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DagwoodPemberton.BCSince May 16, 200642 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.4)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
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Displaying 21 - 40 of 42 Reviews Found
Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
First rate DOV experience
Submitted Friday, February 9, 2007 - 5:00pm [Dine in]

Our recent Dine Out dinner at Chambar was 4 stars across the board and I'd rate the overall experience a 5 based on the incredible value at $25 per person. All 3 of our party thought the food excellent and the DOV deal ans exceptional value.

The fork tender beef short rib stacked on creamy garlic mashed potatoes and topped with a caramelized onion was the highlight for me and my brother. My wife loved her mussels and, because the portion was a very generous one, I got too sample some too. We enjoyed the wine pairings very much as well. Dessert was the Belgian waffles all round.

I think there was a nice mix of a few items from the regular menu and some were DOV specials. It showed off what the kitchen is capable of producing within the DOV price range. We will return soon.

Service was unrushed and low key. I had heard the back part of the restaurant was very noisy but that was not our experience,

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Victoria Chinese Restaurant1088 Melville St, Vancouver
Very Good Dim Sum
Submitted Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

I would rate the food at Victoria Chinese among the best I've had.

My wife and I and our ten year old son tried spring rolls which were very good, served much in the style of filipino lumpia. Only four small pieces though. We also had some excellent tender shrimp dumplings with a generous amount of shrimp); curry beef tarts (interesting juxtaposition of sweet pastry with the mild curry flavour); rock salt fried squid and tan tan noodles. The noodles were just okay, don't think I try them again too soon.

We went Boxing Day for dim sum and the restaurant was packed but service was prompt and friendly. Food arrived at the table piping hot.

Decor is definitely a cut or two above the average neighbourhood Chinese restaurant, with white linen table cloths and uniformed staff, but not formal.

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Samurai Sushi7011 Nesters Road, Whistler
Good value for dollar in Whistler
Submitted Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

Bento boxes for $8.75 are a comparative bargain in Whistler. Samurai is a very popular, basic place for a decent, filling meal. You place your order, then find a seat. Food is delivered by a server though atmosphere is fast food-like.

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Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant355 Burrard Street, #180, Vancouver
Excellent dim sum
Submitted Wednesday, December 6, 2006 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

Was there for lunch today. Tried numerous steamed dumplings, braised vegetables, sticky rice in lotus leaf, BBQ duck & pork, chicken wings and a few items I have no idea what they were. All served piping hot and delicious. Prompt unobtrusive service. Classy surroundings. Best of all someone else paid!

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Sticky Wicket, The919 Douglas Street, Victoria
Great service, friendly atmosphere, decent food
Submitted Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:33pm [Dine in]

Went to the Sticky Wicket the other night for a few pints with a group of about 15 after a meeting. Great service all evening. Even though all separate bills not a word of complaint or the slightest grumbling. That in itself is noteworthy.

Food was actually pretty decent, too. Had lamb shank which was tasty but could have stood another 30 minutes of slow cooking (would then have been almost falling off the bone). Under $30 (including tax, pre tip) for three pints plus dinner.

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Good, but...
Submitted Friday, December 1, 2006 - 10:15pm [Dine in]

...nothing special.

Excellent miso soup. Agedashi tofu was on the oily side. Real crab Cali roll was good and salmon very fresh. Very reasonable prices, Service was very friendly but quite slow.

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Noodle Box, The818 Douglas St., Victoria
Fast food +
Submitted Friday, December 1, 2006 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I expected a little more food quality wise from the Noodle Box. Basically it's fast food, but a definite cut above run of the mill burger joints and such. For ten bucks I had Cambodian Jungle Curry and a side of rice. Can't beat that price. Too bad the cashier/server warned me off trying anything more than "medium" heat. Was actually pretty tame. Will definitely try again when in need of a quick meal.

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Guu Otokomae375 Water Street, #105, Vancouver
Small plates with big flavour
Submitted Monday, November 20, 2006 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

Happened upon Guu in Gastown the other night after attending a lecture at SFU and while waiting for a friend to join me for a couple of beers at Steamworks. Hadn't been too impressed at all with the pub food at S'works and was pleasantly surprised to discover a Guu restaurant almost right next door. I've read lots about Guu on Robson and Thurlow and if they are superior to this place they must be great. Tried some tuna sashimi, scallop spoons, yakisoba and "Mexican" spring rolls. Fish was very fresh and each dish was artistically presented. Good service from very happy staff here.

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
Cactus Club for grown ups
Submitted Sunday, November 19, 2006 - 11:53am [Dine in]

Visited Relish for the first time for a pre-meeting lunch the other day (after reading the positive reviews here). Location is tucked away in a corner of an office complex plaza across from the back of Robson Square.

Both my dining partner and I had smoked salmon fettuccine - a decent sized portion with a generous amount of smoked bacon and salmon. For dessert I had a chocolate mousse served in a caramel basket that tasted excellent, though my partner thought the presentation was "pretentious".

My one visit to Relish to me is what a casual dining experience should be - lots of choices, modest prices, casual ambience, good service and, above all very good quality food!

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Rex Rotisserie & Grill1055 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Incredible table d'hote value
Submitted Monday, November 13, 2006 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

The $25 three course dinner at Rex is one of the best deals in Vancouver right now in my opinion. Was there in late August and then again this past Friday night. Fairly quiet in the evening as it's a little off the beaten path once the offices close.

