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teemsumvancouverSince June 12, 200627 Reviews
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Sixth Street Grill, The413 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Small portions for Specials ?
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

DH & I came here on Saturday night shortly after 6 pm.

The place was packed.

Luckily we got a table without waiting.

Spaghetti was on special for $ 6.95 so we both ordered it.

DH had the clam chowder which he said was good & I had an iceberg lettuce salad.

When the spaghetti arrived, the portion was noticeably smaller than before.

The garlic bread was previously soaking with butter but now you could see that they had just spread the butter on it lightly. It was still a good thick cut of bread.

Dessert was rice pudding or jello.

We both ordered the jello which turned out to be blue jello.

When you first enter the restaurant, there is a table with menus + newspapers & a sign listing the daily specials + the prices.

However, what they also need is a sign 'Please Seat Yourself'.

Newcomers will enter & stand there waiting for someone to seat them.

Puzzling thing is why the servers just walk around them, don't even tell them to seat themselves + ignore them.

I saw one guy come in, stand around for a few minutes...the server walked around him, didn't say anything to him & he left.

The 2 servers tonight were friendly & efficient.

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Hub Restaurant800 Carnarvon Street, #344, New Westminster
Slow Brunch
Submitted Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

Was here for brunch with DH.
We arrived shortly after 12 pm.
Restaurant was half-full.
Server took our order at 12:15 pm.
Waited almost 45 minutes for a breakfast burrito & a huevos rancheros.
It comes with a skewer with one chunk each of a strawberry, a cantaloupe & a honeydew & a small cup of diced roasted potatoes.
At least the music wasn't that loud.

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IPOH Asian House2128 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
New Gem
Submitted Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

DH & I went here today expecting Fung Sing but found IPOH which opened in late April.

I liked that they have different vegetarian dishes from other places: 9 items

DH had the seafood pineapple rice which I tasted.

It had scallops, squid, shrimp, pineapple, raisins in a yellow curry with coconut flavour.

I had the Mee Goreng. It was a bit spicy. I didn't like the egg noodles which were kinda chewy.

DH had the HK style milk tea. He said it was quite good.

I had the Cold Lemon Tea. Cold drinks are an additonal $0.50

It came with 4 slices of lemon. I liked that it was unsweetened.

Usually my lips feel quite dry after the MSG but they were only slightly dry after eating here.

We would come here again.

The girl with the long hair is quite friendly. Thanked us for coming & said 'see you again'.

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ABC HK Cafe4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 2972, Richmond
Value for the Money
Submitted Saturday, February 1, 2014 - 11:37pm [Dine in]

We came here for dinner on a saturday night.

They only had set menus & some chinese dishes.

I had the $ 16.95 Pattaya chicken which was served on a sizzling plate.
Two huge chicken pieces served with vegetables + choice of spaghetti, rice, french fries, or onion rings.
Also choice of soup: cream of mushroom, onion, borscht. with puff pastry.
Choice of sauce: mushroom, garlic, onion or cream
Choice of hot drinks
Dessert is Japanese cheesecake

The chicken was very meaty.
I had the borscht & there was big chunks of celery & carrots.
The mushroom sauce as fine, not salty.
The cheesecake was very tiny.
The ovaltine was good.

DH had the $ 15.95 rib-eye with baked potato topped with sour cream & bacon bits but no chives.
He had the cream soup. Said it wasn't watered down like other places.
His steak was very meaty & good.
He ordered HK tea & said it was good.

We would come here again.

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Sip Resto Lounge1117 Granville Street, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

The name of the restaurant sounded glamourous but it's actually a very tiny place...def need ressies.
My friend said that all menu items are infused with alcohol...didn't see that in the menu.

Our server was Kathy. We ordered water for our beverage.
Appetizers: Winter Soup, Tuna Sushi or Meatballs
Entree: Mushrooms, Lobster & Prawn Fettucine, or Lamb Tacos
Dessert: Panna Cotta or Flourless Chocolate Cake

DH ordered Winter Soup, Fettucine & Chocolate Cake.
I had the same except instead of the soup, I had the meatballs.

DH said the soup was good but very spicy.
There were 3 meatballs in a tomato sauce, also quite spicy.

