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snowysakuraskyVancouverSince January 12, 200918 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
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Displaying 1 - 18 of 18 Reviews Found
Sushimoto2201 Holdom Ave, Unit #102, Burnaby
yummy but small and pricy
Submitted Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 6:15am [Dine in]

i've been here quite a few times and the food and service is consistently top-notch. they all seem to be japanese young people. i always feel welcome and 'thanked' even when its a tiny takeout order with no tip (thats what it usually is) i also love the decor. dark rustic japanese with some modern touches. also, an action figure collection to see at the sushi bar. they take amex which is not common for a sushi restaurant. seem to have generous hours as i've never found it closed in the afternoon, not sure about sundays.
i would live to eat here everyday but it is just too expensive for the portions they serve. a wild sockeye roll is almost 4.50 with hst and its very small. the menu is big enough but did not have an item that i was looking for ( a dark leafy seaweed salad that ive had at another authentic japanese sushi place) not sure if the prices are high because of the skytrain proximity or the luxe decor. they may have good deals on set meals, i havent checked; but combining things really adds up. the miso soup was good but nothing special. the closest free parking that i know of is on broadway (one street north of lougheed highway) west of holdum street. not sure if you could also park at the bowling alley while you eat. but basically compared to most burnaby restaurants, there's no parking. ( i always walk here or stop if im going to/from the skytrain)
will probably return for small orders when i dont have options because at least the food is fresh and tasty

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Bentei Sushi5901 East Broadway Street, unit 5, Burnaby
its ok, but fish does not taste particularly fresh
Submitted Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 6:01am [Dine in]

tried the spicy sockeye salmon roll, miso soup and green salad. everything satisfied me but the salmon did not taste too too fresh. also the roll was really pretty sloppy! i remember the miso soup as average but not bad. the salad was pretty tasty for the price, although to others it might be average as i dont eat those salads often.
the service was very polite (mom and pop, japanese-canadian) and although my tea seemed to run out often they were often around for me to call over. the hot tea was good. the place was kind of busy. (might have been a weekend) they had those gelati menus on the table for desserts. i would consider returning for a family meal as this place is very close to me and was comfortable. hopefully the salmon will taste fresher next time, but i cant quite rate a sushi restaurant 'solid' for food without fresh fish or neat sushi!

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Hong Sushi6636 Hastings St, Burnaby
the food is a very good value
Submitted Sunday, September 4, 2011 - 5:51am [Dine in]

i was wandering aimlessly the other day and thinking of checking out the wonton place close to hong sushi. I didnt remember that there was a sushi restaurant here. i checked out the menu and was happy to see that wild sockeye was on the menu (although not what i wanted to eat that day, i just like to check if places carry it)
i went in and chose my seat looking out onto hastings (not a bad part of hastings fyi) my table was a clean black granite bar and my chair was a parsons bar stool covered in clean faded black cotton. pretty comfortable. the place was empty so i could've also taken a table for four (i think there were 3-4 of them plus the bar which had 3-4 stools)
i was pleased to see that they had a creamcheese smoked salmon roll and was thinking of getting that plus a spicy tuna roll. at the last minute the specials board caught my eye and i got the house special: spicy tuna and dynamite rolls plus miso soup and ebi (shrimp) sunomono salad for 7.95 or so.
by the way i was served chilled water in a larger plastic disposable cup (think cold drink at starbucks)
got the miso soup right away (everything is served in/on disposable plastic) i was not too excited to see fake crab floating on it but i removed it and the oup was perfect. a nice surprise was the good amount of leafy seaweed at the bottom (none of the places ive tried in proximity of my new location add this!)
got the food extremely quickly. the rolls were very very neat. the spicy tuna was fresh and the spicy sauce had mayo which to me adds so much (but has become less common)
dynamite roll was also fresh and had enough avocado and lots of cucumber. both rolls had lots of filling and not too much rice which i think is idea.
sunomono was a very large serving and also tasted fresh
i was quite full without finishing the sunomono. walked to the counter and paid right away (there was no waiting at all during the meal)
ambiance was not bad, hong kong pop music was playing.3-4 groups came in to order out/sit down/pick up after me
have since returned for take out and got the wild salmon rolls for 2.75 each and they were large (and neat) compared to some other places nearby. also got the dynamite roll again. my family members enjoyed the food too.

