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lickshotsBurnaby NorthSince August 14, 20073 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)


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Golden Pita Lebanese Restaurant9630 Cameron St, Burnaby
Submitted Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

I've been coming to this restaurant since it opened several years ago. It's run by a family and everyone is very friendly. All the dishes are very flavourful. The vegetarian mousaka is delicious. I also like the chicken fatoush. I get beef donair to go on a regular basis. The pickled turnips are very good, much better than the horrors at Habibi's. The place is very clean as well.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
Horrible... just horrible...
Submitted Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 2:30pm [Dine in]

The service in this restaurant is notoriously bad. The sushi is not outstanding. The only plus is the generous portions of fish. Therefore I never dine in and I always order 1/2 hour in advance for pick-up.

I was organizing a party at my house and most of my guests insisted we get large trays from Sushi California. So I called one day in advance and ordered about $200 worth of sushi, and I told them I'd pick it up at 3pm the next day.

The next day I went to pick it up. At around 2:55pm they call my house to say that the order can't be completed because there's not enough rice. I arrive at the restaurant, and the waitress tells me the unfortunate news. I was, of course, fuming. Then she has the gall to tell me that they called me. And I ask her, "when?" She says, amazingly with a straight face, "five minutes ago." So I asked them, "are you telling me you started on my huge order 5 minutes ago?" And she says "we'll give you a $20 discount." I was just thinking about getting a refund and going to another restaurant, but my guests stupidly insisted on Sushi California. I don't get some people.

Go up to Fuji Sushi up a few blocks instead. The service is very professional and the food is refined and delicate, just as sushi should be.

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Tomoya Japanese Restaurant6285 Nelson Ave, Burnaby
Decent food, weird ambiance and out-of-sequence dishes
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 1:28am [Dine in]

I came here expecting to see Nagasaki Express, and, to my great disappointment, found it replaced by Tomoya. We decided to try it.

My friend ordered some maki and nigiri, I ordered a Black Sun appetizer and a Tomoya roll.

As we waited for our food, I noticed that the music was very loud and I had to almost yell to be heard. The arrangement of tables and chairs was also very unusual; how the waitresses navigate it amazes me. The lighting was quite dim and I felt like in a lounge. Strangely there were a lot of families eating, with their kids, literally, diving through the floor. Parents, please take note, that's not cute at all.

The rolls and nigiri came out in about 10 minutes, but my appetizer took almost 25 minutes. That's not normal! My friend's dynamite roll was good, her california roll was salty enough, no need to dip in soy sauce -- both rolls pretty big. I didn't get to try her nigiri, but her ebi looked delicious. The Tomoya roll was alright, very flavourful, maybe too "dirty" or complicated; the sweetness of scallop was totally overwhelmed by the strong sauces. Black Sun was delicious though! It came in a large platter and beautifully presented: it's some sort of timbale with tuna and chopped scallops at the bottom, some tempura cracklings in the middle, topped with black tobiko and a quail egg. The sauce was arranged around the timbale, in shapes of beams, like a sun. It was complemented by heart-shaped wasabi. My friend who's not proficient with chopsticks had difficulty eating it however. It was good to end dinner this way. Mmmmm!

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