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moussyVancouverSince November 19, 200560 Reviews
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I Cafe2525 Heather Street, Vancouver
Food is a Failure. Decor is Deceiving.
Submitted Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 9:08pm [Dine in]

I came here with a girlfriend a few weeks ago, because ever since they reno-ed, I've always wanted to try their food since the place looked so nice and sleek from the outside. So before going out, I suggested to go here.

The service was good at first, and we were seated quickly. The menu compared to other HK cafes were much overpriced. I decided to be "safe" (or so i thought) and ordered chicken spaghetti with cheese and cream sauce.
Unusually, my food came quick, and I looked at the plate.
I did not see any chicken, more so something that looked like squid. There were tons of mushrooms that weren't even cooked. The spaghetti was lukewarm. And no cheese. I asked the waitress if this really was the plate I ordered, and asked why there was no chicken. She pointed at this white stuff and told me that was the chicken. Well I HAD to believe her.

I took a bite, the cream sauce did not taste like ANYTHING. It seemed like I was just shoving tasteless mayo into my mouth. The mushrooms were cold when I bit into them, and the chicken was the worst. It was some sort of artificial chicken, those things you find in cans. Plus, there weren't a lot of these artificial canned chicken in the dish either. The portions were smaller than what you get at any other cafes, and the drinks here are horrendously pricey as well. Also the specials don't have much choice.

Not a lot of people were there, and it was dinner time around 6pm. I should have noticed this and should have left quickly, because this was the first time I have ever pushed my plate away and refused to eat this. Even with adding a ton of salt did I not taste anything remotely good in my spaghetti. I did pay nonetheless, because I did choose this plate.

So, do be careful what you choose. The rice dishes may not be any different. I know now that I will never set foot in this place nor will I be telling anyone about I-Cafe either.

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Shota Sushi & Grill5688 Yew Street, Vancouver
Love the Rolls!
Submitted Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 2:49am [Dine in]

Shota is right beside the big starbucks on 41st in Kerrisdale. This is seriously the only sushi place in Kerrisdale worth visiting. After going to the others, they cannot compare.

Their special rolls are delicious, especially the scallop magma (?). Their sashimi is fresh and diverse as well, ranging from the typical to very expensive and unique sashimi. This place is for the adventurous and traditional sushi lovers alike. Service is attentive as well. A great place to go. But, the udons aren't so great if you're a udon lover.

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Tokachi Japanese Restaurant10767 King George Highway, Surrey
Family Favourite
Submitted Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 2:37am [Dine in]

I live in Surrey, and this is the japanese place my family always goes to. The sashimi here is one of the best, and like the previous poster, the cooked food is pretty good, but you have to come here for the raw food. Their sushi boats/platters are delicious and affordable. With tempura as the appetizers, nothing can go wrong. The owners are japanese, and although the area is one of the shadiest in Surrey...or maybe even Vancouver, this place is a must-try.

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Delilah's1789 Comox Street, Vancouver
Birthday Blast
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

I went here for my birthday dinner. I reserved for a group of 20, and they told me that I would have to leave the tables at 9:30 (I arranged it for 7:30 I think). I was glad they told me in advance.

The dinner was quick to order, as they had the set menus and selections in a piece of paper. Our food came in time and it was well done. I loved my meal and especially the creme brulee. The whole restaurant sang happy birthday to me and there was even a drag queen singing show! Very entertaining restaurant.

The ambiance was very warm, but we were tabled near the serving hall, so it was a bit uncomfortable to move around or take pictures. The servers were funny though! That was a plus. I liked how the dinner went, and we weren't pressured to leave right away at 9:30. Very pleased. I shall visit again. Thank you!

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
Hot Hot Hot!
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 11:24pm [Dine in]

I agree. Just because they are not of ethnic Japanese establishment, doesn't mean they are bad. I know some of non-Japanese sushi places that can surpass the authentic ones very easily. Please don't underestimate.

