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kazinVancouverSince September 26, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Kalvin's Restaurant5225 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Authentic Taiwanese Food
Submitted Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:57pm [Dine in]

As others have said, this is a Taiwanese restaurant "masquerading" as a Szechuan place. Had the beef noodles, salty peppery chicken and green onion pancake wrapped beef. The soup was very Taiwanese, tasted like what you'd get at a place in Taipei. The beef was very tender as well. My only quip was with the noodles as they were far too soft and not "q" as they say in Taiwan (al dente). I personally enjoy chewier noodles (and pasta too). The chicken was amazing. Huge portion for $6 if I remember right. Green onion pancakes were nothing out of the ordinary (my mom makes much better) but solid nonetheless. If you're in East Van and want some Taiwanese food, I'd definitely recommend this place. It's better than places like Tea Work.

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Milestones Grill & Bar3085 152nd Street, Surrey
Great Valentine's Day Experience
Submitted Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 1:20am [Dine in]

Went in with the boyfriend for a romantic Valentine's Day. Had an attentive and dashing young blonde named Dan who was quick to take our drink orders (bottle of Beringer which the young man suggested). Ordered the Valentine's Day Special which included spinach dip, prime rib and apple crisp for dessert. The beau and I will definitely return!

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Elephant Walk Neighbourhood Pub1445 41st Avenue East, Vancouver
Great Bar
Submitted Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 1:01pm [Dine in]

My friends and I have made this our go to bar. They have wings for $4/pound (12 wings) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. I'm pretty sure every time I've gone they've had pitchers of Kokanee on special for $11.95 as well.

The overall feel of the bar is of a very low-key, friendly one. Nobody here is pretentious and everybody is there to have a good time. The atmosphere during the Canada-Russia game during the Olympics was unforgettable as well. They have a number of large TVs but don't have HD programming as of now, hopefully this is something they'll move towards. There's a pay to play pool table and on Wednesday nights they have Music Bingo, which is definitely something you'll have to try.

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Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodle House4887 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Best TBN in Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 12:56pm [Dine in]

As someone who's had many a bowl in Taiwan and has a mother who cooks some of the best homemade TBN, I've developed a great taste for beef noodles. This place is better than almost every place I've been to in Taiwan, including its own parent store.

The noodles consistently al dente (or Q for you Taiwanese out there) and the soup hasn't changed since the first time I've been there, unbelievably hearty and flavourful. If you're brave try the soup with a little bit of spice. Most TBN in Vancouver (see: Pearl Castle, Beefy Beef Noodle House) have a lighter broth that, arguably, is more authentically Taiwanese. The portion of beef they give is generous and each piece is all meat with no fat. Some people enjoy this, others enjoy the more tender but fattier chunks that "melt" in your mouth...to each their own.

I have to mention that I do not enjoy suan cai, or pickled vegetables, in my soup. A lot of non-Taiwanese people
don't like the taste as well, so make sure you ask for no pickled vegetables if it's your first time trying out TBN.

The small dishes are a rip off for its price (in Taiwan it would cost you maybe $1 for each, whereas here each plate - I believe - sets you back $3.50). I've tried the marinated tofu and cucumber dishes before and they taste very authentically Taiwanese. I would suggest you skip out on these though, simply due to the price.

The only thing keeping me from coming here more often is that it's quite out of the way for me. Any time I'm in Burnaby though I make sure I stop by.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Went for the reviews, bang on.
Submitted Friday, September 26, 2008 - 11:40am [Dine in]

Took a friend out here last night. Had a little trouble finding it (not too knowledgeable about downtown) but once we got there it was smooth sailing. Host greeted us very warmly and directed us inside to another hostess who took us to our table. The waiter was attentive and very friendly. Our drinks came within a couple of minutes. My only complaint is that the drinks are quite pricey but you can only expect that from a nice downtown restaurant like this. I ordered the 1/2 Lemon Roasted Chicken which was absolutely delicious; I couldn't even finish it. The next day it was still very tender and moist, even from the microwave. She got the seafood linguini and enjoyed it as well. I'd definitely recommend this place to take someone out at.

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