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CrispyVancouverSince December 12, 200532 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Displaying 21 - 32 of 32 Reviews Found
Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Overpriced
Submitted Friday, November 3, 2006 - 12:33am [Dine in]

I was eager to try the Noodle Box after reading about how popular it was in Victoria. We tried it out.....well finally got to eat after they mixed up our order and almost gave it to somebody else. OK - not a big deal. For nine bucks you get a box of noodles with a bit of chicken in it. I was thinking that for $9, you'd get a decent amount of food, but nooo....just a little box. Good thing we each ordered our own box - we were still hungry afterward. I'd rather go to some little hole-in-the wall noodle place that doesn't charge so much and has better food!

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New India Buffet & Restaurant805 W Broadway, #105, Vancouver
Butter Chicken with a View
Submitted Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 11:40pm [Dine in]

While the food isn't exactly the best Indian cuisine in town, it isn't really bad for the price - and you get a lovely view to boot - especially if it's a nice day or evening, and you can sit out on the spacious patio. The buffet features a good variety of salad-y things, which I usually bypass in favour of the stuff I came to eat (Indian food!) You can have potato salad, coleslaw, jell-o, etc., but I don't want to fill up on that! Keep going, and you'll find naan, chapati, and various curry dishes of both vegetable and meat varieties. Mutter paneer, of course, and sweet rice. The butter chicken (one of my favourite dishes) is just OK; it tastes like it was made with canned tomato soup. It's not horrible, but it just doesn't hold a candle to the butter chicken available at some pricier joints. The curried lamb is good. This is a good place for large parties, as we noticed a few weeks ago when we were seated next to a very big group of people. And if the spice is too much for you, they'll leave a pitcher of water on the table for your quenching pleasure!

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Ginger and Chili4409 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
The Ginger Beef Rocks!
Submitted Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

We've eaten in and ordered take-out from Ginger and Chili, and the food has always been top-notch. You cannot eat here and not order the ginger beef - it's addictive! The lemon chicken is also pretty good. Hot and sour soup is very good. Every time we've had home delivery, it's been extremely quick, and it is always the same, very cheerful fellow who arrives at our door, proclaiming "Chinese food!!"

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BC Sushi2126 W Broadway, Vancouver
I Remember Bino's!
Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 11:22pm [Dine in]

Every time I go into the restaurant, I'm reminded of the many breakfasts we had here in its' former incarnation (Bino's). We have dined here a number of times in its' current state. For some reason, the quality has gone down a bit since the name changed from Yukiyama to BC Sushi. When we first ate here over a year ago, the service and food were pretty good for the all-you-can-eat menu. Never tried the a la carte menu. Recently, however, the service has been kinda hit and miss. We have sat for quite a while without any service, and while our first orders would come out, ordering a second round would usually result in many missed items. Their Seafood Motoyaki used to be really good - now it's a lot smaller, and not as flavourful. I might give it another chance. I noticed they were advertising all-you-can-eat breakfast a little while ago....wonder what that involved? Don't see that sign up anymore!

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Candia Taverna4510 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Lovely Taverna!
Submitted Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

Nestled in sleepy Point Grey Village, Candia Taverna is hard to beat for a pre-movie nosh (unfortunately the Varsity Theatre just down the block is becoming a victim to money-hungry condo-builders, but that's another topic). I love the grape vines hanging all over the ceiling (OK, I know they're plastic, but they really do add to the atmosphere). I love their roast lamb, and if you ask them to cut down on the salt, they'll abide by your wishes! Sometimes when they have salmon souvlaki on special, that goes down a treat! We have had the same woman serve us on several occasions, and she has been by far the best server we've ever had anywhere - super-friendly, and knows how to talk to the kids. My only minor complaint is the lack of garlic on the garlic bread. Dipping it in hummus will make up for that, though! We order pizza from Candia a few times a month, which sometimes can be touch and go...I think it depends on who's making the pizza. Sometimes it's really great; other times, it's too salty. Sometimes when I walk by there on my way home from work, the wonderful smells from Candia really get to me, and I curse the fact that I have to make dinner when I get home! Opa!

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1465 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Vegetarians Beware!
Submitted Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

This is not the place to go if you don't eat meat! Well, maybe an oyster po'boy might be the ticket if you're into that. However, if there are a few of you, you are hungry, and you aren't dressed up (because getting BBQ sauce on yourself is inevitable), Memphis Blues has your order! Like most people, we order the platter (not the Elvis one, but the $30 feast!) What a great selection of stuff, but I really dig the brisket. And more sauce to go with it! Yeah! And these folks are civil enough to include bottles of Chipotle Tabasco Sauce - I'll put that stuff on anything. Fun selection of sodas, too - be a little adventurous and try something besides Coke to wash it all down - the cream soda we had was excellent! Not too sweet! And the pig wasn't flying the last time I was there - hope it isn't broken! The music can be a little loud at times, but it's part of the "ambiance"! And there is take-out if you want to go eat on the beach or something!

