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pandaBurnabySince February 19, 200856 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
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Displaying 41 - 56 of 56 Reviews Found
Honolulu Cafe3340 Kingsway, #240, Vancouver
I crave for their ice lemon tea
Submitted Sunday, May 18, 2008 - 2:59am [Dine in]

I've been eating here for many years even before the renovation. I always find their food to be good. Afterall, it is a hong kong style cafe not fine dining. Last nite, after a concert I was hot and was craving ice lemon tea to cool me off. Honolulu cafe was the place to go for that. They make the best ice lemon tea and they do not use powder, brewed fresh. I was hungry and ordered a seafood baked rice with spinach, one of my favorite dish. Generous portion of seafood, along with my ice tea, what more can I ask for.
This is a good place to go for a late nite meal and it comes with a drink which is a good deal.

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Prince Chinese Seafood Restaurant2881 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
A nice Mother's Day treat from my beloved
Submitted Monday, May 12, 2008 - 12:05am [Dine in]

Today was Mother's Day and instead of flowers, I requested to go for dim sum with my family. Reservation was made for 10:30, but we ended up sitting down at 11:00 as it was very busy.
Food came promptly and the quality of the food was amazing. Yes, it may be a bit pricey, but it was worth it. We ordered 12 dishes and all were very good. My favorite was the deep fried squid with spicy salt, it was so tender, their sui mai was the best. I love their durian puff pastry, none of my family would touch that stuff. I ended up taking my dessert home, so I can have it with my afternoon tea.
Service was good, tea was refilled, empty plates promptly taken away. I would of rated it a 4 for service, because I was not pleased that I had to wait half an hour for a table despite the reservation.
Overall, its a great place to treat someone special for dim sum.

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King's Garden1595 Kingsway, Vancouver
Their dim sum is actually good!
Submitted Saturday, May 10, 2008 - 2:49am [Dine in]

I think King's Garden has changed ownership. It used to be a $2 dim sum between 9-3. Now if you eat there before 11:00 a.m., then there is a 20% discount. I was impressed with the quality of their dim sum esp. their dessert. I like durian, so I order their durian pudding out of curiosity since it was not your standard dim sum dish. Boy, was it ever good! I was presented with a goldfish shaped jello swimming in evaporated milk. Initially, I thought they gave me the wrong order, since it looked like mango pudding. I was in heaven when I took a bite. If you like durian, you will like this dish. Their presentation was amazing, good size pudding for $2.00 (w/ discount). We tried some of their dim sum dishes that I normally do not see in other dim sum places. Delish! Fortunately for me, I have friends that could read chinese. This place don't do carts anymore, just a list of dim sum items which you check off the sheet.
The staff are neat and tidy in appearances with professional like attires. Their english are limited, but are friendly.
King's Garden is not a fancy restaurant like Happy Valley or Neptune or Come Along, but their quality of their dim sum speaks for itself.
Highly recommend this place.

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Cloud Nine1400 Robson Street, Vancouver
Don't go there on special occassion, you will be disappointed
Submitted Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 2:15am [Dine in]

All my reviews have so far been positive. I don't like giving negative review unless it is really necessary. I wish I've known about this website before eating at Cloud Nine. Last year, my husband took me to Cloud Nine for Mother's Day brunch. Its been many years since I've eaten there. We were shocked to see the condition of the restaurant. There was no effort made to renovate this place, the carpet was filthy, in fact, it needed a new carpet. It seemed like no one bothered cleaned up after the previous seating customers left. The table was clean when we sat down, but the floor area needed vacuuming. I went to the washroom and was surprised to see how filthy it was and when I walked past the kitchen, well, you don't want to know.
The food wasn't the greatest, but for $45, I expected it to be spectacular. Some of their meat dishes esp. their dim sum tasted like its leftover from previous day. Overall, the brunch was very disappointing, not worth the money. It's definitely a tourist trap. You do get a lovely view of Vancouver, thats about it.
I am writing this because Mother's Day is approaching, I am just warning people to think twice about bringing your love ones for brunch. Its a good thing, I didn't have out of town guests, I would be so embarrass to bring them here. The health inspector need to pay a visit. Will never come back.

