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frenchie75White RockSince June 21, 200837 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4.1)
  • Service4 (3.9)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Displaying 21 - 37 of 37 Reviews Found
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
Yeah! He's expanding!
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 9:57pm [Dine in]

After a long hiatus due to traveling and business we finally made our way back to T.H. this morning for breakfast and to stock up on chocolate and pastries for the week. As usual, it was crazy busy by the time we got there but the line always moves very quickly and efficiently. As much as I esteem the last reviewer, I must disagree that the prices are expensive. For the quality and presentation of these creations, I believe the prices are quite reasonable. We ate out on the small patio this morning and did not find it to be messy.
We had the almond croissant, Yum! Filled with marizipan and covered in toasted almond..... melts in your mouth with the flakiness of the pastry and the toastiness of the almond.... in the words of my husband, yum yum yum!!!! I must admit that the americano / cappucino that we order also are amazing. This is my favorite place to get coffee other than the amazing coffee my husband makes at home from the beans we buy from here and from Parallel 49 coffee co.
We got our usual assortment of pastries and chocolate for the weekend and what a wonderful way to end our afternoon meals during the WE.
There was a sample sale next door and we were informed that Thomas was expanding into this space in the next little while. This is greatly anticipated by T.H. fans since it hopefully means more space for seating and the ever present line-ups.

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Sweet Tooth Cafe, The2404 East Hastings St., Vancouver
Surprising!
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were on our usual Saturday foray for amazing food along East Hasting street and I happened to be wandering by the Sweet Tooth Cafe and noticed that they made Thai food. I went in and ordered a Pad Thai and Tom Yom Goong Soup. I watched as the woman behind the counter threw the ingredients into pans and pots and chopped, sauteed, seasoned..... as she went. It was really need to see her literally throw together a dish.....this is the way cooking should be done in my opinion (if the person knows how to cook that is!). When she was done, I told her I had fun watching her prepare the food and was surprised nothing was pre-made. She responded by saying she doesn't know how to cook any other way but fresh and made to order.
We took our food home with us since we had to get our other goodies home and in the fridge form our other stops.
The last reviewer was correct and saying that the food is amazing..... at least the Pad Thai and the soup (which had huge fresh prawns) .... good fresh ingredients and prepared by a very very nice woman.
I can't wait to come back and do some more sampling of their (limited) Thai menu. I love being surprised like this. This is basically a coffee shop, so not too much in the way of ambience, but it is clean and they look to have some nice bakery items available as well as more typical lunch items such as soups and sandwiches.
I'm finding that East Hastings keeps surprising us with it's variety and quality in culinary destinations.

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Moni Thai Resturant15047 Marine Drive, White Rock
New Thai Restaurant in White Rock, Hurray!
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

Located just across from the pier, this Thai restaurant opened about a week ago. They are just starting to get up and running so they are still waiting for their liquor license and credit/debit machine to be installed....thus until then it's cash only and non-alcoholic drinks.
We walked in and were impressed with the ambience.... it was quite nice with dark colors and live orchids decorating the restaurant. The ambiance is nice inside, but they hadn't set up their patio yet which was a bit disappointing on such a lovely warm evening.
My husband and I decided to share a appetizer platter which was surprisingly large and diverse. It had 3 different kinds of rolls (fresh prawn salad rolls, veg spring rolls, hawaiian spring rolls, chicken satay). All were very good and generous in size.
I ordered the Tom Yum Goong soup and thought it was very good, especially the broth which was flavourful and had depth without being oily. The prawns were a little overdone though.
My husband ordered the Cashew Chicken which was loaded with lots of red/green peppers and was quite complex its flavours.
The service was quite good. There was only one server....I believe she was the owner, while her co-owner husband was cooking? She told us that they'd previously owned a Thai restaurant in Red Deer, Alberta. She did constant quality checks and came by frequently with hot water to replenish our green tea.
All in all, a very pleasant dining experience with a lovely view of the pier if you are sitting by the windows.....or cosy booths further inside. There are still some snags to work out, but that is to be expected with a new restaurant.
We are just so happy to see a good new ethnic restaurant open up in White Rock..... come give these guys a visit to welcome them to the neighbourhood!

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
I agree with the last post
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

I completely agree with the last post in that the policies of this restaurant leave something to be desired. The food is good, but nothing that can't be found at other Thai restaurants downtown. I could hardly believe that they actually charge you EXTRA for take-out. In Toronto, it's the normal practice of most restaurants to give you at least a 10% discount for take-out orders as it is a way to increase sales without having to pay for extra staff/space..etc. And the prices are really too high for the area/ambience of the restaurant. I will not return to this restaurant because I we are a family of 5 and we've never been charged a mandatory 10 or 15% gratuity for our family to dine. This seems exceptionally petty and insulting.... especially since we always tip at least 15% anyways.... it's just the matter of not to be given the choice based on service received. And I do believe that people should not support their crazy 10% take-out charge. I could see this if they used eco-friendly take-out packaging or something that would warrant it.... but again, I believe this is a petty move on this restaurant's part.
P.S. There is another CHADA Thai restaurant in Blaine WA I've just discovered that is excellent, with a beautiful view of White Rock.

