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pickyjerkkitsilano vancouverSince January 10, 200867 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value3 (3.2)
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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
What do you guys expect?!
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 1:24am [Dine in]

This place is hugely popular, as you all probably know. Here is why: yummy food, massive portions, low low price. Did you guys expect a michelin star meal for 10$ and with the knowledge of how much food they pump out of that kitchen?

Please! They do what they can and they do it well. I have enjoyed my meals there very much.
sometimes to brochettes are drier, I admit, but forgive and forget. Its still good.

I wonder why everyone feels like they should be getting gourmet food here. Its a family style greek place that will fill you up, give you leftovers, and won't cause you to descend into debt. smile or get out of line.

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Rugby Beach Club Grille950 W Broadway, #201, Vancouver
A bar that pretends to be a restaurant
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 1:20am [Dine in]

This place is where you come to party

The food is not good and the portions are laughably small. i have been three times and gotten several of the dishes and cannot really remember many of them (a bad bad sign for me). I do
remember a trio of hummus (what can you say about hummus?), a steak (miniature) and green beans (again, what can you say?)

The drinks are cheap, so thats great. Not much booze in there though, you will wish you brought a flask or something to distract from the crap food and because how much juice can you drink?

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
mediocre DOV
Submitted Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 1:03am [Dine in]

I was disappointed with this meal.

Here is a breakdown of the experience

1) Service- When we arrived we had to wait a for around 15-20 mins for our table (totally fine) so we hung out at a bar where were were served a complementary amuse bouche of duck with cranberry puree (wonderful). we were seated, and served a selection of breads (ok but sort of dressed up for what it was). Their veritable ARMY of staff attended to us flawlessly- full glasses of water, plenty of bread, great timing. Table side presentations and a nice but concise explanation of the dishes.

2) FOOD-. There were four of us. I got the cauliflower soup with a poached egg, garlic croutons and truffle pearls. The soup was presented tableside so to show us the individual components. The soup, to me, was very nice but a little bland. This is not the type of place with a salt and pepper shaker and that was all I wanted. it was a nice texture with the perfectly cooked egg and the pearls and croutons were a good touch, but it was a bit bland. The tartare was nice, highly seasoned, and small.

I got the trout and everyone else got the ribeye and I wish so much I could have tried to tuna also.

the trout dish (with israeli cous cous) was not good really. the flavours were bland and it needed something else. I really almost struggled through it because it was sort of mushy in a lot of ways.

The ribeye was thoroughly enjoyed by all who got it. I wasn't in love with it but they liked it so thats what matters. Nicely cooked (if you love really really rare meat, which I do. It was pretty much raw). I hated the ginger stuff (thats what they said it was though it looked like olives and tasted like nothing)

desert- wonderful (though as someone else here said, the spork is really awkward)

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Sophie's Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Not bad, not great. Go for breakfast, avoid other meals.
Submitted Monday, January 21, 2008 - 11:43am [Dine in]

This place is very popular here, mostly at breakfast. This is understandable because their lunch and dinner food is mediocre (not terrible) and relatively expensive.

I know a few people who love their burgers, but I think that their meet is poorly prepared, mushy and over seasoned and blended. Still, the combination of their own recipe of tzaziki and the vegetables makes for a good flavour on the bad meat if you don't mind it.
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The eggs benny are solid. Some people I know are crazy about the santa fe benny, which consists of eggs over guacamole and salsa over cornbread. definitetely different. Since I am a lover of the traditional benny, sophie's does it nicely.

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Wang's Beef Noodle House8390 Granville Street, Vancouver
Yummi, but salty. Pitiful service.
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2008 - 9:56pm [Dine in]

So I went here looking for a different beef noodle experience and I got one. The service was absolutely shi*. And they were rude.

The soup was good, but I was immediately taken aback by the saltiness of the broth and the fattyness of the meat. Somehow though I made it through the whole thing and actually enjoyed it. Its no Pho in that it doesn't feel as clean and nourishing, but it tastes good.

I also go the pork dumplings (10 for 5$) and enjoyed them.

I enjoyed this meal alot and recommend it to anyone. Will I go back in the near future, maybe not. Possibly sometime.

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Raincity Grill1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
A pretty good dine out experience
Submitted Friday, January 18, 2008 - 2:40pm [Dine in]

so this is my first dine out and my first raincity grill experience

With high expectations I arrived at the restaurant, already knowing what I wanted. I got to try a few of the dishes since I came with another person.

