Daikichi is the best in the area. There are a few others, which shall remain anonymous, that aren't bad - but aren't great.
The presentation of their rolls is like art - the sight of beautiful colours consisting of radish, daikon, greenery, and top ingredients make your mouth water before the plate even hits the table. Their Udon? Likely best on the shore. I have been to most of the japanese restaurants on the shore, and have tried the udon at each. The broth at Daikichi is delicious, and for the price, is loaded with meat. Even the Veggie Udon is filled with assorted mushrooms, zuchinni, brocolli, carrots, and cabage. Definitely worth your $6-9.
I will agree with my fellow review-writers with regards to the service - the attitudes can often be questionable. Due to this, we have nicknamed Daikichi "Grumpy Sushi", so that those who accompany us on our dining excursions see the service as part of the "experience". But with all honesty, once they see you a few times, it's like the ice melts away and they're pleased to serve you. Some even know your order before you even sit down - it's like "Cheers", asian style.
With regards to value, they're comparable with most other sushi places. Their lunch combos are affordable, and their rolls are definitely worth the price you pay (ranging from $3-5 for standard rolls, and $10+ for specialty rolls). With regards to ambiance, it's "solid". The place is clean, including the washrooms, and there's a tranquility to the environment which allows you to unwind for the 45 minutes you get to indulge in your food.
This is a small quaint country style cafe in West Vancouver. I had the Eggs Benny, the english muffins were toasted really well, and the hollandaise sauce is very good. only complaint is the potato wedges were overdone. I don't live in West Van so maybe these prices are normal however for $14 it seems steep.
Always wanted to give this place a shot - I did last Monday, amazing service and detailed explanation of the menu. THE FOOD? .. I needed 2 pairs of glasses to find it on the huge plate that took most of my seating area!!!! I am not a big eater either but hate to find 4 pieces of green beans with a few slices of fried mushrooms sitting next to a piece of fish that was close to be sliding off the plate and non existence!!! same was for other orders at our table!!! the steak was full of fat, the pizza was the only good thing - bread and butter was not even available at the table!!
Had the cheese burger fries and pop for $15.09
Lots of fries it was a double order I think, more then what could fit in the container. I did order a small but it was rung in as medium. They were good could have been a little more crispy but I would give them a 8/10 over all.
The burger was ok 2 flattened 3-4 oz patties, I watched them smash down each patty prior to cooking think a MC donalds pattey and flatten it and that what you get.
Lots of toppings included fresh the grilled onions and mushrooms were good but over all under all the toppings you could not taste the meat. Theses burger places are forgetting that its a hamburger not a veggi burger.
If your going as a couple only order one fries cause thats all you will need.
Price for the burger was high it you get the full topping set they offer I suppose it would be decent value. I would rather have more meat in the burger than all the extra free toppings.
I won't be back with those prices
We went to Earl's and as usual we were very happy. Since we step in the courtesy of the staff is visible. Hostess very pleasant and professional, servers, bartenders, etc. Very casual but very efficient. The food is very consistent, sandwiches, wok and pasta worth to try. Decent and cold beer. Ambiance very cozy and modern. The lounge is a place to stay or the patio at the back close to the fire place. I like their stile.
I have plans to come back soon.
I can't stop coming back. I was there last night and I'm still thinking about the fresh sashimi and special rolls. It's really amazing. I think that I'm most satisfied when I get something that for years I have under appreciated and then all of the sudden boom!! it's my favorite food. It's life altering. I really can't finish this review with out mentioning the space.
Great value for money, fun place to take family or friends. Choice of pizza and other typical Italian cusine is enough for all appetites. Family style, bistro table cloths, booths - cozy, cheery atmosphere with some amore music thrown in. I have eaten there with friends and family on a regular basis and always enjoy the dinner and the friendly staff. It's casual and the tasty comfort food is dependable.
We happened to be out this far west so decided to check out Takumi but it's a very remote location so I can't see us going regularly. I'm sure it's good for the operators as there's probably not a lot of competition around.
