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LraepWest VancouverSince May 6, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Takumi Japanese Restaurant5775 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Nice authentic Japanese Restaurant
Submitted Monday, May 12, 2008 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

Have visited Takumi before when they're located in Burnaby. This was our first visit to their new home on the North Shore. If you come from Highway 1, exit is #1; then head south towards Marine Drive. The restaurant has a very nice location, esp. when the weather is good.

If you have visited their Burnaby location, now the restaurant has become much upscaled, as reflected from their menu. We ordered Omasake (Chef's dinner) priced at C$70 per person, which included 5 dishes + dessert of your choice.

The first course was a dish comprising of 4 appetizers - Kofe beef (cold), Black Cod, baked oyster, and some kind of pate with ikura (salmon roe) on top. Second course was prawn served in a Martini-style flute. Taste was very Chinese, similar to the Prawn in Peach Sauce we've tried at Red Star Chinese Restaurant. The third course was egg custard. The fourth course was sashimi. And the final main course was a choice between sushi (5 pieces) & grilled dish (fish, mushroom & veg). Dessert was a choice between ice-cream & custard.

Food was okay, but we were a bit disappointed as there were not much surprise element as expected from Omasake, apart from the first course. We could have easily ordered our own sashimi, sushi, and egg custard, maybe at a slightly lower price. We wouldn't even consider ordering the prawn.

The day we visited was on Mother's Day. Service was EXTREMELY slow for almost all tables. Nevertheless, our server was very nice (a pregnant lady). She was never without a bright smile, which made up for the slack in service.

I don't think we'll go back for the Omasake again, but would love to try the a-la-carte menu.

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Chiu Yuet Chinese Restaurant5901 E. Broadway St., #7, Burnaby
Authentic Chiu Chow Restaurant with no MSG
Submitted Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

There're few authentic Chiu Chow Restaurant in Greater Vancouver. We had lunch in Chiu Yuet for the second time this Monday. The restaurant was small, but clean & tidy. We tried their famous "Fried Rice with Taro" & "Pepper Pork Stomach Soup" the first time, & "Chiu-chow-style Fried Noodle" & "Marinaded Duck" the second time. For both time, food was excellent. We complimented the owner/chef when he came out of the kitchen, and he proudly said he'd never used any MSG in his food.

Price was reasonable (cheap if you're sharing). Service was great. The lady owner gave us good recommendation on their famous dishes.

We'd love to go back to try their dinner.

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Vip's Kitchen1487 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
Food with MSG & Worst Service Encountered
Submitted Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:26pm [Dine in]

Had dinner at VIP last week. I've always thought it's a shame if a Restaurant Chef had to rely on MSG. This restaurant owner/chef openly admitted that he used MSG in ALL of his dishes, unless you specify. We did, and his food without MSG was really mediocre - no wonder he had to rely on using it! And his food was over-priced too, esp. Congee with small oyster.

Ambience was bad & service was poor. Could not find a reason to go back.

If you're willing to go out of West Vancouver to try authentic Chiu Chow food, try Chiu Yuet instead - a similar-size restaurant but much cleaner & tidier, food tasted great with NO MSG in ALL of their dishes, & excellent service too!

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Mangia E Bevi2222 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Nice Restaurant for Lunch
Submitted Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Today was the second time I went to Mangia E Bevi for lunch. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived at 13:30. We were seated at a nice table by the window. Our server was cheerful & attentive. My friend & I ordered a Pannini & a Pasta to share. Food was of exceptional quality. We tried the pasta first. By the time we ate the Pannini, it turned a bit soggy but the taste was very good - probably not the restaurant's fault. Our only complain was the bread was a bit too salty. Overall ambience was good. Parking was easy. Will visit again.

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Ocean Club, The100 Park Royal, #105, West Vancouver
Nice Restaurant
Submitted Saturday, May 5, 2007 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

My husband & I visited the restaurant when our son had a sleep-over at his friend's house (the restaurant does not welcome minors). We took advantage of the open-table 1,000 bonus pts offer and dined early at 5:30 p.m. The restaurant was quite empty with only 2 - 3 tables occupied. Ambiance was nice & service was great. Drink selection was good, esp. to "designated drivers" like me. Appetizers were tasty (frozen oysters & mussels), main dishes were okay (Ahi tuna & sockeye salmon), but dessert was of exceptional quality (chocolate mousse). Total bill came to C$125 + tips, though expensive but we enjoyed it very much.

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