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TrevorVancouverSince December 8, 200660 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service2.5 (2.7)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Arroy-d Thai3106 Cambie Street, Vancouver
it's not THAT great..., but it's okay.
Submitted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 2:22am [Dine in]

In response to the previous reviewer, I must say I have to disagree with their opinion.

I've been to this restaurant several times (usually not my pick). The food is only okay. I find the curries waaaay too watery in consistency. Your rice becomes a soup because the rice can't probably absorb the liquid curry. The size of the appies are somewhat small. Even though the outside is nicely fried, the skin of the spring rolls is a little too thick, resulting in a spring roll that's all skin and minimal filling. A couple of the stir-fries we had were good. If you want really authentic Thai food, one of my faves is Sawasdee--much better choice, in terms of taste and value.

Although the staff are usually pleasant, they occasionally rush you. But polite nonetheless.

I hadn't noticed during any of my previous visits, but on my last visit (in Oct '07), I saw in their menu that they have a minimum charge per person if you want to sit in their "nice" cushioned area. I find that quite offensive because to me, that is saying that if I don't order a big/full meal which equates to more than $15 per person in my group, then I am not worthy of sitting in their "nice" seats. So I guess that means that some patrons are more important than others....interesting. Hence the ambience gets a rating of 2, even though the place is "nice" looking.

Worth a visit, but if you're a huge fan of Thai curry, then go somewhere else.

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Rodney's Oyster House1228 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Good
Submitted Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

Went there w/ some friends. In general, a good experience. Left feeling full, but spent more than I had wanted to.

Ambiance was decent. Decor makes you feel like you're eating by the dock. Chairs not so comfortable and it was bit too noisy--hard to hear my friends, had to talk very very loud.

I have no complaints whatsoever about the food. Well, maybe the price~i know it's seafood, but found it a little expensive. Go between 3-6 for much cheaper oysters. We had 3 diff types of oysters (very fresh), crabcakes (no fillers!), scallops (SO good), pan-fried oysters, house salad, Manhattan chowder, and steamed mussels (tasty sauce, great to dip your bread in). Drinks were avg in price and selection.

Service was, um, interesting. First guy who came to our table used expletives. I understand this is a casual atmosphere, but there are other words he could've used. Other than that, service was okay. They could've been faster w/ the bread.

Worth going to at least once, to try it out.

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Earls905 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Go to the other locations!
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 2:32am [Dine in]

I've been to this location once several months ago, and it will stay that way b/c my experience was that bad.

Was there w/ a large party, service was horrible. Amazingly SLOW and completely inattentive. Server forgot to bring almost everything we asked for, orders were missed, and he never came to follow up on our meal. To add insult to injury, a mandatory 18% tip was added to our bill! For what?!? We didn't get any good service! Management also doesn't care b/c our complaints went unanswered.

Food was alright. Some dishes were good... others were really bad (not cooked to order). Drinks were decent. The food also took an extremely long time to arrive (over 40 min).

Great ambiance to this joint. Nice high ceilings, very trendy decor. But music was too loud.

Go for the ambiance if that's what you care about, but be prepared for service that's lacking in every aspect.

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CinCin Ristorante + Bar1154 Robson Street, Vancouver
Very nice indeed!
Submitted Friday, March 16, 2007 - 2:04am [Dine in]

Had dinner as a party of 4 earlier this week. Everyone had a good time, and although everything was good, we've all had better in terms of food and service.

Let's start with the ambiance... loved it! From the beautiful stairwell leading up to the restaurant to the layout inside to the decor and lighting.

Service was below my expectations of a high-end restaurant. While we were greeted promptly and server was knowledgeable, we waited an awful long time for our food. The server didn't seem to notice or care that we had to wait almost 40 minutes for our entrees (appies didn't entice us). No apology made. Thank goodness for the complimentary bread they serve (which wasn't warm like the previous reviewer also noticed), because we would've starved w/o it. Another strange thing was that our server passed our table off to another server when it was time to order dessert. It was weird b/c her shift hadn't ended - she was still serving neighbouring tables. Had to ask for water refills, but she at least made a good wine suggestion.

Food: We had the sablefish, anitra, arctic char and taglierini al'astice. Two fish entrees were good, albeit a little small. We were only full after the meal b/c the comp. bread had digested already. The duck was very nice- juicy, tender. Handcut pasta w/lobster wasn't very authentic. Desserts were all excellent. Tiramisu & apple tart were awesome! Ten-layer coffee/choc. cake a little too rich, but still good. Creme brulee was heavy, but liked it and the fruit and nuts that accompanied it.

Overall, you should try it... staff weren't pretentious and food is good.

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Long's Noodle House4853 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Shanghainese
Submitted Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - 1:40am [Dine in]

I think I've found my new place to go to for good Shanghainese food! My friends brought my gf & I here a couple weeks ago.

