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indigo19Shaugnessy VancouverSince September 26, 200816 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value3 (3.1)
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Fish House In Stanley Park, The8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Worth one's time
Submitted Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

We went here a while back and I hope we go again soon!
Food: We ordered King Crab Legs, yam fries and mussels for appies, -The Crab was AMAZING. I wish the portions were a bit larger,( 3 legs). The mussels were plentiful and in a fantastic tomato broth. The yam fries were good, not too salty. My sister ordered the chicken strips and fries, (huge portion) I got the salad with bocconcini, the tomatoes, and spinach, the dressing was nice, the tomatoes not to my liking, the bocconcini and spinach was allright, the portion was tiny. My parens both ordered some kind of fish plate with veggies and potatoes each, which included beautiful salmon, halibut, mahi mahi, tiger praws, and scallops. Needless to say, I had to share some of that.
DELICIOUS.
Service: Good. Attentive waitress and speedy food.
Value: good. Not cheap, it's seafood, but not going to kill your wallet.
Ambiance: Beautiful heritage house, good lighting. The tables are adjacent to a little patio, perfect for fresh air. :)

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Daikichi Sushi1739 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Abysmal, then angry service. :/
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

We were cruising up and down Marine Drive, looking for a good sushi place. Dundarave Sushi, our favorite, was full and very busy, and we wanted to eat soon. Daikichi Sushi looked nice from the outside. We walked in to a beautiful, well lit room, which wasn't large but they had used the space well. The server literally ordered us to "Sit by the window! Sit by the window!" Although there were quite a few empty tables. We chose to instead sit at the bar. The menu is extensive, with lots of specialty rolls, and most of the selection is beautifully photographed.
This is where it goes even more downhill.

We ordered the Dinner Combo D, a basic bento box, in addition to a Spicy Tuna Roll, a Chopped Scallop Roll and an Alaska Roll. We waited for about 20 minutes for the bento, which was fine. From the look of the hassled chefs, the incessant ringing of the phone and the takeout boxes piled on the counter, they were taking quite a few takeout orders, rather than bothering to serve the customers inside the restaurant. The couple behind us had to ask for their food after only receiving their appetizers. By now we had been in the restaurant for about 45 minutes. Another elderly Japanese couple behind us left without receiving anything, it appears they were forgotten. :(
So the Alaska Roll finally arrives. It is beautifully presented, but is made with smoked salmon both inside and on top of the roll. The photograph on the menu stated otherwise, and there was no mention of smoked salmon in the dish description. We were challenged by the angry waitress who repeated, "Alaska Roll. Alaska Roll." She was in error. We asked for a menu and noticed that the other rolls indicated whether it was fresh or smoked, but the waitress argued, saying it did say.
The food is great, the chefs are polite, but it takes WAY too long to get anything, and the waitress needs to learn how to serve. (She was also the only waitress in the restaurant.) Management clearly needs to spend something on service/wages.
Don't waste your time here, there are many alternatives on Marine.

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Khunnai Chang Thai Cuisine835 Denman St., Vancouver
Beautiful Place
Submitted Friday, February 13, 2009 - 3:57pm [Dine in]

I <3 Khunnai Chang. We went here with a Thai friend who knows the owners. We started off with a small bowl of lovely hot soup-plenty of straw mushrooms, nice and spicy. I ordered one of the lunch plates including a generous portion of Pad Thai, a spring roll and rice. The Pad thai is great, and the serve it with lime, which was nice since I find a I have to ask for it a lot of the time. The spring roll was, I believe, possibly the best spring roll I've had in my life. It wasn't too greasy and was full of veggies. Our server, a Caucasian man, spoke fluent Thai and was a great waiter--didn't hang around, just worked on some paperwork behind the counter, yet always seemed to know when to appear. The decor is quaint and minimalistic, but totally not in your face. Our bill was fine, not cheap, but definitely not expensive.
Highly recommended--not to be missed. Extensive menu and great service.

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Dundarave Sushi2459 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Excellent!
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 8:05pm [Dine in]

I've come here twice and love it so much.

First time:

Food: We ordered the beef teriyaki bento box, the 18 piece roll combo with a yam roll, california roll and tuna roll, and hokkigai, salmon and negitoro nigiri. The fish was DELICIOUS. The bento comes with tempura, salad, miso, rice and 3 pieces of California roll, as well as tender beef on a bed of marinated cabbage. The rolls are great, neatly made and well presented. I burned my mouth on the tempura--careful, it's very hot. (Which shows it's freshly made :)

Service: The one waitress was a bit abrupt, and never said anything besides Uh huh, nor did she ever smile, but she gave us our food quickly. She looked a bit inconvenienced when we asked her to pack up the leftovers.

Value: Our bill came to only 17.45.

Ambiance: It's a small place, but it's clean.

