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legourmandVancouverSince February 22, 20104 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Shang Noodle House350 Gifford Street, New Westminster
Outstanding mushroom noodle soup
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 7:54pm [Dine in]

This noodle house surprised me. The food was so so but when I ordered the mushroom noodle soup, I was shocked by how good it was. I am a picky eater but this bowl of noodle soup really impressed me. Noodles were so good. I am hungry just thinking about it.

The place is spacious and right at the casino so there is lots of parking.

I would like to come back to eat here more often but New Westminster is quite far to drive.

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Popular East Vancouver Restaurant with Poor Food
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 7:49pm [Dine in]

We would sometimes see lineups for this restaurant in the summer. We decided to give it a try.

The restaurant was tiny and that explained why the lineups spilled outside into the sidewalk.

Food was quite disappointing. The worse part was the fish was not fresh. We complained about our grilled black cod only to have the staff tell us the fish was fresh. We did not eat the rest of the black cod because of the rotten fish taste and smell. The service was poor. They did not reduce the price or offer a substitute.

The prices did not reflect a neighbourhood Japanese restaurant. The prices were quite high relative to other local Japanese restaurants.

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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine5300 No. 3 Road, 323, Richmond
decent Cantonese restaurant
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

This is an average middle to high end Cantonese restaurant. I have eaten here for dim sum and dinner. Food is average in quality. We come here because there is space in Lansdowne Mall for children to run around.

I did not like the price of the 3 course Peking duck. The restaurant has not updated their menu. Menu quoted $29 + 8 + 8 = $48 but the bill came to $55 before taxes. The duck did not have that hard to describe fire taste.

Food is good but not great.

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Cafe Kathmandu2779 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Himalayan/Indian food
Submitted Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 7:33pm [Dine in]

Decor was nice. There are lots of wonderful framed prints of Nepal on the wall. Restaurant is small but cozy.

The service from presumably the owner was nice.

Overall:
This is a very good restaurant that offers great value. I wouldn't hesitate to come back again. The dishes appear to be low in sugar and salt. The natural flavours of the food comes out. This tastes like home Nepalese cooking but I never went to Nepal so I can't say for sure. The use of msg and other preservatives was low.

The food served here is better than most Indian restaurants.

What we had:

Aaloo achaar $6
Chilled sesame-lemon potato salad flavored with timmur (Himalayan peppercorns) and fenugreek

This was a mild yet flavourful dish. We liked it except we did not expect it to be cold.

Kukhurako maasu $12
Boneless chicken simmered in a curry of onion and spice.

This was a very nice dish. We asked for medium heat for all our dishes but medium is quite mild to our tastes. This dish went very well with the rice.

Taamaa $10
Lightly seasoned potatoes simmered with bamboo shoots and black-eyed peas.

This dish was too mild to our liking. The bamboo shoots were nice. The potato presence was not strong. Overall it's a dish that needs more flavour.

Large (Daal bhaat tarkaari) $15
The very definition of a meal in Nepal. Your choice of vegetable, chicken or goat curry accompanied by daal, with steamed rice, roti and achaar (chutney).

This was our favourite dish. The goat was quite good. The meat was not gamey at all. The roti, daal and achaar were quite good.

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