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moussyVancouverSince November 19, 200560 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
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Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
need another visit
Submitted Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 9:22pm [Dine in]

Went here right when they opened on a saturday with a friend.
We didn't really know what to order, so we decided to play it safe and order a cheese croquette, chicken teriyaki ramen and chicken teriyaki udon.

The service was kinda slow in the beginning, but it got better later on, with frequent refills, etc. The food came out pretty quickly too.
Cheese croquette was delicious. It was crispy on the outside and cheesy and smooth on the inside.

My friend had the chicken teriyaki ramen, and the noodles were alright. But when we tasted the soup, we both agreed it was way too salty. The udon however, was good, but not great...and soup was much better.

I wish we could have ordered more of the small plates, and a yaki udon. I need another visit to see if they can wow me. The servings are filling, and the dessert place right beside has reallly good parfaits and green tea ice cream with mochi. Definitely check that place out!

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Anton's Pasta Bar4260 E Hastings Street, Burnaby
if you just want quantity
Submitted Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 11:16pm [Dine in]

the servers were very nice in the beginning, and then after the food arrived, the service started going down.

my linguine carbonara wasn't hot....it was lukewarm. then since the amount was gigantic, the heat was lost quickly, and i was left with cold pasta. the sauce started clumping and i could see egg whites and cream at the bottom. it didn't look very good.

leftover might be even better, since i can heat it up anytime i want.

go for the quantity. if you don't like bland tasting pasta, then i suggest you don't come here.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
cant really ask for much.
Submitted Monday, April 3, 2006 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

went today around 5.....didn't seem very busy.

the service was alright.....the waitress seemed a bit annoyed when i asked her about something on the menu.

i got the preserved egg and shredded pork congee with a sweet chinese donut, and my friend got the sliced chicken with mushroom congee added with a fresh egg.

i didnt mind the preserved egg, since it was my first time....but i think i'll try it at a friends house to get the best taste. the shredded pork added the saltiness to the congee, which balanced its blandness. the donut sucked. it was lukewarm, too soft and not sweet at all. i don't think i'll ever get a donut from there again. there are so many places that make better, hotter and crispier chinese donuts.

my friends congee was alright, it was less salty, and the fresh egg tasted better. i liked the mushroom, but my friend thought it was too strong for her taste.

everything was 14 bucks including tip. portions are big for its price. i will go back to try other menus and see if they are worth it.

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Banana Leaf3005 W Broadway, Vancouver
just the same
Submitted Friday, March 31, 2006 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

went for a quick lunch at the new kits banana leaf.....not a lot of people were here, so we thought the service would be a bit better, but service was slow and disappointing. our server didn't come around much, so the server who was counting the money filled our drinks. service is very unprofessional.

we ordered a roti and 2 curry combos for each of us. i had the chicken curry, sayur lamak with coconut rice, and my friend got the wild prawn with papaya and hainanese rice. the curry was both delicious, and coconut rice was the best! i'd definitely recommend it, if you like the aroma of coconut and creaminess.

we thought the roti was going to arrive before the curry dishes, but apparently the chefs forgot and didn't make the roti a while after we finished our plates. i forgive their mistake, because the roti was very warm and not too greasy at all!

the place was much cleaner looking compared to the other banana leafs, and the cultural feel was still there. i'd go back, but its the same as the other banana leaf restaurants...just nicer looking...however the service is worse than the other locations.

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
Worth the visits and lineup.
Submitted Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 1:51pm [Dine in]

I've been to samurai a few times, and I don't know why I didn't review this restaurant before! This has truly got to be one of my favourite sushi places because of its value, pace and takeouts.

The lineups can be extensive, but its worth it. The lineup goes faster than stephos at least, and they quickly lead you to your table. I don't really expect much ambience from a sushi place like this, because as long as the food is awesome, then ambience can be pardoned.

I had the combo special with chicken teriyaki.....it was 10 bucks. For a combo 10 bucks you'd expect those small bento boxes. Wrong! They give you so much food that I packed half of it for home. Their chicken teriyaki CAN be better.....but their tempura, dynamite roll and soup was great. The waitresses were pretty nice too, but they seemed to be pretty busy.

My friend had salmon nigiris, seafood/oyster motoyaki and spicy tuna roll. The spicy tuna roll could have been better, because the tuna seemed really mashed up and too gooey in my opinion. She told me the motoyaki was delicious, and they are one of the few restaurants that put mushrooms in their motoyaki. I don't know much about the motoyaki, so can't really give an opinion. The salmon was huge.

