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luvs2dineVancouverSince August 3, 200610 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Qoola1116 Denman Street, Vancouver
A healthy and hip alternative
Submitted Sunday, April 26, 2009 - 5:03pm [Dine in]

Food: Great frozen yogurt! Even if the yogurt was plain, I could eat that on its own. It's not sweet or over powering. It tastes very refreshing. The fresh fruit toppings are always a welcome addition.

Service: The staff are quite friendly and talkative. They take their time to explain how the Qoola experience goes. Questions and concerns are welcomed nicely.

Value: For a frozen yogurt place, yes it is a bit more than your average. Though if you compare it with other dessert places, really it's the same thing. Qoola offers that fresh and healthier alternative to some of the other local dessert places.

Ambiance: The deccor is very nice. It's well lit, always clean, modern styling, and cozy. I love how they use biodegradeable spoons and everything else is recyled materials. Some might find it annoying to sort your trash but I feel it's a nice change.

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White Spot7519 Market Crossing, Burnaby
Where the service is as great as the food
Submitted Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 11:55am [Dine in]

Food - Can't really complain about the food, it's always bang on. I had my usual White Spot Club on sourdough with sweet potato fries. The sandwich was prepared perfectly and the fries came out hot. My wife had her Toasted Shrimp Sandwich and that was also made perfectly.

Service - I was really impressed with the service that we received. Right when we came in, the hostesses greeted us right away and we were seated shortly. Our server was very helpful and attentive. Even with our 8 year old nephew, she was very attentive to him and didn't treat him like a know-nothing kid. Even with the floor manager, she was always making sure we were helped and we had everything we needed. As we ate, I noticed that most of the staff would communicate with each other. To me that shows that they are organized and actually care about customers. It shows that they display a good concept of teamwork, which proved to be effective.

Value - It's your usual prices for a buger plater and drinks. Quite affordable and the portions are well worth what you pay. Not to mention the quality of each item is also there.

Ambiance - With this particular location being a bit newer, it's quite nice there. It's not cramped or tihgt on space. Very nice lighting and atmosphere. It felt really cozy and comfortable. The washrooms were also clean and user friendly.

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Chop10251 St Edwards Dr, Richmond
An overrated version of The Keg
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 12:18am [Dine in]

Food - I had the seafood chowder to start my night. The soup came quickly and was served very warm to hot. The portion was just right as a starter and it was presented nicely. Taste wise, it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. It was okay, just that. I had a large size prime rib as my entree. Like another review mentioned, my prime rib was properly cut but it was very bland, tasteless and barely warm. The mashed potatos that accompanied my prime rib was nothing to get excited over either.

Service - The two hostesses at front were quite friendly, pretty and dressed nicely. Our server was quite attentative and explained everything to us. He was quick to resolve any requests we had and was easy to talk with. Towards the end of the night though, it seemed as if he was getting a bit impatient with our group. But he was appologetic when/if he missed something.

Value - The portions were decent for the price but could be better. I found the prices to be a bit much for what we got.

Ambiance - I understand the look and feel they're going for but it really doesn't work well. It was quite warm inside and the lights could be a notch brighter. Take that and combine it with your food and alcoholic beverages, you're set for a nap right after.

Overall - The experience was OKAY and I would probably try it again. I would need to have a really great second experience to even consider a third. Why drive out of my way when I can visit any Keg and come home quite satisfied.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
My dim sum spot
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 5:05pm [Dine in]

Food - A lot better than most of the other dim sum places in the city. Obviously it's greasy but at the same time, it doesn't have that "nasty" taste. All their steamed dishes are really good and of course you have to try the salty chicken on rice.

Service - There are always lots of carts and servers going around. It's not very hard to hail down someone if you need water or more tea.

Value - Definitely one of the better places when it comes to dollar to food ratio. I'm usually there with a group of 4-6 people and usually it's only $10ish per person.

Ambience - It's always clean and organized. The newer updates to the restaurants a few years back really made a difference.

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Connor Butler2145 Granville St, Vancouver
Fine dining indeed
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

Food - Amazing, absolutely amazing. I have had quite a some of his dishes like the lobster bisque, yellowtail, and the filet mignon. All were very tasty and exceeded my expectations.

