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nboVancouver, BCSince June 15, 20069 Reviews
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3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Mini Malaysia1196 Lansdowne Drive, Coquitlam
Best Malaysian in Lower Mainland
Submitted Friday, August 3, 2007 - 3:21pm [Dine in]

I was inspired to write a review after seeing someone else had finally created a profile and positive review for Mini Malaysia. I have been going here for at least 2 years and it never disappoints. The food is exponentially better (and more fresh) than Banana Leaf. I recommend the beef murtabak, mee goreng (soooo much better than at other restaurants), and sambal chicken (and the dish from the last review with the rice noodle, egg, and fish). The food is absolutely incredible. The place is very small and quaint, the owners are friendly, and the food is fresh and home-cooked. Worth the drive if you live further away.

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Mi Mexico Restaurant3853 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Finally some good homestyle Mexican food!
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 11:57pm [Dine in]

Definitely recommend trying this restaurant.

Food is fresh, delicious, and authentic. The homemade salsa is outstanding (best I have had). The nachos are amazing (homemade also). The salso and nachos come free with the meal. I recommend the Chile Rellenos (my favorite dish so far). The Mexican drinks are really tasty (I recommend the pineapple mango). The decor is really nice (brand-new) and provides a much more upscale ambience than what most Mexican restaurants offer.

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Kalypso Restaurant & Tapas Bar1323 Robson Street, Vancouver
Yet another bad Greek restaurant
Submitted Monday, October 2, 2006 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

The food here is below average. I am very surprised by the positive reviews. Calamari was good but definitely not fresh. It was luke-warm and obviously reheated in the microwave. The tzatziki was the worst I have had. No cucumber or garlic flavour. Tasted like plain yoghurt. The rice was disgusting – at first I thought it was just undercooked – but then I noticed there were brown dried bits of old rice. I let the waiter know and he apologized - he said the kitchen mixed the old scrapings from the bottom of the pan with the fresh rice. The potato had very little lemon flavour. My spanakopita was fairly good but overwhelmed by black pepper. My boyfriend said his lamb dish was fine but bland. The bread was fresh and tasty but I happen to prefer pita. I would not eat here again. I recommend Taki's Taverna on Davie or Santorini's in Coquitlam for more flavourful and fresh Greek food.

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Thai Cafe4160 Hastings St, Burnaby
Decline in quallity
Submitted Friday, September 15, 2006 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

I have regularly eaten at Thai Cafe over the last couple of years. Had I written a review after the first time I visited Thai Cafe or even up to several months ago the review would have been much better. The last three visits were very disappointing. We have officially stopped going to this restaurant. The stuffed chicken wings are not as good as they used to be (less stuffing, drier, less flavour), their Mussaman curry used to spicy and flavorful - it now tastes just like a bland and generic coconut curry. The last time I had their Pad Thai the noodles were stiff - they sent another dish but it was the same - I imagine the noodles were old and dried out or they were not soaked properly. We ordered their beef satay and the beef was unchewable. All these dishes were ordered on different occasions and we have tried a variety of dishes from their menu. Maybe they have a different cook in the kitchen but the food is no longer as fresh and flavourful as it used to be. The food is not horrible - still better than some other places. But I would no longer recommend going there. Try Wimaan, Papaya Hut or Montri's. Those are excellent.

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Takis Taverna1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
Some of the best Greek food in town
Submitted Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 12:41am [Dine in]

I have been to Takis numerous times and it is by far my favorite Greek restaurant in Vancouver. I cannot understand why people line-up for the substandard food at Stephos a couple doors down when there is much better and tastier food at Takis. I ate at Stephos once and hated it - large portions of bland food. If you care about quantity not quality eat at Stephos - if you have a palate then go to Takis.

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Andales Mexican Restaurant1175 Davie Street, Vancouver
About as good as Mexican gets in Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

I have been to Andales countless times. I always thought the food was fairly good (never great because I have eaten Mexican food in the US many times and nothing here compares). I assumed there must be better Mexican food in Vancouver so I decided to try out some other restaurants only to learn that Andales is actually the best so far.

I have been to Las Margaritas, Pepitas, and Primo's Mexican Grill. Las Margaritas was the only restaurant whose food I thought was as good or perhaps better (with some dishes) but not by much. Although Las Margaritas does has a more extensive menu I did not think it was worth the wait. If you do not want to wait in line for more than an hour and truly want to eat Mexican food then go to Andales.

And just to respond to the other reviews - yes the owners are Asian but most of the Mexican restaurants owned in Vancouver are not Mexican family run restaurants.

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Cristos Greek Taverna4624 Hastings Street, Burnaby
You can eat better Greek food elsewhere
Submitted Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 2:24pm [Dine in]

I live in the area and used to go to Cristos quite a bit. I had not been in awhile and was disappointed on my last visit. I agree with the last reviewer - the food used to be much better. I was not aware there was a change in ownership but that explains the degraded quality. The food is okay but no great. About the same quality as Sfinaki on Hastings but I like Cristos better.

I find a lot of Greek restaurants cut-corners on their food (e.g., being stingy with Pita bread, how much Tzatiki they give you, bland rice, etc.). If you want really good Greek food go to the following: Santorini's (North Road), Taki's Taverna (Davie St), or Sympatico (West 4th). Prices are about the same and the food at each is outstanding. I have been to many Greek restaurants and these are by far the best.

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Jun Sushi4528 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Average All-U-Can Eat Sushi
Submitted Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

I had to respond to the last person's review. I agree, there is almost no one ever at this restaurant. I live in the area so we go maybe once every month or two for the All-U-Can Eat menu. The food is not always the freshest but it is pretty decent if you do not want to head to Broadway or Downtown for Japanese food.

If you decide to go make sure it is on a Friday. We used to go on Sundays but when we went on a Friday the food was much better (i.e. fresh) and really tasty (it was also a little busier). In general it is definitely not tastiest or freshest Japanese food around but it worth visiting at least once to see if you like it. The dinner buffet is only around $17.99 per person.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes4567 Lougheed Highway, #56, Burnaby
Just go to a frozen food aisle instead
Submitted Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

I was excited to try IHOP for the first time as I heard it was the quintessential breakfast stop. I ordered the eggs benedict and when I received my plate I was horrified to find hash browns that resembled the fare found in your frozen food section.

I asked the waitress about this and she said the hashbrowns are purchased frozen as they do not make them (and most of their dishes) fresh or on-site. They simply reheat frozen food that they order-in ready made.

I am sure for some people this is fine but why pay restaurant prices for re-heated frozen food? Granted IHOP is really cheap but when I go out to eat whether cheap or expensive I expect the food to be fresh and made (not just prepared) on-site for the most-part. This is becoming more rare (especially with chain restaurants). This might have been okay if the food at least tasted really good it did not - you can definitely find better breakfast or brunch food in the city.

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