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North Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Mumbai Masala333 Brooksbank, #770, North Vancouver
A Kinder and Gentler Indian Cuisine
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (66 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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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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