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adorablehunnieEast Van, VancouverSince October 3, 200619 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Displaying 1 - 19 of 19 Reviews Found
Mali Thai2710 Main Street, Vancouver
Mixed up take out orders. No intervention from management
Submitted Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:38pm [Take-out]

My 15 minute order turned out to be an over 30 minute wait and on top of that, when I got home and opened my bag, I received someone else's order. After calling the restaurant, they confirmed that they mixed up my order with someone else's and that I can take the food back and exchange it. That is a lot of work for a take out order. Management said delivery would take over an hour and I was unable to obtain a credit and nothing was done. The guy on the phone explained that shrimp pad thai is similar to chicken pad thai, and red curry is similar to yellow curry. Too bad it's not similar when one has a seafood allergy. Will not be returning.

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WaaZuBee Cafe1622 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Nice place to hang out
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

It's actually not that bad here. Maybe considering I was eating dinner at 4:00pm. The drink menu was a bit clustered. I would rather read an organized menu with the drinks separated into their categories. I'm not sure if the dinner menu is any different. I had the bison burger with blue cheese, the lamb focaccia and the cheese plate. The fries were great. The cheese plate was okay. Nothing out of the ordinary. I think it could have came with fresher-looking fruit. I would recommend this place. I was in a booth and it's pretty clean. The washroom was probably the worst part though. The ladies' washroom was out of order...thus, girls had to use the boys one...

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
Worth a try
Submitted Wednesday, March 5, 2008 - 1:09am [Dine in]

After checking out their menu online, I was kind of skeptical about eating here. I was still feeling skeptical when I sat down and stared at the menu. This place offers 4 different types of cuisines: Westcoast, Asian, Mediterranean, and American. This place didn't seem to have an identity, but I was wrong. I ordered a house salad, mussels and a $4.75 martini. Their bread is really good and has a fruity taste to it. The only downside was having ice in my martini, but what do you expect when it's $4.75 right? Oh yes, and one unopened mussel. The waiter was very attentive and the atmosphere is nice - a little bit dark though.

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Gyu Japanese Teppanyaki755 Burrard, #219, Vancouver
Valentine's Day
Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

I had a fun time last night. Gyu had a $88 set menu, which included crab miso soup, small lobster tail, shrimp (x3), scallop (ONE), what they call kobe beef but tasted more like chewy striploin, thinly sliced ribeye wrapped with garlic chips and green onions, fried rice, and vegetables/enoki mushroom, and green tea ice cream. The waitresses changed our plates often. As a previous review said, their food is nothing special because the same sauces are used for every dish. There wasn't much of a performance. We were lucky our chef was very attentive and took his time to cook. The table next to me ate at lightning speed. The only unattractive thing is that you reek of food after you leave the restaurant. The smell just lingers in your clothes. It's a good experience for first-timers like me. Would I go back? Perhaps a year from now.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Good, but not in a very decent part of town
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 2:48am [Dine in]

This is a Vietnamese/Cambodian restaurant. Their menu is a bit exhaustive. It takes a lot of time to read through and while some dishes are great, others are not and you wonder why it is even on the menu.

The chicken wings are a must order. They are 5/5 awesome. I had clams (which were good but a little bit pricey), pork chop on rice (quite expensive compared to some other Vietnamese places) and another dish I completely don't remember. I wouldn't suggest the pork chop dish. I think I chose the wrong thing to order. I would definitely come back to this place though, to try out some other dishes. You have to flag the waitresses down, but when they do come, they are attentive. Decor is old school and the menus are a bit sticky. Looks like a typical Vietnamese restaurant.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill1833 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
Skewers Galore!
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it's awesome. The inside looks like the inside of a sauna room. It even smells like one. It's a very very very small restaurant, so I recommend reservations. I had a variety of skewers, home made tofu, raw octopus with wasabi (so good), etc.

Cons: Your plates don't get cleared right away. You kind of have to hand them off to the waiter/waitress.

The washroom is really neat. Water comes out of a bamboo-looking spout.

