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sweethotlower mainlandSince August 27, 2006162 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
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Afghan Chopan12888 80th Avenue, #104, Surrey
Tasty food fit for a sultan's feast!
Submitted Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

Whenever I read books based on the Middle East my mouth waters when reading the food descriptions of legendary feasts. One of my main fears when eating at ethnic restaurants is that they can't cook. Often because it's ethnic foods they think that their customer won't know better. This is why I didn't try Afghan Chopan for the longest time. However Afghan Chopan is a true hidden gem, where the skilled chefs in the kitchen turn out sublime food. The food is all freshly prepared and it's flavourful without being overly spiced or hot. The kitchen does a nice job with seasonings. I tried their chicken kebabs and it reminded me of tandoori chicken but tasted a bit more gamey as if it were free-range chicken. Their pallows here are excellent I love the addition of the sweet garnishes of plump raisins and carrot slivers. They rotate veggie dishes and there is often four to choose from they reminded me of Indian curries but were a bit different. I wish they offered a fish option on their menu but they don't. The appetizers here are amazing, don't come here without trying them. The bolani is deepfriend half circles of dough stuffed with potato's. This is a refined version of a samosa, it was great. It also reminded me of the Mexican flauta. I love mantu's and this Afghani version was pretty good, it's filled with beef and topped with peas and lentils and a yogurt sauce. The Afghan bread served on the side was also delicious as it was freshly baked, I liked that it was made of whole wheat. Even though we were stuffed we did try the thickened milk dessert, and it's different but was good without being overly sweet. It was like a mild pudding. All in all I was pleasantly surprised with this visit, and will be returning because the food here is very good! Once you are inside the restaurant its nice but the location itself is a bit awkward to find as its in a sort of strip mall beside a banquet hall. I also like their website design.

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine628 6th Avenue, #103, New Westminster
* 5 stars *
Submitted Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

I've been visiting Tamarind Hill since it opened and it just keeps improving over time. My main complaint is that the food isn't as hot as I'd like but adding the spicy sauces offered remedies that. I love the authentic ambiance with the carved wooden panels, this place just looks nice. I've visited Malaysia and it's one of my favorite places, it's a suprisingly modern country with welcoming people. The food there is outstanding as there is a fusion of cultures. I like that Tamarind Hill focuses on seafood dishes, and you can even special order crab. My favorites here include the papaya salad, the boneless hainese chicken, the lamb, anything seafood especially the prawns and snapper, and their laksa is outstanding. There are other Malaysian restaurants in the city, but Tamarind Hill is the best of the bunch. The portions are a bit smaller here, and the prices are higher but they take extra care in the cooking of the dishes, and use good quality ingredients so it's well worth it. Lunch is a good value, although their menu is smaller. Highly recommended, especially if it's your first time trying Malaysian food. Also don't forget to try dessert, as they offer some unique items I haven't seen elsewhere in Vancouver. For those living closer to North Van, this restaurant is expanding and will soon be opening a location there.

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Samba Brazilian Steak House1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Solid carnivores AYCE
Submitted Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 6:18pm [Dine in]

Why are there so many 1-star reviews for this place from people who have only ever reviewed this restaurant? I smell fake reviews, especially when they conveniently mention the restaurants surrounding Samba that patrons should be going to instead. I like this place, I have no idea how authentic it is, as it's owned by the same group as the Thai House restaurants, but until I visit Brazil I won't know. Authentic or not, this place is a feast for those who love meat. Various grilled meats are carried around by servers who look Latin American and is carved in front of you. You can specific what cut of meat you like, either rare, medium or well-done and they will cut exactly that for you. If you find the meat dry, then be sure to look for the fattier cuts of meat as they will be jucier. If there is a particular meat you are waiting for just let the servers know and they will direct that meat to your table. As for a lack of service, it's a AYCE and there are always people coming around with food, if you need something else flag down your waiter. I like that they never rush you through dinner at some places the waiters hover and give you the bill so fast that it is annoying. I actually like the salad bar, I found the food there is tasty as it has to compete directly with the meats, if anything try to not fill up on the salad bar. The salad bar also does include some Latin American and Brazilian dishes. I don't know why the previous reviewer couldn't see these such as the feijoada stew. $35 for a Friday or Saturday evening dinner that includes entertainment isn't that bad. Especially when the going rate for entrees alone at most restaurants is hovering around $30 now. This place is pretty unique, and if you are craving meat I'd highly recommend it, vegetarians probably won't like it. A good place to take out of town guests as well when you aren't in the mood to cook.

