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floodedskyVancouverSince March 22, 201313 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2.2)
  • Food2 (2.1)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
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Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Reviews Found
Metrotown Polish Deli5068 Kingsway, Burnaby
Homemade Napoleons and perogies…
Submitted Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

Wow! The custard was so light and fluffy. The was pastry flaky and crunchy. Delicious! Also delicious were the homemade cheese and potato perogies served in-store with fried onions, bacon, and sour cream. I will never buy the frozen grocery store perogies again after eating their homemade perogies. I purchased some to go, and the owner gave me instructions on how to prepare them properly.

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La Cucina1509 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
Get treated like a third-class citizen…
Submitted Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

My friend and I ate there last night. Although there was only one other occupied table in the entire restaurant, the hostess seated my friend and I were seated at a table in the back, against the back side wall. While we were eating our appetizer, two noisy men were seated at a table directly behind and to our side - only one arm's length away. Now there were only three fully occupied tables in the entire restaurant. The waiter was arrogant, haughty, and in our faces throughout our meal. My friend finished his dinner early and his plate was taken away, but not silently. We were interrupted many times with unnecessary comments, such as "I'll just take this away" and "Are you finished yet?" This is pretty much taboo in a good restaurant. Waiters should go about their tasks unnoticed and be 100% courteous and sensitive towards their customers. When my friend tried to pay his bill, there was a problem with the debit machine. He tried three times and the paper pumped out, "Transaction Not Completed." After the third try, the waiter announced to the entire restaurant, "DECLINED." I was so angry that I could barely contain the food I had just eaten there. The waiter is a sadist with a very very bad attitude. It wouldn't surprise me if he personally planned our entire evening to be miserable. In recent outings, I have not felt more like a second-class citizen than at La Cucina. The food was okay. Our meals came to combined total of $81. I will never go back and I do not recommend this restaurant unless you have very "thick skin."

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Indian Oven2006 4th Avenue West, Vancouver
bad body odour within half hour of eating here…
Submitted Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 8:09pm [Dine in]

Today I had a late lunch at the Indian Oven on Fourth Avenue. I decided to order two appetizers - paneer pakoras and veggie samosa - and mango lassi. The mango lassi was so sickly sweet it was like a milkshake. The paneer pakoras looked unappetizing and tasted bland like deep-fried bars of something white. I was able to finish only half of them. I asked the waitress what kind of milk paneer was made of… cow, goat, what? She didn't know. I asked her to ask the cook, who said he didn't know, but that he orders it in. They don't know much the food they serve? Whoa! Within half an hour, I noticed a stench around me. It was me! It was the worst body odour imaginable. I never have body odour, so it was obviously the result of eating the questionable food I ate at Indian Oven. Yuck!

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Unappetizing, greasy, and tasteless! Servers don't know what's in the food.
Submitted Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 9:06pm [Dine in]

I ordered the #3 boxed lunch today. It contained two pieces of very greasy tempura, a greasy spring roll, a salad, chicken teriyaki, three potstickers, some ginger, and some wasabi. Alongside was a dipping sauce for the tempura. The wasabi was an unusual colour of mint green. The filling of the potstickers was grey. I have no idea what it was, but it was a tasteless mush. The dipping sauce tasted like water with a little brown colouring in it. The chicken teriyaki was cool to the touch, so maybe their temperatures should be checked out by Vancouver Coastal Health. I brought all of these issues to the attention of the waitress, a waiter, and the cashier. Nobody seemed to care. I asked both waitresses and the waiter what was in the tempura dipping sauce (because it was so horrid) and each one of them said, in a listless manner, "I don't know." The salad wasn't bad, but everything else was awful.

