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doodlebugvancouverSince June 6, 200758 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.9)
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  • Value2.5 (2.5)
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Grand Honour Hot Pot Restaurant5668 Granville Street, Vancouver
GOOD seafood and veggies
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:29am [Dine in]

This is the only hot pot place I've ever eaten at but I thought it was good. The seafood is fresh (large fresh prawns, HUGE oysters), great selection of meats and lots of fresh veggies. The last time I was there, we chose the hot & spicy soup base. You know it's spicy when your VERY Korean friend was teary eyed after the first couple of bites. We fished out the peppers and asked them to dilute it a little and it was good. The cooked food is good too (chicken wings!!).

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Dave's Fish & Chips3460 Moncton St., Richmond
Fish was good
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:21am [Dine in]

We had two pieces of halibut and chips. The batter on the halibut was light and crisp. The fries weren't very good though. They were kinda hard (under cooked?) and soggy. The popcorn shimp were good though. Service was attentive and I really liked the ambiance and feel of the place. We were there on a lovely Sunday afternoon and barely had to wait at all for a table. Diners who showed up 5 minutes after we did had to wait though.

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Mui Garden Restaurant5960 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
Great curry
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 10:15am [Dine in]

This place was recommended by a co-worker. Yes, their curries are VERY good! We had the beef brisket. We also had the poached chicken - what they're famous for. I've had better. Value wise, we thought it was kinda pricey for what we got. The portions were on the smaller side. The lady behind the counter was a little rude. We will return for the curries.

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La Tandoor Restaurant3651 Moncton St, #120, Richmond
POOR value and just plain awful!
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

We had an entertainment book coupon but decided to go with the buffet instead. Rice was cold, butter chicken was runny and there was barely any chicken, chickpeas were all right, lamb was gross and cold! Tandoori chicken was all right as well. Service! Oh my! we were one of three other occupied tables. Server (owner) was rude and didn't even say hello. He came up to the table and said "yes?" No smile, no how are you...geeze! Served us our beers and didn't get naan until after our first plates were done. The naan was hard and bland. There were six hot items on the buffet, one soup, a buch of sauces and some rice pudding that looked and tasted more like coconuty, sweet rice soup! yuck! We feel super ripped off! $18 per person for a disgusting indian buffet!

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Bella Pizza4775 Blundell Road, Richmond
Good pizza
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2009 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

We just moved into the area and wanted pizza for dinner. We try to avoid the big chains so we settled on Bella. We were a little disappointed with the skimpy toppings but they were fresh. The crust was nice and thin .
The guy on the phone sounded nice enough but when we showed up to pick the pizza up, he barely cracked a smile.
Prices on their website is different from their take-out menu (about $2 higher).

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The11151 No. 5 Road, Richmond
Great prime rib and drinks!
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2009 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

We were so hungry. There was a group of about 9 of us. We all had appies and they were great! The Caesars were good too! The sourdough they served us was warm and yummy. I had the keg size prime rib. It was HUGE! Didn't think I'd have a problem finishing it but I barely made a dent (mostly because I stuffed my face with bread). The bf had a NY and he said it was really good.
The service was nice. Our server was funny, energetic and seemed to love his job.

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Swagat Tandoori Restaurant1726 Davie St., Vancouver
Great $7.95 lunch buffet
Submitted Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

We were strolling along the West End looking for a place to dine. Saw Swagat's yummy buffet from the window and I'm glad we went inside. The friendly lady brought us our drinks and some fantastic naan bread that was included in our buffet. The curries were yummy with basmati rice as were the pakoras and chutney. The chai tea was also good. We didn't have any of the meat items . Will definitely return!

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Paddlewheeler Pub810 Quayside Drive, #126, New Westminster
Nice patio - that's about it
Submitted Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:12am [Dine in]

They have a nice patio over-looking the water.
Was there during their "appy hour" and was looking forward to some good pub food. DO NOT order the calamari. It was soggy and greasy - yuk! The crab dip was okay but it was served with a bunch of broken chips. The chicken fingers tasted like they were re-fried a few times and the fries were sad. The chicken wings were acceptable. The server did her job but it was obvious she didn't want to be there. Will not return.

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
Yummy curry. Good clams
Submitted Sunday, May 10, 2009 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

Dined here mid-week and it was a good experience. The clams were fresh and tasty and the beef curry was very good with coconut rice. We also ordered this "tong choi" dish that was okay. I think it was the actual vegetable, not the preparation of it, I don't like.
Staff was efficient and friendly. Our entertainment coupon was honoured with a smile. Food arrived ridiculouslyfast.

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Frogstone Grill, The2773C Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Some of the best fries I've ever had
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 8:31am [Dine in]

We showed up for an early dinner one night. I had the mushroom/chicken burger w/ fries and he had the quesadillas and a shake. The food arrived within an acceptable amount of time - it was hot and fresh. The fries were so good! I dipped them in some red pepper mayo. The burger itself was good. They serve them on focaccia - the chicken breast was cooked well and it was juicy. The quesadilla was huge! He could barely finish it.
Our server was good, very happy.

