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hungryjoVancouverSince June 11, 2006175 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (2.8)
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Bentei Sushi2893 Grandview Highway, Vancouver
it's ok
Submitted Tuesday, September 15, 2009 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

I often crave for sushi but I do not want to go too far from my house. It's either this or Riz. I go to Riz regularly and wanted to give this place a try. There's always parking available at night. I've been here 3 times.
First time I went, I noticed that it's owned by Japanese people so I was a lil relieved.
One thing that I didn't like was that they're nicer to Caucasians. I'm Canadian born Chinese. When I went in, they said hi, which is fine by me. But then a Caucasian stepped in and they'll go hi, how are you? In a very enthusiastic tone and a big smile on their face like they're made out of gold. I hate being treated differently.
The food is decent. I normally have miso soup, salmon sashimi and toro nigiri. The miso soup was average. I've tried better. The salmon sashimi is sometimes good and sometimes mushy. The toro is fresh.
Service is ok. The server always ask me how the food is.

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
Nice lil treat
Submitted Monday, September 14, 2009 - 1:27pm [Dine in]

My partner and I decided to eat here due to some popular reviews on dinehere. We came here at 6ish on a weekend. The weather was perfect and their outdoor seating was gorgeous. Their booths are beautifully circular. For smaller party, we sat in a weaved square table. The hostess was friendly, as expected.
We ordered miso sable fish and steak w/ king crab. The fish was moist like black cod. The steak tasted average and it was abit overcooked. The king crab was obviously the highlight.
The service was not that great but we didn't care. The server forgot to give us cutlery. Later on, we wanted to order some drinks but it was hard to get her attention.
It's a nice place to go if you're in Richmond. I don't think we'll go again because there are so many other places to try.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Unique
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

This is something to try. I was one of the first people to try this place. I told everybody I knew about it.
The first time I tried it, it was almost orgasmic. But after that, it's not the same. Maybe because it's not new to my tongue anymore. They are good but only if you're really craving for a hotdog. It is quite salty. I normally order Terimayo which is topped w/ seafood flakes, seaweed, teriyaki sauce and mayo. I also tried their spicy hotdog but it wasn't spicy.
The service is good and the ladies there are polite.

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Tapioca Express6364 Fraser St., Vancouver
Mmmm
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:41pm [Dine in]

I'm a picky bbt drinker. My friend took me here cuz he thinks that their bbt is good and it's kinda quiet at night. I was always curious about this place cuz I stumbled on their website awhile ago. It's a franchise so it gotta be good.
This place is kinda small and tucked in with other restaurants on Fraser. At night, the street looked kinda sketchy.
My friend really likes their strawberry slush. There is a special name for this but I forgot. You'll see it on their colorful poster. I ordered Earl Grey MT and it was perfect. Not every places can make good Earl Grey. Their regular size is quite small but I didn't mind. I didn't want to drink too much caffeine and sugar anyway. Their prices are reasonable. They serve lots of food and even dimsum!

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Soup Etc!1550 W Broadway, Vancouver
They're not bad!
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

I was craving for soup the other day so we decided to check out Soup etc for the first time. They're open quite early..I think it was 7am.
I read some bad reviews here but I wanted to see it myself.
The moment I stepped in, I was greeted. I saw this guy stirring some soup that looked very good. It was ...pepper corn chowder so I ordered it. We also tried butter chicken w/ rice. As it turned out, it was soup style. The chowder was to die for. The butter chicken was abit watered down and a little "herby". We were not used to it cuz normally they're very creamy. For 2 items, it's approx $14. I don't know if it's worth it but I did get my soup fix!

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
They're right about poor service
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:26pm [Dine in]

Whenever we're craving for Korean bbq, this is the place. Yes, I know the service is not up to our Cdn standards but we're used to it. At least the food arrives accordingly.
We typically order the bbq beef combo for 2 @ $30-something. It comes w/ free appy (like kimchi, beansprouts, etc), soup and rice. They're very good. I don't think there is such thing as unpleasant Korean bbq.
As for paying the bill, we always go up to pay so don't expect for them to come to you. And...they sometimes give you fruits in the end. It's unpredictable.

