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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

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Yuu Japanese Tapas3779 Sexsmith Road, Unit 1111, Richmond
Brutal Service, Mediocre Food
Submitted Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

It's been awhile since I have been to a restaurant with service this terrible. We were originally going to go to G-Men Ramen, which was a few restaurants down, but it was closed. We made the unfortunately decision of dining here.

Food:
The takowasabi did not have enough wasabi taste, rendering it rather bland. The both of us each ordered a chilld ramen. The sauce was overpoweringly sweet, and the toppings were extremely sparse. Who serves sliced ham rather than traditional chau siu?! It was extremely underwhelming. My friend ordered an appetizer of deep fried potato. While this was passable, it was drenched in spicy mayonaise.

Service:
The terrible service is what will make me never step foot into this establishment again. There were only 3 other groups in the restaurant, so it wasn't busy at all. When asked for our choice of beverage, we both stated we wanted water. The waitress then returned with ONE glass of water. Strike number one. We ordered our dishes - two entrees and two appetizers between the two of us. Our entrees were the same. I received my appetizer first, while my friend waited. He then received his entree. After a long time, we reminded the waitress that there were still two more dishes that had not arrived yet. She then acted surprised - they had not even entered it into the computer! Strike 2. By this time, I was pretty livid. The worst part is that prior to the arrival of our meals, the receipt of what we ordered had been taped to our table for the waitresses to keep track of what we ordered. They had marked off the first two dishes that arrived - didn't they see that we had two more dishes?! Strike 3. How difficult is it to get four dishes correct? It wasn't like they were understaffed. There were two waitresses and three groups!

Value:
For $5.99, I thought the portion of takowasabi would be considerably bigger. It was comparable to the portions served at the AUTHENTIC Japanese restaurant Guu, and they charge less! The toppings on the ramen were miniscule.

Ambiance:
Typical.

I will NEVER return here again and I highly advise you against it.

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Hitoe Sushi3347 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Good Service
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Food:
The food is hit and miss. It really depends what you order. I would stay away from the Tuna Maki and the Salmon Maki. It's mainly just rice and you can barely see the fish. The Salmon Belly nigiri, on the other hand, is amazing.

Service:
Outstanding service. It seems like a family business. I like how they give you complimentary Pocky at the end of your meal. It's a nice touch! The restaurant is Japanese owned and operated.

Value:
The value is in line with other restaurants in Kitsilano.

Ambiance:
I think this is more of a takeout place. The ambiance is really just average. Not a place to impress, but not dingy either - it's clean.

This has become my come to place to satisfy sushi cravings.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
It's going downhill...
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:58am [Dine in]

Food:
The food here is solid, considering it's AYCE. It's one of the better AYCE restaurants around.

Service:
The service is terrible. It's common knowledge that restaurants like to cut orders and we would usually just reorder. But some of the food items that were reordered again and again didn't even come!

Value:
I have to say that the value was only decent because not everything that was ordered came.

Ambiance:
It's alright.

Next time, I'm just going to skip the dinner AYCE and come for lunch.

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Cafe D'Lite Express4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3210, Richmond
Good Chicken!
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:54am [Take-out]

Food:
The hainanese chicken at this location tastes exactly like the chicken at the Cafe D'Lite location on West Broadway. It's the best hainanese chicken I've ever tasted.

Service:
The service was alright. Definitely better than the service at the W Broadway location.

Value:
It's a bit pricey considering it's in a food court.

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Ramen Sanpachi3132 West Broadway, Vancouver
Mixed Feelings
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:50am [Dine in]

Food:
I visited this restaurant twice. During the first time, they did not have ramen yet (we went when they had just opened) and so we tried their tapas menu. The sushi is good and the sashimi is AMAZING. It was very fresh and the portions were generous.

We went for ramen during the second visit. This was during their 50% off promotion. I was incredibly disappointed - the ramen had a bleached flavour, and the broth was thin. Also, they did not have the grated garlic that is offered at most other ramen restaurants. It was a big disappointment.

Service:
The service was good the first time we went, but during the second time it was inattentive.

Value:
The prices are in accordance with other restaurants in the area.

Ambiance:
They seem to have put a lot of effort into the ambiance. It's a nice place!

I would recommend only going for the tapas during dinner time. Skip the ramen - go to Benkei Ramen instead across the street.

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Blue Chip Cookies6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
Good Cookies!
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:42am [Take-out]

Food:
Their smoothies taste amazing, although on the watery side. Try their Ranger cookies! Delish!

Service:
Typical take-out service. I don't understand why there's an option for 'tips' when you pay by cc/debit though - it's just a take-out counter.

Value:
It's not cheap, but it's in line with the other food options in the SUB.

