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clumsywaiterMetro VancouverSince August 4, 2010Favourite List (1)22 Reviews
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Koyuki Sapporo Ramen795 Jervis Street Vancouver C, Vancouver
Why bother when there are so many choices
Submitted Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 10:07pm [Dine in]

Came here on a Thursday night shortly after their grand opening. Was a disaster from the beginning. The waiter was running back and forth as the were short staffed (more on that in a moment)

We ordered two bowls of ramen and Gyoza.
Gyoza was too soft and edges tasted hard - first strike
Ramen came out a whopping 40 minutes later and this is not just our table, everyone's dinner was late - strike two.

Final strike - the broth was cold! They have to re-heat it in the microwave and the food didn't even look like it did in the menu.

The waiter did explain they were short staffed that night, as two waiters called in sick. He had to come out of the kitchen to help...they did apologize and comp'd our meals...but we won't be back. Simply too many good ramen restaurants in the area.

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Old Xian's Food3510 Kingsway, Vancouver
do not eat here
Submitted Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:35am [Dine in]

came here for a quick meal on a rainy saturday. there was a cockroach crawling up the wall - do not eat here under any circumstances! sadly the service is attentive but i cannot eat in a restaurant that has cockroaches crawling up walls - will report to the VCH as well

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Chef Hung Restaurant3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver
Just so so
Submitted Monday, June 6, 2016 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

Came here for a quick weekend lunch. I tried the Chef Hung in Richmond when it opened and was wondering how this location would be.

Service is excellent, tea is always topped up but the food is sub par. Ordered Champion Beef noodle soup, dumplings, and cold cucumbers to start.

Broth lacks depth in the beef soup, noodles are chewy which I like. Dumplings are just average and the cold cucumbers tasted like pickles and wasn't worth the $5.

I think one reviewer said it best a long time ago, If that is what the champion noodles soup is, I seriously question the merits of that contest.

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Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Don't even bother
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2015 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

I only had 1/2 hour for lunch so I went for the go to meal which is Udon. Ordered the Nabeyaki udon, which came in a lukewarm salty broth and they didn't even bother to cook the onsen egg correctly - they substituted a fried egg instead!

Should have clued in that don't expect anything authentic when it is Chinese owners cooking Japanese food.

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Ouisi Bistro3014 Granville Street, Vancouver
Disappointing Brunch
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2015 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

Came here for Saturday brunch. The eggs benny was disappointing, luke warm and eggs were over done. The sides were disappointing - hash brown potatoes were not hot and the fruit salad looked like it came straight from a can. The bread they use for french toast was thin - prefer thicker texas toast

I have been here for dinner service and the food is so much better - perhaps they have different chefs?

Bottom line is there are better choices in the South Granville Neighbourhood for brunch like Luke's or Heirloom

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LA Grill904 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver
Poor choice for a Neighbourhood restaurant
Submitted Monday, April 27, 2015 - 11:57am [Dine in]

Every neighbourhood has a no frills restaurant you can go to have a quick dinner, drink and watch the game.We decided to watch the hockey playoffs from this restaurant.

Ordered some pub faves to start - chicken wings and potato skins.

Wings tasted like Pinty's only worse - you can tell the sauce is store bought

Potato skins- acceptable but the cheese they used tasted like a blend of cheeses you can get from kraft.

Caesar salad- nothing to write home about - acceptable

Don't bother coming here even with the late night specials. If you are looking for a local restaurant in the King Ed Oak area Neighbours is the better choice.

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Potter's Garden Korean BBQ5599 Kingsway, Burnaby
Waste of your money and time
Submitted Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 9:16am [Dine in]

We tried this restaurant on the recommendation of a coworker.

There is nothing I can say here that will add to what the other reviewers have already said.
The service is poor and the dishes are tasteless.

Our go-to dish is the cow/ pork bone hot pot - while the bones and meat where plentiful, it is bland and tasteless. Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap was not hot enough, hence the rice didn't crisp very well.

If you want decent Korean food, go to Jang Mo Jib down the road, it is much better.

