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juliefaceVancouverSince December 14, 200716 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
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Displaying 1 - 16 of 16 Reviews Found
Curry Express650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
love their food
Submitted Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

I just wanted to put out a good word for the Curry Express in Oakridge. They have good food, and not just 'good for a fast food place' good, but actually good.

Everytime I have gone the food is always so full of flavour and fresh, much unlike the lukewarm, tepid food you often find at food court places. They make their naan a little differently here than all the Indian restaurants I've gone to and I love it, it's chewy and yummy.

The staff behind the counter are also very nice, you can tell they take pride in serving good food.

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Ebei5701 Granville Street, #112, Vancouver
you get what you pay for I guess
Submitted Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

I've gone to this place a few times for their late night all you can eat to satisfy some nighttime sushi cravings. After 3 tries I don't think I'll go back despite it's convenient location, the food quality is really that poor.

It's cheap and it's all you can eat, so I guess cheap food goes along with it, but really. As mentioned, they overstuff their sushi with rice, and the rice itself is dry and unappetizing, which totally ruins whatever kind of sushi you get. Their spicy sauce is far too salty, I suppose in an effort to get you to drink more water.

The only item I really did like is their ebi sunomono, but how do you screw that up.

Oh yeah, there's also NO sashimi at all on their late night menu. I haven't really been to any other place for late night ayce so I'm not sure if that's standard, but I do think it's beyond lame.

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Inlets Bistro & Lounge1225 Robson St, Vancouver
good french toast
Submitted Tuesday, May 5, 2009 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

Stopped by here for breakfast 2 days in a row while staying downtown. First day I had some pancakes, pretty good nothing to write home about. The second time I got their french toast and I was so pleased with it.

They use french bread instead of slices of white like most restaurants do and I definitely appreciated it. The french toast was nice and crispy and not at all soggy.

Both times service was good. Very friendly and efficient, and they left me in relative peace to read my book while making sure I had coffee. As for the ambiance, it's your typical hotel restaurant setting (this place is in the Blue Horizon).

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Shin Ju1401 West Broadway, #101, Vancouver
cheap lunch ayce
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

If you want a really cheap all you can eat, hit up Shin Ju for the lunchtime menu. You're limited to just 4 pieces of sashimi per person, but you only pay around $12 for an okay selection. That's okay, because this place has THE BEST spicy tuna cones I have ever had, and those are unlimited on all ayce menus.

The dinner is more pricey, around $20, but you get unlimited sashimi. Overall, the sushi quality is decent. The rice isn't too dry and they don't put way too much rice in the rolls like some ayce restaurants do. They are also quick to get you more food and I don't often miss items or have items I didn't order brought to me.

The chicken teriyaki on the ayce menu was a particular favourite of mine when I still ate meat, and is also a favourite of all the guests I bring there. It actually doesn't seem that special, just a piece of chicken with teriyaki sauce, but it is always so incredibly tasty. Nice and hot and crispy with a delicious sauce.

This is one of my staple restaurants and I hope it doesn't go away.

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Sophie's Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
not worth the wait
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

Only went here because a group of friends had decided to go and I was to meet them. Had to wait in line forever, but I expected that. Plus, I don't mind waiting for good food in a good restaurant. This however, was neither.

Service overall is SLOW. So slow. What really ticked me and my brother and sister off was how they brought out our milkshakes at the very end of the meal. Really, if the milkshakes are going to take that long, just say so when we order them.

Our burgers where overwhelmed with the taste of the onion powder in it, plus they were lukewarm. Oh, and I've had better milkshakes at White Spot.

All the food was terribly expensive and was sub-par in quality. I asked one of my friends why on earth anyone would want to eat there and she responed "Did you see all the cool stuff on the walls?"

We were sitting outside.

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All India Sweets & Restaurant6507 Main Street, Vancouver
won't go back
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

I love the food at this restaurant and have suffered through the horrible service each time I've gone just for the eats.

Last time was simply just too much. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy, and my table of 3 waited 20 minutes for the waiter to come around and get our drink order. By this time we were ready to order food, and let the waiter know when he came to take our drink order.