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Costco Restaurant4500 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby
Costco! My savior!
Submitted Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 11:42am [Dine in]

Chasiubow, you always crack me up! I love your reviews! In fact I think you may have quite a fan following with DH readers.
I have to admit that the Richmond Costco was a savior to us when we were commuting from UBC back to White Rock in my university days. We'd stop there and wait out tunnel traffic while shopping and eating gigantic hot dogs and fries..... back when calories weren't such a big deal.
The Burnaby also was a beacon for us on our way back home from skiing at Whistler or the local mtns. for the day. The hot dogs are so good, but because of the size.... well, sometimes regret follows soon after...... good thing there is lots of pop (refillable) to help wash it all down. I haven't eaten much of the other food there except the occasional stir-fry (at the Richmond location.....at least it used to be) and the pizza (which is decent for the size and price..... don't expect too much in the way of toppings). The hot dogs are top quality though and are Kosher I believe. But they also offer poutine, baked chicken in pastry, ribs.....and ice cream.
Now as I'm older I do wish that they had a couple of healthier choices since it's so convenient to eat here after a marathon shopping trip and to fortify ourselves before hauling all the stuff we never knew we needed home..... several hundreds dollars later.
Service is fast and that's all that matters to me since by the time I make it to the food court area I really just want to eat quickly and get going home.
Ambiance.....well Chasiubow described it to a T.
Value....come on.....it's Costco!
P.S. Never delude yourself that you are only going to come out of Costco with just the bathroom toilet paper you stopped there for.

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La Petite France2655 Arbutus, Vancouver
Also disappointed!
Submitted Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

My husband and I also spend a great deal of time in France and a vast amount of time in patisseries and boulangeries. We decided to check out this place one day after driving past it for awhile on our drive into Vancouver to Granville Market on Saturday mornings (after an obligatory stop at Cafe Artigiano in Kerrisdale first). The pastries look quite beautiful... nothing that extraordinary... but we decided to order 6 different kinds in order to sample different fillings/flavors...etc. Nothing, absolutely nothing really wowed us..... and at $4 - $6 each, there should have been something more extraordinary. We were very sorry since they are a nice little shop in a nice location.... abet they are missing some ambience to their boite. Not much character or warmth. When you consider that Sweet Arts in Steveston (a little lower caliber perhaps) and Thomas Haas in N. Van (vastly higher caliber) are both charging less.... it may explain why this place never seems overly busy.

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Leela Thai Restaurant1310 Johnston Road, White Rock
I wish it were better....
Submitted Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 11:16am [Dine in]

I agree with the previous reviewer....as this is the only Thai place close by to South Surrey/White Rock residents, it saddens me to see the quality and value of this restaurant decline so much. I ate here the other night and also saw the signs about the price increase...to be quite honest their prices are already overinflated for the quality and quantity received. I love Thai food but I dread coming here since they are never overly friendly and the food quality can sometimes be embarrassing since it rarely ever seems authentic (for that, go to Best Thai food in Langley).
I doubt I'll patronage this restaurant anymore once their price increases in the New Year....actually now that I think about it, I'll probably just not go back again at all since I would rather drive to Langley and support a restaurant that actually gives authenticity, value and service to their patrons.
I really hope that the owners read these reviews and put a little more effort in .....

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Little India15081 Marine Drive, White Rock
Big Taste in Little India
Submitted Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

After reading many positive reviews here we decided to try this restaurant tonight for take-out. Ordered the Chicken Saag, Tandoori Prawn salad & Garlic Naan. The Saag was wonderful, with a depth and complexity of taste. The Prawns on the salad were very tasty & succulent. The Garlic Naan was fresh and tasted totally homemade.
Peter, the owner, was so nice and greeted me by my name when I came in. The food was waiting fresh and piping hot.
The ambience of the restaurant was quite cozy when I came in to pick up the food. I can't wait to come back with my husband to eat at the restaurant since it has a nice feel to it and there is a very pleasant smell of fresh curry. There were quite a few people here on a dark Sunday night which is always a good sign.
Overall, it's nice to have a restaurant in White Rock/South Surrey that honestly cares about the quality of their food and service.
Thank you for a lovely dinner Little India.

