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beenthereatethatnorth vanSince April 23, 200916 Reviews
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2.5 (2.5)
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Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
Good for tourist
Submitted Monday, April 26, 2010 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

If you have out of town guest and would like a place that has all the Canadian charm and native art this place is a good stop for most people. It's not as good as it use to be but it's better than most. Breakfast,lunch,dinner you get what you pay for. Sure the service at time is slow. And when you have to ask for a menu you would think something must be wrong and there is. But young girls working their first job and all.

There would seem to be a lot of regulars as they are greeted with a "Hi Bob" "How you doing Mary" But not being one one would think that I would get faster service and at least a menu in my hands in less than 20 minutes.

I've tried many things here over the years and the pies are great. And the burgers are tasty and if you want a winier on top of your sure they will do that. The breakfast is smaller than it use to be but it will fill you up if you are of average size.

The patty is 100% premium certified ORGANIC ground beef from The Blue Goose Cattle Company. And you pay for it but with all the topping you don't really taste it.

I just had the plain burger and fries not the skookum dookum chuck burger. They have cute names for their foods.

As the menu is large enough and you have an all day breakfast you have something for everyone. This is a good place to take your out of town guest. And those that I have taken here have enjoyed it.

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York Fresh Pizza3630 W 16th Ave, Vancouver
If you are just passing it's worth a stop
Submitted Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:06am [Dine in]

I was passing by on a cold and rainy night and I say the sign and felt the hunger pangs and I stopped in for a nice warming lasagna. The special was 6 bucks plus tip for the sob story the young women gave me about the boss and her boyfriend. I guess the boss should pay the bills first.

As she was closing a the time every thing was put away so she pulled it out and assembled a full sized lasagna for the sale price. It took some time but it was just worth it. It was a meat base lasagna that lacked enough sauce to make it moist and not just a bland dry hamburger tasting lasagna.

Judging by the stories that I was told there are many student customers that come by for a slice of two. So the pizza one would think is better than the lasagna. I took the rest of the lasagna home and added sauce and it was as good as any where else. It would seem as if business is down a bit and they are cutting back on quality and quantity. But you do get 6 chewy bread sticks with every purchases. Oh! And the place looks like a dump.

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Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill2601 Westview Drive, North Vancouver
it's a pub and that's it
Submitted Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:11am [Dine in]

My school had a reunion there and over one people showed up. Along with us they were still open to other customers. The service was nothing out standing but everyone got their drink. And those eating god their food.
I have a number of burgers reviews to my name because I am still looking for the best on the Shore. Still looking

I tried the burger $12. It came with a small tomato that was small but thick which made the burger floppy. The lettuce was just iceberg but for that price it should have been anything else and small raw onion and a pickle . I had the salad instead of the fries and it was a nice better than average but bitter.

The first bit of the burger was a promise for good things to come but that first hit was just salt and char. A nice hit but after that the burger was just a burger. The meat was not seasoned that I noticed and dry. It might be good quality meat as they advertise but ad some fat or at least as more special sauce to give it some moisture. It was a big McDonalds hamburger.
The music was take live tape. But they made no effort for the over 100 reunion guests to have music from out time. The live band is a bar band but the lead singer didn't have to sing at all to make an impression.
I suggest that Mosquito Creek should not play rap for the bar young bar staff but they were happy.

Summation: Go there again? Maybe...the dance floor was just big enough but not for polka dancing ........the place is very dark and a I hear it's a haunt for cougars as was noticed.

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White Spot2850 Cambie Street, Vancouver
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Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 3:51pm [Dine in]

I don't want to do this White Spot
Nat’s Hearty Breakfast (A legendary classic and our most popular Nat Bailey brunch).
Two eggs, two country sausages, two strips of crispy bacon, hash browns and buttermilk pancakes or toast.

Sounds good right?

I had the Nat's hearty breakfast and was very disappointed.

"I am reluctant to give a bad review on White Spot for over the years I have found it to be consistently reliable spot to eat. At least for lunch and a night time snack.
But after having a bad experience with the legendary hamburger and now with the Nat’s Hearty Breakfast I do not see myself going back to the White Spot any time soon.

It started when I was not offered a seat not by the window but in the dark corner. Yet I would think that it would be obvious that the window seats would be the first to fill up.
And whilst staring at the walls I was not offered anything to read Yyet to me this is a given and it is the first thing in the morning. One gets tired of having to ask for everything.

