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hungryfordinnerVancouverSince September 1, 2007125 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.6)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 20 of 125 Reviews Found
Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Solid AYCE sushi
Submitted Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

Food:
Decent eats. The chopped scallop cone was pretty tasty. The tempura was hot and fresh. The spinach gomaae was delicious. The sashimi seemed fresh. My only complaint was that the rice was quite hard.

Service:
Outstanding service. Very polite servers. Tea was frequently refilled. Orders were taken promptly. Much better service than other AYCE Japanese restaurants I have been too.

Value:
I had a groupon, so it was 50% off. Normally, the lunch option with sashimi would have been $13.95. I think the value is still decent and will probably make a return visit.

Ambiance:
Clean. Big tables.

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Sushi Gallery3772 West 10 Avenue, Vancouver
New Favourite!
Submitted Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 9:08am [Dine in]

Food:
Carefully made sushi! I love their combos and the nigiri is really really awesome as well.

Service:
Extremely friendly service! The waitress always has a big smile on her face.

Value:
Excellent value - which is sometimes difficult to find in Kitsilano! Miso soup and tea are complimentary.

Ambiance:
Nothing fancy, but clean.

I can't wait to return!

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Suika1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
I think I went on an 'off' day...
Submitted Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

Food: I ordered the raw fish on rice. It had a really strange taste because of the mountain potato/yam - I suppose it really is an acquired taste. It was unlike anything I had tried at other places. However, I tried my dining companion's tonkatsu and that was delicious. They have unlimited complimentary salad which is really awesome.

Service: The waiter gave me someone else's order by accident (it was a negitoro don). The waiter was apologetic and quickly it with what I ordered. I had a sinking feeling that my dish had gone to another table because it appeared to have been eaten...it was really off putting and ruined my meal.

Value: Given the location, the pricing is quite decent. The portion is fair and there is complimentary salad!

Ambiance: The restaurant isn't very large so I can imagine it getting very busy during peak hours.

I think I went on an off day, so I'm willing to give it another try.

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Kyo Korean BBQ & Sushi House2993 Granville St, #2, Vancouver
Very Good
Submitted Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

Food: Everything seemed very fresh. The aburi sushi was particularly delicious! Great sashimi. The mango pudding was really really good.

Service: Attentive and quick service. Very good. Our orders were never cut, unlike many other AYCE restaurants.

Value: Not cheap, but comparable to other AYCE places.

Ambiance: Very clean and comfortable.

I'll definitely be back!

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Guu Garden888 Nelson St., M101, Vancouver
Solid
Submitted Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:33pm [Dine in]

Food:
Good eats! This Guu location definitely has better food than Guu Garlic and the Guu on Thurlow. Awesome tako wasabi. Stay away from the short ribs though, they're far too tough.

Service: Good but sparse service.

Value: On par with other Guus.

Ambiance: Much better than the other Guus. We got a seat next to the window that was by the small Japanese garden so that was particularly nice.

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La Amigo Restaurant8291 Alexandra Road, #160, Richmond
Expensive for Richmond Standards
Submitted Friday, November 2, 2012 - 7:45pm [Dine in]

Food:
Typical of other HK style restaurants in Richmond. My friend's dish arrived a lot earlier than mine.

Service:
Extremely slow. Food took a very long time to come out.

Value:
Quite a bit more expensive than other nearby Richmond restaurants.

Ambiance:
The ambiance was nice. This restaurant seems clean.

I probably would not return as there are many better choices in the vicinity.

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Henry's Kitchen904 West King Edward Ave., Vancouver
Not worth it
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

Food:
I ordered the smoke salmon linguine. It was a bit dry, but otherwise tasted good. I was really put off when I found a long curly hair in my food. But things like this happens, so I just picked it out. The quality of the ingredients seemed pretty good.

Service:
When a restaurant is charging high prices, I expect good service. This was not the case. The service was not professional. We went on a weekday and the restaurant closed at 9pm. At 8:45pm, the blinds were closed and the music was then turned off. Would you expect this from a 5 star restaurant? Hardly!

Value:
This place is confused. When you're providing mediocre service (a more home-style approach), why are you charging such high prices? $18 for linguine? I would rather go to Q4 for that price. I think they should either lower their prices or provide better service. Their website and menus also need to be updated for they lack professionalism that is expected of a restaurant with such a high price point.

Ambiance:
Once again, is this a cozy cafe or a fine dining restaurant? The bottom of the chairs should be padded, because against the tile floors, every time anyone stood up or sat down, it made a horrible screeching noise that echoed throughout the restaurant.

