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Fresgo Inn Restaurant & Bakery10102 King George Highway, Surrey
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By fillintheblank of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

This has to be one of the worst places I've ever eaten. Not only did I get horrendous diarrhea, the food was bland, greasy, limp and flavourless. I had the fish and chips with a juice. The juice was basically cafeteria sugar water and costed $3 a cup. The fish was greasy and tasted oddly of carrots instead of fish. The chips were soggy, bland and a few tasted rancid. The tartar sauce turned brown as I was eating which just made the entire experience more terrifying. Way overpriced for the quality of food they are serving. Please love your bowels and avoid this place.

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Quiznos15950 Fraser Hwy, #506, Surrey
Terrible Customer Service
By crocoshet of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:27pm [Take-out]

The owner is friendly, but unfortunately got my order wrong, due to a language barrier I can only presume. I have been coming here for years and she did not make things right. After a heated conversation, I was offered 50% off, but chose to stand for my principles and left.

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Gulberg Fine Cuisine15950 Fraser Highway, #509, Surrey
Awful food for dinner
By Shahul of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

We went for our sons bday ..
Do u want to dine at night with nitemare ..do visit here.
the biryani was so dry without the gravy..it was like a rice with oil no masala in it.
Th butter chicken -ther was raw smell of chicken.the grill was not properly cooked.
Atleast the kheer, we returned to them .very bad experience for us with this resturant...

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Desi Dosa Madras8859 120th Street, Delta
Very bad South Indian foods
By Shahul of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

We went many times ther to try South Indian foods.not even a single time the food was good.we had dosa the sambhar was old one and the next day I got stomach upset.hereafter we r not gonna try this restaurant.whoever wishing to eat dosa ,idli,kothu parota and South Indian food don't ever try here.

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Red Wagon, The2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Good breakfast type restaurant, but the hype of DDD is what drawed us in origianlly
By Huge of Surrey (134 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

Went here for a late lunch or an early dinner at 330pm. Had to wait still for a table for 25 mins. The restaurant was filled. Ordered three breakfast specials which consist of toasts, eggs, bacon etc and I ordered the pork belly sandwich. The food was tasty and hot. The breakfast specials was very good and plentiful. The pork belly sandwich was delicious, a bit too rich if you did not ration the bread to pork. The service was decent and the ambiance was colorful to the area. I enjoyed the food and found the experience to be positive till we had to pay. When we first sat down to order, I mentioned that I had 2 entertainment coupon which states buy one meal and get the second meal free up to (approx. $10). I asked specifically if we could use both these coupons as we are ordering 4 entrees as we do not venture to Vancouver that ofter. The waitress stated yes. So when it came to pay the bill, we were told that they can only honor one of the coupon. I inquired why and the head waitress stated that our waitress is new and was not familiar with the entertainment coupon. If there was an issue or she felt that she did not know the answer, she should have asked someone who would known as the only reason we ordered 4 entrees is to use the coupons. If we were told only one coupon, then we would have ordered less as the kids did not eat that much. The head waitress try to press the issue that the waitress is new, but I said that was not my problem. Eventually they honored the entertainment coupon. A little misunderstanding but the overall experience at Red Wagon was positive.

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Aaron's Restaurant17665 57th Avenue, Surrey
Great little restaurant in the heart of Cloverdale
By Huge of Surrey (134 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Tuesday night and found out that they had a specials for pasta. The restaurant is small but cozy. The service was prompt and the owner gave the kids some complimentary "Shirley Temple" drinks which was a very nice gesture. The restaurant was busy with take-outs as the door was constantly opening and closing for people who are picking up food. Ordered the seafood pasta, the baked meat cannelloni and the chicken souvlaki. The seafood pasta was tasty, hot and plentiful. The baked meat cannelloni was okay. There was a strange taste to the beef and the chicken souvlaki was pretty good but on the smaller side. Overall my experience was positive and I would return to try their pizzas as I hear raving reviews about them.

