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8thereVancouverSince February 1, 200866 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
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Displaying 41 - 60 of 66 Reviews Found
Papa John's Pizza3320 Kingsway, #300, Vancouver
A new favorite
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

We've gotten pizza from here a few times now, and it's quickly turning into one of my favorites. The ingredients taste fresh, and the best part is the crust is not soaking in oil so it feels healthier. The mushrooms are tasty. Their garlic dipping sauce is basically garlic butter, so it's tasty but I usually skip it. Delivery is fairly quick, and the person taking the order has been friendly. Definitely pick this over the Domino's around the corner.

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Koon Bo Restaurant5682 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Best chicken salad
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Koon Bo isn't a place I would go for regular chinese food, but their specialties are very good. Their hand pulled chicken salad is the best I've ever had, just the way I like it. Lots of jellyfish, pickled vegetables, and just the right amount of crispy stuff. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. They are famous for their duck and squab. Every time we go we have the peking duck 3 ways, with the tortilla like wrap, lettuce wrap and soup. Their smoked cod is also good, though the dish is on the small side. A must try is their baked tapioca dessert, but be forewarned, this must be ordered ahead. We had been disappointed a couple times when we tried to order it when we arrived only to be told they had no more. They only make a certain number and you need to reserve it ahead of time.

Service is not great, it usually takes a while to flag down someone for the bill. The restaurant is not large, so when it's full it gets very crowded and loud. They have mostly large tables, and only a couple of smaller tables so if you have 4 or fewer people you should still call ahead to reserve a table. The prices are on the expensive side, but if you order their specialties, it's definitely worth it.

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Neptune Seafood Restaurant8171 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
Not good enough to return
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

Had driven by this place many times, so we finally tried it for dim sum on a Saturday just before 2pm. There was a big lineup, but we waited only about 15mins to get in. There was only Chinese on the order form, so if you don't read Chinese it's a little bit more difficult to order. We tried to order some dishes off the menu with the pictures, but were told that they didn't have any of those dishes. So why give us that menu? Anyway, ordered standards like ha gow, sui mai, sticky rice wrap, and chicken feet. Also tried steamed squid with garlic and the deep fried shrimp salad rolls. The ha gow skin was tough and chewy and too thick, and something was wrong with the chicken feet - the skin was half gone on a couple of them, and the rest were skimpy and not very tasty. Sui mai was ok, the sticky rice was pretty tasteless and a bit undercooked. The salad rolls were a disappointment too, though they looked really good. They came out lukewarm, with very little shrimp inside. The best dish was the squid, which was tasty and tender.
Although the food disappointing, the service was ok. Our tea was refilled without asking, and our plates were changed also, something that never happens at dim sum. The lady taking our order was helpful in suggesting other dishes when the ones we wanted weren't available. One thing I liked was the restaurant didn't try to cram tables into every available space. There was actually room to walk around the tables and it didn't feel claustrophobic. The prices were on the high side if you go after 11, but I suppose if you don't mind the mediocre food you can give this place a try.

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Silver Tower Cafe Restaurant8500 Alexandra Road, #100, Richmond
A pleasant surprise
Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

We ended up at this place after not being able to find parking at Alleluia cafe. The restaurant looks small from the outside, but we were surprised to find it quite spacious inside. The decor was different, lots of black, but I liked that the booths offered privacy, not like some HK cafes where you're practically sitting in the lap of the person at the next table. Service was prompt, we were seated and brought tea and menus almost immediately. We ordered young chow fried rice and laksa, and both dishes arrived quickly. The fried rice was good, although a bit too salty, and the laksa was not the best but definitely not the worst. We noticed the dishes another table ordered, singapore fried noodle and beef brisket on rice, and both were large and looked appetizing. We had iced lemon tea, and found it surprisingly good. Definitely will return, good value, efficient (but not friendly) service, but that's to be expected at a restaurant like this. The only draw back is the small parking lot with small spaces.

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Pho Stanley20633 Fraser Hwy, Langley
Worst Pho ever
Submitted Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 8:59pm [Dine in]

This place looks ok, but do not be deceived. This location was previously a Pho Hoa, which while not the best pho was still fairly consistent. I'm not sure when the change occurred, but the only good change I see is in the decor. I went with a group of 7 for lunch. 5 of us ordered pho. It was terrible - tasteless, lukewarm soup and chewy meat. I couldn't understand why the soup tasted so bad. Even after putting in lime and sauce it was still tasteless. One person in our party ordered chicken terryaki on rice (weird, isn't that a japanese dish?). It looked very bland, presentation was terrible, not even a bit of green for garnish. One person ordered a bun (rice vermicelli bowl) with spring rolls. For some reason they gave her a pork brochette with it, even though she didn't order it...which would've been good if she wanted to eat meat, which she didn't. In any case, the spring rolls did not impress. In her words, they 'tasted weird'. They lost one of our pho orders, and it's not like the place was busy. Not a good experience at all. I only gave the service rating a 2 because the waitress laughed at our jokes, but otherwise the service was pretty much non-existent after our food was served. Maybe they heard us talking about how bad the food was?

