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Black & Blue1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Good Steak house
By BigAnthony of North Burnaby (106 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

My father and I had dinner here last week, the place is very busy, loud, fancy. We each had the $44 Surf & Turf. My steak was cooked perfectly and the meal was good, nothing amazing but yes a good meal. With 1 drink each and a bottle of pellegrino the total comes to $122 plus tip. Yeah I would eat here again I guess if friends wanted to go but I'm in no rush.

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PiDGiN350 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Had an amazing and memorable meal here
By BigAnthony of North Burnaby (106 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

4 of us dined here on a weekend, the place was packed. We all ordered the same thing.
(prix fixe menu for $55 per person)

- oyster shot, apple, horseradish
- daily pickles
- raw scallops, pomegranate, red curry oil, daikon, green apple
- grilled octopus, romesco, fennel biscotti
- mushrooms, snap peas, egg, soy yuzu brown butter
- pickling spiced half squab, cabbage, apples, mustard cream
- half duck, carrot cake, oranges, spices
- meringue, passion fruit curd, almonds, white chocolate lime

This meal was awesome. Unique food with amazing flavors and also we all left with a full stomach. I've been to many good Vancouver restaurants and this one definitely stands out!
Cool place, excellent food, great staff, YES I will be back here.

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Mr. Mikes Steakhouse & Bar20020 Willowbrook Drive, #300, Langley
First time in a long time
By mcjardine of whiterock (28 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 1:46pm [Dine in]

Now I remember why I do not go there often. Ordered the steak sandwich med rare, arrived well done , fries burnt and tasted of old oil. Coffee was good. Should have commented but was with a group and I wasn't paying. Others mentioned portion sizes seemed to have shrunk.

Too many other choices in the Langley area, won't be back .

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Denny's8855 202nd St, #201, Langley
You Snooze, You Lose...Try This Denny Location
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (24 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:17am [Dine in]

My family is picky eaters and all were happy with the quality of food and excellent service. In fact, other Denny locations can learn from this franchise as it was clean and very good value. We would hit it more often if there was not the cursed GEB toll bridge from Langley to our community. The nachos were great and everyone gave it two thumbs up.....

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Joe Blow's Seafood Express22282 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Good Fish & Chips
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (24 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:13am [Dine in]

Why not sink your chompers into a variety of flavoured fish batter that will dance in your mouth as opposed to the normal run-of-the-mill fish and chips joint with just regular batter. You can choose lemon garlic, cajun, regular or another flavour. I cannot comment on their burgers and other items because we have not ordered from it and usually hit the all-you-can-eat fish and chips. The old style canning jar cups are a different spin on drinks and a unique approach. Give it a shot.....

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Ikea Restaurant & Cafe1000 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Downstairs Cafe Good For Cheap Prices
By Kerwin Maude of Tri Cities (24 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:07am [Dine in]

I cannot comment on the restaurant but Ikea`s downstairs concession stand is a good value for the money with cinnamon buns that remind you of your childhood, good prices on hotdogs, chocolate bars, soda pop and ice cream. Why not try it out if you have the munchies, it will fill you up without bleeding your wallet.

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An Indian Affair19653 Willowbrook Drive, Unit #146, Langley
Superlative Indian food
By AlphaOne of White Rock (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 24, 2014 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Found this place through the internet and went to try it our with family. Absolutely enjoyed the AYCE lunch buffet. Their butter chicken tasted a bit different, but wonderful! A very good mixture of spices makes all the dishes stand out differently, There is also Tandoori Chicken and Goat curry. Veg Samosas cannot be missed. The restaurant and washrooms are very clean, and service is very good and friendly. We came back two days later, and will become one of their "regulars."

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Broadway Station Sushi1638 E. Broadway, #101, Vancouver
What happened to our old standby?
By Azzy Kimmel of Vancouver (Commercial Drive) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, March 23, 2014 - 2:12pm [Take-out]

Broadway Stn Sushi was never the best sushi in Vancouver, but it was solid and certainly consistent.
New owners?

