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New Lakeview Seafood & Wuntun7765 6th Street, Burnaby
Food sucks
By Musicqueen88 of new west (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 6:34pm [Delivery]

I will never order from here again. I ordered delivery and after an entire hour I called to see where my food was. They told me oh sorry so busy driver on the way. When it arrived it was cold. I called to complain and the guy who answered was ignorant and had no excuse for me. I don't mind waiting for delivery if it is hot but my food was cold. Don't waste money on this place.

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Sushi Oyama3055 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Exceptional. Since 2012, I've done a 180 on this place. It's hot.
By Lobo47 of Burnaby (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 4:32pm [Dine in]

Exceptional, ever time, after 100 lunches.

To put things in context, order the Nigiri Sushi or Sushimi sushi lunch boxes. They might be $10, but you'll get an amazing, professional, fresh, prime cuts of salmon and tuna, colorful interesting lunch. The quantity is almost too much. It's just awesome. After you do that we'll talk.

Today, I realized I wrote a bad review for this place in 2012 and should have updated / corrected it a lot earlier. Have been there 100+ times in last 2 years, (once, twice a week), and it's always the best. There is no better.

The two young girls working the floor are great. No attitude, they're fast, friendly, mind their own business and do what you want them to do. Take care of my lunch. I give the owner credit for choosing and training his staff well.

Three sushi chefs behind the counter. Young guys making art out of the freshest of ingredients. Thank you for many, many great lunches.

Decor? Interior? No fooling around, it's beautiful. Fire, water, stone, - the owner invested a lot of money to build a great restaurant.

My apologies for not writing a great review sooner. You have my best wishes for the future. Thank you.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
New Year's, not great
By Lobo47 of Burnaby (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

I wouldn't do New Year's at Horizon's again,
Expectations, we'd like to think the best of Horizon's but they misunderstand what high prices and New Year's implies. This was a money grab and I'm not entirely pleased.
1. Four people, $440, including tip. They added tip at 18%. no discussion.
2. Food, salmon wellington? Salmon stuffed into pastry, (not filo), maybe easy to process in the kitchen, but not great. Lamb roast, okay but boring. No imagination. Something I'd do first time cooking lamb. Filet mignon, not bad. Lobster bisque, flat out boring and watery. Salad, too much brie and no flavour. Cheesecake? Processed, low quality, gummy. Tasty, yes, but not the real deal.
3. No music until perhaps 11:15? Just kitchen clatter and people talking. New Year's, music, anyone see a connection? I guess not. Music was DJ, cheap sound system, (I have better at home), and the music didn't carry into the restaurant. Sat by the window, all we heard was bass thumping.

There was no "party"nothing special. Just a money grab. Peter, the waiter, nice enough. He did alright.

To Horizon's management get out and go to some of the other parties around town and see what "New Year's party" at $90 / plate implies. I'm okay with the price, but you have to work a bit harder, do more, care more. I've been to your website, you seem proud of your chef. He was probably on holidays because this was plain bad.

Yes, I'm annoyed because I switched venues this year taking a chance on a new spot and Horizon's didn't deliver.

Happy New Year! I'll check back in a couple of years, maybe a low risk lunch.

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Tim Hortons756 Davie Street, Vancouver
Quick pee break turned into an extended head ache
By Gillybeans of Maple Ridge, B.C. (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 1:11pm [Take-out]

I work for an undisclosed Canadian delivery service and stopped in to this location for a drink and pee break. There was no "line" but for some reason it took a while for someone to notice me and take me to the till. I have no issues with the server that I had, he was a sweet young kid and I think he was new, HOWEVER......I will be honest and say that I am not a Tim Hortons fan to begin with. I didn't really know what to order because I am usually really dissatisfied with whatever drink I usually get but remembered that my husband got me an English Toffee before and I liked it so thought i would have it again. I ordered it but I don't know if it just off the menu now or they just didn't have what it took to make it, so I had to make another decision. I noticed on all the menu boards there was Pumpkin Spice flavor and I know I love pumpkin spice so went with a pumpkin spice mocha. I was told they don't have pumpkin spice. I am beginning to get annoyed and frazzled as I have no idea what else I will not spit out as usually I find all TH drinks taste like creamy salt water for some reason. Anyways to make a long story short I ended up with a French Vanilla (I think that's what the guy gave me). I also had to use the washroom (which was the main reason I went to this location) and was told there wasn't one available. needless to say I will NEVER go to a TH's again just to save me aggravation. I will stick to my over priced delicious Earl Greg Tea Latte at Starbucks. But I think I need to mention, it was another reason I went to TH's this day, Starbucks for some reason didn't have my drink this day either. Bly me

