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xlee8DeltaSince April 23, 2006113 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Talay Thai Restaurant8369 Granville Street, Vancouver
Hits The Thai Spot
Submitted Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 1:27am [Dine in]

Food: Curries are a must here. I havent tried one that I havent like yet, it just depends on which ingredients you prefer. I found some of the stir fried dishes are a bit heavy in flavor, but I do prefer a lighter taste in general. It's not as bad if you eat it with rice sans sauce. Overall the dishes are pretty good. My b/f enjoys the larb which is not always available at many Thai restaurants.

Service: Very friendly, soft spoken girls that work here. They are attentive and accommodating. Sometimes the food can take a bit longer as the kitchen is not very large and they can be busy with lots of take out orders, but we dont mind the wait for good food.

Value: Dishes are a bit smaller but the pricing is bit less than some of the chain Thai restaurants so I feel the pricing is appropriate.

Ambiance: Looks like it use to be a Japanese restaurant at some point and a few Thai injections have been made. Overall it's a very homey and relaxed atmosphere.

Overall: Food and service is fairly consistent. I would give my hard earned money to these guys for some good cooking.

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Lupo869 Hamilton, Vancouver
Great Service!
Submitted Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 1:04am [Dine in]

food was outstanding! we enjoyed every dish that we ordered. service was top notch. there was always someone near by with a smile eager to answer any questions we had about the food or any other requests we had. the mgr/owner came by to see how the food was. he noticed my b/f putting his jkt on and came over to ask if the temperature was ok...we were sitting by a window and he thought it might have been drafty so adjusted the temperature for us. this impressed us and just his general friendliness which was apparent as he went from table to table. we would def put this restaurant into our rotation for fine dining.

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Deer Garden Signatures8580 Alexandra Road, #2015, Richmond
Addicted!
Submitted Thursday, December 30, 2010 - 12:38am [Dine in]

Food: love the noodles here. really appreciate the fact they dont skimp out on the ingredients. i usually get the tom yum gong soup base, udon noodle, enoki mushroom, and seasonal veggies. sooo good! my b/f likes the original fish soup base. we've tried the dessert wings for an add'l $1.50 and they're pretty tasty as are the fish cakes. we'll get the hot HK style milk tea for free to go w/ our meal. we've also tried the baked fish w/ pesto and almonds was very good.

Service: typical of an chinese/taiwanese cafe. it's all about efficiency, they're not there to give you a mind blowing culinary experience.

Value: $7.50 for a hefty noodle + drink will get me full. $1.50 for sides is very reasonable.

Ambiance: brightly lit. can get noisy at times especially when it's full. typical cafe style setting.

Overall: i crave their noodles all the time! i could eat here more than 1X a wk easily! i think overall there is good value and good food. i dont mind the average service, it's to be expected. the only criticism is the parking situation in this area in general. it's always hard to find a place to park.

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Bubble Fruity8188 Saba Road, #180, Richmond
Ummm Stinky Durian Sago...
Submitted Monday, September 21, 2009 - 12:20am [Dine in]

Food: my b/f had the durian flavored sago F17 and boy was it stinky! just how he liked it! ha! i had the sweet herb tea w/ egg F23 and i really enjoyed it. very good quality ingredients like logan, lotus seeds, etc. really does taste like homemade desserts. these are the same couple that use to sell chinese desserts at the night mkt. i missed them and am so glad they opened a shop!

Service: run by husband and wife. when we got there it was fairly late in the evening and he looked beat! very soft spoken, tired, but polite. we actually got the wrong dessert at first and felt bad about returning it but he acknowledge the error and replaced it promptly.

Value: most desserts are $4. the portions are honest for this price. def larger portion than at the night mkt.

Ambiance: fairly plain. no comfy seats or decor but clean.

Overall I would def return when in the mood for some yummy Chinese desserts!!