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Nothing special, even the specials
By Huge of Surrey (134 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Went here with the family in tow as the previous reviews made this place a hidden gem. Well from my experience it was not. We ordered the following. 2 shrimp and pork wonton soup, one satay beef , one chicken with vegetables and one spicy chicken with vegetables. The wonton was $5.80 while the other dishes were $5.99 which came with soup and rice The dishes were okay, nothing special. The thing that was disappointing was that the chicken or beef dishes had more (filler) vegetables ie onions and broccoli that meat. There was like 8 pieces of vegetables to small piece of meat ratio. The flavor was lack luster, as they were more concern of getting the meals out than quality control. The wonton soup's broth had a weird aftertaste to it. And it was also too salty for my liking. I guess I should not expect much for the price, yet I have eaten at several other Chinese restaurants and received better value. I guess this restaurant is trying to cater to the Western palate. Will pass on this restaurant whenever I am craving for Chinese food.

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Babylon Cafe1156 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best Shawarma in the city
By madkins of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:06pm [Take-out]

Babylon definitely stands out for its quality of shawarmas in Vancouver. The place itself is not the most spacious or fancy to be in, so I usually order to-go. The interiors however do not match up to the quality of the food but there's always adjustments to make here and there. You can for example sit outside and enjoy the view of the bay. The chicken shawarma is extremely delicious, the quality of the meat is great and the chicken is marinated with all sorts of yummy flavours. Best value for your buck here, a wrap is around 8 dollars and 1 dollar extra if you get a plate. The Chicken Shawarma and falafel is a must.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Not up to the hype
By madkins of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

Sadly I have to echo what other people are saying here about Anton's...the amount of time one has to spend waiting to get a seat and the actual experience eating there is not worth your time or money. Yes, the portions served are huge and if you take the leftovers home they can serve you as food for days, but during my last visit I was not really sure I wanted to take home my food and continue to eat it.

The line-ups are huge, even when I came at a non peak hour. It is a bit disappointing that despite arriving before it got crowded (quarter to five) it was still difficult to find a table. If this is what it is like at a non-crowded hour, how will it be during normal ones? And this is even when we had made a reservation! 50+ minutes is too much for me when it is supposedly not peak time.

The food was bland and the quality of the pasta is not that great. My linguine pescatore lacked taste and the fettuccine tasted undercooked and with a taste-less tomato sauce. I took two bites of it and knew something was off. My date did not seem to enjoy his meal either. The service was not much better, to say the least. The staff was almost non-existent and quite uninterested in attending us, which was a pity. If it were not for the drinks or the lasagna, which they almost forgot to bring, I would have deducted another star.

If you are planning on coming here, think about quantity and not quality. There is better quality Italian out there. Seriously. I am saddened to say this because Anton's is a famous restaurant that has been around for a while.

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Ramies Restaurant4287 Kingsway, #9, Burnaby
Trying it for the first time, won't be returning food sub par
By camshaft of cloverdale (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

I like purchasing the entertainment book so that it forces me to try new restaurants out of my area. Normally this is a great experience and I get to enjoy a great meal.
Unfortunately Ramies is not one and I will not be returning anytime soon.

Normally I would order chicken souvlaki but decided to try something different. And I ordered the chicken with lasagna
The chicken was pretty good but the lasagna was disgusting and Ramies should be embarrassed to be serving it. It was a dish of baked pizza sauce and noodles with cheese on top. Had no flavor or seasoning and shouldn't even be called lasagna. It was so bad I couldn't eat it.... I have ordered lasagna from the local pizza place 1/4 cheaper and it was better.

With alot of positive reviews I was expecting something better but driving from surrey to Ramies was a complete waste of time..

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Woody's on Brunette Pub935 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Not what it used to be
By royalsam of burnaby (46 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:50am [Dine in]

We've been coming here for years but not so much lately due to all the competition out there.
I had the beef dip for lunch. It was not memorable being small and tasteless with a dip so drenched with garlic, and I love garlic, that I could not use it. Perhaps just a cook's glitch. But at $14 are you kidding me. Sure this is the pricey lower mainland but this was out of line.
Service here is usually good but this time was slow and disinterested.
I'll come back again some time as I don't want to chuck out a place I've been going to for so many years over the last few times that were just not good at all.
But I won't be in a hurry.

