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jsmooreVancouverSince August 10, 20146 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Swad Indian Kitchen1734 Marine Dr, West Vancouver
Surprisingly good lunch
Submitted Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12:54pm [Dine in]

Took a bit of a break from work and came to Swad for a relaxing lunch with a girlfriend. I’ve been meaning to try this place out ever since it opened and so today we took the plunge (or rather yesterday, to be precise).

First impression: the décor was really nice, modern and fancy, even the bathrooms. A breath of fresh air from all the tiny corner delis turned into restaurants for Indian food. The service was not bad, can’t remember our waiters name but we had to wait for a seat when we first came in. He took our order and disappeared for a while, but once the appetizers started rolling things picked up their pace.

For appetizers we had the vegetable pakora. Surprised not to see samosa listen in the menu. We didn’t care too much for the pakora but the rest of the food was good. The entrees came almost instantly, Bengali curry and Labadar (hope I’m getting the name right) which was a chicken dish. The Bengali curry was SO GOOD. It came with a coconut cream which was splendid. The Labadar was a surprise, very rich in spices and tasted even better when mixed with the basmati. Overall, an excellent choice for lunch.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Came in not really expecting much...
Submitted Sunday, September 7, 2014 - 6:13pm [Dine in]

I have only been here once but I already LOVED this place. The restaurant doesn’t look like anything special from the outside, but when you try the food, you will realize it’s good.

Thankfully, we had a reservation so did not have to wait (Tip #1: get a reservation!). Once we were seated, at first I was undecided on whether I should order samosas or pakoras, as I am a huge fan of both, so the waiter suggested I try the Mixed Platter. It came with samosas and pakoras together, and could serve two people for a price of $10. I also had dal turka (dark lentils) with rice pulao. Lastly, I had yogurt called raita and a crispy cracker called pappadum for $2 each. Was impressed with everything I ate! The food was amazing and SOO GOOD. Seriously, Akbar’s must have some of the best Indian food in town, if not THE best!

All the restaurant workers that we interacted with were very polite and well mannered. Our waiter was very thoughtful, making sure we were comfortable and giving us good suggestions when asked.

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Jim The Greek's Taverna9441 120 Street, Delta
If you want some quality Greek Food, come here
Submitted Friday, September 5, 2014 - 11:45pm [Dine in]

Jim's is a household name for me. Whenever I want some quality Greek food, I order from the best - here! I have been coming here for years now with my family, ever since I was little. What I love about Jim's, or at least what keeps me coming back is the warm, honey feeling Jim treats us with everytime we go in for a bite. He makes us feel at home and like family. Not to mention the servers are superbly trained in being helpful and accomodating. And how could I forget the food! Their kalamaria tastes delicious, especially with the tzatziki sauce, but my favorite is their lamb souvlaki. The lamb meat is tender always soft and tender.

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4 Brothers' Pizza1914 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
4 Brothers is always a good choice for pizza
Submitted Friday, September 5, 2014 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

Commercial Drive is full of pizza places. Seriously. There are several around this area which makes it all the better for the customer as there are tons of options to chose from. Pizza places have to compete with each other and up their game.

That being said, QUALITY prevails in this family-run restaurant. I like 4 Brothers because the ingredients are fresh, the pizza is not greasy and it is cheap. From the menu, I always prefer the super hawaiian pizza. The variety of toppings to chose from are endless, and if you don't like what's being offered in the menu, you can make your own pizza from scratch.

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La Belle Patate1215 Davie Street, Vancouver
Poutine disappointment :(
Submitted Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 10:18am [Dine in]

I remember this place being amazing for its POUTINE. It used to be poutine heaven for me because of the variety of poutines you could chose from. I never considered La Belle Patate to be cheap but for the sizes of poutine and the quality served I tended to overlook it. But now that I have come back a couple of times after trying other places, I feel that the food has either gone downhill or something...Whatever it is, I feel that it is not up to par with the other poutine-places in the city. The cheese curds were okay but the fries were burnt, and the gravy was a little cold and lackluster (the gravy is vegetarian, which takes away half of the taste already).

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White Spot1476 Kingsway, Vancouver
A wrinkle in time
Submitted Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

For anyone that has lived in BC, White Spot is a classic. I, like most people, have fond memories of it from my childhood, as it was THE family restaurant. Which kid did not want a Pirate Pack? Anyways, back to the point, I hadn't been to a White Spot location for a while so I decided to revisit their Kingsway location.

I had the mediterranean chicken burger and it was alright, nothing WOW. Looking back, I should’ve ordered the legendary with its triple O or something! I don’t know if I was expecting too much but even their fries were a bit damp...The service was a little slow but I’ll give it to them this time because it was sort of packed when I was there. I'll have to come again to see if their food has worsened or not.

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