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rhobearSurreySince August 16, 201029 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
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Sockeye City Grill3800 Bayview Street, #108, Richmond
Cisco/GFS Fries
Submitted Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:31am [Dine in]

I do not want to be too hard on the place as the fish, chowder, and house salad are actually fairly good. That said, the thing that I cannot get over is that they use generic brought in frozen fries that aren't cooked quite long enough to achieve what most people would deem as the required texture of a good chip. Someone should develop a mobile application so that users can tag places that use frozen fries as places to not order fries from.

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Mahony & Sons Public House5990 University Blvd, Vancouver
Overpriced for the portion size
Submitted Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 7:04am [Dine in]

I've got to say that I was rather disappointed in this place. First the food is definitely overpriced by a long, long margin. They didn't even have what I originally wanted, so I went with the fish and chips. $16 for one piece, a handful of fries and a mostly undressed coleslaw (the dressing was on the bottom of it). Service was alright, came to us quickly and did check in, but only offering refills on drinks after the meal was done? The drinks were at the point of needing a refill half way through the meal. They must have a captive audience to be able to survive on campus, there is much, much better to be had once off the endowment grounds.

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Edible Canada at the Market1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Not Up To Expectations
Submitted Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

As with a lot of the other reviews had heard very positive things, especially in the blogosphere. Unfortunately as far as expectations and value go they were not met. Duck fat fries? Well, that is all well and good, but they didn't taste any different than regular fries. The Canadian Rockies Burger ... just average at best. Yes, it is nice to have a place that grinds their own meat so the burger could be served medium, but it just wasn't anything to write home about. Not sure if we had great expectations, but everything just seemed to fall a little flat.

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Nice but on the pricey side
Submitted Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 12:39pm [Take-out]

I knew going in that this would be on the pricier side, so I was well groomed with what to expect, and really, anyone who goes here should know that going in. Thankfully the price is reflected in the quality of the product you are getting. The macarons are very good, got a dozen in order to try all the flavours and the best of the bunch are easily the line and pink praline. I would go back, but it is definitely a (very) once in a while treat type of place.

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Hubbub Sandwiches859 Hornby St., Vancouver
Try The Pork
Submitted Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:19pm [Dine in]

They have the small space done up quite nicely, you pick up your order and bring it to the table. Absolutely delicious tender pork together with carmelized onions, cilantro, romaine lettuce and pickled jalepenos. It really was a tasty sandwich. Depending on your taste the jalepenos may be too much. I felt a little heat, but it was of the pleasing variety.

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Zeitoon1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
All around good
Submitted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 12:14pm [Dine in]

Happened here during their happy hour which takes a few dollars off of some of the dishes that are already very reasonably priced. The menu is nice and concentrated, and it shows in the execution of the food. The chicken kabab is very nice. The lamb shank with dill rice is a definite star. Nice tender lamb that easily glides apart as your fork presses down on it. Service is efficient without being pushy. All in all a good place to stop in for a meal when on the north shore.

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Dunn's Famous827 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Go East For A Better Taste
Submitted Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

Similar to other reviews I was really looking forward to Dunn's when it was announced that they would be opening a restaurant here. It looks nice inside, but just didn't seem to have any real atmosphere, seemed there was way too much staff for the amount of customers.

The food itself was a huge disappointment. I'm used to ordering the smoked meat medium and it being nice, tender and juicy. Instead I'm left with a rather dry sandwich. Don't bother trying to squirt mustard on it at the table, the "stay clean" heinze bottle (who uses Heinz mustard anyway?) will output way too much. It really is a shame that they don't have a more classic squeeze bottle.

Fear not though, one doesn't have to go as far east as Montreal for a good smoked meat sandwich. Instead just as far as Estrella's in Langley. :)

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
Good place for a quick lunch
Submitted Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 1:16pm [Dine in]

The place is always busy, but have never had to wait very long for a table. The food is good value for what you pay, and is decent as well. At lunch time it is very common to hear "lucky choice" a selection of 3 items plus miso soup for around $8. Kitchen is efficient as well, be it with sushi or cooked items, they always come in a reasonable time to be in and out in a short work week lunch time.

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Donut Shop, The5440 Argyle Street, #3, Port Alberni
More Than Lives Up To The Billing
Submitted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 1:27pm [Take-out]

The sign on the outside says "Best Donuts On Vancouver Island". I definitely would agree. Perfect cake donuts with such toppings as maple walnut, lemon coconut, and choccolate peanut butter cups. Absolute perfection, with a delicious medely of flavours. Served for take-out in a wax paper lined pizza box so that you don't have the problem of toppings rubbing off on other donuts this is one stop that I try to make each and every time I am on the island.

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Giraffe Restaurant15053 Marine Drive, White Rock
Cosy Spot On The Strip
Submitted Monday, February 13, 2012 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

This is the nice small spot on the strip that is well worth the visit. The staff are very attentive without being overbearing. Each visit we have had we've found this to be the case, and the kitchen doesn't have you waiting very long between ordering, or between courses. When the food comes it is spot on. My personal favourite is the crab wonton appetizer, and I haven't had a bad entree yet. It is definitely a place to come for a special evening.

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Hilltop Cafe23904 Fraser Highway, Langley
Good old fashioned diner
Submitted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:40am [Dine in]

This is exactly the kind of place you think of when you think of an old fashioned diner. Parking lot full, Every table taken, save one just being cleared, perfect timing. Nice small menu of breakfast, sandwiches, burgers. Prompt, friendly service, and delicious soup, bbq bacon cheeseburger, chicken burger, onion rings, and shoestring fries. All around very nice. If the portions weren't so big we would have had room for pie afterwards. Next time.

