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vwouvancouverSince July 1, 200624 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2 (2.2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
Possibly one of the worst dining experience in my 35 yeats
Submitted Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

No concept of customer service whatsoever. Arrogant owner/management who doesn't give a damn what you think or if you come back or not.

Came here for $17.95 lunch BBQ all you can eat. Price is not cheap for lunch so I expected a half decent meal.
Wrong. Marinated Beef came totally unseasoned, no sauce, no marinate. In fact all but one meat item came marinated. When questioned the waitress simply stared at me and said she doesn't know anything and walked away, no attempt to call over the manager or correct the situation.

Steak and chicken were not sliced for you (came in a big chunck) and I was told to use the scissors to cut it myself. Wow, I am paying $18 to cut meat? I was totally confused and angry as the same time as I rememberdKorean BBQ to be completely different when I last tried.

Having given up on the meat items and decided to order the salmon roll which is included in the all u can eat menu. Waitress' response was a again a simple "NO, we don't have it" and walked away. No attempt to cross it off the menu or inform the customer when first seated. After making a big fuss the owner told the kitchen to make the salmon roll for me. Turns out they do have the ingredients, but of course cost cutting seems be the management's only focus here.

Over an hour and half passes and not once did the waitress change the charred and blackened cooking element for us. Nor did the waitress turn on the bbq for us when our meal began. Both of these are standard services at most other Korean BBQ restaurants.

Completely horrendous dining experience.

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Bad taste in my mouth
Submitted Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 8:05pm [Dine in]

Chop does have some good things going for it. Nice patio, dining room and good service. Unfortunately the food is border line pub food.

Lobster, Scallop cheese dip - so full of processed cheese you can forget about tasting the seafood. Might as well order a plain cheese dip and save yourself the $12.

Coconut mussels - mussels were nicely cooked but no hint of coconut whatsoever. They should have called it ginger mussels because the dish was full of chucks of ginger, weird

Chop burger - ok but again too heavy with all kinds of sauces.

Some say chinese food has a lot of MSG but don't kid yourself. Five minutes after my meal my mouth was so dry and started to sting, yes sting! (no I don't have any weird oral disease).

Good effort on trying to appear high end but like a lot of things these days, image and looks seem to matter over substance.

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Taste of Hon's551 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Horrible food don't go
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2009 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

I wish they would have opened a standard Hons in this location so I can eat $5 wonton noodle etc but anyways. I order a chow mein, fried rice, and pad thai. None of these dishes were fresh and none had any flavours except for some pepper spinkled on top. Portions were ridiculous for $9/$10. You can easily get way better asian food anywhere else in this city. Three words: don't come here

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Bad food DOV
Submitted Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

I knew the food quality is bit worse during DOV but I didn't expect this bad.

1) White Bean & truffle Veloute: first impression in my mouth: taste like alfredo sauce with bacon bits. what? where am I, Denny's?

2) Artic Char: very average..bleh

3) 24 hr braised pork shoulder: dry like hell and no flavor,felt like eating a boiled thick piece of pork. braised for 24hrs? in what? water? had to wash it down with a glass of water

4) Lime cheese cake: all I could taste is super sourness, no lime or cheese taste. Got bits of charred mini marshmellow on top. what the heck? it doesnt look good nor did it complement the flavors. Did some apprentice dreamed this up sitting on the toilet?

Service was not bad but I left feeling totally ripped off for $38 + tax + tips per person.

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Tropika4151 Hazelbridge Way, #1830, Richmond
Horrible value
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 11:12am [Dine in]

Green beans entree dish - small appetizer size, small frozen shrimps (not prawns), drip off at $12

Spring rolls - not even crispy, soggy and had been frozen for quiet time. Better off buying some frozen spring rolls at any dims sum store and fry it yourself

Lamp curry was the only decent dish. Service is so so. Bunch of inexperienced young boys running around like headless chicken. You are better off going to Banana Leaf.

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Infinity Dining Experience819 Pacific Street, Vancouver
gone for a good reason
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 4:48pm [Dine in]

Not surprising it is gone after just over a year? The food was bad. I am not sure where all these good reviews came from....sometimes I wondered if they were written by the owners and their buddies.

