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DawnTartBurnabySince November 9, 200746 Reviews
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3.5 (3.3)
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Displaying 21 - 40 of 46 Reviews Found
Paesano's Fine Italian Cuisine4800 No. 3 Road, #133, Richmond
Really Wonderful Italian
Submitted Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:11am [Dine in]

We almost didn't go here. A phone call and some confusion with the food almost ended it. Fortunately my fiance's good friend had eaten there very recently and declared that the food was outstanding.

We had the brushetta, very good. The Italian Salad for two. Outstanding. Perfect blend of tomatoes, cucumbers, capers, olives, onions, cheese and lettuce. Dressing was just right. Not too tart.

I had the Penne Bombay and it was one of the best currys I have ever had. The scallops were done to perfection. Pasta was cooked right and the sauce was fire alarm hot but not so hot that you couldn't enjoy the wonderful curry flavour. Onions and mushrooms and shrimp topped it all off. Will definitely have to have this again.

My fiance, Hargow had Veal and his was enjoyable as well.

Signing off for now. Mrs. Hargow.

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Kiyo Sushi11590 Cambie St., #110, Richmond
Authentic Japanese
Submitted Monday, December 17, 2007 - 12:06am [Dine in]

Although my fiance and I have been frequenting another Japanese restaurant in Richmond of late, this one is still one of the very best.

Sushi and sashimi is very fresh and well prepared. Spicy Tuna Sashimi is probably the best I have ever had. Rolls are very good as is the hot foods. Generally we stick to sushi and sashimi though. We did have the yakisoba once and it was very good.

You know when you come here you will always eat well and quality is not compromised. Have come here for many very wonderful meals and intend to continue to do so.

One thing though I noticed is the ambiance. It could be quieter and the lights could not be so bright. That would make it feel more intimate.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Lives up to its reputation
Submitted Friday, December 14, 2007 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

Went for a lunch with the department from a mid sized law firm. There were 15 of us for lunch. We were able to choose from a set menu of three appys, three entrees and two desserts.

We were given four seafood towers which were quite unbelievable. Everything was on ice and very fresh. Cooked mussels (plump), scallops and prawns (could have been a little less cooked). Raw oysters, two types of sushi (good but nothing spectacular as the rice was too stuck together). Jellyfish, smoked salmon and ahi tuna were outstanding. Oysters Rockefeller appy was ordered and I had one and it was tasty.

Appy was the dungeness crab and potato cake. It came with avocado and was very good. Flavours were really nice.

Entree was sablefish aka Alaskan Black Cod. Cooked to perfection on a small bed of mashed potatoes and pea sprouts (really amazing).

Dessert was chocolate cake with a dollop of ice cream. Cake was really rich and couldn't get through all of it. Would have been better if it wasn't a lava cake. It was served with caramel and a thin fortune like cookie. It didn't need the caramel as it was overdone to me. Sorbet looked like it was a much better choice.

Everything was beautifully served and service was excellent. Servers were professional, unobtrusive and extremely attentive. They took great care to give us excellent service.

Would definitely like to come back as it was probably one of the best higher end restaurants I have been to.

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Steamrollers586 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Good healthy lunches
Submitted Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

I have been here many times including the earlier location close to Davie and Granville Street.

They used to have daily specials and I saw that they no longer have those. I really liked the noodle one for the flavour although I have to admit it was heavy on the carbs.

I had the wet burrito and it was the vegetarian one. Really good and lots to eat. Probably more than was needed for lunch.

Will go there again and usually do once or twice a year.

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Congee Noodle King3313 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good Everyday Value
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

They say you get what you pay for. Well in this case you actually get more than what you pay for. Really good value and many of the dishes were quite good and some were average.

Family dinner with partner, his kids, my kids and his parents.

Had the 8 item dinner with free rice, soup, dessert, jelly fish (very good) and BBQ (either 3 types of meat or 1/2 a duck). We had the duck and it was meaty and lean and very good.

Buddha's feast was exceptional and so were the honey spareribs. Other veggie dish of beans and minced pork was very good. So was the black cod (steamed). One veggie dish was just okay.

Anyways, lots to eat, everyone was happy and most importantly my eldest son was "full". Not an easy feat.

