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pandaBurnabySince February 19, 200856 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
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Kreation Artisan Cake3357 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Exotic flavour cupcakes
Submitted Sunday, November 9, 2008 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

My cousin had her wedding last month and had ordered cupcakes for their wedding instead of the traditional wedding cake. It was wonderful!! So I decided to check out Kreation for myself. Located on Cambie and 17th. Nice little shop and had a cozy feeling when we walked in.
They had cupcakes and other cakes display. I decided to order 6 cupcakes. 2 raspberry chocolates, 2 hazelnut vanilla, 1 passionfruit and 1 strawberry cupcakes. Man, was it ever good!!! So much better than Cupcakes on W. Broadway. Not overly sweet, which is what I like, so you can really taste the flavour of the fruits. My favorite is the hazelnut vanilla. Its the same price as Cupcakes, but I rather come here for my cupcake craving anytime.
Now, if I can only convince my hubby to order my birthday cake here.

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
Good BBQ ribs
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

We stopped by to grab a bite to eat. My hubby didn't feel like chinese, felt like having burger instead. We walked into the restaurant and was surprise how small the place was. It felt like walking into a jazz cafe. The decor was nice with jazz music playing in the background. Good thing the TV wasn't on. It would of ruin the ambiance.
I chose the pulled pork and ribs combo with coleslaw and corn niblets. My hub changed his mind about the burger and decided on the pulled pork sandwich with baked beans. The presentation of my plate was pleasing to the eyes.
Food was fantastic, I loved the pulled pork. Juicy meat with a drizzle of BBQ sauce on top. I loved my ribs, its very hard to find good ribs in Vancouver. I am used to good ribs from Montreal. My only disappointment was that there was only 2 ribs in my combo. Yet it was enough for me because I couldn't finished my pulled pork. This was the best BBQ food I've ever tasted. Much better than Memphis Blue.
Service was great. The staff thought I didn't like my pulled pork whereas my hubby had polished off his large pulled pork sandwich. I am looking forward to my pulled pork sandwich for tomorrow lunch.
We will definitely come back again. This time I will order the 2 lb ribs.

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Lucky Fortune Seafood Restaurant8338 Capstan, #1211, Richmond
Delicious dim sum - a hidden gem in Richmond
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

My co-worker had recommended me to this restaurant. He didn't know what the english name of the restaurant, he just saids "Foo lum" and its behind Canadian Tire. So I drove to that little mall behind Canadian Tire, luckily, my friend could read chinese and pointed out Lucky Fortune.
I would of never guess that this restaurant serves dim sum. Everything was printed in chinese. It looked like a little hole in the wall place. When we walked in, we were greeted warmly by staff. There was no push cart as this place was small, but there was staff bringing out tray of dim sum items and a sheet of paper to check off items.
The waitress told us that we need to choose quickly as the special would be over soon. Apparently, if you came between 9:00 to 11:30, then dim sum whether small, med or large are all $2.25. Of course, you have to know how to read chinese to know the deal.
That was an incredible deal, I mean, where can you get 4 scallop dumplings for $2.25!!! Other places, you would get 3 scallop dumplings for over $3.00! On top of that, it was really good. So was the watercress and shrimp dumplings and steamed fish in garlic sauce.
Service was great, waitress was attentive and our teapot was filled up without asking and our empty dishes removed promptly.
The restaurant is small, but is bright and clean looking. The carpet looked like it needed to be replaced though.
When your wallet is tight and craving for good dim sum at low price, this is the place to come. A true hidden gem in Richmond.

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Splitz Grill4242 Main Street, Vancouver
Great homemade veg. burger
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 12:46am [Dine in]

We had a coupon for Splitz Grill that expires Nov. 5, so I was itching to try it as I have heard raving reviews from friends.
We got there at 6:00 p.m. and the place was fairly quiet. Staff was very patience with us as this was our first time here and helpful. My hubby and son ordered their splitz burgers and I finally settle for their spicy lentil burger combo. I was so impress with their amount of condiments esp. when they used real cheese, not plastic ones. Thats a big plus for me.
I loved their fries, and their burgers. The restaurant was clean as the cashier was also a busgirl. I like the fact that the staff kept herself busy. I have been to other burger joints where staff stand around chatting with other staff instead of moving their butts and cleaning the tables off.
Good value for your money. I rather pay a couple of dollars more for fresh cut fries, homemade burgers and unlimited toppings.
I will definitely come back again to tried out their turkey and lamb burger.

