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mitchipooWestendSince September 10, 200721 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
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Chewie's Steam & Oyster Bar1055 West Hastings St, #110, Vancouver
Great Food, Could Have Stayed All Night
Submitted Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:34pm [Dine in]

We did the Dine Out menu at Chewies last week. It was not at all what I expected, for the location I thought it might be a bit stuffy, but it was absolutely not. The atmosphere is relaxed and very comfortable. The staff was super friendly (even though we went in the wrong door) and really knowledgeable about the food and wine. This is my best Dine Out experience so far this year, can't wait to come back.

We both started with the pork crackling which was so good, might as well call it pork crack, it was perfect. My friend had the Chicken and waffles and I went with the gumbo, both were so good. He raved about the honey butter drizzled over the fried chicken. My gumbo was so smooth and rich and smoky, it was delicious. Desserts were the potted red velvet cake and cheesecake with mulled wine poached pears, so good, not too sweet, all delicious.

There is a nice wine list, something for every palate, and very reasonably priced. We'll be back for sure, one of my new favourites.

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Cardero's1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver Let Down
Submitted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 8:59pm [Dine in]

I go to Carderos six or eight times a year, their patio and sangria in the summer are fantastic. A friend and I went for Dine Out this past week (we went last year and it was wonderful). Right from the start something was off, the blonde hostess who seated us was very short and a bit rude. We knew we were coming for the Dine Out menu, we let the server know that's what we'd be doing. We did order a bottle of wine (Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc - a very nice white) with our meal, the bred basket came with a bare scraping of butter, hardly enough for two slices let alone a basket full. The wok fried squid was prepared differently this year, it was a good portion but the garnish had nowhere near the flavour of last year and the chili sauce offered on the side was straight up thai sweet chili sauce with a blob of tartar sauce, heavy, greasy and didn't go particularly well with the squid. The mains were okay, not the outstanding plates that I would expect from Carderos. The fried onions garnishing the beef medallions were a big soggy mess, disgusting. The chicken forno was nice but not up to par. We were very rushed throughout the meal, the desserts were brought out and not even offered coffee. As soon as the last bite was taken they whisked the plates away and delivered the bill. We still had wine left in the bottle. I know they expect to sit a few seatings in a night but this was ridiculous, we were rushed in and out in less than an hour and a half. Three courses and wine in less than 90 minutes was not particularly pleasant. Quite honestly, I'll think twice about going back any time.

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Make Reservations or You`re Not Getting In
Submitted Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 10:06pm [Dine in]

We took the seabus over just after Christmas to check out Jagerhof and were told that there were no tables available, on Sunday nights if you don`t have a reservation you`re out of luck. We decided to try again for my mom`s birthday. I made the reservation two weeks in advance to just to be on the safe side. Our reservation was for 5:30, we were seated immediately, the staff was very friendly and welcoming.

For starters we tried the escargot, rosti with trout and the charcuterie. All were delicious, the trout and rosti was lovely with a nice bit of mixed greens. The escargot were flavourful and well cooked. The charcuterie was very nice, could maybe have used a couple extra pieces of bread, there were three sliceso of each cheese (the cheese was amazing, so rich and creamy) and a prosciuotto and a dried beef with nice unsalted butter, gerkins and pickled onions. I would have been quite happy to have the charcuterie and a bowl of soup.

However, of course we each ordered schnitzel, three of us had the jagerhof schnitzel, my sister had the expo and someone tried the Thuringer bratwurst. The schnitzel was perfectly prepared, huge, almost covered the entire plate but lovely and thin and crisp. The mushroom sauce was served on the side as to not turn the schnitzel soggy. The panfried potatoes were very nice and the mixture of carrots, peas and leeks was delicious, very nicely done. The black forest cake is not prepared in the traditional style but was rich and delicious.

The decor is a bit over the top...I think they`re going for rustic german lodge feel, but it is also very homey and comfortable. I can`t praise the staff enough, so friendly and accommodating. We`ll be back for sure.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
Knocked My Socks Off, Really is Best Greek in the City
Submitted Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

We went for a family birthday dinner tonight, there were seven of us on a Tuesday evening. Had made a reservation, but the restaurant was quite quiet. I was a bit hesitant due to some of the other reviews, but my socks were knocked off.

The decor is a bit cliched, but it was very clean and well taken care of. The waitress was really friendly and gave us very good service. There is a lot of traditional greek items on the menu that you don't find at most of the "greek" restaurants, something there to please anyone.

