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Vancity2009Point Gray, VancouverSince March 8, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


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Red Door Pan Asian Grill2996 Granville St, Vancouver
I love the food!
Submitted Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 3:50pm [Dine in]

Red door is one of my favourite places to go. I absolutely love chinese food and am very picky when finding a good restaurant.

The food here tastes great, and I love the modern twist they put on some of the dishes. I really appreciate the quality of the ingredients used. Sometimes I doubt what Asian restuarants are really serving.
They have a good drink list, but I didn't like the bowl they served the bellini in. It was awkward to share, and too big for their tiny tables.

Which brings me to the part I dislike the most about this restaurant. It is VERY small and always packed. The tables are tiny, which makes it a pain to order multiple dishes, as you would at a regular asian restaurant. This frustrates me. As well, because it is so busy and small, it is very hard to have a conversation with the people you are with.

The prices are relatively high for what you get, but as I said, the ingredients are top notch.

The service is a hit or miss. Once I had a server who was very courteous and helpful, another time, it was a 25 minute wait for a drink. I like the decor, but it would be great if they could expand the place. It would definitely be worth it for the owner.

I highly recommend the food, but I'm sure it would be a better experience at a quieter time.

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Nuba207B West Hastings Street, Vancouver
It was fun, but cost more than I expected.
Submitted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

I was here last week with a bunch of friends.
We orded a few bottles of cheap wine. None of us tried the drinks.
We started with some appys, it was good, but nothing amazing. We all then shared a few platters of food. So I guess we tried quite a few of the menu items. I liked the lamb kebabs, but the chicken was quite dry. The hummus was good, as well as the eggplant dip (?) not sure what it was called though.
We were all very full by the time the food was gone. It was my friend’s bday, so they brought him a piece of baklava with whipped cream and strawberry sauce. They even had a tealight candle on the plate for him, as we sang happy birthday. They also played some music that he requested, although only a few songs.
When the bill came, we each had to pay $40. It seemed a bit much for a place that was regarded as cheap food.
Overall, the food was good, the service was great, the ambiance wasn’t anything impressive. The value wasn’t all that great either. I will be back, but not for a large party.

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Szechuan Chili Restaurant804 W. 6th Avenue, Vancouver
Maybe it was an 'off' day ?
Submitted Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 3:06pm [Dine in]

I was here last year, around April or May I think. I was craving some chinese food, and my friends and I drove by this place.
Inside could definitely have been cleaner, but the food was cheap so I couldn't complain.
The server was very straight forward. Not very pleasant, just brought us some tea and water.
The food came out very quickly and the portions were a good size. But the taste! UGH! Seriously, everything tasted like soap. It was like they didn't rinse off the pots and pans before cooking our food. I absolutely LOVE chinese food, and I actually couldn't even finish a plate of this.
Won't be back.

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Al Porto Ristorante321 Water Street, Vancouver
I'll be returning!
Submitted Saturday, March 7, 2009 - 5:25pm [Dine in]

Finally decided to start writing some reviews!

My husband and I were with our young son in Gastown, and craving Italian. We ended up at Al Porto, a place we haven’t been to in years. What a great re-discovery. We had forgotten what an great feeling this restaurant has. It’s a large restaurant, but has a warm and cozy atmosphere. I love the decor.

Our son was entertained with the man at the pizza oven and the pizza had to be the most authentic Italian we’ve had in Vancouver.

We shared an antipasto platter to start. Again, very authentic. Lots of colour, textures and clean flavours. We were very impressed with the quality of the cheeses and meats.

For the main course, I had the vongole. A dish that I have missed for too long. It was perfect. My husband had the rack of lamb for under $30. He raved.

The service was great. The waiter introduced us to a terrific Italian red wine within our price point. He obviously knew his wines and seemed proud of the list (which was quite extensive).

Overall, the combination of quality and value at Al Porto was something special. I am so glad we ‘re-discovered’ this place. I’ll definitely be returning with some friends.

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