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riversMontreal / VancouverSince December 2, 201412 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (4.1)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance4 (3.9)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
East is East3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Fusion delight
Submitted Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

East is East is one of those places you either love or hate. I personally liked the ambiance of the place, the softness that is contrasted by the wood tables and all, but maybe because I had not heard much about it. My colleagues were a little disappointed because they felt the place had been hyped, and weren't too fond of the lack of lighting.

That aside though, the food was incredible. A bit of a fusion between Indian food and Afghan food made for a great selection. I personally am a fan of Asian and ethnic so I didn't mind. There was a wide variety of veg & non-vegetarian dishes: I opted for the Bombay Masala and Mughal(?) to try a bit of both. Extremely tasty - the coconut curry was delicious and the chicken did not disappoint. Not too spicy, and definitely worth it.

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Slice of Chicago5812 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Worth the wait
Submitted Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 9:30pm [Delivery]

Initially when we first called them up to try their famous deep dish they told us there would be a wait…of at least 45 minutes. Apparently that is how long the special deep dish takes to make? Since there was still time for the game to begin we said okay and what was like 50 minutes later (or so it seemed) we found ourselves with a medium sized Chicago special staring back at us. The pizza definitely is nothing like what I’ve ever had, and cannot be eaten with your hands. The sauce was amazingly tangy and tasted unique, and with the thickness of the cheese we had to use a fork to hold it all. Lasted throughout the game so that was good.

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Always a fun place to eat
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:11pm [Dine in]

Every time I am in Vancouver, Las Margaritas is my go-to place. I come here frequently for the really good Mexican food. They offer good prices for healthy, wholesome, richly flavored food. The Chimichanga and the Pollo Loco are by far my favorite dishes. This is not the place to take family or kids, so leave them behind! My friends like to hanging out here for drinks and a little something to eat, like the tortilla chips with the best salsa I’ve ever tried. The ambience is loud and cheerful, and the staff is so welcoming. Highly recommended.

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Large group Indian dinner
Submitted Monday, December 15, 2014 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Arguably the best Indian food in the area. For a starter, I highly recommend the samosas. All the appetizers are great but in my opinion the samosas are excellent and the best they have. The tandoori fish was great. For dessert, I had the mango cheese cake and enjoyed it fully.

Handi is a place that truly offers authentic Indian food and is true to the cuisine. I went with a large group (11 people) and none of us had any complaints. Even the kids had a great time, who are definitely hard to please. We were all impressed with all the dishes on the table.

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Cafe Sante Veritas480 Boulevard St-Laurent, Montreal
Solid (and healthy) breakfast spot
Submitted Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:49pm [Dine in]

Great breakfast spot that provides very healthy food that is delicious. I have to admit it was my wife who introduced me to this spot initially, but now I see myself coming here more than she does. Only complaint is that the Wifi is a little flaky, according to where you sit at.

There is a great variety of sandwiches, salads and juices to choose from. I usually get a chicken sandwich with avocado and aragula or some crepes with fresh fruit. Coffee is usually the drink to go, as I need something to wake up. Never had a problem with the staff but under new management service has just gotten so much better.

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Cacao 702087 St. Catherine West, Montreal
Great sweet / chocolate place
Submitted Friday, December 12, 2014 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

Cacao 70 is one of our newfound spots for sweet stuff. As soon as you step in, the place smells of chocolate-y goodness. My kids love coming here and so does my wife. I know it is also a brunch/breakfast spot but I don't really recommend it for that. I find the menu to be a little 'meh' or substandard in that regard.

Service is not very good, a little slow and inattentive at times; many times we are left waiting to be attended. But chocolate is THE main attraction here. You can get anything from waffles, to chocolate pizzas. Love the fondues (chocolate, of course) and hot chocolates.

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Le Gourmet Burger1433B Bishop Street, Montreal
Take out burgers
Submitted Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:30pm [Take-out]

Le Gourmet Burger is one of those places you go for the food, not really service or anything else. Every time I come here, I am reminded of my college days. I did not grow up in Montreal, but there were many places like these back home: solid food joint places.

Known for their poutine and burgers, I only fancy their burgers. Their poutine seems a little off to me every time I try. I don't like coming here to dine in as it is full of lines and college-going kids (those were the days) but opt for takeout. Although for the prices you are paying for the food, you would imagine a little more cleanliness and service. It is called Gourmet after all, eh?

I like going for the bison burger with some cheese. There are tons of mayo selections to choose from, from which I prefer the dutch one. Everything you add to the burger is charged extra, btw. Pesto, pickles, guac, etc are an extra dollar each.

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Damas5210 Avenue du Parc, Montreal
Best Middle Eastern food in town
Submitted Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

Hands down, one of the best Middle Eastern restaurant in Montreal. Not only Montreal, but it also beats all the Middle eastern places in Vancouver. Although I must note this place is considered Syrian food, I would say it gives all the other places a run of their money.

Unpretentious setting and ambience but in no way cheap, Damas is for those who are looking for quality food. I brought my girlfriend here who is not particularly a fan of Middle Eastern/ Halal places and she liked it. Love the fattouch, tatar burek and especially the kabab halabi. My suggestion is to make reservations, as it gets busy!

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Bao Chau Vietnamese Restaurant2717 E Hastings, Vancouver
Average meal
Submitted Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 10:03pm [Dine in]

Upon recommendation by a friend I went to eat here. Instead of going by his word, I should have read the reviews beforehand.

My expectations arose as I saw that the place was not empty. And for the location it is in, with many other restaurants that also serve Vietnamese, I thought I was making a good choice.

But I was wrong. I had the spring rolls and the pho, both recommended to me. The food was average - I guess I expexted more? But what really bothered me was the low level of hygiene.

Be aware: this place is cash only.

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Le Milsa1445 A, Rue Bishop, Montreal, Qc,, Montreal
Brazilian Feast
Submitted Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 10:34pm [Dine in]

Agree with the diner below. La Milsa is definitely one of those places you go to when you want to have a full-on blast or celebration. I like coming here for birthdays or just celebration in general. Wouldn't recommend coming here in a small group or for a date. This is a Brazilian stakehouse, so they've incorporated some samba in the ambience, which makes for a loud, great party.

The food is delicious, all you can eat. We usually go for the turnstile. If you bring your kids, they get a discount. Also, a word of warning for those who have vegetarian friends or guests, don't bring them here. They will probably leave on an empty stomach as there is nothing for them to eat here, with an exception of a couple of things here and there, but not a full meal.

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Bellissimo484 Bord du Lac, Montreal
Good food, service not so much
Submitted Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

I have been to Bellissimo on a different number of occasions, for work, anniversaries, birthdays and other celebrations, so I think I can put in a word or two about this place. I would not say it is the best Italian in the city, but it definitely is not bad. The food is solid, but the service is more of a hit and miss. The staff is either withdrawn and cold or virtually non-existent.

Their drink menu is good, with 5 dollars over SAQ prices. Don't really like the pizzas but the pastas, especially the puttanesca, is good. You can catch live music on the weekends if you like but I prefer a seating at the terrasse.

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F+F Pizza4400 Quest rue Notre-Dame, Montreal
Delivery detour
Submitted Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 5:20pm [Delivery]

As a regular at F+F, I thought it would be a safe choice for takeout. I usually go in for a pizza but this time my family was over and so I decided to just call for delivery.

We ordered the champignons sauvages and two reggianos. It was a Monday evening, so I dont know what was the wait. Our pizzas came one hour later and cold, with no "im sorry" or "excuse me" from the delivery person. I know this is a small chain and everything but there is no excuse for that.

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