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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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Library Square Public House300 West Georgia Street, #101, Vancouver
Not Bad For Pub Food
Submitted Saturday, February 21, 2009 - 12:43am [Dine in]

Food: had the dry ribs for starters. we were surprised by the size of the ribs and for the most part they were fairly lean. loved the dip. crimini mushroom & swiss chicken burger was a bit on the dry side but i was ok to go light on the sauce considering all the calories. my b/f's NY striploin sandwich was a little overcooked but the peppercorn dip was able to make up for it. overall, food was much better quality than most pub food i've had. good variety of beers on tap, ~8.

Service: we sat at the bar and our bartender checked up on us regularly. she check on my b/f's beer when it was low, asked if i wanted a pop refill, and followed up on the food at least 3X.

Value: ribs were $9, chicken burger $11 + $1.50 for yam fries, striploin sandwich $14 came w/ healthy serving of fries. all in all, yes, the value is there for what you pay and what u get. dont forget your entertainment coupon!!

Ambiance: got here around 7:30'ish and it was not that loud. most ppl were having dinner or a few drinks. as the night went on it got fairly loud and most ppl were just ordering drinks. i cant remember at what time they started to charge cover at the door or when they dimmed the lights and turned up the music to "encourage" ppl to the dance floor. if ur looking for a quiet romantic dinner def come early b4 it gets the crowed gets loud, obnoxious and rowdy!!

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Mongo's Stir Fry Grill2897 Broadway West, Vancouver
Stirfry To Your Liking
Submitted Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

Food: meat selection consisted of thinly sliced chicken, pork, beef, & lamb. fairly decent selection of vegetables. i was a little disappointed no mushrooms. huge variety of diff't sauces. the taste is what u make it, so if ur happy w/ the taste blame yourself! ha! came w/ white rice and vegetable soup.

Service: our server was very nice and courteous. he was very friend and knew the regulars. i dont know how he figured it out but after we picked out our food we left the food by the grills and he asked us to sit down and figured out which plates were for who! narrow parking spots are available in the back.

Value: med size was around $6 and large $7. for all you can eat which is really 2X round is $12. i had mine filled fairly high for 1 person as did my companions but no one said anything. there were definitely ppl w/ high stacked and compacted bowls but it didnt appear to be a problem. not sure if i agreed w/ the previous viewer but if the restaurant wants to avoid this they should post a min charge of $3 or something to avoid situations like this where ppl might try to take advantage of the system.

Ambiance: not sure if it's quite "decent"...but not as bad as "poor". the walls could use some wiping or a new coat of paint. interior reminds me of a cafeteria type feel. some tables and booths on the sides. could definitely use some upgrading. i'm glad to say the area around the food was clean though. very casual place to grab a quick bite.

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Neighbour's Restaurant & Pizza House6493 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Decor In Need of Update
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

Food: we ordered the bbq chicken pizza and tetrazzine to share. bbq chicken has a light bbq taste covered by a lot of cheese. the pasta was quite tasty. sauce had a nice creamy texture with ample serving of chicken. we've frequented here before and tried their steak special and my b/f quite enjoyed that. i've had the lasagna, it's not blow me away but is very saucey and will hit the spot.

Service: took a while for our server to come greet us, but in her defense it was Vday and she was busy running around. once our orders were taken and our food arrived she did check up on us a few times.

Value: definitely there for the portion. they specials very often which are a great deal. ex. steak special: 6oz steak, spaghetti & meat sauce, garlic bread, and garlic mash for ~$13 (i think)

Ambiance: interior decor is very outdated. not a fan of the green walls, the excessive number of hanging plantars, old carpets, vinyl/plastic table clothes, and dingy chairs. i think of this place as a very casual dining experience, but i have seen others "dressed up" for a date night. To each their own!

Overall: this place is close by and if we're in the mood for casual pizza and pasta nearby it will do. dont expect gourmet or classy and you wont be disappointed.

