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vinnsmarpole, vancouverSince June 24, 200623 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value1.5 (1.4)
  • Ambiance3 (3.2)

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Sweet Revenge Patisserie4160 Main Street, Vancouver
unfriendly waiter and weird minimum charge
Submitted Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 12:39am [Dine in]

My friend and I visited this place tonight. My friend wanted to order a dessert that was just under 6 dollars, while I ordered a dessert that was over 6 dollars. The total would have been VERY little short of 12 dollars. After we ordered, our waiter told us that there is a $6 minimum charge per person. My friend was forced to change her order to something more expensive and something she liked less.

I understand why there is a minimum charge, but why not make ALL your desserts $6 and above then? What if I wanted to eat something less than $6 but didn't want to drink anything? I would gladly pay just 30 cents more just to eat my 1st choice of dessert rather than picking something I didn't like as much.

Throughout the entire time, our waiter was grumpy and unfriendly. He looked really unhappy when I said I couldn't finish mine and asked him for a take-out box. The ambiance was nice, and the desserts were pretty good. My chocolate mousse cake was smooth and creamy. The minimum charge just makes it awkward. Either lower it to $5, or just make all your desserts $6+. That way, we can enjoy a piece of cake, without being forced to order something different or order drinks we don't want.

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Suga Sushi Japanese Restaurant5728 University Boulevard, #201, Vancouver
Couldn't eat even half my bento
Submitted Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 12:57am [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant twice and I am never going back again. I wanted to give it a second chance but it failed me. The first time I got the udon, which was actually edible, despite that it was lacking in ingredients - just udon and a few pieces of chicken.

The second time I went there, I decided to try their Bento A, and it was absolutely horrible. The tempura tasted like it was fried in old oil and the batter didn't taste good. The california roll consisted more of mayo than pollock. The avocado in the sushi did not taste fresh (like it had been laying around, already cut, for a while). The chicken teriyaki consisted mostly of FAT and not the good clear kind, but the yellow gross kind. The rice underneath it was soggy and drenched in unappetizing teriyaki sauce. The only edible thing in my bento was the gomae, which was about 2 bites worth. Miso soup tasted like salt dissolved in water. I pretty much wasted 9 dollars on things I couldn't really eat.

The service was minimal, but they did fill my tea cup once. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. Even Honour Roll's pre-made refridgerated sushi in the SUB is better.

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New Bohemian, The3162 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good Ambience, good service
Submitted Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 1:25pm [Dine in]

This restaurant has great ambience and friendly servers. The food is adequate, but it didn't wow me. I had the risotto, which was full of flavour, but the rice was way too hard. My bf had the burger and the beef tasted very fresh. Yam fries were good, but the ones at the bottom of the bowl got kind of soggy. My server was very friendly, and made a delicious fruit punch for me out of white grape juice, cranberry juice, orange juice, and 7.

For the price, I think I could get better tasting food elsewhere. I might drop by again for some yam fries and drinks.

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Burgoo3096 Main Street, Vancouver
Interesting, but not amazing
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 1:19am [Dine in]

I came here for Dineout Vancouver. The cheese fondue was very very delicious. Entree was really not very good. Hungarian Ghoulash was ok and the Butter Chicken was probably the worst I've ever had. The butter chicken at Joey's is much much better. Dessert was mediocre - chocolate banana bread pudding was too sweet. Service overall was ok, nothing special. I love the ambiance though, very adorable.

I would come back just for the fondue, but nothing more.

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UnWine'd Restaurant on Howe1180 Howe Street, Vancouver
UNDERWHELMED by UnWine'd
Submitted Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

I came here for Dine Out Vancouver 2009, and the menu looked so enticing. I got the ratatouille for appetizer...it came out lukewarm and mildly flavoured. For the main course, I got pork confit. Again, it was lukewarm, and the meat was disgustingly tough with no flavour - I could barely cut through it. The dessert was probably the worst. It's supposed to be a warm chocolate cake and it came out COLD. It tasted even worst than the premixed chocolate cakes I've made at home. Did their oven break or something? Or their microwave was not strong enough to eat up premade food????

The service was awful. I came here with 5 other 22 year old girls and the waitress (who could not have been older than 30) talked to us like we were children. When she asked us how our dessert was, we told her it was cold, to which she said and did nothing.

The worst part? They added a 15% mandatory service charge to our bill...the dine out price of $28 is really over $35. I feel like I have been cheated. I could have gone to Mcdonald's and have gotten a more satisfying experience and better service (at least their fries are piping hot).

