Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 11:20pm [Dine in]
We were happy to find this restaurant on our last vacation to Vancouver. We took our two children there, whom are not accustomed to fish, and they loved the fish and thought it was great. Mr Pickwick was our chef. The batter was near perfect, as other reviewers have noted. I was surprised to find that our cod was so large (about a foot long). Our table was very clean and the atmosphere was very welcoming. Our server went out of his way to make sure we had a good meal. He even gave us a color map of the city. He checked on us several times during our meal and seemed like a very hard worker. This is a great place to get fish and chips! I felt like it was a good value as well.
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Submitted Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 11:06pm [Dine in]
My husband, my two children and myself lived in Japan for one year. We researched this restaurant prior to our trip to Vancouver and thought that it looked like a good bet. As soon as we walked in, we all felt like we were back in Japan. The smell of the Barefoot Kitchen reminded us of Japan immediately. My daughter was thrilled that they had "kid's sets" or kid's meals. They were served in the same style plate as they were in Japan, complete with a little toothpick flag flying atop the curry rice. My son was happy to eat the cucumber sushi that was his favorite in Japan. I had a pork cutlet with miso soup, kimchee, rice and a salad. The four of us ate for around twenty-eight dollars. I have to say that my kids loved this restaurant so much, and it brought back so many memories for them, that they begged us to go back the next night. Even though we felt a little embarrassed returning the next night, it was worth it for the great meal. The staff was very welcoming and friendly towards us. They said a traditional Japanese welcome upon or arrival to the restaurant. They also held the door open for us when we left. It was great to get such good Japanese service outside of Japan. Eating dinner, both nights, at the Barefoot Kitchen was one of our best memories of our vacation. The atmosphere of this modern restaurant is bright and clean. We hope that you will enjoy this restaurant as much as we did.
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