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EatsFatsVancouverSince April 22, 2007321 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3)
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Grille, The8400 No. 6 Rd, Richmond
What? Good decent food here? Yes...
Submitted Friday, November 6, 2009 - 9:31pm [Dine in]

At a golf course, yes, there is this restaurant. They even let us in wearing sloppy jeans and t-shirt.
Frankly, it looks like a typical casual fine dining restaurant in Vancouver. Say a nicer White Spot. It certainly doesn't hurt though that it has a rather nice view of a very good looking golf course. Not so much course out the window, but trees, ponds, grass... you could do worse.

Service is friendly and proficient, but nothing super amazing. No complaints.

The food? Surprisingly decent! They advertise only wild, sustainable salmon. And local produce from Richmond farms.
There is absolutely nothing fancy or innovative about their food. Burgers, pasta, sandwiches, soup, salads. But, they do a very good job of it. Maybe it's the ingredients.
Prices for lunch are pretty reasonable, I would say cheaper than Earl's, most things around $10-11.
Would I eat here again? Easily? Worth a trip? Maybe not. But hey, it sure beats most of the crappy HK tea restaurants around Richmond.

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Ebi-Ten388 Robson Street, Vancouver
Fast, friendly and tasty
Submitted Saturday, October 31, 2009 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

No, you're not going to mistake this for anything but a fast food joint. But at least it's leagues better than McD's and the like. You go in, order your combo and you get out. Sure there's room to lounge in there if you want, but you know, it's a little joint for fast food.

All the workers there seem super friendly and happy, always a good sign. And boy, they are fast. Like Wendy's fast, if not McD's fast.

Hey, it's rice bowls and noodles, good warm comfort food (at least if you're from Asia). It tastes good, reasonable quality & quantity. What's to go wrong? A destination it's not, but a great place for a quick tummy filler.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Hmm... not bad
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 12:27am [Dine in]

To be honest, I was not expecting much from this place. Not because of the recent poor reviews (I hadn't read that yet), but from experience several years ago and word of mouth.

Well, I gotta say, the place has held up well and it's a nice location. No complaints about that. Plus stuff seemed generally quite clean. (Sadly, that shouldn't even merit a mention, but when it comes to most Chinese restaurants...)

There was a wait (no surprise to me), but once we got seated, service did come promptly, and this was close to 1pm or later at this point. Nothing out of the ordinary for dim sum place, so I can't really complain, though I certainly wasn't bowled over. We did linger around a bit, even with a packed restaurant, but the waiters never made us feel rushed.
The table was full of crazies, so we asked for _three_ different kinds of teas plus hot water. 4 teapots in total, but the waiters didn't even hesitate.

We had a whacky guest who decided to basically order one of everything on the dim sum menu. Honestly, though there were too many deep friend items, most of it was quite well done. Nothing innovative though. Afterwards, we even ordered some regular menu items, special noodles & rice. No hesitations there and it was delivered in a timely manner.

Okay, here's the thing. It was solidly decent, both service & food. There wasn't necessarily anything outstanding. I'm not sure it is worth a special trip out here, but there aren't a lot of dim sum places of this caliber nearby, so I find myself (surprisingly) thinking that I wouldn't mind heading back if I ever had another craving and I happened to be in the area. Hmm...

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Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
Lives up to the hype...
Submitted Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 12:22am [Dine in]

Yeah, so he is a famous chocolatier. But this place also churns out some rather fine pastries and desserts. And it isn't just in name only, all but one time, we see Thomas himself working and making the rounds.

The chocolates are good, very good. I would rate it one of the top 3 in town (each of the top 3 have a different style, so hard to compare exactly, but I would rate Shokolade, Chocolate Arts and Thomas Haas).

The pastries and desserts? Oh yes, super yum. It's downright good. He's famous for a reason. And when you add in the price? (Which is comparable to what you find in Safeway/Superstore, etc), that's unbeatable.

The chocolate sparkle cookies are ... I don't know what they are but they are incredible. It's worth the trip just to experience these morsels.

