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Trin_NZKitsilanoSince February 14, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3 (3.2)
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Donair Town1433 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
Decent Donair on the Drive
Submitted Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 5:02pm [Take-out]

My husband was after some donair for dinner and though he asked for another place further down the drive (closer to the skytrain, can't remember the name) I felt the sizes were a bit small and lacking on the fillings so i decided to try Donair Town.

I was interested to see the large menu board with various filling options as well as plates and mixed donairs (want chicken AND beef?) I decided to go with the Lebanese option for our chicken donairs. Choice of white or brown pita pocket was nice, hot sauce looked like it was made with ground chillies and was a paste more than a sauce, which seemed more authentic to me. All the usual suspects were there, hummus, lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onionm tabouleh, and sauces (garlic, tzatziki). The chicken itself could've done with a little more seasoning but was nice and moist. The vegies all looked nice and fresh and the place itself looked pretty clean. No atmosphere but our plan was to eat at Trout Lake so that wasn't an issue.

Service was friendly and they do have interac which is helpful (some places on The Drive do not). All up for 2 donairs and 1 can of pop the bill came to around $13. Pretty good for a tasty and filling meal. I would definitely go there again and perhaps try one of their plates or a mixed donair.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The1121 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Awesome value for Dine Out Vancouver
Submitted Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 3:31pm [Dine in]

My husband and I decided to try The Keg Steakhouse for Dine Out Vancouver. This was my first trip to The Keg and I had heard good things so I was looking forward to a great dinner and I wasn't disappointed.

Our server was very friendly and helpful and told us about the regular menu and the "steak story" which I read before making my selection. Both my husband and I had the $28 menu. The french onion soup i had was really good, very tasty soup and a great cheese and crouton topping. My husband raved about the Baked Garlic Shrimp starter, even saying he would come back just to have that again! I ordered the prime rib and it was huge! No vegies, just the meat, yummy garlic mashed potatoes and fried onion. I didn't miss the vegies though and even took half my meal home with me (mmm lunch the next day). My husband also enjoyed his Grilled Top Steak although it was a little more medium-rare than medium. For dessert I had the Billy Miner Pie which was delicious and huge! I couldn't get through it and my husband only had a little of his cheesecake....too much food for us! It was a great deal though and really enjoyable. Go there if you like good steak and potatoes and aren't too worried about vegetables. You can order them of course, if you really want them. ;o)

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Great Food, Rude Server
Submitted Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 12:34pm [Dine in]

A group of workmates and I went to Seasons for Dine Out Vancouver. We had been before a few years ago and ended up with the same great table in the corner with a beautiful view of the city. Our server was polite and took our drink orders quickly. Food was very good, but not outstanding. The Dine Out $28 price made it an excellent deal. I had the salmon and it was very tasty, as was the chowder and brownie dessert.

The only issue I had was at the end when the server brought us our bill. It was not separated and we did not get a chance to ask him to separate it before he brought it out. As I was paying with debit I went up and asked if I could pay for my part of the bill, to which I was greeted with a sigh and "I wish you had told me at the start it would be separate bills". I was shocked! I didn't see that is was a big deal, i didn't even want the bill separated, I just wanted to pay my share. In the end i paid my bill and he told me he would bring out the separated bills to our table. Well he took his sweet time and then left them on the window sill near our table and went and did something else. He finally got around to giving the rest of the table their bills a good 10 minutes later! I do not expect such bad attitude from a server at a fine dining restaurant. It was definitely a bad ending to an otherwise great night.

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Benkei Ramen545 West Broadway, Vancouver
Not bad but definitely NOT the best Ramen in town
Submitted Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 11:57am [Dine in]

I feel as though I have been spoiled for Ramen. Ever since discovering Motomachi a few years ago i haven't really bothered to eat Ramen anywhere else, for fear of disappointment. But last night I was hungry and didn't really want to make the trip down to the West End so I headed to Benkei Ramen on Broadway (near Cambie).

Staff were friendly and greeted me warmly when I arrived. I was even offered a little canvas holder to put my bag in so it didn't get dirty on the floor! Pretty impressed!
I ordered the Shio Ramen and added an egg, extra bamboo shoots and corn. My order came out super quick, under 5 minutes. On first inspection the broth was cloudy unlike Motomachis Shio which is clear. Portion size wasn't bad but definitely needed the additions to help flesh it out. The noodles were ok, had good bite. The broth was pretty bland. I'm not sure if that is because I ordered the "lite" version (no oil) but it didn't have the tasty salty flavour i'm used to at Motomachi. After I finished all the ingredients I left most of the broth as I found it a bit of a strange flavour.

I won't say that I wouldn't go to Benkei again, maybe I would try something other than the Shio but there simply is no comparison between this and Motomachi. If you want a superior product (and enjoy organic ingredients) head down to Denman near Robson. It will be with your trip.

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Motomachi Shokudo740 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best Organic Ramen in Town!
Submitted Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

After searching online for a good Ramen place to try for the first time, my husband and I came across Motomachi. They use organic ingredients where possible in all their products and though on the pricier side of a Ramen meal, you really do get your moneys worth.

I usually order the Shio with Vegetables which (as a previous review mentioned) is not vegetarian, however they do clearly state at the front of their menu that all the soup broths are made with either pork, chicken or seafood. So if you are Vegetarian, you are out of luck. I would say this is the case for pretty much all Ramen stops anyway.....but I digress.

The Shio with Vegetables is an excellent, healthy and very filling dish. Chock full with vegies and the stock is beautiful and light but still flavourful. My husband usually orders the Nama Shoyu which is also great. We have also tried the extra BBQ Pork, Spicy Miso (excellent!), Shio and Next Generation Miso. I couldn't complain about any of these dishes. The Spicy Miso has a really good amount of vegetables as well as the chicken and you can order without the spice if (like me) you are not a fan of hot stuff. Portion sizes are huge, I usually bring my own ziplock container with me to take my extras home. (They do not provide takeout containers but they never frown on me for bringing one myself).

Gyoza are also excellent. The staff are friendly and always say "thank you for waiting" even though the wait isn't usually longer than 10mins from ordering.

If you like quality, authentic ramen, go to Motomachi.

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