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ShapeshyfterEast VanSince January 19, 200817 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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E Tea3281 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
Just for Kids
Submitted Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 1:52pm [Dine in]

My friends and I went to e tea the other for a late dinner. We live nearby, so we thought if its good, we can make it a usual late night place. After a mediocre experience, we'll have to see how famished we are before coming back.

Food - 2 - I had the Pineapple Seafood fried rice. I thought it was pretty good. Nothing i can really complain about. my double berry slush was okay, a little bland. My friends reported that they're food wasn't good, so i tried to reflect it in my rating. For the Chicken steak and spaghetti, there was a hair on it, so we had to send it back. We told them to just remove the piece with the hair and give us a new piece. The new piece of chicken came back pinkish in the middle.

Service - 1.5 - Service started off well enough, but then some teens came in after we got our food. These teens were friends of the server, so bye bye server. Server never came back after bringing back the chicken steak spaghetti. Also, no apology was offered for the hair on the food and she wasn't really happy about giving us a new piece. At the end of it, we couldn't even get our servers attention for the bill. A guy came out, I think the cook, and he got it for us.

Value - 2.5 - For the price we paid for the food, it was a okay deal. $7 for a pretty filling plate of fried rice. The drinks were a bit pricey, but I guess that's what BBT costs these days. Theres also some pretty good deals if you go at the right time.

Ambiance - 2 - e Tea is pretty nicely designed, looks pretty modern. But once you go in, there's a weird musk, but we got use to it pretty quickly. My main complaint is the teens that go there, they're loud and swear A LOT.

Overall - 2 - eTea is one of those places that I think I would go when everywhere else is closed. The values are good when you go for the lunch/dinner specials, and even after those times you can still get a filling meal + leftovers. All you have to do is put up with the kids that go there and work there. I'll probably go back in a bit to see if I get a better experience.

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Hotluck Restaurant 麻辣诱惑4300 Kingsway, #6, Burnaby
Needs some tweaking
Submitted Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 3:02pm [Dine in]

My gf and I drove by and saw a "Grand Opening" sign and decided to give it a try. It looked like a nice place, and the experience itself was okay, but there are places that really need work.

Food - 1.5 - The food was all spicy, which I'm okay with, I'm just not a big fan to begin with. The food itself was okay, something I don't see very often in Vancouver/Burnaby, very unique. We had the Hotluck Pot Combo, which was a pot of mixed meats and vegetables. The first few bites were good, but after that, all you can really taste was spiciness. The problem was that on the door there was a sign that said "no MSG added". these are usually misleading since the ingredients they used could be packed with MSG, but they didn't add any themselves. For the first time in years I had to get up in the middle of the night and get a drink.

Service - 3.5 - Service was pretty solid, there were 2 servers for a pretty small place and they always seemed around but it never felt like they were watching you. An older women, who I assumed was the owner, brought food to a table were the man had step away, and she spent an extra 10-15 seconds just organizing things on the table to put the utensils in the right places and the dishes to be accessible. I thought that deserved to be mentioned.

Value - 1.5 - With the Hotluck Pot combo, we were suppose to get the pot and 2 appetizers. When I ordered the appetizers it turned out that you can only get 2 of the vegetable ones, not our choice. In order to get the meat dishes, we needed to add a dollar, even though on the menu, they were the same price. The pot itself was huge and filled with mostly vegies and some meat. For the meat it was mostly ham with some chicken and beef. After paying $33 + taxes and tips, I felt that for the price we should have got more meat.

Ambiance - 3.5 - Hotluck was a nice small place, nicely decorated. The only thing that held the score back is that the tables were really grouped in 2 corners and if a bigger party was there, it would feel uncomfortable if you were a smaller party.

Overall - 2.5 - I really though this place was going to be good. The service and the ambiance was good, but the menu needs some work. The combos with appetizers were misleading as well as the no msg sign on the door. I probably won't come back here, but if you're curious, its probably worth a try.