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Thai House Restaurant4940 No. 3 Road, #129, Richmond
Delicious Thai
Submitted Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 12:41am [Dine in]

Late tonight, on my way out to the airport to pick up my husband, my mom and I stopped in for a quick bite. Since we weren't too hungry we decided to get the Tom Yum Goong soup, Papaya Salad and Prawn Salad Roll. All the food was very good, especially the soup. The salad was a little hot for us but gave us an excuse to order a Singha beer to temper the heat. The Salad Roll was quite typical, large with lots of vermicelli stuffing inside. Sometimes I wish that Thai restaurants in Vancouver would be more creative with their Salad Rolls as is often the case in Toronto thai restaurants, where the use of more greenery and herbs such as mint, thai basil and cilantro help to make the rolls vibrant, fragrant and delectable.
The thing that impressed us the most was the service. Upon arrival, every single employee greeted us with a hello and a smile. Amazing! Felt so welcome.
We were seated at once, there were several quality checks throughout our visit and the food arrived within minutes of our ordering. We never felt rushed even though it was near closing. We left before closing time so that we wouldn't wear out our welcome. Gratious people serving wonderful food.
Highly recommended.

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Best Thai Food Restaraunt5744 Glover Road, Langley
Such a Nice Place
Submitted Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 9:06pm [Dine in]

On our way out to Fort Langley for their eerie nights right before Halloween, we wanted to get a bite to eat beforehand. Since we love this place anyways, we wanted to grab a quick dinner here before braving the ghosts and ghouls inside the Fort. We were running behind as usual so called the restaurant on the way and pre-ordered our favorite dishes so that they would be waiting for us when we got there.....which they were. Got to the restaurant and they had everything ready to go, piping hot on the table, as requested even though they were quite busy. How many restaurants would offer such service???
The food as usual was amazing. Flavorful, authentic, healthy, delicious!!!! Can you tell I'm a big fan? Please if you are ever in Langely give this place a try....they are exceptionally nice people who work very hard to bring a positive and authentic dining experience to us suburbanites.

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Baan Wasana Thai Restaurant2143 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Quick Tasty Lunch
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were coming back home from an early and very quick 7 am trip to the Sunshine Coast. On the way home we decided to stop in Kerrisdale for lunch. Hoping for something quick, I remembered that there was a Thai restaurant located near to Cafe Artigiano. We both were not feeling too up to speed and were very happy to be seated immediately upon entering even though every table was full. Our orders were taken promptly and within 5 mins. our spring rolls were brought out hot and fresh....although not overly flavorful. Our main orders were delivered to the table before we'd even finished the appetizer which we weren't adverse to seeing that it was lunchtime and we were happy to be taken care of quickly.
My Tom Yum Goong soup was really delicious with lots of herbs and a nice pungent and spicy taste to it. The prawns were big and succulent, something that is often not the case. My husband opted for a lunch special: rice noodle dish with wide rice noodles, egg, chicken and chinese broccoli. We both thought this dish was quite good with a nice robust flavor....although we'd like a little more broccoli and chicken please. The "salad" that comes with the lunch special is a bit of a joke being a few pieces of iceberg lettuce and a tiny slice of tomato and cucumber.
Service was quick and efficient and the waitress serving us checked to make sure the level of spiciness was ok for us which we thought was nice.
The W/C were quite clean and the ambiance of the restaurant was comfortable and homey.
Nothing outstanding really, but very decent and welcoming when you want a quick, easy lunch.

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Derby Bar and Grill17637 1st Avenue, #115, Surrey
Derby
Submitted Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 5:19am [Dine in]

I agree with the last reviewer that it's a shame that there aren't more people enjoying this restaurant. We have also been there on the weekend when there are the dueling pianos. These two pianists are a lot of fun. They take requests and both play the song. They took my mom's request for Rasputin and my husband's request for the Stray Cats....OMG, how hilarious to hear them try to play these "non conventional" songs we threw out for a challenge. They both have a great sense of humor and will gladly try to play whatever you throw at them. What a lot of fun!
We have ordered their prime rib special which gives you a beautifully done piece of beef with tasty sides such as mashed potatoes, yorkshire pudding, gravy and steamed vegetables. Their salads are wonderful, fresh and generous.
The ambiance of the restaurant is upscale sports bar like, but comfortable and well stylish.
This restaurant should be busier, but perhaps because it's location it's a little off the beaten track for most people. Really, it's worth the trip though, just make sure you turn off towards it before you cross the border!

