Login or Register
Do a search below using the city or postal code search box if your city is not listed above.

chasiubowNorth VanSince January 18, 2006675 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 20 of 675 Reviews Found
Tipper Restaurant & Review Room, The2066 Kingsway, Vancouver
great local joint
Submitted Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 3:06pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were looking for chow outside the 2010 party zone and we decided to give this place a try. The whole area looked like a ghost town, and there were few customers in any of the local restaurants. TR&RR was nice and clean inside including the w/c. The manager and the cook were extremely friendly and both made menu suggestions and did quality checks. We had buffalo chili and a burger and fries for me, and clam chowder with a chicken wrap for my beloved dining companion. All the food was fresh and tasty and a lot better than we expected from this humble diner. As for value, the price was right too. The ambiance was okay, but nothing special.

Overall, quite good. We are already planning a return visit.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Bruce’s Country Market23963 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge
Road Food
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:58pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were in the Chasiucruiser and we were hungry. Since there was nothing else nearby we decided to give Bruce's a try. The restaurant is attached to a market and bakery and nothing was very clean. The w/c was okay though. There was a big selection of foods, with everything from sandwiches to chicken. I had a spinach calzone which as okay, but poor Mrs. Chasiubow had some dessicated chicken with stale fries. Echhh! We also shared some lukewarm tea. The eating area was filthy, and could have used some cleaning. Service was quick and the price was not to high, so no issues there. Overall though, it was a regrettable experience we won't repeat.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Silver Tower Cafe Restaurant8500 Alexandra Road, #100, Richmond
Good HK Food
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were out with our usual dinner gang to have some real HK food. ST delivered. The restaurant was sort of plain inside, but it was nice and clean, including the w/c. Service was good, and there were two quality checks. We had a variety of combos, including chicken and beef with rice, veggies and a nice pepper gravy for me, and chicken, ox tongue, rice and veggies with garlic gravy for my beloved dining companion. Both meals came with tasty borscht and iced coffee. Our co-diners had similar combos, all for less than 10 bucks each. The meals were delicious and nicely presented.

An awesome meal deal.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Crispy Poulet950 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
Chicken & Pizza HQ
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were looking for chow and we saw this place. We scampered in and checked it out. The place was simply decorated and it could have been a bit cleaner. Service was good, although this is mainly a takeout place. The friendly manager told us his family also owned the local Fresh Slice location, so the pizza is probably about the same as at that place. We stuck to chicken, with side orders of wedge fries and onion rings. The chicken was quite good and the fries and rings were gigantic portions. As for value, it was cheap for the quality and the portion sizes. Overall a good choice for chicken. I will be back to try the pizza soon.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Rivers Reach Pub320 6th St., New Westminster
Silly Rules
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

Our usual dinner gang plus special guests dropped by RR for some pub food action and a bit of hockey on the big TV. The pub was nice inside and the w/c was clean. Service slow. It took a long time for our food and drinks to arrive. Pizza was on special, so I had a Hawaiian, and a couple of others in the group had custom topping pies. The rest had prime rib, which was also on sale. We accompanied our meals with lots of beer.

The food was good, but I was annoyed that I could not get a takeaway container for my excess pizza. They have a rule against taking leftovers home on cheap pizza nights, probably to discourage takeout. That was really stupid. As for price, it was not cheap but not crazy expensive either. A mixed experience for me, so I am not sure if I will return.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Empanada Hut5300 No.3 Road, Richmond
Spanish Donuts?
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 3:54pm [Dine in]

I was in the mall and feeling hungry when I stumbled on this joint. The place is in the food court so ambience was just okay. Service was good, and the guy at the counter seemed friendly. I have heard of empanadas but never tried one before. They are like a meat turnover and wow are they tasty. There were a few varieties, but I had a tasty beef empanada. It was cheap and a good size for me. I checked out Wikipedia and empanadas are eaten in just about every Spanish speaking country, so with a good portion of the world powering down these tasty treats, I should have tried one sooner.

I will be back for more soon.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Jubilant Restaurant4200 No. 3 Road, Unit 190, Richmond
Not So Jubilant
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 3:44pm [Dine in]

The dinner gang was looking for some old-school Chinese action, and one of the group suggested this place. The restaurant was old and worn out inside, and it could have been cleaner. Service was okay, but very slow. We had a variety of dishes, but nothing really stood out, except the snake soup, which was bitter and awful, and the ma po tofu, which was tasty and spicy. As for value, it was decent for the quality of food.

We won’t be back.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Well Tea4811 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 170, Richmond
not really worth it
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

I was with some friends and craving a bit of BBT and one of the group suggested WT. The place was modern looking but a bit dirty inside, and the w/c was nasty. They have a system that lets you summon the staff at the push of a button. I tried it and the server didn’t look exactly thrilled. Being exploited isn’t fun. Service was okay, and our drinks arrived quickly.

