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Gen Sushi1933 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Used to be good but won't be back
By spudwil of North vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 9:18pm [Dine in]

We used to go there a lot for lunch with people from work and it was always busy. I took my dad there last week at lunch time and we were the only people there. We were there from 12:30 to 1:30 and only one more couple came in. The food was mediocre to poor and the ambiance is terrible; plastic covering the windows, dark, old furniture, faded hand printed signs on the walls. There are many, better sushi places on the North Shore so we won't be going back.

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District, The13 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Horribel Service
By Easy2Pleasy of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:00am [Dine in]

This is the first review I've ever written. I usually read restaurant reviews on Dine here before I try out a new place but I've never had such good or bad service where I felt inclined to submit a review...until now. I can easily say the worst service I've ever received was at District. It's bad enough you pay an arm and a leg for peanuts but the pretentious service comes along with the pretentious prices. I wouldn't complain about price if the food validated it's cost but in this case I would of preferred to dine at Dairy Queen.
The bartender/server (skinny guy with glasses) couldn't of seemed less than interested to serve us, but when a couple of his male companions joined him at his bar he seemed to forget completely about his customers and focused all his attention on his familiar company, proving that we were nothing more than an inconvenience to his evening.
Management of District, I hope you take your reviews seriously and have some sort of ambition to make your restaurant a more desirable place to dine because for now..word on the street it that you are an over priced mediocre dining establishment to say the least.

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Krua Thai Restaurant1445 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
first and last
By takaya49 of vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

pad thai had bones and sauce was ketchup
red curry coconut beef was horrible
no veggies at all!
no green onion no red peppers no bamboo
meat was chewy
waitress was cute but that won't cut it.
first time I went and last time I'll go.. sorry guys but not sure if there is a chinese cook or your light bill is to high

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
this place is just ok at best. Crispy schnitzels tho.
By redfish of Richmond (23 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

Tried this place for the first time..Schnitzels crispy but very bland. Large selection of types. Service friendly but inefficient and forgetful. Oh and what is with having to stand in the tiny corridor when paying by charge card...? Very antiquated tacky decor including the white vinyl place mats. And for over $18 for our schnitzels we were expecting more than a spoonful of red cabbage as a veg.! Not a very balanced meal that is for sure. Spatzle were good, potatoes passable. Only reason it is busy is that there are so few places with German food in this metore area.

Still missing the Schnitzel house, Budapest and it's later incarnation, the Danube!

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Nektar's Pizza397 N Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
Decent Pizza, Always Reliable
By foodyfudder of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 6:05pm [Take-out]

We have only ordered Pizza from here so we can only review that. Good things are, it's always ready when they say it will be. We usually order Meat Lovers for the kids and Greek or Vegetarian for us grown ups. They use a decent amount of cheese and right amount of sauce so the pizzas are not too dry or soggy. The crust is a little bland, but at least it's not hard or chewy, overcooked or undercooked. Over the years we've probably ordered pizza 40+ times and it's consistent. It is not cheap though, 2 large run about $35. We've tried all the pizza places around here and the kids like Fresh Slice which is way cheaper and they even like Little Ceasars (I can't eat that, find it yucky). Tried Panago but pizza was late and cold, and Deep Cove which is just too expensive for Pizza (even if they call it gourmet, it's still just pizza to me). Raven Pizza is good too, but prefer to eat in and never order it out for some reason. So, Nektars will continue to get our once a month order.

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Yummy Donair & Kebab942 16th Street West, North Vancouver
Very good Persian fast food
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (69 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:21pm [Take-out]

#2 son and I were alone for Friday dinner and having a tug of war over either burgers from the redhead lady's place or anywhere else on the north shore. I had recently noticed the sign for Yummy Donair driving by Cap Mall on Marine Drive, made a mental note and managed to twist his arm into trying a donair takeout from there. Parking is a little sparse at the corner but we managed to squeeze the truck in.The restaurant has seating if you want to eat inside but we were looking for quick takeout. Big skewers of vertically rotating roasting meats occupy the wall behind the counter.

