Houston >Food & Dining > Island Grill & Juice Bar
5709 Woodway Dr Ste D, Houston, TX | Directions 7705729.762949 -95.478786
Neighborhoods: Westside, Great Uptown
good food and service – I work around the corner and live a couple of blocks from the Island, they have been my Kitchen for the last 3 years, I think I tried everything on the menu, I like it , the food is fresh and good, you will wait a bit but you get fresh food, Pete and Aida are real nice , the owner or his wife are there most of the time specialy around lunch hour working on getting the orders out as quickly as possible, I have sat at the bar stool for 3 years and I will tell you I do not want to get into the food business, anyhow it deserve a 5 stars, places like these are disappearing in America, need to support small local businesses.
Total Chaos – Don't get me wrong the food and overall service of this place rocks; most workers are fairly nice and their Salmon dishes are awesome. My sole complaint about this place is to its management. It is really evident the lack of staff every time of the day. I'm a regular costumer, so I like to introduce my friends from different sides of the town to this place. One day I decided to bring a couple of my friends for dinners so they could try their famous pitas, we had to wait in a long line for at least 10 minutes; the person behind the counter was extremely busy and taking orders over the phone on top of everything. my friends decided we should get some drinks while we waited, but apparently the cashier was the only person in the entire staff who could understand English(no offense), but is true. During lunch time the chaos is evident, you see the same person taking your food out cleaning the floor and bathrooms. I honestly don't understand why the manager/owner is always screaming. I love their food but I would love a much faster/ efficient service.
The great Hanover – simply put pretty good food and service, everything cook to order, The hanover plate is my # 1 plate, Homus, Tabuleh, Walnut, Chicken, Beef and Pita bread for about 15 Dollars five stars all the way baby, love Aida behind the counter, pretty funny.
I f I want to think about some negative I would say the Parking sometimes is an issue but non of the shopping centers on Woodway have enough parking.
Keep up the good work guys
Always Tastey and Friendly! – I love the variety offered. Food is always just as good as the first time I ate there!! Everyone there is s nice!
I started coming to this place since I moved to area about three years ago, pretty darn good food, me and the wife have tried almost everything, she likes the salmon salad as # 1 , and I like the burger , however we have been spending a lot of time there for breakfast , pretty good specialy the egg white items, comparing to the other restaurants across the street like Barnaby and La peep, the Island is better food and better value in my humble opinion.
The prices are pretty good, my wife noticed the lady complaining about the salmon salad price in the previous write up, I think thier prices went up from 10.99 to 14.99 for the salmon salad about 6 month ago and we checked our reciepts a couple of days ago and it has been the same price for the last 6 month 14.99, it is my wife # 1 dish.
Anyhow we love it we bring our wine without BYOB charge, nice people behind the counter, we see the owner or his wife thier most of the time and they make sure everytime to stop and check if we need anything.
I will give it my own rating of five bacon avocado cheeseburger, the highest.
Unfriendly – We have been going to this place because their pitas are really good. I also used to get their salmon salad but was dissapointed with they made their prices higher. For their salad its about $14.00 and you have to add $9.00 if you want the salmon. That's a $23 ridiculous salad! I asked the young man that works at the cash register and was really rude to me about it and said they changed their prices. Everytime I would talk and tell him my order, he would turn and start getting mad at the workers there. He was rude to us and the people he worked with! Very unprofessional! Unfortunately, we won't be going there anymore even though we support local businesses ;(
Great service and awsome burger – I have been going to island grill for 8 years and once a week I have the cheeseburge, it is so tasty and juicy, I love it.
I am amazed at the consistancy at the island.
Also I love to support local owned businesses.
I will be back.
Family Friendly Atmosphere! – What I like about this restaurant is that it's KID FRIENDLY. They always keep the tv on a kids show. For the parents out there you can actually sit and enjoy your lunch/dinner with your toddler!!
Good healthy choices – The only reason i don't give this a higher rate is because the service is SOOOOOOOOOO SLOW! You order at the counter and take your seat, which is fine, but then getting your food takes forever!!! I don't know if i have always gone at peak times, but it takes forever to get our food. I have only been there for breakfast, and the food is very good, and i love the healthy options they have, and everything has always been very yummy but they need to pick up the service. I have decided NOT to go there because of how slow they are. If I was not in a rush i would for sure go!
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