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thecriticVancouverMmmmm foodWeb siteSince November 3, 2004Favourite List (42)Try List (21)376 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value3 (3.1)
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Reviews

Displaying 361 - 376 of 376 Reviews Found
Honjin Sushi138 Davie Street, Vancouver
Good Sushi, bad service
Submitted Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 7:43pm [Dine in]

This used to be one of my favourite spots for sushi, but the past couple times I have been there, the service was WEAK. I am only giving the service a 2 because I recall the service being good there before this. I am hoping that my recent visits were just an anomile. My recommendation is to sit at the bar where you will never get bad service at any sushi restaurant. If you do, then you really know there is a problem.

The sushi here is good. The portioning is perfect as far as I am concerned; not too big, not too small. I don't like big jumbo sushi, that is for weirdo cheap skates. The seeweed is of decent quality and not too chewy.

I am going to go back here in the next month or so, I hope the service is better.

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Sophie's Cosmic Cafe2095 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver
Good food, large breakfast portions
Submitted Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 2:42pm [Dine in]

I didn't actually eat breakfast here; I had a turkey sandwich that was made with real turkey and pretty good although I wish it had some cranberry sauce on it. My friend had sausages and eggs and they gave a generous supply of hashbrowns.

Overall, the decor was interesting with walls covered in pictures and strange objects such as kids toys from the 50s. The food was good as well but I still don't see why people line up for hours on the weekends to eat breakfast here.

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Joe's Grill2061 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Solid breakfast
Submitted Wednesday, November 10, 2004 - 11:49am [Dine in]

Had some bacon & eggs here this morning. The services was prompt, the eggs were cooked perfectly and the hot sauce was good on the hashbrowns. I will go here again.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
One of the cheapest places for decent grub
Submitted Tuesday, November 9, 2004 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

Not a place I would recommend taking a girl on a date but the price is right. At 4 or 5 dollars a dish, the food is downright cheap.

If you are with a friend, grab 3 dishes and roll stuffed for under 15 bucks. Try the Lamb Curry /w rice and the Mee Goreng.

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Topanga Cafe2904 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Large portions for an extra couple bucks
Submitted Monday, November 8, 2004 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

The prices here seem a couple dollars more than comparable mexican restaurants but the portions are large.

I ordered the beef burrito and chicken enchilada and both were tasty. The enchilada had sesame seeds on it which was unique and gave it an interesting texture. The restaurant has a casual atmosphere and the walls are covered with pencil crayon or plain crayon colored Topanga coloring book art.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best ramen in the city
Submitted Sunday, November 7, 2004 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

Kintaro's is a small Japanese style diner on the east side of Denmen near Robson. There isn't a lot of seating but even if the place is full, its worth the wait as the turnover is fairly fast and the soup is awesome. I had some gyoza, miso ramen, and a side of pork. As it turns out, this was way too much and I could have done without the side of pork and possibly even the gyoza.

We sat at the bar and found the preparation and cooking process interesting. The chef actually tastes the broth in each bowl. The noodles looked homemade, although I didn't ask whether they were or not. The end result was very tasty; the best ramen I have had in recent memory.

If you are looking for takeout or a vegetarian ramen, look elsewhere as Kintaro's doesn't do that. They specialize in pork soup bases and they do it well. I will be going back soon on a Saturday to try their Forest Fire ramen which is supposed to be outstanding.

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Chianti Cafe & Restaurant1850 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Cheap Pasta
Submitted Saturday, November 6, 2004 - 8:01pm [Dine in]

Chianti's is a decent place to go for some cheap pasta especially on Monday or Tuesday night when they have their pasta special for 7 dollars a plate. I wouldn't stray to far from the pasta dishes however.

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1465 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Can you say MEAT?
Submitted Saturday, November 6, 2004 - 4:50pm [Dine in]

Memphis seems to be a popular spot as this was the first time I've actually been able to get a table. Its a small place with relaxed service; you order your food and drinks from counter. We ordered the Elvis Platter which included too many types of meat to remember, slaw, potato salad, beans and more meat. Oh yeah and then they threw some more meat on top of the platter for good measure. The $60 platter easily fed 6 people so its fairly economical place to eat. I might add another review in a few days when the entire dining experience has been completed.

