Submitted Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - 11:04am [Dine in]
I beg to differ big time with previous positive reviews of this restaurant (if that's what you call it). I'd say it's a seriously overpriced fast food joint. I wasn't expecting a lot, but the thin piece of fish no larger than a note card perched on a mound of rice was not worth $15. And I'm not sure newsprint under the food is a good idea, even if it reduces dishwashing costs (savings which are obviously not passed on to the diner). I had to ask twice for a glass of water, but that's not unusual. What's unusual was that I left feeling cheated. And I won't be back. This place is well located (near Kits Beach) to take advantage of first-time visitors. Avoid it and go down to Go Fish instead.
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Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 7:57pm [Dine in]
Upon stepping in from a rainy evening, what I noticed first was warm, subdued lighting from paper lanterns covering the ceiling and then acknowledgement by the server. Seating was immediate, order taken soon after, food arrived in a timely manner, and my water glass was refilled as needed. For me, Bhindi (okra) is a test dish for an Indian restaurant, and this one passed easily. I enjoyed it with a fresh hot chapati while I noticed one family seated around combined tables and another, with well-behaved children, waiting on the couch by the door. I dine alone, and that's another test: will staff gracefully give up a second cover at my table? No problem here. Traditional music was quiet enough for a conversation but loud enough to provide privacy. I came away feeling fortunate that Annapurna is in my neighbourhood.
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