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azn_msfytDeltaSince June 2, 2005194 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (2.9)
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Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant8380 Lansdowne Road, #110, Richmond
Great B-day dinner!
Submitted Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 9:59pm [Dine in]

Food: everything we ordered was really quite good. We had xiao long bao, tofu with enoki mushrooms, shanghai fried thick noodle, crispy rice with shrimp in tomato sauce, vegetarian hot and sour soup, eggplant and tofu in black bean sauce, chicken in wine and ribs in some type of red sauce. The tofu was deep fried and tasted really good with the enoki mushroom sauce - very interesting textures and the sauce was amazing. I could actually talk about each and every dish in a positive way.

Service: We came in early to drop off the b-day cake and the hostess was really nice about it. We were able to easily flag someone down to order, tea was refilled quickly, dishes cleared in good time and they even re-dished our chicken so it could fit better on the table. After the meal, they cleared our table, and gave us plates, forks and lit the birthday cake candle so we could serve the cake to the birthday girl.

Value: 8 dishes came to 97 before tip - that's pretty damn good.

Ambiance: Great partially open kitchen concept and nicely lit. Not a lot of matching chairs but I didn't really care. It was a nice place that I would happily bring out of town guests to.

Overall: Highly recommended. Make reservations if you want a table though cuz there wasn't a free one in sight!

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Northern Delicacy4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2788, Richmond
New fave here I come!
Submitted Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 12:46pm [Dine in]

Food: Every dish we ordered was quite good. We had this rice dish that consisted of hard rice that is then mixed with tomato sauce at the table, this beef and mushroom wrap dish, xiao long bao, stir fried shanghai noodle and shanghai spring rolls. The spring rolls were a little greasy and nothing special and the xiao long bao were ok but every other dish was really tasty. Their tea was also really good - something I can't quite put my finger on...

Service: We were greeted immediately and taken to a nice comfortable booth seat in the corner of the restaurant. Service was expedient and attentive. Quick water and tea refills.

Ambiance: Clean with really nice decorations. Would def. recommend taking the parents here.

Overall: Would def return to try other dishes and bring my parents too!

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George's Taverna3760 Moncton Street, #130, Richmond
Great food but ambiance needs work
Submitted Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Food: Had the calamari dinner and chicken souvlaki. Chicken was succulent and flavorful and rice was not too salty which is sometimes the case at Greek restaurants. Calamari was good but just a little on the greasy side - needed a minute or two to drain further or placed on a paper towel to absorb some of the oil that was still dripping off. Hummus was fantastic. Potatoes were marinated rather than roasted which I was a little disappointed about but still tasted rather good.

Service: Waitress had a sourly demeanor but was still efficient. She and the owner had great rapport with the regulars which means my dining compadre and I were not going to get a smile from her unless we came in at least once a week.

Ambiance: Some people might find it endearing but I just thought the wack load of things on the walls and in the hanging nets overbearing and tacky. In the daylight, you can see just how a thorough cleaning of the place is needed. Dirt caked along the floors and some walls, dust layered on top of some of the ornaments, and grease encasing the cooking area. There were also several flies buzzing around making the dining experience half eating and half swatting. Place doesn't seem to faze customers though since it was a Thursday night and the place was still packed.

Overall: I would recommend people to come and try the food as it was delicious but maybe try to sit away from the kitchen where most the dirt can be seen with the naked eye.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Good but not great
Submitted Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 9:46pm [Dine in]

Food: There were 2 menus to choose from and we took the non-special cheaper menu which was still quite extensive. Some warm items came out cold, especially the shrimp tempura which was most definitely cooked much in advance and just taken out when ordered. I like that they have beef tataki and tuna tataki. Lobster and shark fin roll was disappointing but then again, its all-you-can-eat so I didn't expect much. No limit on sashimi which I really enjoyed. Stay away fr the Jello dessert though - it is NOT jello but a generic no name brand that is bland and dry tasting. Overall, not bad.

Service: Prompt but sometimes need reminding but overall quite good for an all-you-can-eat place.

Ambiance: Clean. Tatami rooms that fit 6-7 look nice as well.

Overall: I would recommend for those who look for the all-you-can-eat but stay away if you're watching your waistlines!

