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kewpiebabyVancouverSince January 22, 2008200 Reviews
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3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
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Steamworks Brewing Company375 Water Street, Vancouver
Such a sad place
Submitted Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 9:52am [Dine in]

I've been to Steamworks many times. Whether it is a work lunch, friend's get-together or just a stop on a Friday night, it's really great to be come here for drinks and appetizers. They accommodate large groups - I've been here both for a going away dinner and for my own stagette dinner. Even though it seems mostly packed on the busy nights, I have to wonder why. The food isn't really that good and even after all this time, I don't remember anything I eat there. I guess it's a great place to go for drinks every now and then, but definitely not for the food. It's nothing super special. It's too bad for such a great location. =(

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Le Marrakech52 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Pricey for the Portions
Submitted Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 9:44am [Dine in]

I was very excited to try this restaurant. The ambiance was mysterious but cozy. The service was very attentive. The location is not the easiest to find but near the heart of gastown. The food, while delicious and unique, its portions were a bit tiny and a bit pricey. Overall it was a nice experience if you've never tried it before, but once is more than enough. The beet salad is very yummy tho...=)

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Cobre52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Cobre is unique
Submitted Thursday, July 24, 2008 - 10:48am [Dine in]

Met up with an old friend to try this cool place. Service was great - friendly and helpful.

The food is unique in terms of its flavor and texture, but it's not something I would pay to go again. Each plate was around $15. The cornbread and prawns were quite tasty. The maple short ribs were super sweet and there was so much sauce, the sweet potato chips were drenched. The pull duck taco would have been better with a little bit more sauce.

It is a good thing we didn't go further to spend another $10 on drinks - our total bill already came to $65 for 5 dishes between the 2 of us.

I normally don't mind forking over that amount but it has be a memorable place that I would go back to for the food.

A nice hangout in Gastown - the front of the restaurant is not very clear but I did like the ambiance inside.

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Bistro 101 at Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts1505 W 2nd Avenue, #101, Vancouver
Culinary Arts at its best
Submitted Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 12:22pm [Dine in]

The food here is excellent - Taste and texture superb. We had the poached salmon and curried chicken entrees. Yummy!

The service is alright - keep in mind these are all cooking students, so obviously they aren't experts in serving. And the poor girl we had was so flustered because there were many tables on their busy 2 for 1 Monday and only one of her. She seemed rushed at first, but once we got a chance to ask her about her schooling and the methods of cooking, she seemed more calm & friendly.

There's not really a decor going on in the restaurant, pretty stark, but it is after a culinary school first and restaurant second. The only thing that truly makes this space really unique is that you can see them prepare the food. Unfortunately we did not get to see that because we were seated in the back corner. =(

I LOVE their chocolate mousse dessert. Very good and not too sweet.

Overall a great place to dine and try out true culinary art. =)

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Flying Tiger, The2958 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Flavour Explosion
Submitted Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 12:38am [Dine in]

I love this place. It's not very large but wow the food makes it all good.

We had the short ribs, the duck confit, and samosa plate. I loved them all. Very delicious. I loved how many flavors you could taste in the duck confit with all the different herbs. My all time favorite was the samosa plate. So yummy!

Excellent service from beginning to end and very cozy surroundings.

If it was a place you could book thru opentable.com then it would be perfect! But ebook is great too!

I'm going back for more!!

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Sanafir1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Sanafir is Smooth
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2008 - 4:46pm [Dine in]

Love the ambiance. Love the service. Love the drinks. Love the place overall.

The food is very funky - offering three different takes on each meat you order, you get to try it indian, middle eastern and japanese. Such a unique twist.

A fun place to bring friends and hang out, but nothing super special about the taste of the food. I liked it, but it didn't wow me over.

Sanafir is smooth but it's not a complete smooth sailing. I'd go back for drinks tho. =)

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La Casa Gelato1033 Venables Street, Vancouver
A lot of fun
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2008 - 4:41pm [Dine in]

What a cool place to bring new friends to. Every time I come here I can't decide what I want and then after about 20 sample taste tests I'm almost full. But I feel bad and order a cone anyways. I can't remember what I order each time, but that's the fun....it's like the first adventurous time every time!

We like to avoid the massive crowds in the summertime so we like to go at early during the week and sometimes in early Spring.

Ice Cream - all your favorite flavors in on place really hits the sweet spot.

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North Burnaby Wonton House6640 Hastings Street, Burnaby
Our favorite place close to home
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2008 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

As the biggest critic of Chinese food, I love coming to North Burnaby. The dishes are large and the lady at the front always gives me the soup of the day.

I love it how the lunch and dinner portions are large and I always leave with leftovers.

The food is good and filling, especially if we are busy and want a quick decent meal.

