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DNB4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Freaking gross
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Maybe the clientele here are the kind of prole who will
Eat anything but I'm not. P
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Was stuck here for a conference and was sick of starbucks and the dismal buffet. The noodle bowl sounded just perfect. Choose your broth noodles kveggies protein. How could that go wrong?

First I arrived at noon on a weekday. No staff. After 5 minutes some old guy who looked really out of it and not too bright comes out and does stuff but does not acknowledge me'or other people in line. The other people were smart and decided to drive to McDonald's. Wish I had. Finally after another 5 minutes some woman comes out announcing she had to go to the bathroom. Yay thanks for the update.

I ordered red curry broth which was super super super oily and not from coconut milk from some kind of gross oil. There was a an oil slick so thick on top of my soup that I wanted to call Greenpeace. Ew and yuk!! The ramen noodles were ok. I got 2 veggies minuscule serving of bean sprouts and 2 brocvoli trees. The bean sprouts should have been on top. Then I got a double order of dhrimp which equalled 6. They tasted off. I had asked the dude if the broth was vegetatian and he just stared at me so I took my chances.i do not eat chicken or beef. Halfway through I go to shove a chopstick full of stuff in and notice a huge long disgusting piece of some kind of meat. I just about puked.

I could not eat Anymore of this nastiness and threw it out. $10 down the drain and I wAs still hungry. Don't do it.

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Dark Table2611 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
An unusual dining out experience in the dark
By Kelvin_Brown of North Vancouver, BC (19 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

We were along on Tues. night, having booked the day before. It was popular. We selected our main course outside whilst waiting, then were introduced to our waiter & lead inside to our table. It was totally dark. We were surprised how the waitering staff managed to find their way around. Impressive.

We ordered drinks. A large beer in a tall glass might not have been the most practical of receptacles, but I didn't manage to put it down & knock it over when trying to re-find it ! Our starter was a small, beeroot & lettuce caesar salad, which was difficult to chase around the plate. It was also difficult to determine whether you had anything on your fork, so whilst it was an unusual experience, it was also a little frustrating at times.

My main course was beef tenderloin, which whilst very tasty, the portion size was somewhat small.

My sweet was a chocolate slab, again which was tasty but small.

The experience was undoubtedly unusual & different. But the portions were generally small, very average & the whole experience was severely over-priced.

We tired it once, but wont be going back.

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Kalma Family Restaurant20555 56 Avenue, #9, Langley
worked there briefly
By dbarnes of Langey (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 10:23am [Dine in]

I worked at the restaurant for a brief period of time but had a run in with the owner who REFUSES to pay me
I want to take him to labour relations to get the money he owes me but I doubt it will do any good

The kitchen is in poor condition and someone should report him to the board of health. Items in the freezer are not all clearly marked and dated and some containers were open causing freezer burn on all the food in it.

The gravy is made from beef fat(gross). My work experience there was unpleasant and would not want my worst enemy to work there. The owner walks around in the same dirty black suit day in and day out. He wears slippers in the kitchen which is WRONG!!!!! and He is rude and very disrespectful to his employees and He always referred to me as "that girl". If you are seriously thinking about working here, think again and consider a job picking up trash instead. Thank you for reading this

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Swad Indian Kitchen1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Not your typical Indian restaurant
By younginvan of Kerrisdale (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 29, 2016 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

This is my first time here and I cannot say I was blown away like I thought I would be. Maybe I had raised my expectations too high? Or fussed too much but I was expecting something better than what you would find in terms of Indian restaurants in New York or London. The food is a bit on the pricier side to begin with and the names are a bit strange. Difficult to find out what I like or don't like because it all seems so unfamiliar to me. The only dish I could recognize was the butter chicken. Plus, there were no samosas! A little disappointing. I ended up getting the butter chicken with rogan josh which were not bad. Found the portion sizes to be a little small, I usually end up with leftovers but this time there were none.

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Moa Box Restaurant2973 Glen Dr, #105, Coquitlam
W.moabox.ca or moaboxcoquitlam.ca?
By Westside Pizza of Vancouver (Dunbar) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 3:52am [Delivery]

Received their flyer last month, finally got around to it. Who does flyers these days, they seem to be new.

Anyways ordered their salmon sashimi, pretty fresh. Their Moa box roll is their signature and pretty tasty too. Wouldn't say they're the best deal in town but it's a bonus they deliver, not many in the area.

