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trentmNorth SurreySince September 16, 200612 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

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Mehfil9570 120 St., Surrey
Good Cheap Indian Fix
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

Mehfil is such a good deal, with the buffet coming in at under $10. It's our usual choice when we get a craving for butter chicken and Indian sweets. Definitely not an amazing dining experience, but a good choice for a cheap Indian fix.

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Irish Times Pub1200 Government Street, Victoria
Great Atmosphere
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

We were visiting for the day from Vancouver, and stumbled upon Irish Times while walking around. The place looks incredibly cool, both inside and out, and definitely has a more european look and feel (due to the heritage building it's in, and the sophistacated pub decor) than most places in Vancouver. We were blown away by the atmosphere!

The food, however, was not that great. It was decent, nothing more. The only thing that stood out was the bread pudding we had for dessert. It was exceptional.

The service was helpful and friendly, and apparently they have live celtic music most nights too.

I'll definitely head back here for the great old-world atmosphere next time I'm in Victoria.

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Vogue Chinese Restaurant3779 Sexsmith Road, #1118, Richmond
Great Food, Good Prices, Asian Service
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 1:49pm [Dine in]

I love the vogue! The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable, and so it's always packed. I'll definitely commute to Richmond for the food!

The only down side (which should absolutely be overlooked, seeing as the food is delicious) is that the service ranges from "minimalistic" to horrible. One time we had just received our food, and they had started closing for the evening. They made us pay before we were finished, and turned the lights off, making us eat in the dark as they cleaned around the patrons who were still eating. It was shockingly rude! And I'm used to eating at Asian restaurants. Never had such a bad service experience.

BUT again, I'll keep going back, 'cause I love the food.

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Six Acres203 Carrall St., Vancouver
Great Place For A Drink
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

Six Acres has a really cool atmosphere, befitting Gastown, with big windows overlooking the Gassy Jack statue. Inside, lots of wood, brick and good ambiance.

They have an awesome selection of beers from around the world, which is what really excited me about the place. The food was not as exciting as the beer list, however. We tried their "wax off," which was pieces of nori topped with a ball of rice and smoked salmon. It was an intriguing concept, but we found it quite dry and bland. I imagine the "wax on" with tuna would be better, as it had wasabi mayo. We also had the Don Corleone share platter, which had some meats and condiments with fresh bread. The bread was exceptional!

I wouldn't come back for dinner, but definitely will frequent this place for drinks and snacks before/after a meal. The atmosphere, location, and beer selection are too much to pass up!

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Radha Yoga & Eatery728 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Vegan & Vegetarian Food In A Relaxed Space
Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 1:18pm [Dine in]

Radha has a great atmosphere, with hardwood floors and exposed brick in a big, open space. The live folk music really added to the relaxing, calm feel of the place. It's also such a treat to go out for dinner on a friday night and not have to fight the crowds or feel rushed.

The food was tasty and presented well, and normally I would give it a "3," but when comparing it to other vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Vancouver (like the foundation), the quality of the food really rises above. Therefore, I'm giving the food a "4."

Nice little spot!

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Pho Hoa14357 104th Ave, #102, Surrey
Good Pho fix, nothing more
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

Absolutely what one expects from a Pho restaurant: cheap tasty food and non-existent service. If you're expecting service from a pho restaurant, well... don't.

Pho Hoa will take care of your pho cravings and is a great fast and cheap meal option. Just make sure you ask for everything you need when you're ordering, otherwise you won't see the servers until you go up to pay your bill.

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Sabai Thai Restaurant10391 150 Street, Surrey
Good Thai in Guildford
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

The food at Sabai Thai is surprisingly good, considering its location! We've tried many of the dishes on the menu and most are quite solid. The only bad experience we've had was with the yellow curry with vegetables. The prices are very reasonable, set about $1-2 less per dish than most Thai restaurants in Vancouver. Service is usually quite friendly and attentive. Definitely one of the better restaurants in Guildford.

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Pondok Indonesia2781 Commercial, Vancouver
Decent, but not enough to bring me back
Submitted Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

Pondok has decent Indonesian food, but I think they've priced themselves a bit above their market. Servers were polite but rather apathetic.

They would be a great find if they could lower prices, work on the service and ambiance and tweak their recipes to perfection.

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Central City Brewing Company13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey
Yes, a Microbrewery in Surrey!
Submitted Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Suburbanites no longer have to flock downtown in search of a microbrewery!

The Central City Brewery is a large and impressive venture in the stunning new complex at Surrey Central Station. Not only is it an exciting novelty to have a brewery in Surrey, but hopefully this is another step towards cleaning up the image (and reality) of this part of the city.

The place is huge, and the surroundings modern and pleasant. The beer is good and reasonably priced (with $2.99 draft and $10 jugs on thursdays). The food is typical and not exceptional, but solid and reasonably priced with good daily specials.

The brewery will be releasing cans of beer in the spring, but now you can also take away beer in 2-litre, refillable "growlers" for $10 (and $7 on sundays). Can't complain about that!

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Red Door Pan Asian Grill2996 Granville St, Vancouver
Pan-Western Asian Grill
Submitted Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 11:39am [Dine in]

Lovers of Asian food know, that you can always judge an Asian restaurant by its clientele. If the place is packed with Asians, you'll find good, authentic food. If the patrons are mostly caucasian, well, don't expect the real thing.

I was excited by the concept of Red Door and the menu seemed quite promising. I've learned many times in the past, however, that restaurants combing multiple cuisines usually get none of them right. This, unfortunately, is the case Red Door. The food is fine, but it's not great and certainly not authentic. The waitresses and cooks (and clientele) are nearly exclusively caucasian (not a bad thing, so am I) and the food is a caucasian (and bland) take on chinese, indian, and southeast asian cuisines.

Anyone who knows and loves Asian cooking will find Red Door disappointing. That being said, those unfamiliar with Asian cooking may find this an easy introduction

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Love this place (possibly undeservingly)!
Submitted Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 11:18am [Dine in]

I fell in love with The Reef the first time I tried it, and frequent it now with friends. It has a hip atmosphere and draws a (mostly) trendy crowd.

To be honest, however, my affection for the place isn't totally deserved. The service ranges from fantastic to downright rude, and it gets really (sometimes painfully) slow during the evening rush. The food also is hit and miss. Sometimes it's delicious and satisfying, other times you feel like you could have cooked it better yourself.

All things considered, it still remains a great place to hang out with friends over a drink and some yam fries while watching the main street hipsters pass you by.

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Singapore Restaurant546 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Depressingly Bad
Submitted Saturday, September 16, 2006 - 10:55am [Dine in]

For those who know Singaporean food, or Asian food, or even food at all, don't make the mistake. I spent a year in Singapore and was excited to see a few very local dishes on the menu (like sambal kangkong) that can't be found at places like banana leaf, etc. So... despite bad reviews I gave it a try.

My first clue that something was wrong was that we were the only people in the restaurant during the dinner rush. We tried the malay bread (aka. roti canai), ayam chicken, satay, char kway teo, and ayam chicken. The service was bad and slow, and when the food finally arrived it was nearly inedible (not exagerating). Not only was it bad S'porean food, it was barely food. We tried to make a dent in it, just to be polite, but the food actually triggered the gag reflex. It was THAT bad! The char kway teo was the only thing remotely edible, but it was no way authentic or delicious.

The most depressing (and disgusting) dining experience of my life. I feel bad for the owners. Someone needs to give them a hand.

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