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lazyhusbandBurnabySince March 31, 200631 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
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Santouka Ramen1690 Robson Street, Vancouver
Best ramen in town
Submitted Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Best broth in town. You want good ramen? You need good broth and al dente noodles. Santouka has both. I have tried the Shoyu, Miso, and Kara and each bowl did not disappoint. Good amount of noodle and just enough heat on the soup. The cha-shu...a little fat to go with the lean, oh so good! Try it and thank me later.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
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Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 1:09am [Dine in]

For the $100 I spent at Kiss Ya Mama, I could have come here, ate like a king, and have money left over for a movie for two and a bubble tea. Where do I start? How about...get the chicken wings!! Everyone in the restaurant orders it so you might as well too. I finally got a chance to try the butter beef, talk about exotic!! If you can stomach eating raw meat, try this dish, it's very unique. There's so many good dishes here - spring rolls, lemongrass chicken, filet beef on rice, list goes on and on. And the sauces at this place, just amazing (hoisin with hot chili oil, fish sauce, pepper sauce for chicken wings).

To all the restaurants that I have given a poor review, I suggest you come here, eat the food, and learn how to run your establishment like this all time Vancouver favorite!!

I LOVE THE PENH!!!

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Kiss Yo Mama4926 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Whatcha talkin' bout Mama??
Submitted Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 7:58pm [Dine in]

Read the reviews and thought I'd give this place a try with my friends. Always like to support the 'little' guys. Went there on a weeknight and the place was empty. A little scared to see that but what the hell. Ordered the jerk chicken, jerk pork, curry chicken in the wrap, bbq chicken and some drinks (ting, fruit punch). The drinks were excellent especially the fruit punch. The food, not so great. Jerk meats were salty and portions were small for the price. The meats had no 'fire', just salty, which is not what I expect for 'jerk' sauce. Bby chicken wasn't too bad but two pieces for like $13/$14 is totally not worth it.

The service here was great but since it was a slow night, hard to rate. Mama and the waiter was friendly and went out of their way to give us a good experience so no complaints there. However, the food was just 'ok' and for what you get, prices were WAY TOO HIGH!! I rather spend my hard earned money elsewhere.

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Uncle Fatih's Pizza1685 Broadway East, Vancouver
Overkill on the toppings
Submitted Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 12:16am [Dine in]

I ordered two xl pies, half/half specialty toppings on both. On one, meat lovers and vegetarian and on the other, sweet and spicy and chicken pesto. Both pies had plenty of toppings so that wasn't the problem. The problem was they forgot the tomato sauce and the cheese, definitely NOT enough. The toppings kept falling off because of the lack of cheese and the pie was a little on the dry side. Also, most vegetarian pizza have fresh tomato but this one didn't, a BIG disappointment in my opinion. A suggestion to Mr. Fatih - get rid of the broccoli and put on the fresh tomato AND get better quality artichoke hearts. Blows my mind that someone would put BROCCOLI on pizza. More sauce and cheese on the specialty pizzas will take this place from avg/good to GREAT. At this time, this place does not compare in quality with Bella Pizza or Trocadero's. Look forward to epicurious' review.

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Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver
A little overrated
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2007 - 11:31pm [Dine in]

So it was that time of year again, my friend's birthday and a new restaurant to try. This year's selection was Pinpin.

As always on our birthdays, we like to go all out so we ordered the lumpia (spring rolls, 12 mini ones), garlic rice, crispy pata, tadyang ng baka, sisig, bicol express, some eggplant salad, halo halo and the jello with coconut.

I thoroughly enjoyed the crispy pata, tender pieces of pork hock along with a great sauce that goes good with the rice. We were told that there would be an extra $1 charge to make it crispy, which was a little confusing since the menu did say crispy pata and not pata (so no idea how that works!). Lumpia was a good appy starter. The baka was tender with lots of sauce and very interesting taste. Bicol express was solid, goes good with rice but probably slightly too coconutty for me and didn't find it that spicy (I can handle spicy so this was kind of mild!).