They had a decent menu, but it was a little bit expensive. I had a pineapple coconut milk tea. My beloved dining companion had a tea with wheat germ. The rest of the crew had an assortment of teas. All were okay, but nothing to write to Taipei about. If I was hungrier I might have tried one of the individual hot pots, but lots of tea places do those now.

Overall it wasn't a horrible experience, but I won’t be hurrying back.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Tea Team Bubble Tea4909 Kingsway, Burnaby
Nice BBT Place
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

I was in the Burnabi desert and craving a BBT when I spotted this place. There used to be a half-decent Chinese restaurant at this location for about the last million years, and I was surprised they had closed. The new place had an extreme makeover with interesting sci-fi decor including coloured octagon windows and shiny booths. I checked out the w/c and was amazed to find it was new and clean. The restaurant does BBT and snacks, and the menu was comprehensive and moderately priced. I ordered a pineapple and coconut milk tea and it tasted good, with lots of fruit flavour. Service was okay, and the staff was friendly. With so many BBT choices in the area, they will have to be at the top of their game to survive.

A good choice to get your tea on.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Boston Pizza88 Chesterfield Ave, North Vancouver
Nice New Place
Submitted Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 2:43pm [Dine in]

The usual dinner gang members were all craving different things, so we decided to hit BP for a bite. The restaurant was nicely decorated inside and was typical of its type: lots of exposed wood and fake stone, booths galore, humongous TV’s, etc. Everything was clean and new looking including the w/c.

Service was great throughout the meal, and there were lots of quality checks. The menu had plenty of choices, and most of the crew ordered combos from the 10 dollar value menu including pasta, chicken, and similar food. I decided to have a burger and yam fries which cost a bit more but tasted great. We also had beers and some martinis, since they were on special. Everyone was happy with the experience, and the price was right.

We will be back soon.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Green House11997 224th St, Maple Ridge
good and cheap
Submitted Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 10:36am [Dine in]

I had a breakfast meeting and I picked this place based on the strong reviews here. The restaurant was nicely appointed and clean, and the service was very good. They had a decent breakfast menu, and the prices were quite low, which is always a bonus. I had a tasty Denver sandwich and a cup of organic coffee for under ten bucks before tip. Not bad at all.

Recommended.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Pantry Restaurant, The425 6th Street, New Westminster
Okay for what it is
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

A bunch of us decided to go for a holiday breakfast, and the P-zone was close for members of the gang without cars. The restaurant was clean inside and service was brisk. One downside was that our 2 for 1 coupons we had were not being honored. That was disappointing. We had a variety of brekky foods and burgers and all were okay. We also availed ourselves of some bottomless fries, which I am pleased to say did not involve pant removal. As for value, it would have been cheaper with the coupons, but it still was not expensive.

Okay for what it was.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Okay Dim Sum
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were with some guests and we decided to try this place because it was central for the group. The restaurant is a typical dim sum and banquet place and it looked okay, except for the horrible w/c. Service was good throughout the meal, and as a previous reviewer remarked, the prices were a bit high for the 'hood. We had the usual suspects, although there was a bean curd dish and one with beef brisket in a brown sauce that I hadn't had in Canada before. That was nice change. Other than that we had siu mai, har gow, chasiubow, spicy deep fried squid, fish congee, and eggplant stuffed with shrimp paste. All were just fine. You could do worse than this place.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Vivacity Restaurant8351 Alexandra Road, #110, Richmond
Standard Issue Banquet Joint
Submitted Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:33am [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were with the ancient ones for winter solstice dinner, and the higher ranking family members chose VC. The name was just stupid, but everything else was typical Chinese banquet restaurant. The place looked okay inside and it was a little nicer than most of its kind. The w/c was actually almost clean. Service was good throughout the meal, and the management comped us some desserts (cookies, gelatine shaped like fish, and some sweet almond soup). We had green beans with pork, the signature chicken dish that this place does, squab, sweet and sour pork, Chinese doughnuts with sweet condensed milk, some forgettable vegetable dishes, and rice. And some soup. All were okay, but nothing made me stand on my chair and shout “ho mei”. As for price, uncle was buying, but he said it was a good deal.

Okay for a typical meal with the venerable ones...

