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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill3860 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Sloppy and Inatentive
By dinningerin of Port Coquitlam bc (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

I don't know what happened, first time we had been here. We have been to other Swiss Chalet's in the past and it was great but tonight it started from the beginning. It wasnt even busy it was before the busy time of the night and some of the waiters were standing around and talking. During our ime there we had about 4 different waiters coming around us i couldn't keep track of them all. First thing that happened we ordered our drinks we ordered a beer a pop two tea's and two waters's. not very difficult i think, but no first the tea's were the wrong kind and there was a huge mess trying to get new water and she never took the old ones away. then the waiter gave us plates that had a big wad of something gross it was NOT clean. we got a new plate. service was slow. the waiters always seemed confuse, saw a couple checking phones. My mom ordered a Festive dinner or something and ended p getting basically a quarteer chicken dinner they had messed up and forgot the stuffing and sauce, never cleaning away the old dishes. the waitress came back with a plate with a little bit of cranberry sauce and some stuffing thing was the stuffing was not fluffed or anything she said it was good but it had still been in the ball shape of the scooper and plopped on the plate. at the end it was about a 90 dollar bill the food in all was not worth that money. i was like, heres the food, heres the bill get out we want nothing to do with you anymore. also the set up was weird from our table we could see directly into the kitchen and the noise the whole time was unbelievable.

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Shagun Sweets7585 6th Street, Burnaby
Solid Restaurant.
By dvsblack of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 6:09pm [Take-out]

I don't concur at all with the previous reviews at all. You can get a daily curry special for a very reasonable price, I find the food quality to be satisfactory, im not expecting amazing for the price and location. I don't think there is any way you could vote the price to be a 1... I suggest trying it at least once before going by reviews.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Looove Japanese food
By jamesatyahoo of new west, canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 4:47pm [Dine in]

I am a sushi lover. Been for years. Sushi of high quality three times a month will not give me room and thought for pause. They have the best sushi quality price and value here. Often the diners (like staff) is Japanese and they giove you the 'we know what we are doing we are born doing this ' look. Great date or family restaurant sure

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Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant4088 Hastings Street, Burnaby
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
By BigAnthony of North Burnaby (106 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2012 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

I came here on a friday night around 6:00 with my father, parking was easy to find around the corner and the place was empty. They gave us some tea when we sat, place looks nice inside.
Appetizers:
(Mine arrives 5-10 minutes before his)
I had the $8 Salmon Ceviche - The flavors are good but there's an issue, when I'm biting into cold salmon and it's slightly frozen in the center and I'm biting into ice crystals I'm not happy.
He had the $8 Papaya Salad and loved it.
Entrees:
(They arrive together)
I had the $17 Tamarind Duck - Once again this tastes good but there are some fatty/gristle pieces.
He had the $14 Pork Ribs and loved it.
Dessert:
(Mine arrives 5-10 minutes before his once again)
I had the $5 Coffee Ice Cream - This tastes good but there is a texture issue, feels like slightly over churned/flaky ice cream, not smooth and creamy.
He had the $8 Garden Parfait and loved it.
So with us each having an appy, entree and dessert (no need to order drinks since they had the nice pot of tea on our table) the bill comes to $67.20 taxes in.

Likes:
The flavors
The portion sizes
The price

Dislikes:
The frozen (not fresh) ceviche
The fatty/gristly duck breast
The flaky (not smooth) ice cream

Some advice.. When you are making 2 appies try to time it properly. Don't bring out 1 right away and make the other person wait 10 minutes for theirs, bring them out together at the same time.

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Lunch Visit
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2012 - 8:35am [Dine in]

Went here on a weekday and the place looks great. The wood fired pizza oven is right by the entrance with an open kitchen to the side. Long bar in the back with some sort of wine storage system for opened bottles. Great renovation job since the last resto. Seated by the window and place is not that big, they have some large tables made out of large timbers and some outdoor seating. They have a few big screens for the sport fans. Ordered an arugla salad with bacon, blue cheese, nuts - very good, then shared a meatball ricotta pizza - good with the thin crust but gets a big soggy if left for a bit and shared a meat sauce pasta - good but would of preferred fresh pasta instead of the dried. Service was great wtih attentive service and frequent checks. Would come back to try the other pizzas.

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Kilala Sushi Bar4749 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good Japanese food that is not "Westernized" - 1st time visit
By bestfood of Burnaby, BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 11:52pm [Dine in]

1st time here with the family.

Food: Just the way it should be. Perfect temperature, No semi-frozen tuna or salmon usually indicates slow or no business. Most importantly, it's not "westernized" with tons of Japanese mayonnaise. You will notice you will not feel thirsty afterwards because of the over use/ mixture of mayonnaise. it's the MSG. If you ever been to japan, This is as close it'll get.

