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ryontNorth VancouverSince March 4, 200911 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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G-Men3778 Sexsmith Road, #1101, Richmond
Good Ramen in Vancouver
Submitted Monday, May 17, 2010 - 3:46pm [Dine in]

My family went to G-men on Sunday, May 16. We arrived around 12:30 p.m. and there were quite many people in line. We waited for about 15 min, and they managed to arrange our table.

For lunch time, there were only chicken stock soup base noodle available (otherwise, no-soup ramen are your choices) although I wanted to try Pork stock base noodle (Tonkotsu).

I have tried Shoyu (Soy Sauce) Ramen, and it was really good. Many people wrote it is expensive, but I found all Ramen noodles in Vancouver are around the same price. Pork slice on the noodle were exactly like the ones in Japan, I know they were fatty, but the pork in the Ramen noodle are always like that in Japan.

Compared to the noodle at Kintaro, soup was clearer, and taste better. (Kintaro's ones were too greesy and so many fat on the soup and I could not finish at all). Tasted like really closed to the ones in Japan.

We also tried Tonmeshi (BBQ pork rice) for $3, and it was really tasty too.
It is so hard to find decent Ramen restaurants in Vancouver, but this one was quite nice. I wish there were more choice to pick from.

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Matoi Sushi590 Robson Street, Vancouver
Very ordinary
Submitted Monday, May 17, 2010 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

After I saw so many good reviews for this restaurant, I have decided to try out this restaurant. I have ordered Sushi Combo B which included two Salmon Nigisi sushi, two Tuna Nigiri sushi, and salmon & tuna roll each.

It was good but nothing was special. After eating at so many Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, I found it very ordinary, and price was rather high (maybe because they are the centre of downtown location?).

Sushi combi was $9.16 after tax including miso soup. The amount was not good enough I am afraid and for take out restaurant, the price was bit too much to ask.

Nigiri's sushi rice were a bit bigger than the ones in other Japanese restaurants. Fish on top of Nigiri sushi was normal size.

There was no customer besides me, and I was expecting faster service but the sushi came out after 7-8 min. I thought the chef was taking too long.

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Snow Garden Restaurant469 Richards Street, Vancouver
Food is good but service is terrible....
Submitted Tuesday, May 11, 2010 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

I work very close from this restaurant. I used this restaurant for business lunch or dinner often. Food is great at this restaurant and I always thought this Chinese restaurant was the best in downtown until our co-worker had some very unpleasant experience the other day...

One of my co-worker from China loved this restaurant. They have regular menu, which our office staff all loved. Also, they have lunch special, take out only for only $5.25 (including tax). So my co-worker almost every day ordered take out menu (menu changes weekly). However, one day, he ordered a chowmen dish and turned out they used the kind he did not like at all. He opened it and saw the noodle, and told us "I do not like this noodle at all". Since he was a regular customer and possibly one of the best customer, we encouraged him that he go and ask for something different.

5 min later, he came back with the same dish. It was too bad the restaurant would not want to change, that is fine if it is their store policy.
However, we were all surprised what the manager of the restaurant told him.
She told "I don't mind if you don't come back anymore".

I was really disappointed.... I really liked the food in this restaurant but this manager forgot about the basis of the customer service. It is only $5.25, and possibly did not hurt them at all even if she exchanged the dish.
Since then, our office staff won't go to this restaurant at all. Too bad that they lost the customers and business, but if the manager would not mind if we do not go back, that is the way it is....

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Bubble Tea House2035 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Best Bubble Tea place in town!
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

I have tried many bubble tea cafes in all Metro Vancouver, but so far, this place is the best for me.
I have tried the one in Park Royal (on the second floor), one in Capilano Mall (near Hallmarks), one on Robson & Denman (apparently, this place is so famous in Metrotown, and opened the second cafe on Robson), one in Aberdeen Centre, etc, etc, but none of them could beat the test of Bubble Tea House on Lonsdale.

My favorite bubble teas are:
(1) Green Tea Slushy
(2) Mango Slushy
(3) Watermelon Slushy
(4) Berry Slushy

I have tried Strawberry Milk bubble tea too and it was really tasty.
I saw many customers ordered Taro Slushy before, although I have never tried it.

If you are in the neighborhood in the summer, and thining to order any Frappacino in the Starbucks, this Bubble Tea House will double the amount of Frappacino, and they are all tasty. Worth a try.....!

