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BurgerandbrewSurreySince July 28, 200832 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Yumumumum yum!
Submitted Friday, August 17, 2012 - 10:26am [Dine in]

We've been here quite a few times, the last for a family dinner after a marathon swim recently. When we got in we almost couldn't get a table (it was a Saturday) because most of the place was reserved and we had a group of 7. The place was basically empty though, and if I wasn't so hungry and hadn't driven from Surrey (and dragged the family out) I would have left. Yeah, I understand reso's probably make or break a restaurant like this but if it's empty and we can't get a table? You're doing too many resos. Anyway, luckily the manager fit us in, but gave us a time limit (2.5 hours, which was fine....)

The food was great, they brought us almost all of the dishes ordered (which is a rarity for ayce). Our waters and tea are refilled OFTEN, the dishes cleaned up often, and we hardly had to ASK for anything. Worth the drive for special occasions, dinner price is a little high for me being a student but the late night is much much much better!!!!

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Twisted Fork Bistro1147 Granville Street, Vancouver
So glad I finally tried this place!
Submitted Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 11:43am [Dine in]

My bf and I went there for mussels last night, after a year or more of me asking to go as I've never been (and central city, where I used to get mussels, stopped serving them). We almost walked by, if it wasn't for Google Shopper showing me the way we probably would have. There was a large group in front of us, but we still got a table after 10 minutes.
We were seated at a teeny tiny table obviously meant for appies and drinks nothing more, but we made the best of it. Having my back knocked into numerous times by people almost ruined my experience. Until the mussels came.
Omg the mussels. so so so so so so yummmzzzz. I'm not normally a fan of creamy sauce but couldn't get enough. We also shared the stinton salad which was very good as well, and each had a reasonably priced sleeve of stanley park amber ale.

3lbs of mussels, 2 beers, a salad and an exploding belly later our bill only came to $47! not bad at all! especially for the quality, in which we'd said we'd both pay full price for the mussels any day (maybe just have a snack beforehand or when our wallets were a little more stocked).

Oh and the servers didn't push their cleavage or their bums in my face like at most places downtown which was awesome.

Highly recommend this place, just try to avoid that table!!!!

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Glad I didn't pay
Submitted Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Went with a group in a situation I wasn't paying thankfully. Ordered a bison steak mid rare as recommended by the server. Although the service is absolutely fantastic, and the food was pretty good, until I'm old and am full off 200 calories worth of food I'll skip this place. Our portions were so tiny, and I even had a huge dessert after and was barely satiated. Definitely a pre-eating place, and I felt sort of out of place the entire time. Not because I was wearing sweat pants and couldn't afford it, but because I was wearing a dress and heels and other people were wearing very casual wear, while the servers were wearing stuff that looked like you would wear to bed or completely suited up. Had no idea how to dress!

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
Wonderful anniversary
Submitted Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

Although the night started shaky, with not being served or asked if we would like anything to drink for 15 minutes or so, but our seating right by the window to watch the sunset made up for it. The server we had was excellent when she did come around (which she apologized profusely for, apparently there was a scheduling mistake). We ordered the 3 course steak and crab deal, because we had a coupon for it (hey we're students, we use coupons for everything! We can wait a couple years). I ordered the ravioli which was told I could get with the coupon, after we were done our appies and some of our wine (which was a full 6 oz, unlike some other reviewers stated, it was in a big glass though). Switched to a rare steak and crab cakes, glad i did. The steak was ACTUALLY rare, the crab was fantastic even with a red wine, and although I usually eat pretty decent amounts I shoved one of the crab cakes and some mashed potatoes to the bf. He was so full he could barely move, which is a rarity. Our bill was only 60 with the coupons, but I wouldn't hate paying full price for it. The ambiance was fantastic, it looks fantastic in there and will for SURE be back soon! (My man and I are already making excuses to go back and try some appies)

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Sushi Oyama5152 Kingsway, Burnaby
A must for a la carte
Submitted Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 12:04am [Dine in]

Went here with a friend of mine, as it was a halfway point between our houses and I always thought it looked cute from the outside. I was daunted when I walked in because it was so romantic in there, and it was with a platonic friend. Oh well, looked at the prices but I was recovering from food poisoning so I didn't order anything too extravagant. My friend got all deluxe rolls and he thoroughly enjoyed them all, I don't even know how he ate so much! I had a crab dynamite roll and gyoza. Both were very delicious, and very reasonably priced. Service was as expected from an east asian restaurant, but extremely fast at the same time. I think they could really sell higher priced wines and martinis if they offered more of a list. Plus they had a line up as we were leaving on a Wednesday

I will definitely visit again soon when my appetite is back!

