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sweethotlower mainlandSince August 27, 2006162 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
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Libo Cafe4500 Kingsway, #2118, Burnaby
Exceeded expectations
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

I was indecisive as usual at Crystal Mall faced with all available choices. I also wanted to try someplace new so I joined the long line for this place.

I'm picky so I decided to try one of their baked mini-meals with drink for $4.50. It was an amazing value, and the portion sizes were still fairly large and perfect for snacks. The leftovers reheated well the next day as well, I overbaked my dish while reheating and the rice became all lovely and crunchy.

I love portuguese curry chicken ever since having it in Macau, and I chose this for the mini-meal, it was a curry sauce mixed with some veggies and boneless chicken. The chicken wasn't battered but might have been deep fried. There was more chicken then I was expecting.

I chose iced coffee for my beverage and I was impressed at how generous they were with the condensed milk.

Overall this was $4.50 well spent for comfort food!

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Hannam Supermarket15357 104 Avenue, Surrey
Potato Salad Donut
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

I love trying new foods. I visited this Korean supermarket with a friend and tried some yummy new items.

The potato salad donut is similar to a croquette, and is sold at the in-store bakery. It was so delicious.

There is also a street vendor set up outside the store entrance, selling the pastries that are like pancakes cooked in the shape of a fish using a waffle iron and filled with different fillings. These were similar to the vendors at the Richmond Night market. I tried the blueberry jam filled ones and the red bean both were good. They also have some pan-fried pastries filled with cinnamon, brown sugar and peanuts which were delicious.

The grocery store itself was a bit of a culture shock and most of the items weren't familiar. I go to T&T but this grocery store seemed a bit more authentic.

They also have a deli area where they sell kimchi, premade noodles, and their meats section sells pre-marinated Korean meats.

Worth a visit if you like Korean foods.

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Yummy Wonton House8677 120th Street, Delta
Is there a curse?
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

*** Disclaimer: This is one of the better Chinese restaurants in North Delta/Surrey***

I sincerely wonder if there is a just a curse in the local Surrey/North Delta area which results in not so great Chinese food. I don't really understand why, it just is.

Yummy Wonton started off with good promise, but now there are cracks showing.

1. Don't bother asking for special requests.
I usually ask for less oil, and I have a sneaky suspicion that I end up with more oil in my food... Also, I love ginger and asked for one dish to be cooked with a bit more ginger, it ended up being far too gingery, I think they put in a quarter cup of ginger... it was inedible...

2. Higher prices randomly raised.
Almost all of their prices have increased, however they can't be bothered to print take-out menu's with the higher prices, and it's been months since prices have been raised... So basically purchasing from here, prices could be anything...

3. Sizes are based on the discount?
I've noticed that if I order over the discount amount some dishes will be sized smaller, while on other visits they will come in the larger container. I'm not even sure this is legal.

4. Substitution's now cost lots.
When they opened their set dinner could be any meat, now it's a extra $2 charge per item changed. As there is a range of religion's in the area they started off allowing people to pick their meat but changed this... Bad customer service.

Pro's:
Their servings are pretty large, and most items come in a large container.

The food is cooked pretty well, but it is inconsistent. Also while there is a set size container portion's will oddly enough vary, sometimes it will be packed to the top, other times container's will be emptier. Sometimes there will be lots of meat, other times less...

They use fresh vegetables.

Even with higher prices, because portions are bigger it's fairly reasonable.

Essentially we put up with the quirks because compared to other Chinese restaurants in the area, this place is very good.

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Marble Slab Creamery12101 72nd Avenue, #142, Surrey
I liked this place!
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

I've heard of Marble Slab and birthday cake flavoured ice cream. This place lived up to it's hype.

This is a new location but its busy all of the time. People flock here like lemmings.

The ice cream is so worth the wait though. Sure, other places do this like the blizzard or mcflurry but there's something about Marble Slab that just tastes bettter.

I've tried fruit mix-in's, cookie mix-in's and chocolate/nut mix-in's and they are all delicious. I also tried a banana split, and while it's an once in a year treat, it was worth the calories.

I'm not even such a fan of ice cream, I'm more of a gelato fan, but this place is yummy and while I usually never finish my cone, here I do.

This would be a fun place to treat your kids, or any ages would enjoy it really.

