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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 61 - 80 of 125 Reviews Found
Prata-Man9060 Capstan Way, #180, Richmond
Not the best...
Submitted Saturday, October 24, 2009 - 12:10am [Dine in]

Food: We ordered a whole haianese chicken with 5 bowls of oil rice. The haianese chicken wasn't as soft in texture as the kind at Cafe D'lite in Kitsilano (but mind you, that place is a bit more expensive). Perhaps the quality of the chicken was as good? Most, but not all the pieces were deboned...

Service: Solid.

Value: Pretty decent...it was $19.95 (including taxes) for the chicken and 5 bowls of rice. Not bad compared to other places.

Ambiance: More of a takeout place.

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Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Solid!
Submitted Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

Food: I think this is one of the better AYCE Japanese places. The salmon nigiri tasted very fresh. Really enjoyed it. The chopped scallop cones are pretty tasty too! My only complaint is that it lacks variety. The lunch menu doesn't have stuff like oyster motoyaki, which a place like Richmond Sushi has (although keep in mind this place is cheaper). Nevertheless, what was available was good.

Service: Waitresses could have smiled more, but overall, not a big problem since food came in a prompt manner.

Value: Super value! It was $10 per person before taxes and tips for lunch.

Ambiance: The tables are really big, so it was kind of awkward sitting so far away from the person in front of you. However, if you prefer more spacious seating, then this place is good for you. Clean restaurant.

I will definitely return!

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SKP Restaurant4409 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
What's with all the raving reviews?
Submitted Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 2:51pm [Dine in]

Food: We ordered the 3 cheese bread as an appetizer. I ordered the baby clam and fettucine. The bread wasn't bad at all! Quite overpriced, however. The fettucine wasn't quite al dente (a bit on the hard side), which is disapointing since this restaurant considers itself a 'pasta bar'. The sauce was mainly just juice from the clams, it was unbelievably salty. I don't think this place is authentic. Asian chef for Italian food? That's a first for me.

Service: The waitress seemed to enjoy chatting with her colleague more than serving us. The one and only quality check came after the appetizer. Water was refilled twice, but could have been done more frequently as glasses were left empty for long periods of time.

Value: I know this isn't a cheap neighbourhood for cheap food, but the price of the food should reflect the quality of the food. Unlike what the other reviewers have said, I do not think the portions are huge. I don't consider myself a big eater and I was only just full afterwards. There wasn't much else other than clams and chopped tomatoes in my dish. It was very dull.

Ambiance: We went for an early dinner, so the restaurant was quite empty at the time. What totally ruined the experience for me were the lousy kids that screamed nonstop. While it is beyond the restaurant's control, I wish the waitress could have done something. It was very very loud. Who wants to enjoy a dinner with kids screaming? Had the restaurant been full, I would have reduced the rating to a 1 star, as the tables were quite cramped and I would have been elbow to elbow with the guests at the next table.

Not returning!

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Hime Sushi4463 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
One star rating says all.
Submitted Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - 12:27pm [Dine in]

I posted a review here yesterday and I have no idea why it was removed. No matter, here it is again.

Food: The tuna was really reallyr really fishy. I'm not sure if it was a result of it not being fresh or not being properly prepared. It just tasted off.

Service: There were no quality checks, and the service took awhile. There were many servers and not that many customers, so I don't know what the problem was. We were served cold (not even lukewarm!) tea when we arrived. The second refill of 'tea' turned out to be plain boiling water.

Value: This is the category that deserves 0 stars. The food was grossly overpriced. The dinner box that was ordered was to contain teriyaki chicken, gyoza, california roll, prawn tempura. The result? 2 cold gyozas and 5 tiny miniscule pieces of chicken. I have never seen such an empty dinner box! I could get the same thing at Kitsilano Sushi for half the price! We also ordered a party tray, which consisted of 1 california roll, 1 dynamite roll, 1 salmon roll, 1 tuna roll, and 10 sushi nigiri. When it includes nigiri, you think a variety of nigiri. Nope! We got the cheapest ones: 3 tuna nigiri, 2 salmon nigiri, 1 octopus nigiri, 1 surf clam, 1 tamago, 2 ebi. How's that for value? Everything was extremely overpriced.

Ambiance: Please, please, PLEASE make some changes to the sitting arrangement so that it's not so squishy.

The quality and quantitiy of the food should reflect value. This restaurant does poorly in all aspects.

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One Japanese Restaurant, The3116 West Broadway, Vancouver
Not up to standard
Submitted Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

This restaurant took the place of where Saiz Japanese Restaurant used to be. It thought it would have comparable food quality...I was wrong.

