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foodfanaticSouth VancouverSince August 26, 2005286 Reviews
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3 (3.2)
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Thai Son Vietnamese373 E. Broadway, Vancouver
The fish soup was the only highlight.
Submitted Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 1:57am [Dine in]

Everything else was mediocre to poor at best. The fish soup with rice on the side to go with it, served hot-pot style, that was the highlight specialty that made me go back to here often before in the past. Until the point when the fish they used just got to be toooooo fishy tasting. It seems they lost the recipe in masking it's fishy bad parts, to bring out the sweet seafood quality of the fish.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Wow! Who needs greek food anymore!
Submitted Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 1:41am [Dine in]

The humus is delicious. The spinach dip is amazing! None of it is too oily or dry, nor do you taste the awful doughyness that a lot of other places serve. The special alcoholic concoctions served in pottery of varying sizes & shapes is a fun practice/idea. The "Afghan Special Platter" at $43 (serves 2) actually is enough for 3! The two of us had to pack it to go. Delicious! Make sure to leave room for dessert--especially if you couldn't resist adding in an order of appetizer like I did (in spite of the fact that the platter actually includes humus/pita and salad appetizer). The kebabs, though almost on the dry side was made more than alright by the perfectly crisp exterier and very tender meat throughout. The sour cream dip helped to make up for that fact. Couldn't finish the chicken (white meat) kebab in addition to the beef one, as well as the lamb pieces and the veggie roll/wrap of sorts, and the rice. Amazing deep fried potato chips, resembling McD's old spicy curly fries, but a whole lot better! So crunchy! Who needs Pringles/Lays! The vegan plate and lamb grill were both cooked to perfection as well! The shoes-off cushion dining areas are a definite must! The regular table seatings are too boring to even consider! Amazingly, the cushions are kept clean & plush enough, at least I didn't notice any stickiness, spills, etc., against my skin. Most definitely perfect for a date! Also perfect for a cozy family dinner, and also, perfect for having some food & drinks with a perfectly platonic friend for some relaxing chatter. If you decide to order the non-alcoholic "Dough" drink to try, be warned: You better love the taste of pickled/salted sour olives! It tastes just like having a whole glass of that. My companion thought it was more like a pureed veggie soup. Definitely an interesting, but never-to-be repeated beverage. Thanks for the earlier reviews! I definitely took the recommendation and called in to reserve for the cushioned seating area.

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EN Japanese Restaurant4422 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Somewhat overpriced, but nice presentation.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

Nice presentation. Fresh fish. But still no Tojo. More expansive menu in comparison though. Service is somewhat indifferent to pretentious. Still not worth the price. Money better spent for the unpretentious mouthwatering experience one can get at Tojo's though with a more simple/basic menu unless you order the chef suggestion.

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Fiction3162 W Broadway, Vancouver
Delicious and wonderful decor.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

Loved every dish that was ordered to our table. Will definitely need to go back for more. Nice atmosphere. Good place to hang and catch up with some friends. Romantic as well.

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Guu Otokomae375 Water Street, #105, Vancouver
Decently tasting, beautifully presented.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

Nice selection. Beautiful decor. Skillful presentation. Flavours are slightly disappointing. Still a nice place to relax, drink and enjoy some classy Japanese dishes.

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Kam's Place1043 Davie Street, Vancouver
Dirty dish water served as ice water
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

Never going back. Unsanitary. And I actually doubted my friend when he said his glass of water was yellowish, different from the rest of ours, and had an odd taste.... I said it might be the lighting... Until I took a sip of the garbage myself. It's )@!(# dirty dish water! How the heck do you end up scooping some of that up for someone? Or was it grabbed straight out of the dirty dish bin? Out of tap water? Give me a break! The rest of the food, if you don't experience food poisoning first, is mediocre to bland. I only went there twice because it used to be a favourite of my brother's, I don't know why. I never liked it. Glad to see that they were listed in the Province on year as part of the ones that failed inspection and was indeed closed for a while for a cleanup. Forced into closing and cleaning up otherwise, stay closed down forever. I wish they had opted for the latter.

