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Cultures10153 King George Blvd, #716, Surrey
Finally!! Decent food court meal
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (118 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

What a concept - real fresh food people want. Wraps sandwiches salads smoothies soup- it's all here! Had a grilled veggie sandwich with cheese and 2 large salad sides for $8! Ok the cous cous sald I ordered was gross be warned. Soooooo dry. But the beets were amazing!! Where else can you have roasted beets for lunch ! Dam!

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LA Grill904 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver
Poor choice for a Neighbourhood restaurant
By clumsywaiter of Metro Vancouver (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Every neighbourhood has a no frills restaurant you can go to have a quick dinner, drink and watch the game.We decided to watch the hockey playoffs from this restaurant.

Ordered some pub faves to start - chicken wings and potato skins.

Wings tasted like Pinty's only worse - you can tell the sauce is store bought

Potato skins- acceptable but the cheese they used tasted like a blend of cheeses you can get from kraft.

Caesar salad- nothing to write home about - acceptable

Don't bother coming here even with the late night specials. If you are looking for a local restaurant in the King Ed Oak area Neighbours is the better choice.

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Sushi K Kamizato2850 Shaughnessy Street, #2105, Port Coquitlam
A japanese restaurant that stands out from SoOoO many japanese restaurants in Port Coquitlam
By McNasty of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

Original authentic japanese food from a japanese Chef. Refreshing considering most owners are Korean or Chinese in this area. Daily specials, Original rolls and they serve liquor. Food wait times are longer than normal as there is only one cook. Small dining area so large party's of 6 or more might not fit. Very friendly staff. About the same price point as the neighbouring restaurants but smaller sushi portions. The difference in portions is balanced by the presentation and care in preparation. This place is not your typical large portion, lower mainland ,get you in and out as fast as possible sushi joint. It's worth the drive from Vancouver to try this place out.

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Long Shun Yuan3293 Kingsway, Vancouver
No Mandarin = No Service
By KaY-o-Ree of Vancouver (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

If I could give 0, it would have been 0. They recently moved into the location of Shandong Family Restaurant - I want my Shandong back!

Basically if you don't speak Mandarin, don't expect any service. We were discriminated against and treated with disrespect - the owner (lady) and 1 of the 2 other servers were incredibly rude. The owner did not speak a lick of English and the 2 other servers spoke just enough to get by.

I called in to make a reservation - I told the gentleman on the phone: number in our party and 6pm, he said OK and hung up. No name or phone number taken.

We arrived and luckily there was a table for us. We took some time to look at the menu. Everything is priced slightly higher than we expected. We asked 1 of the servers for recommendations. He had to go to the boss lady to ask about each question we had and basically couldn't recommend anything (because of language barrier and miscommunication). We ordered lamb soup noodles (9.99), pork & chive dumplings (12 for 9.99), and beef & lamb crepe (9.99) - the server said this would not be enough for 3 adults. We were also told beef & lamb crepe is size of a small plate. We changed this dish to beef pancake (5.99).

Beef pancake arrived about 15 minutes later. It was quite small, and we noticed dishes at other tables had small portions as well for their price point, except a big claypot (apparently their specialty) and a crab dish.

We asked each one of them for hot water over a 5 minute period. First guy forgot. Second guy decided to set a table before serving his guests - us and another table waiting for tea, served tea to the other table, and still forgot our water. Finally, the owner lady looked at us when we asked, waved her arm at us as if to say "wait", then tended to guests coming in the front door. When we were obviously unhappy, she spoke in Mandarin to one of the servers to ask us if there was a problem. I responded yes, that she was being rude. He said "How come?" I explained and his response was "Do you know how busy we are? Do you think it's easy?" I said, "No, it's not easy, but you need to address your customers a little better." There are 3 servers in a restaurant of about 15 tables of varying sizes (2-10 ppl). Are you serious????? You should not be working in the restaurant industry. Shandong had 2 ppl working the restaurant COMPLETELY full with lineups at the door and were fabulous!!! There are PLENTY of restaurants out there short-staffed and those servers don't complain about working their asses off.

You are in VANCOUVER, CANADA. If you don't want business from non-Mandarin-speaking people, pls just put a sign at the front door. Nobody deserves to walk in as a customer and be treated like that.