Although the food came quickly for us, I ordered a take out for my boyfriend and it took quite a while. I don't know if they were really busy, or that is their usual pace.

anyways, this place is definitely worth visiting, and bringing friends who are really hungry yet patient.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
Greek is Good
Submitted Friday, March 17, 2006 - 2:10am [Dine in]

i went for the first time, and i think it's pretty good, for a person who wouldn't know a lot about greek food. the other greek places i've been to were expensive, small and they tasted the same to me.

we had spanakopita for starters, and it was delicious....very crispy phyllo, and the cream cheese/spinach ratio was good! even the sprite there tasted good.

for the entrees, had the lamb soulaki. you can even share a small! but i tried my boyfriend's beef souvlaki, and i thought the beef was better. the rice was alright, the potatoes were okay too, and salad was yummy. i couldn't finish my plate. you can even pack it to go.

awesome deal. we ate for two under 30 bucks. how great is that?

but lineups are annoying. at least they have outdoor heaters....but you still have to wait a while. the decor is alright....but music was kinda out of place (techno...haha) and service is ok, but they didnt check our drinks too much.

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Burgoo4434 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
maybe i just picked the wrong thing.
Submitted Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

i went with a friend of mine to check this place out. it was packed even on a wednesday. we got the window seats and the service was pretty good. i chose the bouillabaise (special stew of the month) and the spinach salad. the salad was AMAZING. usually, i don't like apples, but the combination was awesome. the stew on the other hand....i did not like. the seafood in it was alright, but the tomato soup itself didn't really taste the best. I thought stews would come with rice, or bread, but this one only came with a small biscuit.

my friend had a sandwich and soup combo....and her prawn bisque was pretty good. the chicken BLLT was delicious! the lemon mayo is just right. for dessert, we shared a dark chocolate banana bread pudding ...... it was delicious as well...a bit sweet, but the vanilla ice cream balances it out.

burgoo seems like a great place to go sit and chat on cold rainy days. but next time i go, i will definitely choose a better stew. it is worth the wait and worth the return trip to try again.

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
the roti is always awesome.
Submitted Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 3:13pm [Dine in]

i think this tropika location is so much better than the richmond location.

food - roti is AWESOME. it's always good, hot and not too oily. the sauce is delicious! their drinks are alright....the typical tropical drinks are served (coconut, pineapple, daiquiris, chi chi, etc)
the beef curry is good (not the dry kind) .. especially the sauce. the fried rice (in pineapple shell) is great with the sauce. for veggies, the green beans with sauteed shrimps is the best, in my opinion.

service - so much better than richmond. they fill your water often, ask how the food is, and give quick service. richmond is way too slow and they don't seem to bother with what the customers want.

ambiance - richmond has cool chairs, but the outside view from robson is better. ambiance could be viewed as the same.....i like the lighting.

awesome place.

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Bellagio's Gelato3075 Main, Vancouver
stay away!
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 2:16am [Dine in]

i just have to say, this place SUCKS. the store does look nice, but their service and selection destroys it.

i went there, thinking that they have much more flavours than mondo gelato; was i wrong....most of their flavours were out of stock, so i had to try the basic flavours out.

i just want to talk about their crappy service. the server girl was simply just a *itch. she was reluctant to give us samples, and their payment method is retarded. she bluntly told us that she doesnt do the payment and told us to pay up at this desk area and brushed us off. the ice cream wasn't that great either.

never going there again. it's at a crappy location anyways.

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Ap Gu Jung Restaurant1642 Robson St., Vancouver
Delicious Korean Food
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 2:11am [Dine in]

food - we ordered this potato and meat hot pot.....the amount is massive for the price. it is totally worth the price. for appetizer, we had a small pot of kimchi hot pot....and being korean, i know my kimchi....and the kimchi there was a bit too sweet for my needs. i think it was suited more for the non-asian customers. but the price is very affordable. the side dishes are awesome, especially the sweet potatoes!

service - it was pretty good in comparison to the amount of people working. the waiter was really nice and gave us a lot of extra side dishes....i dont think they would discriminate non-koreans, because they didnt know i was korean until the main hot pot came. i was satisfied!

ambience - they should really try to change the decor.....kinda confusing for a korean restaurant to have greek decorations, don't you think? it would be nice to see like rice paper doors and whatnot. i don't mind it, but i'd like it better if it was more "korean".

definitely a good place to go if you want to fill your stomach.
OH and their soju selection is AWESOME. you must try the yogurt soju!!!!!

