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wrightWest End, VancouverSince February 17, 200724 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.9)
  • Value2.5 (2.7)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)

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Displaying 1 - 20 of 24 Reviews Found
1550's Pub Style Restaurant1550 Cedar Hill X Rd, Victoria
Standard Pub Food
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2:38pm [Dine in]

You know what to expect at 1550s. Standard bar food, standard service. Good neighbourhood spot, but nothing to write home about. If you order drinks, you may as well skip the pop and go straight for beer - it's just about the same price. I'd rate it as completely average.

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Red Fish, Blue Fish1006 Wharf Street, Victoria
Not Worth the Hype
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2:34pm [Dine in]

The food was alright... but took a long time and the fish had so much batter on it that it was quite greasy. I'm glad I had a coupon, because it was expensive - even for fish and chips. If I go back, I'd get their chowder because it looked pretty good, but I wouldn't go back for standard fish and chips. Just not worth it - especially with those horrible little wooden forks they give you.

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Kim's Vietnamese Restaurant748 Johnson Street, Victoria
Favourite Pho in Victoria
Submitted Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2:31pm [Dine in]

After recently moving to Victoria from Vancouver and eating pho at both places on Fort, one on Douglas, one on Pear, and one on Yates, I can safely say that Kim's is my favourite place for pho in Victoria so far. Their broth is clear (not cloudy), they provide both basil and cilantro, their beef seems to be decent quality, the noodles weren't clumpy, and the portion size was decent. I'll definitely be returning.

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Raincity Grill1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
Could Have Been Better... MUCH Better!
Submitted Sunday, May 6, 2007 - 5:46pm [Dine in]

I went to the Raincity Grill for an impromptu Sunday brunch when our regular weekend breakfast place was full. When we arrived, we were greeted kindly, and the host hung up our coats and we were seated quickly.

Our server was quite good; brought us beverages immediately, and was very friendly. The atmosphere was fairly nice; the restaurant wasn't too busy, but if it was, the tables did seem a little close together - but, that's often what you get in the neighbourhood, anyway.

I had the Smoked Salmon on Brioche, which was tasty, but very, very, VERY rich. In fact, so rich I was ill afterwards. My husband ordered the Scallop with Greens to start, followed by the Dungeness Crab Benedict - he was ALSO sick all day as a result of the richness. I don't think it was food poisoning - I really do think it was because it was so rich and fatty. Some may enjoy this, but we found it just too much to handle.

Although our server was awesome, I think some of the bussers or coffee-pourers were quite inexperienced. Our forks were moved by their prongs, our coffee cups were handled by their rims, and our coffees were automatically topped up without asking. The bussers kept wandering around slowly not quite knowing what to do.

To top it off, there was a baby crying behind us, and a man blowing his nose into his cloth napkin beside us - so not the ideal atmosphere!

All in all, I think we'd probably try it again for dinner based on the good reviews - and try ordering something a little fresher, but we won't be returning for brunch/lunch!

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SKP Restaurant4409 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Great Pasta
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 2:12pm [Dine in]

Although I haven't been there in quite some time, Some Kinda Pasta has always been great when I've gone.

The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, the service is usually quite good, the food arrives quickly, and I love the "mix and match" aspect of sauces vs. pastas. The food is always tasty.

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Bridges1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Blah.
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

I've been here twice; once in the summer and once in the winter.

Summer: sat on the patio, got the soup, which was nice, but the view was much nicer!

Winter: sat inside (obviously); the food was COLD (it had been sitting out a while), the service was barely passable, the meat was overdone, and I could have made something similar and tastier in my own kitchen in less time, and for far less money! I won't be returning for sub-par food, sub-par service, and an ambiance I could go elsewhere to get!

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Amadeus Pizza1833 Anderson St., 106, Vancouver
Great Pizza for Delivery!
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:57pm [Dine in]

I've never eaten in, but this is one of my favourite places for delivery. They have unique topping combinations, and the crust is quite good (thin crust). One of the healthier pizzas you can probably order - and much better than ordering from a chain.

