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milouEast VanSince March 26, 200646 Reviews
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2.5 (2.6)
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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
Worst wonton ever - should take out the wun tun name, just lousy chinese food
Submitted Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 1:12am [Dine in]

I just can't believe how this place has gone down the hill over the years. After a night at the movie we had cravings for some chinese food. I told my wife why don't we check out Hon's because they open late. What a mistake! We got there almost 9 pm and there were people still eating. So we ordered wonton large noodle soup, beef with satay sauce rice noodle and curry beef stew on rice. The food came fairly quick. The noodle soup came first and it was not cooked properly, the noodle was still very chewy. The soup itself was bland and the wonton tasted like stale meatloaf. This is probably the worst wonton we've ever had. Hon's need to be ashamed that they can't even make their specialty right. The curry beef stew was average at best and the beef was a little tough and bland. The only thing decent was their rice noodle dish despite it only came with few slices of beef. Hon's need to take quality control seriously. First, start with the lady behind the noodle counter, she need to learn basic things like how to boil noodle. She probably just landed from china and started working at Hon's. My wide egg noodle tasted like undercooked fettuccine. Also their noodle broth is so water down, not enough flavor and so bland. A good noodle broth like in other chinese noodle congee place is usually rich with flavor. We are really disappointed with Hon's and we will not be in hurry to come back. No wonder why Hon's closed their Richmond store, they won't stand a chance competing against many good restaurants in Richmond. For a real chinese place in the area we'd recommend Deer Garden across the street. You'll get more quality and value.

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Max's Restaurant3546 Kingsway, Vancouver
no wonder filipino likes chinese food
Submitted Monday, September 30, 2013 - 2:03pm [Dine in]

I tried this place a couple of time but their food is kinda boring. The only good thing to eat here is their pork leg and pancit canton. Their halo2 is also pretty good. To me their fried chicken is always bland, lack of spices and nothing to brag about. I'd rather eat KFC original recipe on any given day. To be honest, I've met way too many filipino who would rather eat other people cuisines than their own. I can't blame them, some of their food just taste too awkward. It's like you mess up an already good food and pour a cup of vinegar to it. There's a vietnamese chinese place that I go and it's always full with filipino.

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Bishop's Restaurant2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Nothing special, very slow service, take your money elsewhere
Submitted Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

We dined here with a group of friend on Friday night a week before that dine out Vancouver event. We were the second group to arrive and it wasn't that busy at all but it took the kitchen almost 1 hour in between the appetizer and entree. In the meantime, the server didn't even approach us or tell us what the hold up is. To make the long story short, the food arrived but it's nothing to be excited about. The rack of lamb was pretty standard and it's only few racks for the money. My wife's ling cod was chewy, slightly overcooked and the taste was rather bland. Overall, the only saving grace was their oyster appetizer but they don't come cheap. This place is way over hyped and just because they have a fancy cookbook doesn't justify the price. The restaurant has no view and located on the corner of 4th ave, unlike Seasons in the Park. You won't find entree for less than $36 and don't expect big portion either. Their bloody ling cod is $36 and ling cod is probably one of the cheapest cod you can ever find. If it's sea bass or halibut I can understand the steep price. I'd rather spend my money at Il Giardino or La Terrazza for the same money. When we left there were few empty tables in the back. For a Friday night this is not a good sign.

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Paradise Donair723 12th St, #3, New Westminster
The 2 reviewers below must belong to the family
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:15pm [Take-out]

I read 2 previous glowing reviews that prompt us to have to try this. We pass by their shop every weekend so today we gave them a shot. I ordered 2 medium chicken and mix beef/lamb with pop for $10. For the value it's not bad. We had chicken and mix beef and lamb. The chicken donair is bland and soggy. The mix beef/lamb had somewhat weird tomato sauce in it. Overall this is probably the worst donair place we've ever tried. If you want great donair go to donair affairs in port coquitlam, i'm not lying it's the best. I brought my friend from LA and they loved it every single bite. They have great hawaiian chicken donair and regular beef or lamb donair. This paradise donair is totally not authentic. Their sauce has strange flavor more like eating can sardines but with beef/lamb.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Got sore throat eating here. Food is way too oily. They probably never change the oil
Submitted Saturday, May 19, 2012 - 7:55pm [Take-out]

Was working on a site near Main so I tried Hawker Delights for 3 straight days because of price. First day I tried Nasi Goreng, which was pretty good but lack any meat. Second day I had laksa and char kway teoy, They were good eventhough the laksa was a bit thick but still original. I wanted to point the char kway teoy was almost perfect with all the burnt noodle around the edges. All these times I also ordered the vege fritters. So my throat started acting up and didn't know what it was. On the third lunch I had mee goreng and soon enough come bed time I was clearing up my throat all night. The next day I had sore throat. The food was not bad but the hygiene is questionable. Also they used tons of MSG on their food. I was beyond thirsty after meals.