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Tasters Bakery10090 152nd St., #147, Surrey
Interesting bakery
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

I wandered into this bakery, expecting just another Chinese bakery, however this place is different. Firstly the prices are a bit higher, and the portion sizes aren't super sized bun's etc. This bakery has been around for a long time though, so they must be doing something right.

You can also see them making the cakes in the back, so when I have a craving for fruit cake I will be ordering from here, it seems very fresh.

I have a weakness for cream puffs and tried their mango ones, it was yummy. I was also eyeing the macaroons but next time.

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Village Tandoori Restaurant7577 King George Hwy, #101, Surrey
Good deal for a yummy lunch buffet!
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 8:25pm [Dine in]

I'd seen the signs but never ventured in til recently, and I'm so glad I did! This place is five minutes from my work and offers a very reasonably priced lunch buffet for $8.95 from 11am - 3pm. (I hope they don't raise the price as I don't eat that much, and would accordingly tip less!) I like this place so much that I've been to it three times in the past two months. I like spicy, warming foods in winter, and I adore naan.

There are comfy booths and tables and its decor is a cross between a restaurant and pub.

A barometer for me for Indian places is the butter chicken. The one here isn't bright red with artificial food colouring, and the boneless chunks of leg meat are cooked in a rosy tomato cream sauce.

The items on the buffet change daily, a constant is the butter chicken and curry chicken. The veggie dishes are pretty good, usually lentils, mixed veggies (peas, carrots, cauliflower, mushroom etc.). Sometimes the yogurt raita is included. Salad is included. They offer tandoori chicken only once a week on the buffet.

I always request fresh naan and they gladly do that. Something new they have is the fried bread, batura, it's greasy but delicious.

I'm usually too stuffed for dessert, but they have jalebi or rice pudding etc.

Overall the selection isn't that huge 2-3 meat dishes, 4-6 veggie dishes and fresh naan. The solid food quality makes up for this though.

There sadly aren't that many Indian buffets in Surrey any longer, so I hope this one thrives. It seems like it's slowly being found. Do note that they usually don't refill all items to the buffet past 1:30pm (besides main items like butter chicken and naan/rice etc.). So if you like something that is running low, take extras.

Overall, I liked the North Indian food and heartily recommend this place! The server who's a guy is really nice, the tall skinny girl server seemed new and wasn't that helpful.

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
Reliable, Delicious, Reasonable, Well-run Restaurant
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 7:23pm [Dine in]

We've been frequenting this restaurant for many years now and it's always great!

This is almost like eating at an AYCE but with better quality food. The portions are on the larger size and freshly prepared.

The chicken terriyaki comes on a sizzling plate. My favorites here include the sockeye salmon sashimi (they only use sockeye here), chilled tofu, chicken katsu (only place I'll have it is here, no other place compares). An unusual but yummy dish is the salmon fried rice. The chicken karage is boneless and tasty as well.

I don't really like the yakisoba here.

Their sushi is pretty good, though the California roll is premade now so I avoid that. The pink roll is a favorite.

I find the service here is pretty good, but I'm also a regular customer so that might help.

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Abdul BBQ4500 Kingsway, #1691, Burnaby
Yumm Meat!
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 6:59pm [Dine in]

This place was so hard to find, which is why I never tried it for ages, it is tucked away in the Crystal Mall. The meat's here are so flavourful! They don't shirk on spice or dumb down the flavour. Middle eastern people were eating here which is a very good sign. The whole place reminded me of those wondeful hole in the wall shawarma places in Montreal!

The wraps here are overstuffed with meat and lettuce and wonderful garlic sauce. I tried the lamb and while a bit greasy it was flavourful. They also have some juice's that go very well with the wraps such as pomegranate or lemonade.

I highly recommend this authentic place, it's a bit of a wait if it's busy but the food is SO worth it.

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Urban Fare1133 Alberni St, Vancouver
Grown up grocery store
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

I love trying out new grocery items and passed this new location and had to step in. I liked the open concept design, it felt spacious. I followed my nose to the cooked food section, and it seemed fairly reasonable. Hot foods change daily and are priced by weight. Saturday is Southern BBQ themed. I tried the maple grilled salmon and it was nicely done. The cafe area seemed to attract some of the senior's in the area enjoying a decent meal, while items are pre-cooked the same day they reheat it for you.

Unique selection of beverages, the coffee is reasonably priced compared to Starbucks.

My bill was quite high as I walked out, but I had a few grocery items I really liked so it was alright. A very yuppie experience, but nice selection of breads and food items. I'd return for the whole roast herb chicken for $11.

