciate the fact that it hasn't changed much over the years. I recently learned that they are going to be opening a new Belly's on King St! Very exciting!!
I've been going there for years as they usually provide decent service and speed especially during lunchtime. My favourite meal is the pho, as everything else on the menu is a bit too greasy for my liking. Recently, I have noticed a trend in the quality of their meat going down. It might be out of their control, as they're a franchise after all.
Tiny place but lots of regular faces since I started going to this restaurant. Always made to feel at home... fast service, huge portions, amazing salads and home made soups. I heard they are expanding into bigger premises which is always a sign of good business with so many restaurants closing down these days. Always packed and a line up at the take out. Souvlaki is wonderful and a lot of friendly banter, they call many customers by name... Never had a bad meal here and always had enough to take home for another meal... Tried breakfasts, lunch and dinners and a never ending flow of fresh coffee offered up. Good stuff.
We stopped in on a Friday night, we were only going to go to the bar for drinks, but the Female Bartender who was serving us, was so warm and friendly...and made great drinks, that, we stayed longer than we had planned to. She sold us on staying for dinner...she was right food was good, smaller serviings like we like. You can relax in the warmth and exotic feel of the place. Definately will go back!
I've been to this resturant since the last review , and i find the food here amazing. the service was really prompt and the servers were very polite. i ordered the sausage scrambler which is my favourite and it was everything i wanted and expected. i think there has been a management change recently because they are also now open until 8! breakfast all day, what a blessing!! over all, it was pretty great and i like to visit this place quite a lot.
Franks we Love it. My wife and I order our Pizza on a regular basses from Franks for delivery. Nothing like home made pizza dough and sauce from your pizza shop you could taste the difference at Franks Pizza hands down the best. Party size pizza is what we always order the basic and have a few slices for lunch the next day.
Always great food and staff are great. One of our favorites in downtown Toronto to go places. You won't be disappointed at Adega with a large group or a just the two. Food is authenic and true to Portugese cooking as you will find in this big city just give them a try.
I ate here on Feb 6/2013 and got a call the next day from my credit card company that these people were trying to take cash advances out of my credit card! DO NOT USE YOUR CREDIT CARD HERE! They must have a credit card reader! Check your credit card balances and activity!
It's hard to find a great Vietnamese restaurant that offers good food and great dining experiencce since there are so many around.
In North York, there are so many Viet restaurant that offers cheap eats..Having said that, often the food and service is of course inconsistent. The cleanliness of the place is also inconsistent.
I stumbled on this restaurant through an online review service, at first i was not convinced because it is called Forget Me Not Cafe, catchy name but is it a cafe or restaurant? I decided to try and boy was i surprised. It is a nice looking restaurant, the decor is simply relaxing, the service was great. Did not rush me to order, food came out in reasonable time and bill came when we asked for it, not like some places where we are rushed out.
Let's talk about the food..Oh my..I am a huge fan of Bun Bo Hue but could never find any place that make it right..I am now a fan, the Bun Bo Hue was greattttttttttttttt...the spiciness of it was just right, just as it should be, you can tell that they make it as it should be and not to change the taste to suit those who can't handle spicy food. I was greatly satisfied after my bowl.
I had to bring my parents and they loved it. They told me, this is what it should be like, you can't even find it this good back home (Vietnam of course).
We also had PHO and springroll and the fresh rolls and we are blown away by the aunthenicity of the flavours.
I am determined to come back and try all of their dishes but their main staples have fulfilled my love for Viet food.
I almost forgot to mention, their washrooms are clean and smells good too. Says alot about the people that runs the place.
I hope they continue to make this food, for i have a new Viet place to go.
Bakery Garden only has one location, at Bayview Village in Toronto. Their website advertises their omelettes and other items at a lower price than the restaurant actually charges. This is false advertising. Also, their website advertises a coffee loyalty card. I have been to the restaurant (which is really just an over-priced fast food place), many, many times and always bought coffee. I was never advised by staff of the coffee loyalty card. I only heard about it this week because I happened to check their website.
What good is a coffee loyalty card if the customers aren't told about it? I can't believe how many times I bought coffee and was never advised. Also, why are the prices on the website less for the same items in the actual restaurant? Lastly, Bakery Garden has not responded to my inquiries - obviously, they don't care. Fase advertising for both the fake coffee loyalty card and the website claiming their menu prices are less than they actuallya re.
