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MonzieRichmondSince January 21, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


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Risty's Cafe and Sushi Bar8542 Granville St., Vancouver
Not impressed
Submitted Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 1:30am [Dine in]

Being a Canadian-Japanese fusion restaurant, I expected a whole lot more from their food. Generally, the service was alright, nothing impressive at all. Also, I wasn't too sure what to order, but I ended up with a seafood udon, which turned out to be a huge mistake. The sushi rolls I hear were quite good; it's just too bad that I wasn't in the mood to eat them. Other than that, another friend of mine ordered a yakiudon and the beef was extremely stuff. Not to mention, two other friends ordered beef udon and the beef slices were clumped and stuck together unappealingly. The western food looked a lot better, and so did the breakfast, however I didn't try anything from that side of the menu.

I was expecting to enjoy dishes that were a mix of both cultures, instead I found myself looking at two different types of menus, beckoning me to pick either side. How does that make sense? Not to mention, they post a lot of their menu up on the walls with unattractive, distracting, printed out low-quality photos of random items from their menu. The prices weren't even that great either.

Definitely, will not be going back

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Cute Pearl Tea House2130 W 40th Ave, Vancouver
Favourite BBT Restaurant in Kerrisdale
Submitted Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 1:18am [Dine in]

I used to be a big fan of BBT cafe, but ever since I was introduced to this tea house, I couldn't stop myself from coming back.
The service isn't terrible; from my experiences, they are fairly polite even when I speak to them in english.
Bubble tea flavours are excellent and their special drinks are really good as well (though everything is a little on the pricey side). I definitely would recommend their milk tea with pudding. They give you a large amount of pudding as well. Normally, I can never finish a drink. I find the food decent as well, though nothing special there.

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BBT Cafe5979 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Loving their bbt, not so crazy about the service
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:34am [Dine in]

BBT Cafe is a great place to go to just catch up with friends and drink some bubble tea. Out of all the other bubble tea shops I've been to in Greater Vancouver, BBT Cafe's pearls never fail. Any other bbt places I go to, I always end up comparing the pearls to BBT's.

The food at BBT Cafe is great; a pretty good selection of Taiwanese food as well. It's always served hot, although it can take a while to come. The complimentary doesn't always come first, I've had to ask for it often (and the servers rarely walk around as well). The presentation of food is decent as well - cutlery is normally clean.

The only factor I dislike about this cafe is their service. It's not dirt poor, but I wouldn't call it service either. Some servers can be very polite, but I've only come across one whom I was impressed with once and never saw her again. They aren't particularly polite, nor rude; however, they haven't ever really catered to my particular needs and it's difficult to flag a server down often.

The atmosphere of BBT Cafe has always been my favorite part of it. I love the decor and especially their newest part of the restaurant (the expansion). The washrooms can get a bit annoying since they are single; despite this, they are kept clean and aren't repulsive.

All in all, one of my favorite BBT places.... for take out. An extra 10% off!

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Ellie3779 Sexsmith Rd., #1111, Richmond
Great Value for Malaysian Food
Submitted Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:24am [Dine in]

I'm quite an avid fan of Malaysian/Southeast Asian food and Ellie is the restaurant that I frequent the most often to settle my cravings.

Dishes I recommend from Ellie include their House Special Fried Rice, Chicken Satay (used to be super cheap, but they've recently upped their prices), and the Spicy Beef Noodles. Their yellow noodles are very tasteful, and the curry is also exceptional. Last time I tried their vermicelli, they seemed to have overdose on the salt a bit.

Recently, I've noticed that Ellie has changed a few prices on the menu; it used to be an extremely good deal, but because of the price changes, I've been reluctant to come here more often.

Service has always been typical, nothing special about it. The servers greeted us in Mandarin, and although we understood, I'm not impressed when they automatically assume we know what they're talking about. However, it is understandable coming from a Richmond restaurant. The servers are tri-lingual, so that's a plus for them.

In terms of atmosphere, I've found it to be pretty alright and standard. I've heard that because there's actually no roof to the washrooms, there's a public washroom scent throughout the restaurant. My parents noticed this, but I didn't.

All in all, Ellie is somewhere I still enjoy going to. The food can get quite oily so I come about once a month.

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