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 301 - 320 of 675 Reviews Found
Fatburger serving Ricky's Famous Breakfast1995 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
why?
Submitted Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

I went with Mrs. C to get some food here and I have to say it was not the best. I like Ricky's, don't get me wrong. Fatburger is another story. We arrived and the place looked okay. I liked the diner retro look. The place was clean so that was good, too. Then things went wrong.

Our server came up and asked for our order as she gave us the menus. Sorry I don't speed read. I also noted that they only serve Ricky's items during limited hours. Okay, a burger then. Then when we had made choices the server seemed to disappear. Finally she returned to our dimension and we ordered. We both had the fat combo. I had rings with mine and Mrs. C upgraded to a milkshake.

The food was not the greatest. The burger was small and tasted kind of weird. I can not identify the flavour. The fries were good though, as was the shake. The onion rings were tough (how do they even do that?), and not good. When I tried to get a refill on my bottomless beverage, I once again experienced the incredible vanishing server trick. Arghhhh!

I think I will go to a real Ricky's next time.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Joey's Seafood Restaurant1724 152 Street, White Rock
just okay
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

I tried this place based on my previous experience in Courtenay (yes they did have one there once). The ambiance is about the same, with the incomprehensible nautical semi-theme. The staff was not what you would call enthusiastic, but I understand. The F&C (of which there are many permutations) was only average, and as a previous reviewer said, not top quality. As for cleanliness, I would say about a 5 out of 10. I never tried the AYCE but I probably wouldn't want to eat that much of the painfully average fare here.

I am not planning a return visit.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Tugboat Annie's Pub6911 Graybar Road, Richmond
really good pub grub
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I went with some friends to the pub to enjoy a little waterfront exposure and have some dinner and drinks. It was a very positive experience. The restaurant level of the pub was not crowded for a Saturday around dinner time. We started with the crab and cream cheese appy which was quite good, and some onion rings which were also tasty. For mains, I had a California club with a Caesar, and everyone else in the group had the $10.95 steak and prawns with various potato options. The food was quite cheap for pub food and the quality was above average. Portion sizes were generous. The server was efficient and friendly, so no complaints there.

We also had a selection of drinks. Pints were on special and quite reasonable. Others in the group had soft drinks which were fine, too. The whole place was clean and modern, and everything including the w/c was tidy. That is unusual in a pub...

The best part was the view from the patio. It was a tranquil scene overlooking the water. Except for the odd cigar smoker, the experience was great. I am already planning a return visit before summer slips away.

Recommended.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
dirty, but good eats
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 1:15am [Dine in]

I go to this Hon's location whenever I am hungry in New West. I must say that overall the service is usually efficient but only that. As for the food, they serve up the same dishes as other Hon's. Ambiance is not terrific. This is easily the worst Hon's on that score. It is also the dirtiest of the lot. Last time I was there (3 of weeks ago) I had 6 pork potstickers and a bowl of beef brisket with noodles in soup. It was tasty as always.

Let's face it, you don't go to this kind of place for haut cuisine. I'll be back for more. I like to live on the edge :)

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Daimasu4680 Kingsway, #106, Burnaby
not the best
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 12:01am [Dine in]

I was going to murdertown mall to do some shopping with Mrs. C, and we decided to eat at Daimasu after our mall walk. We got there just in time for the late night menu. The place is a bit run down and dirty, but we were enticed by the prices. I had a selection of the cheap sushi, and my beloved co-diner had a yaki combo. After we got our tea it was a long wait to see the server again. My sushi arrived after a few minutes, but Mrs. C waited another 15 minutes for her combo. After the combo arrived, it was the last time we saw any staff at our table. No quality check, no refills of tea, nothing.

My sushi was okay, and I thought the eel nigiri and the spicy beef roll were worth trying. The yaki combo had some tempura, soba noodles, and sashimi and all were okay. The only issue was the chicken on a stick which tasted and smelled like it was spoiled.

I think if I had a 'do over' I would go to the Sushi Garden across the street.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Kam's Place1043 Davie Street, Vancouver
nervous laughter
Submitted Friday, July 11, 2008 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I went to Kam's to find out what all the buzz was about. It was not the best meal ever. We arrived at the place and some guy who seemed to be in charge (I assume it was Kam) told us "Five minutes, okay?". Then he laughed nervously. It was an inauspicious start to the meal. 20 minutes later we were still waiting. Okay I thought, it's busy. During the wait several other potential diners also got the 5-minute speech. While I was sitting around I had time to notice that the place was a bit shabby and needed a cleaning.

Finally we sat down, and ordered a lettuce wrap and a pork curry with steamed rice. I also tried the coconut lichee drink. I kept hearing Kam's maniacal cackling during the meal. This was very unsettling. The food itself was a mixed bag. the coconut drink was nice, and lettuce wrap was okay too, but the curry was a tasteless and watery train wreck. We didn't finish it.

Was it a good meal? Not really. With so many choices I won't be back. Maybe Kam knows how awful it is and that explains his nervousness...

