Login or Register
Do a search below using the city or postal code search box if your city is not listed above.

theschuay86VancouverSince January 17, 201232 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 20 of 32 Reviews Found
Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Great on all counts except ambiance
Submitted Monday, April 2, 2012 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

The food quality and taste is typical for Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver. One downfall is not subs. Don't expect anymore or less than other Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver. The Pho is a bit better I find too, but not much better.

The service is incredible. Fast, friendly, and observant.

Value is great. Prices match Vietnamese restaurants. But, you do get more food I find.

The ambiance upsets me. The only bad thing this place has going. The whole restaurant smells like a sanitized washroom. Like Urinal cakes. Try not to sit in the Northern room, as it smells the worst. The decor there is sub-par. It is clean, but worn-down. If you care a lot about ambiance, head elsewhere.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Penang Delight Cafe3885 Rupert Street, Vancouver
True Malaysian Food
Submitted Monday, April 2, 2012 - 11:55am [Dine in]

I gave the food an Outstanding Rating, not because I loved the food. I personally did not find it special, meaning Malaysian food is just not my thing. But the others, some of whom were Malaysian said it was delicious, authentic, and fresh. So it is just my personal taste that wasn't excited so I shouldn't rate it poorly.

I liked Banana Leaf a lot, but apparently that is more Malaysian Fusion.

Service is great. The store is family ran, meaning everyone cares a lot about the place. No problems.

The value is great if you stick to the noodles or rice individual orders. Once you get ordering a bunch of dishes to share, the price goes up (But so does the food quality).

Ambiance: You can see they tried and was a decent job. Very neat and clean. Some cool decor.

Go there to try and see if you like true Malay food done right. If you already do know you like it, then this is the best place.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Pearl Fever Tea House3025 Lougheed Highway, Unit 340, Coquitlam
Pearl Fever is the best BBT chain in the Lower Mainland
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:27am [Dine in]

By far the champion of Bubble Tea in the GVRD. The quality, price, service and atmosphere is all above par. You can find BBT places that beats Pearl Fever in one of these categories, but never overall.

Quality is consistent, they always are looking for ways to improve and love feedback. It is not the best there is in terms of quality, but for the price it is worth it.

Service is the best in Vancouver. I only found one place that has better service. Friendly and quick. It is hard to find a quicker and more efficient team. It reminds me of a downtown club bar team. That fast.

Value is great. Prices have gone up all over the place and these guys still are one of the lower priced places.

Ambiance is great, especially after the renovations. A cool place to chill if it isn't too busy. The Pearl Fever Product has a coolness to it. "Evolved Tea Experience". The motto I feel suits them.

The UBC Pearl Fever is better, but this place is not far behind.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Not as good as their sister, Kingsway Sushi
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:08am [Dine in]

Everything was slightly worse than their sister AYCE sushi place on Kingsway and Boundary.

The food was similar, but the meat seemed of lesser quality.

The service was the main downfall. Not that anyone was mean, just forgetful and slow due to the size of the place. It is a large place, but because of the organization, it is too large for them to handle. A few items never go to us and other items were so slow. Getting someone's attention took time as everyone was busy. Friendly people, just unorganized.

The value is the same as their other sushi places. No complaints. It is actually one of their strong-points.

Ambiance is fine, it just feels too large and open. Am I being too picky maybe?

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Weifeng Bento & Tea House910 Beatty Street, Vancouver
That price in Yaletown!
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2012 - 10:57am [Dine in]

I was amazed to find out the prices of this place. $3.25 for bubble tea??? That is 2005 prices, now it is around $4.25 or $4.50 for the same type of BBT. AND it's in Yaletown. The food prices are incredibly low too. I had curry on rice with veggies. I was completely full and it was only $7.50. This is prices I can hardly find in Burnaby or Richmond, not the posh and snobby area of Yaletown.

The service is great, my buddy and I go here to study Mandarin and the two fellows help us out with any questions with a smile.

The food is solid. The rice is fresh and the dishes are tasty. No complaints.

The ambiance is fine. Modern, newly renovated, and comfortable.

For the price, speed, and service, everyone in the neighbourhood should come support this place. Keep nice people in business. I will come here every Wednesday and be content every time, as anyone would be.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodle House4887 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Damn Good Noodles II
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

The guy below stole my title. This is the best way to describe this place. Every time we go there I can't help but say this.

The noodles are beyond amazing and so are the prices. The serving size is huge. Regular will fill you up, the large will overfill you.

I always order the #1 spicy regular. I used to order the large, but realized I felt uncomfortably full afterward. I also get the spicy fish as an appetizer. It is a bunch of tiny little fish cooked with the spicy Thai red pepper. It looks unappetizing but is really good. Might be an acquired taste. The noodles are not an acquired taste. It is amazing from the first taste. The soup its served in is great and the beef is cooked well.

