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cherrybomb143Surrey, bcSince November 5, 2007218 Reviews
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Buu Dien Vietnamese Restaurant1800 Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Not just pho... lots of other food here too
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 11:31am [Dine in]

Like another poster, I found this place accidentally as well. We were in the neighborhood and wanted vietnamese. We just drove by Buu Dien, saw it and stopped in. The atmosphere is better than most table and chair pho joints, with its old style french decor (and even has a semi private room with a big screen for parties).

Service was great because I was with a really picky guest (my mother) The waiter took the time to answer her questions about many of the dishes, brought her a zillion things (napkins, hot water, extra bean sprouts etc), refilled the tea on time, etc etc. For a pho place, such patience on the waiter's part is as good as it gets.

The pho was good but I like going here because they have a lot of authentic Vietnamese dishes that most pho places don't have. Things like duck stew, savoury crepes, fish dishes and more.

Yum!

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Krua Thai Restaurant1445 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Warm and friendly with great pad thai
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 11:20am [Dine in]

I've been going to Krua Thai everytime I'm in North Van... the owner and chef are really Thai and the food is authentic compared to some watered down Thai restaurants. The staff is helpful and the owner makes a point to know his customers which results in excellent customer service. Look for Jerry next time you're in.

Food wise, this place features the best pad thai I know. All the curries (green, red, yellow) are done with just enough spicyness to balance the rich flavours. I really liked their satay chicken skewers (moist and juicy) and the beef salad (the beef was tender and the salad was very appetizing).

It's a smaller place, so get there early or be prepared to wait on the weekends. I would definitely go regularly if it was closer to home.

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Waterstone Taphouse & Grill19988 84 Avenue, Langley
Nice looking place for Langley, bad food.
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 2:20am [Dine in]

The Bar: the bartenders are cute (especially the one with the Aussie accent); drinks were ok...but nothing overly inventive.

The Dining Room: the food was sub par... I ordered the lobster raviolli and rather than taste lobster, it seemed the overly-heavy sauce took over. The flavour in the sauce was bland but it was really heavy-- I ended up asking for fresh basil (which they charged me for) to try to salvage the dish. Both the chocolate cake and tart we had for dessert tasted like something store bought rather than made in house. Worst of all it didn't tasted like day rubbery day-old cake.

We also sat near a party of 10 and most of them clearly had too much to drink. They were rowdy, shouting / swearing a lot, staggering around and at one point throwing things at one another. For a "higher end" restaurant it was a little disappointing that the servers / manager didn't stop them or try to get them to quiet down.

It's good to see Langley getting a restaurant with downtown feel, but Waterstone is overrated and disappointing.

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Numero Uno Pizza708 Davie Street, Vancouver
Best Pizza Ever!
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 1:58am [Dine in]

First I'd like to qualify this review by saying I have been to numero uno numerous times when sober, so what I'm about to say isn't coloured only by experiences while under the infuence...

I've been visiting numero uno whenever I get a chance. My friends and I always stop by numero uno for pizza after clubbing. In fact, before they opened their Granville location, we used to walk 6 blocks to Davie St. (ignoring all the other pizza joints on the way) just for Numero uno. (yes, in heels, after dancing) That is how much we love it. The pizza is slightly more expensive than the 99cent places but well worth it! Service is always fast and efficient. Place looks clean.

Recommended: The blue cheese with ground beef pizza may just be the best pizza ever!

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Sabai Thai Restaurant10391 150 Street, Surrey
Recommended for Surrey
Submitted Saturday, November 10, 2007 - 1:51am [Dine in]

Good thai food and good service. This place is always my first choice for thai in surrey mainly because there aren't many other places close by with good Thai (although Krua Thai in North Vancouver isn't bad either)

The dishes look small but are surprisingly quite filling. Recommended: appetizer platter that gives a little taste of everything (especially for first timers), Chef's special duck in red curry with grapes/pinapple/cherry tomatos (C2 on the menu), green apple salad, papaya salad. The only disappointment was the pad thai -- not that it wasn't authentic, just that the noodles seemed too soft for my liking.

The ambiance is good -- servers are always dressed impeccably in Thai outfits or professionally in a suit or neat manner. Little details like fresh flowers and tealights on each candle brings this restaurant to the next level (not just any small family run eatery)

Also, I think "dbentley" may have been thinking of the wrong restaurant as Sidney is in Victoria, not in Surrey.

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Yaas Bazaar1860 Londsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Huge portions, tastey food, fast!
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:42pm [Dine in]

I am so glad I discovered this place! For fast, tastey, "real", home-cooked style Persian food, check out this no frills cafe part of the Persian supermarket. I started with the "safe" choice of a platter with beef and lamb skewers with rice, salad and a roasted tomato. Then on other visits, I tried some of theirdaily special features (off-menu) like Persian spaghetti, lamb stew and chicken stew. It was all very good.

The best part? A drink and bread comes free with your meal.

Another Bonus: there is a bread they put on the bottom part of the rice as it cooks that hardens and becomes this wonderful buttery crunch that goes great with the meals... they usually give it to you if available at no extra cost, or ask to see if they have it.

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Bombay Bhel4266 Hastings St., Burnaby
Good food, bad service
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

The food is good here. Not as authentic as it could be but still very good....Best butter chicken I've had yet... and decently priced for lunch.

Service was an issue here on all occassions that I visited. The staff were slow and seemed confused even though there were only 3 tables of two one afternoon. We waited a long time to order and had to flag down the waiter to get the cheque. We then had to flag him down 5 min. after that because it seemed like he forgot (he just stood around and folded some napkins while we waited)

In fact, one time it was so bad that the owner gave us a free appetizer coupon if we came back next time. So we came back and gave them another chance. The service had not improved. I ordered my mango drink at the same time as my meal and while the food finally came, the drink never did. I reminded the waiter twice about the drink and it still didn't come. Near the end of the meal as my companion's plates were being cleared, my drink arrives!

