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bumblebee7VancouverSince March 17, 200832 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)

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Chilli House Thai Bistro1018 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
yummm .. great Thai Food
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

I'm guessing this is more Thai fusion but whatever you want to call it, the food was great. I went here twice in one month just because my first visit was so memorable. Plus it helps that they have 2 coupons for this place in the entertainment book.

I used 3 coupons with 6 people, and 9 dishes for a total including tax an tips for $130.00 - not that we didn't have any drinks - just water. No dessert either as we were so full from all that food.

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Caffe Barney2528 Main St, Vancouver
maybe I just ordered the wrong dish...
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 3:34pm [Dine in]

I wasn't very impressed with this place on my one and only visit.

The menu was a bit limited but I had the Thai Chicken on Noodles. Perhaps it's the wrong choice but the noodles where almost drowning in sauce. It was more like a soup than stir fry. The sauce itself tasted funny. Though it was supposed to be a yellow curry base, it had a slight curry taste along with a sweet and sour mix. Almost like having noodles in a Thai Hot and Sour Soup like Tom Yum Gai. It was topped up with a good amount of veggies (peppers, broccoli and cauliflower) but the chicken seemed overcooked and dry.

We did have the baked garlic brie to start and that was very delicious.

Again, perhaps the dish was make right but just not suitable for my taste. Either way, with the plethora of restaurant available on main street, I won't be returning just because there wasn't anything to make me go back.

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Argo Cafe1836 Ontario Street, Vancouver
the guys on the corner
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

Just wanted to mention about the guys that are standing around the block so that no one is confused. These are not homeless guys or pan handlers. They are day labourers and are there every morning, waiting for work. I work around the area and walk by Argo's all the time and have never been bothered by any of them. They're just there to make a living.

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Kent's Kitchen232 Keefer Street, Vancouver
cheap chinese food....
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

... cheap meals - rice and 2 items for $4.50 and they pile on the food.. (though I do notice that they're not filling it up as much as they used to) One order usually last me 2 to 3 days. Or Chow Mein or Fried Rice on it's own is about $5.00 and the container. This is a Chinese greasy spoon... "literally" as items tend to be on the greasy side. You order from a counter, much like in a food court in a mall.

There's no actual line up and people cut in front of you all the time. The servers don't seem to care who was first, neither do the patrons. So have your money in hand and make sure your presence is known when you want to order. Also helps to know what you want before you order as the serving staff are short on patience. They always asks you want you want, and if you point to something and ask what it is, chances are, they'll be telling you what it is and scooping it into your take out container/dish before you even have time to decide if that's what you want. So spend a few minutes to walk back and forth to check out the different selections.

Some items cost more, ie. seafood items are usually $1.00 more. Having noodles or fried rice instead of steamed rice also cost more. Their beef with peppers dish and soft tofu dish also cost $1.00

I would not recommend eating there as the tables are always dirty and it's first come first served. Plus you have to share tables.

This is not a "clean" looking place, so I'm sure somewhere along the line they've had rodent infestations. So as long as you know you're coming for budget food.

That being said, I've ordered here many times and haven't been sick (knock on wood).

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Pad Thai Cuisine132 E. Broadway, Vancouver
cheap lunch eats... bad service
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 3:02pm [Dine in]

I've had better Thai food but it's a great value for lunch with 18 lunch special at $5.95 each.
With the exception of the three Soup dishes, each specials include steamed rice and spring roll.
The restaurant itself is very small. There seems to be only one main serving staff and the occasional person that comes out from the kitchen to deliver food.

Lunch portion sizes tend to be bigger when you eat in than take out.

The Pad Thai was decent and the portion was very good for the price.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
nice view.. a bit expensive
Submitted Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:53am [Dine in]

Great view of downtown Vancouver ... if you've been to Grouse Mtn. and Seasons, you get a great view, but this one I think tops it... you see both downtown with the waters and the coastal mountains. Though the view is not as close, you see so much more. The surrounding park area is lovely as well.

The menu is a bit expensive, which I guess given the view you get it's to be expected. But I found the food to be okay to good. Not exceptional by any means. Fish entrees were $27/28 for Salmon, $32.00 for Arctic Char, chicken for $27.00 and beef entrees were $34.00. The entertainment coupon provides a $22.00 savings for 2009 however not nearly enough to cover the entree. The only entrees around $19/20 was a pasta dish.

They allowed 2 hours for each seating on the weekends, with the first seating at 5:00 then 7:15. We were told when we made the reservation that we had to be out by 7:00 - the food was slow, so by the time we got our starter it was already 6:00 (we had a 5:00 pm reservation) - and entrees came out 6:40, so were told if we wanted dessert would have to move to another table, which I thought was an inconvenience to us, considering their kitchen was slow getting the food out when we ordered around 5:30.