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Gojo Little Africa Ethiopian Cafe2838 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best Ethiopian food in Vancouver, fresh food with vibrant flavour!
By kwight of ki_wight@hotmail.com (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

I love this restaurant. The owners are incredibly warm, and the food is well priced and simply delicious. The vegetarian platter is a colourful and flavourful sampling. The meat dishes are all appropriately spiced with lots of complex flavours. This is a social eating experience - highly recommended for friends, family or date night!

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Sixth Street Grill, The413 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Small portions for Specials ?
By teemsum of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

DH & I came here on Saturday night shortly after 6 pm.

The place was packed.

Luckily we got a table without waiting.

Spaghetti was on special for $ 6.95 so we both ordered it.

DH had the clam chowder which he said was good & I had an iceberg lettuce salad.

When the spaghetti arrived, the portion was noticeably smaller than before.

The garlic bread was previously soaking with butter but now you could see that they had just spread the butter on it lightly. It was still a good thick cut of bread.

Dessert was rice pudding or jello.

We both ordered the jello which turned out to be blue jello.

When you first enter the restaurant, there is a table with menus + newspapers & a sign listing the daily specials + the prices.

However, what they also need is a sign 'Please Seat Yourself'.

Newcomers will enter & stand there waiting for someone to seat them.

Puzzling thing is why the servers just walk around them, don't even tell them to seat themselves + ignore them.

I saw one guy come in, stand around for a few minutes...the server walked around him, didn't say anything to him & he left.

The 2 servers tonight were friendly & efficient.

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Britannia Sushi1016 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
If you like your iceberg cooked...
By cassysasa of East Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

Absolutely terrible customer service! It took over 15 minutes just to get tea and water. I ordered a vegetable teriyaki bento box and was highly unimpressed. The side "salad" had 5 teeny pieces of iceberg lettuce... upon inspecting my veggie dish I noticed the extra pieces of lettuce were indeed included in my meal, however, they were cooked with the stir fry. Mmmm. Cooked iceberg lettuce.
Shortly afterwards I received a message from the friend I had dined with informing me that they had become sick from the meal we had. Gotta love that MSG!
I will never be returning and highly suggest you consider an alternative restaurant.

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Alexis Greek Restaurant3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Underrated Greek on cambie
By madkins of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00pm [Dine in]

Alexis is always my go-to place for Greek on Cambie. I have been coming here for years but never really got around to writing a review for it. Yes, there may be better places for Greek food like Stephos but Alexis is not bad and does not have a line up. The food here is consistently good and the service is great. The owner is a friendly person who is always checking up on everyone. Their roast lamb is really delicious but what I really like is their pizzas. They are a special style (deep dish) and you can choose between two sizes. Portions are huge so if you pick this prepare to share or take home. My favorite is the theos special with lamb and green peppers. If you dont know what to order, go for the three course menu. It is a safe bet and you get an app, main and dessert for $20.

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Not worth the money
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (114 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:03pm [Dine in]

Given the lukewarm reviews here, I am surprised that this place is still in business. Anyway, I and a friend went there for lunch because it happened to be close by, and I was also intrigued by the rave reviews its washrooms (yes, washrooms) have received.

The decor is very nice, and the washroom is really worth a visit. Service was excellent, and the menu looks very attractive. I had the Prime Rib Yorkies for appetizer. It is really 3 small buns with prime rib meat in the middle. Taste is excellent, and the portion is huge for an appetizer, but the beef is overcooked (I wonder if it is the leftover beef from their prime rib roast the previous evening).

Main course was the Halibut, and it was fine in terms of portion and taste.

I was intrigued by the name of their cheesecake dessert - called "9 Hour Cheesecake". The waiter explained that they baked it for 8 hours then let it cool for 1 hour, hence the name. He also gave an interesting description of the crust, which I have forgotten now, but which made me want to try it, so I ordered it. I found the texture overly thick, and the taste just average.

