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sweetswedeNorth VancouverSince June 6, 20096 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 6 of 6 Reviews Found
Raglan's Bistro15 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Decent, but WAY too expensive
Submitted Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

I brought my girlfriend to Raglans after having many great times there before, and although I hadn't been there in a year, I didn't expect things to change this much!

Service was pretty good, definitely solid. Nothing special, but we were always looked after. It wasn't terribly busy, but I think that one waitress might not be enough for the most part.

Food was decent. We both got pizza's that were very small for the price they were charging. Tasted like something we could have made at home, but since it's more of a drinking hole, I can't imagine that most people paid attention to the food.

Ambiance was very unique. There aren't many "surfer" bars in the lower mainland that are as charming. The decor itself cheered me up from the mediocre food.

Value is definitely the lacking area here. The drinks are OUTRAGEOUSLY expensive! The portions of food are EXTREMELY small! The only thing that was a decent size was the nachos. The final bill was over $50 for nachos, two pizzas, and two drinks. While it may be rare to find a bar with the charm and ambiance of this place, I would not recommend it won't go back again until they fix their prices.

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Aka Tom-Bo751 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
OK for take out
Submitted Monday, September 28, 2009 - 6:38pm [Dine in]

I've been going to this place for a few months, decided to finally write a review.

On first glance, the place isn't much. They try and spice up the decor with some art, but it's still pretty bland and dirty. We had a window seat and there were LOTS of bugs dead on the sill as well as cobwebs a lot of dust. Tables were well organized and clean, and the chairs were fairly comfortable.

The server was friendly enough, didn't speak English very well but then again most sushi restaurants are known for that. She tended to linger around a bit and didn't really seem to know what to do at times, but was cheerful so she was probably new.

The food was average if not a bit below. I had the Sakura Combo(#7 on lunch special menu) and my date had the Teriyaki box#2). The Sakura roll was tasty but fell apart very easily. The Tuna roll was good, although fairly sweet. The kappa roll was bland to say the least, tasted like water. Literally. The miso soup also was very weak and more or less tasted like a mouthful of onion stock. My date's teriyaki was very dry and tough. She ate a bite of it and then couldn't stomach the rest. The salad was ok, as was her california roll. The prawn tempura was fine, the vegetable tempura not so much.

Pricewise, it's not terribly expensive, but more expensive than any other sushi place we've gone to.

The best part of the whole meal was the Sakura roll, which I would consider takeout at best. The selection of interesting rolls was intriguing but unfortunately it won't be enough to get us to come back.

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Yama Sushi1232 Ross Road, North Vancouver
Amazing Takeout!
Submitted Friday, June 12, 2009 - 4:06pm [Dine in]

I've been going to this spot for years and finally had to put up a review. I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! They never disappoint in quality and service, and the one time where the forgot my order, they let me get the same thing the next time for free. Their takoyaki and gyoza are decadent, the only thing that could use some improvement is the miso soup which is a bit on the weak side. Definitely take out, there isn't much room, and it's very busy if you do eat there. I would recommend this to anyone, perfect for a hot summer day picnic =)

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Roastmastir's Coffee House1902 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Do not go here!
Submitted Friday, June 12, 2009 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

I went to Roastmasters because I was recommended by a friend. The first time I went I simply got a coffee, a caramel machiatto to be exact. It was weak, not much caramel flavoring at all, and tasted like they were trying to save money by watering down the coffee by about 50%. The next time I went, I ordered a chicken panini and a slice of lemon meringue pie. The pie looked and felt like it had been sitting for about a week, stuck to absolutely everything and tasted a bit on the chemical side. The older chinese guy working there(who could barely speak English) burned the panini not once, but twice and didn't even offer to refund me or at least give me a discount for wasting my time(I was on a lunch break)! The second time he undercooked it, which I know because an hour later I had severe cramps and nausea. Panini for $6.25, tiny slice of pie for $4.50 and neither of them actually had price labels on them. I will never go here again, the only reason why it wasn't 1's all around is because it does have a rather inviting atmosphere and the other customers seemed genuinely happy to be there. My advice? Go down to Brazza and you can have a PROPERLY made sandwich with REAL coffee for the same price or less.

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Browns Socialhouse1764 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Been there, done that, will gladly do again
Submitted Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:40pm [Dine in]

I've been to this place many times, and finally decided to rave about it! Every time I've been, I've been completely satisfied. The only thing that I would change is the price but I guess they have their reasons. My favorite is the hickory burger with yam fries, although their kobe meatballs are very nice as well. The service is always very helpful, even on a busy day they go out of their way to provide excellent service. I am looking forward to my next meal there!

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Morton's of Chicago, The Steakhouse750 W. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Never Again!
Submitted Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

When my co-workers and I decided to go to Morton's for a nice steak dinner, we expected something that was apparently impossible for this "restaurant". SERVICE. I arrived later than the others, so I don't know what the waiting time was like, however it took about 45 minutes before we were approached for drink requests and appetizers. When I asked for soft water the waiter looked like he couldn't understand what I was asking for so I asked for plain water, not carbonated. He replied with a flat "no". I guess it was too difficult for him to get a simple cup of water from a tap. The appetizers were decent, nothing special, tasted like one of those pre-packaged meals from Safeway. The main course was nice enough, my steak was done the way I liked it and the potatoes were nice, creamy, and rich. Dessert was the definite "dead" part of the meal, to foreshadow a bit. I am allergic to nuts, and notified the waiter of that when I arrived in order to avoid problems later. I reminded him of it, and asked him if there were any nuts in the chocolate cake. He said no there were not. I asked if he was sure, and he said he was. About four bites into the cake, which was rather good too bad I wasn't able to finish it, I had an allergic reaction. I left to get my medication and informed the waiter of the problem. He didn't seem too caring, didn't offer any help whatsoever, and basically shrugged it off as something that wasn't his problem. When we came back afterwards, the waiter came in with the bill and without even apologizing left again. After talking to the manager he eventually refunded us for the bill, which would should have been the least of his worries since it could have easily turned into a lawsuit. I will never eat here again, never recommend this place, and hope to see the day where they actually provide service instead of a near death experience.

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