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BobeaterEast VancouverSince October 28, 200558 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Asian Express1441 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, Vancouver
Chinese food on Commercial Drive
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

Now open in the former spot where The Cottage used to be is this wonderful place. The Ken's Kitchen theory of fast food has open another restaurant on The Drive. The food is pretty good here. The few times that I went, I had the noodles with cod and vegetables or the fried rice with sweet and sour pork and duck. The last time I picked something up it didn't taste very good. The honey friend chicken were more friend batter than chicken and the fried rice tasted more like oil soaked rice. The friendly chinese family that runs this place is pretty nice. The owner of the building comes and goes as he likes.

I think this is the story: The Cottage wasn;t the same after the sisters lost their husbands and the restaurant was lacking the business. They sold the restaurant and the guy next door brought out the place. He rented out the storefront to these chinese people and they opened a fast food restaurant here. Well now here comes and go with his family whenever they like going into the kitchen area and touching the food and taking "advances" out of the cash registar (as I seen him do twice since I been there). Go check it out yourself!

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Stix Noodle & Grill903 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
west side meets east side.
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

The menu is limited to a few choices, but this new restaurant is quite good. The friendly family welcomes you to a place that you may see only on the west side. A infusion of Chinese, malaysian and vietnamese makes this one of the few place on Commercial Drive that serves asian cuisine. What I tried so far tested my tastebuds for quality vietnamese and chinese food. The noodle soup has changed the few times I've been here, but oevrall it's not bad for what they charge. The chicken lemongrass is really good and for the price, you get a nice big piece of chicken, but be warned if you order any lemongrass dishes: It will take more than 30 minutes before your order is ready. According to one of the owners: They like to serve their chicken ready and cooked. The new decor is slowly coming together, so I'm not worried what it looks like.

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Biercraft Tap and Tapas Bar1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Tapas are better elsewhere.
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

I'm right behind Stella and for a quick walk up the street, I can enjoy a good beer and some food. Stella is a place I find too expensive for my cheap budget.

The Food: Expensive in my books. Qaulity isn't that good and for the price, I could get more and better hot wings elsewhere. The hype is mostly from business type people in their fancy suits and ties. I walk by everyday and find half of the people in there on a "business lunch".

The Serivice: Slow as a snail crossing the street. The waitress can't find the side patio if it's staple on her hand. We waited 20 minutes for our food to arrive and found out she figured we disappeared from our seats. She was the one who took us to our seat in the first place.

The Ambiance: The only decent thing in Stellas is the quality of the restaurant itself. It has a nice patio on the side of the building and the inside looks great with all the wood on the walls and ceiling.

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Little Johnny's1485 Kingsway, Vancouver
Great place for quick eats.
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:39pm [Dine in]

Little Johnny's been in the neighbourhood for a very long time. I remember ordering from here when I was in elementary school.

The Food: is as best as it gets. Feels like homemade and with all the fresh ingredients. Portions are not bad and the price is reasonable. The personal size pizza is big and the quality of the ingredients are fresh.

The Service: Very friendly. The owners are a sweet couple who owned Little Johnny since the beginning. They are quck to their feet in bring you water and your meal. They make you feel like home.

The Ambiance: The place is outdated. The lights are old and classic. The feel is almost like you grandma's home with all their old memories locked up in the walls. The seating is very confortable.

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House of Dosas1391 Kingsway, Vancouver
A little taste of Sri Lanka in Vancouver
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:33pm [Dine in]

Not bad for what they offer. My friend didn't like as she found it too spicy and I found it too starchy and filling.

The Food is not bad for those who love spicy food. I'm not one of them and some items I found I need alot of the sauce/dips or I couldn't finish it. The only deal you get is their $5.99 Monday Dosa in which you get any Dosa on the menu for $5.99.

The serivce is really friendly. You can clearly see that this is family owned restaurant. The owner is really friendly. He asked how our food was and even apologised for the spicyness

The Ambiance: The setting is a small dinning area and the only thing up is the Sri Lankan flag. A tv sits in one corner of the restaurant.

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Wild Ginger88 West Pender Street, Unit 2015, Vancouver
Life inside a ghost town mall
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

A few friends and I came back from a Canucks hockey game with a rumble in our tummies and a place to eat. We went snooping inside the mall to find only Starbucks still open and this place.

