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msdinesalotBurnaby-VancouverSince January 29, 200915 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 15 of 15 Reviews Found
De Dutch Pannekoek House1035 Columbia Street, #102, New Westminster
everything just solid. nothing spectacular
Submitted Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 10:27am [Dine in]

i was expecting phenomenal breakfast, but mind you, i didn't actually have one of their signature pannekoeks so i wouldn't know about those. the Eggs benedict is good, i had the one with smoked salmon. I didn't like how the benedict was served on toast instead of english muffin, the bread was too thin and too crispy. The hash browns are a little greasy, but the green salad adds a nice touch.

Overall, the service was extremely slow, even though my best friend and i went at 9:00 am. They took forever asking for our drink orders, and several requests were not fulfilled (i.e. getting a glass of water, or the bill). So that was sort of frustrating. The family behind us was complaining about that too, so it seemed the whole staff was not very organized. The ambiance is solid but could look little more authentic - i've been to one in North Burnaby/Vancouver and that location was excellent - decor, service, food. So might be a location problem. I'd go back to try their pannekoeks, but maybe not THIS location.

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Stonegrill @ the Met4820 Kingsway, #259, Burnaby
pleasantly surprised! definitely a hidden gem.
Submitted Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

I went last night with a good friend.

There's a corriidor leading into it and the service was absolutely outstanding. We had several waitresses check on us and all of our requests (bring the bill right away so we could leave earlier), having out own take away box because we had to leave earlier to catch a movie, and etc. Each request was met with pleasantry and I was not expecting such good service (in general, because i tend to be a little cynical).

Anyway, the food (mozarella chicken burger with outstanding potato wedges) was classic food. With tip the order came down to $15 (didn't get a drink or dessert). The ambiance combined with the upperclass food service was definitely a reason to go back!

I suggest you try this place and decide for yourself. The restaurant itself's decor is also pretty nice, and the fact that it's not obscenely busy is a plus.

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Bernoulli's Bagels6138 Sub Boulevard, Vancouver
SUB favorite
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

As a UBC favorite, I freaking love this place! Bagel sandwiches are full of veggies and protein and the whole meal is satisfying and healthy. I absolutely love dropping by the SUB for a bagel. They have fresh squeezed juices and yogurt/granola as well. I get the smoked turkey/monterrey jack cheese bagel on the japaleno bagel (there are so many different freshly baked bagels to try from, thats part of the fun). The service is pretty solid and they make the sandwiches pretty fast so its great for on the go.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
DEFINITELY GO. my favorite sushi place
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

I would think of myself as a sushi connoisseur- and the value/food here is outstanding. Try the tempura- you will be pleasantly surprised. Especially the prawn tempura. I go as often as I can, and you get a lot of food (bang for your buck, if you will). This place quickly won a spot as my favorite sushi place ever and i drag my friends there all the time. My favorite: bill's roll (smoked salmon, bean tempura, etc) and the cream cheese/smoked salmon roll (definitely!). Have fun you will love this place!

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Solid, really good! Best to go at Happy Hour
Submitted Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

I ordered two rolls for $6.50 - fancy dynamite and yam rolls. They were really good- the rice is good quality and the prawn tempura was fresh and tender (perfect). Good service, great selection, good location. Overall, I'm definitely going back. I would suggest definitely going for the Happy Hour because the value seems to be the best.. if you go at normal lunch or dinner time a roll of sushi (about 8 pcs) is about ten bucks. So you decide if you really want to pay that much.

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Hi Dozo Sushi702 6th Avenue, New Westminster
I second the review below this one
Submitted Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 9:20pm [Dine in]

The service was awful! We were in a rush on a way to a meeting, and we let the waitresses know of this fact. Not only were they still slow to bring us what we needed, overall they seemed indifferent to our needs.

The food is alright, I suggest going there for lunch because their lunch combos are really the only thing of good value. Don't come here if you want a quick meal...

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King Sushi410 Sixth St, New Westminster
Delivery Fast. Food Gone in 10 Minutes
Submitted Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 9:17pm [Delivery]

Please disregard the ambiance rating as we ordered in delivery.

