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chasiubowNorth VanSince January 18, 2006675 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.9)
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Moonpennies1102 W Pender Street, Vancouver
poor service
Submitted Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

I dropped into MP for some coffee with colleagues and I have to say I had a similar experience to some of the reviews below. The place looks nice enough, and the food is okay (I had 2 kinds of cookies and a decent mocha), but the server was rude and she obviously did not want to be there. I was quite surprised since the place caters to Vancouver visitors. I won't be back considering there are coffee shops on 3 of the 4 corners at that intersection.

Come on guys, get your act together!

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William Tell, The765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
love
Submitted Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 9:52am [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were celebrating another happy (and divorce-free) anniversary and decided to try the WT. The restaurant is located in a hotel but has an entrance off the street. We were ushered in by a very tall hostess and given our choice of tables. After selecting a romantic spot (actually most of the tables could be one) we were given a handful of menus, and left to choose. I noticed that the ambiance was rather luxurious and a quick trip to the w/c in the adjacent lobby showed that it was clean and well appointed. I wasn’t sure why the dining room had pictures of battles and curtain rods shaped like arrows, but Mrs. C pointed out that it was the WT after all. Made sense, since WT was a famous Swiss warrior and helped spark a revolution that eventually lead to defeat of the Habsburgs and the formation of the Swiss federation. After considering this briefly, I delved into the dinner menu. Lots of choices, most of them hearty fare.

I went for a tasty stuffed Portobello appetizer, and my beloved anniversary co-celebrant and I had lobster bisque and the daily special pumpkin cream soup. For mains we had lamb shank and roast duck, with cocktails and some nice house rosé to go with our meals. All the food was fabulous, and the pumpkin soup and lamb were particularly good. Plus the portion sizes were very generous.

Service was awesome, and I couldn’t believe how attentive the staff was. At the end of the meal they served the triple crème brûlée with anniversary congratulations written in chocolate on the serving plate. Wow! I was really impressed, especially since I hadn't told them about our celebration. Maybe they overheard us talking.

The only downside was that all this pampering and good food was not free. As usual, you get what you pay for, and considering how great the meal was, it was worth the money. I will be back as soon as I can afford it.

Recommended!

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes2755 Lougheed Highway, #42, Port Coquitlam
brunchtime
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 8:51pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I took our usual dinner gang for some brunch action and IHOP was exactly what we were looking for. This location was nice and clean and seemed quite busy for a Saturday afternoon. Service was good throughout the meal, but I am not sure why they put us in a dark booth near the bathroom when there were available booths by the big windows.

We all ordered pancakes, and I decided to try the pumpkin ones which were on special. I came to regret that choice. The flavor was just plain weird, and the syrup only made things worse.... All the other food was good, and the eggs in particular were expertly prepared. Price-wise it was also not a bad deal considering the big portion sizes. I know I will become best friends with a cardiologist soon if I keep eating this kind of food, but I can't help myself. I fear my friends (and my beloved spouse) will suffer a similar fate.

Recommended for those who live for now.

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Urban Sushi909 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
in the basement
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 9:07pm [Dine in]

I wanted to try something different so I decided to get some takeout from US. The web based shopping interface was quite difficult to use, but after a bit of effort I had an order. After paying with Paypal I felt like I was shopping on Ebay, but I decided to go ahead.

I had a little trouble finding the place, because it is next to an alley and in a basement. I wandered down some steep stairs, and eventually found a small subterranean area that was the restaurant. I have to say it was not very nice inside, but the servers seemed enthusiastic and my food was ready as promised.

I was surprised at how small my order turned out to be. The pieces of sushi were really small, and the amount of food for my money was a disappointment. It tasted okay and seemed fresh enough though.

The bottom line is that I could have had the same or better sushi at a supermarket for less money with WAY less trouble.

Can't recommend.