The food prices seemed a little higher than the standard (ie: small 200ml sake for $8; bowl of rice $2) and some of the nigiri seemed expensive. The food quality was good but not amazing. Ambience was very nice across the street from the Marina. Service from the japanese owner/operator was attentative and friendly.
Came to the Horshoe bay location for a nice dinner and good view not too long ago.
As many here have stated, and as I have personally experienced, we were told by our curt hostess that we could not have a window table and that they were never guarunteed. Problem is, we saw two open window tables, one seated with a small group 10 minutes later, and another that sat vacant and then was seated with another small group a full hour later.
Such service, such attention to the customer experience!
One of our dishes was so badly undercooked it had to be sent back MULTIPLE times. Later, one member of our party was then sent an incorrect desert, then, to add insult to injury, we were charged for the correct desert, as well as the incorrect one.
This will be my last visit, I can get a nice view for free from the beach....
This place is too over priced, $8.00 for a hamburger is rediculous, and you have to pay an additional $4 for a basket of fries, but they give you free nuts!!!!
The hamburgers tasted like leather and were put together very sloppy,
I was truly unhappy with this place, they were taking down stuff off the walls and a tack almost fell into my burger, and the servers found it funny,
i wouldnt recommend this place to anyone, if you want a goods experience, find somewhere else to go
We were all excited to try something new and different as Five Guys is new in town from the USA. They have whole lot of restos in the USA and we wanted to be the first to have the burgers here. OK the burger is big, fat and juicy but they sure charge you for it. Also the taste is nothing. It's just a burger supersized and more expensive. Nothing special about it. I can have the same burger for less at Red Robin. Probably it is the same too. All this drive for nothing.
Located in the South Park Royal food fair. Ordered the beef shortribs and it was very good. Grilled right in front of you while you wait, thinly sliced with a slightly sweet marinade. Comes with 2 sides so tried the glass noodles which was very good and the friend tofu - good. They have a BBQ that's not made out of vinegar that is very good. More like a mayo. Two scoops of seasoned rice which is good. Pretty good service and for $7.99, a good value. Ambiance is just good for a food fair. Would return.
My friends and I ordered the famous Troll's fish and chips. It was the WORST FISH AND CHIPS that we ate. The fish (Cod) were not fresh, and they were fried in old oil, turned the batter, a dark colour.. The fish was about 1 inch in thickness, with a hard dark brown batter. Not only was the oil not fresh, the fish and chips were left in the hot oil for way too long. We all had heart-burn, after eating the fish and chip. The cost of 3 pieces of cod and chips came to $13.38 per person. We should had returned the bad food and get a refund, but my friends did not want to creat a scene, so we vow never to go back and to let everyone know hot bad their food is. WARNING DO NOT ORDER THE FISH AND CHIPS !
Having driven past here a number of times and having read previous reviews, I was interested in giving Takumi a try. We were not disapointed. The room has a nice mix of being airy while still retaining a feeling of warmth and intimacy. The location is the old La Regalade seafood location and they have definitely improved the decore. The sushi was outstanding. The Nori used for the rolls was top quality and melted in your mouth, I agree with the previous reviewer that the rice was properly seasoned and it was well proportioned to the fish. The fish itself was very fresh and expertly cut, not chewy or tough. Even the Squid was tender, which shows the chefs knife skills. We has a number of different Maki and Nigiri selections, all were excellent. My only complaint is that the service was definitely slow and not what I would call attentive. It was not a busy evening, and there were sufficient staff, they just did not seem to be well organized. The prices were definitely on the high side, particularly for the exclusive import selections, but given the quality of the food compared to some of the other more industrial options on the North Shore, it was definitely worth it.
All in all I would say that Takumi stands out as an island of quality in what has become a sea of McSushi restaurants around. I will definitly be back!
