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SundownNorth VancouverSince January 1, 200741 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
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Displaying 21 - 40 of 41 Reviews Found
Milestone's Grill and Bar3211 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond
Excellent
Submitted Monday, September 3, 2007 - 5:07pm [Dine in]

Whenever I am at the airport I always make a point stopping in for a meal, whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, by myself or with people. This has become tradition because the food is always great, the service is quick (they realize we are on a time schedule with flights) and best of all the prices are not overinflated just for being at the airport.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Not Bad
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

I love sushi and can fill up very quickly on it as it's mostly rice, but, surprisingly enough I left hungry. Yes, we did the all you can eat but the server rarely ever comes by that how can you eat until your satisfied?

The sushi itself is good, not outstanding but good. The only complaint is the sad service.

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Crab Shop, The2455 Dollarton Highway, #121, North Vancouver
Incredible fresh fish
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

I've heard of the Crab Shop for ages and finally decided to go there. It was delicious. No negative comments from any of us. It was better than we hoped for.

After eating we couldn't resist - we had to buy some salmon to cook at home for dinner because it was the best looking most fresh looking salmon I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful.

I can't wait to go back.

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Marina Grill1653 Columbia St., North Vancouver
Never a Disappointment
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 2:57pm [Dine in]

We find ourselves at the Marina Grill about 4-5 times a year and having been going there for years and have been disappointed only once but they were quick to fix it. The problem at that time was the eggs in my egg benedict were almost raw - I love runny eggs but not near raw to the point they were still cold. But I told the server and it was replaced very quickly and lots of apologies.

We usually stick with the seafood and pasta dishes and always leave very full and happy. There was one time we were a little early for dinner time, their dinner I believe starts at 5pm and we arrived 4:20ish and they have not problem accommodating us for the dinner specials.

I especially enjoy sitting by the window looking at the all the sailboats moored below.

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Gen Sushi1933 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Always great sushi
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 8:59am [Dine in]

We usually pick up our Sushi over town but on the odd occaision when we want to pick up sushi locally we do take out with Gen Sushi. They are pricey compared to what we are used to over town but the quality and taste in the food makes up for it. They have the same things we get elsewhere but there are a few sushi dishes they have that they add something extra that makes it delicious.

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Andreas Restaurant153 16th Street West, North Vancouver
Not as Good as it Used to Be
Submitted Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 8:53am [Dine in]

It's been years since I've been to Andreas and finally went back the other day. I remembered how in the past many would rave about it but whenever I went the service was slow and the pasta was always overcooked (mushy).

So we went back hoping it has improved but was very disappointed that the pasta is still overcooked, the service is still slow and the pasta didn't even have much in the way of good flavors. It almost tasted that it was reheated from the night before.

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Troll's at Horseshoe Bay6408 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Returned but very disappointed
Submitted Sunday, July 8, 2007 - 6:10pm [Dine in]

It's been 6 months since I've been to Trolls, once upon a time we used to go a lot but not as much as some of the food hasn't been consistent in taste.

I went back today and decided I will never return. They really have downhill that we left extremely dispointed. Spending $9 on a sandwich you would think it would be yummy and lots of, but no. We ordered the shrimp sandwich because I remember how awesome it used to be with the shrimp in an incredible dressing.

What did we get? You know those long toothpicks that they use to hold the sandwiches together? The bread on my sandwich was not as wide or long as the toothpick - that was the tiniest bread I've seen in my life. It's sad when the toothpick holding the sandwich together is longer than the bread. The shrimp sandwich had no dressing in at all. It was toast (not fully toasted) with 1 slice of lettuce, tomato slices, shrimp but no dressing, mayo or anything. It was so bland I was so disappointed.

And the fries - they were so uncooked they were mushy. And the amount? Half the amount of fries there used to be. Tiny sandwhich, few fries and I paid $9 for that? that "child size" meal should have cost no more than $5. We both ordered the same sandwich and both had the same disappointing reaction.

The server was quick, except when I wanted to ask for more ketchup as the ketchup on the table was empty no servers would attend to us.

And to top of it off, the table was wet that my sleeves were soaked after resting them on the table.

Sorry folks, but the service and food was such a disappointment that I left feeling that they cut way too many corners to save a buck in their budget. Their cutting to save cut us out as repeat customers. With so many choices in Horseshoe Bay I'll just have to try out some other restaurants there.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House657 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Most delicious food
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 7:47pm [Dine in]

I always enjoy the food here. It is filling but not heavy. It is delicious with a great number of choices on the menu. The only reason I chose such a low number for the ambiance is because this place although very cute is very, very tiny - not very comfortable unless you are a sardine and used to being squished. But they can't help it with this particular location.

