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sadeaterSadvilleSince May 8, 200913 Reviews
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2.5 (2.5)
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Urban Fare1133 Alberni St, Vancouver
Check expiration dates for sure
Submitted Saturday, April 10, 2010 - 11:35am [Dine in]

I echo the other reviewer for others to check expiration dates because I've bought expired items from here. I guess the turnover is low for some items and perhaps some speciality items are not in high demand.

I was looking forward to having my lovely frozen from france crossaints filled with chocolates and when I went to bake them they had expired a couple of months earlier!

I haven't returned expired items from this store yet, I'm too lazy however now I regularly check expiry dates here.

Disappointing. They also need more cashiers.

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Bubble World Tea House3377 Kingsway, #2, Vancouver
They get the drink order wrong 50% of the time
Submitted Friday, April 2, 2010 - 10:18am [Dine in]

I would like this place more if they actually got my order right!
I've ordered slushes multiple times and almost half the time it comes out too liquidy and not the proper icy slush texture. It's very annoying. Also even if you say no sugar or half sugar some drinks come out cloyingly sweet probably because they use frozen fruits in syrup. I've only returned my drink for a new one once when a no-milk drink came out with milk and they weren't gracious about it. Their prices are almost $4 which isn't cheap for bbt. They no longer have stamp cards as well so it's poor value.

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Bhaia Sweets & Restaurant13753 72nd Avenue, #105, Surrey
Sadness new owners
Submitted Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

This used to be the best place to get awesome inexpensive Indian food! Sadly the owners have changed and now the food does not measure up. They've raised prices for their dishes now it's comparable to a sit-in restaurant however this is more of a take-away place. The ambiance definately does not justify the price rise. Especially as it now looks like there is new owners and the food isn't very good it's worse then mediocre in fact. Their samosa's used to be amazing with spiced potato filling and some spices used in the crust as well. Now the crust part is stil good with fewer spices though but the filling is mediocre! The filling is the same used by every other Punjabi restaurant. It's terrible, underspiced and like mashed potatos. We tried the channa and it was bright orange. I like it when tomato's give the dish colour but it seemed like they cheaped out and the spices used for the channa sauce tasted too artifical. Their sweets always looked a bit sad and now they look even sadder. Thick doughy jaleebi, and a bit stale burfi's. Very sad to see an excellent restaurant go downhill so much. There used to be so many patrons here it was always bustling it's slowed down so much though word of mouth must have gotten around that this is no longer a great place for food.

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Krispy Kreme7153 120 St, Delta
No red light for a free donut
Submitted Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

Krispy Kreme what happened? Your location used to have the red light turned on almost all the time luring patrons in for a free fresh donut. Now I haven't seen that red light in forever. Tim Horton's seems to be the winner in the doughnut wars. Their location 2 minutes away from this Krispy Kreme is full of people and the drive through has a continuous line-up. I find that the Krispy Kreme doughnuts while tasty when fresh are very airy and too sweet. It's too tempting to eat more than one as you don't really get full from the more airy batter. I also don't like that melt in your mouth donut texture. Whereas when I eat a Tim Horton's doughnut I can tell I've eaten something so it's more satisfying. I think that the Canadian palate is just more adapted to TH. Also TH offers much more choice in food and drinks and donuts are well unhealthy. For those of you who are KK fans you should visit this location. I wonder how much longer this location will last. They need customers. Now if only the American donut chains Top Pot or Voodoo donuts could make it to Canada! Those donut shops rock. I would be fat and happy if those made it to Canada.

