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BonkaVancouverNoshing here, noshing there.Since July 23, 2007Favourite List (36)Try List (2)464 Reviews
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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
Great HK cafe
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 7:36am [Dine in]

This place is one of the better HK style cafes around town. It's always busy. They have a large menu to order from including the familar 2-3 meat combo meals with soup and drink.

I like to order the Singapore Fried Rice usually. Lots of flavour, good balance of ingredients and a heaping mound to boot. The Salted Fish and Chicken Fried Rice was borderline bad the last time I had it. Probably an isolated incident as it looked like it was rushed (many rice clumps and salted fish not evenly mixed). The Curry Brisket also tasty but piping hot out of the gate. Milk tea is something I rarely get but it's pretty good here too.

Servers are quick and fairly easy to deal with. It's high turnover food but I never feel rushed to leave. Mostly booths so it's comfortable and you're not bumping elbows.

I haven't come here enough to try many of the other dishes but from looking around the other tables I'll definitely want to. I think they're open late too. Great cheap eats.

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.1876 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Excellent thin crust pizza with fresh ingredients
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 7:24am [Dine in]

They recently adjusted the sizes of their pizzas to make them more affordable but that's about everything that has changed about them.

Their flatbread style pizzas remain the best in the city. Fresh ingredients make all the difference. It's still more expensive than your typical pizza but their quality is reflected in their prices. There are now 10" and 13" sizes and the same great choices. My favourites include the Bradner Farm, Fire Roasted Vegetable, Country Harvest and The Classic all handmade and baked in clay ovens.

They also have various appetizers, salads, pastas and desserts.

It's a great location and family friendly. Great place to enjoy outside their patio or stay inside and close to wear the it all happens.

Servers are upbeat and friendly and the place itself has it's character.

Great option to try if you're looking for something different next time you're craving pizza.

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Belgian Fries1885 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Good fries big portions
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 7:09am [Dine in]

Fries are one of my favourite comfort foods so I had to try this place when I heard of it. After many tries I'm not sure if this place has the best fries (as proclaimed), or if I have a favourite at all.

I like to stick to basics so I almost always order the plain old in the cone to go. There also have burgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, poutines and a few interesting dessert options including deep fried Mars bar and deep fried ice cream.

My most recent trip was with my girlfriend we were in the area and I thought she should give it a try. They're portions are quite generous so we shared a regular sized poutine (bacon and mushrooms) and a couple of drinks. Our dipping companion behooves me (I think it was garlic mayo). They have a large selection to choose from all made in house.

Personally I found that their fries are best served plain with no frills. I'm not fond of poutines since I dislike soggy fries but I put my preference aside. Their regular size is huge with a large mound of bacon and mushrooms doused in gravy and curds. I found the poutine a tad too salty. It needed more cheese curds and I wished the bacon was crisp although they did not skimp on it. I also noticed their fries are sized differently compared to the plain orders (perhaps cut shorter to fit into the paper tray and it seemed to have a lot of short end pieces). They piled it all on which was a little messy to eat. I know my friends would love it but already with a bias I will stick to my plain old fries thank you.

It's mostly self-serve you take your order and wait and you get your own plastic flatware. There are 6-8 tables and stool/counter space to eat - a little nicer than a hole in the wall. Nothing I would soak up too much of except maybe the various photos with captions talking about the origins of Belgian Fries.

It's a place to try it out at least once to see if you like it. Their deep fried sweets are interesting enough to warrant a visit. I'd stick to their plain "Belgian" fries for best results.

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Montri's3629 West Broadway, Vancouver
Delicious little Thai place
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:45am [Dine in]

This place is a hidden gem for Thai, lost in the mix with more popular namesakes like Thai House and Tropika. I just wished I came here more often.

This place is inconspicuously hidden on West Broadway all the way west just steps to Alma. It's small, dimly lit with their vinyl table cloths, interesing paintings and local music in the air.

All the dishes I've had are packed with flavour and must be savoured to be appreciated. You can really tell the difference with their dishes compared to other Thai places. Excellent choices include their own Gai-Yang (chicken marinated with coconut milk and spices, grilled and served with a special house sauce), Pad-Ped (chicken or pork with bamboo shoots and various vegetables in a chili sauce), Moo Prig-King (Sauteed pork with red curry, green beans and ginger), Gra-paow Nua (sliced beef with basil leaves, chili peppers and carrots/onions), Mus-a-Mun (Muslim-style curry with potatoes) and they're special house creations; I especially like the Aroy-D.