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Le Do Vietnamese Noodle House10505 King George Hwy, Surrey
Pretty good food
Submitted Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 1:33am [Dine in]

Originally, we were planning to eat at Asian Spice, but to our surprise, this place turned out to be a Vietnamese restaurant. I thought we tried this place out since we're already here. I could of drove a few blocks over to Pho Tan, but I didn't. Good thing we stayed, I really like the menu selection of their soup. I ordered the Hu Tieu: prawns, squids & pork with rice noodle, with soup on the side. It was delicious!! They added preserved veg. into the dry noodle which boost up the flavor. I haven't found too many places that serve dry noodle with the soup aside. We also shared an order of springrolls and it was good.
My friends split the 4 chicken brochette w/ special vermicelli, and they were happy with their food.
I gave it a 2 on ambiance because they had the TV on loud with the hockey game on. The restaurant was clean, but looked disorganized as they had only open for 3 months. I am looking forward to coming back to try other dishes,

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Dragon Palace45 8th Street, New Westminster
Tasty crab
Submitted Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

I have been to DP for dim sum numerous time, and it has always been good. Last night, we decided to try out their dinner. We order the crab with sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaf (one of their house specialty). Was it ever good! The 3 of us polished the crab off!! We also order the deep fried tofu with spicy salt and their eggplant dish. Both were excellent. The girls claimed that the deep fried tofu compliments the eggplant sauce, so they were happily dipping their tofu into the sauce.
We were too full for dessert, but I did inquire about their green tea ball. We were told that the dim sum chef was gone for the day. If you are having dim sum, you have to try their green tea ball, its to died for. Its a green tea rice flour deep fried and when you bite into the ball, it is oozing with black sesame paste. Not a dessert you find at any dim sum restaurant. That whats make it special. Its different.
I gave a 4 for ambiance because when you walk in, the place is bright, nicely decorated and clean. Even their washroom is clean!
Highly recommended for dim sum and dinner.

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Tropika4151 Hazelbridge Way, #1830, Richmond
Good food, excellent service
Submitted Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 1:11am [Dine in]

I brought my out of town guests here for dinner last Fri. Reservation was made for 5 people. Got our table right away. The staff were very helpful in assisting us with the menu. Lamb satay was delicious and so was the roti canai. The char kuey teow, which is the flat rice noodle with chinese sausages, fish cake, shrimp and egg, was our favorite dish. Generous amount of chinese sausages. The seafood hot pot was very disappointing though, it was literally swimming with chili oil and was so spicy that none of us could eat it. The waiter was gracious enough to suggest that the hotpot be taken off our bill. It was a good thing we did because we order one dish too many. I actually watched the waiter took our hotpot away and disposed the dish into the dirty dish bin instead of bringing the hotpot back into the kitchen. That brought one notch up in their rating.
If you love eggplant, I highly recommend their specialty eggplant dish. Thats probably the best eggplant I've ever tasted. Overall, the food was delicious.
Their service was incredible, plates were taken away, water glass filled w/o being asked, being our first time visitors we were treated like royalty. The restaurant was clean, so was the washroom, most of the staff are young, yet experience and professional looking in appearance and attire. A highly recommended place to bring out of town guests here, afterwards, explore the mall.

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Zako's Deli500 W Broadway, #102, Vancouver
Homesick for Mtl smoked meat
Submitted Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

Growing up in Montreal, other than eating asian food, smoked meat was my second staple food. Everytime I go back to Montreal, I gotta have a smoked meat sandwich. Going to Zako's reminds me of home. It's good comfort food and I love their poutine.
Parking is a pain due to the Cambie construction, I usually go when its not rush hour. Service is great, the owner is super nice, makes you feel at home. Also, he used to live in Montreal. The place is clean everytime I come here. Price is very reasonable. This is a place to go for a good smoked meat sandwich.

