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food4thoughtBurnabySince October 31, 200520 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

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East is East3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Quite a good place!
Submitted Monday, August 17, 2009 - 1:07am [Dine in]

I haven't eaten in an Iranian/Persian restaurant before & this place really sets the bar quite high.

First, many of their dishes come with 2 types of rice, salad, roti & dahl soup. My bf had mostly meat while I had mostly vegetables. The lamb & chicken are fairly good, as are the eggplant & squash. You also get free refills so you definitely get your money's worth.

I ordered the Mango ice cream drink w/ cardamon & rosewater (I knew what these were) but it was a bit too sweet & seemed yogurty rather than ice creamy.

The place is quite dark & you can't really see your food but there was awesome music playing in the other room, so it had a good feel.

I will definitely come back again as most good Iranian restaurants are in North Vancouver & a bit too far.

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True Confections866 Denman, Vancouver
More like a 2.5 for cakes
Submitted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 11:47pm [Dine in]

It's been a while since I went here and there's a reason. I remember their cheesecakes were pretty good. Pretty filling and cheesy.

However, I started to become disappointed w/ their cakes. Their devil's food became only 3 layers, whereas it should be 6 or 7. Also, their frostings on every single cake are REALLY HARD. you basically only eat the cake but not the frosting.

I've never had bad service here. But if you like a moist cake w/ edible frosting, do not go here.

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Tandoori King8017 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Beware: they will trick you!
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 12:57am [Dine in]

I've had their takeout before and didn't feel negative about the food so I decided to eat in the restaurant. Perhaps I haven't been to an Indian restaurant for a long time, but I was surprised at how small the plates were for $10.90 (all curry dishes came in about 4" pots). The butter chicken was not as yogurty as I like and had only 4 or 5 pieces of chicken. But I guess it's feasible as other places' dishes are not that much bigger (if I remember correctly). However, the meats were quite juicy & tender. The tandoori was not burnt, which was great. They kept our water filled though the food was not that spicy.

However, the negative thing was that when the bill came, we got charged extra for the veggie dish & rice because they had given us fancy rice but i ordered steamed rice. Of course I didn't return when I saw it. I thought that was the way it was supposed to be (i don't remember what it said on the menu). But I know what I asked for. The lady didn't write it down or repeat it back to me. And then she said "you enjoy the food but you don't pay!" and only took off $1. For the veggie dish, the lady was like "these 2 dishes are the same!" but 1 costs a dollar more. I specifically asked for the cheaper one, but she said "i heard you say vegetable korma". i didn't say it. Like, we expect you not to make mistakes. And if you do, you gotta own up to it.

Just because of that, I won't be returning. Who knows if I'll get tricked again. When I ask for something, they'll give me something else & expect me to pay for it yet also know that it's the wrong dish! I'm gonna go back to the places I know are trustworthy.

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Laleh Bakery130 W. 15th St., North Vancouver
The only bakery for cookies
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

I love this place and it has such a great variety of delicious cookies. Bird's nest, sandwich w/ jam, chewy walnut/almond, flaky ones, etc. They are flaky, not too sweet, & made with exotic ingredients. They cost about 0.30 or 0.40 each and they almost never run out. They also sell bulk seeds & nuts, various cakes, & salty pastries. The lady owner is also really friendly. They are open until around 9pm, which is rare for many bakeries.

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Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
Best place for cake & chocolate
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

Where do I even begin? Their cakes are phenomenal. They aren't too sweet and some of them even have a unique crunch. No other store in the lower mainland can quite compare. Plus, he has many choices of cakes, which are ALL good (not just some).

The chocolates are great. They are expensive ($4 for a bar). But totally worth it. People also come here for sandwiches & drinks. I'm sure they're great.

Service from the employees & Thomas himself is pretty good except for his wife (i think). I think she gets annoyed easily.

