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ishnekaVancouverSince January 4, 201010 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Death by Chocolate1598 West Broadway, Vancouver
dessert and coffee
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2012 - 12:44am [Dine in]

Came here after having dinner at another restaurant. We ordered a Peanut Butter Cheesecake and Coffee for my friend. My friend liked the coffee, but I thought it was too bitter. The cheesecake was good though. However I felt it was overpriced at 6.95 per slice for cake that wasn't super good. I feel like this place has good potential though if it focused more on the desserts. Perhaps it was because we went near closing that there weren't that many options ons display. But I really liked the service, very attentive and friendly although we only ordered coffee and dessert. I also liked the ambiance; it was nice place to sit and relax after a night out.

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Los Compadres4280 Hastings, Burnaby
Bad and Bad
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 2:52am [Dine in]

Straight to it:

I ordered the Enchiladas Platter (Rojas). The rolled tortillas are suppose to be made with chicken inside, however, you can ask them to make this vegetarian version.

The salad served with the meal was pretty plain and seemed to be put there to fill empty space. The bean and cheese-filled tortillas were lacking in flavour. My friend was equally disappointed with his Chile Relleno for similar reasons. Overall? It reminded me too much of a microwaveable frozen meal.

For dessert, we shared the Gansito which is a cake soaked in milk and topped with icing.

The highlight of the evening was the dessert, which cheered us both up.

Now for the experience, Everything was normal, nothing extraordinary, until the bill came at which point our whole experience went downhill. The waiter had failed to mention that their debit and credit machines were not working, so they were only accepting cash. Apparently there was a sign. The front of the restaurant is made of sliding glass windows which were slid all the way to the left with 3 feet of window still standing with a bunch of event posters, articles and pictures. The sign was hand-written on a piece of paper and taped among these posters, which made it very easy to miss especially when the window is off to the side. When we were sitting at the table, my friend joked that it would be funny if the restaurant was cash-only because between the two of us we only had $20 in cash. So we glanced over at the counter, to be safe, and saw the visa and debit signs and ordered our food. When we went to pay our bill, the waiter told us about the situation. My friend checked his car, and found a few coins, and then I told the waiter I was gonna check my hiking bag in the car, but he looked uncomfortable. So I asked my friend to park in front of the eatery, and found some hidden cash - $5. Our bill was $40 not including tips. So my friend left to get cash from the bank while I waited. The whole time the waiter kept looking and I felt so awkward and a little embarrassed even though I knew it wasn't totally my fault. My friend returned with cash, we paid our bill, and the waiter didn't even utter a word of "Thanks" nor did he show any sign of appreciation for all we did, or any remorse for his mistake. I may have returned to try this place again, just to give it another try because the reviews were good, but this experience made sure that I will never return.

Lesson: Always check available payment methods, and make sure they are working before ordering!

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Green Lettuce1949 Kingsway, Vancouver
Really Good Food
Submitted Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 2:38am [Dine in]

I've eaten here once and taken out twice since than. Every time that I have eaten here, I have been satisfied. That says something because I am a picky eater!

The first time, I had the Gobi Manchurian (which i asked them to make dry), with vegetable fried rice. The Gobi Manchurian was exellent. However, it was so good that it was gone so fast. The Vegetable Fried Rice was good but nothing special...as I would have liked more egg and vegetables.

The next two times, I got the same dry and not too oily Gobi Manchurian with Naan Roti and Vegetable/Egg Fried Rice. The Manchurian was as good as the first time, the Roti was really good and the fried rice was alright. I really like the roti, but my friend told me that the roti is store bought. I really liked it so I bought it -"Reya Naan" the next time I went to Superstore.

The food also gets ready quickly, even though it's always busy every time I came here, and the staff is friendly and jovial :).

btw I accidentally wrote this review for the Surrey restaurant instead of the Kingsway restaurant in Vancouver. I've only tried the Kingsway place.

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Kurumba Restaurant3003 St. Johns Street, #107, Port Moody
Bad Kothu Roti
Submitted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 1:00am [Dine in]

Went twice to try out the kothu roti/kothu paratha that was recommended to me by friends.

The first time i went, two months ago, it was mediocre so i thought I shall give it another shot. But the second time that I went, it was even worse. The kothu roti which is suppose to be dry with a little bit of curry sauce coating it, was too saucy. The roti was not like roti, but more like noodles and kind of slimy. The flavour was not any better. It was bitter and bland.

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Green Lettuce Restaurant6350 120th Street, Unit 112, Surrey
Really GoOod Reliable Food
Submitted Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

I've eaten here once and taken out twice since than. Every time that I have eaten here, I have been satisfied. That says something because I am a picky eater!

