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sh0nVancouverSince May 12, 20078 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.4)
  • Value3 (2.9)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)

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C Restaurant1600 Howe Street, #2, Vancouver
You failed to make an impression. - 5/10. Will not visit ever.
Submitted Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 11:37pm [Dine in]

C Restaurant: 1/10 wait. -5/10. Thank you for wasting my time.

If I can rate this lower, I would. I'm writing this review based on only what was experienced.

Severe issue with their idea of "Service" for fine dinig. DOV does not mean you are allowed to alienate or treat customers differently.

When you visit them make sure to ask for the Table for 2 in Wine Cellar.

Special includes:
- Proximity to the bathroom (you will get to meet every patron in restaurant because they will be looking into your direction when they are on the "GO")
- No privacy because of the security camera (they don't want you to steal their wine)
- You are the Fire hazard (because you will be blocking everyone from entering/exiting the wine cellar).

Someone definitely dropped the ball in terms of placing the table where it was. Truly it shouldn't even have been there if they consider themselves a fine dining restaurant.

Walked out of restaurant and politely addressed the hostess on the way out - offered a different table but declined. You only get to make an impression once and you failed miserably. Thank you C for wasting my time and calling yourself a fine dining restaurant.

Will not repeat or ever visit even if comp'ed meal or paid for by others.

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Vassilis Souvlaki Greek Taverna6558 Kingsway, Burnaby
No saving grace. I could probably make better greek food at home.
Submitted Saturday, August 14, 2010 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

Where do we start....

I wouldn't call myself a professional chef or even someone with in depth knowledge of greek cuisine. But I can definitely tell if the food plausible or if its good.

I've driven past the restaurant many times and have always been fascinated with the exterior (goes to show by judging a book by its cover). The restaurant looks pristine with its clean white color stucco and homey blue wooden window trims. As you enter into the restaurant you are welcomed by the classic greek interior decoration (seemingly like a greek cottage). It also help's that the owner prides his red ferrari f430 always parking at the first spot of the restaurant.

The hostess / waitress took awhile to greet us and show us to the table. I ended up ordering the lamb dinner.

Lamb dinner came with
- Roast Lamb: this wasn't roasted it was more par boiled and finished in the oven for some color. What was bad about this was that came to the table luke warm and barely had any flavour or seasoning. I suspect this was microwaved and served.
- Greek Salad: mediocre at best as you can't really screw this up
- Pita bread: rock hard and tasted stale
- Greek Rice: mushy rice with absolutely no flavour. It was definitely mass produced and warmed up by microwave.
- Sides of vegetables: Green peas was a sad dish mushy. Potatoes were decent as they were pan friend and crispy. Grill zuchunni - nothing to write home about.
- Tzaki: the only saving grace for the meal.

The lamb dinner was about $18.95 which was on the pricier side given the quality of the ingredients and the way it was prepared.

Overall, go if you enjoy the decent decor and microwaved food. I for one would not repeat or recommend.

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Kent's Kitchen232 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Been eating here since I was 8 and still going strong!
Submitted Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

It's simple really.

Freshly made chinese food with many choices.

You pick either a rice or noodle + 2 toppings (choices - ranging from typical Canadian chinese dishes or the specialized chinese ones)

Costs about: $4.25 - $6.50

One of the best values in town for a quick lunch. Not much of an ambiance though so just grab the takeout.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Yes to Ramen. Nooooooo to service
Submitted Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 10:16pm [Dine in]

I've been a long time frequent customer of Kintaro Ramen - absolutely love the rich broth with the noodles and the fatty pork.

My last visit with the SO was a defining dining experience at Kintaro. We all know that the broth is usually made and simmered for many hours resulting in different flavors ranging from blend, normal to salty (I find the broth is usually salty which I love. However on this day it was extra salty quipped my SO. As a result we kindly asked the waitress for a hot cup of water to dilute the broth.

Here is the exact response.
Kintaro waitress: "Nooooooooooo - and proceeds to try and walk away"
Me: "Asks what kind of restaurant does not have hot water and requests for it again"
Kintaro waitress: "With puzzled look on face and responds by saying we don't give this stuff out and walks away"

I'm sorry but when a customer requests for something as simple as hot water, one who works in the restaurant industry can simply oblige. This antic plus the issue of the bill before I even finish my meal has led me to really question their service.