Anyways, their food is very hot. All of them are served right away, and the warmth is really addictive. I tried the Yam tempura fries....and they even had purple yam!! It was pretty interesting. Their green tea....was so hot that I couldn't drink it until later. The green tea is of good quality as well, as I can notice the difference in color. I had the nabeyaki udon, which did not have much chicken in it, but the quantity and flavour of soup was delicious. I enjoyed my visit to this place and shall come back again. I think this is the only japanese restaurant worth visiting in Kerrisdale. There aren't many anyways.

Service is quick, but the old hostess lady can't seem to calculate correctly....

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Aoki Sushi1888 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Just like any Japanese-owned..?
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 11:55am [Dine in]

I thought this place would be a wonderful find according to the previous reviews, but the only thing I found that was different was their presentation of food and maybe the sashimi was of better quality. The service was a bit difficult, as they could not speak English very well, but they were kind and accomodating.

Their food is good, but does not grab my attention in terms of distinctiveness. It is fresh, and it's basically any other Japanese-owned Japanese restaurant I know. The saba is recommendable. Their desserts are pretty good as well, I would try those.

Seems to be a popular among the locals. If I was a local, I would come here as well, but not drive an hour to see what the hype is about.

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9th Avenue Grill1822 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Busy Brunching
Submitted Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 11:49am [Dine in]

I would have to say that 9th Avenue Grill is one of the better breakfast and brunch locations of Vancouver. Clean and simple, they serve breakfast to the busy crowd of Broadway, and line ups are usually mandatory.

The tables are clean but a bit close to one another. However, the waiting time for the food is just right and they do their breakfast well. It's not oily at all, and the food actually tastes fresh and just made unlike some other breakfast places. They serve all kinds of breakfast, and their fresh fruit actually looks fresh. I ordered Veggie Hash, but the lady did not hear me correctly so I received a Crispy Bacon Hash. I didn't mind, but if I was a vegetarian, I wouldn't have been pleased.

Their bennys are delicious and the pancakes are average. The plus of this place is the cleanliness and "non-greasiness" of the food. I shall return for another visit!

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Yummmm
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

Went here last night for dinner. The place was packed but we were seated very quickly.

Complimentary nachos were given and they were good! The salsa was spicy, so it gave a zing to every bite. Ordered margaritas, and the pineapple margarita was delicious, but the mango was a bit too sweet/syrupy.

The food took a very very long time to arrive, but when it did, it was mouth-watering. I ordered a fajita burrito, and couldn't finish half. The mexican rice was average...salad was good. Liked how there were fresh apples to add to the taste. My friend had the chicken burrito, and the refried beans were yummy! I thought they would actually be whole beans, but they turned out to be a mash. I didnt think they were salty at all - more on the sweet side even.

The service was pretty slow, but refills of water came by often.
I liked the vibe of the restaurant - colourful and warm, just what a mexican restaurant should feel like.

I would definitely go back for some more refried beans and fajita burritos!!!! Try the fajita burrito! It's delicious!!!

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Provence Marinaside1177 Marinaside Cres, Vancouver
Beautiful at Night!
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 6:45pm [Dine in]

Went here for a birthday party. The service was prompt and we were seated quickly. We were treated very well considering a lot of restaurants are very poor in service with large groups.

Had a bunch of antipasti - grilled squid, calamari, polenta, boconccini. I had the polenta, and it was the worst out of all. Too mushy and did not taste like anything. The other antipasti were very very good, the flavours were very delicate, not too strong.

I had grilled trout .. pretty good, with a good cream sauce and vegetables. My friends had a variety of entrees - meat, pasta, etc. They were all very well done.

The best part were the desserts - although I chose the worst dessert - the lavender cheesecake....not bad, but i would have definitely chose something else.. (I chose the worst of everything... not so lucky), my friends had this AMAZING clafoutis. That was seriously the best dessert I have tasted in a very very long time. Creamy, light and fruity.....it felt like a very light cheesecake with delicate flavours and soft crumbs. The chocolate mousse was very nice too.

I love the setup of Provence. You can buy things to take out, which is great because their antipasti are pretty good. The food is worth its value. I think its a totally affordable restaurant, considering the location as well.