You can choose a variety of meats/seafood for many of their dishes as well as spiciness (a mouth-watering paragraph found at the beginning of the menu).

Servers are friendly and always seem to be eyeing tables in need of their attention.

Really, this is the place for great Thai food.

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Thai House Royale Restaurant4600 Kingsway, #115, Burnaby
Decent Thai digs
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:27am [Dine in]

I tend to come here with a group of 4 and it always seems so ordinary.

Their dishes aren't bad but they seem to lack that kick that wows you when you take a bite. I've noticed some inconsistencies with their dishes as well.

The order generally ends up being Satays, Pineapple Fried Rice, Pad Thai, Green and/or Yellow Curry, Tilapia and Tom Yum Gai. The Satays always come out different. Either juicy or cardboard dry. Their dishes with chicken almost always come overcooked so it's tough and rubbery. The Curry dishes are quite aromatic but they seem to be stingy on the meats and vegetables and invariably ends up becoming a soup on your plate. The Pineapple Fried Rice and Pad Thai seems to be consistently made and tend to fill you up easily.

Service is good but the servers approach you without smile and come and go with haste, so if you don't mind that cold front they do everything they're suppose to do.

I can see what this place stays busy it's probably the first Thai place that comes to mind (for some reason the similar Tropika jumps out as Malaysian). It's decent but I've had much better.

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Matsuyama8500 Alexandra Road, #110, Richmond
Good late night sushi
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 6:10am [Dine in]

My regular sushi restaurant mostly for its convenient times and decent quality sashimi and rolls. They're open until 12am most days and 1am Fridays and Saturdays.

Pretty typical menu with bento boxes, appetizers, sashimi, tempura, rolls, noodles, special combos and party platters for large groups. Prices have rose recently too.

Still good value for decent sashimi and bento boxes. The Gyozas and Specialty Combos are plain and rather bland overall so I would avoid those and get them at the Vietnamese Pho places.

Service is generally good although the servers are sometimes a little impatient though the place is usually busy. One of the FEW places in Richmond where I would venture to ona regular basis. I hear Ichiro is good but I think that place is in a different price bracket.

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Chili Pepper House3003 Kingsway, #1, Vancouver
Fill up on tasty desi dishes
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 5:53am [Dine in]

I try to limit myself from coming here too often since I come out packed to the brim everytime.

Located on the corner of Kingsway and Rupert with a conspicuous yellow awning this place serves up desi style chinese cuisine with many delicious choices.

For a smaller restaurant they have quite a menu. I've barely managed to put a dent on trying different dishes each time but favourites include the Sweet & Spicy Garlic Prawns, Manchurian Lamb, Mongolian Style Beef and Haaji Chicken. These dishes are flavourful, have a decent amount of zing and best served hot (I've had take out many times and it's not as good). There's a "Chef's Recommended" section with a plethora of others including appetizers, soups, vegetarian, noodles/rice and even desserts (they make a note that they do not serve any pork). I was disappointed with their Chow Meins, however. The noodles are limp and a little different tasting compared to the ones familar in chinese establishments. Their green beans are a little overcooked and a bit on the oily side. Personally I would avoid ordering their noodle and rice dishes (their vermicelli dishes are fine, however). Most of their dishes pack a little punch so be sure you can handle it otherwise have a drink ready.

Service is quick and the servers are friendly and polite. The place isn't much to look at but it's clean and the room is filled with spicy aromatics. Eat in if you can.

Fantastic little place to fill up on spicy (south) asian dishes.

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Cactus Club Cafe575 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good service with consistent but uninspring food
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 5:31am [Dine in]

I've come to this location regularly over the years and it remains to be one of the restaurants where the service is consistently good.

Now that Rob Feenie has joined the helm he has his own signature dishes in the menu, which I've taken the liberty to try since it's been introduced.

Their menu is fairly diverse in selection and since Feenie's inception it seems as if they're trying to cater to a more upscale casual diner.

