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lamyVancouverSince January 4, 20083 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Below expectation
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 1:09am [Dine in]

This has been famed the best sushi restaurant in vancouver and its website suggests that some think it is possibly the best in north america -I think that this is definitely over-exaggeration.

THE FOOD: overall, pretty good, but I wouldn't think it worths the price it charges as I have had better sushi elsewhere (in richmond) which serves similar quality for a lot less.

The omakase menu had some good dishes (e.g. the prawn with stuffed fish, the dungeon crab roll and the sesame pudding). but everything else, including the sablefish, was only slightly above average, i.e. not amazing. We also ordered bluefin toro nigiri sushi and sake (wild salmon) sushi separately. I liked the toro and my sister liked the sake one although I think both of them are, again, just slightly above average.

SERVICE was a bit patchy. Our server greeted us with a very loud voice and he had not-so-funny jokes at random times during our meal. But we were given a free dessert, so that was a nice jesture.

AMBIENCE was as expected (after reading the reviews), very poor indeed. Not romantic, not trendy. It might try to have a traditional Japanese flair to it, but it fails quite miserably on that -it just had a very worn out look, especially with its sofa / chair colours.

So, all in all, I would go again if I want to go for some Jap food with assured quality, although I would not set my expectations too high again. Perhaps for that price, I ought to go somewhere else for new adventures.

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Tapastree1829 Robson Street, Vancouver
Excellent service and good food
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 12:56am [Dine in]

I went to this place for dinner with my family. We had a whole array of food from its menu (7 tapas + 3 desserts).

THE POSITIVES: I liked the crab and avocado salad, ahi tuna (my mom's favorite), short ribs and the chocolate fondant. My mom really liked the creme brulee. We were all very satisfied with our food.

The ambience is quite good - young and energetic, with candlelight in a small restaurant.

THE NEGATIVES: Too bad it wasn't quieter as we had to shout to hear each other at times. The price came out to be pricier than expected (we spent about $40+ per person).

Overall, it's a very good experience and I would go there again.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
So-So place for lunch
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2008 - 12:48am [Dine in]

Nothing special for lunch. I agree with one of the earlier reviewers - it's more like a neighborhood restaurant and definitely not worth a long drive. The lunch menu selection was very limited - no sushi or sashimi. I had a pork cutlet curry (the curry was good, but the pork was very dry and tough); my sister had a grilled chicken rice bento box (this was the better of the three dishes) and my sister's friend had a bbq beef with a layer of cheese on top (I didn't try it but it didn't look appetizing) and our lunch meals came with either salad or miso soup. The salad was fresh though. All in all, this is a very average restaurant. If it didn't make sushi/sashimi for lunch, I would expect it to make good cooked dishes given the raving reviews it have received... So, I don't think I'll be returning to this restaurant. The experience might be better for dinner since its website suggests a wider selection of food, but think I'll try other restaurants instead.

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