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purpleshirazVancouverSince April 8, 20109 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Cafe Crepe2861 Granville St, Vancouver
It was okay, they need to work on some things
Submitted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 10:38am [Dine in]

Was here for breaky in what seems to be a very busy location.

Now I can talk and criticize all I want here but if they are busy, then there must be a reason why.

Was here last sunday and found it to be laking in service completely. NOt enough servers were on hand in my opinion and I felt neglected all throughout. If I have to wave my server down more than half a dozen time for little things then in my opnion. That's not good service.

My omelette was good but I felt rushed, and never at ease throughout my experience.

Go here if you want a quick breakfast in and out. But not to relax and unwind on a nice Sunday.

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Mandalay Lounge and Steakhouse3900 Bayview Street, #140, Richmond
On its way up. Had a fantastic evening
Submitted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 - 10:32am [Dine in]

Was her during a weeknight and Steveston has been a good hang out of mine for the past year since my best bud moved to the area.

Now I'll be honest, I my first time here about a yr ago wasn't the best experience. My friend had told me the got rid of their old chef and we gave Mandalay another chance a couple of nights ago.

They have THE RIGHT combination for an ultra modern & urban style restaurant and I felt like i was in montreal or even New York.

Food was awesome (try the spinach dip) and my steak was legendary. I far cry from my last experience here. We'll be back a LOT in the summer. great hang out with a GREAT crowd even on a monday night.

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Extreme Pita11020 No. 5 Road, Unit 123, Richmond
Not going to last and I'll tell you why.
Submitted Friday, May 14, 2010 - 1:31am [Dine in]

I had tried the Dijon Chicken pita which was just completely gross. I usually go to Taco Del Mar next door but saw the sign that double meat was a promo in all their wraps.

I wasn't even offered it .. instead they gave me a regular portion (TINY) of chicken and I had to ask for it at the end. If you have a promo shouldn't you be promoting it?

Anyways.. back to the review at hand now...

I know fast food franchise chains rely heavily on food costs and prefabricated ingredients... I don't know how an entire menu (it looked like) can be based on rubber processed chicken and beef? Just different sauces is what dictates the name and theme of the pita wrap. So it's processed food on top of processed sauce.

I found no value, no taste, and I'm confused about the concept. What's up?

Bye Bye Extreme Pita. Who's the idea behind this brilliant franchise.

The plus? The lady behind the counter was in genneral very nice.. (even though she didn't offer the double meat)

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Browns Socialhouse11660 Steveston Hwy, #1020, Richmond
Gosh... such weird feeling when I come here.
Submitted Friday, May 14, 2010 - 1:25am [Dine in]

I've bee here a couple of times. My friend lives in Richmond so I'm always trying different places. It's in a strip mall and what Browns offers to us is a very "Earls & Cactuc Club" wannabe style but in a much smaller format.

I do like the decore but there isn't enough of an "environment" to get me and the guys going. Food wasn't that great. I had a Pad Thai that honestly tasted like I cooked it myself.. (I'm a crappy cook and can always rely on recipe off the internet to try to impress).. My friend had the Cowboy Salad which he said was good but we at the end of our meal felt like moving on as soon as our meals were done. The place had lots of staff that liked to socialize so that didn't help.

Perhaps if it was twice the size, had a better menu (at least get original now), then it may be a bumpin place.. but I can't see myself wanting to come back here again.

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East is East4413 Main St, Vancouver
If you can get immersed into the theme then you'll love it because the food is pretty good
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

Dang.. for $18 it's basically all you can eat curries and stews. A Great selection of tasty options. I can imagine this cavern like room getting packed and busy on weekends and nights. If you can handle the odd seating arrangement then you'll be good to go.

Basically the menu has rice bowl as the simpler option. If you're in for a real meal and treat.. get the platter where you initially get to choose 3 different dishes and then get to refill your platter as many times as you'd like. You even get to refill it with new items you had not ordered originally. That's greatvalue to me and the food is superb.

I don't think I'd enjoy the experience if it was packed. It's pretty claustorphobic in there and the them is a bit rich for me.. but again food is A+ and so is price.

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DB Bistro Moderne2551 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good but dang.. dunno how you can survive as lunch business charging what they do
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:25pm [Dine in]

I went because it was inviting, it was pretty empty and I used o come down when it was lumiere.

They have a set menu going on right now for lunch . $28 for a three course meal. The Hen Duo was great and everything we had was awesome. I wouldn't say I'd come back anytime soon even though I did enjoy our meal but this isn't a truly casual joint. Pretty upscale and chic who serves a much more affluent crowd.

Lunch for two came to almost $100. Not quite a bargain but if you got the dough then go big or go home ya?

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Joey507 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Good Stuff, excellent variety of menu and caters to most of the downtown crowd
Submitted Wednesday, May 12, 2010 - 11:19pm [Dine in]

Something to expect out of Joey is pretty good food and an above average experience. Out of the bigger chain style restaurants I'd have to say Joey is my favorite.

Had lettuce wraps (wish they had more meat) and were very tasty. Great Calamari and Lobster Ravioli is always great. They were kid friendly as well and had our baby up on a attach seat to the table.

This place caters to all sorts and it should be a hit with most people. I do come back when I can and sometimes a chain is better because you know what to expect. A chain that has great food.

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Babylon Cafe716 Robson Street, Vancouver
HOLE IN THE WALL.. but fast, quick and tasty!
Submitted Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

Always a favorite of mine when I need a quick fix. Always tasty and always cheap. Saves me time from having to sit down and order lunch. Never had a bad wrap here and it's pretty filling for 6$

Usually have the Chicken Shawarma and always lined up. IF you need a quick wrap style lunch this is the place.

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
What happened to the good times?
Submitted Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:07pm [Dine in]

I used to come here very frequently. This was a couple of years ago. Now with tough economic times and with people not dining out as much. C doesn't quite deliver a true fine dining experience. At a average 35-45$ a dish restaurant it was really tough to have that desire to come back.

The food was good, the ambiance fantastic but there's just too many other restaurants that would give me that exact same experience for much less.

With casual restaurant like Cactus Club & Joey's offering almost fine dining level presentation and quality of dishes it makes it hard for me to want to spend $40 on halibut or $19 on Gnocchi.

An excellent wine list and a fantastic view but a menu that needs to be refreshened perhaps? or transformed into a casual bistro.

Just an opinion.

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