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dishitoutvancouverSince July 18, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4)
  • Food4 (4.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)


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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Best sushi place for the most bang out of your buck
Submitted Thursday, August 21, 2008 - 2:10pm [Dine in]

Sushi Garden is a great place for cheap, fresh sushi. I've only sat in once, but for the last few weeks, have been doing take-out there for my workplace at least 3 times a week.

The food is always fresh; the restaurant is packed and take-out containers line the counter at all times of the day.

Like I mentioned early, I've only eaten in once. They have a lot of wait staff working and are usually pretty easy to flag down.

The price at Sushi Garden is very decent and, compared to other Japanese restaurants, is actually even cheaper. If you already enjoy Samurai Sushi, you will definitely want to try Sushi Garden.

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Absolutely delish!
Submitted Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 6:31pm [Dine in]

This a really popular hangout place for drinks on Commercial Drive. I had gone here a couple of years ago for a year-end drinky get-together. This time, I went with my girlfriends. We actually had a 20 minute wait on a Wednesday night! The wait was well worth it though...I think we all just found a new Top 5 restaurant.

The food was incredible. The Havana Mussels are a must. They were huge mussels, the portion was very decent, and just absolutely delicious. Yam fries were tasty as well. If you're looking for a pasta dish, you must order the chicken penne. I don't think any of us have ever enjoyed a chicken penne pasta this good before. The only dish I think we'll pass on next time is the wings. They were over battered and kind of dry.

And what's a girls night out dinner without drinks, right? We had a couple of pitchers of the champagne sangria. Absolutely divine!

The restaurant's kind of funky with the initials-carved-in-tree feel; but instead it's all the walls of the restaurant. I just wish the funky art gallery at the back was converted into another dining room so people wouldn't have to wait to get a seat.

The service was okay. Not commendable but not bad either.

Food was so good that I'm heading back there tonight (only 2 days after!) but with other girlfriends this time.

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Ningtu2130 Kingsway St., Vancouver
A Good Neighborhood Restaurant
Submitted Saturday, August 11, 2007 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

It's hard to find a decent Shanghainese restaurant in Vancouver. Richmond has a number of excellent choices but sometimes I'm just not up for the drive nor the wait.

I've been to this restaurant a number of times since I was first introduced to it a couple of years ago. The food is quite good and not that greasy.

I always order the Shanghai rice noodles (chow lein go) and the fish maw and crab soup. The soup is very good although I don't really understand why they put frozen peas into it?! It doesn't make it seem very authetic afterwards. I don't mind too much though, as it does not take away from the soup itself. The steamed pork dumplings are pretty good but not as juicy as I'd hope. Potstickers here are also try-worthy.

Ningtu is truly a neighborhood restaurant. The decor is a bit dated, but customers come here for the food and not so much for the decor. This place is usually hopping and I can understand why. This is the first Shanghai restaurant I've ever tried the fried rice bowls. They're like unsweetened rice crispies squares with savoury sauce poured on top. I thoroughly enjoyed it although it is definitely a sharing dish.

The servers are all very nice and they don't rush you out the door after you've finished your meal. It is helpful if you speak a bit of Mandarin if you want some help deciding between dishes you want to try out when conversing with the servers.

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Takarabune Japanese Restaurant6459 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Best authentic Japanese food
Submitted Monday, August 6, 2007 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

This restaurant is truly a hidden jem. It is tucked away in a little corner but don't be fooled, this place gets quite busy. I come to this restaurant almost once a week. I can't stay away from this place. It's awesome! (I totally thank my friend who introduced me to this place...) The servers are all Japanese and are so friendly. If you love udon, you MUST come to this place. The soup is always piping hot and the noodles are soft, yet chewy. The unagi don is a great choice as well. Dishes here are well portioned and reasonably priced. The restaurant is not pretentious and it has a very homey feel to it like it's a family run restaurant.

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Luxe Chinese Seafood Restaurant19653 Willowbrook Drive, #138A, Langley
Fantastic food, awesome ambiance
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 3:12pm [Dine in]

I was really surprised to find an authentic, Richmond-esque Chinese restaurant in Langley. One of my girlfriends just moved out to Langley from Vancouver and we decided to meet up for lunch. Her husband suggested we try a new Chinese restaurant that his colleague recommended.

The dim sum was delicious. We ordered dishes off the menu but the servers brought items out as well, table-to-table. The servers were friendly and took the time to explain what some of the dishes were that we weren’t familiar with. We kept telling one other to stop ordering more but everything was try-worthy. I especially liked the egg tarts (a dim sum staple) because they were fresh, hot, and most importantly, the pastry was flaky. They just melted in my mouth! We saw another table order the Peking duck and it was looked absolutely tantalizing so we ordered one as well. I’m glad we did! It was the first time Dave, my girlfriend’s husband, ever tried Peking duck and lettuce wrap and he jokingly pleaded I visit again next week so he’d have an excuse to come back for it again :)

The restaurant itself is very classy. The décor is subtle and the china they use is quite beautiful. We even noticed that the china and tablecloth design match! Our table was set up efficiently and elegantly despite the busyness of the restaurant at lunch time.

Next time I drive out to Langley, we’ll have to try the dinner menu. (And order the Peking duck again!)

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