A restaurant featuring Greek and North African inspired foods, donair, kebabs, pizza and burgers.
I dropped by SHW with Mrs. C in tow after a stroll on the steamy streets of the West End. We were hungry and the word “wings” has always had positive associations in my mind. We seated ourselves in the restaurant (too warm for the patio) and looked at the giant pictures of the menu items. I am assuming that the photos were for the ESL and post-bar crowds, to aid in the decision-making process. Despite the name of this place they only have 1 kind of wings.
I selected a big lamb souvlaki, and my beloved table-sharer had a Philly cheese steak sandwich. I also had some local beer, which was a little pricey, but probably average for this part of town. The restaurant itself was spartan but clean, and the w/c was also tidy.
After a while our orders arrived. My souvlaki looked a bit smaller than the picture, and I briefly recalled that scene in Falling Down where Michael Douglas is in the burger joint. Mrs. C’s sandwich was also puny. Despite this disappointment, no rampage ensued.
The lamb was juicy and flavourful, the salad was tasty and fresh, and the rice was fluffy. I was informed that the sandwich was also savoury. They were just small. Despite the tiny portions, I enjoyed the meal. I can't say it was good value for the money, but on Robson less costs more. Will I return? Not likely since there was nothing special here.
I work about 3 blocks from this place and a lot of my coworkers come here for lunch. The owner is really friendly once you get to know him, like my boyfriend, he'll give you extra fries and whatnot. Whenever I go, I would get the veggie burger which is pretty good. I like their fries a lot, not super salty and I've never had them burnt like the review before mine. Neither has anyone else from my workplace actually. It's quiet sometimes when it's rainy out. Unfortunately they hired a new waitress who's kind of bitchy. If you get to know the owners well and they know you're on a break, they'll try to speed up your order for you!
I go from time to time. It's a nice place to go for a half hour break.
I see some people are complaining about there wings. Wings are fine man. They are more ethnic type wings so they are not your typical Boston pizza franchise type. Obviously you live a sheltered life. I've tried many ethnic wings before.
Also I love that they put the fries under the wings. Makes the fries taste so yummy.
Yumm. Love this place.
Rather support them than any large company
Occasionally, I will develop an undeniable craving for hot wings. This happened one night a few weeks ago, so I looked on line and discovered Sammy's Hot Wings conveniently located in my neighborhood and reasonably priced. I immediately and excitedly called to request delivery and was told (unfortunately) that they would not deliver orders under $20. My craving was such, that I bundled up and trekked the several blocks for my wings. They were so disappointing. Not only were they not hot (spicy), but they were sweet, and worst of all soggy. I made the mistake of ordering them with fries. The fries were rendered inedible because the wings were piled on top of them, covering them with the disgusting wing flavor and general greasy sogginess. No amount of my own Frank's Hot Sauce could salvage the meal. I'm not sure why this place is called Sammy's Hot Wings when clearly (at least one hopes) this is not their specialty.
I get a Falafel plate when I don't feel like cooking and still want something healthy. I usually get the chicken shawarma for my other half. I highly recommend both dishes. We usually do take-out because there`s a noisy TV in the restaurant.
Sammy, the owner is usually friendly despite being very busy.
I like the way he makes the rice too. The salad is usually very fresh. It`s not fine dining, but good value for money.
I've only done takeout from here, but Sammy's is a decent neighbourhood place that also attracts walk-in Robson traffic. Wings aren't the healthiest food, but once in a while I get the craving for them, and Sammy's solves it for me. The cook (owner?) and waitress are very friendly, and the walls are plastered with photos of happy customers and around-the-world currency notes. They do Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food alongside wings, but I haven't tried them yet. Definitely worth a try.
We went to sammy's after seeing heaps of people in there everytime we walked by. In the week we were staying in vancouver (on robson and denman) we went 3 times just for the wings. They are by far the most juicy, big and flavourful wings we have ever had...and between the 2 of us we've had lots of wings. We had tried the medium and hot the first time which the medium isnt very hot at all and hot was great for someone not liking lots of spice. The next time we had hot and suicide, which the suicide was quite hot and very flavourful....not stupid hot. We both would definatly go back next time we are in vancouver, and highly recommend the wings :)
Sammy's is the only place in Vancouver I am aware of where they make their wing sauce on location. Recently, due to popular demand they have started bottling their sauces and selling them. Contrary to a previous review they do not have one kind of wings but rather 5: mild meduim hot, suicide and 911. If you are a wing fan, this is the place for you.
I go there about once a week or more and typically order 10 suicide wings with 911 on the side. The sauce is delicious and the wings are crunchy on the outside and juicy on the inside, like they are supposed to be. It is a favourite haunt at work and many people enjoy the food. the specialities are of course wings, and the mediterranean food: falafel, schwarma and souvlaki. I have tried this and like it on occasion, and I know many people that like it. It is not the place for burgers or chicken strips. the place is small and clean and the service is basic and polite and friendly. They have a variety of beer which is standard priced. this is my favourite place to eat in this neighbourhood and encourage people to try it.
I went with a friend. First of all, I'd like to mention, BOTTLES BEER ONLY $3.99. I had a farmer's burger, which is 2 patties and 2 slices of real cheese. Mmmmm, good and greasy. Not dry at all. Comes on a good bun too. It was $12.00 with a beer and a tip. My friend got chicken souvlaki (came with greek salad, rice, and pita with that white sauce that I cannot spell but it comes with your pita at any greek restaurant.) and a beer for like $15.00. I had some of their rice, and it was REALLY good. They said the rest of the meal was good too. So, I SAY GO! It's good stuff. The only thing that sucked was the service. Really nice people... But they just cant seem to remember that they seated you. ahahah. After about 15 mins of getting the menu I actually had to get up and go to the register to order our meals. But other than that, GOOD STUFF.
We had a great time here.
We were a party of 6 and managed to try all the show-stoppers in the menu!
The wings (we had 40 of them!) were crispy and the sauces came in varying degree of spicyness . We had the 'medium' (super mild to us hot-tongues:) and the 'hot' (optimum level if you want decent spicyness). We also had the 'suicide' level sauce on the side...and this was our winner if you really like your food spicy and burning. Oh so good!
Some had the Philly Cheese Steak which was recommended as good, except that the meat is not as 'abundant' as those in the US. I find the lesser meat turns out to be a more balanced sandwich...good bite and flavourful. The cheese was gooey and tasty.
Some of us had the Mexican Burger...huge wide burger. The buns they used were awesome. Its a bit on the greasy side so I'll skip this next time.
Service was super friendly and we'd definitely come here again! Go Wings!! (I know now I sound like a Detroit fan...lol)
Well, what I can say about the service here... Hmmm... I ordered a burger with fries for dinner. The fires was over cooked and soooo dry. I called back to inform them about this. Here comes the best part: the owner answer the phone and asked "What's the problem?" I told him that fries was over cooked. "I have cooked fries for 4 years and no ones has ever complained. what's your problem?" I was so choked when hearing it. The he said "Fine, I will give you another fries when you come next time." I told him that I do not want another fries for next time. "Tell me, what do you want then? I am telling you that I am giving you more fries for next time. You don't want it, what do you want me to do then?" I just cannot understand where he learned his manner as a business man and who taught him the customer service. Well, this defiantly will be my last visit to this place...