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Nicolelina's Cafe2838 St. Johns St, Port Moody
excellent food, always leave full and happy.
By Vancouver g of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

I have been going here for years with my boyfriend and we are always treated like friends. The owner and his family run a great cafe where you can buy breakfast all day long. Sometimes we stay for beers too and have more fun than going to the pub. Whether you want to have a quiet brunch with your friend or come and chat with the local community who are regular customers you will be happy leaving nicolinas. French toast is the best and best entre is the beef teriyaki. I would like to thank Jack and his family for always being so good to us. Mishka and Ryan

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Sky Dragon Restaurant1538 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Over Skydragon
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (112 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 5:48pm [Take-out]

I used to love this place and was it's biggest fan. But after tonight, I will be looking for somewhere new to order from. Food quality has gone down.

I had friends over and we ordered a number of dishes in cluding sweet and sour prawns. After we picked up and got back it turned out there were no prawns in the bag and they were the main dish for two non meat eaters. I checked the bill and the stupid order girl who was so bad on the phone to begin with, wrote down sweet and sour sauce not prawns. How can you not tell the difference?

The egg rolls were cold and we'd actually ordered spring rolls anyway. We ordered extra plum sauce and got 2 (instead of one I guess?) and finally there were NO fortune cookies. They whole meal was a write off.

Next time we'll try Hons.

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Bombay Se7500 120th Street, #201, Surrey
Skip It
By Tasty34 of Surrey (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 4:06pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend bought a Groupon for this place. I know it has been around for a while and has had different owners. My understanding is the first owner did a nice job. Currently it is pretty weak.

We got the brunch buffet. I could nit pick a number of weak points of this restaurant but it isn't worth the time. The food for the most part is below average with a small selection. Only the fish pakoras and naan were really good. The daal was decent. The rest was poor. I didn't enjoy the flavour. If a person had a Groupon and wanted to feed it would do. I wouldn't go back. I would recommend trying any place you have never heard of over this. At least somewhere else you have a chance at good food as you have no chance here.

The Groupon curse continues.

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Dublin Castle319 Governors Court, New Westminster
So Happy we called to see if they were in buisness.
By Jenred of Delta, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

After reading some mixed reviews, I was still curious to try this place out.
So pleasantly surprised.
Great location (local history)
We went for lunch and were both happy with our meals.
Cauliflower bites were perfect.
Awesome homemade burger!!
Very reasonably priced!
Defiantly wish nothing but the best for this buisness!!
Looking forward to going back soon!!
I believe the restaurant is in early days of new ownership, but seem to have it under control.
I would highly recomend The Castle as a great dining experience.
A great way to end the day after spending a bit of time in our historic New Westminster.
Great story about the building and its place in history.
Two thumbs up!!

Looking for a place to take visitors, and catch a good view, this is the place to go!!!!.

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ARC Restaurant, Fairmont Waterfront900 Canada Place Way Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, Vancouver
First Time Out
By Digby_Scallops of out there (48 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 10:29am [Dine in]

ARC is the former Herons Restaurant at the Fairmont Waterfront, situated directly across from the Vancouver Trade & Convention Centre. After having read the reviews on Herons on this site I was somewhat hesitant to try out ARC, as I noticed the Executive Chef was still the same. However the few reviews I could locate online were quite favourable.

We were seated promptly for our 7PM reservation. The restaurant is located on the main floor (lobby level) of the hotel, so while the windows are floor to ceiling & provides seating on two levels, the view is primarily that of the street and convention centre, with only limited views of the mountains. We were however seated with that view. If the view is important, another venue might be a better choice.

Wines by the glass were steep, in the $15 range for a 6 oz serving. We tried the Blasted Church Pinot Gris and it was well received. Appys were in the $10 - 17 dollar range, with entrees starting at $24 for a pasta reaching $38 for the Rack of Lamb. Desserts were the most reasonable, most under $10, with their own ice cream at $6.

