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kacenkaVancouverSince December 5, 20089 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Toyama757 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Go here ONLY if you want to be disappointed -- food not so good and service terrible
Submitted Saturday, February 26, 2011 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

Went here for dinner and was not impressed. We arrived right at 5:00 and placed our order right away. 3 or 4 things came, and then nothing, half hour pause. The place was not very busy (Monday night). We asked our waiter about the rest of our order and he said we should order again, which we did. First dish to arrive was not something we ordered. Another waiter, when asked about it, rudely grabbed it off our table. 2 minutes later the same dish came back. We again commented that we never ordered it. Now our waiter came over too and we told them both it wasn't something we ordered. It was taken away but we were made to feel bad about it.

Then a couple of our things came, and then something else that wasn't ours?!? Yes, that came back again too. I ordered one piece of hamachi (high-end tuna) which was old and the grain of the fish was falling apart -- didn't eat it. The tofu teriyaki was disappointing. California & dynamite rolls were good but nothing special. Gomae and sunomono were good. The one quite good thing was the lobster nigiri (chopped scallop style nigiri).

Over half of our order never came and after being there nearly 2.5 hours and being extremely hungry at that point, we left. We paid cash for what the meal was truly worth, had words with our waiter (he was also the manager), and left. I will NEVER be back. So many better sushi restaurants in Vancouver.

And the chairs, ouch!! they are made so the front edge of the seat digs up into your thighs. We asked for cushions, but they did not have any.

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Rodney's Oyster House1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Yummy food and excellent service
Submitted Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

A group of 8 of us dined recently at Rodney's (a first time for all of us) for a surprise birthday party and had a wonderful time. The food was excellent and the service was incredibly attentive. We had a number of waiters help us and two went above and beyond.

Everything was very fresh and of high-quality. My sister and l particularly enjoyed the potato encrusted scallops, my husband the smoked salmon and my cousin the Haida Gwaii candy, and everything else was very good too. The ambiance is fun and nautical. Recommend to others and will definitely return.

I don't understand how others received the bad service they say they did and as for people complaining about price, the price is very reasonable considering the high-quality and freshness of the seafood and the fact that this restaurant is in downtown Vancouver.

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Red Dot Cafe401 W Georgia Street, #113, Vancouver
Okay for a quick lunch
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Service is friendly and fast. Sandwiches and salads are good -- Greek salad is great. The Mediterranean pannini is delicious but the carrot soup is thickened with corn starch (instead of flour) and is a miss. Their breakfasts (especially the egg, ham & cheese wrap & 'McMuffin') are very good.

Ingredients are fresh and good quality BUT they put copious amounts of MSG into their Chinese food and Thai salad (burning and constricting throat -- and I don't even have an allergy to it). If they left out the MSG I would rate the food as 4 and value as 3.

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Da Gino Ristorante Italia475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Consistently Delicious
Submitted Friday, March 20, 2009 - 1:34pm [Dine in]

I have dined here for lunch and dinner, about a half-dozen times over the past 2 years. The service is always friendly and prompt, and the food always delicious. Everything tastes like it's made from scratch, and probably it is. YUM! Their portions are generous and if they say it's a prawn linguini, there's ton of prawns (not like many places where you'll only get a couple). The ambiance is classy (but not top-end) and the tables far enough apart that you can have a fairly private conversation. A great place for business lunch meetings, a romantic dinner for two, or dinner with your in-laws.

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Wonderland Sushi4572 10th Avenue West, Vancouver
Used to be good
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

Up until a little over a year ago this was one of my favourite Sushi restaurants and I would eat there on average once per week. Everything on the menu was delicious and the service was top-notch. The restaurant has since changed hands. The two times I've tried it since, the food is no longer authentic Japanese and does not taste good. Even their basic california role and gyoza leave much to be desired. In addition, the service has become terrible.

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Pita Wrap Cafe565 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Mmm, Mmm, Mmm
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

Love this place. Eat there on average 2 times per week. The food is very tasty. My favourites are: the falafal wrap (approx. $5) (with so many other goodies wrapped inside), vegetarian plate (approx. $9) (spanakopita, delicious rice, greek-style potatos, greek salad or tabouleh (parsley salad), 2 falafal, dalmadas, and sauces: humus (chick pea & garlic) , tahini (sesame), & tzatsiki (cucumber & yoghurt), and the mixed souvlaki (approx. $10) (rice, potatoes, choice of salad, skewer of chicken (marinated in some tasty spices and is as tender as can be), skewer of lamb and humous.

Both the vegetarian plate and mixed souvlaki are so large that I usually can't finish them. Talk about a deal: delicious food for cheap. The place is always packed with usually a big lunch line-up. And when an ethnic restaurant is packed with people of that ethnicity you know it's good! So busy that you end up sharing table space. But the food is so good that no one ever minds. Can take a while to get your food, so if you're in a hurry, be there before 11:40 or order ahead and take your meal to go.

Service is always with a "hello [insert name here]" and a smile. Love that it's family-run. Mom's on the register, Dad's on the grill, daughter does the salads and wraps. Another daughter (I think?) is on clean-up detail. Even Grandpa is there busily doing meal-prep.

The ambiance is very typical of what you'd find in the middle-east. Cafe-style set-up and regional art & nicknacks. It wouldn't be authentic any other way.

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Felico's Restaurant8140 Leslie Road, Richmond
Disappointing dining experience
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

Went to Felico's with a large group Christmas party. The nicest thing I can say about the place is that it is beautiful inside. Looks upscale. But as they say, "looks can be deceiving".
The food was not authentic Greek and was definitely the worst "Greek" I've ever had. They served non-edible baked beans with the vegetarian dish (think Mexican breakfast style). Their rice was bland and slightly overcooked. Veggies were bland. The 4 vegetarians at our table each received their own plate with a full selection, but the 4 meat-eaters (incl. myself) were served side-plates with rice and veggies, and between the four were given two platters they had to dissect, and they had to split one tasteless skewer of chicken, two tough lambchops, two dry dolmadas (stuffed grape leaves) and two absolutely awful falafel (dry, overcooked and bad-tasting). The strawberry lada drink said it had coconut milk but you couldn't taste it; also, the strawberry had a strong artificial taste -- I couldn't even drink it. The wine kept flowing, but other than that the service was surly. Definitely will not be back.

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Sala Thai888 Burrard, #102, Vancouver
Best Thai in Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, December 14, 2008 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

I am a regular lunch and dinner diner at Sala Thai. Their food is consistently delicious and I've never had a dish I didn't absolutely love. It's almost a toss-up, but my favourite is their thick red curry chicken -- YUM. Their prices are very low in relation to how wonderful the food is. Lunch specials are a fantastic deal. The ambiance is very Thai and tastefully decorated. When watermelon is in season their chef carves the most incredible designs into whole melons and puts them on display in the entrance. Their only downside is their service. Staff are very friendly and always smiling. They take your orders and bring your food promptly, and are constantly filling up your water glass, but it takes forever to pay. If I'm in a hurry to leave I take my bill directly to the cashier.

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Caffe Artigiano574 Granville Street, Vancouver
Best Vancouver Coffee
Submitted Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

By far the best coffee in Vancouver. I'm addicted to their Spanish Latte (made with condensed milk) -- yum!! I can no longer drink any other kind of coffee as nothing else anywhere compares. Bar none theirs is the best outside of Italy. Ambiance reminds me of European cafe's too. Service is exceptional and always given with a smile, even when they're busy.

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