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bigmamadccBurnaby NorthSince August 10, 200711 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Asahi-Ya1230 Robson Street, Vancouver
Assorted sashimi is a ripoff, but everything else is fine
Submitted Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

Having dined there several time I am satisfied with the quality of food as well as that of service.
But the over-priced assorted sashimi is a huge letdown...Assorted A is 16.95 which comprises 3 slices of salmon, tuna, tai and tako. Assorted B is Assorted A plus 2 prawns and that costs 23.50!!!

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Miki Sushi4461 Lougheed Hwy, #1, Burnaby
Avoid at all costs
Submitted Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

Grabbed a quick lunch there today, had a lunch box and assorted sashimi.

Lunch box items were lukewarm and the california roll had eerie taste.

Fishy taste lingers in my mouth 2 hours after finishing the sashimi--good indication that sashimi slices were stall.

Although operated under the same name, this restaurant is having new management--unfortunately an inferior one. I miss the old Miki.

Will never be back again.

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Pho Express Ankor Noodle House1745 Robson Street, Vancouver
A jewel in the west end.
Submitted Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 1:05am [Dine in]

Having dined frequently at Pho Central, I now turn my appetite to the newly opened Pho restaurant on Robson. I've been there couple of times since its opening early October; I fell in love with this place instantly because they have much wider dish choices than Pho Central and is apparently more sanitized . The service is good, food is good and the prices are just reasonable. One thing I really worry about is its life expectancy; they don't seem to do much to gain exposure so most of the time the restaurant is empty, therefore I decide to put it here to promote it .

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Yummy To Go1711 Davie Street, Vancouver
Jewel in the west end, good foods for the price, but be prepared for long wait.
Submitted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

My first time dining at this location yesterday evening, had a "Number 1 combo", 2 pieces of tai sushi and a drink. There were quite a few people lining before me and it took about 15 minutes for my orders to arrive. The 16 piece combo--8 pcs California, and Yam tamp, spicy tuna 4 pcs each was a huge order and everything tasted good and fresh; in a nutshell, the food is so good for the price (6.50 only!!) However, this restaurant does have its drawback--maybe it's because the restaurant is new, staff there aren't experienced with handling huge incoming orders. There are only 2 chefs and when the restaurant gets busy one of them has to work in the kitchen for kitchen orders which leaves literally only one person handling all the sushi orders, and this explains why it will take up to 20 mins for the sushis to be served. But still, the delicious sushi is worth the wait! You'd love the moment when your order is brought to you.

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Excellent Sushi Japanese Restaurant1157 Granville Street, Vancouver
Well, worst Japanese food you can ever get in town, but prices are impressive
Submitted Monday, October 5, 2009 - 11:33am [Dine in]

Got there with empty stomach and wished to grab nice warm Japanese dinner before the 9:45pm movie. I ordered a spicy tuna cone and a 5.95 dinner set C.
The waitress was nice and polite, but everything other than that was simply disastrous; the miso soup was greasy, it took 23 minutes for the set dinner to be served...and the hand cone was "hot"...well, I really don't want to say more about that.
But anyways, if low price is your top criterion for picking a restaurant; well, this is a place to go. But I doubt the life expectancy of this sushi place.

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Thai Basil1215 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Gem of Davie Village
Submitted Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

I was in to grab a quick lunch last thursday and had green curry combo and Thai iced tea.

The server was well-mannered and greeted everyone with brightest smiles; the meal was delivered to my table within 10 minutes of order and I would say it worths the money.

I think the restaurant is there competing with Thai Away Home, another small Thai eatery just 2 blocks away (they have very similar menu), obviously Thai Basil has the upper hand with lower price and of course tastier foods.

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Davie Mongolian BBQ1161 Dave Street, Vancouver
Tasty food, friendly service, but cleanness needs a lot of work
Submitted Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has gone thru 2 changes of ownership and I lunch there on weekly basis. To be frankly it is amongst one of my fav eateries DT because of the good price (AYCE, no frills, true!!) and delicious food and everything. I am always greeted by its friendly and helpful waitress, and I am sure you will find it easy to befriend with staff there.

