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Burnaby Restaurant Reviews
Genji Japanese Restaurant7533 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Pricey and terrible food
By yiuyiuchu of Burnaby Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 8:51pm [Dine in]

Agreed with many of the reviews above.

Service was okay coz we are the only table there at 6:30pm on a weekday. We ordered the deluxe combo for just under $28 and it came with just salmon and tuna sashimi and for the sushi..salmon, tuna, egg for a "deluxe" combo? the sashimi was not cut right.. it's chewy. We also ordered a chicken yakisoba and even my 2 year old son would not eat it. We have to go home and make dinner for him.

We ordered a 7 piece deep fried oyster but just 5 came. So the dinner cost us around $48 and we have 5 sushi and 2 pieces of sashimi left. This is the first Japanese restaurant that we have left over sashimi/sushi. I felt so bad for asking my husband to try this restaurant instead of White spot coz last time I went there at lunch time, it was full and the takeout order takes 20 mins so I didn't order due to my 1/2 hr lunch time.

So...I won't suggest this restaurant for anyone who looks for good Japanese food.

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Double One Chinese Restaurant4057 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Very impressed
By Palate1 of Vancouver, B.C, Canada (3 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:07am [Dine in]

After a bad experience at a different Chinese restaurant months ago, I was a little uneasy about going out for Chinese again...but we did. I was so impressed with this place! Almost afraid to let you all know about it. I think it "our place" for Chinese moving forward.

If you care about fancy decor then you should know this is an older restaurant. It is very basic inside...and that was ok for us.

If you care about the food, value, and service, then I can say this rivals some of the best Chinese food places in Vancouver. (A rating of 4 stars on here means "outstanding" and it was!) The server was very friendly and helpful. She helped us order the "right" amount of food. The food arrived hot, tasty and not over-cooked. You could just tell it was "fresh" because it didn't have that dingy taste you get at the more questionable places. Each plate had a clear flavour that you expected. Maybe it cost a tiny bit more for some selections on the menu but not enough to make a difference. We were willing to pay that extra dollar or two gladly when everyone enjoyed the variety, freshness, and flavours! At this place, volume did not compromise quality. We were very full and satisfied when we left.

I noticed there were a lot of people picking up food for "take-out dinner" on our way in but it did not affect our experience. We did not have to wait very long at all for our food despite the take-out orders.

It is a casual, family-friendly restaurant and we can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu! The dining room is not huge so I would suggest reservations just to be safe.

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Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Just a little less than perfect.
By Palate1 of Vancouver, B.C, Canada (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

The Anniversary Menu was a good 5-course tasting menu and was $150 for two, plus tax, plus automatic 15% gratuity. The service was that of a top-notch fine dining establishment and the gratuity was well-deserved. The ambiance was very nice and cozy. A beautiful orchid and "candle" made it feel elegant. The plates, cutlery, glasses were all very nice and the white linens added that extra level of sophistication. The food was very flavourful, well-balanced, and beautiful to look at. Each course was like a piece of artwork. The background was nice -- white plates and the food colours popped. You can tell this Chef knows what he is doing because everything was perfect.

The only problem was, all the portions were small -- very small. When we got to the dessert, we realized we were still hungry and wondered if dessert would be enough. The creme brulee was delicious, rich, heavier and more "filling". I would not have wanted a bigger serving of the dessert. However, after spending over $200 (added two cheaper glasses of wine), you want to leave feeling satisfied (not "full" but "satisfied"…and certainly not "hungry") even at a "fine dining" establishment. It really would have only taken just a little bit more here and there to fill the void. Maybe even a little more brioche, or some bread, a few more pieces of veggies, a touch more salmon? Instead, we left happy with the flavours and experience but still hungry. So…dinner was followed by a visit to the coffee shop to grab a scone, muffin, and lattes. My advice? Have an early evening "snack" before you go! It is "fine" dining and in this case it does mean less (really tasty & pretty) food at a bigger price.

Check it out.

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Subway2251 Holdom Avenue, #110, Burnaby
Number One Subway!
By adamwakely of Port Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 3, 2013 - 12:15pm [Take-out]

Yes this subway is number one!
I will never stop eating there on my lunch break from work near by.
All the girls working there are great but one named "ROSE" is what makes this place number one.
She is the best worker I have ever seen...organized... multitask-er, efficient and makes the best sandwiches ever. Very friendly and personable.
Many people from my work go there and love the service and food.
She has been there the longest and I hope she stays and they give her a huge raise!
I have seen a line up out the door at lunch time and when Rose is there that line up moves along so fast.
I have even emailed Subway head office about her.
I don't know her personally only just when I go for lunch. :)
Rose is a 'true sandwich artist" and the other employees that work along with her are good to.

Thank you Rose.

Adam Wakely...