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Joey820 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Remade believer
Submitted Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 12:47am [Dine in]

I've gone to Joey's quite a few times the past couple of years and have been getting more and more disappointed every time. I was disappointed that my friend wanted his going away party there, so I pre-ate my own steak at the boyfriends, and we had dessert as well beforehand. We got there, had our first couple of drinks (which never disappointed me), and some of the people at our group ordered steak with fried mashed potatoes. Me and my man ordered a side order and OMGOSH were they ever tasty tasty tasty!!!!! I will head back to Joeys again soon soley for some artery clogging goodness that are the fried mashed potatoes. Our server handled us quite well, considering it was a group of 25+ going in and out and quite a few of us were heavy drinking. Oh, ya he was a guy, and a total babe too. Nice change, that's what I like about downtown, a great deal of servers are sexy men, but he was dressed nicely and quite professional, even though he seemed a little new. My last mojito though, I ordered after paying the bill the first time because we had a delayed leaving, was odd tasting. They didn't muddle the mint, so the flavour wasn't that infused and they used blueberry vodka instead of rum (like I said, last mojito I wasn't exactly looking at ingredients). Anyways, don't get that drink. I got it for free though because 20 people from my party busied up the bartender with shot demands which was great. It took forever, even according to the sober bf so.

Thanks for the good time Joey's, now I'll revisit other locations and pray that the rest of the visits will be par with this one:)

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Mango Thai1206 Davie Street, Vancouver
Fantastic!
Submitted Monday, June 6, 2011 - 11:44am [Dine in]

I'm not too familiar with Thai food, but I am familiar with delicious food, and MangoThai hits that spot. We went there because we were hanging out at the viewing lobby at the sheraton that day. It's a cute, small space but the decor totally fits. Plus when it's sunny and warm they open up the front (the window goes up and down like a garage), and it's great for people watching on Davie without getting smoke etc in your face.

The FOOD! omgosh HUGE portions, super cheap (I think everything was under 10 bucks, or around that), and if you are there on weekends theres this spring roll with prawn and crab that we were fighting over last time we went. I also really liked the coconut mango fried rice I think it was, and if you like spicy the papaya salad is fantastic. The deep fried banana is the best I've had in Vancouver by far.

It seemed busy for takeout while we were there, and I guess thats more so what its for but the staff were great with us dining in.
Pretty much can't wait for an excuse to go out there and have some more, would be great takeout for hanging out at Stanley Park or something.

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Moxie's Classic Grill10608 151A St, Surrey
Love the salads and drinks!!! Buuuut
Submitted Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

My dad, me and occasionally his fiance have been opting for moxies instead of guildford station pub (still my favourite, but summer is coming and pub food doesnt do well for the bottom!) as of late for our weekly dinners. I usually get a citrus salad of some kind, it has chicken, dates, and a honey fig dressing but i always substitute arugula for romaine, or a sandwich. Our meals are always fantastic, and i love the options they have there. My dads fiance ordered a beef vindaloo last time i believe and she ordered it with extra beef, it cost her 4 dollars and was a HUUUUGE portion! The drinks are always great, if a little too sweet (i order margaritas in short, only have filled glass so its more liquid then sluch), and the specials are good as well.

My ticker though, is that when there is a game on and its me and my dad we tend to sit in the lounge side to watch the game (and i also hate being around children while eating), and for a place that seems to have such a great female, or semi-fine dining menu (including the very female centred drinks), the servers sure look like strippers! i mean when i order a slippery nipple, i dont want some random servers nipple!

As much as i would love to come here more often, the service should cover up a little, your missing 1/2 of the population by showing off WAY too much. i don't feel comfortable working in a bar, and taking my dad to a place that might hint to how i dress at work (which i definately dont like to show my multiple bits at). or ends with a lecture of how no matter what, i will be exciled from the family if i get breast implants.

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Earls6339 200th Street, #600, Langley
They overcharged me
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:47pm [Dine in]

It was partly my fault for not looking and thinking about the price of the bill (I was a little overwhelmed by my one pint of beer, and nonstop talking friend) but we ordered a artichoke and spinach dip of some kind only because it was 50% after 9 tonight. It was mediocre but i figured oh well its under 10 bucks what do you expect, and I had a decent price on my watery "dark" ale so I wasnt complaining. If my math and the website is correct 3.99 for the pint (it was on sale), and 5.50 for the 1/2 price dip, then my bill should have been around 10.75 with tax, but was instead 16. too bad I didn't notice, but won't go back to another earls except to use my gift card.

