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hungryjoVancouverSince June 11, 2006175 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
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Berry Good8766 McKim Way, #1120, Richmond
Cute lil place
Submitted Friday, March 14, 2008 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

My friend brought me here. It's a cute lil place hidden inside a plaza (where Top Gun Restaurant is).
We ordered cakes and chocolate mocha. I haven't tried enough dessert to really judge them but they're pretty good and I think it's made daily. It's own by a lovely Korean family. The mother is friendly but can't speak English. I think she's the main chef there. And our server was the daughter.
When we went there, it was a weeknight and it was quiet. The amazing thing is that they're open late every night. I think till 11pm. So if you're in Richmond and craving for dessert, I think this is the place to go.

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William Tell, The765 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Wanted to go all these years but...
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 7:04pm [Dine in]

I have thought of this place 3-4 times for Xmas Dinner and every time I tried booking a table, it's full for the season. So...after x amount of yrs, I finally booked a table 1-2 months ahead. Somehow in my mind, I "thought" they have the best Xmas Dinner Special in town. That night, my bf and I dressed up really nicely and expected the night to be spectacular.
But when we actually sat down and tried the food, I was disappointed! The service was ok, nothing wow. I just think that if we were older (like the other customers) and look more "rich" than the service will be better. I don't remember what we ordered but it wasn't the best. The place is very nice and quiet though. I can't describe my experience there, it was just...not what I expected after wanting to come here so badly.

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KoKo Chocolate Cafe1118 Denman St., Vancouver
This place smells like fresh chocolate cake!
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

Just open the door and follow your nose! When I first visited this place, I wasn't sure if I have to order first or sit down and wait for someone to serve me. After observing other customers, I realized that we have to order first like any other coffee shop.
They have a nice selection of hot chocolate and desserts. We just had dinner so we decided on ordering some dessert. We ordered this Choco Mudslide and it was huge for 2 person! Ideally it should be shared between 3-4 ppl. It's a warm chocolate cake with a bunch of sweets on top such as toffee, chocolate syrup, ice-cream and marshmallow. It was very good! But a little on the sweet side. I would prefer more ice-cream though. It was about $12-13. I think it's worth it since I don't do dessert often.
It's a small place, probably only 3-4 tables and a few seats around the cashier.

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Bean Flower4500 Kingsway, #1232, Burnaby
Nice lil place
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

This is a place to be if you want home-made tofu pudding and abit of snacks. They have good green milk tea, the taro is ok and the regular milk tea is ok. As for food, they have good dried noodles and yummy spicy wonton.

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Lime Restaurant1130 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Yummy in the Tummy!
Submitted Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

Found this place while reading someone's blog. Wow so glad I did!
I was so excited to come here cuz the website looked so tempting!
Came here on a quiet Sunday evening for dinner. Once we stepped in, it's like we're in a totally different part of town. It didn't feel like I was dining on Commercial Dr.
We ordered a bunch of stuff: Organic Green Tea ($3 in a very nice teapot), Miso Soup (nice & hot), Spicy Tuna roll (nicely put together but prefer it with cucumber), Edamame (yum), Crispy Avocado (lovely), Cabbage Roll (creamy), Toro Sushi (fresh) and desserts (delicious!).
Overall, for a satisfying meal, it's gonna cost you $25+/person. But it was all worth it. It's definitely 5x better than Hapa or Guu.
This is lovely place. I will definitely come back here to splurge again. They have live entertainment every night at 9pm. I would like to check that out one day.

