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adamelnykWest Vancouver,Since January 31, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
Kampai!
Submitted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 2:10am [Dine in]

When I was a chef, this is the one place that I would come to consistently with other chefs I knew. After work this place just felt like home. The servers knew us and the atmosphere was more familiar than my right hand. I would go so far as to call it a Vancouver staple for unpretentious, Japanese pubs. The food is good, but I go because it is a great place to hangout with friends, share some laughs, and of course, some beers. If you need more specifics, the Gyo King Maguro is nice, and so is the Ebi Mayo. As for salad, the Gyu Shabu is very nice with daikon, lettuce, carrots, beef, dressed in a ponzu vinaigrette. If your preferential to spending your weekend nights at places where you don't have to shout at your friends to talk to them, then Gyoza King might just be your new Friday or Saturday night hangout.

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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Reminds me of why I love this city
Submitted Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 1:53am [Dine in]

I've never been to any Asian country, but I would bet my left nut that all these different Asian "fast food" places probably give the majority of the Chinese/Japanese/other Asian ethnicity that live here, a little taste of home. There is no shortage of quick and cheap noodle places around the city that satisfy your hunger 1000x better than a Burger King or McDonalds would around this great city. Wangs Beef Noodle seems to be on that list. I was working on SW Marine and I took a quick break to get something to eat. I have driven past this place hundreds of times, this time though, I decided to stop in. First good sign; I was the only white person in the establishment. The next was the smell of broth and meat. The menu had noodles and much more. The beef brisket noodles were delicious, and the broth, at least from what I could tell, was made from scratch. Simple things like this are often the best. Next time you are on your way down Granville to catch a flight, leave 30 minutes earlier next time and stop off for a nice bowl of noodles before you depart.

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Steeve Raye Pastry2836 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Raye does for pastry what Thomas Haas did for chocolate
Submitted Monday, November 15, 2010 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

If you are familiar with the French bistro called La Regalade which is tucked away in West Vancouver, then you may recognize the new owner of Raye as the former sous chef/pastry chef from Regalade. He was at Regalade doing pastry and dessert for quite sometime when he decided it was time for a change. He spent two years in Paris and London learning from the best on how to do pastry the right way. There are lots of pastry shops around Vancouver, but to be honest, there is no pedigree working the dough in the back. If you are only used to store boughten croissant or dessert, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. Raye's croissants alone are worth making a trip across 3 districts. I came for lunch and had a nice light smoked salmon/caper/cream cheese brioche sandwich, and it was, in the words of Mr. Gordon Ramsay, "expletive delicious". I haven't tried everything yet, but I can safely say that from sampling the croissant, brioche, pan chocolate and lemon tart, that everything else is bound to be equally as good. When it comes to real French pastry, this guy gets it right all the way through.

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Don Guacamoles1333 Robson Street, Vancouver
3/4 of the patrons here are Mexican. You do the math.
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

Food - Every Mexican friend of mine has told me the food is as close as they've come to home since they left. Never heard the word "fake" or "americanized" to describe the food at guacamoles. I would recommend firstimers try the enchiladas verdes, simple and decilious, around $13. The torta ahogada is good with nice pulled pork, onions, and cilantro inside a soft bun, drowned in a chipotle salsa, $8. They have large platters for sharing in the $20 range which are good. The food is simple and true to its roots. My only complaint is that they don't have any seafood items on the menu. A nice ceviche or fish taco would be welcome. Speaking of tacos, they are a must as a starter, try the carnitas!

Service - First time I went I had to wait a while but was comp'd a free dessert. Im not sure what excellent service is supposed to be but they do a good job. Don't take my 3 rating as a knock, aside from the first time I find the service good.

Value - The prices aren't outrageous but not cheap cheap either. Average for Vancouver so I guess what I'm really complaining about it Vancouver prices in general. But this place isn't too bad, lets say $30 a head with beer.

Ambience - I think the dark wood decor suites the place. All those places that try to show you what Mexico is by slapping somberos and pinatas on the walls are for those who haven't been anywhere in Mexico outside of the clubmed at Puerto Vallarta. This place is for the Mexicans that are living here and want a taste of home. Also, the waitresses are pretty cute.

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