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De Dutch Pannekoek House1634 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Delicious
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

Excellent food. Nice variety on the menu. Fast and friendly service. I am never disappointed coming here. This is the place where you get a breakfast where you don't leave hungry but not bursting at the seams from heavy food. Delicious and light.

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Thai House Restaurant116 W Esplanade, North Vancouver
Very tastey
Submitted Tuesday, June 12, 2007 - 7:40pm [Dine in]

I was very pleasantly surprised that it cost less than $100 for 4 of us to eat and we still left with a doggy bag. The food was delicious, the servers were very friendly. The only downside I felt was it took way too long for them to bring the bill.

They took our orders fast, they brought the food quickly but we waited and waited and waited for the bill. They finally brought it, we paid and because we didn't leave immediately after paying we felt rushed out of the restaurant by the looks/glares the staff were giving us - which would be understandable if it was busy but it was almost empty. Other than that we enjoyed the food.

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Cactus Club Cafe1598 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver
Not Bad
Submitted Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 10:14pm [Dine in]

It's been a few years since I've been to the Cactus Club here in North Van and I returned the other day after remembering how much I loved them (but always forgot them since they are hidden away).

The food was great as always, but I was hugely disappointed in the poor service that we had received. We came in, were seated, and watched and many other younger people came in to other tables and were served pronto but us being in our late 40's were lucky to be asked what we wanted for dinner. Great food but not worth the waiting and waiting and waiting (if you are over 20).

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Rebellious Tomato2951 Lonsdale Avenue, Vancouver
Tasty but Average
Submitted Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 6:55pm [Dine in]

I've heard a few great things about Rebellious Tomato from friends but I guess it's true that one must really go some place to decide for themselves.

We ordered take out and had it delivered. It's smelled great but when I opened the box I was first VERY disappointed to find that the pizza was uncut. Hello? I have to pay a higher price for their pizza than elsewhere and have to cut my own pizza? Not fun/easy when you don't have a pizza cutter!

I didn't realize it was a thin crust pizza. Those are okay but I have to be in the mood for thin crust - I was starving and thin crust just doesn't do it. The sauce was tasty and overall the pizza was okay - not spectacular but okay, just average.

My other complaint besides it being uncut (I hope that was just an accident on their part and not the usual), I found them to be very skimpy on the toppings. Toppings were cut really tiny and not much of them.

Will I go back? Nope
Will I recommend them? I would tell people they have to go to decide on their own.

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DJJ's Wedge2924 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Better than some, not as good as others
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

I like that more and more places are going organic. I tried DJJ's and although it was fairly priced and delicious it wasn't superb or outstanding. I tried it but am not to anxious to go back as it didn't knock my socks off to make me want to come back. To make it an outstanding pizza you would have to add more toppings but that can be costly as you have to pay extra. Their existing pieces are pretty much the same as other places.

They would be great if they had a pizza, preferrably vegetarian, that had a lot of great toppings that are different than everywhere else.

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White Spot333 Brooksbank Ave, #1100, North Vancouver
Always Great
Submitted Saturday, January 13, 2007 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

This is one place that is always consistently great. Inside the restaurant is a very nice and relaxing setting with quick and friendly servers. But mostly I prefer to be in my car in the back and dine in the car.

They are always cheery, happy please, quick to serve and if anything is wrong or missing in your order they are quick to apologize and fix it.

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Boston Pizza1078 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Great Pizza but Mushy Pasta
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

The pizzas are good - never once have I complained. Most other items on their menu have been delicious but I have learned that this is not the place to order pasta dishes. Every time I have ordered a pasta dish the pasta has always been mushy (sorry, but that's a pet peeve of mine - pasta should be el dente and not mushy).

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Milestone's Grill and Bar1096 South Park Royal, West Vancouver
Always Delicious
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 12:04pm [Dine in]

When I want to go out for dinner and know that I am going to have absolutely delicious food Milestones if the place to go. Never once have I ever been disappointed. The food is always cooked perfect. Tastes delicious. Service fast and friendly and they make an awesome Ceasar drink :-)

That is one restaurant I know that no matter what I try on the menu it is always delicious. This is a restaurant that has chefs who know how to cook and consistently always delicious. When people ask me what restaurant they I would like to have a gift certificate for I always request one for Milestones.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The800 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
They Don't know what Rare is...
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 11:59am [Dine in]

I have tried the Keg restaurant several times over the years but this last time is my last time.

