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KickAssDudeVancouverSince September 3, 200629 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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East Fusion Food88 West Pender Street, #1021, Vancouver
Poor meets Expensive
Submitted Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 4:43pm [Dine in]

Wow, initially from what I read on their menu at the door about "Noodle in Soup" is choose 1 toppings $2 and choose 2 toppings $3. If you choose your noodle will be $3. I thought it's too good to be true ... and it was!

So I have 2 toppings and didn't choose my own noodle which means I would go with their default noodles then. Well, they charge me $6. They charge me $3 for 2 tops and $3 for the noodle and no charge for the soup (how generous).

Get this, 1 toppings have 5 wontons, how many do you think you get for 2 toppings, say wontons and dumplings? Still 5, 2 wontons and 3 dumplings. I thought 5 times 2 is 10???

Anyway, this whole menu is confusing. Basically I agree that this is a total scam to honest people who comes in.

I don't want to explain myself too much about my terrible experience but I would strongly suggest you should ask them to clarify the price before you order if you ever being so unfortunate landed there for a meal. If they don't, don't feel embarrassed, just leave. Being a consumer you have every rights to walk out.

And good luck with this place.

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Pho Queen8368 Capstan Way, #1318, Richmond
Now that's a chandelier
Submitted Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 3:41pm [Dine in]

Not much to say but the food is better than a lot of Vietnamese places. Service is acceptable. I went for the Raw Beef Noodle and I am very satisfy with it. Soup base is nicely done.

I know it is silly to talk about decor or ambiance in a Vietnamese restaurant but I just couldn't resist making fun of their chandelier. I mean it is the size of a Christmas tree ( 8 ft long ?? ) being turned upside down and nailed to the ceiling. It is absolutely breath taking, Check it out people.

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Fatburger serving Ricky's Famous Breakfast1995 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
I got a HIT
Submitted Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 3:30pm [Dine in]

We were there a few months back but I totally forgot about it until now. After reading some of the reviews for this restaurant, I guess it's a hit or miss. We got lucky and it was a HIT.

The burgers are hot, tasty and huge. Onion rings are crispy and fresh which is unlike the one on Denman (don't go there!!!). The only thing I have to say was their service, the waitress is far too busy chatting with customers and not enough attention to other tables.

In general, Good food, Bad service, OK value and Interesting retro decor. Maybe we would go back one more time.

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Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Gooood Foooood at Burgoooo
Submitted Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 3:12pm [Dine in]

This is our first visit to Burgoo and we don't know what to expect. We were both excited and scared since from the look of their menu at the door, it could spell heaven or hell.

It wasn't too busy in the restaurant at the time we were visiting, afterall 3pm is quite an unusual time for lunch. We were seated promptly, ordered our coffee and we started our journey through their menu. There's a nice selection of dishes, no fuss in there menu at all.

We decided on French Onion Soup and Irish Stew which is our hostess favorite dish.

The French Onion soup is flavorful but not overwhelming. Not too salty either. Irish Stew have a very nice texture, very tender, very aromatic with herbs, plus a very generous portion.

In conclusion I would definitely come back for lunch or dinner again.

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Fortune House Seafood Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #2199A, Burnaby
It's my party
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 3:30pm [Dine in]

I like birthdays, especially mine. My parents can't decide on my birthday gift so they decided on buying dinner. This is where this restaurant steps in. We had quite a few dishes so I will rate as many dishes as I remembered.

1) Crab meat with fish maw soup - 8/10
2) Two course-Peking Duck - 9/10
3) Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs - 7/10
4) Salted Free Ranch Chicken - 6/10
5) Assorted Sea Food Bird Nest - 6/10
6) Assorted Clams Stir Fried - 5/10
7) Sweet Wheat and Barley Congee (Dessert) - 5/10

I think there are more but I couldn't remember it.

Atmosphere was fine though it was a bit noisy. If you are hoping for a quiet dinner then this is not your place.

The service is okay, but you have to watch out for the waiter/manager (MIB) who takes your order, he is quite pushy in our case and trying to sell us something we don't really want, like $5 scallop (per scallop).

Food is definitely tastier than before. There are more exotic choices too (hey, Chinese love to eat strange food).

At the end it worked out to be $22 per person (with the discount card). I guess it's a okay price for a middle high class seafood restaurant. Concluding this I wouldn't say this is a gem but if someone's buying, why not. I wouldn't go if I have a choice.

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Joe's Grill1031 Davie Street, Vancouver
Good Diner Food
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

Since we started living in downtoen, Joe's on Davie been on our list of restaurants for Saturday/Sunday eatouts. Hubby and I have been there many many times and it's all pleasant memories. Love their highly caffeinated diner coffee which gives you a super buzz. It's a nice average restaurant/diner with good food but no attitude.

