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Rasputin45Kitsilano, VancouverSince July 27, 200597 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

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DB Bistro Moderne2551 West Broadway, Vancouver
Fancier, more expensive, and worse than Feenies
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 10:40am [Dine in]

And I wasn't that big of a fan of Feenies, but DB is worse is almost all aspects than Feenies.

Four of us went for dinner last night to DB, our first time there. The food was an overpriced and faux-fancy take on French Bistro with some Italian thrown in there for kicks. For example, I had the iceberg wedge salad which I was hoping would be a fun take on the classic steakhouse salad, instead they missed the point and served a half head of soft butter lettuce with some traditional salad toppings. One friend ordered the steak, she enjoyed her meal, the rest of us were unsatisfied. The wine menu is outrageously priced, with wines starting at $60, including one bottle we regularly buy from the US for $10 for $60. Service was not great, our waters were always full (good!) but our server put his foot in his mouth on more than one ocassion. Overall I would not go back, and if I had to go back I would only order the bistro classics like steak and fries.

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Posh1788 W Broadway, #101, Vancouver
Glad I tried it out
Submitted Friday, March 13, 2009 - 11:02am [Dine in]

I had never heard of Posh before my friend wanted to go here for dinner. Sukiyaki, what the heck is that? Well, it's like a more salty hot pot, where you have a pot at your table and you get all the raw veggies, tofu, and meat you want to put into it and cook. It was great! Even better than hot pot, in my opinion. The base is vegetarian so if you just put veggies and tofu/fake meats into it, it is good for vegetarians too. A really fun evening! I will definitely be back.

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Aoki Sushi1888 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Total rave
Submitted Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

We were just looking for an upgrade from Kitsilano Sushi, but we really hit the jackpot with this place! I admittedly am no sushi expert but I had the best sushi I've ever had tonight at Aoki. The tuna melted in my mouth. My vegetarian boyfriend loved his rolls as well. I recommended ordering the seasonal sashimi assortment, it was really good and presented in a bowl made of solid ice. And the prices are so reasonable! This place is definitely my new favorite.

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Mistral French Bistro2585 West Broadway, Vancouver
Interesting place
Submitted Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 11:07pm [Dine in]

We went here for the first time tonight. It has almost everything I look for in a restaurant: nice setting/location, large portions, reasonable prices. The only thing I found missing was the food quality. While nothing was terrible, I feel like every dish was a little "off" -- the warm goat cheese salad had cold goat cheese so it wasn't melty and delicious like it should have been, the pea soup had a frozen/overcooked pea undertaste, the pasta was overcooked, etc. This is a good place for people who don't eat out much and want a large portion for the price, but it's not a good place for people who want high-quality food. For my money, places like Provence serve much higher-quality food for similar prices (but with smaller portions), so I won't be back to Mistral.

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O Thai Cuisine Restaurant1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
a bit dissapointing
Submitted Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

Okay, so we had gone to O Thai like 2 years ago and remembered it fondly. Then we went back again recently, the menu was much smaller and had gone a bit more fusion/european style, presenting mains such as seared duck breast/flank steak carefully plated and drizzled with massaman curry sauce or a curry sauce. It looks great but the taste is not that good, the meat was overcooked and one dish included FROZEN CARROTS which to me are disgusting to eat on a $15 main dish. There is no need to serve rubbery frozen carrots in this day and age when fresh carrots are cheap and available all year round. Inexcusable. Anyway I was disappointed, everything was barely OK and the price was pretty high for what we got.

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Bistro Pastis2153 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
bummer of a dineout
Submitted Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 11:15pm [Dine in]

Bistro Pastis looked like a good deal at only $28 for a three course menu at Dine Out. Unfortunately the food was not that great. For appetizers, I had the onion tart and my husband had the goat cheese salad. Both of us felt like our appetizers tasted okay, but too big and too strong/rich. When I was done I felt like I had finished brunch. Next came the mains. Coq a Vin and the gnooci were both fairly tasteless. "How does one make Coq au Vin that tastes like neither Coq nor Vin" I thought as I poured on the salt. Forget about finishing, I got through barely more than half. My creme caramel was very good but the apple dessert was poor. Overall out of 6 courses 3 were bad. I wish it had been better.

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Connor Butler2145 Granville St, Vancouver
Service great, food a bit dissapointing
Submitted Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 9:52pm [Dine in]

Based on the glowing reviews here we treated ourselves to the tasting menu with wine pairings. First, the good -- Connor called us personally to confirm our dietary restrictions, and totally conformed each course of the tasting menu to what each person can and cannot eat. This was so wonderful, and we truly felt like we had a personal chef! The service was five star all the way. Unfortunately, we just felt like the food did not match up to our expectations, no one in my party enjoyed what they ate that much and all of us left feeling sort of unfulfilled. With an expensive six-course tasting menu I expect at least one or two courses to be really excellent and I did not find that to be the case. I liked the chef and the server a lot and I wanted to like the food more. Maybe it was just a bad day, I might give this restaurant another chance. If someone else is paying, that is.