And how much did we pay? Well, throwing in the extra of the chow mein, before tip it came to $105.00 which is a great deal when you are feeding 8 people.

Will definitely go here again.

Only downside is parking is sometimes tough being on Joyce and Kingsway and restaurant is noisy. But it has high ceilings and is bright and the staff are all very nice and efficient.

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Keg Caesars595 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Better than it has been in a long time
Submitted Tuesday, December 11, 2007 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

I have often gone to the Keg for lunch as it is convenient. Just opposite the office.

Problem though is when it is a group of us we can't seem to get lunch before 30 to 40 mins have passed. I don't know what it is. We have often booked lunch for 1:00 pm to make it easier but that has not always helped. Many a time I have had to bring lunch back to the office as I have run out of time to eat it. I still go there on occasion in a small group as getting lunch isn't such a huge problem.

Anyways went on a Monday which I generally don't do. Also arrived at 5 mins to 12 which helps. Seated promptly and got our food promptly. Service is still a little sketchy. You are often seated by one person, waited on by another and food is brought by yet another person. Continuity would be a nice touch but I guess they do what they do to make it work.

Anyways lunch was actually quite good. My entree was prepared properly and came within a reasonable time and it was hot. Some times in the past it was either under or over cooked or cool. I might just go back again.

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Toi Kee Kitchen8335 Oak Street, Vancouver
Good Little Hole in the Wall
Submitted Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Small family run restaurant. Two sons work as waiters and parents do the cooking.

Have been there many times with Hargow in the last 6 months and dry ribs are the best we have ever had. A really good curry and pretty good hot and sour soup. Dumplings were a little disappointing as they were a little mediocre. Chinese onion pancake was unexpectedly deep fried.

Prices are extremely reasonable and most of the dishes are very good. Flavours are nice. Great place for a good cheap meal. Good service and a nice little place to go to.

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Rex Rotisserie & Grill1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
No longer the place to go
Submitted Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

I had frequented Rex many times over the years with the office crowd. The food was generally very good at the higher end of the quality scale.

I can even say that earlier this year I had the best Wild Salmon burger I have ever had in my life there. But unfortunately, service was so poor when I went in August for a BD party with a group of about 8 women that many if not all of us will never return. The female server had real attitude and didn't seem to care about service at all. Three of the ladies ordered the same dish and none of them were the same. The portions and contents didn't match.

Disappointing and if they want to survive in the DT core, they will have to pull up their socks.

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Accents Restaurant1967 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good Value
Submitted Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

Went here with Hargow and his family in September for his Mom's 80th bd. Never been there before. Recommended by co-worker of Hargow's brother.

Great deals for a combo of appy, entree, dessert and beverage. Everything was very reasonably priced. Some appys and entrees were exceptionally good and some were okay but generally everything tasted good. Had cabbage roll appy which was enormous for an appy and although tasty was lukewarm. Entree was the potato pancakes which were extremely good.

Tasted some of Hargow's meal and the borscht had to be one of the best I have ever tasted. As well, his blinis were great.

Decor is okay, nothing spectacular and service was hit and miss. I would if I was in the area eat there again. I would probably even make the effort to make arrangements to go there as the food was generally very good and reasonably priced.

Even better is that they have an entertainment book coupon.

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Legendary Noodle4191 Main Street, Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

I had seen an episode featuring this restaurant on the Food Network with my partner, Hargow. He surprised me by taking me there one evening. From watching the show I was most intrigued to go there. I expected the food to be something very special. I was disappointed as it was only okay.

Place is a little hole in the wall which is fine. Reminded me of some restaurants I had been to in Taipei. Noodles were very tasty but the soup just didn't cut it and that was disappointing. The pea sprouts were very good as was the dumplings.

Service was tough as it was an older lady run right off her feet. Although the place is really small, only about 8 tables or so, she could have used a bit of help.

Also had chinese onion pancake which was very tasty but came out of order as it must have been forgotten when we ordered. We went on a weeknight around 8ish and they were still busy. Food is really cheap and that might be part of their success, I don't know. Still really cool to see the noodles being hand made and they were definitely tasty.

Will try another hand made noodle place in future as the soup is important. It is like having spaghetti cooked to perfection with mediocre sauce.

