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DoubleDRichmondSince November 17, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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L.A. Grill & Bistro8100 No. 2 Road, 128, Richmond
Perfect for a quick, filling lunch or dinner
Submitted Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:46am [Dine in]

We come back to this place consistently, for lunch and dinner. The staff is always friendly, the food is always fast and tasty, and so reasonably priced, we can afford to eat out!

Their lunch special, from Monday-Thursday, is an amazing deal. To get the cheap price you're required to buy a beverage as well, but it's worth it. Usually 2 of us can have lunch or dinner for around $20 for 2. Some of the specials are smaller than others (like the BLT or the soup)- the souvlaki is huge, and so are the pastas.

Usually we order the souvlaki lunch special, comes with salad, rice, potato and pita. For dinner, either the salmon dinner (not a huge piece of salmon, but enough to fill you up) or the curry penne are both great. I've also ordered just the green salad, and it's huge. We've never left feeling hungry.

The highballs are plenty potent- trust me!

I was surprised this place doesn't do take out. You can order your meal and get the leftovers wrapped up, so why you can't call and get take-out is beyond me. I think they would increase their business quite a bit if they offered this.

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Euro Deli and Market3665 Kingsway, #180, Vancouver
Always delicious and filling
Submitted Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 8:16am [Dine in]

I've eaten here a few times and the food is always tasty and the portions are huge. I've tried a few of the wraps, subs and donairs. The Hercules wrap is so big I usually take 1/2 of it home for lunch the next day. The staff are friendly and gladly make suggestions if you aren't sure what to order. They have a large selection of imported sodas and drinks to try- the jamaican-style ginger beer is a good one. The space is always clean, but the decor is dated- the food more than makes up for it though, with good value.

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Secret Garden Tea Room, The5559 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Perfect high tea delight
Submitted Friday, December 4, 2009 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

I've been coming to the Secret Garden a few times a year for the last 5 years and it is a ritual for myself and friends. When I got married, I had the Secret Garden cater my shower as well. It is such a wonderfully girlie spot, with delicious tea and food. I've had both the high tea and come in just for lunch. For the High Tea, they do seatings at 12, 2 and 4, and I've always made a reservation. When they bring you the high tea they take the time to explain what each yummy morsel is made of, to complete the experience. Coming here is a lovely time to get away and just relax with some yummy tea, delicious food and great service. It can get noisy if the place is full, but I've never found it to take away from my relaxing experience.

With sandwich fillings like: Goat Cheese Onion Marmalade, Roasted Veggies with Goat Cheese Pesto and Lemon Basil Chicken Salad (and many more), on mini croissants or mini muffins flavored with Orange Rosemary or Red Pepper Cornmeal (many other types), I'm not sure how anyone could not be impressed with how delicious the food is. I also love the Egg Salad pinwheels; the egg salad is so creamy! The high tea comes with 3 tiers: sandwiches, mini scones and dessert breads with Devon cream and jam, and then a selection of miniature tarts and cakes. I love that everything is miniature here- they don't just take a whole cake and cut off a slice, they actually take the time to make everything tiny and delicious. If I come in for just lunch, I usually get the "taste of the garden" which is a 1/2 sandwich (full size sandwich), soup and green salad. I've had high tea at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, and it can't even hold a candle to the high tea here. As for not serving "loose tea" as one reviewer complained, they used to serve it loose with a strainer, but now they pack loose tea into a very large tea bag for the pot, so people wouldn't have to spill on themselves trying to strain the tea. If you notice, the large tea bag is a “fold over" type, which the loose tea has been packed in to. They also sell these types of loose tea bags in case people want to buy the loose tea, and pack it into a bag instead of using a strainer. If you don't want your tea packed in a bag, simply ask they serve it to you loose.

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
LOVE this place
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

I have been coming to Las Margaritas for years (sigh- about 15, yikes). I try and get there at least twice a year. I've come in small groups and in large. I have NEVER had a bad experience at this restaurant. I will say that the hostess staff has changed over the years-sometimes you get someone keen on customer service, and sometimes you don't. There can be a long wait sometimes as well. If you are wanting a table around 6pm on a weekend, come early! I've tried different items on the menu over the years, and all have been good, but my favorite is the salmon pesto burrito. It's baked with sauce and cheese. It comes with a small salad and black beans with feta. I will agree that sometimes the margaritas taste virgin, but trust me, after 2 you realize there is plenty of alcohol in them. I also love the salsa here too, and have even come by to get take out of just the salsa. I've never had a problem with the wait staff- they have always been helpful and quick. As for the atmosphere, it's meant to feel like a cantina, and has always seemed clean to me. It may not be "authentic" Mexican, but it's better than the Mexican I had in old town in San Diego, so that's saying something!

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Shanghai River Restaurant7831 Westminster Hwy., #110, Richmond
Delicious!
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

We came here for my husbands birthday dinner. We wanted to pick a Chinese food place we hadn't been in Richmond yet, read some of the reviews here, and decided to try it. It was definitely worth it! We made a reservation as the reviews recommended, and were glad we did. It was a sunday night, and the place was packed. We ordered quite a few dishes for 4 people, and the portions were all huge, so we had lots of leftovers. The menu has lots of pictures, which helped. We started with the pork and crab steamed dumplings (I had never tried dumplings before)- divine. They almost melt in your mouth (I would definitely come back to try dim sum here). Next we had the peking duck, which came in 2 stages, skin with a pancake wrap and sauces, and the next stage was done like lettuce wraps. We were hoping the whole duck would have come out, like the picture, but it was still delicious. As for other dishes we tried: hot and sour soup-awesome: full of veggies and seafood, and just the right amount of sour, schezwan prawns, delicious (although 1/2 of us thought too spicy), stir fried udon noodles (which were great, they had sauce on it, but it was fried right in). The only dish that was disappointing was the deep fried crab with spicy salt. None of us realised it would be deep fried in the shell, and it was almost impossible to get the meat out of the shell (it stuck to the insides of the shell due to the deep frying). The prices were up there, but considering the quality, presentation and portion sizes it's worth it if you are looking for a nice meal.

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Spicy Szechuan Restaurant8151 Anderson Road, #100, Richmond
Consistently good...
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 9:48am [Dine in]

This has become our go-to Chinese food place in Richmond. We've been living in the area for just over 3 years, and are still searching for the best chinese in Richmond, and so far this is one of the best. We have alwasy gotten take out, and the food is always really well packaged to avoid spliiage when transporting. We usually get the deep fried prawns in sweet and sour sauce (they've started taking the tails off the prawns, which is a nice bonus), boneless pork with honey garlic sauce (this is not exactly on the menu, but they never have aproblem making it for us) and the chinese mushrooms with veggies. I LOVE shitake mushrooms, and a few Chinese places we've eaten at don't use shitakes, but this place does. It is a little pricey for the food, but it's nice to have a place that is great, never greasy (as some Chinese take out can be).

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