My wife and I had the lunch special just the other day and it was....well....OK.
The food was good enough but not really all that interesting. No texture. No zing. Kind of like elevator music you know?
The service was ho hum. The server himself was OK but missed here and there which I would forgive if he had any personality at all.
I'd give it a thumbs down because I wouldn't go back. I should have gone to DB Bistro.
Ummm, a $28 lunch is a good deal? Does it include four lunches? :P
I walk past Shangri-La every day on my way to work and I've always wondered how the other half of the world lives. I consider the $1.50 onigiri at Konbiniya on Robson to be the real good deal! Two of those and I'm good for lunch! I like the cod roe ones...
It boggles my mind to see phrases like "good deal", "reasonably priced" and "surprisingly affordable" being used to describe this place. If I spent $28 on lunch and got "meh", it'd KILL ME inside. And getting crappy service just puts salt on the wound. Is it because I don't make $100K a year?
Someone please help me make sense of all this! How much should their lunch really cost?
<<a $28 lunch is a good deal? Does it include four lunches?>>
My thoughts exactly-that's not a bargain anywhere in this town it's an excuse for someone to dispose of 'unneeded' cash (!)
The more urban a place becomes the larger the number of people who equate high prices with quality.
I've seen this over & over & over-look at the dorks paying $6 more a pound for live prawns in False Creek than what they sell for in Chinatown because the FC vendor has organic in his business name.
PS-I love Cod Roe!
I've been for lunch three times now.
Although the room and feel is a little, "soul-less" (for lack of a better word), the food is really really good and the lunch deal is a ridiculously good deal. I think it trumps the usual business lunch places downtown pretty badly (Joe Fortes, Italian Kitchen, etc).
I've sat at the bar twice now for lunch with no problems.