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mellyKitsilanoSince October 5, 200826 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
What's with the line up?
Submitted Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 11:01am [Dine in]

I really don't understand why people would line up to eat at this place. I have been here 3 times (2006, 2010, and 2012) and have yet to understand what the hype is all about. The place is cramped and loud. Yes, the portions are big-er and less expensive by maybe $2-$3 at the most compared to other greek places, but you get what you pay for. The portions look big because they fill your plate with rice and potatoes. I would much rather pay the $3 difference to get a good meal rather than the poor quality you get from this place.

A friend asked me and my husband to meet him for Labour day weekend lunch here and we hesitantly agreed. Luckily, we didn't have to wait in line but we were stuck on a table that other restaurants would only use for a party of two and the best part was that it was right by the kitchen. Our friend had the roast lamb, and my husband and I had the kalamari dinner and we all shared a saganaki as our appetizer. The saganaki lacked flavour. I never knew that you could mess up fried cheese, but they did. Our kalamari was the worst kalamari I have ever had. The rings were super small and rubbery and had a weird flavour to it. Also, i think they put dill in their tzaziki which, from my understanding, you are not supposed to do with real tzaziki (it's supposed to be yogurt, cukes, and garlic). The roast lamb, while decent, was very fatty. The rice and pototoes were cheap fillers that I did not care much for.

The only saving grace for this place is that I find the people who work here are nice and friendly. Our waiter Tyler was very attentive and even apologized for having to have us sit by the kitchen.

Overall, I will not be coming back to this place.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Awesome Happy Hour
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2012 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

I’ve been to Ebisu several times for Happy Hour, and I must say that they probably have one of the best Happy Hours in Vancouver. I usually have oysters (.99 each), chicken wings (.39), and their spicy calamari (around $5). When I first went there, I was a bit skeptical about going to a japanese restaurant for happy hour that serves chicken wings and calamari. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was. While the chicken wings are just any other chicken wings in my opinion, I thought the calamari was outstanding. It was very well seasoned and had a very nice spiciness to it. You can also order sushi and sashimi and if that’s what you are after. They also have other creative dishes offered, such as potato butter and prawn and cheese gyoza (never tried them so I can’t comment). They also have an extensive list of drinks – some of which sound very good.

All in all, Ebisu has something for everyone and it’s definitely worth a visit for happy hour.

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Wolf and Hound, The3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good Neighbourhood Pub
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:57pm [Dine in]

The Wolf and Hound is a good neighbourhood pub. They have decent food and prices are comparable to all other pubs. They offer the typical pub food fare such as chicken wings, fries, nachos, burgers, etc. However, they also offer Irish pub food that is not typically found in Vancouver pubs such as bangers and mash, potpies, and lamb stew. I must admit that I usually only have the chicken wings and a bucket of fries (yes, a bucket) when I pay them a visit, so I can’t really comment on their food too much. However, I think it’s the atmosphere that sets this place apart from any other pubs in Vancouver. I find that you get a mish mosh of people coming to this place. Anywhere from young adults, to University students, to older adults who are old enough to be the young adults’ parents. They also have plenty of TV screens to watch hockey games from. If you are lucky enough, you might even score the “living room” where they have 3 big couches and a big TV that is perfect secluded place to watch a game with your buddies.

All in all, the Wolf and Hound is one of my favorite pubs around. No mucking around, just good ol' pub fun.

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Fresh Slice2166 Western Parkway, Vancouver
Very poor service!!!!
Submitted Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 11:48am [Take-out]

I am a fan of Fresh Slice pizza and have been to several other branches. Since this particular Fresh Slice is close to where I work, I decided to order from them for an event my work was hosting. This is not the first time we have worked with this particular Fresh Slice. Everytime we host anything which requires food that is quick and easy to eat, we get pizza from them and last year, for one event alone, we ordered 70 pizzas.

Our event was being held on a Wednesday, so I called in to order 110 whole pizzas on Monday to give them time to prepare for such a large order. During that call, I asked the owner (I was told he was the owner) to provide me with plates and napkins for the pizzas. His response was that he was going to charge me for the plates and napkins. I was complete baffled! I asked him why he was charging me for plates and napkins when I had just put in an order for 110 pizzas. After all, if someone walks in to his store to purchase a slice or two, he would not charge them for the plates and napkins. His response was that since he was giving me a deal ($11.00 per pizza) he would have to charge me for the plates and napkins. I thought this was absolutely ridiculous and I said no and that I would get my plates and napkins from Costco instead (it's the principle). I was also told that I had to go in to the store to pay for the pizza. We determined that I would send someone Wednesday at 9:30 in the morning to pay for the order.

