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bordercollienorth vancouverSince September 9, 2007268 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
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Displaying 201 - 220 of 268 Reviews Found
Dex Gourmet Burger Bar123 Carrie Cates Court, #142, North Vancouver
I like their burgers.
Submitted Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 1:43am [Dine in]

When I'm craving a burger, I stop here when I'm inside the Quay to enjoy their burgers. I like their cheese burgers that come with fries and each time I order, it doesn't take that long. This place is busy with orders, and they serve a tasty breakfast in the morning.

If you need a burger, check this spot out.

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Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
My lunch wasn't very tasty.
Submitted Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 1:33am [Dine in]

I decided to give Kamei Royal a try. I was greeted quickly and I went to the very back of this place, and my server found me. This was the only time I saw her, before I got my bill and didn't find anyone too friendly.

As I sat in the back of the class, my order was similiar to a bento box with chicken teriyaki, 2 California rolls, 2 tuna rolls, tempura and salad. Where do I begin, the Salad was good, the only highlight of my meal, that was fresh and nice compliment to the dish.
I found the chicken teriyaki to be over cooked & salty and didn't like the noodles. The tempura was like eating an old sock, it tasted as someone mix ingredients and tasted old, and keeping tradition, only eat 1 piece. I found both the California & tuna roll not to be fresh, didn't like the taste as I felt it was bland with that day old smell. It was too hot to try the miso soup and even requested that they didn't bring it...but too late.
I felt with so many other sushi places to explore, this is one place I won't be back and I can't recommend.

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Citroen Coffee House208 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Coffee, food and art
Submitted Friday, August 15, 2008 - 1:54am [Dine in]

I have walked by Citroen many times and decided to try it out. I quite like how it was set up, the staff was friendly, tried muffin & Coffee and enjoyed looking at the art.
This place is relaxing, I wish I came in sooner, and got to enjoy my coffee before I started my day.
Nice spot to read a newspaper, look at art, and have a coffee.

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Hidden spot for Dim Sum
Submitted Monday, August 11, 2008 - 9:17pm [Dine in]

I've been to Kam Ding a couple of times, and its been awhile when my friends suggested we go have Dim Sum in Coquitlam.

It wasn't too busy at 4.30pm, our server greeted up warmly, and she had a great sense of humour. It was great to be given tea pot and our server returned with rolling cart of dim sum ready to eat. We picked the sticky rice, steamed prawns, steamed spinach with prawns, spare ribs, bbq pork, and all of it was delicious.

Cheap place to eat, great fresh food, friendly and fast service and I'm looking forward to my next visit. I only hope it won't take me a year to come back. Recommend it, when you're wanting to have Dim Sum in Coquitlam. Can we say Yummy.

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Bubble Tea Express148 Chadwick Crt., North Vancouver
I tried it after reading the last review.
Submitted Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

I was at the Lonsdale Quay, greeted by a friendly server who was helpful and decided to try bubble tea. I remember reading a review and thought I must give this a try.

I had the coconut with pearls and found the taste refreshing on a hot day, and quite like the taste. It wasn't that expensive and service was quick on a hot day. They had quite a few people ordering and it was nice to see the service was quick & friendly.

Glad I tried it.

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Caffe Artigiano4359 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Not like their other locations.
Submitted Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

I was in Burnaby wanting a coffee, and knew Caffe Artigiano had a new location in the area. I like how it looked, clean, and still had the new look feeling from being open a few months.

I tried to order their blueberry scones, they ran out by 11am, including muffins, must have been a popular day. I ordered their coffee, it was hard to drink, chalky, acidic in taste and found the coffee not that hot. When I asked to get a fresh cup, the server didn't want to exchange or heat my coffee, leaving me why did I pay for this bad tasting coffee.

Won't recommend this spot, I will stick to Hornby or West Van location, at least they have service.

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Yummy Yummy Sushi4152 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Great find in Burnaby
Submitted Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

I wanted to eat at Akari, they were closed for the BC Long weekend and went for a walk & found this spot.