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Joey820 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Not bad but could be much better
Submitted Friday, March 7, 2008 - 6:56pm [Dine in]

Food: had 2 lunches here in 2 days and everyone on both days seemed to enjoy their meals. Had the med grill burger which I thought was quite good. Portion size isn't bad for what you get, especially downtown when a lot of the eateries inflate prices but have no substance.

Service: Inconsistent. The first day, we had a guy who was fast but we didn't understand a word he was saying - speak up and stop slurring your words! Glasses were disgustingly dirty as well - food stuck all over them and lip marks still present and after having to change 2 of our glasses, he just changed them all which is good. We were in and out in no time. Second time in was atrocious. We were two tables, sitting separately and food was arriving inconsistently, bills were mixed up, ppl were charged for things they didn't order - just a mess overall. Our server was terrible and she seemed flustered despite our tables being quite patient. We ended up being 30 min late since our bills took 25 min to sort! In the end, one of the hostesses gave one of my dining compadres a $15 gc but still not enough for the terrible service.

Ambiance: Beautiful restaurant with very comfortable booths. Love the digital picture frames with rotating pics. Bar looks amazing despite not being seated in that area. Washrooms were very nice and clean.

I would return if I were in the area but if I get that one server again, I'm hightailing it out of there! Be careful of the water glasses and make sure you have time to eat lunch because an hour lunch can easily turn into 1.5 to 2 hours!

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1145 Robson Street, Vancouver
Quick lunch became long lunch
Submitted Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

Food: we had the roma tomato capellini, thai chicken tacos, california burger, slow roasted quarter chicken and spicy thai chicken roll up. Overall, everyone seemed to enjoy their food. Curly fries were disappointing as they weren't spicy but c'est la vie. My quarter chicken meal was a little disappointing - chicken was quite bland and came with no sauce. Mashed potatoes were ok, roasted veggies were pitifully done (squash was mashed, veggie overcooked) and corn bread muffin didn't taste like corn - just bland.

Service: appalling. We went in there before the lunch rush began and although there was only 1 other table seated, the server had trouble finding seats for us. Server was terrible as she gave us our drinks and never came back. It was a good 20 minutes before we spotted her and flagged her down - too long if we only have an hour for lunch. After our meals, we couldn't locate her to pay! We actually walked to the hostesses and they were too confused to help us even though it was quite straightforward - separate cards used for separate meals. It was actually quite frustrating. It took us another 15 minutes to pay. We ended up being 15 min late fr lunch despite only spending 20 min tops eating.

Ambiance: Dire need of renovations as the place looks dated and many of the seats are cracking. Glad they'll be closing for renovations.

Overall, I probably won't be returning for a meal since it took too long for us to get served. The food is not good enough to warrant the wait.

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Tsunami Sushi1025 Robson Street, #238, Vancouver
Gimmick but not much more
Submitted Monday, March 3, 2008 - 6:20pm [Dine in]

Food: sat at the bar and had the california roll, ebi sushi, dynamite roll, tuna roll and some salmon sushi. Everything was quite standard and nothing to rave home about. The way it just circles around makes me wonder how long some of it has been on the conveyor belt. Some of the items did seem a little old. Expensive for what you get and it's easy to go overboard as you keep reaching for more dishes. Careful what you pick or your bill will be a little more than what you expected.

Service: Not much. We were seated promptly at lunch and tea was refilled. Bills came fast. It was a little awkward having them watch over you though.

Ambiance: The little boats are cute but I think comes at the price of freshness. Clean enough but nothing special.

I don't think I will be returning since there are just too many places on Robson to choose from. Better luck next time!

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Maxim's Bakery4800 Kingsway, #161, Burnaby
It's take out - not a restaurant
Submitted Monday, February 18, 2008 - 9:20pm [Dine in]

Food: Buns, cakes and other pastries are quite tasty but sometimes too dry. They don't taste great the next day unless you re-heat them in the microwave for 20 or so sec unlike other bakeries where their buns are fresh for a few days. My staples from there include bbq pork bun, bbq pork pastry (cha sui sow), coconut buns, pineapple buns and egg tarts. Price is very good and if you buy over a certain amt, there's no tax.

