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milouEast VanSince March 26, 200646 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
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Thai Garden555 Clarke Road, #5, Coquitlam
The sloowest restaurant in VAN
Submitted Tuesday, August 5, 2008 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

This is the sloooowest restaurant we've ever eaten. They had full staff working on Saturday night but not enough kitchen staffs apparently. The restaurant was only about 60% capacity on Saturday night (around 7:15 pm). We ordered Chicken Lhad Na and Beef Panang Curry. The food arrived 50 minutes later, and to make matter worse there were 2 parties that arrived after us received their food first. During our wait, we chatted with another diners sitting next to us. They told us that they also waited for a long time and their padthai was terrible. Finally our order came and the beef panang was just ok nothing special and the Lad Na was ok but not authentic. The food is border line bland and nothing compare to URBAN THAI or THAI HOUSE in Metrotown. Luckily we used the Entertainment Book Coupon. Without the coupon, this place is simply not worth it.

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Fraser Park Restaurant4663 Byrne Road, #103, Burnaby
Looks can be deceiving
Submitted Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

We found this place from other reviewers. The place is a little hard to find. From the outside it look's like a run down industrial place. From the outside, the restaurant sign is almost falling off. The inside is dark and rustic but packed with customers. I spoke to one customer who lined up behind us and he recommended few things from the menu. He told us that he's been coming back for more than 10 yrs? So we ordered German breakfast, Blueberry pancake, and Beef dip. The German breakfast is recommended, and I heard from other patrons that the Roulade is also very good. I can agree with that because we really like their sausage. The beef dip is also very tasty and tender. Now the best part is actually their blueberry pancake, it taste much better than IHOP. The next best thing of this restaurant is their price. You get stuffed for $6 - $7 as opposed to $9 up at Dennis/IHOP for a fraction of their portion. Their portion is huge and very generous.

It was very busy on Saturday around noon so we waited for a little bit longer for our food but not too long. The waiter came repeatedly to apologize and bring us free banana cake and chocolate chip cookies at the end to take home. Their chocolate chip cookies is very good and comparable to Subways'. Now that is service!

The ambiance is dark, old world, rustic and can be better. But for the value and taste we'll definitely come back.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Anton is getting better!
Submitted Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

We came to Anton this evening because we had a dissapointing Italian food a week before at Amarosa. Actually, we weren't expecting the food to be this good. Our Risotto's creola was cooked to perfection, chicken fusilli with pesto sauce was very tasty, and the meatball with meat sauce is the BEST! I also loved the thick creamy sauce that comes with our frutti di marre (don't know how to spell it). The only flaw is that the shell pasta were a little undercooked on our frutti di marre. Other than that the dinner was perfect. We came around 5 pm so we didn't have to wait in line. We'll definitely come back to Anton.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Is not worth it!
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

We dined here with a group of friends for Christmas celebration on the 22 of Dec. I'd say that I'm really impressed with the decor and I trully like the ambiance, this is much better than White Spot.

What I'm so dissapointed about is the food. I ordered Medium Prime Rib...and it's soooo dry...well from the way they prepare it I can understand why. They put the primerib on a rack under the heating lamp all night. So prime rib is not recommended! There's another menu salmon and rice is also dissapointing... The buffet is actually not bad but it's not worth the price considering the selections. We paid $40 for a table d' hote, 1 entree and appetizer and dessert buffet. I guess this is probably their holiday special.

If you go for the buffet a la carte..without any entree it would be $16.99. For the price I'd go elsewhere but expect to pay more at Griffins...since it nestled inside the FAIRMONT Hotel. If you crave for steak just go to the KEG and you'll be happier but if you want to impress your date..then take her to Griffins...wait a minute...the parking will cost you a whopping $15 unless you find a parking on the street ($2 for 30 minutes).

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Buffet at River Rock, The8811 River Rd., Richmond
not a typical casino buffet
Submitted Saturday, November 25, 2006 - 10:45am [Dine in]

We've been dining here on a regular basis about once every 1 or 2 months since they first opened. I noticed that the food has been on a decline, the last time we took our guest, the crableg were not fresh. When you break the crableg, if it's fresh, the meat can easily be pulled intact instead of falling apart. The prime rib is too solid, not juicy, and I guess the only consolation is their dessert which I think is not bad. I like their trifle pudding, and assortment of cakes other than that...the food quality needs to be improved especially after they raised their weekend seafood buffet from around 11.99 to 21.99 about 3 months ago.

