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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
McDonald's22780 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Worst Service & Food!!
By joolesis of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 1:49am [Take-out]

This is the worst McDonald's in the lower mainland. Every time, and I mean EVERY time I have driven through my meal is cold, old (I.e. has been sitting on a shelf under a heat lamp for an hour), and wrong. Tonight, my fries were cold to the touch as was my filet o fish. COLD to the touch and shriveled up. The shriveled up thing happens almost every time I order one. For this reason, I have taken the initiative and asked for a "fresh filet" to be made to avoid this, but even when I have ten cars ahead of me, I STILL get sent to the waiting lane where I wait another 5-10 minutes for them to bring out my meal and after sitting in the drive through lane for 15 minutes! This location needs a crew manager and some better training because these kids have no idea how to run a "fast" food restaurant. If eating crappy food wasn't a good enough reason for me to avoid McDonald's, I now have another reason to drive BY, at least THIS location.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
Great Location
By charlesTeo of West Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant several times now and I like the location very much. Great dining atmosphere and fantastic views and because of these, it has always been a nice day out for my wife and I. In the summer you can eat outside and enjoy the fresh air and smell the Howe Sound. Unfortunately the food and service are not at all consistent. Sometimes, the food are great and sometimes they are not. The services are also the same, inconsistent but they are never really bad services. I had really good services before and sometimes at worst, mediocre. If the service were poor, I normally tell them and give them less tips.2

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Malay Curry House3608 Kingsway, Vancouver
Very Poor Service
By charlesTeo of West Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2014 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

I am not at all impressed with this restaurant. Location is good and exterior is modern and presentable. Inside is rather like a canteen layout but the waitress services are extremely poor. Dirty dishes are left all over the tables and the waitresses were more interested with other things than clearing them. When my wife and I went, the waitress asked us to sit on a table with unclear dishes from the previous customer who probably left ages ago. It was not busy and only a few customers who were already served with their food. Despite that, we could not get service for 20 mins. The two waitresses were doing other things that were not customer orientated and we could not even get their attention. We eventually just left and the waitresses looked so surprised. Don't know if the food were great but I do not think I will enjoy it as I would probably be grumpily annoyed with the service. Anyone who have been giving the waitresses full tips must be nuts and guilty of encouraging them with this kind of service.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Curry gone right
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2014 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

Lounge with curry? Check. Akbars has been a constant for me and my boyfriend for lunch and dinner as well. The currys are good here and come in a variety of spice levels. Chicken methi, roganjosh and of course the butter chicken, to name a few. Super tasty but can hardly do anything after! My boyfriend likes very spicy food so he has no problem, but I cannot take so much...Be sure to specify how hot you want your food because then if there is a mix up no amount of water in the world will save you from the spiciness! Waiters are very helpful and constantly bring you water (because you will need it). And if you are vegetarian, there are lots of options to try out. Just tell the waiter you are vegetarian and he will help you out picking some options. Depending on when you go, your might get a seat directly or have to wait, but recommended still.

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9th Avenue Grill1822 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Great little lunch spot - don't miss!
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

So much better than Dennys.

This homey, cozy family-run place is just the kinds of place you want to be in for breakfast. It reminds me of my mom's place, where I could just wake up late and sluggishly, lazily bring myself to the kitchen.

Lots of people like myself would ignore the 9th because it didn't really stand out or attract but now that i've given it a try a couple of times it is becoming my new favourite breakfast spot for when I'm too lazy to cook. The benny are great, the hollandaise sauce makes it perfect. I always either get a benny or a caesar wrap with some coffee - really good quality coffee btw if you ask me.

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Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant3866 Bayview Street, #140, Richmond
Good this time
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2014 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

Service is kind of spotty I must admit, sometimes good and sometimes bad. This time around it was good though. My boyfriend and I came in for lunch, I was kind of skeptical because last time when I came with a group of friends (we were seven) we were largely ignored by our waiter and when our food came, it was cold and the poutine tasted soggy.

I guess Blue Canoe was having a good day because we were served almost instantly. We choose a seat at the patio and the waiter we got was prompt and really helpful. The food this time around was so-so though, except for the tuna ceviche. I loved that it was gluten-free. My boyfriend found his paella to be lacking.

Wouldn't recommend this place for a date or if you are looking for a quiet dinner though. There are TV screens everywhere and people come in for a game.

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Fresgo Inn Restaurant & Bakery10102 King George Highway, Surrey
Save yourself
By fillintheblank of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

This has to be one of the worst places I've ever eaten. Not only did I get horrendous diarrhea, the food was bland, greasy, limp and flavourless. I had the fish and chips with a juice. The juice was basically cafeteria sugar water and costed $3 a cup. The fish was greasy and tasted oddly of carrots instead of fish. The chips were soggy, bland and a few tasted rancid. The tartar sauce turned brown as I was eating which just made the entire experience more terrifying. Way overpriced for the quality of food they are serving. Please love your bowels and avoid this place.

