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cvproBurnabySince June 7, 20109 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Rain Flower Seafood Restaurant3600 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Worst wedding banquet in my life
Submitted Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 11:53pm [Dine in]

I'm 45 years old so I've had my fair share of wedding banquet over the years. I regret to say that the wedding banquet I went to at this restaurant was the worst I have ever experienced! It was a pretty big wedding - 40 tables and the restaurant was not equipped to handle it.

Invite was for 6pm but food service did not begin until after 8pm. By the time I left at 10:30 they had not yet served the rice, noodles, or dessert. During dinner, no one came to refill drinks and plates were changed only once. The food was horrible. Everything was there: crab claws, lobster, rock cod, etc. but everything tasted weird. The ingredients had no taste or some very wrong texture. You know there's a problem when over 60% of the lobster is sitting on the table and no one wants to eat it!

The environment was horrible because it was EXTREMELY HOT! It got so bad that the parents of the wedding couple had to apologize to the crowd. Everyone was fanning themselves and a bunch of people left the building to hang out in the parking lots. None of the restaurant staff provided cold drinks to the tables.

I'm pretty confident this place is going to go out of business soon.

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Hakkaku Ramen4530 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Best ramen I've had so far
Submitted Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

This place is a serious challenge to the popular ramen restaurants by Denman and Robson in Vancouver.

I've been going here since it first opened. At the time, there were few customers and I was afraid it would eventually close down. 6 months later, customers started coming in and now the place is thriving - thank goodness because I hate having to drive downtown for a bowl of ramen.

First thing I have to say is that this place is CLEAN! We have a toddler and almost everyplace we go to - the restaurant baby high chair is filthy. Here it is spotlessly clean! This is a first good sign.

The menu is fairly simple and the prices are very good though they have recently changed the menu and I'm told some prices have changed but I haven't noticed the change. I normally order the vegetable shio ramen with extra cha-siu topping. I like this combo because the bowl comes loaded with a nice variety of vegetables (got to get my fibre) while the cha-siu topping keeps my carnivore cravings satisfied. The soup is very nice and not as salty as what I would find at Kintaro.

Service is very expedient and friendly though sometimes the server(s) get overwhelmed when the place if full. Usually there is only one server working there.

One time, my wife had a little bit of ramen left over and asked for it to be packed up. By mistake the server discarded it and the manager offered to take the entire amount off of our bill. This type of service would be unheard of in many other restaurants of this type.

This place deserves your business. Go there and try it out!

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Takano Japanese Noodle Cafe3242 Westwood Street, #100, Port Coquitlam
Don't believe the hype - This is bad ramen
Submitted Friday, May 16, 2014 - 9:20pm [Dine in]

I read the reviews and decided to give this place a try. I was a bit concerned because I was arriving at 12:05pm in the middle of the lunch rush and thought I might have to line up. To my surprise, when I got there, the place was empty.

Before the meal:
Pulled my chair out to sit down and the top of it came apart.
Menu was old and falling apart with stickers on stickers of price changes over time.
Table had some sticky film on top that seemed impossible to clean.
Prices were quite high relative to non-Downtown Vancouver ramen stores.
Ordered the vegetable ramen and side of Cha-Siu
Friends that were eating with me ordered the Teriyaki chicken on noodles from the menu. The server said "no noodles only rice."

Food:
I would have to say this is the worse bowl of ramen I have ever had. The soup was bland and tasteless and the vegetable consisted of ramen, cabbage, and sprouts. That's all. The Cha-Siu pieces were small and appeared to have been boiled a long time ago and kept in a fridge somewhere. Also, the bowl that the food was served in was old, scratched and half the inside design worn out from use. I should have taken a photo!

Service:
By the time we were eating, there were about 4 other customers there. My friends had to ask for a knife repeatedly from the server who kept walking on by. Eventually I was able to stop her and ask for a knife to which she replied "we don't have knives!"

This place is a dive and does not deserve your business.

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Denny's500 Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Good if it is late night and you have no other choice
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2013 - 8:40pm [Dine in]

Denny's does a good job of promoting their free Birthday Grand Slam offer. Unlike some other restaurants that have restrictive criteria for their "free" meals, Denny's actually comes through. For that, I commend them.