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La Rocca Ristorante Italiano1565 Commercial, Vancouver
used a coupon..
Submitted Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

came here since it was in the coupon book. it was late and the place was busy. it was quite dark and i dont remember the decor. the server was nice enough but at the end of the meal when we really needed to leave there was an issue with getting the bill to us. then my husband noticed an issue with the coupon on the bill and more time was wasted. (altogether about 30 min paying the bill)
we ordered the antipasto platter and it was pretty disappointing. however im not an antipasto expert and i am only comparing it to the locus one on main which is much more creative and appetising. la rocca's had some cheese cubes, a very small quantity of canned artichokes, sandwich meat (no thanks, but i guess this is traditional) a few olives and a bit of lacklustre fruit. the other item we tried was a salad (not just a green one but not memorable at all) not really interested in returning, it doesnt seem worth the time

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Sushi Town5935 Hastings Street, Burnaby
yes it is warm raw fish! and the miso is too salty
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2011 - 5:50pm [Take-out]

i was really hoping to like this one since there are a few sushis nearby and i dont love any yet.(new to the area)
first disappointment was that they dont have wild salmon/sockeye; just farmed salmon.
second, some reviews recommended the awesome*roll but i found that it was just an imitation crab/masago thing... awesome for highschoolers i guess.

the prices were ok and the food was ready when i got there. i was pretty late in picking up so i dont know if it was ready on time or not. i was happy that one person was with the cashier but he finished up and she helped me pay right away. heres what we got:
green salad: iceberg with a bit of carrot and cabbage. no fancy surprises but i liked the dressing
miso soup: small and salty- came with one deepfried tofu shell (no thanks) but no smooth tofu or seaweed. too salty to finish
tuna roll- very disappointing, although large, too sloppy (breaking already) and too warm fish to find appetizing

chicken teriyaki with rice- not bad value although did not suit our needs well. the rice was just a tiny round container on the side with a little scoop of it- not enough for my husband. the chicken part was kind of impressive though, deep fried and chopped served with a thin sauce (not gooey-this is good) and *lots* of bean sprouts and broccoli

spicy tuna roll: this is what i was most curious about since its my fave item and im pretty particular. my ultimate spicy tuna roll is chopped tuna mixed with mayo and hotsauce plus cucumber rolled inside out. this is hard to find. i was satisfied that at least they did put the hotsauce in the roll. But, it was not chopped much (again, big warm pieces-not appetizing) and it was pretty messy. at least they did not use a sweet sauce, drizzle sauce on top instead of mixing it with the sashimi, or use a spicy powder sprinkled on top; all things ive seen done at disappointing sushi restaurants.
the fish tasted fresh enough. fresher than at least one place nearby...

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Agra Tandoori Restaurant3790 Canada Way, #110, Burnaby
homecooked taste, charges for delivery
Submitted Monday, April 25, 2011 - 7:54pm [Delivery]

order: veggie pakoras*butter chicken*curry chicken*eggplant ...bhaltha?

food: i liked everything except the eggplant. it is just not my thing and i really regret spending $10 on it mushy and tomatoey. not necesarily low quality but really low satisfaction on my end

pakoras have a nice chutney and are the mixed veggie kind, not individualy fried veggies, for $5-something i am satisfied

curry is really yummy nice texture long strips of chicken can taste the cilantro and its great, my 3 year old ate some

butter chicken also good long strips and nice texture and taste of sauce. each of the chickens were 12.something

will not order delivery again. they charged $3 even though its close, then asked how much change i want back, so i felt forced to tip. i really dont like tipping for delivery especially when i get charged for it, so i will pick up next time

i was impressed that they came early

didnt try the naan or rice, and thank god as it was already $50

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Koffee Kona5698 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
good muffins as long as they get properly cooked
Submitted Monday, August 9, 2010 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

i'm a regular here. the only thing consistent is the coffee. their lattes are almost always quite good. the savory food is not fresh enough for my liking.... i know for a fact that one samosa was sitting there for quite a while. although that was while the former manager worked there, and an ex-regular apparently got food poisoning from the soup. the service is not bad at all now that there is no manager. one thing i wish they would do is cook the muffins a bit more so that there are no raw bits, even if they were to burn them on top, that would be better than rawness.

