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loves-to-eatEast VanSince July 28, 20068 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
  • Value1 (1)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
If you want food or beverage go somewhere else!!!
Submitted Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 11:51pm [Dine in]

What a complete waste of time! I went there this evening with my partner, mother-in-law, aunt and nephew. The ambiance was dark and we were taken to tables in the back, which while it looked like there should be some shady poker games happening we were thankful for as the rest of the place was REALLY loud. Our orders were taken promptly. We ordered teas and cheesecakes, and then waited and waited waited!!! After sitting there for 30 minutes with no drinks having been brought yet my nephew went to inform them of our lengthy wait and that there weren't even any drinks yet. The table next us, which looked really settled in when we arrived left, ten minutes later a server brought stuff to their table and looked perplexed as to where the people were. Another 20 minutes passed and we still hadn't received our teas. I went to speak with the manager who promised we would have, at least our drinks in 5 minutes. It was over an hour when we decided to leave... still no drinks on the table. What a complete waste of time! They REALLY need to pull their socks up! I'll never waste my time going back there again and I suggest that you, the reader use your time more efficiently, unless you're just looking for a place to hang out.

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Acme Food14 Commercial St, Nanaimo
Soul crushing
Submitted Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

I have recommended this restaurant to many travellers heading to Nanaimo. A few came back to report what a disappointment it had been. I chalked this up to their poor taste in food. After a few years of being away from Nanaimo I decided to hop over there for lunch, in one of the best restaurants around in my opinion. I took my nephew and was so excited to be going.
As soon as we walked in I knew something was amiss. What once was wonderful ambiance was now a hodge-podge of stuff that one may have gotten while travelling, or from someone else's grandmother. What's with the luck cats? Perhaps it is because they now serve sushi? Regardless, it clashes with the pub atmosphere left behind by the previous owners who had impeccable taste, in d├ęcor as in food!
Sadly the new owners also lack taste in food. Our meals arrived and we were terribly, terribly disappointed. Flavourless, poor presentation, not a good value.

For some all you can eat is great. For me, I'd rather have a small taste of heaven than a heap of garbage on my tongue any day!

The previous owners should have made these people change the name... does anyone know where the previous owners went? Did they open something somewhere else? Please tell me that they still have a fabulous restaurant somewhere... one to help us forget the terrible experience at this one!

Do yourself a favour and go to McDonalds instead!

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Addis Cafe Ethiopian Restaurant2017 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Great food, inexpensive prices
Submitted Friday, August 18, 2006 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

We were greeted by one of the owners. The welcome felt warm and sincere. My husband ordered an Americano which was WONDERFUL with overtones of caramel/ darkened sugar... mmmm... it was the best coffee I've had in awhile (Living on the Drive has a tendancy to make you a coffee snob). We ordered what the guy who made the first entry suggested. When it got there I thought that there was NO WAY that was going to fill both of us up. Wow. Was I wrong! $30 +tip and we were so full! The flavors were subtle and delicious, such a nice change from so many overpowering items at other places. I am really looking forward to going back. Maybe lunch tomorrow? Mmmm...

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Tio Pepe's1134 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Best Mexican in town...
Submitted Thursday, August 17, 2006 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

The sangrias... mmmmmm... the sangrias! The tamales, the... ok, look you just have to go. Try to go on a week night though so I don't have to wait for a table, I usually go on weekends with "the girls". The food is awesome the prices fair and the people are nice too. You might want to take home some of their in house made salsa.

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Rime1130 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
mediocre and overpriced
Submitted Saturday, July 29, 2006 - 9:09am [Dine in]

I've sworn not to go back again and again. Damn it I got dragged there last night by a friend who was having a party there. WHAT was she thinking? I was at a table with 6 other people and asked if anyone had been there before wondering if it was just me. 2 had been and stated they though the food was mediocre to bad and the drinks;better off to get beer than something mixed. I didn't comment on what I thought. The food came, it was just that. mediocre to bad. Admittedly the rice was good, but how do you mess up rice with butter? Oh, and there was a"" cookie that was actually good! The wait staff was poor. Scraping food from one of our cetral tappas plates onto another, taking food from our table and offering it to other tables, yes, after it had been picked through. Our server offered to take our drink order 4 times within the first 6 minutes of walking in the door! I'm NOT exagerating here, she asked once before we sat down! No serving utensils were brought with most of the tapas, leaving us sitting there wondering if we were supposed to use our own cutlery on the central dishes. Then when there were dishes that were supposed to be served as a dish a person instead of shared from the middle, they were placed in the middle. We had no idea which dishes were to be shared and which were to be eaten individually. The server had to "correct" us twice while trying to divy up centrally located foods with, "Oh, no. Each one of you gets one of those!" Hello?! Oh, I could go on and on. Totally not worth the time. Ever. Even if you have to miss a party or a gig to not go! Unless I guess, like last time where my friend got fed up and went up the block and got a piece of pizza by the slice ate it outside and then joined us.There's some good advice!

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
What a horrible horrible experience!
Submitted Friday, July 28, 2006 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

My husband and I were celebrating and decided to try Marcello's. Having seen the other reviews I really wish I had checked it out on this site first! There was no one else in the restaurant, no really, no one! We waited, the cooks saw us standing there waiting to be seated, and we waited. The waitress finally came out and seated us like it was the hugest inconvenience to her. To be fair she did "slam" down a water for each of us. I was completely shocked. The prices were moderate-high. We reviewed the menu in silence. I don't think either of us knew what to say and we "were" supposed to be celebrating right? So, we waited and waited... get the picture. I finally broke the silence and told him how horrible and terribly unwelcomed I felt. He agreed so we got up and left. I wonder if they ever even noticed? We never did get to try the food and I had to enter a rating so I went with poor. We ended up going to La Rocca where we were welcomed, the food was fabulous and the staff great. I'll never, never go back to Marcello's and I suggest that you save yourselves the time as well! Bon appetite... elsewhere!

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Urban City1260 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Great food in the hood
Submitted Friday, July 28, 2006 - 4:39pm [Dine in]

Mmmmm... eggs with fresh tomato, avacado, pan fried potatoes and home made bread toasted. Lots of locals chatting and giggling with a great cup of froo froo la-la-la coffee... what a great way to start any day! My meal and specialty coffee cost just over $6. I'll be back again and again.

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Minato992 W Broadway, Vancouver
Focus on food not ambiance
Submitted Friday, July 28, 2006 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

I have to disagree with the "overpriced" comment from an earlier review. I have been going to Minato Sushi for about... oh gee... 15yrs now. I keep trying other places, more schmancy and romantic but I keep returning to Minato. While the other places may have better ambiance and presentation, ok, most do, Minato serves really good food at reasonable prices. I highly recommend their Minato roll and their green salad and ... well just check it out!

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