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cocoeatervancouverSince February 16, 2007323 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3)
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Black & Blue1032 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Great lunch
Submitted Friday, November 25, 2011 - 9:40am [Dine in]

Made a reservation for lunch a few days beforehand and they call you back a day before for a nice reminder, good touch. Shared a green salad - very good, tomato salad - average and beef carpacio - big serving but maybe change the big awkward garlic bread to crostini's or sliced pieces. Ordered the beef wellington and was told it only came medium vs my preferred medium rare. It was very good and had some nice mushroom/pate on top of the beef, very tender. Others in the group had steaks which they all said were great and cooked to perfection. Service was really good, waitress was personable without being over bearing and the somewhat crowded table was cleared as we ate. Sat in a booth downstairs but the seating upstairs seems to be a bit brighter and provides a view of the street. I understand they have a roof top patio which will be a must try in the summer. It is expensive with the appys in the mid teens and the entrees in the low $20's. They have burgers and sandwiches in the teens which is comparable to the chain restaurants. Will come back for sure.

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Tobys Pub and Grill2733 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Below average Pub food
Submitted Monday, November 14, 2011 - 11:14am [Dine in]

Went to watch a Canucks game one weeknight. The seating and view lines are not the greatest but they do have the big projection screen downstairs. Can't comment on the upstairs area. Ordered the usual pub dishes, chicken wings - not that great as it was a bit on the dry side, ribs - average and served with fries, stir fry - mistake and not very good, thai chicken salad - underdress made with formed chicken meat overall bad. Service was pretty good on a busy night but with the poor food and the average pub pricing, there are many other options to chose from.

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
Ok but probably not going back
Submitted Monday, November 7, 2011 - 11:54am [Dine in]

Came here on a weekend to try their new location. Nice setting in a courtyard and set back from Water St. Small signage so you would have to really know the area. Nice bare warehouse like decor. Tables are a bit cramped together and fairly loud inside. Had the pork terrine to start and it was just all right, but they never give you enough crackers to spread. Went ahead and ordered bread which was an additional charge which seemed like they nickel and dime the customer. Had the shortrib which was good but small portion for the price, sides were very small. Ordered an additional octopus chips which was the best thing tried that night. Service was just Ok, fellow diner had a problem with their salad which was not solved satisfactory. It was only a side salad and they would of just taken it off the bill. Portions are small for the price and would not return.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Special Treat
Submitted Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:58am [Dine in]

First time to Blue Water and overall experience was fantastic. The Chef came by the table to intro himself and had some recommendation which was a nice touch. Started with the crab cakes which were very good, also shared the seafood tower which was a nice mix of cold dishes and raw oysters, had the butter poached salmon with risotto which was excellent, for the main had the halibut which was good but a bit over cooked and a sampling of desserts which were very good. Overallt the food was great and the service was excellent. All dishes came at the same time and napkins folded every time someone left the table. The restaurant is a great place and sitting by the open kitchen was better than I thought as you get to see all the action. A bit on the expensive side at approx. $80 per person for food only, but worth it. Would return.

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Tropika4151 Hazelbridge Way, #1830, Richmond
Solid food but even better with coupons.
Submitted Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:58am [Dine in]

Went on a weeknight and the place was approx. 1/2 full, lots of parking in Aberdeen mall. Ordered a few appies including: Roti Canai - very good and fluffy, satays - standard lamb and chicken, Gado Gado - very good with lots of ingredients, Tofu - nicely fried with a sweet soy sauce, papaya salad - just average. Then on to the mains with duck curry - average and looked like they bought chinese BBQ duck and just put it in the curry, beef curry - good and made with boneless shortribs, seafood vermecilli - not that great a bit on the bland side, mee goreng - had better, home style chicken - fried and very juicy inside, egg plant - very good, green beans - very good. Overall the food was pretty good. The service was a bit hit and miss with some empty plates being left on the table for a long time and servers being absent. The price was a bit on the high side with most dishes int the mid teens and the appies at the $10 range. However with the ebook coupons, it helped out. Overall would go again but there are lots of smaller S.E. Asian restaurants to try.

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One Restaurant, The5908 Kingsway, Burnaby
Just Average
Submitted Friday, September 23, 2011 - 11:28am [Dine in]

I haven't been to too many Taiwanese restaurants before so dropped by on a weekday. Was not busy as it was before 6pm. The place had a nice spacious feel to it with many booths but they had these stuffed animals or pillows in the entrance that made it look like a kids place but I think their usual customers like this type of decor. The menu was pretty big with specials and then their regular menu. Lots of set dinners much like a HK Cafe would have. Tried their fish which was deep fried - big piece and nicely done. Came with 4 side dishes which included chicken (Ok but sort of out of place), green beans - good, scramble eggs and tomato - good, and some diced carrots/celery and minced beef - not bad. Price was in the $10 range which was reasonable. Also tried their beef tendon/beef shank with some sort of noodle like vermecelli but I think it's made out of some sort of bean - good portion and very tasty. Also tried the spicy wontons. Overall not bad with quick service. Price for 3 people was approx. $40 all in.

