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pandersonMarpoleSince September 13, 20084 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Pho Hoa1011 West 49th Ave, Vancouver
Very Filthy
Submitted Friday, January 14, 2011 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

I always have found the food good enough at this place, but the dirtiness is actually so severe that it is gross. Grime and old food litter the floors and dirty the walls, and you better pray that you don't have to use the washroom while you are there. The service is terrible, in that they don't look at you, speak to you or acknowledge your presence. They simply listen for the number of your order and walk away, and you hope they understood. Usually they seem to. But if you are looking for "service" in the usual sense, it is not just poor, it is non-existent. Life is too short to eat at this place.

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Hachibei778 West 16th Ave., Vancouver
Not What it Used to Be
Submitted Friday, September 12, 2008 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

We had been regulars at the old Hachi Bei, before it renovated and seemed to have changed hands. We have been a few times since the change, and do not feel it is as good before.

The food portions used to be huge for the money, and your order always came super-fast. Now, the portions have been reduced to match other "average" Japanese restaurants. The time to get your meal is also now a big problem at times. We once waited 45 minutes for our meals to come. Even worse, at the 20 minute mark, one of our orders (out of 3 people) came, and the other two took 25 more minutes. So, we all sat awkwardly, as one of us was waiting for the other 2 to be served. The wait staff (who stand at the counter very strangley staring at you) even asked us at one point "why aren't you eating?" We told them that we were waiting for all of our meals to arrive of course!

As for the food, the sushi and chicken karage are actually better than the old Hachibei, I must say. But the spinach is very strange - they put some black seed in it or something that is very unpleasant. Other dishes are now okay, merely the same as you would expect from any other mediocre place. Definitely not special anymore. Too bad.

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Kisamos Greek Taverna3420 Moncton Street, Richmond
Great Food, Surly Staff
Submitted Friday, September 12, 2008 - 5:59pm [Dine in]

We have been here many times, and the comments about the poor service are definitely right on. The waitresses (both of them for some reason!) offer a kind of edgy civility when the place is empty, but if the place gets a bit busy, look out. Their mood turns ugly, and you get a big ol' helping of attitude if you dare impose upon them for service.

Having said that, the food is always great, and it is still a good value and well worth it, if you can just grit your teeth and cope with the wait staff...

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Shaughnessy Restaurant5251 Oak St., Vancouver
Reliably Good
Submitted Friday, September 12, 2008 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

My wife and I always say that Shaughnessy is one place where we have never had a bad meal. At other restaurants, you order with a bit of trepidation, afraid to take a chance and regret it if you choose a new item. At Shaughnessy, it doesn't seem to matter what you order -- all of the choices are great.

We love the service - the wait staff is prompt, and genuinely freindly. It may have to do with the fact that the restaurant is always oddly deserted, even on a Friday night ... And for all that, we find the price is not nearly as high as one would expect.

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