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azn_msfytDeltaSince June 2, 2005194 Reviews
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Thai House Royale Restaurant4600 Kingsway, #115, Burnaby
The pad thai reeked of discontent
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

Food: The chicken with cashews was bland and had very little chicken or cashews. The prawns with curry sauce was watery and jam-packed with veggies, bland and had very little prawns - I felt cheated for paying $ 16 for that dish. The most disappointing was the pad thai with prawns and scallops - the dish came out clear coloured with a few chili flakes and bland. I've had pad thai here a lot before and it is not supposed to look or taste like that.

Service: We ordered almost immediately after we were seated and after a 30 min wait and seeing other people who came in after us eating already, I inquired to the waiter/host and was dismissed - he didn't even look at me as I spoke and simply said "uh huh, yeah" and walked away. He was shuffling around with things at the counter, not checking on my order. Another waitress then rushed over and asked if we wanted to order. I told her we ordered over 30 min ago without even seeing our appies. She then rushed off and I could see her, the waitress who took our order and the host discussing it and then rushing around on the cpu and kitchen - they forgot our order. The waitress came back and said "soon" - no apologies or anything. People sitting behind us who had ordered when we complained were getting their food before us. People seated after us were already leaving by the time we got our mains. The waitress who took our orders avoided us the entire night. Overall, it was over 45 min before we saw any food and it took almost 2 hours for this meal. No apologies or anything.

Ambiance: Nice and cosy.

I will never return to this restaurant and although I feel guilty for not tipping, there was no way I could justify doing so. Our food was obviously rushed and the service was absolutely terrible in comparison to the many other times I've been here. Sorry Thai House but you've lost a long time customer for good.

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TGI Friday's4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Why do people still come here?
Submitted Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

Food: bland and mediocre. Can't even get chicken strips and fries right.

Service: Took forever to get a server to help us. Find the waiting staff to be quite fake.

Ambiance: Terrible. Just an overload of junk on the walls.

Will never return and recommend others to stay away as well.

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E-Canteen8171 Westminster Hwy, #200, Richmond
Warm iced tea... Ugh.
Submitted Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 12:06am [Dine in]

Food: Right off the bat, we were served warm and bitter iced tea! Had to add an extra cup of water and ice just to make it drinkable and even then it was questionable. Hubby's seafood fried noodle was good but black pepper chicken fried noodle was terrible. It left a terrible after taste and was just drowned in a gunk of sauce. The only saving grace was the one dish and cheap prices.

Service: Typical chinese hk cafe style where they seat you, take your order and bring you food and nothing more and nothing less.

Ambiance: Used to be much nicer but is now too bright and looked dirty. People need to clean the mirrors on the wall and clean up the dirty dish bucket.

Overall: Will probably not return since there are just so many hk cafes in Richmond to choose from.

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Gala Seafood Restaurant8300 Capstan Way, 1008, Richmond
Not dim sum heaven but ok
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 11:59pm [Dine in]

Food: not bad but I've definitely had better. The hargow and sui mai were typical. They have this veggie tofu wrap thing that I really liked but everything else was just ok. The egg tarts were small and too flaky and the red sticky green bean dessert ball covered in coconut were a little bland as well. I think I'd rather stick to my other dim sum joints.

Service: We came a little late for the dim sum hour so the push carts were pretty much done but we were able to order from the waitresses. Sui mai was so late I didn't think it was even going to arrive but came just before we asked for the bill. They were prompt with the tea but there was also a moment where a casually dressed man came and just started checking out our tea and water pots. We didn't know if he worked there or was just a crazy man! Turns out he worked there but it was still quite odd. Not english friendly.

Ambiance: Spacious and clean. I was quite surprised at how large this place really was.

Overall: My chinese skills are quite poor and their english skills are just about the same and the food isn't great so I wouldn't return. There are just so many other dim sum places in Richmond to try!

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Angel Cafe5995 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Lunch specials are a hit!
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 9:16am [Dine in]

Food: I had the chicken and shrimp fried rice with 2 sauces while my dining compadres had the chicken skillet with garlic sauce that comes with fries, the black pepper fried noodle and the house special fried noodle. The food was tasty and I believe everyone was satisfied - I know I was and I had leftovers for dinner later on! The best part was that our lunch, including tax, only came to $28! I think that was pretty reasonable considering the food was quite good and all of the meals came with a drink. Been here for dinner before too and they have this wonderful vegetarian fried noodle.

