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intrynsicRichmond B.CSince April 14, 200710 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

Reviews

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Pho Tau Bay5790 203 Street, Langley
Yummy Pho
Submitted Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

We love going to this place whenever we feel like pho and in Langley. The price is the same (maybe a lil' more expensive) than some pho places, but the quality and taste of the food is really good.

Food: We've had spring rolls, pho, vermicelli and rice plates and all is very good. Lots of dishes that are authentic.

Service: Pretty good for a vietnamese restaurant. Servers are nice and quick if it's not busy.

Value: I would say its avg compared to other pho restaurants, maybe a lil' more expensive than others, but definitely food is better here.

Ambiance: Pretty clean, light, needs to update decor, but other than that pretty good.

I would say that this is one of the best pho places in the lower mainland/fraser valley, cuz still a decent price for fresh and delicious food.

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Top Shanghai Cuisine Restaurant8100 Ackroyd Rd, #120, Richmond
GOOD AND CHEAP food
Submitted Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

This place is always packed and even when you do make reservations during the weekend, you're still probably going to wait 15-20min for your table.

FOOD: The food is really good and authentic here, we always order the crab with soybeans and rice cakes, the shanghai dumplings, the drunken chicken, and their soups are really good too.

SERVICE: Unfortunately, this IS a chinese restaurant, so the service can be very poor, and the servers can be even worse at this restaurant.

VALUE: GREAT value for your money, we usually have about 8-9 people when we go here and it can be under $150 and that's including ordering crab.

AMBIANCE: The restaurant is not huge, but it's very cramped b/c they maximize the space they have by having way too many tables and chairs, and their entrance is really tight.

We come here regularly, b/c they have great food at a great price, despite the bad service. The servers know us now and they treat us o.k.

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Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant2149 Commercial Street, Vancouver
not bad
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

This was the 1st time my friend and I both had Ethopian food, so we didn't know what to expect. We decided to share an appetizer and go for a platter which had a variety of things to eat.

We shared the peanut soup, which was very delicious...I was very impressed. Very savoury with a kick of spice. I ordered a glass of Ethopian honey wine, and it tasted ok...better to sip it with some food. We ordered the chef's platter which had a variety of lamb/chicken/beef and veggies. The beef was very dry as it did not come with any sauce. The chickpeas I found hard, but the lamb and chicken was very moist and delicious. I thought the injeera tasted a little vinegry, but that is probably due to the fermentation process of them making it. They gave us a lot of injeera, and eventhough the platter was for 2 people, we probably only finished about 2/3 of it.

The service was very slow, and I didn't find the server very helpful or make any suggestions of what was good and how to eat it unless we asked. But I really liked the ambience of the restaurant.

Overall, it was nice to try Ethiopian, I wouldn't mind trying this cuisine again sometime later in the future.

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Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver
not worth all the hype!
Submitted Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

My friend and I ordered quite a bit when we were there: lumpia shanghai, kare kare w/the garlic fried rice, pancit palabok and the filipino meatloaf (don't remember the name). The spring rolls were presentable but lacking in flavour. The pancit palabok was lacking in flavour and the noodles were brittle, the sauce looked/tasted off. The other 2 dishes were ok, but I think I like josephine's better esp. the pancit palabok.

I wouldn't really go there again, esp. when the main dishes were lacking in flavour.

The service was ok, waitresses came by every so often. The atmosphere was ok, although the restaurant is a lil' small (we had to sit right next to the entrance).

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Diva at The Met645 Howe Street, Vancouver
not impressed
Submitted Friday, January 23, 2009 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

We went for the dine out to try diva since they consistently get awesome reviews.

food: pretty good like any other fine dining restaurant, nothing exceptional.

service: our waiter was not very attentive, he wasn't rude or anything just busy, but it did not seem very busy at the restaurant..it wasn't packed or anything. We expected better service due to the calibre of the restaurant.

value: we both had the dine out ($38/person) and one alcoholic beverage each....with tax and tip we paid $120. don't think it was worth it....i've been to better restaurants w/WAY better food and service at the same cost....

ambiance: nice decor, i liked the REAL silverware...restaurant is a lil' small...

overall, it was nice to try it out just to see what all the hype was about, but we will definitely not be coming back here

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Section 31039 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Very lively
Submitted Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

We have been here a few times already, and really like the place for drinks, eventhough its quite expensive here.

