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sgtocaKitsilano, VancouverSince September 15, 2005103 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.2)
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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
A good experience
Submitted Monday, August 14, 2006 - 12:41am [Dine in]

Can't say if this place can be a regular dinner venue as it was definitely steep but for special occasions or to impress your guests, it does not get better. My spouse had the Omakase and loved it, I had the ala carte as I wanted to have their Northern Light Roll and Tojo's Tuna and they were both spectacular. The tuna was melt in your mouth and the sauce not too sweet. Their Omakase (chef's creations so no ala carte) range from $60 to No Limit. Our server was attentive, thank god we got him as there were some rather strange servers around, see for yourself. One Japanese kid was kind loud for no reason at all and he was trying to be obnoxious but failed miserably, hard to explain. It was a great experience but not life changing. Unique rolls and seafood but was it worth the kind of prices charged ($21 for Tempura, $7 for Agedashi Tofu), I didn't think so. The room also looked dated, one would think for the kind of prices charged, Tojo would kick the decor up a notch. Having said this, I would return, but only for a really special occasion or if someone else is buying. For 2, our dinner came to $144 which included the following:

1. 2 beers and 1 sake
2. 2 rolls
3. Agedashi Tofu
4. Omakase at $60 pp
5. Small order of Tojo's Tuna

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Marmalade Kitchen & Bar1010 Beach Avenue, #3, Vancouver
Nice view, ok food, ample service
Submitted Monday, August 14, 2006 - 12:29am [Dine in]

Went for brunch today, ordered the English breakfast and I love baked beans with my eggs, just like how mom used to make it. The server was friendly and attentive, asked if we wanted lime and ice with our sparkling water. The portions were ample, not huge but we're not big eaters so it sufficed. The room was modern with comfy chairs, a nice plasma TV and the patio had awesome views. As I have only been there for brunch, can't comment on their dinner menu. They serve brunch till 5 pm so lunch menu is also the brunch menu I think. Hope to be back for dinner as I am sure the view is awesome at night.

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Sala Thai888 Burrard, #102, Vancouver
Rather consistent I thought
Submitted Monday, August 14, 2006 - 12:16am [Dine in]

Was just there tonight for dinner and have been there over 10 times for lunch. The service I thought was consistently friendly. As it was Sunday night, we got a table at 6 pm without any wait. Our water glass was always full. The 15% 'forced' gratuity mentioned in an earlier post was for a set dinner menu and they had put it in writing so was no surprise. We had their seafood special, salad and a curry dish and everything was awesome. The room is the nicest one can find in a Thai restaurant. Our server was friendly and checked on us throughout our dinner. A great place to have dinner before a movie night at Paramount.

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Orchid Delight2445 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Singapore/Malaysian cuisine at its best
Submitted Tuesday, June 20, 2006 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

It really does not get better than this folks. This restaurant used to be located in Burnaby and recently moved to the westside now on Burrard on Broadway. The owners and chef are from Singapore and hence the dishes are authentic cuisine from the island of Singapore and Malaysia. Favourites are laksa which is a spicy coconut soup with noodles and seafood, Hainanese chicken rice and my top favourite, oh-luak or commonly known as oyster omelette, this is the real deal. Lunch specials are priced less than $10. They are also now licensed and serves beers and select wines as well. Clean and comfortable ambience. I am just so glad that they are now within walking distance from me and anytime I have a craving for authentic Singapore or Malaysian cuisine, they are just a few steps away.

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Tropika1128 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good enough for this side of the globe
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 1:17pm [Dine in]

We lack the ability to have really authentic Singapore/Malaysian cuisine as the spices are rare to find and probably unable to be imported.

This place is much nicer than their Cambie location but the servers are kinda arrogant no? A colleague once commented that they have an attitude. I am rarely bothered by people's attitude but it was never quite a nice experience eating here.

Food wise, the roti is ok but I do enjoy their Nasi Lemak which is coconut rice with chicken, spices, veges which is a good meal for a small cost.

