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54321RichmondSince June 13, 200826 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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7 Sweet Sins683 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Ehm... no
Submitted Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 6:39pm [Take-out]

Hubby brought home some desserts trying to be a very nice guy. Brought home some cappuccino mousse thing and a caramel cheesecake I think. Mousse was old, it had the texture of that whip cream you find on top of Dairy Queen cakes. Cheesecake crust was flavorless and the cake part was too dense for my liking and it had very little cream cheese flavor. I don't know what he paid for it but it wasn't worth it. I make better at home.

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Marble Slab Creamery805 Boyd Street, Unit J150, New Westminster
This time not so much
Submitted Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:57pm [Take-out]

Have been to other Marble slabs before, having always enjoyed what I ordered and always having really great and friendly service. There were two people working and a couple customers getting ready to leave when we arrived. We made our choices and informed the guy behind the counter. He had to look to see what the ingredients were for what we ordered. They were out of the ice cream for the choice that hubby made and the boy mumbled this under the sound of the fans. I had to explain to hubby that he had to make another choice. He made hubby's second choice and then asked me again what mine was, he had forgotten.

I had the snicker-doodle (snickers with caramel and white ice cream). It was not impressive. Overall, $13 for two medium ice creams was neither worth the ice cream nor the service.

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Crono's Steak, Lobster & Pizza House5960 Minoru Blvd., #140, Richmond
New Owner = Yay
Submitted Friday, March 4, 2011 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

Finally someone has taken over Cronos who knows what they are doing! With the new renos decided to give it one last try. PIzza is excellent, good value greek-style pizza with loads of toppings and cheese. Nice to have some decent pizza in central Richmond again! So happy I can stop eating frozen pizza!

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Branas Mediterranean Grill617 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Uninspired
Submitted Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 9:04am [Dine in]

Waited at the door for almost 5 minutes before anyone greeted us. One of the cooks had to get up from his seat in the dining room to get the lone server out of the kitchen. She pointed us in the direction of the table and we sat ourselves. She brought menus a few minutes later. It's a small restaurant of about 25 seats. It's cute and the view was nice. Loose Rock sugar in a bowl on the table kinda grossed me out... Sneezer anyone? Menu is mostly Greek with a few common "Mediterranean" dishes. I felt like the menu was a newer version of the old Greek/pizza/pasta/steak places. Prices are fair for the location. Zucchini keftedes were tasty though I'd prefer them more crispy. Bruschetta was a thick slice of french bread topped with pesto, a slice of a steak tomato, and giant piece of fresh mozza. Ordered some russian dumpling dish to share. I didn't like it at all. It was greasy and heavy and I was burping up the flavors all night long even though I only had two pieces. Would have had some dessert but the list was boring. I'd go back for drinks and the zucchini keftedes only.

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Sokela1001B Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Meh
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

This restaurant didn't really impress me. Ambiance was nice, though it felt a bit "cold", no character. Service was friendly, though at their price point, I would expect not to be called 'you guys'. Server must have been new as she didn't really seem to know a lot about the menu.

Just had a bunch of appies. The Lamb sliders were forgettable. They were edible, but were dry, very dense, and lacked flavor. They had that distinct lamb-y taste. They also seemed as though they were baked in the oven or pre-cooked. Also tried a flatbread with gorgonzola and pear. It was ok. As an appetizer though, I felt it was too big and too expensive. I would recommend a smaller portion at a price lower than $12.

I felt a little confused with all the Alekos references in the menu. You can't be two restaurants.

Overall it was ok, but I won't be back.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Solid
Submitted Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 12:10pm [Dine in]

It was my first time actually eating at any Stellas. Commercial location is nicer inside. Stopped by for a quick snack with my friend. Inside smelled like stale beer, but the patio was relaxing. Though it was a little cramped; they could probably benefit from 2 or three less tables. Saffron Risotto balls were interesting, very rich flavor. Chorizo corn dogs were also a good choice. The mustard that came with them was fantastic. Finished with Mayan chocolate pudding-type dessert (the name fails me now) and it was delicious. However, we asked what made it mayan and the server said... "I don't know, I asked and they didn't tell me" which I found a bit strange... shouldn't they know what's in the food? Incidentally it was cinnamon. Server was polite and pleasant but not knowledgable and a little bit slow. Prices are low for the quantity and quality of food you get, in my opinion. This makes up for the service. I'd go back.

