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luyendaoEast Van, VancouverSince June 25, 200728 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
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Romer's Burger Bar1873 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Impressive burgers and place to hangout
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

Burgers were really top notch, if I were to compare to a Cactus Club or Red Robin's it's definitely different. They use a really nice bun (Brioche), the burger meat is Angus and a tad rare on the inside.

You have to order sides separately, and a burger will run you 10-11$, a basket of sea salt fries is 4$ and is very large so can feed 2 people. The draft beer was cold and very fresh tasting (had the Red Truck lager).

2 burgers, half a pitcher, 2 baskets of fries cost us 45$ not including tip, so it's definitely cheap eats.

The waitresses were super friendly (had our 3 year old with us so that didn't hurt) and checked on us every 5 mins or so. The place is clean, with plenty of banquets for groups a couple or groups of people. Definitely a guy's hangout place with all the LCD TVs on the walls but a good place to go out too.

Definitely go back again every now and then.

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Bells Bistro and Catering20381 62nd Avenue, #703, Langley
A jewel in Langley
Submitted Friday, November 25, 2011 - 2:42pm [Dine in]

I started working out in Langley a few weeks ago in a commercial / industrial area. I didn't expect to find a bistro around the corner that literally has the best soup i've ever had. As i write this review i just had their Brocoli and Four Cheese soup and it's just mind-blowing.

I've had their BLT and today having the Reuben, and there's just that something extra (not to mention the sheer lovability of the owner and cook Dave)...but the food is up there with any fine dining food i've been to and that's saying a lot.

Their main business is catering and during the day husband wife run this bistro, it's a cozy little place but virtually in the middle of nowhere and tucked far away from downtown Langley. If you're ever out in this area stop and try out their sandwiches and soup, it's out of this world. Down-to-earth comfort food.

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Da Rae Korean Restaurant3510 Kingsway, Vancouver
Food is good, just don't stare at the carpet
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

Been here a few times over the years, the food has always been decent, we'd usually get the Ja-Jang Myun and a few other dishes for dinner. So the food is good, no complaints and usually staffed with one waitress, but for a small place that's fine.

My only pet peeve about this place is the carpets are brown, worn out and really really dirty. I'm picky about the cleanliness of a restaurant, if you're going to charge people for food, clean the place up at least. So if you can look past that (because you will need to), the food and service are solid.

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Cho Sun Korean Restaurant3486 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Hit and miss
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

I've read the reviews here and will contribute my 2 cents having gone to Cho Sun around two dozen times over the last 5 years or so with my wife who's Korean.

The food is generally very good and reliable, we've had the BBQ it yourself meat plates, the lunch specials, hot pots, the sushi, everything is well prepared generally speaking.

Most of the time the service is good and prompt, there are days when they are under-staffed, and it gets really busy. On those days it does pay to know the Korean way of doing things, which is to make yourself noticed, but in a polite way. We've never had a rude waiter but sometimes the service has been slow on those busy days.

In general, this is a solid place to go for Korean food, and it's always fun to BBQ your own meats. Although i'd recommend that you hit the showers afterwards, because their shiny ventilation systems don't seem to work well or at all.

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Sushiyama371 East Broadway, Vancouver
Depends what you consider 'Sushi'
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

I'm not talking about Tojos, or the other end which would be food-court sushi in cellophane containers, most Sushi restaurants seem to fall somewhere in the middle, and Sushiyama is one of those places. I've frequented this restaurant on and off for the last 4-5 years, my last visit was a bit disappointing.

A few things - as I age, i become a bit more particular about my environments, i had a clear view of the kitchen and where the sushi chefs outside worked, and i was a bit disgusted by how dirty the floors were. Dirty floors usually lead to other things.

The sushi is average, but decently priced, my friend had the sashimi plate which came in these supersized pieces, some people might like that, but to me that's not real sashimi. The use of farmed salmon (it's dyed!) also really turns me off.

While I might come across picky, i've been to places that are in the same price range that deliver higher quality sushi, in a cleaner environment. So don't expect too much when you go there.

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen1850 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
"Meh" kind of sums it up
Submitted Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

My wife and here for dinner, it was one of the few times we went out without our 2 year old son, so going out on a romantic dinner is done with a certain degree of appreciation. Trattoria is one of those places you hear about, and think I have to try, and so we did.

We sat outside because it was full (despite the Vancouver Canucks game), the service overall was good and prompt. I had the carbonnara and my wife had the spaghetti and meatballs, both were good, solid dishes.

