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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Rusty's Neighbourhood Pub17700 Hwy. 10, #101, Surrey
Holy crap..best food I've had in a long time
By imhungry1968 of fraser valley (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

I am new to the Fraser valley and I found this place by accident. I am so happy I did. I came in to a fairly busy night. I found a table for my wife and I in the corner, we were treated very well by the waitress and she was attentive to us considering how busy she seemed to be. I ordered a stuffed Yorkie appetizer and my wife had these rattlesnake bites. I loved them both so much I looked like I must have not eaten in a week eating mine and picking of hers back and forth..so damn good.i ordered a spicy chicken club and she ordered this inside out dynamite roll salad. I devoured mine and she wasnt touching hers..it was too pretty to eat she tells me. I dove in and tried it..tasted better than any dynamite roll I've had..these guys are legit. Just for shits and giggles we asked for a dessert menu..we were so full and I just wanted to see what else they could do... homemade cheesecake to die for..my waitress tells us the chef makes a new one every other week..this one was a captain morgans snores ...so full and we both finished that plate too..best I've ever had. I am so happy to find this place, and we will be back..and we will both get fat. But for food like this it's understandable. I'm gonna have to meet this Jack guy soon and shake his hand, or punch him for making such great food that will go straight to our love handles.

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Sammy J's Grill & Bar19925 Willowbrook Dr, #101, Langley
Horrible experience
By imhungry1968 of fraser valley (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

While I've not been to a Sammy's in a long time I assumed they would have at least had proper training in service..I was so so wrong. First I sit at the bar, around the steroid muscle-bound douchebags that seem to have some kind of in to the server staff, boyfriends or whatever. I try to get the attention of my so called bartender for a drink...well far too busy dealing with said roof monkeys about how much dressing they had on a salad..I finally got a beer..flat but cold. Then after asking for a food menu I was appalled on the prices in a place so much like a cactus/brown social house clone. I ordered a steak bite appetizer.. deep fried to carbon. Sent it back and didn't need another one. I was going to order the 22 dollar chicken fajita just for shits and giggles , alas my so called server was far too busy to talk to me..I guess I wasn't roided out enough for her liking. I won't be back.

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Tommy's1308 Ross Road, North Vancouver
Good neighbourhood restaurant
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 22, 2016 - 1:10pm [Dine in]

We had a wonderful breakfast at Tommy’s. It is a very small restaurant so the lineup seems to start very early on the weekend. When we left at 9:00 there was already a lineup. Service is efficient and quick. Coffee is self serve. I had the Mediterranean scramble, eggs scrambled with fresh tomatoes, spinach, feta cheese and onions. It was served with fried potatoes toast and tzatziki sauce on the eggs. My husband had waffles with bacon, fried eggs and potatoes. It was all very good.
There is only 1 washroom and if you are handicapped it might be challenging for you as you have to climb 2 stairs to get to it and the toilet is right in front of the sink. I do mean right in front, if you bend over while you are on the toilet you will probably bump your head on the sink.
It had many families when we were there. It is really a bustling scene but the food and service is very good.

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Swad Indian Kitchen1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Good healthy finds
By petemaneats of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 20, 2016 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

There's something about a place that tells you to reverse before you come and we did just the opposite. Strolling around Ambleside looking for some quick bite that was not too over our budget and this was one of the three we were considering. We decided to check this one out as the others would be second and third time visiting. This place is great even when you are trying to stay on the lean side of your diet. While talking to the waiter trying to figure out whether we should wait for a table or go next door, the smell really convinced us. At least me. The fish masala we had was actually an invention of theirs to make their waistline conscious friends feel a little better. The vegetables with some sort of a nut gravy was alright but good enough for me to not feel self-conscious later on. We've been back twice in the past month, and both times service was impeccable. Very different from your typical Indian curry houses, but then again, its West Vancouver.

