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amuroVancouverSince September 10, 200512 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4)
  • Food4 (4.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Shanghai River Restaurant7831 Westminster Hwy., #110, Richmond
Shanghai Dim Sum -- Different!
Submitted Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

I went there for Dim Sum this week and had a tasty and different Dim Sum experience. Different and exciting dishes prepared in the Shanghai style... all were excellent. The crowning dish was the Sui Lum Bao (sp?) which is always one of my favorite dishes... their are prepared and steamed so that the juice stays inside... so the trick is to pop the whole thing in your mouth so all the flavor hits you at once :) Be careful tho, it can be hot so you might want to poke it or let it rest on your plate first!

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
Anton's Tried and True
Submitted Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

For good value for money and tasty options, I recommend Anton's if you don't mind the line-up. Its true not every dish at Anton's is the best it could be but I've found a few favorites that are stellar which I order every time which is the Fettucine Creole and the Fruite de Marre both of which are fabulous. And for $15 I get two meals, sometimes three meals out of it!

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Japone8269 Oak, Vancouver
Japone Omoshiroi
Submitted Friday, August 11, 2006 - 3:01am [Dine in]

Went to this out of the way place cause I was staying at a friend's house nearby in South Vancouver.

Greeted & Seated by very friendly staff. The dinner menu selection was small but very interesting. I ordered Chicken Karaage, Ebi Mayo, and Karubi and some Plum Wine. Prices were a little higher than I was used to but I wasn't sure what I was in-store for.

The chicken karaage (3pc) had a very interesting flavored and came in a batter. The sauce included with the karage was very tasty and complemented the chicken perfectly. The Ebi Mayo (3pc) was also unique coming in 3 breadings and lightly drizzled in a sweet mayo sauce was easily one of the best EbiMayo I had ever eaten. The Kalbi was seasoned lightly with a sweet/savoury sauce and was excellent but not outstanding. Another unique dish was their Chicken Nanban which was deep fried chicken with tofu skin around it... this dish was amazing as well.

It seems like Japone creates new dishes from tried and true favorites and has some original recipes I've never tasted before! It was definitely a pleasure eating there and I will return. The price is a little on the higher side and the portions on the smaller side but in my opinion well worth the experience.

Next time i will try the Sushi!

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Omakase! I'm in your hand's Tojo-san!
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

The only way to go at Tojo's is Omakase. Let Tojo make a meal catered to your favorites and be sure to mention what you don't like! He'll create a unique 5 or 6 course meal for your that includes a couple appetizers, two major entree style dishes, and an amazing dessert! Each time its very different (especially if you visit in different seasons). Also you must try the Bacon-Wrapped, Shrimp cooked Beef Rolls (name escapes me)... they are morsel of pure heaven (hell for the heart).

Also Tojo's cold Sake selection is good especially enjoyable served in a chilled bamboo serving set! Sure its expensive, but its worth every penny.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Gotham is Best for Steaks.
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

For Steak-Only houses, my experience is that Gotham is the King. Morton's is the Queen. And Keg is like a Jack.

For the Ace, you'll have to go to the Met in Seattle.

Gotham is top notch service, food, price is reasonable for this kind of joint. I'd say my steak experience was a notch above Morton's. A definite must try if you're a steak afficianado.

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Daimasu601 W Broadway, Vancouver
Not so Dai anymore.
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 7:45pm [Dine in]

Used to be my favorite sushi joint with the cheap sushi nights and a full variety menu. Tip: Most of the "cooked" foods really sucks here, meat doesn't taste fresh nor that tasty. The Sushi is average when its busy. Service also has slipped quite a bit. It got so bad we boycotted it for one year. After the year was up, we went back again to give them another try... to be treated to even worse service than before. Never have gone back since. There are plenty of places which will give you fresher sushi at a cheaper price and give you service to boot.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Best All you Can Eat in Lower Mainland
Submitted Tuesday, November 8, 2005 - 6:39pm [Dine in]

Tomokazu, a new comer to the all-you-can-eat sushi places has made its mark. Clean, and spartan decor, good food for value, and service is decent. They do change up the menu enough to make it interesting and I find both their cheapie all you can eat (lunch & late-night) and the more expensive FULL (dinner) menus are well worth it! They have a good selection of Sashimi, and a large selection of Robata including a few Korean favorites too! Keep it up guys!

