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tzontlilicBurnabySince March 2, 20076 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)


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King Buffet4600 No. 3 Road, Richmond
It was good until the very end
Submitted Friday, August 6, 2010 - 10:57pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I saw this new place opened in Richmond and wanted to try it out, so today we and 3 of our friends went there to give this a try. The ambiance of this place is... well, it was the Hons before this place took over, so it's very standard Chinese restaurant decor. Dinner was 16 dollars, and as a buffet, it's not too bad. The food selection was pretty good; There was cooked Chinese food, seafood (with decent salmon sashimi too), and also a corner for dim sum (quality is quite decent too). Desert selection was not the greatest but it's ok. There was jello and mango pudding (standard Chinese stuff haha), and also some ice cream. My girlfriend and I particularly enjoyed their orange ice cream (they called it mango though, for some reason), but unfortunately, that was popular and it went out :(

All went pretty well and my girlfriend and I was actually thinking of taking her dad to here for his birthday dinner, but all of this change at the time when we leave. The owner (it seems like the owner) of the restaurant came to our table when we are done and was checking (we think he's checking) our table. He then picked up one dim sum bamboo basket which we have 2 chive dumblings left over. Those were left over because my girlfriend likes chive dumplings, but when she ate it she found out there is shrimp inside, which she doesn't like (we thought it's pork in the dumping, and there was no description of the food at the buffet counter). The owner picked up the basket and said to us, in a kind of mean tone, "no waste food", and glared at us.

I totally understand how these AYCE places would have policies to penalize people for being so greedy and waste a lot of food (e.g. take 30 salmon sashimi and just eat 5 pieces). We were not doing that at all. Our table was all cleaned except for that 2 dumplings. We feel extremely disrespected and the owner gave us the feeling that he is super stingy. We will never return to this place, and will not even complain to the owner to teach him how not to piss off their customers.

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Pho Hong5975 Kingsway, Burnaby
This place has gone downhill...
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 3:37pm [Dine in]

Pho Hong was used to be my favorite Vietnamese restaurant. But not anymore.
I have gone back a few times recently and the quality has been down the tube. A few years ago you would expect very generous portion of pho with a lot of meat, and very tasty broth for the pho.

Now this no longer holds. Portion is mediocre as best. Quality of broth is no longer to be found.

Even Vietnamese chain like Gold Train Express and Pho 99 serve way better pho than here. So sad.

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Won Jo BBQ & Noodle Restaurant508 Clarke Road, #105, Coquitlam
Great Kimchi and noodle, excellent value
Submitted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:14pm [Dine in]

Another small restaurant of great value.
This place specializes in their "hot pot" style Korean noodle soup. Their kimchi is also excellent!
With a little above 10 dollars it will fill you and your buddies' tummies.
Their servers are nice and attentive too. The first time I was there, I was probably the only customer there who does not speak Korean. The waitress at that time took the time to explain to me how to enjoy the appetizer bibimbab and the other parts of the meal.

The only complaint I have is in the limited selection of its menu. But recently this restaurants started to provide new dishes like pork barbeque and cold noodle. It looks like the selection on the menu will grow as time goes by.

If you love noodle soup, give Won Jo a try. It will not disappoint.

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Ichibankan Express8910 University High Street, #5, Burnaby
Microwave Food
Submitted Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 2:32am [Dine in]

The title says it all.
If you don't believe me, next time when you make an order, go close to the cashier and look at how the server prepare your food.
All they do is to take out the prepared food and microwave it.
There was once I ordered some chicken teriyaki don with my frd. We put the rice into the fridge and heat it back up after a few hours (need a late night snack for studying). Guess what? It tastes the same as what you get when you eat it "fresh".
The sushi? They are okay... only that there was once the place got complained about their sushi's temperature.

Well, I guess if you are stuck at SFU you don't have much choice. But if you can, try to avoid this place. They earn too much money for selling bad food.

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Paradise Vegetarian Noodle House8681 10th Avenue, Burnaby
Delicious, comfortable food
Submitted Saturday, July 19, 2008 - 2:24am [Dine in]

What a hidden gem!
Cheap + Good, that's a killer combination for a restaurant. But what if I also add healthy into the formula?
Some very impressive things:
- In many other Vietnamese restaurants, you get cheap tea. This place actually gives you good tea.
- I tried the spicy noodle soup. The soup base was excellent. A mild spice at the beginning and then turns into a sweet after-taste.
- All vegetable + imitate meat. Healthy food for people who eat too much meat. Feels very comfortable after the meal.
- You don't get that crazy thirst after having Pho in other places. The food has no MSG here.

All of this is for less than 10 dollars. If you are not full after one order you can order another dish and it will only put you close to 15. Very very good value.

Please note: This place is packed at meal time and has a lot of take-out order. Also, the owner is the only staff, so patient is required for your food and service.

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Szechuan House4394 Imperial Street, Burnaby
Be adventurous and this will be great
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2007 - 2:26am [Dine in]

"Spicy and numbing", this is an excellent Szechuan restaurant, but you have to be able to take spice, and is adventurous enough to try new things to fully enjoy it.
I love their water-boiled fish. It's a large bowl of thin-slicked fish put into spicy oil. When it comes in front of you, the appearance might scare you due to all the chili and sichuan peppercorn, but it is sure very tasty and very spicy, goes excellent with rice.
Their dan dan noodle (Szechuan styled noodle) is also excellent, it's very authentic. They actually use sichuan peppercorn in the noodle!
I have been to this place several times. I am not an expert in Szechuan cuisine, but I order from the "Chef Specials" every time, and the food never fails me.

If you are coming here for ordinary Chinese food, then there is nothing outstanding here. But if you have never tried Szechuan cuisine before, and are able to take the spice and are courageous enough to try something new, then you will love this place.

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