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Bon Bon Bakery5807 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
its old style
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

i like their treats the most. good value and selection
cakes are kind of mediocre . i have never bought them myself but some people seem to really like them; i've had them at different events.
i don't really get their appeal, even though there is very little cake i don't like, since i love cake.
the service is really friendly when you are a regular. they also make esspresso drinks
oner thing i dislike is the bread and buns. they taste like preservative or something. i don't know what it is but i've tried them a few times and its always awful. the chinese bakeries in the neighbourhood even make better 'western' breads.

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Sushi Nara5755 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
good korean, cheap sushi, nice people, instant ramen
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

fyi the ramen is just instant noodles, but i tried the chicken one and it had great sweet chicken
sushi is not bad but no wild salmon and the spicy rolls have a sweet spicy red sauce drizzled over them. i don't like it.
the korean food is good enough. pancake and jap chae are ok value
some of the rolls are good negitoro was good enough and dynamite was pretty big for the price, i think
i like the decor, ambiance and staff. seemed very clean too
:( cash only

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FreshSlice5665 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
mediocre enough to avoid
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

nothing interesting about the pizza here. most of them have ingredients that i avoid like
white 'garlic sauce' (basically oil) in place of tomato sauce
ground beef
processed pork products
drizzled ranch sauce (WTF)
i tried their super pesto feast once (not available by slice) and it sucked.
REALLY need to step up their game. at least now the kerrisdale location of flying wedge delivers to my area of east van

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Kent's Kitchen5659 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
gross...
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 2:40pm [Dine in]

this place always seems to serve not fresh food. not sure why, but despite that we live practically next door and eat out at least 50% of the time, we've probably spent less than $20 dollars there in our lifetimes. it always stinks like old pork and there is usually a group or two of old men near the entrance either smoking or homeless looking. not to be sexist or ageist, but thats what it is.
for cheap CLEAN hot asian food right in this area, i would check out sushi nara for their korean hot dishes, mui garden for curries and hainan chicken, golden sparkle for chinese food white style (lemon chicken, etc) and the place beside bmo for fried rice and all you can eat hotpot, the first four are all SW of the 41st victoria intersection and in that area there are also a few places to buy chinese bbq meat if thats what you are looking for

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54th Ave Cafe Restaurant7088 Kerr Street, Vancouver
nothing special here
Submitted Sunday, October 4, 2009 - 3:03pm [Dine in]

the waitresses were very nice and talkative at the end of the meal. it definitely took them too long to take my order since there was only one other customer and he had finished eating. i guess they exected me to holler them over. this was inconvenient since i had my rowdy toddler and wanted the food asap. i ordered chinese donut and fish congee. really was nothing special. fish didnt quite have the freezer taste but almost. very huge serving of donuts

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes4567 Lougheed Highway, #56, Burnaby
gross food!
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 11:03am [Dine in]

this is an ok place for breakfast. a little expensive if you only want a mini breakfast, but great for the selection of fruity pancakes/waffles/crepes/blintzes. its a nice place for a family breakfast, good coffee, etc.

so i thought i would try out the food while picking up a burger for my boyfriend... bad idea. nothing looked very intersting on the menu... i looked over the selection of chciken sandwiches, of which there was only 1 offered, tuscan chicken burger which sounded ok but not what i wanted that day.

not much seafood except a tilapia with hollandaise (sounds gross) for over $12, or fish and chips which was also over $10.

i settled on the onion rings and soup of the day which was chicken gumbo.
the only good thing about the meal was that there was okra in the soup and the waitress brought me extra crackers for my baby without me requesting it.
this wasn't really the issue, but there was only one piece of chicken in the soup. the main problem was that the soup was overwhelmingly flavoured with msg. i felt like i was eating a flavour package from a mr. noodles soupcup. the onion rings were extremely undercooked. definitely quite inferior to the onion rings at a&w. there is nothing i would come back for apart from breakfast. would not want to try the fish and chips since the onion rings were undercooked.

service is fine, although i dont like paying at the front. comfortable enough.