We paid for the beef pancake and left. You can be sure we WON'T be back.

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Nicolelina's Cafe2838 St. Johns St, Port Moody
Good food. No service establishment.
By McNasty of vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

Normal pricing for their breakfast items for the cafes in the Port Moody area. It has a clean mom and pop feel dining decore. Speedy food prep considering the place was full. Pay first , bring back your own dishes type of place. Hidden $0.75 charge per person if you order a cup of water which was added to our bill without us knowing. The last 2 issues were a bit of a surprise for our party of 6. Since is was our first time being asked by a waitress to clear our own table and we were not used to being charged for hot water which in Vancouver is usually free. When asked about the water charge , we were informed that it costs money to heat the water and serve it in a cup and wash it.
I would recommend this location if your comfortable with the last 2 things and if not I would reccomend Omega Cafe across the street.
Has anyone else ever been to an eatery and been charged for non bottled water or hot water in a mug?

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Cactus Club Cafe855 Main Street, West Vancouver
Received a wrong order, than attempted to be scammed.
By Lance G of West Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 8:21pm [Dine in]

I came into this location just after 7:00pm tonight and ordered a chicken sandwich and requested a Caesar upgrade. Order came out wrong, with fries instead, was not in a rush so waited for correct order.

I later noticed that the total bill seemed unusually high, I later approached the front counter to verify the cost of the salad upgrade. I handed over my debit receipt, was told only tax was added and was assured multiple times that it was correct.

I felt I was likely being scammed, so I demanded the original bill. A short time later the front counter attendant returned (without it) acknowledging that it was in fact $1.75, not $4.25. She only gave me $2 back (I was overcharged $2.50+tax). I again demanded to see the bill. She finally came back with it, this time relenting and crediting me.

Twice my server did not check over what I ordered. Will not do business again.

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Paliotti's Ristorante Italiano12018 Edge St, Maple Ridge
Never go back.
By SharonWhymark of maple ridge BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

There were 22 people with reservations, all meals were preordered .... ran out of bread, and balsamic dipping sauce, bread arrived 15 minutes after dipping sauce. After two hours some of the meals were being served, but the majority had NOT been served yet. My husband ordered salad but received soup instead. My husband and I left after two hours and twenty minutes and had not received our meal at the point. There was not effort to compensate for our lack of service. Sadly all 22 of the people will never return to this restaurant.

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Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
Oldie but Goodie!
By Moose15 of Fraser Valley, BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

We have wanted to dine at the Tomahawk Restaurant for years. After a trip to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, Cliffwalk and Treetops Adventure it was time for lunch.
The Restaurant was not crowded considering it was just before noon. Our booth was tight but cozy and the waitress attentive to our every need. The First Nations artifacts and other antiques made for interesting discussion.
I ordered the lunch special of the Hot Meatloaf Sandwich and my bride ordered the Beef Dip Sandwich. Both came piping hot with an ample portion of large cut fries.
For the money one of the best lunch experiences we have had in years in Metro Vancouver.

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Gudrun Tasting Room3500 Moncton Street, #150, Richmond
Come here for a reason to leave
By beckala of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

Where can you go in Steveston for supermarket cheese, fruit and roasted nuts served by a bored and lifeless server? Come here. If you're in a good mood, ready to spend money and try something unique....don't come here. I get the concept but if you want to spend that kind of money for a wine/tapas bar go to Salt in Gastown. Kudos to the Buck and Ear for making us feel welcome, knowing their menu and selling it!

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Never Again!
By ILOVE2EAT of East Vancouver (72 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 20, 2015 - 11:45am [Dine in]

I can't believe how expensive this place is. We paid $12 for a PLATTER of vegetables which consisted of 2 small pieces of sweet potato, 2 half stalk of asparagus, 2 small chunks of squash, 2 small chunks of zucchini ... definitely not enough for one person but they call it a PLATTER!!
$50 for the sliced meat ... again, not much.
We had to flag someone down for the menu, flag someone down to order, flag someone down to order more meat, horrible service.
I don't understand why anyone would go there. Never ever again!!!

