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kitslsurreySince August 27, 201013 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance4 (4.1)

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Came here twice: 1) Bachelorette party and 2) Anniversary
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2014 - 11:50am [Dine in]

I've been here twice. The first time was for a bachelorette party back in May and the second time was Sept 26. Both times have been great. I have had exceptional customer service both visits. The first time, our waiter was also the bartender, and while he was doing two jobs at once, he was very attentive to our group. Additionally, he gave us several shots for free in celebration of my friend's last day as a single woman.

The second visit was for my anniversary with my boyfriend. We had our reservation for 7 and were seated within five minutes. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. Our drinks were brought to us in a timely manner. Our food was brought by another staff member, but as we sat and ate, our waiter, another staff member, and possibly the manager all came out (at different times) to see how our meals were. That may have been a bit too much, but it shows that they care.

I ordered the seafood brochettes with lobster mashed potatoes and their signature brussel sprouts, and my boyfriend got the spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta came with a white sauce with goat cheese and four large meatballs in tomato sauce - I would recommend both of these dishes. For the bachelorette night, I also got the seafood brochettes but some other dishes that stood out was the crab gnocchi and short rib pasta. The only issue I had was that my sangria was more sugary than I expected.

If you are here for a date night, I would recommend it. I've read some stories about large parties and their negative reviews, so it seems like if you are in Glowbal Grill for an intimate night, you'll get taken care of well, but if you're here with a large group, you'd be waiting for hours. I haven't been here with a big group, but I've been to Italian Kitchen (owned by the same company) and the wait was ridiculously long for larger parties.

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Water Street Cafe300 Water St, Vancouver
Dineout Vancouver 2014
Submitted Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 7:21pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I met up with our friends for a double lunch date as it was mine and my friend's birthday. I wasn't expecting too much as some of the reviews on this site gave the restaurant a low rating, but I actually really liked the food.

Food:
We all chose to eat from the dine out menu. I was a bit skeptical on the portions since we had all gone to Italian Kitchen a couple weeks ago and received small portions, but this restaurant proved me wrong. My SO and I ordered the caesar salad for starters. The dressing was very good. I'm not sure what was in it, but I suspect that there's horseradish or dijon mustard in the dressing, and it really completed the flavors. The croutons were a bit oily but the herbs added a nice touch. Our friends ordered the crispy green salad with raspberry vinaigrette. If you like the sweet and sour mix, this starter is for you. Our friend found it a bit on the tart side, but overall, it was a rather light and refreshing salad.

For our entree, my SO and I ordered the carbonara. I could see the butter pooling at the bottom of my dish, and while that was a bit off setting, the flavors itself were amazing. I wanted to save my meal for work on Sunday. Our friends ordered the chicken with sundried tomatoes pasta. We didn't taste it, but they gobbled it down. They said it was slightly spicy so if you are into spicey food, this might be for you.

Our dessert was a light and refreshing mango and strawberry sorbet. It's a palette cleanser and a very nice ending to such a heavy meal. The sorbet has the perfect balance of sweetness and fruit so it isn't overpowering for sweetness and it doesn't make you feel like you've gained several pounds.

The portion sizes of the food was very good. I was stuffed. The salad isn't a skimpy two-three bite salad. The entree is a perfect amount of pasta for one meal. The portions aren't huge like Zefferelli's or Anton's Pasta Bar, but for a finer dining establishment, you get your money's worth.

Service:
Service was good. Our waters were refilled properly. My only issue is that they ran out of the beer I wanted to drink with my meal, and had only one bottle of my second option left. Our waiter was attentive enough without being bothersome.

Value:
$18 for a three-course meal. We ate at 12 noon and it's almost 6:30pm, I am still very, very, very full. I would say that the portions and value were great.

Ambiance:
The restaurant is across the street from the clock, and it is a cozy establishment. We were here in the day and it was nice to see people walking around doing their own thing.

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Great place to satisfy your sweet tooth
Submitted Monday, January 20, 2014 - 11:14am [Dine in]

My SO and I come here every chance we get when we are in Vancouver to buy their macarons as we are huge fans of these expensive little cookies.