Service: It's HK cafe style service where they take your order, you eat and they don't bother with you for the rest of the meal. They don't ask you how the food is or if you need anything - if you want service, you have to flag someone down. Come to this place having this in mind or else you might be offended. The wait staff also have a hard time with english as well so it's much easier to just point to what you want on the menu, say it to them and then have them repeat it.

Ambiance: Nice comfy booths, relatively cleaner than other cafes I've been to. All in all not bad.

Will return as they have really great deals and the food is really tasty. Recommend others to come and try as well but remember that the service is next to nothing here but that's reflected in the low price.

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Akari Japanese Restaurant7261 120 Street, Delta
Disappointing
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 9:07am [Dine in]

Food: the food is quite good but ridiculously overpriced for what you get. I ordered the lady's bento box which came with the typical teriyaki, rice, rolls, etc. Nothing out of the ordinary and I honestly expected more. Nigri sushi was ok and they had a nice assortment of different types of fish.

Service: Atrocious. The restaurant was relatively empty on a weekday night and we were seated around the corner and behind a wall for some reason. It made getting service impossible. After waiting for 20 minutes for someone to come by, my dining partner just got up and went up to the counter to grab a waitress. Waitresses were congregated around the counter chatting to one another and ignoring people in the restaurant. After our meal, we couldn't find anyone to clear the table or get our bill. What a waste of time. Another group of 4 people arrived later and asked to sit in a tatami room and they were left with no service. They also finally had to come out and ask for service.

Ambiance: It looked a lot nicer from the outside but once we got in, it looked like some sterilized room. It didn't help that we were seated in a corner and didn't have a view of the rest of the restaurant save for the one table across from us.

Will not return as the sushi is ridiculously overpriced, the service is mediocre at best and there are just so many other authentic Japanese restaurants in this city that are much better.

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Minori Japanese Restaurant8356 112th Street, Delta
Excellent food but at the price of service
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

Food: I've had the chicken teriyaki, dynamite rolls, california rolls, tuna rolls, salmon rolls, negitoro rolls, kappa rolls, edamame, tempura, beef teriyaki, chicken teriyaki rolls, miso soup and salmon sashimi. Everything tastes excellent and is made fresh to order rather than sitting in some cooler somewhere. The teriyakis are good but nothing out of the ordinary. They have the freshest and tastiest salmon sashimi I've ever had before - if you're a sashimi lover, you need to try it here. Food is a little pricier than normal but of a higher quality and actually made by japanese people - it's a small family-run business.

Service: It is always very busy here during peak hours and not because of people dining in but the immense number of take-out orders they cater to. Went there on a Friday night and was told my order wouldn't be ready for 30 min but turned out to be around 45-50 min. There was a line-up of people waiting for their take-out orders - at least 5 groups at any given time. As a result of their lack of staff and their dedication to freshness, service was quite slow and the 2 servers (family members I believe) were getting quite flustered and running into one another. Guess that's the price you pay for having great food. Will try to avoid peak hours next time and recommend others to do this as well or else call your order in and pick up when they say you should.

Ambiance: Nothing special - just a few tables and booths and quite small. I wouldn't dine in if I had the choice but it's clean nonetheless.

Will definitely return but as mentioned above, I will definitely order ahead of time and come a few minutes later than what they tell me.

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Gogo Tea Cafe8788 McKim Way, #270, Richmond
Gogo lunch specials!
Submitted Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

Food: they have a business lunch special with an array of dishes varying from around 6 to 8 dollars with the option of adding a milk or green or black tea drink for an extra dollar (pearls, etc are extra). I ordered the seafood fried rice with XO sauce while my dining partner had the thin noodle with beef. I really liked my fried rice and was pleasantly surprised to see all of the seafood that was in the rice. The thin noodle with beef was ok but the noodles were all broken but tasty still. Bubble tea was ok, but I've had it before several times and their teas are on and off depending on the type you order.

Service: We were seated promptly and orders were taken but food took quite some time to arrive. The second order didn't even arrive until after I had pretty much finished my meal and when it did come, the server muttered some kind of apology I didn't understand. Servers don't check up on you and I don't think the majority of them can speak english very well as we had trouble communicating with them.