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
Amazing Meal!
By JennPenn of Abbotsford B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 5:32pm [Dine in]

I recently went to this restaurant with my boyfriend and we shared the etc. platter. It was essentially a plate of six meats beautifully made, and I pretty much died and went to heaven. The pulled pork is crazy good, as is the beef brisket, ribs, chicken wings, and BBQ chicken. Can't wait to go back :)

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Healthfare Restaurant7366 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Finally, some healthy options in Burnaby!
By phattass of Vancouver (20 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 10:44am [Dine in]

We stumbled across this place while hunting for dog food. By stumbled, I am quite literal as we bumped into one of their signs. The name is slightly odd, so we didn't get that it was a food joint offering cooked food, as it sounds like a health and wellness place. We were meeting friends at Whitespot and checked this place out beforehand. We were so interested in their menu that we moved our whole lunch party from Whitespot to Health Fare. For about a third of the price we all left full, satisfied and energized because we ate healthy rather then not.

The food is really, really good! They have lots of gluten-free options and something for almost anyone who is health-aware. It is not super cheap, but the food is worth every penny. They have a whole bunch of smoothies. Dreamsicle and the breakfast ones are my favourites so far. The sweet potato wedges are heaven in your mouth. The beet side is also Devine. They know a lot about the food they are serving and are helpful and friendly.

My only downside, and it is very minor for me, is that they don't wash the tables very often so they usually look and feel dirty. This is never a deal breaker for me though!!

I don't often suggest people just go and check a place out.....but I do for this place. Really, really good food!

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Sushi Garden4269 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Good BANG for your Bucks!!
By richie_rich of vancouver (49 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 2:59am [Dine in]

Hello there,

Considering I did not proof read my last review on Sushi Tang..better make a slight correction..it was on Saturday NOT Sunday as its closed.
Anyways back to Sushi Garden....been here a few times for lunch already on Sundays. Do not park on the lower level..go to the rooftop..tons of parking. Best times are before or after peak hours..if its busy..... go to the cash register at the back to have them take down your name. Service here...is a bit robotic considering the hustle and bustle of this place. Ambiance...looks good but tight as you can listen to other people's conversations unintentionally.
Regarding the FOOD, my standouts so far.....
Seafood salad starter (asst seafood, tobiko,mixed veggies and rice noodles) plus the sweet wasabi mayo and sweet Japanese salad dressing brings everything in harmony.
Chicken Karaage...wings only but has a nice favor to them.
Asparagus Egg Roll...like a cali roll but has aspargus inside and egg crepe as the cover.
Veggie Roll...refreshing and the mango makes the difference.
Word of warning...the size of the pieces can be quite big like Samurai Sushi..but its more substance than rice. Mind you one of my buddies thought it was too big...kind of killed the experience.
Prices are SUPER reasonable...most rolls are 3 to 4 bucks unless you want the more extravagant ones, most nigri sushi ...toro for a $1.30?? unagi $1.60?? hamachi $2?? come on!! Even the sashimi are BIG thick cuts...like a two for one deal.
So..if you are on budget...great place to start!!

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Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant4088 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Great place
By Reet of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 1:10pm [Dine in]

Have eaten here countless times since this place first opened for both lunch and dinner and have never had a bad meal. Food is always consistently good, served by very friendly, competent people. The restaurant is very clean and well managed. The owners frequently come by to say hi and make sure everything is satisfactory. Food is served quickly and at a fair price. Highly recommend.

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Kita Sushi4152 Dawson Street, Burnaby
Do not waste your time and money coming here
By japanesefood of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

Went to Kita Sushi Restaurant no. 2 also on Dawson. Ihad my reservations since I ordered a role previously on the original Kita and it was tiny and expensive. We got takoyaki balls which tasted ok but they were deep fried as opposed to cooking it it in the traditional takoyaki ball waffle maker type gadget. Then, ordered BC roll. I asked if they used salmon skin they said yes. They charged $4.20 for 6 small pcs. and in the end they put a tiny dot of salmon barely visible and the rest is California roll. they have the audacity to call it bc roll. sushi garden does this too but they only charge $2.95. Here they charge you $4.20 andyou are eating fake California with a dot of salmon. I could not eat it bec. the fake crab contains milk ingredients or egg. one of the two which Im allergic in. REPEAT. DO NOT EAT HERE. Everything in their menu is inflated.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
"In Your Face" Rushing
By Brenda R of Burnaby B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

I've eaten here twice.

With regards to food, it's ok but I've had better.

With regards to price, it's actually expensive in relation to what they offer (ok food in normal portions, 12-14 bucks)

With regards to service, I'd say very poor. Poor enough that I have decided not to come back here again. It's a Sunday and we came in at 9:30 pm, they close at 10:00. It's not busy anymore, there's just one other table when we came in. A group of 6 people actually came in right after us. Knowing how close we are to closing time, we tried to order quickly and our food was served quickly as well, probably 9:45 pm.