However, they do need to do a great deal to improve the sanitation. The floor is a bit greasy; sauce table is dirty; and heavy greasy build-up is literally visible at every corner of the cooking area. The restaurant was ordered to close for cleaning for 2 days late last year...but I see little change in the condition.

So, there you have it; when it comes to food itself, price, service, I highly recommend this place. But if you are a clean freak, well, stay away!!

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Top quality SE Asian restaurant, but needs to review the prices...
Submitted Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

I simply put everything this way: Foods are incredibly outstanding; service is great, clean and well-kept. But the some of the dishes are unreasonably over-priced. For example: A-mok costs 15.50 but comes in small order; Phnompenh style deepfried stuff (chicken, porkchop, squid, etc); well, you can't really tell the difference in sizes but it costs 50% or more for large orders. And, the rare beef plate, well, in San Francisco where living expenses are much higher, the same dish (same size!!!) costs only 7.50 USD, which is about 9.50 CAD but it is 17.70 in this restaurant.

So the owner really needs to think twice and reconsiders the prices...the high prices have drive most of its customer to only either a bow of dried noodle or a rice dish.

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Kishu Japanese House Restaurant538 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Not for serious or picky eaters
Submitted Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 12:35am [Dine in]

This restaurant is at the bottom of low-end Japanese Restaurant for sure; it's a OK if you desparately need a quick bite, or, you have limit budget for dining out, or, you don't really care about what you are eating.

A Japanese restaurant run by Vietnamese, sounds bad in the first place, just like I wouldn't have high hopes on Beef Phos served in a Vietnamese restaurant run by Japanese.

The restaurant is quite spacious, in addition to 15 bar seats there are more than 20 tables. However, no more than 40% of tables will be taken at any time of a day; and that makes me wonder if the foods there are fresh enough.

I was there last wednesday and ordered a Special Box A, a spicy tuna cone, and an orange juice. The only thing impressive was that a free pop served with the box, other than that, I really don't have too many nice words to say about the foods. The spicy tuna cone was not at all carefully made; it fell apart as soon as I tried to pick it up. As to the box, well, the BBQ Chicken was dry and chewy, probably recooked many times around; the tempura was totally a mess, I had no idea when was the last time they had changed the deep fry oil. And finally, the California Roll tasted just about average but I am sure the blackening avacado might make you sick to the stomach. And all these mishaps left veggie salad the only thing received no complaints.

I hoped that I was just having a bad day, but aparently it was the restaurant that ruined my day...so check it out.

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Vinada Vietnamese Restaurant1260 Robson Street, Vancouver, Vancouver
Nice pho, clean, but service needs some work
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:23am [Dine in]

I first visted the restaurant last week after a day of working and schooling. First thing I noticed as soon as I came in is the distinctive decorations and setups..it's really clean and kinda attractive. But because it's only a one-month -old restaurant so the waitress seems to lack experience in providing good service..I patiently waited for her to finish her own business and then came take my order. Well, the restaurant was new, and not at all busy at the time I visited, so I would not complain too much about it. I ordered a special pho, a deep fried wontons, and a salty lemon drink. THe orders came quickly. The pho was outstanding!! With adequate amount of meat and the soup was superb. In addition, the wontons and drink were also beyond my expectations!! I visited again yesterday, and the restaurant was getteing a little bit busier and the service was also improved, although there's still room for further work.

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Exotico Brasil Cafe1776 Charles St., Vancouver
The restaurant is closed
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant back in March and had some of the best Brazilian meals..like the world-famous Feijoada, Shrimp rice and pot pie. The foods are good, no beef about that; but the prices is a little bit over what they are reasonably expected. Unfortunately, at my first visit the owner was discussing with a buyer about selling the business because of "loss over low-exposure". And it is now confirmed that it went out of business back in April.

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