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kewpiebabyVancouverSince January 22, 2008200 Reviews
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3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
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Thai House Restaurant116 W Esplanade, North Vancouver
Shocked at the Salt
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

I've always been a fan of Thai House - I've been to both the Robson location and the one near Metrotown. Love it, always go home full and satisfied. But this North Van location is awful! The service is rude and snotty. And how can a restaurant not have high chairs or any kind of seating to accommodate a toddler? They almost didn't want to seat our table of 5! So we ordered pineapple fried rice, some chicken stir fry dish, beef curry and some spicy green beans - a relatively easy, normal fare for Thai food, we thought. When we asked for peanuts on the side for the fried rice, the waiter looked at us like we were speaking a different language. The rice came out soggy and a tad on the salty side. We learned that this was a running theme with the dishes that night. I wonder if the chef mixed up the salt and sugar containers, haha! The Beef curry was so salty it was inedible - what a shame, it was supposed to be quite a flavorful dish. The portions were a lot smaller than their other locations and for that price, I thought it was not worth it. Doesn't matter how nice the decor looked in this place - the food & service was terrible! =(

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Browns Socialhouse1764 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Bravo for Browns
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

Walked by here on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and wanted to try it out. The decor was dark but comfy and warm. We kept wondering if the decor in this particular Browns was done by Jillian Harris? I really wanted to ask the people in the restaurant, but didn't want to be one of those customers, haha! Anyways, my hubby tried their pulled pork quesadilla and it was quite delicious as with the crunchy yam fries. The place has a good vibe to it and we look forward to coming back or going to the other locations and trying more.

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Pho 1015937 Hastings St, Burnaby
Pricey Pho
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

Drove by several times so wanted to try out this new place. Good menu selection. My hubby had their house special pho and I opted for the vermicelli bowl. Decent soup and meat for the pho, and lots of meat for the vermicelli bowl but the noodle was cold. A bit on the pricey side for pho, if they can readjust their prices, they would have more customers in the long run. The decor is by far the cleanest and nicest I've seen for any pho place, but the layout is kind of weird. Kitchen and tables at the front and a huge long hallway to the back to the washrooms. Service is extremely attentive and friendly by the 2 guys at the front counter, but I need a better reason to go back. So much potential to be a good pho place, but too pricey for my liking. =(

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Ddoo Gau Bee4501 North Road, #203, Burnaby
Disappointed at Ddoo
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

The pictures of the food on the outside of the restaurant looked nice-wish the food we got actually reflected what we thought would be good Korean food. An indication of the poor food selection was the 2 tiny plates of small dishes - one was the yellow pickle and other other was Kimchee. In most Korean places, you're given a better selection of small plates, at least four different ones! My hubby ordered this yummy spicy Korean Noodle and I had some kind of stirfry seafood veggie with rice. While the noodle was quite tasty and good in portion, the rice dish was so sad. Didn't taste very Korean I thought. The menu is huge but looks like a Japanese/Korean smorgasbord. The place was packed when we went on a Tuesday night, but service was non-existent. It took us forever to flag down someone to take our order and get tea. We were so surprised with this place because there are so many good Korean restaurants in this area - wish it could have been more. =(

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Red Chilli Szechuan Cuisine741 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Red Hot!
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 1:05pm [Dine in]

Love this place! A bit small, but cozy and welcoming. We stopped by here on a Saturday evening without a reservation so had to wait about 15 minutes. Recommended by my father in-law. Very delicious food and friendly service. We ordered quite a lot of food for the 6 of us, but everything was eaten up quickly. We tried the lamb stir-fry, green beans, chicken, tiger prawns, noodles, and duck. All great portions and yummy!! We were eyeing the huge crab hot pot at the table next to us. It smelled and looked so good. I'm going to try that on my next visit for sure! If you're looking for good chinese food in North Vancouver, Red Chilli is by far the red hot choice! =)

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Howe Sound Brew Pub and Restaurant37801 Cleveland Ave, Whistler
A good place to eat in Squamish
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

Regular pub/bar fare. Good portions for the salad, burger and fries. Would love to try more beers. Service is a bit slow, but can't blame them for only having one waitress to serve all 5 tables on a Saturday lunch hour. Something to try out if you stop in Squamish and have a entertainment book coupon. Beats going to McDonald's all the time. =)

