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michwilliamsvancouverSince May 7, 2014Favourite List (2)12 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food4 (4.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Good but too tiny
Submitted Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 1:20am [Dine in]

Kintaro has been a staple for me as long as I can remember. It serves classic ramen noodles in the most tasty and inventive ways. While there are the standard options to choose from, it is also home to the cheese ramen. Not for the faint hearted, it is actually quite thick, and the broth is a little too salty for my taste (apparently not for my bf's). Im not much of a cheese fan; the spicy garlic option is much tastier in my opinion.

And while the ramen is one of the best I've had, the experience could do with a little improvement. At least in my most recent experience. Service is extremely slow and the server can be a little disinterested in serving you sometimes. Going in groups of more than 3 is a problem, as the place is tiny and is full of people. We always have to wait to get seated and once inside it is quite narrow and cramped which makes one get claustrophobic.

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Slice of Chicago5812 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Great impression of Chicago pizza
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 11:28pm [Delivery]

Upon recommendation from a friend, I decided to get some pizza from this place. I wasn't really sure about it but the prices seemed decent and the website looked reliable, so I decided to place an order. I got a Chicago chicken deep dish crust and found it's taste interesting, but in a good way. The pizza was thick, almost like a pie, and I had to eat with with a fork and knife. I've never been to Chicago but this pizza was pretty good. It comes with lots of cheese and tomato in this style, which was a plus, especially after a long day at work and school.

The delivery is timely; the delivery boy even waited for me once when I took forever to come down. This is the second time I am ordering from the experience I found them to be good enough for my money.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
An All you can eat that you can actually eat
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 11:11pm [Dine in]

For a place that advertises themselves as having an all you can eat lunch buffet, it is pretty good. The food did not look soggy or old and untasty. There's lots of places that are close to university which are cheaper but this one takes the cake for the food. The chicken curry is delicious - I love the fact that they have made the sauce thick and consistent and not too watery. I got the low spicy level and still managed to enjoy the taste. My roomie opted for the aloo gobhi and eggplant and found an array of vegan dish dishes to try from. The dine-in menu can be a off our budget to make it a regular place to eat, but for the lunch buffet or daily deals it is good enough.

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Timkee Kitchen2365 Burrard St, Vancouver
Chinese Chicken spot
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

My roomie introduced me to this place last year and since then I’ve come back a couple of times for second and third helpings. Even my boyfriend approved of it, which is a good sign cause he’s very picky.

I would have to say eating in is much better than take out - I think the food comes fresher and faster, and the experience is better. There's a huge variety of dishes to choose from, but the ones that deserve all the praise are the chicken ones. You can't go wrong with a chicken teriyaki or orange peel chicken here.

Prices are a little on the high side for Chinese I would say, but if you are a foodie like myself, you won’t mind paying extra.

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BC Sushi2126 W Broadway, Vancouver
How do you leave hungry from an all-you-can-eat?
Submitted Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:47pm [Dine in]

If it weren't for the fact that its so close to UBC I doubt I would even be stepping foot in here. Sure, its all you can eat, but if you are leaving still feeling hungry, the name kind of defeats the purpose, amirite?

The occasion for coming here was after school lunch. I don't remember the quality of the food being so bad. The sushi is very low quality and I don't even have very high standards when it comes to an AYCE place. My salmon roll was badly done and had way too much rice for my liking, just to fill you up I suspect. The nigiri was an even bigger disappointment.

Service: non-existent.

Not so sure I should continue compromising quality over quantity, just for the sake of my wallet. Health comes first?

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Dine-in vs take-out experience
Submitted Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 11:28pm [Take-out]

I never really ordered takeout from here until today. My roomie and I were hungry but had the usual dilemma of "too lazy to cook and too lazy to go eat out, just wanna chill".

So after what must have been 40 minutes of discussing how much we hated chem and needed some food to feed our brains, we called up Akbars for some delivery. It was my roomie's choice and was not going to argue there. She is Indian and has grown up with that food so I took her better judgement.

We ordered just a couple of things, aloo gobi and chicken tikka. I have eaten here once or twice before and found these two dishes to be safe bets. Everything good until then but the delivery took so long to arrive. Maybe it was because we ordered so late, Friday around 5 pm. The food was sloppily arranged and a little cold but still managed to taste good after heating, esp chicken tikka. Delicious. Thank God we were at our apartment because they forgot to include eating utensils! 3 stars because I thought they could've done better.