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Panago Pizza1981 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Healthy pizza!
Submitted Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

This place has good pizza. As for it being flavourless I like that they don't just pump up the taste with salt. I like that their pizza's don't taste overly salty or greasy. If you are looking for salt pick the toppings that have more salt naturally in it like bacon or feta cheese. The toppings are fresh and ample. Try their meatball topping which is unique for a pizza. It seems like they use a partially skim cheese because there is no pools of grease on top of slices. There isn't grease under the pizza crust either I don't understand why chains like Pizza Hut heavily oil their pans before baking the pizza. Just adds unneeded calories. I like their veggie pizza as it includes roasted garlic. A medium fills up two adults with a slice or two left over. It's not the cheapest pizza but it tastes good and it's healthy to boot. Their multigrain crusts go well with the complimentary dips included with the pizza, I really like the jalapeno ranch. Avoid the four-cheese pizza or the thin crust here they are not the best. The regular crust is already pretty thin so just go with that.

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Desi Lounge & Restaurant8821 120th St, Delta
Excellent lunch buffet with garlic naan! Has unique chef's creation daily
Submitted Friday, March 5, 2010 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

I love Desi Junction. It has great food. Everything is freshly cooked daily, and it shows. If ordering off their menu try the hot chicken wings desi-style, it's spicy and delicious. Their lunch buffet is excellent. Heads and shoulders over anything else offered in the Surrey area. They offer a variety of items, including at least 10 pickles and chutneys alone. There is a lentil soup. A small salad selection with chaats as well, including an unusual fresh fruit mixed with savoury spices. Appetizers include pakora's, and paneer poppers. While these may be lukewarm on the buffet they are still crispy and tasty. They bring you freshly cooked naan to the table, and you can pick regular or garlic naan. The garlic naan has flecks of fresh minced garlic and is an awesome treat. The mains always include butter chicken, also be sure to try the Indian-Chinese style Chili Chicken. The veggie dishes change but always include something with paneer a fresh cheese in it. The last time I was there they included masala fish. Another time I was there they had rasmalai on their buffet. Their rasmalai is delicious I always order it off the menu as well. The best part of the buffet and something that is unique that they do daily is that they have a chef cook a different dish daily as part of the buffet. They set up the cooking area at the end of the buffet. It's very neat and sort of whet's your appetite. Of the two times I was there once they had Aloo Tiki an appetizer as the special dish. Once it was cooked they brought it to your table as well. This was one of the best aloo tiki's I ever had! The other time was incredibly special as they were making fresh jalebi's. These were delicate and were thin rectangular shaped coils. Nothing like the sweet store jalebi's, which I don't even like. Fresh from the hot oil with a quick dip in the syrup, these crispy sweet warm treats were amazing with the chai's we had ordered to go with these. Phone ahead to see if it is jaleebi day, it was an amazing foodie experience. Their lunch buffet is a good value for $12 as there is a wide selection. All of their food is freshly prepared with care, they have an open kitchen. Highly recommended.

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Pizza Pizza8737 120th Street, Delta
Not as good as the original chain in Ontario
Submitted Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

Pizza, Pizza memories of drunken nights with take-out pizza that is available almost on every Ontario street corner. Pizza Pizza is a strong chain out of Ontario. It isn't amazing pizza but it is cheap pizza and appeals strongly to value-counscious teens, young adults and families. When you are drunk it just has to be Pizza Pizza. With a few bottles of beer, some opened and emptied already I spotted the bright orange delivery flyer. I ordered with high hopes and visions of greasy pepperoni, a sprinkling of cheese, and that tart sauce. Well they were more stingy than usual with the cheese, it was extremely sparse. The crust was undercooked and tasted doughy. This is not a pleasant sensation. The greasy pepperoni was there but seemed to be fewer than I remembered. Overall the pizza tasted more like cardboard than real food. The service is horrible here, they boast about their pizza yet I've had much better in Ontario, and the irritating girl who takes the order on the phone lacks basic customer service skills. They told me it would take an hour for delivery, it was quicker but what pizza chain takes an hour to deliver? This is supposed to be fast food people, pre-cook the crust if you need to. Not that my crust was cooked fully anyhow. Overall this is cheap, carby, salty, greasy pizza. Try it once if you have to, but it's not worth going out of your way to try this place. And they offer brocolli as a pizza topping. Strange place.

