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the_wongerBurnabySince December 5, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Fish On Rice4361 Kingsway, #201, Burnaby
This place blows
Submitted Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

I've been to Fish On Rice a few times. The most recent visit was on a Friday afternoon with a friend. I ended up having to pay 17 dollars for AYCE. The reason I say that is the manager insisted on making me pay more than I should on the tip. I left feeling ripped off. For that amount of money, you can get a better deal at Sushi Garden a few blocks away. My experience at Fish On Rice was disappointing to say the least. It was clear to me that the food was not fresh. The sushi tasted like they had been sitting out in the back for awhile. The sashimi and tuna were sub-par. Also, I noticed that they made the proportions really small now. I guess they are afraid of customers wasting their food. Also of note is that this restaurant is owned and operated by Cantonese people. This observation didn't take away from my experience; I am just pointing this out for those who want authentic Japanese. Either way, I don't think I would be returning to this place anytime soon. Not-so-fresh food, non-existence service, and annoying management? Yeah, I think I will pass.

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Hop & Vine Pub1601 Burnwood Drive, Burnaby
Good Deal
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2008 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

Me and my friends frequent the place often, because it is within walking distance from most of our homes. We go to the Hop because it's close to home, but it isn't a bad place to hang out. The food is unspectacular and cheap. The quality is just typical of bar food. The place has a couple of decent sized HD TVs as well as a few tube TVs to watch the game on. The place also has a pool table which was once free to play on. The price of beer is average, but its cheaper to buy them next door at its liquor store. The service is what it is. It's been decent the many times I have been there. The one thing I like is you don't wait very long for your food after ordering. Also, nobody cares if you get rowdy there. We haven't got kicked out yet.

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Cambie, The300 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Affordable beer
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2008 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

I've been there a couple of times. The food and drinks are pretty cheap on the whole, plus if you're a post-secondary student you get some good deals. In the Cambie, you pay when ordering. I don't believe they charge you for tips. On the downside, the Cambie is a very old building and is showing its age both inside and outside. At the Cambie, you are seated on a wooden park bench, which made uncomfortable. There are a couple of old, small tube TVs to watch the game, so they can benefit from getting new and more TVs. The Cambie also doubles as a hotel and even has its own store that sell Cambie branded clothing. The location of the Cambie is in a shady location downtown. A lot of sketchy people loiter in and around the place, especially at night. If you want to give the Cambie a try, do it during broad daylight. Overall, the Cambie is very affordable and provides great value, but beware of your surroundings at all times because you just might get attacked.

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Sammy J's Grill & Bar1075 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam
run-of-the-mill bar and grill
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2008 - 12:52pm [Dine in]

First off, Sammy J. Peppers is known more for their scantily-clad waitresses than for its food. I have been dragged to this place a few times. It is unfortunate as their are much better options. The food at SJP is average at best. The burgers I have had there are not exactly the best, especially for the money I pay for. You are better off eating fast food. This place was rip-off as I was hungry a couple hours later. I expect to be full if I spend 20 dollars. The proportions weren't exactly big compared to other bar and grills. The service was absolutely brutal. Yes, the waitresses are attractive, but they are more concerned about their looks and being 'hot' than with serving the customer. On a few occasions, it took us awhile to get service. For the most part, the waitresses were unapproachable and sometimes even stuck-up. The atmosphere was ok, but I was too disappointed to really care what the atmosphere was like. So, in short, Sammy J. Peppers is an average bar and grill at best. I would take it one step further and call it sub-par. There are definitely better bar and grills out there. The pretty waitresses there cannot mask the below-average to average food there. After all, it's really about food, unless you like ogling girls, but that's another story for another time.

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Uncle Willy's Restaurants6411 Nelson Ave, #100, Burnaby
For budget-conscious people
Submitted Friday, December 5, 2008 - 2:24am [Dine in]

Uncle Willy's has been around for eternity. I went to UW a lot as child in the mid-90s when I was living in the Metrodown. Just recently, I rediscovered the magic that is Uncle Willy's after a decade of not being there. UW is a buffet and I always make sure I get my money's worth there. As a university student on a really tight budget, I recommend UW because it gives you the most bang for your buck. Uncle Willy's has great variety in their food. The range of food is covered really well. The soft drinks they serve are all generic, but all soft drinks taste the same for me. If you love eating meat, Uncle Willy's is the place to be as it has baked ham, rotisserie chicken, and roast beef (only for dinners though).

The service is really courteous. It is also quick and effective as they took my finished plate almost immediately after I left to get more food. Tables were clean although they were given quick wipes.

As for the ambience, the lighting inside UW leaves a lot to be desired. The place is rather dim, which has been like that since I first went there. The place is showing its age as it hasn't been renovated since it first opened.

Uncle Willy's is a great place to meet up with friends and converse with each other. You get great value for what you pay for ($13 for dinner or $10 for lunch). It is a great place for poor, hungry students to have a great, big feast all the while minimizing the hit to their wallets. It's variety and selection of foods are unmatched. It is a meat lover's heaven - you can have all ham, chicken, and beef you can handle. Uncle Willy's is the place to be if you want to lessen the blow to your bank account during these tough economic times. Give this place a chance as you won't regret going there. This place is a cheap restaurant for cheap people, and this suits me just fine. It's better, cheaper, and faster than fast food and bar food. People who rag on this place should lower their unrealistic expectations. This is isn't food for the elite, it is food for all a classes. I went to this place once and got hooked. UW is like a drug, you can't help but keep coming back for more. I'm proud to say I'm addicted to Uncle Willy's.

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