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Pink Snoopy With JewelVancouverSince October 7, 201015 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Displaying 1 - 15 of 15 Reviews Found
Al Porto Ristorante321 Water Street, Vancouver
Not worth repeating
Submitted Friday, September 28, 2012 - 9:41pm [Dine in]

Should have read the earlier reviews. This place is just ok.

Mussel starters were very good. Big and juicy and very fresh.

But the veal marsala was way too greasy. In a rush and everything was so slow that I didn't want to bother sending it back.

Service was non existent.

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Oyster Seafood & Rawbar475 Howe Street, #502, Vancouver
Great little gem downtown
Submitted Friday, July 20, 2012 - 12:40pm [Dine in]

Some of the best raw oysters. Unlike some other places for happy hour that only provide one type of oyster for their specials. This place always has 2-4 different types of oysters for you to try.

I have also tried all the different cooked oysters and highly recommend the BBQ and Rockefeller.

The clams and mussels in a white wine broth is also a great choice.

And lastly, their sablefish is very fresh and cooked perfectly. Lightly seared on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside.

Be sure to go on Monday's as all bottles of wine are half price, so it costs the same as buying the wine from the liquor store.

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Carmelo's1448 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Very good little gem
Submitted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:57am [Dine in]

Was hesistant with the previous bad reviews, but this place blew me away.

It was really busy on a Friday night but we did make reservations.

The place was packed, but the service was unbelievable. Every time the waitress walked past, she refilled the water at least 4-5 times during the night.

The calamari is really unique as it is a whole grilled calamari that you had to cut up. I prefer this over the deep fried variety.

Most impressive was the veal marsala. Most places will only provide 2 or 3 pieces but this place had 4 large pieces.

Will return to this place next time I'm in the neighbourhood.

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Kalypso Restaurant & Tapas Bar1323 Robson Street, Vancouver
This place is super shady!!
Submitted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:36am [Dine in]

I also had the fiasco with the Dealfind voucher ($25 for $50).

No surprise that the food sucks and the owners will cut corners wherever they can. I was just lucky that I did not get sick after because you know a place like this has no problem skimping cost on cleaniness.

We ordered the seafood platter and got a very meh order of frozen seafood.

So when I was ready to pay and be done with this place, they would not honour the Dealfind voucher.

Instead, they only took $25 off the bill and told me to ask Dealfind for a refund.

Basically, they just want to use Dealfind as an advertising mechanism to get us in the door, but by nickel and diming us, there's no way we will return. Heck, I would be really surprised if this place actually stays in business, it might survive past the summer as a tourist trap, but good luck surviving past the rainy season.

It's unfortunate, as I work nearby too and if they were good, I would have found a new lunch place. But since they are so shady, I will make sure everyone I knows also avoids this terrible restaurant.

Props to Dealfind for actually refunding my $25 cost. But I was adamant that the manager write on my Dealfind voucher that they would not honour it so that I could get my refund.

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Keefer Bar, The135 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Great bar, great servers but terrible food
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2012 - 1:47pm [Dine in]

This is what I get for eating at a bar, knowing full well it is a bar. The only thing sourced locally about the food is that they bought pre-packaged food from T&T down the block and just reheated it for you.

The Keefer is a great place for drinks only. You should definitely eat before going.

Their drink list is more unique than the usual Vancouver bar scene.

The decor and vibe is also really cool. The servers are both attentive and very friendly.

Will return, but only for drinks.

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Mochikas Peruvian Cafe1696 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Hmmmmm
Submitted Sunday, March 4, 2012 - 6:32am [Take-out]

The Ceviche Mixto appetizer was very good. I give it 4 out of 5.

But the entree which was Arroz con Mariscos was way too salty. Had no kick at all. I'm not Peruvian, but when I googled how this dish should be made, it sounds like it should have some spice to it.

Unfortunately, the dish that I got was all salt and grease and no spice.

Couldn't return the entree as I got it for takeout.

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Kanpeki Tappanyaki Restaurant8351 Alexandra Road, #140, Richmond
Very good value for tappanyaki
Submitted Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

I'm usually really leery of these kind of restaurants as they are usually all show and no go.

But I was surprised with this place. Very fresh food and great value for your money.

They don't put on such an extravagant show as some other places, but if you seen one, you've seen them all.

However, this is a place to go if you actually want to be full. If you go as a pair, I recommend that you get one meat lovers meal and one seafood lovers meal to share.

Seafood consisted of salmon, huge scallops, oysters, squid, lobster tail and jumbo prawns.

For the meat, we chose filet mignon, rib eye and lamb chops.

You also get soup, salad, veggies, seafood fried rice and fried noodles, oh and gellato too!