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Stanley Restaurant11184 84 Avenue, Delta
MSG flavoured pho
Submitted Friday, August 14, 2009 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

This location is located in an awkward portion of a North Delta stripmall right next to a very noisy & popular pub patio. When going into this place I find myself wondering why we didn't pick the pub it looks funner. The owners are a bit odd. I've tried a few things from their menu, nothing was stellar. They also offer some Japanese and Chinese dishes on their menu not quite sure why. The pho here has ample meat however the broth is not authentic, they rely on MSG for flavour and I don't like that they take this shortcut. The best pho in that area is Pho Tam located near Surrey Central, they make their broth from scratch.

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Waves Coffee House715 Columbia Street, New Westminster
I hope too many people don't find out about this place
Submitted Friday, August 14, 2009 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

This new waves location opened up to coincide with the move of their head offices to New West. Compare the dingy, cramped Starbucks with this place and Waves comes out far ahead. If you are lucky enough to snag seats this is a relaxing place to hang out. I like the spacious ambiance with chandaliers and frescoed ceilings. They even have a small conference room that can be reserved. I like the range of desserts they offer, they all look so tempting. The staff at this location is great, they get my special orders right. They also have a lot of staff working at this location which is nice to see. I like the range of tea's they offer. Also the half panini is small however it is meant to be a snack not a meal. They are consistently busy, with more patrons than I've ever seen at the Starbucks down the street and probably have had one of the more successful launches for a business in the New West area. I always ignored the Waves downtown, but they are taking a fresh approach to the coffee business. Most people are copying Starbucks and it's refreshing to see a business that is doing things differently.

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T & T Supermarket Deli179 Keefer Place, Vancouver
The food isn't good
Submitted Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

I agree with the previous poster. Even though this deli is more hygenic than typical China town places, the food is crap.

The hot food table food is swimming in oil, the vegetables are even labelled as fried vegetables. Almost every dish is deep fried. The noodles and rice swim in vats of oil yet are paradoxically dry.

The steam trays are large and instead of making fresh batches the food just sits there.

I really don't recommend the cooked foods, you'll be bloated with indigestion after.

The dim sum doesn't fare better. The hargow wrappers are too thick and the dim sum becomes overcooked as it just sits in the steamer.

The worst part is that many of their dim sums are prepared by hand in-house but just because they don't have a high turnover and because it sits there it tastes bad.

As for the shiny plastic wrapped cooked foods and sushi, it doesn't actually taste good. It looks appetizing but if you taste it there really is a lack of taste. With so many sushi places on every corner in Vancouver, do we really need machine-made pre-packaged sushi with hardened sushi rice? The vietnamese salad rolls are cheap, but the wrapper hardens and can't compare to a freshly wrapped roll from a restaurant.

Even the buns and baked goods aren't that good, they are so stingy with toppings & fillings. Walk a couple of blocks down into the heart of Chinatown and pick up high-quality baked goods from the small bakeries located there.

My friends mom worked at this place and she never ate there even with a discount. She had the opinion that the food was too greasy and unhealthy, I agree. I also heard rumours that they use the expired or just going to expire foods in their cooked deli section, which may explain why the veggies always look past their prime.

Avoid this place, your taste buds and stomach will thank you.

Also while the grocery store part is okay for getting hard to find Asian ingredients in a familiar Western store setting, the seafood mongers also are sort of dishonest. I buy fresh prawns here, and inevitably some dead prawns will also be included. I wish the workers were more honest, but I can see why management probably encourages this as it fattens their profits. They can easily just skim the live prawns from the top of the tank, instead of digging in and gathering the dead one's too.

Also be careful of the crabs, as sometimes they sit in the water so long and are just old.

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Hakka Masti Restaurant8851 120th St., Delta
Pad thai with a twist!
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 8:18pm [Dine in]

Green Lettuce is still my favorite of the Indian-Chinese fusion places, their food is addictive. But for the times I don't want to fight the crowds to get my spicy food fix, I will head to the much quieter and emptier Hakka Masti.

