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carinayccNorth VancouverSince January 19, 200714 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)


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Fraser Court Seafood Restaurant3489 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Mother's day dinner...surprisingly good.
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

If you ever need a big table at a short notice time, fraser court is the place to call. My husband had made the reservation one week before mother's day weekend, and ofcourse, he made it to the wrong restaurant. 2 days before mother's day, he realized what he did, and called fraser court to see if they had space, and sure enough, they did. We joked and said it's probably because the food and service are still awful (when it was "flamingo restaurant").

Surprisingly, the food was solid (3.5 stars). We had ordered your average 10 course meal, which they had set for mother's day special, and it came out fast and good portion. They also allowed us to change a few dishes, ie. steamed chicken to crispy chicken, and onion ginger crab to deep fried jalapeno crab...all without extra charge. We also wanted the fried rice to come out first, and they didnt' hesitate at all, and gave it to us right away.

The one dish that we didnt' like was the vegetable with duck feet...the vegs were good, but the duck feet...let's just say, it belongs in the garbage...noone touched it. it was just disgusting to look at, let alone taste it. Having said that...after 30 minutes, the waitress comes with another veg and duck feet dish, saying that they had cooked a "small" portion for us by mistake and wanted to give us the right amount, so they gave us another dish....Uhmm...no thanks....but we took it b/c they were so honest and nice about it...

The service was excellent for a chinese restaurant. We had a young male server and he worked hard and he smiled! which is more than we could hope for at a chinese restaurant. He was even nice enough to heat up my fried rice for my toddler son when I asked him to at the end of the meal.

After the meal, we all decided that this place has definately changed for the better, and we will go back again for a family function.

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Minoas Greek Taverna3823 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great roasted lamb...too bad for the frowns.
Submitted Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 2:57pm [Dine in]

Like the previous reviewer wrote: the food is on the pricey side, the waitresses were not as friendly as they initially seemed to be, and the bus boys were much friendlier.

We used our groupon: dinner for 2, we chose the roast lamb deal, where it gave us calamari, 2 roast lamb, 2 small lasagnas, greek salad, and your regular fixings of 1 pita bread, tzasiki, hummus, rice and potatoes. When I purchased the groupon, nwhere in the coupon or the internet said that if we were to go with 3 people, the 3rd person HAD to buy their own entree. As the 3 of us were small eaters, we decided to share the groupon. When the waitress found out, she gave us a huge frown, "read" the groupon out loud to me, where then she went...."ohh, I guess it doesn't state that you must buy your own entree, but that's our policy". I told her, if that was the case, they should have said it on groupon or told me when I called them to make the reservation for 3 and was using the groupon. She then frowned more and said, "I'll let it go, but that's our policy."

My husband said, we should just order something else in case they do something to our food. I told him that they wouldn't, but we decided to order a side of skewer for my toddler son anyway. (4 small prawns for 6 dollars is not a good deal either).

The lamb was the only good part of the platter that came. Other than that, all else was just average. The waitress checked 2 times if everything was ok at the beginning of the meal, and never came back again. We had to flag another waitress down for more water and the cheque. My husband had to go to the counter to pay because they took too long to come back with the machine.

Overall, I think there are better greek restaurants out there with better tasting food, pricing and service.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
bad beef dip
Submitted Monday, April 30, 2012 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

We were supposed to go to White Spot for lunch on a saturday, however, my friend took the wrong turn, and we ended up at Joey's. Which was ok, because as we dined, more and more families were coming in with their toddlers (my friends say that white spot is always packed on the weekends and this was probably their back up plan).

Having said that, the staff was very friendly, but dissappeared for a good amount of time when we finished out meal and wanted to pay. we had to go hunt them down because our toddlers were getting antsy after their meals.

I had ordered a beef dip with fries. The beef tasted old and flavourless and lacked seasoning. It came on a ciabatta bread, which was too big for the amount of beef they gave. I would definatly not order it again.

My husband ordered their california chicken burger, a MUCH better choice. it was delicious and had the right kick with the spicy mayo and arugula.

And we ordered a cream of mushroom soup (chantrelle mushroom) for our 21 month old son to share with his 16 months old friend, whom both loved it. It was definatly homemade and very tasty.

Would probably not go back just because it's a bit pricy for the inconsistency of the food that they serve.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
3.5 all around
Submitted Monday, April 30, 2012 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

I wanted to give them a 3.5 star all around, but there was no such button, so I gave them a 3 instead.

We had made reservations for 7pm, but we were sitted at 7:20pm. Not cool, but what can you do when the place is packed.

To our surprise, the food came within 10 mins of us ordering it considering how busy they were. The portions were bigger than we remembered it to be, so we ended up over ordering. The noodles and fried rice were just ok. (flat rice noodles, and egg noodles - too sweet for savory dish), and the fried rice was soy sauce based.
Veg: we ordered the regular green beans, and another sauteed leafy veg...too much shrimp paste.
Curry: thai Green curry chicken - I loved it, and beef yellow curry with potatoes. Loved the sauce as well.
we ordered 2 bowls of rice with it and it was gone w/in minutes b/c it went well with the curries.