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Opening soon
Fuji Sushi526B Clarke Rd, Coquitlam
Great Little Restaurant
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

I have only been here about three times but it is my preferred Japanese restaurant close to home. Was there about 1 month ago. Used to go to another one on North Road for over 10 years and when I last went there it just wasn't the same.

Anyways, place is small but sushi is fresh, tasty and reasonable. Hot food is also good. Sushi chefs know their craft and do it well. Service is excellent and you do not lack for attention. Nice atmosphere. Busy and a little too crowded for the space is my only complaint. Tables are quite snug but the demand is there and they do their best to accommodate as many customers as possible.

A definite good little place for authentic Japanese food.

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Anducci's Italian Kitchen9604 Cameron St, Burnaby
Might be better after all
Submitted Sunday, December 2, 2007 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

I have frequented Anduccis many times in the past 10 years. Went there recently, probably about 6 weeks ago with my partner Hargow. He had the veal with pasta. I had some pasta dish, not even sure which one I had. It was alright.

They used to be better and sometimes are still really good. Certain pasta dishes stand out and others are just average. The Laverne and Shirley is an outstanding one and is always good. So is the Carnivore King (my younger son's fav.)

A few years ago they were always consistently really good. Don't know what happened. They are of course, famous for their enormous portions and I would prefer less volume and better taste.

This is still the best Anduccis in comparison to the one in Coquitlam. I have dined at that one once or twice and wouldn't care to return. My older son went to the one on Hastings and said it was terrible.

Still will continue to go as it is close to home and generally the food is good.

Better value of course, when I have a coupon as they used to have them in the Entertainment book and for a while had 2 for 1 coupons in the Metro paper.

I see from their website today that the menu has been changed somewhat so hopefully the old Anduccis is back. Would be really nice if that were so.

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Pasta Polo2754 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Better Italian Pasta Restaurant
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

Have gone here twice. Both times this year and with Hargow and my younger son.

First time had calamari (a miss), mussels (outstanding, fresh and tasty) and grilled veggies (done to perfection) and shared a pasta (very tasty). Son had his own pasta dish. Service was excellent. Shared some ice cream for dessert with a very yummy fruit sauce.

Second time was just a few weeks ago and this time service was disjointed. Not sure if they just had a bad night. It was early in the week and the first time we went was on a Saturday night. Server for some strange reason did not remove used bread bowl but left till the end of the meal. Was served by two different people as well. Some training would be in order for the server, she might have been just green.

Pastas are very good here. You get a good sized portion. Not humoungous but more importantly well seasoned, balanced and tasty.

Good place for pasta especially because it is organic.

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Ichibankan Express730 West Broadway, Vancouver
Better than average Japanese fast food
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 4:13pm [Dine in]

For reasonably price and good quality Japanese fast food, this is the place to go. Have picked up sushi and also hot foods from here many times.

Chicken curry is an all time favorite and you cannot beat the value as it is under $6.00. You get a generous amount of chicken, curry, rice and vegetables. Chicken teriyaki and beef teriyaki are also good. Made fresh when you order.

Rolls are quite good for fast food sushi. Bonus for me at least is that the California rolls have tobiko on them. How can you beat paying $2.50 for this. They also have salad, edamame and a few other items including nigiri.

Great place to pick up dinner or lunch when time is tight and so is your wallet.

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Neptune Seafood Restaurant8171 Ackroyd Road, #100, Richmond
Decent Dim Sum
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

Went for the early bird dim sum to save a couple of bucks.
Served from 8 to 11. Waited a little bit for a table but not too long. Place was very busy. Every table was full and there was about 20 people waiting. Service was good. Hostess seated us as soon as she was able. Gave us the option of sitting with another couple so that we would get a table sooner. The place is organised and seems to be well run.

Food was good decent dim sum. Hargow was tasty. Foong zhou decent. Spareribs on rice was excellent as was the lo bak goh (except it was not as hot as it should have been). Tripe was not bad and bean curd with oyster sauce was good. Nothing remarkable but good solid tasting dim sum and it was good value. Had the lobster dumplings which were not on the cheap menu and they were very tasty.

Would definitely go here again.

