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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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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Open 24 hours
Submitted Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

If you're into dumplings, you'll love Taiwan Beef Noodle House. Really cheap prices for really good food. Best part is, they're open 24 hours so you can dine any time of day!
I love their spicy wontons, and love their mini steam pork buns even more. The noodle are great as well. Horray for cheap eats!!

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
Gramma's house
Submitted Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 1:16pm [Dine in]

Going to Sweet Revenge is like going to your grandma's house for tea. The dimmed lights and teapots everywhere makes for a warm and cosy atmosphere. Not every seat is comfortable, they range from comfy sofas to metal bistro chairs. Their desserts are mediocre, but I would still recommend Sweet Revenge to ppl.

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Sushi House7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
If you're hungry, avoid the lunch time rush
Submitted Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 1:06pm [Dine in]

An ex-boyfriend introduced me to Sushi House years ago, and it was the only good thing out of that relationship. Since then, I haven't seen much change from the restaurant, which is good. Actually the only change is that it has gotten much busier than ever! The quality of sushi is the freshest I've had. Never had any complaints. The restaurant is very clean, but very small. Only enough to hold about 5-6 tables and seat about 6 at the sushi bar. They are just as busy taking take-out orders as they are serving sit-ins. Great prices too.

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Sophie's Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Cheap breakfast no more
Submitted Tuesday, March 21, 2006 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

My last visit to Sophie's had a unexpected surprise. Sophie's was known to me for huge breakfast portions at an unbeatable price. They used to have a daily special on the board for under $7. No more. My favorite thing on the menu was the 3 egg ham and cheese omlette for $7.95. Complete with a whooping mound of homefries and toast, it was a meal no one can beat. Now it costs $10.95. The quality has gone down, but the prices continue to rise. We wait a long time to be served and our breakfast took extra long to arrive. The sausages tasted weird. Really mushy on the inside like it was either extremely fatty or not cooked. The decor is still fabulous though, but I wouldn't wait 1/2 hour for it.

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Solly's Bagelry2873 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Go early
Submitted Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:49am [Dine in]

I've heard many great things about this Jewish bagelry/bakery and decided to give them a shot. The first time I went, I ordered the cinnamon buns that I heard they were famous for. It was too late in the afternoon, they were sold out so I left. The second time, my friend and I were on our way to a park one morning and passed by Solly's. We turned around and went in. There isn't much seating availabe as the restaurant space is quite small. We ordered some cinnamon buns and 2 salmon and lox bagels. Thank godness it was early enough that they still had cinnamon buns left and boy, were they tasty! Tasted like candy! The salmon lox on toasted bagels were each packed in a plastic container and even after a 20 minute drive, each bite was as crispy as the first. Definitely the best bagels I've ever had!

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Solly's Bagelry368 West 7th Ave, Vancouver
Take a number
Submitted Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:35am [Dine in]

I went to this newer Solly's location to get some of their cinnamon buns and Chocolate babka buns to go. It was difficult finding parking and even more difficult ordering. They don't really have a line-up system and just pick amongst the crowd who's next. (At least this was the case when I went) It was like everything was free, people pushing people to get to the day's limited amount of cinnamon buns. When it was my turn, my order was packed and handed over to someone else to ring through. There was no communication, and the cashier served a few more people before realizing she was supposed to ring my order in.
I had left Solly's with happiness that I got my cinnamon buns and babkas (weren't as tasty as the W. Broadway location) and a headache.

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Simba's Grill7413 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Be cautious of the hot sauce in blue vial!
Submitted Monday, March 20, 2006 - 11:19am [Dine in]

I've never had South African food before and the website really enticed me into trying it. When I got there, the restaurant was pretty small, but it really had an authentic African feel to the place. The food was really good, I had the kebab lunch and the portions were large. The only reason I gave it a "solid" rating was because I felt it was a little pricey for lunch. Lunch prices were $10.95 for kebab, rice and salad. I guess I'm used to cheap eats!
We asked for some hot sauce and our server brought over a little blue vial and warned us that it was really really spicy. I took a little bit and it almost burnt my tongue off!! Really hot stuff, if you can dig the hot, go for the hot sauce!

