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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Chipotle Mexican Grill818 Howe Street, Vancouver
Great but at a major PRICE
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

The food is good, wish I could order here often but my bank account and intelligence won't let me... I am trying really hard to understand why it costs so much. I know the ingredients are far better than anywhere else but I still can't justify it. I guess now we know why they have it in that specific location...

I suggest Topanga on West 4th sometime.

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China King Restaurant15950 Fraser Hwy, #202, Surrey
Grease pit
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 3:06pm [Take-out]

I honestly think this is less healthy than McDonalds. Then again I don't eat at Fast Foods joints at all... full of grease and salt = Chinese food... I do not recommend this place but then again this is Surrey... people here don't know quality. That is quite apparent. Thanks for reheating my wontons and other foods in the back... this place I believe has been shut down a couple times in the past for hygienic reasons.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Real fish? Think about it...
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

Beware of the imitation seafoods they have. We all know crab is usually imitated but Tilapia but do you know how they are raised? It's disgusting! Also, the other fish they have such as Tuna, Salmon and scallops. They could all be imitated or severely poor cuts of other fish to keep costs down and profits up.

I do not trust this owner, unfortunately people in North America are not as educated...

I do NOT recommend this place.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Not sure what the noodles are made out of.
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

I believe this is very rich soup, the noodles... do they use enriched wheat flour, canola oil and or other poor ingredients? I know I know... it's cheap but still. After doing research on ramen, not sure if I can go back...

Staff are nice, like the greetings they give :)

Portions are good.

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Burgoo2272 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Nice cozy place
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

Love their soups, seem to be good quality all around.

The appetizers are disappointing, they're good but wayyyy overpriced! Soups are decently priced but seems like they maybe using smaller bowls?? Not sure, sandwiches are nice and their other entrees are good too. Very cozy place and have been a regular customer for a couple years now. I just don't order their appetizers.

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Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Great quality food! FINALLY
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:43pm [Dine in]

This place... I have no regrets eating here, The ingredients they use is finally what I have been looking for in a lunch and dessert shop. I am very happy this place exists and hope they expand to other locations as well.

Pies are fantastic! They use real ingredients, but if you're the type of person that thinks Safeway has great quality pies then you won't understand nor appreciate the taste and workmanship into these pies.

Only issue I had was our server (her name is June) was very slow and didn't seem to care much except for her red lips ad fingernails. Other than that the rest of the staff were very nice!

I highly recommend this place!

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Megabite Pizza1112 Davie Street, Vancouver
For the drunks
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:38pm [Dine in]

This pizza is good if you think Pizza Hut and Dominos have superb quality pizzas. I guess if you're drunk anything is good, especially grease on top of enriched wheat flour they use...

Not much different than the other poor North American quality pizzas we were used to in the 80's and 90's.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
This is a very Mediocre place
By Rosser of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 2:36pm [Take-out]

I ordered take out a couple times and also dined in 3 times past 5 years or so. Doesn't seem to have changed much, food is ok and the price is good. But then again a Mustang is cheap compared to a Porsche for a reason... not sure how good the quality of meats are or if the vegetables are ridden with pesticides from USA.

Service can be decent to poor. Side dips are outrageously overpriced, yes you have to pay for them. Greek salad sides are also too expensive for the poor vegetables and don't ask for a side greek salad with out the rice with your meal... they charge more... silly.

WASHROOMS ARE TERRIBLE, like a third world country.

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Pho Century6701 Kingsway, Burnaby
Poor service, bitter taste. Will NEVER come back.
By dineheredinethere of Burnaby B.C (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:32am [Dine in]

I ordered a curry chicken rice dish. Curry was my favourite.
When i got my dish i was scooping up potatoes and chicken bones.
Where is the chicken meat?
I asked the waiter if they made a mistake? I order chicken curry, not potato curry with chicken bones.
He was quickly to asked his supervisor. She came over. Told her what's going on. She took my chopstick and started picking out my curry. "Here, Chicken.. (bits) Here". Then I looked at her, that's it?
OK, Cursing her in my head. FINE. Won't be back.
She did nothing, no apologize.

You can keep that 5 cent tip.

Didn't look at me when we left.
"Thankyou", softly from her.