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Cobre52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Toast of the evening was the dulce de leche
Submitted Saturday, March 20, 2010 - 10:15am [Dine in]

After hearing from friends that cobre was very good, finally made my way to it with a friend. Server was informed and was able to make suggestions. Water was constantly being refilled which was nice. Room is beautiful though some tables are a little too close together for my liking. White sangria was tasty though I'd probably order something else next time. Dishes kind of come whenever they are ready which is good because then you get to focus on eating one thing at a time and really tasting it. I'd actually give the food a 3.5

Chicken taquitos - crispy, guac was good, filling was ok... I'd order it just for the guac.
Sable fish - very good, probably my favorite flavors of all the dishes we tried. However two of us found bones and, it was just a tiny portion of fish, would have liked to see a little more fish on the plate.
Flank steak - sides were good, meat was ok, again would have liked to see just a little more meat for $15
Corn bread - skip it, it's weird, it has a strange taste that gets masked by the red pepper butter but they pour it on the dish so some pieces have nnone at all and some contain a mouthfull.

Dulce de leche - now I've never had anything like it before but it was soooo tasty. I wasn't sure if it was supposed to be grainy, but it tasted really good nonetheless.

I'd go again for a romantic dinner.

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
It's solid
Submitted Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

Went for our anniversary dinner. Were greeted by the hostess who was a bit apathetic, took our coats and seated us at the table with no menus, I was confused at this act. Our waiter was a bit busy so it took him a while to come to the table, leaving us with only a cocktail list to look at. I guess it's a good way to upsell. Cocktails were good although hubby asked for soda with his vodka and got flat water instead, no biggie. We ordered a lot of food because it was hard to make a decision. Salmon three ways was alright, hubby liked the tartare but I didn't, and I've had much more amazing candied salmon than what was served. Beef tartare was good. Goat cheese salad was good, french onion soup was solid though nothing special. Crab cakes were very good. Ordered the sablefish which they get in fresh, it was perfectly cooked. I did not like the saffron beurre blanc pasta it came with. Hubby ordered the duck, he liked it. For dessert we shared the crepes which were nothing special. Portions were a lot bigger than we expected.

Service was good although it was a bit insincere and over-rehearsed.

They were quite busy and the room was very loud when we arrived.

Overall it was a nice experience, but I'm not sure I'll go back on my own accord.
I gave it mostly 3's because I am comparing to other restaurants of similar caliber.

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New Bohemian, The3162 West Broadway, Vancouver
it's ok
Submitted Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

It's ok but there's a lot better places to eat in vancouver. Arrived for dinner around 7 and there were 3 other tables in the place. Room is nice, I thought it cute that they recycled the old fiction sign for the interior. It got a lot busier towards the end of our meal. Service was acceptable, server kind of knew her stuff which was nice. Although when it started to get busy it took a long time to pay her. I had the lamb ragout which was alright though i found myself searching for the lamb among garlic chunks. The menu was a bit misleading as I expected vegetables as well as quinoa but the vegetables were IN the quinoa. Creme brule was good, smooth, but why offer it if you're not going to do it right (I mean torch it to order, this is my big gripe with a lot of vancouver restaurants). Prices are reasonable for what you get. The spicy prawn and crab dip is very good.

I find myself confused as it's a lounge-type setting that offers burgers and sandwiches. If I were them I'd get rid of those and just offer more appies on the menu instead. It seems the way their customers are taking them anyway as they don't seem to be getting a big dinner crowd.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Meh
Submitted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 11:28am [Dine in]

Went for Dinner with my dad. Ordered a $14 bottle of Lindemans and paid $38 for it. That's 200% mark up, a little excessive even given the real estate of this restaurant. Service was polite and prompt.

