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kumquatKitsilanoSince November 22, 20073 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (2)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)


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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
nice place to sit - not sure about eating there
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 2:54pm [Dine in]

My first experience with The Naam was a breakfast meal. I can't recall much except we were happy there was a restaurant open so late. The food was passable, nothing stunning.

My second experience involved the plastic wrapper from the tofo package in their version of "Pad Thai". I pointed it out to them and they didn't offer to replace it, or to cover the cost of it or anything.

My third and final experience was when I took my family there. They felt it was overpriced,and poorly done. I had to agree.

I am not sure why they have all those awards. It is a great concept, but poorly executed.

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Fishermans Terrace Seafood Restaurant4151 Hazelbridge Way, #3580, Richmond
Good Enough
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 2:42pm [Dine in]

I feel obliged to write a review because this place seems to have a lot of poor ones, but I like eating here.

The best things about this place is - consistantly dependable food. The dimsum especially is very good. The key is to order Chinese-Chinese food. When I come here with people who insist on ordering Western Chinese dishes, it is disappointingly what you'd expect, a sad shadow of what Asian cooking is all about.

The worst thing is unquestionably the bathrooms. How disgusting! You'd think they could do something about it. In fact that was the deciding factor in my not having my wedding there. Thankfully, having friends who've been in the kitchen I feel assured that it is much much much cleaner.

Word of advice, don't take it personally if you don't speak Chinese and aren't impressed with the service. It may be poor service, but it isn't personal - it's poor communication skills. Come for Dimsum, if you can't speak Chinese try to bring someone along who can. It means something when a restaurant always has a line-up.

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Sushi House7060 Kingsway, Burnaby
What happenned?
Submitted Thursday, November 22, 2007 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

Sushi House used to be an old trusted favorite of mine. It isn't highend, but the food was always fresh and dependable. I've been there several dozen times over the years and have introduced it to many a friend.

Today I went there again for lunch and it was a disaster. I should have known when I walked through the door and was not greeted in Japanese, or the moment I realized everyone was speaking Mandarin behind the counter. But I didn't. I ordered and was sorely disappointed.

I am not prejudice. I am Chinese myself, but having lived in Japan and having known sushi chefs - this is not just a slab of raw fish on rice - sushi takes trainning and knowledge (not to mention fastidious cleanliness). To be fair, I believe the original owner was not Japanese either. She is Korean, but she ran a tight ship and her chefs were obviously well trainned.

My experience was highly unsatisfactory for the following reasons:

1) Although there were only two people and I was the first to arrive, I didn't get my food until about 20 minutes after I ordered - and they were't fancy rolls.

2) The rice/vinegar ratio was off.

3) There was something amiss with the texture of the rolls - something that was a wrong level of chewiness of the roe and the seaweed. I'm guessing it was a poor quality issue

4) The flavours were off. The menu has not changed and I imagine the new staff were trainned, but it just didn't match up with previous standards.

Anyone who is familiar with this restaurant will know the moment they see that there is no line-up that something has changed. I left in the middle of the lunch hour and their tables weren't even filled yet - they used to have line-ups out the door. It is the end of an era. Let's just hope the newer Richmond branch is doing alright.

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