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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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Fleuri845 Burrard St, Vancouver
Pinkies' up!
Submitted Tuesday, March 7, 2006 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

I went to Fleuri for High Tea as one of my first tea experiences. I'm sure glad I went here because they do tea right! I'm pretty sure we paid about $23 per person (quite lower than Wedgewood). If you don't know tea service, that's a pretty good price. Obviously, you can get more for your money dining other cuisines, but high tea is an experience like none other. My favorite item on the 3-tiered tray would be the smoked salmon pinwheel. The Raspberry chicken salad on brioche is a close 2nd. This is the only tea service that I was allowed to sniff the different teas before making my decision. In Vancouver, I would say Fleuri for High Tea is the best choice.

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Fish On Rice4361 Kingsway, #201, Burnaby
Don't expect service here either.
Submitted Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

Another classic example of an all-you-can-eat japanese restaurant gone bad. This restaurant is fairly new in the neighborhood and when it first open, obviously everything was great. Then they got lazy and sloppy. I don't think anybody there likes their job. If you're not happy, don't work there! During our recent visit, our server never smiled once. And gave the huffin' puffin, eye-roll combo everytime we stopped her for some tea refill. Everytime, we put in an order, she didn't seem like she wanted to take our order. She would be very impatient and say "is that all" after every item ordered. And when we discussed amongst ourselves how many of an item we wanted, she would roll her eyes and lean to one side, tapping her feet. After our meal was finished, we ordered ice-cream for everyone and she only brought 6. We didn't even bother asking for the rest since it took her almost 15 minutes to get the first 6.

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Ebisuya Japanese Restaurant611 Broadway East, Vancouver
The server(s) need some customer service courses
Submitted Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

I like going to Ebisuya, but not for their service or ambiance. I love the scallop and tobiko cones they make. So creamy and delicious w/o any hint of "fishy". The rest of the food is fine, and in my opinion, could be much worse. The service is what sets this restaurant apart though. I can understand the stress that comes with an all-you-can-eat restaurant, but if you can't meet the expectations of your customers, don't offer it. It's completely rude to deny people food without advance notice. We are the paying customers. When I go to this restaurant, I don't expect service.

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DV8515 Davie Street, Vancouver
Can I gat a flashlight with my meal?
Submitted Sunday, March 5, 2006 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

I went to DV8 with a friend some time ago wanting to take advantage of the Entertainment book coupon. I had the chicken caesar salad and thought it tastes okay. Nothing set this apart from all the chicken caesars I've had. I do remember though, that some of the lettuce was a little bit soggy. Sort of like they mixed a new batch in with some that was left over and sitting out since the previous order. We were sat upstairs and the server only came by 2 times (during our 1 hour stay) to check on us to see if we required anything else. The area we sat in was extremely dark and only lit with the tealight candle at our table. I couldn't tell the chicken and the croutons apart. An "okay" restaurant for me.

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Daimasu601 W Broadway, Vancouver
Don't go here if you're looking for authentic Japanese
Submitted Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

I used to go to Daimasu for Japanese. That was when I was younger and didn't know any better. Their food is all short-cut food, meaning, their gyozas are deep/pan fried straight out of the freezer w/o thawing. Their sushi looks/tastes like ones made in a beginner sushi-making class. Their teriyaki sauces are basically stock and corn starch. It's so thick, when you pick a piece of chicken up, the sauce sticks together and "plops" back into the bowl. Pretty disgusting. Last time I went and couldn't finish my sushi roll, I asked for it to be packed up. I had 3 pieces left (1/2 roll) and the waitress took it and shuffled back to the kitchen sucking her teeth mumbling in Chinese, "Make me pack up only 3 pieces..."
I'd rather eat food-court Japanese food.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
If you're looking for good chinese, it's here
Submitted Friday, February 24, 2006 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

When my family visits from Alberta (about twice a year) going here is a must. Every morning Saturday and Sunday. Obviously service is nothing to rave about, it's just another Chinese restaurant. The food always comes quick and tasty. We've never had a bad food experience. This place is also great for those late night cheap food cravings.

