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Burnaby Restaurant Reviews
Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Not up to the hype
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

Sadly I have to echo what other people are saying here about Anton's...the amount of time one has to spend waiting to get a seat and the actual experience eating there is not worth your time or money. Yes, the portions served are huge and if you take the leftovers home they can serve you as food for days, but during my last visit I was not really sure I wanted to take home my food and continue to eat it.

The line-ups are huge, even when I came at a non peak hour. It is a bit disappointing that despite arriving before it got crowded (quarter to five) it was still difficult to find a table. If this is what it is like at a non-crowded hour, how will it be during normal ones? And this is even when we had made a reservation! 50+ minutes is too much for me when it is supposedly not peak time.

The food was bland and the quality of the pasta is not that great. My linguine pescatore lacked taste and the fettuccine tasted undercooked and with a taste-less tomato sauce. I took two bites of it and knew something was off. My date did not seem to enjoy his meal either. The service was not much better, to say the least. The staff was almost non-existent and quite uninterested in attending us, which was a pity. If it were not for the drinks or the lasagna, which they almost forgot to bring, I would have deducted another star.

If you are planning on coming here, think about quantity and not quality. There is better quality Italian out there. Seriously. I am saddened to say this because Anton's is a famous restaurant that has been around for a while.

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Ramies Restaurant4287 Kingsway, #9, Burnaby
Trying it for the first time, won't be returning food sub par
By camshaft of cloverdale (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

I like purchasing the entertainment book so that it forces me to try new restaurants out of my area. Normally this is a great experience and I get to enjoy a great meal.
Unfortunately Ramies is not one and I will not be returning anytime soon.

Normally I would order chicken souvlaki but decided to try something different. And I ordered the chicken with lasagna
The chicken was pretty good but the lasagna was disgusting and Ramies should be embarrassed to be serving it. It was a dish of baked pizza sauce and noodles with cheese on top. Had no flavor or seasoning and shouldn't even be called lasagna. It was so bad I couldn't eat it.... I have ordered lasagna from the local pizza place 1/4 cheaper and it was better.

With alot of positive reviews I was expecting something better but driving from surrey to Ramies was a complete waste of time..

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Days Thai7245 Canada Way, Burnaby
My Favourite Thai In Burnaby
By kawai gaijin of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

I spend half of the year in Osaka and I eat in a lot of restaurants in Vancouver as well as Japan, and I can truly say that James' little hole in the wall Thai food restaurant on Canada Way is excellent value and always a good dining experience. I live too far away for delivery, so I can't comment on that, but there is always room in the place when I go after 7 PM for dining in. My son loves the chicken and beef satay with peanut sauce, and my daughter is crazy about the lettuce wrap dish that is so good. My wife and I usually share 3 or 4 curry dishes and a stir fry between us. We never finish everything, but that's OK, we love left-overs! Give it a try, you'll like it.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes9855 Austin Ave, #173, Burnaby
Food was horrible.
By keeper14 of Port Moody (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

My husband, Aunt and myself stopped in there for lunch after shopping at Lougheed Mall. I ordered the grilled chicken, bacon burger and my husband and Aunt got the double BLT sandwich. All of the meals had bacon that was sloppy and undercooked. The lettuce on all three was wilted and gross and the bread on the sandwich and bun on the burger (which was supposed to be grilled and wasn`t) were soggy. We were tight for time so suffered through what we could eat. We told the waiter that the food wasn`t that great and all he offered was ``sorry but I`ll still have to bill you``. We paid and left very unsatisfied with the experience. Don`t think we`ll every waste our time trying that location again.

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Akira Sushi4219 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Really enjoyed the BBQ eel
By suren of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

The food here is cheap and good. I had the BBQ eel which was delicious. The service here is great too. Perhaps the best part of this quaint neighborhood joint is the value for money. Considering that this is probably the best sushi I've had in Burnaby, the prices are pretty cheap. Will definitely be back again !

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Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant4088 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Freaking GROSS - Vegetarians BEWARE
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

I got the vegetarian vermicelli bowl. The receipt even said VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLL vermicelli bowl. I was starving and ate quickly. I was half way through the sesond spring roll when I realized they were PORK. NOT an acceptbale mistake. I feel sick. DO NOT go there if you are veggie.

