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bestfoodBurnaby, BCSince October 9, 200710 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)


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Narita Sushi4949 Kingsway, Burnaby
Terrible takeout....For patrons who knows what good food is....don't eat here....
Submitted Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 7:28pm [Take-out]

Been to lots of Japanese restaurants owned and operated by non - Japanese people. This place get total thumbs down...

Ambience.. great....no one else.was in there at 11:50 am for lunch.

Service. Too great.... for take out.. she asked if I need soy sauce. Yes I replied. Then asked how.many... next. Do I need wasabi? . Japanese sushi and rolls are complimented by these two important ingredients.

Food. OMG. .The food. I needed a snack. So decided to order the $3.00 Teriyaki chicken on rice. . The lady asked am I sure cause it's very small for me. So why sell it? Excuse me....? Maybe wait til I Finish ordering. California roll...2.95...that's all..

Teriyaki chicken.. rice was so watered down was like mush. Chicken bits were really liquid flavored. So bad..

California roll.... 6 medium pieces. Really? Where the other 2 pieces when you make it? OK. Crab meat was fine cucumber too. Rice. Watered down. Imagine dipping your sushi in water before eating it... bad.

Warning you if you are out to try something new. Save your money. This place is out to make a few bucks for themselves. Leaving you with a watered down stomach ache of disappointment. Don't do it..

Good luck...

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Kilala Sushi Bar4749 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Good Japanese food that is not "Westernized" - 1st time visit
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2012 - 12:52am [Dine in]

1st time here with the family.

Food: Just the way it should be. Perfect temperature, No semi-frozen tuna or salmon usually indicates slow or no business. Most importantly, it's not "westernized" with tons of Japanese mayonnaise. You will notice you will not feel thirsty afterwards because of the over use/ mixture of mayonnaise. it's the MSG. If you ever been to japan, This is as close it'll get.

Service: They are a nice japanese couple and very japanese cultured. Expect the service to be polite and quiet. They've been in business for over 9 years here. They must be serving something right. when you order they'll take your order and come back to you when it's done. Please be patient with the 5 other "takeout" orders waiting to be picked up. Tea is self served, that's OK.

Value: If you normally dine at those other japanese restaurant chains"usually, Chinese, Korean,Vietnamese owners, you'll notice the size is not comparable about 1/3 smaller, and not full of mayonnaise. It tasted good, temperature was right. you will not feel overstuffed. Price wise .. you have to figure out your intention before going in..Prices are comparable to other, but remember, You want to pay for food quality, this is the place, you want to pay for quantity, this isn't for you.

Ambiance: Very clean, simple and bright. you can have a nice quiet sit in without a crowd. No overhead 46 inch flat screen TV or glaring music to distract you or the company you are with. We started a conversation with the owner/server, They were very nice down and down to earth.

Would we return again.. For sure...

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Dai Sushi7090 Kingsway, Burnaby
Watered food
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 2:43am [Dine in]

OK, I was here last year, and finally gave in to go with my co-workers to this restaurant for the 2nd time. Maybe it'll taste better.. Was I wrong. I should of stayed away.

3 of us showed up for a 1:30 pm lunch weekday and figured to have a few rolls / lunch special for the day. As soon as we came in, the sushi guy seems pretty crammed into his preparation area with the server hanging around him. Ok, he's being watched. That's fine. The miso was fine, but the rolls.. I'm not sure who porportioned the water in the rice, it sure was wet tasting. Every roll we had the rolls had too much water in it's rice preparation. Couldn't eat it. the teriyaki chicken hotplate, was alright, chicken was on the well done side, so was a little chewy. almost had to eat the chicken skin to keep it moist.

The service was Ok. although the restaurant was quiet around that time, surprisingly a little more attention would of been nice. IE: would u like more tea? or any other order?. We had a buddy join us as the 4th member just to hang out but not order anything. Was there an interesting look on the lady's face when she was told he wasn't going to order anything. Sheesh.. thanks for the gesture.

It's a typical Non-japanese runned restaurant and the food reflects it. Very unfortunate as there aren't that many good japanese restaurants around.

