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bananyVancouverSince June 18, 200737 Reviews
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3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
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  • Value3.5 (3.3)
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Salade de Fruits Cafe1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Wonderful French food in a quaint and unusual location
Submitted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:35am [Dine in]

I love, love, love this restaurant! It's located foyer area of the Vancouver Francophone Cultural Centre (very unique). All of the staff speaks French and the menu is in French, but the servers will translate the entire menu for you. The servers are very friendly and helpful. The menu offers all of the standard French fare at fantastic prices. I've only ever ordered the fish of the day, but my friends have tried the other dishes and everyone only has good things to say. Salade des Fruits have made a definite fan out of me!

The only downsides to the restaurant, and they're not really downsides, are the bathrooms are awkward to find your first time and the restaurant only accepts cash.

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Asa Sushi2178 West 41 Avenue, Vancouver
Good food, crappy service
Submitted Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 11:28am [Dine in]

I tried Asa Sushi for the first time yesterday even though I've lived in the area for a couple of years. I usually patron another Japanese restaurant in the neighborhood, but decided to try something different. The selection of rolls is very extensive with many of the rolls being slight variations of each other. The rest of the menu offers standard Japanese fare.

We ordered a specialty roll, salmon sashimi (wild), ika kaarage and oden udon soup. Both the specialty roll and salmon sashimi were very nice and pleasing. The ika kaarage was really small and I would never order it again, especially compared to a place like Toshi where the ika kaarage is similar in price but substantially better. Finally, the oden udon was mediocre and not memorable. Overall, the food was satisfying and in the future I would only order the rolls and sashimi again.

The service is really, really, really crappy, some of the worst I've had at a Japanese restaurant. There is only one server so the restaurant is understaffed in the service department even though there are multiple sushi chefs. It takes awhile to be acknowledged and given tea. Food that is ready to be served may linger at the sushi bar for awhile since the lone server has to do everything including receiving take out orders, which seemed to occur regularly. The dirty/empty dishes were not cleared at all and we had to stack them ourselves to make room for other dishes. Tea is only refilled if you ask. The service at the other Japanese restaurant I frequent in Kerrisdale is vastly superior, but I will return to Asa because the prices are better.

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Minerva's2411 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Great pizza
Submitted Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:58pm [Dine in]

I've eaten the dining room a few times, but usually order pizza for pickup (save 10%). The pizzas really good! They're pan pizzas like Pizza Hut and the restaurants loads on the toppings. My personal favourite is the Minerva's special, so many toppings! For the dining room, I've had the lamb (would not recommend), baked lasagna (it's OK), and linguine with prawns (very tasty, but not enough prawns).

The service is decent, nothing to really comment on.

Overall, I quite enjoy the food and have become a regular customer.

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen1850 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Good meatballs, lousy service
Submitted Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 10:11am [Dine in]

My friends planned a girls night out and chose Trattoria because of positive prior visits. They knew reservations are not accepted (so stupid) so they went early to wait for a table. The total wait was about 75 minutes. Everyone in your party must be present before they will seat you, which can be challenging given the scarcity of parking in Kits.

The restaurant is very loud so be prepared to speak loudly/yell throughout the dinner. I ordered a sparkling cocktail and it was quite tasty, but could have used more sparkling wine. Three of us order the bruschetta sampler to start, two girls shared the mushroom bruschetta, and one girl had a salad. The brushetta was decent with the chick pea topping being the favourite, followed by the mushroom, then tomato. It was very doughy and the tomatoes did not stay on the dough. I don't taste much seasoning on the tomato portion so it was just bread and tomato, which was kind of boring.

I ordered the kobe meatballs and spaghetti for my entree. It comes with 3 large meatballs and a small serving of spaghetti. I really liked the meatballs; they were juicy, tasty, and better than the kobe meatballs at Glowbal, which is odd as they are related restaurants. The spaghetti was just ok; the sauce wasn't flavourful enough. I didn't care for the ricotta cheese that accompanied the spaghetti so I just put it on the side.

For dessert, I shared the fritters with a friend. The friends are essentially chocolate filled timbits, but tastier. They are slightly overpriced for the number of fritters you get.

Overall, the food was good with the entrees offering the best value.

The service was bad. I would describe the waitress as superficially attentive. With both the appetizers and the entrees she asked us how the food was right after we were served. We didn't even get an opportunity to pick up any cutlery before she asked us. How can we possibly know if the food is good if we haven't tried it yet! She never asked if we wanted to order more drinks and she only refilled the water once, near the end of the meal.

