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aftaabkitsilanoSince June 24, 20066 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)


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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.1876 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

I've been back here a few times and it is only fair to write a new review. The pizzas are excellent. The sizes are better as are the prices. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes great pizza - by far the best in the neighbourhood. It is also very kid friendly and happily the kids are kept in one section of the restaurant so as to not disturb everyone else - they even have a playroom in the back for them to run amok.

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Chai Gallery3243 West Broadway, Vancouver
More Fusion Confusion and Outrageously Priced
Submitted Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 1:15am [Dine in]

I went to a restaurant in my neighbourhood called Chai which touts itself as an "Indian, Persian and Middle Eastern" restaurant -- yes this is my rant for the day -- I just about had a cow when I saw the menu: $27.00 for a veg. thali with 3 items!!! What effin' recreational pharmaceuticals are they on??? Thalis are supposed to have multiple items. That's the whole point. One item is an entree, two is positively parsimonious, three is still stingy, five to seven is about normal. You shouldn't have to pay extra per item unless you truly are wet behind the ears or like being gouged. A true Indian would consider that criminal behaviour - and I do! Obviously I'm not their target audience. They go for a new age yuppie with more bucks than brains - it's only my opinion so don't get your panties in a twist if you're a frequent visitor to Chai. I just can't stand the wholesale theft of my culture, whether it is the "Namastes" after yoga class, the bindis on foreheads just 'cause Madonna donned one, my cuisine or whatever else this culturally vacant society sees fit to rip-off and re-brand as its own.

First of all there wasn't an Indian in sight which is always a really bad sign if you're after authenticity and trying to avoid the fusion confusion nonsense that dominates this town, and second the menu, which had obviously been written by a professional copy writer, begins with the Ayurvedic benefits of the spices used in their food. Ummm duuuuuh! All Indian food uses the same spices such as turmeric, coriander, cardamom, cumin, chili powder, cloves, cinammon etc. many of which are blended to form what is commonly known by caucasians as "curry powder". So you can go and eat in any ol' hole-in-the-wall and derive the very same Ayurvedic benefits without the extortionate prices.

To add insult to injury there was some caucasian "dude" in his "Indian" garb with long blonde hair in a pony tail... 'scuze me while I barf, sitting in a perfect lotus position on a raised stage looking like some sanctimonious Fabio-type git in front of his exhorbitant thali. Meanwhile, at the table next to the one my girlfriend and I had just been seated, there was a group of forty-something women extolling the virtues of all things organic. This prompted one of the self-approving members of the group to raise the empty bottle of wine to the server that had just seated us, and start a debate on whether or not the wine was organic or not (and I use the past tense as the bottle was off course empty so the debate was entirely academic at that point). I think the irony of the debate was entirely lost on her. Anyways, there was no way that I was going to sit and listen to this rube while facing git features and wait for my twenty seven dollar thali. Eff that - we left. No doubt they are doing very well as I've just seen another location sprout on Main Street.

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Quilon6030 No.3 Rd., Richmond
Excellent food and great service
Submitted Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 1:02am [Dine in]

Anyone that has read my reviews on Indian restaurants in Vancouver may think that I'm unduly harsh towards them. Well, I've finally found a restaurant that does Indian cuisine justice. Quilon is well laid out and serves primarily South Indian food which happens to be my favourite. I love dosas - a thin crepe with some sort of vegetarian or meat filling with a coconut chutney, sambal and some sort of chili chutney. Well, since the sad demise of the Dosa Hut which used to be on Hastings and Commercial I have been missing masala dosas. Not any more... the dosas here are tasty, huge (so bring an appetite) and very reasonably priced - I had a masala dosa for $7.00.

I've tried Noor Mahal and another south Indian place on Kingsway called House of Dosas and those awful restaurants in "Little India" on Main (which I'd avoid like the plague) and they simply don't measure up, usually because the crepe is overdone or the sambal is bland. At Quilon, they get it just right. I've had better in England and in India, but this one is really good and I'll be going back for more. The other thing I like about this restaurant is that the staff are really friendly and not in that nauseating sycophantic way that most waiters are in Indian restaurants. The restaurant is also really clean which always puts me at ease. There's nothing like a filthy bathroom to make me wonder what state the kitchen is in.

I also had a vegetarian thali there which was very good and properly priced at $12.95 which is about normal. It was very good and came with one naan which wasn't swimming in butter or oil.

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Raga Restaurant1177 W Broadway, Vancouver
Obviously people that eat here haven't got a clue
Submitted Friday, June 23, 2006 - 7:20pm [Dine in]

I went with my girlfriend who's caucasian and raved about the food here. I ordered a simply chicken curry and she ordered a lamb curry. Both were awful. The curry tasted sweet!?! I don't know if they added ketchup or something to the curry, but it was inedible.

The clientelle is mainly causasian and there's a reason why... they have probably never tasted authentic Indian food before. No self-respecting Indian would ever eat this slop. The service and ambiance are fine, but who goes out for dinner based on those two aspects. I'd rather sit under flourescent lights and have rotten service if the food was worth it. Let's just say that I now take my girlfriend's recommendations with a pinch of salt...

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Green Lettuce1949 Kingsway, Vancouver
Great hot and sour soup
Submitted Friday, June 23, 2006 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

I always go to Green Lettuce to get my hot and sour soup fix - very spicy and very tasty, especially when it's cold and wet out which is at least nine months of the year here. I've tried a variety of other dishes which are reasonable, but nothing else stands out as a signature dish.

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Jolly's Indian Bistro2928 W 4th, Vancouver
Charming owner, but the food isn't up to scratch
Submitted Friday, June 23, 2006 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

First of all let me say that I'm Indian and I've been raised on excellent Indian home cooking. That said, I'm always searching for a place to go out to and get good Indian food. Unfortunately, this restaurant really does Indian cuisine injury. I'd have to agree with the first reviewer here and say that if you really don't know what Indian food is, then you might find this restaurant to your liking, but I'd suggest you try other restaurants. If authentic Indian food is your quest then you might want to travel outside of Vancouver to get it as most Indian restaurants in Vancouver don't cater to an Indian clientelle. Try Simba's, Al Watan or some of the Surrey establishments.

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