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New management
Cafe De Paris751 Denman, Vancouver
Garcon!?!!!
Submitted Friday, February 24, 2006 - 11:56am [Dine in]

I went to Cafe de Paris last Christmas for a dinner party. It was great value for the yummy French food they served. It's a very tiny restaurant and is busy most nights. Unfortunately, we were only about 10 minutes late for our reservation and they gave our table away! We ended up having to wait almost an hour for another table. Not cool. Plus we all had big huge presents with us and their corridor at the entrance was so tiny, people kept kicking our gifts as they walked by. We finally got seated at our small table and although our orders were taken and food arrived in timely order, our server rarely came by to check up on us. I do have to say that the food is definately a plus!

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Burger Heaven Restaurant77 10th Street, New Westminster
Heavenly burgers
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

I used to live in New West so we would frequent Burger Heaven a lot. Though the service in inconsistent (sometimes we wait for an hour for our meals, sometimes it comes right away), the food is always satisfying. The burgers are huge and you can opt for half salad, half fries. The best thing to happen to New West/Burnaby are those 2 for 1 burger coupons in the local free paper! Keep those handy!! It's also interesting to see pictures from the 80's posted everywhere.

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Bon Bon Bakery5807 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Moistest cake you'll ever eat!
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 11:37pm [Dine in]

Bon Bon Bakery on Victoria Drive really takes the cake. Out of all the cakes I've ever had (and I've had many, we basically have cake at work every two weeks!), their cakes are always the crowd favorites. My favorite is the chocolate cake. I ordered it for a birthday one time and kept the leftovers in the fridge and forgot about it for 2 days. It was still as fresh tasting as the day I brought it home! The tiramisu is also another favorite. They don't cheap out on the brandy/liquor. Everyone especially loves this cake at work, many giggles all over after having this cake. Their specialty is their St. Honore cake which consists of whip cream, custard, cream puffs and puff pastry. Delish!! Really good prices also.

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Bella Pizza4624 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Ed is the Best!
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

I order from Ed at Bella Pizza all the time. Most of my orders are for work and sometimes, I can't predict last minute pizza requirements. Ed is always there to please! He'll try to accommodate your needs as best he can. The pizza is great and the pizza dough ball in the middle is genius! No more toppings stuck to the top of the box! Their unique selection of pizza are what makes Bella Pizza what it is.

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Beach House, The150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Romantic restaurant by the pier
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 3:43pm [Dine in]

I went here for Dine-Out-vancouver with my sweetheart. I really enjoyed the romantic atmosphere. Our meal was really good, the portions were a little bit on the small side, but taste made up for it.

I found out they offered a hockey-night set meal. For $20 you get an appetizer, a gourmet burger and dessert! For all you hockey fans, why not go to the Beach House for hockey-night with a great meal in front of a big screen?!?

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
What happened to the Anton's I know?
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

I used to always go to Anton's for a great pasta dinner. The portions were huge and the quality was never a let down. Now, I rarely go. The quality has gone down-hill. Before, there would be line-ups a few shops long, now whenever I drive by, it's just a short line-up. Maybe they changed chefs.

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Anducci's2729 Barnett Hwy, Coquitlam
Burnaby location better
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

I've only been to this location once, and I will never return. The service was absolutely horrid. The server/host would much rather talk on the phone, or flirt with people at the bar and/or the chef than to serve you. I was there for a quick lunch and lunch ran for about 1 1/2 hour. The food, in my opinion, is better at the Burnaby location. Great ambiance though, I'll give them that.

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Anducci's Italian Kitchen9604 Cameron St, Burnaby
Best House Bread!!
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 3:05pm [Dine in]

I've been to Anducci's many times and every time, I have nothing bad to say about them. Always consistant great food. Portion sizes are quite big and I can never finish by myself. A great place to go with friends and share your meals. I say the best thing about Anducci's would be the house bread they serve. It's a warm foccacia drizzles with balsamic vinegar and sprinkled with parmesan. To die for. Remember to bring your Entertainment Book coupons!!

