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North Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
C-Lovers Fish & Chips1660 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
A quick and tasty Friday night dinner
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (69 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

So it's Friday night and everyone has plans later that evening so we decided to pop out early for something a bit greasy...... we'd been eating mostly sushi, broiled chicken and salad dinners that week. Loaded lovely wife and #2 son into the car and headed for C-Lovers next to Save-On. We hadn't been there for a few years. The restaurant was only half full although there was a steady stream of takeout customers coming and going, clutching their newspaper wrapped parcels under their arms to shield them from the wind and the rain. At 5pm the customers were mostly seniors which as I recall seems to be a popular time for them at C-Lovers.

We grabbed a window table and ordered right away. Our server was fast, friendly and efficient. We picked a 2 piece cod dinner, a 1 piece cod dinner and a 2 piece haddock dinner. Everything came fresh from the fryer with mounds of fries and coleslaw. Their slaw is crisp, fresh and not overdressed like many...quite refreshing. Fries are home cut, crispy and taste like....wait for it....potatoes.....just the way a frie should taste. The cod was moist and delicious in a thin, light and crispy batter that wasn't overly greasy at all. The haddock is a thinner and firmer filet that carries a bit more batter with it but both were very tasty with malt vinegar and tartar sauce from the table containers. We were comfortably stuffed and not with grease. Next time I might try a 1 piece halibut with a side of their mushy peas.

Decor is what you'd expect for a chain restaurant with high turnover....simple and easy clean. Dinner was done in 30 minutes for $50 including tip. Quick and tasty....no complaints. One of the best fish and chips on the North Shore.

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Mount Royal Bagel Factory701 Queensbury Avenue, North Vancouver
Best Bagels Ever!
By llwendi of Whistler BC (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 12:45pm [Take-out]

So fresh, so yummy right out of the bag. Love all the different kinds. My kids eat 3 /day because they are so good, such a healthy snack. I live in Whistler and am so thankful they get delivered here. My husband and I also love the delicious granola they make.

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Anatoli Souvlaki5 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Best Greek Food in the Lower Mainland
By Seanjohn of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 20, 2012 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

Anatoli Souvlaki is absolutely the best Greek food in Vancouver. The service is top notch and the food is even better. Owners, Iani and Alexi Makris really make you feel right at home when you walk in the door. The ambiance is great but watch out for the belly dancer on Friday nights, she is always looking for a dance partner. All the dishes served at Anatolis are quality, The tarmas is by far the best I have had anywhere. It doesn't have the fish smell I have noticed at other restaurants. The consistency and texture are phenomenal. The calamari, saganaki and dolamades are to die for. All lamb dishes are great, definitely the best country and roast lamb dishes. Take a look at the souvlaki options as well, if you notice the difference between Anatolis and any other Greek restaurant is the fact they serve a pork souvlaki. It is very good, other restaurants dont serve it because it costs more and is harder to cook. Don't be fooled though, the lamb, beef and chicken souvlaki are just as good. No Greek food in Vancouver is cheap and I am willing to pay a little more to go to Anatoli Souvlaki.

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Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Cute, delicious little place
By bormac of East Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

Want outstanding comfort food every time? I always hit Burgoo. Just an awesome little joint for Soup and Sandwich. Everything I've tried I've really enjoyed, and the staff have a smile on their face and recognized me quickly. It took me a while to find a place that made food like Mom used to for lunch, but with the flare of a chef. This is now the place I wish I could hit every single day for lunch or dinner.

Great place to go before heading downtown for a hockey game or concert too! Right by the Seabus and near parking :)

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Woon Lee Inn3751 Delbrook Ave, North Vancouver
BEST Chinese food on the North Shore
By bormac of East Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:25pm [Take-out]

I've tried every Chinese food place within a 30 minute drive and there's none as good as Woon Lee. The ginger beef, chop suey, and sweet and sour pork are Friday night staples. I adore this place's prices, and they nail every one of your favorite american chinese food dishes. It's always hot, crispy, fresh and well spiced/seasoned.

We have been eating here for DECADES now and won't change. The huge leftovers from a very reasonably priced meals make the family happy

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Thai House Restaurant116 W Esplanade, North Vancouver
Some of the best Thai food, not great prices
By bormac of East Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

I LOVE this thai restaurant. The pad thai and panang curry are delicious, and I always try new things which are as good as the last dish. It's got a very clean modern feel and the ambiance is lovely, especially compared to other Thai places. The one negative would be the portion sizes... I find that there are usually little in the way of leftovers after a fairly expensive meal, which I'm used to having at other similar restaurants. If that changed, I'd eat here every week and spend far more $$ on them!! *hint hint*

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Trying to be something they're not
By bormac of East Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

Sushi Town has the feel of a bistro, and the service of a fast food joint. I've visited 5 times now and probably sat an average of 10 minutes waiting for service each time. The waiters speak poor English and make mistakes, never attend their customers once food is delivered and don't bring the cheque around at any point unless you physically get up. The food is nothing special, and not as good as the cheaper faster places around it. Several times it has been overly satly or cold. There is a bar right at the entrance that is still incomplete. Why?! You have been open a couple years now correct?

