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KheikoTough streets of BurnabySince July 10, 20083 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Ddoo Gau Bee4501 North Road, #203, Burnaby
Good portions!
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

I just want to say a few things before I start my review, firstly, I'm not a Korean food connoisseur, nor do I claim to be; I've only been here once; and I'm not too hard to please.

That being said, I tend to be a bit leary when I try Korean/Japanese restaurants because I had a bad experience before (it was a korean made chicken teriyaki), but generally most sushi that is made in the lower mainland is either by places like this, or made by Chinese people LOL.

I thought since we were in a korean place, let me order korean food... unlike the majority of my table mates who went for typical Japanese dishes, which they serve. I must say the chicken teriyaki box (sans rice I believe) was quite large for 10-10.95$. If you don't eat too much, thats enough to share for 2 people, and yes, even without the rice.

I went for jap chae, which I somehow thought was a staple korean thing, but was oddly in their "delicacies" or speciality section. It was a lil pricy at 15$ but when we got it, it was huge bowl/big serving, that honestly would be god to split between 3-4 people. I thought it was not too salty or underflavoured (like the review below me), and the veggies were nice. I generally like the natural taste, and personally thought it was balanced.

We also order some roll sushi combo which took a while, and it was pretty cheap for 2 rolls but by the time we got it I was already full from the Jap Chae!!

From my personal experience, I found the service to be pretty good, and none of the servers (mostly guys) were slacking, Everyone was busy and tried their best to cater to everyone in the restaurant, which is fairly big in size.. and was pretty packed for a Sunday evening.

It's good for group of friends or families, as the tables tend to be for bigger groups, or for smaller groups. The decor is decent, after all as long as it cleans and it doesnt hurt your eyes too much, what does it matter how pretty the interior is, you're here to eat the food!

Like I said earlier, I'm not too hard to please, so I was generally pleased with everything. The food serving was good, and that's coming from a girl who can eat more than a regular girl AND guy can (yes I know disturbing) so you can definitely get your money's worth, thats where true Asians like myself gravitate too!

I recommend you try it out, and hope you have as good of an experience as I did!

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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
A TRUE GEM in Burnaby (in an old folks home of all places!)
Submitted Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

Hi Genki has a special place in my heart. Perhaps that is coz I love asian foods in general, specifically Japanese, but this place - time and time again is just such a great value!

A couple things, it can get really busy here in the weekends and lunch houses mid-week that people will and do line-up. You might be disheartened and leave - and thats fine but do come back and you will not regret it. There is a reason that people though are willing to wait - so you must come back to try it. Ambiance is obviously... well solid. They do that they can. It's not a place to admire art on the wall but even that you actually can do since there are some nifty crafts around - and on a summer day the view outside with the sunshine and plants are quite nice. so it really depends on you. It's not comparable to downtown restaurants but I'm not paying to look at the interior design of a building... im paying to eat!!

The location is really funny too, in an old folks home :D who would have thought haha... but I think thats gives it more of a charm.

Now for the good stuffs. I personally think this is one of the best places I've been to. I recommend it to everyone I know who has not been. Service is generally pretty good. This is the place you should tip well compared to other restaurants since you can actually see how hard the servers are working. They could use a bit more servers though for faster service but understand that since its not that big of a place the guys and girls working the tables are generally busy and have their hands full so sometimes you have to wait a bit to get their attention. Oddly enough, they are really quick at asking you if you're ready to order (after sitting for 2 minutes!) haha.

I find the food extremely flavorful and portion wise its really generous. That is probably the top reason why I love this place!! You can get full under 10 bucks and probably have some leftovers for tomorrow. The authentic home made dishes are really different than your cookie cutter japanese (but technically made by chinese or some korean/vietnamese) bento boxes found at most Japanese restaurants in the lower mainland. This place has actual Japanese people making the food and this is PURELY my opinion and experience, but I find its generally better at restaurants that have that. And no I'm not being racists, I'm Asian too! :P

Anyways, if my review hasn't bored you yet - just try it. You may or may not like it, but fans of Japanese dishes probably will. If not to try the flavorful food and get generous portions, its a very worth investment and interesting experience. After that experience you can decide if you'll have a place in your heart for it too!

p.s.

the desserts are really good as well. you HAVE to try the ice cream tempura... basically ice cream covered in corn meal/cereal type batter that is fried and they put strawberry syrup on top. God!! hmm

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Anducci's6011 Hastings St., Burnaby
Unless they do a major staff & practices overhaul, skip it
Submitted Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 4:24pm [Dine in]

As someone who sometimes visit this site to see opinions of others (which is always a hit and miss), I felt so strongly about leaving my opinion here that I HAD to sign up. Now that I have, I realize I don't really need to repeat myself since most of the reviews pretty much sum up this place. As a new reviewer, I will follow/answer Dinehere's suggestions on how to write a review (also hope that my angry and disappointment at my dining experience here do not seem too passionate that they delete my post! hah!):

* Did you enjoy your experience?

NOT REALLY, NO.

* Would you return and/or recommend this restaurant to others?

HELLZ NO

* What specifically did you like/dislike about the food, service and ambiance? Make sure you justify your ratings in the review text.

ALL the negatives mentioned by everyone else, the young, untrained "just pretty but thats about it staff", a few of the pasta dishes tasted the same really, too dark a place, ditto the coldness, and slow slow slow.

* Was it worth the money? Make sure you justify the value rating in the review text.

NO I did not think it was worth the money of our dinner host who graciously bought it for us as he just happily graduated uni. We ALL thought it was pretty bad service with food being "decent/-ish okay". I generally like most foods but there is a huge different between ok and DELICIOUS. The flavours were mild and not very strong. But just in general the service was pretty bad it pretty much scarred our party of 10!

You'd have to be under the influence of something to come back to this place :) sorry but thats the truth!

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