Second time around, we were remembered and got a smile from the waitress! This time we ordered the chicken bento, the roll combo again and a chopped scallop roll. We were sitting at the bar and asked the chef to substitute the tuna roll for negitoro, and he happily complied with no extra charge! The chopped scallop roll was fantastic, and the chicken bento was just was good as the beef. Again, the bill was small, only 17.75!! However,
when we asked the waitress to pack up our leftovers, she only packed the chicken. Maybe they have an issue with that, I don't know.

All in all, great for some good, fast, inexpensive sushi. Not to be missed.

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Red Door Pan Asian Grill2996 Granville St, Vancouver
Yet To Disappoint
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

I love the Red Door so much. Often, we get takeout, and usually order the Hokkein Noodles and green beans without the pork. The noodles are spicy, the dish is full of delicious seafood, and it's always piping hot. The green beans are a little oily, but there's tons of flavourful garlic. The jasmine rice is also delicious and fragrant. Servers are attentive, friendly, and helpful, everything a server should be. Good portion size. Beautiful decor. This place is not to be missed!

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Blueberry World Frozen Yogurt1703 Robson Street, Vancouver
Actually tastes like yogurt :)
Submitted Friday, January 9, 2009 - 9:30pm [Dine in]

I had the choice between Blueberry and McDonalds for a refreshing treat--I decided to go
with Blueberry. First time there, the server was very friendly and gave us large free samples of both yougurts (green tea or normal) I decided to go with normal. I got a small with chocolate syrup, blueberries and blackberries. It was delicious. I am personally a huge fan of Yogen Fruz, but if you're looking for a little something different, try Blueberry. For those unaccustomed to real yogurt taste, which is a bit tangy and not as icecream-like as Yogen Fruz(because YF uses vanilla yogurt I think) try it with the chocolate syrup. Huge array of toppings to choose from--from pineapples and chocolate to gummi bears and kiwi pieces. A bit expensive, but they are not stingy with the yogurt(you may have to ask for more toppings, however. In the words of Jones Soda ompany--"Run with the little guy, create some change."

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Mr. Ho Wonton house6731 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great Chinese!!
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 3:27pm [Dine in]

I haven't been here a while but certainly would like to go again. It is always busy and we usually have to wait 10-15 minutes to get a table, but it's worth it.My family usually orders a few mains, last time we ordered lemon chicken, gingerbeef hotpot, chowmein, rice, beef with broccoli and shrimp with vegetables. Perfect sauce balance, always hot and delicious. The place is always packed so if you're short on time I reccomend takeout.

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Tandoori Palace1439 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Jewel of a Place
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 2:01pm [Dine in]

I'm a regular at this jewel of a restaurant, and have never left disappointed. I love the food here, and it's definitely worth your money. Usually, I order the butter chicken with rice and naan, with some spicy green chili chutney (I think it's green chili) and raita. The butter chicken is unlike any I've ever tasted. Tender chicken in a creamy tomato butter sauce, with a little spicy kick. The naan is delicious and I usually have to order more :) The rice is fragrant and tender, the raita is cooling and refreshing. I love taking a small piece of naan, adding rice, butter chicken, the chutney and raita, rolling it up and enjoying a little donair of sorts. Messy, but delicious!! The chai tea is great, but make sure you add sugar, it's pretty bitter and sorta gross if you don't. Last time I tried the haiibut curry--HIGHLY reccomended. The fish is perfectly cooked and the curry rivals the butter chicken. I ordered all this, and the bill was only around $20. It's a small, noisy place, and I usually try to sit with my back to the TV which seems to always be showing quite awkward Indian romances. But overall, if you get past the atmosphere and just focus on the food, value, and polite service, you won't be disappointed.

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Pho 99 Vietnamese Noodle House403 North Road, #302, Coquitlam
Meh
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2008 - 6:03pm [Dine in]

We were greeted at the door by our unsmiling host who stabbed her finger at a table and told us to sit. We ordered 3 #73s (Vermicelli Bowl with Grilled Chicken and Prawns) and a Noodle with CHicken Ball soup. We then ordered some salad rolls. Our dish of basil and bean sprouts came with one slice of lime, when we tried to rectify the situation by ordering more lime our waitress argued, saying our meal wouldn't taste good with lime. (maybe trying to save a few cents on limes, I don't know.) Finally, she came back, dropped the saucer of lime on the table, and left without another word.

Food-Quite good. The shrimp didn't look very well cleaned, but the peanut sauce was delicious. CHicken in the soup tasted off. But the griled chicken was good.
Ambience- The wood paneling the walls had holes all through it (wormwood) which was kinda gross. ONe of the waitresses was peeling shrimp at the adjacent table with her bare hands, and coughing all over it. THe jalapeno that the soup came with was yellow and scratched up.
Value- We payed 38$ for 2 salad rolls, a small bowl of soup, and 3 bowls of Bun (Vermicelli bowl)

Overall, food is good--but you'd be hardpressed to actually eat in the restaurant. Definetly take out!