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Andales Mexican Restaurant1175 Davie Street, Vancouver
Mexican or Chinese?
Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:23am [Dine in]

I went to Andales in the summertime and was a little confused. The cashier, hostess, servers were all sisters of a Chinese family! They were doing their homework at the cashier's desk between serving customers. The chef/owner was their dad.
I thought the food was ho-hum and felt bad for the girls' interrupted studies.

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Amorosa Pasta House7874 Edmonds St., Burnaby
The Best in New West!
Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:18am [Dine in]

It easy to miss this small little pasta house in New West. I started going here about 2 years ago and they never fail to impress. The portions are huge. I ordered the lasagna and packed the leftovers for lunch the next day. Stil had enough to stuff my belly to the max. My boyfriend is real picky about his carbonara, but claims this one to be the best he's had. Look out for their daily specials and if it's your birthday, remember to bring some ID with you as your birthday entree is on the house!

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Empire Seafood Restaurant5951 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
The way Chinese food should taste
Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 1:06am [Dine in]

I went to dinner on Monday at Empire with my family of about 14 people. First of all, I've been to a lot of Chinese restaurants, and this one was the very first time I've seen napkins other than white, they were yellow to go with the restaurant theme color. This restaurant even had charger plates! I never knew Chinese people knew what charger plates were! The food was really good, the service even better. We probably had 3 servers wait on our table plus the manager too! We ordered Peking duck and the manager brought it to a side table beside us and put on white cotton gloves and began to carve it in front of us. He also came by every so often so check if everything was fine. This is a fairly new restaurant and I'll have to give it another go another time, but for now, I give it the thumb's up.

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ABC Country Restaurant6500 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Go to White Spot instead
Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 12:57am [Dine in]

I went to the ABC in Kensington Square and was treated really poorly. My sister and I waited at the front for about 5 minutes before anyone greeted us. They walked by us several times and failed to make contact eventhough I'm sure they knew we were standing there. When we finally were greeted, we got seated in the absolute corner of the restaurant away from everyone else. They could not have made us feel more un-welcome. Oh, yes they could...we waited for our server for twenty minutes and when she finally came around to our little corner, she didn't even apologize. Only half of one side of the restaurant was occupied. So there couldn't be the "I'm really busy" excuse. The food wasn't that good either.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
I thought this was fine dining??
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

As another restaurant I visited during Dine-Out-Vancouver (I went to many this year), I felt a little cheated by Griffins. I guess I misunderstood what kind of restaurant they were. Especially with a crest as a logo, I thought it would be a fancy affair. My friends and I dressed to the nines for this dinner. When we arrived, all we could see were black and white checkered backsplash and food being served in baskets. HUH?! Turns out, this eatery is more of a high-class full-service cafeteria. Still really nice. Don't get me wrong, I love this restaurant. We opted to shell out an additional $10 for the appetizer buffet. Definitely worth the $$. The buffet consisted of soup, salads, cold platters of gravalax and vinaigrette marinated mushroom caps, shrimp and crab legs!!!! Apparently this appie buffet only costs $15 on regular nights. Our main courses were beyond expectations. Eveything was done perfectly, I would expect this quality from a 5 star restaurant. And for dessert, the Griffin's famous dessert bar. Needless to say, I had to unbutton my belt during the meal.

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Kettle of Fish, A900 Pacific Street, Vancouver
There's a tree in the restaurant!
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 8:26pm [Dine in]

I went to A Kettle of Fish during Dine-Out-Vancouver this year. It was my first time even though my boyfriend lives only a block away. The interior of the restaurant reminds me of an enchanted forest. There are plants and trees and little lights everywhere. Very romantic. My appetizer of the pulled chicken open ravioli was delicious. My main course was ahi-tuna and was done to perfection. I didn't really enjoy the dessert as much as I hoped to, which was a peanut butter chocolate tart. Basically a gourmet Reese's peanut butter cup. It was too sweet.

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