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JAdoreFoodVancouverSince March 9, 20097 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance4 (4.1)

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
Deck The Halls With Boneta Dorado.
Submitted Friday, December 24, 2010 - 12:02am [Dine in]

So, I just came back from Boneta for a Christmas dinner. I've been eyeing this place for a very long while, but today I finally went with family to try it out. I loved the restaurant layout and the feel to the place. It had a very unique, modern restaurant look while keeping a warm energy. If you're looking for a quiet place to enjoy dinner, this is not the place. There's a bar and the place is absolutely packed (which is why I can strongly agree with their sign on the door: Reservations are recommended), so it's quite loud. I was in a group of 6 and fortunately, we were seated in a kind of 'cubicle' at the side of the restaurant, making our seat quite private to the rest of the restaurant.

We waited around an hour for the food. The waitress was very nice and the servers all seemed to know the food as they pointed out each part of our dish carefully. Perhaps it was the number of people in the restaurant, but our server seemed a little on edge. It was also a little difficult to get the attention of the servers at time. Anyhow, it didn't affect the restaurant experience too much.

I ordered the dorado, which was excellent. Seafood lovers are bound to fall in love with this dish. I had a taste of the buttered lobster (Little round shells of lobster meat smothered in melted butter), veal cheeks (very tender but I'm not a fan of red meat, so I don't have much to say about it), duck breast (strongly recommend this dish), steelhead trout (delish, but nothing extraordinary) and the sablefish (Basically, cod in a soup-like base. Quite good). I think what blew me away the most were their desserts. It was one of the best desserts I've had a restaurant in a while. I don't actually like to eat desserts or anything sweet for that matter because of how rich and sweet the restaurants usually make them. However, Boneta's desserts were full of flavour but not sweet at all. It was the perfect amount. I had the apple pie, (A thin wafer-like crust on the bottom and stacked with apples in an apple sauce that was very good and just a tiny bit sour) banana leche (loved this!) and the chocolate bento box. My favourite out of the bento box was the dark chocolate. It was just the right amount of bitterness that there was virtually no sweetness to it. Loved that.

Overall, it's definitely a place I'd recommend. The serving sizes look tiny when it's front of you but after you've finished the dish, you'll be very full. It's generally not expensive for a downtown dinner, especially since it's in Vancouver.

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1145 Robson Street, Vancouver
Loving Robson As Usual.
Submitted Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

I was skeptic to try Milestones at first. I thought, "Just another chain restaurant making typical American/Canadian cuisine. Couple of okay burgers, nothing more"

My friends and I decided to try Milestones on our birthdays as a replacement for Earls, which does not hold reservations and we were all very pleased with the food. It was a large group, of about 16 people, and there was another group just as large holding the long tables, so they split us up into 2 groups and put us into booths beside each other.

The waiter was friendly and attentive. He made sure that our order was put in before the other large group so we wouldn't have to wait all night for our food. I had the seafood salad, and it was definitely a treat for the eyes. There was salmon, shrimp, avocado, lemons, sun-dried tomatoes, etc... The salmon was grilled to just the right time; it was soft but had a very nice smoky taste to it. I loved the addition of avocados and the lemon vinaigrette wasn't too sour, nor did it drown the leaves.

The others ordered steaks, burgers and pastas, and I had a quick bite of each. The steak was alright; it wasn't the best steak that I've had in restaurants but it's worth trying. Their pasta, I don't think, is worth $17. There wasn't anything wrong with it, but it wasn't an impressionable dish so I don't recommend having pasta at Milestones. I do recommend their yam fries though. It's a great appetizer dish to share and I like the sauce that they've paired up the fries with.

The restaurant was also very quick to make up for a forgotten dish. My friend ordered a steak and he did not receive it when the rest of us had our food brought to the table, and it wasn't until 20 minuets later that he got it. However, he quickly received drinks on the house and the kitchen staff themselves came out to bring him his steak.

At the end of the evening, we asked the waiter for split bills and we piled our cards and cash onto the tray, but the waiter never brought back our change. I know that in these large, chain restaurants they all expect to receive huge tips, but I at least expected the waiter to bring back our change. A couple of my friends had over tipped, probably by 10-15 bucks. But it was a birthday, so we let it go just for the time. Although I'm interested now if anybody else has had this happen.

The Robson location is the only Milestones I've tried. It's a great place for dinner with groups or a quality dinner between family or a small group of friends. Definitely try it if you're in the area!

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
Sushi Place of Choice
Submitted Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

Sushi California has always been a sushi place that I can constantly rely on. I first went to try it out after many people in the area recommended it to me. I was glad they did because they make good sushi for a good price. The only downside to their sushi is they're not wrapped very well. Their rice is a little on the soft side, so picking the sushi up with chopsticks can be quite a challenge sometimes. Otherwise, if you're looking for sushi with a good taste, it's here. The taste is more on the stronger side; they use more sauces such as, tobiki and okonomi, whereas other Japanese restaurants may not.

The food from their menu that I have tried and would definitely recommend:
-Alaska Roll
-Bill's Roll
-Spider Roll
-Dynamite Roll
-Dragon Roll
-Prawn/Yam Tempura

And one of their specialties that are frequently ordered, as I've seen, is salmon sashimi covered in a thick kimchi type of sauce. I forget the name, but I'm sure the waitress will know.

If you're looking for a grilled Japanese food (terayaki, tako maki....) then I would choose a different restaurant. Their chicken terayaki is small and dried out, and hard to chew.

Also, be aware that Sushi California is a take-out sort of restaurant. Their lunch and dinner times are very busy and you will usually have to wait 15-20 minutes. The staff is attentive, but quite brisk and rude at times.

Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to any sushi lovers who are looking for a quick bite!

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant4989 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Very good dim sum!
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

It's packed, but it's an excellent place to have dim sum. They are relatively inexpensive but still have food at great quality. The only problems with Western Lake is, without a reservation, you'll be waiting a minimum of an hour. Even with a reservation, you'll probably have to wait for 30 minutes or so. The waiters are very busy and often, you can't find them. It's very loud, so I wouldn't recommend it for a romantic lunch or something.
But basically, great food, poor service.

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Hansong Korean Restaurant507 North Road, Coquitlam
I recommend!
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

When choosing korean restaurants, this is a nice, inexpensive place to go for dinner or lunch.
Their food is quite authentic, and comes at reasonable prices. I usually will have the black bean noodle and tofu soup there. I don't recommend korean barbeque there. The waitresses are very nice, but the only problem is if you don't speak korean, it is quite difficult to communicate. The restaurant has a very 'home sweet home' feeling, and is peaceful and quiet.

Recommendable for a quick dinner with friends or family!

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Boston Steakhouse8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Wasn't impressed
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 9:17pm [Dine in]

I went to this place after raving comments from a friend, and agreed to go when I happened to be in the area.
The food was good, but it wasn't impressive! The place was packed so it took our waitress a long time if we needed something like, say, a fork, or a glass of water. This restaurant has a nice atmosphere, and it's a good place to go eating with friends, however, they over-price their food too much!

If you are in the Richmond area, it's a nice place to stop by, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Beard Papa's4500 Kingsway, #2320, Burnaby
Yum!
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

After trying Beard Papa cream puffs at another location, I heard that Crystal Mall was opening one and went to try. The place was very cute -- it had the lovable-like atmosphere. Their puffs, of course, I would definitely say are some of the best ones I've had. The cashier was quick, also.
They have a reasonable price, so I would recommend this place to any cream puff lovers!

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