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sexydrew82Westend, VancouverSince March 8, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Szechuan Chongqing1260 Robson Street, Vancouver
The Best Chinese Food in Downtown
Submitted Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:00pm [Delivery]

I'm a man of simplicity. As long as the food tastes good, I'm satisfied. Chong Qing easily delivers on all of those levels. It's great because we now have that delicious szechuan flavor in downtown, without having to travel to Commercial Drive to do so.

In my opinion, Chong Qing beats all of those overrated, "authentic", over-priced Chinese restaurants in Vancouver. Although the venue is on the humble side, its environment is comfortable and relaxed. The service provided is solid and polite, and might I repeat, the food is delicious.

The dishes I would highly recommend:
General Tsao Chicken
Ginger Beef
Spicy Green Beans
Wonton Soup

and so many other dishes, that I fail to remember at this point. Overall, I would choose to go to Chong Qing over any other place, if my craving for Chinese food is present.

Reasonable prices for great food=HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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Fatburger1101 Denman St., Vancouver
Pure Awesomeness!
Submitted Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:54am [Dine in]

One word to describe my Original Cheddar/Bacon Burger: FANTASTIC! I'm not big on burgers to begin with, but after a New Year's Eve hangover, this burger hit the spot. It was excellent! Lots of flavor and the fries that came along with it were heaven. My friend ordered the original fatburger with cheese and she went gaga over it. The portion was just right, and it was worth every penny. In terms of the service, it was okay....this seemed more like a serve yourself type place, so the only thing the servers did was deliver the food to us. Ambiance? Perfect, considering the type of place it was. Overall, this is a burger that must be tasted. People that are hardcore burger maniacs will probably be more critical, but for people like me, this was a great tasting meal!

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Olympia Pizza & Pasta Restaurant On Denman998 Denman Street, Vancouver
A Nice, Cozy, Little Place....
Submitted Friday, January 7, 2011 - 11:44am [Dine in]

After living in the westend for so long, this restaurant always intrigued me whenever I walked by it. Finally, after moving a block away from the restaurant, a girlfriend and I decided to give it a shot. You walk into the restaurant, and you seat yourself. At first, we thought that the server was a little rude, but she seemed like she was having an off night. Being our polite selves, we showered her with our charming personalities and that brought down her walls a little bit, in fact ALOT! So we decided to test out the most common foods that we would have at either Taki's or Stephos (the most popular Greek/Italian infusion restaurants on Davie). The first appetizer we ordered was Tzatziki with Pita. Very Good. On to the entrees. I ordered lasagna and she ordered moussaka which came very quickly. Since we made sure that we were respectful of our server, she was very tentative to us, and always made sure that we were doing okay. The lasagna was EXCELLENT. It was fresh out of the oven, and oozed cheesy goodness which made my mouth water. My friend's moussaka? Also very good! It came with rice, potatos, greek salad and tzatziki. The overall service was excellent and the food was pretty good. One critique.....this restaurant needs to modernize a little bit, just because the ambiance is a little gloomy. The value for the food is reasonable and the restaurant as a whole, deserves much more than the reviews that have been given.

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La Brasserie1091 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great Food....EXTREMELY POOR SERVICE
Submitted Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 3:08pm [Dine in]

Walking into the restaurant, and having seen the inside being so busy on numerous occasions, we had high expectations on what type of experience we were going to have. Unfortunately, we expected a little too much from this French Bistro. We waited for 15 minutes to be seated (Which was reasonable) and sipped on fantastic wine. Our server put us in a section with very little seating space, but eventually moved us to the next available table with more room. After we had settled in, we ordered our "Froid" and "Chaud" appetizers as well as our main courses. First up, the steak tartare (0/5); it was not very good. It kind of tasted like over pickled tuna, and we just couldn't get into it . Second, was the French Onion soup(3/5). This was acceptable, but a little too sweet. They also provided us with bread and butter with chicken pate, and that was good. We ordered three main courses; pork belly with scallops, the free range rotisserie chicken, and the coq au vin. Starting off with the pork belly, the flavors combined with the spices created a very tender and savory dish (4/5). The free range chicken would be my highlight. It was tender and juicy and very tasteful (5/5). Finally, the wine sauce paired with the mushrooms and chicken in the coq au vin, was magnificent (5/5). Each of these dishes were paired with home french fries, which were very good. So I would give the food a solid rating, based on the flavors and presentation. The service was HORRIBLE. We waited over 45 minutes to get our main courses. Our server never checked up on us, and didn't even bother to ask us how we were doing once the meals had arrived. In fact, she paid more attention to the tables surrounding us. It was unacceptable for 3 tables that had arrived after us to get their meals within the first 20 minutes. AND, she didn't even take the time to come to our table to let us know that there would be a delay on our food. Numerous times, we had to ask the other servers for extras. The only time our server came over to our table was to ask if we wanted our bill. My friend was so angry with the service that he was going to cause a scene, but I took it upon myself to talk to our server at the end of the night to tell her how we felt. We knew she had sensed our disappointment with her. But here's the fun part, when I explained to her how we felt, she took no responsibility for her actions and started to argue with me. I did not in any way, explain myself in a rude manner either. And to be honest, if the service was acceptable in the first place, I wouldn't have needed to talk to her at the end of the experience. In terms of the value, it wasn't too bad. Since the main courses were all delicious, I would say it was worth it. The ambiance of the restaurant was attractive and had a pleasant atmosphere. Overall, I think my rating would've been a lot higher had the service been better. In my opinion, what makes a great restaurant so successful is the full package they present to their guests. I think that the service along with the food is the most important factors to making a restaurant consistent. And frankly, the food may be solid, but if I can get better service from another place with solid food, then I would much rather spend my money elsewhere.

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