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Phnom Penh Restaurant244 E Georgia St, Vancouver
Cravings!
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:50pm [Dine in]

Oh. My. God. The deep fried chicken wings with lemon pepper dipping sauce are to DIE for. Paired with the pea tips, it makes the perfect meal.

The cravings will come soon after. You'll be sitting at home, wondering who you can drag along to make them eat some chicken wings, sucking them into the spiraling addiction that is Phnom Penh's saltly chicken wings and sweet, garlicy pea tips. There's nothing in town like it.

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Au Petit Cafe4851 Main Street, Vancouver
Sandwiches, Sandwiches, Yum, Yum, Yum!
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

As others have said, their sandwiches sell out way too quickly! They're so good - they could have a supply for three times as many as they currently make, and still sell out. Awesome, especially for a weekend "brunch". Also, their Vietnamese coffee (cold with condensed milk) is so good.

There's sometimes a line, and sometimes they'll make you share a table with strangers, but it's worth it for a sandwich and usually a meal under $5! Just incredible.

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Habanero Grill20757 Lougheed Hwy, Maple Ridge
Tasty Food at a Great Price!
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

I rarely go to Maple Ridge without visiting Habañero's! Besides GM Restaurant, Habañero's is one of Maple Ridge's biggest surprises!

They custom-make burritos and other dishes (they'll do a fajita on request), the service is super-fast, comes with free nachos and self-serve salsa, and the owner is very friendly and happy to offer suggestions.

My favourite is the "Cilantro Burrito with chicken, but with no beans" - absolutely fabulous with tons of fresh cilantro! The food is always fresh, made to order, and very quick. The taquitos are good, the nacho salads are awesome, and I believe they've recently begun serving margaritas and beer.

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Haney Dragon Chinese Restaurant22242 Dewdney Trunk Rd, Maple Ridge
Good Soup!
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

They've got really great soup, although the other dishes are fairly generic, Westernized Chinese food. The staff is friendly enough, and the restaurant, although a little "cafeteria like" seems to be clean. I would say that it's probably the best Chinese food I've found in Maple Ridge, but that's really not saying much!

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Noodle Box, The1867 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Tasty, But A Bit Pricey!
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:53pm [Dine in]

I loved the presentation (those boxes are too cute), like the fact that I could get a glass of wine with my lunch, and enjoyed the cafeteria-style seating and self-serve water.

The food was really tasty, the staff was quite friendly, and the food came quickly enough.

However, the pricing was a little steep for what you get!

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Nevermind3293 West Fourth Ave, Vancouver
Going Downhill
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

Perhaps Nevermind is under new management?

Back in 2001-2002 when I lived only blocks away, I visited Nevermind at least once a week. Their Wescoast chowder was incredible, their burgers good, their jumbalaya and paella were large and tasty. They had several great vegetarian dishes, and the staff were super friendly.

I hadn't gone for a while, then recently went back.

The chowder was completely different, the menu was totally changed (for the worse), the options were limited, the server was rude, and the food was slow to arrive. I think the food may have been sitting out for a while - the fries were really, really soggy, and the meals were only passable (barely).

I won't be returning unless I hear of a change in management or menu.

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Pepitas Restaurant2015 Burrard, Vancouver
Average; Won't Return
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2007 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

For a restaurant that bills themselves as Mexican and Spanish, I did not see anything that resembled a Spanish dish on the menu - I would say that this is JUST Mexican food. I often find that Mexican restaurants throw in paella (which is technically a Spanish dish), but Pepitas didn't even do that.

The restaurant was pretty dead at noon on a Saturday, and the server was slow and unfriendly despite having only two tables (ours included) to serve.

The food was tasty enough, but didn't seem too authentic... standard chicken fajitas; I could make better.

I'm glad I had a 2 for 1 coupon, because this was not worth full price!

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European Delicatessen1220 Davie Street, Vancouver
Nothing Better!
Submitted Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 12:45pm [Dine in]

There is nothing better than the European Deli. The owners are super-friendly, know many of their customers, and are always ready to help. This is a family-owned deli that offers a variety of harder to find packaged goods, cheeses, meats, and also has homemade Iranian food every day (at least two dishes to choose from).

