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legacysansWhite Rock, SurreySince July 25, 20108 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Coney Island Seafood15487 Marine Dr, White Rock
Super Yummy and Friendly Staff
Submitted Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:10pm [Take-out]

I've been to Coney Island Seafood for cod and chips three times now, always with friends and family, and everyone has been blown away by the crispy, fresh, delicious fish and the high quality french fries. Well worth the wait time, in my opinion! Service is always friendly and polite. Once, when my sister, 2 nieces and BIL were visiting from Vancouver, we decided to eat on their patio rather than find a picnic table by the water. My BIL had nowhere to sit (not enough chairs) so a young lady from the restaurant dashed out with an extra chair, totally unbidden. I thought that was a very nice thing to do and my BIL was grateful for the chance to eat sitting down, especially after carrying my youngest niece on his shoulders all the way from the pier to the restaurant. (Spoiled kid!) Any time I need a friend to help me with something (i.e. moving a couch, hanging a pendant lamp, removing a hornet's nest from the eaves), I bribe them with Coney Island fish and chips. Works like a charm. :)

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Black Tuna Sushi1459 Johnston Road, White Rock
Prices not as advertised on website
Submitted Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 5:52pm [Take-out]

I reviewed Black Tuna's website menus before placing my take out order and was pleasantly surprised with the prices. I neglected to notice that the website's copyright date at the bottom of the window was 2005. I guess the online menus have 2005 prices. The difference was only about $3.00 total but I think it's poor business practice to advertise one price and then charge another. Otherwise, the service was friendly and efficient and the restaurant is conveniently located. Unfortunately, the food was just okay. My rolls came with pretty carrot blossoms and the rolls were generously sized. It just wasn't very flavourful.

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Shochi Ku Japanese Restaurant1357 Johnston Road, White Rock
Stale, oily, undercooked.
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2014 - 12:12pm [Take-out]

The service was friendly and fast. Conveniently located. Agadashi tofu was swimming in oil, under-cooked and mushy. The dashi seemed to be watered-down soy sauce. The gyoza dumplings were hard around the edges and the dipping sauce, again, seemed to be watered-down soy sauce - inedible. The tuna & salmon sashimi had generous portions. The farmed salmon was fresh and shiny and was nicely marbled - good flavour. The tuna wasn't tuna. May have been tilapia. Whatever it was, it wasn't fresh - dull sheen, rubbery texture - and had no flavour whatsoever. I ended up throwing most of my dinner away. Very disappointing and very poor value - I won't be going back.

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Asa Sushi2178 West 41 Avenue, Vancouver
I can't even
Submitted Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 8:44pm [Take-out]

Wow, that's some bad sushi. I've lived in Kerrisdale for a few years now and had gone to ASA Sushi half a dozen times and, while the sushi was never great, it was passable and a bit less expensive than the other sushi places in the neighbourhood. They have recently done some renovations, have a new website, and a nicely printed take-out menu by the front door. I wondered if they were under new management so I thought I'd give them another try. I ordered some Agedashi tofu (lightly battered deep fried tofu in dashi broth) and a tuna and salmon don (rice bowl). The tofu was hard and crunchy and the dashi was simply watered down soy sauce. There were a ton of diced green onions and some shredded nori in the dashi but it did nothing to improve the flavour or texture of the dish. The rice in the don bowl wasn't sushi rice – it was a long grain rice with the flavour you'd expect from Uncle Ben's. The fish wasn't fresh – the tuna had no flavour, a dull sheen and a rubbery texture, the salmon was inedible. In fact, I'm not even sure it was salmon. For $20 (including tax) there was no value in my meal as I had to throw a lot of it out. A very disappointing experience.

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George's Pizza6109 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Updated Review
Submitted Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 6:03pm [Take-out]

In 2010, I wrote a glowing review of George's Pizza. However, I've stopped going there after experiencing two sub-par pizzas that were doughy, mushy and tasteless. I suspect that George's has changed hands and the quality of their pizzas has dropped considerably. The wait staff is still very pleasant and courteous and the wait time for my take out order was reasonable but the pizza was mediocre at best. Gone is the zesty tomato sauce, the olive oil brushed crust with light sprinkles of sea salt. Gone is the tangy cheese and perfectly roasted garlic, the fresh basil and caramelized onions. The pizzas that I had (within a few weeks of each other) tasted like they came from the frozen food section at Safeway and the doughy, mushy crusts sealed the deal. Sad to lose George's – even my picky Dad liked the pizza – but taking my business elsewhere.

