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sweetpeaNorth VancouverSince July 2, 20083 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Sushi Bella152 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Disappointing, would not return
Submitted Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

We've had take out from Sushi Bella and weren't particularly impressed with the quality, but thought we'd give dining in a shot. I'm always willing to give a place more than one try. Sadly, I won't be returning to this restaurant, or recommending it to anyone. The food quality was poor. For example the tempura vegetable pieces were very, very large and not cooked completely. We had several pieces that still had sections of raw batter.The sushi pieces just didn't taste as good as ones we've had other places - maybe the rice wasn't prepared correctly. We were there a bit later so it wasn't super busy, but the service was poor as well. We sat on the patio (which was a nice atmosphere) and our server brought us dishes, cups, napkins and chopsticks. Except when she brought them, she just put piled everything in the centre of the table (ie, she couldn't be bothered to actually set the table for us). We were offered tea once, which we took (it was good), but no one ever came back to see if we wanted more.
If you want good quality sushi don't go here. Go to Waruku (formerly Honjins) around the corner on Lonsdale between 1st and 2nd. They may not have a patio, but their food is top notch and the service is great.

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Szechuan Chongqing Seafood1668 West Broadway, #205, Vancouver
Pushy staff ruined our lunch
Submitted Saturday, January 1, 2011 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

We have been going to Szechuan Chongqing for group dim sum lunches for a number of years. The prices have typically been reasonable for decent quality food, leading us to return again and again. However, we left very disappointed yesterday afternoon. While I recognize their $2.95/dim sum item is a great deal and staff are likely instructed to try and upsell customers other more expensive items as well, the pushiness of the staff made our meal very unpleasant. Some quick examples that come to mind include having to repeat myself 3 times to ensure them I really do only want the small gai lan (not the large), continuing to ask us if we want more crab when we have not finished the dish on the table (they didn't do this for the other cheaper items we had), and finally the extreme pushiness for us to order their fresh steamed prawns with special sauce. We agreed to a pound of the prawns and then came the push for us to get 2 lbs! (note: I wouldn't bother with these - they were ok, but not worth the $22/lb they charged). Every time we asked for items from the carts passing by the servers would repeatedly ask us if we also wanted X other items and when we said no, often our negative response would be met with "are you sure?".

In summary, I will not be returning here. It's too bad, because picking items right off the carts is fun and their $2.95 dim sum items are good value. However, the pushiness of the staff negatively impacted what was supposed to be an enjoyable afternoon with friends and I left feeling quite disappointed. There are plenty of other dim sum places in Vancouver with similar quality/prices, but better service.

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Honjin Sushi140 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Best sushi around!
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

When my boyfriend and I first started dating 4 years ago we would go to a different sushi place every week in search of the best sushi in Vancouver and the surrounding area. After about 8 months we stopped looking as we knew we found it at Honjin's. The food is consistently fantastic - it's always fresh and made with high quality ingredients. The servers are friendly and attentive and we are always greeted with a smile. Some of our favourites include the wild sockeye nigiri, the california roll (made with real crab) and the ika karage. Oh, and the sushi shooter is an absolute must!

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