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foodfanaticSouth VancouverSince August 26, 2005286 Reviews
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Rugby Beach Club Grille950 W Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Great food! Great prices!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 3:18pm [Dine in]

One of the better priced places for your alcoholic needs! Even for fresh fruit juices--what can beat $2.xx a glass?? Excellent appetizers and superb desserts. Entrees are alright. The sides are delicious! It's great that they're served tapa style, so you can order just appetizer(s) and side dish(es) carbs or no carb combination! And what can beat $2.50 for a adequately sized caramelized banana with grand marnier raisin ice cream? Not banana-split sized, but delicately sized to not over stuff yourself with. Absolutely perfect!

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good prices, large portions.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 3:13pm [Dine in]

That's all it has going for it. The service varies dependent on location on clientel. The new China immigrant staff they hire are all smiles for the non-Chinese speaking bunch or the potential larger tippers. To anyone else, you may risk being so obviously snubbed or ignored.

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Duffins Donuts4898 Main, Vancouver
Unbeatable Torta Subs!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

Absolutely juicy! And crispy where it should be juicy and where it needs to be crispy! Who needs subway? Can't say much about their doughnuts as I'm not really one for those, except that maybe Krispy Kreme's is actually lighter, fluffier (with obviously more fat, oil, and sugar content then Duffin's), so it's a matter of preference there.

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Wing Nuts4444 Main Street, Vancouver
Overpriced for stale sauces!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

I can't say much about the tiny wings except that they are tiny and not at all juicy and fairly bland. Even with the variety of sauces... DON'T choose anything with nuts in it, albeit, the "nut" part of their "Wing Nuts" was probably directed at it being more like "crazy" about wings rather than "nutty" sensation. But if the nuts they use to sprinkle onto the wings are obviously stale, what does that say about their sauces and ingredients? It is WAY WAY overpriced for the tiny things you get. The wait isn't even worthwhile. You have less wait and tastier wings in any food court in the world! Just counting the days until they close down.

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Delicious though pricey.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 3:03pm [Dine in]

The Broadway location has a nice decor. It's easier to get seated since they've moved to their current, larger location. The old one the next block over was too small, literally back-to-back seating. That aside, everything's tasty! Plenty to choose from and leave satisfied. A bit pricier than some other places offering similar or better fare, but still not bad to revisit here and there.

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Harlo Gourmet Burgers3346 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Tasty but soggy.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Yes, it's very juicy as it cannot be any other way with the sauces loaded onto the burger. Problem is, it turns out a VERY soggy burger. Still good to try for the sake of comparison with othe gourmet burger joints. We just need more of these so that there will be more and better to choose from. It is overpriced for sogginess, but about standard for gourmet.

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Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
VERY slow
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:52pm [Dine in]

No matter how many times and how many years in between visits, the service was and is always so slow. It's true that the cheesecake isn't too rich like a lot of the traditional variety. It's also true that they don't offer much in terms of variety. So it's definitely no reason to go back though the atmosphere is nice. Numerous bakeries offer similarly light tasty cheesecakes, you just need to know where to go. As for sit-in ones, there are far better places too, just that they don't usually specialize in only cheesecake all day round.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Good for a late snack.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:48pm [Dine in]

Sports late hours. Good for a quick late snack with congee and tapa dishes (all mostly fried this & that--though it gets to be on the oily side).

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Montri's3629 West Broadway, Vancouver
Small, so call in for reservations!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

Tried every colour/type of curry on fish, poultry, and red meats! Absolutely delicious curries! Marvelous dessert! Very tasty, cooked to perfection! Always busy by the prime meal time hrs, so be sure to call in for a reservation. Plenty of walk-ins either have to wait and wait or end up having to try again another day! Friendly owner. Nice to chat with.

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Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
Never again...
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:37pm [Dine in]

This isn't very "Royale" feeling. They vary in service dependent upon which section of the restaurant you are located. You get better, quicker service in the nicer side where they are all a-la-carte orders. If you happened to have mistakenly or otherwise, reserved on the all-you-can-eat side, you are seated in the "backdoor" area where service is guaranteed to be EXTREMELY slow. Wait forever for your orders to arrive and then, sometimes they never arrive at all! And you aren't told that they're sold out of the item until it doesn't show! Probably since the other side takes priority, plus, there can only be so many pieces of scrap leftover from the a-la-carte for your all-you-can-eat cook to prepare for you the next day. All in all, don't come here for the cheap eats, go for the a-la-carte, or, better yet, visit the Broadway Plaza location, it's been renamed to "Kamakushi Kamei Royale" being that they no longer serve all-you-can-eat and are aiming to please in a classier level. But service there is and was always impeccable. The chef on Broadway is more skilled and the food is tastier at that.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Overhyped
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

Sub standard. Not many all-you-can-eat sushi offerings downtown, perhaps, so it's still okay to visit. But it's not at all even bordering impressive. Yes, I was very disappointed, and realized there's no accounting for taste when I heard about the greatness for this place before I tried it for myself.

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Daimasu601 W Broadway, Vancouver
Not somewhere I'll be going back to.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:27pm [Dine in]

Came here multiple times in the past. They've changed over from a all-mandarin speaking kitchen staff, to an all or almost all vietnamese speaking kitchen staff to a Japanese staff at some point. Who knows who's in the kitchen now. It used to be known for it's cheap sushi nights, but that was long ago. Now, if it's cheap in price, it's also very cheap in taste. The service isn't great. But it's likely just server-dependent. If you figure the service and food deserves less than standard tip, you maybe get lectured by that old geezer, if he's still there or still alive, for leaving less than 10% tip. So be prepared to be chased down for a reprimand. Tip is no longer an expression of appreciation and a compliment in service anymore. Has it become a mandatory tax on our food? And so as to give it more room for more greed, there is no fixed rate of 10%, in the hopes that some more generous would tip above and beyond that.

