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cherrybomb143Surrey, bcSince November 5, 2007218 Reviews
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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Nice Lunch
Submitted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

What a lovely place to eat! Right by the water, Aqua Riva's large windows give it a light, breezy feel which automatically makes me feel healthy just stepping inside!

As for food, there's not too much selection on the menu for lunch - mainly salads, pizzas and sandwiches. I ordered the chicken satay salad. While there was no satay (at all) the deep fried chicken skewers were excellent and moist, while the salad was very tasty too. My friends' ravioli and burger were reported to be good.

Recommended for a light lunch.

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Neptune Seafood Restaurant8171 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
Good Value, Great Service!
Submitted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

I vowed never to come back after Neptune once screwed up our reservations (ie. they never booked us)... However, that was years ago and I was convinced to come back for a family birthday party.

FOOD : We had the banquet styled dinner consisting of Sharks Fin Soup, Abalone, sweet soy free range chicken and many other dishes. My favorite was the chicken - I've never tasted anything like it before and is definitely addictive. All dishes were done very well, even down to the noodles. Very flavorful. The food probably deserved 3.5.

SERVICE was where I was pleasantly surprised. From the minute we were shown the room, we had 2 servers dedicated to our party. Wine was opened, poured and refilled. Tea was brought promptly and the wait staff were very professionally trained. They complied with my special request of wheeling in the 2-tiered birthday cake I brought with candles and sparklers, even turning down the lights as requested. I know this doesn't sound like a big deal, but I've held birthday parties in many Chinese restaurants before and have never had such... "cooperation" as I did here, without feeling like I was "bothering" them.

VALUE: At about $1500 for 30 people for a banquet styled menu + some drinks, and considering the food quality / service, I think this was a really good deal. Throw in extras like no corkage charges, no cake plating charges and a private room -- it's almost a bargain.

AMBIANCE is your typical Chinese restaurant. Nothing noteworthy or quirky in decor, but tastefully clean walls, decent washroom and larger private rooms.

Will definitely be short-listed for future events.

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Brunch a la Galerie @ Autumn Brook Gallery1545 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Fresh idea, fresh food.
Submitted Monday, May 11, 2009 - 1:04am [Dine in]

Here's something different - eating in an art gallery. Came here for brunch and wasn't disappointed.

FOOD: actually deserved 3.5 stars. We all had different types of benny's at our table and they were all very well done. The freshness and quality of ingredients really shone through - eggs done beautifully and my bacon was the best I've had by far. Accompanying salad could have used a bit more dressing but all in all a filling and good meal.

Service: Great but could be better. Servers were nice and professional. They may need a few more hands around the kitchen though, as the meal took a bit longer than it should to arrive. Also waited a while for the server to collect the payment.

VALUE: pretty reasonable for under 20 bucks / person.

AMBIANCE: eating good food, with good art around you.. what's not to like?

Recommended for a lazy Sunday.

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Godiva Chocolatier1165 Robson Street, Vancouver
Mmmmm chocolate....
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

I echo the last reviewer's thoughts that the chocolate smoothies were not really worth the 6+ dollars. On both occasions, I thought it tasted powdery and didn't have enough "chocolate" to it. Certainly not what I expected from a chocolatier!

That said, definitely pay Godiva a visit for its chocolates. Especially the truffles. While these tiny morsels are pricey, the richness and flavor of each piece is sure worth it.

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Sun Gong Chinese Restaurant504 Clarke Road, #A, Coquitlam
Not good at all
Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

We tried this place out on a recommendation of being cheap and cheerful. Maybe we didn't order the right dishes, because while it was a couple of bucks less, the food definitely wasn't cheerful.

The sweet and sour pork was one of the worst I've had, comparable to the type they sell in prepackaged containers in grocery stores. Upon closer examination, it seemed the dish was not prepared in a wok - they just added pineapples from a can to deep fried pieces of pork and added the sauce. This is my guess, since the pineapple was on top and didn't have sauce on it. It was also cold and wasn't seared at all.

Vegetables we ordered were better but really was just passable. Rice was hard.

Ambiance normally doesn't really count for a take away place, but professionalism and food safety counts for something to me. There were a couple of tables, one of which had a kid's homework all over it. There was a bucket of chicken sitting on the floor (at least hide it from your customers!!) and tape on the wiring on the counter.

Can't recommend.

