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bluesnowconeVancouverSince January 20, 20082 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Top Gun Hot Pot4500 Kingsway, #2228, Burnaby
Very Good Hot Pot
Submitted Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 8:13pm [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant for dinner last night and really enjoyed the experience and the food. While I am used to AYCE hot pots, I was a little weary of ordering too many dishes for fear of what the bill will be at the end of the night.

We ordered two soup bases (1/2 / 1/2) a light melon soup base and a satay base. Both were very tasty. For dishes, we ordered, oysters, fish and squid balls, sliced fish, tofu (shaped like hearts), fresh chinese mushrooms, siu choy and beef shank. The presentation and freshness of the dishes is impeccable.

The service is good. The waitresses come by often to top up our soup and refill our water and tea glasses. They did forget our fish dish, but when we asked about it, they were quick to deliver it to us. They also served a cold chrysanthamum tea drink which was very good along with the traditional plum juice (which I've never really acquired a taste for).

The ambience is nice. They have nice booths that seat 6 people that can be extended bigger for larger parties or you can sit at a round table. The vents work well in this restaurant as normally we find ourselves sweating while enjoying our meal.

We really enjoyed our meal and while the bill was a little on the pricey side, it was nice to try someplace new. The bill for two, (they gave us a 10% discount) came to about $85 with tip. We normally spend about $50with tip at the AYCE ones but we felt the food quality was worth it. We'll be back again when we feel like treating ourselves again.

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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
Decent Food, Service could be a bit better
Submitted Sunday, January 20, 2008 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

I love AYCE and this restaurant has been on my list to try out for awhile. I've had their lunch specials for $12.95 and really enjoyed the variety and hoped dinner would be just as good. Dinner is priced at $25 and it boasts a 46 item AYCE menu. (that's what intrigued me the most!). Just to let you know that amongst the 46 items, things like a bowl of miso soup, and a small dish of kimchi etc are considered one item on the list so the menu is actually must more limited.

The food is alright. For BBQ we ordered the chicken and short ribs. (the ribs were good and fairly large pieces)They have unlimited prawn tempura (big prawns) and the Jap Chae was very tasty. The seafood pancake didn't taste as good as it did with the lunch special, but was still passable. Unfortunately, we don't know what happened to our sushi order and when we asked, they said to just write down what we originally ordered. Since I love Korean Soup, we ordered 3 different ones, but only one came. (the oxtail soup). I would say that dish was the worst of all the food we had as the soup had no flavour and had only one small thinly sliced piece of meat).

The ambiance of the restaurant is nice. It looks modern and clean. They have large flat screen tv's showing sports and The Blue Planet. The restaurant was filled with people when we went, but wasn't too noisy. It looked like they didn't have enough staff as many empty tables hadn't been cleaned and it was tough to flag down a server.

Our dining experience was average. I don't think we will go back for the dinner, but likely will do the lunch again. For the price and selection, we would pick Shabusen over this place, but note that Shabusen sometimes is a hit and miss with their service too. For us, we're not too picky about service as long as the food is good and there is a lot of selection.

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