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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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Bountiful Bakery & Cake Shop5137 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
nice bakery
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were looking for tasty bakery items and we spotted (or more accurately, smelled) this place. In we scampered, following our noses. The bakery was clean and tidy. There were a few tables for folks who wanted to eat in. They had lots of choices, including fresh made sandwiches, and the prices were quite reasonable. Service was very friendly and that was a welcome surprise. We got our buns to take home, but couldn't resist eating one on the way out. Yum!

A good choice if you are nearby.

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Dairy Queen Grill & Chill4990 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
nice renos
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Our usual weekend dinner gang was craving ice cream and when we saw this nicely renovated DQ Grill & Chill, we decided to give it a try. The place was much nicer than the usual DQ and was very clean. Service was better than expected, and as for value it was the same as other DQ locations. We had sundaes, cones, etc, and all were just fine. What really impressed was the ambiance. Nice!

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Sweet Chili Cafe5438 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
good eats
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

The usual dinner gang met up at SCC to enjoy some Indonesian flavors. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was clean enough (including the w/c) although it was rather small and simply decorated. Service was great, and the friendly manager chatted with us at various points throughout our meal. As for value, it was okay. Of course the important thing was the food. We had chicken fried rice, coconut steamed rice, roti canai, gado gado, lamb and chicken satay, beef rendang and lamb curry. All were very tasty, but the portion sizes could have been bigger. The best part was that there was no MSG detected in anything. That was a huge bonus.

This place keeps irregular hours as they mostly focus on catering, but it is definitely worth trying when they are open.

Recommended.

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Danube3701 Hastings Street, #102A, Burnaby
euro food
Submitted Friday, June 5, 2009 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were craving a little Euro food action and we decided to give this place a try. The restaurant used to be a Greek place, and it looks like they recycled the old fixtures. There were nice murals on the walls, but otherwise it looked the same as its last incarnation. The staff were busy drinking in a corner of the restaurant and service was somewhat slow. As for cleanliness, they really need to work on that. The place was quite dingy. The w/c was old and not so nice.

We both had the specials this time out. I had the hortobagy lamb, which was a lamb steak with paprika gravy and sides of red cabbage and spätzle. My beloved dining companion had a chicken kebab with sides of coleslaw and rice. Both dishes were tasty, but the portion sizes were quite small. As for value, I put it at the middle of the spectrum for this type of food.

We were the only customers in the place on a Friday at dinner time, so I have my doubts as to its life expectancy.

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Cafe Dolce Nonna3790 Hastings St, Burnaby
tasty gelato
Submitted Friday, June 5, 2009 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were craving gelato, and luckily D67 is close by for people from the North Shore. The place was clean and new looking, and the servers were friendly and efficient. We shared a black forest gelato, which was a good size for $3.50 plus tax. More importantly, the gelato was quite tasty. We are already planning a return visit now that gelato weather is here...

Recommended.

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Harvey's900 Terminal Street, Vancouver
the rings, the rings!
Submitted Friday, June 5, 2009 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

I am a frequent visitor to HD in my quest for Harvey's food. I usually find an excuse to drag Mrs. C here about once a month. I am sorry to say I missed out on the free Angus burger coupon offer in May. Luckily it is an annual event, so I will have to remember to show up on the right day in 2010. Last week I went and I followed my usual habit and ordered the onion rings. They are sublime, but I have noticed a small decline in quality over the last few years. I am also partial to the Original Cheeseburger which I get with all the toppings except hot pepper.

The ambiance is chaotic and there always seems to be a huge lineup for food. The tiny tables are usually strewn with food debris and they are very cramped, so I always eat in the Chasiucruiser. Service ranges from hurried to harried, so don't expect the personal touch. As for value, I think it is better than a McD burger meal for about the same money.

Sadly Harvey's is only available in Home Depot or at YVR, at least in BC. In Ontario they have stand-alone locations. We deserve the same option here.

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Orange Corner Tea House6230 McKay Ave., Unit 140, Burnaby
thirst quenched
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were in the Future Shop ogling the computers when we decided to get some liquid refreshment. OC was nearby. The place could be a little tidier, but it was nicely appointed and convenient, so that was a plus. Surprisingly, the w/c was clean-ish. Service was okay, but we were not exactly pampered.

They offer both crepes and BBT, which in my estimation is a pretty good combination. Since we weren't particularly hungry we shared a banana milk tea. It tasted fine but was a little on the pricey side. I will definitely come back to try out some crepes next time I am in the area.

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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
still going genki
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were cruising in BBY and we decided to make a return trip to HG. The place hadn't changed much since last visit. It was pretty basic in the dining hall, but everything was clean including the nearby w/c. Service was great, and they had lots of daily specials to choose from. I was tempted to get the famous 2 mackerels with rice and salad, but instead I went for the deep fried breaded salmon (also with salad) with a couple of potato croquets on the side instead of rice. My beloved dining companion had the tempura cod and prawns with rice and salad. All the food was terrific, except that my salmon was a little overdone. As for value it was cheap and we both ate well for 20 bucks. In Japanese, "genki" means (among other things) "strong". I would say this place is still going genki.

