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aquadlVancouverSince October 26, 200844 Reviews
Average Rating
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  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (3)
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Roc Seafood Restaurant, The5688 Main Street, Vancouver
Food was okay, but they will nickel and dime you to death
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 1:49pm [Dine in]

Went there for dim sum.

Had the regular dishes such as Har gow, Siu Mai, spring rolls, sticky rice, beef balls and Fried Pork dumpling.

All the dishes came out hot and on time. Taste was okay.

It would have been a good meal, but they will charge you for everything.

We had 2 glasses of water for the kids as they do not drink the tea .... 40 cents each.

And the kids still got charge for the tea ... 40 cents each.

They take credit cards, but no where did it say there was a minimum ($25) or else they charge $2 extra.

In the end, they did not give me a cash register receipt, when I paid in cash, until I asked for one, hmmmm?

I know times are tough, but nickel and dime-ing your customer puts a bad taste in their mouths.

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Sun Yee Chinese Restaurant5728 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
"War Choy" family dinners
Submitted Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

Went here on Mar 23rd for dinner.

10 of us ... reserved for 6:30pm

Arrived on time and seated promptly.

We ordered the 6 item + special choice dinner for $83.88.

We ordered Hot Pots, shrimp & eggs, fish dishes, veggies and meat plates.

The selections came out hot and the plates were very substantial.

The dinner started with the house soup and ended with Red bean dessert.

Tea was topped up quickly and cold water was refilled.

Best of all was the food does not contain too mush MSG.

Great food, lots of it (great value), good choices on the "War Choy" menu.

had enough to bring home for lunch the next day.

Will definitely be back !!!
They take credit cards also.
Parking is available on the street
W/C was acceptable.

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One Restaurant, The5908 Kingsway, Burnaby
Party of 18 for Lunch on a Sunday
Submitted Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

Arrived at 11:30am on a Sunday morning.

We had a large party of 18 and they were able to accommodate the large group.

We ordered quickly, the food came out pretty quick.

This Taiwanese restaurant did not disappoint!!

The found was hot and the food was tasty.

We ordered everything from the Wonton Noodles, to the Fried Rice and Hot & Sour soup. Other ordered pan fired egg plant, sweet & sour pork meal, beef curry with Veggies on rice, the "one" DF chicken with rice and the deluxe Pork steak.

The amount of each order could have fed 1.5 - 2 people..

The waitress and the server were very friendly and responsive, but they were very busy as the restaurant filled up.

The music was a bit loud at time, but the music video were pretty good.

The water closet was clean and the restaurant ambiance was very upbeat.

We will definitely go back again !!

Well done "The One", you are number 1 !!!

BTW, they do take credit cards, but only Mastercard

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Tonkin4288 Main Street, Vancouver
Newlt opened !!! Heard that the food was great and abundant.
Submitted Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

Came here with the family the other night.

Walked in at 6:30pm on a friday evening.

We were the only ones there !?!?!

It was dinner time, where were the patrons?

Heard from my sister that the food was good and the Pho soups contains lots of meats and noodles.

We order 2 special As ... 10 dollars for Pho, one spring roll and a can of pop.

The meal came out fast and was hot.

The soup base was very good, and tasty not much MSG.

The sliced beef was very dry and not much other meats - one meat ball, very little beef tripe and flank.

Overall, I would say the amount was not sufficient - noodles specifically.

Water closet was clean, restaurant was pretty basic, but clean (new coat of paint) ... kitchen looked very clean/new also.

They did have a 15% discount for the grand opening.

But even with the 15% discount, the amount of noodles was not sufficient.

Will we come back? Maybe try the other menu items!!

But my recommendation to the owners would be to be consistent, we had lots of noodles in the Pho soup on one visit, but very little noodles in the next Pho we order on a different day.

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Dragon Lord Cafe6181 Fraser Street, Vancouver
HK Style Restaurant on Fraser Street
Submitted Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 10:24am [Dine in]

Having walked past this establishment 1 a couple of weeks ago, we finally decided to give this place a try.

First impressions on walking in were that the restaurant looked very well kept. I spoke with the friendly waitress and ask her if they were newly opened (looks very clean), she said that they have been open for approx one year. Clean restaurant usually equates to clean kitchen.

We (2 adults & 2 kids) sat down at one of the booths. Menus came quickly and hot tea also.

The kids first questions was, "Is there WiFi here?" They brought the iTouchs with them. They quickly located a ShawOpen signal. We logged in .... voila ... WiFi is alive.

We ordered 3 items:
(1) Beef Brisket with flat noodles - very substantial and flavour was good !
(2) House Fried Noodles - lots of seafood, veggies and meats on top of chrispy noodles - good size !!
(3) Fish Fillet on Creamy Corn Sauce - We always have this selection at other HK Style Cafes and used this as a benchmark. I would say that this meets the mark, lots of rice, big chunks of fish and lots of cream corm.

Included with each selection was a hot drink. We chose 2 Horlicks and one Ying Yeung. The trio arrived hot and not sweetened. Glad that we could adjust the amount of sugar in each drink.

We have more than enough to chow down on, even brought some leftovers home !!

They also had a wide screen TV showing Chinese programming.

As an FYI, it is Cash Only Establishment, which more and more HK Style restaurants are doing these days. I guess every percentage counts towards the profits.

Cost was approx $8.50 for each of the noodle and rice dishes and $6.95 for the soup bowl.

It was a very rainy and miserable night in Vancouver, even that did not stop the patrons from coming in.

Did not use the W/C, so cannot rate it.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
Group of 13 went for a Bday, Mother's Day dinner
Submitted Monday, May 14, 2012 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

We made a reservation for a group of 13 for a saturday.

Upon arriving, we were greeted and seated quickly.

Glass of water arrived quickly.

Ordered drinks came soon after.

We all ordered off the anniversary menu, $18 for a 4 course dinner.

Most of us ordered the Greek Salad, while a few ordered the Organic Salad.

My dad likes the berry dressing on the Organic salad, the greek salad was not bad either.

Almost everyone had the appetizer of Kalamari.

For the main, we each ordered either the Shrimp, Chicken or Pork souvlaki.

These were slow to come out, but the restaurant was packed and they were doing there best.

Once the mains arrived, they were excellent. The chicken was tender, the garlic shrimp was spectacular and the Pork not bad. The mains came with Lemon potatoes and rice. There was more than enough food for one person, we actually took some home.

There was one mistake, I ordered the Chicken, but they gave me shrimp. I mentioned this to the waitress and without hesitation she said, keep your meal, as everyone already had theirs, and she brought out the missing chicken souvlaki - did not even take back the shrimp.

Now that is GREAT GREAT customer service !!

Dinner ended with dessert, it was a amazing, Hot, flakey filo pastry and filled with custard. It was outstanding.

Overall bill came to approx $245.00, we added a generous tip on top of that.

Overall, food was excellent, service was great and W/C were clean.

We will definitely be back to try this place again !! Highly recommended.

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Enjoy Cafe8171 Westminster Hwy, #200, Richmond
Great "Hong Kong" Style Restaurant
Submitted Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 8:55am [Dine in]

Came here for lunch last Wednesday.

Seated quickly, got the hot tea immediately.

Ordered Beef Brisket Chowmein and Fish/Corn sauce on rice. Both portions were served quickly and piping hot. The portions were quiet substantial for the price. Both meals came with a complimentary hot drink.

My kids enjoyed the food, as did my wife.

W/C was clean and large (not like some other Chinese restaurants I have been to, where the W/C are tiny).

Ambiance - cleaner than most HK style restaurant I have been to.

Wait staff was friendly and helpful.

Another bonus is that they accepted Visa.

Also Free parking is available.

They also have 3 private rooms that can fit 8-10 people and one large room.

Will definitely come back.

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Pantry Restaurant, The3051 St. Edwards Drive, Richmond
Where is the service?
Submitted Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:16am [Dine in]

Went here on a Wednesday night for dinner .. its Family night (8 of us).

Got seated quickly, but given the regular menus. Had to ask the waitress for the family night menus.

She came back 15-20 minutes later with the menus and said that she does not usually work on Wednesday, so did not know about the special menus.

She gave us the menus, we waited another 20 minutes for her to come back to take our orders.

The place was staffed with 2 waitress, but was almost empty, I think I saw another 2 couples.

We were planning to get up and leave, having waited for so long ... arriving at 7 and ordering at 8pm.

We finally ordered, which was quick.

Food was overly salty, but the waitress was there to ask how things were.

Overall, not worth what we paid and also the automatic tip of 15% was surprising given that we waited and waited for our menus and then our food.

This will remind me never to come back to this location, as we have had bad service before also.

Three strikes now and we will not return again.

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Happy Donair & Grill403 West Broadway, Vancouver
Around the Cambie & Broadway corridor
Submitted Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 2:30pm [Dine in]

Was doing some business at the bank the other day around lunch time.

Walking towards No Frills, we past by a Red Awning - Happy Donair.

The three of us went in and ordered the Chicken Donair with a Pop each.

Inside the establishment was very very clean, the W/C was also clean.

The manager/Owner pair were very nice and service was great

When the donairs were ready, they served it to our table.

Wow, it was huge, lots of fresh chicken, vegetables and sauce.

I could not finish it there, so I brought home, my kids enjoyed the rest of my donair.

Overall, it fills you and it tastes really good and even though this is a small business, food was spectacular.

I will definitely return for another choice.

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant4989 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Haven't been to this location since the name change.
Submitted Monday, September 26, 2011 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

Came in at 7pm.

Dining room was packed.

Our table was ready and the waiters brought the complimentary tea quick.

We had out of town guests, so we need a quick dinner, as they were leaving the next day.

Ordered the set dinner for 6 - all seafood items.

Food came out hot and quick. Food was tasty, but portions were a bit small. Also came with the complimentary red bean dessert.

W/C was cleaner than most Chinese restaurants ... a positive here.

Will come back and try the a la cart menu next time, heard that the portions are larger.

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Grille, The8400 No. 6 Rd, Richmond
Outstanding ... rivals the KEG, but better value
Submitted Monday, September 26, 2011 - 5:00pm [Dine in]

Decided to go here for a family outing.

Heard that the Prime Rib was good.

Setting was in the clubhouse of a local golf course, beautiful views of the greens, lots of parking and ambiance was great.

We made a reservation for 16, when we arrived our table was set and ready.

This place was hopping, as there was a golf tournament going on also. That did not lessen the service, service was attentive and refills of drinks were on time.

W/C was very clean.

Ordering, 14 of us tried the Prime Rib done to 8 oz and 6 oz portions. It came with daily vegetables and scalloped potatoes. Also server was bread. Drinks, non-alcoholic were reasonably priced and came with free refills.

The Prime Rib was done to perfection. We ordered it medium rare and it came out as expected. Well done to the chefs at The Grille @ Country Meadows.

Gratuities was included, at 15%, service was well worth this amount.

We will definitely go back again and again.

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Balkan House7530 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
Reasonably priced, nice ambiance, great service
Submitted Saturday, December 25, 2010 - 11:40am [Dine in]

When there yesterday for lunch ... 8 kids 8 adults.

Seated quickly as the place was not that busy. The restaurant was clean and tidy, tables were set nicely.

Most of the adults ordered the Roasted Veal andthe kids the Schnitzels. The meal came with bread, soup and greek like salad. Soup was good, bread added a good filler and the salad was good. The portion of the Veal was good, but the gravy was way too salty .. needed lots of water. My SIL has been there before and she noted the saltiness also, her pervious visits, the gravy was not as salty.

