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epicuriousBurnaby, BCSince February 21, 2006507 Reviews
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3 (3.2)
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Dino's Steakhouse and Pizza3180 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Not the place for ribs
Submitted Monday, April 3, 2006 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

This weekend, my sister and I made plans to go out for dinner. Our original plan was to eat at Rosa's Cucina in Port Moody and head home by 9pm to put her baby to bed. We arrived at Rosa's at 7:30pm and discovered a line-up outdoors. There was no way we could have waited so we decided to head down the road in search for another restaurant. We came across Dino's - the place for ribs and since my sister was actually craving ribs, we stopped there. The place was empty aside from one other table of loud kids.
We should have left after entering and smelling the aromas of east indian cooking instead of pizza/pasta scent. It was 8pm at this time and we were hungry. I couldn't make up my mind as nothing really looked appetizing. My sister ordered the special which was beef ribs and lasagna.
Let's start with mine: chicken fingers and fries. Chicken was obviously from frozen from box and my fries were re-fried so many times, that it was transparent (every single one) and the 'shine' from the oil never went away.
My sister's meal: beef ribs were ok but mostly fat, lasagna was soggy and mostly globs of cheese. Came with side of sauteed carrots that only tasted of garlic. Even her 1-yr old would not eat it.
For a $40 meal, I was not impressed.

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Lolita's South of the Border Cantina1326 Davie Street, Vancouver
Freshly squeezed
Submitted Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

I went to Lolita's last night with some girlfriends for a birthday dinner. I've read reviews about it and drove by a few times hoping to give it a try one day. I'm glad I did. Not saying I didn't like it, but it wasn't as I expected.
I knew the place would be small, but I didn't expect everything to be so squeezed together. The restaurant probably only has a 50 people capacity. There is nothing wrong with a quaint and intimate restaurant, but I didn't like how the tables were too small for the plates they use. Our dinner plates stuck about 2 inches off the table.
I had the Lolita's tacos; one halibut, one chicken. The chicken was excellent but I bit into a large bone that I wasn't expecting. The halibut was a little too dry, but was topped off with a nice pickled cabbage-type veggie. My friend had a very tasty white sangria infused with lychees. It was delicious.
The prices are on the high side, but still affordable. My tacos cost $14, my friend had the fish stew for $16, another friend had an endive salad w/ pears for $8.5.
A good dining experience, but I wouldn't return for dinner. The crowdedness almost drove me nuts. I'd probably try brunch there some day.

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Saffron Indian Cuisine4300 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Better than Samosa Garden by a mile
Submitted Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

I've been to Saffron three times now, and I think it's one of the best casual Indian restaurants in town. It's not even comparable to Samosa Garden.

Great selection for buffet offerings, awesome butter chicken and fresh naan at your table. The gulab jamun is nice as well as their rice dessert.
Eventhough it was super busy during the lunch hour, our server got us a table as soon as one cleared up and came by to check up and refill waters frequently.
Although this lunch buffet is about $1 more than other average Indian lunch buffets ($10), it's definitely worth it!!

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Pita Pit, The1805 Rosser Ave, #3, Burnaby
Good healthy eatin'
Submitted Thursday, March 30, 2006 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

I went to the Pita Pit in Burnaby (new location) last Saturday night with my boyfriend and now I'm hooked!! I'd say way better than Subway or Quizno's. They serve their meat fillings hot off the grill and you have a whole wack of toppings and sauces to choose from. I had just a regular chicken souvlaki pita with tzatziki sauce. Eventhough I did not go daring with my selection, I thought it was a good meal for $7. Enough to satisfy my hunger. My boyfriend went weirdo and order his own creation of the club (bacon, turkey, and ham) with lettuce, pickles, LOTS of olives and pineapples and ranch sauce. Turned out pretty good, he says and will order it next time too.
A nice healthy alternative to the junky fast food burger joints.

