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TinikaDowntown VancouverSince July 16, 20057 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Displaying 1 - 7 of 7 Reviews Found
Copper Chimney Indian Grill & Bar567 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Beautiful decor, okay food, slow service
Submitted Friday, August 25, 2006 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

We were there for lunch and our co-workers who had ate there before had claimed that their butter chicken was the best butter chicken they ever had in their entire life! Based on this review, we went there only to find great disappointments. Let's start with the food:

The butter chicken was okay, definitely NOT the best, or even close the the butter chiken for 1/3 of the price across the street in the International food court stand. There was not a hint of spice in it. The chicken had okay texture, not dry, but it tasted like it was not marinated with the sauce. The sauce itself is not very special at all, it had a pretty colour, but that's about it. It was just bland.

The bread was really hard and yet chewy....the worst combination for Nann bread! I don't know how they manage to acheive such weird texture with their Nann..yuck!

Now moving on to the service, which is not that great. We were confused as to who our waiter/waitress is because we had like 3 people attending our table, yet none of them seem to have good waiting skills: The waitress serve our food without spoon and sharing plate (when we had clearly indicated in the beginning that we were sharing), we order coffee and it never came, and when we ask for the bill, it took a while for them to give us the credit card thing to sign.

The only thing that is good is the restaurant atmosphere. It has a really high ceiling and art-deco inspired furnitures/decorations.

Eventho I wonder maybe they just had a bad butter chicken day when we went, I would not visit Cooper Chimney again, it's just way too much to pay for a "fusion-inspired" curry dish.

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Poncho's827 Denman St, Vancouver
Great Mexican in Downtown
Submitted Wednesday, August 2, 2006 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

I went to Ponchos on my B-day and also taken my Mexican friends who were visiting Van to this restaurant. The portion is very generious and the Shrimp Tortila is really good, even my mexican friends thought it was one of the best mexican food they've tasted while in Vancouver. (yes, nothing beats their authentic tacos from street venders..MMMM). The service is a bit on the slow side but wasn't too bad, we asked for refills of our torilas and were able to get them within 5 minutes (Maybe because we were sitting near the front counter/kitchen?). If you visit Ponchos around 7-10pm, they turn down the light and the owner's wife will give a live performance singing with guitar, which is quite nice!

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Watermark1305 Arbutus St., Vancouver
better than I expected
Submitted Monday, April 3, 2006 - 2:29pm [Dine in]

I've read so many negative reviews about this restaurant that I was hesitate to try it out. The main dinner dishes we ordered were: the Duck dish (forgot the name of the dish), Lobster with ravolioli, and Sablefish. The food was excellent (esp. the sablefish and lobster), way behond my expectation! The waitress was attentive but not annoying like those ones that just won't leave you alone. The moon was shinning beautifully as we dine & wine our night away. The food is not cheap tho, between the 3 of us, our bill came to over $200 with some drinks! (Thank God I didn't have to pay because it was my b-day...hee hee).

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Ba Le Sandwich Shop633 Main Street, #121, Vancouver
Not your average sandwich
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 7:32pm [Dine in]

back in my highschool days, we would always skip class to go for a nammer sandwich or a bowl of pho. Bal Le has the best french bread and uses real ingredients. buuut, I think there's probably some MSG in the sauce or meat that's making me really sleepy after having the sub, any nammer sub actually...

BTW, I'm the werido that like to eat it with a glass of milk! go figure ;)

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Church's Chicken2103 West Broadway, Vancouver
I LOVE church's fried chicken
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 7:18pm [Dine in]

okay...so this is just your regular chain fried chicken fast food restaurant right? Not to me! I absolutely love Church's chicken, it's like 100x better than stupid KFC's! I especially enjoy them with extra kitchup on my hangover days...

I can have it in the morning, in the middle of the night, when ever I'm in need, the church's do me right! yea baby!

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
I likey cheeken wings
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 5:58pm [Dine in]

This is the only thing that can get me off those hungover- Church's-chicken-cravings :) And I guess it should also be healthier as well. The garlicy lemon sauce is to die for!

Also, the dry noodles are pretty good...I like them in egg noodles. and yes, I'm asian so I would like more liver please ;)

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Zakkushi Charcoal Grill823 Denman St, Vancouver
yummy
Submitted Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 5:26pm [Dine in]

The food is comparable to Guu, I enjoyed the assortments of bbq skewer dishes. The aspargus with bacon was pretty good. However, the daicon salad was a little bitter (I was told that they're usually pretty good).

Service was okay, I like that they don't scream their lungs out shouting "welcome" in japanese like all the other jap restaurants...maybe they were too busy to do so..haha

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