Food:
We mainly come here for the macarons. They are actually quite big compared to other macaron shops that we've been to, which gives the value of these macarons a 3/5. Obviously we would like them to be cheaper as they are still pretty small cookies, but what can you do. At $2/macaron, you get a bigger cookie than L'Opera in Richmond, who also charges the same price per macaron. Notable flavors are the salted caramel macaron, vanilla macaron, and the maple pecan macaron.

We have tried some of their chocolates and cakes. Yes, they satisfy your sweet tooth, but we would prefer the macarons over their cakes.

Their coffees honestly don't stand out to us at all. We would prefer to buy a drink from Starbucks.

Service:
Outstanding. During its' busiest times in the night, we are often served in a minute or less. If we choose to sit down, they will bring us our treats and coffees. I can't think of anything else to say about their service because they've been great to us and there is nothing to complain. They have never messed up our orders.

Value:
The price really isn't that bad. It is definitely on a little bit of a more expensive side, but what do you expect when you are downtown? Like I mentioned before, the price of the macarons are decent with the size that you get. Other shops have much smaller macarons.

Ambiance:
Loud and packed. They have a small seating area indoors, and a small seating area outdoors. I have never been in there during the day, but if you are heading towards Thierry's anytime from 10pm-12am, they are usually packed full of people lining up for some dessert or you'll have problems finding a seat.

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Mediocre food, loud environment, great place to hang out
Submitted Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

I came here for my 23rd birthday last night. I had many recommendations from my colleagues and friends that this place was one of the best restaurants in town, so I decided I'd host my party here. I made a reservation for 15 people three weeks prior to the event, confirmed with the hostess on the phone a week later, and then the day before my event, I reconfirmed with the hostess that it was for a party of 15.

The majority of my party showed up early, and the hostess came up and asked if I had booked a reservation for 12. What? I thought we had gone over the party size 3 times already? No big deal - none of us were in a rush and the restaurant was already packed. There's no point in making a big fuss out of a misunderstanding. However, we were not seated for another 30 minutes despite the fact that I had made reservations.

Let's talk about food:
I can't give an honest review on the food because I was so sick that I couldn't even taste anything. I got the seafood fettuccine and although I couldn't taste it, I think it was probably pretty decent. The portion size was fair. I'm quite a large portion eater, so to say that I was full and satisfied is a lie.

A few of my friends got their $28 dine out menu. And they were disappointed with the portion sizes. I realize that it's a sampler menu but wow, 5 little ravioli's for the entree? They gulfed it up in two bites.

What is worth your value though is the platter that is $21 a person that needs to be shared with a minimum of two people. You get a long dish with 3-4 different pastas and it looked delicious.

Dessert was pretty good! I was able to somehow taste my dessert, but the portion of the dessert was rather disappointing. I suspect it's because I got the dessert for free, but I shouldn't be eating too much sweets anyways. I ordered the salted caramel chocolate torte with earl grey ice cream. Man, it was delicious. The ice cream tasted fresh and homemade served on a bed of candied pecans.

This is an upscale restaurant, and as most people know, portion sizes are small where as presentation is more important than the amount.

Service:
Well, I ranted a bit about the party size mix up already. The service was mediocre at best. Our waitress was very nice, and did come back a few times to make sure we were okay, but it was difficult to flag her down because of how busy it was. On top of that, a group of 30 people were also seated around the same time we were there. A friend of mine had his scotch accidentally topped off with water and the waitress was extremely nice in replacing the scotch for him even though we didn't ask for another one. Overall, aside from the early mix up, we had exceptional service. Our waitress was very catering to our needs and when I ordered off of their regular menu rather than the large party menu, she didn't give me any kind of attitude or say 'no'.

Value:
For the price that I paid for my meal, it was good value. The reason why I gave the value a low rating is because of the dine out menu. For $30, it wasn't worth it. It wasn't filling. You are better off ordering from the regular menu and be just near full. The guests who ordered off the dine out menu came into the restaurant starving, and left the restaurant hungry.