With the current price and quality, we're not coming back. It's just not worth it. I'd rather save money and go to Vegas and enjoy their assortment of buffets. If you go to Vegas, try Paris Buffet (make sure you came early to pick a reservation because the line is long), their dessert is one of the best in Vegas, The Palms buffet is also great...because they have gyros or donair made to order (one of the greatest value buffet). If you like asian food go to the Bellagio buffet ...but I think the price is too much for some stir frys and steam veggie. Another solid one is Mandalay Bay's buffet and forget the rest. I've never been to the new Wynn's and I don't know if they have a good buffet. Among all these buffet places, I always like to stop by at my favorite place, California Hotel in downtown Las Vegas for a bowl of oxtail soup for $5.99 (only from 11 PM - 9 AM ...yes you read it right). The soup is to die for, and I normally finish off with the banana fritters & ice cream caramel for $2.99, yummy... Well enough of this, I hope the management at Runway 26 buffet will do something about this.

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Nakornthai401 West Broadway, Vancouver
Easily the worst Thai Rest in Vancouver
Submitted Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:57pm [Dine in]

This is not a THAI rest, it's more like a Chinese version of Thai food. The owner is not THAI to begin with, so all the food is mess up.

The padthai ..doesnt taste close to PADTHAI...it's more of soft noodles concoction, the curry it's ok...you can't really mess up curry because they use a ready mix, the satay is horrible, fried rice...tasteless. It's a terrible place.

Guys do you want to know the key to a good asian restaurant? try their fried rice...if it taste good...then the rest should be ok. If they don't know how to make good fried rice...how can they make harder to make meals? It's not worth it, and don't be fooled with their sign, best Thai Food on their roof.

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Urban Thai Bistro1119 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Best Weekend Buffet So Far
Submitted Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

We just went to Urban Thai with a group of friends last Sunday for their All You Can Eat Buffet. Actually, we've been here at least 2 times before, other times we went mostly to Thai House in Lonsdale Quay (same franchise). This location in Yale Town is one of the nicer Thai House. The food came pretty quick and they taste just right, it's like ordering a gourmet food but not the price. My friends were very impressed with the quality and taste.

So if you're up for a good Thai Food...go to Urban Thai...which I think is better than the Thai House in Lonsdale Quay. I love spices so I like it strong, pungent and spicy, but if you like Thai Food on the mellow side, then go to Thai House. If you decide to go to Urban Thai don't forget to eat their dessert, black rice with coconut milk (last time we went the rice was undercook but other than that everything else were great).

Last weekend was perfect and definitely will try again. Great atmosphere inside and it's closer to where we live. Guys, their weekend deal is a great bargain at merely $11 per person and all the meals are cooked to order. It's cheaper than ordering a la carte.

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Go Thai Restaurant502 East Columbia, New Westminster
Trying to be a Thai House
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 11:24am [Dine in]

My wife and I dined here just last night and I felt being ripped off. Don't be fooled, the place may look like a fast food place but you're paying top dollar for a small portion. If you compare it to Thai House in Metrotown, the portion is about 80% to them, and the food prices are also about 80% to Thai House, so you're actually paying Thai House portion in this donut shop outfit. Forget about the ambiance, this is definitely not a place to take your first date out.

We ordered beef panang, padthai, and garlic peppered chicken. The beef panang is ok about B rating, padthai ...is different, if you like sweet then you'll like it, not like a regular padthai, the one that made me so dissapointed was the garlic lover chicken. They served a meager portion of garlic chicken on a steam broccoli and carrot for $9.95... The dish look like a vegetarian dish...because the chicken is too small of a portion and you don't taste the garlic...because the soy sauce is too strong. Overall this dish is a complete rip off. Go ahead and next time you order this dish to tell us about it. You'll be like...is that it?