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Hal Mai Jang Moi Jib1043 Kingsway, Vancouver
Not as good as the Robson location.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 11:04pm [Dine in]

Very good chicken wings! Juicy! Very well marinated beef dishes. Not impressed with the decor. Just feels too odd. Not a good location in such a seedy neighbourhood. Each of the few times I've been to this location, I can't help but worry about the status of my car.... Won't go to this location by choice, would rather try another Korean place or a whole other cuisine altogether if going into downtown is too much of a hassle. Haven't tried their Richmond location yet.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
Salted Free Range Chicken.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

Love the salted free range chicken with rice. Delicious! That's about all I go here to pick up. But since it's opened late, it's good for a late night chat and snack with some friends.

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Mui Garden Restaurant4265 Main St., Vancouver
Their best location for flavour.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

Cheap eats and good portions. Worth a try if you're on a budget.

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Kwong Chow Congee & Noodle House3163 Main Street, Vancouver
Always tasty and always busy.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:51pm [Dine in]

From back when it was Daimo before the owner lost the prime and bustling location in a night of gambling (so says the rumour tree), Kwong Chow is always bustling with business. The food is kept to a certain standard. Though I've eaten so much delivery from there in the past that I can't stand to take another bite. But they're always a good default, and are opened late enough for a late snack, etc.. Just be warned that they do get fairly crowded and busy through certain hours of the night!

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Ho Yuen Kee6236 Fraser, Vancouver
Popular for the steamed Pearl Lobster rice.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:47pm [Dine in]

Now that it's less oily than it used to be, their signature steamed Pearl Lobster with rice in a bamboo steam basket is as tasty as my first impression of it. Though it still doesn't compare to the mouthwatering, always satisfying, "Singapore Style Lobster Rice" that's available a couple of blocks away at "Angel Cafe and Bakery" (on 43rd and Fraser). Ho Yuen Ke is almost always packed full. So be sure to make reservations much in advance! A day in advance minimum is best. Otherwise, call during the day. Sometimes seating seems cramped especially when they try to fit mor to a table. Service is better than it used to be. During the earlier years they were opened, they had an indifferent staff at the best of times, and outright snooty ones at other times. "If you didn't make a reservation, there's no room for you." With a "go away" look on their faces. It seems to have changed since then, and they're more friendly and welcoming now, though still not entirely so.

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Angel Cafe5995 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Regularly frequented!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

Superb quality for very very very little $$! From 11 or 11:30am until 6pm, and then from 9 or 9:30 pm until closing (11?), their "Afternoon Tea / Late night mini set specials" menu ranges from $4.95 to $7.xx. Comes with more than decent portions that are only the slightest bit smaller in volume/content (i.e., 1 chop instead of 2 to go with spaghetti/rice) than their regular menu that also offers specials that come with soup and hot/cold drink. The mini specials only come with a drink of your choice. The best value, of course, would be to order a lemon coke! Coke from a can! Real Coca-Cola branded! Not a spin-off cola! And no fountain syrupy pop variety. Friendly and quick service. Accommodating with slight menu changes, like to the noodle of your choice that wasn't offered or listed in the description of the item. Order in Chinese/English or by number! By number in any language works best. Or don't order the mini's, order the daily special of soup (choice of Russian Borsche or cream of smthing or other) + fruit salad plate or garden/tossed salad + garlic toast + 10oz prime rib + dessert of the day (whatever they choose from possibly day-old offering from their attached bakery) + drink of choice! All for just $13.99. Good enough to share! Beef comes with a sour cream and bacon baked potato or greens, a slightly baked tomato topped with cheese plus choice of spaghetti or rice! The best deal in town! More than enough to share if the other doesn't have a big appetite or just wants to order something smaller on the side. Yes, I am regularly going back! So tasty! The best baked pork chop with spaghetti in tomato sauce I've had anywhere so far! Been ordering that everywhere I go that offers it just to compare! And if you want to buy a cake from their bakery side, try the Black Forest! Delicious! I can eat a small one all by myself! The pig that I am!