Now for the ones that I think are over-rated. First, the sisig. What is this dish? Tiny little pieces of meat cooked on a hot plate with onions, really not that much flavour. Eggplant salad (can't remember the name) was bland. They give you this salty fish paste with it and I gave it a taste - UM NO THANKS! Halo halo, it was ok but honestly, rather go get a HONE DOW BING at Golden Oscar. They cheap out on the red beans and although big, didn't taste as good as the chinese drink. It also had these other beans in there that added no flavor to it. And then the recommendation by the manager, some dessert with shaved coconut and jello. According to her, better than the halo halo. Well let me say this, IT SUCKED. Had not taste, jello was not sweet, coconut was not sweet, and whatever else was in there was not sweet. Terrible thing to recommend to non flips.

Service - you have to ask to get.

Overall, worth a visit but not as AMAZING as everyone says it is. I gave it 2 and 3 because it is decent to solid in my opinion but not outstanding.

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
Average service, great prices
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

Visited this joint on a weekday during lunch and found the service to be a bit slow. We were the first in line and nobody came to greet us or take our name. There were only two servers and one was making drinks at times. A few tables had dirty dishes on them and were not cleaned up after the patrons left. So for service, it was nothing to write home about. As for the food, had the cheeseburger with bacon and it was pretty good. Actually, for the price and with an entertainment coupon, it's excellent. The potatoes are a little strange, tasted ok but rather have fries. All and all, a good place to go for some pub grub. If you want service though, don't come here.

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Manchu Wok935 Marine Drive, #11, North Vancouver
Better than some restaurants
Submitted Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 9:29pm [Dine in]

I have visited this place a few times and have never left disappointed. Food is always served hot, flavour is just right, and service is prompt. My usual order is the two item combo plate which comes with fried rice or noodles. For me, it's always fried rice with curry chicken and orange chicken. The curry chicken is tender and the sauce goes great with the rice. It is not too spicy but spicy enough to hit the spot. The orange chicken is tremendously flavourful. Chicken is lightly battered and not overdone and made with real oranges in a rich tangy sauce. Depending on the day, there's also butterfly shrimp, chicken balls, kung pao chicken, beef and broccoli, and black pepper beef just to name a few.

Since this place is in a mall, I can't really comment on the ambiance. My rating on that was based on the cleaniness of the serving area and to me, it is solid.

If you are ever in Capilano Mall, give this place a try. You will not be disappointed with the quality of the food for the price. It is better than some chinese restaurants that I have visited. Also, after a hard day at work, this place is a great alternative to cooking. And don't forget, free fortune cookie!

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Pho On Ya
Submitted Monday, October 2, 2006 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

Checked out this place this past weekend because I was feeling in a pho kinda mood. I ordered the large rare beef/tripe/beef brisket pho noodle soup and it was very satisfying. The soup was nice and hot (temperature wise) with just the right amounts of green onions and regular onions added in. It was not oily but light and refreshing. My bowl had ample amounts of noodles and meat and price was just $5.85. Unlike Pho 66 on Hastings, this place is not limited in the pho combinations, vast array to choose from.

Service was excellent. I asked for ice water, they brought it right away. I asked for little dishes to squeeze my hoisin in, they brought it right away. I asked for extra smaller bowls and a fork, they brought it right away. This is one place that goes that extra mile to make the customer happy and I applaud them for that.

Inside is very clean with some recent updates/renos done.

Overall, good food, prices, service and cleaniness makes this place a worthwhile visit for any pho lover.

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Pho 66 Vietnamese Noodle House3663 E. Hastings Street, Vancouver
Water with ICE!
Submitted Monday, July 31, 2006 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

Wow, a place that gives you plenty of ice in your water, what a change! The reason I like this place (besides the ice water) is that it is clean inside and it not too loud and busy. It is a very roomy restaurant and the place gets lots of natural light (Pho Hong, although good, is a little dungy inside). Now to the food..

Had the pleasure of trying the pho in the hot and sour soup with beef and prawns. It was just spicy enough to satisfy me (I can eat spicy) and it had just the right amount of sour - very refreshing soup indeed.