Service: They are a nice japanese couple and very japanese cultured. Expect the service to be polite and quiet. They've been in business for over 9 years here. They must be serving something right. when you order they'll take your order and come back to you when it's done. Please be patient with the 5 other "takeout" orders waiting to be picked up. Tea is self served, that's OK.

Value: If you normally dine at those other japanese restaurant chains"usually, Chinese, Korean,Vietnamese owners, you'll notice the size is not comparable about 1/3 smaller, and not full of mayonnaise. It tasted good, temperature was right. you will not feel overstuffed. Price wise .. you have to figure out your intention before going in..Prices are comparable to other, but remember, You want to pay for food quality, this is the place, you want to pay for quantity, this isn't for you.

Ambiance: Very clean, simple and bright. you can have a nice quiet sit in without a crowd. No overhead 46 inch flat screen TV or glaring music to distract you or the company you are with. We started a conversation with the owner/server, They were very nice down and down to earth.

Would we return again.. For sure...

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Lost in the 50'S Drive-In7741 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Lost is right!
By shellys of Vancouver (Clark Drive) (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

Not lost in the 50's! LOST in the year 2012. This place is horrible. New owners are terrible! I think the name LOST is right, not just the food though the decor and service too.

LOST is the skills to execute a simple good burger and fries. The food is way over priced and my bun was not fresh. They might claim the food is fresh but learning how to cook it is a big part of success .

This is NOT the OLD iconic and great place it used to be so don't waste your time!

As a foodie with foodie friends I had 3-4 people that tried this place and we all agree it was horrible we will never return. Any Fatburger has 2x better product for 1/2 the price.

The fries recipe was LOST as mine were soggy not crunchy and hard and under cooked in the middle.

Even the supposed DRIVE THRU isn't even a drive thru you have to get out of your vehicle to pick up and pay for it? Use some common sense people if you advertise a drive thru make it a drive thru.

The customer service was LOST they just put a bunch of toppings on your burger without asking you. ( Thanks guys but I don't like big chunks of raw onions or mustard you might know that if you ever asked) Bad service and not even a smile

Trust me save your money there are 10 places in the area that have way better service and food at prices that reflect quality this place is lacking.

LOST is any design sense. Not only did the new owners ruin the original look of the diner that had the original 50's pastel colors they painted it some crazy ugly color scheme with purple, yellow, red, black and a wood fence and got rid of the BUS! This place was an icon to the city and they destroyed it what are you thinking?

After eating here it is clear they know as much about decor as they do about food service and pricing. You have only one chance to wow a customer to get them to return and from my experience and many others I know, you blew it BIG TIME.

And last but no least LOST is convenience to the customer. This business only accepts CASH? You better make note of that before you get there or you will be a screwed as we were. What is this a front no debit no credit card? Can you say "Tax Evasion"

LOST is some basic common sense from the owners.

We then........LOST is yet another customer!

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Sushi Oyama5152 Kingsway, Burnaby
best place yet
By pine007 of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 19, 2012 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

I've been a regular customer for couple years now and this place is most of the time busy or lined up with people and recent years it has become more busy. The food is always consistent the special rolls like las vegas roll or the red dragon roll is really all of my friends favorite. The service is friendly and most of the time it's very very quick almost suprisingly. This place is the best I've had yet.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Our "go to" place on Kingsway
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (130 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 1:04pm [Dine in]

This place is great. I've been coming here for years and though I have had better thai food, for the price point and reliablility this is great. We come here for lunch often for the specials. It includes soup, spring roll and an entree and if you have water, with tax and atip you are out for under $10. I spend more at the food court at metrotown sometimes.

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Peking Restaurant & Wonton House5939 E. Hastings, Burnaby
Pan-oriental
By FarahW of Port Moody, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 8:46am [Dine in]

I must say I wouldn't want to dine any where else because the food at Peking Wonton is good especially the Sushi is absolutely delicious from their homeland! Once you eat there..you'll want to go there over and over again.Every holiday they decorate the place and it's beautiful.God bless that and by the way Peking is not even really close to my house. Yeah it's that good. Surprise yourself

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Never again
By Smaken of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

Not thai food.. This is poor chinese buffet food at best.. Its greasy over salted and not spiced correctly, poor service, uneducated staff and terrible food. Dont waste your time or money. I could go on but others have had similar experiences so why bother, other than to confirm the worst.

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Double One Chinese Restaurant4057 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Lucn Specials
By pink-embrace of Bby (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 16, 2012 - 5:35pm [Take-out]

Their food is amazing! You'd think it would be a knockoff because of the low price they charge but you'll be surprised. Unlike other Chinese restaurants they load up the plate with noodles or rice, Double One gives a right ratio of rice and met/vegetables. In some cases we even got more meat/veggies than the rice itself. Their dishes are reasonably priced and they have a wide variety to choose from. We've be coming here for years and we were never disappointed. Highly recommended!

