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gastrodynamicvancouverSince August 8, 200711 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

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Sip Resto Lounge1117 Granville Street, Vancouver
Good Place to chill
Submitted Monday, February 4, 2008 - 12:11pm [Dine in]

Went here for a DOV 2008 dinner with a friend. We were sat at the back of the place, which seemed strange, since usually restaurants want to fill the tables a t the front first to make themselves appear busy. No matter, it was a quite table, except for being directly opposite the bathrooms, the door to the kitchen and the back door. (It was COLD that night). Twice someone opened the back door and poured out a bucket of mop water.

Our staters and mains were great, service was attentive, although I prefer to have plates cleared at the same time rather than my friends plate and then mine. I just feel rushed when that happens.

Dessert was a dissapointment. I think they forgot to add butter and sugar to the graham crumbs in the bottom of the cup of cheesecake. So I was left with dry powdery crumbs. Maybe that was the idea??? The chocolate mousse parfait was overwhipped so the cream was lumpy and not smooth. We ended up getting some cake from a bakery to take home with us.

We will go back for drinks and tappas because it's a fun room.

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Cassis420 W Pender, Vancouver
Good DOV 2008 experience
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 9:38am [Dine in]

We chose Cassis for out first DOV 2008 night. We made an early reservation to avoid the rush. This is a great little restaurant, tables up front, lounge-y type area towards the back. the kitchen is somewhat open and TINY ! I would never be able to move around, let alone cook in there. We were greated promptly and seated. We ordered the beet salad and the curry squash velote. Both were good, although the beets were overpowered by the citrus, fennel, tomatoes and vinegrette. For mains we had the Coq au Vin and the Seafood Boulliabase. Again, both were good, but the chicken did not come away from the bone easily, which means it had not been braised in the sauce but rather cooked separately and added afterwards. The seafood was cooked well, the broth a bit thin. For dessert the creme brulee was wonderful, the lemon tart was more like an egg tart with lemon, and the crust was not house made.

All in all we had a good time, the food was well timed and we will go back again.

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Bin 942 Tapas Parlour1521 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Still Good Eats
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 5:22pm [Dine in]

Been here a couple times as it is close to work. We like that the menu has something for everyone, and the atmosphere is casual. It can be crowded sometimes, but that's sometimes part of the adventure. Service is also solid.

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Adonis Greek Taverna1265 Granville Street, Suite 120, Vancouver
solid - but not exciting
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 5:17pm [Dine in]

mehhh, it'll do in a pick. It wasn't unusual, or outstanding. Nothing was done to make sure we remembered the place and wanted to come back soon. The food was standars, wwarm, tasty . . . but standard. Our server was average as well. No "Hi, how are you doing, can I get you something to drink". Simply a "Can I take your order?"

So I'll just file this place with the rest under "Greek Restaurants"; instead of under "Wow, let's eat there again"

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
you gotta try the petite fours!
Submitted Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 5:11pm [Dine in]

Went here with a girlfriend on Saturday. First off, visiting a restaurant right after the busy holidays is always a good test of how well a restaurant performs after all the staff are tired from working Christams parties. Not here though. The service from the greeting at the door to the goodbye from GM was friendly, warm and sincere. When they say "thank-you for coming, hope to see you again soon", they really mean it. Our server also made a point of coming to the door to help us with our coats.

We had a glass of sparkling wine to start as recommended by our server. For starters she recommended the quail and the beet salad. Being adventurous, we took her up on it, and both were wonderful. The mozza from buffalo milk was delicate and smooth while the quail was crisp on the outside and juicy tender inside. The grapes and walnuts were a nice touch. For our meals we had lobster pasta and the chicken. Half way through my friend and I swapped plates so we could try eachothers. Instead of commenting, our server gave a little friendly amused smile, topped up our water and let us continue uninterupted. PERFECT!

For dessert she recommended the petite fours. Just enough to satisfy, but not committing to a full dessert. We got a selection of small treats. Apple fritter (which was to die for), chocolate fudge with homemade icecream, coconut cookies, maple tart and a little tea cake with pear. All so good.