And that was that - i guess when you go to a well known place like Trattoria you expect more, especially with higher than average prices, but what you get is decent food, good service and a larger bill than usual. Nothing really stood out for me.

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Green Lemongrass1086 Kingsway, Vancouver
Very good, but cooking times need to improve
Submitted Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 9:56am [Dine in]

A little background, I'm a Vietnamese guy, my family and I eat at Song Huong and Hai Phong regularly, both are solid restaurants with similar qualities; food is varied and good, service is generally fast and cooking times are fast, prices cheap.

Now and again you need a change, so the whole family including parents, brother and his family went to Lemongrass on Kingsway. The decor is typical, the service friendly, we ordered 5 dishes varying from Com Suon (Rice and Pork cutlet) to Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake with seafood inside), beers and a few other drinks.

This was on Friday night and it was quite busy.

The food was excellent, take great home-made style vietnamese food and stick it into a restaurant, i was quite surprised by this. Here's the big "however"...the time it took for us to get our meals are was REALLY long, it took at least 30 mins for the main dishes to trickle in, 45 mins by the time the last person got her dish.

You might think, oh it's just a one-off, i really hope so - my dad went with a friend last week when the restaurant was almost empty and it still took 30 mins.

So just a heads up, give it a try but don't come starving like we did otherwise you won't have a chance to enjoy some above par vietnamese food.

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Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
A middle of the pack sushi joint
Submitted Friday, January 28, 2011 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

Kamei Royale has been a fixture on Burrard street for I don't know how long, it's a bit pricier than most Sushi joints, but it's a nice and cozy place Downtown to go out with family, friends or on a date. Note that you can only get big tables by the windows.

I've been here about 10 times, and the Sushi is solid, their fusion rolls are quite good, their Nigiri sushi isn't the best around, but everything on the menu is pretty solid. I've always had good service, especially when going with large groups, seem to get more attention/service that way.

A good place to go out for dinner, and if you're daring you can hit the Karaoke joint Fantacity up the street at Alberni and Thurlow!

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Samurai Sushi on Fraser6428 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Fast Food Sushi
Submitted Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

If you want to eat over-sized sushi, of questionable freshness, served on cafeteria trays, then you'll like this place. My 2 cents, is you can find at least a dozen other sushi places within 15 minutes, that offers fresher fish, and an experience more aligned with what sushi is all about.

That's my personal take of course, if you're super hungry, then this place might fit the bill, but it's not a food experience by any stretch.

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Excellent casual french
Submitted Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 10:12am [Dine in]

My wife and I went here for her birthday, we didn't want to spend too much money nor did we want to go to a too casual of a place (i.e. milestones or cactus club)

We were very pleasantly surprised, we showed up quite early around 6:30pm on Saturday and got a table, the staff were very friendly and the place was very nicely decorated. It used to be a fish and chips joint on Davie, but they've converted the small space into a cozy setting.

I ordered the steak and fries, and my wife got the german sausages w/sauwekraut and mashed potatoes, and we shared the mussels in a light cream sauce w/salad. All the dishes were affordable and were very tasty, not too rich. The fries that came with the steak were a bit too salty to my taste. Every meal comes with french and fennel bread with a chicken rillette and whipped butter.

Including a newcastle ale, our bill came out to 75$ including a tip. It's a great addition to David, and the whole time we were there, there was a line-up. The place is small, but it's not cramped.

It's a nice place to dine out without breaking the bank.

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Come for the drinks, stay for the drinks
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 12:47pm [Dine in]

Havana is an icon on the drive, it certainly isn't because of the food though - some of the dishes are decent value, especially lunch-time, but you'll find much better food on the drive or anywhere in town for the same value.

The patio is great, and the drinks are really good, it's a great place to hang out, and for some reason you feel like this is what the Drive "feels like" and is all about.

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Cafe Deux Soleils2096 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Needs a bit more attention
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Had breakfast here with a friend after realizing Havana on the drive doesn't open till 11am.

The staff there was friendly, and all the food is vegetarian, the food was decent, but not great. I had the eggs, hashbrowns (was really potatoes), and toast (it came with margarine it seemed).

I love small businesses on the drive, especially diners, but this place, like many other diners was a tad on the dirty side, especially the coffee mugs.

The two young folk who worked there were nice, but probably didn't have much invested in the cafe.

