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chicavancouverSince June 2, 200536 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
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  • Value2.5 (2.6)
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Displaying 21 - 36 of 36 Reviews Found
Cookies Of Course555 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
good food, service varies on time of day
Submitted Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 6:19pm [Dine in]

First of all, I absolutely love the chocolate chip muffins at this place, and I agree with everyone else that the muffins are DEFINiTELY way better than TimmyHo's. However, the last time I went there, I wanted to purchase 1/2 a dozen chocolate chip muffins for my kids and I, and so I ordered 6 of the muffins. However, the guy who was behind the counter was such a jerk! First he thought that I wanted to purchase 1/2 a muffin, i mean how can anyone buy 1/2 a muffin? So then I told him, 6 MUFFINS PLEASE! He then demanded to know Why I wanted 6 muffins, and he kept on telling me that He was not going to make anymore muffins. I was like, Do I really care? I just want to buy the 6 freakin muffins and leave! So then I bought the 6 muffins and left. So I probably won't ever go back, I mean, the majority of the people who work there are pretty nice, but that guy just irritated and embarassed me so much, that I would not come back, even though I work in the office upstairs. I would probably go to TimmyHo's to get a muffin, it won't taste that good, but at least I won't get harassed for buying 6 muffins!

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Boss Bakery & Restaurant, The4800 Kingsway, #238, Burnaby
okay food with grouchy hostess
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

First of all, this location is always packed with people.....so expect long waits during mall hours. The hostess is downright rude and obnoxious. She yells at the customers if they ask her for anything, and she is also very sarcastic to parents with strollers. She laughs at the staff if they make mistakes, and she does not properly train the new waitresses, she just stands there to laugh and pick at the newer staff. When you ask her for the bill, she literally throws the bill at you, and yells a very ungrateful, "Thank-you" with a frown,. The food is pretty good though, like the satay chicken chowmein and the chicken spaghetti. However, I do agree that after renovations, most of the prices for the dishes have been quite steep. For example $9.50-$12.50 for chowmein or fried rice. Also the breakfast sets are ridiculously priced at $7.95 for a crappy tasting coffee, small piece of meat with "two" eggs( so they claim, but it seems much less than 2), a small cup of noodles, and a boring slice of dry toast with butter.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill4075 Main Street, Vancouver
overly salty
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2008 - 8:41pm [Dine in]

first of all, its a nice cozy joint on main street, with mediocre food and service. the servers that work here are annoying because they're always in a hurry to collect ur dishes and then give u ur bill as soon as possible. the food is alright, but its really pricey, i mean $6.80 for appetizer sized deep fried squid....where one can get a nice one for only $3 at Simply Delicious. i had the albacore tuna sashimi , the chicken kebab,and the chicken karrage. the tuna sashimi is quite fresh, but its really thinly sliced and the chicken karrage comes with a minimal amount of deep fried chicken bits. the chicken kabob is really salty. for the price of the dishes and the small sizes, i would probably not return....by the way, we're in a resession.

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Cactus Club Cafe4653 Kingsway, Burnaby
overpriced pretty hole in the wall
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

Had a steak with mashpotatoes and asparagus. Steak was nicely flavoured, but overpriced, like $23 for a tiny palm sized steak, whereas, a steak that is larger would be approximately $20-$25 at The Keg. Yam fries were $ 7.50....pretty pricy. I don't think the Rob Feenie menu adds anything spectacular to the already rather dry menu Cactus had before. Drinks were delicious, had the Crantini, Soho-tini, and Strawberry-tini (note: these aren't the EXACT names, but a very precise/definite description). Service was okay, not too bad. If you want small portions, but love really cool drinks, this is the place for you....oh yeah, and the really nice, but EXTREMELY small washroom!

