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Legend House Restaurant1169 Pacific Street, Coquitlam BC, 140, Coquitlam
A good add to the community
By guansmf@hotmail.com of Coquitlam Centre (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

Fresh hand-dragged noodles with Beijing sauce, spicy sauce on "Dan Dan noodles", "Xiao Long Bao" dumpling soup, Mandarin dumplings, all are my favorite food. We used to take a long travel to Richmond or west Vancouver to have such kind of food. So glad to have a restaurant in Coquitlam Center area serving Northern China food as well as spicy Szechuan cuisine now. With noodles, Dim Sum and Szechuan dishes, I always find something I like.
My first visit was in August and the restaurant was just opened then. I visited this place at least once a week. Food quality has been stable so far. After first couple weeks' havoc, you don't have to wait in long line for seats most time now. I get my food in reasonable time frame (around 10 minutes) after placing the order. Some girls in front were new to the restaurant business obviously. But they are very friendly.

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Rangoon1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
First time for Burmese food
By VJB of abbotsford (155 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:20am [Dine in]

We wanted to try something different for dinner and so we went to Rangoon for Burmese food. It’s located in Kitsilano. It has a nice outdoor patio. I found the inside of the restaurant to be not very well lit and so for my tastes I found it to be a dull and dreary. It was very quiet on Sunday night when we were there. There was 1 couple that had just finished eating and there was only 1 other table for dinner while we were there. This is a family run restaurant and they had a couple of very young girls bringing candles to the tables and handling minor chores around the restaurant. Service was decent but certainly nothing special. After our meals were brought to the table we did not see our server again until we had finished eating. The food was somewhat disappointing. I’m sure it was well prepared but we both found our dishes lacking as far as flavour was concerned. I decided to try the pork belly with pickled mango. At first I had a hard time finding the mango but when I did find a few chunks of mango they just had a very salty taste to them. There were also large pieces of mango pit still attached. My husband had the spicy butter chicken. It was not really very spicy. Our server gave us a complimentary dish of apples and cantaloupe after our meal. My husband said he would rather have gone out for Thai food.
The prices were not too bad but we found the food to be very basic and lacking any distinctive flavours. The entrees come with grilled vegetables and buttered rice or buttered mashed potatoes.
I have to agree with my husband’s assessment. We should have gone out for Thai food instead. This was our first experience with Burmese food and for us it was not as appealing as other Asian cuisines.

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Mr Pan Pizza & New Mother India112 West 12th Street, North Vancouver
Good late-night option
By awkwardturtle of North Vancouver, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 2:04pm [Delivery]

I've ordered from Mr. Pan probably around 10 times now. Each time I use the pamphlet they've mailed me to order. Each time I have to fight with them for the discount offered in the pamphlet as they try to raise the price every time.

Food shows up pretty quickly most of the time. Only once were we sitting waiting hungry a little too long.
Otherwise, food is exactly what you'd expect for the price. It's delicious, hot pizza covered in grease, but hey, that's how I like it.

If you don't want to spend too much but you still want a ton of pizza, this is a good option.

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Venice Pizzeria Steak & Spaghetti House10322 East Whalley Ring Road, Surrey
Too bad the pizza is disgusting now
By robertaandterry of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:54pm [Delivery]

My husband has been ordering pizza from this restaurant for 30 years. Since the new owners took over it has been going downhill.
Last night was HORRIBLE. The cheese is obviously a lower quality as it felt like plastic. There was no sauce on the pizza at all barely, and the crust was disgusting.
When I called to let them know, they did not seem to care whatsoever. Sadly we will not be returning to Venice. Good luck keeping your doors open with horrible customer service to loyal customers of 30 years and food that tastes like it is a year old.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Came here twice: 1) Bachelorette party and 2) Anniversary
By kitsl of surrey (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:50am [Dine in]

I've been here twice. The first time was for a bachelorette party back in May and the second time was Sept 26. Both times have been great. I have had exceptional customer service both visits. The first time, our waiter was also the bartender, and while he was doing two jobs at once, he was very attentive to our group. Additionally, he gave us several shots for free in celebration of my friend's last day as a single woman.

The second visit was for my anniversary with my boyfriend. We had our reservation for 7 and were seated within five minutes. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our drinks were brought to us in a timely manner. Our food was brought by another staff member, but as we sat and ate, our waiter, another staff member, and possibly the manager all came out (at different times) to see how our meals were. That may have been a bit too much, but it shows that they care.