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Phat1055 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Good smoked meat in Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

I come from Montreal, and nothing can ever come close to Schwartz or most Montreal smoked meat, and this place was no different. It's obvious they fly in the smoked meat, which is a good thing, but it's not the best grade smoked meat.

I did enjoy it, but if you get the "phat" sandwich, you have to pay more - not sure why, but it was good overall. I haven't had bad service from this place, but reading people's reviews here makes me a bit wary.

If you need to pick up up a sandwich for your smoked meat fix, this place is a good place.

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Salade de Fruits Cafe1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
A french gem in Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, November 23, 2008 - 12:05pm [Dine in]

This place was started by a french Chef named Antoine, and he's run it successfully for many many years, the food is always simple, fresh - nothing fancy, traditional and fusion french dishes that remind you of France if you've ever been there. The prices are very reasonable, the Moules + Frites (Mussels and Fries, really a portion for 2 is 14$, a bucket of mussels and a big dish of excellent fries).

At dinner time they have excellent course meals, for about 25$ - the waiters all speak french, the building is kind of a "french quarter", so it's authentic as you can get in Vancouver.

Simply put, this place is known by word of mouth, but it's always packed for lunch and dinner, just an excellent bistro.

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Dona Cata Mexican Foods5076 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Authentic Mexican on Victoria Drive
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 1:18pm [Dine in]

It's a good sign when many clientele are Mexican (or south American, sorry i can't be sure), and many Mexican friends rave about this place. So I thought i'd try it: it's definitely run by a family, and the food is home-style mexican food.

At first it might seem a bit pricier than your "American-Mexican" food, but the portions are very filling, and you'll discover that there subtleties to Mexican cooking. All these years of eating instant-tacos I think have destroyed our taste buds for real Mexican cooking.

The service was friendly, but above all the food was authentic, i'd definitely recommend the steak that goes in a pita, for 11$ I think it was, it was a delicious meal.

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Cafe S'il Vous Plait500 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good home style comfort food
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 1:14pm [Dine in]

The rating system doesn't do justice to small places like these, a 3 star rating sounds bad, but this place is quite nice on certain days when you want some hearty comfort food.

The last time i went here, i had the sheperd's pie, you won't walk away blown away by the decor or the service, it's the kind of place you'll find yourself having regular lunches at.

A friendly place, definitely worth checking out when you want some good home cooked food.

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Western Lake Chinese Seafood Restaurant4989 Victoria Dr., Vancouver
Very good chinese food
Submitted Friday, September 19, 2008 - 8:10pm [Dine in]

I've been here a number of times, I live around the block and have tried all the chinese restaurants in the area, as well as the big ones in the city like Sun Sui Wah.

This place is good, yes it's a bit crowded, but the food is excellent, and I find it less greasy than most cantonese joints. It's a good place for large groups.

The dim sum is above average, it's a better place to bring a large group for dinner.

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Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Best vietnamese family restaurant in town
Submitted Friday, July 11, 2008 - 7:01pm [Dine in]

Song Huong (not Houng) is an excellent restaurant where many vietnamese people bring their families. The large Pho (there are about 12 varieties) is 7$ for a large bowl. Not only is it very good, but it's consistently good -

I've been to Song Huong about 50 times over the past several years, and it's always been good. The Pho, Bun Bo Hue (spicy middle-part of Vietnam dish), Bun Thit Nuong (vermicelli and grilled skewers) and the rice dishes are all top-notch.

They recently opened another one on 1st/Nanaimo, which features Bo Bai Mon (7 kinds of beef), which is comparable to Korean BBQ, which is to say, very tasty!

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Kam's Place1043 Davie Street, Vancouver
Not as good as it used to be...
Submitted Friday, July 11, 2008 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

After all these years you can still find the 50% off entree coupon in the Georgia Straight newspaper, which isn't always a good sign. Over the years the food has become less authentic, even though the portions are of good sizes, and the service is good.

Considering it's almost a land-mark on Davie street, this place hasn't done much to improve itself over the last few years.

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Nancy Wonton House5257 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
Very good Cantonese food
Submitted Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

This place is just around the block for me, and it's a real gem, because it's affordable, and the food is always good. The Shui Kau dumplings and regular Won Tons are great, with lots of filling. Other great dishes are the Chow Mein, sweet and sour pork or chicken, fried rice, and fish congees.

The waitresses are sometimes a bit curt but polite, and will warm up if you talk to them.

The place is clean, and there's no indication that they use too much MSG, and it's open till 1am, and usually frequented by families.

Overall a great place to stop for Cantonese food.

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