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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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Benkei Ramen3217 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good Ramen but small portion.
Submitted Friday, July 23, 2010 - 10:43am [Dine in]

Went on a weeknight and it was not very busy, only 2 other tables. Not like the locations in the West End. Tried the Shoyu Ramen which had some pork, spinach, bamboo shoots. A bit on the small side for approx. $7 and this was after I added extra noodles for $1 extra. Noodles were good but I can't really tell the difference between the ones you can buy in the supermarket and these ones. Soup was really good. A bit light on the pork, only 2 slices. Overall, not bad but not worth the price. Tried the Gyoza's and pretty good for $4. Fast and efficient service and new place which is quite nice. For soup noodles, rather stick to Pho across the street.

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Nao Sushi7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
Lunch Boat
Submitted Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

Went during the weekend and decided to try the lunch boat for 2. Cali rolls, some sushi, chicken terriyaki, tempura, gomae. Overall it was very good but a bit small for what you are paying for. I guess $21 for 2 is not too much but there are many places that serve good lunch bento's for a bit less. Quality is very good as there seems to be some Japanese staff working. Busy lunch crowd, good service and ambiance is good. Would return.

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Hurricane Grill, The999 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Average Lunch place
Submitted Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

Came here for weekday lunch visit. A bit before noon and the place was pretty empty. Nice outdoor seating with a big screen TV outside. Noticed it was not in HD but was not here for sports viewing. Tried the chicken burger and it was pretty average, nothing specatcular. Average side salad. For the price at $12, a bit overpriced. Service was good and the food came out fast which is important for weekday lunches. Overall an OK place but would prefer Earl's or Cactus Club.

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Vinam Vietnamese Cuisine123 Carrie Cates Court, #145, North Vancouver
Good lunch spot
Submitted Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

This is located in the Lonsdale Quay and is part of the food fair. They have many combos and I tried their roll dip (large spring like roll) - good and with lots of meat inside, pork skewer- a bit on the dry side, noodles-standard filler but tasty and rice roll-good with some meat inside combo. A good price at $7:50. They give you a bit of a salad but nothing to mention about. Service is fast as expected for a food fair and ambiance is average as you sit in the food fair. Good views of the water. Would return and try the salad rolls.

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
Good Pizza, so so Pasta
Submitted Monday, June 21, 2010 - 10:39am [Dine in]

Went here on a weeknight and haven't been here in a few years. Nothing seems to have changed with the decor and it's a nice open area feel even if it's inside a mall setting. Tried their pizza special, all meat. Really good crust and lots of toppings. Could of used a bit more sauce but very good pizza. Tried their calamari and it was different, no real coating so not crunchy and a bit chewy, just OK. Had some of the pastat and it was just average, Pappredelle pasta, a bit on the overcooked side and it as room temp. Lots of sausage meat in it. Service was really good even with a large table. Prices a bit on the steep side for pizza annd pasta.

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Gold Train Express Vietnamese Cuisine3236 West Broadway, Vancouver
West Side Pho
Submitted Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 8:51am [Dine in]

Went here on a weeknight and they were pretty dead, only 2 tables. Ordered a large Pho and it was just average, sufficient noodles but the tendons were a bit on the skimpy side with the beef being just OK. Soup is a bit on the bland side as well. The salad rolls were below average, as they were a bit small and had too much bean sprouts inside. Service is typical of a vietnamese pho place, minimal but adequate. Ambiance is a bit strange as they have mismatched decor, a bit western with a bit Eurpopean with some neon signs. Value is just OK and would return for Pho as there are not too many options in kits.

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Jade Seafood Restaurant8511 Alexandra Road, Richmond
Dim Sum Experience
Submitted Monday, June 14, 2010 - 10:36am [Dine in]

Went here for Dim Sum on Sat. You get 20% off if you order before 11am so it's gets pretty busy. Ordering seems to be a problem here. Instead of ticking a sheet of paper, you have to order from the waiter. This seems to delay the process as the waiters are super busy, typical for a chinese restaurant, and you may forget what you want. Dim Sum items were pretty good and above average for this mid-high end place. All of the standard items were tried. Some vegetarian items and tried a few and they were good as well. Nice place with ample parking which is important. Service seem to be their only weakness. Slows down after 11:30 so if you don't care about the discount, come then. Good value with the 20% off. Will go back.

