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AreaManN. BurnabySince December 20, 20066 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value5 (5)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Risty's Cafe and Sushi Bar8542 Granville St., Vancouver
Where else can you get a burger and a bubble tea for under $10?
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2009 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

Took a chance on a place that oddly offered both traditional greasy spoon fare and sushi, and happy to report they do both very nicely! The sushi is fresh and very reasonably priced - especially the combos and bento boxes.

They also do something far too few sushi joints do: they bring your entire table's food at once, not just one person's! I hate sitting there while someone feels bad about eating their food. Despite that, hot food (including sushi rolls with hot fillings) always come out hot, and nothing ever tastes like it was made and sat under a lamp. Their BBT/slush/milkshake menu is pretty extensive too.

If you've been hesitating to give them a try, don't wait any longer! This is a gem of a place.

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Jane's Restaurant4217 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Can't beat it for the price.
Submitted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 3:30pm [Dine in]

Love this place. If you're up late on a weekend morning, nothing beats stumbling into Jane's for the best $3 breakfast I've come across yet. They give you a nice big heap of homefries which are shockingly non-greasy and very, very tasty. Their coffee is great and they keep it filled up throughout the meal as well.

A huge plate of decent chinese will run you $7 here, though I'd give the sweet & sour pork a miss and get chicken-something instead. $5.50 will get you a decent cheeseburger with bacon, fries and soup. Seriously, eating here and grocery shopping are neck-in-neck cost-wise, I swear!

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Pho 66 Vietnamese Noodle House3663 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Reliably fantastic
Submitted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

Can't say enough good about this place. Admittedly, the location at Boundary & Hastings is a little shady, but not actually that bad.

The restaurant's exterior is a depressing old thing and doesn't give much clue to its quality. Inside, however, the place is surprisingly well-kept, and reliably very clean. I've yet to encounter so much as a smudged window in my many visits here. The bathrooms are mostly original and thus not very pretty, but again, clean is the word of the day.

Nothing I've ordered here has ever been been even slightly short of fresh, and - especially if you're used to chain pho like at Pho Hoa - has always been thoughtfully presented and delicious. I'm a fan of all things spicy, so the hot & sour pho with beef and prawns is a favourite; their beef is always very flavourful and the prawns are big and fresh. By comparison, I find the regular (un-spicy) soups a little tame, but that's likely more a product of my affinity for melting my taste buds than their soup itself.

Appetizers like spring and salad rolls are always good here. The vermicelli bowls make for a perfect light meal on a non-soup day. The beef in the one we ordered was surprisingly thick, but very tender and not overly sauced, with crisp lettuce and shredded carrot filling out the bottom half of things.

If you've never had Vietnamese coffee, here's the place to do it.

The service is genuinely cheerful and pretty efficient, even with a full house. Tea is brought around regularly, but not to the point of being an annoyance.

Whether you're new-ish to Pho or have been enjoying it for a while, Pho 66 is a treat.

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Tataya Sushi6714 Hastings, Burnaby
Don't expect much and you won't be disappointed.
Submitted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 2:57pm [Dine in]

Well, it’s all you can eat for $10.99. If you’re expecting anything other than edibility and dry indoor conditions, forget it. Not a terrible idea if you just want to scarf cheaply though – the teriyaki beef roll is surprisingly decent. The two guys running the show are nice enough and remind me of the Hatori Hanzo sushi bar scene in Kill Bill. Amusingly old inside - I always wonder what it was before it was a sushi restaurant. You walk though the kitchen to get to the washroom, so either don't look or look closely, depending on how much you subscribe to the ignorance-is-bliss school of thought.

I avoided this place for a long time because I was pretty sure $10.99 all you can eat would be sketchy. It wasn't as sketchy as I thought, but it's not a first (or second) choice by any means. Think of it as equivalent to Robson Sushi (similarly sketchy and suspiciously cheap all you can eat) but you'll save the gas and $3 parking if you live in Burnaby anyway. Hong sushi a block down is a better bet if you actually care.

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Taisho Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, 15E, Burnaby
Horrid.
Submitted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 2:54pm [Dine in]

The conveyor served up basically nothing but tempura-battered maki pieces (kappa, tekka, etc) last time I was here. I assume this was to prolong the life of otherwise inedible sushi? It didn't work. They were just mushy and gross(er) than usual. Service was appalling, too.

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Kilala Sushi Bar4749 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Shame it's not better-known...
Submitted Wednesday, December 20, 2006 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

This place used to infuriate me for being closed on Mondays when I had them off. Be prepared to spend for separate items, as the under-$10 combos are not especially worthy unless you live for small pieces of garden-variety (kappa, tekka) maki. The place is aptly named; it is a sushi bar only and does not serve hot food. No teriyakis or gyoza here.

You won't miss them. While I enjoy them too, let's be honest - they're filler for the kids who want "the cooked stuff" (the ones I usually want to slap). Kilala has the best Saba (one of my favourites) I’ve had anywhere – absolutely perfect and topped with finely chopped scallion and a tiny piece of lettuce on top of the rice finger – and the Futo Maki, while a little pricey, just feels substantial. The couple running it are sweet and always seem grateful for your visit, and will gladly provide extras like little cups for mixing soy in if you're picking up.

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