I only like a very rare steak and just can't seem to get it there. I order rare I get medium-rare, I even got brave once and ordered blue-rare thinking that I would get it rare but nope, I got medium-rare.

So I decided to never go for the steaks anymore because never once have I had it rare how I like it. Salmon? dry. Pasta? Mushy. So what did I end up having on my last visit there? A dinner salad and it was delicious but it would be nice to have a steak rare if you ask for rare.

I wouldn't mind paying so much money for a good steak because they are not exactly reasonably priced but to spent that much money and be disappointed each time? No, so now when I get gift certificates for them I always just give them to my neighbor as they aren't even worth it for free to me. I want a rare steak, how hard can that be to make? I want juicy salmon, not dried out. I want pasta that isn't mushy. I am very surprised because many, many, years back they used to be so great.

The service is fast and friendly though.

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Samba Brazilian Steak House1122 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Meat on a Stick?
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 11:42am [Dine in]

Meat on a stick? how cool is that. I didn't go for that because I prefer my meat extremely rare which most restaurants I've been too can't do it to my liking so I don't bother and also not that much (much a small slice and I am happy but you want to eat a lot to make it worth the cost).

I have been there twice and the first time there was incredible. No complaints at all as the food was fantastic, quick and friendly service.

My most recent visit however I was disappointed. All day I was craving lamb and we arrive shortly after 6pm and when we sat down the first thing the waitress said was they were out of lamb and they were out of steak. What???? This was the beginning of the dinner hour and no steak and no lamb? This early in the evening? So I ended up having prawns. Oh they were delicious and spicy (just how I like them) but I was disappointed because I wanted something special (lamb) and I can have prawns anywhere. What kind of restaurant runs out of lamb and steak during the dinner hour? I could understand if we arrived at 9pm but so early?

This time this music was way too loud that we were yelling at each other just to speak to the person beside you so you didn't even try to talk to the person across from you.

The dancing was wonderful, nice costumes but I was surprised that one of the girls had just a bit of belly flubber hanging over her tiny outfit. Sorry to be critical but if you are going to have dancing girls in a skimpy outfit they should not have an ounce of fat on them.

Even though I was disappointed in no lamb or steak that evening I would go back some day and I would recommend them because it is a very entertaining place to go.

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Fujiya912 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Excellent Sushi and Prices
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 11:27am [Dine in]

I have to agree with the others that Fujiya is NOT a restaurant, it is a supermarket where you buy pre-made sushi (made there on the spot though), they have a deli to make your own sushi and they sell all kinds of other products like sushi dishes, wasabe peas, soy sauce, etc.

Having said that...I LOVE their sushi. It is always so delicious, fresh, excelling pricing and if you want something in particular that they happen to be out of they will make it there for you. I also love how on their packages they say what the sushi is and lists all the ingredients in it. They are so great that we go there all the way from North Vancouver passing many, many other sushi places along the way. Sure we can go a few blocks from my house to one of about 4 sushi restaurants within a few block radius but they can't compete with Fujiya in taste, quality and pricing.

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Jagerhof Schnitzel House71 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Wonderful Schintzels
Submitted Monday, January 1, 2007 - 11:20am [Dine in]

After living on the North Shore for 18 years I finally went to the Jagerhof Restaurant. For years I have heard people raving about this place and finally remembered it and decided to go. I was excited because I heard about it so much.

The Jager Schnitzel was incredible - huge, nice and crispy and juicy and the red cabbage that came with it was perfect - not acidy or bitter at all. It cost $19.95 for a plate of schnitzel served with potatoes and red cabbage and with a ceasar salad (it was a set menu as it was New Years).

The only complaints I had was I was very disappointed in the ceasar salad. I thought it would be incredible with a lot of garlic in it but it had no garlic flavor at all, it was bland (I think they made the dressing too far in advance because ceasar dressing really should be made just before serving otherwise it loses flavor fast). But that I understand - the bad part was there was way too much salad dressing in the ceasar salad. The salad was swimming in the dressing. So badly that no one at our table finished their salad and all said the same thing (this was 6 people)

The only other thing they could improve on was - the waitress was very slow in taking our order - she didn't take it until after we were sitting there for 40 minutes (I was tempted to leave and go elsewhere). And, if you want water, don't expect it to be automatically serviced we had to ask for water otherwise it wasn't standard to be given when you sit.

Other than the slow service and no water and salad, that is the best schnitzel I have ever had. Yes, I probably will go again but now I know not to order the ceasar salad.

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