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Pita Star146 East 3rd Ave, Vancouver
good clean food
Submitted Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 3:00pm [Dine in]

somewhat spacious feeling compared to most falafel places! there is also some effort at decorating.
I love their 'samosa chips' which are ready to go like a bag os chips, and have a spicy lemon flavour. the falafal wrap is good (&cheap) and they have very reasonable prices for meals like vegi curry or butter chicken with rice. my s.o. is addicted to this place's butter chicken over any other place. service is good and they take visa

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Red Sea Cafe670 E Broadway, Vancouver
interesting, not as yummy as expected
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

i don't know if this kind of cuisine is my thing. my other experience with african food was in france when i had an african friend from ghana (the OTHER side of the continent, i know)and her family often made delicious spicy chichen vegi stews and that kind of thing... this was definitely not asgood, but as someone esle pointed out its hard to comapre meat and veggies and i dont eat meat any more.

anyways, we had the veggie platter and it gives you five big scoops of the vegetarian dishes you choose: we chose kale okra cabbage peas and lentils. a lot of the dishes tasted very simiar to me. theay were all quite mushy, the only one i really liked was the okra with tomatoes. the soft flat bread is very sour, so our toddler was not intersted in munching on it while we ate. i might have enjoyed the meal much more if we had chosen rice, but the owner said it would take some time as many of their clients are not into eating gluten, so they only keep the bread ready, not the rice.when we went to pay, the cc/debit machine was out of paper, so my s.o. had to drive to the nearest bank machine. we got full very fast, probably from all the spices, and had lots left over after only paying about 17 plus tip. it is not fun to pack this to go home though! my s.o. is not a vegetarian but he found the meal fulfilling and appreciated the warm and prompt service.

the place has nice authentic (i think) artwork, which is on little furry hides! it seemed clean, was kind of warm which is fine, the only thing is the tables are have table cloths under glass, and so the sides of those are kind of dirty, they could change them every day for all i know, but as the food is soft and you eat with your hands, maybe table cloths are not the best option?
*disclaimer* i am a very picky eater!

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Cravings Restaurant + Lounge8808 Osler Street, Vancouver
its alright
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 9:43am [Dine in]

we came here mid afternoon; the place was empty so there was no problem with the service. they have some interesting choices on the menu, it was a while ago but i think i had a mushroom or squash soup and it was good. my boyfriend got a pasta, probably chicken and liked it-it was a good portion. my entree was a spinach salad with cheese.. i think feta and candied pecans. i thought i would love it but didn't, however ive since had another salad with candied pecans and just don't care for them in salads.. overall the salad really lacked juiciness and crispiness, it was really only spinach, cheese and pecans... high fibre and too dense and sweet in my opinion. i might want to try something else here, and my boyfriend has suggested going back, its definitely hard to find anything similar nearby.

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Shima-Ya5589 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
yummy fresh good value
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 8:35pm [Dine in]

i feel so lucky to live close to this place. as someone else mentioned there are often multiple tables speaking japanese, which i agree is a good sign. the sushi is so fresh and they always use wild salmon, not farmed. stuff just tastes great. the negitoro, for example tastes vastly superior to what you'd get in a chinese sushi restaurant like the one across the street. they have plum rice balls, fantastic wakame salad for less than three dollars, and i've also tried the bbq black cod and it was heavenly! very tiny place but on the clean and comfortable side. service is pleasant and accurate but its not possible for the waitress/owner to do everything at once so its just not very fast. no high chairs since its so tiny, but they are very nice with children.

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Tipper Restaurant & Review Room, The2066 Kingsway, Vancouver
yummy
Submitted Sunday, January 11, 2009 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

i loved the food! we tried the seafood chowder, the incredible mushroom creamy soup, mushroom burger (no meat), and penne.oh and the cheesecake. everything was yummy, especially the stuff with mushrooms! the service was a bit too attentive for my taste! owner was very nice but there was no one else there so he kept making sure we were ok. it is comfy but im not too sure about the decor...its clean and the art is fine it kind of has a not so new and polished feel. so if u r taking a female date here it might not be too impressive.

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