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Burnaby Restaurant Reviews
Club Ilia8902 University High St, Burnaby
Quick Serve 2012
By scottyB of Burnaby Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 1, 2012 - 12:50pm [Take-out]

I'm a regular at the club ilia restaurant but I usually skipped the food bar when they first opened. The food was good but too greasy for my liking. Recently, our server brought a sample plate of the "food bar food" to our table - I was in shock! The food was incredible and I know the food bar has very fair prices. They changed it from greasy food to lebanese food, the waitress told us they hired a new chef who is an experienced lebanese cook. I love club ilia and i'm so happy I can go there for take out now without feeling guilty about it! Definitely reccomend the food bar to students up at SFU

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Paros Taverna9604 Cameron Street, Burnaby
expensive
By food_critic93 of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I decided to try this newly replaced restaurant for a date night since my mom had recently gone for lunch and told me it was excellent. We got seated quickly and my immediate shock was the prices: although it was Tuesday and pizza was on special for $12, the rest of the menu was extremely expensive. I had gone to many greek restaurants before and this was the first one that had a souvlaki dinner priced at $20+. I chose the pizza and he had the mixed and matched souvlaki. Midst waiting for our food, I remembered how much I liked the foccacia they used to serve at Anduccis that had been at this location before Paro's replaced it so I asked if I could have a side of that. The waitress said yes and returned with a piece of foccacia that I couldn't say was enough for one person- it was half the size they used to serve at Anducci's and the biggest disappointment, it should had been free. We got our meals and they were good. My pizza was a great value and good quality; the greek diner looked like it could had been bigger for the price but still good quality. Finally, a complimentary piece of baklava was served with the bill at the end of the meal, which made the pricy menu worthwhile for the free dessert.
Probably won't come back here until I'm no longer a student but the food is good.

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Thai Pearl4567 Lougheed Hwy, #734, Burnaby
Thai Pearl? More like Chinese Pearl
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 10:06am [Dine in]

This is NOT Thai food it is Chinese food. Singapore noodles are from Singapore, not Thailand. The mixed veggies are the same as at the chinese take out place in the food court, and very bland. I thougth "thai" food was supposed to be spicy and flavourful. The spring roll tasted like an old fashioned egg roll and again little flavour and no spice. Very greasy. The soup was not even flavourful at all either and had one whole mushroom and some bean sprouts floating in it.

There is no pad thai or peanut sauce here .
Maybe I'll open a grilled cheese stand and call it gaga's cinnamon rolls as that would have as much significance to grilled cheese and as this Chinese place has to "Thai".

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Thai Pearl4567 Lougheed Hwy, #734, Burnaby
Thai Pearl? More like Chinese Pearl
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 10:06am [Dine in]

This is NOT Thai food it is Chinese food. Singapore noodles are from Singapore, not Thailand. The mixed veggies are the same as at the chinese take out place in the food court, and very bland. I thougth "thai" food was supposed to be spicy and flavourful. The spring roll tasted like an old fashioned egg roll and again little flavour and no spice. Very greasy. The soup was not even flavourful at all either and had one whole mushroom and some bean sprouts floating in it.

There is no pad thai or peanut sauce here .
Maybe I'll open a grilled cheese stand and call it gaga's cinnamon rolls as that would have as much significance to grilled cheese and as this Chinese place has to "Thai".

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Sushi Garden4269 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Bad food, OK service
By snowcookie of Burnaby B.C. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:53pm [Dine in]

Went there with my husband when we were in the area. Heard a lot about it from friends and decided to give it a try.

The first impression was nice: decor is modern and menu looked interesting enough. Surprised how cheap it was.

We ordered gomae and a few specialty rolls.

Gomae was disgusting: sauce was way too sweet, it almost seemed like they put too much salt into it and added sugar to balance. And it was watery, not creamy. And the spinach itself was very watery. Plus the whole thing was mixed, as in spinach was not placed in a neat bunch with sauce around like normal, instead it was all mixed in a bunch of saucy goo. Didn't finish it... What a waste.

The rolls were ok. Too big to eat comfortably, mostly filled with cucumber with either ranch dressing or mayo. Why? Sushi doesn't need ranch dressing, not inside a roll... Too many ingredients in each roll were confusing and at the end we realized that even though we ordered two different things, both tasted the same because of the above mentioned cucumber with dressing.

So yeah, never again.

