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Baba Sweets & Restaurant

7561 6th Street
Burnaby, BC V3N3M4
Tel: (604) 522-5211

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great samosas - mean lady
By k-dawg73 of Burnaby (67 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

I've been going here for several years now. They have some really good samosas and really cheap prices. 3 for $1. I like to eat my samosas without the chutney/sauce, as I don't like anything to interfere with the tasty oily goodness of the samosas wrapping.

Everything that the previous writers have said about the female owner is true. This lady has some issues. She does not smile, she is very cold and acts like she could care less if you patronized her establishment or not. I'm very fond of eating the samosas wrappers, in fact, that's the best part of the samosa for me. I tried to ask her one time if I could just buy some fried samosa skins from her, no filling. She looked at me like I just propositioned her for sex or something. She just basically ignored me until I asked for 6 samosas, at which point she filled a paper bag, handed it to me without saying a word and took my toonie motioned to me leave.

I wasn't really offended though...3 for $1...I can stand a little abuse. lol.

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Samosas!
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 8:43am [Dine in]

I wouldn't call this place a restaurant, it's more like a take-out joint. They offer fast meals to go, but they do have about 3 tables inside. You can get 2 menu items with rice for about $8, but they are more specialized in the Indian sweets more than anything else. I do have to mention that their samosas are to die for!! How can you go wrong with 3 for $1 for vegetarian, and 2 for $1 for meat? And the chutney sauce is excellent.
I do wish that they can be more friendly to their customers though. The owner lady never smiles. Even after you say a funny comment, you feel left in the dark because she totally ignores you. She's just sour. If it weren't for the great samosas, I wouldn't go back.

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Samosa Nazi?
By lesmark of burnaby (72 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 4, 2006 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

I agree with the previous comment. The main lady just doesn't smile.

I ordered two items as I had an Entertainment coupon. What happened next is something I haven't yet experienced. I placed my order with the lady who did not appear happy to see my coupon. She only took off $5.00 off my total order when it should have been $7.95. I let it slide as it was a few bucks and there were people waiting. So what happens next? She didn't give me a receipt nor any of the other customers. I sat the second of three tables and observed - she did a 'mental bill' and charged people accordingly to compensate for the coupon that I used!!! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry...absolutely preposterous...

She was short with me and I am happy that I got my order - don't expect a smile with service from this bitter woman.

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Great food if your ambience expectations are not too high!
By WestCoastMunchers of Coquitlam (34 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 1:46pm [Dine in]

You have to eat from this place with an open mind. When you look from outside it is certainly very cafe and kitchen like. So, don't go in expecting it should miracously change to The Five Sails at Pan Pacific!

The quality of the food IS great. Everything is prepared fresh and they have some very unique and authetic dishes. It was not surprising to see many people come in and out getting take-outs.

Prices of the food was very reasonable. You do come out smelling like a curry pot, but hey, this is an Indian joint. We complimented the cook on her cooking and she was very pleased to hear this. I am East Indian, so trust me when I say this IS good food here.

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Samosas are nothing special
By LH of Toronto, ON (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 6:13pm [Take-out]

I came here for the first time with a friend and found the samosas to be not only extra greasy tasting, but also very bland and tasteless. The chicken and beef samosas were about the same, both made with ground meat and you couldn't tell the difference. The woman was, as mentioned in another review, not friendly. Sauce was not the best I've had either. Brampton has much better samosas!

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OK samosas.
By Azusa of Burnaby (38 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2007 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

I wanted to grab some samosas for myself and some friends who were visiting me and remembered this place, mainly for the "Samosa Nazi" reference. So, I came here to grab some.

Just as another reviewer mentioned, this looks like a 7-11. The ambiance is nothing to talk about and, most probably, you would only grab takeout. What threw me off a little bit (and despite being there for less than five minutes) was the smell. Was that (fried?) fish smell? Anyway, the smell was a bit odd and made me want to leave as soon as possible.

As for the samosas itself, when I arrived, I noticed there didn't have any there. When I asked, they mentioned they had some "fresh" ones in the back. They were warm but, how fresh were they, I can't say for certain (in other places like All Indian Sweets in Main Street, at least, I have seen them bring out samosas every 15 to 30 minutes). The samosas were, well, nothing out of the extraordinary. They were good but it didn't stand out, compared to other samosas I had before.

