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epicuriousBurnaby, BCSince February 21, 2006507 Reviews
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King & I, The260 East Broadway, Vancouver
Best Lemon Chicken!
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 2:49pm [Dine in]

Seeing that King and I got the 'okay' from Chasiubow, I knew I was in good hands. I ordered a quick dinner from here instead of cooking on a weeknight.
I ordered our pickup from yummyweb and within minutes, I got a call back from the restaurant confirming my order.

Within half hour of ordering, we were sitting down munching on our chinese food. Everything was pretty good, but the lemon chicken we ordered was fantastic! More meat than breading! And the sauce - wow! It was perfect. The order was only $8.50 and came with 2 large pieces of chicken breast cut into strips.
The only 2 minor complaints of the meal was that the chow mein wasn't offered crispy. I wonder if we could have requested it? And the rice in our fried rice was too soft and overcooked. I like firm rice. Regardless, it was a great meal.

I cannot comment much on the decor, since I did not eat in. I did go pick up at the restaurant, and the place seems okay enough though. Will positively go back for some more lemon chicken...

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Afghan Chopan12888 80th Avenue, #104, Surrey
Delicious!
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 1:51pm [Dine in]

From reading all the reviews on this site, I didn't know what to expect when a couple girlfriends and I came here for dinner. I've heard that they can get very busy, but when we went, we were literally the only ppl there. I guess the key is to go on a weekday.
Looking around the restaurant, there are many seating options: tables, booths or raised platform floor seating. We chose the platform, which had its pros and cons. It's great to get the full experience of eating cross-legged on the floor (no table), but we constantly had to switch sitting postiions as our legs kept falling asleep on us.

The food was very yummy. You must try the Bolani (appie of a potato-stuffed pastry), especially with the sauces - it's excellent. My Chaplee Kabab combo was delicious. The prices are very reasonable - 3 entrees and 2 appies cost us under $50 including tax and tip.

Service was very good (but then again, we were the only ones there), and the atmosphere was clean and modern.
Whenever I'm in the area again (not often in Surrey), I'd definitely pay a return visit.

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Burnaby Palace Restaurant3110 Boundary Rd, Burnaby
Budget friendly
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 12:23pm [Dine in]

I ordered some takeout from BP through yummyweb and was surprised at what I picked up. I ordered a BBQ pork fried rice and a black bean chicken noodle dish - my total came up to less than $15 including tax. When I was passed my take out order, I couldn't believe how heavy these 2 items were. I got home and unveiled 2 tightly packed containers of food. I had some for dinner, and packed enough away for 2 more full meals! $5/meal is definitely a good deal!

The food wasn't exactly gourmet, but they don't advertise themselves to be the best. It is what it is, chinese food Canadianized (lemon chicken, S&S pork, chow mein, egg foo yong) and they do a pretty good job of it. I really enjoyed my food - the fried rice was done well, not greasy at all.

The restaurant was very clean and the service was very good. 10% off for pick-up orders!

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Khunnai Chang Thai Cuisine835 Denman St., Vancouver
Suprised to find such great value!
Submitted Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I were downtown on a weekend and haven't been to Schnitzels in a while, so we headed there to fill our cravings. Sad to say the least when we got there to find a permanently closed Schnitzels. But lucky for us, we were on Denman where food is not hard to come by.

We walked up the street a bit and found ourselves at Khunnai Chang. I've walked by before looking for some Pad See Iw, and when I didn't see it on the menu, I passed it by. Not in a picky mood this time, we went in and were seated. Much to my surprise, the lunch specials menu featured the Pad See Iw! We also ordered the Green Curry Chicken.
These were lunch specials so they came with a spring roll and soup! I don't remember exactly how much it was, but each was under $10 - which to me, is an amazing deal, especially for the location and for the amount of food.
The soup that accompanied the meal was so fresh tasting. You can taste the lemongrass, the cilantro, etc. It really was delicious.
The rest of the meal was equally as good.

The best part was the great service we received from the previously mentioned owner. He brought us over some condiments to try with our meal. These sauces really heightened up the taste of the food and was something I've never had offered to me at a Thai restaurant in the city before. Bonus points!!

Overall, great food, great value and excellent service. I also loved the wooden chairs and tables too.

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Provence Mediterranean Grill4473 W 10th Ave, Vancouver
If it's good enough for Rob...
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

I have to say, this year's DOV menu at Provence was spectacular! Definitely a good value considering the portion sizes!
The complimentary olive tapenade at the beginning of the meal was an excellent amuse bouche and worked well to get your mouth salivating. House bread was also delicious!