Four of us had the four course meal for $19 with purchase of a beverage, the other three ordered their own starters and mains. The greek salad starter was nice, not too oily and a nice portion of feta. The pitas were whole wheat and were warm and fluffy, perfectly heated. Those of us doing the meal deal all had the calamari appetizer, which was perfectly cooked, crispy and tender. There was also taramasolata and the marinated artichokes ordered by others. Starters were very good.

Entrees were well timed, coming about five minutes after we finished our starters. I had the spanokapita and grilled artichokes, delicious. The roast potatoes were lovely and the rice pilaf had a bit of arugula tossed in with plenty of carrots and celery, was a nice fresh touch. The calamari and souvlaki had by others looked very nice. One friend had the lamb and said it was by far the best lamb he's ever had, and was a good sized portion. Dessert was bougatsa, lemon custard wrapped in phyllo, again delicious.

I was so pleasantly surprised by dinner tonight I can't stop talking about it. I'm already planning on going back to try some of the other menu items. We had a really enjoyable birthday dinner, thank you Kalamata.

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White Spot1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Two Trips to Get What We Ordered
Submitted Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 1:25pm [Take-out]

At least once a month we order take out from this location. We place our order online. The online order system is great, very specific about all the details of an order. On today's order we were missing the sauce for our beef dip, a side caesar salad and two side spot salads. As well for six people they sent three napkins. By the time someone drove over to pick it up and returned everything was cold. On another occasion they forgot two orders of chicken for two salads and the beef dip jus as well. When you call they are very quick to fix the order, however there should be some process in place to make sure everything goes in the bag to begin with. If you can't handle take out orders, don't offer it as an option. I don't think we'll be ordering from this location again.

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New Asahi Japanese Restaurant1230 Robson Street, Vancouver
Asahi has gone down hill
Submitted Friday, July 20, 2012 - 10:11am [Dine in]

Two years or so ago I took a friend for dinner here to thank him for helping me move. The food and service was very good. It was a bit pricier than some of the other sushi joints in the area but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. He really enjoyed the sashimi and the tempura and rolls were delish. Another friend and I went to yoga yesterday and we were wanting a relatively healthy dinner afterwards so I suggested Asahi. We were seated quickly and the staff was pleasant. He ordered a pineapple juice and shochu and was told they didn't have it, they only had lemon & shochu so he ordered that instead. For dinner we each had a roll combo, I had gomae he ordered the grilled shitake skewers and we each asked for miso soup. The gomae came first, followed quickly by the mushrooms, which weren't quite what he was expecting, no sauce or glaze to them. We were almost done our sushi plates and had to ask the waitress if our miso soup and his drink were coming. The miso soup might as well have been brown water, no miso flavour at all. I had the vegetarian combo with avocado, yam and kappa rolls, they were okay, not horrible but certainly not outstanding. He had the number 1 roll combo with tuna, salmon and California rolls, the tuna and salmon looked good but the Cali roll didn't look that great to me. The bill came to just under $40, which we could have gotten a TON of sushi at some of the other, better, sushi joins in the west end. Sorry Asahi but you're a bit disappointing these days.

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Domo Sushi1160 Melville Street, Vancouver
Good Reliable Sushi
Submitted Friday, June 29, 2012 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

I live just down the street from Domo and pop in at least once a week either for take out or eating in. It is a quite small but is very clean and the staff is incredibly friendly. The quality is solid, fresh ingredients, a good solid little sushi spot.

The eat in menu is more extensive than the takeout, but they cover all the bases. The brown rice sushi is fantastic and they do not skimp on the ingredients. The avocado rolls are the best I've had anywhere, and the goma ae is pretty good too.

I can't say enough how friendly the staff is, I've only ever seen three people working there, I think it's a family run business. Domo is one of my goto restaurants for a good quick sushi fix.

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Babylon Cafe1610 Robson Street, #105, Vancouver
Every week, sometimes twice
Submitted Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:05pm [Take-out]

I love this place! It is tucked away, if you didn't know it was there you might walk right by but you would be missing out on the BEST falafels in town. I've tried a number of the donair/falafel shops around town and this location of Babylon has the best falafel balls around, they are always fresh and nice and crisp on the outside with a soft flavourful inside. The portions are amazing, I always get the veggie plate and it is excellent value, rice (brown is best), salad, a fantastic roasted potatoe, half a pita, two falafel balls and three dolmathes, that is a ton of food, but it is all good quality, they don't skimp on the fresh ingredients.

