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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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Paesano's Restaurant12240 Second Avenue, #250, Richmond
Romantic Easter Weekend Meal for Two
By burnabybabe of N.Delta, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 28, 2016 - 5:39am [Dine in]

The staff the food... everything! ! We decided to eat here on Easter Sunday following a friend's recommendation and I can honestly say it was the best choice we made all weekend! !! The restaurant itself is very cute! And the menu for easter was delicious. Is particularly like to thank the front of house lady. When I made the booking she asked for food allergies which in itself is rare! When I told her I had a gluten allergy I thought nothing of it.

When we started deciding on courses she asked who had the allergy and took my order first to confirm it, it was so refreshing to see someone take it so seriously. Thank you

The atmosphere in the restaurant is lovely and we could have chatted all night. The staff are very nice, we got talking to the hostess and a waitress about holidays we've recently been on and shared good tips.

All in all the food was wonderful the staff were lovely and it was just such a lovely way to finish off Easter Sunday.

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Little Mexico Cantina3131 Chatham St., #150, Richmond
Worst Worst
By money_9 of New West (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:57pm [Dine in]

This place has become a complete disaster of what it was with the previous owners. I was a regular customer of the place before the ownership switched. I still gave it few tries after the switch, but tonight was just intolerable. On a sat night we went around 830and were seated, ordered drinks and appetizers. The drinks and food came before 910 and around 930 we decided we want to order more and the server tells us that the kitchen closed at 9 and we can't order. We were not notified at all about the kitchen's last call or closing time at all. At this point, we were frustrated and asked to speak with the owner and she came after 5 mins and said they were "out of food". I have never been said that in a restaurant ever before. I told her we were not told at all that the kitchen closed at 9, and she just apologized and left. I would never go to this place again. The food quality and taste is definitely different than the old owners but I still decided to give it a few tries before judging the new owners . The owners can't modify their food at all, i asked them to make the quesadillas spicy and well done to which the server replied,"the chef won't make any changes to the recipe and we can bring u the hot sauce on side." They need to go get a lesson in customer service before owning a restaurant. Very frustrating and disappointing, totally ruined our night. Never going back again.

Cleary don't go there and expect to have a late night dinner on the weekends especially.

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Library Square Public House300 West Georgia Street, #101, Vancouver
Really impressive screen, great for watching games
By Annalise of Delta, BC (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

Nice little place, fun dancing if your into that they have a kinda crowded little dance area. Crowd was fun to watch though. Main reason I went was to have some food and watch soccer on the massive screen. At 8pm they didn't have there signature short ribs, supposedly the were frozen still, so had chicken wings three different flavours they were not very good, the chicken just didn't taste very good, it had a weird flavour to it. The major concern about this place is the service it was the worst I have had in a long time, it took 20 minutes to get a drink. my drink was fine, but my friends was served wrong they ordered 2 shots of rum with a lime over ice, they received the two shots plus soda water no ice -so after a 20 minute wait to receive the drink wrong on top was pretty bad then the waitress came back with the same tall glass that she had dumped and poured in the two shots back into the tall glass, seemed kinda weird. service was consistent for the few hours we were there.

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Hy's Encore637 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Second review
By Annalise of Delta, BC (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

Before a hockey game I have caught myself here a few times in the past year. Every time I order the Beef Wellington, OMG its really good. Tastes exactly how I expect....little expensive in my mind but it is a dish that needs time and care in the preparation. Good job Hy's. Service is also worth a note, our waiter's on all occasions were very professional, attentive but not interruptive.

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Hamilton Street Grill1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Good food and service
By cyberspace of vancouver (87 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 25, 2016 - 7:36am [Dine in]

My friends wanted to try this place as they had bought a groupon. The service was good and food was also very good. I had the steak. Dessert was also very good. It's worth the money they charge as most yaletown places have small portions. This place was not bad. Lots of people at the restaurant and our server was very good.

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Robson Mongolian BBQ1234 Robson Street, Vancouver
Absolutely rude customer service!!
By kelbel of abbotsford British Columbia (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

Every time I come in the servicers is beyond rude! Today I got lectured on the size of my dish. I have had this food many times and have never been lectured like I had today. The woman came up and watched me the whole time, Made me very uncomfortable. Then she stood right in front of me lecturing me about my dish size. Her stared at me with a very mean look on her face the whole time. I have ate there several times and this was the worst I have been treated there. I have experienced their rude personalities before. I was shocked to find they didn't water the sauces as bad as they usual do. I have been there when they watered them down with a pitcher before, which gave the sauces no flavor. Plus the rice is not fresh. I highly not recommend them due to their rude personalities. Plus you shouldn't get lectured for the price you pay. Pus I have a 2 year old and got charged $3 for the 5 noodles she ate. Their is another BBQ not to far from them and I will go there for now on. At least they give you fried wontons and extras with your meal. Again, do yourself a favor and never eat at Robson. Do if you want to be treated with disrespect. It has never been a pleasant visit every time I have gone. They hirer the rudest of rude. Why support a restaurant financially with people like them. I don't appreciate the lecture and the attitude!!!!!

