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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Edible Canada at the Market1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Over priced-slow service
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (31 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

I started with gazpacho it was very good, my companion had the marinated vegetables which she said were "blah". The halibut was good, my companions salmon was very good. The service was really slow, with along wait between the courses. I felt the prices were quite high compared to other comparable restaurants.

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Cafe de l'Orangerie1320 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver
Sweet visit
By eileenf of Olympia, Washington (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:28am [Dine in]

Absolutely loved the creamy tomato spaghetti, it is such a charming, appetizing dish. The homemade croquettes were also wonderful. After having such a delightful meal, the fondan chocolate was simply the great 'cherry on top!' Don’t mind the wait (I had to wait nearly 20 minutes), because it is worth it, sweet and good. As for the service, it was pretty good too. The staff was cheerful and friendly. This is a very interesting restaurant/cafe because it is a fusion of Japanese with Western food. The locale is small but comfy, and finding a space to park space can be a bit difficult. I will surely go eat at Cafe de l'Orangerie when I'm in Vancouver.

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Fresh Restaurant8181 Cambie Rd, Richmond
empty restaurant with bland food
By smartfoodlover of Richmond , BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

we went for the prime rib special dinner on a Friday night at 6:30pm, the restaurant was almost empty during the whole time when we're there. Two of us chose the prime rib & one ordered the salmon. The prime rib was ok in texture but quite tasteless, the Yorkshire pudding & veggie that came with it were pretty bland-tasting too. The salmon tasted like boiled but it's supposed to be cedar-planked. The presentation of food was boring, the only good things I found in this restaurant was: it's quiet, airy & the food portion was generous.

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Chili House19571 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Great Spot!
By ckester of North Delta, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

I really enjoyed everything about Chili House. The staff was super friendly, but best of all, the food was great. Everything I tasted was really good and was of great freshness and quality.

The atmosphere is nice and cozy - very comfortable. It's easy to see that the owner and staff really care about your experience there.

Check it out. You won't be disappointed!

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Roc Seafood Restaurant, The5688 Main Street, Vancouver
Food was okay, but they will nickel and dime you to death
By aquadl of Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

Went there for dim sum.

Had the regular dishes such as Har gow, Siu Mai, spring rolls, sticky rice, beef balls and Fried Pork dumpling.

All the dishes came out hot and on time. Taste was okay.

It would have been a good meal, but they will charge you for everything.

We had 2 glasses of water for the kids as they do not drink the tea .... 40 cents each.

And the kids still got charge for the tea ... 40 cents each.

They take credit cards, but no where did it say there was a minimum ($25) or else they charge $2 extra.

In the end, they did not give me a cash register receipt, when I paid in cash, until I asked for one, hmmmm?

I know times are tough, but nickel and dime-ing your customer puts a bad taste in their mouths.

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Rockwell's Bar & Grill17530 64th Ave, Surrey
Sunday lunch out
By mangovibes of Cloverdale (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

Came with my friends on a beautiful sunny day & got to enjoy sitting out on the covered patio.
I ordered the Monterey sandwich with fries & it was amazing. They put a generous amount
of fresh sliced turkey on toasted pumpkin seed bread along with other ingredients.
The pricing was acceptable, service was good. I would definitely go back again & recommend it.

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IPOH Asian House2128 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
New Gem
By teemsum of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

DH & I went here today expecting Fung Sing but found IPOH which opened in late April.

I liked that they have different vegetarian dishes from other places: 9 items

DH had the seafood pineapple rice which I tasted.

It had scallops, squid, shrimp, pineapple, raisins in a yellow curry with coconut flavour.

I had the Mee Goreng. It was a bit spicy. I didn't like the egg noodles which were kinda chewy.

DH had the HK style milk tea. He said it was quite good.

I had the Cold Lemon Tea. Cold drinks are an additonal $0.50

It came with 4 slices of lemon. I liked that it was unsweetened.

Usually my lips feel quite dry after the MSG but they were only slightly dry after eating here.

We would come here again.

The girl with the long hair is quite friendly. Thanked us for coming & said 'see you again'.

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Greedy Pig, The307 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Greedy for the world cup, not our customer experience
By annajlm of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

I went here with a group of co-workers for a lunch. We were trying to celebrate a new co-worker's first week in our company. We sat down quickly and ordered our food within 5 minutes of seeing the menu.

The waiter came about 40 minutes into our wait time to say our food would be right out. At the one hour point, we had to think about leaving because that was the end of our lunch break. We had asked to get our food to go but it wasn't even ready at that point. About 10 minutes later they came rushing with our orders. At that whole time, the restaurant wasn't full. There were two other tables there and one had already eaten and was paying at the same time we had NOT eaten and were paying for our food to go.

I had gone to the Greedy Pig many times before and had a great experience. But we had such a terrible experience that I will not be going back and neither will my co-workers or the rest of the company who has heard our story and our family and friends.

