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bittergourmetvancouverSince February 27, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2.2)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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Tatlows Broiler Bar2741 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Absolutely Terrible
Submitted Friday, March 6, 2009 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

I had heard mixed reviews about this place so I wasn't exactly placing the bar very high to begin with. However, I was certainly surprised by just how bad the experience truly was. Arriving there shortly after 6, there were four of us, the immediate thing we all noticed was the lack of customers. But we thought this would make for speedier service - we were proven wrong. As we were directed to have seat, we chose to sit by the fireplace as it seemed to be quite cold inside. It took 15 minutes to get our first round of drinks - again the place had maybe 6 other patrons - unacceptable.

To avoid another long delay in awaiting for drinks I decided to go to the bar directly. I approached the bartender and asked for 4 shooters of the espresso vodka - chilled and shaken. Now anyone who has ever chilled a shot knows that if you put one ounce of liquid in a shaker with ice, you're going to need to serve it in a two ounce glass because of the melted ice water. So I am watching the bartender pour 4 ounces of vodka into the shaker - this process is also taking quite a bit longer as the bartender seemed to be engaged in a conversation with one of their friends who was sitting alone at the bar. After pouring the shots into the shaker and shaking it, the bartender then places 4 one ounce shot glasses out and proceeds to pour out the shots. The 'friend' sitting at the bar asked what kind of shooter that was. The bartender then to my absolute disgust as i know there is alot of mix left in the shaker, pulls out another one ounce shot glass, fills it, and gives to the man - all right before my eyes. Well that's just great I'm thinking. I just bought some total joker nobody a shot because the bartender thought that was acceptable behaviour. Needless to say after that display of service, we did not even give Tatlows the chance with dinner.

We left in disgust and never to return - Tatlows was a horrible experience

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Cactus Club Cafe4653 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good ole Cactus
Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

Been a regular of this establishment for quite sometime and have always had great experiences there. They have consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty. The entrees and appies have always been served promptly. They have a great selection of cocktails from martinis to a simple shot to wet the appetite. Great job everyone!

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Masago Sushi5405 West Boulevard, Vancouver
its sushi
Submitted Friday, February 27, 2009 - 8:35am [Dine in]

A typical sushi restaurant with tradition decor. The food quality was good but nothing spectacular - the only thing that really bothered me - mainly because it is a pet peeve, is when servers do not take the order correctly. Personally, I am not a fan of wasabi, and prefer none to be anywhere near my sushi. So expectedly, I ordered the entree sans wasabi. Well much to my dismay it did arrive with wasabi. To be further descriptive it was applied within the roll itself. Now I understand that some restaurant will do this practice, and that is why I specifically asked for no wasabi. The review would be higher otherwise

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