I would recommend ordering pa-thai noodles or singaporean noodles from here as I had them before and they were better tasting than what we ordered above. If you are to order curry, dont' order fried rice, just order coconut rice or the ginger rice which is more flavourful.

Overall, I would go back there because the service was "prompt"...in a sense that there was only 1 waiter serving 7 busy tables, and he was hard working and attentive (water was always topped up). And the curries and vegetables were awesome.

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Not funny....
Submitted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:18pm [Dine in]

The service that we received from the initial waiter was friendly. But as usual, that friendly service did not last long as we were not Koreans...therefore did not get the service that they give to themselves. And one can outright see it.

We sat down, the waiter poured one cup of tea out of 3, and left...well, more like 1/2 a cup. He spilled onto the rest of the table and floor, and then left....we thought he was coming back to clean it, but he had just dissapeared.

He then came back 1 minute later to see if we were ready to order....uhm...NOOO, we were busy cleaning up YOUR mess...and he STILL didn't clean up the spill, and left.

The food was alright. We had finished our side dishes (there were 3 of us total) and we asked for a refill on the side dishes. The waiter screamed out loud in Korean for them. We aren't sure if that was the proper way that they worked or not, so we didn't say anything...ofcourse, I didn't hear anyone else scream for anything during our remaining lunch.

After 10 minutes, and our side dishes were finished, we just wanted 3 more side dishes. So the manager came, and we asked him for it. He was VERY impatient and had an awful tone asking us "which ones do you want??" When we replied, he said condescendingly "THREEE DOLLLARS"...we just looked at him blankly because we weren't sure if he was joking or serious. so then he said once again "THREEEE DOOOOLLLLARSSS...". and walked away.

OK...we thought, if we have to pay, just TELL us that it costs money to refill, and we'll pay, but DON'T say it so rudely and condescending.

He returned shortly with the dishes and AGAIN repeated "three dollarrrssss"...

WHAT THE HELL?!?!?! it was sure NOT funny.

In the end he did not charge us for it, but it sure left a bitter taste in our mouths. He made us feel like beggars asking for refills and for that, we would never go back.

He was either the owner or the manager, and he is sure stupid at that because we would have gone back to dine there had it not been for his stupid "humour"....he can stick his "three dollars" where the sun don't shine.

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Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
little crowded
Submitted Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 1:39pm [Dine in]

We went there for brunch in March and it was a hit and miss for the dishes. I ordered an all inclusive omelette and it was good. My friends ordered their granny smith apple & goat cheese omelette, DO NOT order this unless they change the way it's cooked. My friend ate 3 bites of it and left it untouched. The portion was huge, however, they pretty much stuffed one whole apple in there w/out cooking it. The apples were completely raw and it threw off the whole meal for her.
Luckily, they ordered french toast with strawberries and side of buttery potatoes...and these 2 were outstanding. They could improve on their coffee, it was a bit on the light side.
B/c the restaurant is small, it does get very crowded and elbows from waiters can get into your head if one sits too far out.
so, overall, i give it a 3.5~4. It's worth a try, just dont' order their granny smith omelette.

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Fraiche2240 Chippendale Rd, #2, West Vancouver
great view...too bad we didn't get to sit by the window
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 11:55am [Dine in]

The restaurant opened 5 weeks ago, the waiter tells me. And yes, one can definately tell by their service. No host was around to sit us when we entered. It was a nice lady, food runner, who sat us. The waiter didn't greet us until 15 mins later. It was the same runner gave us water and took our drink orders. (she should be promoted, super nice and friendly, all smiles).
Yes, they all looked VERY busy. It's impressive on how fast they can all walk. However, it is still unacceptable to make customers wait 15 mins to be greeted by the server.
Food: outstanding. No more than 7 items per plate. All the natural flavour per item stood out perfectly. Although some items appeared to be too salty, when combined with other items, it was perfect. The kitchen seemed organized and well coordinated.
I had the foei gras and their duck. Perfection to the saucier.
The entremetier could go easier on the salt.
My bf had the crab cake and corn chowder, more chowder would be better, and the crab cake...FULL of crab (u are definatly getting ur money's worth there). His second course was the lamb. Again, perfectly cooked lamb. Couldn't ask for more from the kitchen.
View: What more can you ask for from a mountain top. Oh wait...we didn't get to enjoy any b/c we were sat in the middle by the kitchen. So when making a reservation, make sure you say u want a view, or else you'll see the service staff run in and out of the kitchen, where they should put a curtain so customers dont' have to see the sheet pan racks and buckets.

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Feenie's2563 W Broadway, Vancouver
can't complain
Submitted Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

I went during DOV, group of 6. Service was great (although my friend complained that the server never smiled...and my response was...my water glass was never emptied, who cares if he didn't smile)...

