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got2hotVancouverSince October 17, 200646 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
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Displaying 1 - 20 of 46 Reviews Found
Joey1424 West Broadway, Vancouver
More Schlock for the Masses
Submitted Wednesday, November 26, 2008 - 3:25pm [Dine in]

Well, i guess this place helps prove that people are sheep. I have dined here 3 times, and will never again. Though I'm sure they don't care if they lose my business, because the masses will flock for the pretty girls and pretty room. SO what if the food is crap and service is crap. At one point, while waiting for a table, sitting at the bar, we had 4 people opposite us making 4 drinks, and completely ignoring us. We actually had to yell at them to get their attention for a drink.
The burgers were dry and bland, Pasta tasted like it came out of a freezer package.
I understand most people will forgive anything because its a beautiful girl, but Im not one of them. This place removes substance in favour of shallow image. Image is everything here. food tastes like crap, and service is below indifferent.
I wont return, and Im sure they dont care.

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Jeremiah's Neighbourhood Pub3681 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Perfectly Average
Submitted Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 2:04pm [Dine in]

It really is a neighborhood pub. It's hard to really say anything positive or negative about this place. The service is ok, indifferent, but not bad. The burgers don't taste bad, but are unrememberable, and don't really cause a desire to eat more.
When we were here, the music was way too quiet, and it felt like a cafeteria in an old folks home. But by looking around, they may be catering to their target market. I think we were the youngest customers in there by 30 or so years.
I like the feel, and layout of the room itself, but there really is nothing else to really like here.

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Red Door Pan Asian Grill2996 Granville St, Vancouver
I Know Why the Bad Reviews!!
Submitted Friday, March 28, 2008 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

It is BAD!! That's pretty obvious. The quality of food here is totally mediocre, and they don't make up for it anywhere.
This place is more suited for a mall food court, than a free standing restaurant. The prices would be fine if the food was any good, but it isn't-so it's really overpriced.
I would equate the food here to Ho Ho's. The only difference is Ho Ho's gives massive portions for a fraction of the price.
Fine, charge for quality, but then give it damn it.
I've sadly dined here 3 times now, as it's less than a block from where I currently live. It was 3 times too many.
Food was mediocre every time. Crunchy rice sucks!! Bland watery food sucks!
This is a pathetic attempt at mainstreaming asian food.

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Tatlows Broiler Bar2741 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Nice room, good Food
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2007 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

Well, overall, this place is very average. Their are elements that stand out as better than others, and others, such as poor service, that is below par.
The food is very good, not mind blowing, but good. I think it could be better if they didn't try to do so much. Menu is ridiculously huge, and I'm guessing some items dont get made very often. There were definitely some freshness issues when we ate here.
It's a wonderful room, very warm and inviting.
If they paired down the menu, to the hits, and improved service, it might be worth a revisit.

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Octopus Garden1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Creative Sushi
Submitted Friday, December 28, 2007 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

The previous reviewer obviously lacks taste. This is sushi for people who like to try new things. I also had the lobster roll, and it melted in my mouth, and was absolutely spectacular.
It can be slightly pricier than other sushi places, but you are paying for quality. I guess some people would rather get cheap over great. This is definitely worth it.
The service is excellent, and yes it can get a little slow when busy, but no worse than any other sushi place.
If you are ok with spending a few extra bucks to get way better food, than this place is worth a visit, or two, or more.
If it's all about cheap, than go somewhere else.

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Indica1795 Pendrell St., Vancouver
Very Good Food, Reasonable Prices
Submitted Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

I don't know what the previous reviewer experienced, but I've dined here several times, and the food has been consistently very good. I admit I would love a larger selection on the menu, but I imagine it must be a very small kitchen, so I will let them off there. Though maybe a frequent menu change, with new items, would make up for the small menu.
The pricing for the food quality is very reasonable. Yes, I've had cheaper, and I've had better, but not both.
The service is their one challenge. The girls tend to get flustered when theres more than 2 tables. So hopefully they can fix that. The ambiance is very nice, love the decor of the room, very cozy and warm.
Definitely worth the visit, but try to go when it is slower.

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1629 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Just OK
Submitted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

Well, I've had friends talk about Memphis for years. So on Saturday lunch we happen to be on Lonsdale and noticed this location, and finally we decided to give it a try.
There was nothing bad about it. But there was no WOW factor at all. It was all just OK. We shared a pulled pork sandwich, and smoked sausage. First off, I did not taste any smoke at all. Isnt that the point of a smoke house??
Second while it wasn't expensive, you did not get much for your money.
I will try it again, probably for dinner to try the ribs, give it another shot. But first visit for lunch did not inspire me.

