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Burnaby Restaurant Reviews
Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant4088 Hastings Street, Burnaby
pleasant
By Sabrina Rogers of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

Had a great dinner at Broken Rice. This restaurant has been open for about 6 months. The place is small but nicely decorated .The hostess/owner was quite pleasant and stopped by to chat with the four of us .

We all decided to choose from the dine out Vancouver menu which includes an appetizer, entree and dessert for $28.00 each person. We did not order any alcohol and they were very good at making sure our teapot was always filled.

I loved the Squid Ate the Spring Roll appetizer. The Chicken on Chicken on Curry was quite good and satisfying. The coffee infused panna cotta was very light and nicely garnished with edible pansy and microgreens. The 3 other diners decided to have the Seafood Claypot and enjoyed that very much as well as their deep fried banana with coconut ice cream. All the other dishes that the waiter was bringing to the other tables looked delicious and nicely presented.

We were told this type of food is very traditional Vietnamese food with influences from the French. Broken rice serves the more well known type of Pho during their lunch menu which I will have to come back and try at some other time.

Overall had a very pleasant dining experience at Broken Rice :-)

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips6574 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Fish tacos a surprise delight.
By aj67 of Burnaby (28 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:13am [Dine in]

Last night we went to Cockney Kings.
I finally decided to try their fish tacos, although
I was a bit nervous, it being a british fish shop.

I was delightfully surprised at how amazing their were

3 very good size tacos for a great price
Amazing taste
and their what-what sauce is soooo good!

I will be getting these again for sure.

I have to add, the service there is outstanding as usual.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Sushi Garden
By Gorgelicious of Vancouver (52 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:14pm [Dine in]

One thing you should know about us is that we are sushi aficionado’s, and thus, have an unhealthy obsession with it. Sushi Garden (both Kingsway/Metrotown and Lougheed Highway locations) is THE mother of all sushi places. Admittedly, Sushi Garden used to be our favourite sushi joint until we discovered Sushi Nanaimo and their specialty rolls (can you say Awesome Roll and Nanaimo Roll?). That (specialty rolls), and the fact that it is SO much closer to home is a big plus. But that doesn’t mean we don’t visit the place that started our love for sushi anymore…

Prawn Tempura - $7.50 (7/7)
There’s really not much to say about this, except for the fact that it tastes like pure heaven everytime we order it. We’re not sure as to how often they change their oil, but it definitely seems like it’s a daily thing as the tempura is always fresh and crisp. There’s just the right amount of batter and deep fried to pure perfection.

California Cone - $2.95 (7/7)

If you’re a fan of the California Roll, this is a MUST GET. It’s a California Roll, but in cone form. They definitely do NOT skimp out on the crab meat and they use a slice of avocado, so you can definitely taste the creaminess. The California Cone is so good that we can say it is 10x better than the actual California Roll itself.

Spicy Chopped Scallop Cone - $3.50 (6/7)

Again, they do NOT skimp out on the scallop. They do, however, skimp out on the hot sauce. They just squeeze a dollop on top of the scallop. ..It’d be nice if they mixed it with the scallop throughout. They sometimes even forget the sauce. Preposterous, right?

Alaska Roll - $3.95 (7/7)
This isn’t your typical Alaska Roll that you get at sushi joints. This is basically an Avocado Roll drenched with some sort of mysterious awesome sauce (it might just be the typical salad dressing you get at sushi place’s, but it’s full of garlic-y goodness) topped with a thin slice of salmon sashimi. A lot of Sushi Garden/Town/California noobies don’t know about this because the restaurants don’t write a description as to what’s in the roll, nor do they provide pictures, but GET THIS. Yes, that was a command. You will NOT regret it. You may, however, regret having garlic breath after, so if you’re on a date, be sure to pack some gum/mints/breath spray.

Assorted Nigiri
Inari - $1.00 (7/7)

This sweet tofu pocket filled rice is absolutely delicious. The tofu lives up to how it’s supposed to taste - sweet and juicy. Have this without dipping it in soya sauce!

