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aladdins_girlBurnabySince August 21, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)


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Teahouse Restaurant, The7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Great Place to take the parents
Submitted Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

It might be a little hard to get to right now (because of all the construction going on in the Park), but it's worth it.

We made reservations on a weeknight and were told that for our party of 6 we could choose either 6:15 or 8:30. We chose 6:15, but were surprised because the restaurant was empty for most of the night. We were seated in the atrium and were treated to a beautiful sunset. As the sun set, the tealights glowed creating a beautiful atmosphere. Very romantic.

Our server was exceptional. The water was refilled promptly and the bread was replenished numerous times. She was so nice and tried really hard to make my parents' anniversary special. She even had their dessert decorated to commemorate it.

We ordered some appetizers (the squid and the crab toast). The squid was deep fried with a dark sauce, I think it was a lime sauce. The toast came with a lobster bisque to dip the toast in. They were delicious, but on the small side.

The reason I think their value is exceptional is because of their set meal. For $20, you get a choice of salad or soup, steak frites or fish and a slice of lemon tart. Most of our party (4 out of six) ordered the set meal. I ordered the salad; it was properly dressed with a light dressing. I also enjoyed the beets and cheese. I tried the soup; it was carrot, but it didn't taste like carrot. It tasted better.

I ordered the steak rare, but it came medium rare to medium. I think they might have given me the wrong steak because my boyfriend ordered his medium rare and
was given a steak that was red. I got to try the cassoulet and it was quite tasty. The pork was very tender. I didn't really like the duck or the spicy sausage that came with it.

For dessert, most of us had the lemon tart, but my parents got a creme brulee. I love creme brulee, I love their creme brulee. It was so creamy and had a nice hard sugar top. Perfect mix of creme and sugar. I liked the filling of the lemon tart, but not the crust. It would have been nicer to have a cookie crust instead of the regular pie crust it came on. The filling was just tart enough.

For the six of us, the bill came to $200 including tip. I am so coming back. It's a wonderful, hidden gem with exceptional view.

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District, The13 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Service was amazing
Submitted Wednesday, December 9, 2009 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Being a special night and all, we decided to go to this place because we had both never been here before. Arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. The tables are a little close together and I had to climb over some other chick's jacket to get to the shared bench seat against the wall. The restaurant lighting is low and the candles added a very intimate touch. I like that the meat, cheese, and wine by the glass menus were on chalkboards on the wall. There was a good mix of people inside--- young, old, families, couples, girls' night...

We ordered the Charcuterie Plate. It was good but expensive, "Is this it?" My face fell when I saw the tiny pieces of cheese that accompanied my thin slices of meat. I thoroughly enjoyed the balsamic reduction and the onions that came with the plate. It helped to cover up the cheese I had ordered by mistake, a very costly mistake I might add. This is not the place to TRY new cheeses. Size-wise sure, cost-wise no.

The beef croquettes were good and the grainy mustard it came with was perfect. The fries were okay, but the tarragon mayo made them fantastic. The carbonade (is that a fancy word for stew?) was nothing special, but was well worth it given the amount of meat they were able to jam into the bowl. The bread that came with the charcuterie plate and the carbonade was light and just right for shoveling meat and/or cheese into my mouth.

Our server was very attentive for a packed restaurant. We were able to order our drinks and starter right away. She came back and checked on us constantly. Our empty plates were cleared quite fast and refills were offered without having to ask. I felt at ease and in no way pressured to leave after we finished eating.

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Barefoot Kitchen1725 Davie Street, Vancouver
Go go go... everyone needs to go to this place!
Submitted Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

I have been wanting to try this place for so long, but given that I have a very picky boyfriend, I decided against it... then, as if by some miracle, he suggested that we go there last Friday.

Right off the bat, the service is incredible. We walked down the stairs and our server opened the door for us... I love that when you walk in, all the staff shouts out a welcome. It was about half full when we got there at about 7:00 and we got a window seat. The wait staff is very attentive... they made sure we had everything we needed from soup spoons to chops sticks to forks to knives... drinks, water, refills...

I was excited about the set menu. I ordered the Tonkatsu set meal with the corn soup and kim chee. My boyfriend ordered the Fried Pork Chop with Curry and a salmon avacado roll. The corn soup is awesome. I made my boyfriend try it, and when he told me he thought it was nice, I let him eat more than half of it. The pork was thick and juicy and crispy, I wanted more. The lemon soy sauce it came with was fantastic. Of course I had to try the meal he ordered and the curry was just right. The roll was slow going coming out, but when it finally came, the salmon was very fresh. I was sad that I didn't order the spicy salmon sashimi too... I wasn't crazy about the kim chee, but given the quality of the rest of the food, I was okay with that. The portions are huge as mentioned in previous posts. Our server asked us if we wanted dessert, but we were stuffed full of goodness already. Maybe next time. Awesome value for the price we paid.

The atmosphere of the restaurant is nice. I especially liked the table coverings... On the way to the washroom were some really fantastic firework photos... being by the beach, I thought it was appropriate. Oh, and because it's important to me... the washroom is so clean...

Go go go, everyone needs to go to this place...

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Zocalo2515 Main Street, Vancouver
Early Cinco De Mayo
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

I wanted to celebrate my birthday at a Mexican restaurant, so I googled "Mexican Restaurants Vancouver" and Zocalo popped up. I didn't know what to expect since neither I nor my friends had ever been there before. I made reservations a week before for 10 and everyone showed up at 7pm. The place was steady... not overly busy, but all the tables were full. I was quite surprised by the ambiance. It was a really nice place to chill and talk with friends over drinks. There were some really spicy peanuts on the table, but you know they are hot because of the huge chili peppers in the bowl.

Drinks were quick. Water for everyone and almost every time my friend put her glass down, the server was prompt to fill her glass.

Everyone ordered at the same time, but half the table got their food and the other half had to wait a loooooooong time for theirs. I ordered two dishes (ceviche and queso fundido), my bf ordered one (chicken mole) so that we could share all three. What little food I got was amazing. Whilst in Mexico, I searched for ceviche like this. The cheese thing was awesome--- a ramekin filled with brie cheese and sausage. For $12, my bf got two sad little pieces of chicken in mole sauce. Very good, but I ain't no model. I need food. For the prices, I thought that they would be entree sized meals, not tapas plates. My friend got a tiny piece of mahi mahi that was spicy spicy. Another friend got their tingas and they were big and good.

Half the table ordered desserts and they were wonderful. Not once did I feel rushed to finish up and get out of there. When it came time to pay, there was a little confusion with the bill... I think there's music on Friday nights... There was a guy with a computer in the corner setting up... but we left before he started.

Overall I had a good time: I wasn't stuffed, but felt I should stop somewhere else for more food. Our server was very helpful despite the bill snafu. She answered all our questions and made some good recommendations. I might go back--- I really liked the food, but I can't get over the price for portion size.

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
The Waitress didn't even apologize...
Submitted Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 1:44pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I were late meeting some of our friends in the packed little restaturant last Friday night. After being seated for a total of two minutes, the food arrived for our friends. The waitress, being so skilled and observant, spilled tempura sauce all done my sweater covered arm as she reached over me to place the food on the table. She didn't even notice, but the other server following her with more food apologized for her and even followed me to the washroom with soda to wash it out... While I was fixing this, she then dumped water all over my boyfriend's pants without noticing that either. The only time she realized (and again without apologizing) was when my friend pointed it out to her. Thanks Pochahontas for spilling food on me so I could enjoy the smell of tempura sauce on me at the lounge we went to after the Eatery.

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