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Dakshin Indian Cuisine8077 King George Hwy, #102, Surrey
Some items are far too overpriced!
Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

The restaurant is located in a new strip mall with ample parking. The ambiance is fine, but it's more of a family restaurant than fine dining.

This is a sister restaurant to Mayuri, so some of the cuisine overlaps between the two restaurants. This place serves meat & seafood while Mayuri only has vegetarian dishes.

I love Mayuri so this is why we tried Dakshin.

Be warned about the Biryani chicken. This dish costs $14 and consists of one chicken leg/thigh with back attached! The rest is basmati rice and it comes with sauces. Their pricing for the Biryani chicken is beyond ridiculous. I lived in Toronto and a similar dish with a whole egg and a chicken leg can be had for $4. (Note that I am not asking this dish to be priced at $4 but hey even pricing at $10 you are making at least a $9 profit! A fair price for the chicken version of this dish would be $7 or $8. Or better yet add some boneless pieces of meat to the dish, currently there is FAR too much rice and not enough meat. I miss Toronto's pricing for a range of foods but I realize the market in Vancouver is different.)

It tasted okay but I was simply in shock over the pricing. For a much better deal and yummy biryani just head to Biryani Garden also located in Surrey.

They also offer their prawn biryani for $14 that might be a better deal.

Their aloo paratha isn't flavourful and again sticker shock at $4... it's not worth beyond $2/$3 such a simple dish to make with cheap ingredients.

A much better value was their prawn/masala aloo dosa. Mayuri is also known for their delicious dosa's and this place matches the quality of Mayuri. The prawn dosa was $10 and the prawns tasted good.

The channa/aloo chat was also a great value at $5.

Their appetizers consist of mainly fried items, I'd like some healthier options as well as more appetizers besides fried pakora type things.

Also some of their veggie dishes simply seem overpriced. $10 for channa masala? $3 for masala chai? Come on, tea is cheap and should be included with the meal.

Their food is solid, but they can really work on the value and pricing of some of their dishes. We'll order from here again but the very overpriced chicken biryani will be skipped for sure.

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Osteria Napoli1660 Renfrew St., Vancouver
Sublime Authentic Italian Food
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

I had to throw in my 2 cents as the previous respected reviewer gave this restaurant a lower rating due to service, but admitted the food was good.

I've lived in Italy, albeit for far too briefly and am familar with the food's there. After returning home I had a severe case of homesickness for Italian food. I could recreate some dishes at home but I wanted to enjoy the restaurant experience as well.

After researching and eating my way through many Lower Mainland Italian restaurants, I stumbled across Osteria Napoli because of a piece written by the CBC food critic Don Genova.

The hidden secret about Osteria Napoli is their Porcetta theme nights, where they roast a whole pig. This is an awesome deal as it includes the appetizer, pasta course, main entree and dessert. Also included is entertainment with a live musician. They also sometimes offer a seafood themed night but I haven't tried that.

The roast pig is simply delicious, as it's prepared with herbs. The meal is really fun as well as because it's essentially a feast meal and it's a long leisurely meal so take along dinner companions you want to spend time with. The portions are huge, by the time the roast pig entree arrived most of us were stuffed.

I hope the owner and management do listen and takes steps to rectify customer complaints about the service. However service misunderstandings aside this place is well worth a visit for the food. All of the food is freshly prepared with quality flavourful ingredients and it's well worth a visit for the tasty food and for that smidge of real Italian homecooking essence.

I think I also had a different experience because I speak French, and I found that the Quebecois server was fine.

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Taco Del Mar11020 No. 5 Road, #128, Richmond
Would you like wet salt?
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

This place is pretty gimicky for a fast food chain.
Having seen their ad for the $6 platters after 5pm I decided to try it. I remember vaughly having had a burrito here before, once. I never tried it again so I must not have been that impressed.

This place's food is far TOO salty. That is the dominant flavour note. They've taken a fresh flavourful cuisine and basically reprocessed it into something resembling food.

One of their gimmicks here is that their food is "wet" how having overly liquid food is a good think I'm not sure. The meats sit in broth, the beans are liquidy and the rice was dry though.

I got the platter special with an enchilada and a taco. The taco is the better deal as it comes wrapped in a bigger wrapper and has the same amount of meat but includes topping. (No horribly salty enchilda sauce either which is a bonus).