Don't waste your time and money. There are many other places better and friendlier.

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Ika Sushi965 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
GREAT bang for you buck
By bormac of East Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:11pm [Take-out]

I think I have to be one of the biggest loves of cheap sushi out there. I don't feel that you need to pay huge money for great rice and fish. Ika Sushi is proof positive. Their lunch special - 3 rolls for $6.95 isn't beat anywhere else on the north shore. The portions are huge, it's fast, and always fresh and delicous. There's a reason this place is always a bee-hive of activity. It's one of the best sushi places around

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Delany's Coffee House3099 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver
Great goodies, brutal service
By bormac of East Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

I'ved lived in Edgemont Village for several years and was a fairly frequent patron of Delany's. Their baked goods are outstanding, their specialty coffees are great. Their brewed house blend coffees are bitter and burnt but usually better than Starbucks

Unfortunately, their biggest issue is customer service. From the new faces right up to the season staff, their body language is dreadful and their attitude seems little better. There is hardly a single employee at the Edgemont location who is consistantly polite or who makes me feel welcome. It's well known around the village, everyone knows this but it's inexcusable. Their one major draw over Starbucks should be their customer service but it simply isn't. They desparately need to work on this.

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Basil's Subs125 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Great sandwiches
By cheese_weasel of Coquitlam (5 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

Went to Basil's to use a Groupon (2 sandwiches,pops,chips). Free street parking.

This has got to be one of the best sandwiches I have eaten in a long time. I ordered the pulled pork sandwich. You get to watch them prepare it in front of you. Fresh ciabatta bread toasted and sliced, loaded with pulled pork, real cheese and coleslaw. You can choose your in-house made sauces (quite a few to pick) to complete the sandwich. Just the sandwich would have been filling enough even without the chips and pop.

Staff were nice and it seems the owner is onsite all the time.

Great sandwich, good value, and good staff. Seating is limited so maybe aim for after lunch.

Will definitely add to the lunch rotation.

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Mount Royal Bagel Factory701 Queensbury Avenue, North Vancouver
Best Bagels outside of Montreal!
By lzimich of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 9:49pm [Take-out]

Great local hand made artisan bagels, boiled and baked fresh daily. I found it to be good value and good choice of flavours. They also sell an organic oat granola called Edelweiss Granola, which is the best I have ever tasted. They bring in cream cheese from Montreal and mix their own fresh ingredients, it is the best. My personal favourite is Honey vanilla cream cheese on a warm fresh blueberry cinnamon bagel (only on saturdays)

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Zeitoon1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
High Quality Persian Food
By Bruhn of North Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

Went there with three others for dinner after reading nothing but good reviews on other websites. The praise was well deserved. We started with a hommus dish, which was totally authentic and exquisite in both presentation and taste. Two of us had shishlick lamb kebabs which were juicy and tasted like lamb should. One had the tenderloin AAA beef kebabs which were tender, succelent and of the highest quality. The kebabs were served with saffron basmati rice which was aromatic and delicate to the taste. One of us had the lamp shank. The meat was so tender it fell off the bone and it was marinated with a house sauce that added to the exotic flavour. It was served with basmatic rice mixed with dill weed and lima beans. In a nutshell, relatively simple dishes (like most Persian fare) but presented beautifully and most importantly, which tasted wonderful. All four have vowed to return ASAP. My wife and I will not wait until then and will return first with other friends we plan to introduce this new gem of a restaurant to.

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District, The13 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Consistently good
By spudwil of North vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:42am [Dine in]

We have been here a few times now and have always had good food and service. Yes, it can get a bit loud on Friday and Saturday nights but then go a different night if you want a quieter atmosphere. My husband loves the charcuterie with a variety of cheeses and condiments. We often let the server decide on the combination and surprise us. The little loaf of bread that it comes with is warm and soft. We have also tried the soup of the day (always good, especially the broccoli cheese soup when they have it), as well as several salads. The only thing I've not enjoyed is the pea sprout side salad (tastes like grass). The best thing on the menu is the amazing Thomas Haas chocolate lava cake. Amazing!! Best. Dessert. Ever.

