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pookiebearUBCSince May 28, 200946 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Displaying 41 - 46 of 46 Reviews Found
Ebisu on Robson827 Bute Street, Vancouver
Regular hangout
Submitted Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 12:01am [Dine in]

I come to this restaurant about once a month or every 2 months just to hang out with the girls to have a few drinks.

Their food and drinks are pretty cheap considering where they are located. I also love the selection of cocktails they have (I am a cocktail kinda girl). The food is tasty and consistent. My favourite dish is the fried tako, chicken karaage and taco rice.

The service is pretty friendly and the ambiance has a hip and fun vibe to it. One thing i don't like is later at night, there's always a few people that get really drunk and someone always pukes, which is kinda gross. But the staff is quick to clean up the mess and escort the drunk customer out.

On a side note, the last time I went, I went to watch a Canucks playoff game. I got there at 5:30 to get a table and noticed they now have a happy hour menu from 5-6:30pm everyday. Wings are only $0.30/ea and there was also some sushi on this happy hour menu. It's definitely a good deal.

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Motomachi Shokudo740 Denman Street, Vancouver
Organic ingredients and soup base - Loved it
Submitted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

A few of my friends recommended this restaurant to me since they know how much I love ramen.

The unique aspect about this restaurant is that they use some organic ingredients. I had the spicy miso chicken ramen and my bf just had the regular shoyu chasiu ramen. My ramen was filled with a wide variety of vegetables, which is different than the other restaurants that serve ramen. My bf's regular shoyu ramen had sooo much chasiu. We both enjoyed our ramens very much.

The price for each bowl of ramen is a bit steep at almost $10 a bowl, but I think the high price is justified by the use of organic ingredients. Also, it's the biggest ramen bowl I've ever had. I was barely able to finish my bowl. (I am able to finish my bowl of ramen at the other ramen restaurants). We also had the gyoza which was decent.

I will definitely be back!!

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La Casa Gelato1033 Venables Street, Vancouver
Tiny portions
Submitted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:39pm [Dine in]

I come here once or twice a year because I love their lychee gelato and as far as I know, this is the only place to get it.

They have over 200 flavors of gelato but I always stick to my good ol' lychee. I came over the weekend and bought a single for myself and a single ferrero rocher for my bf. Maybe I haven't been here for a while but the single scoops are now $4 each. Since my bf and I are messy eaters and it was almost dinner time, we decided to get the gelato in a cup instead of a cone so we don't get too full before dinner.

Man oh man, was I shocked when I saw how small the single scoops are now. If they gave bigger spoons, I could scoop up the whole thing and put it in my mouth.

I probably wouldn't come here again anytime soon since the portion sizes are so small now. For those who will go, I would suggest you get your single scoop in a cone since it looks like you get a bigger scoop.

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Salam Bombay755 Burrard St, Suite 217, Vancouver
Loved the buffet
Submitted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

I came here with about 15 others for a work lunch. We all decided to get the buffet at $15/ per person because most of the menu items were about $13 to $14.

The buffet selection was very small. From what I remember, they had salad, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, curry lamb, vegetable curry, this spinach and cheese sauce, and this eggplant dish. My absolute favourite was the eggplant dish. I've never had it at other indian buffets before and I don't even like eggplant, but wow, this dish was just amazing. The naan they serve was also very good as it looks like real indian naan. The other indian buffets serve naan that looks like thick pieces of bread. Overall, the food was very enjoyable and it's better than the other indian buffets I've been to.

This was definitely the nicest and most expensive indian buffet restaurant I've been to. Luckily the boss paid hehe.

If you plan on going for the lunch buffet, come before 12 or else you'll have to wait in a long lineup to get your food.

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Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Enjoyable Experience
Submitted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:13pm [Dine in]

I came here after dinner to have some desserts and after dinner drinks with 3 other friends.

We only ordered desserts and drinks so I can't comment on the food. We ordered the vanilla creme brulee ($10), the s'more ($10) and chocolate fondue ($16).
The desserts were delicious. I especially loved the s'more as it's not a common dessert served in other restaurants.

I loved the ambiance. We sat in the , I guess you can call it an 'indoor patio' and it's surrounded by brick walls with a super high ceiling. The lighting was dim but not too dark so that you can still read the menu, and the music was at a volume that you can hear clearly enough, but at the same time, you don't have to yell to talk to your friend that's only across the table unlike other loungey restaurants in the area.

The hostess was very nice and our server was just awesome. He was very friendly, checking on us occasionally to chat with us, but also not intrusive.

Based on this experience, maybe I will come here and try dinner.

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Market by Jean-Georges1115 Alberni Street, 3rd floor, Vancouver
Pleasantly Surprised
Submitted Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 11:02pm [Dine in]

I went to this restaurant with 3 of my friends on a Saturday night at 8pm with no reservations. The inside was booked for the rest of the night and we had a choice to either sit at the patio or the bar. We chose to sit at the last table at the patio. The table was closest to the railing and there was no cover or heater above us. It was very windy so we were rather cold. Luckily, another table opened up about 10 minutes after we sat down and we asked to move. The staff was very accommodating and quickly cleaned the table and moved our cutlery over.

The restaurant was very simple, yet trendy. The patio was very nice and so was the bar.

We ordered the crab cakes, shrimp salad, 2 arctic chars, and 1 steak. Although expensive at $14, the crab cake was very tasty. One of the best I've ever had. I had a piece of shrimp from my friend's shrimp salad and that was very tasty as well. I had the arctic char with truffle mashed potatoes. The char was cooked to my liking but my favorite part of the dish was the truffle mashed potatoes. They were to die for. At around $25, the portion was pretty decent and I was full. I also had a bite of my friend's steak and it was only okay. I've had better.

Service was very professional but it took a very long time to get our entrees. We got our entrees an hour after we got our appys. We ordered at 8:10ish and we didn't get our entree until 9:30 and we were starving.

After some of the reviews on here, I wasn't expecting too much from this restaurant. I thought it was or those new, trendy and expensive type restaurants that serve tiny portion sizes accompanied with snooty service. However, i was pleasantly surprised. Although it took a long time to get my food, I enjoyed my experience and I would recommend going to this restaurant at least once.

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