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Wings6879 Kingsway, Burnaby
Half expected the guy from Restaurant Stakeout
By thatsamiam of New Westminster, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2012 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

Except for one server who seemed to be decent. The rest of them were generally trying to skate by on short skirts and plunging necklines.

The Brisk Lemonade was watered down so badly it tasted more like...sourish water.
The burger was so so but a bit charred.
The service...just abysmal.
Waitress seemed not terrible interested in checking on the tables.
Snatched the plates without asking as soon as they were empty.

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Osaka Island7615-7617 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Awesome sushi place in Burnaby!!!!
By funkybumpkin of Vancouver (14 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

Went here with hubby sans baby for a nice romantic lunch.

Didn't expect good sushi in Burnaby, but was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant.

Ordered the following:

agadashi tofu - YUM! Cute little bite sized pieces, excellent sauce, more tofu than expected. Great value!
sashimi - fresh and tasty
special rolls (one was with eel and another with salmon tempura) - both were exceptional. Great flavour combinations!

Staff were attentive and prompt. Sushi chef was friendly and cheerful. Restaurant was clean and had nice decor and booths.

Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. I would definitely come back.

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Jules Cafe5205 Rumble St, Burnaby
Nice place although the food could use some improvement
By GH Smith of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 30, 2012 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

We have visited Jules a few times. The staff are very nice and the restaurant is clean and bright. The washrooms are outstandingly clean. The prices are reasonable and it is in a good area.

Pancakes are thin and tasteless.
A good pancake batter can be made with fresh eggs, whole wheat flour, baking powder, vanilla and milk, butter milk is even better.

Toast is thin and a poor quality ultra processed bread.
Even though it's called "Whole Wheat" there is nothing whole wheat or multi grain about it. The jam is the infamous sugar, water, colouring and artificial flavouring in the little packages. There are healthy good quality, tasteful breads out there and a little extra thick slice would be a great enhancement to a meal and add only a few cents to the cost.

Sausages are poor quality.
As sausages go turkey would be nicer or a choice of better quality beef sausage.

The restaurant still seems busy in the mornings. I believe the first impressions are important. If the food is good and the price is reasonable customers will return regularly and personally I would not mind paying a little more if the quality of the food was better. If there was a little more charge for meals a free coffee refill would be appreciated.

The people who run the restaurant are very nice. I don't want to offend anyone so I refrain from making any direct comments about the food. I hope that in time it will improve.

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Creme de la Crumb Bakeshop4370 Still Creek Drive, #150, Burnaby
Holy - what a rip off!!!
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

I work in the area and have stopped in before. I have never actually bought anything. The baked goods look good, but I don't really eat that stuff. I'm usually looking for a good sandwich or salad when I haven't packed my lunch. Most people in my office don't go there because they say it's too expensive.

Today I went and ended up choosing a curried chick pea wrap as most of the other things looked too "carby" and I had an afternoon meeting. The wrap was just under $8 with tax. However, it was in a nice spinach wrap and looked quite large in size. After I paid, it felt quite light and when I got to my desk I was stunned. It was mostly just lettuce, a few green peppers, and about 1/4 cup of chick peas in a curry coloured sauce. There was no rice, nothing else!! For EIGHT dollarss. OMG - they hadn't even added any spice, or even SALT. The curry was barely dicscernable. They had also wrapped it really loosely to make it appear bigger. For that price I would expect something like rice, or quinoa toasted almonds, maybe some raisins- anything to make it taste like something good instead of leaving a bad taste in my mouth - both literally and figuratively. NEVER again.

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Club Ilia8902 University High St, Burnaby
What a difference a couple of years and a new chef make!
By brat72 of Burnaby B.C (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

This place is SO much better than it used to be. They've updated the menu, got a lot of new staff, as well as great new chef/operator. If you've tried it before and didn't like it, give it another shot. It's much improved. (The ambiance was always nice and still is.)

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Baci Ristorante3728 East Hastings, Burnaby
Extremely Bad Customer Service
By wallflower333 of Kits (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

In my experience, this restaurant has poor customer service. The staff are not customer service oriented which I would have expected them to be since they are in a customer service industry. A server can make or break an otherwise okay experience. Here, the service did not help make my impression of this restaurant favorable in the slightest! The food is good and the ambiance is nice (although a paint touch up might be in order), but if you are looking to be talked to in a pleasant manner, I would recommend finding somewhere else to dine.

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Sushi S Japanese Restaurant4739 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
One of better value-oriented Japanese restaurant
By onlyforreview of van (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 5:12am [Dine in]

Describing individual dishes are point-less, because they are typical dishes you find in other hundreds of sushi places.

Their tempura dishes and some hot items need some improvement. However, sushi and sashimi are of good quality.

When you consider value, presentation, service, quaility and quantity of food. This restaurant is the best, not just in Burnaby, but also in Greater Vancouver. Just try their $20 deluxe sashimi platter, you will understand what I mean.

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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 - 6:56pm [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 - 7:09pm [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 - 5:47pm [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 - 10:45pm [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 - 9:35am [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 Friday, November 23, 2012 - 12:52am [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 - 9:45pm [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 - 9:10pm [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 (150 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 2:04pm [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 - 9:46am [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 - 8:01pm [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 - 6:35pm [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 - 8:44pm [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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