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noshingalldayQuilchena, VancouverSince October 11, 200827 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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3G Vegetarian Restaurant3424 Cambie St, Vancouver
Incredible Vegetarian Chinese food, and wonderful people
Submitted Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

I love the people who work here - they are so friendly and from talking with them on numerous occasions, they genuinely care about giving customers delicious and healthy vegetarian fare. Oils used are fresh, they are constantly experimenting with different items (just wait and see) and their dimsum is delicious. I love the BBQ (char siu bao) buns -- I've missed them so! With my non-vegetarian friends, the sweet and sour pork is a big hit. I love their 3G salad too! I wouldn't suggest it as a budget-friendly vegetarian place but it sure beats a lot of Vegetarian restaurants in terms of food presentation, taste, quality of ingredients, and service.

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Atithi Indian Cuisine2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Top underrated Indian food here.
Submitted Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

I love this place and can't wait to try some of their menu items rather than always go for the incredible lunch buffet deal. The servers are very gracious and willing to explain all the menu items for the inexperienced Indian food-goer. The food is unbeatable -- at least from what I can tell, it's not overly greasy, ingredients taste fresh and not overspiced/bland in the least. The restaurant is small and the ambiance is low-key -- but that doesn't detract from the experience much at all. A favorite.

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Toyo Sushi2211 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Quiet, but inexpensive and sashimi was tasty
Submitted Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

It was not that memorable but it's still a place I'd eat at for a quiet dinner (albeit in a large restaurant) with good sashimi, good Korean fare and great service. Try the Korean food here -- there aren't many as good on this side of Vancouver, but I can vouch for this one. Sashimi was generous and prices were very fair!

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New India Buffet & Restaurant805 W Broadway, #105, Vancouver
Enough variety to feel satisfied
Submitted Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 1:18am [Dine in]

Tried out the restaurant last week for lunch and have to admit that I was attracted to trying it because of the price. Well, you do get what you pay for - in terms of quality of the food, the food wasn't too flavorful and not memorable in the least. You get enough variety to choose from that your tastebuds won't get offended long enough but once was enough.

The buffet offers salads, plenty of vegetarian dishes, mostly chicken dishes, desserts, fruits (!), juice, watered down chai and coffee. In general the food was passable.

Service was quick, courteous but nothing out of the ordinary. Very casual that I can't say it was as professional as I would've liked, but what do you expect for a dirt-cheap buffet?

Once was enough - no major complaints but would recommend Maurya just down the street or Saravaana Bhavan instead.

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Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
For a breakfast menu of eggs benedict, strangely can't seem to get it right.
Submitted Monday, February 23, 2009 - 5:54pm [Dine in]

Went to Hell's Kitchen for brunch and was so disappointed -- they have a breakfast menu consisting of 5-6 different eggs benedict...... but they can't seem to get it right anyway! Both yolks of my poached eggs were cooked through and the other toppings were bland. Service was terrible -- not once were our glasses refilled nor did they check on our table. Getting the cheque took forever. Definitely won't be going back.

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Steamrollers1195 Robson, Vancouver
Yay for healthy food on the cheap!
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Great because you can customize fairly easily, and the people working there are helpful in your decisions. They support local orgainzations by raising money (e.g. If they sell 1000 steamrollers, they'll donate 1,000 to the specific organization they've chosen).

Food is fresh, served quickly, and can be eaten on the go or inside. Healthy alternative to your Taco Bell.

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Gorilla Food436 Richards Street, #101, Vancouver
You have to try it!
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:51pm [Dine in]

This is something quite different and you need to give it a go! All food is raw and often dehydrated. They were recently a small counter-service but now they are an actual restaurant. It is vegan food, by the way.

I really enjoyed the food because it had a very different flavour which my palate enjoyed. It was still simple though -- creative in some ways, but they don't make use of herbs, spices, and the like.

The cost of the food was a bit high for the portion size, I found, and location-wise it's just as hard to find as when it was a counter-service.

