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angelo_ngVancouverSince July 9, 20072 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4.5 (4.5)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


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Saigon Fare Cafe203 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Excellent food, GREAT value
Submitted Monday, July 9, 2007 - 11:53pm [Dine in]

Well, having lived along SE Marine for a year, I had only just discovered this little gem at the intersection of Main and SE Marine.

I really didn't know what to expect- I was just craving salad wraps. Well, suffice to say, after going in and seeing the variety of wonderful tasties they had to offer, I didn't go for the salad wrap after all. Instead, I had their shrimp supreme- a dish of deep fried shrimp meat wrapped around a sugar cane stick, along with a vietnamese spring roll and green onion topped rice vermicelli. DELICIOUS!

The spring rolls were to die for- best I've had thus far (with an excellent dipping sauce). The ambiance was very nice- the place was cozy, air-conditioned and absolutely clean (bathroom was spotless).

I also tried their five-spice chicken Vietnamese sandwich- it was wonderful, with the baguette served very crispy, warm and fresh. This place is definitely a jewel for anyone looking for great tasting food at amazingly cheap prices- perfect for a lazy afternoon of lounging with friends or with a book.

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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
Good food, passable service, overpriced meat
Submitted Monday, July 9, 2007 - 4:17am [Dine in]

While the pseudo-european decor may impress at first, you'll be lucky if you can get any decent service.

I've gone twice with a friend. The first time around, we waited about 5 minutes at the front to be seated, watching servers come and go, but no one paying us any mind. Eventually, a woman came around and seated us. We decided to just try one thing first, see what the food was like, then come back another day. $23 for 2 slabs of meat- could barely feed a person. Tasty, but definitely not worth the price.

Their all you can eat special, at $24 per person, is a much better choice than ordering a la carte. Just make sure you order everything you intend to eat the first round. Once you've made your initial order, you'll probably be abandoned and/or ignored for the rest of the time (I'd suggest ordering SEVERAL glasses of water ahead of time, as refills are near impossible to get).

The food was delicious, admittedly- try their beef specialties, as well as the soups and fried rice. The deep fried chicken dishes and appetizers were also quite good.

Overall, if you don't mind poor service and just want to get absolutely STUFFED for $24, I'd recommend the place. If you're going with friends though- trust me, skip over this restaurant if you don't want to ruin your day together.

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