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Best value for Spicy Salmon Sashimi!!
Submitted Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 12:21pm [Dine in]

I got to know this place through my friend. Ambiance was quite nice. It is quite a big restaurant, which we could not imagine from the look of outside.

My friend recommended Spicy Salmon Sashimi and Agedashi Tofu. The quantity of the food for these items are UNBELIEVABLY HUGE! One order of this Sashimi will serve easily 6 people, compared to the other Japanese restaurants. We also tried Awesome Role, which was quite big for one roll.
Sashimi was all fresh. Sushi and Combo were really good but not the best deal in price. The service was not the best kind we receive in the restaurant. It was slow, and we had to ask twice or three time to ask for the service.

Since then, we often order Spicy Sashimi (either Salmon or Tuna) to go.
We have a 4-year-old daughter who loves raw Sashimi, so we have to make sure the spicy sauce are on the side. Once we did that and later found out that the chef put some spicy red pepper flake on top of the Sashimi... we had to remove those spicy-flake-on-top sashimi at home.

Just a reminder - if you do not like Wasabi inside your raw Sushi (either Nigiri or Roll), you have to mention it beforehand, otherwise, they will put Wasabi in all raw Sushi.

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Lift Bar Grill View333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
Great view & service but....
Submitted Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 11:08am [Dine in]

My husband and I went to this restaurant for our 8th anniversary dinner. View and service were really good, and some of the food was great. However, there were some order you should NOT order. For example, veal cheek, the worst veal I have ever tasted. Meat was tender, but it smelled. The sauce was very sticky, and I don't know how they came up with idea that sticky caramel-look like sauce to go with veal. Halibut was good, huge portion. The oyster chowder was too salty and I could not finish it. Asian sticker was really good. Sushi was over priced and I prefer to eat Sushi in Japanese restaurant with less than a half price. This restaurant has stunning view but they need to improve their food overall.

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Temaki Sushi2156 W. Broadway, #2, Vancouver
High quality sushi to take out
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 5:15pm [Dine in]

I used to live around this area. Granville & Broadway area has many Japanese AYCE sushi restaurants (Shinju, Shabu Sen, Fisn on Rice, BC Sushi, etc) However, this sushi restaurant serves quality sushi that surprised me. Sushi rice is perfect, but tender, and all of the sushi ingredients are fresh. Sushi's quality is one of the best in Vancouver area. Although the ambiance is not for special dine-in, (recently they expended the business, now they have bigger space) but great place to take out. Their location is very next to BC Sushi, but they serve better service and quality.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House2993 Granville Street, Vancouver
Favorite All You Can Eat restaurant in Van
Submitted Thursday, March 5, 2009 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

I used to live this area for 5 years. I don't remember how many times I visited this restaurant but absolutely my favorite All You Can Eat restaurant by far.

The price is maybe a bit more than the other all you can eat restaurants, but you can get decent service, and food in general are great. Since this place is always busy, Sushi are so fresh and sizes are perfect (not too small, not too big). Although they don't have so many variety of Sashimi or Nigiri sushi for this all you can eat menu, but still the quality is very high.

My parents from Japan came and tried out a couple of Japanese restaurants, according to them, their sushi was the best. Also, Korean BBQ menu are great too. I have tried so many other all you can eat restaurants, but this restaurant is so far the best. (The same one in Burrard does not have the same menu, and I prefer to go to Granville one better).

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Sen Sushi1855 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Favorite restaurant for take out
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 6:26pm [Dine in]

This is absolutely my favorite Japanese restaurant for take out. It might not be a great dine-in restaurant, but sushi tastes incredible. Specially, Party trays (I personally like Tray B the most) are inexpensive but contains a great deal of Nigiri sushi and roll sushi. You cannot imagine the great food from the look from outside, but this family own restaurant is worth a try!

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Haru Sushi2041 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Good place to take out
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

Great food for take out. Casual and neighborhood type of restaurant. Lunch boxes are the most reasonable one among all Japanese restaurants in North Vancouver. Sushi rolls are very good in general. If you look for a restaurant that is reasonable, and also have more than average taste, it is a good place to go. Great deal with Bento Box, or Sushi & Udon deal.

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Suki Sushi143 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver
Creative Japanese food - worth a try
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

This restaurant serves creative Japanese food. Might not be authentic Japanese, but Sushi Pizza, Tuna & Salmon Carpaccio, Spicy Tuna & Scallop roll are worth trying. Also, Kitchen food such as Pan fried Udon (Yaki Udon) was very delicious! Great view in the harbor will work well for business lunch or dinner.

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