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campbecwVictoriaSince September 30, 20082 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Little Thai Place1839 Cook Street, Victoria
Impressed
Submitted Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 9:18pm [Dine in]

Going out for dinner with your Grandmother is never an easy experience because things were never as good as they used to be, service isn't a quick as it used to be and prices are way too high now-a-day. So, when my Grandmother invited me out for dinner and we went hunting for a place it was almost like pulling teeth to choose a place. Finally, more out of desperation rather than actual preference for Thai food. My last Thai food was in California in a place that looked like we were in for some authentic Thai food. In the end, I hated it. So, to go to Thai food again, in a place like this? I mean, this place doesn't even try to look authentic. It's just white walls, a mix-match of random photography/paintings and cheep furnature.

We were seated immediately. Not sure if that was normal or if we just got lucky. I think it was the latter as the place filled up fast. We got our menu, looked it over and shortly we had food.

And what food! I was sick, with a cold, and my nose was so stuffed that I couldn't smell the stuff holding it up to my nose, but I could taste it loud and clear. It was amazing. I had a soup (no. 21) and my Grandmother couldn't decide because everything was so odd. However, our server was kind enough to point out that what my Grandmother had decided on wasn't that good and recommended a rice dish (no. 32) that she thought was impressive. I guess that the portions were meant to share because we found that neither of us could finish what we had ordered on our own. Usually when you have stuff left over you don't really want to bring it home, but we did.

The prices were good, considering that everything was within the same price range. It wasn't really possible to get something that was cheep, nor was it possible to get something expensive.

All in all, the food was outstanding; definatly surpassed my expectations. The service was quick, friendly and helpful. The value was perfect for the amount of food that we good. The ambiance was not that great, but, that was what made the food so impressive.

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Superior, The106 Superior Street, Victoria
You Can Count On This One
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 12:43am [Dine in]

When I heard that a favorite local artist of mine was going to be playing at the Superior I thought, "Sure, I'll round up some buddies and we'll have a quite evening listening to some music and sipping drinks." No intentions to eat anything.
Upon arrival that idea was confirmed as the food seemed a bit pricey from a university student's point of view. However, that notion didn't last long as we saw the food being pumped out to surrounding tables, and as we realized that in reality, all the dishes were meant to be shared amoung the table. Then, the price didn't seem so bad, and we ordered.
I had heard that the flatbread was good, that was verified. It was outstanding!
I had heard that the root chips were good, which I initially though would be a waste of money. Fancy chips? I'll stick will Old Dutch. WRONG. They're chips were something extraordinary.
Watching the bar tender fill up drinks was like watching a guy take care of his baby. Delicate. Personal.
The ambiance was quirky, with an upside down chair hanging on the wall that you could contimplate. The tables were neatly decorated and the lighting was dim, but not dark. Perfect for a relaxed, vodka sipping time to some cool tunes.
I had heard that one needed a reservation, and didn't think much of it. I really do recommend going that. You could end up waiting for quite some time. We did.
I don't recommend their local beers. Unless you're a die hard beer drinker, it'll be not tha much better for a great deal more.
It was interesting to see the owner flitting around...
Finally, the best thing about this place was that everyone was there. By that, I mean you had old, young, hip, groove, dying, feeble, athletic, punky and homely all mixed together. No one should feel that going to this place would mean you have to fit in. The upside down chair says it all. Nothing fits, but everything is right.
Having gone there, I know now that if I ever need something to do in the evening, I can always count on the Superior to provide good food, good drinks, and a good local.

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