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princessgagaburnaby B.C.Since April 18, 2010Favourite List (1)120 Reviews
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Ricky's200 Burrard Street, Unit 23, Vancouver
Hangover Heaven!!!
Submitted Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

Went to Ricky's after an office xmas party and nite at the Pan Pacific. Needed a great hangover fix and Ricky's did the job!! WOW - what a cure! Lotsa food and just the right amount of grease. One of the best omelettes I've had in years and they actually used fried onions inside. Too often they start with raw onions and they never cook. It was cheese, mushroomy and absoutely perfect. Hashbrowns were the crispy shredded kind and the sourdough toast was perfect and perfectly buttered. Hubby had a huge waffle and stuffed hashbrowns which he declared awesome.

This location is smaller andin a food court but is very diner-like. Waitress was a bit off and slow witted but our coffee was refilled often and was hot and fresh. I LOVE Ricky's!

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Bruce’s Country Market23963 Lougheed Hwy., Maple Ridge
Only one good thing here
Submitted Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

and that is the Salmon chowder, which seems to have more potatoes and less salmon nowadays. I do stop in though everytime I go by, for the soup. They also have chili which seems to be popular and on occasion I've tried other soups which were pretty good.

They also have premade and made to order average sandwhiches and that gross heat lamp fried chicken potato wedges and other hot food.

Like the other reviewer said the place is really dirty and not a pleasant place to eat at all. I just get soup - to go.

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X-Site Grill and Bistro4625 Hastings St., Burnaby
Good and bad
Submitted Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 8:48pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch with a group. I had never even heard of this place but some people had been before. The waitress was a total HAG with a major attitude. I gave her ZERO tip which was too much. She was so rude, trying to get us to order before all of our group had even arrived. Gave us total attitude when we wanted to wait for everyone, seemed stupefied when we asked for water and refused to give us separate bills even going so far as to say "NO I will NOT do separate bills." The stupid woman doesn't even get that you get bigger tips that way. What a dummy. I have seriously never wanted to hit a waitress before.

Anyway the food was not bad at all. The lunch specials were ridiulous - in a good way. If you order a drink(even just a pop) the entree is only $4.95!! The best entree seemed to be the chicken souvlaki which was one good sized skewer with tons of rice, tzatziki, pita and caesar salad. There pasta dished, burgers, sandwiches etc. For under $9 including tax no tip you get a huge lunch. I would definately go again and make a point not to sit in the bag's section.

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Wilbur & Sabastians Bistro2020 Oxford Connector, #203, Coquitlam
Fantastic!!
Submitted Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 7:54pm [Dine in]

Just the kind of place Poco needed. Too bad it's in a strip mall - the ambiance is ok - but sparse and looking over the parking lot is not inspiring. The waitress that we had was ok but not all that friendly. BUT, the food makes up for it all. The veggie burger was amazing and they make their own potato chips! Not often do you get hot potato chips. The stoups were fantastic as well and the desserts although we didn't try them looked great. We will be back to try the other menu items. Main Street quality funk hits Poco.

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Sushi Village3331 Coast Meridian Rd, Port Coquitlam
Lost my business
Submitted Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

I used to like this place quite a bit and was a regular customer. I have had a few bad experiences in the last 6 months but kept giving it a try.

I ordered for pick up tonight. I went and got the food and when she read the order back to me there was one too many rolls. She said I had ordered 3 of one type of roll when I actually ordered two. The food was already packaged up. The roll was an inexpensive one. She actually went and opened up my bag and rifled through all the boxes until she found the "extra" roll and then slid it down to the sushi guy and had him pick it out. Was he going to throw it away? Serve it to someone else? Yuk and CHEAP. I was a regular customer, she made the mistake - was it worth losing me over? I guess so. Anyway, the California roll was superfishy and the cucumber roll constisted of six minscule pieces. Other places have much better quality, value AND manners.

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Tim Hortons7380 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Bland Bland Bland
Submitted Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

I don't usually go to Tim's anymore. I don't really like their coffe much and don't eat many donuts. I went today because I was out and had a Tim card from Shoppers.

I had mushroom soup, which used to be thick and gagging. Now it was thinner but absolutely tasteless. It was supposed to be "Field mushroom" but any of the m ini mushroom pieces in it had never seen a field only the inside of a can. I have never had a processed soup require salt before but this stuff was that bland. Even 5 packs of pepper could not help it.

I also had a cheese bagel which was also tasteless even though it had orange melted stuff on the top. Event he herb and garlic cream cheese was not enough to make it taste like much. Both the soup and bagel were quite small.

I still need to taste something as I was not satisfied. I had a donut. It was sweet - bad texture - not much.
The whole thing was fairly nasty and not to be repeated unless I was starving. Corporate industrial slop.