I ordered the seafood brochettes with lobster mashed potatoes and their signature brussel sprouts, and my boyfriend got the spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta came with a white sauce with goat cheese and four large meatballs in tomato sauce - I would recommend both of these dishes. For the bachelorette night, I also got the seafood brochettes but some other dishes that stood out was the crab gnocchi and short rib pasta. The only issue I had was that my sangria was more sugary than I expected.

If you are here for a date night, I would recommend it. I've read some stories about large parties and their negative reviews, so it seems like if you are in Glowbal Grill for an intimate night, you'll get taken care of well, but if you're here with a large group, you'd be waiting for hours. I haven't been here with a big group, but I've been to Italian Kitchen (owned by the same company) and the wait was ridiculously long for larger parties.

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Portly Chef, The1211 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Food okay, waitress rude
By floodedsky of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

Tonight I decided to visit the Portly Chef for the first time. I wanted dessert and an alcoholic beverage. There were only three choices for the dessert, which were quoted by the waitress. I chose the vanilla and mango creme brulée for dessert and a fruity gin beverage with raspberries. The brulée was surprisingly small for $9. It came garnished with sliced strawberries and raspberry sauce. The crunchy top was good, but beneath that it was like thick whipping cream. The drink was large and fairly tasty. The drink came first, but the waitress did not provide a napkin, so I grabbed one from a laid table nearby. When the waitress arrived with the creme brulée, she seemed shocked and angry that I had grabbed the napkin and remonstrated me with, "Why didn't you ask me for one?" I replied that I didn't want to wait. Then, halfway through dessert, when I had just placed a spoonful of brulée in my mouth, she came up to my table and spouted off with, "How are you enjoying it?" I tried to savour the mouthful, but she was waiting for an answer. Her rudeness had destroyed my pleasure of that mouthful. In such a small dessert, there are only a few mouthfuls. And, at $9 for the dessert, I figure she owes me. So I looked at her and told her, "If I wasn't enjoying it, I wouldn't eat it." Instantly, she pouted, looking annoyed and confused at the same time. She asked if her interrupting me eat had bothered me. I said, yes, it had, and that it felt like I was serving her, not the other way around. Miffed, she walked away. Later, when she returned with the bill, I told her I wasn't going to give her a tip because she was rude to me and had interrupted my enjoyment of my meal. She said, "But you didn't have anything in your mouth when I asked the question." She lied. I did. I paid and she told me, with all the sincerity of a serial killer, to have a good night. How is that possible? She had ruined it. I won't go back. I don't like being abused.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Terrible, Terrible and Terrible
By Miss Trump of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

All I can say is everything was terrible, food, service, management. We never had such bad experience going to a restaurant. Our advice is "DO NOT GO THERE". The portions are big but the quality is zero. People line up because they get a big plate of cooked pasta. That is all because the portion are big but the food is absolutely terrible.

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Kiki's Restaurant1959 152nd Street, #118, Surrey
Mediocre at best
By mcjardine of whiterock (29 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 5:17pm [Dine in]

Once a very solid choice for South Surrey. This is what happens when you get compliance and not keep up with the times . Food specials where terrible. Three of four ordered the special of the day [schnitzel] and the meat was old tasting and tough, the carrots cold , the portions very small. Thank gawd I wasn't paying. Gone down hill and will not recover ?

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Joe's Grill1031 Davie Street, Vancouver
When I go into an establishment for a sit down meal, I expect full service.
By ratedrrockstar of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

My partner and I went to Joe's Grill for a late breakfast a couple of weeks ago. I've never been terribly impressed with the place, but you get big portions for a decent price. The food was okay, but not stellar, and the service (up until the end) was also not bad. I couldn't finish my omelet right then and there, so I thought I would ask to have it packed up to take home with me to have later. The waitress said sure, went away, then came back a minute later and tossed a plastic container on our table, then walked away again! Uhhhh, what?? Now, I'm not sure if restaurants nowadays have changed policies on this, but when a customer asks for a meal to be packed up to go, someone EMPLOYED BY THE RESTAURANT does this, NOT the customer. I was so put off by it and the lack of customer service, I decided to just leave it behind. The food and ambiance isn't good enough for me to ever want to go back to this place.

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Savoy Pub258 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Karaoke, yummy drinks and good people
By Melantha R of Vancouver BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

Do not leave East Hastings without having visited Savoy Pub! I have never received a warmer welcome. Right away, it felt like I was hanging out with old friends who knew how to have a good time. LOVED the cheap beer...After 5 of those i don't remember much. I do know that it was a great night....karaoke, yummy drinks and good people. So much fun!!!!!

