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teddyandturtleVancouver - KingswaySince January 3, 201085 Reviews
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New Town Bakery & Restaurant148 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Apple tarts are.. flaky goodness.
Submitted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

I came by here from a recommendation of a coworker to try the coconut buns or something. Instead I tried their apple tarts (kind of odd considering it's a very Chinese bakery) but they were oh so good. I must have been lucky and gotten them super fresh. It was so flaky and buttery and warm, with the sweet apple sauce inside. My mouth just watered thinking about it again.

Anyways, there wasn't a line up luckily and I just got apple tarts. The place could definitely use a nice clean up but I will DEFINITELY be back soon.

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
Second review. Food went downhill.
Submitted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 4:01am [Dine in]

My last visit to this location was about two months ago. Today I came here with the bf and we ordered avocado rolls, chicken teriyaki and assorted tempura, dynamite roll, and spicy agedashi tofu.

The place wasn't busy, and I swear our orders came within 5 mins. Their avocado rolls have DEFINITELY shrunk big time. It's still bigger than most places.. but it's no longer the Samurai Sushi size. The Cambie location definitely has bigger portions. It wasn't made very well either, it just fell apart when I tried to pick it up, same goes for the dynamite roll. And the avocado roll just tasted really bland. Rice not seasoned well enough maybe? The tempura was just okay. The spicy agedashi tofu isn't that spicy at all.. and I have a feeling it may have been sitting there for a bit cause when it was served to us, it wasn't piping hot like it should have been if it were fresh. And remember to eat it right away or else it's gonna taste like a soggy mess. The chicken teriyaki came in a generous portion size. Not sure how that was, I'm a vegetarian. Also came with a miso soup, bf didn't complain about that..but I noticed he didn't finish it either.

Service, like I said was super quick. They constantly came back for refills and asked about food. So no problems here. They were very brief. All the food came up to about.. 21 or 23 dollars, I can't remember, but this place still has great value.

I'm hoping today was just an off day or something for them. Cause I do love Samurai's. Good luck guys, and hope your food improves.

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Uncle Fatih's Pizza1685 Broadway East, Vancouver
Deeeeelish.
Submitted Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 3:53am [Dine in]

I've been here numerous times to grab something to go. Like many of the reviews before, the service isn't that great but I've never really had a problem with it. The staff here don't smile or greet, but they get your orders quickly and the food totally makes up for it.

This place is tiny, so just assume you probably won't have a spot to sit and enjoy your pizza. It does get quite stuffy sometimes. They have a couple of seats outside too.

The pizza itself is delicious. It's probably my favourite pizza joint in all of Vancouver. The toppings are great and fresh, they don't overdo it either. The crust is never too hard or soggy from tomato sauce. It's not super greasy like some other places. I've never had a burnt slice. And the veggie slices always look so colourful! One slice kills my hunger, and two just makes me absolutely stuffed.

It's 1.75 a slice, pretty awesome. I think they have a deal for two slices and a soda too. Awesome place to get food on the go!

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La Casita101 W Cordova Street, Vancouver
Decent Mexican food.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 3:12am [Dine in]

I came here a couple months back with my boyfriend and 3 other friends of his. I remember the downstairs area being very crowded because of a UFC game. I had the vegetarian quesidillias and a whole bunch of them got tacos and burritos. We were pretty stuffed from dinner and the service was nice too, cause it wasn't busy maybe. They came back to refill waters without asking but they weren't especially attentive.

Pretty good value if I recall.. it was about 10 bucks per entree. I would go back. But seems like the place has gone kind of downhill from the reviews before me. So maybe I'll go back.

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Kimbob E Ramyun423 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Good portions.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 3:01am [Dine in]

Came here during a quick break from school and got the veggie kimbob. The manager that worked there was very friendly and the girl who made my order was very sweet. I paid about 5 bucks for my order. I like the self serve area for water and napkins since it's not a restaurant place. It's annoying to have to ask for water.

The order was big. It would be an equivalent to one and a half size order of a california roll or something. It's a bit bland probably cause it's just all veggies. Not only that but the order comes with a soup too! Was a nice surprise. Will definitely come back next time to order ramen or something!

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2001 Flavors Plus Potatoes595 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Decent pizza.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 2:57am [Dine in]

Another pizza joint, often frequented by students in the area. The slices are big, very filling. Like the crust, but I think the pizza sauce is a bit watery the last time I had it. The toppings are great, they don't overdo it and it looks fresh. Service is pretty quick.

