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jeanie85vancouverSince July 5, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Society Restaurant & Lounge1257 Hamilton St, Vancouver
Another cute yaletown restaurant
Submitted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 3:12pm [Dine in]

I was so excited to hear that SOCIETY was going to open before december, because I always like to have my birthday dinners at newly opened restaurants. I tried to make reservation 5days in advance for a Saturday night for 5 people and they said they can't take any more reservations but we can just come down to see if there are any seats avail.

On a saturday night, at 6:30 me and my 3 girlfriends went to SOCIETY, there were SO MANY seats everywhere. It kind of ticked me off how they blew me off on the phone for the reservation, but since it was my birthday dinner, I decided to let it go. We got seated on the table near the entrance, and everytime the door opened, it was freezing cold! There were lots of other tables around us...I wonder why they specifically seated us there. This lady who brought us to our table told us about the cotton candy drink and it sounded interesting so we decided to order that. Except that our server didn't even know the special drink so I had to explain it to him which was....annoying. But he was overall very friendly and tried his best. He recommended few things off the menu, but it made me feel like he was pressuring me to get it, instead of recommending items that I might like and for what reason. The servers were all wearing jeans and a white shirt, I guess going for the casual look. Which I thought was interesting...but not very flattering. When I go out for dinners at yaletown, I like to see nicely dressed people! not people in jeans and...white shirt. It makes them look like they are working for home depot or something. Especially when lots of the girls who work there are pretty hot, but some of the guys had a belly..and with a white shirt on top, it was quite unattractive.

All of got the cotton candy drink, it is this lemony drink with cotton candy on top, it was super pretty and yummy...except it was SUPER messy all over the table. But I guess it was worth it. We ordered Truffle Mac and Cheese, Pesto Pizza, Spinach salad and lobster gnocchi to share. The servings are pretty small but the pizza is pretty big. I was excited about truffle Mac and Cheese, and the serving is quite small, but it has decent amount of truffle on it plus the flavor is awesome. Pesto Pizza was nothing special, Spinach salad was delicious with the thick cut bacon (it was chewy!) but the lobster gnocchi was just alright.

As we were reaching end of our dinner, we were taking breaks to chat and what not, these people kept on trying to take our plates away without asking! If we still have forks in our hands, you shouldnt take the plates away!!! or at least ask?? It made us feel like they wanted us out of there, it was making me feel really uncomfortable...One person tried to take the plate away and my friend told him how we weren't done, but he still took it away. AWKWARD I think they def need better training for people who takes away the plates!

Their decor is really cute, and so is there menu. I love the pink chandlier!! However, I was a little disappointed with the washroom. It is way too small and there is not enough room to move around. I usually think the washroom is the eyes of the restaurants...but it was disappointing.

I know I pointed out lots of faults for this review, but I am still planning to go back. Maybe I had higher expectations because it was my first time visiting and because it was my birthday dinner. But overall the service was decent and the food was yummy and the price range was awesome for a restaurant in yaletown. I will def try this place again and post another review. I think this restaurant has a lot of room to grow and am excited to see it happen =)

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Cafe Mumbai2893 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tasty but awkward Indian Restaurant
Submitted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 2:53pm [Dine in]

On a friday night, my friends and I needed to grab a quick bite before heading off somewhere. Considering the fact that it was already 9:30, there were not that many restaurants open in the area so we just decided to try the indian restaurant. I've had butter chicken from food court, but never actually been to a Indian restaurant so I was pretty excited

Ambiance: When you first walk in, the restaurant looks a little smaller than expected, but pretty nicely decorated with Indian themed pictures, ornaments and etc. They play Indian music which adds to the ambiance

Service: This white girl that took our order didnt have any expression on her face. And to be honest, not to be racist or to go along with streotypes, I felt like she didn't belong there. Maybe it was because she was unfriendly or had an expression of someone who just got slapped across the face when she was taking our order...I am not sure. I had few questions because it was my first time at a Indian restaurant and she answered in yes or no, it was not very helpful. PLUS there was this Indian guy who I assume to be the owner, he was kind of awakward too....

