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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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Genji Japanese Restaurant3650 Mount Seymour Parkway, #153, North Vancouver
Takeout Service terrible - food not worth the wait
By Blueridge-Foodie of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 6:27pm [Take-out]

One star solely due to slow/poor service.
My kids have had spotty service issues before for eat-in but thought we would try them for take-out. We ordered four rolls and one sashimi dish and were told it would be ready in 20 minutes. I arrived on time for pickup and the restaurant was barely quarter full. Paid for the order and was told they were waiting for one roll. Sat and waited another twenty five minutes during which time no new patrons entered and two tables paid and left - of the other patrons, only saw one order delivered to a table and one phone call that appeared to be a takeout/delivery order.
No staff came and updated me on status until after twenty minutes one server asked if I was waiting for something. I informed her that my order was supposed to be ready twenty minutes earlier - she went to the back had a discussion with someone and within a few minutes my order finally was brought to me. A mature gentleman (likely the owner by his bearing) had been wandering around the restaurant during my wait and passed me several times without inquiring into my wait.
Based on the minimal volume during my visit, I would hate to see how they handled any real volume of business. If you are in any hurry or have a timeline don't order from here. I could have spent less than twenty five minutes driving to the Lonsdale area for similar food and faster service. I will not be ordering from here again.

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Rusty Gull Neighborhood Pub175 E. 1St, North Vancouver
Terrible Bar Service
By DWilkinson of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

I went in and sat at the bar, then waited ten minutes or more to be served because the (sloppily dressed) bartender had his head buried in a newspaper. Finished my first (flat) beer and then waited yet another ten minutes before I called out asking for another beer (which was an inconvenience to the bartender judging by his attitude). The place was quiet, but that's no excuse for being so inattentive and rude!

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Centennial Beach Cafe570 Boundary Bay Road, Delta
good view for a milk cow
By salmonbbq of langley (18 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

The food is Terrible the worst fish tacos I've ever had an inch of greedy fried fat with no fish in one and a sliver of an anchovies inside the other blob of fried fat. Add the 2.10 for a can of pop and the tourist trap is set. The owner must see this as a cash cow rather than providing good food. Hiring 6 young ladies could be the other motive eating his or her profits. Bottom line food terrible pack a lunch. Even the chicken tenders weren't good and over fried. I recommend less cash cow and more chef training

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
Left a bad taste in my mouth.
By I know good food of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 1:16am [Dine in]

Well I'm never going back there TERRIBLE SERVICE! INCOMPETENT WAITRESS!(who was absent for most of our meal) , FOOD was OK BUT NOT WORTH WAITING OVER AN HOUR FOR !
It wasn't as bad at first but as time went on the service went downhill . The waitress messed up our order and missed 2 items we asked for. Entree was burnt and over salted. I was never asked if I wanted another glass of wine. The manager was not in charge, he had no control over his staff. This was the worst way to kick start a weekend! I give it a F for failure.

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Golden Pita Lebanese Restaurant9630 Cameron St, Burnaby
fantastic lebanese food
By j_zimmermans84 of Delta BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 6:21pm [Take-out]

We are originally from Montreal and every where you look there are delicious lebanese restaurants in every city.

This restaurant is by far the best one hands down that we have tried since moving to BC. The shawarma is amazing, the garlic sauce is delish... the falafels are fresh. Couldn't be happier.

We live in Delta and the drive is totally worth it.

It also helps that both the owners, Imran and Jad are very friendly and know how to make killer food.

Trust me it is totally worth a try! We can't get enough!

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Panago Pizza7150 200th Street, #210, Langley
Tipping the driver
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (136 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

I have no idea what the deal is with the previous poster. But, I say all you need to do is hit "0" for percentage or amount! It's not rocket science. I have seen this tons of times at places and that's what I do. New 1130?!! hahaha - did they really care and if so - slow news day? Some people need to get a life.