Donairs and kebabs seem to make up most of the meat parts of the menu so we ordered two lamb donairs with everything except lettuce (sacrilege in a true donair). Counter girl asked if wanted them super-sized (extra meat) so we threw caution to the wind and went for it for the extra dollar. Service was prompt and we were out in less than 10 minutes. When we got home and unwrapped them, a couple of big fat pitas burst forth over-stuffed with shaved spiced lamb, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers with a generous addition of garlicky yogurt sauce to hold it all together (sort of....).

They were delicious and somewhat messy towards the latter parts. In hindsight we wouldn't order supersized because we couldn't finish them and I think we'd prefer less meat and more veggies next time. We'll definitely go back and try some of their other non-donair offerings now that I've diverted #2 son from his favorite redhead. Couldn't find a takeout menu or a website for the store so you'll have to linger over the counter while reading their wall menus. Damage was $16...pretty cheap eats for two.

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Wrap Zone1829 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Love this Place
By Sundown of North Vancouver (41 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 11:29am [Take-out]

I have eaten here several times over the past year and every time I have been very happy with my wrap. The servers behind the counter are always friendly. Their menu has many types of wraps, rice bowls, salads and smoothies. I have been working my way through the menu to eventually try every wrap and so far I have been happy with each wrap. I personally favour the 'Santa Fe' wrap (salad wrap) and the 'Jimmy the Greek wrap (rice wrap). I also love that they have 3 choices of sizes from a kids size to large (regular is very filling for lunch). I definitely will go back again and again and recommend it to all.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Bad Service Good Food
By sweettooth101 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 16, 2013 - 8:51pm [Dine in]

For starters id like to say that the service is not acceptable, I waited for my sushi for 30 minutes, and wasn’t even offered a glass of water. I love to eat sushi but having to wait that long was a turn off. Although I waited for so long, the sushi itself it amazing. So I guess I will have to deal with the service and hope they better it, because the sushi was magnificent.

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Honey Doughnuts and Goodies4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
Rating it as 0 in service is doing it a disservice. Worst owner/staff attitude ever!
By Anfield778 of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2013 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

Great food - freshly baked muffins and unique potato bread. Donuts are over-rated in my opinion.

Howver what grates me is that I'm a regular here for many years and have always been treated indifferently. That's fine as not everyone has a cheery disposition at 7 am, but hey when a regular customer walks into your shop every week, the least you could do is to refrain from being rude!

Never going back - you've just lost $600 p,a. worth of business.

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Pier 7 Restaurant+Bar25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Get some Blinds on those Windows
By poorestoliver of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 12:59am [Dine in]

The only thing bright about this new restaurant is the sun shining right through the windows into everyones eyes having brunch on a sunny day. The food was drab and the glasses of coke were small and skinny. On one of the best days in three weeks, the place was practically empty. No wonder. The brunch menu was limited and the food that came to the table was expensive and dissapointing. Most of it was not eaten but the waitress never thought to ask if there was a problem. It was pretty obvious too that we wanted to leave but she just dropped the bill on the table and dissapeared for another 15 minutes. Not good service. Not good food. Not a good experience with the sun burning out our retinas. Overall, a mediocre experience. No wonder they are running on empty.

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Sushi Bella152 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Best sushi on the North Shore
By Dishylo of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, January 11, 2013 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

I've been going to Sushi Bella since moving to North Van almost a year and a half ago and love it. The food is great, my favourites are the crazy California role and the Bella Tower.

The only downside is that it's a small place with such a loyal following and the entrance area is tiny. We always request a table at the end of the restaurant, far away from the door which people keep open when they are lined up outside.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Service poor (widely recognized), food acceptable, ok value, is it worth being treated like dirt? No
By msmith of Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 11:56am [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant a 3-4 times. However, I must say last time was really the last time. I know service was poor but it has reached the tipping point (no pun intended).

