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LiseBurnabySince August 12, 200623 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
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Kashcool222 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
Good fare but poor service
Submitted Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

If you ever want to try a good authentic Persian or Middle Eastern restaurant, then Kash Cool is a good place to start. It's located just a few blocks off the major shopping centre, off the beaten path.

The atmosphere is cozy with wonderful decor and even a fish pond set in the middle.

The food is excellent and everyone in our group agreed that the kebabs were moist and tender. It was a little sour for myself. I had ordered the chicken kebab with barbary berry and fried rice. The hostess recommended a yogurt drink to go with my food but I wasn't really interested in a milky drink so opted to go with plain water. The food was not spicy and delicious.

Of course, you cannot leave the Kash Cool Restaurant without trying their speciality - the non-nitcotine, non-tar hookah (water pipes) which comes in strawberry flavor. That was interesting to say the very least!

Apart from the excellent food, I must say the service is very, very poor and is something to be desired. We made reservation for a group of 12 people but three cancelled at the very last minute. Our hostress was upset because in her mind, she had lost three potential customers (the restaurant was not even packed!) and told us the next time we made a reservation with them, we should have the EXACT same number as asked for. I thought that was a bit rude.

We had to constantly asked for items like hot water, extra plates, menu... we were constantly being ignored. I personally felt insulted and not valued as a customer.

Apart from the service, the food was excellent. I would certainly recommend this place if not for the lousy service so be warned!

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Uncle Willy's Restaurants6411 Nelson Ave, #100, Burnaby
Chow Down Time
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:42am [Dine in]

First of all, Uncle Willy's has probably gotten a bad rap over the years. The food chain appeared to be quite popular in the 80s then took a nose-dive when folks started to go to other restaurants that offer buffet food in lavish surroundings.

I was quite surprise and pleased at the selection of food in this restaurant chain. Soups, salads, choice cuts of meat (pork or beef) by a server, rotiserie chicken, fried chicken, desserts, pops, coffee... the list is virtually endless.

No wonder people are starting to fly to this place.

It is good value for your money. At $13 or so (and you don't have to give tips), you can certainly feed a whole herd (meaning your family and cousins) in this place. Everyone can pick what they want.

My only complain is the blandness of some of the food. Don't expect much as this is, afterall, a buffet restaurant. Don't get too wowed by the food, it looks and feels like how it should taste.

Outdated decor.... there is pink EVERYWHERE. Carpet needs to be updated, plastic plates and pop-cups. Watered down pop. Torn seats. This place feels old and second-class then again, Uncle Willy's Metrotown has been around for a long time.

Avoid the dinner crowd during special days like Mother's Day or Father's Day and come early if you want to be seated right away. Overall, I would go back if only to satisfy my buffet needs and feed my family.

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Curry King Cafe4250 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Hong Kong Cafe - What you expected
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:29am [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant for a number of times and found it to be.... accepting. I stopped going to this restaurant when they changed my favorite dish. The Char Koay Teow started off being a seafood dish then they got rid of it and replaced with pork and other cheaper fillers.

My friend once asked them to make his steak medium rare. I don't know why he bothers to ask them. The steak came to his table pretty much the way the rest of ours came. Overdone.

The Hainan Chicken Rice was decent. Chicken was boiled just right, the soup came out comforting.

English seems to be a major struggle with the servers there. I asked for a few items to be subsituted (I'm not a fan of pork) and they did not understand me though they try. When it gets to be too busy, the service suffers from lack of staff.

Not the best but definitely give it a try if you haven't already.

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Boss Bakery & Restaurant, The4800 Kingsway, #238, Burnaby
Rush! Rush! Rush!
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:24am [Dine in]

You feel rushed. Getting your wait in line, your orders done... the place just feels so rushed and crowded. I'm not sure why everyone comes here to eat except maybe the price is cheap. Food quality is non-descript and standard.