On our most recent visit my partner had the chile prawns with Asian greens to start - a generous portion with a spicy sweet/sour sauce over gai lan. The beef carpaccio with asiago cheese and fried capers I had left me wanting about three plates more. For mains we had coho salmon and chicken saltimbocca. Both were very good, but the vegetables and roast potatoes stole the show. The bread accompanying dinner is simple but quite unique (to me anyway) and very tasty French bread with black peppercorns. Dessert was an apple tart with cinnamon gelato for me and lemon cheesecake for the SO. Both were wonderful.

Service is very gracious. The room has an understated elegance about it.

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Yoshi Japanese Restaurant689 Denman Street, Vancouver
We'll be back again and again
Submitted Monday, November 13, 2006 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

Tonight was our first visit to Yoshi's and we were impressed. We didn't stray far from the usual stuff we order - chicken karaage, agedashi tofu, (excellent) goma-ae and several rolls. Next time we'll venture further into the menu.

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Thai House Restaurant116 W Esplanade, North Vancouver
Good value at lunch
Submitted Friday, October 27, 2006 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

Dropped in to the Thai House North Van this afternoon for lunch. They were slammed, yet service was very fast and efficient. After reading numerous reviews commenting on disinterested/bad service it's worth noting that all the servers were hustling, water was refilled without asking, food arrived quickly.

I am very partial to the New Edition pad thai (who cares if it's not very authentic...) and mixed seasonal vegetables with red curry sauce - we had both and they were good as usual. Good value with an entertainment coupon. We were probably the only table in the place not having the lunch special.

The room is okay - not what you'd expect at a Thai place, as in it's original incarnation it was home of the Harvest House restaurant IIRC.

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Irish Heather210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Good Craic!
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 12:22am [Dine in]

Great pints. Very good food . We had steak and Guinness pot pie and Great pints.bangers n mash. Tasy and filling. Only critique would be th Curry chips" - little to no curry flavour. Unpretentious atmosphere. Reasonable prices. More great pints...

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Hanami Asian CuisinePark Royal Village, West Vancouver
Complete indiffernce
Submitted Friday, October 6, 2006 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

I've been to Hanami three times over the past several months, most recently today for lunch. The food is okay but overpriced (probably due to location). Service has ranged from indifferent to non-existent. Today will be my last visit. After waiting 30 minutes for a sushi roll then another 15 for my bento box and watching a few other tables who arrivd after m get served, I walked. No explanation or apology from server, just took my money for the roll and handed me my change.

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William Tell, The765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Outstanding Sunday buffet
Submitted Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

When I was a kid the William Tell was regarded as one of Vancouver's finest restauarnts, if not the best. I recently had my first visit there for the Sunday Swiss farmer's buffet. Not a huge selection of items but very high quality food. Somewhat subdued ambiance. Professional and friendly service. Highly recommended.

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Sachi Sushi4359 Main St., #106, Whistler
Good Whistler Sushi choice
Submitted Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

Located off the main tourist strolls, Sachi has developed a strong local following and has been voted as Whistler's best (at least most popular) Japanese in Pique Newsmagazine readers polls for the past couple of years. It's worth looking for. On our last visit we enjoyed chicken karaage, spicy agedashi (order a side of steamed rice to soak up all the yummy sauce), nabeyaki, and a number of rolls. The mango roll and Sachi roll, wrapped with a soy crepe rather than nori, are highlights.

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High Mountain Brewing Co.4355 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Frequent half price specials
Submitted Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 10:10pm [Dine in]

The Whistler Brewpub is a good choice (especially for locals) for lunch (clubhouse, beef dips, etc) whenever they're running their Monday - Friday half price specials, which is quite frequently. Otherwise Caramba for a few bucks more offers better quality and value.

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Fifty Two 80 Bistro and Bar4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
Great for a special occasion
Submitted Monday, September 4, 2006 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

Dined at Fifty Two 80 recently and I wish I had the budget to vist more regularly. We had an early three course prix fixe for $39.95 and were knocked out by each dish. Service is highly professional, decor is elegant. Highly recommended for a special occasion dinner in Whistler.

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Sushi-man1307 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Fast, cheap and decent.
Submitted Monday, September 4, 2006 - 5:45pm [Dine in]

Sushi-man on Marine Crive is something of a guilty pleasure. In our family it is single handedly responsible for the the decline and fall of the fast food burger. Actually maybe not such a guilty pleasure - even bargain basement japaenese food prepared in a very clean environment beats McDs and the like any day in my book.

Weekend shopping trips between Park Royal and Capilano Mall or MEC invariably include a quick lunch here. Lightning fast service - almost assembly line style for the basic lunch special rolls). Sushi special (tuna, Cali and yam rolls w/miso) and a teriyaki bento box come in at under $13 and are plenty for my wife, me and our 10 year old to share. Nothing special but in and out in 30 minutes (or less if you're in a real hurry). Sushi-man is becoming quite popular and is starting to challenge Gen Sushi on Lonsdale as best North Shore cheap Japanese.

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Very good quality and great value
Submitted Monday, September 4, 2006 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

I think the (obvious) reason Toshi is so popular is value Yes, the waits are a nuisance but to get very good quality food without paying high end prices is what will keep me coming back again and again. On our most recent visit last week we had two miso soups, spicy agedashi (excellent), spicy garlic beef (very good), and 5 rools (real crab Cali, Alaska, House roll, mango/smoked salmon and negitoro). All good and all for about $50 including tip.

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