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enjoyfoodVancouverSince January 30, 20076 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Giovane1038 Canada Place, Level 1, Vancouver
Nice !
Submitted Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 3:37pm [Dine in]

After a nice stroll, the big G for Giovane caught our attention. It's not the usual franchise coffee shop.
Decor is nice with a mix of yellow, orange, & white colours. They have two separate counters, one had the coffee menu and a smaller fridge display. The other counter which was down at the back has all the sandwiches and desserts displays. We ordered a Genovese panini and a Portobello panini (ranges from $9 to $12). After paying they gave us a number stand, so we went off and sat down. Both paninis came with a small and nicely done salad and the paninis were nicely toasted. The lattes were EXCELLENT! We ordered a regular and a matcha green tea latte ranging around $3.50 ~ $ 4.50 and it came latte-d art. After finishing, we decided to share a dessert, and so glad we did! We went for the black forest, done so well ranging about $5 which is very decent. You can tell how much work has been putten on their cakes.

Food- Great paninis, desserts, & excellent lattes - A MUST try if you happen to be in the area.
Ambience - Nice and modern
Service - Great

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Kanpeki Tappanyaki Restaurant8351 Alexandra Road, #140, Richmond
Best Teppanyaki Ever !
Submitted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 1:51am [Dine in]

I've heard quite good reveiws and decide to give it a try with couple friends. Craving starts once opening the door. They seem to have around 3 private rooms and an area outside for around 20-ish people seating. We sat outside. The menu was quite extensive, sets ranged from around $20 to I think $200 per person. After good couple minutes of thinking on what to order, we decided to go for dinner for 4 @ $198, that is around $50 per person. I hope I remember all the items... here goes: started with sashimi (salmon, scallop, shrimp, and surf clam) - ok, garden salad - ok, lobster miso soup - NICE & HOT, buttered 1/2 lobster tail, seared black cod - so SMOOTH, seared foie gras on Toast - so INDULGING, beef rolls with roasted garlic and green onions - THE BEST, sirloin cubes, fried rice and re-using the saved oil from the foi gras, veggies - cabbage & bean sprouts, pan fried soft tofu, and lastly ice cream. Can you believe EVERYTHING was done perfectly!!! This the BEST teppanyaki I've had in ages. The ingridients by itself is well worth the price.

Definitely worth trying out.

Lots of parking & Kanpeki has thier own spots as well.

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Torarenbo8191 Park Rd, Richmond
Average
Submitted Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

We were party of around 12. Sushi was decent, tempura was so-so, rolls were not bad. As for the sashimi, it really depends on personal taste. I'm not a very big fan of thick cut sashimi so the tuna is something to avoid. The items on the Special board were quite good and interesting such as the Ankimo (monk fish liver). Raw oysters were superb especially the sauce. Service really depends on how busy they are. The busier they are, service tends to slip (by a lot). The place needs renovation as mentioned by other reviewers. Parking was horrible that I paid parked on the street at a rate of $4 for 2 hours.

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Bistro The Home8460 Alexandra Road, 165, Richmond
Nice
Submitted Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 1:21am [Dine in]

Went there for lunch with couple friends. Lunch had quite a good value where a soup or salad, and a drink comes included with your meal ranging around $9-15.
My friend ordered an Unagi pasta - not bad, it happens to go quite well with paste. It seems easy to make at home :)
My other friend ordered an Octupus inked seafood pasta - appearance could be better in my opinion. Everything was black. For some reason i was thinking the seafood would have been in their orginal colour and only the pasta would be in octupus ink. Flavour was great, it just the appearance that wasn't that appealing.
I ordered a Seafood pasta in cream sauce. Done quite well.
As for portion, I think for ladies it is the perfect size, but for mens, maybe just not enough.
Ambience is nice and comfy. Service is attentive.

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Butaya8400 Alexandra Road, #190, Richmond
New New New !!
Submitted Sunday, July 31, 2011 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I'm quite surprise I'm the first one to write a review on this new finding !!!
i just went a few days ago, as we were cruising on Alexandra Road looking for a place for dinner...and we noticed a new signage that is Butaya. So we peeked and went in. And OMG, exactly what I was craving for !!!! I Luv katsu !!! I've had this breaded pork loin in Japan and Taiwan couple years ago and I was looking for this all over Vancouver !!

We ordered two different set lunches just to try a bit of everything. One set came with breaded pork loin, fish, and 3 pc of prawns and the second set came with 6 pc breaded pork tenderloin. Started the meal with a bowl of cabbage salad to share paired with a fruity mayo mustard looking dressing which was quite refreshing. Then we started to grind the black and white sesame in special teeth-bowl and added the katsu sauce afterwards. They even have a picture printout to teach you how to do it! I'm quite surprised by now and looking forward to the food. The set came with a miso soup, bowl of rice and pickled cucumbers. The pickled cucumbers was the perfect pair with fried food. I haven't had such juicy and tender katsu for a while and this is one of the better ones. I could taste the natural sweetness of the pork (i can tell there's no msg) and it matches the sesamed pork sauce so well. Not to mention, the breaded batter is my fav - not too thick, not too thin and best of all is the crispiness. I was so full and satisfied by the time i saw the table next to us when their asparagus rolls and something that looked like croquettes arriving. I wish I had more tummy space at the that time.
Our sets were $12-13 each which is very decent compared to other jap's restaurant.
Remember to order an iced drink to go with your meal. Btw remember to bring cash as it is a cash only restaurant, hopefully they'll have debit soon.
As for the ambience - nice and simple; lots of parking, server - quite attentive and answered a lot of our questions.. like when did u guys opened, recommendation on what to order etc.
All in all, I'll definitely come back to try the rest of their menu.

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Curry King Cafe4250 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Are they better HK cafes in Burnaby?
Submitted Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 11:52pm [Dine in]

I've tried many HK cafes around town. This one is one of the so-so ones I've been to. The reason why I keep on going is for the French toast crave but didn't want to go to The Boss that is in Metrotown. Curry King looks busy but I don't think it is due to the quality of food, I personally think it is because there aren't much choice of HK cafes in Burnaby.
Food and vaule is mediocre.
The servers are okay.
Parking at the back is convinient.

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