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kattycVancouver/VictoriaSince October 6, 200815 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance4 (3.8)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 15 of 15 Reviews Found
Futaba1420 Quadra St, #101, Victoria
The Best Sushi I've Had in Victoria
Submitted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

Futaba was literally the best sushi I've had so far, in Victoria. I especially like the brown rice on the "vegetarian rolls" - it added an interesting texture and made the rice less mushy. The restaurant was decently decorated, and the servers were friendly. Decently priced for Victoria sushi. The agedashi tofu was missing the little fish flakes? or whatever is usually on top of agedashi tofu, but it was yummy nonetheless.

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Red Fish, Blue Fish1006 Wharf Street, Victoria
Real Wharf-side Fish 'n Chips!
Submitted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

I ate here on the "Tourist in Your Own Hometown" weekend, and despite being rather busy, the service was still welcoming and friendly, and our food was done pretty quickly. If it wasn't for the coupon, it would've been a pretty expensive lunch, but in any case it was delicious. The fish was just crispy enough, the french fries were chunky but still crispy, and the tartar sauce tasted well homemade. Yum!

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Fan Tan Cafe549 Fisgard Street, Victoria
What a joke.
Submitted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

So the bf wanted to have Chinese food, and we'd been doing grocery shopping in Chinatown. We ended up in the Fan Tan Cafe, which looked decent. A little bit dingy, but the decor was kind of cute, and unusual for a Chinese restaurant. Unfortunately, the decor did not translate at all into the food. The food was cheap, but horrible quality - I could've gone to the food court at the mall and had cheaper, probably better tasting Chinese food. The pork fried rice was hard, and had probably been sitting in the warming pan for ages, with teeny tiny, basically flavourless chunks of pork. The "ginger garlic tofu" had no signs of ginger-garlic sauce whatsoever.
Not worth it at all!

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Fort Street Cafe742 Fort Street, Victoria
A Great Friday Night!
Submitted Wednesday, April 1, 2009 - 10:32pm [Dine in]

I've never eaten at the Fort Cafe for lunch, but their Friday Night Quiz food is delicious. I had the cheesecake bites and the grilled mac and cheese (an original variation on regular mac&cheese), and my friend had the nachos, and everything was delicious! The Friday Night Quiz is casual and fun, with two very much hilarious hosts. All in all an awesome alternative to the standard Friday "club/pub" night.

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Shiki Sushi1113 Blanshard Street, Victoria
Decent Sushi, Some Strange Stylistic Choices?
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 1:13am [Dine in]

I've been here a couple of times, and the sushi is pretty decent. Better value than some of the other Japanese restaurants in Victoria. I do have a couple of bones to pick, though. 1: The California rolls have egg in them. I don't know if this is just a Victoria thing because it's happened to me at Azuma too, but since when do California rolls have egg in them? Very bizarre. 2: The regular bento boxes are small and what's with the weird sauce on the rice? This also happened to me at Azuma. I've been to many sushi restaurants in my lifetime and ordered many a bento box, but never have one of the compartments consisted solely of "rice with sauce similar to the salad dressing". Perhaps these are just some stylistic choices made for financial reasons or just to be "different"? Anyway, the restaurant seems clean, service is pretty quick, and prices are fairly reasonable. Solid sushi restaurant.

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Secret Garden Tea Room, The5559 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Loved It!
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 2:13am [Dine in]

I'd only been to high tea one other time, at a hotel downtown, and the Secret Garden definitely outshone the other! The pastries were delicious; just the thought of them is making me salivate! The sandwiches were enjoyable as well, typical high tea fare, from what I've heard. The decor was to die for, though. From the squishy tea cozies to the Pride & Prejudice-esque (BBC version, of course) music, I was completely charmed. I would love to return! The only downside was the price, for a mid afternoon snack, but it's fairly reasonable, comparatively.

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O Thai Cuisine Restaurant1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
Delicious Dessert Sampler
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 2:03am [Dine in]

I'm not a huge fan of Thai food, so I found the dinner food to be just good, but I can't say how much I loved the Dessert! My two friends and I shared a desert sampler, and I wish I'd gotten one all for myself. They were the perfect end to a good meal.
The prices for O Thai are fairly decent, nothing obscene. A nice restaurant with solid decor and waitstaff.