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby
great pizza in North Burnaby
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:49pm [Take-out]

I've dined here a couple of times in the past year. What I remember most is how loud it gets inside with the high ceiling and music cranked. My first choice for Italian food in N.Bby was down one block but is now closed, so I thought I'd try Cotto again for take out. Kept it simple with a couple of pies and a salad. The pizzas are small but it's the quality that makes them shine....thin crust and not overloaded with toppings. If you want to get stuffed or feed the kid's soccer team, go to Pizza Hut. One small suggestion to the staff....if someone has ordered salad with their takeout, please don't pack it with the hot food - warm salad is sad.

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Horrible food
By Maria regala of Metro town (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

We had a lunch today with my kids 10/25/2014 11:30am. The food is horrible, chicken/beef teriyaki is so cold, chicken karagee is not cook properly, smelt fish is so cold and mostly everything! When we get home we got sick (stomach ache).. Is just really horrible.. I don't really want to recommend this restaurant to anyone for what happen! We won't coming back and i will tell the world how horrible is their food.. I think they keep the leftover food and used it the next day! Thats bad.. Shame on you whoever working in the kitchen you know your food is old or uncooked you still serving it!

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Little Billy's Steakhouse6785 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
two Solids and two Medoicres
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

First the "Solid" features....The ambiance is warm, dark wood and cosy. The service was professional and courteous. Free parking.

The Mediocre.... The saganaki appetizer was great. The greek salad and Kalamari was your usual fare. But the Prawn Souvlaki was bland and all the accompanying cooked vegetables were just taking up space.

The volume of the music was too high. It made speaking to others at our table an effort. The other patrons talking added to the volume (which I know you can't do much about).

It's great that there's a place like this in North Burnaby and big eaters would probably like it.

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Chicken Delight7624 6th St, Burnaby
Very poor food not anything like locations back east.
By bigblueboy of surrey (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 6:30am [Take-out]

I first had the mis-fortune of running into this location when I lived in New West 5 years ago. First I am from Winnipeg and have enjoyed this brand of chicken,pizza, and ribs for over 20 years. This place is a total rip-off and is NOTHING like its food back in Winnipeg. Chicken had no taste the pizza was dry and very little in toppings, and the ribs where like shoe leather. I have complained here and its head office back in Winnipeg and heard nothing. So sad I will never go back better of to go to KFC.

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Cristos Greek Taverna4624 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Food - Romance and Dancing - You cannot say no
By AnitGreek of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

Last Saturday my friend and I decided to go out for Greek food. I suggested Cristos in Burnaby because I had been in the restaurant before and the food was great. My friend came along mostly because I told her that there was going to be belly dancing - and she wanted to see the show.

We arrived at 7 PM and we were treated with a smile at the door. The man wearing a costume from the Greek islands (as he told us) informed us that we were just in time for the show. We started with calamari (to die for) and as the food arrived so did the belly dancer. A very pretty Brazilian girl named Carla entertained us. Everyone was clapping and from time to time all the customers were screaming "OPA" and laughing as the staff kept breaking plates down by the bar.

My friend ordered the lamb shoulder and I ordered the special which was "lamb cigar" or as we were told a meat pie, made with fylo and lamb (rolled like a fat cigar); and all the spices. It was so tasty... from another world for $15 - with rice, potatoes, pitta, Greek salad and satziki. I never tasted such food before and we were told that this food is not made in any other Greek restaurant. Apparently, the owner (Leo - the man with the costume) from time to time goes back to his childhood memories and he creates all types of different Greek dishes. He also prepares and makes Greek coffee for the customers and then he reads the coffee cup - not that we tried that!

Of course, the night was not over. Down below, there was a BD party. The staff sang happy BD and they took the older woman by the bar to break a plate. She just did not want to do it. We heard her saying that she never broke a plate in her life. But eventually she agreed to do it for the "Good Luck!". And then the owner took 2 young customers and danced a greek song with them around the tables. That was fun to watch. Truly cultural!