I am never coming back to this restaurant again, and I hope none of you go here either.

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Chow3121 Granville Street, Vancouver
Scrumptious
Submitted Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 9:14pm [Dine in]

I came here with my sister, a fellow foodie, and tried this place after reading all the hype. I did not regret it. We weren't super hungry, so I ordered the early prixe fixe dinner and she just ordered the tuna tartar.

My first course was the ling cod, which were 3 balls of tender fish fried on the outside served on a small bed of greens. Very delicious, not oily, and it was a great start to the meal. My sister's tuna tartare was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and all the flavours blended together perfectly. The avocado paste at the bottom, the sparse pieces of taro chips, the sweetest grapefruit I've ever tasted, and above all, well seasoned tuna tartare that had a tangy and fresh taste to it. I've never had tuna like that. AMAZING for $15.

For the main course, I had the organice pork, and the meat was incredibly tender. The Shitake mushrooms were also moist and delicious. Very good.

Dessert was pistaschio nougat. Frozen nougat on a very crisp and tasty wafer, paired with a slice of warm poached pear and pear puree. Wonderful and innovative blend of flavours (pistaschio and pear! who would've thought?).

Service was all right, just decent. Ambiance is nice, but also nothing to write home about. Sort of casual. Overall a great experience, and I will definitely be back.

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Green Basil4623 Kingsway, Burnaby
Good portion sizes
Submitted Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 12:11am [Dine in]

I clipped the coupon from the Straight and decided to try this place after some shopping at Metro. I went at 6:30 on a Saturday, and got a table easily.

We shared a deep fried tofu with peanut sauce as appetizer, and the sauce really complemented the tofu. I ordered the Green Curry with Chicken, and my bf ordered the Pad Thai. The green curry was rich and delicious, and I loved the eggplant pieces and green beans in it. My bf thoroughly enjoyed his pad thai, mostly due to portion size. I had some of his pad thai, and it didn't taste that authentic, but was not bad.

Overall, the ambiance was fine, with cute designs on the walls. The food came very quickly, and our water glasses were constantly being filled. When we left, there was a crowd at the door. I will return next time I'm in the metrotown area!

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Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
unique
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 10:24pm [Dine in]

I came for a friend's birthday and I'm glad I tried it. The sushi was innovative, some more than others. The tuna sashimi is excellent, while the fried mars bar was ok. Definitely overpriced. The service was slow, and our waitress messed up our bill. I would come back again if I'm in the mood for funky sushi.

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O Thai Cuisine Restaurant1626 West Broadway, Vancouver
understaffed, mediocre food
Submitted Sunday, April 6, 2008 - 3:14pm [Dine in]

The service was very slow, and had only 2 servers for the entire restaurant on a Saturday evening (around 6-7pm). We waited a long time for...everything.

The decor was nice, better than most thai places. Modern and somewhere you could take your date to.

The food was only all right. I had the red curry chicken, and the flavours were not strong enough. I've had better red curry from the Thai House. My bf's pad thai was very good, but the portions were ridiculously small for a 24 year old male. We also tried the dessert sampler, which was cute and delicious.

I probably would not come back. For what we paid for, we could have gotten a much more delicious and satisfying meal at the Thai House or Baan Wasana in Kerrisdale.

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Congee Noodle House141 E Broadway, Vancouver
Food keeps me coming back
Submitted Monday, March 17, 2008 - 9:51pm [Dine in]

I've tried the fish congee. It's very good. Other favourites include their beef brisket chow mein, sweet chinese donut, and prawn rice rolls. All tasted very fresh and piping hot. Delicious.

As for service, waitresses never bring us iced water like we asked. NEVER. I've been there 3 times, and they never bring us water. Ever.

Definitely high in fat and carbs though, so don't eat here everyday!

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Baan Wasana Thai Restaurant2143 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Best Pad Thai
Submitted Monday, March 10, 2008 - 9:22pm [Dine in]

This place has the best pad thai in the city. I've tried pad thai at so many places, and they ALL drench it in tomato-y sauce. The spices, the minimal sauce, and the flavour is amazing! Service is solid.

I really like the salad it comes with too. Fresh and simple. Great start to a yummy lunch.

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Bon Cafe4909 Main Street, Vancouver
not bad
Submitted Sunday, February 24, 2008 - 5:34pm [Dine in]

After reading rave reviews, I decided to try this place out. I got the lemongrass chicken on rice vermicelli, and my bf got the beef pho. Rice vermicelli wasn't chewy enough, but the chicken was great. The soup for the pho is great, but the noodles itself was again not chewy enough...too soft!

