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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Shi Zen Ya985 Hornby Street, Vancouver
I like Japanese food now
By joshr of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

Shizen Ya has really surprised me, it is very healthy (organic with no additives, with gluten-free options) and vegetarian-friendly. So if you are like me and worry about the nutritional value of meals, especially those that are not cooked at home, Shizen Ya is an ideal choice.

I had a quinoa and beans soup, an avocado roll, and spinach curry. It all tasted good, and had a very natural feel to it. Certainly puts the myth that ‘healthy food tastes bad’ to rest!

The venue is quite small (the restaurant probably seats 20 people, tops), but that was not a problem as we were a party of two. Despite its small size, it is nicely decorated and has a comfy feel to it. A word of warning for finding the place: it can be easy to miss, so be careful, you might just walk by it.

I will surely visit Shizen Ya again. It has made me fall in love again with Japanese food.

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Delly6138 Student Union Blvd, Vancouver
Great variety of food close to UBC
By kudagawa of Vancouver, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:15am [Dine in]

The Delly has a little bit of everything, whether it is sandwiches, fruits, chips, or full meals such as curry with rice. There is something for everyone, and for all occasions. It is also cheap, which is perfect for the thousands of students on a budget who stay close by UBC like myself. I buy food from The Delly quite often; the people who work there have always been nice to me and the service has always been quick. My favorite thing to eat from here are the chickpeas with rice, it is VERY delicious.

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Pita Pit, The5717 Dalhousie Rd, Vancouver
Good food, bad service
By kudagawa of Vancouver, BC (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 10:16am [Take-out]

The Pita Pit is good for students in the sense that it not only tastes good, but it is also cheap, served quickly, and practically located on campus.

I mean, one pita bread with its stuffing is also enough to fill you up. It is also a healthier alternative to other fast food restaurants around such as McDonald’s (which is practically next door to it), A&W, and Triple O’s.

My only complaint about the Pita Pit would be about the service. It really needs to improve. When I went, the guy who was attending did not seem too happy to answer my questions. He kept chatting with his friends when he was supposed to be working.

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Panago Pizza5518 12th Avenue, Delta
Wanting Pizza? Hit up Tsawwassen Panago !!!
By Tele21 of Tsawwassen, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2014 - 8:49am [Delivery]

No other pizza shop in Tsawwassen is even near the level that Panago displays. It is actually the only place that their food truly looks as delicious as it does in the menu.

Moreover, whether you would like take-out or delivery, the Panago experience is top notch from all ends. The delivery staff are fantastic and always come exactly when they say or prior to that time. And in the case where they will be late, they phone the customer to let them know. Who else can you say does that !? Thats quality service.

Now for take-out. From the time you walk into the store you feel the energetic vibes that is the Panago kitchen staff. They are happy to answer any questions, and simply just chat - as they love to create connections with the customers!

Introduce yourself to the manager, Bal, he's FANTASTIC!

How could you chose any other pizza shop in Tsawwassen when Panago offers all that one can offer and MORE. So if you don't already, eat at Panago, you won't be disappointed!

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House430 Robson Street, Vancouver
so. much. BBQ.
By vancouverlex of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 7:26pm [Dine in]

Warning: If you tell the staff you don't want any sides except cole slaw, they will give you a vat of it.

The platters feed more people than they say, we've never gone home without leftovers.

The nicest people anywhere, genuinely happy to see you, family run.

The beef ribs (Fri and Sat) are even more awesome than the pork ribs, which are pretty great.

I've gotten their smoked turkey with cornbread sausage stuffing and sage gravy for the past 2 Xmases, not cheap but so so good and turns Xmas from a hassle for the cook (me) to time to just relax and drink too much wine.

