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madddskillzBurnabySince September 26, 200557 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Have to give this place props
Submitted Monday, June 29, 2009 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

Haven't written a review on here in a while. But this place is fantastic! Great service and food. I went here twice in two weeks! And in a city with so many great eats that's lots!

Everything on their menu is very good. Try the onion tart and the steak tartare. The Charcuterie plate is also very good!

I think we've tried all of the main dishes and they're all quite tasty. I *think* on sunday they had Ribs as their plate of the day and that was very good. The chicken is great too, very moist and a decent sized serving.

And I found this wine, Hartenburger '05 Pinot Gris (Alsace), quite refreshing and sweet for a hot summers day.

It's a great addition to Davie St.

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Kisha Poppo Japanese Restaurant11660 Steveston Highway, #1060, Richmond
so horrible!
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2008 - 5:28pm [Dine in]

okay, so I was watching the dark knight premiere this summer. We were waiting for the movie to begin when we heard this guy behind us raving about kisha popo saying that after he had eaten here he couldn't eat anywhere else. He was saying it that THAT good.

So, for lunch one day I decided to pop into this place, off this random stranger's recommendations. And low and behold... it was HORRIBLE.

Honestly, I've never had such poor quality japanese food in Vancouver. Pretty much ANY place you walk into will be atleast not bad. But oh no... was I mistaken.

I ordered Go Mae, and it was drenched in water like it had been soaking for days. I normally am a big fan of the dish... I ordered 2 in fact, but didn't even finish one. I also order ebi sunomono. For one... there was no shrimp in it.. and secondly, it was very very vinagery tasting. On top of that, the tuna and salmon were very very poor quality. The tuna smelt fishy in fact... a clear indication of old fish. And it was very soft and squishy. Ugh.

Needless to say I will never return. Not even if someone gave me money to dine here.

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Room Eighteen2042 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
Pleasantly surprised
Submitted Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

Went here for brunch last weekend and was pleasantly surprised. We were headed off to Sophie's for brunch initially, but saw that it was closed for renovations. We randomly spotted that this place was serving breakfast/brunch, from it's sign hanging outside and decided to stop by.

When we entered the place was deeeaaddd empty, which is never a good sign. But as it turns out the food they were serving was pretty good. My gf had the eggs benny and I had the french toast, and both had good presentation and flavor.

Have no idea what dinner is like here, but after eating brunch here, would definitely like to check it out.

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Chow3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
Highly recommended
Submitted Tuesday, November 20, 2007 - 1:56pm [Dine in]

Chow is great! Stopped by late monday night for dinner for 2. The space is cozy and simple. Has a sort of warm industrial feel. Service was great, the waitress was very attentive and friendly.

Food was fantastic. My date started with the roasted portabelle tart, which was really good. The mushrooms were served atop a flaky grilled sourdough baguette. If you go... u must order this! I had the sauteed organic mushrooms, which featured a nice mixure of different types of mushrooms. Just realized now that they mixed our orders up and I got the slightly less good tasting one :( oh well.

For mains I had the "Sloping Hill Farm" organic pork... which is really great. I would recommend ordering this. The Pork is very tender and succulent, and it's served atop a sweet and sour tomato chutney, which compliments the pork really well. My date had the pan-roasted arctic char, which was quite good as well. The fish had a good texture and wasn't too dry or anything, and the manila clam and mussel salad and the olive oil crusted potatoes served with it were pretty tasty.

Haha and to add to that we also spotted Rob Feenie dining here. I'm gonna give this place a 5 because I'm quite impressed with it. Chow has the innovation and quality of a much more expensive restaurant.

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Bistro Pastis2153 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
unimpressed
Submitted Monday, November 5, 2007 - 2:20pm [Dine in]

Saw that this place got good reviews on dinehere and decided to check it out last weekend. And overall I wasn't very impressed with the place...

The service wasn't bad per se... but it certainly wasn't very good. Our waiter seemed kinda out of it and like he didn't really care. We saw a couple stand at the front of the restaurant for atleast five full minutes before the hostess or anyone at all even noticed them... and then when they finally did, the hostest just pointed them to a table.

