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solidapeVancouverSince August 31, 20086 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance2 (2)

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Dosilac132 West 16th Street, North Vancouver
Decent hidden place for Korean food - Great service
Submitted Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 1:17am [Dine in]

I have been to this place twice with my girlfriend and both times we were pleased with the food. Although the food is similar to some of the other Korean restaurants in North Vancouver, what sets this place apart is the wonderful service. The guy is really friendly and takes good care of the customer. The place is sorta hidden and I feel bad for the owner because if he had a better location he would be doing a lot of business.

They dishes I have tried I have been very happy with. The interior is nice and clean, I just wish that the radio was not as loud as it was.

Given the choice to frequent other Korean restaurants in North Van (where I live) I would recommend Dosilac for basic Korean food.

If you want Korean BBQ however, the raw variety, they do not have it at this place, but they do serve cooked bbq like short ribs and bbq pork, etc.

Next visit I will try their bibimbob (spelling?)

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Taste of Paradise1399 Commercial, Vancouver
Second Review and Best Falafel is right!
Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2009 - 12:55am [Dine in]

This place has the best falafel in all of Vancouver. He cooks it hot and fresh when you order, none of that microwave soggy tasteless falafel you get in other places. Its crunchy, spicy and really tasty.

The ambiance is not much, but it is the best Lebanese food in all of Vancouver.

Here is a tip for those that might want to visit him: DO NOT LOOK AT THE PICTURES THEY HAVE ON THE BOARD WHEN YOU ORDER. The pictures look NOTHING like what you get and what you get is WAYYYYY BETTER than what the food looks like on the pictures. It is the opposite of McDonalds or other fast food places whose pictures look nothing like what you get.

Another tip: You can ask him to put whatever you want on the plate: Want some falafel with chicken together, just ask him. Want a little of everything, just ask and he will put it there, a huge serving, $7.99 or $8.99.

Warning: Do not go there for a hot date, its a weird setup they have. But the food is fantastic.

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Gulberg Tandoor & Donair7181 126 Street, #119, Surrey
Authentic Pakistani Style Food for Dirt Cheap!
Submitted Saturday, April 25, 2009 - 3:14pm [Dine in]

I live in North Vancouver, but have made many weekend road trips to Surrey just to go eat there. What they serve there is pretty authentic Pakistani style food (yes I know), not Indian. There are some slight differences between Pakistani and Indian (then there are lots of regional differences within Pakistani and Indian but thats another story).

Anyway, the food: They have Nihari (spicy beef curry?)for $5.99 for a decent size serving, along with a $1.50 (i think) naan and you will be full and it will be very tasty. They have chicken Biryani (rice dish) for $5.50 and its a giant serving, you can feed almost 2 people with it or one hungry teenager.

One particular thing from Pakistan that is very hard to find here is something called Chicken TIkka. This is not the chicken tikka you get at Indian restaurants, its Karachi style chicken Tikka and it is very tasty. I think the boneless chicken tikka with rice or naan is only $5.99 while the leg quarter chicken tikka with salad is $3.99.

The ambiance is so so, it looks like a cafeteria, you order your food upfront and pay, then you sit and they yell out your order and you pick it up. Its clean but not the cleanest. Don't go there for a hot date, but do go there for a hot meal. I just wish they didnt microwave the nihari.

Lots of south Asian customers are there, which you will see if you go there. They also have some donair dishes but I have never tried them so I cannot comment on them. They have other Pakistani dishes there too but I have not tried them all.

If you want hot spicy Pakistani food that is pretty damn good and pretty damn cheap I highly recommend this place.

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Babylon Cafe716 Robson Street, Vancouver
How the good gets bad
Submitted Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

When it first opened Babylon cafe was pretty damn good I must admit. The service was friendly, if I asked for more tomatoes or tabolueh (chopped parsley salad) no problem.

Lately I have noticed that with their business getting better they have started to get lax and its slowly coming to the point that they dont care what they give you because they feel they will still make their money.

Case and point: They started to skimp on veggies, I am lucky if I get more than 2 thinly sliced pieces of tomatoes and on a really good day is one lucky to get enough tabolueh. They used to put a whole spoonful of that stuff before now I am lucky if I can get a decent quarter spoonful.

BURNT CHICKEN. I do like that they are one of the few places that slices freshly cooked meat but lately the meat is so cooked that it burnt black. Does that stop them? No, in goes charred pieces of chicken right.

I think they are becoming victims of their own success which I have seem many restaurants do over the years.

DO NOT SKIMP ON TABOLUEH PLEASE!

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Tacos Mexico Rico309 West Pender, Vancouver
Go to Taco Bell Instead, it is a lot better!
Submitted Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 9:58pm [Dine in]

I spent a lot of years in Los Angeles and ate at many a Mexican friends home where their mothers cooked some of the best mexican food that I ever tasted. Most of these friends were immigrants from Mexico so I am assuming that what they ate was what they eat in Mexico.

Anyways, Tacos Mexico Rico should be ashamed of calling itself Mexican, I dont know what part of Mexico they are from but they are not ANYTHING like my friends mom's food. Their food sucks so much that I think I would prefer having Taco Bell rather than go there again. The service is horrible, the ladies there think they are doing you a favor by giving out the food instead of serving. The beans are so watery that it makes me wonder if thats their way to save on the bean budget.

Here is the thing that pisses me off: THEY STICK THE FOOD IN THE MICROWAVE RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU. I am sorry I have eaten at enough Mexican places in Los Angeles and have never ever seen my food go into the microwave. In case you're wondering I have walked through many a kitchen as some of those we had to walk in via the backdoor (hole in the wall joints in Whittier) and none had a microwave.

Go to Salsa and Agave a few blocks away instead if you want Mexican food. For the price and quality their food is a lot better and so is the service. Maybe they microwave their food too but for some reason it bothers me to have someone microwave my food at a restaurant right in front of me. I am one of those people that dont like microwaved food, not because of radiation or crap like that, but I feel that it dries up the food, especially the tortillas which are ruined by it.

Try eating Microwaved tortillas if you want to know what I mean, its like having a microwaved rubber steak.

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El Inka Latin Deli3826 Sunset Street, Burnaby
Tried it out after reading reviews here
Submitted Saturday, August 30, 2008 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

Me and my girlfriend decided to try out this place after reading all the positive reviews it had gotten. The place is a little out of the way and there is metered parking which sucks. We went there on a late Saturday afternoon around 4pm and it seemed to be almost full, with what looked like mostly Latin American clientele which was a first sign that it might be good.

We were not sure what to order so we decided to order a bunch of cheaper items instead of buying main entrees. The food came a lot quicker than I expected as coming slowly is the case in most of these mom n pop restaurants.

The food was really good and even though we order the cheaper smaller items our stomachs were full. Everything seemed to have a home made type of flavor.

We will be going back again this time with a larger wallet to order some of the more extravagant dishes.

We told the server that we came hear after reading the positive reviews and he told us that many people come there via this sort of word of mouth advertisement.

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