As we were commenting on the food and the ambience of the restaurant - real wonderful plants hanging from the roof and big flowery plants adding to the floor decor - suddenly the lights dimmed to a minimal and the Greek music changed to a soft loving music by Julio Inglessias. Only the candles by the cables were on. We started laughing because we could not believe the coincidence. Romance in a Greek restaurant. Now, the owner was circulating around the tables, wearing a white lab coat pretending to be a scientist, offering every single customer "test tube babies"; actual test tubes having a small amount of alcohol. That's Greek hospitality he said to give something back to the customers. Wow... that little drink was delicious... Lemoncello and Merlot wine and Cinzano and whatever else.

Apparently the owner dances all the time and he treats all customers like they are his friends. And the server told us that sometimes they sevre small jello shooters for free! I don't know if there is another restaurant that does this but I know that... my friend and I spent a night in Greece. What a night! What a delight!

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Thai Cafe4160 Hastings St, Burnaby
GOod Thai
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:01am [Dine in]

pad thai and a curry. Both very good. Pad thai tasted as it should... NOt too salty as other review said ,, just perfect. Spring roll was full and crispy - perfect. CUrry also very good. A good basic thai joint I'd return r

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Terrible, Terrible and Terrible
By Miss Trump of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

All I can say is everything was terrible, food, service, management. We never had such bad experience going to a restaurant. Our advice is "DO NOT GO THERE". The portions are big but the quality is zero. People line up because they get a big plate of cooked pasta. That is all because the portion are big but the food is absolutely terrible.

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Deer Lake Wonton House5107 Canada Way, Burnaby
Nothing special
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

I think my title sums it all. How I feel about this place overall and in general. I don't know why I come here when there are so many other Chinese places to choose from. Maybe it's like one of those bad habits which you can't drop because you have been doing it for long. The only thing I like from here are their lunch specials. Otherwise I find the prices to high for me. I have a hard time liking their spring rolls, let alone their bbq duck. The broth tastes like nothing! I usually like their fried rice dishes with chicken and pork but they were tasting kind of burnt. Like I said, I don't know why I keep on coming if the food is not good and too expensive.

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Anatolia's Gate Restaurant7084 Kingsway, Burnaby
What happened, Anatolia?
By coopb34 of Buranby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

Anatolia used to be a breath of fresh air in the neighbourhood for being a different type of food. Everything in the area, or what I am used to eating is either Mexican, Indian, Thai or Chinese. Boring. But then there was Anatolia with Turkish food. Sure, it never was the most presentable or prettiest restaurant around, but at least it had good food.

While these things havent changed, Anatolia seems to have gone downhill or plain simply: bad. The lavash bread was seriously the only thing I liked. But I don't go to a restaurant to eat just bread. I had to wait nearly half an hour for my order and when I told the waiter he gave me a nasty look and didn't come back for the rest of the night. He also didn't come back with the bread which my friend was missing. I couldn't finish the Tsatizki and the chicken curry was super bland and cold. If Anatolia wants to keep its customers, they need to educate their staff and regain their food standards.

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Cristos Greek Taverna4624 Hastings Street, Burnaby
A great surprise.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 8, 2014 - 10:31am [Dine in]

The original plan was to go to the restaurant across the street. When we got there, found out that they close on Sundays. It was already 8pm so don't feel like driving some where else. So what do you do? You pivot and look around. Hmm, a greek restaurant across the street and it's open! So in we go.

Usually it's not a good sign when you walk into a restaurant and there are only 2 other patrons sitting at a table in the corner. But they are open! So we were greeted and sat at a table by the window. The interior looks like any other greek restaurant, blue, fake plants, bronze cook wares/decors on the wall, but this one feels oddly cozy. Maybe because of the wide open layout and the high ceiling.

Menu looks typical. Ordered the calamari which the waiter proclaimed as "the best calamari in town", their "best dish in the house" lamb shoulder, and the chef's new creation, smoked salmon. After those claims, me and the missus anxiously waited for our food so i could call the waiter a liar.