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Little Bubble Tea House2800 E 1st Ave, Unit #104, Vancouver
bubble tea bargoon
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

I was heading into T&T for some competitive shopping and I saw this place near where I parked. Suddenly I was filled with BBT cravings. I wandered in and the friendly staff greeted me. They have a good selection of bubble teas and ice cream. The place is spartan but clean enough, and they have a TV belting out assorted Asian music videos.

I went for a coconut milk tea. For 3 bucks (tax included) it was a good deal. It was a little weak, and of course it was from a powder, but hey for the price I couldn't really complain. Of course there is a bakery nearby that has almost the same tea for $2.50...

Cash Only.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
V-Nam175 East 3rd St., North Vancouver
nice new pho place
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

I noticed that this place had moved into the spot occupied by an Indian restaurant and I decided to take Mrs. C to try it out.

The new place is nice and clean, and has a fresh coat of paint. It looks much brighter than the restaurant it replaces. The staff seemed friendly enough, and they were very attentive.

We had iced coffee, pho and spring rolls. The 3 skinny spring rolls were a rip-off at 6 bucks, and to be honest the pho was quite expensive too, compared to other places. As for food quality, it was okay but nothing special. I liked the noodles in my pho which were just right, but the soup was a little weak. The iced coffee was fine. The spring rolls were a little tough.

Will I be back? There are only two pho places on the North Shore, so it depends on the price of gas ;)

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Pantry Restaurant, The700 Old Lillooet Road, #110, North Vancouver
family dining
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

I was craving dinner and so was Mrs. C, so we scrambled off to the Pantry. This place is in the Holiday Inn that replaced the old Coach House, a venerable drinking establishment.

The new and extremely family friendly incarnation is about what you would expect. Dark pastel colors, bad art on the walls, comfy booths, and servers with names that end in "ie", like Debbie. The food is unpretentious, which is exactly what you want in this sort of place.

I had a 3-alarm burger which is a mushroom cheeseburger with sliced banana peppers, and Mrs. C had a chicken curry pasta bowl. Both were fine, and neither meal surprised nor disappointed. Actually, I thought my burger was pretty good, as were the fries. The curry was a little too sweet and mild for my beloved dining companion, but she said it was good enough.

Recommended as a good place to take granny and the kids.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Temptation Gelati450 E Columbia St, #103, New Westminster
local hangout
Submitted Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

I was looking for lunch when I spotted this place. It is nice and clean inside and very modern. They have a bazillion kinds of gelato but I came for food. I had an Italiano panini and an iced mocha. The server was friendly and she was reasonably quick. I also noticed the fact that there were lots of folks just hanging out there, drinking coffees and reading. I like it when a place is welcoming.

The panini was awesome, and my iced mocha was tasty. It wasn't expensive, either.

Recommended for a quick bite or a lick of gelato.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Corner Cafe1490 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
greasy spoon
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

I went to this place a while back, but I forgot to review it. So here goes. The food is typical greasy spoon, and they have the expected all-day breakfast, burgers, and sandwiches. Last time I went with Mrs. C and she had a Reuben and I had a cheeseburger. Both were excellent and came with tasty fries. The coffee was pretty good too.

The ambiance is that of a run-down diner, but they keep it clean. The servers are friendly and they will recommend dishes if you need help. The best part of any meal here is when you get the bill. It is crazy cheap! Plus the food isn't bad.

Good wholesome greasy spoon diner fare.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Sushi & Main Tea House4388 Main Street, Vancouver
Uber Slush
Submitted Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

I was craving a BBT and a local recommended this place for some beverage satisfaction. He did not steer me wrong.

The restaurant itself is tiny but kitschy, and the menu is on a big chalk board on one wall. I inquired about the bubble teas. The friendly owner said they have two sizes, and you can get powder or fresh fruit depending on your taste. You can also combine two fruits in any slush, but I was not feeling adventurous. I went with a large fresh mango slush. It was awesome. It had real fresh mango taste and was expertly prepared.

Not bad for 4 bucks.

Recommended.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Splitz Grill4242 Main Street, Vancouver
did not satisfy
Submitted Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C wanted to eat out, so after looking at the DH website we decided to split for Splitz. Main Street is the 'happening' part of town, so we looked forward to eating and upping our cool quotient at the same time.

The restaurant was a little dark inside, and man was it hot. It also could have been a bit more hygienic. After looking at the big board we settled on a lamburger with rings for me and a chicken burger with a Caesar for my beloved.

They have lots of topping choices and I had the famous Splitz sauce and some babaganoush along with some of the veggie items. Mrs. C stuck to the classic toppings. As for service, the cooks were helpful in choosing the toppings but the counter clerk looked like she wanted to be elsewhere.

I have to say my rings were okay. Same with the Caesar, but the burgers left something to be desired. The chicken was dry and tasteless, while the lamb was flavorful and a bit dry. The burger sizes were generous though, which was good considering the cost of the meal was over 26 bucks.