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A & W1520 Main Street, North Vancouver
How can a burger be this bad?
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

Although the foreign staff are very pleasant, after many hunger-driven, after-midnight trips to A&W, I have come to the conclusion that they don't understand or care how to construct a delicious, mouth-watering hamburger. Too much mayo sauce and oversized leaves of lettuce thrown into a bun with no care or pride whatsoever make for a slimy, mushy, stomach-churning mess. The late-night staff needs to be retrained by hamburger-eating chefs. I will not waste another dime on this place or any other North Vancouver A&Ws until they train their staff to make good, presentable hamburgers. The ingredients are good, the staff courteous, but their hamburgers are terrible and they shouldn't be. I blame the managers, who clearly don't seem to care any more than the staff do.

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Lighthouse Pub5764 Wharf Rd., Sechelt
Can't taste the cheese for the salsa mushy, gooey mess on this cheeseburger
Submitted Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

Because two locals recommended the Lighthouse, today I visited it and ordered their cheeseburger, with fries, today for lunch. The cheeseburger had so much salsa on it that I couldn't taste the cheese. The salsa was a dripping, gooey fluid. The burger was mushy with too much spice. To me, it was disgusting. To make matters worse, the waitress interrupted me when my mouth was full of food to ask how it was! I had to chew and swallow, while she waited, staring at me as though I was rude for not answering her immediately. I gave her a big, fat zero for a tip. She deserved less for interrupting me that way and virtually forcing me to answer her. Very, very rude! Later today, I came across two other locals and told them of my experience at the Lighthouse Pub. They agreed that the food there was horrible and that it was unduly expensive, all things considered. The night before the Lighthouse lunch, I ate a hamburger at a well-known fast food restaurant chain in Sechelt and it was really much healthier and better tasting and 1/3-1/4 the price of the Lighthouse one.

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Indian Fusion2045 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
My favourite restaurant in North Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

I have treated 5 male friends to dinner at this restaurant. Each one said it was the best Indian food he has eaten in Vancouver. Unfortunately, not one of them has returned the favour. Anyway… The food is delicious, the restaurant is clean, and the staff is wonderful. I will keep going back.

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Terrible value for mediocre wiener schnitzel and small portions…
Submitted Saturday, August 22, 2015 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

I've had better at this restaurant, but maybe that was before it changed hands. What a disappointment!

The breading was bland and the overall effect was not crispy, but soft and totally unappetizing. The meat was pounded so thin that it was only about 1 millimetre thick. There were no more than 5 small pieces of homefried potato underneath it. It was far too expensive at $17 for so little food on the plate and poorly prepared food at that! I would go so far as to say that it was shockingly terrible. I took a photo on my cell phone of the wiener schnitzel dish I ordered.

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LITTLE, The1336 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
This is bread pudding?
Submitted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

The table was dirty when I first sat down on my first dining experience at this little "restaurant." I mentioned it to the waitress. Why do they all insist on investigating it instead of just cleaning it? I had only just arrived and already I had been insulted. I wanted something small to eat and a cocktail. Unfortunately, all cocktails are doubles. On the waitress's advice, I ordered the bread pudding and a gingerale and vodka cocktail.

The bread pudding was unlike any other I have ever had. Sitting with a view of the kitchen and cook, I watched the cook cut a piece of chocolate cake into pieces that are too large to be comfortably bite-size. Then he dumped them in a deep fryer, where other foods have been fried and where they crisp up making them impossible to cut into bite-size pieces with a spoon, and then dumped them into a bowl. I was horrified as a I watched him do this. He drizzles caramel and chocolate sauce on top, adds ice cream, and that's it… bread pudding, sort of, but not really at all. The cake had an undefinable and unpalatable flavour - probably from the oil that had been used to deepfry fish, fries, onion rings… who knows what. For $10, I expected a more professional and palatable dessert.

The cocktail was very gingery… to the point of undrinkable.

I ate my entire dessert because I was starving. (I should have left it and requested a refund.) I left half of my $18 cocktail on the table. I told the waitress that I was unhappy with the dessert and the drink, but no offer was made by her to compensate me for anything.

