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cherrybomb143Surrey, bcSince November 5, 2007218 Reviews
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3 (3)
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Han Woo Ri5740 Imperial St., Burnaby
Authentic and Tasty!
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

Visited Han Woo Ri for the first time and had the BBQ set dinner with some friends. The BBQ itself was pretty good, but what we really loved was the salad and noodle dishes that came with the meal. Very authentic and full of flavor.

The dessert soup at the end is an acquired taste and I personally didn't really like the "fishyness" combined with the sweetness, but those who love it (like the friends I was with) really love it!

Recommended if you're in the area.

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Tapioca Express8388 Capstan Way, #1438, Richmond
Mediocre
Submitted Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

I'm always amazed when finding a new bubble tea place in Richmond - how many more can there really be? We tried Tapioca Express with some friends on a late Saturday night. The brown sugar milk tea I ordered was not as flavourful as I liked, and mainly just sweet. My friends' concoctions were reported to be passable. What we did like was the deep fried spicy squid - I liked how they served it with basil.

Service was hard to rate because the set-up is a cafeteria-styled hang out, where orders are taken at the counter then picked up by the customer once their number was called. I rated it a 3 because my order was taken promptly. Those looking to be waited on should look elsewhere.

Prices were average, but the quality was nothing special.

All in all, It's not bad at all... just that so many other places in Richmond are better.

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La Casita101 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Authentic!
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 5:15pm [Dine in]

Ever since I was spoiled with great Mexican food on my travels, I've often looked for restaurants in Vancouver serving up really good Mexican cuisine.

Finally, I got to give La Casita a try and am happy to say it's fairly authentic and delicious! Food actually deserves 3.5 stars. The tortilla soup was just right and came full of goodies, unlike other places that just give you the broth and a few strips of tortilla. Fajitas were flavourful and the spices used in the enchillada remind me of Mexico - not really sure what it is, but definitely not found everywhere. Mole sauce may have been a tinge too sweet, lacking some of the richness of the spices, but still very good.

Prices were reasonable for the amount of food - I'd say two small eaters can easily share 1 combo platter. Drink of the day (watermelon juice) was only 2 bucks and alcoholic beverages are fairly reasonable at 6 dollars.

No complaints on service.

Will definitely be back!

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Il Uk Jo15188 Fraser Highway, Surrey
I'll Pass on This One
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

I came here a couple of months ago as they changed ownership but didn't write a review because it wasn't a great experience. Seeing the great reviews posted below, I felt I had to share my experience.

We ordered from the AYCE menu. The food was in general ok, but nothing spectacular and I wouldn't say that it's better than other AYCEs in Richmond at all. In fact, portions were small, the rolls were mediocre, and the biggest issue I had was that it wasn't fresh. Menu also had limited selections.

Service was ok, but there was a small language barrier as the server spoke very little English.

Tables were sticky and dishes were dirty.

Won't be back.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Fresh Sashimi, Mediocre Sushi
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 1:44am [Dine in]

Heard a lot of good things about this place, so we tried it on a busy Saturday night. At first impressions, the ambiance is so-so, much like a cafeteria-style Japanese place.

We ordered the three person sushi combo as well as assorted deluxe sashimi and miso soup. The miso soup was a bit too salty for my taste, but apparently that's the way they serve it in Japan (says my Japanese friend). Sashimi was good - definitely very fresh. The sushi rolls were tasty, particularly the scallop rolls, but the chef must not have been very experienced as many of the rolls fell apart very easily.

Service was ok... no frills here, but they did refill the tea and bring the food promptly.

Might come back if we're in the area.

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
Great Value!
Submitted Friday, September 4, 2009 - 11:56am [Dine in]

My family and I weren't able to book another restaurant so decided to come here instead. First impression was that they're a bit disorganized, without an actual maitre'd station, but one of the servers found and seated us promptly.

We tried the duck, steak and salmon. All were done well. Particularly enjoyed the mash potatoes and all of the desserts were excellent! Food probably deserves 3.5 stars.

Ambiance was ok, but I got kind of a bar feel to it from the washrooms.
Perhaps a better place to bring your friends or group for a girls night out, rather than family dining, although there were people of all ages in the room.