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Thai Yummy Restaurant1873 W 4th, Vancouver
Why are they still around?
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

Went there about 6 months ago and recently walked past and we were surprised it's still around. I really detest Chinese restaurants guising as something else. I know Thai food and nothing in this place taste remotely Thai at all. Just because one can pan fry flat noodles does not make it Pad Thai. Adding chicken in curry that's green does not warrant it to be called Thai Green Curry. Its missing all the right spices. It was an odd place. If u want good authentic and inexpensive Thai food, check out Thai Terrace also in Kits on Broadway and MacDonald, they are waaaay better and the Thai chef and staff makes authentic dishes true to their country. If u can handle spice, ask for everything made Thai style and you will be transported into the streets of Bangkok, eating it right.

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Fish Cafe2053 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Nice place good food
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 1:06pm [Dine in]

Good seafood place. They made good scallops and also awesome fish and chips. They have lotsa other fish options and you can also have a healthy grilled fish. Love the decor and totally enjoyed my experience there, cannot wait to return. A good find in Kerrisdale.

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Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits2991 Lougheed Highway, Coquitlam
We need one in Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 1:03pm [Dine in]

better than KFC or Church's. Better gravy and they have biscuits (delish)and mash potatoes where the earlier two only has crappy salads and green coleslaw. Needless to say I would drive an hour to Popeye's in Coquitlam for good fried chicken. We do need one in Vancouver so hopefully it happens soon.

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Caffe Barney2975 Granville Street, Vancouver
Hit and Miss
Submitted Monday, April 17, 2006 - 8:57pm [Dine in]

The food is good, how can you screw up eggs, bacon or french toast, I mean really. The wait staff is very disgruntled though. I guess its the kind of atmosphere they are trying to create, casual. Its inexpensive so one cannot expect service of any kind. But I would rather eat somewhere else as the lineups are never worth the trouble.

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Kibune Sushi1508 Yew Street, Vancouver
As good as they come
Submitted Monday, April 17, 2006 - 8:50pm [Dine in]

There's more sushi places here in lower mainland than there are Starbucks but only a few are authentic, very few. Kibune is one of them. Kibune has neat tatami rooms and although the lady at the front lacks the skill of shallow veneer tooth smiles of a Earles hostess, she does her best by serving, helping to take orders and running the payment through. When you hire students on a work holiday visa, you do need to be on top of the finances. She does not try to ignore but rather she is often distracted by what else needs to be done for the other guests. Once you get her attention, things are good. I love their dinner combos which is a feast on its way for less than $20. Their sukiyaki combo is my favourite. The food is stellar, the service adequate and the ambiance is authentically Japanese. Their ability to stay in business since 1982 is a testament to how good they are. They are like the only authentic Japanese place I know in all of Kitsilano.

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Kam's Place1043 Davie Street, Vancouver
Decent but NOT authentic
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

If you've actually had real Singapore or Malaysian food, you will know that nothing at Kam's is authentic. Its your basic Chinese restaurant that has a few good dishes. I don't mind the place but just wish they don't pride themselves as a Singapore restaurant coz that's a farce.

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Thai Terrace2872 West Broadway, Vancouver
Decent place but awesome food
Submitted Thursday, February 23, 2006 - 8:27pm [Dine in]

Good Thai food is hard to find, especially real Thai food. This place is as authentic as it gets for a small Thai place. The ambience is clean and simple with tall chairs. Minimal decor but the food is anything buy minimal. If you can take the heat, as for the dishes to be made Thai style. Their Pad Thai is good. I recommend their Dry Curry Chicken. And for salads, you can't go wrong with their Yum Woon Sen for $6 and its a hefty portion enough to be a main course, consisting of clear noodles, shrimps, chicken, lemon grass and a tangy delish dressing. A stellar dish is their Kai Yang which is a barbeque chicken with Thai spices. They will tone down the spices if you wish but I'd suggest go Thai style as that's how its eaten in Thailand.

