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Giggle Dam Dinner Theatre, The2616 Shaughnessy, Port Coquitlam
What a horrible waste of an evening
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (112 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

This place was just horrible. The food was not even worth reviewing on a restaurant review site. We went out to eat after. Enough said. We hoped there might be some good entertainment in Poco but were sadly disappointed.

Went a couple of weeks ago with a group. None of us had been there before but we read quite a few reviews on various sites before we booked. Honestly I've written a lot of reivews on here so, I'm not a on-off crack pot. I'm positive that most of the good reviews of this place are from the owner's friends and family or people who really don't get out much.

The drinks are sooo bad and soooo expensive as is the show. The show is ok - sort of what you'd expect to find in an off-colour high school production. It it no more prefessional than high school really. And most of the jokes are old and not really funny. The other are low class tacky jokes. Some of it is down right disgusting.

I have been to lots of dinner theatres in Vegas, LA and other cities and this is like a garage production. Although some of the people can sing pretty good, they're going nowhere from this place.

Save your money and go downtown.

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Worth the wait
By pafye of des moines, iowa (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

I wanted to try another Indian restaurant in Vancouver before heading back as there is not that much variety from where I am from. I had tried Vij's the other day, which was good, but wanted something less fussy and less pricey this time.

I looked up many Indian restaurants and decided to give this one a try. At first, I was a bit apprehensive because of the wait for the table - half an hour or more we were told. I'm glad we decided to stick around though. The ambience is really inviting, and intimate, which was just what we were looking for.

Really hungry, we skipped the appetizers and went straight for the main courses. I had both the chicken methi and eggplant bhartha, just because I was starving. The chicken was cooked really well - it was tender and soft, just perfect.

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Khunnai Chang Thai Cuisine835 Denman St., Vancouver
My weekly Thai Fix
By urban_diner of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

I have been coming to this little restaurant pretty much since the day it opened, and the Quality of the food has never wavered in its flavors and freshness.The food is always served hot and quick, even when the place is packed.... and amazing feat in any restaurant.
The owner is the also the chef, a charming and friendly Thai lady, who always comes out to say hello and ask about the food, which invariably is scrumptious ! Her serving people are also all Thai which I love, as it just adds to the experience in my view. I have watched her interact with many obvious regular customers, so I know it is popular in the neighbourhood.
I have had everything on the menu many times, and there are no bad choices.... I do however love the Thai basil with Pork, the Curries ( yes... all of them !) and her Pad Thai is Delicious, and very Authentic, made with tamarind sauce, not ketchup like what so many of the other "Thai" places serve. I have seen some reviews say its pricey, But for the Freshness and quality of the food , and the portions are generous, it is GREAT valus for your dollar.
Do I recommend this place ??? Yes. This is Hands down the Best Thai food I have had outside Thailand, and better than a lot of places I ate at there !

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Rickshaw Chinese Food10522 King George Hwy, Surrey
Not the nicest area but the dimsum was decent.
By Huge of Surrey (131 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

Went here with the family for some dimsum on the weekend. The prices are a little higher than other dimsum places in the Lower Mainland but for Surrey it was the norm. Average dimsum dish was $3.65. At least the dishes were big compare to other dimsum places in Surrey. Actually so far they have the better dimsum than local dimsum places (which are less than a handful) Had the usual dimsume fare like shrimp dumpling, pork dumpling, sticky rice, steamed shrimp rolls with sweet soy sauce, spring rolls etc. The food came out hot and fresh. The serivce was decent and attentive. The area on the other hand was less than desireable. I looked out the window and saw fire and ambulance helping a homeless person outside the building next door. Overall I would venture back when I crave a dimsum fix. I can not comment on the other dishes.

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Thai By Thai Restaurant9164 120th Street, #102, Surrey
Good food but watch out for the slippery floors
By Huge of Surrey (131 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

Went here after a workout with the better half. We ordered the the lunch specials. I ordered the ginger beef with rice and better half ordered the pad thai. The pad thai tasted too tangy for my liking but was still tasty. The ginger beef was very good. The presentation was decent and the quantity was the norm. The restaurant is small and the parking out front can be a challenge. I believe their is more parking in the back. One thing I have to note is to watch where you are walking as the tile floors can be very slippy. There is a carpet runner across the floor but if you steer off it , you more than likely fall. Be warned if you use the washroom as there is no carpet and the floor is very slippery. Pleasant experience and will try again in the near future.