Service: Much better than the Rmd location - take a number and they grab whatever you like. The only thing I don't like is how they try to shove buns into the smallest possible box - seems quite cheap when I always spend around $7 on buns and I get home to find they've all been reduced to the size of a spring roll and my pineapple bun is now a pineapple coconut mash.

Ambiance: It's take out, not dine in so great could it be? Clean though and buns are nicely laid out.

Will continue to go to this location as long as they stay as cheap as they do.

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Chow3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
And chow down we did!
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

Food: had the early prix fix menu ($35 per person). Had this portobello mushroom tart that was amazing and a creamy mussel soup which was good. For mains, we had the pork loin and ling cod. The pork loin was very good but there was a peculiar after taste while the ling cod was ok - a bit greasy I thought and may have been overcooked a tad. They both came with this cauliflower puree which complemented both dishes well. Ended the night with the chocolate mille feuille and pistachio nougat which were both excellent. Drinks were a tad disappointing - nothing special.

Service: fantastic the entire night. Glasses were refilled and they made sure we were taken care of without being too intrusive.

Ambiance: Great interior, great lighting, spacious but not much of a view. The restaurant also seemed a bit empty but it was a Sunday night.

I would recommend others to come to Chow's and we would return perhaps to taste the regular menu.

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Curry King Cafe4250 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Pleasantly surprised
Submitted Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

Food: I had a baked seafood with fried rice while my dining compadres had the baked spaghetti with ham and chicken and curry chicken. I thoroughly enjoyed my dish and was surprised at the amount of seafood it came with. Everyone else also liked their food although the curry chicken came with entirely dark meat, which my white breast meat loving friend had a little bit of difficulty with but didn't complain too much cuz the sauce was so tasty. All 3 meals came with a hot or cold drink and the bill came to $25 which we all thought was reasonable.

Service: Nothing special as usual - they seat you, get your orders, bring drinks, food and your bill and that's it.

Ambiance: Clean. Looks like a normal cafe.

Will probably return if I'm in the area and need a quick and cheap bite to eat. Food is tasty enough and they have an extensive menu. Don't expect any special service but it is efficient and cheap.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
A big improvement
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

Food: had the shanghainese thick noodle and seafood chow mein and they both were pretty good. I ordered from the mix and match menu last time and it was quite bland (fried chicken with garlic sauce) so I think I will try to stick to the "Chinese" menu. The free refills are a definite plus, especially when my dining compadre can finish a few glasses in a single sitting.

Service: Vastly improved since the last time I came. We were promptly seated and drinks were served quickly. Food was served in a timely manner but it took some time to flag some waitresses down.

Ambiance: Not bad. Tables and chairs and nothing more but seemed much cleaner than some of the cafes I've been to since.

I think this cafe just seemed so much better since I've dined at some other sub-par places. Will definitely return but will try to avoid peak hours when there is a wait. Recommended but you have to remember that this is a cafe, not fine dining, so come expecting efficient and borderline rude service.

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Pittsburg4500 Kingsway, #1687, Burnaby
Service not expected from an HK cafe
Submitted Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

Food: I had the seafood fried noodle with XO sauce while my dining compadre had the japanese fried noodle that comes on a heated plate. They both came with the same noodles and unfortunately the both tasted the same as well and both had an overload of bland cabbage. Ice teas were good. Prices were also higher in comparison to other HK cafes.

Service: Surprisingly good as they refilled waters, brought teas right away, brought waters right away and food came in a timely manner. They were also quick with the bill as well. Much better than other HK cafes we've been to. Easy to follow menus but not as extensive as I would have liked.

Ambiance: Questionable use of red crush velvet in the booths but comfy nonetheless. Reasonably clean in the restaurant area with a typical cafe feel to it. Washrooms were questionable... avoid if possible.

I may or may not return - the prices are higher than other cafes so I might try to shop around Burnaby for other cafes before returning to this one. Overall, ok -not the best but not the worst. I would only recommend this place if you're willing to pay the extra bucks without the extra bang - I would only come back if I were at Crystal Mall and were too lazy to go elsewhere.

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Tokyo Ichiban3380 Lansdowne Rd, #170, Richmond
Another AYCE joint
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

Food: Average - had the lunch AYCE twice and it was the same both times. Rolls were ok - a lot of it was rice but I find that a theme in AYCE places. Hot food items like karaage and gyoza came luke warm - like they had been sitting on a hot plate for a while. Overall, not very good food even though it was a cheap deal ($11 per person) but it did fill the belly without making it sick.