Recommended? Are you kidding? Mandatory! You get some of the best stuff in the world from a famous chef for such low prices?
If you don't go, you don't deserve to call yourself a foodie.

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Cafe D'Lite Express4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3210, Richmond
Aaah, some of the best Hainanese chicken in town...
Submitted Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 12:10am [Dine in]

Sure, it is just a food court stall, but it's just like the original Cafe D'Lite that I remember (the small hole in the wall, before they moved to the bigger location).

For $6.50 I got the Hainan chicken rice. Generous serving of the chicken rice, the chicken (boneless!!!), the dipping sauce and a small bowl of soup.
I'm sorry Singapore, but in the careful balance between price and taste, Vancouver has you beat at your own game.

The amount was just right , definitely left feeling satisfied, though not overly so. The chicken was very well done, as was the chicken rice. I was also surprised by the soup. Usually at the food courts, it's practically a "throw-away" item chock full of MSG. But not this one, this tasted like good proper soup made with a lot of ingredients other than MSG. I certainly didn't develop any of that fabulous MSG thirst after eats...

Yeah, highly recommended. You can get the same quality food as their main store location, at pocket friendly prices and portions. Even if you booked a plane ticket to Singapore, you might be hard-pressed to do better. (Oh believe me, we tried...)

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Delijohn Market4051 Hastings Street, Burnaby
It's a market, it's a restaurant? Decent Persian food...
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

Okay, so it's more of a market than a restaurant. I'm not sure what the deal is here, but up front, they have the "kitchen" and a few tables. They serve up some of the "usual" Persian fare, koobideh's, stews, etc.

No complaints about the proprietor's, looks like and old couple running the joint. They were very friendly and if we didn't know what something might taste like, they even let us sample it. The selection is not bad. Not super extensive, but alright all things considered.

Of course, we could see them cooking stuff up (except the stews of course) on the spot as we ordered it, so everything came fresh out of the "kitchen". And with only the 2 of them doing everything, they still delivered quickly enough, especially given that we essentially swamped them with something like 10+ people at once. (And then other customers rolled in too). I did notice that even though we took over almost everything, the other customers were Persian.

The food itself? Well, not bad. I've definitely had better, but no complaints given the price. I felt satisfied and felt the ingredients were good.

Okay, come on. It's not GREAT stuff, but what do you expect from what is essentially a street vendor that you can grab something quick on the go? It meets my expectations.

Recommended? Hmmm.... depends on how much of a craving you have. If you could wait 15minutes, you could probably get better by driving across 2nd Narrows to North Van. It is definitely not a destination, but certainly will satisfy a craving if you're in the area.

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Pho Central1161 Davie Street, Vancouver
Decent pho for downtown
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:31pm [Dine in]

I'd normally never think of eating pho downtown, but well, we had a craving one day and didn't feel like getting in a car and driving over, so Pho Central it is.
It's like a lot of eateries on Davie, small, relatively well kept. Most un-pho like.

The proprietor is very friendly, speaks Vietnamese I think, English of course, and also French. Just in case that matters to you.

The menu is on the small side for a pho place. It's not really a problem I guess, because, well, it is just a pho place and honestly, most other places list 20 different kinds of pho, 19 of which all taste the same...
Pricing is probably in-line with other pho places in town, maybe a touch higher due to the location, but not overly so.

The food itself was ... well, solid if un-spectacular. But otherwise, no complaints.

I mean, I certainly wouldn't make a trip of it. But Pho Central is in the enviable position of having few competitors (none?) anywhere nearby, so if you are downtown and have a craving, this is your only choice. At least you won't regret it.

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Ragazzi Pizza Co.2996 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
Pizza done right. Best of the East!
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:26pm [Dine in]

It's a pizza joint, don't expect much ambience. But they do keep it very clean and organized, which is very nice.

The guy running the place when we were there was friendly and helpful, no complaints given it was a one-man show that day.

