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liquid_kvancouverSince November 23, 20079 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Dae Bak Bon Ga1323 Robson Street, #201, Vancouver
Just so-so
Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

I went late at night when there was only one other table occupied. It took a while for the server to come over to get our order and for the food to come after ordering.
The food itself is more expensive than other korean places for what it is and is nothing outstanding although it isn't bad either. There was some sort of gritty deposit in the bottom of my tofu and seafood spicy hot pot, which was a turnoff.
I found that the dishes stacked up pretty high before any servers bothered to take them away. Overall I felt a bit neglected.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill1833 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
Mini restaurant
Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

The place is TINY! Maneuvering around to the washroom is a hazard and forget about lining up inside b/c you're gonna trip up the servers.
It makes me wonder if I've EVER been to a restaurant as small as this one.
Overall the servers are efficient and polite, and the hostess tries her best to accomodate the waiting people.
The food is quite good, the only thing that is quite disappointing is the amount of food for the price. In the end, I had to go somewhere else to eat, after two of us spent over $40, just to feel satisfied (and I'm not a big eater I swear).

Overall, nice, but I'm not sure I'll go back again, esp with other options like Guu and Hapa (slightly different flavours, but more bang for the buck).

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
Every time a charm
Submitted Sunday, January 25, 2009 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

For my birthday dinner for me and my boyfriend, we went to the Cannery. It was later at night and not very busy, but the hostess sat us promptly and politely. We were immediately and courteously greeted by our server, who made a wonderful white wine recommendation to go with our intended entrees. We were debating between several appetizers and entrees and asked him whether the amount we were thinking about ordering was sufficient for two, to which he replied that most likely it would be more than sufficient. In the end, we removed an appetizer from our order as per his suggestion.
Our appetizer was seafood platter for two, a melange of dainty raw oysters, steamed clams/mussels, and scallops, as well as morsels of candied salmon with two delightfully light and zesty vinagrettes. The vinagrettes complimented the delicate fresh flavour of the seafood without being overpowering.

The entrees, a salmon wellington for my boyfriend, and black cod for myself were well prepared and generously portioned. He managed to finish his, but ate little of mine since the seafood platter had satisfied me more than I had anticipated and the cod itself was quite a rich fish, though well prepared. Throughout our meal our server checked in on us, crumbed our table, and made sure our concerns were addressed. When he saw that I had not taken to the fish, he insisted that he would not charge us for the black cod, despite my objections that it was not an issue with the fish itself but rather my personal inclinations. In the end, we were not charged for it, and were even given a helpful tip that the fish should be reheated by steaming due to its delicate texture.

Needless to say, we left a handsome tip.

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Gogo Tea Cafe8788 McKim Way, #270, Richmond
All around average
Submitted Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

I've been to Gogo more than a handful of times, and although there's never been a 'WOW' service experience or food revelation, there was never a foul up either. I go to get reasonably quick service and a hotpot (usual order) that satisfies when I'm hungry late night. I never order bubbletea there since they don't seem to accomodate my 'less sugar' request, and there are places around with better bubbletea.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
Huge portions!
Submitted Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

Not going to go on and on about Stepho's, but one thing I have to say is that the portion size just blew me away! Considering where it's located, the prices are very very reasonable for the amount of food you get, and the service is prompt and friendly. Sure the food isn't 5 star gourmet, but I enjoyed it enough to pack what I couldn't finish and that should say a lot. The location is central and now I know why people line up out the door and down the block to get in on the weekend evenings!

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Guu in Aberdeen4151 Hazelbridge Way, #2790, Richmond
Guu is...satisfactory
Submitted Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

My first time at Guu Aberdeen, and I'm neither amazed nor disappointed. I know with Guu I can always get a certain standard of service and have favorites like the friend pumpkin ball with egg nestled within no matter which one I go to. Somehow, the ambiance isn't the same as Guu with Garlic, in that there's not that tight sardine can feeling of being crammed into a small busy space, something that I actually miss and to me is an essential part of Guu along with the noisy boisterous atmosphere. The decor just didn't have as 'authentic' a feel as Guu with Garlic's did.
In addition to the staples, there are dishes that vary between Guus, and a favorite at Aberdeen is the seafood bi bim bap. The mackerel is a staple fav that I love, but this time it was undercooked, and I had to send it back for more grilling, but the servers were polite and apologetic.
Overall a good experience, and great value. I always leave full after spending a reasonable amount. For some reason though, it falls just short of Guu with garlic.

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Sura Korean Cuisine1518 Robson St., Vancouver
Long lived? I think not.
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

We ended up at Sura after deciding not to brave the lineup at a nextdoor korean restaurant. Big mistake.
Apart from the spartan decor that made the place seem like the reception area of some nondescript medical/dental practice, the service was slow and the food beyond lackluster.
We sat for quite a while before a server came to us and a while at the end of the meal waiting for our cheque. In between, the food was quite disappointing and a bit expensive for what it was, which was 'nothing special'. I had a spicy chicken stew braised with potato and onion ($15), which was hardly more than a few pieces of chicken swimming in a unexpectional spicy broth base with a few chunks of potato. There were no side dishes, which I've come to expect at korean restaurants. My bf had bi bim bap, which was again unremarkable in taste and portion size. The only notable thing about it was the soup that came with it, a watery abomination laden with msg and screaming 'knorr powdered wonton soup stock'.
In short, there are plenty of other excellent korean restaurants around Robson street, and this one is definitely not one I would return to.

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L&G Bubble Tea House5816 Fraser Street, Vancouver
A Staple
Submitted Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 1:17am [Dine in]

I've sampled many many bubbletea places all around Greater Vancouver, and I have to say that in terms of being accomodating and having fresh, great tasting bubble teas that are made well, L&G is definitely my favorite. I've been faithful to the place ever since I discovered it as a freshman at UBC, and since then no other place I've been to has consistently impressed me with their bbt as much at L&G. The furnishings are not the most inviting, but I go for their drinks and fact that they can make any combination of flavours and add-ons I desire.

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Hiroshi's Sushi Creations3720 Oak Street, Vancouver
Creative (unlike this title)
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2007 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

Definitely worth going to despite the short hours of operation.
The quality of the food is also quite good...very unique and creative takes on many classic rolls as well as interesting flavour combinations (ex. the lime-garlic sauce) and the use of unconventional ingredients (pumpkin, asparagus, brown rice...etc).
I especially like how they had the option to switch white for brown rice for a small 50 cent fee. For all the health conscious people out there, this is a nice touch.
Overall, the only flaws are 1) there is only one waitress there to take your order so service might be a bit slow at times 2) it's a small place and personally I'm more of an large open spaces and soaring ceilings person 3) there could be better presentation.
HOWEVER...this is definitely a great place to go for a creative, reasonably priced, and cozy place to munch on sushi.

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