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alpinionRichmond, VancouverSince October 19, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance4 (4)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Hawksworth Restaurant801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Only for special occasions
Submitted Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

I have only dined at Hawksworth for lunch and brunch, but I must say that I was impressed each time! Their Eggs Benedict is probably the best that I have ever had, and I have tried A LOT of Eggs Benedict! Some of their items are a bit on the salty side (like the sable fish during lunch/brunch) but overall, we enjoyed our meals each time. I would definitely come back!

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Nice restaurant. Come for the dessert buffet?
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

The only reason why I come to Griffin's is because of their dessert buffet. (to be honest the desserts aren't that great but the presentation is amazing) The food is just mediocre but I would still give it a solid rating. You can find Griffins coupons in the entertainment book.

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Sanafir1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Great ambiance but .... food is lacking.
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

I went here a few months ago and I was disappointed. We left hungry even though we finished everything! The curry and butter chicken were quite sour and not curry-like at all. It felt like we were drinking soup. The dessert consisted of timbits and a piece of chocolate. Enough said.

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Twisted Fork Bistro1147 Granville Street, Vancouver
Decent
Submitted Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

We went in for the $8 mussels on Tuesday and it was pretty good. We ordered the halibut cakes to start/share and they (two pieces) came with a small salad. The mussels came with unlimited bread and fries (yam fries & regular fries). The broth was a bit salty but the mussels were plump and juicy. It was a good deal! By the time we left at 7:30pm, there was a huge line up at the door.

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RTL Regional Tasting Lounge1130 Mainland, Vancouver
What just happened?
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

So we reserved our dinner at r.tl around a month ago, and we finally got to try it tonight. We ordered the following:

Braised Lamb Shank (2.5/5)
This was very average. The outsides of the shank were very hard and there was tons of fat throughout the huge chunk of meat. This wasn’t done too well but it was mediocre at very best. For some reason, parts of the shank were quite cold/room temperature? It tasted…. Microwaved.
Cajun crab & prawn cake (3/5)
This was average but because the cake was grilled quite well, it had a nice crunchy texture. However, you get a single crab cake that’s approximately two to two and a half inches diameter for $13.
Thai green curry Mussels (1/5)
We couldn’t even finish these. The broth was extremely liquid like and it felt like they just mixed water with MSG. Even though it was “thai green curry”, we could barely taste the curry. The broth was literally just white. Many of the mussels weren’t cooked properly and we couldn’t open a couple. These are probably the worse mussels ever (I’ve had better at Old Spaghetti Factory!)
Green beans (side) (2.5/5)
These were decent. They tasted microwaved as well? Very very raw.
Crème Brulee (2.75/5)
This was good until we realized that it was vanilla pudding. The crème brulee tasted literally like instant vanilla pudding, with sugar torched on the top! Just to confirm, we went to try real crème brulee at a local bakery and we could tell the difference right away.
And drinks.
The drinks weren’t too great either. Don’t order the non-alcoholic ones.

Lastly, the service:
There was one manager (I’m assuming), and one waiter. The manager was fairly friendly but was dressed casually (casual shirt + jeans). The waiter…. Was dressed in a sweatshirt/sweater and jeans? I literally could not tell that he was working there until he brought us our food. He mumbled every time he brought over our dish and never said anything else. To be honest, we were quite shocked to receive this type of service. This is my first time writing such a long and pessimistic review, but I’m leaving Vancouver soon and it’s disappointing that one of my last meals turned out so wrong.

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
An Entertaining Dinner
Submitted Sunday, October 18, 2009 - 9:53pm [Dine in]

A dinner and a show.
The dining at this particular restaurant was much appeasing due to the jolly chefs who flashed their knives and spatulas while creating a field of fire above their "Teppenyaki" tables. I was quite amazed by their skill ( in cooking and not cutting themselves ) and I started to develop and interest in Teppenyaki. I've only been to three restaurants honestly, I do like Yokohama. Kobe steakhouse in Downtown, Vancouver is excellent as well but it is much to far to commute to just for a dinner. Since I live in Richmond, Yokohama is a good place to go. My favorite part of the meals were the appetizers and the desserts though. (Not that the main courses were bad) but the miso soup was one of the best that I tasted, and the ice cream-in-a-pine apple was amazing! I also enjoyed the decorations of the restaurant and I loved how they decorated their sushi with artistic sauces and fresh flowers! Trust me, this place is much better than Le Nakamura across the street. (What kind of place mixes French and Japanese in their name anyways?)

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