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yayfoodiesBurnaby B.CSince February 25, 20112 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3)
  • Food3 (3)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)

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Shuraku833 Granville Street, Vancouver
We’ll be back.
Submitted Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 8:15pm [Dine in]

We love the group coupons. One brought us here tonight and we discovered a gem. We ordered and shared the Eggplant Popper, a Chicken Donburi, Renkon Asami Age and their signature (according to the menu) Japanese-style BBQ Back Ribs. We were not disappointed.

Probably could have gone a little lighter since we ordered two fried dishes, but the descriptions intrigued us and we couldn’t resist. The Eggplant Popper was a hit, reminiscent of a Chinese dish (but much better than it!) that is normally pan fried. This we would order again. The very interesting Renkon Asami Age, with its deep-fried, nori-wrapped lotus root-and-shrimp combo was tasty and innovative. Not so sure either of us need to order this again, but we were both glad to have tried it.

They weren’t kidding about the ribs. Yes. Say yes to the ribs. Next time, more than the one each we ordered (you can opt for different sizes). The donburi was a solid one, with mild but appropriate flavour. We’d opt for the Pork Cutlet one and a ramen next time.

We didn’t try any of the sushi, but the items appearing on other tables looked interesting in their presentation.

This place had a mellow, lovely ambiance, was clean, and the service was good. A bit strange to see so many blondes working at a Japanese Izakaya place, but hey, this is Vancouver. Anything goes.

Prices were very reasonable, especially for the quality of the food. We’ll be going back and bringing friends next time. Soon.

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La Bretagne Creperie795 Jervis Street, Vancouver
Mediocre.
Submitted Friday, February 25, 2011 - 3:57pm [Dine in]

We had high hopes for a delicious crepe experience when we were seated, given the cuteness of the restaurant and overhearing the staff talking in French. Unfortunately we were sorely disappointed. We ordered the onion, potato and swiss cheese galette made with buckwheat flour, the leek fondue and fresh tomato gratin, and a large green salad.

The galette was very dry and plain, and we wondered if they shouldn't have used only part buckwheat flour since they were too bitter and gritty. The cheese was nearly non-existent, and without bechamel or something else to give the dish some moisture, it was quite unappealing. The onions were a confused cross between fried and caramelized. Overall, dry and boring. My partner chose not to finish eating the actual crepe.

The crepe gratin was also a miss. The bechamel was not sweet enough and missing the warm nutmeg-ness that is such a part of classic bechamel. The raw tomatoes simply did not go with the dish, and the flavours were not good. Overall, a big miss.

We'd chosen to share a large plain salad. After seeing it, we were shocked that they'd even offer a small or large option, since the large was a joke. We'd hate to see a small; there might only be 3 lettuce leaves and a slice of cucumber at best, judging by the size of the large, which cost $5.95.

Such a disappointment. We would not go there again, especially because (a) there are SO many other decent creperies and restaurants in the Vancouver area, and (b) my partner could make them at home and blow them out of the water. We would not recommend this to anyone.

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