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MurdoManNorth VancouverSince February 15, 200711 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)


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Krua Thai Restaurant1445 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Gone way down hill
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 9:59pm [Dine in]

It breaks my heart to write this but what was once the best Thai on the North Shore is no more. Surely this place has changed ownership or something because it is so different from what it was. And in all the worst possible ways...
I took my new girlfriend there tonight with kind of a smug look on my face because I just knew how impressed she'd be. I let her do the ordering because I trusted everything on the menu and she had some allergy concerns.
Folks, I'll cut to the chase - the food was as bland as could be. The quality of it was horrid. I could go on for ever about how disappointed we were but you get the point. Avoid this place and save your memories of it's once glory days.
So sad to say goodbye to an old friend but this place is dead to me.

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Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Paula, Fondue & Mead...
Submitted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 9:42pm [Dine in]

My buddy and I went here after several failed attempts. For three weeks in a row we went to try but were shut down for several silly reasons mostly just due to the well deserved success of Burgoo.

We were met by an exceptionally beautiful young woman named Paula who charmingly showed us to our seats. She then brought us the house ale which was very nice indeed. We ordered the Brie fondue on Paula's recommendation - wow!

We then ordered the onion soup and some biscuits which were superb - all washed down with a cheeky bottle of white wine.

Desert was Mead - Again Paula's doing - wonderful.

Bottom line:

Paula - seven stars out of five.
Food - four to five stars out of five
Ambiance - four to five out of five.
Value - cheap at twice the price.

This place will do well for years to come. If you crave comfort food without all sorts of pomp and circumstance - choose Burgoo.


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Gusto Di Quattro1 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Excellent High-End Italian
Submitted Sunday, November 30, 2008 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

We went to this restaurant sort of by accident. We were intending to go to Burgoo but they were packed and we didn't want to wait.
I am so glad we didn't!
We were met at Gusto Di Quattro with enthusiastic quick service and started with a couple of excellent Martinis. Our knowledgeable waiter then explained some of the highlights of the menu and specials.
There was no pressure to order (on a Friday Night) so we just ordered the Antipasto for two.
The plate arrived with warm bread and olive/balsamic dip on the side. There were so many tastes to sample - each as delicious as the last.
After we had enjoyed this we selected a bottle of Castello di Bossi Chianti and two orders of the Ravioli Piemontesi for our main course.
I never order vegetarian but am I glad I did. It was rich and smokey without being over the top. It paired perfectly with the oakiness of the Chianti.
My dining partner agreed that we could neither of us recall eating a finer pasta. Considering how often one comes across pasta - this is no small compliment.
We finished with coffee and gelato (superb) and were not rushed with a bill. We were allowed to relax, chat and exit at our own pace.

I wholeheartedly recommend this outstanding restaurant to anyone with deep pockets. This is not a cheap eatery in any sense. Count on about a hundred dollars a head to enjoy the experience I've described above. That does not include tip!

Now that we established that, let me finish by adding that I found it to be a bargain considering the flawlessness of this experience.


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Curry Feast1265 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Needs Work
Submitted Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

We were excited to try this new Indian restaurant. We walked in and were seated immediately. A young Indian girl came and greeted us and asked us what we'd like to eat. We informed her that it would be an easier decision if we could look at a menu first. We then ordered a couple of King Fishers and were told that the place was not licensed.
The food was really good and not like other Indian restaurants. The service was as bad as it could be. They didn't even offer any pampodams or anything. Water.
I'd still go back, however. The food is quite special. Have a couple of drinks before you go and don't be in a hurry for curry.

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Over Priced and Under Spiced
Submitted Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

I went to Vij's yesterday with a friend. We arrived at 5:00pm a full half hour before it opened and already found people milling and waiting to get in. This increased our anticipation in a good way - after all, it had to be good for people to line up prior to opening, didn't it?
At 5:30 we were seated and saw a sea of waiters and waitress's run around and get people drinks efficiently. A couple of them were even bringing around huge bowls of finger food which people were reaching in to with their bare hands. Although it struck me as a bit suspicious I dove in as well and sampled the treats. They were very pedestrian but I munched them gratefully as I was starved.
We ordered some crab bites and samosas to start followed by beef ribs lamb popsicles and yam curry.
I cannot begin to tell you how disappointed we were in everything.
The portions were adequate in size at best for the prices charged but lacking flavor. The lamb pops were nice but very uninspired as far as taste.
I had read other reviews on this place raving about it and I can not figure out why. Vij's is the biggest rip off in greater Vancouver.
Our bill came to $200.00 for two people. We each had a before dinner drink and split a bottle of wine. That price does not include the tip I left, either!
Avoid this scam and stick to some of the other excellent Indian eatery's scattered around.
I will never go back to this place and I will tell as many people as I can about my horrid experience.

Save your money !!

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Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub1177 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver
Super Pub Grub
Submitted Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 8:16am [Dine in]

This is my favorite pub on the North Shore. The reason they've won my heart is simple - they're consistent.

The menu is diversified - so anyone will find something to their taste. The beers are excellent and the service is friendly and prompt. One of the standout things about the service is the number of servers who have been there for years. It is kind of nice to get recognition when one goes into an establishment only fairly regularly (1 - 2 times per month).

Best menu item: Thai Mussels!

Keep this great eatery in mind when you want solid food and service without any pomp. Bring your wallet though, it 'ain't cheap!

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1629 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Good Value - Pleasant Change...
Submitted Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 7:45am [Dine in]

This is a fun alternative. If you have messy bottomless pit teenage boys to feed then it is perfect. The portions are generous but a bit predictable. Order one of the platters on your first visit as you'll get a sampling of all the treats.

Overall, this is a solid and quick feast that is very laid back.

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Hamaei Japanese Restaurant2601 Westview Drive, #620, North Vancouver
Great Food
Submitted Friday, September 14, 2007 - 3:41pm [Dine in]

This is an excellent overall spot. They cater to the authentic crowd as well as westernized palates. Good clean flavors and pleasant service make this a good choice. There are some "real Japanese" choices on their fresh sheets that might scare you if you read too closely - unless you like fish heads in your soup!

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Indian Fusion2045 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Best on the North Shore
Submitted Friday, September 14, 2007 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

I am an avid fan of Indian cuisine. I have eaten at all of the North Shore Indian restaurants several times. If you want the very best of the bunch, look no further. Indian fusion will never win too many points for location or ambiance, but who cares? If you are not put off by small eateries and crave superb Indian food, you owe it to yourself to try this place.

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Handi1340 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Second Best
Submitted Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 7:22pm [Dine in]

This is quite good Indian food. That unfortunately, is as ecstatic as I can get here. There are no comparisons to the competition (The Palki) except as far as ambiance goes. The Handi is better located and has a much better decor.
The bottom line? If you are looking for a nice atmosphere down by the sea that serves adequate Indian choose Handi. If you want the best Indian food to ever rip the top button off your pants because you ate way too much... Well then go to Palki.

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Andreas Restaurant153 16th Street West, North Vancouver
A Great Pizza
Submitted Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

This place is an excellent old standby. Their 'Ten Rich Topping' pizza is a real standout. Everything is very good but not great. They are good to keep in mind for pizza delivery. Another perk is that they start delivering earlier than most places (11:30am). This makes them handy on weekend days when you've got the gang over for a few chilly ones and the game!

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