The food is pretty good, but would not suggest coming here for dinner, b/c they have a small menu. We did the Taste of Yaletown at this restaurant and was impressed by the delicious food.

Service is really good, the wait staff are very friendly and attentive every time we go.

The atmosphere is always lively and loud, so its a nice place to go to for drinks.

This lounge is a lil' expensive, but we would definitely come back b/c of the nice ppl and vibe of restaurant.

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Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant3068 Main Street, Vancouver
Not as good as before
Submitted Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

This is the 2nd time I've been to this restaurant after many years, and have to admit the food is not as good/flavourful as the 1st time.

It was so cold in the restaurant the Thursday night that we went, we should've asked them to turn on the heat or something.

We ordered quite a few dishes, some were better than others, but the flavour of the dishes were not that great, especially at the prices some of them were!

Service is not as good as before either, the hosts and waiters are not very attentive.

Don't think we will come back to this restaurant again, I had wanted my vegetarian friend to try out this restaurant, but I was disappointed by the food.

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Fish On Rice4361 Kingsway, #201, Burnaby
not bad
Submitted Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

We wanted to try this place for a lil' while from the advertising we saw on magazines/papers and by word of mouth from friends since this place offered free pop as well.

The ambiance is not bad, I like how they have more of the private rooms and tables are separated from each other. That is a nice feature to create privacy. We did manage to get a private room, but we had to share it w/another group of ppl and that was kind of weird.

The food was comparable to other AYCE jap restaurants. The tempura, karaage, and other fried foods were pretty good. The salmon sashimi was not the greatest. I ordered gomae and green salad and they were drowning a bit in the sauce. Overall, the food was not bad.

Service was ok, the staff was around and helped you when you flagged them down. Food came at a good rate, not too fast or slow...very steady.

The value of this restaurant is very comparable, maybe a lil' more expensive than other places, but maybe it's b/c of the unlimited free pop.

Overall, we might come back here once just so my pop lovin friend can try it out.

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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
can't judge a book by its cover!
Submitted Monday, April 14, 2008 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

My fiance and I were in lansdowne and were really hungry, so we decided to try this restaurant b/c our friend said he had heard it was pretty good. We decided to go for the ayce menu, and at $24.95/person I was expecting some good food. Any ayce restaurant never really has the best service, but this place has the worst service I've seen thus far.

food: The japanese portion of the ayce sucks, too much batter on the tempura and it doesn't taste like they use panko for the batter. The korean potatoes they use as an apettizer was bad, b/c some of them tasted raw and hard. The only thing worth ordering are the bbq meats, mainly the short ribs to get your $$ worth.

service: The waiters/waitresses were pretty bad, they would come by our table to either keep turning our bbq lower/higher without saying a word to us. We always had to flag them down to turn our bbq higher when the flame died. There was a particular waitress there that seemed like she didn't want to be there and she was slapping our plates onto the table. They never brought out the kimchi fried rice that I had ordered, but we were pretty much fed up from asking them to do things that should be expected from a server.

ambiance: the restaurant was really big, and the decor was nice, but don't be deceived by the looks of the restaurant! The service sucks, and the food is not that great esp at the price they charge!!

If you want ayce korean bbq go to shabusen instead, it's a bit cheaper for the same food, and you won't get the attitude from the servers!

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Asian Spice9436 120th Street, Surrey
feelin...hot, hot, HOT!
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

We were in the Surrey area and feeling a little hungry, so I flipped through our Entertainment book to find this place. I've been dying to try chinese/indian fusion cuisine. The place was really quiet when we got there...I guess it was right before the dinner rush, but the service was great.

Food: The food was amazing! Everything was so delicious! We made the mistake of ordering everything spicy...so, balance it out with something familiar from a regular chinese restaurant. The chili chicken (with gravy) was really good, so was the veggie pankora (indian style tempura). The chef even sent us out a sample dish of the house fish! That was great.

Service: The waitress was awesome, she was very helpful with explaining items, what was good to try, and very patient with us. They DO serve chinese tea there! Also, they have a pitcher of water there...for later.

Ambiance: It was quite nice, a little dark, but the decor was like one of a small chinese restaurant, quite cute.

Overall, I'm definitely going there again, eventhough it might be a little out of the way. The food is definitely worth the trip!

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