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ganacheburnabySince August 14, 200823 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Gold Leaf Chinese Food Restaurant4330 Northland Boulevard, #4, Whistler
Very expensive but lousy food served in a food court setting
Submitted Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

I wished I had read the reviews here before trying out this restaurant. I am surprised that they had the gall to call this a Chinese restaurant. Food like the previous reviewers have said were drowing or I should say swimming in oil. Prices were astronomical for the miniscule portions they served. The asian man taking our order was not very friendly at all. Would it hurt to smile? They are lucky to be operating this restaurant in Whistler. This restaurant would have gone out of business in Vancouver a long long time ago.
Ambiance in this restaurant is like eating in a food court.

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Ap Gu Jung Restaurant1642 Robson St., Vancouver
Great Korean Food on Robson
Submitted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

Have been to this restaurant several times. Have ordered the dobbokki (rice cakes), gamjatang (pork and potato stew)and the galbi. All the dishes were delicious with just the right amount of spiciness. Service was great and prices were reasonable. All the portions were very generous. It does get very busy during the weekends.

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Celadon4293 Mountain Square Whistler, 300, Whistler
Only Korean restaurant in Whistler.
Submitted Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 1:51am [Dine in]

Ate at this restaurant twice. The first time we had the tasting menu which cost $43.95/person. The taste of the food is ok. It cannot compare to any of the other Korean restaurants in Vancouver. It is a little on the pricey side but this is Whistler. However the service here is impecable, just like dining in a 5 star restaurant and the ambiance is very romantic and upscale. If you really need to eat Korean food than give this place a try. Mediocre food in a classy upscale place.

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Pink Pearl1132 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
There's a reason why it's always empty
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 5:58pm [Dine in]

Went here Sunday morning. We were a bit on the early side but by the time we left around 10:15, it was still pretty much completely dead. The food is decidedly underwhelming. The scallop dumplings did not taste fresh and the spring rolls were very disappointing. While almost all other dim sum joints give you shrimp spring rolls, the ones at Pink Pearl are the old-fashioned egg roll kind which ground pork served with plum sauce. The prices were high in correlation to the flavour of the food. A plate of overcooked gai lan was $6.25. Don't mind paying higher prices if the food is tasty. Will definitely not come back and recommend others to stay away as well.

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Rain Flower Seafood Restaurant3600 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Reasonably priced dim sum in opulent setting
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

Went here with spouse and son on a weekday. We ordered 7 dishes: har gow, beef rice roll, beef balls, lo bak goh, baked BBQ bun (char siu chang bao), plain congee, shrimp in bean curd roll. Everything was very tasty but the stand out was the BBQ pork bun. They had the nice crusty topping and it was just fresh out of the oven. Never had it better anywhere else. Bill came to $27 which included a 10% discount before 10 and free tea. The service was very good but maybe that was because it was relatively slow on a Thursday morning. As others have written, the decor is a bit out there, reminiscent of Versace fine china plates. Will definitely come again.

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Lucky Fortune Seafood Restaurant8338 Capstan, #1211, Richmond
Great value even though we were charged $2.50/dish
Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

Went to try this dim sum place based on the other review. This place used to be called the Nobleman Restaurant. Got there at 9:30 am. There was a sign in Chinese stating $2.25 for something but unfortunately we do not read Chinese. We asked for an English menu which stated that Dim Sum was $2.50 a dish. We ordered 8 dishes which consisted of scallop dumplings, shrimp dumplings, shrimp roll, beef rice roll, deep fried squid, fried shrimp dumplings, pan fried turnip cake and beef balls. All the dishes were not as good as Fisherman's Terrace but were solid. We will definetely be back especially with prices around half of what Fisherman's Terrace would have charged. I wouldn't call this restaurant a hole in a wall. It was pretty clean and service was efficient. We also liked the order type system since it means everything we ordered is cooked fresh and it is served piping hot. This place is definetely recomended for its solid food and great value.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Great value and great selection
Submitted Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

We decided to try this restaurant today after reading some good reviews and were definetely not disappointed. We were there before 5:30 pm so we ordered from the special mini set meals menu. I had the cod fillet with tofu on rice and an iced lemon tea while the Mrs had the rice noodle with fish and bok choy with a glass of Coke. My son had the kids' meal which consisted of fried chicken wings, a sausage, spagetti with meat sauce, fries and a Sprite. The total including tax and a 15% tip was $24.00 which represented an excellent value. All in all the restaurant was cleaner than Honolulu Cafe but I would have to say that the food at Angel Cafe was tastier. Since we live in Burnaby, we would not make the special trip back to this place since there are other comparable places like Honolulu and Angel Cafe closer. However for those who live in the vicinity of Alleluia Cafe, this place would be a solid place to dine.

