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Gami Sushi10111 Number 3 Road, 126, Richmond
Korean style Japanese food
By mike0703 of richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

After I read those two reviews posted earlier , I and my friend Roger decided to have a try in this Japanese restaurant. There is not a traditional "Japanese Restaurant "that someone mentioned in his/her review. Old wood doesn't mean traditional Japanese. They are Korean. But I am not a person who think only Japanese people can make a good Japanese cuisine. Anyone can do it if they are well trained.
Don't expect too high for the taste, sushi rice is too sweet, Korean style spicy sauce that is not well match sashimi.. Too much sauce for the roll.
If the price is the most considerable for you, better to go before 20% off promotion end, after that everywhere is the same (Korean Japanese)

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
If it were not with Groupon, I would say it's pricey
By nhvangurl of Kitsilano (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 1:09am [Dine in]

Came here through Groupon with a group of friends. I wouldn't say its the most expensive Indian restaurant in the city, because that would be plain right lying, but it is not cheap either.

The food was actually not bad. For appies, I had the calamari. Everyone else went boring and ordered samosas/pakoras. But I liked my choice. The drink menu had some local and indian beers, which I found to be pretty neat in fact. For main dishes, we had many things, but what definitely stood out was the garlic naan and lamb saag. The lamb was tender and with the right amount of spice - not overly spiced, but not underspiced either. Each dish was normally around 15 dollars (not on Groupon), so it is definitely not up my alley in terms of price. Besides that, I would recommend it. Service was good, and so was the food.

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Matoi Sushi3025 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
Worst Service ever.. SlowSlowSlow!!
By prkimmj of portmoody (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 12:40am [Dine in]

I've been to Matoi Sushi for five times now and everytime I go there, the FOOD TAKES SOOOOO LONGGGGG. Especially the rolls and the nigiris takes minimum 10 to 30 min when its even empty.
Fish is not that great quality, price too high, the kitchen food is mostly poor in terms of the taste and the portion. I went to Matoi last night with my friend. He ordered the Oyako don which took about 15min and I ordered 3tobiko 1toro 1tuna 4chopped scallop and that took 35min at least. Again, there was only 4 other tables and 3 waitresses. 2sushi men, at least 2 workers at the kitchen. And that was not the first time, every single time I go and order, it takes 30~35min. Not only that, the servers are not friendly at all, never comes and fills up tea or water, never takes away the empty dish, takes forever to bring the bill to table. Only if asked, they do. No 'How is everything so far' No 'How was everything today', No greeting, No Thank you, No Bye. So here you go! No more Matoi sushi for me, my family, friends and co workers. Bye Matoi. We will never see you again.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
This place used to be so great
By nhvangurl of Kitsilano (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 3:38pm [Dine in]

While some people, like tourists or those who travel a lot like coming here because it is super close to the airport terminal, I liked Flying beaver for another reason. The ambience! It was just amazingly pretty coming down here, either to catch a canucks' game with your friends over drinks and simple but yummy food (wings, burgers, fries...you get the point).

This time around, i was seriously disappointed. Im all for nice and lively atmospheres, but this one was too much. The music playing in the background was so loud that even sitting in the patio watching the deck was no longer nice. the crowd is also too roudy, which i didnt like this time around. kinda made this place lose its touch.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
First time ordering take-out from here
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:20pm [Take-out]

There are times when I like to go unconventional and go for something completely out of the blue, and then there are days when I settle for a simple, predictable meal. This restaurant falls into the second category. Nothing wrong with that, but in a city like Vancouver where the number of asian/indian restaurants are too many to count, I figured restaurants would want to stray for the norm and stand out. I rarely order take-out, but when my preferred choice for Indian restaurant wasn't available, I ordered take out from here.

Food came rather quickly, I didn't have to wait much after making my order. I have not eaten here, so this is solely my experience from their take-out. For starters I had samosas. Presentation was great. A little big for my taste, but crispy, so great. The chicken tikka was a tad bit spicy for my liking and I had to pass it with naan and the other dish I ordered, palak paneer. Thankfully it was not a spicy second dish.