I sent my colleague to Fresh Slice at 9:30 AM on the Wednesday to pay, and when she got there, there was no one there. She was there until 9:45 AM and no one showed up. I called their head office and spoke to the district manager to complain. He said that first of all, they should NOT be charging for plates and napkins. Secondly, there is no need for me to go to the store to pay as they have portable credit card terminals and I can just pay when they deliver the pizza. The district manager definitely made me feel well taken care of and he sorted out the whole thing with that particular branch, so kudos to him. However, the pizzas were delivered late that evening (three separate deliveries and the last delivery was a half hour late).

I will probably still get pizzas from Fresh Slice for future events, but NOT from this particular branch.

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Campagnolo1022 Main Street, Vancouver
Good pizza
Submitted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:29am [Dine in]

Went to Campagnolo before a hockey game with three other people including at 10 year old picky eater and we sure were glad we did! We had the Tagliatelle, Spaghetti, and the Salsiccia pizza. I can't really say much about the pasta as I only wanted pizza, but my dining mates, including the picky 10 year old loved it! He and his dad shared both pastas, and they both agreed that the Tagliatelle was the better one of the two.

My husband and I shared the pizza and it was amazing! Much better than Nicli's as I found Nicli's to be quite chewy. The pizza was perfectly seasoned and I loved their crust. It was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

The service was good. The place was busy and our server was attentive enough. Will definitly be paying Campagnolo another visit in the near future.

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Carthage Cafe1851 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What a great restaurant!
Submitted Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 11:17am [Dine in]

My husband and I went to Carthage for dinner on a Saturday night and as expected, it was fantastic! This was not our first visit to Carthage - we had gone there for lunch in the summer. We shared the prawns for our appetizer and it was A-MAZING! The sauce was to die for!

We both ordered moules frites for our entree. My husband had the El Atlas and I had the Provencal. Both were good, although I liked mine better. On our previous visit, I had the Poulette and my husband had the Carthago and those were really good too. I would rate Carthago as the best one as it was most flavourful, followed by Poulette and Provencal. The mussels were super plum and the fries are sooo fresh and yummy. They offered a side of ketchup or mayo - always go for mayo as it is made in house.

For dessert, we shared the creme brule and I had moroccan mint tea and my husband had the Tunisian coffee. I'm glad we tried it. The tea was great - better than Tetley's for sure. The Tunisian coffee is something worth trying as it is something very different from what north americans are used too. It is grainy but boosting with flavour.

The service was excellent. Our server (I believe her name was Veronica) was amazing as she was very knowledgeable and attentive. It was a very busy night for them, but she made sure that we were very well taken care of.

Can't say enough good things about this place. Very highly recommended!

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Candia Taverna4510 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Good for Take-out
Submitted Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 10:37am [Take-out]

My husband and I often get take out from Candia. Portions are decent for the price - not the cheapest, but not overly expensive either. My husband often gets a pizza from there and I usually have the calamari. The calamari is very well seasoned and tender, while the pizza is good (not spectacular). One thing I do agree with other reviewers is that I do find their service to be quite curt. Even when you are waiting to pay because their cash register is not working, they are not friendly nor apologetic. That is probably the reason why we always do take-out.

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Burgoo4434 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Definitely not a Tim Horton's!!!
Submitted Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 12:24pm [Take-out]

My husband and I ordered take out food from Burgoo last night and everything - from the service to the food - was incredible! I called in our order ahead of time and the gentleman that I spoke to was very nice and very professional. We picked up our food, and I met the nice gentleman I spoke to on the phone, and he was just as nice in person as he was on the phone. I have never been so impressed that I actually left a 15% tip on take out!! I really liked the atmosphere at the restaurant - cozy and lively. I will defnitely have to dine in the restaurant one of these days.

We ordered the soup and sandwich combo and the soup and salad combo. For the soups, I got the crab bisque and my husband got the pacific chowder. Both were absolutely delicious! We had the ham and brie for our sandwich, which as again just outstanding. The spinach salad was, to no surprise, wa just as good as everything else. I will definitely be back and spread the word about Burgoo!