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Clubhouse255 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Average Sushi
Submitted Friday, June 11, 2010 - 8:44am [Dine in]

Went here during the weekday and it was pretty busy for a restaurant in the middle of an office/industrial area, for now. The place is needs a reno but perhaps it has been put off due to redevelopment potential. Decor is old and a bit dark inside. Food is your basic sushi with the addition of the Japapnese pancake dish. I've had this is Japan so when it came out, I was a bit dissappointed. It should be relatively flat but when it came out it was 6 inches high. Stuffed with veggies, noodles and some seafood - just OK. Sushi ordered and it was very basic and a bit on the rough side, not much thought put into presentation. Prices are just OK for the quality you get. Service was good but a bit slow.

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Pourhouse Restaurant162 Water Street, Vancouver
Refined Bar/Pub
Submitted Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 8:52am [Dine in]

Went on a weeknight and it was about 40-50% full. The place is a throwback to the 1920's or 30's with a nice bar and seating area. The seating area is a bit dark so it's not a tempting place during the summer months if you want to enjoy the sun. Ordered the scallops - very good but only 3, Squid - good, ceasar salad - very good. The menu options are pretty good but I would prefer a bit more on the appys. The Mains seem pretty heavy for summer as they seem to have a lot of meats. Tried a smoked meat sandwich which was very good, but the fries were hand cut and were a bit too thick, thus not crispy. Service was good. Overall OK for value but would return to try some of the cocktails, a tad on the expensive side at $10-$12 each.

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King's Head, The1618 Yew Street, Vancouver
Put some money into this place.
Submitted Friday, June 4, 2010 - 10:53am [Dine in]

Went here as Local was too busy on a weeknight, what a mistake. The place has not changed in over 10 years. The washrooms are graffitti filled and needs some minimal upkeep. The interior is run down, dark and totally unappealing. As expected, there were very few people inside but the patio was full. Seems like they have a new menu, probably just to increase prices. Ordered the burger and the patty was really small and dry. Onion rings were your standard ones that were prepared by someone else. Overall the food was bad. Service was just OK. I think this place needs to close down and renovated. Value was poor given the quality of food, burgers around $10. Will not return.

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Nuba207B West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Nice place for something different
Submitted Friday, June 4, 2010 - 8:58am [Dine in]

Went here on a weekday and surprised how busy it was. Nice place but a bit dark as it's in the basement. There are some windows on one side of the restaurant but all you see are mostly legs walking by. Very nicely decorated with a few tables quite close together along the walls. Went and tried the platter for 2 as you get a sample of many of their dishes. A platter of dips including hummus, an egg plant dip, and chopped parsley salad came with pita. Very nice dips and a good way to start, but can be quite filling. Then came the 3 meat platter which had chicken - not very flavourful, lamb - very good, and prawns - very good. A side dish of veggies came as well including fried cauliflower - excellent, roasted pototoes- OK, and a salad - OK. Overall the food was very good. Total price at $45 which is a pretty good value. Service was good but an explanation of dishes would of helped. Would return.

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Earls1095 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Just your average Earl's
Submitted Monday, May 31, 2010 - 1:45pm [Dine in]

Came by for lunch on a weekday and it was quite dead. There were only a few tables on the sit down side and bar side that were occupied. Shared some chilli chicken, dry ribs and dip and they were just OK. Shared some pizza and it was pretty good. Nothing outstanding but I guess didn't expect it to be. The service was just Ok. Prices seem a bit on the steep side as I guess they don't have a separate lunch menu, all items are at dinner level prices. Ambiance was pretty good with a good bar area. Would not make an effort to go to this Earl's.

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Judas Goat Taberna27 Blood Alley, Vancouver
Tapas
Submitted Thursday, May 20, 2010 - 10:15am [Dine in]

Went by on a weeknight and it was about 3/4 full, not as busy as I expected. Just beside Salt on Blood Alley. Tried several items:
Bruschetta - Peppers and goat chese - good and stewed mushrooms - good.
Beef Brisket meat balls - a bit too mushy and fell apart, tomoto sauce tasted like it came from a can - average, Veal Sweatbreads - very good, Braised Pork belly - best dish of the night, lamb cheeks - very good, Gin pressed Watermelon - didn't like this, worst dish, scallop tartare- just ok and the crips prosciutto salad - very good.