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
Good food but not neccessarily in value
By Huge of Surrey (131 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

Went here with the family the other day for a dinner. The restaurant was just over half full and the music was loud techno modern top 40. A bit too loud as it is hard to converse at times. Ordered the Tawainese deep fried pork chops, 3 sauce chicken, beef brisket with vegetables and the sitr fried lamb with garlic, onions and ginger. The food tasted good but the portion size could have been bigger and the cut of meat could have been better in the 3 sauce chicken. The pieces they used would be the part of chicken that I would usually discard. The beef brisket with vegetables only had 6 piesces of bite size beef. Tasted very good but need more meat. The sides dishes that comes with these meals was cut up cerlery in a dressing and corn nibbits with pieces of ham. The side dishes tasted ok but I would not specially order them if they did not come free witht the meal. All the dishes came with steam white rice. If I had not tried other type of Tawaines bubble tea restaurant I would come back, but there are other that warrant my business more.

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
enjoyed our first visit. Good food. Vij lives up to his reputation
By suzeque of North Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

Went there a month ago, food was amazing. Service was good. Ambience nice but felt a bit cramped. I would go again except I wouldn't want to wait in line as others have told me I would have to. The day we went no lines so it was perfect.

Waitress wasn't very friendly but was okay with service. It's worth a visit to try Vij's food and not pay the big bucks at his bigger restaurant next door.

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Vaades149 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Love this place. Best Indian food in town
By suzeque of North Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant twice so far and I love their food. Prices are bit high but worth it in the end.
Loved the tandoori chicken and barbequed prawns.. They give you a little cup of garbanzos and oh
my they are excellent, I could have had them for a meal with the multigrain roti's.

We also ordered the crunchy okra...to die for and their salad with fruit was outstanding.
My only complaint was that the butter chicken was a bit overcooked so the chunks were a bit dry
but the sauce was fabulous. Looking forward to trying other items on their menu like the lamb dishes.

We loved this place and the service was great the first time and okay the second time but nothing really to complain about. We will continue to go here from now on. You really can' t go wrong with most of the menu.
Happy eating.

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Yummy Wonton House8677 120th Street, Delta
Decent for a chinese restaurant in Delta
By Huge of Surrey (131 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

Wernt here with a friend for some dimsum lunch. Ordered several dishes and was told that the dimsum was made fresh every day. The dimsum was decent but some of the dishes was exceptionally expensive considering what you get while others were void of taste. Some other ones was delicious but seem small for what you are paying. If I was hard up and did not want to travel outside of Surrey/Delta, then I might consider coming back. But I did not see the value for the dimsum. They also had some lunch specials where you get chinese spare ribs in black bean sauce with rice and a drink that was good value. Overall impression, will wait awhile before I return.

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White Spot1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Terrible location....will never go there again.
By suzeque of North Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

1) they had the soccer game on so loud I got a headache. Mentioned to the waitress and she laughed it off.
2) fried chicken was bland and downright garbage. fries were mediocre, not even browned.
3) Service what service? She came by once quickly then disappeared. Took forever to get our
check and pay our bill. Felt like walking out without paying.
4) prices were higher than the North Vancouver location, that I don't understand. Isn't this a chain?

Was so hungry that I hate this horrible food but if I hadn't been I would have sent it all back.

Will never go there again. North Vancouver locations are 1000x's better than this one.

Save your loot and go elsewhere when in the west end.

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Blue Chip Cookies6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
Really good cookies
By kudagawa of Vancouver, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Blue Chip Cookies probably has the best cookies in all of UBC and the area around it. There are many options to choose from, and even the vegan options are good. It’s a great place to enjoy a snack during a busy day (its in the SUB at UBC btw).

The staff is quick and at times, friendly. The only problem is that it is always filled with students and there is a long line waiting to order, especially during the late and early parts of the day when people are going to class.

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Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar2525 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Awesome urban bites!
By TaaPaas of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

I have come here on numerous occasions and its been fantastic all times! There lettuce wraps are tasty and make for a nice light meal. The quinoa salad is really refreshing. The cheddar ale soup is perfect comfort food. I had the "dirt pie" dessert too which is a coffee-chocolate lovers dreams. A mocha ice cream with chocolate sauce and buried in oreo crumbs-mmmmmm mmm mmm. They have a smaller portion of it as well. A few of my coworkers are vegetarians so they love it that theres quite a few veggie options compared to other restaurants of the type. A must try place!

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White Spot1126 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Terrible take-out ordering!
By TaaPaas of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 3:53pm [Take-out]

I have done take-out from this location several times now and not once have they gotten the order right! I said no bacon in the burgers and yes they still put it in, when asked for no ice in the drinks- you will surely find ice cubes in it, and even when I got the Tuscan chicken pasta, they forgot to include the garlic panini that comes with it. It is very clear there is poor communication between the people who take the orders and pack them and the chefs who make the food. Will not ever be doing take out from this location again!

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Delicious; lots of options for vegetarians
By joshr of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

As a Vancouverite, it is impossible not to eat Indian food. I chose Handi of all Indian restaurants because it is close to where I stay.

I am not much of an spicy, ethnic food eater so I was a bit taken aback with the menu (in a good way). There were lots of food options for vegetarians - a whole section in the menu dedicated to them in fact. I ordered the samosa, vegetable korma and rice with peas. Interesting take on food I must say, and quite delicious.

