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princessgagaburnaby B.C.Since April 18, 2010Favourite List (1)120 Reviews
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Sunshine Diner2649 West Broadway, Vancouver
Awesome diner!
Submitted Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 7:49pm [Dine in]

Love this place! Food is always fantastic. Decor is cute and 50s. Love the atmosphere. We come her about once a week.

Best part is the staff. I go out to pay good money and enjoy a nice meal. I do not want to listen to loud people swearing, or babies crying. Today this baby was screaming relentlessly and the staff told the rude, self riteous mother to leave! She was SO indignant. OMG, Good on them. I'm sick of these mothers thinking they have a right to ruin other people's dining experiences. How fricken rude. Wait to go out to eat till your brats are 10 like I did. Yay Sunshine!

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Gallaghers Coffee Bar & Cafe232 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Cramped and expensive
Submitted Monday, June 24, 2013 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

Wow - paid $8.60 for two pieces of bread with a little tuna and aslice of swiss cheese. Came with 1/4c of costco greens. They also ask to make sure you want the greens so they don't waste the few leaves if you don't.

It tasted fine - like a $6 meal at MOST. The wraps were also grilled with out being asked which was kinda gross to the people in my group who ordered. Very disappointing.

They also don't make anything to order, all premade in the display case like a vending machine. Not impressed.

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Wendel's Cafe & Bookstore9233 Glover Road, #103, Langley
Nice Brunch
Submitted Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 6:25pm [Dine in]

Went on a sunny weekend morning. It was a little later so we had to hover around for a while to wait for a table outside. There were tables inside though. Had to wait in line about 15 minutes just to order and another 15 to get it. But, it was ok as the weather was nice.

Food was good - breakfast omelette nice but alittle bland. Could have used some avocado though. The blueberry pancakes were outstanding and the potatoes good but not too abundant. You won't be stuffed but you'll be good.

The only down side when it's busy is the people asking you repeatedly if you are done or need that chair. And the bus girl was SO beyond rude rolling her eyes and sighing when I asked for salt and pepper. Some people should not work in the service industy.

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Browns Socialhouse215 Newport Drive, Port Moody
I Love Browns!
Submitted Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 12:33am [Dine in]

So much better than Earl's or Joey's.

WE LOVE to come here. Waitresses are always top notch. Clientelle Not so much. Could so with out the puin dudes on Fri nights. But the restaurant deals with them appropirately.

Blackend hlaibut sandwich the best.

Whole place it fun - lots on really young and old people too! It's the best

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Riverway Clubhouse9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby
Wedding ruined our night
Submitted Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

We went for a nice dinner after work. Unfortunately most of the restaurant had been taken over for a wedding. Only one small area was closed off for the other people. Unfortunately the whole night felt like the other diners were secondary, with no reduction in prices. They should have just closed the place for the night rather than trying to do both. At first there was no music at all. Then we were treated to the "check check check" of the microphone for 10 minutes. After that we got to listen to rude and unfunny speacheds from wedding people. Fun atmosphere for us when we couldn't even see what was going on because of the divider. The dining room was mostly empty the whole time too. Then they came at 7 and said they hoped we didn't want anything else because the kitchen was closing to concentrate on the wedding.

The food was really very average at best. After reading the reviews here I was hoping for much more. The salmon burger was not a "burger" but rather a a filet (very fishy flavored sockeye) which fell apart. It was supposed to have some very flavourful "aoli" but I could taste nothing but overpowering fish. I was not a fan - it was over $14. The chicken burger similarily was a chicken piece with brie and avocado which should have been delicious but didn't work. It was not finished. Fries were average to BORING, also not finished.

None of the desserts interested us. The waiter howwever was top notch!

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Romer's Burger Bar8683 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Great location, Great building, weird menu
Submitted Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

My husband and I came after work. Sat on the "patio" - beautiful glass enclosure and awesome view of the river etc. In a great location with awesome new developments. The buiding itself is spectacuclar - great reclaimed wood, concrete, etc. That's sadly where it ends. What a thud for the amount of money someone shelled out.

Thud 0ne - unisex bathrooms are cutesy and trendy - but I don't want to go to the bathroom and smell man piss on the floor. Thanks anyway.

The menu - I looked and looked and looked again - I could NOT find anything remotely that interested me to order. Olives? Um no thanks. Hot nuts? Cute. The waitress mentioned the "special" burger that was lamb and a bunch of other items. I joked to my husband that I'd order that except hold everything except for the bun and the cilantro. It was like they look my list of everything I hate and put in on one burger.

