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jiujaiVancouverSince December 5, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.3)

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Displaying 1 - 3 of 3 Reviews Found
Hapa Izakaya909 West Cordova Street, #110, Vancouver
Surprise Charge
Submitted Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 1:03am [Dine in]

Went there for lunch, food is just average while charging high end price, and the Hapa Izakaya tradition, portion is real small, esp. factor in the price and quality. The most disappointment is they charge $1.5 for tea. I've been to hundreds of Japanese restaurants around the world and that's the only Japanese restaurant I ever know that charge for tea. Well, $1.5 is not much, but adding the average food, overcharge price and small portion, I feel total ripoff and hit the final nail of never return for any reason.
BTW, the 3 out of the 4 server are hot. And they wear the deepest V and shortest skirt I ever saw in Vancouver restaurant. That make me feel like it's Hooter #2. And no, I still won't go there again.

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American Grille Restaurant7571 Westminister Hwy, Richmond
My favorite place
Submitted Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 1:50am [Dine in]

Well, I should put in a good review for this guys three years ago but then I don't like my favorite place pack with people and rise their price (which happen to lot of other good place recently). But now seeing so many good review too late to hide my gem...

Food taste is real downtown fine restaurant quality. Better then the one inside hotel Vancouver. In pier with the one inside Hyatt. Very very close to (not as good as Joe Forte) I don't have sensitive taste but they don't cheap on ingredients and they are generous with it.

Service: Incredible. I think every fine restaurant owner/manager should send someone here to learn. Once we walk in and we order soup + entree, which add up ~$35. The manager told us actually they are running a promo that any appz + entree is $30 (something like that), and as the soup is the cheapest item on the menu we can try the crab cake + steak for lower price (which normally cost 40+). Nice $_$

Value: Very good. I'm a bargain hunter. This is not a cheap place we go every weekend but it's my favorite place if I'm in good mood to go for some good food or in bad mood for try some solid place to cheer me up.

Ambiance: It's good. Consider it's next to a bar and lot of hotel guess come down with t-shirt and jeans, it may not be a place you ask someone to marry you. But it's still good for a dating nite out.

Summary, richmond price, downtown quality, family restaurant portion. This is the only hotel restaurant I ever see that actually have better value then those around them (most hotel restaurant are there for screwing people too lazy to walk).

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Harold's Bistro & Bar7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
No Service.. and the manager is ticky to customer
Submitted Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 1:27am [Dine in]

Food:
Average, can't compare with those in downtown. Family restaurant quality.

Services:
- Wait for 5 minutes in the reception before anyone show up. No it's not busy. It's a big place, but only few customer.

- One piece of bread for each person, and no one refill it for 15 mins (no, they never refill it.. compare with American Grill they put in lot bread in the basket and refill it as soon as it empty, and taste much better then this place).

- I used the entertainment book coupon and they tried tick me for only apply the discount on cheapest item instead of getting the max out of the coupon. Spoke with the manager (and actually the owner) and she insisted only apply the coupon on the cheapest item (so don't order a drink, the coupon will apply to the drink rather then -$20 on the steak).

Value:
Poor: It's not expensive if it's a real "Fine Dining" but quantity is "fine dining" while the quality is "family restaurant". American Grill has better value: family restaurant portion, downtown fine restaurant quality and CRU service (the real New York CRU, not the Vancouver one).

Ambiance: quite - because the whole place is empty. Decoration is not fine restaurant quality.. well, at least better then Tivoli which look like a cafe shop.

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