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$50 for breakfast for 3 - Seriously?
Submitted Monday, November 14, 2011 - 6:37pm [Dine in]

I am finding these breakfast places just cost too much. I can get a full delicious fresh cooked breakfast at my cafeteria in my office for under $6 including coffee. Why does this cost so much??

This IHOP is one of the newer ones, not the old 70;s ones. It is bland and boring. The music was SO loud at breakfast we could not even talk.

We had one order of chocolate chip pancakes with a side of hashbrowns, one order of some pancakes, one order of strawberry french toast, a side of sausage, 2 coffees, a hot chocolate and and a tip. FIFTY dollars. I'm still shaking my head. Good thing I was so stunned I did not feel like eating lunch so I saved money there. Really - McDonalds is not that much worse and a LOT less money.

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Red Robin3000 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
What? Customers? What a surpise!
Submitted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 10:14am [Dine in]

Our sports team showed up on a Sunday afternoon. THere was about 20 of us and they were totally bewildered? Like they were not accustomed to having customers. They could not accommodate such a larege party. They had no staff. Seriously that's what the "manager" said. HE tried his best to discourage us but for some reason one person kept insisting. Would they have freaked out if 4 groups of 5 had wandered in. Why the heck would you not expect customers unless you suck?

We had to wait 15 minutes and the restaurant was empty but they finally got it together. If it were up to me I would have left the second they appeared not to want us.

Anyway the service was fine considering they had "no staff" . Some of the meals got mess up or were slow but it was alright. I was stunned at the number of fries that came with each burger - about 8. No kidding. They ask later if anyone wants more but who's going to say yes when most others don't

At the end the manager came up to one person, handed him his card and admonished him to "call ahead" next time. Like we would come back.

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Taco Del Mar11020 No. 5 Road, #128, Richmond
Less than "typical" TDM
Submitted Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

Ok so this chain is basically a carb loaded gut filler. Don't expect much else.

Went to this location while working and didn't have much time. The place was completely EMPTY - not ONE person in there on a Friday at 12:15 pm. That scared me right off. TOns of people eat out on Fridays especially. Ordered a veggie burrito that rang in at close to $8. What did I get for that? I torilla, tablespoon each of guacamole(75 Cents extra) sour cream some orange coloured white rice, a spoonful of black beans and salsa. That would seriously cost me like 75 cent to make at home.

It turned out as I said to be a gut busting carb load with very little if any flavour. It was all runny and messy because of the beans and salsa. I threw half out. THis location didn't even have all the bottles of hot sauce and tabsco that the other places have to liven their dull food up. I'd skip this place next time.

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Mongolie Grill8400 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Average at best
Submitted Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 9:35pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to this place in over 15 years. I remember it being better. Maybe it wasn't and I just didn't know better. It's still the same. Decor is the same, but not dirty, just outdated. Waitress was acceptable but unmemorable. Stir fry guy was ok.

Went at lunch with an entertainment coupon so we got out for two of us for $20 including a tip. You get 25 percent off at lunch but not if you use the entertainment coupon.

The metal bowls were a bit bashed up but off we went. had mostly veggies anda few seafood items. The bok choy was brown and slimy. Other items were ok, but as others have said be careful what you choose. Lots of mushrooms and other realatively light veggies are best. The sauces really add weight as you have to add quite a bit like 3 or 4 ladels full to make it taste good. Serve with really gloppy hoisin sauce two rice paper thick wraps and rice (brown or white). It filled me up but did not ispire me to come again. DO NOT eat the free soups, the hot and sour was gross and the corn chowder was a gelatinous pasty mess.

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McDonald's2850 Shaughnessy St, #2119, Port Coquitlam
OMMcG where do I start?
Submitted Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

McDonalds is Mcdonalds right? Not when you count in this one. I have had to go there 3 times now as I am doing some business in a building right near there. I have seriously seen few er grosser Mcds in my life anywhere in the world. It's like walking into your own little ghetto.

First of all the place is ALWAYS filthy. THere are napkins, food, wrappers and other un indentified garbage on the floor. It's like they don't even clean up during the day at all. I have had ketchup empty, seen, Happy meal toy displays empty and cracked and I was only brave enought to attemp the potty once -ew.

Enjoy the show from the patrons that consist mostly of crack and meth heads. Lots of screaming dirty kids as well. Where's the truant officer. It is a really small space too. The food is the same as any McDs but even the staff is a little slower here. Run......

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Sparta Greek Taverna2232 McAllister Ave, Port Coquitlam
Cleaner than it was but overpriced
Submitted Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

I used to come to this place years ago and it was really dirty so I stopped. Came last week with partner and child. It has been decluttered and cleaned up - good sign. On a Friday night there were about 5 tables being used - not such a good sign.