The bill came to over $24. I won't go back.

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Trattoria757 Main Street, Park Royal South, West Vancouver
Food tasted great, but I got sick afterwards...
Submitted Sunday, July 27, 2014 - 12:56am [Dine in]

The table was dirty. The cutlery was dirty. The smoked salmon eggs benedict was delivered cold to my table.

When I complained about the dirty table, the young hostess dabbed at it as if she might hurt it.

When I complained the cutlery was dirty, specifically the fork. Only the fork was taken away to be replaced.

When I complained, after my smoked salmon eggs benedict arrived cold, that there was no salt and pepper at the table, the waiter came back with some pepper only. Then I had to ask him about the salt. He ran off to look for some salt. This poor, amateur service was the worst I've experienced in a long time.

When I complained that my meal was delivered cold, I didn't have to pay for it.

Did I miss that it was Amateur Employee Day at the Trattoria?

Around two hours later, I discovered that I had to run to the toilet. I kept running to a toilet for the next 9 hours!

The food tasted great.

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Nishiki Sushi1377 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Rude server, greasy food...
Submitted Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

I had lunch there today. First negative point, my server's English was so bad that the plate of food I ordered in no way resembled her description of it and, of course, as a result I was disappointed. Second negative point, the waitress asked me how I was enjoying my dinner while I was chewing my food. I turned to her to show her that my mouth was full and she just stood there smiling, waiting for me to finish my mouthful. Rude, rude, rude. I always despise this all too common discourtesy. Third, the fried chicken of the meal was extremely greasy. It had not been drained properly. It was an unpleasant meal altogether - the main reason being the server's brainless discourtesy and poor English.

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Palki Restaurant116 East 15th St., North Vancouver
tough chicken, boring sauce
Submitted Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 2:38am [Dine in]

I took a new friend from Scotland to this restaurant. I raved about it to him from my past experiences there a few years ago. I noticed that the restaurant was almost empty although it was dinner time. Years ago it was at least half full. Sadly, this time the quality of the food had seriously degraded from the last time I was there about 3 years ago. I ordered a chicken with a spinach sauce dish. The chicken was surprisingly tough. I had to saw through it with my knife. The spinach sauce was bland and boring. The overall effect was that of a microwaved dish. I asked the waiter if the chicken and sauce had been cooked for my order. He replied that it had been but I didn't and don't believe him. For an appetizer, my friend and I ordered a dish that turned out to be onion rings. It was greasy and horrible. They replaced it with a plate of pakoras which turned out to be the most tasty dish we ordered. What happened to Palki? Did they just lose interest in preparing good food? Is everything pre-cooked and microwaved now? That's what it tastes like. There is no excuse for tough chicken. Palki is not the same as it once was and I will not be going back.

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Lucy's Eastside Diner2708 Main Street, Vancouver
Half-baked apple pie
Submitted Friday, March 22, 2013 - 12:33am [Dine in]

The waitress who served me was very helpful. She went out of her way to find out what the ice cream was made of and whether or not the whipped cream was real. I asked her about the apple pie with crumble on top which was advertised under the dessert menu. She told me that the owner made it herself and that it didn't have too much cinnamon. I asked her if she had tried it and she said yes and that she liked it.

When it came to my table, I noticed that there was a lot of cinnamon - by the brown colour. The "crumble" top was soft and not crispy. The pie crust bottom was half-baked and greasy and, in some places, raw. The apples were sliced really strangely. Overall, it was the worst apple pie I have ever seen or tasted. I mentioned this to the server - that the crust was raw and that the top was soft and mushy. She told me that nobody has complained before. I replied that I was being honest whereas other people may be too timid to complain. Then she explained that the pie was half-baked before it was brought to the restaurant and was further baked at the restaurant. Who does that? I ate about half before I realized what slop it was. I was that hungry. They reduced the cost of my pie by only 75%. I won't go back.

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