I tried Hakka Masti for lunch the other day, and liked it.

It looks nice inside, I liked the spacious tables and everything looks newly renovated.

The lunch specials are a good deal and range from $7-8 and include soup and rice.

I liked the mushroom egg drop soup, even though it contained frozen veggies and canned mushrooms.

They do use MSG in their foods, so if you are sensitive you should skip this place.

For the lunch special I had their pad thai, and it was delicious, it tasted slightly different from Thai pad thai, it was spicier but still good and it was full of ingredients, I hate eating only noodle bites.

One of the things I miss the most about living in Toronto is the great pad thai they had there. For some reason most Chinese restaurants perfected making Pad Thai, so I had it often.

My first visit to Hakka Masti went well, the service is a bit uneven & awkward, but I think they just aren't used to North American friendly service.

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Desi Lounge & Restaurant8821 120th St, Delta
$10 Lunch Special
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

I had a lunch special to go from here, and it was a decent lunch.

All of the components of the lunch were carefully packaged in individual containers. I'd go so far as to say this was the most carefully packaged meal I've ever had to go. It looked almost like the meal was from a deli because of the clear plastic containers used.

The lunch is a choice of two items from four, I chose butter chicken and a paneer vegetarian dish. The portion size of these were too small, if they increased their portion sizes by a half I would have been happier. The veggie dish was mainly sauce, and the butter chicken maybe had 4 small chunks of chicken.

The portion is good for those on a diet though.

Basically if you are eating in for lunch, order another entree to supplement this especially if you are eating with others.

The lunch does include all the sides though, so it is a filling meal, it's just that the protein portion is small, and you are filling up on carbs. There is a very generous serving of raita, a little salad, rice, naan and dessert.

They let you upgrade to garlic naan for .50 cents, this is well-worth it, the flatbreads here are great. I especially like the flavourful keema naan.

If you eat in, drinks are offered at a reduced price with the lunch special.

I wish they added the option of adding a piece of tandoori chicken or something to the lunch. Or even doubling the protein portion for an extra price.

While the quality of the food is high, because they prepare all of the spices and chutneys in house, I wish they were a little bit more generous.

Their dinner portions are more generous, but by the time you add naan etc. as they are sold on the side, the price does tend to go up accordingly. Their biryani's here are pretty good too, they are more like fried rice than biryani but it's still good.

Anyhow if you do order, it's better to phone ahead as they are always busy, and because everything's prepared freshly, it does take a bit of time to get your order ready.

Recommended.

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Gelarmony1222 Robson Street, Vancouver
What happened???
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 1:30pm [Dine in]

So I haven't been to Mondo Gelato in a while, but I love this place. Now it's all different. They limit it to three samples and the staff all look weirdly at you for sampling. I remember before that the staff wasn't that friendly either, it's a boring minimum wage job.

Before they used to have limitless sampling and they let you take your time in deciding. Now they ask you every two seconds if you are ready to order.

Also while prices have gone up, although that's a given lately, prices for everything have gone up, the portions have shrunk! I remember before the two scoops were two generous scoops. Now they are mini-scoops that are carefully portioned in the scoop to prevent you from getting even one single drop extra.

I have this thing with ice cream or gelato where I can never finish it, but this visit I could finish my portions. Something is definitely different.

Also before they were relaxed about doing half-scoops so you could try extra flavours but now they were grim-faced and just said no when I asked. I don't see any reason for them not to do it apart from efficiency.

I understand that Mondo Gelato is a business which is global franchise now, but I wish they had kept some of their mom & pop aspects that made us love Mondo Gelato to begin with.

Also they have a captive audience, they do offer a good quality product and the other choices for good gelato are somewhat limited. So yes you will get my gelato dollars, however I will grumble as I don't like these new changes.

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E's Up Dining11967 88th Ave, Delta
Solid Western food, cooked from scratch, like eating at a favourite relatives!
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

It's sort of rare now to find Western diner or home style foods at restaurants. Even if you do, it may be cooked by someone who can't cook, or it's all processed instant food.

Restaurants are choosing to serve fancier dishes but sometimes you want a meal that reminds you of home and that is cooked by a talented chef from scratch.