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East is East3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Very Unique
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:55pm [Dine in]

Happened to stop by here on a Sunday afternoon after checking out the local farmer's market. What a lovely little restaurant! The service is friendly, ambience is a bit dark but cozy and warm. Food is delicious. I had the Eastern Plate - Dhal Soup, Salad, Roti, Afghan & Coconut Rice w/ Chicken Masala & Mango Butter Squash, and my hubby had the DHAALCHA - Roasted chunks of lamb in organic dhaal soup, topped w/ lime, red onion, & Afghan rice served w/ Roti. Both dishes filling and yummy! I was so full from the Eastern Plate that I didn't have room for the free refill! Next time! Love the flavours and food - will definitely be back for more! =)

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Golden Oscar Cafe & Restaurant3868 Rupert Street, Vancouver
Cheap & Oily
Submitted Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Sunday afternoon because my hubby was craving HK style tea yet again. We had the beef veggie stir fry vermicelli and the beef tongue spaghetti. Decent sized mini meals that comes with soup and a drink, but that's about it. Extremely oily and the tea was terrible! It's cheap and fast and opens late, but only warrants a visit if you're in a hurry.

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Cardero's1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
Inconsistent
Submitted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 - 10:13am [Dine in]

Great location, great service, but the food isn't anything to write home about. The Seafood Stew special was overcooked, the wild pacific salmon was alright but I found it overpriced for the portion. Only thing that saved them was the crab cakes and mussels for appetizers. If there was more "oomph" to their menu, it would be a whole lot better. I've been a few times in the past 5 years and this time wasn't as great as the other times. Hopefully there will be something new in their menu so that their service, location, ambiance, and food can be more consistent with each other.

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Handi1340 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Great Food, Great View
Submitted Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - 4:16pm [Dine in]

We went here on a Saturday evening and got to sit out on the patio - what a fabulous oceanview! Wow! The food and service were quite good as well. We ordered a lot of food for the 6 of us, but everyone was very happy with the selections and we were soo full! Worth mentioning: Chicken Pakoras, Aloo Naan - White leavened bread stuffed with potatoes and spices, Rice, Dal Handi - Black lentils cooked in traditional handi; slow fire cooking with Indian spices, cream & butter, Murgh Mughali - Boneless chicken cooked in fresh garlic, ginger and rich cashew nut sauce with fenugreek leaves, Lamb Kadahi - Boneless lamb stir fried with onions, garlic, ginger; bellpepper & special Indian sauce, Aloo Gobhi - A unique combination of cauliflower & potatoes cooked in garlic, ginger, tomato & traditional Indian spices, and the Fish Coconut - Fish cooked in a unique combination of coriander & coconut curry. All very delicious, good portions and very filling. A place to stop by if you feel like having great indian food outside with a great view! =)

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Qoola1116 Denman Street, Vancouver
Slightly Overpriced
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:15pm [Dine in]

I wanted to finally try a frozen yogurt place in Vancouver that I thought had the same qualities of places I tried in New York. (Pinkberry & Red Mango) On a hot summer's day, we found Qoola on Denman. It was quite spacious but very empty on a Saturday afternoon. The places in NY were always packed and busy! I ordered an original frozen yogurt with 2 fruit toppings and to my surprise it wasn't a packaged price! Fruit toppings were 89 cents on top of the price of the yogurt $3.95 for small, $4.95 for a medium, etc. I recall in NY prices were always listed as yogurt plus 1 topping or plus 2 topping and it wasn't as much as I paid at Qoola. My hubby was more adventurous and tried their waffle plus fruit plus a dopple of yogurt option. Once again, all the add-on's made the total more than expected. Our total came to around $15! Crazy! But it was delicioius and refreshing. Now to try all the other ones in town like Froyo Swirl, Scoop and Blueberry World! Glad that I don't have to fly to NY to crave my frozen yogurt urges! =)

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Market by Jean-Georges1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver
Delicious
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