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Sushimoto2201 Holdom Ave, Unit #102, Burnaby
Best Sushi Place in Burnaby
By snowcookie of Burnaby B.C. (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

I can't believe this awesome place got such low star rating based on price. You certainly get what you pay for at this place and it's worth every penny!

The food is always fresh and very good. They add just enough rice to balance the main ingredients, that's why the rolls are not "huge" like in cheap places, but are normal in size, instead of giving you a huge roll full of rice and cucumber and little fish, you get a proper roll with lots of fish and veggies. Speaking of the fish, always fresh and looks and tastes just perfect.

Servers and Cheffs are super friendly, we always feel welcome.

Yes, we are regulars. Since moving to Burnaby from Vancouver a year ago, we missed our good quality sushi place in Kits and none of the other nearby joints worked, even though they are cheap and busy, their food sucks. This place is a lifesaver! Yes, you might pay "city" prices, we usually spend about $30 on dinner for two and we eat enough, but you also don't have to go to the city to get good food. It's at your doorstep! Great sushi in the suburbs!!!

So there you go: if you appreciate good food and don't mind spending an extra few dollars, try it and you won't be disappointed!

Oh and by the way, the cheap places we tried the food was really inferior and the bill was only $5 or so cheaper. Go figure!

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Sushimoto2201 Holdom Ave, Unit #102, Burnaby
Pretty God but pricy
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 6:00pm [Dine in]

Best deal are the lunch specials but still steep at $10. A roll, a sunomono and miso soup. Soup was ok but nothing special. Sunumono was HUGE and had nice prawn in it. The roll was average to smallish. I would go back if in the area. But like others have said there is NO WHERE to park. Ok if you have to use tranist.

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Fire Pots4455 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Favourite Place for Hot Pot
By Jlew of Burnaby (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

This place is a new restaurant that just opened recently. I have already been here several times with friends and with family. The service is fast and friendly. The food is fresh and their broths are so delicious. The drink menu is a little bit pricey but they have drink specials to make it fair.

I have to disagree with the post below me as I am Chinese and I found this place to be quite authentic in the dishes I tried. Not to mention they give you lots of dipping sauces to choose from! Also, I don't see why you'd give the wait staff a bad review for being attentive. These were some of the friendliest wait staff I've had. Lastly, I've never been charged more for broth top ups, not sure what you were talking about there.

Anyways, my friends and I really enjoy this place and we will continue to go back!!~~

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
X-Site Grill and Bistro
By Allan Cassidy of north vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2012 - 1:55am [Dine in]

I heard about X-Site Grill and Bistro from a friend, so I went to check the place out. I arrived just after 5: 00 pm. When I walked in and sat down. It was clean, and the menu had lots to choose from, how ever I chose a cheese burger. It arrived at my table in less then 10 minutes, and was great. This Bistro has a good full menu, with dinner specials, and also a family type atmosphere with many repeat ( regular ) customers. Good prices, and good value,,,, I will be back soon to experience another food item,,,,, reviewed by, Allan Cassidy.

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Hot Oven Pizza and Pasta5620 Hastings street, Burnaby
Wicked pizza. Stacked toppings.
By mister_jacky of Vancouver (22 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:11am [Delivery]

A friend had this delivered to his place... figured meh because usually smaller pizza joints you get that generic boring stuff.
I was super surprised!!!
This place was strictly Chicago deep dish kinda gourmet style. Good thing because the toppings were piled crazy high. Was really good, some of the best pizza I've had in a long time.

Check it out if you are close, I really wish they had a spot downtown I could get delivery.

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Sushi Garden4269 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Good sushi, HORRIBLE service
By k-eats of Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 3:52pm [Dine in]

I'm compelled to write another review for this place after a recent not-so-great dining experience.

Food quality and prices are still pretty good, but service is HORRIBLE. Our waitress got our order wrong, blamed us when we told her the order was incorrect, then walked off with no apology. We had to ask at least four times to have our tea refilled.

It does not cost any more to have polite, attentive wait staff. This used to be my go-to sushi place in Burnaby, but I have no plans on coming back any time soon.

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Boston Pizza4219 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
A consistently great experience at this location.
By FoodCritic4646 of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

I have lived all over Canada, and Boston Pizza has been one of my favourite places to go out with friends for a casual dinner. I can honestly say this location is extremely comfortable and welcoming. The service is what really makes them stand out... I was at Boston Pizza in Coquitlam last week and I have never met a more unfriendly, rude hostess... When I came to Boston Pizza Brentwood today, the hostess greeted me and asked me how my day was and I instantly new I would be getting quality service.