We started off by sharing an order of Foraged Mushroom Toast on rosemary bread ($10). In light of the modest price, the serving was adequate for two & quite tasty. For our entrees, I ordered the Glazed Duck Breast ($32) and my wife the Roast Rack of Yakima Valley Lamb ($38).

My duck was disappointing. It could not be described as dry, but I found it if not tough, somewhat rubbery, with very little taste. It came with a ancient grain. which I took an immediate dislike to. The vegetables however were delicious.

The rack of lamb was quite small, only two racks, but prepared medium rare as ordered. It had a good portion of mashed potatoes, mushrooms and peas. My wife enjoyed the dish.

My duck was replaced without question by their Cavatelli Pasta, which was served in a heavy cream sauce which contained mushrooms & peas (a theme on their menu and they have a roof garden). The pasta had a somewhat chewy texture like Gnocchi. Overall it was wonderful.

Dessert was their Maple Hazelnut ice cream, a large portion which two could easily share. Not sure if as a result of it being our anniversary or due to my duck, but they brought me a Bag of Doughnuts which came with three sauces. Tasted just like PNE. An innovative and welcome end to the evening. We were both pleasantly full.

The staff and manager were all very pleasant, attentive and eager to please. Overall it was a very pleasant evening spent in a nice location in the heart of the city.

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Gulberg Fine Cuisine15950 Fraser Highway, #509, Surrey
Always a great time at "Gulberg"
By MontyA of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2014 - 12:41am [Dine in]

Food and service was really good. Enjoyed the dinner buffet...for $14.95 its a steal! Great variety from pakoras, biryani, veggie curries, meat curries, tandoori chicken, fried fish, naan bread, dessert etc. Lovely atmosphere, you can tell the restaurant owners have really invested a lot of time and effort in the decoration of the restaurant - it really has a great south asian theme! Favourite from the menu has to be the classic butter chicken! Also, beef nihari was a bit spicy, but very tasty! Never tried anything like this curry before. All food was fresh and frequently refilled by the waiters. This restaurant is different from other restaurants in the area as it blends in Pakistani cuisine, you will not find some of the dishes that this restaurant offers at your typical Indian restaurant. Location is also good and easy to find. Overall, Gulberg Fine Cuisine is a hit with all our friends and family!

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The15180 32nd Avenue, Surrey
Steaks done wrong Again
By azuravaleo of Surrey ,B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

early birthday dinner, hostess offers first available lounge table to the couple who comes in after me. i waited for them to accept it, so i could make my exit, but they turned it down.

i ordered a steak medium rare, but i should've just told her to surprise me, as it came back as a tough puck.
this was the second time here, and the cook's second mistake on the order. oh yeah, the first time i came in, they served me crab shell in the crab cakes. almost broke a tooth. the waitress offered up the comment from the observant cook that, 'this happens sometimes.' maybe they should've fired that cook, or put a disclaimer next to the crab cakes on the menu. also a rare steak on a medium rare order.

i only commit to spending so much money, when i expect to get excellent food and excellent service. silly me.

thank-you to the cook, who has convinced me to stop wasting my money at the keg franchise.

NO THANKS!

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Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar20020 Willowbrook Drive, #300, Langley
Needs a new manager
By brenda22 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

Unfortunately this restaurant needs a lot of work. Value is very poor, food is mediocre and portion size is small for amount charged. The manager is lazy and certainly isn't welcoming unless you are consuming alcohol. Service is extremely slow you can wait up to 20 minutes for someone to acknowledge you are at a table.

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Sixth Street Grill, The413 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Disappointing
By brenda22 of New Westminster BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

We were excited when a new western cuisine restaurant first opened approx three years ago. We have been there numerous times since they opened and food has been average no matter what day of the week. Service is better during Monday through Friday. Sunday is the worst day to go to this restaurant as this is their busiest day and they find it difficult to deal with high volume of customers.On Sundays they bring in a family member an older gentleman to help with customers and he is rude and lazy. The restaurant is currently for sale hopefully the new owners will keep it western cuisine.