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Bronco Belle BBQ & Grill4567 Lougheed Hwy, #735, Burnaby
Juicy!
Submitted Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

All I have to say is best BBQ-ed chicken in a food court ever! The food is all I need to rave about. Although the portions are fair (you only get a handful of thick-cut fries), the flavor makes up for all. They offer burgers (regular, chicken, salmon, and bison), rice platters, and salads. The aromas coming from the grill makes waiting for your meal painful.

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Kimi Sushi Japanese Restaurant5213 Rumble Street, Burnaby
How old is this sushi?
Submitted Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

Always up for trying new sushi restuarants, I decided to give Kimi Sushi a try since I used to drive by it so much. I went around lunch time to get some take-out for me and a co-worker. I went at around 12:30 thinking I should have gone earlier to avoid a lunch time rush. Being almost next to a high-school, I thought for sure, it would be packed. So wrong. Not a soul in site. That should have been a hint and I should have left.
I went up to the cashier and she didn't even smile. Hello?? I'm your only customer, a little gratitute would be nice. I ordered 2 lunch sushi specials posted on the board outside. 18 pcs (cali, tuna, salmon roll) for $5.95. I am not kidding when I say this, she literally took my money, gave me change and bagged up two take-out boxes that were beside the cash register. I asked if I could have fresher sushi. She reassured me that they were just made and were fresh. Boy was I scammed. When I returned to work, my co-worker and I ate it together. The rice had semi-hardened and the sushi was warm. My co-worker complained that he tasted dish detergent. Needless to say, we couldn't finish it and was a total waste of every penny spent. I'm surprised we didn't get food poisoning.

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Solav Souvlaki & Donair4902 Joyce Street, Vancouver
Hidden Greek Jewel
Submitted Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

Many people will just walk by this take-out restaurant w/o even realizing it's there. They offer awesome food with huge portions and good prices. They have about 2 tables in their tiny space for those who want to sit down and enjoy. I come here regularly and even order lunch for lots at my work. Nobody ever complains. I usually order the veggie plate which comes with pita, greek salad, rice w/ a tomato sauce on top , greek potatoes and lots of tzatziki sauce for only $5.95. Eventhough it's not a fancy restaurant, I feel like you can get better Greek food here than at a restaurant down the street.

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Fresgo Inn1138 Davie St, Vancouver
How many orders will they forget tonight? Bets please!
Submitted Monday, March 27, 2006 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

I went to Fresgo Inn for a late night bite to eat with a friend this past Friday. I've seen it many times, especially during my line-up for Stepho's. It's been there for a long time, and I've been meaning to give it a try. Although the interior is pretty neat, it reminds me of an old Vegas cafeteria, it's nothing to go crazy over. My friend and I both ordered a burger and sat down. For 12:45 am, the place had a good amount of diners. They are open 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays and until 1am all other nights. We waited a while until finally our orders were called. There was a group who looked pretty settled in when we arrived that had to wait much longer for their food. I think the cook forgot about their order.
My cheeseburger was great, my friend's was lacking sauce, but the fries were nice a crispy and hot. Burger and fries for $5.95. While we ate, we heard quite a bit of people going back to the cook station complaining that their order was taking too long. The poor guy sitting beside us must have waited at least 30 minutes before going up to complain, then asking for his money back and leaving.
Luckily, we didn't wait as long for our meal.

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Slim'z Barbeque Smokehouse & Grill2884 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good place for brunch.
Submitted Friday, March 24, 2006 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

I met up with some friends I haven't seen in a long time and went consignment shopping. Decided to visit a few stores along West Broadway and worked up an appetite! Walking along, we decided to give Slim'z a try. The interior had a little Jazzy feel to it. It's a nice place just to chill with friends and have a good meal.
Our service was good, but there was one weird thing about the place. There was a big screen tv, and on the afternoon we went, for some reason, they decided to play "The Grudge". It definitely created a weird mood. I didn't want to see a rotting girl with dirty hair haunting SM Gellar while eating my eggs bennie.