Between 2 of us, we downed TWO pizza's. Yes, that's right. I haven't tried that feat since my university days. Granted, this wasn't the large size, but these aren't mini-pizza's either.
They are THAT GOOD. Crust done perfectly, not too salty, just the right amount of cheese (not overly crazy like Pizza Hut and those other crappy joints). Excellent topping combinations.

I concur with the other reviewer. This is hands down, THE BEST pizza east of Cambie. Even west of Cambie, I can think of only a few that can match this place (I'd go for Firewood Cafe, Rocky Mountain or Sciue). Ragazzi's style is a bit more "traditional" I think, but no less good. I'm not sure there is a better pizza place in the lower mainland.

Highly, highly recommended. If you want to know what real pizza should taste like, if you just like to eat good food...

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Pho Linh325 East Broadway, Vancouver
Good for more than just pho
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

On a tip, we headed over to try this place. I'm sure the pho is tasty, but we were after something else. Beef 5 ways. Or maybe it's 3 ways. Anyways, it's less than 7 ways.
It's a dinky little place, you probably won't win awards on a first date. Okay clean. Looks like a family operated joint and the server (daughter?) was super-friendly and helpful.

It looks a little pricey, but that's because it is a feast for 2 people. And it is A LOT of food. We were virtually rolling out of there after just this one order.

If you don't know how many ways they do beef, well, here's your chance to find out. BTW, it's more than just beef, there are heaping platefuls of vegetables, herbs, noodles, etc to go with it. It's a full meal deal.

Recommended for a trip (unless maybe all you want is pho), it's certainly worth the trip as it will hardly dent your wallet even if you don't like it.

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Kaplan's Star Deli1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
More than just hefy sandwiches
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

Well, this place has, I think, few competitors in Vancouver. Shall we file this under Jewish deli?

It's a tiny joint, but quite clean. Service is okay, no complaints. Biggest tables are for like 4 people, that's it, so don't be expecting a big party.

There's all sorts of sandwiches and other "usual" Jewish goodies. Matzo ball soup (good, quite good, maybe the best in town except for some home brew), gefilte fish, etc. You can get all sorts of sandwiches including chopped liver (which was yum).
As you'd expect from a place like this, they serve meat, loosely held by a few pieces of bread. If you're a vegetarian, well, this is not your place. Honestly, some of those sandwiches I could not stuff the full thickness in my mouth.

Price? Well, it is in-line with other types of this restaurant. But it is on the high-end compared to other eateries. Expect over $10 easily for a "simple" sandwich and a sliver of dill pickle. On the other hand it is A LOT of meat.

I have eaten at such places in New York, and I would say this compares favourably, maybe even better. Would I recommend you try? Sure, if you've never been before. Also there are lots of eats there that is hard to find at other restaurants. Plus the quality is good. The only downside is that it is hard to stomach the pricing too much...

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Ichiro Japanese Restaurant12011 2nd Avenue, #110, Richmond
A pleasant surprise with good, well-thought out food
Submitted Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 11:01pm [Dine in]

We passed by this place a few times and always passed it by. It looks like just another one of those sushi restaurants run by non-Japanese proprietors.
But we finally gave it a shot (lunch time), and boy, were we surprised. Probably run by some guys who have a good handle on more authentic Japanese food (well, they're probably Japanese :-)

The place was packed, but everything was clean and organized and we were seated quite promptly. It's all nicely done, just no "wow", but that's okay.

There's lots of the "usual" on the menu, ostensibly to satisfy the usual, un-adventurous customers. But it seemed like the key was to spot the items with the little Japanese flag next to it for some goodies. We had the Mugitoro set and also a seasonal special set.
The presentation was very nice, especially considering it was "just" a bento set. Almost everything in either set was something unique that is rarely on other restaurants menu. Bonus points for creating a special seasonal set. I think it shows they have the passion to try and create good food, and you can taste it.
We felt the portions were quite generous for the price, (at least for the current economy) and we certainly left well satisfied.

Highly recommended. If you're looking for another sushi place, it may not be worth the trip. But if you're looking for something a bit unique, this is the best in Steveston, certainly one of the tops in all of Richmond. I say worth the trip out here to sample the specialties.