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Ozark's Famous BBQ19696 Fraser Highway, Langley
One of the best BBQ place in greater Vancouver area, I think the only one worth visiting
Submitted Friday, April 9, 2010 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

Forget Memphis Blues, Montanas, or Boonie's, this is the real deal. We drove from Burnaby to Langley just to prove how good this place is. Indeed we weren't disappointed. To be honest I've never tasted real southern BBQ in Vancouver areas. I tried all the places mentioned above and some of them are just plain bad (ck out my past review). So this evening I got a sudden crave for some real BBQs, maybe because of watching too many Dinners, drive-ins, and dives on TV. Upon arriving, we told the waiter that this was our first time and he quickly recommended us to order from the pull pork all the way down to ribs. Basically he said that we couldn't go wrong by selecting either one of them. I quickly ordered the baby back ribs and the beef brisket for my wife. It was around 8:30 pm when we got there on Friday night and they were 60 - 70% full. The food arrived and they gave us this free corn bread as sides...it taste pretty good. Now, the best part is their baby back ribs, so tender and moist, this is what you call it "fall off the bone". The briskets are unbelievably tender and juicy, the texture is great and you can really taste their smokiness. I was so ecstatic after so many years living in Vancouver to finally find this place. Now we don't have to go south of the border just to eat BBQ. Next time I will try their BBQ beef ribs. So far nobody beat the Stoney Nakoda Resort's famous BBQ beef ribs(located near Canmore, AB). Well done, now we have a new favorite in town...

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Shanghai River Restaurant7831 Westminster Hwy., #110, Richmond
Not as expected
Submitted Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

This is our first time trying this restaurant. We went here with a group of friends on a weekday lunch. The ambiance inside is pretty nice and the menu looks so tempting with all the pictures. I told the waitress that this was our first time so she made some recommendations. We are a regular at the Shanghai Wonderful (SW) (one of the best Shanghai rest in town) so we thought to give this place a shot. Here is what we ordered and our comment:
- Xia Long Bao (on par with SW)
- Turnip cake (not even close to SW)
- Spicy wonton (so so, the best is still in No 1 Beef Noodle by BCIT)
- Szechuan beef noodle (better than SW)
- Tan tan noodle (no good)
- Shanghai fried noodle (no good too greasy)
- Sticky rice with ham (nothing special)
- Beef with green onion (ok)
- Spare ribs with peking sauce (too dry but the spices are good)
- Spicy Chicken spice (funny after taste)

Overall the food at SW is still much better than this place and the price are little bit cheaper. Majority of the food lack that kick and sort of bland. The service need to be improved as we flagged couple of times for ice water and they forgot to bring them, until our 3rd tries. We probably won't be coming back anytime soon.

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Amorosa Pasta House7874 Edmonds St., Burnaby
gave too many chances...stay away
Submitted Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 2:26am [Dine in]

We had lunch at Amorosa last week on my birthday. So I ordered the cream pasta with chicken and my wife ordered the creola tomato sauce with seafood. My pasta came watery like soup. It's like eating pasta with cream soup...even worst than the Campbell cream of mushroom soup which is still thicker than their pasta sauce. This is probably the worst pasta I've ever had. Their chicken is almost unnoticeable, so I ordered an extra meatball side dish. My wife immediately protested and reminded me that it wasn't good the last time we ordered. But I told her that they must have improved and to give them the benefit of the doubt. The meatball came in and it was so bad...rubbery..and tasteless..except the pasta sauce they sprinkled on top of it. They must have bought those frozen meatballs from Costco or something. Try Anton's meatball..and you know what a good meatball is.

At the end they only gave us $8.95 discount although the menu stated for $9.95 birthday discount. They said for lunch it's $8.95 off but it doesn't say anywhere. We definitely wont be back.