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Mr. Ho Wonton house6731 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great Chinese Food
Submitted Saturday, December 1, 2007 - 4:01pm [Dine in]

Have been to Mr. Ho Wonton house at all three incarnations. At the first location on Kingsway in Burnaby. The one on Lougheed Highway just off of North Road. Then when it moved back to Kingsway in Burnaby at a different location.

Many dinners and a few lunches here. Same staff for a long time. Great service and food quality is always good. Ordered for delivery a great deal when kids were growing up and I was too pooped to cook.

Was most recently there in late spring and again had a great feast. Crab, sweet and sour pork chop, crispy skinned chicken, hot and sour soup, chow mein and corn and fried fish. Everything tastes good and portions are a good size. You get good value for your money and never leave there unhappy.

My family have been patrons for probably about 15 years and will continue to do so for years to come. Highly recommended for good solid Chinese food.

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Sushi Hachi Restaurant8888 Odlin Crescent, #1278, Richmond
Unbelievable Sashimi
Submitted Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

Have been a huge sashimi fan for many years and have eaten my fair share but nothing has ever compared to what I ate tonite.

After a tough day, Hargow, my dining and life partner took me to Sushi Hachi. Located in the Pacific Plaza with an address of Odlin but the entrance is on Cambie. Large parking lot so no problem with parking, at least in the evening.

Nice, clean and quiet restaurant. Music in the background was nice jazzy tunes. The ambiance was great. As soon as you set foot in the door you started to relax. Sushi chef is the husband and wife is the waitress.

We had the chef's special sashimi with a nice variety of extremely, practically just out of the ocean fish. Flavours were subtle and delicate. Fish was unbelievably fresh. Beautifully presented. We also had a wide variety of sushi selected by the chef. Toro, ebi, aji and the house roll were some of the ones we ate. Unbelievablely good.

The culinary prowess of the sushi chef, Mr. Kojima certainly comes through. He explained all the selections he brought to us and gave us a wide variety. A very humble and talented chef.

We were very lucky to dine like this outside of Japan.

We have found a new favourite Japanese restaurant. A must go to place for those that love quality and taste.

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Rose Garden Restaurant3415 Kingsway, Vancouver
No Frills but Great Food
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2007 - 12:19am [Dine in]

If you want really good Chinese food this is a place that has been around for 10 years and more. Not actually sure how long it has been here. The outside is nothing to look at but that doesn't matter.

Have been here for many family events, happy as well as sad.

Had a celebration of life dinner for uncle yesterday. This was a restaurant that I had gone to with him a few years back. He frequented it as he was friends with the management.

Started with jelly fish and roast pork appetizer. One of the more tasty versions. Followed by very tasty fish maw soup, best buddha's feast I have ever had, best crispy chicken as well. Juicy and tender. Vegetable dish with generous portions of both squid and shrimp, honey garlic pork chops and fish. Food was hot, well presented and very tasty.

I would like to think my uncle was smiling down on us, with a toothpick in his mouth, and pleased that we had enjoyed such a nice meal.

Highly recommended.

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Neptune Wonton Noodle8171 Ackroyd Road, #110, Richmond
Cheap Eats
Submitted Monday, November 26, 2007 - 12:08am [Dine in]

Came here for the second time with Hargow for weekend lunch.

Good place for reasonably cheap lunch. Tripe, brisket and tendon with rice noodles in soup for just under $5.00. Tasty and filling.

Service is not bad but staff do not have a great command of anything other than Chinese. Waitress did get another one who spoke more English to come over as there was some confusion about the order.

If you don't need or want anything fancy and just want lunch quick and cheap then this is a good place for it. Lots of variety.

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Mui Garden Restaurant5960 Minoru Boulevard, Richmond
Reasonably priced Chow
Submitted Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

When it comes to dining in Richmond, you have a large variety of Asian restaurants and I am sure that the competition is fierce. If you don't cut it, you will soon be gone. This is one place that stands out and has staying power.

Have been here many times and again just a few days ago.

The staff are courteous and service is prompt and friendly. Food quality is good and we have never had a dish that disappointed. They serve one of the better hot and sour soups. Good regular Chinese fare. Have often ordered the same items as well as venturing out a bit with more variety and have not been disappointed. One of the best sweet and sour pork dishes around.

Decor is simple and plain but the place has a certain kind of ambiance and I guess it feels a bit like being in someone's living room. Definitely recommended.

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