Login or Register
Do a search below using the city or postal code search box if your city is not listed above.

yahzickvancouverSince November 7, 20085 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Reviews Found
Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie998 Harbourside, #128, North Vancouver
Spiced Hot Chocolate to Die for
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:25am [Dine in]

I'm a bit biased since i love spicy hot chocolate and it isn't the easiest treat to get everywhere, but boy do they make a great one here!

Their almond croissant is a delicious accompaniment to the hot chocolate and the hot chocolate is the perfect amount of sweet (not too sweet) and spicy (stings your throat in the most delicious way). And it's a joy to watch their barista make all the drinks flawlessly and at super speed. But even with it's odd location it is always busy and a bit hard to find seating, be prepared to have to take your delicious treats to the parking lot if you want to sit and eat.

As a plus, the third time i went, Thomas Haas was going around with samples of a delicious chocolate cake-like thing which just melted in your mouth... Can life get any better?

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Savary Island Pie Company1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
One of my Favourites
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:17am [Dine in]

I've been a fan of the Savary's Pies for quite a few years, but as of late I am a huge fan of their sandwiches and soups.

Their veggie sandwich is one of my favourite lunches. It is loaded with raw veggies and sandwiched between delicious slices of their whole grain bread, it is practically flawless, but it is a little too big of a meal for lunch sometimes. And i am yet to be disappointed by their soups (i've only had their vegetarian ones) which go great with the sandwich.

Now their pies, Wow! they are fantastic. I think it's not really worth the price for just a slice but getting a whole pie is a great deal. Their crust is amazing (unfortunately it has shortening in it. I asked them...) and their filling (if i'm not mistaken from watching them make it) is purely filled with fruit and only fruit! When I buy the whole pie, i can never eat just one slice.

But for the rest of their sweets i'd recommend asking the employees which ones they think are best, it's been hit or miss sometimes but usually the employees were able to recommend good ones. It's also hard to get a seat and it would probably be impossible to be able to seat a large group together, but with a group of 3 we've managed to get a seat by the time the food is made.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Good, but just don't go too often
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 11:03am [Dine in]

The first time i went to Naam i was pleasantly surprised, I ordered a bowl and it was quite good and filled with veggies, the sauce i chose complimented the bowl nicely and the portions were bigger than i thought. And the friendly vibe of the place with the live music is nice. It was good enough that i went again about a week later...

This time I ordered something else and so did the rest of my family, but unfortunately it all tasted the same. Comparing one of our bowls with the Thai noodles, we could obviously see that most of the ingredients were the same. Along with that we could taste that the sauce for one of our dishes was the same as the one in the bowl we had previously. If we hadn't been there so recently it would have been more enjoyable, the food was still good, just not different.

Like many veggie restaurants, the Naam uses many of the same things to create different dishes, but many of their dishes are pretty delicious. So i'd say the Naam is a pretty good vegetarian restaurant to frequent, just make sure not to frequent too often or else you'll get bored.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
far too sweet
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2009 - 10:29am [Dine in]

a little while ago i finally had the chance to go to the foundation and was looking forward to finding a good vegetarian restaurant but for most of the dishes it felt like the only prominent taste was sweetness.

since i was with my family i managed to get to try 3 dishes overall. i actually thought the appetizer sampler was decent, only one of the dips were too sweet, but when it came to the 2 main courses i wasn't as pleased, we left the 2 main courses unfinished.

i say it is worth a try but if you don't really like too much sugar in your main courses (i'm not sure but it seemed like it was white sugar in the dishes, not a natural sweetner, i might be wrong) then this place isn't for you.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance
Eatery, The3431 W Broadway, Vancouver
poorly made homestyle japanese food.
Submitted Friday, November 7, 2008 - 2:24am [Dine in]

the eatery's menu is filled with basic homestyle japanese food (other than the sushi) at ridiculous prices. other people may not notice, but there is a reason why there are no japanese people in this restaurant (other than my family on that particular night), the food is terrible on japanese standards.

after looking through the menu and realizing how unoriginal the food was, we ordered the age dashi donburi, vegetable gyoza, karaage, and prawn okonomiyaki.

first came the donburi which was terrible and tasteless. the 'sweet donburi sauce' was basically tenmusu (tempura sauce) without the ginger and daikon, the vegetables were steamed, and the age was soft, not crunchy. next was the gyoza which we thought no one could do wrong, we were mistaken. i doubt they were freshly made, they looked like our leftovers microwaved the next day, not crispy at all, and had barely any filling. the karaage was decent, but the salad was romaine with a caesar like dressing and parmesan cheese, very unjapanese. last was the 'okonomiyaki', osaka style. my mom (from osaka) was insulted. is was basically less than 10 pieces of prawn put on top of the batter, it felt like eating pancake. if anyone thinks this is what okonomiyaki is suppose to be, you will be blown away by real okonomiyaki. the sauce though, i will say, was excellent.

basically, coming from a japanese person, this was insulting to japanese food and japanese chefs. we did not order sushi but did see sushi someone ordered and it was definitely rolled too hard, the nori was bursting. perhaps the price is for the ambiance, which i didn't appreciate anyways. 'miso horny'? and the pictures by the washrooms. personally, i was not blown away by the tacky atmosphere. even if i were impressed, it would not be enough to make up for the food.

  • Food
  • Service
  • Value
  • Ambiance