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DineOutPrincessHastings-Sunrise, VancouverSince August 12, 200815 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 15 of 15 Reviews Found
Benny's Bagels2505 W Broadway, Vancouver
Great little hidey hole!
Submitted Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:53am [Dine in]

Not everyone wants top notch service all the time. I go to Benny's for the casual no hassle no fuss service I receive here. To me that is perfect and that is what makes Benny's a comfortable experience every time, I also love the darker well used creative and inspiring atmosphere. On top of that, I have never been disappointed by the food, the service or the fantastic prices! If you are looking for a cozy hole to hide out in for a while with wi-fi this is a fantastic spot. My hubby rides across town to do just that here cause no one else does it like Benny's.

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Corner Tandoori2066 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
They don't deliver anymore!
Submitted Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 10:05pm [Delivery]

We would order delivery from here quite regularly. Not because the food is the best but because it was consistent, we knew what we were getting, portions were good for the price - sadly, a rarity with Indian Cuisine. Delivery order was always simple to place on the phone with very little hassle. They have new owners sometime over the last year or so and have become consistently harder and harder to order delivery from often making mistakes. Something we never experienced with the previous owners. They have even been out of very popular food items at times as well. Tonight the woman who answered the phone told me rather sharply "we don't deliver anymore, only pick up". Well that just won't work for us. We are not in comfortable walking distance nor do we have a car. We are in easy delivery range however that means little as she promptly hung up. We are very very disappointed by this choice to not deliver anymore and not likely to even eat in house when we are in the neighbourhood. This place use to be rocking the delivery with very few in-house guests, their delivery guy constantly coming and going, I am sure this is not going to go over well with their, now ex-customers.

Delivery exists for people who are tired and it is too late to go out etc. If the in-house restaurant is still running, why not still deliver? Seriously bad choice for business folks.

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J's Grill & Pasta1901 Powell Street, Vancouver
Under New Management - Now called the Princeton Grill!
Submitted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 4:12pm [Dine in]

And I am so glad to see J's management gone. They were tired and arguing all the time plus the food was horrendous. Their fried foods always tasted like they were done in bad oil. So, definitely not at all surprised to see new management stepped in here.

Now as the Princeton Grill it has the best Reuben in East Van!

Please note, the star score listed here is for the old J's and I entered a solid on ambiane because I love the maps in the tables and watching the trains go by. I will submit a full review of Princeton Grill under their name.

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Sula Indian Restaurant1130 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Buffet Lunch on The Drive - Meh.
Submitted Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

I went here for the first time today for the lunch buffet which goes from 11am - 2:30pm for $9.95/person. A great price for all you can eat! The atmosphere was quite nice with a water feature in the middle of the dining area creating a lush calm sound of flowing water. However, the food in the buffet was nothing special. It was all tasty enough but only at a passable level this was definitely not outstanding or even great Indian cuisine in my opinion. The new owners at Corner Tandoori make much more flavourful dishes than I experienced here and when looking at the regular menu prices at Palki compared to Corner Tandoori I will take Corner Tandoori first anytime. Also, my partner who joined me today has been down with sore guts all afternoon and I must admit mine aren't doing that great either. Not likely returning, which is too bad, I had high hopes after reading the other reviews on here this morning.

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Sunshine Diner2649 West Broadway, Vancouver
Meh.
Submitted Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

I ate here yesterday while in the area. My partner and I saw it from across the street and we were looking to eat somewhere that would have a variety of options as I can not eat wheat. It appeared to be a diner so we thought I would at least have some decent soup and salad options and I was really hoping for a meaty chef salad as my back up plan if there was nothing else. Really, what diner doesn't have a chef salad? Well this one apparently! It turned out there are only three salads; tossed, Caesar or Greek and soups are only available on weekdays so I was out of luck there. I ordered the Greek because it would at least have a bit of protein to it with all the feta but it was the worst Greek salad ever. They give you oil and balsamic vinegar on the table and serve you the very small $8 salad dry which was made from all half round slices of veg that are obviously pre-sliced for their burgers and sandwiches rather than fresh cut juicy chunky cubes that one expects in a Greek salad. This pre-sliced veg just added to the dryness of the whole thing as the tomatoes lost their juice while waiting to grace a burger. This is just lazy food preparation in my opinion and not quality.

My partner ate a basic deluxe burger, he thought the bun tasted kind of weird and the skinny fries were bland.

As for the 50's retro thing, I could really care less, I am not a fan of that era especially the music!.

I did notice that on many of the breakfast options you have to request hashbrown's separately and they charge another $2 to do so on top of what already seemed like too high of prices for the quality I saw and experienced.

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Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Deliciously Overpriced
Submitted Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 2:34am [Dine in]

We were a party of five here recently. The food was delicious, the service was fun and courteous. The new staff even inquired as to what we thought about items they were unfamiliar with in order to better serve future customers. We all ordered from the 3 course dinner selections and we all had one alcoholic drink each, the bill was outrageous! With tip it cost us $60ea for our dinners, you times that by 5 and well...holy crap! I had a gluten free pie for my third course and my gluten free pie crust kicks butt all over their mealy one. Seriously, mine has the taste and texture of the real flaky thing. As delicious as it was in all honesty my stomach was really growling an hour later. Overall the experience was not perfection but it was also far from awful.

