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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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De Dutch Pannekoek House2748 Lougheed Highway, #200, Port Coquitlam
Seriously? No communication to waiting customers!
By Andrea6171 of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2014 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

My and a friend of mine went there on Saturday Sept 20, 2014 about 1:00pm. It was kind of busy and we put our names down. We requested to sit outside as it was a sunny day. I noticed the dining area was less and less people and the outside was pretty spare so I thought we would be sat soon. Not so much. we asked if we could just sit down in the sun outside at a table (lots free), and we we given the message. " it will be a few min" ? Seriously! There was no manager on duty and the waiters, hostesses were busy with the few tables. We we then given the message that they could not take any more tables as the kitchen was backed up! Wtf? How about telling the crowd of people waiting for a table and apologizing and offering them coffee or something! No apology, no let's make you happy ! Nothing! We waited at least 30-40 min! The staff was not communicating to the crowd ! Well me and my girlfriend stood there by the wait to be seated sign with our arms crossed just glaring at the hostesses as they ignored us. On top of that the salad ( with burger) my friend got was not washed and she felt dirt in her mouth. Waitress just said oh sorry about that and deducted 2.50 from the ill. Whoa. So generous :p. Let's just say no tips were given and a bad review here!

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White Spot752 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
sadly the drive-in is gone.
By dogsbreakfast of Vancouver (Dunbar) (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2014 - 12:11am [Dine in]

I use to enjoy the drive-in. It was an easy way to get a car hop special hamburger with out having to wear a shirt. But the reason that I am writing this review is because of the quality of the food for the value.
Like most people I would like to eat healthy. Not only did I not get the half plate of mixed veggies, I got stickey rice, not fluffy. The veggies were just two, well cooked, flavorful, but limited. And the turkey was less than filling. I think they cook their own turkeys. I might be wrong about that. Still, for the price, it was just a bit too little.
I should have stuck with the burger and half and half fries. Half edible, half fry ends that are only good for the gulls. I know of other places near by that have better value. Next time.
I think they lost the vision at this location.

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Queen's Cross Neighbourhood Pub2989 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
too old to waste my money at this pub
By dogsbreakfast of Vancouver (Dunbar) (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

I'd been walking/hiking  all day. I was very tired, hungry, thirsty. So I stopped at the first place that I could sit down.  Ordered a hamburger with salad.
Not asked what I was drinking, so water will do.
The burger was 4 ounces of dry meat in a very old dry bun. The bun fell apart it was that old. I took a slice of the meat to see if it was as dry as it looked. It was; no flavour except for salt. I think it was a pre made patty that they froze. Or a cooked patty that they reheated in a pan. What ever it was, it was not worth the $12.00. That is twelve dollars after tax, so it makes this a twenty four dollar hockey puck.
I told my waitress; her reply, "I'm sorry" Really(?)

No, "I'm sorry, can I replace that with something else?" No, I'll speak with the chef and manager to see why, ( besides being cheep asses who don't care) and is there anything else that you would like instead?" Nope, just suck it up ass, eat what we give you, and don't forget to pay the full amount with a 20% tip. It's no longer going to let it slide. I'm no longer going to tip a waitress when the experience, attitude, meal are poor. (And please don't think that the waitress cannot be responsible for the food).  I'm sure if everyone stopped tipping for bad attitude and food, they'll soon hold a knife to the bxxxx of the cooks for not getting tipped because of the quality of the food.
And to top it off, as I was leaving she wished me a good night.........Dxxx! I'm still not sure how she knew my name is Dxxx...Hay!; it's not Dxxx

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Venice Pizzeria Steak & Spaghetti House10322 East Whalley Ring Road, Surrey
Great food but very poor customer service
By Tash2 of Surrey , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 6:59pm [Delivery]

The pizza is fantastic but be prepared for the worst customer service you will ever receive. We were told it would be 30 mins for our delivery, an hour & 15 mins later still no pizza so we called back. We were told that we were only the 2nd people to order & they wait for 5 orders before they start cooking the pizza. WTF! We asked for a discount & were told no way. Delivery guy showed up 5 mins later with the order. Told them I would tell everyone about their poor service & they didn't care about that either...