It took a half hour to get my breakfast and I'm sorry to say that that was not time enough to actually cook the meal. As the bacon was overly salty and pre-cooked that made it just dried out cold pieces of leather but that was the second best part of the meal. The buttermilk pancakes were not even warm enough to melt the whipped butter. If they were buttermilk?
I couldn't tell the difference. And the pancakes were gritty. The eggs I asked to be hard over. And they came soft over. The reason that people order hard over is that they don't want soft yolks. Soft yolk and all they were cold. The hash browns were the worse part of the meal. They were warm but not COOKED. So it was just warm shredded potato. YUCK! I've had many a breakfast around the country and around the world and this is not even close to what ten dollar should buy you. The best part of the meal were the cold sausages. At least White Spot doesn't make them that's why they were just eatable. And I was asked if I wanted ketchup. Stop asking! And start bringing and let me eat my meal whilst it is still hot (if it ever comes hot??) But in this case the five minute wait for the ketchup made no difference.
I'm sorry White Spot but something is going wrong and I suggest you take the time to find out what it is.” I was asked if I would like more hash browns whilst I was leaving. She said that they " had them cooking all the time" Really?!?! That's news to me. And I had no plans to sit there eating hash browns whilst the rest of the meal was headed for my dog.

Follow up: The service rating I changes to allow for the guest certificate.
I had as you have read so I contacted the management via email and they did mention to me that they have contacted the restaurant and will make changed. I hope so. The General Manager did sent me a Guest Certificate for $15 and wishing that I return to the Cambie St. White Spot that they may “redeem themselves”. I do not think that I will be going back there any time soon. You know you get that feeling that it could go both ways. They remember you and you get better than averaged service and walk out with a warm feeling that things are right in the world or they spit in your food. I will not be taking that chance. The General Manager did say that he appreciated my feedback and I appreciated the owner of dinehere.ca for a place that we may vent and exchange our reviews and may be just may be help the restaurants improve themselves that dining out will be a predictable and pleasurable experience.

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Jimmy's Lunch2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
It's Jimmy's getting old or just being over taken
Submitted Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 3:57pm [Dine in]

Jimmy's lunch has been at the PNE since 1929 in one form or another.
It's always shown in news clips of the PNE and it's a very popular restaurant.
The most famous item at Jimmy's is the onions on the grill.
They add paprika,dried parsley and sprite to the onions when they flat grill them and this along with the juices of the burger make these onions one of kind flabour. It's the onions that you smell when walking down the fair grounds.

The burger patty is their specially made 15% more fat steakette that cooks up fast and is juicie and some what flavourfull. The bun in very fresh and sooo soft and the toppings are relish, mustard and the world famous onions!!! But the most disappointing part of the burger for me was the world famous onions.

The onions made the burger a soggy mouth feel and were water logged. After the first couple of bites I had to scrape them off. Now I like onions on my burgers but not these ones. There is always a couple of line ups at Jimmy's all day long so maybe it's just me that did not like them.
It's has a great location and a place to sit and eat and the service is fast and friendly. And they have many others items to eat not just burgers.
I would recommend trying a burger just to say you did like I did but since it's the PNE and there are many other places to eat near by and at the same price I will not be going back to Jimmy's for a burger next year. Even with out the onions.

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New India Buffet & Restaurant805 W Broadway, #105, Vancouver
The $5 take out lunch box
Submitted Friday, July 3, 2009 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant five times now to get the $5 lunch box. It's butter chicken on rice with your choice of potato and cauliflower,chick peas, lentils and a couple of other choices.
You also get two pieces of naan bread and veggies. This is a very popular lunch special as there were eight people there when I ordered. the service was fast and friendly and they offer you an ice water whilst you wait.

The lunch special starts at 11:30 and last I think for a couple of house.
The chicken is not that spicy(hot) and they use to give more of it six months ago. And they also gave more of every thing else. But they value is still there.
I will be going back there for the box lunch when I'm in the area.

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Capilano Heights Chinese Restaurant5020 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
The best on the north shore
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 7:39pm [Dine in]

The lemon chicken was the real thing that I have not found on the north shore for over 20 years. Real lemon on moist chicken. The garlic ribs were also the best that I have found on the north shore. I don't know what type of meat they are using for the beef and broccoli but it was moist and flavourful and not a cheap cut of meat like a lot of other places are using now. The chow mien was again fresh and flavourful. And some of the orders come in those as seen on t.v. and in movies boxes. The food is great but the value is not like most places. They do not deliver but it is well worth the trip for pick up.You can call ahead for a pick up but it only took 10 minutes drinking my ice water (they should offer tea) to get out the door. Well worth it when you have friends from out of town.

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Wally's Burgers at Cates Park4131 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver
Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 7:26pm [Dine in]

Wally's burger Cates Park.