At any rate, over half of our takeout order was inedible.

Gomae is not 3-4 cubes of frozen spinach (umm, I buy it that way at Superstore) with sauce dumped on the top (stir it up at least!).

If prawn tempura is supposed to be raw, then kudos for them for getting it nice and crispy on the outside and raw on the inside. That's not how I like it, however. If what they were doing before was wrong, well, that's what I grew to expect.

Ordered deep fried chicken wings from the menu and received deep fried something, but not chicken and definitely not wings.

Yam roll was not what we expected. This had thin slices of yam inside a crispy tempura crust. The crunch was lovely, but what happened to that velevety smooth chunk of warm, sweet yam? This new one is not for me.

Very sad, won't be returning to a place we frequented at least 3x/month.

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Not really that great
By eating good food of Vancouver (113 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

A few of my friends and I went to the movies at Tinsel Town, but for some reason decided to come to Metro Town after the movie. We came and hung around the mall and were trying to decide what to eat. We finally decided on this place.

We were seated immediately (no problem) another friend came to the restaurant to join us. I was thinking of doing AYCE, but most actually didn't want to do AYCE, so I was ok with A La Carte. Anyways, for my meal, I ordered a dynamite roll and two California rolls. I had asked the waitress to bring some mayonnaise. I had to flag her and a couple other waitresses in order to get my mayonnaise (and it came in a bowl with minimal amount (are you serious?) again, I had to flag down a couple of waitresses to get mayonnaise.

Anyhow, the rest of the food wasn't really all that great , I mean it was barely passable, but can't say that I really liked it all that much. Another friend of mine was complaining about something, but I wasn't paying much attention to that.

I don't really see myself coming back here anytime soon

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Thai Son Vietnamese373 E. Broadway, Vancouver
Mix of rain and son
By richie_rich of vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

Hello there,

Another rainy Saturday but an opportunity came knocking when my mom and sister needed a lift from Costco. I always wanted to try this place out but nobody to go with until now...plus free meal to boot. We got there at 5 pm...parking pretty easy ...parked on the side and added several bucks for the meter or could have parked at Kingsgate mall parking lots. We stepped in and got seated right away as it was pretty quiet at this moment. The place looks modern..I mean oriental modern.

Checking out the menu, I decided to order the 6 pack of cha gio (spring rolls) to share at $10.50 and a special grilled dish of bun thit nuong chao tom rau song..aka 2 grilled skewered pork, shrimp on a sugar cane with vermicelli and mixed greens($12.25). My sis ordered the com tam ga uop xa... aka grilled lemongrass chicken on steamed broken rice ($8.25) and my mom ordered the No. 14 beef balls in rice noodle soup ($7.65 large) and a caffeine fix of ca phe sua nong... aka Vietnamese hot black coffee with condensed milk ($3.55). The waitress that took our order did not quite speak English too good so we had to point or blurb out the numbers.

In about 10 minutes...our food started to arrive. The verdict...the spring rolls arrived first..they were piping hot and crunchy...with the center being smoother than say Bau Chau's spring rolls. The outer layer was not the usual Vietnamese rice but the flour Chinese version wrappers....nevertheless they were tasty. My grilled pork dish had nice flavor and char to them, my shrimp paste on a sugar cane was reheated via microwave as they had knife slits on it....tasted ok. The odd part were the veggies...came with cucumber slices but had 5 super large lettuce leaves with them..uncut as a garnish??? Rather than waste them, I basically decided to use them as a la chinese tacos or crepes!! First a large leaf..add a bit of rice verm then piece of grill pork then a squirt of hoisin sauce rolled into a crepe or a folded pocket. Tasted fine but a bit messy. My sis dish was very good...she said the chicken thighs were nicely charred and moist at the same time. My mom's beef ball soup was not bad as there was just too much MSG in the broth. The worst part was the waitress forgot the coffee but when it came...she did say it was the best cup of coffee she had in a long time.