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Better than Burrard location
Submitted Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:44am [Dine in]

I would say this location is much better than the other in many ways. The food is fresher/better, they offer a salad bar as well (nice to get some veggies). The service is a lot better here too. This location isn't as squeezed together and tightly packed as the Burrard location.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House755 Burrard St, Unit 202, Vancouver
Fun dining experience
Submitted Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:37am [Dine in]

Shabusen is a great place to go for dinner with friends. You can customize your meal to your liking and eat at your own pace. All you can eat sushi and bbq for under $25/person.
They do get busy, especially on weekends. The last time I went here, we were late for our reservation by about 15 minutes, and had to wait about an hour for a seat. By the time we sat down, it was already 9:00pm. The staff, I wouldn't say are rude, but they are always busy and don't attend to your needs.
It's a fun dining experience and not your average sit-down meal.

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Jane's Restaurant4217 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Better than Bon's!
Submitted Monday, March 20, 2006 - 10:30am [Dine in]

Being a breakfast lover, I was over-joyed when I found out about Bon's off Broadway. Where can you get breakfast for under $3 besides Vegas? But after eating there a few times, I felt sick from all the heavy grease in their dishes and stopped going.
I have since found another great restaurant offering the same deal. All-day breakfast for only $2.95 at Jane's! For $2.95 you get 2 eggs, potatoes, toast and jam and a choice of 3 bacon, sausage or ham.
At Bon's, you're served a plate of breakfast on a layer of browned grease. At Jane's, no grease.
I'm also excited about the other items on their menu. It seems nothing is over $7. If you're no in the mood for breakfast, they offer sandwiches, burgers, chinese food and specials.
The server is always friendly and it's a great place, from what I've seen, to become a regular at.

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Deer Lake Wonton House5107 Canada Way, Burnaby
Only one opinion
Submitted Friday, March 17, 2006 - 2:53pm [Dine in]

I went to Deer Lake Wonton house last night because a friend always receives flyers from them and wanted to give it a try. My initial thought was, "why?"
My first disappointment was there were no parking spaces available outside the restaurant. Being on busy Canada Way, we had to park a block and a half behind. I thought maybe it's a good sign, if there's no parking, that means the restaurant is busy! I was totally wrong. There was no person in sight. They must have been really excited that someone came in because we were given top notch service. We ordered the gourmet dinner for 4 which came with fish maw soup and crab and a choice of 4 other dishes. Not bad for I think it was only $45. The soup was really bland, and all the other dishes were too salty to enjoy without constant refills of tea. One of us wanted some wonton noodles and being a wonton house, one would think the noodle section of the menu would be extensive. There was only one option of noodle in soup. Wonton. That's it! The wonton aren't very good either, they should have called it all-pork dumpling instead. We couldn't finish half our meal, it was too salty.
The restaurant itself is small and dirty. We had a child with us and almost couldn't put him in the sticky highchair. The service, I have to mention again, was excellent. But not enough to make me go back.
This is just one opinion though. Thoughout the night, they were very busy with take-out and delivery orders.
Another thing, that was why there was no parking. All the delivery boys occupied all the space...what a way to treat your customers! Make them park far away. Maybe that is their gimick, make their restaurant look very busy. It worked for us.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Better have a big mouth!
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 2:27pm [Dine in]

I've only had take-out from this Samurai Sushi House. From what I've had, yes, you do get your money's worth. A whole sushi tray to serve 4-5 for $20. But I have to agree with some of the other reviews. Some rolls are so large, I got sick trying to finish one. They jam so many different ingredients into one roll, that it kinda loses good flavor. You spend so much time trying to point out what you're tasting at that moment.
We ordered the sushi platter while we were 5 minutes away and when we got there, we had to wait another 40 minutes. And since I can't really rate the ambiance because I've never dined-in before, I gave it a "poor" because when I walked in to check on my order. I almost went deaf from the really loud Vietnamese conversation from the ladies chatting inside. I also, don't mean to be rude, but if those ladies kept their talking at a lower level, I wouldn't have walked out and waited in the rain instead.

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
Did you see the size of the fish?!?
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

Trying to get a seat at Samurai is difficult, but well worth it! The quality of the sushi here is excellent and the portions are unheard of! The fish is large enough to wrap around the piece of rice! Most times, it can be overcrowded, but it just shows the demand for this restaurant! There is always a lineup out the door for this restaurant.

