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VeritasBurnabySince February 18, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)


Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Reviews Found
Mad Greek7260 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
Just a Greek restaurant in a sea of Greek restaurants
Submitted Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

After reading alot of the reviews from the old days and comparing them to the latest reviews, it really seems there was a shift in quality. That shift was evident tonight when I went there with a group of friends. We ordered a multi-dip and calamari to start and then an entree each. The dips were ok but the calamari was a little under. For the entree I had the roast lamb and my wife a mixed souvlaki shish kebab. I have had lamb in many places and I would not be going back to this place for it as it was not as tasty as it ought to have been. My wife's souvlaki was not very tender. The rice was oozing with broth and it was well...expensive compared to many other greek restaurants that serve better quality food.

I hear adds for this place all the time on the radio and I have driven by it countless times even in the old days. Today was likely the first and last time I will go there. It was not a complete dud as ambiance was fine, but for the price I paid, there are so many other choices that I would rather go to that serve better food.

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Spicy Court Chinese Restaurant5638 Cambie Street, #101, Vancouver
Solid Food Day or Night
Submitted Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 12:18am [Dine in]

I have been going to Spicy Court for years. This place has very tasty dim sum with the regular menu items all showing strong. Ha Gow and Siu Mai are the faves and they do not disappoint here. At this restaurant you order by card for dim sum and it is brought out to you...no doubt to be as efficient as possible and to be as fresh as possible. It does show throughout the quality of their dim sum.

As for dinner, I have tried several set menus as well as their other dinner menu items. Of note are the King Crab prepared steamed with garlic for the first course and with baked rice in shell for the second. The lobster with e-fu noodles and cream sauce is also nicely prepared as is the 2 course peking duck.

Overall this restaurant offers solid food at average pricing. The service is average to good depending on who is waiting your table. The ambiance is middle of the road as far as Chinese restaurants go but for the price comparing to supposed "high end" Chinese such as Kirin or Sun Sui Wah, why not save 20% off your bill and get as good or better food...recommended

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Vita Bella Ristorante4544 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Italian food great execution
Submitted Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 10:39am [Dine in]

I visited Vita Bella last night and I would endorse this restaurant for its food, service and overall execution.

Last night, my wife and I went "all out" and tried a number of different items. We started with the Vita Bella Salad included nicely roasted root vegetables, mushrooms and romaine in a olive oil and balsamic dressing and the seafood cioppino. The salad had a great combination of flavours, textures and was nicely charred to enhance the aroma. The ciopinno was a tomato based broth with chunks of white fish, salmon, a large scallop and a large prawn which were all cooked nicely without being overcooked. The broth itself was refined and rustic all at the same time with hints of pepperoncino and other herbs to round the flavour.

The 2 entrees we had were the Granchio crab pasta and the Fumate duck pasta. The crab pasta was a delicate comination of perfectly cooked noodles in a light elegant sauce that had a generous portion of fluffy sweet crab meat in every bite. The duck pasta was bold in flavour including sundried tomato, mushrooms, olive oil, truffle oil and a touch of cream. A thinly sliced portion of smoked duck breast sat atop of the al dente noodles. Both were opposite to each other in taste but expertly prepared in their own right.

We then finished with coffee and 1 tiramisu. Coffee was brewed freshly and rich and the tiramisu was a great foil as it was light, creamy, and just enough to satisfy a sweet tooth after a hearty meal.

The service was very solid as our server was personable and attentive. The chef / owner came out to greet his patrons which I always find a great touch - a little shy I think but humble and gracious.

This restaurant is highly recommended.

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Jiro315 East Broadway, Vancouver
Consistency is key
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

When eating sushi, I have 2 tests - Regular and All you can eat. Jiro falls in the all you can eat category and has proven to be a consistent performer. This is NOT a restaurant that serves up beautifully plated items but it does do a good job of serving fresh, tasty food at a very reasonable price.

The lunch is what I usually go for and they do have limit on the sashimi ordered but the rest is unlimited. They have very good handrolls, though the rice could be cooler when served, they use nice nori. Their sushi is a nice balance of rice versus filling although not as fine as truly Japanese chefs would roll. The fried foods are always hot and tasty such as the chicken karaage (just wings) and ika karrage (squid rings).

The service is from nice ladies who work hard, are friendly and overall nice. The only real shortcoming is that the restaurant is located on the top floor of the building, thus less people actually see it is there. It is a solid performer that people should really try for solid food value.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Lobster - Now you see it...
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

I have eaten at Sun Sui Wah for ages since it inhabited its old space on Main. When it opened...all I could say was WOW and AWESOME. Unfortunately, THAT WAS THEN.

On Jan 15, 08 I went there for dim sum just before leaving for vacation. The food was fine as it stands for Chinese food but this is not the Sun Sui Wah of the good old days. Disappointing Ha Gow, Shiu Mai, terrible noodles...all were not very tasty or satisfying or cooked properly.

On Jan 31, 08 I went there yet again for a private dinner banquet for 6 tables. Since this was the umpteenth time we have done this, I thought I knew the routine. Instead, the food used sub par ingreedients such as freezer burnt scallops, overcooked chinese greens, and undercooked rice. Those would already make many upset but the worst was yet to come...they actually cheated us of food.

I almost expect some restaurants to not give full portions of items like lobster or crab. Unfortunately, I have had this experience a few times elsewhere but NOT BEFORE at Sun Sui Wah. This is supposed to be one of the top Chinese restaurants in Vancouver? - The mighty have fallen. There was supposed to be a dish of crab and lobster in superior stock - a standard dish. They gave us almost a full crab minus one leg but only 1/3 of a lobster - there was the head, the tail, 2 claws, and 2 dime sized pieces of tail meat literally...I counted! I checked the others too without making a scene - very similar and all had no legs - the telltale sign that a large part of the lobster was missing. Terrible.

To boot the service was awful as the waiters kept spilling things on people, knocking into people and at the end, the manager came and asked for $10.00 more for a tip. We just spent over $2000 on food alone and tipped appropriately and he comes grovelling for $10 more? What a joke. What a loser.

I will not be returning anytime soon unless someone can convince me things have gotten better.

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