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Sushi Mori2565 Barnet Hwy, #26, Coquitlam
The waiter almost ruined it
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

It was lunch on Easter Sunday. From the outside, the open neon signage was off but we saw some activities inside. So we stopped to check it out and indeed the restaurant was open. We were seated right away and ordered the lunch special menu. Wife had bento C and I got bento A and another order of sushi combo A. There were only 2 servers and they were about 60% of capacity. The tall waiter took our order and he was rushing us and had no manner whatsoever. Food came out fairly quick and they were really good, the tempura is crispy, the rolls that came with my bento were good, salad dressing was unique in a good way. My wife also like her bento and all the sides that came with the bento. The sushi rolls were actually pretty good and comparable to California Sushi, except the spicy tuna sauce is very spicy. Overall, we're happy with the food and will definitely come back to try their fancier sushi rolls (pretty pricey at 9.95 - 11.95)

Now aboout the service. When we asked for the miso soup, the waiter stopped and told us that miso soup is only served when they're not busy and it's complimentary... So he brought us 2 miso soup and left. And we're looking at each other...and thought wait a minute...so I pulled the lunch menu again..and it clearly states that every entree comes with a miso soup near the top. I called the waiter again and asked for a miso...and this time he was really annoyed and said, I gave you the miso already...so you want to order an extra one? I said ..we ordered 3 entrees and they should've come with 3 miso...and immediately I pulled the menu and shoved it at him... he read it and realized his mistake and left...without saying any words...and came back with the miso and left again. Looks like the waiter is new to this place, but his attitude certainly doesn't belong in this business. I was gonna say...hey what's your problem. Now, the other waitress (who apparently overheard our conversation) came and apologized repetitively and said that they were new and they were short of people. We were almost ready to leave without tipping but because of her...we changed our mind.

About the decor, both of us like it. Very creative and nice, like everyone mentioned in previous reviews. But I have to say this, when you visit this restaurant...go check their restrooms...and you'll find listerine, body lotions, sun tan looking lotion, toothpicks, cotton pads, any maybe tampoon...so weird.

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Boonie's BBQ & Soul Food6150 176th Street, Surrey
Not quite right
Submitted Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 12:33pm [Dine in]

We went to Boonie's last night with a group of friends because we heard that it was his last night in this curling place. I've always wanted to try his ribs based on the reviews. To be honest we haven't found any good rib place in Vancouver, so we told our friends that we got to go to try this place out in Surrey. We got there around 7 pm and they were about 70% full. So we ordered a pulled pork sandwich and full rack of ribs meals and my friends had a half rack and a burger.

My pulled pork sandwich is tender and moist but the sauce is way too sweet to my liking...and everyone of us agreed. The ribs oh my God...what happened not fall off the bone? hello...is this the famous Boonie's ribs? A fall off the bone means when you take hold of two adjacent bones toward the middle of the slab and pull them, the meat should tear easily. We had to use a knife to carve the ribs and this is by no means fall off the bone to me. The smokiness and bbq sauce is right on the money..it just need to be cooked longer. Other than that the sides were cooked perfectly, from the rice and bean, macaroni cheese (not too overpowering), fries, and cornbread was ok but had better elsewhere. When we told one of the old man there about the ribs being a little tough, he told me that all the cooking procedures was done properly but they had changed the meat supplier just for this week because they were moving and that could be the problem. At the end they gave us free soda and fries.

This maybe one of their off nights, however we will give them another chance when they open the new place in a couple of months.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Stale food...
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

5 of us decided to give this place a try after reading some reviews. We normally go to Fish On Rice on Kingsway. So it was Saturday lunch and the price was $10.95 per person not including sashimi ($5 more per person). We immediately notice that the price is higher than the other place. The place was not crowded at all for lunch. So we were seated right away. We ordered across the board from sushi, karage to teriyaki and motoyaki. Our gomae, salad and sushi came right away, another sushi came, another one and sushi again.. so we asked our waiter what about the fried stuffs and teriyaki and motoyaki that we ordered...the waiter said that they'd checked. After she checked with the kitchen, some fried stuffs and teriyaki came...but they were missing some stuffs so we figured they might have misplaced one of the orders..and immediately we gave them our next order..but the food was slowly coming in...

