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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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Urban Thai Bistro1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
AYCE lunch on the weekend
Submitted Monday, August 20, 2007 - 6:23pm [Dine in]

Food: had the all you can eat menu which is only available during the weekends. Everything was quite tasty but some items were disappointing - like the black rice dessert, the curry was not as good as I thought and the pad thai was odd, ok the first time around and little better the second time. Calamari and wings were tasty. It's nice that they do cook the items to order but at the same time, there isn't any consistency either.

Service: I thought our waitress was little surly but other than, it was ok. She did get a little better by the end and the other servers seemed nice. They were quite accomodating when our party was cut down by 2, so they were able to move us to a smaller booth which was nice.

Ambiance: Really quite nice and relaxed, and not at all tacky like some places. I love the comfy booths - hard to get in and out and but cushy.

I would probably return again if it wasn't so out of the way for myself. Worth the drive from Delta? No, not really but if I'm already in the area, then I wouldn't mind going back. For $12 AYCE, it's worth it but I really wish there was more on the menu.

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Dozo Izakaya9020 Capstan Way, #120, Richmond
Chinese food at an Izakaya
Submitted Monday, August 20, 2007 - 6:17pm [Dine in]

Food: Had the seafood fried rice and calamari - they were both pretty good but nothing special to write home about. Definitely chinese food served here, not Japanese or fusion.

Service: I found it to be quite good although we did go at night when there weren't very many patrons. We were seated right away and our tea/waters were always refilled.

Ambiance: I thought it was quite nice inside, a lot nicer than I thought it would be. If this place weren't masquerading as a japanese izakaya, then I would probably recommend it to others. If you're just looking for some chinese food, you could check this place out.

I might return if there's no where else to eat. It's not bad but it's not what it claims to be either. I can see why some people would be disappointed if they ate here but I went in expecting chinese food so there wasn't much disappointment in that sense.

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Guu Otokomae375 Water Street, #105, Vancouver
Yummy
Submitted Monday, August 20, 2007 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

Food: ordered the edamame, ebi mayo, deep-fried squid, okonomiyaki, shiso-age, salmon sashimi - everything was really good (best salmon sashimi i've ever had!) except for the shiso-age which was oily and bland so best to avoid that. Also had the Pink Pearl Drop which was really tasty (i couldn't taste the alcohol which is something I prefer but others may not)

Service: Pretty good except for some forgotten waters. Other than that, nothing really to complain about.

Ambiance: A really nice date spot, especially with the dark lighting and closer seating.

Will definitely return to try other dishes or even for some repeats! Recommend to others to try as well.

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Vogue Chinese Restaurant3779 Sexsmith Road, #1118, Richmond
No return trip needed!
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 2:17am [Dine in]

Food: ordered I believe a total of 10 dishes, all of which were not memorable. The only dish I liked was the fried chicken but the rest of it was either flavorless, too salty or just plain mediocre. Hot and sour soup was just sour and not hot at all. String bean dish with garlic would had been good if the beans didn't look so mangled. Fried noodle was flavorless and didn't have much shrimp (3-4). There were a host of other dishes but you get the idea.

Service: extremely poor. Hard to find someone for anything. Didn't have enough chairs for the reservation when we arrived. Served soup without soup spoons. Soup came out after a majority of the other dishes had already been served. Some food items took too long to arrive.

Ambiance: it was ok if it hadn't been so packed that my mom was told to move her chair in because there was not enough room for people to pass - well, if you hadn't over-packed the restaurant, there wouldn't be this problem! Chairs were low for the table but looked stylish - form over function I suppose.

Overall: I wouldn't be coming back to the restaurant since there are just so many more in Richmond alone that I could go to with better food and better service. In terms of ogling waitresses, they weren't very pretty at all so I don't know who the "hot" waitresses previous reviewers are referencing so I wouldn't go back for that reason either.

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Kingford Seafood Restaurant5890 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
Great Place for Dim Sum
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

Food: Everything we ordered was quite tasty from the sticky rice to the ha gow to the egg tarts. Will def. try the lychee pudding the next time I go. This place is a more pricier than other dim sum places but as a reflection of food, service and ambiance, it just may warrant a visit/return.

Service: Always people around to flag down and get help from. Water and tea always refilled.

Ambiance: It was much cleaner and nicer than I expected.

I would come back but only on occasion as one can get dim sum from so many places at a cheaper price. It may become one of those restaurants you go to when you're with people who don't like the dingier but cheaper places.

