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DaGasManVancouverSince September 12, 200617 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
2nd visit
Submitted Friday, March 23, 2007 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

Came here for the 2nd time on a Wed night with a couple friends because I wanted to use the Entertainment book coupon...We spit a pizza, a seafood penne, and a rigatoni bolognaise. The rigatoni bolognaise was quite good; the sauce was meaty and the rigatoni was very al dente, nice and firm. The seafood penne however was lacking in flavor and the pasta was too soft for my taste. Portion size of the pasta was decent, nowhere near Anducci's though. The pizza itself was quite tasty, had a thin crust and lots of toppings. I guess this thin crust pizza is meant to be eaten by knife and fork, because it was difficult to pick up and eat. Nothing wrong with that, but the small oval plates that they give you to eat with are just ridiculous. They are too small to even fit a whole slice and when we tried to eat it with knife and fork, the plate was so small that it would move and slide when trying to cut. I found this very annoying. The water glasses were again also very small. Food took longer than I expected, even though the restaurant was busy. When I looked into the kitchen, I saw only one cook making the pizza while the other just basically stood there and stared. Maybe he was new and was in training. Waitresses were polite and attentive. The mall environment is not the greatest, but I go to restaurant to eat and talk with friends, not to look outside.

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Coast1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
good impression
Submitted Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

went here for dine out last fri...keep in mind our reservations were at 5:00pm but we didn't arrive until 5:30 due to traffic...the hostess was not rude about our tardiness at all..maybe because the restaurant was not full yet...the restaurant itself is very chic, has a nice patio and nice decor inside...the large table in the center of the room is kinda cool...food was very good; simple yet prepared with high quality. Appetizer was a nice sized piece of braised beef with goat cheese and two small crab tacos...braised beef had very nice flavor, went well with the cheese...had the lamb sirloin for entree with green beans and mash potatoes...meat was very tender, perfectly cooked and flavorful...had apple tart for dessert, nothing spectacular but very satisfying. Service was polite and attentive...we were not rushed at all...only complaint is that the tables we were seated at were quite close together and were not very private...the table next to us were squeezing by to get to the bench seat and i found that it interferred with dinner.

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
not that impressed...
Submitted Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - 11:43am [Dine in]

went here yesterday with 3 friends for dine out....i thought the decor was out-dated and the swivel chairs were uncomfortable and didn't offer any back support...food was ok; flavors in the salmon sampler were muddled...candied salmon should not be paired with the smoked salmon, should have been separate in my opinion...not a big fan of candied salmon anyways, its just salmon jerky....lamb shank on cous cous was decent, not outstanding....some of the pieces of lamb were lacking flavor and seasoning...the serving size of the salmon entree was huge...the duck confit was also a good portion size...the passionfruit pudding cake was very light and refreshing...the restaurant ran out of the wine we requested and were offered a substitute...my friends wine glass was not very clean and she asked to get a new one with no problems...service was very attentive, prompt, and polite...restaurant has so much more potential being on the water

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
very nice....
Submitted Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

went here for dineout with a few friends...nice decor, nothing outstanding special, but quite inviting and warm...lighting was dim, but not too dark...the restaurant was quite busy, almost all the tables were full. I had the tuna takaki which was very good and fresh. The main was the beef ragout; nothing that special, sort of a beef stew with some fettucine noodles...but the beef tasted very rich...the dessert was a green tea cheesecake with wasabi ice cream; the green tea cheesecake was nothing spectacular, but the wasabi ice cream was quite interesting. The service was very friendly and prompt...had a good experience, but was not blown away...definitely above average in both food and service.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
great deal
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 7:41am [Dine in]

The quality of the food is not the greatest, but its pretty damn good for the price. It just depends on how much importance you place on quality over quantity. The calamari was slightly overcooked, and the batter was falling off the squid. The meatballs were also overcooked, but tasted really good. The roast lamb was also very delicious. The service was very good for such a busy place. My two friends and i waited for about 30min to be seated, which wasn't that bad considering the value...it just made us more hungry...Typical greek ambience...one complaint that I have is that the door would open every once in awhile due to the large lineup and a gust of cold air would come in...other than that, I would definitely visit here again if I had time to wait in line. Can't go wrong with such a large plate of food of good quality for such a cheap price.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
its ooook...
Submitted Sunday, December 10, 2006 - 10:01am [Dine in]

