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azn_msfytDeltaSince June 2, 2005194 Reviews
Average Rating
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  • Food3 (3.2)
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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Will be back again and again and again...
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 12:54am [Dine in]

Food: Everything was fantastic! My BFF had the V-day menu while I ordered off the regular menu. Started with the appie trio (steak bites, jumbo prawn cocktail, beet salad) and ahi tuna and both were absolutely delicious. Steak bites were tender, ahi tuna was cooked perfectly with perfect accompanying sauce, beet salad was divine with the perfect balance of vinaigrette. Filet mignon was cooked perfectly med-rare, scalloped potatoes were the best I've ever had and rice pilaf was diffferent in a good way. The only qualm I had was there were way too many peppercorns on my peppercorn steak - the first bite was stunning and made me cough. It was literally covered with a blanket of peppercorns! Tone it down and it would be perfect. Seasonal vegetables were just broccoli - they could have added much needed color to the plate by having some carrots, colored potatoes, or anything besides green. Creme brulee was the best we'd ever had and chocolate was in our top 10. I only had very few complaints as the majority of the meal was perfect. Cocktails were also very good - the Pink Lemonade was the best drink I've ever had.

Service: We were tended to regularly but they were almost too attentive. I also didn't like the incessant chatter and jokes, almost if they had been treating us as children.

Value: excellent price in respect to portion size and taste.

Ambiance: perfectly lit, very romantic, lovely lighting, comfortable chairs - great place for a date. Lounge also looked very inviting and would go there for a meal and game anytime.

I will definitely return and I hesitatingly recommend others to try it as well only because I know this place will be hot and it'll only get more and more difficult to get a seat! Bon appetite!

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Browns Socialhouse11660 Steveston Hwy, #1020, Richmond
All ambiance and no substance
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 12:22am [Dine in]

Food: been there 2 separate times and was disappointed with a majority of the food both times. Wok fried squid is atrocious! It's oily, not crispy and smothered in a garlic/red pepper concotion that just makes the whole thing salty. As an asian person, I am embarassed that it has the word "wok" associated with it. Ahi tuna was terrible as the sauce was overbearing, the rice was just plain and it just tasted salty once again. Steak was overcooked. Margherita pizza was plain and smoked salmon pizza with capers was again just salty and since there was no sauce, everything was falling off the pizza! The only passable dish was the battered halibut - accompanying rice was ok but there was way too much tartar sauce doused on it so I actually had to eat around it. Salt is definitely the theme of this place. Drinks, however, were not bad for the price.

Service: spotty - water glasses not refilled, bills mixed up with other tables, unable to located a server when needed and some were friendly while others snobby.

Value: Food was absolutely overpriced for what was received. The only thing that was close to being worth it were the cocktails.

Ambiance: dark with sharp lighting at tables which was quite nice but it's quite small and its no wonder the bar is packed with people. Music was much too loud and with the number of people, it is difficult to carry on a conversation. Decor was nice and seating was very comfortable. Love the banquets.

Overall, will not return if possible as equivalent restaurants in ambiance, especially those on No. 3, have much better food for the same price. Would only have drinks here if forced to come again! Avoid food if possible!!

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La Terrazza1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
DOV 2009 - better than last year!
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

Food: the lobster bisque was alright and the buffalo mozzarella was disappointing, especially when it was an extra $6 for it. My salmon was a tad overcooked, the sauce with the underlying veggies didn't go well together but the accompanying leek puff thing was surprisingly very good. Usually leeks for me have been quite bitter but it had a nice subtle taste that complimented the salmon well. The beef short ribs were the best my dining partner and I have ever had! The meat melted away and the sauce was just perfect! Creme brulee was great but the chocolate terrine was pedestrian - like any other mousse-like cake. Drinks were tasty but... $$$.

Service: attentive but not overbearing.

Value: Our bill came to 124 after tax and tip which I thought was very pricy for the calibre of food served. Drinks were drastically overpriced ($11 for 1 cocktail!). 15% service charge was automatically added on despite us being a party of 2 - I found that odd and would've tipped 20% but c'est la vie if that's how they want it.

