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pumpkindUnknownSince June 30, 200726 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Ezogiku Noodle Cafe1329 Robson St, Vancouver
Change is not good
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 2:43am [Dine in]

This used to be my favorite place for soba in Vancouver (closely followed by Kintaro Ramen) and I ate there at least twice a month. Their teryaki chicken shoyu ramen was authentically Japanese and perfectly balanced.

I went there few weeks ago only to discover that they "improved" the menu. My guess is that the owner changed, but it does not really matter. They changed noodles, the changed soup base, the changed toppings. Now it tastes like a Japanese-style wonton soup without wontons and with instant noodles. And a crab stick. Yuck.

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Oysi Oysi Restaurant1136 Alberni Street, #607, Vancouver
Maki sushi
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 2:35am [Dine in]

The place has very big menu, but if you stick to maki sushi (rolls), you will not be disappointed. Chopped scallop roll is one of the best I had in a while. My wife really liked battera sushi, which are rather uncommon in Vancouver. Stay away from "fusion" appys though, I suspect they are actually experimental dishes, and some experiments are not very impressive.

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Smoking Dog Bistro, The1889 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Good food, but it can be better
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 2:28am [Dine in]

We went to this bistro once for dinner and once for lunch (and for some weird reason we were seated at the same table). I tend to judge the restaurant primarily on its food quality, and if it's enjoyable, then the ambiance and the service start to matter. In case of Smoking Dog, the food did not deliver, though the ambiance was very nice.

I must add though that we like French cuisine a lot and our expectations for French bistros are somewhat higher than, say, for Earls. Therefore braised chicken that was almost dry both times we tried it was the reason why we won't probably try it for the third time.

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Rodney's Oyster House1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Very nice place
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 2:07am [Dine in]

We've been to Rodney's a couple of times and we largely focused on oysters. Good selection, reasonably priced. My wife had potato-crusted halibut and I can safely say that we THE BEST fish dish I ever tried in my life. It was cooked absolutely perfectly.

Overall - the menu is OK, not terribly expansive with few odd items that should not probably be there. The ambiance is very nice, the service is solid and waiters have rather decent sense of humor :)

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Boston Pizza4680 Kingsway, #104, Burnaby
Food is horrible
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 2:01am [Dine in]

We went there for a quick lunch. I had pizza, my wife had "spaghetti". Note the quotes. The lump of overcooked pasta has nothing to do with spaghetti. This was really bizarre, because it actually takes an effort to overcook pasta that bad. Pizza was more or less OK, but I would not order it again if I could go for example for Pizza Hut or Dominos. Perhaps our experience was specific to this particular location, but I found the food to be overpriced, so I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Abdul BBQ4500 Kingsway, #1691, Burnaby
Very good food.
Submitted Saturday, June 30, 2007 - 1:53am [Dine in]

The food is really good. The place is really unique because of its owner, Abdul.

I worked in Metrotowers for a couple of years and chatted with Abdul few times while waiting for the order. He is a total food geek. He told me that the basement in his house is packed with spices, which he grinds and mixes himself. He gave a short lecture on how to prepare a good falafel, why the meat should never go from the skewer directly into the wrap, etc. The guy is really passionate about his food and it really shows.

Things to try is a shawerma platter, which comes with small portions of 3 or 4 different salads, very good hummus and pita with garlic sauce. Meat dishes take a couple of minutes, but falafel may take 15 minutes as they fry it when ordered. I haven't tried lamb, and I like chicken better than beef. Falafel is exceptional by the way.

There is of a couple of mid-eastern ladies that sometimes work with or in place of the owner. When they are on their own, they tend to get sloppy. The food still tastes good, but the preparation suffers.

I have to add however that platters feel pretty "heavy" after the meal. A friend of mine regularly complained that he was getting indigestion .. and he still kept eating there.

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