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Peaceful Restaurant43 East 5th Ave, Vancouver
This place should be doing a lot better
By analise of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

Inconsistently good food, consistently bad service. I saw this place on Diners and Drive-ins, I really wanted to love this place, and at first I did. Problem is, after four times going to this place, the tea is usually served luke warm at best, the food is sometimes served at a temperature that seems to say- I have been sitting in the back on a shelf for 5 or more minutes, the restaurant is filthy, the décor is horrible, and my goodness the waitresses are so inattentive. The noodles are really good as is the gyoza, but they really need to clean this place up and hire some people who actually want to service not a bunch of people who stand around clueless. The service is a huge problem here, the food is great. I rated it solid but it would be outstanding if I actually received it hot!

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Michael's Artisan Bakery & Cafe15578 24 Avenue, Surrey
Why did i bother?
By silntbobb of Surrey , B.C. (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

I went looking for a place for a good cup of coffee and a fresh baked pastry, i found Michaels in south surrey..too bad I didn't look more before trying this place out. First i ordered a cup of medium coffee, came out to me room temperature, and without any cream or sugar on the side, had to ask for it after she dropped it and ran away. Not impressed, so when i went up and asked if i could just have a croissant with a piece of cheese in it or on the side i was told " we dont do that" im like really? you serve sandwiches here and i cant get a plain croissant that you use for said sandwiches?...after what seemed too long to come to the idea of plain from the server, i get one with ham and cheese inside...again, i said plain with cheese..not ham and cheese..good thing
it wasn't against my religion or im allergic to pork. So they pulled out the ham and gave it back to me.

I find this quite unacceptable in this day and age where most people are very conscious of what they eat, but whatever, ill never go back...but the real kicker is they charged me 9 dollars for a the croissant and cheese..9 flipping dollars, because they can only charge for the sandwiches on the menu...I paid and left, my 9 dollar croissant has tainted my appetite for ever dining at this place again.

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Shiraz Grill20526 Fraser Hwy, Langley
How have I not been here before?
By Bite2bite of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 7:33am [Dine in]

Stop reading reviews and eat here! Seriously, its excellent. I recently discovered this gem, and I must say I was very impressed. Langley is over run with franchised dining spots like cactus club and milestones - all good, but all the same. Shiraz offered something equally great, but also fresh and unique. I love the menu, and the fact that there are no line cooks: just chefs who make everything in-house. I was there with a party of nearly 20, and the service was exceptional, friendly and surprisingly fast, a wonderful place, and I will absolutely be back when ever i'm in town.

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Ramen Danbo1833 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Looks good but that's about it.
By lifeoffood07 of Surrey (32 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 21, 2016 - 3:40am [Dine in]

A friend came here and posted it on FB so we decided to drop by this new place. As my wife and I both love ramen, we have gone to most of the popular ramen places in Vancouver and Richmond. Danbo is a small ramen shop on W 4th. A neat and cozy place with the ramen looking good and priced about average at about $9.50. You can customize the soup, noodles, toppings. This is Fukuoka style so the noodles are really thin. Unfortunately, the soup lacked the richness in flavour. The basic taste was there but it seemed really watered down and didn't have much umami to it. The amount of noodles also seemed small so you end up ordering the kaidama or an extra serving of noodles for an extra $2. That brings the price of the ramen to $11.50. I ordered the B set which comes with 3pc Gyoza and a bowl of rice for another $3.50. The gyoza was again cooked really well with a nice crisp bottom and juicy top but didn't taste very good. My wife had the Shio Tonkotsu $9.95. The soup was a little better but not much so. In the end, it looks good in appearance but for $15 for a ramen lunch, there are many better places in the city.

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Rusty's Neighbourhood Pub17700 Hwy. 10, #101, Surrey
Cant get enough of this place
By silntbobb of Surrey , B.C. (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

I go to Rustys pub about 3 to 4 times a month, every single time im there i am very happy with my experience. I love the food that they make, not the usual pub grub ( which i like) it is above and beyond some of the best food ive eaten in any restaurant in the fraser valley. I enjoy the different kinds of food they have on the menu, from a big burger to usual appies to things ive never seen before.
Rattlesnake bites ( jalepeno chicken bites..so tasty) and an Inside out dynamite roll salad. Again i was stuffed and still wanting more. I have brought all my friends to this hidden gem in cloverdale and all have said the same thing, Amazing, and surprised a pub can put out this kind of food. Keep it up guys, you will always have a customer in me.

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