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Lotus Pond, The617 Johnson St, Victoria
Healthy vegan chinese food
Submitted Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 2:59am [Dine in]

We spend the day in Victoria and wanted to have dinner at Lotus Pond before catching the 7:00 p.m. ferry. Waited for the restaurant to open at 5. We chose the combo dinner. I had the mock pineapple chicken, diced veggies with cashew, springroll, wonton soup and brown rice. It was delicious, I even drank the soup broth which had no MSG. My hubby hesitated to come here for dinner as he wanted his meat, but changed his mind when his food arrived. He had hot & sour soup, springroll, deep fried spicy salt tofu, beancurd roll with spinach and mushroom with brown rice. He loved it!! The food was not oily, we had no bad reaction from MSG nor extreme thirst afterwards, so we know for sure there was no MSG in the food.
Busy evening for Lotus Pond on a Wed. evening which is a good sign and phones was ringing off the hook for delivery orders.
I just thought it was strange that I was the only asian here tonite eating authentic chinese food. My hubby's belly was so content that he didn't even bother to get a burger at the ferry.
Highly recommended!!!

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant4989 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Pretty good dim sum
Submitted Friday, March 21, 2008 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I remembered this place as the former Wong Gok and how terrible their dim sum was. We decided to try this new place out. We were surprise to see how bright this place had become. Nice decor. We came for dim sum and got seated right away. We were given a order sheet to order our food. I guess most of the newer restaurants are getting away from the traditional push carts. The staff was pretty helpful in assisting us with our order.
Their dim sum was pretty good. I love their sui mai! I was a bit disappointed with the size of their eggplant dish. For $3.75, it was kind of small. At Happy Valley, it was $3.85 and double the size. The highlight of our dim sum was their wolfberries in litchee gelatin. It was delicious and a nice cleansing palate. Also, it was hugh! 4 jumbo size gelatin cubes for $2.75, we only had 1 each and took the other 2 home.
Highly recommend this place for dim sum.

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Come Along Seafood Restaurant2550 Kingsway, Vancouver
Mayor Sullivan seems to enjoy his dim sum
Submitted Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

My hubby and I wanted to try out this place for dim sum. We waited almost 20 mins. for a table. In the meantime, I took the order sheet and check off the items. This place has made a tremendous improvement compare to the run down Tsui Yuen. The ambiance was nice, so was the decor which I gave a 4 rating.
While waiting for our food, lo and behold, in came Mayor Sam Sullivan!! There was total silence for a few seconds from the restaurant. Once Mayor Sullivan settle himself to his table, everything went back to the normal noisy atmosphere.
The food was great overall. I gave a high rating for the food because not many restaurant has my favorite congee - smoke fish with peanuts congee. It was the best congee ever.
I was a little worry that we would be ignored cuz we were sitting next to the Mayor, his table was getting the VIP treatment. This was not the case. Despite that it was a super busy Sunday, the staff was quite pleasant and service couldn't be any better.
Would I recommend this place? Yes, if you have a group of 4 to 6 people. I notice that there ware too many medium size tables and not enough small ones for 2 to 4 people. No room for push carts. Next time, we will make reservation.

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
Love the food
Submitted Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I have read great reviews about this restaurant and I was itching to try it out. We finally had dinner here last nite and I was impress with their decor. Most Vietnamese restaurants are not known for their ambiance nor their decor, just good food. This place has both. Their menu selection was different from other vietnamese restaurant. We had stuffed chicken wings, Pho Tan special rice noodle soup, chicken veg. stir fry with rice, and shredded pork & spring rolls with vermicelli. Each dishes was very good and well presented. Good service, food came quick, water and tea were refill w/o being asked. The owner made an effort to talk to his customers which was why I gave the service rating a 4. My husband & I would definitely come back to try out more of their dishes.

