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vball_guysurreySince September 18, 200633 Reviews
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4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
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Ocean Beach Club and Grill, The14995 Marine Drive, White Rock
There seems to be confusion
Submitted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 9:20pm [Dine in]

White Rock has always been a great place to go for a walk and a bite to eat. We decided to hit up The Ocean Beach Club and Grill, which was a very odd experience. Upon arrival we were seated outside on the patio and there were plenty of seats to chose from. The table we recieved had dirty dishes from the last patrons but was cleaned very promptly.

Service: Our server was Bailey, a very polite but perhaps new staff member to this establishment. There was some kind of party that was going on and it took 10 minutes for us to get our menus and another 10 minutes for us to take the drink order. The service was painfully slow as there seemed to be only two servers and ther party only had 8 people in it even though it sounded like the place was packed.

Food: I had the West Coast Chicken Club which was fantastic but my fiancee had a different experience as to what I had. She got the pulled pork sliders with fries. There should be a small flame logo on this menu item as it was very spicy and it was hard to eat because of how hot it was.She ate two of the burgers but after the second she had to call it quits.People who have a low tolerance to spicy food should not get this item as it does not say the spice level on the menu.

I would go back later on only if the service was a bit more prompt as we waited a long time. Bailey, however did a great job at waiting on our table as I can not blame the slow service on her

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Terrible service
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 10:28am [Dine in]

Last night we decided to go to Hon's on Robson Street and enjoy the great food and service. The food was great as the service was just awful. Every time we order the beef and satay sauce crispy noodles with green beans they seem to be confused EVERY TIME!!!!! no idea why but they always are. We asked for some water and the waitress seemed confused, how do you get confused about water? There were no tea refills and we had to get our own cutlery too. After we were finished eating we waited around for 20 minutes until someone came by to pack up our left overs. Just pain awful service all around

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Porter's Coffee & Tea House21611 48 Avenue, Langley
Cute & Cozy with some olde timey surroundings
Submitted Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:07am [Dine in]

I have driven past Porter's many times working for the Township of Langley and finally got a chance to stop in and see what this place was about. The building is an old heritage general store (110 years old) that belonged to the Porter family of Murrayville and they have turned it into a coffee shop.

It's a pleasant little shop that has a lot of the old 1900's style artifacts still in it such as old soap boxes, metal tins, an antique cash register, and even the old furnishings from the old store (radio, post office signage, and parcel table.

I chose the medium white chocolate mocha and a cheese scone which totaled $4.95 It surpassed Starbucks and the scone was freshly home baked which was a real treat. My fiancee had the same drink as I did but got the cranberry muffin, also fresh and tasty and added "you can taste that they made it here and not in a factory" They also have soups, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, and a dinner entree special every night that runs about $11.99 yesterday's special was ham and pineapple scalloped potatoes.

If you want a break from the coffee chains come to Porter's, invite some friends, and being here just bring you back to a time where things were at a slower pace where people can enjoy a great cup of coffee in a cozy atmosphere.

p.s. I live in Cloverdale and we make the drive to Murrayville in Langley just to have a coffee

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Elena's Country Kitchen5630 176 Street, Surrey
Cloverdale's Secret Diner
Submitted Thursday, November 5, 2009 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

FYI: Cash only!!!! Closed Monday's

We had a bite to eat for lunch today and decided to hit up Elena's Country Kitchen in Cloverdale. It's a small place that we have driven by many times but never have stopped in to eat.

Ambiance: It's kind of like eating in a daycare as the table cloths have pictures of farm equipment and usual country fair type things. There are small tables that seat either 2,4, or 6 and feels very cozy inside as a lot of regulars come in and pour their own coffee.

Service: At first t was hard to understand the fellow serving us, we assumed he is Elana's husband. A jolly Eastern European fellow who has a unique humor about him. Friendly but surly at the same time. He is always joking around with regulars a lot. Food came out very fast roughly 10 minutes and there were six other people there.