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Charlie Don't Surf15011 Marine Drive, White Rock
Check it out Again
By NeoReno56 of south Surrey B.C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

Charlie's improves more and more every time I go there. The quality of the food and the atmosphere is by far the best on the beach for the price. I live in South Surrey and go to the beach for dinner once a week. With the best deck, friendly staff and the best view of the ocean in White Rock with an eclectic decor Charlie's is my favorite stop.

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Browns Social House2950 Glen Drive coquitlam, Coquitlam
I have no complaints
By mmmmgood of maple ridge BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

went for lunch just before Christmas with a friend, and have been to a few different locations previous. Our waitress was friendly,but I think pretty new. Social Lager and Social wine is a great price if you arent into pretentious prices when looking for a simple drink to do with lunch. I had the fish tacos,which I always find on point. My dining companion had the shrimp pesto pizza with little complaint. They were a little understaffed and the waitress had a big party after us,but we werent in hurry. However, the manager came to us to get a drink order and comp'ed our drinks apologizing for the wait. I found that to be very genuine in concern, as we weren't complaining or demanding any special treatment. It made me feel valued as a guest in the restaurant. I know this chain tends to get busy, but my last two visits to his particular location have always been consistent food wise. Its a nice change to a pub

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Cannibal Cafe, The1818 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
what a burger should be
By mmmmgood of maple ridge BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:14pm [Dine in]

First time diner at the Cannibal Cafe-so impressed. Loved the decor. Our booth was clean and service was prompt and with a smile. I had an American Classic with salad and my fellow diner a Bacon Bad with onion rings. My burger was great-bun was soft and fresh, burger was great. Nothing in my dining experience made me feel greasy or queasy when I was done as some greasy burger joints can do. the onion rings were huge,little doughy for my liking but not too oily. My dining partner thought the burger was very tasty. Go hungry! Sides are all a la carte,so no obligation to get them-id recommend splitting them if you dont have a killer appetite. I cant wait to return.

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Electra Pizza22541 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Health Inspection Report - NOVEMBER 2014
By PatCarlson of Maple Ridge BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

Electra Pizza 22541 Lougheed Hwy 4-Nov-2014 4-Nov-2014

- Equipment/utensils/food contact surfaces are not properly washed and sanitized [FPR s. 17(2)]

- Equipment, utensils, food contact surfaces are not maintained in good working order [FPR s. 16(b)
- s. 19]

LOOKS LIKE A GOOD PLACE TO STAY AWAY FROM. IVE NOTICED THAT THEIR GREEN SALADS ARE USUALLY WILTED AND HALF ROTTEN TOO.

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Beatniks Bistro9194 Glover Road, Langley
Fortunate Find
By Kristar44 of Surrey , B.C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2015 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

My husband and I headed out to try eighteen27 in Fort Langley only to find it closed on New Years Day. On a whim we headed across the street to Beatniks Bistro and were very pleasantly surprised. Everything on the menu sounded so amazing. I wanted to try everything and told our server, Megan, we couldn't decide what to order. I'm so glad we let Megan order for us. Her suggestions for appetizer, entrees, and dessert were phenomenal! First we had the smoked tuna carpaccio which was delicious, then the heavenly butternut squash stuffed ravioli and succulent seared scallops with bacon lentil ramoulade and cauliflower puree, and finished with the most amazing cranberry bread pudding for dessert. It was so great we wanted to go back the next day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I'm still craving the ravioli! Best dinner out we've had in a long time.