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Lift Bar Grill View333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
Tourist Trap
Submitted Sunday, July 15, 2007 - 11:20am [Dine in]

Ok, its a great view & location, but not a very good restaurant. Service is barely adequate. No attempt to interact with us, they take our order, bring us our drinks, food & bill and that's it. Feel like we're being moved through the assembly line here.Drink, Food, Bill...NEXT!
I find it funny that a previous reviewer got raw salmon, as mine was cooked WELL DONE! We're in Vancouver! If anything they should be able to cook a salmon.
On top of all this, it is very expensive, for the two of us our bill was ovef $140 for a mediocre meal with indifferent service.
Obviously they're not concerned with repeat business, they just want to bang through the one time tourist and go again. I will not be returning.

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Browns Socialhouse1764 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Started Good, Then Fell Into it's Own Formula
Submitted Monday, May 28, 2007 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

We went to this, the first, Browns when it first opened. My biggest problem with Browns is it is a Cactus Club clone. I know one of it's owners was one of the founders of Cactus Club, but shouldn't he at least try to make his new concept stand out a little.
Some of the items on their menu are clearly stolen straight from the CC archives. One thing they had initially that was excellent was their cranberry turkey sandwich-it was an amazing sandwich when they first opened. But they kept changing it. The bread became bland and chewy, they took the peppers & spinach out and put tomatoes and lettuce in, they changed the dressing.
It became very bland, flavourless, unoriginal and plain.
Their other item of note was the Teriyaki Rice bowl, exactly like they do it at CC.
Service, standard CC service, nothing special.
I'd say if you are a fan of CC you will like Browns just as much, but for anyone who like quality food with good flavour, give this a miss.

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Hurricane Grill, The999 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
There's a Lot Better!!
Submitted Thursday, May 24, 2007 - 7:22pm [Dine in]

Ok, I'll give it that this is a great place to watch the hockey games, but not to eat. Great drinking place. But the food is obviously of a very poor quality.
I have had steak here, and it is tough and grisly...don't tell me it's Alberta's best, it certainly is not, and I should know as I'm from Alberta...actually I'm not from Alberta, and I don't see how being from Alberta necessarily makes them an expert.
I've also had the nachos here, with virtually no cheese or toppings. Please, this is not the best in North Van. It's not the worst either, but the food is pretty bad, and its better to go to drink and watch sports, and thats about it.

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Ocean 6 Seventeen617 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
Great View, and Definite Potential
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2007 - 10:22am [Dine in]

This is a wonderful spot for a little bistro. Stop in here when out for a walk along the waterfront.
Evertything about the restaurant itself is competent. The fish and chips were good, but not great. The service is standard.
There is nothing to complain about here, so if you're in the area on a nice sunny day, i definitely recommend it.

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Dockside Restaurant1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Very Disappointing
Submitted Friday, May 18, 2007 - 10:13am [Dine in]

I've been here a few times simply due to location. I'm confident that we will not return again. The service is ok. The ambiance is decent on the patio, but the food is really quite poor. I would categorize the food quality as low end bar.
On my last visit, my salmon was cooked beyond well done, you'd think in this city people would know how to cook salmon properly.
The lettuce on the caesar salad was brown and wilty, strange considering how busy they are, the food should at least be fresh.

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Knight and Day Restaurant3684 Lougheed Hwy, Vancouver
How Does it Survive?
Submitted Saturday, April 28, 2007 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

I have been forced to meet here several times for business meetings. Generally during either breakfast or lunch hours. I can tell the place is filled with people doing the exact same thing.
And regrettably out of habit more so than anything else, we often order something to eat-always a mistake. This place serves quite possibly the worst food you will find in Vancouver. Pancakes are so thick and heavy, its horrible. Burgers are obviosuly using the cheapest and probably oldest ingredients around. Fresh is not a concept these people have ever heard of.
Their waffles must be premade frozen, they taste just like eggos.
Service is virtually non-existent. But again they are probably so used to people just using the space as an office, they've gotten use to just ignoring everyone.
I know I will find myself here many more times for meetings, more to do with a)location, and b) they let us sit there for hours and have our meetings. But I must refrain from ordering anything.

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
Big Menu, but nothing Special
Submitted Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 12:01pm [Dine in]

We went here for a business lunch, and they were quite busy, but being across from the courthouse, I guess that makes sense. The down side, they were busy, and clearly not enough staff. I'm pretty sure our waiter was serving half the restaurant on her own-service was poor and unattentive, but you can't really blame her, because she was clearly serving way too many people.
The food is pretty much Milestone's in quality, nothing special or spectacular, but not bad either. I had the lamb burger, which was ok, not too gamey, but really quite boring.
It took almost half an hour from when we ordered our food to getting it. Which left us less than 10 minutes to enjoy our meals before we had to get back to work.
So, hopefully they were understaffed that day, perhaps some people called in sick, or they did not expect to be that busy. I may give it another try, its conveniently located to the office, but again, there are so many restaurants in that area, its easy to just go somewhere else.

