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munchingalongAbbySince July 3, 200920 Reviews
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Adrian's at the Airport5385 216 St., Langley
Not bad
Submitted Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

We stopped here while waiting for the Sundance balloon people. My friend ordered chicken corsica and had nothing but good things to say about it. He ate the whole thing despite complaining of being full. Must have been good. He ordered a greek salad too but I wasn't really allowed to have any. He seemed to enjoy it though.

The menu is interesting with lots of Greek goodies. I would definitely try the spanakopita or kalamari if I came back.

Our server was awesome. Very friendly, patient, and attentive. Checked on us to make sure everything was good a few times. We felt very welcomed.

Nice sunny patio. Awesome!

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Nikko Sushi Japanese Cuisine22372 Fraser Hwy, Langley
YUCK! Avoid!
Submitted Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

We stopped here for dinner after hearing great reviews. I don't understand why, it was such a disappointment. We ordered dinner box A and appetizer sashimi to share. The tuna sashimi was FROZEN. Why? This makes me really mad. Why do they freeze the sashimi in the first place? And if they must, how are properly thawing it before serving it? The salmon wasn't frozen but it was mushy and not fresh. Bleh.

The dinner box seemed okay but small in size and poor value. The service was horrible. We never got our tea refilled, even after I pushed my cup to the edge of the table. No one checked on us either. I'm guessing because they didn't want to give us a chance to send the nasty sashimi back?

What's with all the pictures everywhere too? They plaster the walls AND the ceiling. So tacky.

Never returning. Stay away!!

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Midori Japanese Restaurant31940 South Fraser Way, #2, Abbotsford
Solid Sushi Joint
Submitted Friday, July 8, 2011 - 9:43pm [Dine in]

I was surprised that I liked this place. The interior is a bit drab and not all that inviting. But the food makes up for it. I had the gomaae which is normally doused in overly sweet spot (Yummy Sushi, I mean YOU) but not here. They actually serve the sauce on the side - why don't more places do that? It was tasty too - not too sweet.

The sashimi was as expected, if not slightly better. Not frozen unlike some places and the texture was good. They used wild salmon instead of atlantic farmed. Decent sized sashimi for Abbotsford. I had a tuna tataki roll too which was pretty yummy. It had more tuna inside with green bean tempura, a nice crunch. My friend had a great look sunomono - never seen one that big with so much stuff in it for such a low price. He also had a bomb roll (I think?) that I didn't try but he looked happy eating.

Service was friendly and prompt. Prices are average for Abbotsford. I'll be back.

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Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt3025 Lougheed Hwy, #260, Coquitlam
Delicious!
Submitted Friday, July 8, 2011 - 9:31pm [Take-out]

I tried this place out on Canada day after a hike and I'm glad I did. They have soft serve frozen yogurt that comes in a bunch of interesting flavours. None of this chocolate or vanilla stuff. It took me a while to decide and the women behind the counter was very friendly and patient with me. I settled on a regular sized cup of cake batter yogurt. Cake batter! And it actually tasted like cake batter. I enjoyed every golden spoonful.

It's a bit pricey - I paid $5.25 for a sizeable cup. I don't mind - I'll pay more for tasty goods. I would happily go back here and try even more flavours despite living far away. Definitely a return trip will be necessary.

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Nikko Sushi33324 South Fraser Way, #12, Abbotsford
Good food BUT never again!
Submitted Monday, May 30, 2011 - 3:15pm [Take-out]

This place has solid sushi in Abbotsford. The rolls are good, especially some of the specialty rolls. The Washington roll is delicious. The prices are about the same as the rest of the places in Abbotsford.

My complaint is with the service. The last time I ordered take-out, the quoted 30 minutes. I showed up after 40 minutes had passed and my order was not yet ready. Well, part of it was. The agedashi tofu sat in a container for over 40 minutes getting cold and soggy. I had to wait an additional 30 minutes for my food. If it took that long, I can't imagine it had been started (except for the tofu) by the time I arrived. And yet... the staff said nothing about this. Rather, they let me stand there for about 30 minutes just waiting. No "it will just be 10 minutes" or even "it will be 30 minutes". I was just ignored and waited.

I finally got my food and my tofu disintegrated. The sauce and tofu were packed together and the 40 minute wait killed it. Tempura was okay, a bit cold. Rolls were fine.

Sorry Nikko. I like you but I'm never returning. Please don't treat your customers so poorly. I felt like I was a burden on the staff there. NEVER AGAIN!