Go for the noodles. Stay away for the non-existent service.

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Ho Yuen Restaurant8338 Capstan Way, #1226, Richmond
Premium prices but absolutely no value and quality
Submitted Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 8:48pm [Dine in]

The food here is decent to say the least.

Usually when I go to a HK style restaurant I would always order the "Baked pork chop" on rice to use it as a guage and benchmark as to how good the restaurant is.

The thing with this restaurant is that the taste is there but not so much the value nor the quality.

The baked pork chop on rice with a small drink came out to be about $10.95 which I found expensive compared to other HK style restaurants in richmond and Vancouver.

We ended up receiving the 2 very thinly slice porkchops. In fact they shouldn't be porkchops more like pork shoulder chops as they were laced with fat caps all around (I had to throw out 1 piece which left me with 1 piece).

The hot milk tea which came with the meal was very very good.

Would I return: Absolutely not as there are better HK style restaurants in richmond

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Salade de Fruits Cafe1551 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
Good french food in the most unusual place
Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:02pm [Dine in]

Was introduced to this little gem by a friend of mine and am I ever glad. Its located in the french community center on granville and 6th.

Go for lunch, brunch or even dinner.

The moules and frites are awesome - more so the eggs benny for brunch.

Can't wait for my next trip to try out the steak and frites, their quiches and daily fresh fish specials.

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Sammi's Bubble Tea88 West Pender Street, #2023, Vancouver
Learn how to make bubbletea please!
Submitted Friday, July 10, 2009 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I've been drinking bubble tea from this place for the past 2 years.

The taro and green tea milkshake has always been very consistent and good. Considering there isn't many bbt places around this neighborhood Sammi's does give you the fix.

Its unfortunate that this time they totally forgot how to even make a proper bubble tea - its sad cause this is a mom and pop store and the women that works there (I think its Sammi herself) does work really really hard to keep the place running.

Long story short I ordered the usual green tea milkshake with pearls and my expectation was at least it had to taste like green tea with a milky/creamy taste to it just like the cheaper green tea icecream you'd get at the grocery store. I do remember it tasting this way.

This time it wasn't the case where the bbt tasted like it used some cheap generic green tea powder mixed with ice to create a green tea slushie with ice. Not only was this the case - ended up getting something really watered down and runny.
Normally I would have drank it or threw it away but I was pretty mad - and asked Sammi to make me a new one. She hesitated at first but resisted.

She asked me if you like it more slushie - I told her it doesnt taste like a mlikshake at all. Low and behold what does she do add more ice it becomes slushie but still the same crappy taste. Went back again and told her here you can have it, thank you and I wouldn't want my money back.

Didn't really intended to make a big scene but when you open up a business, your customers are expecting a certain level of quality. Sorry to say but you've lost a long-time customer

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Ellie3779 Sexsmith Rd., #1111, Richmond
Many Choices. What about its authenticity?
Submitted Friday, May 11, 2007 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

Went for dinner during a Friday Evenning

Food: Ordered the Chicken Satays - tasted great (will come back for this)
Nasi Lemak - Flavour was alright but it was definitely not authentic. The rice was the glutinous rice used for TW food and Sushi sprinked with black and roasted seaseme seeds. Should be coconut flavoured long grain rice of some sort. The 1 piece of chicken included was definitely precooked and most likely microwaved. While the sambal with fried fish mixture tasted like it an anchovy and kimchi stirfry?
Malaysian Hoiken Mee - Wasn't what I had expected it to be. Tasted like a sweet soya sauced version of shanghinese long thick noodles.

I dunno.... As some advice to the next patrons, I'd definitely go for the satay, roti canai, the popular TW dishes and any other popular snack dish

Service: Glasses were constantly refilled. Everything was fine.

One thing that had my concern was that we were the only table there during the Friday night dinner service. Where are all the other diners? I had walked around the plaza mall and every other restaraunt had at least 5-7 tables.

Go there for snacks and drinks.

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