Kathy came by & asked 'are you ok with just the waters ?'

I think at this point, she could have clued in that since we didn't order alcohol; she could've asked 'would you like some non-alcholic drinks ?...we have ( & then list some ) ( as the drink menu only had alcoholic drinks ).

The fettucine was nice in that it wasn't served with a cream sauce. It was 3 prawns & a finger-length piece of lobster. It had chili flakes in it...man, my mouth was on fire !

The chocolate cake was a sliver, not a whole piece.

After Kathy cleared our dessert plates, she asked "would you like some tea ?" ( shouldn't she have asked us when she was clearing our dinner plates ?) I would've liked to drink tea WITH my dessert.

I thought the food was fine not salty...kinda like clean cuisine.
But the portions were tiny...don't know if it's like that on their regular menu.

DH liked the dinner we had at Cannibal Cafe last week better. It was also $ 18.00

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Cannibal Cafe, The1818 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

Came here for DOV $ 18 menu.

Appetizer: Cannibal Tomato Soup, Salmon Cakes or Poutine
Entree: Classic Burger, Lamb Burger or Portobello Mushrooms stuffed with 2 cheeses
Dessert: Ice cream sandwiched in a hot donut or Fundae Sundae

DH had the Poutine which he enjoyed.
I had the Salmon Cakes which was 2 cakes. Didn't look like much but it was real chunks of salmon.

DH had the Classic Burger which is two 3 oz beef patties & I had the Lamb burger with goat cheese.
Burgers are served all alone on a plate with dill pickle spear.

DH had the ice cream donut. He really enjoyed the donut.
I had the sundae with lots of whipped cream & waffle cone pieces.

FYI, the lights dim at 6 pm & the music gets louder.

Service is friendly & cheerful.

The restaurant looks small if you peer in the window but it's actually quite long & there's another section in the back.

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Ascot, The420 West Pender, Vancouver
Office Lunch
Submitted Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

We had an office lunch here today.

It was quite busy with 2 other large groups.

There was only 1 waitress, the owner + the bartender.

There is no ventilation, they had to keep the front door open.

There is no ice for your water.

The daily sandwich specials come with soup or salad for $ 10.00

I had a burger with greens and a potato salad.

The beef was good, greens had a bit of balsamic vinegar and potato salad with dill instead of green onion.

Food was tasty, not salty.

We ordered at 12:15 pm and were out by 1:00 pm.

The Smoked Duck was a small piece that is served on its own, nothing else.

My colleague was still hungry after eating it.

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Ho Fung Chinese Restaurant724 6th Street, New Westminster
We'll be back
Submitted Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

DH & I went here for dinner on Saturday.

There was a large table of 12 people + 1 table of 2 already seated.

We sat down + the owner came over.

She recognized us as patrons of her previous establishment 'Pho Chung Nam' which is on 6th street + 6th avenue.

She sold that place + opened this one.

We had the Shanghai Noodles + Boneless Deep-fried pork.

The portions were good and we had to pack up most of it.

They also have gluten-free and vegetarian dishes.

We liked that the food wasn't salty or overly greasy.

Since they open 7 days a week, we'll be coming here for dinners on Statuatory Holidays.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
New Executive Chef a Palate Pleaser
Submitted Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

They got a new Executive Chef in April and he's re-vamped the menus.

The buffet with dessert is only at lunchtime now.

The summer promo is a 2 course dinner for $ 25 or a 3 course dinner for $ 30.

My DH & I had the 3 course dinner.

DH had Ahi Tuna, Salmon and Valhrona Chocolate Cake.

I had Gnocchi, Braised Lamb Shin with Sheep Cheese Polenta and a Bing Cherry Crumble with Sour Cream Ice Cream.

Both starters were very good.

DH said the salmon was good but the salmon skin was very salty.

They served the lamb in a shallow bowl. It should've been served on a plate so I could cut it easier.

Also, the polenta made a soupy messy and it was difficult to cut the meat from the bone without splattering it everywhere.

The Bing Cherry Crumble had about 12 whole pitted cherries in it.

It was really good.

We'll definitely be back.

