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llewysknotWest Side, VancouverSince July 28, 20065 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Kayan Mediterranean Cuisine777 W. Broadway, #202, Vancouver
Expected more
Submitted Sunday, August 17, 2008 - 10:43am [Dine in]

I went to Kayan with a group of eight on a Saturday night. The restaurant was packed - every table full, people dancing, the music was great.

However the service was lacking - the server we had didn't seem to know the menu, and one had to point to the item on the menu when ordering. It took a VERY long time to get drinks - sometimes when we would ask her where the drink was, she would have forgotten and we had to order again.

The food was very good, and a great value for the price. A couple oat our table shared the "Mezza for Two" plate and said it was delicious, and there was plenty of food for them both. The entrees were a good size, we wished we hadn't ordered all the appys beforehand. Meats were done very nicely.

Drinks left lots to desired - the wine list is not extensive, and does not list the winery, only the grapes. There is five (approx.) different martinis on the list, one being a "bartender specialty". Unfortunately, each martini we ordered was EXACTLY the same, no matter which name we used. They were all a sour apple martini - including the bartender's special.

The decor was nice - definitely a Middle Eastern feel, but how "authentic", I couldn't really say. The view is amazing - I think people forget about the restaurants on that spot of Broadway that have such a great view of downtown. The patio was not open, however - it would have been nice to sit outside.

Overall - it was good, I'm glad we went to experience it, but not sure it would be a "must visit" again. I prefer Le Marrekesh.

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Falafully Good3170 Oak Street, Vancouver
Times they are a-changin'
Submitted Monday, July 7, 2008 - 12:47pm [Dine in]

I was thrilled when Falafully Good opened up in the neighbourhood. It's about time that little Oak Street block had a decent eatery.

I have been eating at Falafully Good since it opened, and have noticed the prices going up and portion sizes going down, which unfortunately seems to be the way of the world these days.

The most disappointing aspect, however, is that I have also noticed a significant decrease in quality. The chicken schwarma (my staple) seems to be made of fattier meat the last little while. The hummus, which used to be thick and creamy and full of garlic, now seems runny and flavourless. The tabouli used to be bright and fresh, and now is dull in colour and wilted.

It is disappointing, as this place used to be SO delicious and GREAT value for your dollar. I could even deal with the price increases if the quality hadn't gone downhill. But my visits are definitely less and less frequent, and each time I eat there I am reminded of how good it used to be, and how it's just not the same anymore.

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Le Marrakech52 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Grandma's cozy, exotic basement
Submitted Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 12:15am [Dine in]

Really liked this place - we sat downstairs next to a wood burning fireplace (yes, the fireplace was burning in JUNE!). It felt a little like we were in Grandma's basement - but in a good way. It felt cozy like home, but the decor is very Morroccan. (Having never been to Morrocco, I can't vouch for authenticity, but it is what I imagine Morroccon decorations to be like.)

The food was very good - interesting flavours, nothing ordinary. There were eight of us for a birthday dinner and we ordered a few small share plates (bread, beet salad, olives, prawns/scallops, cabbage, an eggplant dish) and some entrees (short ribs, lamb shank, seafood casserole, chicken, duck, vegetables and couscous) The food was plentiful and I left feeling full and satisfied, and not overstuffed.

The wine list leaves a bit to be desired - very limiting. The cocktail list is very interesting - try the one with ginger and chili peppers - you won't be disappointed!

The service was decent, but a tad bit slow. Though we were having a relaxing evening and notin a rush to go anywhere, so it was really nice to be able to just chat and relax and share food when it came. I did feel that the food could have come out a BIT quicker, but there's a fine line there between too fast and making you feel rushed, and too slow that you wonder where things are.

The only thing I noticed that was lacking was a little background music - would have been nice to have something on in the background.

I will definitely return - it is great to have a different experience in a city full of restaurants are sll so much the same ("asian fusion" or "west coast cuisine"...everyone has prawns and scallops on the menu - but do they have cinnamon on them? I think not!)

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Andales Mexican Restaurant3211 W Broadway St., Vancouver
Andales! Andeles! (To somewhere else)
Submitted Friday, January 4, 2008 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

Just came back from Andales Restaurant, and the experience was average at best. The two things I look at most closely are food quality and service. The service was mediocre, and the food was pretty flavourless. One had the tacos, and said the tacos at Taco Time were better (and the ones at Taco Time aren't even that good). I would reccommend Las Margaritas over Andales.

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Sciue800 W. Pender St, #110, Vancouver
Good food - too noisy
Submitted Friday, July 28, 2006 - 10:34am [Dine in]

Great spot for lunch for the downtowners...the "Roman Street Food" is great - crispy crust and fresh toppings. Tastes like it was made just for you. (Haven't tried any of the paninis) It gets very busy tight at the noon hour.

I wanted it to be a good palce for an afterwork drink, but it is way too noisy to sit out side with the buses and rush hour traffic.

Overall, good food, good service - I'm a repeat customer.

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