I'm glad I stopped in, I was given a table quickly and my menu followed as fast. I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki, tempura, california roll and salad with a coca cola. I loved their chicken teriyaki, each bite got better and to my surprise the tempura was crisp, light in batter, & hot. I'm never been big on tempura but I was amazed not to see the light batter break away or become soggy, when most places I don't get pass the first bite. The California roll had 4 pieces and was tasty & like their salad that was included with my bento box.
The price with my coca cola was $9.50 before tip and I can't wait to try this place again, when I'm in the area.

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Mythos Taverna1811 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Expensive for what I order.
Submitted Friday, July 25, 2008 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

Tonight I was craving Greek food, I was in the area, and ordered my food.

I found my server was friendly, checked on me and was the highlight of my expensive meal.

I ordered Lamb Souvlaki with Vegetables, Homous & Pita bread and soft drink. I didn't like my Lamb, it was too dry, hard to cut, from being over cooked. The vegetables, carrots, zucchini were soggy, and the potatoes & rice didn't have alot of flavour. The Homous & Pita was good, I wish the food could have tasted better.

My lamb souvlaki with veggies, $17.00, Homous $6.99 & Pita bread $2.99 total with taxes was $27.45, before tip. Compared to other Greek spots in North Van, I found the food expensive, not cooked very well and you didn't get alot, compared to their competitors.

It could have been off night for the chef, but I found the meal to be disappointing.

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Cactus Club Cafe855 Main Street, West Vancouver
Service needs to improve, food is good.
Submitted Monday, July 21, 2008 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here a couple of times, the food is good, but the servers don't seem friendly.

Today I was wanting their chicken wings, ribs as my snack with strawberry lemonaide. I picked a really good time around 4pm, it wasn't too busy and wanted to stay indoors for air conditioning.
I found when I was ordering, my server kept looking at me as I had two heads on me, and seem puzzled as I was talking gibberish to her. I didn't find her to be warm or friendly, and lack interest to why I walked into this place.

The hostess that greeted me, brought my dishes, which wasn't a long wait. I got my extra napkins for my chicken wings, which where good and like the ribs, it definately hit the spot.

I like this spot, their washrooms are worth checking out, its not often I walk into places to say impressive.. As for the service, I wish it was better and learn what service is from their Robson location.

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Moodyville Cafe101 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Breakfast are filling.
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 2:06am [Dine in]

I have eaten here many times, and been back since they renovated their location.

I've only had their breakfast from their light & fluffy Pancakes, french toast to scramble eggs & hash brown with toast. This place is popular, busy on the weekends, and serves breakfast all day, when you want to have a late start to your day. Its not expensive, there's plenty of coffee to choose from at the counter, and the staff is friendly.

If you're looking for a place to start your day, that will fill you up, & won't break your bank, then check this location out.

I will be back.

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Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki755 Burrard, #219, Vancouver
Glad I tried it.
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 1:58am [Dine in]

I was walking on Alberni St, thinking where to eat lunch and decided to give this a try.

Gyu is similiar to Kobe, as the chef prepares & cooks your meal in front of you. I was at a table next to a few people on both sides of me, and found both chefs to be friendly.
I only wish he prepared my chicken ahead of the other group, but did his preparation for the larger order. I found watching the chef prepare all our dishes made the room smokey, with the fans only removing some of the smoke, made my eyes feel dry. This has been a similiar experience to the Kobe when food is being cooked in anyone present.

I decided to order the Chicken Teriyaki, and not their AYCE, due to being too expensive for lunch at $20.00. I did see the meals being prepared, and they look good, but you don't get alot in what you're paying for. My Chicken was very good, served with rice & shredded veggies and felt full.
I had ordered coca cola and my bill came to around $12.50 before tip.

Its more for groups, than individuals and felt it was on the pricey side.

