The food was blah, which they tried to cover-up with copius amounts of 'sauces' - which had strong flavours of vinegar and soy, and masked any taste of real food. The five little scallops, at $12.99, were swimming in soy and vinegar - yuk! The sauce they poured over the chicken appetizer was flesh tone in colour which made the chicken look, not only raw but, well...quite frankly...vomitus.
I won't even bother to go into the decor in detail, except to say - it's like a very old, deteriorating patio with a precarious floor (don't know how it passed inspection) to which someone decided to add tables with white linen - thinking people won't see beyond that.
I would never go back, nor recommend it to anyone.
Shochi Ku is a regular visit for us, we usually take out at least 2 times a week for dinner/lunch. The Maki rolls aren't the most authentic i've had (slight hint of western), but taste awesome, and look great. Their dishes other than the rolls are quite good, and aren't bland, or taste like the ingredients were bought cheap and used sparingly (their miso actually has tofu/seaweed/green onions, not just the leftover taste!) The staff is so friendly and cute, they always try their hardest to please us. We usually get 3 rolls, 2 miso, and some green tea ice cream and it's around 20 bucks (take-out).
My friend and I took my family to White Rock for an impromptu dinner. It's their first time going to White Rock. We ordered the barrel of fish (12 pcs) and chips, which was way cheaper than ordering six 2 pcs of fish and chips. My Mom cannot believe how big the pieces were and how much fries it came with. We ate all the fish but cannot finish the fries (its okay but not great). I can never finish my fries when it's paired with something else anyway. The fish was a bit greasy, but what do you expect? It's deep fried! It was fresh though and good.
We had our food to go and ate at the picnic area. The wait was okay, it wasn't that long. The place is never empty no matter what time of the year I go, but summer is definitely the busiest. I think it's time to update their place a little bit.
I was happy to see a Wings in White Rock while visiting friends, as I go to the one in Downtown a lot. So I was excited to share with my friends the shrimp gyoza. Well this was the confusing part....they have different menus. i thought that since they were a chain that they would have the same menus, so I was suprised to see that I was wrong. The waitress that we had recommended the Salmon Burger that was there special, and I was pleasntaly suprised that it was so so delicious.
If you want great service with a view of the ocean, then go to Wings. Its right on the main strip of White Rock right on the beach...the sand is like a one minute walk away. But I think someone should send a letter to head office to let them know that if they are going to open a bunch of restuarants in a bunch of different citites, then they should probably have the same menu in all of them! (wouldnt it be nice....)
I've been to Leela Thai about 30 times over the past decade. If you're in the mood for Thai, it's amazing, it's perfect. Funnily enough, I don't find myself in that condition very often, so I can't be utterly ecstatic about their offerings. I will say that their desserts are sublime. Deep fried banana with homemade coconut ice cream, or fresh mango with sticky rice. Just be sure not to get either when banana or mango is out of season though. Lunch specials are good and cheap, but I always find myself getting Pad Thai for $8. It's a good deal but more often than not, sushi is more delicious.
They got this new chef last year, and we wanted to try him out.
The service was quick, we ordered some wine and drinks.
We ordered the bison slow roast, fresh halibut, lamb and paella.
The restaurant was busy but the order come out within 15-20 minutes. That was quick. Presentation was TOP. The halibut was first class, great paella as usual
bison slow roast just melted on the plate and the smoked lamb with the ratatouille was perfect medium rare. Dining for over 15 years here in White Rock, that was one of the best dishes, I have seen so far! not mention the taste! Close to $ 200 for 4 people (incl. wine and drinks), not bad at all. The chef came out to see if we enjoyed the dinner, that was pretty cool.
The only one thing I have to mention is that the Ambiance has to improve a bit.
Overall: We will definitely be back.
The Fish Boat at White Rock has the best fish and chips along the strip. The fish batter is thin and the fries are thick and tasty. Along with the meal is a bun that is soft and fresh. Everything is cooked by order therefore the service is a little slow. They could do with more staff in the kitchen which would help speed up the orders however if you are not in a hurry it is great. There is seating inside and outside along with music from the 50's and 60's. Great place to eat for good food.
I took my little sister in-law to this restaurant to try out for the first time and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the dishes. We both ordered some rolls and the fish seemed fresh and the rice was a good consistency. The price is pretty average for what you are getting.
My husband and I meant to go to Moni Thai Restaurant that night, but it turned out that that restaurant went out of business so we ended up at Charlie's. We figured it looked casual enough to be at a decent price range and tried their feature menu.
My husband had the baby back rib entree with roasted potatoes and vegetables and I had the salmon with risotto. It was surprisingly good and we both were satisfied with the taste and quality of the dishes.
Our curly blond-haired, blue eyed waiter was extremely friendly and enjoyed talking to us. Service was great and we went home happy that night. Too bad for Moni Thai.