We went there one weekday evening for an early dinner. The place was half full. There were 2 waitress (one Chinese, one Japanese). We sat down and after several minutes we were not given menu or anything so I tried flagging down the C one. I yelled so loud that I was pretty sure half of the restaurant could hear me, but she IGNORED me. Later on, I flagged down the J one and complained, but she said nothing other than sorry (seems like the C one is the boss). Later on the food was brought out, and were practically thrown on the table. If I were by myself, I would have made a big scene but I didn't want to make my wife feel embarrassed. The tone of voice of the waitress was just unbearable.

The food is ok (in Vancouver standard), good (in Prairies standard). Combo prices were good, but I don't think I will return because 1)there are many sushi places around; 2)I don't like to be treated the way I was; 3)I think I can afford paying a little more to get some decent service.

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Vaades149 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Best Indian Food on the North Shore
By andycjackson5 of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2012 - 11:22am [Dine in]

I love Indian food... I'm from the UK and I always complain that I can't find Indian food as good as back home... That was until I found Vaades. Kapil and his amazing chef do a fantastic job of creating the best Indian dishes... They will also make them extra spicy and authentic for you. I eat mainly vegetarian and their dishes do not disappoint: the eggplant curry is outstanding. For meat eaters and fish lovers, there are also great curries... Highly recommend :-)

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Chilli Lee Szechuan Cuisine1927 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Best Szechuan on the North Shore
By bushe of north vancouver BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

If your idea of great Chinese food is fried rice and stir fry with black bean sauct, find somewhere else. But if you like Szechuan food, this is the place. Our family loves the ginger beef, wonton in spicy peanut sauce,Szechuan green beans, sweet and sour fish, peppery chicken and all the chow meins we've tried. Food is delivered quickly and hot. The restaurant itself doesn't have much ambiance but at least it is clean.

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Symposio1564 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Disappointing
By bbryson of North Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 12:28pm [Take-out]

Ordered take out from here last night: A tzatziki appetizer, a roast lamb dinner and a calamari dinner.

On the positive side, the Greek salad and potatoes were really good. Potatoes in particular had a great crunch and soft middle. Top notch.

On the negative side, the tzatziki was quite bland. It was more like greek yogurt with some cucumber shredded in. No garlic. Not to my taste at all.

The calamari was good, but the portion was small.

The lamb was at best average, the portion very small, and for the $18 something they charged, was very poor value.

Neither dinner came with rice, which was fine I guess, but meant the presentation fell short.

We don't have a lot of good Greek options in North Van, but I won't be returning to Symposio anytime soon.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Unpleasant experience
By FOOD-DISCERNER of Vancouver (19 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

My dining experience here is so bad that I won't even bother to be prosaic in my description, so I will just enumerate the various points:

1) walk into the restaurant .... weird musty smell --- but your olfactory organs get used to it in about 5 minutes

2) service was prompt as I was early, O order Lunch Special Box 1 with no teriyaki sauce slathered over the beef ....food came 10 minutes later...acceptable

3) The california roll was weird ...they were standing on a wet tray .... I bit into one and the faux-crab filling smelt fishy .....( eww....is it stale, was it from yesterday?!) .....it looks like the faux-crab filling was either defrosted badly so the water thawed onto the tray ?!

4) The "tempura" part cosisted of 1 prawn tempura, I spring roll, and 1 yam tempura....all very oily .....
I ate the prawn tempura and felt my mouth swimming in oil. I put the spring roll where the rice vinegar from the salad dressing remained and tried to "neutralise" the oil still oozing out from the spring roll....I was so desperate I even squeezed their 1 thin slice of orange hoping the acid from the orange juice might globulize the oil from the spring roll.

I left the stinky california roll uneaten, along with the oily yam tempura. One guy sat beside me and ordered a plate of tempura .... my stomach churned as I heard him munching on the deep fried tempura. He order a bowl of rice to go with it .......

To balance it, the waitress did come by to see if my tea needed refilling, but I was so preoccupied with problem-solving Box 1 I didn't even have time to drink the tea.