The Food: Is you classic chinese home-cooking, but made by someone else. The Quality is great as I found it was fresh, but the quanity was abit lacking as I felt hungry after chowing down my order. I had a small bowl of rice with some stir fry veggies and pork in a black bean sauce and a glass of Whistler Pale Ale.

The Service: The host was very friendly and the family seemed very nice. I saw them hunched together watching tv as I went for the bathroom. The food came as we ordered because the place lacked customers.

The Ambiance: It was quite pleasant as we sat near the window watching the lights of Science World twinkle. The dark ambiance mixed with the spot lights shining the art on the wall made it feel romantic and cozy.

This is almost a hidden gem in a ghost town of a mall. Only if they had better advertisment and a better location, I wished they go more business. However, the less business they got means a more enjoyable meal for you.

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Hon's Wun Tun House268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Not bad for Hon's
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:15pm [Dine in]

hon's been over rated by many people as being the best place for potslickers and wontons. To me it's a place for a quick bite when I am in Chinatown. There is no hype here. It's just another Chinese restaurant to me.

The Food: Is not bad. It tasty and not bland as many people may put it. The potslicker taste like factory mass produced than home made. Across from the restaurant is the store where you can get the products you just ate and many more. The chinese "pasta" are the my family favorites and they are cheap selling at $2 a bag,

The Service is not bad during the right time. Anytime after 3pm on any given day, you may get a table within seconds. During other time slots, you probably have to wait a few minutes. The food comes out after 5 minutes of ordering, so there isn't a long wait.

The Ambiance: Situated in an old mall in Chinatown, it's not bad for it's location. Inside it gets quite loud and busy as it is a popular place to eat. You get the inside look of the former mall itself and hussle of Chinatown outside.

Go anytime, but Chinese New Year weekend or Mid Autumn Moon Festival weekend as these two weekends are the busiest for this place.

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Boss Bakery & Restaurant, The532 Main, Vancouver
Pretty good place for a quick snack.
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

I had breakfast here and it wasn't that bad. I had some errans to do in Chinatown anyways.

The Food: Quality is great. Fresh ingredient and flavorful soups and dishes. "Classic" Chinese dishes.

The Service is not bad. The hostess are quite friendly and speedy in the delivery of dishes. Not as busy as the Metrotown one, but still busy during weekday lunch time and weekends.

The Ambiance is classic loud. Chinese peoplea re generally loud people so if you come alone, you might want to bring your mp3 player with you because it get really loud in here.

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Fujiya912 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Quick and easy
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

Fujiya is a qucik and easy solution for fast food sushi. There really no complaints here. You get what you paid for.

The food quality is more process than actually food. I had the cali rolls today and as I was chewing the pieces itself, I've noticed that it feels like factory made food. The rice felt packed in to tightly together to be fresh and recently made. It felt more factory "pre made" sheets of rice. I also had my usual Nigi Toro Roll, which was not bad.

The Service, I find really slow during the 11:30am - 1:00 pm time slow, but for me today there was no one lining up and with three cashier open, I was in and out within 5 minutes.

Ambiance: I haven't actually stayed and eaten anything there, but they do have a small "eating area" with a microwave. It's usually occupied by highschool kids goofing off and making it difficult to enjoy your meal.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
It takes way too long to get proper service.
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

As "foodie" said this place is being overrated. I had the impression that Anton was such a great place to eat, but after my first time coming here: Yeah, I thought it is a great place. I now can hardly get a table because of the slow service and the LONG line ups. Although, it's a great place and with all the business they are getting, why can they make adjustment to the serivce and hire more staff and improve on the table/floor setting?

The food has been and I think always be the same good portions and excellent ingredients. Fresh and tasty is what brings me back once every few months.

And what this of getting a pen after you finished all you food. I never go a pen. I finished everything.

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Charlatan, The1447 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
It's our favorite place now....
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

My co-workers and I love this place. The food, fun and atmosphere is great. Were like the usuals now as it's the only hangout we go to.

The Food: It's changed since the last time we were here. I'm guessing they got a new chef. They don't have the trio of fries anymore and the tuna bits don't come with the wasabi sauce. They got rid of the asparagus with cheese and Criss Angel Martini (which were my favs). What's new is the oyster poyboy sandwich, a new kind of trio potato chips and a few martinis.

The Service: A few of our favorite host/ress are no longer there, but the ones that are currently there are also great. The service is quick and I only had a problem once in the 6 times we were there. The bartender is such a great guy. I once had an accident with my drink and he saw and gave me one on the house. Cool guy!

