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shantasticvancouverSince November 22, 20057 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4)
  • Food4 (3.9)
  • Service4 (3.9)
  • Value4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Gah Lok Dim Sum4169 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Great deals on delicious dim sum
Submitted Sunday, August 9, 2009 - 1:12pm [Dine in]

Found this place digging through old Georgia Straight articles; they had one recommending Gah Lok dumplings, buns, and other treats for entertaining, quick meals, etc. As it's just a few blocks from my house (never noticed it as it's a small unassuming storefront), I headed over to buy a bunch for breakfast and to have on hand. Huge selection of frozen dim sum treats, and ridiculously good prices: I took home 20 vegetarian spring rolls, 20 small sesame buns, 20 shrimp and chive dumplings, 20 shrimp wontons, 6 vegetable buns and 6 green onion buns for $35! That's about 30 cents each...and they were fantastic! The shrimp and chive dumplings might be the best I've ever had.

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
Excellent food, excellent value
Submitted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 11:17pm [Dine in]

Yay Les Faux! They're doing everything right. Just enjoyed the loveliest meal. For me, a Kir Royal paired with the spot prawns provencal special to start, followed by a glass of Spanish rose and pan seared salmon in a mustard tarragon cream sauce with garlic potato salad; for him, a bourbon manhattan, chevre onion tart with lardons, roasted portobello topped with mushrooms and gruyere mashed potatoes and a glass of red. To finish, creme brulee, lemon tart, a beautiful fortified french white wine (I wish I'd written down the name!), scotch and espresso. The entire meal was delicious but the salmon in particular was outstanding. We forgot to make reservations but were seated immediately at the bar at 7:30 for attentive, respectful service from the french bartender, who also poured us an unexpected and generous sample of the french dessert wine. The entire meal was only $114: appetizers, entrees and desserts for two, plus six drinks and coffee. Great meal and highly recommended.

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Alexis Greek Restaurant3420 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Terrible food
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 5:52pm [Dine in]

What a waste of a good location. This could be a great summer restaurant, with the windows opening on Cambie, but the food is disgusting. Ordered the eggplant dip to start...a greasy oily slick of harsh garlic. Prawns were well overcooked with no nuance of flavor, again just oily garlic yuck. Calamari was chewy, greasy, and served with overgarlic'd tsatziki. Also received the wrong drink...a lemon drop or similar instead of a martini. The server was friendly and fast, but unfortunately for her she's working at the wrong place. Even at what appear to be reasonable prices, Alexis is a total ripoff. I can't imagine anyone eating here twice.

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3G Vegetarian Restaurant3424 Cambie St, Vancouver
Delicious vegetarian dim sum.
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 5:44pm [Dine in]

Cute, bright restaurant with really delicious vegetarian dim sum and chinese dishes for ridiculously low prices. My boyfriend and I shared the bbq pork buns, shrimp dumplings, daikon cake, sweet and sour fish, and stir fried vegetables with tofu. Total: $24...and we were stuffed. They do a great job with the mock meats, the s&s fish was particularly good. Love having a vegetarian dim sum restaurant in the neighborhood as most traditional dim sum dishes have pork hiding in them somewhere. Service was fast and gracious. Definitely recommended.

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Dan Japanese Restaurant2511 West Broadway, Vancouver
The Best Japanese Restaurant in the City
Submitted Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

I've eaten at Dan three times now. Keep meaning to write a review and after tonight's meal I'd be remiss if I didn't now. Let me start by saying my partner says tonight's was the best meal he's ever eaten. I loved it too.

Started with Rapini in Soy Broth, accompanied by a small dab of fiery mustard. Fresh and light. Next we had the Halibut and Yam Tempura--this is quite simply the best tempura in Vancouver. The batter was pale and light as air, and the halibut was cooked to perfection. It was accompanied by homemade mayonnaise and ponzu, and was so outstanding we requested a second order as soon as we were done the first. Then a standard Dynamite Roll, elevated again by the perfection of the tempura batter and freshness of the ingredients. The meal also included Grilled Miso Sablefish--the skin was like candy--served with potato cubes with celery and mustard seed, Grilled Salmon Neck with grated daikon, and a Molten Chocolate Cake with Green Tea Ice Cream. Everything was delicious.

This is not your standard sushi restaurant; there's a level of care and attention to ingredients and ambience that set it apart. Tonight the owner spent several minutes explaining the varieties of Sake on offer, and service in general is always warm and knowledgeable.

Our bill was $113, including two large sake, a beer a single malt whisky, and dessert. My partner is a distance runner who eats *a lot*, so assume the average couple would come in well under this for dinner for two.

Couldn't recommend it more.

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Connor Butler2145 Granville St, Vancouver
Unbelievable food
Submitted Wednesday, April 25, 2007 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

If you're looking for a memorable meal, this is the place. I've been three times: the first for the 10 course vegetarian tasting menu, the second ordering a la carte, and the third for the Wednesday night course in wine tasting. Highlights include the Comte cheese and whiskey soup, sablefish, and the best gnocchi I've ever had (once with candied chestnuts, once with truffles shaved tableside)--but literally every dish is amazing, plus there's always complimentary hors d'ouevres, an amuse and sweets. Service is almost over the top with Connor coordinating flourished delivery with his servers, and detailed descriptions of preparation and ingredients. It's not cheap, but it's absolutely worth it. If you're a foodie, CB is highly highly recommended.

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Raga Restaurant1177 W Broadway, Vancouver
Best Indian in Vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, November 22, 2005 - 4:44pm [Dine in]

As a die-hard Indian food fan, I've tried most of the Indian restaurants in and around Vancouver. The Raga is far and away my favourite. Must-haves includes the prawn pakoras (not found on many other menus), the incredible butter sauce, and any of their breads, for which they are rightfully famous.

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