My only real complaint is the when the bill came...it was a younger lady who brought the bill not the original waitress...Im guessing she was the owner's daughter??? as she was at a table folding something....my mom was about the hand the payment and she turned her back and walked away....wtf....a ruddy pooh move!!! Customer service needs improving here especially on this one.
Would I come back?? maybe for the food but the service kind of blows.

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Dot's Cafe20567 Fraser Hwy, Langley
Old fahioned cafe
By RetiredGuy of Walnut Grove (17 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 1:34pm [Dine in]

Dot's reminds me of forgotten neighborhood cafes. That is good in this case. Menu items are inexpensive which is of course different than cheap. A nice family run business, where all staff are friendly. It is a bright, clean place where people genuinely seem to enjoy the selection. We often stop in for breakfast and once in awhile for lunch. Better than a lot of the chain joints that abound these days. If you are looking for trendy though, don't go. It can be hard to find a seat sometimes.

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine1440 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
First time Here - Yummmmm
By Sundown of North Vancouver (40 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

I came here for lunch after walking by this restaurant for ages and decided to try it out. The service was very quickly friendly. I ordered the Malaysian Chicken with Rice and it was incredibly great. Lots of flavour, the perfect amount of heat and the perfect amount of food as I left feeling full and happy.

My only complaint is against myself - why didn't I come here sooner instead of walking by this place all this time. I not only will return I will be recommending this place to all my friends.

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C-Lovers Fish & Chips6640 Royal Avenue, West Vancouver
Best Non-greasy light tasting fish Ever
By Sundown of North Vancouver (40 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 21, 2014 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

We've been to the "other" fish and chips joint in Horseshoe Bay several times but decided to try C-Lovers for a change - wow! wow! wow! Did I say wow?? First, the downside - the service was slow - we sat ourselves down and had to wait, wait and wait for someone to come and ask if we wanted anything to drink. Okay, they were busy but not overcrowded. We placed our order and about 20-25 minutes later we finally got our dinner - did go fishing to get our fish? as how long does it take to deep fry fish?

After the first bite all was forgiven - the service may be slow but the incredibly awesome food made up for it. The 3 of us ordered Haddock (one with chips the other two with caesar salads) and we all agreed - that is one incredibly delicious fish. The batter is light (not over coated), it's crispy and not greasy at all and the size was beautifully generous. The caesar salad didn't have much flavour but it was okay, better than some other places that we've been to. It took a while to get our bill (again slow service) but that's okay as we weren't in a hurry.

So the food is great but if you are in a hurry to catch a ferry, make sure you arrive here way ahead of schedule as you might miss the ferry (even though the food might be worth missing it).

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Butter Baked Goods4321 Dunbar St, Vancouver
Excellent Afternooon Tea!
By lindarose of Vancouver (171 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

Dear hubby took me to Butter this afternoon.

It was like walking into a Laura Ashley store in the early 90's - super feminine, lotsa flours and pastels for the decor. Loved the chandeliers. Loved the genuine bone china place settings. Staff were all early twentish and casual, but neat and tidy.

There was no question in our mind that we were both going to have the tea on the tiered plates for about $28 per person.

Our server offered us a selection of tea - we were ordering two teas so we could choose two teas. I had the Earl Grey Cream. We also had the Butter Breakfast. We each got a medium sized pot and were each offered extra water mid way through. Both teas were delicious.

The tower tiers of tasty treats were also outstanding. The bottom plate had the sandwiches, two each of: a roast beef with basil, an egg salad with pea shoots, a curry chicken croissant and a teeny tiny quiche. My favourite was the curry chicken. I really liked the other - but the bread was just a touch dry on the egg salad - it could also have used some ..... welll... BUTTER on the bread. Other than that - it was all very high quality, homemade and tasty.

