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k-dawg73BurnabySince October 2, 200667 Reviews
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Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant8391 Alexandra Road, Unit 1150, Richmond
Best Hot Pot I've had to date
Submitted Friday, December 12, 2008 - 10:50am [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant a few times so far, the last time being with a group of friends for a supper club that we participate in. There were 8 of us and we had made a reservation for a Friday night (no reservations taken on the weekend). I'm glad we did, cause when we got there, the place was packed and they were telling people without reservations that it would be a two hour wait and were turning other people away.

We had the all you can eat, which is $18 per person, and then you have to pay for the soup broth which is $5. Split among 8 people (we got 2 burners and 2 pots of broth), it's very reasonable.

We ordered an assortment of thinly sliced meats, seafood, mushrooms, tofu, veggies and meat/fish balls. Everything was really fresh and very tasty. Drinks are a bargain, it was $1 for 2 cans of coke or something like $2 for unlimited Canada Dry.

We had soya sauce and satay sauce as part of our meal for dipping and also got some seseme sauce for 50 cents, which really added and extra dimension to the sauces.

There is a 2 hour time limit, but really, we were stuffed after about an hour or so.

Parking is a nightmare there, so better to come early and get paid parking on Alexandria street. Service was atttentive and there was really nothing to complain about there. Be forwarned, this place takes CASH ONLY, so make sure you bring some when you go. After tax and tip, came out to about $25 per person for dinner, which is a great deal for what you get.

Definitely recommend this place and will be back.

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Deweys Pub & Grill1125 Nicola Ave Port Coquitlam, BC, Port Coquitlam
Agree with the review below
Submitted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 8:22am [Dine in]

I would tend to agree with the reviewer below regarding the wings. On Thursdays and Sundays is cheap wings night, I thinkk they are still 25 cents per and the wings are pretty large. I've had the Sunday breakfast buffet for $10.95 and it's not bad. There's the usual omelette station, which for some reason was not manned the few times that I went. There's hot food and the bacon and sausage were good, as was the eggs benedict. One time they had deepfried perogies with all the fixings...which was awesome. Can't comment on the other food, but the ambiance is typical sports bar and is packed whenever there is a big game or UFC event.

Nice neighbourhood pub.

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International Chinese Restaurant2163 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Pushy dim sum cart lady
Submitted Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 11:44am [Dine in]

My dad took our family out to dim sum a few weeks ago at this place. Hadn't been here in about a year or so. We had a reservation and because my father knew the owner, they were able to reserve a table for us on a busy Saturday and they didn't charge us for tea either.

The food was okay, nothing special. My main complaint was this one pushy dim cart lady. We had ordered a plate of deep fried taro, which she gave to us and then started putting on other items which we didn't ask for, namely deep fried wontons. I told her that we didn't want it and she gave me this puzzled look and replied in cantonese that it was really good, try it. I told replied back to her in cantonese that I've tried deep fried wonton before and didn't want it. She already put sauce on it and was reluctant to take it away. My dad finally just told me to forget about it.

I realize these ladies jobs require them to "sell" these items, but they need to learn that "no means no" and if I wanted cold, deep fried wonton "skins" with it miniscule piece of meat in it - I would have asked for it.

That really put a damper on this dim sum experience and it seems like the restaurants in Vancouver doing push cart style dim sum service do this, which I can't stand. Although push cart is what I grew up with, sometimes it's better to just go to the places that have order sheets, so that you get exactly what you ordered, hot and fresh and don't have to deal with the b.s. of pushy service or carts not coming to your table or running out of items.

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Jules Casual French Bistro216 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Not bad, but overrated
Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

We went to this restaurant tonight for dinner. I had read some rave reviews about Jules and wanted to try it for myself. I knew ahead of time that I was probably going to order the prix fixe menu of salad, steak frites and chocolate terrine for $23.

