I parked half a block from the restaurant and on my way there I was surprised by the street hustle and bustle on a rainy Sunday. Upon entering we were immediately seated by one of two waitresses. Menu is very large and featured Japanese, Chinese or western. I had the rib steak/onion $14.50 and spouse had a bento box $12.95. We also shared a deep fried cali roll. Way too much food. Lots to take home for later. My steak/onions was nicely done and came with a scoop of mashed potatoes/gravy, salad with packaged dressing, and peas and carrots. As a bonus there were also sliced mushrooms in with the onions. My only negative was the sauce that covered the steak. I rather have the option of adding it myself or not having it. Soup and dessert was also included. The soup was a hearty potato and bean while the dessert was jello. Food was served by a third lady that I assumed was the owner/manager. My assumption was that the food was brought out immediately and not left to linger under the heat lamp. Room is very spacious and seemed to be all booths. Restroom was very upscale and clean. A lot of effort has gone into this enterprise. The people are very accommodating and friendly. I plan to return when the weather is better and walk the neighbourhood and hit the 89 Inn again.
last night, we went to the Chinese Restaurant based on a local's recommendation. We liked the fact that it is a neighborhood place. The staff were friendly and polite. Good range of dishes and portions were okay. Extensive cocktail list but they are not that fantastic. Food was fresh and well cooked. Friendly staff and not too pricey
Thought this place was going to be a dump but we were pleasantly surprised. Had a very varied menu, although we all had Japanese, which was awesome. The teriyaki chicken was excellent...crispy & flavorful. The tempura was to die for, lots of variety. Deep fried california roll was incredible. Also very good service. All in all very satisfying & great value! Will be back!!!
Well, we been going to this place for years. Always got the wonton soup with the 89 inn special burger.
You can also get the chinese combination dishes. Which are quite reasonable.
However this place has changed. It has been renovated with new carpets and seating. New kitchen and two flat screen tv's
It also offers sushi now.. which we tried the last time and it was quite good. It still has the old 89 inn menu which has been around since the 80's.
It is called the same thing however now it offers delivery as well.
Its open 7 days a week now from 10 am to 11pm
This place used to be a major dive, but it underwent some renovations so I decided to try it out.
Food- I've had better. I ordered some sushi and teriyaki. The avocados were kind of old and mushy, but the inari was okay. My boyfriends' wild salmon nigiri was so bad that he couldn't finish it, and he's a big nigiri fan. The tofu teriyaki was okay, but didn't taste like teriyaki at all. The sauce was more like french onion soup which made sense as most of the "veggies" it comes with are onions.
Service- friendly diner service.
Value- Our meal for two people came to $25.00, but it wasn't all edible or what we were expecting so I feel like I threw my money down the drain.
Ambiance- It's better than before but anywhere with more than 1 TV isn't much of a winner.
Sorry 89, I really wanted to like you but just couldn't bring myself to.
I've been going to this restaurant for the past 15 years. I've always enjoyed the reasonably priced food items and the quiet ambience of this place and the cute, mild-mannered asian fellow that I have a bit of a crush on but found out that he's married. That's what kept me going back for so many years. I went there for dinner last weekend and discovered that they had renovated the place; it looks like a sushi restaurant now. I tried one of their Bento boxes and find the sushi was not fresh at all and bland however the teriyaki chicken on rice was extremely tasty and fresh. The miso soup was also very fresh and tasty. They have about a hundred different sushi/Japan dishes to chose from; I will be returning there and will be trying out their other Japanese dishes.
89 Inn was never anything special but when i heard they had underwent some major renovations i thought i would give them the benefit of the doubt and give 'em a try. The owners were new as well so this meant the coffee was probably fresher and not filled with water from time to time to try and stretch one pot into 5.
I ordered the fish and chips which were fairly priced at $8.25.
I was expecting something on the lines of a White Spot or even Dockers restaurant. (Dockers is on Fraser as well across from Buy Low Foods)
What i got was 4 tiny frozen fish things. Captain Highliner!!!! Well, no name brand version most likely.
It's hilarious. The coffee was weak, the food still frozen.
89 Inn is consistent that's for sure.
The previous owners taught the new ones well.
God love the regulars who still march in there for frozen food, sushi that's not even fresh and a host of other things.
Just a matter of time before it's sold again and i fear this time there won't be any western food on the menu.
There's just nowhere to get a hamburger steak or good cheeseburger up fraser anymore.
Big Scoop, Eddie's, Ron's Cafe and Lim's Inn are all gone and we're stuck with this crap.
Place is clean. Boots are nice. Very decent food, nice presentation. Service is spotty: one waitress is very attentive and fast, the other one is not. :-)
Food is above average for a place that is still cheap. Well, cheapish.
Average about $8 per dish, large portions. Fish (salmon) was fresh. Recommended.