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Digby_Scallopsout thereSince October 16, 200750 Reviews
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La Charcuterie Delicatessen19080 96 Ave, Surrey
3 rd visit
Submitted Sunday, May 17, 2009 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

After an incredible first visit in early 2008, I had been disappointed upon my return. I had opted to try the hot sauce and it was a big mistake. However, decided to give it a try again, this time knowing exactly what I did and did not want.

What I wanted was something other than just meat. You cannot fault this man. He is generous to a fault with his portions. I would never go back to Subway again if his place wasn't so far out of the way.

So this time I asked him for lots of lettuce & pickles. We had a wonderful conversation and he made me a great roast beef & ham sandwich , with an ugodly amount of two different types of cheese. I declined his offer of hot sauce. My wife and I split half of it before golf and I had the other half for lunch the following day.

The man has a real passion for what he does. At $7 plus tax, throw the bun away and make your own sandwiches for a week. A little hard to eat but it is one beautiful sandwich.

As to the language, the man knows what he can and cannot get away with it. He is a good judge of people. But enter at your own risk. I left the wife in the car but I'm pretty sure he would have been fine.

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Earls901 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Quick Stop
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 2:54pm [Dine in]

Was in Vanc and on the south side of the bridge. My daughter wanted a club sandwich but not at The Pantry, so we stopped in first at Cactus Club ( I must say i really liked the feel of this location & the look, but no club) so we walked across the street to Earll's.

They were busy but accomodated us almost immediately in the lounge/outside covered patio area. The place is one big entertainment centre with big screen TV's and the golf is on. I go to the washroom and the wife has us sitting right in front of one. I like it altready.

Not terribly hungry so i order the sushi appy, the daughter the Chicken Club and the wife the kungpou. 2 drinks and the tab comes in at $50, all satisfied and in and out in an hour.

Food quality high as I always find Earl's to be. Service was very good (I do wish this site would have something between solid & outstanding in their ranking system).

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Wrap Zone1726 152nd St., Surrey
Nice Job Catering
Submitted Friday, February 6, 2009 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

Had to organize lunch for an informal business meeting last week. Called The Wrap Zone and spoke with Michael. Asked if he could fax or email me his menu and he took the time to point me to his website. While on the phone we discussed the menu, options etc. Called back later that day & placed my order for 12 of us. Didn't insist on payment before pick-up (paid in advance in any event). Food was individually wrapped, hot and tasty and ready for pick-up when requested. Good selection of filling wraps. Service was professional .

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Central Bistro & Lounge1072 Denman Street, Vancouver
So So Meal
Submitted Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

With the myriad of restaurants on Denman, one tends to look for something out of the ordinary. Over the freezing cold holidays, we decided to give The Central a try on a Sat night before Xmas.

The atmosphere was inviting enough and we were dining early, so the place was not busy. Srervice therefore was quite attentative and our waiter friendly.

Portions were ample, although I though a bit pricey at $9 for an order of Yam fries . Martinis were the same price. Food generally tasty but nothing special..

Unfortunately the restaurant was quite cold with the coming and going of patrons & the outside winter conditions.

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White Spot1681 152nd street, Surrey
Nothing Special
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

I guess the days of getting excited about White Spot have disappeared, along with almost all their outdoor car service locations.

Prices are higher than elsewhere for basically a pretty plain burger and fries, no doubt due to the union status. They have tried to upscale their menu by adding input from the likes of Umberto Menghi and John Bishop. I'm sorry, but if I am going to spend in the high teens for a creation of theirs, it will be in one of their restaurants. I'll pay more but you get the ambience & service to go with it.

Food is decent and they do offer all you can eat fries, not that I order them anymore. Service is so so, hit and miss.

To me, just a place to grab a not so quick lunch in my opinion.

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Le Gavroche Restaurant1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Another Memorable Evening
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2008 - 11:53am [Dine in]

I visit this spot every 5 years or so and have for over the last 20. I have never been disappointed. Reading some recent reviews, I hesitated to return but did so last night for an anniversary with my wife & daughter.

Reservations were for 7PM and we were seated as requested at the window. We were the only party in the restaurant but it was very well staffed. It did start to fill up over the next 45 minutes.

Prices have increased considerably since my last visit, topping out at $39 for The Rack of Lamb. Most mains were in the $32-35 range ,with three vegetarian offerings in the $25 area.

They still do a fair amount of tableside preparation, ie: Ceasar salad, steak tartar and crepes suzzettes. Service is extremley attentive. I drink lots of water & couldn't keep up with my glass being replenished.