Their sliders are a tasty appetizer item for those wanting to satisfy their burger cravings, whether you want to share them or not. Their Tuna Poke is a refreshing fusion of ahi tuna, shrimp, tropical fruit, nuts and creamy avocado. We then settle into the basics for a chain: pasta, steaks, chicken/ribs, a few fish dishes and a handful of tex-mex items.

I've had a few of the Feenie signatures including the Calamari Sandwich, Butternut Squash Ravioli, The "Burger", Spinach Salad and the BBQ Duck Club. None of the dishes stood out; typical dishes with unusual twists sums it up. The BBQ Duck Club jazzes up a classic with bbq duck and prosciutto nestled between 2 pieces of nut fruit bread. Sweet and savoury although not a particular favourite of mine. The "Burger" puts all your favourites into a bun: juicy beef patty, sauteed mushrooms, aged cheddar and cured bacon. I would've liked it if they used a nice sourdough instead of a hamburger bun for their Curry Calamari Sandwich and it was a bit heavy on the mayo.

Service is excellent the odd time but always consistently good and better. Servers are amicable and professional. Ambience and decor is casual and welcoming for a good time.

One of the better chains out there in terms of variety of menu choices and consistently good service and atmosphere. Always worth a visit here and there.

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White Spot5367 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Pass on this location
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 7:20am [Dine in]

We tried this location on a recent Sunday evening. What a mistake.

I've noticed over the years that White Spot has become very spotty with their food between and at the same locations.

It was busy and had the usual amount of older folk. No problem. We were seated quickly but shortly after sitting down, we noticed it was incredibly muggy inside (was the A/C was out of commission?) Gripes. We were hungry and it was tolerable at the moment so we decided to deal with it.

Our server came and took our orders. She the Monty Burger with Yam Fries me the BC Burger with Caesar salads to start. We ordered a couple of cold drinks to get us through. Our salads came and to my dismay mine was swimming in water after I sifted through the lettuce (I had also noticed that the both of us had our Caesars served in different outfit). With the sweat coming down my forehead I passed on complaining and just drained the excess liquid into my bowl and ate what I could.

Our burgers came and already it looked unappealing. White Spot seems to be cutting down on the thickness of their patties (no more than 1cm thick) and smothered it with Triple-O sauce. No wonder their burgers are juicy, all I tasted was sauce. I ate what I could of the mayo burger and had the server clear it. My girlfriend's burger was better although her yam fries were overdone and not crispy.

We sweated a bit more before I walked up to the front to pay. The best part of this meal was stepping outside. What a breath of fresh air!

In all honestly I'm not sure how many more times I'd be willing to go to White Spot altogether for anything besides breakfast.

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Chill Winston3 Alexander St., Vancouver
Great place to chill
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 6:53am [Dine in]

I've come here a few times before (always during the dinner hour) and have likened each experience.

It's decorated like a lounge with large (and comfortable) low chairs. The washroom was an interesting layout and a bit unusual for its atmosphere. Toilets are cubicle sized and the sink is shared when you exit the stall.

The hostess and servers quickly seat you and run through some specials. They are friendly and pleasant to mingle with.

Dinner menu is kept simple but a little on the lean side. The theme of their menu seems a little misguided with pizza on it. Anyways my most recent trip with the girlfriend consisted of the Beef Tenderloin, Alaskan Scallops, Golden Beet Carpaccio, Tuna Tartar and Butter Poached Pancetta Potatoes accompanied with a couple of cocktails.

The tenderloin was delicious andthe balsamic reduction and bone marrow on top worked extremely well for flavour. The carpaccio was refreshing although unfortunate that it was the last dish that came. The tartar was an excellent appetizer with dungeness crab and a miso vinaigrette with an avocado spread. The scallops were seared perfectly and I especially like the butter poached potatoes with pancetta. It was so savoury and the best potatoes I've had.

The service is solid although I didn't quite like how they arranged our order when it came out. It's a small quibble but otherwise a great place to take it easy. The patio is inviting although always full. The menu doesn't blow you away but the dishes are prepared impeccably well. I will return to try out their brunch/lunch menus.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
Not worth the wait for dim sum
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 6:18am [Dine in]

I've come here a couple of times (at the suggestion of friends) and the last time I came was probably the last time.

Parking is shared and scarce so you'll likely be parking down the block at least. There was a lineup each time and the wait was 1hr plus each time. Either there was such a thing as cheap and great or because it was dirt cheap. It was the latter.