The souvlakis were both good, prawn and chicken. Came with a thimble of tzatziki and they charged a dollar for each extra thimble. NOt impressed. The rice was boring and the potatoes were not real greek lemon potatoes just mushy roast potatoes. Pita was good but portions all around skimpy. The greek salad dressing is the best around though. At $18.95 each for souvlaki I thought it was downtown prices for burbs quality and atmosphere. The kids meal was atrocious with a small serving of spaghetti with tomato sauce well over $6 and then $3 for a drink and no dessert. Way below quality and standard price for most kids meals at higher quality restaurants. All in all so so. Would go again if someone else is paying.

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Tentatsu2430 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Wish I lived closer
Submitted Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 12:45pm [Dine in]

This place was fantastic. I went with 3 girlfriends afterwork for an early dinner. It is busy, but my friend said there always seems to be one table and there was! The decor was fine for a normal Japanese restaurant.

The service was quick and the food excellent. Tempura was a little greasy but crispy and there were ALOT of pieces in an order. The rolls were done well especially the dynamite roll that had at least 2 fried shrimps. Also loved the inari and sunumono. If I lived closer I'd go every week. Try it, but save me at table. The value was incredible. The people who said it was expensive must normally eat at the AYCE or $1.99 sushi places.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips2215 Reeve St, Port Coquitlam
Whoa - this is park take out, not a sit down!
Submitted Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 7:15pm [Dine in]

I was looking forward to this place as my nephew had a soccer game there at Gates park. I was however, NOT prepared for the price! I expected to get a burger and fries for maybe $6 as it is a take out place in a park. A cheese burger and fries was $10 same as in some sit down restaurants adn halibut and chips was $15!!! I'm not kidding. I remember going to the one in Richmond a few years ago and not being shocked by the prices.

i had a VEGGIE doog - one tofu weeinie in a bun and it rang up at $5. Not spectacular either, just average. they better revisist their price structure or they'll being going down soon.

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White Spot45373 Luckakuck Way, Chilliwack
Yuk in the 'Wack
Submitted Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

I am not a fan of Whitespot. My niece wanted to go when I was visiting her in the Wack for her birthday. So off we went. The usual Whitespot "mystique" was carried out as usual when we arrived looked in the window from outside and saw 1/2 the restaurant was empty. But of course, the perky and dumb hostess says "can I get your name there's a 15 mintue or so wait". Why - half the freakin tables were empty??!! Al the lemmings were lined up to get their triple o fix I guess. I would not have graced them with my business if my neice had not wanted to stay. Twenty minutes later I'm pizzed when I see people who came in after me being seated. Genius hostess says "Oh I guess you didn't hear my call you". No because you didn't and I was sitting right in front of you the whole time.

We finally sit and order without incident. But, as usual, the food is gross. The fries in the kid's pirate pack were almost burt and inedible. The onion rings were so greasy I just about barfed after two. And the veggie burger was completely unmemorable.

I really would rather go to McDOnalds for under $10 than pay over $35 for this mess. Please, please go away Whitespot nobody likes you anymore. You're like the creepy old uncle that everyone's nice to because you used to be great, even though now you're weird and smell bad.

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San Remo Pizza3008 Flint St, #108, Port Coquitlam
Welcome to the Jersey Shore!
Submitted Thursday, April 21, 2011 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

This place is awesome. From the friendly pizza dude owners to "mama" cooking in the back and on to the total Jersey Shore watiresses. Ours was chewin' gum and had a huge teased bacl ponytail and giant hoop earrings. This is the place. You gotta eat in the "Remo Room".

The food is awesome, home made and some of the best pizza anywhere. It's more of a thicker crust so come hungry. Wine and beer are resonalbly priced too.

The entertainment of this place is just in the being there. Last time the watiress had to put some dude back in his place after he got all bent out of shape cuz they didn't have soy sauce for his pizza WTF? Bahaha! His girlfriend was spazzing and the waitress smoothed the whole thing out. I guess biker dude decided to eat the pizza with no soy sauce. The floor show is free. GO there.

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
Completely underwhelmed
Submitted Monday, April 11, 2011 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

I was prepared to be "wowed" based on the reviews here. I guess the mediocre gets raves in the burbs as long as there are no glaring flaws.

We walked in to find the room only 1/3 full on a Saturday night. Not great ambiance there. The room itself is decorated fine, it's just that you have to remember it's in a strip mall. They have done nothing with the room that would make you think it's anywhere else but a strip mall. Just a big open room.

The waitress was OVER the TOP. She would not leave us alone to the point of my partner getting almost mad at her. Every 2 minutes she wanted us to order. When we ordered out first drink she wanted to know if we wanted appetizers or were just going to order dinner right then. We'd been there less than 5 minutes. This went on over and over.