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Benkei Ramen3217 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good Ramen
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:36am [Dine in]

Food:
The broth is amazing! I like the fact that they don't use MSG. I always somehow end up drinking all the broth before finishing the ramen...

Service:
The waitresses are very polite and courteous, and the cook always thanks you when you leave the restaurant. My only complaint is that service can get a bit slow when the restaurant gets busy, because there is only one waitress.

Value:
They were offering a '3rd Year Anniversary Countdown', where you would get 2 free toppings, and upgrade for a larger portion of ramen was only 50cents. With the promotion, the value is alright. I have been here prior to the promotion, however, and the serving was quite small.

Ambiance:
This place does not get incredibly busy, even during the lunch hours, so it isn't cramped.

I think this is the best ramen location in Kitsilano. I would definitely choose this over Sanpachi Ramen across the street. Remember to ask for a stamp card - buy 10 ramens and get the 11th one free!

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Taiko on Denman689 Denman Street, Vancouver
Very good AYCE
Submitted Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 12:41am [Dine in]

Food: The salmon belly was AMAZING. The chopped scallop cones were meh (Tomokazu's are better). The sashimi was great. The chicken gizzards were good too. Instead of going to places like Zakkushi and paying $2/skewer come here instead.

Service: We came early for lunch so there weren't a lot of people. The waitresses could have been a bit more attentive but they were very friendly and professional.

Value: $14 for AYCE lunch including unlimited sashimi is better value than its closest competitive.

Ambiance: Good ambiance. Very nicely decorated.

I will definitely be returning.

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Nick Sushi2953 West 4th Ave, Unit #1, Vancouver
New Kitsilano favourite!
Submitted Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 4:41pm [Take-out]

Food:
I ordered one california roll, one chopped scallop roll, and one tobiko nigiri. The maki rolls are 8 pieces instead of the 6 you normally get from other restaurants. The pieces were 'bite size' - quality trumps quantity here. Everything tasted very fresh. The ginger garnish on the side was not the cheap pink kind you usually see, but the uncoloured white ginger.

Service: Very nice and prompt service. Very friendly.

Value: The prices are comparable to other sushi restaurants.

This was takeout, but the interior of the restaurant looked very nice (you wouldn't expect this looking from the outside...) albeit small. This wouldn't be the kind of place for more than a group of 4.

I've been waiting a long time for a decent sushi restaurant to open up in Kitsilano; here it is!

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100 Days350 Davie Street, Vancouver
Very Mediocre
Submitted Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

Food: We were here for the $35 prix fixed menu. The 3 bbq duck + guacamole appetizer tasted really off. The flavours just didn't go together very well. The tacos were extremely chewy and doughy. Ravioli entree was decent. The best part was the dessert - the apple pie and ice cream was quite good.

Service: They needed more servers. Our waters were refilled quite often, which was good. However, for the price we were paying, I wish the service was a bit more attentive.

Value: Extremely poor. I left hungry, and I'm not one to eat a lot! There were no more than 5 pieces of ravioli for my entree! The value was quite appalling to say the least!

Ambiance: For an 'artsy' restaurant, I was expecting more 'art'. It's as if they had a really nice restaurant to begin with and then just splashed it with random paint and graffiti. And what's with the lawn chairs? The music was WAY too loud. It would be nice to hear what your dining companions are talking about.

I would not come back, nor would I recommend.

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Tang's Noodle House2807 W Broadway, Vancouver
Overpriced
Submitted Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 3:25am [Take-out]

We ordered takeout from this place for dinner. 2 dishes + a bowl of congee came to $35. A bit pricey considering the portions weren't very large at all. The sweet and sour pork dish was lacking pineapple, but the pork itself was decent (it doesn't taste powdery like the food court types). Delivery was quick though, which was good. Overall, I don't think I'll return.

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Twisted Fork Bistro1147 Granville Street, Vancouver
Mixed Feelings
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:37pm [Dine in]

Food: I had the asparagus appetizer, lamb entree, and creme brulee dessert. The asparagus was quite forgettable, and the lamb was a tad bit on the dry side, but the creme brulee was delicious. I haven't had creme brulee as good as this for a long long time.

Value: We had the Blue Fence Special ($25 for 3 courses). I was upset to discover that the choices were limited to only a few items for this special. However, considering the location (downtown Vancouver!!!) the price was great.

Service: The service was rather disappointing. The bread was brought AFTER our appetizers arrived. When my dining companion questioned the waitress about this, we expected an apology. Instead, she insisted that it was supposed to come AFTER the appetizer. Now, it isn't such a big deal, but it's common knowledge that bread is served BEFORE appetizer; I'll I'm asking for is a quick acknowledgement that you're wrong!

Ambiance: The place is kind of small, but it makes it a bit more cozy.

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Q4 Ristorante2563 West Broadway, Vancouver
Delish!!!
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:32pm [Dine in]

Food: You haven't had authentic Italian pasta until you've eaten here. The pasta was exceptional. Absolutely wonderful. My only complaint would be the bread that was served prior to our appetizers. For a restaurant of this calibre, I was expecting them to make their bread. It wasn't fancy bread either, just normal cheap bread. Kind of disappointed. However, it's the authentic Italian dishes that really draws people in, not the bread, right? Oh, and the beef carpaccio appetizer was wonderful.

Service: I wasn't a big fan of the service. The waiters were a bit pretentious.

Value: $10 pasta specials? That's pretty difficult to beat!

Ambiance: Your typical fine dining layout.

I will definitely come back on one of their pasta special evenings!

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Little Tea Shop6138 Student Union, #11D, Vancouver
Better than most!
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:24pm [Take-out]

Food: I love their mango bubbletea! They use fresh fruit, and they don't overload on the sugar. It doesn't have the sickly mango powder colour you see with most bubbletea places. The pearls are just right.

Service: Efficient service, though the lineups can get a bit long at peak hours.

Value: After tax, the bubbletea comes to $3.92. Not bad, considering most plaecs charge $4+.

No need to walk to the village to go to Well Tea - this place is definitely better in taste and in price.

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Dragon Ball Tea House1007 W King Edward, Vancouver
Incredible bbt
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:21pm [Dine in]

Food: I've been hooked on their bubbletea ever since I set foot in here a few weeks ago. None of their competitors even come close!

Service: Our bbt took awhile, even though it wasn't particularly crowded on the day we went. Perhaps they should hire more people as I can see how busy this gets during evening hours.

Value: Not bad at all compared to other places. I think it was $4? It definitely rivals places like Cabin 555 which charges outrageous prices for terrible drinks.

Ambiance: It's clean. There aren't a lot of chairs available; it's mainly takeout.

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Moon Noodle Bar, The6138 SUB Boulevard, Vancouver
One of the better food choices in the SUB
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:17pm [Take-out]

Food: I absolutely love their sweet and sour chicken! The ones you get at food courts are usually stingy on the meat, but not here! I really dislike their fried rice though. It's way too hard - perhaps it lacks freshness?

Service: It's takeout. I don't care about eye contact or smiles. They're efficient, and that's what matters when time is of the essence (particularly in between classes!)

Value: I'm upset that all the food prices in the SUB has risen, but at $4.50 for 1 item + rice or noodle, this place serves up the best value. The portions are huge!

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Herons West Coast Kitchen900 Canada Place, Vancouver
Love it!
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

Food: I was here for the Sunday brunch buffet. Everything tasted really great. My only complaint would be that they could have had more variety. Especially with seafood, they only had a few options. For the price tag, I would have liked to see raw oysters. The scallops and the lox though, were terrific. The candied salmon was exceptional.

Service: Our entire table was missing napkins, but that was quickly fixed when brought to the attention of a server. Our drinks were refilled almost instantly, and the used plates were cleared quickly. However, the server had problems with our gift certificate. It took about 15 minutes for this problem to be resolved; and a restaurant of this calibre, that was not acceptable.

Value: It's not cheap at all, but the value is there!

Ambiance: It overlooks Canada Place. It's pretty.

This would be a great place to host special events.

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East is East3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Not bad
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:08pm [Dine in]

Food: I really liked the mango dish they had. All the meat dishes were disappointing though...the fish and the beef tasted the same - dry!

Service: They missed our refills once and it took forever to reorder it. They need more servers.

Value: I wish they gave you the option to try 3 dishes (without refill) for a cheaper price. I know the price is as it is because of the unlimited refills. However, the 3 dishes filled me up quite quickly and I didn't think it warranted the price tag.

Ambiance: Really cozy; I totally love the setting. The table and chairs may not be suitable for really tall people though. They had live music that night; it sounded great.

I may consider returning, but more for the ambiance than for the food.

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Trees Organic Coffee450 Granville St., Vancouver
Mediocre
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:05pm [Dine in]

Food: I had the original cheesecake. Nothing special about it. Personally, I think it compares with the cheesecake Superstore sells for $7

Service: Mediocre!

Value: Not outrageous..~$6/slice (mind you, this is downtown Vancouver)

Ambiance: The tables were in need of cleaning, and the overall ambiance of the restaurant seemed unkempt.

I will not return.

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Romer's Burger Bar1873 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Very Mediocre
Submitted Sunday, October 10, 2010 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

Food: The burgers were extremely dry, and quite bland. The yam fries were too salty.

Service: Way too many unattentive servers around!

Value: Not terrible considering it's Kitsilano, but not great either.

Ambiance: Decent. I don't like how there were fruitflies buzzing around though...

Overall, I would only come back if I'm in need of a quick bite in Kits.

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