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Bon Bistro and Bar611 Courtney St, Victoria
New Chef at Bon Rouge!
Submitted Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

I just had the most wonderful meal with my parents at the "Bon Rouge Bistro" in Victoria. My favourite martini, the "Brigitte Bardot", was perfect and the sliced, warmed baguette in our bread basket was a fresh, chewy sourdough which was a nice change from the traditional. For an appetizer, I had a fresh salad of micro-greens topped with paper-thin pear slices, generous daubs of creamy goat cheese, and a scattering of dried, sweetened cranberries in a deliciously light vinaigrette. For the main, I enjoyed seared scallops on fresh squash ravioli with a slice of tender pork belly and julienned apple in the most mouth-watering, piquant sauce I've ever had the pleasure to encounter. I wasn't quite sure how the pork belly would work with the scallops (which were seared to perfection) but it provided a rich, savoury, slightly smoky balance to the sweetness of the squash and the apples. A truly exceptional meal that I'll remember for a long time!

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Pier 733500 Cessna Drive, Vancouver
Good service, unacceptable food
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 7:22pm [Dine in]

I met my friend at Pier 73 for a drink and an appetizer or two. The restaurant wasn't busy (we got there late afternoon) and I was looking forward to some tasty food and drink. My friend was having draft beer and seemed quite happy with it. I ordered a Lemon Drop martini and I have to say it was the worst Lemon Drop that I'd ever had. The glass was sticky, the sugar on the rim of the glass was all over the place and seemed to be glued on, and there didn't seem to be any lemon juice at all in the drink – it was just essentially watered down lemon vodka in a sloppily prepared martini glass. After a few sips, I gave up and ordered coffee.

Food-wise, we ordered the small plate seared Ahi tuna. It was supposed to come with wonton crisps but didn't. It came with a salad that (a) hadn't been washed and, (b) had pieces of lettuce that were brown with rot around the edges. The salad dressing was some kind of creamy poppyseed (I think) and had been dabbed on very sparingly – the salad leaves that we picked out that weren't brown were, for the most part, undressed. The tuna was rubbery and tasteless and the orange roe on the corners of the square dish tasted very fishy (which means that it was old or hadn't been properly refrigerated). We sent the tuna back and one of the cooks came out to talk to us about it – when we said the salad hadn't been fresh and the tuna was tasteless, he actually said "you can't always trust the salad". Then he asked us if we wanted to try another slab of tuna. We declined. The chef was polite and thanked us for our feedback but didn't seem at all surprised that we weren't happy with our food. I joked with my friend that I was going to call Chef Ramsey on this place.

Our waiter was attentive and friendly although he startled me when he came up behind me and reached in front of my face to get at the candle so he could light it. The views were very nice – it's always fun to see a working marina – but I'd never go back. Why would I when there are so many other waterside restaurants to choose from in Vancouver? If Pier 73 wasn't associated with the Delta Hotel, I'm sure it would have failed very quickly a long time ago. Overall, a very disappointing experience.

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Avenue Grill, The2114 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Frozen Veggies? Really?
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

I recently moved to Kerrisdale and a few weeks ago I went to the Avenue Grill for dinner with a friend. Loved the ambiance of the place and, besides one other couple, we were the only ones there on a Thursday night. We ordered from the chalkboard menus and enjoyed a martini (even though martinis weren't featured on the drinks menu). My friend ordered a special, a paella, which she enjoyed. I ordered the veal cutlet with a red wine reduction, potatoes and veggies. The veal was swimming in a metallic-tasting, hyper-salty brown gravy that featured sliced button mushrooms, so uniform in size I can only assume that they were originally canned. What meat I could find underneath all of the gravy was tough and leathery. The potatoes were frozen French fries and the veggies were again suspiciously consistent in size and texture - I can only assume that they were originally frozen. For this sad, prefab entrée I paid close to $20.00. I'm sure it was a karmic kick in my butt for ordering the veal in the first place but, even so, if you can't even provide fresh vegetables with an entrée, why offer it at all? And frozen McCain fries? Really?

I hear that the Grill is great for breakfast so I will try it again, but I'll never go back for dinner. Really disappointing.

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