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GoodEats88North VancouverSince January 9, 20097 Reviews
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3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (2.9)
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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
A Nice Break From Being Carnivores
Submitted Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 8:54am [Dine in]

My husband and I usually drive by the Foundation every time and when we’re waiting for the street light to change, we always see people sitting at the window of the restaurant and try to figure out what the restaurant served. So one day we decided to give it a try. When we first walked in, it was dark with only candles and some not so very bright lights overhead illuminating the restaurant. We saw that the tables and chairs were all mismatched and the walls covered with quotes. Had that “old” retro feeling to the place which was kind of cool. We were seated and given menus and after a few minutes we finally realized that it was a vegetarian restaurant. We did have a moment of thinking about getting up and walking out, but in the end we decided to give it a try. We were glad we did. We started with the Katered Affair and this is a great appetizer sampler. Everything was so tasty and in the end we managed to finish the whole platter. We also ordered the OPPP and the Final Option. The OPPP became my favorite dish. It’s a peanut pesto pasta that comes with tofu, broccoli and fresh spinach and pear; once you mix everything together, it is just YUM. The Final Option is a curry filled with lots of vegetables and served with rice. Again another tasty dish. We saw plenty of people ordering the nachos and it is huge. We were given the bill (price is good for all that food we consumed) and they had Campinos as the after dinner candy. That was a nice touch (too bad they stopped it). We’ve been back many times, even after the renovation (expanding into the beside store lot) and there have been some downs to our dining experience. The service is usually a hit and miss. We’ve eaten with deformed flatware, but if you see the restaurant, you shouldn’t be surprised. We’ve only had one time where the taste of the food wasn’t as great (maybe a different cook), but all others have still been delicious and the reason we still go back for our vegetarian fix.

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Cattle Cafe7348 Kingsway, Burnaby
Better Than Fast Food
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2013 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

I’ve been to our neighborhood Cattle Café many times and left every time feeling well satisfied with the meal. Compared to the restaurant chains and fast food restaurants, it’s relatively inexpensive, a good menu variety and more filling than a burger and fries. Every time my husband and I feel like a bite to eat out, we think of the Cattle Café. Most times, the service is average, but the servers are pretty nice. They have the bubble waffles which you can have as a starter or for dessert. The curry meals are really good. My husband usually orders the noodles and you can design your own which is what makes it great. There isn’t anything “mini” on the mini hotpot combos. I always leave with leftovers unless I share. Most of the meals come with a drink and you can add a few bucks if you prefer a bubble tea or specialty cold drink.

Our neighborhood Cattle Cafe is usually filled with Asians when we dine there. We've invited our Caucasian friends to dine there and they absolutely enjoyed it. They would never have guessed what they served as the restaurant name doesn't hint at the type of food. It's good if they are requesting to go there to eat.

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Save on Meats43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Not worth the trip downtown
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2013 - 11:25am [Dine in]

After hearing about it from friends and DDD, five of us went to try it out. Mind you, we all don’t live downtown so it was kind of a special trip for us. We were lucky it wasn’t busy but we were there around 5:30 pm. We were offered the table at the front of the restaurant to which we declined, since we didn’t want so many people walking pass constantly while coming through the front door. We were right, business picked up after we sat down. So having people waiting beside our table wouldn’t have felt very comfortable. We headed to the bigger booth at the back. The server was nice and gave us the daily special spiel. However, it took him awhile to get our drinks to us when we ordered. After hearing about the burger and pot pie, a few of us had to try it out. We got a couple of them and the bacon mac n’cheese as well as a bowl of beef chili.
The beef chili and bacon mac n’cheese were probably the only dishes that were satisfactory. The burger itself wasn’t great. The bun was too big, a bit stale and the patty was small. Only thing good was the bacon that came with it. The fries were ok and came in a small soup bowl, so a measly portion. The biggest disappointment was the chicken pot pie. It was tasty, but the price you pay for a TINY portion wasn’t worth it. It left a few of the guys still hungry and we had to grab something along the way when we left. If you’re looking for comfort food, it offers it, but the prices aren’t as cheap. If you live down in the area, sure it’s a place to eat and maybe you need to try it once and decide if the return trip is worth it. Sorry, for us it was OK and not worth another trip back.

