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epicurianKerrisdaleSince May 18, 200642 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Mui Garden Restaurant1610 Robson Street, #105, Vancouver
Best take out!
Submitted Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

I wish there was a take out section on this site! This place would rank in the top 5! Delicious food, easy on the grease, msg, and speedy. They have a large selection of food and pretty much everything is tasty. Noddle soups, curry, veggies, hain nan chicken are all delicious. They have a great special which comes w/ soup of the day or pop and main for 7 bucks. Agreed that this quick place is recommended!

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Legendary Noodle1074 Denman Street, Vancouver
MSG Overload!
Submitted Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

I gave the overall rating a poor because the food has just way too much MSG and nothing would be able to redeem it. The noodles tasted pretty good, the stock was rather weak and broccoli in noodles just seems strange to me. the space is cute & rather quaint. Service was speedy.

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Landmark Hot Pot House4023 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Best hot pot in vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

This place is definetely well worth visiting. It's the first hotpot restaurant in vancouver & it's still going strong! The price here is probably 20% higher than any other hotpot restaurant but for the freshness, quality & quantity the price doesnt seem as bad as it is. They have the best cuts of meat. The fatty beef is to die for. They have live prawns, fish, geoduck, lobster, all the usual delish chinese must haves. Lots of amazing soup bases to try and the food is so fresh and the stock is so well done, minimal sauce is needed. Definetely well worth visitng on a cold rainy vancouver evening. The decor is getting a bit aged, but still very clean and neat. The service is chippery & speedy & v efficient. The only downside to this restaurant at the moment is the insane construction taking place in the area. A must go for hot pot connoseuirs!

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Blueberry World Frozen Yogurt1703 Robson Street, Vancouver
Overpriced for yogurt
Submitted Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 1:39pm [Dine in]

It's an interesting concept ripped right from LA. For 2oz of yogurt and 3 fruit toppings at 5 bucks it's pretty steep. Brunoise of kiwi, strawberry and mango. i think i got 6 mini brunoise of each fruit. the kiwi though was a mooshy mess (clearly, not v visually appealing). The flavors were tasty but again, expensive. They have done a lovely job with the space. Music was a little loud but the space was pretty. I think this would be a tasty dessert alternative when one craves something not too healthy. I wonder though, how healthy it really is with the fruit sitting in syrup and the candy/cookie toppings.

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Metro Restaurant200 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Need to work out the kinks
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

What a great space! They've done a lovely job and its nice that there are finally more restaurants popping up on that side of downtown. It was a shame that the restaurant was only 25% full on a weekend. I think that they should get some music playing in that place. Even a mini radio would help people linger. It's strange dining at a sparsely filled restaurant with no music. The food still needs work. The meats are amazing, but what's on the rest of the plate is quite bland. Fish dishes need finetuning. Someone must have forgotten to season it. The dining concept is just brilliant, everything is sold by the ounce & one picks how much of what one wants. Just needs to work on making everything on the plate taste great. The service was attentive and not overbearing. Ver friendly.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Absolutely Delicious
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

Popped by here for a quick meal prior to the game. As the previous reviewer stated, it was a bit drafty and I would have probably been uncomfortably cold if I had not worn all those layers of clothing. The food was fresh with seasonal local ingredients which I think deserves extra points! Their mixed drinks were absolutely fabulous. Why drink wine if the bartender knows what he's doing? I rated the service as solid instead of outstanding because although the waiter did everything he could, we felt a little lost for a bit. I suppose it didnt help that the restaurant was filled with fellow Canuckers all dining at the same time & leaving at the same time. All in all what good food should be about

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Le Gavroche Restaurant1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Solid but in need of a facelift
Submitted Tuesday, October 2, 2007 - 3:22am [Dine in]

I really wish that the owner decides to give this restaurant a little facelift & revamp. The beet salad was amazing. Flavours complimented well. Main (fish) was rather lackluster & needed a bit of life. It was rather sad as the fish lacked value. For dessert, the souffle was to die for. Remember to share as there is a min of 2 per order. The starter & dessert totally redeemed the dinning experience. The once cosy most romantic restaurant feel has gone. This little house needs some attention & some fresh paint to make it the little gem it once was

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HK B.B.Q. Master4651 No. 3 Road, #145, Richmond
Yum
Submitted Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