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Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle4151 Hazelbridge way, 2800, Richmond
Highly Overrated
By WaterBleu of Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

The restaurant won the "beef noodle contest" in past year.
so the expectation of the food was fairly high.

so I tried their "Champion Beef Noodle Soup"..it was pretty much tasteless
the quality of the meat is decent however the noodle was hard as rock.
the drinks had a glamorous name however the pearl was hard as well.

all in all probably by far the worst restaurant I've ever set foot in.
and very amazed how they managed to get three stores open in vancouver

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Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle1560 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Probably by far the worst beef noodle I've ever tasted
By WaterBleu of Coquitlam, B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

The restaurant won the "beef noodle contest" in past year.
so the expectation of the food was fairly high.

so I tried their "Champion Beef Noodle Soup"..it was pretty much tasteless
the quality of the meat is decent however the noodle was hard as rock.
the drinks had a glamorous name however the pearl was hard as well.

all in all probably by far the worst restaurant I've ever set foot in.
and very amazed how they managed to get three stores open in vancouver

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Terminal Pub, The115 12th St, New Westminster
A new fav
By aj67 of Burnaby (28 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

Joined friends for lunch here for the first time. You would never know what the inside looks like from looking at it from the outside. A lot of scratch made food, just amazing burger. The best hot wings I have had in a while. Nice service, friendly. I have not been at night before, so maybe more pub like then, but we have been back several times and we will be back again for sure.

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LaCigale French Bistro1961 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Ah! What a memorable evening
By VJB of abbotsford (153 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 8, 2014 - 9:47am [Dine in]

What an amazing experience. We tried La Cigale because of a promotion that travelzoo offered - $49.00 for 1 appetizer, 2 entrees and 1 dessert. It was amazing value and they did no skimp on the portion sizes because of the promotion.
We found the restaurant to be really charming. They have large windows up front that they opened. The room had nice pictures on the wall and the chandelier had wine bottles suspended on it. The tables are not too close together so you can have a really nice dining experience and good conversation with your companion. There were only 2 tables with customers when we were arrived but the restaurant filled up very quickly. Even with a full restaurant it was not overly noisy.
The service was absolutely exemplary. Our main server was Michelle. She was an absolute delight. She knew the wines and was able to give us detailed descriptions regarding the various varietals contained in each wine and the different characteristics of each wine that we were interested in. She was also able to give us more detailed descriptions of the entrees we were most interested in. She was very attentive and responsive to our needs and engaged us in conversation but she was in no way intrusive. There were two other men working the room as well and they also served us very well. It was nice that we had a main server but the rest of the wait staff was also so atune to the customers needs. The owner should be very proud that she has such competent and attentive wait staff.
For an appetizer we shared the tomato and goat cheese tart and it was delicious. The pastry was nice and flakey and the tiny tomatoes were really fresh and flavourful. We ordered ½ a baquette with olive tapenade. It was brought to the table piping hot with a crusty exterior but a nice soft centre. It was a very generous serving for a $3.00 charge. Delicious. For the main courses I had lamb shank with a lovely sauce seasoned with cumin, curry and tomato. The bread dipped in the sauce was perfect. My lamb shank came with cous cous. I did not care for this but I’m not a fan of cous cous. Michelle noticed this and said that I could probably substitute frites for the cous cous next time. My husband had the duck confit and he literally swooned over his duck. He said it was the best duck he has had in awhile. It come on top of sliced potatoes with onions and garlic. For dessert we shared a rhubarb and strawberry crumble with ice cream. It was a good size serving and a wonderful dish. It was not too sweet. Just the perfect end to an outstanding meal.
We came because of a coupon offer but their prices are very fair for the quality of the food and service. We had one of the most expensive appetizers and it was $11.75. The duck was $32.00 and my lamb shank was $24.00 on the regular menu.
Bridgette used to be at La Regalade. She came by our table after we had finished and wanted to know how our dinner was. This restaurant is a real gem. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Aroma Restaurant and Lounge50 Queens St, Port Moody
Yummm!
By Benny Delvito of Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:26pm [Take-out]

We have been dining out from Aroma for lunch quite frequently for the last 6 months. The food is always delicious and spicy. We ask for medium to hot, and it's almost always bang on! Consistency and speed is great and the owner is friendly. Highly recommended if you're looking for some delicious Indian food.