All in all it wasn't terrible, but it did not live up to the hype.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Caffe Artigiano740 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
coffee torment
Submitted Monday, June 30, 2008 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

I was downtown and craving an iced mocha when I spotted CA. I scampered in and prepared to be impressed, based on the reviews from this site. The room was well-appointed with dark wood and kitschy posters, and a Vespa parked inside next to a giant photo of some shirtless Italian guy with his mama.

The all in black server took my order and a few minutes later I heard my order shouted out from somewhere in the bowels of the shop. When I tried to retrieve my coffee I was told by the server that I had to talk to another person to get it. For some reason the staff found this amusing. Then I tried to put a lid on my coffee, and it didn't fit. I was advised to try harder. Nice service...

I emerged with a tasty coffee but I had a bitter taste in my mouth from the rude staff. I will go elsewhere for my next iced coffee fix.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Mumbai Masala333 Brooksbank, #770, North Vancouver
not so hot
Submitted Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

I went to MM for some takeout because the weather was just too nice to cook. I tried the online ordering and it went quite smoothly. When I got to the restaurant I took a moment to check it out. Nicely decorated, clean, lots of staff.

I got my order from the friendly server and was on my way. I had lamb curry, butter chicken, and some garlic naan bread. The naan bread was okay, but a little hard. The butter chicken was a little bland, but the lamb curry had tender chunks of lamb in a savory curry sauce. However, as a previous reviewer remarked, they put tons of sauce and not enough meat. Must be a cost cutting measure. That was a disappointment.

All in all not awful, but there were some big shortcomings. I won't be back.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
McKim Wonton Mein Saga2780 Kingsway, Vancouver
congee time
Submitted Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were craving congee but we weren't in the mood to go to Richmond. This place was a good alternative. The restaurant (including the w/c) was modern and clean. The server seemed friendly and she made sure our tea cups stayed full.

They had the late-night special menu when we were there, so we got a big bowl of congee for 3 bucks, and had some other dishes on the side. These included beef with bitter melon, bean sprouts with salty fish, and eggplant and minced pork. All were good.

It was a tasty meal and not too pricey. Exactly what we wanted.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Vancouver Alpen Club4875 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
don't mention the war
Submitted Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

I wanted to try a new schnitzel place and Mrs. C suggested the VAC. We summoned some friends, and called ahead for a table. When we got there it was 'dance night', and a bunch of well dressed German seniors were doing some creditable polka-dancing. There was a band and they were pretty good. But we were there to eat, not shake our collective booties, so none of us joined the festivities.

The restaurant is in the basement of the club, but it is nicely decorated. Our server was friendly and I was surprised when the manager came to our table twice to do quality checks.

We had some good German beer (try the Isenbeck dark beer on tap) and ordered a variety of things. I had a Holstein schnitzel, and Mrs. C had sauerbraten. For sides we had spätzle, pickled cabbage, and roasted potatoes. The schnitzel was out of this world but the sauerbraten was the best I have ever had. It changed my life. Well, almost. One of our friends had a decent penne pasta with salmon, and another had chicken. Both were reported to be good.

A quick survey of the menu showed that the food is mostly Bavarian fare with a few regional dishes from the rest of Deutschland. With so many tasty choices I plan on retuning very soon. Who knows, maybe I'll hit the dance floor?

"Jemandem etwas wärmstens empfehlen"

Recommended (in German).

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Bubble World4300 Kingsway, #1, Burnaby
thirst quenched
Submitted Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were in the chasiucruiser, and we needed to get some BBT to share. I spotted BWR and in we scampered. The decor was very cool, but the place was a little bit dirty and crowded. After a short wait, I ordered a strawberry milk tea. For $2.89 it was a good deal. The server was quite harried, but she still managed a smile. So points for service.

Unfortunately, there is no place to wait while takeout orders are being prepared. After a few minutes standing amongst the throng, we got our BBT. It was light and frothy, and tasted great.

Will I be back? I will if I am in the 'hood.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Opening soon
Fuji Sushi526B Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
pretty good sushi
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

I was passing this place and I decided to drop by for a quick bite. The restaurant decor is a little worn out, but they have a nice fountain inside that held my interest while I waited for my food. This place seems to do a good lunch business. It is a Korean sushi joint, but they do a decent job in making their sushi.

I had California roll, salmon roll, tuna roll and gyoza. All were fresh, well-made and tasty, and the price wasn't too bad either. The service was quick and friendly, and the server even said something in Japanese as I left the place. That was a nice touch.

Will I be back? If I am in the neighborhood.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Borandsi Cafe4035 North Road, Burnaby
could be better
Submitted Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

I was looking to get some BBT for the crew and I spotted this place near the big mall. I scampered in with high hopes. The place is a little dingy inside, but I can see how they tried to make it cool-looking. The place is hardcore Korean, but the server/manager was friendly enough, and he was very helpful in selecting the BBT's.

I emerged with a whack of teas and brought them to my grateful compadres. I had a strawberry tea with jelly, and I have to say it tasted weak. The rest of the group also experienced a lack of flavour power. One contrarian in the pack had a mango slush and it too was reported to be unworthy.

It was a good effort. Sadly it came up short. At least it wasn't too expensive...

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance