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Indian Wok5212 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good choice
By doobie of Burnaby (4 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:35am [Dine in]

We, wife and son, stopped in on a recent Friday night. I have driven by many times and thought the concept of Asian/Indian fusion to be worth a try. There was one other pair when we arrived. The place is clean, setting nothing special, its the food you go to the small mom and pop places for not the lighting or finishings.
We ordered a mixed pakora plate while we looked over the menu. The dished arrived about 10 min. later, it was a combination chicken, white fish and vegetable pakoras, quite good, though the veggie was a little heavy on the breading, maybe needed to hold the spinach and onion together?
We were all hungry and planned on left over so we ordered the Black Bean Chicken, Curried Beef, Beef and Broccoli, Bombay Prawns and a Chicken Fried Rice. It was a a lot of food for three, but hey I don't have to cook tonight!
The Bombay Prawns were a hit, breaded with a light curry flavour and a sticky, slightly sweet sauce, tamarind possibly?
Black Bean Chicken had had the right amount of tang. The Chicken Fried Rice was flavourful, though a touch dry. Beef and Broccoli was very good. Personally I wasn't a big fan of the Curried Beef, more Chinese than Indian on this one, this could be a fun dish if they used a vindaloo or masala instead.
Over all a good experience, I'd give it a 7 out of 10 and we do plan to go back, would make a good compromise when you can't decide between Indian or Chinese.
Oh yah, bill came to around $75, but that was a lot of food, essentially 6 plates and a meal for home.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Not just quantity served here, but quality
By gabaqueen of ottawa (9 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

Saddened to see such negative reviews for Anton. I really like it for the quantity AND the quality. And it seems to me that many others in this city do so as well, as there always is a line. I had lunch here recently and had to queue outside the restaurant for a seat. And as for the quantity, take me seriously when I say that the portion sizes are extra large. If you eat here, most of the times you will end up with a take-out portion that can easily last you two or three days.

The pasta is delicious and so despite it being expensive you don't mind spending a bit extra for it. I have not been able to try everything on their menu because it is so extensive but one dish I really enjoy is the linguine alla siciliana, which is linguine with red peppers, and anchovies. They also add olives in a very spicy tomato sauce, which is mouth-watering good. The ambience is very nice and relaxed, which is partly set by the waiters themselves, always cheery and happy-go-lucky.

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Fraser Park Restaurant4663 Byrne Road, #103, Burnaby
Now I'm Dining In Industrial Parks
By Digby_Scallops of out there (50 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 8:15pm [Dine in]

After watching a segment of Diners, Drive ins & Dives some time ago, we finally made the trek from Surrey to Burnaby to give it a try last Sat morning. It had been several years since I was in this area, golfing at Riverway, and it has changed.

Fraser Park is located virtually at the south end of Bryne Rd in an industrial park, a stones throw from the river. It is open only for breakfast & lunch, closed Sundays & holidays. Presumably it started out serving just the local businesses, but now clearly has much more of a dedicated following.

Don't expect fancy here. It is pretty much what you might expect of a cafe in an area like this. The attraction is evident as soon as you walk through the door. Large menu, very reasonable prices & huge portions. Friendly staff.

You place your order at the counter, pay up front & are given a number. You then wait for an available table. Coffee & tea are self serve, unlimited. As we were entering the cafe a regular told us to try the Deluxe German Breakfast and suggested we share it. It came with an omllette, bacon, ham, German sausage, potatoes, schnitzel & toast. "Hot sauce" available on the side. Be afraid, very afraid.

The tab for this was $11.50. If you want to pass on the schnitzel, deduct $3 & just call it the German Breakfast. As you might suspect, this is more than enough for any two normal people, but not surprisingly many individuals ordered one for themselves, including the lady who sat beside us. I'm thinking she took some home.

This is no place for anyone seeking privacy. Pretty much communal dining. Service was very prompt considering how busy it was. Food was hot. Not exactly gourmet dining but you certainly got your money's worth. We arrived just after 11AM. By the time we left the line up was out the door, so I'm not sure what the plan is when the food comes out & there is no where to sit. There are some tables outside, but not under cover. Will come back to try some other items.

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New Lakeview Seafood & Wuntun7765 6th Street, Burnaby
Food sucks
By Musicqueen88 of new west (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 7:34pm [Delivery]

I will never order from here again. I ordered delivery and after an entire hour I called to see where my food was. They told me oh sorry so busy driver on the way. When it arrived it was cold. I called to complain and the guy who answered was ignorant and had no excuse for me. I don't mind waiting for delivery if it is hot but my food was cold. Don't waste money on this place.

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Horizons100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
New Year's, not great
By Lobo47 of Burnaby (18 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2015 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

I wouldn't do New Year's at Horizon's again,
Expectations, we'd like to think the best of Horizon's but they misunderstand what high prices and New Year's implies. This was a money grab and I'm not entirely pleased.
1. Four people, $440, including tip. They added tip at 18%. no discussion.
2. Food, salmon wellington? Salmon stuffed into pastry, (not filo), maybe easy to process in the kitchen, but not great. Lamb roast, okay but boring. No imagination. Something I'd do first time cooking lamb. Filet mignon, not bad. Lobster bisque, flat out boring and watery. Salad, too much brie and no flavour. Cheesecake? Processed, low quality, gummy. Tasty, yes, but not the real deal.
3. No music until perhaps 11:15? Just kitchen clatter and people talking. New Year's, music, anyone see a connection? I guess not. Music was DJ, cheap sound system, (I have better at home), and the music didn't carry into the restaurant. Sat by the window, all we heard was bass thumping.

There was no "party"nothing special. Just a money grab. Peter, the waiter, nice enough. He did alright.

To Horizon's management get out and go to some of the other parties around town and see what "New Year's party" at $90 / plate implies. I'm okay with the price, but you have to work a bit harder, do more, care more. I've been to your website, you seem proud of your chef. He was probably on holidays because this was plain bad.

Yes, I'm annoyed because I switched venues this year taking a chance on a new spot and Horizon's didn't deliver.

Happy New Year! I'll check back in a couple of years, maybe a low risk lunch.

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Club Ilia8902 University High St, Burnaby
Nice little cafe/bistro/club/bar/pub on Burnaby Mountain
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (69 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - 10:12am [Dine in]

I've been to Club Ilia for lunch a couple times with friends and have enjoyed both times. It gets busy over lunch which is testimony to its popularity with locals. Menu is pizzettas, sandwiches and burgers, salads, pasta, and other typical pub/bistro fare. I've tried the Rueben and the graduate burger and both were very good. Service is efficient, there are a variety of beers available, and the atmosphere is cozy.

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Denny's5605 Kingsway, Burnaby
Just okay.
By mi7kahn of Buranby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 29, 2014 - 12:09am [Take-out]

Hmmm...not really sure if this was just a one-time thing, but my experience wasn't that great at Dennys. My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to eat breakfast at and found Dennys in a last minute resort. I am not really a fussy eater, and don't have too many expectations when it comes to places like these, but I found the food to be a little under what I was expecting, even for Dennys standards. While she opted for the veggie skillet, I ordered the fit slam "protein" which are: egg whites mixed with tomatoes and spinach, a muffin and two pieces of turkey bacon. Sounds like a big ole hearty breakfast full of protein that cant go wrong...but it did. I could barely taste the spinach and tomatoes, and the turkey bacon tasted rubbery and nothing like it. I went for the protein because I thought it would be packed, but it tasted more like the light version of it. For the prices we paid, was a little disappointed.

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Ebo4331 Dominion Street, Burnaby
Great Hotel Restaurant choice in Burnaby
By mi7kahn of Buranby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

Located inside the Delta Hotel, Ebo is definitely one of those restaurants you go to for a business lunch and really enjoy it, even if the "business" part didn't go so well. I have been here only a handful of times, one for business, and the other for happy hour and dinner but on all occasions the food has been more than amazing. You'd think that a restaurant in a casino could not have such fine dining and good food, eh? Back to the food, their mussels are never bad, and their linguini is really good. I am not much of a salad person but even here I liked their caesar. Not really the place I would frequent a lot because of the prices on the menu, but I'd definitely give it a shot if you are in the area.

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Abdul BBQ4500 Kingsway, #1691, Burnaby
You'd never think you could find great shawarma here...
By mi7kahn of Buranby (9 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - 5:53pm [Dine in]

One of my Moroccan friend's presented me this place and at first I was quite skeptical of it. I mean, good shawarma in a Chinese mall? Who would've thought. But one bite at the beef shawarma and mmmm, there's no going back. I don't get why people complain about the prices though. Portions are quite large, and by large I mean HUGE even for a glutton like me the shawarma was filling. Even the medium can be a little spicy, so make sure to go for mild if you cannot tolerate much heat.

Tip: bring cash. No credit cards are accepted.

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Kawawa Ramen4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
DON'T GO THERE. It is a fake "ramen shop" owned by a Korean dude who clearly doesn't know what he is doing.
By takerum of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 22, 2014 - 10:19am [Dine in]

DON'T GO THERE. IT IS A FAKE "RAMEN SHOP" OWNED BY A KOREAN DUDE WHO CLEARLY DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE IS DOING.

