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teddyandturtleVancouver - KingswaySince January 3, 201085 Reviews
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Great Wall Mongolian BBQ717 Denman Street, Vancouver
MmmmMmmMMmmmn
Submitted Friday, January 15, 2010 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

Okay. So I work directly across the street from this place, so I've been there a couple of times. A lot of my coworkers are regulars there and eat maybe 2-4 times a week there for lunch and stuff. Often it lasts them for two lunches.

I've been there twice, both during dinner. The people who work there give quick service and are understanding if my coworkers are short of cash sometimes, they just leave a tab and pay extra next time they go in. It's a great deal for the price you pay.

At night, they give you soup, small bowl of fried rice, and these really yummy flaky biscuits. You pick your own foods (noodles, meats, veggies, sauces) with a chart of different flavours you can make with the sauces there. The cook there by the huge round stove? pan? (not sure what to call it) is usually quite friendly.

My boyfriend doesn't really like this place that much, he says it gave him a stomachache last time we went. But I've never had a problem like that and neither have my coworkers.

This place is very filling and gives quick service! Would recommend if you have friends who are picky about what they eat.

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Matoi Sushi590 Robson Street, Vancouver
Really good sushi..but doesn't fill you up.
Submitted Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

I tried the food here today, and ordered a vegetable combo. The service was quick and the people were friendly. They seem to have a wide selection of food even though it's a pretty tiny place.

Okay, so the sushi is really good. The combo came with a yam tempura roll, avocado roll, and kappa roll (cucumber). Oh, and it came with a miso soup too. I found it super tasty.. but a little too much rice on my yam tempura rolls. The miso soup is great! It tastes like it's actually made with raw ingredients, unlike the other Japanese places where it kinda tastes like those instant soup mixes.

My problem is.. I feel like it's overpriced. I paid a tad over 6 dollars and it was pretty small portioned. So yeah. Other than that, I really liked it. I didn't have too much of a problem with this cause both my boyfriend and I walked over to the E-Mo Noodle place right next to it to order. It's nice and big, and I found it very yummy. Had the ramen with spicy sauce and black bean noodle. But then.. I haven't had a lot of Korean food experience other than home cooking at my bf's house (he's Korean) and one other restaurant. So don't take my comment here seriously.

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Red Burrito606 Robson Street, Vancouver
MmMmmmmmmmMmmm burritos.
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

Red Burrito is about another block or two down from Babylon Cafe on Robson and Granville. You can't really miss it, the entire place is painted in a bright red colour. There's always seating and some different kinds of soda other than your usual Coca Cola or Pepsi.

The service is fast and friendly. I would definitely not suggest the tacos (they're tiny and small portioned and are more expensive than the burritos) but the burritos are big portioned and delicious. From what I`ve heard, the beef one is okay, the chicken is really good, and the shrimp.. well you can't taste it cause it's so small. But because I'm a vegetarian, I don't eat any of those and it's perfectly fine. There's a choice between whole wheat wrap and the tomato wrap. Normally I put the rice, black beans, red sauce, cilantro, onions (cooked and uncooked), corn, and sometimes guacomole (extra charge). There's hummus and other sauces that they add, as well as hot sauce. It comes together really well and super filling. My order normally comes up to $6 ish to $7 so yeah. By the way, I think the salad thing is just silly. The tortilla chip thing with guacomole dip isn't bad but small portioned. So really, just get their burritos.

My boyfriend usually orders the chicken one and it fills him up too (he's a pretty big boy) and he says the cilantro overtakes the flavour of the burrito. I'm not sure cause I love cilantro. There's your tip! Hahaha.

But seriously, good place to eat if you're really hungry and want a place to sit.

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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Wonderful, delicious food. The heck happened to service?!
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 6:25pm [Dine in]

Finally went to The Foundation today after complaining about going there for months. I went with 3 other friends for lunch in hopes to avoid big line ups and such. It was only about half full of people. Right away you notice that.. everyone who works there are hipsters. And everyone that comes in are hipsters too. So if you're not even close to being a hipster.. you might feel a little out of place.

Okay. It looks worn out. Seriously. The place could definitely use a new paint job.. and replace their really old worn out chairs with "new" vintage chairs or whereever they find their furniture. Apparently the washroom was creepy and the door was broken too. The music volume needs adjusting.. it's not all equal. Sometimes it's blaring and sometimes it's soft. And wtf is with the jars for glasses? It's not cool, the ridges on the jars make it inconvenient to drink out of.

It's true. The service sucks.. so badly. Other than coming to take our orders and dropping off the menus, don't expect a smile or recommendations. Oh, and don't even think about a water refill. They ignore you unless you go up to them. And sometimes they leave your order sitting there for like 5-10 mins before they bring it over to you. And we had to wait for our orders for OVER HALF AN HOUR. Around 40 mins! And this was when the place was only half full! My god, I don't want to know how long dinner would have been.

