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epicuriousBurnaby, BCSince February 21, 2006507 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
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Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Great martinis!
Submitted Sunday, January 21, 2007 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

Our workplace had our annual Christmas party here and everyone had a blast! Nice cozy and comfortable atmosphere with a great view! We had booked one of the private rooms downstairs complete with our own bar - the drink list with short and simple, but they were all very delicious! The service we received from all the staff that night was courteous and professional but fun. The food was not the best, actually it was probably the less favorite menu we've ever had for christmas parties. Selection was very limited, but it wasn't a big deal - the food was not horrible. I would definitely recommend Steamworks for any type of event whether it be work-related, or just a dinner out with friends.

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Cactus Club Cafe4219B Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Not horrible, not awesome
Submitted Monday, January 8, 2007 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

I came here for dinner with my sister and her husband for dinner last night:
Food: We were surprised at how limited their menu was. From what I can remember, there wasn't much difference between the lunch and dinner menus. I had the pesto quesidilla which is always good, but last night I found it to be quite greasy and filling.

Service: My sister had a gift card and didn't know what amount it was for. So when we arrived and were waiting for a seat, she asked one of the hostesses (there were 3) if she could check the balance. She wasn't very pleasant and had attitude, you couldn't even force a smile on her. She turned her over to a "manager?" and he wasn't any more pleasant than she was. He had the nerve to say something like, "Didn't it come in an envelope? It should have said it on there." Nice of him to be so helpful, she wouldn't be asking if she knew, would she??
Our server was nice, but she didn't come too often. She came around to ask if we wanted refills after we finished our meal. It also took a long time for her to bring back our doggy-bag.

Ambiance: Since the renos, the restaurant has a very comfortable feel. Nice cushion booths and great fireplace.

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Won Ton Noodles Restaurant1991 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What happened?!?
Submitted Monday, January 8, 2007 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

I have to take back all the good things I've said about this restaurant. I don't know what happened here - everything has changed. Must have changed owners. I went there with family on Christmas day since Continental up the street was extremely packed. What a mistake that was. Having loved the place before, I was actually looking forward to eating here.
We walked in and there was basically no one eating here - a change of sight from before. Should have taken that as a hint. There's no doubt that the food is cheap here, they had specials posted on the walls for nothing over $6.
The once spectacular braised beef lai fun was full of fatty sinewy low-quality beef soaked in a flavourless broth. I had their "special" black bean chicken on rice. Although a huge plate, it was nothing but 5-6 pieces of fatty chicken thighs surrounded by peppers and "filler" onions. The congee my mom ordered came with a pathetic side of rice rolls that were nuked dry and splashed with soy sauce. They would have saved some embarassment if they didn't serve this at all.
The restaurant is way dirtier than I remembered and the service is not even mentionable.
I miss the old Won Ton.

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Bogart's Chophouse & Bar1619 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Not what I expected
Submitted Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 6:33am [Dine in]

I really wanted to like this place, I really did. I came here last night for a belated xmas dinner with my girlfriends. It ended up to be one of the most unpleasant dining experiences. The prices are fairly good compared to the other chophouses.
We started off with 4 appies between 3 of us - I ordered the tapenade which was really salty and overpowering. We ordered the roasted chicken breast (nice) and a rib-eye and NY steak. Both steaks had a lot of grissle and the "side of veggies" was no more than a garnish. The dessert was a bargain at $6, except they were not even close to spectacular. As K put it, the meal can be unexceptable, but a good dessert can turn the dining experience into a great one. That did not happen here. Not only did it take forever for the dessert to arrive, it looked and tasted like it went straight to the plate from a wholesale mass-produced cake. I kinda expected in-house made desserts from a restaurant of this calibre.
The best part of the meal? My cappucino that came and was finished way before my dessert arrived.
Worst part? The total lack of service. Our server came over to "warn" us that because a party of about 20 came in last minute and she would be "very busy" attending to them and would not be around very often. Made us feel very unwelcome and not as important. It wasn't like we were sharing entrees and drinking water all night. We spent good money here and did not receive the service we deserved. With a $200 bill w/ no service, I think we made a huge mistake of dining here.

