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adanacandyWest endSince February 27, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food4.5 (4.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
The best lamb I have ever had - outstanding! and an incredible value!
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 9:03am [Dine in]

I recently moved to Vancouver (West end) and wondered why there were always lineups outside this place -- so I thought I'd try it out. Man was I impressed. I had the absolute best lamb I've ever had - I mean it was unbelievable, so moist and tasty. I also ordered the starter meatballs, and they are a meal in themselves, and also very, very good. The servings were huge. It's interesting to see this kind of situation in today's 'make as much as you can' climate. This restaurant could easily raise it's prices quite a bit and still have the place full. But for some reason they keep prices reasonable, servings huge, and the food incredible. I'm not sure why they haven't bumped up the prices - they see the lineups and know they could. I salute them for providing the community with this fabulists restaurant at reasonable prices... way to go! Thank you, and I hope you don't change a thing for as long as you are able.

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Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant4530 Hastings St, Burnaby
Great food - friendly service - great value
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 8:53am [Dine in]

I have to make this review short, but I will say I was very impressed with the taste and quantity of food at this restaurant. I ordered the meat combination which had four servings of really tasty Ethiopian recipes. You eat the food with a thin bread/tortilla like thingy, which was ok, but not something I really liked. I would have preferred rice, but hey, this is the way they do it in Ethiopia I guess. I will repeat, the food is very good; spicy - but not too spicy. Lots of it, and for $12 it was probably enough for two (but I ate it all). The place was clean and the service was friendly. I will go there again. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Central Bistro & Lounge1072 Denman Street, Vancouver
Good food - overpriced - noisey
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 8:39am [Dine in]

I live in the West end and received a card advertising 'Central is where the locals go' - there was a coupon for a free desert that was good for almost a year (nice). So I went on a Thursday evening about 7 p,m. As I walked in and stood in the doorway I began looking over the selection of local newspapers that were there for diners to read while waiting for their meal... the bartender looked over at me with a look like I'd come in to steal a newspaper; he said with one of those tones used with homeless people "may I help you", before I responded he must have figured out I was there for a meal and not his newspaper; he suggested I "have a seat anywhere", which I did. It was a bit cramped, however a waiter came over promptly and suggested I move to a table across from where I sat, if I liked, and that he'd ask whoever had their coat on the chair to move it. It was a quite kind of him to do that, but I thanked him and stayed where I was. He then went over the evening's specials: a couple of pasta dishes for around $12 - $13. I ordered the soup of the day which was cream of mushroom. It was a long wait (15 minutes perhaps), but well worth it as the soup was really delicious. I looked over the menu and an accompanying sheet that had about four dinner entrees on it ($16 to $23 range). The menu was dived into "small plates" and something else, (I can't remember the title), but the meals were in the $12 to $18 range. I ordered a burger (plain except sauces + mushrooms) with a small touch of salad on the same plate $13 + $1). It also took about 15 minutes to arrive. Again, it was worth the wait as it was very well made. I then asked if I might use the coupon for the free desert and was told it was only to be used with an "entree". sure enough, it did say that on the coupon. I guess the only entrees were the dishes on the separate sheet that accompanied the menu. I was a bit taken aback as I'd ordered a $6 soup and a $13 hamburger + $1 for mushrooms... so $20 spent on a meal and the coupon wasn't honored; a bit of a let down. (The $13+ burger, $16 salmon and $16 rib meals on the menu aren't entrees... uhhm). I ordered the desert special (New York cheesecake $5) and it was also very well made. While I was there the music was blaring, and I mean blaring (I'm no old guy) and folks were almost yelling at each other to be heard; sort of like when you're trying to talk to someone at a concert. To sum up, The ambiance was friendly but very loud. The food arrived after long waits, but was delicious (much better than I expected). The service was good (except for the bartenders initial miscue) however the value just wasn't there - the prices (in my opinion) are too high for this Denman cafe/bistro - $30 for soup, burger, cheesecake and a glass of water - tip included. I won't go there again. The food was very good though.

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