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daisukeRichmondSince December 26, 20069 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Enigma4397 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
average and nothing more
Submitted Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 6:59am [Dine in]

It seems like if you get your food hot these days, it's a plus. if your food arrives on time, it's supposed to mean that the restaurant is good. What happened when those things were standard a few years ago?
The food here is okay, no worse than a Milestones, no better than an Earls. The relaxed atmosphere is nice but the prices are a bit high or what you get. All the items that get listed as 'homemade" taste like they come pre-made in a bucket or bag but hey, that's the going rate these days with most restaurants of this calibre.

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Feenie's2563 W Broadway, Vancouver
pretentious but worthwhile
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 7:46am [Dine in]

The waitresses/hostesses act like they own the place but what do you expect in this new era of designer food and superstar kitchen staff. The food for me personally has gotten greasier , but for the price, it's pretty standard fare nowadays. Nothing too fancy, maybe the peking duck club house or the lobster eggs benedict which is always too runny and lukewarm which might make some feel a bit queasy like it did me. I like the room and the space. A good date spot when food isn't the only thing to worry about.

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
too much hype
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 7:34am [Dine in]

Save yourself the hassle of dealing with overdressed waitresses who are desperate for tips and compliments. Really, who is going to say the food is complete $&%^ when the waitress asks? At least we're not that rude.

The ambience is pretty nice but the food is NOT worth the money. Mediocre at best.Seriously, just go up to Capers and buy the same Vij's curry in a bag to go from there and skip the irritating service. Buy from Rangoli's freezer area if you want to deal with going in there. The place was just set up as a place where Vij can throw the spillover of people waiting to get into Vij's next door for dinner. The only plus is that you don't have to deal with Vij coming around to your table and irritating you while you try to eat. he saves that for next door. Even Sarah mclachlan was a bit disappointed with her dish at Rangoli last time I went.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill823 Denman St, Vancouver
Delish
Submitted Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:14am [Dine in]

The line-ups suck at times but when a spot opens up and you're raring to go, this is the place. Your clothes end up smelling like charcoal grill but it's worth it to eat these mighty grilled meats on sticks. The grilled mochi, The grilled beef tongue, the hearts, the chicken skewers everything was delish.
The newest loaction on 4th avenue, although smaller serves up the same delicious charcoal grilled meats so if this place is too packed, head across the bridge. it's worth it.

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
why bother?
Submitted Thursday, January 11, 2007 - 7:05am [Dine in]

If you're desparate for sushi and I MEAN desparate, this might be an option for you. Maybe if you have no taste buds and haven't a clue about sushi in the city and you've gotten your chops from one too many all you can eat sushi places and chinese or other asian other than japanese owned sushi places, then you might like this place.

awful bland food, lukewarm sushi and crowded tables where you're can guarantee to have some loudmouth drop food pieces from his/her mouth while dining next to you and yapping to their eating companion. Yes, the tables are THAT close together.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
tasty
Submitted Saturday, January 6, 2007 - 5:14am [Dine in]

Pretty decent food and view for a place that now occupies the old Hooters space. Interesting food mix as it's Japanese meets western meets Mexican in a way. They have natchos japanese style as well as burgers.

The tuna dishes were pretty good but I loved the chikuwa dish as well as the steak. The service was very good considering all the drunken yahoos that must have been celebratiing a birthday or a wedding.

I'd like to give it another go and add to the review.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Superb.
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

Delicious, fast, friendly without any useless banter from the staff.
Your money should be spent here.

From the minute you walk in until you second you walk out it's a pleasant delicious experience rivalled only by Kingyo whom i believe they are also owners of.

The beef tataki, the grilled pork cheek, the cold beers everything is perfect in this place and consistent visit after visit after visit. No excessive talking and sucking up tactics by any of the wait staff or owners which is turn off at any place but if that's your thing, go to "HAPA". i think owner banter is on the menu.

The service is always pleasant, quick and courteous. pretty much anyone I know that has gone here has converted from any other izakaya in town which is pretty amazing since there are plenty to choose from in the city nowadays.

One of the best places in town.

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Hapa Izakaya1479 Robson St, Vancouver
HAPA? half the food, half the fun
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

Hapa or "halfer' is right. Double the price for poor value and poor service. Overpriced dishe served by attractive waitresses who can't tell the difference between local and import beers. An owner who couldn't stop mentioning to anyone who would listen that he was a "hapa" and named Justin and that it was his restaurant. I think the whole city knows that by now and maybe you should consider calling your next venture 'My name is Justin and i own this restaurant" If they spent more time on the food instead of trying to make the customers understand who owns the place it might not be too bad.

The food was overtly salty, which makes for having to order overpriced and water-down drinks a must. ( a cheap bar tactic and throwing salted prezels on the table might be a better trick), the tardiness of the service only rivalled by 'The eatery' and the atmosphere pretentious but very nerdy.

Spend your money at any of the Guu establishments. They'll get your order right havre it to you within 10 minutes and everything will taste great. Avoid this place unless you love hearing the owner talk about himself.

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
Now this is what a Japanese Izakaya should be.
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

I'm going to keep this short because I've only gone there once and it's not fair to judge a place that was this good just by the first visit. I'm going to go back and see if the consistency is still up to par. The food was delicious although small in portion size. The Eel rice was amazing!

The room itself is a work of art and the artists hired to shape the place up did a wonderful job.

The waitresses were a bit overwhelmed by the number of orders received this evening so they were slow, but waiting 20 minutes is nothing compared to the recent waits I've endured at awful places like 'the eatery' and "hapa".

overall, a very good time and am looking forward to going there again in the new year.

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