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KenWardRichmondSince April 21, 200813 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Reviews Found
Mandalay Lounge and Steakhouse3900 Bayview Street, #140, Richmond
Fantastic Evening. Casual and Classy.. and beautiful Sports Lounge
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 12:21am [Dine in]

Wife and I decided to dine in Steveston and have heard much about this new restaurant.

Luckily for myself, they have a sport lounge side which was perfect. The wife truly enjoyed the funky modern atmosphere and water view and I relished the opportunity to watch the game on nice big screens.

We both had a set menu special and the food was a nice surprise. We paid $35 for a three course meal that I would say costs maybe twice as much as if I was downtown. Crab Cakes, Filet Mignon & a nice home made dessert .

We love coming into Steveston and we live in Richmond. It's a nice change from Cactus Club or Earl's. Our dining options are pretty slim for what we like in Vancouver. A GREAT alternative to having to go downtown.

We'll be back!

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Chef Hung Taiwanese Beef Noodle4151 Hazelbridge way, 2800, Richmond
I lined up for this?
Submitted Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 11:20am [Dine in]

Our group got suckered into lining up at this place. We waited 45mins since it was there opening week.

All in all.. impressive entrance area as they put on a "show" for you in an open kitchen area... The decore of the dining area is cold and basic and they're plate and glassware is almost all from Ikea.

Order the Champion Beef Noodle Bowl and upon my first bite... First thing I thought was... "man.. this wasn't worth the wait"... it wasn't terrible.. but just ok... I can get MUCH better noodles at a million other places. Probably upstairs even in the food court.

Value is ok.. nothing was anything above okay for myself and my entire group. the only highlite was.................... well there were none.

If we had walked in with no line up I'd still feel the same way.

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Yaletown Brewing Co1111 Mainland St., Vancouver
This place doesn't mislead you
Submitted Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 1:47pm [Dine in]

It's a Brew Pub!

Just because it's in Yaletown and they've just newly renovated make it an upscale and overpriced venue.

Food is above average for pub grub and there's good variety to please all. Pizza, burgers, mains and lots of appies.

I cam in wanting something a bit finer for my taste buds... but Yelwtown Brew pub isn't trying to be something they're not. A GREAT beer list all made on site, a fun and awesome atmosphere geared more towards a guys or girls night out , acceptable service and a fun menu.

I like doing the Yaletown thing with my girlfriend so we usually pick a place and splurge so we love place like Blue Water Cafe or Cioppino's but this place will have my coming back when the boys and I wanna get out for some drinks and pub grub!

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Amarcord Restaurant1168 Hamilton Street, #104, Vancouver
Not the moder trendy Yaletown.. but great classic Italian
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:53pm [Dine in]

Stopped by on limb to try this place out.

Food was excellent and service was truly outstanding. Even though Yaletown is overun by more expensive trendier establishments Amarcord has its own small village Italy feel to it.

Had the Tagliatelle Bolognese and it was superb. The servers were on point with service and I left feeling I got great value and an excellent meal. In comparison the prices are very reasonable.

Will be back for sure.

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Balkan House7530 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
OK food , big portions but rundown restaurant
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

Had a share platter that had far too much meat and not enough extras like sauces to go with it. It's a carnivors dream to eat here since they have signature schnitzels and sausages and other pan fried and grilled meats.

Service was great but the part that killed me is the decor and state of the restaurant. I felt like it was cold war times somewhere in 1914 Russia or something. Seats, walls were falling apart but still somewhat bearable. I believe this place is family run and we have to be a bit forgiving about the decor and ambiance.

I don't think I'd repeat unless I wanted to pig out on greasy (but tasty) meats with no end.

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Gudrun Tasting Room3500 Moncton Street, #150, Richmond
Not bad but wouldn't come back.
Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

Nice decor and something like this is more of a novelty for me. I think this setup would do much better in a faster pace night life district and being a frequent visitor to Steveston I decided to give it a chance.

I'm turned off by the price and only went for a share plate and couple of glasses of wine with my wife. We did enjoy what we had but we would of spent more if the prices were lower. The owner shouldn't assume that every person that comes in understands the concept and really needs another hook (like lower prices) to get people to repeat business.

No value in my opinion and I left scratching my head if this place will survive.

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Elephant & Castle385 Burrard St, Marine Building, Vancouver
Not bad..
Submitted Friday, January 30, 2009 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

Had the bangers and mash, apple crumble (awesome) and calamari.

Calamari was a bit small but overall food was good, ambiance was fun and pub like and I'd come back. Service was good too. I liked the fact they had free wifi!

What was annoying was the crazy vent at the main entrance that activated a blast when the door opened.. what is that?

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Kedah House1652 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Great value for rare cuisine
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 2:42am [Dine in]

Don't bank on the cool fine decore. It's basic and that's all you get. What matters most is you get what you paid for!