I don't think she was properly informed about the dessert feature as she described it as white chocolate mousse with balsamic soaked strawberries. It was actually three thick crepe-like wraps filled with something runnier looking that mousse and balsamic soaked strawberries. My friend ordered the dessert feature, was given a long spoon, and then presented with a dish that clearly needed a fork. We sent the dessert back.

I'd go here again for the meatballs, but only on a weekday night to avoid the wait.

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Mona's Fine Lebanese Cuisine1328 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Bad service, decent food, nice decor
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 5:28am [Dine in]

I went to Mona's as a group of 8 and we were seated at the back on piles and piles of cushions. It was fun and easy to relax amongst all the cushions. Although the decor is not my personal taste, it fit the theme of the restaurant really well and I enjoyed it.

Even though there were only two other tables asides from ours, the waitress was difficult to track down and the service was lacking. It took awhile for everyone to arrive at the restaurant and we needed some time to decide what to order. The waitress asked us if we were ready to order shortly after the last people arrived, but we asked for a couple more minutes to decide. Those couple minutes stretched into 20 and we had to actively seek out the waitress.

I ordered the "reyash" or rack of lamb. All of the entrees come with rice and salad. The portions were rather meager and even as a small female, I did not feel full. My rack of lamb was 4 lamb chops and it just wasn't enough food. The rice had a hint of seasoning and the salad was small. Even after eating many pieces of pita, I still did not feel full. For the price, I do not think it was good value.

I had asked for my lamb to be cooked medium and the first piece was cooked perfectly, but the last piece, being a little smaller, was well done and dry.

The seating arrangement was fun at first, but it became uncomfortable and awkward trying to eat a meal at a coffee table shared with so many other people.

Asides from the decor, Mona's does not have much to offer. I would not return.

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Wild Ginger88 West Pender Street, Unit 2015, Vancouver
It's OK
Submitted Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 8:59am [Dine in]

Like some of the other reviewers initially I was apprehensive about trying Wild Ginger because of the lack of activity at the foyer/bar. However, after reading these reviews I decided to try the restaurant.

It isn't really fusion; it's lots of Chinese dishes and a few Korean bbq platters. We tried the meat platter for $34.99 which includes tofu soup and bbq short ribs, beef, chicken, chicken wings, pork, and vegetables.

The soup was nice as it was a generous size and there was lots of tofu. As the platter is supposed to be bbq I expected to grill the food myself, but everything was already cooked! Using Korean bbq in the name is the restaurant is misleading, but it was OK.

I really like Korean bbq short ribs, but these short ribs were not marinated in the traditional marinade and I didn't like that. I detected a kimchee essence on both the short ribs and the beef. I usually gauge Korean bbq quality by the short ribs and these failed.

I liked the chicken the most followed by the pork, short ribs, beef, and chicken wings. All of the meat was too salty, but the chicken wings were bad for your kidneys salty.

There were only two servers and they were constantly running about. One extra server would have been really helpful. The service started out good, but it gradually deteriorated. It took a long time to get the bill and pay, but asides from that the service was good.

The decor is modern and nice, but the acoustics are off. It seemed as though everyone was whispering and some music to soften the ambiance would have been appreciated.

The price was good and if you have never been to a good Korean restaurant Wild Ginger will do. The food was OK, but I wouldn't go again.

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Amato Gelato Cafe78 East 1st Ave, Vancouver
Excellent gelato, but it's overpriced.
Submitted Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 4:23am [Dine in]

I have tried many of the gelato cafes, but Amato was the only one I visited regularly. I became such a frequent patron that my face was recognized. The gelato is very creamy and the flavours are well defined. My personal favourite is the tiramisu.

With all that being said, I stopped visiting Amato's because the prices became too expensive while the serving sizes became smaller. Instead of getting a single scoop, you can spend an additional $0.75 to get a 500 mL container of gelato. I sometimes buy the containers at a local grocery store for the same price that Amato sells for (which must means Amato makes more from direct sales if a secondary vendor can charge the same price).

The prices are just ridiculous now. I can have a lunch special at a restaurant for the same price as a double scoop of gelato. Perhaps if the scoops were massive I would still visit, but the scoops are pathetically small.

It's all such a shame as the quality of the gelato is excellent.