Value: Three course menu for 25 bucks - for a downtown location, the quality of food presented, I'd say this is the best value there is.

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Pho Queen8368 Capstan Way, #1318, Richmond
Yummy Home-style Pho
Submitted Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

Finally, a pho place without (or maybe with very very little) MSG. My family and I tried the various pho's, a duck soup and bamboo noodle soup and some shrimp tempura rolls. Pho broth was very home-style and perhaps some may say it's lacking flavour but the notes for spices are subtle and I enjoyed it. Drinks were pretty good too - I really enjoyed my avocado shake.

Service was as good as it needs to be for a casual pho place. The chandalier was definitely a surprise (probably left over from the previous establishment?).

Would probably go back if I were in the neighbourhood.

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Shady Island Seafood Bar & Grill3800 Bayview Street, #112, Richmond
Cheap on Ketchup
Submitted Sunday, August 30, 2009 - 12:43am [Dine in]

Took a trip to Steveston and couldn't resist having a bite on the patio before the summer weather disappears. This was our first visit to Shady Island.

The food was ok - we tried the salmon burger and the fish n chips. The burger was good but we found some bones in it. The batter on my fish was crispy but the fish was a bit tough inside. The fries were fairly good (fresh and crunchy but not greasy). Only problem was ketchup seemed to be scarce. Both dishes had fries with it, but only I was given a tiny cup of ketchup, which my bf shared with me. We asked the server 3 times for more ketchup and finally received it another miniscule cup which was barely enough.

Service took a hit because of the ketchup incident, but also because it took a while to get seated.

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
The Worst AYCE Yet
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

I admit it. I was checking on this restaurant every time I was in Metrotown to see whether it had opened yet. With such a convenient location, I was really hoping it would be better than its predecessor. Sadly, the food quality was so low (even for AYCE) there's no way I'd go back. Here's why:

-Hokkaigai still had sand in it
-Yakitori was raw in the middle pieces
-Short ribs were still bloody around the bone area
-Hot foods were barely warm at best
-Edamame was frozen. Literally.
-All tempura (ebi and veggie) was mush.. like it was frozen and heated in the oven, since it was cold and there was not even a drop of oil on it at all?
-BBQ Corn was basted with reused oil from the deep fryer as we can taste the gyoza, meat and whatever other fried food that was in the oil
-Beef sashimi sliced rather thickly, and too chewy, no sauce

It may not sound believable that almost all of the items on the menu were bad (only good dishes was the teriyaki chicken and salmon sashimi), but I draw the line at food safety as a good indication.

Service and ambiance was fairly good as drinks were refilled on time and the restaurant is newly renovated. It's a shame the food can't even be at par.

Will never recommend.

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Fresgo Inn Restaurant & Bakery10102 King George Highway, Surrey
Old Skool, Cheap and Cheerful
Submitted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 11:15pm [Dine in]

Who knew places like this still exist in 2009?! I was happily surprised when my bf and I ventured into Fresgo - a cafeteria-styled restaurant with 80's (?) decor and budget-priced food.

At first glance, the prices seem average (ie. 10 bucks for a spaghetti and meatballs) but then we received the food. The portions are HUGE. Giant platter huge. My bf and I shared the dish and only finished half (including 2 garlic toasts that came with it) and were stuffed... I'd even go as far to say that this ONE meal can feed a family of four if the parents are moderate eaters with small kids.

Granted, you get what you pay for in terms of food quality, but it's definitely edible.

Doesn't seem like the cleanest place (table was sticky, something unidentifiable stuck to one of the garlic toast, dining area definitely needs a face lift...) but great dining value, and something different to try when you just want to get full and go easy on your wallet doing so.

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Numero Uno4250 Kingsway, #R7, Burnaby
New Location - Not as Good as Downtown but Still Good!
Submitted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

My bf told me about this new location of Numero Uno which happens to be my favorite pizza so had to try it out.

Service is as good - not expecting much from a pizza place, but staff were friendly and even said they would deliver to Surrey (I don't think they know how far Surrey actually is....) =)

Food-wise, we had one slice of spicy beef and another of the beef / blue cheese. The crust was good but in general, it tasted a bit bland compared to the downtown location. Not sure why. The only other complaint is that the food lamps used to keep the pizzas food safe are definitely not hot enough. I hope they get a real pizza warmer soon.