Washrooms were clean and the tables settings were nice.

Over all, a very good first experience (other than the Salty gravy).

Would recommend other enjoy it also, I would definitely come again (as long as the gravy was not that salty).

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Lin Chinese Cuisine and Tea House1537 West Broadway, Vancouver
Served Hot and Tasty
Submitted Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

Went to Lin's with some friends and my family.

Service was prompt, filled our teapots regularly and asked us how everything was.

Ordered the SS Fish, Shanghai Noodles, House fried Rice, Hot & Sour Soup and the Siu Loong Bao. Everything was hot and tasty. sufficient for the 7 of us. The bill came out to 66 buck before tips ... not bad.

Good friends, Good conversation and followed it up with Outstanding food.

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Sapodilla Restaurant967 West Broadway, Vancouver
Great breakfasts over the last many years !!
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

As you can see by my ratings, we have enjoyed breakfast here on many many occasions. Helen and Margaret have been kind, friendly and very good people.

i heard today, that tomorrow, August 31st 2010 will be their last day. closing because it is time for the cook to retire. We will miss you and your great food!! Take Care.

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Good Choice Restaurant6007 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Good Choice Restaurant will not be my choice next time.
Submitted Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:33pm [Dine in]

Went there with the family a couple of days ago.

We were seated quickly.

Deciding what to order, we choice the Dinner for 6 for $98.

Thinking this would be a quick and good dinner, we thought otherwise.

The menu items were as follows:

1- Minced Chicken in Creamy Corn Soup
2- Spring Rolls
3- Beef Tenderloin in Gourmet Sauce
4- Breaded Almond Chicken
5- Prawns with Vegetables
6- Dry Garlic Spareribs
7- Bean Curd & Assorted Meat Hot Pot
8- Yeung Chow Fried Rice

I would say only items 2 and 7 were passable.

Most of the items were tasteless and was definitely not enough to feed 6 adults.

I definitely did not like items 4, 6 and 8 ... too oily, no taste and all batter. Not much meat at all.

I know this meal was meant for non-asians, but wanting to try it (we are chinese), we were not happy.

value was really poor ... definitely not worth $98 dollars.

W/C was small, but clean

Restaurant ambience was okay, there were table clothes, non-chipped plates and tea was refilled quickley and 2 large LCD TVs.

As I mentioned in the title ... Good Choice Retaurant will not be my choice again.

Sorry, I can find better, tasteful food for less and is more substantial.

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Provence Marinaside1177 Marinaside Cres, Vancouver
DOV2010 - Ambiance, Food & Service
Submitted Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 8:20am [Dine in]

Went here with the wife last night for DOV 2010.

Arrived at 6:30pm with a reservation. We were seated at a 2 person table quickly by the staff by the front windows - what an amazing view of the False Creek Waterfront. Positve experience #1.

Waitress quickly attended to us, offering water and a bit of time to look over the menu. She also mentioned the DOV menu and answered all wine and food related questions. Positve experience #2

The complimentary bread arrived shortly after.

My wife ordered the Seafood antipasto and and I the Smoked fish - both were amazingly good and substantial. Positve experience #3

For the main course, I ordererd the Beef Tenderloin AAA Canadian beef, red wine and peppercorn jus roasted vegetables, pomme frites ( it was cooked to perfections ) and my wife ordered the Prawns Provençal wild pacific prawns, garlic, parsley, brandy, butter sauce seven grain rice, zucchini spaghetti and it was delicious. We had the recommended wines, as per the DOV 2010 Menu. Positve experience #4

For Dessert, we were offered anything from the regular dessert menu - that is a nice touch, as it gives the clients more choice. - I had the Double Kaluha chocolate Cake - very rich and my wife had the Dessert special - pinapple with upside down cake and vanilla ice cream on top ... perfect dessert to top of the perfect dinner !! Positve experience #5

Ambience of the restaurant was very nice, the restaurant was bustling and wait staff was attentive. The w/c was clean, but very small ... oh well, more space for the customers to enjoy the food !!

