Submitted Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 9:46pm [Dine in]
We were at the Blue Canoe last night for a friends birthday. We made the trek from North Burnaby in a torrential downpour, got lost as the restaurant didn't appear to have a sign out front. I had to walk along the boardwalk to find it. Once inside I noticed they had martinis on for $5 so when the server asked me what I would like to drink I asked her what kind of gin they were putting in the martinis. She said it was Bombay so I ordered one which I enjoyed. For dinner I had the salmon sliders and ceasar salad. The sliders were disappointing as the salmon was strands of salmon with strands of beets on them. I would have preferred a piece of salmon rather than strands and I didn't enjoy the beets on it at all. The sliders were about $14 for three which would have been okay if they were phenomenal but they weren't. The salad was good. After dinner I ordered a coffee with a Frangelico on the side and bought my friend a Monte Cristo. The real disappointment was the bill. We paid it and left and then wondered why it was so much higher than we thought. It turns out that I was charged $8 for each martini when they were advertised for $5. I was also charged $3.75 for a cup of coffee and about $6 for the Frangelico which means the coffee and liquor came to $9.75 when my friend's Monte Cristo was only $7. If they are going to charge $3.75 for coffee the server should have suggested that I order a special coffee rather than a liquor on the side. I will not return as I didn't enjoy my meal and felt ripped off on the drinks.
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Submitted Friday, December 18, 2009 - 2:19pm [Dine in]
We eat here about once per week as the food is consistently good and the value exceptional. The baked rolls are incredible - salmon, seafood, or scallop are all yummy. The Hungry Man is also good. My other half has had a variety of sashimi and enjoyed it. We haven't really tried the entrees so can't say much about them but have heard from others that they are also good. A sushi dinner for two consisting of 2 miso, 2 gomaie, 3 rolls, and tea comes to about $20. How can you beat that? The food usually arrives promptly and the decor is casual Japanese with a few tatami rooms. The restaurant, including bathroom, is clean.
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