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hollychinkitsilanoSince October 16, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (1.9)
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  • Service2 (1.8)
  • Value2 (2)
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Tang's Noodle House2807 W Broadway, Vancouver
Surly and Slow
Submitted Friday, April 27, 2012 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

What an experience. After going to Kits library decided to give Tangs a go. Decent soup and standard fare in the past. How things have changed. Decor had a facelift so expectations were high. Must be doing well. That bubble burst quickly. Our waitress was rude and appeared to be paying more attention to the new customers arriving instead of us. Simple order - three soups and a couple of appetizers. Two or three tables were seated while we waited ... and waited ... and waited. After twenty five minutes and seeing the guests that arrived after us receiving their food I decided to cancel my order and walk out Walk up to the servery to cancel and suddenly `No No. Order here.`` Fine I thought. My wife and son are both hungry. Return to lukewarm spring rolls. Again - sit and wait .. and wait ... and wait. For three soups and some dumplings? Finally soups arrive. A different server, realizing our soup did not have a ladel to share brings one after we are already served. Spills another customer's soup on the menu trying to leave the ladel. Cleans it at the table instead of just taking away the dirty menu. On to soup. They have gone cold but escape is now impossible. Four small pieces of brisket in the soup. "Didn't they use to serve like ten or something?" says my wife. Duck was okay but son's won ton were mediocre. Nearly finished lacklustre soup spectacle when a cook sheepishly leaves the dumplings for us. Decent but plain red wine vinegar masquerading as sauce. Finally the bill arrives. Leave the card right away. Sit and wait .. and wait...and wait. Finally rude server shows up takes away bill and card. "ID card right?" No mention that they don't have a portable unit. Finally haul my butt up to the servery to pay. Tip? comes up on the screen. With relish choose the zero option - wish there was a negative choice. My surly Hong Kong native goes "Zero?"" Yes. you are a zero. Do I have to even give one star?

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Frog & Firkin1941 West Broadway Ave., Vancouver
Place must be designed by someone 5 feet high
Submitted Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

Went to the Frog and Firkin on the way home from work one night. Took the wife and boy and decided to give the place a try. Looks like it might be a good place on the outside - but don't judge a book by the cover. Limited menu of typical pub fare. How could they go wrong? They found a way.

Wife had the special - a monte cristo that had processed turkey and swiss - wound up to be more like cardboard between two pieces of old french toast. Boy had the fish and chips. Hard to screw up but they overcooked it and served with fries from a freezer. I tried the philly steak sandwich. Bread was at least two days old and toasted to a crispy rock hard texture. No swiss cheese and two slivers of pepper. A clump of shaved beef swimming in BBQ sauce. Tried to cut it and the whole thing slipped off the plate onto my pants. At least the Guiness was cold.

Good to get drunk cause that's the only way I'd go back. The booth was totally uncomfortable with no padding and couldn't even sit without my knees up to my chest. Overall I hope that therapy will help me overcome the stain on my memory as the pants were a write off.

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New Hong Kong Kitchen917 Davie Street, Vancouver
Is Hong Kong a dive too?
Submitted Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

Having never been to Hong Kong, maybe this place is typical of a 'new' greasy chopstick. Makes me wish that the food dropdown had a zero. Not really a value for the substandard fare that was offered. Greasy does not adequately describe the experience. Spring roll would have been passable had the restaurant kept the oil hot enough to actually cook them without them turning into dark brown greasy rags. Bring plenty of antacid.

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Solid standard on 4th Avenue
Submitted Friday, October 16, 2009 - 7:35am [Dine in]

This restaurant is always a family favorite in our house. It was a family restaurant back when it was hard to find a place to take everyone for a decent meal. The menu is predictable and nothing particularly special but it has a nice vibe and is always noisy and full of energy. Not a romantic tryst but a comfy sweater.
Haven't tried anything off the menu which was awful just a little sameo sameo. Highly recommend that you try the Fiesta Platter - often this is enough for the whole family with an extra order of quesadilla. Worth waiting in line and a great place to take the gang for a birthday. Great patio.

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Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co.1876 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Expected more
Submitted Friday, October 16, 2009 - 7:12am [Dine in]

I trust dinehere reviews to get a fair idea of whether a restaurant is worth a try. Hard to believe that the average for this little shop was over three stars. Nothing was absolutely awful but neither was anything stand up and cheer. Awful layout for service - setup is certainly for good weather days when they can spread the customers out onto the patio. The weird part was the ratio of service staff to customers yet still had to ask for basic things like water refills. Chicken on the pizza was hunks - not slices or chunks - but huge pieces which had to be torn apart to give every slice a piece.
Would we go back? Highly unlikely. Would we recommend it? For a try sure, you may have better luck. It is kid friendly but it is a nod to the granola crowd. My family just wants good food at a good price. Too bad this place had neither.

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