I did not get the food. Plus all the burger were $12-14 PLUS and sides were extra - no fries or anything included. WOW. We had one drink and left and ate elsewhere. It was more than half empty on a Friday night, so it looks like a lot fo people did the samething

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James Street Cafe & Grill3819 Canada Way, Burnaby
Proabably not again but ok
Submitted Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:47am [Dine in]

Went with a party group. Almost everyone ordered Indian food. I was not sure of the quality so I went with a cheese burger. The Indian food smelled good and came mostly with rice, naan and salad. All the salads, including the one with the burgers came predrizzled with a shocking orange color dressing that was not very good. It might have been mango? I did not like it.

Most people said the Indian food was “alright “ or “okay”. Not a rousing verdict. The burger was “okay” and the person who had the veggie burger said it was “alright”. I guess that sums the whole thing up.

The only bright spot was the french fries - they were above average - nicely done.

One sour note was that they provided the organizers with a “take out” menu that was scanned and sent around our office to preorder. They didn’t tell you that the “special of the day”was only for take out and no where on the menu did it say that. A LOT of people ordered the special of the day and then were shocked to find their entree cost about $4 more than they expected. When that was pointed out, the waitress just blew off as “too bad for you” and made no attempt to remedy it.

For that reason alone we will not have another party there.

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Diner, The4556 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
fantastic
Submitted Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

I have never attended this place but I have been there. Love the authentic fish and chips and staff. I have not found them to be anything but cordial. Maybe it's an English thing - I'm English so I get it. I don't however go to Chinese places and complain and say there's a problem because I'm not Chinese and don't get it.

I also have written a lot more than one review. Great place.

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Lunch Doctor12139 Harris Rd, Pitt Meadows
Good bye subway
Submitted Friday, May 3, 2013 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

Stopped in for a weekday sandwich. The sandwiches were very fresh and homemade style. Like as if you'd purchased the ingredients at the grocery store and went straight home and made yourself a sandwich the way you wanted. Tons of sandwich combos on very fresh Bread/buns.

I had a veggie sandwich with avocado that was exactly what I wanted. The soups and baked goods looked nice too. Very basic small strip mall joint - not sure where a band would play or a deck to "watch the planes" would be but my sandwich was excellent and good value. Nothing like a nasty Subway.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Fanstastic food and location - if you have the bucks
Submitted Friday, March 29, 2013 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

Stopped into the cocktail lounge before a Canucks game. Right away we were asked if we were going to the game so they could make sure we got timely service. Also asked if we were eating or just having a drink.l Brought us not only the bar menu but a dinner menu as well.

Lounge has a great vibe, baby grand and fine staff. They were not snooty at all if you regularly go to upscale restaurants. Perhaps you might think so if you like to pretend you are from West Van but are really from Surrey.

Waitress was knowledgable, friendly and helpful as was all tlhe staff we encountered. Cocktails etc are a little pricey but it is a fine dining restaurant not T-Barz. All our drinks were fantastic.

We had some halibut and chips - the fish was the best I've had anywhere while the fries were so so but, I'm not a fry fan anyway. The price for that was comparable to a local fish and chip shop but much superior product. A steak sandwich was $24 but was cooked to perfection and the side caesar was awesome.

All in all you could drop 2 bills in the lounge with a tip. Any comparison to the Keg is a joke as perhaps the steaks are the same, but Gotham has lots of other options for people who don't eat steak unlike the dinosaur Keg.

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Samz2342 Elgin Ave, Port Coquitlam
Laughable sized martini
Submitted Friday, March 15, 2013 - 9:42pm [Dine in]

Went on a Friday night and got a seat on the enclosed patio. Quite nice. It ended there.

Waitress was not too bright. I had some kind of martini for $6,75. I measured it. It was 3/4 of an inch high in a 3 inch martini glass! I was laughable for the price. I saw other martinis filled to within an inch of the top so Idon't know why mine was so lame. It was so funny that the waitress could even serve that without being embarrassed. The worst part was that she tried to take it away when there was 1/3 left but after there wasn't much to begin with.

We had nachos and really, I have NEVER in my life anywhere in the world paid $17 for NACHOS!!! They were not even very good.

Wine was better priced than local restaurants. All in all not worth a repeat.

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Kasira Thai6404 Metral Drive, #6, Nanaimo
Overpriced - seriously bad pad thai
Submitted Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 6:47am [Dine in]

I have had a lot of pad thai and this stuff was not good. It was the tradiotional tamarind sauce, not tomato but tasted like not much of anything. It was very dry too. It had peanuts but oddly they had little flavour. There was no green onion in it as there should be and not much else. There were two odd little pieces of semi cooked broccoli(that was yellow around the edges) to the side. The shrimp was not mixed in as with most of the ingredients. It looks like they just reheated some noodles and put the other stuff on top. The shrimp also was BAD, They tasted so gross I could not eat them - it was a Monday so probably left over from the weekend. Booo.