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Aji Taro4940 No. 3 Road, #101, Richmond
Not as good as other AYCE places
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2007 - 11:24am [Dine in]

Food: although AYCE places all tend to be the same, this place was just not as good. Gomae was not that great, salad had big clumps of the stem and everything else was just standard. I also found the menu to be quite limited.

Service: Waited for quite some time at the door before being acknowledged. Servers hard to flag down. At least I didn't have to bus my own table though!

Ambiance: Like any other AYCE/chinese-owned place. Nothing special.

For the price I paid and the food I received I would say this place is not worth it to return to and will continue to scour the lower mainland for a great AYCE place to go to!

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
No wait! YAY!
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2007 - 11:18am [Dine in]

Food: Great edamame, spinach salad, deep-fried prawns and sashimi. Wasn't too hungry that day so couldn't eat too much but will definitely return to try some of the other dishes. I didn't think it had as much flair as Guu with Garlic (where the food makes your knees buckle) but quite good nonetheless.

Service: No wait which was amazing on a Sat night and we were seated promptly. Servers were friendly and attentive and chefs behind the counter provided some entertainment as well.

Ambiance: Not as cozy as the Robson location, with a little more room to move which is good but it also doesn't feel as intimate. Still nice nonetheless.

Will return to try other dishes.

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Ebei5701 Granville Street, #112, Vancouver
Another standard AYCE joint
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2007 - 11:11am [Dine in]

Food: just like any other AYCE place but they do offer a much wider variety of items to choose from. I was quite surprised to see a soft shell crab roll on the menu. All items were satisfactory to quite good. The only thing that was really disappointing were the agedashi tofu and pig tongue (which I didn't have but my siblings said was atrocious).

Service: non-existent. We bussed our own table by placing the used dishes into a bucket that was located outside our little room. Difficult time in flagging down servers. It's one of those places where it made no sense to tip.

Ambiance: quite cramped and the fact that there was a bucket outside our room was kind of odd.

I don't think I'll be returning because there's just so many other AYCE places that are more easily accessible (traffic was terrible and finding parking was an adventure) and have the same quality of food for either the same price or even cheaper.

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Long wait that was worth it
Submitted Saturday, June 2, 2007 - 11:04am [Dine in]

Food: Had the mussels to start and our party of 4 then shared the beef tenderloin, lamb popsicle and the grilled chicken. Every dish was very good but the lamb popsicles were by far my favorite. All dishes come with rice and naan which was nice when the dishes themselves are quite saucy. Watch out for the peppers they serve in the beginning! Didn't have room for dessert but will definitely return to try their khir.

Service: Water refills were plentiful and our plates were changed after the appy. I found them quite attentive but not overbearing. The only irk I had with the service was the fact that they don't take reservations and we were told it was a 45 minute wait but it was more than an hour. There was also a single server in particular that was quite surly but we only encountered her a few times so it wasn't too bad.

Ambiance: I just love the dark interiors but was quite surprised it was so small. It's also quite odd how the waiting area is at the back of the restaurant. The little fish pond outside is really unique and quite beautiful looking at night.

Will definitely return but will try to avoid peak dining hours.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great AYCE
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 3:11am [Dine in]

Went there with 10 other girls and we had the all-you-can-eat korean bbq and all food items came out tasting great and fresh. Sashimi was plentiful (didn't see any type of limit), tempura was average, spring rolls were nothing special, korean bbq items were good, rolls were good, oyster motoyakis and chopped scallop cones kept disappearing from the table so they must have been good. Overall a great filling night.

We had reservations for 8 but didn't get seated until about 8:20 which was fine because a few of our party were running late. Really packed at the door and tables could not be set up fast enough. Service was decent since it was difficult to flag someone down for ordering sheets, to hand in ordering sheets, to order pop, etc and it took a long time to get our teapot refilled.

Ambiance was great but a little smoky since all of the bbqs were up and running. Came out smelling like bbq so def. can't be in an intimate situation after eating here! It's a little expensive but it's worth it since there are no limits on sashimi and the menu is quite extensive.

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Fujiya3086 St. Edwards Dr, #113, Richmond
Take-out confusion
Submitted Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 3:18pm [Dine in]

Food: we ordered various rolls to be picked up the next day and they turned out alright. It's a lot of rice packed in and not enough of the other ingredients. Definitely have had better sushi elsewhere but it is a little cheaper here so there's always that trade-off. I guess since we were taking it out, it had been sitting in a fridge or cooler for a bit so some of the rice was hard but after leaving it out for a few hours, it seemed to soften and was little better to eat afterwards.

