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Orange Corner

2257 West 41st Ave
Vancouver, BC V6M2A3
Tel: (604) 266-7388
Neighbourhood: Arbutus Ridge

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Yummy crepe
By hungryjo of Vancouver (175 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 31, 2008 - 10:23am [Dine in]

I live 30 mins from this place but their banana w/ nutella crepe can not keep me away.
I normally order the dessert crepe and bbt. Their bbt is too sweet sometimes, so I suggest you ask for half sugar. They have some interesting mixed drinks so if you feel a lil adventurous, I say give it a try.
As for service, they're ok, same as any other bbt places. I think I do have to wait a long time last time but we try to relax and not rush ourselves.
I think this is the place to be for crepe. But for bbt, there are so many other ones in Kerrisdale.

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Horrible wait
By hungryfordinner of Vancouver (125 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 18, 2008 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

I went there at lunch time today, and the place wasn't crowded, but it took a LONG time to get food. The entire duration of the meal was over two hours. I ordered Sweet and Sour Chicken, and half an hour into waiting, they told me and said they were out of it! They asked if I wanted Teriyaki Chicken instead...being really hungry, I agreed. The meal came out in less than two minutes, and the rice was cold. Suspicious..

Value: $7 for REALLY small portions..not worth it. 4.5$ for a bubbletea smoothie..it was good, but a bit on the pricey side.

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Reliable drinks but forgettable
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

I've come here mostly as a gathering point with friends to hang out for an hour or so.

There's 2 levels of seating but overall it's still a small place.

It's been the same few employees there over the years and they are friendly enough but the wait times for your drinks vary between slower and a crawl.

Like many similar places they have a minimum order. We mostly come here for the drinks (either the fruit slushes/smoothies, bubble tea or steeped tea). On the rare ocassion we'll get a plate of Fish Cakes or a Crepe. The bubble tea and slush/smoothies are made well but they do run out on (or don't have in stock) some fruits (season dependent). I've ordered the Lychee Slush without Milk and it's only OK compared to other places. They don't use chunks of lychees which is a little disappointing, but most places don't use it either in my experience. Their food dishes are typical and not something I would go out of my way for.

Decent place for drinks but not my top few choices.

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Good Service Food...Ok
By stevendrowe of Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 8:00pm [Dine in]

We tried this restaurant for the first time today, the day of the Kerrisdale Carnival. It was empty when we went inside but started to get busier later.

We were seen to straight away and our order taken quickly. The food arrived quickly too. Service was good.

I had a bacon and cheese crepe. The crepe's in BC are nothing like the one's in Europe, they are more stoggy, less delicate. The stuffing was ok but nothing special. The food filled a hole but I would only go there again for a quick bit to eat rather than fine dinning.

I had pineapple juice for about $4.00 and there was enough in there for a family of 4. Way too much...but I guess that is North America - too much of everything.

The restaurant was decorated well, it was cosy, nice warm colours. The place was also quite clean.

So, in summary, this place is worth a visit but wouldn't go out of my way.

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Bad food even for a bubble tea standard
By jennko of Vancouver (86 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:35am [Dine in]

I love to eat and I do distinguish the standards between fine restaurants food and bubble tea standard of food. And the food in here is just downright awful. I had a spicy beef hot pot and the flavour was bland and my bf had fried beef noodle and the beef was plain hard, he practically not ate the beef because it was too hard to chew. I also had a greet apple green and that that drink was also too sweet and it was neon green colour and I felt like I was just drinking chemical.

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prefer kerrisdale OC
By richmondman of richmond, bc (13 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 4:03pm [Dine in]

food in kerrisdale is better~~! the one in metro sucks~ slow service. ambiance is no good. poor interior design. only plus is its close to metrotown. drop by n pickup a bbt coz sorry i dont like crepe. if u prefer sit n chat. go other places. if BIG HEAD BOY is too crowd, try ETEA on 22nd or KING YUEN on willington.

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worst. bubble tea. ever.
By susu of vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:33am [Dine in]

The milk teas here are powdery and flavourless. Several times I've had nearly-raw, chalky pearls in my drinks. Other times they're overcooked and mushy. I didn't know it was that hard to cook pearls...if it's not done, don't serve it. Plenty of other bubble tea places won't serve pearls when they're not ready.

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My Favourite Bubble Tea Place
By jaceycori of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 31, 2008 - 2:19am [Dine in]

I like Orange Corner because they use real fruit and milk in their smoothies instead of powders and syrups, which is what most bubble tea places use. Foodwise, it's a great place for snacks. Their deep fried chicken nuggets are good and I also like the satay lamb on rice. For smoothies, I like mango, fresh taro, or avocado. Their smoothies are not as thick as the other bubble tea places but they taste really delicious, so that makes up for it. I go there quite often and would recommend it.

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has potential, but...
By bigmouth of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 2:42pm [Dine in]

The staff seems perpetually slow and confused. Their english skills are extremely poor, and customer service is simply not a priority. The smoothies and food are okay, coffee is abysmal. I always feel unwelcome somehow there, perhaps because of the rather specific crowd it attracts. Such a promising concept and location, but I wonder if it will ever live up to its potential.

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Don't know what they are doing.
By pink0123 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 6, 2009 - 12:31am [Dine in]

I have been to both the burnaby and Kerrisdale's orange corner for a few times. I personally agree with the person below, kerrisdale's food is better than burnaby's. The service in kerrisdale is better too! Lately, during the dinnertime, they started to charge 10% of service fee without noticing me and my friends, and my friends was pretty pissed off. Last time when I was ordering for to go, I was standing in front of the bar, and I saw one of their employees shaving mangos without having gloves on. It questions me about the cleaniness to the drinks that they make. Also I do no think they are using real nutella for the crepes because what they use is actually called "hazelnut nutella", which is different from what crepe cafe has. Although their service is better than the Burnaby, but I find their employees are always rushing. I find it hard to eat with the "ding-dong" sound, and they are always walking back and forth during my meal. Overall, I think this is an average place to hang out with friends, but do not go during fridays or any other after-school period because there are a lot of high school students shouting or running around. It loses the qualities of the restaurant, more like an express, eg. McDonald.

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Slow Service
By mdowler of Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 8:14pm [Dine in]

It's just been half an hour since I've entered their Metrotown location and I just got my bubble tea... no sign of the crepe. Oh, here it is... five minutes later. I recommend ordering "to go" from the counter and sitting down to eat it. They obviously can't manage two customer flows efficiently. Maybe call ahead to order?

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Love the food...
By happy_spork of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

I come here often with my friends when we're wanting a late night snack. I've tried coming here after school to study (cause they have free wireless internet), but there's too many noisy high school kids who come here at the same time. The bubble tea is okay...it depends on what you get (and who's making it). It'll either be really great, or sorta tasteless. The crepes are always good though. The decor is definitely on the trendy side, but it's not horrific. The service is always good, you're helped quickly, and they let you know right away how long the wait will be (if there is a wait).

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