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Gigi's Pizza & Spaghetti House189 West Broadway, Vancouver
Worst pizza ever
By Com the Greek of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:19am [Delivery]

I will never order Pizza from this establishment again.Spent 55.dollars Friday night on 2 pizza's and a salad,I received two cold pizza's and one that was basically cooked on top and uncooked underneath.Called to basically complain and 45 minutes later a replacement arrives that was cold and and just as un cooked.I had to start my oven to finish cooking the pizza.I will never again buy pizza from this joke of a restaurant and I advise people to stay away,the food is gross.w.Dinner ruined !!

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Sandy La Chinese Restaurant5257 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Inconsistant taste. Cheap eats.
By dineheredinethere of Burnaby B.C (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 10:09am [Dine in]

Great value but the meat can be salty. The beef i tried the 2nd time was probably the last. Too salty.
Chicken was good. The fried noodle was ok.

The fried rice was too dry. Last time they did a better job.

Big dishes and good price. The place has ok service.

I would come back for select dishes. I have been to other chinese restaurants with the same price but consistant taste and a bit better quality.

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Kalvin's Restaurant5225 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Only serves to repeat customers.
By dineheredinethere of Burnaby B.C (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 9:59am [Dine in]

We left another restaurant so we didn't have to wait so long. We decided to try this place. We waited here for less than 6 minutes and they told us the table will be available shortly. Sure, it was, to a customer that they recognize who just walked right in and took our table.
We asked the boss why they got the table without reservations and they answered something different.

WE WALKED OUT AND LEFT.

Keep your old customers.

You won't get any new ones.

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Jun Sushi5576 204th St, Langley
AYCE Dinner Was About 'All You Can NOT Eat'
By Krissykris of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 6, 2015 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

Honestly, we've been to many sushi restaurants and this was by far one of the worst. The food wasn't horrible but it was "meh". Nothing fantastically flavourful, just a whole lot of mayo and cheap ingredients. They think that they will give you more in a roll and skip out on quality that it will make you happier, but that is far from it.

The price was way over for Langley and for AYCE in all of Vancouver, Richmond and Surrey.

The ambiance is really poor and dirty, there were finger marks all over the windows......(it's called Windex and about 60 seconds of an employee's time).

We were not happy and unfortunately not going here again, will need to travel all the way to Vancouver to get good Sushi.

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Chutney Villa Fine South Indian Cuisine147 East Broadway, Vancouver
A solid indian restaurant that is a little different.
By vancouverpiggie of burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 6, 2015 - 2:22am [Dine in]

I came here with my girlfriend for my birthday dinner and we dined on their Vancouver Dine out set menu.

It was a first time for me ever to have southern style indian cuisine and, being a lover of indian food, i was quite pleasantly surprised and enjoyed my meal immensely. the taste was very good, less buttery and oily but a little more salty than northern indian cuisine.

I do not remember the exact names for the dishes, but we both basically had a dosa and fish hash of some sort for appy. for mains we had the fish curry and vegetable curry. for dessert, it was a mango ice cream and sweet rice.

my only complaint are the portions and pricing.

this place, for what it makes, is on the pricier end even though i felt the restaurant should not have commanded such high pricing due to it's projected customer base.

at $18-25 a dish in its main menu, that is near 2.5 to 3 star pricing and on par with some of the higher end restaurants in downtown and we were just sitting on main and broadway intersection.

i've eaten indian food that is half that price with double the portions and executed with the same skill and taste.

of course, that was if we didn't dine on the set menu and good thing was, the only thing available was the set menu.

the set menu was 18.00 pp. we also ordered a glass of wine and side roti and this brought our total to just over 50.00.

we came with a half full stomach and left full, but if we came with an empty stomach, we would have left half hungry still and 50.00 short.

i just feel, in conclusion, but what this restaurant is trying to be, it needs to keep in perspective it's pricing potential and structure.

i would return again, not because i find them too pricey, but because southern indian cuisine is not too common in vancouver - hence maybe why they can charge a higher price.

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Temper Chocolate and Pastry2409 Marine Dr West Vancouver, BC, West Vancouver
A new top-line Patisserie gem is in town!
By vancouverpiggie of burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

Opened just a year ago, I came here on my birthday with my girlfriend a couple days ago to try them out.