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Oysi Oysi Restaurant1136 Alberni Street, #607, Vancouver
I might go back....might not
Submitted Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 6:16am [Dine in]

Before an afternoon of shopping, my friend and I wanted to grab a quick and light bite to eat. Having walked by Oysi before many times, I finally got to try it.
The restaurant was nice and clean, they serve hot tea with plenty refills. Unfortunately, our meal was neither quick or light. Obviously, we could have chosen our food more wisely, so the "light" factor had nothing to do with the restaurant - no blame to them there. However, there was only 1 cook working there this afternoon and our meal dragged on for about an hour. I ordered a lunch box of the regular fare - cali roll, tempura, chicken and rice. My friend ordered bits of things. Most her meal came and was done with before I got mine. Our server apologized many times and I would have given the service a 4 if it weren't for the long wait.
The food: an $8 sashimi gave about 6 slices of small salmon sashimi which was a little expensive. Another expensive dish of ika karaage gave a small dish of over-done squid bearing a burnt and slightly sour taste. The sushi rice was over-cooked and filled up the stomach very quickly.

The pros: An excellent menu selection and friendly service (got free scoop of ice-cream to compensate for long wait).

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Belgian Fries1885 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Fritz are better.
Submitted Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:07pm [Dine in]

I came here for a snack with a co-worker once on a late summer day - We shared a large poutine.
I have to say I was disappointed. First, the wait time was horrible. There was only one other person in the restaurant, but we still had to wait about 1/2 hour to receive our food. I totally appreciate fresh fries, but 1/2 hr to fry potatoes? Second, when we finally received our fries in those famous beach-side concession stand cardboard fry bowls, most of the fries were stuck together and soggy. A sign that they did not fry them properly and did not give that "one two shake". I also have to add that the paper bowl soaked up most our gravy. :(
I might give them another shot, but I would probably try something else, maybe that deep-fried mars bar that the other reviewers talked about?

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Great sushi w/ great prices
Submitted Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

Girlfriend K and I went here for dinner last night. We originally wanted to come here the night before, but ended up at Gohan. I would definitely reccomend Sushi Town. The sushi is not as good as Gohan, but for it's still great and the prices are awesome.

A summary of the food we ordered: a salmon don w/ 9 extra-big slices of salmon sashimi, an ebi sunomumo, 2 gomaee, edamame, cali roll, 3 tuna sushi. All this for only $32!! We took home 1/2 the salmon don, 1/2 the cali roll, and 1 gomaee because we were absolutely stuffed.

The food was nice and fresh, and the service was nice. The only thing I did not like about the place was the ambiance. It didn't feel very cozy and welcoming. White walls with 2x4's nailed to the walls creating a "japanese" look, banquet chairs and white floor tiles. It was a little too brightly lit which combined with the chairs and floor tiles, created a basement suite look (as K noted).

But the food was great, and I would definitely recommend this place!

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Gohan Japanese Restaurant1815 Rosser Avenue, #1, Burnaby
Updated review
Submitted Tuesday, November 21, 2006 - 10:40am [Dine in]

I came here last night with my girlfriends. We wanted to dine in a nice cozy restaurant with ambiant lighting and I thought of this place. Luckily they were still open at 8:30pm. With only 1/2 hr before closing, we quickly sat down and decided what we wanted.

A few good notes: As L noted, the laminated menus were not sticky (a good sign of cleanliness), tea was hot and stayed hot, and we didn't feel rushed.