Food: The food was a little...off. First of all, like most 'Japanese' restaurants in Vancouver, this is not Japanese owned. It doesn't really matter, as long as they make good Japanese food. Sadly, this restaurant does a poor imitation of what Japanese food should taste like. There are many items on the menu that are more suitable for a Chinese restaurant.

The California roll was tasty, however, the colour was just off. Food colouring seems to be used quite frequently in the sushi, which I have never experienced before in a Japanese restaurant. The salmon looked really red. At first, I interpreted this as fresh salmon. Then I took a bite. Tasteless. No taste at all. Then I noticed the traces of salmon juice it left- that was red too. Food colouring?!

The BC roll: I've been to this restaurant twice since it opened recently. Both times, there was a BC roll special for $1.95, which is unheard of in Kitsilano. The first time, the BC roll was delicious, nice and freshly deep-fried fish skin. Second time, however, it tasted a little 'off' and was seasoned heavily by black pepper. I have never had BC roll with that much black pepper in it. Were they trying to conceal the fact that it wasn't that fresh?

Service: The service leaves much to be desired. We were the only ones in the restaurant at that time, and still, the food took forever to arrive. I would understand if we were ordering specialty items...but this was just a sushi combo!

Value: The 'value' or 'special' menu is quite decently priced. Had the BC roll been fresher, I would have definitely returned.

Ambiance: It seems as though they've made a few renovations since taking over from Saiz. Overall though, it's pretty much the same. I wish they spent more effort on the food rather than the ambiance!

Even with the high quality food Saiz offered, it eventually closed down. It's only a matter of time before this one does too. As for non-authentic Japanese food in Kitsilano, I would rather go to Kitsilano Sushi. Even though it does a poorer imitation of Japanese food than this one, at least you'll know what to expect- not BC rolls loaded with black pepper!

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Posh1788 W Broadway, #101, Vancouver
Posh
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2009 - 1:28am [Dine in]

Food:
I really liked their beef-it's premium albertan beef! The fishcake and fish on the otherhand....was terribly fishy. I don't know if it went bad, but it was just off. Vegetables were good...especially the bamboo shoots! I just wished they had more varieties when it came to the meat. There was only beef, pork, and fish. But then again, at this price, what do you expect?

Service: Quick and friendly service. Only thing keeping them from getting 5 stars on this review is that they forgot the beansprouts I ordered and they were a bit slow on refilling water. But considering it's AYCE, service was quite good.

Value: You can't beat the price! Under $12 for AYCE hotpot lunch is pretty good value in my opinion.

Ambiance: This restaurant has a 'modern' look to it: 4 flashy tv's, etc. However, wear and tear on the furniture has begun to shown and needs replacing!

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Joey1424 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good ambiance
Submitted Monday, August 3, 2009 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Food: I went here for lunch and I had one of their burgers. I didn't like the 'burnt' taste to it. I know it's grilled..but it was probably grilled for longer than usual. My friends liked their meals though, and the lava cake they ordered looked good.

Service: Attentive service (keep in mind it was Sunday lunch and it was really quiet-only one other table).

Value: Decent. Not cheap, but not overly expensive considering the location.

Ambiance: Nice place!

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Nha Trang Restaurant720 E Broadway, Vancouver
Good food, good value
Submitted Monday, July 20, 2009 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

Food: I had the grilled pork and spring roll on vermecilli rice. The grilled pork tasted better than other places.

Service: Service was okay until the very end. Seemed like they didn't have enough change...it took awhile to get our change.

Value: Very large portions. I usually can't finish the vermecilli rice, but this time I was very hungry and I could just barely finish it. Good value!

Ambiance: Looks like a converted Greek restaurant...seems alright.

Would go back!

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Sushi King House8176 Granville Street, Vancouver
Value!!
Submitted Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

Food: Not what you would call authentic, but it's delicious!!! It's the same stuff as the other Sushi King on West Boulevard, and similar to Samurai Sushi House on Cambie Street. Everything's fresh, and you can tell because they have so many customers!

Service: Waitresses were very nice. Food came quickly.

Value: LOVE the value! I ordered half a house roll ($5.50) and was sooo full after 4 pieces I could hardly finish the last piece. The rolls are really quite ginormous! And they don't skimp on the raw fish in the house rolls either. It's like sashimi + california roll filling fitted into a giant roll!

Ambiance: Clean, but not pretty. Looks a bit outdated. Washroom seemed clean, but it was a bit ..dingy. I don't mind sitting in the restaurant, but would do take out next time.