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Tsim Chai Noodles8251 Westminster Hwy., #50, Richmond
Expectations Met.
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 2:46am [Dine in]

We came here on a whim, not wanting to wait in line at an old favorite. The restaurant is clean and for a small restaurant, their menu is impressive in size - over 300 items on their take out menu.

We just wanted something quick and easy - ordered the fish congee, chinese donut and beef brisket noodle in soup. Both the congee and the noodle in soup was very good... maybe a bit heavy on the msg, but ingredients were fresh and I really liked the texture of their noodles. Only disappointment was the chinese donut, which wasn't crispy at all and had too much dough for my liking in the centre.

Will be back. I'd like to try them for late-night eats.

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Vault, The5764 176 Street, Surrey
Martini Wednesdays
Submitted Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 3:08am [Dine in]

Came her with some friends after hearing about their martini specials on Wednesdays. We weren't disappointed in that aspect - all of the martinis were great and so cheap! They were inventive and went down smoothly.

The food, unfortunately, wasn't as good. My lobster ravioli tasted more like fish than lobster and was finely shredded, so it lacked that lobster texture I was hoping for. The most disappointing was the sauce, which the menu advertised as an apple brandy cream, but it tasted quite salty with a hint of curry and really overpowered the ravioli. My other friends' steak and ahi tuna were reported to be "ok".

Atmosphere is chic meets kitsch in a kinda warm, cabin, rustic but modern feel. Lots of juxtaposition in decor and interesting room to be in.

I gave value a lower rating because for the same price, there are so many other establishments to choose from that serve higher quality food. The drinks and appies were well-priced and those definitely give good value, but I think the entrees needed some fine tuning for the price.

Will be back for the martinis but will probably order appies to share instead of full dinner next time.

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Joey820 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Don't order the Lobster Grilled Cheese
Submitted Friday, April 10, 2009 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

Came here for a weekday lunch with some coworkers. Joey's has a nice room and sleek, elegant yet casual decor. Service was good, no complaints.

The only issue was the lobster grilled cheese I ordered was extremely disappointing. 4 TINY finger sandwiches with a bowl of mcdonald's-esque fries. Actually, I picked out 2 burnt (black) fries. The lobster in the grilled cheese was non-existent and I had to look for it only to find a few slivers of canned lobster meat among the way too overpowering cheese. The only taste was grease and salt. For Joey's, especially this location, I expected a little better.

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Roxy Burger910 Granville Street, Vancouver
Roxy for drinks? YES!
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 9:17pm [Dine in]

Ok, I have to qualify this review by saying that none of us had any food here. But my friends and I feel that there is a definite lack of affordable downtown lounges where we can have a few drinks and chat without feeling like we're encroaching on a family atmosphere or being in too much of a dive.

The solution? Roxy Burger!

Who knew this old hangout is actually sleek, casual and fun to have a few drinks in. The drinks are too fancy but prices were definitely affordable, being a little lower than other downtown places, yet the staff and patrons are all very friendly.

Definitely will be back and totally recommend.

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Elephant & Castle385 Burrard St, Marine Building, Vancouver
A Good Choice for Lunch
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

Stopped by with some coworkers for a mid-week lunch. I had the meatloaf sandwich with yam fries which was good (not great) but my coworkers' clubhouse and salads looked pretty good. Lots of interesting brews available on the menu as well.

Value-wise, for downtown I think the price is definitely right - they feature several items for just 10 bucks for lunch. I also got to peek into the kitchen from where I was sitting and it looked very clean.

Will recommend next time my coworkers wants to do lunch again.

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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver
All around Wow!
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to this location of Kirin for at least a year now and came for a friends and family dinner. There were a lot of items unique to this location of Kirin on the menu and we decided to do order randomly rather than do the set banquet dinner for our group of 11.

Food: Awesome. Best abalone, rivaled only by another restaurant on Granville, known for this delicacy. We also had the king crab three ways - I liked the spices used in the hot and spicy rendition but thought the garlic king crab was not garlicy enough. The coconut rice in crab shell was very flavorful though. Beef tenderloin was so tender it literally melted in my mouth. Peking duck, seafood and geoduck with veggies, and several other dishes were consistent in quality and all very good.

Service: Excellent. Attentive and professional with no delay or lull between dishes. Plates cleared frequently and hot towels presented were hot (as opposed to some places where it's warm or cold) Our server ended his shift half way through but came to wish us a good evening before he left. His replacement server was just as good.

