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jcontKitsilano, VancouverSince August 27, 200926 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value2 (2.2)
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Viet Sub520 Robson, Vancouver
Excellent choice for a quite bite
Submitted Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 3:54pm [Take-out]

VietSub is one of my go-to lunch places in downtown Vancouver. The service is always friendly and the food is turned around in a very short amount of time, which is important when you're on a lunch break. The subs are always fresh, with crispy french bread and flavourful fixings. If you're in the mood for a more substantial meal, try the lemongrass chicken on rice with egg pie. The pricing here is great and the food is delish.

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Red Pagoda1408 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Run of the mill Vietnamese restaurant
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:56pm [Dine in]

We went to Red Pagoda just to check out a new Vietnamese restaurant in the city. The place is small, but even when busy, you don't feel like you've been crammed in. The food is what you would expect of a small, non-descript Vietnamese restaurant - reasonably priced, decent portion size and tasty. I would go back if we were in the area, but it's not a destination place to dine.

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Mom's Grilled Cheese TruckHowe & West Georgia, Vancouver
An simple, yet excellent sandwich
Submitted Friday, May 4, 2012 - 2:50pm [Take-out]

You won't go away dissapointed if you're craving the comfort of a crispy and gooey grilled cheese sandwich. The pros: good bread and cheese selection (including lactose-free cheese and gluten-free bread), choice of add-ons (onions, tomatoes and bacon - extra fee applies), super friendly staff, and quick turnaround. The cons: not many except that $10 is a bit steep for a quick lunchtime meal.

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New India Buffet & Restaurant805 W Broadway, #105, Vancouver
Good location, food is not special
Submitted Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Let me start off by saying that the location and size of this restaurant are the strongest points for New India Buffet. Located right near a bustop on Broadway, it's convenient for easy access by bus/RAV. However, if you're craving exceptional Indian food, this is not the place to go. We went here on a Friday night and the place was very busy, with lots of university students. The lineup at the buffet was long and by the time you got to the curries, there was a LOT of sauce and very little meat left. This was especially true for everyone's favorite dish, butter chicken. There was also a shortage of naan all night long and when the tray arrived from the kitchen, it was immediately snapped up by a long line of people who were waiting. There are very few dessert options and this place does not have bowls! So, if you want any rice pudding, bring your water glass and scoop it into there. Otherwise, I noticed people putting runny rice pudding onto plates. For the weekend dinner cost, this place is not recommended. Perhaps it's a better value during lunchtime.

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Chronic Tacos382 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good food, slow getting your order placed/filled
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

Everytime I've ordered something different at Chronic I've been pleasantly surprised. The portions are generous and you get good value for a quick, and relatively healthy-ish meal. The one complaint I have is with the way you order. You wait in line to order, and you also wait while your food is being assembled. I think it would be more efficient for the staff to take your order, and then deliver the food to you once its made.

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Heaven & Earth India Curry House1754 4 Avenue West, Vancouver
Good Indian restaurant in Kits.
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:37pm [Dine in]

I have been going to this restaurant for years and it's my go-to Indian place in Vancouver. The food is tasty, the portions are good sized, and the staff are attentive. I'm not sure why there are so many comments about this place being overpriced as you get a decent amount of food for about $15 (includes a curry, rice and roti). The appies, desserts and drinks are comparable to any other Indian restaurant I've been to.

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Jolly's Indian Bistro2928 W 4th, Vancouver
Pretty good Indian food in Kits
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

I've been to Jolly's a number of times and the food is consistently good. Note that the portion size is relatively small, so you might need to order an appetizer or dessert if you're used to eating Milestone's-sized portions. The lassi's are small but tasty. However, stay away from the $5 "natural fruit smoothie". For $5 you will get a small glass of blended frozen fruit and juice with large chunks of ice - hardly worth the price.

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Kobe Japanese Steak House1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Good food, entertaining, but you'll be bugged to buy drinks
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

Let me start off by saying that I am a repeat customer at this restaurant because I truely enjoy the food. However, you can keep in mind that (1) you will be ushered into the lounge, even if you arrive on time for your reservation so you can buy overpriced drinks before you are taken upstairs (2) you will be constantly bugged during the entire meal by very attractive bar maids to order more drinks (3) if you don't order more drinks, any request for water or tea (free beverages) will be ignored (4) you will leave smelling like the food. The food is wonderful, and worth putting up with the afore mentioned. My favorite meal is the Ultimate.

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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Good local place
Submitted Monday, June 20, 2011 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

I've been going to the Naam for years and the food is consistently good. The fries and miso gravy are super tasty, and the Naam salad is always a treat. It should be noted that if you're looking to order takeaway, it is highly likely that your order will not be taken if the restaurant is too busy. Also, if you're dining in, the wait times can be quite long.

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Dockside Restaurant1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Ok views, mediocre food, bad service
Submitted Friday, June 17, 2011 - 3:13pm [Dine in]

We went to the Dockside Lounge to make use of a Groupon ($10 for a burger and "craft" beer) only to find that the "Lounge" was booked for a private event. As a result, we were ushered to the restaurant side of the establishment. As we were Grouponers, we were given the worst seats in the house. As we were there on a weekday, fairly early, there were lots of other tables available. When asked if we could be moved, we were told that "because of the Groupon, you will have to sit here." Needless to say, it wasn't exactly the service I had hoped for. What made things exponentially worse was:

(1) It took over 15 minutes for a server to acknowledge we were there. To make matters worse, she wasn't assigned to our area and was only being helpful. After another 2 minutes, we were told that "the bartender will take care of you."
(2) We were told verbally about the types of beer available on tap. As a result of this, we were not able to order the beer we would have preferred (we noticed a beer menu on our way out with the full list of options).
(3) We were never given glasses of water.
(4) The burgers were exceptionally greasy and fell apart immediately.

