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honorberrykits, vancouverSince September 14, 200943 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
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Displaying 21 - 40 of 43 Reviews Found
Chop Steakhouse & Bar10251 St Edwards Dr., Richmond
$7.99 for coloured water?! - you must be joking
Submitted Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

I have been to Chop a couple of times. This visit certainly won't endear me to go back. Some friends and I were out and we decided to go for a quick drink at Chop.

I was enticed by the drink specials (vodka mojitos) - disappointed with all of them, we had a sip from each other's drink. They essentially were watered down, with a bit of colouring. I didn't, but probably with hindsight should have complained - I looked around and everyone else (with wine + beer) appeared quite content. I put our drinks order down to being unfortunate.

Having drank half of the grapefruit mojito - i gave up and ordered a jd+coke. It was also below par, this time I did say something. The server did offer a replacement..but 2 out of 2 bad drinks was enough, i couldn't try a third. I was disillusioned with the drink, but i must say, the servers at Chop were good. Granted the place wasnt' busy, but the servers regulary visited each table and appeared to be 'on top of everything'.

If you go, i recommend you order something from a bottle.

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Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot5108 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
i'm going to be a little fatty...
Submitted Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

Little fatty cow is a great find for hot pot. It's a small-ish, clean restaurant, taiwan style (as in big neutral tiles with big light fixtures) A couple of booths, enough for 4 people and 2 tables to seat approx 8.

Service is fairly prompt and attentive. There is a good variety of food, it comes out all at once and is fresh. They even cover your chair+jacket so that nothing can 'splash' on it. You don't leave the restaurant smelling of food which is a bonus.

I'd recommend this place, approx $20/person. Saves you driving to Rmd.

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Plaisir Sucre2668 Arbutus, Vancouver
love love Plaisir Sucre
Submitted Friday, March 18, 2011 - 11:49pm [Take-out]

I live for the weekend visit to Plaisir Sucre. It's not very big, but the atmosphere could very well transport you to Europe. The owner is central to this place. He's very friendly and encouraging when you practice your high school french. When you walk in, you can smell the pastries being baked in the back. With eyes bigger than my belly, i inevitably order a couple of croissants, pain au chocolat and some palmiers to go - totalling approx $12. It's worth it though, to be able to eat lovingly made pastries with a pot of freshly brewed coffee. Bliss.
A must eat!

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Gramercy Grill2685 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Looks good on the outside...
Submitted Friday, March 18, 2011 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

The patio always looks so enticing, on a sunny day, this place is great to watch the world pass by. A little on the pricey side..I've been here for lunch and for dinner several times.
Business lunch with my partners was average. Between us, we had ceasar salads, sandwiches, fish and chips, mussels with fries. Essentially, a bit of everything from the menu. Gathering from the comments that were made during lunch - the fries were the best part. Don't get me wrong, everything tasted ok, but nothing, unfortunately was outstanding.

Dinner on the other hand...For the Appys, we had the beetroot and goatcheese salad and the beef carpaccio. Great start to the meal. The wine selection is ok. Our server was friendly and answered our questions, but you got the feeling that she was not really sincere in her responses and that she was going through the motions. Smiling cause it would make a better impression. I ordered the beef tenderloin - which was beautifully cooked and hit the right spot. The tenderloin was accompanied with garlic mash and seasonal veg - not over done, and the sauce, topped it off. My partner had the baby clam linguine - it was ok, nothing to write home about. There was a lot of pasta. Overall, our meal was satisfactory.

On the website, it recommends reserving a table - don't bother, it's never packed. When it's sunny, there is barely room on the patio, but if you choose to sit inside - you can reign over the domain.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes6780 No. 3 Road, Richmond
we want pancakes
Submitted Friday, March 18, 2011 - 7:34pm [Dine in]

According to friends, this is the best ihop of all ihops. I went for the first time to the one at Lougheed, but was not impressed. I was enticed by the chicken and waffle advert so went for dinner at the Richmond location. I went during the week for dinner. The place was practically empty save 2 tables.
Service was friendly, and food was good. There was a hair in my dinner (chicken strips), they did not quite know what to do...they cooked some fresh strips and that was that. We tried a variety of dishes from the menu. Pancakes were good, crepes and omlettes were great.
a great breakfast place.

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen1850 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
italian - dark, loud, ok food
Submitted Friday, March 18, 2011 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

A group of friends and i have eaten at Trattoria a couple of times. Each time though, i am always suprised at the expense of the bill versus the food and service.
We ordered the pasta share plates, salad and dessert - came to average $50 per person, excluding wine.
There is variety on the share plates, and the pasta is cooked well, tastes good but the portions are small. To finish off our meal, we ordered the chocolate fritters. They were a disappointment, they were not fritters at all but heavy doughnut golf ball sized ŵith a bit of dark chocolate.
On each occasion, the staff have never failed to suprise me with their attitude. There is no harm in smiling, being friendly or in fact, just doing your job.
The restaurant is well laid out, open plan kitchen, very dark and the music is so loud you have to practically shout to talk.
Is the food good - yes. Top ten italian in Vancouver - no. Value for money - no Service - big miss

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
packed to the gills
Submitted Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

Visited this place for the first time ...the place was full of diners even though it was 9pm. The adjacent restaurants were either closed or empty. I was optimistic walking in. We were seated fairly promptly, though you could see that the workers were swamped. Sparsely decorated, and warm.