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Angkor Restaurant4884 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Cambodian Close to Home
Submitted Sunday, September 20, 2009 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

Food: i had the flat rice noodle w/ slices of beef and beef balls. it was very flavorful w/ all the garlic which i really enjoyed. my b/f got the seafood noodle. it had fake crab meat, squid, shrimp, and fish balls. it was not too heavy and tasted msg free. the deep fried chicken wings were ok compared to phnomh penh. the coating wasnt as flavorful but the lemon/pepper sauce was good.

Service: we went at about 8:30pm on a sunday nite and it was just us. very basic service. no flash or upsell. we expected some attempt at chatter to promote their restaurant but they pretty much kept to themselves.

Value: our meal came to $21 for the 2 of us. very reasonable altho we thought the noodle size was a bit smaller.

Ambiance: very minimalistic decor. few painting on the wall. wood panels on the lower half of the walls. fresh coat of paint. dont expect much. this is a small family run business.

Overall, still doesnt measure up to Phnomh Penh but is an option closer to home. We will return to try some other things on the menu next time we are in the mood for some home style Cambodian.

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Medium-Well Doesnt Mean Bone Dry
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2009 - 1:04am [Dine in]

Food: iceberg wedge salad, make no mistake, they give you an actual wedge of iceberg lettuce. my b/f has never filled up on so much salad! he enjoyed the blackberry & port vinaigrette dressing. i had the caesar which had a nice twist to it. very tasty. i had a petite cut of the prime rib which was cooked perfectly to medium. it was very juicy and the side of scalloped potato was really good altho a tad salty. my b/f was a bit disappointed in his top sirloin as it was way overcooked and dry. his dad's filet mignon was identically dry even tho our waiter confirmed w/ us medium well meant a little pink in the middle and cooked on the outside. we expected better fr a steakhouse.

Service: everyone fr the host to servers was very attentive and polite. to be expected in this type of restaurant.

Value: we did expect our meat to have been cooked the way we ordered considering it is a steakhouse. i had no complaints about my food but i know my dinner companions were a bit disappointed in their entrees so they didnt quite see the value in their meals.

Ambiance: very spacious and opulently decorated. their newly opened patio seating even looked cool, comfortable, and inviting. the washrooms were impressive as was their hallway linking the main dining room to the lounge. lots of detail and care put into creating a great dining setting.

Overall: not your everyday dinner outing and altho my dining companion's entree's were a fail we are not prepared to strike this place...yet. hopefully on our next visit they will have learned how to cook their meat correctly.

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.1876 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Guilt Free Eating
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

Food- basil bocconcini pizza was quite tasty. made w/ organic pizza bread, tomato sauce & mozza cheese then baked in a wood fired oven. it was light and non greasy. the basil def adds an extra something. the spicy rooster w/ certified organic free range chicken tasted soo good w/ the medley of honey dijon and mayo sauce.

Service- rating is a 2 not b/c it was bad but b/c it was very minimal. they did the bare min such as seated us, took our order, brought us our food and bill. mind you we were having lunch around 2-3pm but still.

Value- i guess if you consider the fact you're eating "organic" and sustainable food then the pricing is appropriate. a $10 personal size pizza is fairly reasonable. the sandwich was a bit steep for $10 and came w/ only a few slices of strawberries, but the housemade bun is very dense and filling. i was surprisingly full after. i guess it is organic & free range chicken so there is a bit of a premium.

Ambiance- altho it was late afternoon i can see how this restaurant can get quite loud b/c it does cater to families and children. it's kinda neat for the kids they can make their own pizzas. i dont think it's romance appropriate.

Overall- not really in our stretch of the woods but im glad we gave this place a try. def worth the while w/ our Ebook coupon. i want to be able to support them in the future and i left feeling good about what i ate.

