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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Definitely Not the Best, But Not Bad Either
By radsah34 of North Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

I'm not going to lie, I have to admit this was not my first choice... Vij's was. But the +1 wait time put us off so while driving off we decided to take our date to Akbars. I have found the food to be pretty good nothing "WOW" or exceptional though. But a safe choice I guess.

And bam, when we arrived we had to wait around here as well. It was late and we were w/o a reservation, so what choice did we have?

We had the rogan rosh, vegetable korma, butter chicken, rice and naan. The lamb was okay, a little unseasoned in my opinion, but the vegetable korma was delicious and kind of made up for the lack of taste of the other. My boyfriend did find the butter chicken good. For about $13 for a main, prices are not bad. Service was alright, the server was attentive but not too the point of being annoying or clingy.

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby
great pizza in North Burnaby
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 27, 2014 - 2:49pm [Take-out]

I've dined here a couple of times in the past year. What I remember most is how loud it gets inside with the high ceiling and music cranked. My first choice for Italian food in N.Bby was down one block but is now closed, so I thought I'd try Cotto again for take out. Kept it simple with a couple of pies and a salad. The pizzas are small but it's the quality that makes them shine....thin crust and not overloaded with toppings. If you want to get stuffed or feed the kid's soccer team, go to Pizza Hut. One small suggestion to the staff....if someone has ordered salad with their takeout, please don't pack it with the hot food - warm salad is sad.

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Localo Living Home/Garden Boutique & Espresso Bar613 Front Street, New Westminster
Lovely coffee shop
By Lateott of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 27, 2014 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

This little place has great atmosphere, food, and staff. Will definitely be going back Went here the first time and had the coconut cream pie. They've also got amazing donuts. Tried what I think was a chai tea cream donut the next time. Very nice.

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Little Ma and Pa kind of Place....
By maggiemia of East Vancouver, BC (24 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 11:15pm [Take-out]

I have been here three times now...twice for dine in and once for take out.....on my way home to Vancouver...I thought...since I am out in Coquitlam...grab some Gnocchi and go home....I wasn't feeling that great...and I was craving Pasta and Rosa's..since it's been a while.....I forgot how small the place is.....the owner really needs to open up a bigger place....

I felt uncomfortable picking up my order....I ordered two gnocchi's, One ravioli and a caeasr salad...wow, almost $72......I couldn't believe the price....I did look under the web site for the menu and there was no prices on it....or at least I did not see any prices at all...maybe my imagination....

Too expensive.
When I was paying...I noticed it's too dark in the area...for ice and paying.....I like to see if there is any hair when working....they need more lights.....I think I will call the health dept.!!!
The girl that served me was nice but I didn't know if she did lick her finger to grab the plastic bag to open....that is a no no in my books....that goes for even cashiers everywhere.....either Rosa (Anna?) should hire more people on a Fri and Sat. nights.

When I got home finally....I was saying to my dad....that there was not much sauce on both the pastas...and we are both Italian.....

The caesar salad was not special at all.....and you don't get much either....again the price was too much for everything......

If the owner does not care to make the place bigger or brighter....more staffed.....then close down.....
Finally words......do try this place once....then you will see how small everyone is talking about....
Food is good....but take out is small quantity....for the prices...??

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Gold Train Express Vietnamese Cuisine4530 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Great Value
By kylewelsofrd of Vancouver BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

Great food for little money. Service is pretty good. If you want a cheep place to eat this is really a good spot! I loved the spring roles and the soups. The restaurant is quite run down, but it adds to the ambiance. There all also TV's that show sports. Overall, love this restaurant.

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Electra Pizza22541 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Worst restaurant in town
By Iona65 of maple ridge BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 7:50pm [Delivery]

delivery is ALWAYS AT LEAST AN HOUR TO TWO HOURS.
Got one credit and was told by owner Jesse that we are no longer
Customers and he will no longer serve us. Good customer service
Right lmao. No loss the food is crap anyway. They don't know how
To treat their customers at all. THEY WONT BE AROUND FOR LONG
WITH THIS ATTITUDE!!!!!