Sashimi was chunky, fresh and inexpensive - i was really surprised. They said they specalise in "bbq and speciality rolls" - didn't see anything or note anything yakitori in nature, just unagi. The nigiri sushi is also really good value. Lots of variety for rolls, cut unevenly and smothered in rice.

Service? What service - ok, it wasn't the worse but I'd say no...too busy running around like blue-bottle flies and choosing to overlook their patient customers. Staff walked round, clearing tables, wiping down the same table numerous times but not once did they think that perhaps their customers were thirsty, wanted to order, wanted to pay and leave, requested containers for take-away so that they could leave, only to be told to hurry up as they were closing (we were still waiting for containers and THEN a bag...)

If i were to crave sushi, i don't think i'd even consider this place. If i happened to be in the area and hungry...perhaps i'd try it again.

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Banana Leaf3005 W Broadway, Vancouver
when can i go back?
Submitted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 12:50am [Dine in]

This location was a definite surprise. Street parking is abundant. Food is hot and tasty. Service is down to earth and efficient. Between the 3 of us, we ordered the sample appetizer, fish, eggplant, rice and deep fried battered banana. It was enough to feel satisfied. The total bill including tax came to $66. Not bad. A definite recommendation.

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Market by Jean-Georges1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver
meh, what's the fuss about?
Submitted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 12:42am [Dine in]

Since it opened - Market has always been a place to go to. My final visit was certainly below par. The food has always been consistently good but the service can be hit and miss, which is a shame. I don't believe my standards are strataspherically high, but i do expect minimum service and the 'marketing of the brand' to fulfil the blurb.

I had arrived a few minutes early for lunch, only to be told that i had to wait as my table wasn't ready. Fine. However, on entering the dining room - there was an abundance of 'free' tables! Even if they were reserved (i didn't check) wouldn't it make common business sense to seat your customers who are in attendance? I found the 'care hosts' to be quite condescending - again, a real shame, as they are the first reps you meet on entering the restaurant.

Our server was helpful and friendly. There are so many servers, it's difficult to 'attract' their attention. A case of 'too many cooks'. I ordered the black truffle pizza, Steak gingered mushrooms with the Soy - Caramel Sauce and the Apple Crisp. The food seemed to be flying out of the kitchen. I barely had time to enjoy and digest the appetizer before the main was on the table. Even though the food tasted nice, i didn't have the luxury to enjoy and saveur it.

If you haven't been, you should experience Market - just don't go in with high expectations. It's good, but the service lets the place down.

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Baru Latino Restaurante2535 Alma Street, Vancouver
misses the spot
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 6:28pm [Dine in]

I loved the decor at Baru, but that's about it.
I had high expectations going in and that was perhaps my downfall. We started off with plaintain chips and the Baru ceviche - tasty. This was then followed by paella and the duck dish. The mains were ok, nothing special, nothing i couldn't cook for myself at home.
It was an experience, wasn't atrocious but didn't leave me wanting more.

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Honjin Sushi138 Davie Street, Vancouver
mmmm green tea ice cream
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Great value lunch menu. Lot of fresh sashimi and variety. Dinner on the other hand, i feel, is expensive. I'm always flabberghasted when i get the bill. I mean, it's good food, not fantastic, and they are very imaginative/creative with some of their parings of ingredients. I recommend the sunshine roll, tempura, chicken wings and the dessert.
The servers are a mixed bunch, generally the longer more established ones offer you great service - are always on hand, and know when to approach. The younger ones - well they perform the basic requirements of a server.

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Granville Room957 Granville Street, Vancouver
if you've time to wait.
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

I like the Granville room for it's location but man o man - make sure you're not in a rush to go anywhere.
The 2 for 1 dishes, dessert, fish and lamb are superb. The food is cooked well, but it takes a really long time for it to arrive.
The servers are ok, nice bit of banter at the start, but then you have to ask/remind them for drink orders etc. Perhaps they need an extra person to serve as well as a pen and paper.
The decor there is nice, but after a certain time, you need a head lamp or something to see people. It gets dark may be a good thing, i don't know. Personally i prefer to see what i'm eating.

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Ozark's Famous BBQ19696 Fraser Highway, Langley
if you're heading out to langley.....
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

Went there with a group of friend's for Thanksgiving. Had heard a lot about this place. We weren't disappointed. Plenty of parking at the back, intial reacton on entering was positive. The layout is simplistic and comfortable. Big screen tv's are placed strategically around the restaurant.