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Singapore Restaurant546 West Broadway St., Vancouver
Good for what its worth
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:39pm [Dine in]

This place has been around like forever. They do make some authentic dishes but overall it can never compare to what is available in South East Asia. Still good for lunch specials and they are inexpensive. I don't mind them but I won't recommend them for dinner as very closeby you can find better Singapore / Malaysian cuisine. e.g. Banana Leaf or Tropika or Cafe D'lite. But for a quick lunch fix, can't go wrong.

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LK Dining Lounge1265 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
They did it well
Submitted Thursday, February 9, 2006 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

I love this venue. Very cosy, loungy and inviting. The server we had for dinner was amazing. Very personable. The bread was indeed warm. Portions were good enough for us. We were there a few days before Christmas. I especially love the technicolor screen with cool images, very New York. I hope to return soon.

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Cafe D'Lite3144 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Can't do any better
Submitted Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 11:51am [Dine in]

for certain Singapore/Malaysian fare like Hainanese Boneless Chicken Rice, Beef Brisket Curry or Nasi Lemak, this is about the best. And they recently moved to a new locale on W.Broadway & Trutch, room and ambience greatly improved, no longer a hole in the wall. Love this place. Owners and staff are friendly and efficient.

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Simply Thai1211 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Over and over again they failed
Submitted Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

I keep going back as the food is good but last night will be my last, the service is beyond atrocious. I cannot recall another place that had offered worse service. I had a rez but was standing at the front door with no one to greet as everyone was busy, stressing out about arranging for a big table. And then the shorter server who has been there for years, still without a smile on her face, ask me 'yes'. Not 'how can i help you' or 'table for how many', just 'yes'. I gave them my name and they sat us on a cramped table. Not one server smiled, everyone was in such a foul mood. One of the servers had accidently bumped one of the guests and instead of saying sorry, she said oops. OOPS! After we were finished, I wanted some dessert, but the grumpy shorter server came to clear the table and just ask 'anything else' without asking if we wanted to see the dessert menu. I brought out of town guests to impress but instead was very embarassed about the service. I have noticed their bad service for years but I return over and over again as I like their pad thai but after last night, its done. I will rather patronize Montri's instead, they are a little further from me, but way more personable and just as if not more authentic.

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Cafe Gloucester3338 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Not bad but was better
Submitted Monday, October 10, 2005 - 10:40am [Dine in]

I recently checked out Cafe Gloucester again after about a year and its different, It is way less crowded and the food was bland. The portions have also gotten smaller. Frankly I don't understand these Hongkong cafes, why westernized all these niced asian dishes. And the odd thing, 99% of the customers are asians, so why the fascination with strange tasting asian food..Portuguese chicken in a strange creamy sauce with asian noodles is just plain weird. I-Cafe, Hugo and few others all suck as well. I'd rather go for lo mein or wonton mein at Congee Noodle House or Hons.

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Thai House Restaurant1766 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Not Thai food
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 10:39am [Dine in]

Enough said and I have eaten on the shores of Phuket to Bangkok to Chiang Mai. The food is overly sugared.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
Was good but no longer
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 10:37am [Dine in]

Firstly I am disappointed that they did not do lunch take outs which did not make sense as I am a regular. Its a good place for lunch but their food quality has deteriorated through the years. I now much prefer Maria's Taverna when I get that craving for Greek food. Kalamata needs some serious reality check and start to improve their menu and put some effort into their cooking again.

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Maria's Taverna2324 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Greek food as its finest
Submitted Saturday, September 17, 2005 - 10:34am [Dine in]

I wrote the initial description of this restaurant so have a read. I do patronize other places for lunch as they are closer to work (eg Kalamata) and they really do not compare. I have also consulted colleagues of Greek origin and they too agree that if they dine out, its Maria's. I loooove their roast lamb! Melt in your mouth.

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