Food: The food was okay. Previous reviews raved about the portions sizes...I didn't particularly find the portion sizes that big. Having said that, I realize that this is a French bistro after all. The salad was good, not great. The steak was on the small size, but cooked to medium rare like I had requested and I asked for the herbed butter with it. It came with french fries, which was a fairly large portion, but it's just potatoes after all. There was a tomato/garlic cheese garnish, which was the only vegetable to food on the plate...and that was quite good actually. The dessert was nothing special. Should have paid an extra $2 and upgraded it to creme brule. We had bread to start, which was probably the best thing about the meal....really crusty and chewy baguette with cold butter. And the price was $25, not $23 after all. Must have increased their prices.

Service: our server was quite attentive and friendly, without being obtrusive.

Ambiance: our reservation was at 5:30 pm, when dinner service started, so it was pretty dead when we got there. It's pretty nice inside, nothing to complain about. Famed music manager Bruce Allen came in and sat down at the table next to us with a group of 6 other people. Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan was at Rosa's in Port Moody on a night that we went. We must attract all the celebs. ;-)

Value: The four of us had the prix fixe menu, with a bottle of red wine and 2 coffees and 1 tea and the bill came out to $151.98 after tax. I guess that is okay for gas town, but I definitely went away hungry. Wouldn't probably go back though for that price. I was okay, but I just felt it was too hyped and didn't deliver. I've had a prix fixe menu in New York about 3 years ago for $16 and the meal was way better than the one I had tonight.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Okay food, kinda overrated
Submitted Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

Went to this restaurant tonight for my brother's birthday. There were 7 adults and 3 kids and we reserved a table, which was a good idea because after 6:30 pm, there is a line up for a table.

I have to say that after reading the mostly positive reviews on DH, I was pretty psyched to try this restaurant, especially the butter beef and chicken wings. We ordered several dishes and shared them between the adults.

The food came out very quickly and service was pretty good. The butter beef was okay, not sure why they called it butter, as there wasn't any butter to be seen in the dish. Maybe because the meat was as tender as butter. ;-) It came with tons of cilantro and fried garlic and a slightly sweet soya sauce. The chicken wings were good, not great. Crispy, but too salty and I felt very thirsty after eating them.

Had the lemon grass chicken with shredded pork on rice...quite good and a few bowls of beef brisket with noodle soup...that was excellent actually. There were a few other dishes that I can't seem to remember, but they didn't knock my socks off.

The bill came to $95 with tax + tip for 7 adults and 3 kids. Not bad considering another b-day dinner for my other brother at the Keg in Burnaby came out to over twice as much. I did go away kinda hungry afterwards, as did my wife. She thought the food was pretty good, but just not enough of it.

Like the title says, okay food, but definitely overrated IMHO. Probably wouldn't go back.

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Rainbow Butterfly2850 Oxford Street, #1, Port Coquitlam
Quite impressed by the food
Submitted Thursday, August 28, 2008 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

Went to this restaurant again not going there for about a year. I had always been impressed with the food, but was more impressed this time. The cost has increased slightly, from $2.50 to $2.75 for most of the dishes, but it is a pretty small increase.

We ordered lots of dishes and they all came out pretty quickly. What I was most impressed with was the quantity of each dish. Har Gow and Sui Mai were pretty standard sizes and good, but the chicken's feet were absolutely huge!!! There must have been about 6 or 7 of them in a dish, and not tiny ones like they serve at other places. The sticky rice in lotus leaf was also very big, they actually give you 3 of them, instead of 2, like Kam Ding, where I have been going to for the past year.

Also, they had woo gok (deep fried taro balls), which I haven't seen in other dim places I have been too. We also ordered a plate of jellyfish and pork hock..one of my favourite cold plate combos...turns out my 3 1/2 year old son likes jellyfish..go figure. It was very tasty.

Service was very quick and efficient, they even gave us water when we requested it.

Definitely recommend this place and will be back soon.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Better than average
Submitted Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:05am [Dine in]

Me and the Mrs. tried this place on Saturday. Parking was hard to find, but we were able to get a spot directly in front of the entrance, after circling the block about 5 or 6 times, but that's Richmond on a Saturday for you.

