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HugeSurreySince August 3, 2008118 Reviews
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Po King Seafood Restaurant5665 Kingsway, #150, Burnaby
Huge servings but one of the managers could use some manners
Submitted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch and was seated with a bunch of other people who were of small parties. Order 3 dimsum dishes and was pleasantly surprised that the size of each plate was quite large. Taste was pretty good and the servers were not too bad. They occasionally bumped into people who's chair were near their path. That got annoying at times as they were bumping into people and forcing their way to move on. Fortunately for me I was not near their warpath. My disappointment comes from the lady who I believe is the manager or at least one of them if not the owner. I heard her being pushy with some customers and she could learn some manners. When I went up to pay for my lunch she was busy counting the tips. We made a brief eye contact but she did not give me an indication that she will be helping me soon. So I stood there waiting for her to finish her counting. Then she went off to give another person their bill without acknowledging me at all. After several minutes of waiting she finally printed off my bill and I paid leaving very little tip as the meal was spoiled but her rudeness. Otherwise I had a pleasant meal.

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New Lakeview Seafood & Wuntun7765 6th Street, Burnaby
Food was great...too bad the service could not be the same
Submitted Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 7:26pm [Dine in]

Went here with the family and parents tonight. We ordered the usual, which consist of sweet and sour beef tenderloins, honey garlic pork chops, seafood with gai lan, spicy crab and the soup of the day. The food was delicious but the service was sub par. I asked for hot sauce and they forgot. I had to go to another waitress and ask and she plunk it on the table. They took my wife's plate which she was using and did not replace it. When we asked for another plate we gotten napkins instead. Before the meal was completed, the snotty short middle age waitress with round glasses put the fortune cookies and sliced oranges on the table. Hinting to leave already. We had two infants with us and we were still eating. I thought that was rude of her. So when I went up to pay for the bill I put the dinner on my credit card. I was waiting for it to process when the snotty short middle age waitress left and went to the kitchen. She did not say a word to me and just left. I waited till another waitress came and ask her for the slip for me to sign as I thought it went through already. It did not, the waitress could not find the slip for the customer to sign. Finally the snotty short waitress came back and shoo the other waitress away. She said it did not process and made me feel that it was my fault. I told her I do not mind going through the payment process again as long as I am not charged twice. Needless to say she was getting irritated, I could see it in her face as it twitched. The second time did not go through......and her attitude was getting worse. On the third try I was so sick of her poor service that I did not tip on the credit card machine. But somehow it default back to the main menu if you do not put in a tip. On the fourth try I still did not tip as she was getting rude and said that I did not tip. I barked at her back that tips are for good service only. And you did not give us good service. Finally it process and I left. I can not stand in this day and age that people demand tip for poor customer service. They feel that it is entitlement. I have no problem in tipping as long as it is justified. I would recommend this restaurant for the food only.

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Gah Lok Dim Sum4169 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Good frozen dim sum but the prices gone up.
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 9:49am [Take-out]

Went here to pick up some dim sum. The selection is like usually. They have shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings, beef dumplings, wontons, sticky rice, buns etc, the usual dim sum fare. The quality is great considering they are frozen. The staff is friendly and I can see them make the dim sum in the back room. The only difference with this visit than the previous visits is that the price has gone up substantially. For example, once the shrimp dumplings (50 per bag) were approx. $12.50/bag are now $16.25/bag and the beef and pork dumplings were once approx $11/bag are now $13.25/bag. The price has gone up considerably. They stated that the price of ingredients has gone up thus they price increase. I believe it is the HST and the high cost of living in the Lower Mainland's fault for the increase in price. I will still order from them, but less as it is getting costly.

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Asuka Sushi712C 12th Street, New Westminster
Wonderful service and food.
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 9:14am [Dine in]

Went here for the AYCE lunch on Monday afternoon with the better half and kids. Unfortunately they no longer have the AYCE for lunch but it is still available for dinner. They stopped the AYCE lunch at the beginning of MAY/11. So we ended up with ordering the lunch special for two. It came with 2 miso soups, 2 salads, tempura, tuna and slamon sashimi, tuna and salmon sushi, BC rolls and Cali rolls. The salad was a bit too sour ) too much vinegar, as the better half said that my lips was turning white. LOL. But the other dishes/sushi was awesome. Very tasty and fresh. They were nice enough to also give extra samples as they noticed that we were disappointed that the AYCE is no longer. They made up by giving the extra food and exceptional service. This restaurant is run by very friendly and courteous staff. They were patient enough to not say anything as one of the kids was crying a bit. I will now go for the dinner AYCE since the lunch AYCE is no longer.

