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King_of_KitsilanoMy Beautiful KitsilanoSince November 23, 200547 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)

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Fish Shack, The1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
As Bad as it Gets
Submitted Sunday, March 16, 2014 - 8:22pm [Dine in]

Food-

Oysters (2) fried to death on a stale bun

'Tacos' consisting of tiny tiny bits of cold fried fish on a stale Tortilla this dish has nothing to do with Mexico

Onion Rings with some weird dip that tasted vaguely like Lavender

East Coast Oysters that were just OK.

Service-

What service the food is slapped down in front of you and the neo-neandethal server hustles away as rapidly as possible never to be seen again

Ambiance?

Well it's Granville Street so whadddya expect

Speaking of whadddaya expect don't expect so called management to care if the food & service sucks they make it plain they don't care literally turning their backs on customers and walking away

Not Recommended not in 10,000 years would I recommend this place

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Thai Basil1215 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Long Time Neighbourhood Favourite
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:34pm [Dine in]

This classic HITW is often packed with neighbourhood residents and staff from nearby St Paul's Hospital and with good reason it's the Best Deal 'n the hood by a large margin.

I used to work nearby once a week and always took my lunch here the specials offer some outstanding deals and if it's sometime a tad cramped the sunny service makes up for any shortcomings.

My latest lunch there was at least as good as any I've ever had this location has something the Kits operation-which is closer to my house-can't match.

Highly Recommended.

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Kari House Restaurant3900 Bayview Street, #130, Richmond
What Steveston Needs More of
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:44pm [Dine in]

Steveston Village can be a weird bland place to eat especially for lunch which is when I'm always there.

Luckily this hidden little place offers something other than the seemingly ubiquitous F&C and overpriced frozen Sysco seafood.

Since I haven't been to Malaysia I don't know if the food is 'authentic' but
all kinds of people speaking Bahasa Malaysia sure love to frequent the place-it's also interesting to see how many non-Malays who once lived there eat @ Kari House-there's almost always a table of them too.

The food overall isn't going to set the world on fire but it's tasty and quite reasonably priced-service is efficient if not particularly polished.

I suppose part of the appeal is the great location facing the water-I've never sat on the other side of the kitchen but I have sat outside on the balcony by the river-grab it if there's a table open.

Oh Yeah I wouldn't bother to order anything but Malaysian food here.

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Bandidas Taqueria2781 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
More Hippie Than Mexican
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2012 - 9:25pm [Dine in]

Hadn't been for a while and wondered how things had changed-things always change but in this case not for the better.

The food now has little to do with Mexico at all-Beans & Tortillas not withstanding.

In keeping with the new locavore operating regime red Cabbage seems to be used in almost everything and as we all know Cabbage + Beans equates major gas issues.

It's not that Mexicans don't eat Cabbage but they do but not to the point of beating you over the head with the stuff like this place.

As per the subject line hippies will love this food all the tofu variations you can shake a stick at-combined with-you guessed it C-A-B-B-A-G-E.

Service was excellent which was a nice change from most east Van places but it'll be a long time before I ever go back or recommend Bandidas to anyone but h*pp**s.

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Jitlada Thai Restaurant1459 W Broadway, Vancouver
Wonderful Little Place!
Submitted Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 6:21pm [Dine in]

Delicious Thai food from the diminutive kitchen of this gorgeously decorated place.

Service is outstanding-a fine addition to this neighbourhood.

I can see myself returning time and time again not just for the food & service but the charming owner & staff such warm welcoming people.

Lunch specials in particular are excellent value haven't been to dinner yet but it's only a matter of time.

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Oyster Express296 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Unexpected Find
Submitted Friday, October 12, 2012 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

Passed this place by a few times I guess it never really registered on me anyway I hit it up for lunch one day earlier this month.

Half a dozen Oysters and some Corn Bread were an excellent introduction-I let them pick the Oysters can't remember what they were but all three (X2) were delicious but quite different.

Service was fast 'n friendly as befits an owner/operator run operation-he knows his business- I spotted a galley slave in the tiny kitchen too.

It's a cool little place in an ancient (for Vancouver anyway) building on a back street in Chinatown that has a surprising amount of foot traffic-well worth checking out.

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Zaatar Mediterranean Hummus Bar809 Davie Street, Vancouver
A Very Ordinary Effort
Submitted Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

This place just doesn't cut it.

