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sushisucksvancouverSince May 24, 20077 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.4)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.3)
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Elysian Coffee590 West Broadway, Vancouver
hit and miss
Submitted Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

First time I went I had an amazing ethiopian coffee that tasted like blueberries. The coffee was great but the service is really weird. the servers insisted that we sit and stay because a to go cup would ruin the taste of the coffee but I didn't really want to be in there. I love good coffee but I don't really want to sit with a bus load of trendsters on ipads with mustaches and lace up leather shoes; it's just not my scene. The service is really bizarre. I always get condescending service like I don't look like I belong there when in fact I know a thing or two about coffee thank you very much. The clover is over rated. It's basically a reverse french press. The coffee is great quality but not always outstanding- the beans are tops and the roasting is great - but they go and stick the coffee in a glass bodum and it's barely warm when you get to drinking it. I always ask for my to go now; they seem to have worked out that many people don't want to stay. I only go there if I happen to be walking by; not really a destination for me. Go buy locally roasted coffee and have the barista grind it for you then go home and use a french press (use water that is just about to boil but don't let it boil) then steep for 4 mins, stir, and poor without milk. You'll have yourself a great coffee. Don't ever grind coffee yourself unless you own an outrageously expensive grinder. The freshness of the roast, the right grind, and the right water temp and you'll be smiling all day!

Had a delicious coconut macaroon dipped in chocolate! YUM.

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Nagano Japanese Restaurant2918 Glen Dr, Coquitlam
One of the best places in the burbs
Submitted Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

I'm not sure why people are complaining about this place. It surely has some of the best sushi I've had in the city. My other favourites are Shiro's at Cambie and 14th and Toby's at East Hastings and Slocan. The quality of the sushi is far superior to the average sushi place. Most sushi places have fishy fish and poor rice and the sushi chefs are not really knowledgeable in the art of making sushi. This place, on the other hand, serves up delicious food. It's fresh, its the right temperature, the rolls are nice and loose and the flavours are perfectly balanced. I'm very impressed with the quality of everything. Also, they hand out lots of free tasting plates to their customers. The service is fast and friendly. We go there when ever we are in Coquitlam.

What a great find and random too because it is situated behind the Coquitlam Mall and we just happened to pop in one day. We can stop going back!

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Cora's Breakfast & Lunch3025 Lougheed Highway, #390, Coquitlam
great breakfasts, we'll be back
Submitted Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:08pm [Dine in]

We really enjoyed our breakfasts at Cora's. The amount and variety of fruit they give you is lovely. The food is solid. It's not outstanding but exactly what you want for a weekend brunch and much better than the average greasy spool. The only draw back is the horrible ambiance at this place. It's looks like it used to be a kids after school activity centre. It's too cold and childish and the noise levels make it hard to have a nice conversation. But the place is clean and the service was exactly what you'd want in a large breakfast place.

We'll be back.

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Dino's Place for Ribs22641 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Note to the cook: burnt food isn't edible. Note to the server: burnt food is not servable.
Submitted Friday, June 17, 2011 - 2:05pm [Dine in]

What a terrible experience. We wanted breakfast after a camping trip and we got burnt bacon; I mean charred beyond belief; completely black and inedible. Some of the bacon was also barely cooked but two pieces were burnt to blackness. Who would send that out on a plate? And, who would serve that to customers? The food was mediocre. The hashbrowns were undercooked and the coffee was terrible but I didn't really have high expectations. We ended up paying $40 for two breakfasts with coffee which is ridiculous. I am insulted that we were given inedible food and angry that it cost more than it should have.

The waitress asked us how the food tasted? Well what do you think? Did you think we'd enjoy charcoal bacon? I mean really? We left half our food. YUK.

I would never recommend this place.

I wish we'd gone to A&W but we want to support local businesses and not fast food.

The food took forever to come out.

