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foodiBurnaby, BCSince December 12, 200512 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value5 (5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Westender Korean Cafe854 Denman Street, Vancouver
Go here for consistently filling, cheap and fattening food.
Submitted Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 2:50pm [Dine in]

Basically agree with the other reviews. Went here for supper so only had samyoksa. Not spectacular, but the quality of Samyoksa probably depends on the meat than anything else. Sides are solid with many varieties. Nice that the meal comes with a good Asian style salad and Korean soybean soup.

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Tipper Restaurant & Review Room, The2066 Kingsway, Vancouver
Great food + knowledgable proprietor = successful business.
Submitted Monday, October 13, 2008 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

If you're ever in the neighborhood, or if you're just wanting some cheap comfort food in a quiet and friendly atmosphere, then this is it. The service was attentive and earnest (,almost to the point of disruption).

The main dishes that come with amazing fresh cut fries, house salad or one of the tasty soup available is such a deal. The appetizers and deserts are expensive by comparison, but the chocolate truffle I had was pretty solid (,if a little one dimensional). The seafood melt is orgasmic, but make sure you tell them you want your buffalo burger partially rare; well cook does not a buffalo burger make.

The atmosphere is that of an upscale but understated modern diner. Good drink of the day deal; a solid draft beer and wine list; and refill coffee with comprehensive breakfast menu as well. An amazing place for a cheap date. They also have functions (a la stand up comedy and music) in their back room stage.

To the reviewer below me: I did not have pasta, but the proprietor/manager showed me one of the pasta dishes, and I can say from experience that it looked al dente and flavourful; one might find the food here bland as they utilize the same strategy as Bishop's in terms of less artificial addition, and more natural flavours; I find that they pull it off relatively well.

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LK Dining Lounge1265 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Something's gone terribly wrong
Submitted Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 11:51pm [Dine in]

The first time I went to this restaurant with a friend a month ago, and had their three course meal, I thought I had found a rare gem. The food was undefined in its combination of flavor from various places. It felt like the food belonged there and only there. Each dish a creation that can't be copied or changed.

A week ago I brought my whole homestay family out to LK. It was my aunt's birthday and I figured it was worth it considering the food was in its own way comparable to other top restaurants such as Lumier or Tojo's at a much cheaper price.

I was expectant sitting there at the table with my family. The restaurant was empty once again which detracts from its perfect ambience.

The food came. I took the first bite, and felt shock ripple to my brain. At first, I thought, hoped, that it was only this dish that was a vast anomaly to the perfect gems at LK. That was not to be. My salmon was dry and tasted like any salmon I can get at Earl's, Milestone, or Cactus Club. the linguine was soggy. The seafood was ok. The porkchop was unexeptional. I tried the steak even though I'm a seafood veg to verify my cousin's claim that his steak tasted and felt like a piece frozen burger meat. Everything was either terrible or completely average.

The food was very slow even though we were the only table there. The waitress was as nice as ever, but she was quite doubtful as I told her genuinely how disappointed I am (she happened to serve me last time too). She told us they just changed to a new chef that is supposely world famous (they changed the whole menu too). We recieved a semi-apology and nothing else for our harsh criticism and dissatisfaction.

I hope someone goes there to try for himself and proves me wrong. I truely wish the food would just go back to being bombastic, then I can bring my family back.

I'd be happier to burn that $200, instead of paying for such food.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Consistently decent food at a below average price
Submitted Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

The food comes from the same kitchen that serves other, more expensive restaurants in the hotel and it shows. I've been there three times, and the food is consistently good. You will find no flair or wow factor in the food here. It's very good, but not in the same league as other major restaurants. The portions are big and the value is rather good.

The service is very good, like most hotel restaurant services.

The decor is a combination of old, nasty diner and opulent hotel. Rather unpleasant. There is a regular crowd of old couples and families. Baseball caps and old sweaters are a familiar sight.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Awesome Izakaya, casual dining experience
Submitted Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 5:59pm [Dine in]

Guu menu consist of small dishes that are diverse and unique. Each can hold its own well, and are relatively cheap, but the value of a dish can depend a lot on personal preference. Over all, the food offers above average menu.

The ambience is fun and casual with a lot of yelling from servers and chefs. Izakaya is a Japanese version of cheap pub food, and it shows as most dishes work very well with beer and sake.

It's a place where the food is of restaurant quality, but there's no need for dress up and there's no akwardness dining alone. That's one of my favourite thing as I like to try out new restaurants alone.

The service can be slow. The servers are not good at English, and are not familiar with the concept of serving automatically. It's because the type of restaurant I suppose, so just yell out for a server when you need something. It's fun.

I've been there three times, and will probably try every dish in the menu soon.

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Nuba207B West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Best hole in the wall downtown
Submitted Sunday, March 19, 2006 - 5:43pm [Dine in]

This is a Greek/Middle Eastern (pita, falafel etc.) hole in the wall in a prime location. The ambience is the best of all the hole in the wall I've been to, and it is so well designed it felt like there was a lot of space even though it's so small. The brick wall, high chairs, funky foriegn music, paintings really add to the experience. I ate there twice: the first time was great, the second time not so much. Definitely worth the price, especially considering the location. Garden salad falafel is recommended.