After all said and done the bill came to around $32. I said, "I'm not coming back!" If you want good Thai food but don't want to spend their exorbitant prices go to Thai House in Lonsdale Quay for their weekend lunch buffet for only $11, or Urban Thai in Yale Town for the same price as well.

So after we finished eating at Go Thai...I told my wife that I'm still hungry so we finally went to Costco and I bought myself a hotdog.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
service is terrible!
Submitted Saturday, August 26, 2006 - 7:22am [Dine in]

We had dimsum with several of our friends and since the place was crowded, they sat us in the expansion room. The food was very slow coming to the room and when they do, most of the popular items like siumay & hakauw were already gone.

One of the server lady there is very rude to us just because we cancel one of the entree from her cart. Actually, we're a regular at this place but the last 2 visits had been very dissapointing. I guess they could care less with customer satisfaction when the line is still long outside the restaurant. If you don't care about the service, then this place is not bad, the food is not bad either, just the wait and service need a big improvement.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The4510 Still Creek Avenue, Burnaby
This is no MORTON or HOUSTON's!
Submitted Sunday, August 20, 2006 - 12:10am [Dine in]

I have a high standard when it comes to a steakhouse. I've been to numerous places in the US, Montreal, and Toronto. I've been to MORTON, LAWRYS, HOUSTON's, RUTH CHRIS, BLACK ANGUS, OUTBACK, & top 3 steakhouses in TEXAS, I can't remember which, one of them is Cattlemen's.

Back to the interior, very nice, dimly lighting and rustic like a Black Angus type resto. Service was good considering it's a Saturday night dinner. It was 4 of us, I had a prime rib med rare and my wife a fillet mignon, my friend and wife a sirloin and ribeye. They cook the food to perfection with the right sauce and everything but nothing stand out. My prime rib is not as tender as the one at MORTON's or HOUSTON's. The steak is ok but the sauce combination could be more creative. Ribeye could be better, not enough marbling only available with mushroom sauce.

I was searching for the best steak and prime rib all over North America and found it in HOUSTON's in IRVINE, CA. Try their Hawaiian RIBEYE, the best marinated ribeye in the world, very tender and juicy, nicely aged and grilled to perfection just eat it without any sauce, it's so tasty and tender. Best for prime rib is MORTON and HOUSTON's ...but maybe for the money go to HOUSTON's. NOW this is the best secret in the industry and you'll be glad I tell you. Through all my experiences trying steakhouses, you get what you paid for. You can't expect a top sirloin tasting like a fillet mignon but there is one place call WOOD RANCH BBQ in LA (2 - 3 locations), try their TRI TIP STEAK, it taste like a fillet mignon, you can even cut it with your spoon efortlessly! Now are you happy?

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1465 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Like Eating BBQ at CIRCUS CIRCUS
Submitted Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

I've been to countless resto, buffet in US and CAN. This is the first BBQ place that can ruin my appetite. First finding a parking is tough and well the interior is very small and packed.

We went there because of my friend's birthday, and we ordered 2 Elvis platters. The only thing that is edible in this platter is the pull pork and maybe the ribs. The chicken is probably the worst, tasteless and super DRY, and it made COSTCO roast chicken like a winner. The bean is blah just like a can bean, coleslaw ...not close to a real cole slaw. The rest of the meat is cold...and...not like MONTANA's fall off the bone type thing. After several bite...that's it, I can't handle it no more. The ORIGINAL BBQ sauce is too overpowering.... Mind you that I've been to a BBQ championship in PORTLAND, and not even one competitor used an original BBQ sauce. That is old tech, now most BBQ rest like MONTANA's and TONY ROMA's used a subtle sweetier and a tad tanginess with still some zing of BBQ sauce. Now, if you are a meat eater and care more about the quantity than quality. This is the place for you. But if you think MONTANA's and TONY ROMA's is good then you'll be very dissapointed with Memphis Blues.

The service is ok because it's like a fast food place. This restaurant reminds me of the CIRCUS CIRCUS BUFFET in Las Vegas, with most of their food is from the can. I will not come back again.