"Just a minute," he says, "I'll be right back." Okay. 10 minutes later he brought our drinks and he still wouldn't take our food order. After another 10 minutes of sitting there, watching him joke around with his co-workers behind the bar, we left money for our drinks and left.

Really, I'm a patient person, and EVERY time I've gone here the service is so terrible, each time worse than the last. Why would they act this way when there's so much competition, even just down the block?

I wish there was a lower rating possible for service, they deserve it for losing this loyal customer.

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Dockers6094 Fraser St., Vancouver
my favourite breakfast place
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

I love going to Dockers. I have had nothing but great, friendly service there, and the food is always good.

I always end up with their vegetarian omelette, which is huge and delicious, or the Greek pancakes, which are super tasty and yummy. My roommate says they have the best eggs benedict she has ever had, something about using whipping cream or something in the sauce, I don't know, I hate eggs benedict.

Nothing special about the ambiance, it's your typical local greasy spoon setting.

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
overpriced fast food
Submitted Monday, May 4, 2009 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

What makes this place special?

NOTHING.

When I lived in Victoria I went to the Noodle Box a few times and found their food quite tasty. Perhaps this Vancouver location is not a good one, or perhaps the quality of their food has declined in the past years but I found their food now to be comparible, if not worse, than fast food.

Tepid, lukewarm noodles with bland sauce and overcooked meat. Gross. And it costs a million dollars for one. Plus it's not a good experience to go to the restaurant; it's a fast-food/cafeteria type deal and the music is far too loud.

Spend your money somewhere else, it'll be a better time.

If by chance you do end up here, be careful, their hot is HOT. I love spicy food and went with the medium spice despite warnings from the staff; it was just uncomfortable to eat that's how hot it was.

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Dharma Kitchen3667 West Broadway St., Vancouver
mindfulness
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 12:59am [Dine in]

This restaurant is meant to focus on the mindful aspects of eating and food. Enjoying and appreciating your food while taking the time to enjoy it. This is definitely possible here.

The food is organic and vegan, so you can appreciate all the good things you are doing for your body and the strength and energy you will get from the food. Also, the food is mighty tasty, so you can appreciate and take the time to enjoy the flavours you are eating, the quality of the food and the excellent preparation. Presentation too, to make you appreciate your food and this moment of your day even more.

Service is nice. I was worried it would get some kind of attitude because of the whole 'organic vegan' snobbery that often goes with that, but not here. Just very gentle and serene servers who really care about the food they are serving and your enjoying of it. It's not the fastest, but if you're taking the time to enjoy your surroundings to better enjoy your meal and time you have set aside to eat, then it's actually kind of appropriate.

Because I just can't bear hunks of tofu or tempeh I stick with the veggie burgers. The Thai burger is my favourite. A wonderful and rich peanut sauce with a hint of spice with bean sprouts and a thick delicious veggie burger on a crisp and fresh bun.

If you have maybe 30 minutes to take out of your day to enjoy yourself, eat delicious and healthy food, and take the physical energy and emotional energy out with you, it really makes your day better.

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Shalin Noodle House656 W Broadway, Vancouver
addicting
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

I'm mixed about the restaurant. I've only had 2 dishes from this restaurant but I loved them both so much that I kept going back. The curry cutting noodles with vegetables and tofu are delicious. I just loved how fresh the noodles tasted. I was also in love with the sliced roll. Probably a standard item judging from the reviews I've read but I haven't seen or tried it anywhere else.

The ambiance is lacking. Feels like a cafeteria. Something that REALLY bothers me about the Sha Lin Noodle House is that someone working there has a serious case of body odor. I went there once in the evening and the hot restaurant just reeked of that steamy body odor smell, and when it's undercut with the smell of the curry they use on their noodles it really repulsed me.

I can't even think of eating their food anymore without being reminded about that smell, never mind tasting it... UGH. So...... go early before it gets stinky if you're thinking about checking this place out. The food is really quite tasty. And the servers are nice and prompt and friendly.

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
fresh fresh fresh
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 9:00pm [Dine in]

I love the sushi here; so fresh and you can taste it. A little on the pricey side in comparison to Vancouver sushi in general, but the extra cents are worth it.

