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DawnTartBurnabySince November 9, 200746 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)


Displaying 41 - 46 of 46 Reviews Found
Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Good Start But Needs Some Work
Submitted Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

First came here in the middle of September at lunch.

Slick, upscale and trendy eatery. Quickly whisked upstairs to a table by the window. Servers are fairly good but a bit too attentive. They need to turn it down a notch. Food was very good and it was a surprise to see some very decent sized portions. Had the prosciutto bruschetta, tasted great and a really good deal.

Had the Antipasto platter. Pricy and beautifully presented. Some exceptional tastes and others regular fare. Main course of the lamb pasta and the veal tenderloin were good choices. I had the veal and my lunch guest had the pasta. Had a taste of the pasta and wished I had ordered it myself. When I returned for a second lunch in October I ordered it but it wasn't exactly the same although still very tasty. Dessert was tiramisu and one of the better tasting tiramisus.

Good food and generally good sized portions for your money. Service the second time was better. Less effusive. My only complaint is that they do not accept debit. They have an ATM machine that charges you to get your money. Debit would be a nice courtesy to the customers.

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International Chinese Restaurant2163 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Great Place for lunch
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 8:19pm [Dine in]

On a wet rainy Saturday, it was a good place to go for some dim sum. Went there with my dining partner, Hargow.

Dim sum was quite good. Had better than average hargow and excellent hargow with a scallop on top. Stuffed full of tender and delicious shrimp. Probably the best hargow I have ever had.

Also had foong zhou, seen jook geen (one of the better ones I have had), turnip cake (very good), tripe, ham siu gok and spare ribs (lots of meat and not fatty). Everything was good and I would definitely come here again.

So next time this Dawn Tart will have to try out her namesake.

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Moose's Down Under Restaurant830 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Great Place for lunch
Submitted Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 10:37am [Dine in]

Went there for lunch yesterday to celebrate a birthday.

Have been to Moose's many times in the past two years and almost always in a large group. Groups of 10 people or so are not a problem here. Everyone is served in a timely manner not like some other downtown restaurants that have a difficult time with getting the food out in a reasonable amount of time.

Large groups are charged a 15% tip automatically so no fuss in figuring that out.

Can pre-order and that makes lunch less of a problem.

Food is consistently good, tasty and fairly priced. In some cases very reasonably priced. Service is good, staff are friendly and attentive. Have had veggie fajitas, veggie burger and beef dip. All are great. A good place for lunch for the downtown crowd.

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Vivacity Restaurant8351 Alexandra Road, #110, Richmond
Some Dim Sum
Submitted Monday, November 12, 2007 - 6:59pm [Dine in]

Reservations were made for Monday lunch and good thing too as the place was hopping. Fair crowd lined up for tables and not an empty table to be found.

My partner HarGow and I had lunch with his brother and his partner. We ordered the House Special Chow Mein which was a generous helping of a variety of seafoods, bbq pork, fish, chicken and veges. Good tasting chow mein. Good size portion as well.

Then the Dim Sum. Ordered foong zhou, seen jook geen (bean curd wrap), shrimp rice rolls, pan fried turnip cake, deep fried salty squid, egg plant with shrimp, pork and chive dumpling. Foong Zhou wasn't the best that I have had. Shrimp rice rolls were really good as was the turnip cake.

Everything was tasty and good. But not the best dim sum the Lower Mainland has to offer. Might be the best dim sum in Richmond though.

Extensive menu. Lots to choose from. Great XO sauce which comes with your lunch. XO sauce comprises of dried shrimp, scallop and chili oil. Flavourful and spicy but not too hot.

Clean and nice decor. Fairly attentive staff and clean washrooms. Lots of tables but enough space in between and you weren't crowded. Enough room at the tables.

Busy parking lot so get there early or be a bit patient. Turnover is not too bad and you might have to wait 5 to 10 mins. The other option is pay street parking.

Would definitely be the number one choice for dim sum in Richmond.

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Osamu2764 Barnet Hwy, #201, Coquitlam
First Date
Submitted Friday, November 9, 2007 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

Okay, so this is a more personal review.

It was a first date night. I picked the restaurant and made reservations. Got the name of the restaurant from my sister.

I wanted to find a place with real Japanese sushi chefs and luckily for me there was one. Not super close to home but well worth the trip to get there.

Went in January of this year.

First time to this restaurant for both of us. We have not been back although we really enjoyed it. Too many other places in other locations that have been a little more convenient.

Will go back though, hopefully for a first anniversary unless we are out of the country.

We had sashimi, seawood salad and sushi. No hot foods. Sushi was beautifully presented, very fresh and tasty. Rice was done just right and everything was superb. Perhaps part of it was the ambiance as well. Restaurant is cozy and we sat at a bench table. Lots of privacy for a nice intimate dinner.

Great place to eat and I highly recommend it. The chefs are truly artists here.

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Coco Chilli8611 Alexandra Rd, 180, Richmond
Hot Stuff
Submitted Friday, November 9, 2007 - 12:03am [Dine in]

Went to Coco Chilli for the first time ever a couple of weeks ago.
Really had a hankering for Thai after experiencing some of the best Thai ever in the US. We were not disappointed. Restaurant was clean, waitresses were nice, service was alright. Food was very good. Eggplant was on special and it was excellent. Spicy and full of flavour. Wasn't overcooked, firm and just right. Also had Garlic Pork. Really delicious. Pad Thai was okay, but nothing outstanding. Have had better Pad Thai at other restaurants. Also ordered some fried chicken and it was tasty but wasn't served with any type of sauce. Had to ask for some chili sauce and it was brought to us promptly and that made the dish. I guess if you like the deep fry dry its okay.

Will definitely go back and try other dishes. Reasonable prices and portion sizes were fair. Larger than at some of the more well known Thai restaurants in town.

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