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J_BoneDowntown, VancouverSince February 3, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Okada Sushi Japanese Restaurant888 Nelson Street, M101, Vancouver
My 2 cents
Submitted Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 12:38am [Dine in]

I finally tried this place tonight. Unlike other reviewers, I think the price is about right, if not good value, for the quality of the food you receive. My gf and I both agreed, it was the best tempura and agaedashi tofu we've had. The sushi was certainly amongst the best I've had. They had an extensive and fairly creative specials menu, of which we tried the BBQ mackerel, which was quite tasty.

As for the restaurant itself, it's OK. If I was picky, I'd say that it'd be nicer if it had booths instead of tables and chair, and maybe mellower lighting. That's about all it needs. My gf and I will definitely be going back when we are craving sushi and don't want to go rock bottom for price- that's when we go to Kadoya ;)

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Cassis420 W Pender, Vancouver
I promise I'll post again if I go back again
Submitted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

I really was looking forward to trying this place, but unfortunately like the last poster, I went for their Valentine's Day dinner. First of all, we were hoping to just try their regular menu, and we weren't told when reserving that it was a special Valentine's Day menu. Also like the last poster, we were disappointed with what was being offered and the price it was being offered at.

The service was OK. We walked in and I noticed there was a coat rack with many coats on it but nobody offered to take our coats. We ended up putting them on our chairs. Our server was OK. He wasn't totally pro but friendly enough I guess.

As I posted I will update my review if I go back there. Until then I hope they take heart and next Valentine's Day make sure they offer the same value they have been praised for the rest of the year.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Solid Food, Nice Atmosphere
Submitted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 6:41pm [Dine in]

The Reef. With all the trendsters hanging out here, it has no right being as good as it is.

I notice some people say this place is expensive. The entrees here range from $10-15 and it is plenty of food. I think that is pretty good for the quality and presentation of the food. Maybe this is just about ideal for what one should reasonably expect in this price range.

Anyways, the last time I went the server was very nice and the food was delivered to us less than 10 minutes after we ordered it- pretty damn efficient. They have a nice selection of beers with a Caribbean theme. Bottom line, you have a craving for something a little different and you like food with a lot of flavour, why not try the Reef.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
Take-out is the way to go
Submitted Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 10:30am [Dine in]

Stepho's is the restaurant i order out from the most. The food is dirt cheap, the portions are very generous, and the lamb is tender enough to cut with a cheap plastic fork.

The line-ups, however, suck. Take-out is the way to go. However, lunchtime isn't as busy and is a good time to try this place. All-in-all, Stepho's is undeniably a West End icon and is very popular with locals and visitors alike.

The kalamari is good, I almost always get the roast lamb which has to be one of the best deals in the city.

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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Thasss right
Submitted Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 10:25am [Dine in]

So you and your date want to have a nice meal before you head to the opera? Go somewhere else.

This place is low-lit, the tables and chairs look like they were picked up at value-village, and hip-hop can be heard blaring out of the speakers. And this is all part of this restaurants charm. Young hipsters-hippy types arrive and sit in groups. I had a combo platter with my gf ($11) and we ended up sending like half of it back because we were so full (although granted I had already eaten). The hummous was very tasty. Unfortunately, the beer was a little flat, maybe they didn't tap the keg properly that night.

I saw some complaints about the service but I have no issues- only went the once, mind you. All in all, a nice place to relax and not worry about impressing anyone, just kicking back in your hoody and sneakers and enjoying the atmosphere and good vegetarian cuisine.

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Paesano's Fine Italian Cuisine4800 No. 3 Road, #133, Richmond
Went with a huge group
Submitted Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 10:19am [Dine in]

She took our drink orders right away (one server for all 30 of us).

She came back in 40 minutes asking what we wanted for dinner- we responded that we hadn't received menus yet. An honest mistake I suppose.

We ordered, food took a while (we were a huge group in all fairness). One server serving everyone. By the time the last people got their food, the first people had the toothpicks out.

i ordered the seafood linquine, it was a special, and was decent food, lots of seafood inside and a generous portion. I felt sorry for my cousin who ordered the Lasagne, he was joking he'd have to stop at Wendy's on the way home to fill up. There was no bread to start, and I only received parmesan cheese because I asked for it. Also, no-one came with a pepper mill which I thought was a little odd.

The dessert was enormous and very tasty (tiramisu). The mud pie looked tasty as well.

They refused to split our bill up because we were such a huge group and the (owner?) made a snide comment interjecting in our conversation whilst we tallied the bill on our own using their calculators. Everyone left really unhappy as some paid more than what they ate because calculating the bill was a total headache. For this reason, and the fact that some of the waitresses were a little rude (forcing past, etc,), and that the bathrooms seem to double as storage closets, I know I will not be returning willingly to Paesano's.

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Who are these people?
Submitted Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 4:51am [Dine in]

I've read so many nasty reviews for Nu, I can only assume some of them are working for the competition.

I went to Nu for the Dine-Out Vancouver promotion. The place is nicely done, very modern looking. The waitresses were nice and friendly, and reasonably attentive.

The food was good, about what you'd expect from this level of restaurant.

I would go back, if only to enjoy a cocktail and have an appy and enjoy the beautiful view.

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El Taco738 Davie Street, #3, Vancouver
These ratings don't do this place justice
Submitted Saturday, February 3, 2007 - 4:48am [Dine in]

The star ratings may not seem high, but they don't tell the whole story.

This place is certainly solid, and always fast. Fine dining this ain't, but decent affordable grub it is where so many other restaurants fail.

It's my favorite place nearby to my house when I want a quick meal for a reasonable price. I've never been to Mexico, but it seems these guys do a good job of the mexican cuisine, and they even make their own delicious salsa.

The servers are also always very nice too.

Check it out.

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