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FarFromSubtleGastown, VancouverSince January 26, 20077 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.4)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Hanoi Pho406 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Small Upgrade to my Review
Submitted Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 3:43pm [Dine in]

I just want to note that once you start to go here, you will become addicted. The service gets warmer every day it seems.

Also, I want to make sure that everyone knows to try the "Pho Tai" (menu item #18). It is our favourite stand-by! If you aren't familiar, "Pho Tai" is Pho noodles (small, long noodles) in a delicious salty broth, with thinly sliced raw beef brisket on top. The beef comes out raw, and you simply dip it into the scalding water to cook it as desired!

I hope these guys continue to do great business, because they truly a beacon in this neighborhood.

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Planet Veg1941 Cornwall Ave., Vancouver
Very Filling for a Veggie Joint
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 2:40am [Dine in]

Most of the items include a delicious mix of potatoes and chick peas, and I think that is what lends to the fullness factor of the menu. Not much to say about this place, it has decent food at a decent price... a great alternative to greasy burgers at Triple O's. I will grab a bite here again when I am in the area.

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Closed
OO Sake Machi Japanese Restaurant1150 Kingsway, Vancouver
Original Rolls!
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 2:33am [Dine in]

These guys have a great Maki menu with very appetizing pictures. The Nigiri was SOOOO fresh, it melted in our mouths. The rolls were fun and HUGE. Service was extremely attentive and courteous. The owners are adorable (husband and wife) and you can tell that they take real pride in their establishment (they have even posted their picture outside the door!)

We will definitely go here again.

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Kishu Island2509 Main Street, Vancouver
Cheap Nigiri!
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 2:28am [Dine in]

I am surprised there aren't any reviews of this place yet... the place is always busy. Service here is great, the waitresses are friendly and attentive. The booths are great for group seating, and conversation. There are specials posted on every square inch of the place! Seriously, you have to see it for yourself... I have never seen so many similar combos... often just one item has been replaced.

Now, the rolls aren't anything special, but we only really go here for the cheap Nigiri. Tuna and Salmon are $1 a piece at dinner (more at lunch for some reason). The freshness of the fish has been hit and miss... but mostly hit so far. It's a good go-to when you are craving a large helping of simple sushi for a reasonable price.

Open late!

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New management
Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Delicious Calzones
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 2:20am [Dine in]

We eat here a couple times a year (with our Entertainment coupons). The Calzones are yummy, and so is the pizza. Nothing really pops out at this place though... drinks are standard prices ($4-6 beers) and while the helpings are good, the food is far from inexpensive. Certainly worth the 2 for 1 deal though.

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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Gangsta Rap... really?
Submitted Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 1:49am [Dine in]

The staff and regulars obviously make this place their own.. but who knew that vegetarian hipsters were so into gangsta rap? For some reason that is beyond me, the place is equipped with a sound system, that, on occasion is turned up so loud, you can only point at the menu to order.

As far as the service... what service? We were met at the door with a "please wait to be seated sign" which was eventually followed by a waitress handing us two menus and saying "find a place to sit." The staff look no different then the patrons, and they work about as hard. I have seen this type of place before: the supposed charm lay in the non nonchalant attitude and non-conformist management. Hipster irony does not a pleasant dining experience make.

Finally food. Well, it was OK, but certainly not in my top 10 veggie restaurants. My burger was dry and crumbly, and with out taste (besides ketchup). The Papaya and black bean dish on rice was tasty, but hardly worth the price for the helpings.

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Steamrollers586 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Refreshing!
Submitted Friday, January 26, 2007 - 1:16am [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I had been shopping at the Pacific Center after work, when we realized we hadn't eaten since lunch. Steamrollers to the rescue! The server was quick to notice that it was our first time there, so he went through all our options (and there were a lot!). He was really friendly and took a lot of time with us while we decided. I got the daily special: a curry burrito for $6.95.

The food came FAST, which was a godsend because we were at the shaky point of hungry. That hunger would soon be satiated by the sheer weight of the burrito he handed me. This thing was PACKED! As hungry as I was, I couldn’t finish the whole thing, and for me, that says a lot. We both came away full and satisfied.

Admittedly, these were NOT the best burritos we have ever had (Burrito Boyz in Toronto takes that prize). However, it was good enough that we will certainly be back.

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