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jduralesVancouverSince July 17, 201019 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (1.8)
  • Food2 (1.8)
  • Service1.5 (1.7)
  • Value2 (1.9)
  • Ambiance1.5 (1.6)

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Displaying 1 - 19 of 19 Reviews Found
Bo Laksa King2546 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Cheap ingredients and expensive
Submitted Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 9:47pm [Dine in]

I live nearby so after seeing this place stay open for more than a year, I decided to search it up on Dinehere. You would hardly notice it if you just drove by though. It's tucked in a small grocery market and it is not a restaurant at all but rather a small little food stand inside. At first I was skeptical that the city would even allow this place to open as there should probably be some sort of code violation. After reading some favourable reviews though, I decided to give it a try. Of course, I had to try the Laksa as that was in the name of the restaurant. I do admit that the curry soup was not bad. Pretty creamy and tasty. The ingredients (or lack of it) was what disappointed me. After spending $7.50 for a bowl of noodles, I expected to see more than a few tiny pieces of chicken but that's all I got. And there were a few miniature tofu puffs and also a couple of little shrimps. And there was a hard boiled egg in there as well. But for dine in prices, I expected normal sized items in the soup but what I got was a small bowl of noodles with mini ingredients in there. I also ordered a beef wrap for $4.50 and although the picture of it looked large, when I got it, I thought I only got a fraction of the actual thing. It was literally half the length of my hand. And I ordered a small Roti wrap with chicken curry dip for $3.99. The Roti as you can already guess was not just small, It was tiny. And the dip was nothing more than a very watered down curry soup (no chicken inside at all). I was pretty disappointed that I got 3 tiny items that I finished eating them all by myself in less than 5 minutes but it costed close to $20 including tax. For that price, I could have gotten more food of better quality elsewhere.

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Mui Ngo Gai2408 Nanimo Street, Vancouver
A Place you can skip.
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I've been to quite a few vietnamese restaurants all over North America so when I say you can skip this one, you can either trust me or go try it for yourself and learn the hard way. The rice dish that I ordered here tasted like it's been here for the past few days. The meat was literally hard and you know when something's been sitting here for a while. The rice was mushy and the veggies had a lot of brown spots on it. As for the all important fish sauce? I don't know how to describe it but it just doesn't taste like fish sauce. In anycase, go try it for yourself if you don't believe me and you'll see what I mean.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips3500 Bayview Street, Richmond
Nothing Special.. what's the buzz?
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:57am [Dine in]

Tried this place with the free chips coupon. Also bought salmon, cod and drinks here. It's nothing special actually. Many places make much better fish and chips than they do. As for price. I agree, it's pretty pricey for a little take out place. Perhaps it's cause they mostly do all their business in the summer so they gotta make up for the lost revenue? In anycase, I expected more but didn't get much from here. Won't be back unless they gave away more free stuff.

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Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodle House4887 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Not the Best Taiwanese Noodles I've ever had
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:50am [Dine in]

For those of you who want great noodles, this place is not the best that's for sure. In all honesty, it's not that bad but something seems to be missing here. They try to make the noodles taste authentic but you know a copy when you see one. I commend them for trying though but it just doesn't measure up to the "REAL" thing that you can get in Taiwan or even some other great noodle restaurants in the lower mainland.

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Kam Do8391 Alexandra Road, #1140, Richmond
Filfthy, expensive, bad attitude and poor taste
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:43am [Dine in]

I don't know how people can rate this place quite highly. I've been here twice in my lifetime and both times the food stunk. The food is simple and clearly I could have made better food at home. I mean macaroni in soup? Instant noodles with a piece of ham? Egg sandwich with ham? Are people in Richmond so lazy that they can't get off their butts to make these simple things? C'mon... As for cleanliness. This place needs a big washup. The dirt and dust is everywhere. And the service? Well. The second time I came here, when it was time to pay, I kept trying to flag someone down to pay. After a while, getting my bill, I tried to flag someone else down for them to take the money. I only had a $20 and the bill was $16.57. I was going to leave 10% tips as I always do but everyone was too busy to come take the bill. Well, I just went to the cashier to pay instead. The owner just looked at the bill and took my money. I was expecting change back but.. nope.. she slammed the register shut and said thank you. I would ask for my change back but there were a lot of people waiting at the door and she was trying to help someone else already so I didn't want to make a scene for a few dollars. In anycase, I am not going to come back here again if they expect me to give them so much tips for basically no service and low quality food.