Would definitely come back very soon.

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Hanako Japanese Restaurant15135 101 Avenue, #205, Surrey
Another awesome japanese restaurant in Surrey
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 6:35pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch a while ago, and really liked the sushi here.

I forgot what I had exactly, but the tempura was very crunchy here, and sashimi very fresh. Sometimes I think some restaurants in Surrey are so much better than the ones in Vancouver because their quality is so much better with a cheaper price.

The service was very prompt and friendly. I saw the artwork on the way to the washroom and thought it was cute. But it is a very small restaurant, not really for parties, but just for a lunch with a few friends.

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Akasaka Japanese Restaurant15110 101st Avenue, Surrey
Awesome Food, Awesome Service.
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 6:30pm [Dine in]

This place has changed owners and names numerous times. It's that japanese restaurant right beside Oriental buffet. I thought it wasn't that great, but when I went once, I kept going back.

Their sashimi is very fresh, big in portion and vary in variety. Their rolls are funky and very filling. I love how their sunomono is so much bigger than other restaurants. My favourites here are the Crispy Roll, Power of Love Roll, Ahi Tuna Sashimi, Ebi Mayo, and Agedashi Tofu.

The best deal here is the Sashimi Boat Combo B, which includes 20 different appetizers, a HUGE sashimi boat accompanied with a spicy hot pot with rice for 100. It says it's for 3 people usually, but I was stuffed when I came with 5 people. A very generous portion indeed.

Their restaurants have tables and rooms. Ask for rooms as they are quieter and the service is actually better there because there are more rooms than tables.

Try it, and you'll love it.

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Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Picked the WRONG pizza.
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

I heard that this place has great pizzas. I chose the "Aphrodite" pizza, because I thought that was the good/popular pizza, but I got that mixed up with the "Penny Lane". The pizza I got had a unique taste (pesto, almonds, chicken) but it was dry as heck. Couldn't finish and packed it home. The reason why I give it four stars is that their yam fries made up for it......they were awesome, with the balsamic reduction added to it. The aioli however, was a bit too dense for me.

The ambience is nice, very dark which would be a great hangout at night with friends. The service however, is pretty slow. There weren't much people here, but no one came around.

Would like to give the pizzas another chance if I swing by 4th again.

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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Late Night Fix
Submitted Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 6:15pm [Dine in]

Went to the naam very later (around 3) for food.. obviously no one was there so seated quickly.

Nachos were pretty good but the cheese was a bit too dry in my opinion. The quesadillas were good, and the tea was warm. However, seeing that these were all vegetarian, I thought it was pretty yummy, even for people who would like meat.

Really nothing much to say about the service, just average. I would have wanted to try out their sesame fries, or their soy shakes but didnt have the chance.

Ambience was very warm, but it was a jumbo mumbo of all kinds of posters and paraphernalia.

Really an average restaurant in my opinion, good for late night vegetarian food. Would like to visit during the evenings to see if it is better.

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Bistro Sakana1123 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Dishes with Flair
Submitted Tuesday, August 29, 2006 - 2:03pm [Dine in]

Arrived at the restaurant very early for dinner- we were their first customers that night! Welcomed warmly and seated. Since we were the only customers, the service was great and prompt.

Ordered the agedashi mochi and tuna tataki. Mochi was unique! Very light in tempura batter, which was wonderful, but not as hot as i wanted it to be. The tuna tataki was good, portion was big and the flavour was crispy and fresh. They also serve sunomono as a starting appetizer, which was average. I've had better sunomono.

I had the super 7 roll and the unagi roll. The super 7 roll was a taster of many of the varieties of rolls they had. I really liked them all! Some tasted creamy, some were crunchy and some were sweet. I loved the diversity of flavours in one dish. The unagi roll was good, but I think I would have liked it better if I got the Unagi sushi instead. My friend had the caterpillar roll with tamago sushi and kani, and she said she really liked the texture of the caterpillar roll.

