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royalsamburnabySince April 21, 200847 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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New Lakeview Seafood & Wuntun7765 6th Street, Burnaby
Good Value
Submitted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

I had one of their lunch specials the other day. The food was quite good. But it was the quantity that impressed. There was easily enough for two. I didn't come close to finishing. The hot and sour soup for $1.95 was large and very good. There is only one waitress for such a busy eat in/take out place so service can be slow but she does a great job and is constantly running. The lack of ambiance is normal in this type of restaurant and takes nothing away from the food. All in all I would definitely return.

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Woody's on Brunette Pub935 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Not what it used to be
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:50am [Dine in]

We've been coming here for years but not so much lately due to all the competition out there.
I had the beef dip for lunch. It was not memorable being small and tasteless with a dip so drenched with garlic, and I love garlic, that I could not use it. Perhaps just a cook's glitch. But at $14 are you kidding me. Sure this is the pricey lower mainland but this was out of line.
Service here is usually good but this time was slow and disinterested.
I'll come back again some time as I don't want to chuck out a place I've been going to for so many years over the last few times that were just not good at all.
But I won't be in a hurry.

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Townhall Public House925 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Return visit not great
Submitted Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

We were here a while back and had the burger and beef dip. Everything was fine. The basis burger for $11 was good value. A second visit was mostly for the deck, food being secondary. I used to frequent this place when it was the French Quarter before it got rundown in all respects so I enjoyed the upscale. This time we tried the quesadilla and another beef dip. Prices are good. Everything was ok with the quesadilla except it had no taste whatsoever. Bland would be a favorable term as it needed a serious spike in spice, seasoning, actually anything on it would be an improvement. The dip needed some taste so HP sauce worked. The server was a lovely young lady who did a fine job. Go for the deck. As for the food maybe appies only next time.

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Burrard Public House, The2414 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
Sort of hit and miss
Submitted Friday, July 19, 2013 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

They have reinvented this place and it's a bit more upscale. The food was the usual pub grub and it was pretty good. However, like a lot of the renovated pubs, it's a bit pricey. The waitress was pleasant, pretty, very social and conversational. But she was forgetful. She got one order totally wrong, partially botched another and was not attentive. That's somewhat acceptable if they're busy but it was a slow night. Frankly, none of that bothers me too much except for the important part. Would I return? Maybe, if I was in the area looking for a beer and appy and part of the hockey game, but for an evening with a group, for dinner, with so much competition, it's doubtful.

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Thai New West Restaurant424 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
Excellent.
Submitted Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:44am [Dine in]

We had their lunch special recently, $10, for a large number of options. It came with soup, salad, spring roll, rice and entrée. The soup and salad were small but ok. Of course they are just to stimulate or cleanse the palate so I don't expect a lot. The spring roll may have been the best ever. Not a hint of grease. Almost like they were not deep fried. They make them to order not ahead of time. The medium spicy chicken stir fry was very good. Rice was fluffy and seemed lighter than most. This is as good as I've had anywhere including Thailand. It's a definite step up.The staff are friendly and the room just fine. This place is certainly worth a return visit.

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Chan's Garden441 East Columbia Street, New Westminster
So So Experience
Submitted Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:30am [Dine in]

I went for a quick lunch a while back and had one of their three lunch specials for around $8. It started great with one of the best hot and sour soups I've had. Just right in every regard. The Szechuan chicken was not. The chicken tasted like the roast pieces you buy from the grocery store that they're selling you at half price b/c it's been around for 3 days. It tasted off so I didn't finish it. That's maybe a first for me. The veg and rice were ok. But the sauce was bland like from a package. And not b/c I'd just had spicy soup. The wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating and the ambiance just fine. I will go back for sure to have the soup but maybe that only.