Anything on rice is always a sure bet, as well as their hot pot dishes and did I mention the soup? Yummy!

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New Town Bakery & Restaurant148 E Pender Street, Vancouver
New Town offers favorite old flavours
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2008 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

As a kid, I always liked the really old school dessert/bun/steamed stuff my great grandmother gave me to eat. I'll always remember my favorite steamed buns, steamed white sugar dessert and apple tarts. Having found all that at New Town I don't need to go anywhere else.

If you buy from the front counter, the service is pretty fast. If you choose to eat at the restaurant, it's a bit ghetto but you'll just get to eat it there.

Besides the original Chinatown location, there is another store in Surrey off of the Surrey Central skytrain station. Same stuff as Chinatown but way less people!

New Town delivers old time flair that keeps me going back.=)

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Yuji's Japanese Tapas2059 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Yuji's knows best
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

Wow, excellent tapas. Everything we ordered was so delicious and unique. The service as soon as you enter the door to your departure is top notch. They are quick to offer the specials of the day and the food comes to the table quite quickly.

Their menu items are on average $8-9, with specials at around $15 depending on what you order. I was pretty full after the 14 tapa dishes we ordered for our party of 4, but my hubby was a lil hungry after.

You can tell that Yuji puts a lot of effort into each dish - always yummy and always presented nicely. I didn't mind the kinda expensive part but my hubby thinks that the value to quantity ratio could have been a lot better.

Excellent dishes: Hamachi Sashimi, Salmon Tataki, Kobe Beef, Mango Roll, Kiwi Roll, Cremy Asparagus Spring Roll, Sweet Potato Sticks, Hitsumabushi, and of course the Green Tea Creme Brule!

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Joy for Japa
Submitted Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 12:03am [Dine in]

Thinking that it wouldn't be open on a cloudy day like today, I was suprised to not only SMELL Japa Dog down the street, but SEE it for my very eyes!

The service is excellent - herds & herds of orders and the Japanese girl behind the cart manages to remember our orders and match it by face.

We ordered the Miso mayo and Oroshi Dog, which were very tasty and huge! I was quite satisfied with both the price and taste.
I was going to share my Miso Mayo dog with my hubby but it was so yummy I gobbled it down very quickly!

A great location for pre-movie goers. They don't need any advertising - everyone sitting on the mini cement benches provides the best "watch of mouth." Everyone walking by are wondering what is so special about this particular hot dog stand.

What makes Japa Dog special? The Japanese are renowned for giving food unique twists, yet at the same time retaining a kind of flavour like no other. The absolutely delish hot dogs at Japa? No exception.

Next time I'm going for the Terimayo, and the Miso Mayo and every single menu choice! =)

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Chow3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
It's time to CHOW down
Submitted Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 4:32pm [Dine in]

Hmm, very strange I know I submitted a review for this restaurant the other day but since then I think it's been deleted! Why? I know I gave a decent review on a place I would go back to for sure! Very strange...

Anyways, hopefully this post will survive. I went to Chow for my birthday dinner and really enjoyed it. The food was good - all local and fresh and I was quite surprised at the portion/price ratio. The size was good and the price was a little bit more than I'm used to paying but definitely worth it.

The really cool creamy cocktail I had was definitely memorable. The frozen nuggat? Delicious.

Not the easiest place to find but you might be lucky and find some parking nearby and take a short stroll up the cool part of Granville Street. =)

I'd love to go back and try more of their interesting cocktails. =)

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Lao Shan Dong Homemade Noodle House4887 Kingsway, #105, Burnaby
Good Bang for your Buck
Submitted Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:41am [Dine in]

A little bit expensive for Taiwanese noodle but definitely worth it cuz the portions are HUGE. I ordered a small bowl but still had to pack it up and take it home!
There are many appetizer dishes to choose from and service is attentive. Very yummy food for sure!
If you're lucky you can get the free parking next door but the spaces are tight! Go early to avoid the massive lunch rush. I like the little milk and coffee candies they give you at the end of your meal.

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Top Gun Hot Pot4500 Kingsway, #2228, Burnaby
Top Gun needs a shootout
Submitted Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:25am [Dine in]

When this place first opened it was hip and happening. Over the past few years, it's slowly gone downhill. From the massive dim sum waits to the quality of food. Such a shame. In it's heyday, the individual make it yourself tea and delicious dim sum always made you come back for more every weekend. Even the overpricey hot pot was something to rave about. Now I can just find better hot pot places in Richmond! The dim sum is solid but not good enough that I would forgo the cheapy hole in the walls in Chinatown or Richmond. Too bad- what a great location! Too bad they weren't able to maintain their quality of service or food. =(

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Spiros Greek Taverna2565 Barnet Hwy, #22, Coquitlam
A good neighborhood joint
Submitted Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:19am [Dine in]

Been coming here for years. The portions are good and the food yummy.
Another entertainment book coupon place. Thank goodness for that.=)
I don't have much to say about service cuz it's non-existent. The ambiance is like every other greek restaurant- lots of lights and really weird colorful tablecloths. For a place close to home and at a sort of okay price - not bad. =)

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Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
A good place to hang out
Submitted Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 11:13am [Dine in]

Food is meh, service is meh and the girl at the front door - could definitely use an attitude adjustment. Who offended her? Yikes!

