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Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
Fabulous!!!
By JANELAING of RICHMOND (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 4:42pm [Dine in]

Well we just came from the Tomahawk Restaurant in North Van. Soon as we walked in there was a staff hostess greeting all at the front door. Very friendly smile and asked us just to wait a moment, while they clean a booth for us. I only had a moment or two to look over all the wonderful items up front, sure brought back wonderful childhood memories. We were seated and a lovely young lady was a server. She was so pleasant and tentative to our needs. We were asked several times if our meal was to our liking and if we needed anything else. Everyone was so kind and smiles all around. The food, well it was out of this world. It was enough for 2 people at least. Very tasty and delicious. Was well worth the price. I enjoyed the fabulous bacon, out of this world tasty and tender. I would recommend this to all.

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Hon's Wun Tun House3025 Lougheed Hwy, #310, Coquitlam
Horrible service-cheapskates
By Foodeeeee of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 4, 2016 - 2:11pm [Take-out]

We phoned to order take out. They had a very rude manner on the phone. We were sure to specify we needed 3 chopsticks, soy sauce and plum sauce since we had none of them. Nothing was included. Most of the time they don't include it so we have to ask. Also, when we opened the prawn pockets the ticket they print out for each item to stick on top of the Styrofoam container was put inside the container laying across all four of the prawn pockets (can't be clean how do we know that paper didn't fall on the floor or something?). We tried pulling it off but the ink on the paper had transferred onto the food and the paper stuck to the sticky dough. We had to pull off half the dough. When we called they basically called us liars that we didn't' get any of the items we requested and to look again, really rudely. They didn't care at all about the pocket and wouldn't give a credit or anything. Cheapskates and so rude. Do not hire people for the service industry if they act like this. Or maybe they like it since it saves money here and there. Maybe they are told to ask that way by the owner? The food has gone downhill for the past 10 years and we will NEVER eat there again. Service was never 100% but this takes the cake. Remember there are plenty of places with better food and polite staff that we will be happy to spend our money on. You have lost more money by turning off us as customers and our group of friends than by saving on an order of prawn pockets you could have credited us.
Can't give them any higher rating than 1 star, wish we could give a 0.

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Brazza Gelato & Coffee1846 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
new ownership results in overall decline. rat infestation!
By Shawn fetterley of North Van, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 10:16am [Dine in]

the previous owners set the bar and left some big shoes for the new owner to fill. so far its not even close.
it used to be a great spot to get a quick cup of fresh coffee but now its the slowest process on lonsdale, I guess when there is only one staff working who has to do the til as well as make the coffee and god forbid if someone in line orders a gelato, your waiting close to 10 minutes for your americano

I have seen evidence of rat droppings on the floor, and I have overhead the owner saying they have a serious rat problem. he has seen the rats running all over the counters and even in the gelato coolers. We will not eat the baked goods anymore nor will we eat the gelato.

the owner seems to only hire young inexperience baristas which is fine if you give them the training but I dont want them training on my 4 dollar espresso. teach them after hours so my espresso isnt burnt or too hot.
when we order a cappicino, I want dont want a latte.

The previous owners would always make the temperature so the espresso was drinkable right away, not this owner. If I wanted to burn my mouth I would go to Starbucks.

the service is 1-2 stars out of 5 at best unless you are lucky enough to get Salvatore or his sister who definitely know what they are doing and know how to make a delicious Americano.

the atmosphere has dropped to 1-2 stars, unless there is a football (soccer) match on, then its ok. otherwise many of the regular clients have found another coffee shop.

food and gelato we wont touch because of the rats.

coffee depends on who is your barista, but 2-3 stars average unless Salvatore is your barista.

the new red seats outside are extremely uncomfortable..too bad it was a nice spot to sit and watch the passerbys.

Suggestions to the new owner
if it isnt broke, dont fix it. you didn't need to change anything.

Time to find a new coffee shop.

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Dinakis Mediterranean Grill2020 Oxford Connector, #101, Port Coquitlam
Guide dog ordered to leave
By Review hunters of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

I was there with family friends tonight and saw the manager/owner of Dinaki's tell my friend who's blind that his guide dog must wait outside. After my friend offered to show legislation and Guide Dog certificate, the manager still refused, and went into the back several times to "check". When the manager finally came back, he denied ever saying that the guide dog must stay outside, while customers at other tables confronted the manager/owner, confirming that he did in fact say that the guide dog must stay out. He mentioned that the reason for the misunderstanding was that he didn't want to disturb other customers with the guide dog. To that, other customers told the manager/owner that they had no problem with the guide dog, and the only problem they were having was with his attitude. He then tried to make excuses and come up with examples, which made no logical sense to anyone listening. He also tried to blame the waitresses for the whole incident, saying they were uneducated and denying that he himself was uneducated as to the law requiring accommodation for guide dogs. Do not eat here, Dinaki's discriminates against people with disabilities.