The menu items have changed slightly and I did notice a difference in some of the prices (gone up obviously). L ordered an oriental chicken salad - $8 - consisting of greens with the usual Japanese green salad dressing atopped with some fried chicken slices coated in a peanut sauce. K ordered salmon sashimi - $10 - gomae - $4 - and a bowl of rice. She commented that the gomae tasted nice. We were all shocked when her $10 sashimi came. It was 9 slices equivalent to the size of a match book, both size and thinness. Eventhough the fish was noticeably great quality, we couldn't help but to think what a rip off it was. I ordered a chicken locomoco on rice. This dish was a little off the range with the rest of the menu, but was by far the best value out of all our meals. For $7.25, I got rice with vegetables, fried chicken pieces under a fried egg generously drizzled with a dark sweet and sour sauce. I thought the sauce was way too overpowering and strong. What also threw me off was looking into the kitchen while waiting for my food, and only seeing a much-used microwave roaring. Not a sign of fresh cooked food.

Presentation of food was awesome, but after a $40 dinner, we left still pretty hungry and joked about going to McDonald's. Portions have definitely shrunk.

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Bagel Street Cafe6552 Hastings Street, Burnaby
A lazy day meal
Submitted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 10:18am [Dine in]

What better way to spend a lazy day than with a bowl of soup and a nice bagel for lunch? My boyfriend and I stopped here for a bite to eat yesterday afternoon. I've been here before to just grab a dozen bagels for home. I have to say, their bagels are delicious! Not too doughy like commercial brand bagels and just the right chewyness. Their selection of bagel flavors can please just about anyone and the prices cannot be beat. I personally like the pesto and jalapeno ones best. Yesterday I had the "canadian" breakfast bagel. It was tasty, but I didn't like the microwaved rubbery egg. Next time, I will just stick with the regular bagel w/ cream cheese or a bagelwich.
The atmosphere is also great. Very rustic looking with nice hard wood flooring. I love how families get together and hang out here with their children. Gives off a nice 'community' feel.
I also have to mention that I noticed this place won some awards for best bagels.

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Gee! Taste Good Cafe581 Clarke Road, #2, Coquitlam
Gee! It does taste good!
Submitted Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 3:46am [Dine in]

My sister suggested to go here for dinner last night since because she wanted to give it a try after reading a positive review on here. I'm glad she did! I was expecting a much bigger restaurant - only had about 4 eat-in tables. At least the restaurant looked really clean, something I wouldn't have expected from looking at the area it's in. Prices were extremely good, we all ate and were satisfied for $30. My sister had their daily special (entree of the day w/ drink for only $6) of stewed pork and egg on rice, her husband had the prawn laksa and I had fried rice w/ taro and a red bean w/ ice cream drink. And 2 orders of roti w/ curry sauce.
Prawn laksa was good (voted top 5 places to eat laksa in newspaper just a few months ago), but obviously not as good as in Malaysia. Sister's rice was excellent and flavorful, however I would have to give my rice a "mediocre" rating. There was nothing special about it, but it wasn't bad at all. Next time I would definitely try something else! The highlight of the meal was the freshly made-to-order roti w/ their delicious curry sauce. Gives me hunger pains just thinking about it!
The menu is slightly limited, but I wouldn't expect anything more based on the size of this place. They also offer catering. The staff is extremely friendly.
I would not hesitate to come here again or to recommend this place.

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La Terrazza1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
White Chocolate Phyllo Cheesecake!
Submitted Friday, November 10, 2006 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

I've been to La Terrazza twice now. Once for dinner during a Dine-Out Vancouver, and once for New Year's party.
For dinner, I had a mushroom risotto to start and a chicken dish, but what really blew me away (and I was fore-warned about it) was the dessert. They serve a white chocolate phyllo cheesecake which is to die for!! Such an unforgetable combination of rich cream cheese and lucious white chocolate. It's worth coming here just for the dessert! Service is also great. The ambiance sets a nice mood for a romantic dinner or even for a professional working dinner sure to impress your clients.
For New Years, it was a little awkward since they basically turned the dining room into a dance floor. People were just finishing up their New Year's dinner when the DJ started blasting music to start the night's festivities.