The only reason that Wally's burger in Cates Park will still be in business one years from now is that they have a monopoly on the location. You could call it “Give us your money and we'll give you some burger like substance and you will like it Burger”

I went to Wally's burger Kingsway many years ago hearing from a friend that it's the place to go on a Saturday night. OK I”ll try it. Yuck! So what made me think that the concession stand at Cates park serving Wally's burgers would be any different? Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid. And worse yet I took a friend! I'm sooooo sorry!

As we parked we smelt some wonderful flavorful charcoal BBQ coming from the concession stand area and thought that this must be what we will soon be tasting. We were sooooo wrong.

What we got was one step above prison food. So I hear. The burgers are made out of steakettes with no flavour, no juices and texture akin to shoe leather. The bun had a stale frozen flavour to it and it was still cold from just coming out of the freezer not long before. I guess they see no reason to try to mitigate this stale texture and flavour. They have monopoly after all. This was a Wally deluxe burger that was suppose to have lettuce and tomato and onions on it. I'm glad the sign board told me this as they must be using a Ginsu knife to slice the tomato and lettuce as I could not tell when I was eating it that there was any tomato and lettuce at all. And the only reason that I knew there were onions on the burger was that they were falling onto my lap. All three chips of onion.

The hot dog that my friend had was no better. You see them putting frozen wieners onto one of those 7-11 rotating hot dog cookers to thaw out. And when ordered one they place it onto the flat grill and slit them to place the plastic cheese inside. One bite and she knew she made a mistake . I tried it and she was right. What a waste of food to treat it this way.

And in the end it took 20 minutes to get our food! I should have paid the guy with the charcoal grill 20 feet from Wally's 10 bucks for what looked like and definitely smelt like wonderful burgers. Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid!

Here are a couple of suggestions that will help out any owner of a concession stand.
Since you are dealing with most likely non-regular customers it's best to have a sign up directing people to the order and pick-up windows. And if you are in a park you could have a charcoal grill with fresh meat and grilled onions warmed buns and all at a reasonable price. Stupid Stupid Stupid Stupid.

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KFC2255 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
What HAppened to KFC???
Submitted Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:14pm [Dine in]

It's been years since I've been to the Colonel Sanders place and I must say that I'll never EVER go back.
I ordered the ribs and chicken fun pack or some stupid name and what I got was $8.00 worth of ruined childhood memories and a case of the dry heaves. The ribs were pork ribs but only a couple of inches long and they were dry overly sweet and yucky! And that was the good bit of the meal. The chicken
What the F happened to KFC's chicken? They must be breeding a special genetically modified breed of chicken in order to get them that small of the chicken. And being so small it's hard to keep any juices left to make the chicken half way edible. The only thing that made the chicken go down was the oil. There is always extra oil. The fries were dried out as if sitting there over night. And the staff. I watch the guy smoking a cigarette out side contemplating his life wondering how a 50 year old could end up working at this place and I watch him walk past the hand washing sink and go back to work. YUCK YUCK YUCK YUCK! I guess they figure that the chemicals in the chicken would kill off any germs. Please wash you Fing hands. At least try and look as if you care. I would not give this food to my dog. I love her too much.

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Howe Sound Brew Pub and Restaurant37801 Cleveland Ave, Whistler
Well it has a good view anyway.
Submitted Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 12:04am [Dine in]

Sunday night, dinner time, Victoria Day long weekend. The place is all but dead for a tourist town on a long weekend. And it's an INN. I had the lamb burger *$9.00 special. It took a half hour to get was cold and the dry. Sure lamb is hard to cook as it lacks fat but you can compensate for this buy not over cooking it and adding more rosemary mayo. And the tomato slice was tiny whilst the iceberg lettuce (now who puts berg lettuce on lamb burgers. was wilty as it must have been sitting there for a while and all the heat that was suppose to be in the burger went through the lettuce.
The service was inconsistent and with the lack of people it was “WHY?” The only thing that was good were the fries and the view.
I asked around town before I went here “where is the best burger in town?” No one mentioned this place. Now I know why.

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Papa John's Pizza1233 Lynn Valley Rd, #119, North Vancouver
It's a pizza with Attitude
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2009 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

Attitude. They are right and you are wrong.
I have been here three time since it opened and have had a problem each time with the service.
I guess it's hard to hire and train good young workers. The lack of training and manners is only balanced by the quality of the pizza. Except for the toppings. The sauce is great (tangy and heavy and really compliments the crust and the cheese). But the topping! They are fine when you eat it there but the if you let it cold the tiny bits of meat turn in to marbles or cardboard. And when you leave it in the fridge over night and reheat it it just makes it worse. The store had opening specials but they did not know their own prices and never pointed out that I would have saved $7.00 more if I had combined the coupon special with the take out special. Each time that I have been there there is someone in the back eating and making pizza at the same time. Yuck. The dip should never be placed in with the pizza as it separates it. Will I go back? It's hard to say as I hope that they will get with it and be a little more professional.

