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534 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-924-1321
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Ladysmith, Canada
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small laid back cafe, for breakfast (all types) and lunch Very extensive menus, many "Asian dishes" and "curry" dishes to die for !!! Linda will wait on you hand and foot, while "chef owner Martin prepares fresh foods right in front of you !! Martin and Linda are very friendly and love to socialize with you as you enjoy your... More 

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nanaimo
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Super casual . Bound to find something pleasing on the menu or as a special. Caters to a diverse crowd.

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Arlon
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This small restaurant caters to many locals for breakfast and lunch. Easy to see why : good standard fare like English breakfast or eggs Benedict but also original specials like Thai beef with noodles. It is very tasty, portions are generous, everything is cooked fresh in front of you by the owner. The two ladies on staff are friendly and... More 

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San Tan Valley Az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A one man band, Martin Tang who is the Chef/Owner of this small restaurant in downtown Ladysmith is indeed special. He cooks to order and we decided to have one of his many specials yesterday lunchtime, what a delight! His chicken with a mild curry sauce and veggies on a bed of rice was superb, more than enough for lunch... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Sort of stumbled into this place. We were looking at a menu in a bistro across the road which didn't take our fancy. looked around and saw a blackboard with menu items across the road. Went over there and peeped through the door. Decor not that impressive but the cook came to the door to welcome us in and we... More 

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Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

Good food and service. Having fun watching chef cooked meal in front of us. He gave us a very big portion. Came out with smile and happiness!

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Thank Surangkhana
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Martin is a fine dining chef, proven in fine dining industry but loves running his own open kitchen restaurant. Absolutely outstanding food! Martin will accommodate food allergies and cook something safe, without contamination, right in front of your eyes. Friendly staff, excellent service, low prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

We had great food and a great visit . Thanks for all the info and great drive on the back road to Victoria Thanks again from Saskatchewan

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Saskatchewan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

Strange menu.....wonton soup, served with Caesar salad! Asian food, Canadian food.....and Spanish paella as well as perogies and sausage!? However....all food prepared fresh by a talented chef.....tasty. Could use a little more effort on some deep cleaning.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

We were on the hunt for lunch and drove up from Chemainus. I was looking for a gluten free place but the one that was recommended to us was closed. We went across the street and Martin cooked us up a delicious lunch...and custom made mine so that it would be gluten free. The service we got was amazing. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 First Avenue, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Ladysmith
  • Phone Number: +1 250-924-1321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?