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revscapegoatnorth vancouverSince October 14, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.3)
  • Food2.5 (2.4)
  • Service2 (2.2)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance2 (1.8)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Reviews Found
Pho Hoa2257 Kingsway, Vancouver
No tip, bích.
Submitted Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

Awful. Never again.

Dingy. Doesn't look like cleaning is a priority. Bathroom was pretty gross. No paper towels in the dispenser, other option was one of those gas-station cloth-towel rollers (uh, no thanks), or the electric hand-dryer which sounded like it was about to die when I hit the button.

I'd give ambiance & service a zero if it were an option, but whatever, I was mostly just looking for a quick, cheap lunch.

Teenage male server could not be bothered. Ignored us as we came in, took a later table's before ours. When he finally sauntered over, no greeting, just a dull, unfriendly 'What would you like to order?'

I ordered a vermicelli plate, my lunch companion a small bowl of basic phò and a shrimp salad roll.

One positive note, food came out ridiculously quick, like, under two minutes. But that just leads me to believe it was sitting around for someone to just spoon it out of a heater.

My first soup spoon had crusted remnants of a previous diner's meal on it. So did the second. Third time's a charm!

My vermicelli bowl was lousy. Watery iceberg lettuce, ice-cold noodles, the julienne mystery meat was sparse and flavorless. The spring roll was the only part that was passable, but if you screw up a spring roll, god help you. Got to the end of my meal, and found a hair that definitely wasn't mine in the bottom of my bowl. Awesome.

The basic phò was, well, basic, but better than what I ordered. The shrimp salad roll was passable as well.

The only other plus was lunch for two was under $20, but I could have gone down the street and had better for the same price, or way less. There's a viet bakery at K'way & Fraser(?) that does awesome bánh mì for $3 a pop. I should have gone the extra five minutes down the road.

Ask me if I left a tip.

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Ika Sushi965 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Big and cheap and tasty!
Submitted Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 4:15pm [Dine in]

Lunch for two (and we were stuffed!) came to $20.11

Yes, you read that right, twenty dollars and eleven cents.

We each a had a lunch special - three sushi rolls on the set menu (great selection) and a miso soup for $5.75. As well as one of the 'special' sushi rolls (none of which is more than $7.25). And lemme tell ya, them sushi rolls are mighty big. We went in on empty stomachs and left stuffed.

The waitress was friendly and refilled our tea and water several times without being asked. Food was prompt, delicious, and plentiful.

It's a tough location to do business in - not IN Capilano Mall, but right beside it, sort of awkwardly. Not much for ambience, but it's a fast café-style sushi restaurant - so what do you want? Lots of options on the menu too.

We had had tried the previous Chinese restaurant in this location once, but it was awful, so were pleased to find out something new had moved in, and we'll definitely be back again.

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Dosilac132 West 16th Street, North Vancouver
Loved it!
Submitted Thursday, July 17, 2008 - 9:17pm [Dine in]

It's a little off-the-beaten-path tucked away on West 16th, but worth the ½-block trek off Lonsdale. Sporting a modest 10-item menu, Dosilac provides the goods if you're looking for a quick, delicious Korean meal. I had the 'Dosilac Special' which is a bit of everything, bento-box-style, with the standard Korean sides, and miso soup. When I was done, the friendly server asked me if I wanted more soup, salad or sides - but the portion was more than enough. The Korean BBQ spareribs were amazing, nearly as good as homemade! My wife had the 'Cold Rice-noodle in Kimchi Soup', and she said it was as good as the same soup she'd had when she visited relatives in Seoul a few years ago. The service was great - after we ate, the owner came out to ask us how we liked everything. What could we say? Everything was great! I will sing this restaurant's praises everywhere I go, and I will happily go there again. Excellent food, excellent service, excellent price. Komapsumnida, Dosilac!

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Rice & Tea House965 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
In a word, no.
Submitted Monday, June 9, 2008 - 3:35pm [Dine in]

My wife & I popped in on a rainy Saturday afternoon and the place was dead. You'd think with no business to speak of the service would be above-par, but it wasn't. The one lady working the joint was about as unfriendly as possible without being hostile. It was as if we were more a nuisance than hungry, paying customers. Be that as it may, the food was laughable at best. We were told we could choose 3 items from the heat-lamp table and that was it. No ordering a la carte. What was on offer was gray, and looked wilted there under the heat lamps. Even still, we figured, 'This place looks awful and is never busy, yet it's still here and dinehere gave it some good reviews - so there must be SOMETHING about it.' What a mistake. It was awful! We ate about a third of our plates, paid, and bailed. As we were first sitting down, another couple came in their experience seemed to be much the same as ours. I saw them exchange sideward glances, and the husband exclaim to his wife, "Hey, YOU picked it!" You know what, do yourself a favor and go next door to Capilano Mall's food court and you'll probably have a better experience with the mall food than we did here. This was horrendous.

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Neighbourhood Noodle House1352 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Severely disappointing.
Submitted Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 9:49pm [Dine in]

The menu is probably too big for everything to taste excellent. But often it seems they don't even have basic ingredients on hand. The noodle soups are all quite bland and similar. I've never had anything here that made me say--WOW that was really good! But I've been disappointed countless times. A few times downright disgusted. Some memorable atrocities: - the agedashi is soggy with grease and tastes like dead rotting fish. - I ordered a spicy cod dish once and my house smelled like roadkill for days. - Don't even bother with their sushi, if you are near Lonsdale you can do a lot better! Their Chinese selections are boring but passable I guess. The service is very poor. They make mistakes and screw up orders routinely. At worst the service is slow and rude, especially when they are busy.
My last experience was completely unacceptable. We ordered a simple dinner for two, for delivery. They took at least 50 minutes to get our food to us (within 1km away), and they forgot the second entree entirely (even after confirming it on the phone when the order was placed), so we called them immediately and they refused to rectify the situation, or even apologize! I could have walked there, and picked up my second entree, paid for it, but the burden was not on me to do so. They screwed up. They could have made an effort, or at least apologized for the fact that one of us would be eating a sandwich that night. But lucky for my husband he wasn't missing much.
Basically this establishment fails at every single criterion one could judge a restaurant by. And this isn't based on one or two really bad experiences, but several. Both eating in and delivery. I can only advise that no one patronise this place. Even if you are restricted by what you can afford, you deserve better than what this place has to offer. How they are still in business I cannot even begin to speculate.

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