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grojigvaSince January 22, 20097 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.4)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Kilala Sushi Bar4749 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Dissapointed
Submitted Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

I'm not sure where all these other people were eating but I definitly did not have the same experience as some of the other customers. Sushi was bland but edible, Value was acceptable, Ambiance could be better and Service was lackluster but not horrible. This restaurant is probably patroned by those who are too impatient to wait in line at Sushi Town.

Maybe I just came at the wrong day and time? If this restaurant continues getting good reviews I might come back to see what I missed, until then I'm sticking with this review.

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Bon's Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo St., Vancouver
Ewwwwwww.
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 3:39am [Dine in]

If the Black Plague were to ever re-surface, we could probably trace its origin back to Bon's. In my 20 years of existence and in the 20 countries I have visited I have NEVER seen a more disgusting looking restaurant in my life, and that is no exaggeration. I only hope that the kitchen is cleaner then the rest of the restaurant, but I know deep inside that its probably not. The food took around 40 minutes (which is somewhat acceptable as the restaurant was very busy) to get to my table and when it did I had second thoughts on it. Dust is noticable all around you and it is wise not to touch anything but your plate.
So why did I come here if all I'm going to do is complain? I wanted to try the city famous 2.99 breakfast. Really, its the only reason you should come here, I wouldn't take a chance ordering anything else on the menu. The patrons are made up of hippies and hobos who all came here to save a couple dollars at the expense of their health so (not being a hobo or a hippie) I felt a bit misplaced coming in. The breakfast is only special because of how cheap it is and taste-wise, is nothing special.
Please avoid this place, if you must come do yourself a favour and leave your children (if you have any) at home. Its not going to kill them, you'll just be glad later that you did. You get expensive eggs in a clean environment at IHOP and cheap eggs in a dirty environment at Bon's, personally I like to make my eggs in the cheap/clean environment of my own home.

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Kokyo Japanese Restaurant9928 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Mediocrity at its Best.
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 2:58am [Dine in]

After eating at Yan's Garden I passed by the next door Japanese restaurant of Kokyo which grabbed my attention by the pictures of their delicious looking sushi that they hung on their walls. Well...pictures can be deceiving. I always make sure to visit all the restaurants I rate twice so I can get a good opinion on them so I'm sure that Kokyo is nothing short of average. For the amount of people that was dining at the restaurant (only 4, including my party) the food took much too long to prepare for what it was. It doesn't help that the prices are a bit more than they should be for small portioned mediocre tasting sushi. A redeeming part of this restaurant (if there is one) however will be that they serve a set of "baked" sushis which can be a rather new (but not really rewarding) experience. The servers like ignoring me and the ambiance is whats to be expected for a Japanese restaurant, so nothing much more to say on that.
I wouldn't really recommend you come here, if you do order the Palm Spring Roll and/or House Roll. Its the only thing on the menu I found to be worth my time.

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Cupcakes on Denman1168 Denman Street, Vancouver
Overrated, Overpriced, Overhyped
Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

Go to CC, buy a cupcake then go to Safeway and buy another cupcake. Do you now have both of them infront of you? Good, take a bite out of each of them and you will realize they taste the same. Only different is that the Safeway cupcake only costed you 75cents and doesn't look as pretty. Oh? Do you believe the CC cupcake tastes better then the Safeway one? This must be due to the denial that you wasted 2.50 (or is it 3.50?) on this marginally mediocre cupcake.
Ambience is nice, service is poor blah blah blah. Move along.

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Dae-Ji4501 North Road, #205, Burnaby
Korean Pork 2!
Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

This is a subtle but important update from my previous review.

I was introduced to this restaurant by a Korean friend of mine and enjoyed it so much that I have invited my friends and family here too. By the looks of things everytime I go there I seem to be the only non-asian there but a lot of Koreans pay patronage to this quaint establishment so if its good enough for their fellow country folk its more than good enough for me! The name of the restaurant is called Dae-Ji and if you look around the restaurant (and menu) it should become obvious that the name means "Pig" in Korean. The ambiance is rather cute, with cartoony pigs painted on the way and a handful of toy pigs that greet you at the entrance to a backdrop of Jazz music. If your not a fan of pork or just Jewish/Muslim! This isn't your place. Its like ordering anything but pizza from Pizza Hut, you are bound to be a little bit dissapointed. So stick to the pork items.
Most of their dishes are organized so that you get pork, a salad and rice on each item you order. The pork tastes great and is very well portioned while the salad leaves a little bit to be desired. The service there is handled a bit odd (you are responsible for seating yourself and getting water) which is not a bad thing, just an aspect you have to get use to. When paying at the till they also give you free M&M's instead of that cheap mint candy you find elsewhere. While this website says the price range of this place is $10-$20, just about all they're dishes range from $7.99-$13.99 just to point out. Unfortunately it does seem to take a little bit long (for what it is) for your food to be ready and the bathroom should be spruced up.

