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philliplVancouverSince March 14, 20082 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


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Hot Plate Bistro, The1205 Madison Ave., Burnaby
Hidden Gem on Madison
Submitted Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

Imagine a place where you can relax, read the paper, nestle in a quiet neighbourhood, enjoy home-like hospitality and more importantly fill your stomach with a hot breakfast meal. Well such place exist, and it's called Hotplate.

Hidden in the residential neighbourhood on Madison, Hotplate is a small breakfast/sandwich place and appears to be managed by a couple that provides personalized service for customers. You get nothing but value from here, and Hotplate kind of reminds me of a solitude place where you can have long conversations with a friend over a cup of coffee.

The ambience is clean, pristine and cosy...I highly recommend coming here if your looking for a place to relax and receive superior customer service.

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Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
Needs Improvement: but I keep coming back
Submitted Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

What can you say, there is one only one fundamental reason why people continue to gravitate to Sushi California, it's the portion of sushi that you get. This restaurant is famous for giving customers value for money and I can tell you once you come here, you'll keep coming back for more. The restaurant is very generous with their sashimi and most dishes are under $10, which is a bargain compare to other places. The sushi are comparable to steak-size fishes, so you won't be disappointed.

Now the downside, during busy periods do expect poor service, Sushi California as you'll read in the other reviews is infamous for being understaffed. At peak times there maybe only two waitresses doing everything (literally) which includes hosting, ordering, bussing, cleaning, take-out and cashing. The other downside is the environment, don't expect this place to be some kind of a five star, exotic Japanese restaurant, no this place is quite dirty and at times messy. (Brace yourself when you go to the washroom)

All in all, if you don't mind the service and ambiance, and you're looking for one of the best Sushi value for money in town then this is your place. I highly recommend Sushi California.

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