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caprice611Vancouver (downtown)Since April 30, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Miku1055 West Hastings Street, #2, Vancouver
Absolutely Delicious DOV 2011 Experience
Submitted Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went to Miku for Dine Out and the food was delicious! In fact, it's the best DOV I've ever had since DOV began. Tojo's is my favorite Japanese restaurant, but I think Miku is just as good, if not better. For the appetizer, we had aburi sashimi, hiya yakko, anago tempura, and aburi chicken. The sashima was tuna and was very fresh and tasty. The Hiya Yakko was a cold tofu, which was good. The tempura was perfectly battered and hot (not too greasy and overly battered like most Japanese restaurants). My favorite was the aburi chicken, which had a charcoal flavor - delicious. By now, I was already starting to get full.

For the entree, we had the sushi entree. There was nigiri sushi (6 pcs: Maguro, Hamachi, Ebi, Kamo, and 2 aburi salmon oshi) and 2 rolls (2 pieces each). 3 of the sushi were a type of yellow tuna and the other was flounder. They were all very good. My favorite was the Guiness Tower, which had tuna and avocado - amazing. The aburi salmon oshi sushi was delicious as well and the crunchy scallop roll was very good too.

For dessert, we had the yuzu cream tart with vanilla ice cream. It actually says raspberry sorbet on the DOV website, but it turned out to be vanilla ice cream, which was divine. The tart was almost a cookie consistency with cream mousse and raspberry filling. It was very good.

Out of all the DOV's I've ever had (over 20), there was always one course that was just ok/good. Not here, the food was outstanding, the service was very good, and the value for DOV is unbeatable. The only one negative if you can call it that is that the staff are a little loud when greeting customers, which happens every couple of minutes. I'm so glad we tried this restaurant and I just finished booking another DOV reservation here before it ends!

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Bacchus845 Hornby St, Vancouver
Good DOV 2011 Experience
Submitted Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

My friend and I ate here yesterday and it was a good solid dining experience. The food was good, but not outstanding. The service was very attentive and considering it was Dine Out, that was even more impressive. I had the smoked salmon starter, which was good, but my friend's chicken liver was delicious and I hate liver. For the entree, I had duck confit and it was very salty. The server checked with the chef and apparently it's supposed to be salty. Personally, I found it too salty to eat and it tasted like it was brined in salt so even the meat was salty. I mentioned this to the server who was happy to exchange it for the beef, which was good. The beef was sliced and done medium rare. The only downside was that it was a bit chewy and had a bit of gristle. For dessert, we both had the apple caramel cheesecake, which was really good. Overall, it was a solid dine out experience, but the entrees could have been better.

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Maruwa Sushi Japanese Restaurant11300 Steveston Highway, Richmond
Delicious Fresh Sushi
Submitted Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

My husband and I dined here last night just before six. It wasn't busy, but there were only two tables that didn't have reserved signs. We ordered the chicken teriaki box, spicy tuna roll, dynamite roll, and salmon nigiri. My husband said the box was good and I found my rolls and sushi very fresh. The dynamite roll was particularly good. It came out hot and the shrimp tempura was battered just right. The portions are on the smaller side and this restaurant definitely sacrifices quantity for quality. The bill came to just under $20 excluding tax and tip and we had just the right amount of food to share between us. The service is a little disorganized and slow, but overall, we really enjoyed our meal and would definitely go back.

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William Tell, The765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Bad first impression before setting foot in the restaurant
Submitted Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7:36pm [Dine in]

My husband and I decided to try this restaurant after hearing and reading good reviews. We made reservations for DOV and on the afternoon of our reservation, I received a call from the hostess who I thought was confirming our reservation. Truth be told, she called to ask if we could come later than the time we had originally booked. Apparently, she wanted to swap another group in earlier because they had tickets to the opera. After getting over the initial surprise of such a strange request from a "fine dining" restaurant (um, what are reservations for then???), I said we would consider the request if there was some sort of incentive. The hostess replied that there wasn't and since we had plans later in the evening, I declined to change our reservation. Oddly, the restaurant was not full when we arrived, which makes me wonder about the time change request again.

On to the food, the apple fennel salad was uninspiring. The greens were fresh, but the salad screamed boring. For the entree, I had the beef short rib, which was rich and flavorful; a solid dish, but nothing to rave about. My husband had the sablefish, which was cooked to perfection, but the flavor was just ok. The dessert was the best part - who can dislike a chocolate fondue? (albeit the smallest fondue I've ever had - think four very small pieces of fruit then halved plus a small profiterole). It was tasty while it lasted and the chocolated sauce was divine.

Overall, a solid meal, nothing fancy. Had it not been for the hostess, I would have enjoyed the experience more.

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