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louielobsterGlendaleSince February 27, 200753 Reviews
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3 (2.9)
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Flying Beaver Bar & Grill4760 Inglis Drive, Richmond
Order the Nacho's.
Submitted Friday, April 20, 2007 - 5:13am [Dine in]

Came here with a friend for Nacho’s and beer. The nacho’s with “everything” was huge and the draft beers were smooth. Friday night and it’s packed to the rafters. Come here for some fun and be prepare for a shouting good time.

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Ap Gu Jung Restaurant1642 Robson St., Vancouver
Enjoyable late night dinner.
Submitted Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 2:52am [Dine in]

We went to Ap Gu Jung after the evening movies and were seated promptly. The side dish arrived soon as we had ordered our meal. Refills were brought as needed.

Our seafood Korean pizza arrived on a sizzling iron plate. It was delicious and not at all greasy. The BBQ marinated beef short ribs also arrived piled high on a hot crackling iron plate. Tasted like they were lifted from my backyard summer grill! Order a bowl of rice to complement the flavours. After we had leftovers to take home.

We are frequent customers and will return next time for the seafood hot pot soup, yummmmm.

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Honjin Sushi140 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Wasn’t led astray.
Submitted Thursday, April 19, 2007 - 2:08am [Dine in]

It’s my first participation to this sushi restaurant, found it to be a small unassuming location on Lonsdale. The ambience is traditional Japanese set-up with a tiny sushi bar. Upon our arrival for lunch, we were settled to our table after a momentary wait. My host frequents this establishment and she’s got her favorites. So, we let Chef “round eye” Mike do his magic (his exact words).

We started with gomaae salad and agedashi tofu.
Our lunch sushi choice’s comprised of BBQ eel, wild sake and toro albacore tuna.
Our maki rolls were spicy scallop and chop tuna with green onion.

All the fish was served at the right temperature and the toro was strata marbled of the finest quality. The massive amount of fish flakes on the gomaae was delicious and the spicy sweet sauce on the tofu had the right kick.

Everything tasted great and warrants a return visit for dinner.

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Zaigros1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Still Hungry.
Submitted Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

The entrée’s of lamb shish kebabs was served with 2 skewer of lamb. The pieces of lamb were the dimensions of sugar cubes. Plenty of rice though but served not warm enough to melt the butter on top. Does the Greek style salad include feta cheese?

Hey Mr. Restaurateur give us some food with your regular entrée prices. We notice the missing food. Interesting place to experience but won’t be making it one of my regular places. Afterwards we went across the street to Vera’s Burger to fill our hollow stomachs.

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
Good Neighborhood Eats.
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

Went to the X-Site Grill on Monday for dinner and the place was packed. This is a small neighborhood restaurant frequent by SFU students and locals. The prices are great and the food tasted home cooked. I order the 6 (maybe in reality only 4 ½) ounce steak which came with green salad, roast potato, rice and 2pcs garlic bread. With a glass of draft beer special, my portion of the bill was $12.50 plus tip and Taxes. What’s there not to like?

The two waitresses were efficient and easy on the eyes. We had tipped extra for their service and smiles. Over all, we had a good satisfying experience. Made me feel like I was back in University days.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Go Canuck's Go!
Submitted Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

We ordered the Neuua Gae Gaaeng Pha Naeng (lamb with coconut curry). And two lunch specials of Gai Gaaeng Ka-Ri (Chicken with yellow curry) and Gai Gaaeng Kiew Waan (chicken with green curry). The specials came with a vegetable spring roll and soup. They were of good size portions and excellent in flavours. The lamb curry hot pot was an over kill and was taken home for dinner. Cook a little rice and “Vola”… is a bachelor’s instant T. V. dinner for tonight’s Canuck play-off game. Definitely return to Green Basil for dinner. Lots of items on the menu to sample.

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Top Quality / Chinese Food Square Co.4552 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
This restaurant has a takeout and frozen Dim Sum section next door.
Submitted Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 12:29am [Dine in]

We went for a light dinner/snack on the restaurant side.
I ordered the large Sui Gaw dumpling soup. It came with 12 pieces of dumplings and some vegetables. The dumplings were excellent and the soup stock was OK.
My non-oriental friend ordered the large; Chicken feet and sparerib rice hot pot. He was very adept in separating the many small bones from the meat. I surmise that this is not his first encounter with “chicken feet”. Did all the spareribs and rice as well. Declared it “scratching good”! Wash this down with the complementary house soup. All of this for $16.00 including tax and tips.