Food was up to standard to what it should be. properly presented, nicely cooked, served at a timely fashion (great for DOV time), and although portions were small, i can't complain b/c it was only 25 bucks.

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Parkside1906 Haro St., Vancouver
Would go back to see what else they have.
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 11:21pm [Dine in]

Went there for DOV on a Monday night with 2 other chefs who know their stuff on food.
Let me start out by saying that the service we got was outstanding. My water never dropped below 1/2 a glass, and the dining room was 75% full at all times.
I had the onion cheddar pie. It was great with the lemon salad that they served.
My duck was cooked properly, nice crispy crust, except that it needed more seasoning and the broth was a hint bitter. The ravioli that came with the duck was too tough (the dough that is).
The upside down cake was a bit too sweet, but it was definatly warm...perhaps that's why it took 20 mins to get to our table...(no excuse still).
My coworkers had their foei gras. Great portion, but one can tell that they 'cheated' by adding some chicken liver to it.
One had their veal, underseasoned, but properly cooked. While the other had their cod, very meditarreanean he says.
The panna cotta was really good. I would definately order that instead of the upside down cake the next time around.

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Migz BBQ2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
What ever happened to a good rib joint?
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

Went out for DOV.
6/8 ordered dine out.
salads were as salads could go.
All of our ribs were over cooked, thus making the ribs too salty b/c of the dryness. I liked the spicyness of the sauce. They should have mentioned somewhere that it's spicy. A friend of mine couldn't finish b/c of it. Portions were ok for $15 bucks.
Dessert, the chef should practice on cutting. some were 2 times the size of others.
I shared the meat sampler for 3 and there were only 2 of us. Not enough for 3 normal eaters. The rice that it came with was simply steamed rice. (not a good combination). Creamy corn was just corn with cream. (I don't have to say that it wasn't good, right?)
We ordered the veal bones (beef jerky would have been a better description), baby ribs (they were very good at hiding the dry ones at the bottom), and smoked chicken (nothing smoky about it).
Needless to say...won't be going back.
The waiter was good though.

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Thai Pudpong1474 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Authentic Thai Restaurant
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

The food is incredible, both times that I've eaten there. Although the portions where small, the seasoning and spicing and freshness were incredible.
The server, which I believe is the owner, is super friendly and comedic. His comments alone were entertaining enough for the evening.
One flaw that I could say is that they are super cheap with the rice. So if you are a rice lover, I would say to order take out and make yourself one huge pot of rice at home to enjoy the meal.

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Baci Ristorante3728 East Hastings, Burnaby
Not the best Italian food out there
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 1:16pm [Dine in]

We went on a Friday night at 630, and the restaurant was already packed.
Which meant that the speed of the food coming out would be delayed. Sure enough it was.
I had their Cannelloni Rustici: Home made Veal and Spinach Cannelloni with Tomato sauce.
It was made with ground meat. which if it said on the menu, I would not have gotten it at all. It was nothing special.
We had a party of 8, and 2 of the dishes were so late that by the time it came out, the others had finished.
The only thing that saved the dinner was the waiter.
The portions were rather small and everyone at the table left hungry.

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
Will definatly go back to it
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

Both times that I've gone to the Cannery, the service and food were exceptional.
The seafood is definately fresh, although the main courses are a bit small, great if you are a small eater. If you go, make sure you try the seafood platter. It may be expensive for 17 as an appetizer per person, but you get a great deal of selection.
If you are a small eater, order this appetizer and one main to share.
The one main flaw that I can say, is the packness of the room. I felt very unconfortable eating while facing strangers to their face.

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Kyung Bok Palace143 West 3rd St., North Vancouver
Not worth it for the money
Submitted Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 7:16pm [Dine in]

I've told my parents time and time again to NOT go back to this poorly managed restaurant, but they seem to want to give them one more try for kindness sake. But no more! Last time we went during the holiday, everything about the place was STILL dissapointing. We had made a reservation for 11 people, they TRIED to stick us into the first table for 6!! Thank goodness for my dad's bluntness that we got a room (we had made the reservation 1 week ahead of time and they still got it wrong). It took them forever to give us the tea pot, which we requested 2 b/c there were so many of us, but they refused, so we kept on asking for a refill b/c one pot fills 6 cups at a time.
The bbq meat looked like it hasn't been used for months. They were cheap on the apperatives (ie. kimchi, bean sprouts) and did I mention that they were nowhere to be found when we needed service?

And worse of it all is that they used to serve the syrup rice as dessert, but no more, oh no more! After spending over $300, they said that they no longer provide 'this item". Even the cheapest chinese restaurant gives you SOMETHING for spending so much money.

I will NEVER go there again. If anything, cross the bridge to DT vancouver and enjoy the other korean restaurants who will not put you in this uncomfortable situations from the start.

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