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Red Robin9628 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Couldn't Even Finish That Damn Burger
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 9:04pm [Dine in]

I had a huge burger craving and this restaurant popped up when I had it with a sign saying "Gourmet Burger" somewhere in there. Obviously I knew it wasn't actually "Gourmet" but I figured if this chain restaurant was known for their burgers I should give it a shot. Oh how wrong was I...
The ambiance is what you would expect of a chain restaurant, pretty good but I wasn't here to bask in that, I was just hungry! I asked my waiter to serve me the recommended burger. What I got was a burger served with an egg that shouldn't have been there (overwhelmed the taste of all other ingredients) and a disgusting piece of kraft processed cheddar cheese. I could not get myself to finish the burger only going half way through so attempted to make up for my money with their endless fries that comes with the burger. Unfortunately I found they're fries much too salty that I resorted to using a tissue to wipe them off, but maybe I'm just nit picking here? The service was pretty good so I'll give them props for that but everything else is kinda...ugh.
Gourmet burger at Red Robins? Maybe for red necks who have no true appreciation for food.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
Horrid Service!
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

Responding "justasophomore" review: yes I am one of those high schoolers who blows $20 at this restaurant with my friends but I will no more.

I have been a regular patron at this establishment and have known for some time about the poor service they're waitresses give but always chose to ignore it as I just substituted it without giving them tip. Should I feel guilty for doing that? NO! You should give them tip for great service, nothing mediocre or below. My last venture into the restaurant however gave me such horrendous service that it encourages me to look elsewhere for a good sushi bar.
I went there on a Thursday night with a friend and as as expected the place was rather full. The waitress took our name and told us to be expected to wait 15 minutes, I knew to expect that coming on that day and time so I didn't mind waiting. After about 15 minutes the waitress came back and asked us if we would be ok sitting at the bar, we said yes and the waitress responded with "ok, let me just clean it up and i'll come back to you". Everything is going fine so far. What I DIDN'T EXPECT was for two customers to enter the restaurant WITHOUT a reservation or taking down their name and just walk in and TAKE OUR SEATS. The waitress came back to us saying there was a problem, I asked her what that problem was (though I was full aware of it) and she said she didn't know. "[email protected]!!" i thought! and told the waitress that my friend and I had been waiting patiently for 15 minutes and she should get the two VERY RUDE patrons who took our seats to wait like everyone else. She does. UNBELIEVABLY she moves them to BETTER seats! I tell her that WE derserve the table seats! not them! she shrugs us off, stating shes too shy(wth?!). Am I done compaining yet? NO! It continues.
When my friend and I submit ourselves to the bar seats our (new) waitress doesn't bother coming back to take our orders. I glance at her, put my hand up, nada. By this time the Sushi Chef infront of us (being at the bar...) notices our frustration and asks us what we want. What a pleasant surpise (thats not sarcasm)! We give him our order and he gives us priority by delivering everything quite fast. I express much gratitude to him but as usual, leave without paying tip.

Due to the sushi chef's service I will return if a friend invites me over there or something but NEVER under my own initiative. They need to hire extra servers...actually no, they need to hire an experienced waiter/waitress (but I'd prefer a guy) who is NOT a recent high school graduate and will be able to show some balls around the workplace by not getting pushed by other customers and putting the young waitresses in their place.

Good value, good portions and good food (though sometimes the sushi is made a bit sloppy so it falls apart in your hand) just ABOMINABLE (bad) service. Such bad service I refuse to let myself go there unless invited. Unfortunately there isn't a better alternative in Burnaby (Sushi Garden doesn't count...) for sushi at this value. My only advice for those in the area is to give Korean food a shot, a block away near the Hannareum lies Dae-Ji. Give it a shot.

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