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foodluvaVancouverSince April 15, 200935 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
tres bon
Submitted Friday, November 20, 2009 - 12:07am [Dine in]

Dined here with a friend on tuesday night at 630pm. When we arrived, the restaurant was already pretty much at full capacity except for the bar. Our server was nice enough to explain some of the menu items. We decided on escargot as an appy. I thought the portion was very generous, it had a nice seasoning but was just OK b/c it didnt taste too fresh. I ordered the stewed lamb for my main which came with mashed potatoes. I was blown away by the lamb stew! It was flavorful, tender, and just plain delicious! The mash potatoes were also very very good. My dining companion had the steak frites. I tried a piece of his steak and it was soooo good. Cooked just right. We ended with the creme brulee which was also delicious. Overall, I thought the food was delicious, definitely can't beat the value, and would definitely go back to try the duck confit. Make sure to make reservations!!

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Sushi Garden4635 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good place for cheap sushi
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Came here at around 8pm last night (sat) after shopping bc we were really hungry and were craving sushi. This was my first time here. Upon arrival we noticed that it was packed inside. We put our names down and waited about 10 mins for a table. The menu had a wide selection of sushi rolls and appetizers. I wasn't too impressed with the menu. The prices seemed very reasonable though. The rolls were good, nothing special. The House roll fell apart like crazy though. The servers brought our food out quickly and the bill was presented promptly so i'm not sure what all the complaints about their service are about. Overall, for cheap sushi i would come back again.

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E Tea3281 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
Much better now
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 4:57pm [Dine in]

The first time I came here was when it first opened last summer and i'm sorry to say that it was terrible! Almost as bad as teaworks when they were tasting every drink back then. Came here last week and I was pleasantly suprised. The drinks are much better now although i would stay away from their flavored milk teas ie. strawberry milk tea which is very powdery looking and tasting. Also had the salt peppery chicken which was crispy and flavorful. They have very good afternoon specials between 3-5? definitely worth checking out. The decor is also nice I like how the booths give you privacy. Overall, would come back again!

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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Yummy beef noodle
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Came here for the first time since it changed names so its definitely been awhile. Ordered the no. 2 the spicy beef brisket with thick noodles. I was pleased with the tasty beef brisket and the noodles were nice, not too chewy but not too soft. Even though I chose the spicy one, i thought it was a bit too spicy-- but still very and flavorful tho not like some places where the soup is very oily. Ambiance was nothing special but it was clean. Overall, I will definitely be coming back!!

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Tea Works5695 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Convenience factor only
Submitted Sunday, October 11, 2009 - 4:45pm [Dine in]

Came here last week for a quick drink and snack b/c it was the closest place in my area still open. I had a lychee green tea that was OK nothing spectacular and my sister had a pearl milk tea reported to be very good. We also shared some "popcorn chicken" which was not bad but not good either, it wasn't crispy and there were some burnt parts which indicated it was baked and not deep fried. It was expensive too at $5 compared to other places. Overall, as others have said i come here b/c of the convenience.

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
Good pho
Submitted Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

Came here for lunch today at around 330pm. There were only about 3 other tables so it wasn't busy. No complaints about service. I got my food about 5 mins after ordering. I came here after hearing good reviews from friends and its silver rating for best vietnamese from vancouver mag. I really like the broth, didn't taste msg nor was i thirsty afterward, and it had a really nice flavor. The amount of rare beef was about standard but they were a little stingy with the tendon. The sprouts and basil were fresh and clean (this is important to me). The decor is also nicer than other pho places. Would definitely return.