I have been craving pasta for a while and the only place that I could think of was Anton's Pasta in Burnaby, but I did not want to drive an hour and half just to eat there. So, I researched and found Italian Touch in Whiterock which is near my home and it was quite good.
I ordered Spaghetti Marco Polo and my husband ordered the Lobster Ravioli and both dishes were delicious. The quality of the food is great and the proportions are sufficient. We paid $50 for our meal altogether and I guess it is well worth it for the quality of the dishes we were served.
The staff were friendly and didn't seem to care that my husband and I were dressed very casually.
We were in White Rock yesterday shopping and we were going to go down to the downtown area to have dinner.
I remembered seeing the restaurant a few months ago when we went for dinner at Onyx and at the time I thought that it looked interesting. We drove past it and decided to stop and take a look at the menu they had posted in the window. It was an interesting menu. Appetizers were between $6.00 - $9.00 and entrees were mostly between $15.00 - $20.00 with a couple of items between $20.00 - $25.00. They had a few seafood dishes, steak, pasta, rack of lamb and whiskey jack spareribs. The spareribs sounded like they would be really good and the price was about $18.00 so we decided to give it a try.
The restaurant is very cozy, with nice linens on the table. The clientele seems to be mostly locals which is a good sign. We heard the lady behind us tell her guest that she had never had a bad meal at the restaurant. We ordered a bottle of wine with dinner $18.95, what a deal for a bottle of wine that most restaurants downtown charge considerable more for. The spareribs were absolutely amazing, so tender that the meat just fell off the bones and they were nice and spicey. We finished dinner off with a nice slice of homemade apple pie and ice cream. It was really good home cooking. It takes a little while for the food to get to your table so obviously it is not just nuked in the microwave.
Our waitress was absolutely amazing. It was busy for a Sunday night. There were maybe 20 customers in the restaurants. She was very pleasant with the customers that had been there before but she was also very attentive and attended to the needs of new clientele like ourselves with a sincere warmth that is often missing.
This place is a real gem. I just hope it doesn't get too busy now that I've posted this review.
Highly recommended. Oh another big plus free street parking is abundant.
Go try it. You'll like it.
Why is this place still in business? Today was a seriously nice mid-spring Saturday in April. Of course, Whiterock is pretty busy, but this isn't summer yet. We were sat at the most broken down table I've seen in BC (cheap plastic patio table from many seasons ago, all cracked and uneven on top, covered by a worn and filthy square of vinyl... they can't even get new vinyl for $4 each season????)
The waitress completely FORGOT to order a guiness for my husband even though they had quite a conversation about it. I had to go inside to ask her if she had any intention of bringing it (after like 1/2 hour!) and she had forgotten to order it. She brought out the Guinness in a frosty mug. Who is their bartender? Every bartender should know a guiness is not ice cold. Keep that frosty for somebody else.
The table next to us had ordered mussels and clams (and some other items). Eventually they were brought mussels only, so returned it. I'm not kidding you, it took them at least 45 minutes to replace that dish with the right one. They brought the other portion of their food and that was all gone by the time the new mussels came.
At our table, I finally piped up to tell our server that it was approaching an hour now, and we had no food. That seemed to help, it came about 15 minutes later. All in all it was a two hour experience for one beer, one coke and two simple fish and chips (one of their most popular dishes). You know, it was a nice day, and I wasn't in a particular hurry, but that's for me to decide, not the restaurant. Good thing we could ONLY buy one OR TWO hours parking in town... now I know why. We had just enough time for that, no walk on the boardwalk for us. I was friggin BORED by the time the food came.
SO MEDIOCRE! All about the view. Nothing more.
Hey guys, here is another one of my reviews. This one is for the White Rock restaurant "Little India"
I came to Little India hoping for some good Indian food and for the most part got what I came for. The food was fine, but a little greasy. The service was what really turned me away though. I came once and was served by a smaller guy who seemed grouchy and in a rush. This guy could not keep it together and seemed very intense when serving, which isn't my preference. However, on another night, there was this guy on who seemed very laid back and cool, who made jokes and really made my night. He was a taller guy with black hair who really delivered good service. Overall, this is a fairly average restaurant, that really has ups and downs with the service.
My sister and I were caught in a huge wind and rain storm while spending the day in Vancouver. Upon leaving for the U.S. we decided to pull into the quaint ocean side town for food, which we expected to be pricey, due to the location.
We picked the small Indian restaurant amongst the others -- we wanted a change from the usual Italian or any title with the term "grill". We were soaking wet from the rain and walked in to a dimly lit, calm environment.
The restaurant is decorated in traditional Hindu art, with rustic orange walls, Statues, and wall decor of Shiva, Krishna, sacred elephants, and family owned tapestries.