I am from Japan and have had ramen all my life. I must say it is probably the worst "ramen shop" I have ever been to, if we can even give it that name. Today I ordered miso ramen and there was so little soup in the bowl that I had a hard time slurping the noodles. The noodles weren't even authentic Japanese ramen noodles, they were some kind of weird store-bought thin Chinese noodles that were so tough to chew on. No real consistency that you can expect for ramen noodles. Authentic Japanese ramen should have its soup almost up to the top of the bowl, and the noodles should have great texture, consistency and thickness and be SUBMERGED in the soup. And one more thing, KIMCHI DOESN'T BELONG ON MISO RAMEN!! Just because you are Korean, don't assume that you can contaminate Japanese miso ramen with Korean kimchi. They don't go well together.

Not to mention the unfriendly, indifferent attitude I received from the waiting and kitchen staff from China or Hong Kong or who knows where. It is a far cry from the polite, smiley and courteous service you would expect from a true Japanese restaurant.

DON'T GO THERE, if you are looking for a real ramen experience. I was truly offended as a Japanese today.

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Not up to the hype
By madkins of vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

Sadly I have to echo what other people are saying here about Anton's...the amount of time one has to spend waiting to get a seat and the actual experience eating there is not worth your time or money. Yes, the portions served are huge and if you take the leftovers home they can serve you as food for days, but during my last visit I was not really sure I wanted to take home my food and continue to eat it.

The line-ups are huge, even when I came at a non peak hour. It is a bit disappointing that despite arriving before it got crowded (quarter to five) it was still difficult to find a table. If this is what it is like at a non-crowded hour, how will it be during normal ones? And this is even when we had made a reservation! 50+ minutes is too much for me when it is supposedly not peak time.

The food was bland and the quality of the pasta is not that great. My linguine pescatore lacked taste and the fettuccine tasted undercooked and with a taste-less tomato sauce. I took two bites of it and knew something was off. My date did not seem to enjoy his meal either. The service was not much better, to say the least. The staff was almost non-existent and quite uninterested in attending us, which was a pity. If it were not for the drinks or the lasagna, which they almost forgot to bring, I would have deducted another star.

If you are planning on coming here, think about quantity and not quality. There is better quality Italian out there. Seriously. I am saddened to say this because Anton's is a famous restaurant that has been around for a while.

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Ramies Restaurant4287 Kingsway, #9, Burnaby
Trying it for the first time, won't be returning food sub par
By camshaft of cloverdale (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

I like purchasing the entertainment book so that it forces me to try new restaurants out of my area. Normally this is a great experience and I get to enjoy a great meal.
Unfortunately Ramies is not one and I will not be returning anytime soon.

Normally I would order chicken souvlaki but decided to try something different. And I ordered the chicken with lasagna
The chicken was pretty good but the lasagna was disgusting and Ramies should be embarrassed to be serving it. It was a dish of baked pizza sauce and noodles with cheese on top. Had no flavor or seasoning and shouldn't even be called lasagna. It was so bad I couldn't eat it.... I have ordered lasagna from the local pizza place 1/4 cheaper and it was better.

With alot of positive reviews I was expecting something better but driving from surrey to Ramies was a complete waste of time..

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Days Thai7245 Canada Way, Burnaby
My Favourite Thai In Burnaby
By kawai gaijin of Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

I spend half of the year in Osaka and I eat in a lot of restaurants in Vancouver as well as Japan, and I can truly say that James' little hole in the wall Thai food restaurant on Canada Way is excellent value and always a good dining experience. I live too far away for delivery, so I can't comment on that, but there is always room in the place when I go after 7 PM for dining in. My son loves the chicken and beef satay with peanut sauce, and my daughter is crazy about the lettuce wrap dish that is so good. My wife and I usually share 3 or 4 curry dishes and a stir fry between us. We never finish everything, but that's OK, we love left-overs! Give it a try, you'll like it.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes9855 Austin Ave, #173, Burnaby
Food was horrible.
By keeper14 of Port Moody (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2014 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

My husband, Aunt and myself stopped in there for lunch after shopping at Lougheed Mall. I ordered the grilled chicken, bacon burger and my husband and Aunt got the double BLT sandwich. All of the meals had bacon that was sloppy and undercooked. The lettuce on all three was wilted and gross and the bread on the sandwich and bun on the burger (which was supposed to be grilled and wasn`t) were soggy. We were tight for time so suffered through what we could eat. We told the waiter that the food wasn`t that great and all he offered was ``sorry but I`ll still have to bill you``. We paid and left very unsatisfied with the experience. Don`t think we`ll every waste our time trying that location again.

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Brokenrice Vietnamese Restaurant4088 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Freaking GROSS - Vegetarians BEWARE
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

I got the vegetarian vermicelli bowl. The receipt even said VEGETARIAN SPRING ROLL vermicelli bowl. I was starving and ate quickly. I was half way through the sesond spring roll when I realized they were PORK. NOT an acceptbale mistake. I feel sick. DO NOT go there if you are veggie.

