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kitchennightmaresVancouverSince July 11, 201013 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Reviews Found
Romania Country Bread3680 Moncton Street, Richmond
Good Bread At the cost of an arm and a leg
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 2:11am [Dine in]

This place could be an awesome bakery. The store has European country feel to it and features a wood burning oven. Only one product is sold: Romanian whole wheat bread, but at $10 a loaf I can't help but feel ripped off even if the taste is good. I'm surprised that the owner is still in business. He seems greedy and is quite arrogant with the customers.

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Salade de Fruits Cafe1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Awesome French food
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:49am [Dine in]

This definitely reminds me of good bistros in Paris. The three course menu changes every week (see their website for the latest choice) and is a very good value compared to a meal at "fine-dining" franchises. The food tastes fresh and delicious, and I expect that they make everything from scratch. The server that greets you is extremely charming and always makes us laugh, but your meal often gets served by one of younger gentlemen who are less enthusiastic.

They are closed Sundays and Mondays and only accept cash so plan accordingly.

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Honey Doughnuts and Goodies4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver
Don't assume you'll find great donuts
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:37am [Dine in]

I've only tried the plain donuts here once but I left very disappointed. I have a sweet tooth and so it's not often that someone screws up a dessert for me. After brunch at the Arms Reach Bistro this spring, I decided to stop at this place for a treat, as I had read that this is one of the top attractions of Deep Cove.

I find it hard to describe the donuts because they lacked any flavor. I find donuts from major grocery stores to be mediocre (dry and too sweet), but these might rank even lower. I can only hope that I had a bad batch, because I don't understand the hype about this place.

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Arms Reach Bistro4390 Gallant Avenue, #107C, North Vancouver
the Food speaks for itself
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:27am [Dine in]

I initially came for the weekend brunch based on positive reviews I had read online and wasn't disappointed. The eggs benny with smoked salmon is the best I've ever had. I recently went for lunch here over the May long weekend and despite crowds of tourists we managed to get a table right away and had a very pleasant lunch experience. I had the stinky burger with fries which was delicious. During both my visits, I got the impression that the chefs really pay attention to the food they make and that the ingredients they use, unlike the run-of-the-mill franchises.

Combined with a stroll around beautiful Deep Cove before and after the meal, it's totally worth driving to this place.

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Thai Away Home3315 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Incredibly tasty and cheap combos
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:16am [Take-out]

The Swimming Rama and Pad Thai are really tasty and the combos are affordable (less than $12) and have huge portions. I usually have leftovers which are still delicious the next day. I know find it absurd that other Thai restaurants charge sometimes more than $12 for an curry that doesn't include rice, not to mention a spring roll, salad and soup.

My only criticism is that last time I had the combo, the soup smelled really fishy. This may or may not be normal but it didn't appeal to me so I tossed it. Everything else was great!

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La Grotta Del Formaggio1791 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
The food is tasty but is it worth the time and cost?
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 1:04am [Dine in]

I've only been here once but I have relied on Bosa and deli's on Commercial Drive for many years to fulfill my craving for European meats and cheeses. The sandwich I got was delicious but unlike other reviewers I don't think that the value is that great given that you could buy just buy the ingredients and make the sandwich yourself for much less. There was also a 10 minute line-up and only a couple of tables outside (on the sidewalk) so I'm not sure that I'll eat there again.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Enjoy the view
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:51am [Dine in]

This is definitely a good spot to celebrate a special ocasion. On a clear day, you have the best view in the city. The patio is really nice and if you're by a fireplace you won't be cold even if it's chilly outside.

This is one of the more expensive restaurants in the city but some of the dishes don't disappoint. The duck two ways is the best entree I've had, and the stuffed mushrooms are a great appetizer.

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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Tasty dragon bowl
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:43am [Dine in]

I like the food but can't tolerate the setting. The servers are careless and can be rude and the whole restaurant feels grimy. The dragon bowl is delicious, but being inside this dirty restaurant makes me uncomfortable. If the front of the house is so run down and grungy, I'm worried about how clean the kitchen is and if the food served is not contaminated with something.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
The go to spot for roast lamb
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:32am [Dine in]

I've been here several times now to have the roast lamb house special and it never disappoints. Friends have tried other dishes but they don't really compare to the lamb and can be hit or miss.

Believe it or not there are times when there aren't people waiting outside the front entrance, and that's the time to go to Stepho's. Great lamb for a great price!

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
Worth visiting once for the setting
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:26am [Dine in]

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who realizes that this place focuses on style over function. The decor is incredible the first time but the food doesn't live up to the hype. It's not necessarily bad but there is little value and the service is slow so it's not a place worth revisiting.

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Sushi Han Take-out Restaurant8180 No. 2 Rd., #182, Richmond
Best gyoza in Metro Vancouver
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:20am [Dine in]

Ever since discovering this place in earlier this year, I have had to come back multiple times to enjoy the delicious gyozas (steamed and crispy on one side). Most of the sushi rolls are solid and the chicken teryaki is very good. The spicy rolls burn a little bit more than I expected.

The food arrives very quickly and the servers are very polite but I dock points for the fact that once you get your food they rarely come to refill the tea so I always leave thirsty. It also takes a while to get the bill and pay so if you are in a rush, it's best to just go straight to the counter.

Since the ambiance is nice and the food has good value, I would come here more often if I lived in the area or could easily reach the restaurant by public transit.

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Mazuya Sushi2355 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Terrible service and small portions
Submitted Friday, May 25, 2012 - 12:08am [Dine in]

I found this place by chance two summers ago and was pleasantly surprised by the taste of the brown rice rolls, but my dinner experience today was so unsatisfactory that I will not return again. We were the only people dining in the restaurant but they seemed to prioritize take-out and we had to wait more than 15 minutes to receive our orders. They also managed to bring us tuna maki instead of salmon, and used purple rice instead of brown rice.

We politely told the waitress (who was not friendly and seemed to treat us with disgust) that she maid a mistake with our order, but she insisted that the grey fish was salmon.

The food tasted fine but the portions were small and we left hungry and appalled at the way we were treated. This place should be avoided.

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Sushi King House8176 Granville Street, Vancouver
Biggest sushi rolls in Marpole (if not Vancouver)
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 11:14am [Dine in]

The sushi rolls here are usually tasty and very filling. The size of their rolls is unbelievable relative to those of most other sushi joints in town. They don't just have more rice but also more fillings. They probably also serve the best yam tempura (8 large tasty pieces) I have ever had.

This is a great place for take out (10-15 minutes to fill most orders), or the occasional dine in. One slight nuisance is that they only accept cash, so plan ahead.

Sushi King House (Granville) is my favorite sushi restaurant for value in Vancouver, although I used to prefer Samurai Sushi (across from Oakridge).

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