The first time, I had the Gobi Manchurian (which i asked them to make dry and not too oily), with vegetable fried rice. The Gobi Manchurian was exellent. However, I only got to eat 5 pieces because my friends also loved it so it was gone pretty fast. The Vegetable Fried Rice was good but nothing special...as I would have liked more egg and/or vegetable.

The next two times, I got the same dry and not too oily Gobi Manchurian with Naan Roti and Vegetable/Egg Fried Rice. The Manchurian was as good as the first time, the Roti was really good and the fried rice was alright. I really like the roti, but my friend told me that the roti is store bought. I really liked it so I bought it -"Reya Naan" the next time I went to Superstore.

The food also gets ready quickly, even though it's always busy every time I came here, and the staff is friendly and jovial :).

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
WORST Service EVER!
Submitted Monday, February 28, 2011 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

We went as a group of 5 to this restaurant on a Sunday night for the All You Can Eat Menu, and I have honestly never, ever seen such horrible service before. The waitresses were rude and the food was flavourless, except for the red bean roll and the mango pudding (which are both desserts). The sushi rolls were plain, the tempura were super oily. I ordered a vegetable stir-fry which was jus cabbage that was very oily. When we were being seated, a waitress from behind rudely said, "excuse me." After we ordered the dessert, we waited for quite some time, before another waitress came by and asked if there was anything else. We said we'd like the bill, and we asked if the dessert was coming. And she rudely said "Yes, it will come." We waited some more, our bills came with three out of the 5 dessert dishes and we had to remind the waitress once again. I still get a bad taste in my mouth when I remember Richmond Sushi. I won't recommend this place to anyone.

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Nooru Mahal4354 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Great Food
Submitted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

The main reason that I visit this restaurant is for my favourite dish which they make the best of - Vegetarian Kothu Roti (which is a Sri Lankan dish). They add the right amount of vegetables in this Kothu Roti and they don't make it too greasy either.
They also make tasty Pakoras, my favourite are the Vegetable Pakoras.

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Ricky's111 Dunsmuir Street, #1, Vancouver
Best Fries and Apple Crumble
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:52am [Dine in]

I really enjoyed eating here the first time i dined here (been here twice so far). The second time, the service was okay.

The first i came here, i had a veggie burger with fries, and my boyfriend had poached fish with rice. The veggie burger and the poached fish dish weren't so great, but their curly-like fries were really good-soft on the inside and crispy on the outside, both the times that we went. We also had Apple Crumble topped with ice cream for dessert, which was excellent. The dessert was actually quite a big serving and was plenty for both of us to share, (no one complained though). We left satisfied with the kind, middle-aged lady's service and very full bellies.

The second time we went, my boyfriend had a crispy Fish Sandwich with fries and i had an Omelette filled with mushrooms and cheese with Pancakes. Both of our meals were filling. My boyfriend really liked his sandwich, and the fries were great too. My omelette was good, except the mushrooms didn't go so well with the omelette. The pancakes were good too. The meal was too much for one sitting though. The service was okay, nothing.

Their servings are usually big, and both the times we came here, we spend around $25-$30 for the both of us. (We didn't have any drinks though)

The dessert really was unforgettable. I'd come back just for the Apple Crumble and also the fries. I think Ricky's serves the best fries here in Vancouver.

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White Spot650 41st Avenue, #613A, Vancouver
Always Good Food
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:22am [Dine in]

I mainly come here for their Veggie Burger and Onion Rings and feel satisfied every time i leave a white spot restaurant

The last time I dined here was just this last Friday-two days ago, and the food was great as usual. My boyfriend and I went for dinner and he had the Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich with fries and coleslaw and I had the Chargrilled Spot Veggie Burger without the fries or coleslaw. The Veggie Burger was excellent as usual. White Spot has the best Veggie Burger in the city, (the Oakridge location and the Georgia Street location make the best of them). My boyfriend however didn't like his Chicken Sandwich so much.

The price is not bad either especially for what you get. Our dinner their came to about $20 including the tip. The regular fries that come with the burgers are endless but their regular fries aren't that good. Their Yam Fries and Onion Rings are wayyy better.

The service was good, nothing special but it was pretty busy that day.

And I would always come back for the good food.

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Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips1007 Denman Street, Vancouver
Mr. PickWick's-less than expected
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:06am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I went for dinner here after reading some good reviews and was expecting so good food. I wished they had more options on the menu. My boyfriend ordered fish and chips while I ordered Chicken Strips which the menu said was suppose to come with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. However when our meal came, my dish had only a few fries and a small salad. The Chicken strips weren't that great, and the fries and salad were good. I also like their sauces. My boyfriend liked his Fish though. Although I didn't like the food, I really liked the service we recieved. The waitress was very nice and outgoing.

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