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May 18, 2011 04:50 PM

Marriot Hotel

I am staying at the Marriot In Burnaby. Looking for good fish and chips, asian or any other recomendations. Just not too pricy. Was thinking of going to Stevenson for fish and chips. Any suggestions

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  1. Hmm, if you're game to schlep from Burnaby to Steveston you might want to head into town instead and hit up Go Fish at Granville Island. In a land of (generally) mediocre fish and chips, these are pretty tasty, especially the fish. 'Ware lineups however, especially at prime time. If you can go after the lunch rush you'll find a shorter wait.

    A lot of the better Asian (both budget and non-budget) is in Richmond, also a schlep. I couldn't find a Marriott in Burnaby so this rec may not be near by but if you want to stay in Burnaby, have a gander at the reports on Alvin Garden here and see if that appeals. Very inexpensive, well executed but homey Hunan food.

    There's also a nifty Turkish restaurant in Burnaby but no idea if it is near your hotel. It's called Anatolia's Gate. I particular love their bread based items (cheese pide, oh yeah) and they make the best tzatziki I've encountered so far.

    Alvin Garden
    4850 Imperial St, Burnaby, BC V5J, CA

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    1. re: grayelf

      thanks for the suggestions. Your right the hotel is in Richmond. The tournament will be in Burnaby. I was thinking of going to granville for fish and chips. It may be tacky touristy but I did want to try a Japa dog. I would also like to go to vj but the family is not much on Indian food. I been to Turkey before so it might be nice to try some kabobs again

      1. re: greatdane12

        totally agree with GE's suggestions.
        dont bother with F&C at Steveston. Go Fish is better consistently.
        would love to hear your feedback on Anatolia's if you do go.
        There's lots of Chinese options in Richmond.
        what specific asian do were u looking for?

        1. re: betterthanbourdain

          I will do my best to go to go Fish. It sounds good. I was looking for good Thai or I was thinking of heading over to the Crystal mall and maybe try Wangs for their dumplings.

          1. re: greatdane12

            IMO the meaty stuff at Anatolia's Gate isn't as good as the bread based fare (I have never been to Turkey though). I love their lavash which comes fresh out of the oven looking like a balleen whale, and the cheese pides (don't love the pides with meat though). But the SO is a huge fan of their stewier items so YMMV. Here's a link to a report from a couple years ago that has a pic of the lavash, which hangs over the edges of a dinner plate and is about 4 inches tall till you stab it:

            Crystal Mall is fun though a bit of a challenge on your own if you are greedy like me and want to try everything! Do drag the family along if you go. Wang's is no more, though there is still XLB at the same stall (now called Xu's I believe with some decent reports on it). Like any food court, Crystal has its standouts and duds. Maybe do a search here to find the items Hounds are likely these days so you don't waste any tummy space :-).

            Crystal Mall
            4500 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC V5H2A9, CA

            1. re: grayelf

              thanks. Good info especially on Wangs.

              1. re: greatdane12

                Go Fish has decent fish but the chips are never been anything but passable-if that matters.

                IMO Pajos wins for consistency especially the Gary Point Park location-I love Grey Cod and that's a deciding factor.


                1. re: Sam Salmon

                  I am not a big fan of chips anyway. I will do a search on Pajos

                  1. re: greatdane12

                    Agree with Sam re the chips at Go Fish being just okay but I must demur on Pajo's consistency. Plus there can be really long waits there too.

    2. Raincity Grill on Denman does a decent halibut and chips take out but it is seasonal and I'm not sure if it is currently available. Not a big fan of Pajo's

      Raincity Grill
      1193 Denman Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 2N1, CA