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jnnfrMain St VancouverSince March 31, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)


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Not as good as it used to be.
Submitted Monday, March 29, 2010 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

If you read below, you'll find my old review of Simply Delicious, now also known as SD Galleria. I'd been to the restaurant on many occasions over the past few years and even though the service was extremely slow, the food was fairly decent and the price was dirt cheap.

I hadn't gone for awhile and I heard a few months ago from friends that the restaurant had undergone a makeover with the addition of neon signs and artwork plastered over the walls and was now going by the name 'SD Galleria'. Assuming that the management or owners had changed, I finally went a few nights ago to check out what was different, but I'm definitely not going back again unless they change their management.

First off, the service is a lot better than it was before. The waitress was quick to bring us drinks and menus, and to take our order. The food came relatively faster than usual, too.

The ambiance was slightly improved with the art and the presence of a live DJ. I quite enjoyed that they added in couches in place of chairs at some tables. I also noticed that some of the booths had been reupholstered with animal prints. While these may have been great strides in terms of making the restaurant look better, some remnants of the old decor are still prevalent (e.g., the colour of the walls, the tables, etc) which do not mesh well with the new additions at all and instead make the place seem very tacky.

This brings me to the food. The food is horribly overpriced. The $5 yam tempura only had 4 skinny pieces of prawn in a thick coating of fried batter. The BC roll was large, but at least 80% the roll was filled with cucumber slices. The gyoza came in portions of 4 as well, but were small enough to eat one in a single bite. On the other hand, the beer was rather cheap.

Also keep in mind that, if you're paying debit, you need to spend over $10. If not, you have to pay a $0.25 charge. We also had to go up to the counter to pay, and repeat our order to the employee there.

Like I said, it was a pretty bad experience and I definitely won't be going again. Time to look for a new place to go to for 'cheap eats'.

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Ambience and Food, Mediocre Service
Submitted Friday, April 3, 2009 - 3:17pm [Dine in]

I went to eat at Burgoo for the very first time yesterday. I ordered the caesar salad and butter chicken, whereas my friends had the kentucky burgoo, a garden salad, and the beef bourgignon.

The food came relatively quickly. The starters were marvellous and well-priced around $6-8. The entrees were bang-on, except that we found the kentucky burgoo not to our taste. The entrees are also well-priced around $15.

While the food was pretty good, the service was mediocre. There was no check-up as we were eating and it took us a little while to flag down a waitress. For a relatively small restaurant, I expected more waitresses around. When we went to pay after the meal, we were awkwardly standing there for about 2 or 3 minutes, in the way of employees.

This place has some really good food, but the service was really laid-back and not my style at all.

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
Horrible Service.
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:44am [Dine in]

From the get-go, I noticed that our server was displeased with the presence of five sixteen-year-olds in the restaurant. Although we were fairly upstanding bunch and didn't cause any trouble or disruption, we were still dealt with as if we were a group of rowdy kids that were just looking to cause trouble.

The meal passed by fine; however, the server failed to check up on us during the meal, as most usually do. Of course, he had no trouble checking up on the adult customers. When ordering dessert, he crassly told us that there was no more bananas for the ice cream deep-fried bananas.

At the end of our meal, we learned that they refused to accept debit so over half of our guests had to run out to the ATM a block away to withdraw money. Then, we had to evenly divide up the bill (there was no separate billing, but that is understandable) He was definitely annoyed then. If I recall correctly, he may have scolded us for not knowing any of this beforehand.

I have never set foot back into Tropika on Robson since that experience. Oh, and the food was alright, but definitely not the best.

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Zipang Sushi3710 Main Street, Vancouver
My Favourite Japanese Restaurant in Vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 2:29am [Dine in]

I go to Zipang often, but not so often that they recognize me.

The food is amazing; I have yet to find another restaurant in Vancouver that can match the taste and quality. I always order the prawn tempura, pork gyoza, and unagi don but recently I've opened up to trying some of their specialty rolls such as the Spicy Cactus.

The presentation is a tad lacking with the more common dishes, but when you order two or more rolls they really spice up the plate for you. We ordered a Spicy Cactus roll and a California roll and they made it look like a caterpillar on a leaf. All of the decorations were made out of food except for the lovely candle.

Service is alright. It's not the best, but I've definitely had far worse. The waitresses, the only employees I've ever exchanged words with, are extremely nice but I find that I sometimes speak too fast. The wait time for the food isn't long, either.

I'd definitely suggest going to Zipang.

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