Ambiance: Used to look pretty nice but the decor is getting dated and in general the restaurant looks a little worn out. Not the best looking but I hear from the manager they're renovating in a few years.

Value: Hard to rate but I gave them 4 stars because they do have featured dishes on special (beef tenderloin was one of them for just 10 bucks) to offset some pricier menu items. The crab and abalone were a little pricier than other restaurants but the quality is unmatched - this is where the chef's skills really shine and I thought it was worth every cent. Also, complimentary dessert was included (I know, a lot of Chinese restaurants do this - but it was a GOOD dessert that I would even pay for: roasted walnut sweet soup with sesame filled dumplings.) We also received complementary roasted nuts as appetizers in the beginning. No corkage charge. Entire dinner for 11 was under $900 before tip. Keeping in mind the drinks, 2 king crabs and abalone, I think the price is very reasonable given the quality.

Would definitely be back especially for banquets and celebratory dinners.

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Kam Do8391 Alexandra Road, #1140, Richmond
The Price is Right~
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

Cheap eats, open late, and very filling. What more can you ask for?

Those looking for a quality meal - this is not the place for you. However, if you are hungry, on a budget but don't feel like McD's, then Kam Do's 3 course meal for under 10 bucks (tips included) is a good choice - at least my friends and I thought so. We came here several times. Quality of the food is bare minimum but edible and definitely filling.

Service and ambiance are expected. Not great but no complaints either. Our orders were taken promptly and we were served promptly. No frills but a nice place to have a sit down meal on a budget.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Hit or Miss but Solid all around.
Submitted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

Came here for a weekday dinner and ordered from the "dinner lite" menu. Quality is about the same as its sister restaurant, Tomokazu on Broadway, but I find the atmosphere in this one more comfortable to sit in. Service here is also better (from this experience anyway). From the minute we walked in, we were greeted and shown to our table promptly. The servers were polite and smiling, even joking around with us.

Onto the food - again like Tomokazu on Broadway, it's hit and miss but in general, fairly priced for fairly ok food.

Good: salmon kama, salmon sashimi (soft and buttery in texture. very, very nice), miso, green salad (with added lemon for a burst of freshness), tuna sashimi (fresh)

Not -so - good: mango pudding (plastic aftertaste), sumonomo salad (1 lonely piece of baby shrimp in a pure vinegar dressing... it was overpowering and sour), korean bbq pork (while tasty, it was quite burnt)

As the previous review mentioned, oysters and seafood motoyaki were served in foil shells instead of real ones. The sushi overall (including lobster sushi) was not very good, but edible.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
It's all about volume here.
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 12:55pm [Dine in]

The rolls aren't the greatest (as in they'll fall apart very easily, especially the large ones that were too thinly sliced) but still tasty.

This is a place where you can get fed for cheap. We ordered several rolls: california, chicken katsu, chopped scallop, spicy tuna, cream cheese w/ mango and smoked salmon, unagi, dynamyte. All were good but what surprised me was the number of pieces that come w/ each roll. For the price, each roll should have been 4 to 6 pieces but we got 8 pieces for each roll. Definitely good value.

Might be back if I'm feeling sushi but watching my budget.

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
No frills, Old Skool Quality Dim Sum
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 6:37pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I discovered this tiny place at the recommendation of family members. While it's not much to look at and screams family run business, it's quite packed for dim sum service all the time....

... and I think I know why. The dim sum is GOOD. Their dumplings are freshly made in house and are comparable to larger, higher end Chinese restaurants in quality. Some dishes like the chicken feet or mango pudding can be improved, but in general, most of the selection is fantastic.

The price is right at $2.75 a plate, any plate (they don't differentiate between sizes so it makes for easy math). Pop and other add-ons are also cheap.

Service is friendly, fast and "old skool" which means they try their best to get you what you want but if all servers are busy, feel free to help yourself to that extra napkin or chopsticks at the filling station. Dim sum is pushed around on carts but what I like is if you ask for a certain item, they quickly locate the cart carrying the item for you in a matter of seconds. If it's not on a cart, they make it and it's on your table within minutes.

I know some might give the ambiance rating a much lower score, but for what it is, all I expect is that the tables and utensils are clean.

Will definitely be back.