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Pelican Seafood Restaurant1895 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
$25/person for not-so-good food
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:39pm [Dine in]

Honestly, I have tried many better Chinese restaurants. I wasn't very pleased with the restaurant's logo. It looks like a combination of Caucasian, Japanese, and Chinese all in one.

The service is pretty good. Your plates get changed whenver they get dirty and the staff are friendly. The service surpasses their food. I ordered the $78 meal for 4 people and an extra dish on the side. The crab was too dry. The soup was very bland. The lamb stew in a hot pot wasn't too bad, but there were a billion ingredients in there. I felt like this dish was very confused about its identity. Overall, paying $25/person for so-so Chinese food felt like a rip-off.

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Baan Thai Restaurants1117 Blanshard St, Victoria
Pretty Good
Submitted Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Thai beer is good. Thai iced tea is good. Fried rice is definitely good.

Reservations highly recommended. Restaurant is small. Lots of people. Door open so cold inside.

Good Thai food in Victoria.

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Ba Le Sandwich Shop633 Main Street, #121, Vancouver
I heart cheap lunches
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2007 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

This sandwich shop is pretty good. The subs aren't as great as the Kingsway and Fraser location, but still pretty good if you're in the Chinatown area. The desserts are a must try! They may not look very appetizing, but they sure TASTE great.

Ask for extra veggies if you like the insides of the subs. It's at no extra charge.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Worth a try!
Submitted Sunday, January 21, 2007 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

Went here yesterday for Dine-Out Vancouver 2007. I started out with 4 fresh oysters on a half-shell, then a fishermen's stew that had a couple tiger prawns, a couple of scallops, some salmon chunks, and potatoes in a pretty good sauce/soup. It was pretty tasty considering I'm a big fan of scallops and potatoes. I chose the banana bread pudding. Thinking it was be like Starbuck's banana loaf, I didn't expect to find chunks of banana in it. It was pretty good. The caramel sauce was too sweet though and the brown-chocolate-like thing on the dessert was too sweet as well. Overall, it was a good experience. We were put in the Atrium with a lot of heat, which is awesome because I'm always cold. Old guys as servers. Asked us if we wanted coffee, etc. with our dessert, but made the assumption that we didn't want it. Server: do you want coffee, blah blah? Me: Ohh, no thanks, we're okay. Server (almost right away): Okay, No, okay! Hmm... Martini's 5/5. Cocktails a little bit too watered down.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Such good tapas
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

We waited 1 hour the first time we went (from 9 to 10pm). The second time we went, we started lining up at 5:10pm! When the doors flew open, everyone scrambled to get seats. We chose the tatami room: our own quiet 2 person corner. How awesome. At about $60+ (a bunch of tapas, large sake, and 2 drinks), we were stuffed! The amaebi is a must get! Such a great price. i'ved tried almost their whole menu. faves include: salmon carpaccio and hamachi with salt. Fave drinks: grapefruit cassis and aloe vera with/without vodka. Service at the Thurlow location is better than service at Robson.

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Sala Thai888 Burrard, #102, Vancouver
Definitely not my cup of tea
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

Co-workers had a surprise party for me here during lunch. I agree with the post below. The food is bland. It's definitely catered to the downtown crew. Thai food does NOT taste like that. I ordered a red curry chicken dish and I can literally count the number of chicken pieces. The hot sauce was pretty good. Their fried rice is pretty yummy! The curry is so-so. We had about 13 people and the server missed an order. Poor guy ate when everyone else was half-finished eating. Big rice portions. Small curry portions. Nice decor though.

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Yuji's Japanese Tapas2059 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
This is one good place
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

It's a small restaurant with a small bar and maybe less than 10 tables. The good thing is that they take reservations. The fish is so fresh! They serve wild salmon (not sure about now, but they did in August 2006)!! It tastes so different! Service is pretty good. The green tea creme brulee (I believe) is a MUST TRY! It's soooo good!! The tapas don't come cheap, but all are really satisfying.

