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Metro Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
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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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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