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missy604UBC , VancouverJust a girl who loves food.Since January 24, 201017 Reviews
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  • Food3 (3.2)
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Displaying 1 - 17 of 17 Reviews Found
Komi Sushi1100 Melville Street, #100, Vancouver
Mediocre Food and Poor Service
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 1:03am [Dine in]

I"ve walked past this restaurant for a while now and decided to try it yesterday for the first time. The restaurant was empty at 8:00PM and we were the only guests there. It was very clean and so was the washroom. We opted to sit outside since it was a lovely summer evening. We were given menus and cups of tea within a few minutes and a small glass of water for the toddler that was with us.

We ordered the Scallop Motoyaki wich was good but was a bit salty. The scallops were not overcooked which was good. We also ordered the Agedashi Tofu which was disappointing. The tofu was not soft and silky underneath that crispy coating. it seemed they used firm tofu instead of silken tofu. The sauce didn't have much tatse except for soy sauce. We also ordred the Tempura udon. The broth tasted a bit bland and they didn't give us any dipping suace for the tempura at all. We ordered the BBQ Salmon Belly which was cooked perfectly and tasted really fresh. The worst part of the meal was the Caterpillar Roll. It was nothing but a glorified vegetarian roll for $5.95. There was no taste to it other than avocado. If i had known, then I would've jsut ordered a regular avocado roll and it probably would have tasted the same and would have cost much less.

The service was definitely lacking. Since we were the only cosutmers there it was surprising that no one even came back to ask how our food was tatsing and if everything was OK. The water glass was never refilled, nor were our tea cups. It was also bad they they never offered to give us share plates even if the server saw that we were actually sharing the food and the fact they they never gave us any dipping sauce for the tempura.

After this experience I will definitely not go back to this establishment.

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Avenue Grill, The2114 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
I really wanted to like this place...
Submitted Sunday, May 15, 2011 - 4:35pm [Dine in]

Went to Avenue Grill with a friend last Friday. The lady that sat and took our orders was very courteous. I saw the prices of the specials that day and thought that they were decent. The place looked clean but a bit empty. It was past 2PM so maybe it was after the lunch rush. Our dishes came quickly. I ordered the lamb shank and my friend ordered the roast beef sandwhich and soup. My entree came with hash browns and a tossed salad with balsamic dressing. I have to say that my lamb shank was fork-tender and flavourful and the protion was good. The salad was nothing to be excited about. I thought it was odd that the lamb Shank came with hashbrowns but I gave them a try. They were cold and the crusty bits were not crunchy but a bit hard. My friend had no complaints about her soup and roast beef sandwhich.

I have to say that we were both disappointed in the service. No one came back to ask us if everything was fine or if we needed anything, no one refilled our water glasses. The young man who took our dishes away spoke so softly and mumbled that for an empty restaurant, I found him difficult to hear and understand. Before he could even ask us if we wanted anything else, he was already handing us the bill. I was craving dessert that day, so I told him that I would like the dessert menu and some coffee. Again he mumbled his words that I didn't realzie he was aking me what I wanted in my coffee. I was excited when I saw Creme Brulee on the menu and ordered that. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! This particular dessert came in a small, 3-inch ramekin . For $6.96, I was expecitng it to be a bit bigger. As my friend and I tried to break the caramelized sugar with our spoons, something weird happened!,instead of cracking, the spoons made an indentation on the caramel! The topping wasn't crunchy or crackly as creme brulee toppings should be. Instead it was chewy! The custard was not smooth at all and you could not taste any hint of vanilla. It was a rip off.

This will be my first and last visit to Avenue Grill. The service and the food just isn't worth it.

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Charm Modern Thai and Bar1269 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Will definitely go back
Submitted Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 1:35am [Dine in]

A friend and I went to this restaurant last month for an early dinner. We really liked the ambiance, it was well decorated and the booths were spacious. They also have a patio. The service was attentive and prompt. The food was really delicious! We shared an appetizer platter. The prawns were huge but there were only 4 pieces but were cooked perfectly. The spring rolls, duck sticks and wontons were nice and crisp. The satays were tender and flavourful. For our main course we had the pineapple fried rice and beef matsaman. They were both bursting with flavour. The matsaman I was very impressed with. The sauce was rich, thick with just the right kick of spiciness. There is nothing I hate more than watered down curries with vegetables thrown in to make the dish look bigger. This was not the case for Charm's matsaman curry. It brought me back to an authentic home cooked Thai curry I had years ago.

With it's ambiance, attentive service and delicious food, I am definitely looking forward to going back and trying the rest of their menu.