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Neighbour's Restaurant & Pizza House6493 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Service sucks
By take out only of South Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2015 - 2:26pm [Take-out]

I recently began to order from this place again - quit once already because of the service - and it has not gotten ANY better. The food is ok, not quite worth the money they charge but they should get some friendlier waitresses, especially perhaps sending the daughter for some hostess classes. Each time I have gone to pick up my order, the waitress has been has been rude. They always consult with the owner's daughter and she is down right rude when she answers. She is very abrasive and needs to remember who pays her wages - it may come from Daddy but ultimately, it comes from the customers.

If there was another pizza place in the area that didn't have curry flavor in the sauce, I would never go back to Neighbors. Who wants to patronize a place where the customer is obviously not appreciated!!!!

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Eagles Pub170 West 3rd St., North Vancouver
I would vote this pubs food as the most improved on the North Shore!
By foodlovernorthshore of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2015 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

I hadnt been into this venue for years after having a horrible meal, but returned recently as a guest at a banquet function. I was only there for my friends and anticipated the food to suck! But I was blown off my foodie feet by a FEAST fit for even the biggest north shore food snobs:) From a delicious prime rib carving station , to a perfectly done seafood pasta dish, chicken and so many side dishes i cant even remember them all AND desserts....oh the desserts:) There were young chefs/servers in all their finery standing behind buffet tables serving us , they were professional and very friendly. There was a head chef organizing and clearing and i was very impressed by it all as were the people who held the event at the Eagles club Banquet hall.

Yes, i have gone back to their pub and tried again! The food here is delicious and im so glad to have made it back to give the Eagles club a HUGE thumbs up.

The North Shore Culinary School partnered up with the Eagles back in June 2014 and the change has made all the difference in the world!

Definitely would organize and have a fully catered event here and will visit the pub for the great food and awesome drink prices....and their bartenders are super friendly too! The decor....not so much but hey, you cant always have it all.

FoodLoverNorthShore!

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Apollonia1830 Fir Street, Vancouver
Finally a good Greek option
By jonesh19 of East Van (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

One of my friends wanted greek food so we headed for Apollonia. Well, what can I say, it was well worth the visit! It’s clean, quiet and cozy, and we were seated right away. The chef’s platter is great for sharing, as the portions are generous. I especially enjoyed the chicken souvlaki. I was pleasantly surprised by the baclava, it was not overly sweet. Both the menu and wine list are extensive enough to merit a second visit. They also have delivery, in case you feel like eating at home or anyplace else.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Flavour: food and service @ Akbars
By mi7kahn of Buranby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

We had a really nice dinner here the other night with a couple of friends. Our reservation was for 6 o clock, but didn't get seated for another half an hour. Luckily, to spare us of our boredom, the manager came and started talking to us.

Fast forward to the 'meaty' part: the food was really well presented and perfectly seasoned, not to mention it smelled great! The chilli paneer was terrific, and the dal shorba had good flavour. The gulab jamun was rightly sweet. The restaurant was nearly full and many clients were Indian, which always is a good sign of authenticity. So it must taste like home? Service was attentive and friendly too. Our waiter was always giving us suggestions but not to the pushy/annoying point. All in all, dining here was a great experience and I would gladly do a repeat.

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Hanaya Japanese Restaurant2828 152nd Street, #106, Surrey
Beautiful Japanese gem in Surrey
By dreww_ of North Van (8 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

The first thing you notice when you walk in the restaurant is the beautiful Japanese themed décor. The delicately pink cherry blossoms, glowing orb-like lamps and cozy seating create a soothing, romantic atmosphere, perfect for a date. The restaurant is never overcrowded, which makes it a nice setting for conversing. I am usually seated right away.

Customer service was prompt and polite, and the prices were right for the quality of the food. The menu covers everything from soups and salads, tempura, sushi, rolls, and meats. I highly recommend the Las Vegas Roll, Miso Soup and the Yam Tempura. They also offer all-you-can-eat, which is great if you want to try several sushi flavors. The bento boxes are also a great option, but they’re only available in the afternoons. My favorite is the Salmon Teriyaki Box, but all the ones I’ve tried are excellent.

I rate them 5/5.