I'd DEFINITELY return!!!!!!

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Nando's Chicken1955 Cornwall Avenue Units B&C, Vancouver
Pretty good
Submitted Sunday, July 19, 2009 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

Food: I shared the half chicken and 2 regular sides (veggies and peri fries). The chicken was flavourful...a bit on the dry side though. The fries were good, but could have been more 'fresh'- they seemed a tad bit soggy. The veggies were good.

Service: Food came in an acceptable timeframe. You basically just pay at the counter, and they bring you your food. The waiter was kind enough to fix our unbalanced table.

Value: Not cheap, but hey, it's Kitsilano, and it's about 2 blocks from the beach so what do you expect? I'd DEFINITELY go here than go to somewhere like Vera's. The prices here were fair for the location, but still not cheap. (Check their online menu for prices).

Ambiance: Clean. Nice washroom. Outside patio.

Would come back when I'm in the area to try the chicken burger.

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Pho Lan Vietnamese Restaurant6950 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Nothing special...
Submitted Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 11:41pm [Dine in]

Food: Standard Vietnamese food. Nothing special.

Service: Compared to other Vietnamese restaurants I've been to, the service here was REALLY slow. The waitresses were quite unfriendly, and we had to ask for the bill twice. When we passed by it, we saw lots of people sitting inside, so we thought 'this place must be good!'. Turns out the service is just really slow and everyone was waiting for their food.

Value: The prices are quite a bit higher than other places. The portions were decent though (I ordered the vermecilli/grilled beef/spring roll dish). I noticed other tables had ordered the small pho-DON'T order that: it's basically a small small bowl of pho for $5.50- total ripoff. Instead, spend another $2 to upgrade to the large pho-those were massive.

Ambiance: I like how they don't have neon lights like the other Vietnamese restaurants. It was quite nice. However, make sure you take the time to look at your utensils...not that clean!

I probably won't be back.

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Hon's Wun Tun House1339 Robson Street, Vancouver
Going downhill...
Submitted Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:30am [Dine in]

Food: Tasty. Arrives full of ingredients, and always arrives hot.

Service: Prompt, and friendly. We were greeted immediately as soon as we entered. Tea was refilled all the time and the food was served quickly.

Value: Going downhill...a lot. I came here a few months ago and the portions were about 40% larger. It used to be good value, but not so much anymore.

Ambiance: Nothing special. Washrooms and eating utensils could be a bit cleaner but nothing too serious.

I would return, but I wouldn't order items from the dimsum menu because they weren't that great and it was kinda pricey.

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Transylvania Flavour2120 West Broadway, Vancouver
Mmm..delicious
Submitted Sunday, May 3, 2009 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

Food: I ordered the Transylvania sausages with fries. The sausages are homemade, and different from anything I have tasted before. The fries were just...fries. Kinda oily. My mom ordered the perogies and cabbage rolls lunch combo. The perogies are made with yam(?) and drizzled with red pepper sauce. Not the usual bacon/potato perogies you find at a Safeway freezer. They were flat looking, not the puffed up kind I'm used to seeing. The cabbage rolls were the highlight of the lunch. Really juicy, tender cabbage rolls, delicious!

Service: Our server (and presumably the owner of the restaurant) was very friendly, and very polite. The complimentary chocolate we received with the bill was a nice touch. We felt very welcomed.

Value: A tad bit expensive. I only received 4 short sausages and a handful of fries-and that was $12. My mom received about 3 perogies and 2 cabbage rolls, with a small side of sauerkraut (?) for $12. It's probably the rent (expensive neighbourhood!) that's keeping the prices up.

Ambiance: Very nicely renovated!!!

I will definitely be back for the cabbage rolls...might also try the borchst.

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
I will never return to this Guu location!!!
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2009 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

Food: It was alright, but it was nothing special...ordered a variety of items. My favourite ones were the udon and the salted squid appetizer. We saw two large plates of tempura already prepared by the counter. Apparently they don't make it on the spot. Considering the prices they are charging, I find this appalling.

Service: We had to call the waiter twice to have our cups filled.

Value: I know this is a tapas place and the dishes are supposed to be small. However, I wish they would at least reflect the quality of the dishes. Put more sashimi in your 'sashimi salad'!!!

Ambiance: We were hoping to get the private room (we were a table of 6). We didn't. We were seated on BENCHES. Now, perhaps they add to the authenticity of the 'japanese tapas' place, but they were VERY comfortable. The width of the bench was only about 5 inches long. Painful to sit on for more than an hour (maybe they do this to tell you to leave quicker so they can accomodate more customers?)