Afterwards we went and purchased a supply of frozen dim sum: Shanghai steam buns, sticky rice wrap, beef sui mi, and frozen ready to steam spareribs. I’ve refreshed the frozen dim sum items as a refrigerator emergency supplies many times. Place the dim sum frozen into the steaming steamer for about 15 minutes and presto… you’re a chef!

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
The sunshine is FREE.
Submitted Sunday, April 8, 2007 - 10:42am [Dine in]

I haven’t been here at Havana’s for quite some time, not for any negative reasons. This place just feel of alienation, seems like the patron’s are all smug and imported from elsewhere. The front staff’s trying to be a little too cool and they’re not paying attention to their tables. But it’s spring, the sun is shining and you’re with friends! Life is good.

For lunch we ordered the Chicken Fajitas, Hamburger and Fettuccini with Shrimp and Crabmeat. Our orders arrived without incident and in a timely manner (except the waters). My friends raved about their fajitas and complained about their hamburger (better at the BBQ Hamburger Pit). My fettuccini arrived al dente as promised but the seafood was tasteless and the sauce was thin and watery. My garlic bread comprised of one soggy piece (the size of two teaspoons) that was sitting in sauce on top of the fettuccini. No fine dinning here. Aghhh…but the company’s good.

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Brasserie Bistro1763 Comox Street, Vancouver
A carnivore’s delight!
Submitted Sunday, April 8, 2007 - 12:48am [Dine in]

Located in the Coast Plaza Hotel on Denman and Comox, a hidden delicious Friday and Saturday night roast beef Buffet. If roast beef primes rib is what you want? You’ve come to the right place. The selection is limited to Cesar salad, raw vegetable dip, baked potatoes, garlic smashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding. The price is right and the unlimited prime rib dinner is excellent, a carnivore’s delight. But all beverages and deserts are additional.

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Knight and Day Restaurant3684 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver
Wow, the name is still here.
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

I’ve eaten at all their locations throughout the decades since Heather and Broadway. The food has remained the same but thank goodness my taste buds have improved.

The nice professional waitress from Las Vegas was trying to explain what the AYCE lamb dinner includes. So she got me a sample of the roast lamb from the kitchen. The lamb tasted more like lamb stew with a bland sauce. So, I opted for the steak sandwich with fries. A very good choice for only $9.95 and I’m glad I still have a full set of teeth. The meat is a bit chewy but good. And when my Golden Age Discount card arrives, I’ll order the Salisbury steak instead!
I’ll be back.

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Cactus Club Cafe4219B Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Cupid’s Arrant Arrows!
Submitted Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 3:35am [Dine in]

Arrived with a “Love/Heart Sick” buddy for a late night snack. The restaurant was noisy, fill with loud laughter and full of life. It’s a great place to lick the wounds of Cupid’s arrant arrows.

We ordered the Chicken Fajitas and Caesar Salad with beverages. The food was as expected, served without incident and enjoyable. Don’t expect a Chef be preparing your food, it all tasted as from a commissary. Not good but not bad. Go for the atmosphere but not the food.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Need a little grease once in a while.
Submitted Thursday, March 29, 2007 - 1:37am [Dine in]

But it’s good grease!
Back again to an old haunt for Cambodian/Vietnamese food. We ordered the Beef Meat Ball Noodle soup, BBQ Lemon Grass Pork Chops on rice and the Phnom Penh Deep Fried Chicken Wings. Those are our safe bets and can’t go astray with delicious favorites like these! The beef noodle soup was more than adequate. The pork chops marinated in lemon grass was grilled to perfection and the spicy garlic wings are to be savored.

We finished our meal with some soda and iced Vietnamese coffee and our bill for two with tip and taxes was bargain priced at 34.00 dollars. The service was prompt and the waitresses flashing smiles were genuine “happy” for our return visit!

I’ve tried many other dishes from their menu and would recommend them without hesitation. I’m reluctant to give this away but this is one of my “Exotic Secret” spots.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Fourteen Guests for “Critter’s” Birthday.
Submitted Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 2:52pm [Dine in]

Chicken winter melon soup. (2 soup terrines)
Beijing Duck Skin with pancake wrap. (2 ducks)
Beijing Duck meat with lettuce wrap. (2 dishes)
Prawns and scallops sauté with sugar snap peas. (Large)
Crispy skin chicken. (1 whole)
Sweet and Sour Pork with lychees. (Large)
Garlic sauté pea tips. (Large)
Beef and fresh tomato chow mein. (Large)
Yang Chow fried rice. (Large)
Baked tapioca pudding. (Med)

Fresh Fruit Birthday Cake. (Extra large)
9 bottles of wine and bubblies poured.