Went with a friend today for a quiet coffee in the "lounge" area that is furnished with couches (ripped and dirty) and a fireplace. Despite sub-freezing temperatures and falling snow there manager/owner refused to turn on the fireplace, claiming it was broken. When I saw that the pilot light was lit in the fireplace, I asked again. The owner/manager claimed it was giving off a smell and that a repair person was on the way. I suggested he might want to turn off the pilot if that was the case; he just shrugged. This should have been our clue to leave, but we had already settled in.
The place was empty. We ordered coffee and sat for about 1/2 hour. The waitress asked us if we wanted refills, and while we weren't finished the cups we had we both said "yes" for a top up to reheat the cup. When we got the bill, we were charged a total of $7.23. When we asked we were informed that each coffee was charged individually at $1.60 (with a hint that it might be because we didn't order food, although this isn't clear). This isn't a huge bill, but it is pretty high for two people ordering a cup and a half of coffee. We not told, nor were we given the choice to opt for food or decline the refill, and we were not happy.
When I asked to speak to the manager on our way out, he refused saying he was "busy". The place was still empty. I returned a few minutes later to speak with him, but he was rude and dismissive, saying only that the place was a "restaurant" and he had no need to inform us as to the establishment's policy. He said he didn't care that we were upset, didn't feel a need to have told us, and didn't care if we returned.
As it happened we were scouting the location to see if we could have some recurring group meetings in the space. He didn't know this, nor did he care. Clearly it isn't going to be our choice. I hope it isn't your choice either. There are a myriad of other friendly and comfy lounges and coffee shops in the area that are better choices.
This owner has no respect for his customers, and is happy to drive away the few he has rather than do what he can to ensure we return. Overall, a horrible experience.
Horrible service save for maybe one server (the others are completely clueless). The manager is rude and disrespectful. I've never been to a place with such bad service and regardless of complaints, they do nothing to try and appease you to win back your business. The entire chain is not a very good one at all but this is by far the worst location.
My buddies went to Fusion Wok today for lunch. We all ordered lunch specials and it was amazing. It was only 7 dollars to and it comes with plenty of food, and a drink. Plus the food is amazing quality. Will definitely be back. And the owner is very friendly and the food was made very quickly.
FRESH, QUICK, CHEAP, AMAZING!
I have gone to the Tim Hurtons on Yonge and Broadway for a long time. The people greet you but they are not clean in their appearance. One guy has a dirty nose one time and was cleaning it, I made a report but that did not change it. Then a man who helps on weekends and dresses in blue as he is one who helps clean the place, does not wash hands to handle coffee to people. The men scratch themselves and then help you. I avoid them helping me anymore, they have a new girl who has a mole on her face. she is new. I asked to please have a coffee and a croissant, I did pay in cash and said thank you to her, instead of giving me my coffee and croissant, she took a croissant in a bag. went to the back, stayed there and after a minute a guy came to take over, I am not sure he was told to help me as I had to tell him I had paid and was waiting for my coffee and croissant and that the person just took off. He gave me my coffee and suddenly she came back with the bag and the croissant but I did not take it at all. I told him to please give me my croissant so he gave me a new one. I told him she went to the back and I had no idea what had happened when she took it there. She said nothing but I am sure she went to the back to do something to it. I do not appreciate this from this people, I always say please and thank you, I am never rude to them. The fact that she took it with her and left me just there and came back with it clearly states she did something to it. If this people have issues with other costumers they should do it to them not to the next person. I will not go there until the owners do something about this people. I do not report them there as I do not wish nobody to lose their jobs, we all need them but they need warning and to be trained properly. It is not a good feeling to go in and know they are going to handle the food we pay for this way at all. It is gross.
I've been ordering from Bings Wok for 2 yrs. It's the best in east york. I like how they cater to my dietary needs with no problem- (vegetarian w no msg and allergic to shellfish). They have quite a few vegetarian options as well. I love their curry dishes, cantonese chow mein and singapore noodles are great+anything with the black bean sauce is very tasty.Ive been in to pick up, the place is a hole in the wall but kitchen looks clean and the family is very kind.
|2.||Juicy Olive Bar & Grill|
|4.||Forget Me Not Cafe|
|5.||Frank's Pizza House|
|10.||Rally Sports Bar & Smokehouse|
|11.||Manhattan Classic Grill|
|12.||2 Or 3 Pizza & Wings|
|15.||St. Louis Bar & Grill|
|16.||Bean Sprout, The|
|17.||Premier Donuts & Deli|
|18.||Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar|
|19.||Bakery Garden Cafe, The|
|20.||Eglinton Grand, The|