Ambiance: great soft lighting, lovely decor and perfect background music. Definitely a place you could bring a date to.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend this place for dine out since I think the quality of food was reduced. The dine out did not show the potential of great food this place is capable of but on the same token, the regular menu is tres expensive. I don't think I will come back as there are so many other restaurants in this city left to try. However, I would recommend it to others for special occasions but prepare to dole out the moola!

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Beard Papa's4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3160, Richmond
Delicious but artery-clogging
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 6:50pm [Dine in]

The most delicious cream puffs I've ever had - it was light tasting although each one packs over 300 calories so beware! Not something to indulge on everyday. We also had their chocolate eclairs and Fondant au Chocolate and they were equally as delicious but could also cost you your health. Think about this - it takes 30 minutes at full speed on an elliptical to burn the equivalent of one of these tasty treats!

Service: patient and friendly but it's also a food court so don't expect much.

Value: I think it's fair for what you get - around $2.50 for each treat.

Ambiance: It's a food court - enough said.

Overall, I'm glad I don't live in Richmond as I would be tempted to come here everyday and risk obesity! They're very good but I think I will only indulge in these maybe once or twice a year just because of the fat and calorie content. Bon appetite!

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Rain Flower Seafood Restaurant3600 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Great new dim sum joint!
Submitted Monday, January 26, 2009 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

Food: It serves different types of dim sum than from the typical shrimp dumplings and shui mai (which are still available). There was a nice vegetarian rice roll and tofu dish and the staples/tried-and-true favorites are still delish. Their dishes were fresh from the kitchen and so tasted even better! A few of the dishes seemed a little heavy on the oil but I still came out of lunch feeling better than what I usually feel after dim sum at other places.

Service: Had a reservation but still had to wait about 25 minutes. They acknowledge you are here but then put then put your name on a list with other waiting parties without reservations so it doesn't even make sense. Some waiters also avoided eye contact and even looked away when we tried to make eye contact with them several times. The other servers who were willing to help were quite pleasant though.

Value: A little more on the expensive side but still not bad.

Ambiance: A mish mash of opulent wall decorations and central flower arrangements with several types of wallpaper makes the place seem kind of odd, like they decided to take the last few feet of different wallpaper at a store to decorate the place or something but it turned out looking alright, almost comical. Cleaner than most dim sum other places and the best part with the roominess - I wasn't crammed right next to another person for once or seated right by the doorway!

Will definitely come back again and bring others with me! Careful with the parking situation though - you might get towed if you park at Canadian Tire!

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Capone's Restaurant & Live Jazz Club1141 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Poor service trumps the cake!
Submitted Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Food: not bad but not something to write home about. Entrees were all good but I honestly expected something better, especially angel hair pasta which fell flat on taste and portabello mushroom appie was just plain salty. Dessert of chocolate cake and ice cream was the only standout dish.

Service: Poor is all I could rate it. We were left in the doorway to stand while others were seated on the patio (despite being told by the hostess that the patio was closed down). Had trouble flagging our server down, waters were not refilled and it just goes on and on.

Value: Expensive for the small portions and accompanying small taste. Like I said above, the only item actually worth the money was the dessert.

Ambiance: Great ambiance with soft lighting and semi open kitchen. Great live jazz music playing and felt great to sit in. It was a little bit odd to sit in the corridor like area but the music did drift our way.

Overall, I would recommend people to avoid dining here at all costs as it would be quite disappointing. However, I would return for a drink if invited by others just to listen to the music and eat earlier elsewhere.

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Kingspark8291 Westminister Highway, #180, Richmond
Extra dollar for dinner hour???
Submitted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

Food: I've tried several dishes from here and all I can say is that it's ok and I've had better elsewhere. Some dishes like the Shanghai Fried Thick Noodle, Mushroom E-fu noodle and Thai Fried Rice I've had here and other places and I think it's been better at other places. Overall, its ok. The only thing they do have is that their drinks come in little metal barrels so they stay colder, longer.

Service: They seat us right away, take our orders, bring us our food, bring us our bill and that's it. Nothing special and definitely don't expect any more.

Value: Most dishes run from $6-9 incl. drink which is fine but when it comes to the dinner hour, they charge an extra dollar even though portion sizes stay the same! When I found out, I was infuriated - if you're going to want to capitalize on the dinner hour/crowd, create a new menu or increase portion size, don't just put a little asterix on the menu to tell customers that an extra dollar will be added simply because of the time of day you're in there.