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Dairy Queen Grill & Chill708 6th Avenue, New Westminster
scary scene
Submitted Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:37am [Dine in]

The usual dinner gang was hunting for dessert when we stumbled on the DQ in NW. The place was tiny and dirty (okay, so it was the end of the day, but they could make an effort) and the various people who drifted in while we were there ranged from average folks to the dregs of humanity. Despite the mess, kudos to the staff for cheerful service in this environment. DQ is a family place and not for the 'lah de dah" crowd, but some of the zombies wandering around in the neighborhood really were disturbing.

We had a variety of sundaes and they were all good as usual. Plus the price was right. Sadly, the ambiance ruined the dessert experience.

Not for the kiddies.

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Rikka Japanese Kitchen28 8th Street, New Westminster
somewhat disappointing
Submitted Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:09am [Dine in]

Our usual dinner gang decided to try this place based on the strong reviews below. We were a little disappointed with the experience. The restaurant was simply decorated and reasonably clean. It was also empty on a Saturday night, and while we were there no one came in, even for takeout.

Service was not the best we have had, and although the server was friendly, his visits to our table were infrequent. We ordered a variety of dishes, including gyoza, some roll sushi, sashimi and prawn tempura. All were okay, except the gyoza was cold, and the tempura colder. When I went to the front counter to complain, I noticed that the pre-made tempura was piled high in a metal container in the prep area, waiting to be served. I presume the gyoza was also ready to go, but I could not see where that was stored. I pointed at the tray of cold tempura and expressed my dismay at this state of affairs and the server told me he was sorry. So was I. At least it wasn't too expensive.

Can't recommend.

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Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
decadence
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were cruising near the Auto Mall and we decided to give this place a try. It looked nice inside but the patio was very dirty and congested. Service was excellent and we were actually served by Lisa (Mrs. Haas). In fact, the great baker himself was in attendance and he greeted the throng of customers seeking sweet satisfaction. We shared fussy coffees and a piece of mascarpone/almond tiramisu. Of course everything was tasty, but wow it sure was expensive! For example, the aforementioned thin piece of tiramisu was about 2x2 inches, and cost $5.25.

It seemed odd to find this place in an industrial park, but I am told the wholesale baking operation is located here, so I guess it makes sense. We will be back soon, if only to defy the current economy :)

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Ricky's4820 Kingsway, 259, Burnaby
last meal
Submitted Sunday, May 24, 2009 - 6:26pm [Dine in]

I was in Meteortown with a Mrs. C and a friend and we were looking for some pre-movie chow before watching the latest terminator flick. We decided to go to this place because of good experiences in the past. The restaurant was nicely appointed and mostly clean, but the w/c was scary. Service was fine throughout the meal and the staff seemed friendly. I had the veal and spaghetti special, Mrs. C had the mushroom burger and fries, and our pal had the steak and eggs. My meal was filling and tasted okay, and the other meals were reported to be similarly tasty. As for price, it was not too expensive.

The manager told us that the place was closing because the rent has been jacked up and it is just too expensive. That was disappointing. A few other full-on restaurants at the mall have closed recently too, so there are fewer choices outside the food court.

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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine5300 No. 3 Road, 323, Richmond
just average
Submitted Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 2:15pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were attending a wedding banquet for our beloved cousin and we were glad that we weren't the ones on the hot seat, although we did have to experience a tea ceremony :).

The restaurant was clean enough, except for the w/c, and it was nicely appointed. Service was not so good, and they could do better there. We had a variety of seafood dishes and all were okay, but not outstanding. Nothing was bad, but nothing stood out. The worst part was that they were using top quality ingredients in the dishes like Australian jumbo abalone, but the kitchen let us down. As for value, I am assured it was a good deal for all, but our generous uncle paid for the spread, and we only had to contribute the expected "lai see".

Our "playboy cousin" is finally married, and we all experienced a combination of relief and a little sadness that this legendary bachelor has been corralled. Luckily his new wife is very nice and it is a good match.

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Big Orange2002 Park Royal South, Unit 2028, West Vancouver
don't rip me off
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

I was in PR looking at computers when I saw this joint. They had the sign promising $2.50 BBT. Since I am a glutton for punishment I once again tried to order this non-existent beverage. As usual (I have been to other locations) there was no $2.50 BBT. I pointed at the sign and pleaded my case, all to no avail. I did get some derisive laughter from the staff, so points off for bad service. Dissatisfied I had to settle for a ridiculously overpriced slush, which I have to say was not very good. I actually went to the nearby DQ to get a better (and cheaper beverage). I was so annoyed I did not finish the drink from this clip joint.

Strongly NOT recommended.

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Dairy Queen873 North Park Royal, West Vancouver
piña colada
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were fleeing from the nearby ripoff Big O (the one that advertises the non-existent $2.50 BBT) and we spotted this place. I saw that the kiosk was clean and well-staffed. Service was friendly and efficient. I ordered a piña colada and it was terrific. I think DQ owns the Orange Julius brand because they sell those products, including my beverage. I would give extra stars but the rest of the DQ menu is pretty standard fare. As for value, it was good and the prices were not deceptive like at some places I could name...