Service: Slow and kind of rude. Everyone there is quite rushed and some items take forever to come out.

Ambiance: It's nice that they have the tatami rooms but the lighting and the whole atmosphere of the place is definitely not as nice as it could be.

Overall, I think I won't be returning on my own since there are much better places in Richmond to eat - it may not be AYCE but it's just as cheap and filling. However, if someone else wanted to go there, I wouldn't mind but best to avoid if you can.

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Ebi-Ten388 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great meal before the game
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:55am [Dine in]

Food: Very tasty. I had one of the combos that came with udon and tempura while my hockey buddy had the chicken teriyaki bowl with salad and tempura. We were both very satisfied and glad we stumbled upon this place before heading off to the game.

Service: Not much. They call your number and you pick up your food at the counter. You seat yourself and you clean up after yourself.

Ambiance: Reminds me of a McDonalds. Tables were dirty and I had to wipe mine down before eating. Not much there either.

Will return for that quick bite to eat before a game since stadium food is expensive and fatty. Recommended.

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Dix BBQ & Brewery871 Beatty St., Vancouver
I don't want flies with my salad
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11:49am [Dine in]

Food: had this chicken wrap that was quite good but possibly the most healthy option on the menu. Accompanying salad was ok, vinigerette was quite good. Nothing to write home about. My dining compadre had the ribs which he was said were ok. Came with a side of beans he didn't touch and some fries. Portions were large so I guess it was good food for value.

Service: Server disappeared and we went when it was relatively empty - only 2-3 other tables were filled. No water refills, no drink refills. Quite disappointing.

Ambiance: Dark and dirty. Tables were sticky, and I guess to aid in the clean-up, were covered in sheets of paper. Definitely not a place to take a date unless you're aiming for pub food. When our food came, there were so many fruit flies around! I couldn't eat properly since I was constantly swatting at them. They need some pest control in here quick.

Overall, I would probably not return since I dread the idea of eating bugs that may have flown into my food. The meal was ok tasting but not enough to warrant a drive out there specifically for this place. Definitely not a place for the healthy conscious either.

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Sip Resto Lounge1117 Granville Street, Vancouver
Has the potential
Submitted Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 6:50pm [Dine in]

Food: Tuna was not bad, calamari was average, peirogies were ok but crab cake was excellent. Overall, the food is good tasting but nothing to warrant the prices since the portions are quite small. Drinks were interesting, great mixes.

Service: Server kept disappearing - don't know where to since this places is quite small. Food was arriving inconsistently - some dishes 30-45 minutes earlier than others when we ordered at the same time. No water refills and when we wanted additional drinks, server was no where to be seen. Many times we had to ask other servers for our orders or to locate our server. It is no wonder turnover is quite low.

Ambiance: The lounge is really quite nice despite being really small (I thought it would've been much bigger or else I would've gone elsewhere since I had a large party). We ended up being squished in the corner by the ATM. There is only one washroom and it's unisex and it was flooding all night! Quite disgusting...

Will probably not return - the food is good but not good enough for me to pay those prices or drive around a while to look for parking and then possibly have to wander around granville st for a bathroom when it floods (and it will - heard from many sources it happens all of the time). However, if you don't mind taking the chance, this place isn't bad to sit around and chat with friends while having a few drinks and nibbling on a few tasty treats if you're willing to pay the price.

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Feenie's2563 W Broadway, Vancouver
DOV 2008 - Disappointed
Submitted Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 1:30am [Dine in]

Food: I think small portions are the theme of this place. The smoked salmon consisted of 2 uber transparent sheets of salmon. Casear salads were very ordinary - only 3-4 croutons a serving though! Arctic char was tasty but so small I could finish it in 3 bites - wouldn't have been so bad if they had provided enough filler but I only received a few cubes of potatoes and 5 half sized string beans. Veal cheeks were by far the smallest portions I've ever seen - two smalls pieces concealed under a bunch of baby greens and on a scoop of mashed potato. My dining compadre finished it in under 5 minutes because it was so small. Taste was overall quite good but the portions were much too small - we ate again immediately afterwards at Angel Cafe (ha!). Overly large plates made the food appear even smaller. Drinks expensive for alcohol content.