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Hurricane Grill, The1137 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Disappointed first time visit
Submitted Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 9:19am [Dine in]

We wanted a quiet, casual place to dine this past weekend and settled on The Hurricane Grill. We were two of about 12 people in the dining area and the service was just not acceptable. I arrived about five minutes after my dining companion did. The server didn't come by for drink orders until 10 minutes after I showed up. Another couple walked through the door half an hour later and had to seat themselves. They also had to hunt down their own menus.
We ordered the mussels to start. Although they were not bad, I was not expecting previously frozen mussels. For our mains, we had the steak salad. The steak was tough and under seasoned, and the grilled/roasted peppers were burt. The Asparagus was good though. They should seriously consider re-training their service/kitchen staff. With all the fantastic restaurants in the area, they can not afford to screw up like this. Oh and the sign outside...ugly!

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Bard & Banker Pub, The1022 Government Street, Victoria
Lovely room
Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 9:09am [Dine in]

This was our first time there. The room is amazing! Unfortunately, the food is just...yuck! two of us had sandwiches which were bland and dry. The burger was also dry and was served with the tiniest patty we've ever seen! Also, have the regular fries instead of the yam fries. The yam fries were kinda soggy. The bass and meat pie was said to be good but only about a third of it was consumed by our "starving" dining companion. Service was good to begin with but as her shift came to an end, we began to feel a little rushed and her friendly attitude became a "get the heck outta here" kinda attitude.

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Speakeasy On Granville921 Granville Street, Vancouver
good pizza
Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 9:01am [Dine in]

We were there on a busy UFC night. After paying a $10 cover charge, we were seated at a nice booth. We ordered some yummy pizzas and not-so-good nachos. I recommend staying away from the cocktails; they're very watered down. The server was mostly pleasent but was around way too much and wiped our table down with some sort of stinky cleaner mid-meal.

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John's Place723 Pandora Ave, Victoria
really good breakfast!
Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 8:54am [Dine in]

This place was recommended by a local so we thought we'd walk down from our hotel. After a short wait, we were seated at a table right by the kitchen where I was bumped around by staff members hustling about. When our server finally made it our way, she was great. My boyfriend had the fully loaded breakfast and I had the huevos ranchos. His breakfast was a standard bacon/ham/sausage, eggs & potatos kinda breakfast but mine was fabulous and huge! It was loaded with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, beans, eggs! It really was good. They also have great orange juice!

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Pho Hoa3025 Lougheed Hwy, #750, Coquitlam
very good grilled chicken and vermicelli
Submitted Friday, October 3, 2008 - 8:24am [Dine in]

We're regulars here. I used to have pho but I've discovered this grilled chicken, spring roll, vermicelli noodle bowl thing with that fish saucy stuff. Love it! The chicken is so flavourful, the spring roll is crisp, there are lots of veggies in it and the fish sauce gives it a nice kick. My dinner date had a large bowl of pho. The bowl was rediculously large! It was also hot and tasty! Service was surprising good and food arrived fast.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
really good!
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

We ordered a dynamite roll, alaska roll, unagi sushi, gomae, chicken kaarage and the sushi/sashimi combo. Fish was fresh and the pieces were large! We were there early (about 5) and were seated immediately. Waited about 5 minutes for food to arrive. Will probably skip the appies next time (gomae was bland and the kaarage was greasy) but everything else was great! We'll be back.

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New management
Saltaire235 15th St., West Vancouver
will not return
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

We had a beautiful table on the patio on a wonderfully sunny afternoon. He had a burger w/ yam fries and I had an egg dish with salad. The burger was good. Nice patty and fixings. The yam fries though, wow! DO NOT have the yam fries. They were soggy, greasy and re-fried way too many times. We asked for more ketchup but it never came (we only got about a spoonfuls worth the first time around). There was way too much dressing on the salad and the lemonade is dreadful!

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Tsunami Sushi1025 Robson Street, #238, Vancouver
the quality is just not there
Submitted Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 12:50am [Dine in]

Tsunami is a fun place to eat. I like the floating boats and the chefs make the sushi right in front of you. The service is fine but the sushi itself just isn't good. Perhaps it's because the plates have gone around a few too many times. Some of the fish on those boats just look awful! The karage and the dumplings were good though (and were still warm). I'll return again one day when I'm in a hurry to grab a quick bite.

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Bombay Bhel4266 Hastings St., Burnaby
very un-indian
Submitted Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 12:38am [Dine in]

Small servings! There was barely any chicken in our butter chicken but the sauce was all right. The vindaloo was super spicy but had no flavour. Naan bread was overdone and the rice was hard and chunky. They had way too many service people working that night because for the 45 minutes we were there, five different people came to our table to ask us how we're doing. We sat for a while after our meal to enjoy our beverages and this one server came up to us and asked if she could take our water full water glasses away. The room was nice; however, you would never guess it is an indian place if it isn't for the music. Will not be returing.

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Hy's Encore637 Hornby Street, Vancouver
great steaks
Submitted Tuesday, August 26, 2008 - 12:29am [Dine in]

Appies- prawn cocktail and spinach salad. I've had better prawn cocktail elsewhere. They were a little chewy for my taste. The spinach salad was good though. Prepared tableside, the warm dressing was perfect with the baby spinach.
Mains- prime rib with stuffed potato (fully loaded!) and the neptune filet. The prime rib was the best freakin' prime rib I've ever had. So tender, flavourful and filling! The potato was good too! They top it with butter, sour cream, bacon bits and chives! Yum! The neptune filet was also nice. Tender, flavourful and grilled to perfection.
Dessert- cheesecake. Not a fan. Too cream-cheesy for my liking.
Our server was good. Recommeded a great bottle of merlot when our first selection was not available. He was attentive and seemed to truly enjoy his job.

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