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henryfaberCambie and Broadway, VancouverSince August 21, 20052 Reviews
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  • Food4.5 (4.5)
  • Service5 (5)
  • Ambiance4.5 (4.5)

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Cactus Club Cafe575 West Broadway, Vancouver
Has become an extension of our home.
Submitted Thursday, September 1, 2005 - 2:45pm [Dine in]

Visited this location as after remodeling around 2000; it become a favorite. When I moved back into the neighborhood, it established itself as our neighborhood joint.
Great for cozy dinners or groups, the decor is low-key with whimsical touches. Palatial washrooms must be visited!
Exceptional serving staff, expertly trained and very friendly to regulars.
Cocktail list is extensive, portions generous. Daily drink specials are worth coming in for.
Consistent meals are the very definition of comfort food. Burgers are meaty and juicy. Meal-sized salads have exotic touches. Ribs are filling with great sides. Rare ahi tuna is superbly finished.
Different: Dim-sum sized spicy chicken. West Coast pockets of seasoned rice and smoked salmon. The jambalaya, taking exception to purists, is satisfying.
Tempting desserts: Individually baked apple and refreshing key-lime pies. Decadent chocolate mousse with passion fruit is a must try.
Good value. Prices are tweaked occasionally, which can drain your wallet unexpectedly, but always worth it.
A great place for some pampering, a great meal and to truly relax. http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryfaber/sets/865325/

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Ebisu on Broadway601 West Broadway, #12, Vancouver
A wonderful dining experience.
Submitted Saturday, August 20, 2005 - 9:36pm [Dine in]

My dinner date and I tried out Kamakura after its transformation from all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant, Kamei Royale.

We were struck with the dark, modern decor - the sort of atmosphere I'd associate with Guu or similar upscale restaurants. Seating is comfortable, whether you’re in a private booth in the back or next to the picture windows overlooking downtown.
After a memorable meal at a modest price (appetizers, sushi, robata and a bamboo carafe of sake under $60), we were enamored enough to dine again the following week.

The menu includes traditional rolls, nigiri, and sashimi (try the Delicious Roll); exceptional robata seafood and meat dishes and monthly chef's creations demand to be tried. Recently, we enjoyed a giant prawn served with a mixed mushroom motoyaki sauce and tender, tasty Maguro Zuke tuna sashimi.

I’m hooked on Buta Pon (pork cuts covered in a house prepared ponzu sauce)!

Other standouts include garlic pepper tuna tataki, a fun presentation of tempura sticks and dipping sauce and tuna sake with house special sauce.

The staff have a perfect understanding of the pace of your meal, whether you're in a hurry or savoring your meal slowly. The staff and management knew our names by the third visit. We've frequented other Vancouver restaurants for well over a year before being noticed. This attention makes coming back to a restaurant you enjoy all the more satisfying.

The Cambie and Broadway area is awash in a sea of same-y sushi restaurants, best suited for lunch or casual dining. Kamakura is something special, offering you a chance to get your traditional Japanese dish fix as well as indulge in some fantastic fusion flavors. Highly recommended whether you live/work in the area or have to venture a little further to get there.
Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/henryfaber/sets/790582/

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