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Cupcakes at Guildford10355 152nd Street, Unit 1376 | Guildford Town Centre, Surrey
Dissapointed
By Annabel.collins of Surrey , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:35pm [Take-out]

I have been to other Cupcakes locations and this one simply doesn't measure up. I went on the first day that the store opened up and it was packed! Service was quick but efficient, the older lady briskly served me the cupcake of my choice and immediately moved onto the next customer, a little rude which I attributed to the store being so busy, so I brushed it off, and the young long haired blonde at the till was very bright and smiley which made up for it (although unfortunately I've not ever seen her there since). The cupcake was okay, a tad dry, but quite well presented. This was my first impression.

I've been back 3/4 times since and each time I've been disappointed. The store has been open for nearly a year and yet I still have the same letdowns I experience on my first visit. Either the service has been lacking, with the girl looking bored or having little interest; or the cupcake itself has not been on par, too dry or a little bland. They are always presented quite beautifully however. I am a great lover of the Cupcakes brand, and whenever I am at a another location, I stop in and am quite pleased with the product and the service. But I'm afraid the Guildford location just doesn't meet the standards, so I think I will skip this one from now on.

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
I want it to be better
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (144 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

Reservations were honoured on time. Service was pushy. Felt all night like they were just trying to get us out. But waitress was still nice. Lighting was sketchy and went up and down. Alcohol prices were reasonable.

Saganaki good but expensive at $10. Fried zucchini not that good. No free pop refills even for designated drivers - very poor policy. Spanakopita was ok but very minty. Prawns were very good and juicy. Lots of pita and tzatziki. Calamari was huge portion and chicken good. Got lots of rice and potatoes but both were flavourless. Ek mek was homemade but not to my taste - texture problem. All in all better than taverna greka but just a carb fest

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Seoul Rice Cafe4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Disappointed
By applepie of Burnaby (128 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch and was disappointed. I ordered a beef ramen, and it was basically just instant noodles with some crumpled up, overcooked beef. There weren't even fresh vegetables, just the dried little veggie bits that came with the instant noodles. There wasn't much service either. Cold water and napkins were self served. I asked the server about the spiciness level of the ramen and asked specifically for non-spicy. But it came out spicy. The place was also really, really small and was cash only.

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Cactus Club Cafe7320 Market Crossing, Burnaby
A Little Too Loud & A Tad Salty
By wahine of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

We went for dinner and ordered the following: beef carpaccio, caesar salad, hunter chicken, kobe meatballs & spaghettini and the bengal chicken curry.

Basically, the waitress took the order, served us our water, served the appy, later served up dinner and disappeared for the rest of the time. Eventually, she came back to give us our bill. That was service.

The ambiance was okay but I gave it 2 stars mainly because I found the music louder than normally found in these types of restaurants.

Now for the food:
- the beef carpaccio was sliced so thin, it stuck to the plate. We had to scrape it off with our knife to put it on the bread; otherwise it was rather tasty.
- the caesar salad was missing something; the croutons were good but the salad was missing some kick.
- the curry chicken was good; no complaints.
- the kobe meatballs and spaghettini were good; no complaints.
- the hunter chicken (and this is just my opinion) was too salty due to the dish drowning in the demi-glace. Some patrons might like it but for me, it was too salty. There was so much sauce that it overwhelmed the chicken, potatoes and beans. No lie - at least on my plate the potatoes and beans were soaked with sauce. That being said, I would order the dish again but only if I could have the sauce on the side.

Overall, the Club is okay and the food wasn't bad. I just wish the waitress would top up our water occasionally.

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Flying Wedge Pizza Co.140 Brooksbank Ave, #333, North Vancouver
Still very good gourmet pizzas
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (64 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:53am [Take-out]

Anytime we want to splurge on pizza instead of suffering with the bland, greasy, pedestrian pies from the cheap pizza chains, we order a couple pies from Flying Wedge for pickup. This time we got the "buy one large, get 50% off the second" deal. The Sicilian Express was a 3 pepperoni with mushrooms on a thin flax crust. Very tasty and the 3 types of pepperoni complimented each other nicely. To fool ourselves we were eating some healthy veggies, we also ordered a Tuscan Garden with artichokes, zucchini, tomatoes, olives and feta. It was good but paled against the Sicilian Express flavour-wise. Should have gone with their new Tres Belle. The two pies were $36, skipping the pop part of the deal, which isn't actually much more than some of the other pizza chains. Worth the quality I think.