Ambiance: We were seated in a booth by the windows so it was comfy and had a nice view of Garden City Road. Not too bad. Side note: their fish tank was really dirty and there was a dead fish floating in the tank. Poor fish....

I think I'd definitely be back for a lunch special but not worth it for the bubble tea alone.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Poor service again takes the cake
Submitted Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

Food: came here for lunch and was happy to find out we were having brunch! Friends had the veggie curry, jamaican me crabby eggs and chicken roti while I had the chicken curry. Everything was tasty enough but didn't seem quite caribbean to me. Perhaps I needed to order something that had the jerk sauce but curry just seemed atypical. Crabcakes on eggs were quite tasty though. Had the plaintain chips again and I think they're amazing.

Service: Came in and there were 2-3 empty tables in the restaurant but we were seated right by the door! So I had to keep my jacket on the entire meal since the door is constantly being opened and closed. We received menus but it took a good 15 minutes to get drinks. 10 minutes later, the server said she'd be back to take our orders after she delivered some coffee outside but it took her another 20 minutes to come back to us! I saw her serving others and cleaning tables when she was supposed to take our orders. Food came in good time but it also took a good 20 minutes to get someone to get our bill. Too much waiting for such a small place.

Ambiance: Great reggae type music and love the decor. Felt really light and go-lucky in there.

I don't think I'll return again unless it's insisted by someone else. The service is just atrocious and I love those plaintain chips but not enough to wait so long.

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Boss Bakery & Restaurant, The4800 Kingsway, #238, Burnaby
Typical HK fare complete with accompanying subpar service
Submitted Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

Food: ordered the lunch special and lovebird fried rice. Dinner was nice and warm and buttery and really caught me offguard! They ran out of corn and ham soup so I was given the Russian soup which is basically a tomato soup with veggies - not bad. Chicken with garlic sauce was surprisingly good but accompanying veggies were of the frozen variety and they could stand to be spiced up a bit. Lovebird fried rice was pretty good except the tomato sauce side was over-sauced but the cream side was quite good... hmm... wonder if I can get it with just one type of sauce. LOL. Price is not bad for the food received.

Service: Was told it would be a 30 min wait that turned out to be a 50 min wait - good thing it's in a mall and we were able to keep ourselves amused while we waited. Fried rice also came after I finished my meal so my dining partner had to wait quite some time to eat. They ran out of soup (so alternative given) and then something was holding up the ice tea and it also took quite some time to be served... It was basically a meal of waiting. Waitresses were abrupt, borderline rude, but service was given. They also forgot to give us the set meal menu which we could have ordered off of.

Ambiance: Typical cafe - nothing good or bad about it. Comfy booth seats though.

Would return if there wasn't such a long wait time. Would recommend potential diners get a number and then go do some errands/shopping before returning to get seated - that way you could get a seat right away. I would also make sure that all the menus are given. I would only return if I were in the area and wouldn't go out of my way to come back here.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant4920 No. 3 Road, #102, Richmond
Majority of dim sum was yummy
Submitted Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 7:26pm [Dine in]

Food: ha gow, wrapped chinese donut, mango pudding, stir fried noodle, chicken spring rolls, bbq pork pastry, bbq pork buns and some other items I can't remember were very good. The only disappointing item was the deep-fried meat puff - WAY TOO MUCH dough and not enough filling that ended up being quite bland - avoid this if possible. There is a large selection of dim sum to choose from and menus available in english and chinese. There is also pictures to help one choose as well. We over-ordered but brought it home, heated it up and ate it for dinner and it was still quite tasty. The price is ok - not cheap but it is a higher quality dim sum.

Service: We were seated facing one of the serving areas in a corner where waiters were bustling in and out. A table should not have been placed there to begin with. We received service but it was abrupt and almost borderline rude. Waters and tea were re-filled and dishes were brought out in good time.

Ambiance: It is a nice restaurant but as I mentioned above, we were seated in a very awkward table. Had we been seated elsewhere, this place may have received a higher ambiance rating.

I would return for the dim sum alone but hope we weren't seated in that corner where it was difficult to flag ppl down and waiters were bustling in and out. Would recommend others to eat here as well if they were looking for a pretty good dim sum place.