A curry dish was ok but tasted as good as a Presdent's choice frozen meal. The rice was dry and did not taste of anything. The spring rolls were good - hot and crispy but little flavor inside.

Don't you go for thai food for an explosion of flavors. Here you get more of a little spurt and fizzle.

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
Poor value
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:33pm [Dine in]

Came in after a business meeting with a co worker. We had some wine. At over 10 a glass for the cheapest 9 oz it was pricy. I would also like the liquor inspector go in and check the volumes as the 9 oz glasses were 6 at best. I guess the 6 oz ones are 3?

We had a spinach and feta dip to share. It was $11 and consisited of 1/2 c of gloppy unattractive green hot dip with chunks of feta cheese in it. It was actually gross. It came with a few slices of thin baguette that were so full of holes, there was barely any bread.

SHe had a pasta that was very overpriced for about $20. She was very disappointed. I had the curry but subbed prawns for the chicken. It was $18 and I got FOUR miniscule prawns. They didn't even take the tails off and they were swimming in the sauce. It's so gross to have to dig though a sauce to take off prawn tails. The curry was not a typical high end curry. That would be very flavourful and rich. This was a real thin, liquidly runny Indian curry that was VERY hot. I like spicy food but I think a lot of people would find this way too much. It was not like a high end restaurant curry but a take out Indian place on Main street, where this would cost only a few dollars. It would have been fine if that's what I had wanted but it was not at all what I expected from Earls. It came with "coconut" rice which tasted just like plain basmati. No coconut I could tell. The Naan bread was good. There was no chutney or anything to make it more flavourful or upscale.

With tax our dinner came to close to $100. Way too much. I could get a much better meal elsewhere for 1/2 the price.

THe other odd thing was the number of children in there. Earls makes it very clear they do not want kids as they have no high chairs or kid's menu. There were at least 7 kids there plus a couple walked in with a new baby and no car seat and they had to sit in a booth and hold the baby. They ordered a drink but shortly after gave up and walked out. DOn't blame them. Wish I had.

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Earls2850 Shaughnessy St, Unit 5100, Port Coquitlam
Poor value
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 2:33pm [Dine in]

Came in after a business meeting with a co worker. We had some wine. At over 10 a glass for the cheapest 9 oz it was pricy. I would also like the liquor inspector go in and check the volumes as the 9 oz glasses were 6 at best. I guess the 6 oz ones are 3?

We had a spinach and feta dip to share. It was $11 and consisited of 1/2 c of gloppy unattractive green hot dip with chunks of feta cheese in it. It was actually gross. It came with a few slices of thin baguette that were so full of holes, there was barely any bread.

SHe had a pasta that was very overpriced for about $20. She was very disappointed. I had the curry but subbed prawns for the chicken. It was $18 and I got FOUR miniscule prawns. They didn't even take the tails off and they were swimming in the sauce. It's so gross to have to dig though a sauce to take off prawn tails. The curry was not a typical high end curry. That would be very flavourful and rich. This was a real thin, liquidly runny Indian curry that was VERY hot. I like spicy food but I think a lot of people would find this way too much. It was not like a high end restaurant curry but a take out Indian place on Main street, where this would cost only a few dollars. It would have been fine if that's what I had wanted but it was not at all what I expected from Earls. It came with "coconut" rice which tasted just like plain basmati. No coconut I could tell. The Naan bread was good. There was no chutney or anything to make it more flavourful or upscale.

With tax our dinner came to close to $100. Way too much. I could get a much better meal elsewhere for 1/2 the price.

THe other odd thing was the number of children in there. Earls makes it very clear they do not want kids as they have no high chairs or kid's menu. There were at least 7 kids there plus a couple walked in with a new baby and no car seat and they had to sit in a booth and hold the baby. They ordered a drink but shortly after gave up and walked out. DOn't blame them. Wish I had.

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Bentei Sushi5901 East Broadway Street, unit 5, Burnaby
not the same
Submitted Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

I remember going here a few times a few years ago and it was great!

Went the other day with people from work. The food has gone way downhill and the prices way up.

The sushi was kinda fishy but ok. However it rang in at close over 10 for a dynamite roll and cali roll with a small tip. That's too much. No value, no lunch special boxes and everything else seemed quite expinsive. Not a cheap sushi place anymore. However, it still has the dumpy cheap sushi bar decor.