Service - The serving staff is always friendly and chatty. They are quite attentive with what you want. The female server however, at times seems to lack information and knowledge on certain dishes on the menu.

Value - Of course with any fine dining establishment, the price you pay can be heavy. Though the food and overall experience here is well worth the price.

Ambience - The place is on the cozy side. Dim lit and the space isn't too big but neither small. The chinaware is also very nice and adds a nice touch.

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
Not the greatest
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 3:04pm [Dine in]

Food - Although the food is not that authentic, it's different and unique. Most of the items are tasty and the portions are okay.

Service - This is the biggest downfall of the place. Service? There is no such thing at this place. The servers can be rude at times and seem to be in their own little worlds. Even when the place is not busy the servers are really slow and not very attentive. You will need to have an endless amount of patience to get you through your meal.

Value - The prices I would say are around average. A few of the items are over priced for what you get.

Ambience - Hooray the place stands out! Probably one of the only things this place has going for them, besides the just-under-par quality food. Astro Boy, Godzilla, Elvis and so forth...fun times!

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Riz Sushi Bar & Catering2887 Broadway, Vancouver
Great little neighbourhood joint
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

Food - The quality and presentation is always excellent. The chefs seem to prepare the rolls with much care and don't rush. Definitely better than what you would expect by just looking at the place. They also serve bubble tea, which is a nice option to have.

Service - Their staff is always friendly and accomodating. Easy to talk with over the phone and in person.

Value - You can't go wrong with their prices. I have ordered one of their party trays numerous times and for the price, it feeds plenty of people. Even at their competitive prices, the quality is not comprimised.

Ambience - A small little place where you sort of don't expect it to be. The few times I have been there it was always clean and presentable.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Best for take-out
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

Food - The quality and taste is above average, especially compared to other take-out places.

Service - The ladies there are pretty straight forward when it comes to the phone. On the rare occassion I dine in, they aren't bad but you also can't expect perfection.

Value - Definitely a great place in terms of "bang for buck". Granted sashimi/nigiri pieces are traditionally not served that large. Coupled with their above par quality/taste, you can't really complain about the larger portions.

Ambience - Can't really say much for the ambience. It's a smaller place and I think that's why it's such a success.

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Kingyo871 Denman Street, Vancouver
The best in town
Submitted Friday, January 2, 2009 - 12:46pm [Dine in]

Food - In terms of taste and authenticity, I would say it's pretty bang on. There are 1-3 items that are not super fantastic, but that's a given anywhere. The selection is quite good, ranging from kobe beef to grilled saba and tan-tan noodles. The drink menu offers quite a few choices as well.

Service - They are always quite accomodating to their patrons. Usually you are always greeted right away, you are given a hot towel when you first sit, and they even make sure to open the door for you once you leave. The servers are quite friendly and can get quite out going given the right topic of conversation. Some people might say that some of the servers are lacking with their english abilities. I can understand how that's fraustrating for others, which is why I took off 1 point.

Value - It's an Izakaya place, let's not kid ourselves. You don't come to an Izakaya place and expect to pay $15-$20 /person. I don't see a problem with spending $50-$100, though others don't see it that way. The idea is to have 3-5 dishes, some drinks to compliment each dish, and share with your group. Simply put, it's a tapas place.

Ambience - I rather like the decor, despite some of the reviews here. The place is always clean, including the washrooms. We had talked to the floor manager about the decor the other night. He said the owner was the one who came up with the concept. Most of the ideas and design is something you would see in Japan.

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Kadoya Japanese1063 Davie Street, Vancouver
Knows how to roll
Submitted Thursday, August 3, 2006 - 3:22am [Dine in]

This place is great!!

They have such a nice selection of specialty rolls that are very tasty. The portions are very filling (I'm a bigger guy that loves to eat) and they are all reasonably priced. My fiance and I usually spend around $35 for the both of us and we're more than satisfied.

The service is quite good. At times they might over look you, but that's due to the place being so busy. All you need to do it get their attention and they are very attentive to your needs. The food comes out quick and the presentation of all the dishes are very pleasing.

The ambiance is also quite nice. It's a smaller type place but it's very cozy and welcoming. I love the multiple comment cards along the walls from many customers all over the world.

I highly recommend this place if you're seeking some tasty and unique Japanese cuisine.

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