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homercdnvancouver eastSince June 6, 200917 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (2.8)
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Displaying 1 - 17 of 17 Reviews Found
Beans Coffee and Tea House3365 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great little place for light lunch & coffee
Submitted Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

Came in for a quick lunch as I heard about this place from friends. Mocha latte to die for- better than SBs. Great homemade sandwiches. Small local coffee-well -their great coffee, food make up for it's smaller size. Ordered an egg salad sandwich~ awesome! Best I've had todate.
I'd recommend this place....

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Go Fish1504 West 1st Ave., Vancouver
Best Fish & Chips and Tacones in Town
Submitted Thursday, April 15, 2010 - 1:21pm [Dine in]

My better half and I strolled over to Granville Island today. Weather was fantastic - almost summer-like - so we took advantage of the reviews we heard about this place.
We strolled over to this shack after parking by the Keg at Granville Island.
It's only a 5 minute walk to this fish shack. We got their early - about 1130 - before the lunch crowd and placed our order with a very nice gal.
We ordered a 2 piece halibut and chips and a couple of tacones - one salmon and one oyster. We were lucky to find a table to sit at and enjoy the sun rays coming down. We had to wait for our order - about 15 minutes - as they had many telephone call-in orders placed before we had arrived. I guess many workers in the neighborhood order from them - a good sign.
Well, our lunch was wellworth the wait. The halibut and chips was 'two thumbs up'!~ we actually got 3 nice size pieces. We overheard the gal telling another customer that they are cut to size by weight and if one piece happens to be under weight, you just get another piece to make it up - BONUS!
The tacones were fantastic! - The salmon was perfect and its seasoning and condiments in the tacones were right on! The oyster tacone was just as good! No complaints from us.

Also, it's nice to know that they dont serve any 'farmed fish crap' ~ only fresh fish from the local fisherman! :)

We'll be back!
Highly recommended and highly recommended to get their early OR order in advance before you head down.

Good going guys.

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
Overall - good but a tad pricey
Submitted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 4:38pm [Dine in]

Busy place during the lunch hour. We arrived at about 130- most were just finishing up. We got our table for 2 upon entering.
Ordered our regular fare of sushi:
pepper tuna (awesome!), unagi, yam roll and BC roll.
All were great. Service was good - water and tea topped up without asking.
Food arrived promptly and fresh.
I would recommend this place if you want good sushi and not just a fast food sushi.

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Cafe Gloucester3338 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great menu, reasonably priced.
Submitted Monday, March 29, 2010 - 4:46pm [Dine in]

A friend and I visted this place for lunch.
I've been here before with family and the food is always good.
A great selection of HK style foods reasonably priced.
Anyways, we lunched early and the food was good, as usual.
By lunch time, the place was packed.
I would recommend this place to anyone wanting good food and service for a reasonable price.
btw, the bathrooms seem to be much cleaner than the majority of similar restaurants around town. We were there early and so the washrooms were already cleaned and fresh - even with scent candles burning in the restrooms.
(although, I found it weird as to why they put ice cubes in the men's urinals...)

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Notte's Bon Ton Pastry & Confectionery3150 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good diplomat cakes
Submitted Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 5:39pm [Dine in]

Took the kids over to Bon Tons and picked up a Diplomat cake with the powdered sugar and cherry topping (kids pick) and a couple dozen cookies. I've had the diplomat cake before and it's a nice wafer layered cake, not too sweet~ just right! The kids enjoyed it for their first time. They also noted it was not as sweet as the typical store bought cakes.
The cookies we picked up were standard fare - 7.80/doz. They also have fancier sweets.
The huge and nicely designed Easter eggs were out and plenty to choose from.
The store decor is a bit antiquated but who really cares-
not there for the looks nor am I eating in- it's a pastry store front!
Overall, great choice of tasty diplomat cakes.

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Balilicious Modern Indonesian3488 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great satay.
Submitted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 3:28pm [Dine in]

This is a great little place to be for some great satay.YUM! They closed down during the Olympics (dont blame them!), but dined in the week following. Great food and service for the price and location. Cant beat it! Good all round place for good eats! Will be back soon.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
lunch for 2
Submitted Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 11:46am [Dine in]

I took my better half for lunch to celebrate.
We had made a reservation for this. Upon arrival, we were seated inside the restaurant at a window table with an excellent view of the park below and the city.