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Dolce Amore1588 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Good Gelato place. Large servings with affordable price.
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:32am [Dine in]

Located in the heart of commercial drive, this gelato place is always packed in the summer evenings. Parking can be an issue so be prepared to make a few circles around the block finding parking. The Gelato is pretty solid even though I must admit I've had better ones in other parts of Vancouver and in North America. In anycase, it's not a bad experience. The service was friendly and they don't just give you a little scoop like most places, they actually pile it on.

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I Cafe2525 Heather Street, Vancouver
Extra Poor Service unless they know you'll pay lots of tips
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:28am [Dine in]

It seems like most Chinese restaurants are like this these days. The owners pay their staff so little wages that all the staff look forward to are the tips. However if they do expect to get good tips then they should know that their customers will expect to get good service. Too often though, I believe that customers just blindly give their 10-20% tips without thinking or rating the service. I for one will not give tips unless I've been served right. If the service stinks like it does in this restaurant then I would gladly not pay tips and not come back either. Unfortunatley with big cities like Vancouver, there are always new immigrants or visitors that like to try out new restaurants and so they keep these bad restaurants up and running.

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Cambie Vietnamese Restaurant4136 Main Street, Vancouver
Entertainment book?
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:21am [Dine in]

After reading the reviews below regarding the Entertainment book, I was a bit hesitant to try it out for myself. In anycase, I had the coupon unused yet so I decided to give it a shot. I mentioned to them the coupon not after the meal but when I was ordering. Well I thought everything was fine until I got the food. The proportion that they gave me and my friend were roughly 2/3 the size that it should be. How do I know? Well, I just looked at the next tables and their sizes were the regular size. Ours was the kid's version it seemed. I figure that if they do offer entertainment book coupons, then they should honor it and give their customers the full size. If not, they should just stop having their coupon in the entertainment book altogether.

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Bon's Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo St., Vancouver
Just eat and don't look around
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:14am [Dine in]

If you are here for their $2.95 breakfast than I wouldn't complain that much. The food is a bit greasy but that's what makes it taste good. The proportions are hearty and you'll feel full for the next 5 to 8 hours. The servers.. what can I say? They do their job and that's way more than what you should expect. You'll know what I mean if you've been to Chinese restaurants.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby
What you would expect from a top end Steak Chain
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

I've had good steaks and I've had great steaks from the Keg. I would say that this location makes very good steaks compared to others. The atmosphere inside is also very nice. It gives you a very warm feeling. I would definitely like to come back more often. Try to come early (like 5 or 5:30) for dinner. It fills up very quickly. I had the prime rib and it was heavenly. I also tried their ribeye another time and it was to die for. Also the deserts are worth a try too.

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Golden Swan Restaurant5380 Victoria, Vancouver
Seriously, there are better options
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

As the title stated. This restaurant is okay but for the price you pay for dim sum, you should be expecting more. They charge you top dollars but give you less than what you should get in terms of flavour and size. Also the waitresses are all from mainland China so if you speak English, good luck in getting anything you want. For dim sum, it's an average restaurant in terms of taste. I've had worst and I've had better so this place is in the middle. As for price, it's above average for sure. So if you are tired of going to your regular dim sum joint, you can try this place once or twice in your lifetime.