Too many people and not enough service. Waitress rushing in and out, too loud to hear your companion over the table. Terrible interior decorating, it feels small and unwelcome.

I would rather eat the Crystal Mall on Kingsway than wait to be seated in this rather small and crowded restaurant.

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Wimaan Thai Restaurant1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Does not wow me
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:18am [Dine in]

The lunch specials from Winmaan is not too bad. I ordered the green curry dish and it came within 10 mins which was great for lunch. Food was decent.

At another time, I ordered the stir-fry seafood rice which was not too bad but again I wasn't wowed by it.

Boring. The same old same old.

Service was excellent. The owner was nice, a friendly guy who smiles and chats with you.

Inteterior decorating needs to be updated. Overall, this restaurant needs to be updated, foodwise and interior decorating in order to keep up with the fast and busy pace of W. Broadway.

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Royal Banquet Hall2122 Kingsway, Vancouver
Worst Place to have a Wedding
Submitted Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 4:52pm [Dine in]

My friend just had her wedding in this place and I must say, it is perhaps one of the absolute worst place to have your wedding. Upon entering, you are greeted with plastic blue roses and fake ivy plants hanging on worn white trellis.

The hall was lovely. I liked the lights and candeliar hanging from the ceiling but that was about it.

The food was atrocious! DO NOT have your wedding in this place. Not only was it 2 hours late, the food was tasteless and bland to say the very least. We were greeted with plates of taco chips (from packet) and dipping salsa sauce (from packets). A few measly carrot sticks and brocolli on a plate with dipping sauce (from packets).

The beef was tender but over-salted. The gravy was even saltier and you can tell the gravy most definitely came from a packet. The chicken pieces were so dry you can almost hear the dessert winds. Rice and noodles were bland and tasteless.

The salad was positioned at the wrong end of the table, it was placed next to the dessert with melting ice cream. The salad lettuce leaves were wilted, old cucumber slices, tomato wedges and bottles (!!!) of Kraft Thousand Island dressings on the side. You can tell how much thought they put into the presentation.

Ice cream served at weddings seemed like a great idea but to have your ice cream served just as you come off the buffet line seems laughable. Your ice cream melts while you're heating your meal and as a result, you're sitting there with a crappy fruit platter and ice cream sauce on top.

Service could be improved. There were absolutely NO WAITERS going around and asking if you needed anything. I asked for hot water when they started coming around and dragging their filthy looking trolleys and pilling up the plates into them. I got lukewarm water but hey, at least it came.

Terrible! Terrible! Terrible! I would not recommend this place, not even to my worst enemy.

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Simba's Grill7413 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Small place packed with flavors
Submitted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 6:32pm [Dine in]

Though this place is small, it is well worth the visit. The curries are heavenly, the kabobs are succulent and the service outstanding. I thoroughly enjoy my stay at Simba's.

The manager/cook is a decent bloke who chatted with customers. They even have a karoke 'bar' so you're entertained while you eat though I must say, they should get rid of this as the place is so small, the loud music seem to grate your nerves after awhile.

Not overtly fond of the fact that when you use your 2 for 1 coupon, you get quite a nasty look as if your coupon is not really appreciated in this place.

Other than that, I would highly recommend this restaurant for a taste like no other.

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Urban Buffet996 Homer Street, Vancouver
Mediocre Chinese Food
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

This is one of the worst places to serve Chinese food. If you enjoy mediocre food, not to mention food that's been sitting under hot lamp lights for eons, then this is the place for you.

Our first time there was not impressive. The decor was dark, the table was not clean nor was the floor free from food particles. The place was smelly and don't even mention the bathrooms! I almost slipped on my way there which did not help.

Sushi selection was limited and not the best. Afterall, when you have sushi sitting on the plate for a long time, you tend to get dried out rice. I was not impressed by the variety of food there. Everything I ate felt like I was eating at your local food court.

The place was packed... always thought this was a good sign. I supposed tour buses stop here to unload their unsuspecting Chinese tourists.

