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girvancouverSince October 15, 20067 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)


Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
i'm a regular
Submitted Friday, May 1, 2009 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

because it's nearby, my boyfriend and i don't mind waiting, and they're pretty fair to who's next in line, etc.

one unique thing they have that i've never seen in other sushi places (so far that i know of) is that their dinner box option is always different everyday. it's more like a surprise box.

the food never decreases in quality, and their presentation is always superb.

I like their minimalistic approach to the decor.

though the place is always full, it's only because the patrons know their sushi is one of the best in the city, and they keep coming back.

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FigMint Restaurant & Lounge500 West 12th Ave, Vancouver
it's ok
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 1:22am [Dine in]

finally got around to eating here, as it's in my neighborhood.

place is pretty nice. they have these cool and creative hanging lamps. we were seated by the window (granted, the place wasn't packed, never seen it packed).

server asked what we wanted to eat, so we stated our choices. i asked for the veal as a main entree and was told they've run out. huh.

when the appetizers arrived, i was impressed so far. boyfriend had the scallops and it was good. i had the seared fois gras and it was su-perb.

boyfriend ordered the rabbit, and i the pasta. when i saw his entree i thought that it was ok portions-wise. when it comes to fine dining i know that it's all about the quality and not quantity. fine. but when my pasta arrived i saw that there were only 5 pieces of the porcini ravioli. not impressed. i was expecting at least 7 pieces.

server came around to take our dessert choices and when my boyfriend wanted the quince the server also said they've run out of that. by this point i'm thinking, for a restaurant like this they must at least try to accomodate their customers by stocking up on the supplies. at least the server said that he didn't have to pay for the dessert he ordered, which was the chocolate. i had the figmint, and that was very filling.

overall the experience was ok, just not impressed that i filled up on the dessert instead of the entree.

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Shark Club Bar & Grill, The4399 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Submitted Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 12:55am [Dine in]

came here with a some friends from working thinking, ok, it's a bar and grill, should be a decent place before going out on a friday night.

wrong! once my friends and i were seated with menus, we were looking for the alcoholic drinks menu and there's none. ok, that's fine, we're still able to order our drinks.

we ordered our food and we didn't have to wait for it too long, but one of my friends ordered the butter chicken and rice dish. she was the last one to get her food and when it finally came, THERE WAS NO CHICKEN. we had to send it back and thankfully she didn't have to pay for her dish.

i ordered the crispy chicken wings, and the first wing was ok. then i started eating the second and found that it was still red inside. i set that aside and started on the third and also found that one as well was red inside. looked into more of the chicken wings and found that most of them were red inside. hmmm. sent the plate back to the kitchen telling the server i'm done. thankfully i didn't have to pay for that dish as well.

overall it was crappy. this is our food, are the cooks stoned or something?? at least our server was nice. thank goodness i didn't contract salmonella.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
the best japanese tapas place!
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

I've been coming here with friends for a while now and it's one of our favorite places!

Food: Pretty good. Since the entrees are tapas size, it's always a sharing experience. There have been times when we've ordered the mackarel or some kind of fish and it's been undercooked. Otherwise the other stuff on the menu have been quite amazing.

Service: Prompt. And everyone in the staff always have to shout out greetings and the menu.

Ambiance: You have to get here when it's not so busy, otherwise seating arrangements can be hard if you're with 2 other people or more. It can be cramped.

Overall: I always come out with a full tummy and a smiling face.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
afghan food at its best
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I came here out of curiosity. So far we've been impressed.

Food: I had the karahi (lamb pieces and fried eggs on a sizzling platter with onions, peppers and tomatoes) and my boyfriend had some kind of lamb kebab plate. I'm pretty impressed with my karahi (though it's quite oily) as all the flavours were just sizzling in my mouth. I tried a little bit of my boyfriend's lamb kebab and I couldn't believe how tender it was! He said his plate was pretty good (that's as far as his praise goes, he's quite picky with food so this is a good enough impression for him). We also had the 3-dip combo, with golden-brown pitas served with humous dip, spinach dip, and some kind of yogurt dip. I couldn't get enough of the spinach and yogurt dips, but there's just something about the humous--it's like they mixed it with some kind of nut that I can't put my finger into.
As for dessert, I had a milky pudding with cardamom seasoning, and my boyfriend had something the same, but with almonds. For small portions they're quite pricy to my liking.

Service: Pretty good, except when it was time to order the dessert the server seemed to have disappeared for 10 mins.

Ambiance: Very afghan. When you go there you have a choice of sitting on a table-chair setting, or they also have the cushions-on-floor setting. We're lucky that we got a spot on the floor; it's pretty comfy and it's tempting to stay there after you've finished your food.

Overall: I'm impressed. I wanna go back again (and I'm going to try that afghan ravioli with cheese topped in spinach and ground beef, yum!).

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
very tropical!
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

I've been here twice so far and the menu never ceases to amaze me.

Food: The first time I came here was with my boyfriend and he ordered some kind of malaysian platter while I had this coconut shell with rice and seafood in some kind of creamy sauce. I loved it! We also shared this drink (I think it's called scorpio something) in which it was this bowl with some kind of fruity liqueur, with little monkeys to hold the straws. The second time I came here was with my boyfriend and my parents, and we ordered quite a lot. The food is consistent to Malaysian-Thai cooking, and as we're Filipinos (except for my boyfriend) we're pretty impressed that the food hit home (to our stomachs too!).

Service: Quite alright, nothing special to my taste. If you ask for something, they're quite prompt.

Ambiance: Quite classy, although I don't like their cutlery (very heavy!).

Overall: A good experience, very recommended!

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Cafe Gloucester3338 Cambie Street, Vancouver
a local favourite
Submitted Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

Having to live only a few blocks from cafe gloucester, this is the best place to go to when all the other places are already closed (as they're open until 2 on fridays-saturdays, and until 1 the rest of the week).

Food: I like how there's so many things to choose from. I haven't ordered the same thing twice so far. Food's pretty mediocre, as in I haven't cried out "This is amazing!" yet. Although the almond milk is the best beverage, cold or hot!

Service: Kind of mediocre, as in sometimes it takes a while for the servers to come by, and sometimes they're just there and you get your bill right away. I guess it depends on the time of day.

Ambiance: It's alright for my tasting. If you get to sit in one of those comfy booths you don't have to lean over to your friend(s) all the time to hear what they're saying. If you're not in one of those comfy booths it's quite noisy. But I guess HK-style restaurants are just like that.

Overall: It's a consistent place to go to.

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