I wanted to love it, but I just can't! I'll be sticking with solid Italian restaurants like Quattro from now on.

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Marulilu Cafe451 West Broadway, Vancouver
Mediocre
Submitted Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

This cafe is all hype and no substance.

Food:
I ordered the rice burgers. It was basically old pan fried rice shaped into burger buns with kimchi or beef and mushroom filling in between.

Service:
You order and pay at the counter and they will bring the food to you. It took a while for the food to come and some people at our table had to wait for a long time before the rest of the food arrived.

Value:
It's really poor value if you consider the quantity. They don't give you a lot of food at all. The rice burgers had a diameter of around 3.5 inches.

Ambiance:
They had nice chairs and the cafe itself was nicely decorated. I don't understand why the servers don't just take your orders at the table, because that's the impression you get when you walk in. This place seems to have an identity crisis - is it a cafeteria or a cafe?

I won't be back.

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Kingston Taphouse & Grille755 Richards Street, Vancouver
Dineout 2012
Submitted Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

Food: I ordered from the Dineout menu - beef carpaccio, duck confit pasta, and a peach dessert. The appetizer and the entree was a bit too salty, but the dessert was good.

Service: The servers were friendly, but they didn't come around very often. My water was never refilled, which wasn't good because the food was a bit too salty. We didn't have a designated server.

Value: The portions were very large. The duck confit pasta came with a large salad that had baby tomatoes, artichokes, and sunflower seeds. It also came with two large wedges of foccacia bread. I could not finish the salad because there was so much food!

Ambiance: There are two sections in this establishment - half of it is a bar and the rest is a decent looking restaurant.

Overall, I enjoyed the experience here. The food was decent, but the service could have been a bit better. The value was outstanding.

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Scoop! Frozen Yogurt2050 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Love it!
Submitted Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 1:01am [Dine in]

Food: I always get their original frozen yogurt - I'm sure the other flavours are good too, but I love how tart the original tastes, it's not too sweet. The toppings however, did not look so fresh and I stayed away from those.

Service: The cashier was very friendly. I was curious about their limited edition 'chai tea' flavour of frozen yogurt, and she gave me a generous sample. The service was very courteous and I really glad about that (I had been subjected to terrible service at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. earlier that evening). No pretentiousness here!

Value: The value is good, for what it's worth. It's comparable to other frozen yogurt places. Two small original frozen yogurts came to under $8 after tax.

Ambiance: Unlike the reviewer below, I think the ambiance is great. This is exactly what Kits needs - a down-to-earth place where students can hang out and play board games.

I will be back soon!

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One More Sushi2155 Allison Road, #222, Vancouver
Decent but overpriced
Submitted Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 1:17am [Dine in]

Food: Average. Just your usual california rolls. Tuna rolls were decent. This is your average Chinese-run Japanese restaurant.

Service: The sushi took a while to arrive. They seemed a bit pushy, as they asked 'Real crab meat or imitation?' when I ordered a california roll. If I wanted real crab meat in my California roll, I would have asked for it.

Value: Quite overpriced, even for UBC.

Ambiance: Chinese style decorations.

I might be back but I doubt it. They should reconsider their prices.

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Nicli Antica Pizzeria62 East Cordova, Vancouver
Bland!
Submitted Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 1:12am [Dine in]

Food: For a place that calls itself a pizzeria, this was downright disappointing. How can pizza be so bland? The crust was way too chewy. The toppings were too sparse. We saw the pizza being hand made and go into the brick oven. It's all show and no substance.

Service: Water was refilled.

Value: Poor, considering the food.

Ambiance: This is the only saving grace. The restaurant is nicely decorated, and the tables aren't situated too close to each other.

I'll order Domino's next time.

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Salt Tasting Room45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
Been there, done that
Submitted Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 1:08am [Dine in]

Food: If you like sampling deli meats, cheese, nuts, and different sauces, this is the place for you.

Service: The waitress explained the 'concept' and that was about it.

Value: Considering there is no cooking or any skill involved with the preparation of the food, I think the value definitely wasn't there.

Ambiance: If you like communal seating, this is the place for you.

Sure, it's neat that it's in Blood Alley, but there's a lot more to a restaurant than the location.

I will not be returning.

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Santouka Ramen1690 Robson Street, Vancouver
Overrated
Submitted Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 12:45am [Dine in]

Food: The ramen and the ikura don was pretty good, though I definitely wasn't blown away. I had the spicy ramen, though I found it to be a bit bland. The broth was rich, which I liked. I didn't like the egg though, as it was fully cooked through, unlike the other ramen restaurants where the yolk is still orange.