Food: I ordered Lamb curry and the rice, my friend ordered chicken curry and nann bread and my other friend ordered butter chicken with some more nann bread. We shared everything and I liked my lamb curry the best. There was lots of lamb pieces in the curry which was awesome, and the rice and nann bread was good too. Butter chicken was a little too buttery and sweet for my liking but maybe thats the way its suppose to be? Anyway, for the price, just th curry itself is 15dollars and it doesnt come with rice. To be honest, I thought that was kind of weird. It would make sense if curry was something that could be eaten by itself, but correct me if I am wrong, but curry is always eaten with rice or the nann bread, right? It's not that much but having to pay $5 for the rice and $2 for the nann bread on top of the curry...I thought it was kind of expensive. And...from the looks of it, I don't think Indian food is suppose to be expensive. But overall it was really delicious and I wonder if they do cheaper set menus during lunch time with curry AND rice OR nann bread

Value: With the 3 of us, the bill came to around $65, which is pretty good for dinner, but a little expensive from what i expected from a local Indian restaurant. And the owner guy who took our bill (because we all paid debit/credit card) he was being really awkward for some reason it made me feel so uncomfortable. It's like he doesnt know customer service? When you are standing there beside your customers when they are paying their bill, at least you can do is ask how the meal/food was. And when he took my friend's debit card to charge, he suddenly took the card behind the counter for some reason, my friend and I exchanged looks and we wonder if he was trying to copy the debit card? I guess we will have to wait and see.

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Ki-Isu Japanese Resturant1275 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Fresh Sushi found in Yaletown!
Submitted Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 3:38pm [Dine in]

This small sushi restaurant found in corner of yaletown is def a hidden gem. Everytime I walk in, I am greeted by friendly faces of the servers. I believe the owners are Korean and so are the servers? There is not one item on menu that isn't good, but if you want to try their best items, best stick to nigiri sushi, sashimi and rolls. Their nigiri sushi and sashimi is super fresh and you can taste it. They are good in terms of size ( it's not too small, it's not too disgustingly big like some sushi places) and flavor. I especially love toro and hamachi, it just melts in your mouth! Their crazy dragon roll and salmon mango rolls are great as well. The special rolls are a little expensive around $10, but the portions are huge! however, if you want to try few different rolls, half orders are availiable. Their chicken karaage is pretty interesting, with the special soy sauce and udon is quite good as well. Anything on their menu, you won't be disappointed! Ever since I found this place, I've been going at least twice a week.....it's def a keeper!!

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Finally tried the cheese ramen..
Submitted Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 3:23pm [Dine in]

I just had to know what the big deal was about the cheese ramen! They say that the ladies love it...so I must love it too? plus I like cheese....WRONG the moment i saw the cheese ramen, i was sort of grossed out. They give you so much cheese on top that later it turns into these gross looking chunks and its just ball of fat. I didnt really like the type of cheese they use, I dont think it went well with ramen. It was too much to the point I had to order kimchi, but even with that...it was NO GOOD. Next time I go back, i am sticking with my regular miso ramen

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Coco Rico Cafe1290 Robson St., Vancouver
Good place for chicken wings and beer
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 1:54am [Dine in]

I just randomly walked in on a friday night with a friend, we just wanted a place to grab something to eat, drink and chat. The place seemed pretty small from outside, but when you actually go inside, it's quite roomy. There were so many korean international students there though. We just sat down at the bar because we didnt want to wait, and the waitress gave us menu right away. We got the 20chicken wing special with two glasses of beer. Chicken wings are 25cent each so it was $5 for 20 chicken wings. Very good deal!! we added on a ranch sauce for a dollar? I cant really remember.

So our food arrived and i was surprised at how meaty the chicken wings were. They were just like any other chicken wings sold at cactus, joeys..etc, maybe even better. They only have salt and pepper added to it so its just plain flavor, but it wasnt skinny or small in portions. The beer was really good accompanied with the chicken wings. Afterwards we got one strawberry margarita and pina colada, their blended drinks werent that good. my strawberry margarita had a lot of alcohol in it, which is good, but the juice and ice separated and i had to drink it really fast. We also got nachos with chicken after, it looks small in portion when it first arrives, but it actually isnt! its really good with chicken and they put lots of cheese on top. We had a shot of cocaine and superman each and that was a really good deal too. They play pretty good music, except that they only have one washroom so you have to wait a while, esp with all those ppl drinking beer..the wait is a little long in this really brightly lit up hallway, with everyones face being red..not attractive!! but I would def go back to this place for chicken wings and beer!!