The Food: Delicious and very high quality. I had the club sandwich $7.95, my brother had the combo which consisted of three cabbage rolls, two sausages, four perogies, and a home made bun $6.43 and my girlfriend had the breakfast special, two eggs, toast, bacon or sausage, and home made fries $5.99

At the end of our meal we were very happy with the food quality and service. You can go there and get a meal for $10.00 including tip. I will no longer waste my time eating at Denny's, Ricky's, or White Spot as this place gives you a nice quiet meal in Cloverdale

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Donair Affair10786 148th Street, Surrey
I had an affair with the donair
Submitted Friday, October 9, 2009 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

I enjoy coming here for many reasons; the food, the owner, and the ambiance.

1) The food: good selection of donairs such as beef, lamb, and chicken with the choice of regular or super (the super is huge!!!!) as well as different styles such as Hawaiian, Medeteranian, and Lebanese. Unlike most places the meat here is cooked right and nice and moist and crisp. A good cut for meat with hardly any fat which is great. There is also a veggie menu for those who don't eat meat. Fresh salads and baklava are made but come early to get the baklava as it runs out fast.

2) The owner: Very friendly fellow that can make the donair in a flash as it gets very busy at all times of the day. He has a very dry sense of humor when my friend asked to use the washroom he replied "five dollars cash" and we all though he was serious when in fact he was joking. If you come in frequently he gets to know who and what you order. His running gag with all of my friends and I is that he always asks if we want extra onions when we always ask for it without.

3) The ambiance: 104 ave and 148 street is in the prime area for sketchy character for Surrey and although the strip mall that is located in may feel like someone is going to sell drugs or rob you it's actually quite safe. There are high tables with bar type stools but there aren't a lot so if you see an empty table grab it quick. The line can be out the door sometimes but the majority of the people get their donair for take out.

If your ever in the neighborhood this way stop by, say hi, and gran a donair. It's definatley an experience.

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Browns Socialhouse20159 88th Avenue, #A101, Langley
A level eatery D class washrooms
Submitted Friday, July 17, 2009 - 1:58am [Dine in]

Brown's Social House is now in Walnut Grove. It was tucked away near the IGA Marketplace. Upon arrival we all noticed the ambiance was very swanky and hip with lots of mirrors, large booths, and tones of brown, black, and tan decorating the place. We were promptly seated in a booth and the waitress took our drink orders.

While waiting for our drinks we all noticed that there were a lot of people working at this restaurant. Perhaps too many people as it seemed cluttered with waitresses here and there with many of them constantly going to a door marked "Office" took about 10 minutes for our drinks to arrive as it wasn't even that busy. The staff is primarily made of of pretty 19-23 year old waitresses who always seem to be looking at themselves in the mirror when walking past.

Drinks came but were shocked to see the $2.50 charge for a tonic water and lime. One thing that was great was the water refills came in small glass milk jars. Here are the items we ordered

-Almost famous blackend fish sandwich
fish was great but way too small for the bun in which it came on, coleslaw was in the sandwich which made it a disaster to eat as I had a lot of bun leftover

- tuna salad
fresh, crisp wonton, good dressing but they placed the tuna on the side of the salad which was odd

- bbq chicken pizza
very delicious but it had a bit of a spicy kick to it

Here is the part that turned me off though. In needing use of the bathroom you have to walk past the kitchen where they have the prepared food waiting to be picked up so there is a chance you may run into a server with food (crash) It's kind of a long confusing hallway as the washrooms are at the end of it on the left hand side. The men's washroom resembled a change room at a public pool. I almost slipped upon entering and there was water and paper towels all over the place.

Although there is ample staff working no one wants to be on bathroom duties by any means. The food was good but didn't blow me away, service was slow but the food came, and the bathrooms made we want to run away screaming.

You can serve the best food, have superb ambiance, and pretty serving staff but if your washrooms are in shambles I say good day to you.