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill3860 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Steadily Going Down Hill
Submitted Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 2:01am [Dine in]

Swiss Chalet on Lougheed by Boundary had become one of the restaurants my gf and I visited quite often. In the last 2 years, We've been there about 15 - 18 times. I had once really enjoyed the food, service and value that you could get. But in the last few times that we were there, things have gone way too wrong. Tonight was a low point.

I went to Swiss Chalet tonight with my gf and her family to celebrate a birthday. We had the misfortune of getting "Hong N." as our server. She was extremely impatient and most of the time, outright, rude. While taking our orders, she didn't allow any of us to finish saying our order, cutting us off mid sentence once she knew what we pointing to in the menu. When my gf's dad had a question, Hong impatiently pressed for him to decide on an item. After our orders were taken, she felt it was necessary to grab the menus from us as fast as she can so that one of them could go flying towards my friend, fortunately missing her, but unfortunately, hitting her camera.

When the food came, she threw down the 2 plates that she had, not really caring if she got the right person or not. She did not return for quality checks until late into the meal, and when it was time for her to end her shift, she pressured us to pay, returning several times within 3 minutes to look for payment. When we were setting up the payment on the machine, she unprofessionally looked over our shoulders to see what kind of tip she was receiving. When the tip reflected her performance, she glared at us and left.

Food - 2 - Service was not the only thing that has gone downhill in the past year or 2. I loved the Summer sensation special they had last summer. But the quality of food I got this time, as well as the past few times, has been a big disappointment. Chicken was only okay, a little salty in my opinion. The ribs I got were bland in taste and dry at one end. The placement of the food was really just where the kitchen staff manage to fit it. Endless fries seems to mean fill the plate with as much as you can so no one will ask for refills. Sorry, but presentation counts too.

Service - 1 - What a joke, "Hong N." was absolutely terrible. If only I could give a 0.

Value - 2 - The prices here have gone up a bit since last year. Although not terrible for the amount you get, definitely bad for the quality you get.

Ambiance - 1 - The dining area hasn't really changed. I thought it was nice before, really cozy. The staff was really nice, and it gave the place a nice and friendly environment. Now, the staff is abysmal in comparison, the tables we got today was still oily, and the floors were, lets just say, EWWW.

Overall - 1 - I use to like Swiss chalet for all the right reasons. Good food, great service, good prices, and a clean and friendly environment. It really kept me coming back over years. But now its poor service, so-so food, higher prices, and filthy environment. The staff really needs to be upgraded. It's a shame, but I will only return here if the next dozen or so reviewers tell me its safe to do so.

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ABC Country Restaurant6500 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
My Folly
Submitted Friday, December 18, 2009 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

If I were to look back on all the mistakes I've made in 2009, choosing to eat here would rank within the top 3.

Food - 1 - Terrible, just Terrible. I came here with my gf since we haven't been to a ABC for years. She had the Stir Fried Teriyaki and I had the Pot Roast Dinner. Now, if you ever wondered what garbage would taste like, order the Stir Fried Teriyaki. When it arrived, it looked like something dug out of a trash can, smelled like garbage, and when I tried a bite, it tasted like garbage. The entire meal was soaking in the oily sauce, it taste was just bad. The Pot Roast Dinner was infinitely better than the my gf's meal, but it was still far from good. The beef was more like beef jerky and the vegetables looked old and brown (not from the sauce). It was covered by a thick layer of gravy, and the thing tasted like gravy, nothing else.

Service - 1.5 - Service was mediocre at best. The servers were nice, but that was about it. For the longest time, we had extra cups and cream for coffee on our table and no one bothered to remove them. We had one quality check, and even after it was apparent that we had enough, no one came and asked us if we were done. Only after I had my Visa out did anyone come and ask how we were doing.

Value - 1.5 - The dishes looked big, that was about it. We did have an order of BBQ wings which came with 10 rather than the 8 other restaurants gave. But no matter how much they gave us on our plate, it doesn't matter if it wasn't edible.

