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hoisinVancouverSince March 31, 200811 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Gelarmony1094 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best gelato in town!
Submitted Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:31pm [Dine in]

Mondo is definitely the best gelato/ice cream place in town. Some places only allow you two flavours for a small ice cream but Mondo gives you two. Their ferrero rocher flavour is awesome and I especially love their fruit flavours, especially in the summertime. There's usually a line-up but it's definitely worth the wait. Yum!

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YEW Restaurant + Bar791 West Georgia, Vancouver
Impressed
Submitted Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 1:06pm [Dine in]

Tried YEW restaurant on a Sunday night. Apparently on Sundays and Mondays they have a 3-course set menu for $35 - a good deal! I didn't have the set menu but two of my dinner companions did. The appetizers were very generous in size and could've been a main course. Another companion had the scallop ceviche which was again a very generous portion and tasty. The entrees were fish, paella and risotta and everyone was pleased with their choices. I was surprised by how generous the portions are. And they all came out nice and hot. Dessert was good and we even got bonus frozen chocolate truffles and almonds. Service was good and the new decore is comfortable and nice. Music was a tad loud but other than that, had a lovely evening out. Would recommend, especially the set course menu.

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Motomachi Shokudo740 Denman Street, Vancouver
Not bad
Submitted Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 1:02pm [Dine in]

Tried Motomachi Shokudo for the first time. A bit pricey but the gyozas and noodles were tasty. Gyozas were big and juicy and the noodles had a lot of substance to them. The soup broth was good and made with organic chicken stock. I think I prefer Kintaro though but I would go back again. Really small place but the waitresses were friendly and there were a lot of Japanese clients that ate there so that's always a good sign.

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Hakata Sushi887 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Crappy Japanese food
Submitted Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 10:59pm [Dine in]

I asked my mom to swing by Ichibankan express for some take-out Japanese but she missed it and took out a few simple things from Hakata instead. Ordered the seaweed salad which was small and bland. The inari sushi was dry and tasteless. The futomaki had very little crab meat and had red peppers. I've never had futomaki with red peppers before. The rice in the sushi wasn't even Japanese rice and everything was room temperature. Yuck! Hakata is the worst Japanese food I've ever had!

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Argo Cafe1836 Ontario Street, Vancouver
Great hole in the wall
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:26pm [Dine in]

I work in the area and some co-workers recommended Argo. If I were to just walk past it, I would never go in, but boy am I glad I did. Their regular menu is good - delicious fries and stir-frys but I especially like their specials of the day. I heard that one of the chefs (the husband who owns the place?) actually works at Season's in the Park most of the week and works at Argo on his days off. So sometimes the specials are fancy, like rack of lamb or seared ahi tuna. For $8, $9, how can you go wrong? Your meal also always comes with a soup - your choice of a clear Chinese soup or a Western one. I've never tried it myself but I've heard that their brownies are great (they seem to be always sold out so that's a good sign).

They're only open for breakfast and lunch. I've been back many times - what a great find!

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La Grotta Del Formaggio1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best paninis anywhere!
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

An Italian guy recommended the sandwiches to me and boy was he right in saying they were tasty! So you get your choice of a roll or focaccia, choice of meat and cheese, and then you can add whatever toppings you want: eggplant, mushrooms, grilled peppers, then they top it off with olive oil and vinegar, press it, and presto! You have the best sandwich you'll ever taste! As other people have said, there's no seating area so get it to go. Mmmm.... just thinking about it makes my mouth water.

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Posh1788 W Broadway, #101, Vancouver
Good lunch deal
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

I've been to Posh twice for lunch and once for dinner. The menu's the same for both. What a great lunch deal for under $10!

They give you beef and pork and a wide assortment of veggies, including shiitake mushrooms, various tofu, yam, taro, vermicelli, udon, greens, and lots of other stuff. The sauce was tasty and was a good experience. We went once with a vegetarian and he loved it! The only thing is sometimes they run out of stuff but don't tell you even though you've checked it off on the order sheet.

If you're looking for a different experience and want a good lunch deal, I'd recommend Posh.

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FigMint Restaurant & Lounge500 West 12th Ave, Vancouver
Good lunch place
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 3:58pm [Dine in]

Been to FigMint now a few times for lunch and found it to be decent. I've had the mixed greens with goat cheese and figs. They give you lots of goat cheese and figs and is quite tasty. I've also had their ceamed onion soup and quich which was quite tasty. The only problem I have is that in their lounge they have an express menu with panins, soup and salad but won't serve you that if you're in thier main dining room.

Service is pleasant and the ambiance is great. Nice, bright, open room.

They have a decent looking brunch menu and I think I'll try that next.

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Alleluia Cafe8131 Westminster Hwy., #188, Richmond
One of my favouriates!
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 3:55pm [Dine in]

Me and Mr. H have been going to Alleluia regularly for a few years now. We've been to many HK style cafes, such as i-Cafe, Honolulu, Gloucester, Curry King, and Alleluia hands down is our favourite! We find the food to be consistent - pretty much any dish we order is pretty tasty. One of my favourites is their baked pork chop on rice - yum! And they don't charge extra for their cold drinks which a lot of places do. Good thing is that you can also make reservations during the week. After your meal, you can pop next door to the Golden Apple bakery which has some good treats too!

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Shin Ju1401 West Broadway, #101, Vancouver
No big deal
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 3:51pm [Dine in]

After reading some reviews for Shin Ju, thought I'd try out the lunch AYCE. Found it to be no different than any other Japanese AYCE for lunch. Very standard salmon & tuna sashimi, teriyakis, rolls... nothing special. I'd try others before coming back.

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Sushi King House8176 Granville Street, Vancouver
I'd return to Sushi King
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

I've been a fan of Samurai Sushi but lately their rolls have been tasting the same. Heard some good things and read some good reviews about Sushi King so me and my hubby thought we'd give it a try. We ordered some of our staples: california roll, futomaki, and scallop roll. We also ordered seaweed salad and a vegetable ramen. Their rolls were pretty solid and the futomaki was actually bigger than Samurai's! Bigger because it had more stuff in it, and not so much rice. The salad was good and the ramen broth was actually pretty tasty. I would definitely order from Sushi King again.

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