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Mango Moka20836 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Good Coffee, Great Food and Friendly Staff!!
By mr-es335 of maple ridge BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 9:22am [Dine in]

Hello,
I am a frequenter of the MangoMoka and must say that I am very pleased with the service, the coffee, and he food. All of the ingredients are fresh and the smoothies are great! The staff are very friendly and are always there to be of service to you. I heartily recommend it to all.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
Patio night
By youtwo of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

One thing I've always loved about this place is it vibe. Now, there are a lot of other good places in town, but their lunch is pretty good. Lots to choose from, delicious food, and most importantly, its all you can eat. Buffet. Yes, buffet. Omnomnom. I love coming here during the summer, which is right around the corner, and just having a bite at the patio. The view is amazing, lots of friendly people, good food, add a beer and I'm good to go. They've got some local crafts but one particular Indian beer is really good. I'm a sucker for their chicken tikka but there are lots of other good dishes to choose from. If youve had indian before, you'll like the naan but the basmati rice is pretty good as well. Make sure you get a patio seat before they run out!

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3G Vegetarian Restaurant3424 Cambie St, Vancouver
You've got a fan!
By dianalee of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

360 spin! I used to not be a fan of this place, to be fair, a gave it a couple of chances before I decided to not go there entirely. I found the food to be rather bland and sub-par to other Chinese and asian place in town, not to mention the portion sizes served here are quite small. That is the impression I had up until now, or so I thought.

We were looking for a place to eat and this one seemed to be the only one that would not take forever to serve us. We went in and the food was not bad. I don't know if there has been a change in management since i last came or what but the fake meat was delicious. Also, don't miss the drumsticks! Delicious.

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Swad Indian Kitchen1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Finally a good place to eat
By yvreatsgirl of North Van (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:06pm [Dine in]

We've been a little sceptical coming to eat out again at an Indian place after my boyfriend and I got a horrible food poisoning at another place we ordered from. His parents were inviting us for dinner so I couldn't say no.

The four of us arrived at 6.40 pm for our reservation. We were a little late due to us having to wait for my boyfriend, but we were still welcomed and ushered into our spot. We got a place at the back and it was quite comfy. Not too noisy, and the decoration and place was very nice. I could see myself coming back for a date or something.

I don't know what kept us so long from coming here but the meal was delicious. We had the gobi butter masala and the pakoras, along with some rice and other dishes whose name I cannot recall. The waiter helped us pick our wines (which were on discount), and the food for that matter. Nothing was too spicy or overtly flavoured, which was a relief. The manager was there and made sure we got everything we wanted. The whole bill wasn't too bad for us but every once in a while it's nice to spill a few for living's sake.

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Faubourg2156 West 41st, Vancouver
TERRIBLE Service
By wedinehere of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

Never coming back. Had 2 gift cards, one with $0 balance, one with $20 balance. Went there today to have lunch wanting to use up the $20 gift card. Cashier-in-training was on duty at the time. We had ordered 2 sandwiches and soups, then I gave the cashier-in-training both gift cards to pay. She had trouble getting the gift cards to scan on their system despite many tries. She asked a colleague for help, and during this time both the gift cards were lost amongst their huge pile of gift cards sitting on the counter. They didn't know which gift card was ours. We complained and the manager came out and all he offered was to take down our phone number while he calls the gift card company to see what he can do. We left, furious, to find lunch elsewhere, and $20 gone.

I also ordered a coffee in my own mug, so they had to give me the coffee. Next time if they give me a coffee, I would probably throw it away because it was pretty gross.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
Not going back - no crab stuffing on the crab stuffed prawns
By feevo of West Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:42am [Dine in]

Three strikes against the Boathouse last night - one of us tried to order a nice lager and they did't have the first second or third choice that he wanted. None were available even though they were on the menu.
Then three of our party tried to order the lobster ravioli, only to be told they were already out, even though it was only 6 p.m. on a Tuesday night. Finally, and worst of all, the crab stuffed prawns which I always order and have always come with generous cream cheese herb and crab dolloped on top of each shrimp and baked - they arrived with a barely recognizable teeny swipe of some kind of moistener on them - maybe cream cheese or butter? and then they were dipped in panko. There was no stuffing. At all. And no crab. At all. And three of us ordered that once the ravioli situation went south so it wasn't just my plate. Three of us paid 30$ and got panko dipped shrimp - I can do that at home for far less money. Rip Off! Bye Boathouse.

