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foodgodVancouver, BCSince August 8, 200714 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2.2)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service2 (2.1)
  • Value2 (1.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Displaying 1 - 14 of 14 Reviews Found
Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
Poor service - we won't be back
Submitted Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

Came here with my family around 6:30PM, Sunday October 20th, 2013. We've been here many times before but tonight we received very poor service.The bubblehead waitress forgot my soup, forgot to bring a plate for my young daughter, and "forgot" the rolls and butter, which, according to the menu, are part of every platter meal.

Abysmal, amateurish "service".

Too many "forgets" = zero tip and no more business from us.

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St. Regis Bar & Grill608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Nightmare on Dunsmuir Street
Submitted Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 11:32am [Dine in]

I went to the St. Regis Bar & Grill with a friend on July 16, 2013, and we were both quite disappointed. Tried the nachos ($16 + $4 for beef and $4 more for guacamole!) and what a disaster...basically a pile of nacho chips with a dribble of solidified cheese on the bottom, some token olives, and small pieces of rubber that we were later told were the "beef". Dry and forgettable. We ate maybe 20% of it. A total rip-off (where is Gordon Ramsey when you need him?)

Still hungry, we took a chance on the beef dip ($13) and it was edible, but just barely.

Service was decent, but even the waitress warned us about the certain items on the menu (the side soup with the beef dip looked suspiciously like Campbell's Chicken & Sausage Gumbo)...not a good sign.

A nice room, but the menu items we tried ranged from terrible to passable and are way overpriced.

You've been warned, folks

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King Sushi410 Sixth St, New Westminster
Underwhelming
Submitted Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

Our first and last visit to King Sushi was on April 6, 2012. The first thing we noticed upon entering was condition of the vinyl seats in the window booth. Cracked all over, they looked like they had sat in that spot for 50 years or so. We passed and sat in the next booth over. During our 45 min. stay we had three different servers even though there were only six or seven other tables with customers, and this likely led to the confusion we had toward the end of our meal. We ordered one more item and waited about 15 mins. for it, asked another server what had happened, and then waited another five for it to finally show up. The food up to that point was good, but nothing to really rave about...just another non-Japanese run sushi joint. Another off-putting thing was the constant shouting in Chinese coming from the kitchen. It sounded like the manager was angry at a staff member and this shouting resonated throughout the restaurant. It was both humorous and pathethic-what kind of restaurant manager would berate his staff like that within earshot of the customers? Anyway, it was an OK meal, but we won't be back.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The900 Quayside Dr, New Westminster
S-L-O-W Service + High Prices = I Ain't Coming Back
Submitted Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Went out for dinner with family and friends here 09-25-2011. I'd never been here before, but a co-worker who also lives in New West had been many times and raved about the food. The room is nice and open, with a pleasant view of the river. The restaurant looked to be about 3/4 full.

We all opted for items from the Crab Fest menu-all of which were around $35 for a 3-course meal. You were given a choice of crab soup or salad for a starter, one of several crab main dishes, and then a glass of wine or dessert fruit bowl. We chose the wine, and were quite surprised the glasses were barely half-full. My crab soup was luke warm and literally gone in three spoonfuls (after I had to wait about 5 minutes to GET a spoon). Not a great start.

Our main dishes took almost an hour to arrive. I kid you not. Ridiculous. The server almost knocked over my wife's water and wine with her plate when setting it down on the table. The food itself was good-no real complaints there. The steak I got was cooked as requested and decent enough. The problem is the slow service; an hour wait is unacceptable and soured me on ever going back. Boathouse management needs to get its act together here.