Service: I ordered 24 hours in advance like the brochure said but the lady on the phone (who was quite friendly) didn't know if they could deliver it on time so she went and asked her boss who said it would get to the Richmond location on time (I didn't know they only made food at the Clark location). After that, I went to work and after I got off, there were 3 msgs on my phone, ea conflicting one another saying that the rolls wouldn't arrive, and they would arrive and another about disregarding the previous call. I honestly didn't know after if what we ordered would arrive but they did so I didn't have any qualms but they should really set things straight before deciding whether to take my order or not.

Ambiance: It's just a store - not a restaurant. You take out refrigerated foods and that's all that you can do.

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Pho Cao Van Vietnamese Restaurant8191 Saba Rd, #150, Richmond
This place got me liking pho!
Submitted Tuesday, February 27, 2007 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

Food: in my previous review I said I never eat pho but after coming here so many times and the namesake, I decided to try it out and I was pleasantly surprised! The noodles were nice and tender, they have great combos (I like the one with just plain round meat... don't know which it is though). The rice dishes are still fantastic and the spring rolls are so crunchy and good, unlike other places where they become soggy.

Service: everyone here is always served quickly and efficiently as it's always such a busy place. It's nice that they have enough servers so you can always get refills or get your bill right away and not have to wait around.

Ambiance: cleaner than most hole in the wall places. I prefer the booth seats as they are more comfortable but I sometimes question how often they clean them.

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Fishermans Terrace Seafood Restaurant4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3580, Richmond
Reunion ruined
Submitted Monday, February 26, 2007 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Came here with some friends from Edmonton and thought we would take them to a more upscale venue - wrong choice. Food was very unmemorable and mediocre compared to smaller hole-in-the-wall places and priced really outrageously for what you get. The restaurant itself was a nice place and looked relatively clean - although from previous reviewers it seems like there is a problem? Better to check the Vancouver Health Authority website yourselves. Service was ok, better than those hole-in-the-wall places, until they decided to charge us a mandatory 15% for having a table of ten. I would've tipped more if it hadn't been mandatory.

Will not return since there are better chinese places out there. Felt ripped off when I left, especially when they couldn't even get a simple fried rice right.

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Foo Lai Ho Restaurant3048 Kingsway, Vancouver
A return visit
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 2:27pm [Dine in]

I came to this place I think 5-6 years ago and thinking it was ok so when we came back, I expected about the same but somehow it was not as good.

Food: I hated that fruit salad with mayonnaise - too much mayo that completely ruined the fruits! The deep-fried half chicken was little bit soggy. Assortment of other dishes were only ok - I felt I didn't get my value's worth since nothing popped out for me. The only thing that was pretty good was the honey garlic spareribs but I've had better at other places.

Service: People seemed really nice and cheerful. Waiter kept forgetting to get us hot water.

Ambiance: The same as any old chinese restaurant - a bit dingy but usually that can be saved by the great good they serve but this place lacked that.

Probably won't return since there are so many other Chinese places in this city to eat at. There was nothing spectacular here to draw me back.

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Green Lemongrass8180 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Not bad but I've had better
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 2:16pm [Dine in]

Food: I thought the pho was a little colder than normal but other than that, the taste was ok. Papaya salad would have been really good if it had been tossed in sauce rather than just sitting in it. The prices were decent for what you got.

Service: With the many walls and pillars in this place, its hard to flag someone down.

Ambiance: Weird but otherwise ok - still has the look of the greek restaurant it used to be.

Will return if someone else wants to go there but otherwise, I'm going back to Pho Cao Van.

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Sam Wa Seafood Restaurant8953 120 St, Delta
No need for the dirty looks
Submitted Monday, January 29, 2007 - 12:05am [Dine in]

They have great prices for lunch specials but unfortunately, the food falls flat. Their black bean sauce lacks the taste and punch of others I've tried and their rice is soggy. Dim sum is small in portion size and tastes funny - the sui mai tastes old, almost like it has expired or something and their ha gow falls apart. Sweet and sour soup is great but cannot save this place.

Service is atrocious. They are rude and unaccomodating. When restaurant is empty, the will still seat patrons close together or the dark parts of the restaurant where they are too cheap to turn on the lights! They dump plates onto your table, give dirty looks when you ask for anything (even though they should be serving you), they make fun of and talk behind the backs of non-Chinese patrons (I've seen it first hand! I pretend I don't understand but I do! They even do it right to their faces!!) and charge you for sweet and sour sauce when you order egg rolls and other food to take out. Ask for an extra packet and they look at you as if you've asked for their first born. So stingy with the condiments - they basically lost a customer because they were unwilling to spend an extra 0.10 on a customer's meal.