Food is awesome!! Good hot & sour soup, beef in pancake roll, green onion pancake, panfried turnip pastry & pork dumpling. Their siu long bao are excellent! So juicy & yummy. Prices are soooo reasonable for their quality and quantity.

Service is better than expected, considering that there's one woman who runs the entire dining room pretty much by herself (cashier, waitress, food runner, busperson). She's efficient, always smiling and very pleasant.

Decor is what you can expect in a small Chinese restaurant... very simple yet clean.

Can't wait to go back!

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E-Canteen8171 Westminster Hwy, #200, Richmond
It's alright....
Submitted Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - 1:22am [Dine in]

if you like typical HK fare. Their mix-and-match menu is a pretty good deal. Some dishes are hit & miss: beef fried rice noodle is sort of bland, as is their cod in corn sauce.

Service is good if you sit in the large dining area; sitting in private rooms means being forgotten.

The interior is nice... booths are comfortable. Some tables have chairs that are very hard & uncomfortable. Big bar is nice. Spacious, tables not too close together.

Worth a try...

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Guu with Garlic1698 Robson St, Vancouver
Still Guu'd, but other location better
Submitted Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 2:43am [Dine in]

Went with a few friends after the game. Usually frequent the Thurlow location, but decided to try this one out this time.

The food's good here, but I find I like the menu at the original Guu better. Good value. Disappointed that we didn't get frozen grapes at the end of our meal, but no biggie.

Service was alright. Server forgot an order and we had to ask 3 different ppl (including a chef who delivered a food order) just to get a tea refill.

Great atmosphere~the good kind of loud and noisy. Very brightly lit, almost too much so for me tho.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
An absolute must.
Submitted Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 2:30am [Dine in]

Took my SO there for our anniversary. We absolutely love this place. Every time we go, food is some of the finest, service is awesome, & ambiance, well what can I say, you get one of the best views of Vancouver with beautiful decor and just the right lighting.

We had the ahi tuna/mango tower and crab & prawn cakes for appies. Both were wonderfully presented and so delectable. Mains included the rack of lamb and black cod. Lamb was flavourful, no gaminess at all and the black cod was melt-in-your-mouth good. Didn't have room for dessert~everything was of good portion-size. Based on previous visits tho, their desserts are usually quite good.

Service: very good. Weren't rushed at all by our server. Was attentive, but not overly so. Only thing that could've been a bit better was that the kitchen cooked our entrees too quickly. They were therefore served immediately after removal of our appy plates, but I appreciated that our server didn't allow them to just sit under the warmer instead.

Ambiance was romantic. View is fabulous. Just a little noisy, as there were a couple of larger groups sitting by us (7 or more ppl).

Overall, HIGHLY recommended.

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Kyung Bok Palace5300 No. 3 Road, #720, Richmond
Not worth your time
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 3:48am [Dine in]

Been here twice. Each time was disappointing.

Food: Some meat comes unmarinaded which is fine, but they give you this gross plate of oil rather than some dipping sauce. Other stuff like seafood pancake and jap-chae were good, tho. The sizes of their combo dinners were good.

Service: Bad, bad, bad. We couldn't get any service. Had to physically get up from table to flag servers down for anything from tea to extra chopsticks for cooking raw meat to ordering more to getting the bill.

Ambiance: Very bright. Nice, clean tables. Ventilation/exhaust fans above tables are for show only--they don't actually turn them on as you can feel for yourself as you put your hand up to it and there's no air intake, so you come out smelling worse than you have to.

Definitely will not go again.

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Insadong Korean Restaurant403 North Road, #301, Coquitlam
Good... up until the end.
Submitted Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 3:05am [Dine in]

Went there in January w/ my family for a birthday. Everything was alright, until it came time for us to have the cake we had brought. Most restaurants are very good about allowing patrons to have cake after their dinner & it would've only taken another ~10 min. I understand it was a little busy at the time (8pm), but it wasn't like we were asking for free dessert. When we asked server to bring our cake out, she said that we couldn't eat it there. Period. They should've told us that when we first brought the cake into the restaurant. Funny thing is, when we asked the manager/owner at the front desk for our cake back when we were leaving, she asked why we weren't eating the cake there....all I could say was, "Pardon me?!?"

So, although the food was tasty and service was alright in the beginning, I'm not sure we will ever return. Rudeness from servers is something I believe is unacceptable. This really spoiled our dinner... even good food can't make up for rude service.

