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SoMaYVRSouth Main, VancouverSince June 14, 200919 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food2.5 (2.7)
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Sushi Mania Japanese Restaurant3851 Main Street, Unit 1, Vancouver
great sushi
Submitted Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

I came here a couple of times when it first opened back in 2013 and wasn't impressed, so I hadn't been in until now 2015, what a difference. Maybe when I first came it was a new restaurant and it could be they just needed to iron out kinks, or it could be new management. In any event it's so much better now. I've been back twice in one week. Each time I've attended the place is relatively full. Nice fresh sushi, great portions. I quite like the select three choices for $13 which includes miso soup. It's a tiny sushi shop. prefer this over the sushi restaurant on Main and 14/15th which is a rip off. While I had dinner, they had about five take out/pick up orders, too.

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Zipang Provisions3068 Main Street, Vancouver
lunch menu RIP OFF
Submitted Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 12:29pm [Dine in]

ordered beef curry on rice; what I got was a few shredded pieces of beef on rice; felt like I paid for sauce on rice; sent it back; got a few more pieces of shredded beef; NOT one large piece of beef; never again will I order or come here; the Singaporean Malaysian restaurant at oak 25 in strip mall is same price and I was full and they give chunks of beef. disappointing even sent it back the dish and got two shredded pieces of beef pathetic I even told host I'm paying ten bucks for sauce on rice not beef on rice

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Momo Sushi375 Water Street, #6, Vancouver
never again
Submitted Monday, November 30, 2009 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

On a Monday before the lunch crowd, I walked in when the restaurant opened, at 11:30 a.m.

This is a very small restaurant, but there were no diners when I had arrived.

I was flabbergasted when I was escorted to a back seat, in the single diner section FACING A WALL. I don't mind single seating, say, at a sushi bar, single seating facing a window, but FACING A WALL.

My comment to the waitress: There is nobody here, is that where you want to stick me. I should have walked out at that moment. I was seated in a booth.

The food came out immediately, which makes me wonder, how considering the restaurant opened at 11:30. Makes me think my food was heated up from leftovers.

Ordered a typical chicken teriyaki combo box, you'd find at most japanese restaurants, and was thoroughly disappointed. The rice wasn't even hot. How do you screw up on rice?

Then, you have to use a key to use the restroom.

When I left, I was the only one still seated.

No tip.

I ended up going to SPICE on Cambie for a meal a couple of hours later.

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Au Petit Cafe4851 Main Street, Vancouver
2nd visit
Submitted Saturday, October 10, 2009 - 6:52pm [Dine in]

first visit, i had to try their sandwiches after reading 'best of' in some paper. i've had vietnamese sandwiches all over the city and this place comes in second place in my opinion. if you read my other reviews, kim's saigon sandwiches on main street is still number one in the city as far as vietnamese sandwiches.

the first time i had sandwiches here at au petit was a few weeks ago, and i luckily got in without having to wait for a table. everyone in this diner must have been having one of their vietnamese sandwiches. i had number 2, which was pretty good, and the bread was sooooo fresh.

second visit, yeah, you guessed it, ran out of sandwiches at 4:30 p.m. so i had to have their pho. it was okay, i'll stick to fraser pho at fraser & 17th. but here at au petit, they do give you lots of meat balls, beef, but the broth was nothing to write about.

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
check out brunch before it's gone
Submitted Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

absolutely enjoyed my brunch here. brunch has only been offered since, i believe, february, and i have finally gotten around to trying out their brunch. had a lovely table by the window. first time i ever saw lobster benedict on a menu, so it was a no brainer to try it out, even at $24. it was delicious. my sis had the linguini served in a mini wok. freshly baked croissants, you can't beat that. had a mocktail...very reasonable...$4 for a strawberry daquiri. considering the establishment, $4 is cheap.

so, for anybody that's lived in vancouver all their life and have never been to the cannery, you have to go and experience the cannery before the doors are closed forever due to port security.

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Beefy Beef Noodle House4063 Main Street, Vancouver
Surprised - strip-mall location
Submitted Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 9:55pm [Dine in]

I live very close to this restaurant and made conclusions even before I tried it out. I sort of, wrote it off, as another Chinese restaurant joint. Boy, was I wrong. I guess because of its location, in a mini-mall, with neighbouring laundromat, insurance office, Subway, I just figured it would be another average Chinese restaurant, or a Pho house.

First of all, when you walk in, it can definitely pass as a finer restaurant. Very nice tables and chairs, not usually seen in Chinese restaurants.