The restaurant was quite busy when I went but I still managed to get a good service. I think I will come back.

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Good lunch, skip the appetizers
By pafye of des moines, iowa (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch the other day in my trip to Vancouver. One of my friends wanted to eat spicy Indian food and so we went to the one that was closest to us: Vij's Rangoli.

Its a nice place to get together and eat. It can get a little crowded thought, but that's with every Indian restaurant in general.

Overall, the food was good. I had the lamb curry and the mango lassi. The lamb was cooked well, and the lassi needed some improvement. It didn't taste like a lassi but more like a smoothie. I didn't like the pakoras that were served - they seemed to be a bit overcooked.

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Ho Yuen Kee6236 Fraser, Vancouver
Poor Service: Unfriendly male waiters and poor order taking
By foxyb of Vancouver (Dunbar) (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:24am [Dine in]

One of their tall male waiters was very unfriendly-no smile, no eye contact, and does not wait until we finish ordering and walks off; we had to call him back to make sure he got our order right. Unexpectedly, the food that arrived wasn't what we ordered! We had to send it back and as a result had to wait for a very long time for our food to come.

On another occasion, our noodle dish came lukewarm. We had to send it back to be microwaved. The waitress took it and brought it into the kitchen. We waited for about 15 minutes and eventually found out she had forgotten about it. Lukewarm noodle dishes and sent back food happened a few occasions.

Were it not for my grandmother who tolerated the unfriendly and impatient service but still found the food okay, I would never go back.

I would NOT recommend this restaurant based on the poor service.

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Variety of food, slow service
By pafye of des moines, iowa (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:28am [Dine in]

Nice place, although service was slow. We had to wait a long time to get seated, but when we did, our server greeted us smiling and was polite and warm. Wish I had known how packed the place would be before going. Our food also took quite a bit of time to arrive.

Food was good, it all tasted well. My friends and I tried lots of things, in total we ate: nachos, ceviche, guacamole, grilled cheese and chicken sandwich, spinach pakoras, spinach salad, tomato soup, quinoa, and a salmon sandwich. I would especially recommend the quinoa and sandwiches. Warning: it was not cheap!

What I liked about this place, Burgoo, was that it provides you with all kinds of varieties of food, be it Latin American, North American, or Asian. You will find something you like on its menu. I was surprised by some of the contents myself.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Everything is just so so and don't understand where the hype comes from?
By FishHead of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 9:20am [Dine in]

Tuesday night around 10pm shouldn't be that busy and it was less than half full. Just myself after work and all the waitresses looked tired and unenthusiastic. Took forever to get the menu and a cup of tea simply because I was seated at the far end from the kitchen and near the cashier. I am in restaurant business for over 30 years now and this simple and common beef dish should not be hard to master in a traditional Chinese restaurant. Base on the principles of appearance, aroma and taste I would give it a mediocre. It was luke warm inside and out, the cook was not skillful enough to maintain the heat (wok air in Chinese translation) of the noodle or the dish was sitting on the counter for several minutes before the waitress bothered to take it to my table. There was lot of gravy left over in the plate, an indication of the cook hasn't really mastered the art of portion control (corn starch for thickening the gravy) or simply care less. Nobody care to check back or to re-fill tea and one piece of paper napkin is so bad taste really. $9.50 + tax=$10 exact and sorry no tips since nobody bother to give me the bill. Waiting for my bus outside and 10 minutes passed by I could see the plate was not cleared. Been to this joint many years ago for dim sum and what not but it was going downhill. Sorry won't be returning. You actually get much better service and food at Hon's on Robson at least the cook would ring the bell if the dishes are not being taken to customers in a minute!

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Good Indian food
By kudagawa of Vancouver, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:40pm [Dine in]

Handi is a complete package of an Indian restaurant in the sense that it offers good food AND good service. The prices were a little high for me but then I am not much of a restaurant person.

I ordered the eggplant and the chickpeas with rice (I don't remember their real names). They were quite delicious. What was good was that the chickpeas were spicy enough to satisfy my tastebuds. As for the service, I have no complaints. The people who work there are really nice; they kept on refilling our glasses throughout our dinner.

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Templeton, The1087 Granville Street, Vancouver
Cool '50s restaurant
By joshr of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

I’m not going to lie, the reason why I chose to eat at The Templeton was because of its cool old school theme. Once you step in you feel like you are in the 1950’s (except for the people inside wearing modern clothing and talking on their iPhones)! It almost looked like you were in a movie set. I took several photos.

I ordered fries, quesadilla, soda, and a banana split, all for a good price, and enjoyed every bit of it! I noticed that they have a large variety of burgers, and many vegetarian options. The only downside is that The Templeton is always packed, which takes away from the whole dining experience. I wish the space was bigger.

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