The meal includes a small scoop of meat that looks dried out even though it sits in broth. The taco didn't taste just like salt probably because the lettuce and wrapper added some other flavours. The enchilada was salty as it was just meat, sauce, a bit of cheese on top and wrapper.

The platter comes with sides of rice and beans. The rice was okay. The beans were a salty mess. No hints of Mexican spice or seasoning. Just salt. Canned beans would be more appetizing. Their photography for their platter also confuses me there they show whole black beans the reality is that the black beans are liquidy and partially mashed and most likely from a can anyhow. The pinto beans were even more pureed and liquidy.

The freshly chopped tomato salsa was fine but had NO flavour hints of cilantro or even lime. And they were stingy with this.

The guacomole... was probably premade from a package. It looked like something that came out of a bag it was too smooth with some diced tomato and tiny bits of cilantro mixed in. Anyhow it didn't even taste good. Which was disappointing as I adore guacomole. Again it was too salty and flavourless, it didn't even really taste like avocado's probably because it was so processed.

The platter is sprinkled with cheese and then they offer to microwave it for you. The height of fine dining is microwaved food.

This place isn't good value at all they serve poor quality mostly pre-made foods AND they are stingy, everything's so portion controlled. Except for rice, they are generous with that and give you two scoops.

If you are at all picky about flavour and don't like overly salty meals avoid this place.

For a true flavourful Mexican food experience head down down to one of the hole in the wall Mexican places where your meal comes garnished with fresh cilantro and you are presented with lime wedges to season your meal.

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Rodem Korea15277 100 Avenue, #101F, Surrey
Two Thumbs Down
Submitted Friday, October 31, 2008 - 1:12am [Dine in]

The last reviewer plagiarized the last sentence of their review (from one of my reviews!). The audacity.

My policy nowadays is not to review restaurants I dislike, but by the previous reviewers theft I will post exactly what I think about this place.

I’ve tried this place a few times and all the times I’ve disliked it. This place has been around forever outside the T&T at the Food Court area.They have a big sign saying 100% Korean owned. Now I’ve never ever come across a Korean restaurant NOT owned by someone Korean. The food here is mediocre and not good value. While the portions are large, if the ingredients aren’t good it’s not worth eating.

Firstly Korean food always includes free extras like Kimchi but NOT here! They charge you for Kimchi or other small Korean side dishes. It’s ridiculous because it’s a better value just to eat at a proper sit down Korean restaurant as the sides come for free and the mains are freshly cooked not sitting in a steamer tray for the whole day.

Now to the complaints about the food here.

1. The Vegetables taste sweet as they add a bit of sugar.
2. ALL of their dishes are greasy in fact you can see the food sitting in a pool of oil.
3. The meat is the worst quality around, the pork sitting in the steamer tray just tasted rancid as if it had gone bad, I don’t even want to imagine where they source such poor quality meat.
4. The chicken is only served with those short and fat rice noodle rolls so you barely get any chicken.
5. Their fried stuff has too much batter.

Anyhow beware of this place. It’s not worth it as they load you up with cheap carbs and poor quality meats. And what is up with all of the rules? You can’t have two of the same items from the steamer tray. The owner lady who serves you seems mean and pushy. All they are interested in is your money. I mean what is a Korean meal without Kimchi? And then to have a sign claiming you are 100% Korean owned. For the food they are serving they should be ashamed, as it's poor quality and doesn't even taste good. The only thing that was okay was the plain chapchae noodles but even that was greasy. And it is hard to screw up noodles.

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Rikka Japanese Kitchen28 8th Street, New Westminster
Worth a try! Japanese owners
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 4:45pm [Dine in]

Firstly the take-out menu here is huge, 6 pages long which is perplexing as there doesn't really seem to be that much choice in the menu. Anyhow its the first time I was given an actual menu versus a condensed font format menu for a take-home menu.

The ambiance here is very solid, they've done wonders with the space; it looks great and very welcoming, more of a modern Japanese sensibility. It's quite spacious inside and tables are spaced apart, and they use interesting beautiful dinnerwear.

Overall I was impressed with this place, the service is a tad slow as they had only one server the day I went, there is a tiny bit of a language issue in understanding each other as well but the menu items are straightforward.

It seems people are slowing discovering this place so they will need to hire more staff soon!

