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NNNVancouverSince April 3, 200822 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)

Reviews

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
So Flavorful!
Submitted Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

I've been to this place twice, and I enjoyed the experience both times.

The food is delicious. The flavor just burst in your mouth.
Lots of vegetarian options, but I didn't miss the meat at all because the spices are used perfectly.

Service is not too consistent, but they serve with a good heart.
If you are lucky, they might give you some delicious samples of appetizers and a cup of chai.

As previously mentioned by the other reviewers, the portions are tiny.

Ambiance is very exotic, and quite dark.
The seats are not the most comfortable ones, but I'm ok with it.
They sometimes have live music, and it makes you feel like you are in a foreign country.

Will come back again.

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Nook781 Denman St., Vancouver
Slow, Salty & Loud
Submitted Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 2:23pm [Dine in]

Someone told me that this restaurant is opened by the well known restaurant Tapastree owner, so I gave this place a try.
It was a Friday evening, so the place was little busy. We waited about 20 min outside, then we were seated. That was fine.

We ordered an appetizer, which was the day's special and was not on the menu, because the main waiter (owner?) recommended, using ladies at the next table to convince us. The waiter used this "peer pressure" method to other customers came to the restaurant after us too.
The appetizer was good, but it cost more than the other appetizers on the menu. Wish he had mentioned the price if it's more than the price of other appetizers on the menu.

Our main, which was two pizzas, came 45 min later after we were seated.
The pizzas were very simple and very salty.

The Ambiance: Cheap interior finishing and loud musics (occasional MC Hammer), in addition to the loudest yelling voice by the main waiter. Why he has to act like he is a big guy in a club scene or something?
I could not relax at all while he was talking loudly like a collage student at the party at the other table.

I don't think I would go back again.

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E Tea3281 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
I'll Pass
Submitted Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 6:51pm [Dine in]

Recommended by my friend, I gave this place a try.
I had a fresh mango Bubble-tea with bubble ($4.45).
It did not taste like they used a fresh mango, and I didn't like their bubble.
May be the bubble was slightly under cooked, and the they did not have a honey-like flavor like the ones from Bubble World.

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Golden Phoenix Chinese Seafood2425 Nanaimo, Vancouver
Dim-Sum $20/person
Submitted Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 6:43pm [Dine in]

After reading the previous reviewer, I was expecting some casual Dim-Sum for a cheap price.
The place is casual, but the Dim-Sum costs us about $20 per person including tip.
The quality? There are many other places that offer much better Dim-Sum for about the same price.
I would go Sun Sui Wah or Golden Ocean if I pay $20 for Dim-Sum.

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Tea Team Bubble Tea4909 Kingsway, Burnaby
Great Place to Hangout
Submitted Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 12:31am [Dine in]

It's a great place to hangout with your friends near Metrotown.
Lots of parking and not too busy.
Most food is around $7-9, and their bubble-tea (around $4.25-$4.75) is served in a HUGE beer mug.
I find waitresses here are much nicer than most other places.
The quality of the food and bubble tea might not be the best, but they are served quickly, and who cares if it's so cheap and you can stay there with your friends without having a difficulty being seated.

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Au Petit Cafe4851 Main Street, Vancouver
Best Vietnamese Sandwich!
Submitted Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 2:52am [Dine in]

Since I had Au Petit Cafe's sandwich, I'm in love with this place.
The baguette is crisp, and their home made meatballs are moist and delicious.
Their Pho is good too, so I would get both, and it still won't hurt my wallet at all!

The service is good, though you might wait in the line when it's busy.
Sandwich might be sold out after the lunch time, since it's so popular!
Staff was very courteous (but not too much), and made me feel at home.

The value is outstanding! Can't beat this.

The place is truly petite, and nothing fancy, but well air conditioned and cleaner than most Vietnamese restaurants.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Johnny So Good
Submitted Friday, May 7, 2010 - 11:38pm [Dine in]

Mmmmm...This place is becoming one of my favorites these days.
My favorite here is actually the complimentary Johnny Bread.
They are like really good donuts. I wish they sell them at Tim Hortons!

I can't remember what I had last time, but today, I had Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
It was really delicious and spicy. It's not a boring ambiguous chicken. It's got a good kick to it.

We went here on Friday evening, and it was quite busy, but the service was fine. Maybe their service is not the most prompt sometimes, but this place is so busy, and I'm not in rush when I eat out anyways.

Ambiance is funky and noisy in a good way.
Love their selection of Reggae music.

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Mink Chocolates Cafe863 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Not My Type of Hot Chocolate
Submitted Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:21am [Dine in]

I had the $5/cup hot chocolate too, but unlike the previous reviewer, I felt like complaining.
It was quite milky, and I did not taste too much chocolate in the hot chocolate.
The piece of chocolate that came with the drink was delicious, though, I prefer $3/cup hot chocolate from Starbucks to Mink's hot chocolate.

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Sushi King3520 Kingsway, Vancouver
Deep Fried Scented Sashimi
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 11:29pm [Dine in]

After reading the previous comment, we decided to give this place a try.
We ordered some salmon and tuna Sashimi plates, and some Sushi rolls.
One Sashimi plate costs around $7.99 and it comes with 8 thickly sliced Sashimi, which I don't complain.
However, all the Sashimi smelled like some deep fried food.
Most of their Sushi rolls we ordered smelled like deep-frying oil as well.
May be they were placed right next to the deep fryer?
Fish seem fresh enough, but deep fried scented Sashimi are not my type.

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Insadong Korean Restaurant403 North Road, #301, Coquitlam
My Favorite Korean Restaurant
Submitted Thursday, April 1, 2010 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

I've been here many times over the years, and I've never been disappointed.
My favorite is stone Bibimbap. Their version has burdock root, and it makes the whole thing extra flavorful. They put a cooked egg in it though, I prefer the raw egg.