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OPA! Of Greece4820 Kingsway, #325, Burnaby
Ditto - SLOP!
Submitted Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 1:44pm [Take-out]

I agree with the previous review. I had the calamari here and I found it very odd that they just slopped on the tzaziki sauce on top of the calamari. On top of that, the rice tasted nothing like rice pilaf. It tasted like asian rice with some flavoring. I have not been back since and do not plan on it either.

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Vanellis4820 Kingsway, #314, Burnaby
I should have gone to Burger King instead!
Submitted Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 1:38pm [Take-out]

It was a toss between Burger King and this place. This place won as I had an Entertainment coupon. Big mistake. I had the pasta combo and the pasta was mediocre at best. I make better pasta than them! The bread was cold and the Caesar dressing tasted like Kraft dressing. All that came to $10. Will not be going back for sure.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Go here ONLY if you do not like the people you are with
Submitted Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went here for our 4th year wedding anniversary. I had the mussels and fries and it was very good - very plump and the broth was very tasty too. The fries were very good as well. The restaurant's layout is basically long and narrow. Unfortunately, we were seated right in the middle of the high traffic area which I did not appreciate. On top of that, the place is extremely loud! Do not come here if you are actually looking to have a conversation with the people you are with. I don't think I'll be back any time soon as I am more inclined to try out other places than to go back to Chambar.

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New Bohemian, The3162 West Broadway, Vancouver
Great food, weak service
Submitted Thursday, October 21, 2010 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

I went here for a staff social tonight and while the food was great, the service was lacking. We were a party of 10, and when we got there, the restaurant was empty except for another table. While our waiter seemed really good in the beginning (taking our drink orders, etc.), it seemed like he went downhill fast. It took 40 minutes to get our food. I followed up with him and his excuse was that since we are a party of 10, it takes a little longer because they wait until all the food is ready before they bring it out (remember, the restaurant was empty except for a couple of people). That was a sad excuse because if that were true, then it would take hours to get your food if the restaurant was full. We finally got our food. As I mentioned, the food was great. I had mussels and fries which I thought was excellent. No complaints from the others about their food, so I'm assuming everyone was satisfied. Unfortunately, I had a late lunch and I could not finish all my food. I asked the waiter to pack it up, and boy, was that a mistake. Remember, the mussels come with broth. He put the mussels, broth, and fries all in the same container. Now I fries swimming in my mussels and broth. How dumb is that????? Not sure if I'll be back. It was a very disappointing ending to the evening.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Gross.....
Submitted Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

I used to frequent this place back when I lived in Richmond. I must agree that their late night AYCE is a good way of filling up with out emptying out your wallet. However, my hubby and I decided to visit this place again the other night and I must say that the ambiance alone is enough to make me not want to go back. I don't think much has changed with the restaurant in the last few years, but having been exposed to better quality sushi (ie. Iki Sushi), I can't justify going back to this place.

We had the Deluxe All You Can Eat and with HST and tip, our bill was $70. For that amount of money, my husband and I could have had better sushi somewhere else where the service and ambiance is top notch. We were seated next to the bar and we can see them cleaning their bar glasses and such, and they also had a cart full of dirty dishes right in front of the bar. I don't know about the rest of the patrons, but when I am eating (especially raw fish), I don't exactly want to see servers cleaning bar ware as well as having dirty dishes and food waste staring at me. The place just feels outright dirty and just not the right place for me.

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Dragon Ball Tea House1007 W King Edward, Vancouver
I was enjoying my bubble tea until.......
Submitted Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 9:50am [Dine in]

My husband and I were in the mood for some bubble tea and decided to give this place a try based on reviews we read. He had the Japanese Green Tea Ice Cream bubble tea and I had the Strawberry Slush with milk bubble tea. The place is definitely a hole in the wall, but the guy behind the counter was nice enough. We were in there for about 10-15 minutes waiting for our bubble tea and there was a constant stream of patrons coming in and ordering bubble tea. Some of them even ordered 3-4 kinds of bubble tea at once. I thought to myself that it definitely looked promising and could be a sure sign that the bubble tea is good. We finally received our order and we decided to sit out in the car to drink our bubble tea as the place was too small for my liking. I was enjoying my bubble tea until my husband took a sip out of his and he spat something out. There were several pieces of hard plastic in his drink! Totally turned us off from drinking the rest of our drink! I really wanted to like this place, but unfortunately that experience will prevent us from ever going back to this place. Sorry to the nice guy behind the counter!