The bread was defrosted safeway bread I could not believe it! walking to the bathroom I saw fresh buns which looked like they were baked on premises, which I think the were not giving the the prix fixe customers. I was worried. It was terrible. But its just bread..
Starters:

Trio of tartare: very nicely seasoned. The lighting did not make it possible to see which was which and they tasted the same, but they were delicious. More of an amuse bouche really but still wonderful.

Duck tortelini in duck broth: exquisite.

Mains:

Lamb: it arrived looking like a lamburger. The attentive waiter explained that it had been taken off the bone, seasoned, reassembled, and then braised. It was delicious!!!
The sides were not very good though, I must say. The potato dish (scalloped and then made into square) had been cooked so much in advance it tasted bad. Then there were carrots, which were carrots. Still I loved the lamb

Salmon: served with leeks and parsnips, the salmon was a bit cold (had been cooked a few minutes too early) but not too dry. The person enjoyed it so thats all that matters, but personally I would have been disappointed with it. Leeks were boring but the parsnips were very nicely prepared.

Desert: pot a creme with wince gelee. Very nice.

In all I gave it three stars because it was clear that everything had been prepared early and therefore was a bit cold. Still , WONDERFUL service, setting, and the lamb and starters and desert were lovely.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
I am loyal to this place and I love it.
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 2:23am [Dine in]

This is probably the best all around AYCE I have been to ( I have been to a lot).

Why?

1- their lunch menu is so cheap and its good
2- their sashimi is fresh (though the servings have shrunken considerably over the years)
3- MOST IMPORTANTLY- their other dishes (salads, meats, etc) are excellent, unlike most AYCE restaurants.
4- their are very fast

Cons:

you have to freak out at them if you want your damn ginger.

the rolls are gross sometimes. Once in particular they were totally abhorrent.

Still, the gyoza, the sunomono, the gomae, and motoyaki here are probably my favourites in the whole city (again, I eat a lot of sushi)

This place is not perfect but I will always come back for more.

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Hell's Kitchen2041 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
Good pizza, higher prices.
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 2:13am [Dine in]

I like to get their pizza when its 2 for 1 day because that is when the price makes sense.

Their pizza tastes great. Get the Penny Lane you will love it.

I have had brunch there and it was boring and expensive.

Good place for drinks, open late, and they have good specials!

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Pho Kim Penh Xe Lua540 West Broadway, Vancouver
I come here often
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:48am [Dine in]

I don't have a car to go to those oh-so-authentic places on kingsway so I have to go other places closer to home to satisfy my love of Pho.

I like this place's pho, its flavorful, and well executed. Their condiments are fresh and they include a slice of jalapeno, which few places do and it makes a big difference.

I am a bit disappointed with their portion size. They are SO cheap on the meat and their noodles too. Come on guys.

Still, I like it and go back, despite their hideous decor and the cheapness of the portions.

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Lolita's South of the Border Cantina1326 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great little place
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:45am [Dine in]

I really enjoy coming here.

They do really pack you into a small space, but I don't blame them, they need to make money and feed their clients.

so their food is really good. Get the beef salad or the fish and chips. DO NOT get the tuna salad because they over-dress it to the point of criminality and the dressing really overpowers the meagre slices of tuna they give you.

I recommend their guacamole too!

And their cocktails are unique and interesting. great place for an intimate dinner (with the people next to you and with the person you came with)

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Indian Oven2006 4th Avenue West, Vancouver
This place serves wonderful food, on a good night
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:42am [Dine in]

I come here often since its close by.

Their chicken tikka masala is the best I have ever had. So is their palak paneer.

Their fish curry is a must miss though, overcooked and so salty.

Once I came with 8 people and they actually used the same sauce for 4 different dishes, thinking we wouldn't notice. we did, but didn't say anything because it was good and we didn't want to seem like a**holes.

their naan and rice are a total rip off so I get takeout, which is a larger serving that what they serve in the dining room (tip).

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Sushiyama371 East Broadway, Vancouver
Incredibly good deal, incredibly fresh fish
Submitted Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 1:39am [Dine in]

When I arrived here for a friend's birthday, I thought to myself 'wow, I would never eat here' because of the way it looks and the location.

However, this place is a hugely great deal. The food is delicately prepared, the fish is so fresh, and the portions of sashimi are unreal. like steaks, they are too heavy to pick up with chop sticks.

Don't miss the caterpillar roll which they actually make look like a caterpillar, a testament to the care they put into their rolls.

the sunomono was gross actually so avoid that.