I noticed others are complaining on here about them claiming to be all organic when they are not. I can not speak to that nor do I presently care if my food is all organic. I appreciate that they are making an effort that way but until there are appropriate labeling Laws in place for the organic food market in Canada, it is irrelevant. No one person or restaurant can honestly claim to be consuming or serving all organic unless they grew/raised all their food themselves because, last I checked, the Laws in Canada to do with organic food labeling are not yet honest.

I would return here for lunch or one of their single item menu options but not for the 3 course dinner. That was way too high for my budget!

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King's Head, The1618 Yew Street, Vancouver
Note: For the families looking for a Pub - Children are allowed!
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:20am [Dine in]

Kings Head does not hold a Pub license so young ones are allowed in. Don't be fooled by it being listed as a pub - it looks like pub, feels like a pub and people behave like they are in a pub, so if you don't mind taking your family into that you certainly can here!

I have always found the food to be what one would expect from a pub-style or pub. The service was better on my last visit two weeks ago than any of my previous visits. We were picking out our own seat when an angry older lady approached and she seemed to think she should seat us however she behaved annoyed about the whole thing. We ignored that silliness and the wait staff who served us was pleasant and returned just enough to ensure the food was good and that we had all we needed.

Today I came on here to see how the breakfast buffet they offer on Sundays from 10am - 2pm is holding out by all you lovely dine here critics and I am excited by what I see!

The family and I are off to ride from Hastings-Sunrise to Kings Head in Kits and stuff our hungry bellies with customized omelets cooked by a chef in front of us for only $9.95! Then roll around on the beach... :-)

I will let you all know later if it was worth the ride!

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El Pulgarcito2522 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Yummy food! New Owner's(2010) - New Phone Number Too!
Submitted Monday, August 2, 2010 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

We have eaten here a few times over the last year. Recently it changed hands again. Last week they received their machines so they are interac/credit friendly! Their new phone number is 604-568-8591.

The Burrito's here are amazing! They offer regular size as well as a large size. The regular size is larger than most places serve, I would suggest the large is for large eaters and the uber hungry only!

The beef options are not to my taste as it is ground mixed with peas etc. A little like dog food in my opinion but the chicken is great! It is shredded chicken and has a lot of good flavour with spices etc.

Dishes outside of the Burrito's are not large portions but always tasty!

They have recently added a couple new options two of them being desserts. One is a flan and the other is a Chocobanana for $2. This is a frozen chocolate covered banana on a stick - absolutely fantastic to keep in mind for a cheap cool treat especially in this hot weather we have been having lately.

Place is clean, not pretentious. As authentic as it gets for the location.

New owner is very friendly!

This will be one of my regular fall backs for good quick eats.

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Dundas Fish & Chips2077 Dundas Street, Vancouver
Not safe for families!
Submitted Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

This place is such a sad waste of space. The food is almost passable, it wold perhaps seem better if any atmosphere existed at all?! The place is always full of chronic drunks drinking pints/pitchers of the cheap on tap Kokanee they offer. The crowd they have are regulars and from what I can tell are there pretty much everyday. This is close to home so I do see it often.

The staff and owners are extremely polite, sadly, to a fault. Catering to the addicts as they do, is only harming their business as well as the ones they are neighbours too. These regulars frequently hover smoking cigarettes and joints right in front of this place. Making it absolutely inappropriate to bring my child here to eat or to visit any of the other businesses in this super-mini-strip mall.

Despite all that, I have found the food to be cheap and fairly fresh the few times I did eat here(before I found other options in the area) but nothing special. They do manage to keep the immense and sparsely decorated space they have fairly clean but that really doesn't balance out the negatives going on here.

Oh! Don't be fooled by the name, it isn't really a Fish and Chip shop either, I am not sure that is even on the menu. It is mostly Asian food.

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Luda2683 East Hastings St., Vancouver
The best Chinese I have ever experienced!
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

My family and I noticed the other day there was new signage up for the little Chinese tucked in the corner beside the Laughing Bean cafe at Slocan and Hastings. Tonight we decided to give it a try. It was delicious!

The service was prompt, friendly and with no presumptions. Tea was topped up frequently. We were served the house soup and dessert even though we did not order any specialties or group deals. This may be because they have only recently opened or just the way they intend to do things?

I was struck by the tasteful manner in which the restaurant has been decorated and everything was very clean, including the women's washroom.

The food was cooked perfectly with fresh crisp veg and saucy dishes were very saucy, rich and flavourful.

We will be back as this is clearly the best Chinese in Hastings-Sunrise!