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Samosa Garden Restaurant3502 Kingsway, Vancouver
No thanks.
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

I used to always go to Samosa Garden because they had really good samosas and a great buffet. Times have changed. The last two times I went, service was almost non-existent. It wasn't hard getting a table, but trying to get water/drink refills and paying for the bill is almost impossible. The buffet lunch isn't very good anymore. Quality has slipped somewhere along the way. There's hardly any naan ever, and when they bring some to the buffet table, they only bring less than ten pieces, and it's gone in no time. (Many other Indian restaurants, will give your table your own naan basket) They don't even offer Butter Chicken or samosas for their buffet.
There's always a line-up just to pay and if you're thinking about paying from your table, good luck.
You'll have a much better dining experience up the street at Saffron.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
I didn't get sick here!
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

I really don't think "an excellent sushi buffet" exists, but this one is probably one of the better ones out there.

Food: Lots of items to choose from on the menu. They do put a little more effort into preparing the food compared to some other restaurants. The raw stuff doesn't have a fishy taste to it.

Service: Difficult to wave down a server, and if you do, don't expect a friendly smile. They want you to eat and leave.

Ambiance: I gave this a "poor" because the place seems clean, but when you actually do some investigating, you'll discover sticky tables with a layer of "something" on top. A few times, I've had cups with lipstick still on it and floaties in my cup.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Plantain chips!!
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

I went to the Reef for a going-away party and instantly feel in love with the exotic decor. Some may say that it's too dark for a restaurant, but I think it just adds to the experience. Makes me feel like I'm dining at a restaurant on an exotic island. (The Victoria location gives off more of a Hawaiian feel with surf boards etc.) The only reason I gave the food a 'solid' rating was because I feel the prices are a little on the high side. The food itself is great. My place of work had a party catered by the Reef and they did an excellent job with both catering and for the dining in. The plantain chips are a must-try.

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Pittsburg4500 Kingsway, #1687, Burnaby
Perfect for lunch or late dinner
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:46pm [Dine in]

Pittsburg offers set meals during lunch rush and from 9pm to close. With offerings from east to west, it's a great place to go for a cheap lunch/dinner. Items ranging from pasta to rice dishes to snacks combined with a drink will only cost you about $8. For a full meal, add a bowl of soup (cream or vegetable) for an extra $2. The service is usually good. One server there (manager?) is especially kind and friendly.

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Nando's Chicken4334 Kingsway, Burnaby
Juicy chicken
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

Food: I ordered the Fiesta chicken platter. Strips of chicken, rice and salad. The chicken was so juicy and most, it melted in my mouth. The hot sauce is great also. Sister order the chicken pita and really enjoyed her meal as well.

Service: Basically self-serve restaurant where you order at the counter, grab a seat and they bring you your meal when it's ready. For what it is, our server was very friendly.

Ambiance: Great colors, comfy booths. More fancier than the food court locations.

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Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips1007 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best fish n' chips
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

I would have to say Mr. Pickwick's have the best batter ever. Nice and crispy until the very last bite! The prices are like any other fish n' chips joint and the seating is VERY limited. Only about a handful of ppl can be seated at one time. The service is the best part. The owners are super friendly and can spark up a conversation in a heartbeat.

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Death By Chocolate1145 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Shouldn't have gone here
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:23pm [Dine in]

I went to Death by Chocolate with my girlfriends two nights ago for dessert. We originally wanted to go to Ganache, but unfortunately, they were closed. Dying for some sweets, we went into Death by Chocolate instead. Is this a new location? We walked in and the first thing that caught our eye was the decorated lattes. Basically a latte with foam in the shape of leaves, or hearts, etc. We asked them if they can do that for us, the two employees there said no because they didn't know how to. They should probably take down the ads then. Although our server was extremely friendly and helpful, I couldn't help notice his lack of knowledge for their offerings. We asked him a few questions about the menu items to help us decide what to order, but his answers were as good as ours. "Ahh, I'm not sure...ummm, dunno." I had ordered waffles with vanilla icecream and mango coulis. When it came, the waffles weren't crispy or browned and it was soft so all the sauce soaked into it. And he mixed up my order and gave me raspberry coulis. Oh well, it didn't help the taste. I couldn't eat it.
On the other hand, the ice-cream was really good.
I wouldn't return here.

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