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Ken's Chinese Restaurant1097 Kingsway, Vancouver
Impressed With The Food and Service
Submitted Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Our first time at Ken's won't be our last. We've heard about Ken's before as being one of the cleanest restaurants in Vancouver so we decided to try it. The decor was old and it really needs a make over but it was clean. The fish tank didn't look cloudy and mossy, the tables were spotless and the tiny plate/platter which held the condiments at our table weren't grimy. The washrooms were very clean as well.

We ordered 6 dishes. We had the beef and lettuce fried rice, the spicy ginger beef, grilled orange chicken, deep fried spicy squid, malaysian style green beens, and beef & broccoli crispy chow mein. The dishes all came warm and well seasoned. They were not terribly salty. The green beans were cooked, had great flavour and were still nice and crisp. The grilled orange chicken became my parent's favourite as it was not deep fried and slathered in sauce. The skin was still crisp and the meat itself was seasoned and did not rely mainly on the orange sauce drizzled on top. The ginger beef was nice and tender and not too hard like what happens to battered strips of beef when over cooked, not was it gummy was well. The chow mein was also good. The fried rice was seasoned well and not greasy. the spicy squid was very good too. The inly thing was that I didn;t find it spicy enough.

The service was great. The waitress always came to our table with a smile and she refilled our teas and got us waters, cleared the empty dishes and actually came back to ask if everything was alright when we had all or food delivered to our table.

Bottom line we were impressed by everything and are looking forward to dining at Ken's again and trying out their other menu items.

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Go Fish1504 West 1st Ave., Vancouver
Worth Waiting For
Submitted Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:02pm [Dine in]

It was my first time to go to Go Fish today. I was intrigued by the long line up. It was a small shack with a few tables and chairs. It did have a gorgeous view of False Creek. Not only did we wait in line, we also waited for the food. I was hoping it was worth all this time.

When our food arrived, I forgot how bored I was waiting for our food. It was simply delicious! I ordered the halibut fish and chips, someone from our party ordered salmon and chips and a salmon sandwich. The fries and the fish were piping hot. The batter was not too thick and was perfectly crisp. The fish itself was so tender and moist that it melted in your mouth. it was not overly seasoned either so one can enjoy the fish flavour which was not over powered by the batter or too much seasoning. The tartar sauce was creamy and flavourful with just a hint of garlic. The coleslaw was a delicious change from the usual mayo drenched concoctions that other places have. The salmon sandwich tasted fresh. Another thing worth mentioning is that the fries remained crisp even after they got cold.

It's definitely the best fish and chips I've had in Vancouver and is worth waiting for. Can't wait to go back again to try more items on their menu.

Worth the wait and definitely worth recommending!

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Not Fresh Tasting Food and Terrible Customer Sevice
Submitted Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 1:35am [Dine in]

It was not our first time to go to Ebisu. Actually it was our third. The first 2 times were for appies and drinks and we had a great time. We thought the food was good for what it was and the drink selection was enjoyable. The 3rd time was a couple of weeks ago and we went there for lunch for a friend's birthday. We were very disappointed. We ordered their combos for $10+ each plus some specialty rolls. The first few dishes arrived and we thought they were alright and were actually enjoying our meal. At this point though we realized that no one has come back to refill any of our drinks and clear away any empty dishes. In fact since there were 6 of us, quite a few dishes have piled up and we have resorted to placing it on one of the ledges in between the booths as it was getting pretty crowded at our table. I'm surprised because the restuarant was not full at all and there were only a few tables occupied.

Then came my friend's chicken yakisoba order. She stopped after having 2 bites and said that her chicken tasted old and her noodles tasted sour. She asked us to taste it just in case it must be just her. We did, and yes, the chicken did not taste good and the noodles themselves tasted sour. We called the waitress and my friend told her about her concerns. She said she will bring it to the chef's attention. Our server then came back and told us that the chef said there was nothing wrong with it. She was unapologetic and kept insisting that that was their style of yakisoba. That was the only time our server ever came back to our table and it was not even to replenish our drinks or clear away empty dishes.

We spoke to the manager on the way out and even he was not apologetic at all. I'm really appalled by the type of costumer service we have received from this establishment.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
Never Disappointed
Submitted Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 2:05am [Dine in]

I've been to Japadog several times and have never been disappointed. The hotdogs/sausages themselves are perfectly seasoned and juicy and when they add the japadog toppings to them, they just taste even better. This time I ordered the Oroshi, a huge pork sausage with grated radish, green onions and special soy sauce. I wasn't sure what to expect because I'm not a big fan of radishes but I thought I'd try it. Oh man! The combination of the flavours were so amazing. Another thing that impresses me about this humble hot dog stand, is how efficient they are. We were a big group and ordered at least 12 hotdogs and they got all our orders correctly and quicky.

