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foodockVancouverSince September 7, 200616 Reviews
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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
DOV 2011 - Nice All Round Meal
Submitted Monday, January 31, 2011 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

Me and a couple of companions decided to give C Restaurant's dine out menu a try since they were offering up a four course meal rather than the normal 3 courses for dine out. We arrived about 10 minutes early, but were fortunate enough to be seated quite quickly.

We perused the menu and noticed that there were a couple of additional items that we could substitute for some of the dishes (for about $9 more).

The first course was an oxtail consomme that was poured over a mixture of dungeness crab meat, lemon chorizo and gremolata. The consomme was quite earthy and we felt that it would be perfect in a mug by a fire place at night.

The second course was the Seared Trout. Only one of us had that as me and another person opted for the Lobster risotto. The person who had the trout thought that it had a slight fishy taste to it, but liked the crushed potatoes, almond rapini and the caramelized lemon sauce. As for the risotto, it was excellent. The creaminess of the risotto made me want to lick the plate and the lobster paired off quite nicely with it.

The third course was the seared scallops with Confit Pork Belly. Individually they tasted good, but for some strange (in a good way) reason, when eaten together it was absolutely delectable. As well the pairing of the creamed cabbage and the roasted crab apple played off of each other as well.

Dessert was a Dark Chocolate Brownie with a Hot White Chocolate. The brownie was quite rich, but a little sweet and the Hot White Chocolate was also sweet, but was interesting in that they had homemade marshmallows topping it.

Finally, we were given some cookies to go. They were okay, but I figure they would have been better if we ate them fresh baked.

Overall, we were quite full by dessert and the overall meal was quite good. We've been to C in the past for previous DOV's, but this time was simply the best.

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Kingsway Sushi3665 Kingsway, #110, Vancouver
Decent Japanese AYCE
Submitted Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 3:39pm [Dine in]

We decided try Kingsway Sushi to try their All You Can Eat Deluxe Dinner and were quite happy with what we got. They take your orders on a electronic order pad and it seems to speed up the process in getting your orders.

We tried a nice selection of options and founds some nice items on the menu. The spicy tuna sashimi was quite tasty, but it really wasn't that spicy. Still it was good. The same could be said of the spicy tofu. They also had something called a salmon cocktail roll, which was quite good as it had a nice smoky taste to it. My mother especially enjoyed the short ribs, which had a nice marinade to it.

It is a bit pricey, but with the selection of sashimi, it made it worthwhile. It was $28.95 for adults and $18.95 for children (4-9). I believe it is a little higher on weekends. I think the price for children was a little high as the lone child at the table did not even eat that much.

Overall, we did enjoy the meal and will be back. It is probably the best option for all you can eat on Kingsway. The other place down the street in Burnaby pales in comparison.

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YEW Restaurant + Bar791 West Georgia, Vancouver
Great Dinner Out with a Dine Out Option Still Available
Submitted Sunday, June 6, 2010 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

Me and my friends recently went to Yew to celebrate a past birthday. When we arrived, we were seated promptly near the back of the restaurant. We were given the menus and were surprised to discover that they were still offering the dine out Vancouver menu.
After looking over both the regular menu and the dine out menu, we decided to try a little from both. We decided to start with the cold and hot samplers from their raw bar. The cold side had octopus with a saffron marinade, scallops ceviche with red radish, Ahi Tuna Tartar and Lobster Mango Rolls. It was all nice, but the Lobster Rolls were excellent, especially with the sweet chilli sauce.
The hot sampler included fried calamari with jalapeno and lime, maple roasted prawns with tamarind, crispy nori scallops with soy-chili dip and Dungeness Crab Fritters with spicy aioli. We enjoyed this platter a little more than the cold. The highlight was the Nori Scallops.
We then decided to order off the dine out menu. For the starter, me and one of my friends went with the Lobster chowder. The other friend went with the pork terrine. The chowder was quite nice and I enjoyed it, but felt that the green beans that were added did not do anything for it. My friend enjoyed his chowder as well and my other buddy enjoyed his terrine.
For the main course, I opted for the risotto. It was nice and creamy and it was quite nice. My friends had the Soy glazed Sablefish. We ended sampling a little of each other’s plates and felt that they should have served the Sablefish and the risotto together as they were outstanding with each other.
We also each ordered a glass of wine each and were quite surprised when the waiter decided to top off our glasses at no additional charge. That was an unexpected bonus.
For dessert, I had the chocolate mouse with what appeared to be green tea jello on the side with peach ice cream. It was okay, but we were still thinking about the main meals. The other had a parfait like dessert, which they liked.
Overall, the service was outstanding as they were checking up with us quite often without being overly intrusive. We were shown the brunch menu as we left and it looks like something we wouldn’t mind trying next time. There will be a next time.

