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eastindianVancouverSince September 26, 20068 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Great place all around
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

My favourite restaurant in this city. The seafood is always fresh and very tasty. Service is top and evening ambiance is great. Good place for an elegant Saturday date night. The halibut is my favourite when in season. And the duos and trios of fish are great when offered (I think they stopped the duos for lunch).

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
Bland, Bland, Bland
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

I'm east indian, and I visited this restaurant as part of a group celebration. First off, the staff were friendly, laid-back and generally attentive. The ambiance created is good to look at given that the restaurant is a hole in the wall with poor ventelation (hence don't wear a sweater when you go or you will roast). It is funny what people pay for. You sit in uncomfortable tree seats with really no place except your lap to hold your thali (plate) of food, i.e. don't stay too long. The food itself is fresh but very very very bland. I tried the chicken masala (decent but bland) and the lamb kebab (no taste at all, and this was not a kebab, but rather a curry). The food was served lukewarm. They may be making a bit less on margins by using some organic ingredients, but they sure make up for it on what must be a low low overhead, again, it is a hole in the wall. The shakes are pretty good, had the Himilian High, that was prob the best part of the evening, but it was overpriced at $7, no refills on those. The restaurant was confusing too - some Afgan food, some East Indian food, Spanish Flamenco entertainment, and a buddha on the stage - the kitchen staff are from Afganasthan, but it's like they couldn't figure out which ethnic theme to go with. Would I go again? No, food is not decent enough, bland, bland, bland. Decent food doesn't need to be hot or spicy, but it should certainly be tasty.

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Accents Restaurant1967 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Don't bother ...
Submitted Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

Nicely decorated restaurant, cozy feeling. However, they seem to try to screw you on the bill. They have entertainment coupon rules that are not understandable, and they have combo deals that don't help. For example, we went for lunch and 2 of us got the appetizer and entree combos for $10, no problem. The third companion wanted the entree and desert combo for $10, but had to pay more because she didn't order her desert at the outset. Waiter didn't ask if we want combos, and refused to honour the desert beause it wasn't ordered at the BEGINNING of the meal. No customer service observed. As well, for my meal I specifically asked what kind of salmon was being served, waiter asked the chef and came back with the answer "sockeye". So I ordered as I only eat sockeye. What I got definately wasn't sockeye, it was some cheap pink version of salmon, I barely took one bite of it. They took it back at the end of the meal, and didn't care to even ask why I didn't eat my entree. Low quality food and no customer service here.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Strange place for a nice hotel ...
Submitted Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

Griffins is a strange restaurant to be situated in such a nice hotel in downtown Vancouver. Been here a few times, and still can't figure it out. Its decor reminded me of a White Spot from the first visit. It looks like a cafeteria, it's bizarre. Food is average, and the desert buffet is definately nothing to write home about. If you want a fine dining place in a hotel, try the Chartwell at the Four Seasons across the street or walk down to Herons at the Waterfront Fairmont. Don't waste your money on Griffins.

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Lumiere2551 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Great Place
Submitted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 2:43pm [Dine in]

Overall, a very nice experience. Had the chef tasting menu, pretty much all dishes were excellent. Service was first class (and you are paying the price for first class service). Servers were prompt and knowledgable. The only one thing that wasn't so good is that we saw Rob Feenie in the hall both when we arrived and when we left. Neither time did he knod or say hello or bonjour to his customers. No "thanks for coming" from Feenie, he needs to think about that.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Nothing Special
Submitted Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch with another person, ordered a fish and a chicken dish with 2 naans. Both dishes were bland and VERY SMALL. Naans were okay. We left the restaurant to go back to work paying $30 and were still hungry (2 women). Not worth it, dine elsewhere. Plus was that it was a nicely decorated restaurant.

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Pisces Fish & Chips3675 Westminster Highway, #115, Richmond
Entertainment Coupon Issue
Submitted Sunday, July 29, 2007 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

We tried (1) the cod and chips and (2) fish pakoras. Cod and chips were good, your basically decent fish and chips. The fish pakoras looked attractive, but were not really Indian pakoras, they were just a darker fish batter, don't think it was made with "vesan" the traditional pakora batter east indians use. I believe the cod dish was around $10 and the pakoras around $8, so with the entertainment coupon this would be $8 off. The owners while friendly, did not want to honour the coupon, they said if we both ordered the cod dishes, it would be $10 off. I couldn't understand, I was looking for a $8 discount, they insisted that "next time" if I ordered right, I'd get the $10 off. Apparently what constitutes a "menu item" is subject to interpretation. An item on the menu, I'm asking for a smaller discount, from my opinion. I guess we had to be willing to come back a "second time" to get to use our coupon.

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Raga Restaurant1177 W Broadway, Vancouver
Overall - pretty good
Submitted Tuesday, September 26, 2006 - 4:51pm [Dine in]

I'm East Indian, and overall, Raga is one of the better Indian restaurants in central Vancouver, it's the one I recommend when asked because there is no good Indian downtown. They food is quite good, service very decent, and pretty clean for an indian restaurant.

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