Delivery was fast, food was hot (tempura) or room tempurature (sushi) just the way it should be. The delivery was fast and reliable, and overall the sushi is a place I would definitely order in again. Please be aware they only do free delivery after 5pm.

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Moonpennies1102 W Pender Street, Vancouver
A cutesy little cafe
Submitted Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 9:15pm [Dine in]

I came in not knowing what to expect, but nothing disappointed me. I had the sandwich with chicken, lettuce and tomatos, and it was delicious. My recommendation is the multigrain bread, it tastes very fresh and delicious! For dessert we shared a rocky road bar (chocolate fudge with marshmallows). The service was average, one waitress is a lot more pleasant than the other. Overall, I definitely recommend this place for lunch, whether you're solo or with company. I was full and satisfied by the time we were done!

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Hibiki Sushi4739 Willingdon Ave, #1, Burnaby
Long Wait, Bad Service and the Food even worse
Submitted Sunday, April 4, 2010 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

We tried delivery with Hibiki sushi seeing as its one of the very few restaurants that does delivery in the Burnaby/New West area before 6pm. My advice to you straight off is to not even go with Hibiki. Not only did their delivery take over an hour, the food was horrible.

We ordered at about noon and the food came an hour later. We called and ordered about $50 worth of food for the three of us. Then we waited, waited and waited...only to get a call from Hibiki letting us know about 40 minutes later that there would be a $5 charge for delivery. Which is, in every regard, fair but the fact that they told us ten minutes before our food arrived is unfair to the payers. This delivery fee policy is not on their menu and they did not confirm our knowledge of this policy in our first conversation.

The food itself was not worth it at all and overall unpleasant. The tempura looked old and tasted unfresh, the sushi itself was of strange colors and the ingredients just did not taste good. If you're looking for somewhere that delivers, don't settle with this place like we did.

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Northern Delicacy4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2788, Richmond
Don't know what to think
Submitted Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 6:03pm [Dine in]

We made reservations but the place wasn't even that crowded. A five-dish meal came up to about $70.00 for 6 people. you decide if that's good value or not. Fried rice is spicy, so if you can't deal with that then make sure you request otherwise. The dim sum is pretty regular, nothing extraordinary, I find. And I have been to my fair share of dim sum places in the Lower Mainland. Service wasn't all that great for this supposedly amazing restaurant. For example one of the waitresses took our almost finished dish and left without asking if we were done with it (we weren't done, so that was not a smart move). Tea refill was consistent, so points given for that. The manager (who looks a little like the Asian Bill Gates, which is not a bad thing) was kind in seating us at a table that wasn't blocked by this gigantic pole (you'd see it if you went/go there). I actually fancied the seafood fried rice, and the vegetable steam bun for vegetarians is not a bad choice. The ambiance was poor because it was very noisy, and it was hard to have a good conversation with the people I had lunch with. Based on the facts given, I hope you make the right choice. If you're looking for some average food with a decent price (of course, depending on what you find is decent) then I guess this is the place for you. I don't know if I'll be going back there again.

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Pita Pit, The5717 Dalhousie Rd, Vancouver
how awful
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

ate this at a debate tournament several years ago, so i wouldn't know baout service or ambiance. what i do know is that the pita pit, especially at UBC (i dont know about other ploaces) is gross. the beef was undercooked and the vegetables were limp. won't be going there anymore. for their sake i will say their service and ambiance might have been fine, even great. but the food...never again.

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Ezogiku Noodle Cafe270 Robson Street, Vancouver
Your Neighborhood Ramen Place
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

Ramen here is excellent, I found the flavors and the noodle quality quite attractive. Great place to fill you up: the "mini fried rice" add on for 1.50 was of great value. That was added on to a 6.89 huge ramen bowl (i got miso. amazing! it's the "Ezo" house special). I had a very large meal under $10 with a tip.

For those of you who aren't really into ramen, there's a yakisoba entree which has the authentic japanese flavor. You get the choice of chicken or pork--chicken (the one i tasted) was great! (the serving is pretty big). that alone comes to 6.79.

