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epicuriousBurnaby, BCSince February 21, 2006507 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
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Keg Caesars595 Hornby Street, Vancouver
A great time
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

I have to disagree with the other reviewers about this location.
I was here to celebrate my SO's birthday with a few friends last Friday and we all had a great time. 2 in our party were almost an hour late, but we were never once rushed at all. Unlike the other locations, this one still has an old school charm to it - not all modernly reno'd like the other locations.

We were seated upstairs in a corner (aside from the huge 30-something people party in the middle of the room) where we could still hear each other's conversations.

The food was great. I normally order the chicken since I'm not a steak fan. The portion here was slightly larger than the other locations I've visited.

The service was excellent. Our server never once forgotten anything, kept our waters full, and even delivered a finicky billing request without hesitation and flaw.

This location is quieter than the others, and I would definitely recommend it for a busy weekend night.

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Sunset Grill2204 York Avenue, Vancouver
A comfortable hang-out
Submitted Monday, February 11, 2008 - 5:38pm [Dine in]

I was here for a party over the weekend and was nicely surprised at how much I enjoyed my time here. Like all pubs, ambiance isnn't supposed to "wow" anyone. It was pretty loud in there, I could barely hear my own conversation with a friend. But the seats were comfy (eventhough the cushions are in desparate need of a good wash), I could probably stay there for hours without realizing the time going by.

The food was good, but very salty. Makes me wonder if it is deliberate to promote drink purchases...sneaky cleavor! I must mention that the dessert was heavenly...especially that bread pudding with whisky sauce. To-Die-For!

The service was great, especially on a busy Saturday night. I would order a drink, shimmy on to different areas of the pub, and she still managed to find me!

I didn't like the layout of the washrooms. The TP dispenser was attached to door making for a painful head-bump experience.

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Falafel King1105 Davie Street, Vancouver
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 10:33am [Dine in]

After having that delicious falafel wrap at Babylon, I was craving another while picking up some cold medicine last night. I remembered this place just next door to Shoppers.

After I walked in, I immediately noticed how old this place looked. It's in desperate need of a facelift. It also looked really dirty. There was nobody else in the place.

I ordered a falafel wrap and she proceeded to heat up some. As we waited for the microwave to finish cooking, she rang in my order - took my cash - walked back to the prep station. Ding goes the micro and she used her fingers to smoosh the falafel in place - without washing her hands! If my parking meter wasn't up and I wasn't so hungry, I would have asked for another one. Luckily, I didn't get sick last night.

Unlike the one from Babylon, this wrap tasted very heavy (heavy homous, heavy falafel) and too salty. At Babylon, their wraps include nice crispy lettuce, cucumber, tomato. Here, it's just browned lettuce and soft tomatoes.

I would not eat here again.

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Cookies Of Course555 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cookies! Of course!
Submitted Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

I completely agree with the previous review. These ARE the best cookies I've ever had. I was looking for a hostess gift for the weekend and debating on whether to get them here or over at Cookies by George. I'm so glad I supported this local shop.

Box of 6 cookies at George's = $12. Box of 13 cookies here = $10 (and on Friday's, it's only $8.50!)

These cookies are super soft and boxed still warm. The owner is very environment-friendly and very helpful. I told him I was travelling by ferry, and after a jokingly lecture on saving plastic from landfills, he lined my box of cookies to prevent grease soak-up on the box.

My favorite cookie was the choco chunk (best eaten warm!), closely followed by the dark choco cranberry. Also extremely good were the oatmeal raisin, triple choco, and this one with cashews and butterscotch chips...HECK! They're all good!!

I was able to enjoy these cookies all weekend long and even by Monday, they were still soft! Definitely return for more...on Fridays.
They also sell dough by the tub!

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White Spot7519 Market Crossing, Burnaby
A good start!
Submitted Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 6:00pm [Dine in]

This WS location just opened up not long ago, and already, it's buzzing during the lunchtime. I finally had a chance to visit last week. The interior is very nice, comparable to other more upscale places like Earls, Cactus, etc. - but with way more lighting.

Food was good, as usual. However, I've noticed a slight increase in prices over the years. Back in the days, nothing was over $10 on the menu. But now, with "gourmet" items on the menu, a simple lunch can set you back about $20! But I guess you also pay for the nice ambiance. I had the legendary burger and substituted with yam fries. I received a generous portion of nicely spiced sticks, tres yummy!