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Flying Wedge Pizza Co.505 Burrard Street, Unit 107, Vancouver
decent pizza
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 5:14pm [Dine in]

I was on the hunt for some lunch in the urban jungle when I spotted FWP. They have the pizzas on display so you can choose. That drew my attention. The location I visited in in a food court and it seemed clean and organized. I had a little trouble understanding the counter staff who all seemed to speak different non-English languages. After some consideration, I settled on the tropical pig slice, which is Hawaiian pizza with an unusual name. I also got a small iced tea. For 5 and a half bucks it seemed like a decent deal.

The pizza was your average Hawaiian, but the crust was better than most. It was nice and light and had decent flavor. I also noticed it looked like whole wheat. My light lunch was better than expected, and I will probably return for more.

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Raven Pizza1750 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
its takeout
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 10:58am [Dine in]

I saw a flyer for this place and decided it was time to try the new contender in the pizza wars. This place has a website so you can order online and have your pizza ready when you get there, even if you are planning a week ahead. I found the ordering process easy, and sure enough the pizza was on the counter when I got there. The restaurant is just takeout, although there are a couple of microscopic spots where you could theoretically eat your pizza. I preferred to take mine home where Mrs. C was waiting. I can say the place looked very clean, which is a plus no matter what your dining preferences.

The server seemed a bit confused (they are newly opened) and kept insisting that I had already paid. I was tempted to agree, but my conscience got the better of me and I demanded my right to fork over my dough for some baked dough :).

I found the pizza to be pricey and after a few bites it was clear that it was not worth the extra money. It was tasty enough, but not sufficiently delicious to make swallowing the hefty price any easier. It might be worth it if you get the pepperoni special on Monday - Wednesday, but you can go to any other pizza place and get the same thing for less any day of the week.

For the hardcore Raven fans only...

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Khayam Restaurant114A West 15th Street, North Vancouver
very local
Submitted Friday, October 3, 2008 - 9:05pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I wanted to have more Iranian cuisine, since we live on the NS and that is where the action is. This place is in an alley at the back of a Persian strip mall on 15th. You get to it by turning into the alley which opens up onto a parking lot. Despite the location, it seems really popular.

The restaurant is simply decorated and has an open kitchen so you can see your meal being made. It looked very clean including the w/c. The staff were quite friendly and took the time to explain the various dishes. The menu is in English and Farsi so you can tell it is the real deal. We ordered a tzatziki and an onion tomato salad, two kinds of beef kebabs and rice. I wanted to try some of the stews but they were sold out. Like I said, it is a popular eatery. The meal came with triangles of pita bread, feta cheese chunks and raw onion, and I had a glass of tea, since that was what the other diners were drinking.

All the food was terrific, and I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere which was entirely different than another NS Persian joint I reviewed recently. It was also a very good price. I look forward to my next visit.

Recommended.

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IHOP - International House of Pancakes514 8th Avenue, New Westminster
breakfast for dinner
Submitted Thursday, October 2, 2008 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were in NW, and we were craving food. IHOP had what we wanted. The restaurant is a bit old, but it looked like there were some renos, and the w/c was surprisingly modern and clean. The server was friendly and efficient, and gave us a nice big booth even though there were just two of us.

I decided on a chicken fried steak with pancakes, and my beloved co-diner had a bacon and egg burger with rings. All the food was tasty and exactly what we expected. Okay so they don't do organic vegan, but then again who would seek that sort of fussy food here?

A solid meal, and it wasn't too expensive.

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Sapodilla Restaurant967 West Broadway, Vancouver
home style
Submitted Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were looking for chow and we had heard good things about this place. We decided to give it a try. The restaurant itself is not fancy, but it was clean and welcoming. Even the w/c was tidy, if a bit dated. The friendly manager seated us right away and explained the various daily specials.

They have a huge variety and it took us a while to decide. I settled on the lamb shank special and Mrs. C had the beef ribs. For starters we had chowder and Caesar salad. I was amazed to find out that the resident chef makes the bread and dinner rolls on site. I accompanied my meal with an inexpensive beer in the frostiest glass I have ever seen. For desert we shared a piece of home made mascarpone cheesecake.

