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Lanie23VancouverSince July 11, 200653 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3.2)
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Parkside1906 Haro St., Vancouver
Great DOV
Submitted Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

I had the onion cheese tart as an appetizer. It wasn't how I expected- I guess I was thinking it would be crisper for some reason, but the sauteed onions made it quite soft. Still good though, and good size. I upgraded to the rack of lamb for my main. The lamb was a bit on the fatty side, but overall, was good. I had the blue cheese dessert- big portion, tasty. One of my friends had the chocolate trio- oh, I wish I had gotten that! Very rich chocolate ice cream, and the cookie that came with it was divine.

I liked the cozy, dark ambience of Parkside. I think we had three plates of bread- as soon as we were finished one, they immediately brought us more. Very good service.

Would come here again.

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Splitz Grill4242 Main Street, Vancouver
Not as Good as Whistler
Submitted Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 11:10am [Dine in]

I absolutely loved this place when I visited the location in Whistler. The one in Vancouver isn't to the same standard- in Whistler they PILE on the toppings. I remember in Whistler, the cheese was a small mountain on my burger. In Vancouver, the burger is only average size. It still tastes good, but can't rave about it.

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White Heather Tea Room1885 Oak Bay Ave., Victoria
Great value
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 11:49am [Dine in]

It is very rare to find a quality afternoon tea for under $20, but White Heather does it. We arrived about 15min early, and unfortunately there is nowhere to wait inside the restaurant- you are pretty much blocking the door. We actually had to leave, wander around some adjacent shops and come back. We ordered the special Christmas tea which replaced their usual $38 tea. So much food! We barely had a chance to taste the desserts and ended up taking most of them home with us. I can't really comment on the tea- it tasted good, but I'm no connossieur. The food however was good, though I wouldn't say the sandwiches and desserts are as refined as when you go to most hotels for afternoon tea. The scones were comparable though. Overall, I would say it was a good experience, but I noticed a difference between White Heather and the more expensive places.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
Perfect place for a very quick steaming bowl of Pho
Submitted Friday, September 28, 2007 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

Server is quick to take your order- too quick I'd say. The last few times I've been there, they come up to the table almost immediately after you sit down. Then they come back to try again 2 minutes later. Then if you still don't give them an order, they leave and forget about you. Luckily it isn't too hard to wave someone down. The food comes out very quickly. The pho soup is amazing- the large bowls are $6.50 and you get so much food and it is so tasty. I think the spring rolls are great too. Decor could use some updating

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Hakata Sushi887 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Don't go here- unless you have lots of time...
Submitted Monday, September 17, 2007 - 10:28am [Dine in]

A friend and I went to order takeout on the weekend. It was about 6pm and there was no one in the restaurant. Should have took it as a sign. The waitress seemed pleasant enough; we ordered some rolls and she told us to have a seat and gave us some tea while we waited. And waited we did. There looked to be two chefs there, so I'm not sure what the hold up was. What really ticked me off was that after we had arrived, a family came in to eat in. They ordered after us, and had gotten all their food as we continued to sit there. Finally the waitress brought me my order. But then we had to wait an additional ten minutes for my friends order!! We didn't leave there for 45 minutes. The family was more than halfway done their meal. The sushi was okay, though the rice was kind of packed too tight. With the many sushi restaurants on Broadway, I never need to go back to this place again.

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Fish On Rice4361 Kingsway, #201, Burnaby
Beat AYCE in Burnaby
Submitted Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 11:43am [Dine in]

Went for the AYCE lunch. $11.95 includes a choice of soft drink. Very good selection for lunch. The gomae and ebi sunumono were great and the sashimi was awesome- fresh and very big cuts. The rolls were tasty as well.

The service was good in the beginning- unlike some other AYCE places, we got exactly what we ordered, though some of the items were slow to arrive. Once all the food arrived, we didn't see another server, ever. We had to flag someone down twice asking for the bill.

I would definitely come back!

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Splitz Grill4369 Main St., Whistler
Burger left a lasting impression
Submitted Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

What can I say- wow! I tried the beef burger (they had chicken, veggie, lentil, lamb etc.)- big selection of sauces and toppings which they were very very generous with. Think this was my first time having alfalfa sprouts on my burger. It was very hard to get the burger in my mouth, it was so full! Incredibly tasty. Splitz sauce was great.

A new location in Vancouver is set to open soon- can't wait!

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Ok, but slow food
Submitted Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 11:17am [Dine in]

As other reviewers mentioned, the food here is cheap. $2 California roll, $2 spicy tuna, $2.5 yam tempura roll. Yet the food is not that big so you do need to order more to fill up, kind of negating the savings. The rolls I tried were all very tasty, esp. the avocado roll. The service was not very good. The place was not busy, but it still took quite a long time for the food and our tea never got refilled. Also, we could hear the workers talking about the customers from the kitchen! Not professional. So many restaurants on Main, probably won't be coming here again.