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Dockers6094 Fraser St., Vancouver
They fixed everything I complained about!!
Submitted Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

I reviewed Dockers a few months back and was not impressed on a couple of fronts with them at that time. I must update now because every thing I pointed out as negative has since changed!

The food is amazing! The hash browns are crispy and cooked, unlike the old pasty white things they used to serve. I love the vast selection of omelets.

The coffee is perfect diner coffee that tastes like decent drip coffee rather than the tea like stuff it used to be. This put a huge smile on my face. :-)

I also have not seen the older waitress in a while that was oh so rude. The young girl there is fun, personable and hot! The owner who often helps on the floor is very pleasant and genuinely interested in his customers.

If there were a couple of breakfast selections that were below $8 I would be here all the time. There is one cheap special but you have to go in early for that which is something I never quite manage to make.

Definitely the best breakfast spot on Fraser!

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All India Sweets & Restaurant6507 Main Street, Vancouver
Dear Owners,
Submitted Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

When your restaurant is consistently receiving reviews of terrible service it is time to look at what you are doing and make some changes!

I have seen first hand what the other reviewers here are talking about the couple of times I went to All India Sweets on Main - both times I did not receive any table service nor could I attain the attention of the wait staff so no drinks were purchased. I have not returned after giving it a second chance because this makes me feel like I am not welcome in this restaurant. Which is sad and terrible for business, so so much revenue is being lost here by not having enough polite and attentive wait staff on to handle the floor!

One huge revenue loss comes from people not being able to order and the other massive revenue loss comes from customers never returning to or referring your establishment to others.

A suggestion that may help is to, at the very least, ask the customers as they arrive if they are there for the buffet or to order from the menu then seat the menu customers in one area of the floor while the buffet customers are seated nearer the buffet. This will make it easy for your wait staff to know which customers require more attention but is certainly not an excuse to ignore the buffet customers! They still need to have the option of ordering refreshments and feeling welcomed. It is the customers that pay you after all, treat them with warmth and respect and your business will flourish!

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Wakame Sushi5830 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Home to the addictive Nobody Home Roll
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

This tiny little sushi spot stands head and shoulders above other sushi restaurants I know. The service is warm and friendly. The rolls are huge!! The prices are low. You can easily fill yourself and have a beverage here for around $5. Refreshingly, there are options on the in-house menus that you just won't find anywhere else. But take your time and be observant as the menu is spread around on the walls and it is not the same as what is on the take out menu!

One example of these unique creations is the Nobody Home Roll. It is a giant California Roll baked with Salmon on top and smothered in Spicy Mayo sauce for about $6.50, if memory serves me right? This roll is to die for delicious and makes a great sharing dish. If you try it on your own you better be seriously hungry as it is quite big.

I will let you discover their other creations for yourselves...

The downside is even when eating in all food is served on take out wares, not the most eco-friendly or tantalizing option.

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Nice Cafe154 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Nice really is Nice!
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2008 - 1:30am [Dine in]

I eat here often as I am in the 'hood. It really is the best deal going in this area.
I have read the other reviews on here and yes, they are heavy on the onions and yes, the decaf can be a hassle as it is so rarely asked for here. Truly, it is nothing personal to those that ask for it but you will have to pay for its rarity. Order tea if this bothers you.

The art rotates regularly which means they support the local scene. If you eat here often it will become the place where "everybody knows your name". Now if only they served tap...that would be too sweet not to mention dangerous!

When ordering an omelette or corned beef hash(mmm...) ask them to tread lightly with the onions and they will.

If you are crafty you can put together your own dream breaky off the sides menu, like a cream cheese bagel with smoked salmon, a fresh fruit bowl and bottomless dripped caffeine. Yum yum! I am drooling already.

If you order a sanny of sorts, keep your eyes on your fries (which are amazing btw) as the one waitress seems to have a fetish for these tasty little treats.

Down girl! Down! ;-)

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Bert's Restaurant2904 Main St, Vancouver
Wake Up Bert! Your sitting on a goldmine!
Submitted Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 12:18pm [Dine in]

I have to agree with the last review on 28 Sept 2008. Except I feel it will take a bit more than upping the service. The food is horrid!!

I have tried eating here several times at various times of the day. The food quality is bad every time. Most truck stops get it better than this place. I have never been able to finish my meal when eating here.

The service has always been abrasive, unwelcoming, orders rarely arrive as requested, it is almost always impossible to gain the attention of the servers. Only once did I get a coffee refill in the dozen or so times I have tried this place.

A couple of quick fixes to this place would get it rocking in no time! The line ups on Main St for breakfast are huge. This place has the biggest dining room space of all of them and sadly makes no efforts to fill it. Main Streeters are begging for this place to improve and many of us give it a whirl every so often just to see if they have clued in yet. Sadly, so far, we remain disappointed.

Improve your food quality just a little, at least, so it matches your prices! I wouldn't even serve the food you serve to myself at home let alone consider making someone pay for it!!

Hire some happy servers that care about the customers and actually try to earn their tips.

Let us know in big way when this happens too! We are waiting and wanting with wallets in hand....

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