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Joe's Grill2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Eat at Joe's
Submitted Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 3:48pm [Dine in]

We've eaten at Joe's for breakfast many times and have never been disappointed. It has all the usual breakfast dishes one can expect, which makes things easy if it's Sunday morning and you are suffering a hangover. Bacon and Eggs, Omelettes, Waffles, and my favourite - Shrimp Benny. Coffee keeps coming without having to flag down a server. I think they're psychic! In the summertime you can sit outside, although there are only two tables out there. Of course, expect to wait a bit if it's the weekend, unless you get there really early, and really, who gets up early on weekends?

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Red Onion2028 41st Avenue West, Vancouver
Beats the Pants off McBloato's
Submitted Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 12:09am [Dine in]

Unlike McDonald's, which is just down the street, the fries don't suck AND you can have a beer! You can get your burger with raw onions (bleh), or with FRIED onions - the way a burger was meant to be! And with REAL cheese, not that plastic wrapped cheese food crap. It costs a little more than the Golden Armpits, but the burgers aren't tiny at Red Onion. Combine the burger with those amazing fries with the sour cream/dill dip, and you've got a meal. OK, not gourmet by any means, but when a burger of the moo or cluck variety is what you crave, this is the place to be! Milkshakes that won't cause an embolism when you suck through the straw (like at Rotten Ronny's). Every time we've eaten here, the staff have been very friendly - especially to our little boy. He always gets a candy from the big jar by the cash register!

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Topanga Cafe2904 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Been Eating Here for Years!
Submitted Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

When we want to nosh a burrito or enchilada, Topanga is the place to go! We've been coming here for a long time, and started bringing our kid here ever since he was in-utero! Sometimes there is a line-up, but it's worth the wait. Bonus if you can sit on the patio, and watch people go by on West 4th Avenue! Nothing like a Friday evening in the summer, sitting on the patio while the sun goes down, quaffing a margarita, sangria or Corona, while munching on a plate of Carne Nortena!! Your server will bring you a basket of chips with really good salsa while you are waiting for your meal! Save room for the chocolate cake! It's terrific!

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Capricorn Restaurant & Grill656 W Broadway, Vancouver
Pretty Boring
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2006 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

The 80s are calling - they want their menu back!

Went here a few months ago for a friend's birthday dinner. Now I know why it wasn't all that busy on a Saturday night. The food here is boring and uninspired in comparison to all the great restaurants this city has to offer! The menu looks like it probably hasn't changed in over 20 years, offering such standards as fettucine Alfredo, steak and lobster and chicken cordon bleu. Frozen entrees come to mind. The servers seemed like they couldn't care less about the customers.

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All India Sweets & Restaurant6507 Main Street, Vancouver
Decent for the Price
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2006 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

For the money, this is a good place for a quick, curry-infused meal. The vegetarian buffet offers the basic choices of rice, naan, chapati, vegetable dishes, and my seven year-old son's favourite item: mutter paneer (peas and cheese). A basic salad bar is also among the offerings. It's fun to go with a group of people. The metal trays are kinda of reminiscent of prison cuisine, though. After dinner, go back up to the buffet for the deep-fried dough balls in syrup (I'm sorry - the name escapes me!) I sure do love those. And I can't leave All India without a little box of the sweets. Granted, they are an acquired taste, some are kind of chalky, but that's how they're supposed to taste! I really like 'em!!! We've always found the staff very friendly, especially the fellow who called my son "Mr. Cheese!" because of his fondness for the Mutter Paneer!

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Ohako Sushi1414 West Broadway, Vancouver
Not Worth a Return Visit
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2006 - 12:41am [Dine in]

OK - I know it's New Year's Day - there would be a crowd, and I shouldn't have high expectations of an all-you-can-eat menu. No problem - but the service really sucked! The moment we walked in the door, the woman who "greeted" us sternly told us that "There are no tables. We're very busy!" When I asked her how long the wait would be, she responded, "One hour. Forty Minutes". "One hour and forty minutes?" I asked. "Forty minutes" she answered. She told us to sit at the sushi bar. We thought about this, then another employee pointed at a table behind the sushi bar, and said we could sit there. OK - fine. They seemed pretty confused, as if they've never experienced a large influx of people at dinner time. More than once, we were told "We're very busy tonight!" Yes, I realize that; don't give me excuses, just give me decent service! As soon as we sat down, a server tried to give us miso soup, insisting that we ordered it (we didn't). She showed up later again with more miso soup, telling us that we had ordered it (we were still waiting for someone to take our order, so no, we hadn't ordered the miso soup). We were finally able to order a bunch of stuff - most of our order came, but they forgot a few items. We were pretty much forgotten, and had to ask for more tea and water. The food was OK, but nothing more. We've had better food at other all you can eat Japanese restaurants. Creme caramel is the dessert on the all you can eat menu, but the portions are tiny. We were given big soup spoons to eat it with, accompanied by the explanation that they had run out of spoons because (guess what?) "We're very busy tonight!" I think a better all you can eat experience can be had at BC Sushi (formerly Yukiyama) at Broadway and Arbutus, although I think BC Sushi is a bit more expensive, and their menu has changed a bit since they changed their name - don't know what's up with that.

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