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applepieBurnabySince June 25, 2007129 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Mezbaan3499 Kingsway, Vancouver
I won't recommend
Submitted Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

The food was mediocre at best. I ordered my mango chicken non-spicy but it came out spicy. My husband ordered his dish spicy and it was not. I think they just got the two mixed up. We didn't complain because the food didn't taste that good anyway, and a little spice wouldn't have made much difference. The restaurant looked like it needed some cleaning and the water glass felt greasy. I don't think I will come back and won't recommend it.

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Seoul Rice Cafe4679 Kingsway, Burnaby
Disappointed
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch and was disappointed. I ordered a beef ramen, and it was basically just instant noodles with some crumpled up, overcooked beef. There weren't even fresh vegetables, just the dried little veggie bits that came with the instant noodles. There wasn't much service either. Cold water and napkins were self served. I asked the server about the spiciness level of the ramen and asked specifically for non-spicy. But it came out spicy. The place was also really, really small and was cash only.

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ABC HK Cafe4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2972, Richmond
So much potential
Submitted Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is very nicely decorated, spacious and comfortable, a great place to meet up with friends or have a nice casual meal with family. It also seems very well-managed. They offer a good sized menu, with some items not as commonly found in other similar places. I ordered the ever popular fish noodle soup where you pick your soup base, type of noodles and choice of ingredients. I have ordered this at quite a few HK style cafes and I must say this is the worst I've had. The lobster soup had this awful fishy smell and the ingredients have no taste. It's not that they were skimping on ingredients. They were actually fresh and of good quality. They just don't know how to cook, I guess. What a waste! Why would anyone invest so much in the place, the management, the ingredients, and not find somebody who can cook? It is just too bad. It has so much potential, but nothing makes up for bad food, unfortunately.

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New Starlet Seafood Restaurant 5665 Kingsway, Burnaby
New Dimsum Restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

This new restaurant is where the old Po King used to be. They have renovated quite a bit and is looking great. There was a long line-up (good sign) when we were there for dimsum lunch, but people moved fast, and we had our table in less than 15 minutes. They asked us our tea selection on our way to the table, and tea was served right after we sat down. There were a good number of servers around, so ordering and getting our food was pretty smooth and fast. And the food was delicious. The selection of dimsum was good. Besides the regular staples, there were also a number of more creative items. And for the ambiance, it's the typical dimsum restaurant, busy and noisy. Price was comparable to other similar restaurants, considering their tea was free and some of the dimsum was discounted. All in all, a good lunch experience. I hope they keep up with the good work for a long, long time.

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Tai Won4727 Kingsway, Burnaby
Boring menu
Submitted Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

First of all, this is a Korean, not a Chinese restaurant, even though the name says Tai Won Chinese Restaurant. I have only been there for lunch, so I can only comment on that. I must say have never seen a more boring menu. Every dish lists pork as the main ingredient - pork on rice, pork on noodles, pork with bean sauce, or in spicy soup. There's a total of less than 10 items, and some of them were the same, just different sizes. So choosing what to order was very easy. We decided on a large order of pork noodles in spicy soup (for 2 or 3 people, according to the menu).
The order came in an enormous bowl, indeed enough for at least 3 people. But surprise - it wasn't pork. It was seafood, which was definitely not on the menu - well, not in the Engllish part of the menu, at least. Whether it's in the Korean part, I have no idea. But anyway, we asked the waitress if she had brought the wrong item to our table. She took a look and said it's what we ordered. "The menu is wrong," she said.
We gladly accepted the substitution because we'd much rather have seafood than pork. But still, it was weird. The food itself was not anything special. It's not worth a second visit, in my opinion.

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MJG Jangter4992 Newton Street, Burnaby
Needs a lot more work
Submitted Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

I saw this place while filling up gas at Chevron as it is situated right behind the gas station. We decided to get some lunch there yesterday, and were a bit surprised to find a nearly empty restaurant at 12:30 on a Monday just steps from busy Kingsway. We ordered two lunch specials, a seafood noodle soup and a rice bowl. The cook probably neglected to rinse the boiled noodles, making the broth very starchy and kind of unpleasant. The rice bowl was bland. It's too bad, because the restaurant itself looks quite nice. The wooden booths were spacious and comfortable.
They did not honour what they advertised: 10% off was written on their lunch specials menu as well as on a sign outside. When we asked after receiving the bill, they said it's already discounted. Well, it did not make a lot of difference in the end because we would have left a bigger tip to make up for the 10% anyway. But they should have honoured their promise.

