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denizrichmondSince January 27, 20098 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
not this time
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

I usually prefer to come the Crave for their brunch. Good omlettes, decent hollandaise, delicious crab cakes, good service... all you need on a Sunday breakfast.

I wanted to try their lunch menu today and stopped by for the burger. It was terrible. The bun or the foccacia bread was so stale, it crumbled with every bite, I almost choked on it. The patty was decent but nothing you wouldn't get anywhere else. I wonder if it is made fresh in the house. Rest of the burger was not seasoned at all other than a teaspoon of mayo smeared carelessly on the bottom. The caesar salad accompanied the burger was worst I have ever had. There was barely dressing, which by the way was very very bland, on the leaves. I managed to finish the sandwich but left the lettuce on the plate. A meh burger with salad and a drink, $25 (inc.tip). On the other side service was very attentive and good which kinda made the day.

I expected a bit more from the Crave, but not this time i guess.

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Tomato Fresh Food Cafe2486 Bayswater Street, Vancouver
breakfast...meh!
Submitted Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

Today we stopped at the Tomato Cafe for breakfast. The room is big with high ceilings, somewhat cold. Service was good and pleasant. Started with a coffee which probably was worse than Denny's. Not that I had high expectations; it was weak, watery.. For the second cup I ordered an Americano which was lacking in taste as well. Oh well, picked The Benny from the menu, my wife went with an omelet. Omelet and my poached eggs were cooked very good. As far as the hollandaise goes, seasoning was very good, texture was poor. Both of breakfast potatoes were probably cooked the day before. It had that stale, fridge smell and were burnt. I am usually not picky on food, but this time I had to pick black crustings and dehydrated onions from potatoes before digging in. Would I go back....mmmm probably not...

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
flawless
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

I have read the mixed reviews about Tojo's, but still went for our anniversary dinner. We ordered the omakase. First things first our food was extremely fresh and flavorful. Each dish presented just right. It was a nice showcase of simplicity and elegance. Everything was cooked perfectly.

Prices.... well it is expensive. Does it worth it? Yes, sir. Tojo' s is one of the best japanese restaurants in North America. It is an experience to eat in his restaurant. And anywhere else in the world, you would pay similar amount of prices for Sushi. So I dont get the smart-ass remarks on this column about how over rated is this restaurant. I think Vancouverites are a bit stingy on money for dining out of this type. Oh well you can't satisfy everyone... Tojo well earned his reputation. Go for it!

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Incendio2118 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Good pizzas
Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 5:24pm [Dine in]

Me and my wife stopped by this joint about a week ago. It was a great experience. We both ordered soups to start and shared a pizza. My tomato soup was very fresh tasting and wonderful. My wife went with the clam chowder which was fantastic. The fresh smell of shellfish..mmm and creamy, not very starchy...

The pizza looked and tasted wonderful too. The crust, the tomato sauce, amount of ingredients, all beautiful. The prices were right, the ambiance was right.
We definitely will go back.

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1342 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
It varies....
Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

I love Memphis Blues. I love the food, decor, music and the whole idea. What I dont like about the place is the consistency. It doesn't exist. If the owners are around the food is more decent. I have no doubt that their bbq is succulent when it is out of the smoker fresh. I guess then they start reheating them for service (and quite possibly numerous times) and that's where they loose it everything goes dry and painful. I had wonderful and terrible experiences on different visits. If there was a consistent competition I am sure they would have lost it big time.

Last time my brisket sandwich was so dry, I nearly choked on it. Try not to order the daily specials, they always turns out to be the worst. Anyway I will go back until a similar restaurant appears on the scene.

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Anatolia's Gate Restaurant7084 Kingsway, Burnaby
lunch at anatolia
Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 4:56pm [Dine in]

I had a lunch at Anatolia's Gate this afternoon. After reading all the reviews I was quiet excited about it. Being a cook and from Turkey, I have a fair knowledge of Turkish dining.

This is kind of like a student restaurant that you would go for a quick and cheap bite in Turkey. You dont expect much and you dont get much. So they don't specialize on any regional cuisine, it is kind of like ''all favorites in one menu'' place. Nothing wrong with that.

Service was very friendly and nice.

Their bread was exceptional. Nice, chewy, hearty, wood oven baked bread. I would come back for that. I bet their pizzas must be decent too (the prices are, $10 for a large cheese pizza). You have that crust and wood burning oven, that should be a winner.

As far as the Turkish fare goes, the food is extremely mediocre. The tapas weren't fresh looking. I had the donair which was bland, chewy and cold. Their yoghurt dip was nice and garlicky, the tomato sauce on the kebap plate tasted burnt. I loved the red cabbage pickle though, just like back home.

As long as you ordered the right things like; pizza, pides or the bread on its own, it should be a pleasant experience. The rest is what it is. At least it is different and sort of authentic.

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Social Restaurant & Lounge332 Water Street, #200, Vancouver
not coming back...
Submitted Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 2:59am [Dine in]

I invited my friends for a celebration on a sunday night. We were a table of 15, although we reserved 1 week ago. Only 2 servers for the whole restaurant, and they were running around like headless chickens try to keep up with all the tables. Of course it didn't work, we appreciated their hard work, but you don't run businesses on good-will or sympathy. Anyhow we ordered our food and almost self served our drinks from the bar. Most of the table ordered prime rib dinner which came with roasted potatoes or caesar. Meat was bland and overcooked, potatoes were still in their aluminum wraps, caesar dressing was watery and the romaines had brown bits on them, also they used the very soft dark green part of the lettuce. Food looked like; get it on the plate and get rid of it...

My oysters were very fresh, but the grated horseradish was probably grated about 2 weeks ago, crusty, weird, lost the taste, smelled like damp fridge...

My duck pizza (which happened to arrive with my oysters at the same time) was very dry all over. The meat, the stale crust, burnt tomatoes. I literally had to wash it down not to choke...

Half of the table ate first than the rest... goes on and on and on.....

Thank God it was a celebration, we all ended up not minding it. Are we going back??? NO!

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Locus, The4121 Main Street, Vancouver
beautiful room, poor everything else....
Submitted Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 12:05pm [Dine in]

Another let down after promising myself not to go back there. We went as a group. Most people ordered the burger. The patties were pink. Not because it was undercooked (they were dry well done), but because they were sitting in the fridge more than 6-7 days. (Onions have such an effect in the meatballs or burgers) Any cook that lets that kind of protein out of the kitchen scares me to hell. Potatoes were burnt, like black burnt. Service was ok.

I tried this place 6-7 times. The ambience and the room is pretty decent. Other than that nothing really. I dont think i will be back.

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