Calamari came. Gone in sixty seconds! How bout that, an honest waiter. Their calamari is now tie as "the best calamari in town" in my book. Would definitely go back for more if i'm in that area. Because the other best is only 5 mins from our home.

The lamb shoulder and smoked salmon arrived on our table. Portion was good, be prepare to pack some leftovers. The rice has good flavour, the potatoes were delicious (which i rarely touch in other greek restaurant), the greek salad is well, normal greek salad (not a bad thing).

The lamb is tender. No knife needed here. Could use a bit more seasoning though. But, above average as is. The smoke salmon should be on the menu!! It's a crime of cruelty to serve that to people and then take it away. The agony of not tasting that would be a torture. Ok, maybe that's a bit dramatic but that smoke salmon will make you say "OMG".

I gave a rating of 3-solid for the food because this was my first time here. Although the meal should get a 4 for food, it won't be fair to give a high mark based on one sitting.

Overall, i would go back. The food was great. The service was excellent. Darryl (the waiter) is very attentive and hilarious. And he ain't a liar.

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Golden Pita Lebanese Restaurant9630 Cameron St, Burnaby
fantastic lebanese food
By j_zimmermans84 of Delta BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:21pm [Take-out]

We are originally from Montreal and every where you look there are delicious lebanese restaurants in every city.

This restaurant is by far the best one hands down that we have tried since moving to BC. The shawarma is amazing, the garlic sauce is delish... the falafels are fresh. Couldn't be happier.

We live in Delta and the drive is totally worth it.

It also helps that both the owners, Imran and Jad are very friendly and know how to make killer food.

Trust me it is totally worth a try! We can't get enough!

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Minoas Greek Taverna3823 Kingsway, Burnaby
Save yourself, don't go there.
By pc7999 of Burnaby (48 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 9:58am [Dine in]

There are two good things in this review and i'll get them out of the way before the review. 1) The lamb chops was perfectly cooked. Tender and juicy. 2) the vegetables in tomato sauce was delicious.

With that out of the way, here we go. The restaurant needs a refresh. The chairs were wobbly, the table surface and the menus were sticky. The decor are dated. Maybe their food could help me get over that. But nope. The food made it worse.

The greek salad. Half a cup of vegetables drizzled with olive oil, a little bit of cheese, and water. Yes, there are quite a bit of water left on the saucer. At least you know they wash the vegetables. In hindsight, i should have save that salad to go with the lamb chops.

The calamari. $9 and i'm still looking for the other half of the portion. There are less than 30 pieces of squids there and those are small pieces. And the taste, oh the funny taste. So bad. It looks and smells like calamari but there is a weird taste there. As if they re-use the oil from previous night. And it's bland. Even the tzatziki sauce is also bland with a weird consistency. It looked like it's been sitting in the fridge for more than a day.

The lamb chops as i have wrote were perfectly cooked. Such a waste because it was so so so salty. Thank goodness for the vegetables in tomato sauce. I used it to flavour the bland rice and that helped with the salty lamb.

As some has said the service is lacking. No smile and no energy. I could see that some of the servers are at odds at each other. Even when you try to pay, you feel like you are bothering them.

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Amorosa Pasta House7874 Edmonds St., Burnaby
Create your own pasta!
By autwrn of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 15, 2014 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

Despite what the description says, Amorosa is a mesh of Italian and Greek. Service can be a little slow but the pasta is consistently good. I have had to take my food home most of the times I come here though, because the portion sizes are quite huge. Even my boyfriend, who is not a light-eater, has taken portions home. I like their polpette and catoccio, but most importantly their make their own pasta section. You can choose up to three different ingredients, pasta, and sauce (pesto costs an extra $2.00 btw).

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
A Great Place to Recommend
By Eatingpro34 of Vancounver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 11, 2014 - 10:40pm [Dine in]

I went to both locations of Sushi Station and I enjoyed everything. The interior design is attractive and the food is not the best, but it isn't the worse. The price is something that most people can afford. Although it was busy, the waiter still took time to help us and they had good manners. The food was tempting as it came to our table. It is a good place to eat when you are trying for something new. I'm definitely coming back!

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