If you love generous amounts of fresh fish for a good price, go here.

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Overseasoned, overpriced, overrated. 3rd time, no charm.
Submitted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 2:11am [Dine in]

I want this place to be amazing.

I walk past every day, I love noodles. The smell is so tempting. The customers look happy, the food looks good, the decor is nice. I would love it if their food was edible to me.

I have been here three times. Every time I am overwhealmed by the amount of seasoning they put in their food. Inedibly salty in my opinion, unfortunately.

I see people loving what their getting (or looking like it) but I really don't get it. I could try everything on the menu but after wasting both money and food (couldn't really eat it ) three times it doesn't make sense to reward them with more business.

Their Tom Yum Soup was well seasoned, but had so much crap in it that its not a crave-able dish so much as it is a mudpudge in good broth, which is too bad.

Their kung pao special was so dreadful I couldn't believe it. It was disgusting and was absolultely not kung pao. And it was 14$ for noodles. Screw these guys.

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Pearl Fever Tea House2182 Western Parkway, Vancouver
Reliable and high quality bubble teas/smoothies
Submitted Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 1:36am [Dine in]

I really enjoy the bubble tea here, and always enjoy the selection and quality.

They have fresh fruit options with a range of things, such as blueberry, strawberry, red bean, mango, etc, so one can have a less sugary more fruity thing if they want.

If you want half sweet you have to say it twice or more.

Haven't tried the deserts but they look pretty crappy.

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
Good place but not perfect. Young and hip, something different
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

There are just dozens and dozens of sushi restaurants on Broadway. You cannot walk three blocks without finding one. This place offers a break from the monotony of the usual menu we all live off of. They have rolls that are interesting (yes I know they are not the first to put mango in sushi but they are not the last either).

I think their menu is too big but they seem to pull it off (some of it looks like b/s to me really but I haven't tried it). They seem to want to please the whole world.

ORDER THE TUNA TEMPURA IT IS A RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. anything 'spicy' there is just lazy because they just dump siracha on it and thats it (bleh).

Some of their rolls are a disappointment and are expensive (6-7) for what they are. I still always love going there.

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Kettle of Fish, A900 Pacific Street, Vancouver
What a good place
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 11:48pm [Dine in]

I love this place. I often get two appetizers rather than an entrée just so that I can sample more of their flavour profiles. incredible soup.

I have tried their salmon entree and it was good but I think that if you are going to go there you should try something that takes a little more than a nice piece of fish.

Their cocktails are really strong, so the wait is not so bad. Nice place for friends or a date or anything really.

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East is East3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Expensive for what it is but very tasty
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

I stopped in here after hearing good things and really enjoyed my meal. The chicken thing (whatever they call it, it was simply butter chicken with rice and raisins in a whole wheat wrap) was delicious. The salad was a garnish and didn't taste good (again with boxed greens and nothing).

I got a sample of the lassie and it was great although they put nuts in it so you have to chew carefully....

I enjoyed it but I thought it was overpriced (12$ for a chicken wrap, not insane but for something out of a takeout window it seems a bit odd). might go back might not

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Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
Its great, you will love it
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 11:21pm [Dine in]

I like this place a lot. I have tried maybe 8 dishes on the menu and have enjoyed all of them.

Their gyoza are very well done, and the selection of fillings is hard to find elsewhere. still, pork always wins in my book.

The servers were sort of out of it, however, but still very nice. A bit of a language barrier explains it.

Avoid the sashimi because you are not going to get your money's worth

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Go Fish1504 West 1st Ave., Vancouver
A vancouver gem
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

I discovered this place while on a walk, and thank god. This place is a gem.

Their ceviche is a great for something out of a styrofoam bole; their fish and chips are fresh and crunchy; their tuna tacones will blow your mind, and their soup will not disappoint. Bring a jacket and shove you face here and you will have a golden time.

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Earls1601 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Nice looking, bad tasting
Submitted Monday, January 14, 2008 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

Not that I expected to have a mind-blowing culinary experience here, but maybe something more than pub food in stilettos. The menu itself is sort of a joke. Chicken wings seem to be the dominant thing, and they are not bad. They defrost them quite skillfully.

Sandwich? Who the hell cares. Cheese pizza for 14 dollars (single serving), shove it. Go here for beer and for the scenery (servers and the skyline) but not the food, which, considering you are on this website you already know.

Yes, they have pretty waitresses but so do a lot of places.

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