Service: I know this place is busy, but there's no need to be rude. We came into the restaurant and they asked "How many?" After I indicated the number of people, the waitress hollered something in Japanese. I'm used to this because I've been to Guu quite a few times and they do the same, but what I was not expecting was for her to immediately walk away afterwards without even making eye contact. How about "It will be 10 minutes." Or "Please wait." We were next in line and sat down at the table. The waitress rudely said "Stand back in line. We haven't cleaned the table," as if it was impossible for them to clean the table while we were seated.

Value: There isn't anything here that Benkei Ramen can't do for a fraction of the price. Even taking in account that this restaurant is located on Robson street, the value still isn't here.

Ambiance: This isn't a place for big groups or comfortable seating. The seating was very tight and uncomfortable.

I don't understand why people would line up for something like this. There are so many better choices in downtown.

I will never set foot in this restaurant again, and neither should you!

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Applause Japanese Restaurant8269 Oak street, Vancouver
Delicious!
Submitted Monday, August 22, 2011 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Food:
I loved the wild salmon! It appears that this place uses only wild salmon. The dressing for the side salad was not too bitter, and the miso soup that came with the combo had lots of seaweed and tofu. Everything tasted very fresh.

Service:
Friendly servers refilled our cups constantly. I like how they bring the machine to you when you pay with a credit card - I hate it when you have to go to the cashier to pay.

Value:
Very good value combos!

Ambiance:
It was decent.

Being on Oak Street, the location isn't exactly convenient, but it's well worth the trouble! I will be back!

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Ken's Chinese Restaurant1097 Kingsway, Vancouver
Average
Submitted Monday, August 1, 2011 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

Food:
Considering this is Vancouver, and not Richmond, which is the centre of all HK style restaurants, the food was acceptable.

Service:
It took about 15 minutes to get the bill and for it to be processed. I realize that HK style restaurants typically do not have the best service, but this was below average.

Value:
The portions were a bit small, but lunch time meals include a drink and averages out to be around $8. Decent value in Vancouver.

Ambiance:
This place needs a good scrubbing!

I will be back only if I am in the area and cannot find a better option.

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Zephyr Teahouse Cafe7911 Alderbridge Way, #100, Richmond
Not Good
Submitted Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

Food:
I ordered 2 appetizers - cold jellyfish and deep fried chicken thigh. The jellyfish had way too much diced garlic in it. Maybe it wasn't that fresh and they used it to disguise it. The deep fried chicken thigh was partially raw...

Service:
The service was friendly, but you had to wave them down for everything - when you order, when you wanted to pay your bill, etc. We weren't even served water until we asked.

Value:
For the quality of the food, even though it wasn't very expensive at all, is mediocre.

Ambiance:
The restaurant is way too dark. The washroom was not clean.

With so many choices in Richmond, I will not return.

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Temaki Sushi2156 W. Broadway, #2, Vancouver
Good, but not great
Submitted Friday, July 1, 2011 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

Food: Average Japanese food

Service: The service was solid. Our teas were always refilled and the server had a nice smile and was very polite.

Value: The portions were slightly on the small side. However, the value is better if you order a lunch box. I had a sushi combo and was underwhelmed. Given the location, however, the value was acceptable.

Ambiance: It was clean and spacious. No cramped tables here!

I might be back, but this would not be my first choice.

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Nikkoffee6900 No.3 Road, Richmond
Amazing sandwiches and value
Submitted Friday, July 1, 2011 - 1:51pm [Take-out]

We ordered 70 boxes of sandwiches and pasta for an event.

Food: I had the ham and cheese box. I never knew ham and cheese sandwiches could be this delicious! The pasta was well seasoned and very good.

Service: They were very accommodating and had opened up much earlier to cater to our large order. The service was friendly and they helped us load the sandwiches into the car.

Value: Very good value. Each sandwich/pasta box was $4.25 each because we bought it in bulk - I think it's slightly more expensive in stores. I checked their online menu and their prices seem lower than most other places.

I will DEFINITELY return. It exceeded my expectations - and I'm picky!

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Incredible Tekka Maki!
Submitted Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 4:46pm [Dine in]

Food:
Try the tekka maki! The amazake is pretty good as well.

Service:
Friendly

Value:
We made the mistake of ordering the assorted sashimi. It was not particularly fresh and definitely not worth the price tag. The other items, such as the lunch boxes, are much more reasonable.

Ambiance:
It's clean, but extremely cramped. Not a place for intimate meals or large families!

Overall, it was a pleasant experience. The complimentary pocky at the end was nice.

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