Pretty darn good. Luv artery clogging bbq. If I could, I'd probably eat it everyday. Their bbq duck has just the right amount of fat & the skin is sooo crispy and just delish. I really enjoyed the roast pork. Love crackling. It was amazing.Soy duck & bbq pork was pretty good too. The service was prompt & our tea cups were always filled. This isn't really a restaurant but more of a takeout place with a 6 or so added tables. This plaza is a bit odd, the layout is quite strange, but it's a great place to pop by for a quick bite if in the nightmarish area of #3 road

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Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
Always a pleasure
Submitted Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

The food here is always consistent. There are times when a special is a bit underwhelming but overall I would say that this is one of the most consistent restaurants in Vancouver. The menu has been given a refresher & I must admit it's just delish. As the menu has expanded the gyozas seem to have taken a backseat in terms of flavour. No complaints though, it just means that they are on their toes & trying everything they can to get us in the door. The service is always swift & prompt. The only thing that could be improved upon is the decor. The place is in desperate need of a facelift. I dont think in all the years I've been there, they've done anything to it. Or if they had, it certainly needs to be taken care of again. All in all, kudos to the restaurant for keeping the menu alive & the food yummy as ever

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Diva at The Met645 Howe Street, Vancouver
Always a pleasure
Submitted Friday, December 8, 2006 - 4:40am [Dine in]

I am quite offended by the last reviewers remark, so much so that I am planning on dinning there this upcoming weekend. May I suggest though that for 22 people to dine at a fine dining establishment for $55 each is quite the steal. It is even better than dine out week. I lunch here frequently for 2 and the prices usually range $85 to $198 (which means each individual meal average is from $42 to 99). This is for lunch. Double it if you want to eat a nice dinner here. So your poor waitress could have easily served 6 couples & earned the same tip most likely more instead of 22 rowdy ungrateful people who ordered the minimum (meaning one entree or a salad & pasta and yes ofcourse lots of water).

I may get booted for this review but this restaurant is a gem & does not need to be tarnished by someone who should honestly have been dining at the cactus club. I stand my ground. Dine here does not need unknowing unrefined palates rating any restaurants of out it's league. I love your site. Do what you must.

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Da Rae Korean Restaurant3510 Kingsway, Vancouver
Delish Home Style Food
Submitted Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 3:46am [Dine in]

My friends brought me to this lovely home style cooking hole in the wall restaurant. They have this delicious dry noodle w/ this black coloured sauce (I am not doing justice to it & i cant remember what it was called). It's worth a second trip out there. There were lots of Korean families eating in here. I think the 4 of us went a bit overboard w/ ordering 3 of those dry noodles, 2 tofu pots, & a seafood pancake & some pop. I think this could have fed 6 people easily. The bill including tip was around $60. Cheap & yummy~

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Diner1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Don't Eat Here
Submitted Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 3:33am [Dine in]

I am relatively forgiving when it comes to food. Infact it was almost perhaps equally as gross as Fiction was on my last trip. $45 for 2 which consisted of 1 soup, 1 grilled cheese, 1 meatloaf, 1 glass of red wine & 1 bottle of sparkling water. Dont eat here. The service started relatively friendly & then it just disappeared. I was worried about the hygene of the place because the chef didnt have a hair net & she was chatting it up to this other guy at the back. At which point we lost our waiter. The meat loaf came out dry, w/ mashed potatoes that tasted like they were made from a mix & the french beans tasted like they had been blanced days before. Later I looked up www.foodinspectionweb.vcha.ca and have decided that unless i see 5 stellar reviews in a row, im never eating there

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Rodney's Oyster House1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Good but xpensive
Submitted Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 3:22am [Dine in]

This place has all the right oysters if u luv fresh oysters. It can be very expensive ($280 for 3 girls to dine, bottle of $60 wine, tax & tip). I would suggest this to be a great place for after work drinks & appys & pre-dinner venue. I only gave the food 3 stars as opposed to 4, quite frankly due to the prices. I love kumimoto's and they are impossible to find, so I am willing to pay the $3.50/oyster price but it is quite steep. They were quite famous for their oyster slap jack, but i think it's time to pass on it now. In fact pass on the soups. The steamed clams now come on a smaller plate but are still quite yummy. My friends thought the crabcakes were great but I found them a bit fishy & not crispy enough on the outside. Still, it's a great place to pop by & have a beer & some oysters.