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Shalin Noodle House656 W Broadway, Vancouver
I'm not carb crazy
Submitted Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

Came here for dinner last week on a Thursday night for the first time in probably a year. Used to come here more often many many years ago. There was a line up when we arrived at about 730pm. To be honest, the only thing i really look forward to eating here are their dumplings and deep fried bun (simple but one of my faves). Their noodles are good and i appreciate how it's freshly made. But all the noodle dishes make me feel like eating i'm eating a bowl of dough. Even their fried noodles don't contain much meat or veggies nor come with a tasty sauce, Their noodles in soup tastes bland but that's bc they don't use msg (apparently). They should find other ways to put flavor into their dishes rather than using salt. Their ja jiang mein is very disappointing. I don't know why they are so busy bc the food is just mediocre and they haven't made any improvements to the decor of the restaurant.

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Well Tea4811 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 170, Richmond
Pricy average bbt
Submitted Thursday, August 13, 2009 - 1:36am [Dine in]

I've been here a couple times but I actually tried the food tonite. I ordered the taiwanese deep fried chicken thigh that comes with 3 sides+ rice and a lychee green tea to drink. The chicken thigh was a thin filet that was crispy, it was good but nothing really special. The sides were some cold veggies with chili oil, tofu, and the 3rd side looked like someones left over hot pot veggies but i tasted it and it really did taste like it. My drink was what it should be so no complaints. The food and drinks here are decent and they are usually busy in the evening. I would come here to eat just bc their food is decent for a bbt place but otherwise I think 4.50+ for a bbt without pearls or anything is too pricey. Most of their rice dishes and hot pots are $7.50+ and $8.50+ so again, given a choice id eat somewhere else. However, the appeal of this restaurant is if you want somewhere you can eat and sit a long time!!

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Pho Thai Hoa8328 Capstan Way, #1101, Richmond
Delicious Pho!
Submitted Monday, August 10, 2009 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

Use to frequent the kingsway location until it went a little downhill. Not sure if this location is the same owners but it reminded me a lot of the 'old' kingsway location. Came here with my sis on sunday for dinner. It wasn't particularly busy, they had a large party of 10 and a couple tables of 2 or 4. I ordered a rare beef and tripe pho and requested my rare beef on the side so i could cook it myself. The soup came piping hot and tasted delicious. The meat was good quality and decent portion. My sis ordered a vermicelli bowl with grilled pork and spring rolls. I had a piece of spring roll and it had a nice amount of meat and was crispy. She reported her dish as being very good. Overall, the food was good, price was normal at $5.95 for small and $6.50 for large, no complaints about service, and the decor was actually quite nice and clean. The decor was probably what stood out the most b/c you felt more like you were at a seafood or fish & chip joint rather than a vietnamese restaurant. Would come here again.

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Daimasu4680 Kingsway, #106, Burnaby
Decent lunch
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2009 - 3:25am [Dine in]

Came for lunch today and ordered the sashimi combo for $10.95. This combo comes with tuna tataki, 5 pieces salmon and tuna sashimi, prawn and veggie tempura, 5 pieces roll sushi, and miso soup. I don't think it was suppose to have tuna tataki but oh well. =p
Have to say that this place has improved a lot since the last visit here (more than 1 yr ago). Everything basically tasted good. No complaints. Everyone elses food was also reported to be good. For japanese at metrotown i would definitely choose daimasu over sui sha ya anyday. I will have to comment again once the other place in silvercity is reopen again.

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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Just okay
Submitted Friday, June 26, 2009 - 3:16am [Dine in]

Came here a couple nights ago with 2 girlfriends on the recommendation of a friend. Firstly, the ambiance of the restaurant was what grabbed my attention immediately. The room was fairly dim, lit by candles at each table. It definitely had that 'organic' healthy kind of vibe to it and i'm sure thats what they are going for. But what did not make sense was the 'old school gangsta rap' they were blasting. And by old school, i mean stuff from 10 yrs ago. Nothing wrong with that of course but it just didn't make sense to me. Nevertheless, the place was packed at about 830pm on a tuesday night!