Date and I spent under 30$ for a good taste of Malaysia.

Again nothing fancy from the environment to the silverware bu the food was excellent.

Had the gado gado, nasi goreng and sate.

Good portions and no entree is over 10$ really.

Overall great home made malaysian cuisine in the middle of nowhere.

We'll be back.

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Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant3866 Bayview Street, #140, Richmond
Sweet patio but not worth $$$
Submitted Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - 2:38am [Dine in]

Love the feel and the concept but the menu looks like a ripoff of almost every other mainstream restaurant. Ahi Tuna, calamari, pastas etc...

If the price were in line with the calibre of food I'd give a higher rating but they really need to fine tune not necessarily the menu but the quality of food. Ahi Tuna tasted ultra soggy on a bed of mixed greens, calamari tasted bland and the apple crumble wasn't what I expected. Seemed like some sponge cake or bread at the bottom of a crumble?

Bill was just over 100$ between my date and I and I think it should be in the 60-70$ range.

The patio however had an unbeatable view and they'll do well with the tourists for sure.

Service ended up being somewhat satisfactory but they seemed understaffed ine the serving dpartement. Three hostesses and we were never assigned a server. Waited nearly 25mins before we got a drink order taken.

When will Steveston have a truly great modern style resturants so we don't have to go downtown for it?

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Tramonto8811 River Rd., Richmond
Great food and worthy of 5 stars in Richmond
Submitted Monday, April 21, 2008 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

Upon entering I wasn't impressed with the decor. It's not my style and this is just personal preference. Seemed like thay had to make do with the floor plan given and they did.

We ha da nice table besed the private room and we wanted to go all out tonite. We wanted great food and that's what we got.

We started withthe antipasto for two and it was a party on a plat that ended up in our mouths. Perfect blend of sampler sized goodies and great bread to accompany it.

I had the tagliatelle as the entree and that was a big hit. A talgiatelle noodle tossed in a rouille with chucnks of fresh expensive seafood. Better than I expected and I'll be back for it.

Worth the money. Maybe not a place you go to every week but for those who want to treat themselves to a nice upscale meal in the Richmond area without having to go downtown. This is the place.

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Reflections Restaurant and Lounge3900 Bayview St, #140, Richmond
Very nice restaurant operated badly.
Submitted Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

This restaurant had been the talk of Steveston. We were hoping that finally someone would fill in the void of the upscale fine dining in the Steveston area and were excited to dine here.

The location is pier side facing the water. Nice decor and simple yet classy. We couldn't argue that we liked the feel of the restaurant and upon entry it seemed promising.

Now for the bad part. I think this is where they fail miserably. The food offers NO value whatsoever and the chef should spend more time on quality, taste and bigger portions that the presentation of the food.

They need to get back to basics because we spent almost 175$ between 3 of us and LEFT HUNGRY!

If they tripled the serving sizes I'd say it'd be worth the price. Instead they are charging us for what looks like fine dining dishes with not much food quality and not a whole lot of food.

We're not downtown now and the menu is rather ambitious. We don't mind spending the bucks as long as we see value and this wasn't it.

oh yeh.. and to add to it...

14$ martini's.... You couldn'd spend that much on a martini at the Waldorf in New York and I've been there!

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Correli's Restaurant3900 Bayview, #160, Richmond
A true Gem in the heart of Steveston
Submitted Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

Had dinner on what was a very busy Sat night. We had to wait about 10 mins which we didn't mind since I always would rather dine at a busy restaurant that one that is empty. It was a good sign.

It's a moderately sized restaurant with a Mediterranean theme and upon getting our table we were greeted very promply by our waitress. It seemed like there was maybe only two waitresses working and this place was completely PACKED.

Our food was fantastic and were were totally blown away by our final bill. My date and I are used to dining all over and we were able to get a full three courses and a couple of glasses of wine for under 80$!

I can see why they're busy .. they have no competition! Better food, better service and great ambiance.

We wished there were still more options in the Steveston area with high calibre standards but I simply haven't found any until now.

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New management
Charthouse Restaurant3866 Bayview Street, #200, Richmond
Steveston's biggest rip off
Submitted Monday, April 21, 2008 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

For such a reputation of being one of Steveston's finest the Charthouse has fallen far too short of being that.

Ate there last month with a couple of friends and what is a highy recommended hot spot we ended up being pretty dissapointed. Vegetables on our entree were mushy and nothing seemed all that "fresh" We were paying downtown prices for dishes that were almost borderline cafeteria food. Hell , they served me a better meal at my last stay at the hospital.

Service was good but everything else just wasn't up to par for what we paid for. If the prices were half price it'd give it good value for mediocre food but most entrees fell in the 21-25$ range and didn't deliver.

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