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vicgirlVictoriaSince November 18, 20076 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2 (2)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Royal City Thai634 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Got Nothing I Asked For...
Submitted Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

Went in early for take out and to have a beer as i waited. The server (sweet as she was) had to come back 4 times to confirm my order - pad thai and chicken panang. She even pointed at the menu items multiple times and confirmed their corresponding numbers (lanuage barrier issues). Easy, right? Wrong!! Upon arriving home I discovered a fried rice dish and BEEF panang. I don't eat beef :( The renovation looks quite nice but unless I actually get what i paid for I won't be returning.....

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Brasserie L'Ecole1715 Government St., Victoria
They still got it......
Submitted Wednesday, December 23, 2009 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

Last night was our first foray back to the Brasserie after a closure for renovations. Upon reopening, management have decided to implement a no-reservations policy and operate on a strict first-come, first-served basis (like Vij's in Vancouver). I have to say that I had some reservations (hah) about this policy but the Brasserie staff pulled it off. This has got to be the only place in Victoria that has a line-up outside the door prior to opening (on a Tuesday!!). My biggest concerns were 1) we wouldn't get a seat - we were pretty far back in the line-up and didn't feel like waiting around for a table to open up after the initial seating 2) the kitchen would be so slammed with orders - having a rush of people to sit down, fill your restaurant, and all want drinks and food at the same time would be a tall order for any high-end establishment. All my fears were quickly put to rest and I got the Brasserie L'Ecole experience that continues to bring me and a host of regulars back to the restaurant time and again. Food was delicious and executed to their high standards. Service was top notch and I was never without a drink or wondering where my server was. Bravo Brasserie L'Ecole.

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Ki Sushi31 8th St, New Westminster
best sushi I've had in a long time
Submitted Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

Ki Sushi is awesome!! I'm from Victoria so very used to paying way more for sushi even half the quality. Service is quick and quality & presentation of what you are served is truly superior. Friendly servers seemed to recognize and appreciate regulars - of which there seemed quite a few on the night I attended. Forget anything else in New West - go to Ki and you won't be disappointed.

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Local Kitchen, The1205 Wharf Street, Victoria
ha ha - locals woudn't be caught dead here
Submitted Thursday, May 14, 2009 - 6:54pm [Dine in]

Everybody I know was skeptical - this is the old Garlic Rose location. Known for bad service and treating their staff even worse. My parents were in town and were jonesing for a patio so I thought - why not give them a chance. Bad idea - this is still tourist food in a tourist location. Beer was warm and service was sparse. Patio is so great for people watching - why can't they step up and complete the experience????

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Jabula Coffee Company19141 Ford Road, #101, Pitt Meadows
I dunno....expensive for what you get
Submitted Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 8:06pm [Dine in]

I'm all for supporting the local guy over the multi-national conglomerate, but if they're going to charge me 4 bucks for a coffee I can get at Starbucks for $2.50, they better offer something pretty special to keep me coming back. Their "baristas" are obviously in need of some training as well - the kid who served me on Saturday morning didn't know how to make an Americano - it's just espresso and hot water, right? The ambiance is a welcome oasis in parched Pitt Meadows - I will give them another chance but it's tough to justify the cost.

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Mint, The1414 Douglas St., Victoria
what the??...
Submitted Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 11:38am [Dine in]

I had been to The Mint several times before and always had a satisfactory experience. Good food, good tunes, great ambiance.
However, this time around was something else altogether. We were celebrating a birthday and had a party 10 - not small but definately should be manageable.
Slow, inattentive service (took 1 1/2 hours for a tapas platter to arrive??). Our momos arrived burnt but we were so hungry that we scarfed them down anyway. By 10:00 pm (fully 2 hours after we had ordered), the food arrived. My chicken & chiles was truly horrendous. The vegetables were raw, and I was certain that they had mistakenly given me tofu instead of chicken. Perfectly formed, spongy, air bubbly, tasteless white rectangles - you would think tofu, right? When I mentioned this to our server, I was told "IMPOSSIBLE!!" No, "oh, I'm sorry, let me check this out - hang on a minute...." I was sternly told that she would "investigate" and swept my plate away from me. I was told that it was, in fact, chicken and that I had 2 choices. They could comp the meal or they could bring me something else. I was already almost falling asleep on my plate as it was getting so late, I opted to take the "free" meal that I had taken a couple bites of and call it a night. Other people seemed content with their food, but everyone grumbled about the inordinate amount of time that it took to even get some cold cuts and cheese onto the table. Bad experience overall - doubt I will return

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