Ambiance: I do like the booths and banquette seating and I find it to be a little more open than most cafes and, dare I say, a little bit cleaner.

Overall, I will only come here if I want to avoid the line ups at other HK cafes. If given the choice, I would go elsewhere since the food quality and taste at nearby places is much better. Only come if you're in desperate need for food right away or else just wait it out at other places - there is a reason why there are line ups there and not here.

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Bonqula8460 Alexandra Road, #165, Richmond
On the house or is it included?
Submitted Saturday, December 6, 2008 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

Food: I ordered the ground beef steak with teriyaki sauce while my dining partner had the chicken jyo. My beef steak was tasty and the teriyaki sauce was homemade - not the thick goopy stuff you get at other "japanese" restaurants. Came with a a piece of tofu, cold appy of lotus root and beef, miso soup, simple salad, 3 onion rings plus 1 deep fried prawn, rice and mango jello. The appies/side dishes were a tad typical, nothing special if you must, and I've definitely had better. Dessert was small but tasty. My dining partner liked his dinner but again, the appies/sides were not that impressive. He ordered the green tea jello which he enjoyed. Overall, nothing to call home about.

Service: Attentive but not overbearing. Really friendly and our tea/waters were never empty.

Ambiance: When we walked in, there was only 1 other table seated with 2 people and after 5 min, we were the only ones in there. It was a little awkward eating in an empty restaurant and perhaps explains why the service was so attentive. The restaurant itself is quite homey and nice, especially with the Christmas decorations but the emptiness of the place was a little too eerie for my liking.

Value: Dinner for 2 without drink and with tip came to 36 - which I thought was a little overpriced for the food received since it was not "fusion" as I thought it would be and the portions were small. I don't understand where the fusion comes in as it felt and tasted just like other japanese food.

Overall, I don't think I will return as there are so many other restaurants in the same area that offer the fusion experience but I am glad I was able to satisfy my curiosity to try this place. Although the service was great, the food was not as exciting as I thought it would be and eating in an empty restaurant was just too awkward. I hope they do drum up some business for themselves since they were so nice and perhaps one day, when they have fine-tuned this place, I may return.

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Jang Mo Jib8320 Alexandra Street, Richmond
Go in with low expectations!
Submitted Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 12:28am [Dine in]

Food: we ordered the BBQ chicken and seafood pancake, which then came with rice, a sweet cold potato dish, green veggies with garlic, bean sprouts, kimchi and marinated turnips. The BBQ chicken was delicious, although the table next to us had ribs and they also looked really good. The seafood pancake was greasy but tasted delicious. All of the sides were quite good but the sweet cold potato dish was my favorite and I can see why people would like the kimchi which was marinated really well. I've been to several other korean restaurants and I think this is the best by far.

Service: they show you to your table, they give you your food, they give you refills of whatever you need but that's it. Don't expect to be coddled or shown niceties, or even a glimpse of a smile. They don't even take your bill to the till to be rung through - you have to walk up and do it yourself. They will be indifferent but they do the job so I don't mind.

Value: meal for me and my dining amigo plus leftovers for lunch the next day (minus drinks) came to $36 before tax which isn't bad for the quality of food.

Ambiance: clean and comfortable with great lighting.

I will probably return again but start the meal by warning my fellow diners of what to expect. You just have to remember to be calm and patient (ie. don't get angry!) - just reflect your treatment in their tip amount!

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Hidden fees ruined it a little bit
Submitted Sunday, November 2, 2008 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

Food: had a whole lot of dishes and I think everything was really good. Kung Pao Chicken, Sweet Sour Pork Chops and Mee Goreng noodles were the ones that really stood out for me. Coconut ice cream and deep fried banana were a nice way to end the meal. Overall, much better than the other Thai and Malaysian places I've frequented before.

Service: Very attentive without being imposing.

Value: More expensive than the other Thai and Malaysian places and portions tend to be on the smaller side. They charged for tea, which we didn't know about until we received the bill in the end. We didn't even see it in the menu that they charged for tea. They also charged us a minimum service fee that I didn't know about - it wasn't mentioned to us and again, we didn't know until the bill was given to us.

