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momotronEast van, vancouver.Since March 11, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Pearl Drops Teahouse422 Willingdon, Burnaby
Great Vibe at Pearl Drops
Submitted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 11:56am [Dine in]

While the menu to me is a little confusing, it makes up in originality; instead of being your regular, run of the mill bubble tea joint, Pearl Drops actually puts the TEA back into bubble tea (literally!). Highly customizable and full of different options, Pearl Drops has some of the most original drinks I've ever seen on a menu.

FOOD: I don't think they're used to providing hot food on a regular basis, as a friend and I went and it took some time for her to receive her Udon. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing. Definitely here for their teas.
TEAS: outstanding! I've loved every drink I've had from Pearl Drops thus far, and even though it's a bit far for me to get to, I'll take the hike to return there for drinks.
SERVICE: I like how there's usually on person at the cash and one or two making drinks. It ensures the whole process goes by faster, and the guy running the till is often very helpful for people who haven't been to pearldrops before and can't tell that 'jasmine tea' actually equates to a higher quality green tea that their used to. Very helpful, and always offers a suggestion if I'm stuck.
AMBIANCE: pretty chill, actually, even though it's usually extremely busy. I like to just sit and relax there. I like the decor, too.

Overall, I think this is an interesting take on your regular bubble tea.

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Panda Pearl Tea House2261 East Hastings, Vancouver
Change is in the Air ...
Submitted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 11:46am [Dine in]

I went to Panda Pearl Tea House when it initially opened back in November or so, and was only minorly impressed; all drinks were made with syrups, no fresh fruits available, staff sort of confused and at a loss for how to properly make the drinks, constantly out of pearls and/or jellies. While the drinks weren't bad, the whole thing was a bit of a mess.

However, I have to admit, things have changed as of late. Panda Pearl had switched it's cups from the old flimsy, easily broken plastic ones to these thick hard plastic cups, which I thought was a plus. They now stock stamp cards with this deal that you get two free drinks on your first stamp, which I think is pretty great. Best of all, they stock fresh fruit now, you can even get a fruit called 'jackfruit' which I've never had before!

There's now more seating, too, and I've never run into a problem with my pearls or the availability of my drink. One of the workers that I see there a lot says that they're revamping their menu at the moment, too; I can expect only better things from Panda Pearl in the future.

DRINKS: Above average, well made and made the way you want (I always get half sweet taro, and it's perfect).
AMBIANCE: Very relaxing! The music in there is awesome, now, and they don't play movies over and over.
SERVICE: Quick and attentive, they make sure the drink is the way you want it.
VALUE: Regular; I always spend under $3.50 now though.

And they have DEBIT! Amazing.

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Sushiwa Japanese350 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Wonderful Spot for Sushi
Submitted Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 11:01am [Dine in]

Sushiwa is outstanding, no doubt about it.

Owned by two lovely Korean people, the sushi is always fresh, their hot dishes are flavorful and the service is lovely. The main server, a lovely korean woman, speaks little english, but is always eager to get your order correct, and will come back more than once if she's not sure she's got exactly what you want. It can take a little while to get your food, but once it comes, you won't be disappointed; everything is fresh and so tasty! Their sushi cones are delicious, too, and the guy who makes them is absolutely hilarious; he's situated within the restaurant itself, so you can watch him make your sushi, and he's always willing to share a joke.

I went there when it was newely opened and they had a really hard time getting our order right, and we had to wait quite a while for our food; initially, we were disappointed, but at the end of our meal the server brought out a great big plate of assorted, fresh (but frozen, like not from a package) fruits free of charge, apologizing for their mistake and encouraging us to return again, to give them a second chance. I thought it was really sweet, the fruit was so tasty, and it was so nice to see them really care enough about their customers to offer them something to return.

All in all, a DEFINITE must try. Sushiwa is great!

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Bubble World4300 Kingsway, #1, Burnaby
Fun, but not necessarily the best.
Submitted Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:57am [Dine in]

I often go to bubble world when I'm with a large group of friends, and they're accomodating even around how busy they are. Because I usually go in with a big group, I always have fun there, however, the bubble tea is a little overpriced, in my opinion, and it's nothing special. It's good, for sure, but it's not amazing, and so I always feel a little ripped off. I do enjoy their food there, though, as it beats the general fast food in the area, and is priced well.

I will return, but I wouldn't go alone, for sure; the staff can be very rude to their Caucasian customers.

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Slocan Restaurant2715 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Not worth the money.
Submitted Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:52am [Dine in]

I remember the slocan being a great place to get a really awesome breakfast, but to be honest, it's changed a lot since I was a kid; the service is lacking, for sure, and the only food that I enjoy there is their lasagna, and some of their breakfasts; that is, if they're served to me hot, which doesn't always happen. It's also way more expensive than some of the surrounding breakfast joints for no real reason.

As said below, I'd rather just head over to bons.

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Tentatsu2430 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Excellent Dynamite Rolls
Submitted Thursday, March 12, 2009 - 10:49am [Dine in]

Since Tentatsu is about a block from my school, I tend to visit quite often, and am usually pretty satisfied. My favourite choices are the dynamite rolls, which are absolutely HUGE for the price (I think it's only 3.50 or something like that) and are filled with prawn tempura, yam, avacado, and cucumber. Very tasty. I also really enjoy their beef tatake, and like how they allow you to 'season' it yourself by adding things on the side.

My only issue is that the service tends to be a little slow sometimes, and they can forget if you order a lot, but other than that, everything is pretty good. I enjoy bringing friends here, so I recommend it.

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