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roofofhouseVancouverSince December 21, 20079 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
There are other sushi restaurants downtown
Submitted Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

I went here tonight with my boyfriend after his roommate told us it's her favourite sushi restaurant. We got there and there was a line up. Usually that's a good sign. We were seated pretty quickly because we didn't mind sitting at the counter. We ordered and the food came pretty quickly. Our server was an older Japanese lady. She was cute.
The food was alright. The rolls were pretty good but we both found that they were cut waaaay too big. The tempura was not very good. They didn't use the right type of batter for tempura, because it looked more like fish and chips than shrimp and yam.
The restaurant itself is quite tiny. There is nothing really special or memorable about the decor. In fact, all I remember is a little clock on the wall that had nigiri pieces in the place of numbers.
I guess you get what you pay for, but personally, I don't think I'd go back, unless I was toooooootally starving.

The guy next to us had oyster motoyaki. I wish I had remembered to order that. It looked pretty good.

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Foggy Dew Irish Pub405 North Road, Coquitlam
Nothing Special
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:54am [Dine in]

Live fairly close by so it only makes sense to go here on nights that I don't feel like going all the way to downtown. It's always busy and usually, there's a line up outside on Friday and Saturday nights. The bouncers can be jerks sometimes but oh well, so are most bouncers. The service isn't great but it must be hard in a place like that, so whatever service you do get I think is good. Mostly, the crowd is my age (20ish) or slightly older. However, on my last visit, some drunk 30-something 5th grade elementary teacher came up and started chatting up me and my friends. That sort of ruined the night. The live music is mediocre. There's a very tiny dance floor, but the main draw to this place is the booze. I didn't even realize they had food until the 3rd time I went there.

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Togo Sushi2929 Barnet Highway, #1208, Coquitlam
Good Mall Sushi
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:42am [Dine in]

This place is the tiniest little place imaginable. I've gone here several times and I always enjoy the sushi I get. It's prepared fresh and has always been tasty. But I have to agree with the reviewer below me, it always takes a LONG TIME for orders to be completed. Even if I'm getting a roll or two and I'm the only person there, it seems to take abnormally long. However, the taste and price is worth the wait so I don't mind sitting around for 5-10 minutes.

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Tim Hortons4191 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Always busy
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:38am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I used to always go to this Tim Hortons to study. We'd grab coffee, then sit and cram for whatever exam we had the next day. Coffee's cheap, food's cheap, that's all good. But we have to always remind the cashiers of their own menu. Hardly any of them know that there is a soup and bagel combo, or that all combos come with a coffee. I once asked for the soup and bagel combo and was told that they don't have it, even though it says right on the menu, soup and bagel combo. The tables are never cleared. Partly the fault of customers, yes, but the garbages and places to put the trays are always full, which is completely Tim Hortons's fault. They really need to check up on the state of their garbages more often. Ambiance -- well, it looks like any other Tim Horton's... nothing special.

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Hot Plate Bistro, The1205 Madison Ave., Burnaby
Really cute
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:26am [Dine in]

This place is really tiny. My boyfriend and I decided to go there for brunch on Sunday... drove right past it the first time even though we were both looking out for the place. The inside is cheerful but it's very tiny. There are three 2 person tables and one 4 person table. There is also one 2 person table outside. The menu is small and nothing on the menu is overwhelmingly WOW, but it's still appetizing none the less. I had the 2 egg breakfast with lean bacon and seasoned new potatoes and toast with strawberry jam. My boyfriend got the special, a goat cheese, ham and red pepper omelette. I enjoyed mine. I tasted some of his and it was good, too. The service is a bit slow, but we weren't in a rush and it gives us time to chat before digging in. The coffee's strong and really hot. Many reviewers complained of the poor ventilation system, but we didn't notice this while we were there. Both of us were being extra conscious of the ventilation system because of all of the comments but maybe they fixed it? Cute place, friendly staff (of like, 2 people), good place to sit and chat before having your meal.

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Golden Pita Lebanese Restaurant9630 Cameron St, Burnaby
Little place with yummy food
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:18am [Dine in]

The food that they have here is really tasty. The family that runs the restaurant is very friendly and the restaurant has pictures on the wall from Lebanon. My mom goes here often, which is how I found out about this place. Otherwise, I probably never would have noticed it. We went there for her birthday. The rice is really good, and the chicken was juicy and very tasty. The tabouleh was really fresh and great. One thing to definitely try is the rice pudding. It's not overly sweet but it's a delicious way to end the meal. I took my boyfriend here. He enjoyed it, too.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Good place
Submitted Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:17am [Dine in]

I've been here soooo many times, both with small groups (3 people), as well as huge groups (25+ people). They always manage to accomodate us. There are lots of staff usually so if you can't find your server, it's not hard to get service. Once in a while, however, there are servers who try too hard to impress with their cleavage. This one girl in particular, wears the most low cut V-neck skimpy shirt and literally bounces through the restaurant. Other than her, the servers are really nice. The decor of the restaurant is really sophisticated and clean. The sashimi salad is really good too but the spicy sauce is just that: spicy. The creamy sauce might sound weird but it is actually really good with the salad. Chicken wings are okay, oversalted at times. Salmon carpaccio is really good too. The asari pasta is yummy. The food is pretty good but the drinks are the main thing. The brown cow... yum. Always get it double, though, it just tastes like chocolate that way. So good.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Way better than Anducci's
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

I've gone here a few times. The portions are huge. Good thing taking the left over home is an option. Most nights there is a line outside the restaurant, but isn't that a good sign? I've always enjoyed what I order and I always order the same thing, the penne with artichoke and creamy tomato sauce. It's soooo good. I don't know why so many reviews are criticizing this place; obviously service will be a bit slow if the restaurant is busy. Calling the chefs "children" is ridiculous. Unless you go to an internationally acclaimed 5-star restaurant run by a world famous chef, the cooks will be young adults, probably with little or no professional training. Deny it all you want, but the cooks at Anton's are glorified McDonald's workers. Maybe your standards are too high? Whatever. This place is worth a try. For $14 and the amount of pasta you get, you can't really go wrong.

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Don't judge a restaurant by its name
Submitted Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

My bf and I were looking on dinehere.ca to find a good sushi restaurant. We read some reviews on this restaurant and decided to give it a try. When we got there I think we were both a little unsure of how the experience would shape up to be. The inside of the restaurant isn't so great looking, but we weren't there to judge the design. The service was pretty good. Our server did forget one of our orders but when we informed her, she apologized and made sure the food was made right away. We were both full from what we'd eaten: gyoza (6pc), negitoro roll (6pc), awesome roll (8pc), tuna & salmon sashimi (9pc), chopped scallop (2pc) and ikura (2pc). The bill came to less than $30 without tip. But still, really cheap for pretty good food.

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