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EarlPearlNorth VancouverSince March 22, 200969 Reviews
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Ceili's Irish Pub & Restaurant1774 7th Avenue West, Vancouver
Great imported drafts and onion rings
Submitted Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

I've never been to a Ceili's Irish Pub before and a bunch of the guys planned to meet there for dinner before the Caps game so I went online to check it out. The beer menu looked pricey but outstanding with some nice UK beers on tap so I was sold. Reviews for other Ceili's seemed to trash the food so I was wary about what to eat.

Got off the bus parched so I started off with a London Pride, a hoppy bitter style beer ($7.50) that was crisp and refreshing but served way too cold to enjoy all the nuances. Ordered a steak sandwich ($16) with black and white onion rings. Steak came perfectly cooked medium rare on a bit-too-chewy toasted baguette. The rings were outstanding, crisp and not greasy, lightly drizzled with a stout reduction. To celebrate, I ordered an Innis & Gunn ($7.50), a Scottish brew aged in oak barrels. mellow and rich with fruity after flavours....delish. For dessert I had to have a Guiness to complete my UK trio.

The decor is "North American Irish Pubby" if you know what I mean. And I hardly noticed the attractive and attentive waitresses in very short tartan skirts with cleavage pleasing black tops......

I ordered the most expensive draft beers on the menu so the bill reflected that but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food at the Kits location. I'm drooling a bit just thinking about the rings. I'm going back soon.

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Grace Wok Restaurant636 Queensbury Avenue, North Vancouver
A Take-Out Treat in Our Own BackYard
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2012 - 9:56pm [Take-out]

We usually visit a place at Park and Tilford for our occasional Friday night Chinese food take-out feast but I was curious/anxious/desperate to try someplace different, yet not too far away for easy pickup. Perusing the Dine Here reviews for nearby Chinese restaurants, I came across the Grace Wok on Queensbury, not 6 blocks from our place. I’d seen the restaurant front many times driving by but it never inspired me to give it a shot. The few reviews for the food were good and it had a website with a menu for ordering. Wife was quite hesitant to try someplace new since she must have her traditional Wonton Soup and BBQ Pork Chow Mein but I managed to twist her arm with the promise of an after dinner foot rub. So along with the Mein and a double order of the soup, I also ordered Chicken with Sweet Ginger and Pineapple, and Szechuan Style Beef. If you order more than $30, you get a free Shredded Chicken Fried Rice. So we had lots of food for three ($40 for pickup), with several late night leftovers for number 2 son.

The Grace is a takeout/delivery place only, which quickly becomes apparent when you walk into the Spartan store. There is a basic green and white tile floor with a scattering of simple tables and chairs and a rudimentary half wall separating the kitchen from the take-out waiting area. We had to wait about 5 minutes for our order to be finished so the sounds of clattering woks and cleavers on cutting blocks filled the air along with the aromas of a Chinese kitchen. They certainly aren’t wasting money on décor but then who cares when you are just there to pickup. If they pass all their food inspections, I’m good to go.

So we toted our containers back to the truck for the short hop home and unwrapped everything on the kitchen counter. First impressions were good; the food looked very fresh and different from our usual Canadian Chinese fare so we hungrily dug in. The Wonton soup was hefty minced pork wontons in a flavourful broth; one order would have been enough for three so we have a container in the fridge for lunch tomorrow.The Chow Mein was a thin round noodle fried with a dark soy dressing and slivers of BBQ pork, onion, cabbage and bean sprouts; a bit over salty with soy but still delicious with an excellent noodle bite. The Chicken with Sweet Ginger and Pineapple was tender chicken with brightly coloured peppers and pineapple cooked in a sweet-tart sauce. The Szechuan style beef was battered, deep fried beef strips, cooked in an appropriately bold and spicy sauce with diced peppers and onions. The Chicken Fried Rice was the usual light and mild dish, making a nice background for the Szechuan beef.

Overall, the food was delicious and we’re kicking ourselves for not trying the Grace sooner. We’ll be back to order from their more extensive printed take-out menu now that we have on pinned to the fridge. And the wife didn't forget I owed her a foot rub.....