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Fat Mao Noodles217 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Great food but value is lacking
By thecritic of Vancouver (376 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:35am [Dine in]

I've been here a couple times and the food is great. The duck confit lettuce wraps are delicious although the portions are incredible small. There was barely enough confit for two tiny wraps. All the bowls I've had are delicious but again, on the small side. Service is efficient. Bring your appetite and your wallet!

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Sushiyama371 East Broadway, Vancouver
Generous quality Sashimi 35$ sizeable dinner for two
By vicarious1 of Burnaby B.C (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 3, 2016 - 3:19pm [Dine in]

Been there three times after work around 6pm. As a couple both time "GENEROUS" sized Sashimi seven pieces of Salmon and seven pieces of Tuna and three rolls 35$. We had the "Mixed Sashimi" once a little more but less filling for a dinner.
Considering the average Vancouver prices this is affordable and the Sashimi beats many other Japanese restaurants in quality and size.
Ignore bad tempered comments. Service was each time fast immediate by smiling girls and boys.
Style and decor is a bit aged but then who cares we came for food not for interior design. Actually the imitation, brown mixed slate, wallpaper is quite stunning. Having lived in Asia thirty years I can say it gives you the feel of an aged busy medium to small street Tokyo restaurant. Many more stylish in town who don't give any feel but fake decor.
Each time we got a spot but it still was very busy. If you are romantic, they have a small wall by the tables on the side street side you can carve your initials into the blue paint.
Seen quite a few couples with kids each time and heard French speaking customers.
We regret that we never picked up one someone mentioning this place years ago.
We will be stopping there on our way home more often, can't say one bad thing about it for that price. I nearly put the same review on Yelp just you know I am not an insider doing free adds.

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The Shoestring Cafe4611 NO. 6 RD, #180, Richmond
Pleasantly surprised and highly recommended!
By JPack of Vancouver (Cambie) (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:51pm [Dine in]

The Shoestring Cafe is the neighborhood restaurant everyone wishes they had around the corner from their home. This family-owned restaurant is the perfect balance between casual and fine dining. It's a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere - in the Crestwood Industrial area of northeast Richmond. Once you've tried it though, you'll quickly realize this is one of the best places to have lunch or early dinner within a 10 km radius. The other eateries in the neighborhood (sandwich shops and noodles houses) aren't even in the same league.

Shoestring serves upscale comfort food in a welcoming atmosphere with attentive and prompt service. It's perfect for an upscale lunch. You have to try their hearty seafood corn chowder, pasta dishes, and their grilled steak (with shoestring potatoes, of course). All their dishes are well-prepared, delicious, and attractive. The prices are affordable (main courses range from $10-15) and the portions are just right - small enough to finish, but large enough to make you satisfied.

Shoestring is a real windfall for anyone near this area of Richmond. Speaking with the chef-owner, he reveals he developed his craft through decades of work in B.C., California, and overseas. Honestly, this place feels like it's a Yaletown restaurant scaled down to fit the suburban business hub in East Richmond.

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Madras Club House13737 72 Ave #130, Surrey, BC V3W 2P2, Newton, Surrey
Excellent southern Indian food
By anita99 of Vancouver (34 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 5:07pm [Dine in]

I've literally been here 3 times this week for uthapam alone. It's a kind of crepe that is a vegetarian's delight with choice of 3 toppings. I usually choose tomato, onions and green chillis. Madras coffee is out of this world! If you are a foodie and want to try very good South Indian food, you must try this place. It is in Newton and a bit difficult to find. Other favorites of mine are the lamb dosa, chicken 69, & spring masala dosa. The business is family run and has become one my favorite places.

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Akira Sushi1069 Denman Street, Vancouver
Creamy Tuna Sashimi
By doughgirl of New Westminster (45 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 5:58pm [Dine in]

We tried the Salmon Tempura Roll, Sunset Roll, and Mango Paradise Roll. All yummy! The kids loved the Takoyaki. My favourite was the tuna sashimi. So creamy!!
We visited before 6 p.m. on a Tuesday. Apparently if you come later, regardless of night, you have to wait for a table.
We received appropriate attention from the server. Our visit was very pleasant.

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Not impressed and expected more
By anita99 of Vancouver (34 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

We were a group of 4 expecting a lot more from this bistro but were very disappointed. The food is bland and the service is slow. We ordered various dishes but nothing seemed to impress us. We reserved a table in advance and were promised a good spot with a candlelight. None of that happened. If you are a foodie, do not bother. Seriously tasteless food!