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At Ease Taiwanese Cuisine8300 Capstan Way, Unit 1028, Richmond
What's With All The Fatty Meat?!
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 7:21pm [Dine in]

Food: Had the house noodle soup which was average (I prefer Dinesty better even tho more expensive) . I found that the brisket was very fatty which I dont prefer. The pancake beef wrap had very fatty meat in it as well. My b/f had the fish cake fried rice. Nothing special, neither poor nor spectacular. We had the logan/ginger tea. A tad on the sweet side, but we still enjoyed it. I think I would've give 3stars if it werent for all the "fattiness".

Service: Very polite and courteous. Mind you we were the only 2 patrons for a while before another couple joined us. Food arrived promptly.

Value: For the price, the portion and quality is appropriate.

Ambiance: Very quiet when we were there. Very clean and bright. Modern and minimalist type decor. Washroom was clean.

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Bellaggio Cafe773 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Brunch Favourite
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

Food: i often come here for wkend brunch when i'm in the dowtown area. i order the canadian omelet. it's very light and the hash browns are non-greasy. we like the egg white spinach omelet as well. nice to have healthier alternatives.

Service: service has always been exceptional on every visit we've been here. the servers/host are always friendly and polite to us. food comes in a reasonable time. no complaints here! in fact, i am really surprised at the all the previous negative comments on the service as we have frequented here for saturday brunches and have always rec'd very good service.

Value: prices are reasonable for a downtown cafe just off robson. portion is appropriate. i've always left satisfied.

Ambiance: very interesting interior...suppose to be tuscan? mediterranean? whatever it is, it's got character and it's comfortable. it's filled with books...so i guess if ur eating solo u'll have some reading material. i've never sat outside on the patio due to weather conditions but i can imagine it would be nice to just bask in the sun watching ppl walk by w/ the view of the art gallery across the street.

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Elephant & Castle385 Burrard St, Marine Building, Vancouver
Casual D/T Pub
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

Food: came here for lunch w/ some co-workers. food was nothing extraordinary. your regular pub fare food.

Service: our waitress was attentive and patient. we were a large group and she was very accommodating.

Value: i paid $12 for my salad which i thought was fairly pricey for pub food. that's about how much i pay for salad if i were to go across the street to cactus or joey's or earls...

Ambiance: nothing exciting. very casual. very popular as an after work drink place. we usually fall back on this place if cactus, joey's or earls are too busy. keke!

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New India Buffet & Restaurant805 W Broadway, #105, Vancouver
Egg Curry! Yum!
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Food: there are 40 diff't food selection if you include the chutneys, fruit, jello etc. overall the food selection and taste was good. i enjoy that i can have salad and fruit to balance out the meal. they had this egg curry which we thought was unique. i didnt find the naan greasy as some reviewers had posted, but i do agree it's a little burnt. my b/f didnt particularly enjoy the chili chicken as he thought the taste was a bit off...either not marinated enough or frozen for too long... some dishes ran low for a bit and was not refilled until the end of our meal.

Service: for the most part it really is self serve, but the waiter greeted and seated us promptly. he was attentive, filling our water jug, clearing away our plates and checking up on us at least 3X during our seated period. you do have to pay upfront (we learned this by reading reviews and watching the other patrons)

Value: dinner was $14.95 and we used our entertainment book coupon saving $11. i think dinner buffet on broadway for this price is good value. we left stuffed!

Ambiance: spacious and clean. very casual feel. TVs in various areas. there were a few larger tables which they can accommodate due to their large seating area.

Overall: i thought this place was pretty solid. as others have mentioned, the lunch is prob the best deal since it's pretty much the same selection at the lunch price.

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
The Wait is Worth It!!
Submitted Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 1:05am [Dine in]

Food: i had the frisee aux lardons which was a warm vinegarette salad with a poached egg on top. ive never had a warm salad but this was sooo good!! my b/f had the beet salad. im not a beet lover but this dish was very tasty! for the entree i had the organic chicken pot au feu. it was a fairly large size with lots of fresh vegetables! this was sooo delicious and so non-greasy. my b/f had the grilled beef tenderloin. the beef was cooked perfectly, the sauce and sides tasty. we wished we had room to try some desserts!!