Good place to just grab a quick bite while on the go to class or work.

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54th Ave Cafe Restaurant7088 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Convenience, not much else.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 12:40am [Dine in]

This place is much like Honolulu. The workers here are not friendly, but they're pretty efficient. I've come here quite a few times in the past couple of years, not for the food but because it's convenient and filling.

The prices are decent for the portion size they give you. it's usually no more than 13 dollars, usually below 10. The lunch combos are pretty good cause they include a drink as well. They have only about a handful of vegetarian dishes but it's not too bad. The vegetables with creamy sauce on rice is delicious. But some of their other items are just downright oily.

I recall this one time they were gonna kick out a friend of ours eating with us cause we brought outside food. We were quite upset since everyone else was ordering from the restaurant (we had about 10 people). But it's understandable so I won't hold that grudge against them.

Other than convenience, there's not much else going on for this place.

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Bob's Deli7180 Kerr Street, #130, Vancouver
Awesome samosas.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 12:34am [Dine in]

Like the title says. I came here sometimes when I was in high school and always got their samosas. The people who work their are usually pretty friendly and even help to heat up your food. The veggie samosa here is nice and big, bit more than two dollars, and tastes great! And it's not super oily too.

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Wings Restaurants & Pubs6879 Kingsway, Burnaby
Nice hangout for non-vegetarians.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 12:20am [Dine in]

I just came home from this place with my boyfriend and his car club buddies. They come to wings every other week for their wings special, and this is my first time joining them. I am a vegetarian, and it's nice that they still have some things to order for people like me.. such as nachos, fries, yam fries, salads, and stuff like that.

I assume their wings are pretty darn good if they come every other week. They have a variety of different flavours and during the night with their special, it's like 36 cents or something per wing (if you buy at least 10 of that flavour). It was very crowded on a Sunday night. Even though the place was packed (with a line up!) the service was nice, our waitress always came back to ask how the food is, refilled our waters/drinks, and came back routinely to collect our plates (even though I noticed almost all are waitresses in low cut shirts and short skirts). One of the guys even tried the famous bobby wing, hahaha (he's okay). I ordered the nachos, which is $9. It was huge, with lots of toppings, cheese, green onions, anchovies, with guacomole dip (extra), salsa, and sour creem. It's pretty good with different kinds of tortilla chips. The service was a little slow, which is understandable for such a busy place. But it is kind of cramped seating if you have a group more than 5 or 6.

Honestly, their music could be turned down a little (top 20's kind of radio music) and yeah. I like how it's dimly litted. All in all, I'm sure it would be a great hang out for meat lovers, and it's semi-vegetarian friendly too.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
This place is BS.
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 12:10am [Dine in]

I think this is the worst sushi place I've been to so far. I knew this place was crappy, but I didn't realize it would be THIS bad. Other than the look of the place (kind of, not really), everything else is just HORRIBLE.

First of all, the service was just bad. We were greeted by a waiter as soon as we walked in. No wait, not greeted, he just stared at us and told us there would be no AYCE. Not even a hi. Showed us to our table and we had to wait awhile for the tea.

The prices are too high for the crap food that they give you. We had 4 people, including myself. There was a beef teriyaki rice bowl with tempura, chicken teriyake rice bowl with tempura, gomae (spinach with peanut sauce), spicy agedashi tofu (spicy deep fried tofu), yam tempura roll, and mixed vegetable green soba.

Okay. Both the rice bowls are decently portioned but didn't taste great. The gomae was in a cube shape with sauce dumped on top. The tofu looked REALLY oily. I ordered the roll and soba. The roll.. ugh. It was so poorly made. As soon as I tried to pick it up, it just fell apart. The rice wasn't packed well enough, and who the hell puts Japanese mayo in a yam tempura roll?! My mixed vegetable soba, it was so bland. For some reason they put 2 random fish cakes on my noodles, and the "mixed veggies" were zucchini, carrots, and cabbage. It was so gross I couldn't even finish it.

The service and staff was about as great as their food. The people who worked there yelled out in Chinese to each other while working. Don't expect a Japanese person working here. We had to ask for a tea refill twice before they did it. No one smiles here, and they don't come to you unless you ask them a couple of times.

I will never come back here. If you want to throw away your money.. by all means, eat at this place.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
A smooth dinner for a party of 10 on New Years Eve.
Submitted Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

Boyfriend and I came here with a couple of friends for dinner on New Years Eve. We had no problems getting seats and the service was fine even though the restaurant was busy. Noticed a LOT of people came in to get take out though.

