Submitted Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 6:22pm [Dine in]
I've been to Blueberry 4 or 5 times since they've opened. The yogurt is really tasty, not to sweet, perfectly tangy, it's really tasty.
The prices are high for what it is, but its always really tasty so I can justify it, except today!!
I went there today. The girl working was pleasant enough, I had a medium with 1 topping. The middle of the cup was empty, she only put the yogurt on the outside of the cup making it look like the cup was full. My 95 cent topping consisted of 5 raspberries!! In the past I've always received a good scoop of fruit. For $4.95, I felt completely ripped off!
I'm not likely to go back. Scoop on 4th is MUCH better and better value.
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Submitted Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 12:34am [Dine in]
Just came back from a late night dinner at Motomachi. The service was great, we had full glasses of water through the whole meal. I had the Spicy Miso Chicken, delicious with the snow peas and bamboo shoots and my husband had the Shoyu with pork and added the burnt onion oil to it. I will be having that next time, delicious delicate flavours, loved it.
I'm never able to finish the whole bowl so value is great.
I wish I'd been hungry enough to order their gyoza, its still my favourite in the city.
One of my top 5 cheap meals in Vancouver!
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Submitted Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 1:48pm [Dine in]
I went to the newly renovated Habit last week for a friend's birthday with a group of 7.
The new decor is fantastic, cozy, comfortable, lots to look at, a great improvement.
Our server was attentive, helpful and totally unobtrusive.
Drinks: The bento box mix your own gin drink was delicious and fun. Wine was tasty and well priced, great whiskey menu.
Food: Solid is my vote, other people at the tabe had meals that looked amazing.
The perogies (welcome back!) were delicious but a bit under-seasoned, needed salt. The Salt cod cakes - I wished they were crisper, the pancake underneath them was amazing.
The white bean, smoked onion hummous was delicious.
The salmon dish was perfect.
All in all I'm looking forward to going back but I miss the tofu dish.
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We've been gong to Go Fish since they opened on sunny days.
Salmon tacones - amazing grilled salmon in a fresh tortilla, great slaw and delish slaw.
The daily special tacone: never had a bad one, always really great combination.
Gazpacho: when they have the gazpacho as the daily soup, get it! they put pumpkin seeds in it and wow, so delish.
Battered Fried Fish - I never order it, I've enjoyed a couple bites, just not my cup of tea.
The Fries - so so good, I've never had them that they weren't crispy and in abundance, but maybe it depends on the day (after reading reviews below)?
BBQ salmon sandwich: Great chunk of salmon grilled on a portugese bun, I love it.
We always bring out of towners there on sunny days, never once had a complaint, everyone loves it.
To skip the line, call ahead and place your order by phone!
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Submitted Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 1:51am [Dine in]
We go to Grub often and have since they opened. I've had so many different menu items over the past 10 months and I've never been disappointed.
The appie plates are delicious, love the pate on the carnivore plate, the pickled cabbage is tangy and great. The commie punch is always a good beat for a pre-dinner drink with friends. All the cocktails I've had are delicious and easy to drink. I prefer their drinks over Cascade's.
My favourite dishes are generally the meat specials. I've had brined pork chops that were juicy and more flavourful than any other pork I've had. Ribs, beef, lamb are always solid tasty choices. The vegetarian options are always interesting and varied, I'm not vegetarian but have ordered the veg option many times case it just sounded too good to skip, never been let down. Only dish I didn't love was cod with a fruit salsa, something in the combination just didn't work.
The value is great, ya, the prices aren't cheap, but you get a big serving of high quality delicious and inventive combinations.
They've started serving brunch and I've heard great things, very interested to try.
In terms of service, the 2 that run the front of the house are great, fun and on it. They have another staff member who serves and she maybe isn't the best fit. I like a server in a small restaurant to be a bit more enthusiastic and interested in the experience, this girl just doesn't seem to care.
All in all, Grub is one of my favourite restaurants in the city and I recommend.
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Submitted Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 10:07pm [Dine in]
I've been wanting to go to Toshi for years but waiting in line just never seemed worth it. It was worth it!
We had salmon nigiri - beautiful wild sockeye. Tofu hotpot with dipping sauce - very light and tasty, nice start to a meal. The mixed nigiri plate was clean and tasty. Miso eggplant was tasty, smokey and creamy. Grilled squid was delicious, the sauce was amazing, texture of the squid was perfect.
Presentation on everything was great. Service was quick and friendly. I'm looking forward to my next trip.
Toshi could join Zippang on Main and Kappa in White Rock for top sushi.
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Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 12:00pm [Dine in]
I had heard decent things about Wallflower and really wanted to like it, I think the concept is good.
I had mushroom soup - it was a thick (like paste) salty soup. It had a thick skin on it when it was served and was lukewarm, and was essentially a roux base, it tasted like alfredo sauce with mushroom.
The vegetarian stirfry was like candy, far too sweet and unbalanced. The veggies and noodles didn't go together at all and had to add salt to the plate, I've never had to add seasoning to stirfry in a restaurant.
The fish and chips were ok, the chips do not taste homemade, weren't crispy, the fish was ok - heavy on the oil, but ok.
The tomato bocconcini salad was a very small portion, the cheese was rubbery, the tomatoes were flavourless and whatever the dressing was, I can't remember, was not tasty. I had to add salt to the salad.
Our server was good, friendly and nice. Apologetic at the end of the meal when I complained about my food. Wine was really well priced and tasty.
Overall I expected more and might give it another chance in a few months once they have a chance to get things running better.
Maybe they should stick to the classic comforts foods, skip the extras (stirfry, tom/boccon) and just do the classics well (better french fries!!). Seasoning the dishes is a basic, taste for salt!!
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Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:25pm [Dine in]
I'm not a very adventurous pho eater - I always order Pho bo with rare beef. The broth at Pho Hoang is decent, I find it can be really inconsistent, sometimes rich and delicious and other days a bit watered down and bland. When its good its great, but I like consistency. I always have to ask for more basil and sprouts, they are often very stingy with the plate when you go in with a group.
The spring rolls are tasty, crisp and good.
I ordered the lemongrass chicken a while ago and it was only half cooked, they took it back and gave me a new one.
Service is not friendly, always have to ask twice for things, orders arrive at different times. But its cheap and mostly very tasty and I'll keep going back cause its clean.
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Submitted Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 10:06pm [Dine in]
I've enjoyed the Zakkushi on 4th at Burrard since it first opened and was very excited for the new location on Main.
The interior is great, cozy and warm. The decor is unique and beautifully done.
The food - awesome. The tofu salad is both creamy and crisp. The skewers are fantastic - Mochi Machi is smoky and crispy, the umeshiso maki is delicious, the combination of the umeboshi with the grilled chicken thigh is perfect. We had a few communication issues with our Japanese server, but she got the other server to come by to answer our questions.
The previous reviewer perhaps doesn't understand that Zakkushi is a tapas restaurant and that dishes are to be shared and that they don't arrive at the same time the main they would in a standard restaurant. The restaurant very clearly states tapas on its menu.
Highly recommend and an excellent addition to Main Street.
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