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Pizza King1464 East Broadway, Vancouver
Good food at a decent price
Submitted Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

We ordered in from Pizza King several times and we have always enjoyed what we have ordered, especially at the price.

The last time we ordered the Pizza & Pasta Combo. We opted for the Lasagna and a small pizza with mushroom, onions and pepperoni. The combo also comes with a tossed salad, garlic toast and 2 cans of pop.

The Lasagna is nothing fancy. It appears to be Lasagna noodles with their meat sauce, which is then baked in the over with some cheese. It doesn't look that great, but the taste is very good. I remember ordering this about 10 years ago and the flavour is still the same.

The Pizza was good as well. It will never win an award as the best in the city, but it still had good taste to it.

The salad is pretty bland and we usually never eat it. The garlic bread is okay.

Overall, we paid $18.00 for all this ($15.70 plus delivery). They also have pick-up which would have come out to $12.85. This was a very good value overall.

We will continue to order from them when we can. If you live nearby though, it might be worth your while though to pick it up yourself. The location is a bit of a hole in the wall, but it still provides good value.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Not a bad first time
Submitted Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

Me and a buddy decided to try Stella's for lunch and went to the new one on Cambie. When we arrived there was a bit of uncertainty by the wait staff as to whether we should wait by the patio or inside to be seated. We eventually opted for a window seat inside.

Once we were seated, we perused the menu. I don't usually order beer with my lunch, but I decided to try the Stella on tap. I found it quite refreshing and liked it better than the bottled ones I had in the past.

For lunch, I had the Smoked Meat Sandwich, which came with cole slaw, fries and a salad (you had the option of fries, salad or a combo of both). The sandwich was great and had a good portion of meat in it. It is definitely a lot better than the one I had at Frenchies on Hastings (I don't go there any more). The slaw was a little soggy and I didn't care for it. The fries were okay, but the salad had a great citrus dressing.

My friend had the submarine sandwich with salad. He enjoyed both as well. it was a bit of a mouthful for him.

Service seemed a little scattered as we started with one waitress and ended up with another. Everyone was nice, but there was some organizational issues as there was no real hostess on duty. As well, it appeared that they had some glassware problems. We noticed that they were serving water in different sized glasses. As well, it appeared that the glass dishwasher was not doing it's job well. Several times, we noticed that the glasses were still wet or they were sent back for being dirty. Finally, by the end of my meal, it appeared that my beer glass was cracked as well. I think they should pay more attention to this area, especially since they are trying to promote their drinks.

Overall, we were okay with everything and the staff did seem to be trying and they were polite. We enjoyed the food and we will come back again, maybe to try dinner this time.

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Amarcord Restaurant1168 Hamilton Street, #104, Vancouver
Good Start to Dine Out
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

We had our first Dine Out meal last night at Amarcord. We had been there for lunch a couple of times before and this was our first experience for dinner.

We ordered a nice wine in the Sandhill Pinot Blanc which went very well with the Brodetta all’Adriatica (Seafood & Vegetable Soup), which had a very nice flavour. The broth of the soup was outstanding. We also ordered a couple of salads on top of the dine out appetizers. They had an outstanding Tomato and Cucumber salad that a couple of us had and one other person thouroughly enjoyed the Caesar Salad that he had ordered.

For the mains, I ordered the Bistecca alla Boscaiola (Sirloin Steak in a red wine and mushroom sauce). It was cooked to the way I liked it and the sauce went very well with it. One of my friends had the Flatano con Gamberetti (Halibut with shrimp & champagne sauce) and he liked the flavour along with the texture. The other two in our party ordered the Scaloppine alla Valdostana (Veal stuffed with prosciutto & fontina cheese). They enjoyed it and from the taste I had, thought it was probably the best of all the dishes.

