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epicuriousBurnaby, BCSince February 21, 2006507 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
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Trocadero Pizza & Steak House2411 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Three cheers for good pizza!
Submitted Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I went to Trocadero late yesterday night and I was meaning to go before because it has been there for so long. I'm so glad I did! Although you can find a better deal elsewhere, I didn't mind paying the $12-18/entree. My friend had the chicken souvlaki which she finished everything down to the last grain of rice. My other friend had dinner before so she had a snack of zucchini sticks (awesome! nice and crispy with great sauce) and a side order of greek roasted potatoes (6 halves for only $2.75!) I had their famous pizza. The sweet 16, and i made sure to get a medium so that I had some left overs. The crust was so crispy and crunchy.
Apparently this place has been there for 20 plus years, and i hope they will stay around for much longer. I will def return!

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Joe's Grill2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
mmm-mmm good
Submitted Friday, May 19, 2006 - 7:30pm [Dine in]

I went to Joe's Grill for breakfast this morning, and I'm not sure if it's because of the time we went (got there at 7:30am on a weekday), but it was really really good. The breakfasts are a good size for a great price (it ain't Jane's $2.99 breakfast, but at $5.95, it's still pretty darn good). The basic breakfast came with eggs, homefries, toast, 4 bacon/sausages. I order the corned beef hash and for $7, I got a huge pile of homefries and corned beef (deli style, not dogfood style), toast, eggs.
Our meal came no more than 8 minutes after we ordered. The coffee was hot and good (there is such thing as bad coffee, I have it at work) and the service was great. I would definitely return, but probably again in the morning to avoid crowds.

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Lost in the 50'S Drive-In7741 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Yes to milkshakes!
Submitted Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 5:01pm [Dine in]

I've only eaten here once and I'm not sure whether I would go back. It wasn't horrible, but I guess I expected a little more. The burgers are plain, nothing special. The onion rings were also plain. I'd rather eat White Spot Express burgers instead though. However, I do have to mention the milkshakes. I had a pineapple milkshake and thought it was really good.
I love the 50's style bus parked outside. I'm sure this place is awesome in the summertime.

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Lougheed Wonton Restaurant2408 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
house of mirrors
Submitted Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 4:56pm [Dine in]

My sister and I are always looking for good wonton places nearby. We found this place during a visit to renting videos. It was really packed inside, probably only a table or so free.
We went back on another day just to have lunch there. I have to say, we've been deceived. I thought the place was a lot bigger, but this was the result of clever placement of mirrors. Oh well, that has nothing to do with the food.
The food was actually quite good. The fried beef and lettuce rice was not greasy. The soup had a good taste and the portions are fair. They also offer dim sum dishes, so you have quite a variety to choose from.
I think this restaurant is pretty good.

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My Big Fat Greek Cafe3871 Northfraser Way 17, Burnaby
Pablo the mascot!
Submitted Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 10:22am [Dine in]

I love the pizza here at this cafe. Absolutely delicious! Just make sure to go at the right time. Too early and it might not be ready, too late and it might be sold out to the lunch hour crowd.
This cafe offers daily specials from greek meals to pasta. They also serve pita wraps and burgers, and breakfast.
The prices here are a little on the pricey side. The entrees range from $6-9 and the pizza is a little under $3/slice. I guess being in a business park and only open to cater to the businesses around the area, they need to make enough money somehow. Overall, a pretty good eatery.
They also have a little doggie named Pablo who sits outside (never goes into the cafe) to greet people coming in!

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Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar4755 Kingsway, #200, Burnaby
You like it hot?
Submitted Thursday, May 18, 2006 - 9:52am [Dine in]

Not a bad concept for this restaurant, but if they want to stay in business, they need to brush up on their customer service skills. I've been a few times. First when it opened, everything was great. Food was good, service was good, interesting menu items like the fire and ice dessert (ice cream with hot sauce!). I went back another time for a birthday party and it was obviously the service wasn't as good. Then the last two times I went, there was absolutely none. The waitresses/hostess are all too concerned about their looks and whether or not their skirts are high enough. The food has completely gone flipside, I found nothing we ordered tasted good. One time my boyfriend ordered a drink and found chips of glass in it. It was hard to tell, as it looked just like ice. The server apologized and gave him another one. To his surprise, he found more! After complaining again, the server offered the explaination of how they use a glass to scoop up ice and maybe it broke in the process. She only comped the drink. I'm not expecting the whole meal comped, but my boyfriend could have really hurt himself! You would think they would offer a little more to get us to return next time. There's no chance I would go back.

