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

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Alisa Sushi1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Not too nice
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2007 - 7:33pm [Dine in]

I went here for lunch with some colleagues from work and I was not impressed. The AYCE menu selection is decent enough and they have sashimi, but a few things stood out for (dis)honourable mention.

First, the hostess became more and more surly as we repeat ordered. Second, the sushi was not good. The seaweed on the roll sushi was crispy like it came out of the package a moment earlier, and the California roll seemed like someone squashed it. Also we had to beg for some shrimp in our assorted tempura. Well, you get the picture...

The server appeared occasionally, but after the hostess decided we had too much, he disappeared. The ambience is nice enough, and the place is clean, but given the food and service issues, it isn't worth the trouble. There are plenty of better sushi places in the area.

Not recommended.

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Mythos Taverna1811 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Inconsistent
Submitted Sunday, February 25, 2007 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

I've been to Mythos a few times, and I can say the word that describes it best is 'inconsistent'. Sometimes I've had great roast lamb there and other times is was nasty. The service can be wonderful when the owner and his kin are in a good mood. Other times it can be stressful. If you are on the North Shore it is an okay choice, but you can get better elsewhere. Like Andreas, for example.

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Uncle Willy's Restaurants6411 Nelson Ave, #100, Burnaby
A Guilty Pleasure
Submitted Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

Sometimes you just want to go to a buffet and put on the feedbag. That is the reason there are places like Uncle Willy's. I used to go regularly to the one in Victoria when I was at university, and I have tried the one in Burnaby about a half dozen times. The UW on Broadway in Vancouver is long gone, but that is where I first met my fat uncle :).

There is a good selection of trailer food, and usually some curries, a roast beef, and either a ham or turkey depending on the proximity to seasonal festivals and the whim of the owners. Where else can you have mashed potatoes with gravy, lasagna, and fried rice on the same plate?

The place is clean enough, the food won't kill you, and you can eat as much as you like. The downside is the fact that is it usually teaming with screaming kiddies and other unsavoury types.

Uncle Willy's is like that drunken bar pickup you regret the next morning. It seemed like a good idea at the time, and you were really into it, but later you end up feeling a little queasy and kinda cheap.

Try it if you like.

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Capilano Sushi1240 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Good Take-Out
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is in the same strip mall as Save-On and it has a big sign advertising cheap combos. I was feeling the need for sushi, and in I went. I was not disappointed.

The ambience is just average, but the place is clean and the service is okay. They do a huge takeout business but there are tables for dining in. The sushi is actually pretty good. The sushi chef is a Japanese guy, which is always a good sign. I had a California roll, a cucumber roll, some miso and both tuna and salmon nigiri sushi. All were a solid 7/10. Not the best ever, but good if you want some takeout in a hurry. There are lots of sushi joints on the North Shore. This one is a reliable choice.

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Foo's Ho Ho102 East Pender Street, Vancouver
Not too bad
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 8:21pm [Dine in]

I've seen this place as I drove through Chinatown, but I never thought about trying it until I saw the reviews on this site. I took Mrs. Chasiubow to check it out. The place looks a little rough (especially at night) but the food is okay.

I had the beef in soup with noodles, and Mrs. C had the same. We followed with a springroll, which was hot and not greasy. The tea was the generic Chinese tea without a name, which was a little bit of a disappointment. The service was prompt and friendly, and the restaurant was reasonably clean, but smelled a bit musty.

I can't say it was the greatest meal ever, but it was cheap, tasty and filling. I'll try Foo's again if I am in the neighbourhood.

Recommended.

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No. 1 Beef Noodle House4741 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
Tasty Noodles
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

I finally had the right combination of cash in my wallet, noodle craving, and proximity, so I tried this place after driving past it on numerous occasions. The parking lot was full as it usually is, but I lucked out and got a spot.

The restaurant has really impressive decor, and it is modern and clean. The servers seemed attentive enough too, but I came to eat. I tried the spicy beef and noodle in soup, which was extremely hot but satisfying once I got past the burn. My friends had the fried rice, which was okay, and the pork and preserved vegetable in soup. which was reported to be excellent. We also tried the deep fried squid and Shanghai dumplings. They were nicely prepared.
I washed my hot soup down with a mango milk tea that was fabulous.