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Quiznos15950 Fraser Hwy, #506, Surrey
Terrible Customer Service
By crocoshet of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 8:27pm [Take-out]

The owner is friendly, but unfortunately got my order wrong, due to a language barrier I can only presume. I have been coming here for years and she did not make things right. After a heated conversation, I was offered 50% off, but chose to stand for my principles and left.

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Gulberg Fine Cuisine15950 Fraser Highway, #509, Surrey
Awful food for dinner
By Shahul of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

We went for our sons bday ..
Do u want to dine at night with nitemare ..do visit here.
the biryani was so dry without the gravy..it was like a rice with oil no masala in it.
Th butter chicken -ther was raw smell of chicken.the grill was not properly cooked.
Atleast the kheer, we returned to them .very bad experience for us with this resturant...

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Desi Dosa Madras8859 120th Street, Delta
Very bad South Indian foods
By Shahul of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

We went many times ther to try South Indian foods.not even a single time the food was good.we had dosa the sambhar was old one and the next day I got stomach upset.hereafter we r not gonna try this restaurant.whoever wishing to eat dosa ,idli,kothu parota and South Indian food don't ever try here.

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Red Wagon, The2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Good breakfast type restaurant, but the hype of DDD is what drawed us in origianlly
By Huge of Surrey (134 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

Went here for a late lunch or an early dinner at 330pm. Had to wait still for a table for 25 mins. The restaurant was filled. Ordered three breakfast specials which consist of toasts, eggs, bacon etc and I ordered the pork belly sandwich. The food was tasty and hot. The breakfast specials was very good and plentiful. The pork belly sandwich was delicious, a bit too rich if you did not ration the bread to pork. The service was decent and the ambiance was colorful to the area. I enjoyed the food and found the experience to be positive till we had to pay. When we first sat down to order, I mentioned that I had 2 entertainment coupon which states buy one meal and get the second meal free up to (approx. $10). I asked specifically if we could use both these coupons as we are ordering 4 entrees as we do not venture to Vancouver that ofter. The waitress stated yes. So when it came to pay the bill, we were told that they can only honor one of the coupon. I inquired why and the head waitress stated that our waitress is new and was not familiar with the entertainment coupon. If there was an issue or she felt that she did not know the answer, she should have asked someone who would known as the only reason we ordered 4 entrees is to use the coupons. If we were told only one coupon, then we would have ordered less as the kids did not eat that much. The head waitress try to press the issue that the waitress is new, but I said that was not my problem. Eventually they honored the entertainment coupon. A little misunderstanding but the overall experience at Red Wagon was positive.

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Aaron's Restaurant17665 57th Avenue, Surrey
Great little restaurant in the heart of Cloverdale
By Huge of Surrey (134 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Tuesday night and found out that they had a specials for pasta. The restaurant is small but cozy. The service was prompt and the owner gave the kids some complimentary "Shirley Temple" drinks which was a very nice gesture. The restaurant was busy with take-outs as the door was constantly opening and closing for people who are picking up food. Ordered the seafood pasta, the baked meat cannelloni and the chicken souvlaki. The seafood pasta was tasty, hot and plentiful. The baked meat cannelloni was okay. There was a strange taste to the beef and the chicken souvlaki was pretty good but on the smaller side. Overall my experience was positive and I would return to try their pizzas as I hear raving reviews about them.

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Nothing special, even the specials
By Huge of Surrey (134 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Went here with the family in tow as the previous reviews made this place a hidden gem. Well from my experience it was not. We ordered the following. 2 shrimp and pork wonton soup, one satay beef , one chicken with vegetables and one spicy chicken with vegetables. The wonton was $5.80 while the other dishes were $5.99 which came with soup and rice The dishes were okay, nothing special. The thing that was disappointing was that the chicken or beef dishes had more (filler) vegetables ie onions and broccoli that meat. There was like 8 pieces of vegetables to small piece of meat ratio. The flavor was lack luster, as they were more concern of getting the meals out than quality control. The wonton soup's broth had a weird aftertaste to it. And it was also too salty for my liking. I guess I should not expect much for the price, yet I have eaten at several other Chinese restaurants and received better value. I guess this restaurant is trying to cater to the Western palate. Will pass on this restaurant whenever I am craving for Chinese food.

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Babylon Cafe1156 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best Shawarma in the city
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:06pm [Take-out]

Babylon definitely stands out for its quality of shawarmas in Vancouver. The place itself is not the most spacious or fancy to be in, so I usually order to-go. The interiors however do not match up to the quality of the food but there's always adjustments to make here and there. You can for example sit outside and enjoy the view of the bay. The chicken shawarma is extremely delicious, the quality of the meat is great and the chicken is marinated with all sorts of yummy flavours. Best value for your buck here, a wrap is around 8 dollars and 1 dollar extra if you get a plate. The Chicken Shawarma and falafel is a must.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Not up to the hype
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

Sadly I have to echo what other people are saying here about Anton's...the amount of time one has to spend waiting to get a seat and the actual experience eating there is not worth your time or money. Yes, the portions served are huge and if you take the leftovers home they can serve you as food for days, but during my last visit I was not really sure I wanted to take home my food and continue to eat it.