Value - a bit more costly than the downtown location at 2 bucks / slice but I appreciate that they don't get nearly as much foot traffic as downtown so the prices reflect that. Fair value.

Ambiance gets a 4 star rating because it's probably the "fanciest" take out / delivery type pizza joint I've been to. The space used to be a Taco Del Mar, something I suspected when I saw the colour combo on the walls, mural and tables/ chairs. I later confirmed this as the signs on the recycling bin still have the Taco Del Mar logo on them. Everything is very clean, new, and best of all, there's a giant big screen TV!

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South Ocean Seafood Restaurant4751 Garden City Road, #150, Richmond
Ohhh the rice... and the noodles!
Submitted Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

We were delightfully surprised when we had a large group for dinner here. This is an older Chinese restaurant, and even though they have renovated, the decor is not as sleek or modern as other Chinese restaurants in the Richmond area.

However, the food was very good. We ordered the banquet meal - the cold platter, scallops, mushroom & veggie, lobster and chicken were all solid. What stood out for me were the fish and steamed prawns (extremely fresh and cooked perfectly!). What surprised all of us was the rice wrapped in a lotus leaf and noodles at the end were FANTASTIC! Normally, by the time most get to the noodles/ rice stage, everyone's too full to really want to eat it. But we finished both heaping dishes! The noodles were fried perfectly and not oily at all. The rice was somewhat different and I loved the lotus leaf aroma in it.
Only dish I wouldn't recommend is the squab, which was ok, but wasn't crispy enough on the outside.

Service was great. We were well-attended, plates were changed and dishes came at a good pace.

Recommended for a casual dinner.

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Century Restaurant & Bar432 Richards Street, Vancouver
Good value, Nice Space
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

Checked out Century for lunch from friends' recommendations. At first I was a little worried about the neighborhood, but the inside is pretty neat - I'm told it was converted from an old bank and even has a room that used to be a vault!

The food was pretty good; not fantastic but better than your average lunch fare and at fairly reasonable prices for downtown. No complaints on the salad, or sheppard's pie, although I did feel really thirsty after so wondered if there was some msg in there. All in all, very reasonable - lunch for two for under 30 bucks including drinks.

Service was friendly and attentive, glasses filled ample times.

Will return.

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Hon's Wun Tun House268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Hon's went downhill
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 12:12am [Dine in]

UPDATE from my previous review a year ago. They were pretty consistent throughout the year, but the last few times I visited, the food quality and service started a downward slide. Came back to Hon's and today was the last straw. Nothing earth shattering happened, but maybe that's the problem - it took several minutes before anyone came to seat us, though we made eye contact with several hon's staff. The wonton soup ordered seemed like the cook forgot the salt, but the fried noodle was really salty and the fried rice noodles weren't even fried... it just had some congealed orange sauce on it and tasted flavorless.

Couldn't get the bill as all of the servers were busy (perhaps not their fault because they seemed really stressed and overworked) and finally had to walk up to the counter and pay.

Sad to say, I don't think I'll be back...

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Fishermans Terrace Seafood Restaurant4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3580, Richmond
A little too prepared...
Submitted Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

Today I tried out Fisherman's Terrace again, this time for Father's Day dinner. As with all busy restaurants on Father's day, we were worried that the food would come slowly.... to my surprise, the food not only came quickly, it came a little TOO fast.

We had the sharks fin soup, abalone, fish, chicken / duck, and a spicy veggie dish. I was literally only on the second spoonful of my sharks fin soup when the abalone was placed on the table. We felt so rushed, trying to down the soup before the abalone got cold. The other dishes also came before we finished the abalone but they forgot the rice until we asked them for it.

As for quality of food... not so great. The veggie dish and the fish was good, but the chicken was under cooked and red! Now, I know chinese soy chicken often has the redish bones which is normal, but this chicken was bleeding onto the dish... it was pretty gross (not to mention dangerous to eat!) Both sharks fin and abalone were mediocre at best.

Ambiance is nice, but the washroom (doubled as a storage room) really didn't fit the restaurant.