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Main Dining Room833 Denman Street, Vancouver
Language Barrier Messed UpOur Meal
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2008 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

We were starving and it was a cold day. It's a nice clean little place, only one waiter though that I could see. There were 4 of us. We ordered a lunch special but asked to substitute the sweet n sour pork for Kung Pao chicken. A large bowl of mushroom soup arrived. We assumed it was an appetizer and began eating. 45 minutes later we flagged down the waiter and asked him what was taking so long. Apparently, he was under the impression that this was all we had ordered!!!!!
Once ecplained, he quickly rectified the situation which was appreciated and the rest of our food arrived in about 8 minutes. Nice, but make sure your waiter understands exactly what it is you want, or you and your stomach will highly regret it!!!

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Bearfoot Bistro4121 Village Green, Whistler
Wow..just wow.
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2008 - 3:34pm [Dine in]

Amazing place! Treated like royalty here...
I ordered the seared rare ahi tuna with shitake mushroom shavings. It was simply delectable, and you got quite a lot for the price. My Mom had some fantastic champagne and overall the experience was simply amazing. Highly reccomended.
Definetly will be back next time we're in Whistler.

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Ric's Grill4154 Village Green, Whistler
Worst Waitress EVER
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2008 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

My family and I were staying at The Crystal Lodge in the Village. There was a Ric's Grill in the Hotel, so we decided to check it out. My sister ordered the Chicken Strips--they were tough, but hey, chicken strips are like that, I guess. I ordered a well done steak. Throughout this, we were not once asked to have our drinks refilled. Much later, our food was brought by the unsmiling waitress. I could barely cut my steak, much less chew it it was so overdone. When brought to the attention of the waitress, she stared and said patronizingly, "Umm, that's actually how you ordered it. Well done. " I told her that it was so tough I could barely chew it. She took it away in a huff and brought me a medium well, which was better I guess. The garlic bread it came with was tasty. Okay food, but the service needs to improve big time.

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Opera Sushi1640 W. Broadway St., Vancouver
Terrible Value
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:34pm [Dine in]

1 Caliornia roll and one Spicy Scallop roll came to over $18. The sushi was warm (?) and too salty. Neer going back again. The purple rice was innovative,but not AT ALL what I was expecting after hearing raving reviews. Nice opera though. Rolls were good size, but terrible. The yellow logo of the face gave me nightmares. The grains of rice were qite mushy and they gave us one pack of soysauce for takeout. THe nori was chewy. But, by all means, go ahead, the nutritional benefits are supposed to be quite extensive.

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Legendary Noodle1074 Denman Street, Vancouver
Erm...
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

The sesme noodle dish had to be sent back because it was lukewarm. Upon asking it to be reheated, the waitress tried to add more chilies--thinking we meant spicy, not warm. The noodles in soup with beef was unflavouful. However, the lamb shank was huge and that was quite a good dish. You may be dissapointed with the food, but give it a try.

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Moxie's Classic Grill1759 West Broadway, Vancouver
Meh--but nice washrooms
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

Oh God. If a server popping up every 2 minutes wanting to know if we were done with our drinks is good, then yes. The Avocado Spring Rolls were meh. I was expecting a little more flavour on them, but quite good value. the Chili sauce accompanying them completely masked anyhint of taste. Calamari was alright, but it was quite a tinyplate, as were the Szechuan Stir fry noodles with shrimp. You could buy a box of Simply Asia noodles and add shrimp for a fraction of the price of these. Wonder how much the washrooms costed to renovate? Maybe they could take a bit of that money and put it into a bigger selection of desserts.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Tojo Traditions
Submitted Thursday, September 25, 2008 - 6:00pm [Dine in]

Yes, it's overpriced. Yes, it's amazing food.

The first time I went to Tojo's, I was at the other location (the new one does more justice to the food). Our server overcharged us and became quite upset whn we figured this out. The second time, I was at the Broadway location--it was quite funny, because the same waiter looked at my Dad and said "Ohhh, I think I have served you before sir.." However, upon biting into a decadent piece of Toro, I discovered and almost choked on a bone. Imagine! A bone in a piece of fish costing upward of $4.00. Quite crazy. Needless to say, that soured my third experience (no, I didn't order Toro again) in which our server seemed to pop up every 5 minutes wanting to see if we were done with our table. A "Great Pacific Roll" ( salmon and avacado) cost $18.00...cmpared to a $3.75 roll of the same ingredients at most other Japanese restaurants. Altogether, an experiece not to be missed.
Remember, Tojo invented the California roll, the BC roll, the Spider Roll, and the idea of putting the rice on the outside of a roll.

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