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Reflect Social Dining + Lounge: Brunch in Burnaby

One of the benefits of a large hotel is that they usually have a pretty good restaurant attached for their guests. Unfortunately, once you move outside of the Vancouver downtown core, your options are a bit limited. Reflect Social Dining + Lounge is located in the Hilton in Crystal Mall and has been one of our go-to places for special brunches in Burnaby.
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Varadero Cafe: Cuban Food on the Drive

Ever since our visit to Pambiche in Portland a couple of years ago, we’ve been searching for a good Cuban restaurant in Vancouver. The problem is that the extent of most Cuban dishes here is usually just a Cuban sandwich. Sure, there’s a few good Latin restaurants here… but nothing that is decidedly as good as the food that we had at Pambiche.
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Continental Seafood Restaurant: Push Cart Dim Sum in Richmond

Continental Seafood is quite a large and spacious Chinese restaurant located in Richmond and they are one of the few dim sum restaurants that still use push carts. Apparently, they also have menus that you can order from but we didn’t receive a menu and had to rely on their push cart service.
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L.A. Sushi: Sashimi at the Crest

It’s been a few years since my last visit to L.A. Sushi in the Crest Shopping Centre in Burnaby so I thought it was about time to repay them a visit.
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Chad Thai: Better the Second Time Around

It’s been a number of years since my last visit to Chad Thai in the Burnaby Heights area… mainly because I wasn’t really thrilled with the food the first time around. However, finding us in the area on a rainy Sunday with a hankering for Thai food convinced me to give them another go.
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Okoman Sushi: Unassuming Japanese-Korean Restaurant

Okoman Sushi is one of the many Korean/Japanese restaurants located along the North Road corridor between Burnaby and Coquitlam and is in the same complex as Pho Japolo and Thai Chef Casual Thai Cuisine (just on the lower leveL).
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Fable Diner: Modern Diner in Mt. Pleasant

Fable Diner is a modern take on the diner concept brought to you by the same people who brought you Fable Kitchen on West 4th. Walking into this location at the corner of Main and Broadway, there’s no denying that the appearance harkens back to the diner vibe, complete with booths with old-school countertops.
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Fat Tuna: Some Hits and Misses

We don’t find ourselves out in Coquitlam very much so I’m not really sure how we managed to wind up at Fat Tuna other than the fact that the name sounded interesting. Fat Tuna is located in a mini mall on Brunette and Lougheed Hwy and it’s not something that you would really notice by driving by.
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Chosun Korean BBQ: Japanese and Korean Set Meals

Chosun is a restaurant that seems to have been around for years. Located in Vancouver along the busy Kingsway corridor, one of the things that we enjoy about this restaurant is that they offer both Korean and Japanese dishes.
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New Lakeview Seafood: Mountain of Noodles

Okay, bear with me for a bit… this post is a year in the making. Back in February of 2018, I dropped by New Lakeview Seafood in Burnaby for a revisit since it had been over 4 years since my last visit. I remembered that this place gets very busy during the lunch hour rush so I was fairly surprised that it wasn’t that busy (perhaps it was all of the snow that we had on this day).
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Joey (Burnaby): Katsu Chicken Peanut Salad

It’s been a few years since I last posted a review about Joey Burnaby… that’s not to say that we stopped coming here. Rather, I’ve found that their menu really hasn’t changed much over the years. I suppose this is true for many chain restaurants as it’s the consistency in menu and service delivery that draws repeat customers.
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Catch Kitchen + Bar: Seafood with a View

Visiting the historic village of Steveston, although not really that far away, is still a treat for us… especially when the weather is sunny and the smell of the salt air mixes with the aroma of freshly fried fish and chips. That being said, we do like to try different restaurants so we wound up visiting Catch Kitchen + Bar located on the second floor above Blue Canoe Waterfront.
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