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pkwokShaughnessy, VancouverSince March 12, 2005123 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Good but not memorable
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2007 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here twice in the past year. On both visits, the service was very good, the setting was very comfortable, but the food was merely good, not memorable. Wine selection was good. Worth a visit, but not for any special occasion.

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Smoking Dog Bistro, The1889 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
I won't go there again
Submitted Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 2:30pm [Dine in]

You will see that I had a postivie review posted here from more than a year ago. However, the last 2 visits to this place in recent months have been disappointing. The food still looks great on presentation, but the flavour is only so-so, and overall quality is poor when you consider the price you are paying. The wines, too, are so-so, but the prices are not. I won't go there again.

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Henry's Kitchen904 West King Edward Ave., Vancouver
New, better place; same great food
Submitted Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 1:57am [Dine in]

OK, it's me again. The reason for posting yet another review is that Henry's Kitchen has moved to a new venue at King Edward Mall. Bigger place, much better decor than before (new renovation), high ceiling, good ambiance, lots of wood panels and a large bar. The price is about the same as before, but food portions have shrunken just a tad, which I find perfectly justified given that we get to eat in a much nicer surrounding. Most important of all, the food quality remains as great as before, with a wonderful selection of wines by the glass, plus Henry has added a few very tempting creations to the menu. Still unbeatable value for money!

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Hapa Izakaya1479 Robson St, Vancouver
I had a good meal here
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 11:58am [Dine in]

Following my visit to two Guus in the immediate neighbourhood, the visit to Hapa Izakaya was perhaps a bit underwhelming, because the food was marginally not as tasty as that at the two Guus. However, no dish was ever less than good, and the classier decor here and the attentive service certainly made an impression on us. When we left, almost the entire staff yelled out thank you in Japanese. Wow! Do try this place if you haven't been here before.

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Highly recommended
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 11:54am [Dine in]

All the previous positive reviews are right. Delicious food, festive atmosphere (with all the yelling by the servers), attentive service, and an unforgettable meal. Every dish delights your tastebuds. The other Guu on Thurlow may be marginally preferred, but that may just be a personal thing. You won't be disappointed at all at this Guu. Go!

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Absolutely delicious
Submitted Monday, November 6, 2006 - 11:51am [Dine in]

What a fun place, and what delicious food! After going to Japanese restaurant after Japanese restaurant, all serving the same kind of food, it was a most pleasant surprise to find this place that serves a "different" kind of Japanese food, but most delicious nonetheless. No need to repeat all the comments already posted by other reviewers. Just go there and try it for yourself!

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Red Star Seafood Restaurant8298 Granville Street, Vancouver
One of the better Chinese restaurants
Submitted Tuesday, October 24, 2006 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

I have eaten here twice recently, having both dim sum and "regular meal" dishes. Everything was delicious, with the roast duck (one of their specialties here) particularly outstanding, in fact second to none. Decor is largely the same as when this restaurant was under the previous ownership, and that means it is very decent. Service was up to expectation. I recommend this place.

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Hart House6664 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
Great food and wine
Submitted Wednesday, October 18, 2006 - 9:50am [Dine in]

3 of us went there recently, not having eaten at this restaurant for over 10 years. The place has been renovated, yet maintains its heritage feel, although I would have preferred more partioning between the various dining areas, to avoid the "big canteen feel". More sophisticated lighting could have helped too. The bar was a bit too overwhelming in size and very cluttered, but otherwise, the decor, colour scheme, and the wainscotting along the walls were very nice.

The food was absolutely fabulous. Instead of going for the traditional appetizer, main course, and dessert, I just had 4 different appetizers, and combined with what my dining companions had, there were 9 different dishes altogether (including desserts). Every single dish was amazing. This is fusion done right, and our taste buds were amply rewarded.

Service was impeccable. All in all, we had a most enjoyable evening, and will be back.

