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vancityfoodieVancouverSince June 18, 20103 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Octopus Garden1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Will never come back here...
Submitted Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:04am [Dine in]

So we heard from some friends that this place was pretty good and we went to try it on a Friday night a while back. First of all, when we got there, it was just us and another party of 2 in the whole restaurant... a bit weird for a Friday night. It took a while for them to seat us for whatever reason. We got the menu and we noticed
that the prices were pretty high. We thought that it would probably we outstanding because really, $30 for a roll! We ordered the Sada Roll, the Lobster on Vacation, agadeshi tofu, Dragon Roll, and some raw oysters.

So first of all, the bill came out to around $120 for two people and nothing actually stood out. We went home feeling rather empty.... in the stomach and the wallet. The rolls were small and not that flavourful. The only thing that was above average were the oysters... sadly. I can't believe we even tried this horrible restaurant. We'll be sure to NEVER come back and NEVER recommend this restaurant to ANYONE. BEWARE.

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Bubble Queen8888 Odlin Crescent, Unit 1200, Richmond
Favourite Bubble Tea Place in the Lower Mainland!
Submitted Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:55am [Dine in]

I LOVE BUBBLE QUEEN. This place is pretty small in a little plaza. The bubble tea is outstanding, it's by far the best bubble tea I've ever had. They have lots of cool flavours and creations. It takes a while to make though, not the typical two second walk out the door deal. It's never watery or too sweet (which I absolutely hate). They have MANGO STARS!!! My personal favourite is Passion Fruit Green Tea with Pearls. The bubble waffles and other small items on the menu are pretty decent as well. While you're waiting you can watch TV of read some magazines. Strongly recommend this place for cheap and good eats/drinks.

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Empire Chinese Cuisine8251 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Good for Dim Sum
Submitted Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:49am [Dine in]

We go here very often for dim sum but even with a reservation they often still make you wait for like an additional 30 minutes. Come before 10:30 to avoid the waits and also if you order before 11, it's 20% off. The food is pretty good and there is a lot of variety. It is a bit oily, but the food is pretty solid compared to many other chinese restaurants.

For a table of 6, we usually have to order 12-15 dishes to be able to be "full". The bill is usually $60-70, yeah so it's not that cheap. Some must try dishes are: Baked tapioca, spareribs in black bean sauce, wonton in soup, shrimp spring rolls, and the baked barbecue pork buns. I'd highly recommend staying away from the congee because it's really watery and just ugh.

As for ambiance, there's nothing special about it. It can get really crowded and loud like any other typical chinese restaurant. The service is ok. The waiters don't speak english very well and it can be hard to order sometimes. The food though comes out really fast so you rarely have to wait for anything. If you're looking for a quick and decent Sunday morning restaurant, I'd definitely recommend Empire.

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