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Sweet Obsession Cakes & Pastries2611 West 16th Ave, Vancouver
Pretty busy place but food not that great
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

I was looking for a good cake shop & found this place. But it just didn't cut it for me. The frosting was pretty hard, cake wasn't that delicious, and the slice pretty small. The guy was quite nice and waited for me while I chose the item. Also, they have a big selection but I don't think it all tastes that amazing. It reminded me of True Confections cakes.

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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
There are better places
Submitted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

I am reviewing what I remember from a while ago. I haven't been here for over a year and there's a reason. There are way better places in Vancouver East & Burnaby for noodle soup, potstickers & other Taiwanese goodies. It's only cuz they're open late that people go. The service has never been bad though; just ok.

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Place Restaurant, The8028 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great place for Shanghai food in Van West
Submitted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

Though this place is small and not newly renovated, IT IS CLEAN! I've never seen pieces of food on the floor like I have in other restaurants. Their food is not microwaved, like other places. Almost all their dishes are great. Meatballs, Siao Long Bao, Fried & Soup Noodles, Radish Cake, & the desserts. Service can be slow and servers unresponsive, but the chef always says hi to me.

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Northern Delicacy4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2788, Richmond
Even though the food is fine, I won't be back
Submitted Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 6:41pm [Dine in]

If you've ever come across weird stuff in your food, I have the motherload of all weird stuff: PUBIC HAIR. It was in our noodles and the guy just said "I'll get another bowl for you." We should've said "Give us a free meal!" But we did eat the other stuff which was fine. But still, it was disgusting to think about it!! And besides, there are better Siao Long Baos & other Shanghai dishes that are more worth it too!... in a couple small Vancouver East restaurants & one in Vancouver West (also small).

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Cheshire Cheese Inn5645 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Great place for British food
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

I was craving British pub food and we found this place. We were kind of ignored for a while but that's better than having an annoying server. We got a cozy corner. The apple cider beer is great. We had the bangers & mash as well as the chicken pastry thing. Their menu selection is quite big but I'm sure all of it tastes good.

The thing that makes this place so good is the bangers don't taste fattening, the yorkshire pudding is light & fluffy, and the best thing (very hard to find), THE FOOD IS HOT! and stays hot for a long time. Overall, the food is really tasty and if you can't go to Britain, you can always come here!

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O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great place for breakfast
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 8:45pm [Dine in]

I come here mostly for breakfast & once for dinner. Both times their food was great. The breakfast is quite expensive ($20 a plate) but they have the best potatoes & excellent eggs Benedict. They're even better than some places that are more expensive.

Their dinner was really good and the music was performed by a trio. The servers are usually friendly and professional. But one time we were watching a tv show on my boyfriend's phone & the guy told us to turn it down (we can't control the volume) and I didn't think it mattered b/c there was only 1 other table nearby and it wasn't like they were trying to concentrate on Math on something. I'm kind of borderline 3.5-4 on service and 3-3.5 on value b/c I don't think the dinner was that expensive.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Best place for fine dining
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 8:18pm [Dine in]

This place has great steaks, fish & oysters. Never a disappointment. Their portions are huge. Their service is great as the staff are both friendly & professional. On jazz night, they have great, friendly musicians. I've been waved to by a staff member while just walking down the stairs & been able to have a chat with one of their musicians. The only thing is the space is quite tight sometimes and it's hard to walk around the tables & it can be very loud cuz there are so many people in such a compact area.

Even though they stopped giving quarterly deals, we still come back & think they're great. No other steak house in Vancouver can beat them. I should add their kalamari is both great & unique.

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Ezogiku Noodle Cafe270 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good but was better before
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Like many places, this place has gone downhill. They used to offer bamboo shoots in their noodles. Now they've jacked up the price & only offer cabbage (the stuff you use to make coleslaw). The service is fairly good and the food comes quick. But I've also had better meat elsewhere.

However, they give stamp cards! Despite their stamp cards, I don't come here anymore.