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1109 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Better Milestones
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 6:59pm [Dine in]

My friend and I decided we needed a night out, and was trying to decide between goldfish and milestones. We decided that goldfish was a little too expensive for a regular night out, so we decided on Milestones. We've both been to this location before, but mostly just for drinks.

When you get to the restaurant, usually there stands a hostess behind her table and presses this button to let you in, which is nice. The restaurant is fairly big, considering the fact that it is in yaletown, and there is a nice division between the bar and dining area. Lighting and interior decor are nicely done and washroom is very interesting.

Food: My friend and I ordered spinach and artichoke dip to share for appy, which is confirmed yummy. I had california spring salad with salmon and my friend had seafood fetuccini, they were both so good. I especially loved all the strawberries and goat cheese in my salad. I think Milestones has the best caesar overall, I esp love the picked beans. My friend had wine and when extra info was asked of, the server answered with some knowledge.

Service: Our server was nice and informative. She was around when we needed her and had our appys and entres in the right order. The only thing I found awkward is when some random person brought us our second drinks, they just came along with the drink in one hand not knowing which one of us ordered that specific drink...which was a little awkward, regarding the fact that they werent that friendly.

Overall, this is one of the nicest milestones to go to. They have good food and good drinks- however, if you have a drink or two with your meal, the bill will def not be cheap. But if you want to have a nice dinner out with your friends or your family, but doesnt feel adventurous to try out a new place, this restaurant is somewhere you can count on

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Hy's Encore637 Hornby Street, Vancouver
One of the Best Steak house!
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

Ambiance: from outside, it doesn't look like anything special, it's very hard to miss because outside is so plain- but when you walk in, you are amazed by how different it looks inside. It doesnt feel like you are in vancouver anymore. This place has nice decor and lighting, nice spacing between tables; makes you feel comfortable.

Service: The moment I walked in, there was this chinese guy singing in the middle of the restaurant, I was thrown off for a second but he was quick and attentive in terms of filling up our water glasses and such. Our waiter was friendly and informative, although I went for a lunch so there were no complicated orders or wine listings required

Food: It is amazing! I heard so much about their cheese bread, so I was really looking forward to it. When I had first bite, i was sort of disappointed...but now i realized, that it's after you leave the restaurant, when you crave it..more and more!! you gotta try the cheese bread. I had new york steak, medium rare and it was perfectly cooked. It had texture, right amount of fat, seasoning...it was just really good. My friend had beef and prawn skewer, and that was really good too, although the sauce was a little too sour for me.

Overall, this place is awesome, i will def be back for dinner time to try their porter house...and obviously their cheese bread!!

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Junsei River Japanese Restaurant570 Robson Street, Vancouver
Worst Japanese Restaurant ever
Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

After I slept over at my friend's place in downtown, we were too tired to go anywhere too far, so we decided to try the this place. The moment we walked in, i realized it was really dark in the restaurant even though it was only around 12 noon. We were brought to this table in the corner right infront of the kitchen, where they had clutters of employee's belongings and some old dishes, and told us to sit there. In shock, my friend asked to be seated somewhere else, where the waiter responded with an attitude that he could seat us somewhere else, but if party of 4 or more comes into the restaurant, we would have to move. We were already angry at that point and thought of leaving, but because we were so tired, we decided to stay. My friend got an udon and I got bento box E, and the food took forever and then the waiter brought me the wrong box. I had to ask another server to bring it back because it was the wrong one, and the our waiter obviously saw what happened, but never bothered to ask or apologize. it was the worst japanese food I ever had in vancouver. udon was tastless and the rolls were dry, and chicken teriyaki was covered in sweet sauce..it was disgusting. never going back ever again!!!

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