The servers are always so friendly and obviously care about the food they are serving and the customer experience. It's always so crowded in there and all the tables are really cramped and close together, so that negates the dining experience slightly but I'm okay with that for the friendly service and delicious food.

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Haru Sushi2041 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
food not worth the time
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

Went here for sushi with friends on recommendation of someone from the area. Their sushi was nothing special for me. Not bad not great. Typical price, typical fare.

What helped me make up my mind about this place was the terrible service. Our table was ignored from the very beginning. The best was how the dirty plates piled on our table as we finished our dishes and sat there forever. There was no server in sight so I couldn't flag anyone down once we decided we had enough sitting around and wanted our bill, so I had to 'knock' my water off the table to get someone's attention.

Even then, it took a good 15 minutes to get our bill... and we were the only table in the restaurant. There's so many sushi places on Lonsdale; I won't be back to this one.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
take this sushi home to eat
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

This is sushi to go for sure... not only is the restaurant tiny and cramped with very little seating, but you look like a fool eating their HUGE pieces of sushi. It's terrific value, and it's important to go earlier in the day... I've gone later on and found the fish to be not so fresh.

Also, a tip, it's cash only. That's okay though because I usually get 4 pieces of nigiri and that's more than enough food. Also good is the spicy tuna roll.

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Togo Sushi650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
great quick sushi
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

One of my favourite sushi places to drop by and grab some sushi when I'm on the go. It's reasonably priced and very fresh, plus the rice is never gross and dry. I always get the nigiri combo with some miso soup. Delicious! I also never wait too long... max 5 minutes or so, but then again, I'm never there at lunch time.

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Saigon Fare Cafe203 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Great Food, Great Service
Submitted Tuesday, October 28, 2008 - 8:56pm [Dine in]

Yummy! I had their vegetarian sandwich and 2 shrimp rolls. The sandwich is so tasty. The baguette is warm and fresh, and the veggies have an incredible dressing on them. Watch out, the sandwich comes with cilantro, which I can't stand. But, when the waitress noticed me picking off the copious amounts of the weed, she made me a new one without me even asking for it. Sweet.

I also tried the shrimp wrapped around sugar cane, and that was by far my favourite. My roommates ordered that, next time I will too! The food I had was also incredibly filling. I couldn't finish it all, and I was full all day. Great value.

What I liked best though was the staff. They were so friendly and so happy to be serving us the delicious food they had made for us. Will definitely go back.

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Mongolie Grill467 West Broadway, Vancouver
horrible service ruins the restaurant
Submitted Friday, December 14, 2007 - 1:13am [Dine in]

I've been to other Mongolie-style restaurants before, and this one was severely lacking, mostly because of the service. First of all, after my friend and I placed our order for the soup that comes with the meal, the waitress came back about 15 minutes later to say they only had enough for one bowl. What kind of restaurant runs out of a staple soup offered with all meals (hot and sour) at 6 in the evening?

I went with the other kind, some corn chowder business, and when I finally did receive it I wish I had just asked for no soup at all... it was cold, chunky and tasteless.

The food is fine enough- you basically make your own dish. The food (the main course at least) is basically hit or miss, but that is all up to the customer.

Back to the crappy service; I'm glad I have been to Mongolie-style restaurants before because it wasn't explained to us here how the process worked, we were just abandoned by our waitress who ignored us the entire night.

My favourite part was when we had to ask for water about 4 times, my friend got his, and I had to ask again. "Sorry" she says, "You can't have water right now. There are no glasses."

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I looked at the bar and there were about 1000 glasses all sitting, lined up. So what, they aren't proper water glasses? I didn't care, I just wanted water to drink. Too bad I bit my tongue and didn't say anything.

Then our waitress ignored us for the rest of the time. To pay/get our bill, after waiting at the table for a long time, we went and stood by the cash register for a long time. Finally another waitress stopped and took pity on us and rang up our bill. Only when we were paying and adding the tip did our original waitress stop and apologize for the bad service. Too little, too late. At least we know she would understand why we left such a horrible tip.

I never did get my water.

And I'll never go back.

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