I would have given the service a 4, had it not been for the manager(?) at the front taking debit transactions. He was a bigger guy dressed in black. Both shirt and pants were very dirty and had food remnants splattered all over the front. Not very professional.

I'd definitely return here. In fact, I'm scheduled for another lunch on Friday!

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Pizza Town88 W Pender Street, #1059, Vancouver
Are you kidding me?
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

Before watching Cloverfield this weekend, my boyfriend went to grab a sub from Quiznos. Seeing this pizza joint next door sparked my craving for ooey gooey cheesy goodness.
I looked to see what they had to offer. At $2/slice, why not?
I pointed out what looked to me like a chicken pizza. I said to the guy, "I'll have a chicken please." I should have rethunk it (now in hind-sight) when he looked at me a little weird.
He handed over the hot slice and I bit into the crust first, then the wedge end. The crust was dry and hard - not doughy, which is what I prefer in a crust. No biggie - I just won't eat the crust. Then I bit into the wedge end. Mushy is the best way I can describe it.
No real flavor - just mushy.
Then to my horror, I realized that this was no chicken pizza. As I examined more closely, it turned out that the "white meat lookalike" was bacon! Not normal bacon though - it was ALL bacon fat!!! It was disgusting and I had to throw it out.
Since the guy didn't look like someone that would handle critism well, I just cut my loss and headed for food court butter chicken.

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Ginger & Garlic7771 Westminster Hwy, #180, Richmond
I prefered the old Honolulu.
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

As much as I would have liked to agree with the previous reviewer, I did not have a great dining experience at lunch here there other day. It wasn't horrible, but I thought it was better as Honolulu (mind you, last time I was here when it was still Honolulu, I received really crappy service).
I got here close to noon on Friday and there was barely anyone in there (never the case before). We were "greeted" by a server with a lazy finger beckon as she continued with her conversation with the other table. Menus were thrown onto the table shortly after.

I think the only positive things I could say about this place are that the restaurant looked clean and the prices were good.

The food...you could do much better elsewhere in Richmond.

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Babylon Cafe716 Robson Street, Vancouver
Yummy falafel
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

Everytime I walk by this place, there is always a line-up.
I was finally able to try it last week, and bonus for me - no lineup! I originally wanted to try their chicken schwarma wrap, but at the last minute, changed my order to falafel wrap. The owner said it was a wise choice, mentioning, "You can eat falafel every day, but not chicken. Chicken is too much sometimes."
He proceeded to grab a few balls and stuck them in the micro. He then loaded up my pita with homous, veggies and sauce and squished the falafel balls in.
I was on my way. At first, I expected the falafel to be dry from the microwaving, but my wrap couldn't be more delicious! I'm craving it as I write this review.
It's a great meal and pick-me-up before a day of downtown, not to mention how cheap it is. My falafel wrap was under $5.

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Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant670 Smithe Street, Vancouver
The good, the great, and the ugly.
Submitted Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 1:05pm [Dine in]

I came here yesterday with my boyfriend to try out their DOV menu at an excellent value of $15! I have heard good things about their food, and although I've been there, I have never dined there. BF was skeptical that any "pub food" would be good.

All I gotta say is, he totally changed his mind after the meal!
I felt the need to do a one-day-not-so-healthy meal, so I went for an all-fried menu. For starters, I had hot wings w/ blue cheese. Quite tasty little things. BF had the house salad with feta, crans, and almonds - he reported that it was amazing.

Mains, he surprisingly chose the southwest chicken salad - nothing spectacular. But what was spectacular was my fish and chips! WOW! Very lightly battered and meaty! The fries were addictive also.

The let-down of the evening, was unfortunately the dessert. The proclaimed "moist" brownie was so dry, it crumbled at the fork. My deep-fried ice cream was not only sitting in a drizzle of caramel and choco sauce, but also a pool of oil. You can imagine my surprise when I spooned the transparent fluid thinking it was honey...it wasn't.

The live performance was really loud - but I can expect that at a pub. So overall, great food - not so good dessert.
I would definitely go back for the fish and chips. I don't believe it's "world famous" as advertised, but it's pretty darn yummy!