Our entire party of 5 was drawn to the tasty tomato and goat cheese tartlett. My daube de beouf was nice a tender and slow cooked to perfection. The flavors were so concentrated. And to finish the meal, we had the lemon curd and lavendar tart - divine!
Like I mentioned earlier about portion sizes, they were huge. Tartlett was a 4"x4" piece served with salad, I couldn't even finish my daube de beouf, and the dessert was quite large also. We felt the meal was a great deal and worth every penny.

The server throughout the evening was very nice, friendly and talkative. We arrived at 8pm and were the last ones to leave at 11pm - we never once felt rushed through our meal.

During dinner, Rob Feenie walked in to the restaurant to pick up some take out. It's comforting to know that we made the same decision as a well known chef to dine here that evening.

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Yagger's433 West Pender, Vancouver
Good grub!
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

I finally made it to Yagger's this year for dine-out - I really wanted to last year, but didn't get the chance to. I ordered off the dineout menu, my boyfriend decided to do his own thing and ordered off the regular menu. We both had a great meal.

My dinner: Jagermeister wings, chicken schnitzel with mashed potato spring roll, and the dessert. Chicken wings were super tasty and came in a healthy size appie portion. I was hoping that the chicken schnitzel would be bigger as the portion was kinda small, even for me. But the mash potato spring roll was neat and to-die-for! The house-made brownie was too sweet and sticky for my liking. It was more of a bar, than a brownie. But the warmness teamed up with the cold ice cream worked well.

His dinner: Seattle-style fries and a chicken sandwich. He seemed to enjoy his sandwich, but the highlight was definitely the fritz! I couldn't keep myself away from them!! Garlicky-glory!! It was a huge portion and a great value!

Service was good - server made some fantastic drink suggesions. I also really liked the ambiance. Very cool and casual and very fitting to what Yagger's is all about. I especially liked the Jagermeister-bottle bar - very cool.

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Whip Gallery, The209 E 6th Ave, Vancouver
Pretty solid.
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 3:06pm [Dine in]

I came here for brunch with my other half looking for a hopeful regular breakfast joint. Let's just say, we haven't found it yet.

I had the chorizo hash and he, the chicken tomato omelette. I really liked that the hash consisted of both regular and sweet potato. I didn't like all the sour cream mixed in - it made the dish very heavy tasting.

Service was fine and I can see how this is a "locals" joint. Very ho-hum attitude from the servers - very casual. There's no trying to impress anyone here, which can be a pro or a con. In our case, it was our first time there and we felt a little bit uncomfortable. Especially when our server started singing a song that was playing at the top of her lungs while serving tables.

A bonus - they do have an interesting drink menu and the menu prices are fairly good, but I really can't see the Whip as our usual breakfast hangout.

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New Bohemian, The3162 West Broadway, Vancouver
New Hot Spot!
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 4:54pm [Dine in]

I had dinner here with the girls and took advantage of their DOV menu for only $28 (4 courses). It really was a good menu, especially for the amount of food you get.
For the 2 starters, I had the split pea soup and the bacon wrapped scallops. Both fantastic. My main was the organic pork chop which was also really good. But the most excellent part of dinner was the strawberry napoleon for dessert - I could have easily enjoyed that for all 4 courses and be happy!

The service was good - they weren't pushy in terms of trying to push alcohol sales or trying to rush your meal to turn tables faster. The ambiance was hip and cool. Unfortunate for us, the DJ was setting up just as we were finishing up.
Warning, if you're looking for a quiet date place, this is not so suitable. It's great for a night out with a loud crowd.

Hopefully, they will return for next year's DOV. If they do, I will definitely be back, if not before which is very likely!

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Sfinaki Taverna4061 Hastings St, Burnaby
Thank goodness for Entertainment Book Coupon!
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 4:38pm [Dine in]

From the time I first ate at Sfinaki a couple years ago until now, they have given the restuarant a few upgrades. The restaurant itself is still the same, but they've changed all the chairs (leather) and tables and added table decor for a more upscale look. The food is better than before, but unfortunately, the service has slipped.

We waited a long time for everything: to order, our meal, to pay, to get change. Eventhough there were 2 servers on the floor, only 1 did the serving for the entire restaurant. But when we actually got our meals, the food was worth the wait. My boyfriend had a chicken gyro w/ fries and I had the moussaka. Although the portions were on the small side, everything was delicious - especially the dessert. Custard pastry with ice cream and honey.

Yes, food was very good. But the minor updates to the restaurant and especially the lacking service, doesn't justify charging the prices they do. Even with our E-book coupon, our dinner totalled over $35 for 2 entrees, 1 drink and 1 dessert.

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Fresh Slice4140 Hastings, Burnaby
Can pizza really be healthy??
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

As sad as I am to see the prior 2 Mexican eateries at this site go, I'm glad there's a dollar-slice pizza place in its place. It's nice to have a grab and go place while doing some grocery shopping nearby.
The prize on their ads for a "low fat and healthy choice", but really, how healthy can pizza be?
But I do have to say, the pizzas are tasty, and I love how you can choose any flavor combination to make up an 8-slice full pizza.

