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doobieBurnabySince October 31, 20124 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Indian Wok5212 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good choice
Submitted Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:35am [Dine in]

We, wife and son, stopped in on a recent Friday night. I have driven by many times and thought the concept of Asian/Indian fusion to be worth a try. There was one other pair when we arrived. The place is clean, setting nothing special, its the food you go to the small mom and pop places for not the lighting or finishings.
We ordered a mixed pakora plate while we looked over the menu. The dished arrived about 10 min. later, it was a combination chicken, white fish and vegetable pakoras, quite good, though the veggie was a little heavy on the breading, maybe needed to hold the spinach and onion together?
We were all hungry and planned on left over so we ordered the Black Bean Chicken, Curried Beef, Beef and Broccoli, Bombay Prawns and a Chicken Fried Rice. It was a a lot of food for three, but hey I don't have to cook tonight!
The Bombay Prawns were a hit, breaded with a light curry flavour and a sticky, slightly sweet sauce, tamarind possibly?
Black Bean Chicken had had the right amount of tang. The Chicken Fried Rice was flavourful, though a touch dry. Beef and Broccoli was very good. Personally I wasn't a big fan of the Curried Beef, more Chinese than Indian on this one, this could be a fun dish if they used a vindaloo or masala instead.
Over all a good experience, I'd give it a 7 out of 10 and we do plan to go back, would make a good compromise when you can't decide between Indian or Chinese.
Oh yah, bill came to around $75, but that was a lot of food, essentially 6 plates and a meal for home.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Need to go back to basics
Submitted Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 9:52am [Dine in]

I will start off by saying I am a long time supporter of the Reef, from years past, when I'd stop off after work with a few co-workers to sample the amazing rum list. The Roti's were always top notch as was the entire menu. I would endorse and recommend the place to family and friends whole heartedly. But lately, complacency has begin to creep in. True, it has been probably a year since I had been there, but last night found it had sadly slipped another notch.We were down on Main St. with the family and getting hungry, it was my wife who suggested we try the reef as it had been sometime since any of us had eaten there. We arrived just after 5:00 ( this being a Saturday) and found maybe 6 or 8 other diners inside and outside. The server was friendly and came by a few times with drinks and to see if we were ready to order.
We ordered appy's and entre's, the wait was pretty standard. When our appetizers arrived I was impressed, I had the coconut shrimp, they were big and plump and nicely coated, maybe a little over done though, the mango dipping sauce added a nice touch. My wife ordered the crab cakes, though she said they were really good. My one son, had the poutine and found it not salty enough for his liking, but really liked the over all flavour and taste.The main courses arrived timely enough. I ordered the Jerk chicken and potato curry, with extra gravy for $1 extra ( turned out to be $2 extra) and was disappointed by the portions. The plate was filled with coleslaw and white rice, as for the chicken and potato there was a quarter of one potato, halved and maybe 4 small pieces of chicken, wow really? My wife ordered the goat curry, same thing, heavy on the coleslaw and rice, not so much on the meat. Both meals were flavourful, but heavy on the cheap fillers.
My oldest son, ordered the Kingston Quesadilla with yam fries, he really liked the flavours, but found the yam fries a little soggy. It looked like the same oil had been used for one batch to many.
Over all the food has slipped, service is average and prices have probably stayed the same as our last visit. That all said, when I mentioned the small portions to our server she did seem genuine in her response to add another "scoop" of chicken, and that they had changed the portion sizes recently(?)
In all I am quite disappointed with the Reef in 2013, with all the choices of restaurants between Main St. and Commercial Drive, a point I stressed to our server, why would I want to come back again? I use to love this place and would always recommend it, now I probably won't go back.

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Bob's Submarine Sandwiches6390 No. 3 Rd, #2, Richmond
Cheap eats
Submitted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:38pm [Dine in]

Have been going here off and on for the better part of 25+ yrs, really? Am I getting that old, anyway back to the subs. Don't know when but there was a change in the size of the buns, still taste the same. I love the piles of grilled onions bound up with the melted mozzarella, have often thought of ordering just a plate of this mix. The meat, especially the steak, can be tough and gristly at times, but with the mound of melty toppings and tangy dressing I can look past this indiscretion. The place always look as though a packed lunch crowd abruptly left at once leaving everything in its place, from dirty forks to last months newspaper. The cooks look as equally rumpled, looking like they haven't had a day off in 25+ yrs. But with all the warts and rough edges still a bargain and institution for cheap eats. Don't change a thing!

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Adelitas5178 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Cheap, quick lunch
Submitted Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

Stopped in today, looks clean and tidy. Ordered the "Torta el Pastor" and the horchata to drink. Service was fast and waitress very friendly. The best way to describe my lunch would be Mexican comfort food. Cheap and filling, Two tortas on the plate, the buns were fresh and lightly toasted, a good portion of el pastor without the gristle or fat you so often find, tasty! Inside the bun a fresh slice of avocado, tomato and lettuce, with a generous dollop of refried beans, but not to much. The horchata was cold and smooth with out grit or to much cinnamon. Would highly recommend this little spot to anyone wanting a quick, cheap and filling lunch or dinner,

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