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RentacopBurnabySince October 26, 20088 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Boathouse Restaurant, The8331 River Road, Richmond
Quite pricey for what you get....
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

We went there for my dad's birthday as he is a seafood lover. There were 10 of us, counting 3 kidlets. Restaurant is nice inside, quite well appointed etc. Wait staff was good, prompt and professional. Food choices are ok. Dad wanted lobster and asked if he could have 2 tails instead of lobster and the steak it came with. The did it with a minor additional charge. I had some appetizers as I wasn't very hungry. Not bad, but not all that special either. My partner's burger was ok, but again, nothing great and was quite pricey at about 16 bucks, I think. Wouldn't go back as I don't think it is worth the money.

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All India Sweets & Restaurant6507 Main Street, Vancouver
Good solid vegetarian Indian Buffet
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

I like this restaurant, when I am feeling for inexpensive good food. I love the flavours of their food and the price can't be beat. We usually get the buffet and then add some stuff from the menu, either samosas or tandoori or some such. The gulab jamun are good but I would skip the saffron sweet rice, doesn't really have any flavour. Then, usually pick up sweets on the way out. The decor and ambiance is pretty much missing, but the food makes up for it. Not where we go to impress friends etc, but, when I want good, cheap fast Indian, it is a solid choice.

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Alfa Greco Roman Cuisine1097 56th Street, Delta
Decent Greek, reviewed by a Greek
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

Been here a couple of times as I used to live in Tsawwassen. Am of Greek lineage, so pickier about Greek food than the regular Joe. Usually have Moussaka when I go to a Greek restaurant, as it is my fav. They make a decent one, but not the best I have had. The calamari is usually pretty good, but on a rare occasion, it comes across bland and oily. The fasolada is NOT like mom's... more like a bean and veg soup, should have dill and other seasonings besides just salt and pepper. My partner was very disappointed as he loves it. I had the avgolemono, basic chicken soup base and orzo, finished off with egg finish, but, NOT very Greek using powdered soup base. Greek salad was ok, and so was the hummus. The souvlaki is ok as is the rice it is served with, nothing to write home about. All in all, it is ok.

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
Different just for the sake of being different.
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

We went there last night, Sunday, for 7pm because a couple of friends went there on their first date and they enjoyed it and they invited us out. We said yes. I looked the restaurant up on Dine Here and was a little worried about what I read. I still kept an open mind. We got there a little before 7. There were a couple of tables open, but our friends hadn't made reservations but we were seated in less than 2 mins. Hostess was friendly. She left us with menus and our waitress came by in about 2 mins to ask about drinks etc. The decor is eclectic and funky, and defintely not high end, but cool, in its own loud way. The music was loud-ish, for a restaurant, but not as loud as I was expecting from the reviews. You can hold a conversation if you are speaking in a normal voice or maybe slightly louder. Our friends arrived and again the waitress was back quickly to see if we needed drinks etc. The menu does take some looking thru, as it is 16 pages.. with lots of NEW stuff you have to read thru. That is a bit of a pain, but also cool too. My partner and I ordered tempura, the cap'n crunch, which is a tempura battered and deepfried california roll, goma ae, as we love it and sunomono. We also ordered the Love Boat, a combination of rolls etc. The tempura, prawns and veg, was plentiful but our waitress may have forgotten it as we had to ask for it. It was a bit soggy and the veg, even the zucchini was crisp and the broccoli and cauliflower were pretty raw. I am used the veg in tempura being tender and crisply coated. The goma ae is different, but very good. The sunomono was room temp or maybe even warmer and of the tarter version. The balance of sweet could have been better. The Love Boat had several new rolls to us and some marinated tuna. The rolls were ok, but, I didn't find that much difference between some of them.. they were pretty subtle changes to change a roll from one to the other. The marinated tuna was decent, tho, very sloppy sauce. We ordered the cappuccino mud pie and our friends tried the Mars attacks, coated and deep fried Mars bar with vanilla ice cream and whip cream served in a metal martini glass. The mud pie was premade, I think and was toooo cold, it was rock hard. The Mars attacks was not bad tho... would order that again. My partner enjoyed it more than me, but I would probably go back again and maybe choose more familiar stuff that I KNOW what it is supposed to taste like, to make a better comparison.

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Taisho Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, 15E, Burnaby
We love our Happy Boat!!
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

This is our second favourite choice for Sushi/Japanese in BBY, the first being Fish on Rice. We have tried the all you can eat buffet here, until we found the Happy Boat... $25 for 2 is pretty good, and there is lots of food. It comes with Miso to start, we usually order Goma Ae as an extra and sometimes Spicy Tuna or salmon as well. The boat itself comes with the Miso, tuna and salmon roll-6 pieces each, prawn tempura-2 each, veg tempura-3-4 pieces each & dipping sauce, deep-fried gyoza- 2 each (my only dissappontment, would rather regular), beef teriyaki, california rolls-3 pieces each, 6-7 large pieces of chicken karaage with sweet glaze, a bowl of steamed rice each and ice cream to finish. Would be filling enough without the add-ons, but we LOVE a good goma ae and theirs is very good. A very good solid choice for Japanese w sushi we have found, to date.

