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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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Cafe Luxy1235 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great prices for brunch!!
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

I stumbled upon Cafe Luxy's website while searching the net for a good place to eat brunch. There aren't many places these days where you can get a eggs benny for under $6 (whoops, just saw the updated website, a benny runs for about $6.98 now). I decided to go there on a Sunday with my boyfriend. The food was good, the service was good, but we felt a little bit crammed into our booth. Not built for comfort, but still a nice place to eat.

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Moxie's Classic Grill808 Bute Street, Vancouver
Love what they've done with the place...
Submitted Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

The decor is awesome, they did a good job. the food is good, the service is good. It's a fun hangout for birthday's or Margarita nights. My friends and I went there for margarita night and our table was filled with all different colors. Our server was very friendly and joined in for some jokes. I felt really comfortable here.

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Moxie's Classic Grill180 West Georgia, Vancouver
Fresh and tasty
Submitted Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 4:10pm [Dine in]

Before heading to a concert, a few months back, my friends and I decided to eat first and went to Moxies. After waiting about 1/2 hour to get a table, I ordered one of their salads. All I can remember is that this salad was one the freshest I've eaten. The cucumbers were extra crispy and the tomatoes were perfectly firm. It also came with yummy banana bread. What a way to end a great meal.
I went back a few weeks later (because I craved the salad again) and I had to wait so long again (I was quoted about an hour wait time), that I just left. No salad is worth that long of a wait.

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Minoas Greek Taverna3823 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good moussaka
Submitted Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

I went to Minoas for lunch the other day and thought this place used to be better before. Our server wasn't too friendly, maybe she had a bad day. Even when we made a joke, her smile was as cold as the day. When she served our plates, her concentration was elsewhere. We never made eye contact. The portions of the lunch were ok-sized, but I can find better value elsewhere. The moussaka, I have to say, is really good.

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
Bring your coupon!
Submitted Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 11:15am [Dine in]

Lombardo's has great pizza!!! We went there to try it out and use up our Entertainment coupon, and we were lucky enough to get a table near the back where the pizza chef hand-tossed and flipped the pizza dough in the air. What a show!! We had two pizzas and some pasta. The ambiance is really neat. Although it is located indoors, they made the restaurant with an open feel. I would return to try the other pizza offerings.

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La Bodega Restaurant & Tapa Bar1277 Howe Street, Vancouver
Great for parties!
Submitted Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 10:49am [Dine in]

I've been to La Bodega three times and enjoyed it each time. They do get busy, so be sure to make reservations. Two of the three times I went, were for birthday dinners. The staff was very helpful and courteous. They offered to take our pictures (they never acted frustrated eventhough they were very busy), and brought our homemade cake to our table along with extra plates and flatware and even cut and served it to us.
Their food is awesome and the only reason I gave them a 3 is because their portions are a little on the small side. Those who don't know tapas, would probably complain that the portions are way too small. Their sangria is a must-try!

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Ramen for you?
Submitted Monday, March 13, 2006 - 3:51pm [Dine in]

If you love ramen (japanese noodles), you'll enjoy dining at Kintaro. It's a really small place and line-ups are pretty normal, so be prepared to wait to be seated (outdoors). Serving sizes are great, but the service is a little lacking. I felt a little squished together with all the other tables. The food is enough to get me back there.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The800 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Maybe you can get a little extra for your money?
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

I love the ambiance of this location. The food and service is consistant with the other locations, but what really sets this location apart from the others is that it used to be an old train station stop turned The Keg. It was part of the buildings destroyed by the Great Fire of 1898, and was re-built in 1899. Rumours have spirits still live in the basement and at night, workers can hear them call their name! A lot of history from Vancouver's oldest city in this little building.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1499 Anderson St., Vancouver
Great place for lunch on a G.I. trip
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

I would prefer the other locations (been to many) over this one. This location is more casual than the others. The food quality is there, but again, the portions have shrunk, especially on the garlic mashed potatoes. Great place for lunch on a visit to Granville Island, unless you've been snacking in the market!