We were given menus and water was refilled without asking. From what I recall others ordered, their curries are okay. The skewers were good. The salad was bad. My boyfriend ordered the yellow curry with rice. I thought it was decent with a good portion size. I ordered a pad thai with a tofu substitute instead of the meat. It was pretty good, not super saucy and presented nicely. What made me only give the food three stars was that they put a cole slaw mix on the side of my dish. Who puts coleslaw on a pad thai dish? I would rather they take out that part and put more noodles in, yeesh. It looked like they took it out of the prepackaged salads. My dish was a good portion size, not to the point where I have to take some of it home. None of us bothered with appies or desserts.

Nice touches: the water had cucumber slices in it. Gave it a more refreshing taste I found.. but some people didn't like it. They should have asked and warned before doing that. The ambiance of the restaurant is nice. Dimly litted, nicely painted, great Thai decorations hanging around and statues too.

Warning: their washrooms apparently are really hot. I quote one of my friends coming back and saying, "Oh my god, it feels like a 100 degrees in there." I have no idea why.

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Bombay Restaurant, The2748 Lougheed Hwy, #205, Port Coquitlam
It was nice.
Submitted Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

I came here.. last year to meet my boyfriend's friends for the first time. I am not an expert at Indian food either.. so everything ordered and paid for was from one of his friends who is Indian.

The restaurant itself was a little dim for dinner, which was nice and it had plain colours on the walls. I don't remember too many decorations. There were lots of different kinds of curries but I didn't try them all (I'm a vegetarian). They were pretty good, but I found them a little spicy. I think my favourite must of been the flavoured naan bread, I think it was garlic flavoured. Really yummy. I remember ordering dessert.. it was two round balls in rose water. It was waaay to sweet for me to handle. But all in all, it was a nice dinner.

I don't remember exactly how much the bill came to, it was from about 150-200 cause we had 7 or 8 people.

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Tang Thai1779 Robson Street, Vancouver
Mixed feelings about the food and service.
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 2:31am [Dine in]

New Tang Thai location that just opened up at the end of Robson by Denman (right next to Sammy's Hot Wings) has gained a bit of mixed reviews for me.

I've read some of the reviews for the location on West Broadway.. they don't completely apply to this restaurant. We came in on a pretty quiet Friday afternoon at about 3.. even though the sun was shining on Vancouver there weren't THAT many customers (and this is by the tourist-y bits too, near Stanley Park). As soon as we came in, we were greeted by a waitress.. that had a baby on her lap? Okay, and we were seated.

We had to wait just to place our orders in even though the restaurant wasn't busy. Not only that, but we had a long wait even though we had just the two entrees, green veggie curry and pad thai. They served to everyone AROUND us that came in after we did! All the while waiting, the waitresses just wandered around doing nothing and talking. The baby was crawling all over the place.. and at one point crawled into the kitchen area. And one of the waitresses was wearing a very fitted black dress with the back so low that it showed her entire back bra strap. Highly unprofessional. They should just have uniforms like a black or white dress shirt with black pants.

When we finally got our food.. I noticed my curry wasn't as big as I thought it would be. I don't eat Thai food that often (Tropika, Sala Thai, etc), but I know when my portion size is small. The veggie curry had very little sauce with it (but the sauce tasted great.. what there was of it anyways) and most of the vegetables did not look fresh, and also lacked in variety. Kind of looked like frozen peas and corn to me.. some VERY SHRUNKEN tofu, and some brocolli and red peppers. That's it. With a bowl of jasmine rice. My boyfriend had their pad thai, which was really really good surprisingly, but the shrimp in it was very small.

The waitresses did constant water refills without asking. I didn't bother with ordering dessert after my experience. When I came to pay the bill, I noticed that I got charged extra for the rice. The waitress never told me there was an extra charge for it (1.65) and just gave it to me with my curry with no warning. And each entree was 11.95.

The only thing I really liked was the decor. It had lots of purple, paintings, and little ornaments. But other than that.. nothing else.

Needless to say, I probably won't be back. Better places along Denman or Robson to spend my money. Maybe I'll come back for the pad thai. Maybe.

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Momo Sushi House833 Bidwell Street, Vancouver
Great little place for a lunch break.
Submitted Wednesday, January 20, 2010 - 1:59am [Dine in]

I've come here during my breaks (sometimes after work) to grab some food, so I'll say I've come here less than 10 times probably. Started coming here since they opened, and the place is very tiny. For those of you who can't see it, it's right around the corner from Starbucks.