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Go Go Beans2653 Trethewey Street, 110, Abbotsford
Nice coffee shop... and more!
Submitted Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

We were searching for an open coffee shop on Sunday other than Starbucks. Found this place and decided to give it a whirl. The woman at the counter was amazing friendly. She greeted us and showed us the pastries. They looked tasty, especially the scones. I had an iced latte and my friend had a vanilla latte. They are also a full service restaurant although you wouldn't expect it from a coffee shop. My friend had a bagel with cream cheese as well. Looks like you can have anything with your coffee - sandwich, muffin, baked salmon... :P

The area is quite cozy. Nice comfortable chairs and a fireplace off to one side. There are lots of magazines and even games - scrabble! In case you want to have a round. Seems like a nice comfortable place to hang out.
There is live entertainment on Saturday and Wednesday nights too - live music and open until 10pm. Interesting!

I can't stress how friendly the women was. Must be the owner? She values her customers and that's a rare thing to see these days.

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Sushi Bella152 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Nice addition to the North Shore
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

I tried out this new place yesterday. I've noticed it's usually extremely busy on the weekend but Monday is a good night to go - it's been discovered rather quickly!

I had gomaae, which was quite tasty. Also had the trio agedashi tofu. It came with three sauces - chili spice, traditional, and mango salsa. The chili sauce was okay, a bit too sweet for my liking. The traditional was good and the mango was a bit odd. Not sure if i liked it, despite enjoying mango.

Also had the crab party roll - came with real crab and avocado, topped with tobiko. It was decent - maybe a bit pricey at $7. Also had the volcano roll - california roll topped with spicy tuna. It was the same spicy sauce used on the tofu - good but too sweet. More spice would be nice. Also a bit pricey at $7.

The service was great - very attentive and friendly. I would definitely return - for the North Shore, this is very good. You pay a bit more but the quality and service are worth it.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Good food but questionable service
Submitted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

This place is really busy and it's probably because of the prices. Pretty good portions for what you pay. I generally get take-out to avoid the crowds.

Last time I had agedashi tofu which was good but got a bit soft in transfer. Best to eat that type of thing in. The appetizer tempura came with ten pieces and was a good deal for $6.95. Oddly, it came with two spring rolls. How unusual.

Also had the salmon crunch roll which has spicy salmon and tempura bits inside. Very yummy - this is a staple for me. Avocado roll had generous chunks of green goodness and the alaska roll was tasty as well. A bit heavy on the mayonnaise but also a good deal.
Had the gomaae as well, it was decent. The inari was tasty but the ikura was a miss. Small fish roe that tasted a bit off.

All in all, a good deal about around $26 for all of that food.

A word of advice - bring your patience on the weekends. They told me 20 minutes and I ended up waiting 45. They're not very polite either but that's probably because they're so busy - there were a steady stream of
people going in and out as I waited.

Recommended, if you don't mind the crowds.

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Seh-Mi2443 Mccallum Road, Abbotsford
Horrible service!
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 1:01am [Dine in]

We went there on a Saturday night to find it to be less than busy. We were told to "sit anywhere" and happily placed ourselves in a private section. The waitress immediately asked us to move to a smaller section, despite it being a relatively empty restaurant.

We ordered some tea, miso soup, and california rolls. Food was good - miso was tasty and the california rolls were delightful.

Our problem is with the service... or lack thereof. We have been here many times and the service is always lacking. This time, our food arrived and our waitress was never to be seen again. We wanted a refill on our tea and our leftovers packed up but the waitress never returned. We also noticed that a larger party arrived and used the initial section we were seated in. No problem... except that they received the best service while we received none. We thought the waitress could at least give us a glance while serving a party right next to us!

In the end we gave up on tea refills and brought our own leftovers up to the counter. We paid, left, and decided never to return. We felt like they couldn't care less about our business and there are so many other places with much better customer service.

Please stay away!!!

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Red Tom-Bo Japanese Restaurant449 N Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
Never again
Submitted Saturday, February 6, 2010 - 11:52pm [Dine in]

We went here for a change and to try something new. The place was really busy and we had to wait about 10 minutes for a table. No problem, I'm pretty patient. The miso soup was ok and the sashimi was fine. Salmon sashimi was pretty good but the tuna was tasteless. Really small cuts too - big rip off. The alaska and dynamite rolls were substandard - quite tasteless. I ordered gomaee too but it was completely forgotten. I'll go somewhere else next time - too small, too busy, too expensive, and too boring.

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Aka Tom-Bo751 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
BEST sushi in all of Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 8:59pm [Dine in]

This place is incredible. We came here to try the ocean garden roll - made without rice and wrapped with cucumber. They actually have a few riceless options, nice for those who don't like rice (like me!). Also had some gomaae and it was delicious. Excellent sesame sauce and perfectly cooked spinach. The sakura roll was also delicious, as was the alaska roll and yam tempura roll. Tuna and sashimi arrived fresh and beautiful cuts. We were incredibly impressed.

