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eliogeeVancouverSince January 24, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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McLean's332 Water Street, #200, Vancouver
Deli Goodness!
Submitted Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

I have been going to McLean's Deli off and on for lunch over the past year since I started working in Gastown. For about the last 3 months I have not bothered going as I cannot stand rude staff. There were 2 women that seemed to be there every day and you could not get them to crack even the smallest smile no matter how polite you were or how much of a tip you left. They seemed inconvenienced every time someone ordered a sandwich - hello you work in a deli, it's your job! Yes I understand it gets busy and not everyone can be all smiles and bubbly every day, but they were just miserable every time I went. Well today I was walking past and noticed 3 new faces behind the counter so I decided to go back in. Wow, what a difference! Please, thank you, smiles, chatting, yes people working in customer service actually providing customer service! What a concept.

I hope the change is permanent as their sandwiches are delicious. Fresh bread, freshly slized meats, good quality veggies and for about $7.50 (small size sandwich), you get a good sized lunch. Not to mention the free bag of home made potato chips that come with your order. Yum. Compared to other places in the area I think it's a great value for a great sized lunch. I know personally I couldn't eat much more than the small sized sandwich. They have also added some salads and soups as well which I will try next time.

The space has been jazzed up a bit since I last went as well. They now have tables instead of a counter with stools, changed the layout a bit and added some new McLean themed art. Looks good. Welcome back to my lunch rotation McLean's!

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Sea Monstr Sushi55 Powell Street, Vancouver
It's OK...I guess
Submitted Monday, November 15, 2010 - 3:06pm [Dine in]

Noticed that this place had just recently opened up and decided to try it out for lunch. Wasn't busy at all, but then again I was eating lunch quite late (around 1pm) so maybe I missed the lunch rush. Initial service was good, prompt with the tea. However never got offered a refill of my tea. Food definitely is not worth the price. Had a couple rolls, miso soup and a prawn sunomono and lunch cost me $20. For other sushi places just a few blocks away you get much better value and equal quality. I don't mind paying a premium for food, as long as it is worth it in quality and quantity. The soup was good. Never had a sunomono without noodles, but maybe that is a more traditional way of serving it? Rolls were ok, didn't fall apart or anything and tasted like standard Vancouver sushi, but were really small for the price. Could have easily eaten 4 or 5 full rolls and I'm not a big lunch eater. The space is just ok as well. Small, but the exposed brick gives it some character. Not much more to say really, just another standard, mediocre sushi place in Vancouver.

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Shota Sushi & Grill5688 Yew Street, Vancouver
Always Delicious!
Submitted Friday, July 9, 2010 - 12:19pm [Dine in]

Have been to Shota a few times now, and every time I have been more than satisfied. Yes it may be a little more pricey than the average sushi joint, but it is so worth it for the quality and freshness of the fish. The wild sockeye sashimi is to die for, all the fish used in their specialty rolls is amazing as is all the nigiri I have ever had there. If all you eat for sushi is the standard California Roll or Dynamite Roll than sure you can get comparable sushi anywhere, but if you eat sushi for the fish, this is the place to go. Have also never been let down with the appetizers. Spinach Gomae is fresh and light, sunomono salad has little bunches of rolled noodles - truely unique, and the deep fried spicy tuna well again, just delicious. The restaurant itself is also nice. Standard tables, sushi bar seating, booth type seating and big comfy chairs in the middle - you never know where you will end up. I find the lighting to be nice as well. Very well lit, but it's a soft light which makes for a nice mood. The only area that is slightly lacking is the service. Although I have never had an experience as some others have reported, they are a little slow with refilling tea, clearing plates, and bringing the bill, but the order and food arrival has always been very prompt. Even though I have to drive a good 20+ minutes to get there, it's definitely my top choice for sushi in Vancouver.

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Coast1054 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Mediocre at Best
Submitted Sunday, January 24, 2010 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

Went last night for a friend's birthday. Having made the reservation weeks ago we expected to have a decent table, but were crammed in a corner next to the serving station. Our waiter instantly left a bad impression when the first words out of his mouth were "I'll tell you right now I can't give you separate bills" only to look over a few minutes later to see the same waiter handing out separate bills to the table next to us. Next one of our party asked if they had any halibut as it was on their online menu, to a snotty reply of "it's out of season", like we are supposed to know when certain fish are in season. Since we were crammed in the corner, every time he came to deliver or remove a plate from the people in the back, he would just push my friend's chair without so much as an excuse me. The food wasn't much better. A couple people ordered fish & chips, which were extremely oily even for fish & chips standards. I had the scallops which were very large (they should be for $10 each!), but were under cooked and thrown on top of of sliced potatoes (looked like pan fries) and soggy cauliflower. The other meals were mediocre as well. Mussel broth was luke warm and the lobster poutine was swimming in gravy. The best part was probably the passion fruit tart for dessert. Definitely more of a place to be seen than to actually enjoy a good meal. Full of short skirts and tight shirts. The room was so loud that it was hard to hear anyone at our own table. There are so many better seafood restaurants in Vancouver that we will definitely not be returning to Coast.

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