Tamago - $1.00 (5/7)

Because the tamago is quite thin, you can’t really taste the sweetness of it. Still a good piece of sushi, though. Soya sauce may be needed.

Ebi - $1.20 (7/7)

There’s not much to say about this, it’s just your typical piece of ebi nigiri. They do, however, put quite a bit of wasabi underneath, so if you can’t handle spice - you have been warned.

Toro - $1.30 (7/7)

As with all other sashimi, you definitely get your bang for your buck here. The pieces are huge!

AmaEbi - $1.80 (7/7)

Again, it tastes how it’s supposed to. You can safely say their sashimi are fresh, thus, food = awesome.

Hotate - $1.50 (7/7)

Fat, plump, juicy. Need we say more?

Masago - $1.30 (7/7)

They load this up! It can get quite messy. Be sure you either eat this all in one bite or have your plate right under your mouth to catch all the falling eggs!

Saba - $1.00 (7/7)

Can’t go wrong with this. Or any of their nigiri’s. Or roll’s. Or cooked item’s. Or sashimi.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
The waitress spilled boiling water on my 3 year old son and he got 2nd degree burns in 3 places
By MetroDiner3 of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2013 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

I did enjoy going to Antons pasta bar for many years before I had my kids, but we stopped going there when the the waitress brought our drinks on a tray and came between my wife and 3 year old son instead of coming to the end of the table like common sense would dictate instead of squeezing between 2 people. The tray was dumped and scalding hot water burned my sons shoulder, arm and went all the way down his leg and filled his boot with the hot water. We did not even know about the ankle burn until after we got home from Burnaby hospital emergency. The ankle burn was the worst.

The waitress and owner of Antons pasta bar who was in the restaurant at the time of the incident did not even apologize to us. All he did was give me his business card when I requested it.
It was an unfortunate incident, but we do not go there anymore because of how they treated us at that moment in time. It was like he was expecting us to pursue them with legal actions for negligence.

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Baci Ristorante3728 East Hastings, Burnaby
Delicious Double
By sweettooth101 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 7:45pm [Dine in]

Ive been to Baci twice now, I went once during the lunch hours, and another during dinner. Both were different experiences and equally wonderful. During the lunch hours a colleague of mine recommended this place, I thought to myself why not! We started with the daily soup, which was a cream of mushroom with truffle oil. The flavors exploded into my mouth, and to this day I can still taste it. For my main I had a pasta feature ($13 spaghetti carbonara), It was exquisite. One of my friends ordered a pizza, which looked delicious, so I had to steal a bit.
The next week, I took my husband there for a romantic anniversary surprise, because they apparently had a wonderful band during dinner hours, and that was a true statement. The dinner was just as good as the lunch if not better. We have a wonderful memorable time, the service was excellent and the staff was very welcoming. The prices are reasonable, for the ideal night out. I recommend this one of a kind Italian restaurant to all people who are looking for good service and delicious food.

Cheers,Baci

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Baci Ristorante3728 East Hastings, Burnaby
The Perfect Night
By heliakay of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

I came here with my boyfriend, we were welcomed at the door by a gentleman, he let us know that there were to be a bit of a wait and offered us a seat at the bar while we waited, we had a couple drinks, not too pricey at all, the bartender was so pleasant, the time went by very fast ! We got to our table next to a beautiful hand painted wall of what seemed to be a painting of italy, absolutely incredible. Our server was very experienced and made it easy for us to question the menu. I had the tortellini with a rich creamy mushroom sauce, the quality of the food is fantastic and the portion is very fair. The music started around 8 which was a beautiful surprise, we danced and so did almost the whole restaurant ! Its much more then your classic dinner for two, i loved the italian feel and I had a fantastic time, Baci is definitely more of a classy crowd. I would definitely recommend this restaurant :)

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Bluember Grillhouse5411 Kingsway, Burnaby
Coupon Dinner
By teemsum of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

This is next to the Best Western motor inn, 1 block east of Kingsway + Royal Oak.