We hadn't been to White Spot Park Royal for a long time, preferring the other more exciting Park Royal offerings like Milestones, the Keg, Cactus Club, the new 5 Guys Burgers and an excellent food court but decided to go there for lunch yesterday - what a mistake! Uncleared tables, disgustingly filthy carpets, dirty tabletops, unpainted drywall repairs, dark and dingy... the place looked more like a run down Skid Row greasy spoon joint than a West Vancouver institution but we made the mistake of staying. The server brought us drinks promptly but our order of fish and chips and beef noodles took 35 minutes and a reminder to the server to appear. The beef was OK though lacking in vegetables, just a few token small pieces of pepper; the fish and chips burnt on the outside but then a half inch coating of soggy, uncooked, dough like batter - the fish inside was OK but I had to peel off the disgusting batter to eat it. A visit to the washroom before leaving necessitated me wading through urine on the floor and dirty used paper towels in the hand basin. How does this place still exist with such other great offerings (including the food court and even MacDonalds) all of which are so much better - time White Spot got its management act together at this location?
Went for dinner last night for our anniversary,
one and a half hours later the people around
us who had arrived 15 minutes earlier were
already served the same dishes we were still
The food quality was very poor, the view was
amazing....unfortunately that's the best part.
We eventually asked for our bill without waiting
for the rest of our food and left.
Definitely will not be returning.
We went here today for some brunch and we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. I ordered the spinach, feta, and onion omlette with hashbrowns, fresh fruit, and toast. I got my food and all looked well. I started to eat and the inside of the omlette was very runny and had a very strong taste and smell of fish. My hashbrowns were very tasty, but the "fresh fruit" was a very thin slice of melon, cantelope, and one strawberry. My bf ordered the Fresh Oysters, which were $9 for half a dozen, they came out with one wedge of lemon and some sauce. They were not served with the little seafood forks. We also ordered a calamari, which was bland. It wasn't the "normal" type of calamari that we are used to seeing. They were the ring style, very thick and chewy. The service was ok, we had to ask to get refills for our coffee, and the man who greeted us at the door seemed a bit pushy to get us inside. The value I would say was poor. We spent $50 for the oysters, 2 coffees, 1 appy calamari, and an omlette. I would say the deck would be the selling point of this place, even the deck is lacking. The tables were camper style plastic with metal legs and no table clothes etc. The view of the bay is nice though. I will not be returning to this place nor would I recommend it.
Surprisingly I have been here more than once & every time I swear never to come back but with a crowd I don't always get to choose!! Troll's has to be one of the most over-rated restaurants in the lower mainland. It's signature fish & chips is okay but over-priced - please don't try anything else on the menu here. Service is poor and ambiance non-existant
Do yourself a favour and walk one block west to YA-YA's Oyster Bar which is infinitely better value
Have been here many times and always enjoy good food, great service and ambiance. I hesitate to give 5*'s because that has an 'incredible' descriptor which is a bar almost impossible for any restaurant to reach. However the 4* descriptor is outstanding and I would say that Horsehoe Bay Boathouse certainly measures up in every respect
1. So implausible as to ellicit dibelief
So 4*'s it is - outstanding!
We live in West Van and have been here before. Four years ago they made great pizza but and every visit it is a little worse. The last visit was the last visit though. Half litre of wine, salad, pizza = $70. Okay, not cheap but great food would make it all okay. Wine was good. Salad generic. The pizza was absolutely horrible. Doughy, limited toppings, it didn't even look or smell good. The place should be ashamed of selling such bad product. I spoke with the young fellows who made the pizza and they said that they have no control over the crust, it just comes that way. For better pizza just go to Safeway and buy a frozen one, add a couple of fresh things on top and cook it at home.
|1.||Troll's at Horseshoe Bay|
|3.||Beach House, The|
|5.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|6.||Cactus Club Cafe|
|11.||Red Lion Bar & Grill, The|
|12.||Five Guys Burgers & Fries|
|14.||All India Restaurant|
|15.||Zen Japanese Restaurant|
|19.||Savary Island Pie Company|
|20.||Milestone's Grill and Bar|