While there was nothing particularly bad in terms of the overall experience, at the prices they want, this place is too expensive to be worth it. I don't think I'll be back.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
Knocked My Socks Off, Really is Best Greek in the City
By mitchipoo of Westend (18 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

We went for a family birthday dinner tonight, there were seven of us on a Tuesday evening. Had made a reservation, but the restaurant was quite quiet. I was a bit hesitant due to some of the other reviews, but my socks were knocked off.

The decor is a bit cliched, but it was very clean and well taken care of. The waitress was really friendly and gave us very good service. There is a lot of traditional greek items on the menu that you don't find at most of the "greek" restaurants, something there to please anyone.

Four of us had the four course meal for $19 with purchase of a beverage, the other three ordered their own starters and mains. The greek salad starter was nice, not too oily and a nice portion of feta. The pitas were whole wheat and were warm and fluffy, perfectly heated. Those of us doing the meal deal all had the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly cooked, crispy and tender. There was also taramasolata and the marinated artichokes ordered by others. Starters were very good.

Entrees were well timed, coming about five minutes after we finished our starters. I had the spanokapita and grilled artichokes, delicious. The roast potatoes were lovely and the rice pilaf had a bit of arugula tossed in with plenty of carrots and celery, was a nice fresh touch. The calamari and souvlaki had by others looked very nice. One friend had the lamb and said it was by far the best lamb he's ever had, and was a good sized portion. Dessert was bougatsa, lemon custard wrapped in phyllo, again delicious.

I was so pleasantly surprised by dinner tonight I can't stop talking about it. I'm already planning on going back to try some of the other menu items. We had a really enjoyable birthday dinner, thank you Kalamata.

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Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant2991 East Broadway, Vancouver
Surprisingly authentic mexican!
By madkins of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

I was told to check out this restaurant by a friend, who claimed it had some of the best, real Mexican food he had ever tried in the city. With so many Mexican places in Vancouver, I was not sure this was going to be true. With such high expectations, I was afraid I might be disappointed, but thankfully I wasn’t. They serve generous portions and the prices were good. The tamale was served in typical Mexican fashion and had great taste. I would’ve ordered one more but the size of the serving was large and I was very satisfied. I had also ordered a burrito and it was DELICIOUS! It was also quite large, and came with some rice, but that was great as it tasted so good. All the staff was nice. Vallarta’s is the restaurant to visit not only if you want Mexican food, but good quality delicious food in general!

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Chopped Leaf, The488 Robson Street, Vancouver
Healthy yes, but overhyped
By madkins of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 17, 2014 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

If you are looking for a place that is vegan friendly and gluten-free, but do not really care to pay a lot, then this is the place for you. The chopped leaf on Robson does fit the bill. Even if you I am not a vegetarian or have any allergic reaction to gluten, I thought this would be a good place to "eat healthy". Boy was I wrong. The food is expensive for the tiny portions served and always has me thinking I should have gone somewhere else. The brown rice from my no.1 was hard and the chicken was hardly visible. I thought I would be a little more successful with the salads (you can make your own) but it was a disappointment as well. What got me was that they even charge for tap water...

Not only is the food overpriced, but the service is clearly lacking here. The couple of times I have been here, I have had to wait ridiculously long to get attended. The place is small and seats a few, and the staff are all over the place and cannot handle take-out orders or working fast.

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Szechuan Chongqing1260 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great food!
By yummymermaid of Southlands, Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 7:48pm [Dine in]

Every thing is delicious especially the spicy peanut wonton's! Its consistently good food & fair portions. Very pleased with this restaurant & will return & recommend this place! ! The service was very friendly and fast with out feeling like they were too attentive. The food is sooo yummy my friends and I crave it! Esp the general tso chicken, ginger beef & spicy wontons! ! The lunch deal is so incredibly cheap tasty & we had left overs!!! Will def be going back!

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