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Shijo1926 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Consistantly yummy
Submitted Friday, November 10, 2006 - 12:27am [Dine in]

We used to have amazing Japanese restaurants. What happened to them? Shijo's was good but was never one of my top picks, but I find now there are hardly any consistant, fairly priced Japanese restaurants. I am not saying Shijo's is cheap. Far from it. In fact it's a bit more expensive than the standard Japanese restaurant in the city. I must say though, I dont mind paying the premium for raw fish. I cringe when I think of some other Japanese restaurants out there.

Anyhoo, Shijo's has always had the city's best unagi sushi. Hands down no comparison. I am a temaki (cone) fan so i always have their dynamite cone (& sometimes the negitorro or spicy tuna). They also serve brown rice sushi for those who are more health conscious.

The servers know us, so the service is warm, friendly & speedy. There are the odd occassions when you get a new person.... that can be abit iffy at times but they do try hard.

The ambience is neat & clean (there's no fishy smell like Tojo's). Maybe it could use an update but overal its quite relaxing.

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Bacchus845 Hornby St, Vancouver
Definetely the Best Lounge
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

I think this may be the citys consistantly best lounge. The piano bar is great. The atmostphere is very romantic but still has that element of buzz here. It's a more mature crowd. Young professionals all the way to the elderly couples. I haven't had dinner here recently so as to the food I wouldnt be able to say (Yes i know i voted, but it wouldnt let me post otherwise. The food was good 4 years ago). If it's anything like the ambiance, service then this one is definetely a gem. I dont like to give out 5 stars but this one definetely deserves all 5 of them.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1121 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Fun place to dine/lounge
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 12:45pm [Dine in]

Grabbed a bite at their lounge and caught the game. I must say that for the price, their prime rib is worth every penny. I havent been able to find a place that is so comparable. Gotham, Hy's, & Mortons are a bit out of reach on a casual basis & can be at times a bit stuffy & pretentious. Medium rare prime rib w/ fried onion crisps & mushrooms was made perfectly. I must admit though I find the food a bit salty, but I suppose they want you to wash all that fatty food down with some beverages. The service was prompt & friendly. The atmosphere is always lively & fun

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Green Lemongrass8180 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
Good pho
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

Pretty good pho. I wish that it had been delivered when it was a piping hot, but i supposed that w/ the raw steak & bean sprouts, the temp cools really quickly. The sprouts, basil, chilli, and lemon were all really fresh. Spring rolls are double fried which keeps them super crisp. Overall, the restaurants is clean. I found the coffee to be weak and a bit lacking in flavour. The service was speedy. Decor has remnants of previous restaurants. Parking can be a hassle.

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Cafe Katzenjammer4441 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver
Delish
Submitted Saturday, November 4, 2006 - 2:43am [Dine in]

It's virtually impossible to find a German restaurant in Vancouver. I was delighted to find German beer, brats & sausages & scnnitzel at an insanely affordable price on the westside. The portions are large and just delicious at a mere cost of $30 (tip not indluded) for two entres & half litre of Gr beer.
This is a little cafe, but it's quite the gem. It is a small cozy cafe with good food, nice ambience & cheerful service. Quite the little gem

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
the original izakaya
Submitted Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 12:34am [Dine in]

The izakaya here is tried & true. Very yummy. There is a good variety of items to order and the items dont have a tendency to repeat itself. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed the kimchi fried rice, yakiudon, beef tongue, beef short ribs. This is a great place to go with a few friends to sit, chat, eat & share a couple of pitchers of beer. Don't be frightened when the servers start yelling your order out while they are taking your order!

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Fiction3162 W Broadway, Vancouver
I want the old chef back!!
Submitted Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 12:22am [Dine in]

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. The food had always been very good. I was so surprised to have sat down & been utterly disgusted with the food. The prawn appetizer was not memorable at all. Infact it came with a smokey ketchup which tasted sweet & burnt. I was utterly digusted. I thought, perhaps the chef was trying something new, so I reserved judgement until the main. Shephard's pie. I was so disheartened when I saw it. Too frou frou. I mean I'm totally down for great presentation if the food is done well. No need to make it pretty if it's not edible. It was served in a puff pastry cup and covered w/ burnt inedible potato rosti. The puff pastry tasted old. The filling was decent, but not enough to save the meal. I hope that the next time I pop by, the menu will have been resucitated.

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