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Hawthorne Beer Market & Bistro5633 176th St, Surrey
First time visit on Valentines Day-2019
By mcjardine of whiterock (39 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 15, 2019 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

Two couples attended and one couple had ala carte, we had the Valentines Special [1 appy, 2 entries, 1 desert]
$55.00. so a free desert. We had the deep fired cheese cake, absolutely terrible. The other couples finally choose their meal. Menu is relatively weak.

Our meal was ok, a nothing special chicken dish with a few veg. and very soggy garlic potatoes. 5/10

Nice cheery atmosphere as we sat in the upstairs area with the fireplace. 6/10 [ a little noisy ]
Very welcoming wait staff. 6/10
Very nice choice of beers 6/10
value or expense 5/10 * quite expensive and small portion.
over all experience and 5/10
Will we again.. doubtful as there are so many better choices.

over all rating 5.5/10

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Tim Hortons14445 64th Ave, Surrey
The most unprofessional Tim Horton's ever!
By Elaineh_123 of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 9:24pm [Take-out]

I've been to this Tim Hortons many many times ONLY because I live maybe 5 mins away from it but almost every single time I've had such a bad experience. Instead of interacting with customers the staff are laughing and joking among themselves which can even be heard through the speaker when ordering food. They are constantly speaking in their own language, and that makes not only the customers feel excluded but i'm sure other staff as well. I don't know what kind of management allows this. I know for a fact that this has gone on for many years and I cannot believe that there are some staff still working that should have been fired long ago. This Tim Horton's is the least professional place I've ever been to and I know many others who agree completely. I do not recommend anyone go here.

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Empire Garden20378 88th Avenue, #100, Langley
Already reviewed this place and was deleted..
By imhungry1968 of fraser valley (3 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

I already sent this review in once and somehow was deleted from the site..makes you wonder

Went there for a dim sum experience, left feeling like second class citizens. We usually go to Luxe in Langley for amazing Dim Sum, we should have not bothered with Empire. Service was the worst i have ever seen at any restaurant, rude, asking for a clean glass is like asking for their wallet. The food was disgusting, oily and cold. this in the middle of the service time ( how steamed food can come out oily still baffles me). Upon leaving and paying for the meal we left a more than adequate tip on the table of 15%. I was rushed after by a "manager" telling me it was no tip on the table. I placed the money on the table myself, so one of the staff must have picked it up. Either way, how incredibly unprofessional of anyone to say we didn't tip. Tipping is not a requirement, it is an extra. Now before i get all the trolls complaining about this comment, I always tip as i have stated ,the food and service was garbage, but i did tip as it is always my custom to do so. The only thing I can do is never go back to this place again and tell people who are looking for food to stay away from this dumpster fire of a restaurant.

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True Confections3701 W. Broadway, #6, Vancouver
A bit pricy, but have to admit the cakes are big slices and taste pretty good
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2019 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

To be honest, ...For $9 - $10 for a piece of cake you can probably see why I don't come here too often.

But I have to admit; I love the cozy ambiance......and their cakes are delicious (get it with whip cream and oh my goodness)

My favourite is the diplomat cake....and as I mentioned when you get whipping cream it's just the best

Definitely a place to come for a special occasion though, or even once in a while for the heck of it (and have a good piece of cake)

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Terrific and Incredible
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2019 - 11:00pm [Dine in]

I don't care what anyone says.....This place is the best.....Awesome prices....Terrific and delicious pasta (and more than enough to fill ones stomach)

I frequent this place often....as it is cheap (actually a real bargain) and the food is very good.....My favourites are the Penne Bombay and the Conchiglie Frutti di Mare (but with no mushrooms)
The pasta sauces are incredibly delicious.

Fill your plate with plenty of pasta....delicious and under $20 (What's not to like) Ok, maybe the wait times on a Friday or Saturday night aren't the greatest......but generally worth the wait

If you are not a big eater....They are also opened for lunch (Monday to Friday / Saturday) I've never been, but hear they are cheaper and portion sizes not as big at lunch.....Oh and don't forget.....if the portions are too big for you.....you can always share with a friend

Certainly plan to come back......Can't wait

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Vassilis Souvlaki Greek Taverna6558 Kingsway, Burnaby
Worst Greek Food Ever!
By sophiatsirigotis of Surrey (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:07am [Dine in]