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Green Leaf Natural Food Bubble Tea5756 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Comparable to Dragon Ballz
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:16pm [Dine in]

my b/f and i were out for a walk and came across this little bbtea joint and decided to give it a try. they have an impressive selection of bbtea flavors and we finally settled on the mango strawberry slush which was made fr real mangos and strawberries (maybe not "fresh", couldve been canned or frozen but at least not powdered). my first sip i was instantly reminded of Dragon Ballz but even better this place is near my house! yay! dont expect much in terms of ambiance and setting (mush like DBallz) and you wont be disappointed. try not to read too much into the name too...i'm still scratching my head. i will def be returning to try the other interesting flavors on their menu.

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Sushi Cafe678 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Great for Lunch
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:07pm [Dine in]

located inside Sinclair Centre this is one of the better places to grab quick sushi on your lunch break downtown. one of the few japanese run places, they've got a variety of rolls and a few combos to choose from. they're quick, tasty, and good value for downtown. dont forget to start your stamp card and collect your stamps for free food!

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Zefferelli's Spaghetti Joint1136 Robson Street, Vancouver
Solid Pasta
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

Food: spaghetti al ragu was a bit on the salty side for me. i had the linguine w/ italian sausage a few weeks ago and i enjoyed that much better. fettucine con polo had a nice balance b/w texture, taste, and temperature. my b/f was impressed by his first bite.

Service: our server this time was very casual and aloof. she was nice but nothing spectacular. our server last time was fantastic! he was so attentive in making suggestions, offering us a dessert not even on the menu, coming by to check up on us, etc. it was night and day.

Value: fairly large portions. for a few dollars more i'd rather come here for pasta then have pasta at earls, cactus, or milestones.

Ambiance: very comfortable setting. enjoyed our window seats overlooking robson. by boyfriend liked the display of wines along the wall. date appropriate. on both recent visits they didnt rush us at all. we were able to have nice, long, intimate dinners.

Overall: def worth putting into the rotation. i wouldnt mind trying their non pasta entree dishes next time. if you've got your entertainment card, dont forget to bring it to save up to $19!!

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Lam Chu Kee Restaurant3779 Sexsmith Road, #2118, Richmond
First & Last Visit
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

Food- noodle/congee joint. nothing special at all. congee was very bland & runny. ie. watered down compromising quality. beef tendon noodle had very little tendon and taste was fairly average. 3 types of meat w/ preserved veggie fried vermicelli was bland and very forgettable. shanghai dumplings came out raw. yuck.

Service- server forgot to put our order of dumplings in so we had to wait another 20min. i dont expect much fr a congee/noodle joint but if u serve me raw dumplings the LEAST u could do is apologize which never happened.

Value- small portions for the price they're charging

Ambiance- typical. neither a slum nor a banquet hall. very plain and casual.

Overall- based on poor value, poor quality of food, and poor service i refuse to ever return especially when there are so many other places in rmd to eat. i dont know how this place has managed to survive in such a competitive market. there's no way i'd recommend this place to anyone.

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Kobe Japanese Steak House1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Come for the Entertainment
Submitted Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

Food: we ordered the Teriyaki Chicken and Hibachi Steak. All dinners come w/ rice, soup, appies, and veggies. The soup was very light and flavourful. The appies consisted of 3 little shrimps, but were very tasty. Overall the food was decent. It was cooked just right but I couldnt help but be reminded of the Koya at the food court...

Service/Ambiance: very attentive servers on hand in the vicinity. The ratio of staff to customers when we were there was almost 1:2 for a majority of the time. Our chef was nice and put on a little culinary show. It was not as flamboyant as some of the others we caught but it may have been due to the fact we had small children at our table. Decor wise the downstairs was very modern and upstairs it feels a bit more authentic w/ the subtle asian touches. I felt as if we were part of a production or show where everyone knew their parts very well. It was efficient but almost routine like and I was part of their assembly line and felt a bit rushed when they handed me my bill while I was still in the middle of my entree.