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Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar601 West Cordova, Vancouver
Nice Decor But Overpriced Food
Submitted Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 9:48am [Dine in]

Went here to watch the tail end of a hockey game. It's an impressively decorated restaurant,as other reviewers have mentioned. The food, however, is WAY overpriced. $14 for a hamburger? $13 for a bowl of chili? I did order the hamburger, as it was 9 oz. and the least expensive "entree". It was quite good and filling, but not $14 good. The service was also good, but the waitress did refuse our request to turn up the volume (it was inaudible) on the TVs for the game, which we thought was a bit odd. Why bother installing large screen TVs showing sports all over the restaurant if you're not even going to turn "on" the volume? We also found the chairs quite uncomfortable...they are much too narrow for even average-sized people.

All-in-all, Rogue was worth the visit, but just barely.

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Waffle House636 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Never again
Submitted Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

After seeing the line-up at the New West IHOP on a Sunday morning (04-03-2011), or group of four decided to try the Waffle House down the street. What a mistake. We waited over 40 minutes for our food, and were close to getting up to leave when it finally arrived. The waitress only once informed us they were "running late", and that was about a minute before our food arrived. The food itself was OK, but I can assure you IHOP blows it away in both quantity and taste. Customer service and order speed are also miles ahead at IHOP.

The manangement of the Waffle House needs to give some serious thought to speeding up their food orders and showing a little more consideration to the their customers while they're waiting.

We won't be back in any event.

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Doc Morgan's Restaurant & Pub437 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island
Very disappointing
Submitted Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 9:10pm [Dine in]

My family & I went to Bowen Island for the day on a beautiful sunny October day (10/16/2010) and decided to go to this joint for lunch. We were the first customers of the day, which was a little surprising, as it was 11:50AM. Sat outside and ordered coffees to start. Coffees arrived 5 mins. later and were lukewarm and basically colored water. Called over the waitress to return them and she seemed surprised (?).

Waitressing 101: make sure the coffee is hot.

Ordered fish & chips and two clubhouse sandwiches. Substituted the fries for the soup of the day (cream of yam and $4 extra!), which was a mistake. The soup was delivered- surprise, surprise- barely lukewarm. Returned the soup to the waitress, who again seemed surprised (?).

Waitressing 101: make sure the soup is hot.

Warmed up soup delivered about 5 mins. later (customer next to us did the same) but it wasn't worth the wait. It was excessively thick and bland. Fish & chips were fine, but overpriced ($16 for cod!). Clubhouse sandwiches had dried-out onion and tomato slices.

All in all, a big disappointment and we'll never go back. Overpriced and barely edible food.

Two thumbs down.

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Boston Pizza1045 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Below average pizza
Submitted Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 9:22pm [Dine in]

Took my family here for dinner; in retrospect, not a good idea. The pizza (a Boston Royale) was bland with hardly any cheese and raw green peppers. The bread twists were nothing special. Service was prompt and efficient, but I'll likely never eat at a Boston Pizza again. There's much better pizza out there at comparable prices.

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Greedy Pig, The307 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Mediocre service, but great atmosphere
Submitted Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

We went to this Gastown pub/restaurant/tavern(?) for the first time on a Saturday night for a few drinks and were pleasantly surprised to find out there was a 50s rockabilly music themed night. There were a couple of excellent DJs (Flat-top & Reece)spinning. We enjoyed the music a lot, and the pub has a nice rustic feel to it. We didn't eat but they had good microbrew beer on tap and some interesting whisky cocktails. Service was lacklustre; the bartender spent too much time chatting with people he knew and often ignored people standing by the bar who wanted another drink. Plus, there was a bad smell coming from the back of the joint (garbage?), which was a bit of a turnoff. However, we will be back if the rockabilly night becomes a regular event.

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Hi Dozo Sushi702 6th Avenue, New Westminster
Korean owned-beware!
Submitted Friday, July 3, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]

If you're looking for authentic Japanese food, this isn't the place. Staff are all Korean and not very welcoming. Service is adequate but that's about it. The "specials" written on the whiteboard as you enter the resturant are not very special; they are, in fact, just a few select items from the menu with no change in price (as you would expect from a "special"). A joke, really. Most of the menu items are overpriced.
We won't be back.

