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lomimuLower MainlandSince August 30, 200832 Reviews
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3 (3.1)
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Tuc Craft Kitchen60 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Delicious food, fun vibe, great staff
Submitted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:20pm [Dine in]

Tuc has funky décor with nice touches, like fresh ranunculus arrangements in wood boxes. A long bar dominates the space and gives the sense that they’re serious about their drinks. Not quiet or romantic, but fun.

Love that they have nibblies (e.g. parsnip fries with coriander dip, gravalax) to take the edge off your hunger rather than fill you up. Wine, beer, and cocktails on offer were interesting and different – something for everyone.

Beef Daube was a rich mix of tender beef served in a cast iron dish on top of gooey Parmesan and mashed potatoes. Ling Cod flavours were subtle and interesting, and the fish was perfectly cooked (wish there were more seafood on their menu!). Dessert of a black tea sponge cake with ginger ice cream and absinthe apples wasn’t something I’d normally go for, but it was interesting, not too sweet – and totally delicious. Our server, Phil, was fun and super-helpful, and could answer any question in detail about the food prep (all the staff seemed very similar to him!).

Overall, had a great evening – Tuc deserves all the praise.

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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Great Italian
Submitted Monday, June 30, 2014 - 10:11pm [Dine in]

After driving by for years, meaning to stop in, we finally ate here - and were very glad! To be honest, it doesn't look like much from the street, but once you're inside and above street level, the views out the large front windows are of trees and mountains, and the warm interior makes you feel right at home.

Service was friendly and efficient, and there were lots of delish options on both the drink/wine menu and the food menu. We shared a daily special salad of beets, arugula, gorgonzola, poached pears, and candied walnuts, which was fabulous. We also had an appetizer for the table - which they generously upsized without request - of charcuterie, olives, pickled beans, etc; wonderful mélange of flavours. I had another daily special for my entrée, a seafood pasta with lemon and herbs, and it was a rarely-achieved balance of perfectly cooked pasta, generous seafood, and just the right amount of a tasty sauce.

Overall, a great night, and we're already looking forward to going back.

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Gen Sushi1933 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
For your own sake - don't eat here
Submitted Saturday, May 17, 2014 - 10:19am [Dine in]

My husband had fond memories of this place so we stopped in for lunch. Dark, run down. Green tea was terrific, but that was about it. The sushi just wasn't good - not well made, tiny bits of tuna rather than the normal roll proportions, and even the basic California roll tasted like mayo.

The walk to the bathroom was a bit scary due to the greasy slippery floors in the restaurant, kitchen walk-through, and bathroom hall. But that was nothing compared to the actual bathroom, which was filthy (cleaning record on the door had a most recent date of 6 months ago) and falling apart.

Seriously, for your own sake, avoid this place.

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Craft Beer Market85 West 1st Ave, Vancouver
Great place!
Submitted Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

Situated on the edge of the 'giant birds' plaza in Olympic Village, the CBM has an excellent location, and their interior is even better. They're in the old salt building, and they've done a terrific reno, taking advantage of the high ceilings, and really making the place feel interesting/special/fun. Obviously, they hit the nail on the head, as the wait was over an hour on a Thursday night.

The menu was terrific - interesting, something for everyone. I had a tough time choosing, but eventually settled on the butternut squash ravioli, which was a generous portion of tasty pasta. Choosing a beer is even more difficult, since they have over 140 on tap (so many that they had to use 3km of hoses!).

Excellent service, fun vibe. Interesting tidbit: though they are a 'beer market', they actually have a 'food primary' liquor license, so kids can be on the premises. This license also means that you have to be seated when drinking, and they close much earlier than a bar. Ridiculous BC liquor laws.

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Teahouse Restaurant, The7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
wow
Submitted Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 11:52am [Dine in]

Too often, a popular restaurant in a stunning setting gets lazy with its food and hardly even tries. Teahouse is the exception.

The location definitely is stunning, nestled within Stanley Park, steps from Ferguson Point, with fabulous sunsets. The staff add to the setting, as they have been, without exception, charming and professional on all of our visit (Jackie is especially lovely).

