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Andi710Kitsilano, VancouverSince March 24, 200734 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value3 (3.2)
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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
Very nice place for a Birthday celebration
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

We have been to the Cannery the second time within some months, this time for my partner's birthday. She didn't want a big fuss about her anniversary. But to get a nice table at the window, I needed to disclose the occasion...

When we arrived on a Thursday night, we got a a table that was not directly at the window. And this was the only little disappointment. Other than this, the evening was perfect.

First we enjoyed the fresh bread with lobster oil and balsamic vinegar and listened to the recommendations of our very friendly waitress.

We started with two martinis - and I had the first decent Mojito ever in Vancouver. Our waitress recommended a BC Riesling for our meal, and (finally) convinced us. As native Germans we had a couple of disappointments with North American Rieslings (way too sweet), but this one was great. Still a little sweet, but perfect for our dinner.

My partner started with mussels, I had the lobster bisque. Both dishes were excellent, especially the mussels. As entrees we had the salmon Wellington and the swordfish. The fish was excellent, the sides were solid.

As a nice touch, my partner received a complimentary desert and I had an espresso, both of which were excellent.

What is really remarkable about the cannery is the location. You have a beautiful view to the Lion's Gate bridge and the harbor area. The interior is among the best in Vancouver, it is nice to know a restaurant with character in this town.

All in all a very nice experience - and the steep price belongs to a decent birthday present ;-)

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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Vegetarian option open 24/7 - just feel at home!
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 11:42am [Dine in]

We have been to the Naam numerous times since we moved to Kitsilano 3 years ago, and always liked the food. The Naam has a lot to offer, even for NON-vegetarians.

The Naam offers incredible value. Open 24/7 with quite a big menu and one of the nicest interiors in Kitsilano, this place is one where you instantly feel at home whatever the time of the day (or night).

Last time we went there on an early Sunday afternoon. The restaurant was packed, but we got a table. We have been waiting a little too long and had to show the waiter that, yes, there was a free table in the main restaurant. Other than this, the service was excellent this time, although it is not consistent, depending on when you come. We ordered and had our meal after 20 minutes (I looked at the watch because I wanted to have a solid data point about waiting time).

My partner had enchilada with cashews and avocado and I had my personal favorite - the Thai dragon bowl. Our little one wanted the grilled cheese bread (which was quite good for this kind of 'dish', as the bread used was excellent), but ended up trading it for the tofu of my dragon bowl in the end. All the food was excellent! Proves that if you have the right spices, you won't need any meat.

We ended up with a bill under 40 dollars. This is incredible value! What I liked in particular was that they offer organic apple juice for the little ones at an unbeatable price of $2 a glass.

Go there and enjoy, it is really worth it!

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Nagomi Sushi4557 Blackcomb way, 108, Whistler
Nice new sushi place in Whistler
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

Living in Vancouver for 3 years now, we are really into sushi now. We were glad to discover this nice sushi place close to the Fairmont, where we stayed for a long weekend in March.

Excellent service - we were never running out of water or green tea. Food was good - we had miso soup, agadeshi tofu, Japanese pork duplings, maki and sushi. The food was very good and well presented.

It is not exactly as cheap as in Vancouver to go for sushi in Whistler, but the value was good in total - we ended up at some 45 dollars for 2 and a half persons (our little one had 2 portions of agadeshi tofu).

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Portobello4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler
Don't go there
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

I can only agree to the previous posting. Not worth your time or money.

A friend of us recommended the place when living in the Fairmont, so we went there. Line up for just a mediocre North American breakfast. For a 'full breakfast' ($18) my partner got some plain and dry scrambled egg (no onions, no spices at all, half cold), '4 pieces of meat" (small pieces of bacon or sausage), some almost cold hash browns and tomatoes. And some toast - that you have to toast yourself (!). You have to line up for the coffee as well, so by the time you are done with toast and get your coffee, the food IS COLD.

I only had a ready made yogurt fruit mix (which was quite OK), a pretty OK espresso and some croissant. Nothing much you could do wrong here - and a good choice. But certainly not worth the money.

For our little one we wanted some cereals with milk. The place offered some 4 different sorts of Kellogs cereals, all 80% sugar. Jakob tried the one that still looked the closest to eatable and ate NOTHING. He had some of my partners toast with butter.

We paid over 40 (in words FORTY) dollars for this one and a half poor breakfasts with a service and setup that I would maybe accept in a student run cafeteria on campus (for less than half the price)...

We will NOT come back for sure.