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Cosmos Greek Restaurant14871 Marine Drive, White Rock
Good meal near the boardwalk.
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 12:18pm [Dine in]

The moussaka is a must try. It's been a while since I've been here, but all I can think about at the mere mention of White Rock is the moussaka Cosmos serves up!

It's a great restaurant to dine, especially during the summer time sitting out in the patio.

I would definitely eat here again the next chance I get.

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KoKo Chocolate Cafe1118 Denman St., Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

I walked by this place before it first opened a few weeks ago. They were still putting on some window treatment and I didn't think they were open yet. So needless to say, I was excited about going last night.
I would say it's perfect for a chilly night, like we've been having lately. They serve you hot chocolate in neat little "Hug Mugs". You cradle the little cups in your hands warming them up as you sip.

I had the Mexican hot choco and my bf had the Scandinavian hot choco. Both were exellent. You have a choice between white or milk chocolate with your bevie, which are churning in vats as they greet you when you walk in.

The interior is gorgeous, but they have very limited seating - only 3 tables and the rest are bar seating.

They also already have Koko merchandise like cups and mugs and fondue pots. Too bad the "hug mugs" aren't for sale.

Prices are a little steep for a small cup of cocoa ($4.50), but I fully expected it before going.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
A good lunch find
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

In Vancouver, it's not hard to find good lunch deals. You can definitely count on Green Basil. I used to frequent Thai House for their $6.95 (slightly higher now) lunch deals until their quality started slipping and their food became slightly on the greasy side. Still good, but not what it used to be. Across the street, Green Basil recently opened up.

They offer $6.95 lunch deals including soup, salad and spring roll, but their choices aren't as many as Thai House. Only about 10 choices. Portions are big and service is friendly and fast. Ideal for the quick and cheap lunch. They also offer other lunch specials at a slightly higher price and their soup offering changes occasionally.

In my opinion, this is a better choice for Thai food than Thai House.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Prefered over e-Canteen
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

You really can't find much difference in menu choices between all these HK cafes, but I find the food here is better than the next door e-Canteen.
It's definitely a good choice for a cheap lunch. Full on just $7 with a drink? Why not?
Just a tip, if you're pressed for time, don't order anything baked.
I came here with 4 other people and they were nearly finished by the time I got my baked fish on rice. I felt bad for making them wait on their lunchbreak and burnt my tongue twice trying to eat quickly!
Try to get there early (before noon) as the lineup starts to build out the door close to 1pm.
This place is a great deal for both lunch and dinner.

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Saveur850 Thurlow, Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

I came back to Saveur this holiday season for another Christmas dinner with my friends. Not much has changed with the restaurant except I cannot assume they get much business anymore. Why do I say this? During our 2 hour dinner, we were the only diners in the restaurant...for the duration of our meal. Yes, I understand this was on a Wednesday night, but being just a week before Christmas I did expect at least another table of diners.
However, this worked out to our advantage. We received the best service possible. The owner was extremely accomodating.

I don't really understand why the lack of diners. The food was not bad at all (some of the appetizers were just "ok", but my pork tenderloin main was delicious as was dessert of course!) The price for the meal was good - $38 for 3 courses everyday and selection was good.

I enjoy dining here, my only complaint is that parking is painful to look for. I usually park in the theatre parking lot.

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Stefanos Restaurant315 Columbia St, New Westminster
Not your usual Greek
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

I attended my SO's Christmas function here last week (2nd visit) and although it was not bad, I was a little confused.

Besides the name and the food, I would not have guessed this was a greek restaurant. Bar/Pub on the lower level and the upper level was the dining area. Yes, they have large plants all over the place (a norm for greek restaurant apparently), but all other decorations was a mish-mash of everything else. The house band played a lot of 80's music and during breaks, a lot of salsa music. Actually when I think about it, I felt more like I was at a country-bar instead of a greek restaurant.
The food was good, I especially liked their calamari. But the dessert was a little weird. We were served something that looked like tiramisu, but tasted strongly of coconut.
Service was fast and efficient. Difficult for a night as busy as that.