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Fish on Rice1414 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good AYCE lunch
Submitted Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

My friends and I went for AYCE lunch on Fri. There was a 10% grand opening special. The ambiance was much nicer than the other Fish on Rice on Kingsway, & much cleaner. This place has the best motoyaki compare to other AYCE places. The ika kaarage was pathetic... way too overfried. Overall, the food was good, and all the meats was fresh and tender. By the second round, service was dwindling, food was forgotten. At the same time, the restaurant was getting so busy as it was lunch hour rush. I think it has become a common practice for AYCE places, probably did that on purpose so food don't go a waste. After complaining about our missing food, they were pretty quick about bringing our food. This is a good place for all you can eat, but I don't know if I want to drive all the way down here. Parking is a pain, I didn't like the fact I had to put more $$ in the meter in the middle of eating.

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Pho Tam Restaurant10302 135 Street, #10, Surrey
Good pho on a chilly nite
Submitted Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

Didn't feel like cooking tonite. We were craving Vietamese food, but there wasn't any good pho place in Burnaby. So we drove across the bridge to Pho Tam. Its my husband and son first time there and my third time. The restaurant was busy, but we manage to get a table. Since I do not eat red meat, I have found my favorite pho, #16, the pork and seafood rice noodle soup. I love the broth, so flavorful and gave generous amount of sliced pork. My hubby ordered the curry chicken with rice. Huge portion. He enjoyed it, but I thought the curry was too powdery for my liking. Took leftover home. Also, had a side order of salad rolls. This salad roll had more fillings than noodles which was a nice change. My son had order bbq pork steak and spring roll w/ vermicelli. He had polish the whole bowl. I tried a small piece of his spring roll, boy, was it ever tough!! The skin was so tough and chewy and the filling or lack of it, was skimpy. I think I'll stick to #16 pho. It was worth the drive, the location was great because you can stop by at New Town bakery and pick up baked goodies at half price (after 6 p.m.). Their parking lot sucks, good thing Pho Tam reimburse our parking ticket. I gave 2 for ambiance, afterall, it is a little whole in a wall place to come for a nice hot bowl of pho on a chilly nite.

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Neptune Seafood Restaurant8171 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
good dim sum for $2.50
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

I took my friend out for her birthday on Fri. for dim sum. I heard that between 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. dim sum were $2.50. We arrived at the restaurant at 10:30, we were given a order sheet. The manager helped us with our order and assure us that as long as we order the food before 11:00, it was $2.50, I thought we had to be out of here by 11:00 to get the special. I can see why, the service was slow. This is not the place to come if you are in a hurry. We order 10 dishes, the expensive dish we order was the lobster dumpling at $5.95 and it was tasty. The food was slow to arrive, but once it arrived, it was worth the wait. The sui mai was my favorite, even better than Happy Valley. Will definitely come back. If you want good quality dim sum and good value for your money, this is the place to come.

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Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant3432 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver
delicious dim sum
Submitted Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 12:09am [Dine in]

My husband and I decided to try out this restaurant on strong recommendation from family member. We went on Sunday morning before 10:30 and there was already a line up outside. We took a number and waited. My caucasion husband was not thrill about waiting. So while waiting to be call, I took the order form and check off the dishes we wanted. The wait wasn't long at all, we found out later that Happy Valley accepted reservation. Once we were seated, we handed in our order. The food came out shortly after. Their eggplant with shrimp stuffing was huge! Loved their presentation and it was so good. Their sui mai was almost double the size. Their stir fry sticky rice was the best I've ever tasted. Despite that it was Sunday and was super busy, we were amaze at the service. I have gone to many dim sum places around Vancouver area, this is one of the few restaurant where I do not have to wave at staff for services. Dishes were taken away once we were done eating, water refill for tea, service was prompt, all the staff were busy including the 2 managers. What great team work! We order 5 dishes and the bill was under $23. We was stuffed and took home leftovers. We were in and out of the restaurant in less than an hour! It was slightly pricey, but it was worth it and I would definitely come back again. Next time we'll bring friends so we can try out more dishes.

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