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Kitto Japanese House833 Granville Street, Vancouver
Overpriced but...
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

it's expected. Kitto is always packed during lunch. It's best to go at 11:50am (before the lunch rush). The maki sushi here is dinky. Good place for co-worker lunches because they have a couple of big booths along the left side of the restaurant (once you walk in). Service is not that bad during lunch. They will still come around to fill your tea. If you order a Bento box, make sure they serve you your ice cream. They forgot to give ice cream to my friend. Can't tell if their fish is fresh. It seems okay because they are pretty busy. The salmon is for sure farmed. You can taste it. Nothing special here. You get the regular stuff like salmon roll, tuna, california roll, tempura, teriyaki chicken/beef, etc. 3.5/5 for lunch during work!

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Not too shabby
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:11pm [Dine in]

Went here during a regular day and during Dine-out Vancouver 2006. Regular day: good service, lamb rack was very satisfying but sauce too salty for my liking, fresh oysters were decent, and the server asked us to wait 10 minutes so she could give us a booth seat by the window. 4/5. Dine-out Vancouver 2006: I swear they added more tables. Service was not that great. Food was decent (everything came out with clean plates). Sauce on dishes were thick and a bit salty again. I guess that's how the restaurant likes it. The meal seemed like high-class McDonald's. I really recommend going during a regular day. You get a better selection on your menu and you can eat your meal in peace. Dine-out was chaotic.

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Tomato Fresh Food Cafe2486 Bayswater Street, Vancouver
Outstanding brunch. Not a fan of their dinner.
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

This place is awesome. It's not too easy to get to know due to all the construction on Cambie. That has definitely stopped me from going to this awesome brunch place. They have a wide selection of fresh juices. The Eggs Benny is good. The Hollandaise sauce is smooth and not gunky. I haven't been here in over a year. I hope the quality is still the same. Definitely worth it on Sunday afternoons. The wait may be kind of long though. Parking is horrible. If the side street is filled up, you'll have to park 1 or 1.5 blocks away.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
One of a kind atmosphere
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

Literally just got home from the restaurant. The atmosphere was amazing. I made reservations yesterday and even that was too late. They ran out of space in the cushion section. They made a mistake with my reservation. I said 3 people and they put down 8 and insisted that I said 8 and not 3. There are some nice servers. There is one guy, maybe the owner or manager, who doesn't smile much. Everyone came at the same time we did, so the food service was slow. At least they gave us our appetizers first. We finished the whole platter and waited a long time for our food to come. We had the Horsemen platter for 3 (~$70) and 3 of their special drinks. The Afghan Buzzer was pretty good. Tasted like spiked juice (may be kind of sweet for some). Overall pretty good. Service was so-so. Food was not extraordinary, but very satisfying. Maybe 3.5/5.

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Section 31039 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Declining Service
Submitted Monday, October 2, 2006 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

yam fries are awesome. would not dare to try entrees at a lounge. lots of cocktails and martinis to choose from all with very clever names. reminds me of OPI nailpolish.

now that i've said the good stuff...

the service is really poor here. 2 years ago, the service was mediocre and now, it completely sucks. waiting 15 minutes to get a table was okay, but waiting for the waiter was horrible. we finished our first round of drinks and flagged down a girl. she said that she'll get our server. 5 minutes later, the server comes and says that he will be right back. another 5 minutes later, he takes our drink order. other than the service, section 3 is a good lounge place if you have nothing better to do on a friday or saturday night.

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
Bring Entertainment Book Coupon
Submitted Monday, October 2, 2006 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

i've been here twice. the first time was better. i had a pizza and a clam linguini i believe. the clam linguini is really good. the sauce is tossed and there's a decent amount of clams (keep in mind i had the buy 1 get 1 free entree coupon). i had an artichoke pizza and it was very bland. it was mostly because the veggies i chose were tasteless to begin with. i think the pizza at incendio in gastown is a lot better.

this place is always packed. there's free parking on the side street (if you're going down commercial towards downtown, make a left on 1st avenue and a right at the first block).

the service is lacking a bit. it took a while for me to order and for them to bring me my water. overall, for less than $20 for 2 people, it was a great deal for dinner.

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