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tasteaholicNorth VancouverSince September 2, 20087 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)

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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Bao Chau Vietnamese Restaurant2717 E Hastings, Vancouver
Great broth!
Submitted Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 9:05pm [Dine in]

I've tried alot of pho places and I've found both the quality of the broth (clear, not murky or oily, no msg taste/after effect) and the meat (fresh beef balls, great rare beef) to be excellent. Unlike a previous review I believe the small and large pho's to be consistent and great value. The beansprouts, thai basil and limes are almays fresh. I find the service to be efficent and very friendly, unlike some other Vietnemese places. The spring rolls are generally good, only once or twice in 3 yrs of frequenting this place have the rolls or broth been below their high standards. While Iove their pho, I don't like their grilled meat dishes. I find the marinade they use on the pork and chicken really not to my taste, I go to other restaurants for grilled pork and lemon grass chicken.
Oh, they've also had a renovation recently, the place now sparkles and is very clean.

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Sushi Town1227 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
The good, the bad and the unagi
Submitted Sunday, November 1, 2009 - 7:12pm [Dine in]

The spicy agedashi tofu is the best I've ever had! Crispy, flavoursome, hot chili sauce with spring onions and bonito flakes - all this and under $4 for a large portion that is very well presented. The toro and tuna nigiri, large pieces, again good value and well presented. Service, ambiance both great although I'm stillweirded out at coming in the McDonalds entrance. All the rolls that I've tried are large and well priced.
Now to the bad, as has been previously mentioned, there is a weird taste to the unagi roll and the cut of eel was very fatty, i didn't finish the roll. i found the same weird cinnamony taste to the fried salmon/tuna roll, again I didn't finish the roll.
...But the majority of items here are great and I keep coming back for the agedashi

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Song Huong Vietnamese Restaurant1613 Nanaimo Street, Vancouver
Solid effort
Submitted Sunday, August 16, 2009 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

Ok, so based on previous reviews and an article on vancouverslop.com my lady and I decided to check this place out. Good parking situation, clean and airy inside (with obligitory bamboo decor) with both nice table set-ups or booths on the far side of the restaurant. The service was great, the young lady was efficient and friendly all in the right quantities. My vietnemese iced coffee came within a few minutes, at other places I usually get it as i finish my meal. The fried spring roll and salad rolls are solid. I ordered the pho w/ rare beef, flank and beef balls, the lady ordered small w/bb and here's where things weren't quite so good. Both soups looked and smelt great but we found the broth to be a bit strong tasting (like the stock was left simmering with all the ingredients too long) and it was too fatty/oily. Nice tasting but left a greasy taste in the mouth. All in all, solid place, nice atmosphere but I prefer our regular place which also happens to be closer to us.

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Bella Candela109 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
Awful service! Bland pasta!
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2008 - 9:32pm [Dine in]

We met our friends there on a busy Friday for some end of week drinks and a bite to eat. my girlfriend and I sat there for over 20 minutes waiting for our friends to arrive and the waiter still hadn't taken our drink orders. Ok..so then when our friends did arrive he kind of hustled us to order quickly. I had the baked pasta and meatballs, there really wasn't anything good to say about it. Bland sauce, overcooked pasta and tasteless meatballs. My companions didn't exactly rave about their meals either. We would have at this point stayed around for another drink (we'd been there over an hour at this point and no offers from the waiter to get another drink order) but the waiter was busy talking to another table for over 20 minutes. So recap, we finished our meal, our dishes and empty glasses etc on the table and dispite hopeful looks towards the server we remained thwarted. We left about a 5% tip, he was lucky to get that!

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Aka Tom-Bo751 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Not great
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2008 - 3:11pm [Dine in]

I really wanted this place to be great as it is the closest sushi joint to us but the simple fact is that the rolls, although creative in some cases, just aren't as well made as other nearby places and the fish not as fresh. Also I find the decor and ambiance of the place pretty depressing. I tried the fish cakes last time i was there and they looked and tasted shop bought frozen then deep fried. On a plus side, if you like large portion then you will be happy as their bento box portions are huge.

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Hachi Hana1426 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Fresh fish, great quality!
Submitted Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 2:44pm [Dine in]

Expertly prepared sushi, their sashimi is outstanding, everything is well presented. This place is a little more expensive than most Japanese restaurants but the extra cost is worth it. It's a small busy place so sometimes you do have to wait awhile for your food and the service has been pretty bad in the past but this seems to be improving greatly, when i say bad service it's not a case that they're not friendly just way too busy to cope and be attentive.

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Kingston 11 Reggae Cafe1336 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Best jerk in town
Submitted Monday, September 1, 2008 - 8:16pm [Dine in]

This place opened up in early July, we went a few days after and were blown away by the food and super friendly service. The cook came out to say hello, a huge guy with a huge smile to match. I had the curry goat while my girlfriend had the jerk chicken. Both came with sides of salad, fried plantain and rice and peas, the curried goat was not spicy heat wise but perfectly flavoured but the true star was the jerk! Perfectly spiced with a georgeous building heat on the palate, so good we went again a few days later and have been back a few times since!

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