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Nero Belgian Waffle Bar1703 Robson St, Vancouver
Always a treat
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

This place is a treat; I wonder why hardly anyone has reviewed it before. I mean, when I go it always packed, despite its poor service. Yes. The current owners are quite rude people, and one would think that that would be enough to repel customers. But no, they must be doing something right, as people keep on coming. Like myself.

This is only because of their Belgian waffles. I've been to other places where they claim to have belgian waffles but they simply don't come close. There is a variety of waffles you can choose from, and you can then also choose how you would like them made: brussels or liege style. I prefer the brussels as they are more crispy, and with fruit and whipped cream, they are beyond amazing.

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Legend House Restaurant1169 Pacific Street, 140, Coquitlam
A good add to the community
By guansmf@hotmail.com of Coquitlam Centre (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

Fresh hand-dragged noodles with Beijing sauce, spicy sauce on "Dan Dan noodles", "Xiao Long Bao" dumpling soup, Mandarin dumplings, all are my favorite food. We used to take a long travel to Richmond or west Vancouver to have such kind of food. So glad to have a restaurant in Coquitlam Center area serving Northern China food as well as spicy Szechuan cuisine now. With noodles, Dim Sum and Szechuan dishes, I always find something I like.
My first visit was in August and the restaurant was just opened then. I visited this place at least once a week. Food quality has been stable so far. After first couple weeks' havoc, you don't have to wait in long line for seats most time now. I get my food in reasonable time frame (around 10 minutes) after placing the order. Some girls in front were new to the restaurant business obviously. But they are very friendly.

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Rangoon1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
First time for Burmese food
By VJB of abbotsford (156 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:20am [Dine in]

We wanted to try something different for dinner and so we went to Rangoon for Burmese food. It’s located in Kitsilano. It has a nice outdoor patio. I found the inside of the restaurant to be not very well lit and so for my tastes I found it to be a dull and dreary. It was very quiet on Sunday night when we were there. There was 1 couple that had just finished eating and there was only 1 other table for dinner while we were there. This is a family run restaurant and they had a couple of very young girls bringing candles to the tables and handling minor chores around the restaurant. Service was decent but certainly nothing special. After our meals were brought to the table we did not see our server again until we had finished eating. The food was somewhat disappointing. I’m sure it was well prepared but we both found our dishes lacking as far as flavour was concerned. I decided to try the pork belly with pickled mango. At first I had a hard time finding the mango but when I did find a few chunks of mango they just had a very salty taste to them. There were also large pieces of mango pit still attached. My husband had the spicy butter chicken. It was not really very spicy. Our server gave us a complimentary dish of apples and cantaloupe after our meal. My husband said he would rather have gone out for Thai food.
The prices were not too bad but we found the food to be very basic and lacking any distinctive flavours. The entrees come with grilled vegetables and buttered rice or buttered mashed potatoes.
I have to agree with my husband’s assessment. We should have gone out for Thai food instead. This was our first experience with Burmese food and for us it was not as appealing as other Asian cuisines.

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Mr Pan Pizza & New Mother India112 West 12th Street, North Vancouver
Good late-night option
By awkwardturtle of North Vancouver, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 2:04pm [Delivery]

I've ordered from Mr. Pan probably around 10 times now. Each time I use the pamphlet they've mailed me to order. Each time I have to fight with them for the discount offered in the pamphlet as they try to raise the price every time.

Food shows up pretty quickly most of the time. Only once were we sitting waiting hungry a little too long.
Otherwise, food is exactly what you'd expect for the price. It's delicious, hot pizza covered in grease, but hey, that's how I like it.

If you don't want to spend too much but you still want a ton of pizza, this is a good option.

