We live only a block away from the new Dadeo at Cambie and 17th. We were very happy to see something replace the greatly missed Tomato in the same spot. While it was a drastic change to the menu, we were hoping for something different and high quality.
As in the review above, we were un-impressed with the quality of the food. It took a long time to come for us as well, and it wasn't busy at at all. Our server was nice and attentive, however the owner just wandered around the whole evening and ignored attempts for me to refill my water.
The water was necessary as the food came out over-fried and dry. My wife had fried chicken that was really dry and unsatisfying. I had a po'boy, that was relatively flavorless, with stale bread.
The decor is either a work in progress, or very unimpressive. It looks like a stripped down tomato with a couple of pieces of artwork, and I wish the quality was even close to as high. The website advertises it as a bar as well... but it's open only until 10 each night.
On a positive note, the yam fries were very good and well worth the $1 upgrade.
I haven't seen anything from them yet in trying to embrace the neighborhood or become a local favorite. For the SHOPTHELINE event, they had no samples, advertising, enticing events to lure the people into the restaurant. I hope it improves quickly.