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Favourite cheap eats
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

We go to this Hon's almost once a week and have never lacked finding something tasty to eat. Our favourites include the pan fried pork pot stickers and rock cod with tofu hot pot. We always use the 10 % coupon from the Georgia Straight or the West Ender . Always reliable and consistently good food. Try to come earlier as there is always a line up during peak times.

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Vera's Burger Shack1455 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good burgers but needs more seating
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

Vera's has been my favourite burger joint for years. Have always eaten in either the Davie or Denman location but this was our first time here. The patties are very well seasoned and I love the toppings. I always get the fried onions, mushrooms and fried egg. The basket of fries is more than enough for 2. My only complaint is that the premises is not very clean and they have raised prices.

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Fishermans Terrace Seafood Restaurant4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3580, Richmond
Fantastic dim sum but not cheap.
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

The dim sum here is very good but not cheap. The bill for 3 came to $60.00 including tax and tip. Definetely not your budget $2.50 variety. You get what you pay for. They use the order instead of the push cart system. I like the order system better because you get everything you want instead of having to wait. Service is excellent. They are very quick in removing the empty trays and plates. The waiter also refilled our jar of tea a few times without even us asking him. Reservations are recomended because they get pretty busy.

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Peking Restaurant & Wonton House5939 E. Hastings, Burnaby
The lunch specials are a fantastic value
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

Having been going there since my SFU days which are over 15 years ago. You can't beat the value of their lunch specials. For around $5.00 you get a heaping plate of fried noodles or fried rice. More than enough for lunch as well as a doggy bag. They have a lot of variety for their lunch specials. There is also a waiter there who gives incredibly cheerful and good service.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Good food but horrendous service
Submitted Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

I usually go to the Tropika restaurant in Richmond and the service there is so so but I go to restaurants for the food not the service. Compared to their location in Richmond, the service at the Cambie restaurant is the pits. The head waiter? He seemed to be in charge had a sour face and rude manner to him. Asking him to refill our glasses of water was like pulling his teeth. Food is solid but if you are in the area go to Banana Leaf where you can enjoy great food and great service. The Richmond location however is ok. I thought it was just me but after speaking to some of my friends, they all had bad experience in terms of the service at the Cambie location as well.

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Best Malaysian Restaurant in the GVRD
Submitted Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

My friends and I came here for lunch yesterday. They have great lunch specials at really good prices. A lot of the entres were under $10.00. We ordered the Roti Canai, Lamb Curry & Sayur Lemak with rice, Sambal Green bean with rice and Gulai prawns with rice. Everything we ordered were delicious. All of us are orginally from Malaysia and we can definetly declare that Banana Leaf is definetely the BEST Malaysian restaurant in the GVRD. Service as usual is outstanding. The servers are very friendly and courteous. We would patronize this restaurant a lot more often if we lived a little closer.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Great food in a hole in a wall
Submitted Wednesday, September 17, 2008 - 5:36pm [Dine in]

Have been frequenting this restaurant for years. We have always ordered the same dishes and have never been disappointed. The must haves are the fried chicken wings and the sliced tender beef served with a fried egg on rice. You will not go wrong with either of this dishes. Try getting there before 6:00 pm for dinner as there can be a line up during peak dinner hours. We are looking forward to enjoying this hidden gem for years to come.