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Moussaka, yummy!
Submitted Friday, March 24, 2006 - 5:05pm [Dine in]

If you're in the neighborhood and hungry for some good grub, you have to give Mr. Greek a try. Warning, it does get busy on the weekends or either make reservations or go early. Huge portions for a fair price. Souvlaki is normally about $11 and I don't think anything on the menu is more than $16. One of my favorite Greek restaurants for sure.

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White Spot4075 North Road, Burnaby
Newly Renovated
Submitted Friday, March 24, 2006 - 10:22am [Dine in]

This located was just recently newly renovated. They did an excellent job. A fine dining look w/o the fine dining prices! I went here for brunch with my family about 3 weeks ago. I would have rated the service a 5, but that would be biased because turns out that she knew one of my sister's friend. Her service was superb. Never forgot anything we requested and was always attentive and super friendly. I find this location to be not as busy as some others around lunch time.

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White Spot2850 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Yum!
Submitted Friday, March 24, 2006 - 10:07am [Dine in]

This review is almost 3 months old, but I just found out about this site not long ago so I'm submitting my dining finds. I went to this White Spot location the day after New Years. After partying the night before, nothing sounded better than some good breakfast. Of course, none of us woke before 10:30 and by the time we cleaned up and checked out of our hotel and made our way there, it was about noon already. Everyone must have had the same agenda as us, because the restaurant was packed!!! At about 1pm, we finally got seated. Thank goodness for brunch at White Spot! We still managed to get our breakfast fix.
It hit the spot!! Everything we ordered was perfectly done and the service (I thought all the waitresses would dread this day because of all the hung-over drunks) was excellent!!!

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Table? Or Cushion?
Submitted Friday, March 24, 2006 - 9:48am [Dine in]

I went to Afghan Horsemen last night with some friends on a last minute dinner pick. I was really excited to go since reading such great reviews of the place. When we walked in, we were approached by our server who asked us, "Table? Or Cushion?" I thought cushion? Then I looked to my left and said, "Definitely cushion!!" What a neat place! The left side of the restaurant was all floor seating with tons of cushions. The entire ceiling was covered in Persian rug/blanket material, it had a tent-like feel. Tres romantic!!

The prices are pretty steep with entrees ranging from $15-40. The portion sizes were ok, I was expecting bigger. My meal had a big amount of food, but my friend ordered the chicken kebab and it only came with a dollop of rice, a small salad, one skewer of meat and fried potatoes.

Another friend had the AUSHAK which were little raviolis. That was a good plate, and I had the BADENJAN BORANI which was baked eggplant, beef chunks and spinach. Out of all our meals, mine was the one I liked least. The rice was good, but the eggplant was bitter, the beef was dry, and the spinach had a sour taste.
I will mention that the pita bread they serve at the beginning, was out of this world!! It was sooo good.

I will probably head back sometime soon and try something else on their menu.

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Fritz European Fry House718 Davie Street, Vancouver
Pizza and fritz, can't go wrong!
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

I came here last night after a slice of pizza because i couldn't make up my mind on which. I was disappointed by neither.
I ordered a small fritz and a side of plain mayo dip. The fritz were hot and fresh and satisfying til the last fry. It was a little weird sitting in the restaurant though. They don't have table that you can sit around. Instead, they have benches with little bistro-type metal tables with several round holes to put your fritz cone and dip cone(s). So cute! But I did feel like I was sitting at a bus stop eating fries. European fritz is the way to go!

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Numero Uno Pizza708 Davie Street, Vancouver
I heart Pizza!
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

I went to grab a slice of pizza from Numero Uno last night with my buddy, he especially loves their beef and blue cheese pizza. When I got there, I was amazed at how much selection they had! Most pizza by the slice joints I go to, only offer about 3 selections of ready to go pizzas. This place had at least 8 or 9 freshly baked and even more ready to go in the pizza oven. That just shows you what the demand is for this pizza! They have just as many vegetarian options as meat options and every slice is $1.50 including tax!
Their pizzas are topped with a sesame crust which gives that extra crunch!
I can't wait to go back to try another flavor!