Now don't tell me that we only have 15 minutes to eat, this is still a restaurant, not a fast food chain. I think that it is reasonable and customary to close your doors and wait for your remaining patrons to finish their meal. (but of course, you don't let anyone in anymore past your closing time)

So we ate, half way through our meal, the man gave us our bill and put it on the table without us asking for it. (I'm annoyed)

Five minutes later, the man came back again and asked us if we are paying by cash or credit card, (I'm annoyed #2)
I said credit card and he placed the credit card machine on the table next to us. (I'm annoyed #3)

My god, we are not finished eating. Why can't you wait for us to finish our meal and we will pay when we are ready. I finally paid and by the time we left it was 10:15. So basically we only ate for 30 minutes.

Eating for 30 minutes is reasonable. We are not those kind of people who are taking extremely long to finish our meal. We do understand that it is closing time.

So yeah, we stayed an extra 15 minutes past the closing time but I think, waiting for 30 minutes past the closing time is reasonable if you had customers who came in close to closing time.

I think the man is very rude for this behaviour and also he looks like he doesn't give a damn that he is offending his customers.

If they are really so concerned about closing at exactly 10:00 pm, then they should lock the doors at 9:15 so no one could come in anymore.

I will not come back to this restaurant again.

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Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Just good.
By mikaj of burnaby (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:41pm [Dine in]

The Pear Tree is a nice little place with very limited seating. It took a few calls to get a reservation that worked out with our schedule. Our friends gave us a gift certificate a couple of years ago and we finally decided to use it.

One thing that made me feel uncomfortable was when we first entered and were asked if we had reservations, as if they expected us to say no. It may have been just me, but I didn't feel that welcomed into their business.

The food was delicious, but not amazing. We had the lamb and fish. The portions were that of which you would generally expect in a fine dining restaurant. (If you know what I mean.) The waiter did was friendly and attentive.

If you do decided to have dessert, I would recommend the creme brulee. It was large enough to feed two, which was good since we shared it. Well done on the dessert.

Will I be returning, considering how I live right across the alleyway? Probably not, the food was not amazing enough to make me crave for more. But it was worth the experience just to see what all of the hype was about. Hype indeed.

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Little Tea House4700 Kingsway, #1120B, Burnaby
Wasted money
By utonium of Surrey (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 19, 2013 - 11:26pm [Take-out]

I don't usually go to this place, I usually go to Big Orange or Bubble World near Metrotown. Today we thought to give this place a try. I ordered a Green Milk Tea with pearls and pudding jelly for $4.25. The drink tasted like watered down milk with lots of ice at the top, while the pearls and pudding jelly tasted like nothing. Just chewy, unflavored jellies. Disappointed and won't be going back.

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Pita King Mediterranean Food4567 Lougheed Highway, #732K, Burnaby
crooks!
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (150 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

I came here to write what happened to me today and read the previous review! OMG the same thing. My friend and I both ordered falafel combos. When I got my receipt I was charged more than was on the menu board. Old guy played dumb and said oh its a mistake - no one ever said that before. Ya right. The other review was from last summer. What a scam - it doesn't matter the amount - it's a rip off and it must be illegal I would think.

Anyway the falafel was good, but I've had better and the greek salad was very oily with only a dusting of feta powder and the peppers in the salad were shriveled beyond recognition - not from the dressing - from being old before they used them. I won't be back,

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Starbucks4567 Lougheed Highway, Unit 205B, Burnaby
Not impressed with the service at all
By etniko of Coal Harbour (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

There's a tall blonde girl who is super rude.

I purchased two Chai Té lattes last Sunday morning and I asked the cashier if they are sweet.
She came up to me and slammed "Don't you know that the stuff comes in a sirup, in a bottle?
Is already sweetened so, you gotta have it like that!"

I wasn't even asking for unsweetened or anything...

All the clients at the line up were looking at her and she disappeared to the back of the door.

Very ackward.

Of course, not coming back.

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Lhy Thai7357 Edmonds St., Burnaby
Reminds me of places in Thailand
By fraserriver of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 15, 2013 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

I have introduced this restaurant to countless people and recently two very good "foodie" friends.

We had such a good meal we made the trek (from Yaletown) to Burnaby, past countless other Thai restaurants.

What we ordered

Spring rolls, delicate but amazing flavor

Chicken in Green leaf, marinated chicken thighs

The Larb Gai ( chopped chicken salad)

Pranang Gai (chicken curry with coconut cream)

Sweet and Sour Prawns with Vegetables

and Jasmine rice.