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Fish House In Stanley Park, The8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Overpriced but the location makes up for it
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 10:35am [Dine in]

On July 8th, I took my wife, 2 year old daughter, and four of my wife's family members from Japan to The Fish House. The setting is great (how can it not be in Stanley Park?) and the restaurant itself is a lovely heritage home. We enjoyed very good service...our waitress even gave my daughter a complimentary cup of juice when she started fussing. The food itself was a bit of a letdown for me, although everyone else seemed quite impressed. The portions were a little small and the prices were steep. Most fish dishes are close to $30. The main dish side items were uninspired; they consisted of two undercooked sprigs of asparagus, one small potato, and mashed squash. That said, all the seafood items were fresh and well-presented. The maple salmon was a little bland, though. Karen Barnaby was not cooking that night and perhaps that could explain the rather lacklustre attention to the other items on the main dish plates.

So, if you want a nice restaurant to entertain out of town guests with West Coast seafood, I'd give The Fish House three stars out of five overall. Just bring a fat wallet.

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Denny's3100 Douglas St., Victoria
Absolutely disgusting!
Submitted Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

My wife & I and two-year old daughter went to this Denny's on June 28, 2008. We just got into Victoria and only went there because we were starving after a long trip from up island.

Well, I don't have much good to say about it. Service was average at best, and the food was greasy and bland. But what really bothered us was the dirtiness of this joint; there was spilled food all over the floor that was ignored by the staff. The washrooms were also dirty. That will be the last time I ever go to a Denny's!

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Irish Heather210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Overrated and overpriced-don't believe the hype
Submitted Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Went to the Irish Heather last night with a couple of friends and sat upstairs. It was 5:30PM on a Friday but there was no music playing and no other customers yet, so it was like sitting in a museum. The waitress was OK; she ample cleavage on display and made sure we noticed that, but I digress. Overall, our 3 hours in this place was just average. Nothing special about it. I did not feel any real "Irish" ambiance to be honest. The food was just OK and WAY overpriced; appetizers averaged $12-14 & the cheapest was $6 for a small plate of curry fries (!). The main dishes were unremarkable(we had a meatloaf and 2 pot pies).
All in all, a rather diappointing experience and we won't be back. There's better value elsewhere in this city.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Worst restaurant experience ever
Submitted Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 6:17pm [Dine in]

Well folks, this joint has gone downhill in a hurry. A few years ago it was good, but after today's disaster we won't be back, and we'll be advising everyone we know to stay away. Here's the skinny:
My wife, 13-month old baby,and I arrived a few minutes before opening today (Aug.7/07). We dutifully took our place in line (there were about 5 or 6 people ahead of us) on a rainy Tuesday. A waitress came out and handed everyone menus, returning a few minutes later to take advance orders. The couple ahead of us were the last to order; the waitress inexplicably stopped there and returned inside (so why give us a menu in the first pleace?). It wasn't a good omen.

When the doors opened everyone took a seat and I immediately wondered how the staff would remember who was first in line.Sure enough, soon everyone had ordered, including a lot of people behind us in line before she came to our table (so what's the point in lining up?). My wife (she's Japanese) called the waitress over and told her that we hadn't ordered yet (meanwhile, some people were already getting served). She took our order and we waited, and waited, and waited. Everyone we were sharing the large table with in front now had food in front of them except us. 12:15 rolls by, then 12:30. WTF? Some people were now finished and leaving. Fed up,I asked my wife to again have a word with the idiot "managing" the floor (the same 20-something Japanese ESL student). My wife tore a strip off her (our baby was now getting fussy as well) and we got up to leave. It was now 12:40PM...we'd been waiting 40 mins.+ for a couple of bowls of soup and had only been given glasses of water, that's it. Remember, we about fifth in line. We stormed out and my wife again gave the waitress hell outside the restaurant. We got empty apologies. What a waste of time. Hungry and pissed off, we returned home.

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