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Burnaby Palace Restaurant3110 Boundary Rd, Burnaby
Good neighbourhood chinese food
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

Very good canadian-style chinese food. What is great is that you can order on-line through yummyweb. I haven't sat in the restaurant, I have only ordered take-out (you also get a 5% discount), and every time the service has been great. They have always provided disposable plates/cutlery when asked and they even gave us some extra spring rolls for free!
Tons of food, good prices.

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
Am I hallucinating?
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 4:52pm [Dine in]

Is it just me, or are the rolls bigger at the Cambie st. location? At Cambie, I remember thinking, wow!! These are humungous! But at Davie, while they are bigger than average, but I wouldn't rave about the size. Not that my criteria for good sushi has anything to do with the size, but at Samurai I've come to expect that I'm going to get a huge roll. Don't get me wrong, the Davie st. location sushi tasted fine, I just expected bigger. Back to Cambie I go.

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Bay Sushi Cafe678 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Good choice for quick sushi downtown
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2007 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

I found this place when I was going to Granville skytrain station. Good inexpensive sushi place with daily specials. I got a california roll, chicken teriyaki roll and yam roll (16 pieces) for $5.95. Take-out style, but you can sit in the restaurant, and they offer tea that you can pour yourself. Been a few times, and would definitely visit again when I'm in the neighbourhood.

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Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant152 Chadiwick Court, North Vancouver
Not bad, but better at many other places
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

I went and got take out the other day from this place which is very close to seabus exit at Lonsdale Quay. The food tasted fine, the salmon was very red in colour (wild?), but it was smaller than average with not much filling in the salmon and avocado rolls. The prices were okay, but for what you get, you could definitely do better elsewhere.

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Silver Palace Seafood Restaurant4818 Main Street, Vancouver
Dim Sum- yum yum!
Submitted Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 3:44pm [Dine in]

Highly recommend you make a reservation because this place is always busy. The dim sum is great and the food comes very fast (no carts, just tickcard). Only downside is some of the waitstaff are not very friendly and it always seems to take a while to get a credit card rung through. But the food is delish and the price is right.

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Daimasu4680 Kingsway, #106, Burnaby
Meh....
Submitted Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Nothing really stood out at this place. Perhaps the surroundings were a bit better than some sushi restaurants, but then again, you are paying a bit more for it. One thing I did have problem with was their supposed California crunchy roll. When did a crunchy roll consist of a roll with Rice Krispies on it? Not impressed.

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Bon's Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo St., Vancouver
Good and Cheap
Submitted Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 4:05pm [Dine in]

Tried the $3 breakfast. Well worth it for the price. The butterfly sausages were yummy and eggs were cooked just right. Really couldn't complain at all. I liked the atmosphere- the only thing that could be better would be the service- the server was fine, but the service was very slow.

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Robson Sushi Japanese Restaurant1542 Robson St, Vancouver
Great AYCE lunch
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2007 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

$9.99 lunch on weekdays; $10.99 weekends. Would choose to go somewhere else for dinner, but for lunch I think they have a great selection. Excellent avocado rolls and Alaska rolls. The seafood motoyaki is quite greasy- wouldn't recommend. I think for the selection & price, it is hard to beat (at lunch). Sometimes the service is very poor, but the last few times it has been pretty good.

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Pepitas Restaurant2015 Burrard, Vancouver
Nothing to write home about
Submitted Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

This place was DEAD when we arrived. We continued to be the only customers through the whole evening. I guess it was a Monday night, but still, don't know how they stay in business. Had the enchiladas. The salad was pretty so-so and the refried beans were blackbeans that look like they had been scooped out of a can. Not awful, but far from great. Unlikely to go back.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Dim Sum
Submitted Sunday, December 3, 2006 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

Really enjoyed having the old style carts. Food was good, but could have had more variety. Service was slow- there were long periods where there were no carts coming by, which was hard because we were very hungry!

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Pink Pearl1132 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Good Dim Sum
Submitted Friday, October 27, 2006 - 2:53pm [Dine in]

Chose this place because it wasn't too far (ie not in Richmond) and they had the traditional carts. There was a big group of us, so we tried a number of different dim sum, all up to standards. We ate a lot and ended up paying about 10 bucks a head, which was fine by me. Would come here again.

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Vera's Burger Shack1935 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Okay burger, overpriced
Submitted Friday, October 27, 2006 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

Spent over 10 bucks for a burger and fries, and I didn't really even think it was that great, at least not for the price. You can get a much better burger platter at Crave, and it is a nice sit down restaurant.

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