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marymacDelta, BCSince September 5, 2005145 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
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Displaying 121 - 140 of 145 Reviews Found
La Buca4025 MacDonald Street, Vancouver
glad we went to try this place!
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3:05pm [Dine in]

Went last evening with my elderly aunt before going to the Symphony. I called ahead, just to be sure. We were there early, and the place was quiet for half an hour or so. Then, whooosh, it filled up. Not hard to do, since there is seating for about 30 in this narrow room.

We split the salume board appetizer. Four different dried and smoked meats and sausages from Oyama Sausage Co., served with melon. My aunt ordered veal cheeks for a main and I had a duck breast special. Pasta was substituted for risotto on my aunt's plate with a "no problem". The veal cheeks were SOOOOO tender, very very good. The duck breast was moist and tasty as well, served with a plum demiglace, veggies and du Puy lentils. Yum.

A bottle of Sicilian Primitivo was accessibly priced and went well with our selections. We split a tiramisu for dessert, and the coffee was excellent.

A very positive experience. Good food, decent wine, great service. Music was a bit loud when the restaurant was almost empty, but not noticeable when the room was full. We both enjoyed it very much.

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Hanako Japanese Restaurant15135 101 Avenue, #205, Surrey
VERY good!!
Submitted Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

We went for lunch today, to try this place based on reviews here. It IS very small, and very friendly...

When we walked in, I was greeted with a "Oh, it's YOU...!!" from a server who had been a regular at Tokachi. Chika-san is VERY efficient, VERY friendly, and makes you feel like a personal friend.

We both ordered sushi and sashimi bento. Everything was impeccably fresh, most enjoyable.

Service was prompt and unobtrusive. Chika-san even remembered that my hubby needs a fork...!

Great place. We'll be back for dinner, for sure.

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Pho Hoa14357 104th Ave, #102, Surrey
much better pho close by
Submitted Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

Lunch time today I was driving by. It was windy and rainy, and I thought, "yeah, pho would be good..."

Very few people in the place, but it still took a while to get someone to take my (very simple) order.

(...maybe because I was not Asian?)...the server brought just bean sprouts on a plate to go with my pho. When I asked for the lime, chilies and basil, she was surprised....

It was...OK. Since going to other places nearby, I am beginning to recognize this as a chain outlet, and a "lowest common denominator" sort of place.

It was hot, filling. There are much better places in the neighbourhood.

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Next Level Restaurant and Lounge7500 Scott Road, Surrey
Not sure what their
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 10:28am [Dine in]

This space (upstairs, in the same strip-mall as Future Shop) has

Wait person was very new and hesitant. She came back several times to re-check, and seemed to have the wrong information from the time before...

Hubby ordered chicken in a spicy tomato sauce on rice. That's what he got...no salad, no veggies, no garnish. The chicken WAS very good...tender and nicely spiced, but the plate was pretty bare-looking. I ordered a "safe" steak sandwich, which came with fries, a slice of hoagy soaked with butter, fried onions (advertised as "caramelized"...they weren't) and fried mushrooms. We ordered OK Pale Ale to go with. When a refill was requested (the empty glass was not noticed by the inexperienced server), it took a long time to come. Explanation was that the bartender had gone home (!) and the server had to find the manager to get him to draw the pint (!!)

The fries were cold, the bread was greasy, the onions barely cooked and whatever they were fried in tasted "off". The piece of steak, on the other hand, was perfectly done, tender and tasty.

After the two young men in the bar left, we were the only people in the place for the better part of an hour. Yes it was a *bit* early for the dinner crowd, but I'm not sure that's their intended "target". Maybe a later-night, younger bar crowd?

With the loud, loud rap and heavy metal music, scattered service and underwhelming food, we are not planning a return visit. Oh, and they really should remove the "steakhouse" from their sign...it really isn't a steakhouse.