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Earls905 Hornby Street, Vancouver
So this is what extra money goes towards...
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

The boyfriend pursuaded me to join him and his friends at this Earl's location. Here's a tip...make reservations! Although the wait wasn't that long (for a table of 8, we probably waited about 45-50 minutes).
The ambiance, I cannot lie, is very desirable. From the smooth auto doors, to the nice looking bar, big screen mounted tvs, to the awesome VIP area. The music is pumped pretty loud, so unless you want to scream out your conversations, I would suggest requesting a table in the back area by the kitchen.
I've been to an Earl's just a week before and I noticed that the prices at this location were about $2 more than the other ones. but looking around, you know why you're paying extra. Prime location...
The service was ok. Our server at least tried to look like he wanted to be helpful. Would I come back? Based on parking availability alone, I don't think so.
I'd be perfectly happy dining at the other locations.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House403 North Road, #302, Coquitlam
Not too sure I can agree...
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 11:14am [Dine in]

with the other reviewers. With much respect to the fellow reviewers, the pho is not bad, but I've had better at many other places. I can't agree with the restaurant's claim to "the best" either. I didn't find much flavor in the broth when I went this past weekend.
Maybe I went on an off day. I wouldn't mind trying it again, but it wouldn't be on the top of my list.

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Earls4361 Kingsway, Burnaby
Wha?!?!
Submitted Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

I just came back from a work lunch at Earl's. I'm full and content, but I'm also part-deaf now. First they played music with a heavy beat, but it was totally drowned by everyone's voices. We were a small intimate table of 5 and we still couldn't hear conversations across the table. I had to lean in to hear my co-worker who was sitting right next to me. The noise was a mix of all the diners, the bar staff, servers with kackling laughter and the chefs screaming to each other with bits of profanity on the side. Definitely not a date place.
The food was good. I ordered the Salmon provencal salad. It was a huge salad of mixed greens, green beans, sweet potato wedges, artichokes, nuts and goat cheese. And of course, a nice piece of salmon. All this paired with a nice bottle of 2006 San Pellegrino made for a delicious meal!
The server was great and attentive. The noise is the only thing that turned me off, but I would probably go back.
Wasn't sure about the total bill/value since our boss paid!

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Can I get a side of my-foot's-asleep?
Submitted Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 9:58am [Dine in]

Dinner last night at Guu w/ Garlic was an anticipated one. Although I wasn't blown away, I didn't expect to be. It was a nice dinner experience. I made reservations for 7pm for 6 and was surprised they took my request because of how busy they usually are. When we got there, our party shrunk to 4 people and we got to sit in the raised area. Excited, we took our seats. It wasn't such a wonderful experience about 15 minutes into the dinner. Let's just say it took us a while to come up with a good seating arrangement trying to accommodate leg placement.
All the servers were great, we didn't even mind the high-pitched ear-aching shreeks of the servers calling out your order to the kitchen. We ordered, and ordered, and ordered some more. The food was interesting and very tasty. We took quite a long time for dinner, but not once did we feel rushed (except by certain glares from people waiting for seats - oops!). At $64 for quite a bit of stuff, the price wasn't too bad. If I come here again in the future, I would probably prefer to sit in the main seating area since many times during dinner, both my feet feel asleep to the point where it was absolutely painful!

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
I'm full...of msg
Submitted Monday, October 23, 2006 - 7:18pm [Dine in]

No.9 always seems like a great place to go for a late night crave fix since it is open 24 hours. I always seem to forget though, why I stop going. Take tons of people seated in table tightly squeezed together, slap a "24 hour" sign on the window, cook up some fast and cheap msg-laced chinese food and you've got a busy restaurant.
My girlfriend K and I went here for dinner last night. We ordered an appetizer gyoza, wonton noodle soup and chicken chow mein. I hadn't eaten much that entire day and was really surprised at how full I was after our meal. I only had 2 potstickers and my noodle in soup (didn't even eat the wonton) and I was so full, I couldn't finish my meal, plus I felt disgustingly bloated afterwards. Must have been all the msg in the food.
uhhh. Just thinking about it makes me want to hurl. Remind me not to go back.