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Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant8391 Alexandra Road, Unit 1150, Richmond
Great hot pot for a chilly night
Submitted Friday, November 2, 2007 - 5:48am [Dine in]

The all you can eat hot pot is $18 and includes a very broad selection of choices. I went for a friend's birthday and in total there were 10 us and we shared 3 communal hot pots. Normally I'm not a big fan of communal hot pots cause you sometimes have to fight for food if you're in a large group, but with 3 pots we were each directly in front of a pot so food was very accessible.

Selection is easy as they give you an order form (Chinese and/or English) and you can pick whatever you want.

I must comment on the service as it was surprisingly great! I usually don't except much in terms of service from an all you can eat establishment, but the servers were fast, efficient, and courteous. If I ever asked for anything (drink, napkins, whatever), they brought it promptly and they brought us new replacement plates without having to be asked.

The restaurant is small so definitely make reservations. I think there may be a two hour time limit, but we were all full and satisfied before they came by for last call. The restauant is open until 2 AM.

In total, we had some sour plum juice, beers, and I personally had two cans of pop. I didn't see the bill and I didn't apportion the costs, but it came out to $22/each for everything, which I felt was very reasonable for a night of good eats and fun!

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Ouisi Bistro3014 Granville Street, Vancouver
Mediocre at best
Submitted Thursday, November 1, 2007 - 6:53am [Dine in]

I really don’t have much to say about the food as it doesn’t stand out. The food is just OK, but it’s consistent although it never seems to be warm enough.

However, the service is not as consistent as the food. The service is more or less decent, but somewhat amateurish. During one dinner my server had a bit of a flippant attitude and just did what he was supposed to without really caring. At one point he spilled a full beer on me. I watched the whole fiasco play out in slow motion. The server went to put the beer on the table, but wasn’t paying attention to where he was setting it down as he was scanning the room instead. He ended up placing the beer on a knife and the whole thing tipped over and spilled into my lap. He brought a cloth over for me, but it was ineffective as even my underwear was soaked.

I understand that accidents happen, but the server’s subsequent actions were very disappointing. He didn’t bring any dessert or whatever to make it up to me and he didn’t comp anything on the meal either. The least he could have done was offered me a free dessert for soaking my pants in beer. His carelessness ended my evening there as I had to go home and miss the movie premier I had passes to. I lived too faraway to go home and change and make it to the theatre so the evening was a write off.

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Goldfish Pacific Kitchen1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Confusing flavours
Submitted Friday, October 12, 2007 - 11:51pm [Dine in]

I went to try Taste of Yaletown, but the set menu only offered tuna sashimi appetizer, arctic char entree, and creme brulee. I don't like arctic char so I ordered off the menu.

I started with the shrimp cupcakes, followed by the lamb chops with bacon fried rice as a side, and finished with the chocolate sushi. The food was rather disappointing. The cupcakes (6 in total) were small in size and I would have preferred two large cupcakes or three medium cupcakes instead of these very small cupcakes. The cupcakes didn't offer much in the flavour department except for a hint of coconut. The texture was mushy except for the shrimp on top.

The lamb was extremely disappointing. Normally lamb chops are rich in flavour, but these were bland. I didn't detect any sort of seasoning. Plus, they were a little charred on the outside. The fried rice was much too wet and clumpy. I would have preferred if the bacon pieces were crispy.

The dessert was interesting and esthetically appealing, but that's the only nice thing I have to say about it. The "rice" was coconut tapioca with one very small piece each of mango, strawberry, and kiwi all wrapped in a sheet of dark chocolate. The sushi comes with a sugary dipping sauce. Without the dipping sauce it was rather awful; I couldn't taste the fruit. I don't think sugar water is worth $9.

Overall, I get that the menu is trying to use Asian accents, but the flavours were confused and lacked harmony. It's like they thought ginger is good and we'll just put lots of ginger without thinking of what we're putting the ginger on.

Service was poor for the caliber of restaurant Goldfish is attempting to be. The server took a long time to bring our drinks and she was noticeably disappointed when we didn't order wine.

It is much too loud inside the restaurant, which made the conversation difficult. The decor is nice except for the black recessed panels in the ceiling; they didn't match the rest of the decor.

