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sonickRichmondSince April 8, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance4.5 (4.3)

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Anducci's6011 Hastings St., Burnaby
Avoid the Veal.
Submitted Monday, October 19, 2009 - 9:39am [Dine in]

Went there last night for a big birthday party of 20 or so. The atmosphere inside was nice, a tad dark, but unique wall decor and sports on several TV's was welcoming.

Ordered the Calamari to start, the halibut for myself and the veal for my date. Calamari was decent; different than most as there isn't much batter on them.

My halibut came well cooked and seasoned. Not dry at all. The white wine mushroom risotto that came as a side was very good.

My date's veal was another story. It was dry and tasted like a greasy porkchop. The pasta side was too salty and over-cooked.

The other dishes looked pretty good, so overall the food was decent; save for the veal.

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Don Guacamoles1333 Robson Street, Vancouver
This ain't Taco Bell
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

On the search for real authentic food in Vancouver, I stumbled upon these reviews for Don Guacamoles, which sounded promising.

When we arrived at the restaurant, it was not what I had imagined in my head (perhaps ignorantly; a Cantina with sombreros and dried chiles decorating the walls), it was a sleek, modern-looking, typical Robson food joint.

It was busy when we got there at 6-ish on a Friday; we decided to sit outside rather than wait for a table inside.

Once seated, we were greeted with a spread of tortilla chips with fresh salsa, spicy red dip, milder guacaomle, and limes (complimentary, despite other reviews I've read). Along with that, for the six of us, the waitress brought along five side plates and four sets of cutlery.

Perhaps the waitress was new and there was a language barrier that made it more-so difficult, but even after the place settings were distributed with one clearly missing, and she had come by several times to check on us and deliver drinks, she still had not clued in until I finally had to ask her for a place-setting.

She came back a few moments later with a single plate, no utensils, which I had to ask for. She was also not very helpful in helping us decide what to get, none of us being mexican.

We ordered Nachos as a starter along with our entrees. Because we were outside, it was getting quite chilly as the sun started to set. This was made more uncomfortable by the fact that our food took quite awhile to start arriving; and not all at once I might add. Plus the fact that the Nachos came LAST, after all our entress had been long devoured.

All in all, the service that night was quite poor (though personally I give the benefit of the doubt to the waitress being new); made worse by the fact all of us were freezing our butts off, imagining our hot, oozing, cheesy, meaty food we were about to have.

When it finally came, it did not disappoint. Everything was fresh and delicious. No mystery-meat, suspicous-looking ground beef, or KRAFT shredded cheddar cheese here. Though the food was outstanding, the service will make my friends and I think twice before deciding to go there again.

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Jamaican Pizza Jerk2707 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When the eating is this good, how could you not finish everything?
Submitted Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 9:50am [Dine in]

Went here last Friday after my friends decided that we needed to stop getting completely smashed out of our heads on weekends, and start doing something different, like going to small, unique, hole-in-the-wall restaurants.

Outside it's a small storefront with bars on the window; but the awning makes it hard to miss. Inside, it's a small place with a few 2-seat tables, one big table (seats 6), and a bar in front of the kitchen where Bounty Hunta, the owner/chef, cooks. On one wall was a giant picture of Peter Tosh, the opposite wall was Bob Marley.

Bounty was the only one there at the time and it was somewhat busy, so it took awhile to even get the menus in the first place. Though not unexpected for this kind of place.

The prices were fairly good; for about $45 we got the Meal III, which includes a Large Pizza, two Jamaican dishes, a small salad (casserole-ish), and Jerk Chicken Wings (they ran out of wings, so Bounty gave us an order of Jerk Chicken instead).

The pizza we went with the Kapone, which has red onion, jerk chicken & sun dried tomatoes. This goes for $30 by itself! The dishes we had Goat Curry (only available Tues & Fri's) and Fish Roti (typically $9 each).

After about 20 mins (or what seemed like that long, wasn't paying attention to the clock but everything smelled good and we were hungry) the food came. Came with Tamarind Sauce and Hot Sauce.

For the most part, everything was very good. Highlights were the Fish Roti and Goat Curry. The Jerk Chicken, I felt, was a tad dry, and not spicy (though I suspect Bounty withheld the spice assuming we couldn't handle it; no worries we had hot sauce). The pizza was very good, a tad greasy. Ingredients were fresh (esp the tomatoes).

Bounty came back to see how the food was, and was surprised that a skinny chinese dude, a skinny brown dude, and a russian guy was able to finish everything! When the eating is this good, how could you not!

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Nooch Pho9020 Capstan Way, #110, Richmond
Pho 2.0
Submitted Wednesday, April 8, 2009 - 9:33am [Dine in]

No more DPP's (Dirty Pho Places)! This place is like Ikea for Pho. Clean and minimalistic, not like your typical Pho place. Also big TV to watch the game/fight, and free wifi.

Great ambiance, great service, quality food at a good price. They go lighter on the meat than I like, but the quality of the other ingredients and the soup base makes up for it. And they don't have hot chili oil, only Hoisin Sauce and Siracha Hot Sauce.

I don't usually put up reviews here, but I want this place to stay open, so doing my best to get them business!

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