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Crusader17VancouverSince June 27, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

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Guu Otokomae375 Water Street, #105, Vancouver
A great izakaya
Submitted Wednesday, June 27, 2007 - 2:08am [Dine in]

Kitanoya Guu has to be one of the most entertaining places I've been to in this city. The atmosphere there is great - nice decor mixed with friendly and cheerful staff who seem to have shouting contests to see who can greet you the loudest.

The food is delicious, if a tad pricey. Service is great, although it gets bogged down while busy like any other place.

I recommend Thursday nights for the $6.99 umeshu double (plum wine) special.

Kitanoya Guu receives a high recommendation from me, especially if you're looking for a fun and energetic atmosphere to enjoy a few beers in.

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Perfetto Pizza4460 W 10th, Vancouver
Disappointing Authentic Italian fare
Submitted Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

I stopped in at Perfetto after coming down with a craving for a pizza. I had figured that the appearance of the place should have lent itself to a great dining experience, but I was not overly impressed by any particular aspect.

I placed my order and then sat, alone in the restaurant, as the strange-looking woman running the place perched on a bench and stared directly at me for twenty minutes. She proceeded to continue as I ate.

I found that the pizza was surprisingly tasteless. The sauce had no kick to it, the crust was dry and thin, and the toppings themselves were not above average.

The lacklustre food combined with the creepy staring of the manager has resulted in my decision not to return there again.

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Alpha Global Sushi & Bar1099 Richards St, Vancouver
Izakaya Fare at its Best
Submitted Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

Alpha is one of the little gems of Vancouver that I'm glad I found. I was first introduced to it by friends within a week of my initial arrival in Vancouver from Ontario, and I had never eaten at a real Japanese restaurant before.

I was greatly impressed by the food, the service and the ambiance, and have since made it a regular spot where I'm now known by name to some of the staff.

Keisuke runs an excellent establishment. The drink menu is extensive, and the food is varied and delicious. I highly recommend the yakisoba (fried noodles with pork and pickled ginger) or the karaage (can best be compared to fried chicken).

Also recommended are the set meals for large groups. A very wide assortment of sushi, sashimi and other dishes grace your table in a seemingly endless flow from the kitchen.

I've since been to many other Izakayas around town, but this one remains my favourite.

The only drawback is that it can sometimes get a little busy, which slows down service a little. This can't really be avoided, however.

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Diner, The4556 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
Great place for a bite at breakfast
Submitted Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

Point Grey has a dearth of all-day breakfast restaurants, but The Diner fills in nicely.

This small restaurant in the heart of Point Grey's "downtown" area combines an extremely charming ambiance with great food and good service.

Some may find the odds and ends-heavy decor a tad excessive, but I find that the homey British feel it generates is very welcoming and enjoyable.

Whether you're ordering off the breakfast, lunch or dinner menu, the food is all traditional British fare. Bring your appetite, but check your heart at the door - it won't appreciate what you're doing to it!

Highly recommend the Traditional British Breakfast, although the other menu items have so far been quite satisfying.

Will definitely be returning.

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Sasamat Pizza Factory2630 Sasamat Street, Vancouver
Good bang for your buck
Submitted Tuesday, June 26, 2007 - 6:03pm [Dine in]

The lack of pizza places in the Point Grey area led me to try Sasamat Pizza Factory. I was surprised at the notion of a Chinese-run pizza restaurant, but was not disappointed by their fare.

For what in this neighbourhood is a very fair price indeed, you can get a pizza that is both tasty and not over-the-top in any one category. The crust is good, the sauce is good, the toppings are good - I have yet to have a burned pizza, or one with a messy excess of cheese or sauce. This is more than I can say about popular chains back home in Ontario.

Before stopping here I had eaten a week earlier at an authentic Italian place around the corner (the name currently escapes me). I found that their pizza just wasn't very good, and that Sasamat's had it beaten soundly.

Service at Sasamat Pizza Factory is fast and courteous. The Ambiance can't really be measured because it's a take-out shop.

Overall, recommended.

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