Chicken Curry, Chicken Tikka, Saffron rice, Naan, and Chai tea was ordered. Every dish was prepared to absolute perfection: The Chicken Curry was not overly strong -- it held the right amount of spice; The Chicken Tikka was well marinated, buttery with a hint of sweetness; The Saffron rice needed no other additional ingredients; The Naan was soft, and very flavorful; and finally, the Chai tea was made with just the right amount of milk/cream. No additional sweetness needed and went perfectly well with the savoriness of the meal. It didn't look like a lot of food at first, but it was definitely enough and nothing was greasy or dry, as some other reviewers have said.
We were left feeling full, not stuffed, relaxed and extremely comforted. It was definitely the "warm hug" (as I referred to it) and the "warm blanket" (as my sister put it). The prices were reasonable considering the location and how incredible the cuisine is -- we paid about $30 (CAD).
The night, the trip, was ended on a brilliant note. I couldn't help thanking the waiter and he thanking us millions of times over. My sister and I plan on returning to Canada just for this restaurant, and we will be back in greater numbers.
In my eyes, this is the best restaurant and my absolute favorite.
Being new to Dine Here I was surprised to see only one review for our favourite restaurant. Indeed the take out lasagna is a monthly occurrence, but the rest of the menu is phenomenal as well. My wife's staple is baked tortellini while mine is the roast lamb. I find it hard to finish the huge portions, so generally back off and have a take home for next day. The ambiance is strip mall small, but even there it could be described as cosy. Being a small operation there is one waitress and over the ten years we've been going there has always been a delightful young lady who has changed in person but not in attitude. A thoroughly delightful experience every time.
Went here with high expectations... a family run joint with great reviews and was left with little to boast about. The butter chicken although great flavour, lacked good chicken - it was dry and only about 4 pieces of chicken as well as a bit on the greasy side. The naan was greasy and just overall not very tasty - I didn't think that greasy naan was something you could get. The rice and wine however, were great!
Unfortunately, the $40 I spent on one dish with rice and naan and a glass of wine was just not worth it... not someplace that I will be dying to go or recommend to others as there are so many other fantastic places around.
IHOP it seems have recently updated their menu, and the results are quite satisfying. There is a huge plethora to choose from, and everything I've had so far as been sublime. Yes, sublime. They source solid ingredients, and the mother company provides wonderful iced tea and hot chocolate. Just a very tip-top organization, and the place is always packed for lunch. Highly recommended if you are not averse to carb-based dining.
I went here with my husband and another couple for a Valentine's dinner. This is one of the busiest nights for most restaurants and The Boathouse was no exception. Because I am Celiac I had called in advance to get a reservation (got the last table) and to ensure there would be something wheat and gluten-free on their menu I could have. When I arrived the evening of, I realized that someone had actually made a note for the hostess on our reservation. When the server came to our table she automatically put my mind at ease regarding which dishes were gluten free and letting me know that the kitchen was aware and would ensure there was no cross contamination in the preparation of my meal. It was obvious they were familiar with Celiac Disease and I was in good hands. They made three special concessions to accommodate me regarding menu choices including a gluten free sorbet dessert which was not even on their special Valentines menu that evening. I was over the moon. I had the steak and lobster with rice and salad. The lobster melted in my mouth and the steak was done perfectly - medium rare, just the way I like it. Everything was fresh. Everyone else also enjoyed their meals and we'll definitely be going back again. Way to go Whiterock Boathouse! You guys ROCK.
This is my favorite take out place. The food is amazing and everything is cooked on site. No prepackaged meals here. I often order take out and even supplement my meals when entertaining friends with yummy dishes from this place. I guess the thing that impresses me most is that everything is made from scratch and as a Celiac this is so important. The kitchen knows every ingredient that goes into their meals and believe me I know this is not common! Great place I cant say enough good things about it and I have eaten there or ordered out at least 20 times.
We never dine in as we do not find the atmosphere more enjoyable than our own home. The food however we have found to be very consistent and creative. Must trys are the Washington roll and the Dragon roll. Always freindly with pick up orders and most importantly they are ready when they say they are going to be. Will continue to support.
|1.||Charlie Don't Surf|
|2.||Boathouse Restaurant, The|
|3.||Italian Touch Restaurant|
|4.||Cosmos Greek Restaurant|
|5.||Moby Dick Restaurant|
|6.||Washington Avenue Grill|
|7.||Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge|
|9.||La Baia Italian Restaurant|
|11.||Le Vol Au Vent|
|13.||Cielo's Tapas and Oyster Bar|
|14.||Taka's Take-Out Sushi|
|15.||Coney Island Seafood|
|16.||Leela Thai Restaurant|
|17.||Wings Restaurants & Pubs|
|18.||Kappa Japanese Restaurant|
|19.||Dock's Fish & Chips|