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Monsoon East West Brasserie2526 Main, Vancouver
Thought I was in Thailand
Submitted Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 5:41pm [Dine in]

I came here for a birthday last summer on a really hot day. The restaurant was really hot and only equipped with ceiling fan that looked like it was about to fall off any minute. There were flies flying around everywhere. Everyone in the party was sweatin' bullets. Our faces were greasy, we were fanning ourselves, but still, no one came by to refill our drinks.
The food was interesting, but I thought the portions were too small. Who would have thought they would serve fries and be able to charge $8 for it? Maybe I went on an off day. I would probably give this restaurant one more try.

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Ygeia Restaurant8915 Hudson Street, Vancouver
Too bad...
Submitted Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

I used to always get take-out from Ygeia. They are such nice people and their service is out of this world. It's a shame that their food doesn't match up. The portions are pretty small for a price that is higher than most other places.

Although, they are some of the nicest people, it's not enough to make me return anymore.

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Wong Gok Restaurant4989 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
To touch the heart
Submitted Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

Absolutely the best place to go for dim sum in Vancouver. Cheap, cheap and cheap. Every dim sum dish, no matter what size, is only $2 each! Shrimp dumplings, $2. Spring rolls, $2. Szechuan squid sticks, $2. Huge spare ribs and rice in black bean sauce, $2!!! It gets really really busy on weekends. I suggest going on a weekday if you can. Totally worth the drive from Burnaby just to get some good dim sum.

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Kitto Japanese House833 Granville Street, Vancouver
Solid
Submitted Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

I came here only once and have yet had the urge to go back. The food was fine, but nothing special setting it apart from all the other little Japanese restaurants downtown. It was good value for the amount of food you get, but it's not always about cheap eats. I would sometimes rather spend a little more to get something different than the familiar chicken terriyaki don with sauce from a bottle. Maybe someday I will return.

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California Hong Kong Cafe5300 No. 3 Road, 322, Richmond
I like it!
Submitted Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 10:07am [Dine in]

California is a great place to go if you wanting some fast good eats for a really good price. It's even better for stopping that night time craving. They have these mini set meals and for under $10, you get a nice sized entree and a drink. If you're starving, opt for the soup and add $2.
The cafe is well-staffed, so flagging someone down isn't too bad of a task. And unlike many chinese establishments, they accept credit cards!
The interior is well decorated and something you wouldn't expect for a cafe. Walls are draped with sheers, nice looking wine cabinets and a baby grand in the middle of the restaurant. I've heard it used to be a high class steakhouse before that didn't make it.
Favorite items on the menu: Singapore curry rice noodles, ginger fried rice, roast chicken on noodles.

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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant4250 Main St, Vancouver
Papaya salad!
Submitted Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 4:13pm [Dine in]

Food here is pretty good, I wouldn't say it was the best I've had. Their green papaya salad was really good, but their duck curry tasted gamey though. The restaurant gets really busy especially during the weekends so go early or go prepared to be tightly packed in with the other diners.
Service was ok, not bad but not great. I would probably give this place another try, but I wouldn't go out of my way to.

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Yianni's Greek Taverna543 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Expensive
Submitted Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 9:50am [Dine in]

I went to Yianni's a few months after it first opened and vowed never to return. Their food was expensive (especially for lunch "specials") and small portions. When the food came, it wasn't hot, but just warm. Service was almost non-existent, only came back to check on us once and never refilled our waters. Even in New West, there are so many other places to go for a good lunch.

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Pho Hoa2257 Kingsway, Vancouver
The McDonalds of Vietnamese food
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

I used to go to this Pho Hoa location every single Saturday with my family. We thought this was the best Pho place ever, cheap and good. Then the quality of their food started slipping. Their broth used to be rich and tasty and then just MSG-tasting. We stopped going here after we broadened our horizons and tried some other places. We then decided never to return to Pho Hoa because when it comes down to it, it's just a Pho fast food restaurant. There are so many other choices to go to in Vancouver.

