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AMMStrathcona, VancouverSince March 27, 20065 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Sejuiced1958 W.4th Ave, Vancouver
Lacking seduction
Submitted Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

You got your carrots, your cauliflower, your brown rice, your tofu ... It's all there when you order the Swami-G rice bowl, but what's missing is liveliness, flavor, excitement! I could make this at home, throw a little nutritional yeast on it and be more satisfied then I was coming out of Sejuiced. It made me yearn for a good rice bowl at another vegetarian restaurant on 4th which shall remain unnamed.

The quality of the food matched the service, as the counter person seemed apathetic and somehow overwhelmed by the mild rush of lunchers. They did make a nice strawberry-mango juice, and the casual atmosphere makes for a relaxing time. It's possible they have better dishes, but on the basis of my one experience I'm not inclined to go back and find out.

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Orchid Delight2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver
A mild delight
Submitted Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 1:10pm [Dine in]

The first time I went to Orchid Delight a friend recommended I try the Hainanese Chicken. With no idea what it was I agreed, but it wasn't really what I wanted. The rice was tasty, and the chicken was decent but lacking flavor or inspiration.

Not wanting to judge a place on a dish I didn't really want, I went again and this time ordered the Nasi Goreng with chicken. This was definitely more what I wanted: hot, flavorful fried rice and in a large amount too. It was a solid dish for a lunch menu, but my mouth isn't necessarily watering at the thought of it. I enjoyed the sweet iced tea with it.

The place has decent modern decor: lots of black and glass making good use of a small place. The service is friendly. It's a fine restaurant that I won't go out of my way for, but if I'm in the area and hungry I'd be happy to eat there again.

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Moxie's Classic Grill1759 West Broadway, Vancouver
Decently solid
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2007 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

For sitting on the patio basking in the sun, Moxie's is great. Despite the traffic rumbling by, it's a relaxing place to sit (albeit with some horribly upbeat, pseudo-sexy music). The food is, how do you say, normal. I got the hamburger with cheese and fries. The fries were rather grease-soaked and largely crispless, while the burger was satisfactory in an unremarkable way. The basil mayo that came with it was also strangely lacking. Rather than being basil-infused, it seemed to just have pieces of basil mixed in. My waitress was quite friendly with a cheery demeanor and attentive service. She helped offset the hostess' failure to greet and seat me; perhaps it was my responsibility to find her inside, as opposed to her helping me at the entrance to the patio. Who's to say, really? Overall, Moxie's is a better place to have drinks in the sun than an inspired meal.

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Bombay Se7500 120th Street, #201, Surrey
Fo-shizzle my Sizzle!
Submitted Monday, April 10, 2006 - 12:29am [Dine in]

Five friends and I drove down to Surrey to check out Bombay Se. I'd never heard of the place, but my friend had seen the cook on City Cooks and was intrigued. We got there around 5:30 on Tuesday evening, and the place was all ours. We started with some unique appetizers. One was crispy pastry balls filled with yogurt and other spices; they popped rather pleasantly in your mouth. Another was puffed rice with crispy noodles and cilantro. They were very new to me, and quite good. We also had some nice vegetable pakora to start.

The menu had quite a few options, but we were focused on the final page, which had the sizzling dishes my friend had seen on TV. We all ordered sizzlers at $15.95 apiece. It took a little time, but when our meals came, they were well worth the wait. Our waitress brought us each a steaming platter of lamb, chicken, beef, or veggie cutlets atop rice sizzling on hot plates. The meat or cutlets came with vegetables smothered in mouth-watering sauce that was topped with melted cheese! What's more, there were "Masala"-seasoned French fries on the platter as well! My mind was blown...

The food was delicious, hot and filling. The fries were a great complement to the Indian food and certainly not something you see every day. Our waitress was quite nice and helpful. Drawbacks? The location isn't great, being stuck in a mini-mall, but the giant posters with scenes from Bollywood movies were nice eye candy. Also, the beer and wine list was limited. All in all, though, I highly recommend Bombay Se for the sizzling dishes, and I look forward to trying some of their other options.

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Habit Lounge2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Try the Mexican hot chocolate...
Submitted Monday, March 27, 2006 - 1:38am [Dine in]

My wife and I went down to Habit for the first time for a Sunday night dinner. The atmosphere was very nice; we especially enjoyed the music, with David Bowie, Velvet Underground and Talking Heads among the selections. The red booths were comfy and provided a nice view of Main Street. We ordered three dishes: the greens & beet salad, the veggie shepherd's pie, and the roasted mushroom & goat cheese lasagna. All three dishes satisfied - the salad was very tasty, with tossed greens mixed with red and golden beets covered in a nice yogurt-dill dressing. The veggie shepherd's pie - mashed potatoes atop lentil, vegetable and garbanzo curry - was a great balance of flavorful spice and soothing starch. The lasagna was quite delicious as well, with an excellent fresh tomato sauce. The topper of our dining experience, however, was dessert. We ordered the Mexican hot chocolate with cookies, which revealed itself as pure, unadulterated pleasure. The chocolate was luscious and thick with a spicy kick; as our server said, "luxurious." The service was excellent - very friendly without pressure. He even refilled our ginger ale without being asked. We finished for $56 including a well-deserved tip. My only quibble: we had to find the host ourselves when we first walked in, since he was at the bar around the corner of the L-shaped room and could not see us. All in all, a worthy dining experience.

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