We both had the all you can eat, which is normally $10 but add an extra $1 for the weekend and holidays. Food came out very quickly. The california, dynamite and alaska rolls were okay. The salmon nigiri was also pretty good. My wife ordered salmon sashimi (which is a max of 8 pieces per person for lunch only). Fish seemed fresh, although the pieces were pretty small.

It was the cooked stuff that I thought was the star of the show. Chicken teriyaki was really good, nice and crispy skin and the sauce wasn't too overpowering or laid on thick like other ayce places. Chicken karage was very good, as was the tempura. Even the gyoza, which normally is pretty lousy at these types of places was pretty decent. We had other dishes, but these are the ones that stick out.

Service was efficient, without being obtrusive. I like the way they give you back your ordering sheet (after drawing a vertical line down the column where your first order was marked down). In this way you can at least remember exactly what you ordered and none of that bs at other places where they only give you 1/2 your order, etc.

My only complaint is that you didn't get the korean bbq, which I thought was included in the all you can eat lunch menu, but it's only for dinner. I also took a look at the dinner menu and it's $22.95 but the selection is absolutely massive. Who could possibly eat all that??!!

Recommended.

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Woody's on Brunette Pub935 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Good, cheap wings.
Submitted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

If you're looking for some good, cheap wings...Woody's is the place for you. Monday and Tuesday, from 3 - 11 pm, has 15 cent wings. I haven't seen any place cheaper than Woody's.

It is "eat in" only and apparently you can't bring the wings home, so don't over order and expect to be able to take it home for your friends or loved ones. Wings are that price with a minimum drink purchase of $2.50.

The wings are a fare sized, drumettes are nice and meaty. They come deep fried, with no coating (ie. flour, breadcrumbs, etc). Flavours are standard, hot, bbq, honey garlic, etc. I think there is a minumum 10 wings per flavour???, or at least their used to be. Wings come with dipping sauce on the side, but if you pay a little extra, you get the wings tossed in the sauce.

I went on Monday night and asked the waitress if the wings were pretty big? she advised they were on the "small size". I proceeded to order 40 wings, but then the waitress suggested that I order 30 to start, as i couldn't bring them home and they only take like 5 minutes to cook. I order salt & pepper, hot and honey garlic, I paid a little extra and got all 30 wings tossed in salt and pepper and sauce on the side. I'm glad I did because that extra s&p on the wings made them taste really great.

Good thing I took the waitress' advice and only ordered 30, because i was stuffed and bloated when I finished. I had a club soda with lime with my wings and after tax it was $8.

Definitely recommended if you're in the area and you like wings.

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Ouisi Bistro3014 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great meal...good tmes.
Submitted Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 9:14am [Dine in]

My wife and I came here last night for a couple's Supper Club Night. The restaurant is small, dark and funky. The wall hangings have lots of reference to jazz and New Orleans.

I started off with the cornbread and butter basket and my wife had the baby spinach salad with vinaigrette and blue cheese. The cornbread is one of the best I've ever had. Not too sweet, and not too gritty, it was moist yet also crumbly in texture. My wife finished her salad, so it must have been okay.

I had the Apricot Expresso Brandy glazed 1/2 chicken with steam veggies and a cornbread/andouille sausage stuffing with smoked corn sauce. One of the better meals that I have had dining out. chicken was moist and flavourful...didn't really taste the expresso though. The stuffing was outstanding with the most conbread and spicy fried cubes of andouille sausage. Smoked corn sauce was really good too, just a bit oily for my taste though.

My wife had the Voodoo Ribs with potatoes and veggies. She said her ribs were falling off the bone and were excellent.

Service was good, not great. My water was refilled 3 times withouth me having to ask for it. My wie shared a bottle of wine with 2 other people sitting at our table.

