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dineoutburnabyBurnabySince January 23, 200720 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3)
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Kiyo Sushi11590 Cambie St., #110, Richmond
Yummy lunch boxes...
Submitted Friday, February 23, 2007 - 12:19am [Dine in]

I've been to Kiyo a few times over the years and they serve authentic, fresh, and delicious Japanase cuisine. Two of us went for lunch on a Wednesday, and it was pretty busy.

Food: We ordered the lunch boxes which had miso soup, green salad, make sushi, prawn tempura, and chicken (or beef) teriyaki. The meal was hot when it was served and it tasted good. Only catch is rice is not included as part of the lunch box.

Service: We were seated in a minute or so even though we didn't make reservations. Waitress took our orders and the food was served less than 10 minutes later.

Ambiance: Not much to talk about because it's like any other Japanese restaurant.

Price: A little bit on the pricey side because for $10, a bowl of rice (for the lunch box) can be included. (Things could get a little pricey too if you order sushi and other finer foods but it's fresh and tasty so you really get what you pay for).

Overall: I would recommend this restaurant if you're in Richmond and not looking for an all-you-can eat joint.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
I'm returning Pho more
Submitted Monday, February 19, 2007 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

Two hungry bears went there last Friday night to have some pho noodles. This place is usually quite busy and if you mind waiting, there's always Pho 99 a few blocks down the road. It's a popular place maybe because they have good soup and a deal with a large bowl of Pho and a deep fried spring roll for $7. Parking isn't a problem either.

Food: We both had beef with pho noodles in soup. It's definitely one of the better Pho restaurants in Burnaby.

Service: Not too bad, but not great either. They don't pay too much attention to you because there really isn't enough staff during peak periods.

Ambiance: Looks like it needs some rework because the inherited Italian-restaurant theme inside is pretty cool at first, but it's not the case the second time around.

Price: Good value and healthy servings.

Overall: Their location, good food, and reasonable prices is enough to make us return.

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Success Seafood Restaurant8130 Park Road, Richmond
Specializing in Peking duck
Submitted Monday, February 19, 2007 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

On Chinese New Year, our party of four went to Success to celebrate. It's not our first time at this restaurant and knowing how busy it can get, we made reservations and ordered the Peking duck in advance.

Food: We ordered the 3-course Peking duck (sliced duck in flour wrap, shredded duck in lettuce wrap, and soup), as well as dungeoness crab with wonton noodles, and dried oyster with veggies. The Peking duck was delicious - they even get the server to slice the duck beside your table. The crab dish was also excellent, however, the dried oyster dish wasn't too impressive.

Service: This restaurant has great service - they will change your plates at least a couple of times, refill your tea, and etc.

Ambiance: Decent and ordinary. No major points here but you're here for the food, right?

Price: Great value and reasonable price for seafood and entrees.

Overall: I would recommend this place if you want to have...you've guessed it! Peking duck.

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Vogue Chinese Restaurant3779 Sexsmith Road, #1118, Richmond
Strike a pose...vogue, vogue, vogue..
Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 1:53am [Dine in]

It's Chinese New Year's (CNY's) Eve and we planned to go to Ellie's but it was closed (because of CNY?) so we had dinner at Vogue instead. We didn't have to wait long until we were seated mainly because there were only four of us.

Food: We shared chili wontons, clams and winter melon in soup, mongolian beef, fried tilapia (fish) with spicy garlic sauce, eggplant with spicy minced pork sauce, and red bean pancake for dessert. Taiwanese cuisine is a little bit spicy (and saucy), but totally delicious!

Service: Service was ok because I can imagine how busy it gets during CNY. One thing for them to improve on is maintaining its cleaniness. I know how busy they can get, but they should really wipe the tables clean before seating patrons, and inspect their dishes to ensure they are clean.

Ambiance: Although the restaurant is busy and noisy (like any other Chinese restaurant in Richmond), this restaurant has a very trendy and modern decor which deserves an article in a design magazine.