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Atithi Indian Cuisine2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver
One of the top Indian places in town and consistently good
Submitted Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

We finally had a chance to sample dinner instead of the lunch buffet, and my evaluation of this place has just gone up. Way up, I definitely concur with the rest of the reviewers.
Service is always excellent, they really do make you feel like you're an honoured guest stopping by.

We sampled the butter chicken, a paneer and another okra dish. Enough spice, but not enough to kill us. Every dish tasted freshly made, and on that day, even the roti, definitely tasty fare that I've not had elsewhere, makes me think it was made in-house. It also came with a slightly innovative salad (with blueberries :-), not expected from an Indian joint, but nice.
Even the okra dish was not over-cooked. You could taste not only the main ingredient, but all the subtle little spices that went into it. That's a lot more than I can say for almost any other Indian place I've been too in town. Really let's you know what proper Indian cooking could/should be!
For 2 people, it ran under $40 and it was enough for dinner and to feed us for lunch the next day too (granted, under this hot weather, our appetite is not what it usually is). Still, significantly less expensive than any of Vij's places (as good as they are).

If you were ever looking for a hidden gem, this is one of those rare places. Great food for not a lot of money. I would rank this as one of the top 5 Indian places in GVRD, maybe the top 3. For the money, it would have to be the top rank to date.
Definitely recommended, in fact, I'm giving it a rare must-go recommendation.

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New Age5411 Kingsway, Burnaby
Hoping for a gem, finding decency
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

This is one of those times I was really hoping to find the proverbial hidden gem. I mean, stuck underneath a non-descript hotel in the middle of Kingsway?
Walking in sure got my hopes up. It looked clean, stylish,nice...hmm...

Aaah well, too bad that was pretty much the highlight. Well, actually, not much to complain about. Service was pretty decent, the menu is not bad. It has some of the usual HK tea restaurant stuff with some Taiwanese dishes thrown in for good measure, with much of the menu leaning towards 'shared' dishes rather than single 'combo' sets.
Why do I feel let down? The food quality is typical, entirely passable, but not very outstanding. The menu variety is also decent, but I struggle to remember anything really unique that I hadn't sampled elsewhere.

Would I make it a destination? No, for sure not. However, I think there is scant competition in the area, so in the area it would make a decent stop for affordable eats if you're just interested in filling your belly.

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Cafe Deux Soleils2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Another mediocre place that's best left unvisited
Submitted Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

When you run a restaurant, either you have passion for food or you have a passion for the business. Preferably the former. Otherwise, don't bother. Oh, wait, except there's a sucker born every minute.

This seems like yet another one of those places where you count on having a customer base who doesn't know what to cook.

The decor, well, nothing to write home about. A slightly run down diner/cafe that's passably clean.
The menu? There's absolutely nothing innovative or exciting on the menu. Your typical soups, sandwiches, etc.
The service? Hmm... the staff seem somewhat less than motivated. So, how did our culinary experience go?
We were the only 2 in the diner needing service, with 2 staff on hand. Oh, except they closed the "grill" early, well before closing. I overheard them talking, they just wanted to get out early. After us, they even turned away some customers who came in just before closing.
So, we were left with the soup (basil vegetable?), lentil rolls and a sandwich.
2 staff, 2 customers ... and we were waiting long enough that I could've dashed across the street to get my own ingredients and make my own sandwich. The soup and lentil rolls just needed warming up, so while someone is doing that, surely they could whip up a sandwich with 4 ingredients? (Avocado, pre-sliced edam cheese, cucumber and tomato). The bread was just pre-sliced mass manufactured bread too. Oh, and the soup, while it was okay, it seems the cook (and I use that term loosely) has never heard of this new fangled thing called "salt". (And this from people who already eat very low salt).
Yup, you'd be impressed with this place if you did not know how to cook. The food is decent, and maybe I'd be happy if it were half the price. At least it's clean enough. But seriously, this is probably the 2nd biggest piece of ... in town after Finch's. It wins by a nose by being slightly quicker and slightly cheaper.
Don't waste your hard earned pennies and stomach space here. There's better food to be had. (And if you think otherwise, I highly encourage you to take some basic cooking lessons).

