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msmithVancouverSince August 24, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Yuko Maki1540 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Service poor (widely recognized), food acceptable, ok value, is it worth being treated like dirt? No
Submitted Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 11:56am [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant a 3-4 times. However, I must say last time was really the last time. I know service was poor but it has reached the tipping point (no pun intended).

We went there one weekday evening for an early dinner. The place was half full. There were 2 waitress (one Chinese, one Japanese). We sat down and after several minutes we were not given menu or anything so I tried flagging down the C one. I yelled so loud that I was pretty sure half of the restaurant could hear me, but she IGNORED me. Later on, I flagged down the J one and complained, but she said nothing other than sorry (seems like the C one is the boss). Later on the food was brought out, and were practically thrown on the table. If I were by myself, I would have made a big scene but I didn't want to make my wife feel embarrassed. The tone of voice of the waitress was just unbearable.

The food is ok (in Vancouver standard), good (in Prairies standard). Combo prices were good, but I don't think I will return because 1)there are many sushi places around; 2)I don't like to be treated the way I was; 3)I think I can afford paying a little more to get some decent service.

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Refuel Restaurant1944 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Fuel or refuel, same thing
Submitted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

If not insisted by my girlfriend's friend, I would not have suggested going there in the first place. I have been to Fuel, and was not impressed by the value for the quality.

I'd say the menu and the decor are more down to earth than before. Service was standard, as expected in any restaurant of similar size (the restaurant is not big at all). I'd still think the dishes do not present good value. The quality is standard, but I would have gotten it anywhere else I am expecting to pay similar price.

One thing they do well, I guess, it's their marketing. Oh well, like last time, I might not be back soon.

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Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse750 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Solid steakhouse, but Ruth's Chris is waaaay better
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 10:08pm [Dine in]

Maybe I am biased, but having been to these two mega American chains, I have to say Ruth's Chris wins out by far. Morton's is a traditional steak house which food and service never slips. However, waiters (particularly ones in Vancouver) are not too personal, not that they are not good. Too bad there is not a Ruth's Chris in Vancouver.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Diner-liked, but food is great
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurants a few times, and I have to say the hosts are nice and friendly. Food is consistent and despite the look of the restaurant which looks like a traditional diner, the food is definitely not what a diner usually offers. I heard there is also a great lunch buffet that had people lining up, but I have not tried it. For a price of $25, it would be a really good deal.

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Mosaic Bar and Grill655 Burrard St, Vancouver
Great food, okay service
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant a few times for lunches. Food is perfect every time despite the fact that it is usually very busy during lunch hour. And because of the business, waitstaff are usually very busy and tend to under-serve. However, it would not deter me from coming here because the food is really good. Try the salad or the fishes.

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Il Giardino1382 Hornby St, Vancouver
Solid italian restaurant
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

Anyone should at least go to this restaurant once. People complained about their dine out experiences, but of all the dine outs I have done, most higher end places have adjusted service and were rush. I suppose that it because for a meal that usually costs $100 becomes $35, there are going to be some differences. I guess the reason why restaurants choose to participate in the dine out is that people who usually cannot afford $100 for a meal can have it for $35. From my experience, judging a restaurant from the dine out experience would be quite incorrect. This restaurant has some really good cheese, but while service can be unsteady, the food never disappoints.

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Vip's Kitchen1487 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
Can't believe there's such thing in West Van
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

The whole experience is amazingly bad. We got the menu from the waiter, but the menu was so dirty that it was sticky! It is a chinese restaurant, but the decor must be from whichever business that used to occupy the space, and tables looked like they were bought from flea markets. We were tempted to leave but decided at least we should give the food a try. Food is decent if you compare it to fast food, but overpriced relative to the quality. Do not expect service. Even a busy McDonald's has better staff. I would not recommend this to anyone unless you are dying for chinese food and you cannot step out of West Van.

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Irashai Grill1368 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Good setting, poor value
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 9:30pm [Dine in]

The setting and the location is great. Situated in downtown coal harbour with abundant street parking, the restaurant is tastefully decorated.
Menu selection is limited. There were four of us who are not big eaters and drinkers and the dinner costed us $200 including a bottle of sake. We ordered sushi, among others, but the rice seemed undercooked for my taste.
I have to say I did not see the value and I considered the meal as one of my most "expensive", not in terms of price, but in terms of value. There are many good Japanese and fusion restaurants in the neighborhood that offer much better values. I would prefer any one of those than this. If you like sake, there are many Japanese izakayas on Robson street that offers an even wider choices.
If you have money to waste, you should try this. If not, save your money and go someplace else.

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