Ambiance: Cramped and didn't have the ambiance that the Kits location does. Overall, ok.

Will return and may bring the future in-laws as well but careful with the hidden fees!

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Flo Tea Room7994 Granville Street, Vancouver
Never walked in before and can't decide whether it was a good idea...
Submitted Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

Food: I didn't order food but my compadres did - a chicken cream pasta and deep fried chicken. The pasta was ok but the deep fried chicken was terrible - soggy and tasteless. I had to dunk it in hot sauce several times to make it edible. We all ordered drinks and they were tasty although overpriced. Mango stars were a treat with my special drink that had 4 different flavors (strawberry, lychee, peach, mango) but I can't remember what its called.

Service: Server kept giving me and another girl at the end of the table all of the food and drinks even though we had already received our drinks and were clearly eating/drinking already. It was as though she was too lazy to find out who ordered what.

Value: Overpriced in comparison to other HK places and drinks were expensive in comparison to other BB tea places but they do have drink mixes that no other BB tea place offers.

Ambiance: not bad. Seems quite clean but there was also a strange smell that wafted through the place periodically - like stinky tofu...

I may return just for the drinks but I wouldn't stay in - take out only and I recommend others to do that as well.

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Banana Leaf3005 W Broadway, Vancouver
Great food and great ambiance
Submitted Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

Food: went there with a group of 10 and tried a variety of dishes, all of which were really quite good. The mussels and fried noodle stood out to me and the deep fried banana at the end was a nice touch to the meal. Also had a triple berry slush that was really quite tasty. Food was not as greasy as I've had at other Malaysian and Thai places so it was a nice change.

Service: we were constantly hurried since there was a group arriving at 8 and although I can see that they had to accommodate this other group, I didn't appreciate having to be rushed when we are all paying customers. If they had a tight schedule, then they shouldn't have overbooked the restaurant. A server also kept giving us dishes that we didn't order because she was confusing us for the table next to us. When we weren't being rushed, it was quite delightful.

Value: each us forked out 23.50 including tax and tip which isn't bad.

Ambiance: clean and had a tropical but dark aura about it so it was quite nice.

Overall, I would probably return again since the food was quite good and the ambiance was great. The only thing that would deter me is the parking situation - difficult to find on a Friday night and we circled the block many times over.

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Original Tandoori Kitchen689 East 65th Ave, Vancouver
Amazing memory
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 7:06pm [Dine in]

Food: Quite tasty. Naan and garlic naan was nice and dry - non-oily and crispy. Everyone seemed to enjoy their dishes. My favorite part of the meal was the mango ice cream with real mango pieces inside and it was really good.

Service: The waitress was really impressive as she memorized 8 separate orders without writing a single thing down. We whispered that we were probably going to get all of orders mixed up but everything came out as ordered. The only qualms I had was afterwards when it took forever to get the bill and to put in an additional order of ice cream.

Value: Having been to a variety of indian places in Surrey/Delta and having been spoiled by great food and large portions, this place seemed over-priced for what I received.

Ambiance: Just a normal restaurant - nothing interesting or nice about it.

I don't think I'll return since it's very much out of the way for us, but for those in the area, it's not bad. I would recommend others to come out to Surrey/Delta if they want really great food at a good price.

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Boston Steakhouse8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Overhyped
Submitted Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

Food: it was ok. Noodles with fish balls and slices were good, thai chicken style rice was terrible - chicken cubes had so much fat on them that I just took all of the chicken out. Noodle with beef in black bean sauce tasted a little off and was very greasy. Fried rice with beef was not bad. Overall, I've had much better at other HK cafes.

Service: very good but almost overbearing - we were waiting for a fourth member of our group and they asked us 5 times to order. Everything else was ok.

Value: expensive for a HK cafe and costs an extra $1 for cold drinks. I don't think the value is there for this place.

Ambiance: it looks quite nice when you first sit down but then you realize it is just as bad as other HK cafes. The place is crusted with dust and the shakers need a good cleaning. We were also seated by the kitchen door/bar and there was a funny smell in the air. I think if we sat elsewhere, it wouldnt have been so bad. Parking was atrocious - we had to park 3 lots away down the street and people were double-parked in the lot.