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Hoy's Wonton House1202 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good value for your money
Submitted Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 8:27am [Dine in]

Went here with the family and parents. Ordered 3 dishes and that came with a hot and sour soup and rice. The food was out pretty fast and overall tasty. We had the spicy pork chops, sweet and sour beef tenderloins and crispy chicken. The hot and sour soup was not too bad. It was different than want I usually have. It had minced beef and needed to be a bit more spicer and sour for my taste. The spicy pork chops was great, just the right amount of garlic and hot peppers. The beef tenderloin was alright, a bit tough for my liking and the sauce was pretty good. The crispy chicken was fresh and crispy. Tasted great with the dipping salt. The service was very good. Prompt and polite. The washrooms was small but very clean. It is a great little place to have a quick meal. Ambiance is ok. Overall I would try this place again. The value is very good for what you get.

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New York New York Greek Restaurant6361 152 Street, Suite 301, Surrey
Good greek food experience
Submitted Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 6:49am [Dine in]

Went here with the better half for a nice dinner on the weekday. My better half order a drink and we shared a 2 people platter that had greek salad as the appiy, and the main course was the chicken souvaki, lamb chops, a pastry dish filled with spinach and cheese and a rice and meat wrapped in grape leaves along with tizaki, pita bread, rice and roasted potatoe. Overall the dishes were very good. The plate was hot and the service was great. Very tentative and polite. The only concern that I had was that there was not enough rice or potatoes for that platter for two. If we ordered separately, we would each had a scoop of rice and a potatoe each, yet when you ordered a 2 people platter you get a single serving of the rice and potatoe (cut in two). The ambiance was clean and nice. Nothing outstanding, but it was decent enough. The price is a bit much for what you pay. There are other greek restaurants out there that is more affordable. I will venture here once in awhile to satisfy my greek food craving.

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Rickshaw Chinese Food10522 King George Hwy, Surrey
Not too bad for dimsum in Surrey
Submitted Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 6:33am [Dine in]

Went here with the family for a dim sum lunch last weekend. The price is about average for dim sum but I have found other places where there was more selection and cheaper prices. The service was above satisfactory, they would ask how the food was and refill your tea pot with hot water or top up your ice water. Unfortunately we ordered a dish that did not arrived. We had to get the attention of the server about the missing dish. In the end, they deduct that dish from the bill. The food was not too bad. Not the best nor the worse, just satisfactory. The dumplings were plump and hot. One of the dish that had meat in a deep fried dough was a bit undercook. Overall not too bad of an experience. Will recommend if I am craving dim sum and in Surrey.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Not too bad......but
Submitted Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 3:09pm [Take-out]

Went here on the recommendations of fellow food critics on Dinehere.ca. I noticed that it was busy for lunch but after a few minutes in trying to decide what to order, I just went up and ask the server what she recommends. She suggested the Laska and I forgot the other dish's name but it was 2b on the menu. Anyways it was not too bad but I expected better. The soup base sauce was made out of coconut milk which was tasty with the deep fried tofu, fish cake and shredded chicken. The noodles was good. But the time I tried the Laska....I noticed that it was the same soup base and the only difference was that it did not have any meat (ie. fish cake, shredded chicken etc). It did not taste as good as the one with meat. Overall I was satisfied but it was not something I would run back to try again. Maybe if I tried the other dishes. Solid place to have cheap eats. I need to try some other dishes next time to have a better opinion of this place.

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Chicken World12842 96th Ave, Surrey
Surprisingly better than I would have thought
Submitted Monday, January 3, 2011 - 2:01am [Dine in]

Went here after readings some ads on 10 pieces of chicken for $10.99. They had just ran out of chicken when I was there and had to wait for a fresh batch. Which was not a bad thing. So I ordered tha 10 pieces of chicken, half was regular and the other was spicy. Surprisingly the chicken was not too greasy. The flavour was great. The regular was tasty and the spicy was good too. I didn't realize that it was spicy at all, but none the less, it tasted good. I had some the next day and it still tasted wonderful, unlike KFC where it is a soggy mess of goop. If you want some fried chicken that is done different than the normal/typical fried chicken, then I would recommend this restaurant.

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Flamingo Chinese Restaurant7510 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Awesome dinner with friends
Submitted Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

Went here for a friend's gradulation in her new found career. The service was awesome. They were very friendly and prompt in asking for some hot water to warm up the baby bottles. I was a little concern when Ithe restaurant only had 5 other tables used. But that was soon overlooked when the food came out. The food was hot and fresh. From the peking duck wrapped in a wrapper along with hoisen sauce to deep fried prawns to the lobster and crab . The seafood was delicious. The fried rice and noodles was tasty and plentiful. The food was great. I was very impresses with their banquet style dinner. Parking was readiy available. I would recommend this restaurant to whomever wants a great chinese dinner.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Did not get what I ordered but overall an OK AYCE place
Submitted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

Went here with some friends for lunch last Sunday. The place was very accommodating for seating. The ambiance was decent and the food was prompt once ordered but since we had a party of 10 they had to have 2 separate tables. My better half and I and the kids were on one table and the rest of the party were at the other table. They would take our order but for the most part we would not see our dishes until we found out that the food was going to the other table. The beef ribs and the sushi were pretty good. The tempura was hot and fresh. Overall the experience here was positive. I would not say that they are awesome but if I am in the area and craving some AYCE sushi, I would definitely give this place another try.