For dessert, I had a simple Lemon sorbet, which proved to be a great way to finish the meal. My sister ordered the Tiramisu, which she finished off quite quickly. My friends ordered the three layered sorbet, which they said had an eggnog flavour to it. They enjoyed it.

Looking around the restaurant, there was a mix of people who ordered off both the main menu along with the dine out menu. The regular menu items looked good and they had a Lasagna special that looked like it should have been part of the dine out menu as well. It looked that good.

The service through the night was attentive and did not obstruct too much, though we could here some cutlery being dropped every once in while.

We are now looking forward to the next time we come here. We are definitely going to try and come back for their regular menu.

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Next Noodle Bar560 Robson Street, Vancouver
Okay Lunch
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

We were looking for a place to go on Boxing Day and decided to pop in here for lunch.
We were seated and proceeded to order tea to go with our meals. I'm not sure why some restaurants do it, but they served the tea in glasses. I prefer cups, but that is a personal preference.
We started with the house salad and it was quite tasty. We also had appetizers of the chicken lollipops which were good. The rolls that were served were somewhat average.
We each decided on a soup for the mains. Me and one friend had the Lemon Grass Chicken. It was okay, but there was not much of a lemon grass taste to it. My sister had the Seafood Laksa and she felt it was okay, but felt it was somewhat lacking as well.
The menu is quite extensive and the value is alright. We would probably give it another try to see what the other menu items are like.

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Anducci's6011 Hastings St., Burnaby
Underwelming Experience
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

We felt like having a little pasta with lunch and decided to try the Anducci's location on Hastings Street in Burnaby. When we arrived, there was only one other table in the restaurant and we were promptly seated. It was a cold day, so we sat away from the front door, but it appeared that the staff liked using the patio door to come in and out of. This made it cold for customers in bursts and it became very annoying throughout the meal.
My friends ordered coffee to start and it appears that instead of brewing pots of coffee, they used this automated coffee machine that created a very weak blend of coffee. This seemed strange as I did see a regular coffee maker on the other side of the bar.
For our meals, we shared an okay salad to start. It needed a little more in the way of dressing. It also took a little while to get to the table.
Our pasta dishes were a little all over the map. My Linguine Carbonara was okay but the spiciness of the meat overpowered the full taste. The others order pasta's made from whole wheat that was undercooked. When it was sent back, the pasta came back very soggy and lost a lot of flavor.
It seemed that no one was really in charge and the wait staff seemed to like to hide a bit in the back, though they did check back once.
I think that Anducci's may have expanded a little too quickly here as the restaurant felt like it was handled cookie cutter style and we ended up with some crumbs.

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
A Rich Tasting Outing
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 9:55am [Dine in]

A couple of friends and myself decided to splurge for a meal and picked this restaurant, as it has been in the back of our minds for a while.
When we arrived, we were promptly seated and were handed the cocktail list first. We ordered some drinks and waited for the menus. It was a little strange, but it appears that they let you drink your cocktails first before they will present the menus to you. We did eventually get them and everything was fine from that point on.
I've never had frog legs before, so we decided to split an order. They were served with a rich garlic butter sauce, that gave them an excellent flavour. I opted for the onion tart for my main appetizer and it was excellent. My friends had the soft shell crab salad and the tuna/crab meat salad. They both enjoyed their appetizers, though eating the shell of the crab took a little getting used to for my friend.
For our mains, I had the surf and turf special, which consisted of a sirloin steak with 3 prawns. The steak was made quite well, but the prawns seemed a bit on the small side. One friend had the caribou special, which he found quite tasty especially with the red wine reduction sauce. The other had the arctic char and he finished off the plate.
Finally, we came to the desserts. We were accidentally presented with the cocktail menus again by mistake and had to flag down the waiter to get the right menus. Once we got it, I decided to go with the Pear tart. It was served with vanilla ice cream and it was very nice. The other desserts ordered were the Peaches soaked in Ice Wine and the fresh strawberries. Both were well received.
Overall, everything was great. Service was a little strange with the menus, but was good overall. The number of items on the menu made it a little difficult to finally decide on what to order. When we have the opportunity to splurge again, we will definitely consider Le Crocodile again.

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Hanabi1050 Alberni St, #200, Vancouver
Sushi with no view
Submitted Thursday, January 18, 2007 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

We came here for lunch recently and it this place appears to be okay food wise, but service is a little lacking.

