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Basil's Subs125 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Best Pulled Pork Sandwich place in North Shore
By robertsims120 of North Vancouver District (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

Bought their groupon and went with my family this weekend to try their pulled pork sandwich and must say....Very Impressed
Have never had this kinda pulled pork sandwich for years
My Wife had Spicy Chicken and it was served with veggies and homemade pesto sauce which was delicious....
They were very busy ,I can see why..
Definitely going back next week...

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Fishworks Restaurant91 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Lunch at Fishworks
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (31 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 5, 2012 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

I joined two friends here for lunch. I had heard that it was a good restaurant for seafood; but my impression was that it is nothing special. I had the bouillabaisse; the positive was that it was loaded with shellfish and fish, but the taste was not there. Both my companions had the lobster bisque and rated it very good. One had the albacore tuna sandwich and rated it mediocre, the other had the salmon and rated it good. Overall it was a pleasant lunch, but the restaurant did not give me a reason to return.

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Chilli Lee Szechuan Cuisine1927 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Not good at all :( Disgusting food!
By kiwikidcanada of North vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:08am [Dine in]

So the decor is nice, service is friendly, however the food was terrible!
My go to for any new Chinese is a chicken fried rice, and beef and black bean. Well mine was horrible, fried rice was just flavorless hardly any sign of chicken, and the black bean was all vegetables with a small sprinkle of beef, which was super chewy, the sauce was like water :(
I won't be going back. I'd prefer to go to Coral Court on E3rd, now that is amazing Chinese food.

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Lobby, The138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Travelzoo coupon deal
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (31 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 9:42pm [Dine in]

We took advantage of a travelzoo deal to try this restaurant in the Pinnacle Hotel at Lonsdale Quay. The food was very good, crab cakes for me were very good, my companions salmon gravlax was even better. We both had the filet oscar and it was again very good. The service throughout was good but at times it was a bit slow. My only complaint was the ambient noise, from the music, the tvs and other dinners it was difficult to have a conversation. Overall an excellent meal.

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Symposio1564 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Flabbergasted
By Jlparker101 of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 24, 2012 - 11:29am [Dine in]

Talked my friends into going to Symposio on Friday evening at 6:30 pm for my birthday dinner, they would have preferred Mythos. As it turned out I should have listened to them as the service and attitude of the chef/owner was terrible, the worst I have ever experienced.

We had reservations and arrived at 6:30 pm, the waitress took our drink and dinner orders within about 15 mins. We received our drinks about 7:00 pm, but no sight of food, not even the humus and pita. By 7:30 pm we were getting very hungry and called one of the waitresses over to ask when we could expect our food, we were told by the almost non-English speaking waitress that ‘kitchen was busy – not her fault’. We tried to explain that we had 2 diabetics at our table and could she at least bring the humus and pita. Keeping in mind that the restaurant was only about half full the whole time we were there. About 15 minutes later another waitress brought salad, humus and pita bread, again we asked about our main meal and said we had arrived at 6:30 pm, it was now close to 8:00 pm. Finally, about 8:15 pm we received our main meal. I will say the food was good, the attitude and service of the waitresses was bad.

Shortly after finishing our meal, close to 9:00 pm, the chef came over to our table, we thought to apologize for the long wait for our meal, but OH NO, the reason for his visit was really to ask why we complained about the delay in the food. That waiting an over an hour is standard in a good restaurant and that since the food is so good it’s worth the wait. We mentioned that our concern was that there were 2 diabetics at the table and if we were told that the meal was going to be delayed we would have gone elsewhere. He then went on about did we think that the front part of the restaurant made him money – NO he said. If it wasn’t for the take-out orders he would be out of business. We reinterated that all we wanted was our salads or pita and humus so that we could start our meal and he said we should have told the Maria. We said that Maria had not been up front for a while and we told the other waitress. I then said is the customer no longer right and he barked at the top of his voice – the customer is never right, I am the only one right. I am owner of this house and I am the only one right. Our mouths just dropped open and we were speechless. Word of advice for this pompous chef – you better never lose Maria.

Needless to say we will never go back to this restaurant or order take-out.

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Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
Excellent!
By Lannie of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 24, 2012 - 4:11am [Dine in]

Love going to haas for their cakes, chocolates and other gifts. Everything tastes sooo good here. Everyone and Haas himself are all outstanding people who always treat their customers right. I love coming here for easter and christmas because they make some of the best treats!! Definitely a 4/5 experience :)

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Pho Saigon128 East 14th Street, North Vancouver
Very Friendly place
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 21, 2012 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

This litle tiny restaurant is one of the friendlies place I have visited in a long time. I was warmly greeted by the owner, and offered me a menu to check over.