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Michi Sushi1513 West Broadway, Vancouver
A Business Savvy Idea
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:59am [Dine in]

The concept of this place is ingenious. It's simple, easy, and eco-friendly (minimal packaging). The sushi is fairly decent - it's not always extremely fresh, but there are some interesting flavours mixed in the easy-to-hold rolls. Cute, fast sushi with a good message. I especially like the soy sauce packets (little plastic fish shapes). I enjoy coming here and I enjoy eating the sushi.

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Riz Sushi Bar & Catering2887 Broadway, Vancouver
Great Little Hole in the Wall.
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:53am [Dine in]

Riz has the best sushi by far in the immediate neighbourhood. The prices are good, especially for what you are getting, and the food is yummy and wholesome. It's not spectacular fusion fare, or wonderfully authentic Japanese food, but it's good all the same. I like the clean, white layout of the store, as well, and the staff is friendly and always happy for any business.

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Roger's Chocolates Soda Shoppe801 Government Street, Victoria
Charming!
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:48am [Dine in]

I'd had my eye on this place for a while before I finally got a chance to try it, so naturally I was expecting quite a bit. The location, the decor, the menu; everything is so very cute, and I love the concept. The staff wear little uniforms with hats & bowties, all which add to the overall experience. I shared some sort of ice cream concoction with a friend, and we were definitely not disappointed. While the prices are a little steep (it's what you pay for eating in the tourist areas, I suppose), I'll definitely be returning to try the other mouth-watering items on the menu.

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Noodle Box, The818 Douglas St., Victoria
What Happened?
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:35am [Dine in]

I'll admit, the first few times I came to the Noodle Box, I enjoyed myself. The food seemed good, the little boxes were extremely kitsch, and though the wait time always seemed rather long for the food they were cooking, I felt satisfied in the end.
I hadn't been for close to a year, and upon my return, I found myself wondering what I had ever seen in the Noodle Box. The food portions seemed smaller - the first time I'd been I had eaten about half and had been stuffed - the food was less flavourful, and I was just generally less impressed and less willing to pay the $10 a box they were charging. I'm not sure if it was the food or my standards that changed, but based on the last few reviews, I'm going to go with the former. The atmosphere is still cute, but always having to sit near a drafty door is starting to get old.

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Azuma Sushi615 Yates St, Victoria
Just not that impressed
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:15am [Dine in]

Coming from Vancouver, I'm constantly on the search for a good sushi restaurant in Victoria. Sadly, I've yet to find one. I've been to Azuma once on a Friday night. It was pretty busy, so I assumed it would be quite good, and I'd heard from a few people that it was so. Our server was great - super friendly and interactive. The food, however, was a little lacking. The sushi, as with all the sushi I've come across so far in Victoria, was just meh. It wasn't horrible (not T&T sushi), but it was only about on-par with the Clark Drive Fujiya's better days. I was really hoping for more, and Azuma, despite recommendations, just did not deliver.

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Me & Julio2095 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
A New Favorite in Mexican
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:09am [Dine in]

I'd never been a big fan of Mexican food, but that was before Red Burrito. Then Me & Julio's shows up, and now I can't believe I didn't discover Mexican sooner. Me & Julio's quickly became a summer favorite for my friends & I. The food is delish - extremely flavourful as well as colourful - though the portions are a bit small. It can get a bit pricey if you're looking for a lot of food, but if you're satisfied with high quality, smaller portions, then you'll go home happy. One thing that still needs work are the drinks. I've yet to be impressed. Still, great place, great food, and I love the little star shaped lanterns that hang all around the restaurant.

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Cafe Calabria1745 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Great place on the Drive
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I've been to Cafe Calabria many times, and though I've only tried the coffee and the gelato, I've never been disappointed. The atmosphere is friendly, and very Drive-esque, and the gelato is some of the most rich, luxurious I have ever tasted. While it can be quite pricey, it's worth it for the food and the atmosphere. It's a great place just to get together with friends to catch up and enjoy your time.

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Gelarmony1222 Robson Street, Vancouver
Your Basic Gelato Shop
Submitted Monday, October 6, 2008 - 1:01am [Dine in]

I'm not sure what all the rave reviews are about here, but I've been to Mondo's many a time, and I've never found it 5-star worthy. Don't get me wrong, it's good, but no different than any other decent gelato shop. It's often crowded though, and I've sometimes noticed it smelling a little strange. Other than that, no real complaints, but I just had to get my two cents in, as in terms of gelato quality, I don't think people should be deceived into thinking they're getting the best gelato in Vancouver.

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