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vancouverchowboyrichmond, BCSince April 3, 20079 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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New Age5411 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good food...
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 3:15pm [Dine in]

We went on a Wednesday evening (!) -- our first time -- and it got completely packed. This usually is saying something.

The food was quite good: we ordered some ong choy and ma po tofu. Both were very tasty. The veggies were a bit salty, but still tasty.

The portions were about right, though the prices are a little bit more expensive than your standard dive-level Chinese fare.

Ambiance was really something else -- kind of a "new age" look to the place that is increasingly typical for new Chinese restaurants either catering to a younger audience or owned by younger folks.

Service was prompt.

I would come back for the food, and I would recommend the place to a friend. The only thing keeping from giving this place a ringing endorsement is the price, which again is a bit more expensive than your standard Chinese restaurant.

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New management
Hennessey Dining Lounge53 West Broadway, Vancouver
I recommend the organic burger -- that's it.
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 1:13am [Dine in]

Our Hennessey experience was moderate at best. The service was extremely slow (the place was empty except for a couple at the bar, and our table of seven waited for about 30 mins for food).

Once the food came, no one was particularly moved by the food except me and my friend. We both had their organic burger, which at $11 was an absolute steal. 9 ounce burger with bacon, cheese, and a pile of deep fried onions on top plus big wedge fries: rock solid. We also shared a bowl of yam fries, which are always pretty good.

Aside from us though, no one else had particularly good food (nachos were kind of neat -- individually decorated): pastas were not that tasty, and the soup was only "okay".

I would recommend this place to a friend on the basis of the burger alone, but I would only recommend my friend get the burger: at $11, it was an absolute steal.

The service was slow, and the ambiance was only okay. We went on a Wednesday in the evening, so the place wasn't exactly hopping.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Holy Humongous
Submitted Tuesday, April 24, 2007 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

We ordered a $20 sushi party tray for four people and took it home. What we weren't expecting was a sushi party tray for four giants! The rolls on this thing were huge! Some as big as my fist! Even the nigiri was massive -- one slice of that salmon could be used for two, maybe three regular sized nigiri.

If you're big on quantity, this place has it.

The quality is reasonable, but nothing spectacular.

We ordered take-out, and waited about 15 mins for our order during a busy time of day (around 5:30pm before a 6:00pm Canucks game) -- there were a lot of orders being prepared concurrently (and a few awaiting delivery). The environment was no-frills, that's for sure.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Decent Hong Kong Cafe-Style Place
Submitted Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

Alleluia Cafe has some pretty decent food at a good price. We frequent this place in the evenings when everything else is closed (they have good hours), and are never disappointed.

One of the nice things is that almost every dish here comes as a combo, so you get a free drink, too! :-)

Things to try: their two/three meat sizzling combos, the Portuguese-sauce meats and pastas, curries, and their baked pastas.

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Fire & Water Fish and Chop House728 Humboldt St, Victoria
Delicious Eats, Excellent Waitress
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 11:57pm [Dine in]

A quiet, dimly lit environment with delicious standbys. We shared their crab cakes (wow), mussels (yum), and their prime rib (holy macaroni). The appies were delicious, and the prime rib was literally to DIE for. The bread was also great, although I have to admit that I have a bias toward olive loaf bread (which we got along with flatbread). They deliver three different spreads for the bread in a very tasteful, elegant presentation. After dinner, we had sorbet, which was excellent, and again presented very elegantly.

We appreciated the fine service and conversation from the waitress, and the food was excellent as well.

It seemed a little quiet at the time we were there, but we definitely enjoyed our dinner.

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Floyd's Diner866 Yates Street, Victoria
Kind of messy/dirty, but good diner food
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

This is your typical theme diner with very decent, tasty food. The staff isn't overly friendly, nor is the place particularly clean; however, the food is quite reasonable and tasty.

We would definitely come back, as this is a good standby, but at the same time, we'd be happy to find other places, too.

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Mo:Le544 Pandora St., Victoria
Cool food in a cool place
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 1:40am [Dine in]

We had the Wise Guy and Curry Tofu Scrambles -- the names may not be exactly right, but it doesn't matter: the food was excellent, and the ambiance was quirky.

I've never had such a perfectly poached eggs, and the pesto-tossed potatoes were fantastic.

We're big breakfast people, and came in for brunch on a Tuesday morning. Even given the late hour (I think it was about 11am), the place was full of people. The atmosphere was beatniky and it suited the off-the-wall cuisine. Highly recommended!

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Boston Pizza8100 Ackroyd Road, #50, Richmond
Favourite Canucks PPV Place
Submitted Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 11:50am [Dine in]

Things have changed for the better after the remodeling phase: tons of TVs everywhere!

We generally stop in to the bar at this Boston Pizza for the Canucks PPV broadcasts. The folks working the bar area are extremely friendly, and the service is usually quite prompt.

The thing we enjoy best is how the manager comes in and makes little "mini-games" up from the broadcast (e.g. "who scored the last goal") -- usually to give away free food or drink. Excellent idea.

We haven't eaten in the main area for quite some time, but I think watching the PPV broadcasts there would be okay too -- lots of TVs!

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Bengal Lounge, The721 Government St, Victoria
Meh
Submitted Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 11:43am [Dine in]

With all the hoo-haw written in the reviews above, we were quite excited about this so-called Victoria institution. Overall, we were /not/ impressed.

The so-called Indian food? So-so. The na'an bread was dried-out and not buttery at all -- it had a crunchy texture: not a good start. The basmati rice was somewhat mushy and broken (basmati rice should be served such that the grains are unbroken). The "fine curry selection" was limited to three (lamb curry: so-so, but tasted like a stew; lentil curry: so-so, but nothing to write home about; butter-chicken: best of the lot), and the tandori chicken tasted like it had been sitting under the hot-lamp for a half a day (not tender). Perhaps I have been spoiled, but frankly, this was a pretty poor excuse for Indian curry buffet.

The popadams were okay, and the broth was reasonable, but again, certainly not worth the price we paid ($28pp).

I think the thing that irked us the most was the "Rosa Parks" feel that we got when we stepped in... It was not overly comfortable: no smile, no attempt at conversation, barely a look. This wouldn't have been so bad, except for how noticeably different they treated the other folks around us. We were not pleased.

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