After tax and tip (which for most parties over 6 people, an automatic 16% gratuity is added), it came to $84 for the both of us. I just wish that the waitress told me that before I almost added another 15% tip on top of the bill...fortunately for me, I caught it stated at the bottom of the receipt

Would I go again, probably, if I was in the area.

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Shalin Noodle House656 W Broadway, Vancouver
Not bad...but overhyped
Submitted Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 3:44pm [Dine in]

I went this this restaurant for the first time, after reading several reviews and seeing it on the Food Network with Rachael Ray. Since I had seen noodles being pulled several times on tv before, it was no big deal to watch it being done in person...I guess it just lost the "wow" factor.

I had the dragging noodles in soup with bbq pork and vegetables for $7.55 and a green onion pancake for $2.50. Not sure what other people were writing about a big bowl of noodles. The bowl was actually quite small and although there wasn't a skimpy amount of noodles, I wouldn't say it was "generous" either. Noodles were al dente and tasted good. Soup was bland, but it was a subtle chicken stock with the hint of ginger. There were several pieces of cooked bok choy and a few slices of carrots. BBQ pork was noticeable by it's absence...in that there were on a very few thin slices. The green onion pancake was okay, a bit on the salty side and a bit greasy. I've made better at home.

Overall, this place is just a small dumpy restaurant. Food was okay, nothing great. Maybe I should try the dumplings or the fried noodles dishes if I ever go back, but that might not happen. After tax and tip, lunch for one person was $12 and I still went away hungry.

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Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
Nice chinese restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 10:31am [Dine in]

I came here on the weekend for my b-day dinner. Firstly, the decor of the restaurant is really nice, never went to the previous restaurant but you could tell they spent a lot of money on renos. Washroom was very clean also.
We started off with a cold plate - standard jelllyfish and pork hock, smoked salmon and fried beancurd wrap, nicely done. The second course was the peking duck - wrap course. Excellent duck, very crispy and the chinese pancakes were steaming hot still. The lettuce wrap course came about 5 minutes after that, it was tasty, but a little too much waterchestnut filler for my taste. Next came the fish maw soup. This is probably the only complaint - the food came out way too quickly for us to eat. We had to tell the wait staff to tell the kitchen to slow down. The soup sat there for about 10 minutes before being laddled out, but it was still steamy and yummy...probably could use a little more salt though. From then on, there was about a 15 minute wait before anything else came out. Probably because the restaurant was filling up by now, since our reservation was 5:30 pm, it was about 6:30 pm before the next round of dishes came out. We had a whole crispy skinned chicken which was excellent. Some spicy beans with some type of seafood (my parents still won't tell me what it is); scallops with gai lan (gai lan was very fresh and cooked to perfection, huge fresh scallops also); stir fried pea shoots with garlic; a tofu and meat hot pot and finally a plate of sweet and sour pork.
Service was attentive and quick. Requests for ice water, extra hot water for the tea refills and napkins were quickly dealt with. They even brought a teapot with hot water on request, as my wife needed to warm up a bottle for our infant daughter. Not sure what the bill came to in the end, it was like $220??? incl tax and tip and well worth every penny.

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill3860 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
much better than I remembered
Submitted Thursday, February 7, 2008 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

My wife and I had dinner here a few new nights ago. She had a strong aversion to Swiss Chalet and I really didn't have too many positive memories of it either. However, recently, I have seen the commercials for this restaurant and wanted to give it another try.

Food: I ordered the half chicken dinner with mashed potato and gravy. It comes with a bun for $10.99 and added a slice of apple pie and chunky chicken soup for $3.49 which is on special right now. My wife had a half order of ribs and fries, comes with coleslaw and a roll. My chicken was very tender, almost too tender as I don't normally like my chicken that "well-done". The serving of mashed potatoes and gravy I thought was tiny and should have been much more, as my wife's plate had a huge mound of freshly cut fries. My soup was quite good actually, just a little salty. The wife's ribs were very, very tender and flavourful and this quickly changed her mind of Swiss Chalet. She'd rather come here for her rib fixing than Montana's or Tony Roma's and at $11, the price was just right also. We finished off with a slice of pie, which my pregnant wife ate all by herself. Apparently it was pretty good.

