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lemon_meowNorth Vancouver BCSince May 10, 20106 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2 (2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Juno Vancouver Sushi Bistro572 Davie Street, Vancouver
Nothing Outstanding
Submitted Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

The concept of a sushi bistro is quite new in Vancouver. We have lots of izakaya and sushi places but not something in between, so I gave Juno a try for dinner. The restaurant is quite small and the only server in the bistro basically takes care of everything in the front of the house. I wasn't surprise that it took her awhile to take our order and give us our drinks during a busy Friday dinner service.

The menu has a good selection of sushi, sashimi, and rolls. There a wide range of interesting creations, such as yam poutine with teriyaki gravy, and traditional izakaya items from the kitchen as well. I tried to sample food from both menu, so I ordered Ebi Mayo, Sablefish Miso Yaki, and Aburi All-Star. The decision to order Ebi Mayo is to see how Juno brings new light to this classic izakaya dish. It end up a disappointment . The batter for the fry prawn look and taste the same as lower grade tempura batter from a sushi takeout. It couldn't hold up to the thinner fruity mayo sauce which made the whole dish soggy. The sablefish miso yaki was okay, nothing special. If it was grilled more, the dish would be better. I think the Aburi All-Star is the only good dish I had from Juno. It was three kinds of lightly seared sashimi --- amberjack, mackerel, and tuna belly. The fish was fresh and the sauce was nicely balanced.

All in all, I would give Juno another try base on the sashimi. I would order more items from the raw menu and less from their kitchen.

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Lime Restaurant1130 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Unimpressed
Submitted Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

I had dinner at Lime with a friend on a Tuesday night. Since the restaurant didn't have that many customers on a Tuesday night, there was only one server working. My friend and I ordered drinks and food but the server kept rushing us to order more stuff once we were finished with our drinks. The food wasn't that creative and unique either. Lime is simply another izakaya to me.

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Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe, The850 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Lively atomsphere but very salty food
Submitted Monday, May 31, 2010 - 4:18pm [Dine in]

Corner Suite Bistro is the third restaurant that I have seen opened in this location. Since the last two fine dining restaurants didn't survive the hard times, I was curious about what Corner Suite can bring to this location. So I booked a table for two on a Friday night. It has a very lively, or some would even say loud, atmosphere. It is not your romantic type of restaurants but I think it's good for drinks base on the wide selections of cocktails and cheese on the menu. The food, however, was a bit of a disappointment. My friend and I shared the crab cake as our appetizer. It was okay but nothing special. Then my friend had the halibut as his main course and I had the rabbit. The fish was moist and nicely seared, but my rabbit was very salty, even the morel mushroom cream couldn't balance the salt out. We were a bit underwhelm after the main course and decided not to stay for dessert.

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Cobre52 Powell Street, Vancouver
Food lacks punch
Submitted Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

I came to Cobre with two friends on a Tuesday night. Our reservation was at 6ish but the restaurant was pretty full by the time we left. Our server was informative but she could be impatient at times. The ambiance and service in general were good, but the food lacks that Latino punch. We ordered three dishes to start – the wild Mexican sea prawn ceviche, pan roasted duck breast, and chicken taquitos. But because the taste of Pacific Northwest cuisine outweighed the Latino flavor in all of the above dishes, we weren't interested in trying more.

I think Cobre is a good entry point for the ones who haven't tried Latino food before, but for people who had good Latino fusion food down in the US or South America, Cobre might be a disappointment.

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ORU Restaurant1038 Canada Place, Vancouver
Dissappointing Mother's Day Brunch
Submitted Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 8:12pm [Dine in]

The ambiance and service at Oru were good, but the Mother's Day brunch buffet was a disappointment. There's a great selection of cold, hot, and dessert dishes but the quality of food was not up to par, especially the roast beef at the carving station, for the price of $75 per person. Each guest was suppose to get a glass of champagne but our server didn't offer it to us, and we didn't ask him to bring us any after trying the food because we weren't in the mood anymore.

I know you can't really compare a buffet to a plated meal because buffet food gets cold and tough out in the open, but I feel that a lot of the basics weren't done right and I am not sure if I'll return to Oru for it's regular menu after this experience.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Great place for post-theatre dining
Submitted Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

My friends and I went to Chambar on a Sunday evening after a concert in the Playhouse Theatre. I had been to Chambar a few times and it had its occasions of hit-and-miss like most restaurants, but my meal on Sunday was great. Our server was patient and gave us very good recommendations on cocktails and beer. The only thing that didn't really hit the mark was dessert. It's not Chambar's strong point.

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