Value: Your def paying for ambiance, location, entertainment b/c I'm not sure my meal was worth the price tag. However, if you have your entertainment book card, do bring it to save a little mula!

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Beijing Noodle House6451 Buswell St, #190, Richmond
Cheap Beijing Eats
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

Food: Braised Beef w/ Noodle in Soup and Beijing Style Pork Sauce Noodle both had handmade noodles. Flavor was pretty good, noodles were very dense and filling. I've had better cold noodles but they have been more expensive. Pan Cake w/ Pork comes w/ a small bowl of plain congee. I thought the pancake was fairly tasty, not too greasy. Veggie dumplings had a nice mix of filling but the pastry part was also very thick. I felt like they were trying to fill us up on flour!

Service: Tea was refilled continuously. Orders were taken politely and served in a timely manner. Nothing spectacular or worth noting.

Value: Beef noodle was $5.95, cold noodle $4.95, pan cake $5.95, and dumplings $4.95. Our meal for 3 came out to ~$23 before tip. Value is def there. Yes, I've tasted better but I'd have to pay more. This is okay if you want some Beijing/Northern style food w/o hurting the wallet.

Ambiance: Not sure what this restaurant use to be, but they didnt spend the time to redecorate. There's a fish on the wall that looks totally out of place. A lot of green and a lot of wood inside. They could use some work to make the interior feel more "Beijing" or authentic. Other than that, it's fairly clean inside.

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Copa Cafe4036 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Worthy of Including in Our Rotation
Submitted Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

Food: Roast Chicken Fried Rice in Thai Style was very tasty. One of the better ones I've tasted in HK cafes. My b/f tried the special: Sole Fillet Cordon Bleu with Pork Chop. The fillet was crispy on the outside but moist and tender on the inside. One of the best he's ever had. The pork chop was sooo lean and tender. I really enjoyed the vinaigrette dip that accompanied it. There was lots of side vegetables consisting of broccoli, green/yellow string beans, and carrots. Shredded Beef with Black Pepper Sauce with Pan Fried Noodle was very good as well.

Service: All the servers/waiters were very attentive and professional. They answered any questions we had about the dishes and combos. The food came out in a timely manner. We were followed up with and it was easy to get someone's attention.

Value: The pricing is about $1-2 more for each dish compared to most HK Style Cafes but the quality and quantity justifies it. The special for $16 was a great value. The fillet, pork chop, veggies, dinner roll, soup, and drink was so filling! Mini sets are available 11-6 and 9-closing.

Ambiance: Very clean, modern and tastefully decorated. Comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
Radioactive Honeymoon Fried Rice
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

for those of you that do not know what a honeymoon fried rice is, here is the gist: fried rice w/ sauce on top baked. 1/2 of the sauce on 1 side is a cream sauce, the other a tomato sauce. my cream sauce was not cream. it was more a clear broth w/ egg whites w/ cornstarch added to achieve the thick sauce consistency. the other side was a BRIGHT orange non-tomato, mystery radioactive sauce. it was by far the worst honeymoon fried rice i have ever eaten!! if it doesnt have cream and tomato sauce you cant even call it honeymoon fried rice. enough said.

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Nothing Extraordinary
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

Food: i had the bibimbop (sp?) which i found really bland. i've had better. if it hadnt been for the hotsauce, i wouldve tasted nothing. my friends seemed to enjoy their own dishes however. side dishes were really tasty and there was a variety.

Service: fairly easy to flag someone down for taking our orders, tea, bill, etc. they were very accommodating when we wanted to make some minor changes to our orders. very polite.

Value: considering the fact we get side dishes included the value is not bad. that excluded, i would consider my rice bowl expensive for the quality i received.

Ambiance: nothing special. def has a bbq house type feel to it.

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Jun He Restaurant2052 Kingsway, Vancouver
Worth Returning
Submitted Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

Food: consistent. comparable to michigan, congee noodle house, etc. it's been open for about 5 months i think. my first visit, the chef came out to make sure our food was good.