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Fish Shack, The1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Wanna burn money?
By Kash666 of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 10:15pm [Delivery]

So me and my gf decided to order from the fish shack pay a premium for delivery , since my gf is a pescatore I reluctantly agreed knowing very well that most sea food restaurants don't deliver!! So we ordered a bunch of food seafood stuffed mushrooms, the rock crab jalapeño
Poppers (absolutely no sign of crab,ZILCH and you charger 10 bucks for 5 half poopers half filled with cream cheese?), the seafood melt ( this one is the best..big toast lotsa butter but hardly ANY seafood filling OMG even a Chinese restaurant would do better), seafood cannelloni (3 pieces of narrow cannellonis filled with you guessed right...HARDLY ANYTHING) and the fish shack fried rice (should be served as an appy minus too much salt)..

Hey blokes if you guys want real seafood this is NOT the place unless you have MONEY TO BURN

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Curry Sensation Indian Restaurant2828 152 street, #105, Surrey
Lunch buffet left us a little unsatisfied
By lifeoffood07 of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:28am [Dine in]

Came here with the wife for the lunch buffet. We ended up being the only customers for the hour that we were there. The food was decent but the choices are quite limited. I would give the food a 2.5 but will round up to a 3 for the ratings system. The butter chicken was good though and fresh naan was replenished by the server. The restaurant is clean and since we were the only ones there, we could eat in peace without being rushed. I have been to other Indian places where I got more value for roughly the same price.

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Taka's Take-Out Sushi15214 Pacific Avenue, White Rock
Under new management and overrated
By lifeoffood07 of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 11:13am [Dine in]

After hearing a lot about this place, finally decided to try it out. The place is really small as mentioned. This restaurant does not have tempura or the standart cooked dishes. We found out later that there was an ownership change and I was left wondering what the food was like before, based on all the raving reviews. The sushi is quite expensive as 6 pieces of the chef's aburi nigiri ran to nearly $40 with tax. As for the sushi, the fish is fresh, which is good. The aburi sushi is topped which a lot of sauce and some with mayo. The first piece tasted great. I liked it. Then came the second piece which tasted like the first. Because of the volume of sauce on the sushi, all the different pieces tasted basically the same.

Maybe I made the wrong choice in choosing only aburi and should have tried something else. As mentioned above, it is quite expensive so I am hesitant to give it a second try.

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Ebo4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Excellent evening at EBO
By VJB of abbotsford (171 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:48am [Dine in]

We had a wonderful evening at EBO. It is beside the casino but is far enough away that you do not get the loud noise of slot machines etc. from the casino. We parked in the parking garage for the casino and had to walk through the casino to get to the restaurant but the casino was not smoky as so many casinos are. The hostess was very pleasant. The room is very dark with the wood paneling and the furniture was also very dark. It is any open kitchen so you can see the meals being prepared. Our server Bridgette was very good. She explained that the kitchen was very open to substitutions so if there was anything on the menu that we wanted to make adjustments to the kitchen was definitely open to suggestions. Bridgette than told us some of her favorite items on the menu and left us to peruse the menu. Bread is not offered with the meal so we ordered a basket of cheese bread to start. It was delicious, served hot and crusty with the cheese nicely browned and melted into the bread. Yummy. For main courses we both went with a couple of Bridgette’s suggestions. I had the 10 oz. rib steak. It was cooked to perfection served with a peppercorn sauce, potato puree, mushrooms (a very generous portion), onion ring and asparagus. My husband had the sablefish. He said it was one of the best sablefish that he has had. The exterior was carmelized, with a black pepper jam but the fish was perfectly cooked and nice and moist. It was served with Chinese rice with Chinese sausage that he was also raving about. For $27.00 it was very reasonable for the quality of the dish. After we finished our meal, Bridgette placed 2 dessert dishes on our table and said she had a surprise for us. She then presented us with a complimentary dessert platter with raspberry mousse cake, chocolate mousse cake and red velvet cupcake. What a lovely gesture. When she presented the bill we also received lollipops consisting of white chocolate with slivered almonds and dark chocolate with dried fruit. During the course of the meal one of the chefs – Harry – also stopped by our table ask about our experience and asked for our input. He mentioned that the menu will be changed over the next couple of months. My husband told him that whatever they do they must keep the sablefish on the menu.
It is a real gem. Sometimes when you try a new place your expectations are high and you are fortunate if your expectations are met. EBO exceeded our expectations. We would definitely return and recommend to others.

