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minestroneBurnabySince November 2, 201110 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Mediocre at Best
Submitted Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 5:01pm [Dine in]

Coming from an Italian background, I do my best not to judge 'Italian' restaurants too harshly since they'll never truly live up to expectation - only a few really do.

We started with a mista salad (garden salad with 'special' dressing), a minestrone soup, and tri-color ravioli in red sauce - all to share, since we could see how large the portions were. I can't begin to describe the 'special' salad dressing other than it was a gelatinous blob that just sat on top of the lettuce and tasted as though it came out of a 'Kraft' container. Too salty and so thick it was challenging to mix the salad. The soup was inoffensive, but boring, with the vegetables cut way too big. The pasta tasted as though it'd been in the freezer for about a year, prior to cooking. The sauce was ok, not too sweet or bitter - the better part of the meal.

It could have been just our server - can't speak about them all - but she was gruff and very rushed in her delivery of our items, just shy of tossing them on the table. Everyone has a bad day, but this was overkill. I really hope folks begin to understand that 5 pounds of pasta doesn't constitute an 'Italian dinner experience'. Olive Garden does a million times better. Really? a couple of free buns at the beginning of the meal - that impresses patrons?

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Koryo Korean BBQ4567 Lougheed Hwy, #260, Burnaby
Delicious Food, Wonderful Staff
Submitted Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

The beef and chicken combo is a great way to get variety, and a very well portioned, satisfying meal. Each entrée comes with two sides (4 if you get the Jumbo) and if you opt-out for the 2 scoops of rice, you can pick a third side instead. The quality of the food has always been consistently great. I appreciate the care the owner and workers take to ensure customers are happy, and explain any questions someone may have.

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Thai Pearl4567 Lougheed Hwy, #734, Burnaby
Good Portions and Quality
Submitted Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:32pm [Dine in]

True enough, it's not necessarily 'Thai' - but you can't deny the quality of the food. I appreciate that the server takes the time to ensure you get a good helping of meat, and when you get veggies on the side, they take the time to give you a variety of vegetables including some mushrooms. The food is well prepared, flavorful, and clean. I recommend the spicy white fish, and mushroom beef. Also, their hot and sour soup is good as well.

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X-site Grill & Bistro2270 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Great Food, Best Value, Quality each and every time!
Submitted Thursday, January 16, 2014 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

Having been a long-time patron of the Burnaby X-Site we felt we should give the Vancouver location a try. Boy, are we happy we did. We haven't once eaten from the 'regular' X-Site menu, because this location has a Mexican menu and it's amazing! Having had the Beef Burrito, Pork Enchiladas, and Pollo En Mole, I can honestly say it is some of the best Mexican I've had to date. Our server indicated that the chef is from Guadalajara, and the authenticity shows. Keep up the great work.

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Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Loved the Look, not the Price
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:49am [Dine in]

You can't deny that the ambiance of the restaurant is nice and cozy, and the food isn't bad by any means. Very simply, it's decent quality comfort food, but nothing to be overly impressed with. Beware of the appy bruschetta, you only get two small slices of bread; the humus is also very small for the price. Decent food, nice atmosphere, marginal value.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips6574 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Solid Fish & Chips with Great Service
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:25am [Dine in]

I was very impressed with our server who memorized our 5 orders (with slight adjustments) and delivered them to us exactly as requested. If you have a hankering for some classic fish and chips, you will not be disappointed. Clean and quick, with friendly service - there's not much more you can ask for. The menu is has remained virtually unchanged for years. I did however notice the addition of tacos which I'll have to try next time I'm in!

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
Best Meal Deal in Town
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:18am [Dine in]

As long-time Xcite patrons, we've been eating here for well over 10 years. The beauty for X-Site is the mix of patrons you'll see on any given night. From SFU students, families and seniors, everyone knows they're getting a fantastically priced, solid meal. X-Site has only managed to overcook my burger once in a 10 year span. Otherwise the food is bang-on, exactly what you're expecting time and time again. As regulars, we appreciate the small things, like when the waitress automatically brings us the hot sauce, and knows I prefer my shrimp club to be a single-decker (rather than a double). I hope they remain here until I'm old and grey!

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Closed
Akira Sushi4219 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Great Value, Tasty Food & Warm Atmosphere
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 11:10am [Dine in]

Love Akira Sushi! They make the best Lunch Box Combo's in town and have the most wonderful japanese Green Salad of any restaurant, the dressing is delicious! You feel like part of the family here. The service is great, always filling up your tea. Children's artwork and letters from the community cover the walls, it feels very homey and kid friendly.

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Take Sushi4528 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Excellent Quality Food
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Among the numerous sushi restaurants along Hastings, Take really stands out in terms of quality of food.
Their rolls, sashimi, and hot dishes have all impressed me. The rolls are smaller than at places like Sushi Garden or Sushi Town, however, the contents are of much highly calibre, and you can actually fit a piece of sushi in your mouth. Plan on visiting Take when you're not in a hurry as the service can sometimes be slower. On a Saturday evening (7pm) the place was packed, however with only 2 servers, the food came out slowly. That being said, the staff was very friendly and apologetic - which is fine, when the food is good!

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Cafe Classico4263 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Excellent Home-style Food and Warm Atmosphere
Submitted Wednesday, November 2, 2011 - 10:47am [Dine in]

This charming cafe offers up great coffee and tasty soups and sandwiches that really fill you up! The soup of the day is my favourite as it's always something different; paired with a carefully prepared sandwich, the lunch specials are a fantastic value. The service and atmosphere makes you feel like you're visiting old friends. It's obvious Cafe Classico is a Burnaby Heights jewel by the amount of daily regulars I've seen.

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