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Capstone Tea & Fondue1429 Robson Street, Vancouver
It isn't as bad as what others say
Submitted Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 11:06am [Dine in]

I've been going here ever since it opened. Now it's busier than ever.
I can't say that they have the best of anything but it's a nice little place for drinks and fondue. This place is for snacking only. Don't expect to be full after the treats.
I've tried cheese and chocolate fondue before and they are equally good. I guess i prefer the chocolate because they give you more varieties to dip in. The food never took longer than 10 mins so I feel bad for the previous reviewer who had to wait 2hrs which was a shock to me.
At a place like this, don't expect premium service. If you need anything, simply wave them down.
Oh btw, they have this I don't remember what it's called, I think "ice-cream fondue". They roll out 6 lil scoops of yummy ice-cream and you can dip it in a mini chocolate fondue. It's really neat.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The2770 Esplanade Ave, Port Moody
Busy on a late Sunday night
Submitted Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 11:47am [Dine in]

I've always been a fan of Boathouse in Richmond so I assumed the service, food, etc is just like anywhere else.
The place, I must admit, was gorgeous. It kinda gave me this warm homey feel. The place was packed on a Sunday night so the 2 lovely hostesses kindly ask us to hang by the bar but we have to wait about 30mins. My partner was starving so we suggested to sit by the lounge which had this beautiful fireplace by the window.
Once we sat down, it took us awhile before we got our menu. Once we ordered, we waited for our food. Keep in mind, we were very hungry. After 15mins which felt like 45mins, we still didn't get our bread. And our server was nowhere in sight. She was always hanging around this other table full of girls which I found out were her friends. Her back was always facing towards us so we never got a chance to wave her down. When the food arrived, we forgot to ask her where our bread was. During our meals, we keep on wondering when she's gonna come by to ask us how we were doing. We were running out of water and we still wanted some bread to complete our meal. The funny thing is, when she finally came by, she just strolled by our table and asked us how was the food. Before I could even finish saying ONE word (I said, "goo" which supposed to be "good", she floated away like a ghost. In the end, I found out another table was complaining that they didn't get their complimentary bread and one of the "lounge staff" was like yeah...it's our policy that we don't give our bread in the lounge. This table had 6 ppl and I bet their tips just went down the drain. Omfg What kind of policy is this? I'm sure the customers were just as upset as us especially they had to pay for the basket of bread they asked for! Boathouse spent a fortune building this marvelous structure but they can't even afford a basket of bread? Because of this dumb situation, I'm never going back. I'll stick with Richmond's Boathouse.

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Sushi Hachi Restaurant8888 Odlin Crescent, #1278, Richmond
3rd time coming here
Submitted Friday, February 29, 2008 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

We always tend to bring foreign visitors here.
Even though their sashimi is the freshest in town, they are in tiny bite sizes and a little on the pricey side.
We ordered a bunch of sashimis. My guests tried the unagi (sea urchin) and they loved it. The unagi was presented it with their shells on side. I didn't know they could be so huge!
I must admit, their rolls are a little funny looking like it was put together by a 5yr old kid. It's sloppy and not cut into proportions. It's just a little odd for me. It still tasted decent though.
Reservation is recommended. They're only opened for dinner, I think 5pm-9pm. But they let you stay abit longer at the end of the night.

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FigMint Restaurant & Lounge500 West 12th Ave, Vancouver
Patience is the virtue
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

Went here with my family on a weekend. There is free valet parking btw. The place is quiet like other reviewers mentioned. Very relaxing. The 3 course meal is a pretty good deal for $32, since one regular entre is about $28-35. We had the shrimp w/ shellfish bisque which was creamy, the trout was perfect, the chicken had a very unique taste, someone ordered the ahi tuna but I didn't get to taste it and the dessert was pear tart w/ lemon sorbet. Somehow, in my opinion, a lot of items tasted very lemony (tangy) and it's abit too much for my taste buds to handle. Also the sauteed mushrooms were very sour! My tongue almost shriveled up.
Another down side was that the appys took 15mins (reasonable) and the entres took another 45mins (yikes). My stomach was about to eat itself while we were waiting. But in the end, I think everybody was pretty satisfied.