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Cat & Fiddle Sports Bar & Grill1979 Brown Street, Port Coquitlam
Needs a good cleaning lady
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (144 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:28am [Dine in]

This place has been here forever and I know they are going for the English pub feel. It works but comes complete with the old dirty feeling of and English pub. Sticky tables too- ew. Food is ok. Penne pasta very good . Wing nights are popular with entire families with scores of children line up and wait for a shot at cleaning up on the chicken arms. Happy hour specials are good but it should end at 6 not 5. Too early for many commuters from the burbs. Also they need to put their policies on their menu like no take on the cheap wings. We ordered a few dozen to go and no where did it say the price was for eat in only.. When I complained they looked at me like I was stupid and should have known. I have also caught them advertising special prices on drinks around the pub and then not honouring them on the bill. Check your bill carefully.

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Roo's Pub2962 Christmas Way, Coquitlam
Closing soon.......?
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (144 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 8:57am [Dine in]

We come here sometimes after work. Most places have good happy hour specials. They have no drink specials and only a few menu items are 1/2 price. Fish tacos are ok for 1/2 price with high liner fish in it. Artichoke dip was bland and unappetizing. Wings are really good when they are "on" and ok when not.
Waitresses are ok but a bit pushy. The blond one looks like a " dirty librarian".

The place is rarely busy. We walked in one sunny day after work at like 4:30 and you would expect the place full of the after work crowd. Nope. One couple in their 40s and that's it. There was more staff than customers. The had a sign up that said children were welcome until 9 pm but that came down after a couple of weeks. One waitress said the regulars didn't like kids in there. We'll I still don't see kids or regulars in there. Not a super vibe.

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Hapag Ihaw-Ihaw Restaurant5432 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Tasty take out Lunch Menu
By richmond diner of richmond bc (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 8:01pm [Take-out]

Good take out lunch. This place is consistently a fairly good place to eat. I ordered barbequed chicken and noodles .Was looking for fish on the lunch menu but they had none. On previous occasions, I had come in for dinner. My picks are the kaldereta, bulalo , chicken ihaw and the jackfruit ice cream.
The only downside is parking. If the street parking is not available, you need to find parking in the residential areas around Victoria.

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Seh-Mi Japanese Restaurant20151 Fraser Hwy, #115, Langley
new owners
By mohneek of Langley B C (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Used to eat here a couple times a month and the sushi was ok. Nothing amazing but it satisfied my hunger when I forgot my lunch at work. They recently renovated and new owners/management took over in the last week or so. Ordered take out Monday at 6pm. Dynamite roll, deep fried California roll, yam tempura roll NO sesame seeds and Wild avocado roll NO sesame seeds. I arrive to pick up my food and the lady tells me she put sesame seeds on it all, so I said that isn't what I wanted, she said 'oh well' so I explain I'm intolerant to sesame seeds and would rather not have and she didn't say anything. Fine, I guess I'll scrape then off I exclaim. So I'm paying and didn't tip (obviously) and she scoffs at me. I then asked for extra soya sauce and she just threw 1 packet on the counter and walks into the back. Ummmm okay. So at this point I am pretty upset and already decided I will never return here. Then I get home to enjoy my sushi with my partner and I get one bit into the yam tempura roll and there's a ROCK yes a ROCK in it. I almost broke my tooth! I called to complain but was ignored and hung up on.
I will never return again and will be telling my friends and family to never eat here again. I'm absolutely appalled at the customer service here

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Akash Chaat House & Restaurant12877 80 Ave, #107, Surrey
yuck food
By Jason1111 of surrey bc (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 30, 2015 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

food is really crap here .i think gate way pizza food is so delicious than this fake chaat house..
If you dnt belive me go have try chaat papdi at akash chaat house u will never came back at this place. This chaat house seriously need some registered chief ..lol