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Wolf and Hound, The3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
food NOT outstanding
Submitted Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 9:49am [Dine in]

Hubby and I took daughter and son-in-law for a pre-theatre drink and dinner. We were there at 6:00 on a Saturday evening, and had our choice of places to sit.

Appealingly set-up, smaller side areas to carve up the space nicely. Service was great. Prompt and pleasant. They have Russell beers on tap - yay Russell - and we had Celtic Ale.

The food was....um, OK. We ordered burgers and steak sandwiches, with a bucket of onion rings as an extra. Caesar salad was bland and limp, fries were limp, onion rings greasy. Perhaps the oil wasn't hot enough...? Steaks and burgers were great, and the steaks were done exactly to our specifications.

No desserts, no time. Signs all over the place say they have live music. Guess we were there too early, but we had to head out for the theatre.

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Dragon Palace45 8th Street, New Westminster
authentic dim sum in New West!
Submitted Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

After reading positive reviews, and being hungry for dim sum while driving through New West, we decided to give this place a try.

We were greeted pleasantly and seated promptly. This place gives you a list of dim sum and a pen, so we ordered shrimp dumpling, deep fried taro dumpling, chiu chow dumpling, siu mai, soy sauce chow mein (small dish), deep-fried squid with spicy salt, and sesame rice balls for a sweet. Hubby needs a fork, and it was remembered the first time...which does not always happen!

Food arrived as it was ready, fresh and hot.. Deep fried items were not greasy. Quality of ingredients was very good. The bill was $28, which was reasonable for the amount of food we ordered (we took some home).

The room is bright and clean. Service was prompt. We enjoyed our first visit VERY much.

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Cockney Kings Fish & Chips66 10th St, #130, New Westminster
my favourite fish and chips...
Submitted Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

I started out with Cockney Kings on East Hastings in Burnaby, many years ago. Many moves later, the New Westminster outlet is the closest for a fish and chips "fix".

We go there every three or four weeks. Always, the service is friendly, the food is fresh and hot. The fish (halibut or cod) is never "fishy"...I think they are particular about their sources. We often add prawns to the meal, and they are always fresh, sweet and a good size.

This is one of our regular 'best' places...this time for fish and chips.

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Taste Of Punjab, A10009 136A Street, Surrey
oh, WOW
Submitted Friday, September 7, 2007 - 10:55pm [Dine in]

Following up on reviews here, my husband and I decided to try this place out for lunch. It was after 1:00 pm, but still quite a few people there. We were greeted very pleasantly, and seated immediately.

Decided to try the lunch special plates...hubby had the tandoori plate with lamb, chicken tandoori and chicken tikka. I had lamb curry.

The lunches were served thali-style. Along with the main dish, there was spinach paneer (VERY nice), rice, naan, raita and kheer (rice pudding) for dessert. My lamb curry was tender and complex in spicing. The tandoori was good - fresh and flavourful. A very filling lunch for $9.99. They had spicy wraps listed for 8.99 (paneer, chicken, lamb), and another short page of more lunch specials. All seemed to be in the $8-10 range.

Only one lady serving and answering the phone for take-out (brisk business), but she was most pleasant and efficient.

Very satisfactory. A new favourite.

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Yummy Wonton House8677 120th Street, Delta
Finally! GOOD Chinese in North Delta
Submitted Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

This is quite new, just open two weeks. It is located where the old Regalia restaurant, and more recently Dynasty Buffet, was located.

A wide-open room, quite bright and clean-looking. Bathrooms are reasonable. Minimally decorated, but they have plans!

A co-worker and I went for lunch and were favourably impressed. We both had braised brisket and wonton noodle soup. The broth was excellent, the wontons were shrimp, plentiful and very fresh. Noodles done just right, and the brisket was meltingly-tender. "Yummy", indeed! The lunch menu has wonton soup, noodle soup, lunch specials at $5.25, and some standards. The main menu has a few pages, and features dim sum and congee dishes as well.

As mentioned, they are just getting up and running, but this looks like a VERY promising restaurant in an area where Chinese restaurants are very few and not exceptional.

