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epicuriousBurnaby, BCSince February 21, 2006507 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3.1)
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Double Double Wonton House2052 Kingsway, Vancouver
Table for 3 parties please...
Submitted Monday, May 8, 2006 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

The food is always great at Double Double Wonton House, I've been there many times. Downfalls? Overcrowded like many chinese restaurants resulting in having to share a big table with up to 3 other parties, lineups and poor customer service. The food is enough to bring me back though. My favorites here are the minced beef congee, the seasoned fish balls which really bounce in your mouth as you chew them and their steamed rice rolls are also very good, especially the one with the fried donut wrapped inside. Be sure to try their other fried donuts too, sweet and savoury. Also, their HK-style milk tea is the best.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
Just simply, Why?
Submitted Monday, May 8, 2006 - 9:46am [Dine in]

I too, was debating whether or not to write a review on this restaurant as it is such a waste of time. I realize, it's reviews like these that save people from making the same mistake as many did in pouring their hard-earned money on this "restaurant". The only reason I have gone here was because they offer quick and inexpensive lunch. Well, at least that was what I thought.
The wait time to get a table is excruciating at times, it makes me wonder now, why? There is nothing great about this place. Then the wait time for your food is ridiculous. Some more frequently requested items may not even come at all. I think there is almost some sort of scam here. You wait so long for an item to come, you end up order something else in its place to fill yourself. When you're completely full, then they finally bring that item. When you can't finish/eat it, they want to charge you for "wasting food".
This one situation always stands out. This girl sitting at the revolving bar was on her 30-min lunch break. She ordered a la carte and she waited...and waited...and waited. After 25 minutes, she got up and was about to leave when her food finally came. She said she just didn't have time to eat because it took so long. Management wouldn't let her leave w/o paying. That's an example of the horrid service you can expect here.
Oh and another thing to mention is never pick up anything from the revolving sushi bar. The sushi there goes through so many cycles, one starts to question the safety to eating it.

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Wilson's Steak House808 Beatty St., Vancouver
Where's the washroom?
Submitted Saturday, May 6, 2006 - 12:54am [Dine in]

I just got back from having dinner at Wilson's with my girlfriends. It was my first time, but my friend has gone there before and loved it. I was craving a nice big burger and that's exactly what I got. A big juicy burger done to perfection with all the trimmings, even bacon! I do have to say that I thought the menu items were a little overpriced. If I compared this with the Keg, the Keg would win hands down. Bigger portions for the price. For a steak dinner, a pork chop dinner both with a dollop of mashed potatoes and my burger with fries, 3 desserts and non-al drinks, our bill came to pennies under $100 for 3.
During the meal, I found myself searching for water because everything at our table was over-salted except for the mashed. Originally, I wanted to rate the food a 3 for solid, but I had to go with a 2. I had to cut a Friday night out short because an hour after our meal, I got a really really bad stomach ache and so did my friend. Mine was so bad, I started sweatin' beads and I wanted to run home. Using all my leftover energy to write this review for my fellow diners!

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great decor!
Submitted Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

I was at Tropika for dinner last night in a party of 8. Although I find the food at the other locations to be better prepared and more authentic tasting, this location is great in decor and service.
By the time our full party arrived, it was already half hour past our original reservation time. No complaints at all. In fact, all the servers there treated us with the most respect. I can see how we could have been demanding: adding two extra seatings last minute, asking to heat up baby food twice, chilling a cake we brought, bringing us extra plates and utensils for our cake, etc.
Instead of rolling their eyes or giving attitude like some places, we were always taken care of with a smile.
Our food came very quick and everything was piping hot when it arrived. We all enjoyed our evening here at Tropika on Robson.

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Ganache Patisserie1262 Homer Street, Vancouver
Feel like I'm in France!
Submitted Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 10:24am [Dine in]

I went to Ganache last night to pick up a cake for my sister's birthday. I have attempted to go to Ganache a few weeks ago, but they were closed, so I was quite excited to finally try anything there.
I picked up a coconut mango cheesecake and had to hold back on ordering a piece of everything else in the showcase. Everything looked so pretty like they were straight out of a magazine. I'm proud of my will power.
The cheesecake was a little of the pricey side (a 6" cake for $25), but it's expected at a place like Ganache where it's not just ordinary desserts. The cheesecake was adorned with chocolate shards and decorations. It wasn't too sweet. It was really creamy and went very well with the contrasting texture of the coconut.
I will return to try their other great cakes!