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Continental Seafood Restaurant11700 Cambie Rd, #150, Richmond
Nice place to take first timers for dim sum
Submitted Monday, October 20, 2008 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

We took our friends who have never been to dim sum before. We chose Continental because of the location. There were lots of parking there, unlike the downtown Richmond area. The restaurant was huge, nicely decorated and had a clean feeling when you walked in. Even their washrooms was clean.
The service was excellent. I like the fact that its very gwai lo (non asian) friendly and most of the staff are bilingual and friendly. The waiters are quick to fill your teapot and hot water and plates are taken away.
The food? Well......., I wish their food was outstanding as their service, but its not. Its just solid good food. But for the price, I don't think I would come back again. The total bill including tips was $96 for 6 people which I thought was a bit pricey and their food wasn't anything to scream about.
It is a great place to take someone who have never been to dim sum. It has push cart, so you get to see the food and the staff will explain what the dishes are in English.

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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Delicious homecook Japanese food
Submitted Saturday, October 18, 2008 - 1:12am [Dine in]

We were craving Japanese food tonite and I remember Hi Genki. I wanted to eat something cheap, but in a quiet setting. Hi Genki was quiet, not too busy.
I like how they display their specials of the day, just before you are seated. Everyday, they have different special display. But they also have a set menu to choose. Their prices are very reasonable and portion are large.
The waitress are wonderful and enjoy practicing their english on us as we were the only non-Japanese customers. Great service in a cafeteria setting. Very clean. Its a nice place to come for dinner if you have a family. Not a great place for a first date. Ambiance is more fitting for a quiet family setting. We noticed that there were quite a number of young families eating there.
If you want down to earth authentic Japanese food, this is a place to eat.

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Pho Maxima Restaurant822 Twentieth Street, New Westminster
The greatest Pho of all
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 2:05am [Dine in]

After reading positive reviews about this place, I wanted to try it out. No regrets at all. The restaurant was clean, yet comfortable, we were warmly welcome. The owner was helpful in helping us with our orders.
We had the chicken wings as a starter. My hubby had his meatball and raw beef slice soup (#19) and I had the real crab, tomato, tofu and ham w/ vermicelli soup (#30). I loved my soup, it reminds me of the soup I missed at Bu Dien, which the restaurant doesn't exist anymore. I loved fresh tomato in soup, I found it brings out the flavour of the broth. Not many restaurant served this kind of soup. The chicken wings was a disappointment, would not order that dish again.
My hubby was happy with his pho fix and I was thrilled to find this gem in New West. Will definitely come back for my pho craving.

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Koi Sushi7831 Westminster Highway, #100, Richmond
The most blandest food I've ever had
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

I like the ambiance at Shota when my friends and I walked in for lunch. Its clean, modern looking, almost like an upscale restaurant. Wait staff were nice, no complaints about their service. Their lunch menu AYCE was impressive. The food presentation was good. Thats where it stopped.

The only food I really like was their miso soup, bbq short ribs, oyster motoyaki and dessert of the day (coconut pudding). The rest of the food was quite bland. Its ok if you're on a salt free diet and you're watching your sodium intake. I love deep fried chicken wings, it looked so enticing when it arrived, but when I took a bite, it was so tasteless, the crunch was there though. Ugh, no salt. Their rolls was done nicely, lots of fillings and little rice, but again, it was kinda bland tasting. Tempura sauce was so water down that we had to add soy sauce to revive it.
Overall, it was a disappointed lunch, we should of gone to Ninkasu.

Don't think we'll go back unless Shota changed their sushi chef.

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Kent's Kitchen5659 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Best take out food in town
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

I love coming to Kent's for their take out food. I really think they make the best stir fried sticky rice in town. They put so much fillings in the rice esp. chinese sausages. Its one of their popular dishes, thats why I usually come for lunch take out or before 3:00 p.m. Once they ran out of sticky rice, they don't make them anymore til the following a.m.
Service is ok, you take a number and wait to be call. You pick 2 toppings with rice or noodles and the girl cramped them in the container til it can't closed. Sometimes, they put an elastic band around the container so the food doesn't fall out.
For $4.25, thats an incredible value and it can easily feed 2 people. Can't say much for the ambiance, it is a take out place afterall. Be prepare to wait in line as it gets very busy towards the late afternoon/dinner hour. But don't expect any stir fried sticky rice to be sitting there.