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G-Men3778 Sexsmith Road, #1101, Richmond
Go early to avoid line-ups
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:21pm [Dine in]

A few friends told me about this so I decided to check it out w/ my partner.
I love noodles esp the typical thick ramen noodles. I know some places serve the angel hair type but I don't like it. Anyways, their menu selections are minimal (not unusual). They have tonkotsu, miso and cold noodle. I normally order tonkotsu and their broth is super heavy & tasty but with no fat visible (compared to kintaro).
They're opened at unusual days. For dinner, it's Thurs-Sun from 5ish-10ish. We normally go around 5ish and sometimes we have to wait.
I say..go check it out if you're craving for ramen in Richmond.

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Lions Den Cafe651 East 15th Ave, Vancouver
hottt
Submitted Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 8:15pm [Dine in]

Brought a friend here due to some good reviews on dinehere. It was a beautiful warm Sunday afternoon and we were starving. When we arrived, there were lots of parking available in the front but the restaurant was 90% full. All the tables and chairs from the inside were moved outside. Good idea esp on a perfect day. The owner is this Jamaican guy; he couldn't stop joking. He was laid back and loves to talk to ppl. Our server was a Jap girl. We ordered waffles w/ bacon and jerk chicken w/ rice & salad. The breakfast was good; they serve it all day. The jerk chicken was surprisingly spicy hot! My tongue was on fire but I couldn't stop eating it! The only downside about this place is that the food took 30-45mins. No joke. It took a long time but the food made up for it.
I would definitely come back.
Recommended.

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Top Gun Sushi At The Quay810 Quayside Drive, #230, New Westminster
hide and seek
Submitted Monday, August 3, 2009 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

Their entrance was so hard to find. It's like playing hide and seek.
This restaurant is huge, clean and has the view of the water.
We came here for a bday celebrations and occupied 2 tables. We ordered the regular dinner buffet for approx $25/pp. At first I thought we got to order each items ourselves but our server suggested allowing him to give out the popular items first and then we can decide on the next round. Tons of food came out and our table couldn't finish it b/c we were all girls. But our other tables had some big guys which helped us finish the rest.
The food was decent. Their sashimi is ok, not the best. Every thing else was in good portions.
Service was good. Our server, this late 30's guy, I think he's the co-owner or something, was very accommodating.
It was a good evening.

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Bon's Off Broadway2451 Nanaimo St., Vancouver
Still the same afte all these yrs
Submitted Friday, July 31, 2009 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

I remember coming here 12 yrs ago and everything is still the same but busier.
We came here on a weekday around 11am and the place was packed. The server, the buff guy, was very polite.
Even though their all day breakfast is cheap ($2.95), their service is poor. It took us awhile to get someone's attention. 3 of us ordered breakfasts. It took them 30mins to arrive. I know they're busy but 30min is just too much. But at the same time, I can't complain much because what you pay is what you get.
As for portion, it's perfectly sized. It filled up the whole plate. I've been to places where they claim they use 2 extra large eggs (ahem ABC Restaurant) turn out to be a bite sized.
I don't know if I wanna come here again but I do recommended it. But I gotta advice for you - patience is a virtue...

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Shalin Noodle House656 W Broadway, Vancouver
They are against other competitors
Submitted Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 8:19pm [Dine in]

I kind of knew what to expect from this place. I've read their reviews and my friend told me that their food was just ok.
I still wanted to try this place out to compare it with other restaurants in the area.
I came here on a hot afternoon and the tables were 1/3 occupied. I got my seat and cold water instantaneously.
I ordered the dragging noodle w/ veg and soup. Honestly, it tasted below average. The soup was kinda bland. I asked for chicken broth too. Their green onion pancake arrived w/in minutes. I think they just recooked it. It was cheap though, for $2.50. At a bbt place, it could cost up to $5.
Next time, I will go to Peaceful Restaurant a few stores down. It's always yummy.