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
basic f&c
Submitted Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were with a group of friends and we decided on this place because it seemed like a happy medium between all the possible choices out there. The restaurant itself was clean enough, including the w/c, but the dining room was rather crappy and needed an upgrade for 21st century diners.

They had a lot of choices and we all got different f&c combos, but since I can't taste the difference I got cod and chips. Mrs. C had prawns and chips because they were on special. We also shared some decent onion rings. I found my food to be about what I expected, as did the rest of our group. Nothing wild, but nothing weird either. I was sorry to hear about the experiences of previous reviewers (and we might have gone to a different place if I had read the reviews below), but the food was fine for what is was.

I did have a bone to pick with the tattooed server (I point this body art out for identification purposes only) who told us she could not be bothered to adjust the blinds so half the people at our table could avoid losing their eyesight. That rankled. I did not want to invade the personal space of a fellow diner at a nearby table in order to make the adjustment. Luckily action girl E was eating with us and she did the job with tact and efficiency.

All in all an unspectacular experience I am not anxious to repeat. I recommend the Hastings Street location or the popular newspaper-wrapped takeout option instead.

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Little Tokyo's Sushi3978A Hastings Street, Burnaby
nice place
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:12am [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were looking for something light and we spotted this place. The restaurant was nice and clean and looked new-ish. The service was good, and the staff seemed friendly. The prices were reasonable too. We both had roll combos with miso soup and they were okay, but my beloved dining partner thought the sushi rice was a little too sticky. I think it was because the sushi was at the proper room temperature, and not chilled like at many places. I liked it so I will have to respectfully disagree with my master.

This place didn't change my life, but it was a nice meal at a decent price.

I will be back soon.

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I Cafe2525 Heather Street, Vancouver
about the same
Submitted Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 8:57pm [Dine in]

I was last at IC a year ago, and since Mrs. C and I were in the neighborhood looking at computers we decided to give it another try. The interior was about the same as before except they now have decals covering the top half of some of the windows. Unfortunately they do little to block the intense solar radiation in the later part of the day. Luckily we got a booth that was in the shade, but a "generously proportioned" girl sitting on the other side of my bench/partition kept shifting the flimsy seat every time she moved around. I didn't say anything because I was afraid she would eat me. Other than that the restaurant was comfortable, but they should mop the w/c more often.

Service was good enough, and they had daily specials which always makes me happy. This time I had the beef with tomato sauce and fried egg on rice with borscht and iced coffee (dong cafe). Mrs C had the same soup and bevvy but with a chicken and fish combo on rice. Both were tasty and a decent if not amazing deal for 10 and a half bucks each.

A decent alternative if you don't want to drive to Richmond or Burnaby.

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E2 Pasta House8580 Alexandra Road, #2015, Richmond
strange
Submitted Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were attending a Mother's Day dinner with some relatives at this place and I have to say I found it to be a little strange. The ambiance was very nice and modern, and the w/c was also modern and clean, which was a nice surprise. Service was not the greatest, and whenever I asked any of the severs for something (like more rolls, some water, etc.) they would smile and say "Yes", then disappear. Food did actually arrive at our table, so they get points for that.

The food was really odd. They had a set dinner with 4 different entree choices for MD, and the regular menu was not offered. My dinner consisted of cream of mushroom soup, which actually didn't taste too bad, followed by a plate with two mounds of mixed fish mash covered in tomato sauce with frozen veggies and rice on the side. It was not tasty at all, and the flavours were bizarre, but not in a good way. The dessert was a cream cake with a gritty taro filling. No one at our table finished it. I was amazed at the high prices too, but luckily I didn't have to pay this time :). In their defense, my cousin tells me that the restaurant has a decent menu on non-holidays. I am not sure I will risk a return visit.

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Saru Sushi105 2nd Street East, North Vancouver
yawn
Submitted Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

Our usual dinner gang scampered over to SS to try this newest North Shore sushi wars combatant. We were not amazed. The restaurant was quite small, but looked nice and clean. It was very simply decorated. I could not find the w/c, so I can't report on either its condition or existence.

Service was polite, although it was incredibly slow. So slow in fact that we finally decided to switch to takeout in the hope that we could get food faster. After an additional half hour of waiting for our order at a little table, we finally got our sushi and left. It was not cheap.

We ordered a variety of roll sushi and nigiri sushi. I was annoyed that they had dynamite roll with tempura prawn inside, but you could not order prawn tempura (or any tempura for that matter) as a separate dish. Also, the much coveted beef teriyaki roll was not offered, although they had chicken teriyaki roll. The server explained that the restaurant policy was to not serve unhealthy choices. Why does a prawn tempura get healthier if it is wrapped in rice and sauce? How is beef teriyaki bad and chicken teriyaki good? It's a mystery.

After we got home we had some average sushi at a price slightly higher than other local sushi joints. We all agreed that we could do better elsewhere.

Can't recommend.

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