I called at 6:15pm and made reservations for 6:30pm for 2. When we got there at 6:25pm, the host asked us to wait. After 10min, we were handed menus, thinking that we were going to be seated, but were then asked to wait in the waiting area. Another 10min pass before we were seated. I don't usually mind waiting, but if you agree to give a reservation, I think that they should have the table ready when we arrive. 5min after we ordered, our rice arrived....before the dishes arrived. But after the server realized that our dishes weren't ready, he took the rice back...and then brought them out again after our dishes arrived. The food was good, portions kind of small for the money I thought. Had the lamb curry and vegetable hot pot. The lamb curry was delicious. When entertainment book coupon was used, it was a great deal. The manager gave us a free takeout bowl of rice as well, which was very nice.

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Hi Genki Japanese Restaurant6680 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
ghetto but ok
Submitted Friday, December 8, 2006 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

went here today for lunch cuz its nearby. my friend ordered the chicken curry and i ordered the unagi don. The unagi don wasn't good as i expected, it was missing the smokiness and didn't have the sweet sauce. I don't think the unagi was grilled, which is what i'm used to. Selection here isn't that bad, they have a few daily lunch specials to choose from. Prices are reasonable as well. No sushi, but they have takoyaki and potato croquettes. The takoyaki are quite good. Theres nothing to look at here, just go here to eat. I would go back, but not for the unagi don.

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Bon's Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo St., Vancouver
can't complain...
Submitted Monday, November 20, 2006 - 8:26am [Dine in]

$3 for 2 eggs, toast, bacon or sausage, and hashbrowns...you can't complain about that...great breakfast for early saturday afternoon after a night of drinking. The only complaint that i have for the food is that the hashbrowns were kinda burnt a lil bit...but what can you expect for 3 bucks?! ok, so the place is nothing to look at, the service was fine, but what do u expect for 3 bucks?

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Me-N-Ed's Pizza Parlor7110 Hall Ave, Burnaby
not bad...
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

This place is like an old school pizza parlour, which was pretty cool...i split a large pizza with my friend...pizza was thin crust and had quality ingredients...however, it cost about $20 and it was special...$20 for ONE large thin crust pizza? Not worth it to me...you can get 2 larges at another pizza place for a little more, and it would have a thicker crust...beer on special is at decent price...
if you are a thin crust pizza connosieur, i would recommend this place...no denying that it is good pizza, but i don't the money.

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant4820 Kingsway, #236, Burnaby
ridiculously bad service....
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

The only good thing about this place is that its open until 4:30pm for lunch buffet...well, maybe it isn't a good thing...the service is terrible...most of the staff are rude (i understand its really busy, but c'mon...) when we asked for more tea, the server took the tea pot and didn't come back with it. We were ordering 12 oyster motoyakis per order, and they would only bring 8...some items didn't even come at all, and we ordered it at least 3 or 4 times...menu is very very limited compared to other sushi buffets...The food is borderline decent (at least the hot items came out hot). Will definitely try not to come here again, only came here cuz i had no other choice, and cuz i was craving AYCE sushi...next time i will wake up earlier instead, or just go to tomokazu the next day.

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Kenzo Japanese Noodle House6907 Kingsway, Burnaby
good on a cold day
Submitted Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 9:17am [Dine in]

just moved in the neighborhood and decided to try it out late last night...the menu is limited, with ramen and some other popular korean dishes and appys...i had one of the spicy ramens, and it was pretty good...soup base was spicy, but not too spicy...ramen was better than instant kind...ramen is not as authentic as Kintaro ramen, but good nonetheless...good value...will go back again.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Wow...
Submitted Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 7:51pm [Dine in]