Plus the food was NOT GOOD ive had better spinach dip at dirty run down pubs, it just tasted like fat and salt instead of real flavour.

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Cactus Club Cafe7907 120 St, Delta
I still don't get it!
Submitted Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:12am [Dine in]

I mean I get the consistency and stuff but why is this place popular? Me and a gf came her a few days ago after work out of desperation for grub. I havent been for years (literally, I can remember the last time I ate there), and was REALLY hoping I'd like my 20 dollar meal. Anyways, I don't eat red meat or pork anymore due to dietary problems, and nothing seemed interesting that didn't have it. I was starving so I settled on some duck sandwich without the pancetta, with fries because well I was hungry eff salad. I ordered a cool martini with pepper in it, it was good, but wouldn't want a second because it tasted way too weak to be 2 ounces (for 10 bucks at that) and it was just a pinch too lemony (and I eat lemons so that's saying something). Oh right, our server forgot our drinks at the bar for a good 5 minutes, my friend got a blended drink so I asked the bartender if I could grab it for our table (it was dead, it was definately ours). Server didn't mention it at all. She didn't seem too interested in conversation, and unlike alot of cactus clubs, kinda hurt my eyes (I'm not that shallow, but I do like to have a decent looking person serving me, guy or girl). She wasn't slutty dressed either which was surprising. Very strange. Anyways the food. Not bad, not stupendous, I've had alot better for alot less. Fries were gross, from a bag, could bake them better. Sandwich was decent, kinda fell apart. But like I said, wasn't impressed with the menu since I have dietary restrictions, and was way too hungry for a salad. Server didn't ask us if we wanted dessert, even though I was considering doing some to go.

CC, I want to like you I do. But for 30 bucks for a drink and a DECENT meal, and not even close to worth it service..... well you will always be hovering around desperate, like the other day. Will keep going to my random gems that aren't chains.

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Tora Sushi805 Boyd Street, #120K, New Westminster
13 bucks for less than cafeteria sushi?
Submitted Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 6:02pm [Take-out]

I used to volunteer in a cafeteria (we learned how to make food such as sushi, steaks, soups, and product prices) and the sushi I made there and didn't pay for was better than this. The rice was dry, the seaweed was drier, the avocado was brown and mush, the prawn tempura in the dynamite was EXTREMELY fishy tasting. While I was eating it I thought "it's places like this that turn people away from sushi forever". It was DISGUSTING and for 13 bucks at other places, especially new west you can get soooo much better (ki is decent just for example). If I hadn't left already i would have sent it back and refused to pay.

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Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar4755 Kingsway, #200, Burnaby
Unfortunately had a gift card and a day of shopping
Submitted Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 1:59am [Dine in]

Me and my bf came here because I got given a gift card for Sammy's and it's across from metro where we were doing a full day of shopping. Although we were greeted at the door nicely, the hostess looked messy (now I'm not advocating short skirts and cleavage all the time, but she looked... not put together) and barely smiled. We sat for a good 5 minutes in a DEAD DEAD DEAD restaurant and finally got our drink orders when we were almost ready to order food (coffee and water for me, and coke for him. We had too long of a day to start drinking at 11am). She scampered off right after dropping off the drinks and we waited....and waited....and waited.... ordered our drinks with a fairly disinterested server still in a DEAD restaurant (if it's busy I certainly permit off-timing, things happen). Get our grub after 25 minutes (caesar salad with chicken for him, pesto chicken sandwich with soup for me), and it is boring, bland, and my chicken sandwich was cold but i dont care at this point. 25 minutes for a cold sandwich, soup and a salad? seriously? The server hardly came by to refill our coffee, water and cokes (still dead). So when we got our almost 40 dollar bill (came to 40 bucks with a 10% tip) almost an hour after we walked it was rather disappointing that we could have made such better food at home. Hell even the sandwiches at the mall would have been a better choice!

Never coming back here for drinks, food or convenience thanks!

