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SpeluncaVancouverSince July 31, 200945 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Legendary Noodle4191 Main Street, Vancouver
Amazing Noodles, But Alas!
Submitted Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

Preamble: have been customer intermittently for probably over 10 years

Food: Amazing just to watch handmade noodles; one variation includes cutting them by knife with precision into boiling. However, the quality of the broth--increasingly laden by MSG over the years--and meat has trended in the wrong direction the last few years.

Service: owners are a wife and husband combination I believe and she usually is the sole server. Does not matter really in the context of such a small place

Value: the price for a bowl of soup noodles is comparable to other places. Would be higher except for the aforementioned points about the food quality.

Ambiance: underwent some renovations a few years ago and looks more presentable now. Big fan a nice touch in a place without A/C.

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Grub4328 Main Street, Vancouver
Hidden Gem on Main Street
Submitted Sunday, August 2, 2009 - 10:58pm [Dine in]

Food: we shared lamb risotto (spiced excellently), duck breast salad (again, spiced well and lean), plus the ratatouille pizza (thin crust, good consistency). portions were generous for the price.

Service: friendly, non-intrusive. solid.

Value: excellent for the price

Ambiance: small place, no AC, Main Street

Overall: perfect for a quiet dinner date away from the downtown core

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Quick and Decent Congee/Noodle
Submitted Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 1:24pm [Dine in]

Food: by nature these places have exotic items like ostrich and innards so I clearly do not understand the last reviewer's reticence. It's not like they don't have hundreds of other food items. Anyways, most of their congees and noodles are filling and of good value; the congees come in pots that retain heat for a very long time. Beware if you do not like MSG, however, as they seem to have gotten quite liberal with using it over the years.

Service: congee/noodle places by nature have minimal but usually efficient service.

Value: not the cheapest place, but the quality makes up for it.

Ambiance: not much to talk about here. This is not the place to take your first date.

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Kim Ga Nae4260 No. 3 Rd, #180, Richmond
Lunch AYCE $12.95
Submitted Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 10:03am [Dine in]

Food: I didn't know that beef ribs could be this fatty. Sirloin was better, as was the chicken and squid. Chap Chae and seafood pancake-although sparse in ingredients and oily-were not bad while the appetizer plates pale in quality to real Korean restaurants. Certainly edible overall but expect AYCE quality.

Service: decent although didn't come around very often.

Value: at $12.95 for ACYE lunch, we stayed for two hours and certainly managed to extract enough value for that price.

Ambiance: newer place, probably a bit better seating than your typical ACYE. other side of the restaurant seats regular menu customers.

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Chilli House Thai Bistro1018 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Overall Theme: Salty
Submitted Thursday, July 30, 2009 - 9:57pm [Dine in]

Food: additional items were ordered but I tried the Tom Yum Talay (seafood hot & spicy soup), Som Tum Malagor (green papaya strip salad), and Yum Team Gai (chicken feet with lime juice). All three were excessively salted and therefore masked whatever Thai spices were used. Better items included the ostrich satay (tender, flavorful) as well as the ostrich lettuce wrap; in fact, having healthy ostrich on the menu was the saving grace for the menu.

Service: efficient, quick, but nothing special. They did change plates and bowls midway through our meal.

Value: $25 per person for a group of 6 after $15 off from the Entertainment coupon. I had to ask for the receipt back as they did not specifically put the 18% group service charge on the bill and I had to double check so as to not tip again.

Ambiance: It's understood that you pay a little premium for the view of the marina so no problems there.

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