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PeskyPescetarianVancouverSince September 11, 20095 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3.5 (3.4)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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E Tea3281 East 22nd Ave, Vancouver
E-Tea-riffic!
Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

This is another place I frequent on a regular basis. It has many choices for food and bubble tea type drinks. The food is ridiculously inexpensive. ($6.50 for a meal) but the drinks are standard price about $4.00. I guess that's how they make money there. I personally am not a 'bubble tea aficionado' and can't really tell the difference between the other places. Apparently this place doesn't make them as well but I've never had a problem with the drinks here. I just stick to milk teas or green teas and sometimes the fresh fruit slushes minus pearls, jellies, fishballs or any other weird stuff collecting at the bottom of my drink. I always find it amusing to see grown men walk around with a big purple bubble tea sucking pearls up through a big pink straw.
I find the service very good. They are not uncomfortably over-friendly and they are not rude or snotty at all. I asked for substitutions on a dish and got what I requested with zero attitude. The decor is trendy yet subtle and every time I go the TV is playing some cheesy chinese pop music video. I'm not a big fan but i usually go with a buddy who is. (He's a grown man who sucks pearls from his bubble tea.)

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Kura Japanese Restaurant4300 Kingsway, #2, Burnaby
Good 'Japanese' Japanese...
Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 10:04pm [Dine in]

This is one of the few 'japanese' japanese restaurants in the area. The menu is quite large and they have many fresh fish sashimi dishes that you don't normally see at other restaurants. I go for the nigiri sushi because they are always done right with a big selection and reasonably priced. The owner/chef is always very friendly and sometimes sends complimentary dishes to our table as we are regulars here. The servers are quite friendly but most of them are very inexperienced and there's just not enough staff. Getting more wasabi or getting our tea refilled is usually quite a hassle. They are not rude, a lot of them just seem clueless most of the time. It's a small price to pay for high quality japanese cuisine made by japanese chefs at a reasonable price in an area flooded with low quality, gigantically portioned or 'all you can eat' japanese restaurants.

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Congee Noodle King3313 Kingsway, Vancouver
King of Congee
Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 5:30am [Dine in]

I come here quite often for congee and other dishes. They have a wide variety of congee and noodle soup and their late night specials are quite good. The deep fried squid is hit or miss. Some days it's chewy and some days it's delicious. It's a gamble but it makes the good batches that much better when you get it. The set dinners are a great value if you come with a small army. You pick 3 dishes and it turns out to be about 6 or 7 with soup and dessert. The price is reasonable, the quality is decent, it's open late and it is relatively clean. You get what you expect here and what I expect is fast, decent, cheap chinese food that's open late with minimal service. One thing that people need to realize is that these servers are there to take your order, refill your tea and bring you your food. They're not there to cater to your every last need and be your best friend. This is not Kirin, or The Keg where patrons can be rude and obnoxious and still get 5 star service because they're paying 5 star prices. I notice in a lot of these cheap chinese eaterys, that if you are nice to your server, they will more often than not, reciprocate the courtesy but if you are a gigantic a-hole, they will most likely treat you like one.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Extremely Guud Izakaya
Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 4:51am [Dine in]

Guu with Garlic is by far the best Guu in town and I'd say the best Izakaya overall and I've been to most of them. The food is creative, high quality and delicious. I have been there many times and have never had a bad experience. You do have to wait a long time to be seated most nights as it is extremely busy and not very large. It's not a restaurant for the faint of heart or the self important restaurant snob. It is a fun, friendly, boisterous atmosphere where you get a startlingly loud greeting by the entire staff when you enter and leave . As you are ordering, your server yells each dish to the chefs as you order it and the chef repeats it. What a great system!
I am a big fan of small dish variety and I'm also a pescetarian so I enjoy about 85% of the menu. I highly recommend the Gindara, Tuna Yukke, Ebi mayo, Tako Wasabi, Kabocha-Krokke, Salmon and Tai Carpacio, Tuna Tataki and many items on the special menu.
The drinks are good too. They boast they have 'the best mojito in town' and they are pretty darn close. Only problem is that they go down way too easily. The price is reasonable for what you get, which is a plethora of delicious little dishes and not huge portioned carb-heavy gut stuffers. It has a traditional yet trendy look with fresh, unassuming beats that sound like there's a DJ spinning in the corner. I do find the upper area seating uncomfortable because you have to sit on the floor and I have long legs. It's much more popular with the shorter, more flexible patrons.
Guu with Garlic is a truly unique and enjoyable dining experience and is easily one of my top 5 favorite restaurants. I highly recommend you go but don't stay too long because I might be waiting outside for a table...

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Golden Oscar Cafe & Restaurant3868 Rupert Street, Vancouver
Decent HK style cafe for this area
Submitted Friday, September 11, 2009 - 3:57am [Dine in]

I come here quite often because I live minutes away and I got used to it. The food is decent and consistent but some dishes are better than others. It's pretty much trial and error. The service ranges from really great to over the top horrible. Sometimes so bad that it's funny. Me and my buddy are regulars now and we tip more than the average patron so we get pretty good service but I can see why other 'Canadian' customers might be appalled by the service sometimes. You really have to know where you are and adapt. I go to many fast/cheap chinese eatery's to eat a quick cheap meal because it beats cooking at home. It's when people go to these places for an 'awesome dining experience' that they run into problems and decide to vent and rant on sites like this one. Overall I think this place is pretty good for what you pay.

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