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vball_guysurreySince September 18, 200633 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value4 (4.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


Displaying 21 - 33 of 33 Reviews Found
Izumo Sushi13631 100 Ave, Surrey
Great food, strange service
Submitted Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

On a Friday ngiht outing in Whally we decided to go to Izumo Sushi to see what Whalley has to offer in the form of sushi.

Very clean and quiet place to eat with some J-pop (Japanese pop music) playing while we were sitting and contemplating on what to order.

The food here is like any other sushi place with nothing too special really, maki rolls, cone rolls, sashini, and bento boxes.

The dinner boxes were around $12.95 10 $14.95 depending on what items you wanted in them, it also includes teryaki beef or chicken on rice, California rolls or sashimi, veggie sunomono, 5 pieces of tempura, and a salad "the chef special" seemed like whatecerwas leftover in the kitchen which just happened to be edamame, it was good regardless.

Service on the other hand was strange, the waitress was polite and friendly but after we ordered our food we never saw her again as she did not refill our tea, asked how any of the food was, and when we did see her she was sitting at a table eating noodles with her friend. It took 15 minutes for the bill to come to us and when it arrived the chef behind the sushi bar gave it to us. My brother said to the chef "the food was excellent" only for the chef to give all three of us there a very unusual look.

Hard to say if I would come back as the food was run of the mill sushi and the service was absent at times

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Artful Dodger Pub, The2364 200th Street, Langley
I can even park my horse here
Submitted Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

One word to describe this place, different. This is in the heart of Brookswood where there are a lot of farmers, ranchers, and other cow pokes. Not a country bar by any means but it has a rustic look and feel to it seeing that there are motor bikes and horses parked in the same area, yes there is a post to tie your horse to in case you ride there on one.

The pub has a cozy remote cabin feel to it, nice fireplace, comfy chairs and tables, old book cases and rustic pictures and paintings. There is what my friends call the "Knights of the round table" there as it is a large oval like table that can hold around eight people I think but if you want it be there early.

Patrons are hard working farmers, trades people, and average joe's who grab a bite to eat, have a beer and talk b.s. about their work day. Older crowd which is nice so there aren't any young people acting foolish here causing problems.

Service here is great as the waitresses are the more old school, the "don't like it hun? kiss my grits" attitude. They are fast, prompt, and remember who you are if you come here on a regular basis.

Food you get here are generous portions, nachos were mountain high, fish and chips were big and not greasy, and the sandwiches are great.

If you go on a Friday night for karaoke be there early to get a table as the palce fills up quickly. There is one older fellow who sings there we call "Chester" he is a great singer and has great audience appeal , he also serenades the ladies both young and old. My only beef is that the younger people (19-23) go up there drunk and make an attempt to sing which kills the mood.

But if you want great good, service, and a good time go to the Artful Dodger Pub

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Moxie's Grill & Bar8828 201 Street, Langley
Very classy joint
Submitted Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 12:23pm [Dine in]

My friends and I have been going to Moxie's on a regular basis because of the great service and great food.

The hostesses at Moxie's are pretty to look at but they also do a fantastic job of greeting you and making sure that you get a table. On busy nights like Friday and Saturday they have two or three of them there to help the people out, one even held the door open for us as we left, that was unexpected but very nice.

You have two options on where you would like to sit, lounge or restaurant area. Lounge is where the "pretty people" and "in crowd go" there are also TV's there to watch the game, there are nice chairs and tables there but there is also the evil middle table which is put oddly in the center of the high flow traffic area. I feared many times that the waitress may have dropped a drink on my head.

Restaurant area is nice, two and four person booths are plentiful. Tables for four people are a bit cramped at times as my brother's elbow was there whenever I would move. Word of warning for people who are on a date that are wearing high heels though, you have to be careful when you leave the two person booth as it is quite high and may risk breaking an ankle.

The service here is superb as the wait staff are friendly and prompt always ready to see you with a smile. Our waitress even poured our beer for us which was enexpected. Moxie's hires staff that are good looking and who can serve as well, there are some places that I've been to that have pretty faces but that's about it.

Food here is delicious, I recommend, the asiago goat cheese pizza, three dip med bread (galic city, yikes) nachos, and pasta.