Tables are set up against each other and if you're not careful you can be part of a conversation you never knew you were in with the table next to you.

All the usuals come out in carts. It's served hot but not much else to rave about. Cheap dim sum means extra MSG and sure enough, the Har Gows, Sui Mais, Tripe, everything ordered was full of it. I don't mind since I expect it with the price but the fried dishes were incredibly salty, most notably the fried squid. I have a pretty high tolerance to salt but even that was beyond my palette. Overall the quality is a tad better than the $2 per dish places (ie: The Roc down the street).

The service here is the epitome of why chinese restaurants are known for subpar service. Everything is hurried and if you can get a server to your table you might be snarled at a little. I didn't experience any of this but a few tables around me were unlucky enough to deal some attitude.

I don't mind cheap dim sum the odd time and I can deal with the service but I'm not waiting over an hour for it. There are plenty of replicas around there without the wait time.

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Kingford Seafood Restaurant5890 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
My favourite dim sum restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 5:55am [Dine in]

I've come here a couple of dozen times for dim sum only and it is always good.

Located upstairs it has multi level shared parking which is very convenient. It's a large space with plenty of room between tables. There's a few LCD TVs around for the usual dim sum people who spend their mornings there it's clean through and through (even the washrooms!) It's usually busy during the dim sum hours and only once did I have to wait for a table. There are plenty of servers around and they are uncharacteristically attentive.

You order off a large menu list. There are all the usual menu items with a few interesting ones nestled in. It's always hot and has been consistently good or better every time. I do agree with the previous reviewer that the special little garnishes they did to some of their dishes are now gone which were noticeable but nothing more than that. Prices have gone up but what hasn't? The items themselves remain mostly the same in size and quality.

What I like mostly about their dim sum is that all the right dishes are made in bite size variety (the Deep Fried Pork Dumplings, Curry-Taro Dumplings, Spring Rolls, etc). Nothing worse than having a mouthful of deep fried dough and a morsel of minced pork. The dishes are generally a smidge smaller than other dim sum places however.

This is probably my regular dim sum place and will likely continue to do so all else being equal.

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Fortune House Seafood Restaurant4700 Kingsway, #2199A, Burnaby
Great dim sum at the mall
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 5:31am [Dine in]

I've been here many times over the years (dim sum exclusively) and was never a place I ended up going to consistently for whatever reason.

I recently went again because my girlfriend was craving some Deep Fried Taro Pork Dumplings and we've been disappointed the few times we've been able to stumble upon them.

It was a packed house at 11am and we waited for about 20-25 minutes. I'd imagine a lot of regulars since many others after us walked in. 1 or 2 people diners will likely be seated in smallish, portable tables if it's busy.

We ordered the usual menu items: Shrimp Dumplings, Beef Rice Roll, Deep Fried Taro Pork Dumplings, Spring Rolls and Beef Balls off the order sheet. This is the best way to get hot off the stove items versus the traditional carts.

All our dishes came quickly and piping hot. The shrimps were large and the fried taro dumplings were a nice combination of taro and pork with a fairly light exterior and most importantly, scalding hot. These lose all their appeal once they start becoming warm. I didn't really like the spring rolls as they used bean sprouts as they tend to soak up oil

No complaints about the service considering the volume of people and the amount of servers out we were waited on quickly and it didn't take long for someone to refill our teapot.

Tasty dishes that're hot and typically priced for this quality. I would recommend either coming very early or make reservations so you don't have to wait as long.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Great location, great food, great fun
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 5:02am [Dine in]

What a great location. The decor is clean and the high ceilings encapsulate you with the surrounding buzz.

I always enjoy the food here. It's consistent, colourful and nicely presented. There's really nothing that leaps out on the menu but there are a lot of menu favourites. It's hard to only pick a few when you're dining for 1, 2, 3 people. There's the Spicy Calamari Tofu, Tiger Mayo, Salmon Sashimi, Cajun Tuna Tacos, the list goes on. The drink selection is large as well. I especially like the Lychee Slush.

I must admit some of their dishes are overpriced and the dishes themselves seem a little pretentious on the plate considering there's nothing that's particularly unique about them.