Service: About the same as a BP. There was a tv in our section but the server said the manager didn't allow us to turn it on b/c it was only for presentation sakes. I was confused. Server dropped utensil on the table. A variety of servers helped us - no intimacy whatsoever.

Ambiance: Great looking restaurant - nice and earthy and a great place to chat. Loved the darker ambiance and candlelight.

Overall, I won't be returning to this restaurant for a normal meal if this is what they served for DOV - I thought DOV was used to attract diners to their normal menu but Feenie's failed miserably in this respect. Would warn others to stay away as well - there are so many other great restaurants that would give you the same quality of food but at greater quantities and/or lesser price.

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Tawara Sushi15153 Highway 10, #103, Surrey
Little gem
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2008 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

Food: had the chicken teriyaki bento box while my dining compadre had the dynamite roll bento box and we shared a spicy agedashi tofu and edamame. Food was quite good and it came with an assortment of tempura, salad (which had this really great tangy sauce), daily special (which was deep-fried chicken on a stick) and miso soup - a really great deal for $8. I didn't mind the slower service, esp. when the place was packed.

Service: Slow but not bad when you're not here for a business lunch. I can see how ppl would be annoyed if they had somewhere to be. Servers were rushing around trying to take orders and get food out to the tables so I didn't feel so bad since they weren't merely standing around. Food came out relatively quickly.

Ambiance: It's located within a mall complex but the inside was surprisingly nice - high ceilings, dark wood panelling, great lighting. The plates and menus matched the decor.

Overall, I would definitely come back but only if I was not in a rush to get anywhere. Pretty good food for the price so definitely worth it. Recommended.

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Spotted Prawn Bistro, The1055 W Hastings, Vancouver
Expected more
Submitted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

Food: Reminds me of Earl's and other food chain restaurants - nothing imaginative or original. Had the ling cod while my dining compadre had the chicken teriyaki bento box. California rolls were hard and had the taste and texture of being made last night by someone who didn't know how or shouldn't be making sushi. Teriyaki sauce tasted the same as the sauce that came on my ling cod. Bread was cold and had been briefly shoved in a microwave.

Service: Server spotted us and walked away. Had to be seated by a chef who was sitting near the entrance. We were served in timely fashion but nothing out of the ordinary or did I feel very welcome.

Ambiance: Nothing special. A little disappointing for downtown and the hip place it strives to be. Glasses were extremely dirty. Tables and chairs look worn and old. View of the non-exciting street.

I was expecting more since I last spotted their name in the entertainment book in the section with a lot of other upscale restaurants. Will probably not return since there wasn't enough here to warrant going out of my way to return. If I wanted this food, service and ambiance, I would visit the many food chain restaurants that've taken over the lower mainland. Actually felt bad my sister had to pay for lunch. I'll hit you back the next time we eat together! Sorry!

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Stonegrill1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Who knew a hot stone could make such tasty food!
Submitted Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 12:35am [Dine in]

Food: I came in having such low expectations, esp when I would've had to cook my own food but I was pleasantly surprised. I had the salmon fillet set dinner while my dining compadre had the petit fillet set dinner and they were both great. The thing about the stone is that it keeps the food warm throught the meal and it actually tastes great since there's no grease used. The salad, soup and sorbet were great additions to the dinner while the chocolate mousse was fantastic. The only qualms I had was with the side of veggies and potatoes that came with the mains - they were rock hard and cold and even when heated on the stone was still only edible.

Service: Started out a little smothering but as other diners trickled in, it became much more relaxed but still attentive. We were done with the days events earlier so came in an hour earlier which the restaurant was happy to accomodate.

Ambiance: Great view of the river and was quite nice with the abundance of windows. Would have been much nicer if there had been some light but still quite nice. The only thing that bothered me a bit was the smoke that permeated the place once everyone got started on their plates in the restaurant. You also end up smelling like bbq afterwards as well.

Overall, I would come again just to try other dishes, but perhaps on the entertainment coupon or during dineout vancouver to save myself a buck or two. Bring your wallets since it'll take a hit.

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