Had the rack of lamb. It was cooked properly but was underseasoned so it had a bit of a lamb-y taste to it, not indicative of $35. Dad had the pork tenderloin and said it was ok, not outstanding.

Chocolate Creme Brulee had nice flavor but was grainy and was not torched to order but instead arrived cold. This is typical of most restaurants these days and is not acceptable at a fine dining restaurant.

Overall not a good value for the price paid.

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Urban Thai Bistro1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Everything good except the fried bananas
Submitted Thursday, January 14, 2010 - 10:55am [Dine in]

Three of us went our for dinner last night. It wasn't very busy but we all agreed we should come back here. Spring rolls great, lettuce wrap tasty, chicken satay well done. Traditional Pad Thai was delicious and panang beef (I think) was very, very good. Fried bananas were greasy so skip those, but everything else was really good. Service was a tad apathetic but not suprised given it is an asian restaurant.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Rude Manager
Submitted Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 6:47pm [Dine in]

Arrived shortly after 2:15 to meet my friend for lunch. I was running late tryng to find parking so I told her to go ahead and order food for us, and she did. Came in to greet my friend and had I not even taken my coat off when one of the managers comes over and says "you have to order right now, lunch is over" my friend had already ordered and I added one item to that. We did not get AYCE. We eat, one roll took a painfully long time to come. Then we pay. That same manager comes and gets the payment and rudely says "we're closed now" and walks away. I get that they close between lunch and dinner but there were at least four other tables still in the restaurant at the time and our bill for two people came to over $40 and we tipped 20% for no good reason. A simple ``Im sorry to let you know but we are closing down soon, thank you for your business`` would have been nice. The food is always decent here but Ì`m going to think twice about returning to a place that doesn`t recognize that the customers are the ones that pay their bills.

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Maurya Indian Cuisine1643 W Broadway, Vancouver
A nice night out
Submitted Monday, December 14, 2009 - 10:44am [Dine in]

Went there last night for a date with the hubby. Not a place to go for a cheap meal, it's aplcae to go for a good meal and a nice evening. Room is very nice, clean, a bit cavernous but delightful and tasteful, not tacky. Service was professional and sincere. Food was above average. Wine list is extensive, wish there were a couple wines under $30, also wish I could have ordered a half liter of some. Ordered a paneer as an appetizer, it was interesting. Butter Chicken was really good. Rack of lamb was suprisingly good, did not expect it to be good upon first impression. Naan was tasty. Not really that much more expensive than your typical hole-in-the-wall Indian restaurant, but the quality of food, ambiance, and service make up for the cost. We'll go back and recommend this place to our friends as well.

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
Tasty tasty
Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

Took a friend there to celebrate her birthday. Had been there once before and was worried as sometimes it's good (exciting, new) the first time and not so much after that. It was still good. We each had a miso soup which was fantastic with vegetables and pork... almost a meal in itself, and SO tasty. We shared some tuna tataki (yum), negitoro (tasty), ebi mayo (tempura prawns with mayo) and a ground beef version of ton katsu. Everything was really good and fresh tasting.

The food came almost TOO fast though, we felt a little rushed. Also the pop came in highball glasses...small and weird.

Last time I had some of their fancy cocktails and all were really great.

I like the frozen grape they give instead of candy at the end of the meal, a very nice idea

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Kisamos Greek Taverna3420 Moncton Street, Richmond
I wouldn't say it's cheap
Submitted Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch today. Prices are decent, but I wouldn't say it's good value. Their prices are right on par with many other greek restaurants.

Arrived before the lunch rush. The lone server seemed uninterested with a "hi how many?" then and "are you ready" No? okay... there was no "would you like anything to drink while you decide?" Order is taken, drinks arrive, food arrives, then the restaurant gets busy.

Owner (?) comes out of the kitchen to help in her apron, classy. It took about 10 minutes from the time the last person finished their meal for our plates to get cleared and another 10 minutes to get the bill. We took our cards to them in the bar to get them run through after waiting another 10 minutes. If I was busy I think I'd like to get the customers out as quickly as possible, not delay them.

The food? Was ok. Pretty fresh tasting, but nothing outstanding. The rice and potatoes had a curious sort of neon yellow color reflective of chicken base or mustard.

