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sage_momOakridge, VancouverSince August 29, 20079 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (3.8)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Displaying 1 - 9 of 9 Reviews Found
Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
We Loved It, Kids Loved It
Submitted Friday, February 12, 2010 - 2:35pm [Dine in]

Had dinner here recently with a couple friend and four kids between 4-7 yrs old. The ambiance was warm, cozy and inviting. We had reservations so we were seated immediately at a corner booth.

We ordered the mac 'n cheese, fondue, grilled cheese, ratatouille, chicken & corn soup, and maple bundt cake for dessert. The first three dishes were very rich and cheesy as you'd expect. The kids devoured it and the adults ate it up. The ratatouille was also good although I'm not a fan of this dish in the first place. The chicken & corn soup was very creamy and filled with so much stuff that next time I might order it as a meal in itself. It was on the spicy side with a hint of curry and lots of pepper, but was yummy nonetheless. One odd thing about the soups there is you can only order them as a large bowl and not as a smaller cup, which tends to be too much food when it's a side dish. The bundt cake was warm and moist, if not a little bit tiny.

It's challenging to find a place where both adults and kids love the food and the ambiance and this is such a place. For that reason we can't wait to go back again and again.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great experience
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

Went here recently for Dine Out. Everything we had was delicious. The tiramisu dessert deserves special mention for the unique presentation - it was in this sugary nest concoction. I would have licked the plate if I could. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the tapenade, but that's because I dislike olives. I still ate it though, which is saying a lot. The ambience is very warm, and the service is top-notch.

I would definitely go back again and again, if only I could afford to.

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Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Soul Food
Submitted Monday, October 29, 2007 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

PinPin is the kind of restaurant you'd go to if you want a good meal that will hit the spot without bruising your wallet. The lineup of people outside the door tells you something - I've never seen this happen at a Filipino restaurant. Admittedly the ambiance is a bit lacking, but who cares. You'll be so busy licking your plate that you won't even notice. The service is attentive, the food came quickly, servings were generous, and the food absolutely delicious. I can't wait to go back. (Tip: Go for the grilled platters).

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Megabite Pizza1042 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Good Pizza Cheap
Submitted Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

If you good, cheap pizza by the slice, you can't go wrong here. The variety they have is outstanding - usually the kind you won't get unless you have it made to order. I had one with spinach and feta that was so delicious. The pizza is on the thin side which is how I like it, but also crispy. There's sesame seeds sprinkled on the crust which is unusual but very good for the crunch. I'll come back again and again to try the different flavors.

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Insadong Korean Restaurant403 North Road, #301, Coquitlam
Never Again
Submitted Friday, September 7, 2007 - 12:58pm [Dine in]

We had no trouble getting a table even without reservations. This was at 6:15 on a weeknight. The restaurant is big and airy, but it was downhill from here.

10 minutes after having a seat, still nobody came by to check up on us. I finally had to wave down a waitress, who didn't speak English. She called another waitress who took our order.

My husband quickly got his order, but after 30 minutes of waiting I still didn't have mine. And all this time, NOBODY came by to check up on us or at least apologize for the delay. Meanwhile the waitress who took our order checked up on the table behind us at least 4 times! I again had to wave down a waiter who checked the kitchen and said it would be another 5-10 minutes. I asked if they forgot my order and he denied it.

So an hour after arriving, I finally get my food, but at this point I was so seething mad that I just wanted to get the hell out of there. By the way the food wasn't even good. It was supposed to be grilled but it was so oily I wonder if it was fried.

Anyway, I don't get the concept of a restaurant that gives you RAW food that you are paying to cook yourself. What does the chef do? I guess that's why they didn't know what to do with my order - "Huh? What do you mean *I* have to cook this? That's the customer's job!". And by the way, the place was full of Koreans (I guess that's a good sign) and we were the only non-Koreans there. I wonder if that's why we were ignored?

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Pasta Polo2754 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam
Bad Pasta
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2007 - 1:16pm [Dine in]

I've heard good things about this place, so after moving to the tri-cities area, we promptly headed over. What a disappointment. While the casual, family-friendly atmosphere was nice, the pasta was not. I had some kind of wheat pasta with alfredo sauce and my partner had red sauce with seafood. My alfredo sauce was not very appetizing. I get better sauce from the instance pouches at the grocery. Even my son, who never refuses pasta, didn't want to eat it - and he was starving. Now that's saying something! My partner's sauce was also off. It was on the bland side, and the seafood was not at all fresh. The shrimp had a funny aftertaste. We really wanted to like this place, but unfortunately did not.

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Small Portions, Great View
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2007 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

To sum up this restaurant - great view, uncomfortable chairs you can't lean back on, ok service, delicious food but very expensive for the amount you get. I had the pork belly entree with a sweet sauce and some walnuts on top. It was very tender with a good balance of flavors, but for almost $30? The size was more like an appetizer to me. I won't be going back.

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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Out of this world Japanese cuisine
Submitted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:23am [Dine in]

Dining here was truly an experience of a lifetime. We had the Omakase at the sushi bar - frankly, the only way to go at Tojo's. We can't afford to dine here often, so we might as well have the best they can offer.

First of all, Tojo himself welcomed us as we sat and asked about our meal preferences. I specifically told him I was up for anything EXCEPT octopus, as I find them too rubbery. Tojo says, "well then you haven't tried mine". So what does Tojo do? He makes me an octopus dish and reluctantly, I ate it. Wow - it was so smooth and soft. As for the rest of the dishes, each one unique and delicious. You cannot even compare it to other Japanese restaurants, because it's not the same kind of food! There was no generic sushi or teriyaki in sight, only gourmet, one-of-a-kind creations.

I could never do justice to the food by describing it. You just have to go there yourself, be adventurous and put yourself in the very capable hands of the master, Tojo. Also, save up for it first. Food like this doesn't come cheap.

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
One of a Kind
Submitted Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:11am [Dine in]

Great ambiance - very clean and modern decor, good background music. I was taken aback by the presentation. Never have I seen Filipino food presented so well. We ordered the bulalo (beef soup), lechon manok (chicken), spinach adobo and leche flan. It seems they've reinterpreted Filipino food for a more Western palate, but nonetheless it was good.

As I was looking over the drink menu, I said aloud to my husband, "oh look, they have mais con hielo", surprised because I'd never seen that at a Filipino restaurant menu. Imagine my surprise when it arrived with our order. I don't know if the waiter honestly thought I ordered it, or if I was duped into having it. It also took a long time to get our food (I think 30 mins), but luckily we were not in a rush and chatting with our friends, so it made the time pass more quickly.

Overall, Rekado's is a welcome addition to the restaurant scene - a presentable Filipino restaurant. Kudos to the owners for going where no one has gone before. We'll be going back to try some other dishes.

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