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Green Lemongrass8180 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
My favorite restaurant
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 7:49pm [Dine in]

If you've read my reviews, I'm pretty picky and I love this place. Their food comes fast and you always get a seat here. Sometimes you get to watch tv :)

Their noodle soup is extremely tasty & while others jack up their prices or decrease their portion size over time, Green Lemongrass DOESN'T! Try their spring rolls, salad rolls, curry, lemon grass chicken/pork, & shaken beef. They're all excellent. Cheap food, Excellent food, Excellent Service.

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Hy's Encore637 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Pretty good but not super
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

I ordered the filet mignon & it was kinda dry. Because there was no sauce, that made it worse. To compensate for the filet's plain taste, they could've used more creative spices. My bf ordered the porterhouse, which was better (well it was certainly more expensive!) Their baked potatoes are good cuz they give you all sorts of toppings. Their caesar salad is made fresh in front of you and was very good. But the plating is really bad. It's just potato on 1 side & steak on the other. Plus, you have to pay extra for veggies.

But our service was pretty bad. It wasn't a super busy night. But we were rewarded in the end with New Year's gifts & free champagne. However, thinking that I would to receive this service & food (minus gifts) on a regular night, I will not come back. Places that don't serve superb steaks just makes me choose to cook them at home instead.

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Kenzo Japanese Noodle House6907 Kingsway, Burnaby
It was better before
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

I would've give 4-5 stars for their food but they've gotten worse. Before, their pork in the ramen was cooked whole & then grilled. Now it just tastes like they slice it raw, then grill it. Definitely gonna keep searching for a better place for ramen.

The pork bone ramen is a rip off cuz it comes with nothing. The other ramen are ok.

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Balilicious Modern Indonesian3488 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Expensive & not good
Submitted Monday, January 12, 2009 - 4:19pm [Dine in]

Rice & roti were overly pricey. You have to pay $2 just for sauce. I can make almost the same at home. The curry lamb was so tiny & there were only 5 or 6 tiny pieces. Also, my bf is a chef & he could tell the lamb wasn't stewed together with the curry. It was just fried separately & then given a quick cook together. It was also a tiny plate. The skewers weren't good b/c they weren't hot. The drink was expensive (as expected) but 2/3s of it was ice, even when I finished. Definitely wouldn't come here for Indonesian food.

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McKim Wonton Mein Saga8788 McKim Way, #1180, Richmond
Great service. Great food.
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

Pretty good place for wonton and other dishes. Food comes fast. We've been here several times and we're the people who ask specifically for a certain dish. Both servers and chefs will recognize what we want and won't make a fuss about it, though it might be a bit more expensive. The waitresses are always pleasant and try to seat you immediately.

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Ap Gu Jung Restaurant1642 Robson St., Vancouver
Always good
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 1:22pm [Dine in]

We come here all the time and every time their food is good. It doesn't take forever and the waiters/waitresses try to do what you ask. Want tofu in it? Even though the chef probably will hate you, they get it done. Ordered the wrong drink... they'll try to fix it for you.

The only problem is you never know when they close and some workers could really use some English lessons.

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Capstone Tea & Fondue1429 Robson Street, Vancouver
Going downhill... FAST!
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

I've been here several times. The only problem before was their lights were too warm and having fondue just made you SWEAT!

This time, going in the fall, I found their menu changed and prices gone up. But not for the better!! They didn't have ripe bananas, so they just gave us green bananas. Are you kidding me? Would you serve it to your family? Even I had a ripe banana sitting at my house!

Then their washroom light was broken & they ran out of toilet paper but they said they couldnt' fix it b/c they didn't have anything!! I had to hold in my pee for 1 hour and it was painful. It was really late at night so there was nowhere else to go.

Oh my god I'm never coming back here again, though I'm glad the guy tried to make it better by giving us free ice cream balls. Also, their drinks arne't as good as before (not sweet & too watery). So like I said, everything going downhill.

I strongly suggest you go buy some godiva chocolate and make your own fondue at home. The money you spend is way more worth it.

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