I've never tried the chicken shwarma or the beef kabob, but we regularly order for lunch and my co-workers love the chicken, the bossman tried the kabob and loved it. If you go at lunchtime this place is hopping, there is not a whole lot of room inside, only three tables but most of their trade is takeout. I've never had a problem with the staff, always friendly and accommodating with special requests, and salads and wraps are made to order.

I'm not sure why the previous reviewer was mentioning that the interior wasn't elegant...it's a donair shop, not a Michelin starred restaurant, what does are they expecting for $10? I love this Babylon, it's great value, the food is fantastic, and yes I really do stop here every week, sometimes twice or thrice!

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Blue Tree Cafe551 Cardero Street, Vancouver
Best Straight Up Coffee
Submitted Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:54am [Take-out]

This neighbourhood gem has become the coffee stop of choice on my walk to work. The coffee shop/lunch bar has a nice modern feel to it and is always clean and well organized. The staff is super friendly and they have the BEST drip coffee I've had in a long time. I don't know what beans they use but the dark roast i usually get has terrific flavour and never a hint of bitterness...I love my coffee and this place has really good coffee. I don't think the muffins and pastries are made in house but they're always fresh and reasonably priced (good cookies and love he eccles squares). Haven't tried the sandwiches/paninis but they look really good. I love the Blue Tree, I'm so glad I stopped in.

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Takis Taverna1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
As Good As I Remember
Submitted Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 12:08pm [Dine in]

Went to Takis last night as part of a large group for a friend's birthday, there were about 35 of us and our host had pre-planned the menu. We dined family style with large platters on each table, starting with pita and dip and greek salad. Then moving on to tons of terrific calamari with tzatziki and spanakopita, the calamari was cooked to perfection, nicely breaded and crunchy and not at all chewy or rubbery. Next came the mains, there was one platter with sides of rice, potatoes, carrots and beans and the mains with lambshank, chicken souvlaki, dolmathes and moussaka. The food was amazing, so much of it and everything cooked to perfection. The staff were very attentive, a terrific night all around.

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Asahi-Ya1230 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great fresh sushi
Submitted Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:31pm [Dine in]

We were walking Robson looking for some dinner and decided to try Asahi for sushi. We had a variety of rolls, cones, tempura and salads and it was all really good. The tuna and salmon was so fresh, portion size is good, value is okay, it's not the cheapest sushi out there but it is probably the best sushi I've had in quite a while. Staff were very friendly and attentive, I'll definitely return for more.

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Mr. Pickwick's Fish & Chips1007 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best Fish & Chips in Vancouver By Far
Submitted Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:26pm [Dine in]

My mom wanted fish and chips for her birthday dinner so six of us went to Mr. Pickwick's, not necessarily exciting but it was what she wanted...and we all walked away satisfied. We had the calamari appie and it was really good, the squid was perfectly cooked, not rubbery or chewy at all. Almost everyone had the fish and chips, one of our party had the Estevan platter with shrimp and scallops, everyone was very happy with their meal, my cod was perfectly done, not too much batter and nice and flaky. I also had the newfie dressing on my chips oh my dog was that good, it's a bit of stuffing sprinkled over the fries and topped with gravy, yum yum! The service was great (Mr. Pickwick even brought out some treacle tarts with a candle) and it's a very friendly place. We loved it, no complaints...and they make pretty good coffee too. Thanks for a great meal!

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Momo Sushi House833 Bidwell Street, Vancouver
Whopping Yam Roll...YUMMO
Submitted Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 9:11pm [Dine in]

Momo Sushi House is a little hole in the wall tucked in behind the Starbucks at Bidwell and Robson, next door to the tiny westend hardware store. I walk by the location each morning on my way to work and though there was a sushi place there previously it didn't last long, and Momo had a bit better look to it. I grabbed a takeout menu on my way by the other day and the prices were comparable to other quick sushi places in the hood.

On my way home tonight I stopped in ordered a yam roll, kappa roll and Goma-ea. There's not too much seating, a few tables inside, one outside and a little sushi bar, so I got mine to go. The rolls and salad were made fresh, the goma-ea was a good sized portion with lots of dressing (not too thick), very good. The kappa roll was great, rather than larger stalks of cucumber they slivered the cucumber and rolled a good sized portion up. But the BEST roll was the most amazing yam roll I've ever had. Wow, it was HUGE! Really, no joking, this yam roll was the size of some house rolls at other sushi places. Lots of nice yam cooked just right with just the right amount of tempura, and it was only $2.50. The whole meal was only just over $8, great value for fresh sushi I say. I'll definitely be back and encourage everyone to give Momo Sushi House a try.