Ambiance - 3 - I always liked the ambiance of the ABC Country Restaurant chain, which was why I found it strange we haven't gone back for so long. The restaurant is like any other ABC, very family oriented and very warm.

Overall - I will probably never go to another ABC restaurant again. The food is just terrible, and the service was not good enough. At the end of the meal, the only word we had to describe the meal was "terrible".

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Taste Of Vietnam, A1016 W Broadway, Vancouver
Taste so Bland
Submitted Monday, November 30, 2009 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

My gf and I felt like Viet food so we stopped by here to order take out. She had a Viet Sub and I had a Combo L4 (chicken salad, springroll, 2 skewers of chicken, fried rice). We found A Taste of Vietnam well below the quality of other Vietnamese restaurants we had tried before.

Food: The food was terribly bland. The fried rice had no taste, the chicken skewers was pretty burnt and the pieces that I could eat was salty, but acceptable. The springroll was soggy, not from the moisture in the box, but from the oil it was fried in, which stained the takout box a orangy yellow. The chicken salad was uneatable; the chicken was dry, and the salad, which did not look fresh at all, soaked in water. The Viet Sub was mostly carrots with very few pieces of meat and, according to my gf, was missing some important ingredients. Also, too much soy sauce was put into the sub.

Service: Service wasn't bad, but it also wasn't good.

Value: I was truly disappointed by the amount I got in my box. I got a small portion of fried rice, with 2 decent sized skewers of meat and a small spring roll. Since much of the meat was too burnt to eat, I ended going out for more food. The Viet sub was the same size as other places, but lacked the meat to make it worth the $4.

Ambiance: The place was small and kinda dingy.

Overall: I don't think anything other than free food would ever bring me back here. I was disappointed by the portions of the food, and even more disappointed by the taste. Honestly, the worst $13 I ever spent at a Vietnamese Retaurant.

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Bowl of Stars3608 Kingsway, Vancouver
Worth the trip!
Submitted Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

My gf has been surfing this site and found another gem. Bowl of Stars wasn't too far, but wasn't close by for us either, but I decided to make the trip and try it. We got there at around 2:00pm and parked on the side streets to avoid getting ticketed/towed. When we got there, there were 2 other tables.

Food - 4 - The menu had a few main noodle soups, along with a number of rice ones. A large portion of the menu was drinks (Bubble tea type). I ordered the satay beef with udon, along with a pearl milk tea. my gf had the sesame chicken with rice noodle and got a free honey green tea. Nothing to complain about. Food tasted good and Bubble Tea was better than most places (Only Bubble World maybe better).

Service - 4 - The server was pretty great at the job. She hung back to give us time and space to decide on what we wanted, but watched us to make sure we didn't have to wait once we decided. She quickly grabbed our finished dishes whenever we we're done.

Value - 4 - I considered giving a 3 here because my food came with only 5 pieces of beef, which is little, considering I paid $7 for it (same with my gf's bowl). However, the presentation and the side ingredients was really worth the extra point. With my beef udon, I got bean sprouts, carrots and some kinda veggie, but my gf's bowl had fish tofu, and corn, and other things. Everything was organized nicely when they brought it out. Also, they only charged my $2.50 for the BBT and gave us a free small honey green tea.

Ambiance - 4 - Bowl of Stars is clean and the decoration was simple, but really nice too, matching with the name of the restaurant well. We had a nice window seat, and at first I was worried the table was too small, but it worked out, no problems. The tables were spread out so there was no chance of crowding.

Overall, a very solid 4. Bowl of Stars is a nice restaurant with good noodle soups and great service. Also, the discounted and free drinks really hit the spot for us. We will definitely return in the future.

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Asian 545212 Kingsway, Burnaby
Big surprise for a small place
Submitted Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

My gf wanted to come here after reading some of the reviews from here. We got there at around 2:30, so parking was a bit tough to find (spots in the parking lot were full, and street parking ends at 3:00). the outside looks like any other viet restaurant, but once inside, you get surprise after surprise.