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Kedah House1652 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Worst Malaysian Place ever!
Submitted Saturday, August 19, 2006 - 9:57pm [Dine in]

This is probably the worst Malaysian place ever in NORTH AMERICA. We just came back from that place for dinner.

We dined around 7 pm and this is weekend, the place was not even crowded...hmm bad sign. I ordered the buffet and my wife ordered char kwe teoy or Ipoh fried rice noodle. The noodle was very tasteless and greasy, then we asked them to put more salt...it came back almost the same taste, so we asked for a table salt for quick fix. My wife didn't even finish her noodle because she just lost her appetite and ordered ice cendol...which was pretty good.

The buffet, not many selection, Gado Gado is pretty good, mutton soup is ok, curry chicken..is ok (you can't mess up curry, most of them use ready made mix anyway). The mee goreng is tasteless, not sweet or salty and it's overcooked, the beehon is tasteless either. Sambal kacang and anchovy..so so. Well for a buffet food you can't really judge a restaurant but hey the a la carte char kwe teoy is one of the most popular Malaysian signature dish...you can't afford to mess this up. The portion is also a bit small.

This is the worst Malaysian place by far. The service is ok and the ambiance is bland and what do you expect for an asian restaurant? I thought if the food is good then this can be my regular...since it's only 5 min drive from my place. I saw this place before but thought it was pricey until I found out about the buffet and decided to give it a shot. Well I'm dissapointed and my wife is downright mad and now as I'm typing she's eating a left over chinese food from lunch.

For Malaysian or Singaporean, my best bet for quality and price is ELLIE on CAMBIE and SEXSMITH in Richmond, ck my review. I've been a regular and never dissapointed. Tropika is also not bad but quite pricey, unless you have those Entertainment book coupon.

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Kintaro Ramen8291 Westminster Hwy, #110, Richmond
The best ramen place
Submitted Friday, July 14, 2006 - 4:29pm [Dine in]

We are a regular at this place. We watch the young chef evolve from mix result to consistency. This place is a must visit. Only 6.95 can get you full. The BBQ pork is the best I've ever tasted, especially the fatty one. The portion is big, and the noodle is probably one of the best I've ever tasted, tender with the right kind of chewiness. The soup is solid, and perfectly done, at least the last 3 times I was there. Not too bland, just enough saltiness. My favorite is Shio ramen and on ocassion I try the cheese ramen. IMO there's nothing special with their miso ramen and cold ramen. So save your money and get the shio or shoyu or if you crave for more meat...just get the BBQ pork ramen....don't get the tempura ramen...it taste weird...well after all the tempura gets soggy. This place is definitely worth a try...not too busy compare it to the downtown location.

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Baci Ristorante3728 East Hastings, Burnaby
Great food but this is Italian not French
Submitted Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

We just had dinner here this evening, my wife and I actually were gonna go to Anton but the line was too long so we decided to try Baci, just because we had a coupon from the Entertainment book. The ambiance is nice and cozy with live entertainment and a dance floor is a plus. The food come in pretty swift, and for the price I think it could be more in portion. Seafood Fetuccini is around $19, chicken parmigiana about $19, pasta with meat sauce around $15. My wife loved her Seafood fetuccini in cream sauce, for me I think is rather bland. However, my veal with mushroom in marsala sauce is done in perfection, the veal is tender and the mash carrot concoction is unique and delicious, too bad the portion is very small. All in all if you're looking for a place to go on a date, this is it. But if you're hungry then go somewhere else, Anton, Anducci or Amarosa. I felt like eating in a french restaurant, when I consider the portion.

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Mongolie Grill8400 Alexandra Road, Richmond
We need more mongolian place
Submitted Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

I've been to many mongolian place in LA and other part of the US. This place is unbelievably expensive. I used to pay only $5.99 - 7.99 for all you can eat or sit down place. This concept has long been abandoned in the US and now they're becoming like a fast food type because people are just not willing to pay top dollar anymore, so you'll find franchise like Genghis Khan or Mongolian Wok at the mall's food court offering Monggolian grill and you pay by the lbs. Guys believe me I agree with the one of the reviewer, how many ways you try to do it, the food will taste almost like teriyaki's. For me it's not worth it, just buy your own ingredients and some teriyaki or oyster sauce and stir fry your own veggie on a wok...whopla...it's done. The reason why this place can charge a steep price is just because we don't have too many mongolian grill place. To be honest in every mongolian place you go the taste will be quite similar. So why pay $15 or more for this kind of food if you can make your money worth it elsewhere.