I'm a vegetarian, so this place is a HUGE plus for me. Despite everything else, I would so come back for the food. And the price. It's so good. One of my friends had the burger which is really good (it's her first time trying a veggie burger, she's almost a carnivore), another had the hummus plate, another had the mingling yam plate (ahhh I loved this, I almost got a take out for this dish), and I had this sandwich.. I forgot the actual name of it. It has sourdough bread that's spicy though. The salad is a plus, dressing was very different from your usual salad. Loved my sandwich. But loved the yam dish even more, it's a mixture of yam and strong garlic dip with tortilla chips and flat bread. They could have heated up the bread more, and if the dip were hot instead of served cold, even better. And with the price? Wow. Each dish was anywhere from 5-8 dollars with tax.

But yeah. If you're not in a rush and with a few friends that have plenty to chat about (so the wait doesn't seem so long).. come here and eat. Great pricing, great food. If they're service finally met up to their food standards, this place would easily be one of my favourite places to eat.

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Like the look of the place.
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 5:57pm [Dine in]

Like the title says, I really like how they put the entire place together. It's not meant to be restaurant like, and they have seatings by the window as well as by the wall, and if you have a few more people, there's more seating closer to the back. Also the green coloured walls and their eco friendly utensils. It looks clean and healthy.

But with that said, the food is only okay. I don't know what all the rage was about with Noodle Box. It's okay.. but there are so many other places to eat at. It's nice to have the vegetarian option of getting tofu.. but I think the food is overpriced for the portion they give you. And I always find the noodles way too saucy. Like there's too much topping to too little noodles. The noodles themselves aren't bad.. just the way they cook it needs to be changed. The service is brief and efficient, nothing else. I like their self serve water area. But yeah, I'll only go back if I wasn't really super hungry and not caring what I ate at the moment.

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Shabusen Yakiniku House755 Burrard St, Unit 202, Vancouver
Waitress gave us the hairy eye ball.
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:22am [Dine in]

We had a large group, but this shouldn't mean we should get treated badly. The service was horrible, waitress never came when we asked. She also kept rushing us to finish and kept messing up the orders. And she constantly gave us dirty looks. The food wasn't great, it wasn't absolutely horrible either. Nothing special about it. I thought it was overpriced, even for their all you can eat. It was.. $23 dollars a person without tips I think. And with service like that? I don't think so.

Not coming back here. I have gone to the one on South Granville, it's better than this location. But that might have been because my cousin worked there. Plus they have this salad bar thing. But this was awhile back..

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Bino's Restaurants3312 Kingsway, Vancouver
It's my breakfast place.
Submitted Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:00am [Dine in]

I know I know, the food isn't the best. I think I've been coming here for three years now. I almost always get their breakfast special, but their Bino's enchilada is pretty good too. Their eggs are rather bland.. and the syrup has changed.. but I still come here for my breakfast food. They have a special at $3.95 for 2 eggs, 3 sausage links or bacon, and pancakes or hash browns with toast. How do you beat that?!

It's quiet at night, sometimes busy in the morning, especially on weekends. I come here quite often with my friends. I've figured out all three waitresses. The lady with the darker skin that usually works at night isn't always nice. She likes to talk on the phone or certain customers. There's an Asian waitress, slim, medium length black hair. She is usually tired, but she recognizes the regulars and talks to them. Friendly. And my favourite waitress is another Asian waitress, more curvy, and she never ties her hair up. She usually has on lipstick. She's very friendly and she remembers my order.. even if I don't come for a month at a time. She even remembers I'm a vegetarian! She definitely keeps me coming back to Bino's. Plus they're open very early and until 1am.

It's pretty clean and this is like my version of Central Perk from Friends. Hahaha.

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Fantastic Restaurant3309 Kingsway, Vancouver
Eh, so many other Chinese dim sum places, so why here?
Submitted Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:49pm [Dine in]

Being a Chinese person, I've been to quite a few dim sum places for lunch. This place isn't great. But if you're out just to mainly chat with friends, then it's fine. If you're out looking for Fantasitc dim sum (hahaha, sorry) then this might not be right for you.

The service was efficient, but the waitresses act weird if you're younger or not Chinese. They kept saying everything really slowly for my friends and I (we're 18 years old) cause they thought we didn't speak any Cantonese.. but yeah. I found the rice noodles in soy sauce to be way over steamed, to the point where it just falls apart if you try to pick it up. The vegetarian fried noodles were okay.. nothing special. The veggie spring rolls were NOT fresh. I bet they ovened it from yesterday. All in all.. the food was mediocre. I only come here cause it's convenient and close to my place.