The service is adequate although at times it's hard to flag down a server. There are always servers passing by our table but sometimes I feel invisible. I've also noticed some of the servers standing around or socialize with other servers or the bartender up front. Also there usually isn't anyone to greet you and bring you to your table. You may end up waiting for a while but I've been lucky and have only waited at most a couple of minutes to be seated. I hear the Manager there is trying to resolve this with his staff so hopefully the improvement in the service will improve.

I've come here at least a dozen times and recommend it to everyone. It's too good a location to offer mediocre service so if they can get that resolved this is a great place to enjoy with others.

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Martini's Restaurant151 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good late night spot
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 4:25am [Dine in]

This is another place I frequent. I like the fact that its open late and the menu is varied. The food is consistent and the servers are friendly (in particular one server especially that I've had many times). The place is dimly lit with brick exposed walls and always a busy atmosphere.

I've had many items on the menu including their pizzas, souvlaki, burgers, pastas and various other appetizers and entrees. Nothing stands out above the rest but the portions are large and consistently made. A few of their dishes are very heavy on the garlic. Try their Homous and you'll find out. I particularly like their Martini Burger. Vancouver can't seem to make a good burger consistently but they comes the closest on both accounts. The burger patty is juicy and beefy - no fillers. Their Garlic Caesar House Dressing is fantastic. Heavy on the garlic but nowhere near the sharpness of the Homous. Didn't really care for the diced pineapple in their house salad, however.

Servers are friendly and prompt although kitchen speed is generally slow. Expect to wait some for your food.

A good place for late night dining or a deviation from the chain places where you can still please various appetites.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Dingy place with great congee
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 3:52am [Dine in]

I frequent this place on a regular basis either alone for lunch or with a few friends for a late meal. It's feel good comfort food with good ingredients.

The place is dirty and the washrooms are disgusting. They usually have a cart on the floor for dirty dishes which would not be too welcoming for anyone sitting next to it.

The usual order consists of Preserved Egg & Pork Congee or the Chicken & Mushroom Congee, House Special Chow Mein or the Salted Fish & Chicken Fried Rice. Other times it's the Wonton Noodle, Hot & Sour Soup or a plate of Sea Salt & Chili Tofu to go with the congee.

The food is consistent, hot and easy on the wallet. The congee is the best in town. They don't skimp on the ingredients. You get big chunks of meat, fresh vegetables and good sized portions.

They've had the same set of waiters/waitresses for a while now and they're all generally good and what you'd expect from a chinese place, with the odd forgotten item.

Don't mind the surroundings, you're here for the food. Be careful though if you're coming in from the back entrance, it's always slippery.

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Honolulu Cafe3340 Kingsway, #240, Vancouver
Cheap eats
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 3:34am [Dine in]

I came here a couple of weeks ago to meet with a colleague for lunch. Sometimes cheap greasy food really hits the spot.

It was busy as usual and being the first time I came to this location, it was cleaner than the Main St. location.

I ordered the combo special with the choice of 2 meats and soup. I got the Chicken Chop and Sirloin Steak. It came with their soup (2 choices), a bowl of rice, vegetables, a wedge of garlic bread and french fries on a sizzling plate. My colleague got the Shrimp Fried Rice.

My soup arrived first. I got the tomato base and it was terrible. It came in a small shallow bowl with a few chunks of vegetables. The soup reminded me of watered down ketchup. I'm glad I didn't get anymore because I stopped after a few spoonfuls.

My sizzling plate came. I was surprised to find a mound of fries underneath the 2 chops. The Chicken Chop was alright. A little greasy and had a uneven coat of batter but otherwise fine. The Steak was typical HK cafe style: immersed in some sort of meat tenderizer. I like beef steaks but on ocassion I order it at places like this to remind me to not get it next time. The fries were hot but not particularly crisp. The few pieces of steamed vegetable and the token wedge of bread with garlic butter spread rounded up the meal. My coke came with crushed ice but everything below the ice was warm soda. That was an unpleasant finish.

It remains cheap and plentiful eats but nothing I would eat on a regular basis.

Service was usual at places like this. They do top up your tea and pack your leftovers but otherwise you take your seat, order, eat, pay and leave.

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
Unique dishes and very very busy
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 3:01am [Dine in]

We came here for a small (5 person) birthday dinner recently. Always wanted to try it so we gave it a shot since I heard good things. It was a Saturday night and the place was packed with a lineup up front. Glad we had reservations.