The restaurant has all the Taiwanese noodle favourites. My companions and I left with full bellies and happy tongues. We will be back.

Recommended.

Cash only.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Real HK flavour!
Submitted Friday, December 29, 2006 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

My auntie has been raving about Alleluia so I took Mrs. Chasiubow to check it out. For HK style cafe dining it is truly outstanding.

The place is tucked away in a strip mall but can be found with a little diligence. Once inside the decor is nice, the place is clean, and the harried staff are eager to please. We had some terrific Chinese melon soup to start, followed by curried lamb for me and braised lamb for my partner. The curry was a little hot, but very flavourful. Mrs. C had a gigantic lamb cutlet, which came with some pasta and fried egg, with a garlic gravy to pour over her meal. Both meals were complimented by dong cafe, of course.

Overall the food is excellent, and it is a geat place to eat. The price is right too. The cafe has changed owner recently, and the new guy is trying to make his mark.

It gets very crowded at lunch time, so prepare to wait a bit.

Recommended.

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Chili Pepper House3003 Kingsway, #1, Vancouver
Hot, hot, hot!
Submitted Friday, December 29, 2006 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

I tried this place with a couple of brave friends this week, and it was awesome. The food is quite hot, but incredibly tasty. The staff are super-friendly too. The decor is a bit plain, but the place is quite clean, and I came to eat not to look at the scenery. They seem to get a big Indo-Canadian clientele with a few Chinese in the mix, so I think the food is authentic.

We had the Manchuran prawns, which had 12 big prawns in a spicy red sauce, the Hakka chicken and shrimp chow mein which was also spicy and savoury, and the chili garlic lamb, which was outstanding. We rounded off the meal with a large steamed rice (too much for 3 hearty eaters). Of course we drank a gallon of water each because even the rice couldn't cool our tongues!

The food is very well prepared, and there are nuances of spicy flavour, not just brute force hotness. We all agreed it was the best meal we have had in ages. Definitely a place to visit to get your tongue dancing with delight.

Recommended!

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Cafe Calabria1745 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
A good place for a coffee
Submitted Friday, December 29, 2006 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

I've been going to the Calabria for years, with my most recent trip a couple of days ago. The statues are funky and the ambience is typical Italian-American cafe. The place is always inviting and super-clean. There are a couple of dozen or so places just like it in Toronto, but Vancouver only has 2 or 3.

The coffee is fantastic, and I especially like the espresso. There is also a food selection of gelato, and it is usually great. The other menu items are average good. I agree with the previous reviewer though: The staff needs to work on their people skills.

Despite the personality issues, I still recommend Calabria for cafe lovers out there.

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Haru Sushi2041 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Just fine...
Submitted Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 12:58am [Dine in]

I was in North Van doing a little Boxing Day shopping when I spotted this place across from London Drugs. I was tempted by the Indian place next door, but Haru was less crowded, so I went in. The restaurant is clean and new inside, and the prices are cheap, but there is nothing to set this place apart from the other couple of dozen cheap sushi joints along Lonsdale.

I tried a selection of decent rolls and also had some rather skimpy nigiri sushi. Mrs. Chasiubow had a sushi/teriyaki/udon combo. They were unremarkable. The miso soup was a bit better than average though.

Don't get me wrong, this place is just fine if you want a quick bite, but there is no reason to drive across town to get there.

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Golden Oscar Cafe & Restaurant3868 Rupert Street, Vancouver
A solid choice
Submitted Monday, December 25, 2006 - 1:18am [Dine in]

I usually walk past this place when I am heading to Little Caesar's or when I am picking up some groceries from Chong Lee Market. For some reason today I finally decided to give it a try. The place is nice and clean and the servers are friendly enough. The food is nothing spectacular. It is solid and about what you would expect.

Since I was with 3 friends I got to try a variety of dishes, including eggplant w/shredded pork, beef noodles and soy sauce, Malaysian curry noodles, and seafood fried rice. They were all good enough, but nothing to go out of your way for either. The borscht and the dong cafe were not terrific, but not awful. The big problem was finding a parking space. This little mall is always jammed. Once you get over that hurdle it is clear sailing.

If you are in the area give it a try. G-O is a good choice for when you crave some comfort food and you don't have the energy to drive to Richmond.

