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Chilli Lee Szechuan Cuisine1927 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
If you can't even cook noodles properly..GIVE UP!
By Avoidfoodpoisoningman of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

I ordered delivery from this restaurant and it was the worst "Szechuan"(if you can even call it that) food I have ever had. I ordered the Pad Thai and the g rated Kung Pow Chicken. The Pad Thai had so many bean sprouts the noodles barely existed..the noodles that lingered were under cooked at that. A child with a how to cook noodles for dumbies could cook better noodles. With a seasoning of laziness the chef threw huge obnoxious over cooked triangles of tofu that would be a down right crime to any vegetarian. That's not even the worst part..many of the sprouts were mouldy and had gone bad! I called the restaurant to complain and the delusional chef claimed that's how they come and asked if I had ever eaten pad thai before. Last I checked the sprouts weren't blue and sour tasting!! On to the Kung Pow..Barely any chicken and dry as the cracked dessert floor..was not even spicy at all making it just cooked chicken scraps with under cooked vegetables. Pathetic excuse for restaurant quality food..do me and your stomach a favour and never ever eat here.just terrible

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Score on Davie1262 Davie street, Vancouver
Cool atmosphere crappy food
By 99north of Squamish (31 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 7:47am [Dine in]

After reading all the hype about this place we finally decided to try it out for brunch.?
The service was mediocre at best and the food not good
The big breakfast was so over cooked, potatoes like fried up rocks, poached eggs like golf balls
Awful food, toast had been sitting out a long time before it came to me, likely pre cooked, so dry and shrivelled up, yecch!
The perogies were so over cooked you could hardly cut them with a steak knife, unreal bad.
Likely the worst breakie I have ever had. Wife's French toast was passable, but there was snotty uncooked egg on the bottom,,,!
Suffice to say whoever is in the kitchen isn't on the ball, maybe we just happened to get a cook having a bad morning, but it wasn't good
The value for the price paid was NOT good,,pretty expensive for the portion and quality
We won't be back
Too bad, I have read some good reviews about Score but this isn't a good one for sure

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Al-Madina Restaurant9320 Scott Road, Surrey
Dumbest, dirty and very rude owner
By TS of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, February 19, 2016 - 3:16am [Dine in]

The Dumbest owner operator. We got there at lunch hour and ordered food. He said that will be ready in 10 minutes. He brought in first dish after 45 minutes...then naan bread after another 10 minutes. I asked him very politely if he could bring all the food together bcz kabobs were already cold. He said he was the only one there. I thought its a lame excuse. My friend said but we are going to pay you the full price and this is not a good service. He never apologized for being late and for a very poor customer service. He appeared with very dirty hands and apron. I kinda thought that was gross. NEVER RECOMMENDED. FULL OF DISEASES....DIRTY....RUDE. At the end of the conversation, he simply asked us to leave because he didn't like us to question him about poor service and him wearing dirty clothes and hands. YUCK

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Milestones Grill & Bar3085 152nd Street, Surrey
Gave it a high rating, but used to be better
By eating good food of Vancouver (127 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 15, 2016 - 7:05pm [Dine in]

I used to frequent Milestone's very often, but over the last couple years have seen that their prices have sky rocketed.....

I used to go to a Milestone's every year for my birthday (Last year was the last time for birthday since alot of us find their food pricy....Decided to go to Boston Pizza this year (Thats expensive too, but)

Anyways, before being seated; I went to use the Washroom....not much pressure out of the sink.....whatever water came out was probably just a bit warmer than the Atlantic ocean was the night the Titanic sank.....I let a manager know....Hopefully they fixed it

Anyways; I went back to my date.....I ordered....I ordered a double cheeseburger with extra fries....and my date had just a single with extra fries.....The truth is; that the burger was fantastic.....I did pay $6 extra for a double patty (used to be $4) and the burger alone used to be cheaper...basically used to pay $15 for a double....now a single is $15.75.....burger is delicious, but find it expensive.

The service was great though....we liked out waitress. When we got the bill though, we saw we got charged $10 for two extra fries....I was shocked....I know I asked for extra, but didn't expect to pay that much. I brought that concern up to the waitress who spoke with her manager and they took it off the bill...so that made us happy.

Truth is, it is a bit expensive for what it is, but the food is above average from our regular Red Robin and White Spot (Just don't order extra fries) and the ambiance is great. I am no longer a regular at Milestone's, but it is great to come for special occasions (such as my date for Valentine's) and even birthdays are good; but then my friends have to pay beyond their means so ditched it this year and probably will continue to.....but for those other special occasions.....you can't go wrong with Milestone's....Just not for casual dining anymore

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Sakuya1593 128th St, Surrey
Very good little hidden restaurant
By frenchie75 of White Rock (36 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

I honestly keep forgetting this place is here. It's a very nice restaurant that I love to go to with my family ..., when I remember it's there. It's really rather tucked away beside an insurance office and veterinarian clinic. It has a very nice cosy ambience and the food is very well done for a small community Japanese restaurant. Presentation is very nice and I feel the quality is quite high. The staff are very welcoming and hard working. Now that I've written this review I'm going to make it more of a priority to come here more often since it really is a great little place within walking distance to my home.

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Starbucks1658 128th Street, Surrey
Staff seem arrogant and offputting
By Shel Scott of South Surrey B.C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, February 13, 2016 - 9:27am [Dine in]

As I waited for my Frappucino, the woman behind the counter said "hello" in a tone of voice that sounded like I wasn't wanted there. An elderly man walked past me, though the door and into the kitchen. He quickly emerged, and my Frap was served. I think it was tainted. This place is creepy.
Next day, thinking maybe I was just being overly sensitive, I was served by whom I presume was the manager. She was filling out some kind of form and seemed put out by having to serve me. Her "thank you" was uttered in frosty tones that made her sound like someone who shouldn't be working retail.
The place is out of control. Head Office will hear of this.

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Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar601 West Cordova, Vancouver
Overrated
By cyberspace of vancouver (87 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:35am [Dine in]

Went to Rogue as I was meeting a friend for lunch. Had the Ruben sandwich and it was not good at all. Very greasy and meat was too fatty. My friend had the chicken burger and it was also very average. Service was decent but the food quality for not good for the prices that they charge. It was $17 for Ruben sandwich. There are much better places around town the one can go for lunch. I will not go back.. Décor was good at the restaurant.

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Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant1440 Kingsway, Vancouver
A Vancouver Institution
By yvr1953 of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 9:10am [Dine in]

Restaurants come and go but Ashiana has been a temple of fine Indian food for many years on the Kingsway. The owner/chef and his wife always extend a warm welcome and the food is wonderful. I've been eating here since the 80s(!). Last night's dinner was another great experience. Highly recommended.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes950 West Broadway, Unit 200, Vancouver
pancake all-you-can-eat
By thirdperson of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2016 - 8:39am [Dine in]

IHOP is short for international house of pancake - a typical restaurant chain similar to Denny's. The only IHOP in Vancouver is located upstairs near Broadway and Oak street. Clean casual ambiance with televisions available and over 20 tables. Only problem is that there tends to be customers waiting to be served during busy periods. During mid January to mid February, limited promotion is available for various breakfast meal combos with all the buttermilk pancakes you can eat. However customer must ask for special breakfast menu. Regular menu lists a wider variety of foods at higher prices. Best deal is the $8.00 regular breakfast which consists of eggs, hash browns, bacon or sausages with pancakes. Two pancakes are initially served per plate and customers can order more. Their pancakes are light, warm, fluffy and delicious. On the table, there are 4 types of syrup - blueberry, strawberry, butter caramel and maple. Also there is unlimited pot of coffee for under $3.00. Overall, decent food that is served reasonably prompt by friendly attentive waitresses. Good value for breakfast that I would recommend.

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Metrotown Polish Deli5068 Kingsway, Burnaby
Homemade Napoleons and perogies…
By floodedsky of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

Wow! The custard was so light and fluffy. The was pastry flaky and crunchy. Delicious! Also delicious were the homemade cheese and potato perogies served in-store with fried onions, bacon, and sour cream. I will never buy the frozen grocery store perogies again after eating their homemade perogies. I purchased some to go, and the owner gave me instructions on how to prepare them properly.

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La Cucina1509 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
Get treated like a third-class citizen…
By floodedsky of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

My friend and I ate there last night. Although there was only one other occupied table in the entire restaurant, the hostess seated my friend and I were seated at a table in the back, against the back side wall. While we were eating our appetizer, two noisy men were seated at a table directly behind and to our side - only one arm's length away. Now there were only three fully occupied tables in the entire restaurant. The waiter was arrogant, haughty, and in our faces throughout our meal. My friend finished his dinner early and his plate was taken away, but not silently. We were interrupted many times with unnecessary comments, such as "I'll just take this away" and "Are you finished yet?" This is pretty much taboo in a good restaurant. Waiters should go about their tasks unnoticed and be 100% courteous and sensitive towards their customers. When my friend tried to pay his bill, there was a problem with the debit machine. He tried three times and the paper pumped out, "Transaction Not Completed." After the third try, the waiter announced to the entire restaurant, "DECLINED." I was so angry that I could barely contain the food I had just eaten there. The waiter is a sadist with a very very bad attitude. It wouldn't surprise me if he personally planned our entire evening to be miserable. In recent outings, I have not felt more like a second-class citizen than at La Cucina. The food was okay. Our meals came to combined total of $81. I will never go back and I do not recommend this restaurant unless you have very "thick skin."

