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cocoeatervancouverSince February 16, 2007323 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Displaying 81 - 100 of 323 Reviews Found
Clay Pot Restaurant8291 Alexandra Road, Unit 105, Richmond
New Hot Pot
Submitted Monday, May 16, 2011 - 8:57am [Dine in]

Newly reopened after a major reno, place looks very nice and clean. There were lots of options on the tick as you go AYCE menu at $19 for adults and $15 for children. Value not really there for the kids. Meats were cut thin and of good quality, dumplings were very good as well as the different type of meat balls. Soup bases were a $7-$10 add one which is typical. Overall service was very good with quick orders and plate clearing. Would return.

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Rodney's Oyster House1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Low Tide Specials
Submitted Monday, May 9, 2011 - 2:26pm [Dine in]

Came here during the week to try the low tide specials from 3-6pm. Called twice the week before to get a reservation and they indicated that they do not take reservations but much to my surprise when I arrived at 5pm, they said the large tables were reserved. They said they changed their policy a few days earlier but I understand from other people, this policy seems to flip flop. The low tide special has one type of oyster at $1.50, approx. 1/2 which makes a big difference if you order a few dozens. Some of the other speicals such as the mussels - over cooked and not very good, scallops - good, pan fried oysters - excellent, are approx. $5 off. Service is a lacking as per the previous reviews and the servers seem to be proud of this reputation. Value is there for the low tide period but wouldn't bother going otherwise. Ambiance is all right for a casual place. Would only return for low tide.

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Suika1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
Solid Restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:42am [Dine in]

Went on a weeknight and it was not very busy. Very casual place with an open kitchen, nice bar and group sitting area in the back with fencing like at a baseball diamond. Tried the salmon carpaccio which was very good, ebi mayo prawns - not crisp and not good, sable fish - good, tuna sashimi - average, fried rice cake - bad, and finally cheesecake - average. Menu is fairly diverse with a fresh sheet menu as well. Overall the food is average for this type of Japanese restaurant. Service was quick and efficient. Pricing is bit on the high side considering the smaller portion sizes. Overall, would rather go to Hapa, Kingyo or Guu.

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Thai Yala Restaurant1925 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Bad Phad Thai
Submitted Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:15pm [Take-out]

Went for takeout for lunch and they have a lunch menu with several combo meals for $7.95 which includes a main, appy and salad. I tried the Phad Thai with chicken. The colour looks a bit off as it's light brown and it was on the wet side. I ordered medium spicy and it was rather bland with too much bean sprouts. That seemed to be the only ingredient other than noodles and a bit of chicken. Rather dissappointed. The appy was your standard spring roll and the salad was pretty sad looking. Much better at Kruai Thai a few blocks South on Lonsdale. Would not go back.

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Menya401 West Broadway, Vancouver
Just allright
Submitted Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 9:41am [Dine in]

Have been to many soup noodle places before but never tried Menya which is near Cambie and Broadway. Had the Tonkatsu noodles and made it a box set which includes gyoza and a rice ball. The soup base was pretty good but the noodles were average with the pork not very tasty. Very small portions with very little corn and bean sprouts. The gyoza (4) were good, nice thin wrapper. The rice ball was really a triangle of rice with some pork inside, just Ok. For the price, $7.50 for noodles and $3.50 more to combo, the value is just average. Would of preferred Pho or wonton noodles. Service was very good with the restaurant pretty basic. Would not return.

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L'Abattoir217 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Great Dinner
Submitted Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:48am [Dine in]

A very nice dinner experience. Tried the raw oysters to start, already shucked and placed on a dish with some mushrooms and sauce, very good. Had a taste of the agnolotti, very good and not overly sauced. For the main, had the lamb loin and sausage - very good. Service was excellent with attentive service and lots of nice free bread. Finished off with the best molten chocolate cake/tart. Very smooth and came with lemon ice cream and rasberry jam. Prices were a bit on the high side but overall worth it. Nice decor with an upstairs and an rear seating area. The only downside was that there is only 1 washroom for the mens.

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Kulinarya Filipino Eatery2922 Glen Dr, Unit 114, Coquitlam
Great Food
Submitted Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 9:23am [Dine in]

Went to this small restaurant located in a strip mall adjacent to Coquitlam Centre on a weeknight. Fairly busy with lots of take out with seating for approx. 20. Tried the chicken and pork BBQ - great sweat savory flavour, Kare-Kare - beef cooked in some peanut sauce, great over rice and the cripsy pata - deep fried pork leg - very good. Ended with the Halo Halo which was the best. Prices are very good, between $8-$12 for the dishes. Family run business and service was very good. Ambiance is very modern cafe type. Would return.