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1121 Alberni Street, Vancouver
The previous downtown location was better
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

Not sure why they moved (just a one minute walk away) but I really enjoyed the underground location much better. The ambiance is still great, but it has more of an executive feel to the place. I found the portion size to be smaller than what they served before. The were short on service staff when I was there last and she had to wait on 1/3 restaurant all on her own. Our service was unfortunately neglected. I also found the hostess here to be a little snobby with a "downtown" attitude.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
Best greek on Broadway
Submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 10:34am [Dine in]

Kalamata has really good greek food. I'd say the quality is better than Stepho's but the portions are not as huge. At least you don't have to wait in an irritating line-up! The atmosphere is warm and inviting. The service was excellent also.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
Joey's was more interesting before
Submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 10:27am [Dine in]

I love going to Joey's for two things. Their chili chicken appetizer, and the Joey's appie pie. It has to be the best apple pie I've ever had. I have to say that after their renovations a couple years ago, Joey's just isn't the same. Now, the restaurant has a real fancy feel to the place decorated with dark wood furniture, hand-blown glass sculptures, lush expensive sofas. The last two times I went, I found the menu to be lacking of choices and expensive too. I don't remember spending over $50 for dinner for 2. The Joey's I knew and loved was a fun place with eccentric and neat little decorations like abstract ceiling art and tricycles on the wall. When you ordered one of their signature dishes, the jambalaya, the server makes you say it loud enough so the chefs in the open kitchen can hear you. You only get your order if they repeat it back to you. And they also had this neat thing where if you get selected, they take you up on a crane and have you drop a tomato in a bucket from up above. If you get it in, you get a $50 gift certificate. Needless to say, they don't have any of these perks anymore.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Dress according
Submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 10:14am [Dine in]

I've been to Joe Fortes about 5-6 times and I've never been disappointed. They used to have this Alberta steak dish which they served with a mashed potato spring roll. It was really really good and when I returned, it wasn't on the menu anymore. The restaurant has split level floors and I've had the opportunity to be seated on each. The upper floor is more upscale while the bottom/bar level is more casual. I've never had a problem with service here. My only problem with this restaurant was that it seemed like they seat you according to how you're dressed. My first times, I really dressed up and was seating in the upper levels, and last few times, I dressed down and was seated in the mid level. When my friends and I just went for a last minute dinner wearing casual skirt/khakis, we were seated in the bar level. I guess I could see it as a good thing that they accept casual diners at their upscale restaurant. It's not enough to deter me from going again.

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Infuze Tea House870 W Cordova St, Vancouver
Kick back and relax...
Submitted Wednesday, March 8, 2006 - 10:01am [Dine in]

Infuze tea house has the best matcha green tea! I go here to get my fix for the matcha latte. I liked it so much, I got myself a little starter kit for making my own. Although pretty pricey for a small tin of matcha powder ($30), I soon found out that was the price for most others too. I really splurged for the Japanese tea whisk, which is crucial in making a good tea, which was another $35.
I had also ordered a matcha merigue cookie to go with my tea. It was an unusual but good treat.
My favorite thing about Infuze? Order your tea, sit and relax with the large supply of magazines available for your reading pleasure.

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White Heather Tea Room1885 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria
Home made all the way!
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

I was visiting my best friend in Victoria when she was there for school, and came across this tea cafe. Victoria has many tea rooms, but I think this one really stands out. When you walk in, it's a very casual cafe atmosphere with walls donned with home made quilts for sale. Mostly tea-themed of course. In the right side corner is a small section selling tea cozies, napkins, etc. All hand made also. We sat down and order the Giant-muckle tea for two. This was one of my most memorable tea experiences ever. For under $30 for both of us, including tax and tip, we were stuffed to the rim. Everything is home-made in the huge kitchen in the back. Their shortbread is crispy and absolutely awesome! I had "The Madhatter's Tea Party" there. Delicious. And when I went to pay the bill, I saw a tin of it near the cash register. It was made by "T" on West Broadway, Vancouver. I've seen Urban Fare sell it for about $25 a tin and I bought it at White Heather for only $16!! By far, the most lovely tea ever. Passion fruit, pomegranite and vanilla. If you're in the neighbourhood, give White Heather tea room a try. You won't be disappointed!!