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Curry Sensation Indian Restaurant2828 152 street, #105, Surrey
Buffet not so great, ok ok not good ,ok ok mediocre
By mcjardine of whiterock (29 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 9:04am [Dine in]

What a disappointment. Arrived at 11.40 AM for their buffet and was told the Buffet opens at 12. Their sign states 11:30. Ok came back at 12:10 and found a small buffet 12 items in the hot section. Goat curry is always my favourite BUT not this time. Meat was old and very tough. It appears as if they cook the meat days ahead of time and just add it to a sauce. Meat not even stirred in as it was sitting of top of sauce ,all dried looking. Butter Chicken dish same , very small pieces and again prepared much earlier and tasted strange.

When I told our waitress she could not less. Told our cashier ,again my comments went unanswered.

The sauces were very good ,premises very clean. This restaurant is located in a small strip mall in S Surrey and the owners must serve a much better buffet. I can not see this place lasting. Only two other people eating there on a Friday lunch time.Aug ,2014

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Al Porto Ristorante321 Water Street, Vancouver
Pleasantly Surprised
By KeyWester of West End, Vancouver (30 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2014 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

Did lunch on a Groupon. We really weren't expecting much based upon some of the previous reviews and the location, being situated in touristy Gastown. The antipasto for two was excellent and included quality prosciutto, three large prawns, provolone, salami, tomatoes, arugula, and some pickled veggies. Mains consisted of a good sized Atlantic lobster (which the kitchen had kindly split in half and cracked open the claws) with a side of al dente pasta which was substituted for risotto by request at no additional cost, and a delicious grilled scallop and prawn combo. Both dishes were accompanied by perfectly cooked green beans, squash and beets. Service was extremely pleasant and professional. Only complaint was that the chocolate ganache tort for dessert was rather tasteless. Will definitely be back.

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Panago Pizza7150 200th Street, #210, Langley
Looks like someone out there was bored with ALOT of time on thier hands
By eating good food of Vancouver (115 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 9:15pm [Dine in]

Ok, I may not work 40 hours a week, but seriously.....

I mean this guy doesn't want to give a lousy tip to the poor delivery driver, who probably has to put up with a bunch of crap from many patron.....Fine, don't tip.....It's not exactly mandatory, but obviously you are a stupid loser and made a big stink to the delivery driver about not leaving him a tip (I would be embarrassed if I were making the one making a big stink about having to leave a tip to the delivery, and insulted if I were the delivery driver)

And the $3.50 delivery charge (Well Duh) how do you think the tip less delivery driver gets paid? and do you think the delivery car just magically appeared (WITH GAS) not to mention car insurance. KFC does that too, and I am sure there are other places who also do it. Why do you think you get 10% off for pick up orders you moron? Delivering your stupid pizza to your house involves costs that the restaurant pays (Idiot)

And I can't believe News 1130 was too stupid to even air your lame story.....They must have had no better news to report (Must have been an extremely slow day for them) but after airing that crap, I wouldn't be surprised if they lost many viewers or listeners.

I am surprised your wife isn't divorcing you after all that crap

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Gami Sushi10111 Number 3 Road, 126, Richmond
Decent Food With Fair Price
By billhaasfoodcritic of West Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

New Japanese restaurant opened in Broadmoor by RBC bank. Don't be deceived by its new opening, it was quite busy when I came in during dinnertime with my brother. We were seated quickly and given menus to look at. The menu was intriguing and the ambiance was enticing. Most of their decor were of old looking, but it was of Japanese tradition. We ordered the salmon and tuna nigiri and the bc roll. When the food arrived, I was surprised to see the salmon nigiri were long-cuts of fresh pink salmon and the tuna had a lively colour, unlike most cheaper Japanese restaurants. The sushi rice used to make both the rolls and the nigiri were somewhat bland though, I guess that's what happens when MSG is not used in food. However, I would much rather prefer a meal without MSG than with it. After finishing our meals, we were full and content and the bill totaled to $30.24 with its current 20% discount. Most of my trips out to sushi restaurants would amount to about 50-60 dollars a person. Gami sushi is definitely worth a try if you're looking for decent food for a cheap price.