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Venice Pizzeria Steak & Spaghetti House10322 East Whalley Ring Road, Surrey
Too bad the pizza is disgusting now
By robertaandterry of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 12:54pm [Delivery]

My husband has been ordering pizza from this restaurant for 30 years. Since the new owners took over it has been going downhill.
Last night was HORRIBLE. The cheese is obviously a lower quality as it felt like plastic. There was no sauce on the pizza at all barely, and the crust was disgusting.
When I called to let them know, they did not seem to care whatsoever. Sadly we will not be returning to Venice. Good luck keeping your doors open with horrible customer service to loyal customers of 30 years and food that tastes like it is a year old.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Came here twice: 1) Bachelorette party and 2) Anniversary
By kitsl of surrey (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 10:50am [Dine in]

I've been here twice. The first time was for a bachelorette party back in May and the second time was Sept 26. Both times have been great. I have had exceptional customer service both visits. The first time, our waiter was also the bartender, and while he was doing two jobs at once, he was very attentive to our group. Additionally, he gave us several shots for free in celebration of my friend's last day as a single woman.

The second visit was for my anniversary with my boyfriend. We had our reservation for 7 and were seated within five minutes. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our drinks were brought to us in a timely manner. Our food was brought by another staff member, but as we sat and ate, our waiter, another staff member, and possibly the manager all came out (at different times) to see how our meals were. That may have been a bit too much, but it shows that they care.

I ordered the seafood brochettes with lobster mashed potatoes and their signature brussel sprouts, and my boyfriend got the spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta came with a white sauce with goat cheese and four large meatballs in tomato sauce - I would recommend both of these dishes. For the bachelorette night, I also got the seafood brochettes but some other dishes that stood out was the crab gnocchi and short rib pasta. The only issue I had was that my sangria was more sugary than I expected.

If you are here for a date night, I would recommend it. I've read some stories about large parties and their negative reviews, so it seems like if you are in Glowbal Grill for an intimate night, you'll get taken care of well, but if you're here with a large group, you'd be waiting for hours. I haven't been here with a big group, but I've been to Italian Kitchen (owned by the same company) and the wait was ridiculously long for larger parties.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Terrible, Terrible and Terrible
By Miss Trump of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

All I can say is everything was terrible, food, service, management. We never had such bad experience going to a restaurant. Our advice is "DO NOT GO THERE". The portions are big but the quality is zero. People line up because they get a big plate of cooked pasta. That is all because the portion are big but the food is absolutely terrible.

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Kiki's Restaurant1959 152nd Street, #118, Surrey
Mediocre at best
By mcjardine of whiterock (29 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 5:17pm [Dine in]

Once a very solid choice for South Surrey. This is what happens when you get compliance and not keep up with the times . Food specials where terrible. Three of four ordered the special of the day [schnitzel] and the meat was old tasting and tough, the carrots cold , the portions very small. Thank gawd I wasn't paying. Gone down hill and will not recover ?

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Joe's Grill1031 Davie Street, Vancouver
When I go into an establishment for a sit down meal, I expect full service.
By ratedrrockstar of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

My partner and I went to Joe's Grill for a late breakfast a couple of weeks ago. I've never been terribly impressed with the place, but you get big portions for a decent price. The food was okay, but not stellar, and the service (up until the end) was also not bad. I couldn't finish my omelet right then and there, so I thought I would ask to have it packed up to take home with me to have later. The waitress said sure, went away, then came back a minute later and tossed a plastic container on our table, then walked away again! Uhhhh, what?? Now, I'm not sure if restaurants nowadays have changed policies on this, but when a customer asks for a meal to be packed up to go, someone EMPLOYED BY THE RESTAURANT does this, NOT the customer. I was so put off by it and the lack of customer service, I decided to just leave it behind. The food and ambiance isn't good enough for me to ever want to go back to this place.

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Savoy Pub258 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Karaoke, yummy drinks and good people
By Melantha R of Vancouver BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

Do not leave East Hastings without having visited Savoy Pub! I have never received a warmer welcome. Right away, it felt like I was hanging out with old friends who knew how to have a good time. LOVED the cheap beer...After 5 of those i don't remember much. I do know that it was a great night....karaoke, yummy drinks and good people. So much fun!!!!!

