Can't believe this place isn't more busy. Right on the beach avenue in White Rock. Deck overlooking the pier. Excellent Indian food in simple surroundings. Family run and very personable. Always seem to have leftovers to take home for next day. Definately one of our favourites in the area. Great for after a day at the beach. Very casual.
once again we enjoyed our fish'n'chips.
busy place.we try and avoid the beach on sunny daysbecause of the volume of people and parking,but the crave was on for fish and chips.
the fries are home cut,cooked to golden brown(are not crispy as you would expect from a frozen product) the fish is alaskan ling cod which they advertise(if you know the differencebetween types of fish you certainly know that its cod).the fish was crispy and juicey(an other sign that it is cod)and the service was spot on.
no complaints here,it is what it is,fish'n'chips.
we will be back.
The place looks good, and the view is fantastic, but he food left me with something to be desired.
Service wise, the staff was bubbly, cheery, and laughed an my crappy jokes. They were a bit slow though, and didn't really offer much clarity when I asked for some extra information on some dishes I was interested in, and instead pushed me towards something totally different. Still, they meant well, so I smiled and nodded.
But the food itself, was "meh". It's not bad, but when you consider what you just payed, you're left feeling a bit torn. In my case, I wished I had just gone down to one of the ground level patio restaurants instead.
I'm not quite sure why I like this restaurant. There are many reasons to not like it - the fish and chips are just so-so, the restaurant is dated and looks like it needs a good scrubbing and the line-up on a hot summer day is crazy! That said, there's something about this place that keeps me coming back. Maybe it's because this is one of the last vestiges of what White Rock used to be like before the developers moved in. Its a homey, friendly welcoming place where they give you 3 pieces of fish when you order 2 and they make their own tartar sauce. Your kids are welcome and they'll have fun looking at all the whale stuff and reading the funny signs posted on the walls while waiting for dinner to arrive. Afterwards, you get to pick your own sucker out of the dish by the cash register (the red ones always go first). The fish is just "fish", no claims of cod or halibut, it's some sort of white mystery fish, but it's good!
We were told this was a good place to eat...WRONG. My burger was a frozen beef patty, (At least I hope it was beef) not fresh homemade like you would think and was not good at all. The fish & chips was slimy and half of the batter was sliding off even before it was touched.
We sat along the east side wall where the nice light is reflecting up the red wall. We took a peek in behind our seating at the light and seen some old food and a tone of dead bugs and dust. I would hope the kitchen is cleaner.
This restaurant used to be a favorite because of the great food, however I will not ever go back due to the atrocious service we have received on the last several occasions.
The staff never seem to be able to keep up when it is busy, and so you end up waiting 10 minutes to place a drink order , another 10 waiting for it and another 15 waiting to place your food order if you make the mistake of asking for a couple more minutes.
The last 2 times I have been there I was served by the very unpleasant female manager , not only was she not very friendly, she was also rude and condescending to the customers she is supposed to be serving. We were so upset by her treatment of us that we asked to speak to the owner. The owner came out and basically told us "too bad"... no apology or offer of compensation whatsoever, in fact he seemed to have an even worse attitude than the server...so much for wanting to make your customers happy!
After the last experience there, I won't ever be back. It's too bad because their food is great and I'm going to miss the bruschetta a lot, but I will not support a restaurant who treats their customers that way.
We tried Italian touch on a rainy Saturday night and had a great time. The ocean view is perfect. The place is cozy and well appointed. We got a great table by the window.
The servers were all very attentive and professional. The food was tasty... We had the mussels and the crab dip to start and everyone thought their pasta entrees were well prepared.
The waiter bought everyone a shot of Limoncello at the end of the meal which was a classy touch. Overall a very nice experience - we will be back...
i tried the hazelnut (less sugar) ice cream expecting a bland flavor and to my surprise, it was bursting with hazelnut goodness!!!
it is a lot less sweet than regular ice cream and i don't feel guilty sharing it with my two year old son.
the flavor was well balanced, the hazelnut flavor was very prominent, and the consistency was divine! i forgot that i was eating a low sugar dessert.
i will definitely come back as a regular.
the Ling Cod Fish n"chips are great and the prawn tikka was really good with jumbo tiger prawns. the restaurant is very clean and the service is great. the fisn n chips come with a bread roll and homemade tartar sauce and fresh-cut fries. the menu is a chalkboard menu , they have tak-out and sidewalk patio and are just steps away from the beach
We had a family dinner at the Moby Dick and were very impressed by the food. The fish & chips were great, the tarter sauce was amazing. We were a little skeptical because of the few 'greasy' reviews, however I guess if you don't want greasy fish & chips you should go somewhere where they bake them in the oven with no batter and maybe a salad instead of fries. The service was somewhat slow, however they were extremely friendly and accommodating. Overall I would recommend the Moby Dick to anyone who wants authentic fish & chips!
We had lunch here on the rooftop. Great view overlooking the beach and ocean. Service was very good. Menu was limited.
I had to request a special order of shrimp salad since it wasn't on the menu. The salad was excellent, but the prices were a little high.
But those cheap plastic chairs were very uncomfortable, which gave me a sore back after sitting there too long with little support.
You would think a classy restaurant like the boathouse could at least afford more comfortable chairs for their dinning customers.
Now I'm sure as a responsible person I'm supposed to state information that if you're not already aware of - oh well, more for me. Eating deep fried food of any kind is probably not going to keep you around into your 90s, but if you're coming here every single day, first let me restate MORE FOR ME, and God bless you - at least you'll leave us with a great taste in your mouth. I hope I spoke slowly enough for the people who have inevitably become addicted to this place.