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Kam Ding Seafood Restaurant3021 Anson Avenue, Coquitlam
For $2.75 you can't go wrong
Submitted Monday, July 6, 2009 - 11:11am [Dine in]

My friend JPo suggested this place for dim sim as she used to go here with her schoolmates. Figured it sounded good so I gave it a try. A good sign was that there were a lot of fellow Asian people eating here. Arrive early as it gets super busy around lunch time. A good time to go is around 1:00pm as the rush ends around that time.

The ambiance isn't the most attractive but it is clean. The usual large round and square table are everywhere. The crab tank needs a little cleaning as there are not crabs in there at all. The extension ladder that was in the men's room bathroom stall was out of place but funny at the same time.

Service however isn't great but also isn't terrible. I know it sounds very odd. There are two ladies, one with the cart and the one with the tray. They do a great job getting to every table which is great as some other dim sum places (Luxe) they tend to miss tables. There are two other ladies that work there, waitress/hostess and they do a good job of filling drinks, clearing dishes, and greeting customers. I can reason with them for not coming around all the time as it gets very busy. At times you will see a lot of customers getting up and getting utensils, chopsticks, and hot water temselves.

The food; kudos to the kitchen staff that make everything fresh and pipping hot. The kitchen is a cornucopia of not stop dim sum. I have been here five times and everything tastes consistent each time from the bbq pork buns, shrimp shui mai, and the potstickers. I also recommend the "footballs" not too sure what thyey are but they're great.

With all of the dim sum being one price $2.75 it's a good deal but be prepared to wait in line for a bit as it does get busy

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Cats Socialhouse1540 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver
Very pleasant experiance
Submitted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 9:22am [Dine in]

The country may be in an economic downfall but it has not stopped me from dining out. The Cat's Social House was an excellent choice for a sunny afternoon lunch on Granville Island.

We had the option of eating inside or on the patio, seeing it was a beautiful day we chose the patio. Our server was a a friendly attractive girl named Sarah with a welcoming smile who seated us promptly. She had an excellent attention to detail as she asked us if we wanted the patio heater on as it was slightly breezy. It was a welcoming touch as most patio establishments do not turn it on for you. The general manager and Sarah made us feel at home making sure our stay was good as they were very attentive when needed.

The food selected was General Tao's chicken, chicken quesadilla, and hickory beef burger. General Tao was an admiral opponent as his food was delicious, think of the Boston Pizza Thai chicken bites but better!!!! Chunks of chicken beast in a sweet and spicy orange sause with crispy wanton pieces. Chicken quesadilla was also very flavourful and fresh with a nice blend of chicken breast, avacado, and greens. The hickory burger was nicely presented as it was wrapped in paper to keep it from spilling everywhere. Substitute crispy yam fries for $1.50. Only one small attention to detail, the kosher salt was a bit coarse on the fires, perhaps sea salt instead?

I enjoyed my time here for lunch as the service was excellent and reliable and the food was delicious. A bold move to changed names and menu items with a high risk high reward aspect. I will be making more visits out to The Cat's Social House again when I visit Granville Island.

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Red Robin6141 200th St., Langley
Happy birthday to everyone
Submitted Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

Went here with some friends a few days ago and Red Robin hasn't really changed too much. Upon our arrival we could see the hordes of families dining with their kids, yes it is a family restaurant but some parents need to control their kids. The wait to get a table was roughly 10 minutes which wasn't too bad of a wait at all. The table we got was a tight fit as there were four of us put into a booth made for two people, the bar would have been a better option by far. The leftover food on the floor around the place needed some urgent attention.

When we sat down our server was Kelly, she was a very cheerful, bright, and pleasant server but was forgetful at times. Our drink orders were a margarita, two Dr. Peppers, and one rum and Coke in which everything arrived but usually when you order a soft drink you get ice in it as ours did not have any ice at all. Dr. Pepper could have used a pick me up as it was very flat and warm. No refills the entire night for the soft drinks but the waitress neglected the soft drink refills and the "bottomless" fries that were supposed to come with the meal. She did ask my one friend if he wanted another rum and Coke but not my girlfriend and I. Kelly, my dear, lose the cutesy bit and focus on remembering your orders!!!!

