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marinedrcity hall, vancouverSince January 22, 200729 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2 (1.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

Reviews

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Golden Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant705 West Broadway, Vancouver
Mediocre and way too salty
Submitted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:04am [Dine in]

Brought a group of 5 friends based on reviews on this site. I was embarassed as no one really enjoyed their food and we all love Chinese food. Even the plain white rice was overcooked and too wet. The spicy green beans were almost black in colour and way too salty and oily. Won't be back.

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Golden Great Wall Szechuan Restaurant705 West Broadway, Vancouver
Mediocre and way too salty
Submitted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 11:04am [Dine in]

Brought a group of 5 friends based on reviews on this site. I was embarassed as no one really enjoyed their food and we all love Chinese food. Even the plain white rice was overcooked and too wet. The spicy green beans were almost black in colour and way too salty and oily. Won't be back.

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Won't be rushing back
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

Live down the street and took three friends for brunch today. We all had variations of their burger. The buns were way too big for the little puck of a patty and were half stale. The patty itself had a very strange texture; seemed to have a lot of filler and was pale in color. The fries were quite greasy and on the soggy side; not terrible but not worth all the calories either. No one really commented that they enjoyed their food; I was being treated so I kept my trap shut! I'm not really a fan of Earl's but their beef burger is far superior; nice and big and tastes just like a homeade burger like you would make at home. The drinks are expensive here also; lots of people sopping back the pricey ales. I had a single vodka and soda and it was $6.50 plus all the taxes; I find that kind of steep.

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Hideout Cafe716 Carnarvon St, New Westminster
Overpriced for lunch
Submitted Thursday, July 9, 2009 - 12:12pm [Dine in]

Had the Thai Chicken wrap which is pre-made and sitting in a display cooler. It comes with nothing and was $9.70 with a can of Coke. It wasn't that great; wouldn't rush back. After they heated it up, the tortilla wrapper was quite greasy. Also hardly any chicken in it; definitely overpriced and not good value.

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Three Lions Cafe1 East Broadway, #1, Vancouver
NIce room; didn't care for the brunch menu
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 5:31pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch on Saturday with a friend and only the brunch menu was available. We both had trouble selecting something as it was pretty limited and nothing really appealed. The room is very comfortable and they did a nice job decorating it. My friend had the cheese omelette. It came with some hashbrowns which she said were meh.. An accompanying side salad was inedible. The salad was bagged greens all wilted and soggy with nothing interesting added to the mix. I had the pulled bison burger; it was just OK; kinda like a burger but instead of the usual patty it was a dollop of stew/pulled bison meat. The fries however were outstanding. Will go back but not for brunch. The English breakfast is $12.50 and the only other burger option, a lamb burger is $15.00; a bit pricey for brunch.

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Edge Cafe, The2450 Yukon St, Vancouver
Edge burger was a disappointment
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 7:53pm [Dine in]

Went for bruch last Saturday after a long absence. I used to love their Edge burger but it wasn't nearly as good as I remembered it. The burger itself seemed smaller and had more filler in it. The foccacio bun was way too big and wasn't fresh; it must have been day old. What a chore trying to eat this massive half stale bun that was too big for the patty. Also the fries used to be excellent and home cut fresh potatoes and these ones were the frozen regular cut kind. My companions enjoyed their breakfasts but we noticed the basic breakfasts had all gone up by $2.

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Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
Cobb Salad so not worth $16!
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 7:45pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch on Saturday and had the Cobb Salad which was pretty mediocre; definitely not worth $16. We had to wait for a table in the poorly designed cramped entrance and the staff were all stressed and there was a strange tense vibe amongst the staff after a busy brunch period. They obviously have a loyal clientelle on Main Street but I didn't enjoy it and won't be back. I couldn't wait to get out of there. I could make a much better salad at home at a fraction of the cost. They need to update their website as the Cobb Salad is listed as $12 not $16; quite the price increase! If only my salary would increase like their prices!

