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got2hotVancouverSince October 17, 200646 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)


Displaying 41 - 46 of 46 Reviews Found
Tomahawk Restaurant1550 Phillip Ave, North Vancouver
It's great for what it is!
Submitted Friday, October 27, 2006 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

You need to know what you're in for at the Tomahawk. The food is old school family diner. If you dont like that, dont eat here.
But every so often, a nice greasy breakfast is just what the soul needs. I generally eat very healthy, and mostly at nicer restaurants, but I grew up on Tomahawk, and I know what to expect.
If you want a great old fashion (80s style) family diner experience, this is perfect. They dont even have a liquor license.
It's kitschy, its old school, its great fun...dont expect some great culinary creations, or fancy service, its a diner. know it love it!

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Lovely Indian
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 12:33pm [Dine in]

We got to Vij's about twice a year, and it's always fabulous. We love the room the atmosphere, and all the food. I loved the prawn appetizer, amazingly sweet and spicy-I love prawns, but most Indian restaurants dont do a very good job of it, but Vij's knows how to cook prawns. We also had the lamb with porcini curry, so nice, cooked perfectly and delicious. The lamb was nice, sweet and, for lack of a better word, just the right amount of gaminess.
We always have a wonderful time ay Vij's, I'm not the biggest fan of the no reservations deal, but I guess being such a small room, it's what he needs to do to make it profitable for him.
I dont like waiting, and thats my only complaint. I love Indian food, and if it wasnt such a wait, I'd probably go more often. But again, he's always got a wait, so I guess he's not that concerned that he's lost visits from me.

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Il Giardino1382 Hornby St, Vancouver
Good, but not great
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 11:30am [Dine in]

We dined here last night. It's our third time at Il Giardino, and the food is very good, definitely above average for Italian food. I dont find the experience as amazing as everyone else here makes it sound. The service felt about the same as a Milestones or Earls. I felt like I was in a casual dining restaurant not a fine dining one.
The food is very good for what it is, but very pricey. The food at La Cucina in North Vancouver is equal in quality and flavour to here, but no where near as expensive.
I think they run more on reputation that allows them to charge more for the food and service than its really worth.
Honestly, I probably will return, it is a good restaurant, but I dont find it to be fine dining, its just a casual dining trattoria, and people who havent been there before should know what to expect.

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La Cucina1509 Marine Dr, North Vancouver
Wonderful Italian
Submitted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 3:21pm [Dine in]

Took my wife here for our anniversary dinner. It's a wonderful homey little Italian restaurant. The food is perfect Italian. It's exactly what I would expect. We started with the beef carpacio, my wife's first experience with anything raw was carpaccio on the night I proposed. We love carpaccio. We had the caesar salad-same as everywhere, which is fine, it's what we expect. My wife had the chicken supreme-cooked perfectly. I had pasta with prosciutto and peas in a cream sauce-delicious. And finished it off with an amazing tiramisu. There service was friendly, and considering there was only one other table of 2 in the restaurant, not too in your face.

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Taylor's Crossing Restaurant and Brewpub1035 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
How not to fix a restaurant?
Submitted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

I remember trying the Avalon, what is now Taylor's Crossing a few times over several years. It was ALWAYS terrible. It consistently had terrible food. We basically tried it once every year, only reason we gave it that much of a chance is because it was right next door to where we lived at the time.
So, when they closed down the Avalon and did a million dollar renovation and reopened as Taylor's Crossing, we thought we'd try it again. Well, the food was still absolutely terrible. When we tried it some of the corporate head office people were there. And they were proud how they kept the same chef from the Avalon.
Now, I dont claim to be smart, but you have a restaurant with a reputation for terrible food, you decide to change it, spend over a million dollars in renovations, and not only keep the same menu, but the same chef???? Are these people stupid?
Well, unless we hear of a change of hands, and a new chef and new menu, we will never return to this horrible restaurant again!

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
What are people thinking?
Submitted Tuesday, October 17, 2006 - 2:32pm [Dine in]

Why on earth do people line up for this place? The food is terrible, there are so many greek restaurants from average to great and this doesnt even make the average on the food side. The rumours of extra large portions and cheap prices are either grossly exagerated, or it used to be like that and the reputation still holds. So lack of quality, and not being any cheaper or larger portions than any other greek restaurant, I see no reason to go here.
The ambiance is like any other stereo typical old and dated greek restaurant, not very nice, but its kinda what you expect.
The service was average, they were clearly more concerned about getting the table back than service.

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