We didn't have any wine with dinner, so our bill was reasonable for the wonderful food. Definately look forward to going back very soon. (Next time with wine!)

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Shin Ju1401 West Broadway, #101, Vancouver
Good all you can Eat Eats
Submitted Monday, December 3, 2007 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

We have been here a couple times. Always for all-you-can-eat and once for benot boxes because there were only two of us. The all you can eat is great. Some places only have this on Fridays, which mens they are trying to get rid of all the leftover fish before the weekend. But Shin Ju offers All-you-can-eat EVERY DAY, which means it should always be fresh. And it is.

The service is fine, but we have found a couple times that we order four of one dish and only three arrive, and then we order one more and we get a portion for two. So I think they just kinda bring you whatever. But it's okay, because it's all-you-can-eat, so just order more. The place could also use a good top-to-bottom with a grease cutter solution. But it's good eats for the price, and fun to share with your friends

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Osamu2764 Barnet Hwy, #201, Coquitlam
Love this Place . . .Even After the Reno's !
Submitted Monday, December 3, 2007 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

have been here several times, both pre and post reno's. While the prices have gone up slightly, they are still very reasonable, in fact pretty cheep considering this is not your average sushi-in-a-box place. The fish is always fresh, and you can get varieties not always available in a little tri-city area place. If you sit at the bar and whatch the chefs, they actually TALK to you, and ask you what you like, and then make you something. The miso soup is made in house, and the tea always hot and fresh. When you sit down, you are giving a warm, moist towelette for your hands, which is just an added extra touch that not many plaes do, but it makes you feel welcome and starts the meal out on the right step.

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White Spot610 6th Street, #134, New Westminster
burger and shake . . but that's about it
Submitted Monday, December 3, 2007 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

I've been to several White Spot locations in the Lower Mainland, so this concept is not new to me. If I'm craving a burger and milkshake, this is one of the places that comes to mind. Consistancy is done very well for this concept. HOWEVER, poor service; or service without a care, rolling eyes, shugging of shoulders, no quality checks, no ice tea refills, no smile I can do without. The food was great, it filled my craving. The atmosphere looks great witht he recent concept renovations. But with all the recent media attention and commercials featuring their new menus and that they are, oh, I don't know, a grown up version of themselves, one would hope that the service would fall into place. Maybe it was just an off night. We will go again, however, because of the burgers and shakes, It is what it is.

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9th Avenue Grill1822 West Broadway St., Vancouver
what happened????
Submitted Monday, December 3, 2007 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

this used to be such a great place for lunch. Not sure if it was the size of our group (8 people), but the atmosphere has changed. The food is still good, but typical and not memorable. The service is somewhat absent, but this could just be due to new people with the ownership change. It's close to work, so we'll probably go again, but with a smaller group or with lots of time for a lesurely lunch

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Sanafir1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Wonderful Once Again
Submitted Monday, December 3, 2007 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

have been to this restaurant a couple times, and the atmosphere is great. Warm and inviting. Food is wonderful, in that you get to try a bunch of different things, so there is always something for everyone. Very cool spot to watch beutiful people too.

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Anducci's2729 Barnett Hwy, Coquitlam
won't go back again ! restaurant staff too young and inexperienced
Submitted Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

My wife and I have been to this location for years and are sad to see that there seems to have been a change in how things are being run. To start with, one by one, all the good, seasoned servers are gone. Carmen, Christy, Paul, Mike, Jennifer, Karley. We enjoyed going and sitting in a corner both and catching up with these kids (okay young adults) while having our meals. The last couple times we have been in, we have been very disappointed. the servers do not know the menu, and are not able to distinguish one wine from another. Our particular "un-favorite" is Courtney, who is quite rude, plays with her hair when talking to you, (and then handles the food?), and generally seems overwhelmed and confused. And then acts like it's our fault.

The kitchen staff seem to be younger and younger each time we go, with their pants hanging further and further down. We don't need to see a fifteen year old's boxer briefs while he's cooking our food. While has also gone down hill recently and actually decreased in size although still huge.

It seems this restaurant is going the direction of Earl's and Joey's and Sammy Pepper's by hiring attractive girls with no brains and cheap labor in the kitchen.

Too bad.

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