Service: Her name was Jennifer, seemed really young. However, she was attentive and without being too attentive. Brought me three re-fills of my diet pepsi without really having to ask me. Food took quite a long time to come, about 20 minutes from the time we ordered to the time we ate, but it was nice and hot when it came. Can't really complain there.

Ambiance: Restaurant has a nice cozy feel to it

Overall: would come back again.

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New Lakeview Seafood & Wuntun7765 6th Street, Burnaby
One of my favourite places to eat
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I've been coming here for about 10 years now and it's always been one of my favourite places to come and get some really cheap, but good authentic chinese food. Often times, i'll bring my 3 year old son with me, who loves this place. Let's start by saying that the restaurant itself is not much to look, either from the outside or the inside. It's located in a pretty dingy looking strip mall just off of 6th ave in Burnaby. However, the food is amazing.

I'll normally order the same thing each time, a wonton soup, 10 very large shrimp and pork wontons in a very tasty broth for $2.95. Prices have gone steadily up in the past 5 years, but not more than about $.50 for this dish. I'll also either get the Pan fried rice noodle with beef or Beef Chow Mein. Both dishes are a measly $6.35 each and the plates are just huge!!! Rice noodle is packed with beef and great wok flavour to the noodles, not too oily but just enough soy sauce flavour. The chow mein is excellent too. The mein is pan fried in oil until very crisp. Unlike HOn's whose chow mein has gone downhill for a while now, the noodles aren't all broken up and dry as hell. It is covered in a thick gravy with bok choy and lots of tender beef. Both my son and myself are usuallly stuffed after eating the wonton and dish of noodles. There's tons of items on the lunch special menu that I would love to try, but I am a creature of habit and usually get the same thing, specials from 11 - 4 pm, everyday. Nothing on there more than $8. Lunch for myself or with myself and 3 year old is around $10 + tip, which is a great, considering the amount and quality of food I just consumed. Service is friendly and pretty efficient. They give me both water and tea pretty much without me having to ask, which is nice in a chinese restaurant. It's a good sign that not only are there lots of asians eating here, but lots of non-asians too. Speaks to the tastiness of the food.

Definitely recommended.

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Mei Shang Seafood Restaurant9948 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Just good authentic chinese food
Submitted Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Went here today for dinner with another couple. I have been here several times before for dim sum and the food has always been good, service is hit and miss, but food is solid. I was looking for a restaurant to go to for a New Year's dinner I am planning for some co-workers and thought I would give Mei Shang a try.

We go there at 6 pm and the restaurant was pretty empty and we were seated immediately. We ended up ordering the "wou chou" menu, soup, rice and dessert included, and ordered the 5 dishes from a set menu. We ordered sweet and sour pork; beef tenderloin in black pepper sauce; spicy green beans with shredded pork; beef with gai lan and finally a assorted meat with tofu hot pot.

Soup came out first, which is your typical pork broth with lotus root...nice and flavourful. Afterwards, all 5 dishes came out bang, bang, bang. I'd have to say that everything was delicious. The sweet and sour was crispy and not drowning in sauce. The green beans were nice and spicy; the gai lan was incredibly fresh and cooked perfectly, nice and crisp and crunchy still. Everything was eaten with a container full of rice which is provided with your meal. My only complaint was that the dishes came out too fast, all at the same time. things got cold pretty quickly, but was till tasty nonetheless.

Dessert was a choice between red bean soup or mango pudding. The pudding was very good, not too sweet and served with some evaporated milk, is nice and creamy.

Service was pretty attentive in the beginning, but near the end, I felt ignored and had to flag a few people down to tell them we were finished. After tax and tip, and some leftovers, it was $62 between the 4 adults and my 3 year old that eats like a horse. Plates were quite large and not too oily. Will definitely book this restaurant for our Chinese New Year's dinner in early February.

