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FishHeadVancouverSince November 9, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (1.9)
  • Food2 (2)
  • Service1.5 (1.6)
  • Value2 (1.8)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Everything is just so so and don't understand where the hype comes from?
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 10:20am [Dine in]

Tuesday night around 10pm shouldn't be that busy and it was less than half full. Just myself after work and all the waitresses looked tired and unenthusiastic. Took forever to get the menu and a cup of tea simply because I was seated at the far end from the kitchen and near the cashier. I am in restaurant business for over 30 years now and this simple and common beef dish should not be hard to master in a traditional Chinese restaurant. Base on the principles of appearance, aroma and taste I would give it a mediocre. It was luke warm inside and out, the cook was not skillful enough to maintain the heat (wok air in Chinese translation) of the noodle or the dish was sitting on the counter for several minutes before the waitress bothered to take it to my table. There was lot of gravy left over in the plate, an indication of the cook hasn't really mastered the art of portion control (corn starch for thickening the gravy) or simply care less. Nobody care to check back or to re-fill tea and one piece of paper napkin is so bad taste really. $9.50 + tax=$10 exact and sorry no tips since nobody bother to give me the bill. Waiting for my bus outside and 10 minutes passed by I could see the plate was not cleared. Been to this joint many years ago for dim sum and what not but it was going downhill. Sorry won't be returning. You actually get much better service and food at Hon's on Robson at least the cook would ring the bell if the dishes are not being taken to customers in a minute!

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East Fusion Food88 West Pender Street, #1021, Vancouver
This Place is Folded!
Submitted Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

It is mid January 2014 and passed by this place when I went to the cinema in Tinseltown. This place is closed and FOLDED when I asked some people in the mall. What a pity as I used to like this place for a quick bowl of Won Ton Soup and Noodles ($3.95) before going to see a movie upstairs. I personally don't think it has anything to do with the lack of cliente as it seemed to be 85% full whenever I was in the area. I suspect it must the high rental cost.

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Hon's Revisited and NOTHING has improved!
Submitted Friday, August 24, 2012 - 1:31pm [Dine in]

Granted it is not in the best location on Robsonstrasse but Hon's is surviving after all these years. This place is never full other than those few weeks during the Olympic in 2010. If you don't mind a shampoo and launder your clothing afterwards then try to sit at the back close to the front entrance. The waiting staff seems to be OK with that. I am Cantonese speaking and hardly ask to read the menu, but lately I discovered their Luncheon Special Combo Menu (posted on the windows), $7.99 buys you one soup + one dish of noodle/rice from their 13 selections. I like their Soup of the Day (I won't recommend unless you don't mind chicken feet and herbal stuff). They use very good Jasmine Rice but they won't tell you the brand name as I asked once. Portion is acceptable but I won't say is generous. Still they haven't mastered the sauce for most dishes. I just posted a close up of one of my favourite dishes - Beef with Pepper & Onion in Black Bean Sauce on Steamed Rice. I will try the rest of this Combo menu one at a time and see. The Specials are all time favorites and popular in Hong Kong. Still they use just a bit too much MSG (taste enchancer) but thanks goodness I am not allergic to it.
The Dim Sum dishes are disappointing. Shrimp Dumplings are from frozen stock as the wrappers don't stick to the shrimps. Steamed Ribs are cheap grade with more bones than meat and chewy.
To me this is a fast food joint, not a place you would want to take your time and dine at leisure. The new owner is either cheap or else doesn't think free WiFi is crucial nowadays in restaurant business. The other Hon's in Chinatown offers WiFi but not this one on Robson.
Just a reminder the Luncheon Special is available daily from 11AM-5PM and 9PM-11PM. I showed up one afternoon around 4:55PM and the waitress first looked at her watch and literally said "don't take too long to decide because the kitchen won't cook after 5" in Cantonese. This kind of attitude dampened my dining spirit and certainly ruined my appetite way before the food arrived. I am not asking for special service just because I speak the same langauge, all the servers offer very basic service and NOTHING more. I guess it is because all tips money goes to a pool (a container next to the cash register) and why should they care. I used to give 20% but for this lunch special I often leave just the loose change.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Things about this Restaurant...
Submitted Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:43pm [Dine in]

Who decides to sit who and where? Good question! No consideration as to the clients' needs. Two of us (businessmen) were seated along the aisle and were told 'rest all reserved'. Of course it's not true because rest of other tables were still empty after 1.5 hours.

Quality of T Bone steak: Bad and not worth every bite.

Wine: Way way over-priced.

Overal: Once is enough and at least I can say I have been there.

Last and not least: Why certain people were allowed to smoke in the back of the restaurant?

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1499 Anderson St., Vancouver
Nothing has been changed nor improved!
Submitted Monday, November 8, 2010 - 2:30pm [Dine in]

This is a prime location hence the management does not give a f*** for the business. Waitresses are just unprofessional dummies trying to flirt and make extra tips. The problem is if you are not a big group and into the alcoholic beverages prior to a sitting then you are bound to have lousy service.

I have always thought the Keg serves the best Prime Ribs but that was back in the 80s (EXPO era). Now the portion has strunken and the meat is consistantly luke warm. I personally do not think it is the cook's fault. The food is sitting on the counter waiting for the servers to pick them up but if they are too lazy chatting among themselves or just absent minded what else can you expect?

Am sure there are other restaurants have better beef dishes I just have to find them one day.

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