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Kingston Taphouse & Grille755 Richards Street, Vancouver
Over hyped!
Submitted Monday, November 10, 2008 - 11:52am [Dine in]

I read quite a few glowing reviews like the previous one raving about the place and went with a group after a film for a bite. We all ordered the burger platters. The kitchen screwed up (and the restaurant was dead at the time) and we all got fully loaded burgers which we didn't want. That aside, the burger patty itself was kind of skimpy and a bit overcooked. It was just OK; definitely have had much better for the price. I don't think I'd bother rushing back.

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Didn't do much for me
Submitted Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

Went with a couple of friends for lunch today. I had the Beef Bourguignon and was pretty dissapointed. There were only tiny little bits of beef and lots and lots of carrots and a few pearl onions. It was mostly all carrots. For $16 you expect something better. The sauce was just OK. Other friend is a vegetarian and she had the Ratatouille which she said was just OK; kinda whatever. Some of these recent glowing reviews about the Burgoo on Main St. look like they were planted by the restaurants staff or management to balance out all the negative reviews. I reckon the original Burgoo on West 10th is better.

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Santali Souvlaki House7870 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
I prefer freshly cooked food
Submitted Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:41pm [Dine in]

Went with a group on a weeknight when it was pretty quiet. The restaurant is pretty nice as far as Greek restaurants go. The service was fine and the portions aren't bad. I had the Kleftiko (lamb shoulder). It was a decent portion but wasn't freshly cooked. It had simply been reheated and it wasn't heated right through. There was a lot of fat in it (it was stone cold and put me off) and it was unappealing because it was not freshly cooked. One who expect something a bit better for $16. Maybe they should just offer it on the weekends if they can't cook it fresh to order.

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Sunny Spot Cafe2543 Main Street, Vancouver
I agree with the last reviewer
Submitted Friday, September 5, 2008 - 3:13pm [Dine in]

I went there on a holiday Monday with a friend and you can't beat the price for a basic breakfast. We were sat at the table closest to the washroom and kitchen and I could see the wait staff at work. In the area where they make up smoothies and shakes there were these totally rotten black bananas and the girl was squeezing it out of the banana and it looked really vile. There were these partially squeezed black bananas laying out waiting for the next smoothie order. A breakfast omelet order was incorrect and the waitress was touching all the food with her hands and slopping it on to another plate after handling money. You'll get a cheap bite but I really don't think its a very clean place. Its has a pretty grimy look all around.

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Cactus Club Cafe575 West Broadway, Vancouver
Not relaxing or that great
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2008 - 10:25am [Dine in]

Went for a late lunch on Saturday with a friend around 2 PM. The place wasn't busy but we had to wait in the lobby for almost 10 minutes so they could clean a table on the back patio. When we finally got seated the waitress was AWOL; we later learned someone had spilled a full drink on her. Anyways the host ended up taking our order but throughout the meal the service was scattered and it totally wasn't a relaxing lunch. My friend had to wait about 15 minutes for a coffee refill; apparently they were brewing a fresh pot. How could you run out of coffee in such a large restaurant. And then once the coffee finally came it was another long wait for more cream. I had a soggy Cajun burger and the waitress made no mention of an extra charge if you opted for a salad instead of fries. Anyways it was a bit of a fiasco; won't be rushing back anytime soon.

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Dutch Wooden Shoe Cafe3292 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Didn't do much for me
Submitted Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

Went with a couple of friends on a Sunday. Guess I totally ordered the wrong thing; it was a Dutch pannoek with bavarian sausage. When it came out it was a giant pancake with the bavarian sausage finely chopped and cooked into the pancake. It was really sad sausage; it tasted like a cheap hot dog not at all quality sausage. There was a fried egg on top and that was it. It was one the strangest breakfasts; didn't enjoy it at all. My two companions fared better.

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Yogen Fruz4700 Kingsway, #1213, Burnaby
Why all the raves!
Submitted Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 9:54am [Dine in]

I was very much looking forward to trying it. I just had a chocolate yogurt not the yogurt blended with frozen fruit. The guy got out what looked like two frozen fudgicles without the sticks and ran them through this big machine. There was lots of labour involved and spraying water. The end result was a long tube of frozen chocolate yogurt in my cup that was very very hard and stiff. I didn't enjoy it as it was not soft at all and freezing cold. Guess I had the wrong thing. As for ambiance there is not even anywhere to sit and eat your purchase as its in the middlle of the mall not the food court. And to the person in the review that says they are trying to lose weight and has Yogun Fruz 3 times a week; good luck as your doomed to failure with this approach to weight loss. You need to permanently change your eating habits.

