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FoodFiendDowntown, VancouverSince January 10, 20083 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Yum!
Submitted Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

In terms of food Guu takes the crown hands down! If I'm seriously craving some tapas I think no further than Guu! The atmosphere, well I can tell why a lot of the japanese crowd enjoy it so much! It probably feels like home, but it's not my style, way too noisy, from the other customers, and the servers, and the chefs. Crazy screaming everywhere! The drinks are original and refreshing! The snow crab is amazing also bonita sashimi is tasty! The beef sashimi I had last time was a bit on the cold side but maybe I'm just finicky. They have a daily special sheet on a loose leaf paper, most if not all those dishes are a must-try! The seats start to hurt your behind if your there for too long and the seats up top are pretty uncomfortable if your not used to the traditional way of how the Japanese sit (legs tucked under your bum) Japanese female servers there are very cheerful and it's sort of contagious! Great place to stop in for dinner further down Robson!

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
In Awe
Submitted Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

I am honestly befuddled at some of the reviews on this restaurant. How anyone can have anything bad about this establishment is really beyond me. Could be competitors of other Japanese Izakaya-like places or just jealous? I have been dining at ebisu regularly for well over 6 months now. The servers are very nice and the friendliest I've ever experienced at any restaurant. Casual and very comfortable, although not as attentative or experienced as those high end restaurants but Ebisu isn't charging 25 bucks for a Beef Sashimi either to warrant that kind. Definitely not snobby like Hapa. The food is pretty good too. I stick to my regulars, Chicken Karage, mango roll, saba inferno, all delicious, last time I went they had a hot pot special too but didn't get to try it, the server told me they are doing a dine-out type thing too. Only little peeve I had was the fact that they put way too much onion in the Yakiudon, but easily remedied by telling the server you want less, then it's perfect. Atmosphere is very cool, sometimes the place get's a little too packed and loud on the weekends but hey, a good sign if the restaurant is packed eh?

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Hakata Sushi887 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Japanese, Chinese AND Vietnamese?!
Submitted Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

If a restaurant can truly pull this off I would be absolutely amazed and it would definitely be my favourite restaurant in all of Vancouver. Unfortunately this restaurant fell short, very, very short. It's more like 1/10th of all those oriental cuisines put together. Sushi were falling apart, very generic and bland, sashimi was disgustingly frozen. The Pho noodle tasted like plastic. I dunno where it ends, also waiting on the food for 20+ minutes when the restaurant was COMPLETELY empty is a bad sign in my books. Service was decent I suppose. Tea was filled occasionally (I think it was by the owner) but not much else. Feels so awkward to be dining practically alone in the restaurant, uncomfortably quiet. Probably wouldn't be back, too bad.

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