Good Company, Good place, good food, what else could one ask for. Positve experience #6

Will definitely be back .. even if it is not DOV.

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Ikea Restaurant & Cafe3320 Jacombs Rd., Richmond
Week day Specials at 50% off the list price
Submitted Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 8:45am [Dine in]

Went there with the family on friday for the 2.99 Fish & Chips special.

Ambience - okat ... you normal cafeteria style setting

Service - you get it yourself, but the cashier was really helpful, even offering to take the tray to your table. The girl behind the food counter seemed stressed ... but can't complain, she is doing her job.

Value - is amazing, can feed the whole family for under 20 bucks. We have 4 Fish & Chips special and 2 kids meals (comes with milk)

Food - the F & Cs were good and hot. The pieces were not small, but average size and were battered not breaded. The Kids menu, for 1.99, you get choice of meatballs or Mac&Cheese with side fries.

They have a different special each weekday .. from quiche to Stuff salmon to organic pasta ... I think I would definitely try this place again.

Of course, I come for the $1.00 breakfast (includes coffee) on occassion also ... what a deal.

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Kentizen Fusion Lounge88 W Pender Street, #2029, Vancouver
review earlier ... was a good deal for lunch
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

I have been here more than a few times now.

I love Salmon sashimi and each time I came I really enjoyed it.

came here in mid december, they no longer give Salmon or Tuna sashimi, just those thinly sliced salmon pieces on rice .... could eat 50 of those ( of course without the rice) and it would be equivalent to 5 piece of sashimi before.

Value is still good for lunch, but it is no longer Outstanding.

W/C still clean, some parts inside were broken/worn, but still okay.

Ambiance is outstanding, clean, lots of room.

Service is good also.

Won't be coming here as much now .... no sashimi.

BTW, they still validate parking.

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New Lakeview Seafood & Wuntun7765 6th Street, Burnaby
Small Chinese Restaurant in a strip mall
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

Went there with the wife and kids last weeks. The place was not too busy when we arrived at 6:30pm.

Ordered 4 items and rice - Chicken & Broccoi, Beef Hot Pot, Cod and Tofu Hot Pot and Shrimp with Eggs. Other chinese places I have gone to give a free house soup and dessert afterwards, this place did not.

Overall the meal was okay, but the Beef hot pot andthe Cod and Tofu hot pots had too much MSG in them (had to drink lots of water when I arrived home). Also the beef hot pot was too salty.

The pieces of Cod were small and the beef chuck were small also. I have been to other places that provide better "meat" pieces.

My wife said the Broccoli was to hard.

But my kids did enjoy the Shrimp & Eggs.

W/C was clean

Ambiance was nothing to write home about.

Would I come back, probably not ... I would go back to my tried and true places.

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James Street Cafe & Grill3819 Canada Way, Burnaby
Used a Entertainment Coupon for Breakfast
Submitted Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 4:06pm [Dine in]

Location : Joyce & Boundary

Came here for breakfast this morning with the family.

We were the first ones in the restaurant. The waitress greeted us warmly and was very friendly - gave some colouring books to the kids and we got a current newspaper.

Coffee came quick and was hot. The kids got water in a kids friendly cup - straws were built in.

We ordered the Habs breakfast and the basic Sausage and eggs. My wife enjoyed the French Toast that came with the Habs breakfast. We had enough to share with the kids as the breakfast meals are pretty substantial.

Coffee was refilled quickly and waitress was very attentive to us and the kids. They even got stickers from her, which they very very happy to get. By the time we left, the restaurant had about 12 customers in there enjoying breakfast.

W/C were clean and the overall look of the place was good.

I would like to go back on weekdays between 7am & 9:30 to try the Sausage & eggs and toast breakfast for 3.95.

We paid by CC and gave her the Entertainment coupon, she was more than happy to accept it and with her kindness towards us and the kids ... we gave her a good tip.

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