I dined solo this evening, so I only ordered one dish. My suggestion: go in groups, so you can share multiple dishes. All the surrounding diners had interesting dishes, and nice presentation.

I had the sweet and sour chicken. It wasn't greasy. The vegetables were firm. I don't like soft, overcooked veggies. I cleaned the entire dish. Huge helping of rice, and with two mini-side serving vegetables, as well. Highly recommend if you're looking to try a new Chinese restaurant.

I've already emailed a couple of friends prior to this review, telling them to check it out. This location has had turnovers, so, hopefully, this is here to stay.

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
finally got a reservation
Submitted Saturday, August 8, 2009 - 8:43pm [Dine in]

after three attempts with full bookings, we finally got in this evening.

had french onion soup, tenderloin, and the creme brulee.

the tenderloin was cooked perfectly as requested. lovely presentation.

my sis had the mussels.

we shared the creme brulee. it was wonderful. tried to make it last, by each sharing, each taking our turns, taking small scoops.

this is definitely the type of restaurant that i can see would draw people from all over the city, because there aren't too many french restaurants of this quality.

when we left, there were many groups of people waiting outside for their table.

a suggestion, though, would be to have, maybe, hanging planters at this time of year, because my seat faced out, and i could see the street sign 'kingsway'. but, hey, this place has made this east-side location work by word-of-mouth. lower rent, than if, say, they were on thriving main street.

cute male waiters, too. :)

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Biercraft Bistro3305 Cambie Street, Vancouver
don't enter through barber shop
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

i'm sure it's happened before. the larger than life stella artrois sign is situated directly above the barber shop entrance. kinda funky street frontage, to their south is thai away, to their north is the barber shop, and then there is stella's in between.

every table was occupied at brunch, and we were seated along the side of the barber shop. lovely flowers lined along the iron fence. 'nuff about the patio.

i had the traditional benny's. twice i've had benny's at stella's and have always been pleased with the food.

if you're a patron of the drive, you have to try it for the heck of it.

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Spices3346 Cambie Street, Vancouver
atypical vietnamese restaurant
Submitted Saturday, July 11, 2009 - 7:24pm [Dine in]

discovered this place after i had brunch at the newly renovated stella's across the street.

popped in for dinner and i bravely had pho in this blazing july day.

i didn't have to add any extra flavouring to the broth because it was perfect as is. piping hot until the last spoonful.

taking a peek through the window, you'd never think this was a vietnamese restaurant, except for the write-ups on the window.

quiet ambiance and nice decor, except for the christmas ribbon wrapped around the lamps.

the menus are clean. some vietnamese restaurants you kinda wonder when the last time they've been wiped down.

i'd return for sure, because i need a break from the karoake vietnamese restaurants.

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Legendary Noodle4191 Main Street, Vancouver
noodle house
Submitted Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 7:47pm [Dine in]

For a 'hood noodle house, this one is a definite choice. I mean, this is not your 'pho' house, though. There are many choices of how you can have your noodles-thin, fat, thick, etc. I had the beef noodle soup with cilantro, and it was good, tasty, filling, and arrived piping hot. I've been here twice, and they've undergone renos since my first visit. Simplistic decor and very clean. I noticed on the wall, they had a write-up from the Sun back in '04. The waitress told me this establishment has been around for 12 years. It says something about the food here, located in SoMa. Every time I peek in the window, it's usually full. I'll be a returning customer.

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Sushi.E2328 Cambie Street, Vancouver
small new sushi joint on cambie & 7th
Submitted Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

new take-out dine-in sushi joint. literally opened two days ago, so they were still lacking in inventory: cups and japanese tea. i'll give them a break because the lady threw in free miso for not having tea available. it's located on the same block as save-on-foods. the help yourself refrigerator offers take-out sushi. the food was average, but what do you expect for take-out. lots of chairs and counter seating. my dynamite combo (a roll and four pieces of sushi) was only $7.50, not bad for food on the fly. that location with so much traffic, i can see it surviving.

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Little Nest1716 Charles Street, Vancouver
breakfast just off the drive
Submitted Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 10:09pm [Dine in]

counter ordering, breaky joint just off commercial drive and charles st. it's on the side street, not on busy commercial drive. from the outside it looks small, but once through the doors, it's actually quite a large breaky joint. all vintage furniture, right down to the high-chair for your little one. communal tables, too. open concept kitchen, and tons of staff behind the counter. chalkboard menu, which i'm guessing it changes often. i had french toast, w/strawberries. fresh, very light french toast, quite enjoyed it. not soggy. the staff will give you a square wooden alphabet block letter, so they know which table you're at to bring your order. they even brought my coffee, which makes me think it's an americano, possibly. place is roomy, large enough, and tables not crammed. all in all, a nice breaky joint. but, definitely a kid friendly restaurant. when i arrived, line-up went to the door, but it moved quickly. try it. i believe the owner is formerly of lumiere, i think.