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Browns Socialhouse1255 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
A birthday dinner with the girls...my wife's guest review
Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 7:06pm [Dine in]

On the occasion of my wife's 29th birthday (again, she's apparently ageless), she is providing the details of her recent B-day dinner with her girlfiends (since I wasn't invited thank you very much).

Brown's is popular for it's cheap drinks which they of course indulged in since it was a B-day dinner. Wife started with a cup of French Onion soup which was too much packed into a too small of a cup to even eat without all the broth and contents overflowing.

Wife ordered a blackened fish burger which she said was surprisingly bland for a blackened fillet....and a bit overdone and dry to boot. Fries and coleslaw, hot and fresh and tangy respectively. Two of her friends ordered steak sandwiches, one medium rare and one well done (OMG, why even order a steak) which of course got switched when they came to the table probably because they were chattering too much and not paying attention to the waitress. Of course the two girls didn't noticed until they had already dug into their plates. But otherwise they were well received. The last of the quartet order a blackened chicken rice bowl which seemed to satisfy her. For dessert the four of them shared a slice of chocolate cake with a tangy raspberry layer.

Service was fine and despite a few glitches they enjoyed their dinner (cheap drinks help) and want to go back try Browns for breakfast next. I'm still not invited.....

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C-Lovers Fish & Chips1660 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver
A quick and tasty Friday night dinner
Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

So it's Friday night and everyone has plans later that evening so we decided to pop out early for something a bit greasy...... we'd been eating mostly sushi, broiled chicken and salad dinners that week. Loaded lovely wife and #2 son into the car and headed for C-Lovers next to Save-On. We hadn't been there for a few years. The restaurant was only half full although there was a steady stream of takeout customers coming and going, clutching their newspaper wrapped parcels under their arms to shield them from the wind and the rain. At 5pm the customers were mostly seniors which as I recall seems to be a popular time for them at C-Lovers.

We grabbed a window table and ordered right away. Our server was fast, friendly and efficient. We picked a 2 piece cod dinner, a 1 piece cod dinner and a 2 piece haddock dinner. Everything came fresh from the fryer with mounds of fries and coleslaw. Their slaw is crisp, fresh and not overdressed like many...quite refreshing. Fries are home cut, crispy and taste like....wait for it....potatoes.....just the way a frie should taste. The cod was moist and delicious in a thin, light and crispy batter that wasn't overly greasy at all. The haddock is a thinner and firmer filet that carries a bit more batter with it but both were very tasty with malt vinegar and tartar sauce from the table containers. We were comfortably stuffed and not with grease. Next time I might try a 1 piece halibut with a side of their mushy peas.

Decor is what you'd expect for a chain restaurant with high turnover....simple and easy clean. Dinner was done in 30 minutes for $50 including tip. Quick and tasty....no complaints. One of the best fish and chips on the North Shore.

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Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine1440 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Malaysian Delight
Submitted Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 11:42am [Dine in]

For some odd reason we have never made it to the nearby Tamarind Hill in North Vancouver for Malaysian food before. It has a fairly Spartan decor, with polished concrete floors (easy to clean) and simple but dark walls and tables with a splattering of Malaysian decor along the walls. As with most small Asian restaurants, there is the perennial TV up in one corner which I’m never fond of because I find them distracting if you’re seated facing them. There was a bank of seats and tables along one wall, occupied by a very large family party, and a trio of 4-seat tables along the other wall.

We had made a reservation which turned out to be a wise move as the restaurant appeared to be fully booked at 6pm on a Saturday. The waitress apologized in advance for the wait for food as the large party was obviously keeping the kitchen busy so we nursed our Tiger beers for a while...no hurray, no problem. The waitress was working largely alone but she was very efficient, attentive when we needed it, and personable.

We ordered 4 dishes for the 3 of us which turned out to be plenty of food. The Kari Lamb was tender, boneless lamb in a spicy and flavourful coconut sauce with onions and potatoes, perfect for spooning over the steamed rice. The Sambal green beans were tender-crisp and stir fried with prawns, chillies, onions, and tomatoes (unfortunately, the Kang Kong we wanted was out of season). Char Kuey Teow was stir fried rice noodles with bean sprouts, black tiger prawns, fish cakes and cuttlefish in a lovely dark soy sauce. Our last dish was the most expensive on the menu: Softshell crab with Indian black peppercorns & garlic butter. The soft-shell crabs were delicious, crispy and spicy and came finished with fresh onions, chillies and Indian black peppercorns.