Came here for dinner with my parents this past weekend as we had never been here but always drove past. My mom and I ordered the moussaka (we asked the waitress if it was fresh and she said it had been made that morning) and my father ordered the roast lamb. After waiting almost 35 minutes for food that is already pre-made (moussaka just needs to be warmed up, same with the roast lamb) our moussaka was OVERCOOKED and had burnt corners! Besides the fact that my piece was half the size of the one given to my mother, we were starving by this point so we just started eating. The vegetables in the moussaka (zucchini, eggplant and potatoes) were RAW. They were not cooked at all.. and were still crunchy as I bit into them. The bechamel sauce had no flavour whatsoever (no cheese either) and overall the whole dish lacked flavour. For almost $20, it was definitely not worth it. It was extremely disappointing as moussaka is one of my favorite foods.
We told the waitress that the moussaka was terrible and her response was "That's good to know.." She didn't make any effort to deal with our complaint, she just ended up disappearing for the rest of the evening.

Overall, a terrible experience both with service and with food.. there are MANY other Greek restaurants in Vancouver that I would recommend over this one. Save your money!

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Hyoga Japanese Cuisine3343 Kingsway, #2, Vancouver
Nice real japanese
By iknowwhatsgood of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

Went here the other day. Restaurant is very small, only about 8 tables. Everyone who worked here appeared to be japanese, if you care about that sort of thing. Had some very unique menu items that I had not seen before. The ambience was "home made" which was endearing in the overall composition of the place. They were not trying to be too fancy (paper napkins for instance), but had attitudes and manners of a high class restaurant. Maybe a high class place that is down on its luck in the decorating department or something. I would class the whole experience as simple but elegant.

The food was quite good, like i said unique options. Very original tastes, the eggplant appetizer (nasu dengaku) which I never had done before, was superbly unique. The rolls were not the classic over-mayonnaised type, but more subtle and to me, authentic. Portions were alright except for salmon sashimi which was very small. However all salmon is fresh wild coho, i didnt have any salmon in any dish that was farmed and suspect that they wouldn't serve it.

Over all, would go there again, especially if i had a friend from out of town that wanted authentic Japanese in a low key place. Large variety of items and really good service. Tea was filled at least 4 times an hour.

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Hamburger Mary's Diner1202 Davie Street, Vancouver
Nothing New to Shout About
By synchro of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

They were closed for the longest time, getting a face-lift I hear. I recently dropped in for a snack and was disappointed. Previously, the food was good, nothing outstanding but solid value.
I ordered a chicken sandwich with a side of fries and a coffee - $20. The 'sandwich' came on a bun with a helping of raw onion rings, lettuce and mayo. So it was a chicken burger, not a sandwich. Imagine a chicken strip, coated with ?something? then deep-fried until black and very crispy. Who serves fried chicken with raw onion rings? The fries were good, the coffee lukewarm. Used to be an iconic spot but I'm not going back.

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Big Daddy's Pizza22709 Lougheed Hwy, #640, Maple Ridge
Rudest staff ever
By Wlcm2DPhreakShow of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:32am [Take-out]

I am not usually one to rant...but, this IS deserved; ABOUT - Big Daddy’s Pizza & BBQ, Maple Ridge, 22709 Lougheed Highway
Suite 640
Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2V6

I was working MR today and went over there, ordered 2 slices, pop and dip, $6.70. I went back to work and ate one slice, on the second slice I pulled off a piece and there was a big hair in it.

I went back over there to show them...I was not rude or loud when I went in, I opened the box and showed the guy behind the counter...THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT;

Staff - (in a VERY rude aggressive tone) THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE, THAT WAS NOT US. YOU ARE LYING, YOU PUT THAT IN THERE.
Me - Excuse me? I am not lying to you. I am a loss prevention officer, I work here in the mall, I am the last person that is going to lie to you.
Staff - NO, YOU'RE LYING, THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE (and then he was starting to say something about ? the morning) THAT DID NOT COME FROM US!
Me - I want my money back!
Staff - NO, I will give you another piece.
Me - No, I don't want to eat your food, I want my money!

So at this point he gives me back the money for one slice. I said I wanted the money back for the dip too...now he is pissed...but gives me that too. At some point here he asks about if I work here (after I already told him I do) in the mall. I pull out my work ID.

He then say's in an angry tone, WHAT'S your name? and I proceeded to give him my ID...then he said something else, I put my ID away.