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Great Han Mongolian BBQ3043 Main Street, Vancouver
Decent all u can eat Mangolian food
Submitted Monday, August 2, 2010 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

Went here with the better half and another couple with out kids. The host/server accomodated the group well. The service was prompt and the selections was good. There are several kinds of meat to choose from. Such as lamb, pork, beef and chicken. The vegetables and noodles was refresh frequently and we can make the type of sauce we so desire. Overall the dining experience was positive and will be returning when the craving of Mongolian food returns.

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Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar2662 Austin Ave., #15, Coquitlam
Pretty good pub food
Submitted Monday, February 1, 2010 - 10:17am [Dine in]

Went here with the better half and another couple on Saturday night. We ordered the spinach dip w/ nachoes and the calamari for our appies. The spinach dip was very good but not enough to outlast the amount of nachoes you get with it. The calamari was just ok. I thought it tasted bland. I had better. I ordered the original hamgurger that came with 2 sides. I had the caesar salad and the fries. The burger was decent size. I found the burger and the caesar salad tasted good. The fries with gravy was pretty tasty as well. My other half ordered the pull pork sandwich along with mixed greens (which was a carrot and some celeries) and fries. The dips were dill and ranch. The overall impression that I came out with is that this is a good pub restaurant. The decor was updated and the tvs were plentiful. I noticed it was more restaurant than pub as some "cougars" had their kids along with them. I had a good laugh as the "mom" was dressed for a night out on the town with their kids in towed. But this has no negative reflection on this establishment. Will return when ever in the neighbourhood.

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Royal Oak Pizza Steak & Lobster House15336 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Good food but the stipulation on the menu is a bit much
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 10:51am [Dine in]

Went here for a friend's B-day and was pleasantly surprised with the up to date decor. They had some large flat screens and the bar was nicely finished. I ordered the Friday night special which was Prime rib, it was a 12oz rib that came with ceasar salad, steam vegies (ie. green bean, carrot etc) and a baked potatoe with the fixins (ie. green onions, bacon bits and sour cream). My better half ordered the seafood alfredo penne. First off the caesar salad was very good. Not too overwhelming with garlic, yet I would prefer a bit more myself. The portion size is quite large. The prime rib was very good for the most part. I enjoy my meat rare, at least half of the prime rib was rare and the over half was medium. The rare part was tender and juicy but the medium was a bit too tough for my taste. The steam vegies and baked potatoe was nothing special. The better half's seafood alfredo was ok. I found the sauce very bland. My problem is with the small print stipulations they have like if you are sharing a dish, there is a $2.00 additional charge. Originally there was suppose to be approximately 12 people but only 6 showed up, thus they automaticly imposed there 15% tip which should only be for 8 or more people. I guess that we reserved more than 8. Before we ordered our meals, we told the waitress that they can have those extra tables back. It was not like we were hoarding the tables and having people wait. The place was only 3/4 full and there was ample seatings left. We would have given a tip anyway, but I dislike it when the restaurant dictates the amount. (should there be a 15% tip even if the service is poor?)Also when the bill came, the 15% tip was disguise as a "service charge". So for unexpecting customers, they may think that they should also tip on top of the "service charge". Overall the experience was good, but I will be reading the fine print before I eat there again.

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Round-Up Cafe10449 King George Highway, Surrey
Step back into the 50's with decor and menu
Submitted Monday, January 18, 2010 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch today with the better half. I ordered the hamburger with everything (ie. bacon, lettuce, onions, mushrooms) along with fries and my better half ordered the chickem fingers with onion rings. The food came out fresh and hot. The burger was good, nothing to write home about, but tasty. it was a bit small for the price. The fries was hot but I have tasted better. The chicken fingers were very good and the onion rings was great. Overall the ambiance was very cool. Look like i walked into a time machine into the 50's. I read some previous reviews that rave about this establishment. I enjoyed my experience there but I had better. Would recommend for the baby boomers who want to have a trip back into the past.