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True Confections866 Denman, Vancouver
Overrated.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

I love their Strawberry Shortcake, and few has beat their warmed apple pie with delicious creamy vanilla ice cream. However, everything else is just too rich, too sweet, and too standard. It's way overrated, and there are better places to go for dessert as there are more competition that opened up. Years ago, there was only just True Confections--not many other choices. Unfortunately, "Not Just Desserts" was less known and not at a favourable location, and they've closed down since then. Unless they've relocated and renamed. Their cakes were always superb and just perfect.

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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Overrated, but unique.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 2:02pm [Dine in]

If it's still a 24hr establishment. They're a tad on the "cozy" side with the tiny place filled up with tables. And then the crowd that frequents there and the wait. Nice vegetarian variety, a bit slow on service and serving. A little on the noisy side even without the live music. But not many vegetarian and vegan places out there with nice aromatic herbal teas to choose from.

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Wimaan Thai Restaurant1063 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Yummy!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

The sauces are great, tasty, perfect! Love the curry! mmmMmarvelous. They were fairly empty during the dinner time I went. But hey, maybe it was just that one day. But I would have to say that the price isn't worth going there for the food. There are better places for the price. It does seem a tad on the higher side for Wimaan.

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Keg Caesars595 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Overrated
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

The service is sometimes, server-dependent, snubbish, and the food is standard to bland. Steak isn't cooked to perfection as requested, and though they will redo it to your liking if you complain, but it's too much of a hassle especially when you started off hungry to begin with. There are plenty of other places to get tastier, juicier steaks. Keg is now just like a McD's for steak, although, I'll have to be the first to admit, there is something addictive about the aroma and taste of those McD buns and fries! And even their tap water in the tasty wax cup! Even their wax is addictive... So I guess there must be something about Keg that appeals to the masses... Like maybe their free rounds of bread?

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Inexpensive hole-in-the-wall
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:51pm [Dine in]

Good for takeout. Can be satisfactorily fed with a tasty meal for very very very little. Hosts odd hours. But really really good for what you get.

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Cafe Gloucester3338 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Used to be delicious.
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:48pm [Dine in]

Used to frequent. Everything was delicious. The late hours were nice to have around for after movie snack/dinner, etc. Used to be busy almost always (can't say how it is now as I haven't gone back for much over a year or two). Since they had the changeover in kitchen staff / main chef, I haven't been able to have a satisfactory meal there. So I stopped going altogether. A good replacement place by far a lot better now, is I-Cafe a little further down a street in from Broadway. (The block after Broadway heading North) near Cambie intersection. It's at the Fairchild building with 1hr complimentary parking with validated ticket. Anyway, Gloucester just isn't my thing anymore.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
My favourite Tropika location!
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

The tastiest! Best service. Quick to serve; quick to cook to perfection; Friendly, attentive. Most consistent. Love their chicken wings! The Leung Ye Tofu (lightly battered; absolutely a must with the sauce!); Roti Canai--yummy curry sauce! Perfectly made satay whether it be chicken/beef/pork/lamb! The best spicy sambal crab--finger-licking good! Normally, I wouldn't eat crab, but this is the exception. Their baby ribs are so tasty and tender (I forget the name). Spinach is always good. Their dessert is delicious! The only mediocre item on the menu I can think of would probably be their soups! Yes, plural. Plenty of cocktail concoctions to go with your dinner. Always a good value. One of my favourite restaurants! But always remember to call in to make reservations! They're almost always busy. Be sure to arrive a little earlier than your chosen time otherwise, you might be in for a wait. Been frequenting here at least once a month if not more over the last bunch of years. There was a time when the taste of the food turned sub-par, I assume it was because they relocated their regular chef to one of their other locations to promote the other place first. But that only lasted for a couple of months or so, then they were once again unquestionably superb! When their newest location at Aberdeen Mall opened in Richmond, it was absolutely horrible! Disgusting. Ill-prepared food! Slow & confused service! Inexperienced. The tofu was bland-to-doughy-raw for the batter, and had a mushy-nearly-trampled-upon look to the tofu. The crab was awful and haphazardly thrown on the plate. The chicken wings were bad to nearly being undercooked, and the roti was awful doughy tasting. Haven't dared to go back since then. Just awful. But CAMBIE is the BEST! The Robson one is okay in every respect, more roomy, fewer tables. But for taste and atmosphere, liveliness, go to Cambie! Not sure if the Lansdowne Rd location one is still around...

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Han Woo Ri5740 Imperial St., Burnaby
Nice, quiet place to eat Korean food
Submitted Friday, August 26, 2005 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

Whether you choose to BBQ or not. Tasty food, well-prepared. Busy enough during the usual prime dining hours. But still maintains it's quiet serenity. Hope they dealt with the rat problem they had during my last visit a couple of years back. They had a runaway rat they were chasing. I don't think that's a big deal as things probably has its way of running through the back unnoticed. Though maybe a screen door would help? Didn't look to see if there was one. Sometimes a little slow on serving, but it's all good. I would go back, but there are so many to try, and currently, I'm more impressed with a Korean place in Coquitlam. So I'll see when I will fit in trying Hanwoori again in the near future. :)

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