My spouse had the salmon and scallops special, loved his meal, said the seafood was perfectly prepared. And then he tried my sablefish. Oh my. Prepared with just the right amount of a miso-citrus glaze, the flavours were divine, and it was easily the best sablefish I've ever had - accompanied by well-prepared potatoes, roasted tomato, broccolini, and asparagus. Great wine list, yummy Terra Breads on the side.

An amazing meal in a beautiful setting. You really must go there.

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Library Square Public House300 West Georgia Street, #101, Vancouver
Great spot for dinner
Submitted Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

Beautiful summer night, sat out on their good-sized patio. Wine list wasn't much to write home about, but the BLTA (applewood smoked bacon, butter lettuce, tomato, avocado, rosemary mayo on toasted artisan sourdough) for $13 was FANTASTIC, and was accompanied by the absolute best side salad I've ever had the pleasure to order. Check out the photo - blueberries, cheese, selection of lettuces, toasted pumpkin seeds - delish.

We'll be back.

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Daniel's Restaurant2786 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Different, but still good
Submitted Sunday, May 19, 2013 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

The chef left Daniels (along with the African Peanut soup), and we were wondering if the place was still any good. The menu has definitely shifted and there seems to be less selection - but the Chicken Korma and Butter Chicken were generously portioned and full of flavour, accompanied by the best naan I've ever had. Nice tomato/onion/cucumber/cilantro salad on the side. The server seemed to be the chef as well, and it all had a nice homey feel.

I'd go back just for the chicken!

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Luke's Corner Kitchen & Bar2996 Granville, Vancouver
excellent neighbourhood spot
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 3:04pm [Dine in]

Popped in here after doing some shopping on South Granville. Just had time for a quick craft beer, but had a great chat with the very engaging bartender, Natalie.

We loved the look and feel of the space - funky, elegant, interesting, welcoming. Wish we'd had time to eat, as their menu looked really diverse and interesting. We definitely plan on returning to try out more of this terrific place :)

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Campagnolo1022 Main Street, Vancouver
there are better Italian places
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 2:54pm [Dine in]

I'd heard a lot about Campagnolo's so was looking forward to trying it out. It's in a pretty skeezy area, but the interior is modern and funky (though I'm not a fan of plastic chairs or cinder block walls).

No reservations for groups smaller than 8, so the 6 of us arrived at 6 and got a table fairly easily - though by 7 there were lineups at the door, no free tables, and the room was REALLY noisy. The crowd is predominantely 20s and 30s hipsters.

The wine list is pretty limited, certainly if you like anything other than Italian reds. The menu feels unbalanced, and the appetizers in particular were off-the-wall. No bread for the table. Pizzas were heavy on the dough, light on the toppings, and one of the three at our table was overcooked/charred. Cannelloni was very small - more like appetizer sized - while the Tagliatelle was absolutely huge.

Overall, I feel like we paid too much for just middling food & ambience. Won't be returning.

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Turk's Coffee Exchange1276 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
lovely coffee place
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 2:41pm [Dine in]

Popped in for a quick cappuccino, which was absolutely fabulous. Turks is a funky, warm space, enhanced by the large art on the walls which is also on the takeout cups. Nice seating areas.

We really liked it here - so much more soul than Bucks. Would definitely stop in again.

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Chada Thai Fine Cuisine2991 Lougheed Hwy, #107, Coquitlam
just okay
Submitted Thursday, January 3, 2013 - 10:26am [Dine in]

Located in a strip mall, the interior of Chada Thai is very nicely decorated, with strong colours and bold art. A friendly greeting, and we were quickly and cheerfully seated and had our order taken. It's a small space, oddly dominated by the kitchen and backroom, leaving room for only 32 diners.

Our food arrived very quickly. The chicken satay came with a very tasty peanut sauce, but the satay itself was deep fried?!? We also had the red curry and added prawns; it was pretty but a bit flat - you can get a much better one at Go Thai in New West. Finally, we had the yardstick dish: Pad Thai. Lots of prawns, a bit of chicken, but the flavour and texture just weren't there - you can get a much better one at Lhy Thai in New West.

