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CreativeMindsVancouverSince January 5, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)


Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Mondo Burger12251 No 1 Road, Richmond
Best Burger I have had in years
Submitted Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 12:56am [Dine in]

Since I go to Papi's every year or so. I decided to try out their Burger Bar for a change. I was in there on a Monday and it was pretty steady for a later afternoon lunch. The girl behind the bar was very nice and helpful. There was 5 of us and we all had something different.

I had a Canuck Burger which has bacon, cheddar, onion rings and BBQ sauce. For the price it was unbelievably good. about $7 with 3 toppings. You really can`t go wrong for that price. Meat was cooked to a nice medium. Not over done at all.

Someone had the BBQ Chicken burger which has a BBQ sauce made with watermelon. So different and delicious.

Crispy snapper burger was also a huge hit at our table. A big piece of snapper with homemade tarter sauce.

We also had fries, yam fries and onion rings to share. I like how their yam fries come out crispy. Where as some places there quite soggy. We had their curry dip and a roasted garlic one as well.

The girl was letting us know about a upcoming beer tasting for 35 dollars. I think I will have to check that out next month for something alittle different.

I would go back for sure. The price for 5 burgers and 4 sides and dips was under 60. Which is a great deal.

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Deuce Bungalow980 Granville Street, Vancouver
Its too bad.....
Submitted Friday, February 26, 2010 - 10:46am [Dine in]

Its really too bad when the food is quite fantastic and the service is so poor, it makes the experience so awful.

I went in for a early dinner with my mom and sister on a Monday night. It was the first week of the olympics. And I understand theres a ton of tourists in town, but that does not excuse poor judgement and lousy service.

We did not drink, which I feel was our first problem. Our server barely came to our table after taking the orders.

We shared a salad with strawberrys and jicama. It was good, dressing was lacking salt but nice combination of flavors. Then came Avocado fries, amazing. 3 nice dips with it. It was a such a surprise. Seafood Tacos, Yum. Calamari, and I believe we all said that, it was the best Calamari any of us had ever had. Lastly we had the halibut entree, perfectly cooked. Great Flavors.

But our food sat up at the pass for 15 minutes while she neglected to notice, and continue to serve random drunk customers. Our water glasses were never topped off. And quality check wasn't her main focus.

When it came time for our bill, we we're all starting to get pissed off. She sets it down and says she put a tip on it. Fine. I thought 15%, the norm. NOPE. 18% I know you actually don't have to pay that. But I decided to say something to her anyways. I started by pointing out we are local and how I work in the industry. Which threw her off guard. And that the food was worth 18% and she wasn't even worth 10. I also said I would have come back on a night where I could enjoy some drinks, but today we were just having a casual dinner. She started to say she would take it off, but the damage has already been done so I paid my bill right to the final penny and left. Seriously unhappy, even though the food was so great. I would not go back. Nor will I tell anyone to go here. Its not worth primadonna attitude or lousy service.
She then stuttered something about taking it off the bill

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Refuel Restaurant1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
I went in for lunch...
Submitted Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

I've had many people over the last year telling me to go to fuel(or refuel). It was never really my top choice of restaurant to go check out. But I thought since I was in the neighborhood I might as well see what all the fuss is about.

The room is nice, the music fits the mood. But for the food and service, I was slightly appalled.

Very unfriendly staff. They were trying, but they didn't come off warm. And that only got worse after I sent back my beets and goat cheese; for being on the verge of turning.

We then had fries, which are fries. Nothing special, not terrible either. Just fries.

After we had the Foi Gra which could have been good. But it was also on the verge of fully souring.

And then for the buttermilk chicken. Nicely coated. Moist. Good flavour. All the sides with it; Biscuits could have been good if they were fully cooked. The gravy had that powdery taste of it being from a package. And the coleslaw is not something I would have ordered on its on.

I would never go back. Its too bad, because I see potential but its just not delivering. From now on I'll stick to my gut when it comes to places like these and avoid at all costs.

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Papi's Ristorante Italiano12551 No.1 Rd., Richmond
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

I went here last weekend with a few friends for dinner. I had never been here before, so I was quite pleasantly surprised.

Our server, a blond women who had a ton of knowledge on wines, suggested we have a nice red wine from somewhere in BC. It was something like Quinta. It was extremely delicious.

We ordered a few appys for the table, Frito Misto- which was different then your usual calamari. Prawns and Artichokes were added to it, which is a nice touch. It was served with a dip that was simple and light, unlike your usual mayo sauce.
Then we had tapenade. Which was our favourite. Not overly salty and a nice balance of flavours.

For mains we had: Osso Buco-which was the special for the night. It was so tender, it melted in your mouth. It was perfect.
A pasta with smoked chicken in a cream sauce, which was super flavourful. The only downside was the noodles could have been cooked just a little less. But we didnt say anything about it, since everything else was great.
Lastly we had the Scallops, which by the way, are the largest scallops Ive ever seen. The server said they were local. Cooked perfectly, super tender, with a orange butter sauce.

To finish off the night, we shared a Brulee, which was Amaretto and Espresso. Nice texture, and flavour was very good.

All in all I would go back for sure.

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Le Nakamura Japanese Dining12480 No. 1 Rd, #130, Richmond
Submitted Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 10:57am [Dine in]

I have eaten here a few times in the last year or so. The Gomae-a is my favorite since they also use Broccoli with it.
The Chicken Kaarage is really tasty with the wasbi dip. My one complaint on the food is the last time I had a tuna roll, they gave me the scrapings of the underbelly and pureed it(it was pasty). I didn't order the negi roll, I ordered a Tuna roll, so that was a little disappointing.

The kitchen staff when you walk in are super friendly, and same with the servers. The only thing there lacking is speed, and organization. A few times, if there busy you see tables left with dirty dishes for way too long.

I probably will still return in the future.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
One of my favourite Asian Restaurants
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

I have been going to Phnom Penh since I was 5 or so. And I can still remember the taste of the Hot and Sour soup with Prawns.

I ate there today, and just like always the food was amazing.

Deep fried Crab rolls are something I crave quite often. We also had the Chicken wings, calamari, Salad Rolls, Ribs, Prawns on sugar cane and of course the Soup. Everything was outstanding.

Service was friendly and efficient.

I will be going back very soon.

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