E's Up is in a very odd location, it's in the strip mall that has the CIBC bank on 88th Ave. They really need to add better signage to their restaurant and bigger boards at their door to advertise that this is indeed a restaurant. Their name is different and not typical of a restaurant and I think that is causing confusion as well.

While it's not much to look at from the outside, once inside the restaurant is spacious and the tables aren't too close together which I like. They also have some china cabinets etc. to add to the homey atmosphere.

They are licensed and wine & beer are reasonably priced at $4.

The best value here are their dinner specials for $10. This comes with a choice of beef / chicken / salmon. When I went in on a Friday, they were having a BBQ special. The salmon was cedar-planked and tasted slightly smokey. The chicken was marinated in a beer-BBQ sauce and was intensly flavourful. Both of these were freshly barbequed upon order.

The meals come with a choice of sides, soup and salad. All of this was solid, the salad had fresh leafy greens & herbs and was visually appealing. The soup was chock full of vegetables. The entree comes with steamed veggies, and either rice, potato or pasta. The pasta and three cheese sauce side was pure comfort food and reminded me of mac & cheese. The garlic bread was delicious.

We were too stuffed to try dessert, but next time.

The owners were very warm and inviting. The portions are generous. I hope other people venture out to try this place, I want it to be around a long time!

Apparently their main business is catering, and they finally opened up their own restaurant. However the hours for this restaurant are odd, so phone ahead to make sure they are open.

And did we mention that we paid $10 (before tax & tip) for a quality, healthy, home-cooked from scratch meal? That in itself is priceless. I hope they don't raise the prices because we would go less, it seems everytime I write a good review, the place goes ahead and raises their prices.

Anyhow I really recommed this place, it is a hidden gem. They also do all day breakfast, and are sometimes open for lunch.

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Panaderia Latina Bakery4902 Joyce Street, Vancouver
I can't say enough good things about this Latin American bakery!
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

Thanks to the Georgia Straight review, I visited this authentic, delicious bakery.

It doesn't look that appealing from the outside, but wow inside it's filled with delicious baking smells and treats.

The owners carefully prepare authentic Latin American pastries with a focus on products including dulce de leche. This is an intensely sweet caramelized sweetened condensed milk, and it has a lovely caramel colour.

I tried their cone filled with vanilla cream topped off with dulce de leche as it is very sweet, and the vanilla cream helped to cut some of the sweetness. It was heavenly, with fresh flakey pastry that didn't even get soggy the next day.

The tres leches cake here is a delicious version. I'm not a fan of milk, and didn't find that the cake tasted too milky, the flavour did remind me a bit of rice pudding. It's iced with a thin coating of freshly whipped cream, and covered in flakey white coconut. The coconut flavour didn't come through but looks visually appealing.

It's hands-down worth a visit simply to try this cake, I tried a bite and ended up purchasing a few more slices before leaving the bakery. It's one of the top 5 cakes I've ever had.

One of the daughers apparently is a trained pastry chef, and it shows. Although this is not a fusion bakery, but solidly Latin American. Most of the pastries are very sweet.

While the ambiance isn't great, it is homey and comfortable although there is limited seating. Also the perimeter of the store is a small Latin American grocery store with dry and canned goods as well as some frozen items.

I also couldn't resist picking up a chicken empanada. The version here is filled with big chunks of chicken, whole olives, and the taste is mild as it's lightly spiced but still tasty. I didn't taste any raisins in the filling, but I don't like raisins in my food so that was good. The size is big enough to be a light dinner if you pair it with salad.

They also sell beef sandwiches, but I didn't try that this time.

The other people in the store seemed to be Latin Americans, which is a good sign. I was unfamiliar with the baked goods and the lady at the counter was helpful in explaining what everything was.

This place has been operating in that location for five years, I've driven by occasionally and never stopped which is a pity. I'm glad I finally tried this place as it's a gem. Vancouver is a horrid wasteland for Mexican/Latin American restaurants, but at least there is one bright spot, we do have a fantastic Latin American bakery.

This place is located very close to the Joyce skytrain station, just walk North uphill away from the high-rises.

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Gohan Japanese Restaurant1815 Rosser Avenue, #1, Burnaby
Budget friendly if you do take-out
Submitted Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 6:38am [Dine in]

The hidden twist to this place is the very reasonable take-out bento boxes, sushi combos or party platters.

