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katakanaShaughnessy, VancouverSince August 23, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food2.5 (2.4)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Starry Night Restaurant9231 Beckwith Road, Richmond
Expensive place to dine for a name-less resto
Submitted Monday, September 6, 2010 - 7:48pm [Dine in]

Been to the place twice. First was on a Tuesday and t'was quiet. Was amazed w/ the interior, especially the lights effect. Place looks expensive material-wise. Food was ok, but not that great to merit the high price. Service was ok as well. Our waitress tried her best to assist us in our questions re the menu and our needs. Lots of parking space at the back.

Came back 3 months after on a Thurs to see if anything has changed. Well, saw 2 very good performers who sounded really professional w/ a vast repertoire. They complemented the very cozy and "starry night" lighting within the place. I ordered steak this time. Tasted ok, but is not worth the price IMO. I dunno but i felt if I would go for a steak again, i would just go for medium-priced restos like KEG, Kelseys or Earls. They're cheaper and customer service is way better that Starry. Plus they already have carved a name/reputation all these years. Unlike Starry who is nameless and unknown yet the price of food is leaning on the over-the-usual tag.

Not so sure if I'm gonna go back. Maybe if they drop their price to match the food and service.

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Java Jazz Cafe and Bistro412 Sixth Street, New Westminster
Fly by night bistro
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 4:29am [Dine in]

After visiting the place for the 3rd time in a span of about a year, got the notion this is a fly-by-night resto. Food left a bad taste in my mouth. Nothing special nor extra ordinary as far as thirst quencher is concerned. Even my soda pop ain't got "spirit" on 2 occasions. The musicians were fine, except that they'll be better off IMO if the female owner realizes that her crooning time has been gone long ago. She should stop singing and just attend to serving her clients in a non-musical way.

I thought Philippinos are musically inclined, but it seems some might need an appointment w/ their audiologist.

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O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Superb in everything
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 4:20am [Dine in]

Went last Saturday at 7:30PM for dinner w/ my wife. Got no reservation, but was offered the "extra" table they have placed in front on the stage (just behind the 4 ft. wall). Waiter was attentive without overdoing it. To my surprise, it was actually a very good spot, kinda private as we're boxed in between the L-shaped walls. Food was OK. There was a minor mixed up though w/ our orders, as my wife's additional mushroom for her roasted lobster got into my medium-well Sirloin. They're busy, reason for the mixed up I supposed.

My pinot noir came in late as well. My glass waited empty for like 15 mins before our waiter realized that the guy in charge w/ the wine apparently forgot about me.. Again, the place was busy.

Very nice experience overall. Tnx to our waiter. Worth coming back.

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
Poor managerial skill
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 2:23am [Dine in]

My family of four was stopped at the door by the male manager as my 5 year-old son was holding a beverage from Orange Julius. We were advised outside drinks are not allowed. I asked him why and he said "Customers might think we serve that drink and might ask for it".. Huh? This manager is unbelievable. I was appalled by his line of reasoning. I told him straight "Who would ever think Number 9 resto would serve Orange Julius?".. He realized we are about to leave so he just let us in w/ my kiddo tagging his drink along.

This same male manager in the past also forgot to place our order and we waited for like 30 mins on our table for nothing. When we followed up, he realized he forgot our order, and we were not even granted a cheap discount or whatever to compensate for the very long wait. gosh. Can't believe this is still happening in a first world country like Canada, where customer service should be "first class".

They're just lucky as people have no choice where to dine in the wee hours of the AM as they're the only ones that's open.

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Kentizen Fusion Lounge88 W Pender Street, #2029, Vancouver
Fusion of subpar Chinese and Japanese food
Submitted Saturday, August 23, 2008 - 2:03am [Dine in]

Indeed a fusion lounge; fusion of lousy Chinese and mediocre Japanese food. At $22 dinner buffet, food is not worth it. Lots of other restaurants in Chinatown or downtown which serves better food. The only consolation is the nice ambiance, presentable atmosphere, and the duo performers (pianist and singer) who amazingly was able to play a lot of customers music request. Worth a return trip probably just to listen to the live duo music and enjoy the cozy atmosphere, but the food, well... hmm.

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