I ordered their chicken baguette, spring roll and vietnamese ice coffee, all were great tasting, lots of flavour and fresh. I love their baguette, super fresh and wow on flavour. My spring roll was crispy, yummy and they brought me peanut sauce was awesome tasting. Vietnamese Ice coffee was good, a bit on the strong side but it did hit the spot. When waiting for my food, i saw their soups, did they look great, and really big servings.

I didn't find them too busy, it was around 4pm when I walked in, so I sure they stick around, great, awesome, super friendly and fantastic service...if dinehere had a 10 for service, they would get it. Will be back, hopefully sooner than later.

Yum

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Crab Shop, The2455 Dollarton Highway, #121, North Vancouver
Crab cakes? aka Potato cakes
By Sooz of Langley, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 7:30pm [Take-out]

What a disappointment. Having been born and raised in North Van with the Crab Shop, I was excited when my sister said she was going to pick up crab cakes from there, since I've moved to Langey. Wow, we would have been better off buying frozen crab cakes from Superstore! THEE worst I have ever had. What a disappointment. They should be called potato cakes. I can't even detect any crab in them. I think the chunks of potato really puts me off. No seasoning, no breading. I breaded them myself and seasoned them. Bland potato cakes, and not even good potato cakes at that. Yuck.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Ripped me off, very rude! AVOID THIS PLACE!!!
By kiwikidcanada of North vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 10, 2012 - 9:07am [Take-out]

These people are unbelievable!
Ordered a simple take out meal... Got home and the main expensive roll was not what I ordered. I didn't have time to get back that evening. I save the roll in question and returned it next day, simply wanting to get what I had ordered and paid for. The rude lady basically said, no refund and no replacement roll, I should have come back the day in question. She was a rude little bitch. I asked for a manager, no manager, she took my number and I received no call. So basically I gave them money for nothing, wasted my time trying to fix their mistake. So I'm out of pocket. I might as well have just walked in and dropped a bunch of money on the counter and walked out with nothing.
Wankers, rude, ripped off and they have bad attitudes!

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Mumbai Masala333 Brooksbank, #770, North Vancouver
A Kinder and Gentler Indian Cuisine
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (67 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 7:47pm [Dine in]

It was a damp Sunday and we were hungry after poking around MEC and the Park and Tilford area so we thought we’d give the Mumbai Masala a try. We love Indian food and I’d read some reviews on Dine Here that raved about it. Arriving just after 5pm, we were the first patrons there but it quickly filled up until there were only a couple empty tables by the time we left. The restaurant has 9 tables for 4 and 5 tables for 2 so it’s a relatively small and quaint place with a subdued Indian decor and music. There was a stream of customers coming in for takeout so that appears to be a popular option.

Since it was our first visit we ordered some familiar dishes: chicken tikka, vegetable jalfrezi, lamb korma, naan, and basmati rice, at medium heat. A complementary basket of fennel papadums arrived first to enjoy with our Cobra beers; a nice start. The tandoori chicken tikka arrived sizzling on a flat iron with the familiar red and black seared chicken chunks scattered with onions and peppers. The vegetable jalfrezi was a mix of cauliflower, potatoes, carrots and other veggies in mild brown curry sauce. Lamb was a bit scarce in the korma but the sauce was nicely mopped up with the charred naan. Service was adequate and friendly but nothing outstanding or horrifying. $64 including tip.

Overall we found the food to be very light on the spices, flavours and chili heat of India that we’re very familiar with. The chef clearly holds back on the ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, and cardamom and although we ordered medium hot, we couldn’t detect any significant chili heat. Disappointing to our particular palates but it’s clear the Mumbai has many fans and many of the tables were occupied by people who were regulars, so I think they are strongly catering to a non-Indian crowd that might be easily overwhelmed by traditional Indian spice levels. If you want a rich mouthful of palate searing and sinus clearing Indian food like us, there are better places to explore around Lonsdale. But if you want Indian food that even the kids and grandma can enjoy, the Mumbai is a good choice.

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Cheshire Cheese Inn123 Carrie Cates Court, #218, North Vancouver
Could I get some french fries with that burger!!!
By joeymarzocco of Vancouver (West Side) (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 1, 2012 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

Solid view and great service menu looks great till the food arrives at the table. French fries are $3 extra with some dishes and the dishes that include french fries are served a small portion. The cooks could use more training to get those french fries cooked right. MORE FRIES PLEASE!