The food fell short as well. I had the tomato tarte to start, which was probably the best dish we had here. It was good, except a little heavy on the goat cheese. My date had the foie gras, which seemed overcooked. It was served ontop of something else as well... which wasn't very good and drowned out the flavor of the foie gras. For my main course I had the lamb shank, which was too rich and saucy. My date had the orange duck... and it was nothing to write home about. I would rate them between a C+/B- level... I was staving and I only ate half of my dish.

With so many other choices in the city and even on West 4th alone, next time I'll be spending my money elsewhere.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
I used to like this place...
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 2:25am [Dine in]

Went here a couple years back and remembered having a good time, with good bread and good food. Came back last week, and the bread was not the best... and the food was lacking. We ordered the satay platter to start, and while tasting decent... all of the satays were very cooold. I had the halibut and it was pretty rough and chewy..

Another point is the dishes seemed very unimaginative.. as me and my date had ordered two very seeming different plates.. yet they came plated exactly the same way, with only the fish being different. For some reason, I don't mind it when that happens at Horizons.. but it just bugs me to see it here... esp when the food doesn't taste good.

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Salt Tasting Room45 Blood Alley, Vancouver
very interesting
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 2:18am [Dine in]

I knew it was in an alley... but I was sort of picturing some sort of historical "alley", small street thing, that used to be a shady alley... but I was wrong. It still is very much a shady alley and if you're going there for the first time you might wonder if you're going down the right alley. Just look up for the sign posted up high...

Fortunately everything is already precooked and doesn't require alot of preparation... so you don't have to worry too much about.. the rats in front of the place!

On a positive note, they do seem to have a decent selection of wine. I'm not a big wino.. but I was adequately satisfied with what they had and the server was helpful in recommending bottles.

This place is very innovative.. but I don't think I'm going to be walking down that dark alley again... for a while atleast.

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Sophie's Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Still good
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 2:08am [Dine in]

Everyone seems to hate this place on here! Haha. I've been here four or five times and have always had a good experience. It's not too shabby for dinner either... and really cheap!

And it's definitely leaps and bounds better than ihop, whoever said that down there.

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill1833 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
how yakitori should be
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 1:50am [Dine in]

everything tastes good and is hot! You can order to your hearts desire and it never ends up costing too much. Most of the desserts are under $2!

Favorites included whatever the first one in the yakitori section is, and the cheese and tomato one.

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Saltlik1032 Alberni St, Vancouver
Looks fantastic from the outside...
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 1:36am [Dine in]

From the outside it looks like it costs an arm and a leg to eat here.. but the food here is quite standard. I agree with the person below who said that it looks like they spent all they had on decor. It really is pretty amazing. The food here is somewhere on par with the quality or earls or a similar place... acceptable.. but not spectacular. Service is quite good here. Overall had a pretty good time.. having a pretty average meal, in a "balleresque" setting.

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Goldfish Pacific Kitchen1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
I'll go against the grain...
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 1:29am [Dine in]

I actually quite enjoyed goldfish. The ambiance is a little off with the TV's... is it a high end restaurant or is it a sports bar?? And it seems like it's half-asian fusion... but they didn't want to go all the way.

Service was decent.. not much to say about that.

But in terms of food, everything was pretty good. The black cod was very smooth and had good flavor. I likedit alot.. except the portion was tinnyyy. I think my date had the trout.. or something similar, and it was quite good as well. We also liked the hand cut chips and the prawns on sugarcanes. I will agree with everyone else that it was quite pricey for what you get..

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
Hrm..
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 1:09am [Dine in]

A re-review from my first review (first on page :) )... Went back for my second time.. two years later. and found it to be pretty terrible. None of the "innovative" rolls did anything for me... we ordered 4 different ones.. and they were all constructed the same way and tasted indistinguishable. In a city filled with so many Japanese restaurants, they have to do a bit better than that if they want to be different yet good at the same time. Overall was pretty disappointed.