We both absolutely love patisserie shops and their style of desserts so we had high expectations to begin with. Needless to say, this place did not disappoint.

Steve, the owner and chef, was very hospitable, generous, kind and welcoming. His little toddler of a daughter was also just the sweetest thing. He himself was always ready to talk about his creations and thoughts as this is a man with deep passion for what he does and you can feel it everywhere - the aura.

First, when we walked into his place, my initial thoughts were the cleanliness, luxuriousness and yet modest / minimalist design. It reminded me of Thomas Haa's shop because I visit his store often. I than learned from Steve that he had worked under the master tutelage of Thomas for 5 years and now has finally struck out on his own just a year ago.

The shop is tucked away in a more quiet section of marine drive in west van. The picturesque settings mix well with the sumptuous creations that is Steve - yet reasonable priced. I am always price conscious, who isn't? And when you enter the luxurious end of the spectrum, it's not a question anymore but a principle. However I will get to this part later to help wrap things up.

We had a Bailey's inspired dessert, a mango milk chocolate dessert, a ham and cheese croissant, some chocolates and a large cup of latte to share.

Having had Thomas's desserts many times, I couldn't help but compare them both during my own internal verdict, but I will tell you what makes Steve stand out and is making him a strong contender for top spot patisserie store in Vancouver, or even one of the top spots in Canada.

I do not need to describe the taste, because their technicalities are all superb. What I will describe is, what I presume to be, the chef's concept and belief direction.

His desserts are at least 30% less sweet than Haa's but their flavor profile is absolutely amazing and on par with Haas. Decadent, yet not dense. Airy yet with varying layers of texture and not linear. The desserts hit you not with flavor or the masking of sweetness that is pretentious only at the tip of your tongue, but with much depth as its aromas fill you everywhere from mouth, to throat, back to nose and finally gone until your next bite.

You're paying for an experience here.

A stand out, I do have to point, is his croissants. I also eat at Beaucoups quite often for croissants and they're rated #1 in Vancouver. Well, croissant wise, Steve's is up there with them. Extremely well layered, light and airy, it's just a beautifully made croissant.

His Habanero and Honey chocolate was something I think the Asian community such as myself would enjoy immensely. The kick comes a little later and than the honey helps bring out the spicy habanero even more, finally with the chocolate washing over and complimenting all of the combined flavors. It was like a reverse play.

This may sound a bit cheesy, but I can't help but imagine Steve, sitting there with much patience and fortitude, tempering a great piece of katana (In this case, his desserts) like the master Japanese sword smiths of old.

Where every temper is an - almost religious - process and movement that inches ever higher in creating a masterpiece for you to enjoy in the end.

This place's value is beyond and is worth every penny. Go there, sit down, take your time and enjoy the afternoon as you realize for yourself the mastery behind Temper.

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Wally's Burgers810 Quayside Drive, #112, New Westminster
Horrible food!!
By blazer1 of New Westminester, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at this place 3 times now, The first time , the burgers and fries were pretty good, the burger seemed as though it was fresh not frozen,The two young guys that were there, One cooking one taking orders were great, The second time I went, I had take out, when I got it home it was ok,the burgers where messy and bun was soggy. I concluded that it took me about 15 minutes to get it home so possibly this added to the presentation, taste was good except I felt the meat was previously frozen and possibly had filler in them, I did not go back for about 1 year, Which was today February 3 2015, at noon, There were only 6 people sitting in the restaurant area eating or waiting for their food, I ordered the Deluxe bacon and cheese and made it a combo with fries, My second order was a Mushroom and Swiss Burger with onion rings, The girl who took my order was pleasant,there was another girl with blonde hair and a young guy working the grill, I received my order,The onion rings, ( 6 ) in the order and overcooked in old oil! were horrible, My Swiss mushroom burger was beyond messy and very few mushrooms, needed a fork and knife to eat it, The Deluxe Bacon cheddar burger was just as bad , I took the bacon cheddar burger back to the blonde girl and said there is no cheese or bacon, and she was not very friendly with her reply , in fact she seemed annoyed ! She then lifted the bun to show me a half of a cheese slice that was melted beyond recognition, and a half piece of bacon that was not recognizable because of how sloppy it was made, I then returned the burger to my son who said it was awful, The meat itself was definitely previously frozen patty with filler, It was rubbery, I should have taken everything back , but I felt there would have been a scene because of the way the blonde girl handled the missing bacon issue, I felt she was rude and and that I was putting her out. I will never go back here again, I will make sure that people I know will do the same, Shame on the people who prepared this mess and had the nerve to serve it! This Location will definitely have a negative impact on the original Wally's for sure!