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Zipang Provisions3068 Main Street, Vancouver
lunch menu RIP OFF
By SoMaYVR of South Main, Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 11:29am [Dine in]

ordered beef curry on rice; what I got was a few shredded pieces of beef on rice; felt like I paid for sauce on rice; sent it back; got a few more pieces of shredded beef; NOT one large piece of beef; never again will I order or come here; the Singaporean Malaysian restaurant at oak 25 in strip mall is same price and I was full and they give chunks of beef. disappointing even sent it back the dish and got two shredded pieces of beef pathetic I even told host I'm paying ten bucks for sauce on rice not beef on rice

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Jim's Pizzeria20199 56th Avenue, Langley
Great pizza
By Dave84 of Langley bc (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 7:32pm [Take-out]

Tried this pizza for the first time, live close and thought i would try it. Glad i did it is awesome. So much cheese and the crust is so good. Price is higher but you get what you pay for. Use to get the cheaper pizza will never go back to that pizza as long as this place is around.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Absolutely wonderful in every way
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (122 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

Somehow, I had not been to this restaurant for a number of years, despite having very good experience previously. Recently, a friend invited me to dine here again, so I was very much looking forward to it. Despite the high expectations, this restaurant gave me a wonderful experience in every way. Every dish, from appetizers to main courses and desserts for all the dinner participants were outstanding. Service was attentive and just right. The decor seemed much the same as I remembered it but did not look old at all and provided a nice ambiance for the dinner. It was a most enjoyable meal for all, and I will definitely return before long.

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Nut Tree Cafe2110 Old Dollarton Road, North Vancouver
Boring!
By nvandiner of North vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

I have had the displeasure of eating here, the place looks great, nice artwork on the walls, but the lady behind the counter (owner) was lecturing me on what I should be eating and what I need to change in my diet/lifestyle to be 'healthier'. If I had asked her for her opinion I wouldn't complain, but all I wanted was a healthy lunch. She then told me that drinking while eating was 'so bad' for me.(Don't sell drinks then) Again with the unsolicited advice... I was talked into trying the Vegan Nut cheese, and it tasted fine, something in the cheese made my tongue split. Almost like acid burn/peel. (and it took days to heal) Its too bad that the food was just mediocre, I was looking forward to having a healthy place to get my lunch/coffee. And even the next time I went in to get a salad, being a Vegan place you would think their salads would be amazing, but I can get the same salad anywhere else. Tomato, cucumber, a few nuts and dried cranberry. BORING! I will give it one more try, if they aren't living up to their name 'Gourmet Vegan' then I can honestly say I tried. Good luck Nut Tree Cafe. I honestly hope you get your game together.

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Costco Restaurant9151 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
I too love me a big wiener
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (144 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 23, 2015 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

What an i I say? When your weiner is bigger than your buns - that is never a bad thing. As for the ice cream it's ok - they are all ok. Even if a player " specializes" in ice cream none of them make it themselves. They all get big dairies like saputo or a agropur to make it in their factories and pack the mix in 20 l bags. The winner had the best recipe not a Specialization. The fries are stupid size and the pizza cemand edible

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Thai Pudpong1474 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Best Thai on the North Shore
By thill01 of North Vancouver (18 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here a few times over the last couple of years and have found the food to be excellent. The flavours are not as pronounced as at some other Thai places, but I find that they are more balanced. My last meal consisted of Beef Larb, Green Papaya Salad, and the Pannang curry. The portions size was good for the price and quality of the product was excellent. The ingredients were perfectly prepared and the balance between the spices was bang on. I find some places drown their papaya salad in fish sauce, which was not the case here, and the larb had a nice mix of citrus and heat. The Curry was rich and complex and again a good balance of spice and sweetness. I would also add that they do use tamarind in their Pad Thai...unlike a lot of the other Thai restaurants that use Ketchup.
It is a small place and yes the service can be a little spotty, but I have always had friendly and attentive service whenever I have been there...albeit a little slow at times. The décor is basic, but it is comfortable and definitely not stuffy.Not a place for a romantic date or big party, but a great place for a quiet tasty dinner.
Having traveled a fair bit throughout Thailand, I would say that this is the closest I have come in Vancouver to the flavours and quality that I encountered there. There is no such thing a "typical" Thai food. Every region has it's variations, but if there somewhere that comes close, it would here.

