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SolarusNorth VancouverSince July 26, 20087 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3 (3.1)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Sushi California501A North Rd, Coquitlam
Vomited Outside Restaurant After Eating
Submitted Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 1:36am [Dine in]

I've eaten at numerous sushi restaurants and this one is by far the worst. The sushi rolls were sloppily made and falling apart, and they were warm! The food came about 2 minute after ordering it, which means it was pre-made and not done to order. We had the BC roll, dynamite cone, gyoza, ebi sunomono, negitori roll, and a chopped scallop roll. None of these items were in any way edible to anyone except those who know little about how proper sushi is meant to taste. Furthermore, the appetizers came out -last- and we had to remind the waitress to bring the sunomono because she had forgotten it.

The food was just absolutely disgusting and I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. It's unfortunate that shitty sushi restaurants are being given good reviews and are recommended only because people these days don't know what good sushi tastes like.

We ate around 4:30 on a Saturday. After leaving the restaurant I promptly threw up on the sidewalk. Bad food, bad service, and I've honestly never even heard of anyone who could screw up an ebi sunomono so badly (HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE??). Never eat here. Ever.

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O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar1300 Robson Street, Vancouver
Quiet night out with the girlfriend
Submitted Monday, March 8, 2010 - 10:57am [Dine in]

We arrived for our 6 o'clock reservation on Saturday to find that the restaurant was empty except for a few people at the Bar. The ambient was warm and classy, unfortunately we did not hear any live music while we were eating, but it was nice nonetheless to have a nice quiet meal while watching the life on Robson. My girlfriend really liked the old world scene on the roof as well as the chandeliers. The Amuse-Bouche was ok, I can't remember exactly what it was, but it had olives ontop of it some microgreens and I believe some young cheese, it was a bit salty and would have been nice if it had a sweet component to it.

The food was great. We started off with the crab and onion tart that we had ordered off of their weekly menu. The tart was alright, it could have been a bit lighter and the onion could have been integrated into the dish more, it was more or less just sitting on top with everything. My girlfriend ate the sablefish which was perfectly cooked over a delicious broth with vegetables and gnocci. I had the rib eye which was done medium rare, honestly it was probably the best steak I've had in a long time at a restaurant. I am usually not a fan of rib eyes but this was really nice and tender. For dessert we had their triple chocolate desert which was FANTASTIC. Really really good dessert, it was not as rich as we expected it to be which was a good thing. The service was excellent, our drinks were always full and our server came by at the right times for checking on us etc.

1 Appetizer, 2 Entree's, 2 Drinks, 1 Dessert came to about 92 dollars. Good place to try if you've never been here before.

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Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
Dry meat and high prices
Submitted Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 11:08am [Dine in]

Me and a friend ate here around 2 weeks ago, she said it was good the last time she went, which was over a year ago. We ordered an assortment of food including, the sukiyaki, a couple rolls, a seafood soup, and a meat assortment plate.

For the price you pay, it was not worth it at all. The rolls ans the soup were good. But the sukiyaki was way too sweet to the point of hurting your teeth. The sauce in it was fairly overbearing. The meat on the assortment plate was all overcooked and dry.

I would not recommend this place at all, unless you are a sucker for the ambiance, in which this place is very nice. It was quiet on a Sunday night.

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Hamilton Street Grill1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Hamilton Street Grill Ok.
Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:41pm [Dine in]

I went yesterday with a friend. There was only a few people in the restaurant on a Sunday night around 7. I made reservations but really didn't need to. The ambiance was nice, warm and quiet. The service was really friendly which was possibly why someone would go.

I had the bacon wrapped filet Mignon that was done medium rare. I found it to be good for the first few bites, but as I ate more found the meat to be too chewy. The mashed potatoes were really good as were the vegetables.

My friend had the wild salmon which was very very bitter. To the point where you almost had to eat it with the other food for it to be bearable. Maybe that's just the way wild salmon tastes but it probably have used some lemon or something.

As for what I paid for the meal, I expected something a lot better.

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
cheap, but disgusting.
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 7:00pm [Dine in]

Maybe it was just the time of the day I went. But the sushi was absolutely disgusting. When you order something and it comes not even 5 minutes later, you have to question when it was made. The dinomite roll was soggy, and the tempura was disgusting to the point that eating it made me sick afterwards. As I look at the other reviews and even the clientele in the restaurant I question myself to whether or not people know what good-fresh sushi tastes like.

The waitress forgot my friends miso soup and he practically had to stand up and start waving his hand for them to notice us. From that point on we vowed never to eat at this japanese establishment again.

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Rikka Japanese Kitchen28 8th Street, New Westminster
Why don't more people go here?
Submitted Friday, July 25, 2008 - 9:59pm [Dine in]

This place is awesome. I don't see why more people don't go to this place more often. It seems that the Kirin across the street is hogging all the business most likely because they have a nicer interior. The food and presentation at Rikka is pretty amazing for the price you pay. The family that owns it is Japanese which seems to make all the difference. The staff is homely and they make you feel as though you are the only one there (which you usually are). Possibly the one main downfall is that all the times I've eaten there, there has only been one chef and it takes him a while to knock the dishes out. The Matcha cake is a lie.

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Tenkai Japanese Restaurant1147 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam
Cute place on Austin
Submitted Friday, July 25, 2008 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I have regularly visited this restaurant for about a year. The food is always very fresh and they are quick at preparing it. I enjoy the staffs enthusiasm when one enters the restaurant "MUSHI MUSHI"!! The waitresses are usually very attentive but on the odd times they will sometimes just ignore you until you wave them down. Definitely recommend this place to casual sushi goers. The food is pretty cheap. The menu is hard to read, it was as though they hired a crappy designer to make it. I am just being nit-picky.

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