All the food was terrific, and the service was excellent with no less than 3 quality checks. Plus it was very inexpensive. I was especially impressed with the home made baked goods. That was a huge bonus. I plan on a return visit soon to try their home made breakfast waffles.

Recommended.

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E Tea3281 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
nice tea
Submitted Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 9:09pm [Dine in]

I was craving BBT and so was my lovely dining companion, so we hopped into the chasiucruiser and zoomed over to ET. The restaurant was very nice and modern, and the servers were efficient and friendly. We ordered a matcha BBT and a strawberry milk BBT, both with jelly. The server even taste-tested them to make sure they were okay (he didn't drink from my cup). That was service!

We found the BBT to be flavorful and really cheap at $3.50. We'll be back soon.

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Scoozi's445 Howe Street, Vancouver
snack or meal?
Submitted Monday, September 29, 2008 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

I missed my usual Seabus and decided to get a bit to eat. Scoozis was nearby and I headed over. Scoozis is a nice little restaurant, and it looked clean and welcoming. The manager served me, and he seemed like a friendly old guy. I went for the mocha and a spanakopita (spinach pie). They have different kinds, but I went for the basic one. It looked like a giant eggroll, except it had filo pastry, and it came with a salad and some tzatziki on top. Wow was it good! The filling was cheesy and spinachy at the same time, and the tzatziki complemented the flavor perfectly. Even the salad was good, with really nice Roma tomato in it. The mocha was just right and had tasty cream and chocolate sauce on top.

After my mini-meal I was fortified and ready to join the cattle commuters on the Seabus. I smiled all the way home.

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Golden Garden Vietnamese Cuisine509 Main Street, Vancouver
good for pho
Submitted Sunday, September 28, 2008 - 8:23pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were in Chinatown getting our water boiler fixed, and we decided to get a quick snack. This place looked like a good choice. The restaurant was surprisingly nice and modern inside and the server was helpful and friendly.

The whole place was tidy including the w/c which was located in the basement. Down below there was some kind of Chinese social club too, and you could hear the old-timers practicing opera.

We decided to share a big bowl of rare beef pho and a side of spring rolls. The pho soup base was good and beefy, the noodles were just the right texture, and the beef was tender. One surprise was that the bean sprouts were pre-cooked and steaming when served. As for the spring rolls, they were delicious, and the outside had an interesting texture.

All in all a satisfying experience I will repeat when I am in the 'hood.

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Ice Baby Bubble Tea4500 Kingsway, Unit 1021, Burnaby
not nice
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 9:27pm [Dine in]

I was in the CM looking getting my phone fixed again, and I spotted this BBT place. It looked dirty and the floor was covered in trash, but the prep area looked clean, so I scampered in and asked for the piña colada tea featured on the big sign out front. I REALLY like anything piña colada flavored. The server looked at me like I just ruined her day, and said they didn't have that. When I protested that it was on their big sign, she yelled "You order here, okay", and tapped on the plastic menu so hard I thought her finger would go through the page. Okay I thought, Taiwanese are a passionate people. I paid my $4.50, ordered the pineapple coconut from the menu, and it was pretty close to what the piña colada I was denied would have been like.

That was the problem, really. The BBT wasn't bad, but the dirt and the bitchiness convinced me to go elsewhere next time.

Not Recommended.

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Hastings Park Racecourse Deli and Cappuccino Bar3096 Hastings Street East, Vancouver
run pony run
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

Mrs. C and I were at the racecourse for the first time ever, and all that adrenaline made us hungry! We spotted a few eateries in the complex, but we were attracted by this place because it was close to the action and had a decent selection of food. We decided on sharing a Reuben and a beer, and it was actually not crazy expensive as I feared. Plus it was tasty and the portions were big. That was unexpected.

Let's face it, the average racetrack isn't the most hygienic place in the world, but this was a little island of cleanliness in a sea of lost betting slips and scruffy trackrats.

Service was good, and we were able to refuel and get back to giving away our money quickly. Actually Mrs. C came out a few bucks ahead at the end...

A good bet.