There is absolutely NOTHING as good as their chicken and rice. Seriously, it sounds boring, but Oh. My. God. I could eat until I puke (in a good way) and keep on going.

The owners are more than happy to help, offer recipe tips, and recommendations. The food is out of this world, and always includes a vegetarian option in addition to the meat option (although rarely do they offer pork, which is a nice change). The food is authentic and tasty.

The sandwiches are freshly, custom made and always taste fabulous.

The Baba ghanoush is SO good (seriously, I could LIVE on it), the humous is fantastic, and I just don't have enough good things to say about this little spot!

Cheap, too! Two people can get take-out dinner for $8-15 depending on the meal!

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Downtown Sushi Bar Japanese Restaurant1205 Davie Street, Vancouver
Sushi With A Smile
Submitted Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

I love Downtown Sushi Bar. Sure, it's not the best sushi, but it's always consistent, and the service is awesome (their delivery is also very quick!).

Their rolls aren't too big (a pet peeve), their fish always tastes fresh (it never has that nasty, frozen taste to it), their other dishes (edamame, gomae, tempura, teriyaki, etc...) are always good and decently sized, and did I mention the service?

Their prices are quite good - especially for their pre-determined combos (of which they have lots to choose from) - Special House Combo rocks (2 pieces of each: salmon & avocado, tuna & avocado, smoked salmon & avocado).

If you're a sushi-snob, don't waste your time here, but if you like decent sushi, consistently made and service with a smile, it's a great neighbourhood place.

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Tanpopo1122 Denman Street, Vancouver
Raw Chicken? No Thanks!
Submitted Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 12:24pm [Dine in]

Although the All You Can Eat includes sashimi and a variety of other tasty things, watch out for the chicken!

I've ordered the teriyaki chicken, and it came RAW - when we showed the server, he didn't seem to care at all, and said that's the way it's supposed to be. Are they not concerned about their customers getting salmonella? Ugh.

The rest was good, but after seeing their lack of standards with the raw chicken, I won't go back.

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Shin Po Korean Restaurant833 Bute Street, Vancouver
Friendly Food
Submitted Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 12:20pm [Dine in]

I'm not big on Korean food, but since they changed their menu to include Japanese items, I've really enjoyed going there (not to say the Korean items aren't good - I'm sure they are - just not my taste).

The service is always very quick, although some servers don't speak a lot of English, so some questions can be left unanswered. They are happy to make accommodations to their menu (i.e.: add this, leave off that), and everything always tastes very fresh.

The prices are decent, the food is good, and again, the service is fabulous.

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Poncho's827 Denman St, Vancouver
Bland and Beany
Submitted Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 12:15pm [Dine in]

Everything tasted like blaaaaaand beans. Seriously. This is not a good option for even mediocre Mexican food; especially when there are so many better options in the neighbourhood! The service was ridiculously slow - with only two tables with customers!

The margaritas were underblended (GIANT chunks of ice do not make for a refreshing drink), both dishes we ordered tasted like pasty, bland beans (even though we ordered completely different meals, they both tasted the same), the service was poor, and the ambiance was fairly typical.

Don't waste your time.

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Red Onion2028 41st Avenue West, Vancouver
Best Chicken Burger in Town
Submitted Thursday, February 22, 2007 - 11:57am [Dine in]

There is NOTHING like a Red Onion chicken burger (with cheddar and mushrooms!). I've read that they use thigh meat instead of breast meat, which would explain the tenderness and rich flavour. Their kosher dogs are good, their "Cool Chick" salad is an excellent healthy option, their quiche is solid, their soup is awesome, and their ice cream is the best in town. Plus, the fries.... oh, the fries.

The service is always friendly and they recognize their regulars. The ambiance is decent - sometimes a little grungy, but the servers are always happy to quickly wipe down a table. It's family friendly, but I've never had too much of a problem with screaming kids - the food keeps everyone happy! :)

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