The Robson location (Guu with Garlic) is SO much better than this one. Don't go to this one, it doesn't even compare!

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Sushi King House5333 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Good value...but..
Submitted Monday, April 13, 2009 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Food: The portions are very big, almost comparable to the Samurai Sushi House sizes. However, the taste is definitely not as good. The tamago resembled a soggy tasteless yellow sponge, and I found a bone in the salmon sashimi. The sushi also had disportionate amounts of ingredients- one california roll would have avocado while the other one (from the same roll) was lacking it. However, I really really liked the tuna and salmon maki- big pieces of fish in it.

Service: Friendly service! Unlike Samurai Sushi, they don't premake their rolls. and leave it sitting there..they make it on the spot!

Value: Good value. $20.50 party tray can feed 3-4 people.

Ambiance: A big dingy. Looks kinda sketchy from outside, but I checked the Coastal Health site before coming here and it's fine. There's only about 7 tables so I'm sure it fills up quickly.

I would only come back here if it was too inconvenient to go to Samurai Sushi.

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Michele Cake Shop6033 West Boulevard, Vancouver
One of the better ones
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:53pm [Dine in]

Food: I LOVE their weiner+cheese buns. They are absolutely delicious. The egg tarts are also really yummy.

Service: This place can get really crowded sometimes ( you have to get one of the number slips ). The servers are really friendly though.

Value: Decent value.

Ambiance: Clean place. This is more of a takeout place though, so I wouldn't recommend eating in. (There's only one table, and a few chairs, which is mainly for decoration).

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Fish on Rice1414 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Second time (and last time) back
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

My first review of this restaurant reflects the DINNER all you can eat. This one is a review of the LUNCH all you can eat.

Food: The 6 pieces of sashimi limit per person were sliced SO small. They were about 3 cm by 1cm in size. The oyster motoyaki tasted really bland...the oysters weren't even on oyster shells...The chopped scallop cone tasted good, but lacked scallops. I would recommend the shitake mushroom roll, really delicious. We ordered 2 orders of saba nigiri. The first time it came, it was tasty. The second order came with saba that looked bruised, and not very fresh at all.

Service: The majority of the waiters/waitresses were really nice, but there was this female waitress who has no idea how to treat customers. She has a really bad attitude and a really loud voice.

Value: I'd rather go to Kingsway Sushi, even though it's a dollar more, the quality of the sushi there is a lot better.

Ambiance: We were seated to a table that had one of those dividing screens. I would recommed the screens to be made a little larger- I do not want to hear all the details of the other groups' conversations.

I don't think I'll be back..

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Yummy.
Submitted Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 10:35pm [Dine in]

Food: I had the bibimba...good ingredients, good value. This is a tapas restaurant and the prices for the dishes aren't that high considering the good quality of the foods.

Service: Very energetic, happy staff. We felt very welcomed.

Value: As mentioned above, everything was decently priced. The dishes range from around $5-10. If you aren't too hungry, $10 will fill you up fine.

Ambiance: The restaurant was very clean. We sat in the part of the restaurant where you have to take your shoes off. My legs started to hurt afterall...but I guess it's all part of the 'authentic' Japanese restaurant experience.

I will definitely return, and I encourage you to do so too!

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Qoola1116 Denman Street, Vancouver
WAYYYY overpriced
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

Food: I chose the chocolate frozen yogurt. It tasted EXACTLY the same as the chocolate ice cream you'd find at McDonald's. The mango topping (as the server suggested) matched poorly with the frozen yogurt, as it was extremely sour when eaten with the frozen yogurt.

Service: Friendly service. We were allowed samples.

Value: Definitely not worth it! It came to over $6 for a SMALL ice cream (they're the machine-made ones, NOT the kind where the server scoops it) and diced mango.

Ambiance: Very clean and nice, but really really small. There were only about 3 tables...

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Shima Sushi1088 Denman Street, Vancouver
The food's quite tasty...but.......
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:45am [Dine in]

Food: I was surprised! The yam tempura rolls were still crispy, with good tempura batter. The salmon rolls were tasty, with a good portion of salmon.

Service: We waited awhile for our sushi, but there really was only one chef working. It was quite disgusting watching the chef prepare the sushi. Better sanitary skills are definitely needed. I am glad I didn't get a stomachache.

Value: It's decent value considering it's Downtown.

Ambiance: You can see the backroom from the interior of the restaurant...it looks kind of messy.

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