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Old Bavaria Haus, The233 6th St, New Westminster
Its the Schnitz!
Submitted Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

A bunch of us were on the prowl for some schnitzel and after seeing the reviews here it was off to Old Bavaria. This place is in a house set up to look like a little piece of the old country or something. Luckily, nobody in the place was wearing liederhosen.

I started with a lentil soup just like grandma would have made if she was from Bavaria, and followed up with the schnitzel and bratwurst combo. It featured the usual red cabbage and roasted potatoes but I added a side of saurkraut because it was homemade. Of course I had to have both a Warsteiner and a dunkel beer (whose name I forget). They also have wheat beer on tap, but I wasn't into that.

The rest of the group had ziguener schnitzels, schnitzel cordon bleu, and the basic wiener schnitzel. We finished off with a selection of the fantastic deserts including an awesome streudel, and at that point everyone was full to bursting and experiencing some hardcore gemutlichkeit!

The staff are very friendly and the place is clean. I noticed the owner does not look particularly Teutonic, but the chef Michael Rick is, and can dish out the real deal. This place is a must for if you love schnitzel.

Recommended!

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GQ Restaurant642 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Chinese soul food
Submitted Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

I was cruising past the Superstore when I spotted this unpretentious little restaurant. It is near to a much larger Chinese place in the same mall. I noticed the sign out front said they have afternoon tea type foods available, so I pulled in for a light bite.

The restaurant is a family run joint and it looked clean. The prices were cheap, and the menu had all the usual favourites. After getting the usual cup of tea, I shared a big bowl of shrimp and pork dumpling soup and a couple of spring rolls with Mrs. Chasiubow. The dumplings and soup were very tasty and the spring rolls were hot and not geasy.

The staff were friendly and there was some Canto-pop playing softly from somewhere behind the counter. I experienced a zen moment of contentment as a tranquil warmth filled my belly and spread through my soul.

Recommended.

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
I Relish it!
Submitted Friday, December 22, 2006 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

Relish means "to enjoy, take pleasure in". That cetainly describes my experience at this eatery.

The menus is ambitious, with 4 different cuisines represented, but it all fits together nicely. I decided to have an eclectic dinner on my visit, so I started with the crab and scallop cakes which were melt in your mouth good, and were accompanied by a little salad. I followed with a savoury lamburger and a bowl of a terrific butternut squash soup. Soup is usually an afterthought at most restaurants, but this one was truly outstanding. My dining companion had a duck and goat cheese risotto which was out of this world. I washed down my feast with an excellent bellini, that had chunks of peach instead of the usual puree.

The ambience is a kind of funky chic, and there is a nice sports bar to linger in while your table is prepared. The servers are dressed in the de rigeur black attire, and they are efficient if a little too busy. I also note that the w/c is immaculate, but the little TV's pumping out commercials can distract one from the performance of personal duties...

My only regret was that I didn't have room to try more of the menu!

Recommended.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
Pho-tastic Pho!
Submitted Friday, December 22, 2006 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

A previous reviewer called this the best pho in Burnaby and I have to agree. After a long absence from town the first thing I needed was a big bowl of delicious pho. I was not disappointed.

I had the BIG pho with beef brisket and my beloved dining partner had the small pho with brisket and tendon. The beef was tender and tasty and the broth had a distinctly beef savour, and no MSG that I could detect. Best of all were the noodles, which were slightly chewy and cooked perfectly. I Also enjoyed a spring roll, which was about a 7/10.

The decor is a bit dingy and could use and upgrade. The staff are all business and not exactly what I would call friendly, but I came to eat, so the ambience wasn't a huge issue. If you focus on the superb pho, this is not a problem.

After trying this joint twice in 2 days I can say this is a good place for a pho.

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Fantastich!
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

I went to Jagerhof after passing it by for over a decade. I am sorry I missed out for so long! The place is very kitschy on the inside with deer antlers on the wall, pictures of Hapsburgs, muttonchopped military officers, and hunting scenes. I think it is supposed to look like an Austrian hunting lodge. Jagerhof means hunting lodge, huntsman's house, etc., more or less.

