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North Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Krua Thai Restaurant1445 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Very pleasant surprise - great thai food
By Geez Louise of north vancouver BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

Had a hankering for Thai food, and we found this little place on Lonsdale somewhat by accident. We were very pleasantly suprised by how good the meal was. the dinnig area is very small but felt cozy, not cramped. The service was quick and cheerful, and food was delicious. We'll certainly be back!

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Woon Lee Inn3751 Delbrook Ave, North Vancouver
Great food, great value
By Geez Louise of north vancouver BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 11:18pm [Take-out]

The food is really very good, we thoroughly enjoy it. We've had a variety of dishes- Shanghai noodles, ginger beef, chicken and vegetables in a potato nest, spring rolls, wor wonton, special chow mein - all have been consistently delicious. And no MSG? What a bonus! Our new favourite Chinese food restaurant.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House1634 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Dissappointed
By Gromit of Surrey (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

This place is small, i suppose one could say 'cozy' but that would be stretching things past the breaking point. My family went there on Saturday and found the place busy as to be expected, the lame part wasn't waiting for good food and good service, instead we waited 40 minutes for a crap table right beside the entrance way, a place where no table belongs as you get the constant rush of cold air each time the door opens-which is often. The service was then slow to non existent, i realize they are busy but i would categorize it as grossly understaffed. My pancake was bunt on the bottom (another sign of a rushed establishment being run on the cheap) my coffee was only refilled once and the service was rude and short. Non apologetic for the lousy service and i won't be coming back to this location. De Dutch is an otherwise great place to eat but this place is awful and needs to be reviewed on how they run things, either pony up and hire more people or limit your already limited seating.

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Cheshire Cheese Inn123 Carrie Cates Court, #218, North Vancouver
Great View / Good Food
By Allan Cassidy of north vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 13, 2012 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at Cheshire Cheese Inn at Carrie Cates ( Lonsdale Quay ) in North Vancouver a few times. I had the Prime Rib, a couple times which was very good, how ever only available on weekends, fri. & sat. nights. Also I have had the Fish & Chips Dinner a couple of times also. and that was good as well. inside Cheshire is comfortable and lots of room. The view looks out at Vancouver's Harbor, which is a Spectacular view, so I would recommend it, so have a meal and enjoy the view,,, Allan Cassidy

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Bubbling Bubble Tea House1252 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Best bubble tea I've ever had!
By TAWhiston of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 2:34am [Take-out]

The bubble tea was amazing and the guy working there (may have been the owner) was really nice and provided excellent service, will definitely go back next time I'm in the area. I highly recommend the Peach milk slush, although there are so many flavours to choose from, I was very spoilt for choice!

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All Day Cafe123 Carrie Cates Court, #147, North Vancouver
A very good cup of coffee
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 2:11am [Dine in]

I'll admit at the start. I only had a cup of coffee.

However, it was a darned GOOD cup of coffee.

The young woman working there was friendly. The coffee choices ample. I chose a volcanic roast. It was HOT, the way I like it and very tasty.

Excellent ambiance on a quiet evening overlooking the water.

Note to readers - this is a just a little place in Londsdale Quay - it is not a fine dining establishment, it is a self-serve coffee bar (for the purpose of my visit). However, the coffee was very good and I could not have asked for a nicer environment to enjoy it.

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Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
no BANG for your buck
By canuckie of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

my family and I tried this restaurant about a week ago. I was excited to give it a try because it was on a popular TV Food show.

We ordered the same entrees as what was shown on tv. We were dissappointed because the portions were not the same as what we saw on the TV. in actuality it was much smaller. The vegetables looked and tasted over cooked and the pastry on the meat pie was quite dry. Half of the fries on my son's plate were burnt and the sandwich that came with it lacked substance.

We were also disappointment when the waitress told us that two people cannot share an entree that each person must order a minimum $5 worth from the menu or there will be a $5 sitting charge for each individual who didn't place a qualifying order. My younger daughter has a small appetite and would normally share from her brother or sister, but this time I had to order her a whole entree and ended up taking it home and with another charge for the take out container.

I am giving a low rating for Tomahawk because:
#1 the dining area was small and cramped, it was litterally elbow to elbow seating. Not comfortable at all.
#2 the wait staff were rarely available for table service.
#3 the food quality and portion size was not worth what they charge for it
#4 we were made to feel herded in to eat, then hurried out so they could seat the waiting customers.

we will not be returning to this restaurant.

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Rockford Wok Bar Grill1493 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Amazing food
By hyperdo of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

This place was one of the best restaraunts that I have ever been to in my life. My family and I went there because one of our neighbors had suggested it. We walked in, and were seated in the back near a TV and we watched soccer to pass the time. The lighting was nice and not too bright, and we were served immediately. We got the fish tacos and palmito dip nachos, as well as a mumbai bowl. The fish tacos were to die for, and the dip was very rich and cheesy. The bowl was still great, but not up to compare with the others.
For dessert, we got a huge bowl of ice cream that was very beautifully made with strawberries, chocolate syrup, and other delicious toppings. The only bad thing about this was the price, it was completely worth the money and more. It totaled out to $55, and that was fine for us. A great restaraunt, i would suggest going there.

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Andreas Restaurant153 16th Street West, North Vancouver
Cheap and good
By hyperdo of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

This was a great restaraunt, me and my family went out one night, and got a huge platter fro the 4 of us for $22, and it was decent food. There was almost enough left over for the next night. It was filling, and I want hungry till the next days afternoon. After the dinner, we got a complimentary loaf of home-made bread that was left over after the days baking. It was still warm, and very large. The service was fine, took around half an hour to get our food, and free refills. The ambiance was not great, some waiters were shouting to the chefs, and it want very peaceful, but that didn't bother us. All in all, a good cheap night for some good food.

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Kolbeh Restaurant731 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Yummi dishes!!!!!!!!
By ShivaF90 of North Shore (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

I went to this restuarant again about a week ago and I had chicken and beef mixed donair and WoW! It was so gooooooood and heavy. also I had their kebob , soups, Felafels and also their lamb head soup and Wow! I proffer u to try their food and specially their lamb head soup.

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Sweet Carrie's Dessert Shop123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Worst Diplomat Cake Slice Ever. Server not accurate.
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 5, 2012 - 9:37pm [Dine in]

Checked out the Quay and was craving something sweet to have with a coffee. I spotted this bakery, but there was literally no-one attending the counter. Went for a short walk, browsing the Quay and returned .. still no one. Went for another short walk and returned to find an disinterested Asian man behind the counter.

I asked if the Diplomat Cakes were made with real butter. The man did not seem to understand me at first. I asked again. He said, "Yes. Butter."

I bought a slice for $3.25 plus tax. I ate it at the tables near the window with the nice view of Vancouver.

I should have just had a coffee and thrown the $3.25 into the water fountain outside. It was the worst Diplomat cake I have ever had. It had ZERO flavour. If butter was used in the frosting - it would have been 0.01% added to shortening. I didn't taste any buttery flavour at all. It tasted like nothing.

Gross. Never again.

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Belmondo Cafe2075 Old Dollarton Road, North Vancouver
One of North Van's best place for simple meal or snack
By interactbiz of North Van (34 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

This is my favourite spot for a real coffee latte, made with freshly ground beans that were roasted nearby a few days before. Great hot or cold sandwiches along with freshly baked pastries, cookies and snacks. Simple surroundings kept impeccably clean.

Instead of buying from international chains that offer factory foods, at Belmondo Cafe, you get healthier, tastier food and support local merchants.

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Cazba132 W 16th St, North Vancouver
Middle Eastern comfort food
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

My gf has been bringing me takeout from here for nearly a couple of years now and only recently did I finally make my way here to dine in with her.

The location is tucked away off Lonsdale but from what I've been told, it's almost always extremely busy. They have more floorspace next door so larger groups can dine without bumping elbows. At the main site, the tables by the front doors are quite cramped together to maximize seating capacity but the loud ambiance drowns out most nosy patrons. They do what they can with the space, but on a cold rather night it's a bit off-putting.

Even with the limited table space, we ordered quite a few dishes for the two of us. My gf's lamb shank (baghali polo) was braised to a fork tender and came with a lima bean rice scented with dill. I ordered a combination meal which came with one beef and one chicken kabob, served with grilled tomato and rice (bakhtiari). The kabobs were simply made with little seasoning and perfectly cooked with both our entrees chased with the apparently ubiquitous shallots and yogurt (mast-o moosir). In addition to that, we ordered an accompanying dish called fesenjoon, which was a pureed pomegranate and walnut mix topped over white chicken meat. It was an interesting mix of sweet and tang and was really a meal in itself. Portions are more than generous as you get a large amount of meat along with carbs.

Our server was one of the friendliest we've had in a long time, especially given the full house. It wasn't anything over the top at all, but he certainly made us feel welcomed.

Simply put, this is my kind of comfort food.

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JJ Bean House of Coffee333 Brooksbank Ave, #360, North Vancouver
I like this place, but
By CoolDiner of North Vancouver, BC (25 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

This is a great location - right next to a Starbucks (which I avoid). I like JJ Bean - coffee is good, food is good, and pastries are good. Good solid fare by electic staff who seem to know their coffee and enjoy working there. But, here's the rub, why is the coffee never piping hot. It cools down when I add a touch of cream - ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - I just hate that; and when I ask for a spot of hot milk, they get all snotty on me and ask for an extra .50c. Dammit man, I don't want a latte (if I wanted milk favoured with coffee then I would order the damn thing).

But I did notice that the music they were playing was really great coffee shop stuff - Sinatra, some Big Band, Charlie Parker - great jazz as is proper and right for coffee bars. Not the vomit-inducing Top 40, which is what they used to play (and maybe still do - but not on the day I visited).

Also - when I visited a few weeks ago, the paper-towel dispenser in the men's room was broken; on another recent trip (yesterday), it was still broken. What gives?

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Harmony Donut And Deli Shop2945 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Best Donuts is town!
By gildor of lions bay. bc (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:10pm [Take-out]

This place is an old fashioned Donut shop with Character and GREAT tasting donuts!!. The place is riddled with collectables still in the original packaging! kind of a flea market feel... very cool. Maple peanut donut is to die for. They also have very well priced and delicious deli sandwhiches. Lets keep this long time donut shop alive! Saport the little guy!

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District, The13 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
worse burger experience ever
By lisichan of Coquitlam, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 1:49pm [Dine in]

Decided to try this place out after hearing what a negative experience a friend had. And I almost wish I didn't!! Went on a friday night, so naturally it would be a bit busy. Luckily we got there before dinner rush I guess.
Ambiance looked confusing. It look as if you combined a lounge and burger shack together. Worse, they only had one rest room. Which looked poorly maintained. You would think that a restaurant this "busy" would have more than one?
The service was soo slow, even just waiting for our water took forever. Waiting for a refill took even longer!! You would think that the servers would know the #1 rule in serving is never let the glass be empty. It's as if the owners just hired young servers still in high school to fit their restaurants "young" and "trendy" appearance.
Luckily the food wasn't that bad. The fries were cold, but they weren't great anyways so didn't miss out on much there. Also, condiments such as ketchup are an extra 25c. Seriously? Had I known I would've brought ketchup packets from McD,
Would I go back here? Definitely not. For the price we paid we could get something ALOT better at Rockford which isn't too far from there.