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Takis Taverna1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
Good food, good ambience, why lineup next door?
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:52am [Dine in]

Went here for a "quick" bite instead of lining up at Stepho's. When I last ate on this block many aeons ago, couldn't taste anything special about Stepho's and looks like nothing has changed.
I like the interior (is it new?) gives such a nice ambience that seems very fitting for a Greek restaurant. Perfect for sitting around munching and chatting with friends. Thumbs up here.

The food? We went lazy and just ordered a platter.
The service was kind of friendly, a little indifferent ... but most disturbingly, lacked "passion". I mean, they treated us like we were Greek food "newbies", yet didn't even bother to use the real names for each of the dishes. Come on, say it, you can do it "moussaka", yeah, was that hard?
Alright, I'll cut them some slack this time, because the food seemed to be darned good, better than I ever remember it.

Nothing was too greasy, very tasty. Especially the aforementioned moussaka. Dolmathes, very nice, different that the stuff we've usually had at other places. Spanakopita, yes, thumbs up on that too. The "low" might be the chicken souvlaki, but the worst one is hardly near bad in this case.

Value wise, I would say typical Greek, which I've yet to find a place that rates 4 stars in my book. Yeah, we were full, we had leftovers, but still ... when all was said and done, $30 per person, without drinks.
Still, it was damned tasty and I came away happy. If I lived in the area and had a Greek food craving, yup, I would hit this place for sure for some of the "North American" Greek classics. What I'm still looking for is some place with a different and more authentic / home-style menu...

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Laleh Bakery130 W. 15th St., North Vancouver
Inexpensive, but really, really good cookies and cakes
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:40am [Dine in]

It's just a bakery. Come in, get your stuff and get out. The way it works, I think you choose one of 4 box sizes, then they stuff it with whatever you want, they weigh it and figure out the cost.
They are surprisingly inexpensive, even when compared to Superstore, Save-On kind of pastries .... but these are MUCH better. Just for example, the 2nd smallest box, we can stuff with something like 4 mini roll/cakes, a couple of napolean type pastries and many different cookies and it comes in less than $10. (The amount is good enough to feed at least 4-5 people).

There's an incredible selection of cookies, and so far, we've not found a bad one, but have found many favourites. Also just as good are their cakes. Not sure what exactly they're supposed to be, but we call 'em "mini Swiss rolls", but they are so much better. Light, not too sweet, utterly tasty. So good!
Chalk this up on the list of my favourite bakeries in the lower mainland.

Definitely not to be missed, there is just soooo much tasty variety in here.

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Khayam Restaurant114A West 15th Street, North Vancouver
Good eats back in the alley...
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:34am [Dine in]

We passed by this place a few times on the way to Laleh and it always enticed us to come in and try for some reason. Unfortunately, it looks like one of our esteemed colleagues just beat us to the punch (again!)

Sure, this place is behind all the other places, in the alley. But it's a clean alley. Inside looks a little bit grungy, but at least the cutlery looks clean enough.
The quirkiness continues as the waitress patiently explained the menu to us and took our order. Did I mention she is Korean and had on her "Wang" (that's a giant food manufacturer) apron? Friendly though, which helped, as she explained that, sorry, fully half the menu was no longer available (I'm not sure if it was that night or "forever"). And that was the interesting half. How about the "stews"? No, that's out too. Oh, and sorry, the home-made dough (the drink) was also not available.
Never mind, we satisfied ourselves with a soltani and chicken kebab plate. They started us off with, yes, the pita, cheese, herbs (just cilantro actually) and big chunks of onion. The chef/cook immediately started up the grill while we munched and watched cheesy Persian soap opera's.

Aaah, but big thumbs up to the food that came quickly. Koobideh was very juicy and tasty, no burnt bits at all. This was topped (I think) by the chicken, so juicy, so tender, I didn't even need a knife to cut it (which was good, because I didn't have one). The rice was usual, but I like the grilled tomatoes weren't burnt beyond recognition.