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White Spot2850 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Underwhelmed; not good value
Submitted Friday, August 8, 2008 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

Went for lunch with a friend and had the grilled chicken burger and fries. The chicken breast in the burger was so skimpy; more like a large slice of chicken rather than a breast. Really a soggy burger with too much sauce and hardly any chicken. The fries were a little undercooked so were soggy and not served hot enough. By the time you have a coffee and leave a little tip its about $14.50 for lunch. Really not what I would consider a good value for lunch. The service was just OK; usually the service at this location is quite good though.

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Trattoria Italian Kitchen1850 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
I won't rush back anytime soon
Submitted Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

Went with two friends and we shared the pasta sampler platter for three. I think we should have ordered individual pasta dishes because they were about the same price and probably would have been better. The pasta platter wasn't hot enough and nothing on the platter stood out or was really outstanding. There was no salt or pepper to be seen and we had to battle to get our waitresses attention even though it was late afternoon and it wasn't busy yet. We finally got some salt but the giant rock of salt and the rasp was really over the top; pretty preposterous. I have to say I'm so sorry I didn't go to Rocky Mountain Flatbread instead; I love their salads and the pizzas are good also.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Really expensive and not that good
Submitted Sunday, August 3, 2008 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

Went with a large group on Saturday evening. Our poker faced waitress didn't seem happy because our party got bigger and we needed to be moved to a larger table. The wine markup is really steep and the decor has become really tired. Its so 80s; time for freshening up. The men's washroom also needed attention. The food itself is really pricey. The salads are at least $13 and the caesar salad was room temperature and had no zing to it; just a heavy flat tasting dresssing. The rack of lamb is $46 and the portion isn't even that generous. The steak I had was $33 and was fine but he garlic mashed potatoes )which you have to pay extra for) reminded me of those Swanson frozen dinner mashed potatoes I ate as a child. The asparagus which was also an extra charge and was really overcooked. All-in-all totally not worth what they charge. I haven't been there in quite a few years but I recall the pizza was around $15 or $16 and now its $23 or $24; quite a steep increase for a pizza for one person.

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Burgoo4434 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Where's the beef?
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 5:42pm [Dine in]

Went with a couple of friends for lunch today. I had the Beef Bourguignon and was pretty dissapointed. There were only tiny little bits of beef and lots and lots of carrots and a few pearl onion. It was mostly all carrots. For $16 you expect something a bit better. The sauce was just OK. One friend had the Irish Stew which she enjoyed; wish I had ordered that instead. Other friend is a vegetarian and she had the Ratatouille which she said was just OK. Probably wouldn't rush back.

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Splitz Grill4242 Main Street, Vancouver
Some unfair reveiews
Submitted Thursday, May 8, 2008 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

I've been times and enjoyed it each time. And the fries are wicked. Always fresh potatoes freshly cooked and plenty of them. My only complaint is they don't melt the cheese on your burger. Its shredded cheese and they just put it on your bun. A real cheeseburger needs the cheese to be melted. Other than that its really a good place for an inexpensive bite.

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Caffe de Medici1025 Robson St, 109, Vancouver
Just OK
Submitted Friday, May 2, 2008 - 9:08pm [Dine in]

Had to add a little balance to all those glowing reviews. I went over Christmas for lunch with a friend. It was her treat and its really quite an expensive menu. The decor is pretty tired; it had an 80's feel to it; time to freshen it up. I had the lobster bisque which I didn't care for. I hadn't had it before so can't rate it fairly; just tried one tablespoon and really didn't like the taste. A waste of $13. For a lunch main I had the Spaghetti con Granchio (with crab in the pasta) which was pretty good but very pricey at $23 for lunchtime. The service was fine but I won't be returning; just not that impressed.

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