The staff were super friendly, too. I'll be back next week for the yam roll;-)

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Transylvanian Traditions1111 Davie Street, Vancouver
WOW That Was Amazing
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 3:41pm [Dine in]

We stopped by the other day to try out some of the treats at this new little West End Gem. All I can say is WOW, we picked up a selection of squares to try out and they were all amazing. The cake is so very light and soft and the one custard like slice was mmmm good. A nice variety, and not the same thing every other bakery on the street has. They have one neat looking cake that is coiled like a spring that I'm sure would knock your socks off, I can imagine serving it filled with whip cream and fresh fruit. The prices are very reasonable for the quality and serving size. I think they offer some fresh sandwiches and savoury items as well, this place is a welcome addition to the Davie village.

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Cardero Bottega1016 Cardero Street, Vancouver
A West End Secret Revealed
Submitted Wednesday, May 6, 2009 - 3:09pm [Dine in]

I love this little nook for my Italian cooking needs, great pastas, sundried tomatoes, sauces, etc. A nice selection of olives and deli meats/cheeses too. I've only tried the one vegetarian sandwich but it was uber yummy. The service is terrific this place is definitely a keeper and a bonus to the neighbourhood.

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Knight and Day Restaurant1061 Denman Street, Vancouver
Welcome Addition to Denman Street
Submitted Saturday, August 9, 2008 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

Knight & Day is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. I've been several times now for lunch and dinner and the food holds it own. It's nice to have comfy, casual restaurant in the neighbourhood where you can sit and enjoy your meal, not feel rushed or crammed in. The menu is pretty standard diner type fare but I have had no complaints about the food. Calamari dinner was very nice, the squid cooked to perfection and not too salty. Burgers are yummy and the chef salad is tops. I'll be back!!!

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Schnitzelz781 Denman St., Vancouver
Schnitzelicious
Submitted Friday, July 4, 2008 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

I couldn't wait for this place to open and since it finally has we've been back every second week for our schnitzel fix. The ordering is somewhat fast foodish but they bring your order to the table and the decor is nice. There are two large tv's on the walls for those looking to catch the game over a pint.

The meals are an unbelievably good deal, 8.95 for most of the pork schnitzel selections with real mashed potatoes and the logger schnitzel comes with mushroom gravy mmmm loads of mushroom gravy. The bean salad is not bad, wax beans in a very light vinagrette with some fresh dill and the coleslaw is your average creamy coleslaw but quite good, the dressing isn't too heavy.

I have to say as far as schnitzels go this place makes the best in the city, even better than the Austrian club in Richmond and the Alpen club. The breading is a bit different, I think they use a bit of panko in it but it's really nice and crisp, not greasy or heavy at all. And the portions, holy really for less than nine dollars it's a great deal. I can't say enough how much we like this place. We'll be back again and again!!!

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Roscoe's Restaurant1635 Robson St., Vancouver
Back for Dinner
Submitted Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

Didn't feel up to doing any dishes after a day of shopping so stopped at Roscoe's on our way home for a bite. We both had the liver and onions and it was outstanding. The liver was cooked to perfection, very tender and juicy with lots of gravy, a large portion. Came with grilled potatoes, yummy, carrots and peas, meh, and coleslaw...check that, the best coleslaw I've had in quite a while. We were early, just around 5ish, there were only two other tables and the service was quite slow. We weren't in any rush so we didn't mind and the food more than made up for it. I'll definitely go back for the liver and onions.

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Sejuiced1958 W.4th Ave, Vancouver
Best Grilled tofu
Submitted Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

Grabbed a quick bite at Sejuiced before heading off to a movie last night. Was my first time having a meal there, have tried the smoothies and juices before but decided to try the Mega Protein salad which came with a side of garlic bread and grilled tofu for 7.95. Great deal for a meal sized salad. The garlic bread was very tasty but the grilled tofu was to die for, would love to know what their marinade is. Left feeling very satisfied, good food, great location and good value for the $.

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Falafel King1110 Denman Street, Vancouver
Repeat Customer
Submitted Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

Have been going to Falafel King on Denman for a few years now, it's my preferred spot to grab a quick bite. My fave is the falafel plate which comes with a good portion of hummus, falafel balls, pita and tossed salad. They have the best dressing, I wish they sold it by the bottle. The staff is always friendly and service is quick, I usually get mine to go and either take it home or walk down to the beach and find a bench in the sun. They also make terrific tabbouleh.

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