The prices are great, the service is solid. The place is cozy and we went around 2:00 so there wasn't a crowd. But the last time we went it was crowded around 1:00 pm. So if it was a bigger restaurant, I'm sure it would attract a lot more customers.

Walk down the end of Robson until you find it! I most definitely recommend this place for ramen.

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Bentei Sushi5901 East Broadway Street, unit 5, Burnaby
If You're Hungry, Then It's Food.
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

We did not walk into Bentei Sushi with high hopes. In fact, we were just hungry. I don't have a lot to say about the food in general, as it was decent. Just decent: the tempura had excessive batter on it but other than that the chicken teriyaki is good, the rice is good, the miso soup is good (not too salty), etc. I ordered the Special Combo Teishoku. It was a bit too overpriced, I found (10.25) but filling. (I couldn't finish it all so I brought it home.

What I would like to especially talk more about is the ambiance. "Hole in the wall" is an appropriate description. The space lacks decorating (there are attempts) and color coordination. The lighting could do better. We were actually sort of hesitant to go in in the first place because of its not very pleasant atmosphere.

Don't be too intimidated by the lack of professional touch to the space and restaurant itself. The hostess is kind and the food is edible.

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Sushi Paradise780 Princess St, New Westminster
PARADISE. Bliss, supreme Paradise.
Submitted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

Looking for a new sushi fix with a twist?
Looking for both traditional and exotic flavors?
You need Sushi Paradise.

Somewhat hidden but still glowing with its haven-like nature, it boasts the best sushi in the Lower Mainland. Coming from a partly Japanese family, we know our sushi very well, and have always tried out various restaurants in the lower mainland. And I conclude with this: 5 stars is simply not enough. Let me tell you why.

The setting. Amazing. Painted with the motif of underwater enjoyment such as fish in bright colors, it changes your mood the minute you walk in. The signs, floors, tables...all added with a professional touch of full restaurant enjoyment.

The food. Every day is a combo day, and a special roll day. (My personal favorite: the delectable BC Roll. If you originally didn't like the salmon BC roll at other places, give it a shot here. It's not like it is anywhere else) The mini-udon choices also add an authentic Japanese touch..very much valued. If you're a fan of the BC Roll, try the Royal BC Roll: The BC Roll upgraded. Amazing! With a sensation of avocado and smoked salmon on top of the sushi itself, it's pure paradise on your tongue. I would also recommend the Paradise Roll--self-explanatory. Unagi, sweet egg among others are included in this tasty roll.

Not to mention the excellent service: The owner, kind and smiling, and the others are also very courteous. To top it all off.

Basically, my sushi restuarant testing days are over. I've found MY place: Sushi Paradise. I'll remain faithful: sushi day is always Paradise sushi day.

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Shang Noodle House350 Gifford Street, New Westminster
The Unexpected...No, Really. Unexpected.
Submitted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

We had heard very pleasant comments about Shang Noodle House. Even that it was comparable to "Kintaro", arguably the best noodle house in Vancouver. (I have never been myself).

However, I feel the need to state the fact that I do know noodles. I know ramen espcially, and I know good ramen when I eat it. Shang Noodle House did not have ramen, which is why we were there in the first place. Sure, the menus will have sections entitled "Traditional Ramen" or "Japanese Ramen" but you will find that when you order (eh hem, Vegetarian Dish Japanese Ramen with mushroom soup) you will be surprised. Not very pleasantly.

The main problem was the fact that neither the broth or the noodles were traditional Japanese variety. The noodles resembled a skinny form of udon, and the broth was definitely not "mushroom soup" as the menu claimed--It was a shitake flavored broth that is usually used for rice noodles in Japan.

So the fact that the Ramen we had been expecting was not actually ramen was disappointing. I wouldn't say the food was horrible, because the noodles themselves were decent. But I found that expecting one thing when you walk into a restaurant and being presented with something completely different is not a pleasant experience, and can be the ultimate deal-breaker when it comes to a good restaurant.

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