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foodiliciousvancouverSince March 1, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2)
  • Food2 (2)
  • Service2 (1.8)
  • Value1.5 (1.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Kam Wah Long Chinese Restaurant1363 Kingsway, Vancouver
Not a good choice for dim sum
Submitted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:17am [Dine in]

Based on the two previous positive reviews, I thought i would head down there with a few friends for dim sum last weekend. I am a dim sum fanatic and I must admit, the dim sum here is one of the worse places I have ever been to. Below are some of my observations: 1) shrimp dumpling and ha gows were just average in size at best. I don't know how the previous reviewer got the impression that they were humungous. The dumplings were also bland in taste. very sub par 2) we ordered the fried taro root. Half of it was cold and the other half was just luke warm. It appeared that this frozen item was not thawed properly. Wasn't big in size either 3) the fish daced eggplant was really bad tasting. They used the cheap fish daze that you can get at T & T. 4) the steamed bean curd wrap was alright. But if you like meat, there wasn't any in there. 5) order was really slow and very inconsistent. You may get one dish pretty fast but then you may have to wait a long time for another dish to come out. 6) finding parking is hard around this location. I had to park about two blocks away. 7) place doesn't look too sanitary if cleanliness is important to you. But for $2.55 a dish, you can't expect the royalty treatment.

Now the positives: 1) the service was better than average. the tea pots were always filled. 2) there are some dishes that aren't too bad and are generous in portion. They are the cuttle fish, beef meatballs and beef tendon dishes. 3) it's a cheap place to eat for $2.55 a dish. However, there are specialty dishes that are more expensive.

All in all, my friends and I are in agreement that we would not come back to this place again unless it's the only dim sum place in town. There are alot of other better places to go to that is better in quality. I would rather pay a little bit more elsewhere to get better tasting dim sum. Thumbs down to this place.

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Goldfish Pacific Kitchen1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
over rated
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 2:46am [Dine in]

i went to this restaurant with a group of friends over the weekend. ordered the three course meal for $28. the tuna sashimi appetizer wasn't anything special. three thinly sliced sashimi that would taste the same as any tuna sashimi's from a japanese all you can eat buffet. it didn't really even taste fresh. main course was the grilled salmon. the salmon also wasn't fresh. it tasted as if it was frozen before it was cooked. i found a few bones that i had to pick out before eating. creme brulee was alright but no different than any other dessert places.

service was minimal. i wanted my glass refilled with water but could not find my waitress until the end of the evening when she presented me the bill. as i was with a larger group, i was automatically slapped with an 18% tip calculated on the total bill. so it's 18% of the tax as well. with such minimal service, i was going to speak to the manager but did not want to make a scene because it was my friend's birthday party. final bill without any drinks was $35.

all in all, a very over rated restaurant. you won't get value for your money. i would not go back again. i would have been happier going to a japanese dinner buffet where the price is cheaper and the quaility of food is better. that sort of explains the quality of food at Goldfish. don't waste your hard earned money going here.

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Taisho Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, 15E, Burnaby
You gotta be kidding
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 2:59am [Dine in]

I went to Taisho with a couple of friends for dinner. We went for the regular menu instead of the all you can eat. Nothing really fancy about the food. It's an ordinary japanese restaurant where food is not exceptionally good and not exceptionally bad either. It's doable for the price. In any event, the food was not the major issue. My gripe is the gratuity that was tagged on to the bill at the end of the night. They added 15% on to our bill as tip. Come on, this is no 5 star restaurant and service was just mediocre at best. They brought us the food and only came once to pour tea. At an average restaurant, I expect that tip would be based on the customer's discretion. When we asked the waitress about the 15% automatic add on tip, she gave this lame excuse that the hostess who brought us to the table should have told us. Of course, the hostess wouldn't have told us because if she did, we would have left the restaurant even before we got seated. After a few more minutes of acting with the other staff members, the waitress came back to our table. She told us that she would deduct the 15% gratuity from our bill. She stated that we wouldn't have to pay the 15% tip if we didn't think that the service was worth it. Not only did we think that the 15% was not worth it, we didn't put any tip at all. We just paid for the price of our food plus the tax and left. Needless to say, because of this dishonest business practice, my friends and i will not be returning back any time soon. I believe the people at the next table also had an issue with the gratuity tagged on to their bill as well. They probably weren't as vocal as us but why get bullied by this immoral, dishonest and manipulative act. Very unprofessional. And I thought i saw it all:=)

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Foo Lai Ho Restaurant3048 Kingsway, Vancouver
My Take
Submitted Friday, February 29, 2008 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

Been to this restaurant a few times. As long as you stick with the fried food and the extra hot dim sum dumplings, you shouldn't get sick. However, a few times the shrimp dumpling was undercooked and had to be returned back to the kitchen. It's a place for a quick dim sum fix for a reasonable price but i wouldn't come here on a regular basis. Don't expect top notch service as you won't be getting any. It's also a very small restaurant, so expect to share tables with others who you never met before and have no desires to meet at all. The restaurant itself is not one of the cleanest looking places. It's quite obvious as you put your first foot in through the door. For that matter, you may want to take your other foot and lead your first foot out of the door instead of in through the door.

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