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Saturday dinner meal
By bevrh of richmond (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2015 - 3:14pm [Dine in]

Took the girlfriend out here for dinner the other night. To set the scenario: Saturday night, it had been a long day at work and I decided I wanted to treat myself to a grand dinner. I didn’t want to cook, or drive too far so we decided upon Akbar’s. I called before to save us a spot so that we would not have to wait too much to get something in our stomachs. Luckily there was some space for us when we arrived.

Food was a little slow, I tend to be an impatient human being, so for me 15 minutes felt like a stretch. There was a aloo gobi, chicken methi, naan and rogan josh, and some cheese cake at the end which gave it a nice touch. What I liked was that there was some real complex flavours which tasted like what Indian food should taste like. There usually is a problem differentiating the spiced up and spicy food when it comes to Indian food and luckily we had no problem. I actually ended up taking some of the naan home.

Dinner came out to be $14 a dish which was up to par for the quality of food and atmosphere, so if you are not in the mood to splurge on other spots…

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Fleetwood Sushi15930 Fraser Highway, Surrey, BC, Surrey
New sushi restaurant in Fleetwood Surrey
By Huge of Surrey (137 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Went here to try out a new sushi restaurant in Fleetwood area. The restaurant took over a old coffee shop. The decor is decent but nothing out of the ordinary. The service was attentive and prompt when they refilled your tea and water. But the value of what you get is the kicker. The bento boxes were on the pricer side of other sushi restaurant. You get the same type of food ie californian roll, tereyaki chicken on rice, green salad, soup etc but we ordered the noodle soup for the kids as sushi is a bit too adventureous. What we received for over $8 (as I recall) was basically instant noodles with two spring rolls. I was shocked as the noodles had the exact same texture as instant noodles as well as the broth tasted like it came out of a package. I could not believe that they even have that on the menu. Was very disappointed and probably not returning as there are far better restaurant out there.

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Full Ramen Japanese Cuisine15925 Fraser, #103, Surrey
Delicious and tasty noodles
By Huge of Surrey (137 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2015 - 12:13am [Dine in]

Drove by this restaurant several times when I am out and about and finally decide to give this place a try with the family. Never been to a Ramen restaurant and was pleasantly pleased. If you can overlook the different types of ingredients that this place has compare to other noodle restaurant, then you will be surprise how tasty the food is. Ingredients like stringy fungus and milky looking broth. Both these ingredients was in my beef brisket noodle soup and I was glad that it was. The broth was hot and full body with flavour. The meat was delightfully cooked. The vegetables and noodles was well prepared as I felt very satisfied eating my dinner there. The kids shared the beef udon noodle soup and the that tasted awesome too. Especially the broth. Wifie had the pork cutlet with noodles and she said that she enjoyed it as well. Overall we had a wonderful experience and I will definitely returning soon.

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T-Khan Grill13767 72nd Ave, #9, Surrey
Great little restaurant for Mongolian AYCE food
By Huge of Surrey (137 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

There are not too many AYCE Mongolian restaurant in the first place let alone in Surrey. So when I found out about this charming little restaurant i had to give it a try. The restaurant is clean and quite nice for a mom and pop place. The food is like the other Mongolian restaurant out there. I swear they all must all have a cookie cutter set-up. The types of meat (chicken, pork, beef and lamb) and vegetables are very similar to the other AYCE Mongolian restaurant. Even to the font that the different sauce that is available is the same like the other AYCE Mongolian restanrant. What makes this place nice is the service is very friendly and the waitress trys to accomadate you the best she can. They try to cater to you the best they can if you have any allergies. Was impressed with the whole experience. Will venture back when I am in the mood for some delicious hot Mongolian food.

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