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American Grille Restaurant7571 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
Disappointing food and service speed
By rnathan of Richmond (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:44am [Dine in]

We chose this restaurant for an anniversary dinner. We anticipated excellent food and service, given the price of main courses that are $20 and up. The service was friendly and the waiter was informative. However, we had what seemed like a very long wait for the soup and main course to arrive. Both were lukewarm at best. Perhaps this was because there were four chefs bout only two servers helped by a manager. Nobody asked whether the food was to our liking. It was certainly tasty, but not sufficiently warm to be enjoyable.

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Sushi King House5333 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Our Go-To Fave!
By Kymess of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 10:01am [Dine in]

We might have champagne tastes, but when beer budgets rule, this mini franchise (they're connected to the one in Marpole, and have a spot in Surrey, too) is where we head.
We often did dine-in, but mostly we were take-away regulars on a weekly basis. My daughter often went independently several times a week, with the kids she nannied.
We moved away from Kerrisdale 7 years ago, but we still go to this Sushi King because we find its hard to beat the value they offer. The fish is fresh, humongous as has been stated many times, decently prepared. Plus, they still remember us!! We're always greeted by a very friendly team (and sometimes they would bring us little 'extras' while we'd wait for our to-go order, like mini seafood salad, lychees, kumquats!)
These guys are our all-time favourite non-Japanese-run Go-To sushi place!

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Fishworks Restaurant91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Okay - Not great
By VJB of abbotsford (156 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 9:08am [Dine in]

We had dinner here last night.
It is a nice cozy restaurant as others have mentioned. Tables are nicely spaced so you are not too close to other diners. A couple of tables had problems with the sun being right in their eyes while they were dining and the restaurant did not seem able to anything to rectify the situation. I found the menu very limited and for that reason alone I would not go back. The menu is almost all fish dishes with just a couple of other items on the menu. The server brought an order of bread to the table to share with just 2 small pieces of bread. We decided to start with an order of mussels in a tomato sauce. The first one I had was absolutely disgusting. It had gone bad. I said to my husband that he was on his own as I could absolutely not eat this dish. The first mussel that my husband had was pretty good but the second one he had was the same as mine. Definitely past it’s best before date. We called our server over and returned the dish. He offered to give us another but we declined. If 2 out of 3 mussels are bad what are the odds that the mussels in the kitchen are any better? We decided to share the curried squid instead. It was a generous serving and decent but I found the breading a little too heavy for my liking. My husband had the special of the day – halibut with a mango beurre blanc and vegetables. I had fish and chips. My husband really enjoyed his halibut. It was beautifully cooked and the sauce complimented it nicely. My fish and chips were a very generous serving but it came on such a small plate that it was impossible to cut the fish without getting food all over the table. Come on. Use a decent size plate. The fish inside was nice and moist but the batter had areas that were raw and not cooked. The chips are large and not the small fries that I like. They were not crispy on the outside and the inside was very mealy. We were 2 hours over dinner as the food was coming out of the kitchen very slowly.
We would not go back because I find the menu very limited and the food was just average.

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Pizzeria Barbarella654 E Broadway Street, Vancouver
Pizza crawl third stop
By Italian-guy of Downtown&Burnaby (57 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 8:32am [Dine in]

So 4 of us were on a pizza crawl of three spots (my friend saw that they were rated the best in Van)
hmmmm...we'll see. Being a pizza nut, I always wanted to try this place (the others were Nicli and Campagnolo). ground rules: one margherita (as a base line) and one whatever.
Nice room in east van...very handy. Great selection of craft brews and friendly staff AND th best prices of the three by far! The Margherita was cooking in a gas fired domed oven.....so not really pizza napolitana here. That being said...it was delicious albeit smothered in waaaay too much cheese! te purist n me scowled but everyone else loved it. The second pizza bear mention, it was a "in bianco" (no sauce) creation of pancetta and Brussels sprout leaves and it was the best pizza of the night! 100% will be back. IMHO this place is one of the better values around however for REAL pizza none of these three (except maybe Nicli) can match Tevere or even Bibos.

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