Overall, I don't think I'll ever come back - there are just so many other cafes that have better food and better value. We tried to like it but just couldn't.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar5951 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
I had my doubts but they pulled through
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2008 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

Food: had the spinach and artichoke dip to start which was tasty but has reduced in size since the last time I ordered it. I could feel the calories go straight to my love handles but I couldn't stop. Kobe beef meatloaf was surprisingly good - the sauce and mashed potatoes were delicious and nothing was left on the plate at the end. California salad was ok - reminiscent of something I've had better elsewhere.

Service: not bad considering we were a group of 30-40 people. I honestly thought they would screw it up but they were actually quite accomodating and tried their best. It took a while for the drink order to go through (came in the middle of our mains) and we weren't checked on until after the meal was finished but those things were minor.

Value: Spinach dip was a tad overpriced, kobe beef not bad for the value and the salad was not worth it. I guess you have to pick and choose to get some value but I also noticed that most of the dishes were hovering just below $20 which I think is a little overpriced for where you are.

Ambiance: Not great but not bad either. Nice and dark but the decor is nothing to look at. I think it's time this place received a renovation to keep up with the times.

I may return if there's another function since the food was not bad but I certainly wouldn't come here for an intimate date by any means. Great for large parties as everyone seemed quite satisfied with the service and food.

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Dinesty Chinese Restaurant8111 Ackroyd Road, #160, Richmond
Dinesty - all looks, no substance
Submitted Wednesday, August 27, 2008 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

Food: bland and oily. Spicy chicken turned out to be just deep fried chicken. Sweet and sour soup was just peppery. Ribs were fatty with little meat. Fish dish was plain tasteless. I would never eat this food again.

Service: Servers were terrible. In the middle of ordering, she looked away and didn't pay attention to me. I had to get her attention several times in the middle of ordering. They didn't remove dirty/empty plates and didn't refill our empty tea carafes until we specifically told them to. Long waits for food and for no reason.

Value: small portions, with relatively high price. Taste did not substantiate the prices.

Ambiance: great looking restaurant and I just loved the display of teapots in the entrance, as well as the comfy waiting seats. Open kitchen concept very nice, even though we were seated in the corner and couldn't see it. Love the reflective ceilings and comfy chairs.

Will not return since the food was plain terrible and recommend others to avoid. Ambiance was great but not enough to overcome terrible food, service and value.

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
Oh how the mighty have fallen
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 2:02am [Dine in]

I've always wanted to come here but over the years, I've heard of more and more disgruntled customers but I chose to ignore them and come anyways. I should have listened to the masses...

Food: Meal came with complimentary bread served with a vinaigrette and lobster infused oil which was quite good. The rest of the meal was downhill. Calamari was a disappointment as it was quite tough and still seafoody tasting - without the strong spicy mustard sauce, the dish would've been unbearable. The accompanying asian noodle salad was just awful - an oily bland mess that any asian person would be incensed and/or embarassed to have it identified as being asian. I had the special which comprised of half salmon, half halibut with a herb sauce - one word to describe it would be awful. I found a scale on the salmon, the salmon itself was dry and tasted of cardboard. The halibut was no better as it was also dry and bland. The sauce was neither strong enough nor was there enough to moisten the fish. Accompanying vegetables were limp and tasteless. Dessert was no better as the chocolate cake was dry in some parts and the cheesecake was boring and needed a sauce. So disappointing... To top things off, my friend had a live bug crawling on her dessert dish - I think it was a beetle but I'm not sure. They got a rushed sorry and given a new plate. Ugh.

Service: our server tried his best but kept getting orders confused. Another waiter that helped seemed insane - he kept bumping into all of our chairs, wanted to take away plates that we were still eating from, spilled oil onto the table (I had leaned away and he said I needn't worry as he wouldn't spill the oil on me and low and behold, he spilt it all onto the table) and at one point, was motoring everywhere so inattentively that he ran right into another waitress, sending food flying everywhere. Bills were mixed at the end of the night and some of us were left grumbling, especially when automatic gratuity was added on even though there were less people than when it is automatically added on. Their loss as I would have generally tipped more.

Value: none. Portions small, tastless and bland and not even close to substantiating the prices that we were paying. I've never paid so much for a meal without drinks.