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Martini's Restaurant151 West Broadway, Vancouver
Hit and miss
Submitted Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 2:14am [Dine in]

Went here last week for late dinner w/ gf. Their late hours are huge bonus. Food & service can be hit & miss~this time it was the food. Shared calamari starter, gf had pizza & i had chicken cordon bleu w/ lasagna. Appy was good but a little greasy. Pizza tasted great, i like how you can order 2 flavours for one pizza. My chicken was good, but sauce in lasagna was burnt. How do you mess up a lasagna?? My gf enjoyed her blueberry margarita.
Service started out great. Server was friendly and efficient. When I complained about my lasagna, she didn't seem to mind replacing it, but I ended up just getting a baked potato. Her attitude seemed to change a bit after that, though.
The candles on the tables nicely enhance the lighting. Aisles between tables are a little narrow, so ambiance only gets a 3. Good place to have dinner or hang out w/friends, but beware of inconsistency in food and service.

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Gyoza King1508 Robson Street, Vancouver
Worth the wait
Submitted Monday, February 5, 2007 - 3:37am [Dine in]

If you have good timing, you'll arrive when there's no line-up or a table has just opened up. Otherwise, be prepared to wait.

You'll forget all about the wait once you start eating. They have good gyozas, ebi mayo, and seared ahi tuna. The soup base for the nabeyaki udon was so good we almost drank all of it! Miso-flavoured black cod was great. Yakitori chicken and eggplant were very oily though.

Tables here are very close-set. Hard not to overhear others' conversations. Dimly-lit with nice decor. Waitresses are polite, not too friendly, but they do their job.

Overall, I'd recommend this place to others if you're looking for good Japanese food and don't mind waiting.

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Nor Boo Korean Restaurant1536 Robson St., Vancouver
Good food at good prices
Submitted Monday, February 5, 2007 - 3:04am [Dine in]

Friends introduced this restaurant to us a year ago and we now go periodically. They have great hotpot here, tastes great and big enough that we usually don't finish it. Awesome fried chicken appy, and I always have the seafood pancake. Beef short ribs are good too.

Service can be hit and miss. Some servers are borderline rude (ignore you and don't wipe tables clean before giving it to you). Was there on Friday night and we always asked this one waitress when we needed something b/c she was very friendly and helpful.

Ambiance is fine. Boring decor, really does need an update. Have a big screen tv for visual entertainment. Playing Korean (pop)music in the restaurant rather than Hip-hop/r&b would up the Korean atmosphere.

Good place to eat & hang out w/ friends, but avoid peak hours. Often has line-ups.

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
When there's nowhere else to go
Submitted Monday, February 5, 2007 - 2:44am [Dine in]

I've been here many times...usually go when it's most convenient (late night or when we can't decide & in the area). Food's alright, not overly greasy & flavour's okay. Usually arrives fairly quickly, but at our last visit, the guy who took our order completely forgot my clubhouse sandwich. Flagged down another waiter to inquire, and upon returning from checking for our order, he did apologize for the missed order (he was also cursing the other guy right in front of us--kinda funny).
Service is decent for a typical Chinese restaurant. Depends on which server you get. Sometimes you get tea refills w/o asking.
Washrooms are pretty dirty. Go to the ones in the mall if at all possible.

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Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
Food's good, but everything else is nothing special
Submitted Wednesday, January 31, 2007 - 8:41pm [Dine in]

Decided to go for DineOut last week. Seated promptly, but didn't appreciate reminder by hostess that we only had 1.5hrs for dinner (this was 2nd time they told us that our table was booked for another group after us). Tables were too close together in the mid level~staff couldn't fit in between ours & the table next to us. Do they really need to squeeze in as many tables as possible??? The live piano was nice, but a little noisy there overall. Hence the solid rating for its ambiance.

Food was really good... 2 of us had clam chowder, 2 had oysters~both good. Entrees were also tasty. Salmon was cooked nicely & Fisherman's stew was flavourful. But dessert was the best. Bread pudding & cheesecake were excellent!~either one a good choice. Drinks were fine.

The service, on the other hand, didn't leave such a great taste in my mouth. Server Marco initially was friendly but not attentive enough. Had to move empty plates around ourselves so that the subsequent courses could be set down on our table. Also had to ask for water refills. We felt rushed throughout dinner. Our desserts arrived even before my g/f was finished eating her entree!! And our server didn't bother to ask if we wanted coffee/tea to accompany our dessert. I guess they were afraid we'd go over our time limit...

Another service no-no: don't upset your customers. My g/f was quite upset with the server when he ignored her request and chose our guest's credit card over hers, even though she clearly told him and insisted that her GUESTS should not be the ones paying. His excuse was that he's "old-fashioned." My assumption is that he'd rather take our guest's "Gold" credit card over her regular one. He still got a decent tip (15%), but taking everything into consideration, I think he deserved less.

Overall, solid dining experience. The only thing I can rave about is the food itself. Go if you like good food and can deal with so-so service.