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Biercraft Tap and Tapas Bar1191 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Different name, somewhat different food
Submitted Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 4:24pm [Dine in]

Came and visited after the name change and noticed some different things. Between 2-5pm M-F they have 1/2 price tapas. What a great deal. Favorites include the rare beef, mussels and squid. All done perfectly. Also tried their $28 prix fix menu. Oysters to start - Ok but not their specialty, then the steak and frites - great and tiramasu to end. Service is great even though they are very busy. Great ambiance. Would return for the 1/2 price tapas.

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Taste Of Vietnam, A1016 W Broadway, Vancouver
All right place
Submitted Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 9:58am [Dine in]

Visited on a weeknight and tried a combo dinner. Rather expensive at $16 so actually thought it was for 2 people, but it was only for 1. Steamed rolls were very good, best I've had. Spring rolls were pretty average. Comes with a small beef noodle soup but it was probably 1/3 the size of their small soup if you ordered it a la carte. Also 2 meatball skewers which was just average. Also tried the stuffed chicken wings and it was not good, over friend and dry. Service was pretty quick and efficient and place was clean. Probably would not return for dinner but there are some good lunch specials at reasonable prices (under $8).

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Academic Public House, The1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
Pub then a Club on weekends
Submitted Monday, February 14, 2011 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

Went to catch a Canucks game on a Sat night and they have many big screens around the pub. Great viewing from most of the tables as some of the booths seem to be too close to TV's. Room is very nice with a mix of booths, high tables and low tables. Drink specials everynight and a few good choices of beer on tap. Had the truffle fries and they were excellent. Then had the roast beef sandwich which was just average. Some other interesting sandwiches and will try next time. Also about 6 main course choices. Prices are pretty good as they are in the low teens for the sandwiches. Brunch menu looks interesting as well. Great service. On Fridays and Sat nights, they turn the low table area into a dance floor and it transforms into a club with cover charge and line ups. Sort of like what Bimini's was like. Would return for game.

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Kitsilano Daily Kitchen1809 W 1st Ave, Vancouver
Dine out 2011
Submitted Monday, January 31, 2011 - 9:56am [Dine in]

Went a weekday for dine out and it was not as busy as I expected for this promotion. It was only 3/4 full and this was at the prime time of 7pm. The chef sent out a bean and duck confit dish as a comp appy which was much appreciated, very good. The appies ordered took some time but when they arrived, very good. Had the duck breast - very nice and served chilled. Then had the lamb breast for the main which was very good. Nice and crispy on the outside and very tender. Had the chocolate brownie type of dessert which was also very good. Except for the slow arrival of the appies, service was very good. Wines are a bit on the expensive side with prices starting at $50. Ambiance is nice with a good lookign room. Value for the dine out was great. As for the normal prices, it seems a bit on the steep side.

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Water Street Cafe300 Water St, Vancouver
What Happened?
Submitted Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:02am [Dine in]

Went on a Sat night with a group of people to Gastown without reservations. Tried a few restaurants that were full and came upon Water St. Cafe and they could accomodate. That may of been a bad sign as the restaurant was less than 1/2 full. Service was very poor with very slow service from start to finish. Ordered a salad which was regular and then the gnocchi - nothing really great about it, just sort of just OK. Expected much more. Several friends ordered the salmon pasta and they would not finish as it was overly salty. Overal, a big failure in terms of food. Prices are on the higher side. Ambiance is nice as it's an older style of restaurant with big windows. Would not return.

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Caramba! Restaurante4314 Main St., #12, Whistler
Good choice for Whistler
Submitted Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:57am [Dine in]

Called during the day to make a reservation and this is recommended if you are going on a Friday or Sat. Table was ready when we arrived. Ordered the calamari - pan fried thus not as oilly and was excellent and chicken livers - deep fried and then a brown sacuce added, excellent to start. Shared some main dishes including the pizza - good crust, a bit skimpy on the toppines and small, salmon pasta - small size but done nicely and mac and cheese - nice baked crust. Prices were reasonable for Whistler with the mains in the high teens and the appies in the low teens. Service was very good and ambiance is like a family style restaurant. Would return.

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Torarenbo8191 Park Rd, Richmond
Decent Place for average sushi
Submitted Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 9:53am [Dine in]

Came here on a weeknight and parking is pretty bad in this strip mall due to the chinese grocery store. Ordered the toro - very good, cali roll - standard, chopped scallop roll - standard and chicken karage - bad (over cooked and tough). Overall the sushi was pretty standard, the type you find in many japanese restaurants. The service was decent with no hiccups. The restaurant needs a bit of a reno as it's a bit dingy. Prices were on the high side. Rather go to Seto as an alternative.