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Octopus Garden1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Overpriced
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 10:10am [Dine in]

Nice interior and food presentation but very overpriced. Food presentation is very nice but no substance. For example, I would expect the $16 lobster roll to have raw fresh lobster. Instead it came with a tiny bit of cooked chewy lobster and it couldn't even taste it with all the seame seeds sprinkled on the roll. What a waste. Same thing with the equally pricey crab roll. Sure their sashimi is fresh but at what costs? A lot of Greater Vancouver restaurants offer fresh fish. You can easily get close to the same quality else where if you are not too keen on superficial food. presentation, for 1/2 the price. Good place to bring out of town guests or dates who have rarely tried Japanese food and need a non imtimidating, comfortable place to venture into Ethnic goods.
For good fresh sashimi and sashimi try Tsukiji in Richmond. Yes it is chinese run, not japanese, but who cares, look inside the kitchen of Vancouver's best restaurants, often you will see asian dudes as sous chefs, head chefs. you dont need to be italian to make pasta or french to bake pastries.

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
OK but overrated
Submitted Monday, October 22, 2007 - 11:54am [Dine in]

Lots of people come here because they make Indian food "friendly" to the masses. Make it a bit less spicy, serve it at a upper scale neighborhood, make the food more presentable, and you have success. Let's face it, the food is average. It is just that people don't wanna venture of their comfort zone and go to say Fraser St. But I have to give this place some credit. Service is excellent and they make Indian less intimidating. But honestly you can get the same taste and flavour somewhere else for half the price.

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Jang Mo Jib8320 Alexandra Street, Richmond
Good food, crappy service
Submitted Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 11:41am [Dine in]

Food is always good and consistent. The problem is the service. Solution: hire more servers! Waited 10 minutes for tea/water. Waited another 15 minutes to order. First dish arrived but no rice or side dishes. Took another 10 mins for that to arrive. The whole night I was waving down servers like an idiot and begging for service.

At the end of the night the owner/cook/wife comes out of the kitchen and asked how we were doing. Hello? why didnt you come out earlier and asked me that? I know it's a family-run restaurant but please, stop being cheap and hire more staff.

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Browns Socialhouse1165 Mainland Street, #102, Vancouver
Not impressed
Submitted Friday, June 1, 2007 - 12:33pm [Dine in]

It's just a average burger joint, but in Yaletown. That means you are paying more for average food to hang out in Yaletown. Had the crab dip. Nothing more that a processed cheese heavy spinach dip. Couldnt taste crab whatsoever. Oh it was $12! Cheese in the burger was also processed cheese...I thought this is Yaletown? I can't even get some fresh melted cheese on my burger? Service was indifferent, servers were busy standing around chit chatting with each other.... not impressed

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
People will fall for anything these days
Submitted Friday, April 27, 2007 - 9:37am [Dine in]

You put a bit of cheap mall asian/chinese food in a cute lil box, open a location in Kits, jack up the price and suddenly people are coming in flocks. I guess perception is everything these huh? those boxes are quite cute, if you mind paying 8 bucks for chinese food that could be made in less than 1 min for $1. Buy a wok, get some soy sauce, find a box and make you own at home people. Or I can make it for u, let me know, i will only charge you $5!

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Prima Taste Restaurant570 Robson Street, Vancouver
Average food
Submitted Monday, March 26, 2007 - 11:38am [Dine in]

Another average asian restaurant going upscale in downtown jacking up prices. My gin & tonic took 20mins to arrive. Mix gin with tonic...hello? how hard is it? The Laksa we had was pretty good but the rest of the item we tried were average to below average. Their Char Kway Teow was simply a sweetened version of a cantonese dish. Oh well, at least i tried it. I should just stick with Banana Leaf in Kits.

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Azia990 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Nice Decor, so so food
Submitted Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

Let's start with the good. The decor was nice and the staff very warm and friendly. Two of the managers are constantly going around making sure people are having a good time. They know how to make people welcome and taken care of.

