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grnbastardSouth VanSince October 21, 200617 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 17 of 17 Reviews Found
Pear Tree, The4120 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Yes, it really is this good!
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 12:16pm [Dine in]

Wow!! I was very pleasantly surprised that our dining experience here on VD would turn out so well. Normally I would expect lack of service and poor food quality on probably the busiest day of the year, but I think this was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. The room was just the perfect size and it was very comfortable. Service was just right! The lobster cappuccino was to die for and the Beef Tenderloin with Stilton Polenta was delicious. I almost wanted to lick the plate a the end. Dessert was outstanding - we shared the poached pears w/vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce, creme brulee and chocolate ganache. The creme brulee is definitely the best in town.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill4075 Main Street, Vancouver
Finally in the Hood!
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 11:03am [Dine in]

There's finally a decent quality Japanese joint in the neighborhood next to Shiro's! This place rocks from the food, the service - right down to the ambiance. It's a lot bigger than the one on 4th Ave. and the menu is slightly different. The diffent types of chicken, Moto Machi and P-Toro skewers are absolutely delicious. Worth every penny!

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Sushi Town2773 Barnet Hwy, #28, Coquitlam
Disgusting!
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 10:55am [Dine in]

This place is a disgrace to mankind. Everything about this restaurant is just WRONG. The ambience can be described as loud, cramped and filled with cheapo folks looking for the "$34.50" deal. Talk about sickly huge portions, poor quality food with servers who can't understand English. I asked the waitress if they served "wild" salmon sashimi, she couldn't even comprehend. Her response was, "All salmon sashimi is raw". I'd like to give a big thanks to the sushi connoisseur for the 101 lesson. I chipped my tooth biting into the still frozen piece of tuna sashimi served and almost drown in the house salad as the lettuce was poorly drained and drenched in dressing. Luckily, I could wash it all down the water they used in the ebi sunomono...a word of advice to the chef, I believe the recipe calls for rice vinegar, not water. This place stands for all the environmental problems we have today - overfishing, landfill sites filled with plastic bags and styrofoam containers, ozone depletion etc. etc. I say, "Be A Man" and shut this joint down.

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Vij's1480 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Snobby, Stuck up server
Submitted Sunday, July 20, 2008 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

Went to Vij's last week for the first time to see what the hype was all about. Having been born and raised in South Vancouver around the Main/Fraser area eating real authentic Indian food all these years, Vij's was as far from Indian as PF Chang's is from Chinese. I've got to say that the one dish which stood out was the lamb popsicles. They were delcious.

Now, as for the SERVICE...it was decent in the beginning. The woman who took our order was lovely, as was the gentleman who kept coming around refilling our wine glasses. UNFORTUNATELY, the one girl who RUINED our whole dining experience with her SNOTTY, STUCK UP attitude was at the very end of our dinner, who was clearing out plates. She asked us if we wanted to 'pack up' anything we didn't finish, we declined (since the yam curry was absolutely DISGUSTING!) I then asked her if we could order another one of the lamb popsicles and pack it up to go, as my husband (who couldn't make it for dinner that evening) would love to try it. She then gave me a dirty look, rudely told me that they don't 'cater' to 'take out' treating me like a second class citizen. I thought this was very odd, as a second ago, she asked if we wanted anything else to be 'packed up'. I could've just ordered another one from the kitchen, have it brought to me at the table, then asked her to 'pack it up'...there would've been no difference! I didn't make a big stink about it at the restaurant in front of my out-of-town guests, but I was livid. This has never happened to me in all of my 30 years of dining experience!! I will definitely be taking this up with Vic himself.

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Cafe Crepe1032 Robson St, Vancouver
Don't order the Savory Crepes!
Submitted Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

Today was the second time I set food in this establishment and I recall the first time being lousy - especially the SERVICE! Had to come here because my buddy wanted to try a crepe and all I have to say is that the chicken, mayo, swiss cheese crepe sucks! I get the feeling this place has a high turnover rate for staff as it was our server's first day and he didn't know anything! Just like the first time, we had to wait a while for someone to at least acknowledge us at the door while waiting to be seated. The hostess had a nasty scowl on her face when she greeted us and asked for how many. It was all coming back to me now....why I will never set foot in this place again. I would consider the ambience ok since they serve alcohol and the place is dim with leather booths. Will never come here again.

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
Best 'all around' Pho joint in Van!
Submitted Wednesday, April 18, 2007 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

A 'pho' connosieur at heart, I can honestly say this place is the best of it's kind. The ambiance and service is stellar if you compare it with all other pho places in Van. This is probably the cleanest pho joint in the lower mainland. The owner is there 7-days a week making sure things are running smoothly and that you are getting good service. If you check out the empty wine bottles displayed (Mouton Rothchilds/Lafites), it's a good indicator that the owners have a tasteful palate.

