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North Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
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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Pier 7 Restaurant+Bar25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
High End Seafood
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 17, 2012 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

I would say this is the Joe Fortes or Coast of North Van. Great spot with unobstructed views of the water. 2 floors with the bottom floor and patio normally open as the restaurant. Went for lunch on a weekday and the patio was full with a few tables inside. Tried the oysters which were good, beef carpaccio was just ordinary. Then had the salmon which was good, but a bit underseasoned. A wide choice for lunch with the appies in the teens, burgers/sandwiches in the mid to upper teens and the mains in the $20 range. I think this is the same pricing level as fine dining places downtown. Service was efficient but a few hiccups like forgetting cutlery and slow in clearing tables but overall good. People will come here for the view and with the food being pretty solid, a good place to go. Just a bit on the expensive side if it's a weekly place. Would come back and enjoy the patio.

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Wally's Burgers at Cates Park4131 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Great tasting Hamburgers,,, love it.
By Allan Cassidy of north vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

I love a good cheese burger once in awhile and in my honest opinion,, Wally's Burgers at Cates Park in North Vancouver is a winner. It is only there in the summer months ( whether pending ) however a great tasting hamburger. Staff on site were friendly, a clean place, and various burger / food choices,,,, after all it is a hamburger joint, and a good one. Also at the Cates Park location you get a great,, in your face view of the ocean and coastal scenery. Thumbs up for Wally's,, and Lord willing I will be back soon. by Allan Cassidy.

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Mr. Sushi1250A Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Great rolls!
By Pinkberry of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

This is one of my favourite places on the north shore. Their dynamite roll is the best i've ever had. I highly recommend this place. The service is excellent and staff are extremely polite! One of the best places for good quality, fresh sushi. Mr. Sushi never disappoints! The restaurant is a little bit small so you may have to wait before to be seated so I suggest that you call in advance and order take out.

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Marina Grill1653 Columbia St., North Vancouver
DIsapointed in an old favourite.
By michelleu of north vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 9:21am [Dine in]

We hadn't been to the Marina Grill since December, so we were eager to get back to the place we knew to be great for Sunday brinch. But ohhhh were we disapointed!
First, I have a very young baby so I requested a table with a booth for the carseat. The place was empty inside and there was a booth right in front of us. The waitress told us no, that we couldn't sit there because it was reserved for larger groups. We were four...and like a said the place was EMPTY!! The waitress asked us if we would like a highchair for our sleeping 3 month old. I politely asked again and was told yes but it would take 10 mins to wipe down the table for us. 10 mins? Anyway, we waited patiently and the table was ready very quickly.
Next, we placed our order with a waitress who seemed to be working with the menu for the first time. I asked for the smoked salmon eggs benny (an old fav). It came out quicky and looked good except for one thing...she had gone ahead an ordered the half order for me. When I asked about this she said, "oh, I guess I just assumed that's what you wanted!" I'm not overweight and found this comment extreely rude! She brought out the other half which was cold and obviously quickly slapped together. The waiteress never asked us if we wanted coffee, more water and rarely came back to our table. It took her so long to bring the debit machine that we had to ask another server.
All in all, we felt unwelcome and a bother. For a place that serves mediocre food in a plave with poor decor...sevice is everything! And in this case the service was a big let down.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Worst Sushi Service in North Vancouver
By poorestoliver of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 2:38pm [Dine in]

There this past Saturday. Restaurant was not too busy and we were shown to a seat but immediatley felt the disconnect between the server and ourselves. Took forever for the waitress (the young Asian women trying to look like Jerry Lewis) to take our order. Observed staff cleaning tables, chatting, and essentially they forgot we were there for about 15 minutes. We were just about to walk out when Jerry Lewis took our order. The food arrived fairly quickly. The food is good and for that there is no complaint. While eating we overheard a young mother asking for a piece of orange for her young child. The waitress (Jerry Lewis) told the mother that a piece of orange was not included in the meal and would cost extra. My jaw dropped! And the manner in which this was said was so rude and so demeaning, we decided at that point we would not leave a tip. Astounding. The miserable little wench became our focal point as she trotted back and forth in the restaurant. As the other posters have said, the service is slow, the servers are rude, the restaurant is gross and dirty but the food is okay. But never again. Charging for a piece of orange for a young child was the nail in the coffin.