Service: very busy. definitely make reservations or you will be waiting disappointingly! we had reservations but still had to wait about 15min. the ppl at our table was taking their sweet time...no other table freed up the entire time so we understood. altho the place was packed our server was still very attentive, polite, informed us of specials, food came in a timely manner, and we were checked up on.

Value: beet salad was $8, warm salad $9, chicken $16, and the grilled beef $19. the beef was the most expensive item on the menu. prices are comparable to say cactus club or earls...for the same price i'd rather come here! eat healthier and better!

Ambiance: packed and busy!! dont be surprised to be seated very close to your neighbors. a majority of tables was drinking wine. everyone appears to be fairly relaxed enjoying their food and drink. interior is very warm and tasteful.

Overall: i will definitely be returning and have recommended this place to my friends. do give it a try but make sure you make reservations and dont wait till the last minute to do so...cuz if you do, they might tell you they're not taking any more reservations for the night!

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Al Porto Ristorante321 Water Street, Vancouver
Dineout 2009
Submitted Saturday, January 17, 2009 - 12:14am [Dine in]

Food: beef carpaccio was pretty good. texture was nice...couldve maybe used a bit of capers but still very tasty. ample portion. my b/f had the chicken liver pate which he enjoyed. it only came w/ 3 crostini's but they did refill our bread basket so we spread the pate on that instead. fair serving of the pate. roasted chicken and veal scaloppine were both good. not blow me away but satisfying. dessert was a bit weak. chocolate pave and fruit custard pie was a bit disappointing. I was really expecting a bit more...more of a taste explosion? the pie especially was a bit bland.

Service: exceptional. our waiter was very professional. from taking orders and serving the women first to making wine suggestions and taking care of our bill. the bus boys didnt know proper dining etiquette too much, but they were polite and kept our waters filled!

Value: good size of portions for the money. value was def there for dineout.

Ambiance: very busy on a friday nite. interior decor is very rustic and has an authentic feel to it. i like how there are little rooms off to the sides so you can have some privacy for larger groups.

Overall: based on this experience i would definitely return to try their regular menu.

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Cactus Club Cafe4653 Kingsway, Burnaby
Cant Go Wrong
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

Food: had the jack daniel bbq burger w/ yam fries. very good. fairly consistent quality of food all the time regardless of location. favorite of mine is the smoked cheddar spinach dip.

Service: i ordered yam fries and reg fries came instead. after apologizing they gave me the reg fries on the house and brought me fresh hot yam fries on the side. our waiter was very attentive and continually tried to make small talk w/ our table.

Value: menu has been slowing increasing in price over the years. not sure if they can continue to justify this. i know their menu has been revitalized with a touch of Rob Feenie, but it's NOT FEENIES!!

Ambiance: decor is very nice. dont be afraid to come casually or bring a date.

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Samurai Sushi on Fraser6428 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Wont Be Returning
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

Food: raw salmon and tuna was not very good. taste and texture was horrible. definitely not fresh or very cheap grade.

Service: there really isnt any...you order at the counter then pick up.

Value: large portions. i couldnt even finish my cali roll in 1 bite, but i'd rather have sashimi i can stomach rather than sashimi i want to throw away.

Ambiance: small little take joint with seating for about 5-6 tables of 4 or 2. quick in and out place.

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Congee Noodle King3313 Kingsway, Vancouver
Where's My Rice Noodle?!
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

Food: typical congee/noodle place. had the chinese mushroom & chicken fried noodle, beef tendon rice noodle, and ostrich congee. wanted something a little lighter for the congee and ostrich definitely suits the bill. they have this ostrich and egg white fried rice which is a nice lighter alternative. everything hit the spot right. good comfort food.

Service: typically they're really quick but we must have caught them during a time when their cook was on break b/c it took almost 25min to get our tendon soup noodle. usually soup noodles & congee are really quick! prob wouldnt have bothered us so much if we werent watching the clock as our street parking was up at 3pm. we also had to ask for the bill 3X...they kept forgetting!

Value: meal came out to just over $20 for the 3 of us. not bad. noodles and congee for about ~$5.50 which is pretty good.