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Golden Harvest4818 Main Street, Vancouver
dim sum
Submitted Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

My hubby and girlfriend had raved about the dim sum at GH and I was itching to tried this place out. Hubby rarely raved about any restaurant. He was right, their dim sum is good!!
My first experience wasn't very good as we seem to order the wrong dishes. I should of look at other tables to see what was popular. Their fried food wasn't good at all, too oily.
My second visit, we avoided the fried food and concentrated on the steamed food. Their dumplings were huge and so fresh. I don't miss the push carts at all, I prefer to order from the order sheets. One of the review was right, their pan fried turnip cake was to died for! I noticed that most of the tables had that dish. Their pan fried sticky rice was delicious and so were their desserts, steamed ginger milk and wolfberry gelatin. Definitely do try their sui mai, its so plump and juicy and its my fav dumpling.
I am looking forward to try out their dinner as my co-worker said it was very good.
No complaints about the service. Its a nice clean restaurant and not too noisy which I like.
Recommended.

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Fishermans Terrace Seafood Restaurant4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3580, Richmond
Delicious dim sum for special occasion
Submitted Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

I enjoyed their dim sum here. Its my third time coming here and I only come here on special occasion as it is pricey. But you get what you pay for. Service was fantastic, wait staff was quite attentive, no complains here.
Good selection of dim sum items, but what stands out was their sticky fried rice, it was the best I've ever tasted. Sui mai was tasty, but they were quite small in size. Thats my only complaint, other than that, their food was great!
Nice, clean and bright restaurant. Love their chandelier. Even their washrooms are clean.
Looking forward to come back here.... for my friend's b'day.

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Shang Noodle House350 Gifford Street, New Westminster
Yummy noodle soup
Submitted Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

Last night was the big 08-08-08 down at Starlight casino. No jackpot winning for us, so we headed over to Shang for a bowl of noodle soup. I have read great reviews and was craving noodles.

The restaurant was quite nice and was smaller than I had expected. Clean too. The servers were quite helpful in helping us with our menu since it was our first time here. I had the Shang Mushroom ramen soup and my hubby had the panfried handmade noodles with BBQ pork. Both dishes were very good. We also had the jellyfish chicken salad and the crispy chicken wings and that was good also. Jellyfish salad was a tad salty for me, but their chicken was sooo tender.

At first, we thought their prices was a little high, but when our food came, the portion was hugh! Good value for your money. My mushroom soup didn't have any msg and thats a plus for me. We will definitely come back to try out more of their soup esp. the recommended one (thumbs up symbol in the menu). We thought their service was great despite being busy.

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Po King Seafood Restaurant5665 Kingsway, #150, Burnaby
Nice to see push carts in new restaurant
Submitted Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 12:56am [Dine in]

My friends and I were itching to try out this new dim sum restaurant. Located next to Denny's, just off Imperial.
Nice restaurant! The lady in charge and some of the staff looked so familiar. Then I remember, this restaurant used to be the former Big Lai Restaurant on Kingsway and Willingdon.
It was nice to see familiar faces again, and I am sure their chef used to work at Big Lai, even their dim sum dishes speaks out Big Lai.
Their food was fabulous. No complaints here. Whats really nice about Po King is that they kept their traditional push carts. I like the ambiance, lots of room to move around and for the push carts too. You don't feel like a sardine.
Will definitely come back!

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Posh6462 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Healthy AYCE sukiyaki hotpot
Submitted Friday, July 18, 2008 - 1:11am [Dine in]

I finally got to tried out Posh after reading great reviews. Opportunity arose tonight, I convinced a friend to join me. We were impressed with the ambiance when we first walked in, it was quite nice and airy. Their washrooms are cleaned. I liked how their kitchen area are open and its pretty clean and organized.
Our waiter took his time explaining to us how the hotpot work. I've never been to a Japanese hotpot before, Chinese hotpot, yes.
Food was fantastic, I loved drinking their broth towards the end. Sliced beef and pork were the only meats served. The rest were different kinds of tofu and lots of variety of vegetables.
We had several staff waited on us, all were young and quite knowledgeable about their job. Great service!! You can tell all their staff have received training.
I thought for $13.88, thats great value. Where can you eat AYCE for that price nowadays esp. dinner. I've been to AYCE chinese hotpot where its almost $20, received lousy service, where broth are laced with MSG. I rather come back to Posh anytime!
Highly recommended. At least come for the experience if you have never tried hotpot before.