Avoid if you can.

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Goldilocks1606 West Broadway, Vancouver
Expensive for poor fare
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 5:47pm [Dine in]

The only thing going for Goldilocks are the pastries. I enjoyed eating these delicious treats even if they're a bit expensive. I supposed with very little competition going on, they can expect to charge whatever price they want.

Food fare.... poor. Don't expect too much about the food here. Most of it come in tiny containers that they merely pop into the microwave and serve to you. Every little container add up, by the end of my meal, I had paid almost $20 for a single sitting.

Not worth the price and there are better Fillipino restaurants/cafe out there.

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Broadway Chinese Restaurant1410 West Broadway, Vancouver
Fast Food if you've got nothing around...
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 5:41pm [Dine in]

The one thing going for this restaurant is the prices. Lunch specials are cheap, cheap and cheap. You can get away with ordering a lunch meal for under $5.00. This place gets crowded at lunch time due to the lack of restaurants nearby.

Food quality is rather poor. Don't expect too much. I ordered the Szehuan Beef and though I did not expect much, the food was so bad I had to throw away most of it. Hot and sour soup is one of the worst I have ever tasted.

Avoid this place if you can help it.

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Fish On Rice4361 Kingsway, #201, Burnaby
Not the Best but Not the Worst Either
Submitted Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 11:42am [Dine in]

When Fish On Rice first started, we were pleasantly surprise. The food was excellent, we were greeted with smiles and seated right away. One of the highlight was the non-stop pop which was a fantastic addition. The robata selection was one of the biggest selection we had seen in any all-u-can-eat Japanese restaurant.

Both dinner and lunch buffets are good value for your money. Go to either one and you'll be satisfy with the quantity offered by this restaurant.

Alas, my complains are many. After being a patron of this place for many years, I find that one of the owner (the one who greets you at the door) rude and arrogant. We had arrived with our child (under 3 years old) and was not greeted properly. We got the feeling that we were not really welcomed. Nevermind that the restaurant was not as busy, we were shackled off the worst part of the place.

We had asked for a high chair which came to us dirty and smelly. Upon seeing the chair, I changed my mind and asked for a booster seat instead. The owner gave us a dirty look but complied.

The last time I was there, there was a very strong smell of fish from where we sat. I lost my appetite to say the very least. Our food came in drips - it took a long time for my husband's second order of teriyaki to arrive. When we finally had enough waiting, we decided to pay for the bill... while waiting for the bill, our salad arrived. Goes to show how organized they are.

And don't even mention the bathrooms. Dirty. Disgusting. As you pass the kitchen on your way to the bathroom, you can get a glimpse of what goes on the floor.

Overall, the place is ok if you don't have too high expectations.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
Worst Ever Sushi Restaurant
Submitted Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 11:30am [Dine in]

Why people still go to this place, I will NEVER understand. Not only is this one of the worst sushi restaurant I have ever encountered, I have never been served by such rude waiters. Not to mention the quality of the food is questionable.

I thought I was the only one who experienced this but reading other reviewers makes me feed better. At least I'm not the only one who got sick after eating the crap (excuse the language) from this place.

It used to be better back in the hey day when it first started but the chefs/waiters/owners have gotten lazier and lazier. They have cut back on so many essentials that it's amazing to see them still in business.

This place is dirty (food on the ground), smelly (strong smell of fish) and dingy. The atmosphere reflects the quality of food served here. Children, even those under 2 years old, are made to pay.

Avoid! Avoid! Avoid at all cost. Even the Richmond branch fares no better.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Best Value for your Meal
Submitted Thursday, October 12, 2006 - 11:21am [Dine in]

This is one of the better all-you-can-eat meal around. I like the Lunch buffet, it is certainly better than most Japanese restaurants out there. Food quality is not so bad but when it gets busy, they tend to 'cheat' a bit - as in, food ordered no arriving or the fact my seafood motoyaki seemd to shrink in size with only a few sprinkling of cheese on top.