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Tropika4151 Hazelbridge Way, #1830, Richmond
Would have been better if there was service
Submitted Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Food: all of the dishes we ordered were quite tasty, just like the Cambie and Downtown locations. We ordered the usual pad thai, green curry, satays, spicy seafood soup, roti, pork chops and I think spinach - every was good but the pork chops really stood out.

Service: I don't think they have service. Constantly had to ask for water, bowls, spoons, the works - we even had to spoon our own soup when it is customary to do it for the diners. I could see a whole bunch of waiters just standing around while diners were looking around for help. I think they may have been ignoring people on purpose.

Ambiance - not quite as nice as the Cambie location and no where near the Downtown location. I do like their floor to ceiling windows but the view is something to be desired as it faces toward the mall entrance and the street.

The food is great but the service was just terrible enough for me to avoid returning to this location. Although there is ample parking (which is quite different from the other locations), the service is so lacking that I wouldn't mind circling around Vancouver looking for a parking spot just to avoid the service at this location.

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
Much different from the Richmond location
Submitted Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 6:01pm [Dine in]

Food: everything we had was really quite good- pad thai, chicken green curry, radish cake, satays, roti and pineapple fried rice were all very tasty and well-presented. Even the pickiest of eaters were satisfied! Drinks were also very good but pricey although I may try the chee chee for two next time since it came in such a neat bowl.

Service: Was excellent as our water glasses were never near empty and we never felt rushed even though many members of our party were quite late and we stayed almost 2 hours. The only problems were the drinks that were forgotten (or late as it arrived in the middle of the meal after some inquiring) and a forgotten veggie dish (that we didn't really want afterwards since we were all quite full).

Ambiance: I don't know if this location had been recently renovated but the restaurant looked fantastic - very hip but not in the thai or malaysian style that one would expect but aesthetically pleasing nonetheless.

Will def. return if in the neighbourhood as the meal came out to $14 per person with tax and tip (not incl. drinks). Would recommend others to try as well.

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Sushi House3779 Sexsmith Rd, #2182, Richmond
Little hole in the wall...
Submitted Monday, September 17, 2007 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

Food: Everything was very good except for the tempura which was a little too greasy. Portions were quite large (largest pieces of sashimi I've ever had!) and were well worth the price.

Service: We were greeted at the door and seated right away and food came in timely fashion.

Ambiance: It's a little restaurant that was quite cosy but still bearable. Plain but I care much more about the food than the ambiance.

Will definitely return when I'm in the mood for sushi in Richmond! Finally a place that has the portions to match the price!

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant4989 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
It's only busy because they won't serve food!
Submitted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

Food: Nothing spectacularly good. Everything we ordered was very average - the house fried noodle was plain, honey garlic spareribs I've had better elsewhere, deep-fried quail was greasy as usual - all in all, average Chinese fare that could be found cheaper and/or better at other restaurants.

Service: ATROCIOUS! We couldn't get anyone to take our orders, get tea, get water, get napkins or anything! Service was non-existent! We even had to serve our own soup! Our meal was stretched out to almost 3 hours since the food came out so slow! Everyone at our table became either really irritated or tired. At the end of our meal, we only got orange slices since they ran out of red bean. Terrible, absolutely terrible. The only reason there are line-ups and looks busy is because they have you wait 30 between each dish.

Ambiance: Like any other chinese restaurant except super cramped. Did not feel comfortable at all dining in this restaurant.

Will definitely not return and recommend others to go elsewhere.

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Torarenbo8191 Park Rd, Richmond
A disappointing second visit
Submitted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

Food: Came here for dinner once and ordered a combo that I shared with my friend and it was quite good since it came with a plateful of sushi, salad, miso soup and ice cream at the end. The second time I came here for lunch, we both ordered separate combos and it was quite disappointing. Had the deep fried pork cutlet which was tasty but the rest of the combo was quite average (the salad was also quite tasteless). Also ordered the deep-fried squid which was disappointing since it came in slices rather than rings, which made it difficult to eat, the batter kept coming off and it was really really bland.