The dishes at Ozark's are reasonably priced. We shared a platter which had chicken, pulled pork, yummy beans, coleslaw, ribs etc - on the menu it says for 4, it was enough for 6 and we still had left overs. The big beef ribs were amazing and the corn bread is delicious. We would have loved to have ordered dessert but at that point our eyes were bigger than our bellies.

Our server was patient and very efficient. Though i could see how some of the other servers would need to up their game and why other reviewers haven't been as compliementary. I guess we were just fortunate that night. I wouldn't make a special effort to go there, but if i were in the area - i'd go back again for sure,

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Burnaby Palace Restaurant3110 Boundary Rd, Burnaby
stop by - it's worth it
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

This place has to be at least a year old - and for the past year, i've said to myself that i should go try it. It's a strange location (off busy boundary), and for that reason, i never went in.

Well, it's definitely worth a visit. I went with a colleague during lunch. The restaurant was half packed. It looks nice and clean. Not sparkly, good enough for a business meeting.

They didn't have a lunch time menu, but there's lots of choice and the dishes are reasonably priced. We ordered a curry chicken noodle and a house special chicken on boiled rice. The chicken on the curry was moist and the chicken on the special was slightly coated in batter then fried. The house special sauce tasted more like a General Tsu sauce, slightly spicy (expected) but with a twang.

The service was ok. Our server may have been having an 'off' day, but generally he was good. The toilets were clean and besides the street parking they have a couple of spaces at the back. Our meal including tips came to $20. Not bad. The next test...dinner

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Mis Trucos1141 Davie Street, Vancouver
packed for a reason
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

I came to dine here with a group of friends last night. They had raved about this place - I was a bit skeptical, but Mis Trucos won me over. I truely believe it was a combination of the tasty food and the fantastic table service we received. Our server Erin was super busy, but she was on the ball each time. All staff appeared to be friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.

We had a 'tasting' menu of sorts. A number of 'tapas' that stood out for me were the 'anchovies wrapped olive, serrano ham with a perfectly poached egg and the lamb with chick peas. All the other dishes were impressive, but these in particular stood out. Simple but so well done.

Located on Davie, between Thurlow and Bute. Arrive early as Mis trucos doesn't take reservations. Definitely give it a go.

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Savary Island Pie Company1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
got pie?
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:58pm [Dine in]

i highly recommend this place, but i'm very wary of the lack of space and high cost of food. Brunch at the weekend is fantastic - when you can get in. If you manage to get a table away from the chaos ie away from the door or till, you can enjoy your food and relax.
Their staple/variety of pie is beyond excellent - taste wise. We bought a whole blueberry pie and 2 soft drinks. the bill came to a whopping $38.

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Diner, The4556 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
english through and through
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

A perfect joint for all day english breakfasts'. If you want healthy banter, old style cafe with 'royal' memorabilia - THIS is the place you want.

They have a good solid a la carte menu; steak and kidney pies, meat pies, typical fish and chips, sandwiches with real chunky chips!! HP sauce, worchesterchire, and vinegar are all the norm here.

Open at the weekends too, opposite the Safeway on tenth. Closes super early, 7pm.

go just to try it out. quaint and kitsch. a fab way to start the weekend (or recover from it)

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Don Francesco Ristorante860 Burrard Street, Vancouver
yum yum and yum
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:38pm [Dine in]

Don Francesco's is one of my top Italian restaurant choices. I don't go as often as i find it's on the pricey side - the lunch time menu is excellent value for money.

On my last visit, we were a party of 12, we were 'given' our own seating area with a 'custom' menu. Food and service are alway consistently good.

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Ridge Garden Restaurant3113 Arbutus St, Vancouver
does exactly what it says on...
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

The Ridge is always a staple of mine when i need a chinese food fix. It's an unpretentious family run restaurant.
The quality of food is consistent and is amazingly good value for money.
I recommend their lettuce wrap, smooth tofu dish, schezuan green beans (always fresh and tasty - the owners are out every morning sourcing produce) and steamed fish.
I think they've increased their prices only once in the past 15+years!
Plenty of parking available around the restaurant.
Service can vary between excellent and ok - depends on who you get... Fabulous for delivery. Open at lunchtime too, the 'lunch' crowd is very different to the evening clientelle. Quick turnover at lunch.
For sure a recommendation, reserve, just to be on the safe side.

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Kiku Sushi4986 Kingsway, Burnaby
a gem, hidden away
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

Kiku is hidden away on Kingsway, in the London Drug/RBC complex. Friendly atmosphere on entering, doesn't seem too busy (possibly because they don't advertise much) The food is good and to be honest, the quality surprised me. I had a chirashi don, small size, good value for money and super fresh.
Will definitely be frequenting this place again

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