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isaidwowVancouverSince April 4, 20105 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)

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My Greek Taverna946 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
Food Was Way Too Salty, But Otherwise a Decent Experience
Submitted Friday, September 10, 2010 - 11:31pm [Dine in]

My gf and I came here tonight which was a Friday, so it was fairly busy at 7pm. After about a 15 minute wait, we were seated at a small table that was between two other couples. It felt like we were a little TOO close to the adjacent tables, it was a bit of a tight squeeze there. Could hear almost everything they were saying, I'd rather have a bit more privacy when I dine out with my lady. The restaurant was incredibly loud with conversation, which some people like (adds to ambience?). It was a bit too loud for my liking.

The host and waitress were very friendly and prompt, it seemed like all their waitresses were smiling and friendly actually. I ordered the lamb chops and my gf ordered the chicken souvlaki. The food came in about 10 minutes, pretty quick for such a busy dinner time. The portions looked pretty big, not bad for 12.95 and 15.95 respectively.

Unfortunately, I couldn't really enjoy my meal because my lamb chops were WAAAY too salty. I have greek food regularly, and this was by far the saltiest greek, actually ANY cuisine food I can remember eating. I kept having to drink my ice water to satiate my thirst. The huge potato was fairly tasty, but again, too salty. I had a piece of my gf's chicken, and it was too dry and salty for my liking (portions again, were generous).

Because of how salty my meal was, I was and still am thirsty all evening as I type this. Still, my experience could've just been an anomaly and I would try this restaurant again if I was invited by others, but it would not be my first choice.

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Mui Ngo Gai2408 Nanimo Street, Vancouver
My Favourite Vietnamese Restaurant
Submitted Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

This little gem of a restaurant hasn't been around for too long (says my Vietnamese friend), but it looks like it's quickly getting more popular as it's more and more busy everytime I go.

Went there today and ordered a #62 chicken with spring rolls on vermicelli for myself, and a #23 rare beef with brisket and tripe pho for m'ladyfriend.

The food is always excellent, the prices are on-par to perhaps a little bit pricey compared to other places, and the service is fantastic. I'm always greeted with a smile, and the food comes out pretty quickly. The take-out experience is solid too, as the wait isn't too long.

The vibe I get from this place when I do eat-in is comfy. I love the decorations, and the patrons there are usually friendly and family-oriented unlike other more "intimidating" Vietnamese places.

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Cumpari Gelato & Caffe535 North Road, Coquitlam
Unbelievably Small Portions for Such A High Price, But Nice Place
Submitted Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

Went there today for the first time with m'ladyfriend and shared a medium ice cream (2 flavours). Was really surprised that the ice cream was mushed down so that it fit below the top lip of the (rather small) cup. I thought it was ridiculously small for $5.00 even though the ice cream tasted great.

Also ordered a slice of cake to go, and it was just under $9.00. The prices weren't displayed anywhere that I could see, til the cashier rung it up. Was expecting to pay around $4.00 for such a small piece.

Might go there again as it's the only gelato place near that area, and the decor is rather nice.

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Kettle of Fish, A900 Pacific Street, Vancouver
Great Atmosphere and Food, Terrible Service and Value
Submitted Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

Came here recently with m'ladyfriend for an early dinner shortly after they opened for the evening. Was greeted and seated by the extremely polite host.

First thing we noticed was how nice the restaurant's interior is. Loved the trees, and the various instruments and decorations inside.

It was really empty in there in terms of patrons (we figured it's cause it was still early evening), but the waiter took a while to take our order. As we were not terribly hungry, we ordered the Appetizer Sampler, which had fried oysters, gyozas, ribs etc. and shared a Sablefish entree.

The waiter seemed disappointed that we "only" ordered so little and asked if we wanted wine as well (to up the tip I'm guessing). We said no thanks, and he proceeded to clang the wine glasses together loudly and then angrily slammed them on the table before leaving. We found this extremely rude. Just because there's a lack of patrons (on a weekend night!) so he won't get much tips tonight doesn't give him a right to blame us for it.

The appetizer sampler came and it was rather delicious, albeit somewhat too salty. The Sablefish was tasty but EXTREMELY small, and not even big enough to feed 1 person. Throughout the meal, our waiter looked angry as he walked back and forth, and seemed annoyed when I asked for the bill.

We promptly asked for the bill and left, but I feel obligated to reiterate that the host was very friendly again as we left.

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Burgoo3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Disappointing Compared to Main St Location
Submitted Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 11:39pm [Dine in]

Went there today for lunch, and was greeted and seated promptly by the hostess. It was the first time coming to this location after having frequented the Main St Vancouver location numerous times.

Loved the ambience (no change here from Main St), but here is where the experience started degrading. The waitress did not seem friendly or caring at all, I would definitely describe her as "probably not having a good day" from the looks of it. Her demeanor changed little as the meal went on, it's just a really uneasy feeling when you get the feeling the waitress doesn't want you there, or SHE doesn't want to be there. I don't expect my waiters and waitresses to chat us up for the whole meal, but a simple smile would go a long way.

I ordered what I usually get: A Chicken Caesar Clubhouse sandwich and a Pacific Chowder soup. The sandwich was a lot smaller than what I ALWAYS get at the Main St location, there was barely any chicken, and the bread was toasted way too much with burnt spots and a hard texture.

The soup tasted "good for a canned soup", but it almost tasted like there were ingredients that were past its expiry dates. Mind you, I absolutely LOVE this soup at the Main location, so I don't know what went wrong here.

In short, I will not be visiting this location again, even if I'm in the area.

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