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Floata Seafood Restaurant180 Keefer Street, #400, Vancouver
HELLO WAITER!!! Over Here
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

I remember hubby and I have been there before for dim sum so I guess we are eligible for our 2¢ worth. First of all, it is a very big place. There'a a lot of dim sum carts running up and down. The food did not leave us with a WOW impression. But then when you are paying so much, you should lie to yourself and say " wow, what good dim sum they got." It was $40, almost $50 bucks for two people to actually get filled up. I mean we are not exactly big persons and I don't eat much and still .... $50???? Hmmm....

P.S. I forgot, we have to use our hunter instinct to hunt down a waiter, I mean any waiter, to just get us some tea. "HELLO!!! Over Here!"

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S & W Pepper House4500 Kingsway, #1812, Burnaby
For the Yunnan cuisine
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

It was Boxing Day, hubby and I were shooping at the Crystal Mall. We were getting hungry and there's not a lot of restaurant open on this day. We walked pass this place many many times before but never tried it, so in we go. It is a popular place as far as I can remember. We were lucky to get a table in less 5 minutes. The food is delicious, and I was curious where is it originated from, so I asked. The guy who looks like the owner told me it is Yunnan Province's cuisine. Definitely recommend this place to friends.

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White Spot580 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Best White Spot in Vancouver
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

It is better than your average White Spot. The staffs are friendly, the place is clean and food is yummy. Friends told me that this is the best White Spot in Vancouver which now I can believe after visiting it myself.

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White Spot1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
One word - Rude!!!
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

Not much to say about this restaurant, the food was cold and their staff was RUDE .... I just couldn't type what they said but it was a racial gay comment. I would take a cab and just go down to the other White Spot down the road.

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White Spot4129 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
There are better White Spot
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 8:20pm [Dine in]

There are better White Spot but this is not one. We have ordered their famous triple-O burger which they forgot the triple-O sauce. Also a fish and chips which the fish seems a bit burnt. Pasta was a bit under-cooked chewy. The service is acceptable, came take our drink order and food order afterwards, a coffee refill and the bill. No, she did not serve our food, somebody did it for her which he was a bit more polite and attentive. I would not return if I don't have to.

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill3860 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Our Place, Our Tradition.
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

It's New Year's Eve and it's been a tradition for hubby and I to go to this particular Swiss Chalet. This year two of our friends join us in our tradition.

In the past years, it was never busy on New Year's Eve but things have changed. The server was extremely friendly. We ordered our food almost rightaway. We have been waiting and waiting but nothing came out, The server came back quite a few times and letting us know there's a backup in the kitchen. It was alright for us since it's not eally his fault anyway. When the food came, our chicken was a bit dry and for my mushroom side, it was ... mini. Again, on the fair side, I never had any problem before with this restaurant and we are willing to over look this since it's New Year's Eve.

In conclusion, I will be judging in terms of all my visits instead of just one night. I would say it's very reliable and can deliver the same quality (almost) every time. Servers are always friendly. There will be more New Year's Eve to come with Swiss Chalet for us.

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New management
Yuum Yai Thai Cuisine1859 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Healthier Thai way to start a year
Submitted Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

It was 2008 New Year's day. My partner and I would love to try out something healthy, refreshing and a little bit different, especially after a night of drinking. We were driving along Commecial Drive and suddenly this little Thai restaurant caught our eyes. We went closer for further investigation on their menu. It consist 6 or 7 pages of selections , including appetizers, soup noodles, curries, etc. The restaurant is small but comfortable. The server/cook greeted us with a very warm welcome.

We started off with a Chicken Satay appetizer with big pieces of chicken with a very tasty white satay sauce which I cannot figure it out what's in it. Next we tried the Tom Yum soup which was enough for two people. This is not your typical Tom Yum soup in Thailand but more like a home cooking style Tom Yum. It is much more lighter and less spicy which the ones in Thailand is extremely hot and spicy, I would prefer this lighter version anytime. Lastly we ordered the Green Curry Chicken which was recommended by the waiter/cook. The spicy level again is moderate but enough to bring out the flavour. In conclusion, I would definitely go back for another meal. By the way, the server/cook was emphasizing that they don't use MSG.

This is definitely a good restaurant to start my year, I feel healthier already.

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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House3163 Main Street, Vancouver
Inexpensive Chinese lunch dishes
Submitted Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 6:42pm [Dine in]

Inexpensive Chinese lunch dishes, from $5.95 and up. Great food.

One suggestion though, you should bring a jacket with you since they have turn their air-conditioner on HIGH. Also due to their great air-con, you should eat your food fast otherwise it will be cold in 5 minutes.

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Bellaggio Cafe773 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tragic OPERA doesn't go well with food.
Submitted Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 11:28am [Dine in]

I must have passed by Bellagio a few million times over the years but never patronized this place before. I have decided to take a chance at lunch and see if it is a heaven or hell.