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A & W10110 152nd St, Surrey
Salty, expensive, slow
Submitted Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

The only good point about this place is that it was clean and fairly devoid of derelicts considering the area. Ordered a veggie burger. Swiss veggie seems to be gone because it was good I guess. Caused a big todo when I wanted in on a white bun not we. Just because I don't eat meat doesn't mean that I want what I do eat to be served on cardboard. Asked for rings instead of fries. Combo came to well over $10. I don't usually pay that for sit down workday lunches. Rings were ready but burger not . I want them together. Burger ready after 10 minutes( fast food?). No rings left wait another 5 . Getting angry. Verdict. Veggie burger bland with processed orange cheesy substance. Rings mushy inside and tasteless. Both very salty - good thing they haven't screwed up the root beer.r

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Taverna Greka Waterfront Restaurant326 Columbia Street, New Westminster
NYE at Taverna Greka
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

I called about 5 days in advance to make reservations. i always think everywhere will be packe don NYE. I was told they were having 2 seatings. 4-8 and after 8. One might assume that after 8 meant there would be ferstivities especially since they wer having "seatings". Made reservations for 8. We arrived a party of 4 and the place was deader than a regular Saturday night. The whole row by the windows was full but the rest of the restuaurant was empty.

Waitress was nice enough. Could have made more of an effort on NYE though I thought. Sangria was not avaiable by the glass or less than 1/2 a picher. I don't know why? Perhaps the bar tender can't divide.

Deep fried zucchini was very greasy, not good and extremety overpriced at $7.50. Homous was good, lots of garlic and chopped onion on top, but only came with ONE piece of pita. It was also a very small portion.

Spanikotpita was very good as usual and not too badly priced as a platter. Prawn souvlaki was VERY overpriced at $21! That's more than I've paid anywhere and it was good by not spectacular. The rice was nice and the potatoes were amazing as always. Caesar salad average and the Greek salad was AWFUL. The tomatoes were mealy (try grape tomatoes at this time of year Chef) and the dressing and cheese tasted bad, like there was something off.

A very small child had a Shirley Temple and they served this HUGE almost pint sized glass of it to her and she couldn't drink most of it. We were charged $4 for that. Not too impressed.

What really surprised me was that the place was basically shutting down at 9:30! There was no entertainment, not belly dancers nothing! On NYE. Weird.

Not a sepcial night at all, but it would have been fine for a regualr weekday.

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Tim Hortons30340 Automall Dr, Abbotsford
another crappy Tim Hortons
Submitted Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

Another dismal location(aren't they all?) with dumb slow employees. You have to order each part of your meal very S-L-O-W-L-Y so they can get it. If you say "I'll have an egg salad sandwich and soup combo on white, with vegetable soup and a black coffee please" You get - "and what type of sandwich please?" um egg. "on What kind of bread?" um white owww hurt me. "you want soup or donut combo ?" SOUP , VEGETABLE SOUP! "and what kind of soup please" VEGETABLE FFS!!!!! "and what to drink please?" Coffee, Black coffee I already said that!!!! "cream and sugar?" NO! That's what BLACK COFFEE means "and what size coffee please?" What ever FRICKIN size comes with the COMBO you moron!!!!! AHHHHHHHHH............

Then you get the nastly soup with a slimy texture, a boring sandwich(I think they already dumped the egg because it was SOOOOO bland and horrible) and a cup of acid. All for Like $7.50. Note to self - pack your lunch from home.

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Vi-La Palace Vietnamese Restaurant3240 Mt Lehman Rd., #107, Abbotsford
Spectacular
Submitted Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

I don't go to Vietnamese places much anymore as most were quite dodgy. Had to go here with a group after a meeting. All I can say is "WOW". It was very busy but they found room for all of us, albeit at two separate tables. That was ok.

The kitchen was open, the food was fast,superfresh and everyone seemed to be enjoying their meals. The pho soup was proclaimed to be better than anywhere in Vancouver. The salad rolls were amazing and the vermicelli bowls were fresh, tasty and VERY filling.

If I am every back that way I will always eat here!

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Creme de la Crumb Bakeshop4370 Still Creek Drive, #150, Burnaby
Holy - what a rip off!!!
Submitted Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

I work in the area and have stopped in before. I have never actually bought anything. The baked goods look good, but I don't really eat that stuff. I'm usually looking for a good sandwich or salad when I haven't packed my lunch. Most people in my office don't go there because they say it's too expensive.

Today I went and ended up choosing a curried chick pea wrap as most of the other things looked too "carby" and I had an afternoon meeting. The wrap was just under $8 with tax. However, it was in a nice spinach wrap and looked quite large in size. After I paid, it felt quite light and when I got to my desk I was stunned. It was mostly just lettuce, a few green peppers, and about 1/4 cup of chick peas in a curry coloured sauce. There was no rice, nothing else!! For EIGHT dollarss. OMG - they hadn't even added any spice, or even SALT. The curry was barely dicscernable. They had also wrapped it really loosely to make it appear bigger. For that price I would expect something like rice, or quinoa toasted almonds, maybe some raisins- anything to make it taste like something good instead of leaving a bad taste in my mouth - both literally and figuratively. NEVER again.

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