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Ho Ho Kitchen1224 Davie Street, Vancouver
Has There Been a Change in Owners?
Submitted Friday, March 30, 2007 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

Something has changed at Ho Ho's. The portion sizes have suddenly shrunk. There are half the items to choose from. The service has gotten slower and less effective. I dont know why the sudden change, but it deffinitely is not for the better. I swear I was there one day and it was the good old Ho Ho's, the next visit it was completely different. It couldn't have been more than a couple of weeks between visits...I dont think.
I used to be able to get 3 meals out of a Ho Ho's visit. This time I barely had any left overs from 1 meal.
Perhaps they weren't making any money before, but it's strange that they operated that way for several years. The quality of food never was that great, and it still isnt, but the cheap prices and huge portions and speedy service were it's saving grace. Without that, well, there are lots of other crappy chinese restaurants out there.

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Tantra Lounge & Grill123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Poor Lunch at Great Location
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 10:51am [Dine in]

We started off a day visiting the old neighborhood with a visit at Tantra. Its a great location at the tip of Lonsdale Quay, with a great water view of Vancouver. Regrettably that is about the only thing they have going for them.
The food looks and tastes like premade re-heat and serve garbage. The burgers were horribly dry and flavourless. Couldnt even taste the cheese on the burger. The fries I tthink were cooked earlier and sat for ages. They were hard and chewy.
Service was indifferent, even though there was only 1 other table of 2 at the time-it was slow and hard to get their attention. No quality check. And we had to get up to settle the bill at the end.

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Andreas Restaurant153 16th Street West, North Vancouver
Sometimes Good, Sometimes Terrible.
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 10:40am [Dine in]

Over many years we have dined at Andreas, and a few times we've made the mistake of ordering something other than pizza-DONT! They make an excellent pizza, quite delicious actually, and if pizza was all they did I would give them a higher food rating. Their pastas are disgusting, steaks are horrid, desserts premade, dry, and inedible.
The service is attrocious. They seem to be unskilled waiters handling very large sections. Its next to impossible to get a second drink there-they're losing money on that problem. They make mistakes on your order all the time-and try asking a question about the wine and they will look at you like a dear caught in the headlights.
The room is dirty, filled with tacky plastic plants, that are very dusty. It smells old and musty.

Simple recommendation, order pizza and nothing else from this restaurant, and you will be fine. Try anything else and you're in for an adventure, and most likely not a good one.

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Mistral French Bistro2585 West Broadway, Vancouver
Keeps Getting Better
Submitted Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 11:45am [Dine in]

We've been to Mistral a few times now, and it is always exceptional. Our last visit was absolutely spectacular. It was on a nice quiet week night. Only one other table in the restaurant, which is great, as the owner, I think her name is Mina, but dont quote me on that I suck with names, spent a lot of personal time and attention with us.
We let her choose our wine now, as she clearly knows her wine and what will go best with every dish.
I dont know what other people are complaining about with the lamb. It tastes like lamb, the perfect amount of gaminess. Maybe these are people who dont really like lamb, and they get it anyways. I loved the lamb, and I love lamb all around. Anyone knows a lamb sausage is going to be gamie.
The onion soup is spectacular, it is right on the edge of that delicious burnt onion flavour-a hard trick to pull off. Any more and it would just taste burnt, any less and it would not have the depth.
This is the perfect french restaurant-cozy, intimate, relaxed, comfy. The owner is super friendly and nice, and personable.

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Rare1355 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Scintilating Food
Submitted Friday, March 9, 2007 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

We have dined at this Rare establishment a few times now, and always spectacular food and service. The service staff is well trained and attentive, from a warm greeting at the door, to food and wine suggestions. Our drinks were never empty, and a waiter was always there when we needed him.
Recently we had the tasting menu, everything was absolutely spectacular, but real standouts were the pickled mussles, nice and tender...and surprising in flavour, and the black bass with a green tomato broth, very nice.
We will definitely be returning here in the near future.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Very Good for All You Can Eat
Submitted Monday, March 5, 2007 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

I dont know what one can expect with all you can eat anything. Just by the nature of being all you can eat is an indicator that they are not going to give you the best ingredients, and they're not going to try and rush the food to you.
That being said tanpopo is very good for what it is. The quality is average, maybe even slightly above average. The service is good, and attentive. Yes, the food can be slow coming at time, but I think thats not the service, its the owners trying not to lose their shirts. I notice you get your first hit of food very fast, then it slows down. Giving your stomach time to feel full so they dont give out too much food.
I see lots of people order way more food than they eat, all that wastage costs money-and I was brought up to eat everything on your plate...so I often find myself over stuffed here because we end up with more than we really should, so I cant waste it.
For the all you can eat experience I highly recommend Tanpopo, its excellent Cheap sushi. Its not high end, or fancy, you have to PAY for that!

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