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Pearl Castle3779 Sexsmith Road, #1128, Richmond
mixed feelings now
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 2:03am [Dine in]

i love pearl castle. every time i go there, i'm satisfied with what i get. but today, it was the first time trying out their food menu, and i was disappointed.

i got the fluffy cream toast with hot milk tea and they were both awesome. their toasts are delicious!!! milk tea is always good; no bubble tea place can screw milk tea up.

for food though, i really wanted to try out the hot pot cause it looked so funky with the individual fire stoves and all. one word of caution: DO NOT GET IT JUST CAUSE IT LOOKS GOOD.

i tried the beef in fire hot pot. it didnt even have the side dishes. the soup tasted bland and just hot...and had a strange odour to it. i think it would be suitable in flavour for older asians....and the ingredients weren't of best quality (beef had way too much fat, oden wasn't cooked too well....a lot more cabbage than other things...and they have weird glutinous blood chunks if you know what i'm talking about)

well, the hot pot disappointed me, but the bubble tea and other drinks there is fantastic, so i'm rating it 4 stars. you should try out the special mixed drinks .... they're very good!

service.....all i gotta say is, they should have some more english literate servers. i had to repeat to 3 different servers for wanting a spoon.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
rustic and romantic
Submitted Monday, February 27, 2006 - 2:04am [Dine in]

I thought, from the outside streets of Robson, that the restaurant wouldn't be that great...but after I went inside, it looked pretty nice, giving a rustic italian feel. if the terrace was open, it would have been more memorable in my opinion.

Anyhow, we ordered the grilled squid appetizer and the flavour was somewhat interesting. I've never tasted squid like this before, the flavour was rich. I can't really describe it. The sauce that came with it was even better. I dipped my bread in the sauce to make the most out of it...haha.

Then for the entree, we ordered the risotto with mushrooms, and ahi tuna. I thought the tuna was going to be better, but the risotto was just awesome. my boyfriend ordered it, and I really regretted ordering the ahi after the first taste. But the ahi tuna was good too.

Dessert was a litlle bit disappointing, but I still loved it. the triple chocolate mousse cake was a bit too sweet for me, but the accompanying gelato was perfect. My boyfriend's tiramisu wasn't very tasteful in my opinion. a bit too bland. We went there mainly for the dessert, because apparently the pastry chef was known for being one of the best in the "michelin" ratings.

Service was alright, the water was filled, bread was filled, and crumbs were gone. However, I noticed that the waiter (same waiter serving our table) kept telling the couple beside us that this certain plate was "not enough" for them.......which sounded a bit annoying.

Anyways, I loved the decor and food, so I'd definitely return.

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
banana bread
Submitted Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 12:55pm [Dine in]

First off, their banana bread with maple butter(?) and fig jam (I think it's figs or pear and figs i'm not quite sure) is INCREDIBLE. The banana bread is warm and the sweetness is just perfect.

Their satays were pretty good, but the meat (liquer lamb?) was a bit hard to bite off even though it was medium. We also had the kobe steak (which in my opinion, was just like a meatball), ahi tuna (i've tried better) and the candied BC salmon. I think the BC salmon was the best out of all. The texture was good and its taste complimented with all the 3 sauces they provided for us. I think its best to try the satay platter. That gives you the chance to taste all of them and save on some money.

I went at lunchtime so the menu consisted of a few items along with the brunch menu. I had the grilled chicken gouda wrap and I loved it. The fries were great as well. However, my friend tried the tuscan pasta, and I'm not very fond of goat cheese/bocconcini. Plus there was pine nuts which im allergic to, so it wasn't the best.

We couldn't even have dessert, because we were just too full. The serving is pretty big! The servers were courteous and they filled our water often. The bill came really slowly but I think it was because they thought we'd like to talk for a while. I'm definitely going again!

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Banana Leaf820 West Broadway, Vancouver
Yummmmm
Submitted Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:39pm [Dine in]

Maybe I'm biased, but I LOVE Malaysian food, so my reviews of Malaysian restaurants will always be good unless I have a really bad experience!

I went here with my friend a few weeks ago for lunch. The waiter was really nice and he came by often and filled our water many times. Their ambience is cultural, but I would try to make it look better. I don't really know how to describe it. Maybe I will go to the new Broadway one soon and compare the two.

We ordered roti canai for starter. Roti is ALWAYS good no matter what. If you've never tried Malaysian food, go for roti seriously!

Then we had the coconut curry chicken dish. Their servings were big and the food was cooked well. The curry sauce is a bit spicy, so be careful if you don't like spicy food. I would have liked it if they served the vegetables in different varieties, because my friend got like only asparagus, snow peas and carrots, whereas I only got broccoli, cauliflower and eggplants.