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Cotto Enoteca Pizzeria6011 Hastings Street, Burnaby
great pizza in North Burnaby
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 27, 2014 - 3:49pm [Take-out]

I've dined here a couple of times in the past year. What I remember most is how loud it gets inside with the high ceiling and music cranked. My first choice for Italian food in N.Bby was down one block but is now closed, so I thought I'd try Cotto again for take out. Kept it simple with a couple of pies and a salad. The pizzas are small but it's the quality that makes them shine....thin crust and not overloaded with toppings. If you want to get stuffed or feed the kid's soccer team, go to Pizza Hut. One small suggestion to the staff....if someone has ordered salad with their takeout, please don't pack it with the hot food - warm salad is sad.

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Kawawa Japanese Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #E15, Burnaby
Horrible food
By Maria regala of Metro town (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

We had a lunch today with my kids 10/25/2014 11:30am. The food is horrible, chicken/beef teriyaki is so cold, chicken karagee is not cook properly, smelt fish is so cold and mostly everything! When we get home we got sick (stomach ache).. Is just really horrible.. I don't really want to recommend this restaurant to anyone for what happen! We won't coming back and i will tell the world how horrible is their food.. I think they keep the leftover food and used it the next day! Thats bad.. Shame on you whoever working in the kitchen you know your food is old or uncooked you still serving it!

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Little Billy's Steakhouse6785 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
two Solids and two Medoicres
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

First the "Solid" features....The ambiance is warm, dark wood and cosy. The service was professional and courteous. Free parking.

The Mediocre.... The saganaki appetizer was great. The greek salad and Kalamari was your usual fare. But the Prawn Souvlaki was bland and all the accompanying cooked vegetables were just taking up space.

The volume of the music was too high. It made speaking to others at our table an effort. The other patrons talking added to the volume (which I know you can't do much about).

It's great that there's a place like this in North Burnaby and big eaters would probably like it.

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Cristos Greek Taverna4624 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Food - Romance and Dancing - You cannot say no
By AnitGreek of Surrey , B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2014 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

Last Saturday my friend and I decided to go out for Greek food. I suggested Cristos in Burnaby because I had been in the restaurant before and the food was great. My friend came along mostly because I told her that there was going to be belly dancing - and she wanted to see the show.

We arrived at 7 PM and we were treated with a smile at the door. The man wearing a costume from the Greek islands (as he told us) informed us that we were just in time for the show. We started with calamari (to die for) and as the food arrived so did the belly dancer. A very pretty Brazilian girl named Carla entertained us. Everyone was clapping and from time to time all the customers were screaming "OPA" and laughing as the staff kept breaking plates down by the bar.

My friend ordered the lamb shoulder and I ordered the special which was "lamb cigar" or as we were told a meat pie, made with fylo and lamb (rolled like a fat cigar); and all the spices. It was so tasty... from another world for $15 - with rice, potatoes, pitta, Greek salad and satziki. I never tasted such food before and we were told that this food is not made in any other Greek restaurant. Apparently, the owner (Leo - the man with the costume) from time to time goes back to his childhood memories and he creates all types of different Greek dishes. He also prepares and makes Greek coffee for the customers and then he reads the coffee cup - not that we tried that!

Of course, the night was not over. Down below, there was a BD party. The staff sang happy BD and they took the older woman by the bar to break a plate. She just did not want to do it. We heard her saying that she never broke a plate in her life. But eventually she agreed to do it for the "Good Luck!". And then the owner took 2 young customers and danced a greek song with them around the tables. That was fun to watch. Truly cultural!

As we were commenting on the food and the ambience of the restaurant - real wonderful plants hanging from the roof and big flowery plants adding to the floor decor - suddenly the lights dimmed to a minimal and the Greek music changed to a soft loving music by Julio Inglessias. Only the candles by the cables were on. We started laughing because we could not believe the coincidence. Romance in a Greek restaurant. Now, the owner was circulating around the tables, wearing a white lab coat pretending to be a scientist, offering every single customer "test tube babies"; actual test tubes having a small amount of alcohol. That's Greek hospitality he said to give something back to the customers. Wow... that little drink was delicious... Lemoncello and Merlot wine and Cinzano and whatever else.

Apparently the owner dances all the time and he treats all customers like they are his friends. And the server told us that sometimes they sevre small jello shooters for free! I don't know if there is another restaurant that does this but I know that... my friend and I spent a night in Greece. What a night! What a delight!

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Thai Cafe4160 Hastings St, Burnaby
GOod Thai
By princessgaga of burnaby B.C. (120 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 1:01am [Dine in]

pad thai and a curry. Both very good. Pad thai tasted as it should... NOt too salty as other review said ,, just perfect. Spring roll was full and crispy - perfect. CUrry also very good. A good basic thai joint I'd return r

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