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Costco Restaurant9151 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
They got the best Hot Dogs, I'll tell you that
By eating good food of Vancouver (114 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 23, 2015 - 11:57am [Dine in]

So I didn't give the Value and "Incredible" rating, because I did have their Chicken Strips and Fries and thought that was pricey (but good)

But their ice cream in really good.....I'll pay that price over McDonald's and Burger King....and it tastes better. Dairy Queen Ice Cream is better of course, but hey, they specialize in Ice Cream.

Their Hot Dogs.....OH MY GOSH.....$1.50 for a hot dog that size (and so delicious) and finally the wiener is actually bigger than the bun. Don't see that much. Go to 7 - Eleven and pay $3 something for a ok sized hot dog. $1.79 will get you a huge bun and puny hot dog at 7 - Eleven.

Ambiance for *DINING* sucks.....well it's a warehouse.

It's good though; if you do go shopping at Costco, don't leave without getting a hot dog and / or ice cream

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Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant326 Columbia Street, New Westminster
21 years and this is our last time here
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (144 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 7:56am [Dine in]

Wake up TG! You must have spent all your money on renos and now have yo cheap out on the food. We have been loyal customers for 21 years and will not be back. My Greek taverna in Coquitlam is significantly cheaper and better.

First you used to have to wait on a friday or sat night if you had no resos. Not now- about 1/4 full at its peak on a sat night. Waitress was not great and a forgot parts of our food orders and had to be asked again. Then when we said we did not want dessert and ordered special coffees she brought some, forgetting one and the bill at the same time. Maybe we wanted more coffees after but she just wanted to go home. Just bad. The belly dancer was not very good and was bugging all the men repeatedly to dance with her even when they said no. Just because you want Greek food doesn't mean it's ok. To be harassed during your dinner. She couldn't even really dance.

The location and view is one star of this place and still is. The other was the food and now is not. It is over priced, under portioned and bland. The fettucini was huge but just noodles with what tasted like store bought sauce. Some some cheesy appy with veggies was over $10. About a 1/4 cup and came with one pita. The ribs were ok. The spanikopita was ok but slimy and the prawns in the souvlaki were not jumbo juice prawns which they should be for over $21 but small overlooked, almost burnt farmed Thailand prawns that you buy in bags at the grocery store. Terrible. All the dinners used to come with large super lemony potato quarters and enough rice to feed 3. A large Greek salad accompanied it. We got 3 mini roast potatoes two tablespoons of bland rice one pita and some tasteless tzatziki. The grek salad was served in a mini dessert cup. Oh and it cost and extra $1.95 to sub Caesar salad. The view is no longer worth it.

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Tobys Pub and Grill2733 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
don't get the steak sandwich
By pete1913 of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

the steak sandwich was not good. very tough and dry cut of meat.it was on top of something which looked like a hotdog bun. maybe try one of the appetizers instead. the server was nice though. only went here once so maybe the next time will be better? The atmosphere was ok.

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Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Just Baaaaad
By diner40 of Vancouver (90 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

I have been seriously watching my food/beverage intake the past couple of months so thought I would treat myself to a couple of beer and something to eat at Steamworks last night. I got immediate service by the friendly bartender and after a little lingering over a beer or two I decided I would order something.

I remember an absolutely incredible lamb burger I had at another location awhile back. Fresh, juicy, an incredible garlic/feta sauce so as I looked over the menu at Steamworks the lamb burger jumped out at me.
Surely Steamworks could come up with something just as memorable. Not a chance.

The burger arrived after about twenty minutes or so. The first thing I noticed was the oversized pretzel bun.
It was huge. The meat inside, not so much. The lamb patty was neither plump nor juicy. If McDonalds made a lamb burger it would taste sort of like Steamworks. The patty was very dry with little taste. What a disappointment. There was no love in the making of this burger. I guarantee it was a frozen patty at one time.

Three beer and the lamb burger, $50.00 including tip.

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