Ambiance:
Slightly too loud, but it is a great environment to be in when you are with your friends. This place is obviously a well established environment, so even the most negative review on this page won't run the place to the ground. Despite the small portions, I would like to come here again.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The1795 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Had a good experience
Submitted Monday, September 17, 2012 - 3:19pm [Dine in]

Not sure why there are so many bad reviews about the Boathouse, but I personally had a pretty good experience. The service itself could have been a little bit better, but it wasn't too bad either.

I ordered the seafood pasta, and it was great. The sauce was delicious and the pasta was cooked exactly the way I liked it. There were lots of pieces of fish in my dish which surprised me since most places give you a small amount of seafood. I got two large shrimps and a jumbo scallop on a skewer. My date ordered the 3 pieces of fish and chips. I was expecting 3 small pieces of cod, but the portion size was massive. Whatever the tartar sauce was, it was really delicious.

The service, like I said, could have been better. When we walked into the front, one of the hostesses was having a conversation with someone who looked like a friend. They were talking about whether a shirt fit or not and didn't really pay much attention to us. The other hostess helped us out pretty quickly after that. Our server was friendly and she came to check up on us a couple of times so that was good. She wasn't overbearing, but she was still there.

Value is a little pricey, but I'm not complaining. I expected small pieces of seafood regardless of whether or not the restaurant was a seafood restaurant. I'm not upset about the price of the food, but when it came to drinks, I felt that it was a little bit too expensive.

Ambiance was good. We were seated on the patio so we had a great view of the water and the palm trees outside. It was dimmed with heaters, and it was overall a very romantic experience. I would definitely come back.

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Assini Greek Restaurant Pizza & Pasta15551 Fraser Hwy, #109, Surrey
Not bad for a cheaper restaurant
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2012 - 12:34am [Dine in]

I came here with my best friend for a quick lunch date and to catch up over the past several weeks. When we went inside, it was dark and only had one customer. The waitress greeted us immediately and gave us a table right away.

Food:
I ordered the Kalamari Rice Plate from their lunch menu, and my friend ordered the lamb souvlaki. Within a couple of minutes, our soup came. It was some chicken soup with vegetables. It reminded me of a watered down chicken pot pie without the crust. I enjoyed the soup. Lunch came within fifteen minutes, and it was a ginormous plate of food. The kalamari was nice and crispy, and the batter had some flavors to it. My favorite was the tzatziki sauce. The caesar salad dressing was pretty good too, I think they use yogurt for it. The rice was okay, it was just rice to me. For a meal less than $10, I got a decent amount of seafood on my plate. My friend's lamb skewer was full and it looked juicy. I didn't try the lamb, so I can't review it. She ate all of it without complaint though.

Service:
We were the only customers there, so I don't see how the waitress would be able to mess that up. Fortunately, she was attentive, friendly, and informed us that she would be absent for 5-10 minutes as she had some personal matters to take care of. No biggie, she was back in no time.

Value:
I can't complain for a massive plate of food for less than $10!!!!

Ambiance:
I wasn't too big on how dark the restaurant was, and I felt that the music was just a little bit too loud. The darkness in the middle of the day made it feel like we were having a dinner.

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Guu Garden888 Nelson St., M101, Vancouver
Small portions
Submitted Friday, January 13, 2012 - 1:27am [Dine in]

I came here with a bunch of friends for dinner. It was my first time and it was their second to a million times. Although I enjoyed the food, I didn't understand why they were so hyped up about it.

Food:
Solid, great tasting food. I really liked it. I ordered the chicken karaage and tuna tataki. Apparently the portions used to be MUCH bigger than what our table got and my friend even showed me a picture of it. I was disappointed with the amount I got. I ended up ordering an entree sized dish of udon noodles. Despite the small portions, I would definitely go back just because the food tasted great. It's great - because I hate udon noodles... and I actually liked the dish I was served. My boyfriend, however, ordered the duck and it was 8 extremely thin slices of duck arranged in a circle with drizzle all over. That was the most dissatisfying portion we've ever seen. That being said, the duck was sooooooooo tasty that we almost forgot that we were upset about the small portion.