We each ordered a beverage and a milk chocolate fondue to share. The fondue took a very long time to come. We were told after about 1/2 hour or so that it was delayed b/c they thought we were waiting for it as dessert. Service was a bit slow but was understandable b/c they were busy. For $10 you get a fondue (for 3) of very fresh tasting and decent sized strawberries and chopped up barlett pears sprinkled with coconut. The chocolate tasted good, not too sweet but was a bit grainy. In all honesty, I can probably make a better tasting one at home with more variety of fruits and cake to dip.

Overall, I would probably come back to try the food and other drinks b/c the portions seem to be quite large and the drinks are reasonably priced. Only complaint is the atmosphere. Not exactly a place to enjoy a nice dessert (or food) and have a decent conversation.

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Hon's Wun Tun House268 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Not by choice
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

Just came back from Hon's for lunch. Came here not exactly by choice but more for convenience. Ordered won ton noodles, curry beef brisket, and chicken chow mein. We were seated quite quickly as it was very busy during lunch hour. This was the second time coming here in about 3 months or so and i must say things seem to be very consistent here in almost every aspect. They seat you, give you your menus and by the time they're back with the tea and utensils they ask if you're ready to order when only less than a minute has gone by! The waitresses always seem to be rushing you but i dont really see what the big rush is b/c the food still comes to you pretty quickly. The food today was good, nothing spectacular. HOwever, the won tons had a funny taste to it today ( i guess i'll see how i feel in the next couple of hours). I also noticed that the value has gone down a bit. Either the dishes got smaller or the prices got higher. Either way, there are better places to eat in chinatown so unless i'm forced to come here again i wont be coming back.

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Kirin Seafood Restaurant555 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver
Recommended!
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:31am [Dine in]

Came here for wedding banquet last night. Typical fare included cold platter, shark fin soup, scallops & abalone w/ veggies, lobster, fish, fried rice, noodles and fried chicken. Food was very tasty and delicious. Service was good, our food was served to us (although i would prefer grabbing it ourselves). Decor was also nice as it had an very mandarin oriental feel to it. Would recommend this location for a wedding banquet of just dinner.

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Floata Seafood Restaurant180 Keefer Street, #400, Vancouver
Bad quality food
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 2:25am [Dine in]

Came here for a family dinner and ordered there 6 items for $70, comes with soup and dessert. Sounds like a great deal. We ordered the mao pow tofu, imperial pork chop, deep fried fish with corn, general toa chicken, spinach and free range chicken. The chicken tasted like it was a week old chicken b/c it was extremely chewy and not fresh tasting at all. The hot pot had very few pieces of chicken, the spinach had a whole bunch of stuff that looked like leftover scraps such as century egg and some other stuff. Overall, it is the price it is for a reason. The red bean soup dessert was so thick and pasty and tasted bitter. So my point here is, the food tasted very old and not fresh at all. Perhaps it was b/c we ordered this special and if you ordered it a la carte maybe it'd taste better? The price was just too good to be true, and you get what you pay for. Service however, was good except when the manager dropped the lid of the hot pot into our tofu dish b/c he was talking on his cell phone.

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Coppertank Grill3835 Main Street, Vancouver
Bad service
Submitted Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 1:05am [Dine in]

Came here on a friday night and found the place to be quite empty. Ordered some food but no drinks and immediately started getting attitude from the waitress. My poutine was extremely salty and when we tried to communicate this to the waitress she replied by saying that "its suppose to be salty, the gravy's salty, and the fries are salty" with no apology whatsover. It was so salty i couldnt even eat it. She offered to exchange it for another item but could do nothing about the poutine. Hmm oK. The food is mediocre at best, nothing to write home about. I could see this to be a great place to watch sports but the service was just so bad i will never come here again!