We tried the tempura figs with green tea ice cream for dessert. I never tried figs before and they were pretty good! Tempura was lightly battered again, which was awesome. The flavour of coulis didn't appeal to me too much, but I liked how the coulis was not put on top of the figs so we can control the amount and it wouldn't make the figs soggy.

Overall a good visit. I would definitely come back and try it out for lunch or the other appetizers, and the super 7 roll. The decor was alright, kinda looks ordinary in my opinion.

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Moxie's Classic Grill808 Bute Street, Vancouver
So, have you been trained?
Submitted Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 11:53am [Dine in]

Came in here, greeted by the hostess nicely. Sat down, the server seemed to know what she was doing at first. Margaritas served, orders taken.

....Orders did not come for the longest time. For some reason, people who came here after us got their food first, and we didn't know what the hell was going on. Then a WHILE after, the waitress comes with 3 plates....not 4. She told us before that she was going to put in our orders altogether so that we can get our food at the same time. I wouldn't really complain about this, but listen to what's going to happen next.

My meal was alright, but smaller in portion than the other Moxies locations. My friend's philly steak was good, but I don't like greasy sandwiches. She never got ketchup or the basil mayo dip that she ordered with her fries. Ok..... The prawn stirfry that my other friend got was too greasy..I didn't like it... and my friend's burrito or something i forgot....didn't arrive AFTER we had finished our own meals.

Water was never refilled, the waitress seemed to be all over the place with her ditziness in the patio. I think the manager noticed and she started coming around the tables as well. At least she kind of made up for the service. But one thing I would have to compliment is the decor. Beautiful, better than the Earls on top across the street. I love their patterns and how they set up the area!

More annoying things that happened were that the stupid waitress didn't even separate our checks properly. If it wasn't for the ambience, I would never come back. Maybe I won't, cause there are tons of Moxies locations that can be as nice as this one and serve better food.

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Bin 942 Tapas Parlour1521 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Hand it to them for Creativity.
Submitted Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 11:43am [Dine in]

I desperately wanted to try this place out a while ago. So my friends and I decided to check this place out, and were seated quickly because we got there before the lineups!

Ordered digby scallops and prawns, ahi tuna and the duck breast. The digby scallops and prawns had a great flavour to them, but portion was smaller than I expected. Maybe it was because we were sharing this between three people, but thats what came to my mind. Ahi Tuna was good too, but nothing to rave about. My favourite was the duck breast. Very juicy, and had delicious risotto croquettes that melted in your mouth. Cheese fondue with that dish was also wonderful. We wanted to try the butternut risotto, but they didn't have it for some reason.

Desserts here are awesome! Had the creme brulee and cheesecake. Cheesecake is definitely recommended to try. Very smooth and light, not too sweet....and the crust and cream cheese compliment each other perfectly. Creme brulee was good, but not the best I've tried.

Service was good. Timing is right between the dishes. But I don't really like loud places where you can barely hear the person speak.. But then again, Bin 942 wouldn't seem so exciting without it either. The loud music seems to match their decor well.

I'd come back if I felt like having unique tapas for an alright price...but would come back definitely for desserts. Not sure if this place is as good as people claim it to be, but their creativity shows off well without the pretentiousness.

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Richmond Sushi8388 Capstan Way, #1488, Richmond
Changes in Menu
Submitted Monday, August 21, 2006 - 4:29pm [Dine in]

Went here yesterday...last time I came here was in May and it was for dinner. I went for lunch this time. The lunches are very affordable - 10.95 on weekdays and 11.95 on weekends.

First thing we noticed was that the menu had changed. The sashimi did not have limits - it was completely excluded out of the regular menu. However, they now have this option where you just add 3 bucks to get UNLIMITED sashimi but we chose not to.

The food selection is always good at Richmond Sushi. It's comparable to Shabusen, but not equally as good. Some of the sushis are awesome, and some are not. I recommend trying the spicy tuna, beef short ribs, shrimp shumai and curry croquette. Maki rolls are good as always. The chicken teriyaki roll isn't so great, in my opinion. The chicken knees are alright as well. Tonkatsu went down in quality, and the teriyakis can be hot or lukewarm, it always depends. But nevertheless this place is always good and the service is friendlier than usual ayce. The waiters were really nice to us and gave us lots of refills and took our plates away quickly.