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Grigore's Pizza & Pasta1449 Prairie Ave, #7, Port Coquitlam
Quite distubing....
By katie_furkl of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:50pm [Take-out]

In the wee hours of the morning I was walking by and happened to look in and saw somebody sleeping on the floor, and the next morning and the morning after that. The owner lives in the store and for a food establishment that is just a no - no. So what, he like clips his toe-nails in there and does his laundry, and where does he shower?? Sorry buy I am not going to be getting a piece of garlic bread from this place. Kind of disturbing and plain nasty. Just thought people should know.

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Deer Lake Wonton House5107 Canada Way, Burnaby
Nothing special
By coopb34 of Buranby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

I think my title sums it all. How I feel about this place overall and in general. I don't know why I come here when there are so many other Chinese places to choose from. Maybe it's like one of those bad habits which you can't drop because you have been doing it for long. The only thing I like from here are their lunch specials. Otherwise I find the prices to high for me. I have a hard time liking their spring rolls, let alone their bbq duck. The broth tastes like nothing! I usually like their fried rice dishes with chicken and pork but they were tasting kind of burnt. Like I said, I don't know why I keep on coming if the food is not good and too expensive.

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Anatolia's Gate Restaurant7084 Kingsway, Burnaby
What happened, Anatolia?
By coopb34 of Buranby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

Anatolia used to be a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood for being a different type of food. Everything in the area, or what I am used to eating is either Mexican, Indian, Thai or Chinese. Boring. But then there was Anatolia with Turkish food. Sure, it never was the most presentable or prettiest restaurant around, but at least it had good food.

While these things havent changed, Anatolia seems to have gone downhill or plain simply: bad. The lavash bread was seriously the only thing I liked. But I don't go to a restaurant to eat just bread. I had to wait nearly half an hour for my order and when I told the waiter he gave me a nasty look and didn't come back for the rest of the night. He also didn't come back with the bread which my friend was missing. I couldn't finish the Tsatizki and the chicken curry was super bland and cold. If Anatolia wants to keep its customers, they need to educate their staff and regain their food standards.

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Taza Falafel House344 Sixth Street, Canada, New Westminster
The Princess is Right
By hydeeho of Burnaby (183 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:03am [Dine in]

I am in complete agreement with Princess123. On another vent I also do not agree with the moderators deleting bad reviews. If the establishment warrants bad reviews let the readers decide whether to patronize them or not. Below is a quote from Princess123 to ensure I have enough words to submit my review.

"I have written well over 130 real reviews on this site. I reported this restaurant's review twice as it's so obviously done by the owners in poor English and they weren't even smart enough to make up a better user name. However, the moderator chose to ignore the reports which help keep this site legit. No wonder there are fewer reviews on here all the time."

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Taza Falafel House344 Sixth Street, Canada, New Westminster
This website is s JOKE
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (138 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 5:39pm [Dine in]

I have written well over 130 real reviews on this site. I reported this restaurant's review twice as it's so obviously done by the owners in poor English and they weren't even smart enough to make up a better user name. However, the moderator chose to ignore the reports which help keep this site legit. No wonder there are fewer reviews on here all the time.

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Tim Hortons12467 88th Avenue, Surrey
Worst tims ever!!!!!
By Kodeecummings of Surrey Bc (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:06pm [Dine in]

Considering it"s a fairly new location it is horrible! Huge lack of understanding proper english! They dont seem to understand the difference between a DD or a TT! They always repeat the wrong order and that includes the managers . Nothing is worse then having the wrong order first thing in the morning when you are trying to get to work. No matter how many times you repeat or complain it will never change. The owners of this location could do so much better if their staff was not so rude or stupid. I literally drive 15 minutes out of my way in the mornings to go to a different location. I dont know co-workers who continue to use this location . Sad part is that its a great location just terrible service. Horrible mangers !

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Longtail Kitchen810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Should be soooo much better
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (138 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

Walked in at lunch time. It was empty. Waited over 10 minutes to be acknowledged while standing at counter. FInally I practically had to walk aroudn the counter to the kitchen to get someone. Ordered pad thai with prawns. I was looking forward to it as I thought this place would be good looking at all the authentic thai ingredients they had laying around. Especially as it was over $12 for noodle in a take out type place. Was told it would be 5-7 minutes. Closer to 15 minutes later my number was called and it wasn't even delivered to the table.

The table proffered very weird and awkward plstic forks and chopsticks. Well there's my first clue - no real thai restaurant has chopsticks. Thais dont use chopsticks. They use spoons and forks - no knives.