Price: Good food and exceptional value that can (and will) compete with any other restaurant in Richmond.

Overall: I would totally recommend this restaurant if you're in for some Taiwanese food.

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Thai House Restaurant4940 No. 3 Road, #129, Richmond
Craving for Pad Thai, anyone?
Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 1:22am [Dine in]

Our party of 3 wanted to have Thai food for lunch and I guess this would be the most popular Thai restaurant so we checked it out. Parking is not too bad, but you might have trouble finding one if you don't beat the lunch crowd as it gets pretty busy there.

Food: We ordered pad thai, seafood combination with green curry (wrapped in foil), beef with eggplant, and cocunut-flavoured rice to share. (We totally forgot, but should have ordered their tom yum soup which is also good!)

Service: It was really busy for a Friday afternoon, but we wished that our servers could offer us water more often (or even leave us with a jug of water) to put out the 'fire'.

Ambiance: Haven't been here in ages and doesn't look like anything changed.

Price: Reasonably priced and a good value because the servings are rather large.

Overall: As expected, the food was good and it's no wonder why it's such a popular place and has been around for years. We'll be back sometime soon.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Phnom Penh-nomena
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

Our party of three went to Phnom Penh on Valentine's Day and it was like going there on a weekend. However, we were seated within 5-10 minutes so the wait wasn't too bad. Judging from the number of awards on their walls and the number of people there, this restaurant must be pretty popular.

Food: We ordered chicken wings, butter beef, filet beef with rice, fried rice, and a combo entree that had a beef brochette, sugar cane prawn and deep fried spring rolls. Wow! This is really good food!

Service: Pretty good, but it could be improved by expanding the restaurant and having more staff during peak periods to reduce the wait.

Ambiance: Looks like they recently renovated so it looks bright and clean. I also like their pictures of Cambodia as well as their Chinese New Year decorations.

Price: Big portions and everything we ordered were $10 or less.

Overall: Great value and tasty food. Two thumbs up!

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Monk McQueens601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Jazz it up!
Submitted Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 12:53am [Dine in]

Our party of four experienced a special evening at one of my all-time favourite restaurant - McQueen's Upstairs.

Food: We had fresh oysters to start, and I had their oven roasted halibut with crab and spinach stuffed ravioli in sicilian vinaigrette. Mmm...delicious! Also had a taste of ahi tuna which was great! We were stuffed, but still tried out their creme brulee. Oh so good!

Service: Great service right when we were seated to the time we got our bill.

Ambiance: Live jazz, in addition to a beautiful view of Yaletown and the mountains really sets the mood. It can't get better than this!

Price: Excellent food and healthy servings for the price. I would consider it pretty fine dining that won't leave you hungry after the meal!

Overall: I think we'll check out the oyster bar and have lunch on the patio in the summer. I can hardly wait!

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Thai Son Vietnamese373 E. Broadway, Vancouver
Submitted Monday, February 5, 2007 - 12:34am [Dine in]

Today 3 hungry bears went to Thai Son to have some Pho to warm up on a rainy day. This place was packed during lunch, but luckily we were able to get seats rather quickly.

Food: We had deep fried spring rolls to share, and each of us ordered noodles. I had the seafood pho which was delicious! I can't speak for others, but seemed like they enjoyed their meals.

Service: A little bit better than average, because it didn't take them long to get our orders and serve us the food.

Ambiance: Looks like they recently added a few touches to their existing location which makes it look a little more attactive. (But don't worry, you won't get the neon-glare here.)

Price: Comparable to other Vietnamese restaurants but very yummy food in my opinion (which makes it worth it).

Overall: Great authentic Vietnamese food that is consistently prepared and delicious. If you haven't been here, then you've been missing out!

