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dai_loYaletown, VancouverSince February 12, 200926 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2 (2.2)
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Incendio103 Columbia St, Vancouver
GOOD Pizza - SubStandard Service
Submitted Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 10:29am [Dine in]

1st time trying this place and initial impressions were good. They are part of company that also owns Stellas Tapas - and we were looking forward to trying for some time. We dined here with another couple.

They brought us some foccacia bread & oil//balsamic to start. We then ordered a couple salads (Caprese & Roasted Beet). Then the calamari (which was very tasty) followed by a large Gastown pizza.

We enjoyed everything but must point-out that service was a lil' off. 1st they brought us a wrong-salad (which they promptly replaced and left the mistaken one n/c) and then after delivering the calamari - brought NO sideplates and fresh utensils (had to ask twice) and then they left us "unserviced" for some time and made us ask for more drinks.

Food B+, service C-

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Sushigo570 Bute St., Vancouver
Good NOT Great Sushi
Submitted Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 7:01am [Dine in]

This place wood fit the phrase - good not great. It is palatable and there are enuff choices to satisfy most. I normally go for the nigiri combo and sun-out the Cali roll (which is not my fave)
YEAH, I've had much better sushi (even in Vanc) and this place is akin to a food-court place @ mall. But, I would rather come here than go 2 McD's, Subway or the like

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2001 Flavors Plus Potatoes595 W Pender Street, Vancouver
GOOD Pizza-By-The-Slice In DT Vanc
Submitted Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 6:41am [Dine in]

Hey, is this place an authentic, wood-fired pizza restaurant? NO - what they are is a great lil' pizza-by-the-slice joint that makes a pretty flavorrable slice. There are many competitors in close proximity - but this place is the best
Especially LIKE their specialty slices like Ham/Swiss/Tomato. I normally go with one pepperoni and one specialty slice.
Try it - you'll B satisfied

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Average At Best - Best A Miss
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 8:31pm [Dine in]

This place is so over-hyped and under-valued. The food is average at best but throw in their pricing and it's all of a sudden POOR. The decor is a little funky - but unfortunately, I CAN'T eat decor.

They are in desperate need of an experienced "Cuban-trained" chef that can replicate the flavors of Cuba. What they've done is more of a faux-Cuban.

With so many GREAT places on the drive - this is best to miss. GO to Stellas, Fets or Lomabardos instead - you'll thanks me

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
Hit Or Miss
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7:50pm [Dine in]

This used 2 B my fave go-to Italian place on-the-Drive. However their inconsistent quality has me re-thinking my choices.

Normally, we always start with a L specialty pizza and at $25 - it should B GREAT. However on several occasions the pie came out soggy and undercooked - this is UNACCEPTABLE at this price or darn near any price

Also enjoy their calamari and pastas offerings. However these have also been somewhat suspect.

Too bad - since this used to be the standard. Maybe I'll go back to his ex-wife who runs Lombardos

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Burgers Etc. BBQ House4091 Hastings St., Burnaby
GOOD Burgers in N. Bby
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

This kool lil' place serves up a very DECENT burger and is better than Veras or Fatburger.
The burgers can B customized and if you're in the mood for something different - they have pulled-pork and chicken burgers also. Our server suggested I try the pulled-pork next-time-round.
Good - honest burgers in North Burnaby

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Kisha Poppo Japanese Restaurant11660 Steveston Highway, #1060, Richmond
Kinda Like Fried Chicken
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Likes it - Just as the title states: AYCE sushi is exactly like fried chicken - 1st bite is great and then it's all downhill after that.
This place is representative of AYCE sushi places in Richmond - they offer good value if you want a LOT of food but lil' value if you want quality.
If you're like my wife and want to sample a bunch of different items - this is fine. But even though - at the end; she finds the experience "heavy" and not pleasant. If you're disciplined enough to just go for the sashimi - you'll B miles-ahead and this place will work fine.

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good Not Great Chinese Cuisine
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 8:08am [Dine in]

Hons has done an admirable job of keeping their foods authentic whilst trying to bridge the demands of wider-western-appeal w/o total domination with goofy General Tsao Chicken and the likes.

They offer a SOLID wonton/noodle soup and their dishes are tasty and price-friendly. They offer efficient service and you always walk away full and feeling like you received GOOD value. Multiple locations make this a gem when seeking solid Chinese

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Pho Hoa1011 West 49th Ave, Vancouver
Good Not Great Pho
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 8:01am [Dine in]

This place has multiple locations and I have been to three of them. They are consistently AVERAGE at best however do offer a better menu for the Pho-newbies (sorted by groups). Their broth is not as rich or flavorable as many of the top Pho places and everything seems a lil' off. Perhaps this is the "Westernization" of Pho - but I have to say "What The Pho"

OK in a pinch - but much better if you are seeking the true PHOnomenon

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Dave's Fish & Chips3460 Moncton St., Richmond
Gone Downhill
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 7:52am [Dine in]

Doesn't like it - I have been a loyal Dave's patron for nearly 20 years and I am disappointed to report that their quality has gone SOUTH. I always order 2 piece Cod (lightly battered) and enjoy the decadence of fried foods infrequently. My friend and I ordered the same thing so the fish came with regular batter WTF? then they were 2 of the smallest filets I've seen here WTF? the server actually brought two very small filets to compensate (even though I did not complain) the coleslaw was tasteless and after spending $15 ea for fish & chips (with tip) with NO beverages - I canNOT feel less satisfied.
I will be moving my business to Pajos (which has earned my biz) or if I'm near a Cockney Kings or C-Lovers. Perhaps the new developments in Steveston has made Daves complacent - but you have alienated a long-time loyal customer

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Sakura Sushi6390 No 3 Road, #4, Richmond
EXCELLENT Sushi Amongst Sea Of AYCEs
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 8:20am [Dine in]

Do you want really FRESH, TASTY sushi? Do you want hand-formed nigiri mastered by Japanese sushi-chef Are you sick-n-tired of all the Chapanese AYCE places that serve volume VS quality?