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Cinco De Mayo Mexican Grill200 W Esplanade, #102, North Vancouver
North Shore Mexican Food
By cocoeater of vancouver (323 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2012 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

This place opend up a few months ago and was waiting for an opp to try it. Went on a weekday for lunch. Pretty simple menu, soft tacos, burritos or quesadillas. Tried the soft tacos which came in corn tortillas with your choice of meats. The beef tacos were ok, a bit underseasoned and you get to customize with the staff putting various sauces, lettuce, corn in. The size is small and you would need about 3+ to be full. I prefer the places that have a salsa bar so you can self-customize your toppings. 3 tacos was approx. $7. Overall food was average with the normal service. Probably try it one more time but wouldn't go out of my way to go here.

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Pier 7 Restaurant+Bar25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
A Must-Have Dining Experience
By kmm of North Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 7:24am [Dine in]

I went to Pier 7 last night for my birthday dinner with some girlfriends. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered: breaded chicken bites (with roasted red pepper sauce), Panisse, Salmon, Seafood Mac & Cheese, and White Wine Chicken Breast. All of them were absolutely fantastic. The service was great, we were seated a little inwards (still great) but they moved us to a water view seat as soon as one was available. The Manager, Ali, was a great host. He gave us a tour of the upstairs area where there is a dance floor, dining room, and another patio with amazing views of the north shore mountains and of downtown. I would highly recommend this place. We went there a little hesitant due to the reviews but I am so glad we went. I would say their target audience would be ages 21-40.

Give it a try!!!

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Browns Socialhouse1255 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Consistently good.
By spudwil of North vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 23, 2012 - 8:20am [Dine in]

We have tried several of the menu items and have enjoyed all of them. Once, my son's burger was undercooked and even though I didn't notice until he had almost finished it, we were not charged for it. The manager appeared almost instantly and apologized and explained how the burgers are cooked, etc. The food and drinks are well priced and everything is very tasty. Just try to avoid the section at the back of the restaurant if you don't have small children; this seems to be where they put the families so it can be a bit noisy with restless little kids.
Highly recommended.

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Palki Restaurant116 East 15th St., North Vancouver
Best food in town, best butter chicken anywhere.
By Ericcave of North vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 7:02pm [Take-out]

If you try the butter chicken here just once you will never go anywhere else, great service, beautiful resteraunt, and amazing food, do yourself a huge favor and eat here. This is my wife's favorite all time resteraunt and it is closing in on my number one as well, I have nothing but good things to say about Palkis.

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Pier 7 Restaurant+Bar25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Not an experience I want to repeat
By rousey of North vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 10:58am [Dine in]

Unfortunately, we will not go back as this dining experience was poor and our visit left us with a lump in our throats. For $11 the caesar was just okay, We always realize there are a few bugs to be worked out before a restaurant can establish a good following, but for us we will not be one of those following.

Great view, great patio,

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Portly Chef, The1211 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Awesome new restaurant
By Eug of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

Came here on opening week and have meant to review ever since. What a great spot; the food and service were both phenomenal. Pretty much every item on the menu has something that jumps out at you. I wound up ordering a whole bunch of appetizers, all super tasty (highlight was the deconstructed poutine; fries, gravy, cheese fondue, mix and match as you please), and for the entree I had the flat iron steak. Not something I would normally order as I'm generally not a huge fan of that cut, but as I mentioned, each menu item has something on it that you're definitely gonna wanna eat. In this case it was a beef bone with the marrow in, which you're meant to spread on the steak. If you don't eat marrow that may sound gross, but it was the selling factor for me and I regret nothing! Steak was perfectly cooked and very tender, and the marrow was such a nice accompaniment. Such a great meal. Can't say enough good things about the service either, very "small room style"; personal, attentive, intimate. Will be going back for sure.