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Lynn Canyon Cafe3690 Park Road, North Vancouver
not as expected
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

I saw the web page for this place and it looked pretty good, but I have to say it was not as expected. As the previous reviewer mentioned the menu was totally different. Now it is just burgers, hotdogs, and coffees. Man was it expensive too! The restaurant itself has seen better days. It was incredibly dirty, every surface was damaged, and the w/c was horrendous. The staff seemed helpful enough, but it was hard to overcome the fact that this place is a dump.

As for the food, it was nothing special. They serve the items on paper in bamboo steamer bottoms, but it didn't make it taste any better. I could have had better eats in McD's.

Avoid if you have any standards.

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Golestan Bakery1554 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
nice little bakery
Submitted Saturday, September 27, 2008 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

I was looking for some bakery action when I stumbled on this place. It is very clean and the service was great. This bakery is named after the famous palace in Tehran. I would say that is probably an overly generous comparison, but it looked pretty good in there. The owner/manager described the various treats on display and explained what they were.

Alas, they also had gelati, so I suddenly decided to skip the baked goods and went with a mango and vanilla gelato cone and some mini-melts.

The cakes were VERY enticing, so I will be back for more soon.

Good for tasty desserts!

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Jugo Juice1055 West Georgia Street, Unit 214, Vancouver
juiced
Submitted Friday, September 26, 2008 - 3:09pm [Dine in]

I was with some lunch buddies and craving a postprandial drink when I spotted JJ. This place is in the Royal Centre food court and they have lots of tasty choices for juice or a light snack. The place was clean and welcoming, and the servers were all friendly. One actually complemented me on my drink choice.

This time around I went for the Copa Banana, which had banana, pineapple, tropical nectar (whatever that is) and a hint of coconut. It was delish, and I didn't mind shelling out 5 bucks to make a healthy choice. Virtue comes cheap here.

Recommended.

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Veneto Pizza1839 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
very local
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

I went to this place with Mrs. C mostly because I was amazed to see a pizza place in the Persian ghetto. We wandered in and sure enough, the Veneto was run by a couple of old Italian guys.

The place was a little run down, but it looked like the real deal. We ordered a pizza with ham, bacon and pineapple, and we accompanied it with a Caesar salad and some beer. The salad was excellent, and the pizza was pretty good too. The beer was from a bottle. The only downside was that the table was so tiny the manager put the pizza platter on the seat of a chair. Not so hygienic. When he saw me gasp in horror, he put it on the table and apologized, but the damage was done.

All in all a good meal despite the shortcomings. Viva Italia!

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Cookies By George1055 West Georgia Street, Unit 200, Vancouver
cookies
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

I was wandering the mall and craving a snack when I spotted this place. The kiosk was nice and bright and looked clean. The servers were friendly and seemed very patient while I scoped out the cookie choices. I finally decided to go for a peanut butter chocolate and a cappuccino chocolate. For 3 bucks I was snacking big time.

The cookies were tasty if a little pricey. The size was just right and the chocolate chunks were huge. I'm now a member of the cookie club so I will return to fill up may card.

For those who think phat is where its at!

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Rice 'N Spice1055 West Georgia Street, Unit 218, Vancouver
nice n' spicy
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

I was craving some lunch action and a co-worker told me this place is the only choice for food court curry. After eating at RS, I think he was on to something. The restaurant is located in a corner of the subterranean depths of the Royal Centre food court. There was a gigantic lineup when I got there, but it moved quickly. The place looked clean and there are actually a few places to sit down if you want to be near the free water, just in case your tongue bursts into flames. Service was good, portions were huge, and the price was right. Less than 8 bucks for a big plate of rice, a curry and 2 sides. Plus 1/2 a big papadam.

Since it was Wednesday, I went for the daily special chicken Marsala. I had spicy beans and lentils as my sides. The food was just hot enough to exercise some authority on my tongue, but not overwhelming. I devoured my lunch like a hungry wolf. I was lucky to be seated near a veteran eater who told me (between bites) that the other available dishes are just as good as the ones I savored. I don't know if it was the greatest Indian food ever, but it was the best I've had at a food court.

Recommended.

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