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uncle_juniorCambie, VancouverSince October 29, 200613 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 13 of 13 Reviews Found
Peckinpah2 Water Street, Vancouver
We keep going back for the pulled pork
Submitted Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:16pm [Dine in]

My wife & I love the pulled pork. For the taste, quantity and the price it offers very great value.
The barbeque sauce goes perfectly well with it. The brisket was so-so and the short rib too expensive.

Service was very friendly and efficient.

Overall we've enjoyed ourselves and we will keep coming back.

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Tang Thai1626 W Broadway, Vancouver
Nice taste of Thailand
Submitted Monday, December 21, 2009 - 1:18pm [Dine in]

They got O Thai's location which is pretty convenient and accessible.

Very good traditional Thai food. I love their Pad Thai, which is very tasty and not sweet at all. Panang curry is fantastic.

Service is so-so, however. Both times I was there there was only one server, no busser (?) and no receptionist.

I will gladly overlook that for the food, though.

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Seasons in the ParkWest 33rd & Cambie, Vancouver
Grandest view, fine food and service
Submitted Monday, December 21, 2009 - 1:11pm [Dine in]

When my wife & I tried them out about 4 years ago the food was lousy. A couple of years ago they changed their chef and their menu and the food has improved a lot. I particularly like their curried mussels and their Sunday night prime rib dinner offers very good value. Prices on the whole are reasonable.

The view from the place, especially if you get a window table, is like no other.

We've been there for brunch, late lunch, early and late dinner and the views, while different at each time, are magnificent all the same. My wife and I have agreed that whenever we have visitors from out of town, this is where we shall bring them to first.

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O Thai Cuisine Restaurant1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
Very Good Flavors and Value
Submitted Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 11:53am [Dine in]

My wife and I discovered this place by chance - we had come to eat at Tamarind but were surprised to see that they had gone and replaced by O Thai. We've gone back plenty of times ever since.

The emerald lobster curry is fantastic, the duck with tamarind sauce is a steal at 14 bucks, the seafood salad, while a bit pricey, contains more seafood than greens (with half a lobster to boot), and their Thai sauces are as authentic as you can get. The manager is a very nice guy and very accomodating.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Very good Asian food
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 6:09pm [Dine in]

Tropika in Cambie was one of the first restaurants that we tried since we arrived in Vancouver two years ago, and we've been going back there so often I've lost count.

Most of the time we over-order because we like so many of what's in the menu. Appetizers alone sometimes fill us up already. Radish cake, prawn patties, chicken wings with cheese sause, satays... When available the sambal lobster is very good but so are the crabs, and so are the curries. Even their veggies - sambal bunchies or kangkong and the eggplant dish are great. Their version of tom yung goong is also great but on the hot side.

It remains at the top of our list.

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Japone8269 Oak, Vancouver
One of our favorites
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 5:55pm [Dine in]

This place is quite a drive for us, especially when South-bound traffic on Oak Street is heavy during early dinnertime. But we still do it often, mostly with the whole family, because we like the food. Their seafood salad is very good but I wish they'd increase their portion. My son and daughter swear by their chicken teriyaki and my granddaughter couldn't have enough of their tempura. I personally like their sashimi especially when they have specials, and I love their gindara. The waitresses are very friendly and all are Japanese.

Downside is the food comes after long waits, but we always come prepared for that. Sometimes they are surprisingly prompt but don't count on it.

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Lumiere2551 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Did I get what I paid for?
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 5:43pm [Dine in]

I took my wife there on a special occasion believing all the hype that I've heard and read. I'm not so sure whether I am happy about the experience or not.

We found the place kinda cramped, with small tables very close to each other - you can actually hear everything that the people at the next table are talking about. I don't know about the service, too. To be called m'sieur/madame all night - maybe that makes it a French restaurant, after all. The guy who brought the dishes to our table, in all self-importance, looks elsewhere while he tells us what we were about to eat.

The food was very good but I think at that price, it better be. They don't give you much choice, anyway. Either 130 on the tasting menu, 115 on the vegetarian menu or 100 on a 3-course meal. But I understand that, with the hype and all.

What I don't understand is that all evening long, there was this group of 3 guys getting very drunk on wine, and talking at the top of their voices in a foreign language (don't know which dialect), totally destroying the evening for us and the people around us, and nobody among the staff did anything about it. Maybe it's par for the course in this place.

West is definitely much, much better.

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Il Giardino1382 Hornby St, Vancouver
One of the very best Italian restaurants
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

My wife and I have been here twice since we found out about it and we plan to go back again and again. Their garden setting is fantastic and the food superb.

The wine list is extensive but it didn't really matter that much to us because I only drink one glass and my wife doesn't drink. We love the fish, the scallops and the prawn entrees and of course the desserts.

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What's up with these people?
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 4:14pm [Dine in]

First time we tried this place we actually enjoyed the food and said to ourselves that finally we found an Italian family restaurant where we can go often and have reasonably priced tasty pastas, pizzas and osso bucco.

Next time I called to book a table for our group of 9 (incl two kids) they told us there is a minimum charge of around 12 bucks per person, and that was fine with us.

When I called them a third (and last) time they told me that everyone in our party should order their "feast", which cost around 23 bucks and was actually too much food, even for the big eaters among us.

Oh, well.....

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Dolce Amore1588 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Forget the calories
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 4:02pm [Dine in]

This place in Commercial Drive is quite a drive from where we live but we make the trip regularly because of the outstanding gelato that they serve (try one scoop first because it feels like two scoops, and you can mix flavors in one scoop). The nocciola, among others, is not to be missed. The tiramisu (dessert) and their coffee are also fantastic. I spent two weeks in Italy and this place's stuff is better than most of what I tried.

Try their afogato (gelato on top of espresso). You won't regret it.

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Pinpin Restaurant6113 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Best Filipino food so far
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 3:42pm [Dine in]

Their crispy tadyang ng baka (beef ribs) is to die for, together with the crispy pata, sisig, pinakbet, and the tokwa't baboy.

The kare-kare can stand some improvement but it's already even better than some restaurants in Manila can come up with. The sinigang wasn't that great.

Their leche flan is awesome - reminds me of how it was made in my home. Try the halo-halo but instead of topping it with ice cream mix about half a leche flan into it - calories be damned!

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Aoki Sushi1888 W. Broadway St, Vancouver
Disappointing
Submitted Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 3:26pm [Dine in]

I tried this one out yesterday with high expectations but I came out a bit disappointed.

While the price is very reasonable the quality and taste left much to be desired. The hamachi sashimi looked very reasonable at 12 bucks and they even served it in an ice or iced serving tray. But the fish itself was too cold and some parts were slightly frozen. The bowl of rice I had really disappointed me - it wasn't even Japanese rice and not even good rice. I had much better rice eating this morning at my favorite Chinese fastfood joint in Oakridge mall. The simmered halibut and the soft-shell crab were OK but the ebi gyoza was not good at all, together with the negitoro roll.

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Matsuyama8500 Alexandra Road, #110, Richmond
Best Hamachi in Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 5:02pm [Dine in]

A friend recommended this to us - apparently they've been around for a while but were closed for a year because of a fire.

For 18 bucks you get the largest, freshest and best tasting hamachi sashimi. Tojo's will probably charge you more than double for it. Kudos as well to their mirugai and toro sashimi.

Their rolls are very generous, tasty, and well priced. Best Japanese food value, I think.

Parking sucks, though. One time I parked all the way in Lansdowne Mall's parking lot.

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