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dinethereVancouverSince April 4, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2 (2.2)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Solid sushi, fresh
Submitted Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 6:36pm [Dine in]

This is a regular place for us. North Vancouver is full of sushi places that are decent. Sushiman down one blcok isn't bad as well.

We go there because everyone finds what they want. I'm for the deluze assorted sashimi which is good and not too expensive.

Recommended. The service isn't that hot but I can deal with that.

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Grounds for Appeal845 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Good curries and decent sandwiches
Submitted Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 2:08pm [Take-out]

This place is close to where I work so I tend to eat too much curries these days. They advertise 6 daily curries and for less than $10, it's a good value. The food is consistent and fresh. Only once did I have bread that wasn't very fresh. It's a small mom and pop shop inside the Law Society building. Decent for the price and generally well accepted in terms of curry.

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Bay Sushi Cafe678 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Good fast food sushi but food safety an issue
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 1:10am [Dine in]

OK, first, I'm a sushi/sashimi junkie. I tend to try to find cheap, fast, and good sushi places. We probably have more of these than anywhere else in North America. It's dirt cheap but sometimes you eat dirt.

I do go to the place a lot but:

1. It can be busy. If you are in a hurry at lunch, the lineups can be a killer. The food is produced fast (earning top marks in the "fast food") side most other times than peak.

2. The premade specials are great for the lunch rush but they need to refrigerate the stuff. It's not that hard is it? Do that or put times on the production so you get a sense that it's not an early batch (I don't think it is but there's no checks).

3. The sashimi is fabulous for the price and the sashimi bento is the best value in town in my opinion.

4. What turned me off (for about 5 minutes) was seeing the main chef one day leave his station (during a non-busy period), walk to the garbage in the customer area, change the bag, bring it near the back, leaving there as he promptly resumed making sushi (my order). Now, come on! I was speechless. If my friends did that, I wouldn't let them off the hook for years! If they do this in front of customers, god knows what they do when they aren't looking? Hopefully the visit by the VCH health inspectors will bring the point home.

But hey, as I said, I'm a junkie so until I find a better cheap place, I'm still going back. I knew a restaurant expert once (one in the business) and she *never* went to restaurants because she knew too much :-)

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Dae Hak Ro Korean Restaurant686 Seymour Street, Vancouver
I called the health inspectors on these guys
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 12:56am [Dine in]

I normally go eat at a sushi place a few doors down but there was a line up and I didn't feel like sushi. So I tried this place out. Busy, lots of Koreans as customers, good sign. Ordered, took a menu for the future (likely was coming back for another $6-7 lunch). Sat down with the counter behind me and facing the door. A few minutes later, while waiting for my food, I saw a little black mouse coming from the garbage can near the door to the counter right behind me. I lifted by eye to see if others had seen it and the four other tables had seen the same thing. Speechless. In looking at the VCH health reports, it seems that places around there have infestations problems. I managed to eat my food when it arrived (hey, mice are mammals and sometimes I feel like a mouse....). But my appetite wasn't as strong as it was when I first came in. The health inspectors called back saying they were well aware of the place. Gave them the details and hope this place cleans up its act. I would have gone back but I don't know if I ever will now. Too bad, the food was good for the price BTW The official name of the restaurant is "Submore Cafe", I don't think the Korean name is being used officially except on the menues and signs. It's either the english name (like my Korean friend "David" or it's just a reused name from the previous business. The health reports do mention they don't service pizzas anymore.
PS If there are restaurant owners following these rating, don't let a mouse or rat ruin your reputation!

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Vina Vietnamese Cuisine2508 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Overpriced for the food provided but good for piano
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 12:42am [Dine in]

We've been coming to this place for year but always with a $10-12 discount. The service is "ok", the waiter we had tonight didn't wait for our olders, didn't provide what we asked, brought the bill before we had finished. My wife commented they act as if there is a line up but there's plenty of tables. They ignored my 5 year old trying to get their attention to ask something - maybe it's a culture thing... The food is ok, we always have the combo plates but they seem smaller than before. Price at $20 doesn't seem to be a great value but if you aren't price sensitive and can tolerate acceptable food at this price, you might be happy with the piano experience. Ours was great. No reservations were required.

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Arian Restaurant1412 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Avoid if it's still in operation!
Submitted Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 9:47am [Dine in]

We've been going to this restaurant for a few years. When it first opened, it was filled with Persian people and the atmosphere was lively. Over the years, the crowds left but the food remained consistent. The slight increases in prices weren't dramatic. BUT, last night was turning point for us. The place has a for sale sign on it and they only take CASH. They probably won't be open for long which is a good thing because you might get violently ill with this food. Both my wife and I endured horrible stomach cramps, diarrhea and I also vomited. We know it's the food because we ate different/regular things during the day. The Arian Food was the only thing in common.

Avoid this place - too bad - once you get people sick, they never come back. That's likely why all the customers left and the place is empty.

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