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Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill3800 Bayview Street, #112, Richmond
Somwhat disappointed
By Julumkana of Coquitlam, B.C. (51 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

Drove down to Steveston with my family to spend the day there. I wasnt planning on eating there, but why not grab some fish 'n chips because the kids were hungry. So we decided on the Shady Island. We got a table right away despite how busy they were. We ordered the seafood platter for 2. It comes with Kalamari, 3 peuces of fish Cod, Salmon and Halibut. The fish and chips were good. The calamari was rubbery and not seasoned well. It was a very poor job with the batter not covering the majority ofbthr squid. The kids just ate fries and a bit of fish. It was $45 for thr platter, the bill totalled $58 with drinks. We left hungry. Im not very impressed, i dont think i would go back here. Its like a tourist trap restaurant. People just go for the novelty.
Still searching for a good fair priced restaurant in Steveston. Shouldnt the fish be cheaper here becsuse they are right next to the fishermans wharf?? I dont get it.
We had to stop off somewhere else for a bite. This place is not bad, but i think i will pick another spot in the future.

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Tuc Craft Kitchen60 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Delicious food, fun vibe, great staff
By lomimu of Lower Mainland (32 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:20am [Dine in]

Tuc has funky décor with nice touches, like fresh ranunculus arrangements in wood boxes. A long bar dominates the space and gives the sense that they’re serious about their drinks. Not quiet or romantic, but fun.

Love that they have nibblies (e.g. parsnip fries with coriander dip, gravalax) to take the edge off your hunger rather than fill you up. Wine, beer, and cocktails on offer were interesting and different – something for everyone.

Beef Daube was a rich mix of tender beef served in a cast iron dish on top of gooey Parmesan and mashed potatoes. Ling Cod flavours were subtle and interesting, and the fish was perfectly cooked (wish there were more seafood on their menu!). Dessert of a black tea sponge cake with ginger ice cream and absinthe apples wasn’t something I’d normally go for, but it was interesting, not too sweet – and totally delicious. Our server, Phil, was fun and super-helpful, and could answer any question in detail about the food prep (all the staff seemed very similar to him!).

Overall, had a great evening – Tuc deserves all the praise.

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Ajisai Sushi Bar2081 West 42nd Ave, Vancouver
Still one of the best
By younginvan of Kerrisdale (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 22, 2016 - 11:20am [Dine in]

I have been coming here for years and I can honestly say Ajisai has still got it. No other sushi place I have tried has come near in beating it. It's rolls and nigiri are one of the best I have ever had. However, I have to say the whole experience has dropped for me a little ever since it has started getting recognition. What used to be a great place to hang out and get good sushi at a reasonable price has now become a whole ceremony. It is a small restaurant, I understand, but part of its charm has been taken but it. I usually end up waiting over 30 minutes just to get inside, so I have started opting for simple take-out.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
Our pick for date night
By mannyb of Van area (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

Dee and I are doing a thing to kind of help us bond/ spend more time together and tonight (well, yesterday night to be honest) it was date night. It was my turn to pick the restaurant of choice and so this is the product of it.

I dragged my fiancee to India Bistro yesterday because I wanted good curry and knew that if not now, then never. She was a bit hesitant at first because of the calories and whole "trying to stay fit" attitude but I somehow managed to convince her. Whether it was the weather or her tiredness, she caved in.

Lets just say that the leftovers still satisfied my tastebuds today. We had a banquet consisting of veggie samosas, chicken tikka, palak paneer, biryani and jogan rosh. The classics played well their part and delivered taste. The chicken blended magically with the spices and sauces and just dipping your spoon into it made you hungry. As for the jogan rosh? It was on fire, literally. Lamb and chills apparently make you feel the burn. The waiter watched me gulp down glass after glass of water. Dee also had trouble eating it despite having built a huge tolerance to spicy food.