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Take 5 Cafe2278 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
$2 Lattes!
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

Whenever I'm shopping on 4th, it's always a must to stop by here for their everyday $2 lattes. I've never tried actual food from here, but given that's it's a coffee shop, I think it's safe to rate their coffee beverages as food.
The $2 lattes include a syrup shot of your choice and the list of flavors is huge. I go for the white chocolate syrup.

Baristas are always friendly and don't hate on you for ordering the cheap $2 special. The ambiance is nicely dimmed - comfortable and cozy. It's a treat looking forward to having a nice hot latte (with latte art, I have to add) after a long day of shopping.

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Vana Vietnamese Cuisine555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
It is what it is
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

I needed a quick lunch while running some errands one day and amongst all the options I had, I craved Vietnamese food. Thinking this can't be much different than Vina's (I love Vina's), I gave them a try.

I ordered a stewed chicken dish of some sort from their specials sign. The sign was really confusing, it said something like '2 items from the hot foods and rice/vermicelli combo" and then in small print, "spring roll only 1". To this day, I still don't get what the sign meant.

I pointed to the sign and said that I'll have the special with spring roll and the (and I pointed to the chicken). She gave me the chicken and the rice. I asked for the spring roll and she huffed under her breath and asked rudely, "you want spring roll?" I said, "yes please".
She proceeded to ring me through so I assumed she would give me the spring roll afterwards. No such luck. I asked again if I could get a spring roll. She rolled her eyes, and asked, "Spring roll??" She then charged me an extra $2. Her english wasn't good, so I assumed that she didn't charge me yet for the roll. I didn't want to argue so I paid and sat down to eat and that was that.

The spring roll was dry, over-fried and left under the heat lamp too long. It was super chewy and not crisp, and was filled with what looked and tasted like all carrots and a tiny bit of pork. Definitely not worth the $2. The stewed chicken was super greasy also. I paid over $8 for the whole meal - not a deal at all.

The lady serving me was pretty rude with no reason to be.

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Accents Restaurant1967 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Get the Tapas Set!
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

With all due respect, I have to disagree with the previous reviewer. The only similarity with my experience is that the restaurant does need serious updating and also the long wait. But with good company, it really wasn't a big deal.
It was New Years Eve and upon arrival, we were given the head's up that we would need to finish by 9pm. Fair enough, but the time 9pm rolled around, we hadn't even received our desserts yet. We mentioned this to our server, who said, "no worries, you can stay. There will just be some people arriving soon for the NYE party."

Overall, I think there is great value for dinner here. It's a rare bonus that you can customize your dinner according to your appetite or budget. I went for the tapas set (5 tapas choices for $30) that evening and the dish that stills lingers my mind are the crepes. Yummy crepes...
Portion size was very good. I expected my borscht to arrive in a ramekin, and to my surprise, it came in a huge soup bowl - I couldn't finish it. By the end of my meal, I was completely stuffed.

We all had a good meal that night. I'm sorry that the previous reviewer did not have a good dining experience, but you really must try it for yourself.

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Sandbar Seafood Restaurant1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
mmmm...Sablefish...
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

I've often heard that Sandbar has the perfect patio with a view. It wasn't until I went for dinner recently that I understood what that meant.
Unfortunately, it was way too cold (even with the supplied blankets, fireplace and heat lamps) to sit outside. We settled for a corner table in the upstairs dining room. It was a special night for us 4 ladies, and the atmosphere did not let us down. I can only describe the ambiance as 'beautiful'.

The food was very good. I had ordered from the "fresh sheet" special menu.
I cannot stress this enough, if sablefish is on this fresh sheet menu, you'd be a fool not to order it. Probably the best sablefish I've ever had.

The four of us shared the dragonboat appie platter, had an entree and an alcoholic beverage each, and shared a dessert. In the end, the bill was just under $200 plus tax and tip.

Very much recommended for that special occasion!

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Samba Brazilian Steak House1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Good value for dinner and entertainment
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is good for what it is - a gimmick restaurant. I went again before Christmas with a large group. Beforehand, we tried to work out a set price/person on the phone with a manager and were able to secure a $42 price (for dinner, 1 soft drink or coffee, and tax and tip).

On the night of the dinner, we were sat in the back private room. Here's a tip, if privacy is what you want, then the private room is great. But, you don't get a view of the entertainment at all. We had to stop our meals, get out of our seats and walk over to watch.

The food was okay. I'll stick with my original verdict that the meats were too dry. However, I must mention that the sausage was very very good. Th ehot salad bar also had good offerings and lots of variety too. The polenta cakes were especially delicious. They also had a soup/stew of some kind, but as much as I wanted to try it, there were no bowls offered. Instead of trying to drink soup from a plate, I just decided to skip it.