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Kalamata Greek Taverna1481 West Broadway, Vancouver
One of my favourite Greek places
Submitted Friday, November 5, 2004 - 10:20am [Dine in]

Been going here for years. It may be that my taste buds are dulling but it doesn't seem to be as good as it used to (nor winning all the awards it used to either). Nevertheless, the food is still very satisfying. My favourite is the kleftiko; a very large lamb shoulder, falling off the bone.

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Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant3888 Main Street, Vancouver
Tasty Dim Sum
Submitted Friday, November 5, 2004 - 10:02am [Dine in]

I've been here 3 or 4 times in the past 6 months for dim sum and have enjoyed it every time. The dim sum is high quality and not greasy at all as I've experienced at other restaurants. Its always kind of amusing when servers offer me chicken feet or some other non-western delectable; with a smirk on their face of course knowing full well I will decline.

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La Bodega Restaurant & Tapa Bar1277 Howe Street, Vancouver
Used to be really good
Submitted Friday, November 5, 2004 - 1:46am [Dine in]

La Bodega used to be the best Spanish tapas place in town for the money. However, I have had a few less than stellar dining experiences my past few trips there. Its might be still worth a shot; make sure you try the potatas bravas and the veal heart.

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Ajisen Japanese Cuisine1016 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Good lunch place but need to work out service kinks
Submitted Thursday, November 4, 2004 - 4:40pm [Dine in]

I recently gave this place a decent review. It turns out that the good service was because I was the only one in the joint. I went here a few days later with a party of 4 for dinner and the service was absolutely terrible. (I mean baaaad.) Compounding the problem was that a couple servers did not speak english which made things worse. The food was good but it was hard to enjoy the meal when you're wondering where the server is, where your food is at, etc. Several of the other patrons in the restaurant had frustrated looks on their faces, so I'm sure it wasn't only our party.

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Mongo's Stir Fry Grill2897 Broadway West, Vancouver
Cheap Eats
Submitted Friday, October 29, 2004 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

It may not be the classiest place to take a date, but its a solid place to fill your pie hole. The Great Wall is a mongolian style restaurant where you fill your bowl with your choice of meat, vegetables and sauces. Its then cooked on a large flat surface for about a minute or so and voila. Don't mess up on the sauces or you can end up with something that tastes like a mad scientist's experiment.

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New management
Lickerish Restaurant & Lounge903 Davie St, Vancouver
Good food
Submitted Thursday, October 28, 2004 - 12:03pm [Dine in]

Lickerish has a small, interesting layout with limited seating on two floors. The food was very enjoyable and reasonably priced. The service was prompt and new drinks were on their way before emptied which is always a good thing. My main course arrived about 10 minutes after the rest of the parties' and the waiter was on top of the situation immediately and served me with an appetizer on the house while I waited. Overall, it was an enjoyable dining experience.

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Copper Onion Currey Bar1331 Robson Street, Vancouver
Decent Curry Joint
Submitted Tuesday, October 26, 2004 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

Went here the other day and had curry chicken and rice, was decent. The portion was large and tasted better than I had expected. Could have used a small portion of vegetables, but what do you expect for 7 bucks.

The service could have been better; our waitress looked busy but there were long gaps in service especially when trying to pay the bill.

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Mitzi's Cafe & Gallery100 Sorauren Avenue, Toronto
Great little cafe
Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 6:10am [Dine in]

I went here for lunch at around 3pm. It was an hour or so before closing so it was pretty quiet. The cafe has a cheerful, eclectic feel with mismatched but colourful tables and chairs. There is also a small patio outside.

I ordered the jerk chicken sandwich which I enjoyed. It came with a salad and what tasted like a homemade vinaigrette and some fruit. Overall, the lunch was fresh and tasty. I found the price to be very reasonable for the quality of ingredients, especially since everything is fresh and homemade. I would definitely return.

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