Good? Yah. For cheap eats, I might hit here instead of the much busier Yaas up a few blocks. Now if only they would bring back the last half of the menu and all the other good bits. I'll be coming back and eyeing them for sure. It doesn't hurt that Laleh is just around the corner either...

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Bowl of Stars3608 Kingsway, Vancouver
Good local eats here
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:24am [Dine in]

Small, clean little restaurant here. Run by a bunch of "youngsters" it seems, looking like your typical bubble tea joint or Taiwan style tea restaurant.

Nothing wrong with that here as they carry it off well, decent, quick service and good food.
The menu isn't terribly expansive, there's only like 4-5 main noodle soup dishes and some appetizers. We had some garlic cucumbers, some large intestines and vegetable greens boiled in fish broth. All were decent (well, given the price target). The noodle soup? Yah, okay too. The broth was reasonably tasty, but didn't seem to be super-salty or greasy, so it went down fine and didn't come back to bite us. Between the table of us, we tried most of the noodles and all were decent.

Well, hmm ... tough call. Not sure if I would make a special trip to sample this, but if you're driving by or in the area, I would definitely give it a go. It's fast, tasty and reasonably inexpensive. And as another astute reviewer pointed out, the food isn't exactly slapped together haphazardly either. They at least took _some_ care in getting in presented reasonably.

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Ningtu2130 Kingsway St., Vancouver
A nice idea if they could bring up the quality...
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:18am [Dine in]

Okay, so what are you expecting from a place like this? It's a cheapo greasy Chinese restaurant. (Okay, maybe not so greasy, but you get the idea...)

Not too worried about my health here, it seems passably clean I guess. The service that night, well, I guess they're running a little short-staffed, but efficient enough that I can't really complain.

The food? Well, the soup was a big miss. It was some crab thick soup, liberally populated with huge chunks of canned mushroom. It's not good to start off on the wrong foot as that kind of sets the tone for the rest of the meal. Luckily, that was the low point. High point might have been the special duck that everyone orders (honestly, might be worth a visit just to sample that) and the "8 treasure rice" for dessert. Everything else in between? Well, passable, but I wish they would stop using all that damned canned mushroom in everything!

It's got a decent menu, good prices, now if they could only clean up the restaurant a bit and try using some quality ingredients, maybe put more care into the food, they may have a winner.

I won't tell you to stay away from this one, but I'm hesitant to recommend it either. The quality just isn't there. It might, just might, be worth a quick visit for the couple of dishes I mentioned before... but only if I couldn't find it elsewhere.

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Refuel Restaurant1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Lives up to the reputation
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2009 - 1:12am [Dine in]

There should be no surprise about what to expect from this place by now. When you walk in, everything is as it should be. Very "modern" clean decor, the staff are all very efficient and friendly (though I would say perhaps slightly coldly professional). No need to say more, so let's move on to the food.

We had the 4-course chef's menu. $64 this one. We let them know any preferences of course and off they went. There were no repeats or duplicates, each person had a different dishes (even the amuse bouche) so there was plenty to sample and talk about. The dish sizes ... well, to be expected, we thought we'd easily stuff it down and walk out of there. Oh so wrong, by the time dinner was over, we were rolling out of there. I don't know how we could've gone for the larger menus without fasting first.

Each course was definitely creative. Not something that you'd remember eating elsewhere. Of course, that is not without risks. My particular soup was just okay. There were one or 2 other "okay's", but no misses. One highlight for me was the pork. My gosh, yes, it was tasty pork for sure, but at the same time, also reminded me of munching down on a nice medium-rare steak for some reason. One of the most innovative and best pork dishes I've ever had.
Each dish came perfectly paced for a good dinner that involves a lot of eating and conversation.

Unlike some lucky souls, it'd be impossible for us to come here on any frequent basis. However, I would qualify this as a "must-visit" place to open your eyes once in a while to see what could be done. There are no "usuals" here. Highly recommended.

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