The line-ups are huge, even when I came at a non peak hour. It is a bit disappointing that despite arriving before it got crowded (quarter to five) it was still difficult to find a table. If this is what it is like at a non-crowded hour, how will it be during normal ones? And this is even when we had made a reservation! 50+ minutes is too much for me when it is supposedly not peak time.

The food was bland and the quality of the pasta is not that great. My linguine pescatore lacked taste and the fettuccine tasted undercooked and with a taste-less tomato sauce. I took two bites of it and knew something was off. My date did not seem to enjoy his meal either. The service was not much better, to say the least. The staff was almost non-existent and quite uninterested in attending us, which was a pity. If it were not for the drinks or the lasagna, which they almost forgot to bring, I would have deducted another star.

If you are planning on coming here, think about quantity and not quality. There is better quality Italian out there. Seriously. I am saddened to say this because Anton's is a famous restaurant that has been around for a while.

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Ramies Restaurant4287 Kingsway, #9, Burnaby
Trying it for the first time, won't be returning food sub par
By camshaft of cloverdale (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

I like purchasing the entertainment book so that it forces me to try new restaurants out of my area. Normally this is a great experience and I get to enjoy a great meal.
Unfortunately Ramies is not one and I will not be returning anytime soon.

Normally I would order chicken souvlaki but decided to try something different. And I ordered the chicken with lasagna
The chicken was pretty good but the lasagna was disgusting and Ramies should be embarrassed to be serving it. It was a dish of baked pizza sauce and noodles with cheese on top. Had no flavor or seasoning and shouldn't even be called lasagna. It was so bad I couldn't eat it.... I have ordered lasagna from the local pizza place 1/4 cheaper and it was better.

With alot of positive reviews I was expecting something better but driving from surrey to Ramies was a complete waste of time..

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Woody's on Brunette Pub935 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Not what it used to be
By royalsam of burnaby (46 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 9:50am [Dine in]

We've been coming here for years but not so much lately due to all the competition out there.
I had the beef dip for lunch. It was not memorable being small and tasteless with a dip so drenched with garlic, and I love garlic, that I could not use it. Perhaps just a cook's glitch. But at $14 are you kidding me. Sure this is the pricey lower mainland but this was out of line.
Service here is usually good but this time was slow and disinterested.
I'll come back again some time as I don't want to chuck out a place I've been going to for so many years over the last few times that were just not good at all.
But I won't be in a hurry.

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Gojo Little Africa Ethiopian Cafe2838 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best Ethiopian food in Vancouver, fresh food with vibrant flavour!
By kwight of ki_wight@hotmail.com (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

I love this restaurant. The owners are incredibly warm, and the food is well priced and simply delicious. The vegetarian platter is a colourful and flavourful sampling. The meat dishes are all appropriately spiced with lots of complex flavours. This is a social eating experience - highly recommended for friends, family or date night!

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Sixth Street Grill, The413 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Small portions for Specials ?
By teemsum of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

DH & I came here on Saturday night shortly after 6 pm.

The place was packed.

Luckily we got a table without waiting.

Spaghetti was on special for $ 6.95 so we both ordered it.

DH had the clam chowder which he said was good & I had an iceberg lettuce salad.

When the spaghetti arrived, the portion was noticeably smaller than before.

The garlic bread was previously soaking with butter but now you could see that they had just spread the butter on it lightly. It was still a good thick cut of bread.

Dessert was rice pudding or jello.

We both ordered the jello which turned out to be blue jello.

When you first enter the restaurant, there is a table with menus + newspapers & a sign listing the daily specials + the prices.

However, what they also need is a sign 'Please Seat Yourself'.

Newcomers will enter & stand there waiting for someone to seat them.

Puzzling thing is why the servers just walk around them, don't even tell them to seat themselves + ignore them.

I saw one guy come in, stand around for a few minutes...the server walked around him, didn't say anything to him & he left.

The 2 servers tonight were friendly & efficient.

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Britannia Sushi1016 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
If you like your iceberg cooked...
By cassysasa of East Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

Absolutely terrible customer service! It took over 15 minutes just to get tea and water. I ordered a vegetable teriyaki bento box and was highly unimpressed. The side "salad" had 5 teeny pieces of iceberg lettuce... upon inspecting my veggie dish I noticed the extra pieces of lettuce were indeed included in my meal, however, they were cooked with the stir fry. Mmmm. Cooked iceberg lettuce.
Shortly afterwards I received a message from the friend I had dined with informing me that they had become sick from the meal we had. Gotta love that MSG!
I will never be returning and highly suggest you consider an alternative restaurant.

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