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patrick_batemandowntown, vancouverSince October 5, 200812 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The800 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Excellent service, solid place for steaks
Submitted Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:22am [Dine in]

I've rarely had a bad meal out at any Keg location, and I've been to a few around the lower mainland, however, the service at this location went above and beyond even my usual expectations for a Keg restaurant.

It's great that they take reservations now since that was the one downside in the past. Smart move management.

Service was friendly and personable, food arrived promptly, everything and extra was delivered as requested, no hassles.

The Prime Rib was good as usual, and the rest of my dining companions all enjoyed their meals.

Again, the Keg delivers and I will be going back to this location in particular now.

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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Great Chinese
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

We finally decided to give this place a try one night seeing as how I have passed by so many times wondering if it was a good restaurant. Considering how long it has been open I assumed it had a good reputation. We came in on a quite night on the weekend. The restaurant is located inside the inner courtyard of an office building. Not very intimate but a classy setting. I noticed the other patrons were mostly oriental so I took this as a good sign. The menu can be quite intimidating as it is large and as I am unfamiliar with Chinese food I felt uneasy about ordering. I think I will return with an Asian friend next time. But I still managed to order a nice array of items, from Pork, some prawns, a bok choy dish, and of course Peking duck. Which was excellent. The corn soup I had was great too, lots of flavour. I just wished I ordered another bowl!

Service was good, nothing spectacular, but they did treat me with respect and courtesy as they did with my family.

I will be back, but I will bring someone that is more familiar with the menu and what to order next time

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Kerkis Greek Taverna3605 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Just another Greek restaurant? I don't think so.
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

The food here is what Greek food is and should be. I imagine this is what you would find in Greece itself.

I was here a long time ago and remember a nice experience. I have been back several times to enjoy nice authentic Greek food at its best.

The prices are a bit high but considering the quality and generous portions I am content on paying a little more.

I almost always order a Lamb or Moussaka dish at a Greek restaurant, they do both very well.

The ambience is cozy but a bit cramped when it get's busy.

Service is good, and when they messed up an order one day, the manager took the meal which came late off the bill as an apology, we didn't even ask. They do Take-out well too, so if anyone is considering that they should just go online for the menu and order for pick up. Great if you are having a gathering at home and don't want to cook.

For quality Greek in Vancouver, Kerkis is at the top of my recommendation list.

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Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe1511 Anderson St, Vancouver
Great Fish and Chips
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

After smelling the aroma of fish and chips coming over to my place from Granville Island for the past few months I finally decided to get some of it. I originally went to Go Fish but it looked really busy and I don't stand in lines. I don't care how good the food is, I just feel it's a waste of time.

Anyways, I really wanted to try out Tony's since it looked so cozy and inviting.

It was busy too but we got our order taken for take-out in just a few minutes or arriving.

The food is great for what it is. The batter is great and not too oily or greasy. And the fish is quite good and a fair size for the price.

The Clam Chowder hit the spot. I love Clam Chowder and this one was nicely home-made and lots of Clams. Great flavour.

I was disappointed by the fries though... They were good, but the portions sucked. And I've had much better fries elsewhere.

And I paid extra for sweet potatoe fries, garbage portion for 6 dollars.

I will be back though because everything else was great.

I will come back though,

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Yoshi Japanese Restaurant689 Denman Street, Vancouver
Great Japanese
Submitted Monday, July 13, 2009 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

I came here with family this past weekend for a nice dinner. I was especially craving Japanese food because I had come back from Hawaii and had some great suhsi there, so I wanted to try and duplicate the freshness that I had in the sushi over there.

The quality of the fish is excellent, and extremely fresh. But then again it should be for the price.

The taste was great, although I found that the house rolls were average tasting, and their was some crab shell in the roll still.

The ambience was nice, but not very private and the decor is very simple, very 90's as someone else put it.

The free parking and security guard watching the cars is a huge plus. Make sure to tip him after, he is a friendly older man.

I enjoyed my visit, and would probably return, but I still put Kamei Royale a notch higher in the same category and recommendation.

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
Good place for cheap sushi
Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 3:01am [Dine in]

Normally, when I eat Japanese food, I stick with the higher end restaurants because raw fish can become contaminated quite easily.

This place is one of my exceptions, I used to come here quite often, because for $30 you get a lot of sushi rolls and sashimi.

The quality is not as good as a more expensive place, the rice is thicker and the fish is lower grade, but the important thing is that it is clean.

The last time I ordered however I wasn't too thrilled. The quality has slipped slightly.

I would still recommend it for decent cheaper sushi.

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria970 Smithe St., Vancouver
great calzones
Submitted Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 2:36am [Dine in]

Ordered a calzone from here not too long ago. Really big, and really good. The recipe is the same as Marcello's on Commercial. But the staff are much friendlier and the location is a bit closer for me. Calzones are hard to come by in Vancouver, and not every pizza place serves them for some reason.

I will be back to try out the rest of the menu soon.

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Bella Pizza1725 Davie Street, Vancouver
Ahhh, Bella Pizza indeed!
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 3:15am [Dine in]

Only one of the two places I come to get my pizza fix. they also have good bbq chickens. lots of toppings, good crust, not too greasy, and good value overall. The Hawaiian is great and so is the All Meat pizza. Greek is great too, so is the Masterpiece. What can I say, they make good pizza, give them a try

This is one of the few remaining old school pizza places left in downtown. reminds me of peddlers pizza on davie back in the 80s.

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Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
best sushi/japanese in vancouver
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 3:10am [Dine in]

This has to be the best sushi place in the city that I have been too. Although I hear the Tojo's is the best, it seems Tojo's is much more expensive and pretentious. Two things that turn me off from dining there.

I agree, the Quality has decreased in the last year, but this is still the best high end japanese place in the city. You can tell the freshness by the quality of the sashimi.

Price is high, but reasonable for what you end up enjoying.

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Dix BBQ & Brewery871 Beatty St., Vancouver
why all the bad reviews?
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 3:04am [Dine in]

I agree with some posters that DIX can be hit and miss, sometimes the food is average, but sometimes its amazing. Portions are large, and quality, and the price is fair. Ambiance is great, the restaurant is located in an old warehouse, it has exposed wooden beams and brick. In the center of the restaurant you can see the giant beer vats being the glass enclosure.

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Balkan House7530 Edmonds Street, Burnaby
missing the old location
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 2:58am [Dine in]

Let me start by telling you that the old location on renfrew not only was a much nicer establishment, it even resembled an authentic european hunters lodge style restaurant. The food was more or less exactly what you would find at my Aunt's table back home.

But, since they have moved the business to burnaby, everything i cherised about the old place has vanished. The food itself isn't too bad, but still a shadow of what it used to be.

The old place would have been given 5 starts by me. The new location, not even close.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
what's all the fuss about?
Submitted Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 2:50am [Dine in]

Just came back from here, had high expectations, the place is always full and line-ups at peak hours. My first Izakaya experience, not too great, portions were small, food was very average, only the cod in a butter sauce actually had a unique taste, different from anything ive had before. but the rest was uninspiring. with tip for two it came to $80..... normally I'd say thats cheap but considering we were both starving after, I have the same feeling as after I had gambled away $80 at a casino.

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