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Top Cantonese Cuisine2752 Kingsway, Vancouver
I want the old chef back!
Submitted Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 12:19am [Dine in]

After they renovated the restaurant few yrs ago, they've also changed the chef. Top Cantonese used to have the best dimsum - huge and delicious. The service was decent too.
But now...
their dimsum is deformed, unappealing and small.
Came here to celebrate Father's Day and there was a line-up minutes before opening. It's typical but now I'm starting to wonder why.
We got our seats and tea immediately; and that is my only compliments. The dimsum turned out as expected - below average. Sometimes I wonder why we keep coming back. I guess it's because it's in a convenient location.
After our meal, we asked for bill which we got it in seconds. I gave the guy my card and forgot to ask him for some take-out containers. I didn't wanna bug anyone, so I walked up to the cashier for it. The containers were right behind her. I politely asked for some and she goes,"wait a moment", and walks away. Ok, how much energy does it take to grab the freaken containers. I was about to step in and grab it myself. But then I saw a guy coming out of the kitchen so again, I kindly asked him. He slowly turned around, kicked some tissue off the floor, grabbed the containers and CHUCKED IT at me. Me, as a calm person (which I regret sometimes), tolerated his behavior and walked away. When I got to the table, the cashier (that walked away from me) was actually waiting for me to sign the card. Wth! My dad was like, "she's waiting for you." So I said angrily, "ofcourse! I was waiting for the take-out containers!" She did not say anything, probably because she wasn't even paying attention. I signed the receipt and left the tip on the table. I didn't wanna tip but my dad insisted. Seconds later, the cashier comes back and told me that I made a mistake. I pointed the tips on the table and she made a nervous laugh and said thanks.
Gosh, what a day. I was furious. I wanted to scream.

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Rooster's Quarters836 Denman Street, Vancouver
Mmm...
Submitted Monday, July 27, 2009 - 1:26pm [Dine in]

I'm surprised that nobody reviewed this restaurant. This place has been in business for the longest time and there is a reason for it: It's good!
We ordered chicken and ribs and french onion soup. The chicken was moist, the ribs had its unique sauce and the french onion soup was to die for. The chicken and ribs came w/ a side order so we had fries. These fries are into flat strips and fried to perfection.
Service was average, there was only one server.
The decor is very homey with lots of rooster figurines.
Definitely come again.
Recommended.

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Sake Maki1414 Commercial Dr., Vancouver
Ok...
Submitted Wednesday, July 22, 2009 - 8:24pm [Dine in]

Was craving for sushi and this is the only place that looked decent.
Came here for lunch and the place was 1/3 occupied. There was only one server. The music in the background was some Mandarin country music. That's when I knew the owners are not Japanese. It reminded me of Kadoya (in downtown) and I didn't like that place. (I realized that it's probably the same owners/friends as Kadoya from reading the reviewer below).
I had the lunch special E for $5.95 w/ cali roll & spicy tuna roll. It took a long time to arrive but at least it tasted decent. I noticed that my server was nicer and talkative to Caucasians. And I'm Chinese and polite! I asked her for water and she didn't say ok or not.
When it's time to pay for the bill, I gave her $10 and she never came back. She just left the money beside her cash register and continue on handing food to customers. She did that at least three times until I had enough and walked up to the register. How hard is it to give me the darn change? It's not far away.
Don't ever wanna go there again.

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Kimono Japanese Restaurant869 Hornby Street, Vancouver
NIce Surprise
Submitted Thursday, July 16, 2009 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

I often crave for sushi but I'm always so hesitant in trying new restaurants. I'm kinda picky when it comes to sashimis.
So today, I decided to go ahead and give this place a try. I went in for lunch and the place was 80% full. Service was good. They put me in a dark corner but they didn't ignore me.
I had an ice tea, salmon sashimi and toro nigiri. I love fatty salmon, unfortunately they only serve the "lean" ones. To my surprise though, it tasted pretty good and it was fresh. The toro was super soft and melted in my mouth.
I was satisfied.