Also, is it really ethical to give someone 3 pieces of fried fish when they order 2? Sorry, I must have gotten distracted with all the beer in my stomach and the fish I've managed to cram into my mouth. Oh yah, and the hot waitresses. They're going to kill all of their customers, just saying. Or at least there will be a lot of really symmetrical people out there. There probably should be a city bylaw that treats the products at Moby Dick like other illicit drugs, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a little somethin-somethin in the batter besides beer, know'm sayin'?
Fresh food, great service, the owner is really personable and if you can't read the menu too well, he makes you feel like you're not getting ripped off. This is what White Rock was all about for me growing up.
I went to Wings this Saturday for dinner with my friends. When we arrived the hostess seated us in a friendly manner. The server came shortly after and took our orders. I ordered a variety of wings and yam fries, along with a Cesar drink. The food didn't take long to come. It looked appealing and tasted great. The Cesar drink was the best I've ever tried. The cost was reasonable compared to the rest of the restaurants on the street. The staff were friendly and the interior looks great. I'm planning on heading back next weekend and taking my family with me.
A reliable Greek restaurant with pretty good food and fair pricing. Service can be pretty inconsistent at time. During our multiple visits, my Wife and I will get outstanding attention by our server but other times we're less than impressed by their attention to detail.
Food is pretty good overall. You won't get 5 star eating but you get a decent meal. This is a good place to dine during the warmer months, especially when you sit outside to partake the cool breeze from the sea. Even the ambiance is cozy with plenty of plants, decor and reminders of sunny days on the Mediterranean sea.
I do have ONE WARNING. If you're a straight male, like me, beware of the male belly dancers that frequents the premises on specific days. The last thing I want is some guy's ass jiggling in my face, while I eat my Souvlaki.
Despite my minor quibbles, Cosmo's a pretty good place and worth the time on the White Rock Strip.
This restaurant was fairly good before they changed owners. The restaurant claiming to be "The best in town!", is by far one of the worst. The fish is slimy, and doesn't have that mmm that's fresh feel in your mouth. My father ordered lunch from here and when it arrived for takeout it was rancid. How can you serve something that smells like that?
I'll never go back again.
I go to Whiterock once a year so I'm not sure which restaurant is good or not. We wanted to try fish and chips so we decided on this place since other restaurants were packed and we didn't wanna wait. There were 6 of us so we sat at the back of the restaurant. We sat beside their "storage corner" which was not pleasant to see. The service was ok, I don't remember being bad, it's not outstanding either. My sibling wanted a drink so under the "virgin drinks", I ordered Pina Colada. To my surprise, they added alcohol in it, my sister is underage! Anyways, the food was average. Fish and chips was good but a lil overpriced. I guess we're paying for the view even though I couldn't see the ocean in back of the restaurant.
I'll try somewhere next time.
this is just traditional and laid back italian food in a casual setting on the beach strip. We've been back a couple of times here because the portions are good and the service is good. Honestly we come back because there rest of the strip isn't that great and they don't have much competition IMO.
They always have specials and I particularly like there lasgna and it's HUGE.
GOOD VALUE, good service, AWESOME view (although the patio is cramped) and overall perfect if you don't want to spend lots and get full on casual italian.
Family run I believe so there's a sense of genuine passion for being in the restaurant business.
It's very crowded...... so crowded that it starts to get uncomfortable.....
Our waitress was really nice.... but seemed really pushy.
We orderd their nachos... which was burnt......
and their tomato pasta ( i forgot the real name for it ) and it seemed like they just opened up a can of tomato puree and mixed it in the over cooked pasta! It was so bland, there was no flavour at all.
Don't waste your money! I swear people who go there have money to throw away!
I don't think that i have ever been so upset with a restaurant as much as i was with Cosmos.
I had bought an italian soda, from a gelato store right next to the restaurant, and it was in a frappachino cup. I had finished half of it and had decided to spontaneously visit Cosmos. As my friend and i walked in, the owner came up to me and literally said to me " I don't want to see that drink". Can you believe it? How rude is that! I work in a restaurnt so i know how to treat customers, but this was no way to treat someone. It seemeed like he was ordering me to do something about a hald finished drink. How dare he? Does he want customers or not! I would understand if he said something to me if i brought in a bottle of wine, or beer, but it was just a half finished soda and either way he shouldn't have talked to me in that tone...Simply rude!
The food was absolutly terrible, I ordered the Chicken Souvlaki and the chicken was rubbery and undercooked. The rice was stale and the portion of the greek salad was unbelievably small...only thing decent on my plate was the pita bread and potatoes. Due to such a horrible service and food, i would never ever reccomend this place to anyone! They don't even deserve a one star.....
With the nice weather we've been having lately, my wife have been heading to White Rock Beach and enjoying fish & chips on the beach. Having tried a couple of the fish&chips joints a couple doors down as well as a couple uptown, we firmly feel that this place gives you the best fish&chips in White Rock. The fish is cut up nice & big and the batter is light and crispy. You can actually watch them batter up the fish and put it in the fryer while you are waiting. Definitely not as greasy & heavy as the place a couple of doors down the street.
|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|
|8.||La Baia Italian Restaurant|
|11.||Le Vol Au Vent|
|13.||Cielo's Tapas and Oyster Bar|
|14.||Coney Island Seafood|
|15.||Leela Thai Restaurant|
|16.||Taka's Take-Out Sushi|
|18.||Kappa Japanese Restaurant|
|20.||Dock's Fish & Chips|