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pickyjerkkitsilano vancouverSince January 10, 200867 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
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Fish on Rice1414 W. Broadway, Vancouver
my new favourite AYCE. Amazing value.
Submitted Sunday, March 9, 2008 - 4:55pm [Dine in]

This place has to compete with Shin-Ju (mediocre) Tomokazu (good) and Shabusen (good).

They are quite a contender!!!

Free unlimited soda for those who need something fizzy to wash it all down.

beautiful and generous portions of sashimi

Good kitchen items, and a good selection of robata.

warning: things are bigger than other ayce joints so do order with care, the rolls are like burritos and the teriaky is a large size. You might be overwhelmed with the amount of food that comes to your table.

some more pluses: lunch menu includes more nice salmon dishes (salmon belly, salmon cheek, salmon tempura) and good selection of meats (beef ribs, meatballs along with the usual lunch spread).

Also a range of different sunomonos and both regular and spicy agedashi tofu.

Avoid noodle dishes.

Amazing place, my new spot for AYCE!

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Joe's Grill2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Redeemed
Submitted Tuesday, February 26, 2008 - 10:50pm [Dine in]

I had a pretty bad experience here once and didn't return for over a year.

Went back to see if anything changed, and it had!

Very good breakfast and great service. Cheaper than sophies (not saying much).

Still doesn't smell great in there but the stench of cat pee is gone

good hash!

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Shalin Noodle House656 W Broadway, Vancouver
Bland but popular, maybe I missed it.
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 6:58pm [Dine in]

Came here because of how well known it is.

I saw a lot of people ordering the soup, and that is a non-greasy noodle item.

I agree entirely with the posting of ' LordofFoods'.

The green onion pancake was good, but they usually are.

the noodles themselves were very good but the way they were served they were very bland.

Maybe something else next time

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Davie Mongolian BBQ1161 Dave Street, Vancouver
Wouldn't go back.
Submitted Monday, February 25, 2008 - 6:50pm [Dine in]

The quality of their items isn't that but but it didn't taste very good. The grill seems a bit dirty, the sauces didin't taste very good.

I can see why others might like this place but to me the food was nothing to go out of your way for.

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Posh1788 W Broadway, #101, Vancouver
A cool experience, nice dining room.
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 9:00pm [Dine in]

I don't have much experience with sukiyaki hot pot so I have no standard to compare it to.

That being said, I enjoyed the experience although I don't imagine I will be back simply because I don't think its a dish I would go out of my way for. Still, the quality was pretty good, and I enjoyed myself and left full.

The place was extremely busy! We didn't have to wait, but by the time we finished, there was a hefty line out the door and the dining room was packed. This is a Tuesday too, so thats amazing. Very popular, I worry for the place next door.

I think this would be a good date spot since it gives you something to do and talk about if conversation falls flat. Same goes for Korean BBQ, which I would probably prefer.

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Wild Rice117 W Pender Street, Vancouver
No reason to go back at all.
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 4:19pm [Dine in]

I came here a while back so maybe things have changed, but from what I remember (venison, a salad dish) there is absolutely no reason to return to this place.

Why no just eat chinese food for a reasonable price instead of dressed up chinese fusion which makes little sense and is expensive?

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Chivana Restaurant & Lounge2340 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Are you guys sure? I don't think so...
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 4:04pm [Dine in]

I am actually really surprised to see such good reviews.

I have tried a great deal of the menu since I have a friend who comes here every year for their birthday. Its empty and large so its a good place for a party.

the food is not BAD (inedible) but its so mediocre, come on!

Even their fried food tastes mediocre at best, crappy at worst.

There is absolultey no reason to go here for a meal, but for drinks, go for it!

Service: not bad, sometimes bitter but whatever.

Once, the manager came looking for me when my bill had been placed near my seat and I didn't see it since I was talking to someone. Having worked in bars and restaurants (fine and casual) all through my adolescence, I was stunned by this classless and tactless behavior. You do not chase people down and say 'pay now' because it makes you seem like trash.

Really, don't go here, there is nothing authentic or valuable about the menu at all.

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Greens and Gourmet2582 West Broadway St., Vancouver
A bit expensive, not delicious, but healthy and good for vegetarians and vegans.
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 3:54pm [Dine in]

It is unfair to hold this place to be as good as some of the other vegetarian buffets I have been to in other cities. That being said, it doesn't compare.

The salad bar is ok, expensive.

The hot food is ok, expensive.

You will pay $15 for a filling plate, which sort of sucks.

None of the items on the menu are noteworthy!

If you're vegan, that's another story, but if I were you I would walk down mcdonald to 4th and eat at the naam.

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India Grill1835 West 4th Ave., Vancouver
Why would they serve such a lunch if they want you to come back for dinner?
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 3:38pm [Dine in]

I went for the lunch special, which is advertised as being $6.99.

When I looked at the menu it turned out that only a select few veggie curries are that price, and decided to go with the $9 lunch tandoori chicken and dal.

The chicken was offensively, shamelessly overcooked and dry as hell. The rice wasn't even very good, and the dal was very starchy.

The kicker came with the coffee, which I looked at, and thought: "if this is instant coffee I wouldn't be surprised" and, of course, it was. Jesus.

I don't know what the rest of their food is like, but if they want people to come back, do not insult and rip them off with poorly cooked food and instant coffee.