I can't wait to go back to try their Edamame Terimayo.

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Joey1424 West Broadway, Vancouver
Excellent Service, OK Food
Submitted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 1:47am [Dine in]

Went there for a dinner and drinks for a friend's going away party. The restaurant was nicely decorated, the washrooms were amazing and the service was very attentive. We had over 20 people in our group and all of us got our orders correctly and promptly and our server was able to remember our names. Not only did he remember our names, he actually made it a point to come back and ask us during our meal if everything was alright. Our drinks were always refilled and dishes didn't pile up on the table. I thought this was great considering the amount of people in our group. The manager and the owner even came over to ask us how everything was after our meal.

I ordered the yam fries which were crisp on the outside but warm and soft on the inside. The aoli that came with it was delicious too. I was sadly disappointed with the lobster ravioli with lemon dill sauce. Although it came to the table hot and beautifully presented, it didn't taste like anything special to me. It was just ok. i also had a bit of their chicken lettuce wraps. The filling was delicious and nicely seasoned but the it seemed there were more noodles than chicken pieces. I thought it could use a bit more veggies in the filling. I do think though that the prices were fair for the amount of food that you get.

I would go back to Joey's for appetizers and drinks. I don't think I will go for dinner.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
The only thing memorable were the drinks...
Submitted Friday, June 25, 2010 - 2:22am [Dine in]

...because they were the only ones with flavour . I have eaten at several Carribean restuarants and was excited to try this one. I was extremely disappointed. Their jerk chicken wings were just ok. Their Jamaican patties lacked the flavour I was used to. The pastry although flaky I found was a bit ont he tough side. I ordered the chicken curry as my main dish and it was bland. I had to douse it with hot sauce, hoping that it would jolt the flavour out of this sad dish. Unfortunately it didn't work. Even my friend who had been there before and suggested we go to this place was also surprised. We decided never to go back to this restaurant again.

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24/7 Thai Cuisine986 West Broadway, Vancouver
OK For What It Is.
Submitted Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 12:31am [Dine in]

I've been to 24/7 Thai several times and I've never had bad food and bad service. I didn't expect much but all in all it was an ok experience. I really like their Thick Red Curry. I love the spicy kick it has and the richness of the sauce. I like their spicy basil stiry fry. Their fried rice was spicy and full of flavour as well although a bit oily. I was a bit disappointed in their pad thai because the last time I had ti it was a bit too tart as comapred to the first time I had it a few months ago, it had the right blend of salty, sweet, tart and spicy.

Would I go back? Sure! It's better than the Thai restuarant I went to in Burnaby where the curry I had was watery and tasteless.

I really like the fact that this place is open late.

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Miura Waffle Milk Bar2521 Main Street, Vancouver
Melt In The Mouth Waffles
Submitted Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

The restuarant itself only has a few tables but they have a lovely shaded patio outside. I found the restuarant to be clean and the service excellent but one has to come back for the food.

When I first stepped into this newly opened restuarant, I expected your regular breakfast fare. I didn't know what they actually served. The owners were very nice and helpful and explained that they serve "waffle sandwhiches." I was intrigued as I've never heard of it before. I tried their Fruit and Cream Waffle to start. It was amazing! The waffle itself was nice and crisp on the outside but the inside was moist,tender and light. The filling was made of fresh seasonal fruits, not the mushy, macerated in syrup kind that most breakfastfranchise places serve. The cream was not sickeningly sweet whipped cream but smooth and creamy pastry cream with just the right amount of sweetness that complimented the fruits. The filling to waffle ratio was just right as well. I ate that sandwhich in no time.

I had such a delicious and filling waffle sandwhich the first time that I had to come back to try out their savoury ones. The second time I came by, I brought some friends with me. We ordered the Beef Bulgogi and the Salmon with Wasabi Mayo. Both were to die for! The waffles were as melt in your mouth as the first time. The beef was tender and well cooked. The salmon was fresh and didn't have the fishy smell or after taste. It was cooked just right. The wasabi mayo complimented the salmon well. The wasabi just gave the mayo a nice kick and was not overpowering.

I'm looking forward to going back and trying the rest of their menu.

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Wilbur & Sabastians Bistro2020 Oxford Connector, #203, Coquitlam
Home cooked goodness
Submitted Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 5:38am [Dine in]

Everytime I eat at this restuarant I know that I am getting quality food, nothing from a can. I love their pastas with their own in-house made roasted tomato sauce. They desserts are so fresh and delicious. The ambiance is warm and inviting and the service is friendly and attentive. I'd say it's a gem in Coquitlam.