PS.: What completely eludes me is why coffee (and especially espresso) needs to be served in paper cups when it is clearly NOT for takeout.

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Le Gros1200 Altalake Rd., Whistler
Nice European cuisine in Whistler
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 9:18pm [Dine in]

Living in the Fairmont in Whistler for a long weekend, we wanted to get something with a little more character than the hotel and the surrounding restaurants. We discovered Le Gros here on dinehere.ca and decided to try it out.

Went there with our little one at 6:30 and were almost the only guests. The interior is nice and a little French in combining many different styles of furniture for the tables in the restaurant, a nice fireplace in the middle and some lounge chairs in the entrance. the white table cloths, cloth napkins and nicely decorated tables give the restaurant some touch of fine dining - without being overly formal.

We were welcomed by an excellent waitress who took care of us (and in particular our little one) the entire evening. Service was excellent!

We had a salad and the soup of the day (cauliflower with Roquefort cheese) as starters and mussels and the veal medallions as the main dishes. Unfortunately, we could not try the creme brulle and the other nice deserts as our little one needed to to bed. He had pasta with creme sauce - and loved it (it's rare that he finishes a whole plate in a restaurant, but here he did). The food was VERY good. For a European the menu looked very solid, I was just missing the real surprising creations that you wold expect from a fine dining restaurant - that's the only reason I give a 4 instead of a 5 for the food. What they offered was done in excellent quality.

The wine list is good, too, although we only had two glasses of open white and red, a we could not agree on what wine to take.

Given the quality of food and service, the value was good, too. The entress are between 20 and 35 dollars, open wine is $7 a glass. We ended up with some 80 dollars plus tip.

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Ukrainian Village Restaurant815 Denman Street, Vancouver
Ukrainian/Russian food at its best
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 9:30pm [Dine in]

Having lived in Russia for some time in the past, I got addicted to pelmeni, pirogi, but most of all Borschtsch. I do this cabbage and beets soup myself on a regular basis, and sure enough it is different at the restaurant, but not a single bit worse - just different. This is the beauty of down to earth traditional cooking, every village, every household has their own slightly different recipe, and all turned out to be delicious after decades of fine tuning.

When we entered the tiny restaurant, it was crowded. Most people were Russians (at least they spoke Russian), having a big dinner with lots of food and vodka. A good sign, we thought...

We were 4 and a half people and had borschtsch with meet, pirogy, pelmeni, the platter with pirogi and sausages and the goose stuffed with apple. What can I say - everything was delicious. I will not have this kind of dinner every day, as it is clearly not light, but from time to time, especially in winter, we will certainly go for it.

Service was outstanding (although or because the waitress was not Eastern European, but Brazilian ;-), our son loved the living room like atmosphere, and so did we.

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Chai Gallery3243 West Broadway, Vancouver
Nice food in special atmosphere
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 9:00pm [Dine in]

We have been in the Chai for dinner on a normal weekday. The restaurant was pretty full, so we got a table in the second room, close to what is probably a buffet area for lunch. The fact that there was quite some open, unused space and the entrance to the washrooms made it a little uncomfortable - my partner also complained about the wooden benches we were sitting on.

The service was good but had some issues monitoring the two separate rooms - it could have been a little more attentive.

Food was excellent. We had the Persian eggplant, which was excellent and the Afghan lamb which was good, too. Combined it with excellent tea and a little bit of Thai tofu for our little one.

The only annoying thing was the Sitar player that joined us about 10 minutes into our dinner and would not leave until we were almost done. It is a matter of taste, of course, but we found his improvisations a little to monotonous and too loud to enjoy during dinner.

Value was OK, but already on the expensive side, compared to other good Indian places in Vancouver, in particular as the portions are rather small.

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Modern Club3446 Dunbar, Vancouver
Outstandig food in nice atmosphere
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 7:53pm [Dine in]

We have been recommended this little restaurant in Dunbar by a good friend (and professor of mine at SFU). We learned to trust his taste - he recommended Chow before, the Walnut beach resort in Osoyoos and many other nice things in and around Vancouver.

So we went there for lunch on a Saturday noon with out little one (3 years). We were surprised by the nice interior that did not resemble the usual kitsch of many Asian restaurants at all. There were already 3 other families with kids, but we got the only remaining free table.

We had Okonomiyaki with salmon and soba noodles, Udon and tempura, and agedashi tofu (plain for our little one and spicy for us). The food was excellent.

