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foodiephilRichmondSince February 15, 200765 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2 (2.2)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Jolly's Indian Bistro2928 W 4th, Vancouver
Indian-themed food
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

Jolly's has the right to serve whatever food it wants... as long as the food is clean, cooked properly, and there is a demand for it.

But.

I agree with other posts on here that this is food made for Kits' non-South Asian, nouveau-riche populace who live under the pretense that trying "ethnic" food is part of an "open-minded", "holistic" approach to good living which includes mandatory detox regimens every week and hot yoga. It's very fitting that Jolly's is parked near the Naam.

And hey... if that works for Jolly's, then great. It's not really for me, however.

I have something against getting served green-lettuce salad with carrots and salad dressing with my pakoras. If I want Cdn-style "white-bre(a)d" food, I will go to a Cdn-style "white-bre(a)d" restaurant (or make it at home!). The appies were ok... but not really flavourful.

The lamb tasted pretty good, but the curry was really, really mild. More salad on the plate, white basmati rice (which is good), and a fresh naan that would have been very good if it had been cooked (it was still raw and gooey inside... my friend's naan looked really good, however.)

The ambience was ok.

I won't return.

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Libra Room1608 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
True lounge dining & music
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 11:49am [Dine in]

Each time I go, it's packed solid, and for good reason - yet somehow, they always find a place for you. The service is given with a smile, even if it is a bit sporadic (the service, I mean, not the smiles). No matter - friendly service wins me over every time.

The food is rather hit or miss for me... great cheese plate, not bad osso bucco, good pizza, poor risotto, orgasmic carrot cake, ho-hum creme brulee. But food, as always, is subjective. But I admit, it's prepared properly, with care, and with good presentation, whether or not I happen to like all the dishes or not.

My only complaint - I ordered a whisky sour; it was neither whisky, nor sour.

This is a late night spot with ambience and generally good music.

Go!

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Steveston Pizza Co.3400 Moncton Street, #100, Richmond
Best Pizza in Richmond
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 11:42am [Dine in]

Steveston Pizza is one of those rare finds that you recommend to everyone you know, and they love it too.

The only criticism I have is that the owner (a really friendly guy!) plays with the recipes from time to time, so you go in hoping you'll get one thing and getting it slightly altered. No biggie, though.

The ambience rating I have given is 3 - only because they wouldn't allow me to submit it n/a or unknown. This is a take-out place, only.

DO try it.

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Closed
Tapastree1829 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great place to unwind - fab. food
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 11:35am [Dine in]

Personally, I love this place. The food is very nicely done in most cases. I have been here a number of times and have always walked away happy that I came. Very decent wine list, service has always been attentive without being hovery.

I would give 5 out of 5, but I find the prices are a bit on the high end for what you get. But it's not a barrier to going and enjoying yourself.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Not recommended
Submitted Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 11:30am [Dine in]

The food is not bad, I admit. The prices are about twice what they should be.

Don't be fooled, tho'... Tropika is Malaysian / Thai confusion cuisine owned and run by Hong Kong owners and staff who are providing a HK idea of what they think S.E. Asian cuisine should be like. There's nothing wrong with that in theory, but if you're a purist, beware. The dishes are executed well enough in any case.

Unfortunately, along with the HK concept of food comes the HK concept of service - that, as a customer, you are an unavoidable nuisance, and so they serve you in the hopes that, by doing so, you'll leave sooner.

If Tropika were the last restaurant in town serving this type of cuisine, I would go... but again, this is a typical example of "why do I need to spend my money here when there are so many other choices?"

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