We ordered the red pepper and feta dip. Neither of us was very fond of it. It had a weird texture because the dip was smooth and then had chunks of red pepper and feta in it. Very little flavour. Not what we expected. We ate more bread than dip and when we asked for an extra piece of bread we were charged $1.50! I have NEVER been charged extra for bread in a Greek Restaurant. The bread itself was good.

My partner like his entree. I had a souvlaki and found it average and a little overpriced. The potatoes were not the usualy nice greek potatoes just plain with the skin on and the rice had pieces of veggies in it, again not to my liking. The tzatziki portion while miniscule, was good and the greek salad very good. WIne selections by the glass were slightly high for a suburban strip mall restaurant but portions good at least.

Dessert was premade factory offerings, not homemade. I would never order dessert in a reastaurant unless it was made there. If it's not important enough for them to make it, it's not important enough for me to spend my money on. Plus by that time it was 8:30 in the burbs and there was no one left in the restaurant, just someones sweeping up, like "get out". Then the waitress pulled the biggest faux pas in my books and asked us to pay the bill because it was her quitting time.

All in all other than the obnoxious waitress, very little about this place was memorable and I would probably not return. Pallas Athena does the whole strip mall greek thing much better.

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Sadie's Lunchworks4170 Still Creek Ave, #140, Burnaby
Run of the mill office cafeteria
Submitted Friday, February 25, 2011 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

The only difference this place has from others is I think it is indepdently owned and operated. Not a corporate chain, So, that is good. They have the usual sandwiches and soup plus a couple of hot entrees. Never been too impressed with the hot food. I haven't had breakfast there either but I hear it's not bad

The sandwiches are good but they do the one thing that bugs me with these type of places. It's always a crap shoot as to bigyour meal will be. They use store bought bread and sometimes you might get the larger middle peices and sometimes you mite get teeny miniscule end bits. The other day my friend and I each had a veggie sanwich with avocado which did ring in at well over $7. She had multi grain and got the middle pieces. Hers was a fair size. I had sourdough and got two halves that were each only a couple of inches in diameter for the same price. Why don't these places get it? I didn't complain as I didn't want to look like a pig, but really where's the value? Or the fairness for that matter.

You do get a salad with it and to be fair, when there's potato salad it's good, But again sometimes different people get wtay more than others. Perhaps thats why people tend to hit up chain restaurants no surprises.

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Mucho Burrito7515 Market Crossing, #100, Burnaby
Fancy Taco del mar
Submitted Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

I was excited when i read the other review. Grilled Veggies? Wow I can't wait.

The burritos come in 3 sizes. A medium is normal to large size. Ok so they rave about their meat and maybe it's good but I had a veggie so that's all I can speak of. Grilled veggies? Bringem on! What? The grilled veggies are that bin of onions and green pepper? No broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, squash or other great veggie. Ok I guess I'll have those. Then add the rice, salsa, miniscule teaspoon of cheese and plain beans. Looks pretty much like Taco del Mar to me. A small smattering of guacamole, which was not extra like Td M, was added and it was done. Oh yeah I liked that they had tomatillo salsa. The finished product tasted pretty much exactly like Taco del Mar too, expcept the annoying fact the that "grilled veggies" I mean onions and peppers were cold and half raw. Not pleasing.

All in all I would not seek it out again but would go if I was with a group. The price was not $2 for a combo as the previous reviewer said. That must be the upgrade cuz my burrito cost over $7 - more than T d M.

The restaurant itself was more "upscale" then the cheesey TdM franchises, with brick on the walls and actual high back booths to sit in. Nice. A very large selection of aftermarket hot sauces were out as well. But, unless the meat is fantastic, it's just really a cleaner Taco del Mar.

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Java Hut, The6361 152nd St, #301, Surrey
Run - the other way
Submitted Monday, January 10, 2011 - 6:59pm [Dine in]

Yuk is how I sum up my visit to this dump. Ok the coffee was drinkable but my order was to stay and I got it served half filled in a paper cup. The have china mugs.

One thin sandwich a coffee and a 1/4 of soup was over $10. Worse than that, it took them 3 tries to get my sanwich right. You have to fill out some stupid card to order which, they do not tell you till you get to teh cashier. Then, Twice, they brought me the completely wrong sandwich and looked all pizzed off when I said it was not what I ordered. When I finally went back to the counter they said they did not even have the card I filled out and told me to fill out another one. My friend was already eating. I filled out another one and then did not even get half of the veggies I selected, plus they were out of my first 2 bread choices. The mushroom soup tasted Vile. I felt like I was going to puke when I tasted it. - seriously. WHat a joke. When we were almost ready to leave my friend finally went up and asked where his latte was that was ordered 15 minutes prior. Do Not waste you time or money - Tim Hortons is better.

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