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Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant8391 Alexandra Road, Unit 1150, Richmond
Favorite ayce hot pot!
Submitted Friday, June 19, 2009 - 1:08am [Dine in]

Came here for dinner tonite and must be my lucky night b/c it is virtually impossible to eat here if you have a party of 2. Firstly, they don't take reservations for 2 ppl, its first come first serve. Secondly, they only have ONE table for 2. So if one expects to eat hot pot for about 1 1/2 up to 2 hours or longer and if you dont get there at the right time you either have to eat really late or go somewhere else. The food here is fresher than other places and is definitely cleaner. Also, the soup base at $5 for one kind is very cheap compared to other places that charge $7 or $8. It costs 17.99 per person and is a great deal. Definitely recommend! (Reservations recommended!)

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Cactus Club Cafe588 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Had a very fun time on the patio!!
Submitted Friday, June 19, 2009 - 12:57am [Dine in]

Not usually a fan of this kind of chain restaurant (especially cactus club lol) but came here for lunch this afternoon with a friend who has a recent obsession with patio dining! First off, something about the location of this patio just made it seem like no other. Not a spectacular view but what an interesting place to people watch! Especially during lunch time on a weekday we saw tourists, businessmen/women in suits, ppl coming out of the skytrain etc. This is not to say it detracted me from my meal and dining companion b/c first off my food for what it was, was delicious!! I dont think ive ever had such a good cajun chicken burger and fries before! The burger was cooked perfectly, it was juicy not dry and nicely grilled not charred. And the fries were just hot and crispy!! Service was also very good. Our server approached us several times to check on us and refill our waters and drinks. I thought it was also very considerate of our server to be conscious about time and the fact that most of us are on lunch breaks (even tho we were not hehe). She apologized for the delay of our meal after 15 mins of ordering! Definitely a very pleasant lunch. I would probably go back to this location only sometime in the future.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Decent ayce
Submitted Friday, June 19, 2009 - 12:46am [Dine in]

Came here for dinner with a party of 4 on tuesday night and was surpised to see that it was quite busy. Last visit to this location must have been over 10 yrs ago. Had the ayce sushi and korean bbq for 21.95 per person. Food was solid although some more selection of sashimi and nigri sush would have been nice but for the price, no complaints. The quality of the sushi however was decent but could be more fresh. The cooked food on the other hand was good especially the tempura (no shrimp tho, just yam and veggie). Service was ok since it was a busy night. We had to ask for our waters 3x and still didn't get it. Not a fan of ayce in general but this place is not bad.

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Great Wall Mongolian BBQ717 Denman Street, Vancouver
First ever review for this place??
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 2:08am [Dine in]

A bit surprised to be the first to review this restaurant since this restaurant has been open for quite some time now. First time here must have been almost 10 yrs ago. Came here after the beach on a sunday night due to a craving for a healthy meal and a cheap one at that!

The place was packed when we arrived at about 6pm, we were second in line. After being seated we went up to get our food. The items have not changed one bit. Meats to choose from are beef, lamb, chicken and pork all sliced thinly, curled and frozen. There are plenty of veggies to choose from such as sui choy, sprouts, broccoli, mushrooms, and tofu. You then choose your own sauces and if your not sure which ones to use they have a chart that shows how to mix the sauces. I recommend the house special with an extra scoop of mongo pau! They then cook for you on this grill with a long wooden stick.

For dinner its all you can eat at 11.99 (or was it 12? sorry) either way i thought it was a very good deal for what you get. WIth your meal you also get soup, rice, and a fried pastry.

Overall, its a good place to go when you're hungry and looking for a hot and fairly healthy meal!! I definitely recommend this place!

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Sea Harbour Seafood Restaurant8888 River Road, #150, Richmond
Outstanding!
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 1:19am [Dine in]

Came here for a wedding banquet and was quite impressed. Been to many chinese wedding banquets and must say that the food here was quite impressive for what it was. The seafood was all very fresh and didnt have any 'weird fishy taste'. Some of the courses were shark fin soup, lobster, abalone, and fish which were all very fresh. Service was good in comparison to other restaurants, they filled our glasses quite often. Ambiance was very nice as well as it had a elegant and oriental feel. Would definitely go back for dinner sometime.

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