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True Confections866 Denman, Vancouver
I paid over $10 for a slice of cake
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

It's hard to swallow the prices at this place when just dessert costs $10. For $10 I could enjoy a nice breakfast elsewhere.

If two people go here, for the price of two slices of cake they could pick up a whole small cake at another bakery.

The economics of scale here are just baffling.

Yet on a Friday night the place was busy. Vancouverites who overpay just ruin it for everyone.

The cakes were good, when is cake not good. However especially at these prices it damn well be edible.

If you add drinks to your order dessert alone would run over $30 at this place for two people. Very expensive date.

The ambiance is nothing to write home about. It's located on Denman which isn't the greatest part of downtown.

Honestly I have no clue why they can justify charging their prices.

Also they have huge customized take-out boxes for cake slices. And if you take out from this place you still pay regular price. It would make sense to me that if you take out cake the price should be halved after all you are not sitting in. However they charge regular price for take-out.

It seems to be the worst business model however this place is still around and is doing well enough. I don't understand why.

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Gulberg Tandoor & Donair7181 126 Street, #119, Surrey
best donairs & indian food that is cheap yet tasty
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

I am now a happy eater as I've been feasting on Gulberg's offerings. The hunt for a good donair is now over. They stuff the donairs here with meat doused generously in sauce and lettuce. The pita is sturdy enough to hold it all together. Don't shy away from their chili sauce, it's bright red but tastes more of tomato and has an addictive sweet undertone, it's like a spicier ketchup without being hot. Their biryani's are flavourful and full of the sticks and twigs that are the hallmark of true indian food made with spices that aren't all ground up. The biryani chicken consists of 2 plump, meaty chicken legs and it's more like a leg and a half as they cut the chicken leg farther up the joint. All of their menu items are cheap, with generous portions and it tastes good to boot. The restaurant itself is welcoming with a decent decor. Run, don't walk to this place. The best value Indian food and donairs in BC. You'll be able to feed your family and have change left over.

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Mr. Sub4071 Main Street, Vancouver
I wish there were more Mr. Sub's
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

I like Mr. Sub the best out of the other Sub sandwich chain's. I always get the toasted honey ham with tzatziki. You can also double the meat and cheese for only $2 on a large.

I wish there were more locations. I find they are less stingy and the ingredients are better at Mr. Sub for instance the tomato's will be ripe.

Plus Mr. Sub is Canadian, and the food is decent for the price.

I wish they would stop copying Subway's baking bread at the store though, I liked their old bread whoever was supplying it.

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Bozzini's Restaurant13655 104th Avenue, Surrey
WORST buffet ever on the planet!
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Imagine going for dinner at your stingiest relatives, and to boot they cannot cook. Yet you have to sit through the meal grimacing and looking as if you like what they made. Meanwhile you would be happier puking rather than eating.

Every Wednesday's they hold a lunch buffet here for $11.

The place was packed with people lacking taste-bud's.

The food was horrible.

The salad was iceburg lettuce with a few paltry shreds of greener romaine floating through it.

No soup, no bread was offered.

The buffet has a serious lack of sides, no bread, no veggie side dish, even no potato. The ONLY side dish was plain white rice.

The sole appetizer was the deepfried pork ribs. This too was breaded and I ate it thinking it was chicken wings, as the ribs were portioned like chicken wings. Just the rib-shaped bone alterted me to the fact it wasn't chicken.

The main dishes all had tomato. And included caccitore chicken consisting of deep-fried breaded chicken in a greasy sauce. Butter chicken, I didn't try this, it didn't look appetizing. Lasgana consisting of the aforementioned bubbling cheese, but it lacked anything else, it just had gluey overcooked noodles, and an insipid cheap ground meat tomato sauce, NO ricotta, or any veggies. It lacked flavour.