The restaurant as previously noted is indeed showing its age. It seems to work though, particularly after dark when the lighting is dimmed.

The rack of lamb was pronounced excellent. My halibut tasty and our daughter's sablefish well received, although to my taste, a little underdone. The latter two came with risotto. High marks are awarded for presentation, although portions "appear" on the smallish side. With an appy and the delicious bread, we were all more than satisfied.

This restaurant has maintained its high standards and while pricey, particularily on the wine side, is well woth a visit for that special night out.

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Nick's Spaghetti House631 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Not What It Used To Be
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 10:26am [Dine in]

I started going to Nick's back in the very early 80's. At the time I dubbed it "Nick's Fettucini Palace" and I used to frequent for lunch.
It was busy, the atmosphere great & overall just a good spot to dine away from the beaten path.

I'm afraid the place is now dated and way too expensive (they even have a minimum $ per person charge. )

Service has always been good and the staff pleasant. Unfortunately I won't be going back, knowing exactly what I will experience. The value for the dining dollar isn't there and in this city, that isn't going to fly.

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Duffey's Sports Grill6857 168 St, Surrey
On A Clear Day..........
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 7:41pm [Dine in]

...you won't find a better choice for a sunset away from the water. Duffey's is located in the clubhouse of the Northview Golf & Country Club, former home of the Air Canada PGA event.

Duffey's has a huge indoor seating area complete with several big screen tvs abd various seating packages. The room is floor to ceiling glass, offering outstanding views of the course as well as the north shore mountains. Adjacent to Duffey's is The Palmer Room, the fine dining companion.

The food quality and presentation are very good indeed. Portions are large and could easily be shared. I enjoyed a corned beef on rye deli sandwich today, which for $10 included fries or salad. Their yam fries ($7) were very tasty as a side.

The menu serves up many salada, burgers, wraps etc ideal after a round of golf on the challenging course. They also offer salmon, steak and prawns and stir - frys.

Duffey's does up a Sunday Brunch as well as Friday night Pasta Buffet. It can be a busy spot on a nice night.

They have a wonderful outside patio which offers a great view of the 18th green.

Service I have always found kind of spotty and some of the servers do have a bit of an attitude. Well worth the trip.

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Holly's Poultry In Motion15491 Marine Drive, White Rock
Prepare To Wait
Submitted Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

Have been coming here for more than a decade, largely for breakfast. This is very much a local haunt in White Rock. The restaurant is very small but they do have an outside patio of sorts.

This is basic fare, with a few wrinkles thrown in. The meals are a good size, although I wouldn't say you could share a breakfast unless the two of you aren't overly hungry or order a side or two.

One of their trademarks is the huge raspberry muffins. Not a fan myself of the berry but it is popular & they go fast.

Coffee is self serve, They serve one kind of toast. They don't poach eggs. Prepare to wait &/or be watched by those seeking your table.

A good spot to try, particularily on a nice sunny morning, with the breach stroll just across the street.

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Earls6339 200th Street, #600, Langley
ho hum at best
Submitted Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

This Earls has rich & lush look about it. It is located right on 200th. The restaurant is partioned into a large bar area and restaurant.

On my most recent visit, I must say the most impressive part would appear the manager's ability to hire staff that are very similiar in appearance, ie: attractive female servers.

We went for what used to be known as Wing Wedneday. The wings were as good as ever, but if you stray from that, you aren't in for a cheap or I would say even reasonably priced meal.

Three of us had the Wings@ $7 and the other had a Chicken Club. I had water, the others each had a drink @ $6+ and 2 pieces ogf pan bread @ $3 each.

Re: the bread, which used to be great with rosemary and a dusting of sea salt on top, now has neither and was kind of dry.

The tab before tip was $65. Service was so/so. at best. No longer are the finger bowls provided after the meal for those having the wings.

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Rosie's on Robson298 Robson Street, Vancouver
Service Would Have Made All The Difference
Submitted Thursday, July 3, 2008 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

As we heading down to see Cirque Du Soleil last night, we spotted this restaurant, which is part of a downtown resort suite hotel on Hamilton. The outside looked interesting & it was moderately busy, so we took a chance.

Prices were in the $11-16 range for most of the entrees. The menu is comfort food. We had the Clubhouse and two steak sandwiches.

The food arrived promptly and it was hot. The fries were large and done nicely. The salad ample and fresh. The steaks were ordered medium rare and came medium . Tough it seems to get that right most places with a thinner cut. They were tasty however. Portions were large and two of us shared the clubhouse.