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Daimasu4680 Kingsway, #106, Burnaby
Plop!
Submitted Monday, October 23, 2006 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

I went to Daimasu with girlfriend K a few nights ago. We ordered from their late night specials menu which I could swear was cheaper before. $2.50 for a california roll isn't much of a "late night deal"
I have to admit, we were a little bit embarassed at how much we ordered. But at least it wasn't AYCE so we weren't able to bring most of it home. If it wasn't for our first server, I would have given the service a 1 (zero if i could). When the food came, another server just basically threw it at me. She couldn't come around the other side of me because I guess the few steps were too much effort. She couldn't even wait for me to hold out my hands to grab the plates, everything was "plopped" onto my eating dish. Not professional at all.
The highlight of the meal was probably the really cheap motoyaki. Two large oysters for only $2.50.
I don't think I'll come back anytime soon.

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Honolulu Cafe7771 Westminster Hwy, #180, Richmond
Must be the same owners...
Submitted Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

As Angel Cafe. My girlfriends and I went for dinner here last night. Expecting a quick meal, we received the complete opposite. Yes, the prices are great, I'll give them that.
We each ordered a set meal. My friends both ordered the hot pan special which they also had at Angel (but I didn't expect it to be exact same). 2 pc meat, veggies, fries, soup and bread, spaghetti, drink and dessert. I had the mini hot pan which was 1 piece meat w/ egg, veggies, fries and spaghetti and a drink.
Like at Angels, the meat was dripping in oil and the quality of it was at best, so-so. Portions were big and like I said, prices were excellent! For theirs, $10.95, for mine a bargain at $6.50.
The service...well, let's just say, I'd get more from Telus. It took about 10 minutes to order. About 15 minutes after that to get our drinks, about 15 minutes after that to get the starter soups, and another 15-20 for the rest of the meal. A table of double the people were seated after us and were well into their meals before we even got the soups. Of course, when it was time to pay, the bill showed up instantly.
I prefer the other Honolulu locations to this one. Don't think I'd be back.

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Chutneze6060 Minoru Blvd, Richmond
Finally some good roti!
Submitted Wednesday, October 4, 2006 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

I hardly ever go to Richmond and g-friend K and I decided to stop by to shop. Having a massive cravng for Indian, we agreed on looking for an Indian restaurant for dinner afterwards. Luckily for us, we didn't have to go very far. As we walked, we noticed a sign for Chutneze Indian Cuisine, and we went to go check it out. I thought this place was new, but apparently, it's been there for years. I was surprised to find them serving flat roti (chapati). We were told that tandoori indian restaurants wouldn't carry this kind as they are in a different region of India. G-friend K ordered a butter chicken bowl to go and extra rotis. I ordered two samosas (chicken and veggie) and papadum and we each had a large chai tea.
The owner of this place was extremely nice and very helpful and outgoing. The only reason I gave the service a 4 rating was because he kept pushing us to buy other things. He was very nice about it though and wasn't forceful about it.
I will definitely be back the next time I'm in Richmond to try some other stuff. Their zucchini masala looked damn good!!
Btw, their meat samosas do not have fillers inside...just good ol' all meat!

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Wings Restaurants & Pubs1162 Granville Street, Vancouver
Solid
Submitted Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

I went to Wings on Granville with a group of friends a while back. We ordered the Shared Platter. There was really nothing special about this. A couple wings, a few spring rolls, some pita and dip, some pork ribs and tater tots(?!?). Didn't know how the tater tots tied in with the rest, but it was there!
Service was ok.
There are other places I'd like to try before going back here.

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