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Tobys Pub and Grill2733 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
I love Wing Wednesdays
Submitted Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 2:01am [Dine in]

My friends and I have been going to Toby's regualrly for a few months now. They have really good nachos with chorizo. They have good chicken wings and for $4.50/dozen on Wednesdays, how can you go wrong. I also like the reggae band that plays there on Wednesdays. Toby's is a great casual hang out if you're craving pub food and just wanting to watch a game on their flat screen TV's, play pool or chill to some music. Sometimes the bands can be hit or miss but the pub fare definitely makes up for it. I just wish they were open later though.

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Top's Restaurant2790 Kingsway, Vancouver
Gone Down Hill
Submitted Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 1:54am [Dine in]

My friends and I used to hang out here a lot because it was convinient and the food was decent and the service was always good. We WERE definitely regulars until we noticed lately that the food and the value had declined. Still due to it's convinience we'd still come once in a while if we wanted a late night snack. But after my last visit a couple months ago, I vowed never to return.

I ordered a corned beef hash breakfast platter, orange juice and a side of hash browns as the combo it didn't come with it. I thought the meal was ok but was terribly disappointed by the hashbrowns. It was nothing but a plateful of potatoes, cut into coins with no hint of seasoning whatsoever. I was more shocked when I got the bill. It was $20! For a breakfast for a 1 person at a simple diner? It definitely was not worth the $20. I could have had a better breakfast at Denny's or IHOP for half that price and would be more satisfied.

I'm never going back there again.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Third time wasn't a charm
Submitted Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 1:43am [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant a couple of times before. Their food to me was alright but nothing outstanding. It was ok if one jsut want a quick Thai fix. I've had good service from them and I also like the ambiance. So one evening when I was craving some Thai food and didn't feel like cooking, I decided to order delivery. Boy, was I disappointed.

I ordered that Kaeng Jeed Won San soup and was shocked by the lack of flavour. It was merely glass noodles swimming in some tasteless broth with bits of chicken and chunks of tomatoes floating on top. It didn't even have the hint of the vibrant flavours Thai food is known for.

Another huge disappointment was their Gaaeng Mat Sa Man Curry which came as such a sorry, watery tastless mess of undercooked diced potatoes and thin slices of meat. It was so bland and watery that I had to add my own coconut milk and Masaman curry paste for it to actually thicken up and have more flavour.

Their only saving grace was were the beef satays. At least they were tender and flavourful. The peanut sauce that came with it was an oily, bland paste that had no flavour or peanuts at all.

It was not worth the $48 I paid for terrible food. You know it's bad food when I actually ahd to season it in order for it to be edible. What a rip off.

I don't recommend this place!

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Oysi Oysi Restaurant1136 Alberni Street, #607, Vancouver
Longtime costumer
Submitted Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 1:27am [Dine in]

I've been coming to Oysi-Oysi for years and I've never had bad service. The servers are always friendly and courteous. The food is fresh and flavourful. They have the best motoyaki's I've tasted. Their agedashi tofu is delicous as well. Their sushi and sashimi taste fresh and never has that old, fishy smell and taste. I've never been disappointed that's why I keep coming back. The friends that I take there become repeat costumers as well.

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Heidi's5943 Fraser Street, Vancouver
I Just Keep Coming Back
Submitted Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 11:54pm [Dine in]

A friend of mine told me about Heidi's so I decided to check it out as it was conviniently located on my route to work. When I first walked in, I was greeted immidiately by the very friendly staff. I love the coziness and cleanliness of the place. The walls are painted in rich, warm tones which I find very inviting. The place is kid friendly which is a definite bonus. There are high chairs, crayons and colouring books to keep the little ones busy while the adults eat. The dining are isn't very big but don't let this fool because the portions are huge!

The food that they serve is fresh and tasty. The portions are large for the price that you pay. One can definitely get bang for their buck. I love their amazing breakfasts which are so filling and not greasy at all and quite affordable as compared to other diners. They have the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes I've ever had. They also have yam fries that come with a very yummy aioli. It's seasoned just right without the garlic overpowering it. They also have crisp, lightly breaded calamari which is delicious and surprisingly not greasy at all. They have a selection of fresh salads with the dressings all made in house and not from a bottle.

If one is in a rush, take out is available. If not too hungry, one can try some freshly baked goods from the diplay case and have their freshly brewed organic coffees and healthy smoothies.

They have a lot of items on their menu that I am looking forward to trying. I've been back at least half a dozen times and have never been disappointed by the quality of the food and the service I have recevied.

Heidi's is definitely a great local, family restaurant that serves fresh and delicious food.

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