I never had okonomiyaki ('Japanese pizza') before and really liked it a lot. Not quite what I would call pizza, but a great addition to the Japanese menu for me. The noodles were crisp and the salmon was juicy. It is based on cabbage, so make sure you like it (I do!).

Udon and tempure were great as well and the tofu was the best we had so far in Vancouver (and we have it regularly for our little one, for instance in Kirin where we go for Dim Sum quite often).

Service was excellent, too. Especially we liked the family like atmosphere, including the fact that the young couple operating the place had their little one close by. The waitress was very attentive and helpful, especially for our little one. He got his food first, a fork instead of chop sticks and a complimentary bowl of rice when he was still hungry but did not like our dishes. All without us asking for it (!).

We ended up paying some $45, which is not really cheap, but we felt it was definitely worth the money.

Modern club will be on the list of or favorite Vancouver restaurants next to Montri's Thai restaurant, Chai or the Naam in our neighborhood, or the Cannery, Kirin, Raggazi pizza a little further away.

We will certainly come back very often.

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Atithi Indian Cuisine2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver
VERY good Indian food for delivery
Submitted Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

We just ordered for delivery, after our favorite Indian place for delivery (India grill) closed down. We were really surprised by the spead of delivery and the quality of food. We had the Bombay Biryani (with chicken) and Chicken Chettinad. Both was very good, but the Chettinad was excellent and special - very well spiced without being overly hot and an interesting combination (hot curry with some strawberries). We will definitely order again!

PS.: They will only deliver in a radius of 3km. We were just lucky on Pt. Grey Road (3.2 km).

PPS.: The ratings for service and ambiance are irrelevant - this was delivery only!

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Ragazzi Pizza Co.2996 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
Best original Italian pizza in town
Submitted Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 5:38pm [Dine in]

Very small restaurant (just 6 simple tables) in the middle of East Vancouver's suburbia. They offer only small and extra large pizzas. We took the extra large and shared among 4 - more than enough for under $20! Take a can of Chinotto and you have the genuine Italian experience.

Service is excellent (the place is just too small to be overlooked ;o)

I have been there twice in a couple of days and I am excited to finally have real good thin crust, Italian pizza in Vancouver. Forget all the American chains and local 'we also have pizza on the menu' offers.

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Smoking Dog Bistro, The1889 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Very nice place, just a little pricy
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 10:49pm [Dine in]

We have been at the Smoking Dog Bistro on a nice sunny Friday evening. We came around 6:30 pm and had quite a lot of tables to choose from. The bistro fills quickly later in the evening.

Sitting outside on the Patio is great, although the furniture could be a little more appropriate for the overall ambiance.

Food was very good to excellent - try the French onion soup, it was the best we had for a long time.

The service was flawless. Friendly and no waiting time at all. So the only issue is the prices - they are French rather than Canadian as well.

We will definitely come back - just not for lunch every day...

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Montri's3629 West Broadway, Vancouver
Best Thai food in Kits
Submitted Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

we tried quit a few Thai restaurants - Montri's is the best. Our favorites are the Tom Kha Gai soup, the Shoo-Shee Pla red curry with salmon.

Make sure you have a reservation before going there, especially on the weekend. Service could be a bit more friendly - you notice that they somehow do not need to overly friendly. Once they told us on the phone to have no table left for 4+a baby. When we went there anyways there were at least 2 tables free and we had a great dinner - maybe they just wanted to save the space occupied by the baby...

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Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Horrible service, good food
Submitted Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

Waiting is the norm at Aphrodite's. If you have time and good company or you are happy meeting new people, this is no problem. You are rewarded with a small selection of very good food. Try the thin crust pizza or a soup.

Why poor service? You always wait too long even for small things and the highchair for our little one was always dirty. But these are minor things.

What really turned us off and prevents us from coming back was as evening that we wanted to eat something before going out to theater. We arrived there just before a group of 8 people took the table next to us. The waitress was coming to this table 3 times to take orders (when they were still not ready), but ignored us again and again, despite us insisting on ordering. After more than half an hour we could not place an order. Even to get some water took 20 minutes, and it was somebody else than the waitress who was so kind to give us 2 glasses of water (we were 3 people), but, of course, could not take our order either.

So we left, went to a nice and friendly Greek restaurant nearby and will probably never return.

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Olympia Pizza3205 West Broadway, Vancouver
Solid food, great service
Submitted Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

Very good pizza, solid Greek food, try the Mousaka. Nice, but small patio for the summer. We've been there several times and always experienced very friendly and authentic service (not just the mechanical "how are we doing with the dinner here" every 10 minutes). Our favorite place for pizza delivery in Kits.

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