:(

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Diamond, The6 Powell Street, Vancouver
Great cocktail and tapas place
Submitted Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 6:24pm [Dine in]

Great ambiance in this place and wonderful views from all the double hieght windows. There's a great vibe in here. The staff are nice; not pretentious.

Because this is a great place for cocktails there wine list sucks. I've noticed this at other cocktail-focused establishments like Boa Bei. That's too bad because I prefer a nice glass of wine to a cocktail. Or may be I just need to experiment more!

The food is lovely. Especially love the beetle nut leaves and shrimp. It's hard to fill up on food here without dropping a lot of cash however. It is a nice tapas place for some drinks and snacking. I've been here 2-3 times now and will keep going.

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Acme Cafe51 West Hastings, Vancouver
Really disappointing
Submitted Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

The Acme Cafe keeps getting rave reviews from all my friends but I have to say I was really disappointed. The design of the place is lovely. The old art deco diner style is great and I love getting booth seating! But the food was pretty terrible. I'd been there once before when they first opened and shared a Reuben with my husband on the advice of the waiter. It was a very tasty sandwich but it was tiny considering the dish was $12 plus tax and the accompaniments were minute. I think it came with a spoonful of slaw and pickle! I like to have some sort of vegetable with my lunch.

I decided to try it again today when the wait for Medina was going to be too long. I expected at the very least some tasty food.

My mom's quiche was blah, her potatoes were dry and flavourless, and her wilted greens barely had anything on them. I felt bad because this was her birthday brunch!! My guacamole and shrimp sandwich had so little guacamole on it and so much oil (it was drenched actually and the oil flooded my whole plate) that I didn't even get to taste my favourite veggie, the avocado. I spent the meal using up the entire supply of napkins in the dispenser! It was pretty gross. The slaw was really tasty. It was the highlight of my meal but could have used less mayo to make it less heavy/sweat and more refreshing. The chips were packaged greasy chips from Costco (kettle valley??). I know because my husband brought them home once and we threw them out! Considering the price for these dishes, I will not be back.

The service was okay. One of servers seemed nice but our waiter seemed bored and my mom had to ask him again and again to speak up because she couldn't hear him over the restaurant noises. He just didn't seem to clue in and just kept mumbling while staring at the wall above us. BLAH.

Too bad. I was hoping this would be a great addition to the neighbourhood.

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Irashai Sushi2260 41st Ave, Vancouver
a big disappointment but what did I expect?!?!
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

My date suggested we leave but I was convinced our food was going to show up "any minute now." We waited for 45-60 mins before our food came. I'm not sure why I was surprised. We'd been to Irashi Sushi before and waited and waited and waited before asking that they pack everything up so we could get to the airport on time!! As well, I'd once sat at the bar for a quick bite and had to wait for over half and hour for a roll and a few pieces. RIDICULOUS! What is really frustrating about our meal this evening is that (a) the food wasn't all that good (my tuna sashimi was still icy-frozen, the nigiri pieces were minuscule, and the squid was over cooked, flavourless: BORING) and (b) the people around us were getting much better service. In fact the head lady was doting on the guests at the table next to us and kept brining them out special dishes. The couple on the other side of us came in 20 mins after us and got their bento boxes about 3 mins after we got ours. Very frustrating! Furthermore, there was no apology or concern on the part of the staff or owners. When I asked whether our food was ready or not the waitress muttered something about it being soon but didn't offer an apology or an ETA; nobody brought us a complementary dish of say edamame. And the same with the bill- no hint of anything amiss, no apology for the wait; NOTHING. I will simply not go back. There are so many far superior places to eat sushi in Vancouver-- like Toby's, Shiro's, and whatever that place is on Thurlow @ Alberni downstairs! My advice to the Irashi owners is to stop taking so many To Go orders... cut them off at some point or hire some more staff just for the take out orders. I get the feeling however, that they just don't care. They are doing good business in terms of making money and they'll just keep forging ahead at the expense of the eat-in customers. We'll you've lost me as a dine-in and take-out customer... oh and everyone I know.

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