Food - 3 - my gf and I both had a noodle soup and a spring roll. I thought the noodle soup was ok, not really enough flavour, but that's also a good thing, I guess( less msg). The spring roll, wasn't great, a little spicy (which I didn't like), better than a lot of other places though. Overall, I thought the food was decent, but this might be one of those places where you want to go try it for yourself. My gf loved the food, so it could be more about personal taste.

Service - 5 - Nothing to complain about, service was great. the server smiled the second we got in and showed us to a seat, gave us menu and tea right away. She didn't bother us at all while we were deciding, but the second the menus closed, she was ready to take our order. She also seemed very familiar with her regulars which is very nice.

Value - 3.5 - The pho was one size only, cost about $6-7 a bowl, and is about the large size at other places. This is a pretty good deal for the price. I thought there wasn't enough meat (got about 8-10 slices), but its still a pretty good meal for the price.

Ambiance - 5 - This is perhaps the biggest surprise. Coming from East Van, most pho places, even the cleanest, are still fairly dirty. This place was practically spotless. The tables gave the place a nice cafe look, and the decorations made it look a little classy.

Overall, this is a nice place, and I would definitely go back when I am in the area. Even though I wasn't WOWed by the food, I think it deserves another try. Ambiance and Service got full marks, and food and value was okay. If you are near metrotown (about 8 blocks east) and feel like pho, you should give this restaurant a try.

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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House3163 Main Street, Vancouver
okay Congee Noodle House Substitute
Submitted Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 1:27am [Dine in]

My gf and i came here after we couldn't find parking at Congee noodle house. We had driven by here a few times, and always made fun of the knock off store name. We went in and I wasn't really surprised by anything.

Food: I ordered the Sweet and Sour Pork and Rice. This is what i usually get at Chinese places I'm trying for the first time, since its one of those dishes you have to get right in order to survive in Vancouver. The Sauce was okay/good. Not the best i ever had, but acceptable. The Pork was softer than I would have liked, usually more crunchy at other places. My gf ordered wonton Noodle soup, which wasn't bad. The shrimp tasted fresh and there was a generous amount. Overall a 3 - cant really get sweet and sour pork wrong.

Service: The service wasn't terrible. basically, the server was there to bring us tea and when we wanted to order. After that, the server was rarely seen. She only appeared when there was more customers to be seated. And strangely appeared almost instantly when we decided we wanted the bill. Overall a 2.5 - no refills for tea, plus invisible servers.

Value : The value was hard to rate. for 6.95, I expected more with my order. The pork came in a long small plate and had quite a bit of red/green pepper as well as other stuff. There was probably 10 pieces of pork altogether. But the wontons on the other hand were big and had a good amount of shrimp in it. There were five altogether for $5. Overall a 3 - Since my plate was too small, but my gf liked the wontons.

Ambiance: This was a strange place. It's decoration resembled congee noodle house, but also, classier chinese restaurants. They had some nice decor that you would see in chinese seafood restaurants, such as a big mirror on the wall (with pheonix/dragon? I can't remember), there were also other things that slips my mind now. What so strange? there were a few things they had that really hurt their ambiance values. For one, the table we got was unbalanced, so they had stuck a thickly folded newpaper to fix it. It was so torn up, i wondered how long it had been there. There was a small flat screen TV on the wall. It was the same image the entire time we were there. Lastly, their tables reminded us of a really really really bad restaurant that we went to once (Top Quality Something). So 2 overall - Thats a bit harsh, but the newspaper thing really stuck out.

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Roman Ristorante3399 Kingsway, #106, Vancouver
Very Disappointed
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:19pm [Dine in]

I've been looking for a Italian restaurant to become a regular of. Roman Ristorante had decent reviews and was nearby where I lived. However, I had a pretty bad feeling that it was a mistake right after I walked in.