Overall, it was a good experience. The range of pho combinations is not as vast as other viet restaurants and the dishes are slightly more expensive but the service and cleaniness of the restaurant more than make up for it. If that's not enough, the waitress is pretty cute too!

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Ap Gu Jung Restaurant1642 Robson St., Vancouver
Great value
Submitted Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 6:39pm [Dine in]

Had a chance to try this restaurant twice last week and both visits were enjoyable. I don't remember the names of the actual dishes but certainly can describe them. On both visits, I had the kimchi seafood pancake for appetizer and the spicy pork dish with rice. Also tried the pork dumplings, the beef with potato vermicelli, the spicy squid, and the kimchi stew with pork. I would stay away from the stew dish as it wasn't very good. The other dishes on the otherhand, were flavourful and well priced. I especially enjoyed the large pork dumplings. The waiter was very good at refilling our waters and on both occasions, we rec'd the free side dishes (yes, I was with a caucasian friend on the second visit so no discrimination there). The restaurant is clean inside and nicely decorated and the food arrives at your table fairly quickly. If you've been thinking about trying Korean food, check this place out.

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No. 1 Beef Noodle House4741 Willingdon Avenue, Burnaby
No.4 on my list
Submitted Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

I came here opening night and ordered, of course, a bowl of beef noodle soup. Soup was GREASY OILY, not much noodles and definitely not much beef. In my opinion, their bowl of beef noodles are not even close in comparison to Lao Shan Dong, Taiwanese Beef Noodle House, and Tony's (across Oakridge). Also had the potstickers which wasn't too bad but due to the inattentive service, pricey menu, small portions and the OIL in the soup, I cannot recommend this place. My only hope is that they read this and change the soup. Would like to hear from people who have eaten there recently to see if they have improved.

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Floata Seafood Restaurant180 Keefer Street, #400, Vancouver
One for the Gwai Lo
Submitted Wednesday, May 10, 2006 - 12:09am [Dine in]

My friend and I like this place for dim sum. While it's not the cheapest, it does have a nice mix of gwai los and chinese people. The restaurant also offers plenty of space and is fairly clean. You don't feel like you're playing bumper cars with your chair with the guy behind you like some restaurants (BIG LAI PLACE!). You also can wheel a stroller in here cuz frankly, I am sick and tired of folding up the stroller and lifting it over people's heads to get to the back of the restaurant. And unlike Golden Swan, you will be able to find a parking spot in the PAID underground parking lot. This eliminates all the cheap bastards who wait in the free parking lot outside the restaurant for somebody to leave.

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ABC Country Restaurant2350 Boundary Road, Burnaby
Family atmosphere but not family cooking
Submitted Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

If you like hospital food and you don't want to wait in emergency for 4 hrs, come visit this place. I really can't distinguish the two. The food here is comparable to 1.) a hospital 2.) tv dinner 3.) bad cafeteria food. It is not cheap either. You can easily spend $30 for two. Whatever you do, don't order their pork chops. It comes with some sort of packaged gravy and vegetables you would find in frozen meals. No wonder all the old folks come here. The food tastes like what they get at the old folk's homes.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Good Late Night Spot
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 11:40am [Dine in]

If you're into the late night food run with the relative from out of town, then this is a must stop. The food is consistent in quality and price. I usually get the rice noodles with bbq pork and beef tripe and something on the side. The service is not that friendly. They pretty much take your order and bring it to you. When they do come around to fill your cup of tea, they almost always spill some onto the table. Can you say 'cho low'??? I can...in chinese translated I say...SMALL TIP FOR YOU!!!

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Golden Oscar Cafe & Restaurant3868 Rupert Street, Vancouver
Good Selection And Reliable
Submitted Sunday, May 7, 2006 - 12:50am [Dine in]

An all around good HK style cafe to try. Offers a large selection of drinks. I recommend the hone dow bing (red bean on crushed ice drink) for those late night visits and the clubhouse sandwich. They also have early morning specials that are quite the deal. This place won't blow you away but it's the type of place that you can rely on when you are looking for a fast, decent priced and quality meal when you are not in the mood to cook. Cash only.