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Incendio103 Columbia St, Vancouver
Stodgy Meal, Not Worth Money
By KayH of Vancouver (Clark Drive) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

We were previous fans of Incendio, but I think we will not be coming here again, EVER. When we went there last week, my husband ordered a pizza - which was mediocre & comparable to supermarket pizza, but just with more salt. I ordered a mushroom risotto which came out looking like light brown, overcooked gruel that was stodgy, bland looked like it was microwaved and essentially inedible beyond a few bites (incidentally the waitress never asked how our meal was despite my entire plate being left over). Fair enough, it's a pizza place, and risottos don't have to be a specialty -- but they shouldn't be charging $20 for it. The pizza bread appetizers they provided also tasted like raw dough. All in all, awful crappy food, ok-ish service. Would not recommend anyone to this place!!!!

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Wildebeest120 W Hastings, Vancouver
Great food in a very noisy setting
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (122 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

Since our server said the dishes at this restaurant was meant to be shared, I and my wife decided to order a few different dishes and share them. The first one was their farm egg, and it was great. The yoke was just about fully cooked but not quite (which is ideal but is very difficult to time for the chef), but how they managed to time the egg white perfectly half-cooked is beyond me. That was fantastic. I wish I could do that. There was risotto and other adornments that came with the egg. Not only was it beautifully presented, but it tasted great. For $4, it was well worth the money. Next came the bison carpaccio, and again, both presentation and flavor were fantastic. The flavors here (and this applies to all the dishes we had) are creative but at the same time do not seem "contrived" (i.e., seem natural). The pappardelle was al dente as it should be, the quail ragu was very soft but not mushy, and tasty. Then came the striploin steak (we would have gone for the ribeye but it would take too long -- 45 minutes). If you thought a steak was a steak, and a properly-cooked steak would be the same anywhere, you ought to try this. There was a gravy that came with it, and the flavor was not what I expected but was delicious nonetheless. The good thing about the gravy is that the steak would never dry out, and the portion was very generous. After that, we had no more room for dessert, so we did not order any.

The only downside (to us) is that the place was very noisy that evening. Even without the background music, the noise level was high, and it was hard to carry out a conversation. This is why I gave only 3 stars to the ambiance. I would highly recommend this restaurant to people who don't mind the high noise level.

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Sushi Mania Japanese Restaurant3851 Main Street, Unit 1, Vancouver
great sushi
By SoMaYVR of South Main, Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2015 - 7:52pm [Dine in]

I came here a couple of times when it first opened back in 2013 and wasn't impressed, so I hadn't been in until now 2015, what a difference. Maybe when I first came it was a new restaurant and it could be they just needed to iron out kinks, or it could be new management. In any event it's so much better now. I've been back twice in one week. Each time I've attended the place is relatively full. Nice fresh sushi, great portions. I quite like the select three choices for $13 which includes miso soup. It's a tiny sushi shop. prefer this over the sushi restaurant on Main and 14/15th which is a rip off. While I had dinner, they had about five take out/pick up orders, too.

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Hachi Hana1426 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Great sushi at good prices
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (64 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:31pm [Take-out]

We've only ever had takeout sushi from the Hachi Hana as opposed to eating in but the quality has always been very good by the time we got it home. Certainly worth the struggle to find parking on mid-Lonsdale. Wait time was only 20 minutes on a Friday....awesome I think. I'd like to try dine in and some of their sushi bar specials and other Japanese dishes with a large Sapporo although I think the restaurant probably fills up quickly.

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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Living up to its name ... 'poor Italian'.
By honorberry of kits, vancouver (37 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

This wasn't my first dining experience here but will certainly be my last for a long while. The difference in the quality of the meal surprised me. I was so disappointed that I felt bad for raving about the restaurant and dragging my party here.

The only foods that stood out were the calamari appetiser and lasagna. The other dishes ordered braised beef ravioli with sage butter - lacked flavour and was not filling in the slightest. At $20 a bit more food was expected. Each dish we had, missed the mark - either due to the small quantity and/or flavour. Which was a shame.

Unlike previous reviews, service today was good. Granted we were waited on by 3 different servers, none of them were too intrusive. Our main dishes were served at different times - I understand the kitchen may have been busy but common sense people, bring everything out or nothing.