Service: usually not very busy when we're there. they are quick to bring u tea, take your order, food comes in a timely manner, etc. no complaints on the service levels so far.

Value: lunch specials from $3.99 - $6.95 comes w/ a drink, u cant go wrong. if u can read chinese pay attention to the lunch specials on the wall. those are usually pretty good too.

Ambiance: nicely decorated compared to most chinese restaurants. clean and modern.

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Green Lemongrass8180 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
New Ownership?
Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

Food: satay chicken skewer & spring rolls on vermicelli was fairly good. skewers were tender, rolls a bit dry, side pickled veggies were standard. i liked the touch of mint leaves. bbq chicken sandwich was a bit fatty but ok. house special pho was very tasty. lots of rare beef, tripe, tendon, brisket, and beef balls in the bowl. brisket was very lean. came w/ plenty of sprouts and basil. papaya salad comes w/ ur choice of meat, we choose beef jerky. tasted a bit different from the previous kitchen...couldnt put my finger on what the difference was but it was still good.

Service: only 2 servers for the restaurant. can sometimes be a bit difficult getting someone's attention but they are very nice and courteous. english friendly. food came fairly quickly.

Value: i wish i could give this 2.5. the salad was $7.95 (price increased fr previous menu), reg pho $5.95, sandwich $4.50 (a bit pricey in my opinion), and vermicelli $7.95 but portion a bit smaller then most viet restos.

Ambiance: still no improvements on interior decor...confused greek or italian type influence. not a fan of the layout b/c the walls make it hard to get anyone's attention for service. dont think i've ever seen the patio in use even in the summer. casual and clean.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
We'll Be Back
Submitted Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 12:10am [Dine in]

Food: Tom Yum Gai was fairly standard. we were surprised to see larb neua on the menu as it's usually omitted or seasonal. it was done right with the spices and lettuce on the side for wraps. we were very happy w/ this dish. we tried the ostrich skewers as we rarely see that on the menu. they were done nicely. gaaeng-ki-ri (yellow curry) was a decent size. but the veggies they posted on the menu and what we actually got were diff't. flavour was still good, we didnt say anything but it was a bit strange. phat bpriaao waan- sweet & sour veggies was ok. overall we were very happy w/ the quality of food. we thought it was better than thai house.

Service: servers greeted and seated us promptly. took our order, filled our glasses, asked if we needed more rice, all in all very well rounded.

Value: use your entertainment book coupon!! i think they sometimes have coupons in the georgia straight too. for the quality and quantity, the value is definitely there. the curry was the most expensive dish we had but for the amount of vegetables and chicken it was definitely more than some other restaurants which seem to serve only sauce.

Ambiance: very clean and tidy. i like the bold colors on the walls. it goes nicely w/ the dark wood. it's tastefully decorated. i would feel comfortable on a date here or even for a casual dinner.

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Takarabune Japanese Restaurant6459 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Authentic Japanese
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 1:11am [Dine in]

Food: assorted sushi, negitoro roll was all fairly fresh. cali roll was typical altho a littler larger than ur standard size. agadashi tofu had 6 large pieces. i liked how there was diced radish and ginger for garnish. added a special something. edamame was a little bit larger than we were use to- no complaints there! gyoza was average.

Service: we were seated promptly upon arriving. server came by to refill our tea. food came in a timely manner. didnt have any problems waiving anyone down at anytime.

Value: a tad pricier than most japanese restaurants...however those are prob the chinese run japanese restaurants! i dont mind coming here once in a while, it's near by, the sushi/sashimi is fresh, and there's just something about a japanese restaurant actually run by japanese ppl!!

Ambiance: interior has a few jap signature pieces as an attempt to give it an authentic feel but for the most part it's fairly boring. booth seats make up most of the seating but there is a bit of seating available at the sushi bar if ur so inclined.

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