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Incendio103 Columbia St, Vancouver
Fool me once.....
By BPaulieB of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 10:45am [Take-out]

I had a very negative experience at Incendios Gastown last night when I picked up my pizza. To make along story short:
I ordered a pizza for pick-up and when I got there I was told the driver had taken it by mistake. I asked for a fresh one and was assured this was no problem I would have a new pizza in 5 minutes. I left the Restuarant for a couple minutes came back and "Voila" was presented with a "under 5 minute, fresh out the oven, can't be fresher" pizza. I was vocally sceptical and assured by the staff it was fresh. Right out the oven.
This has happened to me before at Incendios about 6 months ago. Fool me once... Well you know the rest.
After all was said and done I had to question staff 3 times and argue with the manager to finally learn the truth that they were trying to pawn off a cold meal that I specifically asked and checked to make sure was fresh. And what REALLY gets me going is that this happened before, and I was so furious that I didn't even think to ask for my money back. So no only did I have to argue for what I paid for, but I ended up paying for an experience that was less than enjoyable (on New Years Eve). I have been eating at Incendio for 20 years and have many fond memories there, but after this experience I will never eat there again.
A premium meal should never come with a headache.... Unless it comes with a bottle of wine.

And that's the short version.

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Mooyah1431 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Quality fast food
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (61 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:20am [Dine in]

Mooyah is an American chain that specializes in quality burgers, fries and milkshakes at a premium price, similar to Veras, Fatburger and Manhattans. Ordering from the menu to construct your burger is quite complicated...like following a flow chart for assembling an Ikea desk so it takes a little getting used to. Three of us grabbed a booth for dinner and ordered burgers and fries at the counter with cups of free tap water. Bill was $43 which seems pretty steep for B&F but the quality of the grilled burgers and fries was excellent. If you like your burgers "your way", there are plenty of options on the menu to explore. We'll go back. Maybe try a milkshake next time.

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Club Ilia8902 University High St, Burnaby
Nice little cafe/bistro/club/bar/pub on Burnaby Mountain
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (61 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 9:12am [Dine in]

I've been to Club Ilia for lunch a couple times with friends and have enjoyed both times. It gets busy over lunch which is testimony to its popularity with locals. Menu is pizzettas, sandwiches and burgers, salads, pasta, and other typical pub/bistro fare. I've tried the Rueben and the graduate burger and both were very good. Service is efficient, there are a variety of beers available, and the atmosphere is cozy.

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La Charcuterie Delicatessen19080 96 Ave, Surrey
Amazingly Adequate Sandwiches!
By CastIronCook of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 3:44am [Take-out]

Once entering the deli , you are welcomed by the unabashed sandwich slinger. He is a high speed slicing machine building multiple sandwiches by his liking. No menu needed just meat and good cheeses on fresh rolls. Basic but decent, the shop is a local staple. Where quantity for cost is the norm, the deli is always steady. Inside is a dusty, messy affair where takeout is the sole option. Cash rules at this shop , you will leave with enough sustenance to carry on with your day with amazingly adequate flavour!

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Chinese Palace22528 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Tasty Chinese Fare to be Had
By CastIronCook of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 3:01am [Dine in]

When entering the restaurant you are greeted by friendly hosts. There are a wide variety of choices to choose from. The cuisine here is tasty indeed, with fresh ingredients being the catalyst for flavours. Excellent homemade sauces propel meat/seafood dishes to new heights. Rice and noodle dishes are prepared with care, and soups are flavorful. This restaurant has what it takes to provide a nice chinese feast. Inside the decor is a nice relaxed setting to enjoy a meal.

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Romano's Pizza902 Granville Street, Vancouver
Late night cheesy satisfaction
By mi7kahn of Buranby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Romano's is always a good option for when you are hungry late at night. Actually, for any time, but when it's past two AM and people are hungry, its best to treat them right and give them something tasty. Great, cheap pizza which is hard to do in a location like Granville. The pizza tastes fresh, not greasy which is a plus for the prices they are charging. Lots of toppings to choose from. I especially love the blue beef cheese with mozzarella and blue cheese.

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