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Red Robin6141 200th St., Langley
The dry over-cooked deep fried chicken nightmare
By TIREGUY205 of Langley B C (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:07pm [Take-out]

You think by this day and age, that a company that boasts about its burgers, would have some sort of clue making them.
I work two jobs, so its hard to find time to dine out. So tonight my 16 year old son decided to buy dinner for our family. I was at work (what else is new) but I'm only 6 minutes from our local Red Robin.
Well I might as well been on the Moon. My son dropped off dinner at the shop for me. Opening it right away, I noticed two things right away. One, how hot everything wasn't and how hard as rock and dry the chicken in the sandwich was. I have to also add that the oil that they used to demolish this chicken filet had turned and tasted a little rancid. The best part was the very large weggie fries that were not properly cooked and all the small broken glass fragment like tiny fries (like the end of a bag) stuffed all over inside the box and burger, as like it was some kind of mob hit tossed in the box.
Now the shop I work for used to order from them, now I know why they don't anymore. I told my wife that if I ever get the urge to have something from Red Robin, to kick me in the head. I will gladly embrace our local hospital food over this......manufactured disappointment.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
Could have been more spicy
By louie of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 1, 2016 - 9:53am [Dine in]

Walked in for their lunch buffet on a weekend. For it being 2 pm on a Saturday, there was a wait. I can take that as a good sign since it is a popular place (also, being West End and Davie, what more can you expect?) We didn’t wait too long for table for two which was nice.

I’m not new to Indian food but this is my first time at their lunch buffet. We ended up trying almost about everything. For it being $11.95 per person, it was pretty decent.

I did like a bunch of things but found the butter chicken to be a little under-spiced, something super common in Indian restaurants here to appease the Canadian tastes. Good thing is, chicken to sauce ratio was good. Even the rice (plain) alone was good enough to eat on its own. Water was always present, although I could handle the spices a lot of others seemed to really need it. I would give its buffet 8.5/10

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Taqueria Playa Tropical334 6th St, New Westminster
Real Deal Mexican!!
By richie_rich of vancouver (48 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 1, 2016 - 4:45am [Dine in]

Hello there,

Well, its my turn again to head out to New West for some culinary eats. My buddy decided on this place as he and his wife have been here several times before. I have to admit I was skeptical as my usually stomping ground for tacos was on cambie and broadway. New West and Mexican food???Huh?? Anyways, we decided on lunch wednesday . Parking is basically everywhere...paid parking on 6th Street or on the side streets. I was lucky to find a 1 hour free spot on a side street.

The restaurant looked pretty small as I was walking in to find out they actually did renos and expanded to the store next door. My buddy and his wife were already seated and waited for me.... ambiance...look good....solid wooden chairs and tables with splashes of bright colors on the walls. Checking out the menu I decided on the Ceviche ($7) and 4 different tacos: 2 Al pastors, 1 Camaron and 1 Pescado ($2.50 each) plus a pop ($2). My buddy and his wife got the Pozole Rojo soup ($10) , Carne Asada ($13) and chicken Flautas($11) house platters with two glasses of ice water. The waitress was friendly but her English was okay but the good thing was my buddy's wife spoke fluent Spanish!! Thank Goodness!!

In no time...we were served a complimentary bowl of pastel colored tortilla chips with squeeze bottled red and green salsa. The chips were standard but the salsas were the stand outs...flavorful with or without a bit of heat.In about 10 minutes, I got my ceviche with chips and they got the big bowl of Pozole. The Ceviche was quite tasty!!! The combination of diced basa fish in lime juice (the acid cooks the fish) with a mixture of cilantro, onions, tomatoes and avocado was a treat in my mouth. The best??? No but a good second. The best I ever had was at my old work place where another buddy of mine made it in house...used top notch ingredients: diced halibut, scallops and cooked shrimp.. same mixture but cucumbers instead of avocados.

The main attractions arrived just a bit later. The tacos....seems strange..... only one soft tortilla usually there are two. Anyways rather than bitch about it...eat man!! The al pastors (marinated pork, diced onions, cilantro and pineapple tibbits) were very good...good meaty favor with a touch of sweetness. Usually my GOTO taco. The camaron taco ( garlicky shrimp, celery, onions, cilantro, and melted cheese) was a combination of sweetness, crunch and creamness in my mouth....that was also very good . But the piece de resistance was the pescado taco ( garlicky fish fillet, celery, onions, cilantro and melted cheese)..this thing just melted in my mouth...this one was excellent.

All in all a very good meal. I asked them about their selections....they said very good as well. My buddy was stuffed....he barely finished his carne asada platter (grilled sirloin steak with side of rice pilaf, refried beans pico de gallo and 3 corn tortillas). His wife gave me a piece of the chicken flautas( 4 corn tortillas rolled with shredded chicken,then deep fried. Topped with cheese, tomato, onion, cilantro ,guacamole and sour cream with an addition of salsa roja)...its very good...chicken was tender, tortilla was crisp and saucy..the blend of topping just took it over the top. So for some real authentic Mexican food...stop here..of all the places..New West..GO FIGURE?? Thanks for reading!!