I came here the other day for my wife's birthday and she was treated with a free Birthday Grand Slam (2 each of pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs, and some hashbrowns). I ordered the same for myself. Service was quick and efficient though it seemed that the servers were running around pretty hard because the place was packed (Saturday morning). The server missed our drink order and had some issues with the billing but other than that he was pleasant though a bit rushed.

The food came quickly and was exactly what we ordered. The pancakes were good and came with a generous amount of butter. The eggs were pretty small - I would guess medium or small eggs. Sausages were small and had a bit of a rancid taste to them - like when oil starts to go bad. Bacon was standard fare and hash browns were fried shoestring potatoes.

Compared to other branded breakfast options, I'd rank Denny's among the lowest. The restaurant has really not changed for as long as I have known it (about 30 years) and the food is lacklustre. For the price you pay, there are many better choices, among them, independents such as Joe's Grill. Where Denny's wins out is the convenience of their operating hours.

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Joe's Grill3048 Main Street, Vancouver
Every menu item is Great!
Submitted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

I have been going to Joe's Grill for over four years - ever since I read the great reviews for the restaurant on Dinehere.ca. Every menu item I have ever tried, believe me I have tried a lot, has been rewarded with good sized portions and tasty food. I'm glad they opened this new Main Street location so that I no longer need to head downtown or to Kitsilano to get my diner fix.

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Taste of Asia, A4532 Hastings St, Burnaby
One of the best values in North Burnaby
Submitted Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - 11:57pm [Dine in]

I eat here quite frequently because it offers great value. Small team of husband & wife that offer friendly service and good food. No menu items over $10 and likely the lowest priced Pho you can find in Vancouver. I usually rate restaurants based on how thirsty I feel afterwards or if I get diarrhea the next day. Happy to say that neither has happened from all the times I've eaten here. Unlike most Asian restaurants, this place seems to have very little MSG in their food. Favourites include their lemon grass chicken, house special pho, and any of the lunch or dinner combos. Added bonus is on a busy day, you might get to see the owners' daughter working there ;)

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Sea House Fish Chips, The3003 Kingsway, #7, Vancouver
Best Deal for Lunch
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2011 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

Came here on the recommendation of friends.

The place is pretty quiet and easy to miss along the busy Kingsway corridor. Lots of seating space and typical decor of your "hole in the wall" restaurant. Had the lunch special (12 to 3pm) which is basically a small menu item (fish burger, hamburger, one piece cod and fries) plus a pop or soup for an extra $0.50.

I had the fish burger with fries and clam chowder - great deal at $5.00 total. Portion size was HUGE. Fish batter was light and fluffy and burger was fully dressed with fried onions, tomato, and mayo and tartar sauce on the side. Clam chowder was similar to those of other fish and chip places. Didn't care much for the fries though - found them kind of dry.

All in all a great value!

Cash only restaurant.

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good food but you pay for it the next day
Submitted Monday, June 7, 2010 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

I used to come here every so often but then I noticed that every time I eat here I get diarrhea the next day! I asked some of my friends and they experienced the same thing. Now I refuse to eat here. I suspect it's the dirty ingredients or the dirty hands of the guys behind the counter.

If you're adventurous and don't care about having the runs, you can give them a try. Food is good value though quality and presentation are left wanting.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Bad Dine Out Vancouver experience
Submitted Monday, June 7, 2010 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

Came here for first night of Dine Out Vancouver with my wife and four friends.

Problems were:

1. Temperature was extremely cold - everyone was wearing coats during dinner and the staff did not seem to notice anything was wrong (air conditioning on even thought it was raining and cold outside).

2. Ordered food at 7pm but it did not arrive until 8:20. We ended up having to go to the dessert bar BEFORE dinner. The dessert bar was half emptied already and we were left with some sad looking items.

3. Those who ordered the strip loin off the Dine Out menu were stuck with very dried overcooked pieces of meat.

Summary: Don't go there no matter what specials or events they have. Obviously the only thing they have to entice you is price (and even that isn't so great).

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