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AlexandraBishopPoint GreySince February 13, 200724 Reviews
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Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge151 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
Get off the phone and do your job.
Submitted Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 6:02pm [Dine in]

I have been to this joint 3 times in the last couple of months and even though the decor is pleasant enough and the food is ok (pizza, wings and salad are pretty good) the staff seem to treat the place like it's their own living room. We come straight from work so usually they are just starting to get ramped up for the evening, but you know what? - who cares, you are still open for business. There is an insufferable waitress who sits at a booth and drones on about her obvious favorite subject: herself. She yammers away to the other bartender, she blathers on to the chef guy and she yaks on her cel phone at the top of her voice. Its a total buzz-kill. Three of us came in after work for a glass of wine a few weeks ago and had the misfortune of having to hear her describe an outfit she was going to wear in excruciating detail and volume. The staff don't seem to know the difference between their jobs and a sorority meeting. Sorry I can't provide more details about the menu but I think it bears knowing that the wine pours are skimpy and I was served an inadequately chilled white. We now go to Wallflower or Tempest after work, the wait staff at these spots are more interested in us than themselves. I know, meow. But god eight 1/2 girl, STFU already.

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Talay Thai Restaurant8369 Granville Street, Vancouver
Thank you Universe, for sending me a new Thai place.
Submitted Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 5:24pm [Dine in]

Okay. So my regular Thai place went so downhill over the last year that I just stopped going. (hint: kerrisdale) and I sort of compensated by just going to Maenam more often. 2 weeks ago I noticed this place by fluke - it's on a stretch of Granville that I tend to avoid and consider a restaurant Dead-Zone. I checked it out on this site and saw good reviews so I decided to give it a go. I've now been 4 times. It's awesome. The food is authentic, the waitresses are adorable. The kitchen is clean and I just love the place. The pad thai, beef salad, larb and satays are outstanding. The Nam Pla is hot and exactly how I like it. The spring rolls are fresh and the tom yum is perfect. So this is now my Thai Place. Don't tell too many people..... Cheers.

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Asa Sushi2178 West 41 Avenue, Vancouver
Fellow dinehere amigos: UNITE!
Submitted Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 6:25pm [Dine in]

CLEAN THE FLOORS!
I live in Kerrisdale and I walk up and down 41st every day - Asa is an okay restaurant that is just fine if you want a bowl of tempura udon or a quick dynamite roll. The service is okay, sometimes poor but they are friendly enough. The biggest problem I have with this place is how dirty the floor is. Always. That has got to be an indicator of how clean the rest of the restaurant is. I just wish the City of Vancouver would get it together and implement some sort of cleanliness regimen like the City of Los Angeles has done - nobody down there will eat at a restaurant unless they have an 'A' hanging in their window. Way too many restaurants in this town are filthy. I think I'm going to start speaking up and telling the owners how I feel about the cleanliness of their restaurants and I would really like my fellow dinehere members to join me. We don't have to be aggressive or unkind about it - I just don't think its too much to ask that our food is prepared and served in a clean environment. cheers.

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Mexicali4424 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Filthy
Submitted Friday, September 4, 2009 - 5:03pm [Dine in]

I understand that getting a huge platter of decent mexican food for 5 bucks is a good thing - but I would gladly pay a few bucks more to eat it in a clean restaurant. Went in a few days ago for a quick lunch and quite frankly, I was grossed out. There was food all over the floor, tables even on my chair. The place was on the tail end of the lunch rush, but still, they need to invest in a lunch staffer to maintain the seating area. The hot sauce container was a greasy mess and looked as if the lid hasn't been cleaned in a decade - layers of dried sauce that has clearly accumulated over the years. On other another occasion, there was actually a bucket and mop beside the seating area and the smell of industrial cleaner was strong enough to affect my eating experience. I think that restaurant owners often confuse the use of cheap stinky cleaners with the actual concept of detailed cleaning. So yeah - Mexicali has cheap mexican food, but could you spare us the authentic mexican hygiene experience and give the place a scrub? Cheers

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Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Outstanding food
Submitted Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 8:01am [Dine in]

Free range eggs benedict with fresh, lemony hollandaise and sauteed organic spinach, crispy organic home fries and a bed of mixed local organic greens. $18. worth every cent. There are just some things I'm willing to pay more for. Probably the best breakfast I've had in Vancouver. Everyone in our group had an outstanding meal. Followed by warm rhubarb pie and vanilla ice cream. Our server was efficient and friendly. I'm glad we got there when we did - around 10:15am on a Sunday - by the time we left, it was packed and the kitchen was getting slammed. Standing on the street waiting -that probably would have impacted our experience. I suspect the key is to dine at off-peak hours. Cheers.