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Wo Fung4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
Amazing chicken wings!
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 1:35am [Dine in]

I am surprise that there were no review on Wo Fung. It is located in the food court at Aberdeen Centre. They were around when the old Aberdeen Centre exist, even back then, people would line up for their incredible cheap food esp. their chicken wings. I was sad when they tored down the mall. Several yrs. later, new Aberdeen Centre open up and sure enough, Wo Fung opened up, I was so happy.
You can't miss Wo Fung, its the only eatery in the food court that they have people line up. Their chicken wings is still the best ever. Because I don't read nor understand cantonese well, but I believe WF is famous for their wings, just judging from what people order incl. myself. Their most popular dish are their soup, wings and their cold drinks esp. their ice lemon tea. Its really cheap! I usually ordered their wings and ice lemon tea for my afternoon snacks, then go over to Beard Papa for their creeam puffs.
If you are a wing lover, this is a must place to try out.

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Al & Jan's Fish & Chips9014 152nd Street, #201, Surrey
Best fish and chips
Submitted Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 12:42am [Dine in]

Upon reading great review about this place, I had to dragged my family across the bridge for dinner as I was craving fish and chips. I forgot that it was a Tues night and it was all you can eat night, the place was busy. Since it was our first time here, we didn't want to for AYCE in case the fish and chips was terrible.
I ordered the two pieces of halibut and chips w/ coleslaw. Hubby ordered the chicken and chips and son ordered the one cod and chips w/ coleslaw. Apparently, their fries are unlimited as well as their pop.
That was the best halibut I've ever had. Not oily, thin batter, big portion fish. I was too stuffed to order more fries, but I loved their fries. Coleslaw was good too. I did order mushy peas, but they had forgotten our order, no big deal, I was too full to eat another dish.
My family claimed they liked what they order. Their plates was polished off while I was struggling to finish my halibut. Now, that we've tried this place, next time I might tried out their AYCE.
Place was clean, friendly and helpful staff. Dinner wasn't too greasy for me as I usually end up sick to my stomach with all that heavy oil.
Highly recommended for those who crave fish and chips.

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Kentizen Fusion Lounge88 W Pender Street, #2029, Vancouver
Pretty good buffet
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2008 - 12:56am [Dine in]

The 3 of us wanted to try out this new all-u-can-eat buffet for $22, so we made reservation for Sat. nite. Beautiful restaurant with a dance floor and DJ equipment setup. The manager told us that they have salsa dance at 9:00 p.m. We arrive at 6:30, had we known that, we could of came later.
The food was great! Good quality hot food, I must say. I love their deep fried wings, oyster motoyaki, fish and their sauteed prawns were huge. I also tried out their cold buffet, spinach gomae were excellent, I like how the sauce was on the side. Their rolls was ok, I prefer rolls made by Japanese instead of Chinese sushi chef. Edamane and cocktail prawns were in abudance and fresh.
Overall, a nice presentation. The only quirks I have is that their plates was so small. Their so-call plate was a blue narrow rectangle glass plate, its very hard to pile the plate with food or else it lands on the floor.
I only rated the value of food a 3 because the buffet did not have miso soup nor dessert. Green tea ice cream would of been nice.
My friends got their money worth as they went for the sashimi.
Will come back again. Hopefully, their quality of buffet won't go downhill, like the Grand Buffet.

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Chong Lum Hin Seafood Restaurant7604 6th Street, Burnaby
Good neighbourhood dim sum restaurant
Submitted Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

This was my first time trying out this place since they've changed ownership. All that time, I've been travelling to Vancouver and Richmond for dim sum. We came here cuz my hubby didn't want to drive across town for lunch, and we are literally 2 mins. drive to Chong Lum Hin from home. Plus, he really enjoyed their dim sum last time and they made him and his brother and sister-in-law feel welcome (they're caucasion). I hesitate cuz of their lousy service and mediocore food before they changed owner.
Boy, was I wrong! It was a nice surprise to find out how good their dim sum was. I especially like their dessert, their chilled wolfberry gelatin. I practically wolf the whole dessert down after being stuffed.
With the rising cost of gas, I will definitely come back for my dim sum fix. Its not a fancy restaurant, just a casual family restaurant, and its clean. Next time, I'll try out their dinner.
If you live in Burnaby or New West area, no need to drive far. This is a good place to go for dim sum.

