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JuddcDowntown VancouverSince August 11, 20088 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Cascade Room, The2616 Main Street, Vancouver
Modern pub food, great drinks
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

Wife and I hit the Cascade once a month or so and have been going prettty much since they opened it. Always good service, prices are fair, nice people, and a solid ambiance. It can get loud after 8. We like it. Great for a beer and a bite, or maybe a glass of wine and an appy. The food is solid - pubby but not traditional and well executed. The cocktail list is good - lots of lovely conconctions to enjoy. The wine list on the large blackboard rarely disappoints. Its not high-end, but its a step above the average pub. Lots of space if you've got a 4-some or more. Give it a try!

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Ya Yah Thai Cuisine1859 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Mediocre and pricey.
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 9:07pm [Dine in]

Our "medium" spiced dishes were nearly unedible - just way too hot. Decor and ambiance is lacking - the place felt half-finished. Taste was nothing special. Servers were attentive, expect a language barrier (if you're an English speaker), but inexperienced. Cost was high for what it was. I'd skip it. There is much better Thai around town.

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La Rocca Ristorante Italiano1565 Commercial, Vancouver
A solid 3 stars
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

Nice room for dining and nice large windows - the bar is small, but cozy. Wife and I were there on a Wednesday and all bottles of wine were $10 off. The wine list is ok and serviceable for the food - ie: nothing amazing, but just right for a good meal. Indeed this might be a fitting description for our experience there.

Service was prompt with a small crew, and a half full room. Martinis (a little wet) to start. The wine and entrees arrived before the cocktails were done, so maybe drink faster? No bother - We had a bottle of wine with a Fettucini Puttanesca and Fettucini Vongole in white wine sauce. Good portion size, reasonable price ($15 /ea entree), and delivered hot. Everything tasted fairly fresh: yummy and homespun without any Vancouveresque flair.

Overall a very enjoyable meal and worth a visit. We'll go back because everything from drinks to meal to service to the bill was very consistent and fair. I don't think you have anything to lose by checking it out. In the meantime - so many more places to dine....

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Slocan Restaurant2715 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Great value, good food.
Submitted Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 1:43am [Dine in]

A solid and consistent performer, the Slocan Family Restaurant rarely disappoints. Haven't tried breakfast but lunch and dins are good. The wife and I like this place - its a solid little room with a nice vintage atmosphere. The service is friendly & snappy, and the prices are excellent - especially the beer specials - I don't know anywhere nearby that serves up a $3.50 pint. While its far from haute cuisine, the food is home-y and good. Lots of comfort food on the menu and the portions are generous. Give it a try!

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Best Falafel2013 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Good Falafel
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 1:20am [Dine in]

Stopped in for lunch with the wife. We both got a falafel in pita and it was quite good. Not overly sauced, well seasoned and cheap at $4 and change. Good portion, very tasty and best of all, no ill effects after what might look like a bit of a dodgy hole in the wall from the outside.

Inside was clean and sparse. Tables and chairs are next to the bevvie fridge. Some outdoor seating on the Drive. Service was solid and friendly. Will return.

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Timbre Restaurant2068 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Beer, Service & Atmosphere good. Food was toxic and store-bought.
Submitted Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

Nice space, bright and breezy. Our servers were attentive and friendly. The food on the other hand was the kind of schlock normally reserved for a roadside diner with a gas station attached to it. And I'm feeling it the day after. Wife had veggie burger - it was a Money's patty - and I had Oyster poor boy. Bland, Safeway-bun and bagged salad. And apparently not a good couple of oysters as I'm getting more and more nauseous as I write this review.

2 sandwiches and 2 beers - $40.00. No value there.

Will avoid in future unless I'm just stopping in for a beer.

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Gin Kaku Sushi1348 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Best Sushi Joint Downtown
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

Paul Ho quietly turns out some of the best sushi, sashimi, and home cooking you could ask for in Japanese-style cuisine. The food is fresh, often the salmon is wild and not farmed, and the maki isn't doused with mayo. Just clean, fresh simple ingredients, and excellent preparation that make for simple Japanese comfort food from a Korean guy who has been at it for upwards of 20 years.

The atmosphere is hole-in-the-wall, but always clean and tidy. Service never lacks, and even though it may look as though they aren't busy, Paul has stated that half his business is take-out, so he is generally busy even if the restaurant is not. Paul is a friendly and affable character, and likes to take time to shoot he breeze with his customers. Especially if its regarding the Canucks.

Price-wise I'm always amazed at how reasonable it is. Try it out!

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Red Burrito1700 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Solid for fairly cheap eats.
Submitted Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

I've visited both locations. The drive has more of that local hole-in-the-wall kinda feel with the car and foot traffic on Commercial & 1st buzzing around you. I quite like the feel. The Robson location is a little more cafeteria-like. Either way, the atmosphere isn't a typical slick franchise-type of feel. I'd say more home-spun and rustic.

The food and service don't deviate from the atmosphere too much. Its fairly assembly-line, and definitely a Canadian-Mexican experience, not a Mexican one. The food is pretty fresh, and the standout for me is the shrimp burrito with a splash of fresh lime overtop - a much better choice than the chicken or beef.

The chicken is donair-style, and I can't recall how the beef is done. I haven't had anything other than the burrito/burrito bowl. I will admit to craving the shrimp burrito on occasion and will go out of my way to get it.

I give it 3 stars for a place that serves up assembly-line food but still tastes fresh and good. Prices are ok by me. 2 burritos with guac - $15. Serving portions are generous.

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