The service was kind of nonchalant, but they were still friendly.

I had the raw falafel, which I liked but I was still hungry afterwards. I wanted to try the raw pizza but the crusts had not been prepared yet when I had arrived.

I did love their carob dessert, but most people do prefer chocolate over carob so I may be in the minority. I'm not entirely sure whether the carob can be legitimately considered raw (you can find articles on the veracity of its extraction/processing on the internet).

Try it if you're a raw foodist, and even if you aren't though. I think it's worth getting a feel for.

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Everybody Loves Veggies555 W 12th, Vancouver
So delicious!
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

I love Everybody Loves Veggies and wish it were closer and more conveniently located! They serve a lot of deli-type dishes (quinoa salads, for example) but are much more conscious with the ingredients used (they list them, for example).

It's fresh and adequately priced, and they're willing to let you have a try if you're unsure whether or not to pay full for the food item.

This is a over-the-counter service so don't expect much outside of that! Still, some of the employees have been very sweet and helpful in selecting vegetarian options and are very knowledgeable about the foods prepared!

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Saravanaa Bhavan955 W Broadway, Vancouver
Ah, buffet!
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

This is a vegetarian buffet that specializes in South Indian food, and that serves plenty of idli.....

Pros: I love their Dosa. It's served to your table fresh along with naan (they make the rounds, though a bit on the slow side)
The food offered in the buffet is prepared well. Lots of pappadom and everything was delicious!

Service is also good and they're very helpful and friendly (especially if you don't know much about Indian food -- they'll let you know what foods work well with which sauces, rices, naan, etc).

Cons:
Atmosphere is ok, not upscale but very casual.
Limited buffet, compared to the very, very extensive ones I've seen.
Food can sometimes feel a little too greasy for my liking, very homemade-like. Like most buffets, the quality is not nearly as good but there's always plenty to go around.
Naan can take awhile to come around, but hey, you'll get plenty of water in the meantime.

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Baan Wasana Thai Restaurant2143 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Just OK.
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:29pm [Dine in]

Food: Portions were fine, but dishes lacked that oomph. I think the Pad Thai was good, but everything else was standard and the same as any other that I've tried at other Thai restaurants.

Service: OK as well, just not impressed.

Ambiance: Nothing special.

Price: Moderate, not overpriced. I'm not planning on going back though.

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
Better than many others....
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:25pm [Dine in]

Well, they have the norimaki for the carb-conscious.
It's such a convenient place for a quick lunch with a friend, and it does get quite busy during lunch hours.

I like people-watching here, except that it's Kerrisdale, so after about ten minutes you realize this isn't really an ideal place for people watching anyway.

Food is solid, try to venture out of the normal California rolls and try some speciality rolls -- they're worth it.

This place is great because although the quality can't compete with places like Ajisai, it's a step up from a lot of other ones around the area but not at a hugely inflated cost.

Ambiance is good, clean, and service is unremarkable but reliable. Will come back but not on my own accord.

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Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Can't say I hated it.
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:21pm [Dine in]

The food here bores me! it's the same thing being repeated in all the other "hip" sushi joints around town. I mean, it was good, but really, it didn't live up to the hype.

It's a fun place for a huge group and it does have a pretty specific target demographic (if you go in you'll find out for yourself).

Maybe I just didn't feel the 'vibe' of this place. It's not prententious, but it just irks me for some reason.

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Nuba1206 Seymour, Vancouver
It's on my way home...
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:17pm [Dine in]

It was pouring outside in July this year, and it was a little chilly so I stepped inside and had some soup. It was warming and delicious.

The other time I went, I had their salad. Really, there's nothing much to write home about this place, but you can find some great vegetarian options here anyway.

Ambiance: small, and clean. Order at the counter.