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Craft Beer Market85 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
tons of beers
By Jamie Franky of Vancouver & Sussex (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 4:49pm [Dine in]

i had a good time all in all and just wanted to post that. if you are looking for a good draught selection and a fun patio do it up. our server was very busy but she was all smiles ta the table. we got a few appies and they were decent, no complaints.

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Gami Sushi10111 Number 3 Road, 126, Richmond
New Japanese jewel in town
By tat of Richmond , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:12am [Dine in]

Great experience at this brand new joint! Menu has enticing items like coconut crusted tuna, shrimp gyoza, spicy pork gyoza, lobster motoyaki, and a great selection of specialty rolls. The highlight of the night was the okonomiyaki (Japanese savory pancake)- filled with shrimp, mussels, and tender squid. Came to table cooked in a sizzling cast iron plate. Tempura was fresh and light. The accompanying sauce was so much better than the usual bland stuff. Decor is lovely. Service was extremely friendly, although I hope more attention to detail will be paid once they've been open longer. This will definitely become a neighbourhood favourite

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Sawbucks Neighbourhood Pub1626 152nd Street, Surrey
I love this place!
By Sandra Geldart of merville b.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2014 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

I would recommend this bar to anyone, the food and service are awesome and the live entertainment is fantastic. Great value for the money, and football on the big screen with loads of yummy chicken wings and imported beer is the most fun. Live music and a fun atmosphere make Sawbucks my favorite bar when I am in the area.

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Taste Of Punjab, A10009 136A Street, Surrey
Mamma's Home and boy can she cook!
By Blade Runner of North Van (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2014 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

We've been here several times....and no lie "It's Very Good."
Go figure, we live on the North Shore but it's certainly worth the drive.
Sure there are other great Indian establishments and we've tried several but this one is a jewel.
We stumbled on it a few years ago and love eating here.
Not only is the food great but they genuinely seem happy to see us.
With all the new high-rises being built in the area, not sure how long it'll be before these folks have to relocate.

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Butler Did It Catering Co., The620 Clarke Drive, Vancouver
Facility Catering
By AlexisKC of Vancouver (Cambie) (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2014 - 1:06pm [Catering]

Our office recently hosted a corporate event for 200+ and I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and efficiency shown by everyone at Butler, starting from the initial planning stages through various iterations of the menu and adjustments of supplies - our planner was endlessly patient and quick to accommodate every step as our needs evolved.

On the night of the event, the set-up of the bars and serving tables was accomplished attractively and tastefully; the service staff were attentive without being oppressive; platters were replenished speedily and always looked appetizing; staff circulated constantly to keep stock full and to clear away leavings. Everything ran smoothly and easily, even when our elevator stopped working and the servers had to resort to using stairs to go between floors! Make your event easier to plan by calling Butler.

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El Caracol5190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Very good experience
By Norman of Vancouver East (72 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2014 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

This is just a hole in the wall at the corner of Victoria and 36th, but that doesn't affect the food. I was very pleased with my meal, everything was fast and fresh and very tasty. I might ask for the recipe for the salsa. I have certainly had some disappointing Mexican food experiences in Vancouver at much higher prices. I had good authentic food here at a very good price.

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Legend House Restaurant1169 Pacific Street, Coquitlam BC, 140, Coquitlam
Good Sauces, otherwise Meh...
By Joe and Traci of Vancouver (Fairview) (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2014 - 6:28pm [Take-out]

Not very good quality. Small portions. Chicken (all thigh) had too much gristle bits, as did every bite of beef. Noodles seemed fresh, but not to our liking. Szechuan and Kung Pao had good sauce flavour, but everything else was... Meh. Sweet & sour chicken was all soggy breaded thigh (not crispy with sauce, as per the menu)...probably 1/4 of each bite was meat. Not worth a 2nd chance... Especially as they seemed over priced to start.

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