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djoevancouverSince July 6, 200635 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (2.9)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 21 - 35 of 35 Reviews Found
Viva Fine Foods & Bakery1555 Yew Street, Vancouver
Always Been Great
Submitted Monday, November 9, 2009 - 10:39am [Dine in]

We have eaten here many times and it has always been really good. Great value as well - some of the breakfast specials are about $11 and for that you get an omelette, hashbrowns, toast, coffee or tea and orange juice. It's also the only place in town that knows how to make a proper French omelette.

They also make the BEST peanut butter cookies (we go there just for the cookies sometimes). The view and the ambiance are also very good and they are very friendly.

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Diva at The Met645 Howe Street, Vancouver
Surprisingly Disappointed
Submitted Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:23am [Dine in]

For years we have been wanting to try Diva...well I have to say, it was sure not worth it. In fairness our appetizer was really good...well presented and tasty; however it went quickly downhill after that. Two of us had the pork trio dish...really not that great. In fact, we only ate half of our plate.

I would have been okay with all of that, had the waiter (who was not a good waiter) even bothered to ask us why we both did not eat half of our food. This leads me to the service...very disappointing. Our waiter was very cheesy and fake. He was way over the top whenever we asked a question about the menu, but then after we got our food he pretty much disappeared.

The ambiance was also pretty lame. There were only 2 other tables (Friday night at 8:00 pm) and it sort of had that "not a very popular, hotel lobby restaurant" feel to it.

Would I go again...I don't really think so. My partner had a braised rib dish that was good but the other 3 at the table did not really have great meals, so I am not sure that 1 our of 4 is good enough. But again I am mostly sad that it was the "lack of" service that really is the most disappointing.

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Nuba207B West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Loved It!!!!
Submitted Friday, November 6, 2009 - 11:15am [Dine in]

The food was really good. I think it may be more of a lunch place for us, as some of the items on the plate are served cold, but it was all really really good. Loved loved loved the crispy cauliflower.

The service rocked! Our server was super friendly and genuine. The owner even came out...he also cleaned tables...seated people and just genuinely cared about his restaurant. He is 73 yrs old and cute as a button.

For sure we would go back! Great place for lunch as well because the service is fast...oh ya and did i mention - really good!

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Really Not Very Good
Submitted Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

Where do I start…I guess with my dinner. The Mac n’ cheese was appalling. What a sad-dry-flavorless excuse for a Macaroni and Cheese. I could go on, but it’s not worth it.

My partner had "Butter Chicken" but really it was vegetable and chicken curry with brown rice...and it wasn't even remotely close to butter chicken. Why call it that if it isn’t. If they called it “Healthy Chicken and Vegetable Curry with Brown Rice” then you would expect that.

We had guacamole and it was this weird black-brown color and when I mentioned it to the waitress she said..."oh ya, I know...it's because WE HAVE TO USE frozen avocados".
Who in the heck HAS TO USE frozen avocados...please give me a break…of course we still had to pay for it, even though I said “I would actually never order it again”.

The bread on the sandwiches looked like you might loose a tooth because the bread was so hard.

I think that some one should open a restaurant next to them and call it "BUR-actually-GOOD! It is busy just because people here don't even know what good food is. I wanted to invite everyone in the restaurant to my house for dinner. Not because I think I am awesome but just because I wanted to let them know that maybe Burgoo is the THE best.

I am sorry, I am not really a negative person and I really did want it to be good…but it really really wasn’t.

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Mezbaan3499 Kingsway, Vancouver
Delicious Buffet but Very Cold
Submitted Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

Visited this restaurant based on the previous reviews. The flavors and the value were great as long as I don't wind up with food poisoning in a few hours. I have taken food safety and the food in the buffet was dangerously cold. In hindsight, we shouldn't have continued to eat. We did mention it to the server and he seemed concerned, but they didn't seem to do anything about it. That being said, if they get that fixed, I would go again. Until I hear what other people have to say in the future, I won't return.

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
Love It
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 8:40pm [Dine in]

We have now been to this restaurant at least 6 times and it has been great each time.

We love to sit at the bar and order wine and appy's or maybe share one of their delicious main courses. The french fries are the best...with homemade garlic aioli.

The atmosphere is awesome, very casual rustic french bistro. Hard to get a reservation so plan ahead or go early.

FYI - They are not so pleasant on the phone, but don't let that scare you away, they are actually friendly in person!

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Deacon's Corner101 Main Street, Vancouver
Not so Great
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

Would not go back, the soup was just okay, the burger was mushy (seemed like it had too much filler). The Reuben, no thanks and the chicken fried steak really was not good (way over cooked and dry).