We clipped a coupon from the local paper. $ 5.99 for a classic burger, $ 12.99 for baby back ribs

They have a simple menu:

Classic Burgers starting at $ 10.99
Specialty Burgers starting at 12.99 ( vegetarian burger for $ 10.95 )
Pasta starting from 14.99 ( vegetarian fettucine for $ 13.49 )
Entrees starting from 13.95 ( chicken, fish or ribs )

I had the Classic Burger which included tomato, lettuce, red onion and a slice of cheese served with crispy fries and sweet ketchup.

DH had the baby back ribs served with half a slice of garlic toast, carrot coins, cauliflower, broccoli and mashed potatoes with a dark brown gravy.

The food was very tasty.

They only have Orange Pekoe tea at the moment $ 2.59

Starting January 14, 2013; they have a special offer of only $ 10.00 for any item.

Some iterms will be a better deal than others.

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Baci Ristorante3728 East Hastings, Burnaby
Fantastic night @Baci
By lenin of Vancouver (east) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, January 11, 2013 - 2:03pm [Dine in]

Last weekend I had dinner at Baci with a few of my frieds. First we had a drink at the bar, they sure have a great selection of Martinis. We tried a few but the one that was the big hit is the pommegranate one( I forgot the name). Once we were seated we listened to the specials, our server recomended to have the antipasto to start with, they can make the platter for as many as needed. It had a very nice selection. Some of us had prosecco, it's an italian sparkling wine, the boys had the draught beer, it is called the thirsty beaver, loved the name and the taste of it even more. I am always partial too a micro brewery. Next course we had a platter of pasta (love the family style dinning) it had tortellini with wid mushroom, gnocchi with 3 or 4 cheese sauce, and a nice spaghetti with tomato and fresh basil sauce. For wine we had the Killer Cab, it is made in New West from grapes from the Napa, wonderfull wine with a very reasonable price (under $60). For main we all had our own, I had the fish of the day, it was halibut with capers and fresh herbs, some of my freiends had veal with marsala sauce others had the cioppino ( a seafood stew). we were all very impressed with our dishes. The service was amazing the whole night, I like the way they work there, 1 person in charge of your table but everyone helps out. We never had to ask for anything, it is like they can read your mind. BRAVO.
Than the live music started, what a voice on that girl!!!! They were playing all kind of music, people were dancing, later on they started playing DJ music, all the new hits, by that time we were dancing too and having a couple of shooters at the bar. We stayed until the end. They called as a designated driver, nice touch. Over all we had the best time there in a very long time. We will be back soooon. Thank you all at Baci.

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Sushi Town Burnaby
By Gorgelicious of Vancouver (52 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 10:02am [Dine in]

Sushi Town, among a bunch of it's competitors (Sushi Garden, Sushi Nanaimo, Sushi California, Sushiholic, etc.), is a Korean run Japanese restaurant. There's really not much to say about these place except they serve possibly the most awesome/amazing sushi in town. Fairly big rolls + ridiculously cheap/affordable prices = bang for your buck. Today, we will be reviewing Sushi Town's location in Burnaby, on Hastings Street.

Mangodise Roll - $4.95 (7/7)
If you're a fan of California Roll's, you will be a fan of this. It's essentially a California Roll with Ebi on top, topped off with some special yellow coloured Japanese mayo. We'll take this over the regular California Roll any day. Soya sauce? Who needs that! You can eat this roll as is, as it is packed with so many delicious flavours.

Awesome Roll - $6.95 (6/7)
Unlike Sushi Nanaimo (who gives you an option to substitute the bonito flakes for the yam chips) and Sushiholic, this Awesome Roll comes topped with bonito flakes. Again, the Awesome Roll is like your basic California Roll but with masago on the inside. Outside comes with an overwhelming (in a good way) amount of toppings such as: salmon, green onion, more masago, and of course, bonito. This combination may not look presentable and/or appetizing/appealing, but this roll, my readers, will blow. your. mind. Guaranteed. The taste is indescribable. It tastes just simply AWESOME. Don't go to Sushi Town without ordering this. Again, soya sauce is unneeded. In fact, try it WITHOUT the soya sauce so your tastebuds can experience the awesomeness that is this roll in all its glory.