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Mi Mary's Trattoria3188 MacDonald, Vancouver
total disaster
Submitted Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

There are 2 restaurants here...one that serves brunch food and one that serves Chinese style
Northern dishes. Hence there are two chefs.

We came here on the recommendation from a friend about how good the noodles are.

It was a 40 min. Wait to get our food and the hand pulled noodles are overdone.plus it is served
In a tomato broth Which is strage

The beef roll was better but still too tough.

So much for thinking a bowl of noodles is a quick lunch . One patron left because the wait is
Too long

Needless to say they didn't get a tip.

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Peaceful Restaurant2394 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
DDD must have gone to their heads
Submitted Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

There are a few Peaceful restaurant locations in Vancouver. I tried the West Broadway location after they got "famous" on DDD but found it was just a factory pumping out food to the masses.

Thinking it would be a different experience, we went to the W4th location. Sadly their staple dishes like beef roll, beef noodles are just average now. Beef noodles were overcooked, just a mushy mess. Gyozas were underwhelming.

I don't know what it is, perhaps they think they are famous and now they can serve mediocre food because they will have customers no matter what.

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House of Tofu Soup4651 Garden City Road, #1110, Richmond
Used to be a lot better
Submitted Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

We used to frequent the Coquitlam location, until the Richmond location opened.
At first, the soups were excellent and flavorful, but the last few times were disappointing.

Other items on the menu to try are the stone bi-bimbap and fried gyoza style dumplings. They do offer combos of Tofu Soup with Bulgogi if you are hungry however.

I guess if you are coming here for the soup, you will be happy, but all the other items are just so so. In Richmond you can go to Jang Mo Jib down the road for a better experience.

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Kaya Malay Bistro1063 W Broadway, Vancouver
Just ok for second time around
Submitted Monday, December 16, 2013 - 11:31am [Dine in]

My first time experience with the Laksa was good so I thought let's invite some friends out for dinner.
We ordered Pad Thai, Sambal Green Bean , Rendang Beef and Hainanese Chicken. Got upsold by the waitress to have Roti Canai as well - she says "you cannot have Malaysian food without Roti Canai"

1/ Roti tasted like a crepe. If I wanted a crepe, I would have gotten crepes
2/ Pad Thai was decent, along with Hainanese Chicken
3/ Sambal Green Beans - just blanched string beans with XO Sauce. What kind of self respecting chef cooks this way? If you are going to call yourself a decent authentic Malaysian restaurant, don't try to pull this off and rip off our diners.
4/ Redang Beef - low grade beef mixed in with Curry.

Won't be returning here anytime soon, will stick with our stand by Banana Leaf or pay a bit more and go to Balilicious on Cambie.

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Red Onion2028 41st Avenue West, Vancouver
Clearly gone downhill
Submitted Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:55pm [Dine in]

This Kerrisdale Institution has clearly gone downhill. we had the chef salad and 2 red onion burgers

The chef salad is nothing more than some green salad cobbled together. The red onion burgers were burned and are tasteless. For $11 a burger clearly diners should expect more.

Next time I want a burger fix, I'll be headed to 5 Guys.

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Kerrisdale Nakamura Japanese Cuisine2055 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Good alternative for Japanese food in Kerrisdale
Submitted Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

Nakamura is a good alternative to the Japanese restaurants in Kerrisdale. It's a quiet restaurant good for family dinner or a quiet evening dinner.

The cooked dishes are very good. Portions may be a bit small, but they offer a set menu along with Okamase dinner as well for $60 i believe.

We had the simmered black cod, chawan mushi, simmered tofu with veggies , tamago and chopped scallop roll. Black cod and Chawan mushi are excellent. Seaweed is a bit tough compared to restaurants like Shiro and Ajisai but sushi is still good.

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Bob Likes Thai Food3755 Main Street, Vancouver
Bob May like it, but we don't
Submitted Friday, October 25, 2013 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

Always wanted to try this place ever since We walked by on car free day.

If you are looking for authentic Thai food, don't eat here.