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Aka Tom-Bo751 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
If your looking for really great sushi that almost melts in your mouth, you should eat here!!!
By Foodtastesgood2012 of North Vancouver, BC. CANADA Lonsdale (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 27, 2012 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

This place has it all i serious i have tried them all when it comes to sushi places and I'm not kidding this place even has a roll called the Crystal Roll, when you place it in your mouth it practicality devolves. It wrapped in a rice paper and the flavour is just making you think oh i could eat 20 of these there so good. My other favourite one there is the Ocean Garden Roll, but for me they know what i want every time i come in just ask for the sample roll its got crab, avocado wrapped up in a cucumber roll with no rice or seaweed. My 3rd roll for me is the Spicy Tuna Delight this is really good, it has that little kick to it that makes you coming back for more.

If you think this cant be for real please come back here and tell me your experience!

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KFC2255 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Very Poor Service
By shelly213 of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 27, 2012 - 12:40am [Take-out]

We ordered 8-pcs of chicken, 12pcs of cupcakes and 1 med. size gravy. When we got home, we realized that KFC forgot to include the gravy! After 3 days, we decided to stop by the same KFC and ordered chicken for take out. I told the lady about the gravy incident and she asked me if I called that night. I told her no. She said you should have called and we could log it in. In my mind, how should I know that I would need to call????!!!! She didn't gave me my gravy $1.99 worth. Right then and there, I decided never to come back to this outlet again!!! FOR A $1.99 WORTH OF GRAVY, KFC has lost me and my family as their weekly customer.

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Cove Sushi449 North Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Only good for take out...
By WeLoveFood of North Vancouver (53 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

The sushi is decent and dinner boxes are good. Noodles in soup aren't good at all. Take out is fine but out of the many (20?) times we've tried to dine in, it's usually a lesson in frustration. The female servers are particularly clueless. You can wait forever for your food and they just avoid looking at you the whole time. Last time I was there my son got his food after 35 minute wait and after he finished eating, I waited another 10 min for my food. Awkward. Other times they've forgotten parts of our order, substituted items in bento boxes without telling you and just generally have no clue how to give decent service, yet they always expect a tip. Like I said, take out and stay out.

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Bravo Cucina1209 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Incredibly, Seriously, Mediocre
By foodyfudder of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

We like good italian. Our standbys are Umberto's and Carmelo's. Living on the far end of the north shore, though, sometimes you just don't wanna drive so far..... Last Friday, we made a reso for 4 of us here and arrived a few minutes late. Our table wasn't ready, no worries, we were offered seats at the bar. The place was pretty full, good sign. We sat at the bar and surprisingly were not offered anything to drink. They seemed short staffed and too busy to make eye contact with us. After 10 min, my hubby flagged a guy down and got a couple of beer. Then our table was ready. We ordered mussels, tomato boconcinni, mains were a duck special, ossobucco and peppercorn steak washed down with a couple of decent bottles of red. Thinking back, mediocre is shooting a little high. The tomato bocconcini had tomatoes that I would not have purchased to serve to my own family, never mind serve to restaurant patrons paying $11.00 for six slices of tomatoes and minuscule slices of bocconcini. They were not ripe, not fresh (previously cut?) white at the core, grainy and in certainly the cheapest tomatoes available. To their credit they replaced the salad with a new one and I was so starved, I ate it, but it was just marginally better. The mussels were unremarkable and the portion size was below standard for the price. The Ossobucco presented nicely but the sauce tasted strange. We've had this dish in other restaurants that when done beautifully makes you dream about the taste for weeks afterward until you have to go back and have it again in the same place. This is not such a case. Again, well below mediocre. The duck special was done in a cassis sauce and the best thing about the dish was the veggies. The duck was dry, bland, and I wanted to forget I'd ordered it as soon as I bit into it. The best dish of the evening was the peppercorn steak. That was several notches above mediocre but at this point not enough to bring up the total score. The service was decent and unobtrusive, although in Italian restaurants we usually see a little more flare, but not here. Our glasses were full and the waiter was awake, that's about it. All in all, we had a nice evening out because our focus during the meal was the company and not the restaurant. But when you get home after dropping a few hundred bucks on a meal you do tend to dissect it a little the next day to decide if you'll be going there again or trying somewhere else. Our conclusion on this was, "been there, done that." We'll look for someplace else.

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