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Shiro is NOT my hero
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2007 - 10:56am [Dine in]

Went here w/ my partner and we were sooooo disappointed. Maybe we didn't order the right things?
Miso soup (was warm and nothing special, I tried better), Ebi Sunomono was ok (4 bucks for a lil bowl!), wild salmon sashimi was average (I prefer the fatty kinds but I had no choice), veg tempura was good (like any other restaurants) and spicy tuna roll (which was average). Everything was just average, nothing outstanding.

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Cafe Pacifica999 Canada Place, #300, Vancouver
A Little Misleading...
Submitted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

Went here for xmas "Angels Italien Dinner Buffet" and I expected to see a little choir of people dressing up in white. But instead it was a couple of Opera singers, the ones I normally see on a weekend. For $62 a person, that was what I expected. There were lots of appys (salads, ham, cheeses, beef carpaccio, bread, and ahi tuna. The ahi tuna would've been better if it didn't tasted so burnt. As for entres, there was lamb, pork chop, fish, shrimp skewers and pastas (cook by the chef). I was a little disappointed because there was no beef! And I don't think they had ham or turkey too! How traditional is that? Anyways talking about traditional, the wide selection of dessert looked nice but tasted unusual. I think everything was made traditionally: ginger cookies, some raisin blob that I thought it was brownie cake, jello in a glass that tasted worse than champagne, cold pre-made creme brulee, some cakes that I don't dare to try, etc. Overall, it was a very expensive experience. I learned my lesson.

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Brock House Restaurant3875 Point Grey Road, Vancouver
Went here when I was younger
Submitted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

When I was younger, probably 10-12 yrs old, I used to love coming here. The food is always good and I like it how it looks like we're inside a huge house.
Now in my early 20's, I'm impressed how nothing has changed at all. On Christmas 2005, my family and cousins came here for Xmas buffet and I was very happy that everything tasted so good. You know how it's hard to find a buffet that serves everything u like but we found it! There wasn't a huge variety of food but enough to stuff us up.
I will definitely plan on coming here for Xmas 2008.

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Adonia Tea House2057 West 41st Ave., Vancouver
Nice little place
Submitted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Sunday for some afternoon tea. It's a pretty little place kinda reminds me of an antique shop. It was quiet that day which was nice. We ordered the afternoon tea special for 2. We had 2 teas and some snacks (sandwich, dessert, croissant, etc). I had a good relaxing time there but it is a little pricey tho. I think the bill inc/ tips was $32. Oh well, it's a once a year experience.

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Sala Thai888 Burrard, #102, Vancouver
A little disappointing
Submitted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 3:51pm [Dine in]

Went there for lunch on a Sunday. It was quiet but I had to stand there for 2-3mins until someone noticed me. I ordered the Tom Kha soup and the lunch special (chicken skewer x2, rice spring roll x2, green salad and thai salad). The soup tasted ok, I've had better. I think there wasn't enough spices. There were lots of mushrooms and chicken. The special was ok also. The chicken was very marinated but kinda dry. The spring rolls were pretty good but I've never tried it w/ rice inside before. The thai salad was a little too tangy for me. I could barely finish half of it because it didn't meet my taste expectations. I was a little disappointed cuz I expected better since it's been in business for some time. I will not go again.

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Kingsway Sushi3665 Kingsway, #110, Vancouver
Not good enough for us to return
Submitted Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

Came here for a quick snack. We ordered regular menu. We had miso soup, spicy tuna roll, salmon sashimi and something else I don't remember. All I remember was we didn't finish the food. I think it's because it didn't taste fresh or taste as good as I thought. I saw other ppl have all you can eat so I guess maybe they're better. But if regular menu is not good, how good can AYCE be?
The service was good, our teas are constantly being refilled but that's about it. I will not come again.

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West Restaurant + Bar2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Mmmmm...
Submitted Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

I went here 1-2 yrs ago and I still remember my experience there. Didn't order much but their lobster risotto was orgasmic and unforgettable. The decor is beautiful. I would love to go again but I don't normally eat around there.