Overall everyone agreed the food was delicious, mildly hot (we’ll ask for extra spicy next time) and a smorgasbord of Malaysian spices and flavours. We’ll definitely be back to try a few other dishes. $95 for 3 people with tip.

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Old Spaghetti Factory4145 Village Green, Whistler
Hasn't changed in 15 years
Submitted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

It's been about 15 years since we were last at an Old Spaghetti Factory; the kids, when they were little, loved the place with it's multiple courses, funky decor and big plates of kid friendly pasta. We were in Whislter and stumped for a place to eat dinner that wouldn't break the bank. We both spotted the OSF sign and half jokingly said we should do it for old times sake. Well, with no better options staring us in the face, we ended up going in laughing about expecting the traditional Spumoni finish to the dinner.

Sure enough, it's pretty much the same as it was 15 years ago.An all inclusive dinner of tossed salad, sourdough bread, pasta, dessert and coffee. Many of the pasta dishes are the same. I ordered the brown butter spaghetti I always use to get and wife ordered the spaghetti and meatballs. Now we don't expect Authentic Mange Italiano at the OSF, just mildly spiced pasta and sauces at a good price. And that's what we got. My brown butter spaghetti was not overly greasy and was nicely dressed with fresh ground parmesan and pepper. Quite delicious. Wife enjoyed her meatballs in a very mild marinara though she greatly prefers our zingy home version. And sure enough, the spumoni ice cream showed up at the end. Just over $30 for two with tip.

OSF is really a family restaurant and for the consistent food and value that kids will enjoy, you can't go wrong.

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Black's Original Ristorante & Pub4270 Mountain Square, Whistler
Lunch at Black's
Submitted Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:15pm [Dine in]

We were up at Whistler for a lazy day of shopping and playing in the snow before Christmas and we popped into Black's Restaurant and Pub for a late lunch. We had never been in Black's before and have to admit that what attracted us was an empty table next to the fireplace on a cold windy afternoon in the Village. We armed ourselves with mugs of hot tea and perused the very short lunch menu while warming in front of the fire. The restaurant is fairly bright and spartan but functional and there were a dozen groups of 2-6 diners and skiers enjoying some drinks and food while we were there.

The lunch menu is burgers, pizzas, fish and chips, meat pies, soups, sandiches and salads. We decided to order a pizza each; wife got a Margarita and I ordered a Hawaiian. They come with the usual hot pepper flakes and finely ground parmesan for extra pizza dressing. The crust was excellent, nicely crispy, medium crust and the only disappointment with either pizza was the overall blandness of the toppings. Not a gourmet pie with robust cheeses and zesty marinara but fairly average toppings. We brought a few slices home with us.

But our waitress, an Aussie from Melbourne, was very personable and she really made the lunch memorable, chatting and swapping stories with us while industriously doing her rounds. Always nice to meet a server who actually makes you feel like you're more than just a table and tip. Bill was $50 with a generous tip.

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Crispy Poulet950 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
Definitely Crispy
Submitted Saturday, November 5, 2011 - 6:52pm [Take-out]

It's a Saturday night and all the family are out with friends so I'm on my lonesome for dinner. Had a hankering for some fried chicken but we've been disappointed by the local Colonels and Churchs lately so my options in North Van seemed limited. I remember seeing Crispy Poulet when I was down on Marine Drive so I jumped in the truck and popped down to check them out. One side of the restaurant is a takeout counter with kitchen in the back and the other side is a fairly large 8 table dining area. It's a Persian establishment with some of the appropriate decor and seems to be a family run business with my order taken by a 12 year old girl. Cool.

The menu is pizza, chicken and donairs (beef or chicken) with few vegetables other than pizza toppings, wedgies, onion rings and a couple token salads in sight. No "three piece dinners" but they do have family size combos of pizza, chicken, pop and sides. Not knowing what I'm doing and too hungry to take the time to figure it out, I ordered a deep fried feast of a 2 piece chicken ($3.50) and onion rings ($3.50). They asked if I was in a hurry and I wisely said I wasn't, so everything was fried fresh and took about 15 minutes (not sure what I'd get if I was in a hurry).