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Ramen Sanpachi3132 West Broadway, Vancouver
Great new spot
Submitted Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 10:23am [Dine in]

Went here during the week and a bit early at 6pm and the place had about 6 tables occupied. Lots of specials going on including some on the ramens, sushi and other dishes. Ordered a ramen and it was very good with nice chewy noodles and good broth. Sushi items were done well and tried the salmon and tuna sushi as well a rainbow roll. Used wild salmon and tuna tasted like toro. Kitchen items tried were the agadeshi tofu - excellent, beef tataki - excellent, gomae - a bit on the bland side, gyoza - average. With a few more items on the menu and the rotating specials, will try again. A separate beverage menu was provided but did not try anything but some items looked very good. Price overall was about $20/person which was a good value. Service was excellent and prompt. Place is long and narrow and nicely decorated.

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Great Sandwiches
Submitted Monday, September 19, 2011 - 8:53am [Take-out]

Visited here on a Saturday to try their famous Vietnamese sandwiches. They bake the bread in house, so you are guaranteed a nice crusty french loaf with your order. Had the special and it was loaded with pate and pork. Lots of veggies as well, great deal at only $3.25. Also ordered the garlic sausage sandwich, good but stick to the special. They had other bakery items there but did not try it. Take out only as there is no sitting. Service was quick and friendly, would return for sure.

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Kitstaya Sushi3105 W Broadway, Vancouver
Cheap sushi
Submitted Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

They changed their name from Kitsalano Sushi about a year ago after they got caught with some HST cheating scandal. It's basically the same restaurant with a new name but they do say on the front of the menu that they are not associated with the old restaurant and will not honour any of their coupons. Order their basic box special. Terriyaki chicken was just ok, a bit too overcooked, served over rice. Tempura was average with the dipping sauce a bit on the salty side, cali rolls were bad (too much rice). Ordered some salmon sushi and they give you a choice of farmed or wild which was good. A bit more for wild, tuna sushi was good as well. Rice was a bit thick and not formed as well. Overall, just Ok food. Service was quick and decent. Place is nice. Would return for some quick cheap sushi.

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Zeitoon1615 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Great Lamb Shank
Submitted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch on a weekday and they are open at noon, versus 11:30 for most lunch places. Several types of kabobs to chose from but chose the lamb shank. It was very good and came with a great sauce which went well with the fluffy rice. Also came with a nice salad. At below $10, thought this was a good deal for lunch at a sit down restaurant. Yaas supermarket is up the street and they do a great kabob and lamb shank as well and cheaper but it is a more self serve style.

Nice new paint and decoration done on the former chinese restaurant and service was top notch. Will be back to try the kabobs which were enjoyed by my companions.

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Whet Kitchen Bar Patio1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver
Nice replacement for Sammy J's
Submitted Monday, August 8, 2011 - 9:54am [Dine in]

Went on a weekend later afternoon and sat outside on their patio. Nice long patio with views of the boats and bridge. Had a great spot on on of the couches outside. Menu concentrates on seafood which makes sense seeing that most of the summer crowd are out of towners. Tried some local oysters on the half shell and they are very good with 3 types of condiments. Calamari was your standard fried with some peppers and onions. Tried their snapper sandwhich and it was pretty good, open faced with a decent portion size. Overall food was farily priced. Service was outstanding with the server splitting the groups bills and glasses were never empty. Would return again for the patio.

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Golden Harvest4818 Main Street, Vancouver
Great dim sum but lacking in the service
Submitted Monday, August 8, 2011 - 8:55am [Dine in]

Went here on a weekend and it was very busy. A small restaurant with about 20 tables. Lots of Dim Sum items to chose from including a separate menu for other non-dim sum dishes. Food was a bit slow to come but when it arrived, quality was very good. Basic items plus your noodles congee etc. Service was a bit lacking as empty dishes piled on the table without clearing and personal dishes were not replaced after they got dirty, guess expected a bit more. Place is somewhat clean. Good value overall.

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Browns Socialhouse1764 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Some good items and one really bad item.
Submitted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

Went on a Friday and the restaurant is not that large for a Brown's. They have some great drink specials everyday. Tried some appies incuding the ribs - good, wings - standard, calamari - good with a tomato sauce. The only bad item was the nachos. They try to make it like at a ball game or hockey game with cheese that you would see pumped from a can and salsa straight from the supermarket. It was just really bad and they should take this off the menu. Tried a bit of the Pad Thai and not up to a good thai restaurant level. Overall the food was average but with the drinks, reasonable. Would return.