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Aria Restaurant & Lounge433 Robson, Vancouver
So so
Submitted Friday, October 13, 2006 - 10:23pm [Dine in]

Everything looked good in terms of presentation, but in terms of flavour, it was just so so. Not bad by any means, but not memorable at all. The saving grace is that, as a member of hotel's point system, you get a generous discount. Otherwise, at full price, I don't think the food is good enough value for money. The setting is comfortable, and the service very good.

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La Regalade Cote Mer5775 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
A potential gem
Submitted Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 12:19am [Dine in]

This restaurant opened recently and was written up in the newspaper with a very good review, so I decided to try it.

There were 7 of us, and we were seated at the patio which was great -- fresh air, cool but not too cold (heaters operated in cold weather). Service was very decent, except that the waiters were so busy sometimes we had to wait a while to find one who was free to attend to our needs. Bread was not served until asked, long after we ordered our food. Appetizers were mostly great except that the fish chowder was very bland in taste. Same with the main courses -- most were superb, but a few were a bit too salty. Portions were big, so good value for the price. The only cause for complaint was that we had to wait about 30 minutes after finishing the appetizers before the main courses were served. Perhaps this lapse could be eradicated once their operation is running more smoothly, given time.

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Go Fish1504 West 1st Ave., Vancouver
Thoroughly enjoyable
Submitted Sunday, September 3, 2006 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

I have been here twice. The first time, I had the salmon chowder. It was unlike any other salmon chowder or fish chowder I had had. It had an exotic taste, with some spiciness in it, but it was very good. The second time, my kids had two types of fish and chips, and they were outstanding, as was the cole slaw that came with them. If you think fish and chips is fish and chips, try theirs here and it will make you think twice.

Given the very pleasantly waterfront setting, fresh air, and very affordable prices, this place is highly recommended.

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Earls1601 W. Broadway, Vancouver
The best Earls keeps improving!
Submitted Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 11:53am [Dine in]

I have long liked to go to Earls, as they give you delicious food at reasonable prices. This particular Earls is my favourite among the ones in the Lower Mainland. Perhaps the chef at this location is particularly good, but somehow the food here seems tastier than at other Earls locations.

I went there again yesterday, and discovered that their prices had gone up, but to my pleasant surprise, so had the food quality! Their clam chowder was out of this world and the best I had ever had at ANY restaurant. Even the Calamari, which is usually done the standard way at any restaurant, was better than when I had it at this restaurant the last time. Salads are very fresh, with delicious dressings. The decor may need a bit of updating, as this restaurant has not been renovated for many years, but it is still good and pleasant, with lots of natural light in most parts of the restaurant. Highly recommended.

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
Good and interesting experience
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 1:33pm [Dine in]

The 'wow' factor here is the location and decor (or the lack thereof). By that, I mean the minimalist interior decor, big sheets of glass, and ample natural light combine to give you that outdoor waterfront feel even if you are sitting indoors. I can't think of another waterfront restaurant off hand that can match this.

The wine selection is excellent. However, the food is sometimes a bit variable in quality. I would say it varies from merely good to excellent, but I have not had a bad experience here. I will return.

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West Restaurant + Bar2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
I, too, am disappointed
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 1:18pm [Dine in]

I agree with just about everything written by the previous reviewer. I went to this restaurant twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. Both times, the food was merely OK, rather bland in taste, leaving me completely puzzled as to all the awards and rave this restaurant has received. For lunch, I went all out and ordered a chef's tasting menu, which was quite pricey, but I figured that I would get to taste the best this chef could produce. Still, no satisfaction there. I am not as turned off by the ambiance as the previous reviewer. Yes, the decor and atmosphere seemed business-like, but the seating was comfortable, and the tables were spaced far enough apart to give each table privacy.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
An enjoyable dinner
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

4 of us went to have dinner here, based on the rave reviews. We were not disappointed. Every dish was excellent, as was the wine, and overall, for the price they charge, it was good value for money. The decor is upscale casual, and the only drawback is that the place was very noisy, but that's what you get at a casual restaurant. Despite the noise, I quite enjoyed the atmosphere here. Somehow, one is made to feel very comfortable. If you sit in the back, there is a decent view out the window.

