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o1goodgirlSurreySince January 4, 20107 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)


Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Almost there but no cigar
Submitted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 9:22am [Dine in]

I am a big fan of AYCE Japanese places & I am glad I got introduced to this place.

The ambiance is better than most as it's decor is sophisticated in its colours, there are plants that compliment and it has great natural lighting.

The value of $22 per person on dinners is excellent because unlike other AYCE places, it allows for unlimited sashimi which is a huge plus for me. It also inclues unlimited bbq korean meat and the servings aren't skimpy either.The only downside I can comment on is the lack of desserts on the menu, only one in fact.

Service-wise I think there is a lot of room for improvement. The staff doesnt seem very dedicated or friendly into helping you and when our 2 hours was up they didnt show any qualms about letting us know.

The food itself is what you can expect from AYCE. The presentation is nice, the variety is plentiful and the portions are solid. Although there is no memorable dishes and nothing I couldn't get same somewhere else.

To conclude,it's a good place for parties, family dinners or if you are super hungry after an activity.

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Olive Garden20080 Langley Bypass, Langley
LOVE Olive Garden!
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

Saw the commercials, tried it in Seattle, loved it and found one location back in BC. Granted the drive is far (from Surrey) but it sure is worth it.

True, there is a lengthy wait time to be seated (30-60mins), but they do provide a beeper, comfortable seats and a strip mall to keep you entertained. You should go to the restaurant with this in mind. I find going at lunch time is a better bet. The staff is friendly and when you are seated, service and food is prompt. The manager came by twice to see how we were doing.

This location has tables, booths, and different seating sections. You are surrounded by wine bottles and the atmosphere is very family italian friendly. As well the place always looks very tidy and so does their staff.

The food is amazing; quality and quantity wise. Most entrees are about $20 but this is accompanied by unlimited salad (which has the best salad dressing), array of delicious soups, and breadsticks (a mild version of Crazy Bread). The entreees are excellent and large in quantity that you will have leftovers. At the end you recieve a mint chocolate instead of the cheap white mint.

Will be coming here for years to come and I recommend it to everyone!

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Bridges1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:45am [Dine in]

Before seeing a play, the ladies and I went to dine at Bridges on Granville Island.

Parking is horrific (not the restaurant's fault) but be aware and plan to spend at least 10 minutes seeking for a spot. When we arrived we were seated promptly (we had reservations) but even on a Saturday night at 7pm, the place was not full. I am told they had an upstairs but we sat downstairs where the view of the water and dock is exquisite. The ambiance gives off feelings of open, clean, and quality. The chairs were comfortable, the utensils were presented beautifully and the lighting was flattering.

The server was friendly, efficient and knowledgable throughout the dining experience. Our drinks arrived in less than 5 minutes and the food followed in less than 10 minutes. This earns high points in my books as I was hungry and appreciated this timing.

The menu did not offer alot of variety. Pizza, burgers, a few soups and salads. I had the fish and chips. It came with a delicious side of in house cole slaw but for the rest I'd say it was just mediocre. Their choice of tartar sauce is poor as it tastes bland, the fish seems overcooked and the fries were a bit salty. I ordered a Shirely Temple for a beverage and was delighted when it was mixed right.

I don't find much value here. My fish and chips entree was $18, which of course is very overpriced. The menu had nothing less than $15, and that includes your regular cheeseburger for $16. And they tacked on a 15% gratuity automatically. I think people are really just paying for the view and perhaps the location they are in.

This is a place to come if you are feeling frivilous with your money and is looking to impress either a first date or a celebration for your birthday.

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Sushi Tengoku10194 152nd Street, Surrey
Once in awhile
Submitted Monday, January 25, 2010 - 11:23am [Dine in]

Being a great Sushi lover, I was enthused to see there was a grand opening of a new Sushi restaurant just located in the heart of Guildford. (It had replaced the Anducci's)

I've now been there twice, once for lunch and dinner. Firstly beware of the parking as there is only about 20 spots and the lot is also located next to the Starbucks drive through = some tricky driving.

Upon entering the restaurant you are greeted immediately by a hostess who will seat you either in a booth/table. They also have an upstairs to seat larger and private parties. The decor is sleek and clean with simplistic decorations. The menus are beautiful and new as are the utensils which suggest a higher quality ambiance.

The menu itself covers most Sushi lover's delight as it ranges from over 10 specialty rolls, various Sashimis, Udon, dinner/lunch boxes and misc. Although to my disappointment, they don't offer All-You-Can Eat, some of the photos on the menu weren't actually menu items and some items weren't currently being sold. When the food arrived, it was beautifully presented.
IE. A spider roll had a picture of a cobweb in the background drawn by sauce and the rolls were placed in a shape of a spider.
The food was made with great quality and care.