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria970 Smithe St., Vancouver
Expensive for 3 prawns & 3 Scallops.
Submitted Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 1:55am [Dine in]

I have eaten here a couple of times, and decided to try their Penne Pasta with prawns & scallops in light cream sauce.
The flavour was great, not overbearing and went well with the penne and my very limited seafood addition. I thought I would try something different, and I think my eyes fell to the ground to see 3 prawns & scallops added to my penne. My dish was filling, but for the price of $16.00 with my Fioccia bread, I wouldn't charge that for the limited amount of seafood. I would suggest go to M & M meatshops, order their shrimp & scallop pasta bowl and you will get tons more seafood for a cheaper deal...thinking about it, I might just go there tomorrow.
As for my server, she was slow to give me the menu, and took forever to take my order and it wasn't that busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Not sure when I will be back, and next time I'm on Commercial, I will go the orginal location.

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Kisha Poppo Japanese Restaurant1143 Davie Street, Vancouver
Overrated.
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 1:57am [Dine in]

I decided to try this place, after my coworkers thought this was a good place for AYCE Sushi.

It wasn't very busy, the server was slow and seemed very bored, as she kept checking out the window, maybe she had a hot date?

I ordered Chicken Teriyaki, rice, Tuna & Salmon Nigiri & California Roll. I thought bringing the rice out before my chicken slow arrival was weird. I think my server was too busy daydreaming and arrived with my Tuna & Salmon. I thought it was fresh, fairly good and was a nice compliment to my meal. Still waiting for my chicken & watching my rice get cold, my California Roll arrived. I wasn't wild about the taste, the rice seemed different from my other sushi order, on the dry side, and had too much mayo taste to it. Once I started to eat, finally my chicken arrived and was disappointed with the dish. If ordering you should order two, since the dish was small, the chicken was on the dry side & had too much salt, and my rice was now cold. This wasn't too impressive in how food came out in no particular manner, or maybe the server was too bored to pay attention.

My bill came to $11.50 before tip and felt full, but I can't say I would return anytime soon, until the service improves.

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Daikichi Sushi1739 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Poor service & bad choice
Submitted Monday, June 30, 2008 - 6:25pm [Dine in]

I have seen this sushi place along Marine Dr, and decided to give it a try. This was my first mistake, then it continued follow which I call, Oscar the Grouch server who grunted, flopped the menu, turned away. The menu was at least clean, and few minutes, with little eye contact, I asked for Bento box combination.

A few minutes later with her finger in my miso soup & tempera sauce, left me not trying it. After waiting my food arrives, shoves it to me, leaves never communicating, checking my order or asking if I want anything, until its time to leave. Both servers were unhappy, no smiles, and from what I could gather, would rather be somewhere else, than doing their jobs.

The Food, was okay, I definately had better at other locations on the North Shore. The chicken teriyaki was salty, fatty and not cooked very well, with clumps of poorly cooked steamed rice. The tempera was thick in batter, and after one bite, lost interest. The salmon, tuna nigiri & prawn ebi, were okay, lacking flavour or wow content, and after 1 bite of my tuna roll, it was not fresh, old tasting and stopped eating my dish. In this time, Oscar the grouch server, never came by to ask how my food, possibly knowing I wasn't a happy camper. It came time for the bill, and again she plunk it on my table & did her quick turn away. I got tired of waiting, walked up to the till, when I heard a voice sound, hoping for a tip, and paid my bill & left.

Cost of my food was $12.00
Cost of my tip, Zero
Expression on her face, Priceless.

Will not recommend in this life time, and before I forget, my stomach was queasy after the meal.

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Beard Papa's1184 Denman St, 104, Vancouver
I don't get the hype for fresh cream puffs.
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2008 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

I was walking along Denman & to my surprise I saw Beard Papa's and remember reading reviews about their Richmond Location. This location is new, very clean, staff very friendly & helpful and thought I would try it out.

Its not often I eat cream puff's as I check out their baked goods, and asked what type of filling was being used. Today they had Vanilla & Green Tea, and decided on the Vanilla & watch how they put the vanilla inside the cream puff. I paid around $1.87, went to the beach and tried it out. I thought it was good, definately fresh, and was glad I tried it.

I don't get why the hype over a baked item, its good, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy their cream puff's.
I do recommend when you're in the area, and might be popular spot in the summer time.

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Joe's Grill948 Denman Street, Vancouver
Breakfast was filling.
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2008 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

I was walking along Denman street, wanting to have breakfast, and was beyond thrilled to see no line up's & open tables. This was a rare opportunity, took full advantage and I have loved their pancakes in previous visits.

