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tasteofvancouverVancouverSince May 12, 200928 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

Reviews

Displaying 21 - 28 of 28 Reviews Found
Maria's Taverna2324 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Another Greek place
Submitted Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 12:31pm [Dine in]

I was craving Greek food and so my boyfriend and I went here for dinner because it was close and I'd heard good things. We ordered a pan fried cheese to share, I got the Kalamari and he got the Dolmathes. The cheese was good with just the right amount of lemon. My Kalamari dinner was ok in terms of taste - I've had better and I've had worse. My boyfriend said his dolmathes were good but he'd also had better. I would say prices are about average.

Service was quick and polite. Our waters were refilled throughout dinner. The ambiance is typical Greek. We had a table by the open window which was kind of nice for some fresh air, but is right along the traffic on 4th. Overall, with so many Greek restaurants in Vancouver, we may or may not go back.

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Blueberry World Frozen Yogurt1517 West Broadway Avenue, Vancouver
Liked the taste but...
Submitted Friday, June 19, 2009 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

I'm not sure if I'd go back. I heard good things about this place and thought I'd try it out since I was walking by. The yogurt was nice and tangy and not too sweet. I got mango topping. The reason I'm not sure if I'd go back is because of the price. Almost $3 for a small plus 0.95 for each topping. It was good and a treat on a hot day, but I didn't feel the value was there. Place was clean and it's a healthier option than ice cream but I'd leave it for a day when my wallet is full.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Great for pre-game or pre-concert!
Submitted Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

We made a reservation at this restaurant because of its location near GM place and we were going to the Russell Peters show there. We got our menus and our server came by shortly after to take our drink orders. They have a wide selection of Belgian beers and so we asked for a suggestion for a beer to start. I had a Tripel Karmeliet and my boyfriend had a Kwak. Both were excellent.

We ordered the mussels to start since I had read good things about them on DineHere. For our mains I ordered the halibut and my boyfriend ordered the duck. Our server came by to take our second drink order and we asked him to give us surprise beers that would pair well with each of our dishes. The halibut was served 3 ways: roasted on lemongrass risotto, on top of shitake and lemongrass casserole and ceviche. I liked the roasted halibut on lemongrass the best, but it was nice having it served 3 ways since all were so different. I tasted my boyfriend's meal and the duck was very flavourful and perfectly done. The beer pairings were delicious. We were completely stuffed after all that food and did not have dessert.

This restaurant is on the pricier side but I felt it was well worth it. Service was attentive and our server was happy to recommend beers. The only downside to coming here is it's a bit noisy since there is a lot of brick which doesn't absorb sound well. I would return as the food and beer were excellent.

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Nakama Sushi20300 Fraser Highway, #308, Langley
Solid all the way
Submitted Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:50pm [Dine in]

A friend who lives in Langley suggested this place. It looked clean and organized. The servers were quick to greet you on the way in.

I've now been here twice and both times I've ordered rolls. They've been well-rolled with a nice texture and taste to the rice. The fish was fresh and very flavourful. The reason I rate food a 3 rather than higher is because there isn't as much variety as I've seen at some places in Vancouver. But the prices are comparable to most of the other places I frequent, and so if I'm in Langley, this is where I'd choose to go.

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Thai House Restaurant1766 W 7th Avenue, Vancouver
A bit too sweet
Submitted Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:44pm [Dine in]

I've been here several times and the food is ok. It's not the best Thai in Vancouver, but not the worst either. There is very good variety in the menu but I find a lot of the things to be too sweet. Last time I was there I had a spicy prawn dish that was good at first, but I found to be a bit sweet toward the end.

The ambiance is comfortable, but a bit dated. Food was served quickly but was nothing exceptional. Prices are around average for a restaurant like this.

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Menya401 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good lunch if I'm in the area
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 5:57pm [Dine in]

I'd been wanting to try this place for sometime and today was walking by with my boyfriend so we decided to go in. It was past most people's lunch time so it wasn't busy and only a few tables were occupied. We were quickly greeted at the door, seated and given tea. Once we had made our decision, a server came over to take our order. I ordered the Tonkotsu Miso Ramen set (comes with gyoza and rice ball) and my boyfriend got the Nagasaki Chanpon set. The rice ball was ok, nothing exciting and not particularly flavourful. I used it to try out the different sauces at the table. Then we each got our ramen. The tonkotsu miso ramen was good, but I found it to be overly salty after awhile. The noodles had a nice texture though. My boyfriend's was better - less salty. I liked the gyoza. The restaurant is small but it is clean. The logs which are used as stools aren't particularly comfy after a long period of time. Overall though, it seems like a good place for a quick lunch and I would return although I would probably order something else.

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La Quercia3689 W 4th Ave., Vancouver
Great meal
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2009 - 12:34am [Dine in]

I just got back from this restaurant with my boyfriend. We had heard about the $57 per person nine course tasting menu and had prepared ourselves for that by eating very little all day (we heard it was very filling). We ordered the $57 tasting menu and a bottle of red wine. They will ask you about likes/dislikes/allergies before serving the courses. The wine list is extensive and has a good selection of Italian wines at various price points.

We had a selection of 3 antipastos, 1 pasta, 1 gnocchi, 1 meat, and 1 dessert. Our favourite was the homemade rotini pasta with smoked pigs cheek and goat ricotta cheese. Also worth noting were the antipastos and the dessert which was a cannelloni pastry with cheese filling and lemon creme.

Service was great. The menu is small but there are a lot of specials on a black board and all the specials were explained once we were seated. Our server was also very helpful with choosing a wine. Each course was explained to us when it was served. Water and wine were refilled throughout the evening.

The place is very small and the tables are very close together but I did not feel it to be bothersome. The decorations are simple but the place is comfortable.

The seven courses took us just over 2 hours to finish. The courses were well spaced apart with enough time to enjoy the flavours and not feel rushed. When we received our bill, we were expecting to pay $57/person, but I guess because we did not have time to get our full 9 courses (it was 8:25 when we arrived), we were only charged $40 each. I think $40 for a very filling and high quality 7 course meal is good value. I would return for the great food and possibly try some of the pastas on special on the board, many of which seemed to be under $20.

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Montri's3629 West Broadway, Vancouver
Best Thai in Vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 1:20am [Dine in]

This review is based on all my visits here and not just my last one. The food here is excellent. My boyfriend and I used to go here a lot and we'd usually order the same things: Tom Yum Gai (hot and sour soup), Prawns Prig King (prawns with green beans in red curry sauce), Pad Siew (rice noodles), and mango with sticky rice for dessert. The food has been consistently good. I like how you can choose the level of spiciness from 1 chili (mild) to 5 (extremely hot).

Since we were regular customers, the staff would remember us and would stop by and chat if they had time. All the staff are polite, friendly, and efficient. Water glasses are refilled regularly - essential when eating spicy food!

The ambiance is all right, nothing fancy, but it is clean and organized. The place can get busy on weekends so best to make a reservation.

Since we now live further away, we don't go as often as we used to, but occasionally still pick up take out. Take out is excellent value for the quality. On my last visit, they still remembered me even after I hadn't been there in awhile! This is a great, friendly place, and the best Thai I've found in Vancouver so far.

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