Very beautiful restaurant in the heart of Vancouver Downtown. It's a shame that they don't offer brunch because I would go for sure. Went on a Saturday evening around 6pm. The host greeted us promptly & said "Happy Birthday" to my husband, which was nice because they remembered from my reservation request. Then he asked us if we wanted to sit by in the terrace/cafe or in the dining room. I had called a day before to reconfirm my reservation & the lady had told me that they had us in the Alberni room in the dining room. I was confused but since my husband wanted to sit outside, I asked if we could see the table before deciding since it was quite a hot day. He showed us to the table and I think he was just going to seat us and walk away, but I wanted to see the original area I was supposed to be seated in. It was a little area in the corner of the dining room, very cozy and quiet, but above all it had air conditioning. We decided we wanted to sit in the dining room as originally planned & the host actually seemed unhappy. He didn't even say anything & walked away. Weird. Anyways, the rest of the evening was quite enjoyable. Our server, Ron was very friendly & helped answer every single question we had about the menu. We ordered the Rice Cracker Tuna & Bacon Wrapped Shrimp for our appetizers. Both came very quickly & we were impressed with the taste & size; it was a great value for appetizers. For our entrees, I went with the Shortribs & my husband went with the Snapper. I LOVED my dish - fabulous flavours, textures & it was filling. My husband enjoyed his dish as well; the only downside was that the puree was a little on the salty side. (We learned later that everyone said the same thing, so I hope they figure it out and fix it.) Desserts were the Chocolate Cake and Creme Cheesecake. Cake was good but the cheesecake had a spread-like consistency. (It was actually not cooked all the way) The only disappointment other than the cheesecake was while they knew it was my husband's birthday & we came to Market to celebrate, the kitchen staff didn't even do anything fancy with our dessert - no candle or fancy writing like other fancy restaurants do. Oh well, can't win them all. =) I would like to try their lunch special though- $28 for choice of any two entrees & they give you a dessert. Overall, very pleased with Market & will be back for sure.

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Lu Lu Cafe501B North Road, Coquitlam
Where's the Tea?
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:42pm [Dine in]

Tried this place one afternoon because we were craving HK style tea and food. The Laksa noodle was alright, but the tea it came with was not. Only had one slice of lemon and the tea was not very good. My beef noodle was super oily and the portion wasn't very large for $6.95. The place was empty for 3pm on a Sunday - kind of surprised since it looked like the menu was pretty decent. The waitress looked bored and didn't even ask us what drink we wanted with our meal and walked away. Something missing about this place...not sure what it is. =(

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Triple Coconut Tree4124 Hastings St, Burnaby
Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
Submitted Tuesday, July 14, 2009 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

My husband wanted to try this place every time we drove by it, but I thought it looked kind of ghetto at first. So one day I gave in and we went for lunch there. The restaurant is pretty inconspicuous on the "good"side of Hastings Street, but it doesn't really look like your typical Pho place. The service is prompt and friendly. They only take cash or debit card, so leave your credit cards at home. We've tried the Pho noodle soup, the rice, vermicelli dishes & spring rolls and everything so far is delicious. The portions are decent and it's definitely a good value for what you get. Worth a try. =)

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Banana Leaf3005 W Broadway, Vancouver
Kits location is Kooler
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

Stopped by the Kits location after checking out this year's Greek Festival. This location is larger than their original shop near Oak Street. Food was tasty and service friendly and prompt. The decor is very nice and I love how the kits location has huge booths for large parties. A great place to bring family and friends. The food, while delicious, the portions were quite small for the value. At the end of the day for six people, I felt we could have gotten a lot more. Oh, and automatically charging us 15% on top was not the coolest, but at least they had my favorite mango sticky rice dessert! Love it when Mangoes are in season! =)

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Hanano Sushi & Grill555 Clarke Rd, #14, Coquitlam
Fresh N' Tasty
Submitted Monday, June 22, 2009 - 3:03pm [Dine in]

Tried Hanano after a friend's recommendation. Good location across from the Burquitlam Plaza - lots of parking. The space used to be an Italian restaurant back in the day. Furniture is restaurant neutral - nothing really spectacular. But the food makes up for the ambiance. We ordered a Chicken Yakisoba, Spicy Tuna Roll, Dynamite Roll and the special Beef Tango Roll, which is just Beef, Mango, Tobiko, Cucumber, Tuna on top with Salad Sauce. Freshest sushi rice I've ever tasted. Excellent portions and decent prices - not the most expensive and not the cheapest either. Service was very prompt and friendly. Only gripe would be the loud elevator music on the Friday night we went - I couldn't really hear my hubby across the table let alone the waitress standing next to me taking my order. But a good neighborhood joint to go back to for sure.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Samurai was so-so
Submitted Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:04am [Dine in]

