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vixroarVancouverSince January 14, 20073 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (3)

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Section 31039 Mainland Street, Vancouver
All downhill...
Submitted Sunday, August 5, 2007 - 4:42am [Dine in]

Continually on a journey to search out restaurants which have become harmonious in a perfect balance of gustational delight and humble servitude, my friends and I stumbled across this slightly hidden restaurant one quiet Monday evening. Set out on the patio to enjoy the dying summer sun, we were pleasantly greeted by the waitress after a short wait. We started off with the crab and shrimp cakes and grilled brie wheel. Crab/Shrimp cakes were tasty, nicely seasoned with a slight kick and a twang to them - too bad there were only 2. And they were small. The brie wheel was also good; piping hot and went nicely with the baguette. While the appetizers were good, they would have been better had we not needed to rush to finish them, as they came literally 2 minutes before our entrees. Luckily, I had time to nibble on the starters, as I waited for my smoked chicken penne, because, well, it just didn't come. Finally, after having watched patiently as my companions dug into their meals, and having polished off the rest of the appies almost single-handedly, I queried as to the whereabouts of my pasta: the waitress had forgotten it. I was not surprised, as I had watched her scribble down the order in her notepad – it was that of the mental variety. It was good though, once it finally arrived. The other entrees faired well enough: a chicken caesar (can’t screw that up) and..some other pasta. Our waitress however, became Houdini after she took our order, only showing up to deliver my tardy pasta with a quick apology and to deliver our bill. Oh, and the water was warm. Eck. Cheap pastas on Monday though!

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Fish House In Stanley Park, The8901 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
a sad lunch
Submitted Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 3:10pm [Dine in]

I recently had lunch at the fish house - for my birthday actually - on recommendation of friends. And i must say, even though i'm not a big fan of seafood at all, i mostly enjoyed my experience at the fish house. I had the maple glazed salmon and it was perfect: nice and flaky and the maple glaze was just right: not too sweet. Although the portion wasnt entirely large, it was enough and worth the price. My sister had the prawn penne pasta and she enjoyed it as well. However, what killed the experience for me was the service. The hostess was cold and unwelcoming; as well, her words seemed forced and scripted. Our server must've been the hostess's brother because he was just as cold and unwelcoming, although he was polite enough and did the standard meal-check. But the whole time i was there, there was no smiles in sight. it was as if i were eating at a funeral parlour. Even though the dining area is very cozy and warm, i'd rather have my next meal at mcdonalds than come here again. at least i'd feel welcome there.

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Honolulu Cafe4288 Main, Vancouver
a solid choice
Submitted Sunday, January 14, 2007 - 2:38pm [Dine in]

I regularly dine at many chinese cafes so I can say without much doubt that Honolulu cafe is about as average as you can get. The food is good and portions are large for the price you pay. I usually like to go at the times they serve mini-set meals because you cant beat the deal. Although its not the most comfortable restaurant, the service there is actually better than most casual western restaurants I have been to. They are friendly, welcoming and service is fast. They even turned the oven back on after they closed just so i could order some take-out after i finished eating. It's not a fancy place, but i'll take it for the service and price any day.

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