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Pepper Roast1985 Powell street, Vancouver
My bf is addicted!
Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:15am [Dine in]

This is not a franchise; it's a family business owned by a wife and husband. One of the owners, Kostas served us last time. He was a cashier/cook. Nice guy and polite.
We ordered lots that day: slow roasted leg, thigh, wings, chicken pot pie and potato salad. They were nice enough to provide us a bowl of lemon water to wash our hands, even though the washroom is 10ft away. I think the food was good, compared to Nando's. I think their lunch specials are a pretty good deal.
They also have hotdogs and wraps. I wanna try that next time.

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Deli Nippon3913 Knight Street, Vancouver
Nice lil Ramen place away from Downtown
Submitted Wednesday, July 8, 2009 - 2:59pm [Dine in]

I discovered this place when I was walking by. At first I thought it was a sushi place but then I noticed that they also serve ramen! My fave!
I decided to try this place even though it didn't look too appealing but it's their pictures that attracted me to go in.
The place is small and looked incomplete. Minimum decor. Just 3-4 tables.
The server/owner and cook is Japanese so I was at ease. I ordered the MIso Ramen and it was quite yummy. The taste was authentic, tasty and light. The table next to me ordered a veggie ramen. I could hear the cook chopping the veggies so I knew it's gonna be fresh and not frozen.
For $6 including tax, I think it's a deal!
Would come again.
Recommended.

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Charlie Don't Surf15011 Marine Drive, White Rock
Meh...not the best
Submitted Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 12:27pm [Dine in]

I go to Whiterock once a year so I'm not sure which restaurant is good or not. We wanted to try fish and chips so we decided on this place since other restaurants were packed and we didn't wanna wait. There were 6 of us so we sat at the back of the restaurant. We sat beside their "storage corner" which was not pleasant to see. The service was ok, I don't remember being bad, it's not outstanding either. My sibling wanted a drink so under the "virgin drinks", I ordered Pina Colada. To my surprise, they added alcohol in it, my sister is underage! Anyways, the food was average. Fish and chips was good but a lil overpriced. I guess we're paying for the view even though I couldn't see the ocean in back of the restaurant.

I'll try somewhere next time.

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New Yum Yai Thai Bistro1859 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Better than expected
Submitted Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 3:22am [Dine in]

Decided to try this place out due to some good reviews on dinehere. I don't normally eat dinner on Commercial Dr but somehow something told me to go. I was taking a risk b/c I hate being disappointed. When we arrived, it was 6:45pm on a weekend, it was dead. The server greeted us; he was nice. We sat by the open window and it was perfect. The weather was warm and we got to see people and dogs walking by. The prices were reasonable, $12+. We ordered the spicy beef salad and something...pad-ew (#26 on the menu). When the food arrived, it looked deliciously presentable. The salad was fresh and the beef kinda tasted like beef jerky. The pad-ew noodles were tasty and the veggies were fresh. The entre could probably feed 1.5 people depending on their hunger level. Me and the guest were constantly "mmm-ing" during our meal. I must say, I was surprised. I think they beat their mainstream competitors. I always like to support the little guys.
I would definitely go again.
Recommended.

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Campagnolo1022 Main Street, Vancouver
Yummy Lunch
Submitted Friday, June 5, 2009 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

Every time I drive by this place, there is always people in there. So one day, I finally got a chance to try their lunch menu. I was by myself. Once I stepped in, I was almost immediately greeted by a smiley lady. My server was very friendly and attentive. The menu was in Italian and I am not very familiar with Italian food so I ordered what I can pronounce. I ordered the Tuna Preserva. I had no idea what it was but I like surprises. While I was waiting for the food to arrive, I had nothing to do. But my server was smart and handed me a magazine to read. Wow, I don't remember ever receiving such great service. When the food arrive, it looked different than what I imagined. It looked like a piece of naan bread topped with tuna & cesar salad. I was excited cuz I like them both. The server told me that traditionally, I have to fold the bread and eat it like a wrap. The bread was super fresh and fluffy and the salad was delicious. I really liked it. At $13 it was worth it.

Totally recommended!

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