The food here was exactly how it looked on the menu - delicious! and I even had food leftover to take home (Which rarely happens as I am a cow!!)

Overall, this restaurant completely embodies their slogan "we're here to make you happy"

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Adria Gelato7155 Kingsway, #224, Burnaby
Will never go there again
By OmegaS of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 11:44am [Dine in]

Went there twice against my better judgement. The first time I had milk shake that tasted like water. The second time was absolutely horrible as the older gentlemen serving the ice cream was lacking basic manners and does not belong in the customer service business. Will not go there again and definitely would not recommend.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby
Still a great steakhouse
By acho of burnaby (7 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 21, 2012 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

Went in to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday at around 8pm. we immediately got our table and our waiter, Ted, was friendly and attentive. After the initial intro, we got our drinks and told Ted we were here to celebrate a birthday. We all ordered the classic dinners which came with salads and the main course. The salads came fast but the kitchen took too long to get our food ready (there were only 4 of us and the dining area had a few emptied tables)

The salads were seasoned and sauced just right. The steaks Steaks were cooked to perfection with enough juice and seasoning but the vegis were bland and undercooked and the zucchinis were bitter. The baked potatoes were great but the size seemed to have shrunk.

After our meals were finished Ted came back with a free piece of mocha ice cream cake for my mother-in-law. Awesome way to end the night for a special occassion.

If the food came out faster (considering it wasn't too busy for a Sunday night) and the vegis were cooked and seasoned more, then I would have given this Keg a better rating. Again our server was outstanding and his service made the food more bearable.

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Tim Hortons3965 North Rd, Burnaby
Horrible
By superchef of Burnaby BC Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 21, 2012 - 3:09am [Take-out]

Email to management:

I was ordering coffee and I ordered a double double, 3 creams and the cashier says double double what? She was smiling but I sensed the frustration and the anger in her face/voice. Maybe you should remind her that you sell COFFEE?? First part of the training regimine should be to watch the commericials where you can pick up the lingo? Maybe memorize it?

I also have a VISA debit card. The cashier does not ask me if it is Debit or Credit and she assumed Credit, even though I had informed her I wanted to pay with DEBIT. It did not go through so the second female rips up my receipt WITHOUT asking if I might want it for my records. I was THOUROUGHLY PISSED off with the attitude and rudeness of both SERVERS. Maybe explain to these two individuals that Tim Horton's is about CUSTOMER SERVICE.

One more thing, my "server" was pouring me coffee and even though there was coffee available, she pauses - makes her CUTOMER wait - as she opens another packet of coffee before she pours the last cup. She did not do that for the white customer. Yes I am brown skinned and I understand you just stopped listening because there is no racism in Canada right. Oh. Unless you are not white. Now you can dismiss my complaint as another one of "those" people making a fuss. Ignore the fact that she IGNORED me as she opened a packet of coffee grounds while a quarter pot was in front of her. The same pot that she eventually used to pour my coffee once she was done making me wait. Maybe it weas not racism, but a complete lack of CUSTOMER SERVICE knowledge.

I expect better service from Tim Horton's personnel. I expect to be treated with respect. Neither individual treated me with respect.

After a quick search online, I see that more than 1 individual has problems with this location. Seems this is an incredibly slow location. Not a surprise that there are others who have problems with this location.

Next time, I will go elsewhere because I want nothing to do with this location or these two staffers.

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Sushi S Japanese Restaurant4739 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Best Japanese restaurant in Burnaby! Must try!!!
By hungrybabie of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

It is hard to find a good Japanese Restaurant in Burnaby, always have to go to Downtown or Richmond for some good Japanese food with great service. Finally, there is Sushi S.

It is located right across Willingdon Church and BCIT, not a bad location. I have passed by Sushi S numerous times, it doesn't look very attractive from the outside, so I thought it is just another typical sushi joint. Until I saw the rating on Urbanspoon, it has 100% likes, then I knew I have to try it out.

