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happy-eatersBCSince January 28, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Vanya5615 Harold St, Vancouver
Cheap and tasty..
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 2:54am [Dine in]

I've been here several times since discovering it a few months ago.. and it's been good every time.

The sushi selection is not very big, but quite fresh and tasty. The chopped scallop nigiri is great here, they use real japanese mayo unlike other restaurants. The salmon is wild, not farmed. The sushi is the perfect size, just the right amount of rice and fresh ingredients. I enjoy the fish combinations, at ~$9, it's quite a bargain. The BF really likes the sukiyaki beef, comes in a clay skillet with an egg you crack in yourself - you have to order rice separately, but it's a must. The udons are also tasty, and the tempura has a nice light batter.

Service is decent, a bit slow at times, but it is a small place with just 3 staff in the kitchen, and 1-2 in the front. The restaurant itself is small, with little decor. But that's not a problem as we come here for the food..

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Learn some manners..
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 2:40am [Dine in]

Took one of my close friends here for her birthday a few years ago, there were about 10 of us.

We had a few other places in mind, but we could not snag a reservation, so ended up coming here, the birthday girl wanted to try it out since the atmosphere seemed nice;I remember the place looking nice, dim lighting, music in the background.. but we could still hear each other chat.

From what I remember, the food was decent, although quite pricey. We were still feeling a bit hungry after the dinner.

What sticks out most of all was the service - it was terrible! Very inattentive, perhaps that was because it was a busy weekend night. However, the server did have time to come up to our table as we were leaving to accuse of not leaving enough money for his tip. We were certain he had miscounted, and asked him to count again. He told us to stay while he recalculated. After realizing his mistake, he gave a half hearted apology. We requested to speak with the manager, who was "busy". This experience left a bad taste in our mouths, and ruined the birthday girl's special day.

Because of that poor service, I will not go back, nor will I recommend this restaurant.

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Sanafir1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Would be a great place for drinks..
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 2:04am [Dine in]

Tried this place for DOV with 5 other girlfriends on a Saturday night.

The ambiance was different, in a good way. The downstairs was set up with tables and booths, and had an asian (Jet Li) movie shown on behind the bar. We ended up getting seated upstairs on one of the "beds".. loaded with pillows. Great place for drinks.. not exactly easy to be having dinner on it. It was crowded, but with the draperies, it sort of felt like we had the place to ourselves.

The food was OK. The portion sizes were a bit small, but was expected. Nothing really memorable,.. I agree with the other reviewer, the squid batter was soggy vs. crispy, but the flavour was there. The only thing I didn't like at all was the tuna tartar.. tasted like mushy soy sauce. However, the other 2 girls that ordered the sea trio enjoyed that dish the best. I enjoyed the chocolate tower (a different dessert is listed on the DOV website?).

The service was OK. We did have to wait quite a while for a table, even with the reservations. But the manager(?) seemed nice, and was trying to lighten the mood, cracking jokes. A server came by with a complimentary dish.. but our actual server didn't seem to know, and thought we had already ordered without her..

Overall, I think I'll come back for drinks (some girls ordered a martini - tasty!) but probably not for food, especially if we're seated on a bed again..

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New management
Metro Restaurant200 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Needs some work..
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 1:40am [Dine in]

Went for DOV with the family, there were 6 of us in total on a Monday night.

The ambiance was nice and relaxing - the chairs were actually quite comfortable! The restaurant appeared to be divided into different sections - dining, lounge, and an area near the open kitchen. It was on the quieter side.

The food was decent, but needs some work still. The calamari appetizer left a funny taste in everyone's mouth, while the winter tomato salad was tasty - I've never tried chayote raw before! The land trio entree was enjoyed by the people who ordered it. I was a bit disappointed in the sea samplings - my albacore tuna was over cooked, and the portion was half the size of the other person at our table who ordered it as well. The other 2 fish were over cooked as well. The desserts were simply presented but tasty. The amuse bouche were the surprises of the night, enjoyable.

The service was lacking. Our waiter was really not there the entire night. He spilled sauce from the appetizer plate on someone and failed to notice, even with the gasps from everyone at the table. We tried to catch his attention for more water, and coffee, but it took several attempts. Some servers explained what the orders, while others just dropped off the plates.

Overall, there was no "wow" factor for everyone,... may wait a while to try it again, on a non-DOV night.

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