Service:
I was dissatisfied with the service. Although our orders came shortly after we ordered, the waitress never came back to see if our table was doing ok. When she started clearing empty plates off our table, she told us our bill was ready. We had plans to order more drinks and desserts. We ordered a couple of shots, and while we were deciding on a dessert and more drinks that we were going to buy, the waitress brought us the bill even though we were just about to ask her for more food. So we just paid and left. The kitchen staff shouted goodbye to us as we were heading out the door, so I guess that kind of made up for our waitress.

Value:
I felt that overall, the value is pretty decent. $9 for a MEGA beer!!! And cheap hi-balls!

Ambiance:
Amazing. Loud. Lively. Great atmosphere. Awesome place to hang out with your friends.

Overall, I did enjoy my time at this restaurant. The waitress wasn't impolite or rude, but she gave off the impression that if we weren't going to order anything quick, we should just leave and chill elsewhere especially since she brought the bill the moment we finished eating/drinking. Despite that and the small portions, I would definitely come back, especially for the tuna tataki.

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Nagoya Sushi9175 148 St, Surrey
good place to eat at
Submitted Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 10:00am [Dine in]

I've been here a few times with my friends. The owners are extremely nice and their servers are nice as well. They're very helpful and they're always smiling at their customers.

Foodwise, I've had better, but this restaurant is the first restaurant where I've seen sushi in art form. My personal favorite at the moment is the crazy roll, which is deepfried california roll. If you want to deep fry your sushi, it's only an extra dollar. The portions are pretty big. I ordered a T.S.S roll, and it was HUGE. They do not skimp out on the portions on sashimi and I know many restaurants that give you small amounts of raw fish.

Service is very good I've never had to wait more than a minute or two to get in even when it's full. The owners give you miso soup on the house, and most of the times that I've been there, they've brought out food on the house. Like I said, they are always smiling so it gives a good atmosphere. These people enjoy their jobs.

Value is great. It's cheap and affordable, and the portions fill you right up. You literally cannot complain about their prices.

I find that it's very cramped in their and I do not like the dividers between the tables. But it is a small restaurant, and their food/service/value makes up for the crampiness.

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Moxie's Classic Grill10608 151A St, Surrey
Better than the last few times I've been here
Submitted Sunday, April 17, 2011 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

I've been here a total of 4 times, 3 out of the 4 i have left extremely unhappy with the service.

Food:
I originally had this at a 2 star rating because of my entree and the fact that the nachos were completely burnt. The seafood linguine tasted like something I make at home for half the price, it was bland and didn't taste very good. The mussels were cooked perfectly however and I think the portions are smaller than the last few years. I also ordered the wasabi tuna tartare with baked crostinis. It was again, nothing too special. The rest of the party ordered the combo appetizer platter. The med bread was tasty along with the miracle whip/cream cheese dip and the calarmari was soggy. The birthday girl ordered nachos for her appetizer and they came out completely burnt. Very disappointed in the food.

Service:
We sat in the lounge and the waitress was very attentive. Overly attentive, actually, but it's better than not being attentive at all. She was dressed properly, and always carried a smile on her face despite the lack of mannerisms from my friends. When the nachos were sent back, she was apologetic even though it wasn't her fault and offered to either remake the nachos or take it off the bill. I was happy with her service, and I feel bad that my party made have made her feel uncomfortable or annoyed.

Value:
I do not mind paying 20$-30$ for a plate of pasta or for anything actually, but the lack of seasonings and flavor does not make up for the price I paid.

Ambiance:
Great feel to the restaurant. The hostess greeted us as soon as we walked in and took us to our seats. For a Saturday night, I was disappointed in the lack of business around dinner time. The lounge wasn't busy and the main seating area didn't appear to be too busy either. I did like the 'bar' feeling to the lounge though.

