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imacvancouverSince December 29, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value5 (5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
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Sunflower Cafe7569C Royal Oak Ave, Burnaby
Taiwanese Comfort Food
Submitted Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 2:11pm [Dine in]

We have been going to Sunflower Cafe for over a year. The place is clean and modern, the ambiance is pleasant and suitable for conversation. But the reason we keep returning is for the authentic taste of Taiwanese style Chinese cuisine.

With the recent change in ownership, the restaurant now offers a couple of specials of the day. We ordered mushroom and meat sauce on rice, and crispy chicken chop with rice. Both dishes were very tasty and would have been good value at twice the price. The sour plum black tea and mango slush with pearls were made with real ingredients, and the difference is noticeable.

Eating here is like having a home-cooked meal.

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New Shanghai City Restaurant7506 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
neighbourhood shanghainese
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 4:22am [Dine in]

The restaurant decor was plain and functional with tables of various sizes, and a couple of pictures of shanghai on the wall. We came at a busy time, the service a tad slow though reasonable.

The signature shanghai dumplings (xiao long bao) were thick skinned with some juice inside, good enough. The fried crispy noodle dish was heavy on oil and garnished with vegetables that looked western style. The fried red bean cake was a bit oily but generous and not too sweet.

Overall, the meal was a good value. The chef could go lighter with the oil, though the cuisine was solid, somewhere between old country authentic and neighbourhood greasy spoon.

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Take Sushi4528 Hastings Street, Burnaby
sat night sushi
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 4:04am [Dine in]

We went based on the reviews and were not disappointed. The salmon and tuna in the assorted sashimi plate were good but the others so so. The fried chicken udon was fresh and filling and well worth the price.

Service was decent and pleasant. Ambiance was a cut above for restaurants in this range. The tables were clean and cleared and the patrons well served on the night we were there. Overall, a satisfying experience and deserving of its rating in its peer group.

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Prata-Man9060 Capstan Way, #180, Richmond
honest to goodness value
Submitted Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

This restaurant and the strip mall could both use a little facelift, but the ambiance was decent; the full clientele on the saturday afternoon didn't seem to mind.

Service was friendly and attentive from initial greeting to leaving; extra serviettes and tea were brought without asking.

The Hainanese chicken rice and beef curry with prata were both asian-flavoured and tasty, though not authentically Singaporean or Malaysian. The portions were large, and for the price, an incredible value. The barley drinks were home-made and very good.

This restaurant works better in real life than on paper because of its hearty meals and sincere service. If you prefer substance over style, and are not a snob about food or decor, this place is right for you.

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Prima Taste Restaurant570 Robson Street, Vancouver
authentic food, indifferent service
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

The curry chicken had just the right taste and consistency. The char kway teow had the right flavour or 'wok qi' (wok air/heat). The ice kacang was a bit heavy on the syrup and light on the kacang, but large enough for two to share.

The place was modern and minimalist, with a few photos of Singapore hanging on the walls.

A couple of points regarding the service. The fastest service of the whole dining experience occurred in the delivery of the bill, and in the clearing of the table once the bill was paid. In the bill, additional charges were incurred for the rice that came with the curry chicken, and for the strawberry that came with the special of the day cocktail. Both items were integral to their respective foods, in our opinion. In neither instance did the waitress inform us of these charges.

In the back end of this restaurant, the kitchen was superb. In the front end, a lack of class and customer focus spoiled what should otherwise have been an outstanding dining experience.

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
melts in your mouth
Submitted Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

The sushi and sashimi assorted plates were reasonably priced. The meat was fresh and melted in your mouth; the experience was sublime. The quality:price ratio was tops. Service was friendly and prompt. The place was small and clean and full of good cheer. The restaurant was bustling on a Sunday evening; by the time we finished, a queue had formed to outside the door. Across the street, another restaurant sat almost empty. What more can we say!

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Slocan Restaurant2715 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
best in class
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

We went to this neighbourhood diner because of the reviews, and they were spot on. From the moment we stepped in from the cold and rain, when the manager (owner?) greeted us and showed us to our table, to the moment we paid our bill to the same person, with the various staff in between, the service was courteous and like clockwork; no five-star restaurant could have shown superior discipline and organization in the process.

The philly steak was subtly flavoured with tender meat and caramelized onion, not drowned in salty processed cheese sauce. The club sandwich was workmanlike and balanced. The filling meal for two came to $20, a steal in this age of fast food. The place was homey, like a wood-panelled family room in the basement of a suburban house, with folks chatting over a hockey game playing on the large screen tv. A warm, friendly place, with food, service, and ambiance in harmony. For each category, there are better restaurants. For a diner, we have seen no better.

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Seri Malaysia Restaurant2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
chili on the side
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 12:37am [Dine in]

This modest family-run restaurant in a modest neighbourhood serves authentic fare at a reasonable price. The curry chicken was tasty but not spicy enough. A request for chili was met with a small plate of hot chili and sweet chili placed side by side. They were excellent! The char quay teow was generous and filling. The other patrons on the night we went were a group of Malaysians, a good sign. Overall, a satisfying experience and excellent value. We will return to try the other dishes.

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