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Bland, bland, bland
Submitted Monday, November 9, 2009 - 2:55pm [Dine in]

Paid Noodle Box on Fourth Ave a visit on a Saturday evening. I had been to the Douglas St Noodle Box in Victoria several times, and I must say that I was very disappointed at how the Fourth Ave location paled in comparison to the Douglas St location. My husband and I ordered 3 items: Spicy Thai chicken wings, Nasi Goreng, and noodles with Spicy Plum sauce. The chicken wings hardly had any sauce and the Nasi Goreng was so bland that all I could taste was the bean sprouts and cilantro they covered the rice with. The Spicy Plum noodles were decent however. All together, our bill was $35. Quite steep for a fast food set up. Will not be coming back to this location.

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White Spot2015 Main Mall, Vancouver
God awful service....
Submitted Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 12:33am [Dine in]

I have been here twice since it opened and the service is absolutely abysmal! The first time I went there, my fellow diners and I had to wait 40 minutes for our food to arrive. We had placed our order, and 20 minutes later our server decided to let us know that one of the items that we had ordered was sold out. We then had to wait another 20 minutes which is absolutely ridiculous for burgers! Beyond that, our server completely ignored us the whole time never asking us if we needed refills for our drinks!

Went there again tonight (the manager had given us gift certificates after our first horrible experience) and the service was just as bad. When the Brian, who apparently is a "supervisor" showed us to our table, we made it known right away that we did not like our table as we were right below the TVs and could not see the game from where we were seated. We had asked him if we could possibly have one of the empty tables around us once they had cleaned them (there were at least 3 empty tables) and he pretty much shrugged us off saying that we had "front row seats". After he gave us our drinks, we had asked him again if we could move to a table that had just been cleaned and his answer to us was "you guys are FREAKIN' killing me!". He then hoalers over to us and tells us to move over to the table that had just been cleaned. No idea what the big deal is considering we moved everything ourselves, including our drinks and a pitcher of beer. He did not have to lift a finger! Anyways, we had a different server from then on, and he was great. Food still came slowly (25 minutes for the appys and 35 minutes for the entrees) but can fault him for that.

Overall, this place still needs A LOT of work and I hope they figure it out soon.

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Will not be coming back.......
Submitted Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

We received gift certificates to this restaurant two years in a row, and were forced to come back for a second visit. As per the first visit, the food is forgettable and overpriced. My husband and I decided to order ½ dozen fresh oysters ($3 ea) and the Prosciutto wrapped prawns. The prawns were $15 and we got a whopping 3 pieces! I decided to order a Caesar salad and the Clams and Mussels (appetizer menu) as my entrée and were ok. My husband had the special which was Bison and Prawns and ordered a side of grilled asparagus. He asked to have his Bison rare but came out medium well. The asparagus were bland. We had the dessert sampler which was ok – nothing to exciting. Our bill came to $135 (tip not included). Service was slow considering there was hardly anyone at the restaurant.

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Aoki Sushi1888 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Good sushi
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:10am [Dine in]

This is another good sushi joint along West Broadway, and I must say that my husband likes it more that I do. Don't get me wrong --- their sushi is good and fresh, but just lacks excitement compared to other sushi places I have visited. Their Tuna Sashimi is amazingly good as it just melts in your mouth. I also like their spicy tuna roll as well as the more mundane Dynamite roll. We never stay there to eat as the place does not look inviting at all.

Overall, I will continue to get take out from this place for their good, fresh sushi.

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Iki Japanese Restaurant2756 W Broadway, Vancouver
Good neighbourhood sushi joint
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 11:01am [Dine in]

My husband and are frequent customers at Iki. They have really good and decently priced sushi and their yam fries are amazing. The sushi is always freshly made and innovative. Brought the family here for Father's day, and everyone was equally impressed with how good the food was. The bill came to about $200 for 9 people - not bad at all. However, I would not recommend the place for large groups as it can get pretty awkward and tight since the restaurant itself is not very big. Aside from that, Iki is one of the best sushi places around and I will keep coming back.

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Migz BBQ2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
Cheap wings, but that's it!
Submitted Sunday, July 12, 2009 - 10:54am [Dine in]

This is my and my co-workers' place favorite place to go to watch hockey games. WIngs are decent and cheap, and they offer other specials during game nights as well. I only usually order wings and sometimes fries when we go to Migz, and the wings are decent (not the best, but not bad either) but the fries are not that great. It is quite surprising how an establishment can go wrong with fries, but these fries were quite undercooked. My co-workers have also ordered burgers, and they said that they were just average burgers.

All in all, I would only go to Migz for a hockey night out with friends, but not much else.

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