Perhaps when the memory fades will I try again, highly unlikely but you never know.

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George's Taverna3760 Moncton Street, #130, Richmond
Should Of Kept Walking
By diner40 of Vancouver (90 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

I think after this latest adventure I am going to swear off lamb. I have had nothing but bad luck ordering lamb lately. Actually wanted to visit Kisamos Taverna on Sunday as we visited a few months ago and had an excellent meal. Unfortunately they were closed so my dining partner and I kept on walking down the street with Greek food on our minds.

Came upon George's Taverna. Doesn't look like much from outside, in fact looks a little on the sketchy side.
As it turns out the outside looks like a palace compared to what it looks like on the inside. An absolute dump of a place. Welcome to the 70's, maybe 60's and not in a nice , memorable sort of way. This place is about 20 years overdue for a major reno. My dining partner and I had second thoughts about eating here however the table looked clean and it was starting to get on the late side of dinner hour plus we were hungry so we stayed.

Now to the food. I ordered the lamb souvlaki, my dining partner the roast lamb. Both our meals arrived on sort of old , small white plates. There was your usual rice, greek potato and greek salad. The rice was truly unspectacular. The greek potato not nearly as nice as what I have had at many other Greek restaurants. The Greek salad was just sad. As for my lamb souvalki, the toughest pieces of meat I have had in quite sometime. Gave my jaw a real workout. My dining partners roast lamb was also tough and chewy. It was a greyish fair sized piece of meat that looked like it had been boiled and not roasted. Gross.

Our server was pleasant enough but a little inattentive, had to flag her down to have our water glasses filled more than once. There were two other tables to look after.

To sum up, this is one bad Greek Restaurant. I will never be back.

One souvlaki, one roast lamb and two waters plus another pita they charged me $1.25 for including tip, $40.00

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Lingerie Lunch
By michelles of Port Coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

Lingerie lunch is on the last Thursday of every month and it is always a great time! The servers are all super hot and the models that come in for the lunch are always super fun! It is a great way to escape from work for lunch and have a great time. The food specials and craft beer is amazing and it is definitely one of the best times at the fiddle :)

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Haru Sushi2041 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Fast & Cheap
By bbryson of North Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:28pm [Take-out]

Sushi for me comes in two varieties. The Fast & Cheap kind, where speed and cost is more important than quality; and the upscale kind that is an art, may take a little longer and will cost a little more. Haru falls into the fast and cheap bucket.

As far as fast & cheap goes though, Haru is awesome. Yes fast, yes cheap (ish), and has a few surprises....massive sashimi, and surprising quality on some of the rolls (soft shell crab and special roll in particular).

If you need good sushi, for take out, in 20 mins, this is your place.

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Potter's Garden Korean BBQ5599 Kingsway, Burnaby
Waste of your money and time
By clumsywaiter of Metro Vancouver (17 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 8:16am [Dine in]

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a coworker.

There is nothing I can say here that will add to what the other reviewers have already said.
The service is poor and the dishes are tasteless.

Our go-to dish is the cow/ pork bone hot pot - while the bones and meat where plentiful, it is bland and tasteless. Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap was not hot enough, hence the rice didn't crisp very well.

If you want decent Korean food, go to Jang Mo Jib down the road, it is much better.

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Wild Fig Lounge, The405 North Rd, Coquitlam
Super Sunday Brunch
By doughgirl of New Westminster (39 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2015 - 8:19pm [Dine in]

Enjoy an elaborate Sunday brunch in an elegant & comfortable setting with friendly hurrying servers? Come try this restaurant inside The Executive Plaza Hotel on North Road just blocks away from Lougheed Town Centre and Lougheed Town Centre SkyTrain Station. My personal favourite item and that is always offered is the mixed berry sauce for the freshly made waffles. Usually warm fish and meat dishes are available as well as a variety of vegetables. My husband & I often have 'dinner' for breakfast/lunch here. A huge selection of breakfast items is available too. Plus plenty of cold foods and a variety of juices, plus coffee & teas to drink.
Food quality and flavouring are usually 'Outstanding'. Bring about $30 per person to this buffet.

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