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Banana Leaf Tropical Cuisine3330 32 Street NE, Calgary
Cheap and good: all rolled in one!
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:33pm [Dine in]

Wow, this place definitely gives all the Malaysian places in Vancouver a run for their money. This place was so good I ended up eating here thrice on my short trip to Calgary. I usually never repeat unless I am hooked (which in this case I was).

The only problem I had was that they would not open on the times they said they would, (it would have been four times instead of three if it weren't for that). I later found out it was because they run out of food, but I still didn't see that as a good enough reason. Minus 1 star for that. The Nasi lemak & curry chicken had me hooked.

Wish they would open in BC!

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La Brezza990 1st Avenue NE, Calgary
Great little Italian place!
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 7:08pm [Dine in]

La Brezza was a great little find here in Calgary! I was actually surprised as to why this place has gotten no reviews!? Anywho, it was a suggestion-based lunch (again) because of our lack of experience here in Calgary, and being all touristy, we had no other choice but to ask.

Luckily we struck gold. The restaurant itself is actually quite small, but cozy nonetheless. It looked like former, remodeled house, which did add to the look of a true Italian restaurant. Lunch began with some calamari, which turned out to be really good. The waiter actually suggested us this one. I think he could see the worried look on our faces. I had the carbonara (don't remember the full name - excuse my bad memory and poor Italian) and it has excellent. It actually had chunks of bacon in it. The wine that came with it was perfect, and ended up paying the fair amount for the delicious meal. We actually missed coming here a second time! If only.

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Moti Mahal1805 14th Street, Calgary
Expected much more
Submitted Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 6:47pm [Dine in]

The hotel concierge where we were staying at recommended us this place and said it was one of the best Indian restaurants in town. Now, I don't know about Calgary's Indian restaurant, but I just found the food to be okay. There was definitely an attempt to make different types of Indian food, which is nice to see every once in a while, but I was not very satisfied.

We had the vegetable samosas, chilli pakoras as apps, followed by butter chicken (duh), vegetable curry, eggplant dish, lamb kofta and fish curry. Hell yeah we were hungry. It was a combination of hits and misses, deep mish with the butter chicken though, which wasn't well received by my group. The samosas were not okay, which was a pitty as they tasted kind of soggy. Service was average and the prices were so too, so no complaint there, but was expecting a little better.

I guess I should not have increased my expectations so much. That way, I could have enjoyed the meal better.

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Joe's Grill2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
eat at joe's!
Submitted Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 11:14am [Dine in]

Joe's is usually the place I go to when I have skipped breakfast and want to have a quick lunch with my friends and gossip between classes.

Their ranchero specialty is my favorite for breakfast, or brunch. Its like a mash up of eggs (scrambled), beans, cheese and tomatoes. A little weird, I know, but good nonetheless. Its kinda like one of those things that are weird but you have to try out? If you're not one of those adventurous types of people when it comes to food, then there's normal things on the menu for you as well, like omelettes and pancakes.

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Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant3432 Lougheed Highway, Vancouver
love this place
Submitted Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:20am [Dine in]

This place is always full but I really like it. Whenever I want some dim sum, I go here (which is like once a week).

One thing I should let people know is that the portions are huge! Which is good if you're starving like me most of the time.

What I like about Happy Valley is that the menu is varied. There are some crazy items on the menu such as donut noodle rolls...no kidding. I usually get the shrimp spring roll or the shrimp dumpling. Those are the best, imo.

The service is quick and neat, not messy like in other dum sum or Chinese restaurants. The prices can be a little high in comparsion to other restaurants but I think the size of the food makes up for it. So yeah, check this place out!

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La Buca4025 MacDonald Street, Vancouver
Pricey but definitely worth it!
Submitted Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 10:04am [Dine in]

I had a dinner date with my boyfriend here at Buca the other night to celebrate our anniversary and really enjoyed ourselves.

Our reservation was for 6.30 but ended up arriving much later because we had a hard time finding it, and by the time we got there it was packed! The restaurant is quite small so you can imagine the picture...inside it is really pretty though.

The first thing I realized were the prices. The prices were a little high but since we were celebrating a special occasion, it was okay. I had the stuffed mushroom caps with Dan, my boyfriend, ordered the heirloom tomatoes. Yummy to say the least. Then, I had the pappardelle while Dan went big and got the lobster and totato ravioli. Basically, all traditional and fantastic Italian food. We finished our meal with some wine, and had a lovely time.

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