We enjoyed our sweet potato fries and the pizza was yummy. The Kung Pao was disappointing. It sounded better on the menu than it tasted.

A good place to meet up with friends for a drink & applies, and catch the game, but other than that nothing more to rave about.

It's a good thing they have an entertainment book coupon. =)

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Plan B Lounge & Eatery1144 Homer Street, Vancouver
Can I go back to Plan A instead?
Submitted Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 10:27am [Dine in]

Went for drinks and tapas with an old friend. Upon arriving I was warmly greeted by the hostess and seated in the dining area that at the back of restaurant.

The decor is very similar to Chambar - and the layout almost exact. But of course Plan B seems nicer cuz of its address. The chairs are more comfortable but I almost did a double take because initially I thought I had walked into the wrong place. Don't let the cool courtyard of Brix confuse you. Plan B is next door. =)

The drinks were good. I tried the Frankly Scarlet I don't give a damn which was nice. Even before we ordered off their tasting menu, we were informed that about 3 items were not available which I thought strange because well it's not a very large tasting menu to begin with - wouldn't they have everything on hand all the time?

So between the 2 of us, we ordered about 5 tapas: the scallops, the samosa, the lamb, the duck, and the lobster risotto. Food came quickly at first and then it came to a standstill by the 4th course. But that was alright since my friend and I had a lot to catch up on.

The scallops were interesting but the taste fell a bit flat. The samosa in a pepper was tasty but nothing super special. I liked the risotto dish but wished there was more lobster. The duck was the most disappointing because I felt like I was in a chinese wonton house - tasted just like that but instead of a $4 dish, this one was $16!!

We had the tiny chocolate cheesecake for dessert and it was yummy but overpriced.

Overall a good place for drinks but I wouldn't take their recommendation and order so much food - a bit pricey for the quality and quantity.

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House of Tofu Soup4563 North Road, #1&2, Burnaby
Food that warms up the soul
Submitted Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 11:20am [Dine in]

I like how there are more Tofu places now and we no longer have to go over to Jang Mo Bib in the metrotown area (who were the first in Vancouver to offer tofu soup, I think)

Been coming to house of tofu for years. Great Korean Tofu restaurant. They seem a bit snotty at first if you are not Korean but after a few visits they warm up to you.

House of Tofu Soup is great for traditional Korean dishes such as the bibimbob, seafood pancake, chapjae and of course tofu soup.

They have been very consistent in food quality over the years.
I love their side dishes and they are happy to give you seconds.

Their rice is excellent because it comes in their stone pots and for some reason it does taste more delicious then coming in a metal bowl.

A place that yummy, close to home and warms you up on a winter's night. Who could ask for anything more? =)

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La Bodega Restaurant & Tapa Bar1277 Howe Street, Vancouver
Sangrias Anyone?
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

The all time BEST sangrias in Vancouver! So yummy! I always end up having a pitcher with friends.

MUST have tapa dishes include: mushrooms, fried chicken, clams, prawns, potatoes, rice pilaf, ceviche, paella and the rabbit. Try it!

A great place to lounge with good friends. Service is efficient but non obtrusive. The one lady there seems a bit snotty at first, but she is very helpful and sweet once you get to know her.

One of my favourite tapa places to go in town. Always good food and drinks. Definitely a good place for parties and stagettes, that's for sure! =)

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Hamilton Street Grill1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Nothing to write home about
Submitted Saturday, March 15, 2008 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

I've always wanted to try this place - but now that I've gotten it out of my system, I can move on.

Service is extremely attentive from beginning to end-our waiter was top notch. The ambiance is nice - as expected in most Yaletown restaurants. I gather it would be quite hectic on a hockey night with it's bar and two large TV's. It's too bad we only got to watch curling the whole hour and a bit we were there.

It's too bad the food doesn't match the service & ambiance. We ordered the specials since we couldn't really decide from their meh boring menu. Nothing really said "order me" My hubby really enjoyed their Chicken Cordon Bleu, while my Steak & Crab fell flat. It wasn't very tasty- a bit dull and did not wow me at all. I guess for a steakhouse in Yaletown I expected a bit more amazingness but unfortunately they did not deliver. It's a good thing we had an ebook coupon - definitely wouldn't pay full price for our entrees. =(

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