About the taste..the sushi is just ok, nothing special...I'd say they are slightly better than the other place on Kingsway. Their ninkazu roll tasted kinda funny. Now this is what throw us off, their motoyaki..tasted like crap. Their seafood motoyaki is a small piece of seafood concoction..on a tiny aluminum ramekin. The taste is so weird that everyone of us couldn't finish them. To make it worse is their portuguese seafood motoyaki...it is stale and smelly...so inedible. Their fried rice and udon are also tasteless.

At the end...we were hammered with several orders coming in at the same time...like duplicate orders after another. So we told them to stop. For the price this place is not worth it...for a little bit more you'll get way more stuffs at the other place. Definitely will not come back...

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Firehall Bistro, The19237 122A Avenue, #104, Pitt Meadows
Trully a gem
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:31am [Dine in]

Finally, we had to run errand in Pitt Meadows. Firehall Bistro was on my shortlist to visit based on its glaring review. At first, we had a little trouble finding the restaurant. It turns out the name shown on the windows is Season Bistro not Firehall which got us confused in the first place. Anyway, we were there for lunch and they only had 1 server. So we ordered calamari, salad, and lamb shank. The lamb shank was very tender and fall of the bone, the calamari was perfect and the salad was simple but good. To close we ordered the Russian White Chocolate dessert..which came out stunningly decorated like what you had in expensive restaurant. Everything tasted very good. To compare this place is like eating at CHOW in Granville with 50% more portion but half the price. Overall, we are very impressed with this place. The service could be better but we can't blamed the guy since he's the only one there. The waiter did a good job explaining the menu into great details...this is what every good restaurant need. We will definitely come back if we're in the area.

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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
The Best Grilled Mackerel ever !
Submitted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 5:45am [Dine in]

We are regulars at Hi Genki for many years now. I guess it's about time that I write something about this place. We go to Hi Genki about 2 - 3 times a month. My wife loves their salmon kamma and I usually go with their spicy chicken karage don. You can't go wrong in Hi Genki and it's good to know that the chef is Japanese. Now what prompted me to do this review is their grilled saba with some tangy sauce on top...I forgot the name but maybe is a spicy radish ponzu sauce. All four of us agreed that this is the best grilled mackerel we've ever had. It's so much better than Fuji sushi's (read my review). The portion is very generous and I forgot the price but it was less than $9. This is definitely a great value. If you've never been to Hi Genki you should try at least once. They are famous for:
- Salmon Kamma
- Salmon Minch
- Spicy Chicken Karage don
- Tempura Udon (very authentic soup base)
- Grilled Mackerel
- Kaki and Aji fry
- Fried ice cream

Food quality here is very consistent and you can expect your food to taste the same now and tomorrow. We strongly recommend this place.

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HK B.B.Q. Master4651 No. 3 Road, #145, Richmond
One of the best!
Submitted Monday, January 26, 2009 - 6:13am [Dine in]

One of our friends strongly recommended this place. Usually, we go to the BBQ place inside Parker mall. I was told that, someone from Hongkong once said that this is the best BBQ place in the world. You can't find something as good as this in all Hongkong. Wow, that was pretty bold. So I couldn't wait to try this place. My first visit I tried their bbq pork and roast pork on rice....and it was very very good. Honestly, this is the best BBQ pork I've ever tasted...I believe it was the choice of meat they use. They use a rather fatty pork and they barbecue it till they get some burn marks (give you the extra crunch). Now, the roast pork is very crunchy outside and moist inside (even after we take home and microwave them). Somehow, the skin is thicker than any place I've tried. The only downside, my wife pointed out is that the meat scent is very strong...smell like a pig.

On our second visit, we ordered bbq pork, roast pork and chicken soy sauce combo. The chicken soy sauce is surprisingly very good. I'm usually not a big fan of this particular chicken but this was an exception...I love that ginger green onion sauce they put on top of the chicken.

Overall, we are happy with this place and the price is reasonable. Next time I'll try their roast duck (but I heard that it wasn't as good as the one inside Parker Mall).

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Abdul BBQ4500 Kingsway, #1691, Burnaby
nothing special
Submitted Monday, January 26, 2009 - 5:31am [Dine in]

I begin to wonder if all these reviews were legit. I was enticed to go to check this place out based on its glaring reviews. I ordered the beef shawarma on a wrap. The beef is bland and the sauce is not as good as this donair place in poco (forgot the name). Overall, nothing special about this place, and when we got there it was around 2 pm and we were the only one there...hmm not a good sign. The place is also a little dirty but can't expect too much for a fast food place. We wont be coming back.