Food: I had the lasagna because that's usually the dish I eat on my first visit to any Italian restaurant. It came as 2 large pieces that looked like it was just scooped up and then toss on to the plate. Decorated by a rather large piece of garlic toast. The garlic toast was okay, the lasagna... not so okay. Initially, I thought other people had over exaggerated their use of garlic. However, I had saved the cheese on the lasagna for last, and it was the most garlic filled bite of anything I had ever had. This was one of the few times I had not finished my meal. Lesson here, don't doubt the reviewers.

Service: Our table was fairly close to the counter, but in a small place, it was easy for the server to cover all the table quickly. It did seem nice of the chef to come out and check on his customers, but I just didn't know what to say to him about his food.

Value: Portions were pretty decent sized. If the taste had been better, I would have given a higher rating.

Ambiance: Roman Ristorante had its own charms. It was a small and cozy restaurant. However, this worn out little place desperately needs some new parts. For one, the cutlery and plates had so many scratches, it made me wonder how many years its been since these were taken out of their boxes. Also, the dim lighting that usually makes a place seem classy and more private, made this place more dingy. One last thing was their telephone ringer was set way too high. One ring and all conversations halt.

Overall, Roman Ristorante needs a makeover, and a change of recipes before I would even consider returning.

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Triple Coconut Tree4124 Hastings St, Burnaby
Worst Service EVER
Submitted Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

my gf, her sister and I were out looking for lunch and she had been craving pho for a while. We've been to triple coconut before and it was a decent experience, so we decided to go back. This was a terrible experience even for a pho place.
We walked in and was seated at the last table available (the furthest one from the counter). We chatted for a while and 5 minutes later, we realized we hadn't gotten any tea or even menus. I spent the next 5 minutes trying to wave down the server, who never even looked in our direction until she brought something to a nearby table. when she finally noticed us, we figured she'll bring us some menus, but instead she went looking for our bill. When she realized when didn't have a bill yet, she can back to take our order. That's when we finally got to tell her we didn't have menus. After she brought us menus, the owner came by to take our order twice within 2 minutes, and we weren't ready. We each ordered our meal with a side order of Spring Roll to share.
We were brought our food fairly quickly, but our spring roll didn't come. When I over heard another table complain that they ordered a spring roll and not a salad roll, i decided to check on it. I spent another 5 minutes trying tow ave down the server, only to watch them bring the other table a replacement spring roll, and then ignore us. When another server went to clean a table next to ours I finally got them to check on the spring roll. several minutes later, the spring roll came, and it was not what we expected. it was wrapped in a salad roll skin and had carrot strips inside.
After we were done, we wanted the bill, and as before, spent several minutes waving at the server, who came by to take the order of a table next to us and almost got away without listening to us.
The meal cost the 3 of us about $22 + 1% tip. This is an experience that I would NOT like to repeat.

Food - 3 - Food was still pretty decent. I liked the taste of everything, but the crappy spring roll keeps the rating at a 3.

Service - 1 - Should really be a 0.

Value - 3 - Decent portions of food for all three of us. Pho was 6 bucks for a small.

Ambiance - 3 - The place was fairly clean, and had lots of customers.

Overall - This could have been a good experience if the service was more competent. Other than the spring roll, the food was good, which may bring me back. I'll see how I feel about it when my gf gets another pho craving.

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Highlander Restaurant, The9260 Bridgeport Road, Richmond
Yummy DOV experience
Submitted Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

My gf and I went to Highlander for DOV. After spending some time researching where the place was, it wasn't too hard to find (basically, right across from Costco on Bridgeport). When we got there, one of the servers said we didn't have a reservation, even though we made one days earlier, but we seated right away in the middle of the restaurant.