Finally sat down with my pad thai. It looked ok but very small portion. I noticed the next person who ordered the same dish got a portion that was bigger by half. Customers never like that.

There were bean sprouts on top but no cilantro or lime wedge, customary with real pad thai. I asked for a lime wedge and they said they don't have them only bottled lime juice. So, you know that one of the key ingredients in pad thai that they use is concentrated processed lime juice.

Finally tried it. Good pad thai is like a religious experience. This was not. It tasted ok but was WAY too fishy with fish sauce. The egg was done right but the wrong type of tofu was used, it was regular store bought tofu not the chewy type. Also I had paid mor for the shrimp paid thai and got only 3 shrimp. I heard a woman in the restaurant talking on her phone to someone saying the pad thai was so bad that Brown's made a better one. I beg to differ - theirs is nasty. But this wasn't great especially for the price.

Also, almost every time someone came in to order they were out of of didn't have something. DOn't bother with this place.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House2748 Lougheed Highway, #200, Port Coquitlam
Seriously? No communication to waiting customers!
By Andrea6171 of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

My and a friend of mine went there on Saturday Sept 20, 2014 about 1:00pm. It was kind of busy and we put our names down. We requested to sit outside as it was a sunny day. I noticed the dining area was less and less people and the outside was pretty spare so I thought we would be sat soon. Not so much. we asked if we could just sit down in the sun outside at a table (lots free), and we we given the message. " it will be a few min" ? Seriously! There was no manager on duty and the waiters, hostesses were busy with the few tables. We we then given the message that they could not take any more tables as the kitchen was backed up! Wtf? How about telling the crowd of people waiting for a table and apologizing and offering them coffee or something! No apology, no let's make you happy ! Nothing! We waited at least 30-40 min! The staff was not communicating to the crowd ! Well me and my girlfriend stood there by the wait to be seated sign with our arms crossed just glaring at the hostesses as they ignored us. On top of that the salad ( with burger) my friend got was not washed and she felt dirt in her mouth. Waitress just said oh sorry about that and deducted 2.50 from the ill. Whoa. So generous :p. Let's just say no tips were given and a bad review here!

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White Spot752 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
sadly the drive-in is gone.
By dogsbreakfast of Vancouver (Dunbar) (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2014 - 12:11am [Dine in]

I use to enjoy the drive-in. It was an easy way to get a car hop special hamburger with out having to wear a shirt. But the reason that I am writing this review is because of the quality of the food for the value.
Like most people I would like to eat healthy. Not only did I not get the half plate of mixed veggies, I got stickey rice, not fluffy. The veggies were just two, well cooked, flavorful, but limited. And the turkey was less than filling. I think they cook their own turkeys. I might be wrong about that. Still, for the price, it was just a bit too little.
I should have stuck with the burger and half and half fries. Half edible, half fry ends that are only good for the gulls. I know of other places near by that have better value. Next time.
I think they lost the vision at this location.

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Queen's Cross Neighbourhood Pub2989 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
too old to waste my money at this pub
By dogsbreakfast of Vancouver (Dunbar) (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

I'd been walking/hiking  all day. I was very tired, hungry, thirsty. So I stopped at the first place that I could sit down.  Ordered a hamburger with salad.
Not asked what I was drinking, so water will do.
The burger was 4 ounces of dry meat in a very old dry bun. The bun fell apart it was that old. I took a slice of the meat to see if it was as dry as it looked. It was; no flavour except for salt. I think it was a pre made patty that they froze. Or a cooked patty that they reheated in a pan. What ever it was, it was not worth the $12.00. That is twelve dollars after tax, so it makes this a twenty four dollar hockey puck.
I told my waitress; her reply, "I'm sorry" Really(?)

No, "I'm sorry, can I replace that with something else?" No, I'll speak with the chef and manager to see why, ( besides being cheep asses who don't care) and is there anything else that you would like instead?" Nope, just suck it up ass, eat what we give you, and don't forget to pay the full amount with a 20% tip. It's no longer going to let it slide. I'm no longer going to tip a waitress when the experience, attitude, meal are poor. (And please don't think that the waitress cannot be responsible for the food).  I'm sure if everyone stopped tipping for bad attitude and food, they'll soon hold a knife to the bxxxx of the cooks for not getting tipped because of the quality of the food.
And to top it off, as I was leaving she wished me a good night.........Dxxx! I'm still not sure how she knew my name is Dxxx...Hay!; it's not Dxxx

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