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White Spot1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Snail's pace
Submitted Saturday, May 6, 2006 - 10:20am [Dine in]

When I go to White Spot, I always find that either the service isn't good or the food isn't good. They can never get both things right. Had lunch with a party of 12 or so and it took about 45 mins for all the food to come out. Don't understand it as most people ordered salads and burgers, pretty easy to make items. I had the Monty mushroom burger and I quite enjoyed it. A little small but that's always been their trademark. The coleslaw and fries, didn't care for it. They really need to improve their soggy fries. This location has been renovated and it's very modern inside. They also have a nice patio outside which would make the wait for the food a little more bearable.

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
So good I had TWO!
Submitted Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

Finally got the chance to try this place out tonight and it did not disappoint. I ordered the large bbq beef brisket sandwich and baked beans. The sandwich comes with sauteed mushrooms and onions mixed with their homemade bbq sauce. The bun is super soft and one bite into it, I was in heaven. This sandwich basically reminded me of the first time I bit into a Krispy Kreme doughnut. The meat is so tender and the bun is so soft that by the time you finish eating it, you don't even notice it one bit in your stomach. I could literally eat 4 or 5 of these in one sitting. The beans were good too. You can tell they were homemade and not Heinz.

After the sandwich, I had a dilemma. I was still hungry and wanting more. I decided to go with the charbroiled 6 oz burger over the pulled pork sandwich. I added sauteed onions to my burger and had the potato salad as my side. The potato salad was solid but not amazing but the burger was excellent. It is made with ground chuck steak and packed with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, mayo, ketchup and a deli style pickle. The presentation was excellent also. Burger was sitting neatly on the plate and it looked good enough to photograph for a burger poster. It is not as messy as a Vera burger when you attempt to eat it, which is a good thing!

All in all, a must try place. Only complaint...the side dishes are a little small. I will definitely be back to try the pulled pork sandwich and will make this my regular stop when I am craving for a burger or a sandwich. Also, they have two tvs up on the wall so it's a great place to catch a hockey game and hang out with friends.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Memoirs Of A Ramen Noodle Reviewer
Submitted Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 12:49am [Dine in]

I've been here twice and on the second visit, I ordered the ramen noodle with cheese (the menu says the girls dig it!). I thought that maybe I had stumble onto a new type of aphrodysiac. Just had to see what all the fuss was about.

The quality of the noodles is always good at Kintaro but portion size could be improved. The cheese in the noodles made it interesting but for $8.25, I could have done without the cheese, ordered a regular bowl, and then had a BAS (buck a slice). However, I do put cheese in my instant noodles at home now thanks to Kintaro.

On another note, this place needs some serious air conditioning. It is usually hot and muggy in there. This doesn't help when you are having a bowl of hot noodles. For all the business that they generate, you'd think the owner could afford some a/c in the joint?

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Ningtu2130 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Ning who???
Submitted Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 12:05am [Dine in]

You probably don't recognize the name but give this restaurant a try. I've had both lunch and dinner here on numerous occasions and what you get is solid. The food comes out FAST (sometimes too fast) and is good quality. Some of my favorites are the hot and sour soup, spicy szechuan green beans with minced pork, steamed dumplings, and the chicken served with the dark vinegar. The place is usually packed at lunch on the weekends so don't get there too late. One of the better shanghai restaurants in the city.

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Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodle House4887 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Great on a cold winter's night
Submitted Monday, May 1, 2006 - 9:03am [Dine in]

One of the best noodle places in town. Worth driving across the city for. The hot sauce, vinegar and oil just goes great with their dumplings but if you want extra flavor in your bowl of noodles, I suggest adding a little vinegar and hot sauce to it. I remember the first time I came here one cold winter night, the patrons who wore glasses couldn't see...their glasses fogged up from the steam from the bowl of noodles. Free underground parking available.

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