Overall some hits and misses with the dishes. Hot items are prepared outside the restaurant and reheated in zip lock bags. Open kitchen atmosphere. Small place thus cozy but ambiance is good. Service was very good. Value was just ok with dishes ranging from $6-$10 and portions are pretty small. Would return to try some others.

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Sunshine Diner2649 West Broadway, Vancouver
Extra for hashbrowns
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

Visited here for breakfast and noticed that many of their omlettes, bennies did not include has browns. They cost an extra $2 which is unusual as they are normally included in the price. The prices weren't cheap as bennies were in the $10+ range. Chose the french toast which was good, came with eggs and bacon. Good service, coffee was a bit on the weak side. Nice ambiance with a 50's looking diner. Always busy, nice place to go.

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Pho 98105 East 12th Street, North Vancouver
Just OK Pho
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

Not too many choices for Pho on the North Shore. Spotted this place a few months ago and went during the week. Tried one of their combo meat Pho's. The soup was a bit bland when compared to some others I've tried. Size for a large is average with good amount of meat. Quality of the meat was just average. Noodles were standard. Service was quick and price at $8 for large is a bit on the high side. Ambiance is bare and standard for Pho places. Overall, just OK.

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HML Seafood Restaurant5890 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
Average Richmond Dim Sum
Submitted Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

Came here for the first time in a few years. Seems like there has always been a Chinese restaurant here but I was told this one opened a few months ago. Couldn't really tell the difference as the layout remains the same as well as the decor. Dim sum M-F is 20% off which is good. The normal items (Har Gow, dumplings, steamed rice noodles etc) were good. Had some stir fried rice and noodle dishes on special for $7. Tried the fried rice and it was just OK. Speciality items were a bit more expensive at $7+. Overall good service and value and would return on a weekday. Cost was approx. $12/person.

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Le Bistro Chez Michel224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
Average
Submitted Friday, April 30, 2010 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

Visited twice over a 6 month period. Once for dinner and once for lunch. The most recent was lunch and had a great table by the window where there is a great view of the water. Started with the mussels and they were not very good. Very small thus they seemed not be fresh. The tomato based soup was just average. Tried the seafood salad and it was pretty good with ample seafood over spring greens. Service was good and the value was not that great considering prices were in the mid teens. Would not return.

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Eighties Restaurant110 West 14th St., North Vancouver
Breakfast
Submitted Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:53am [Dine in]

Tried their eggs benny. They have 4-5 different types and 4 of them are the same price but don't let you mix and match which is too bad. Tried the traditionally and asked for the sauce on the side and they forgot. I think they scrapped the excess off after they realized. Sauce was just OK, better than their previous cheese sauce they used. Eggs a bit overcooked but overall satisfactory. Good value at $7.50. Service was standard as well as the surrondings. Sort of a cheap diner for locals.

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Cobre52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Dine Out
Submitted Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 8:50am [Dine in]

Went on a weekday to try the Dine out. Had the lamb soft tacos and it was very good. Ground lamb in a small corn tortilla, 4 of them. Tried the duck appy and didn't like it, a bit on the dry and gamey side. The wild boar belly was good but a bit thick on the sauce side. If they would add some sort of starch component, it may of cut the salty/sweet sauce a bit better. The dessert was caramel and pineapple. Just average. Basically the dine out menu comped the dessert thus overall value was just so so. Good service and place looks great. Will go back and try the other tapas.

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Pantry Restaurant, The425 6th Street, New Westminster
Burger for Breakfast
Submitted Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

Not too many choices in New West so decided to try the Pantry. Got there at 11am and decided to order a burger instead of breakfast. They had a $8.99 burger special and ordered the mushroom and cheese burger. Had some hot peppers on them but not as hot as they described. Overall good size patty but pretty hard meat, nice bun. Burger was pretty average. It came with soup but you can have unlimited fries. Soup was tomoto noodle and it was not very good, sort of an afterthought it seemed. Service was quick and efficient. Value was decent for what you got. The place needs an upgrade as it seems worn down. Would return for breakfast next time.

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