Would I recommend my friends to come here?. Not a chance. I gave this restaurant a 2nd chance in a year and figured it has changed my impression from the last experience.. Fine, they made money off of me, but they lost my further visits..

I'm all happy now.. why?. There's a great restaurant 2 doors over that just re-opened and went from a small eat-in/ take out to a full blown restaurant. nao Sushi.. Food is fast, fresh and very nice. Service and people are great. When you surrounded my japanese patrons, you know you are in a good restaurant.. you will not regret.

Dai sushi sounds like it should....

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Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant3388 Main Street, Vancouver
If you go PHO here, You're asking for trouble
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 2:32am [Dine in]

There's more better Pho's that this..

Came here with my GF. Very clostiphobic at the entrance and in the restaurant. We ordered your stardard RARE beef Pho with flank and another noodle soup.

The food arrived, the beef was WELL done. we told the waitress, She was not helpful at all. She said that's how it is,, but I pointed out on the menu "RARE = should see pink, blood" etc.. so she picked up our bowl, and stared this wicked burn.. Easy lady.. sheesh.. she should quit or something, caue customer service to her is like a vooddoo stare.. She walked back to the kitchen and hollered something back there. When she got back with the order, prob about a few mins later, the meat was nice, but after a few mins, it never cooked.. Unfortunately, the soup base was the same base prob cause the rare beef never changed in colour.. no the beef stayed rare. We enjoy letting the beef cook about 40%, but it never made it pass 10%. Was a sick feeling. We told the waitress again, did she snout us off this time.. dind't even eat it

Service - sure was disgraceful to the western society. they did not help with our order quality. but Sure was quick when the bill came.

Ambiance - just a few dirt away from having roaches roam this place. Always afraid seeing Southbound Main street traffic as we were directly in the path..

Food - This was bad..

We never going to come back here again. Sure it's cheap, gross and disgraceful when it comes to sevice. Though customer service wasn't important to them.. That's OK.. NO SERVICE, NO TIP, NO SEE US AGAIN.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Good HK style chinese
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 2:14am [Dine in]

Can't go wrong.

Prices - very good especially with the specials.

Food - very generous on portions. very saucy, but tasty. can't go too often otherwise you'll have a heart-attack. portugese chicken, baked spaghetti, noodles.. all excellent.

Ambiance - It's a chinese cafe, don't expect meditation humms.. it's loud,, if yo dont like it.. go buy earplugs with the money you save compared to other chinese restaurants.

Service - It's fine.. you come in, they take your order and serve you as fast as they can.. They all work quite hard in there.

Parking.. - Hard to park during peak times. but it's worth going again.

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Goldilocks1606 West Broadway, Vancouver
Look inside your take out bag
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 2:07am [Dine in]

My wife and I happened to be hungry and wanted to pick up a few dessert pastries/ bun. ..

The Service was fine

Ambiance - A sure Pig style type of restaurants. No one picks up dishes off the tables, or they're piled up like a pyramid. Floors are dirty, full of food. Wasn't sure, but What is it about having food on tables and floors? People in there should Just put food in their mouths off the plate.. It's a loud restaurant, too much chitta chatty patrons, no sense when it comes to etiquette.

We saw some nice large buns on the pastry shelves. ordered 9 pieces what was was nice and large. When we arrived home and decided to eat them, What the heck, they packed in the smallest of what we originally saw at the store. By now, we're 10 miles away and would be a waste of time to drive back to complaint.
Look carefully, the shove the bigger stuff on the glass, you should ask for those ones. cuase if your not looking, you get the warped or smallest pastries.. We sure felt ripped off..

Maybe we weren't fillipino as we were out numbered in the restaurant. I'm sure if we were, we'll get the larger items..

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Creekside Restaurant1335 Howe Street, Vancouver
A true 2 star of a economical fine dining Experience
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 1:47am [Dine in]

We've been here at least once every year. It's not bad of a restaurant. Hidden alway close to Beach avenue / Howe. It's not going to be a 5 star. but It's worth what you pay for.

We come here using our 2 for 1 fine dine coupon from the Entertainment book. We tried the chicken, fish, pork liver, and curry along with compliments of vegetables that's included. We order drinks on the side, juice, and pop.. No complaints here. Sure beats what you get with McDonalds.