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Grigore's Pizza & Pasta1449 Prairie Ave, #7, Port Coquitlam
Quite distubing....
By katie_furkl of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 10:50pm [Take-out]

In the wee hours of the morning I was walking by and happened to look in and saw somebody sleeping on the floor, and the next morning and the morning after that. The owner lives in the store and for a food establishment that is just a no - no. So what, he like clips his toe-nails in there and does his laundry, and where does he shower?? Sorry buy I am not going to be getting a piece of garlic bread from this place. Kind of disturbing and plain nasty. Just thought people should know.

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Deer Lake Wonton House5107 Canada Way, Burnaby
Nothing special
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

I think my title sums it all. How I feel about this place overall and in general. I don't know why I come here when there are so many other Chinese places to choose from. Maybe it's like one of those bad habits which you can't drop because you have been doing it for long. The only thing I like from here are their lunch specials. Otherwise I find the prices to high for me. I have a hard time liking their spring rolls, let alone their bbq duck. The broth tastes like nothing! I usually like their fried rice dishes with chicken and pork but they were tasting kind of burnt. Like I said, I don't know why I keep on coming if the food is not good and too expensive.

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Anatolia's Gate Restaurant7084 Kingsway, Burnaby
What happened, Anatolia?
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

Anatolia used to be a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood for being a different type of food. Everything in the area, or what I am used to eating is either Mexican, Indian, Thai or Chinese. Boring. But then there was Anatolia with Turkish food. Sure, it never was the most presentable or prettiest restaurant around, but at least it had good food.

While these things havent changed, Anatolia seems to have gone downhill or plain simply: bad. The lavash bread was seriously the only thing I liked. But I don't go to a restaurant to eat just bread. I had to wait nearly half an hour for my order and when I told the waiter he gave me a nasty look and didn't come back for the rest of the night. He also didn't come back with the bread which my friend was missing. I couldn't finish the Tsatizki and the chicken curry was super bland and cold. If Anatolia wants to keep its customers, they need to educate their staff and regain their food standards.

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Tim Hortons12467 88th Avenue, Surrey
Worst tims ever!!!!!
By Kodeecummings of Surrey Bc (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:06pm [Dine in]

Considering it"s a fairly new location it is horrible! Huge lack of understanding proper english! They dont seem to understand the difference between a DD or a TT! They always repeat the wrong order and that includes the managers . Nothing is worse then having the wrong order first thing in the morning when you are trying to get to work. No matter how many times you repeat or complain it will never change. The owners of this location could do so much better if their staff was not so rude or stupid. I literally drive 15 minutes out of my way in the mornings to go to a different location. I dont know co-workers who continue to use this location . Sad part is that its a great location just terrible service. Horrible mangers !

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Longtail Kitchen810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Should be soooo much better
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (138 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

Walked in at lunch time. It was empty. Waited over 10 minutes to be acknowledged while standing at counter. FInally I practically had to walk aroudn the counter to the kitchen to get someone. Ordered pad thai with prawns. I was looking forward to it as I thought this place would be good looking at all the authentic thai ingredients they had laying around. Especially as it was over $12 for noodle in a take out type place. Was told it would be 5-7 minutes. Closer to 15 minutes later my number was called and it wasn't even delivered to the table.

The table proffered very weird and awkward plstic forks and chopsticks. Well there's my first clue - no real thai restaurant has chopsticks. Thais dont use chopsticks. They use spoons and forks - no knives.

Finally sat down with my pad thai. It looked ok but very small portion. I noticed the next person who ordered the same dish got a portion that was bigger by half. Customers never like that.

There were bean sprouts on top but no cilantro or lime wedge, customary with real pad thai. I asked for a lime wedge and they said they don't have them only bottled lime juice. So, you know that one of the key ingredients in pad thai that they use is concentrated processed lime juice.

Finally tried it. Good pad thai is like a religious experience. This was not. It tasted ok but was WAY too fishy with fish sauce. The egg was done right but the wrong type of tofu was used, it was regular store bought tofu not the chewy type. Also I had paid mor for the shrimp paid thai and got only 3 shrimp. I heard a woman in the restaurant talking on her phone to someone saying the pad thai was so bad that Brown's made a better one. I beg to differ - theirs is nasty. But this wasn't great especially for the price.

Also, almost every time someone came in to order they were out of of didn't have something. DOn't bother with this place.

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