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Assini Greek Restaurant Pizza & Pasta15551 Fraser Hwy, #109, Surrey
This is always our go-to restaurant!
By Joe Donna of Surrey B.C,langlly (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

The dine-in and take out food is exceptional here! We have always had fantastic service too! Vic has always greeted us and taken care of us like we are friends joining him for dinner. His staff is always on top of every step of our meal. This cozy restaurant has a very comfortable decor and is very affordable.
The steak, souvlaki, calamari and pizza are some of our favorite dishes. We have never been disappointed with our meal. Great presentation and portions too.
We love this restaurant so much that we are planning on having a Christmas party here with friends this year!
Bring your family and friends! You will not be disappointed!

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
I Am a Fan ... Converted.
By Gambolling_Gourmet of New Westminster (17 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 2:01pm [Dine in]

I first tried The Boathouse back in 2008, and was rather disappointed after 3 visits.

The first time I went I had a three different types of fish assortment dish, one of which was a small chunk of halibut that was terribly undercooked. It was like a cross between sushi and something seared ... but not seared enough at all; it was cold and mushy. Not nice. I was told "The cook likes to do it that way." Halibut does not work well as warm semi-sushi, in my opinion.

The second visit was OK. I don't remember what I ordered, but I do remember that the service was dreadful; very slow and inattentive.

The third visit I had a sort of paella thingy, which was dry, small, overpriced, and not very tasty, and a cup of chowder which was also rather blah and bland. Service was only just passable.

Anyway, I decided to give it another try in July of this year (2014), and I had the grilled swordfish, and heritage tomato salad. It was excellent; really very good.

I have been back 5 times since then, and each time the food and the service have been first rate. Perhaps they made a major change in management or management operations, I don't know, but I have become a converted fan. And my server has been super: attentive, helpful, friendly. She does what I think all good servers should, which is to enhance the dining experience.

On the negative side, I think most dishes, and certainly the wines, are overpriced. The mark up on the wine seems to hover around the 100% area, which I think is far too high. The twenty ounce beer with a take-home glass is rather nice, although the brew options are very, very limited.

Anyway, as I say, overall I think it's a good dining experience, and I am a Fan. Now.

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Horrible food
By Maria regala of Metro town (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

We had a lunch today with my kids 10/25/2014 11:30am. The food is horrible, chicken/beef teriyaki is so cold, chicken karagee is not cook properly, smelt fish is so cold and mostly everything! When we get home we got sick (stomach ache).. Is just really horrible.. I don't really want to recommend this restaurant to anyone for what happen! We won't coming back and i will tell the world how horrible is their food.. I think they keep the leftover food and used it the next day! Thats bad.. Shame on you whoever working in the kitchen you know your food is old or uncooked you still serving it!

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Gyoza Bar + Ramen622 West Pender Street, Vancouver
A different take on Gyoza
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

Went here last week with 4 friends. The building is old but they did a great job on renovating and making it hip and comfortable. Greeted by a nice young lady and server. Lots of interesting dishes on the menu. We ordered one of the Gyoza dishes which comes in a pan and stuck together. They were tasty and not like the usual gyozas which can be bitter sometimes. Also had the brussel sprouts which were fantastic! I still prefer Gyoza King (Robson) for gyozas but I will come back to Gyoza Bar again to try everything else on the menu.

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Little Billy's Steakhouse6785 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
two Solids and two Medoicres
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

First the "Solid" features....The ambiance is warm, dark wood and cosy. The service was professional and courteous. Free parking.

The Mediocre.... The saganaki appetizer was great. The greek salad and Kalamari was your usual fare. But the Prawn Souvlaki was bland and all the accompanying cooked vegetables were just taking up space.

The volume of the music was too high. It made speaking to others at our table an effort. The other patrons talking added to the volume (which I know you can't do much about).

It's great that there's a place like this in North Burnaby and big eaters would probably like it.

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Pho Newton7488 King George Blvd, #170, Surrey
Should have walked on bye.
By bigblueboy of surrey (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:44am [Dine in]

Came here to try the brisquet noodle soup and see what this place was like. Ordered the beef noodle and a bowl of chicken ball noodle soup. Bad on both counts why they cant flovot the brooths is beyond me tasted like hot water over noodles and meat and vegtables thrown I in. Could have made way better at home as for the lack of service the waitress was treating us like the plague, and was less then helpful. Bad time had here and will never go back too bad so very sad.

