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goodchowwestend, vancouverSince August 16, 20068 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Worth a try
Submitted Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 7:17am [Dine in]

My family had lunch at this new Thai room in Burnaby. Overall design is great: simple lines, exotic colors, and authentic ornaments. We were greeted of course the Thai way with big a smile and hospitality.

We had a mild Phad Thai, papaya salad, chicken with cashew nuts, chicken with mild green curry, and a platter with fish cake. It was indeed a great lunch and a nice addition to an overflowing eateries around the Metrotown area.

We will come back to try other dishes for dinner.

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Rare1355 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Good Service, not so exciting food
Submitted Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 6:33am [Dine in]

Had dinner with my 2 pals tonight. We tried out the $35 per person 3-course Dine Out Vancouver menu. The panfried oyster is lacking in flavor. The splashes of citrus emulsion didn't help that much to add excitement. The oyster appetizer was just like a Taiwanese clone. Cornish chicken was not bad. Striploin needs some herb rubbing because the pepper didnt do justice to the canadian beef. The only consolation was the 3 piece Italian sausage garnish which gave a flavourful kick to the entrees.
Chocolate dessert was nice but the ganache was a bit greasy. Drop the pudding dessert from your choice, there's nothing to talk about it.

We thought the ambience was a bit gloomy. The dark painted ceiling is watching the light painted wall with a lonely picture frame depicting a canned Campbell soup. We wondered what was the frame doing there. The concept is fine dining but Campbell soup isn't.

The best thing about this restaurant was the warm welcome by the staff. Servers were attentive and willing to listen.

Hopefully, the chef and his team will develop more delightful and exciting entrees. Kudos to their local/regional sustainability philosophy. We cant wait to try new dishes soon.

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Au Petit Cafe4851 Main Street, Vancouver
Fresh and tasty subs
Submitted Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 3:19am [Dine in]

You can never go wrong with this place: cheap, clean, and consistent with their food to offer. I can't believe i ate there 4x last week, 2 brunches and 2 early dinners. The same crisp subs and crunchy spring rolls i got at all times. Price is very cheap and filling. Service is always ok but not spectacular where i don't expect for anything. Ambience is very modest though sometimes the deep-fryer smell gets into your clothes. My girlfriend twice told me that. Nevertheless, that wont stop me from coming back for my fresh and tasty subs (and springroll).

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Honolulu Cafe4288 Main, Vancouver
Delightful Meal
Submitted Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 2:54am [Dine in]

My friends always invite me to eat at Honolulu Cafe @ Main Street but i never had a chance. Until last night where i got so hungry driving along main St. and the first restaurant i saw was Honolulu Cafe. Then i came in. The establishment was full, more of a younger crowd, and kinda hip. I should say people that night were in a jovial festive mood.

The menu looks extensive but i just adventured on a sizzling combo plate. I ordered salmon, steak, potato with corn, chinese clear soup and a choco mousse. They were all good, fish was moist, meat was juicy, potato was soft, choco mousse was not bad. It's only the soup that didn't work for me because it was similar to the free soup being offered at Richmond Public Market where i and my high school classmates eat for quick lunches 5 years ago.

The tab came and it was less than $15. I couldn't believe how cheap the price was considering the variety of foods i ate. To add, service was fast although it was busy. Over-all, i would say this restaurant is a recommendable place for a delightful meal, price-wise.

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Mad Greek7260 Westminster Hwy., Richmond
Nice ambience, not so nice food
Submitted Monday, September 25, 2006 - 2:14am [Dine in]

Mad Greek has a very nice ambience, with a cozy patio and a very high ceiling that makes the place spacious. The decor is decent enough to feel that you are in the company of Greeks.
I planned to have a big lunch yesterday but ended up with just a plate of Calamari appy-plate. I was disapponted and didn't order any futher because my Calamari didn't taste good. It was so greasy and tasteless. Even the tatziki dip didn't cover up the taste. The oil that has been used must be old, stale, or over-used. I wonder how a nice restaurant like Mad Greek be not so keen about what's on the deep fryer? Just to satisfy my cravings and disappointment that afternoon, I just found myself filling up with a soup-sandwich-donut meal at Tim Hortons.

Service must be the saving grace for this place. The petite server has 5-star skills. I chose not to complain about my meal because the server's charm made my mouth shut.

There's always a second chance. I will come back to try maybe the souvlaki meal or just anything but deep fried.

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Shaktea3702 Main Street, Vancouver
best place to unwind
Submitted Friday, September 15, 2006 - 1:08am [Dine in]

After a hectic work schedule, i had a chance to drop by a small cozy teahouse called SHAKTEA on Main Street. As i wallked in, i've noticed the inviting ambience and the homey vibe. I was greeted by the hostess with a cheerful aura and welcomed by the cool lady barista. At that instance, i knew it... the place is really good. I was invited to try the tea samplers and had a chance to smell the other tea flavors. With the aroma alone, i can't wait to come back and try each flavor.

PICKS: Chocolate rooibos & peppermint flavors & blueberry cheesecake.

For a special cup of flavored loose tea leaves and a not-so-sweet cheesecake, it cost me less than $10 (tax & tip included). With the refreshing benefits of a steaming hot tea... i guess this is the best alternative than having Advil or Tylenol after a day's hardwork.

In general, the place is cheerful, clean and cozy. Feels like u get pampered with beverage that soothes your stress and worries. Bring your bestfriend and have a sweet time together chatting. This is the BEST PLACE TO UNWIND and to have a great time with your well-deserved afternoon tea.

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
Still Awesome the Second Time Around
Submitted Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 1:44am [Dine in]

For dining adventure, my Greek boss invited me to have dinner at Rekados last Monday. This was my second time here (didn't tell my boss about that) and we had a wonderful dining experience. My fussy boss truly liked the place, adored the elegant open space design, and loved the sweet orangy smell coming from somewhere. She noticed that the small tables worked to the diners' advantage because of the intimate tete-a-tete it can bring. One thing we've noticed that night, majority of the diners there were non-Filipinos and that includes us. Rekados was able to capture the good market where no other Filipino restaurants ever did. The servers were respectful and willing to help anytime to the point the petite waitress almost drowned us with water refills. The cheerful manager with his wit and humor helped us to pick the best food with the right quantity. We had so much exciting food discoveries that night and we ended our dinner with lots of fun and satisfaction.

Our picks: Baked Mussles ( with fresh tomato salsa and butter), Grilled Giant Tiger Prawn (huge, tender prawns on a bed of chopped tomatoes and scallions), Barbecue Manila (pork and or chicken skewers marinated on a sweet soya sauce with calamansi), Golden Siomai (pork dumplings with masago and sexy soya), and Rekados signature dessert, Warm Toffee cake with Mini-Turon, (oven-fresh toffee pudding topped with vanilla ice cream, tiny banana-jackfruit fritter, and sprinkled with caramel sauce). Hardy's Shiraz complemented our dinner round and sweet.

Rekados, for its food quality, friendly service, and ambience should be transplanted in the Downtown area where it is needed. Not so many ethnic Southeast asian restaurants in downtown offer the same awesome features and amenities as Rekados. Definitely, Rekados will be a strong contender for this year's best new Asian restaurant in Vancouver.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Nice food
Submitted Thursday, August 31, 2006 - 12:01am [Dine in]

Had lunch here again a couple of days ago and the same nice Mee Goreng was served. Nice and quick service by the young server. This place is highly recommended for people who wanted to fill themselves up with tasty foods on a meager budget. Big portions are served so let your tummy prepared.

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