The Ambiance: Really cozy, there are three levels: The bar, the middle section with a fireplace and giant tv and the lower section with really cozy seating and romantic atmospheric setting. It's something can get quite loud with music blasting and people around you but if you not really there to watch the game it's a great place to have fun!

We had put up alot of rowdiness there and they have been great with their smiles and laughter. The one time we were there the owner even came over to humour our birthday girl with a dance and laughter.

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Le Marrakech52 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Wow for that price I could have had McD's
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

Quite expensive! Really Expensive!

The Food: We had 5 dishes (not including the bread - 3 servings) for 7 people and yet I still felt hungry. I found myself picking the meat off the bones. It felt like we were savages eating after someone's meal. They advertise flatbread with some dipping and toppings (well, everyone know's what flatbread looks like right?). We paid $7 for slices of wheat bread. It wasn't flatbread, more like french bread slices.

The Service: Friendly staff, quick and wonderful. The was the only highlight of the eveling. The entertainment was intresting.

The Ambiance: We sat underground where the cozy fireplace was and we found it nice. It was dark and the only light were the candles on the table and the fireplace. The seats were somewhat confortable, but the tables were short. For someone whose 6'5", it was unconfortable.

This is surely a place I WILL not return. We each paid $45 including the service charge for a meal set for 3 people. This is a sharing restaurant where you order something in a group and pick off the meat from the bones. Basically, you get $5 worth of meat for $20.

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Kingsway Sushi3665 Kingsway, #110, Vancouver
It's not bad...
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Apparently, it's the same owner as in Richmond Sushi. The big rich asian guy all dolled up in his gold rings and necklace while wearing a cheap suit in Richmond, well he owns this place too.

The Food: It's not bad for what you paid for. It's another cheap AYCE sushi join with a different selection of items. The "Salmon Salad" is not bad, Salmon and mayo on top of rice. Kinda goes down easy. There is a okay selection as your usual is present. Sashimi is there not quite as fresh as it supposed to be, but what can you do it's cheap AYCE. Mango pudding is the only "good" dessert there.

The Service: It's not bad for what you paid for. The last time we were there we got a "rude" smirk from one of the "managers" even tho I didn't get anything from him. According to my friend who was complaining to the owner, he was being "snobby" to us kids. Well, according to me...we were being like kids as we began building a tower with our mango pudding cups.

The Ambiance: It's not bad, for the noise level as it is quite a big floor. It's on the ground floor of the building that use to house the great sandwich shop (now it's a starbucks). On the corner of Boundary and Kingsway, it's not a bad locations (The nearest competition is Fish on Rice (Kingsway and Willington). The new and bright light and fresh paint indoors and the tinted windows outdoors make it look fresh.

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Elizabeth's Hungarian Bakery1303 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Great Sandwiches and Breads...
Submitted Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

It's very near by where I work. Across from Grandview Park. I stop by once in a while for the vegetarian sandwiches which consists of lettuce, tomatoe and cheese on a olive or tomato focaccia bread. It's really good and basically the only thing I will eat.

The Food: The cookies are delightful and the bake goods are the best by far.

The Service: Since the new owners took over, they been quite friendly to me. No problems at all. My parent knew the previous owners and were friends with them. I didn't know them, but met them. They were quite nice.

The Ambiance: the store is small. Having only one or two tables for the odd customer who might sit and read their paper. Because is near Grandview Park, I don't see the point in having tables at all. Buy your lunch and enjoy a rest on the grass of Grandview Park under the sun.

It's a great place on Commercial Drive. One of the very few places that serve great food and friendly customer service.

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Continental Coffee1806 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Best Hot Chocolate yet!
Submitted Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

Everytime I come to Continential, there is always a line up. Since then I stop coming because of the lack of time I leave myself to buy a hot chocolate. I come in everytime I off to work, just to make life better for me. I love this place.

The food: It's great! I love their hot chocolate. The whipping they put on the drink itself is a idea everyone should have. I was hooked when I first was given my first HC.

The Service: Sometimes slow, when there is one coffee-maker personnel, but other times there is three or four behind the counter and other times the line disappears with a blink of your eye.

The Ambiance: Wonerful. Small little nook to read your newspaper while you sip you HC or coffee. The picture on the wall give it a warm feeling and the lighting isn't too noisy. they updated the outer part of the store. It more modern.