It's a stapled on insert in their take-out menu and the prices are only valid for take-out. (I assume it's valid for dinnertime take-out as well.)

For example, Its $5.95 for the take-out chicken/beef terriyaki bento box with rice, 1/2 cali roll, salad and fruit.

I was in the area for a car appointment, and stumbled upon this place.

While the inside ambiance of the place is quite nicely designed and would fit in downtown, and there are plenty of windows it's also claustrophobic because of all the high rise condo's. Also sometimes spaces that are ultra modern come across as very cold, formal and impersonal. I found this place to be sort of cold and this was on a sunny day, on a rainy day this place must be depressing during the daytime.

I tried one of their sushi and sashimi lunch specials. While this restaurant is Japanese owned the sushi wasn't spectacular, it was good but not great.

They have some interesting dishes, some served only at dinner, but from the prices it doesn't look like they are tapa's sized but more meant for sharing between a few people.

It's smart of the owner to stagger the prices of the menu. The innovative items on the menu are more than the izakaya places downtown. However that contrasts with their reasonably priced take-out specials. Clearly, they are in tune with the people living in the area, most of who must have huge mortgages for their small condo's and very limited budgets for dining out.

I'm rarely in that area, but even if I were I doubt I would go out of my way to return here as it didn't wow me, some of their dinner-time dishes look interesting, but it seems similar to izakaya to me.

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Joyeaux Cafe & Restaurant551 Howe Street, Vancouver
I like their $1.50 cappucino
Submitted Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 1:43am [Dine in]

I stumbled onto this cafe ages ago. I drop by here if I am in the area and have some time.

It reminds me of a cafe in Paris, even though it's Vietnamese, the ambiance is French. Not surprising as Vietnam was a French colony.

Shamefully I haven't tried the food here, but I love their small cappucino for $1.50. It's the proper small serving size common in Italy. It reminds me of my vacation to Italy where each morning I would start with a leisurely cappucino at a cafe.

A refreshing, unpretentious spot downtown, that is a good value.

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Sushi & Japanese13478 104 Avenue, Surrey
Two thumbs down
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

This place has been open for a while, it offers AYCE japanese foods.

However the raw fish are NOT fresh, so be wary of eating it. Avoid the sashimi with sauces especially as they will serve you old fish with sauce on top.

Their cooked food selection is limited. It's very stingy for an AYCE and the food isn't even tasty.

They also charge extra for some items like dynamite rolls but include it on the AYCE menu but it's unclear so be careful or your bill will add up.

The first review was clearly written by someone from this restaurant.

I don't recommend this place, it's better to go over to the AYCE located in New West or just avoid AYCE and go to another japanese restaurant.

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Pita Pit, The7320 King George Hwy, Unit 109, Surrey
Hidden gem, well-managed with fresh ingredients
Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

This place is continously busy. People know a good thing when they see it. There are always people relaxing on their patio chairs at the storefront sidewalk.

I've tried the Pita Pit back East and found it to be unmemorable.

This Pita Pit location is exceptional.
The staff are polite, cheerful and high energy.
They are efficient and as there are often line-up's they work well under pressure.

The toppings are continiously replenished and best of all they are generous with toppings.

I like the options of romaine lettuce, sprouts in my pita wrap.

While the food won't blow you away, and the meats are mostly processed the combined exceptional staff, good attitude, filling food and fair prices just works.

They get a lower ambiance rating because the store is just too cramped, they need a bigger location.

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Panago Pizza8556 120th St, #102, Surrey
MICROWAVED chicken wings!
Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

Panago I was seduced by your ad's. This one-pizza stand has ended though, I refuse to order from you again!

While this is a negative review, I do have to say that I love Panago's marketing, innovation and packaging, they were the leader's in having indivdual shakers and dips before other's started. Too bad they don't actually focus on producing a good quality product. For their price points they are a rip-off. I used to be a big fan of Panago before they changed their pricing from two for one to individual pizza prices. While prices have gone up, the quality has not improved, if anything it's declined.

Firstly the call center staff are not trained properly. I had to go online and walk them through finding my closest location. The girl on the other line said oh I'm from Abbotsford I don't know your area. Umm... yeah way to go Panago, too cheap to train your staff.