She ordered a nice mixed salad and the grilled calamari appetizer. I ordered the crab cakes to start and the srip loin and prawns. Fabulous lunch meal!

Our server was a shoe-in for his profession. The busboy was excellent in his assistance. We've dined here before with family on many occasions and it's always relaxing place to eat and to be served. Very friendly and very on the ball.

Prices reflect the value of the food that is served here.
A great place to take anyone - friend, family, your better half.

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Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips8620 Granville St, Vancouver
Better than the average
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

This place is a hole in the wall, literally, however the food is good. Seating for 1, maybe 2 inside but it does have a very small outdoor patio? seating area -ok for the couple or single person having a lunch break.
Ordered to go: their salmon and chips, clams and oysters. Salmon and chips was on the special coupon. Haven't had clams or the oysters in a while so that's what I had. For take out, all in all the takeout meal was decent (above avg.) but I still find the prices of the clam and oyster orders to be steep - pretty typical of fish n chip joints.
Still though, it's better than the places out in Steveston.

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Romano's Macaroni Grill3195 Douglas St, Victoria
ok place....
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

Took the family here while we were on a short holiday trip on the July 4th weekend. Met up with one of my nephews and his girlfriend.
The food was above average - although, I find they get a little crazy with the sauces they put on their pasta. Overall, it was a good dining experience with good service.
Prices are a tad high and so we'll look for another pasta experience in Victoria the next time we are there visiting.

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Mr. Ho Wonton house6731 Kingsway, Burnaby
A lesson learned
Submitted Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

8 of us (4 couples) went to to this place after bowling. My buddy was the one that decided on this place since it was nearby and looked to be a nice place to eat - we were hungry. I being the one who speaks the language ordered. We waited almost 15 minutes for someone to come around to take our order. Our server looked like she really didnt want to take our order. It wasn't busy so I'm not sure what the problem was. We ordered 10 dishes and they came one at a time. We asked for steamed rice too, to go with some of the dishes that we ordered. We finished the first dish and ended up waiting patiently for the other dishes to roll out. I asked the gal for the dishes to come out all at the same time. She replied in her mother tongue , "we'll get it as it comes out - the cooks need time to make good food." Holy crap! - I couldn't believe what I was hearing! I gave her a few choice mother tongue words.
As the dinner rolled on, we asked for some beers and a pitcher of water from our server. We got the beer and had to ask 2 more times for water. I had to ask the busser to get us a pitcher of water since our server ignored or forgot about it. The place wasn't busy.
Food was par but we would rather have had all the dishes sitting on the table so we could enjoy all the food at the same time - not one at a time.
Some of the dishes were a tad greasy (more than some other comparable chinese food restaurants) - on a scale of 10, it was a 6.
I did say the place wasn't busy, right?
If you're hungry a craving chinese food and dont mind one dish-at-a-time and grumpy service, go for it, Otherwise, find another place down the strip as you head towards Metrotown - plenty of other better spots.
Don't let their alloclade of review awards fool you.
btw, we're all professionals and all we wanted was a nice meal with some easy friendly service.

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Jade Fountain Restaurant3366 Douglas St., Victoria
Dim Sum for 5
Submitted Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

Based on the reviews, we took a chance and tried this place out. We frequent dim sum spots in Vancouver so wanted if the reviews were true.
We called a day earlier to make a reservation - they told us not needed for the time we wanted. BIG MISTAKE! We arrived 10 min late (1145am) and the place was already packed and people lined up the rampway. Rule #1: make the reservation regardless for this place.
We got seated in about 20 minutes - not bad.
However, we got crammed into a tight spot - 3 adults and 2 kids - it was ok.
for the dimsum - the service was fast - not complaints here. The food itself was decent - sui mai, hai gaui, mini dian tat (egg tarts). Also good was the beef balls and deep fried shrimp rolls. Steamed pork buns were also good.
Not so good - sticky rice - bland and dry meat filling along with the rice, chinese brocolli - large and imo, too old.
MSG was also present in their food - not too much but Im not a fan of MSG.
Price - no complaints $33 for 3 adults and 2 kids.
I haven't tried the other places in town so no comparison...yet.

