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beverly_wuVancouverSince December 28, 20063 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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TGI Friday's4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Finally a good experience at TGIF
Submitted Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 2:20am [Dine in]

Finally! After a few unsatisfactory experiences at TGIF over the past few years (i.e. every time i went was a BAD experience), I am happy to report that FINALLY, TGIF gets my cautious stamp of "I Would Go There Again".

Tonight I went to catch a 10:10pm movie at the Metropolis at Metrotown theatres, and planned for a bite to eat beforehand with a couple friends. We arrived at TGIF at 8:30pm. Had to wait for 10 mins for our party of 3 to be seated in a not-at-capacity situation, as they were understaffed. The "hiring now" sign was clearly displayed at the hostess's station. :)

Server was in a good mood, nice and polite, fairly prompt service.

I ordered the French Onion Soup and the Bruschetta appetizer. 2 appies=dinner.
Friend 1 ordered the cheesy cheeseburger.
Friend 2 ordered another burger of sorts, and was pleased to find that she was able to substitute a Veggie Patty.

No complaints from either of them.
My soup and bruschetta were fantastic.

I make note of the soup and bruschetta because this is the first time that my food at TGIF has qualified to be even minimally acceptable. All previous visits in past years were, frankly, disgusting. This time around I was very pleasantly surprised, and sent my compliments to the chefs.

I took home the leftovers of my bruschetta, because it itself could be an entree, and combined with the soup and a late lunch, I was stuffed.

Also ordered the Saturday drink special, "electric lemonade". Tastes like lemonade. Just blue. I assumed that there was alcohol in it, but couldn't really taste it.

If the food and service continue to be decent, I may make it a place I'd go to with confidence before seeing a movie at Metropolis, but for now, I'll stick with a Cautious Approval rating.

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Tony's Beef Noodle5710 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Best Kept Secret in Vancouver!
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

I'm a total Tony's Beef Noodle addict, frequenting this restaurant with my husband at least once per week. I would go so far as to call it MY FAVOURITE restaurant. Couldn't believe NOBODY had reviewed this restaurant on DineHere before me, because this restaurant is an absolute diamond in the rough.

At $5.50 for a hearty bowl of noodle soup, Taiwanese style, with chunks of melt-in-your-mouth stewed brisket, the thickest wheat noodles you've ever had, and deep coloured, aromatic soup, I would call this THE BEST VALUE IN VANCOUVER, beating out even your favourite Pho' restaurant. I would also say that it beats out Wang's Beef Noodle (Granville and ~70th) by a couple hundred percent in quality and taste. A great option for those nights when you just can't bear to cook another meal.

Sure Bets on the menu:
#A1: Beef and Noodle in Soup (with choice of "sick or sin noodle" - chinese accented english for "thick or thin noodle"...cracks me up every time! I always order an extra little dish of pickled vegetables with my soup...it's free)
#C12: Crispy Salt and Peppery Chicken (boneless chunks of chicken deep fried in a delicate batter, served with deep fried thai basil leaves. Yum-O!)

Service: Don't expect the waiter/waitress to check up on you. If you want something, don't be shy about raising your hand and flagging them down. I think it's a cultural thing. There may be a little bit of a language barrier, but I've always ordered in English without too much trouble.

Ambience: None to speak of. It's a very basic restaurant, diner style. But a GREAT place for good food and conversation with a few friends. Not pretentious at all!

Washroom: Uh, the single washroom at the back of this storefront restaurant is the size of a closet, and rather dirty in the corners. They always have toilet paper though. If you're squeamish about this, head over to Oakridge Mall across the road.

There's ample free street parking along 41st avenue, Cambie Street, and on some of the small streets around 41st avenue. Help support another business on Cambie Street during the Canada Line skytrain construction, because this is one little restaurant I would hate to see go under.

Hours of Operation:
11am-9pm Monday to Saturday
Closed Sunday

Definitely a restaurant worth making regular visits to, if only for the food, because in that respect, it can't be beat!

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Miraku Japanese Restaurant19950 Willowbrook Dr, #4, Langley
Artfully presented delicious sushi
Submitted Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 2:26pm [Dine in]

Wow - what a surprise! Miraku, on the outside, is an unassuming little storefront near Willowbrook Mall in Langley. Inside, the decor isn't assuming either, but the food is definitely good and...cute! I ordered the tuna sashimi on rice, and above being a decent portion size, decent tasting, i was really pleased with the presentation of the food - it was aesthetically unique as well as easy on the tastebuds. My favourite bit was the sliced strawberry decorating my sushi - unconventional but nice. I'm not sure what they were called but they had these rainbow rolls decorated differently on each piece (avocado for green, salmon for red) and decorated like very cute caterpillars. I liked this restaurant so much that I had to compliment the staff there before I left, because this is a small restaurant with its own special brand of charm. It's been a while since I went there for the first time, but I look forward to going there again. Definitely a solid restaurant if you're looking for a new spot to visit that's in a city close enough to travel for dinner, but offers the adventure and anonymity of being just an hour away from Vancouver.

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