I haven't been back since.

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Kim Hoang Restaurant10330 152nd Street, #30, Surrey
Good pho but small portions
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

Since this restaurant is so close to my house, I've seen it go through many stages in the past 8 years -- changing owners, changing chefs, adding more meat / taking away meat in the pho. They are a bit inconsistent as their ownership / mangerial decisions change to give more or less food but it's okay for a quick pho fix, and clean enough.

My only complaint is that compared to other pho places in Surrey (and especially Vancouver) the portions are fairly small making me feel like the value isn't there.

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Savory Coast1133 Robson St., Vancouver
Get the Panacotta!
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

Savory Coast is one of my favourite restaurants to go to when I want to have a slow, enjoyable meal without breaking the bank (compared to fine dining places at $100/ head). The food quality is great -- from the risotos to lamb or pasta... it's all very well done and presented nicely in large portions.

For dessert, I always get the panacotta. It's smooth and velvetty, melts in your mouth and has just the right sweetness.

I'm surprised to see so many complaints posted about service-- I've gone several times in groups of different sizes and never really experienced problems.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Negligable.... with small portions
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 5:00pm [Dine in]

I was really looking forward to Cin Cin's as I really enjoyed their sister restaurant, Araxi. I also hear good things.... However, I was a little disappointed -- the food was good but not GREAT (and for a restaurant of this stature, I expected a little more "umph")

The biggest issue I have is that the portions are very small... even for fine dining... The fish I ordered came with sides so little it was like literally a table spoon of starch and one baby potato cut into two. Appies and dessert were of course even smaller.

We were so hungry at the end of the meal that we ended up at another restaurant and ordered a full dinner again.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
I love their Tin Tin Pear Martini
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:36am [Dine in]

I'm a big fan of their mussels steamed in white wine. I also tried the duck and while it was done perfectly, the flavours weren't really anything new. All in all, a great place with consistent quality.
The blue fig martini is really good, albiet a little strong for me.. I prefer their pear martini (which isn't on the menu anymore but if you ask the bartender will make it)

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La Belle Auberge4856 48th Avenue, Delta
Fantastic food -- worth the drive!
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:30am [Dine in]

The Table d'hote menu was delicious and very filling...definitely great value. The dishes were inventive; I love how they have kangaroo and bison on the menu among other things. Canapes were good and I also liked the inclusion of the sorbet as a palette cleanser.

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Araxi Restaurant + Bar4222 Village Square, Whistler
Best fine dining experience so far!
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:20am [Dine in]

By far the best fine dining experience I had -- since the service and ambience ratings are usually a given at nicer places, what set Araxi apart was the food; beautifully prepared and artistically presented and tasted excellent. My hallibut and my partner's steak was cooked to perfection and the foie gras was the best I've ever tasted. We also got the salad and while I can't remember what the dressing was, it was good... really good! They have an extensive apperatifs list and our server recommended a really good wine that tied everything together nicely.

I can't wait to go again! (wish it was closer to home)

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Fatburger serving Ricky's Famous Breakfast1995 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Good burgers, but a little pricey
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:09am [Dine in]

Fatburger is one of my favorite burger chains. An upgrade from Wendys or Burger king, it's a lot pricier but you get what you pay for. I went to this location several times and have been satisfied with solid service and great food. This place has the best onion rings... crispy on the outside and soft, melt in your mouth on the inside -- the best part is that they're not greasey at all. Same goes for the burgers -- no grease, just meat =) Try the milkshakes with a burger to make it a true diner experience =)

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Edge Bistro, The3135 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver
Great food -- must try!
Submitted Thursday, November 8, 2007 - 12:03am [Dine in]

I went here with on a corporate lunch with 20 other people. The food was very well prepared and delicious. The prices are very reasonable (especially for lunch) with such fine quality food. Service was good. No complaints and will defnitely go back again when I'm in the area.

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Kiyo Sushi11590 Cambie St., #110, Richmond
Best sushi I know.. surprisingly in richmond
Submitted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 8:02pm [Dine in]

Great, authentic, real japanese sushi. The sashimi is fresh, sliced perfectly and yummmmmmmy is all I can say. Service wasn't great the past few times I went but that's probably because they were packed. Still, the food is worth going again.

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Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Great dim sum and lobster congee
Submitted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

As an avid dim sum goer (every weekend and many weekdays when I can't wait for the weekend) I was impressed and excited to have found Prince. The dim sum is freshly made and while the "har gow" (shrimp dumpling) is mediocre, they offer many exciting and new dim sum dishes that make up for it and then some. Among my favorites are the lobster congee, king crab congee, curry cuttlefish (very tender), scallop dumpling and lychee gelitan.
Also, durian lovers: they have a really good durian puff pastry!

This is still a fairly new establishment which means the service is impeccable and the food is great. Like most dim sum places, parking is an issue so go early and make reservations. Try going on a weekday -- it's usually only a 10 min. wait for a table =)

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Toyotomi Japanese Restaurant4121 Hastings St, Burnaby
Good place for lunch
Submitted Wednesday, November 7, 2007 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

I visit Toyotomi on a regular basis for lunch. True, they are not true "japanese" (like most japanese restaurants in the lower mainland they are owned by non-japanese people) and sure the food isn't as authentic as real japanese places but this is definitely steps ahead of the competition in the same catagory. They have some good "special" rolls and decently priced lunch specials. I always receive great service.

If you're looking for a place for a casual lunch with solid food for the price, this is the place.

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