Service was ok. Not bad. I might come back again...if I'm in the area.

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Posh1788 W Broadway, #101, Vancouver
i'll be back
Submitted Sunday, February 10, 2008 - 3:06pm [Dine in]

When I first stepped into Posh, I was very pleased with the decor and the ambiance of the place. Very classy for an all-you-can-eat hot pot restuarant (compared to chinese places in Richmond).

Our server was very informative, and she suggested a sampler plate to get us started. I also ordered the "Green Sofa" virgin cocktail, which another server recommended. It was very very good!

I love the abundance and variety of veggies at this place. Although there were only pork and beef, I wasn't disappointed.

My only complaint is that the water evaporates very very quickly and we had to keep adding water...but that's hot pot for you!

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New management
Hennessey Dining Lounge53 West Broadway, Vancouver
food is a mess
Submitted Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 12:29am [Dine in]

The only thing that was actually any good was the yam fries. Well, the drinks were okay too, but that doesn't count as food.

The atmosphere is nice. The service was mediocre. The food was awful. I had the pasta trio, and it looked like something from the cafeteria at my old high school or something. 3 scoops of pasta (ravioli, linguini, and something else...) My friends had the spaghetti with meat balls, and it tasted disgusting. Worst than spaghetti factory, for 150% pricier. How do you mess up spaghetti???

I wouldn't recommend this place for food. As for drinks and yam fries? Maybe...

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
No..just..no
Submitted Monday, October 23, 2006 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

I ordered the Enchilada, I got a burrito instead. It was just dry tasteless chicken in a tortilla shell. Refried beans were just too much after the first 2 bites. The yummiest thing? The free nacho chips and the salsa. Margaritas are also okay. They messed up my bill, charging me for the 13 dollar burrito instead of the 8.25 enchilada I actually ordered. Waitresses didn't come to take our order for like 20 mins. I won't be back.

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Cannery Seafood House, The2205 Commissioner Street, Vancouver
MM Seafood pasta
Submitted Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:24pm [Dine in]

The seafood pasta was excellent. I could taste the seafood in the noodle as well as the sauce. Bits of pieces of Cod tasted phenomenal. My boyfriend's salmon wellington was so awesome, it melts in your mouth. Bread with Lobstor oil was incredible.

We had our four year anniversary dinner here. We might go back very soon. As soon as we can afford to blow 40 bucks each on a dinner.

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Pearl Castle3779 Sexsmith Road, #1128, Richmond
Solid
Submitted Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:18pm [Dine in]

Consistently decent food and drinks. Love the side dishes. The atmosphere is nice. It's always busy here.

One downside? Three times we came, trying to order shaved ice and they were out of ice. Um, isn't there ice in the bubbletea? Can you not make shaved ice out of that? I guess they don't have the machine for it, and they merely order flaked ice by the bag? Oh well.

This place is so asian, I love it.

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Oasis Restaurant2074 W 41st, Vancouver
Soggy noodles and tasteless bubbletea
Submitted Friday, October 13, 2006 - 7:11pm [Dine in]

I ordered a Beef Ball noodle soup and a Jasmine Green milk tea. The noodles were soggy, but the beef balls were okay. But seriously, how badly can you screw up boiling some premade beef balls? Bubbletea tasted like milk water. Pearls were also soggy.

Enviroment was pretty nice. Food is not worth the price :(

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Monsoon East West Brasserie2526 Main, Vancouver
Expensive but yummy
Submitted Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 1:07am [Dine in]

Very yummy food. My 2 girlfriends and I ordered masala fries, lamb shank, coconut hot pot, and scallops. Everything tasted amazing. Their guava juice is delightful. However, the food was quite pricey for its portions. We got 3 scallops for $12 dollars. That's 4 bucks a scallop. Ahem. That's really steep!

The environment was great and the decor was unique. It really does feel quite tropical.

I would go again when I have money. Which may not be for a while.

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Red Robin1001 West Broadway, #200, Vancouver
awesome service, good food
Submitted Saturday, June 24, 2006 - 12:49am [Dine in]

Yes, the menu consists of mainly burgers. Although their burgers are delicious, their chicken parmageano penne, macho nachos, chicken wrap, and french onion soup do not disappoint either. The service is incredible. Often, when my food is late or the order was wrong, I would have my food on the house or half priced. They really value their customers.

BTW, their Freckled Lemonade is the BEST!

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