The middle tier held two each of two types of scone: cinnamon raisan and walnut. Both were tasty, relatively moist and went well with the devonshire cream and jam accompaniment.

The top tier held the dessert bits - my favourite here was the lemon cake and the lavender and lemon shortbread thing. All were very good.

We were full at the end. It doesn't look like a huge amount of food when considering it is just little sandwiches, scones and desserts - but both hubby and I have healthy appetites and we had elegant sufficiency (in other words - we were stuffed to the gills!).

The bill came to a little over $70 with tax and generous tip.

We will go again for a special occasion afternoon tea. :)

I have been to several tea places both in Vancouver and Victoria - this place ranks the top in Vancouver and area thus far (the best in Victoria is the White Heather - you can check out my review on Dine Here).

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Tapas 233941 Main St, Vancouver
distinguished tapas - closest taste to authentic tapas
By honorberry of kits, vancouver (32 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 8:26pm [Dine in]

Read about this place a couple weeks ago and it has been on my list of food places to visit. My party and I weren't disappointed.

It's a nice intimate dining experience; cool for 1, cool for groups. We ordered a variety of dishes. The paella, charcuterie plate, surf and turf and the pumpkin stood out. I'm a bit partial to pumpkin. We also ordered the 'bomba' - pork belly, onion rings, clams and the empanada - more than edible but I think we'll skip this next time.

Good choice of drinks

Our server recommended 2-3 tapas per person. I think 1-2 would be a more accurate reflection.

Give TAPAS 23 a go - you won't leave disappointed, you'll leave with a smile on your face and a very full tummy.

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AFG Kabul Bakery444 6th Street, New Westminster
Baked goods
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

We went in to try out their breads and they had a very good taste.

I didn't like the food they serve as I was expecting a homemade quality I've had in other Afghani restaurants. Obviously, this is not a restaurant but a bakery.

I would stick to baking and providing a variety of different baked goods at your location. I bet around Norooz time, this place would rock!

Also, gluten-free baked goods would be ideal as well.

It gets pretty warm inside as well.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Bloated
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:11pm [Dine in]

We went out to give it one last chance but as it turns out, we ended up with bloated stomachs. I have no idea what they add to the food that causes these symptoms.

I've been to a variety of Chinese restaurants in BC, and this one is below par. Too bad, because they do offer good prices.

I guess I better go check the other locations, just to be thorough. I'll keep you posted.

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La Spaghetteria232 Sixth Street, New Westminster
The owner was disrespectful
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

We decided to try it out and the owner, he was hitting on us. He kept coming over and asking if we would marry him. He's creepy and I WOULD NEVER go back.

The dish I ordered was okay, but I didn't like the sauce. I ended up taking it home and throwing it out.

I think we need a new Italian place in town because the owner needs to be more respectful towards female guests or retire.

I don't like the entrance either. Plastic curtain? Eww.. I WOULD NEVER invite anybody here. This place would be a last resort, and I would recommend stick to having a drink with your buddy.

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
So happy for the Reno!
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

This place is ALWAYS busy, so finding out about the Grand Opening that took place yesterday, was sublime.
So much that we've made reservations for Nana's birthday next weekend! Woo-hoo!

Oh, don't forget! They have live music and dancing, if you're so inclined, on Friday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Ole!

Especially now that it's Spring Break, it gives the busy families bring their kids in and have lots fun. The kids were running around as much as the staff were.

So they have officially placed some of our favorites on the menu such as the Tostadas and the Monster Burrito.

I've been to other Mexican restaurants and this one beats them all!

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Great Night!
By vangrl3068 of van-commercial (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

Great spot! fantastic date place or even to get a few drinks with friends. i enjoyed the ny striploin, could not have been cooked better. For dessert our table shared the chocolate cake so decadent and tasty. The kitchen did an amazing job, very friendly staff. I'm giving Onxy 2 thumbs up, keep doing what you're doing, It works!

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