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Victoria Chinese Restaurant1088 Melville St, Vancouver
Would love to frequent more often
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

I came here for a wedding reception and I was impressed, especially with the service. I've been to a lot of chinese weddings and I cannot say the servers love their job. At Victoria Chinese restaurant, all the servers had smiles on their face and looked like they were really having a good time. The food was really delicious and the restaurant was very accomodating. Mid-way through the reception, they cleared way for a special treat from the bride and groom. An entire hour long or so of Hawaiian hula entertainment. It was truly one of the best wedding receptions I've been to.
I also came here for dim sum some time ago and remembered good things about that also.

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Cafe Calabria1745 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Step into Casa Mia
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

Wow, the instant you step into Calabria Bar (also known to some as Cafe Calabria), you feel like you've left Vancouver behind and walked into Italy. It's obvious they've spared no expense creating this atmosphere. From statues, to wonderful chandeliers, to great bistro tables and chairs. You just can't help but to sit back and relax with your cup of cappucino or latte.
They also served yummy looking paninis and a wide selection of gelatos and desserts.

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Downtown Sushi Bar Japanese Restaurant1205 Davie Street, Vancouver
Salmon that cuts like butter
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

After half an hour of walking down Davie Street trying to decide where to eat, my friends and I decided to try Downtown Sushi Bar. I've been here before when it was an awesome pizza joint with great calzones, too bad it's no longer there. I know, we could have gone to Samurai, but why not try something new and maybe discover another great restaurant. Well, although there were quite a bit of people eating here, it was no Samurai. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't bad, but it wasn't terrific either. One friend and I both got the all-day terriyaki box for $8.95 which consists of 6 pc. Cali roll, salad, tempura and chicken terriyaki on rice. Not a bad price at all, but I've had better. My other friend ordered a bunch of little things. Salmon sashimi, gomae, ebi sunomuno and a yam and avocado roll. She commented on a nice tasting sunomuno, but had a very bad review on her sashimi. The presentation was excellent: a vibrant red meat with virtually no visible fat. But the taste was where it lost points. She said it tasted gritty and sort of artificial. She used her chopstick and gently pressed down on one piece and it effortlessly gave a clean break like she used a knife. A little weird.
The service wasn't horrible, they were quite nice actually, but they don't seem to like to smile a whole lot. And when we got refills on our tea, it wasn't hot.
I would come here again, but only if I was starving and can't wait in line at Samurai.

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Hayashi Sushi78 10th St, #106, New Westminster
Truly Japanese
Submitted Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 11:16am [Dine in]

This is another great restaurant to go to for a quick, but delicious lunch. You will feel so welcome the second you step into this restaurant. The tables inside are surrounded by sticks of bamboo to create the feeling of a booth. It's a nice touch considering it's a small restaurant, but you still get your privacy. The servers and chefs here are Japanese and the pay their customers with the most respect. The lunch menu is super value. For about $8, you can get fed until you have to roll yourself home or back to work. They also have good gyozas!

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Sasaya Bistro7538 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby
Bistro?
Submitted Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 11:37am [Dine in]

The tofu hot pot trend is catching on like a bad cold. Although I think most of these places tastes the same, I like going to Sasaya because they offer a little more selection. If you're not in the mood for the tofu hotpot, which I don't normally get because of seafood allergies, they have other goodies on their menu like crispy chicken on rice. They also serve bubbletea drinks which I was a little iffy on trying, but I'm glad I did because they make them good!
Try to avoid lunch hour crowds because this restaurant is less than a block away from a highschool and can get pretty busy around the noon hour.

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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Hidden Japanese Jem
Submitted Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 10:51am [Dine in]

I eat at Hi Genki for lunch every chance I get. I loved their home-cooked meals and don't even mind that they do not serve sushi at all. Although their menu is a little bit limited, they normally have a large daily specials list including such things like eel and prawn tempura don, or seafood salad, or japanese hot pot. It's not your ordinary Japanese restaurant as you probably wouldn't know about it unless you knew where it was, or you happen to drive past it by accident. My favorite menu item here for lunch is the mix fry (when they offer it). For about $7, you get an assortment of croquettes and fish filets served with rice and salad. The staff here are always friendly and accomodating, I've never had a sour or moody server yet. The ambiance can throw you off at first. The restaurant is located in an old person's home in Nikkei Japanese village in Burnaby and has a cafeteria feel to it. In the summertime they open up the patio, which is very nice.
Be ware of heavy lineups during lunch. The longest I've had to wait so far was about an hour and for lunch, most can't afford to wait that long.

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