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Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant8888 River Road, #150, Richmond
Pretty to look at, Pretty disappointing food
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

I was excited to finally try this place for my friends' wedding banquet after reading the positive reviews. The restaurant looks great with modern,sleek Asian fusion style, so my first impression walking in and sitting down was positive (particularly liked the charger plates).

Service was good. Servers consistently topped up the drinks and did their jobs very efficiently and professionally. I was more impressed by the speed and accuracy at which they split the platters into individual plates for the tables.

Now only if I can say the same about the food.... While again, very nicely presented, the dishes throughout the 12 course banquet were either tasteless or too salty. Sharks fin soup was particularly disappointing with very little flavor in the broth and seemed rushed, maybe overcompensated with MSG instead. I would have rated them a 3 for food, but the squab I had was still had blood spewing out in the middle. That dropped their rating to a 2 for me.

As for value, I do like the ambiance, but feel the food isn't worth the price, especially in Richmond where there are other contending Chinese restaurants of the same calibre.

Might be back but not any time soon.

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Bay Sushi Cafe678 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Today's Special 1
Submitted Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:15am [Dine in]

I come here for lunch fairly often despite the low rating because it's close to my work, it's fast and it's cheap. I always get "Today's Special 1" which consists of 4 rolls, or 16 pieces of sushi.

The quality is definitely lacking but is actually tastier than some other fast food sushi places downtown. The biggest issues I have with the food are:

1) rolls fall apart so easily

2) "Today's Special" is never properly refrigerated per food safe standards. When I order it, they just take it already-made from the counter, beside the register and put it in a bag. I know they have a lot of customers and the turnover is so high that refrigeration isn't necessary but still... something about raw fish not being properly stored worries me.

Still, I haven't gotten sick yet and the price is right at under 7 bucks for a very filling meal.

Service is not great, and it would be nice if there was more order during the lunch rush. For example, it would be great if they separated lines for pre-orders (those who called in) and walk-ins who haven't ordered yet. I was waiting in a long line and finally when it was my turn, a man jumped the queque because he pre-ordered (but still took another 5 min. for them to serve him).

Ambiance is your average fast food sushi joint.

Will be back but will also explore other options.

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Pink Pearl1132 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Not good but cheap.
Submitted Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

Came here for a fundraiser banquet. Tickets were only $30 and after we ate, I understood why. The food quality is below par with a tasteless cold appetizer platter, oily shrimp balls, over cooked fish, and bitter / burnt dessert. Dishes were "old school" as the previous post mentioned (which unfortunately in my mind says "no presentation" however, they were a fairly good size.)

Service was great from one server, but not so great from another. Wait staff weren't rude, and they get you what you need but you can tell they weren't specifically trained.

Not much ambiance here so those thinking of coming here to impress guests, don't. Dirty and chipped plates are common here. The room looks ok but is dated. The bathroom was nice and clean though.

Not going to be back unless I have to for another event.

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Nice Find, Just Really Loud
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

Came here for lunch on a weekday and tried the spaghetti w/ kobe meatballs. For 15 bucks I definitely didn't expect the meatballs to be made of real kobe beef, but still.. they didn't have much flavor. The spaghetti was pretty good though. Only concern is I felt really thirsty and dry after wards which is normally how I feel after eating at a low budget Chinese restaurant -- makes me wonder how much MSG was in the food (and shocking since I didn't think Italian places use MSG)

Ambiance: Nice room. Really loud. My friends and I were pretty much shouting at each other the whole time.

Service: Ok and as expected but in general the servers didn't seem as polished as other downtown establishments. They were a bit intrusive at times.

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Bubble World4300 Kingsway, #1, Burnaby
OK but nothing special
Submitted Monday, February 9, 2009 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

My friends and I were unsure of what to eat late night Friday and passed by Bubble World. Since we're very familiar with their Surrey location, we thought it would be a safe choice....

Food: Was ok and as expected but nothing special or inventive. Maybe I come here too much but it would be nice if they had a changing feature menu =) The quality was not the greatest but being one of the few places open at 1am, it got the job done. Bubble tea was definitely not as good as some other places (in Richmond) but again, being in Burnaby, not bad at all.

Service was minimal although we didn't really need anything from the server. They gave us a menu and took our order promptly.

Ambiance: Your average bubble tea cafe, perhaps a little worn out because they're so busy. The only issue I had was that it was fairly stuffy when we walked in, and there was a heavy food odor which wasn't really pleasant....Might be time for a face lift and a vent?

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