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Celtic Times12025 72 Avenue, Surrey
great pub food...!
Submitted Monday, September 3, 2007 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

Dropped into this newly-renovated pub/restaurant at lunch time on the holiday weekend. Nicely upgraded with an Irish slant from the rather shabby pub that used to be there....

Hubby had the all day Irish Breakfast, which had a large banger (spicy sausage), bacon, two eggs, choice of toast, sliced tomatoes and lattice-fried potatoes. I ordered from the appy section of the menu, and had "nachatoes"...the same deep-fried lattice potatoes with two cheeses, green onions, olives, banana peppers, salsa, sour cream and a spicy mustard-mayonnaise dip. Kinda like a Tex-Mex poutine...! Both choices were very good, but the nachatoes are definately a share-plate I only got through about half of it!

Service seems to be still in the "settling-in" phase, but pleasant enough. When a glass exploded in her hand as she was putting it on the table, the server was VERY apologetic (not her fault...dishwasher stress), and mopped us up with more apologies. When we got the bill, she had taken the cost of one of the drinks off to compensate for the excitement...

Most definitely an improvement on this corner. Much classier ambiance, and the menu looks interesting. We will be back.

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Rusty Anchor Pub6100 Ferry Road Ladner, Delta
OK for pub food,,,
Submitted Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

Hubby and I dropped into The Rusty Anchor for lunch....and it was as expected.

Service was adequate, food was OK. Hubby had taco salad, I had steak sandwich.

Location on the waterfront was attractive...location won't bring in foodies.

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Maguro Sushi5241 Ladner Trunk Rd, Delta
fish is FRESH!!
Submitted Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 10:43am [Dine in]

There is another Maguro Sushi restaurant in the Guildford area, started by the same man who runs this place in Ladner. We found him (Guildfod area) by chance years ago, and kept going back for the excellent sushi. Suddenly, he was gone and others were running the Guildford restaurant. Since it was quite a drive, we stopped going there.

Several years ago, while in Ladner, we saw a new awning in the Trennant Park mall, "Maguro", with the same logo. Next time we went by, it was open, and we dropped in to investigate. There he was, the same man behind the sushi counter who had produced such wonderful sashimi and sushi. Seems like he must travel around, setting up these restaurants and then turns them over to someone else....

Anyway, the Ladner location has the same very fresh fish and well-produced cooked food. Prices are quite reasonable for this quality.

They DO get very, very busy, and a wait is possible - but definitely worth it.

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Hapa Izakaya1516 Yew St, Vancouver
looking for more
Submitted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

Went iout for dinner with female friends before "Bard on the Beach" Nice room, usual "IRASSHAIMASSSEI...." greeting.

Food selections were solid, but not outstanding.

We ordered edamame, lotus gyoza, ebi mayo, ishi-yaki (stone-bowl rice), kalbi ribs, kabocha puree. Tried to order blow-torched mackeral, but was told it was no longer on the menu. Substitued blow-torched toro, but it was not a success.

Food was OK, but service seemed lacking. I guess we were too old and not-trendy enough.

Different "vibe" from the Robson street location.

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Zipang Sushi3710 Main Street, Vancouver
sorry, Mia
Submitted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

Mia Stainsby has reviewed this restaurant favourably. I'm not sure why.

No liquor license, although they say they are in negotiations..

Following up on Mia's "best" list, my friend and I arrived for supper last week.

Everything was "OK", but I wouldn't rave about anything. Service was also just "OK". They seemed to be very much interested in getting a liquor license from a "somebody", and things were a bit slow.

Food was OK, but I wouldn't return quickly.

Sorry, Mia.

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Poseidon Greek Restaurant20795 Fraser Hwy, Langley
Not VERY pleased...
Submitted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 9:05pm [Dine in]

Went in for lunch, and by 12:45, we were the only cusotmers... A few more came in, but it was NOT busy at lunch in Langley.

