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simplygloVancouverSince January 19, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service4 (4)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance4 (4)

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Mirchi7964 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tasty Food, Great Service
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

I was so happy to randomly walk into this restaurant last summer. Since then I have been back countless times with friends and family and we have left satisfied and happy every time.

What can I say about Parveen? Such a sweet lady and always has a great smile. Her husband is the one cooking in the kitchen and while you may have to wait a bit for your entree you have to understand that the dishes are cooked fresh/made to order.

My favorites are:

Appies:
Vegetable Pakora - Hefty portion - good for up to four people to split if you don't want to fill up before entrees.
Samosas - SOOO good. I love the way they make them here :)

Dinner:

Butter chicken - My fiance's favorite - he can't get enough of it
Chana Masala - My favorite - I just love the spices they use.
Eggplant Bhurtha - Also very delicious - love the texture.
Chicken Tikka Masala - Healthy mix of veggies with this dish as well.
Palak Paneer - My sister loves the way they make it here - great texture and a more than decent sized portions.

One thing to note: The naan always comes out a little latter than the rice. So we always start by eating a little bit of the rice with the dishes while waiting for the naan to arrive. You definitely want to pace yourself and save room for the naan.

You will definitely get stuffed here - portions are healthy and contrary to reviewers below I have never had any problem with taking my food home with me. This also means that I've never been able to try any of their desserts!

For those who like it spicy this is the place to go. You can get it medium/mild but also super hot!

All in all a great Indian restaurant - one of the few places in Vancouver that consistently delivers.

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Elixir350 Davie Street, Vancouver
Dine Out Vancouver 2009
Submitted Monday, January 19, 2009 - 12:25pm [Dine in]

Our party of four had dinner here on Friday night. My three friends tried the $38 menu, I tried their $48 menu. From the moment we were seated, our server Arnold was attentive and charming. He really knows the meaning of good service - everyone in his section was well looked after.

As I review the food, I'll just write down what everyone had

First Course

Mushroom Soup with Cod Croquette ($38 menu) - The croquette was tasty, the soup had a great truffle flavour but texture was a bit runny

Mixed Asian greens, Japanese root vegetables, scallion-soy dressing ($38 menu) - Looked great and tasted great - dressing was unique and veggies were fresh.

Pumpkin and Aromatic Lobster Bisque with Gingerbread Croutons ($49 menu) - Absolutely delicious! Texture was just right and it was very tasty. Gingerbread croutons were unique and added to the presentation with the colour contrast.

Second Course (Entree)

Mussels indochine, red curry, bamboo, cilantro ($38 menu) - Very tasty! Mussels were fresh and the curry was very tasty - not overwhelmingly spicy.

Grilled ribeye, tarragon-shallot butter, pomme frites ($38 menu) - Steaks were prepared perfectly to diner's request. The fries could have been a little more aesthetically pleasing. The dipping sauces could be a little more inventive.

Miso-yuzu mustard baked sable fish, creamy crab croquette ($49 menu) - The sablefish was excellent - not overcooked and melt in your mouth delicious. The crab croquette was also very tasty and the sauce drizzled over the dish went with the food perfectly. Great presentation too.

Dessert

Chocolate devil’s food cake with sour cream gelato ($49 menu) - Absolutely to die for if you're a chocolate fan. I was so full by this point I couldn't finish the whole piece :( The gelato was very good as well.

Upside down pineapple cake with coconut sorbet ($38 menu) - Very tasty and also great presentation.

Chocolate espresso milkshake with peanut butter cookies ($38 menu) - My fiance loved this dessert. It was a great alternative to the post-dinner coffee.

The ambience was really great - restaurant was packed and so there was lots of chatter/buzz. Great music as well.

All in all I was very impressed with the food and service. Will definitely be going back!

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Yokohama Japanese Restaurant12251 No.1 Road, #140, Richmond
Dine Out Menu
Submitted Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 11:35pm [Dine in]

Our party of nine tried out their DIneout Vancouver menu. For $28/person you will definitely get full. Everyone got a healthy sampling of Cuban lobster tail (7 of them), Filet MIgnon (Alberta - 8oz portions X 7), and Kobe Beef (2 oz. portions X 2). Each person also gets a mix of veggies (zucchini, mushrooms, onions, beansprouts) and fried rice. The dessert portions, however, were tiny - a 2"X2" cube of cheesecake or a tiny scoop of ice cream with one slice of deep fried banana.

Our chef was fairly entertaining. He did a few tricks but I have seen better at other teppenyaki restaurants. The service was a bit lacking. We didn't get seated for our 6:30 reservation until 7:00 pm and when we were seated our table and seats were still dirty. The bussing staff kept trying to take our tea cups away instead of refilling them which was very confusing.

All in all, we left with full stomachs and for the price of the Dine Out menu the food was tasty and fresh - improved service would definitely increase this restaurant's rating.

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