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itadakimasuVancouverSince May 24, 2008101 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3)
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  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Happy Together Chinese Bistro546 West Broadway, Vancouver
newest Chinese place in the area
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2008 - 4:20pm [Dine in]

ok, I've been here for lunch a half dozen times since they opened this year and i've tried only the $5.99 lunch specials but it's always been good. The shredded pork dish is my favourite. It always comes with free soup just like Chinatown back in the day. and a helping of steam rice. I always take the leftover home. The lady there is always smiling and attentive and the place is spotless clean (try to say that about most asian restaurants). I bet the dinner menu would be awesome; will try and report back to you.

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Original Tandoori Kitchen3790 Canada Way, #109, Burnaby
My favorite Indian in Burnaby
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2008 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

I'm definitely not an expert in Indian cuisine but I really like this place and its sister restaurant in Whistler. We order papadums, peshwari nam, garlic nam, butter chicken, biryani rice, kachumber salad, tandoori, etc. and it's always consistently good. The staff here (they might be family members) are freindly and efficient. They've never made errors in our many take out orders. One of the new staff was making lots of mistakes one busy friday night but the manager was apologetic and did what was right to keep customers happy. The Whistler one is as good in my opinion but the prices are steeper or course.

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Irish Heather210 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Cool in many ways
Submitted Friday, November 14, 2008 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

stopped by for some drinks and snacks before the C'nuck's game on a rainy night. The neighborhood, although gritty and rough, is part of the fun; like being in a bladerunner-type movie set. the new digs are cool and clean. the beers were cold and service was fast and professional. The meat platter was excellent. The sausages and fries as well. Way better than usual pub food. This area is slowly starting to improve and more bars and restaurants are moving in. Someone please open something like this in Burnaby!

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Earls901 W. Broadway, Vancouver
really good or just ok.
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 6:14pm [Dine in]

Usually this place is decent; good-looking young efficient staff takes care of you and the food is usually solid. But occasionally a dish will be poor (limpy soggy caesar salad) but that's rare. Food is better than nearby Cactus Club or Swiss Chalet. Parking can be a challenge so park it on Henning. Earl's has become a Vancouver institution and it's well deserved.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Soooo Tasty
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

Been going here 2-3 x's/year for many years and never been disappointed with the food. Always delicious and consistent. One of my favourite places. Today we ordered takeout for an office lunch and each dish was outstanding: Nasi Goreng, Sambal Bunchies, Kai Lan w/salted fish, salt & garlic shrimp, Hainanese Chicken & rice. All these guys need to do now is add "service with a smile" and maybe open a location near my home.

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Pho Kim Penh Xe Lua540 West Broadway, Vancouver
consistently good if you can stand the decor
Submitted Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 2:19pm [Dine in]

I eat lunch here often. I can never remember the name but who cares. The taste of the Pho soup is always exactly the same: good and comforting. I'm not a Pho expert but it hits the spot especially on those rainy cold days. The service is friendly and fast. They always serve tea as well. Unfortunately, the decor is brutally tacky and the place kind of dirty looking but it's one of them hole-n-the-walls and it's cheap. The Banh Mi sandwiches are decent. Cash only.

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Great but not unique
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 12:48pm [Dine in]

Two of us dined here on a weeknight and place was 80% full while other nearby spots were nearly empty. Sat near the sushi bar and started out with raw oysters which were great; good selection of west and east coast. Next went with sushi which is as good as it gets in Vancity (but New York prices; $5+ for one red tuna nigiri) but limited selection. The entrees were salmon which looked good, and shrimp cocktail appy which was kind of bland. dessert and a beer, wine and sake and the bill is $260 + tip. Overall a good meal and setting but way over my budget if it were not a business meal.

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Domenico's5625 East Hasting Street, Burnaby
favorite Italian in North Bby
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 5:49pm [Dine in]

We've been going here regularly since they opened maybe five years ago. The food is always good and consistant (no suprises) because the boss is always cooking in the back. The pizza is gourmet, the pasta is decent and the salad is fresh. There are better italian restaurants in the GVRD but this one's the best in my neighborhood.

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Isami Sushi4603 Kingsway, #6, Burnaby
no suprises here
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 10:10am [Dine in]

I guess you could call us "regulars" here. We go mainly because of convenience (it's close to where we are) and consistency in the food and service. The staff are friendly and helpful. There are only a couple of other real japanese restaurants in the area (Kura [pricey], Hi-Genki [no liquor]) so we'll continue being regulars.

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East No 1 Seafood Restaurant2800 E 1st Avenue, Suite 302, Vancouver
Good food outweighs problems
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 10:05am [Dine in]

Been here many times for dinner and dim sum. I don't speak a word of Cantonese or other chinese dialects but that has not caused any problems. Maybe it's actually better we don't know what's going on or what the staff is saying about us. Who cares? the food is always delicious; perhaps $35 for a 1.5 lb steamed rock cod is a little pricey but it's to die for. Parking on Refrew is always easy; even on the busy sunday dim sum days. Closest thing to HongKong I've seen in Vancity.

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Alpha Global Sushi & Bar1099 Richards St, Vancouver
Good Ikakaya-style place in Yaletown
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Checked this place out for the first time on the weekend after a tip from a friend. They've been open for three years but I'd never heard about them; could be the unusual name; but glad to know there's somewhere for authentic japanese eats in Yaletown. The Natto Bomb, Mentaiko Udon and Yakisoba was all good. The daikon salad was not as good as Gyoza King or Toratatsu but decent. Weird menu concept; would be nicer to have a regular-style menu with pictures but that's my only complaint.