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
How hard can it be?
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

Seriously? How hard can it be to serve up decent, standard-fare Mexican food? Las Margaritas is a disaster. The hostess that 'greeted' us was beyond vacant, our server was disinterested and clearly not keen on his job and the food was comparative to mall or Taco Bell quality. When our server brought our meals he gave a robotic "Carefull, the plates are hot" and guess what? the plates were barely lukewarm. That pretty much sums up the hollow service. The margaritas were okay but I think a bit chintzy on the tequila. The restaurant feels shabby and a bit dirty - I wonder how much effort goes into cleaning it up every morning. I remember going to Las Margaritas a few years ago for lunch and having a fantastic Mole special and really great service - I was with 2 friends and it was a very spontaneous visit - we were actually surprised because our expectations were low. Based on this last visit and the comments on this site I suspect that nice lunch was an anomaly. Won't be back. cheers.

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Chai Gallery3243 West Broadway, Vancouver
Where is the booze??
Submitted Wednesday, June 24, 2009 - 10:34am [Dine in]

It is utterly beyond comprehension - how can you expect people to come and dine, listen to music, sit on freakishly uncomfortable rug-covered plywood and not offer them a drink? Sorry, but a chai lemonade is not going to cut it. So do you have a liquor license or not? I've had wine there in the past, so which is it? Here is my suggestion to anyone who wants to go and have a pretty-good indian buffet and listen to some great live music: Bring a pillow (their pillows feel like bags of nails) and bring your own booze. Just sneak it in like you used to do at concerts. Cheers.

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Me & Julio2095 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Oh hi Recession! There you are!
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

Have been to Me and Julio's 4 times and every time was PACKED, with a wait. Not this time - in fact the place was half empty. The food was terrific and it was nice to have some room to move around. Margaritas were good and had real lime juice in them, ribs were a bit over-sauced, but still really delicious - came with a nice slaw and very very good Mac and Cheese. Salsas are fresh and interesting - love the tomatillo one. I think the prices are very reasonable, considering the portions and the quality of the food. I really like this place. Cheers.

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Capone's Restaurant & Live Jazz Club1141 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Lowered ex-pect-aaaations.....
Submitted Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

Went last night - we were in Yaletown and wanted to hear some jazz. I have read most of the reviews on this site and my expectations for the food and service were low. Surprisingly, the service was pretty good, but the beverages are overpriced and the wine list is extremely limited - for example , they sell one Chardonnay by the glass and it is $13. I don't like to spend more than $9 for a glass of wine (a good one!) $13 is bordering on unreasonable. Because of the dinehere.ca reviews, we avoided all the pricy entrees and stuck with the pizza and salads. Portions are SMALL - don't be trying to split anything, and the pizza was a bit soggy. I'm pretty sure we won't be back, just because it was so average. The music was a trio called Uno Mas - they were good. Nothing mind-blowing here. There are tight times coming and restaurants are going to have to start increasing the value of their experience to compete for our weekly $100-for-2 night out. Cheers!

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Stock Up Cafe6019 West Boulevard, Vancouver
an excellent addition to Kerrisdale
Submitted Friday, January 30, 2009 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

Walking into this bright, open, cheerful spot is like walking into a hug. The take-away display cases are filled with homemade soups, stocks and ready-made meals. The dine-in display cases are filled with fresh salads, light bistro meals and pretty baked-goods. I've now been here 3-4 times and I can vouch for the delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches and the inventive and delicious salads. I have purchased chicken stock, soups and their Bolognese sauce for take-home. All very good. Service is friendly and prompt. Staff are bright, young and good-looking - a nice change for grumpy old Kerrisdale. The decor is fabulous, surrounded by gourmet food items, gift baskets and unique items - very pretty display. Also - the coffee is good. I wish them all good luck and I hope they stick around. Cheers!

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
what is up with you, angry waitress?
Submitted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 6:50pm [Dine in]

Irashi Sushi is a good Kerrisdale restaurant with consistent, sometimes excellent food. The room is clean, the cooked food is hot and almost everything ordered comes promptly. So what is up with the angry waitress? She's the young gal with short hair and she has an aggressive and creepy attitude that is in such bitter contrast to the jovial, gracious older waitress that you feel like you are in a weird experiment. The problem is that the restaurant is so small, that both waitresses serve you - so you go through this weird Jekyl and Hyde routine where one is a complete darling and the other is like having a lemon forced into your mouth while you rip out a hangnail. Makes tipping a confusing and painful experience. Nice waitress brings extra napkins for the kids, mean waitress makes you feel bad for pointing out that she brought you a poorly-washed plate with gunk on the side of it, nice waitress smiles and suggests a special dish, mean waitress acts like she's being put out for a request for a glass of water...etc... But the food is good - all sushi and sashimi is better than average and the tempura is light and crispy. So lets all just ignore the hostile gal. cheers

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Avenue Grill, The2114 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Meh.
Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:56pm [Dine in]

This is a spot that should offer breakfast all day long - I say this because every time I've gone here for breakfast it has been great, but the three times I've eaten lunch or dinner has been a disaster. I was talked into eating lunch there on the 31st of December - Had a brie on baguette, the bread was not soft or chewy and a tiresome struggle to eat. It came with soup, which I didn't want, and was told to swap soup for a salad would cost extra. I hate this kind of petty inflexibility - it serves no purpose. The salad was limp - a day or two past its prime. The menu is incredibly boring and half the items come with midding focaccia bread - focaccia is something that should be made fresh and made well. Otherwise it's just bad cafeteria bread. My advice for the Avenue Grill: Serve breakfast all day and use a new bakery. cheers.