What a feast! The food here at the Sun Sui Wah is impeccable. I visit this restaurant more times then I can count on my fingers and toes every year. Every plate of food served has always been of the highest Cantonese style cuisine. Their Dim Sum is the best in the city. The service is more than adequate for this type of fare and flagging a waiter for special requests will bring immediate attention. And special thanks to manager Allen and assistant manager Lawrence for making every visit a special occasion.

My only two cautions are the decibel of the room; My advice is to be as assertive as the next table, be happy and it’s a Chinese Restaurant after all.
And the other caution is ‘Make a reservation!’ Every chair in this place has six legs!

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Steveston Pizza Co.3400 Moncton Street, #100, Richmond
I drove further here for pizza then for my first GF!
Submitted Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 4:42am [Dine in]

I vaguely remember my first GF who lived on #3 Road and Francis but I do remember when the best pizza in the Westend was at “Jon’s Party Pizza” on Davie Street. Those two events coincided many years ago. At last, Don Quixote can stop charging the windmills! The quest for the perfect pizza has been lanced. And it’s at the very tip of Steveston Village.

The owner is a very admirable, clever, entrepreneur and well loved by his customers. While I was enjoying my pizza on the small two stool bar table, several persons came in to order their “usual” and another brought him a box of Macadamia nut chocolates from Hawaii.

I chatted with the owner throughout the meal and joked that this is the furthest I driven for a pizza. Upon paying my bill he declared that the total was $15.90 taxes included. I question his addition because our medium pizza was a half+half Pacific/Caveman with extra double cheese topping, extra prawns and extra capocolli? On top of that we also had the Bocconcini salad (with the best Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing: rivaling any 5 star restaurant’s) and all washed down with 2 cans of diet Pepsi!
To which he replied “You don’t need extra toppings on my pizza’s.” and seen as how far we’ve traveled for our first visit, “The Pepsi and salad was on the house”.

I placed the remainder of a twenty into the paper cup marked “tip”. And Mr. “N” raised the stake of our return by giving my friend a gift of his best olive oil: which he uses in his pizza dough. What a businessman!

How’s it possible to give a take-out pizza joint 4½ stars? I think I’m voting with my stomach and taste buds! This is the best Pizza since slice bread.

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Chilo's Taqueria5178 Victria Drive, Vancouver
Bring your Sombrero and brush up your Spanish.
Submitted Wednesday, March 28, 2007 - 2:55am [Dine in]

This is truly a Mexican restaurant setting without the price of an air ticket. The one-man show starts at the door with the greeter, owner, waiter, cook and dishwasher. The sparse furnishings, colour TV playing Mexican soaps, large Mexican flag, reproduction photos of the Mexican Revolution, odd pots/crocks and Mexican Souvenirs (made in China) lined the walls.

To further the authentic experience, while in the middle of our meal, in clamor three tow truck drivers dress in black, Motorcycle boots and the two larger fellows had their “colour patches” on their leather jackets. OK…ah.. where is Clint and the “Fist Full of Dollars” when they’re needed the most?

We spoke in hush tones until the smaller gentleman (5’10” and about 190lbs) broke the ice by proclaiming that this is a “good eats restaurant”, similar to the ones in Mexico. I couldn’t remember whether his experiences in Mexico were for pleasure or a forced holiday. He did say he was there for several years. And he’s here at the Chilo's Taqueria to widen his companion’s dinning palates. One companion wanted to eat his tacos with a knife and fork. Who am I to surmise that grease could cause slippage on an lead pipe?

Lucky for me, I agreed with him that the food was “down home good!”
Our table ordered individual tacos filled with prawns, beef flank steak, tongue, spicy pork and vegetables (about 16 or 17 pieces). Also had the house soup to share, sodas and a rice drink. This fed the three of us adequately. All this for $35.00 including T&T. The price paid, sans tacos was worth the admission and theater.

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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House3163 Main Street, Vancouver
Quantity is more important than Quality!
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2007 - 5:21am [Dine in]

Due to the late night hours, we came here for snacks after the Casino. Winners pay for the losers. And again I ate for free!