The Hummus is OK but the rest is very ordinary the Pita they use is the cheapest store bought dry tasteless stuff the veggies again the cheapest they can find, even the tea is the smallest portion of cheap dust.

Service is a joke these people never smile are never welcoming they just grunt when asked anything I honestly think it's not unfriendliness in the sense that they're not hostile just dull & ignorant.

There are dozens of better place in the neighbourhood Don't Bother with this one.

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Afro Canadian Restaurant324 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great Lunch!
Submitted Monday, September 26, 2011 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Always wanted to stop into this place but for whatever reason it took years to materailise.

So soaking wet, cold & hungry I slouched in and was very satisfied with my experience.

In a rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood with a lot of turnover this place has a rock solid feel-it's been part of the 'hood for over 18 years now.

The food on offer isn't the latest fad- it's solid tasty budget fare served with warmth and efficiency-a person couldn't ask for more especially @ this price point.

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Ramen Sanpachi3132 West Broadway, Vancouver
Delicious Lunch!
Submitted Friday, July 1, 2011 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

Been here a couple times for dinner but today was lunch.

As expected the place was dead it being a holiday but service didn't suffer like some places when things are slow.

Anyway I just had the vegetarian Ramen and it was delicious-not cheap but tasty and colourful an outstanding lunch in a hood with all kinds of options.

This place is a keeper!

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Calli Restaurante Mexicano1102 Davie Street, Vancouver
Sabor de Mexico-Taste of Mexico
Submitted Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 10:17am [Dine in]

Many Canadians have travelled to Mexico but few venture outside of the tourist zones especially created for them.

Calli on Davie St is the kind of place most Canadians wish they had found but even if they did they couldn't read the menu (!)

Luckily -as you can see from the website-the menu @ Calli is in English and once you've tasted the food you'll understand what people mean when they say 'authentic taste of Mexico'.

It's not loud or showy or drowned under goopy salty sauces-it's restrained and yet delicious.

Food cooked right is what I look for and the owners here have the experience to deliver consistently-service is excellent as well.

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Dhaka Fish and Biryani5740 Fraser Street, Vancouver
A Wonderful Addition to The Neighbourhood!
Submitted Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:17am [Dine in]

South Fraser St has seen an amazing amount of different food operations open in the past 5 years or so-cafes, restaurants, food stores of many kinds with food from many countries.

Cruising through the 'hood I was intrigued by this place offering Fish dishes from Bangladesh & India so I stopped in.

Ended up having just a Biryani-a bit of a mistake on my part since it's largely a rice dish with some fried fish-a bit of carbo overload for lunch.

Delicious meal though and even though I asked for it spicy it wasn't overwhelmingly 'hot' and had some traces of spices I couldn't quite identify-it was a tad oily so the delicious Chai helped in that regard

Service was outstanding-cheery/friendly/polite and prompt with great followup.

Given all the different items on the menu this would be a great place to try with a group of fish lovers.

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Juno Vancouver Sushi Bistro572 Davie Street, Vancouver
Delicious Rice!
Submitted Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 11:39am [Dine in]

Stopped by this place for a quick lunch-couldn't be happier!

The Chirashi Sushi was only $10 for a large bowl with Sockeye Salmon/Tuna/Herring Roe/Tako/Shrimp and Tamago on a bed of the Best Rice I've eaten in years.

With increasing food costs many places-Yes even Japanese run ones-have cut costs by switching to lower grades of Rice but what Juno uses is a top level product and it's done right.

The place is tiny maybe seating 30 people @ a pinch but it offers a full kitchen and excellent bar seating as well as quality Beer, Wine and Sake.

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Barefoot Kitchen1725 Davie Street, Vancouver
Long Gone
Submitted Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 5:48am [Dine in]

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Sakura Sushi6390 No 3 Road, #4, Richmond
Outstanding Value
Submitted Friday, April 15, 2011 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

Drawn into the depths of Richmond by positive reviews on another site I was Happy I had consulted google maps first-the location is somewhat obscure.

And as mentioned the place is a literal hole-in-the-wall (w/decor to match) that seats a dozen people at most.

But the food is terrific, fresh, delicious just what I long for in a Japanese restaurant-this place is 100% Japanese run and it shows.

Good to see how area residents and people who work in the area support this business-it bodes well for the future.