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Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant703 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best thing is free parking
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 11:18am [Dine in]

The title says it all here. Free parking is the only good thing going on for this restaurant. Food was bad, service was mediocre at best and yet they charge like a mid range restaurant.

Their menu looks good. Lobster tail, bisque, prawns, risotto, rack of lamb, and on and on but their don't know how to cook them properly. Overcooked, sauces that are clearly store bought, over seasoned and not to mention warm beer.

There are so many restaurants on Denman so just keep walking and keep looking.

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Amici1747 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Ignorant owner and so-so food
By Charles Surf of West Vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 5:51am [Dine in]

My wife and I went there the first time last night. When we arrived at 6:30pm for our reservation only 3 tables were occupied. We were standing there waiting to be seated and for 5 minutes we were not greeted nor shown to our table. At the time I noticed that there was this man standing next to the bar not doing anything after glancing at us. Finally a waiter, who had been busy with other customers took us to our table.

I noticed later on that the first man, who looked a little like Danny Devito, was telling other waiters what to do so I assumed he was either the owner or the manager. So why did he ignore us in the first place?

I had Spaghettini Al Granchio, which was a little dry. My wife ordered the Fettucine Marco Polo. which she took one bite and left the whole dish untouched because it was too sour, too spicy and too dry. However, our waiter was very nice so we left him the usual 20% because it wasn't his fault.

I'll never go back there and I wouldn't recommend it to anybody.

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Pantry Restaurant, The1812 152nd Street, Surrey
ONE WAITER spoiled the Evening !
By TheDuke of White Rock (32 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

Wife and I and two Guests arrived at 5:00PM to a half full house.
The Only Male Server in the Restaurant was assigned to or table.
He was curtius and made great Gestured that he would tale care of us ROYALLY.
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After he took our orders (Fish n Chips X4 ) he disapeared for a VERY LONG TIME.
He told us the slow service was the fault of the Kitchen.
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I asked for more (endless fries) Fries as soon as possible.
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I finished my dinner before the (over cooked) fries arrived......He again advised it was the Kitchens Fault.
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I was quite embarased at the whole thing.......................... We invited new residents to the area......and this "FLAG SHIP" of THE PANTRY group let us down FULLY.
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I better restate this... ONE TERRIBLE WAITER/SERVER loused up our evening to the point I really don't think I will be returning to The Pantry.

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Falafel King1110 Denman Street, Vancouver
Worst experience ever
By mannyb of Van area (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 29, 2016 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

All the reviews here are old, so I'll give it to them for it because I also used to be a regular. The falafel used to be so good but this time around it was almost inedible. The meat does not taste food and the chicken (or lack thereof) did not make me happy.

My major problem though, is the cleanliness. The table we sat in was completely wet but in a mucky style and we had to hound down a worker to get it cleaned. The same goes with the floor. Completely took my appetite away.

I hope they address this issue asap so that I can erase these bad memories.

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Radicle Juice3088 Main Street, Vancouver
Great juice place
By petemaneats of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 29, 2016 - 4:04pm [Take-out]

Surprised Radicle has not had any reviews until now. This place has literally been my favorite stop for lunch ever since it opened. It is only a few blocks away from where I used to work but I still make the trip down nonetheless. The juices are a bit on the pricier side, but you can feel that it is made completely from natural materials. Not to mention that if you buy their tumbler for $3.00 and keep on bringing it back, you can get 50c off your next purchase. The General is one of my most recent favourites, and the acai bowls are to die for.

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Swad Indian Kitchen1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Surprisingly good lunch
By jsmoore of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:54am [Dine in]

Took a bit of a break from work and came to Swad for a relaxing lunch with a girlfriend. I’ve been meaning to try this place out ever since it opened and so today we took the plunge (or rather yesterday, to be precise).

First impression: the décor was really nice, modern and fancy, even the bathrooms. A breath of fresh air from all the tiny corner delis turned into restaurants for Indian food. The service was not bad, can’t remember our waiters name but we had to wait for a seat when we first came in. He took our order and disappeared for a while, but once the appetizers started rolling things picked up their pace.

For appetizers we had the vegetable pakora. Surprised not to see samosa listen in the menu. We didn’t care too much for the pakora but the rest of the food was good. The entrees came almost instantly, Bengali curry and Labadar (hope I’m getting the name right) which was a chicken dish. The Bengali curry was SO GOOD. It came with a coconut cream which was splendid. The Labadar was a surprise, very rich in spices and tasted even better when mixed with the basmati. Overall, an excellent choice for lunch.

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