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sui_mai_jaiEast VancouverSince February 19, 20074 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
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Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 10:36pm [Dine in]

My fourth and final restaurant for Dine Out 2007. I had the Griffin's salad to start. My entree was the roasted beef striplion which was good but not overly great. My friend had the chef's daily soup to start, which was described as "Campbell's veggie soup" and then the wild salmon as the entree which was average. The selection from the dessert buffet was actually quite diverse. Too bad it started and ended with a vanilla & chocolate mouse which spoiled the rest of my appetite. I did expect much better quality since this was located inside the pricey Fairmount Hotel Vancouver. But then again, it was only $25.

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Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar1138 Homer Street, Vancouver
Nice place to try
Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 10:21pm [Dine in]

My third restaurant for Dine Out 2007. As I have never been here, we had a fun time locating the front door which as at the far end of the corridor/outdoor patio area. My friend and I both ordered the spring rolls as the appetizer. Unfortunately, they quite small and a bit oily. My main course was the wild coho salmon with dungenous crab mashed potatoes. The entree was a tad on the small side but still quite good, forcing me to fill up on bread part way though. My friend had the butternut squash and chedder stuffed chiken breast which was tender and quite flavourful. For dessert, I had the fruit sorbet which consisted of one scoop of raspberry and one of pear? (which tasted more like guava) but was a nice sweet icy treat. My friend had a warm apple and pear german butter cake which tasted like a large cinnamon bun to me. Overall it was pretty good.

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La Terrazza1088 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Great Experience!
Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

My second restaurant for Dine Out 2007. We arrived early for our reservation... as usual, but we were seated immediately. My friend and I both ordered the Strozzapretti pasta to start which reminded me of Chef Boyardee beeferoni. However it was very good and was quite large, almost a meal within itself. For the main course I ordered the lamb sirloin which was very tender and done to my preference of medium rare. My dining friend had the beef short ribs which were also very good and flavourful. For dessert, I had the chocolate terrine while my friend had the vanilla bean creme brulee. The terrine cake was not too sweet but was quite rich. The creme brulee was very good and WAY better than what we had at Il Giardino. We could acutally taste the vanilla bean flavour and the texture was smooth and creamy. The service was quite good as the waiter kept our water glasses full. Definitely a good place to try.

One strange thing though. I did notice one group that was having dinner near the front door after we sat down, using the lounge chairs and the coffee table for their dinner. I think that area is normally used as the waiting area because of it's proximity to the door, but I might be wrong. It did stay empty after those patrons left. I'm just glad that wasn't us.

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Nu-licious
Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2007 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

A friend and I went to Nu restaurant on Friday night after a recommendation by a co-worker. We were greeted by the hostess and seated promptly, even though we were 15mins early for our reservation. Yes, the swivel cup chairs were a little strange, but it was long forgotten after our great experience. The waitress was very attentive and pleasant. While we decided what to order, she brought over a complimentary salmon sampler dish with salmon candy (jerky), salmon roe, and smoked salmon, which were all pretty good. I ordered the albacore tuna while my friend got the stuffed free range chicken. We also got the dungenous crab and shrimp puffs appetizer, which reminded me of those crab claw puffs at some chinese restaurants, sans the crab claw. Pretty good and not oily at all. My tuna was lightly cooked on the outside and garnished with potatoes, green beans, and onion rings. My friend's chicken was very tender and juicy, on a bed of tasty mashed potatoes. Both entrees were great. The view of the water and Granville Island added to the nice ambiance of the restaurant. We passed on dessert since we were both quite full after the main course with some leftovers to take home. Definitely a great place to bring a friend or to impress a date! :)

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