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super_karioBurnaby and VancouverSince December 16, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance4 (4)


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Sushi Garden4269 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Our new Favourite Sushi place
Submitted Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 3:05pm [Dine in]

One of my favourite types of foods is sushi. I can have it everyday and not get sick of it. When Sushi Garden opened at the Lougheed Hwy location, my husband and I were very excited to say the least. We went for lunch on a Friday afternoon around 1:30pm and it was pretty empty. We were serviced right away and we got our food pretty soon after. We ordered 2 rolls (Alaska Roll and Chopped Scallop Roll), a dish of Prawn Tempura, and Mentaiko Udon. The rolls were perfect in size, not too big and not too small. The Alaska roll has a nice dressing on it and gives it an interesting twist. The prawn tempura was hot and very tasty. The mentaiko udon was the the highlight of my meal because I love this dish but it's only served in select restaurants (Hapa Izakaya and Ebisu are a couple restaurants that serve this dish). There's a buttery taste to the udon with green onion and enoki mushroom, mixed with fish cod roe that had been pan fried first. We left satisfied and happy.

The second time I came with my girlfriends and we were seated right away. We came on a Saturday during lunch hour but I have to say that if we came any later, we would have waited at least 20 mins before being seated. You have to leave your name at the cashier if there is a line-up. For the 3 of us, we ordered 4 rolls and an order of Salmon Sashimi. The fish was extremely fresh and the food came at a decent time. We did have to ask the server to check on our miso soup which didn't come at all. The sashimi is just as thick as I remembered from the Kingsway location, but I've come to enjoy it. We finished our entire meal and were completely satisfied with the quality of the food. What topped it off was that the bill only came to $23. The ambience of this restaurant was perfect...it has the feel of a nicely decorated modern Japanese restaurant with dark wood and stones.

I would recommend this to anyone who loves sushi but I would suggest to come during non-peak hours.

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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Left with a Bitter Taste..
Submitted Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

My husband took me to the Poor Italian for my birthday without reservations on a Sunday night. We were seated immediately but upon showing us to a tiny table in a dark corner, I sat down and the hostess says to me, "oh you don't want to face the wall, do you?" I thought to myself, I wouldn't be facing the wall if we weren't seated in a small, squishy corner of the restaurant. (The restaurant was not full by any means.) So, feeling embarrassed, I squished myself in the other seat where I faced my husband instead and behind me was another party. Our server came to us quickly and asked us if we wanted drinks. He also was quick to get our order for dinner. I had questions about a dish and he answered it as if I was supposed to know what the names of the dishes meant. My husband asked about the Spaghetti Carbonara and inquired whether it was a clear sauce, with which the server answered yes. We also ordered the Calamari with Spicy Sausage as an appetizer. The appy was smaller than I expected for the price but the red sauce it came in was delicious, unlike the spicy sausage which didn't have any flavor to it. If you don't like calamari that's not deep-fried, don't order this dish as it is just boiled squid rings, which I liked but my husband didn't care for.

Our main dishes came - Spaghetti Carbonara for my husband and Tortellini with Prosciutto and peas for me. My dish was a bit undercooked and the cream sauce was not infused with the pasta. The spaghetti carbonara did not come as a clear sauce with the pasta and according to my husband was salty - so salty that it tasted bitter. I love salty foods (hence the prosciutto in my dish) so I switched with my husband. I can handle salty dishes pretty well but this dish was exactly as my husband described...so salty that it was bitter. It tasted like a dish of salt...which was disgusting.

We were both wishing that we had a better experience because the restaurant had a nice ambience - very nicely decorated. Unfortunately, we left with a bitter taste in our mouths...

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Ramen Noodles or AYCE?
Submitted Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

My sister and I heard about this great Ramen place at Metropolis and decided to check it out...we walked in and saw all the sushi so we thought, "great, there's sushi and ramen!" but it wasn't til we sat down and asked our server that we found out the ramen is a separate section of the restaurant and has it's own entrance. A little confusing if you didn't look carefully and if you haven't been to Metropolis in a while. The renovations were great though and it had a very nice ambiance.

Now for the food...we were very disappointed. We've tried many AYCE places and this was the worst. We sat down at about 12:20pm, ordered and didn't receive our first dish until 1:00pm. This would be acceptable if it wasn't AYCE because it was lunch hour and there are a variety of orders. This was the first time I became full from waiting for the food to arrive. We put in a second order and the food slowly trickled in, but again, it was another good 20 minutes before the food arrived.

The food: Gyozas tasted like they were pre-made and microwaved...and it was warm to the touch; Agedashi Tofu has luke-warm and soggy and had a firm texture rather than a soft texture; the chicken in the chicken udon looked questionable - like it was boiled; the salmon and dynamite rolls were small but edible.

As for the menu, there was very little selection and you had to pay $3 more per person for Sashimi.

We asked for the bill at around 1:40pm and our order still wasn't completed. Again, I found this to be unacceptable especially when they state there is a time limit of 1.5 hours from the time you place your order.

If you want quality sushi and variety, I would highly recommend Tomokazu on Broadway and Kingsway Sushi on Boundary.

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