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MellaVancouver (UBC)Since August 4, 20102 Reviews
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3 (2.8)
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Toko Restaurant223 W. 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Some of the best noodles, lovely surroundings, and great service
Submitted Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 12:12am [Dine in]

Love the food, the menu, the teas and the unfailingly cheerful, intelligent service. We had rice noodles with barbecued pork, egg plant with chili sauce, szechuan beans (dry), lettuce wrap with chicken, chowmein with prawn, and it was all wonderful-brought slowly, steaming hot, crunchy, and oh so good to the table. The server was careful to provide lots of napkins, explanations of dishes as requested-a suggestion or two about whether dry or sauced green beans would be like the ones someone in our party ate in Chengdu. and brought water with lemon frequently to counteract the hot day and spicy food. We lingered chatting for two hours. I would go back, and will, with a family party. The noodles are made fresh on the premises, no MSG on request, and a willingness to help customers order.

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Legendary Noodle4191 Main Street, Vancouver
Horrendous and rude service
Submitted Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 12:05am [Dine in]

Based on our experience, I would advise all those seeking yummy fresh noodles to go elsewhere unless prepared for extraordinarily poor service.
A group of five, with reservations, went to Legendary Noodle expecting a reasonable, neighbourly experience. A server slouched to the table, prior to bringing a menu, and asked for our order. On request, the server brought menus, slapped them down, and disappeared to chat with the other server for 15 minutes. On returning to our table, the server offered no greeting, no offer of drinks or tea, no expression or eye contact except to point at people to take orders. A request for tea took another 10 minutes to fill, and the request for two of the rather small teapots was met with a short NO. Various appetizers were ordered to share-dumplings, pea shoots (that appeared sometime after the main dishes); a request for small plates was met with astonishment. Eventually, little white bowls were brought. We ran out of tea (one pot filled five cups once with repeats for two cups). No refills of hot water appeared until one of the party rose to request it. The servers were not busy, simply chatting, animatedly ignoring the few customers, and even neglecting to bring food that was clearly ready for delivery to the tables. Consequently, several dishes that may have been good were fairly awful-lukewarm noodles with peanut sauce was one. A lamb dish with bread was another-not so tasty cool.
No napkins, no tea, no smiles. On clearing the table, the server who decided we were finished on a final foray, dumped napkins into a full dish of noodles that one member was asking to take home (for reheating), and rather than apologize glared at her and picked at the napkins, I think the poor service overwhelms what might be good solid food.

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