Spicy Chopped Scallop Roll - $3.95 (4/7)
This roll was nothing out of the ordinary. Just your typical spicy chopped scallop roll. Soya sauce may be needed.

Sushi Town has about 4 locations total across the Lower Mainland, so be sure to give them a visit. If you've heard about/tried Sushi Garden, then you will definitely like this as it is the same. Service may be slightly better, but don't count on it. Parking available at the front and on the side streets.

Ratings:

Food: 7/7

Value: 7/7

Service: 3.75/7

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Tivoli's4201 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Super-delicious Food in an Intimate Setting
By sharonbob of Burnaby, B. C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

We both have enjoyed the food here on several occasions, but nothing as good as the outstanding Prime Rib.
We found apps are good, and the apple dessert they make is their own and a real wow! Not too noisy here, just a pleasant place, and the Asian that served us was really good, fast, efficient and effective. We asked about for a certain recipe and the Manager came out to meet us. Loved this place, not ostentatious, but decidedly a good choice for a special dinner. We'll keep going back!

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Favourite AYCE
By MonkeyKing of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 12:01am [Dine in]

I come here with my friends at least once a month. Food is really tasty and the pop is bottomless for only $2.50. Nigiri is very nice and chewy. Maki Rools are decent size and very tasty. The chicken teriyaki and chicken karaage is very good. Spring Rolls taste microwaved but still edible with a topping is sweet and sour. Sashimi is decent. Not the best. Waiters seem to ignore you but get the job done. Order forms are never completely served. Tempura is decent. Chopped Scallop Cone is very good. Seaweed is crunchy and scallop tastes fresh. Udon is really nothing special. Late night $13.95 very worth it. Overall food is quite tasty, service needs work, price is worth it.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Cheap & Delicious!!!
By MonkeyKing of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

I've been here 2-3 times already and it is really a great sushi joint to pass by when you are around the area. Prices are decent and food is very tasty. Sushi rolls aren't the best but they are still very good. The sashimi tastes alright and comes in big chunks which I like but does not taste very fresh. Tempura is nothing special. Dining experience was normal. Waiters take forever to take your order because the place is always packed but food comes at a decent rate. The seaweed for the cones were soft which I don't like. Overall average food, cheap prices, will come back whenever I am craving sushi and am around the area.

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Kim Anh7405 Edmonds St, Burnaby
Pleasing Food, Nice Prices
By WillyTung of Burnaby B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 4:59pm [Take-out]

I've lived in Burnaby for most of my life and I've always noticed this restaurant. Only today had I finally given it a try and I will definitely be going back in the future.

I ordered a bowl of Pho and their Delux burger for take-out. The bowl of Pho was moderate/average but the burger actually was pretty tasty.

While I was there I saw some fellow diners heart-fully greet & hug the owner, which showed me the restaurant had loyal customers.

I recommended anybody to try this place out. For their prices you can't really go wrong.

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Joey1899 Rosser Ave, #109, Burnaby
Die for this place
By man of business of V3 (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2012 - 1:52pm [Dine in]

Friday night , my on again off again gf insisted on going to Joey and I have no problem with that because of the women but we had no reservations , the hostess was smiling and nice so was the waitress , it was a busy night but no the service was really good and friendly.. Food was good, drinks were recommended and right and would go back if they kept hiring this staff .

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Potter's Garden Korean BBQ5599 Kingsway, Burnaby
Not as bad as the reviews below say!
By captainkimchi of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2012 - 12:45am [Dine in]

I used to take the 106 and it always passed by this korean restaurant in which I found the name unusual. However, I decided to look it up on dinehere.ca and the pictures looked quite appetizing! Decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed! I really enjoyed the ttukbaegi bulgogi and lunch hour makes a lot of things super cheap.. starts from 11 till 3! In my opinion, eating here during lunch hour will be the most worth it. Oh and in addition, they play kpop live performances from a while ago because it's most likely recorded.. so if you're a fan you will enjoy it but if you don't like kpop at all you will be very annoyed.