I come here often. For the price and the damn good noodles.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House1537 West Broadway, Vancouver
Solid Lunch spot
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch. I always walked by this place since it is so close to my office. It is hard to notice because it is crammed up beside a few stores.

The food is solid, no complaints, but no recommendations. The lunch specials are a good deal. $7.50 for a dish, soup, and rice. Not sure about dinner.

The service is bad. The waiters are nice and friendly, no problem with them. More of a problem that there were not enough waiters. Took forever to order and to get the bill. They were running around too.
Don't cheap out on staff!

Ambiance is nothing special, but better than a lot of Chinese restaurants I've been to.

I'll put this as my top Chinese lunch option. It is close to work and better than any other Chinese restaurants in the area that I've been to.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Incredibly delicious
Submitted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

The food is incredible. I've never had this good Filipino food ever! It says Chinese Filipino, so I guess the two cuisines mixed together is a perfect blend.

Went with my wife and her 2 friends, got there just before a line started outside (5:45pm on a Saturday). It was busy, but I did not feel cramped. The tables have plenty of space between them. Not great decorations or anything, but at least felt comfortable.

Ordered 5 dishes for the 4 of us. There were leftovers. Had the spicy coconut milk pork, Whole BBQ Squid, Some noodle dish, BBQ mussels, and the spare ribs in some special reddish sauce.

The spicy coconut milk pork did not look good, but it tasted addictively amazing. Can taste the creamy coconut milk and a touch of spicy pepperiness.

The BBQ squid was quite large and quite fresh. They BBQ'd it just right to get a nice smoky flavor and the perfect tenderness.

The noodle dish was great. No complaints.

The BBQ mussels were the ladies favorite. I don't particularly like mussels, but enjoyed this one. Not much sauce added, but again they BBQ'd it just right and there were about 16 mussels.

The spare ribs were my favorite. Flaky and tender, with this amazing sauce. Could not get enough of them. It was because of this dish that I overstuffed myself.

I wanted to get dessert because the banana crepe looked amazing, but got turned down by my wife :(

The price is right, so we are definitely coming back. Came to $60, so $15 per person, plus there were leftovers. We ate a whole squid, 16 mussels, a rack of spare ribs, noodles and pork. I'm convinced if you go to the grocery store, you might pay around the same for the ingredients alone.

Go here.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Sfinaki Taverna4061 Hastings St, Burnaby
Another Good Greek restaurant
Submitted Friday, January 27, 2012 - 11:14am [Dine in]

My wife and I went there on a very quiet Thursday (maybe 40% capacity). We got a nice seat by a window.

The ambiance was nice. Not too dark like some places. It was also typical to a lot of Greek places.

The menu was also typical to the Greek restaurants in Vancouver. Same dishes, which is good.

The hostess and waitress were great. They seemed in good spirits. They were also quite quick and efficient. Could be because it wasn't busy. They were also quite helpful in making up my mind.

We started with the Kalamari. Maybe a bit worse than other Greek restaurants, but I still liked it. We also got pita bread on the house, which is fantastic at Sfinaki.

My wife ordered the Lamb shoulder. Came with rice, pita, potato, and a salad. A lot of food, enough for her lunch the next day. The lamb was cooked perfectly. The rice seemed undercooked (a bit hard). Overall, the dish was a bit too salty, but great.

I ordered the lamb Gyro. The waitress recommended it to me. It came with salad, rice, and fries. It was just the right amount of food, I was a bit overstuffed. Only $12 there too. Same comments as the lamb shoulder, rice undercooked, and a bit too salty. I loved it. It wasn't too messy either. I usually have the theory that the messier the wrap, the better, but this was surprising good for how neatly it was made.

We also had an entertainment coupon. So the Gyro was free. I would recommend Sfinaki only to those who are nearby (within a 15 minute drive). Not worth a long trek to go here. So check it out if you are around the area.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Wolf and Hound, The3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
My favorite Pub
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:47pm [Dine in]

I love this pub. Not for the food or the price of drinks. The atmosphere is superb.

The food is not bad, I rarely actually ate here, but when I do, no complaints. A lot of Irish dishes with a mix of American food. I also love their honey garlic chicken wings.

They have a nice drink menu with a good selection of beer.

The service is fine. They put up with our shenanigans with a smile.

The best part is the atmosphere. Often do we come here and there are a bunch of people gathered plaing Irish folk music. There is a pool table in the back and dartboards. Our favorite part of the pub is the lounge area that has a big-screen TV, a few nice couches and a big coffee table. The crowd is a mixture of old Irish fellows and young UBC students.

Yet to have a bad night there.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Closed
Sanafir1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great romantic and sexy ambience
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

I say you probably pay for the great service and amazing atmosphere.

I'm not putting down the food, which was great as well, but you are paying quite a bit.