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
it's good
Submitted Friday, April 20, 2007 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

Food here is pretty standard, not very unique or anything. Place is small and there are always long waits. I really wasn't expecting much, despite all the hype, and after waiting in line and looking at the menu, I wasn't impressed.

But the place really is very good. After a while of eating poor/average quality japanese food, you get conditioned to expect it a certain way, but when you receive the same food prepared right, with quality ingredients, it's just so good!

It definitely wasn't very expensive either. It's you haven't tried it, give it a shot. Altho.. I was there during the nucks game, 8:30, on a thursday, when the streets were empty, and still had to wait 20 minutes..

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Great place to chill with that special someone
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 12:57am [Dine in]

great date spot when u sit on the cushions. It's fun because u get to sit on the same side of the table!... haha anyways the ambiance isn't nice looking, it's just like a nice place to chill and relax with your date. Had the platter, the one that wasn't the all meat one and the one that wasn't the all vegitarian one... Salad was very fresh, hummus and bread were excellent. And the platter was great too. We finished it all. Overall a pretty good experience. I sorta had high expectations too for it, and wasn't really disappointed.. which is a really really good thing!

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Yuji's Japanese Tapas2059 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
quite good
Submitted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 5:17am [Dine in]

went in here with not too much expectations. When we stepped in the place smelled a little like paint thinner which put a damper on the experience... however looking past that the food was quite good. The bill turned out to be quite expensive however, compared to typical meals at guu/gyoza king.. but most items on the menu are about 8.50 on average.. which I thought was on par with those other places.. but might not be (?). It could be the case we just happened to order more expensive items.

Anyways, to the food. Was very good, nice presentation and flavors. Salmon sashimi was a rip off at 12.50 for five pieces of salmon, but was good. Tuna tataki and beef tataki had a little bit of a spicey taste to them.. but were alright. I was a big fan of the maguru trio.. and the maguru crepes. Wasabi Salman and Tuna sushi tempuras were innovative and quite good as well.

Overall, it was pretty decent.. however, I think I prefer the others. I would however definitely return in the future.

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Fujiya912 Clark Drive, Vancouver
I love fujiya
Submitted Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 5:09am [Dine in]

I always stop by whenever I'm in the area for a quick bite... it's soo convenient and soo good!

Being a supermarket however, the ambiance is of course very bad... the service.. um.. is typical supermarket.. but the food is good! Great for buying japanese foods and raw fish too.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Outstanding
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 1:14am [Dine in]

big fan of this place. Usuaully when places are designed with the location in mind first, the food and everything else falls a little short. But I think this place is great. Food has always been good, great service, always have a nice time.

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Capone's Restaurant & Live Jazz Club1141 Hamilton St., Vancouver
Great!
Submitted Friday, January 19, 2007 - 1:12am [Dine in]

I was pretty surprised. Wasn't really expecting much, but I was pretty impressed with the place. Had great service, pretty decent food (we all got pasta), and of course great music. Hrm... I guess the only thing I didn't like was the seating, which was a bit cramped. But other than that it's good... i'd definitely go back.

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Hennessey Dining Lounge53 West Broadway, Vancouver
Not so good
Submitted Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

Went here for a friend's birthday a little while ago. The serivce is great, room is nice (although really akward when empty), but the food is just soooo bad! We came in with low expectations too... but we didn't expect it to be so bad... salmon was very very dry.. scallops were dead cold and had a weird texture, salads had no dressing (???), burgers were sooo horrible (I could george foreman something 1000x better), and fries were stiff and cold.. Um on the lighter side, the place does have a nice selection of drinks tho.. So maybe only worth checking out if dining is not your primary objective.

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
meh...
Submitted Saturday, December 23, 2006 - 5:50pm [Dine in]

Went here the other night for a friend's birthday. There were virtually no servers to be seen and when u finally got the attention of one they sorta had a "not my table, not my problem attitude". Food was decent, I liked the variety, although nothing really shone. Mostly just average at best stuff. The ambiance is pretty good... but the lack of service just killed it for me. If you haven't been before.. it might be worth checking out, I may have went on an off night... but it's really nothing special.

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