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peppeBurnabySince January 28, 200732 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

Reviews

Displaying 21 - 32 of 32 Reviews Found
Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
Special Occasions
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

This place has become my favourite for special occasions. I've been there a 4-5 times last year and every experience has been great. Lots of space even for my baby's stroller. The food were delicious and I remember having the fish and the lamb rack on separate occasions. Soup and the appitizers were great. Staff's service attitude were great and will take care of our concerns. I remember having the dessert sampler and it was superb. Great view from burnaby mountain if you're seated by the window.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
Waste of Money
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

This is one of the worst Japanese restaurant in the city. The sashimi don't really taste like anything. The cooked food definitely has MSG which makes you very thirsty after the meal. I went with a group of over 40 people, so we were separated into 6's per booth. Our sushi ended up in a different table of the same group, and they wouldn't make another one for us even though it was their mistake and the other group mistakenly at our dish. It's all you can eat so we ordered a variety of items but a number of items never showed up. We asked them to followup with it and they just ignored us and delayed it. Don't even bother going as it's a waste of time and money. You're better off with anything else in the food court upstairs. For better alternatives in the area read my other reviews.

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Isami Sushi4603 Kingsway, #6, Burnaby
Best of Burnaby
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

My family are regulars at Isami as it is the best Japanese restaurant in the area. Chef/owner Sami is customer friendly and has a loyal following. Sushi is very fresh. Kitchen food is also decent. When they're busy, servers may take longer to attend your table but we're well taken care of most times. We take baby with us everytime and get to have the bigger "rooms" where you have to take your shoes off and walk in. A little pricer than others in the area but you get what you pay for.

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Kitto Japanese House833 Granville Street, Vancouver
Solid choice
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

I believe this place deserves a more fair review than what I've seen. I've been to this place more than 10 times for both lunch and dinner and they do offer wild salmon sashimi and sushi for a bit higher price than their farmed cousins. Fish is always fresh. Robata on the dinner menu was great, I particularly like the saba. Rolls are creative and different from the usual Japanese restaurant offerings. Also very accommodating with my baby. Reliable service and attentive. I have sushi at least 4-5 times a week, and I've become more picky over time that I only go to a few. Kitto is one of them and is a very solid choice for reliable food and service.

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Caffe Artigiano1101 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Average at best
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:29am [Dine in]

I used to be a regular, always ordering the same mocha. The drink is consistent 80% of the time. There are times where the "barista" forgets to squeeze in the chocolate syrup before pouring the milk, or did not stir the syrup in the espresso before pouring the milk. The result is a very sweet chocolate taste down bottom. They had panini there and it's average at best. The ambiance is good when it's not too crowded. Despite these comments, I still prefer Artigiano than Starbucks because of the local touch. The latte art is great when it's your first time ordering from them.

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
Hit and Miss
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:15am [Dine in]

I have been there over 10 times in the past year, and have stopped going in the past 3 months because I find that the food and service has gone downhill. I used to really like their pasta but the last time I went I find it wasn't as saucy as before. Service is hit and miss, mostly miss in the second half of 2006. There was one time I went with a group of 18 and service was terrible. The server almost throw a fit after one of the guests requested a smaller box for the pizza instead. The request was reasonable but the reaction from the server raises eyebrows. I will not go as often but will still give them as try in a couple of months to see if there is any improvements. I used to take business clients there but after that experience have started taking them elsewhere.

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Chiyoda Restaurant1050 Alberni, 200, Vancouver
Busy lunch hour
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:07am [Dine in]

I have been there many times over the past year, a very busy lunch joint on most days. I usually order different kinds of grilled fish which I find delicious. Make sure you have lots of time if you're ordering any robata or grilled fish because they grill the fish from scratch after you order, and it may take a good half hour before you get your order. Grilled fish combo comes with a small salad and soup. Sushi and sashimi are fresh but I find pricy compared with other same quality Japanese restaurants in the area.