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Anatoli Souvlaki5 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
And now 2 Bucks for your potatoes
By poorestoliver of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 27, 2012 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

We have tried hard not to give up on this particular Greek restaurant but each visit results in a new disappointment. Everything has an upcharge. Want pita with your meal, 2 bucks. Want more Greek salad and less rice, 2 bucks. And the most astonishing of all...you want to small slices of potatoes with your Souvlaki? That will be another 2 bucks. We are sorry. We can't do this anymore. It is not about the money, it is the stupidity of it all. With so many new restaurants arriving along Lonsdale (Portly Chef, The District) and at the Pinnacle development (The Pier) across the street, I doubt very much there will be many more customers willing to be 2 bucked to death. This place will either crash and burn or start over again with a new menu. When were there, it was empty…that should be a clue.

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Ming's Garden3043 Woodbine Drive, North Vancouver
Great local Chinese
By rebeccajscott of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 27, 2012 - 12:59pm [Delivery]

We tried Ming's Garden on a whim, and were really glad we did...they are local, in Edgemont Village, but behind the scenes, so to speak. The service was prompt (they told us 45-60 minutes and it was earlier than promised) and the delivery guy super friendly. The food is not greasy, has no MSG and tastes home-cooked instead of mass produced.
They use clean flavors, have great selection and portions are great.

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Hamaei Japanese Restaurant2601 Westview Drive, #620, North Vancouver
This is one of the BEST Japanese Resaurants in North Van!
By sgevans of North Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 25, 2012 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

Been here countless times and never disappointed! Have dined here with native Japanese and they rave about it. Give it a try. This place will meet your expectation level. We've just made reservations and are on our way to enjoy... again! This is a sleeping giant. The service is friendly, food outstanding, and ambience what you would expect.

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Portly Chef, The1211 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Great lunch spot
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 24, 2012 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

Right on Lonsdale near 12th right beside Bravo Cuccina. Went for lunch and had the roasted beet salad ($11) and sampled the calamari ($10), both were really good withthe calamari a bit of a Asian twist with some chilies. Then had the fish duo ($16), salmon and tuna. Both cooked perfectly on top of an chinese blackbean type of sauce. It came with a piece of fried squash, almost tempura like as well as 2 bean curd egg rolls. These are very much like the fried ones you would get a a chinese restaurant at dim sum. It may sound odd but the Asian style and fish matched. Great service even though waiter was buy himeself with 4-5 tables occupied. Value is decent for this level of food and nice a bright restaurant. Would return.

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Sushi-man1307 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
POOR POOR Service. Not even worth giving them a 3rd strike.
By nicralph of north vancouver b c (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:52pm [Take-out]

Went to this restaurant order takeout twice. The first time, I waited 30 minutes for my food. The place was not even busy. Patrons that came to eat in even got their food before me. I still can't figure that one out...considering that I even tipped when paying. I was pretty pissed...but I decided to chalk this up to bad luck. The second time I went in, I ended up having to wait 40 minutes for my takeout order to arrive. Do they treat takeout orders with less urgency or something? I got no apologies....just attitude. I usually give restaurants three strikes...but in this case it's not worth the grief.

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Great Date Night!
By kiraregnier of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 9:02am [Dine in]

My boyfriend took me to the Jagerhof for a date night and it was great! Our waitress was really good and the food was incredible. The veal dumpling soup was so flavourful and delicious and the stuffed schnitzel I ordered was to die for! I will definitely go back :)

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Gusto Di Quattro1 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
John's 50th
By Franca Martin of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 8:36am [Dine in]

We were invited to my brother in laws birthday. There was 20 of us attending the party. I had to write in to tell you what a wonderful job Quattro de gusto did on the food. I had the salmon with the risotto. It was very good. I would Like to also comment on the service which was great. To the chef you did a outstanding job !!!! Thank you all for the delicious meal . We shall definitely be back for more.
thank you!!!!
Franca Martin

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Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Great Comfort Food Time and Again
By sgevans of North Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 7:13am [Dine in]

Surprised to read the other reviews as we have had a great experience each and every time! Always ask for the biscuits to sop up the soup of gravey. We've had business dinners here and the restaurant was able to handle our numbers very well. Everyone came away satisfied and happy. Keep coming back.Time for another group party!

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Portly Chef, The1211 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Heard it was good
By sgevans of North Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 18, 2012 - 8:08am [Dine in]

Went for lunch with a friend. Food was stellar but a bit pricey. Waitress could have been a bit more attentive for first time customers. Had to ask for the music to be turned down. A bit disappointed overall. Missed meeting The Portly Chef. Maybe dinner would be a better time for ambience.

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