The food --- I wanted to love it, I had such high expectations. The dishes were artistically presented, especially the tempura, my friend had the seafood tempura and loved it, if you are a visual eater you will love this place. My chopped scallop roll was good, as with all true Japanese places the sushi portions tend to be smaller. It wasn't the best chopped scallop roll I've ever had though but it was beautifully presented with flecks of red roe and a few extra scallops on top. The salmon sushi was a bit frozen as well, so it's best to let it thaw out a little your self. It wasn't sockeye salmon though, and it might have been farmed or wild pink salmon I didn't ask. It was probably farmed which is disappointing. I tried one of my friends gyoza's and they were alright. There are some little appetizers served here and I tried the garlic stem with garlic which was a nice change from gomaae.

I wasn't hungry enough for a bento box but they seem to be a very good deal at around $14 each at dinner $8 at lunch.

We tried dessert here as we were influenced by the previous reviewer, we didn't end up trying the matcha cake as the waitress said it was previously frozen and I don't like green tea flavour so much. I tried one of their shaved ice desserts with syrups and ice cream on top. It was alright, for $4 I was expecting a much bigger portion (hey it's ice mainly and the shaved ice place at the Richmond Night Market gives such generous portions). If you try dessert here I recommend you go for the $8 shaved ice concoction as the table across from us had it and that dessert was huge and it would be good for sharing.

Also for the previous reviewer the reason people don't go here is because no one will trust a reviewer who's only written a couple of reviews. And also there have been a succession of failed mediocre restaurants in this location. Ki Sushi (formerly Kirin Sushi) across the street has no competition from this place they are two entirely different restaurants. Mainly because the service and getting your food at Rikka is so leisurely you need to be in the mood for a long leisurely meal. Also the reason Ki Sushi is popular is because of their low prices and consistent high quality, you always know their food is good. Also Ki Sushi only serves sockeye salmon which tastes better. Overall I found Ki Sushi's food yummier, probably because I'm used to their food.

Overall I think this place is worth a try and I will return for their amazing looking bento boxes, I do wish they tasted as good as they looked though, just don't go with too high of expectations, the prices are fairly reasonable apart from dessert pricing. Would be a good restaurant to take a date out to.

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Anatolia's Gate Restaurant7084 Kingsway, Burnaby
The freshly baked pita bread rocks! A Must Try
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

I second the other reviewers raves about the freshly baked pita bread. It's worth coming here just for that alone.

Overall, I like this place and I find that the owners are generally warm, they may seem a bit gruff when the place is busy.

My concerns about this place, is that when I went to get a donair on a Saturday, there was no meat roasting on the spits perhaps they were inbetween setting up. I found that odd though as my favorite part of a donair is the charred parts of the meat.

My prior visit to this restaurant I was drawn to all of their dips on display, and tried their appetizer platter. The dips are unique, I don't think they are freshly made each day, but with some dips the aging does improve taste. My favorite dip was the Ajuka a mix of eggplants, red peppers and nuts. For $12 for a platter I was expecting a larger size but it is enough for one person. (You only get one pita bread with it, so order extra on the side.) Their restaurant is fairly unique and a lot of their clientele seem to be people from their own culture which is a good sign.

Back to the donair so I got one and was looking forward to eating it due to the reviews. My first complaint was that the meat wasn't spiced, it tasted like just roast chicken that came from Safeway or something. My second complaint was that there wasn't that much chicken but the donair feels heavy due to all of the sauce they pack into it. But the garlic sauce wasn't evenly spread or it just sunk to the bottom of the donair as it's a bit too liquid, so the donair ended up being dry and undersauced. And I'm used to spilling a little when I eat donairs but when the sauce all started to gush out I just wasn't prepared. There was soo much wasted sauce because they roll the donair so the bottom part is open, instead of wrapping it like a burrito or putting the filling into the pita pocket to trap the sauce.

Was the donair worth it for $7? Absolutely not.

However as we live in Vancouver and are donair deprived I would still rate the donair a 7/10, and if I were in the mood for a donair I would return, just because of the freshly baked pita bread (I have to admit with the fresh warm pita bread this tips the donair to a 9/10). And I will try to rotate the donair or something so that it becomes evenly sauced.

Don't expect a donair that is spiced like shawarma chicken, this place makes it a bit different. After all it's Turkish.

Some of their other dishes look interesting and I may try a Guvech baked lamb dish next time. I have no idea if the mozzerella cheese on top of their main dishes is authentically Turkish or just a way to tie in the Pizza side of their business with the Turkish menu items, according to Google Guvech simply means a baked dish. Anyhow cheese is yummy.