Both the chicken and the onion rings were still nicely crispy even by the time I got home. The rings were thin and crispy and quite good, but the serving was more of a family size so I made a gallant effort but only managed to eat half (came with ketchup and hot sauce). The chicken was a drumstick and a back, not the best parts of the chicken but still enjoyable for the price. The coating was mildly seasoned but very crunchy and the chicken was moist and delicious.

Overall, the chicken is quite good and I think we'll try it as a substitute for our occasional takeout from the Colonels (15 pieces is $22.95). Think we'll add a salad from the grocery store to round it out though.

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Pasparos Taverna132 W 3rd St, North Vancouver
Great Greek
Submitted Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:47pm [Dine in]

It's the Saturday night before Thanksgiving and the wife, #2 son and I are thinking a restaurant break before the big turkey cookoff. We haven't had Greek food for a while and it's been a decade since we visited Pasparos so off we go. It's about 5:30pm and there were only a couple of occupied tables so no reservations were needed.

Greek atmosphere abounds in Pasparos...the traditional blue and white paint, tiles and plants, and Greek music in the background. Get's you in the mood to break plates or shake your belly.

We ordered 3 Russell Cream Ales, a rich malty beer with a slightly sweet hop finish. Wife and I ordered roast lamb, son ordered lamb souvlaki. We started with a fried calamari appetizer. The calamari was very good, a thin light battered version with a rich tzatziki sauce and diced red onions. They make the tzatziki with a high fat Greek yogurt which makes it delicious but very rich and filling. The roast lamb was fork tender and delicious while the souvlaki was nicely charred. Each came with Greek salad, lemon rice, roast potatoes, and tzatziki. All was very good but noticeably light on traditional Greek seasonings (lemon, oregano) which was slightly disappointing. The platters were too much for us to finish so there was no room for a sweet finish to the dinner.

Overall the food was good, the service was excellent (prompt and not intrusive) and the decor easily conjures up a nice little Greek dinner fantasy. Cost was $99 plus tip for three.

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Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Company repast
Submitted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

I was attending a company dinner held in the private Wine Room at the Steamworks near the Seabus Station. Descending down the stairway to the parlour, I was promptly served with a Nut Brown Ale, a crisp and rich ale with a hoppy finish. Great start. Service was always prompt and friendly throughout the evening.
My starter was a very tasty Mesclun Salad with balsamic vinaigrette, almonds and dried berries. Others raved about the Tomato Basil Soup. For a main I chose the grilled sirloin with a demiglace and roasted veggies. Cooked perfectly and delicious. Wine offered was a very drinkable Inniskillin house red. Finished with a hot fudge and strawberry gelati that was a nice touch.
For an event dinner, it was almost flawless. I've never eaten in the regular restaurant but they certainly seem to have their event service down pat.

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Golden Pearl Restaurant333 Brooksbank, #128, North Vancouver
Canadian Chinese Takeout
Submitted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 9:43pm [Take-out]

Every once in a while, the wife gets a craving for plain and simple WonTon soup and BBQ Pork Chow Mein takeout. She had the same cravings when she was pregnant with our boys and it never went away so like the good husband I am, I indulge her even if it's not our typical choice for Asian cuisine. Golden Pearl is just down the street so I pull out the take out menu , circle her soup and mein and begin the search for something more exotic for me. I settled on Ginger Fried Shredded Beef and Diced Chicken with Peanuts and Hot Chilis. There aren't many dishes on the Pearl's menu that I would call spicey or exotic so the choice is limited. Called up the Pearl and they said 15 minutes. Wow, for a Friday at 5pm.
Wife loves the WonTon and Chow Mein, the standard Canadian Chinese fare, fairly bland and mild, not greasy or oddly textured, and just what she wanted, She found the Shredded Beef too spicey but I thought it was tasty and crispy with a kick. The Diced Chicken was unusually bland for a "Hot" dish and the search for a chili was in vain. We usually prefer Szechuan chinese so the Pearl isn't my first choice but if you're a fan of Canadian style chinese done well, it will meet your needs. And parking is no problem at Park & Tilford.

