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mithelmaulerVancouverSince July 27, 20099 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.9)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service4 (4.1)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Honolulu Cafe3340 Kingsway, #240, Vancouver
I tried to give it more chance but....
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 1:10am [Dine in]

I had a lot of good memory dining at Honolulu Cafe...the Richmond location which is now gone. How foolish was I to try to look for the same memory at this Kingsway location. Because of the location, I sometimes come over to meet my friend for lunch during weekdays. I am not such a picky eater however, enough time I tried out the fried noodles, which should be the most simple to make, turned out to be pretty bland and lacking flavour. Then tried the currey, I mean how can any HK cafe screw up on the currey...wrong!!! with though as boot beef brisket and sauce which doesn't taste remotely like the flavourful currey I always crave :(

Service wise I still want to give some points out because the ladies working there still do a good job serving customers. They were very prompt and polite about my request.

Value wise, I found it to be on the cheaper range among other HK cafe, average $1 less per dish compare to the richmond ones....but hey, you get what you paid for.

Ambiance: I mean usualy I don't expect much ambiance from an HK cafe. But at least the Richmond location was nice and clean. This one was just messy, especially behind the service counter. I just don't think any guy with a rational mind would choose this place for a dinner date.

I guess the Richmond Honolulu will only live in my memory.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Guud Izakaya experience
Submitted Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:53am [Dine in]

This Guu location was my very first izakaya experience a few years back. Coming back after a long absent I found the food quality is still remains great. I am not much for essay writing so here is the break down.

Food:
Treated a friend out tonight who has never visted an izakaya before. He was very impressed with the flavour of the dishes, especially the signature pumpkin croquette, the okonomiyaki, kim chi fried rice....probably the best was the masa grilled pork. We found the flavour of the dishes are just right, neither too bland nor to overwhelming.

Service:
Efficient polite, prompt ...although the a waiter did forget our request for more green tea. reason why i still give a 4 for score is because considering it was a loud, fast pace, and almost insane environment, just put yourself in the shoes of the servers and you will see how difficult it is.

Value:
Costed us about 26 bucks per person including tips+tax with enough food (and some sake) to feed 2 grown men. For the quality of food getting + some booze, I found the deal is better than going to all you can eat japanese food.

Ambiance:
I don't think this location will get any awards for being posh or romantic, being loud and abit crowded at times. Still its good enough for casual dining/drinking with a few friends.

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Green Lemongrass1086 Kingsway, Vancouver
Not simply a pho place
Submitted Monday, September 6, 2010 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

An uncle of mine introduced me to this restaurant as he said this is something different. When I checked out the menu, he wasn't kidding. There is a selection of pho noodles as well as the other familiar Vietnamese dishes such as spring rolls and salad rolls. However, they have some interesting entree selection as well.

I sticked with the usual special pho noodles (which always means got everything in there), but we also ordered the spring roll, their spicy and sour soup noodle (sorry forgot the name). We also ordered their stir fried lemon grass chicken pot and stir fried green beans.

I loved what they did with the spring rolls, the wrapping is the true rice wrappings, rather than the chinese ones. Also their pho and other soup noodle are nicely flavoured. As for their other entree dishes, you sort of can tell they are freshly made as well.

Service was attentive and friendly. Even though the place started to be busy at times, they still carry out their request efficiently and with a friendly manner.

As for the ambience, it is actually very clean and with nice decorations. Maybe not the most romantic place, but still it is very comfortable to enjoy some good food with friends

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Avenue Grill, The2114 W 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Nice little corner
Submitted Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 9:10pm [Dine in]

I was here with a friend for dinner a few weeks back. I always have a love for tiny restaurant, because they are usually quiet and I can enjoy the company of friends.

I myself order their spiced calamari. It was abit too salty to be honest so I had to eat it with a lettece.

Other than the appy, the entree, which was lasanga was actually quite good. I love the creamy flavour of the sauce because it taste very different. The server explained that the chef is Iranian so he made some of is own blend of sauce.

For desert, I guess because I am always a chocolate peanutbutter fan. Their choco peanut butter cake was absolute fantastic!!!

As for service, its decent. They took my order, followup to make sure we are okay and promptly service my request. I could not ask for more

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Samurai Sushi on Fraser6428 Fraser Street, Vancouver
My default sushi place
Submitted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:57pm [Dine in]

I am a regular customer at samurai sushi on Fraser, for a very good reason.