Squab.
Preserve vegetable congee.
Shanghai style rice noodle dried fried.
Curry chicken chow Mein.
Fresh seafood and mushroom chow mein.
Large special house wonton soup.
Lamb hot pot.

The service was expedient and our order was up Chop-Chop for the hungry mob to inhale. The food was pretty standard fare, don’t expect gourmet dinning and you won’t be disappointed. But there were lots of it and plenty left over for doggy bags as well.
Come here where quantity is more important than quality!

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Saint Germain Bakery1184 Denman Street, Vancouver
WARNNING….”You can’t stop after just one.”!
Submitted Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

Enjoying a sunny walk on the first day of spring and wonder into the bakery that’s within100 meters of beautiful English Bay. What a little gem! This applies to both.

They are mainly takeout but have a couple of tables with two chair each for eating in. They have some cold drinks and bubble tea but no hot drinks or coffee. Apparently that’s coming. The manager was very encouraging in the meantime to outside coffee.

Took my time in choosing a rather esoteric Danish pastry that had a filling of mayo, spinach, black forest ham and topped with a poached egg. I’m thinking this could be named a Danish Benny. Be careful of the runny egg when you bite into it. It is excellent but can imagine this would be dynamite warmed.

One is not enough…. And selected a chicken pie pastry next. One bite and WOW. This is absolutely the flakiest pastry I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot of pastries in my days.

The seal of approval is assured when I walked to a nearby park bench with three pieces of apple strudel in a small box. I’m not telling you how many strudels slipped pass my lips or how good they were. That you’ll have to find out for yourself.

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Double One Chinese Restaurant4057 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Better before.
Submitted Monday, March 19, 2007 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

Their luncheon specials are pretty reasonable. Good value for food ratio. Their portions are of good size. The Beijing Duck in two courses for $18.95 is a good bet.

They must have changed chefs because the food tasted better before.
And my black bean sauce chicken chow mein was laden with too much bland cornstarch. And the chef did not par boil the noodles before sautéing them in the wok.

Hey… What do you expect for $5.95?

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Vera's Burger Shack1181 Denman Street, Vancouver
My vote goes to the Lamb Burger.
Submitted Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 10:34am [Dine in]

Now that I’ve had the G-Money Burger, I can say I like the Lamb Burgers better. The G-Money is way over the top. This Burger doesn’t have a chance at been a sophistication eat. The double cheese, double patty and double mushroom (very few mushrooms) turns into a greasy goopy mess in a bun. I attacked the burger by making it into a double open face burger. Good idea? But ate way too much, burped burger grease all evening. Leave your calorie counter at home and regret the choice.

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
I do not condone violence. Only the chickens were…
Submitted Saturday, March 17, 2007 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

My first encounter with this restaurant was almost a year ago.
A fellow foodie directed me to this late night place and my expectation was high. Ordered the usual suspects, which included roast pork and the shrimp foo yeung.

The shrimp foo yeung was excellent except the prawns were high diving into the pool of cornstarch gravy. And the BBQ pork was not cooked through (still red on the bone and pink in the meat). I can almost ignore any errant cook but this was too much.

I summon the waitress and she had the audacity to suggested “That’s the way we do it here”. Now my eyes are red and I stopped mid swallow.

I asked for the manager/captain and when he appear at our table and suggest we should “take it home”, I actually felt steam releasing from my ears! I put on my game face and told him to leave the roast pork on the table. My eyes roll back under my Mongolian folds and shiver at the possibilities of revenge!
But before you can read this sentence, the manager/captain must have felt my steam turning to cold water on his face and offer to delete it from my bill. That saved him from having a serving of roast pork slipping off my table with an emphatic crash.

I was persuaded to return to the No. 9 by my adopted twin brother. He showed me how to order HK style. Shrimp foo yeung but hold the gravy. Roast pork only if you’ve enquired whether the skin is still crackling. BBQ duck only when it’s fresh and shiny in the food case. Chicken chow mein, go light on the sauce.

I’m happy to say, “all is forgiven” and have returned many times for late night snacks in the wee morning hours, they have a captive audience to train.

Last night we had Prawns with gai lain sauté with no gravy. Chicken chow mein with very little gravy and BBQ duck. Be sure you emphasize the amount of sauce to your server. We all felt the meal was worth $40.00 for four and recommendable.

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