I'm glad we didn't have to wait for the food, but the rushed service was almost just as bad. Seemed like they wanted us to get in, get out so they can turn over the table for higher profit. I understand it's busy on Father's Day, but at a restaurant that's supposedly "upper caliber" I feel they should think of the customers' enjoyment first.

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Felico's Restaurant8140 Leslie Road, Richmond
Great big platters! Yummy food, Easy on the Wallet.
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 5:14pm [Dine in]

Food: Our party of 4 ordered 2 Felico's platter which consisted of lamb, chicken souvlaki, pita bread and hummous, greek salad, calamari, cocktail shrimp and stuffed shrimp with crab meat. This also came with rice, potatoes and veggies. The shrimp with crab meat and lamb were done extremely well. Chicken souvlaki was a bit too salty but over all quality should actually be 3.5 stars.

Service: I'm surprised to see the reviews below about bad service. Our server was great. Pleasant, non-intrusive and helpful. Perhaps it was because it was a weeknight and they weren't as busy?

Ambiance: they renovated since I was there last (Which was a while ago) so fairly nice for a casual sit down meal.

Value: for 15 bucks pp (we had a coupon), we were stuffed with a huge portion to take home for lunch the next day. Drinks are reasonably priced and no complaints on the food's quality.

Recommended! I'll be back!

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
Cute Little Place
Submitted Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

Cute little dessert place. We tried the vanilla raspberry cheesecake and a chocolate ganache cake with chocolate mousse in the middle. The cheesecake tasted fresher but the ganache wasn't bad at all - very chocolatey. The teas (both hot and cold) were of fairly high quality and altogether tasty. My only food complaint was the cheese and cold cuts platter which featured balognae - seemed a bit out of place at a fine establishment.

Service and value were ok, no complaints.
May be back but probably not any time soon as there are so many other places to try.

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Lux At Caprice965 Granville Street, Vancouver
What a great looking space!
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 6:01pm [Dine in]

My first impression walking into Lux was that it was a great looking space - posh and trendy. We were the only ones there on a weeknight, so service was definitely good, if not too good (a bit intrusive but I suppose she must have been bored)

Food was good - had the featured 3 course menu for 25 bucks: crab lolipops, hallibut and the strawberry mousse tart. The lolipops had a distinguishable crab meat in it and went will with the sauce. Halibut was so-so in taste. Very light, and maybe missing some "oomph". The tart was very good. My friend's appie with shrimp and scallops was amazing, though.

I thought value was pretty good considering we were full and the dessert was a lot bigger than I'd expected. For the quality of the food and the setting, I'll be back as long as they have the special.

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Pearl Castle3779 Sexsmith Road, #1128, Richmond
Disappointed
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 1:14am [Dine in]

I've been to Pearl Castle a few times but always during the day, or at most, for early dinner. My friends and I came in this time around 11pm and boy, was it a different experience.

I tried ordering 2 drinks of which the server said they were out of. I chose a 3rd drink but the server came back and told me there were no more pearls. How can a bubble tea place run out of pearls? Shouldn't they keep stock of these essentials? Or perhaps they were too lazy to make more seeing how they were closing soon?

Speculation aside, my friend's drink arrived but they had given him coconut jelly instead of grass jelly. The server then came to confirm that he wanted his Ginger Tea hot instead of cold. When he said yes, she said "are you sure?" several times, which is strange because the menu lists both hot and cold for this drink.

Quality of the drinks were pretty good but not the best. I want to come back but the lack of customer care is kind of a turn off. The kicker was that my drink was still at regular price even without the pearls when I got the bill. I know it's only 75 cents, but why am I paying for something that I didn't get (and it was the restaurant's fault)? That just shows they don't care =(

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Urban Sushi909 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Take Away Sushi
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 12:58am [Dine in]

Tried Urban for the first time for a take away team lunch.

Mediocre but still tasty food ... We had several rolls of sushi, the unagi which was fairly good. Sashimi was fresh but not the best by far, karaggae, tempura and edamame were ok.

I rated service as a 3 because they delivered on time and really, that's all I expect from take out orders.

Couldn't really rate ambiance as this was take away, but the place is on the smaller side, so perhaps great for lunch or a quick dinner but definitely not a place to bring out of town guests.

Will probably be back but with so many choices out there, nothing really stands out at Urban for me.

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