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Pho Japolo: Vietnamese and Japanese Food in Burnaby

Pho Japolo is located on the Burnaby side of North Road, just off of Cameron Street. While I’ve had this place on my list for quite some time, I really didn’t plan on visiting the day that I did… it just turned out that my first choice was too busy so I wound up turning into this parking lot and saw the sign for Pho Japolo.
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Kazu Japanese Restaurant: Strong Japanese Contender in North Burnaby

Kazu Japanese Restaurant is a small but busy restaurant located on the Hastings corridor in Burnaby. The interior isn’t much to look at and the walls are plastered with various special menu items but you shouldn’t let that detract you from visiting.
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The Viet Noodle Guy: Modern Take on Classic Vietnamese

Everyone has their own favourite spot for pho. In the past, this usually meant some hole-in-the-wall noodle joint that’s seen better days. The Viet Noodle Guy kicks that trend and seems to be doing quite well at it.
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Sushi Yoi: Busy Little Sushi Place

Sushi Yoi is a busy little Japanese restaurant located on Rosser Street in Burnaby, right next to the large grove of Japanese cherry blossom trees (bet this place is a great place to have lunch during the spring).
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Thai Chef Casual Cuisine: Lunch Specials in Burnaby

Thai Chef Casual Cuisine is one of the few Thai restaurants along the North Road corridor between Burnaby and Coquitlam. That probably partly explains why this place was so busy when I visited for lunch on a weekday.
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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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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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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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Broken Rice: Bánh Khọt

It’s been a while since we last visited Broken Rice in North Burnaby. This Vietnamese restaurant located on Hastings Street has always been a spot where we knew we would get a good quality meal. Unlike most Vietnamese restaurants which seem to be hole-in-the-wall joints, Broken Rice seems to be of slightly higher ambiance with beautiful blue and white dishware.
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