The food how ever was excellent as there were not real complaints, I will say that Red Robin is very consistent with their food and have never had any issues regarding it. The dessert could have been prepared a little bit better seeing that we got the Mountain High Mud Pie and the size came short of being a clump of dirt that little Johnny scooped out of the ground when he was playing construction. Last time we ordered it we needed four people to finish it, this time around it was just one, sigh!!!

The bad part like any family establishment was it was everyone's birthday that night, five to be exact and we even got to be a part of Kevin's 12th birthday as his table was beside ours and the Red Robin serving staff surrounded his table as well as ours. Having the birthday experience embalming you during your meal is very overwhelming as it tends to be annoying after hearing "attention everyone it's ______ birthday"

Red Robin left me red in the face with the forgetful service, endless birthday singing, and a booth that was like a pair of pants eight sizes too small. If Red Robin was in a bird cage someone would definatly have to clean up the mess at the bottom of this one.

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Boston Pizza6486 176th Street, Unit #600, Surrey
Culinary and service embarassment to Cloverdale
Submitted Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:43am [Dine in]

One a sunny Saturday afternoon the five of us went to BP in Cloverdale on 176 street and 64th ave. Get some drinks, order some food, have a great time. Or so we thought.

Upon arriving there was no host/hostess to seat us. The lounge area had a bartender there and the "family" side of the restaurant had some kids sports teams there. No wait staff was on that side either. Red flag we all thought. Since no one was there to seat us we sat ourselves outside on the patio since it was nice out. The table across from us had not been cleared. Dirty dishes and cups, half eaten food, and one gigantic mess. It kind of turns one off from eating.

Waiting around for five minutes for some menus my girlfriend decided to be proactive and grab some for our table. The bartender came out and said that a server would be with us and then another server came out with menus (a tad bit tardy) After another ten minutes a third server come out and take our drink orders. We tld him that we wanted food as well and he said that the other waitress would take our food order. The waitress comes back and asks my girlfriend if her Khalua mudslide was supposed to come in a bottle or glass. Not a good sign when the waitress is unsure of a drink. The other waiter who served us drinks came back and asked if we wanted some more drinks, my friend opted for another pint and the waiter says "I hope you're not driving" good call server guy as the point is to ask to see if people want more drinks not to the the "drink police" my friend was insulted and angry after that comment.

After waiting nearly an hour the food finally arrived and everyone was happy with theirs except for me. The Thai chicken bits that I ordered were cold and soggy!!!! They weren't cooked or just got cold from sitting waiting to come out to me. They obviously do not have an expediter at this location to be the quality control person. I said the the waitress that my food was cold and soggy and after waiting another fifteen minutes my food came back but everyone else was finished theirs.

This is the result of poor managment as there must have been a few staffers that called in "sick" on such a nice sunny day. Common sense would be to have enough staff run the patio, lounge, and "family" area. If I wanted back service and poorly made food I would go to Rusty's Pub in Cloverdale instead.

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Sideshows West Coast Grill15622 Marine Drive, White Rock
Music was a bit too loud
Submitted Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 5:04pm [Dine in]

I was here on Saturday night and was very impressed with the ambiance. It's very cozy inside, warm tones, and cool atmposphere. Our server was Keegan, he was very pleasant but seemed to be having a rough night as he gave the lunch menu (it was dinner time) and realized that the table was lacking cutlery. He quickly rectified the errors and we were happy.

Started off with a martini and an Okanagan Springs Pale Al, the martini was tasty and the beer was nice and cold. The crab hushpuppies were the best I had ever tasted, light, crispy, and full of flavor. Although they were deep fried you could not taste a hint of grease in them.

I had the portabella mushroom penne and my associate had the mahi mahi tuna. My pasta dish was very unimpressive as it was like trying to find toothpicks floating in the Pacific Ocean, the pasta to sauce ratio was totally out of balance as near the end I was stuck with tomato chunks, mushrooms, and some of the left over meat sauce. The sad thing was that it didn't even come with any bread.

My associated meal looked a lot more appealing as it had the tuna steak, yams, greens, and a few other surprises that were very pleasant. She was happy with her selection.

The ambiance was kind of killed by the jazz quartet that was there, don't get me wrong they were great but they got a little too loud when they started doing some odd improve soloing thing. Having a conversation was difficult as both of us had to raise our voices just to speak to one another.

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Maru Japanese Restaurant20631 Fraser Highway, #105, Langley
Great food and ambiance but service needs some work
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 6:43pm [Dine in]

At first I was skeptical going to Maru Sushi as it is kind of in the sketchy area of downtown Langley. The outside of the place is a little bit deciving at first but it looks way nicer inside. There are booths that go on around the restaurant with tables in the middle as well, if you have a large group there is a room that can hold about 10 people.

There is a feel of Japan upon entering, tatami rooms, bamboo, a zen waterfall, with a very nice cozy warm feel all around. Soft music fills the air which makes dining most enjoyable.

The lunchboxes are fantastic, they have a Box A which has miso soup, chicken teriyaki, veggie tempura (four pieces) gyoza, rice and agadeshi tofu all for $7.95 which is a steal. The addition to their complimentary salad is a nice touch too. BC roll is excellent as they have tempura batter mixed in it as it is nice and crunchy. All of the rolls are decently sized as it is not a challenge to eat them. The veggie tempura is fabulous, not greasy and you get yam, sweet potato, and green beans.

Sashimi is of very high quality, fresh and delicious with most pieces starting at $1.25 to $2.25 When getting the more expensive lunch/box combinations you get two pieces of sashimi and the ebi sunimomo.

My only beef is the lack of tea refills, the girl's who work there are very friendly and do their job very well but at times they forget to come back to refill your tea. The best thing to maybe do is ask for a tea pot for you and your group.

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Kyoto Sushi13651 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Voted #1 sushi in Surrey?
Submitted Monday, November 19, 2007 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

That's what the Entertainment coupon book stated, I beg to differ. If this place is voted #1 I would hate to see the worst sushi place in Surrey. Gunshow, Mittens, and I decided to try this place out seeing that they had a $9.00 coupon in the Entertainment book.

Upon entering there were a lot of tables that had dirty leftover dishes on them from the past customers who came in and dined. The table in the booth we got was a little bit dirty so the waitress cleaned it off for us. What we were sitting down on was not secured properly onto the floor so every time one of us moved it felt like our seat was going to break off.

Using the coupon was a fiasco, the plan was to order 3 bento boxes and then use the coupon for one of the more expensive rolls. The three of us thought it would be deducted off when we ordered the roll. We were forbidden to do so. We asked why and the waitress said "I asked the boss and he says no, I don't know anything, I just work here" So instead I was permitted to use the coupon for the don bowl instead. Waited forever to get our bill.

The food was standard fair, Mittens got the vegitarian box, salad was wilted and looked very unfresh, yakisoba was bland, rolls looked liked they were hacked like a blind woodsman. He did mention that the only enjoyable part was the tempura.

Ebi sunomono still had shells attatched to the shrimp and tasted spoiled. The addition of the free strand of hair was a nice touch as it turned one off eating any more of it. The chicken teriyaki don bowl tasted good at the time until the ghosts of the chickens were haunting my stomach a few hours later.

Only upside was that they had bubble tea. Three of the patrons have staged an uprising in the land of Kyoto

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Dublins Crossing18789 Fraser Highway, Unit 101, Langley
Service made all the difference
Submitted Monday, August 27, 2007 - 5:39pm [Dine in]

On a lazy Tuesday night the thoughts were to try the Dublins Crossing as it was quiet for a change. All I have to say is WOW who ever did the decor on this place did a great job on it (our server mentioned that they spent $4 million on the decor) It has a true Irish feel, hardwood flooring, mirrored whiskey ads, wrought iron lighting, and hand layed stone.

There are two levels to try out, the main floor and the second floor. The main floor has a lot of nooks and crannies where you and your friends can sit and upstairs has a great view of what's happening below. If you come early enough you and your friends can sit at the round table that has it's own little area.

Service was top notch as our waiter was very attentive (he is usually the bartender) offered the specials and answered all of our questions we had, he even gave us some history in regards to how the pub was built and the decor that was purchased.

For the meal I had the Saint Patrick's Chicken sandwich very tasty and for a few bucks more I got the onion rings which were fantastic.

I will be back for sure

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Ocean Park & Village Pub12822 16th Avenue, Surrey
Confusing decor
Submitted Monday, August 27, 2007 - 5:26pm [Dine in]

After a romantic walk on the beach we decided to try out this new pub/steak house. Looking upon the building it is very attractive, cobblestone paths that lead you inside, and a very nice at night time when you are out side.

The hostess was very pleasant and gave us the option of sitting in the pub or restaurant area. We chose the pub as we were looking to see what the rest of the establishment looked like..

It has an old style feel with high ceilings, large raised beams and pillars, perfect lighting that isn't too bright or too dark, comfy tables that actually have foot rests on the high tables which is a nice addition, and the noise level is just right.

The turn off was that the decor cluttered up the ambiance quite a bit, as I said in the heading very confusing, the decor is very a la Boston Pizza with sports memorbilia everywhere, BC Lions, Canucks, and a mish mash of all other things sports related. Perhaps some nice paintings and local art to take away the Uncle Floyd's party basement motife.

On the bright side the service was excellent (ask for Susan) and the food was very nice, we had the appy platter

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Reminds me of the Frying Dutchman on The Simpsons
Submitted Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Went here last night for all you can eat fish and chips with a pop, price seemed right for $9.99

Ambiance was very "arrrgh, matey" harpoons, ships, life preservers, nautical clocks and a picture of the old sea captain hanging on the wall. It felt like being on a boat. The smell of cigarette smoke came drifting in and it kind of spoiled the meal. Looking up at the cailing you could see the ceiling tiles had water spots. Fungus and asbestos is a great add on to the meal

Service was excellent, fast, prompt, and polite. Our server was always there when we needed her and it was very nice. The girl who was working at the counter when you had to pay by debit was a different story, very surly.

Food was conflicting though, three of us had all you can eat and the portions were huge seeing that they give you five pieces to start. I tore into mine like a kid on Christmas only to find that three pieces were mainly batter. Hello, any fish in there? if there was fish in there it was terribly over cooked. My aunt had the two piece meal and they used a better cut of fish and there was a good fish to batter ratio.

The all you can eat fish is made in large amounts seeing that everyone orders that, the two piece meal looks and tastes way better.

I can tell friends that I have eaten here but I would come on a regular basis

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Central City Brewing Company13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey
Atmosphere has changed
Submitted Sunday, May 27, 2007 - 11:17am [Dine in]

I wrote a review and gave it great praise but after being there on Friday night my opinion has changed dramatically.

They now have bouncers at the front door checking ID which is good as it keeps the teenage punks out but at the same time the bouncers are walking around the place and at times it feels intimidating with their presence constantly being around. Not too sure who is a bouncer and who is a server, very confusing.

Pros: They keep a lid on things if people get out of hand

Cons: It seems like they are waiting for people to start something

Service here was excellent as the waitress was tentative and the bus girl was keeping our table nice and neat when needed, no complaints whatsoever on the service.

Atmosphere was totally different and they changed a lot inside which was disappointing. Colin James must have bailed out and sold his shares of the pub, here is why:

- no more stage for live bands to perform on anymore
- got rid of their cozy booths where the stage was
- where stage was there are now vats for their brewery
- what was their dance floor is now an area where there are tables
- pub is now wasting money on a DJ playing music there but only playing hip hop and R&B no rock and roll at all
- music is way too loud and you can't even hear what others at your table are saying to you

It was a nice atmpsohere but sadly it has changed from an upscale brew pub into the stereotype ghetto Whalley pub. Hip hop music, large fellows with lots of shiny chains and watches.

In fear of a drive by shooting or a bar scuffle for looking at someone the wrong way I would not go back

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Davie Mongolian BBQ1161 Dave Street, Vancouver
I would eat here after a succesful invasion
Submitted Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

After spending the day in Vancouver with my girlfriend, she suggested that we eat at the Mongolian BBQ. I was hesitant at first but the gamble paid off as the experience there was outstanding.

Before you enter you smell the great aromas filling the air outside the sidewalk and it totally convinces you to come inside and grab a bit to eat.

Being new to this place the waitress asked if I have ever been here or not and they explain it very simple. You select beef, lamb, pork, or chicke (or combine all the meats) then you add noodles, various vegtables, and which ever sauces tickle your fancy (soy, mongo jam, seasame seed oil, ect) after you make your selections you make your way into the line and the chef cooks your food in less than 30 seconds.

The chopsticks that the chef uses are as big as broom handles (seriously) and the flat grill is about four feet in diameter and the amount of heat and smoke that comes from this thing is intense.

The ambiance is like a cafeteria as you have to wait in line until the chef cooks the food but at the same time is very homly and cozy. I do have to say however that if you shouldn't go in wearing nice clothes as afterwards you do smell like your meal due to the exhaust fan not picking up all of the cooking fumes.

Service here is very friendly and tentative, lots of wait staff and the manager is always around greeting people coming and going.

Eating here is definatley an experience, the sights, sounds, and smells of watching your food being cooked right in front of you is very nice to watch

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La Terrazza1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Very romantic
Submitted Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 12:13pm [Dine in]

Last night my girlfriend and I went out to La Terreza for a celebration dinner and we both were very impressed.

We arrived 15 minutes late and even though the reservations were at 7:30 (we got there are 7:45) the hostess was very polite and seated us right away to our table. We saw the chef at the lounge when we were coming in and he greeted us to his restaraunt.

The ambiance is very elegant and romantic, a small and intimate lounge, stone and murals that resembale structures of Italy, soft lighting, candles at each table, and overload for the senses really.

Service here is top notch, we had Graeme as our server and he was very tentative but not intrusive, when we were at the table he unfolded my girlfriend's napkin and placed it on her lap, very nice touch.

The drinks list was as huge as a phone book as they have a massive selections on martini's, wines, and champagnes. If you have the money they have bottles that go for $500 and up. We stook with the blackberry martini's, smooth with a bit of tang to them.

The food came out very quickly and we were amazed how fast it came out after we ordered it. For dinner we had the ravioli and the fetuccini, both were delighting our tastebuds and have never tasted pasta made so great.

Our time here was an excellent experience, we also noticed that there were a lot of regulars that go here as the managers were out greeting and shaking hands with the ones they new on a first name basis.

I would highly recommend this restaraunt for a first time date or if you really want to impress someone.

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Sushi House7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
Dine in, see a table, GRAB IT!!!!!
Submitted Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

My uncle kept on raving about Sushi House in Burnaby so we took him on his offer to go there last night. He mentioned that they only have six tables to dine in and if you see an open on grab it right away, we jumped at the chance when a family of four left.

There is another sushi place next door and they aren't even close to how busy this palce was. The system on ordering is very confusing unless you have been there before. People stand around the front door and cash register so when you walk in you aren't sure on who just ordered and who is waiting for their order but when you do make it to the front of the line grab a menu from the front counter, place your order and make sure you get a number or you'll be there forever.

Regardless of what people say on the service in this place they do a good job as it is very busy with phone calls coming in, people dining in, and take outs. The place was empty and the chefs were still pumping out orders for others calling in.

The food here is very high quality, house roll is a beast to eat seeing that it has tuna, salmon, tamago, crab, cucumber, and avacado in it, it is one massive roll if you are very hungry.

Sashimi is very popular here as assorted is $12.00 for 14 pieces not a bad deal at all, no tempura of any sorts sadly but a very large and unique selection of rolls and cones to choose from.

Party trays here are a very good deal that come in four forms, house tray, cottage tray, palace tray, and castle tray. One word to describe the castle tray, WOW due to the huge amount of rolls put into it

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