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Fire Pots4455 Lougheed Hwy, Burnaby
Not Worth The Hot Pot
Submitted Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

If you’re Asian, this is a disappointment for hot pot. If only the broth is suppose to be the flavor for the food, it severely lacks in taste. Also there isn’t enough to eat as it took going to Boston Pizza down the street and filling up on wings, loaded potato skins, Thai chicken strips and dry ribs to really get us full. Guess we had dinner at BP and the appetizers at Fire Pots. Also if you order the Junior Pot vs the regular pot meal at almost half the price, you seem to get the same amount of food, but with less broth in a smaller pot. You also have to pay extra for more broth, but you are asked if you want more hot water to top up broth that doesn’t have enough flavor already. This may seem like a new experience if you’ve never had hot pot before, but for what you get and the price you pay for cooking your own meal, not worth it.

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Market by Jean-Georges1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver
A Market Worth A Visit
Submitted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 3:52pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were treated for dinner at the Market by friends. A couple of weeks earlier, we were unable to get reservations for the Saturday as they were fully booked. When we arrived at the restaurant, we were greeted nicely by the hostess and our coats taken care of before being shown to our table. We had a semi-booth table for the four of us and the lighting and décor of the restaurant was very elegant and nice. Not dark or too cluttered. We ordered our drinks and then tackled the decision of what to order for dinner. Since everything looked good, we all decided to try the tasting menu for $65. This was worth the great price. Everything was delicious. We had rice cracker crusted tuna, foie gras brule, bacon wrapped shrimp with avocado, sablefish with nut and seed crust and soy glazed short ribs. Topped off with a warm chocolate pudding cake and ice cream for dessert. The food presentation by the dish itself and the server was excellent. Also the timely manner in finishing one course and then starting off the next was just perfect. A couple of things that we found lacking were the crusty rolls we were served. They were just a bit hard and cold. The coffee was also extremely disappointing as it was too strong and lukewarm, so that the lumps of irregular sugar were hard to dissolve. Since the restaurant is also readying the patio area, this isn’t something that is on the side when one arrives at the restaurant. You can’t miss walking past it and having boards, tools and clutter lying around. Not very eye-appealing. But all in all, our dining experience was great!

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
Good & Tasty
Submitted Tuesday, January 13, 2009 - 12:23pm [Dine in]

It was a Monday night out on Denman and it was a toss up between trying Yoshi’s or Kingyo. Since Kingyo’s was nearby and didn’t look busy, those were the deciding factors. Upon entering the restaurant, we were greeted warmly by the staff and shown to a table quite quickly. Nice hot towels were served to us and our drink orders taken. There was a daily special sheet folded into the menu and the difficult thing was deciding on what to try. We asked the server and he recommended a few dishes. Knowing it was izakaya (tapas), we weren’t expecting huge portions, but trying out several sharing plates. We started with the ahi tuna sashimi (melts in your mouth), then had the calamari (loved how it was made) followed with the Ebi Mayo and the Black Cod. After a brief lull, the tan tan noodles and the petit chicken kaarage don arrived. Both of these dishes were by far the best and we had wished they had come out at the beginning since they seemed to have opened our hunger palette for more food. The don was made uniquely and held a lot of flavour. The broth with the noodles we didn’t waste and used the rice in the don to lap it all up. All in all, everything was very good and tasty. When we got the bill, it was accompanied by a small flower vase with a flower and 3 skewers. We didn’t think anything of it until we realized that the skewers had a grape on each end and the grapes were frozen. Biting into them was like biting into some frozen sorbet. A nice ending to a delicious meal.

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Indian Fusion2045 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Tasty Food At A Great Price
Submitted Friday, January 9, 2009 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

A friend had recommended Indian Fusion restaurant and since my co-workers liked to try new places to eat on the North Shore, we had our first dining experience here for lunch. On arrival, the place was nicely decorated; however, there was a very intense incense smell that was quite overwhelming, but didn’t ruin lunch for us. We started off with a vegetable pakora which had nice bite-sized pieces of vegetables mixed in with the batter and fried just right. Not too oily and served with tamarind and a cilantro chutney. This was accompanied also with some Kingfisher beers that held memories of India to my fellow co-worker. We all ordered the Meat-lunch special and were pleasantly surprised when our friendly server came out bearing platters. We had butter chicken, eggplant bharta, rice, naan, a small salad and raita (yogurt). It was quite a bit of food, everything was very, very tasty and hot (temperature). The butter chicken was the best as it had nice pieces of chicken breast swimming in the right amount of sauce. There was definitely nothing to complain about with the food and the prices. I even ended up with leftovers to take home. Our conclusion usually when trying a new place is whether or not it would be worth another visit. Unanimously it was “YES”.

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