We ordered 4 items, chicken satay, papaya salad, pad Thai and beef panama.
Aside from small portions, the chicken satay was dry and over cooked. Beef in the panang curry was tough, tasted almost reheated in a microwave. Pad Thai was the only decent dish.

Bob is a disappointment, cOmpared to What you will pay for a meal at Maenam.

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Cafe D'Lite3144 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Going downhill since re-branding
Submitted Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

Cafe D'Lite has undergone rebranding, now it's called Mamalee.

Firstly the waitress gave us a bad table, wouldn't let us sit closer to the corner. Instead she gave us the table in the middle of the restaurant, and my back kept getting hit by customers walking in and out of the restaurant.

The chicken rice was undercooked and it looks like the serving sizes have gotten smaller. Seafood Laska is just fishballs, crab stick and the occasional shrimp. The only item that was descent is the mixed noodle (anchovies etc. served with the wide noodle - sorry name escapes me) but that has also gotten smaller as well.

My suggestion is to go to the Aberdeen location, you won't overpay for basically the same thing. Don't get fooled by the re-branding, it's the same restaurant and cook.

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American Cheesesteak Company, The781 Davie Street, Vancouver
First timer
Submitted Monday, October 1, 2012 - 11:29am [Dine in]

I have only tried cheesesteaks at various malls in the USA, so this is the first time trying this famous american classic in Canada.

I stuck to the basics and ordered a classic with american cheese and onions. Meat is tender and cooked just right, portion is just right for one person.

Price is a bit high but for what you get it is acceptable. I also got a side of coleslaw as well, that was really good, just seasoned well enough with dressing.

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Pied-a-Terre3369 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Should have tried this sooner
Submitted Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

Came here for our anniversary dinner. We were going to do the Table de Hote menu but decided to order a la carte instead.

Started with the onion pie, quite good and big enough to share for 2 people

For the mains we had duck breast (excellent dish) and steak frites (steak could have been better but over all still good)

We live in the area and should have tried this restaurant sooner! definitely come back another time. IMO the food is better here than Jules or Le Faux Bourgeaux.

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Boss Bakery & Restaurant, The4800 Kingsway, #238, Burnaby
Gone downhill
Submitted Monday, February 21, 2011 - 5:26pm [Dine in]

This used to be one of the better "tea restaurants" in town. - it's clearly gone downhill since the reno and the introduction of the HST.

Firstly waitress, don't look at us all P****D off that we have to translate to the non-cantonese speakers in our group what we are ordering. that type of service works in HK but not in Canada.

Their mini-meals are very tiny, not enough for even one person. Ordered the ubiquitous Baked Pork chop rice to test out the quality of the restaurant. It's average. I think the same dish is better at Seventh Heaven Cafe in Aberdeen.

The mixed - grill doesn't even come on a hot plate, what's the deal with that? It's a staple for the dish to come on a hot plate and you drizzle the sauce on your food.

Food is full of MSG, better drink lots of water afterwards.

I recommend for a more authentic experience, better stick with Lido. or for bigger portions go to Honululu.

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Cindy's Cafe1850 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Good food, but overpriced
Submitted Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 10:19am [Dine in]

This is a small quaint country style cafe in West Vancouver. I had the Eggs Benny, the english muffins were toasted really well, and the hollandaise sauce is very good. only complaint is the potato wedges were overdone. I don't live in West Van so maybe these prices are normal however for $14 it seems steep.

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Lido Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #150, Richmond
Probably the most authentic "tea" restaurant in Richmond
Submitted Monday, August 16, 2010 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

Their Chinese style Breakfasts are the best value
(the one with an omlette, egg and ham etc). Their food is consistently good. This is one of the few places that serves instant noodles with your choice of soup. most places don't have that i.e. Gloucester, Copa etc.

The egg tarts and pineapple buns are to die for!

Decor is so so, but then again it's a tea restaurant.Parking is iffy at the best of times, try parking in Aberdeen and walking over.

If it were any more authentic, it would be located in Hong Kong than in in Richmond.

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