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Closed
Crab Shop, The810 Quayside Drive, #116, New Westminster
New West Quay Revival
Submitted Friday, September 23, 2011 - 1:06pm [Take-out]

Approximately two weeks ago I took a stroll through New West. The Quay (River Market) had a sign that said Hungry Curious, come in. I left hungry and curious where I could get something to eat (that wasn't the Paddle Wheel Pub). Fast forward two weeks and the Crab Shop has opened up.

While it is mainly a fish shop, they do offer a small menu of take out and have a handful of seats. The prices are very good, and the actual fish (I got cod & chips) is very good. Nice thick pieces of perfectly fried fish in a seasoned batter. It was very good indeed. Hopefully the start of more things to come in New West's waterfront.

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Be 'wiched Cafe15230 56 Avenue, #102, Surrey
Amazing Home Made Sandwiches
Submitted Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

Went to this place today after seeing it on the local food blogs, and the can't nearly do it justice. Very friendly, welcoming service from the owners, and truly amazing sandwiches. Almost everything less the sandwich bread is made in house. Truly succulent pulled pork sandwich, with a nice little kick to it, and great tasting cole slaw. The lemon bar for dessert is spectacular, come early for this, I can see it disappearing fast. Great value for all around great food.

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Estrella's Montreal Deli5932 200 Street, Langley
Well worth the visit
Submitted Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

Have been a few times, once during the week and it was packed, was lucky to find a table. Once on the weekend and it was slow. I would think that more people might find there way out here for these sandwiches. I appreciate the choice between lean and marbled with the smoked meat sandwiches, go marbled every time. Such a beutiful texture and taste as the teeth just glide through the meat. The light rye bread perfect accents it. My only complaint is that it is so far away, but it is worth the visit every time.

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Moby Dick Restaurant15479 Marine Drive, White Rock
The Best? How can that be said without trying the rest?
Submitted Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 10:56am [Dine in]

Wow, so many good reviews here. Makes me wonder if people have tried anywhere else. I'll give this restaurant its props, very friendly, quick service, and neat, if somewhat cluttered decor. But the food? No thanks, there's better to be had. Soggy limp chips swimming in oil. I would say that the oil wasn't nearly hot enough when the fries were put in. The oil could also have been drained from the fish. Taking the batter off the fish and there is absolutely no seasoning at all, very bland. Guess this is why people require so much tartar sauce, lemon, vinegar and salt. Next time I'm on the strip I'll try someplace else thanks.

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Sharkey's Seafood Bar & Grille4953 Chisholm Street, Delta
Birds and the Shark
Submitted Monday, March 21, 2011 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

Well it seems there is a common thread going with people that visit this place. I ended up here after visiting the bird sanctuary, tail end of lunch rush on the weekend. Service was okay, but didn't receive napkins with the chowder we started with. The soup itself was good. Entrees were decent as well, really enjoyed the panko breading on the halibut. Enjoyed the decor, really old school nautical bar feel. If in the area I'd stop in again, but wouldn't go out of my way to come.

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La Charcuterie Delicatessen19080 96 Ave, Surrey
Sandwich and a Laugh
Submitted Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 1:30pm [Take-out]

I'm kicking myself for not having enough time to sit and eat it there, but what an experience this place it. Come open minded and able to laugh at yourself and you are guaranteed a good time. Even better is the sandwich. I let the owner make me whatever he wanted to slip in between my buns and boy was I satisfied. Four different types of meats, two different cheese, lettuce, tomato all adds up to about a 3 lbs sandwich for $8. I don't know anywhere else to get that kind of value with that kind of flavour, and to come out with a smile on the face from laughing so hard. It is all good. Next time I'm staying, and if I'm lucky the owner will honour his promise of letting me be the first to see him after he's been waxed!

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Galina's Cafe13531 102 Avenue, Surrey
Little Ukrainian Deli Across From Central City Mall
Submitted Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:28pm [Take-out]

Had been walking in the neighbourhood while on a break from work and saw this little place tucked into a stip mall. Went to try it for lunch. Very polite server (presumably owner) behind the counter took my order for a cabbage roll and half dozen perogies, was offered a choice of what kind of perogie ... very nice. Cabbage roll was big and stuffed with a very nice mixture of beef and rice, great tomato sauce with peppers on top. Potato and Cheddar perogies definietly looked hand-made, with a nice conistent filling. Made for a great quick lunch under $10

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Airport Coffee Shop46244 Airport Rd, Chilliwack
Hidden Gem Popular With Locals
Submitted Friday, November 12, 2010 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

If you are driving out in the valley, it is well worth it to stop into this gem. We are talking solid diner food and absolutely incredible slices of many different flavours of home made pie. Went for lunch on, and waiting in a moderate line up while tables were turned, had a very good sized lunch, and could not leave without trying some of their pies. There is a large selection of different baked treats to choose from, and if you order ahead even whole pies to take home. Incredible value, and worth the drive our of greater Vancouver.

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Pho Tam Restaurant10302 135 Street, #10, Surrey
The Best Broth
Submitted Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 2:33pm [Dine in]

Better service here than in some Vietnamese restaurants, especially if they recognize you as a repeat customer. Definitely one of the, if not the, best broth, absolutely packed with flavour. I always find that they give a lot of meat or tendon (or whatever you order in your pho). Spring rolls here are some of the best around as well. The rice/meat/chicken dishes are very good as well. Solid all around.

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