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Lolita's South of the Border Cantina1326 Davie Street, Vancouver
Mas limon por favor
Submitted Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

In my opinion, this is the best Mexican food in Vancouver. Everything on the menu is a winner, the salsas are outstanding and despite the crowded conditions, it still manages to provide a charming atmosphere. The only problem I have, is the same problem I have with every Mexican restaurant in Vancouver: crappy unauthentic margaritas. Considering the expense of a margarita - from Las Margaritas right on down the line, is it really to much to ask for freshly squeezed limes? and not the big phony tasteless limes from Safeway - the small key limes that taste amazing and are available at IGA and Choices and a zillion other places. Stop with the pre-made green syrup, the minute maid etc... Bartenders: learn how to make a proper margarita - with Cointreau or Damiana - not Triple Sec. and stop being so chintzy with the tequila! cheers.

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Superior, The106 Superior Street, Victoria
This place is the Real Deal.
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:11pm [Dine in]

Went here on Thursday night, group of 6 people and we all arrived at different times - no problem, on-timers were happily ensconced and late-comers were welcomed without comment. The piano player kept the room happy throughout a terrific dinner of small plates. Standouts: Mac and Cheese (!) but this was no Annie's or KD - crumbly baked topping and pulled pork mixed in - YOW! The fried chicken was crispy and juicy. Flatbread with figs and melted cheese. Solid house greens salad. Not so successful: the Jerk chicken wings were middling - didn't feel like the chicken had been marinating - more like slapped on and grilled. The music went up a notch at 9:00 - added drums, sax player and a singer. They played jazzy Christmas stuff and the room had a terrific energy. Will make this a go-to on trips to Victoria. cheers.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Blue Fig Martini: I think I love you.
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

I've been here 4-5 times and every visit has been excellent. I usually start off with the Blue Fig martini, which comes with a little taste of crumbled stilton, and almost every time, someone at the table has ordered the Lamb Tagine - excellent. The mussels are incredible, with lots of sauce/necatr to sop up. Young, impossibly good-looking waitstaff. The back room, overlooking GM Place, has a good vibe and is usually filled to capacity, even on dreary weeknights. Highly recommend. cheers.

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Baan Wasana Thai Restaurant2143 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Good Neighborhood Thai
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 8:40pm [Dine in]

This is our local Thai restaurant and while it may not be a destination experience, it is nice to have solid, consistent Thai food within walking distance. The Pad Thai is really good - instead of that gloopy, ketchupy stuff, all too common in several Vancouver Thai restaurants, this one is al dente noodles with less sauce and more fresh veggie toppings. The Thai Beef Salad is tangy and spicy - it seems that regardless of ordering it mild, medium or hot, it is always the same amount of heat - often too hot when ordered mild. The curries are boring, ditto the soups but the spring rolls are housemade daily and crispy good. So our take-out is usually: Spring rolls, Chicken Pad Thai, beef salad and rice. The staff are truly nice, efficient and hardworking people.

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Gold Train Express Vietnamese Cuisine4530 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Houston, we have a hygiene problem...
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

I found myself in this unfortunate restaurant last week and I daresay, it made me nostalgic for the good old days, when I was bumming around southeast asia and trying to live on four dollars a day. This joint is completely out of character in what is a fairly upscale neighborhood. Not sure how to proceed with this review because by the time my tea and spring rolls arrived, I had lost my appetite. This place is dirty. the floors and walls and tables and kitchen - are DIRTY. The glass my tea came in was greasy and I couldn't bring myself to eat my food. I kindof wish I had said something - like "I'm leaving here without eating because your restaurant is dirty" It made me long for a grading system like they have in Los Angeles. cheers.

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Red Onion2028 41st Avenue West, Vancouver
The only true cure for a hangover
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

I've been a patron for 20 years and in that time frame, I have rarely strayed from ordering "The Usual" which is a double dog with fries and dip - and in 20 years it has never been anything but 'just right'. It is still the best place to take a whack of kids (kids menu covers all the bases) If I could ask for anything from this Kerrisdale institution: Close down for a few weeks, scrub the entire place within an inch of its life, re paint, spiff up and re-open without changing the menu. cheers.

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Nice people, good food.
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

This is our new go-to for indian food. Clearly, the family that runs this place is made up of time-tested pros. Super friendly and knowledgeable from the cute gal at the bar to the efficient wait staff. The manager keeps everything running seamlessly. Food was incredibly good and the naan was piping hot, chewey and fresh. Sauces and chutneys were outstanding. So, another reason to just stick around Dunbar.

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Sweet E's Pastries and Sweets2032 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Muffins and truffles and cakes -oh my!
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 11:35am [Dine in]

The cakes are incredible. Whenever I see a free parking spot in front, I pull in and grab a muffin-of-the-day. Outstanding. The gals who run this place are efficient and friendly. The lemon tarts are perfect. Excellent value compared with similar bakeries. They make teeny-weeny "babycakes" which are two-bite cupcakes, exquisitely decorated - a dozen of these make for a beautiful dessert.

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