Service is always prompt. You don't need to wave anymore; just need to press the button on the table.

Ambiance is ok. Not shabby at all.
It's clean, but quite cold on the winter day.

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Cioppino’s1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
The Best Service
Submitted Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 5:35pm [Dine in]

My friend and I dined at Cioppino's for the first time on weekday night.

The restaurant was about 90% full, and the service was excellent.

The appetizer: Beef Carpaccio was delicious, but I had a better beef Carpaccio at CRU for a better price.

The pasta: Although the price was twice as expensive as Anton's, the taste was twice as good. The portion is about 1/4 of Anton's, but very satisfying. I feel like I finally found a restaurant where they cook the pasta perfectly.

The dessert: Simply delicious. For me, the most impressive part of the dinner was the dessert... I had a warm apple tart, and the flavor just burst in my mouth.

What I loved the most about this restaurant was the service and ambiance.
Tables were distanced well, so that I didn't get bothered by another table's conversation.
The waiter was very knowledgeable and courteous.
They are very prompt when we need them, and never arrogant like some snobby places. The food was simply delicious. May be I will skip the appetizer next time, so that I can come here more casually.

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
It was OK
Submitted Tuesday, January 26, 2010 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

Food was pretty good. Sushi was better than most Japanese restaurants for this price.

We waited for about half an hour, and were seated on a very small shared table.
It wasn't a most comfortable experience for sure.

Value is outstanding.
I wouldn't bother traveling to this place and wait for so long though.

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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant4250 Main St, Vancouver
Good & Bad
Submitted Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

We visited Sawasdee Thai because of these reviews.
To be honest, I didn't think this restaurant is anything special.
Pad Thai and pork skewers were good, but Tom Yam Soup lacks in fragrance, and my boyfriend can make a better red curry.
Not worth a traveling.
Our main server was nice, but the younger waiter gave me kinda mean look. May be he was just having a bad day. Well, never see you again!

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Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
Really?
Submitted Friday, October 23, 2009 - 1:23am [Dine in]

After hearing all the good reviews, I finally tried some cakes from Thomas Haas.

The chocolate hazelnut cake with mango cream was pretty good.
However, the raspberry (and blueberry?) cake tasted very strange, and I even felt little sick after eating it.

I prefer Ganache in Yeletown much better.

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Italian Kitchen1037 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Meat balls and ricotta pasta!
Submitted Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 10:30am [Dine in]

Tried Bruschetta sampler and Pasta platter. Both are good sampler to share.
I like the meatball and truflle pasta the most.
Pasta is cooked al dente, which is my preference, but some people might think they are undercooked.

The waitress seemed to care my boyfriend a lot more than she did care me.
She put her hand on his shoulder and talked close to him.
I guess she knew who is paying.

I think Italian Kitchen is a better alternative than Cactus Club.

Interior decoration is modern and nice, but it's very noisy.

The mirrored bathroom was interesting.

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
I can make better seafood myself...
Submitted Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

It wasn't a bad food, but it's nothing special.
I had a Pacific Cioppino, which is like seafood Bouillabaisse, and my boyfriend had a grilled wild salmon. I don't recommend these to anyone.
The portion was huge, but the taste was bland.
Some people mentioned a spectacular view, but I would go Observatory on Grouse Mountain if I want to have a spectacular view. Food at Observatory is much better than Aqua Riva anyways.

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Makoto Japanese Restaurant5213 Rumble Street, Burnaby
Delicious Ramen and Creative Sushi
Submitted Tuesday, December 2, 2008 - 3:54pm [Dine in]

I visited Makoto twice for lunch. Had Ramen noodle, and special Sushi rolls, and they were over my expectation. I am Japanese, and I assure that their “Japanese” food is a good one. I am especially impressed with their presentation for their Sushi. My boyfriend and I had three delicious Sushi rolls (Paradise, Dragon, Volcano), and the platter was decollated with beautiful rose shaped carrots and radishes. Service was friendly both times, and interior was clean and sensible. The small appetizer on house was also tasty.
This restaurant definitely got a “wow” value for the price.

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Max's Delicatessen & Bakery521 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Beautiful Cakes!
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

I go Max's on Oak & 15th often, and their baking stuff and cakes never disappoint me! My favorite cake is the English Trifle. It's the best English Trifle I ever had. Yum...Their coffee is good too.
They also have yummy deli as well if you are hungry. :)
Perfect for weekday morning before going to work, or weekend brunch.

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Marcello Pizzeria1404 Commercial, Vancouver
The Best Pizza!
Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 2:20am [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I had a pizza with Tomato, Arugula, and Bocconcini pizza. Oh my goodness, it was so delicious! The pizza crust is perfectly baked and seasoned just right. We also had pasta which the previous reviewer mentioned; Chef T???, the one with creamy tomato sauce, prosciutto, mushrooms, olives, and capers. That was excellent too. I prefer Anton's caesar salad, though. I will definitely go back.

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Cru1459 W Broadway, Vancouver
Go for Meat!
Submitted Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

I had great experiences from dining at CRU.
Their beef Carpaccio just melts in your mouth and salty shaved parmesan complements it even more. Both roasted duck and beef tenderloin steak were not too fatty and cooked just right. The sauces are delicate and match with the meat. I find the portion of the meal satisfying, but if you are a big eater, then try their chocolate truffle mousse for dessert. It’s super rich, delicious, and makes you full. ;) If you need something light for dessert, then I highly recommend Poached Pear Dacquoise. Its lemony caramelized sauce and fluffy foamy sauce takes you to heaven!

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