At the end of the meal, we beckoned a manager over to settle the bill. The manager that night refused our $42/person agreed price, saying that we didn't talk to him on the phone. In hindsight, the joke was on him, because we did our calculations again after leaving, and realized the $42 was not a deal at all (ripping ppl off is another example of bad service). In fact, if he hadn't made a fuss about the special price, we all would have overpaid.

But, to be fair, $32 for full dinner with good variety and entertainment, is a really good deal.

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Kishu Star1935 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Yes, do go after 7pm!
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

After stopping by at least 6 other restaurants on a Monday to find them all closed, we were famished by the time we reached Kishu at about 8pm. We ended up here because it was the only Japenese place open this area on 4th that wasn't either extremely busy or closed. We originally wanted to eat izakaya style at either Yugi's or Zakkushi and were a little bit let down from having to settle for regular Japanese. We ended up having a fantastic meal!

We ate and ate and ate until we couldn't any longer. It was great to take advantage of the after 7pm specials where most menu items were 40% off! My girlfriend and I each ordered about 3-4 items each for under $35 including T&T. Everything came hot and fresh. I couldn't believe the size of the yakiudon - eventhough the chicken in it was most likely leftover terriyaki chicken pieces, it's tasted good and was under $5 - what a steal!

The service was also really good - the servers were really nice and kept coming by with tea refills.
I couldn't finish most my food and asked for it to be wrapped up. To my surprise the next day, my yakiudon was neatly packed in a box with separately contained seasonings and soy sauce. To some people, this is not a big deal. But to me, when a restaurant does little things like this (especially when you order everything off a discounted menu), it really impresses me.

I wonder if their other locations are this good.

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Koko Japanese Restaurant2053 East Hastings St, Vancouver
Nothing exciting, but pretty good.
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:20pm [Dine in]

I agree with the previous reviewer about the sign and the plentiful booths. I always thought it was a gym or something to do with boxing (maybe it's the K.O. thing). I really liked the private dining booths which are great for bigger parties, but I hate having to remove shoes before entering. I stepped on something and looked down to find chicken bones. Gross - luckily I was wearing socks. The waitresses dressed in kimonos was a nice touch too.

I had tempura don and tempura was nice and crispy. Food is good and service was good. Value was just okay though.

I wouldn't mind returning again, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here.

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Kam's Bakery & Restaurant2419 Main St., Vancouver
An usual location for a chinese cafe
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has probably been here since forever, but only until recently, I never knew it existed - almost hidden in between various shops along Main Street. This place is a good stop for cheap breakfast - you'll get the usual chinese cafe style breakfast (complete with bun, egg and meat, and a noodle soup of some sort) without lightening your wallet too much.

The food quality here isn't as good as some of the other well-known cafes in town, but it's still very good value. However, in this neighbourhood, you can probably find a better deal elsewhere - it just depends on what your tastebuds are craving.

Service was good, and the place is bigger than it looks from the outside. However, it can get really busy, especially when the weekend lunch crowd after ballet classes next door let out.

Also, I think it's time for a restaurant make-over for Kams, as the interior is very old and dated.

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Boston Pizza805 Boyd Street, Unit P100, New Westminster
Long waits, leave hungy
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 4:25pm [Dine in]

I recently went out to this BP location with some ppl from work and have since decided that BP is a waste of time. The wait time for a seat was not long at all (under 10 mins for a large group of almost 10), but we still managed to spend 2 hours out of the office for lunch.

You know you've waited a long time when a group this large has run out of things to discuss and are starting to look at their watches and wondering where the heck the meals are.

We finally get our meals which consisted of boring usuals: salads, sandwiches, pizzas, quesidillas. Taste was no nothing special either. I remembered the days where BP prized itself for yummy pasta specials. These days, the selection isn't much to rave about. I remember having their spaghetti meatballs during another visit - spaghetti was overcooked, and meatballs weren't so tasty.
This time, I went for their lunch special: 1/2 Boston Brute sandwich. It tasted okay, but for a $10 lunch, I left not even close to full. It came with a very small Caesar salad and a 5" sub-type sandwich.

These are the times that I wished I'd eat at local business instead of a chain. No value, no taste, no time-saver.

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant4989 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Nice renos
Submitted Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 3:03pm [Dine in]

It's hard to picture how Wong Gok used to look like at this newly reno'ed restaurant. Although the ambiance is more clean and comfortable now, I have to say that I liked it more before - even w/o the more modern look.

Dim Sum is still good, and is still at an okay value, I have to say, I guess the dim sum chefs at Wong Gok are better.
But I guess Western Lake is still one the better dimsum places in Vancouver. But take the advice from other reviewers, go early or expect the lineups.

Parking is still unpleasant.

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