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MartinLSurreySince October 29, 20088 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Browns Socialhouse15260 56th Ave, 100, Surrey
Won't last the year in this location
Submitted Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 1:02pm [Dine in]

For anyone unsure, this place is a lounge plain and simple. It's decor is nice. Clean, warm, friendly and inviting. Given that they were promoting their Sunday brunch menu we decided to stop by and give it a try. Selection was not very good unless you're a big eggs benedict fan in which case you have a choice of 4 meals. I had their corned beef hash while my wife tried their breakfast sandwich. Her's came on a ridiculously hot plate with a very unappetizing frozen strawberry. My looked quite nice and glancing around at the other tables presentation seemed pretty good. Taste, however, was another matter. The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't very good either. Mediocre at best. Given the poor location, this place cannot survive as merely a nice looking lounge. It simply has too much competition from places with better food and is too far out of the way to be convenient enough to stop in for a drink or to act as a meeting place. In my opinion this place won't last the year.

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Opening soon
Fuji Sushi526B Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
Just like I remember
Submitted Monday, November 17, 2008 - 11:59am [Dine in]

Until 10 years ago, I was a regular at Fuji sushi and then I moved to Surrey where sushi is almost non-existant. Back then, they were on the other side of the strip-mall tucked away in a dingy little shop with 6 tables. The old digs are now a dry cleaners.

Anyway, last night the GF and I wound up passing through Coquitlam around dinner time and popped in for a bite. The place was unbelievably busy for a Sunday night. Still the same family running the place although they've added several staff since the olden days and the kids have grown up. BTW, the family are Japanese immigrants not Korean as one reviewer suggested.

Food is still excellent and some of the best in Vancouver. On top of that, they've got some things you'll never see anywhere else. Last night we tried ume shiso maki. Basically preserved Japanese sour plum (ume) and it's leaves (shiso) in a roll. Not one of my personal favourites but the GF liked it and good luck finding it anywhere outside of Japan.

Also noticed some bottles of Japanese sake. Not the Geikkekan crap other restaurants serve, but real sake. For those who have never had good sake, the difference is like comparing the absolute cheapest vodka to a premium brand. The junk will clear your sinuses and knock your socks off. The good stuff is nice and smooth.

Service was frantic. They seemed disorganized and somewhat out of sorts. Sure the place was busy, but they were running into each other and the number of times food wound up on the wrong table was unreal. Still service was fast and we got what we ordered so it worked out in the end.

In summary, Fuji is a very nice sushi restaurant tucked away in the 'burbs. The best one I've found outside of downtime Vancouver in fact.

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Wings Restaurants & Pubs7124 King George Highway, Surrey
Solid
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

What more to say than that. The food is pretty good but nothing special. Service is good. Pretty quick and always friendly. All in all, it's a fun, upbeat place to eat. My girlfriend and I often order the combo platter and it's always plenty for us and a nice variety. Speaking of which, there's lots of different types of wings. Not just dipping sauces like many pubs but actual marinated, dry-rubbed or basted on flavours.

A good place to go for no reason in particular.

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Kyoto Sushi13651 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Nothing good to say
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

The food was awful in my opinion and there's not much more to say than that. I'd rather drive up to the T&T and buy the pre-packaged sushi they make. It tastes better, is fresher and has better ambiance. Pretty bad when a restaurant gets beat out by a supermarket for serving food.

For some reason that review wasn't long enough so let me just say that there are a lot better places to eat sushi than this.

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Green Lettuce Restaurant6350 120th Street, Unit 112, Surrey
Try the fried banana. Yummy!!!
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

This place is walking distance from my house but I've always been concerned about their sign claiming "Indian style Chinese food". Anyway, there certainly was no need to panic, it's actually pretty good.

With well over 100 items on the menu, figuring out what you want is the hard part. I just told the waiter to surprise me. We had hot and sour soup, satays, spring rolls, some kind of chicken dish and a noodle dish. This was far too much food for us and we wound up taking another meal's worth home.

Luckily we planned ahead and saved room for dessert. A deep-fried banana with ice-cream and maple syrup. Not too sweet but ever so good. Would definitely go here again.

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Seri Malaysia Restaurant2327 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Hello Restaurant Makeover...
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 9:04pm [Dine in]

Here's a place in need of your help. Tried the lamb biryani and it is absolutely fantastic. Good prices too, but the ambiance could be better. Turn the lighting down below supernova and slap a coat of paint on the walls that isn't pale yellow and it'd be ok.

An awesome place to go with the guys before a Giants game instead of the pub but not so good for a 1st date or to impress a client. Just be warned that they don't serve beer. Of course I don't think the owner would mind if you brought in a pack of your favorite "pop".

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El Barrio Restaurante Latino2270 East Hasting St., Vancouver
Avoid Wednesdays
Submitted Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:34pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend wanted to try something new on her birthday so we headed down to Hastings with a few notes taken from this website. El Barrio was on the list, a quick perusal of their menu at the door, a peak inside and we decided to give it a try.

Service was perfect although we were the only ones in the restaurant so anything less and I'd have been scratching my head. She ordered the chicken with chocolate sauce and I tried the stuffed chicken. Mine was far milder than I'd have liked, but was still good. She loved the chocolate chicken but after one bite, I'm still not convinced they go together.

As for Wednesday, that's live music night which I was quite happy about. At least until the guy started to play. Far, far, far too loud. Loud enough that we were inches away from each other and shouting to be heard. I'd brought a candle with me intending to order desert and sing happy birthday but neither of us wanted to stay. I wound up putting it in a cup of ice cream that we shared later.

Except for the loud music, ambiance is actually nice, maybe a 3.5 on other nights.

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Kato Japanese & Chinese Restaurant3760 E Hastings St, Burnaby
Good Value
Submitted Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

I love sushi and this place is close to my work. The food is pretty good and fairly authentic. Prices are very reasonable. That's the good news, the bad news is the ambiance is non existent. Not someplace you'd take somebody to impress them. The place, is pretty clean however and that's important for a sushi joint.

Tempura here is awesome although I try to abstain lest I need new pants. Teriyaki dishes are good although not spectacular. Sushi and sashimi have always been fresh and I've quite enjoyed them.

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