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Panago Pizza7150 200th Street, #210, Langley
Location Forces You To TIP using Debit Machine for Deliveries
By TrippleDDD of Clayton Heights, Surrey (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 2:31pm [Take-out]

On August 20th, 2014 my wife and I ordered delivery from this location, and upon delivery at our home, the debit machine was programmed by the franchisee to force you to tip the driver. Although the location manager denies this. Rather instead offering a poor excuse about how you can work around the options provided on the PIN pad.(Funny, the delivery person said there was no workaround) None the less, its programmed in a passive aggressive way in order to confuse you and guilt you into tipping the driver over and above the $3.50 delivery charge the Panago charges and says doesn't go to the driver (Then where does it go?). We complained to the call center immediately and requested a manager from the head office to call us regarding this scam. No call was ever returned.
On August 21st, 2014 we called the call center again and asked to have a representative from Panago Head Office call us. They did not return our calls.
I then contacted News1130 and reported our story to the media. We were both interviewed for the story, and also made it very clear that Panago has not responded to our requests for a call back. Panago went on to refuse comment or return the callback request to News1130. They have never made an attempt to resolve this with us, or address how their debit card machines are programmed for confusion on purpose.
I also visited the store in person to complain, but I got the brush off and told a Business Development Officer from Panago would be contacting me to address this issue. This offer was made after I advised them we were interviewed by the press regarding this issue that very same day. The Development Office also NEVER called back as promised
On August 22nd, 2014, the entire story went public. News 1130 aired the interviews with me and my wife in its entirety. Both on their website and radio. Panago refused comment and the story sparked outrage on the News1130 website and in Vancouver.
The president of BC Restaurant and Food Services Association went on record and said "they’d be well-advised to go back to the more conventional way and return to programming PIN pads with YES tip or NO Tip, not just an option of percentage or dollar amount".
At the time of this writing, not a single person from Panago has reached out to me or my wife. Nor have they publicly commented on how their PIN pads are programmed. This would seem to be an acknowledgement of deceiving the public if they did!
If you choose to do business with Panago, make sure you observe and question your transactions. Dont be bullied into providing a tip because you feel guilted. Perhaps order from somewhere else. We will not be supporting this location any longer, or the chain until they the appropriate changes to their PIN pads so that its easy and clear to understand by all, and that you are NOT forced into providing a tip.
Thanks for reading. you can Google the story for yourself about this location.
The Pizza we ordered was fantastic.

Mark & Paula

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Five Guys Burgers & Fries2002 Park Royal, #501, West Vancouver
Large burgers and fries
By dianalee of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 10:16am [Dine in]

It is hard not to get dirty when you eat at Five Guys. The burger is not only kind of greasy but the stuff tends to fall everywhere. The service is kind of slow but the good thing is that you get to have free peanuts while you wait for your burger. I know it sounds like not much, but what do you expect? It is a fast food place after all...

The few times i've been to Five Guys, ive noticed that the portions in Five Guys are LARGE. Larger than Canadian standards. If you like to eat, come here. Otherwise, plan to under-order. We were two and had to take the fries as leftovers because we couldn’t finish them!

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Troll's at Horseshoe Bay6408 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Should have read the reviews before going
By dianalee of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 9:57am [Dine in]

I considered Trolls a convenient place to eat if you are in a hurry or waiting for the ferry to arrive with a beautiful view of the water. The view is INCREDIBLE from here, a real privilege that this places takes for granted. I had been here twice before but didn’t remember having had a bad experience. This time around, I suggested to my boyfriend to make a stop at Trolls. Whyyyy?? We were practically ignored when we arrived and once we managed to get seated, it look our waiter nearly 15 minutes to bring us our menu. He didn’t even apologize! The food was not even good to my disappointment. My fish looked old and the chips tasted bland. The fact that the place smelled funky didnt help either. Bad bad experience.

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Takis Taverna1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
No Line-ups Here
By dinnerguests of vancouver (26 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 7:56pm [Dine in]

We wanted to go to a place without huge line-ups. This was the place.
We ordered the Calamari entree with rice, potatoes, salad, and cooked vegetables. We were surprised that the food looked and tasted like it had been around for days. The calamari had unrecognizable tenderness with a slight bitterness that we all tasted. The potato wedges were shrunken, flexible, and dry around the edges. The carrots were brown where the scraping was not fully complete. The texture of the green beans appeared canned. The salad was warm. We will seek fresher food at a different place next time.

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India Gate616 Robson St, Vancouver
DO NOT ENTER..No Flavour and
By Indiancrave of Vancouver (Clark Drive) (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

Came for a stopover from cruise ..and thought Vancouver had "authentic" Indian meals...I'm gonna just stop and say please stay away from these money hungry owners.no respect..felt we were looked down on..CHEF is not authentic or trained and I will bet on it..one older turban guy came to tell corny jokes...give it a rest and focus on good service.NASTY!..hope Indian food in Vancouver is better than this un aromatic Indian cuisine...

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