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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Too bad it's so far! best bison burger EVER!
Submitted Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

We come here before/after paintballing at the indoor place in Richmond, and I always get the Bison Burger since I no longer can eat beef or pork (causes stomach problems). I've had alot of bison burgers from alot of pubs and restaurants since I stopped eating beef a few years ago. This is by far the best bison burger in Vancouver, it is juicy, the patty isnt a thin charcoiled dry quarter pounder look alike. The portions are generous, the patty is at least 6oz's cooked, the bun isnt anything to get excited about nor are the toppings except the guiness infused cheddar. My suggestion is to improve the bun for this burger, since it is so juicey the bun was falling apart after a couple of bites, but that might be my excited grip. everyone elses food is always delicious as well, except the halibut sandwich which is dry. The random specials they have are a great treat (4 dollar pints on sundays? after 5 cheap wings? sheesh) and the view of the water is fantastic. Service is decent, but we usually get sat at a small table for me (a 5'9" girl), usually my tall brother, dad,sister in law, and my random guy friends. and usually they dont have ketchup ready for our fries and they are terrible at upselling, but they are nice, they dont mess up what we order and they arent ugly and scowly.

Highly reccomend dropping in.

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Buffet at River Rock, The8811 River Rd., Richmond
Halloween night-dinner and double feature
Submitted Monday, November 1, 2010 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

It was OK. Just OK. Nothing stood out as fantastic, the service was lacking (we ordered a bottle of wine and we didn't get a single glass poured for us) but they did clean the plates quite rapidly. But we were in the VIP room so not sure if that makes it better. My date, who eats alot more meat and alot less veges than I do, seemed happy with his turkey leg and red beef, and I was a little peeved with the lack of salad toppings and classic veges sides. Gotta say the dessert rack was amazing, except it would be cool if they had some sort of ice cream machine.

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Domino's Pizza15155 101 Ave, Surrey
Ew Ew Ew.
Submitted Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 9:04am [Delivery]

Well I only got delivery cause I was babysitting my nephew and they had a doorhanger coupon for dominos. I havent had dominos in YEARS so I thought trying it out wouldn't be too terrible. Turns out it was. The pizza took quite awhile (35-40 minutes on a WEDNESDAY), then the pizza guy came yada yada yada. Well our canadian pizza wasnt even sliced. Thats right our pizza wasn't even sliced. then, we discovered the added pineapple we wanted on the vege didnt have pineapple. the pizzas were lukewarm at best, and i microwaved mine because i like my pizza either next morning cold or burn my mouth hot. the sauce was plain, like ketchup, the dough just tasted like flour and the toppings definately left something to be desired. Even with a 2 for 1 coupon a medium pizza with delivery cost 20$. huh..... I could make better tasting pizza with a frozen pita and leftover scraps in my fridge thanks. Me and my dad actually fought over who should TAKE the leftovers. I lost so now it's sitting in my fridge.

Dominos is not worth the money. Go to panago, fresh slice or even the random cheap 2 for 1 places all over Surrey.

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Famous Warehouse, The989 Granville Street, Vancouver
Love that there is a place downtown like this!
Submitted Monday, September 6, 2010 - 10:59am [Dine in]

After dropping off my bike for the Vancouver triathlon yesterday, me and my hunk went out searching for new goggles for me, and got hungry on the way. We didn't want to spend much on food so I suggested either roxy burger, wings, or el furniture warehouse. We decided on el furniture warehouse, and glad we did. I got a turkey sandwich with no dressing (keep fat out before the triathlon) and the hunk got the works burger with fries. both 5 bucks, his looked better than mine, but I expected it to be dry and bland with no bacon and no sauce. I was still hungry after (the salad didnt look appetising) but still the best deal on granville. Our bill came to 20.38, with a diet coke for me and a honey lager for him. Will be visiting for the munchies. Plus the decor is awesome!

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Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Too bad for terrible service
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:19am [Dine in]

Food is good, reasonably priced and is varied enough to satisfy most continental dinners. Looks great on the inside, especially the different rooms, the view and the huge size of the place in general. Love love love the beer, and love how cheap the JT wine is for downtown.