After hearing how huge all their sushi rolls were, I went and ordered a party tray for my birthday this year. While there was a lot of variety and it was pretty fresh, the size was not what I expected - definitely smaller than advertised and it wasn't anything super special. The location is right across from Oakridge Mall and like previous reviewers you're better off doing take out if you live in the area. I walked in to pick up my order and was surprised at how tiny the eating area was...and did I mention it felt very stuffy and warm inside? I was a bit worried after that when I saw my party tray was just sitting on shelf behind the cashier basking in the warmth of the place. I remember having their rolls last year at a friend's party and they were much bigger...too bad it's not the same anymore. =(

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Shobu Japanese Restaurant581 Clarke Rd, #2, Coquitlam
Surprisingly Satisfying
Submitted Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 11:12am [Dine in]

A great neighborhood gem. A nice change from the hustle and bustle of nearby places like Fuji Sushi and Sushi California.
We tried the Spicy Tuna Roll, BC Roll, Beef Yaki-Udon, Tiger Roll, and Hurricane House roll. Everything was delicious and fresh. The service was friendly and welcoming. For all that food our bill came to $26.88! Not bad for the amount and quality of food we got. They have only been opened around a month now, hailing from a more popular location in White Rock. It's a shame that they are stuck in this new location - it's not the best being across from quiet Burquitlam Plaza, but this place definitely has potential. I can't wait to go back for more. I hear the Washington Roll and Mango Roll are excellent. =)

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Baru Latino Restaurante2535 Alma Street, Vancouver
Big Bucks for Baru
Submitted Friday, May 1, 2009 - 3:44pm [Dine in]

A flavorful experience on an early Wednesday evening. The service started non-existent & ended up mediocre at best. I think the owner became more aware of our table because of my photo-taking of all the food. He did try to be more attentive so I'll give him that much. =) Our party of 4 were pretty happy with our food choices: Baru Ceviche, Latin Chips, the Steak Chimichurri, Paella, Lamb Sirloin and the Crusted Halibut. Unique flavors & presentation and the portions were not bad. The only gripe would be the price of the entrees that ranged between $20-25!! I think if they lowered each of those dishes by $5 it would have been easier for us to digest. =) For appies, drinks, entrees, & desserts our final bill came to around $172!! A bit much for a Wednesday night for sure!
But good food in a good location and fabulous atmosphere minus the teeny tables! And free underground parking is always a bonus. =) Definitely try the Quesadilla dessert though- quite yummy!

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Guu IS Addictive
Submitted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 11:38am [Dine in]

I LOVE this place! It's always so much fun!! Every single time we come here, we are exhilarated, curious and ravenous! First off, the menu is extremely unique and delicious, added along with the warm inviting atmosphere, you can't help but go back for more. From when you enter, sit down, eat, and leave, the chefs and the waitresses holler in Japanese at each other - it's hilarious. I can catch snippets of "Welcome", "If you please", "Table 4, 5, 7,8" , "Thank you very much", "No problem" with my small knowledge of Japanese. It's great! It's a noisy and cozy place but I don't mind it at all because it's all a part of the fantastic hip and happening ambiance of Guu. We often get seated at the bar, where we see the chefs in action. Our favorite scene is the engorged flame of the wok and the chef's handy flip work without dropping anything out of it, WOW! We've tried several dishes in our past 3 visits, but here's few worth mentioning: Japanese Pickled Rice, Grilled Chicken Wings, Sweet Potato Croquette, Grilled Beef Tongue and Deep-fried Prawns. The Rice is filling and yummy, the wings are tangy and spicy, the sweet potato croquette melts in your mouth and leaves a warm tingly feeling, the beef tongue is delicious and the prawns huge and mouthwatering!! Our favorite so far is EVERYTHING!! We found that around 5 or 6 of their tapa style dishes are pretty good for 2 people, but every time I see an order go out from the bar, I'm always curious what it is and want to order it even though I'm full from my own dishes! The food usually comes fast so no worries if the wait to get into the restaurant is around 15-20 minutes even on a Tuesday evening at 9:30pm! We've tried to go around 5:30 or 7pm before and it's always the same wait, but once you get in, you'll be addicted for sure!! =)

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