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“Great borscht and enthusiastic wait staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Omega Restaurant II

Omega Restaurant II
Ranked #18 of 45 Restaurants in Grand Forks
Cuisines: Russian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Vancouver, Canada
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298 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Great borscht and enthusiastic wait staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

I talked my partner into stopping at this apparent road side pizza dive off the highway at Grand Forks because the sign advertised "great Russian food." He grumbled in the moment but was very pleasantly surprised by the flavourful lunch on offer. He had a hearty bowl of the borscht, which in this variation was a wonderful creamy tomato. rich with dill and thin slivers of cabbage--much more blended and savory than any other version I've had before. It was served with thick slabs of a grainy homemade white bread. There are two weeks of restaurant meals between me and my order at the Omega so I can't remember what the other Russian possibilities were but I followed my bowl of borscht with a delicate large hand made vereniki filled with silken potato and cheese, as well as a nice green salad dressed with a less exciting house dressing. I overhead a discerning woman commenting favourably on her lunch partner's chunky basil rich soup of the day and his spinach and chicken wrap looked appetizing when it arrived. One of the people across from us ordered some kind of cold coffee and ice cream drink that he seemed to enjoy. The "small" version seemed very generous and his companions joked that the large came with a pail handle. The pies in the glass cabinet by the door looked very appealing but unfortunately we were full. Next time through Grand Forks we'll save room for them after the borscht. Having read some of the reviews of this place, I'm wondering whether it is under new management. The waitress we experienced was very friendly and competent. The interior too, with it's trim enclosed back patio and clean, quiet green walls is much better than the somewhat weedy exterior promises.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank piercesmom
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English first
Grand Forks, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Sad”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

I live locally but would never send anyone here. The owner sits and has coffee while patrons wait for food for ever.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Bbourrel
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Balfour, British Columbia, Canada
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“It was ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Overall nothing special. Pizza was fine - a little too much cheese for my taste. Their pasta specials leave something to be desired, they serve way too much and quality/taste was marginal at best. If you really want pasta - I suggest you share one with someone. The place is pretty dated overall but their location is about the best thing they have going for them. Servers were friendly and pretty fast.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Cheryl G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“OVERPRICED!!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Stopped and had a lunch smorg and my 2 year old daughter ate a few mouthfuls of chicken from my plate and a few snow peas.....when I proceeded to pay I was SHOCKED to see I was being charged full $12 price for my daughter!!!! Waitress said that there is no children price!!! My mothers breakfast was terrible with rancid potatoes and she sent it back but we were still also charged after complaining......DO NOT GO TO THIS TERRIBLE PLACE TO EAT.....

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2 Thank WILDWAYS1
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Grand Forks, Canada
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Inconsistent quality”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Another review for omega. This place just can't seem to get a consistent service going. Sometimes the food is great and then you go have the same thing and its barely edible . Just don't get it so we seldom go here now. We drive to kelowna or castlegar for good food now.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Onlythebest1954
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