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Tipper Restaurant & Review Room, The2066 Kingsway, Vancouver
1st Timer with a Courier Coupon
Submitted Sunday, July 28, 2013 - 3:03pm [Dine in]

My DH & I dined here on Saturday for dinner after seeing a coupon in the Courier newspaper + checking the reviews.

DH had the Wild Salmon burger with a cup of Seafood Chowder for $ 0.99 and I had the Steak Sandwich with fries and an iced tea.

The Salmon burger was good and a little spicy..prob from the paprika or cayenne pepper on the salmon.
The Seafood Chowder had too much pepper in it but loads of seafood.

I ordered the Steak Sandwich medium well and it was a little chewy...prob shoulda had it just medium.

The fries were good but lightly salted...woulda liked to salt them myself.

The iced tea was pre-sweetened...a little too sweet for my taste.

At the other 2 tables near us, the server asked them if they wanted dessert.

Our server didn't ask us, just brought the bill.

It was ok...don't know if we'll be back.

They're not fancy but they use fresh ingredients, buying locally.

They also prefer that you pay with cash or debit so they don't have to pay the merchant fee.

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Bluember Grillhouse5411 Kingsway, Burnaby
Coupon Dinner
Submitted Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

This is next to the Best Western motor inn, 1 block east of Kingsway + Royal Oak.

We clipped a coupon from the local paper. $ 5.99 for a classic burger, $ 12.99 for baby back ribs

They have a simple menu:

Classic Burgers starting at $ 10.99
Specialty Burgers starting at 12.99 ( vegetarian burger for $ 10.95 )
Pasta starting from 14.99 ( vegetarian fettucine for $ 13.49 )
Entrees starting from 13.95 ( chicken, fish or ribs )

I had the Classic Burger which included tomato, lettuce, red onion and a slice of cheese served with crispy fries and sweet ketchup.

DH had the baby back ribs served with half a slice of garlic toast, carrot coins, cauliflower, broccoli and mashed potatoes with a dark brown gravy.

The food was very tasty.

They only have Orange Pekoe tea at the moment $ 2.59

Starting January 14, 2013; they have a special offer of only $ 10.00 for any item.

Some iterms will be a better deal than others.

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Lin's Kitchen418 Sixth Street, 110, New Westminster
Cheap Food to Stuff your Stomach
Submitted Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

This place opened 2 weeks ago ( used to be Milli's Pita Pizza ).

We went in and there was only 2 tables of SWMs.

It is chinese take-out food.

Their Grand Opening Special is 2 items w/rice for $ 4.99 when you buy a soft drink or soup.

I wanted chicken w/cashew + broccoli but they didn't have the chicken dish so they gave me 4 fried chicken wings instead.

My DH ordered eggplant + some chicken stew dish.

He thought that the Richmond Public Market gives you larger portions for less money.

They use disposable dishes + cutlery.

The tines on the plastic fork can't even stab the broccoli.

This is the place for you if you just want cheap food to stuff your stomach.

* Chinese restaurant owners in New West should know that the non-Asians are very sophisticated...they know how to use chopsticks. We don't go to places with forks on the table.

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Cattle Cafe4883 Kingsway, Unit B, Burnaby
3rd time was no charm
Submitted Sunday, April 8, 2012 - 8:49am [Dine in]

This was our 3rd visit.

We were waved to a table.

There was a server there I hadn't seen before. Either she was new or indifferent.
She looked over at us several times. Could she not see that we didn't have any menus ?
Finally, I flagged down one of the regular guys for a menu.

After we decided what to order, we closed our menus and placed them in a pile on the middle of the table ( this usually means that the customer is ready to order ). Again the girl looked at us several times without bothering to come to our table. Finally, I made eye contact with her. She comes over & says 'are you ready to order ?" 'Yes." "Well, why didn't you call me ?" ( huh ? is she serious ). Turns out her name is Crystal and the rest of the meal went downhill from there.

I ordered the Baked Pork Chop with Rice and hot soy milk.
DH ordered the Curry Fish on Rice.
However, she wrote it down as Curry Pork Chop on Rice and that's what he got.

DH said it just tasted like they threw some pork chop into the curry sauce.

