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theroydKitsilanoSince December 2, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Paul's Restaurant4621 Hastings St, Burnaby
Classic hole-in-the-wall gem
Submitted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

This place is a North Burnaby institution. A classic "Chinese and Canadian Food" eatery. Ambiance is non-existent, but who cares. Don't come if you want to feel like you're in a "fusion" restaurant in Yaletown with the word "urban" in the name, come if you want excellent Chinese food at ludicrously low prices. The value is so good that I'd be very hard pressed to cook a comparable meal from scratch for the price they charge. Their "Canadian" food is also superb - Paul's Super Deluxe Burger is one of the best burgers I've had - thick homemade patty with fried onions and melted Swiss served with fries for under $6. The overhead is probably low since the same signage and decor has been up since the Ming Dynasty. During the cold snap recently their heating system broke but they stayed open and kept working, it was freezing but the food was still great and the Chinese family at the big round table seemed to be having a great time nonetheless, its just that kind of place. The Hastings strip will lose some of its character when this place finally closes down.

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Roast Bistro Cafe & Grill22456 Lougheed Hwy, #102, Maple Ridge
Excellent experience
Submitted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

My colleagues (over 65 of us) took over most of this place for a Christmas turkey lunch/dinner which turned out to be superb - large helpings of tender turkey, moist stuffing (the dense kind my mom makes, not the dry bread cubes from Stouffers) and creamy mashed potatoes with rich gravy. Not to mention proper tart whole cranberry sauce. Servers were quick and helpful and notably the management did not impose an auto-gratuity as most places do when dealing with large groups. The vegetarian options were apparently great too. We were charged $15 apiece, an excellent value in my books for the quality of food we received.

Bravo!

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Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
Remembered it being way better...
Submitted Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 12:03am [Dine in]

This is one of those places you remember from childhood when it was a great restaurant (or your expectations weren't as high so you thought it was great.) I went back after not going for 15 years and was in for one lousy surprise. The food was downright poor and expensive. The hashbrowns tasted like they'd been in a freezer since the moon-landing. Seriously, they were the kind you'd get at Safeway and cheaply seasoned. Its an indictment on humanity that people line up to eat here. Like Sophies Costly Cafe in Kits, only worse, this place relies only on its name.

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Sunshine Diner2649 West Broadway, Vancouver
Have had way better for much less.
Submitted Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

I was hoping for another great breakfast joint one hungry morning, but I wound up disappointed. The extra cost for fries brought the price of eggs benny to over $12. The english muffin had a leathery, tough consistency. The spinach on friend's dish was the lifeless frozen brick kind. In the end, this place is poor value and low-end food. I definitely Won't be back.

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