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New management
Villa Del Lupo Restaurant869 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Nathan is the best!
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

It was my boyfriend's birthday a few years back and I wanted to bring him to somewhere really special. Through word-of-mouth, I was introduced to Villa Del Lupo on the edge of Yaletown. Everyone warned me it wasn't for the light wallet! I didn't care, we got there and the place was incredible. Originally a home from back in the 1910's, everything was perfectly preserved. Although obviously it is a restaurant, but there is still a strong "home" feel to the place. It was a nice quiet dinner, there was no annoying cackling-laughter, no loud conversations from other tables. Every diner there respects the place and the other patrons by keeping their conversations to themselves. The bill came out to about $220 for the both of us, but it was worth it.
The next few years, my boyfriend took me there for my birthdays. He requested the special wine cellar private room every year and it has become tradition. The room is in the basement and it's a little awkward heading down there (like I was a home going downstairs to do laundry) and I thought because we are the only ones there, we'd be forgotten about. Couldn't be any more wrong. Our server, Nathan, which we had every year, came down every now and then just to make sure we were ok. Del Lupo is a must try even if just once. I still have the daily menus I've keep as a souvenior.

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Vera's Burger Shack1181 Denman Street, Vancouver
Can't beat Vera's meat!
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 11:59am [Dine in]

I fell in love at first bite eating one of Vera's burgers. It was a Wednesday night and they had the "Cantor" burger on special. A burger with a slice of garlic sausage. Really good homemade BBQ taste!! I did have to wait about 20 minutes for my burger though.
A burger meal here will cost you roughly about $12, no combo deal except for the special of the day, which was about $7 for a burger and fries.

Last night, however, I went to Vera's wanting the Cantor burger and saw that they raise the specials price to $10!! There was a long line-up, so I decided to skip it. Long line-up plus an extra few bucks?? Maybe next time.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Best roti ever!
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 11:45am [Dine in]

Going to Tropika is always a treat.
Food: Great food with authentic flavours. My favorites are the roti w/ peanut sauce, the Bah Kut Teh soup, and the spicy eggplant. The nasi goreng is delicious too.

Service: I wouldn't say the service is out of the world, but it's good considering how busy the restaurant usually is, especially on the weekends!

Ambiance: Very comfortable and I love their dishware!

Don't forget your entertainment coupons!

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Shaktea3702 Main Street, Vancouver
Try the chocolate pistachio cookie!
Submitted Thursday, March 23, 2006 - 10:29am [Dine in]

My friends and I are always on the lookout for new places to eat or try out. We were driving along Main one night and almost missed this wonderful jewel of a place. After all of us concurred that it looked interesting, I screeched a U-turn and parked right in front. The front of the room is draped with saris and the decor is one of a kind. Interesting furnishings like twig art on the wall, a treasure chest as a table and a burlap sack lamp. They have a wide selection of teas to choose from which you can smell before choosing. They also sell wonderful tea accessories like glass teapots, tealeaf envelopes and not to mention great teas. They are very helpful and will offer you a free sample of another tea when you buy some loose leaf tea. Great prices too.

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Trafalgars Bistro2603 West 16th Ave., Vancouver
Another Dine out Vancouver success!
Submitted Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

This was one of 6 of my choices for Dine Out Vancouver this year. My friends and I were early for dinner, so we decided to have some tea at their joint bakery next door. If we didn't have dinner plans, I would have just gotten one of their gorgeous and delicious looking cakes!!! We each got a London Fog tea in a humungo mug. It was a little on the weak side, but the palmier cookie we bought to snack on was hands-down the best I've ever had.
Our dinner was delicious. The dessert even better. We had a great server who constantly came by to check up on us eventhough it was one of their busier nights. At the end of the meal, when we thought nothing more would please us, we were given a little goodie-bag containing a note (offering their prix fixe regularly) and some cookies from their bake shop.
I would definitely go back.

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