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Floyd's Diner866 Yates Street, Victoria
family of 4
Submitted Saturday, July 4, 2009 - 5:30pm [Dine in]

We heard about this place thru our friends. On this short little business trip, we had the chance to check it out - a good choice!
Bottomless cups of coffee (IV would be better) and portions are very healthy. Their homemade hash is just that - home made and hearty!
We shared the full portion of the sausage hash - more than enough for 2. We arrived at 9am and were tabled right away. Timing was good as the rush started coming in at about 930 to 10.
I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for above solid service, food & value and atmosphere. The kids had a great time with colouring books and the Coy aquarium.

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White Spot1126 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
dont come here for the service
Submitted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

tonight we dined for 2 adults and 2 kinds.
about the meal: fine - burger & beer (cant go wrong here), clam chowder (should have been thick but this one was the consistency of water - my kids usually like this with crackers but they really disliked this chowder this time. I should have given them straws to drink from the bowl.
the fusilli with scallops and prawns - good.
pirate paks - no brainer.
service? with only a handful of tables you would think 2 servers could handle it, right? WRONG!
Had to pull teeth to get service! Asked for extra crackers for the kids - on 2 occasions - they never got them! ketchup? a must for kids - we had to walk up and ask ourselves for the bottle (from the other server) after our server said she would bring it by. Maybe she was having a blonde week!??
You would think the server (a blondie) could come by the table to check on us after the meals have been served, right? NOPE, nada, zip!
You know there's a problem, when you have to waive a 4X8 foot surrender flag just to get some attention.
And yes one other thing - since all the occupied tables were all in the same small section, you would think that if blondie was walking down the same isle with her customers, she could multi-task in it's simplest form, right? nope, she's one of those that has to serve one table at a time going back into the kitchen with one customer request, completing that before moving forward to the next customer....IF she remembered to get back to you.
SO remember - eats are good but NOT for the service.

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Vera's Burger Shack2922 Main Street, Vancouver
family of 4
Submitted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 10:21pm [Dine in]

took the wife and kids for a burger a couple of night's ago. We had heard the burgers were good so we went a tried it out. We sat in side on the corner long picnic table which was fine.
my wife loved the burger - she had the plain jane with regular works. she ordered mushrooms, but they had run out - go figure! 6pm and they're out of shrooms!?? (they need to work on their inventory, I guess.)
I had the pawer burger with regular toppings - it was good. Compared to a spot burger and the red onion, it was a good burger. Wasnt too greasy.
We shared some sweet potato fries - good. The kids had the chicken fingers - they liked them. We both a beer on tap (no brainer) & water (which turned out to be iced tea even though the signage said "water" (go figure)
Meal was fine for it's size and location. We'll be back.

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Panos Greek Taverna654 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Great greek food
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 10:29am [Dine in]

We've been dining here for many years. Eat-in or takeout - both great!
Great value and great service from a family run operation. Very friendly staff to serve you.
Our favorites: lamb dinner, mosaka and calamari.
Nice to be able to sit and hear yourself in a restaurant.
Parking can be difficult at times but better than d/t

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Flamingo Chinese Restaurant7510 Cambie Street, Vancouver
restaurant for the locals
Submitted Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 10:23am [Dine in]

This is a great dimsum and dinner spot. Been coming here with the family and my clients for years.
Food is very good and consistent. Service and staff are very good [for a chinese restaurant] and make every effort to service the diner. This place has been around for years and many of the locals in the neighbourhood frequent this diner. Can't go wrong dining here - for locals and visitors alike.
A note: The Fraser St. Location is no longer open. It's been closed down for sometime now and looks like another rstaurant is opening up there.

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Dairy Queen Grill & Chill5907 Fraser Street, Vancouver
New Brazier Concept
Submitted Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 9:52am [Dine in]

You order and they bring your meal to your table.
A new concept for DQ - it has a self-serve beverage bar (soft drinks)
Pricey for the portions you receive. I heard many complaints from customers when they receive their order - especially the ice cream and shakes, etc.
Stay away from their swiss mushroom burger (slop!) - the cook put on enough mayo into this burger for 3 burgers. I guess that how they do things to mask the terrible tasting patty. Maybe the location? - at one time in the past Dq had great burgers. It looks like they changed patty suppliers or are using a less expensive one.

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