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cablemonkeyVictoriaSince April 26, 20105 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.4)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Little Tokyo1505 Admirals Road, #111, Victoria
Quite possibly the worst sushi I have ever had
Submitted Saturday, December 10, 2011 - 11:09pm [Take-out]

My wife and I just moved into this neighborhood and decided to give this place a try. What a mistake that turned out to be. Here's what happened.

We called in a pick up order at dinner time, and this is where the fun began.

They'd never heard of agedashi tofu or gomae. They didn't know what a bento box or bento combo was. This should have been enough warning for us to say no thanks and do something else, but we persisted. We ordered a cali roll, a spicy scallop roll, chicken teriaki, veggie tempura, and a seaweed salad.

After we got home, we realized they'd failed to put the salad in the bag. The tempura was burnt. The teriaki was chicken and mushrooms in a thick sweet sauce over sticky white rice. The california roll was tiny and mis-shapen. The rice on the rolls was not good. The scallop roll was disgusting and fishy, to the point where we couldn't eat it.

Even if the food had been good, the price would have been a bit on the high side, although I do find that most prices on the island are a bit higher than the lower mainland.

Not going back.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Gone *way* down hill from the good old days.
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:00pm [Take-out]

Our usual Chinese place is closed on Tuesdays, so we decided to give the new owners of this Hon's one last chance, and true to form they totally disappointed.

The food was barely edible. I mean, it was not good. The chicken balls were mystery meat specials. I think they were pork. My wife thought maybe old chicken tidbits, pressed scraps or something. The batter was better than the meat. The sauce for them was thin, vinegary, and had a nasty oily sheen.

The spring rolls were mostly wrapper, and were freezer burned. Unreal! The potstickers were wafer thin and almost transparent. A far cry from the plump dumplings that used to be served.

Shrimp fried rice was acceptable and that's the kindest thing I can say about it. It tasted like white rice with chicken oxo cube broth and frozen vegetables stirred in. The shrimps were small and sparse. It was like a little treasure hunt game to find the seafood.

The only thing that was remotely tasty was the curried beef brisket.

Service gets a three because it was ready very quickly and they were pleasant on the phone. Saw the reason for the quick service when we rolled in to pick up; the place was almost empty. At 6pm there were only three or four tables of people. This restaurant used to be packed with a line out the door every night at this time.

Don't think we'll be going back.

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Chong Lum Hin Seafood Restaurant7604 6th Street, Burnaby
Good food, excellent prices, and very friendly staff
Submitted Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 9:07pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is very close to my house so we end up there for weekend brunch quite often. It is a fairly typical chinese restaurant with several large tables for groups. This is the kind of place with plastic, not linen on the tables. Live fish tanks along the back wall let you watch crabs duke it out while they await their eventual doom.

Don't let that turn you off though. The owners are very friendly and work hard to make sure you're having a good time. They're very family-friendly and I see kids in there all the time.

You have to order off the menu which is fine for us. If you want the full HK experience complete with carts and shrieking hostesses Po King is there for you.

The food is good. You have to watch out for MSG though if you don't like it, or are sensitive like my sister. They're pretty good about pointing out which dishes have it in it already, and will leave it out of anything else on request.

Chong Lum Hin offers a more laid back experience at a very good price. They also have great extended hours for takeout and delivery. Coupled with the really good food, the price and friendly service make this place a solid 4 for me.

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Royal Tandoori Indian Restaurant83 6th St, New Westminster
Takeout or delivery is the key here. Excellent but expensive Indian food.
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 4:42pm [Dine in]

My wife was told about this "Hidden Gem" of New Westminster so we decided to give it a try. You can find their menu online as well as some words about the owner. The high prices surprised me a little. This place is much more expensive than Baba Sweets up on 6th, and there is no discount for pick-up. The coupons on the website expired a long time ago as well, so no incentive to go in there either.

When the delivery arrived (45-50 mins, as indicated on the phone), we quickly realized why it was more expensive. The food was really good. Everything looked and tasted really fresh and delicious. The paneer was a little saltier than I like, but overall it was still quite good.

The website indicates that they will customize anything and to ask them if you want a dish made in a particular manner. We stuck with the standard menu options and were not disappointed. They do have a more affordable combo for two that we may try another time, as well as some combo plates for one.

We will definitely be purchasing again from this place. The higher price was more than made up for by the excellent food.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes514 8th Avenue, New Westminster
Expensive, crowded, and cramped, but usually pretty good service.
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

This IHOP is old and small. The booths are tiny and it gets really full really fast on the weekends. Don't go with a large group as the biggest table they have seats 6 small people.

The only things that keep me coming back are that it's walking distance from my house, and the servers are really on the ball. Water and coffee are kept full and I never have to ask for more cream no matter how crazy it gets.

The portions are very small for what you pay here, and there's no room for modifications. I can't eat the nitrites in the meats and they're very reluctant to let me sub anything else.

Breakfast and coffee will cost you more than $10 here. Add another $3 if you want OJ.

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