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Ali Shan Restaurant4500 Kingsway, #1233, Burnaby
Not the best but pretty authentic
Submitted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is certainly small. It looks like a sushi restaurant with the seated counter facing the kitchen. There are also some smaller tables in the restaurant. I would recomment the short rib (steak) combo. It used to be better but it's still not bad now. The thing I like about this restaurant is that it's fairly authentic in flavour. The last time I went there to have a porkchop combo though, the meat was salty beyond belief. It was like eating a deep fried piece of solid salt. I should have sent it back but this restaurant didn't seem like the type that would make me a replacement.

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Sushi Garden4269 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Service? What service??
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

The people who complain about service obviously are going to the wrong place for it. If you want service, you go to an expensive fine dining restaurant downtown. If you want food, you go to cheap places like this one. If you want either good food or service, I suggest you skip this restaurant altogether.

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Orange Corner Tea House6230 McKay Ave., Unit 140, Burnaby
Food was a disaster
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:07pm [Dine in]

I only tried this place once and I think once was enough. The food here tasted like it was microwaved when you ordered it. I had the tepannyaki chicken and I chicken was almost non-existent. The rice was also funky. Kinda like it was sitting there for a while from the previous day. The hot fruit tea that I had was nothing more than orange powder in hot water. I expected some real fruit chunks like in other restaurants but perhaps I was expecting too much.

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Pittsburg4500 Kingsway, #1687, Burnaby
Can't believe this place is still open
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has definitely gone downhill over the past few years. It is showing with so many empty seats on the day I went there. I haven't been here in a couple of years and it is worst than the last time I was here. The food is more like food court quality than anything else. The service was non-existent. I wonder why I didn't just go to the food court upstairs to eat the same thing for half the price. the only thing different is that up there I would get the food in a paper plate with plastic cutlery. Down here I'd have a real plate iwth metal cutlery. as for the food, it tasted the same.

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Honolulu Cafe3340 Kingsway, #240, Vancouver
Dirty and Poor service
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 11:00pm [Dine in]

First off, the food was oily and full of MSG. Second the place was pretty dirty. Do not go to the washroom. You have been warned. You'll lose your appetite for the meal if you do. And third. The place is run by middle aged waitresses that do not speak much English at all. If you do come here, come with some Chinese friends.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Good bad, not so good decor
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 10:57pm [Dine in]

The food very solid here. I've been to Malaysia and Singapore and I have to say the food is above average here. And the price reflects the name Hawker which in Singapore means street stand. It is run as more of a take out place as seating is very limited here and ordering is done by going to a cut out window of the kitchen. The women there is usually friendly and takes orders quite efficiently. She messed up my order once though and I had to wait 30 minutes for my take out order so that was not cool.

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Beefy Beef Noodle House4063 Main Street, Vancouver
The only good thing about this place is it's decoration
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

The food definitely doesn't match up to the original No. 1 Beef noodle on Willingdon in Burnaby. They try to copy the flavor and I do admit they try.. but trying doesn't necessarily mean it will work. I always finish my food in all restaurants that I eat in or at least pack it up if I can't finish but this is one of the few restaurants where I left my food there. By the way, I had their hot and sour noodle soup. I finished maybe just 20% of it and I had enough punishment so I stopped.

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Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant3388 Main Street, Vancouver
Dissapointing Pho restaurant
Submitted Friday, July 16, 2010 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

I passed by this restaurant last week and seeing how empty it was I dropped by for a quick bite. I looked at the menu for a while and no one came to take my order so I walked up to the register. I expected to eat soon but it took them a long time to make a bowl of Pho. By then I was starving and didn't care about the quality of the food. I just wanted to eat. When the Pho came, I first take a sip of the soup as I always do to test the quality of the broth. To my dismay, it was very salty and seemed to have lots of MSG. Well.. alright, no big deal I thought. I would just eat the noodle and meat. Well... the noodle was kinda all clumped up in the middle and was cold. The meat tasted old and rubbery. I guess this will be the last time I come here for mediocre vietnamese food.

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