Okay for Stevestonites... Not a place to go out of your way for.

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
I'd go back
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 9:57pm [Dine in]

First of all, I have to say, I have been feeling severely ripped off by restaurants around the lower mainland lately. It used to mean if you spent more on food you'd get better food and service... not so much anymore. I didn't feel ripped off after eating at Burgoo.

It's not a fancy restaurant. I wouldn't want to go there for a date. The service was unpretentious and honest. The server even talked us out of ordering too much food, which turned out to be a good suggestion. We ordered two of their appetizer platter/plate things, and salad.

Wasn't a fan of the marinated artichokes, I've had much better, but they were edible. Other than that we were pleased with what we had and satisfied in the end.

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Libra Room1608 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Just go for drinks
Submitted Monday, June 8, 2009 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

Went last night, they had live music which was cool. What wasn't cool is the panhandling by the musicians for tips after they finished their set, if I want to throw some money in your tip jar, I will, but please don't ask me for money when I came for a nice night out.

Our party arrived a little scattered, but once everyone got there we got the water right away and didn't see the server for 15 minutes after that. There were two servers, a couple bartenders, and a host/busser for this 50 seat restaurant, not great staff:customer ratio, but ok.

Menu is alittle weird, high end stuff alongside onion rings and chicken strips...ok? So we order our dinner and drinks, we get our drinks then we wait... and wait... and wait, until it's been at least 20 minutes since we've seen ANY food come out of the kitchen. Two of our party are chefs and even they agree its been too long. Finally, one goes to see what's going on and we get a "sorry, there's only one person in the kitchen tonight". Great, except we are the last table that hasn't eaten and haven't seen any food come out of the kitchen for at least 20 minutes, not acceptable. Oh, and did I mention that probably a half the restaurant was eating when we arrived or shortly after that?

So the food arrives and all but one order a variation of chicken. My husband has the mushroom chicken and I have the chicken parm. Both are dry. Mine is black around the edges, but the plate is swimming in oil. Husband's rice is plain jasmine... no flavor at all. It cost us $60 for three drinks and two entrees.

Ambiance is very cool. I'd just go for drinks. I gave it a two for value given the entertainment and ambiance., otherwise make it a one.

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Sandbar Seafood Restaurant1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Good food and service
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Arrived early evening on a Sunday and were seated right away, it filled up quickly though. we were out for a night and went all out with appies, salads, sworfish, clams, crab, bevies. Everything was good. We felt like we got good value for what we had, the view, the real estate, etc. Overall we were very happy with our dinner.

The service was also good, though seemed a bit rehearsed at times. Still she was attentive.

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Sockeye City Grill3800 Bayview Street, #108, Richmond
A fish and Chips Place, not much else
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

Went last night with the hubby. Service was okay, nothing spectacular, server didn' come to ask if we wanted more drinks, nor did she ask if we wanted anything else when we finished dinner, but rather cleared our plates and gave us the bill. But she was friendly enough.

Appies were good. Halibut and Chips were good too. Husband ordered the Seafood Canneloni dish, at $20 or so it wasn't anything special. The kicker were the prawns the dish came with... they weren't deveined! That's something I would expect at some dive-y 70's steakhouse, not a seafood restaurant... we don't like prawn poop!

Stick with the fish and chips

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Pepitas Restaurant2015 Burrard, Vancouver
It's not bad
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

Went for dinner with a girlfriend, had an e-coupon, but wasn't the reason we wanted to try it out. Came in a greeted with a "hello... sit anywhere you like", it was a little strange for us, but whatever. It was Friday and 7:30-ish and they had about 4 tables inside. Service was acceptable, nothing outstanding, but we got what we needed when we asked for it. Food was ok, I've had better Mexican elsewhere, but it was decent enough to go back. Given the Vancouver real-estate costs and general expensiveness of things these days, I didn't feel ripped off by the prices. It was a reasonable price for what we got. I kind of liked the cheesy decor, reminded me of mexican resorts trying to be too mexican, it was cute anyway. Overall an ok experience, I might go back.

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