My dish wasn't as good as the 1st time I had it.
The tomato sauce was a bit salty this time, the pork chop didn't taste fresh, there were less mushrooms & onions.

Now, for the drinks. After we finished our meal, our drinks still hadn't come. We waited 5 mins, flagged down Crystal for the drinks. Then we waited another 10-15mins. And here's the burn: another table that was seated after us got their drinks before us! We waited another 5 mins, then DH went to the counter to enquire & said 'they just realized they haven't fulfilled our drink order'. When the drinks came, my DHs hot milk tea was hot but my hot soy milk was just lukewarm.

We paid the bill and left no tip.

The regular guy was there ( he wears glasses and is very efficient ). I noticed he didn't appear to be his usual self. He was banging dishes around. Maybe he didn't like working with his sucky, inefficient colleague.

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Brioche401 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Great Find
Submitted Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 1:53pm [Dine in]

I had $ 50 to spend on dinner and wanted to try something different.

Groupon had a coupon for this place on Friday, so I checked out their website.

Prices are only available on their website, btw.

Got there on Saturday at about 5 pm.

Mains are about $ 15.95 and include pasta/salad.

DH ordered a lamb shank with pasta and I had lobster ravioli with rose sauce.

You order at the counter and pay at the same time.

They bring the food to your table.

Portions are good and filling.

We were very full and desserts looked huge, so we'll come another time just for the dessert.

They have a tip jar at the counter. We threw in a toonie.

Nice not to have to tip 15%.

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Okonomi Sushi26 4th Street, Unit A, New Westminster
Monday night special
Submitted Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 8:40pm [Dine in]

This used to be the Orange Room.

They have 30% off a daily special, usually 2 items.

Tonight it was Okonomiyaki with Tempura & Vancouver roll.

For the Okonomiyaki, you could have it with seafood ( shrimp, mussels, squid ), meat and/or veggies.

This also included Steamed Egg soup/Suomono salad, tempura and for dessert: ice cream or banana tempura.

The Vancouver roll was served hot with a deep-fried prawn inside with mayonnaise.

The decor is very nice and the service is prompt.

We would come here again.

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Inn Noodle House892 Carnarvon Street, #100, New Westminster
Confusing with 2 names
Submitted Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

This restaurant opened on April 13, 2011.

I don't know why they gave the restaurant 2 names. Wouldn't the city let them keep the old name ?

Calling it the Inn Noodle House is misleading because noodles are a very small part of the menu.

They set up the tables like a noodle house but it's more like a family-style chinese restaurant.

The owner was there with 2 servers.

We had the petite server. This appeared to be her first gig as a waitress.

Instead of asking 'would you like some tea', she asked 'do you want to drink tea'

When we placed our order, we wanted steamed white rice & asked her how they serve it 'in a bowl ?', no, in a cup (huh) what she meant was a rice bowl not a western style soup bowl.

When she brought our food, she didn't supply the serving spoon.

Neither did she refill our teapot even though we had the lid out of it.

The serving dishes are pretty but they should actually use smaller plates because it appears that you're not getting much food.

Anyhow, someone at the next table was eating soup noodles & it looked good.

So, we'll come back & try that next time.

They also offer take-out & free delivery with a minimum $ 15 order.

It is right outside new west station, so if you miss your bus & have a long wait; go in & have a bit.

Or pick up a take-out menu & place your order from the skytrain.

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Zephyr Teahouse Cafe7911 Alderbridge Way, #100, Richmond
Not Quite Full
Submitted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

My DH & I came here last Saturday after visiting the Izumiya supermarket next door.

I had the popcorn chicken on rice. It only came with one side dish & a bowl of rice.

The rice was very fluffy, but I didn't full after my meal.

My DH had the Thai Curry Chicken which he said was quite good.

The interior is this neon green colour, kind of institutional.

The service was quick...though I can't understand why the servers don't know to bring the bill when they've cleared your plates & you don't want anymore tea.

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One Cafe, The6091 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Thanksgiving Dinner $ 18.95
Submitted Monday, October 11, 2010 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

This was our 2nd visit.

We wanted to try the 3 course dinner for $ 18.95

I ordered Caesar Salad, Rack of Lamb with Seafood, Banana Split & a hot Ovaltine.

