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mtstomachVancouverSince March 16, 20105 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Koreans make great Japanese food
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 3:51pm [Dine in]

I strongly believe most people come here for their spicy salmon/tuna sashimi bowl which is humungous, so we usually opt for a half order instead. Tremendous value at $5.95 and that's basically what draws us back again and again. Their other offerings like sushi, rolls, terriyaki are not as spectacular but still solid nonetheless. Once you get to place your order food comes in a timely manner. The interior, as many before me had mentioned, is more suited to a modern western-styled establishment. But it actually makes it more interesting and less 'cheap' to dine in. But if you're craving for some good-valued Japanese then there's no better choice on the North Shore. Period.

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Nao Sushi7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
All-around good japanese offerings
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

We went there six-ish on a Saturday evening and the place was packed. And for good reason. Their ankimo (monkfish liver) appy is delish and the deluxe chirashi don came with an eye-popping, impressive assortment of sashimi. Definitely meant for sharing between two diners. My only gripe: they used farmed instead of wild salmon in their DELUXE chirashi.

Staff was courteous and very helpful with explanations. It was all good until we asked for the bill. They did come-by and take our card promptly but didn't return till we enquired about the whereabouts of our plastic. That was like a 10 min wait just for them to come back with the machine. Given that the place was still quite busy at the time we would let it slip.

Still we'll probably return to try their many other traditional offerings such as their japanese hotpot rice, which is quite hard-to-find in town.

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Jang Mo Jib4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3200, Richmond
Good Choice in Aberdeen Center
Submitted Friday, April 2, 2010 - 6:32pm [Dine in]

Usually go there for their Beef bone/short rib soup and it's always delicious! Not to mention a great deal too!

The soup is definitely of a special kind, and special in the sense that it doesn't seem to contain any MSG(!). No matter how much of it I consume everytime I rarely feel thirsty afterwards. Taste-wise it's just right and not too salty. Even though it's a soup entree it does come with 2 side dishes (just like all Korean restaurants) that you can pick from and choices include bean sprouts, daikon, and of course, kimchi. They are all home-made and taste authentic. And that's not all! You also get a bowl of rice AND some clear noodles in the soup. So altogether for how much? $6.25 including tax. Now that's something most people will call a steal.

Haven't really try out their other offerings cos the above is of such good value. But I definitely plan to though... eventually.

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Zen Fine Chinese Cuisine12480 No. 1 Road, #120, Richmond
First Excited Then Disappointed
Submitted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 7:36pm [Dine in]

We were quite excited when we found out that Zen, which was once hailed as the 'best chinese restaurant outside of china' by a certain North American food critic, has reopened in Steveston Village just recently. However, after dining there we all left a bit disappointed and vowed not to return, at least not in the near future.

Before we made our reservation we checked out their website and decided on the $55 set menu which supposedly includes dishes such as stir-fried lobster and crispy chicken. Sounds good eh? So when we went there and were seated we didn't even check out the details on the menu and ordered rightaway. WHAT A MAJOR MISTAKE WE HAD MADE! We were served a stir-fried crab dish instead of lobster and cold salty chicken instead of a crispy hot one. Even though they tasted alright, we all felt a bit 'cheated', to say the least. And just in case you're wondering, the rest of the dishes are OK, but some of them are just carried over from their old menu when they were still on Alexandra Road.

If you're in the mood for Chinese fusion-type cuisine, I'd have to say Hakkasan, which is also in Richmond, is a better choice. They are both 'private pantries' but Hakkasan seems to have better overall food and service. It's in an odd location that's for sure but Zen's not much better cos despite its 'seaside' location there's no view whatsoever. Plus the value's just not there. We do understand right now it's still in its 'soft-opening' phase so maybe they need some time to settle down. But first thing they need to do is to make sure they are offering the same thing both on their website and in the restaurant. Misleading diners is a just a lame thing to do.

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Wonton King620 South East Marine Dr, Vancouver
New Mangement Bad Service
Submitted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

Let me start this brief review by commenting on the previous two reviewers' takes on the service at Wonton King. What they said are SO true and I couldn't agree more. Please AVOID this place at all cost!

From my understanding Wonton King has recently changed hands but one thing remains the same: their service is just as bad as ever. To say the servers have an attitude is really an understatement. They are non-attentive, rude and lack proper waiting skills. It seems that the one who's bald is the rudest of them all. In a nutshell, this place really does have the WORST service out there. Although the dishes served are of generally decent quality, they just do not make up for the poor service they offer.

This is my first review on here and you might think it's a bit fishy or I might be on a personal vendetta against them. It's just that I don't usually take things, like bad dining experiences, to heart but having dined at Wonton King I felt I have an obligation to let others know just how terrible the service at this place is.

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