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Red Fish, Blue Fish1006 Wharf Street, Victoria
Well behave dog welcome here
Submitted Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 12:49am [Dine in]

We spend the day in Victoria today and were looking for something different to eat for lunch, plus we had our dog with us and it was too hot for him to sit in the car. I read good review about this place, so we were on the hunt to find this shipping container. Luckily, it was a beautiful day. No problem finding this place. I thought it was pretty neat to have a fish and chips place build inside the container, don't have to worry about this place burning down.
I was pleasantly surprise to have the staff asking for my name before ordering, which was a plus for customer service, for which I gave it a 5 rating. I felt I was given a personal service with my order and to have my name called when my food was ready. Very friendly staff.
The food was incredible. I love their pacific rim chowder, its the only chowder that I've ever had that I don't have to take lactaid pills for. Its made from coconut milk instead of dairy. So, for those who are lactose intolerant, this chowder is highly recommended! My hubby and I shared the 2 pieces of halibut and chips and mushy edamame. Good size fish, thin batter, not oily. The mushy edamame is a must to try out. I like this better than mushy peas. Also, they have my favorite drink, italian orange pop.
I did not give high rating for the ambiance because there was no shelter. I wouldn't want to eat outside when its raining or cold. Luckily, today was sunny. Not a comfortable place to sit as there are no table. But who cares, we came for the food and enjoy the fresh air. My dog loved it here as he gets to sit with mum and dad outside.
Highly recommended if you're in town for the day.

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Fantastic Restaurant3309 Kingsway, Vancouver
Fantastic food, not so fantastic staff
Submitted Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 3:51am [Dine in]

I haven't been to Fantastic for several yrs esp. since the renovation. Their dim sum were cheap and decent back then. Never gone for dinner til now.
We went out for dinner on Thurs night. What a complete change in the restaurant! It was quite nice, but such tacky chair cover! Why on earth do the restaurant need to put a dress on a chair, it doesn't make it fancy, just tacky. Anyway, we noticed that the Thurs special was crab for $8.99 each if you order food over $30. Fine, since there were 3 of us, we decided on the set dinner for 2 which was $38 plus the crab.
I came here not having any high expectation on the food since I remember my many dim sum at Fantastic were not that great. Boy, I was wrong! The food here was very good. The amount of food we got minus the crab, there was no way it was a dinner for 2, we are 3 adults and we couldn't even finished it. The quality of food was fantastic. We had their house soup, cold chicken appetizer, mixed seafood w/ snowpeas, peking pork chops, fried rice, dessert and fruit. Plus, crab w/ ginger and onion sauce. Now here is where the service has gone sour.
None of the staff spoke english! It was odd that the manager took our order, I thought it was the waiter's job, to take our orders. I didn't know that til I asked the waiter about the rice, he looked at me and had no clue what I was saying. At that time, we didn't know about the fried rice, so I assume the set dinner didn't come with rice. The poor waiter tried to get the manager's attn to translate for him, but he was too busy helping the other table with their orders. What's the point of explaining to him, so I asked for 2 bowls of rice. He understood the "2" and "rice" part. The rest of the evening, he avoided us. The waitress came and took over. Our plates was changed a couple of times and teapot filled. We had asked for fermented shrimp paste to dip our seafood in, she looked at us and was surprise that we actually like this stuff. Such ignorant staff!! Yes, we are chinese who happens to speak only english and eat authentic chinese food. She only spoke chinese to us, good thing one of us understood her. At least, she made an effort to communicate with us and not avoid us like the cowardly waiter. My girfriend grabbed the menu to show the waitress about our order when we discover that we never received our fried rice. I was so frustrated, I didn't want to deal with the wait staff, good thing the owner came to see what the commotion was. I explain to her about the rice problem, the lack of understanding with the staff, etc. She was very gracious and apologetic and asked us if we want the deduction or coupon. I told her just to give us the fried rice to go, since we had already packed our leftovers. At that point, I really wasn't sure if I wanted to come back with the coupon. Thankfully, we weren't charged for the 2 bowls of rice. If it hadn't been the owner, I prob. wouldn't come back. She was very nice and I remember her from years ago eating here. She's probably the reason the restaurant is doing so well, she is so good to her customers and I can see that the customers are happy to be here. The other manager didn't do a good job dealing with the other table complaints. Thats why I didn't want to go to him, I don't think he wanted to be here either.
I plan on coming back to try their dim sum again. For dinner? Not sure, but I will definitely bring along friends that do speak chinese. I do really like their food, but I find that the restaurant tend to cater to only chinese speaking customers which is unfortunate. If you're caucasion or do not speak cantonese or manderin, don't bother coming here unless you bring someone who can speak the language.

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