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
A Disappointment
Submitted Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

From all the reviews here I was expecting this place to be better than it was. We had the combination dinner with bbq and hotpot. It sounded good and was a good deal. It started out well, the side dishes were good. The meat came, and it was just ok. The beef rib was so tough my husband couldn't even bite through it. There was some sliced beef that was sliced so thin it fell apart into beef bits, not pieces. The chicken was good though. When that was done they brought the seafood hotpot. That was a huge disappointment. The soup was way too salty. There were 4 tiny shrimp that I barely got any meat out of, and crab legs so small and over cooked there was barely anything to eat. There was only 1 mussel, and a handful of squid. There were 2 big pieces of white fish, which normally would've been good but in the super salty soup it was just gross. The staff never came by to fill our tea or see if we needed anything. All in all a disappointing visit, I really cannot understand why people like it so much. I'd rather pay a little bit more and go to the much better Jang Mo Jib a few minutes away.

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Little Ongpin4093 No. 5 Road, Richmond
Very average
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

Went there for the first time with family the other night. We were the only people in the restaurant on a Tuesday night. The decor is severely lacking...it's more like a cafeteria than a restaurant. I was surprised to see so many chinese dishes on the menu, since it's a filipino restaurant...I'm not sure I would order chinese food there if you're looking for authentic chinese food. We ordered kare kare (ox tail in peanut sauce), bicol express (pork in coconut sauce), fried tilapia, bagoong fried rice, and nilaga baka (beef soup). It was decent food, I found the food to be a little on the oily/heavy side, but tasty. For dessert we had leche flan and something made with pandan. It was funny, they brought out a small bowl of another soup (sinigang) because they said they ran out of the soup we ordered, even though we did get a big bowl of it. We found the service to be pretty good, the food came out quite quickly. Nothing major to complain about, but nothing outstanding either. Would go back if in the neighbourhood.

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Old Spaghetti Factory14200 Entertainment Blvd, #110, Richmond
Slow Service
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 10:33am [Dine in]

We have been to this location several times in the past, as well as the gastown and whistler locations, so we knew what to expect in terms of food. You get what you pay for. However this time the service really was terrible. We were seated promptly, and waited 10 minutes before anyone approached us. The waitress brought us bread. We ordered right away, and sat trying to choke the bread down our parched throats. A few minutes later, we finally got our drinks along with the sad little salad and 2 sips of soup. We ordered the calamari appetizer, which tasted fine but was quite small. I long ago stopped ordering the spaghetti here as it's always a disappointment. I had the lunch sized lasagna, which was ok, but had a funny taste that I can't quite identify. Trying to pay the bill took a long time also. It's not like the restaurant was busy. I wanted to be generous at Christmas time, but I really couldn't bring myself to give a big tip for such poor service.

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Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant2008 W 41st Ave, Vancouver
Noisy and crowded
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 10:15am [Dine in]

We had one of the set dinners, $238 for a table of 10. The dishes were large, but the taste was just average. The jellyfish on the cold appetizer platter was tasteless, which was a disappointment since it's one of my favorites usually. The crab claw was huge, but again not that tasty. The pea tips were too salty. The crispy chicken was pretty good. The lobster was ok, the noodles served with it was tasty but very oily. The walnuts in the shrimp & scallop dish were soggy, when they should've been crispy. Everything was just ok...which makes me wonder why there were so many people there? It was crowded, with tables placed very close together. This made it very difficult for the elderly who have difficulty walking as it is. And the noise...I could barely hear myself think, everyone in there seemed to be yelling. There was no point in trying to have a conversation with those across the table. This is not a place I would return personally. There are many other places to choose from with comparable/better food and a more relaxed atmosphere.

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Top Gun Hot Pot4500 Kingsway, #2228, Burnaby
pretty good food
Submitted Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 9:42am [Dine in]

My wife and I had a nice dinner here. The selection was great and the service fast and courteous. I like not having a burner that needs lighting(ceramic top i guess) and the sauce you get to create was so tasty!

Side note: I wish Top Gun would bring back their AYCE dim sum. I guess it wasn't making money at their broadway location.

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Jang Mo Jib5075 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good food, inconsistent service
Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 5:00pm [Dine in]

We've been here several times now since it opened earlier this year. We've sampled many items on the menu, and the food is always good. However, the service has varied from ok to bad. I went for lunch a couple times, once the service was quick and attentive, the other time it was poor, to the point where we couldn't even find anyone to get our bill. Dinner time service seems to be the worst. Last night four of were seated, and no one came for 10 mins. 2 other tables sat down after us and received tea right away, while we sat with nothing, and no server to help us. I don't know if it's a Korean restaurant thing, I've noticed similar lack of service in a couple other Korean restaurants in the area. It's too bad, cus the food is good.

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Da Rae Korean Restaurant3510 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good solid Korean food
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

We've been coming here quite regularly this year. The decor is pretty sparse, but seems clean. Have tried many of the dishes, most are good. The seafood pancake, deep fried chicken in spicy sauce, and soft tofu stew are my favorites here. The stews all come with a bowl of rice, the pancake and chicken dishes are large, as are the noodle dishes. One dish I didn't particularly enjoy was the beef brisket soup/stew...the beef was shredded into strings, and there were more green onions in it than beef. There is bbq here but it's cooked for you, not cook your own. There seems to be only one waitress, but service seems to be ok since it's never full when we go. The side dishes could be better, the portions were not great. Overall not a bad place for homestyle Korean food.

