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yonnyKitsilanoSince October 21, 200726 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.1)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (3.1)
  • Value2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance3 (3.1)

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Displaying 21 - 26 of 26 Reviews Found
Thai House Restaurant1116 Robson Street, Vancouver
The A-team works here.
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 10:42pm [Dine in]

Unlike the meal we ate at the Kits Thai House, this one gets a great review.

The ostrich curry was served with red curry in a coconut. It was loaded with ostrich pieces and lychee, along with plenty of sauce. The sauce was so delicious, mixing it with some rice would have made a meal on its own.

The glass noodles were also very flavourful, with a great mix of sweet and spicy elements. The only downside was the slightly small portion size.

Service was good with just the right amount of attention. You never really had to ask for anything, but they didn't interrupt every 3 minutes asking how it was either. Thumbs up.

It's nice to have somewhere to pop in for a quick meal downtown. It can get a bit crowded at times, but doesn't get too loud. A great view of Robson is also available for some people watching.

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Flying Tiger, The2958 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Delicious, in the neighbourhood, in the Entertainment book, how can you lose?
Submitted Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 10:19pm [Dine in]

After reading the recommendations on this site, we had to try the duck confit. They were explosive with flavour! We would highly recommend them and, like other reviewers, you will certainly need extra crepes. I don't understand why it only comes with five; eight should be the standard for the amount of filling they give you.

The other dish we had were the korean short ribs. Again, explosive with flavour and oh-so-tender. We're not sure how they got them so tender.

We didn't have a reservation on a Friday night so we had to sit at the kitchen bar. Although it is a bit cramped, it's quite nice to watch them work as they are very professional. Rather than rely on servers, the head chef passed us our dishes as soon as they were ready.

The only disappointing part was the fact that a bowl of rice (to go with the ribs) was $3. I mean, I know this isn't supposed to be the cheapest restaurant around, but seriously, you can buy 5 lbs of rice for that price.

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Prima Taste Restaurant570 Robson Street, Vancouver
Good food, fast service.
Submitted Saturday, October 27, 2007 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

This is a nice little restaurant in a great location downtown. It is tastefully decorated with large enough tables and comfy chairs. Once you are inside you feel secluded from the hustle and bustle going on outside on Robson.

The quality of the food was excellent, but we wished there was a little more of it, for the price you pay. The prices are quite reasonable, to be sure, but for $9.50 I'd expect more than one drumstick of chicken for the Heinanese chicken. The laksa was good with a nice balance between spiciness and creaminess of the broth.

Service was very quick, food arrived in five minutes, great if you are on your way to a show downtown. They were always around if you needed service, but were not too intrusive with excessive "how is it?"s and water fill-ups. It was just the right amount of attention. If I am downtown again and need a quick meal I'd definitely consider going here again.

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Papaya Hut2435 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Mediocre Place
Submitted Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 1:14am [Dine in]

If I had to describe this place in one word, it would be 'mediocre'. We went in on a late, rainy Friday looking for something quick sit down meal. It really is a hole in the wall. Basically they are just a take-out place that is nice enough to provide some chairs and tables.

The food took a lot longer than I expected, maybe 20 minutes. That might be normal for an upper scale restaurant, but this is supposed to be a take-out place. Only one person came in to pick up an order while we were there so it couldn't have been that they were overly busy on that end of things.

We ordered ginger beef and peppery pork dishes. I was disappointed to find out that they were both deep fried. The pork had a lot of batter on it and was quite dry, but not very spicy. The beef was better, with a sauce, but still not very flavourful. I had no idea until reading the other reviews here that it's supposed to be Thai. It's... definitely not Thai.

Service wasn't great, because I think our server was doubling as dishwasher and general kitchen help. Won't be too critical of that because it was late; I've worked in restaurants and I understand that by the end of the night you really only need 2 people to run a restaurant.

I can't see myself going back there. It's probably acceptable as a cheap and cheerful lunch place, but other than that, look elsewhere.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Best Ramen in Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 11:58pm [Dine in]

This is my favourite restaurant in Vancouver. The broth is always extremely flavourful, and the noodles are always perfect. Other restaurants seem to use more filler items (bean sprouts, cabbage) but Kintaro doesn't overdo it. Just the good stuff. It is easily the best Ramen I've had, and I am comparing it to Ramen in HK and to a lesser extent, in Vancouver.

Service has always been fast. Generally we are in and out in a half hour and we have never been ignored by their servers. Two can eat easily for under $20 incl. tax + tip and you should get filled up quite nicely.

The only downside is going in on a hot day. That place gets to be a sauna. The decor is pretty plain, and it can be noisy when it's busy (which is always), but who cares about that when the food and your companion are so wonderful.

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Hi-Nippon Japanese Restaurant2274 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Warning to Entertainment book users!
Submitted Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 11:36pm [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I were looking for a place to eat the other night with our Entertainment book in hand and eventually ended up on 4th. Weighing our options, we decided to go into Hi-Nippon because sushi in Vancouver is always good. The place looked pretty average inside and cramped as mentioned by others.

On the back of the Entertainment book coupon, it states: "Specials excluded; Sushi/Sashimi combo's [sic] excluded" We thought that was fine; we will order some non-combo rolls, or sashimi, or donburi. When we actually opened this menu however, they have a note saying that coupons are excluded from being used on sushi or sashimi, not just the combos. We decided on donburi and a bento box and waited about ten minutes for the server to reappear for our order. Only then did we find out about even further restrictions! You are not allowed to order any dish that contains any sushi or sashimi on coupon (ie. no donburi, some bento boxes excluded).

It was ludicrous. They eliminated >90% of their menu. What was the point of even offering the coupon? It is extremely dishonest of this restaurant that we did not find out about all the restrictions until the second that we were ready to order. I hope you do not end up wasting your time like we did.

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