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mountpleasant_bvancouverSince November 5, 20089 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Terracotta Modern Chinese52 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Gastown Chinese, at last!
Submitted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

Strolled into Terracotta Modern Chinese on a slow wednesday evening. Wasn't sure what type of atmosphere to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find a sleek room with plenty of friendly service. The menu consists of tapas-style Chinese dishes, some traditional, and others very modern. The braised pork sliders, for instance, were a new taste that left nothing to be desired. We also ordered the chicken cartlidge, which was the perfect blend of moisture and crunch, the Beijing fried rice, green beans, and a dim-sum style rendering of the shrimp and bean-curd rolls. All in all the food was very tasty, and for under $10 per dish, did not leave a sizeable dent in the wallet. From speaking with the friendly managers on the floor, it was apparent that they were newly opened, and still trying to find their way into the gastown scene. i will definitely give Terracotta another visit, particularly when their patio opens for summer-service.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
A regular Main Street visit
Submitted Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 10:08pm [Dine in]

I can't help but to chuckle when people give this place 4-stars on the ambiance scale. i mean please, LETS be serious here. but the food, ah yes the food. not the most tasty, nor the cleanest, but for the price, pretty darn good. Nobody can complain about a bowl of curry for $5. And the Laksa, its worth a try as well. I particularly like the Hainanese rice as well as the Nasi Goreng (spicy rice). So overall I am admittedly a regular at Hawkers. Its fast, its cheap, and the food is solid. Lower your expectations just a tad and you will be pleasantly surprised!

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Trocadero Pizza & Steak House2411 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
steak and spag!
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

I've been a regular at Trocadero for some time now. The family that runs the restaurant is always warm and welcoming, and never too busy to have a chat with anyone that strolls through the doors. Though I normally stick to my bread and butter while eating Greek (roast lamb, of course), I decided only recently to try their steak and spaghetti. Perhaps I have harvested a stereotype with steak at Greek restaurants- but Trocadero managed to break those. The cut of meat was delightfully flavourful and cooked to med-rare perfection. The spaghetti with meat sauce was generously portioned, and again, left nothing to be desired in the taste department. To fully compliment my experience, the waitor insisted I have not only a beer, but a shot of Ouzo on the house- now thats service! I highly recommend Troc's to anyone that loves Greek food and great people!

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Chau Kitchen & Bar1500 Robson Street, Vancouver
hands down, the best curry noodle soup in the city
Submitted Thursday, November 27, 2008 - 1:18am [Dine in]

so i've reviewed this restaurant already, given rave reviews on their pho... 'nuff said, right? well i thought so too. but then 2 nights ago i tried a bowl of their curry noodle soup on recommendation from the server. i must admit, i was a bit apprenhensive. i mean, ordering THAT meant NOT ordering regular pho. but i caved. and wow, what a blessing. the curry flavours were spiced to perfection- not too much coconut, and spicy enough to leave a tingle on your tongue. the bowl was packed with vegetables, chicken (upon request), noodles and curry broth. from the moment my dinner hit the table, till the moment i was done, i must have been smiling. if you are a curry lover, you really must try this bowl of wonders. i can honestly say, it will most likely put any great bowl of curry-soup you've ever had into a distant second place.

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Slickety Jim's Chat n' Chew2513 Main St., Vancouver
Funky Brunch
Submitted Monday, November 24, 2008 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

I have always been an enormous breakfast fan, and the addition of Slickety Jim's several years back (triggering the birth of muiltiple Main Street breakfast joints, I might add) was a blessing in my books. The decor is unique- from the recycled bus-seats to the clutters of clutter, it reminds me of a combination kitchen-living room you might see in your collectomaniac grandma's house. sometimes your eye wanders too far and you think to yourself... what the f%$k?! ah yes, back to the food. the breakfast is phenomenal. original benedicts are bountiful here, and the sandwiches pack a mean punch as well. service can be slow, but its worth the wait. if you like brunch, check this one out.

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Shiro3096 Cambie Street, Vancouver
top-notch sushi
Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 2:00am [Dine in]

shiro has been a neighbourhood favourite of mine for quite some time now. the sashimi is always fresh and tasty, and the real crab california rolls are some of the best in the city. if you want to try something new, try the chawan mushi, which takes about 20 minutes to come out, but is well worth the wait. unlike some japanese retaurants, shiro is consistantly good, which always keeps me comin' back during a sushi-craving. the service is prompt and friendly, and the pocky sticks served with the bill are an original touch.

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Prata-Man9060 Capstan Way, #180, Richmond
hainanese-heaven
Submitted Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 1:37pm [Dine in]

easily the best hainanese chicken around. even my friends from singapore were blown away. i could eat the chive oil by itself! the ambiance is truly lacking, but who cares! let's be honest, are we heading there to sip on cocktails and talk about worldly issues? try also the green onion prata bread with curry sauce to dip. delish!

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
ummm...no
Submitted Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 12:28am [Dine in]

rekados, the first modern filipino cuisine on the trendy main street corridor...such potential...alas, too bad. the calamari was mildly tasty, i will admit, with a nice aioli dip on the side. and the presentation was better than expected as well. but honestly, the adobo and palabok (said to be the staples of filipino cuisine) had little taste to them and required only a handful of bites to completely lose their appeal. the worst part of our meal, however, was that one of the servers came to our table in the middle of our meal and offered us a noodle dish, claiming it was very delicious. we hesitantly accepted her offer, although we had more than enough food in front of us already. perhaps we were being ignorant, but when someone offers you food (post-order), generally i assume its on the house. we were quickly disturbed to realize that 30 seconds after giving her the green light, she came walking towards our table with the "delicious" noodle-dish. ummm, can you say "kitchen mistake?!". so let me get this straight, the kitchen made an order of noodles by mistake, and so the server came to our table and sold it to us? brutal. and by the way, the noodles were bland, luke-warm, and overall uninviting to the eye. sorry rekados, coulda done better.

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
a gastown gem!
Submitted Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 1:27am [Dine in]

recently stumbled upon Boneta a few weeks back while out on the town with a few friends. We were immediately drawn inside by the striking decor, highlighted by the enormous and innate mirrors hung cleverly on the ceilings. we ordered the bison carpaccio as well as the poutine to share for starters. while the poutine was only slightly above average, the bison was outstanding! generously portioned and well presented, we were scrapping for the last pieces! then for mains, my girlfriend ordered the duck, and i had tenderloin. both dishes were quite nice, and for a change, i was actually full leaving the restaurant! the cherry on top was that the manager came over towards the end of our meal and offered us complimentary shooters of his premium tequilla- a very nice gesture (we gladly obliged). the price for the meal was around $300 for 4 of us, but that included cocktails, a bottle of wine, desert etc. all in all it was a great night out, and we are all agreed that we'd be back to Boneta!

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