We each ordered a version of their lunch boxes. Each lunch box comes with salad, miso soup, rice, tempura (1 piece of ebi (shrimp), green bean, carrot and purple potato), four pieces of a California roll and a choice between teriyaki beef, chicken or salmon. As they are set up for robata, the meats are grilled rather than deep fried and served with a stir fry of onions, bean sprouts and fennel (I think). This allowed for the meat to be more moist and avoided the usual deep fried taste.

The California rolls were your standard type, not really outstanding. But it’s not really sushi is it. The salad had a bit of crispness to it and was okay. The tempura was not overly battered and was not oily.

On top of this, we ordered a plate each of the salmon sashimi and the spicy tuna sashimi. These were quite good and fresh tasting. The sauce on the spicy tuna had quite a bite to it, but was quite flavorful too. We will definitely will try that again.

The service was not overly attentive. They came to the table to drop off the tea, take the orders and drop off the orders. They did not refill the tea during the entire meal or come back to check on us. This is one area they will need to work on.

The location is a little strange too as you have to take an elevator up to the second floor and the restaurant has no windows. This leaves you feeling a little cramped.

We will try this place again and may try to go a little more ala carte to sample more of the menu next time.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Japanese Fusion Needs a Little More Direction
Submitted Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

After walking by it a few times and hearing about it on a couple of websites, we decided to stop by to avoid the traffic mess outside.

We were seated quite promptly and were placed on a kind of smallish table for three. It was a half semi-circle which when dealing with tapas got quite crowded quickly.

We ordered in two flights. The first batch of orders included a dozen oysters with a cocktail sauce, ponzu sauce and balsamic sauce. It was okay and the sauces didn’t seem to add much to it. A little tobasco might have helped. Next up were the thunder fries, which were tempura style sweet potato sticks. It was served with a creamy Cajun dipping sauce. It created quite a bite and was actually tasty. The next to follow was the Lemon Pepper Tuna. The tuna was fresh tasting and the flavor was good but not overly outstanding. Then came the Sashimi. There were pieces of Salmon and Tuna and I believe some Red Snapper. It was fresh tasting and for once I had Snapper that didn't have that overpowering fishy taste.
They also a chicken ceasar salad with basil in the dressing. It had a different taste to it, but it seems to be a little bland. It needed to have some pepper added to it.
Overall, it was okay but not outstanding. I think its worth another try to try some of the other menu items.

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Clubhouse255 West 2nd Avenue, Vancouver
Inventively Moderately Priced
Submitted Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

I have been here several times and at times the service has been hit and miss. It was a little better the last time I was there, but they always seem to have big tables and this causes them to be overwhelmed. It's a bit of a learning curve I guess, as it appears most of the wait staff are students (there is a lot of turnover in this place).
Foodwise, some of the food is quite good. I would definitely recommend the marinated salmon and tuna. This place also makes one of the better chicken curry katsu's as well. The Tuna Steak Ponzu was a favorite, but the consistency of it's preparation sometimes makes it just average. One item that definitely needs work on is the Sunomono. The flavour is kind of bland and they may need to use a different mirin in it.
I guess the only reason we go here is the affordable food and the inventive selections. The food for the most part is good, but you do have to be patient with the service.

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Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar615 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Steak done right
Submitted Monday, October 23, 2006 - 6:03pm [Dine in]

This was my second time at Gotham’s. The first time was for Dineout Vancouver, so this was my first regular visit. As we arrived, we were promptly seated and presented our menus along with the wine & cocktail lists.

We started with the fresh oysters that were quite pleasant with both the vinegar and cocktail sauces. We all had salads next. I had the Tomato & Onion salad with the Blue Cheese and Vinaigrette. Simply put, it was excellent. The dressing added a good richness to the dish. The others enjoyed their salads (green & Caesar) as well.

For the main entrée I had the bone-in New York and one of my friends had the same. The other two had the Steak & Lobster. The New York steak was well seasoned and definitely had more flavour than the steak that I had a Morton’s a while back. I was told that the Lobster was prepared perfectly and it did not require any of the melted butter that was served with it. We also ordered sides of Snap Peas, Sautéed Mushrooms and Lyonnaise Potatoes. These were tasty, but we couldn’t finish of all of it due to the size of our main entrees.