PS. You MUST try their butter chicken.

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Wendy's Restaurant100 Schoolhouse Rd, #100, Coquitlam
Can't get your order straight
By Benny Delvito of Coquitlam (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 7, 2014 - 10:23pm [Take-out]

For the second time this location has botched my *simple* order. All I wanted was to add bacon to my combo; it seems they have no problem charging you for it, but actually receiving it -- that's a whole different story. I would highly recommend another location for your next Wendy's visit.

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Vagellis Taverna5011 48th Avenue, Delta
Terrible customer service
By djwillis of Tsawwassen, (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 6, 2014 - 6:37pm [Take-out]

Worst service I've had in years. These people got our order wrong twice and then hung up on me. With 20 years of customer service I find it hard to believe they are still in business. You shouldn't hang up on people. Word of mouth is everything. I will not recommend to anyone that they should go here. There are many other places in Ladner and Tsawwassen to spend your hard earned money.

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Indian Kitchen15481 Marine Drive, White Rock
Incredibly expensive
By nurse_jackie of Langley (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

Food was ok, but very small portions. You have to order and pay for rice and naan bread separately for your entree This turned out to be extremely costly. We should have taken the hint when we saw the restaurant was completely void of customers on such a busy day at the beach. Won't bother ever going back. Go there if you have money to burn

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Dot's Cafe20567 Fraser Hwy, Langley
Sadly not as good
By mushyman64 of Langley City (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 9:25am [Dine in]

Came here Tuesday with my wife and the food was burned and took forever I hand bacon and eggs just well over coked my wife had the hamburger she said it was tough only a few in here and they all were upset because it took so long must be new owners/

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La Casa Gelato1033 Venables Street, Vancouver
I agree. Awful watery ice cream and Very over-priced !!!
By ladybug2 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

I had the Bailey's Coconut Ice cream and it was HORRID. Completely watery tasting and watery in substance too. It was dripping down my cone right away. The one scoop I had basically collapsed over my cone and dripped halfway down the sides, it was so watery. I can't believe this. What a rip-off. I taste-tested the Chocolate Raspberry and Chocolate- Grandmarnier too and both flavours very basically undectable to my tongue. Very horrific experience. Do not go here, if you are on a budget and expect to indulge yourself once in a while. You can't afford to !! its too expensive at $5.00 a scoop! I'd rather get a blizzard at Dairy Queen or a tub of Creamsicle flavored Breyers' ice Cream at Superstore for $6.99 for the amount that the stupid Casa Gelator gave me. What a waste of time and money !!!

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Bistro 7213483 72 Avenue, Surrey
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience
By Darreng of Surrey , B.C. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

We also had a Groupon, it's always good to use one your first time visiting somewhere.
We walked in to an empty restaurant on a Friday night around 6:30 and thought we may have made a mistake. We were pleasantly surprised, the restaurant was small but nice. We started with a grilled caesar salad, which we thought was odd but found it to be very good. We both had the New York Strip Loin with crusted potatoes, both were also very good. The New York cheesecake was beautiful. The entertainment was just one guy, his name is Jim Foster, he was good enough that my wife bought his C.D. We both ordered another drink just to sit and watch him some more. we both agreed it was a very nice evening and both recommend it. I gave a 4 star only because I rarely call anything incredible, which on this site is a 5 Star.

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Onyx Steakhouse & Lounge101 Morrissey Road, #7, Port Moody
Wonderful experience
By Paul Moffatt of Burnaby B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 2, 2014 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

My partner, Carol, and I went to Onyx in Port Moody for the first time recently. The service, food and overall experience were great. We both enjoyed our appetizers and entrees very much. The service was excellent. Our server, Nicole, was very attentive and helpful. Onyx will become a regular spot for our dining out evenings!

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Joe Blow's Seafood Express22282 Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge
Har there Mateys
By dshark7 of Burnaby (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 2, 2014 - 11:08am [Dine in]

This shop is just down the street from work. I go with some frequency.