Ambiance: dont expect anything fancy and you wont be disappointed. for the most part it's pretty clean and decor is simple.

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Empire Seafood Restaurant5951 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
40Min Wait for Chinese Food
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2008 - 10:08pm [Dine in]

Food: we did not order the set menu unlike many ppl around us. i think lobster was on special $8.80/lb. cooked very well. mayo walnut pork chop was very tasty altho some pieces a little fatty. string beans a little salty (prob b/c of the dried shrimp). overall the food was very good.

Service: we waited 40min b4 our first dish came after ordering. for a "high end" resto and a chinese resto for that matter, we thought this was unacceptable. yes, it's busy but that's no excuse. there was no apology or explanation until we asked a sweaty server at 35min.

Value: ur looking at $14-$17 min per non seafood dish. it is a bit pricier but the dishes are a fair size and ur paying for ambiance, apparently service, and decor.

Ambiance: very busy on a monday nite. mind you i think they had advertised some set menu specials and seafood specials for the crab and lobster. fairly elegant but a little small and cramped in some areas. washrooms could use more regular tidying up.

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Rain Flower Seafood Restaurant3600 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Service A Little Disorganized
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 12:01am [Dine in]

Food: not much of a dimsum selection. they had some dimsum specials on the plastic display on the table...but no prices! taste wise everything was pretty good. their spinach dumpling skin had a nice texture. all of the "meats" were fairly lean. dimsum was good across the board.

Service: i had originally made reservations for 12noon but called back to push it forward as there was a change of plans and they didnt even have my original reservation!! so i had to make a brand new reservation...then upon arrival they noted that i was there but transferred me to the bottom of the walk in list!! i dont get it!! what's the pt of making a reservation then?!! we were a table of 3 and a guy walked in after me for a table of 4 and got seated ahead of me!! that hostess is not very bright. my general impression is that there was not enough service staff scheduled. everyone is running around and working hard...there's just not enough of them.

Ambiance: very nicely decorated. they've got this versace looking couch...kinda pimp'in. ha! there's like 6 diff't types of wall paper but yet somehow it still kinda works. i have to say this is one of the more nicely decorated chinese restaurants i've been to.

Value: it is a little pricey but quality is definitely there. you get what you pay for. there was 3 of us and the bill came out to $40.

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Kingspark8291 Westminister Highway, #180, Richmond
In Rotation
Submitted Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 1:15am [Dine in]

Food: standard HK cafe selection. flavor is nothing to write home about. never been blown away or revolted.

Service: typical. altho there is one female server there that seems to have a chip on her shoulder...kinda has attitude a lot of times.

Value: typical pricing, portions are average. other HK cafes that give larger portions.

Ambiance: busy and loud. to be expected. i dont ever feel rushed to leave. relaxed and casual. it definitely goes into our HK cafe rotation.

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
Spacey Server
Submitted Thursday, December 11, 2008 - 12:51am [Dine in]

Food: thin crust pizza was very tasty. ample toppings and flavour was amazing. spaghetti and sauce was fresh and yummy. it didnt feel heavy or "oily".

Service: our server was definitely the low of the night. he was totally zoned out. didnt ask us how our food was, if we wanted another drink, if we wanted parmesan or chili flakes, nothing! he was from another orbit. there was no service to the point of being borderline rude when he dumped our bill down on the table at the end of the night. we suspect that he was drinking on the job since he appeared to be hiding in the bar area of extended periods of time and his face was really red. we were very disappointed in HIS service. the hostess and another server were nice.

Value: we felt we paid the appropriate price for our portions and quality

Ambiance: casual and comfortable atmosphere. there are intimate tables for 2 but also larger tables for groups.

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Jade Seafood Restaurant8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Some Unique Dim Sum Dishes
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2008 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

Food: everything is ordered a la carte. they have all your typical dimsum selection plus a few unique ones. for example, we tried the rice noodle roll w/ bitter melon and chicken. i'm not a fan of bitter melon but my b/f is and really enjoyed it. some interesting dessert selections too (this pumpkin and taro sandwich looking thing). i find the dishes are not as greasy and heavy as most other restaurants. all in all our dimsum was very satisfying.