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White Spot2310 Ottawa Street, #101, Port Coquitlam
Nat Bailey would turn over in his grave
Submitted Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 11:16pm [Dine in]

I've tried this White Spot location about 1/2 dozen times since moving to Poco 2 years ago. Each time I want to like them, really I do...but usually the service let's me down and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. The most recent time, i went there with my wife and son for dinner. The restaurant was fairly full and we were seated in the upper level of the restaurant. The restaurant itself is actually quite nice and cozy. For whatever reason, they had the heat cranking in my section, it was like being in a sauna. I didn't say anything until later, but I usually get hot when eating, but even my wife said the heat was stiffling in there.

This time, service was pretty good. It was the food that let me down. I order the large bacon cheese burger, with fries. The burger was okay, the fries were cold and raw in some spots and sticking to each other. The normally good cole slaw was swimming in mayonnaise and barely edible. We had already waited for 30 minutes to get our food, so I just let it go and didn't send it back.

Other times we have been ignored for 10 minutes waiting at the front to be seated in an empty restaurant. Another time our table of 2 was ignored, even though we were seated first and clearly ready to order, over a table of 8, with 4 adults and 4 screaming kids running around, and the waitress standing there for 15 minutes trying to take their order, when they hadn't even decided what they wanted yet. Rather than just leaving them for another minute to take our order and place it into the kitchen so we didn't have to wait the extra time. You would think that this is common sense, but the wait staff that that particular location tends to hire on looks rather than the ability to serve, which is too bad. If you want to eat at White Spot and live in the tri-cities area, avoid this location and go to the one near Sunwood Square, service is much more attentive and I've never had a bad meal there.

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Wings Kitchen2239E McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
White man's chinese food
Submitted Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

Sometimes you just have a craving for white man's chinese food. My wife, being caucasian enjoys the authentic stuff too, but there are times when she wants that sweet and sour pork, chicken chow mein and beef chop suey done the "canadian way". Excuse me if I've offended anyone, as that was not my intent...if you don't know what "white man's chinese food" is, just ask someone that you know who is chinese and they will tell you.

We started ordering from Wings about a year ago. The food is quite good and they apparently do quite a brisk business doing take out. I've picked up an order or two from their restaurant and there never seems to be anyone there when I go though??? We normally order the dinner for 3 combo. Chicken chow mein, beef chop suey, pork fried rice and sweet and sour pork for a little over $20. The serving sizes are the largest, and that is reflected in their pricing. What would normally be charged for chicken chow mein at other places would be $7.95 costs about $5.95 here. Portions are smaller, but they come in these really great re-usuable plastic containers. Food is decent and does not come cooked in too much oil or any msg as I can detect (which is not really a big deal for me anyways, msg is just another form of salt).

Delivery is also quite prompt. My only concern is that a few times now, we have tried to call them for a pick up order and their phones just ring and ring and ring and ring. Not sure if they are just too busy to pick up or it doesn't go to voice mail or if they are just closed for vacation...very disappointing because Mrs. K-Dawg73 ended up having to have pizza or Mcdonald's those nights. ;-)

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Hopewell Chinese Kitchen3027 Anson Ave, Coquitlam
really good authentic chinese food
Submitted Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

Tried this place when Kam Ding next door was too busy with the dim sum rush. It's nothing more than a tiny hole in the wall take out place, with enough room for about 3 tables and 8 chairs, which is why ambiance scores so low. I've never actually eaten in, and have only taken take out so the service rating reflects the service of the cashier and how long it takes to get the food.

I'd have to say that this place serves some really good authentic chinese food. Prices are quite reasonable for the portions you get. I had ordered a dinner for 4 a few weeks ago and it came with beef chop suey, sweet and sour pork, honey garlic spareribs, 4 egg rolls, bbq pork and shrimp fried rice and i had subbed the hot and sour soup for chicken chow mein. The total came to be $40. Everything was very tasty and hot when brought home. The food had that proper "wok" flavour to it. My only complaint was that the sweet and sour pork was drowning in sauce that was too thin and therefore pretty soggy by the time we got around to eating it. Probably wouldn't order it again or if I did, would request sauce on the side.