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Aurora Bistro2420 Main, Vancouver
Not bad, but not memorable
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 5:25am [Dine in]

I went there late one evening. The decor was a bit wierd, in my opinion -- lots of wood everywhere, but it all looks cheap, almost like veneer (maybe it is). The lighting was gloomy.

Despite that, the place was packed, yet service was OK -- not the unattentive type that one early reviewer encountered. So, obviously, they have improved.

As to the food, it was fine but not memorable. The wine selection was good -- they picked out some very nice B. C. wines that provides good value for money.

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Pair Bistro3763 W 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Good food and good wine at good prices
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 5:19am [Dine in]

I have been here twice. Although not everything was memorable, nothing disapointed me. Service was good, although one time I had to wait at least half an hour for the main course to arrive, despite the restaurant's being less than half full, and it was not a main course that would normally take long to prepare. The fresh oysters they have (the selection changes each day) are particularly good, but that has nothing to do with the chef, as no cooking is required. I was very much intrigued by the wine list. Though small, it contains several very good wines at reasonable prices, so they obviously did their homework in selecting the wines to stock. Overall, you can get good food, good wine, at good prices here. What more do you ask for?

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Glowbal Grill and Satay Bar1079 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Great food in a good setting
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 5:09am [Dine in]

I have been to Glowbal twice, and the food was great both times. Their satays are not what you would expect from a Malaysian restaurant -- they are creative, fusion, and a delight both to the eye and to the taste bud. I had a steak one time, and it turned out to be one of the best I have had anywhere in Vancouver. Service was good and the decor was very nice but short of being special. I will return for the food.

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
The previous reviewer was right
Submitted Friday, July 7, 2006 - 5:03am [Dine in]

Like the previous reviewer, I went to Nu because of the hype, but the food quality was merely OK, and given the price, it was not good value for money. The server tried very hard at giving good service, but, again, like a newbie, almost but didn't quite succeed in doing so. The view is great. The decor is very 70's, which is the trendy thing these days, but it is not my cup of tea -- it felt like this was a restaurant that started back then and had not undergone any renovation since, which obviously is not the case. I will not return.

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Saltlik1032 Alberni St, Vancouver
Give it time to mature
Submitted Thursday, July 6, 2006 - 10:13pm [Dine in]

I had a great experience at the Saltlik in Banff, so when they opened up in Vancouver, I decided to give it a try. This was a few months ago.

This restaurant has a very high end decor, and much of it has a double height ceiling. There is a large and prominent wine cooler located on the upper floor which is completely impractical. Just watching the staff climb the stairs AND another ladder to access the wine was pretty amusing. However, that is not my problem. The seating was comfortable, and the ambiance was very nice.

I ordered the most expensive steak on the lunch menu, expecting to get a great cut of meat, as I did at their Banff location. Unfortunately, although the flavour was excellent, the meat was very tough (despite its being cooked to only medium rare). I couldn't chew through at least half of the steak. The fries were wonderful though.

What was outstanding was the service. I got there quite early, when the restaurant was largely empty. Seeing that I was by myself, the waitress struck up a conversation with me, to keep me entertained while I waited for my food. At the end of the meal, I asked for the location of the washroom, which turned out to be upstairs from where I sat, and the waitress volunteered to walk me there. I initially declined, saying "i am sure I can find it", but she insisted, and ended up walking me all the way to the door of the bathroom. I had never encountered service like this in any other restaurant. By the way, she was very good looking as well.

Given my previous experience in Banff, I wouldn't mind giving this restaurant another try some day. Maybe they were so new that they hand't quite got their act together when I visited. Hopefully, given time, things will improve. Maybe they have by now.

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