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Cassis420 W Pender, Vancouver
Awesome food/value, idiotic service
Submitted Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:08am [Dine in]

First off, I doubt there is a French restaurant with better value in BC. I had a salad and a bouillabaisse for a short lunch. Honest food, if there's a thing such as honest French.

I thought the space was light and airy: very nice for a lively lunch. On the other hand, the airiness conducts noises very well, and when combined with the relatively small space, I just don't see a romantic French dinner in there.

Now to the service.
There was two other table. It was almost 13.30, and the 3 servers were preparing the place for the evening.

I don't usually call out for something; I just establish eye contact to get a server's attention.

It took almost 15 min. for them to come ask what I'd like to drink when I was ready to order within 5. Many eye contacts were made.

I thought, "why does the service suck," then it dawned on me that the head server may be snubbing me.

I had a few clues that suggested this French accented head server was giving me (bad) preferential treatment. She went to the other table that came in at the same time as me for a few times without coming to mine. She looked up, surprised when I pronounced (salad) nicoise correctly. After taking my order she went to the same table to talk to the ladies about shoes/shopping. She came to ask me if everything was ok once, but failed to ever refill my water (the waiter refilled my water once). The same thing happened again when I wanted my bill, and this time only Frenchy was milling around. She said thank you three different times at the end of my meal as if my nod of acknowledgement wasn't enough (I said "thank you" after the third time).

I'll assume the other 2 servers just deferred to Frenchy during the eye contact thing, and it's all her fault. When I go back because the food is that good, I hope she's not there, then we'll see what happens.

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Kitto Japanese House833 Granville Street, Vancouver
Solid sushi
Submitted Monday, March 13, 2006 - 10:48am [Dine in]

The sushi is above average, and consistent. The price of everything is above average. You can find better sushi for the same price elsewhere, but this is downtown where most sushi joints are crap and expensive. Go for the consistency, fishes, and location. I don't suggest the noodles as you can find much better for cheaper at Ezogiku which is not too far away.

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Wimaan Thai Restaurant1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good Thai food?
Submitted Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 4:34pm [Dine in]

I'm thai, and my dad knows the owner. The food is not bad, but is not worth the price. Not much decor to speak of, but really good ambience. Usually, rather quiet so bring a date there. The owner is always there with one or two servers, and they do service the right way. If you're looking for a nice place for Thai food, then go there. If you're only concern about food quality and want your money's worth, then go elsewhere.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Tojo is still the best
Submitted Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

I've been to Tojos four times, and had great but differing experience everytime. Note that I give four stars for food rating; that's because Tojo is inconsistent in that most times the food will be very very good, and a few times it will be to die for. When the food is to die for, it is worth every penny. When the food is very very good, it is also worth every penny, but the value diminishes greatly. The value really depends on the customers bias of the dishes. Anyway, there are no other Japanese restaurants in BC that can make food as good and as consistent as Tojo's.
The service is always excellent, and there was at least one waiter who constantly wait on my table everytime. If you want to get all your money's worth, then do the omakase. It is the only way you'll get the best of your money at Tojo's as ala carte is on a hit and miss basis. The quality of the ala carte dishes depends on customer's preference and luck as there are so many different style and taste on the menu.

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Montri's3629 West Broadway, Vancouver
It's good, but not that good
Submitted Sunday, March 12, 2006 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

I'm Thai, and I think Sala Thai is better in terms of authenticity. This is judged solely apon non-curry dishes that I had at both place (once each). Weird eclectic decor. Good service, but they try to look formalish eventhough they're not.

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Sushi House7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
A solid place for true sushi lovers.
Submitted Monday, December 12, 2005 - 9:32am [Dine in]

I am a regular here, and quite happy to be so. This is your cheap sushi joint of Burnaby. I believe the sushi quality to be the best within Burnaby. The price is low with big portions.
It is a place for people who care about really good and authentic sushi and nothing else. It is smaller than your average basement, and has only an eight people sitting sushi bar and four tables. It is quite impressive and sometimes depressing for people waiting for table as during the peak hours there can be up to ten people every five minutes coming to pick up their preordered sushi, order takeout, or wait for a table. The always turn on the same soft rock channel on the speakers. The room is very plain.
The food serves really fast. when the staff are not overwhelmed by orders , they come out to clean the table and pick up dishes often. They bring the food to your table, but you have to get your own tea/water. The tea is better than any sushi joint I've been too (strong and tasty) and really hot, which is a good thing because they only have a few beer and pop for sell.

P.S. they sometimes have imported horse mackarel, which is hard to find elsewhere and is very tasty and traditional. There is also this very Japanese thing called Natto: a naturally decomposted ?soy?bean. They sell it as a roll at a very cheap price; it is not good by any stretch, an aquired taste for even regular Japanese, but it is worth trying. It's almost like a challenge to see who can eat most or eat even one. The smell is very pungent. Go buy some and have fun with your friends, and beat my record of four pieces in a row.

The food rating is meant for a cheap sushi place and not to be compared with high end restaurant.

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