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nomvulaKitsilanoSince January 9, 201010 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 10 Reviews Found
Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Fantastic ramen!
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

I have been to Kintaro many times and consistently get huge portions of delicious ramen. I don't really understand why other reviewers find it fatty because you can pick how rich (or not) you want your broth. I always order the miso ramen and am never disappointed! If I had to choose one flaw, though, it would be nice to get a bit more pork. Generally you get 3-4 pieces in your huge bowl.

Service is quick and to the point. I don't mind getting the bill brought to my table while I'm still finishing - there are always huge lineups and I don't feel rushed, but I'm happy to give someone else my table as soon as I'm done. It's a small, cramped space that gets pretty warm/steamy inside, so it's not the type of place I like to linger...I go for the ramen, and the ramen only!

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Savary Island Pie Company1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Savary Island Pie = Heaven
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

This place is often busy - and for good reason! Their food is amazing. Slightly pricey, but well worth it. Their pies are hands-down the best I have ever tasted. They have delicious sandwiches as well - my favourites are the grilled chicken basil ($12) and the veggie ($10). Sinfully good!

Like other reviewers have mentioned, the cafe is small and because it is so popular, it can be hard to find a table. Service can sometimes be slow, but trust me - it is worth the wait.

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Harambe Ethiopian Restaurant2149 Commercial Street, Vancouver
Best Ethiopian Food in Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

Whether you love Ethiopian food or have never tried it before, I highly recommend Harambe! It even got rave reviews from my parents, who are not particularly adventurous eaters. I have been many times and always order the combo platter - you can order it for as many people as you want. It comes with injera (traditional Ethiopian bread which is soft and flat) that you use with your fingers to scoop up the various samplings of meat and vegetables. It is all delicious, but be prepared to get your hands dirty!

I must say the service is consistently mediocre (at best), although I have never found this to interfere significantly with my experience at Harambe.

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Water Street Cafe300 Water St, Vancouver
Nothing Special
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 1:42pm [Dine in]

I went to the Water Street Cafe for lunch with a lawyer friend of mine. The cafe clearly attracts the business lunch crowd. It was a bit more upscale than I initially expected (white tablecloths and so forth) and I enjoyed the atmosphere with large windows and bright natural light. But I was disappointed with the food & drinks. I ordered a mojito (not a particularly unusual drink, I thought) but was told they couldn't make it - apparently they did not have any mint. To eat, I chose a salad (chicken papaya or something like that) on the server's recommendation but it was soaking with dressing and very mediocre. Definitely not worth the price.

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
go for the atmosphere, not for the food
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 11:42am [Dine in]

The Eatery is very popular and has a huge line outside every time I go. Inside the decor is funky and definitely eclectic. Their menu is long with lots of options...but unfortunately that is where the good part of the review ends. A lot of the options sound interesting and unique, but they just don't taste very good. It seems like they tried to come up with really weird and funky stuff at the expense of actually making clever combinations of ingredients that really complement each other well. The food is just mediocre. I have tried lots of options, from gyoza to okonomiyaki to donburi to sushi to dessert, and I always find myself a bit disappointed. There are many better sushi restaurants in Vancouver. Overall a fun place to go, but would rather go somewhere else for better food.

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Jolly's Indian Bistro2928 W 4th, Vancouver
YUM!
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 11:35am [Dine in]

Have been going to Jolly's for years now! Food is delicious - my favourite is the butter chicken. Their naan bread is also to die for! Have tried lots of other menu items and have never been disappointed. Lots of vegetarian options too. A while ago they moved into a newer location just a block down in Kits and prices went up a bit, but they are not astronomical. Prices are generally what you would get at a similar restaurant - best value is their daily special which includes beer.

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Does not live up to hype
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 11:24am [Dine in]

I totally agree with the previous reviewer - food is OK, but I really don't get the hype about the Noodle Box. The good: good variety of options available, you can pick chicken/prawns/pork/tofu as well as how spicy you want each dish, fun restaurant, pretty fast service considering each dish is made up fresh. The bad: too much sauce, not enough meat & veggies, food is just OK, prices a bit inflated. Considering how many restaurants there are in Vancouver offering up similar food, the Noodle Box just isn't good enough to make me want to go back.

Having said that, I have been there multiple times because many of my friends RAVE about this place! I keep trying new things and each time, I'm a little disappointed. I have noticed that pretty much everyone I know who loves the Noodle Box order the same thing: the spicy peanut box. I've tried this and to me, it just tastes like peanut butter slathered all over your meal - it did not appeal at all and I couldn't eat more than a few bites. But I guess if you are a peanut lover, it might just be your thing.

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Posh1788 W Broadway, #101, Vancouver
Great Food, Terrible Service
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 11:15am [Dine in]

I think the title says it all...great food, terrible service. If you are willing to put up with terrible service, I would highly recommend this Japanese sukiyaki restaurant. A fun place to go with a group where you can cook a bunch of food in the middle of your table and eat as you go along. There is plenty of variety with different meats, veggies & noodles. But it can get very frustrating when you run out of food or sauces or water and can't get a server's attention to help you.

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
The great food is the SOUP!
Submitted Sunday, January 10, 2010 - 11:02am [Dine in]

Burgoo deserves its excellent reviews - great food (more on this in a minute) and great ambiance. Prices are a bit steep, but not totally unreasonable - their soup & sandwich combo is the best deal in my opinion at $14. I was shocked to read the bad food reviews on here until I realized that they hadn't ordered SOUP! This is the one main reason why I go to Burgoo!! Their sandwiches are delicious too. I think it is the perfect restaurant for comfort food on one of Vancouver's dreary rainy days. But I haven't ordered any of the other foods (e.g. mac & cheese) that other people have rated poorly. So if you go, stick with what they do best, which is soup! You won't be disappointed.

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Agro Cafe1207 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Amazing coffee and a solid ethical choice
Submitted Saturday, January 9, 2010 - 7:54pm [Dine in]

With so many coffee shops in Vancouver, it can be hard to stand out - but Agro Cafe is a unique & worthwhile find! Their coffee is to die for! All of it is fair trade and each cup is individually brewed. Sometimes this means a little longer wait, but it is well worth it! They have a limited menu but so far all the food I've tried has exceeded my expectations. The prices are on par with what you would find at similar establishments, but the quality is much better (everything fresh, organic, fair trade). They have wireless internet access too...everything you could ask for and more!

They have another location on Granville Island which is equally awesome although I find service is slower because it tends to be busier. This is definitely one of my favourite local cafes, I highly recommend it!

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