Submitted Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 4:18pm [Dine in]
If you are looking for negative criticism of this restaurant you will not find it here. The husband and wife team do a fabulous job. The floor tiles doan amazing job of invoking the nostaligia of the guest houses in Addis Ababa. Meheret ( chef/owner) and Tekeste's ( husband/server) infectious smiles will have you grinning ear to ear after dining here. Not only are they gracious hosts but deliver when it comes to food too. While in some small restaurants such as this, the food will be stored and rewarmed for later serving, every time we have dined at this restaurant the food has not only been fresh made to order but also piping hot. Its more than just an authentic 'cultural' flavour experience. Meheret's hands are blessed with the gift that is rarely found in 'untrained' chefs. Her eye for balance is a rare treat indeed. Stop procrastinating , stop reading this review , go and try it for yourself.
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indian restaurant vancouver can be proud of...finally
Submitted Monday, February 4, 2008 - 9:51pm [Dine in]
Been here twice since they've opened. Great food. Not generic Indian but regional south indian. This has been lacking so far in Vancouver . Most indian restaurants here are 'generic'.
It is a franchise out of India but with a lot of heart. And food does not arrive in frozen packages like most franchises. Prepared in house. Authentic. Service can be a little sketchy. Unlike most franchises they do not have a 'house' style. Hostess however, is very charming and extremely gracious.
Servers green but gracious no less.
Start with Medhu vada or Sambar vada graduate to a dosa then some dessert. Alternately try the Specialty plate. Puris are divine. It is all vegetarian. Again great to see a restaurant that does not sell tofu and tempeh masqurading as vegetarian food.
Will be back again and again.
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Submitted Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 12:26am [Dine in]
I am a great fan of Glowball group , ever since the days when Glowball first started. However, of late they seem to have lost focus, what were once tools for great customer service , have now become mere marketing tools. Tonight we had dinner at Italian Kitchen, it hurts me to say the food was mediocre, no balance, it was not even Italian in the least bit. Italian sounding ingredients do not make for Italian food, wake up and smell the coffee guys, it has to be rooted in some authenticity.
kOBE BBEF MEATBALLS TASTED JUST LIKE THOSE ON A POPSICKLE AT GLOWBALL.
The insult to injury came when the server brought the comment card with the bill at the end, as is customary with all of this group's restaurants. It is theIr way of collecting info on you , so they can show they care, by inviting you for a return visit for your anniversary or birthday, nothing wrong with that , except, the server took it upon himself to fill the comment card himself, CHECKING EXCELLENT IN ALL INSTANCES. ALL THAT WAS LEFT FOR US WAS TO FILL UP OUR ADDRESS SO THEY COULD SPAM US!.
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Submitted Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 12:51am [Dine in]
This has to be the most underrated, unfussy, understated yet elegant dining experience with an eye for small details. The kitchen is solid, the service staff charming yet professional. None of that slacker west coast service. The servers know what they are worth and work for it. Amazed not to have heard more about this jewel. From the amuse bouche to the dessert it was an exquisite dining experience. Every bite bursts of flavour and tantalises the palate. The truffled Lobster Gnocchi-to die for. So was the sweetcorn veloute, let's not even venture to the melt in your mouth foie gras served 2 ways with a banyuls vinaigrette.
I was well intoxicated by the food and service so far that the entrees were a blur but memorable- Short Ribs, duck sous vde, halibut.
Chef Henri is awesome. The staff on the floor humble and proficient. If you are a foodie and not been to this place yet, shame on you. Get your butt down there. NOW!
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