We finished up with dessert. I had the Dutch Apple Pie. It was okay, but I kept finding the pieces that usually cocooned the seeds. Okay, but not outstanding.

The service was quite attentive except for the occasional bumping of our chairs. I thoroughly enjoyed the meal and would definitely try to come back again.

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Gohan Japanese Restaurant1815 Rosser Avenue, #1, Burnaby
Japanese around Brentwood
Submitted Sunday, October 8, 2006 - 3:39pm [Dine in]

Stopped by here for lunch. My friends went for the lunch specials and rolls, while I went for some ala carte.
The lunch specials consisted of 3 pieces of sushi (tuna, salmon and snapper), miso soup, chicken cutlet with rice and salad. They have had this before and liked it along with the price of $7.95.
My ala carte items consisted of the Spinach Gomaae which was quite refreshing.
The other item I had was the Chicken Nanban, which was a kind of Karrage with a tartar sauce consisting of tartar, cucumbers, eggs and wasabe. It packed quite a kick.
We also ordered up some rolls of Tuna, Salmon, Spicy Tuna and a Black Dragon Roll (Avocado & Eel). The rolls were decent, though I have an aversion to Eel. My friend liked the Dragon Roll though. I played it safe with the Spicy Tuna and did not eat it with any wasabe. It was already spicy enough.
This place is becoming a favourite of our and we will try to come by for dinner next time.

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Zest2775 West 16th, Vancouver
Somewhat modern Japanese
Submitted Sunday, October 8, 2006 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

We decided to come here for a pre show dinner and we each had the set dinner menu.
The first course was the Spinach Gomaee. It was delicious and they had crushed peanuts on top of it, which helped with the finish.
2nd up was the Seafood Sunomono. It was a mixture of surf clam, octopus and crab meat with gelantanized dashi. It was an interesting mix, but personally did not like the surf clam or octopus. The dashi though made up for the difference.
The next dish up was the assorted sushi. The sushi served was Salmon, Tuna, Mackeral, Ebi (Prawn) and Surf Clam. Again, I am not a fan of the surf clam. The Salmon, Tuna and Ebi were fine. The Mackeral was kinda of average. The wasabi that was served with it was quite powerful though.
The fourth dish was the Spicy Fluffy Prawns. This was almost like a tempura style, but the coating was more pillowwy. This was alright, but half the texture of the dish was the coating.
The last item before dessert was the Honey Garlic Chicken. It was served by itself. It should have been served with a little rice.
Finally for dessert, they had a tofu cheesecake with a green tea syrup. This was delicious and the syrup made it.
Overall, I think we will come back and try a little ala carte next time.

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La Belle Auberge4856 48th Avenue, Delta
A Little out of the Way - But Worthwhile
Submitted Sunday, October 1, 2006 - 3:29pm [Dine in]

My friend chose La Belle Auberge for his birthday dinner, so the four of us went.
We each decided to go with 7 course Table D'hote menu.
The 1st selection was an amuse bouche of smoked lamb. This was the first time I ever had lamb smoked and it was delicious.
The 2nd item was a soup choice of either the lobster bisque or the chilled pea soup with mint sorbet. I had the pea soup and it was good and even better when I mixed in the sorbet. The lobster bisque was also well received by the others.
The next selection I had was the smoked kangaroo. It was very tender and flavorful. The other selection for the 2nd course was the escargot, which was had by a couple of others in the group. I tasted it and it had a nice buttery sauce.
Next up was a warm lentil salad. This was had a nice texture to it and was enjoyed by the three of us who had it. The other person had the mixed summer green which he enjoyed especially with the orange vinagrette.
A palate cleanser of plum sorbet followed. It was nice and refreshing and prepared us for the main course, in which I chose the
roasted scallops. They were nice and tender and quite delicious. The only drawback were the vegetables that were served with it were a little over cooked. The others had the duck breast, bison loin and the halibut with prawns. They all enjoyed there mains as well.
Finally we come to desert. I had the fruit and cheese plate, which had three varieties of cheese along with slices of pear and apple. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Two of the other had the dessert sampler which they enjoyed and the other had the assorted sorbets.
Overall, it was a nice paced meal and the server knew when to make an appearance. I would like to come back in the future to try their autumn menu.

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