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JenlovesherfoodKitsSince September 10, 200810 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
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ORU Restaurant1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Wanted to love it - but.....
Submitted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 10:08am [Dine in]

I know this is technically a hotel restaurant and everything but it's been written about by almost every food critic in the city already and the concept sounded interesting so why not check it out?

Sat in the main dining room at a table that is a long sort of peek a boo affair with a wall framing it - cool.

The room is minimal but when we went it was a busy night so it didn't feel cold or unwelcoming at all although I can kind of see why people say it looks like a fancy caffeteria.

Our server was friendly and recommended some good wine to start and we settled in for a nice dinner. Ummm...

The tuna tataki came first (did I mention that the dishes come 'when they are ready' which is a cute concept but can be odd if people are not sharing dishes like us). The presentation was totally standard (avocado slices on top - nothign new) but the actual fish was ice cold – like hurt your teeth cold. We actually had to let it thaw before we could finish.

The Vietnamese rice rolls came next and so help me I can never understand why these things are popular – the wrap was too hard and gluey and had an unappealing chewiness to it. The filling was kind of skimpy and the teensy amount of mushrooms left for little contrast between the noodles inside and the wrapper.

The tofu was another miss – bland and watery with none of the exotic flavors we were expecting from the quote “Mongolian truffle sauce” – damn.

Our chow fun was a high point – huge bowl of noodles, mushrooms – it tasted as good as it smelled! Hooray – finally.

Were told that their Butter Chicken was their house specialty and I couldn’t wait to try it but when it cam the tiny portion of 3 lumps of chicken in a little brass bowl was barely a mouthful for each of us and the sauce was totally meh – nothing bad but in a city packed with great Indian food it wouldn’t hit my top 5…..

Dessert was great – the Japanese cheesecake was beautiful – fluffy and with a lovely mild tang to it – yes!! Pineapple bread pudding was heavy but very tasty and a satisfying end to an otherwise underwhelming experience.

Would we go back? Yes – to the lounge downstairs for dessert & bubble!
'Street food' is sometimes best left to the street to do properly.

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Bay Moorings6330 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Amazing patio - fantastic food
Submitted Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - 10:55am [Dine in]

This place was a total surprise.

We were wandering around Horseshoe Bay a few weeks ago and stopped into Moorings for a quick drink.

The patio is beautiful - overlooking the boats, mountains etc - perfect summer in BC stuff.

The serves are quick and friendly (I think they are used to getting people out in time for their ferries).

The food - well, it's not fine dining but wow were we impressed.

This place has some of the most authentic Greek food we've found in Canada and we've tried a lot of places.

2 words - marinated octopus.
Get some now!
It was perfectly seasoned and grilled but very tender.
Heaven!

Houmous was great as was the saganaki and the pita seem like they are made in house.

A great place to hang out and have some delicious snacks in a gorgeous setting - check it out!

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Cafe Zen1631 Yew St, Vancouver
Fun spot for hangover brunch!
Submitted Friday, June 12, 2009 - 11:47am [Dine in]

Cafe Zen is my favorite go-to place for a lazy Sunday of mix & match bennies & hanging out. It's casual and lively and absolutely nothign fancy which is perfect when you're feeling 'delicate' from the night before.

Try the Spanish benny with spicy tomato sauce and the benny blackstone with crispy bacon & tomato. Their pancakes are also enourmous and the huevos rancheros are very filling & spicy!

The owner June is always so friendly and the service is quick & efficient (those guys sure know how to move fast in such a tight space)

A cute beachy type spot that always feels like hanging out at a friends house. We've even got a photo of us up on the wall of fame wearing their t-shirt in Paris! So fun...

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Grounds for Coffee2565 Alma Street, Vancouver
Best Damn Cinnamon Buns period.
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

That's really all you need to know here. There is absolutely no comparing these to anythign else in my opinion!

Lucky for me (or not) I live close to their Alma location so these delicious treats are available to me any time.

Get them warm out of the oven with extra icing and a strong coffee and you're all set for a glorious weekend!
Life changing buns!

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Farfalla57 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
The most beautiful little place!
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

What a gem!
This little tea house / home store smells & looks so beautiful! I've never seen the idea of a boutique and cafe done so well before! Hooray!

The full service tea and yummy madelines are definites for anyone wanting to do something lovely & fancy!

I took my mother here last year for mother's day and we had so much fun. I also hear they will have a patio this summer so it's time to go back soon...

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Cactus Club Cafe588 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Hilarious people watching and delicious chocolate bars!
Submitted Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 12:11pm [Dine in]

Oh Catcus Club - we all know what we go there for!

Last week some friends and I hit the patio for a well rounded dinner of Reisling, rice bowls and desserts.

The bonus of course is the fabulous people watching! Come for the filling very reasonably priced food (some designed by Mr. Rob Feenie!) and stay for the free street side entertainment.

Service was very friendly and quick, our server forgot one drink and quickly made up for it. Mains tasted very fresh and the yogurt sauce on my chicken rice bowl was nice and tangy.

A good casual dinner out.

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Cafe Medina780 Richards St, Vancouver
Such a great cafe!
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2009 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

This is the sort of place that I wish we had dozens of in the city. Their coffess are wonderful, the egg dishes are always so filling and complex & the waffles are such a decadent way to finish breakfast!

No matter how busy the room is the service is quick and super friendly.

And p.s to the reviewer Jesus below - now that I hear that the employees there weren't impressed with either your gucci wtach OR your Lexus (are you for real? LOL) I love this place twice as much! Hopefully all your idiot friends stay away too!

Hooray for Medina!

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
We had the best night here!
Submitted Tuesday, December 9, 2008 - 3:16pm [Dine in]

Five friends and I stupidly didn't make reservations last Friday and tried our luck that Boneta would have space. They were very kind and managed to get us a high tabel in the bar by the window - very interesting for people watching!

The cocktails were a great start - mine was flavored with rosemary and a friend had a margarita with black salt rim - yum!

We ordered 4 mini loaves of the fresh baked bread with sun dried tomatoes and then had a whole list of starters - arugula salad, duck liver parfait, poutine, carpaccio. That last dish is so good we're so happy it never goes off the menu.

Mains were filling and beautiful - the side of gnocchi was done in brown butter and so good we dubbed them 'yum pillows'. Our server was really busy but very sweet and the owner and chef came by to say hello and check in - so friendly!

We ordered 3 plates of petit fours for dessert that were (almost) too pretty to eat! My favorite was the homemade marshmallow flavored like lemon & juniper!

All in all a great place and wonderful people. We will all be back.

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Cascade Room, The2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Good neighborhood hangout
Submitted Monday, September 22, 2008 - 11:50am [Dine in]

Go for the fun room & stay for the amazing drinks. The Cascade Room is lively & always full of regulars and friends.

We went on a Tuesday for a casual dinner and sat at the bar. Had the best Caesar ever and ordered a huge salad which was pretty tasty. My boyfriend has the duck trio which was also very good!

We'll definitely make this a regular spot to visit.

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Cobre52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Me gusta mucho Cobre!!
Submitted Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 11:23am [Dine in]

Loved this place so much I had to post it! Three girlfriends and I went there last Thursday and found it tucked upstairs on Powell in cool shopping district of Gastown right beside Sharks & Hammers.

Food was all delicious - wicked whitefish tacos, charred tomato soup and pulled pork 'taqueria'. Had 2 excellent margaritas and the tequila list looks pretty impressive. We got a table upstairs and could look at the street traffic outside - very pretty room. The only thing is the bathroom was a bit of a walk for us after 2 or 3 drinks!

So glad we took a 'field trip' to this neighborhood and will be back!

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