If you do plan to go, take a visit to Costco ahead of time. They often sell $100 gift certificates for $80.00 - providing another 20% off, which you can use with your entertainment coupon. The cash gift certificates can also be used at Aqua Riva and Salmon House on the Hill.

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Asian 545212 Kingsway, Burnaby
clean and good value
Submitted Monday, October 27, 2008 - 11:40am [Dine in]

Located on Kingsway at the corner or Royal Oak, I stumbled upon this place on my search for Pho. I've been to a few of the other Vietnamese restaurants in the area and having been turned off by the other ones due to cleanliness came up on this place. It's small, sit about 20 or so people. Only one person works in the front and probably 2 in the kitchen, but it's bright and looks clean. They have a limited amount of Pho options but it's decent. I usually go for their specials - which they have 3 options. All three around around $7.50.00 - the one I get comes with rice or vermicelli, grilled pork and grilled prawn skewer, spring rolls and deep fried wontons.

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Golden Oscar Cafe & Restaurant3868 Rupert Street, Vancouver
Solid good eats!
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

I go to Oscar when I just don't know what to eat! I usually avoid lunch time and dinner and come after 2:30 or 9:30 PM, when they have their mini-meal specials. Items range $6.00 and up and come with a beverage. These are smaller than the size they normall serve at lunch and dinner - which gives me the excuse to order more to share! Nevertheless, one order is plenty for one person.

hmm... I have noticed that the portions for dinner are smaller than usual since they've switched to fancier plates... who knows.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant4920 No. 3 Road, #102, Richmond
in comment to the below
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 3:12pm [Dine in]

Just a comment with the previous reveiw.... being Chinese and having eated at pretty much all the Chinese restaurants in the lower mainland, Sun Sui Wah is good but not the top of the line. Keep in mind that when you go to a chinese restaurant, the ambience and service is minimal. It's loud (regardless of how busy it is) and bright (don't expect a candlelight dinner) and you either get your dishes all at the same time or late. Secondly Chinese restaurants have fly by night chefs... here one minute, gone the next, so the food consistancy is not the same throughout. Even Kirin with all it's rave reviews have questionalbe dishes. Just want to make sure people don't go in with high expectations. And take advices that you hear and reviews with a grain of salt. Not everyone's tastes are alike. ... and lastly never order sweet and sour chicken at a chinese restauant!!!

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Love this place!
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 1:25am [Dine in]

I've been to Seasons more times that I can think of.. and I keep returning. I bring clients and friends here all the time. It's quality and service level is always consistently outstanding, not to mention the beautiful views. My favorites are the Seasons Mushrooms (a bit heavy to eat on your own though), Ginger Carrot Soup, Black Cod (they make it with a miso soy on their menu but I've had this with a mango sauce before - but either way, it was so delicious), Rack of Lamb and for dessert their Sunburnt Lemon Tart. The only negative thing that I can say is that they aren't in a "hurry"... which means you can sit and enjoy the dining experience but if you're like me and you like to eat and go most of the time, the pace is a bit slow. But I suppose with good company it would be ideal.

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Solid good eats! stop complaining!!!!
Submitted Monday, March 17, 2008 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

Hons is Chinese greasy spoon .. people don't go there for the service or the ambience... this is the place for quick and basic Chinese cuisine. I've had great meals at Hons.. and yes I've also had food that was so so, but not because it didn't taste good, just that I didn't like it. So it depends on what you eat. Not all chinese restaurants are alike so don't compare to others as there are many ways to make chow mein etc. etc. As for the comments about the grease. Well.. contrary to popular belief Chinese cooking (in restaurants) use alot of oil and cooking over high heat. If you can't deal with cholesteral, then stay off Chinese Food! My favorites - chicken pot stickers, wonton with lai fun and beef brisket, hot chilli pork lo mein.

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Asa Sushi7608 Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby
Love this place for Sushi
Submitted Monday, March 17, 2008 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

A little hole in the wall place run by a Japanese couple. Great for take outs! The "restaurant" only sits about a dozen people or so. Items are well priced, fresh and delicious. My first visit, I ordered the BC Salmon Roll and was a bit sceptical when they put a sauce on it. But since then I was hooked! I love their roll that has tamago and ungai in one, topped with the same sauce and what taste like fried onion flakes. Whatever it is, it was so delicious. I visit at least once a week! They don't have much else, is if you're looking for terriyaki or gyozas etc. this isn't the place for you, but if you're looking for good quality, then make sure you give it a try.

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