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Congee Noodle King3313 Kingsway, Vancouver
Well known for HK-style congee and noodles...
Submitted Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 12:51am [Dine in]

Two hungry bears were looking for a place to satisfy their hunger when one of them suggested Congee Noodle King Seafood Restaurant. If you were not aware of this, they are a branch of the popular Congee and Noodle Restaurant on Broadway (off Main Street). They have pretty much the same menu, but another location makes a big difference when this place is jammed-packed, especially on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Food: We had seafood congee, dumpling and wonton noodles in soup, and a sweet chinese donut. It was served in less than 10 minutes - hot, delicious and satisfying!

Service: Their service is always good (especially for a fast-food type Chinese restaurant). Overheard that a customer (table next to us) that the rice dumpling wasn't what she expected, and the manager willingly asked her to order something else and had it taken off their bill. It sure looked like the manager was going the extra mile to satisfy their customers.

Ambiance: Place is newer, brighter, and more lively than their location on Broadway. I always admire their Chinese art on the walls.

Price: For lunch it was $15 for 2. Generous servings and quality food at a good price keeps customers coming back for more!

Overall: You've guessed it! I totally recommend it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late-supper! And bring your friends too!

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Prima Taste Restaurant570 Robson Street, Vancouver
Back for more...
Submitted Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 12:22am [Dine in]

Based on my last visit, two hungry bears (along with three of their best friends) went back on a Friday night to try out their authentic Singaporean cuisine. At the end of the night, everyone was very satisfied, especially with the black pepper crab, satay, and hainanese chicken platter. Yum! Although everything was great, an area for improvement is their chendol dessert.

Food: Outstanding - we were impressed with their hainanese chicken rice platter which comes with the regular and fried chicken. Black pepper crab was delicious too! (Can't wait to try their chili crab!)

Service: Although we had to remind them about a few of our requests, it was very good for a Friday night. Also, we were seated when we arrived (we made reservations of course!).

Price: Comparable to Tropika and Banana Leaf, but definitely worth it.

Overall: We will be back for more, but I certaintly hope that they keep up with their quality and service now that they're getting busier.

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Chilli House Thai Bistro1018 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Sawatdee ka
Submitted Monday, January 29, 2007 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

2 hungry bears went to Chili House today to celebrate one of the hungry bear's birthday. It was a few summers ago when I had lunch on the patio with a few friends enjoying the sunshine. (I think it was known as Chili Club back in the days.) Oh yea, there's lots of free parking too.

Food: We had shrimp tom yum soup, seafood salad, combination seafood with green curry, and some coconut-flavoured jasmine rice. The soup was the best I had in a while (not too spicy too) and the seafood curry was awesome with a healthy serving of shrimp, fish, squid, clams, mussels, scallops, and thai greens. Very yummy for my tummy!

By the way, we also saw a $25 menu for Dine Out Vancover.

Service: Excellent service as the waitresses were helpful and happy to serve us.

Ambiance: Totally admired their decor as it brings back some memories of Thailand, and enjoyed the walk on the dock. I bet it's going to be an awesome restaurant this summer once they get the patio open.

Price: Comparable prices with other Thai restaurants, but good value because of food quality, service, ambiance, location and view!

We'll be back in the summer for sure to enjoy a frest coconut and fried rice in a pineapple on the patio! Oh yeah, I would recommend that you check out Chili House.

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Top Gun Hot Pot4500 Kingsway, #2228, Burnaby
Not so good anymore...
Submitted Monday, January 29, 2007 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

Our party of 3 went to Top Gun on Sunday afternoon and had various traditional as well as not-so traditional dim sum dishes. Since this place is always fully-booked, it's a good idea to book in advance so that you'll only need to wait 10 minutes or so in the line-up.

Food: All the stuff we ordered were well-prepared, hot, and tasty. Shrimp dumplings, scallop rice rolls, oyster congree, sticky rice in hot pot, eggplant with fishcake, and their famous teas that you serve yourselves. Overall it was outstanding, but I had to give it a solid rating as a result of a small piece of plastic wrapper I 'discovered' in my dumpling.