Food: Very fresh sashimi, sushi. Green Salad with popcorn (deep fried scallops) was wonderful, the salad dressing was good and the popcorn on the green was a great combination. The Volcano Roll was awesome: nice presentation, it was lightly deep fried, so it had a little crunch, yet the cream cheese inside gave it a creamy texture along with the real crab, avocado etc. a good portion of spicy tuna mounted on top of the "volcano", very yummy.
The Ika karaage disappointed me a little bit. It looked really good but the batter was not crunchy and tasted bland without the thai sweet chili sauce.
Miso soup was okay. Some AYCE restaurants make better miso soup.
hope they will improve on their kitchen food. But the sushi was terrific, and that is the most important thing in a Japanese restaurant.

Service: Superb! Servers were really friendly, always smiled. Prompt service, went the extra mile to make customers happy!!! My sisters and I were really impressed.

Value: Reasonable prices with great food and service. a 5!!!

Ambiance: really bright and spacious inside, a really comfortable setting.

Overall: VERY impressive. Especially the service and the sushi, maybe it is because they are still a new restaurant? I dont know. I really hope they can keep up the good work even when they get busier later. I will definitely go back soon, and recommend Sushi S to all my friends.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
don't waste ur money!
By jud of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 10:08am [Dine in]

i have never been to a restaurant that suppose to be fine dining, with food that was so bad.i expected a lot more for the food especially with the price. Don't get me wrong the view was beautiful, but i rather enjoy the view from outside. We order the calarmi which cost $12 but it was the worst calarmi i have ever tasted. it had no taste ! event the dipping sauce had no taste. then our group of friends order a bunch of entrees. they are all so bad. the steak had no taste. there was no seasoning to the steak. they gave two little baked potatoes that were cut into half pieces with a few small carrots. the potatoes had no taste. worst steak dish ever for $33 dollars are u kidding me. That dish was my bf which i tasted. My dish was the lamb shank. the best part was the smash potatoes otherwise the lamb shank had no taste either. that was barely any veg. they gave me like three pieces of tiny carrots. The lamb was so disappointing, i even make better lamb at home. My other friend order the salmon, the rice was over cooked and over buttered. all u could taste was the butter! no flavor ! we didnt bother tasting dessert because at that point i was so disappointed already. my sugguestion is that if you want fine dining and willing to pay that kind of price for food go somewhere else don't waste your money! if you want to see the view just go up there for the view it has a park on the outside. i'm sorry to say but there was a family having a pinic out the restaurant and their sandwiches looked better then our food.

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Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Exquisite fine dining!
By urbandiner of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2012 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

Simply put the Pear Tree is one of the finest restaurants in town. The tasting menu we had was exquisite. The flavours were all so well balanced and the presentation was very pleasing. The service superb also. Well done Chef Jaeger and staff! We had dined at the Pear many years ago and have not returned since. Big mistake as this is definitely a must go to restaurant despite it's location.

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Bad service, No quality food and Bad service again
By george08 of Burnaby BC, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

Me and my wife went to metro town to celebrate mom's day, we had planned to eat at a Japanese resto since she was craving for shrimp tempura. We have always been dining to Daimasu ( which is a very good place ) whenever we wanted japanese food but since we are already tired we opt to dine at Kawawa Japanese resto. and going to Kawawa was the worst restaurant we had eaten as far as i can remember.

We ordered Tempura Boat and Salmon teriyaki. Salmon teriyaki came out first and we have to wait for another 20 minutes for our second order to come.since we don't want to eat one at a time we waited for the next order to come out of the kitchen.it was not at all busy but the food came out so long. The food has no taste at all and the tempura seems like old.

Worst is that the server nor the manager didn't check us out after they delivered the food,never refill tea or water. NO SERVICE AT ALL.

On our check out our server was cutting orange wedges on the front of the house and didn't even thank us after we pay the bill. All she wants to know is if we had give tips on my visa. The host left the counter after she handed us the credit card machine and didn't bother to check if the payment was approved or not since she never came back to check.

NEVER EVER COME ON THIS PLACE, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED.

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Fatburger4461 Lougheed Highway, #4, Burnaby
Combos no more
By CaptainNemo of Vancouver (97 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 12:06pm [Dine in]

I am very disappointed that they have eliminated the combos. Now, you will need to order your burger and fries seperately. The only combos they have, are the kids menu combos and the special of the day.

I was there and ordered the kids burger combo, because I find that the burgers there are a little too big for me. The lady told me "is it for you ma'am? If so, you can't do that, we can offer you the fat burger, it's the same", but you can't order it as a combo, everything seperate. And then, I the portions for the onion rings are half the size of what they use to be.

Very disappointed. Never going back.

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