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Nan Chuu8391 Alexandra Road, #1160, Richmond
My favourite izakaya
Submitted Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 3:33am [Dine in]

I visit Nan Chuu regularly so I have tried a lot of the dishes. I know a lot of people prefer Guu or Hapa, but I find the Guu environment to be rather obnoxious and Hapa is a bit pretentious. Nan Chuu offers an intimate and relaxed environment where you don't have to yell just so your friend can hear you.

My favourite dish is the fried rice in clay hot pot with pork broth. The first time I went to Nan Chuu my friend ordered everything and I was reluctant to try the rice as I don't like wet rice (you pour the broth over the rice), but it was damn delicious. The rice is what brings me back over and over.

I also enjoy the kobe beef skewers, miso glazed black cod, tofu samosa and bbq corn. The miso glazed back cod made soon take over the fried rice as my favourite dish. It is very moist, tender, and flavourful. They used to have a beef tenderloin that came on a sizzling plate that the server would poor a garlic soy sauce over and it was very tasty, but unfortantely they no longer offer it. The octopus karrage, ebi mayo, and tomato with cheese are good as well.

The lamb chops used to be really good, but during my last few visits they weren't as juicy. We even had to send them back once as they were overcooked. The kitchen staff has changed slightly so the quality isn't as great as it once was, but I still enjoy the food.

Out of the many dishes I've tried (I haven't listed them all) the only one I would not recommend is the duck breast as it was quite dull. I'm indifferent about the chicken skin. I ordered the chicken skin thinking "I like chicken skin when I eat chicken". However, eating only skin without any chicken meat is very different from eating just skin on a stick.

The only negative thing I have to say about Nan Chuu is that your bill can really add up as you order lots of little dishes. For two people the bill is usually over $50 before tip just for food; we don't drink alcohol.

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Boston Steakhouse8171 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Worst steak ever
Submitted Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 3:20am [Dine in]

Boston Steakhouse is a Hong Kong style cafe. The steaks are kind of expensive for a Chinese restaurant as Chinese restaurants aren't exactly known for using high quality meats.

I ordered the Sterling Silver rib eye steak, which was $19.95. With the dinner you get a bun, soup, your meat, carbs, vegetables, choice of sauce, and a drink. If you want a cold drink it's an extra $1.

Normally I only like to eat steak at Morton's as I don’t eat steak often so when I do I want a good one. The reason I tried a steak here was because I had a rib eye at i-cafe, also a HK style cafe, recently and it was surprisingly tasty. I usually order my steak medium-rare, but thinking the meat wouldn't be too great I ordered my steak medium.

My steak was cooked rare, but that was ok. However, what wasn't ok was that my steak was by far the worst steak I have ever had; maybe even the worst piece of meat I've ever had. It tasted like cardboard and if it wasn't for the peppercorn sauce, I wouldn't have been able to eat the half of the steak I managed to swallow. Even with the sauce I could taste the blandness with each bite into the meat. I didn't even know steak could taste this bad. I know sometimes people describe food as cardboard, but I honestly and genuinely feel like the steak tasted like cardboard.

I always cut the fat off the sides of my steak and I'll sometimes chomp on it a bit for the flavour, but I won't swallow it. I decided to try this with the fat from my steak and even the fat was bad. How can steak fat taste bad??? It just doesn’t seem possible.

I had orange pop but I don't think it was real orange pop. It tasted like OJ and carbonated water with black pepper. Yes, I mean pepper as in pepper from a pepper mill. There were pepper flakes in my drink!

I think everyone who orders set dinners is supposed to receive a little ice cream treat at the end, but we didn't get ours. Perhaps it's because we don't speak Chinese.

Cash only.

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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House3163 Main Street, Vancouver
Chinese food just the way I like it
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:56am [Dine in]

I went to Kwong Chow last Tuesday as I was craving some greasy Chinese food. Sometimes I just like to eat cheap greasy Chinese food and Kwong Chow's is the place to go if that's what you're craving. The place was full less one table for us and a full restaurant is usually a good sign.

There are two menus and both are very extensive. One menu is congee, noodles, and rice and the other menu is everything else. Most of the entrees come in two sizes so you can order lots of little dishes if you want.

We had a crispy squab, pan fried sea bass fillets, shrimp dumpling and noodle soup, gai lan with oyster sauce, and spare ribs in black bean sauce on chow mein. I wanted to order so much more so it took us awhile to narrow down our selections.