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Vault, The5764 176 Street, Surrey
Ambiance is great but unfortunately the food does not live up to it.
Submitted Friday, January 15, 2010 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

Went here for dinner on Wednesday night and the restaurant was full. Must be the hot spot in Cloverdale. My better half and I ordered the calmari and that was delicious. I ordered the rack of lamb for my main course and my better half ordered the pork tenderloin. The portion was decent, both dishes came with garlic mashed potatoes, orange pepper and green beans. The sauce for both dishes was a bit too sweet and really drown the flavour of the meat. The vegetables was prepared nicely and the meat itself was pretty good but the rack of lamb portion could have been more for the $27.99 price tag. One thing that I found annoying was that we were seated closes to the front door in a booth. It was around 7:30pm and they open the door....for whatever the reason. I mentioned to the hostess that our area is getting a chill and would appreciate that the door remain close. She obliged. At around 8:00pm the door was propped open again. Thank goodness that we were finished and were leaving. Having that chill come in and having it cool down the food prematurely would be disappointing. Overall I enjoyed the ambiance but I found the food a bit too much for what you pay for.

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Katana19957 Willowbrook Drive, Langley
Not bad but overpriced for what you pay for
Submitted Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

Went here with the better half for my B-day. First time experiencing this style of dining. As we were waiting and looking over our menu, I noticed that the chef at another table was preparing that table's dinner. I was impressed with the fork, knife and other utensils tossing. He made a trail of oil on the stove top and lit it on fire. Nice show. Then our chef arrived and he had a very heavy accent. He did the exact same thing as the other chef earlier. I ordered the Filet Mignon and tiger prawns and my better half ordered the chicken. The meals came with onion soup, salad, fried rice and two prawns appies and assorted veggies along with the entree meat. The show was ok overall, as I already knew what he was going to do. I thought at least they can personalized it a bit to not be so generic. The food was satisfactory, but they tendto drown the dishes with the same terayaki sauce. So all the dishes tasted about the same. The service from the waitress was non-exsistent. I had to request to have our drinks refilled and to take away the dirty dishes. The ambiance was very nice but a bit noisy as we could barely hear our chef and with his heavy accent we could not understand him at all. We just smile and nodded. Overall it was nice to say that I have experience this style of dining. Would I do it again in the near future, probably not. For what you get and pay for, I do not find that it was good value.

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine628 6th Avenue, #103, New Westminster
Did not live up to reviews...?
Submitted Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

Went here for my significant other B-day celebration, just the two of us. Made reservation for two over a week ago. When we arrived, they did not have a table reserved yet the restaurant was half full so they were able to accommadate us. Several tables were empty and I asked if we can sit near a window rather than at the entrance....they stated that the other tables were reserved. Not impressed. A table for two by the window sat empty for our whole duration at the restaurant. We oredered the pineapple fried rice and the spicy sweet and sour pork dish which came with a small bowl of plain white rice. The pinapple fried rice was tasty and unique with cuttlefish, shrimps, green beans, pineapple pieces and raisens. The spicy sweet and sour pork was not so spicy at all if any. It tasted like any other chinese sweet and sour pork. I asked the waitress if this is suppose to be spicer as we do not taste any spice/hottness. She said that it was mild spice. I was disappointed as what you received was not worth the price. You can get the same dish at a chinese restaurant for cheaper and have more pork. I had to ask for some chilli sauce to add on it. Over all the food was very good but the value not so much. The decor was nice and the service was okay. Not the best nor the worst dining experience. I would try other Malaysian restaurants before I return.

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Fulin Hot Pot Restaurant3025 Lougheed Hwy, #780, Coquitlam
Quite impressed with the food
Submitted Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 12:03am [Dine in]

Went here Sunday night with the better half and another couple. We all ordered the hot pot dinner AYCE for $18.95/person. The broth was tasty and the dipping sauce soy/garlic that is offered (first one is free/person) was flavourable. I was very impressed with the selection and the quality of the food. The beef/pork/lamb were thinly sliced and presented well. The other orders like the cuttlefish, prawns, oysters, mussels, squid tube, fish balls, beef balls, pork balls sprouts, carrots, etc was exceptionally fresh and delicious. We all throughly enjoyed our dining experience here. I wanted to try the more exotic dishes but I was getting too full to even chance that. The service was very good, the waitress was attentive and took her time explaining to us what each dish was. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends. Just to let you know that the AYCE is offered on Friday/Saturday and Sunday only.

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Andreas20227 56 Avenue, Langley
Satisfactory dining experience
Submitted Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

Went here for a friend's B-Day celebration with around 18 people. The decor is outdated but warm. The service is ok considering how many people where there. The food itself was not too shabby. Not something to rave about or go out of my way there....but edible. I had the Andrea's lamb dinner and my better half had the lasagne dinner. There were 4 pieces of lambchops. That were size of a normal coaster. They tasted pretty good. The rice pilaf was ok with some steam vegetabes. I found the steam veggies a bit overcooked and old. The greek salad was good with a lot of feta cheese. The lasagne was ordinary. It tasted something out of a can. The meat was almost non-existent. The garlic bread was soaked with butter but not too much garlic in it. Overall my experience was just satisfactory. I will not go out of my way to go there but I might give it another chance in the future.

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