Service: We were seated promptly but that's where the service ended. Our food came ridiculously slow as other patrons who arrived after us received their food much sooner than we did. No one came to check up on us and waters/tea were never re-filled. I ended up stacking the empty dishes myself since there was no one there to help us. It was even difficult to flag someone down to get the check. What happened to the service in the span of two months??

Ambiance: Nice cosy place with roomy tables. I really like the tableware they use, esp. the tea kettles and cups. Feels like a real Japanese restaurant.

It's hard to say whether I'd come back. The meals aren't overly cheap and the food/service has been so inconsistent that I fear what I'll receive when I come back. I may make a return trip if I see more positive and recent reviews of this place.

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Hananoki Japanese Restaurant & Cafe3679 Westminster Hwy, #110, Richmond
Hm, didn't think it would be what it was...
Submitted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 9:37pm [Dine in]

Food: Everything was ok. Had the chicken teriyaki combo which comes with the typical california rolls, tempura, miso soup, etc. It reminded me of all of the other Chinese-run Japanese restaurants that are around (ex. Daimasu) - come to think of it, most of the people working there were Chinese so I wouldn't be surprised if it were in fact one of those restaurants. Not that it's a bad thing since the meals are cheap but at the same time, there is nothing extraordinary about the food.

Service: Very mechanical so orders are taken and food is delivered in a timely manner but nothing out of the ordinary though.

Ambiance: The place looks really nice from the outside but inside was a completely different story. It was very plain and there were pictures of their specials, rolls and different combos that were taped all over the walls which made the place look cheap. I think with a few more decorations and a little less pictures, this place could be really nice. But, as of now, it looks like a Daimasu.

Probably won't be returning since it's located on the outskirts of Richmond and the food wasn't spectacular enough to warrant a drive out there, esp.when there's so many other restaurants that are just like it out there and closer to home.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Never fails to disappoint
Submitted Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 3:14am [Dine in]

Food: everything was really quite tasty. The panfried noodles were interesting, chicken/spinach/bacon salad was quite good and a lot larger than I thought it would be and the deep fried calamari and shrimp was my favorite out of all of the dishes we ordered. If we hadn't been in a hurry and if it wasn't already so late, it would have been nice to try a few more dishes.

Service: an order was forgotten and servers seemed a little flustered. Overall, not so bad as the chefs and servers seemed quite friendly. 25 minute wait on a Saturday night at 9:30... kind of ridiculous but it's Guu so understandable at the same time.

Ambiance: I like the dim lighting and intimate atmosphere but I would prefer to have a little more elbow room but all of the Guu's (except maybe the Aberdeen location) seem to be quite cosy in that respect. A little loud but I think we like it that way - more entertaining.

Would def. return if I can stand to wait a while for a table. Wouldn't mind trying some of the other dishes as well.

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Nan Chuu8391 Alexandra Road, #1160, Richmond
Hidden in Richmond
Submitted Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Food: Really tasty, the only thing being disappointing was the salmon sashimi which was quite plain/normal - the same thing you could get at any all you can eat place. Ebi mayo, lamb, chicken skewers with mayo, seafood rolls, tiramisu, rice omelette and edamame were all good.

Service: the servers were friendly and attentive but it was the slow food service that was a little irritating. Could have been finished our meal quite a bit sooner but items were taking a long time to come out of the kitchen. More cooks needed perhaps?

Ambiance: I loved the seating, the music and the general look of the place. Dark enough to give a good vibe but bright enough to still see what you were doing. The music was quite interesting as well - reggae, pop, japanese music.... quite an electic mix I thought was pretty neat.

It's easy to pass by this place, wedged in between a million other restaurants but it really shouldn't be missed. Would def. return to try other dishes.

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Stanley Restaurant11184 84 Avenue, Delta
Vietnamese food close to home
Submitted Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 12:12am [Dine in]

Food: I have had their lemongrass chicken, spring rolls and pho several times and it's only ok - I've definitely have had better for a cheaper price. Their lemongrass chicken is really fatty and the accompanying salad is kind of weak. Their food is also expensive in comparison to other vietnamese restaurants that have tastier food.

Service: The ladies are really nice when eating in but when taking out, they are borderline rude. I don't know why.

Ambiance: Like any other hole-in-the-wall restaurant but perhaps a little cleaner.

Will try to not return but somehow always do because it's so close to home. I wouldn't come from outside Delta to eat here.

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