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Cookies Of Course555 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Low fat Raspberry Yogurt Muffins
Submitted Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 1:33am [Dine in]

I took classes at SFU Harbour Centre and during the evening break almost half the class would troop out for a snack or coffee from here. My absolute favorite treat was the yummy low fat raspberry yogurt muffin! I really liked that it was a healthier choice as well.

I miss my student days, and I miss this kiosk, glad to see others raving about this place. It looks like prices have stayed the same as well, great deal. They usually have an evening cookie and coffee special as well.

With the new TimHo installed at Harbour Centre, I'm glad this place is still getting business as it is much better then TimHo.

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Burnaby Palace Restaurant3110 Boundary Rd, Burnaby
I LOVE this place!!! Best service, quality food!
Submitted Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

My other review seems to have fallen off, so I'll re-review this place.

It's hands down my favorite Chinese restaurant, ever. They do everything right, from asking if you'd like cutlery and plates with your take-away order if needed, to actually cooking with less oil if requested.

The service is amazing, they are confident, genuinely friendly, gracious and cheerful and very accommodating. You can customize the combo dinners with dishes of your choice. You can tell they really like being in the restaurant business, and enjoy their craft. It’s more of a relaxed happy ambiance.

Their waiting area for pick-ups has magazines (in English to boot!).

The food here is delicious, high quality, comfort food, and everything’s fresh. My favorite dish is the spicy chicken with spinach; I think it's a Mandarin dish. I've liked everything I've tried. I used to work in this area and would visit here frequently, now it’s more of a drive, but I can't wait to return!

You'd never suspect it from the outside, it looks like any other Chinese restaurant but I'm so glad I stumbled upon it. It's the little details that make a dining experience great. There are far too many over hyped packaged "designed" trendy soulless eye candy restaurants in this city that promise the sky and never ever deliver. They should take notes from this place.

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Big Olive, The13845 104 Ave, Surrey
This place is good!
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

We've been ordering take-out food from this place for a few years now, its one of those places that's been around forever. Always a solid choice. I recommend the appetizer platter as it's generous, flavourful and a nice way to sample different items. They also allow substitutions.

Their food is freshly prepared daily and especially their seafood dishes like grilled halibut are delicious. They are open for lunch.

Little touches make a meal, they always remember to pack lemon slices, and if calamari is ordered for take-out they cook it when you arrive to pick it up, so it's a wait of a few minutes, but everything is piping hot when you arrive home.

The restaurant is nicely decorated as well in the Greek style.

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Kyoto Sushi13651 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Worse then mediocre
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

I don't understand how this place gets ranked #1 they must buy the rank or bribe someone. They were one of the few Japanese places in Surrey but there are other yummier places now.

For the bento boxes, they just reheat some of the food, reheated tempura is just nasty. Even AYCE places don't do this, they cook their fried foods freshly.

The food is served at a restaurant but it's worse food quality then even food court food.

Avoid.

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Royal Oak Sushi House6514 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby
Updated review, this place isn't fresh
Submitted Sunday, August 24, 2008 - 1:51pm [Dine in]

I stopped by here on Saturday and this place is dead, wasn't busy at all.
With sushi if there isn't turnover, you won't be getting the freshest possible sushi.

Their prices are very cheap, but the location and the owners is what makes this place not worth going to. They have too much pre-prepared sushi fish slices, like mountains but they don't have that many patrons, what they should be doing is preparing less so the fish will be fresher. And thawing throughout the day as need arises.

Also this location has the worse parking set up ever, there just isn't anywhere to park, so it will be hard for patrons to access it unless you live right by it and can walk to it.

The fish didn't taste very fresh, probably as I had the spicy filling and the fish for these are chopped up and mixed with chili sauce so they thought no one will notice the fish is not very fresh.

The house roll had a dead squashed bug right on the top end of the roll on top of the california crab filling... luckily it wasn't mixed in to it.

I basically ended up throwing most of the meal out. There's no point in having such cheap sushi if it's a health risk and isn't appetizing.Even the worst AYCE place would be much better then this place. I'd rather pay more for quality food.

With Sushi Garden just minutes away, there is no point in ever visiting this place.

My favorite low-cost high turnover sushi join at the moment is Samurai Sushi, at least the fish there always tastes fresh.

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