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Hing Loong Restaurant4909 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good Chinese Eats in BBY
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

Ok, I'll be the first to admit it, the place needs an overhaul in the ambiance/looks dept. But, the food is GOOD! And good value for the money. This is our usual Chinese restaurant, either for take out or dine in. Pretty regular enough for the staff to know us and comment if we haven't been in for a while etc and if we ask for the usual, they know what we want. Have eaten there as just the two of us, or the whole fam damily, 11 with little ones, and always served quickly and efficiently. We didn't know if the change in management would change our minds, but the food stayed consistently good, and possibly may have improved. Had one occasion when the restaurant was pretty well packed and we had to wait a bit, but they even got the delivery guy to go around and take orders and help. The dinner for 2 is quite good, if you like it pretty basic... but lots of variety if you like it a bit more exotic. A good solid experience...

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Mr. Ho Wonton house6731 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good Chinese...
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

My partner and I went to Mr. Ho's tonight, for our second trip to this restaurant. Again, quite busy but we were seated right away, tea and menus dropped off in under a minute. We picked our selections, with the waitresses stopping by the table 3 times to take our order, might be a bit too much of a rush there. No music or soft lightling, as with most Chinese restaurants. We ordered spring rolls, congee for appetizers, egg foo, s&s pork, fried rice, pan-fried rice noodles with beef for entrees. The congee and egg roll came within 5 minutes, but they brought the egg foo yong with them. Th rest of the meal didn't come for about 10-15 mins, so the egg foo yong was a bit cool at this point, but still plenty warm. All in all, a good choice. Not sure what the hype is all about tho... we get very similar food at our usual Chinese restaurant, Hing Loong on the corner of Nelson and Kingsway, but I must say the decor is a bit higher end at Mr. Ho's... Hing Loong is more of the hole in the wall kind of place, family run, with Mama making egg rolls or what have you at the first table outside the kitchen. (grin) If you want someplace for Chinese in Burnaby to take friends you want to impress a bit, take them to Mr. Ho's... but if you want good Chinese with a bit more hominess and quieter environment, I would pick Hing Loong.

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UnWine'd Restaurant on Howe1180 Howe Street, Vancouver
Too much flash, not enough substance...
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

A couple of our friends have started up a Supper Club, a way to try out different restaurants with company etc. This was our inaugural venue, picked by the organizer. There were 7 of us. We arrived for 7pm without a reservation, as we thought the organizer had made a reservation. Restaurant was a little quiet for a Friday evening. The hostess/waitress asked us if we were planning on just drinks or with food, as I guess you can just come here to drink if you feel like it. The restaurant is all black furniture and heavy black wood 'corrals' made of dark heavy wood with low lighting and dark chocolate walls etc for a dark but warm interior. Lots of candles and such. Music was a bit too loud, and got louder at 9pm or so. Big screen showing hockey highlights. Not my cup of ambiance. Waitress/hostess, she seemed to be the only one, came and asked us for drinks etc and left the menu. Came back later and asked if we were ready to order. We said no, but one of us, the organizer, said she was starved and would like to order her tapas to start. Well, some of us were ready, so we ordered as well. She didn't do the whole table tho. Those of us who had ordered got our food relatively quickly, but our tablemates still hadn't been asked for their orders yet. This was just the tapas. No entrees yet ordered. Food, for the most part was quite tasty and well prepared, but would gladly skip the garnish of curly julienned raw carrots and beets on most of the dishes. Cheapest tapas item was french fries with truffle oil at $6, next one up is $10 for grilled asparagus and all the way to $17 for king crab legs, about 3 skinny ones. Entrees, only 4 choices,
cheapest is $19 for salmon pan seared up to $24 for the new york strip loin, with a louisiana rub. The tapas we got were rather good, tho skip the scallops, not worth $14 for 3, even tho they were large. The gnocchi and the baked elephant garlic w baked brie are the best value and excellent taste. Crab cakes were good too. The sirloin was passable and the crab Mac & cheese was ok, tho not worth $21 in my book. All in all.. ok... not my first choice, but doable. Best thing for most of us was the wide selection of wines served by the glass. You could also pick a set menu with wines to accompany each coarse for a price of $44. Not a lot of choice tho in the set menu. A choice between 2 tapas, 2 entrees and 2 desserts.

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