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Terminal Pub, The115 12th St, New Westminster
May go back
Submitted Friday, May 17, 2013 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

We went on a Sunday late AM for brunch/lunch. It was quiet. My wife had breakfast and for $10 it was good. I had the burger and poutine for $15+. Pretty good although the gravy was out of a package and the potatoes starchy. Also pricey for what you get. Service was friendly but sparing. Perhaps they were getting ready for the day. This, of course, is far different than when it was a dump with the reno and all but it did have a lot of character before. Now it's just a nice looking pub, like all the others. If I'm in the area I may go back but would never make a point of it.

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Cozmos Cafe6691 Hastings Street, Burnaby
I liked this place
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

We were waiting to have our car serviced down the road so we dropped in for breakfast. Both of us had the eggs with spinach and hash browns. Very good. The server, probably the owner, Nick I believe, was affable and efficient. We enjoyed the atmosphere. Everyone seemed to be regulars. It was strictly by accident we came here but we'll make a point to return.

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Luxe Chinese Seafood Restaurant19653 Willowbrook Drive, #138A, Langley
Pretty Bad
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2013 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

Maybe we just get too used to great dim sum at Jade, Fisfermans Terrace and the like that everything else seems mediocre but I don't think that's it. The har gow and tripe were fine, the bean curd barely passable and the beef balls awful and they're my favorute. Like left over undercooked meatloaf the size of a quarter. I didn't finish them for the first time ever. Ambiance is never too relevant in a Chinese restaurant and this was ok. Service was prompt and courteous. Young people trying hard to please. But it's the value or, rather, lack thereof. Unbelievably poor. Sure this is way out in the burbs and you have no other choice etc.. That does not in any fashion justify a bill of almost $21 including tax for the 4 dishes and tea. With tip it's close to $24. For below average food. Maybe the dinner menu would be a better choice. Certainly their dim sum is not an option.

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Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant3489 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Sort of a mixed bag
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

I'm not really sure the food deserves 3 stars. The ha gow and beef balls were excellent. The rice rolls and pan fried fish cakes were just ok and the rice with ribs and pumpkin subpar- tough, tasteless and tiny. The deep fried silver fish with salt and pepper were awful - just batter and at $5.95 grossly over priced. We were told by an extremely nice waiter that these are usually bought to put on top of congee. That would make some sense. The rest of the servers were pleasant and efficient and the decor was fine. With so many other places I'm not sure I would return. We'll see.

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Ha Cafe4429 kingsway, #28, Burnaby
Very good all around
Submitted Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

Had a chance in the area for a quick bowl of pho and was certainly pleased with the result. The place was full and the staff hopping but they dealt with me quickly. They we're filling a number of take out orders so lunch didn't come as quickly as most pho restaurants yet it was still fast. The spicy beef noodle pho was great with a lot of meat that you could tell was just off the bone and had the right amount of kick. For under $8 you will not beat it anywhere.

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Wah Lun4524 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good dim sum
Submitted Monday, October 29, 2012 - 3:37pm [Dine in]

I liked this place. Food was good, prices reasonable and service quick and polite. I was alone but seated immediately. Tea was fast and hot sauce there as soon as I asked for it. You order off a sheet but I now prefer that to trying to wave down the cart to get cooling off food and I know what I'm getting and about when I'm getting it as opposed to hoping what's on the cart. Servings were hot, tastly and all a good size. I found them efficient to where I was in and out on my fairly quick schedule not theirs. There are more high end places around, perhaps with better food and amenities but also repleat with higher prices. This was good all around and I will return.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
The review breakdown says it all
Submitted Saturday, October 27, 2012 - 10:46am [Dine in]

I like the room and the service is always good but the food is just ok and, as with a lot of these similar themed places, overpriced. If the food is good then I don't mind the price b/c you are paying for the other amenities. I ordered the ahi tuni sandwich which is usually risky outside of a sushi grade restaurant. It was terrible. Fishy, smelly and costly. I love ahi and this was the worst ever. I only ate a bit and had a small stomach issue later. Sure it was just a mistake, and that can happen. I will, however, be more careful if and when I return.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House228 Schoolhouse Street, #14, Coquitlam
It was fine
Submitted Friday, October 5, 2012 - 12:52pm [Dine in]

It's a new building and as such far more accommodating than the normal pho joint. Service was quick and pleasant. I had the spicey flank steak pho with a spring roll. Both were pretty good. Kind of the usual. Nothing outstanding. It came with the thick noodles which most may prefer as you would get a real feed. But they are just too heavy for my liking and lacked taste. I'll come again and design my own bowl.