Food: I had the Lobster Bisque, Prime Rib, and the Chocolate Cake, while my gf had the Prawns, Stuffed Trout, and the Tiramisu (which I tried a portion of each). The Lobster Bisque was good, kinda thick, with a tomato taste. I'm not sure what Lobster Bisque is suppose be like, since it was my first time having it. The Prawn I had was good too, a slight Thai Curry taste, but sweet as well. The Prime Rib was Terrific, good portion size, great taste and cooked right, served with soft mash potatoes, and an assortment of vegies. The trout wasn't as good but pretty decent, the combination of trout and lobster taste worked really well. However, my gf reported bones in the piece that she had, so beware. The Chocolate Cake was one of the best I've had, it was brownie-fudge-brownie-fudge, with raspberry sauce and strawberry whip cream. Overall, if I rated my gf's food too it would be a 4.5/5. But everything I ordered was great, so 5/5

Service: The restaurant itself is quite small, and there were servers running between the kitchen and pub, so most of the time, a server was in sight to help with anything we needed. But a lot of the time I felt a little ignored by them. I dunno if they wanted to give us more privacy or whatever, but twice we had finished plates and servers would walk by, glance, and keep walking. But overall, the servers were all very nice, the water was always refilled and there were quality checks. 4/5

Value: What can I say? $28 dollars for 3 great courses. 5/5

Ambiance: The restaurant has its charms. It was dimly lit with nice classical music in the background. The decor was a little old fashion for my liking, but it is a restaurant inside an inn. It plays along nicely with the theme on the outside of the inn. Its unfortunate that they had so many tables set up in such a small space. our table was too close to the others, and their louder conversation ruined part of the mood for us. Really a 3.5/5, but I'm still enchanted by the food, so 4/5.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
A drop from last year
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

A group of us went to Griffins for Dine Out Vancouver. Compared to my memories of last year, this year was bad.

Food: For the appetizer, i had the soup, it wasn't spectacular, and already I have forgotten what it was.
For the main course: The steak this year was almost tasteless compared to last year. The portion size was alright, but they gave too much gravy for the mash potatoes, which ended up mixing into the steak.
For Dessert: The Buffet was good, there was about 10 things to choose from. But avoid the creme brule (or what appeared to be creme brule), i had a spoonful at the end, and it wasn't good.

Service: Our Server wasn't especially nice, a little stuck up, but he did his job.

Value: Even tho food wasn't great, the portions were good enough. We got our money's worth at dessert time, so a solid 3/5

Ambiance: I think Griffins is a really nice restaurant, the hotel its attached to is nice too. A good place to get some nice pictures.

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Han Gu 韓榖3365 Kingsway, #1, Vancouver
Impressed
Submitted Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 1:02am [Dine in]

I've been to Han Gu twice already and both times I was impressed by the taste of the BBQ Pork. I'm a big fan of meat, so they scored really high with my taste buds.

Food - Both times I went I ordered the same thing, BBQ Pork on Rice. It came with pickled Veggies (i think), some kind of melon, spicy tofu, BBQ pork, and Rice. The First time i was there, I couldn't get enough of the pork, and I regretted sharing some with my girlfriend. The second time I thought it was a little saltier, but still very good.

Service - I went both times at non-peak hours so service was good. Problem was the second time, the server spoke mandarin (or maybe it was Korean) and we had a little bit of trouble communicating. It wasn't a big deal and we got what we needed (take out container).

Value - The first time I was there they gave me a large portion of everything. I was a little disappointed the second time. My meat portion seemed like it was 75% of what I got the first time. Needless to say, I shared very little this time.

Ambiance - Not much to say really. I liked how the place was bright, and the colours was good too. It was a little cramped, I think one too many tables.

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Jaguar Lounge & Restaurant1796 Nanimo Street, Vancouver
A decent HK Cafe place
Submitted Tuesday, August 12, 2008 - 10:39pm [Dine in]

I've gone to a lot of HK cafe places in the last 5 years and I'm happy that one has opened up so close to my home. The newly opened Jaguar look nice on the outside and the inside, but the smell from the old Spargo's remains and stronger than ever.