Overall, pretty good, but why go back if you know you can get better food for the same price or less elsewhere?

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Sushi Mori2565 Barnet Hwy, #26, Coquitlam
there are better sushi places
Submitted Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 10:05am [Dine in]

I wanted to like this place, but I just couldn't. The decor is really well done, with cool 'cherry trees' dominating the space, lots of wood and nice textures....and three large TVs to distract? The music was an odd mix of club music, Beyonce, and Silent Night? And there were multiple plates of prepared food by the entrance - to entice you??

We were seated after someone hollered at us across the restaurant asking if we had a reservation. We got tea (yum) and menus, and then....nothing. A very long wait to have our orders taken. A very long wait for food (over 45 minutes, and we enquired about it after 30 minutes), especially frustrating as we saw the people on one side of us (who arrived 10 minutes later) get their food in half the time. The group on the other side of us wasn't happy with their server either. When the food finally did arrive, it still took about 10 minutes to get all three dishes onto the table - not impressed.

The final judgement came via the spicy tuna rolls. I always have them, and they're my gauge for sushi. Despite some other tasty rolls (salmon/avocado, dynamite), and not bad rolls (rainbow), the spicy tuna was pretty much the worst I've ever had. There was a LOT of non-spicy ketchup-y sauce globbed on top, to the point where we scraped it off, yet still couldn't taste the tuna. Big disappointment. Between that and the really crappy overall service, we won't be back.

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Zen Japanese Restaurant2232 Marine Dr., #101, West Vancouver
good but pricey
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 9:06pm [Dine in]

Zen is tucked away from the street, and surprisingly large once you walk down teh narrow glassed entry. Quite a large patio off the back, with a nice peakaboo view.

Prices are definitely on the high side, with probably the most expensive chirashi ($30) we've ever encountered. Spicy tuna was excellent. Service and ambience were about average.

Was a decent deal with the Groupon, but I've had great sushi elsewhere for much more reasonable prices.

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Heritage Grill447 Columbia, New Westminster
won't be back
Submitted Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Have wanted to try this place for a while. Seems like it would have potential, but there's a real bar feel to the place, rather than restaurant. The tables are painted sponge/splatter with orange, red & teal. Interesting. Nice chairs, but the booths have springs bursting out of cracked vinyl, and the carpet was beige around the edges but nearly black everywhere else with dirt and stains. The bathrooms were disgusting.

You could only get beer in a pitcher or glass, unless it was one of three kinds that came as a pint. What??? Based on other reviews, decided to skip the pasta and go for the jambalaya. There were 3 clams and 3 mussels in the shell and a nice assortment of other add-ins, but the rice was mushy and it averaged out to just be average.

The place was run down and dirty, with unimpressive food. Definitely won't be back.

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Indian Star Restaurant & Sweets420 Sixth Street, New Westminster
great lunch buffet option
Submitted Sunday, September 30, 2012 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Had the 10.95 lunch buffet, which included rice, naan, butter chicken, chicken tikka, kofti curry, vegetable curry, something with lentils, and some lettuce/tomato/dressing options. The butter chicken was delicious, with large pieces of tender chicken. Loved the chicken tikka, curry and veggies as well. Filled my plate twice, and was happy and stuffed.

Pretty quiet in the there at lunch, and the one staff member didn't seem too enthused or efficient, but I got a very big yummy lunch, which is all that really matters! Park around the corner on 4th Ave and avoid the meter charges.

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Burrard Public House, The2414 Saint Johns Street, Port Moody
Fabulous place
Submitted Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 9:17am [Dine in]

I kept hearing great things about the newly opened Burrard Public House and have been meaning to give it a try. Located in the former Jake's Crossing, it's on St. John's in Port Moody, with a great view of the mountains. We were there on a sunny afternoon, so we were able to take advantage of their nice patio deck, which is covered, has that great view, nice furniture, and beautiful hanging baskets.