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Diva at The Met645 Howe Street, Vancouver
an excellent meal
Submitted Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 9:40pm [Dine in]

We went to Diva for a special night out based mainly on the reviews we read here. It was very nice. Overall all of our food was very good, for appetizers my scallops and the chicken salad appetizer were fantastic. The mushroom veloute was creamy and rich. The short ribs were not as flavorful as others I've had. For mains, my beef was SO GOOD and I loved the chef's take on the baked potato that came with it -- but I found the actual mashed potatoes a bit gluey textured and tough to finish. My companions all loved their mains as well, except one who had the agnolotti, he liked it but decided it had "too much going on." Service and decor five star. I have been here and to Connor Butler in the last month and in my mind Diva is way better for the price.

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Brioche401 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Good soup
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

Brioche has consistently great food and some very good values on the menu -- one real standout has been the soups, which are always delicious and one of the best deals in gastown. The "full soup" when ordered in the restaurant comes in a cauldron-sized tureen for $5.00 (with bread!) The salads and sandwiches are good as well but not as great of a value. I have never tried the pastas which look good but at 13.00 for a lunch are too expensive for me. The service is pleasant, and the atmosphere is not bad but it's a bit close to the downtown eastside. One time when I was in there a street person ran in and stole the tip jar, and the guy behind the counter chased after her, coming back in and saying "she does that all the time!"

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Steamrollers1195 Robson, Vancouver
You gotta be kidding me!
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 2:47pm [Dine in]

With all these good reviews! Steamrollers is the most nothing bland excuse for a burrito shop I ever stepped foot in. Mexican food is supposed to have flavor, and I left that place wondering if I ate food or cardboard. It's good if you are looking for a healthy lunch choice and don't care about flavor.

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Tacos Mexico Rico309 West Pender, Vancouver
Maybe a little TOO authentic
Submitted Wednesday, August 20, 2008 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

Ok, I never thought I would be saying this about a Vancouver Mexican restaurant, but I've been to this hole-in-the wall place a couple times for lunch, and I think it's a bit TOO authentic. They have a large selection of authentic-sounding meats (barbacoa, tongue, chorizo, etc) for tacos, sopas, burritos, etc, and the place is pretty much always medium-full of Spanish speaking people so who am I to judge? BUT to my palate the meats just aren't as tasty as the ones at Dona Cata or Salsa & Agave. Also maybe it's due to the language barrier, but I feel like the service level leaves a bit to be desired sometimes. I'll go back because it's one block away from my work, but it's not my favorite place.

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Nuba207B West Hastings Street, Vancouver
One of my new favorites for lunch
Submitted Tuesday, August 19, 2008 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

This is a middle eastern place with lots of vegetarian options, probably the best low-cost lunch place downtown. I have ordered almost everything on the menu and I haven't had a bad meal there. I especially love the lamb wrap and the green lentil wrap. My only issue is the place is small so seating can be limited, plus when they get busy the line can be quite long and they can get slow with delivering the food, even for take-out.

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Social Restaurant & Lounge332 Water Street, #200, Vancouver
great sandwiches at the deli for lunch
Submitted Friday, July 18, 2008 - 12:26am [Dine in]

I just found this deli and as a sandwich lover boy am I glad. It was seriously the most delicious freshly made sandwich I have eaten in Vancouver yet! Plus it comes with free homemade potato chips, all for $6 (for a small one). The lines can be long at lunch, though. I will definitely be back. The super large one with the whole circular bread looks big and huge and delicious.

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Dona Cata Mexican Foods5076 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Finally! We don't have to cross the border for good tacos
Submitted Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 4:17pm [Dine in]

Thanks to Dinehere, we have discovered where the authentic Mexican food has been hiding -- in East Vancouver! This place has tacos, alambras (sort of like a mixed meat, vegetable, cheese stir fry with tortillas to scoop it up), tortas, even pozole and cactus. Everythign is authentic -- sometimes a bit too authentic, as I found a gross chunk of fatty pork skin in my carnitas taco. Service is somewhat inefficient but friendly, you do have to ask for stuff more than once sometimes. Not exactly a five star setup, you get a handful of tortilla chips on a small styrofoam plate when you arrive, there are no little cups to fill with salsas, the bathroom is clean but strangely arranged, etc. For me, it's exactly the kind of cheap authentic Mexican I have been hankering for, and I will be going back for more soon I hope.