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Curry Point514 West Broadway, Vancouver
4-Star Indian for FastFood Price!
Submitted Monday, November 7, 2005 - 6:36pm [Dine in]

Well, finally I've found a budget-friendly and TASTY/FAST Indian restaurant! Curry Point Broadway serves a buffet style Indian meal in fast-food combos that include: Butter Chicken, Lamb Curry, Chicken Curry, Beef Curry, Chili Chicken, Dhaal, Potato and Onions, Spinach Curries, Aloo-Ghobi, Samosas, and lots more! Desserts too like Kheer, Rasmalai, and Galub Jamun too are reasonably priced treats.

Their Naan is top-notch, always freshly made from the Tandoor Oven, never stored.

And the best part -- a two curry meal with 2 naans only costs me $6.41!

Their Mango Lassi is also highly recommended! The service is very friendly and caring!

Open from 11am -> 9pm Monday - Saturday

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Clubhouse255 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Good Unique Food, Bad Service?
Submitted Friday, October 14, 2005 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

The food is interesting compared to a regular japanese place having a mix of Korean dishes, unique japanese Tapas like Kimpira Gobo (Burdock Root), Sukiyaki Beef Noodles, and their specialty is Okonomiyaki (a japanese style omlette made of cabbage, egg, and a meat like chicken, seafood, beef etc.). For the hungry sort you can order Okonomiyaki on a bed of yakisoba! But these Okonomiyaki's are HUGE to begin with so I wouldn't recommend it unless you're sharing. Be warned tho that Okonomiyaki takes 30 minutes to make so order some appetizers (small ones) and order right up front with the drink order if you're hungry. The price is really good there and the sushi is offbeat in terms of flavors and style.

The place is kind like an old log cabin, with wooden benches/and booths that can accomodate some pretty large parties. Its decorated with various golf/sports deco. Its got a cozy feel.

Now the service really is hit and miss and its been more on the miss lately. From long food wait times, to "hard to flag a server" -- this is the main reason I don't go there anymore. Waiting for 20 minutes before anyone even talked to us one time -- we just walked out. Hadn't gone there in a year -- went there tonight for takeout, and they gave me 1/2 of the normal portion of my order -- and after the server pointed it to Masu, he said it was "okay". Well... $12 and i got a tiny meal. Was not happy. If this place wasn't the only source of good okonomiyaki in this town, I would skip it for the service issues.

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Au Petit Cafe4851 Main Street, Vancouver
Subway/Quizno's -- time to close.
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

Yes -- the best Sandwich in town is at Au Petit Cafe! While all of their sandwich offerings are good, nothings stands next to their famous Vietnamese Meatball Sandwich with a creamy, savoury pork-based meatball as its filling and fresh cilantro, carrots, etc. Their curry brisket beef is also second to none especially with their tantalizing bread. I also enjoy their uniquely flavored Wonton soup. Order early cause they often sell-out of subs before noon on most days, and the tiny restaurant usually has a 10-20 minute wait @ lunchtime.

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Aoki Sushi1888 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Aoki is Oishiii (Tasty!)
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:25pm [Dine in]

Aoki opened up a couple years ago and quickly has become a favorite in the office. From Hokkaido, Aoki-san makes authentic sushi using the freshest of ingredients. The pricing is a little higher than the suhi-roll-factory places which abound on Broadway but the food makes up for it in flavor & presentation. Its in a different class.

You've got to try their chilled Barley tea (complimentary) in the summertime, so refreshing, one wonders how people can drink steaming hot regular japanese tea when its 25C+ outside. Aoki has many unique dishes that it makes it worthwhile to try them all!

The only downside is the restaurant ambience... its an odd layout and I'm sure it was hard to work with... so seating capacity is small. The family-run operation has super-friendly staff that always look after you with the finest respect and attention and a smile! Aoki-san is eager to chat and talk about anything in his cute engrish. He quickly knows your favorites and chastizes you when you haven't come in for a while. Ooops...I'd better head over there!

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Regular @ Shabusen
Submitted Saturday, September 10, 2005 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

I've been to both Shabusens, and the one on South Granville is by far my favorite because of the friendlier staff.

The food there is excellent -- more so on the BBQ side like the BBQ Beef, Kalbi, Spicy Pork, etc. The Sushi & Grilled Foods are decent. The Bi-Bim-Bap served in a hot stone bowl is excellent! I usually go for the BBQ or the Bi-Bim-Bap :D

Service can be wishy-washy. 75% of the time they forget our drinks. Sometimes items we ordered don't arrive...but its usually crazy busy in there and usually cause we've over ordered it works out (all you can eat -- eyes bigger than stomach). So that's where they have to improve. Their All you can eat complimentary Salad bar is pretty weak but at least they have one.

But one thing, the staff are always friendly. This is one of the places I take all my friends, visitors, businessmen to -- especially if they haven't experienced Korean BBQ before!

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