After entering the door, the decor gave me an impression of a restaurant which is buried deep inside a Tuscany Second Hand Book Store. The server is not exactly welcoming. Throughout the visit, the server was chatting with a friend while tables are waiting for services. I was afraid to flag her down because I might interrupt their important conversation. Let's move on to their menu. I am browsing from pages to pages looking for any eye stoppers. No, hmm, nope, hmm, still no. I have decided on a soup and sandwich with a coffee which usually is safe. Sidetrack a bit, interesting enough that I have found two fun trivia facts about this menu, Fish & Chips is considered to be a sandwich and a bowl of oatmeal (not your urban fare gourmet oatmeal) is an serving item. Soup is excellent. Sandwich is a roast beef dip which is alright. Coffee is definitely a NO, is brown color water.

To conclude, lunch is definitely a Fail Grade, hope their dinner is better. By the way, they really need to buy some more CDs. In case they didn't know, their one and only piece of opera music which they put into the infinite loop is driving everybody crazy. Tragic opera doesn't go well with food.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
oh my! I thought
Submitted Wednesday, September 5, 2007 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

After the renovation, the big hiatus of Kintaro, I finally have time to go and enjoy a bowl of my favorite Japanese Noodle Soup. I was there on a Wednesday night, 7 o'clock 'ish. I was seated at the bar seats where the chefs are. I ordered a BBQ Pork Ramen with Rich Miso Base Broth. After a 10 minutes wait I got my share of the noodles. The first glance into my bowl gave me a "where's my meal?" impression. I mean I am use to the old potions they gave us. Anyhow, I dig in and try the soup, "oh my!" I thought, the soup is warmish, close to cold. Due to the temperature of the soup, the pork fat is now solidifying on top of my soup and it's not a pretty sight. I also gave a bite and try out the pork and "yes", it is cold also. The only thing hot is my noodle. Anyhow I quickly finished it and ask for my bill, it was $10.44 and with a little bit of tips it'a around $13. Well, I don't think I would go back there for awhile until somebody is telling me that they are back to their normal Kintaro-self.

P.S. I had a bad tummy that night.

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Kimono Japanese Restaurant869 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Lunch is questionable
Submitted Monday, June 25, 2007 - 12:01pm [Dine in]

Husband and I were in the Japanese mood so we decided to try out this downtown Japanese restaurant for lunch. Well, everything doesn't seems to be what it is, let see where we should start.

Ambiance - The people who runs the restaurant are not Japanese, they are Cantonese probably from Hongkong because they have been continously playing Canton-Pop through out our lunch period.

Food - We both order a different Bento Box. The presentation was poor. The rolls were loose and the seaweeds are falling apart. Though the chicken teriyaki is acceptable.

Service - It's less than adequate, we have to hunt down the waitress to get us some tea, and it's not even busy at the time. I suggest the servers should be a lot more attentive to their patrons if they want more tips.

Conclusion - It was a lunch only so I was hoping they are a lot better during dinner time.

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Cafe S'il Vous Plait500 Robson Street, Vancouver
Small Potions But Tasty
Submitted Monday, June 25, 2007 - 11:24am [Dine in]

SVP reminds me of a malt shop, a nice one though. Hubbie and I decided on trying their breakfast pie and beef lasagna. It was very tasty and the cornbread which comes with it was lovely, though the potion was slightly smaller than I expected. I would definitely give it a try again and order their famous milkshakes. In conclusion, it was a nice experience.

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Nice Greasy Spoon
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 10:55am [Dine in]

Well, if you are not a big fan of greasy spoon then you are in the wrong place and don't complain. It's like complaining Japanese sashimi is a little bit too raw. Hon's is a very Hongkong style noodle house but is more clean. Food is good enough for their price, especially their lunch menu. One more thing, I found that the taste of the kitchen food (stir fry, etc) varies from one cook to the other. I find that the night cook usually is better but the afternoon cook usually gives you bigger dishes (as in like fried noodles, etc).

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
There are better in West End
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 10:37am [Dine in]

Ambiance - Interesting decor, looking like a movie set out of The Arabian Nights.

Service - They did not fill our water at all. We ordered a bottle of wine and they keep pouring our wine glasses up to the top. We feel like they are rushing us (or they were). They try to buss our table as quickly as possible so that you will pay the bill and get out of there. One more suggestion, smile should be free.

Food - I have to say is average. Don't get me wrong, food is good but ... is average good. It didn't leave an impression stamp in my head.

Overall - When it comes to food, I am a pretty easy marker. But there are better Indian Food out in West End like "All India" which is just across the street. Also one more note, we ordered a bottle of white wine which they suggested to be their exceptionally well rounded white wine for spicy food. With tax it works out to be $50 and BOY, we had a big disappointment.

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