Staff - I know people at (XX my work XX), I WILL FIND OUT WHO YOU ARE!!
Me - Go right ahead...and while you're at it, lets call the mall security, they ALSO know who I am!!
Staff - I WILL, GET OUT AND DON'T COME BACK!!!
Me - Ohhh I WONT!!!

Now, I am a very calm person, not often do I get that pissed off.

This is the first time in my life I have EVER been spoken to like that by any staff/employee/retail establishment.

This was BY FAR the rudest business I have ever been in.

PLEASE never purchase anything from them ever! Also read other reviews and Fraser health inspection reports.

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White Spot15877 Croydon Drive, Surrey
A Once Standard Go To Restaurant .
By mcjardine of whiterock (39 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

We had a mediocre meal today.Their recommended salad [ by waitress] came without the chicken and the bread.
They were apologetic, however the salad was very tired and had to discard many pieces due wilt/ discoloured, Chicken was tasteless and rubbery [previously cooked and sat out?]]
BEEF DIP [Ok but dip overly salty ] Fish and chips [great[, Breakfast meal [good].Wait staff very good.
I seems as if management should be having a closer quality control on kitchen.This is the fourth time that we left some what dissatisfied with our dining experience..

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Pizza Garden800 Carnarvon St, #255, New Westminster
The BEST Pizza in New Westminster
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2018 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

Just did a lunch pick up here. Super fresh... crust is light and amazing. Generous toppings. Quick service. And make sure you try some of the self serve garlic sauce! PHENOMINAL. 2 slices for 5 bux after tax is a no brainer for a quick lunch!

You must try this place! You will thank me!

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Fresh Slice417 E. Columbia Street, New Westminster
"Fresh" is not the word I would use to describe this restaurant
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 27, 2018 - 11:14am [Take-out]

Came in for a quick lunch take out. 2 pieces and a pop for $5.25. Got one Pesto/Cheese and the other was like Veggie with Sausage. Both pretty much cold. Crust dried out. It was obvious that none of it was fresh. Looked over at the oven to see if something fresh was coming out and I would wait... no dice. Meh lunch. NOT Fresh... probably wont be back. #pizzagardenforlife

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Donair Town485 E Columbia Street, #120, New Westminster
The Most AMAZING Donair in New Westminster
By ErinLauren of North Delta, B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 10:25am [Take-out]

I dont even know where to start. Super clean establishment. Staff is just so courteous and actually care about how the food is produced and presented. Imagine crisp fries on the bottom and then covered in garlic sauce... then a MOUND of chicken, then sprinkled with onion and this amazing mixture of parsley and tomatoes and then another sauce and hot sauce if you like! TO DIE FOR PEOPLE! Order the Chicken Fries!

As for DONAIRS... AMAZING! Chicken, Beef... all tremendous! No added charge for feta even.

You have to try this place! I promise you will love it!

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Fountainhead Pub, The1025 Davie Street, Vancouver
Average, no more
By Norman of Vancouver East (82 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:21am [Dine in]

I went for lunch and ordered a hamburger. Everything was slow except the beer service. Some of the staff seemed friendly, but my server only appeared to take my order and bring it to the table a half hour later. I had to send for him to get the bill. Why, I don't know. The place wasn't even a third full, and there were at least three, maybe four, servers. I noticed that all the food took a half hour to arrive. A woman arrived after me and ordered the same thing I had, and her order took a half hour (I timed it). To top it off, the food was warm, not hot. Nothing wrong with the food or the beer, just the service.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House8611 Alexandra Road, #180, Richmond
Pho was fantastic! fresh and delicious, not oily and health food
By jennyhu of Richmond , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

our group of woman are over 50 years old. we like fresh and not oily and delicious food. pho 99 is our favourite.

I always take a lunch and chat with my friends on weekend at pho 99.

Beautifully cooked pho & spring rolls,

and affordable. Don't miss this place out

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Relish Gourmet Burgers2290 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Not bad
By Norman of Vancouver East (82 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:36am [Dine in]

You go to the counter to order, then they bring the food to your table. The burgers are OK, but since they don't seem to have many customers, I think they could provide leaves of lettuce instead of that chopped stuff. The fries are frozen, and again since they aren't particularly busy, I don't see why they can't do them from real potatoes. It isn't like they don't have the time. The food is tasty, but I don't see anything to make it stand out. Middle of the road, with room for improvement.

