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LaudanumVancouverSince December 28, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Zakkushi Charcoal Grill4075 Main Street, Vancouver
Very good if you're willing to pay for it
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

I went here with a friend out of curiousity. When you first enter, the entire kitchen gives you a warm japanese greeting. Aww. When we were seated, our waiter even took our coats. The atmosphere in this place is very good. It has many interesting decorations, including a large rock at the corner of the sushi bar. Expensive looking. I ordered the California Roll, the Zakkushi set, and the Miso soup. The Zakkushi set consisted of 5 different types of meat skewers. All very delicious and tender. The california roll was fairly straightforward roll with albacore, though the fish eggs on top gave it that extra "fancy" touch. I don't really like fish eggs eggs, it turns out, but I'm sure they're amazing if you like the texture and like throwing your money around. As for the miso... well, miso soup is miso soup. Service was very solid. Bill was pretty big, but expected. When we left we were given another warm "Ohayo Gozaimasu!!" I would consider going here again the next time I have money to throw around.

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Pho English382 W. Broadway, Vancouver
You get what you pay for
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

I went here for lunch. Place was pretty much empty around 3pm. Decoration was kind of tacked on and the menu was really crinkled and ugly. Not a lot of attention to table cleanliness. I ordered some pho steak and it was pretty much what you'd expect from a pho thai. Tasty enough, since pho is pretty tough to screw up. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back, but if I'm hungry in the area again I will consider it.

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
Come for the food, stay for the ambiance
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 2:33pm [Dine in]

I've been to this location a few times, as it is one of my friend's favourites. The food here is usually quite decent. Fairly inspired dish combinations. I always thought it was a little overpriced, but now that I know about the free refills thing it makes a little more sense.

Their milkshakesare usually quite good, except for the one I had last time. It was supposed to be pineapple, coconut, banana, and something else, but I could only taste the banana. $5 for a blended banana is a little much.

The service usually good, though last time we were there the server walked right past us to bring our food to another table (the only other people there), then got confused and brought it back to the kitchen. A few minutes later came back out and realized we were there. But we all make mistakes. Probably her first day.

Ambiance is where this place truly shines. It has a very eastern feel to it. The walls are very nicely embroidered. The tables are all rustic and low to the floor with stools to sit at them. The music is very fitting, and there is often live sitar music. When I took my parents here they didn't want to leave because of the music.

For Afghan food, I would surely recommend giving this place a shot. Just don't get the banana shake ;).

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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant4250 Main St, Vancouver
Outstanding Thai Restaurant
Submitted Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

This is the best Thai restaurant I've been to. I went with a friend who got the Pad Thai, and I got Red Curry with chicken and rice. Both of which were amazing. I sampled my friend's dish as well, and up until then I had been under the impression that I didn't like Pad Thai. I asked for my Red Curry to be very spicy, and it came to me at the perfect level of spiciness: very hot, but not so hot that it overpowers the food.

The service was fast and friendly, and made sure we had everything we needed in a prompt manner.

Value is very good, though I thought the red curry should have just come with rice (you order it seperate), since I can't imagine eating it without, but that is just nitpicking on my part.

The ambiance is probably the weakest link which I must address. Decoration is rather uninspired. Not bad, just not great. we sat next to the window and the plug in for the open sign was right next to my foot. Heh heh. There was also a plug leading to an interesting peice of decoration behind me, though it was broken.

But all in all, I go to a restaurant more for the food than the atmosphere, so, in summary, this is a truly incredible Thai experience that should not be passed up.

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