Ambiance: The view is absolutely amazing but the restaurant itself is dated. I actually received a sliver from the bannister. There is also a weird mix of people, especially when a man dressed in dirty sweats beside our table let out a loud belch towards the end of our meal. There needs to be standards at a place like this...

I will never return and recommend others to stay away as well. The drive in through the rude security gate is enough to deter me from returning, let alone all the terrible food, service and value.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Floated away on a chocolate cake...
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 1:42am [Dine in]

Food: My dining compadre loved the veal (close to ordering a second portion!) and I wasn't that hungry and so ordered the Congolaise mussels for the both us which turned out to be quite good and with a large portion of mussels. Dessert was the highlight - we ordered the passion de chocolat and it was sublime. Rich chocolate cake with a sorbet on the side - a great way to end the night. The people sitting beside us raved about their desserts and now I can see why.

Service: Friendly and attentive but not overbearing - the perfect balance.

Value: portions were small - if I had been hungry, our wallets would have been in trouble. Large plates, small cuts of meat and very few filler veggies. The veal was described to have fingerling potatoes and what we got were 4 small little discs of potato, that all added up would have amounted to just 1 single small fingerling potato! Drinks were ridiculously overpriced for what was received. The saving grace is that the mussels were actually quite plentiful, so don't miss out on those.

Ambiance: great space but not acoustically pleasing - everything was very loud and the way the tables were packed tightly together meant that we were in listening distance to others and it made it difficult to carry on an intimate conversation. A whole mish mash of people, many of whom who thought they were god's gift to the world (to the couple sitting beside us who laughed when a young girl slipped and fell, if you're reading this, you guys are douches and we can all see that you guys are posers, evidenced since by your ugly wallpaper patterned shirt and cheap Breitling model watch and your girl wearing a cheap Guess top thinking she was so classy).

Overall, I would return to this place and recommend others to come as well since the food was very good. I would, however, choose to sit in the corner if possible to distance myself from the mega douches that seem to be multiplying in this city.

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Chilli House Thai Bistro1018 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Great day on Beach Ave
Submitted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 12:43am [Dine in]

Food: Calamari was disappointing - very chewy and tough to eat and came with a bland sauce. Chicken with cashews and mangos was a delight as well as the pad thai. Couldn't try much else since I was only dining with one other.

Service: Seated immediately and people were friendly enough but it seemed as though the service dropped off once they found out we weren't ordering anything expensive. They brought us our bill without us asking for it and didn't bother to ask if we wanted anything else when I did have a hankering for mango ice cream - oh well, their loss. Water was refilled frequently and without asking.

Value: Our meal with tip came to 42 which isn't bad but also isn't great either. I would come again but be more wary of what I ordered. Portion sizes weren't large - more on the smaller side so be prepared to dole out more cash if you're a big eater.

Ambiance: it was a great patio... until people just kept walking right through and seating themselves or just entering the restaurant through the patio! Became quite irritating and there really needs to be a gate or a sign of some sort to prevent that from happening. Views of False Creek are semi-blocked by cement blocks in the front.

Overall, I'm not quite sure if I'll ever come back to this location. The two dishes we had were great and the view on a nice day is quite nice but we felt hurried and the calamari was not a great start. I guess if I were in the area, I wouldn't mind coming back.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
One of the better AYCE
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2008 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

Food: we ordered a variety of items on the lite dinner menu and most of it was quite good. Tuna tataki was only ok, some rolls fell apart when they reached the table and some of the hot items were lukewarm when they reached the table but no serious problems otherwise.

Service: Quick ane expedient. Tea was refilled constantly and we received food quite quickly to our surprise. Host was a little odd though - seemed overly friendly, almost bordering on sarcasm but it could be just me. Overall, I was quite surprised for an AYCE restaurant.

Value: Pretty good for the number of items you could order. Unlimited sashimi which we all enjoyed. Not a bad price per person either - 19.95.

Ambiance: Clean and if you can get a window seat, its nice to look out on the road and watch the parking lot below full of bad drivers. LOL. Looking for parking was terrible as the lot tends to be full at any hour of the day - might be a good idea to park at Aberdeen and just walk over.

Overall, I would return since we all left quite satisfied and our wallets were not seriously damaged.

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