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Kayan Mediterranean Cuisine777 W. Broadway, #202, Vancouver
I enjoyed it, but haven't been back in awhile
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:14pm [Dine in]

I ate at Kayan a few months ago for the first time and here are some thoughts:

Service: Fairly good, the owner is a sweet woman, and the tea that we ordered ended up being on the house! On the downside, the server we had seemed a bit inexperienced and didn't really know the dishes (we received green salad, not tabolueh! And he didn't know what kibbeh was....)

Food: Good, but can't pinpoint anything special.

Ambiance: Clean and quite comfortable.

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Kalypso Restaurant & Tapas Bar1323 Robson Street, Vancouver
Fine, but not planning on returning
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:09pm [Dine in]

Greek food is delicious when it's prepared right -- but the experience here didn't leave much to be desired. It was strange first, that they gave us rolls instead of pita bread, but I didn't think their tzatziki was up to par and I did have a vegetarian meal, which was sort of lackluster.

Maybe it was just an off-day for them, but the server kept approaching our table and rushed us to order. I just didn't find a lot to like about this place.

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Apollonia1830 Fir Street, Vancouver
I've had better...
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:00pm [Dine in]

This didn't have the family-oriented feeling that you get at most Greek restaurants (which I love...) but it's still quite good.

The food is simple, and strangely enough not in extravagant portions (that is often the case with Greek fare!) but still priced similar to other Greek restaurants.

The server didn't really have much enthusiasm and was not as friendly as I would have liked. Not much ambiance, and food was good, but average.

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Bo Kong Vegetarian Restaurant3068 Main Street, Vancouver
Helpful if you can speak Cantonese...
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

The food here is delicious, but I think you need to know how to order.

If you have special dietary restrictions, you can ask them to not add any MSG and skip out on the cornstarch (many Asian dishes have cornstarch). The server I had the first time told me that we can make these requests; however, the second time I went and did make those requests, the server (a lady) did not fulfill the requests and I stlil had MSG in my food.

Still, this is great for vegetarian fare, and there are plenty of healthy options for the very health-conscious.

Service can really be in the pits somedays, but one of the male servers is especially friendly and helpful. He's given me so many tips on preparing dishes at home, and even suggestions of new vegetables (like kabocha!) and how to prepare them at home.

Atmosphere is your standard Chiense restaurant -- nothing spectacular.

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Annapurna1926 W. 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Not memorable, but still good
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

I love Indian food, and I think they do it right here.

The menu is limited, however.

I like that they can prepare dishes in a vegan manner, but many non-vegetarian Indian restaurants have a more extensive list of vegetarian dishes, so I think that this restaurant doesn't really excel in terms of that 'niche'.

I wouldn't really care to go back, just because nothing really seemed that special for me here.

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Cactus Club Cafe588 Burrard Street, Vancouver
How very corporate.....
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 6:46pm [Dine in]

Went here with some girlfriends and wow -- you will be floored by the deco. Cactus Club really outdid themselves with the ambiance here -- with ceiling high windows, and a really attractive bar area.

The ladies washrooms are sort of amazing... you have
1) a foot pump/button instead of manually flushing or an automatic flusher
2) a tv screen inside your stall
3) a private stall that is more than adequately sized
4) a ceiling high tv screen of a fashion runway on your way in/out

Now, if only the food could be as memorable.
There's just nothing notable about the food here. Cactus Club in the end is just a franchise that doesn't draw much inspiration to the tastebuds.

Don't come here expecting a dazzling meal -- this is a very standard and safe restaurant however, for clients/dates/etc.

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Afghan Horsemen Restaurant, The1833 Anderson Street, #202, Vancouver
Didn't get the special room....
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2008 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

If you want their cushion room, reserve as early as you can! It's hard especially for a large party, which I had tried to do for a party of about 8, but I still managed to get a table the night beforehand.

The service was very good -- the people there are very friendly, and they do have a bellydancer.

The food was filling (and huge portions), and it was a fairly filling dinner which only cost us about $23 a head by sharing platters.

I don't really think I'd go back, however. It was a little too greasy for my tastes (and my friends too, who aren't really as health-conscious as I) -- especially those deep-fried potatoes...

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