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Michele Cake Shop6033 West Boulevard, Vancouver
meh
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

OK..I agree on the fact that the portuguese egg tarts are the best in Vancouver, but the other baked goods are totally not worth it. I mean, one tiny slice of blueberry "cheesecake" is like $3.00, and it does not have any hint of cheesecake flavour at all. It just tastes like sweetened creamy bluish jello...."yum?". The chocolate mousse cake tastes like chocolate jello, and the chocolate flakes on the cake tastes like cheap waxy chocolate. Also, the service is ok, since this place is pretty busy, the servers can get a bit irritated and rude as well. I rather go for a walk up to Sweet E's, in which their baked goods are absolutely decadent and a place that uses quality ingredients, with chocolate that tastes like REAL chocolate,satisfying both the eyes and the mouth.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Nice atmosphere, but poor service
Submitted Tuesday, November 18, 2008 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

First of all, came by on a Saturday night, and this place was packed. Server took down our names, and told us that the wait would be only 10-20 minutes, but we had to wait for 40 minutes. Although the ambiance is hip and trendy, it did not compensate for the lack of service and the food. When we finally gotten seated, the hostess gave us our menus, but did not offer us any drinks or water. When we finally decided on what to order, we had to wait 25 minutes for our server to show up, and when he did, he did not even apologize. We ordered 2 appys, and 3 entrees, and some drinks. The drinks came out fast, but the appys took forever, and so we flagged down the manager, and she told us that it was coming. And it did finally arrive, and the appys were delicious-spinach/artichoke dip and kobe burgers. However, when we were done appys, I told our server that I wanted another drink, and he said okay, and then placed my glass beside the booth, and walked away. Then we waited another 30 minutes for our entrees. The entrees were alright, portions were adequate. However, the salmon was extremely salty, and the seabass was slightly tasteless. My friend ordered a caesar salad, and there was just 6 thinly sliced pieces of chicken. Although the manager did give us a "free appy" for the long wait that we experienced, I probably would not go to this location again. We should have just went to the one on English Bay, with beautiful beach scenery, instead of Yaletown's snobby hostesses/servers that think they're "just too beautiful" to do their job ( which is serving, of course) properly.

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Koon Bo Restaurant5682 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Not worth it!!!
Submitted Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

First of all, service was okay, there was no hostess to great us, and no one to sit us, until my mother frantically waved at one of the waiters. They cleaned up our plates once, and that was probably the only serviced we had.

Food- we ordered Fried spicy prawns, scallop and gai lan, house special beef tenderloin( the sweet and sour kind), smoked black cod, roasted squab and chicken jellyfish salad. The smoked black cod was the only dish that was good. The fried spicy prawns were too fishy, it seemed unfresh and the prawns are tooo small! The gai lan had lots of yellow flowers in it, so its old, and stringy, and did not taste like vegetables at all. The beef smelt too much like meat tenderizer, and the beef was overcooked and fatty, considering the dish is $18.95. The chicken jellyfish salad had too much fried crispy wonton pieces and too much chicken skin...it lacked the jellyfish and white chicken meat.

Ambiance-nothing special, it was actually kind of dark, but not in a romantic kind of way.

Value- not worth it, spent like $150 including tips for low-quality food and service. I can get better value food at chinese fast-food take out places. Also, they charge you $6 for a tiny pint of rice!!

Probably not going to go back, there are far more better chinese restaurants in the Lower Mainland

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill823 Denman St, Vancouver
they dont respect customers!!!
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 7:46pm [Dine in]

First of all, the seats are soo uncomfortable, and the servers PRY all over you when you forget to take off your shoes. Since its a "bbq" place the ventilation(?) sucks, at times, its rather hard to breathe. The servers are not attentive, they just want you to order, eat fast, pay and get the hell out!! We had a max time of 1.5 hrs, and when we still had 1/2 hr left, the servers took the people for the next reservation to stand around our table. Also, the food is nothing special, the portions are small and rather expensive!! the chicken skewer is absolutely tasteless, while the chicken wing, looks like it had been blanched before being bbqed is SOO salty!! the yakiudon was stirfried with traces of fatty pork(really disgustingly fatty!!) and traces of vegetables, all for $8!! I would never come here again!! I'd rather go to some place more promising like Simply Delicious!!!