Service: Not too bad (as compared to other busy dim sum places) but they were in a hurry to bring us our bill and get us out of there when we were done eating.

Ambiance: Modern and trendy setting that can be admired if your focus wasn't on shutting out all the 'noise' during your meal.

Price: More expensive than other places, but you also get high quality tea and new dim sum creations. (I think the dim sum menu changes every month or so.)

Overall: Top Gun was once my favourite dim sum restaurant, and I would have given it an outstanding rating, but unfortunately, I have to give it a solid rating because of the unexpected 'discovery'.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Hold your horses and check this out
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 11:59am [Dine in]

Food: Our party of four ordered soup, salad and pita bread with dip to share, and two of us shared the combo kebabs. The combo kebab came with one skewer of lamb, beef, and chicken, as well as optional sides - we choose 'option b' which consisted of two kinds of veggies, rice, and potato. The food was pretty good and is similar to Greek but somewhat different.

Service: Service was ok and they got our orders in quickly when we were ready without any further delays.

Ambience: Interesting decor, especially the 'cushion' seats, but we sat at the tables so we just admired it coming in/going out of the restaurant.

Price: Combo kebab was $17 and it was a generous serving so we shared it.

According to the menu, this restaurant has been around for 30 years and is the first Afghan restaurant so if you're in for some good food and cultural experience I would recommend this restaurant!

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George's Taverna3760 Moncton Street, #130, Richmond
Good food and service, but too long of a wait
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:34am [Dine in]

Food: Our table of six had kalamari to start, and I ordered the roast lamb that came with pita bread, greek salad, potatoes and rice for $15. The servings were generous, and the roast lamb was delicious!

Service: My only beef (no pun intended) with this place was the wait. I hate to say this but when we made our reservations, we didn't expect to wait more than 30 minutes to be seated. However, the friendly and helpful staff were apologetic, tried to seat us ASAP when the next table was available, and fed us with extra pita bread and tzatziki.

Ambience: It's a small restaurant, and the decor is quite interesting because it has a bit of 'Steveston Village' attached to it rather than the traditional Greek theme. There's a huge net on the ceiling with lots of fishing stuff so you gotta see it to believe it!

Price: Usual price you'd expect from a Greek restaurant but pretty big servings.

Although I don't think I'll be going back for a second try, George's Taverna is pretty good and worth a try.

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Spike Lounge and Restaurant5040 No. 6 Rd, Richmond
Lunch before tee time!
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:14am [Dine in]

Located on No.6 Road (between Cambie and Westminister Hwy.) Greenacres is accessible and convenient with lots of parking. Even if you're not a golfer, it's a great place for lunch or a beer after-hours.

Food: Burgers are always my favourite, but I ordered chicken tenders with fries this time. They were pretty good and you can't complain when you get 3 different kinds of dips!

Service: It's a popular place for lunch-goers and golfers waiting-in line to tee off, so it doesn't take long until your meal is served by their friendly staff.

Ambience: You can choose a table in the solarium, or opt for a table in the dining area with a big screen tv to watch a game. For sunny days, I would recommend their outdoor patio!

Price: The food there is reasonable, and they always give you a generous serving of fries, and their pop is bottom-less.

I would recommend this restaurant!

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good food, extraordinary value!
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

Food: Our party of 3 ordered the party tray for 2-3 ($25) and an order of edamame ($4) which was a little more than what my tummy could hold. Everything was good, especially the sushi and rolls. My wife, from Japan, especially likes edamame so it must be pretty good there (especially the usually generous servings)!

Service: Arriving at 6:10 pm, we were seated within 15 minutes so it wasn't too bad. We kinda expected to wait, but the sushi trays being served to the tables made us hungry. (Note: Be prepared to wait during the peak periods). Their service is pretty good - it didn't take them too long to take our order and serve it, and refilled our tea immediately when requested.