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Chilli Lee Szechuan Cuisine1927 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
If you can't even cook noodles properly..GIVE UP!
By Avoidfoodpoisoningman of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

I ordered delivery from this restaurant and it was the worst "Szechuan"(if you can even call it that) food I have ever had. I ordered the Pad Thai and the g rated Kung Pow Chicken. The Pad Thai had so many bean sprouts the noodles barely existed..the noodles that lingered were under cooked at that. A child with a how to cook noodles for dumbies could cook better noodles. With a seasoning of laziness the chef threw huge obnoxious over cooked triangles of tofu that would be a down right crime to any vegetarian. That's not even the worst part..many of the sprouts were mouldy and had gone bad! I called the restaurant to complain and the delusional chef claimed that's how they come and asked if I had ever eaten pad thai before. Last I checked the sprouts weren't blue and sour tasting!! On to the Kung Pow..Barely any chicken and dry as the cracked dessert floor..was not even spicy at all making it just cooked chicken scraps with under cooked vegetables. Pathetic excuse for restaurant quality food..do me and your stomach a favour and never ever eat here.just terrible

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Score on Davie1262 Davie street, Vancouver
Cool atmosphere crappy food
By 99north of Squamish (31 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:47am [Dine in]

After reading all the hype about this place we finally decided to try it out for brunch.?
The service was mediocre at best and the food not good
The big breakfast was so over cooked, potatoes like fried up rocks, poached eggs like golf balls
Awful food, toast had been sitting out a long time before it came to me, likely pre cooked, so dry and shrivelled up, yecch!
The perogies were so over cooked you could hardly cut them with a steak knife, unreal bad.
Likely the worst breakie I have ever had. Wife's French toast was passable, but there was snotty uncooked egg on the bottom,,,!
Suffice to say whoever is in the kitchen isn't on the ball, maybe we just happened to get a cook having a bad morning, but it wasn't good
The value for the price paid was NOT good,,pretty expensive for the portion and quality
We won't be back
Too bad, I have read some good reviews about Score but this isn't a good one for sure

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Al-Madina Restaurant9320 Scott Road, Surrey
Dumbest, dirty and very rude owner
By TS of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 19, 2016 - 3:16am [Dine in]

The Dumbest owner operator. We got there at lunch hour and ordered food. He said that will be ready in 10 minutes. He brought in first dish after 45 minutes...then naan bread after another 10 minutes. I asked him very politely if he could bring all the food together bcz kabobs were already cold. He said he was the only one there. I thought its a lame excuse. My friend said but we are going to pay you the full price and this is not a good service. He never apologized for being late and for a very poor customer service. He appeared with very dirty hands and apron. I kinda thought that was gross. NEVER RECOMMENDED. FULL OF DISEASES....DIRTY....RUDE. At the end of the conversation, he simply asked us to leave because he didn't like us to question him about poor service and him wearing dirty clothes and hands. YUCK

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Milestones Grill & Bar3085 152nd Street, Surrey
Gave it a high rating, but used to be better
By eating good food of Vancouver (127 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:05pm [Dine in]

I used to frequent Milestone's very often, but over the last couple years have seen that their prices have sky rocketed.....

I used to go to a Milestone's every year for my birthday (Last year was the last time for birthday since alot of us find their food pricy....Decided to go to Boston Pizza this year (Thats expensive too, but)

Anyways, before being seated; I went to use the Washroom....not much pressure out of the sink.....whatever water came out was probably just a bit warmer than the Atlantic ocean was the night the Titanic sank.....I let a manager know....Hopefully they fixed it

Anyways; I went back to my date.....I ordered....I ordered a double cheeseburger with extra fries....and my date had just a single with extra fries.....The truth is; that the burger was fantastic.....I did pay $6 extra for a double patty (used to be $4) and the burger alone used to be cheaper...basically used to pay $15 for a double....now a single is $15.75.....burger is delicious, but find it expensive.

The service was great though....we liked out waitress. When we got the bill though, we saw we got charged $10 for two extra fries....I was shocked....I know I asked for extra, but didn't expect to pay that much. I brought that concern up to the waitress who spoke with her manager and they took it off the bill...so that made us happy.

Truth is, it is a bit expensive for what it is, but the food is above average from our regular Red Robin and White Spot (Just don't order extra fries) and the ambiance is great. I am no longer a regular at Milestone's, but it is great to come for special occasions (such as my date for Valentine's) and even birthdays are good; but then my friends have to pay beyond their means so ditched it this year and probably will continue to.....but for those other special occasions.....you can't go wrong with Milestone's....Just not for casual dining anymore

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Sakuya1593 128th St, Surrey
Very good little hidden restaurant
By frenchie75 of White Rock (36 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

I honestly keep forgetting this place is here. It's a very nice restaurant that I love to go to with my family ..., when I remember it's there. It's really rather tucked away beside an insurance office and veterinarian clinic. It has a very nice cosy ambience and the food is very well done for a small community Japanese restaurant. Presentation is very nice and I feel the quality is quite high. The staff are very welcoming and hard working. Now that I've written this review I'm going to make it more of a priority to come here more often since it really is a great little place within walking distance to my home.