The food is excellent all around. Some honorable mentions: Curry lamb stew (specialty item), bun bo hue, dry seafood noodles, stuffed chicken wings, crepes, minced pork patty rolls, spring rolls and any of the vermicelli 'Bun' bowls.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
Cheap cheap cheap....but you get what you pay for!
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

Went here for cheap $2 dim sum. Must say they have the tastiest Shiu Mai's in Vancouver! Don't expect decent service here. The dude who sets up the tables should do us all a favor and just have one of his friends kick the chair from underneath him cause he's the most miserable chap I've ever seen. He was literally throwing the cups and plates down...even chipped a bowl and I had to point it out and say to him in Cantonese, "Yo, buddy....what's up with that piece of sharp porcelain in my bowl? Take it easy with the china, life ain't so bad, it's just your job that sucks."

Oh, and don't order the potstickers. They are not fresh, been sitting out for awhile, hard and cold. We couldn't finish it so we had it packed up to go, visited my 4 yr.-old niece and plays 'Jacks' with it.

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Bon Cafe4909 Main Street, Vancouver
Excellent all around...
Submitted Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 10:03am [Dine in]

This place is a hidden gem. The owners provide excellent friendly and personalized service, very rare for a Vietnamese Pho joint. Their bubble teas are very popular and awesome, Vietnamese sandwiches are outstanding, just as good, if not better than down the block's Au Petit. The pho broth here is excellent: homemade and very savoury. It is packed with that true authentic 'homemade' taste - they use real hearty beef bones and is slow cooked for hours and their pho noodles are cooked very . This place is awesome all around.

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Aurora Bistro2420 Main, Vancouver
Not Welcomed Here...
Submitted Wednesday, November 1, 2006 - 9:18am [Dine in]

Do not come here if you have a party of 7 or more! Do not come here for drinks/dessert. They made every effort to make us feel uneasy and unwelcomed. It doesn't make a difference if you order wines from the Reserve list, they'll still treat you like a second-class citizen.

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
Service Sucks here!
Submitted Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 12:30am [Dine in]

I've dine at this establishment on many different occassions, but only for the food. The service is HORRIFIC here! From the rude hostess to the indifferent waiters, I'm sure the restaurant's success can only be attributed to the food. The pizza is pretty good and the tagliatelle with creamy meat sauce is delicious! It's too bad the service sucks, otherwise, this would definitely be one of the best restaurants on the Drive.

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Shanghai River Restaurant7831 Westminster Hwy., #110, Richmond
Best Xiu Long Baus in town
Submitted Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 12:21am [Dine in]

This place has the best xiu long baus in town, however, the portions are small. The service is poor, but don't expect much from a lot of the asian restaurants around town. I don't recall any other dishes 'standing out'. Everything else was just ok.

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Shalin Noodle House656 W Broadway, Vancouver
Fresh Delicious Noodles
Submitted Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 12:16am [Dine in]

The noodles here are fresh and delicious! I like the fried 'dragging noodles' with chicken, beef or pork. They are absolutely the best fried noodles in town. Even Rachel Ray featured this restaurant in one of her episodes of 'Tasty Travels'.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Don't bother with Richmond location...
Submitted Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 12:10am [Dine in]

SSW on Main St. has the best food & service. Don't bother going to the Richmond location. It's a different atmosphere and the service sucks. At the Main street location, the service is stellar and is consistent, regardless of your 'race'. You cannot find better dim sum/service here in Vancouver. The servers here at the Main street location are 'caucasian friendly' and don't discriminate. Management is way better at this location!

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Nat's New York Pizzeria2684 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Best Pizza in Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 12:05am [Dine in]

Nat & Franco definitely make the best pizza in town! I've been a loyal customer since I was in highschool and will continue to dine at the original kits location. My favorites: Pesto/Artichoke & Chorizo/Mushroom. They also make the best Greek Salad in the city! I've been to many fancy Italian pizza places (i.e. Marcello's) and they don't come close to Nat's pie. This is the closest thing to NYC pizza. I've also tried their Westend location, but I must say, Kits is still the best!

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My Hanh Vietnamese Restaurant646 Kingsway, Vancouver
Order #9 - Best Bun in town!
Submitted Friday, October 20, 2006 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

This place has the best spicy soup broth in town! Order the #9 or #10! It is your typical pho joint, so don't expect the ambience to be great. The food is excellent! My favorite is the spicy 'bun' soup and the pork balls.

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Long's Noodle House4853 Main Street, Vancouver
Sandy is the hardest working waitress...
Submitted Friday, October 20, 2006 - 11:53pm [Dine in]

This place serves the best 'wine chicken' in the lower mainland. Make sure you order the shanghai steamed pork dumplings and the pan fried dumplings. The co-owner/sole waitress named Sandy can really hustle! Her smile is so sweet and I'd return just to watch her work! One of the best Shanghai joints in town!

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
Satisfactory
Submitted Friday, October 20, 2006 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

We are frequent flyers of Marcello's and wanted to check out Lombardo's (haven't been there for over 10 yrs.) All in all, it was satisfactory. We shared a pizza and thought the crust was undercooked and doughy. Caesar Salad a bit bland, Tagliatelle with creamy meat sauce ( not enough sauce) way better at Marcello's. However, I must say the Spaghetti Pomodoro with Mussels was delicious!

Service was ok, Food satisfactory. if I had to choose between the Italian joints around that area (Federico's, Marcello's) I'd choose the latter. Don't think I'd return unless the other previously mentioned restaurants had a line up...

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