The upstairs part is fantastic! Very cozy and romantic. The one place in Vancouver that I've been that has beds you can eat on. Everything is thought out at the restaurant. Even the music was just right. I will go back, but I will wait for a good reason because of the price.

If you are willing to pay for fine dining and are after the entire dining experience then this is the best place to go. If you just want good food and don't care about anything else, you won't like the price.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Great Seafood, good views
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:25pm [Dine in]

Sandbar has great seafood, as it should. No complaints with the food.

I don't remember the service too well, which means is was not bad or good.

The restaurant is quite large. I wish we could seat upstairs, but they never do. Must be for large groups only. It has some fantastic views of the city, however, since it is so large, you most likely won't get a view.

From what I hear, the food is better at Sandbar, the view is better at Bridges (Another Granville Island restaurant).

Nice place to go after a day at Granville Island.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Its a great Vancouver Experience
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

Food, fine. It has a nice menu. I had the Salmon Burger which was delicious. Everyone seemed content about the food and the serving size.

The service is what you would expect, which is top notch. Professional, polite, and attentive.

The value is alright. I would have expected it to be even more expensive. It really is not.

The view is perfect. A great look at different parts of Vancouver depending on where you sit. The even raise areas not close to a window so you can see over anyone in the way. It is in a beautiful park, my personal favorite park in Vancouver.

It would be awesome for a date. Especially an out of town date. Have a walk in the park, maybe see the conservatory, and come here for dinner.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Such a cool place
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:49pm [Dine in]

The food, which i not the reason to go here for is fine, nothing bad, nothing special.

The service is great, not a problem.

The value seems questionable, but when you go around gastown and check out the prices of other places, you find Steamworks prices acceptable. Still high, but acceptable.

The atmosphere is why I come here. So many nooks to this place. It is right at the start of gastown, and right by the water.

It is a fun, but pricey place to hangout.

T. Schuay

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Memphis Blues Barbeque House1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
My kind of food
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

I like Southern BBQ food. Since it is one of the few places in Vancouver that offers this type of food, I love it here. Friends from Tennessee say it isn't done right, the BBQ sauce isn't sweet. Well, it works for me. Meaty, greasy, messy, and flavorful.

I didn't care for the slaw, not enough flavor there.

I like the decor, but the service isn't there. Don't expect much, never saw a smile. Definitely not fine dining.

The price is good for the sandwiches. I don't agree with the price for other items on the menu.

Come here if you like southern food, but never been down south, apparently.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Papaya Hut2435 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Good for lunch
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:24pm [Take-out]

The food is not that great. I've had much better Thai food. And inconsistent.

The service is friendly and patient. The problem, however, is the language. Their English needs improving. You must be careful placing an order over the phone. We've had some difficulty before.

The price is great! I don't know how it got the $15-30 price-tag on this website. It is under $10 for most lunch items. Maybe dinner is more expensive.

The reason our office goes for pickup is that it is quick (by the time we order and walk there, it is ready) and the price is right. Also, the only other Thai place is not much better food, for a higher price.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
Chronic Tacos382 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Always a good Friday lunch option
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

There is a reason there are big line ups. And to make the line up feel shorter, the bar is in the middle of the line up. Grab a beer along the way and the time flies by. The gentlemen making the food are great. The have laid back attitudes and at the same time, quite hard working. Very friendly and cool.

One time going there our coworker, who is allergic to seafood, alerting them of the allergy, and they went far out of their way to make sure there were no contamination. They started a separate deep fryer just for her.

The food is fine, a bit greasy, but I like that. They give you a lot of melted cheese goodness.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
A fun place ot go
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

Its a good place to go for lunch. All sorts of different types of noodles. A bit portion. A variety of Asian beer. A laid back group of employees. You can alter the spice to many different levels. Its a fun place to go. My friend was upset that no Asian people were working until he tried the food and quit whining.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Flying Swan Coffeehouse1724 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Just love it here
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:55pm [Dine in]

I work nearby and found it is the best place to go for a warm sandwich in the area. The Monte Cristo is amazing. There is a variety of sandwiches, breakfast, and stir-fry items on the menu. Always get the same quality every time. The restaurant has a bike theme and has some history to it. Not fancy dining, very down to Earth place. The do it all Owner, Harrison, is the best. Very friendly, remembers names, offer a joke or two, and always smiling.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Sushi Bar1822 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
They get mad quite easily
Submitted Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:49pm [Take-out]

Every time we go there (The only reason we go there is the price), when we go to pay, the man gets irate because we want to pay separately. Never had people get mad when they get money. One time we ordered on the phone separately to see his response. Even worse. Pretty sure he is the owner by the way he bosses people around. The quality is mediocre, not great, but not bad enough to stop going considering the price. We stopped going there since the guy is nuts and the quality is going down.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value