I like Continental. It's great and I've even introduced it to more people! They love it and I recommend it to all!

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Tea Works5695 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Burned tongue with green tea....
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

I ordered this healthy chicken soup dish with noodles and a green tea drink. My order came promptly and I was ready to dig in not noticing the dish was really HOT. It was in a metal bowl with a wood base. I burned my tongue eliminating the tastebuds.

The Food: Beside the soup, my green tea was very rich and creamy. It was a eleglant creaminess that continued to stay froffty (spelling) thru out my time there.

The Service: Was unique. The place seems to be runned and owner by teenages. One was behind the counter staring into his own hand, while the other was playing card via her computer.

The Ambiance: It was pretty good. I like hw they turned the place into a restaurant. You wouldn't even know that it used to be a fish/butcher/supermarket. I was sitting in the spot where the butcher was!

I felt my time there wasn't prefect. I may give it another chance.

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Floata Seafood Restaurant180 Keefer Street, #400, Vancouver
They have gone with the serve youself method.
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

I notice that they sticked with the serve yourself method for Dim Sum. It's a one of a kind method saving cart pusher the trouble for walking all the way to the other end. It a nice method of running a business, having the customer come up to the counter and choose what you want.

The food: It was pretty good compare to small dim sum places. Bigger shrimp dumpling and beef balls. However, they on have three per dish. The price was abit over the usual $2.00 per dish. Not bad for the size of dumplings.

The Service: Nice friendly service. Serve yourself counter was slow tho, only one lady was serving.

The Ambiance: They made the room smaller for weekday dim sum. They only used half of the restaurant instead of the whole restaurant. So it made it really loud during the time I was there.

I only gone to Floata once a year because of the price and quanity of food. It's not on my top 10 list of Dim Sum restaurants, but it is nice to go once in a while.

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Gohan Japanese Restaurant1815 Rosser Avenue, #1, Burnaby
Nice Ambiance....Food However, Questionable!
Submitted Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 3:43am [Dine in]

I question the quality of the portions at Gohan just by looking at the building itself. It seem to me that this restaurant should be located in downtown Vancouver instead of Burnaby North.

I went here with a friend who insist of going here because he liked it very much. I like the fact that the restaurant had a sleek and clean look to it. A modern approach to a japanses feel. The big windows made it very bright and the settiing of the tables great.

I was right about the food portion. It was small. It was also quite expensive for me. I was also hungry after eating here and felt ripped off. I'm so used to the cheap sushi in Vancouver. However, I do have to say the food was good.

The service was friendly. The tea stayed hot and the food came as quickly as you want it to be.

I really enjoyed the ambiance of this restaurant. I liked the modern look to it. However, the chairs I sat in were unconfortable and we sat in the middle of the restaurant making it feel weird for me.

I'm not too sure if I would return by myself. The restaurant doesn't peak my intrest.

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Taisho Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, 15E, Burnaby
Update....I went back here
Submitted Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 3:22am [Dine in]

I came back twice because I didn't want to go to Sui Sha Yuck.
Both times I was given a better service, but still I was ignored as I asked for assistance. The food still is not worth the 12.95. The last time I went here...Last month, a few people at the table beside ours wasted a whole order (probably 4 rolls) of california rolls. They said it sucked as they left to pay their bill. When the waitress came to clean the table she mumbled "oh my goash....what a waste" like it was a big deal. I told them the reason they wasted it because the food quality sucks....she looked at me a ran off to he boss. He came over and asked if there was a problem. I said no and left puking on the entrance of this restaurant. Seriously, why is this place still running? The service is still terrible and the food is horid.

I will stop posting my opinions about this place as I have not returned since. Thanks for reading!

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Sunrise Pizza949 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best Burger I had...
Submitted Sunday, December 24, 2006 - 2:49am [Dine in]

The burger was really good at a reasonable price. I had to call it in that day because it was quite busy. The man who answered the phone was very polite and well spoken. When I went to pick up my order it was ready waiting for me. The dining area (ambiance) was dim and quiet. Although, it was busy...it was loud. The service was quick. I paid for my food and went out the door in less than a minute. The cashier was polite and very friendly. I think this place is family owned and ran by an asian family.

All my co-worker prasied this restaurant on their excellent food and service. I just had to try it for myself and they are right. It's good!

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