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Pho Van3370 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Best Pho house
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 9:08pm [Dine in]

I can only speak for east side Pho restaurants and I think this is the best one.

The tables are always full, which speaks for itself.

Pho restaurants, let's face it, it's all the same ingredients-beef, basil, bean sprouts, red peppers--but what sets this Pho restaurant apart from the others is its broth. Best broth of all Pho restaurants.

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
Patio joint
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 8:54pm [Dine in]

Been here four times and am always pleased with my meals.

Communal tables on the patio, can be annoying when you're stuck beside a loud person.

The chicken I had for lunch was really good.

Was here for breaky awhile back and quite enjoyed it. I'm not sure if they still have a breaky menu, though.

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Maurya Indian Cuisine1643 W Broadway, Vancouver
Buffet and dinner
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

Been here twice. Earlier this year for Dine Out Vancouver and for their w/e buffet.

Didn't realize they had a weekend buffet, so my sis and I tried it last w/e.

Was it ever good. Got there when the doors opened, and the place had lots of diners.

Lined up at the buffet, and there was many dishes to choose from--too many to name. All the dishes were hot. I saw the cooks constantly adding dishes to the warmers. I had seconds.

Go there. You won't be disappointed.

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Chutney Villa Fine South Indian Cuisine147 East Broadway, Vancouver
X-lent lunch for $10
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

Had brunch here this w/e and the curry chicken (mild, the waitress warned us and advised us to choose mild versus hot) was very tender. Balsami rice and all the dressings you'd find in Indian food was included--paper thin fried bread, salad, and a variety of sauces with lots of flavour for the rice.

Interesting presentation--served in a large silver round pan.

Can do without the incense burning, though.

There aren't too many Indian restaurants, so I'd definitely recommend this one.

Will return again to Chutney to try their dinner menu.

Maurya on Broadway, west of Granville, brunch buffet I'd highly recommend, too.

Haven't gotten around to standing in line at Vij's.

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Indigo1088 Burrard St., Vancouver
Second visit
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 1:59pm [Dine in]

It's been a number of years since I've been to Indigo. Sat on the patio and had a pleasant dinner with my g/f. Pretty empty, though, in the restaurant. Mind you, I was there early evening.

I was shocked, though, when I got the bill and saw my coffee was $4.50. Maybe that's the going rate. I'm used to White Spot prices for coffee. I feel for $4.50, it should be for say, a latte, cappuccino, not just brewed coffee.

I had the seafood linguini, which I have no complaints about.

My g/f had the lamb, but I don't like lamb, but this review coming from someone that doesn't like lamb, the presentation look appealing.

Definitely recommend this restaurant if you happen to stroll by the Sheraton Wall Centre on Burrard.

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Kim Saigon Sandwiches509 Main St, Vancouver
Best Vietnamese sandwiches
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 12:59pm [Dine in]

Kim Saigon Sandwiches (vietnamese sandwiches) in Chinatown, are the best vietnamese sandwiches in the city.

I discovered this place from a segment i saw on a tv show many years ago; took a chance and dropped by, because, back then her sandwich counter shop was hidden, tucked away, located at the back of a grocery store, and, its location then was within eyeshot of GroundZero.

Well, she's done well for herself. No longer a sandwich counter at the back of a grocery store, but now Kim has her own location--sandwich counter service and restaurant--on Main & Pender. Location has improved, somewhat, but, I have to say, I don't particularly like going to that neighbourhood.

But, if you're ever in Chinatown and want a change from say, Subway, you got to try Kim Saigon Sandwiches. Cheap, too. $3.25 for a sandwich. Get the ham sandwich, the first one on the handwritten price list. She kept the aging old price list from her first location.

Oh, and Kim and her one employee (same lady I always see at the front counter section) always was their hands between cash transactions.

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Tonina's Deli & Cafe4125 Main Street, Vancouver
recent review, i agree, crowded deli
Submitted Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 12:32pm [Dine in]

i go to tonina's for their portguese buns.

then i'll jaunt down the street at Main & 20th to Continental Sausage for my cold cuts, fresher pepperoni sticks, etc.

but most importantly, they wash their hands between every cash transaction.
drives me insane when i go to any place and i see food handlers handling cash.

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