To the chefs, I hope the world cup game was worth your time of watching and neglecting our order. You gave us one hour of a bad experience, you ruined a new recruit's welcoming lunch and you have now lost some frequent customers and their social network.

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Venice Garden Seafood Restuarant2800 East 1, #262, Vancouver
Fast and furious - and RUDE!
By Magoo2u of Lower Mainland (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

Many a Chinese restaurant have been re-hashed at this same location over the years, with Venice Garden being the latest reincarnation. As with its predecessors, food quality and value have always been pretty decent. However, on my last couple of visits within the last few months, service seems to have worsened. It hasn't been the speed of service - they are usually pretty fast and everything is made to order. It is the RUDENESS of the staff which really stands out. On both occasions, we were seated rather promptly, each time at a table which was just cleaned and/or needed place settings.

After we were seated, one of the servers would just come by and hastily SLAM DOWN place settings on the table before rushing off to their next table or order. When the food arrived (usually quite quickly), it wasn't slammed down like the place settings but they didn't waste much time, either. When we asked for the bill, there was no response, just a nod and the bill being slapped on our table a minute later. Guess they live by the "get 'em in, get 'em out" rule.

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Hiro Sushi2540 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
Not the same as before
By Magoo2u of Lower Mainland (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

I think this restaurant underwent a change in ownership in recent times. It used to be owned and operated by a couple of Japanese folks who provided friendly service and very decent food. Now it seems like it was sold to a Chinese family who just want to pass time. I stopped in a couple of weeks ago and had one of their lunch specials (a sushi combo, I believe). Sushi was ok, usual quality when made by non-Japanese (e.g. Chinese or Korean, like many sushi places in town these days). The server's attitude really soured when she realized that all I was ordering was the special and nothing else. When I went to pay the bill, she seemed so insulted and upset, she didn't even make eye contact.

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Terrible Policy of Seating Customers
By DoyleScott of Ladner , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 2:59am [Dine in]

I've been here about a dozen times but no more until they change their policy of seating customers.
We arrived around suppertime to a full house but had to keep wandering around the restaurant several times to try & find a table. We finally got tired of hovering around the tables & went back to the entrance to wait. In the meantime about a half dozen customers did the same thing & then left (lost business) but unfortunately,
two couples who arrived long after us managed to snag a place because we weren't in the right place at the right time (hovering near the wrong tables?). The servers seemed to notice what was going on but the guy at the front entrance didn't care at all. Sad that we won't be coming back because we like the atmosphere.

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Thai Cafe4160 Hastings St, Burnaby
Mediocre At Best
By VancouverGirl77 of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 7:28pm [Take-out]

The Thai Cafe was recently named "Best Thai In Burnaby" by the Burnaby Now so we decided to check it out for the first time. Major disappointment :( I am not a Thai food aficionado by any means, but I have traveled to Thailand and tasted the food. Considering most newbies to this cuisine would immediately go for the Pad Thai you would think this would be a signature dish and a safe bet. The noodles (although dry) tasted incredibly oily (soaked in/coated) to the point where I couldn't finish my meal and it gave me a sore stomach. We ordered the prawn Pad Thai and the dish came with 4 measly prawns. Considering you pay more for the prawns you would expect are least 6.
The yellow chicken curry was quite thin and average and certainly didn't leave you wanting more. The spring rolls also again tasted like they were soaked in oil. I had had high hopes for fresh tasting food with hints of lime that wouldn't be heavy on the stomach, but it didn't suffice.

Needless to say, after only one try we probably won't be back. From other reviews it seems that the quality of the food has gone down as of late. I am sorry to have missed it.

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Jimmy Flynn's Celtic Snug15065 Marine Dr, White Rock
Worst lunch ever!
By freshfoodfreak of Surrey, BC, Canada (17 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

Today my husband, my sister and I went to Jimmy Flynn's Celtic Snug in White Rock because our favourite "go to" place - Slainte by the Pier - is now closed. We had been looking forward to going for lunch and sitting outside on the patio. I checked on the website, saw that they open at 11 a.m. so we arrange to meet there at 11:15 a.m. When we arrived, they were closed. They didn't open until shortly after 11:20 a.m. We immediately noticed that we would not be able to sit on the patio because there was no table that would accommodate three people so we went inside. Once inside, we noticed that there were no tables except bar tables by the windows. Both my sister and I are short and cannot sit on bar stools so we had no choice but to sit at a dark table. The server was unfamiliar with types of beer and didn't seem to know what beers were available. My husband ordered a Smithwicks. He said it tasted like a cross between root beer and some beer that he couldn't identify. He has ordered this beer numerous times in other places and knew that what he got at Flynn's had something wrong with it. The three of us ordered - baked penne, one piece cod fish and chips and one piece halibut fish and chips. My sister and I agree that the fish and chips were the worst we have ever had. Both of us believe we could get a better piece of fish out of a Captain Highliner box. The pieces of fish were small for the price and both the cod and the halibut were touch, stringy and inedible. The fries were soft and smelled of stale oil. The halibut was so stale that I had to spit it out. I don't know how long that fish had been frozen but I am certain it was a long time. My sister barely touched her food. When the server came to take her virtually untouched plate away, she simply grabbed it and left without even commenting that it had barely been touched. My husband said the baked penne was "not that bad". We will NEVER go back to this place. Simply put, it is awful. We ended up wishing we had gone to the new asian place - Beijing.