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Zia's Cafe & Grill13700 Mayfield Place, #1133, Richmond
Worth Your Money
By Faran2 of Maple Ridge, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 15, 2016 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

Been to Zia's a few times and the food is delicious + very reasonably priced. Everyone who works there is really friendly. Lots of space and seating though it can get a little busy during lunch time. Would recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere new to grab breakfast or lunch.

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Taste of Caribbean Islands1600 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver
A Hidden Gem for Outstanding Caribbean Island Cuisine
By garyglobal of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

The Oxtail served with basmati rice was fall-off-the-bone delicious, while the Marinated Pulled Pork Griot with garlic, green onions, jalapeño, jerk seasoning, and sweet peppers was the best I’ve ever had. Marquise Valmont, with roots in Martinique and Haiti, is a gifted chef who brings quality ingredients (60% organic) to her traditional dishes. She is clearly an asset on the culinary scene. Small complimentary glasses of sorrel juice provided a fitting finish to an exceptional meal and wonderful evening.

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Wild Fig Lounge, The405 North Rd, Coquitlam
Dine and Dance at Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam Gustavo & Friends show April 2, 2016
By Jeny Encaldwell of Vancouver (downtown) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:35am [Dine in]

We couldn’t have had a better night on our date last April 2 without “Latin Sound Band Vancouver”.

They really brought the house down with such a phenomenal performance.

We had a nice dinner with wine, we were so hyped up on the Latin music and international highlights they played and the vibe was just classy and right on the top, we have great memories about Food, service, and venue over all that night, but what stand out are the singers, Executive Plaza have an Andrea Bocelli kind of guy singing there “Gustavo Herrera” and a Gloria Gaynor kind of lady singing with him “Aracely Villegas” that really blow out our mines, with a stage full of lights, smog, sound, energy and four performers. Definitely this is a must for next celebration!!! We give them 5 stars !!!

Jen Caldwell

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Mount Royal Bagel Factory701 Queensbury Avenue, North Vancouver
Customer service and bagels are lacking
By FoodieGoodie2016 of North Vancouver, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 6:55pm [Take-out]

We just recently moved to the Grand Blvd area of North Vancouver.. after my husband and I went for a morning run, we stopped at this "bagel factory." The woman at the counter was too busy on a personal phone call to serve us properly. Treated us as if we were a nuisance. Terrible customer service aside, being from the east coast I know a good bagel and you will NOT find one here. Sorry, won't be back.

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Taqueria Jalisco Restaurant13646 Grosvenor Rd, Surrey
Definatly Authentic...I'lll give them that
By Annalise of Delta, BC (13 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 1, 2016 - 6:54am [Dine in]

Read some reviews. So to clarify one below. This is not a sports bar at all. They do not serve beer, they are not licensed, so by all accounts you are mistaken. I have lived in Mexico decided to try this place. My husband and I pull up -lock our car door!* and without a word of a lie the guy on the front of the web page just happens to be standing in outside...we go inside are greeted right away, sat at a table and are served a little plate of chips with salsa., Mexican soap operas played on the tv. I ordered a bunch of stuff. Carnitas, chicken and pastor tacos, tamales (beef) and torilla soup. Although its hard to match the flavor with the foods you can get out here, the soup didn't taste right and was filled with chips i'd never seen that before. The tacos, Carnitas quite tasty, the chicken was alright, the pastor was a regret. Tamales were decent but quite salty. But overall, if your missing that Mexican kinda experiance, "might" be worth a treck to Whalley. Have some chips and salsa, Mexican soda amd some carnitas.

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Greens and Beans Deli143 E Columbia St, New Westminster
A wonderful place
By Nighthawk of Delta [Ladner] (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:00am [Dine in]

It's hard for me to be objective because aside from providing great food at a great price in a modest but wonderfully comforting atmospher the owners have their hearts in the right place as they truly feed the hungry and clothe the poor in the way of the generousity they extend to the indigent street people. Eating there will always be satisfying to both the stomach and the heart not to mention the wallet. As well where else can your meal be delivered to your table via electric train complete with whistle?

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