Our server was friendly and efficient. The drink list is quite extensive (gluen free beer!), so it's pretty easy to please everyone. Menu also had quite a bit of variety, including brunch options. We ordered the club sandwich for splitting, and it arrived on two separate plates, no problem (see photo). The club sandwich was fabulous - big slab of grilled chicken, thick & tasty bacon, just the right amount of perfectly melted cheese. Yam fries were delish.

Though we ate outside, I have to mention the decor of this place. Gorgeous, upscale, urban. They've done an absolutely fantastic job in their renos. The place looks bright and sophisticated, right down to the bathrooms! Very impressed.

Overall, we loved it, and will definitely be coming back.

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Hapa Izakaya909 West Cordova Street, #110, Vancouver
happy (and delicious) surprise!
Submitted Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

We came to Hapa Umi because of a groupon type deal, and felt very lucky that we had found this gem. It's quite a large space, tucked into the side of the Tourism Vancouver/Tickets Tonight building. Don't give up on looking for the door - it's worth it!

Our deal gave us a three course dinner which unfortunately meant that we missed out on sushi - it looked great as it went past the table. I started with the Fanny Bay tempura oysters, nicely presented in manageable pieces with a miso vinaigrette and pickled shallots. My dining partner's beef medallion things looked pretty great, and I don't even eat much meat. Our mains were some form of deliciously tender chicken for him, and salmon for me with gnocci, vegetables, sauce. All nicely presented, great sides, delicate flavours.

We were already quite satisfied, and then came dessert. Truly, one of THE BEST desserts I've ever had the pleasure to experience. The menu undersold it as a warm chocolate cake with banana tempura and vanilla ice cream. It was actually a good sized molten lava cake, with two generous pieces of warm banana tempura on the side. The textures and tastes complemented each other in a fabulous way. The cake was topped with fresh sliced strawberries and some carmelized sugar art. There were fresh blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and the ice cream was very tasty. Pretty much a party on my plate.

The only negative was that they all knew we were in a rush, but the service was on the slow side. Otherwise, my highest recommendation on this place.

PS - washrooms are lovely - three small self-contained rooms for each gender!

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Sokela1001B Austin Ave, Coquitlam
Not worth it
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:57am [Dine in]

I'd submitted an earlier review of Sokela, soon after they opened. Recently I returned, and was really disappointed.

The ambiance was fine, but service was uneven and food was uninspired. Tastes were 'just okay', and not anything I'd return for. Disappointing, as there aren't many good dining options in the tricities and I was hoping this would step up to be one of them. It hasn't.

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Cats Socialhouse1540 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver
Great location & interior - but so-so food
Submitted Friday, June 10, 2011 - 11:50am [Dine in]

Cat's Social House is in a terrific setting near the pond on Granville Island, and has nice Cactus Club-type decor and ambiance. I've been there a couple of times recently with a Groupon-type coupon, so have had several experiences there.

They really need to step it up in the food department. Burger with bacon etc was very average, not a great meat taste at all (subbed yam fries were delish!). Dynamite rolls only had deep fried prawns as the filling - no veg of any kind. And the Cowgirl Salad sounded great, and at about $15 for an entree salad I was expecting great....but it was really quite small for an entree salad (especially at that price!), and the add-ins were skimpy.

I'll stick to Browns Social House, their parent company, as I've had much more enjoyable meals there.

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Beecher Street Cafe12302 Beecher Street, White Rock
lovely evening out
Submitted Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

Hot summer night, and we stopped in for an early dinner before a beach walk. Granted, the restaurant was near-empty given the early hour, but we had none of the issues with service experienced by the previous reviewers. Service was efficient, friendly, prompt, and we didn't feel rushed in any way.

Bread on the table with a nice olive butter. The pepper-crusted tenderloin special was fantastic, served with risotto rather than potatoes as requested. The halibut was served on risotto with some nicely cooked vegetables, and a divine sauce. We weren't intending on ordering dessert (too full!), but a complimentary apple pie of sorts arrived on the table along with ice cream - nice touch.

Prices were a bit on the high side, but the Entertainment Book helped with that. We had a wonderful evening, and - despite the negative reviews - plan on returning.

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