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Starbucks1658 128th Street, Surrey
Staff seem arrogant and offputting
By Shel Scott of South Surrey B.C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:27am [Dine in]

As I waited for my Frappucino, the woman behind the counter said "hello" in a tone of voice that sounded like I wasn't wanted there. An elderly man walked past me, though the door and into the kitchen. He quickly emerged, and my Frap was served. I think it was tainted. This place is creepy.
Next day, thinking maybe I was just being overly sensitive, I was served by whom I presume was the manager. She was filling out some kind of form and seemed put out by having to serve me. Her "thank you" was uttered in frosty tones that made her sound like someone who shouldn't be working retail.
The place is out of control. Head Office will hear of this.

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Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar601 West Cordova, Vancouver
Overrated
By cyberspace of vancouver (87 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:35am [Dine in]

Went to Rogue as I was meeting a friend for lunch. Had the Ruben sandwich and it was not good at all. Very greasy and meat was too fatty. My friend had the chicken burger and it was also very average. Service was decent but the food quality for not good for the prices that they charge. It was $17 for Ruben sandwich. There are much better places around town the one can go for lunch. I will not go back.. Décor was good at the restaurant.

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Ashiana Tandoor Restaurant1440 Kingsway, Vancouver
A Vancouver Institution
By yvr1953 of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:10am [Dine in]

Restaurants come and go but Ashiana has been a temple of fine Indian food for many years on the Kingsway. The owner/chef and his wife always extend a warm welcome and the food is wonderful. I've been eating here since the 80s(!). Last night's dinner was another great experience. Highly recommended.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes950 West Broadway, Unit 200, Vancouver
pancake all-you-can-eat
By thirdperson of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:39am [Dine in]

IHOP is short for international house of pancake - a typical restaurant chain similar to Denny's. The only IHOP in Vancouver is located upstairs near Broadway and Oak street. Clean casual ambiance with televisions available and over 20 tables. Only problem is that there tends to be customers waiting to be served during busy periods. During mid January to mid February, limited promotion is available for various breakfast meal combos with all the buttermilk pancakes you can eat. However customer must ask for special breakfast menu. Regular menu lists a wider variety of foods at higher prices. Best deal is the $8.00 regular breakfast which consists of eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausages with pancakes. Two pancakes are initially served per plate and customers can order more. Their pancakes are light, warm, fluffy and delicious. On the table, there are 4 types of syrup - blueberry, strawberry, butter caramel and maple. Also there is unlimited pot of coffee for under $3.00. Overall, decent food that is served reasonably prompt by friendly attentive waitresses. Good value for breakfast that I would recommend.

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Metrotown Polish Deli5068 Kingsway, Burnaby
Homemade Napoleons and perogies…
By floodedsky of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

Wow! The custard was so light and fluffy. The was pastry flaky and crunchy. Delicious! Also delicious were the homemade cheese and potato perogies served in-store with fried onions, bacon, and sour cream. I will never buy the frozen grocery store perogies again after eating their homemade perogies. I purchased some to go, and the owner gave me instructions on how to prepare them properly.

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La Cucina1509 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
Get treated like a third-class citizen…
By floodedsky of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

My friend and I ate there last night. Although there was only one other occupied table in the entire restaurant, the hostess seated my friend and I were seated at a table in the back, against the back side wall. While we were eating our appetizer, two noisy men were seated at a table directly behind and to our side - only one arm's length away. Now there were only three fully occupied tables in the entire restaurant. The waiter was arrogant, haughty, and in our faces throughout our meal. My friend finished his dinner early and his plate was taken away, but not silently. We were interrupted many times with unnecessary comments, such as "I'll just take this away" and "Are you finished yet?" This is pretty much taboo in a good restaurant. Waiters should go about their tasks unnoticed and be 100% courteous and sensitive towards their customers. When my friend tried to pay his bill, there was a problem with the debit machine. He tried three times and the paper pumped out, "Transaction Not Completed." After the third try, the waiter announced to the entire restaurant, "DECLINED." I was so angry that I could barely contain the food I had just eaten there. The waiter is a sadist with a very very bad attitude. It wouldn't surprise me if he personally planned our entire evening to be miserable. In recent outings, I have not felt more like a second-class citizen than at La Cucina. The food was okay. Our meals came to combined total of $81. I will never go back and I do not recommend this restaurant unless you have very "thick skin."

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