The service was a little too good. we were the only table and the server kept coming up and asking if we were ready even though most of the table still browsing the menu. But too much service is alway better than no service =)

The food itself was good. I had the Alberta steak dinner for 14.95 with a cold milk tea. The steak was good, but the milk tea was a little bland, not enough milk or sugar.

I found the price a little costly for a East Vancouver HK Cafe place. Like the previous reviewer said, there usually is desert with set meals or they're usually closer to 12 dollars.

I also found the selection a little limited, most noticably, there wasn't any choice of 2 items from a list of different items.

Overall, I would probably go back to Jaguar since is close by, open late, good service and decent food at a okay price.

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Rooster's Quarters4800 No. 3 Road, #105, Richmond
Not a bad place
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2008 - 3:27am [Dine in]

I have been to rooster's quarters a few times before already. I think this place is a decent restaurant to eat at. The price is fair for the portions I've gotten and service is always good.

I just went again and ordered a chicken and ribs combo. The chicken was not bad, a bit dry, but I've had way worse before at other places (*cough* swiss Chalet). On a side note, the previous times I was there I've had better chicken, I didn't want it to be judged on this one experience.

Anyways, the ribs weren't bad either, a good bit of meat on it. But, as one of the previous reviewers said, the Original sauce was sweet, which is a little bit weird for me, but it was okay.

The salad and the sides were good, although the salad was kinda small, but I prefer it that way anyways. The garlic toast was like garlic toast and the fries were those wide wavy fries.

Overall, the place is worth at least a try. The service is always good and the chicken is better than other chicken places (good enough to have me going back from Vancouver, even with gas prices at 1.45/litre). I would have preferred a BBQ choice for the Ribs, but they do have choices of Original, Honey Garlic, or Spicy. I had the Original.

It unfortunate that the restaurant is located right next to Canada Line Construction. It really is a good place and I hope people will give it a try.

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Han Woo Ri5740 Imperial St., Burnaby
Slow, but Yummy
Submitted Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

I like Korean BBQ, and Cho Sun is the usual place I go to. Seeing as it was my birthday, I decided to try a new place for lunch, and my experience was exactly as the ratings before had said. Slow service, but great food.

The side dishes were like any other place, while the meat was excellent, better than any Korean BBQ place I have ever gone to. After tasting the meat for the first time, I had forgotten the long wait that I had had to go through.

The service is slow, but not bad. The servers were constantly running around, trying to get to everyone. I got there at 1:20, was seated at around 1:25-1:30, and did not have my order taken until 1:45. Afterwards, the food came at about 2:00, at which time, I was already starving. But the food was delicious. When it was time to pay, It took another 15 minutes to get my bill.

Overall, the place was good, the servers were nice, but too unorganized and inefficient. It was a little more pricey than other places, but the food was well worth it.

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Azia990 Smithe Street, Vancouver
still hungry
Submitted Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 11:18am [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I recently went to Azia during dine-out Vancouver. I had the "Kobe Beef and Salmon Carpaccio", "Rack of Lamb Chops with Green Curry Sauce and Tempura Filo Prawns served with Thai Style Noodles", and "Green Tea Creme Brulee". She had the "Chef's Special Assorted Sashimi Platter", the "Sable Cod in Yuan Sauce and Miso Marinated Beef Tenderloin Skewer with Coconut Rice" and the "Tempura Banana served with Chocolate Sauce and Ice Cream". But we basically shared everything.

The taste of the food was okay, but the portions were too small. the Kobe beef seemed a little too ordinary, like regular beef. the lamb and shrimp dish was really small, 2 pieces of each. The fish was good, soft and really smooth. The desert was nothing spectacular.

The decor inside was nice, and our server kept checking up to make sure we okay with everything.

At the end of the night, both my girlfriend and I were still hungry (and she's a small eater too), so we too a trip to the drive thru.
Overall, I just didn't feel like i got enough for my $50, so we will probably not go back.

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