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JB_HungryBurnaby, The HeightsSince December 4, 20079 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Sarpino's Pizzeria3912 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Bad News - New Owners
Submitted Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 10:10am [Dine in]

Can anyone recommend where to get great pizza in the Heights? Because Sarpino's is no longer that place.

Sadly, Sarpino's ownership changed hands in March and things have been steadily going downhill since. The pizza has become lackluster and slightly burnt.

Previously, when we would call in our order, they had a system that had our contact information come up (address & phone number). However, the last time we called, they took a very long time to answer the phone and no longer had our information on file. There seemed to be a lot of confusion on the part of the person taking our order. We also had to phone back after an hour of no pizza, to check on the order, to make sure it was even on the way.

We live in walking distance of Sarpino's and when the pizza finally did arrive a $1.99 fuel surcharge was added to our bill.

How incredibly disappointing and annoying. Sarpino's had been our favourite for years. We will not be calling Sarpino's again.

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Oscars Pub3684 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Party Pooper
Submitted Monday, August 18, 2008 - 1:00pm [Dine in]

Well, I guess there is one in every crowd.

I was here Friday night with friends (there was 6 in our group) and I have to say, we were not impressed.

When we first arrived, the place was not busy at all. However, it took A LOT of catching the eye of the servers to get some attention. Personally, I'm not a fan of the head craning, eye catching game. You know we're here, we want drinks, we want to spend money, get your rear over here.

At one point a friend of mine got tired of waiting for one of the waitresses to come around and decided to go to the bar himself. When he asked if he could get a drink the bartender snickered "I don't know, can you?" looking over at the waitresses, who were standing at the bar with their back to the room, texting on their cell phones. I guess the answer to that question is no.

I understand renovations are a necessary evil, but the men's washroom was down, leaving the guys just the employees washroom to use, which was frequently locked. It doesn't help matters when some of the male patrons started to use the woman's room.

We're not going back to Oscars. I'd suggest the Old Admiral over this place any day.

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Admiral Pub & Grill4125 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Yummy Pub Food and Great Specials
Submitted Monday, July 14, 2008 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

Considering this place used to be a seedy strip bar, it's pretty freaking nice. Large (2 sections), lots of booths for 2, a pool room and dark wood paneling. Of course, let's not forget that there are TV's everywhere you look. They always seem to have the place fully staffed. Quick pleasant service. And everyday has a different drink and food special. Thursdays are half price pasta dish night, which is just awesome. It's pub food, but better.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips6574 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Fish n Chips - FER SURE
Submitted Monday, July 14, 2008 - 8:59am [Dine in]

And that's it. It's basically only fish n chips and what great fish n chips they serve. Speaking of serve, the service is here is quite good. I've never felt ignored, rushed or forgotten about. These people know how to keep this place jumping. As for the value, seriously, the all you can eat days are just that. My partner has decided to not waste his time on the "chips" and get nothing but fish. Nice.
It's a fish n chips diner folks. You get what you pay for and then some. Good times.

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Closed
Spotted Prawn Bistro, The1055 W Hastings, Vancouver
The Spotted Prawn is Now Closed
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 3:47pm [Dine in]

I averaged a lunch at the Spotted Prawn at least once a month. It was close to the office and the food was not bad. I know that the SP wasn't a big hit for everyone, but for the $$ and the location, it was good enough for me.
Lunch time could get very busy and even with full staff, there could be a lot of waiting around for your bill or even dessert.
I guess it doesn't matter now, as the Spotted Prawn is closed and there are no plans to reopen in a new location.

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Fujiya912 Clark Drive, Vancouver
You Get What You Pay For
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

If you want quick, prepackage, fast food sushi, I'd recommend Fujiya. Or, just go for the experience alone! I don't know of any other Japanese supermarkets, but Fujiya can be a lot of fun. It's always busy, but the cashiers keep things moving. You can get anything from dinner to dessert.

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Closed
Toby's Teriyaki Bowl2671 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Toby Makes Us Happy
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 11:58am [Dine in]

We like to stop by Toby's for miso soup, negitoro rolls and ice cold bottles of Sapporo.
We decided to give Toby's Teriyaki Bowl a try, based on the name and the happy looking bowl painted on the awning. We are so happy we took the chance!
The ingredients are always fresh and the service is always pleasant.
I would also recommend trying one of the chef's specials from time to time. We tried the pumpkin gomai...I loved it!
Toby's was such a great find for us, after having some pretty nasty experiences with some other sushi places on Hastings. Toby's has become our sushi place of choice. If we can't have Toby's, we want nothing else!

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Sapori Ristorante Italiani2889 Hastings Street, Vancouver
This Place is Now Closed...
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 1:14am [Dine in]

And with good reason. The first time we dined here, we were really pleased. The service was great and the food was good.

The next time we went here, something was a little off. The waiter was "strange" to say the least and the food...it just wasn't the same as our first dinning experience.

Our 3rd time...just plain WRONG. We had to choose 4 different meals, because everything we TRIED to order, wasn't available. Finally, we had to ask, WHAT on the menu can we order that we can be served?!?!?

Needless to say, this place is now the Press Box. Hopefully, they'll be able to keep the bar stocked. (Same owners...?)

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Trocadero Pizza & Steak House2411 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Baked Lasagna, Please
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:15am [Dine in]

The Trocadero is where we go when in need of some comfort food.
I get the baked lasagna and my partner gets the baked ravioli. The food is always, hot and gooey. Exactly what the doctor ordered after a long day.
Service is friendly and pleasant. An overall nice, casual, dining experience.

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