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Monarch Bakery1823 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Favourite Bakery
By PamRat of New Westminster BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 21, 2012 - 7:56pm [Take-out]

The Monarch Bakery is a little goldmine of delectable goodies at affordable prices. I never miss a visit there at Christmas for their mince tarts, cookies and chocolate logs ... all are outstanding! They also have incredible pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving for a fraction of the cost of the ones in the grocery stores and they are FAR SUPERIOR! I would highly recommend this bakery to anyone living on the North Shore or even in the Lower Mainland. I now travel from New Westminster to purchase their baked goods.

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Golestan Bakery1554 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Sweet Little Bakery!
By lucielight of North Vancouver, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, December 21, 2012 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

This is a sweet little bakery that is clean, friendly and there is always something tasty new to try. There is no doubt that these people are motivated by a passion to serve people in the sweetest way they know.

As a lover of travel I always seek a new flavour, and after speaking with these folks I have discovered that the inspirations for these tasty treats stem both from their homeland of Iran, but also include those of France and Turkey. As I have not yet visited these countries, I am delighted to have the opportunity to taste their beautiful creations. The other wonderful piece about this place is that they are open late, everything is always fresh and they are more than willing to make special treats to meets your dietary needs. I have been going here for many years and always look forward to my next visit.

Happy Treats!!!

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V-Nam175 East 3rd St., North Vancouver
Worst 600 Dollar meal ever!!!
By Kaygee of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 17, 2012 - 8:24pm [Take-out]

So I am an avid pho eater I will eat pho any given day.
I work about a block away from this place and there really is not a lot of other stuff i can grab and eat within my break. So I went to this pho with amazing anticipation I brought it back to my work and prepared my pho except there is one problem the broth was so full, so with this full broth i tried to bring it to my sink and it poured all over my lap top. STUPID MOVE ON MY PART!!!
I decided to give it another chance today by going back and explaining to the server that my food was too full and i needed to be able to just dump the food into the broth with no huge waterfall of over flow. So i explained to the server that I needed it half full because its pretty sketchy walking with a full bowl of hot broth to a sink. I received my food tried to pour the noodles and seafood in and it ended up waterfalling out again only this time pouring all over my cell phone and legs. I have burn marks on my crotch FFS!!!! When I had called and asked for a refund I was told that It was made to prepare at home. when I explained that I had asked for it not so full because i did not have the space to prepare this.. I was blown off. No refund no offer to make it better.
I just get really sick of forigen places who find it okay to never give refunds, or even a free bowl on them since i had explained to the girl that my laptop was ruined before. DONE!
As per other posts i see that this place is going down hill. Just sad!!!
Not to mention it was shitty pho.

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C-Lovers Fish & Chips1660 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
Excellent Food and Great Times Every Time
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

I have been here numerous times and always get the "All You Can Eat Fish and Chips" (Polock) and endless fries and Soda Pop as well.....

I have to admit that the deal is pretty good (not the best type of fish, but for All you can eat $11.99....it's a steal of a deal) It tastes great for what it is. Presentation of the food could be a little bit better, and to be completely honest, don't expect it to be quite as good as "White Spot" but seriously, for $11.99 All you can eat (fries and Pop included) I'm telling you it's a terrific deal and a better value than "White Spot"

Anyhow, I came here on Thursday and for the first time I decided to order the 2 salmon dinner with fries....Pop NOT included... So I paid almost $15 for the 2 salmons with fries, plus $3 for endless pop and I got the 4 piece prawn special at $1.99 (had 2 of those) Every December for the whole month they have the 4 piece prawn special for $1.99 (and if I am not mistaken, they donate $1.00 the the Childrens hospital from the Prawn Special sale)

Anyhow, the Salmon was just magnificent (oh my gosh it was TASTY) and the prawns were just terrific....Even though I paid more for a meal like that, Man was it worth it....just divine, enjoyed the whole thing.

Anyhow, ratings between the two meals.

All you can Eat

Food: 3 - 3.5 / 5

Service: 3/5

Value: 5/5

Ambiance: 4/5 (Yes, it's a small restaurant, but I like it)

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Salmon Dinner:

Food: 4.5 / 5

Service: 3/5

Value: 3.5 / 5

Ambiance: 4/5

So ither way, I like this place no matter what I order. Will definetly return

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