The service is wonderful. We were welcomed at the door by the waitress and all of the sushi chefs. Our tea was kept topped up and the waitresses were very polite and friendly. When we left, all of the waitresses thanked us and the sushi chefs waved and said thank you.

This is definitely our regular sushi spot. More places need to get on board the no rice rolls. They could all take a lesson from this excellent service too!

Not sure what the previous reviewer was smoking but it was obviously a vengeful review - I doubt they've even eaten at this place.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill1833 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
just ok, not worth a return visit
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 8:02am [Dine in]

We finally tried this place out after hearing rave reviews. I had the agadeshi tofu and ahi tuna tataki. While the food was fairly good, the portions were really small. The boy had some chicken skewers, scallop carrpacio, and chicken udon. He didn't seem too impressed but also didn't really complain.

The service was very friendly but what's up with the timing of the food? Everything came bit by bit spaced out by at least 10 or 15 minutes. We spent most of the time watching the other person eat. The udon took almost an hour to make it to the table and we were one of only two parties. What gives?

Overall we're not impressed. For $70 I left hungry and wanting more. Oh well.... live and learn, right? If you have a lot of money to burn and time to wait for food, it's probably worth it... but I won't be returning.

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Oh, it's good! But what gives with the cold tempura rolls?
Submitted Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

Had a chance to get take-out from the new Sushi Town location today. I had miso soup, sweet potato tempura roll, and dynamite roll. As usual it was delicious but I've noticed that the tempura in the rolls are always cold from this place. What gives? Is that normal? I like my tempura to be hot!

The boy ordered spicy tuna sashimi (amazing!!), awesome roll (good stuff), deep fried roll, ebi sunomono, and something called bill's roll. I tried to deep fried roll and it was pretty good - nothing cold in there which made me wonder even more. North van is finally getting some better sushi!

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Mountain Sushi1233 Lynn Valley Road, #125, North Vancouver
Yummy but a bit pricey
Submitted Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

We ordered from Mountain Sushi tonight, surprised to see that they deliver for free within 4km. It arrived within the specific 30 minutes and we were ready to dig in.

I had miso soup and gomaae to start. The miso soup was quite good with an ample amount of tofu. I hate when they skimp on the tofu... why do some places do that? The gomaae was decent... the sesame sauce could have had a little more zing to it but no complaints.

For the rolls I had the yam tempura and salmon tumpura roll. No skimpy yam roll here - big chunks of yam fried perfectly. The salmon tempura roll was good too... no complaints.

The boy had ebi sunomono, house roll, and some other type of special roll. He didn't say much but he seemed happy enough. I thought the house roll and special roll were a bit small for the price but otherwise tasty.

Which brings me to the only downside I think there was. I was surprised to hear that our bill came to about $45. For the amount of food we got, the value just isn't there. Sure, I would eat there again... but I would probably look for their specials instead of willy nilly ordering.

Overall we're happy - just with lighter wallets.

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Passage to India33790 Essendene Ave, Abbotsford
Tasty Indian in Abby
Submitted Friday, September 4, 2009 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

We went to Passage to India for the first time the other night. Started off with some beers, papadaums, and veggie pakoras. The papadaums were good but cold. They taste much better hot. The pakoras were standard fare... pretty good but a very small amount for what you pay.

For dinner I ordered the vegetable hot place which was described as "barbequed vegetables". It was hot indeed, ariving on a steaming plate and sizzling. I had caulfilower, potatoes, mushrooms, onions, and some peas. It was pretty good but definitely not barbequed. Maybe roasted? I enjoyed it but would have preferred a more honest description. The dish was onion heavy too with only about 6 pieces of cauliflower.

The boy had a platter with butter chicken, tandoor chicken (I think?) and something else. It came with one piece of gulab jamun and he ordered the chana masala as well. He said the chicken was good but he shared the same thoughts about the amount of onions. The chana masala was delicious. Gulab jamun was yummy but, once again, cold. Much better hot.

The service is great and they aim to please. I would deifnitely eat here again but I would order something different.

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Mars Japanese Bistro33655 Essendene Ave., 17, Abbotsford
Fine Dining Japanese In Abbotsford
Submitted Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

A friend and I tried Mars Bistro for the first time tonight. The first impression was quite good. The walls are a deep red colour and the space is small - enough room for maybe 30 people. It was quiet and we were seated quickly.

For dinner I had miso soup, tuna gomaae, and yam tempura roll. My friend had ebi sunomono, dynatmite combo, and the mars roll.

The good - the miso soup was great, very flavourful. The salmon that came with my friend's combo was very fresh and delicious, as was the tuna. He also gave the ebi sunomono the thumbs up - fresh and refreshing.