A recommended ayce place to go. I have yet to try ebei, kishu poppo and tanpopo as they are currently getting good reviews. But this place will always be one of the top for sushi ayce.

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Joey550 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
I came in with high hopes..
Submitted Friday, August 18, 2006 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

After being at Joey Tomatos in Coquitlam, and hearing that its better than the Broadway location, I don't think I would really come back unless my friends wanted to go.

I think this place is no better than Earls or Cactus or Moxies...the food is not that special and it doesn't live up to the hype.
I came in here expecting many things. The appetizers, however were pretty good; the ahi tuna tacos were delicious....but easily falling apart, the edamame was alright, but I'm not a fan of edamame in the first place. The sweet chili chicken was good, but I wouldn't really order that because I can get the same thing with bigger quantity at a chinese or korean rest. with a cheaper price.

My chicken souvlaki sucked. For that price, I can get souvlaki thats so much better....and their fries did not impress me at all. Maybe I picked the wrong one....I wanted to try the ahi salad, but I've heard a lot of bad reviews about it....so I took it safe. Maybe I should have risked that chance.
My friend's diva salad was alright. She told me that it was better before and there was too much seasoning in this one....but I thought it was alright. However, I really think it would be better with focaccia or some other type of bread....I didn't like the idea of having a huge taco shell for a side order.
Dessert wasn't that great. Apple pie.....yeah, ordinary. The apples were too thick to be enjoyed, and the crust and bottom fell apart too easily that we had trouble eating it.

Service was awesome though. Give props for that.

Nonetheless, I don't really have the urge to go back. I'll try out the Broadway location for the patio...but other than that.....I don't want to go back really. I rather stick to Earl's or Moxies.

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Caffe Sette818 Burrard St, Vancouver
Beautiful, yet Bleh
Submitted Tuesday, August 15, 2006 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

The ambience is awesome when you go in. I went in late night, so the vibe was all lounge-like and the lights had a red glow. There was a gypsy band playing and it was nice.

My friend and I were in the booth. Very comfy and spacious. The menu had lots of variety. I chose the smoked salmon caesar with a limonata and my friend had a panini italian with a lime daiquiri.

The salad... was alright. portion was very small, and the dressing was dousing the lettuce like no tomorrow. the capers were funny tasting and salty. the smoked salmon was ..well smoked salmon. nothing special.

The panini apparently wasn't that great either...my friend found it too small, and there wasn't much in the sandwich. Her drink was the worst; the lime daiquiri was so strong that she couldnt even finish it. It tasted more like a margarita as well.

Service was amateurish. She was nice, but clumsy. She did not set the cutlery properly, and she spilled the daiquiri on the table when she brought it.
Just a place to lounge and chat....nothing to rave about in terms of eating. Maybe a nice place for drinks and dessert. I'll have to try it out during lunch. dunno why the beat makes this place sound awesome.

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Earls1185 Robson St, Vancouver
Tested and True.
Submitted Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 2:47am [Dine in]

I've been to this location several times, for martinis, for appies and for entrees.

I have to say, Earl's is the best out of the chain restaurants in its genre. I would say Earls, then Moxies, then Cactus. The others don't compare.

Martini selections are pretty good. I prefer the Pear martini. Sweet and fruity!
Appies are good, especially the calamari. The wings are a bit too boring....would be better if they had different flavours. I'm sure they do, cause I had honey garlic wings at the Guildford location.
I had the Cajun Chicken Salad, and I must say, this deserves a 5 star. I love the focaccia, which complements the salad perfectly. The dressing is just right, and the chicken is well seasoned and huge. The price is def. worth it. I think this beats the spicy seafood penne that I usually order. Simply delicious.

Service kinda lags because theres so many people here all the time. The ambience is pretty good, like the other Earl's locations. The patio is alright too, but beware the noise and some of the spots don't have heaters, so expect to be a bit chilly in some areas.

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