Only bad thing I had to say is that we got a pitcher of honey brown ale and it was $19.99 which was pretty steep, most pubs charge $12.99 for the exact same thing

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Bubble Inn8790 204 Street, #2, Langley
Place is great
Submitted Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 10:24am [Dine in]

Tbis place used ti be called Kiss Bubble Tea but recently changed owners and what a huge difference it was!!! The ambiance in the tea house is cool and swanky with the lighting and paint colours of the room, if you were on a date you could go here because it's not too busy and it has kind of a romantic feel

The selection for tea, milk tea, frsh fruit, slushes, and hot beverages is amazing as most drinks are under the $5 mark. Have a good selection of pearls, grass, jelly, coconut jelly, and manjo jelly but sadly no mago stars :-( Service is good as the guys who work there are passionate about their job.

Only two downsides I noticed about this team house;

1) They close at 11:00pm as we showed up around 10:40 and they already had the chairs stacked up on the table

2) Teenage patrons who frequent the place do get annoying as they are constantly taking pictures of their friends with their digital cameras.

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La Baguette & L'Echalote1680 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Vive La France
Submitted Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 12:17am [Dine in]

I live in Surrey and whenever I go to Granville Island I always have to stop in and get something from La Baguette. The store is a little on the crowded side if you are there on a weekend and the line is a little chaotic as there are people taking up any free spot avalible.

The pumpkin seed loaf is excellent and that is one of the reasons why I made the trek out. Florentine's and pralines are to die for and all of their other products are made with fresh ingredients on site.

The fellow with glasses who works there sometimes speaks French to you when you order which is great and the rest of the staff are very helpful.

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Sakura Sushi20493 Fraser Highway, Langley
Great place in Langley
Submitted Monday, February 19, 2007 - 1:02pm [Dine in]

My brither steered me to try this palce with him and it was en excellent choice.

The decor in the place is nice as they recently painted the walls a nice light green and tinted the front windows so the people walking outside can't see you eating as the restaurant is located in downtown Langley on the one way street which has a lot of walking traffic. There are a few tables and I believe the place holds roughly 15 people or so and there is a constant stream of people picking up their take out.

Service is fast and prompt as there is only one waitress and she consistently checks to see how things are and if you need tea, she does an excellent job.

Great selection of sushi and specials. They have a $5.95 lunch special with 20 pieces of California roll and miso soup not bad if you're hungry.

Interesting selection of house rolls like "Dragon roll" and "Crazy roll" bit on the pricey side but well worth it.

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Hiro Sushi19537 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Increased prices?
Submitted Monday, February 19, 2007 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

I have been going to Hiro Sushi for the past few years because of their great prices. My family and friends dine here often as well but we have now decided to venture to the competition for suhi.

Long story short the owners of the strip mall where Hiro is located raised the lease on all of the stores in the mall thus Hiro Sushi had to increase their prices.

Their "Lunch box B" for the old price of $7.95 you got four veggie tempura, rice, teriyaki chicken, eight California rolls, and miso soup which was a great deal. Now they uped the price by a dollar and you get two veggie tempura and one prawn. Not a favorite anymor.

The rolls have dramatically increased as well, yam tempura roll was $2.25 now it is $3.00

Having been to the place with their raised prices the restaurant is not as busy as before, the regular patrons are the ones from the Korean H-Mart next door.

I really liked this place but I can find cheaper sushi about 5 minutes away with the competitions regular menu and specials way cheaper.

Hiro Sushi, you have been a good friend in the world but now it is a good time to say goodbye

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Choo Choo's20559 Fraser Hwy, Langley
I'm going on this train again
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 10:31am [Dine in]

I have been going to this place evr sice I was a little kid and nothing has changed even until now. It is ran by a family and they do a great job of keeping fantastic consistency everytime I go. If you have kids it's a great place to go to because of the ambiance and if your little one likes trains they get to see the little model train go around the restaurant on a track near the ceiling.

When you enter the restaurant you first see the very inviting cakes, pies, and other desserts that are smiling at you from behind the glass counter "pick me" they all say. Hostess was very friendly seating the group and if there is a wait it isn't very long as there are lots of seats and even a party rom you can reserve.

As you are seated to your table you get to look at all of the ineteresting ambiance that surrouds the eating area. The eating area is at a good level, not oo bright and not too dark Lots of antique bird cages, posters, paintings, children's wagons, a lot of things are items that you would see at an antique store.