The issue was the service, which could almost be descibed as non existant after our measl were delivered. Water glasses not filled, not asking how our meal was until almost complete & no dessert menu offerred.

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Tokachi Japanese Restaurant10767 King George Highway, Surrey
Surprise Find
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 11:23am [Dine in]

Strange how our perception of a place sometimes prevent us from going in. For many years I knew there was a sushi restaurant tucked away in this Whalley strip mall , an area I do not frequent. I thought it was likely just a take out location.

Well, after hearing about it from a client a few months back & then reading a review of it in The Province last week, I decided to check it out. It was a complete surprise. It is likely one of the larger sushi restaurants in Surrey. There are many tatami rooms, as well as open seating.

The greeting was not particularily great. When asked if a tatami room was available, we were accomodated but it appeared a little begrudgingly, as there were only two of us.

When the room was cleaned, we were pointed to it rather than seated. The restaurant was not overly busy and we were not taking it away from a larger group.

Most of the rooms do not have sliding doors, so some of the colorful conversation reminded us we were in Surrey. As a resident, I guess i can say that.

The waitresses were all dressed in kimonas, a nice touch. There was minimal conversation and they were not overly friendly.

The food itself was beautifully presented on an aray of serving dishes, based upon the size of the order. Larger orders were served in boats. High marks here.

Food quality was very good. The rolls were not wrapped as tightly as I like them, but the texture of the rice was very fluffy. I like to be able to pick my rolls up without them breaking. Granted, I am not a master of the chop stick. Very tasty.

So park your car close to the restaurant for safety, close your eyes (not literally) to the surroundings and venture into this place.

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Kappa Japanese Restaurant1450 George St, White Rock
Upscale
Submitted Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Well we finally got to what many term "the" place in White Rock for sushi.

One of the few sushi restaurants locally with the private rooms and this always makes for a somewhat more intimate and less rushed dining experience. Eating sushi tends to be somewhat matter of fact most places.

The service was very good. Staff are pleasant. And the food, and we ordered quite a quantity to share as there were 4 of us, was nicely spaced on the delivery to our table.

Overall quality was quite good. One of my minor beefs with this website is having to jump from solid (which I term good/dependable ), to oustanding). It was certainly solid but I would not say outstanding. But those are the choices.

The specials I found disapointing. Several featured Ahi tuna the night we visited & the presentation was ok but nothing special taste wise. Quite bland.

Prices are a dollar or so more a roll than you would typically pay elsewhere, so i guess you can put that down to the more upscale dining enviornment.

Overall, a very pleasant evening spent with good friends. But I hate to say it yet again, I'll take Maple Sushi.

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Hon's Wun Tun House408 6th Street, New Westminster
Excellent Value
Submitted Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

They say eat where the locals do.

Our family has enjoyed this spot for many years. Having tried all the other locations (ironically except the one in Chinatown) this is the one we invariably return to.

Cleanliness is not a strong suit here. They are extremely busy and I guess they do the best they can. This is crowded spot. So they clean your table & seat you, but don't look at the floor!

The food and the low prices are the draw here. Chinese food is not cheap but Hon's turn it out in such volume it is very affordable here. You can easily feed a family of 4 for under $30 and have another meal at home with the leftovers.

The kids always liked the potstickers, which are the chinese version of gyoza or perogies. They come in several forms but we prefer them pan fried. Beef with black bean sauce on a bed of crispy noodles is a favourite.

The tea is hot and they do a good job of keeping your glass full.

You can purchase many of the items they serve in the restaurant in frozen format & also sell some of their product at the T & T Supermarket Chain.

So if you are not looking for a fancy dining experience, try your local Hon's. I'd recommend the New West location.

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Futago Sushi9175 148 Street, Surrey
Busy Spot
Submitted Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 10:24am [Dine in]

Located in the Green Timbers strip mall at Fraser Hwy & 148th St, this place appears to do a good take - out business. As in most small sushi restaurants, there was only the one server and one chef on our visit.

There are only a few tables but we were able to get one on the Friday evening. Our order took quite a while to prepare, as the chef was working on several to go orders.

The food quality was quite good and the prices very reasonable. $2.95 for my favourite rol, the California. Add $1 if you wish Tobiko added.

Many of the rolls were in the $2.95 - $2.95 range. They had several higher priced and we tried one called the Rock & Roll for $6.50. Quite large and as it was rolled in a cucumber skin, fell apart as we ate it. Nothing special. The Yam roll was quite tasty.

A previous reviewer indicated they did not have hot food. This is not the case, as we ordeed gyozi on our visit and they appeared to offer a full line - up of tradional dishes including bento style boxes.