The reason I ever hesitate to come here is the service. The service tends to be slow, with either too much "spunky attitude" personality or none at all. The last time we were there I was with a hunky man, and it started out fine. Good looking guy server, who could barely describe the seasonal beers, but still nice initially. When we finally got our pitcher of the wheat ale he didnt pour our pints for us, which is fine he had some other drinks on his tray so I totally get it. But then he didn't ask or bring us menus, so we had to ask the person at the front for one. We finally manged to get our server to notice we wanted something to munch on (Spicey bbq chicken pizza, no onions because i HATE onions). Well we got it after a decent amount of time, but it had onions. I asked the food runner if he knew abotu the no onions and he said no so it was a server fault. The server then blamed the kitchen (I work in the industry myself, it's not the kitchens fault 110% of the time) and we had to ask for cutlery napkins etc when it wasnt even busy. I decided just to pick off my onions cause I didn't want to risk it. Our beer ran dry and decided to switch to JT merlot, told the server who asked us repeatedly what kind.... a 1/2 litre of JT MERLOT!!! by then our friends came and he didnt talk to them for 15 minutes or so after arriving. He got their beers first, and forgot about our wine. When we mentioned it he started SWEARING! now I have a potty mouth myself but I would never swear infront of customers at a restaurant unless they swore first. Well our wine came and he was nice enough to fill it to the rim (dangerous with a red). But after a glass each we found the top of the wine bottle in it! (you know the part on top of the cork). He had a bad attitude about everything, was somewhat snobby and frankly not THAT good looking. He certainly was even snobbier when we gave him 10% on 75, which I had to convince the other people to give him instead of nothing (Don't like the idea of someone paying to serve us due to tip out, even if it was horrible).

I would totally come here more often if they bothered paying attention to service and correcting these problems. This was the worst of the times coming here, but haven't ever had great service here.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
I'm not a huge pasta fan but this place turned me!
Submitted Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 10:19am [Dine in]

I really am not a big pasta person, but when my date suggested we go there I decided to try it out. The menu was daunting for me (since I don't eat pasta, I don't know the difference between fussili or linguinie) so the date ordered for me. It was some spirally pasta, with a slightly spicey clearish sauce and a bunch of different meats, and we shared a caesar salad which is the only caesar salad I've ever had in a restaurant that I like. There was something real tasting about this pasta, less processed and just so fresh tasting!!!! The sauce was flavourful, the meat aplenty and so was the pasta. We didn't even finish our meal, and were completely stuffed (and both of us are big eaters).

The service was awesome, the girl fetching everyone was super nice and was even polite to the numerous pepole walking in past the line up and demanding a table. I hope her tip outs are good, because I could not handle the way people were acting toward her myself. It's not her fault it's a popular place, and their is a line up! Our server was awesome as well, she was super busy and was still taking the time to answer questions and even told me about the wine when i ordered just the house white (a little dry, but goes wonderfully with the pasta). Our plates were cleaned up promptly with smiles and wasn't intrusive.

The ambiance I'm giving a higher rating because I love how there are pictures of Anton's life, and the cheesy neon lights totally fit with the style of the place.

Well worth the wait, even for a non-pasta lover

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Guildford Sushi House10330 152nd Street, #40, Surrey
Great for takeout, like everyone said
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

Me and some gfs ended up here getting takeout tonight and I spent 17.50 on sushi, kinda mad at myself at first for spending that much. I got Salmon sashimi, cali, dyna, and alaska rolls so nothing out of the ordinary. I opened my take out boxes (yes plural) and the portions were HUGE!!!! I can eat alot (I have been cut off from ayce sushi and ribs) and I only finished half. Allthough the rolls are too big (how big are the chefs mouths?!), the salmon not the freshest, it is definately a good deal. Next time I'll get a platter with one of my guy friends to tackle (some really good $22 lookin ones). Wouldnt eat in though, the service seemed snotty, and the insides shabby. Didn`t seem to have beer or wine either, and I really enjoy a dry white wine with my sushi so its a must for eat in.

*****Most of all, if you like sashimi but hate the high prices or stupid portions it takes to get just salmon or another kind, go here!!! Perfect size of sashimi for 5.50, could get that and a small roll and be more than full)

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Merlin's Lounge4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Come here everytime I come to Whistler (often)
Submitted Monday, July 12, 2010 - 9:58am [Dine in]

Best place in Whistler for cheap, pub food that you can relax with after a long day of hiking/biking/snowboarding/atving/ etc etc etc.

I've been coming to Whistler for years, and the nachoes here are the best around, and theyre beer and drink prices are amazingly low for Whistler. I even ended up there with 2 girlfriends after we got screwed by clubzones "club crawl" halloween 2009 and we had a blast. 4 dollar shots? 6 dolalr double vodka sodas?!!!!

Theres a reason alot of locals go here, because its not trendy, doesnt want to be, its there for a good time. Plus the huge patio is awesomee and great for watching people go by, even though the area isnt as busy as the lower village.

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