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goldfish28East Vancouver, VancouverSince July 9, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Average lunch
Submitted Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:48am [Dine in]

Went to Guu for lunch for the first time today. I usually go there for dinner. I was quite disappointed at their menu, but decided to go for their special -- the dried spanish mackerel.

I suppose I didn't really know what I was getting into, because they served the fish whole, but it was so hard to eat because of all the bones that were in there. Entirely my fault though!

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Bin 941 Tapas Parlour941 Davie St, Vancouver
Best cheesecake ever
Submitted Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 12:44am [Dine in]

I had read about Bin's cheesecake, so I decided to try it out tonight.

It's by far, the best cheesecake I have ever had. The cheese itself was creamy, but not heavy; cheesy, but not dry. Bin serves their cheesecake with bananas and a caramel-coconut sauce that (surprisingly) goes really well with cheesecake, as it would with asian sticky rice.

The place was packed on a weeknight, so we had to sit on the waiting area with a little table. I saw the rest of their menu, and though most items sounded good, I found them to be quite pricey for tapas. Can't really say much about that though, because I didn't actually have the food.

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Simpatico Ristorante2222 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
room for improvement
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 1:00am [Dine in]

The atmosphere of this restaurant is pretty sweet. It's got the rustic wood floors and chairs going on, very old country vibe and nice paintings on the wall. Would have been perfect if the lighting was just a little bit brighter, or if the candles on the tables were lit, but they weren't. We told the server we were thirsty but she was pretty bad with filling our water glasses. It was around 9 that we came in, and all the servers were visibly tired and ready to go home. Our server was nice and friendly though.

We ordered the Mona's Smile pizza, medium. It took pretty long to come, even if the restaurant wasn't that busy, and all the other tables had been served. The toppings on the pizza were a good combo, but the crust was soggy/wet near the middle, which is inexcusably lame. They also have a whole wheat crust, that was made clear on the menu, but that's still lame.

The experience wasn't horrible, but there were a couple of things that could make this place and its food better.

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Bistrot Bistro1961 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Great value, but...
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 11:12am [Dine in]

My boyfriend called in to make our reservation, and we were pleasantly surprised when we were asked what time we had to get going, so the server could pace our meal accordingly. We had planned to stay at the restaurant for an hour and a half, but we came in about 20 minutes late, so we only had about an hour to spare for dinner. We were served quite well -- our appetizers came about 5 minutes after ordering them. Our mains took a bit longer than that. They arrived about 15 minutes after we finished our appys, which gave us less than 10 minutes to finish our meal. We had reminded them about having to leave before they served the mains, but that didn't work out too well. Can't really make any judgments there either because we were also late.

Service was good. We were attended to even if the place was busy. The food came in big portions, so great value there. However, the food was pretty disappointing. Their pate tasted like meatloaf, and was really dry. Bagguete was good. Steak was cooked medium well even if my boyfriend asked for rare (still good though, and the server was very apologetic and asked if she could do anything about it, but we didn't since we were running late). Creme caramel was not good. the top was over done, and the whole thing tasted more like fried eggs then custard. The lamb, however, was a winner.

Overall, this restaurant has a lot of good things happening for it -- service is good, place looks great and portions are generous. Food needs a lot of improvement, which is probably the most important thing you look for in a restaurant, but I almost forgot about it because of all the other things that were good about Bistrot Bistro.

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