Ambience: Not too much to note other than they could use a few pictures on the walls, but people are mostly there for 'sushi art'.

Price: $30 for 3 people so it was really good value!

I would totally recommend this restaurant to anyone who hasn't been there before! And did I mention that it is my wife's favourite sushi restaurant?

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Not-so-spectacular Dim Sum
Submitted Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 10:05pm [Dine in]

This used to one of the best dim sum restaurants in Vancouver (and one of my favourites) but the food quality has declined over the years.

Food: Party of 7 was there on a Saturday morning and we ordered all sorts of dishes (from bbq pork buns to siu mai and rice rolls), including their house special chow mein. Although the food was pretty good, there was nothing that impressed me. Also the chow mein lacked seafood 'ingredients' in it.

Service: We made reservations for 11 am, and when we arrived our table was ready for us. Waiters/waitresses were helpful and offered us quite a number of delicacies.

Ambience: A pretty big and busy restaurant. The stairwell, ceiling artwork and seafood tanks (with geoduck and king crab) always gets my attention.

Price: Worked out to $13 each which is not a bad deal, although the quality could be improved to what it used to be. (Some of you might agree!) Come to think of it, I think Continental Seafood Restaurant in Richmond (Cambie & No. 5) would be comparable (if not better).

I would recommend you this restaurant for special occasions because their service is above-average, and they have many large tables enough to accomodate your guests.

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Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant3388 Main Street, Vancouver
Microwaved Pho
Submitted Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

Food: My pho soup was served cold, therefore, the rare beef did not cook. When requested, the manager took it to the kitchen to have the soup microwaved (with my spoon in it).

Service: We waited 40 minutes for our food, and no attempt was made by the manager to make our meals satisfactory.

Ambience: I got too hungry to notice, but the fish tank in the entrance needs to be cleaned.

Price: $4.95 for a small bowl of pho but buyer beware.

Other: I noticed the tables beside us had to wait a long as we did, and overheard that one of their orders were not right.

My previous posting was removed, so I feel that it's my duty to re-submit so others will take note.

I used to be a big fan of this restaurant, but now I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone reading this!

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Shin Po Korean Restaurant833 Bute Street, Vancouver
Authentic and Yummy Korean Food
Submitted Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant half a year ago and it was pretty good so I decided to take my wife there yesterday. Shinpo is located across the street from Bread Garden on Robson St. and below Ebisu (previously Hooters).

Food: We ordered a bibimbap which comes with side dishes such as kimchi, potatoes, and bean sprouts. We also ordered the seafood & dumpling noodles with very yummy gravy. Both were very delicious, especially the noodles!

Service: The service was good and the waitress was courteous.

Ambience: The place has some interesting decor which reminds me of fast food restaurants in Seoul.

Price: The food quality is authentic and above average, but the prices are reasonable too. $9 for bibimbap and $12 for seafood/dumpling noodles.

Other: They also offer combinations, as well as sushi and other Japanese cuisine.

I would totally recommend this place to my friends!

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Ebisu on Broadway601 West Broadway, #12, Vancouver
Kochiso-sama-desta (thank you for the great meal)
Submitted Monday, January 22, 2007 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

Our party of 4 were here over the weekend and had a feast! The food quality was great, the service was excellent, and I haven't even mentioned about the fresh oysters.

Food: Yam sticks with dipping, fresh oysters, oyster motoyaki, bacon-wrapped scallops, yakitori, sashimi combo, chawan-mushi, beef tataki, spider roll, dynamite roll.

Service: Excellent as our waitress always approached us with a smile and checked on us periodically for any requests.

Ambience: We were seated in a small 'hut' which was pretty cozy and private. It was an interesting touch for a busy restaurant.

Price: Good value for quality Japanese Food!

Overall: My favourite Japanese restaurant. I highly recommended it!

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