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Thai House Restaurant116 W Esplanade, North Vancouver
Other better places to go than here
Submitted Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 5:42pm [Dine in]

I haven't been to this place since late October b/c the last time i went, the new manager didn't impress me. She didn't come to apologize for a mistake made by our waiter, and the waiter himself didn't even seem to care. But it seems to have improved a bit since then.
Went there this past weekend, the food is still as good as it was before. Had the seafood combo (that sauce is awesome!), curry chicken and some appies. The sauce that comes with the satays is so good.
The service is another thing. While there is another new manager again (whats up with that?!), the rest of the staff still need to get some more training. The bus staff are not friendly, and just mumble the name of the dish they're serving and plunk it down on the table. Some of them don't even understand/speak English well. But the good thing is that food came quickly.
Ambiance is poor... wooden interior is strange. And what's up with the weird Egyptian statue lights by the fireplace?? Kinda out of place if you ask me. The tables and chairs (wooden) are uncomfortable, no cushioning at all. Carpets are pretty dirty. You'll notice it especially in between all the tables and in the hall leading to the washrooms. Just don't look down and you'll be fine.

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Aqua Riva200 Granville Street, Suite 30, Vancouver
Consistently good
Submitted Thursday, January 25, 2007 - 5:15pm [Dine in]

I've been to Aqua Riva many times, and each time it's been good overall.

My g/f & I went there on Sunday for dinner - we had the DineOut menu - and we had a good time. Service was prompt. We never had to wait long for food or drinks. This one bus boy was excellent at making sure our water glasses were always filled~he even anticipated when we needed more water and was there waiting to refill it just as I was putting my glass back down! (Huge thumbs up for him!) Our server was polite and professional, but didn't come by during every course to ensure everything was okay. But she brought the bill without us having to ask her for it.

Food was great. The seared scallops and tempura prawns/mussels both tasted good, except the chef needs to make sure he doesn't serve up mussels that are still closed shut - there were a couple of these in my g/f's bowl (this usually means they aren't cooked or have gone bad). The entrees we ordered, Wild Salmon and Steak, were also tasty but the salmon was cooked a little too much (not medium as the server said it would be done). The steak was cooked to perfection and sauce complimented it very well. The cheesecake dessert was so much better than the apple crumble. The crumble part was too soggy. Despite the criticisms, the food still gets a 4 b/c the little things weren't enough to bring it down to a 3.

The ambiance gets a 3 b/c it was quite noisy. I know it was peak dining hours and most of the ppl there were doing the Dineout, but we had to talk louder than usual for us to hear each other. Decor is alright and the view is beautiful, so still a great place to go.

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Dai Tung1050 Kingsway, #108, Vancouver
Good food can't save Bad Service
Submitted Friday, January 5, 2007 - 6:12am [Dine in]

I've been to Dai Tung a few times. Can't say I've really enjoyed any one of those experiences. Each time we got shoddy service, but I kept giving them another chance. However, I will do so no more.

The last time I went, we had dim sum. Yes, they have good cheap dim sum. But their service is so poor, that I'd rather pay higher prices for the same quality food. The staff don't seem to care about the customers' needs, and they'll rush you out once you're done. Even worse, if you go closer to the end of the dim sum period, they won't serve you anything that isn't already cooked. They force you to eat the rejects that no one else wants, going as far as putting it onto your table and saying, "Yes?" Uh, no thanks!

Will not be back, ever.

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Gotta go to Guu
Submitted Friday, January 5, 2007 - 5:22am [Dine in]

This place really is as good as the other reviewers say. I went with a friend recently and we had a ton of food! It all tasted very good. Despite forgetting one of our orders, service was still good- friendly, polite, and prompt. Great atmosphere- quite noisy, but the loud greetings and people yelling out orders actually make it a fun place to be in. Definitely will be back.

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Sammy J. Peppers Grill & Bar5580 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Don't go here for a good time
Submitted Thursday, December 7, 2006 - 10:20pm [Dine in]

Last Friday, a bunch of friends and I went there for some drinks. Our waitress came by and took our orders. No smile, no "hi there, how are you?" That's fine. A couple more friends join us and she takes their orders. When bringing the drinks, she completely forgets one of the orders. She finally brings it when she's bringing the late guests' orders. The food we ordered, which wasn't very much, arrives. But she does not come back to check on us, AT ALL. Doesn't ask if the food's okay, probably because she felt we weren't eating enough to warrant being checked on. She doesn't even ask if we need anymore drinks even when our glasses are nearing on empty, just keeps on walking right by us. But if she had, she would've been told that she forgot another drink, AGAIN. We didn't bother to remind her about the missing drink this time. One other thing that bothered us, the manager and bartender were drinking with customers or off-duty employees... That looks really bad to other patrons, especially when those patrons aren't receiving the service they deserve. Anyhow, my friends and I will never go back there again.

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