Currently Panago is having a decent promotion, so we decided to try it just to see if things have improved.

The major problem I have with Panago is that their pizza's NEVER ever look like what is delivered to you, I know a lot of place's do this, but Panago goes to the extreme with this. They are quite stingy.

I tried the new chipotle chicken pizza AKA as the corn pizza, there was at least an entire can of corn on the pizza. I don't even like corn that much. Japanese people will love this pizza... but I didn't care for the corn overload. While they overloaded on the corn there were mere scraps of red and green pepper, there were even some slices without some red peppers. I'm not sure why they decided to be generous with the corn, they are never ever generous with any toppings. If you do order this to make it edible just ask for no corn.

The ceaser salad was decent, I liked the shaved slices of cheese on top.

I like their cinnamon sticks, and they are a good value.

Now onto the wings, they microwave their chicken wings! The texture was horrible. Their menu doesn't even say that they bake their wings, for all I know this is a chain-wide thing though I suspect it's more a case of this particular location just deciding to microwave them. I'd rather have deep-fried wings, then horrible microwaved chicken wings. Avoid the wings here.

There are some good points to this chain, I like the shrimp they use as topping, and I like their multi-grain crust. The food is fairly healthy for something not home-cooked, and the pizza's aren't greasy. I just wish that they were more generous with their toppings, as they charge plenty.

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Old House Mediterranean Cuisine, The430 West Pender, Vancouver
Unique hearty home-made Bulgarian food!
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

This restaurant isn't that inviting from the exterior storefront, but I'm glad we stopped by to try it. Especially as it offers Bulgarian food which is pretty unique to Vancouver.

Once inside the restaurant it feels like being in Europe, the ambiance looks a bit German, with lots of wood accents.

The menu definately has traces of Greek and Middle Eastern influences, however the food is uniquely Bulgarian.

I tried the lamb and spinach stew, and it was delicious, it reminded me of the Persian dish except it was much less sour. The food was clearly cooked with a lot of care, it wasn't greasy and it was clear the fat had been skimmed off which I liked. It was flavourful without being too spicy, so the flavours of the lamb and spinach came through nicely. It was served with warm bread with real herbed garlic butter and rice.

The staff were patient in explaining the menu to us, and offering suggestions.

I'll definately be returning to try the other menu items.

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Tokyo Sushi Express7360 137th Street, Unit 1101, Surrey
Pretty good for a quick lunch
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

This is the best place for Japanese food in North Surrey, there are three surrounding Japanese restaurants in the area and they don't compare to this place. The prices are reasonable, and they actually have good service. The owner's aren't Japanese but the food is solid and tastes good.

My favorite here is the avocado roll. I also like their salmon terriyaki bento box. Their sashimi salad is refreshing for summer.

Their service is some of the best I've experienced in an Asian restaurant. It seems to be a well-run family business.

The annoying thing about this place is lack of parking.

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Estea Beverage Club6401 Kingsway, #120, Burnaby
BBT place with modern ambiance
Submitted Monday, June 1, 2009 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

This is a relaxing place on Kingsway to grab some bubble tea or snacks. The ambiance made me feel as if I were in a Korean drama! The service isn't that great but it's adequate.

I had the mango slush bubble tea, and it was really blended well. The prices are a bit higher, but if you sit-in it's worth it.

Recommended. I didn't try the food, but other patron's were ordering stuff and it looked good. Also, note that this location doesn't open as late as the other locations so phone ahead.

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Solav Souvlaki & Donair4902 Joyce Street, Vancouver
Thumbs up, I recommend the lamb
Submitted Saturday, May 30, 2009 - 12:00am [Dine in]

A hole in the wall place serving up delicious Greek food. I tried one of their platter dinners. The lamb here is freshly grilled on a skewer. The meat was tender, and trimmed of fat. While the skewer wasn't the biggest, it's a fair portion given the quality of the meat, you can add a second one for $3. I tried the chicken skewer as well and it was good, but the lamb is outstanding. They give a large portion of thick tzatzki which is nice and there was actually more than one olive in the greek salad. Overall, this place was much better than I was expecting, and the grilled skewers some of the best I've ever had.

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