The service here is very friendly, but it takes a LONG time for your order sometimes. Don't expect to eat in, there are probably enough spaces for maybe about 10 people or less. The waitress, if you can call her that, is very apologetic sometimes and warns you how long you'll have to wait for your order.

The food is decent for the price you pay. It's not the best, but it's not horrible. I usually get the avocado roll and yam tempura roll cause I'm a veggie. The avocado roll in the beginning was HUGE, like it was comparable to Samurai's.. and then it got a lot smaller? The yam tempura is delicious, but can be kind of oily because of the amount of tempura they put in. But really yummy. The rice is fine, but sometimes on an off day they might not roll it tight enough so that it breaks apart when you try to pick it up. But it still tastes good.

The food is really cheap. I know for each of those rolls it's like 2.50 compared to the other places where's it's at least 3.00 or more for about half the size.

Definitely come back for food if you're on a half hour break or more.. but skip it if you only have about 15 mins.

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Book Kyung Ban Jeoum1638 Robson Street, Vancouver
It was alright. Nothing special.
Submitted Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

I came here with a bunch of coworkers for a farewell dinner, and it was pretty quiet when we went. Had somewhere about.. 15 people going and the service was decent. My coworkers drank, and had this special alcoholic drink that had yogurt in it? They seemed to like it a lot.

The service here is decent, despite the fact we had lots of people. One problem we had was that most of the people who work there don't actually speak English or had a hard time understanding what we wanted. We ended up writing all our orders down on a sheet and giving it to them, so that was fine. We never had to ask them to do refills, and they would routinely come by to see if we needed any more drinks. They were brief but friendly.

The food here is okay. A coworker of mine who's from Tazmania ordered the black bean noodle which he found way too spicy- of course I have no idea if that's his problem cause he's not used to hot food. Another coworker from France had a hard time eating his fried rice dish cause it was also too hot (don't think French people really eat spicy food either though). I had a dish with just cooked veggies on rice, and my boyfriend had something similar but with seafood on his. Both were just okay, nothing special. Dunno if it was just me, but I had to drink a lot of water while eating my dinner. The portion size is decent, but according to my bf (who's Korean), lots of other places give you bigger portions than this place does, so I'm not sure. The price was from about 9-15 dollars for an entree. No one bothered to get dessert.

Overall look of the restaurant is kind of sleek and clean. No fancy decorations or anything. They also have rooms for karaoke if that's what you're looking for. And they do play Korean music.

I wouldn't say my experience here is awful, but it's not the best either. I wouldn't mind going back, but I wouldn't recommend it either.

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Pasta Polo2754 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
It was okay.
Submitted Monday, January 18, 2010 - 3:07am [Dine in]

Went here with my boyfriend for a late lunch/early dinner at about 4pm. It was almost empty, except for one other table, it picked up a bit a little later into our meal.

I like the atmosphere and the mood of this place. It's clean and relaxing, nice decorations. We were greeted as soon as we got in and was settled at a booth. The service was nice and the waiter came back to ask about our food and refilled our water without asking. Unfortunately we couldn't order from the lunch menu (it stops at 4, right when we were about to place our orders) so we chose from the dinner menu. We just got entrees, no appetizers or desserts.

I forgot what my boyfriend had..something with chicken on pasta. I had the eggplant one on pasta. It was okay, I liked the cheese topping on the eggplant a lot, but the actual eggplant kind of left an odd bitter taste in my mouth. The actual pasta was decent, but the tomato sauce that they used was kind of sour for me but still edible.

Overall, the value was okay and they give you a decent portioned meal. But I wouldn't come back for their pasta, it was only okay and plus I live in East Vancouver. My current favourite pasta joint would be the Well on Main (next to Bo Kong), fabulous food and decent prices.

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Mui Garden Restaurant5797 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
That curry is AMAZING.
Submitted Monday, January 18, 2010 - 2:05am [Dine in]

Mui Garden is where my entire family goes often, with family friends too of course. It's not a place to bring your date and dazzle him/her with their amazing service and ambiance and whatnot. It's a Malaysian/Chinese food place.

The restaurant overall is moderately clean. The prices are pretty good, it's not super expensive. Because we come here often to eat in and do take outs, we know the waitresses pretty well so the service is great. They're very friendly with us and come back often to do refills and such. The orders come promptly and usually end with a free dessert- something along the lines of red bean soup or this sweet potato sort of soup.