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Old Spaghetti Factory4145 Village Green, Whistler
You get what you pay for
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 10:55am [Dine in]

I attend an annual conference in Whistler, and always seem to end up eating here, probably because it's one of the best deals in Whistler. However, you really get what you pay for...this is definitely not food for the sophisticated palate. It will fill you up, and if you don't pay too much attention to your taste buds, it's pretty good. Our server looked like he was in high school, and seemed inexperienced. We had to ask repeatedly for several things before he brought them. At least his attitude was good, and he was friendly. Decor was the same as all the other Spaghetti Factories. Overall good for cheap fast food, kid friendly. Just don't expect much and you'll be satisfied.

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Mix by Ric's, The4154 Village Green, Whistler
Ok food, slow service
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 10:43am [Dine in]

Went for lunch because the lineup at Spaghetti Factory was too long. We were a party of 10, and it took a while to get seated, despite there being enough empty tables. We had 3 kids in our party, and the waitress did her best to accommodate their tastes. Food was pricey for what it was, but that's the norm in Whistler. I ordered the last beef dip (how could they run out by lunch time?). It was a large portion, and tasty. All the other food looked ok, nothing special. There were 2 servers for this place which is not large, yet the service was slow. The server didn't seem to clue in that when one person asked for the bill, she should bring the bills for the rest of the table. So everyone had to ask for their bills separately. Probably won't return.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House8611 Alexandra Road, #180, Richmond
Disappointing
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 10:22am [Dine in]

Went there on a Sunday evening, and it wasn't very busy. There was one large group of 8, our party of 6, and 3 other small tables of 2. The waitresses were friendly enough, but the food took way too long to come. I waited about 20 mins for my bowl of pho, and 2 other people in our party didn't receive their rice dishes until almost 30 mins after we ordered. One person ordered 2 sandwiches...one was served and eaten before the other sandwich showed up. The food was also very greasy. The soup broth was swimming in oil, and so heavy I had a hard time finishing it, despite being hungry. They did not serve me bean sprouts, so I had to ask for it. We've eaten at many Vietnamese places and this is the worst. Skip this place, go to Pho Hoa up the street instead.

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Isami Sushi4603 Kingsway, #6, Burnaby
Overrated
Submitted Monday, August 18, 2008 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

We went to this place on the recommendation of a friend. My first reaction was that it was a bit pricey. The decor was fine, though with the music they were playing (some sort of jazzy lounge music?) it definitely did not have a japanese feel. We ordered chicken karaage, wakame and some rolls. The karaage was ok, the pieces were small and could've been tastier. The wakame was really small, though it tasted ok. I was disappointed with the rolls, the rice was warm and the large rolls fell apart easily, making it impossible to take a bite. Service was decent, which was a pleasant surprise. Overall a disappointment, we left not feeling satisfied. Have had much better in Richmond for cheaper. Probably won't return.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Overrated
Submitted Monday, July 14, 2008 - 2:27pm [Dine in]

We went for lunch on a Sunday, and luckily everyone in our party got parking in the small busy lot, otherwise I don't know where else we could've parked. The restaurant wasn't busy, which was surprising for a Sunday lunch time. I was expecting a lot, given the good reviews here, but I was not blown away at all. Selection was small for lunch, but I did like that they had cones. The motoyaki was not good. It was served in little tin tart cups and was too greasy. The rest of the food was ok, the best was the chicken wings. The funniest thing is the way our dessert was served. We had 6 people, and ordered 6 servings of jello for dessert. What came out was a plate full of little jello cubes. We had to eat it with our chopsticks on our plates dirty with sauce. Not sure I'd go back again for lunch, but dinner looks interesting with hot pot.

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Honolulu Cafe3340 Kingsway, #240, Vancouver
Decent Cheap Eats
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

We've been coming here for years, and the food has always been quite consistent. After their renovation a couple years ago it was much cleaner, but now it's starting to look worn again with chips and stains on the walls. Tried many of their dishes, most are fine, definitely not fine dining but a step up from fast food. The service is hit and miss, seems like it depends on the servers' moods whether we get good service or not. Don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

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Thai Son Vietnamese6280 No. 3 Road, #100, Richmond
Best Viet. food in Richmond.
Submitted Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

Still great vietnamese food, but the Richmond address is wrong. They moved so they are now near the corner of Garden City and Alderbridge way, on the second floor. You actually have to go up and elevator now to get to the restaurant.

You gotta order the menu items with broken rice! Soooo good. The Pho is the best.

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
Coming from a Filipino...
Submitted Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 3:18pm [Dine in]

...what they've done with the food here is great. Nice and classy. Overall it's better than the cafeteria style Filipino restaurants in Vancouver but you do pay a price for the ambiance. Portions are just ok but the food is quite tastey, especially the palabok! Can't complain about the service around dinner time.

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