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Tim Hortons12467 88th Avenue, Surrey
Great coffee and great service
By jillandjack of surrey bc (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:39am [Dine in]

I found my new favorite coffee shop. The inside seating area is small, but it just makes it feel like home. Cosy, and comfortable. Best coffee in Surrey, best service. I never had grumpy service, they all smile and are quick to serve my friends and I. I have been here many times with both friends and family and at different times throughout the week. Love it. Don't change a thing.

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Chicken Delight7624 6th St, Burnaby
Very poor food not anything like locations back east.
By bigblueboy of surrey (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:30am [Take-out]

I first had the mis-fortune of running into this location when I lived in New West 5 years ago. First I am from Winnipeg and have enjoyed this brand of chicken,pizza, and ribs for over 20 years. This place is a total rip-off and is NOTHING like its food back in Winnipeg. Chicken had no taste the pizza was dry and very little in toppings, and the ribs where like shoe leather. I have complained here and its head office back in Winnipeg and heard nothing. So sad I will never go back better of to go to KFC.

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Il Uk Jo15188 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Awesome All you can eat!!!
By ckysc83@gmail.com of langley b.c. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

It has been awhile since l was last here and l remember it being a decent place but after reading some of the negative reviews l was a bit saddened to read how it went down. l finally had the chance to check it out myself and was actually quite pleasantly surprised!
The sashimi was fresh the rolls perfect and the other foods like the chicken karaage, Ike karaage, spring rolls Etc was just absolutely awesome!
I'm not sure what some people expect but for an AYCE this place is great.
The interior maybe abit dated but the food is anything but.
The service was great as well, the servers were very kind and attentive.
Will definitely be coming back here very soon.

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Rangoon1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
Great Authentic Burmese Food
By redfoxpc of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 3:09pm [Dine in]

Having just arrive to Vancouver from Burma it is hard to find a Burmese restaurant anywhere in Vancouver. I was amaze that I found one in Kitsilano. My first impression that this restaurant ran by a Vietnamese family their food might not be authentic. For first time tasting as this restaurant I tried the seafood salad and the Mohinga. However to my amazement the salad and soup is great and as authentic as how they would taste like in Burma. They also have a Vietnamese menu, however I haven't try any Vietnamese dishes but I can only assume that it is as good as the Burmese menu.

It is a bit quiet in this restaurant but I didn't come at dinner time so I don't know if it would be busy then. There was only one server on shift, however the level of service was outstanding. I would definitely come back and would refer my friends to come. Thank you Rangoon.

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Big River Brewing Company14200 Entertainment Blvd., #180, Richmond
Slow food preparation
By rnathan of Richmond (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 20, 2014 - 12:06pm [Dine in]

First the beers: I was disappointed that only two of their own beers were on the menu, but found a nice drop of guest IPA. Although the restaurant had become half empty while we waited, the food preparation seemed slow. Perhaps they wanted to sell more beer? When the fajitas and salmon/crab cakes came, they were hot and we enjoyed the food.

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Adelitas5178 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
The best in Vancouver
By sunyflower of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2014 - 8:21pm [Dine in]

I love this places, everything so fresh, homemade, extremely taste. They have a big menu but also they do different dishes for special of the day..I just can say Incredible taste...like in vacations in Mexico.
Try it the tacos so yummy, Enchiladas ask for the one in green sauce with melted cheese and come with fresh guacamole, beans and rices....They make my days HAPPY Thanks ADELITAS!!!!

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IPOH Asian House2128 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Utter Disappointment
By aeis2000 of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2014 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

This is not what south east asian food taste like.
I had the Char Kway Teow which tasted just like any ordinary stir fried rice noodles which you can get any any HK cafe.
Wife had the KL Noodles which tasted equally bad.

I grew up in singapore and malaysia so i know what it should taste like.
This place is just using all the names of the south east asian favourites and doing it their way.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House1035 Columbia Street, #102, New Westminster
Save your money
By Thisgal of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:10am [Dine in]

This place is not worth your time or money. Was left standing at door for nearly 10 minutes while the server was busy on her phone. After being sat I waitng another 10 minutes for my drink. My coffee was always left empty. Food was below average with cost far above the norm. Not a good place

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