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor7110 Hall Ave, Burnaby
Pizza is good, but pricy
Submitted Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:19pm [Dine in]

I have not been to Me n Ed for a long time, and decided to go in for lunch with an Entertainment Book coupon. We ordered a medium California pizza. I really enjoyed the thin crust, but the toppings were rather bland. It was also a pricy pizza - $22 for a medium. I would go back and try their other items only if I have a coupon.

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Pastameli5369 Headland Drive, West Vancouver
Very tasty Cioppino
Submitted Monday, October 8, 2012 - 8:07pm [Dine in]

It was my first visit to Pastameli and I ordered a seafood soup. It was tasty, with lots of fresh ingredients. Service was friendly and not intrusive. Considering they were very busy that evening and there were only two servers, I think the service was good. If I am in that area, I will likely visit and order the cioppino again.

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One Spot Soup House, The5857 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Reliable
Submitted Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

This is a very tiny place that serves good food. I have been here a few times and they have been consistent in the quality of what they serve. I have tried a couple of their clay pot rice, herbal soup, and noodle soup. All are flavourful with good portion size. Service is on the slow side. If you order clay pot rice, be prepared to wait 20 to 30 minutes. But the food is well worth the wait, in my opinion. Ambiance is bright and clean. My only complaint is that the tables are very small and depending on what you order, it can be a bit uncomfortable.

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Vietnam Garden524 Admirals Road, Victoria
Lukewarm Broth
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 11:44am [Dine in]

This place is called "Vietnam Garden" but their menu offered a very limited selection of Vietnamese food. On the wall, however, there are at least four "award certificates" for "best Vietnamese menu in Victoria". I was confused, and did not have a good feeling about this place, but was too tired to go elsewhere. So I decided to order the safest item - beef noodle soup. I figured a place named "Vietnam Garden" can probably make a decent bowl of beef noodle soup. How wrong I was! The broth was lukewarm and the noodles under-cooked. I told the server the soup was not hot at all and he took it away. When he brought it back a few minutes later, the beef was overdone and tough and the bean sprouts soft and limp. Instead of replacing the lukewarm broth, they just microwaved the whole thing for too long. In a nutshell, this place is a joke. At the very least, they should stop calling themselves "Vietnam Garden".

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Xiang Yuan Qiao4500 Kingsway, #2128, Burnaby
Bad and slow service does not make up for good food
Submitted Friday, April 27, 2012 - 4:03pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here a couple of times. The price is sllightly higher than other similar places. The noodle soup is not bad, hot and flavourful, and there does not seem to be a lot of MSG in it. Both times it took a while (15-20 minutes) for the food to come out. For a fast food place, it is pretty slow. But my major complaint is not the waiting. The service is REALLY bad, even by food court standard. The incredibly rude cashier orders you to return the clay bowl to her after your meal, no "please", no "thank you", no smiles. Not only that, when the customer does her the favour of bringing the tray with the bowl back, she would take her bowl and yells at the customer to remove the dirty tray. The first time I thought and hoped she was just having a bad day. But after the second time and observing her dealing with other customers, it seems that this is just the way she treats customers. Even though the food is not bad, it is totally not worth it. As long as she's at the counter, I will not eat there again.

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Green Lemongrass1086 Kingsway, Vancouver
Yummy Braised Duck
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2012 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

Green Lemongrass offers more than just the regular Vietnamese beef noodle soup. There is a section in the menu on regional specialties. I enjoyed the braised duck noodle soup very much. The large pieces of duck thigh and drumstick were tender and full of good flavours. Service was good; the female server we had was very friendly and helpful in answering questions about some of the ingredients. We had an enjoyable lunch and will definitely recommend this place.