The squab was very tasty as squab tends to be. I particularly like the salt squab comes with. The fish was a little too salty (maybe because of the salt from the squab) and one generally expects Chinese food to be salty so the fish was particularly salty. Everything else was great. We only had some chow mein as left overs probably because we ordered small dishes. I'm looking forward to my next visit as there are so many dishes to try. Lots of tables had hot pot dishes so I'll be sure to try one of those.

The restaurant was a bit dirty, but that's to be expected at this kind of restaurant. The service was pretty standard for this kind of Chinese restaurant.

I like that the restaurant is open late (until 2 am) as few restaurants in Vancouver are open late.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Not for me
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 4:43am [Dine in]

I looked at some reviews beforehand and had high expectations. Perhaps one problem with reading reviews is that you do have expectations and sometimes it's just best to try something with an open mind.

I went to Chambar for a birthday dinner so I got to try a few dishes. I don't drink alcohol so I cannot offer any insight on the many Belgian beers that are offered. I started with the maple glazed scallops. The plate had a diameter of about 12" and three small scallops were plated in the centre. I understand this plating technique, but my appetizer was almost a mockery of this plating style. It looked rather ridiculous. Anyways, I didn't taste any maple but the scallops were tasty nonetheless because of the salad-like mixture they sat upon.

I also tried the venison carpaccio, octopus ceviche, and lamb. I'm not too fond of venison so I don't have anything to say about the venison. The octopus was sliced very thinly and somewhat, which made it difficult to eat as it stuck to the plate. The extreme thinness resulted in very little flavor. The lamb came with lamb tenderloin, lamb sausage, and some salad. The sausage was tasty as sausage usually is, but the tenderloin was dry and tough. It didn't have a good lamb flavor either. Perhaps I'm just used to lamb chops.

For the entrees everyone except me had mussels. I don't like mussels so I had the artic char. I really did not like the fish. It was so bland. A nice glaze of anything would have helped. The risotto was dry and I found that odd as I usually like my food drier than most so for me to say a risotto was dry means it was really dry. Overall, my entree was boring.

I did try a mussel and the broth was good, but the mussel itself didn't pick up too much of the broth flavour. The Beglian fries were delicious. I love fries as these fries were nice and salty just the way I like them.

I probably wouldn't go again, but if you like mussels you should at least try Chambar.

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Jang Mo Jib8320 Alexandra Street, Richmond
Delicious
Submitted Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 3:05am [Dine in]

I visit Jang Mo Jib regularly and the food is always good. I used to go to the Robson location as it's closer to me, but the Richmond location is nicer especially if you are seated in the southern half of the restaurant.

I always get the seafood pancake. It's oily, but damn tasty. I love how the fried bits of fake crab on the top taste. Another highly recommended dish is the short ribs, particulary the first item listed under the meat section. The short ribs are not the little kinds you usually get, but are large bone-on pieces. They are incredibly flavourful. I don't think the Robson location has this dish as the Richmond location grills it on a bbq outside, but the Robson location doesn't have bbqs. I've tried the other meat dishes, but this one is by far the best.

I don't get this dish often as it's gigantic, but the pork bone soup hot pot is very tasty. You can pick your spice level and it comes with gigantic pork bones with very tender meat on the bones. The small soups, which are the first section on the menu, are good too. The side dishes are nice too; I particularly like the bean sprouts and potatoes. Usually they automatically bring them out, but I think sometimes they intentionally don't bring them out unless you ask for them. In any case, the side dishes are included and you shouldn't have to pay for them.

Definitely try to get a table in the southern half as it's more spacious and comfortable. The other half is dense with low halogen lighting that always makes me feel greasy.

It gets really busy on the weekend and the service stinks. There are lots of servers, but they don't execute tasks in an orderly fashion.

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Azia990 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Bad food, nice decor
Submitted Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

I had high hopes for Azia as the menu reminded me of Springroll in Toronto: variety of Asian dishes at decent prices. Unlike Springroll, the food at Azia was BAD! Everything was just off. The dipping sauce for the roti was so wrong and even the bread wasn't very good. For our entrees we had sambal prawns and nasi goreng. The sambal prawns didn't taste like sambal at all. They prawns tasted old or freezer burnt or something not right. They didn't have the nice bounce you look for in a good prawn. The nasi goreng wasn't very warm and the flavour was kind of blah. It's supposed to have a medley of ingredients mixed with the rice, but it was mostly just rice with a big fried egg on top.

The decor was very nice and contemporary and the service was good, but who cares if the asthetics are nice when the food stinks!