WE were belatedly greeted by a young woman who said she was not supposed to be working that day, but she was sorry....
Waited a long time (15 minutes at lunch time) for someone else to take our order. I'm not sure if the waitress was also the cook, but it took another long time for our order to reach us. No follow-up on how we were doing. We sat for quite a while after we were obciously finished to get our bill. Lunch took almost an hour and a half, which might have been why there wasn't a whole lot of traffic there mid-week.

Food was OK, but just standard Greek-restuarant stuff. Kalamari looked like pre-frozen, and was 'way too salty.

We've driven by this restaurant for years, but won't be hurrying back...

JUST "ok"

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Tokachi Japanese Restaurant10767 King George Highway, Surrey
in deepest, darkest Whalley...
Submitted Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 3:01pm [Dine in]

...is a VERY GOOD Japanese-owned restaurant and sushi bar! Tucked into the back corner of a rather grungy-looking mall right on the Whalley strip, this place is so much of a pleasant surprise that it is almost a shock!

We've been going here for many years. Even though we've moved further away, we still make the drive (not as often as I'd like) to have excellent sushi.

The fish is always fresh, well-cut, generously sized portions. Their Tokachi Combo is a platter or a boat (depending on whim, I guess) that has an amazing amount and variety of sashimi and norimaki. If there is something you can't eat, there is no problem with substitutions.

Mostly we go for sushi, but the cooked food is good too. The tempura is always nice - fresh and light, no off-taste to the oil.

The room itself is open and restful, with clean lines and Japanese-imported woodwork. Chairs and tables, or lots of tatami rooms. The owners tell me that the carpenter who designed it has retired. The bathrooms are spotless.

If you can look past the location, the food inside is REALLY good.

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Stanley Restaurant11184 84 Avenue, Delta
Favourite Vietnamese
Submitted Monday, August 20, 2007 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

Stanley Restaurant is tucked into a corner of NorDel Shopping Centre, at 84th and 112th in North Delta. It's been there for quite a few years, and does a brisk business.

I go for pho, which is great. My husband usually tries one of the other noodle soups or a combination plate. We've never been disappointed.

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Pho Tam Restaurant10302 135 Street, #10, Surrey
first, but not last, visit
Submitted Monday, August 20, 2007 - 2:28pm [Dine in]

Went to Pho Tam for the first time at lunch today. It was very, very good!

Very busy and crowded (a good sign...), but service was prompt and pleasant. I had pho, my husband had chow mein with deep fried prawns and meat dumplings. Our bill was $17-something for an ample amount of food.

Found the pho to be just what I was looking for on a rainy day. They were VERY generous with the meat. My husband enjoyed his choice very much. Lots of leftover chow mein to go home.

Ambiance is arborite tables and linoleum floor, but who cares? The food was very, very good! (and the bathrooms were clean...)

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Modern Club3446 Dunbar, Vancouver
great place for okonomiyaki fix
Submitted Friday, August 17, 2007 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

Went early for dinner, and did not have to wait. Sat at the bar and watched our okonomiyaki being cooked. Owner is always there and always very friendly. Manager (or head waitress?) is very efficient and polite.

We had ebi sunomono salad with decent-sized shrimp. Refreshing on a hot day! Then our okonomiyaki. Yummmm. We wanted different "fillings", so ordered two smaller sizes. The smaller size was enough for me, and my young adult son said it was enough for him as well.

Very casual, pleasant place for a nice supper. We've been a few times, and will go back again.

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Sixth On Sixth Wonton House522 Sixth Avenue, New Westminster
old style Chinese
Submitted Friday, August 17, 2007 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch to try this place out, after reading reviews here. It was good, but not outstanding.

Obviously a popular spot for lunch, as it was crowded. Very pleasant waitress, fast service, food reminded me a bit of "Canadian-Chinese" restaurants when I was younger. Lots of it, tasty, nothing too inspiring, very reasonable prices.

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