The service I found was lacking as between ordering, recieving and general inquries times lagged. The servers there do not communicate well in English so there is a language barrier. For example, I asked how much a side of rice would cost and got a completely different answer. As stated below, the tea refills were hard to come by.

If you are use to just eating Cali rolls or a dinner box and expect less than a $20 bill, this place is not for you. Specialty rolls start at $10. For me it is too pricey and there are places that would be cheaper but the quality speaks for itself.

This is a good place to come if you are celebrating or entertaining guests. Not on a regular Tuesday night where you are craving sushi. Like I said, good for once in awhile!

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Wings7124 King George Highway, Surrey
Favourite WINGS Joint
Submitted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 11:33am [Dine in]

I started going to Wings about 4years ago when I heard they were famous for their Wings Of Fire in which you had to sign a contract to even try one. Ever since then, I've been hooked.

The ambiance is upscale with its dark lighting and furniture that consists of booths and tables. They have both a lounge and dine area (as well as a heated patio for the Summer).

The service can be slow at times because they are so popular and waiting periods can be up to an hour. Busiest day will be Sunday because they have their promotion of 39cent wings. Reservations are only accepted during weekdays. When you do get seated though, I do find all my servers are friendly and if the food is slow, the drinks are fast.

The food is incredible. They range from their specialty of Wings to steaks, quesidillas, burgers, salads and soups. The Wings sections has over 12 flavoured wings each accompany by any sauce of your liking. I can't rave enough about how great the wings are. Although the drinks, alcoholic & non, are on the weak side. It tastes dilluted and the pop is awful. Only the 7up tastes close to carbonated.

The value is awesome as well because no dish costs more than $15, not even the steak and the quantity is satisfying.

Defenitley can see myself going here for years to come! (although the Granville one is a disappointment compared to this one)

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Chao Phraya Thai Restaurant2325 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Second Time Around
Submitted Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 10:52am [Dine in]

Yesterday night my girl friend & I decided to go and have Thai cuisine for dinner. This is only my second time experiencing Thai cuisine, the first being at Metrotown's Thai House.

The location of this restaurant is extremely easy to find as it is located where all the bustle is on Cambie street. Parking can be found in the back, free of charge, which is hard to find on open streets. If it is too busy you might have to park at Canadian tire or street parking which can range up to $5 for 2hr period.

When you walk in, you are greeted with an authentic ambiance of Thai culture. The space is beautifully decorated with art decor and good quality furniture. The space is large so you don't feel claustrophobic, I'd say it easily fit 100 people with options of tables and booths.

Service was quick and speedy with our friendly waitress. The menu had over 100 dishes so it took us quite awhile to decide what we wanted to have. We aren't familiar with Thai food so we went safe. We had an appy platter that consisted of Shrimp Cakes, Spring Rolls, Fried Fish Batter, Sour Carrots & Mini Deep Fried Chicken Pockets accompanied by array of sauces. We were quite pleased with dish as it was beautifull presented. We shared the Fried Pineapple Rice & Chicken with peanut sauce on a bed of a vegetables. The rice was served in a pineapple, which we were impressed about and it tasted quite fresh. The Chicken on the other hand was not a favourite. The bed of vegetables is really just brocolli and the peanut sauce was very mild tasting. We finished off with the Fried Banana with Vanilla/Mango ice cream which was very delicious.

In the end we spent about $50, which I thought was excellent value for 3 dishes, dessert, drink and tip. Will defenitley return, and I discovered they deliver as well, free of charge.

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Applewood Country Gifts, Tea Room & Bakery6345 120 Street, #112, Delta
First Experience With High Tea
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

I attended High Tea Noon with the ladies of my family for the first time at Applewood Country.

I arrived first and was left waiting in the lobby for about 15 minutes unattended by any of the employees. It did give me a chance to look around as they do have a bakery and gift shop connected to the tea room. They sell trinkets, souvenirs and decors.

When we got seated in the tea room, I noticed the environment was authentic like you would expect at your Grandma's house. Such as mismatching chairs, table cloths, and knick knacks on the walls. To add to the ambiance they provided accessories like hats and gloves, which I thought was fun.

The service was very slow, we were seated at 12pm and didnt leave until 2pm even though there were only 3 dishes served. At times we couldn't catch our server's attention at all. Although when we did, they were exceptionally friendly.

The food was very beautifully presented in tier stands. But I did not find it fresh or warm. We had Scones, Cupcakes, and Mini Meat Pies. They had an array of delicious jams to accompany the food.

For the 5 of us, the total came out to be $115. I did not think it was worth the value for 1 pot of tea and 3 dainty dishes. I will not return but it was an interesting experience.

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