I haven't tried the desserts, but I heard the banana crisp thing is awesome!

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1121 Alberni Street, Vancouver
first time experience
Submitted Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

I went to the Keg for the first time with my boyfriend. I'd say it was pretty good.

I didn't have any appetizers, but my bf had french onion soup. From other places, I didn't have a great experience with f.o soup but the keg's was pretty good. My brother told me it was good before as well. They give you free bread...and it's really yummy but it kind of fills you up before your meal, so eat sparingly!

I had no clue what to order, so my bf ordered a Rib Eye steak in medium for me and filet mignon for himself. I liked the Rib Eye better, because personally, I don't really like bacon. The side dish for the rib eye steak was good as well. I would have liked to see a bit more veggies though. The fried onions were crispy.

For dessert, we had the Billy Miner pie. Something everyone should definitely try if you love light desserts. It's not too sweet unless you eat the chocolate drizzles with it.

The atmosphere was nice! I really liked the coziness and the seats, and we could talk as long as we wanted to. Lights were dimmed and I like that, but that day it made me a bit sleepy.
Nice overall!

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Ebisu on Broadway601 West Broadway, #12, Vancouver
I like it a LOT minus the tea charge..
Submitted Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

Went to Kamakura for dinner.

First, we didn't expect them to charge us tea, cause the waitress just asked us what we wanted to drink...thinking that like all the Japanese restaurants and being a customer here for the first time, we expected the tea to be free of charge. But it came to 5 bucks of a cup of tea which is kinda ridiculous, but oh well. I guess it was an experience.

Their yam tempura sticks are AWESOME. I love the dips AND its crispy and hot. I recommend that everyone try it. For entrees, I had the nabeyaki udon and it's pretty good. The delicious roll was good too, but I couldn't really taste the mango inside, which was a bit disappointing. For dessert, I had coffee jelly with green tea gelato. Their maccha desserts also looked really good.

I would definitely go back for some more! And the service was pretty awesome. The chefs are really nice too. They say hi even when I come back from the washroom...haha.

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True Confections3701 W. Broadway, #6, Vancouver
Not that great.
Submitted Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 11:12pm [Dine in]

I went here around last April with a friend. Another friend told me their cakes were awesome and I really wanted to try it out. But they no longer carry that cake (the "black & white" cake ?) so we ordered the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake and the diplomat. The serving time was ok, but what made me mad was that they gave us the blueberry cheesecake (it had blueberries!! and no white chocolate OR raspberries) and we asked them if this was the right cheesecake and they said "yes", which was OBVIOUSLY a lie. We decided to let it go....and the blueberry one was alright.

The "diplomat" was gigantic. If you really like wafer-type of cakes, then you should try it out. But don't expect to finish the whole thing, because it was too sweet.

Overall, if they were nicer and wouldn't BS about what they serve, it's not all that bad. They give you a good enough portion in my opinion.

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Subeez Cafe891 Homer Street, Vancouver
Interesting!
Submitted Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 11:42am [Dine in]

I really liked the overall ambiance of the cafe. The service was great, and our appetizer was REALLY good (ahi tuna). We had steak? with risotto and pasta (something with artichokes)...the pasta was a bit too sweet for me but risotto was reallly good and creamy.
I can't really evaluate on the wine, because it was my first time having wine in a restaurant. But really really good!

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Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
beautiful.
Submitted Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 11:38am [Dine in]

the patio was gorgeous. the heating was great, but i'd suggest dining in during the winter season.

we had for appetizers, the beef tenderloin pastry and yam frites. they were both really good, but the yam frites could have been a bit more crispy. the loaves with vinaigrette and butter were great as well.

for entrees, i had the stuffed fraser chicken with risotto. it was really good! they both tasted delicious. my boyfriend had the steak special and he seemed to like it a lot too.

then we had creme brulee with biscotti. I think this part was the best! it was blueberry and raspberry flavoured. very good texture and flavour. the blueberry was a bit sweeter but it was all good.

I'd go back again!!! but next time i'd dine in during the winter. =)

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Section 31039 Mainland Street, Vancouver
SLOW
Submitted Sunday, November 20, 2005 - 11:26am [Dine in]

i had my party there because the reviews below me were great. now i shouldn't believe all that's said here.

our food came so slow that we had to rush to finish it all, and the cutlery wasn't even there in the beginning. the waitresses were nice, but they didn't take our orders till wayyy later so it was frustrating.

the appetizers were great (wings and yam fries and calamari), but the entree i had (asian stirfry udon) was a bit too salty.

okay food, slow slow service.

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