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Cafe Deux Soleils2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
poetry slam night
Submitted Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 10:52am [Dine in]

I only came here for the poetry slam because of an assignment for class, and my co-worker had recommended this place. Despite bad reviews from the other reviewers, I found this place quite enjoyable. It was jammed back at 630, there were absolutely no seats left so my partner and I had to share a tiny table in a corner where we couldn't even see the stage. Luckily, a group of six left so we moved to that table and shared it with others.

Food:
I would never willingly go out to eat vegetarian food but I found the food here pretty tasty. My partner ordered a soup and sandwich for me. I'm not sure what the soup was but it was really good. The sandwich consisted of foccacia bread, sundried tomato pate, alfalfa sprouts (ick), cucumbers and tomatoes. I hate alfalfa, but the pate masked the taste and the sandwich overall was very good. It's not the best food for the price, but it's nothing to complain about either.

Service:
I didn't even go up to the counter to order and the employee managed to find me pretty easily. When I was finished with my food, another employee promptly cleaned off the table. Another employee had also come to clean up the other plates that were on our table from the other people we sat next to.

Value:
Anything under 10$ is good enough for a broke ass college kid like me.

Ambiance:
It was a very loud atmosphere, and I enjoyed it. The patrons were all cheering for the poets on stage, the poets were talented and their performances were amazing. I got a chance to participate as a judge and while I was booed a couple of times for giving lower than expected scores, I found it fun. Great atmosphere, great crowd, great performances. Had a great time.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1121 Alberni Street, Vancouver
yum, steak
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

It was my birthday, and I wanted to go downtown to enjoy the city with my friend. Having read mixed reviews about this location, I was a little skeptical.

Food: as always, the food has been great for me. I love the Keg. My steak was cooked at a perfect medium rare. I got the Sirloin Oscar, and they loaded my plate with mashed potatoes and lots of seafood. No complaints there.

Service: Outstanding. Our waitress was very friendly. She asked what we were at the Keg for, and offered to help my friend and I take pictures when I took my camera out. When she came out with our food, she checked back a couple of times to make sure everything was okay. When we were finished our meals, she brought out the Billy Miner pie and wished me a happy birthday, and again, offered to take pictures.

Value: I think it's decent. Not the cheapest, but it's not like you can't afford it.

Ambiance: The front is a little too crowded and too dark for my liking. The dining area is good though, adds a hint of romance to it.

I'd come here again.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
it's alright
Submitted Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

They say, "you get what you paid for", so anyone expecting a superb meal should not bother. The fish is alright. I can't really taste the difference but I've gone back to Cockney Kings a few times with a couple of friends. I've had mixed service. Usually the servers are friendly and attentive to your needs. They will come and tell you that the kitchen is about to shut down so you can make your last orders.

My worst experience there was the last time I was there (maybe a month ago). I went with a party of 5 as usual, and we made our orders. It was 7pm when we got our food. Since the boys were hungry, they chowed down the fish and chips within ten minutes. Our server never came to check up on us until 7:30 even though we had tried to get her attention. We asked for more fish and she said that the kitchen had shut down already. When we told her that nobody told us that the kitchen was shutting down, she gave attitude and told us that we should know they shut the fryer down at 7:30. Another server came to our table and told us they would give us another order and apologized for our original server. We weren't rude about wanting more fish, but we were a little annoyed at her responses. Overall, it's a decent place to get your fix for F&C. Service is kind of 50/50, but it's not terrible to the point where I wouldn't want to go again.

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
Meh, it's okay
Submitted Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:25am [Dine in]

It's an okay place to hang out. My friends and I go there quite frequently to eat dinner when we're bored. Don't expect the waitresses to be incredibly friendly. Some of them are nice, and some of them are extremely rude. I usually never tip at this restaurant either based on the service. The food is okay, it tastes good if you want something simple and cheap - after all, you get what you paid for. The prices are decent and affordable, the meal size is pretty big for the price that you pay for. The ambiance is good. The restaurant is usually packed but the longest I've waited for a table was 15 minutes. I recommend this restaurant if you're looking for something simple, fast and cheap, but I wouldn't recommend it to people who expect five star service. You won't get it.

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