The place is kind of clean. Ish. I didn't wanna go into the washroom.. might be scary.

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Vanya5615 Harold St, Vancouver
Decent sushi.
Submitted Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:43pm [Dine in]

Just went here not too long ago. As a vegetarian, they don't have many items on the menu for me. As expected. They were very friendly and greeted me as soon as I came in. They did apologize for their lack of a veggie menu, but told me the few items they did have without meat.

I ordered two orders of avocado rolls. They were good.. but I wished they put a bit more avocado in. The rice is fine, maybe a tad too much vinegar though. It was nearly 7 dollars for the two orders, so I wish the portion size was a bit bigger.

The restaurant itself looked clean, could use a couple of decorations though.

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Gold Train Express Vietnamese Cuisine3320 Kingsway, Vancouver
Somewhere to eat.. at all times.
Submitted Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

This place is nothing to brag about. The overall appearance of the restaurant seems a little creepy if you ask me. 24 hour joint.. mirrors.. neon lights. The service is pretty quick, and the waitress usually comes when you need her to refill or take orders. Doesn't take long for order to be done. Nothing to brag about really, never really had a problem with the place.

They could really change up and renovate the place.. and just clean/sanitize everything more often.

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Kishu River3339 Kingsway, Vancouver
Ugh.
Submitted Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 11:20pm [Dine in]

Okay. I remember coming here awhile back with a couple of friends. The food was okay, nothing special, typical sushi place. I thought they're pricing was a bit high for the quality and quantity. They do have their specials at night though, my brother goes often. So unless you go then.. not really worth it.

I had a huge problem with their service, which is the main reason why I won't ever go back. Our bill came to about 22 dollars or something, and I gave the waitress 30 dollars. We waited for about 10 mins and they didn't come back with my change. I asked for my change and they told me there wasn't any. I told them how much I paid, and they STILL refused to give me back my change.

After that experience, I'm not going back to Kishu. So many other places to go to instead, like Fish on Rice on Kingsway.

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X Spot, The805 Denman, Vancouver
Left..not really satisfied.
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 8:39pm [Dine in]

This place has soups, sandwiches, and other small meal sort of foods from organic foods I think. The food is okay..nothing special. They have a few vegetarian choices. Their sandwiches aren't THAT filling. It's like your regular home made sandwich really. The service was a little slow when I went, they were training a new employee. A regular sandwich cost me over 6 dollars though, not really worth it. Didn't have to wait too long.

It's pretty spacious in there, so no rush or worrying about seating. Nce that they have outdoor seatings and window seats too. They used to have a bit of competition from Bojangles across the street, but it has been replaced by yet another Starbucks.

Don't really recommend it that much. If you want good food, just walk further down Denman, there are tons.

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Sejuiced1958 W.4th Ave, Vancouver
Delicious smoothies. Can't get enough.
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 8:14pm [Dine in]

I shop along West 4th sometimes and always get a smoothie from here.. or stop by to grab a burger or sandwich on my way home.

The service here isn't HORRIBLE, it's just.. very minimal interaction. I've heard from a friend of mine that works at Cobs on West 4th that they have rather snotty employees (Sejuiced uses Cobs bread), but as a customer I haven't really had that problem.

I absolutely love their menu and like what they stand for: locally grown and organic foods. Seriously really good and super healthy. It's a bit pricey for their items really, but that's what you would expect when it's all local organic produce I suppose. The smoothies here are awesome. One of my favourites is the blue lagoon. And it's cool that they have these little photo hangers at their tables with different fruit cards showing what they're good for (ex: acai is good for hair). But yeah, they have some outdoor seating when the weather is warm too. The interior of the building is very bright.

Definitely the place to grab a small meal when you feel like you've had too much oily foods.. or just sick of your usual greasy take out. Don't forget your smoothie!

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Six Degrees Lounge550 Denman Street, #100, Vancouver
Eh. Good for drinks I suppose.
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 7:13pm [Dine in]

Went to Crime Lab for a staff party. I work about a block away from this place so it's convenient. The place is kind of small, right next to the water at Stanley Park. The staff were friendly but they seemed a bit understaffed when we were there.

We had about 15 people go and told them in advance.. but they didn't have enough tables for us. We ended up having to all squish into a couple of those tiny high top tables. I didn't drink, but my coworkers did. They were pretty efficient with supplying alcohol. We ordered random platters of food, from what I heard the crab cakes were decent. Everything else was just kind of bleh. A lot of mussels leftover really. The flat breads with the dip were okay. Don't suggest going there for food at all. It's nicely presented, but it's not that great and not really worth your money. Especially don't go if you're a vegetarian. I think there's about three items on the menu for you to try.. one was an appetizer, and the other two was a veggie platter sort of thing with everything ($22) and there's a veggie burger. That's it.

