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EandERichmondSince March 26, 20069 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4.1)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Hakkasan2188 No. 5 Road, #110, Richmond
Chinese fine dining with a twist
Submitted Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

Excellent food! We had the tasting menu. All the dishes were very well made, we especially like the pan seared foie gras and the shark fin chicken soup. Service is great, very friendly. Price is on the high side but well worth the trip. Its location is away from the Richmond city centre. But even then, it was quite crowded when we went there.

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Coast1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Yum!
Submitted Wednesday, July 4, 2007 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

We ordered the appetizer platter and the thai mussels. It was a great treat! We got to sample a large variety of seafood in different forms. The mussels are very well prepared as well. A classy yet welcoming ambiance with friendly service. Overall, a very satisfying dining experience.

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Octopus Garden1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Still licking my lips a day later
Submitted Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 12:24am [Dine in]

It was an impromptu decision to go to Octopus garden as we were shafted by a certain Dineout Vancouver restaurant which shall remain nameless. It was a good thing however as we ended up trying some of the most creative sushi this city has to offer. We had the Pavarotti udon, tuna orange gomae salad, seared ahi tuna and the SADA roll. All the dishes were exquisitely presented. The quality of the ingredients are excellent. Very refreshing.

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Capone's Restaurant & Live Jazz Club1141 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Bustling jazz club with some good Italian food, service slow
Submitted Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 6:17pm [Dine in]

We arrived at Capone's with reservations and was promptly seated at a table across from the kitchen. Unfortunately, that was the only quick service we got as the service for the rest of the night was very slow, resulting in long waits for food, water refills, and even the bill.

The restaurant itself is quite narrow, with the band situated on one end so we didn't get a very good view although the music came in clearly. At 8pm when we got there, it was still very crowded and quite noisy from all the people.

Food-wise, we had the chicken skewers as appetizer, Alcatraz pizza (with scallops), and prawns w/chorizo pasta. All were pretty solid, especially the chicken. We skipped the entrees as they were pretty overpriced. In fact, we recommend going only when there is jazz playing (7:30-9:30) otherwise it's just another Italian restaurant with overpriced food.

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Spice Islands Indonesian Restaurant3592 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
A hidden gem
Submitted Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 6:00pm [Dine in]

A well hidden restaurant in Kerrisdale. We decided to go after listening to a review on the radio. Food is very good, we had a spicy beef and a variety curry chicken (menu said that one can only taste that in Indonesia...not sure about whether this is true but the taste is quite rich and unique). We had a tropical fruit shaved ice, it's original, very refreshing after a spicy meal. The only drwback is that the dessert does not have much fruit.

There's also a dude doing solo guitar and beatles song (quite a strange combination with indonesia but it's enjoyable).

Overall, the restaurant is a gem and the dishes are extremely well prepared. For those who enjoy the south asian spices, this is an excellen choice.

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Simba's Grill825 Denman Street, Vancouver
Exotic taste with great value
Submitted Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

The restaurant offers a fusion of african/indian cuisine. We ordered a lamb kabeb and tomato curry jumbo prawns, and also fried sweet potatoe as appetizer. The plating is generous and the taste is bold but not so spicy that you have to drink a liter of water.

One thing we notice in particular is that all the waitresses are japanese. It was quite strange initially and I don't complain because japanese service are known to be top notch.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Great food with a price
Submitted Sunday, April 30, 2006 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

We decided to try some Belgian food and found our way to this well reputed restaurant. As expected, the food is great and we'll definitely go back again. The moule frite is served generously with mussels in a very rich sauce. The Waterzoo (assorted seafood) includes sablefish, scallops, prawns, mussels and crab ravioli in a broth. I especially enjoyed the flavorful fish, although the dish itself was a little pricey given the portion size (I had to top it off with poutine - not your average Quebecois poutine, it used goat cheese, spices and a sweet gravy).
The dessert we had is the chocolate terrine, the hot fudge chocolate cake w/ caramel is really rich, contrasting the more humble terrine.
Again the mussel is a "must get".

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Amarcord Restaurant1168 Hamilton Street, #104, Vancouver
Classic Italian
Submitted Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 2:53pm [Dine in]

Our food choices - Appetizer: tortellini in chicken broth; Entrees: Linguini with mussels, prawns, clams in tomato sauce, and gnocchi in a rose cream sauce; Dessert: pear shaped hazelnut and mocha ice-cream dipped in chocolate.

The decor of the restaurant was old European; warm and quite charming. Service was top-notch, our water glasses were always full and empty plates were whisked away soon after we were done with our food.

As for the food itself, it wasn't mindblowingly impressive but still quite good. One caveat: don't order the gnocchi cardinale if you were expecting something fulfilling. All starch + no meat = gf giving you half her seafood out of sympathy. The dessert pear was heavenly.

All in all a pleasant place to go to, with the staff making you feel very welcome to eat there.

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Wild Rice117 W Pender Street, Vancouver
Good time
Submitted Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

We had an ahi tuna/spring roll as an appetizer; duck trio and bacon wrapped bison as main course. They were all very good. I recommend the duck trio (duck thigh, duck consomme and duck breast w/risotto). The consomme is clear and rich in flavor, meat is tender, and the risotto is filled with chinese mushroom aroma.

Downside is the menu has too many phonetic chinese words (we have no idea what it means even though my GF and I are fluent chinese). Dessert menu was unappealing.

But overall, it was a really good dining experience in a casual and contemporary setting!

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