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Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Treated unfairly
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

I went to Hell's Kitchen with 3 friends looking forward to some good eatin'...and to use up our Entertainment coupons. Really disappointed...with everything except for the pizza! I have to admit, I did go with higher expectations because I had just finished watching the Gordon Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen series. Unfair comparison, I know. But that is not what I'm basing my review on. So for those of you who want to try it, with the tv's Hell's Kitchen in mind...don't go.
So before we ordered, we told the waitress that we had coupons. No problem, but there was a special for 2 for 1 entrees. Great! We asked for 4 dishes and she told us we could only do one 2 for 1 offer (for 4 of us). Fine. We'll use our coupons then. No can do. Only 1 coupon per table. Fine. We'll do one 2 for 1, and use 1 coupon. No. Only 1 offer/special per table. That's bullcrap! And she was really rude to us. If she was nicer, then we probably wouldn't mind the limitations. The chicken dish we had was pretty good, and the pizza (Penny Lane-vegetarian) was great. But I don't think I will return. I should tell the people at Entertainment Book about them setting limitations on their coupons.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Great laksa!
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

I ate at Hawker's Delight with my sister and brother-in-law. We were told to try this place for some good malaysian "snacks". Having visited Malaysia only a couple months before, they thought the laksa was good, but obviously not as good as in Malaysia. I tasted it, and thought it was great! I had the chickpea curry and thought it was good, but they could have eased off on the chilis. Sort of too hot to enjoy. It's a great small restaurant.

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Hart House6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
I heart Christmas buffets!!
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

I went to Hart House for the first time last December for their famous Christmas lunch buffet. It was outstanding!! Although the line-up for the food was quite long (they only have 3 seatings, so you can't "come as you please", reservations a must!), the food never ran out. They had really delicious items on the menu. A little pricey, but I would say anyone should try it at least once.

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Hamburger Mary's Diner1202 Davie Street, Vancouver
Their milkshakes brings all the boys to the yard...
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

Great little diner on Davie Street. Perfect place for a late night snack since they're open 20 hours/day. (I think they still are)
Serving items from salads to poutines to great burgers and hot dogs, it always hits the spot. I've always order a milkshake with my meal. Neat flavors like pineapple or blueberry. The only disappoint is the milkshakes used to be bigger. They used to give you your milkshake in a glass along with the "extra" from the metal shaker jar. Now, you just get a cup of the good stuff.

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Golden Swan Restaurant5380 Victoria, Vancouver
What happened to the ol' Swan?
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

Recently, Golden Swan had gone through some renovations and was closed for some time. Now that they have re-opened, my friends and I decided to go there for dim-sum last week. Many dim-sum places that I've gone to, charge between $2-3 per plate no matter what size, and quality isn't jeopardized either. Thinking Golden Swan couldn't be a lot more than that, we didn't even question the price. Our bad. First of all, the food was much better before. I've had their "calamari" before and this time, it was cold. Not warm, cold. And I bite into a piece that wasn't fully cooked. The rest of the items were not horrible, but I remembered the quality much better. The plate of pan-fried rice rolls were really greasy near the bottom of the plate. When the bill came, the total was $40. We estimated each plate costed $4 since we had 10 (small) plates. Who really charges $1 per sui mai?!? The medium sized plate of rice rolls totaled $6 because it was a "kitchen" item. That dish wasn't hot either. Don't think I'll be going back soon.

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