The OK - the yam tempura roll was just ok. It had shitake mushroom in the middle with yam on the outside. My only complaint is that the yam was cold - in my option, tempura should never, ever be cold. The dynamite roll was alright, nothing special. The mars roll was really nothing to write home about either.

The bad - the tuna gomaae was a total waste of money. For $5.95 I received a few small cubes of tuna in a wasabi sauce. The tuna would have been good if the wasabi didn't overpower it completely. For the price, I would have liked more than the equivelant of one piece of sashimi. There was no spinach to be found either. Oh well.

Another thing to mention to prospective diners - the portions are very small and quite pricey. It is more of a fine dining establishment for a quiet, possibly romantic dinner.

The service is excellent and a lot of attention is paid to detail. I wouldn't return simply because the value isn't very good for the product. However this is much better than the other sushi places in Abbotsford that I have visitied.

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Marina Grill1653 Columbia St., North Vancouver
Great brunch
Submitted Sunday, August 23, 2009 - 11:26pm [Dine in]

Went here for Sunday brunch, expecting it to be crazy-busy. Thankfully we got a table sooner than the 10 minute wait we were quoted. While it was packed and loud outside, the inside (where we ate) was practically empty.

Brunch was blueberry pancakes, hash browns, eggs, and multigrain toast. The pancakes were perfect! Hot, fluffy, cooked to order - heaven on a plate. Hash browns were just ok... some seasoning would have made them much better. Eggs were good and the toast was dowright delicious. How often does that happen?

The coffee was solid and the tea was ok. I was disappointed with the small amount of hot water provided (about a cup) but the waitress came by to refill it three times. Now that's good service! It took a while for the food to come out but that's understandable... it's a busy place! The food was certainly worth the wait.

With ample parking and good service, we will definitely return.

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Dake Japanese2132 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford
Better than nothing?
Submitted Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 5:47am [Dine in]

Having just moved to Abbotsford, I thought I would start trying the local sushi places to find the best one. Unfortunately Dake Japanese is one I will not be returning to. We arrived on a Saturday evening to find a quiet restaurant that seemed relatively clean - always a good sign. Ordered up some miso soup, tuna/salmon sashimi, and yam tempura roll. My friend had the dynamite box which consisted of dynatmite roll, ebi sunomono, tempura, gomaae, and salad. Also ordered one piece tuna belly and tamago.

The good - yam tempura roll was very nicely presented. Impressive! The salmon sashimi was delicious - tasted fresh and just the way it should be.

The bad - oh dear. Tuna sashimi was still frozen. The miso was weak. Tempura was just ok but the gomaae was terrible. The dressing was tasteless and runny. The tuna belly was also frozen but no complaints from my friend on the tamago.

The service was ok - polite waitress and the food arrived in a timely matter. Forget about getting tea refills though... no such luck!

Being spoiled with good sushi in Vancouver, I will not return here. Frozen sashimi? No thanks. Weak miso? Not impressive. I will continue hunting.

Should also note that the fruit flies converged on us which was quite worrisome. Lots of bugs flying around in general trying to share our meal.

Try another place.

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Sushi King House8176 Granville Street, Vancouver
Simply amazing!
Submitted Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

Sushi King House - wow! This place is incredible, it really is. The rolls are huge, I've never seen anything like that. One california roll and I'm stuffed for the rest of the day. You would think that the size of the rolls would equal poor quality but this is not the case. The fish is always very fresh. I ordered tuna sashimi the last time I went and the pieces were massive. At least twice the size of most orders. I was hesitant when I tried the first piece but it was delicious. Everything is good - the miso soup is yummy and the spinach gommae is one of the best I've had in Vancouver.

The ambience leaves a bit to be desired so I would recommend this as a take out place. The servers always offer me tea if I have to wait for my sushi and apologize for a one-minute delay. They always thank me and the sushi chefs in the back wave goodbye and say thank you.

I live in Squamish so I make this a must-stop every time I'm in the city!

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Golestan Bakery1554 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
good, if you can get anything
Submitted Thursday, July 2, 2009 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

I've been here a few times now. I like the sweets they make, they are quite tasty. I've developed an addiction for a particular type of their pastries - I believe the English name is Elephant Ears. The problem I have with this place is the service - or lack of. I do not speak their native language but I've noticed that the majority of their customers do. When I go in there, I am usually ignored for quite some time. I have a lot of patience and don't mind waiting while the lady behind the counter chats with a regular in a language I don't understand. I have no desire to mess with their daily routines - I just want to give them some business. The last time I went no one came to the counter. The lady poked her head out, saw it was me, and went back to doing something else. It made me feel unwanted and out of place. I don't care how good their products are - this type of service is unforgivable and I will never return again.

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