Being a sushi freak, their enormous roll size is exactly suited my needs. I usually order their maki C or a combination of other sushi rolls. Size is one thing but the quality is also present as the ingredient is always fresh. Here is something I learned about sushi place is that the busy one will always get busier because the shelf time for the fish is minimal as they always need to replenish with fresh supply.

No one can argue about the value, and if thats not good enough, the 10% take out special makes it even better.

The staff are very attentive and friendly, even though at times they get swamped with phone calls, in house customer, pickup customer. The manager did a great job on keeping everything together, and still do it with a smile.

Though ambiance is abit simple, and the restaurant is small. Still, its a nice place for me to sit at a sushi bar by myself or with a friend and enjoy some good food

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Red Tuna Sushi & Noodle Cafe8273 Granville St., Vancouver
Great food and warm service
Submitted Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 7:49pm [Dine in]

After church service on Sundays, we usually go to various places around the hood for lunch, Red Tuna being one of them.

Its is a small cozy Japanese sushi and noodle house. Though the restaurant is small, nonetheless it is very clean, tidy and cozy.

Their sushi is fresh, well made and of reasonable size. I highly recommend their cali/spicy tuna combo with miso soup for people who loves sushi only. Their cooked food is just as good, with fresh ingredients, and authentic taste. Just a tip, for anyone who can't figured what to order, their bento box is a good way to start. It has a variety of items both sushi and cooked and the portion is generous.

Best is the service, the server lady is very attentive and friendly. Even though at times she was busy with accomodating both eat in and take out customers, she always get us what we need with a smile.

Our church crew become their regulars and from time to time they even give treat on the house.

Of the dinning choice around the South Grandville area, Red Tuna is one of, if not the best choice out there

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Ichiro Japanese Restaurant12011 2nd Avenue, #110, Richmond
Solid Japanese experience
Submitted Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

I had the pleasure of dinning at Ichiro several times already. I discovered this place while out with my ex a few years ago while we hang around the Steveston area.

I really enjoy the warm and cozy atmosphere of this restaurant, especially the layout gave plenty of windows seating.

During out visit tonight, we order a few items, mainly sashimi dishes (Toro, red tuna, salmon), some sushi rolls, their house special rice called Ichiro Don (must try). Food quality is really outstanding, the sashimi is fresh and with the correct desired taste. I also noticed the sauces they use are different than other conventional Japanese restaurant. For instance, the seaseme sauce for the gomae is different from the usual white Chinese seaseme paste you see at your AYCE establishment, being Chinese I can tell.

Service in the restaurat is excellent. The waitresses always efficiently service our request with a friendly attitude.

Although when you see the menu it seems the individual items are more expensive than your usual Japanese places. They might be, but our bill tonight for 3 people is just around 66 dollars and we get premium sashimi. If we were to eat at a AYCE, it would have cost would be $90, and all we get is to stuff ourselves silly with lesser than premium items. That is why I decided to give a 4 stars on value.

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Paul's Kitchen4651 No. 3 Road, #135, Richmond
A nice comfy place for Hong Kong style food
Submitted Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

My friend and I had a great memory of eating at Paul's during the day when they are still at the Parker Place food court. In the recent years, they have moved to the Super Store complex at # 3. My friend was thrilled to find this place again.

While far from being qualified as a suitable place for a dinner date, the place does has its unique Hong Kong style feel. For anyone from HK you see Paul reminds you of the local cafe down at the street corner.

The quality of food is comparable with the major HK cafe in richmond. I usually enjoy their curry beef rice, with the sauce taste just right or their fried rice and noodle hot off the wok with fresh ingredient.

As for service, of course its not exactly a full service restaurant, but the co-owner lady does her best to make sure the tables are clean, taking orders and bringing food to the table. (Mind you the whole place is operated by a husband/wife team).

Very well recommended

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Bonqula8460 Alexandra Road, #165, Richmond
Different Japanese Experience
Submitted Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 1:17am [Dine in]

I first heard about this restaurant through a magazine from a chinese news paper. Always interested in Japanese cruisine, I have to give this place a try.

I took my friends here on Saturday, we ordered their croquette special apetizers, we were all impressed. Then come the entries. We ordered some of the meals the waiter recommended, the curry pork cutlet omlette rice, port cutlet toban set meal, and the bbq teriyaki salmon meal and the halibit gyoza plate. Each meal was very beatifully laid out with accompanying dishes. flavour wise we are impressed with our individual dishes.

As for the service, the waiter who served us was friendly and attentive. Our tea was promptly filled without us having to call him.

Indeed though this isn't exactly a sushi restaurant, but it offers a different Japanese dinning experience.

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