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Opening soon
Fuji Sushi526B Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
Nothing special
Submitted Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 12:53am [Dine in]

We dined here with our friends based on our friend's recommendation. We were lucky to arrive around 6 pm on Friday and was seated right away. So we ordered the oyster motoyaki, grill mackerell, tempura udon, sukiyaki donburi, and some sushi rolls. Our oyster motoyaki is not bad but I still like Fish On rice's motoyaki better. Tonight taste were bland, udon taste were off... the beef sukiyaki is chewy, the worst part was the sushi rice, tasteless...and the selection is very boring unlike California Sushi down the road.

The only redeeming part is their grill mackerell, other than that we're pretty dissapointed. The chef looks japanese to me but their sushi is a total disgrace. I'd rather pay a little extra and go to Sushi Hachi (japanese owned sushi place) in Richmond. I will give them another shot since my friend strongly recommend their bento lunches. Maybe they're just having an off night.

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Tim Hortons4191 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
King of FROZEN FOODS!!!
Submitted Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 2:27pm [Dine in]

I've been wondering what is so special about Tim Hortons. It seems like TH have been taking us Canadiens for granted for so long. That's why they get sloppy in their food and service. Maybe their mindset is like Starbucks, the industry leader...everywhere you open people will come banging at your door. But not anymore for us, their donuts suck big time, the only thing redeemable is their chili. Until recently, I have a friend who work for TH and what he told me really shocked me. TIM HORTONS slogan "ALWAYS FRESH" is bunch of bull and false marketing. It should say "ALWAYS FRESH from FREEZER". Yes everything you find at TH menu is from frozen food, that include the chilis, and the DONUTS!!! He said, TH used to make Donuts fresh every day in the stores but they wasted a lot of donuts that way. To cut cost, the headquarter ship them frozen finished donuts... This explain why you can't have HOT DONUTS like in KRISPY KREME. SO off the FREEZER go to the oven to reheat and serve.

So remember now everytime you go to TH, you'd be better off buying those Campbell Chili soup at COSTCO and eat it at the convenience of your home.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
Easily the worst Pho in Vancouver!
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

We dined here based on the positive reviews of some of the patrons. We've visited this location in the past but didn't find anything so special about it. This time I thought maybe they have improved. Normally, we always go to their other location in Fraser St which is still the best PHO in Vancouver. We were seated promptly and our order of pho came in very quickly. The portion is big and come with lots of meat (LARGE BOWL is $7). On our first bite we can tell that something is not right. First, the soup is bland and lukewarm, .. and it's about to get worse, ...you can smell the rice noodle packaging! Now the beef brisket is dark in color and tough. I wonder how old is this beef been sitting in their freezer. In summary, my wife is very mad at me for taking her to eat there. My point is if you care so much about quantity than quality, then this place will fill you up for a small money. But if you like good quality pho...you better go elsewhere, Pho Thai Son in Broadway is pretty good but the best is Pho Hoang in Fraser.

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Torarenbo8191 Park Rd, Richmond
not worth it
Submitted Monday, October 20, 2008 - 8:05pm [Dine in]

We took our out of town guest to this place based on the good reviews and proximity to the Vancouver airport. We ordered the regular items like chopped scallop rolls, dynamite rolls, spicy tuna rolls, california rolls and also try out their exotic rolls like tiger eye rolls, mango california dan papaya california rolls. Nothing specials with the regular sushi rolls...just average. The rice is not authentic, well what can you expect, the owner is not Japanese. My biggest complaint is the portion...too small for the price. Their best rolls are also the most expensive one on the menu, mango, papaya california rolls and tiger rolls. So if you want to try them out...order those 3 only...don't order their sashimis or anything else...you'll be mad at their small portions. I feel very bad for sushi lover in Richmond...they should go to Burnaby or Coquitlam for the best sushi value and taste at Sushi Garden (pretty good) and Sushi California at North Rd/Austin (best).

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Sushi Garden is losing it
Submitted Monday, October 20, 2008 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

We've been visiting Sushi Garden for quite sometime. Our recent visit was very dissapointing. The rice came out bland and worse than Samurai's. With the longer wait time it's just not worth it. For sushi craving, I'll just stick to California Sushi/Sushi California in Coquitlam North Rd. Their sushi is more consistent and cheap too.

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