Service: we are not regulars and did not feel "discriminated" against as some other previous reviewers stated. we did come a bit later in the afternoon so it wasnt as busy and therefore maybe that was why we received the attention we expected. food came out at a fairly decent pace.

Ambiance: def going for the "high class" clientele. the interior decorating, linens, cleanliness, uniforms, etc def are consistent with that theme. there is ample parking and someone to even wave by at the exit!

Overall: if your wallet is not afraid of taking the hit by all means give this place a try. personally not a place i would frequent regularly for dimsum b/c of the price. dimsum for 4 (2 adult women, 1 grandma, and 1 male adult) ran us about $60 after taxes and tips. i can see it def being more for a group w/ more ravenous appetite than us. i will return for special occasions.

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Lucy Mae Brown862 Richards Street, Vancouver
Will Not Be Returning!
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2008 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

Food: hummm where do i start?... well they ran out of a few drinks that we had ordered...curious for a resto-lounge. one of the girl's chicken was undercooked and another's steak waaaay overcooked! i think the only dish we could all agree was good was the yam fries. what a disappointment.

Service: slow slow slow! drinks took forever and food took forever! the kitchen mustve been completely disorganized b/c one of guests came in 1/2hr after the rest of us and received her entree b4 the rest of us even got our appies!! our server was trying to be as apologetic as possible but still... how can we order a drink during our entree and still not receive it by the end of the meal?

Ambiance: dining upstairs and lounge downstairs. too small for our liking since we had a group of 7 which made the lounge too crowded since there was a group down there already hogging all the limited seating.

Overall: it was a disappointment all round. how can u be a lounge when u run out of drinks?! if you call yourself a restaurant, get organized and learn how to cook!! overall the experience has convinced me never to return and i've been telling any of my friends w/ groups over 4 to do the same.

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Pho Thai Hoa1625 Kingsway, Vancouver
Repeat Customer
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2008 - 4:18pm [Dine in]

Food: one of the few places that gives me the combo i like when eating pho: raw beef, tripe, and tendon. extensive menu selection. this place offers a lot of dishes we had to previously visit elsewhere to get but now it's all available at one place. i havent tried a lot of the dishes on the menu but i am a fan of the papaya salad. i do suffer fr thirst after consuming pho but that is true of most viet restaurants. they give you ample serving of sprouts and basil which i appreciate.

Service: be very very clear about what you want to order if ordering in english!! ive had a few mix ups with ordering #14 and getting #4 instead! i suggest saying what u want combined with pointing in the menu!! all 3 times ive had the mix up they have been accommodating in rectifying my order. food comes at a fairly decent rate.

Ambiance: nothing special. dont expect much in terms of decor and ambiance. there are 2 flat screen tvs, the place is usually full and busy meaning it's loud. try not to go to the washrm...i dont know about the mens washrm but the women's is really small and cramped. (ie the stall dr hits the toilet!) this is just a casual joint for some good food! dont try to impress your first date here!!

Overall: when in the mood for some pho this is our default restaurant to go to. it never disappoints.

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Peaceful Restaurant532 West Broadway, Vancouver
Had Better
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

food: xiao long bao typical. baked ribs was not as tender as we had hoped. curry stir fry noodles was a bit plain...i was expecting something more since it was "northern". chicken soup noodle was good. very light yet tasty. i thought the food was ok...i've had better "northern" food.

service: waitress was very friendly and polite. she made suggestions. food was brought out in a timely manner and tea refilled.

ambiance: interior decorating is a little confusing...they must not have made that many changes fr previous establishment. quite small inside. only able to seat 2 larger tables. most other tables are only suitable for 2-4 seating. small radio that plays quietly in the back.

overall: i was a little disappointed in the food b/c of all the hyped reviews. this is not to say the food was bad...there's just way better northern/shanghai food esp in rmd for a few bucks more (northern delicacy, shanghai wonderful). this is not to say i would not return should i be in the area.

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