Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 7:21pm [Dine in]
Food - Excellent. I've been to Minoas about a dozen times and each dish I have tried ranges from good to great to phenomenal. My personal favorites are the lamb souvlaki and the spanakopita. They go pretty heavy on the garlic, so make sure to bring some breath mints with you.
Service - Ranges from okay to mediocre. Once had to wait 25 minutes from the time I asked for the cheque to the time I actually received it. Always the same 2 or 3 waitresses around - none of them smile. Ever. No really. Ever.
Ambiance - Nicely decorated building. Very cool greek artwork and pictures displayed throughout.
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Submitted Tuesday, January 16, 2007 - 6:31pm [Dine in]
Food - All menu items are $9.99 or less. I ordered the steak, and my SO ordered the garlic prawns. The steak was okay. About as good as you can get for a $10 steak meal, but obviously not the greatest. I tried the prawns, and they were very buttery, but not garlicy at all.
Service - Excellent service. The power actually went out when we were eating, but the staff really stepped up by lighting candles and placing them at each table.
Ambiance - Its a bistro. Pretty rustic interior, but there was a weird smell (like rotting wood) that permeated the air.
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Submitted Friday, January 5, 2007 - 6:32am [Dine in]
Having lived in Kitsilano, I have gone to Bimini's for both food and drinks many times. If you come to Bimini's expecting outstanding customer service, and a creative menu, you will be sorely disappointed.
Food - Surprisingly good. On my last visit I sampled the Steak-Frites and my significant other had Grilled Chicken pasta. Both were tasty and filling. I've also been pleased with their burgers and sandwiches in the past.
Service - Bar-like service. Not friendly, not rude. Sometimes hard to get ahold of your waitress.
Ambiance - Popular Kits spot with a young, attractive crowd. Turns into a dance club on weekend evenings.
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Submitted Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 6:04am [Dine in]
Thought I'd give a more objective view of this place than some other reviewers. The all-you-can-eat is good for the price, and comes pretty darn fast. I had to be in-and-out of the restaurant in 45 minutes and I could have left in half that time!
Food - Tasty, but pre-prepared and 'not-so-fresh'. All-you-can-eat comes lightning quick.
Service - Waiter ordered food from his palm pilot. First time I've ever seen that. Food came out about 90 seconds after it was ordered. Fast food style!
Ambiance - Japanese-type seating, but still, only a half-step above food court-type ambiance.
Bottom Line - Decent all-you-can-eat food for the price. I'm a satisfied customer and wouldn't mind giving them repeat business.
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Submitted Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 5:53am [Dine in]
My thoughts mirror that of a previous review. I was very disappointed with the service at Moxie's on Georgia. Great location and decent food, but the service was just terrible.
Food - Decent food, okay selection of appys & entrees.
Service - Poor... and disappointing. Restaurant was half full and it took 10 minutes for them to get a table ready and seat us. Hostess looked very dis-interested and bored. Waitress frequently interrupted our conversation during drinks... then dinner... then dessert. Their only saving grace was their funny and attentive bartender.
Ambiance - Great location. Decent decor. Just too bad about the service. Won't be going back to any Moxie restaurants for a while.
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Submitted Saturday, December 30, 2006 - 5:39am [Dine in]
If you want authentic asian food, do not go to Red Door. Its a weird, but fabulous mix of canadian-ized asian cuisine. A tad on the expensive side, but certainly worth the dining experience. I would recommend going with a few friends and sharing 5 or 6 dishes.
Food - Tasty and delicious, but fairly small portions for the price.
Service - Nice, friendly, attentive waiters. Though, we did have to wait until 7:20pm for our 7pm table reservation. Made up for it by giving us a free appy.
Ambiance - Excellent. You enter the restaurant thru a big-ass red door. Smart decor, comfy chairs, by far the nicest and cleanest 'asian' restaurant I have ever eaten in.
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