GO no further than this lil' joint. It is on the back side of the strip mall right close to the Canada line terminus station. While certainly not fancy - they serve some of the best sushi in town (IMHO) and the prices are very reasonable.

Give this place a try - you'll be back (many times) Notable faves: Panko Dynamite roll, Yam tempura roll, BC roll, Salmon & Toro nigiri and soft shell crab.

YUM!

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
MORE Glitz Than Substance
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 9:47am [Dine in]

While Gotham's may be the place that all the "beautiful" people and gangsters hang out - give it a miss if you're searching for an EXCEPTIONAL steak. At an average of $40+ per steal ala carte - you would think that they were five-star however after ordering their rib eye - I was somewhat disappointed. Don't get me wrong - the beef was decent however they used way 2 much salt (as this was the only taste that stood out). The sides were just average.

IMHO, Hy's is still the premium steakhouse in Vancouver. Among the finest are Metropolitan Grill in Seattle, WA and Sullivan's in Palm Springs, CA

Would probably never go back since there is ust NOT enuff substance to warrant a return-visit

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MacFalafel3601 W 10th Ave, Vancouver
NICE Shawarma - GOOD Valu
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:29am [Dine in]

This place is one of my faves when the mood for Shawarma hits and you happen to be in Kitsilano (Broadway - 10th Ave & Alma).

NICE tasty Shawarma in a non-descript environment. GOOD valu and fast service lend to the overall efficiency. WAY better than fast food and better-balanced than slice-O-pizza places.

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Taco Del Mar11020 No. 5 Road, #128, Richmond
NOT authentic Mexican
Submitted Monday, March 2, 2009 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

This place is definitely NOT Mexican! It is not even what i would call Tex-Mex (American influenced Mexican).

I have been to places in US like Chipotles, and Baja Fresh and this place tries to emulate them but comes up short. locally - they do not stack up VS The Red Burrito.

Best a miss.....

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Izumi-Ya7971 Alderbridge Way, #160, Richmond
GOOD Japanese made by Japanese
Submitted Monday, March 2, 2009 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

Here's a lil' secret - GOOD sushi is nearly always made by Japanese sushi-chefs. In a sea of AYCE (all you can eat) sushi restaurants in Richmond - the stand outs all employ Japanese talent (this one and Sakura Sushi #3 & Cook).

This one is similar to Fujiya (as another member pointed out) and offers similar value & freshness.

I'lll be back!!!

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Cioppino’s1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
VERY good Italian - Yaletown pricing
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 10:48am [Dine in]

Had the opportunity to dine in their private wine room. I was with some company executives and they went all-out:. The food and wine were excellent. Very authentic, tasty and left you wanting more.

YES - it is in Yaletown and pricing and value are reflective BUT hey it's not Cactus Club, Joeys or Milestones - this is TRUE fine dining!

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Sui Sha Ya Japanese Restaurant5300 No 3 Road, #221, Richmond
kinda like fried chicken
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 11:09am [Dine in]

eating here is kinda like fried chicken - the 1st bite is good and then it's all downhill from there. as a matter fact - it is difficult to discern the delicate tastes that truly good sushi embarks. there's also the likelihood of OVER-consumption.

and again - like "fried chicken" is best enjoyed in moderation. good to go with guys with large appetites and small tastebuds

best sushi is prepared by Japanese sushi chefs and not made "ice-cube" style but hey it's AYCE

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Chili Pepper House3003 Kingsway, #1, Vancouver
GOOD - tasty food - friendly staff
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 10:54am [Dine in]

this place ROCKs - a nice place to go if you wanna "kick-it-up-a-notch". We relied on the staff for their recommendations/suggestion and they were spectacular.

We went with a chicken, a beef, a pork, and a vegetable dish ALL cooked to 2.5 star spicy - just RITE!

The beers are kold and the prices fair - definitely a MUST-try. These Chi-Indian places are popular in TO and glad they're conin' here

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Amorosa Pasta House7874 Edmonds St., Burnaby
decent pasta in homey environment
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 10:42am [Dine in]

this place serves decent pasta and is a neat place to share/split some dishes. The calamari was a good starter.

good food and offered good valu - better than some of the pricier joints I've been 2 which often charged more money for less quality/quantity

central Burnaby location and decent pricing are nice also

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The11151 No. 5 Road, Richmond
GREAT commercials - mediocre food
Submitted Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 10:18am [Dine in]

The things that the Keg does well is produce commercials and "price-aggressively" as well as training staff to solicit good tips.

What they do POOR is prepare quality-tasty food and get my simple orders - correct. I have received the wrong steak, over-cooked, and poor quality meals here 2 many times.

The ONLY reason I go is to accommodate friends who insist - otherwise I suggest a MISS. Had better steaks from pizza-houses!

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