I had really hoped that Dockside would have been a good experience so we could put it into our regular rotation of restaurants. Sadly, this experience has completely taken it off the list of acceptable places to dine, with, or without a coupon.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Ok, but only for the beer
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:43pm [Dine in]

This is a great place to go for Belgian beer selection, but if you're looking for good food, you'll likely be disappointed. The food is mediocre at best (I had the seasonal mushrooms and penne and mussels to start). You'll definitely feel the pinch if you have a starter, main and indulge in a few rounds. I'd recommend this place more for booze and maybe a few appies.

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Thai Away Home3315 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great for take away
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

Thai Away Home is a great place to go for takeaway (or delivery if you live within their deilvery radius). The food is solid, however, don't expect large portions. The curries come in rather small containers, but are very tasty (especially the red curry with pumpkin and beef/chicken). There are better Thai restaurants in Vancouver, but for a quick meal, this place is a good choice.

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Migz BBQ2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good ribs joint
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:27pm [Dine in]

I've been to Migz three times in the last few months and have been pleasantly surprised each time. The ribs are great and are probably the best I've had in Vancouver. Both the baby back ribs and the St. Louis ribs are flavourful and there isn't a lot of fat in either. Service is ok and the nice thing about this place is that it's never overly busy (unless there's a game on) which means you get your food in a reasonable amount of time.

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Saravanaa Bhavan955 W Broadway, Vancouver
Good food, chronically understaffed
Submitted Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:12am [Dine in]

The food at this restaurant is generally pretty good. You get good value and if you go when the buffet is offered, you will have a good selection of various curries and breads to choose from. My main issue with this restaurant is that it is chronically understaffed in the evening. I have been there twice in the last month and both times the wait times have been disappointing. Three weeks ago only one of our two orders arrived and we had to wait an additional 15 minutes for the second plate to be delivered to our table. More recently, we were reassured after 45 minutes of waiting that the food would be "right out". Ten minutes later, we were told the food would be available in "2 minutes". After an hour of waiting we just left. This is even more peculiar since we ordered the $5 meal of the day, which really, should be pretty much ready to go. I'm sad to give this restaurant a poor review, but an hour of waiting, is just unacceptable, especially in this type of restaurant.

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Timbre Restaurant2068 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
I don't get it
Submitted Monday, December 6, 2010 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

Perhaps I'm missing something because my experience here was not great. I ordered a crab eggs benny and it was horrible. The hollandaise was goupy/oily and did not taste like it was made with real butter. While the price point isn't high, the value for what you get is poor. Plus, it's super noisy to the point where you can't hear across the table. I'd skip this place, unless you really want to try it out for whatever reason.

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Elixir350 Davie Street, Vancouver
Drinks at Elixir
Submitted Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

We decided to grab a few drinks at Elixir on our way out one weekend evening. I'd have to say I was sadly disappointed. Perhaps we were there too early, but as I said, it was a starting point for our evening. The kir royales were made with too much cassis, even though we specifically asked the bartended to go light on the cassis. Then the champagne glasses were very sticky on the stems. Not worth going here for drinks, but maybe for the food?

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Could Be Much Better
Submitted Tuesday, September 1, 2009 - 3:04pm [Dine in]

With a city full of options for Asian cuisine, the things Tropika has on its side are (1) has been around for a long time, (2) multiple locations, and (3) nice looking menus. Aside from the afore mentioned points, the food here is average, at best. The pad thai is mediocre, and there are many better places in the city -- ones that cost considerably less and provide larger dishes. The green chicken curry is bland and the meat is rough. Overall the food is OK, but prices are steep for what you get. If you have an Entertainment Book, this is a good choice, otherwise, try some smaller restaurants which offer better and cheaper choices.

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Empress Room721 Government St, Victoria
don't go for high tea
Submitted Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

We went to the Empress Hotel for High Tea as it is something the Fairmont has been known for. The experience was a terrible disappointment. Starting with the fact that the server was not at all helpful. It took forever for the food to arrive and we were not given our tea pots until a good 15 minues after we were seated. To make matters worse, our server's shift ended during our tea, and we were passed to another server who had even less interest in checking on us. We ran out of tea, and it took 15 minutes to get some additional hot water. Furthemore, the finger sandwiches were stale. They were obviously mass produced and then saran-wrapped for serving. As the crusts were cut off, and they had been sitting there for a few hours, the edges were now a bit stiff. I would NEVER recommend this venue for high tea. You'd be better off going to Butchard Gardens.

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Earls901 W. Broadway, Vancouver
typical earls - local chain restaurant
Submitted Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 4:30pm [Dine in]

We went here for a girls-only group outing. The service was slow and our particular waitress was not at all helpful. Futhermore, we were here during the heat wave and the place was cooking, despite the windows being open, and the fans being operational. Would recommend the Cactus Club down the street (towards Cambie) instead for a more enjoyable experience at the same price point.

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Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
great location, mediocre food
Submitted Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

My colleagues often end up at Steamworks simply due to the good location for downtown office workers. They have a good selection of beer, but the food is mediocre. If you are looking for a burger, be prepared to receive some cardboard-y, frozen patties, and McCain-type fries. Prices here have been creeping up slowly over the last 18-24 months which has now pushed the price point too high for a weekday lunch (beer and a burger - you're looking at over $20).

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