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Azuma Sushi615 Yates St, Victoria
Comfortable and spacious
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

Asuma was comfortable and spacious. However, service was very unattentive and the food took a long to arrive, even though it wasn't a busy day. There were too few servers for the number of tables they're covering, and no server was really assigned to any particular table (which is actually common for Japanese restaurants so I'm not complaining here). There were actually two servers chatting at the bar counter. What ended up happening with our sushi was that it was left at the sushi chef counter for at least a good 5 minutes before a server had time to pick it up and serve it to us.
For the food, coming from Vancouver, my standards for sushi are probably higher because of the availability of high quality sushi in Vancouver. The sushi at Azuma was average, but is probably great by Victoria standards. Parking was hard to find in the area especially at lunch hour. Next time I'm in Victoria, I'd probably try something different. Mind you they made it to the top 10 list of best Victoria restaurants.

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Pair Bistro3763 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Outstanding overall
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 7:56pm [Dine in]

Very cozy restaurant and it fills up very quickly. We showed up a little after our Saturday 5:30pm reservation and were immediately seated. Staff were very accommodating with our baby as the car seat took up more room. I ordered a lamb shank and it was delicious, very tender and juicy. My wife had the cod and she loved it. Overall, great restaurant and will definitely go back.

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Green Room Modern Cafe, The4328 Main, Vancouver
Healthy choice
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 7:41pm [Dine in]

We went there a few times in the past year. Their veggie burger was excellent and the pesto pasta was my favourite. The decor is not exactly our cup of tea but the place was clean. The music choice was interesting and my unborn baby was kicking my wife in beat with the music only at this reataurant. They have a great variety of fresh juices which we do not find elsewhere, juicing ingredients like beets and ginger, etc. They also have wheatgrass which we like as well. Service was solid. We find that there is normally just one person serving, but for the number of tables they have, it seems to be sufficient. There are lots of pay parking out front or free parking if you don't mind walking a few blocks. Overall, a healthy choice of food in a very reasonable price range. One wish list would be to increase the number of menu items and will encourage us to visit more.

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
A local gem
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

My wife and I and our baby have been going to this restaurant every 2 weeks for the past couple of months and the service has always been excellent. One time, we told the server that we find the rolls to be much smaller than the usual and we didn't feel full at all after eating, and to our surprise they offered to give us each another order of the double roll for free. The manager asked us for feedback about the size the next time we went, and told us that they're working on keeping the sizes consistent. We almost always order the roti rolls there and all varieties are very delicious. We find that sometimes the spicy roll (Bombay Masala) is more spicy than other times we go, but they're working on the consistency. One downside to this restaurant is that there is no bathroom facililities except going around to the back, even for their staff. They're next to the liquor store so there's always panhandlers next to them which is another concern. Parking is limited out on Main and we always end up parking on Quebec street in the residential areas. Despite these limitations, the staff are eager to provide a great service experience and the food is great. They also use all organic ingredients as well. We also love their chai tea, they usually offer a sample for everyone. The yogurt lassie were also great and delicious. The price is reasonable for organic and the rolls are filling. We will continue to go back for as long as they keep this up.

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Watermark1305 Arbutus St., Vancouver
Weekend brunch
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

My wife and I went for the Saturday brunch, were seated in the heated patio area. Our server did not show up for at least 6-7 minutes, and when he passed by to serve the next table, it almost seems like he didn't want to stop at our table because we actually had to ask him to get us drinks. We both had the Seafood chowder and it was good, served with garlic toast. My wife had the Kobe burger with salad and I had the Grilled chicken sandwich with fries. The chicken in my sandwich was cold, and I asked my server to make sure if it is intended that way. He said no, and offered to take it back. I hate to send food back to the kitchen, but it didn't taste good at all cold. Anyways, after another 5 minutes, they reheated my sandwich and it was hot this time. Overall, I was not impressed with the service provided because the server was not accessable. The food was ok. The service was lacking because of the lack of attention to detail as well. For example, when the soup came, we had to ask for pepper, but was given to us quickly. Also, after they reheated my sandwich with the fries, they didn't give me back the dish of ketchup and I had to ask for it again. This time, it took a little longer, perhaps 4-5 minutes before he came back with the ketchup. When the credit card came back, the server did not provide any pen to sign the receipt. The guy disappeared on us so we had to go out front to sign it. The hostess showed no smile and didn't seem happy to provide me with a pen to sign the credit card receipt. Overall, I would say that the dining experience was below average for a restaurant charging such price ranges. I don't mind paying more for a meal but the service was just lacking.

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