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Aria Pizza & Donair112 West 12th Avenue, North Vancouver
Donair takeout...soon to be moving
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:33pm [Take-out]

It's been ages since we've had a good donair. I remember reading on DineHere that Aria served great pizza but also had donairs and the owner was Greek. We've never tried either at Aria's and we were on our way home from Whistler so we thought we'd stop and pick up a couple to take home.
First thing I noticed when I walked in was a petition complaining about Aria's being kicked out at the end of August by the landlord to make room for a Fresh Slice. The obviously upset owner still eagerly filled our order while asking for our support. Of course....we need fewer chains and more owner operator stores to keep our takeout diversity.
We ordered two lamb donairs with everything (didn't know you could do that) and rushed them home for eating. Lamb in the donair was tasty, hot off the rotisserie and the pita was tender. The pita was also filled with lettuce and tsatziki which is more a gyro than a donair (we were expecting just onions and tomatoes). Tasted fine but the lettuce makes for a wet drippy wrap and it wasn't what we really wanted. Anyway....it's still been ages since we;ve had a good donair.

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Veneto Pizza1839 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Okay but nothing special
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2011 - 6:04pm [Take-out]

So it's Friday and we wanted take out...thought we'd try a pizza place we had never tried before. Skimming through the DineHere reviews for pizza joints in North Vancouver, the Veneto had decent reviews and was a short drive so we clicked on the website link. The menu looked like fairly standard pizza. pasta, wraps, etc. so we browsed the specialty pizzas. We picked a Hot Stuff (Mexican) and a Chicken Pesto and called them for takeout. Wait was 40 minutes and they were fresh out of the oven when we picked them up.
The Mexican was mildly spicey (for us) with banana peppers, copicolla and lots of mozza cheese. The Chicken Pesto was fairly bland and we couldn't find any trace of chicken...either it was a very fine dice, waved over the top, or they forgot it. Pesto didn't have much basil-garlic kick either. Cheese is the typical bland mozza you get from two-for-one.
They appear to be using Luigi's pre-made crusts...we've bought them ourselves and recognized the perfect machine made shape and texture. They are fine but we prefer a thin crispy crust but that's not on the menu.
If you're ordering for a horde of hungry teenagers or young adults watching a game, you'll appreciate the pizza and great price value but if you're looking for a fancy gourmet pie, you'll be disappointed.

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Sushi Day333 Brooksbank, #150, North Vancouver
Sushi on the go
Submitted Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 8:47pm [Take-out]

We've tapped into Sushi Day a few times now for takeout....it's only a few blocks from home and parking is always easy at Park & Tilford. Today we got three combos to share (assorted tuna/salmon and california/dynamite rolls, and assorted nigiri). It was 5pm and not very busy yet so the wait was about 20 minutes...lots of time for a nice stroll through the gardens with confidence the sushi is freshly made. Nothing startling on the menu if you're a sushi fan, just decent priced sushi to satisfy your craving. The restaurant is small and has one table for four and 5 tables for two so they focus on takeout and seem to do it well.

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Crab Shop, The2455 Dollarton Highway, #121, North Vancouver
Fish and Chips in the Park
Submitted Monday, August 1, 2011 - 8:36am [Take-out]

It was a sunny Friday (finally) and we thought picking up some takeout to eat at Cates Park would be a summertime treat. Fish and chips are perfect park fare so we swung by the Dollarton Crab Shop on the way. We haven't been to their new store since the old one burned down. It was 5 pm and there were only a couple other customers there so we ordered quickly. Waited about 15 minutes for our order which is a good sign meaning everything was being cooked fresh. We order the 6 piece cod family pack because we were very hungry having skipped lunch and it was only $2 more than a couple of 2 piece dinners. Boxed up and wrapped in newspaper, we collected our food and headed for the door. If you're doing takeout to the park, you'll need to unwrap and salt your F&C before you leave or shake some salt into a knapkin to bring with you like we did. The shop supplies tartar sauce in a baggie and you can collect pouches of ketchup and vinegar and lemon slices from the counters.

10 minutes later we were in Cates at a picnic table eagerly unwrapping our F&C. One box was stuffed full of fries and one with 6 good sized pieces of battered cod. Fries were tasty but not very crisp; perhaps they are better fresh at the shop and don't travel well. Fairly oily we thought. The fish was tasty but the batter was fairly chewy and not very crisp; the cod inside was delicious but the batter was a bit disappointing. Perhaps it also doesn't travel well. A lot of oil leaked out of the boxes onto the newspaper and our general impression was that although the flavours are there, we prefer the less greasy and more crispy F&C we can get at other shops in N. Van.