Other than going there for a quick drink and a stroll around the park, I wouldn't recommend this place for food. Honestly, if you want a good dinner around that area, take just a bit of extra time to go down either along Denman or Granville Island. Won't be disappointed.

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Chili Pepper House3003 Kingsway, #1, Vancouver
Place to go if you have vegetarian friends.
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 6:53pm [Dine in]

I've been here twice with my boyfriend. He's more like a carnivore and I'm a vegetarian. The menu has a lot of choices for vegetarians as well as dishes with meat, so definitely nice for me.

There's not usually a line up at the place so there's no need to make reservations. The staff are friendly sometimes..depending on how busy the restaurant is. The food is decent, but like some of the other reviews, I found it a bit salty. My boyfriend got this deep fried shrimp dish that he really enjoyed. We shared their vegetarian fried rice.. it was okay. There was a lot of garlic in it. The tofu is really delicious, it had a nice mixture of spices and it was deep fried, but not to the point that it was dripping with oil. I've tried their veggie soup.. which was a little bland for me. But their sweet and sour soup is yummy and they have a vegetarian alternative! Their portions are pretty big, so don't order big soups unless you're sharing with a few people, same with the rest of the dishes (includes appetizers).

The place itself is clean, very simple. Nothing fancy with the ambiance, but that's okay. I like their food. Would definitely go back. Good value too.

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Samurai Japanese Restaurant1108 Davie Street, Vancouver
Big portions. Not bad for price you pay.
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 11:56pm [Dine in]

Compared to some of the other places in downtown area.. it's decent for the price you pay. It's not super high class, it's just somewhere to grab some take out or a quick lunch that's filling.

They're pretty efficient and don't have to wait SUPER long for your food. It's usually pretty packed depending on the time you come. The staff there are pretty brief but friendly enough.

The quality of food is okay. It's not disgusting like some of the other places, such as Sushi Go at Bute and Melville, but the rice could use a bit more attention. I usually order their avocado rolls cause I'm a vegetarian, and it's pretty good, avocados are always at the just ripe stage. Their portions are bigger than a lot of other places, but like one of the previous reviews.. I think the one on Cambie has bigger sized portions. But then I also heard that that location on Cambie had some problems with food safety (heard from my mom's friend who's a food safety inspector). Apparently they don't freeze their fish properly before using. But overall, I go their routinely for my avocado rolls. Good for the price you pay.

Would probably go if you wanted to just eat something with friends or was ordering party platter for big group of friends. Super filling.

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Martini's Restaurant151 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good experience.
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 6:03pm [Dine in]

Went to Martini's a couple months back and if I recall correctly, they had a bit of a line up going on. Thankfully we made reservations so we didn't have to wait. The service was okay, the waitress was a bit snooty. Maybe we were just a bit unlucky that night.

Most of us had pasta and pizzas, both were really good. Variety of choices in pizzas, even for vegetarians which is a nice bonus. The vegetarian lasagna wasn't that great..so stay away from that. Nobody really had any complaints about food.

I like the simple decor of the place, much like Brown's Social House in Yaletown or something like that. The candles were lighted, and I like how they have these window seats if you wanted those instead.

All in all, good experience. Would go back if I had some kind of get together with classmates/friends. Reasonably priced too.

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Sammy's Hot Wings1773 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good for a quick bite.
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 5:45am [Dine in]

I work about 3 blocks from this place and a lot of my coworkers come here for lunch. The owner is really friendly once you get to know him, like my boyfriend, he'll give you extra fries and whatnot. Whenever I go, I would get the veggie burger which is pretty good. I like their fries a lot, not super salty and I've never had them burnt like the review before mine. Neither has anyone else from my workplace actually. It's quiet sometimes when it's rainy out. Unfortunately they hired a new waitress who's kind of bitchy. If you get to know the owners well and they know you're on a break, they'll try to speed up your order for you!

I go from time to time. It's a nice place to go for a half hour break.

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Babylon Cafe716 Robson Street, Vancouver
In love with their falafel wraps.
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 5:37am [Dine in]

I remember eating here for the first time maybe about 2 years back. Started having the veggie wrap, then to the falafel wrap. Incredibly yummy but without all the pickles. It really takes away the taste of the entire wrap.

Unfortunately, they always have these lineups it seems and at this location they don't have any seating. The service is a little slow sometimes but understandable. It's tiny and the menu is definitely limited.

Super filling. Super yummy.

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Kingsway Sushi3665 Kingsway, #110, Vancouver
Not good.
Submitted Sunday, January 3, 2010 - 5:33am [Dine in]

This place is about two mins away from my house. I went there once, and not ever again. They had poor service when I went. I only went with two other people, small orders and they somehow still managed to mess it up. Their udon was too salty and the rice for the sushi was too sticky.

Not going back.

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