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Vera's Burger Shack1842 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
unbelievable customer service
By northshoreloverof food of north vancouver b c (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 16, 2012 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

I went to this location on the Canada day weekend after the holiday parade only by fluke. I had no idea that the north shore even had a reneovated Veras location. I happened to find out that they now have a liquor license but being with the kids decided for the typical combo, The owners themselves were there and along with the staff proceeded to make our meal relaxing enjoyable and confortable. Once seated they not only checked on their food quality but proceeded to refill our pops without even getting up to do it ourselves and proceeded to bring ketchup or any other fixings we required. The burgers were amazing and my wife whom must have only a veggie burger has decided that no other veggie burger compares, period. The owners have not only taught the staff that customer service is imperative but by far the second most important element after the food quality. I would highly recommend this location over any other burger joint in North Van, problem is this, they are not a burger joint but have transformed the location into a sorts atmosphere retaurant style that no one can match. I will be back for beers with the wife. again thank you for making a weekend filled with three kids additional family a treat and a relaxing time for us all.

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Koreans make great Japanese food
By mtstomach of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

I strongly believe most people come here for their spicy salmon/tuna sashimi bowl which is humungous, so we usually opt for a half order instead. Tremendous value at $5.95 and that's basically what draws us back again and again. Their other offerings like sushi, rolls, terriyaki are not as spectacular but still solid nonetheless. Once you get to place your order food comes in a timely manner. The interior, as many before me had mentioned, is more suited to a modern western-styled establishment. But it actually makes it more interesting and less 'cheap' to dine in. But if you're craving for some good-valued Japanese then there's no better choice on the North Shore. Period.

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Dining in a Desert
By Sabzevarian of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

Had dinner with a friend here and ordered the "Spicy Salmon Sashimi" (~8.95) and some rolls. Total bill was under $20 before taxes and tip. Asked for the Spicy Salmon sauce on the side, which was a good move. Excellent food value for you money, we could not finish our meal, the sashimi dish in particular had a *ton* of sashimi pieces.

The evening was only marred by the poor service. There were too few servers that were overworked. We got our food ok but could not seem to get a simple glass of water. We requested water when we sat down, when we ordered, when we got our food and when we flagged 2 other waitresses to try and get it. I thought about going to go and fill the water glasses myself, but finally got it 20 minutes in our meal... I mostly blame the establishment itself for overworking the waitresses.

Still, good food and prices made it worth it and next time we will go at lunch and hope for a smaller crowd. Most places $8.95 gets you a few sashimi places, here you get a veritable mountain of sashimi - a great deal for the north shore.

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Vaades149 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Great Tasting Indian Food on the North Shore
By petervrichards of North Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

Unusual menu items on the menu that I have never had before.
Great Lamb dishes. and delicious flavours
Excellent portions, nice indian music - for once.
attractive light decor.
and a stunning Phillips IPA on the drinks menu.
If you like Indian cuisine as I do - this is not to be missed

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Mountain Sushi1233 Lynn Valley Road, #125, North Vancouver
Decent Bento Box, except for the California Rolls...
By Sabzevarian of Vancouver (31 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

I have ordered from this place quite a few times, when needing quick take-out. They have good prices for Lynn Valley and are a convenient take-out place. Last time we dined in, however, the california rolls were awful. The worst I ever had, we didn't even bother to finish them. The rest of the bento was fine, but I had to comment on the rolls.

You don't come here for quality sushi, you come for cheap take-out to fill you up - as long as you are at peace with that, you will do fine.

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Arms Reach Bistro4390 Gallant Avenue, #107C, North Vancouver
Delicious Food!
By anonymous-eater of Vancouver (downtown) (8 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:45am [Dine in]

We went to Arms Reach for a family birthday and the restaurant was packed! We were originally told a 40 minute wait. It was a such a nice day out, definitely should have made a reservation even on a weeknight. We were about to leave to go to the Raven but we asked again and got seated a minute later. The decor in the restaurant is elegant with neutral colours and the view of the water was beautiful! The service was great and a few of us started off with salads. The mains are in the $20-35 range. I ordered the scallops and risotto and it was to die for! I'm still thinking about it! I also tried a bit of the seafood pasta with tomatoes, it was a bit plain but still good. Everyones food was really good and I don't think there was a single complaint. We also received complementary dessert for the birthday which was very nice. The service was great, the food is amazing, and the view of Deep Cove is lovely. Will be coming back again soon!

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