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Chong's Restaurant2532 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good dimsum
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:32pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to Chong's for a few years and the last time I visited, the setting looked different from before. They have put in more small tables, so we didn't have to share a table with strangers. The food was the same great taste I remember from a few years back, with large portions and low prices. I especially enjoyed the congee yesterday. The stuffed eggplant and fried rice were pretty good, too, though the steamed rice rolls were somewhat lacking. They also offered a few choices for the complimentary tea. Service was prompt and efficient. I will likely come back one of these days.

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Mongo Bongo512B 6th Avenue, New Westminster
I enjoy my meal
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

They had a fairly decent selection of veggies and sauces, but the meats were kind of limited. And the way they cooked everything in the same sauce meant everything tasted more or less the same, which wasn't bad on the day I visited. Service was friendly and efficient and the value was pretty good. I will likely come back another time.

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Osaka Island7615-7617 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Lukewarm Rolls
Submitted Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

The title says it: the BC roll was lukewarm - yuck. The Osaka roll has half-cooked salmon slices on top. The tempura had heavy batter, probably because it was made some time ago and just reheated before serving. I had heard some good things about this restaurant prior to visiting, so I was genuinely surprised when I walked into an empty place. For the whole duriation of our meal, ours was the only occupied table in the restaurant. And we did not go there at some odd hours. It was about 12:40 when we arrived. The restaurant itself is very clean and spacious, and has a lot of potential. Hopefully, it's just an off day for them, but for me, I don't think I will be returning anytime soon.

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Potter's Garden Korean BBQ5599 Kingsway, Burnaby
No good
Submitted Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 11:40am [Dine in]

I looked from the outside and saw mostly Korean patrons, so I decided to try this restaurant. The place is spacious and looked decently clean, that is, until you go to the washroom. I ordered a beef ribs soup with rice and side dishes. All were pretty tasteless, and I suspect the (cold) side dishes were not clean as I experienced some discomfort later in the evening. Service was no good either. There were only two servers in the whole restaurant. Everything took a long time -- ordering, tea refilling, getting the bill. And it's hard to get the attention of the servers since they were both so busy. Needless to say, I will not be returning.

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Perfect Taste Restaurant4500 Kingsway, #1011, Burnaby
Far from perfect
Submitted Friday, July 1, 2011 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

It's a very small restaurant on the ground level of Crystal Mall, with a street entrance. It's looks fairly new and reasonably clean. But the food is just not up to standard. I ordered a very simple dish, beef sautee with onions, and it came with steamed rice, soup and a small side dish of cold vegetables. The cold vegetables - cucumber and carrot - seem a bit out of place, but I wouldn't complain if it tasted good. It did not. It tasted like everything had been dipped in salty water. The beef was not of good quality and lacking in flavour. I have a feeling that this place will not last as I don't see them being able to compete with the foodcourt upstairs, even though their prices are on the low side.

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Yakko Sushi4689 Kingsway, Burnaby
Excellent Value
Submitted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 7:25pm [Dine in]

I really like the idea of choosing your own combination and sampling different food in the bento box. I wish more sushi restuarant would do that. Everything I picked turned out to be good and tasty and the California roll deserves an "honourable mention", in my opinion. Portion size was so generous I had difficulty finishing the whole thing. So I will definitely be back another time.

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Good value lunch, but service is lacking
Submitted Monday, June 20, 2011 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

Their lunch specials posted on the walls are very good value - great taste, generous portions and very reasonably priced. But they really need to do something about their service. As soon as we sat down and were given menus, a server came to ask what we'd like to order. Well, we hadn't even open the menus yet, so I said, "Please give us a couple minutes." He said "sure" and then promptly removed our menus. I don't know how we were supposed to order without menus. We ended up ordering the specials posted on the wall. Food came out fairly quickly, but no one ever came by to refill our tea cups. So if you're ready for good food with minimal service, this is the place to go.

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Delizia Fusion Cuisine8391 Alexandra Road, 2150, Richmond
Delizia is delicious
Submitted Monday, February 14, 2011 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

This looks like a fairly new restaurant. It's not very big, and decor is very modern and tasteful. They have a good size menu with some less common items. I ordered a ramen with lobster and abalone. The soup base had no MSG and it tasted fresh and full of flavours, but the portion was on the small side. Service also very friendly and polite, and they checked on you a couple of times to make sure things were OK. All in all, it was a pleasant dining experience.

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