801 Washington St, Vancouver, WA | Directions 9866045.627477 -122.672498
Monday -Thursday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m
Friday: 7am - 12 a.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Aloha (Happy) Hour: 4 - 6 p.m. (Daily)
Neighborhoods: Esther Short
So-so, definitely had better Hawaiian else where – This was the first time at this spot and I kind of had high hopes. I ordered the two meat combo plate, the korean style ribs and kalua pork. I've been to several hawaiian restaurants and I kind of consider myself a foodie so I had high expectations. The price is a lil bit high for the category of food, but if it would've tasted great it wouldn't have been an issue at all. The kalua pork was dry and tasteless, just no flavor at all. I had to drown it in hot sauce to make it decent. The ribs were very good, unusually tender for that style of bbq ribs and the sauce was sweet and tangy without being overly sweet. The dish came with only a single scoop of rice, it was an average scoop. The tomato and cucumber salad was interesting, it was bold and daring with flavor. However it might not suit many people's tastebuds for sure. I like to give restaurants several tries before I make a yay or nay decision, so I will try this place another time with another selection off the menu for sure. The most disappointing thing had to be the Kalua Pork, it's supposed to be so full of flavor and this particular time it tasted like it had sat in a steam dish for quite while as the meat's natural juicy flavor had drained out of it as well as it being oversalted, just a let down there.
Good food and nice atmoshpere – This restaurant was a lot nicer inside than I thought it would be. It was a good variety on the menu and the service was right on. It was priced pretty reasonable also. Plus it's a good alternative to the same boring types of food.
WOW – I had the Tommy O's pork with noodles and the tomatoes and cucumbers.
I don't remember the last time I had a meal that tasted that good. That the pork was so tender and the perfect flavor and paired with the noodles was outstanding!!! I can't wait to go back!
A great place to entertain and eat! – I absolutely love Tommy O's I have been a long time customer of their downtown shop and have been exited to have them open a new place in East Vancouver. Their food is wonderful, the New York steak is awesome as is their calamari. I love their late night happy hour and the beer selection is hard to beat. I recommend you don't listen to the haters who only order fish and chips and go try it for yourself
OVER PRICED - UNDER DELIVERED – The prices are way out of line for what they offer. I went to lunch years ago down town and got the fish and chips lunch special - I was with a friend who got the same. When I got my bill it was over $20 for two small pieces of fish and soggy fries. I thought it was for both of us - no just mine.
Another friend wanted to go to new one on 192nd, menu was not the same - I like the katsu (?) chicken. Did not have there. Prices were high and we spent $38 for two mediocre pork sandwiches and again soggy half burnt fries and a soda - for lunch. Will not be going back. I am surprised the restaurant stays open downtown let alone can open a new one. Also agree with the slow service time - when you are on a one hour lunch you can not wait 50 minutes for your food.
Not worth the price – First of all, it took the waitress about 15 minutes and asking another waiter to check on my order before she came back to say that they were out of the beer I ordered. I ordered the tofu lettuce wraps (expecting them to be like the excellent ones at PF Chang's), and they were just bland salad rolls, and too expensive for two little rolls. I then ordered the california rolls, and when they came out, it turned out to be imitation crab. That's one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to seafood at restaurants- if you're going to use fake crab, DON'T advertise it as real crab.
On the plus side, my friend asked for the nachos, which our waitress said were only available for happy hour. She then asked who we believe to be the owner's son, and even though it wasn't happy hour, he got them for us. The nachos were were excellent. If I ever go back to Tommy O's again, I'm only going at happy hour.
Good menu, slow food – I really hope they succeed but you have to wait so long for the food to arrive it's crazy. I've been here twice now and had to wait way longer than you would expect for a good place. They latest took 1 hour from sit down to food arrival. If they don't improve I fear they'll go away like the Chinese they replaced.
I assume that your speaking of my newest addition to the Ohana Tommy O's Pacific Rim Grill on 192nd Ave . I want to know about these type of incidences before you leave either of my restaurants! We work very hard in the service and the culinary side of the business to have anyone leave with anything but a positive dinning experience. Please give us the chance to make things right by letting myself or a manager know of anything that doesn't meet or exceed your expectations.
With Aloha Tommy O
Best in the West – I have been to both Tommy O's locations numerous times and both offer the best food, spirits and atmosphere to be found in Vancouver. Options are key, and you will find dishes ranging in price and preference at both restaurants.
The lounge scene is spectacular and few can compete with their happy hour, not even in Portland. The staff in knowledgeable, the wine list is stellar and there is free music at both locations many nights of the week.
fun lounge, good food – This place is really neat. I really like their fresh, different foods. We ate in in the restaurant for lunch and had a fantastic tuna sandwich and a carrot and jalepeno soup with maui chips. So good. Later that week we went to the separate lounge. That was such a suprise! A very cool place to hang out. Lots of loung-y seating, a man singing wiht a guitar, surf movies playing and a fantastic pulled pork quesadilla! One of the best places to relax for an after work drink in Vancovuer.
What a joke – The place is nice. The parking is a joke one entrance. The food is ok the price is high. It doens't cost that much to make the food they are making. Especially when you pay such cheap labor and I mean cheap. The chef is a east coaster, and all talk.They will not be open very long.
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