There was no reference I could see to the 10% discount on the take-out menu. Perhaps they simply deduct at time of order. Would not hesitate to return.

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Earls1767 152nd Street, #7, White Rock
Nice Lunch
Submitted Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 1:10pm [Dine in]

had time for a quick lunch on Friday. Dining companion ordered the cedar plank salmon. It came with a curry sauce which he passed on & they put some sort of lemon sauce on it instead. Wasn;t great he said, Should have had it simply broiled. Good size porion, well presented.

I had the Mediterranean pasta. Full of lots of cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, red sauce. Huge portion for lunch. Very nice.

Split a ceaser salad & a side of their bread. Should have passed on the bread. Delicious but too filling.

Dependable spot for lunch.

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Shin Ji Ru15171 Russell Avenue, White Rock
Nice Spot
Submitted Friday, March 14, 2008 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

Busy spot, tucked away on a side street in White Rock. You can't miss it, just watch for the large whale mural on the building beside it. And then there are the two new Bosa Bros high rise towers under construction, Miramar Village. This place will now have a dynamite location.

I'd say the quality was ok, but nothing special. I like my rolls tight and these weren't. But the prices were very reasonable indeed, likely a $1 less than most per roll The service was very good and the servers smiled!

The restaurant itself is quite sprawling, with a few private nooks with larger tables, suitable for a large party or semi private business meeting.

Overall, very happy with the experience.

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Yoko Sushi & Noodle House16013 Fraser Highway, #102, Surrey
A Pleasant Surprise
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 10:46pm [Dine in]

I've been driving by this place sushi and noodle house on 160th ave for years, as well as walking by it when I shop at Clancy's Meats.

We were all quite tired and didn't want to drive to south surrey to our favourite spot. So we decided to give it a try.

The welcome we received was not great, " You can sit in the corner." And ourr waitress was initially cool, with no smile.

But ah the food! It is without a doubt some of the nicest sushi I have ever tasted. The rolls are large and plump. They were delicious. The shaved ginger for mixing with the wasabi and soya sauce beautiful.

Service and attiude warmed up quickly. We were served probably by 3 to 4 different wait staff during our visit. The tea was flowing anf the 3 of us were full and satisfied. Our youngest daughter ruled the california roll the best she has tasted.

Ten don and 4 rolls came to $23 before tip. Very reasonable, excellent quality. The spicy tuna roll however, left our lips burning. Well, it did say it was spicy.

We'll be back for sure.

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Takeya Sushi8671 No.1 Road, Richmond
OK For Lunch
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 10:26pm [Dine in]

Located in a busy strip mall at the northern end of #1 rd in Richmond.

The walls are covered with large colourful photos C/W prices of many of their dishes. This helps the patron identify a dish prior to ordering.

We tried several rolls, as well as gyoza and eda mame beans. The sweet potato roll was ruled a hit. I personally found the california roll (they have 3 versions) and sockeye salmon maki had little taste. And the gyozi, which was deep fried, was a little too crunchy. I prefer them steamed or pan fried.

The sushi is reasonably priced. There is nothing special here, but the staff are warm and helpful.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The9020 202 Street, Langley
Not Your Dad's Keg
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

Well, I've been going to Keg restaurants since I moved to BC in the late 1970's. They've come a long way, which is not to say they are better now than then. Times just change.

This location has been open a few years and replaces the old Keg In The Country. You know, the one with the Thunderbird Riding Stables attached as an added entertaiunment feature. They've moved off 200th st to their current location tucked away just east of the Collusus cinema.

Keg's today of course are a little more formal than the days when the server used to pull up a chair and sit down to take your order. And of course, gone are the days of the all you can eat salad bar.

Keg's are not cheap. So if you are hungry, their dinners which fearture salad, vegetables & your steak are a good deal. They have recently changed their menu a bit, adding yam fries to their always popular baked potato, rice pilaf or garlic mashed potatoes.

They offer limited seafood and pasta items. The tiger prawns are excellent.

My kids are now nearly grown and eating their own meals from the adult menu. And the non vegetarian, like her mom, is ordering her steak medium rare. I'm finding I'm pulling back to medium in my advancing years.

The old staple of escargot is still on the menu. Even though neither of the kids like them, we have to order so they can soak up their sourdough bread in the garlic butter.

Decor in this location offers the valuted ceilings and retains the cowboy theme. They are still busy and generally speaking the wait is 40 minutes or more and yes, they still funnel you through the bar for a drink when busy & then to your table.

Service is almost always very good and the policy of the Keg is if you are not happy, they'll make it right.

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