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AireiiVancouverSince September 6, 20088 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Little Tea House4700 Kingsway, #1120B, Burnaby
It's either me, or it's that Little Tea House has gotten cheaper.
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 6:42pm [Dine in]

After a visit to Little Tea House yesterday, I ordered a Coconut Bubble Milk Tea. I could taste how it isn't mainly composed of powder. Very good fruit slushs and milk teas. With their bubble tea made out of fresh fruit, it really makes a difference in the Bubble Tea society.

Food: Bubble(Tapioca) was chewy, very good. The milk tea itself was delicious, the coconut milk tea was composed of real coconut I believe, that's what makes it different from other Bubble Tea joints.

Service: Was awkward when cashier asked "With or without 'bubbles'" which was weird. But service was quick and friendly-enough to leave a positive mark.

Value: Food quality was well worth the 3.50. I have found my new Bubble Tea joint.

Ambiance: Well-kept for a very-busy bubble tea joint.

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Thai Son Vietnamese373 E. Broadway, Vancouver
Isn't as good as before.
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

When I was younger, my mom would've brought me to this place and eat Pho here. The Pho was always delicious, great for it's price.

Recently going there again, after trying out different restaurants...
It has become worse.

Food: I'm not sure whether or not people now-a-days have no taste in Pho or what, but I do not see why it is so 'busy' now. Before I remember the Pho and quality of the food was so good, now it tastes like a Pho joint that never gets any customers. Soup was bland, noodles were like before, not too soft, but beef was... not so tasteful. I don't know what has happened for the quality of the food at Thai Son that gone down, but it's definitely not as good as before.

Service: Waitresses chat a lot, they either ignore you until your hand is up for about 2 minutes or you flag them down/or they keep on bothering you every minute asking 'Have you decided your order yet'. Waitresses were dim-witted and gave wrong order to table, had to walk up to counter to tell that it was not my order. Gave me an attitude afterwards.

Value: Barely acceptable for such poor service and downhill food from before.

Ambiance: Takes a long time waiting in line for the chatty waitresses to notice and clean up a table after the customer has left for over 4 minutes. Two wipes on the table, spray. The ambiance is ok, but it's score is deducted from their long-time to notice a table just to clean it for another customer to sit-down.

I personally would not give it another try, after the most recent horrible experience. Not recommended from myself. Is very busy at times for some reason, would not go during busy times.

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Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Dim Sum is good, other qualities not worth mentioning.
Submitted Saturday, November 15, 2008 - 11:08am [Dine in]

The regular Sunday wait-in-line schedule for Dim Sum joints. As we get seated, after nearly 3 minutes the tea comes. Which is pretty much acceptable and reasonable at a busy Dim Sum joint.

Food took a disgusting amount of time to get here, taste was good, better than some other joints, flavor is pact, not plain-tasting food. Good, food was good in taste.

Service: Had to flag down waiters/waitresses for water. Pretty much isolated and never cared about. Had to walk up to a waiter to cancel order because of long delay. Waiter barely ever cared, just walked passed table as if never existed. Gave an attitude. Near the end when a different High-School senior or Post-Secondary waiter came to pick up table mess, was very kind. Only wished that waiter was our waiter instead of those crumbly looking waiters who gave us a stare and ignored us.

Value: Acceptable, not too pricy. Would have been a bit over the top for long delay and service. Passable to give a tip.

Ambiance: Decent, not too shabby looking, tables could be 'forced' and squished together for more customers.

Overall: Wait for food is disgusting, food is tasty. Service was bad, value is mediocre, Ambiance passable for dim sum joint.

Would not recommend.

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Big Orange4700 Kingsway, #E8A, Burnaby
Acceptable Drinks, Reasonable Price
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2008 - 10:26pm [Dine in]

Food: Big Orange hasn't disappointed me in my Coconut Bubble Milk Teas, nor my Watermelon Slush w/o Pearls. The price for it is reasonable for a Bubble Tea place. Quality of bubble teas/beverages is lower than some Bubble Tea places. Pretty decent actually, one of the better Bubble Tea/Juice places I have been to.
Coconut Bubble Milk Tea: Great taste, pearls are chewy. Tastes great.
Watermelon Slush w/o Pearls: Never given too little fruit portions, sweet, fruit's fresh.

Service: Apparently Big Orange likes to hire teenage girls. Haha. Fluent English, most of them well-educated. Kind.

Value: Reasonable enough for a Bubble Tea/Juice place, could be expensive if bought a lot of times, would like to be a very-close customer if it weren't that price is so high.

Ambiance: Not, very, pleasing. Could be a bit messy on the counter, napkins are nowhere to be found. Sometimes straws are at low amount and they didn't bother to refill it at a certain point. Chairs are misplaced probably due to customers, dirty chairs.

I would recommend it if I feel rich that day and have a lot of money in hand. But, I'd only give it a fair try about once a month or so.

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Pelican Seafood Restaurant1895 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Decent Food, Expected/Acceptable Price
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 11:22am [Dine in]

I actually know the son of the manager, so the manager would stir something up if he knows I was there eating.