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
early xmas shopping lunch.
By kenneth86 of maple ridge BC (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

I was shocked when I read the reviews on this place. I've only been here 3 times, and twice for AYCE. the sheet does have two rows of what to order I'm not sure if they give you a second sheet or not. I ordered a lot of rolls a small amount every role. 2 cones and lots of nigiri. they honestly brought everything I ordered. and the quality of the nigiri was pretty decent, my friend got a drink and refills ended up being free. the only miscue was she asked if I wanted another soup and my friend said no, but she brought another miso each, (which he finished and I finished half)

she asked if we wanted more but we ended up ordering a lot more than we figured and were both stuffed.
and we paid 13.99 each.

I've been to all you can eats that if you order a lot of rolls and nigiri they "forget" the nigiri or the fish on the nigiri looks old or isnt that good.

Of course I prefer a sushi place in maple ridge to this, but as far as AYCE this is one of the best ones I've been to.

there was a fairly big wait to get in but if you put your name in they will tell you how long and you are able to go out for a smoke or a quick walk.

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Tairyouichiba4300 Kingsway, #2, Burnaby
I'd go back
By momo180 of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

What we ordered:

Chicken and prawn tempura udon

Deep fried octopus croquette

Wild Salmon sashimi

BBQ beef tongue

BBQ cod neck

Eel and prawn tempura roll

Big bottle of Sapporo

The bill came up to $50.45 including tax.

Ya it was all pretty good. Service was definitely up there. Fast, friendly and attentive. No complaints at all.

It's all Japanese staffed. I'm pretty sure anyway. I'm Asian myself and i've been to enough chinese and korean owned places to have a good idea. Plus they said so..hahaha

It was a Saturday and we got there around 6 and there was no one and 45 minutes later there were people waiting for a seat.

It's a nice place with nice people and good food. I'll be going back and my cousin said he would too. He's a harsh critic too. The guy will hardly go anywhere except his handful of usuals.

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Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Great experience
By cwm978 of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:27am [Dine in]

We went for the chef's signature tasting menu and it was delicious. The food was excellent and so was the service. It has a very cozy and intimate little dining room and also a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages as well as alcoholic beverages which I appreciated. This is not a cheap restaurant, but worth the price! There is also plenty of free parking around this area which is a bonus.

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Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant4088 Hastings Street, Burnaby
I like it
By cwm978 of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:06am [Dine in]

We live in the area and go here often. I agree with the post below - this is not the typical cheap eats pho noodle place, it's a nicer interior and a bit more expensive. Portions are a bit smaller. We tried the chicken wings (garlic butter, $6) which were very tasty. I had the beef stew noodles ($8) and they were delicious. My favourite dish on the menu.

I'd rather pay a bit more and get a nicer place to eat with tasty food and good service.

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Kenzo Japanese Noodle House6907 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good Japanese and Korean food
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (94 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 10:13am [Dine in]

This little gem serves ramen, fried rice, gyoza and Korean dishes such as Ba Bim Bop, Kimchee, etc. because I think the owner/operators are Korean. Service is always with a smile and the prices are fair.
I go here often because I know the food is good and consistant; no surprises.

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Wah Lun4524 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good dim sum
By royalsam of burnaby (45 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 29, 2012 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

I liked this place. Food was good, prices reasonable and service quick and polite. I was alone but seated immediately. Tea was fast and hot sauce there as soon as I asked for it. You order off a sheet but I now prefer that to trying to wave down the cart to get cooling off food and I know what I'm getting and about when I'm getting it as opposed to hoping what's on the cart. Servings were hot, tastly and all a good size. I found them efficient to where I was in and out on my fairly quick schedule not theirs. There are more high end places around, perhaps with better food and amenities but also repleat with higher prices. This was good all around and I will return.

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Handi4554 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Food was average
By cyberspace of vancouver (78 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 8:35pm [Dine in]

Went for dinner at Handi. We were the only customers in the restaurant but it was an early dinner for us. Had the chicken tikka masla which was good. The eggplant curry was very average. Tandoor chicken was a bit dry and there were no sauce to go with the chicken. Naan was ok. Also had the vegetable pakora which were good. Thought the food was expensive for what you got. Service was not bad but we were the only customers so this should not have been a problem. Not sure if they will make it as not many customers in the restaurant. It was bit expenisive for Indian food.

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Big Six Restaurant7660 6th St., Burnaby
Big Six!
By gizbuck of Vancouver (Dunbar) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 7:32pm [Dine in]

Excellent service and portions, pretty good for a greasy spoon! best place for big food for average cost . the meatloaf is the best ,6 bucks . one of my favorites.service is solid and friendly . Any thing from pasta to burgers and chinese. this is the best place to go for a sun hangover!!

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