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CancukVancouverSince April 7, 200711 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)


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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Never goes wrong
Submitted Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 12:58am [Dine in]

I love Phnom Penh... I eat there all the time, usually for a late lunch after the crowd subsides.

My two favourite dishes:

Beef Noodle Soup is outstanding and WAY better than so many normal Pho places. The flavours are so much stronger, and they add sauteed onions on top... sooo good.

The deep friend squid with lemon sauce? Holy crap. Best deep fried squid i've ever had. The batter is so light (not unlike tempura). It's unreal.

I just had to express me love.

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Soma151 E 8th Ave, Vancouver
Nice place
Submitted Monday, September 17, 2007 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

I love the new Soma. Although it slightly looks like Salt, whatever, I like it. I'm glad they decided to conentrate on wine... and for the other reviewer... you only drink BC wine? Do you realize what you're missing by trying something that doesn't come from our over-hyped, over-priced, pretty comparably terrible wine industry? TRY SOMETHING GOOD!!!

Anyway, the food was great. This was about a month ago, but I remember a chicken sandwich with a light aioli sauce... mixed greens... I remember it being delicious. Nice with my German Riesling.

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Kaplan's Star Deli1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

Ahh... I meant to put three stars, not two. I can't say the sandwiches are delicious and only put two stars.

I have to fill up more space now.... well, if you want a better sandwich, go to the So.Cial Deli in Gastown. 7 dollars for a small sandwich and a beer. Great deal.

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Browns Socialhouse1764 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Submitted Monday, May 28, 2007 - 11:27am [Dine in]

Pretty meh.

We came here for a light dinner a week ago:

My friend had the Ahi Tuna salad. It was fine, nothing spectacular, but not bad.

I had the "Dragon Bowl", which was recommended by the waitress. It was nearly unedible, with some sorth of mayo dressing on the rice.... very disgusting. I didn't eat much of it, actually any of it after picking out the chicken.

Ambience was a sports bar... service was fine, except for the terrible recommendation.

All in all: meh.

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Gastropod1938 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

We had an outstanding dinner at Gastropod this week.

We both had the prix fix'd meal:

I started with the foie gras while my dining partner had the mixed greens. They were both outstanding. As my friend said, "every piece had the perfect amount of dressing on it". My foie gras was rare and was ozzing with deliciousness.

We both had the lamb as the main course. Each piece was different from the next, laying on a bead of either lentil, potato, or vegitable. Truthfully: unreal. I know that my explanation isn't doing it justice, but I don't have words that can explain it.

Our desserts were heavenly, to say the leaset.

The service was attentive but not overbearing; what you should get at a fine dining establishment.

In the end: a memorable evening.

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Tapastree1829 Robson Street, Vancouver
Some good, some satisfactory.
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

I use to go to TT all the time, but since moving away from downtown, I haven't been in awhile. There was three of us and we had the following:

Goat Cheese Salad - Basically zero salad, but the Goat Chees was excellent. Not too barnyard, cooked perfectly.. .delicious

Mixed Greens - What I expected, nice.

Wonton Shrimp - not very good. No flavour... kind of tasted like old oil.

Ahi Tuna - delicious. Nice chinese mustard to go with it.

Beef tenderloin in red pepper sauce - the meat was cooked to perfection... but the sauce is way to thick and bland. Find a different sauce or have no sauce at all.

two orders of Lamb chops - sooo good. Always one of my favourite dishes. Tender, succulent... yum.

Spring rolls - really not good at all. Would be fine if it didn't have hamburger meat in it. Change the meat and they would be good.

Either way, I still like it here but this is one of the worst i've ever had it (and it wasn't THAT bad). We had a nice bottle of wine and sat on the porch. I'll still go back.

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Feenie's2563 W Broadway, Vancouver
A great lunch.
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2007 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

I had a great lunch at Feenies the other day.

I had just had a meeting next door and I hadn't eaten all day, so I walked into Feenies. This is my first time here. It was a little later in teh afternoon, definitley after the lunch rush so it was quite slow. I sat at the bar anyway because I was alone.

I ordered the Peking Duck clubhouse. Very, very good. I have just spent a good portion of time in China, specificially in Biejing, and I must say this Peking duck is pretty close to authentic. Tender, flavourful... delicous. It was serviced on a rye bread with fruits/nuts/grains in it. I was sceptical looking at it, but the sweetness of the fruit really went well with the duck. It kind of takes the place of the plumb sauce that is served with traditional peking duck. To top everything off, it was a great price espeically for a restuarant owned by our most famouse chef... it filled me up and was 12 dollars.

I also had a glass of wine, and the total bill was 24. For such a high profile place, I was pleasently surprised with the price.

The service was efficient and friendly, what I expected.

Overall: very good.

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Locus, The4121 Main Street, Vancouver
So, So
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2007 - 3:04pm [Dine in]

I had lunch at The Locus the other day.

I had a soup and sandwich, espresso and a glass of wine.

The soup was the best part of the meal, and it wasn't anything to write home about: A cream of butternut squash. It was very smooth, but maybe could have been a little more flavourful. Either way, I enjoyed it.

My sandwich was a bison sirloin on a grilled panini with grilled apples and chedder cheese. The Bison was very very tough, and I couldn't even chew through some of the pieces. When I did get a good picece, it was nice.... but there wasn't that much of it on the sandwich anyway. The apples and cheddar was actually a nice combo, wasn't sure if it would work when I ordered it.

The service was friendly although a little slow... but I don't expect great service at a place like this and I was sitting outside away from most of the other people...either way, it was fine.

The ambiece was great as I was sitting outside in the sunshine watching Main street walk by.

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Brave Bull's House of Steaks, The1298 E Hastings St, Vancouver
No frill's, just good steaks.
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2007 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

8.99 Prime Rib. 8.99 T-Bone. 8.99 Sirloin. Old Chinese lady who is owner/server: awesome. This place is a dump, but is there anything not to love about?

Everywhere around the restaurant is framed clipping from their (only?) review, with the title, "no frills, just good steaks".

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Habit Lounge2610 Main Street, Vancouver
Love it
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2007 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

I love Habit. The abiance is great: art deco, retro booth's fit perfectly for the neighbourhood.

A friend and I went there a couple weeks back and had three dishes:

Beet salad: visually pleasing and delicious.
Meze platter: my favourite dish of the meal. Three dips, the one that stood out being the red pepper homous.. atleast that's what I remember it being. It also had two chicken satay skewers done with a spicy marinade. Very tender and perfectly spicy to complement the dips.
Duck Ragu on Polenta: For me, the worst of the three. There was nothing wrong with it, but I thought it was lacking flavour. It was quite bland. The polenta was done perfectly though, as was the texture of the duck.

I do like this restaurant a lot, and will be back.

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Salt Tasting Room45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
I like
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2007 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

Yes, the room is terrible for acoustics. You can't hear a thing and i'm young. But, besides that I actually like the feel of it. It has a urban/warehouse feel to it, almost like a Chelsea Artgallery. I like.

As for the food, well, it's meat's and cheeses. This isn't a restaurant, it's a 'tasting room'... so when people complain about the small amounts... it doesn't really make sense. As for the quality of the M&C, very good. They could do a little bit better with the bread though.

As for the wine list, it's great. The taster's are only slightly over priced (3 for 15), but the selection is pretty good. Their sherry list is a big plus.

Overall, I like the place for a night with friend, but I understand why people have a hard time going there.

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