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George's Taverna3760 Moncton Street, #130, Richmond
Not as good as I thought
Submitted Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 10:46pm [Dine in]

I was here to try out other greek food than Stephos' on Davie. The place is in steveston village and at the corner of the street, quite a small place but not bad since it's not as crowded as Stephos.

The Souvlaki is around 12.95 up and roast lamb is 14.95. For 14.95 I was expecting a larger portion than Stepho's roast lamb (I think 9.95). I was quite dissapointed of the portion, it's about 90% of Stephos portion but more expensive. The bottom line is the food is not bad almost on par with Stepho's but more expensive. Their chicken donair is very good for $4.95 (to go only but dine in add $1 ). So if you're making a special visit to George's you'll be dissapointed because this place is far! I gave the food rating decent just because for less price you can get the same if not better greek food elsewhere.

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant2918 Glen Dr, Coquitlam
One of the Best Sushi in Lower Mainland
Submitted Friday, April 7, 2006 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

This is one of the best sushi place in lower mainland. My wife is from Japan so she knows what a fresh sushi and is not. The sushi rice is done in perfection, taste and texture. Try the Dragon roll and chirashi don and salmon belly and spicy salmon salad.... great stuff and fresh. The place is not bad, clean and neat. One thing I hate is just the price. It's expensive.

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Andiamo Ristorante Italiano4124 Hastings St, Burnaby
One of the worst Italian restaurant
Submitted Monday, April 3, 2006 - 12:51am [Dine in]

I went there with a group of friends, because we're using the coupon in Entertainment Book. So we called them and the waiter told us to make a reservation just because is 7 Pm on Saturday. Upon arrival we found out that the restaurant were empty, only 1 other couple eating. The ambiance is nicely dim but the place I think had a gas leak (maybe the heater), we sat by the window.

The portion is small and not worth the money...apparently they have raised the prices to compensate people using the coupon. At the end we were paying a lot more and it's just better to go next block over to Anton Pasta (more food for the same price). What threw me off was that the chef was too lazy to peel the shrimp... let me ask you have you ever had any pasta with the shelled shrimp? this is not even a tiger shrimp...it's just those small - medium size shrimp. At the end I asked the chef and he told me that the shell was left to bring flavored to the pasta? Imo just make a stock by using shrimp shells and stir fried the peeled shrimp. The menu offering was on the wild side...try their pomegranate pasta...yuck, it seems that the chef tried to imitate Emerill but failed miserably. To make it worse, our only waiter (only 3 people working that night, chef, waiter, and busboy) didn't even know how to distinguish between a crushed red pepper and regular black pepper. He probably a high school drop out because he made a mistake on our bills. At the end there was another couple walking in and I almost had the urge to just tell them to leave the restaurant. Now, at the end I saw that they gave back all our coupon even to the other first couple that came earlier. That's probably how they make money. But we're not coming back even if the food is free....

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Ebei5701 Granville Street, #112, Vancouver
Average Sushi Place
Submitted Sunday, April 2, 2006 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

We just came back from lunch at this place. The sushi rice was tasteless as well as their chicken karage, spicy teriyaki chicken roll is probably the worst. The chicken knee and salmon head and belly was ok, what I like most is their salad (lots of dressing), their sashimi is just ok. If the rice is not good then it will ruin your experience. The price is $11.95 and that doesn't include sashimi, you have to add $1 for 6 pc of Tuna/Salmon sashimi. There's just a lot of inconsistency with their food

Overall, I probably will not return just because for the same money I could go to a better place like Robson Sushi, Fish on Rice (free soda and more selection), and Tampopo (great TORO sashimi).

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Have Improved, Good Job!
Submitted Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

I came back to this place in late February and I felt that the food taste much better. The sushi rice was perfect that night, motoyakis were pretty good, overall they have done a good job improving their taste, on par with Tampopo. I'd definitely come back again.

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