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True Confections3701 W. Broadway, #6, Vancouver
Dessert on a wet and stormy night
Submitted Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

It was a dark, wet and stormy Friday and we were driving past True Confections at Broadway and Alma when we were suddenly hit with a craving for hot tea and cake. It was about 7:30pm and the place was half full, mostly with young couples. We were seated promptly at a window seat which was nice but proved to be a little chilly so we kept our coats on. Tables are small and close together so it's quite cosy or cramped, depending on how you feel about that kind of seating. We ordered a pot of Bombay Chai tea, and I had the classic chocolate cake while the wife satisfied her fruit craving with a warm apple pie a la mode. Everything was served quickly and efficiently and we enjoyed the hot tea and swapping of forks. The chocolate cake was deliciously rich and chocolate, just what the doctor ordered. Wife loved the apple pie and although the crust could have been a bit flakier, the filling was full of apples and sweet cinnamon. After half and hour the place was filling up and getting a little loud to talk confortably so we rolled on. $31 including tip.

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Cactus Club Cafe855 Main Street, West Vancouver
Nice B-Day Dinner
Submitted Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 6:34am [Dine in]

Son and I took Mom out to the West Van Cactus Club for her birthday dinner. Arrived at 5:30 and had no problem getting parking or a booth. Drinks were a Bellini for Mom, microbrew for son and water for me. Had to ask twice for the water but that was the only serving glitch. Ordered calamari as an appie to split which came quickly. Tzatziki and chipotle mayo for dips were good and the squid was nicely battered and crisp. Mom had the braised rib sandwich which she described as pot roast in a bun....she liked it but it was very filling. Son had the bbq duck sandwich which he described as rich and messy. He didn't seem very impressed. I had the creole chicken which was blackened, rich and spicy...best of the three entrees I think. Total bill with tip was $95 for three....could have been a lot more if we had gone with the more expensive entrees and dessert. Overall the food is good but it can be a bit pricey if you don't have a coupon, drink a few or ignore the menu prices. But the bathroom is worth the visit.....

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Indian Fusion2045 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Sweet Dinner
Submitted Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

My son and I popped in on a Saturday night for an early dinner before the game. We haven't been to the Fusion for a while and they've dropped the pizza from the menu since we last ate here....probably for the best.....to concentrate on the Indian part of the Fuse. Decor is simple but elegant in keeping with a small Lonsdale restaurant. Started out with Mango Lassi's, mango and yogurt drinks like a fruit smoothy. They were perfect for buffering the Indian hot wing appetizer which was quite hot but very tasty. Chicken Korma, Lamb Tikka and Pulao Rice were enough to round out the meal for the two of us. The Korma was a mild coconut curry, maybe a little too mild after the Indian hot wings for us to really taste or appreciate. The Lamb Tikka, seared in the hot Tandoori oven and dressed with slivered onions and peppers was excellent. Spiced Pulao Rice with onions and peas made a nice accompaniment to the other dishes, soaking up the Korma sauce. We were comfortably stuffed for $55 including tip and will definitely be back. Service was perfect but may have been helped by our early dining time (5:30pm).

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KFC2255 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Downhill slide
Submitted Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 6:05pm [Take-out]

I don't usually comment on fast food places...you get what you get. But we do occasionally enjoy a KFC chicken pigout and this is the only outlet near us so we've been there often. The quality of the chicken has taken a serious nose-dive over the last year or so, to the point where we won't go there anymore. Chicken seems to have been held too long or overnight....dry and the skin is rubbery. Happened 3 times in a row. We're done with that KFC. Too bad, we used to enjoy an occasional takeout..

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Hell Pizza1931 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Decent pizza with a few twists
Submitted Thursday, December 23, 2010 - 5:58pm [Take-out]

We picked up three "doubles" which as enough to feed four people. We like variety in our pizza and Hells does offer some different toppings and a decent crust. A bit cheaper than F..ing Wedge but you're still paying for the flair and promo so there value is a bit low. Overall we weren't knocked over but we didn't sample the entire menu so there may have been better choices.

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