Food here is absolutely delicious. Before I turned vegetarian, I often ate here and tried some of their items. I am in love with their curry. It's sooo good. With their special rice, which already has a flavouring. The curry sauce itself is really good when it's mixed with plain rice. The beef brisket can be a tad bit fatty sometimes though. There's always potatoes in there as well. But it's really yummy- and no it's not an authentic Indian curry at all, so don't complain about that. The hainanese chicken (it's free range I think) is really great too, with either the usual ginger dip or a semi-spicy dip and roasted peanuts. Their skewers are a must, I think the favourite would probably be the chicken one and not the beef. It comes with cucumbers, pineapples, and this dip (unsure what it is, don't usually use it). The stir fried peas (forgot what it's called) are super yummy but a bit oily. It's a little spicy but it's not soggy with oil, very crunchy. But yeah, I love their food so much.

Honestly, you'll have to try for yourself. But if you come here, YOU HAVE TO TRY THE CURRY!

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Well Restaurant, The3048 Main St, Vancouver
Wow. Worth every penny I paid.
Submitted Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 11:39pm [Dine in]

Okay, so I just went to the Well for a really late lunch/dinner today at about 5. I was a little unsure even after reading the other reviews cause it's a Saturday night and there were only a few people inside. But, thank god I sat down and ordered food. I went with two other friends.

We had their eggplant appetizer. It looks kind of small but is actually pretty filling for an appetizer. It has eggplant, zucchini, red onions, and spinach with a mix of tomato sauce and melted cheese on top. It was absolutely delicious (thanks for the recommendation in the earlier review!). For entree, we ordered a seafood pasta (my friend) which had a creamy alfredo sauce on top of penne and shrimp, salmon, and mushrooms. The sauce was so rich and creamy, but the mushrooms were the best. She said the shrimp was a tad overcooked and didn't like the fact that the skins were on. But I tried the penne, so yummy. I had a primavera pasta (a slight mix up with my order, I wanted the sandwich but the pasta seemed even better) with these really wide noodles (they were perfectly cooked! and great texture)with a tomato sauce (not sour at all) with sliced eggplant and zucchini with flat bread. Yum yum yum. And for dessert, the cheesecake, which isn't bad but I think the consistency of the actual cheesecake part could be better, the texture could be more smooth. We also ordered a creme brulee, which was absolutely amazing. The top thin layer of hard caramel and the super creamy inside..mmmMmMm. Anyways food was absolutely amazing, the portion size for the pastas are pretty big (couldn't finish).

The prices are fairly low too and are great value! I split my appetizer and dessert with my friend and paid 25 dollars with tips. So worth it. I didn't order any drinks though.

The service was great, the food came out a little slowly though. The waiter there was super friendly and very good about refilling our waters and asking how we liked our food.

Overall look of this restaurant is very clean, kind of fancy looking. It looks much like fine dining but is a bit small.

Absolutely recommended. Amazing food, great price, great smile, and great atmosphere. What more to ask for? My only problem with this place is that if you go to the washroom, there's a weird painting on the ground where if you sit on the toilet, the girl is staring at you, and the other girl in the picture is staring at the other girl's chest. And I just wish this place were bigger so I could have my birthday party here! Love this place!

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Top Gun Hot Pot4500 Kingsway, #2228, Burnaby
Grouchy workers.
Submitted Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 4:05am [Dine in]

Came here for late night hot pot with a bunch of my friends once. We had about 15 people or so, and I definitely do not recommend it.

Though the sauces and soup bases are definitely a plus, the orders came very slowly. The food wasn't bad and there were choices even for a vegetarian. The meat seemed to look pretty fresh.

The service here is bad. All the workers there are grouchy, unwelcoming, and you need to find your waiter/waitress and call them over to order more things. The waitress we had kept giving us bad looks. They also constantly rushed us to pay.

It was pretty overpriced at about 27 dollars per person, especially with service like that. Will not come back.

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Pittsburg4500 Kingsway, #1687, Burnaby
Blech.
Submitted Saturday, January 16, 2010 - 3:48am [Dine in]

Honestly, don't bother coming here. It's your usual Hong Kong style cafe with just barely mediocre service. It's overpriced and the food isn't good. I remember ordering a fried rice item from here.. it was just okay. Plus they added dried shredded pork on top of it.. which made it taste really weird. Nothing special at all, nothing new on the menu from 54th Ave restaurant or Honolulu (maybe Pittsburg has fewer items). But yeah, don't waste your time here.

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