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Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Awesome Bun Bo Hue!
Submitted Monday, May 1, 2006 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

I came here for lunch on Saturday and it was my first time. I had the Bun Bo Hue and it was really really good. I was tipped by my sister to ask for the rare beef instead as it is more tender. My boyfriend had the grilled chicken on rice with a fried egg. It was only $5.50.
Restaurants like this prove you don't need a lot of money to eat well.
Warning, it does get busy on weekends.

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Old Spaghetti Factory53 Water Street, Vancouver
oooh...that feeling
Submitted Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:57pm [Dine in]

You can always count on great value when eating at the Old Spaghetti Factory. Where else can you find a deal like it these days? For the cost of your entree (under $20), you get all the sourdough bread you can stuff, an appetizer of salad or soup, your entree, ice cream and tea or coffee! Everytime I come here, I always get so full on the yummy fresh bread that when it comes to my entree, I can never finish it. It's another meal the next day!I came here with my boyfriend 2 weeks ago. I never expect top-quality pasta as my manicotti was just so-so, but it's a quick meal that you get really full on and the decor is just somethin else. The have an original trolley from back in the day in the middle of the restaurant. Many love to sit there.
My boyfriend had the spaghetti and meatballs with the spicy sauce. He loved it. Like I said, it's a great value for your meal, especially when dining with your family.
A friend of my brother in law used to be the manager here, and he said late at night when the restaurant is closed, there are "guests" that like to make appearances. This fact is well-known by many.

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Il Terrazzo555 Johnson St., Victoria
Hostess with the not-so-mostess
Submitted Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:20pm [Dine in]

I came here for dinner while visiting a friend who was going to school in Victoria. It was right before finishing the program and she was about to come home again, so we wanted to go to some place nice. She had heard some good things about this place and since she was a semi-local, we left the decision to her.
When we got there, I thought the restaurant was very nice looking. Dark and cozy. We were greeted by a sour hostess that believed smiling would kill her. She gave us attitude from the beginning and we felt very out-of-place. She was more concerned about the way she looked than the well-being of her guests. She kept adjusting herself as she wore a very low-cut droop-neck top. I choose not the remember the details of this experience (it was the beginning of this year), but still can't shake the horrible service we received.

We dined on a pizza and 3 pasta dishes. I remembered looking at the menu and thinking, "Wow, these prices are on the high side". I didn't think the quality justified the $$ they were charging. In my opinion, they were trying really hard to be a high-class fine dining establishment. I will not be dining here again.

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
Best burgers in Burnaby
Submitted Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 11:15pm [Dine in]

Voted best burgers by CTV viewers, I had to give this place a try. I will definitely go back again and again. The burgers here are a nice size...good sized bun and not a puny patty. The burger was juicy and tasted fresh. I had it with cheddar cheese and fries while my sister had it with a fried egg and baked beans. The egg was done to a perfection - not runny and messy and not dry. Offered with many choices of sides. The baked beans were really good and didn't have that tangy "out-of-the-bottle-bbq-sauce" taste. The server was really friendly and made us feel really welcome. Can't wait to go back and try their other items like their pulled-pork sandwich! yum!

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Jing Yuan Chinese Restaurant5240 Rumble Street, Burnaby
This place Wow-ed me!
Submitted Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

I came here for dinner last night expecting just another meal I'll forget in a few hours. I used to live by here and would drive by at night to see lots of ppl lined up outside. How good can this restaurant be?? I got my answer last night. We were a party of 20 and went for a family dinner. We waited outside for a good 30 minutes eventhough we had reservations. I found out why when we finally got seated. The reason I gave the ambiance a 2 was just because the restaurant was so small and crowded, it only had room for about 60 people. Our party took up half the restaurant.
The food was great and definitely worth the wait. Real authentic dishes from all over...really good Beijing food. We had this dish that we had to order a day in advance which was the braised pork hock with baby bok choy. When it came to our table, it looked freakishly jiggly, but after all the skin was cut off, tender delicious meat was revealed. It's a must try.
All the other dishes were very good too including a fried chicken and basil dish and the ma poh tofu.
I would definitely return.