Service is outstanding considering the place can be busy. When asked for water, I got water within a couple of minutes.

Dinner buffet is wonderful. The selection of food is amazing with different cuts of sashimi. It can get busy, especially on the weekends so make sure you arrive early or call in for reservations.

And yes, the washrooms do need a bit of cleaning up every so often especially the mens. The womens is not so bad but they still need to be serviced every so often.

Overall, I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who want to experience all-u-can-eat Japanese buffet for the first time.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Go if you want to supersize...
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 12:06pm [Dine in]

Size isn't everything...

The moment you hit the restaurant, you have to wonder about the place. The first thing that struck me was the size of this restaurant. Small, cramp... not the best place to bring a family.

I have heard good things about Samurai so decided to try it for lunch. My mistake was going during peak hour. Seems like everyone goes there to pick up their order. The wait was not too bad but we had nowhere really to stand.

We ordered two combos for ourselves - bad mistake. I had no idea how HUGE the portions would be. One combo between two is quite enough unless you're a hungry eater.

Quality was not as I expected. You really do have to choose between size or quality. Sushi should be bite size, large enough to please the eye and small enough to consume within one bite. These pieces are so big that most Japanese chefs would probably roll their eyes in disbelief.

Owners are not Japanese (who is these days...) but sound like Vietnamese so you can imagine what the food is like.

Go and try it out if you haven't but I wouldn't recommend this place.

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Lovely but busy
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 12:01pm [Dine in]

The food is unbelievable. I could not recommend a better place than Sushi Garden. The rolls are huge and consistent, food is definitely cheap which is why the restaurant draws huge crowds here.

My only complain is the waiting period which takes forever. You'd be better of ordering your food and taking it home otherwise expect to wait up to 30 mins or more depending on time of day.

Service is only so-so. With two servers and a tons of customers, you can expect service to be poor unless they're not busy - usually between 2 to 5pm.

Sushi Garden is in the middle of rennovating. They have just bought out the store next to them so hopefully, the expansion will cut back on the waiting period.

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Daimasu4680 Kingsway, #106, Burnaby
Cheap for Lunch
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 11:56am [Dine in]

Daimasu has always been my McDonalds to go to during lunch. I love their lunch combos and the food is not too bad though not the best.

Service varies. Some days we have lovely service and some days when it gets so busy, service was terrible. Our water took ages to get to our table and we had to keep asking for water.

Overall, I think there is still room for improvement.

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Singapore Restaurant546 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Not the best, but OK
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 11:52am [Dine in]

Well, I had better food. Singaporean Restaurant has some really cheap dishes and if you go for the lunch special, they're even cheaper. Not the cleanest place on earth but servicable. Owners are super friendly, making time to come out and talk to you.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Cheap place indeed....
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 11:49am [Dine in]

Reminds me of eating in Malaysia where the food is cheap and good value. Cuisine is pretty close to Malaysian and I enjoyed everything there.

My only complain is the ambiance. I'm not that crazy about seeing flies buzzing in and out of the place nor did I love the cheap plastic stools and tables.

Service is wonderful - the owners make you feel at home.

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Banana Leaf1096 Denman Street, Vancouver
Room for improvement.....
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 11:46am [Dine in]

The same standard set by Banana Leaf on Broadway is not the same for the one on Denman. I could not believe how sucky this place was.

I ordered the Fried Kuay Teow and it came in a pitiful pile. The taste was so bad that I could not finish the plate off. Place is small and crap, the service is something to be desired.

I would avoid this place at all cost. There are so much better restaurants on Denman than this little pit hole.

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Lovely Food
Submitted Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 11:43am [Dine in]

Have no real complains about this restaurant. Beautiful food, lovely service and the lunch specials rock. Though I must point out that not all the cuisine taste like they come from Malaysia... some were Singaporean influence.

Dishes are a bit small for the price you pay.

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