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pickyeatersDunbar, VancouverSince March 3, 20077 Reviews
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Legendary Noodle4191 Main Street, Vancouver
Not likely to become a legend
Submitted Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

We finally visited the Denman Street location of this restaurant after reading several favorable reviews. We were sadly disappointed. The best thing about this restaurant was watching the noodles being made. I had the Tibetan lamb noodles. The lamb was a boiled, tasteless and unappetizing looking hunk of meat sitting next to overchewy noodles, some of which were not quite cooked through. My partner had the chicken and vegetable noodles in peanut sauce with not quite warm slices of precooked chicken and colorless vegetables. We would not go back, nor recommend this place to anyone.

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ShaShuka Art Gallery and Eatery6555 Fraser St, Vancouver
Best falafels I've eaten in a long time.
Submitted Friday, September 21, 2007 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

Four of us had dinner here last weekend. We shared the falafels and some yam fries for appetizers, all yummy. The falafels were cooked just right, crispy but not overfried, on the outside, and moist and flavorful inside. A welcome change from the incinerated hockey pucks we had at Nuba's previously. The lamb shank and shashuka that we had as entrees were delicious and filling. The chocolate ganache cake was moist and rich, and the gelato was wonderful too. Generous portions, good value for money. We'll definitely be back for more!

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Nuba1206 Seymour, Vancouver
Disappointed
Submitted Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 2:20pm [Dine in]

We read a glowing review in the Westender magazine about this second of two Nuba restaurants, so thought we would give it a try. We have had Lebanese food before many times at Habibi's and Mona's, so this was not our first experience. We ordered the La Feast- a vegetarian sampler platter, lamb kafta and chicken shish tawook. The lamb was overcooked, black and hard as charcoal, and the falafels, which we had heard so much about, were also overdone and dry. The baba ganoush also had a smoky burnt taste. I wanted to tell the cooks to turn the temperature on their grill and deep-fryers down a tad so they could cook the food through without incinerating it. My companion said the chicken was okay, if a bit burnt as well. Overall, a disappointing experience that made it unlikely we will return or recommend this restaurant.

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Not bad except for tempura
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

We had heard of Toshi's for a long time but did not want to wait in line but went early this day with a friend from Japan. Sushi was good, rolls fresh and small enough to pop into your mouth without having to bite them and have them fall apart on the table. Was disappointed with the thick doughy tempura batter on the veggie tempura dish though. Thought it should have been light and crispy. Baked eggplant dish was good, and I don't usually like eggplant. Would come back for a second try though, as long as it was early and I didn't have to wait.

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Wild Garlic Bistro792 Denman St., Vancouver
Second Best
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 6:29pm [Dine in]

We have been to the Wild Garlic on Broadway, the original one, and found it to be excellent, so we were looking forward to trying the Denman location. We were sadly disappointed. Service was slow and inefficient. Wild salmon cakes were raw in the middle, lamb shank was okay, as was smoked salmon linguine but my partner said it was better at the Broadway location. Garlic bread was like something from a pizza joint, dry and poor quality bread. Orange ginger creme brule could have been good, but needed to be sweeter to make the flavours work. Far too expensive for the quality of the experience. We would not go back to that location but will stick with the Broadway location.

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Crave3941 Main St., Vancouver
Good food, noisy room
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 6:20pm [Dine in]

We went early as we had heard that it gets really busy and it is a small restaurant. The food was good, we had salads and lamb shank. Wine list is limited. They need a good chocolate dessert too, none of the white chocolate nonsense. That's not real chocolate! The noise level was very high, couldn't hear my boyfriend talking to me but could hear everyone else yelling at each other. They need something to soften the noise level. Too many hard surfaces for sound to bounce off.

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Abigail's Party1685 Yew Street, Vancouver
Very disappointing
Submitted Friday, March 2, 2007 - 10:29pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend and I went there after having been there last Fall. Previously, we'd had good food and service, but tonight we were not impressed. We had the pommes frites which came with a thick, flavorless dip, then asparagus floating in oil with some pine nuts, tasted steamed and soggy. We then had Tuscan gnocchi with unappetizing blobs of poor quality goat cheese and canned olives. The gnocchi were supposed to be sauteed, but tasted like frozen, deep fried chewy blobs. The duck confit quesadillas had no flavour. The service was indifferent and insincere. We will not be back, and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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