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Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodle House4887 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Great deals for fast hot lunch!
Submitted Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 4:45pm [Dine in]

I've eaten at Lao Shan Dong for some time now. I mostly go there on my lunchbreak for a quick hot lunch at great prices! The noodles are homemade and hearty served in a bowl of really rich broth. Mild or spicy.

My favorite item to order here are the steamed pork and vegetable dumplings. You can get 10 for about $3.50 or 15 for $5.50. The large size is plenty to fill you up at lunchtime. They also offer traditional Taiwanese cold appetizers here too.

The service can be better, but I come here for the food, not for the service. It can get crowded at some times since it's not a big restaurant.

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Pocions Cafe2248 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Grilled cheese at its best.
Submitted Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 2:20pm [Dine in]

I've been to Pocions many times for lunch (both eat-in and take-out) and I haven't been there for a while now. I craved their potato salad so I went there for takeout at lunch today. I didn't expect the prices to be the same since it's been over 1 1/2 years since my last visit, but to my surprise, nothing has changed. The service is always top-notch and I always feel very welcome.
Pocions offer different types of grilled sandwiches as well as some exotic European juices such as Acai, Acerola, guava and passionfruit. Last time I ordered a reuben sandwich and since I wasn't a fan of sauerkraut, I said no to it. The owner said maybe I should try a little bit of it eventhough I don't like it because the sandwich wouldn't be the same w/o it. She didn't pressure me, she just suggested it. I said ok, and she was right. The sandwich was great!
Today I ordered the "big Smoke" which is gouda, ham and tomato with the oh-so-delicious homemade potato salad. For only $5.95, I got one and half sandwiches and a nice dollop of salad. I was so very full.

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Olive Garden20080 Langley Bypass, Langley
Always leaving content
Submitted Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 2:26pm [Dine in]

Olive Garden has always been a hit with me. I've dined there several times but wanted to have a more recent experience before reviewing it.
Food: I have to admit, the quality has gone down a bit, especially with their sign. Zuppa Toscana soup, but it's still pretty good. The best thing about this place is that you get unlimited breadsticks and soup/salad with your meal. An average entree costs about $15-18, but if you load up on the unlimited sides and pack up your unfinished entree, it's like dining 2 meals for the price of 1. My sister got the soup and salad lunch deal. All you can stuff for only $8.95 at lunch time. You also get yummy Andes mint chocolate with your bill at the end of your meal.
Service: A little bit lacking in service from our Lindsay Lohan look-a-like server, but we still got minimal attitude. Service could be improved.
Ambiance: The restaurant is like you're inside an Italian villa. I think the decor is awesome.

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Rosa's Cucina Italiana2331 Clarke Street, Port Moody
Let Mama Rosa take care of you
Submitted Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

I went to Rosa's cucina this past weekend and was so excited to go since every other time I've attempted, something gets in the way. My sister and I made sure we went early because they are known to fill up fast.
Food was excellent!! Quality and quantity!! I had spaghetti and meatballs and had enough left over for dinner the next day for both me and my sister! The Anna's salad is delicious and seems to be very popular. Salad with house dressing topped with cheese, salami and proscuitto. Heaven! My sister wanted ribs but there wasn't any on the menu. After we ordered, we noticed a few tables eating ribs!! We asked about it, and apparently, it was part of their specials. Be sure to ask about the specials. We'll definitely return for some mouth-watering ribs.
The restaurant looked like a cabin and I only gave it a 3 because, although it was very neat, the restaurant is really small. Let's hope they find a bigger location soon!!

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Wet sock
Submitted Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

I have to disagree with the last review. I came here expecting some good fish and chips. What's great about this place is that it's all-you-can-eat a few days of the week for only $9 and it includes a drink!!
The food, I had to say was not good. My fish were really greasy to the point where it was almost dripping. Looked like a wet sock and had texture of what I think wet socks would taste like. I left this place not wanting to eat fish and chips for a very long time.