Food here is excellent as there is so much variety. Burgers are huge and filling with choice of salad or fries, great nacho plate, different pastas, steaks, and sandwiches. My parents love getting the steak sandwich because of how consistently great the cooking staff makes it.

Despite how busy the palce is the serving staff does a great job taking orders, refilling drinks, and seeing if there is anything else that you need. They do an excellent job.

If you're in Langley make sure to stop in at Choo Choo's it's a great experience.

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Jyoti Sweets5780 176A Street, Surrey
Sweets and Treats
Submitted Monday, February 12, 2007 - 11:57am [Dine in]

Finally Cloverdale has an Indian sweet shop. When you enter it is a tiny area surrounded by cool boxes, a fridge, and take out boxes. The owners children are always friendly (more so than the owner) and you are usually greeted by them as they are playing cards or doing their homework.

The atmpsohere is like most sweet shops; small, crowded, and when you open the door you get hit my the smell of their foods. Great samosas 3 for $1 and their meat ones (beef I think) are 75 cents each. Very tasty paneer pakora but their veggie pakora was a bit burnt

It is an experience going to this place for the atmpsohere, service, and food but I recommend doing take out as the table inside is just large enough for the kids to do their homework on

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Baselines Pub8233 166th Street, Surrey
Service was cold as the nachos
Submitted Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 8:57pm [Dine in]

My brother and I went here for a plate of afternoon nachos, there were only six people in the place so we thought we'd get great service or so we thought. There were two waitresses working in there and it took forever for one of them to aknowledge that we we even there.

The more younger looking waitress was serving the other table on hand and foot as they were ordering what seemed like the pub's entire stock of beer!!!! We thought that was the only way to get better service, order booze instead of coffee and iced tea. Who drinks that much at 11:30 am?

The nachos came in a nice presentation but the cheese was cold and the middle of the pile was not melted, we were never asked how the food and was snubbed any kind of refill.

Seems like this place caters to the people who have serous drinking problems and snub those who order soft drinks.

I'll be back alright, with a loud group of friends who are jerks that don't tip

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
This place it a riot
Submitted Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 5:41pm [Dine in]

Myself and a few friends went here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon and before we were asked how many in our party one of the managers thought my cellphone was some type of firearm which was pretty funny. Another manager liked my brother's Guns and Roses shirt and started to sing Welcome to the Jungle, wow good times.

The food here was excellent although when my brother wanted to order a BC roll the waiter was honest gave us all a strange look and said "you don't want that, very bad" Hey if a guy who works there and says something is bad I ain't gonna eat it.

Service was very fast and they use PDA's to run things more effeciantley even though they forgot a few things but even then it was fine.

Only hard part was what to order because of all the choices, my only negative thing was the Spicy Chicken Roll. The chili sauce they put on it bore a hole into my stomach.

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Ken's Cafe5695 176th Street, Surrey
Ken's Cafe, hot and spicy
Submitted Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

One of my fellow firefighters asked me if I wanted to come with him to Ken's Cafe for lunch and was unaware that this place even existed. You walk into the place and I thought it was great. 1960's style bar stools with the aqua green counter, 7Up billboard telling you of the specials from who knows when and a retro style soda fountain.

The smell of frying and cooking fills the cafe (broken exhaust fan? I don't know) and when you sit at the counter you can take a peek into the cooking area where I'm assuming Ken, is cooking like a maniac. This guy is a machine as he fires up all of these orders on this "super wok" that he uses.

There are only two people who work inside the restaraunt (Ken and his wife) and it is always busy with the Cloverdale townsfolk stopping by for a bite to eat. Occationally I see the film crews from movies chowing down as well.

Lunch specials are good and cheap ranging from $4.50 to $6.50 and you get huge portions regardless if it's dine in or take out. Try the ginger beef, nice and spicy.

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Shark Club Bar & Grill20169 88 Ave, Langley
Great place to go after a game
Submitted Monday, September 18, 2006 - 12:18am [Dine in]

Everyone in our ball league goes here after games for a beer. Great food choices and specials. Service is fast and the staff are always making sure none of your glasses are empty. Sometimes it's a little bit too loud when the DJ is playing music.

Lots of big screen TV's, booths for two people have TV's in the wall which is great to watch the game, large dance floor to boogie down on. Pub turns into a club after a certain time so make sure to see the hours

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