You can tell the staff here been working here for sometime, and they do care for your patronage. That is why there's only 1 or 2 waitresses working. If there's one, be patient, it's been a slow nite. If you go alone, request to eat and order at the Bar, they'll bring your dinner over to you. And you can watch TV.

For something just over $10 dish, it's pretty nice you can sit in a restaurant and enjoy the food. Ambiance is cozy, tables are tight. Needs some renos, but prob won't see that anytime soon.

It's not a $50 dinner plate, but it's definately a $10 home cooked meal. Sit and enjoy... Our experiences been great.


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Angel Cafe5995 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Fresh Birthday Cakes you want? - BEWARE
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

We Decided to have dinner here and was tabled in across from the fridge that hold all their birthday cakes. Half the store is Honolulu, the dessert/pastry side called Angel. While waiting for our order, we watched the ladies behind the dessert counter work. Til we saw on woman kneel down and pulled out a 8 inch round fruit / cream cake. We watched her pull it out, but she didn't get up. What she was doing was pluck'n off all the fruits off the top, and around into the garbage bin.. She didn't realize the fridge she was hiding behind had clear class so we can see right through. Well, she then put her nose into it to see if the cake smells.. so then took this now, plain cream cake to the back.. Weird enough we thought.. well, as our order came, we though the worst will come.. 30 mins later, guess what appeared in the same spot? the exact same cake with fresh fruits on them. Yikes. A friend of ours who use to worked in a chinese cake store confirmed that this is a normal practice for them. That is removing the old fruits, and cream/icing, if it's cracked. Meaning it hasn't been sold for a few days. they would then cover up the cracks with fresh cream and arrange new fruits so it'll look fresh.. . Max life? it's 5 days for a cake to sell. So if you plan to order a cake here, ensure it's not the same one in the fridge, cause if you order a 8inch fruit cake, they'll take that one that's been cosmetically freshed up, and write happy birthday for you. You're better off ordering a 10inch or a different type of cake that's not in display..

That is what you called, "cheating Freshness". Ever going to order a cake here? probably not. especially not after today.. 5 days shelf life = fresh? go figure.

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Minato992 W Broadway, Vancouver
Nice Subtle Sit in
Submitted Monday, October 8, 2007 - 11:59pm [Dine in]

If there's a japanese restaurant that you want to enjoy, this is a good one. We've been coming here for years.

Food: Very good.. Don't expect SUPER SIZED SUSHI cause it's not those cheap Samurai's or farmed fished locations. Do treat yourself to the wild salmon, a few cents more will go a long way.

Service is good with the experienced servers.. They'll reply quick if you need them.

Ambiance: Just fine.. can sit at the bar or sets.. Sit near the front. in the back, it's a little uncomfortable running into people coming out of the washroom. ..

I'd come back again.. and will certainly recommend to others to come too.

keep u the good work.. BTW.. parking out front, they'll reimburst you. cool.

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54th Ave Cafe Restaurant7088 Kerr Street, Vancouver
There's better places
Submitted Monday, October 8, 2007 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

If there's other chinese restaurants close by, I'd recommend to head there..

2 sections: Take Out: Dine IN

Take Out - a Little more expensive that your typical take out food. they have 8 hot trays of food.. only 3 had something in them. Imagine 1 portion of brocoli and beef dumped into the middle of the heat pan, 2 portions of fried rice in another, and some fish in the other. . but the rest of the pan was spick and spam clean.. This is take out? oh boy.. Here's a winner.. Get them to check the time behind them, and then make a dash for the door..

Dine In - An average HK Style restaurant. yes.. on the pricey side. You'll need basketball arms to wave down a server as there usually 2 covering the floor. We've dined to many restaurants, this is one that is worth driving pass. You'll find better food that that the main ingredient isn't MSG and Oil. Save your bowel and look for a healthier chef. The drinks were typicall. We had iced tea/coffee. and the ice lemon tea. .a little heavy on the ice. was going to ask them to blend it to make me a slurpee..

It's the only restaurant in this Area, I'm sure that's why they're surviing.. The main street is a few minutes a way.. lots of better selection there... If you have to to, you'll certainly feel it the next day.

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