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Steeps895 West Broadway, Vancouver
Sniff, buy, then get out!!!
Submitted Thursday, April 13, 2006 - 10:47am [Dine in]

I went to Steeps for a nice relaxing after-events wind down on March 31 after a birthday dinner and theatre for a friend. There were 4 of us and it was a Friday night. Having heard lots of great things and driving by in wonder many times, I was excited to go here. We got to Steeps at around 11:30. We didn't know what time they closed, but figured it would be later considering it was a Friday night. My fav part about this teahouse was the castle of 'open-n-sniff' teas available for your sniffing pleasure. Awesome! We finally made our decisions and had just sat down to add our creams n' sugars. Before even taking one sip from our hot teas, the tea-barista comes around and, with attitute, says, "We closing, please hurry". We all look at each other in confusion...didn't we just get here? She didn't even mention anything while we were ordering and she served our teas in bodum and mugs.
If she had been more polite, we would have probably not have thought twice about it. When my friend brought her too-hot-to-drink-now tea up to the counter to ask for a take out container, the t-barista looked at her like, "You couldn't have asked for it to begin with? Now I have to wash your mug and bodum."
It wasn't a pleasant experience.

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Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Chicken done right!
Submitted Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 11:19am [Dine in]

Popeye's is definitely the best fried chicken on earth. No wonder it's Beyonce's fav! Unlike other places where your hands are dripping with fat/grease from the first bite, Popeye's chicken is actually not greasy!! It also has this crunch that you can't find anywhere else! I always stop here when I'm in Coquitlam. Their biscuits are to die for...so light and fluffy. They've also got side items like rice and beans, jambalaya, cajun fries, mashed potatoes, seasoned gravy. This is comfort food like none other.
The prices are more than average, a family meal will set you off about $35. But it is well worth it! I recommend the Po' Boy sandwiches! Meals for one costs under $10.

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Flying Wedge Pizza Co.1059 Denman Street, Vancouver
How much?!?!? For pizza??
Submitted Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 10:28am [Dine in]

I went to Flying Wege on Denman yesterday for a quick bite in between some speed shopping. I was debating whether to go to Flying Wedge, or Nat's New York Pizzeria across the street. Remembering having a slice of good hawaiian months before (someone else's treat), I headed towards Flying Wedge. They had about 6 flavors to choose from and I ordered the "Tropical pig". They heated it up and charged me a little under $5 for 1 slice!! I thought, "Are you freakin' serious?? For one slice?" but decided it was my bad for not looking at the prices first. It wasn't as good as I remembered last time. The sauce wasn't evenly distributed and there was more dough than topping. After eating my slice, I remembered about the great dollar pizza place Uno Numero. Could've had 3 slices for the price of this one.
There were about 3-4 staff working...well, chatting in the back. The table I sat at was pretty filthy. As I put my bag down on the chair across from me, it dragged down some sticky sauce from the table along with it. Then I wondered when the last time they cleaned these tables.
A perk is the small flat screen tv's playing DVD's for your enjoyment as you dine. Yesterday's movie was the Shark Tale. In the 15 minutes I spent here, I never got passed the main menu screen of the DVD because they never pressed 'play'. Remembered the same case the last time I came here too.
I think I'd rather eat at my fav. pizza place as I didn't find the pizza here all that different.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
Best Pho in Burnaby
Submitted Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:11am [Dine in]

Pho Hong is by far my favorite place to eat Vietnamese food in Burnaby. Although they have many items on their menu, my favorite is definitely the Bun Bo Hue (sp?) which is the spicy pork rice noodle (spaghetti-like noodle). Other items I really enjoy here are the chicken rice dish, spring roll w/ vermicelli, and obviously the pho. Everything is under $10 and there menu includes tax.
The ambiance is a little dark (it used to be an Italian restaurant) and beware if you're heading there for lunch on a workday. You'll return to work smelling like onions and broth.

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Gypsy Rose Cafe2017 West 4th, Vancouver
Much better than Cafe Crepe!
Submitted Sunday, April 9, 2006 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

I went to West 4th today for some shopping with my sister and came across Gypsy Rose Cafe while driving up the popular shopping street. At first, I was a little iffy about dining here. There was a line-up and not many seats available. We ordered and had to wait about 25 minutes for our crepes. It was worth every minute of the wait. They make their crepes in front of you so you know how fresh everything is. I ordered the ham, cheese, tomato and egg crepe with a fruit salad side. My sister had their eggplant, salsa, egg and cheese with a fruit salad side. It was definately the best crepe ever and even topped my fav place in Las Vegas Paris Hotel. We almost couldn't finish the crepe, but just couldn't bear to waste any of it. I really recommend this cafe as it is a great jem in the neighbourhood!!

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