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Pantry Restaurant, The700 Old Lillooet Road, #110, North Vancouver
Great Brunch
By Charley of Montreal (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

While staying at the Holiday Inn on Business for a few days, had a few meals during the week and brunches on Saturday and Sunday. Have eaten in a lot restaurants but I found their Brunches more than excellent for the price. I would highly recommend this Pantry. I'll stop here again when in North Vancouver.

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Cheshire Cheese Inn123 Carrie Cates Court, #218, North Vancouver
Comfort food with a good view
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (31 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

An English pub style restaurant at Lonsdale Quay that is a pleasent location for lunch. The clientele seems to be mainly seniors. The food was good but not outstanding, I enjoyed my salmon burger. There is a wide variety of pub food along with bugers and sandwiches.

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Sushi Katsu1857-1861 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
worst sushi ever
By tinatinatina of Van canada (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

everything tastes old. their raw fish was super mushy, the rice was hard, and the seaweed is stiff and you can't even bite into it. the service is awful. never going back. don't recommend this place to anyone. the small sushi place next door is much better, go there instead.

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Andreas Restaurant153 16th Street West, North Vancouver
WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE on the Northshore!!
By lmgraham of north vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

Absolutely the worst customer service on the Northshore!!! Ordered two chicken dishes - both we were told were souvlaki - when the dishes came - one was chicken on the bone - this ws sent back - now we had to sit and wait for the meal! Then we asked to take our remaining dinner home and they brought the take out container to the table for 'us' to pour our own food into - well that made a nice mess on the table and our laps!!! When I originally asked about why the waitress wouldn't do this for the customer her response was 'most people want to do their own because when its sent back to the kitchen you don't know what might happen to the dish!'????? I said - well I would hope that we could trust you!!!!! We then stood and 'waited' to pay the bill and asked for 2 bags for our food - she had to go back to the kitchen??? for 'paper' bags - it's Vancouver - and it's pouring rain outside!!! Geez! Then when I got home realized that we didn't get the garlic bread that was included with our meal!!!! What a HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!! I then called the next day to speak to the Manager - when I called I got put on hold 3 times - when I tried to start to explain about the bad service and missing garlic toast - he says - 'why didn't you call last night?' OMG - when you come next time we give you 5 - 5 what - 5 garlic toast - I didn't even get to tell about the service he kept cutting me off or putting me on hold - RUDE RUDE RUDE!!!!! NEVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT!!!

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Sushi-man1307 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
My favourite sushi restaurant on the Shore
By jeff_86 of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here at least once a week for almost five years now so I think I'm qualified to review the establishment accurately. I'd like to start by saying how shocked I am at the bad reviews here. Some of the people reviewing it sound like they have never eaten at a sushi joint before. One person complained that the waitress didn't provide them with a plate...? Well, how did they bring the sushi to your table? That's called a plate where I come from. Anyway, on to the review....

Every time I enter, I'm immediately greeted by a server. I never have to wait for acknowledgement even if they are clearly very busy. The servers are very polite and don't bother you with redundant questions about how your day is going unless you initiate. You are brought complimentary green tea like most restaurants offer. Once you put down your menu they are always on top of things and come over to take your order right away. I always receive my food roughly within 4-10 minutes depending on how busy it is. One thing I really love is how I can call them for takeout when I'm literally two blocks away and it's ready by the time I arrive. Amazing.

The food quality is excellent compared to most of the establishments in Vancouver and it NEVER fluctuates. The price is perfect for what you get, which is alot... Try going to the sushi place in Caufield and then compare it with Sushi Man. You get three times as much at Sushi Man! The only other place I eat at on the Shore is Yuko Maki. The price and quality is just about the same there. I love them both but I highly recommend Sushi Man because it's my favourite of the two.

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Andreas Restaurant153 16th Street West, North Vancouver
Frustration
By hrog of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:46pm [Take-out]

I ordered three meals and they said 45 mins. 45 Minutes later they delivered half of the food. It was cold and no better then Mcdonalds... the delivery guy was frustrated because he had to call, which I understand so we gave him a good tip. I then called because half of our meal was missing but we did pay for it and it arrived 2 hours later cold! I won't order again just because you don't know what you will get or when.

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Sailor Hagar's Brew Pub86 Semisch Avenue, North Vancouver
Really bad service
By CMan of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2012 - 12:59am [Dine in]

I was there for a casual Friday for a few drinks and I must say the service was terrible and the food was worst. I wasn't expecting much as we decided to go because we were in the area. The waitress was not attentive and very unprofessional. The nachos were soggy and the beer was served in what I considered a dirty pitcher. All in all a must miss. Don't bother with this place.

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