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Northern Delicacy4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2788, Richmond
My favourite Northern Chinese restaurant
Submitted Sunday, September 14, 2008 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

Reservations are definitely recommended for this busy restaurant. We have eaten here 3 times and have yet to be disappointed. We stick with the spicy green beans, the xio long baos (steamed pork dumpings) and the seafood fried rice (warning it's spicy but you can request a non-spicy version). There's just something about the rice that is addictive. Can't pinpoint what it is but our friend thinks it's because the rice is cooked in chicken broth. It's never too hard or too mushy. We also ordered the sweet and sour fish but this is the only so-so dish. We only have it because our four year old likes it. Otherwise, we'd try something else instead. The prices are definitely on the high side considering the portion sizes. However it you value quality over quantity, then it's worth it. Dinner for three adults and a kid came to about $60 including tax and tip.

Ambiance is very nice except you must go out of the restaurant and around the mall corridor to use the w/c.

Service is efficient, our teacups were filled without asking and they were able to split the bill for us.

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New Age5411 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hidden gem in Burnaby
Submitted Friday, September 5, 2008 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is in an obscure location as it is part of the Best Western on Kingsway across from Fitness World. Surprisingly, the restaurant was very busy. Reservations are recommended.
They serve Taiwanese/Mainland Chinese cuisine as opposed to the usual Cantonese fare. We had the stewed pork hock which was delicious and tender(Has to be ordered 1 day in advance).
The sweet and sour fish was also excellent. I was surprised that they had deboned the fish before serving it. My 4 year old son really enjoyed the chicken in plum sauce as well. As I mentioned earlier, the restaurant was packed for such an obscure location so it must have pretty good word of mouth. A friend took us here for dinner and we will definetely be back. Service was prompt and decor was modern and clean for a Chinese restaurant. Bathrooms were also very clean. Keep in mind my ambiance and service rating are based on other Chinese restaurants. It would be a solid 3 stars if compared to Western restaurants.

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Must pay with Visa for discount
Submitted Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

Oops, I forgot to mention that you only get the discount if you pay the bill with your Visa credit card as it is offered by Visa Perks.

It seems I have to enter at least 300 characters in order to post this addendum to my earlier review so I guess I will have to make a few more observations.

Restaurant is somewhat tightly packed. The guy sitting next to my friend on the banquette ungraciously parked his big briefcase next to her so room was very tight.

They also have a number of lunch features for only $12 but we did not try any of them.

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Angel Cafe5995 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Best tasting Hong Kong Cafe in the GVRD
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2008 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch with two friends. I had the mee goreng while both the others had the Malaysian chicken curry on rice and the stir-fried vermicelli with swirled egg sauce. I was totally impressed with the taste and the quality of the food considering the prices were between $5.95 to $6.50 and this included a cold drink at no additional charge. The portions were generous, definitely beats a Extra Value Meal at McDonald's. Restaurant was pretty busy so we had to wait 10 minutes for a table although the food came fast once we ordered.

Service was pretty standard for a HK-cafe. We had to flag a server if we wanted something. Just don't expect 5 star service for 1 star price. Will definitely be returning.

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Po King Seafood Restaurant5665 Kingsway, #150, Burnaby
Self-service restaurant
Submitted Monday, August 25, 2008 - 6:42pm [Dine in]

Took my mother to this place for dim sum. I have been here in the past when it is not so busy but today at 11:45, the restaurant was very busy. The food was decent but the service was non-existent. My mom asked for a new tea cup since hers was completely filthy. No one bothered to bring her a new tea cup. Because we were sitting next to the serving area, she ended up getting a new tea cup herself. Likewise, when we requested extra napkins and a hot water refill for our teapot and a glass of cold water for my son. Obviously this restaurant does not spend enough money hiring staff. I totally regretted leaving a tip since we were doing practically everything for ourselves.

If you go here, prepare for your role as a waiter/waitress.

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Honolulu Cafe3340 Kingsway, #240, Vancouver
Another solid meal
Submitted Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 8:15pm [Dine in]

Went for early dinner and thus ordered from the special set menus. Ordered the house special sizzling plate, baked spaghetti bolognaise, and cod and tofu on rice. Everything was very tasty and there was so much that we ended up taking half the food home. Service is what it is; I don't think anyone going here ever expects it to be anything great. My only complaint is that the early bird specials always come with a free drink and if you order any kind of pop, it is always flat and slightly warm. It's because they don't refrigerate it and simply pour it from the room temperature bottle over a cup with some ice. I know that I am in the minority who does not like the various HK style coffees, teas, and Horlicks but would it kill them to put some Coke in the fridge.

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