We were seated near the back by the kitchen/washrooms. The ambience is different. Clean (but dim) lighting worked well together with the crowd and I really liked the greenery that was centered up front. We were immediately served steaming hot hand towels moments after we sat down. Very nice touch! Our server for the night was very busy but he was friendly and very helpful while we were deciding on what Sakes and drinks to choose from. Unfortunately as the night wore on and other tables demanded his attention he was hard to reach. A few times when we tried called him over the noise completely drowned out our voices. Busy!

I honestly can't remember all of the dishes we ordered (we ordered at least 60% of the menu). The handwritten menu with the specials on it were incredibly hard to read with the way the author tried to cram everything into one page.

A few standout dishes that I remember. The salted raw octopus with wasabi was very interesting. It was chewy in texture and slimy. The hit of wasabi was a little too strong for my liking and the tiny-sized pieces were hard to pick up. Oddly enough I kept going for it throughout the night. The Kobe steak was delicious. I've had it a few times only and it has been the same time - succulent. It was just a small piece (a few ounces) cut into 15-18 bite size pieces. The ox tongue and pork cheek was tender and something different. The Salmon Sashimi was sliced thinly and nicely garnished. Really all the dishes were good. Plate presentation was creative and pleasant to look at.

There were the typical menu items scattered throughout (Ebi Mayo, Chicken Karaage, House Rolls) which allow you to get your favourites and be a little daring as well with the other dishes.

The common theme here was that the dishes were small compared to other Izakayas. More suited for 2-3 person dining although I'm not complaining too much; it allows you to try as much as you can on the menu. Prices were par with similar establishments.

The place is small so be prepared to bump elbows. Come here if you want to have a great time and great food.

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Saltlik1032 Alberni St, Vancouver
Great steaks, inconsistent service
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 2:27am [Dine in]

I've come here over a handful of times between lunch and dinner, for casual birthday parties to business lunches. The last time I was here was for a birthday party. We had reservations for 10 upstairs. The earliest group (us) was still 15 minutes tardy but we called to give them a heads up and they were completely accommodating (given that it was Saturday night). We were greeted when we entered and were brought to our table.

The Baja Shrimp, Big Eye Tuna Tartar and Calamari are favourites of ours. The Calamari are sliced pieces (not tubular), lightly battered with sea salt and wok fried. Cooked perfectly. It seems a bit fusion as it resembles a similar dish you'd get at a chinese restaurant. The olive? bread is also quite tasty and most certainly baked in house.

I've only ordered either the Blue Cheese New York or the Ribeye. Both always juicy, tender and generously seasoned. I typically compliment with a different side, the most recent time with the lyonnaise potatoes which were ordinary (glorified scalloped potatoes).

Our server seemed to disappear for short stretches (we had 3 different servers at our table during the night) and not particularly happy to be there. It wasn't busy for a Saturday night either (there was one larger party across from us upstairs). Similar experience many other times I've come and I've dealt with different servers each time.

I'll likely continue to come here irregardless of the spotty service because the steaks here are excellent (especially for the price). The service isn't terrible but they need to address this. This place has taken over as my regular steak haven (The Keg has superior service but the food is inconsistent).

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Kerkis Greek Taverna3605 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Excellent roast lamb
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 1:59am [Dine in]

Came here a few weeks ago. The girlfriend and I have been looking for a few more Greek places that serve Tarama (fish roe spread) that was as good as Ouzeri's (before they closed down).

We sat on the patio outside with the nice weather. Service was friendly and prompt although it was fairly quiet. We started off with the Homous and Taramosalata. The pita bread was toasted which I liked and the Homous was good (like almost every other Greek place I've had it) and the Tarama was light and creamy (I still like Ouzeri's better).

Both of us ordered the Roast Lamb (Arni Psito). Our Greek Salads came first before the mains came. The entrees were very big and both of us had to doggy bag half the plate. The Roast Lamb was 'fall off the bone' tender and flavourful. One of the best I've had. Had it came with the top seared crispy I would be inclined to trophy this.

I'll be coming here again in the future to try some of the other dishes. It's located a little ways outside the core but if you're getting the roast lamb I suggest you park a few blocks away if you're planning to finish the plate to walk it off.

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