Went for a friend's bday dinner...we shared the mussels and they were the best i've had; very tender and not chewy at all...also had the fois gras terrine...for main I had the smoked black cod and it was absolutely delicious...the cod melted in my mouth and the cream sauce on the bottom was a great compliment...I definitely recommend it. The portion was size was a bit on the small side, but i guess its expected...the lamb shank was also quite good, however it paled in comparison with the black cod...The service was great...the ambience was nice...very nice place for an intimate dinner or special occasion...will visit again

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Minoas Greek Taverna3823 Kingsway, Burnaby
good lamb
Submitted Monday, September 25, 2006 - 9:25am [Dine in]

Went for dinner last night...my friend had the chicken souvlaki and I had the lamb. The portion size of the roast lamb was pretty big...it was very tender and had great flavor. I would definitely recommend it. My friends chicken souvlaki was just ok, it was a bit on the dry side and didn't taste very souvlaki-ish. Both of our rice pilaf was overcooked and too soft. Our server didn't seem very friendly and she didn't smile...she kind of just threw the greek salad on the table...
It was a great deal with the entertainment book coupon, might I add...don't know if I would go without the coupon.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
great ramen
Submitted Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

I had the medium miso soup with fat pork yesterday. The soup base was rich, but not greasy or oily tasting. The fatty pork was delicious, very tender and flavorful, but I wish they gave more than 1 piece. The noodles were also very good; got a little bit of chew to them.
The place itself isn't anything great to look at (but i'm not expecting a fancy restaurant; its basically a noodle shop). I was with 3 other friends and other than the 1 big table at the front of the restaurant, there weren't any big tables, only tables for 2 and the bar stools. I've read complaints about the smell of the restaurant, but I thought the smell made my mouth water; gives the place a very homey feel.
Perfect place to grab a very satisfying meal on a cold, rainy day.

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Banana Leaf1096 Denman Street, Vancouver
great food for great price
Submitted Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

My friends and I shared a couple plates and appys. We ordered the chicken and beef curry and expected a coconut curry, but we didn't taste any coconut. Quite tasty nonetheless. The roti kanai is very delicious. The papaya salad was very fresh with pieces of papaya and pineapple. My friend doesn't eat a lot of spicy foods but she was able to eat everything. The lighting in the restaurant is quite dim, but gives a very warm feel. Its quite a small restaurant, and we had to wait for about half an hour without reservations...not a complaint, just a suggestion for others if you are expecting to be seated right away...guess it speaks for the food.
Great bang for the buck!

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mixed thoughts...
Submitted Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

Went to enjoy the monday special...The oysters tasted very fresh and were very nicely shucked. It did take awhile for the oysters to come to our table. In addition to the oysters, 5 of my friends and I shared two of the sampler platters. The sablefish was delicious, very buttery and perfectly cooked. The salmon and lobster were overcooked. The crab was perfectly cooked and very flavorful for simple boiled crab. The clams and mussels in broth were very tasty and cooked to perfection; not chewy at all...the crabcakes were very dissapointing; they were tough and as if they were bought in the frozen section of a supermarket (and i suspect they are)...Therefore mixed feelings about the food, since the worse thing you can do to seafood is overcook it...
I used the entertainment coupon with the two platters...the most discount they can take off is $30 off of one of the platters (the entertainment deal is for buy one get one free) but I guess its understandable since one platter costs $75.
Our server was very genuine and friendly...However, she did not return my entertainment card and i forgot about it as well...Came back the next day asking about it, and she said she didn't remember...that was kind of dissapointing.
The bench chairs were quite uncomfortable.
A little overpriced in my opinion. Only the specials are worth it.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
tasty....
Submitted Monday, September 11, 2006 - 11:21pm [Dine in]

Good atmosphere for the type of food they serve...the yelling of the waitresses makes for a nice authentic japanese feel. Food was pretty good. The chicken karaage was slightly oily but quite tasty, and some of the pieces are boneless...the raw oysters were delicious, but they weren't perfectly shucked (there was bits of shell when eating). The japanese pasta was really good; nice chewy noodle with kimchi sauce. Great place to hang out, have a drink, get some munchies...the waitresses are cute too

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