My DH ordered Caesar Salad, Rib Eye steak with Lobster Tail, Banana Crepes & a hot Hong Kong style coffee.

The Caesar Salad wasn't authentic. It had bacon bits & cheddar cheese.

My DH was disappointed in the lobster tail. He said it was very small. He even dug into the tail to scrape out any last bits of meat.

I enjoyed the Rack of Lamb. It didn't have that lamby taste. It also came 2 pieces each of imitation crab meat, fish filet, mussels, bay scallops & shrimp.

You also have a choice of rice, spaghetti or vegetables.

The vegetables are sliced carrots, celery and napa cabbage.

It also comes with frozen carrots & corn & 1 broccoli spear.

For beverages, you could have coffee, tea or a special drink. But when we asked about the special drink, they said it was a typo ( well, why not tape over it then ? )

The banana crepe was filled with whipped cream & sliced bananas, drizzled with chocolate sauce.

The banana split was one scoop each of vanilla & chocolate ice cream, 2 long slices of banana, & whipped cream. I think banana split usually has 3 scoops of ice cream.

Next time, we'll try their Noodle combos.

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One Cafe, The6091 No. 3 Road, Richmond
A Pleasant Surprise
Submitted Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 9:11am [Dine in]

I read about this restaurant on chowtimes & since I was in the area, decided to give it a try.

They've only been open for 3 months.

The decor is like a fine restaurant with wood flooring.

The servers are friendly & courteous ( don't usually get that in a HK-style cafe )

I ordered the Baked Honey Garlic chicken spaghetti. $ 7.95 My DH ordered the Baked Spaghetti Bolognaise $ 6.95.

Unfortunately, when my order came, it was covered in a cream sauce & cheese & the chicken was super salty. I couldn't eat it & traded it with my DH.

His bolognaise spaghetti didn't have enough sauce & it was dry in some places.

For drinks, we ordered a HK style tea & a hot Horlicks. DH liked the tea, said it wasn't bitter. My Horlicks was good even without adding sugar.

At another table, I saw a woman having an ice cream dessert, it looked really good, presentation was very attractive.

They also have a 3 course dinner with several options for each course for only $ 18.99

I think we'll come back next time to try that.
They were both good.

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Moxie's Classic Grill180 West Georgia, Vancouver
Tries to be Upscale Casual
Submitted Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 9:12pm [Dine in]

We had a $ 50 gift card so decided to dine here after a movie at Tinseltown.

The bar/lounge area is on the street level, very dark. The restaurant & patio are upstairs.
The place was packed. I think everyone was heading to 'The Lion King' afterwards.
We got a table on the patio immediately without waiting.
Our server was Tina. She was very attentive.

When I looked on their website a few days ago, you could read the menu, but no prices.
I had a coke, DH had a hot tea ( both $ 2.89). The hot water was boiling hot & the teapot is metal & it was very hard to lift the lid without burning your fingers. DH had to use the tea packet to open the lid and sweet potato fries $ 8. We waited a long time before the fries came. It was a small portion but tasty. Other patrons around us were having cocktails (which looked really good) and share plates.Then we waited a long time before the entrees came. I had a citrus chicken salad $ 15 which a diced tomatoes, diced dates, edame beans, fried vermicelli noodles & grilled chicken on a bed of arugula. There was a lot of arugula & that was the only salad green. It didn't look too appealing as it wasn't very colourful. There were about 4-5 pieces of chicken. I think there was too much salad dressing because when I ate the arugula, it stabbed my throat & stuck there; felt like a fish bone in my throat. So I ate all the salad ingredients but left the arugula on the plate. My DH had a lemon-pepper halibut $ 25. When it came, the spinach was stuck to the bottom of the bowl & the fish was kinda flaky. Isn't halibut supposed to be a firm fish ? For dessert, we shared a chocolate espresso mousse. It came with 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream. The dessert was good.
The server noticed I didn't eat the salad green. I explained the situation & they removed it from the bill.

Our bill came to $ 51 including the HST.

I think Moxies is trying to be an upscale casual restaurant like The Boathouse, Joey's or Milestones but doesn't quite do it.

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