Service is too rude and food too mediocre to warrant a return. Will also warn others to avoid this place at all costs. In the Lower Mainland, there are countless Chinese restaurants to choose from so why frequent this establishment when there are plenty with greater food and service quality?

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Wasn't going to be this bad until the end...
Submitted Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 5:46am [Dine in]

We went for the all-you-can-eat cod special and it wasn't bad. The batter on the outside is a little greasy and after the first piece, I had to start taking the batter off and just eating the fish which was ok. Fries were ok as well though a little soggy for my liking but what else would you expect for all-you-can-eat?

A server working there was really rude - we asked for more pop and she threw us a dirty look and said she'd have to get our server. Sorry for existing lady... By the end of the meal, I was going to give this place 3 stars overall but while eating a fry off her bf's plate, my friend found a long brown hair in her mouth (it actually became looped onto her tongue ring!). She has blonde hair and I have black hair and the two bf's with us had black hair so there was no way it was ours. We told the server right and away and did not make a big deal out of it and just wanted to leave immediately. The bumbling server just didn't know what to do. We didn't ask for a free meal or a discount, but a sincere apology would've been nice. She muttered she was sorry and we just asked for the bill. Once it came back, she told us we should have told her about the hair as soon as we found and shouldn't have left it until the end of the meal. What the heck??? We did tell her right away! Don't blame us for your bad food skills! And we didn't even ask for anything! We just quickly paid and left. Will never go back even if life depended on it...

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Amorosa Pasta House7874 Edmonds St., Burnaby
First time I've never taken home leftovers
Submitted Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

Based on the reviews from this site, I decided to give this place a try. Boy was I in for a ride...

Ordered the calamari, pizza bread and linguine with creola sauce. All three disappointing to various degrees. Calamari dip was great but the calamari itself was sub-par - the coating of the calamari was falling off all over the place and reminded me of the calamari served at Knight and Day. Pasta was even worse! The sauce was runny and flavorless, like it was from those No Name pre-made sauces that come in bottles at Superstore. Linguine was undercooked and the shrimp was non-existent. The only good thing about this dish was the italian sausage. Pizza bread was horrible - I suppose it had been sitting out for a while in the back and when it came to us, the cheese had hardened and the toppings (cheese and everything) fell right off. We only finished half of everything and just left the rest and it's the first time we've never taken food to go.

Service started out fine but when we got our bill, we had been charged for a pizza sub rather than pizza bread. When my bf brought this up, the server said we had gotten the pizza sub so we should pay for it. It was our first time here and we didn't know the difference! Why should we pay for the mistake of the server? How is two slices of bread with old toppings supposed to be a sub??!? My bf then said we should only pay for what we ordered so we should only be charged the pizza bread and not the sub, and the server then claimed we were trying to sneak out of paying for the bill! We were so frustrated we paid and just left without arguing further. No point in reasoning with the ignorant I suppose.

Inside was a nice place to sit, felt really home-y. Now, if they could only do something about the food and service... Would never return and will def. spread the word to friends and others to avoid this place at all costs.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Yum yum!
Submitted Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 5:49am [Dine in]

I have no idea what it was that I had to eat since a friend ordered all the dishes but they were all quite tasty. The only thing I really didn't care for was the oden but everyone else around me seemed to enjoy it. I remember having a duck salad and I thought it was the best salad I've ever had. Gotta love the garlic chips on everything! Service was great. We went earlier in the evening so were seated within a few min. Servers were always around to take orders and clear plates when needed. I did feel little rushed though since the place a little small and we were seated by the doorway and people were staring. Sometimes the yelling can get a little loud but other than that, it was fine. I would def. return.

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Ocean Beach Club and Grill, The14995 Marine Drive, White Rock
Game, food and then clubbing...
Submitted Monday, November 13, 2006 - 2:56am [Dine in]

Came here when a hockey game was on so it was quite dead. We ordered a few appies (spicy chicken, cajun wings, shrimp) and they were not bad. Wings were bland but the rest were quite tasty. I wouldnt mind coming back and trying out some mains sometime.

Service started out great but once the kitchen closed and it basically turned into a club, the service ended. Oh well.

Pretty good clubbing joint but music at the start of the night was horrible. Not until 10:30 did the music finally get better so we could actually dance - note to DJ: most people refuse to dance to remixed oldies.

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