Ok about the food! The thing I always get is ttukbaegi bulgogi and it's pretty much soup with bulgogi (korean meat), japchae noodles, green onions, carrots, onions, and a few ricecakes with an egg boiling on top of all of it because it's in a stone bowl. It comes with rice as well as side dishes but then again side dishes are always included! They consist of kimchi that they give you scissors to cut because it's very long, beansprouts and seaweed.

Service isn't too bad either there are only like 2 waitresses working but since the place isn't too big they can easily see you. If not, there are those buzzer things you can press.

Thanks for reading this, hopefully it's not a crap review and seriously I really love coming here!

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Private Home Chinese Cuisine4854 Imperial street, Burnaby
my new favourite place
By Anthony17 of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

I am highly recommed this new restaurant. the food is soooooooooooooooooooooo greet. I order a sweet and sour pork, ginger beef and string green bean, all of them are wonderful. This place offer some Chinese dim sum as well. So people can get snack sometimes. one more things, service is friendly

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
USED to be my go-to sushi joint. Not anymore!
By nyoung of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

Ugh. I've been here countless times and it's always done me solid, decently priced food and fairly quick service. Their alaska roll isn't bad with their special sauce and some of their special rolls are nice. However, the food may be alright but the service is atrocious. It's always been mediocre at best but today, I was about to eat a piece of ginger when I found a short hair (looked like a nose hair...yes, gross!) in the folds of it. I showed our server and she goes, "Oh... sorry. Sorry." And as I keep looking at her she goes "Um.. did you want me to tell the guys (cooks)? Sorry, I don't know what to do." Completely unprofessional. Even if you're new, basic customer service is common sense. I said "Yeah, at the very least." And when she comes back after a few minutes, she just said "Yeah we're really sorry about that." Absolutely no offer for compensation. With so many new and better sushi places out there with good food AND good service (Sushiholic is awesome), this was the last straw and Sushi Town has been crossed off my list.

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Pizza Hut4287 Kingsway Street, #1, Burnaby
Garbage, and poor overall customer service for ALL Pizza Huts
By Sebastian of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 7:29pm [Delivery]

I ordered 2 supreme pizza online from this location. The pizza arrived in a timely manner which was good unfortunately the pizzas were both wrong. They managed to charge me for the extra sauce I ordered and didn't manage to put it on the pizza which made for dry pizza. They also managed to half the pineaples (which was confirmed by the manager) when I had asked for double. They sure didn't forget to charge me for the doubling of pineaples or sauces.
The manager was unwilling to take the pizzas back and/or sending us the correct order explaining to us that we ordered online and that they had difficulties with the online system stating that next time we should call our order in. The manager was also unwilling to compensate for the extra sauce/ingredients which we paid for. He eventually passed the buck to a calling centre who also passed the buck to another phone number.
I will never order fro this location again. The way I see it, the manager charged me for 3 items and STOLE money from me even after it was pointed out that we paid extra for items we did not receive. Absolute disgrace and made for a garbage meal dealing with all this.

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Earls3850 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
A restaurant run by people who have no idea what the food services industry is about.
By Hal Taylor of van (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 11:05pm [Dine in]

Apart from the fact that my partner had a knife that was coated with pasta sauce dropped on her black clothing and nothing was done to clean it up, we had food delivered that was not as ordered and food that arrived an hour after others had been served. One meal NEVER was served !
Drink waiters that can only take one drink order at a time. No idea which seat ordered what meal. Very little bussing of table.
I could go on, but this place is beyond description. This is the second time a similar occurrence has happened at this place.
Fool me once... another chance. Fool me again....never again !

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
cheap food, cheap atmosphere, cheap taste, cheap waitress
By princess123 of New Westminster BC (139 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 7:38pm [Dine in]

Not a fan. I like inexpensive meals, but not if they taste like it. I had the curry pasta. Yuk. Weak, thin tasteless sauce. Very few of the vegetables in it, mostly just pasta. The alfredo was deemed bad as well. The only people who liked their meals were the people who had the chicken souvlaki. And they really only like if for the quantity, not the quality. A white carb-fest. Waitress would not give us separate bills. Would not return.

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