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Martini's Restaurant151 West Broadway, Vancouver
Food used to be outstanding.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

When I didnt walk in to eat, I'd order a late night delivery since they were opened til 3am or later. One time, for a late night delivery around 3am (a number of yrs back), the boss did it himself! He's such a considerate fellow, though it only happened once, he was waiting at the front door with the delivery as he dialed my number to let me know of the arrival! So kind, especially since he probably noticed the lights to the house was out for the most part, since I was at the back of the house, he may have noticed light in the basement down the side. So he asked if he should be at the front or back. :) It was so nice of him not to have rung the doorbell or bang on the door since there were others asleep in the house, just that I didn't actually make any special requests when I placed the order--I just expected a doorbell + banging that delivery guys tend to love doing.

Their beef strouganoff used to be the tastiest I've ever had and I kept ordering that, even once, they catered to my request of personalizing a sauce/pasta they didn't have on the menu really. That was made to the perfect spiciness that I loved. But after a while, I'm not sure if it's a change of chef, but the taste has gone down. :( The beef wasn't made like each medallion was a juicy medium seared sirloin steak of perfection. Ever after, it became just an overdone chunks and sometimes just strands of boiled or broiled beef. Loved their whole wheat pizza crust.

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Yuen Yuen Cafe5890 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great slushy bubble drinks!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 10:15pm [Dine in]

Love the Orea Coffee and Orea Chocolate slush drinks. Also the "green mango" slush which isn't really mango, but can't place what it is exactly. Be sure to keep collecting stamps on your stamp card for a freebie after 10 purchases! It used to be 8. :( The pearls are springy tasty, and the coco jelly is good as well. Though there's a charge of 50 cents for the addition of pearls/coco jelly, there's no additional charge to request for half and half (half pearls, half coco). Those three are basically the only drinks I usually get, though I've tried every other item on the menu. Sometimes, when I'm in the mood for manga slush, I'd get that, too. Too bad they're not opened as late as I'd have liked. They close at something like 10pm.

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Cafe Pacifica999 Canada Place, #300, Vancouver
Delicious!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

Must go for their Mother's Day Brunch Buffet experience! Delicious foods, and plenty of it! Fresh and tasty! Plenty of fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee to go around. Fun chocolate fondue fountain! Great treat to take your family to, young and old! Well worth the $$.

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Rodney's Oyster House1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Standard fare.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:29pm [Dine in]

Overyhyped. Limited menu selection. Oyster variety is minimal to non-existent. Fresh enough for the items, but nothing extraordinary. Nice decor. That's about it. Overrated by far.

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Pho Van3370 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Not as good as they used to be.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

Portions changed and so did flavours and recipe. Probably several changeovers already with the kitchen staff much like the waitresses out front. It was best here before it expanded on location back when the floors were slanted and the place was crowded and you went there for the delicious Pho and generous portions of meats and tasty MSG filled soups and the big screen projection tv playing a popular action movie flick or else a ear piercingly cheesy viet karaoke video. I've since had to hunt down other places of preference for my pho needs.

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Spicy Court Chinese Restaurant5638 Cambie Street, #101, Vancouver
In need of a renovation...
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:18pm [Dine in]

Getting old and the floors and furniture is there to show for it. In dire need of a renovation! Food is okay for dinner. Can't say for lunch as I've yet to try. Abalone was prepared alright, but nothing exceptional. Certainly didn't cry out for me to return. All in all, probably just mark this as average.

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Fortune Restaurant650 West 41st Ave, #608, Vancouver
Great to see new menu items for dimsum!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:16pm [Dine in]

Their old menu was getting boring. Though the flavours weren't lacking, they weren't exceptional either. Just the standard fare. However, with the new menu, it makes for a more interesting dining experience. A good location. And gets quite busy on the weekend brunch hours.

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Floata Seafood Restaurant180 Keefer Street, #400, Vancouver
Plenty of seating...
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

Cheap dimsum. Open very early. Cheap dimsum if you're there early enough. Not the cleanest. A tourist trap as well as for the aged locals who just want it cheap and conveniently early and in Chinatown where they shop and socialize with other elderlies. And again, for those to take their family & friends to who want to guarantee on saving themselves some money. Plenty of parking at the parkade.

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