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West Restaurant + Bar2881 Granville Street, Vancouver
Nice touches made visit special
Submitted Monday, March 24, 2008 - 11:54am [Dine in]

As one of the most expensive and well reviewed restaurants in Vancouver, I went to West expecting to be blown away. That did not happen. The service was very good, the ambiance was nice, but the food was only good to OK, I ordered the crab starter, which was excellent, and the beef tenderloin main dish, which was slightly undercooked and fairly tasteless. I added lots of salt and pepper and drenched each bite in the red wine sauce and it was good, but not outstanding. My fellow diners felt the same about many of their dishes, some were excellent, but some only "meh." Maybe you have to know what to order?

My favorite part were the special "extras" sent out by the chef, the amuse bouche was a delicious bite of scallop that was perhaps the best thing I ate all night, and then there were tiny lemon meringue pies that came with the check -- delicious and oh so cute!

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Tandoori Delight205 East 51st Ave, Vancouver
Best rolls in town!
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

We stop by here often when we are in the Main Street area. The seekh kebab (lamb sausage) roll is excellent and unlike anything else I have had in this city. What does he put in there? I have no idea but it is deliciously pungent. The paneer rolls are good too for all you vegetarians out there. The owner is quite the personality. Sometimes the service can be slow but it is always fresh and delicious.

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Nevermind3293 West Fourth Ave, Vancouver
I feel the need to update my review
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

A couple years ago I slagged on Nevermind for being "wanna be" kind of place. Well since then it's probably become the restaurant we have eaten at the most in Vancouver. This place kind of grows on you. It's not perfect, but as long as you don't sit too close to the bathroom you can expect a good weeknight eating experience. I almost always order the chicken burger and fries, my bf orders the portabello burger and fries. Being a bar, tasty beverages of all types abound. It's good, fast, reasonably priced, and I can wear my sweatpants here if it's that kind of a day. What more can I ask?

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Fish on Rice1414 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good all you can eat for 20.95
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 4:33pm [Dine in]

After reading all the great reviews at this site, I really wanted to try this restaurant out. The vegetarian in our party was not allowed to order off the menu, and instead had to order the same all you can eat sushi as the rest of our party. He was disappointed by this, but then the server Forrest really took care of him making sure he had everything vegetarian off the menu, and in the end he was pleased. I don't like the policy of forcing everyone at the table to order the same thing.

Anyway -- about the food! We found the quality of the sashimi and sushi to be excellent, on par with some of the best I have ever had. This makes up for everything else, the rolls and some of the cooked food left something to be desired, although the chicken kaarage was delicious. The sauce they use for spicy tuna rolls or things like that is sickeningly sweet, not spicy at all, and very bad tasting. We got our cooked food first, then rolls, then sushi, THEN sashimi when we were already full. If I had to do it again, I would order just sashimi first, then do a second order with everything else. Also the menus don't have much or any description of what the items are, so brush up on your sushi language before you go! Overall, an OK experience, but I will definitely be back, and with a new ordering plan (and knowing what to avoid) I think it will be much better next time.

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Mahek Restaurant9470 120 St., Surrey
great value, a favorite of ours
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

I admit it, we drive all the way to Surrey from Vancouver just to eat at this place. And it is worth it! We only have ordered the vegetarian, so not sure about any of the meat dishes here, but the veggie curries are very large portions and usually quite delicious. We especially like the paneer tikka (grilled panneer -- sort of fajita-style) and palak paneer. Naans are delicious, except the garlic naan because they use fake powdered garlic which ruins the taste. Veggie pakoras are again, a very large serving and quite yummy. Watch out for the chilli baji (breaded and deep fried chillis) they use whole serrano chilis for this and they are SUPER HOT!

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Simply Vegetarian Restaurant8291 Ackroyd Road, #135, Richmond
A nice discovery in Richmond
Submitted Saturday, March 8, 2008 - 2:18pm [Dine in]

We go here almost every time we are shopping in Richmond. The menu is quite varied, carrying everything from dim sum to hot pot to everything in between. We love the dim sum snacks, often ordering the veggie cutlet and radish cakes (although I'm not the biggest fan of their texture). The main dishes are more hit and miss, we liked the black bean tofu, but ordered something else we didn't like as much (can't remember the name). From the English description sometimes it's hard to tell what the dish will be like. The service is pleasant and the decor is nice, except the employees often seem to do their work and "hang out" in the main dining area -- I don't mind this but it does make the restaurant feel very casual. Prices very reasonable. We will definitely be back.

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