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Vera's Burger Shack1842 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Not like it used to be
By Shawn fetterley of North Van, BC (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

Burgers and fries are not exactly hi end dining but the prices charged here are expensive for what you get. The burger was ok, that's it. Fries ok. Expensive meal though. Service was mediocre at best. New oWners?
AnOther patron went out for smoke, right outside the door, we asked the manager to deal with the cigarette smoke blowing into restaurant. She did nothing about it, patron threw his smoke on the ground and didn't put it out, smoke lingered into the restaurant for minutes and again we asked the patron to put it out and then the manager after the patron gave us attitude. Manager did nothing Again. It's probably her son who needs a lesson in manners.
The type of customers this little shack is attracting will prevent us from returning ever again.
Don't go

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Famoso Neapolitan15865 Croydon Dr, Surrey
Horrible Service - mediocre food
By Treatsandeats of White Rock (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 11:42pm [Dine in]

Made reservations for a party of 10. Arrived at 6:30. Ordered by 6:45. Two people at our table ordered salads to start and they arrived 20 min later. Drinks were taking 15+ min to arrive and the servers response was 'oh, they haven't been brought out yet?' I believe that is your job as our server is it not?
After waiting for nearly an hour and watching other tables who had arrived after us finish their meals I asked to speak to the manager. He explained they were extremely busy, short staffed and everyone was in the same boat. Not the tables who were seated after us and had already finished appies and mains... He then said it was because our table had ordered appetizers so there is a wait between them and mains and our pizzas were going in the oven right now.
It made no sense!! A table of friends of ours had arrived 10 min after us and was done their appies and mains and were settling up their bill. It was close to 8:00pm!
Being in the service industry for years myself I found his explanation to be ridiculous. A table behind us of 14 for all their meals before us and they arrived at 7pm.
After all this we still had to wave the waiter down for drink refills. And ask a few times as he always forgot.
We were never offered any pizza bread or something to tides us over while we waited. We had an 11 month old with us and he wasn't offered anything either.
It was pretty upsetting! When the pizza did come out it was just ok. Nothing like we were used to eating there. Some people did love their pizzas tho.
Extremely disappointed and will NOT be going back!
The manager did offer free desserts to us, which only half the table received. We also received 25% off our bills and a gift cert. Sadly it didn't make up for the 1.5 hr wait and horrible lame excuses and service.

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Red Pagoda, The1130 W Pender Street, Vancouver
A pleasant surprise
By cashlezz of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Tucked away behind the tax center and coffee shop was this unassuming Vietnamese restaurant. We saw the sign on the sidewalk and decided to come in. As we opened the door, this delicious smell of pho came rushing and I instantly started to drool haha. The place seemed adequqtely clean and cozy. We were seated almost right away. We saw this amazing looking plate with all kinds of rolls and grilled meat two tables down and decided to order the same thing to share. The plate was called the share plate and oh boy was it big, and delicious too. My friend decided to bring some home. I ordered a sate peanut soup for take out since that's what the server recommended. It was absolutely incredible! I don't know what's in it- but I assumed that it's peanut butter and beef broth. The portion was pretty big too. Definitely gonna order here again!

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Tandoori Palace1439 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Bad Indian food with a complimentary staple pin in the food
By Kash666 of Burnaby (11 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:31pm [Delivery]

I am a regular at this spot I usually order delivery but have been there umpteen number of times. The place is dinghy not very clean but since I loved the food I ordered instead if going there. Since the owner and I are from the same city I like the food there, however for the last few times we ordered the food wasn't good. I called the owner and he explained the chef was new etc and u said no problemo. I ordered food last night and it came unusually fast, hmm I thought! My and my girlfriend starting eating and the food seemed as if it was some
Leftover from an Indian buffet, slimy and not tasty it smelt weird, so I thought intake the last bite and call the owner the next day (As they were closed), however my last bite was the nastiest where I bit on a staple pin and it felt as if I had broken my tooth!! Was very painful so I called the owner next day and informed him about it reminding him that once I found a nail from a kitchen appliance in my food. Since we are from the same city I thought it was a genuine mistake but this is not the first time and the food is REALLY bad now unlike before!! Real bad value for money and crappy food as the owner doesn't simply care

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McDonald's1610 Davie Street, Vancouver
So filled with cigarette smoke we had to wait outside
By Olives of West End, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 9:13pm [Take-out]

There were 2 employees smoking under the air intake causing the store to fill with smoke. It was BAD. Smoke was blowing in from the AC vents and even though we moved 4 times we eventually had to leave the restaurant as it was full of smoke. Think smoking in the car with the windows up. We told them they were under the intake and the store was full of smoke but they stayed there and kept smoking.

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MASA Japanese Restaurant1414 W Broadway, Vancouver
Appalling customer service
By brettd of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

I ordered the teriyaki lunch special and a bottle of hot sake.