3 of us had lunch - (it could have been dinner), and we are not petite people and had a hard time finishing everything.

It is the best, most authentic Thai food in greater Vancouver, that I have eaten at.

If you ask for it spicy they will make it western spicy, if you ask for it pet muk muk, you will get Thai style.

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Glenburn Soda Fountain & Confectionery4090 East Hastings, Burnaby
Step back in time
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 9:06am [Dine in]

Here's a cool little place you can step back in time to when things were simple and good. They have milkshakes, sundaes, soda floats and other wonderful treats. Also candies by the bagfull. The proprietors even dress the part. Sit at the linoleum counter and experience the 1950's vibe. You'll expect Richie and the Fonz to walk in any moment.

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One Restaurant, The5908 Kingsway, Burnaby
Party of 18 for Lunch on a Sunday
By aquadl of Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

Arrived at 11:30am on a Sunday morning.

We had a large party of 18 and they were able to accommodate the large group.

We ordered quickly, the food came out pretty quick.

This Taiwanese restaurant did not disappoint!!

The found was hot and the food was tasty.

We ordered everything from the Wonton Noodles, to the Fried Rice and Hot & Sour soup. Other ordered pan fired egg plant, sweet & sour pork meal, beef curry with Veggies on rice, the "one" DF chicken with rice and the deluxe Pork steak.

The amount of each order could have fed 1.5 - 2 people..

The waitress and the server were very friendly and responsive, but they were very busy as the restaurant filled up.

The music was a bit loud at time, but the music video were pretty good.

The water closet was clean and the restaurant ambiance was very upbeat.

We will definitely go back again !!

Well done "The One", you are number 1 !!!

BTW, they do take credit cards, but only Mastercard

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Adria Gelato7155 Kingsway, #224, Burnaby
Could not be more in Love with This Place!!!
By Mario1991 of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 5, 2013 - 10:00am [Dine in]

i have been coming here for years now and have watched the business grow! i like to come at least once or twice a month and grab some Gelato as well as a container for the house. Nothing but love for this desert. Quality and taste have been amazing every time i go and the nice European lady always makes me smile. They have great food as well and the coffee (Lavaza) is amazing with strong fresh Italian taste to it...im never going to the Starbucks downstairs after this cup of Joe !

Needless to say i HIGHLY recommend this shop as its got a great atmosphere, smiles for days, and sweets to make your mouth water !
Hope this review helps!

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Osaka Island7615-7617 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Surprisingly good value for our girls' night out
By jettastorm00 of Coquitlam, BC (23 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

Was feeling stressed out so needed a girls night out in the middle of the week. My friend told me that she'd recently discovered a little gem of a sushi place, so we decided to check it out. What a gem it is!

I noticed right away that it was very clean and the layout was welcoming and warm. The server was friendly and we got seated right away. It did take a wee bit to get our menus and teas/waters, but it was actually fairly busy with quite a few walk-ins coming in from both doors and we were there around 6pm.

My friend warned me that the portion sizes were fairly large, but I didn't realize how large they were until they actually reached the table. There were three of us and we ordered a caterpillar roll, Osaka roll, combo #4 (a vegetarian roll combo), crunchy roll, miso, vegetable tempura, shrimp sunomono, and agedashi tofu. The agedashi wasn't advertised as spicy, but the waitress said that she'd make it spicy for me. What was also nice was realizing that they didn't charge me extra for it when I got the bill.

The food was very good. The miso, tempura, sunomono, and agedashi tofu were what one would typically expect, although I was pleasantly surprised with the portion size of the agedashi tofu. Normally for $4.50 you get four or five pieces. In this case, there must have been a dozen pieces of the average size and it was still nice and hot and crispy when it came to the table.

I think the total bill was around the $40, but we had enough to bring home for my very hungry hubby and for the next day as well.

I've since been back for take out for my sister-in-law's birthday and I will be back when I have another sushi craving. Well worth going to.

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Boston Pizza4219 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
corporate food that had some fine moments....
By busterwantstofish of East Van (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

I never ate here until about 2.5 years ago when I was forced to go with some clients. Being a real pizza affionado I would never order a pie here, so i went on the advice of my friend and ordered the burger.
It was absolutely excellent! real meat that tasted like meat! I went back a few more times and every time it was a fantastic burger.
then, the damn thing is off the menu as they were "changing suppliers" due to the quality of the meat ( official explanation).
when the burger returned, I returned to the restaurant and ordered one right away....it was definitely bigger, and it was definitely different, and it was definitely horrific. Probably the best example of size without taste that ive ever experienced... a huge step backward.
Ive tried other items but this place is for the real young-uns that have no concept of great food, but are lured there by clever advertizing and nuclear based pizza. nothing really good here that would make me come back.

Wish they'd bring the real meat burger back. it was good.

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