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Arroy-d Thai3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Delicious, authentic food
Submitted Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

After reading good reviews about Arroy-d Thai and I decided to try the restaurant. When you first walk in you are greeted by a lovely garden feature. I was pleasantly surprised by the decor; it's by far the nicest I've seen of any Thai restaurant. The restaurant is large and has two sections: one with regular tables and a centre section where you take your shoes off and sit on cushions.

The appetizer selection is limited and we had the deep fried tofu. The tofu was good. It was very crispy on the outside with lots of tofu goodness on the inside. We had Pad Thai, yellow curry with prawns, and chicken marinated in Thai spices wrapped in banana leaves.

The Pad Thai was pretty good; nice flavour with good size prawns instead of the small shrimp you usually get with Pad Thai. I loved the yellow curry. It was very flavourful and had a nice spice to it. I love how curried potatoes taste and at some places it seems like they just added the potato, but here you could tell the potato simmered in the curry for awhile and soaked up the flavour. Unlike other places, the curry wasn't full on onions as a filler. The only negative thing I have to say about the curry is that it was too thick. I thought the chicken was just okay, but my boyfriend really liked it as he likes the sauce you usually get with this dish. The chicken had an overpowering lemongrass flavour and it kind of bothered me. Overall, the food felt very authentic.
The service was really good. The waiter was really attentive and very polite. All the plates and serving dishes matched, which I really liked. They were a jade colour and some pieces had ornate images molded in. The curry and rice were served in bowls with lids with a slot for the spoon and everything was placed on a pedestal-like plate. The deep friend tofu came on a pedestal with a small flower-shaped bowl in the centre with the dipping sauce. I thought the matching plates and serving dishes were a really nice touch.

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Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse750 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Best steak in Vancouver
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:21am [Dine in]

I won't say Morton's offers the best steaks ever, but they offer the best I've had in Vancouver. I used to go to Gotham's for steak but after Morton's I have not looked back. The steaks are massive so two people can easily share one steak.

The crab cakes are awesome. Very, very little filler and instead there are huge lumps of crab loosely held together. I don't know if all locations have such great crab cakes as I tried the crab cakes in Toronto and they were dry and much smaller. The colossal shrimp alexander is great oo. The shrimp really are colossal!

The striploin is great, but I've tried the rib eye too which is also good. Lots of people order the filet and I don't know why. I don't like the filet. It has very little fat and the flavour is so blah. I know lots of people order it because it's been glamorized, but if you're gonna go to a nice steak house at least get a decent cut of steak.

Lastly, do not leave Morton's before trying the warm chocolate cake! It is to die for. They serve it with a huge scoop of creamy Hagen Daaz (I usually don't like Hagen Daaz, but there's tastes better or something) and it taste so good when you mix the warm chocolate cake with ice cream.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
It's not really a satay bar
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:14am [Dine in]

We were so enticed by the satay and appetizers offerings that we ignored the entrees and ordered lots of satays, multiple appetizers, and the lobster mashed potato side dish. The satays aren't really satays in the true meaning. Most items come on skewers, but one came in the spoon you get at Chinese restaurants. The prawn, scallop, and crab satays were the best with the prawns taking best in show. the kobe meatballs didn't taste kobe and the candied salmon was not candied! We had some other satays, but they were boring.

On to appetizers. I HIGHLY recommend the fries with lobster curry. The fries are exactly the way I like fries; tastes home made. There some decent pieces of lobster and curry with fries is quite tasty. The crab cakes were BAD! Really dry and really boring; something I'd except at a lame franchise restaurant. The lobster mash was just okay. The potato part was boring so we just picked out the lobster pieces and there were quite a few big chucks of lobster.

I'd go again because I really enjoyed the prawn satay and fries with lobster curry. Maybe I'll even try an entree. Oh, just because you don't get an entree doesn't your bill will be any less!

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
I loved the scallops
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2007 - 6:08am [Dine in]

I've only been once and would like to go again, but I have yet to see a menu offering that appeals to me. We had the appetizer sampler and it was all good! I even really liked the bread and usually bread isn't something to talk about. For my entree I had scallops with a broccoli puree. The puree was gross and unsightly, but scallops were damn delciious! They were gigantic and juicy.

I wore a jean jacket and I don't think the host approved, but I don't care. It happend to be a $300 jean jacket so who is he to judge! Anyways, the only problem is the parking situation: there is no parking so you'll probably end up using the valet.

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