In spite of the fact that their menu states that the meal includes three side dishes and a miso soup, I only received some dry teriyaki chicken on rice and nothing else. I tried to be patient, but I was on my lunch break and after 20 minutes I asked for the rest of my food and my drink (I am a regular customer and order this meal all the time, so I know what is supposed to be served).

The server eventually brought me my sake, and a takeout container??

I would have tried again to explain myself, but for some reason, the sushi chefs (I was sitting at the bar) thought the situation was funny and began verbally ridiculing me in front of the other customers and making fun of the fact that I was drinking sake.

I was so angry and humiliated that I simply walked over the the cash register to pay and leave.

When I tried to explain to the woman at the cash register how angry I was at the way I was treated and the fact that I had only received half of my food, she just stared at me and made no offer to correct the situation.

I eventually paid full price for half a meal and some of the most disgraceful customer service I've ever received.

I used to be a regular at this restaurant and have written several very positive reviews about Masa online. Today I have decided that not only will myself and my family never set foot in this restaurant again, I will also be going back online and re-writing my reviews to let other potential customers know exactly what happened today.

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Portobello Ristorante1429 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Would rate higher, but server screwed up our order and handled it very poorly
By RyanH of Kitsilano, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:07pm [Dine in]

Food was good, atmosphere was nice, staff were friendly. Giving this place 1 star because they screwed up our meal and handled it very poorly.

We were brought the wrong food, we agreed to eat it out of convenience, waiter thanks us and says "I'll take care of it" multiple times. We finish and say we're not interested in dessert, but the waiter brings us a tiny lemon meringue tartlets anyway and insists we eat it. Bill comes and we're charged full price for everything. I ask the waiter what he meant by "he'll take care of it" and he said "Oh I meant like a dessert or something" even though we told him many times we did not want a dessert. I pay the bill (by VISA) and the second I hand the machine back to him he says "I spoke with my manager, we'll comp your meal". "Oh you finished paying already? Come back next time and we'll do something special for you."

We will not be taking them up on that offer.

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White Spot7519 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Too Busy Eating to Write Review
By doughgirl of New Westminster (45 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 3, 2016 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

This is one of the busiest 'White Spot' locations my husband & I have visited. We practically eat at least one daily meal here. (Live & work nearby.) "Good food, great service" are the consistent comments I make on their surveys. I suspect the last review for this location was submitted in 2011, over 5 years ago, because guests are too busy receiving great service and enjoying their meals to write reviews.
The menu goes beyond burgers (which are one of my favorite choices) and makes one of the better waffles I have had compared to those of other restaurants. Our meal substitution requests are accommodated too.
Staff embrace Customer Service as the sole objective. Typically there is more than one host/hostess waiting to seat you so you are either seated right away or have your name recorded promptly. Servers hustle coming and going from tables, but will take time to have a brief chat once at your side.
We order some of the same dishes week after week and their presentation and flavour remains consistent.
The outside eating area is next to fields, conducive to relaxing. We prefer our favourite sections inside this spacious family-friendly restaurant.

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One 20 Pub & Grill8037 120th Street, Delta
Refused to make it right
By SaraJohnston of Delta, B. C. Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, September 2, 2016 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

My family and I were long-term regulars at this establishment until our last experience here. The food and service were horrible and my husband ended up with food poisoning from his seafood pasta. He was very ill, and missed out on a family weekend with the kids, as well as a very important business meeting. I phoned the restaurant and left my information and was advised that the owner would call me back....never received a call. I emailed the restaurant and also wrote a negative Facebook review. There was no reply to the review, but they did take the time to reply to the woman who responded to my comment about how she no longer eats here either...nice. I did receive a reply to my email, in which they defend the quality of the food and tell me that they hope to regain my trust in the restaurant. I replied, advising that we have four young children and that I find it difficult to justify spending more money with them at this point and asked how they feel they will attempt to regain our trust. It has been a few weeks, and no reply. I'm disappointed that our local pub is not making mre of an effort to make things right.

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Sakura Ichiban1405 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
I don't usually leave reviews
By Hargard of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 8:56pm [Take-out]

I don't usually leave reviews for restaurants, but I will for this restaurant. This. restaurant. was. fantastic. By far my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. I had ordered their assorted sashimi bowl and an avocado salad to try out one of their unique menu - not to mention myself being an avocado freak. Every piece of sashimi in the bowl was SO DAMN FRESH. I have been to many sushi restaurants and I love going to Sushiyama because I personally think their sashimi pieces were the most fresh. But, Sakura Ichiban has definitely topped them off of my number 1 list. The avocado salad was also a great kick to hype up my appetite. i would definitely be going back for seconds, thirds, and more.

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