They have a good AYCE deal on all the time and they offer up their fish in regular, cajun and lemon. All of them are good. I will switch on the refill and they really don't mind giving you a mixed order.

I think the owners changed a couple of years ago and the quality improved. Owners are the staff and are always friendly.

Food is not greasy, fries are nice and crisp. Tartar sauce is good.

Cheap and decent so don't expect it to be fancy.

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Lupo869 Hamilton, Vancouver
very disappointing evening
By VJB of abbotsford (153 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 2, 2014 - 10:47am [Dine in]

What a disappointing evening. We’ve been looking for a good replacement for Il Giardino which was our favorite restaurant that has since closed. Lupo is not it. On the surface when looking at the menu on line the prices seemed to be a bit lower than Il Giardino was but the food is no where near as good and they make up for the somewhat reasonable prices with the over the top wine prices.
There are many different rooms so you are not crowded or too close to the other tables. They had very modern artwork on the walls of the room we were in and it just did not seem to be a good fit with a fine dining Italian restaurant. Another aspect I found rather strange was that in two of the rooms they only had tablecloths on 2 tables. Why bother? Either put tablecloths on all the tables or leave them all uncovered. I didn’t look at the wine list but my husband said that the cheapest white was $48.00 and the cheapest red was $46.00. There were a couple of bottles that were around $50.00 but after that the prices climbed dramatically. We paid $50.00 for a bottle of mediocre red wine not worth $40.00 never mind $50.00.
Our waitress was okay but certainly did not project any warmth. There was a gentleman there who welcomed us at the door, showed us to our seat and checked on us during dinner who was very nice.
To start my husband and I shared the pasta of the day – homemade ravioli stuffed with veal and mascarpone cheese and topped with truffle cream sauce and smoked chorizo sausage. When the waitress told us the daily specials we had to ask her the prices for the items we were interested in. What is the big secret? You should automatically provide pricing when you recite the specials. She told us what the price was for the pasta but did not provide information on whether it was available in a smaller size like all the regular pastas. We had to ask. I hate when I’m expected to be a mind reader when I’m dining out. Some things should just be automatic. There was such a meniscal amount of chorizo in the dish that if I didn’t know it was supposed to be there I would have missed it entirely. 2 bits of chorizo about ¼” in diameter. I kid you not. For entrees my husband had the veal breast with pepper and I had the steelhead trout. They were decent but not very flavourful. The steelhead was supposed to come with cauliflower puree but I think they substituted very tiny bits of cauliflower mixed with other non descript items. It was very lacking in taste and I left most of it on my plate. At a table beside us a gentleman asked for pepper. The waitress went away and came back with a small peppermill that she just plopped on his table. At a supposedly fine dining restaurant! Are you kidding me?
For dessert we shared a Grand Marnier crème brulee. I should have sent it back before she even put it on the table. It came in a 3” ramekin and had less than ½” of crème brulee in the dish. It was accompanied by 1 raspberry and 1 blackberry. It cost $12.00. This is such poor value. We had 3 very small spoonfulls each. That works out to $2.00 a bit. When we commented on the size to our waitress her only comment was – it’s a very rich dessert. We eat out a lot and have never paid that kind of money for such a tiny portion of crème brulee. Our servers attitude did not help. The serving was about the size you would get if it was part of a dessert trio – sampler.
It is unlikely that we would return. There is potential there but overall if I’m paying the kind of prices that are being charged I want good service, really good food and decent size servings

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ABC Country Restaurant2773 Barnet Hwy, C, Coquitlam
Cozy, friendly place to grab a bite....
By suscar of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

You get very generous portions and the service was friendly and prompt. There is a great back room to reserve for large parties that I will keep in mind for sure. I liked the extensive menu and reasonable prices. The inside is really nice! It looks quite modern and cozy/welcoming. Lots of booths and some are by the window. There is also a patio which I did not know before. I would go back for sure.

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