Its too bad because I do try to support the less busy restaurants on fourth, but sometimes they make it hard.

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Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant3388 Main Street, Vancouver
Go elsewhere nearby for Pho, disappointing place.
Submitted Monday, February 18, 2008 - 4:12pm [Dine in]

The service was not great, but not the worst ever.

The tea literally tasted like dirt, I was surprised by how shockingly bad tea could be.

The pho, well, it beats some places on the west side but when so close to a few others south on main you may as well avoid this place with 1- overcooked meat 2-low quality garnishes 3- extremely salty broth.

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Mahony & Sons Public House5990 University Blvd, Vancouver
Pretty good pub fare if you are at UBC and want a more upscale meal
Submitted Sunday, February 17, 2008 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

This is the most expensive restaurant at UBC.

The food is actually not bad, I have enjoyed it every time, minus the steak sandwich which was doused in mayo and therefore was awful.

Their Irish stew is better than most of the Irish stew I have had around vancouver, and they do have a wide variety of drinks.

They have a lot of staff, so in response to the previous posting, the place is sort of hit or miss. Its not terrible but I don't go often at all.

For good cheap food in the village, and for a place to eat at UBC which doesn't feel like you're on a university campus, go to SUIGA sushi above the mcdonalds

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Wolf and Hound, The3617 West Broadway, Vancouver
Not a place for good, authentic Irish pub fare
Submitted Friday, February 15, 2008 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

I went here wanting some good traditional pub fare

We ordered the cod and chips and the Irish stew. The fish and chips were fine, but do yourself a favour and go elsewhere for fish and chips that are much cheaper and just as good.

The Irish stew was uninspired and undercooked, you could make a much better one at home.

I was really disappointed and, for 25$ each for a mediocre meal and a beer, this place sucks.

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Hai Phong Vietnamese Restaurant1246 Kingsway, Vancouver
An amazing bowl of soup
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:48pm [Dine in]

if you love pho you will love this place. So cheap. exceptional flavour and quality, all the customers seemed very happy and everything looks fantastic. Fresh and clean, authentic.

Well worth a trip out here for great vietnamese.

Can't wait for my next visit.

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Hi-Nippon Japanese Restaurant2274 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Average sushi, overpriced.
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

This restaurant offers the basic sushi fare but is overpriced.

I have been several times and have never been impressed with anything other than the inflated price. If you are there after 7 pm (which I am sure many of you are) I recommend just going to Kishu star a few blocks away.

Apparently very popular, probably due to its location.

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Gypsy Rose Cafe2017 West 4th, Vancouver
Independent crepe cafe, enjoyable crepes.
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

This is a pretty nice neighbourhood spot. The crepes are usually good. Very basic toppings choice.

sometimes they overcook the crepe and won't admit to it, but if you are in the area and want a crepe, its a good place to enjoy a meal.

Haven't tried their other things but I wouldn't really touch them. Display case food and canned vegetable/dressing salad bar that looks terrible. Possibly bought-in soup but I don't know for a fact.

I recommend a simple brie and ham or fruit crepe here.

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Gold Train Express Vietnamese Cuisine4530 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
On second thought, the quality does suffer sometimes.
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

I have gone several times to both locations and always appreciate that they are in areas where there is not a lot of other pho, and it hits the spot. This is true, but the quality does suffer on some days.

Good place if you're close by and have a vietnamese hankering, but otherwise there are other great places in the area.

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Win's Chinese Restaurant1909 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Homey, hidden Chinese restaurant with decent, affordable food.
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Win's is a small restaurant on the ground level of a complex on 4th ave, tucked into many other businesses and out of sight largely.

It has a family run feeling and a down to earth, simple decor. The food is affordable, a little greasy but no more than anywhere else I suppose.

I'm not a huge lover or connoisseur of chinese, but the food is enjoyable on occasion.

I go because they are nice people and they have a good selection.

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Pho Tan Vietnamese Restaurant4598 Main Street, Vancouver
very good pho, great prices.
Submitted Wednesday, January 30, 2008 - 5:20pm [Dine in]

I came out of my way because I heard that this place has very good Pho.

I ordered the large rare beef and beef balls. It arrived fairly promptly with a side of fresh condiments, including chilies which I always appreciate. The broth was wonderfull and there was a generous portion of fresh, quality meat. The noodles were harder than I am used to but still nice.

I recommend this place. Their prices are very competitive, you can have a pork chop or a range of things on the side for a mere 5$.

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Mekong House Vietnamese and Thai Cuisine850 Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Submitted Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 3:48am [Dine in]

Mekong is advertised as a vietnamese and thai place, but has a mud pudge of different asian dishes. Its not bad tasting, but is just really inauthentic and leaves you wondering if you really need to come back.

The peanut soup is okay.

Papaya coleslaw okay. meh

There seems to be a lot of other options on the drive. I'm sure it would be easy to find tasty affordable authentic foods elsewhere.

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Jolly's Indian Bistro2928 W 4th, Vancouver
Good prices, nice place, hit or miss food.
Submitted Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 7:18pm [Dine in]

I like Jolly's. The prices are good, the servings are generous, and whatever you order comes as a full meal including naan, rice, a salad.

Sometimes I feel like they over-season their curries to the point that all you can taste is one spice they went crazy with. Not a very balanced flavour. The naan is crunchy too, if you like that, I prefer it to be less so.

I will return for the good prices, decent food, and the nice ambiance.

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