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Tokyo Thyme5405 West Boulevard, Vancouver
Delicious Lunch!
Submitted Monday, March 28, 2011 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

Stopped by while cycling through the neighbourhood.

A tiny gem of a restaurant but not in any way a hole-in-the-wall this place is decorated with class, restraint and a touch of whimsy.

Service was fast, polite and low key which is how I prefer it.

Food was the best part-exquisitely prepared from delicious quality ingredients-the best Inari I've had in years.

Now if you know Japanese food you know that Inari-just a Tofu skin wrap around a rice ball-is quite ordinary fare, but in the hands of the Itamae @ TT it was elevated into a delightful treat.

Yam tempura is a stack of rounds on a vertical skewer with some unique dipping sauces and the Tamago was fresh and delightful.

Too bad I had fish for dinner otherwise I would have tried some of the fresh fish-next time for sure.

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La Taqueria322 W Hastings St, Vancouver
A Wonderful Little Place-Very Mexican
Submitted Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

I've eaten @ this place 3 times now and each time has been great.

Once it was Fish Tacos-good not outstanding and the other two times the Veggie Special 4 Tacos for $7.00- a delicious deal.

Not only is the food outstanding the atmosphere is 100% Mexican-Staff are friendly helpful personable people who take the time to explain the food to patrons-they always have time and are upbeat people who enjoy their jobs and it shows in the overall atmosphere.

If the place is a bit tight in terms of seating well that's Mexican too the best places aren't the fanciest just the warmest/most welcoming.

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Marulilu Cafe451 West Broadway, Vancouver
A Wonderful Little Place
Submitted Friday, November 5, 2010 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

The food here is 100% homemade-something of a rarity in a city full of restaurants that largely rely on freezer trucks delivering frozen food to be microwaved for the masses.

As a consequence there's sometimes a wait when this tiny cafe is busy but it's well worth it-the chairs are comfortable and the Staff polite and cheery.

I'm a big fan of the Okonomiyaki for lunch-other friends love the western style breakfasts but I haven't tried one yet although they do look delicious.

It's amusing to see people puzzling over the blackboard with it's extensive hand written menu on the sidewalk outside-if they only knew what they were missing.

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Browns Socialhouse2296 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Dreadful in Every Way
Submitted Sunday, June 13, 2010 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

Have been dragged into this place in the past but Never Again!!!

From the Staff who deliberately ignore people, the dark dirty looking interior, the unspeakably loud music to the sad-sack excuses for 'food' this place is a ripoff in every way.

Maybe if the drinks were worth the price a person could ignore the rest but they aren't-poorly made with the cheapest ingredients and served in the sloppiest manner imaginable.

Don't bother trying to remonstrate with what passes for Management-they are thick as bricks and about as responsive.

It says scads about this neighbourhood that a place this awful somehow stays in business.

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Epicurean Caffe Bistro1898 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Looks Nice Enough-Food is Just OK-Cold Unfriendly Owners Ruin The Atmoshpere
Submitted Monday, May 24, 2010 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

I've lived up the street since before this place opened so have seen all the Staff come and go over the years.

Some really outstanding people have worked here but it doesn't make any difference-the coldness and borderline hostility radiated by the Ownership toward customers and Staff cast a pall of gloom over the place-and it is dark and gloomy in there most of the time anyway.

Personally I get something to go and then leave ASAP and don't even do that much anymore why would I bother?

There are more welcoming places all over the neighbourhood and the food here is nothing special-much of it seems to comes from mixes and frozen goods bought from places like Sysco-almost nothing is homemade.

The Hot Chocolate in particular is detestable, an offence against one's taste buds.

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Romania Country Bread3680 Moncton Street, Richmond
Oustanding In Every Way!
Submitted Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 7:24pm [Dine in]

I was amazed to see this place open up in sleepy Steveston Village and am overjoyed that locals have supported it.

I'm familiar with the product from the first Rumanian bakery that opened on W. Broadway in Vancouver.

Being an occasional visitor to Steveston I generally gravitate onto the Docks to see what fresh seafood is on sale.

A perfect picnic is buying fresh Shrimp and eating it with warm crusty bread from the bakery while sitting facing the Mighty Fraser.

The Bakery itself is a warm inviting place I think it's a heritage building in Steveston and the service is always top notch.

Being single the half loaf does me for the best part of a week.

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