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Grub4328 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Food in a cramped space
Submitted Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 9:48am [Dine in]

Came here on a weeknight and it was very busy, all tables had a reserved sign, good thing we had reservations. They have a menu with some salads, dips/meats, and pizzas. The main dishes are written on the black board in a daily special type of menu. Had the 3 course menu for $30. This included the carnivore plate of various cured meats/spreads. Very good a nice portion. Chose the lamb for the main and it was done medium rare and tasted fantastic. Cummin flavour and came along with chick peas, peas and panneer in a mild curry saucce. Pretty big portion. Had a bite of the beef tenderloin and it was great as well. All of the mains, if ordered separately would be $19 which is a great deal. Dessert was a chocolate torte which was very good. Some vegan dishes as well. Ambiance is mediocre. The restaurant is very small with the bar taking up a large portion of the back and one side. This causes some tables to be squeezed in to allow servers to pass, many a kicked chair was experienced. There is a bench type of seating on one side of the restaurant and it was very uncomfortable, as you basically sat straight up. Tables are very close together. Service was good and helpful in menu selections. Would return.

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Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
Great dinner
Submitted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 9:53am [Dine in]

The restaurant doesn't take reservations so showed up just after 6pm on a weekend and didn't have to wait. Tried several different items including Ahi Tuna roll - seems a bit out of place and what I can find at many japanese restaurants, but this was good. Short Rib Poutine - excellent and rich with some truffle oil. Lamb Shank - very big portion, good flavour but a bit on the dry side. Shorty Rigatoni - excellent dish, rich and meaty. BBQ ribs - Good but again like the tuna roll, a bit out of place with the other items. Service was great with tasting of wines before ordering offered and prompt clearing of plates. Never rushed. The restaurant is quite small which makes it intimate. Mains are in the high teens to low 20's, good value. Would return for the poutine alone.

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Raven Pub, The1052 Deep Cove Road, North Vancouver
New Chef
Submitted Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

Saw that the Raven had a new chef so tried it out for lunch. The menu is quite large with lots of new entrees but for lunch stuck to the standard sandwiches/burger area of the menu. Tried the Turkey burger which had some cranberries and mayo sauce. The patty was a bit on the dry side but overall pretty tasty. Maybe a bit thicker and it would of been more moist. Came with a nice side salad with toasted pecans (a bit on the sweet side). Overall a good meal. There isn't a lunch menu so no special prices. Would like to come back and try the place for dinner as that would better reflect the new chef's style. Service was good but a bit slow due to the fact they only had 1 waitress. The pub hasn't had any decor updates in several years and the tables/chairs seem a bit tired. Time to put some money in the place.

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Q4 al Centro780 Richards Street, Vancouver
Nice addition to downtown
Submitted Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 11:45am [Dine in]

Went to try this new restaurant for lunch and was not dissappointed. Shared an appy platter that had some grilled Radiccchio with cheese, ham wrapped veggies, olives, brushettas, gilled sausages.. all very good and a great way to try their appies. Chose the Short ribs in Tagliatelle with short ribs. Came in a rich tomato sauce. A very large portion which could be shared easily. Very good and rich. Service was excellent considering this was their first week of full operation. Value is in line with fine dining in downtown Vancouver and a good location for a pre game or concert meal. Nice decor with high ceilings and cozy room. Would like to try their dinner menu.

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Lobby, The138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Hotel Restaurant
Submitted Friday, December 10, 2010 - 3:34pm [Dine in]

The Lobby (bad name) is located in the Pinnacle Hotel on Lower Lonsdale. New place, open less than a year. Went for lunch and they have quite a big menu. Half a dozen appies, sandwiches and about ten entrees. Had the organic salad and it was pretty ordinary. A few cranberries but no nuts nor cheese. Had the pasta with crab. The noodles were angel hair and a bit too thin as it was a bit on the over cooked side. Sufficient crab and sundried tomato sauce was good. Service was good, ambiance is quite nice but there is no view of the water which you would expect from a waterfront property. Value for a hotel restaurant was average but wouldn't go here for lunch on a regular basis.

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Bishop's Restaurant2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Great night but may need a renovation
Submitted Thursday, December 2, 2010 - 9:51am [Dine in]

Went on a weeknight and the restaurant was about 2/3'rds full. The interior seems a bit dated as it looks like someone's house but with the location on busy W4th, doesn't seem to match. An update may be needed to modernize the interior. Service right away was outstanding with coat cheque, seating etc. Started with the lamb and mushroom tortellini which was very good. Then had the lamb special which was amazing. The loin was cooked just right and did not have an overly gamey taste. The chops were a bit on the tough side and it was tough to get around the bone but still good. Tried their lemon tart which was a great ending. Service throughout was very good. You should expect to pay around $150 for just food per person which is decent for a fine dining place. Overall, good for a special occassion.

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