However the food is a bit disappointing. It is simply below average, over priced asian food in a downtown trendy setting. Their Hainanese chicken is the worse I ever had. It was simply boiled unfresh chicken. At 1/2 a chicken at $13 it is robbery. Go to Mui's Garden and you can have way better for $5 less. Other items we had were ok, nothing special.

The good thing going for this place is it's locations and service. But I wont be back blowing my money on food a around-the -corner chinese/asian restaurant can make better

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Dinesty Chinese Restaurant8111 Ackroyd Road, #160, Richmond
Nothing special
Submitted Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 11:02am [Dine in]

The food was nothing to write home about. Bland and no flavors. Sweet and sour soup tasted like vinegar and pepper and nothing else. Steamed dumplings were just ok. Decor and service was pretty good tho (for a chinese restaurant). At the end of the meal they give you what tasted like watered down peach cooler in shooter glasses....I just don't get it.

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
Maybe Filipino food is not for me
Submitted Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

Never had Filipino food before so it would be unfair to say this restaurant is bad. Had the national dish (grill chicken and pork) and the becol express (also some pork). the sauces were ok but the pork used are dry tough scraps and pieces, not marinated or anything.

Maybe I just don't know how to appreciate this food. I thought this place has opened for a while now but the waiters all look like it was their first day.

The becol express dish supposed to come with shrimps but when it arrived there was absolutely no shrimp. The waitress then imply that we might have eaten it by saying " if you want more shrimp we can give you more shrimp." Pardon me? Are you saying I drove all the way here just to lie to get more shrimp? unbelievable. well at least we got the shrimp afterall.

Prices were ok i could probably get the same flavors and quality at some food court. But then again maybe i dont know how to appreciate Filipino food

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Go to the Kits location!
Submitted Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

If you want to go to Banana Leaf, do yourself a favor and go to the Kits location instead. Food, service, and decor are a few notches higher at Kits. This Broadway location cramped us into a small table and expected us to eat with our elbows tucked in. Food was oily and not very malaysian, more like Chinese. Gave us the bill at 9pm without us asking for it, guess counting money is their top priority? Worst of all, service seemed to have stopped after they have dropped off the bill, no water refills no nothing. The place is small and cramped. Waiters running around like headless chickens. They sure were working hard but not smart, but it is not probably just bad management. The manager was seen at the cash register all night...yes counting money and what not.....GO TO THE KITS LOCATION. Period.

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Sala Thai888 Burrard, #102, Vancouver
Not so good
Submitted Thursday, December 21, 2006 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

I should have known better. Smack down in downtown, nice decor, ethnic food, jacked up price, perfect for tourists who don't know any better. Food was bland, service so so. Where are the spices? Think the cambie location is a bit better. If u want a south asian flavor i recommend banana leaf in Kits. Yeah i know it's malaysian (close enough) but way better food for the buck. Will never go back to salathai. You are better off finding a Thai friend and get his/her mom to cook homemade Thai for ya.

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Mongolie Grill19583 Fraser Highway, Surrey
simply fast food
Submitted Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

Not sure why people see this as some kind of fine dining joint when you can pretty much get the same food quality at a "U Wok" or something at a mall food court. Oh well guess some people like the "Mongolian" novelty. By the way you can get the Hoisin sauce in any chinese market, store, chinatown, richmond....it is not a special sauce made by Mongolie Grill. Get the sauce and do the stirfry at home...and save you money like the ING dude says!

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Tsukiji4751 Garden City Road, #130, Richmond
This is what sushi should be
Submitted Monday, December 11, 2006 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

The sushi/sashimi here is what it should be. Super fresh, nicely cut and proportioned. This is how it was done 15 years ago before these All-you-can eats, Samurais, and misc began popping up all over Vancouver and downtown. I can honestly say Tsukiji offers some of the freshest, tastiest fish in greater Vancouver. Sure it is a bit more pricey, but if you are a sushi lover this it is it. oh yeah, service was great and honest.

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Anducci's Italian Kitchen9604 Cameron St, Burnaby
Some people just wanna get full
Submitted Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

It's simple, some people just want huge portions, taste is not relevant and subjective. Some people drive a piece of !(@#& mustang for the horsepower, others opt for European class and finish. Different people, different taste

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