There was pizza, the veggie was edible but the greasy cheese congealed on top, I doubt it was real mozzeralla, it seemed like the fake cheap stuff and they were stingy with the toppings. They had one other kind of pizza but the toppings were hard to identify on that, it was left untouched except for one piece someone brave had tried.

The dessert was chocolate pudding likely from a mix topped with Cool-Whip.

And for this greasy, fatty meal they charged $11.

This was the worst buffet I've ever been to. The meal wasn't balanced. All of the dishes had tomato including the pizza. They couldn't cook apart from frying and salting and putting cheese on things. The food wasn't tasty.

I'm not sure how people flock to this buffet when it offers few poor-quality dishes.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant10356 137th Street, Surrey
Surreal bad service ending with brash demand for tips
Submitted Monday, June 8, 2009 - 9:15pm [Dine in]

This is one of the few ayce Japanese options in Surrey, so it basically monopolizes the market. The only other one operating is much, much worse than this avoid it like the plague (nordel sushi).

I'm a long-time customer at this location, and I've learned to put up with the lack of service, because again there is no other choice in the area.

The food isn't the greatest but it is edible usually. Sometimes the chicken terriyaki will be microwaved and too rubbery and dry to eat, I suspect they reheat day old one's. They are stingy and limit you to 2 or 3 pieces of small sashimi. Their nigiri pieces also have smaller cuts of fish on them.

However they do freshly prepare sushi, so it's not all bad.

The AYCE menu doesn't have much choice, but some of the items are good. I like their sunomono, karagge, tofu, and oyako don even if it is mostly rice.

The service here is surreal. It is so unbelieveably bad. The elderly lady marching through the restaurant looks beyond miserable. It looks like she never ever smiles and she looks really mean. I've noticed that she is nicer to some patrons but I haven't been able to figure out why.

She looks like a prison guard. If you dare to point out that some dishes are missing that you ordered, she will bark out well finish the dishes that have come.

There's another server with curly frizzy hair, who is always half-running through the place. She is a bit friendlier but she tends to forget to serve even more dishes you ordered than the mean lady.

They never make eye contact and they try to avoid you for ordering a second round.

The guys making sushi at the counter are a bit nicer. Periodically they will offer to take your order. But beware of the slightly chubby middle aged guy. He never ever gets your order right and will just make much more than you requested. It's like he is on drugs or something or just drunk.

I've never experienced such bad service in my life. The ironic thing is that now I'm used to the surreal service but at the beginning I was like WTF.

So the other day I paid with a CC. I usually pay with cash. And after signing for the bill. The waitress nastily said, next time tip. And I just glanced at her, as I was planning on just leaving a cash tip as I had enough change.

They recognize me now, that I've been there a few times so they know I'm a pretty regular customer. Yet this lady had the nerve to demand a tip. I was floored. There is NO service, the prices have recently increased by a dollar, and the other times I tipped apparently did not count. In fact she didn't even have the patience to wait and see whether I would add a cash tip, she just demanded it after I finished signing the visa slip.

Just really bad customer service with bad customer relations left me with a bad taste in my mouth.

I will never be returning to this restaurant no matter how bad my sushi cravings get, I will instead head to Richmond or New West for much better AYCE, without the attitude and sub-standard service.

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Bella Pizza2525 Hemlock Street, Vancouver
Well-done Pizza
Submitted Monday, June 8, 2009 - 8:51pm [Dine in]

A lot of pizzerias don't understand when you request them to cook the pizza for a few extra minutes. Especially in Vancouver, they freak out. Back east it's more common for people to ask for this, but no one ever does it here. The few times I've asked for it, I've just been given puzzled looks, the pizza place worries that it will burn but it doesn't. It's just well-down and tastes better as the cheese is well-browned.

I've learned to just pop my pizza in the oven after it's delivered.

Otherwise, Bella pizza is pretty solid, and aren't stingy with the cheese, and I like their pizza sauce. It's a chain so some locations are better than others.

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