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Azia990 Smithe Street, Vancouver
Love the decor more than the food.
Submitted Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 6:56pm [Dine in]

When I stepped into this place, the decoration took my breath away.
But the food was average. Our waitress didn't speak fluent English so I didn't feel too comfortable asking her about anything on the menu. The fried calamari was ok, kinda like the ones I order at the dimsum restaurant for half the price. The caterpiller roll was good though. The rest was average. Overall I was disappointed because my friend that came with me wasn't too impressed with the taste. I wouldn't go again.

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Yaletown Brewing Co1111 Mainland St., Vancouver
Always Good
Submitted Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 2:30pm [Dine in]

I was shocked to see the other reviews because I experienced the total opposite. I went to the YBC three times. Once I went w/ bf 3 yrs ago and had the "famous" pizza and it was nice but not the best. I was afraid that the server may judge me b/c I was wearing scrubs that day. Good thing she treated us like any body else.
Second was a bday dinner 2 yrs ago, we took two full tables and we had no complaints. I don't remember what I ordered but I did finish the food.
Third time was few months ago where we tried the Taste of Yaletown menu. The hostess was friendly and our server was the best. I didn't get his name but he was awesome. We thought the Taste Menu will be tiny knowing that it was a $25 for a 3-course meal. We wanted to order a Mac N Cheese on the side but he suggested that we shouldn't b/c it's enough for 2 people. I didn't believe it at first cuz I eat a lot. But he did suggest us order a salmon salad to balance out the meal. When the food arrived, the food was HUGE and delicious. The entre was a beef burger and my mouth couldn't fit into it. I was so surprised. The salmon salad was better than I thought b/c I'm not too fond of salad or greens that look like my backyard. Even though the server was a little busy, he was still very attentive and constantly asking us if we're ok. At the end of the night, we were satisfied and very full.
This place is always busy and I do understand why. It's too bad that other people didn't get to experience what I had. Maybe give them another try.

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Bronco Belle BBQ & Grill4567 Lougheed Hwy, #735, Burnaby
Very Poor Service
Submitted Sunday, December 9, 2007 - 1:08am [Dine in]

Just because they have pretty good marinated meat does make them the Queens of the world. Every time I go there, the service is terrible. They seem to maintain a "ehhh whatever" attitude towards me and other customers. And, they never say "thank you" or even tell me how much change they give me. I like their steak sandwich, even though they're quite small. It's just something different from other food court food. But I always feel uneasy ordering from them. I bet if they actually smarten up and greet their customer with a smile, they'll get 50-75% more business.

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Joey1424 West Broadway, Vancouver
Atmosphere is Incredible, but food is just ok
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2007 - 5:07pm [Dine in]

I was curious about this place so I finally get to check it out during dinner time. At 6pm on a Friday the place was packed to maximum. Waited 15mins which is reasonable. Was offered 2 tasters, steak w/ cream sauce on a spoon (yum) & juice cocktail in a shooter cup. I thought that was neat and I was very hungry. This restaurant is huge and the decor is gorgeous, kinda feels like Cactus Club but kicked up 5 notches. We ordered Mushroom Soup, Fish Taco, Lobster Ravioli and something like a Cali Roll wrapped w/ crispy wonton shell. The soup was soooooo salty that a Tropical fish would swim in it. The Cali thing was a good idea but it didn't meet my expectations. The Fish Taco which the server recommended, was just as salty. My tongue was practically numb by then. If I was craving for salty food, I can just buy myself a bag of chips but this is just too gross. Ok, as for the Lobster Ravioli, what could go wrong w/ Lobster? Well...there isn't anything wrong but it was kinda bland. Couldn't really taste the lobster. The pasta sauce wasn't flavorful at all. Overall, my food experience at Joey's wasn't as good as I hoped for. I wouldn't go again unless it's a bday party.

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