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Freshslice Pizza1711 152nd Street, #145, White Rock
I really like their pizzas
By simonfarland21 of Surrey ,B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 9:16pm [Take-out]

I go there almost once a week for a few slice. sometimes for their manager's special.
the staff there are pretty friendly and work efficiently for orders.
pizzas tastes and looks good.
I haven't tried their delivery services so I can't speak on that.
cheers....... ...........
........ ........ ............so many words
i never thought that id grow so old

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
Great Japanese food!
By Bobby45 of Richmond - Steveston (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 9:53am [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant and it was amazing. I had the teppanyaki which was well priced and very good. The person cooking for us was funny and did cool tricks with the food like spinning an egg and tossing it around. The flames were eye opening and I have never seen anything like it before. The food was great and the presentations of the food were interesting and pretty. I would eat here again definitely!

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Banana Leaf1779 Robson St., Vancouver
There's a lot better out there
By synchro of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 8:34pm [Take-out]

I ordered Nasi Goreng, Rendang Beef and Roti Canai. My order took 30min. The Roti Canai was quite greasy and the portion of sauce was too small to finish all the roti canai but the sauce was tasty. I also found the Rendang Beef portion small but again nicely spiced and tasty. The container is barely 3" high. The big disappointment was the Nasi Goreng. The rice was clumped and not mixed well and tasteless. The tiny shrimp were few, overcooked and rubbery - all for $45. I've had much better Roti Canai and Nasi Goreng in Vancouver & New West.

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Green Leaf Cafe9604 Cameron Street, Burnaby
Delightful lunch at the new place in the neighbourhood!! ---
By 3amigos of Burnaby (50 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 10:20am [Dine in]

Green Leaf Cafe opened in our neighbourhood recently, we did a pre-Mother’s Day lunch with daughter & son there yesterday. We arrived at the restaurant just after it had opened its doors at 11:30 am, received welcome greetings upon entering, were shown to a table (w/bench seating on one side, chairs on the other) near the window (views out to Cameron Street, and buildings/greenery over at the Cameron Library/Rec Centre in the background) - menus and tall glasses of cold water quickly followed.

Ambiance: “woody & warm” colours and materials, with ample natural light. Along with some background jazz music, it looked, sounded, and ‘felt’ pleasing.

Service: warm, friendly, and helpfully-attentive throughout our stay.

Food ordered: (Note: I have used names of dishes, and descriptions of ingredients, as per listings provided in the in the restaurant’s menu)

— Spicy Seafood Salad - daily fresh diced sashimi, seasonal greens, Korean style spicy sauce & yuzu ponzu vinaigrette — ‘Bulgogi’ Beef Platter (beef teriyaki) - sweet soy marinated charcoal grilled sliced beef (w/dipping sauce, rice, small potatoes, fresh lettuce greens, w/sliced radish, sprouts, and green beans) — Prawn Fritter (prawn tempura) - deep fried battered prawns (w/dipping sauce) — Green Leaf Signature “Aburi” Platter - six kinds signature aburi oshi: salmon, basil prawn, yukke tuna, mackerel, scallop, and aburi tobiko (w/garnishes of sprouts, sliced olives and hot peppers, pickled ginger, sauces, spices/herbs, and etc).

Dishes arrived in a timely and ‘the’ appropriate sequence. Salad was first, and I believe we all let out rather loud “wows” when it was put on the table - so good looking! And preparation a big yum - ingredients so fresh, bright, and cool, with sauce, dressing, and spices very flavourful and tasty. The prawn tempura arrived next - it looked good, and tasted the same - batter was perfect ’see-through-light’ in texture, and crispy, prawns, large, tender, and sweet. Ordered for Mom (I snuck a taste), she savoured it. The beef teriyaki and aburi platters arrived last, with both presentations receiving appreciative ’wows’. Their preparations offered a fine assortment of distinctive textures, flavours, and tastes - each was well-received and enjoyed. The teriyaki beef was a dish ordered at Mom’s request, but shared by all - everything on the platter well-prepared, and the beef especially tender & sweet. I ordered the signature aburi platter, thought daughter and I just ‘had’ to see and experience it - we, and the others, were not disappointed - the makings were very decently-prepared, flavours and tastes much-enjoyed - it was a “fun” treat.

With our thanks, and good wishes to the hosts, our first time visit to Green Leaf was a most-delightful, and fun dining experience. Welcome to the hood!!

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