I've picked up pan fried rice noodles with beef and singapore style fried rice vermicelli on another occasion. Both were very good, not too only and good flavour. I probably would like the rice noodles with a little more soya sauce though, but still tasty.

They also have bbq meats like cha siu and soya sauce chicken, etc sold there just like in chinatown, with the meat hanging from the windows. MMMMMM.....hanging meat!!!! ;-)

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Murphy's Restaurant1466 Prairie Avenue, Port Coquitlam
Good place for breakfast
Submitted Tuesday, December 18, 2007 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

I've been coming here for abouta year now. I usually have the same thing and the waitress/owner always asks me if I want the "usual"? The "usual" is the "Hungryman's Breakfast", which is 2 eggs (over easy for me) 2 sausages, 2 bacon, 1 slice of ham, hashbrowns and toast - and a very cold glass of water. The food always comes out piping hot and is delicious. For $6.75 it is also a bargain for the food that you get. All their breakfast is served all day and they have a "breakfast special" of 2 eggs, toast, hashbrowns, and your choice of meat for $4.50 which is also a steal if you aren't as hungry.

I've never eaten anything else there, but if it is as good as their breakfast, it's definitely worth a try.

Yes, it's diner food, but even "greasy spoon" dining- when done right, hits the spot.

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Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
pretty good bun bo hue..yes
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 7:00pm [Dine in]

Went here today for lunch. It is very small family run pho place across from Trocodero and Bon's on Broadway. Was seated with a complete stranger, as other tables were full...which was fine.

I order the bun bo hue after reading the comments on this review and 2 salad rolls. Firstly, the menu is quite diverse, i saw lots of people ordering rice dishes which looked really tasty. A large bowl is like $5.75...that's the cheapest I have ever seen so far in the lower mainland.

The bun came pretty quickly and it was pretty big bowl. Not sure why they did this but served some type of pickled sliced cabbage on top of the bun...i quickly ate it an didn't mix it into my soup as i didn't want to change the flavour. Very strange. The broth was very flavourfull, not too spicy. There was adequate meat and noodles and this restaurant also serves both pig feet knuckle and the square of coagulated blood...as I have stated in previous posts, I can leave the knuckle and blood thank you very much.

Salad rolls were very good, nice and fresh, although the peanut sauce was a little too sweet for my taste. I think gst is included in the price, as my large bowl and 2 salad rolls came out to $10.20, which is a steal. I was on training for work today, so I can just expense lunch.

I gave the overall rating because not only is the food good, it's really inexpensive too. Recommended.

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KC's Cafe1449 Prairie Avenue, #8, Port Coquitlam
excellent breakfast
Submitted Friday, October 5, 2007 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

I've been going to this cafe for about 6 months now. It's just been recently taken over by a new owner. I forget her name, but she is very nice and is the hostess/server there.

I've only ever ordered the hungry man's breakfast there. It comes with 3 eggs, 3 strips of bacon, 3 sausage links, home fries and toast for $8.95. I always get my eggs over easy and usually sub all sausage. The eggs are always cooked to perfection and the home fries are crunchy and tasty.

Service there is efficient and the owner/server knows me now, so it's always "the usual?", when I walk in the door. I like that in a restaurant that they know what you like.

Ambiance is typical diner with booths, etc. the owner just recently remodelled the inside so that it's looking a lot brighter and less cluttered now.

After tax and tip my breakfast comes to about $11, which is a bit on the pricey side, but I usually eat there once a week or once every two weeks and get my breakfast fix that way. This place offers solid food that tastes homemade with an owner that seems to care about her customers.

I'd recommend this place for sure. It's only open breakfast and lunch, closes around 4 pm everyday and closed on Mondays.

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