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Corner Cafe1490 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
It is what it is
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2009 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

I've been here many time over the years at the boss likes the price and he buys.
It's tired and dated and was used in a movie once but it's wall of fame of stars that have been there is dated and that might tell you something. I had a burger and fries ($5.50) little flavour unless you add HP sauce.The bun tasted at least a day old.
The fries are frozen but a clean flavour(no fishy taste nor old oil taste so they do keep it changed). The place is there to keep the local workers happy. Sure it could be better" but it is what it is" They have a breakfast special $5.50 for a good filling breakfast. Will I go back? Only when the boss is buying.

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Red Robin801 Marine Drive, #100, North Vancouver
I just had a burger
Submitted Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

And it was just a burger. It cost the best part of $10 and it had no flavor. I had the plain burger(under cooked) and fries to go(under cooked). In order to get flavor I guess I should have paid the extra(at least a buck) for pepper jack cheese or bacon or bourbon sauce.
But I would have thought that for that price it should have some flavor. It was large but that's about it.
The burger came with mustard, ketchup and mayo but the mayo was on the side. Not much good being on the side. Unless they thought that I am Dutch and the mayo was for my fries.
Will I go back for a burger?Not at that price and do it your own flavor. Will I try this place again? Maybe. The place was Disneylandish and might be the place to take kids on a rainy Sunday.

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Golden Pearl Restaurant333 Brooksbank, #128, North Vancouver
Western Chinese food and nothing more
Submitted Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 8:19pm [Dine in]

We've ordered here many times over the years and the delivery is fast and they have gotten the order correct each time. The food is the same are most others Western Chinese restaurants . I've lived in China and this is not Chinese food. But the value for money is good here. The amount of meat in the Chop Suey and Chow Mein is better than most. I like to try something new each time but the Ginger Fried Shredded Beef (HOT) was neither Ginger Flavoured Shredded nor (HOT). It was dry and over sauced and when the left overs came out of the fridge the next day it was like beef jerky. I don't like to dine in as the ambiance is plain and dated. You have to ask for no MSG but some of the sauces for the sweet and sour pork etc it still has MSG in it as they told me it would. I would take others here or better yet have it delivered.

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White Spot333 Brooksbank Ave, #1100, North Vancouver
It's ok
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

This is one of the last location that you can eat in your car where you don't have to drive through. You pull up and turn or leave on your head light and soon a young person comes to take your order. Than they juggle your tray of food to your car and you help them slide it through your car all the time hoping that your food doesn't spill. You always get someone on your pj.s ( when I was a kid) but that part of the experience.

I recommended the car hop special legendary hamburger. The hamburger use to be cut in half and had a lot less secret topping. They spread it on far to think and on each sides of the bun. And it's not easy cutting it in half when on the tray. They still have the pickle slice on top and the coleslaw. But the fries are not as good as they use to be. Less flavor not as greasy but still lots of small hard bits that are over cooked. Not as good same as when I was a kid.

Later that week we had dinner and I had the Orange Beef Stir-fry and my friends from out of country had the Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl and Butter Chicken. Mine tasted like it was a frozen dinner out of a box and not fresh made. I'm not sure if they make every thing fresh there bring it in and just combine and reheat. But I've tasted better and at the same price. I tasted the Teriyaki and it tasted the same. I did not hear any thing special about the Butter Chicken. The best part of White Spot now is the drive-in. And that not so much.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
It's ok
Submitted Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:56am [Dine in]

I read this site and went there for the first time and tried a Terimayo $5.00 ($4.75 plus tip). I could smell the onions from a block away and it lured me to it.The dog itself was juicy and the best wiener that I've had. Cooked to perfection and I like the fact that it was sliced. The teriyaki sauce was ok with the mayo but the nori you could not taste, but it does looks good. I didn't notice the taste of the onions until hours later. Nothing speical about the service (they called out the dog and if it's your you take it. And the location it's a street corner. One of the many places where you should eat a dog but not my first choice and in the rain,forget about it.
I do not crave another one now nor will I really go out of my way to have one some other time. If asked I would direct others there to find the best dog in town but for value I would go somewhere else to eat.

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