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Brock House Restaurant3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
A special night
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 1:44pm [Dine in]

Had a party there at the beginning of the month and it was one night to remember. The ambiance was perfection - I can definitely see why BH won best venue for weddings! The old-school decor really does add to the charm of the restaurant. I'm actually glad they haven't renovated much.
Our party had the entire main floor, and though the layout at first seemed confusing, it really worked for the night. The dining room was nicely lit and romantic, the buffet room and dessert room was out of the way so a table's conversion wasn't disrupted by a "food line-up". This was the first time I have seen round-tables for buffet, instead of the usual straight-line set-up. It was a nice change - little stations for different courses.

Service was excellent. All the staff was very professional and courteous through-out the evening.
This is an A+ choice for that special event.

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Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
Best Cheesecake?
Submitted Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

I wouldn't admit this to be the best cheesecake. In my opinion, the portions were a tad on the small side. I guess I relate this place too much to the American "Cheesecake Factory" and was expecting a huge selection of variety. Unfortunately, they only offer a limited selection: Cheesecake, Choco Cheesecake, Cheesecake trifle, Special, raisin and walnut cake. That's it.

We shared the Cheesecake w/ Strawberries, and the Cheesecake trifle. The plain cheesecake is what it is, plain. However, it was light and fluffy - plus marks for that. The Cheesecake Trifle was very good.

The ambiance was dim and cozy - just perfect for the dessert fix and a nice chat with friends.

Likes? Open until 1am daily! Service was really good. We were 4 and had a beverage each and shared 2 desserts. With such limited seating, I was pleasantly surprised they never once hurried us or even had a min. charge/person.

Dislikes? My good friend asked for a cup of hot water (just water) and they said because so many ppl ask for hot water, they need to charge $1 for it. That's ridiculous - doesn't it come out of their espresso machine??

Likely to return? I wished they had more selection, but the cheesecake was nice and the hot chocolate came EXTRA hot, as requested, so I am likely to return.

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Mr Sport Pizza & Steak House4131 No. 5 Rd, Richmond
Maybe not for a work-day lunch
Submitted Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 11:28am [Dine in]

After not being able to decide on a place for a quick lunch (and not wanting to drive too far), my bf and I ended up here. From the outside, it doesn't look like it has changed much from the 80's and after entering, they haven't done much on the inside as well.

This place is good if you want a quiet lunch, as only a handful of other tables were occupied, but if you're in search of a quick and cheap lunch, look elsewhere.
We waited quite a while for the food, and honestly, it was surprisingly tasty and nice - my only complaint for my meal was the fries were just warm and my salad was still wet so the dressing didn't really stick to it.

At almost $30 for two (1 drink) we realize we could have found better value elsewhere. I would expect these prices for dinner, considering one meal was already at a "daily specials" price.

The service was friendly, but the combination of wait time and cost for lunch is why I rated this place a 2.

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Sagres Restaurant22550 Dewdney Trunk Rd, #100, Maple Ridge
Must try!
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2007 - 5:05pm [Dine in]

I don't venture off past Coquitlam often, but found myself in Maple Ridge yesterday. I was attending a family lunch/dinner with a large group of about 80 ppl. This restaurant is no where near big and with only 2 servers (one being the owner), I was super surprise at the wonderful and attentive service we received. It's not easy attending to so many people let alone doing so with only 2 people - not to mention the other section of the restaurant was still open to other diners.

I ate a Portuguese feast!! Started off with the usual port. bun w/ butter. The bun was fresh and was served with plenty of whipped butter. House wine (red and white) was okay. Next came a fresh salad, famous Sagres fries/chips, roasted potatoes and rice.
The mains came quickly after: chicken frango(?), steak, and a delicious sole fillet (a definite must have).

All of this was non-stop service. Whether it was a starter or main, the food flowed like a never-ending river without much delay.
I would definitely recommend this place and was surprised to be the first reviewer!

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Sushi Go7026 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Okay for what it is...
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 4:47pm [Dine in]

I would recommend sushi go if you're looking for sushi on-the-go.
Not the greatest if you're looking for "quality" Japanese.

Great prices and portions are okay. However, I once had their chopped scallop roll, and didn't feel so well a few hours later.
I think they do more take-out business than eat-in, but the few times I've been there, I had to wait over 10 minutes for my order.

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