Didn't encountered the "Samosa Nazi" lady as described by other reviewers. But one thing did change: old days of 2 or 3 for $1.00 are gone. They were $0.60 a piece. At least, they are still cheap.

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Great samosas
By victory66 of Burnaby (35 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 17, 2007 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

I have been going to this restaurant for the past few years and find that their samosas are pretty tasty. I have been there when the samosas were 3 for $1, but they now cost 2 for $1, and even at that price they are a deal. Especially when you consider that Save-on-Foods sells smaller ones for $2 each. I especially like getting 6 at a time and packing the leftovers into my lunch for the next two days. I have also taken to ordering other items such as some of their sweets, which I find extremely sweet, but they do finish off a meal of spicy food with just the right touch.

I used to find that the older female was short and rude at times. However, since I have been going there on a very regular basis (about once a week or 10 days) and ordering my samosas and sweets, she has considerably warmed up.

I will definitely be back to try more of their different foods.

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Remember they are a fast-food
By rannathebest of Burnaby, Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 1:25am [Take-out]

Hi there,

Only reason I am leaving a critique is because they are a fast food and the some of the respondants seem like they are going to a restuarant. And their sweets, they are horrible. Go to Shagan Sweets, as better selection and better butter.

Buy their food. if you want cheap food. just tell them ..... no re-fried samosas and these guys are gods.

Oops meant good

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Hmmmmmm Samosas
By phattass of Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:33am [Dine in]

I'll admit, I fisrt got introduced to Baba Sweets back when it was known as the "Samosa Nazi". I've never been fond of the term, though the name, based on the "Soup Nazi" from Seinfeld, did certainly fit.

We get samosas every potluck at work, always from Baba Sweets. Lately I've taken to bringing their sweets to parties as well, and though traditional indian sweets tend to be crazy sweet, they are always a hit.

Recently I have started to taste the actual dinner menu items and I have loved every one so far. This is not a place to go and have a sit-down dinner, but it's take-out is fabulous. Definately where I will always go for my indian food.

Don't expect to get in and out in minutes though, you do wait for your food, even though it's pre-ordered and take-out. It's well worth the wait though!

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Samosas
By rumblntum of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 12:10pm [Dine in]

They've increased the price of the samosas but it's still very good value. I've been wanting to try their samosas for the longest time. They were good but they weren't as good as I was expecting them to be. I've had better ones elsewhere. I've also tried their entrees and have not been disappointed. This is more of a take out place than an eat in and it could be cleaner. I've been here a few times and have yet to encounter the "samosa nazi". The lady isn't over friendly but she isn't rude either.

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Top Notch samosas
By nina of New Westminster (19 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 11:21am [Dine in]

We love their samosas! good size, great flavor, they taste fresh and pricewise, they are still cheap; however, they raised their prices yet again, and now the veggie samosas are 70 cents. Still a good deal, but i hope they don't push it! Last time I went I picked up a take out menu, I would like to try more from there. This is absolutely a take out place, not only ambiance is poor and smell is strong, but I've noticed weird (and not in a good way) people that hang out in there. Off course there is also the group of friends sitting there eating dinner, but I would not stay there to eat my meal.

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Best samosas I've ever had
By MikeyDee of Burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 12:47am [Take-out]

I can't say I'm an expert on Indian food but so far from all the samosas I've had, this place makes the best ones. I havn't had anything else from this place but it looks like they have quite a large menu of Indian takeout for decent prices. It's just that I always pop in to get samosas and they are always amazing. I always get quick service from this place as well, great take out place in the neighbourhood.

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Take out, don't eat in.
By irishgit of New Westminster, (24 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 31, 2007 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

Its not really a restaurant, although you can eat there if you choose. It has the same kind of ambiance as your average 7-11 though, so in my opinion you're better off getting their excellent food to go. As others have noted below, the service can tend towards the surly, but the food is superlative.

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great food
By lovethefood of burnaby (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 9:42am [Dine in]

The samosas at this resatuarnt were very good, the best i've ever had. Their chickpea sauce and chutney was also very well made. The food was great, but the lady working there is always really mean...whenever i go, i always hope the guy is at the front cause he is much cooler. The restaurant was also dirty.

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