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Po King Seafood Restaurant5665 Kingsway, #150, Burnaby
tight squeeze, decent dim sum
Submitted Tuesday, December 22, 2009 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Our usual dining gang plus special guests A&E were craving dim sum, and PK filled the bill. They do it old school there, and there were lots of carts with tasty treats on board. I saw the screaming hostess doing her thing, but that is SOP for a real Chinese dim sum place. The restaurant was cramped and dirty (especially the w/c), but well-lit, and service was very good. There were lots of choices and we had all the usual suspects: siu mai, har gow, chasiubow, fung zhou, tripes, shrimps wrapped in noodle, beef balls, etc. We also had sweet tofu dessert, and baked tapioca pudding. All were good, and the price was right. They also did not charge us for tea, which was nice. If you can stand the claustrophobic seating and the noise, you can get decent dim sum here.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Italia Bakery2828 East Hastings Street, #104, Vancouver
gustoso
Submitted Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were shopping for panettone to give away at Xmas and cannoli for ourselves. We spotted Italia Bakery and decided to give them a try. The bakery was nice looking inside, but a bit cramped. Service was brisk to the point of impatience, and the counter staff were not friendly. I will say they were brutally efficient. We got a few pannetone, some cannoli and vanilla squares. Not expensive, but not free either. We sampled some of the baked goods as soon as we got home and they were all very tasty. In Toronto there are lots of great Italian bakeries, but there are only a few on this side of the country. Italia was a great find and we will be back for more soon, despite the attitude.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
French Quarter Pub925 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Back for More
Submitted Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 12:11pm [Dine in]

A group of us needed a place to go to buy a birthday dinner and some suds for a young diner who was turning 19. FQ was convenient, so we decided to give it another try. The place still looked crappy inside, but it was clean enough. Service was friendly and fast, even though the place was full. The menu had the usual pub fare and we got Thai sauce wings for starters and FQ burgers all round (the FQ burger is a bacon cheeseburger). The food was pretty good for pub grub, and not too expensive. Maybe the owners read some of the reviews that criticised the food? As for the drinks, we had a couple of pitchers, which were a way overpriced for the neighbourhood and location. We were far from the trendy downtown watering holes, and did not expect to pay downtown prices for beer. As for the birthday boy, he was able to have a reasonably quiet and satisfying meal and he seemed to enjoy his introduction to legal drinking...

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
La Spaghetteria232 Sixth Street, New Westminster
la mediocrità
Submitted Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Our usual dinner gang plus special guests A&E were looking for a place to get fed and we decided to give LS a try. The ambiance was cozy in an odd way, but the decor can only be described as crappy with no thought at all to how it looked. There was also a lot of smoke coming from the kitchen/patio area that soaked our clothes and made some of us cough. Still it was clean, including the w/c's. Service was okay, but the server seemed to be in a bit of a hurry. The menu in the restaurant was slightly different than the web page version, and they had some daily specials. I ordered a veal parmigiana, and most of the rest of our party had one of the specials, salmon steak and linguine pasta with special sauce, or seafood and pasta shells in a creme sauce. All the food was mediocre at best, although the specials were a good sized portion. My veal dish was rather tiny, especially the few grams of pasta and the slightly burnt tomato basil sauce I got. One thing I noticed was that the pasta was overcooked and mushy. That was unpleasant. I mean, shouldn't a pasta restaurant do decent pasta? Also, they had bread at the beginning of the meal, but no refills were permitted. That seemed awfully cheap. As for value, it wasn't too expensive, but they didn't give much quality for the price.

I don't expect to return.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
White Spot20855 Lougheed Highway, Maple Ridge
disappointment
Submitted Friday, December 4, 2009 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

I was at a business breakfast at WS and I have to say it was not the best ever dining experience. Service was awful, and at one point I actually had to go to the back to hunt for the server. Despite the fact that the place was nearly empty, the kitchen was slow too. I had eggs benny, which featured dry overcooked hash browns and a tasteless sauce over undercooked eggs on stale English muffin halves. Even ketchup couldn’t save it. The coffee was similarly dismal, and in the morning you need a decent cuppa joe. The price was similar to other breakfast places in the area, and I will say the place was clean. That said, the poor food and service convinced me to stay away next time I am looking for a meal.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Monarch Bakery1823 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
temptation
Submitted Friday, December 4, 2009 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

Despite my pre-Christmas diet I had an unbearable craving for treats, and since I was on Lonsdale it was inevitable that I would smell a bakery. There, like a beacon of baked goods, stood the Monarch Bakery. Since I do not try to fight fate, I decided to head in and get something tasty. The place is very old-school inside, and it is making a brave attempt at being a Euro-bakery. They have a vast selection of tempting items. Service was friendly and fast, so no complaints there. My hungry eyes were immediately drawn to a tray of fresh jelly doughnuts, and I ordered one. At only 83 cents, sin came cheap, and I scampered home and brazenly ate my big clump of calories in front of a startled Mrs. C. It was a delicious experience. As soon as I am back to my regular uncontrolled eating, I will be back for more.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance