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ViviyanBurnabySince April 13, 200627 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Displaying 21 - 27 of 27 Reviews Found
Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Sinking
Submitted Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 1:18am [Dine in]

This place is definitely sinking. I definitely don't want to go back again. For their type of pricing, I could settle for better. I went during the afternoon hours, and it was relatively quiet. I ordered the Linguini Alle Vongole (clams in a white wine sauce). It was covered with cheese on the top, and I was sort of surprised at this. Authentically, Italians NEVER mix cheese with seafood, especially shellfish.

Plus, I don't eat cheese. So it wasn't off to a good start.
The server looked annoyed when I told her that. She sighed and took my plate away. She had the "Sigh, I'm only doing this because I'm being paid to" attitude.

Anyway, it's bland and boring here.

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Salade de Fruits Cafe1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Best Kept Secret
Submitted Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 12:56am [Dine in]

Not a lot of people know about this place snuggled in La Maison de Francophone. Our French class did a little excursion to the bistro and had an amazing time. The food was super fresh - you could taste it from the homemade soups to the perfect salad dressing. The waiters were really friendly as we tried to converse with them in French (bonus!) and get our orders straight.

Most of us had sandwich, quiche and salad items. The poutine wasn't spectacular. But everything else was top knotch. The decor of the place is really cute as well. Try to get a table near the kitchen, it feels more authentic like you're sitting in a real French bistro.

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Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki755 Burrard, #219, Vancouver
All you can eat protein!
Submitted Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 12:46am [Dine in]

My friends and I do this little ritual called B&B: where at the beginning of each term, we go buy books and indulge on beef. That's right. ALL YOU CAN EAT beef. Teppanyaki is basically japanese food thats done on any iron plate. Typical ingredients used for teppanyaki are beef, shrimp, scallops, lobster, chicken and assorted vegetables.

Anyway here, for $19.95+Tax during lunch times, you can have an unlimited quantity of green salad (for some strange reason, we never get enough of it, especially the dressing. it's addictive!), rice, beef that's rolleld in with some fried garlic, and chicken breasts, and veggies (mixed cabbage, carrots etc). You also get one serving of edamame and ice cream.

It's fun to go with a group. They have large rooms and you're seated around the grills. You get your own chef, if it's not too busy, who does all the grilling in front of you. It's fun to watch as well. If you're not a fan of all you can eat, go for the set meals, which is just as good.

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Churrolicious3143 West Broadway St., Vancouver
creamiest hot chocolate
Submitted Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

i've never had hot chocolate so creamy or rich before. usually the stuff at starbucks or other coffee shops are either too sweet or too bland. but the hot chocolate i had here was euphoric. my friend and i headed over there after classes on a rainy friday afternoon. my god, a sip of that cures all. the churros were alright. a little too crispy but good otherwise. for an extra buck you can ask them to drizzle a sauce on the churros. the lady at the counter is from costa rica, coincedently where my friend just came back from. she was super friendly! spanish-chatting sessions are offered there.

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Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
best gravy!
Submitted Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

i'm a sucker for mashed potatoes...and especially gravy. popeye's has this amazing meaty gravy that i can never get enough of. you can actually find little bits of meat in it and it goes so well with the potatoes. it's really heavy, so beware!

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Steeps895 West Broadway, Vancouver
Sniff-a-thon!
Submitted Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:42pm [Dine in]

Compared to other tea houses in Vancouver, this is the least pretentious place ever. It's cozy yet sophisticated; they let you choose your own china tea cup or mugs, which is really cool. You could stay (and order tea in a flask) or choose to have tea to go. But I recommend taking the time to sniff a lot of the canisters of tea (beware! sniff at your own risk. some of them you'll be sorry you ever opened the lid).

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Burgoo4434 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
I could spend forever here
Submitted Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

My friend had the bouillabaise and I tried the prawn tomato and cream soup with the chicken diablo sandwich. Holy crap, even bread tastes better here! I'm personally really picky about soup: the right portion, texture, and taste. But the one I chose was marvelous. I hate it when I order soup and it's lukewarm. Not Burgoo, you could tell it was ladled fresh from the pot, scalding hot! It's the perfect place to go on a rainy day, especially for UBC students who have gone insane with studying.

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