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Yucca Tree Cafe, The1347 Johnston Rd, White Rock
Healthy Yucca Tree
Submitted Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 5:05am [Dine in]

This small restaurant is the perfect place to come to if you are looking for a healthy hearty breakfast or lunch. The women who run it are all very friendly and welcoming. The bread they use for their dishes is fresh and homemade. Very flavorful and delicious. They use very good ingredients in their dishes (the salads are always super fresh). The pan fries are to die for.....they can be ordered plain (so good), but also with cheddar cheese and onion, hollandaise sauce, mexican style, screamin' hot buzzard and with sour cream and onion. I haven't tried all of these but that's what return visits will be for. They bake something called a muff-out, which is basically a very tasty healthy raspberry bran muffin top, crunchy and moist inside. Delicious! I really can't tell you how good most of their menu is because everything I've had has been incredible. They offer wonderful vegetarian options as well. Really, their salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers for lunch are all so good....very generous but homemade and you'll feel healthier after eating almost anything on the menu.
Limited seating since it's quite small, so not a place to go if you are more than 4 people probably.
Very highly recommended.

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Papaya Bistro15057 Marine Dr., White Rock
Delicious Papaya
Submitted Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went here for dinner with my parents and another couple tonight on a wet, rainy night. The restaurant was not busy which wasn't surprising for White Rock on a wet weeknight. Firstly we were well received by our waitress (I think her name was Shawna) who was wonderful. She was very informative and kept up excellent service throughout the meal (refilling water, bringing extra utensils, filling hot water for tea for my parents, etc). I stress the level of service since so many restaurants we've dined at recently have been sorely lacking in their service so it's refreshing and almost unexpected to receive such attention when dining. Everyone's food arrived at the same time and was beautifully plated and delicious. We all enjoyed our meals, the coconut lemongrass chicken was perfectly cooked, the Bouillabaisse was generous with vegetables and fish, the salmon and dungeness crab were moist and tasty. We were able to use our Lifestyle 2 for 1 coupons without trouble and were even given recommendations for other good restaurants to try out that were in the book by waitress. The ambiance is very nice....very comfortable, clean and modern design. Overall a very pleasant evening for everyone.

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Augusta's Pizzeria14016 32nd Avenue, #203, Surrey
Very good thin crust pizza
Submitted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were very excited when this pizzeria opened up over a year ago. From the beginning their pizzas have been very good: excellent ingredients, nice crisp tasty crust, well distributed toppings. The service at first was a little wonky...sometimes getting our order wrong, changing hours (they closed often at 8 o'clock even though they were supposed to be open 'til 9) and wouldn't answer the phone when we called to order a pizza....very odd for a place that does mostly take-out. But now things have seemed to even out and the service is consistently efficient. There is a small seating area but this place is mostly for pick-up. Good selection of pizzas and now they have started to offer various delicious sounding pastas which we have yet to try since we always end up ordering pizza when we go there.

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Ocean Park & Village Pub12822 16th Avenue, Surrey
Nice Pub...but miss the old one...
Submitted Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 1:32am [Dine in]

I know it's been over 2 years since the old OPP has been gone, but I still miss it. My family had been going there forever, it was a staple of ours growing up since it was Ocean Park's community restaurant.
The new place is more modern and upscale....not too hard since the last place was literally a little cramped space underground....but it feels less ambient and warm. There has been little change to the menu but that's ok with me since I love having this familiar comfort food that I grew up with....it's nice sometimes to have something reliable and solid. The food is always plentiful and good. The pizzas and pastas are delicious and substantial...nothing fancy or innovative, but again, that's not what this place is about. The new format is kind of noisy now that there is a pub/sports bar in one half of the restaurant.... less family oriented and conducive to conversation. Thus we avoid it during hockey nights, leaving the space to the sports lovers.
Service is usually quite good with waiters and the kitchen being able to accomodate special requests usually.
Throughout the years, OPP has been very supportive of the community of Ocean Park and for that reason alone I'm happy to support them.

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Taka's Take-Out Sushi15214 Pacific Avenue, White Rock
Incredible, incredible, I love this place!
Submitted Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 7:11pm [Dine in]

I'm shocked that there hasn't been a review written yet for this incredible gem of a restaurant. I feel so fortunate that it's located near us here in White Rock. This is a rare find of having truly wonderful food served with genuine care and attention. The couple who work here are truly nice people who work exceptionally hard to please their patrons.
I believe that the fish is ordered from Japan, so you are getting high quality fish that beats any other I've tasted in any other restaurant. It literally melts in your mouth, clean with no fishiness or after taste. The rice quality is great too, which I've been told is a hallmark to making sushi.
My husband who is French and incredible picky about quality will not eat sushi anywhere else. We are greeted warmly whenever we order from here and are given good suggestions when we ask for them.
I really want this restaurant to flourish since it's so good and is run so well....thus I really hope that people support and appreciate this amazing little (mostly) take out restaurant. There is a small sushi bar and a couple table if you want to stay and eat....it's a small space but it still is warm and enjoyable to eat there.
This is my first review and maybe it's raving a bit, but when you find a restaurant that's really good....well, you want it to be around for the long run.

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