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Gaya Sushi2900 Bainbridge Ave, #105, Burnaby
Good for the neighbourhood
Submitted Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

We've had lunch there a few times as we live close by. It's a nice find. Food is very good and reasonable. Service can be a little slow when they're busy but they do a lot of take out. The wait staff are extremely pleasant. Love the music they play. This place is light years better in most respects than a lot of the big name places. They have to be. They are in the burbs not close to a lot of commercial space. We will probably just come here for our sushi fix.

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Pallas Athena Greek Kouzina2565 Barnet Hwy, #22, Coquitlam
Pretty Good
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:46am [Dine in]

It's a pleasant restaurant, decorated well. The appies were tasty and priced ok. Drinks were priced lower than I thought would be the case. As for the mains, the accompaning salad, rice, satziki and potatos were very good. But the beef and lamb were too dry. And this should be the highlight. The waitress was overworked playing bartender and waitress. She did this well but seldom visited us to ask the usual questions. Obviously this is a management issue and not her fault but is critical to the business. It's annoying when you can't get someone's attention. All in all it was ok for value and we may return. Well see.

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Chong's Restaurant2532 Kingsway, Vancouver
Low Price Good Food
Submitted Friday, April 27, 2012 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

I had dim sum there on a weekday arriving at about !0:45. By 11:00 it was full.
The ambiance was great with people loudly chatting and wandering around getting napkins and their own tea. A bit of a zoo but I like that.
I was the only non asian but was treated very well with good service and a smile.
I wondered how quick they would be given the crowd, many of whom were just ordering, and the fact the servers were rushing in every direction.
After 10 minutes all my dishes arrived at the same time. All were quite good.
The price is really the point. Each dish was $2.75, much less than most places. For example, the ha gow at $2.75 was half the price of some of the high end restaurants. Was it as good? No. But it was good and at that price you can't beat it. You just have to decide whether you want to dine or eat.
If I want to take clients or similiar others, perhaps I'll hit the high end road, but for me, I like this and will come again.

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John B. Neighbourhood Pub, The1000 Austin Ave., Coquitlam
Not like I remember
Submitted Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

We used to go to the old John B across the street so many years ago. When they moved we really never got into frequenting the new digs except on occasion. I met some friends there for lunch one weekday and enjoyed the general atmosphere. The menu was expansive with every thing you could want. Perhaps this was the problem. The server seemed rushed and was non attentive. The food came fairly quickly. No one cared too much for any of it. It was ok but certainly nothing special and not cheap. The yam fries were easily the worst ever. That can happen though as they're hard to do right. All in all I may give it a try again as this could have been a one off but I won't hurry to do so.

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Golden Lake Seafood Restaurant3555 East Hastings, Vancouver
Good all around
Submitted Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 1:00pm [Dine in]

Went there for dim sum at 11:00 one weekday morning and the place was pretty full. Service was friendly and prompt with tea, water and condiments. You order from a menu and the dishes were served quickly and were hot.The quality was excellent. The cost was perhaps a bit higher than some others but it was well worth it as all dishes were larger than usual. I will return.

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
Good all around
Submitted Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 10:26am [Dine in]

Old fashion dim sum with the carts and wait staff rushing around bringing orders and people to tables.
It's a fun atmosphere. The service was surprisingly good. They stopped by right away and kept doing so even asking me if I wanted hot sauce, something we all know almost never happens.
The food was pretty good, especially the ha gow and beef balls, although the bean curd and tripe were a little tasteless. At $3.00 a dish it's a deal.

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