Dim Sum is delicious, not overly-tasted or under-flavored. When came, was still steaming hot, means it wasn't double-cooked or left for a long time. Food is outstanding, definitely deserves plenty of comebacks just for the food itself. Food came at an acceptable time for busy Dim Sum places.

Service was friendly, waiters/waitresses liked to smile a lot. Probably due to the fact that I'm the son of the manager's 'little friend' as they call it. Didn't yell or give us an attitude, when we wanted to order another plate of food.

Value, expected at a Dim Sum place. Won't expect too cheap of a price otherwise it would be horrible food. Value isn't 'shocking', just pretty much the same as for a table of 4 at another dim sum restaurant.

Ambiance, clean, nice artwork around the restaurant, great decor. Paid even the slightest attention to the pebbles used as the counter's decor, painted pebbles deserve a 5 even though they're so small.

Would come again, recommended to friends who like to have a decent experience in a Dim Sum/Chinese Seafood restaurant. Appears to be quite well-liked for special occasions too.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great Noodles, Great Price
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 11:12am [Dine in]

Being here a lot of times due to the positive visits I have always got. I come again.

Ordered a large bowl of Pho with Fatty Flanks. Came quickly, friendly service. The noodles were outstanding, perfectly cooked bowl of Pho, flanks tasted great, a little bit chewy is how I like it. The broth is very tasty, delicious to my expectations. Lots of noodles, lots of beef, lots of soup broth.

Service was nice, I always liked to have the particular same waiter because she was nice to me and very friendly. Good English compared to other Vietnamese Pho Restaurant waitresses.

Value, was stunningly shocking. $6.50 I believe for a large bowl of Pho that left my stomach bursting. It's $4.00 for a regular-sized Watermelon Slush @ Big Orange, yet $6.50 for a large bowl of Pho that will definitely fill your stomach. Definitely a 5 for price and quality of Pho.

Ambiance, could use a decor, the carpets were... different from other Pho joints, heard it was an Italian restaurant so I didn't mind. Clean tables, comfortable seats to have a nice chat with a friend, would stay as long as I needed to be to finish my Pho, have some time to digest.

Would come again, positive experiences. Not far from Metrotown, for a great Vietnamese Restaurant in Burnaby, spectacular price. Would definitely recommend, go again.

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Pho Hoa5505 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great Pho for an OK price.
Submitted Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 11:51am [Dine in]

Pho Hoa has great Pho, with excellent service, all for a great price.

Food: When my dad brought me here, I ordered a Kids' meal since I was only 11 and 11 year olds don't eat a large bowl. My dad ordered a Pho Ga and I ordered the Kids' meal, which is a smaller portion of Pho w/ meatballs and briskets w/ a drink(Soda). The Pho came within an acceptable time. Meatballs were good, briskets were good, noodles were good, soup was great, was medium-hot which means it wasn't left alone for a long time. When I finished, I finally found out I was on for a little bit more, so I took some of my dad's Pho Ga. It tasted delicious! Overall, the food was great.

Service: A bit awkward when first walked into restaurant. There was a server standing in the middle of the restaurant, waiting to serve a customer, probably due to seeing car park beside the restaurant. Without having to stand up and going to the server to get our order, just a hand's up had a server come within 5 seconds. Great service.

Value: The value was good, ok for a kids' meal and a Pho Ga. Acceptable/worth it, tipped.

Ambiance: Very clean, probably due to only 3 tables occupied.

Would come again for great Pho. I would recommend it to my friends who know how to enjoy Pho.

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Pho Van3370 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Probably the worst bowl of Pho in my life.
Submitted Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 11:39am [Dine in]

The food tasted simply disgusting, I have had one or two past visits here before after going to the Vietnamese Doctor across the street.

When I was still a kid, I thought the Pho was ok, but as I got to taste other restaurants' Pho, this one is the worst restaurant I've ever been to.

Food: Ordered a Pho w/ Beef tendons/briskets/meatballs. Meatballs was extremely small, while it's small, it's even cut in half so it's smaller than the size of a Malteser. Beef was barely cooked, soup was too cold to possibly cook the beef. Noodles was ok, but the soup and other ingredients is another thing. The soup has an awkward flavor in it, it's probably the extra ingredient I wouldn't find in other Pho places, a freakin' huge carrot/onion that made the soup taste awkward and irregular, not a positive one either.

Service: Had to flag down a server just to order, had to go TO the counter to ask for a glass of water w/ ice, barely noticed me and was chatting or doing something irrelevant at the time. Server had no manners. Tipped them a dollar to pity their horrible restaurant.

Value: 2 Bowls of Pho, one for my brother, one for me. Added up to a total of $15?! It was unbelievable, horrible pho for such a high price?

Ambiance: Dirty, tables were barely wiped/cleaned, color was dark and depressing, T.V. was too loud, horribly mopped floors. Unorganized chairs.

I would never go to Pho Van again due to my horrible 3 experiences there. I'd rather drive all the way to Kingsway to Pho Hoa, even Pho Hoa is better than Pho Van, by a LOT.

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