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Deer Garden Signatures8580 Alexandra Road, #2015, Richmond
Great choices
Submitted Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 8:44am [Dine in]

This is a great place for cheap eats. It's a combo method where you pick the soup base, noodles, 2 kinds of meats and then a hot or cold drink, all for $7.50. Can't go wrong at this price. Tried the laksa which was pretty good along with the flat noodles with fish balls and beef tendons. Large portions and even comes standard with tofu and veggies inside. The place was very busy even after 9pm on a weeknight, a bit out of the way and hidden on the 2nd floor but obviously people know where it is. Service was quick and efficient and place is just OK to sit around but they sort of want the talbes to be turned. Will be back.

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Long's Noodle House4853 Main Street, Vancouver
Nice XLB place
Submitted Friday, July 15, 2011 - 8:36am [Dine in]

Went on a weekday before 6pm and good thing as this very small place gets fully by 6:30. A couple of large tables takes up most of the place but you can share the large tables if you are in a small group. Went here to try the soup buns (XLB) and they were pretty good. Also had the Hot and Sour Soup - just average, Tan Tan noodles - very good (a bit on the sweet side with the meat), spicy wontons - average, and jelly fish - very good. Service was quick and efficient with suggetions made by the waitress. Prices were a bit on the high side considering the decor/food. Place needs a bit of a makeover but it doesn't seem to deter the customers. Will come back and try other dishes.

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Kentizen Fusion Lounge88 W Pender Street, #2029, Vancouver
Better food at food courts
Submitted Monday, June 13, 2011 - 1:18pm [Dine in]

Went for dinner there due to their ability to accomodate a large group. Food is what you would find in a chinese smorgasboard in chinese/western restaurant in a small town in rural BC. It's the deep fried, stir friend food that you can't really tell apart. Not really fresh buffet as the turnover is not there. Sushi as well with mostly rolls, no sashimi. For the dinner price of $20+, no comparison to Japanese AYCE. Better off just going to the food court in Tinsletown or T&T across the street and eat there. Service was minimal and the place looked like a large hall.

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Sushi.E2328 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Not worth a 2nd visit
Submitted Monday, June 6, 2011 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

Went by on a Sunday as many of my regular places were closed. Ordered roll combo - rolls were all right, pretty average. Cali roll, spicy tuna and crab roll. Rice was room temp and a bit on the warm side, I don't mind but some people might. Also the sashimi combo, farmed salmon which was a bit frozen, average tuna and a good scallop sushi. Service was pretty bad with mixed up orders, slow service and wrong change. Just your newish takeout joint. Wouldn't return.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Just not the same as the one on Commercial
Submitted Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 9:02am [Dine in]

Visited during the week and it was not very busy. Sat outside in their makeshift patio and it's not as nice as the one on Commercial. Dissappointed to see that some of my favs from the commercial dr. menu are not on this menu. Tried the fresh oysters to start - very good and good value at $9. The calamari looked like it came straight from Sysco, same shape and taste as many restaurants, not the same as the one on commercial drive. The steak frites was just Ok, nice steak but very small. Best part was the creamed spinach. The mussels were very average, skinny mussels with just an Ok broth. Service was good and prompt. Would not return to this location, stick to the commercial dr. one.

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Shi-Art Chinese Cuisine6551 No. 3 Road, #1302, Richmond
Just all right for Dim Sum
Submitted Friday, May 27, 2011 - 8:57am [Dine in]

Went here on a weekday for dim sum and it was full even after 1pm. Only a 10 min. wait though. The selection for Dim Sum is pretty large with your basics. All of the steam dumplings were good. The rice rolls were a bit on the hard side. Ordered some spring rolls and their deep fried items were good. Chow mein was pretty average with the noodles not being crispy enough even though it was ordered, fried on both sides. Service was good with empty plates being removed quickly. A bit on expensive side and with a tired looking decor, not worth going back again.

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Pho Le Vietnamese Noodle House633 Main Street, #220, Vancouver
Below average Pho
Submitted Monday, May 16, 2011 - 1:16pm [Dine in]

Visited this Pho place in Chinatown over the weekend. It's on the 2nd floor with the entrance in a courtyard just off Main st. Large tables for big groups available which was nice. The decor is quite sparse and typical of pho places where not much effort is put into it. Ordered your standard Pho (rare beef, brisket, tripe and tendon). The soup was not as rich as most pho places, the beef was a bit tough and the quantity on the low side. Noodles were Ok but expect that. Overall, would not return as there are many other places to eat in Chinatown. Prices were pretty average, $6 for a small bowl.

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