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Marble Slab Creamery1184 Denman Street, #103, Vancouver
okay for first timers
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

Okay, the ice-cream isn't all that bad, its kinda like blizzards @ DQ, but less tasty, and you have to wait a long time for the ice-cream. The ice-cream is quite pricey: like $7 for 1 topping with a dipped waffle cone( extra $2); in which the server had not mention. The waffle cones were stale, and not crispy because by the look of things, they had made too many the previous days, and its been sitting around, exposed to air. The chocolate that was dipped on the waffle cone tasted like wax and plastic, and NOT at all like chocolate. I did not like the staff because like the previous review had said, they have no experience what so ever. Whats really ridiculous is that they offer banana splits for $8 plus tax!!!

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Tokyo Ichiban3380 Lansdowne Rd, #170, Richmond
a waste of time and money
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

We were first greated with a big warm smile from our hostess, and after when we told her we wanted to eat the AYCE menu, her smile wore down to a frown. We ordered dishes such as sushi, and kitchen items, such as chicken yakitori, tofu, yakisoba etc. But they kept on feeding us sushi, especially when we order 4 ebi nigiri sushi, they gave us cheaper ones, like tamago(egg). The food took forever, about 40 mins for each time we ordered, and the service was not at all friendly. The servers made sure that the people who did not eat AYCE, got their teas refilled and their plates were picked up. Totally not a worthwhile experience, would never set foot in this restaurant again!!!

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
Not great
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Yea, the portions are really small, and the lemon grass chicken is really dry and bland. I think the ambiance is nice though. I would prefer to go to Vietnamese Restaurant on Main Street and King Edward, because their portions are huge for its price.

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Capstone Tea & Fondue1429 Robson Street, Vancouver
my oh my
Submitted Friday, June 1, 2007 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

Well, we ordered a Matcha smoothie and a FRESH fruit strawberry smoothie. Both smoothies were made with too much ice, and not enough fruit and/or flavouring. I saw for my strawberry smoothie, the server who was making it, gave more strawberries to another customer who ordered the same thing as me. For my supposedly "FRESH_FRUIT" strawberry smoothie, they gave me lots of milk, huge amounts of ice, like 3 small chunks of strawberry, and lots of flavored powder. It was disgusting, tasted chalky, milky, icy, and did not at all taste like strawberries. Also I waited 30 mins for my drinks, even though we were the only customers. I recommend going to DragonBall on Oak Street, because its cheaper and it tastes way better. For the fondue, they give you only little chunks of food, and they never want to refill your plate, even though it says" All you can eat". The service is terrible, the servers working there are extremely crabby and the service is downright slow. The fondue chocolate is really watery, I saw that they used Belgian Callebaut chocolate from Superstore bulk foods section, because of the bag that the server poured it from. I rather have fondue at home, or go to some other place!! Terrible place!!

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Wing Nuts4444 Main Street, Vancouver
expensive and not worth it
Submitted Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

Yea, first of all they're only just chicken, you can fry it yourself and pour some wicked sauce on it for so much cheaper. Also i dun see the big fuss of coming here, its not even that tasteful, try these recipes at home yourself, its a no brainer!

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Cafe D'Lite3144 W. Broadway, Vancouver
expensive and not worth it
Submitted Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 8:41pm [Dine in]

First of all, the ambiance is like eating in a large handicapped washroom. Also the food is expensive and not worth it, The chicken is all thigh meat and they still charge you $10 for half a chicken and 1 bowl of hainaise chicken rice. IF you want this kind of food try HUGO on Cambie and 16th!

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Duffins Donuts4898 Main, Vancouver
not tooo good
Submitted Sunday, June 19, 2005 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

Yea, The donuts are small and unfresh, too much yeast and not enough flour. Also, the fillings are so less, you cant really taste it. they do have many types of donuts, but they alll taste the same. I recommend Safeway doughnuts at Oakridge, now thats a good deal!

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Queen's Park Chinese Restaurant4818 Main, Vancouver
absolutely a must
Submitted Thursday, June 2, 2005 - 12:56pm [Dine in]

The dimsum is absolutely delicious, at $2/plate. Dinner selections are vast and abundunt, the food is always hot and tasty,
I recommend this place anytime!

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