Judging by the large numbers of rotund German-types (and curiously, quite a few Chinese) in the place I think it must be the real deal. I had the Jagerhof Schnitzel, which as a previous reviewer remarked, has a kind of mushroom gravy. It also had the usual sides of pickled red cabbage and roasted potato pieces. It was awesome, and I greedily ate it up, washed down by a Warsteiner.

My friends had various kinds of sausage, with the same sides and they too were excellent. One adventurer in our group had a schnitzel with salmon and it was like a cross between schnitzel and salmon Wellington. Sounds weird but it worked!

The service is slow, mostly because there aren't enough servers, and the ambience is comfortable. The music alternated between polka favourites and 80's rock which was jarring, but not too much.

I finished with palatschinken, a desert that was a pair of crepes, one with cheese, one with apricot preserve. It was great.

Definitely a great place to get your schnitzel on!

Recommended.

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Pho Hoa2257 Kingsway, Vancouver
More Pho!
Submitted Tuesday, October 3, 2006 - 12:15pm [Dine in]

This was my second experience at Pho Hoa and it was exactly like the first. I agree with the previous reviewer that this place is predicatble. Actually I think that is a good thing. When I crave pho I don't want anything unexpected. I want a bowl of comfort soup.

This time I had the seafood pho. It had prawns, squid, fake crab, and fish balls. The Mc'pho was the usual non-msg soup, the noodles were good, and the seafood was tasty and fresh. Mrs. Chasiubow had the beef flank pho which was equally satisfying. We also had the pork spring rolls which were not greasy and were very savoury, and a lemon drink which was a little sweet, but still good. I was going to order the hot and sour seafood soup, but it doesn't come in large size.

The servers were attentive, and the place was clean. I did notice some of my fellow patrons looked 'different', but nobody looks scary when eating pho.

Overall nothing surprised us, and the meal was good. I left with a contented heart and the price was right. What more could I ask?

Recommended.

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Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant2008 W 41st Ave, Vancouver
Average food, noisy place.
Submitted Monday, October 2, 2006 - 12:52pm [Dine in]

I went with a big group for dim sum on the weekend and we had an average meal. the dim sum has lots of variety, but few that are vegetarian friendly. That made some of my companions uncomfortable. I am a carnivore, so I tucked into all the dishes. I found them to be mostly unremarkable. That said, the deep fried prawn and tofu ball was good, and the dessert tofu in the little wooden buckets was tasty.

The carts rolled by quickly enough. The two big issues were the unbearable din (loud even for a Chinese restaurant) and the surly staff. One member of our party had to literally stand up and shout to get a waiter to serve her. The price was a little on the high side, but that is due to the location. It could be a bit cleaner, too...

Overall I think there are better choices out there.

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ABC Country Restaurant6500 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Home Cookin'
Submitted Monday, October 2, 2006 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

Cockney Kings closes early on Sunday, so I went to ABC by default. I had a bad experience at the Victoria location a while back, but this meal made up for it.

I had a Canadian burger and salad, and my wife had a classic burger and rings. The burgers were excellent, and the salad was fresh and crisp. The rings were big and tasty but a little overdone.

The service was good, and the servers seemed to know a lot of the regulars. Repeat customers are always a good sign!

The restaurant is clean and comfortable, and I had a good meal. Plus the soft drinks are bottomless, which is a nice bonus.

Recommended.

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good Sushi!
Submitted Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 12:04am [Dine in]

I tried this place based on the previous reviews, and it lived up to the press. This place makes good sushi. I had a California combo, which had California roll, 3 pieces of nigiri sushi (tuna, salmon, and prawn), and my wife had the sushi/sashimi combo which had 2 pieces each of salmon and sushi sashimi, a chopped scallop sushi, a fish roe sushi, and a salmon and a tuna nigiri. We added a salmon roll and the beef teriyaki roll.

The salmon roll was just okay, but the teriyaki roll was amazing. As for the sashimi pieces, they were a little cold, but so big you could choke on them! Tha California roll was really good. Don't get me started on the nigiri. They were big and tasty.

The service was a bit lackluster, but I think it was because it was near closing. The presentation was excellent though, and the sushi chefs really knew their business.

The deor is spartan but clean, and the place looks new inside. I would avoid the carpet covered benches against the walls though.

If you are in the neighbourhood, check it out!

Recommended.

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