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cminvancouverSince November 5, 20077 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.9)
  • Food4 (4.1)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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All time favorite for an authentic meal
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

I am a regular patron of this establishment (maybe only 4-6 times a year, but been going for many years). There are some legitimate, critical posts here. However, I think what you see is what you get:

Food - very Italian. Translation: could be heavy for some, could have too much olive oil or cheese or pasta for some. But authentic italian - best pizza, lasagna and garlic bread I've EVER had. Hands down.

Service - family run business. Always has been, always will (nephew now being groomed and works most nights). Therefore, it's not Lumiere so if you're looking for a 5-star dining experience where the table crumbs are brushed and your cuterly is replaced, go elsewhere.

Ambiance: Awesome. It's a small restaurant, and it's got a cozy atmosphere to match. Because it's small, don't come here as a large group. If you're looking for a romantic dinner for two, or a long-time-no-see dinner for four, look no further.

One of my all time favs.

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Bin 942 Tapas Parlour1521 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Fresh & tasty but overpriced
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

They really pack you into this tiny little space so be prepared to be cozy. Ambiance was very funky. Staff was prompt.

Food was of high quality, good presentation and fresh ingredients. However, portions are incredibly small for the price. Second, no flexibility on modifications if there is something you don't like on the menu item.

Won't go back - too many other restaurants at that price point where I can get a whole lot more in every category for my money.

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Regal Beagle2283 W Broadway, Vancouver
Enjoy the vibe, not the food
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 4:56pm [Dine in]

The Beagle is a good place to hang out when interested in a laid back, non-pretentious, casual setting. It's got a 'lived in' feel to it, very pub-like.

It's not known for food (as evidenced by the 9.99 menu item for a box of Kraft Dinner - yes, it's true). So don't go there if you're looking for a taste explosion. The menu items are standard and they don't go out of their way to think outside of the box. Layer on top some inconsistency with the food (I LOVE fries that have been cooked in oil that needed to be changed ages ago - NOT) and you are at high risk for disappointment.

But going there for a pint after a sunny day out at the beach, a jog, a game of ball or whatever - the Beagle is a great place.

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Bert's Restaurant2904 Main St, Vancouver
What you see is what you get
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 4:48pm [Dine in]

Bert's is a little piece of history in the area - been there SO long, my other half grew up there practically. Been there long before the yuppie crowd that is now moving into the area.

What you see is what you get - a good, solid greasy spoon. Solid hangover breakfast options. There are no surprises here - nothing funky added to the dish to 'jazz it up' to justify a few extra dollars on the price tag - just the good ole basics. Service and decor to match - basic.

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Nuba1206 Seymour, Vancouver
Tasty and Fresh
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2008 - 11:10am [Dine in]

Tried najib’s special which was a very unique dish and absolutely loved it! The ingredients are very fresh. It's a great spot to get quality food quickly. It's a small spot, and decor is minimal - not a big deal for a good in and out spot.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Good but a bit too pricey
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:21am [Dine in]

My first time at Tojo's after hearing all the hype -

First off - there is no disputing the quality of the food. Defintely fresh, meticulous presentation. And for the $80 chef's special set menu, I was sufficiently full aftewards despite being a bit worried at the outset because each plate of food is so tiny. But the customization of the dishes to our individual tastes was well done.

However, the service and atmosphere is where I'd give lower ratings. The service was a tad disorganized, as the transition from sitting at the bar to our table was not handled smoothly. At the table, our waiter was pleasant, but tough to track down when we needed him (and the point is, you shouldn't 'need him' - he should be around enough to take care of you). The decor was average - the open kitchen layout was nice, but you could view must of the 'mess behind the counter' so to speak. All in all, the atmosphere was not high-end calibur.

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Ninja Sushi Japanese Restaurant19475 Fraser Highway, Surrey
Diamond in the Rough
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007 - 11:11am [Dine in]

The location of this sushi place (Langley - burbs) does not match the crazy quality it has to offer. Toshi in Vancouver still reigns supreme as my #1 pick in the Lower Mainland, but Ninja is my new #2.

The quality was superb and that was only my first pleasant surprise. The service was the topping point for me - we were looked after just the right amount and all the food was delivered very timely. My friend and I split a large sashimi and since they knew we were sharing, added an extra piece free so the split was even. As well, they decided to bring us a free ice cream for dessert. Those are just a few of the 'little things' they did to make our experience so great.

Priced a bit above average for the Lower Mainland, the quality and service make it an easy decision to go and spend the $$$.

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