I ordered their blueberry pancakes, which where light & fluffy with fresh blueberries. I was in heaven, knowing I made the right choice, with each bite you could taste the blueberries. The coffee was served when I walked in, along with menu, that was dirty and could have cleaned it before giving it out again. I did find my server ignore me and served the table beside me for coffee, but it was nice they called her back to refill my cup. That was only downside was how the servers didn't pay attention, & it wasn't just me, trying to get their attention, when it wasn't busy. I like to think it was shocked that they had breathing room, and running around with their head cut off...that's it!!

My breakfast was filling, didn't eat for several hours and it was nice to experience this place when it was crazy busy. Good Food.

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Bella Candela109 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
Brunch was good.
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2008 - 2:37am [Dine in]

Over the weekend, I had decided to try their brunch. I was greeted quickly by the manager, who was friendly and even spoke to me, as he was preparing a few tables around me. I thought nice touch to make anyone feel comfortable.

My server was nice, polite but found he stood between the barrier & my table. I felt he didn't care to make the effort to walk up the steps to take my order, and kept using this barrier to talk with me each time. This was my only pet peeve when I was there, and saw how the staff greeted each person walking in and quickly gave them a table.

I tried their two eggs, hashbrowns, toast with cut up fresh fruit, and was impressed by the size, the presentation and enjoyed each and every bite. I did see crepes, that had something sweet, but it was too early for anything like that and needed some substance. The coffee was good, and offered me re-fills but couldn't drink anymore, due to how full I was from my meal.

My bill was under $12.00 before tip and thinking of checking out the crepes, they did look good. I will recommend, and I hope that server makes a bit more effort to walk up the steps for a personal approach to service.

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Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant152 Chadiwick Court, North Vancouver
Sushi To go.
Submitted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

I have ordered sushi a few times, and I can't help wonder how they make money, since the service is slow, repeat after me, slow.
The sushi is okay, I've had better, the family that works in there, is friendly, but I can watch paint dry faster, then have them prepare your sushi request.
This place is tiny, organized, reasonably clean, and stop here to order, when I'm too hungry to go inside the Lonsdale Quay.
Order ahead, this might prevent the waiting.

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XI XI Tea House1020 Howe Street, Vancouver
Did I disturb your party with your friends?
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 2:21am [Dine in]

I have seen this Tea house from the bus, and after I had my lunch, I decided to give it a try. This was my first mistake, due to the lack of interest in wanting to serve me, or explain how their tea menu worked.

The actual place doesn't have a real seating area, its more for take out. The menu is large with lots of variety, but when you trying something new, they lack the interest in explaining your choices. This could be the language barrier, catering to Japanese clients, or friends then to the public. The one girl hardly knew any english, giggled many times, as someone tried to explain in broken english.

I don't drink bubble tea, not sure if I want to, is it suppose to be super sweet and your fresh fruit is tasting similiar to tapicoa pudding? I have many reviews on bubble tea, so I'm not sure this was the right place to try something out of my comfort zone, and this place was expensive $5.25, and only accepts cash at the moment.
Its too bad, I like trying different tea's and this expensive treat wasn't very positive from all angles.

Will not go back or recommend, until I hear something different from the reviewers.

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Fumiyoshi Japanese Restaurant451 Howe Street, Vancouver
I like their bento boxes.
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 2:02am [Dine in]

I have seen this sushi place for awhile and decided to try it for lunch. I had one of their bento boxes with Chicken Teriyaki, 4 pieces that included Salmon & Tuna Nigiri, 6 pieces of california roll & fruit with salad. This included Miso soup for $11.50 before taxes.

The service was friendly, prompt, and I think it's family owned. I like how clean this place was, the menu was easy to follow and the food was fresh.

I was impressed with the entire menu, and decided it would be better to order the bento box, instead of ordering individual items. The deal was hugh, I had leftovers and got to take home my california roll & salmon nigiri.

I would definately be back, and check out other items on the menu. If you're in the area, I would recommend it.

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