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Jolly's Indian Bistro2928 W 4th, Vancouver
Worth it if you bought the Groupon
Submitted Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 10:48pm [Dine in]

We decided to venture over to Kits to try this place out since I had a Groupon. I didn't know what to expect since this place was fairly new. This place is small and quaint in the heart of Kits; 7 small tables and bartop seating. Service was good but the food took a while. We ordered a lamb dish and a chicken dish, both curry dishes of course. The portion size was adequate for the price but I found the appitizers to be smaller than expected for that price. Overall, the flavour was quite good and the curry had some kick in it which was nice as I like my Indian food to have some spice. Would I recommend this place to a friend or revisit this establishment again? Maybe, if I was in the Kits area and I was craving curry that day but I don't think I would selectively pick this restaurant as my go-to place for Indian.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
All Hype, complete RIPOFF!
Submitted Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 6:31pm [Dine in]

Should have known better as this place was recommended by a 'friend'. You know, everyone has one of those 'friends' that must get the latest over price gadget. The same kind of person that wrongly believes that outrageously expensive must be good.

Well, curiosity got the best of me so I decided to see what the hype was all about. Plus, if I'm gonna talk smack about a place, I might as well check it out in person.

My bf and I went and ordered the chef special which is $120 for 6 dishes. They should clarify that it is really $120 for 6 appetizers, actually, the portions were even smaller. They were the same size as the samples at Costco.

And the worst part was there was nothing special at all about any of the dishes. Half the dishes I could cook myself. And the other half was just regular sushi/sashimi that you could get at Temaki.

For that price I expect to be served some kind of rare expensive seafood, not just regular salmon and tuna that I could get at any other Japanese place.

Oh well, live and learn. And now I can tell everyone, DO NOT GET SUCKERED BY THE HYPE. Just cause a restaurant is mentioned in some magazine means squat.

Plus, we were there on a Saturday night and it was absolutely dead. Including ourselves there was two other tables, guess everyone already knows what a rip off this place is.

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Dockside Restaurant1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Only go for drinks
Submitted Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

Do not go to this place for dinner. It does have a nice patio right on the water and the interior is nice but that is it.

The portions are really small and the food itself is nothing special. Not worth the high price tag.

And especially the service. Just saw the waiter twice all night. Once to take our orders, and return with the food. Never refilled the water or even bother to check on us.

The restaurant was not even half full which shouldn't be a surprise as this place is expensive with nothing to show.

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
Better than expected
Submitted Thursday, October 28, 2010 - 6:04pm [Dine in]

Usually restaurants that are part of hotels are not the greatest.

Hence, I was pleasantly surprised by this place. The decor is top notch with high ceilings but what do you expect, it is part of a 5 star hotel.

The menu is fairly classic and since we went with a fair size party we were able to try pretty much most of the entrees. Tried their different steaks, prime rib and seafood. Unfortunately the salmon was too dry but everything else was above average. Servings were larger than you would expect at an upscale restaurant.

The biggest surprise was the value of this place. They allowed us to use 3 Entertainment coupons. And each entree came with the unlimited desert buffett which is a nice bonus.

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Grand Honour Hot Pot Restaurant5668 Granville Street, Vancouver
Best all you eat HotPot
Submitted Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 9:46am [Dine in]

This place has the best menu of any all you can eat hot pot. Lots of different types of soup bases, meats, veggies and especially seafood.

Where else can you get huge prawns, oysters, mussels and fish.

We also totally took advantage of the all you can eat and pigged out like crazy!! Since it was slow, we stayed almost 3 hours. Ate so much that I was actually dizzy! Got me worried that you could OD on food.

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Temaki Sushi2156 W. Broadway, #2, Vancouver
Best Japanese
Submitted Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 9:18am [Dine in]

There's a reason you should make a reservation even on weeknights. This place is always packed and for good reason.

Probably some of the best rolls in town. And to top it off, the portions are actually a decent size, you actually walk out of this place full!

Highlights are the raw oysters, tuna tataki, beef tataki, any of the rolls.

The only thing that sucks is the scallop motoyaki.

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Salmon House2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
This place is a joke!
Submitted Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 9:07am [Dine in]

Got suckered to go because it was a friend's birthday. This place is such a rip off, and everything took forever.

Even though we made reservations, they did not seat us for close to an hour!!!

The menu is a complete rip off as the food is nothing special at all.

They might as well just rob you when you walk in. At least that would have been quicker and less agonizing than dealing with them.

They can't even make steak correct. Ask for rare and you get well done. Brilliant.

Waitress was also useless and full of attitude.

This place is a complete tourist trap and don't get suckered to go because you have a dumb friend that believes in hype.

Remember, you can't eat the view. Maybe just go for drinks, but even their coffee tastes like crap.

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Portobello Ristorante1429 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Better than expected
Submitted Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 8:59am [Dine in]

After reading all the reviews I usually expect the worse about a place. I guess it was because we went on a weeknight and we went early so the service was not bad at all.

We got the mussels and calamari to start. I would definitely order the mussels again. And a good deal for $12.

The buns were nice and warm. Soft on the inside and toasty on the outside. Perfect to go with the sauce of both appetizers.

For the main course we shared the butter lemon veal and rib eye. Veal was a little too lemony. The steak was great, I mean, how can you mess up steak?

The portions were decent, did not feel ripped off.

The highlight was the tiramisu and really good Americano.

Will return to take advantage of their 3 course menu.

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