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India Abroad530 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Not quite it
By Liesl of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:52am [Take-out]

In my continuing search to find the best curry take out place in Downtown Vancouver, I decided to try this place as the reviews were quite good. I ordered the Beef Vindalow with naan. The only good thing I can say is that the curry has a nice spicy kick to it. The beef was ground beef and the curry was quite watery. The a naan was chewy and had a chemical taste to it, maybe too much bicarb. I don't see what the hype about this place is. Not worth the $10 it cost me.

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Scott Hill Pizza7330 137th Street, #1110, Surrey
Don't waste your time!
By CerebralZombie of Surrey , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2014 - 9:49pm [Delivery]

I ordered Pizza and wings, and I had to repeat the pizza I wanted 3 times. Got the wrong pizza, and we made sure not to order one with certain toppings. After biting into it and spitting it out I called them. I was accused of ordering this pizza, then offered a discount on some pasta. I've got the pizza and even said it doesn't have to be dealt with tonight. Honestly the wings were dry and not "hot". Waste of $40. As an employee in the service industry for 6+ years that this is not how you do business.

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Illuminate1077 56th St., #125, Delta
A lovely bit of indulgence!
By westernwilson of Tsawwassen, BC (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2014 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

Deciding to treat ourselves on a whim we made last minute reservations at Illuminate for a Friday night and had a delightful, special evening! The place was pleasantly packed (good sign) but we had requested a quiet table and had a lovely spot in a little alcove. We ordered widely off the menu (three of us) and from the very tempting specials, so got a good overview of the cuisine on offer. All dishes were yummy, but the Seafood Provencale, mushroom soup and the heavenly gnocchi get a special mention...over the top delicious! Service was really exceptional, and the dessert menu (yay!) included a lovely dessert wine and house-made biscotti; the perfect end to a perfect meal. Coffee was also excellent. We felt the value was good...the cuisine is superior and the portions were perfect, not to small and not too big. Lovely wine selection. We will be making time to go back more often to this lovely local gem.

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Kobe Japanese Steak House1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Loved the Lounge
By bj1955 of Point Grey (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:32am [Dine in]

I bought a Groupon for the Izakaya Lounge not long ago, we've been to Kobe for teppanyaki before but never the lounge. The appetizers were great, good sized portions and we enjoyed trying something new! Next time we visit Kobe we plan on having appies in the lounge before moving upstairs.

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Talay Thai Restaurant8369 Granville Street, Vancouver
Glad we tried someplace new.
By yummynotsoyummy of Kerrisdale (22 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 7:39pm [Take-out]

From recomendedations from our friends who live in the area we tried Talay for the first time. We ordered # 23 with chicken, #25 with prawns, #43-B with no Chinese sausage and a prawn salad roll. 23 was flavorful and had the most amount of chicken in a like dish at other Thai restaurants. # 25 was delisous. The dish included 6 lg. tiger prawns and plentiful green beans. # 43 was good and a great to soak-up the sauces from the other dishes. The salad roll was the best roll I have ever had. The roll included Thai basil that enhanced the flavours. We will be adding this yummy restaurant to our collection of go to places.

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Pizza Town & Indian Grill2733 Barnet Hwy, #103, Coquitlam
This place is horrible
By Vancouvergirl91 of Port Moody (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 6:21pm [Take-out]

I bought food from here, we spent 50$ and got enough for for 2 plates that weren't even that full. The food was horrible, I've been puking since having it, and I know that it's there food due to there food is all I've had today. Ontop of waiting a hour and a half for our food, we didn't even receive some of the stuff we paid for., when you order mild they give you their spiciest, this is definitely not a place you want to order from ever. Just absolutely horrible. They would only give us credit for when we next eat food there, unfortunately I guess they get to keep that credit as we will never be eating there again. That was a waste of 50$ for food we didn't even get to eat much of cause it was horrible.

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Jim The Greek's Taverna9441 120 Street, Delta
Always good
By kal2k of surrey (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

Dined here again over the weekend. We used our entertainment coupon without any hasstle or questions. Some places you visit at times can give you a bit of a dirty look, not even one question at Jim the Greek.

The food was good as always this is our 3rd time dining here. It was hot came out quick and tasted just like Greek food should! I had roast lamb and my wife had chicken skewer dinner. Both meals nothing to complain about both were hot, clean, and more then enough to fill you up. We always dine here when we are in Surrey and have a craving for Greek food.

We will come back again in the future!

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