Besides that it was great! I have to say that none of us thought it was worth the money or the trip, so we will not be going back. Too bad because it was a cute diner.

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La Regalade2232 Marine Dr, #103, West Vancouver
If I died tomorrow this would be my last meal
Submitted Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

We went to here last night for dinner (we have been at least 10 times) but last nights meal was by far the best. I have always had good food at La Regalade but this was top notch.

I had the braised short ribs in a peppercorn cream sauce. I honestly almost started to cry when I tasted it. Of course everyone else had to try it as well and they all agreed it was one of the best things they had ever tasted.

Calorie free no, but that is not what life is always all about! This was so totally worth every single calorie!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact, we just stopped short of licking the casserole dish.

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Pearl Restaurant14955 Marine Drive, White Rock
not very good
Submitted Saturday, July 12, 2008 - 12:33am [Dine in]

Went here over a month ago, and was very disappointed. Had a terrible very chewy steak, as did someone else at the table. To make a long story short, did not have a very good experience at all. After 1 and a half months i get a gift certificate for less than it would cost to get a main course. Thanks but no thanks...terrible customer service.

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Presto Cucina2272 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
The Worst Spaghetti and Meatballs Ever!
Submitted Wednesday, September 12, 2007 - 9:16am [Dine in]

Wow. how can an Italian Restaurant make the worst spaghetti and meatballs we have ever tried. No sauce, wierd flavor, kind of tasted like dog food. Everyone thought is was not good at all, we didn't even eat it. Unfortunately we took it to go so we couldn't tell them it was terrible. Someone with us said they also tried it before and it was exactly the same...crap!
The pizza however was pretty good, nice flavors but more like a fancy pizza hut pizza than an Italian thin crust wood oven pizza. But still it was pretty good.
If you go there for take out be prepared to wait, our food took between 30 to 45 mins. We totally missed the sunset we were trying to catch down at the beach. Oh ya, and there were only 3 tables in the place so it wasn't they were swamped or anything.
Good idea, but nice try! I still prefer Marcello's on Commercial Drive.
Also looking forward to trying "The Italian Kitchen".

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
Not So Great!
Submitted Monday, April 23, 2007 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here a few times, it is not that bad, but it is not consistent.
Tonight the meat was very fatty and the potatoes were hard. I was definitely NOT happy tonight.
Also hate any restaurant that doesn't have a bathroom. What's up with that?
Sorry, won't be back until I am desperate, really hungry and really don't want to cook dinner myself.

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Arroy-d Thai3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Good Everytime!
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2007 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

I have to say, though this place is never busy, it is always fabulous. I have even been to Thailand. It is way better than the Americanize Thai Way Home.
We have been there at least 20 times and it is always good. We have been there with at least 25 different people as well and they also give it rave reviews for the food.
Just wear a sweater cause it is usually a little chilly in there. Good service though and well decorated. Oh ya...also the whole family works there, grandparents even cook the food.
Just try it!

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Don Don Noodle Cafe3369 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Can that guy be any nicer!
Submitted Tuesday, January 23, 2007 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

I have to agree with the other reviewer. Dondon has always been reliable. and seriously if that guy could be any nicer. If some of the people in the world were half as nice as him, we wouldn't have so much to worry about.

Lucy was also very nice, the lady who used to run it.

Definitely worth it!

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Nooru Mahal4354 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Really not worth it!
Submitted Friday, July 28, 2006 - 1:14am [Dine in]

Sorry to say, because they were nice, but no thanks! I will not order again from this place. Long wait and not worth it. I did like the eggplant thingy, but not worth going there for that. There is better out there I am sure.

Go to White Rock for Indian "Little India" it is the best!

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
No proof in the pudding!
Submitted Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 11:37am [Dine in]

I read the reviews and thought it sounded okay. But once there it was all to clear. They are trying way to hard, but don't have the expertise to follow it up. It is like a restaurant with newly graduated culinary students. I also went to culinary school years ago and if I made the profiterols that Nu did for my final exam, I WOULD HAVE FAILED MY COURSE! they were the worst ever, crunchy and flavorless, YUK!
Everything was just okay, (had to ask for salt, which I never do) more fancy than flavorful. I even asked the table next to me what they thought and they said, "it has a nice view, but that is really it"
I could go on but I never write reviews, I just thought this one deserved it.
p.s the goat cheese stuffed chicken wings, look great, but don't waste your time. They are chicken wings turned inside out, and I barely tasted any goat cheese, only reason I did was because I knew it was in there, somewhere?!

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