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Kilala Sushi Bar4749 East Hastings Street, Burnaby
Lucky to have this place in the 'hood
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 11:46am [Dine in]

I've been a regular here since they opened and the reason I'm a regular is because it's the best sushi within a 4km radius. Sure there's restaurants with more selection and better ambiance but not in North Bby. The owners and only workers (a husband and wife) are always friendly; they've never made an error or our orders. My only complaints are I'd like to see more selection and maybe a liquor licence but I'm sure that would add big costs for them. So accept this place as it is: a cheap, convenient japanese-owned and operated little sushi bar right in the neighborhood.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
A unique experience
Submitted Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:12am [Dine in]

A lot of very positive and very negative reviews here that's expected. First of all, I agree with the other reviewer who said people in Vancouver expect japanese food to be cheap and very few can imagine paying $100+ for a meal. But when yuo go to Tojo's, it's an experience you cannot find in any other japanese restaurant in Vancouver. I've sat at the bar and at tables. I've had some bad experiences with one or two of the servers (yes, they're sometimes aggressive) but other times they are very observant and on the ball. When you go with omakase, you'll be served works of art. The room is gorgeous and slick. Tojo himself is visible and approachable. If you want to experience the ultimate ripoff in japanese cuisine, try Nobu in the US which shouldn't even be called japanese. Go to Tojo's with an open mind and enjoy.

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Cactus Club Cafe575 West Broadway, Vancouver
views outweigh food
Submitted Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 10:01am [Dine in]

This is the only "hip" restaurant in the neighborhood so I might go there to get a Yaletown feel. Unfortunately, the food sucks. My steak was tough and hard to swallow. The brown rice was a heavy clump on tasteless starch. On the positive side, the beer was cold and the waitress was friendly and easy on the eyes. Oh yeah, that table in the corner near the patio door is good size for ten-year olds, but I was practically spooning my dining partner....and he was across the table from me!! Forget Feenie; get some real cooks in here.

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Toyotomi Japanese Restaurant4121 Hastings St, Burnaby
odour issues
Submitted Thursday, September 4, 2008 - 9:53am [Dine in]

A friend and I were desperate for japanese food and our usual sushi place on Hastings was closed for vacation so we went to Toyotomi. I've taken out here before but first time sitting in. The first impression walking in is the strange odour, possibly dishwasher smell. The food was nothing special; basically non-authentic, regular vancouver california rolls and farmed salmon nigiri that you can get at any non-Japanese owned sushi places. Also what's with the metal chopstick?! not only do they get very hot while eating hot soup but they leave a weird tingling sensation on my gold fillings. Let's stick with wooden chopsticks. It's time to set up a separate catagory for non-Japanese operated "Japanese"-style restaurants!

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill823 Denman St, Vancouver
only one complaint
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2008 - 9:35am [Dine in]

I like this place because it's similar to the other izakaya's in the area and has that Japan-feel to it. The food is good and creative, the servers are attentive and the ambience is comfortable. The only complaint from my last visit was the smell of detergent probably from the freshly mopped floor. Good value at $66 (not incl tip) for 3 adults & 1 small child with two large sake's.

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Yoshi Japanese Restaurant689 Denman Street, Vancouver
Mediocre at best
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2008 - 9:32am [Dine in]

I've been here a couple times now and nothing too memorable. Two good things: free u/g parking with a security guard watching your car, and attentive servers refilling tea cups without asking. The food and ambience, unfortunately was mediocre; not much different than a Daimasu or equivalent. Agedashi tofu, sushi and tempura was the same old style. The decor is so 90's and they should be promoting their patio but weren't taking advantage of their good location.

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Toratatsu735 Denman, Vancouver
My new favorite
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2008 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

Like the reviewer below, I was getting a little tired of Gyoza King and Hapa (which I both still like) so had to try this place. The decor is cool and comfy. The service friendly (always smiling) and the food was great! familiar dishes like Agedashi Tofu but with a twist (yama imo potato on top with tasty sauce). We also had the daikon salad (those are little fish sprinkled on top) which was so good, had to order a second. The Ishiyaki rice was similar to Hapa's and the Yaki Onigiri's has seasoned veggies mixed in. Total bill for two adults and three kids (w/L sake) = just over $72. We will be back!!

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Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
don't change
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

This is still our family's favorite restaurant. We keep going back after all these years and order the same things (pork & chive gyozas, gyu-shabu salad, chicken udon, etc). It always tastes delicious and consistent. Sure there's the occasional mistake but the food tastes like it does in Japan. The service is good; those girls hussle so tip em good. The place needs a facelift but as long as it's clean, who cares. Please add natto back on the menu!

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Peaceful Restaurant532 West Broadway, Vancouver
Refreshing to see enthusiasm
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:46pm [Dine in]

I took out lunch here today and had dinner for the first time here last week. Nice to see a good Northern Chinese restaurant on Broadway & Cambie. The beef rolls were good and reminded me of Peking Duck. The Szechwan cucumber dish was refreshing and different. The Kung Pao and Green Beans were pretty standard. But the nice part of the experience was the enthusiasm of the staff (I understand this is a family-run biz) and friendliness. The menu is huge so I'll keep going back ad trying more things.

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