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yummitummiVancouverSince May 27, 200646 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
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  • Service3 (3.1)
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Ap Gu Jung Restaurant1642 Robson St., Vancouver
Delicious Soondobu
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 7:06pm [Dine in]

This place is bustling on a Friday night, so come early! After meandering away through the delicious looking menu, my friend settled on the spicy beef noodle soup, while I got the seafood soft tofu soup [the soondobu].
They refill your side plates when you ask; they all taste delicious. We were happy when our orders arrived pretty quickly and got down to business. So delicious! The stew/noodles were piping hot and bubbling, with just the right amount of spiciness.
We also ordered an aloe soju, which, while a little expensive, came in a big jug with lots of tasty aloe in it.
We were filled up to the brim with tasty food and the bill, after tip and tax, came out to $17.
Try it!

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Beard Papa's4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit 3160, Richmond
Don't understand the hype
Submitted Friday, August 29, 2008 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

Heard all about the famous, famous Beard Papa cream puffs and decided to give it a try.
Now, when you think cream puff....you think of just that! A light whipped-cream-consistency filling inside of a melt-in-your-mouth puff.
Unfortunately, the cream was more like a custard, and the puff, while soft, had more of a hard consistency...more like an eclair.
At nearly $2 each, they were not cheap, and both my breakfast partner and I felt slightly queasy after ingesting them. Perhaps we ate them too fast. Perhaps they were too big. Perhaps it was the cream. I'll never know, since I'll probably give this place a pass next time I'm at Aberdeen.

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Ajisai Sushi Bar2081 West 42nd Ave, Vancouver
Terrific Sushi!
Submitted Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 12:30pm [Dine in]

Ajisai is a little hard to find, being tucked behind London Drugs, but journeying out to eat there is well worth it. It truly is a "sushi bar," in that they almost exclusively serve sushi and sashimi, and they do it very well.
My better half and I decided to split the Combination D, which included BC rolls, California rolls, tekka and kappa maki, and a selection of nigiri. The rolls were all delicious, with the BC rolls including a generous chunk of BBQ'd salmon inside, unlike most places that try to fill it up with lettuce. The quality of the fish was top-notch in the nigiri; even the surf-clam, which I usually find too chewy at most other Japanese restaurants, was tender and flavourful. The salmon and tuna were also notably tasty, and barely required soy sauce; the chef had put in just the right amount of wasabi to make the taste buds happy.
The servers seemed frazzled since the room was packed; though our teacups were filled it took a few minutes for someone to take our names down to wait for a seat. But it was "decent" and definitely not a deterrent from coming back.
The feel inside was quite intimate and cozy (though a little crowded). We sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed watching the sushi chefs make mouth-watering creations.
For two people, the bill came out to a little under $50 including tax, tips, and a beverage, and we were stuffed!
Will definitely come back to taste the myriad of nigiri options!

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Kisamos Greek Taverna3420 Moncton Street, Richmond
Yum!
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 1:41pm [Dine in]

We had an enjoyable double date here recently and the food was terrific.
We enjoyed their calamari appetizer immensely - the squid was soft and flavourful and not too greasy. Their roast lamb was also juicy and tender. Their portions are very generous. The saganaki [fried cheese] appetizer came late, and although it was delicious we were too full to finish all of it.
Service was a little slow at times when the restaurant was packed, but the server was quite nice and we knew it was really busy.
The restaurant is a little place so it could feel a little crowded and sometimes a touch noisy, but really the food is what makes it all worth it. We lingered till closing and they didn't rush us out.
Will return!!!

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George's Taverna3760 Moncton Street, #130, Richmond
Cute place in Steveston
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 1:36pm [Dine in]

I came here with my better half for dinner [for him] and a late snack [for me]. The restaurant was a little empty since it was past 9 at night.
We ordered lamb chops, which he and I agreed were juicy and tender. Very nice. We also had the scallop appetizer, which didn't quite meet my expectations. It looked and tasted like it came from frozen, and upon examination I wasn't even sure if they were real scallops.
Service was friendly, no complaints there!
Overall it was relatively inexpensive and the atmosphere was nice. The experience went well enough that I would return again when I'm in the area - but I'll probably pass on the scallops.

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Stepho's Greek Taverna1124 Davie St, Vancouver
You get a lot of bang for your buck
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

Three people eating to fullness for under $30 is an incredible deal...especially when the food is much better than the local McDonald's.
Their dolmanthes and roast lamb are very good, although I didn't really care too much for their rice pilar included in the lamb entree. The lamb itself was tender and well prepared, with not too much of that "lamby" smell.
Our orders were taken quite promptly and food came out fast. However, our water glasses were only refilled once and sat empty for half an hour until we left.
The ambiance is nice, the restaurant looks small from the outside but is pretty roomy once you go inside. We went for lunch so there weren't any lineups.
I will probably return for lunch since I don't think I'd be willing to wait outside for any extended period of time for the food here. (I agree with previous reviewers who say that there is better greek food at other places)

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Amato Gelato Cafe5951 No. 3 Road, Richmond
did this place get more expensive?
Submitted Monday, August 4, 2008 - 1:22pm [Dine in]

I came here a couple of weeks ago to fill a gelato craving. My friends told me that they're under new ownership. Well, that certainly explains why it costs nearly six dollars for two scoops of gelato.
The selection and taste are still consistently good here, but if I can shell out another couple of dollars and get half a litre of gelato rather than just two scoops, I probably won't be returning anytime soon.

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Cattle Hot Pot Restaurant8391 Alexandra Road, Unit 1150, Richmond
All you can eat hot pot
Submitted Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 11:55pm [Dine in]

Come here with an appetite...for meats! Vegetables are an endangered item on the menu, but that's okay because nobody goes to an all-you-can-eat place for veggies.
Not much to say about food...you cook it yourself so if it doesn't taste good that would be your own fault. The spicy soup was REALLY spicy and the satay soup was quite tasty. After cooking both were covered with the sludge of meat fat.
All the dishes we ordered came out really fast. Be careful when ordering oysters. I don't know what happened but we ended up with over a dozen and I thought we only ordered 3. That could be a good thing, but they'll charge you if you have too much left over.
It's kind of expensive, coming out to a little over $20 for dinner, but if you're a big eater you should be able to recoup that. Canned coke is only a buck.
It was pretty clean in there, washrooms weren't nasty. Bring hand sanitizer for handling all those raw meats and eat to your heart's content. They give out kleenex in a cute "cattle hot pot" packet with your bill, which was a nice touch.

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Spices3346 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Nice pho
Submitted Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 11:46pm [Dine in]

I'm always happy when new Vietnamese restaurants open up on the West side of Vancouver so I don't have to make the trek out to Kingsway or Richmond to get a bowl of pho.
Spices has very tasty pho, and it comes in a standard size that probably would be equal to "medium" at most other places. It's a little more expensive than, say, Pho Hoa, but you're also paying for the more pleasant ambiance. Combo meals were also tasty. My only complaint was that after eating the pho I felt really, really thirsty. But other than that it was quite good.
As I just mentioned, Spices has a nice room, with deep red walls and pretty overhead lamps, rather than the standard white walls and fluorescent lighting. The server was friendly and food came out very quickly.
Will return when I need that hot piping bowl of beef noodle soup :)

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
yum!!
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

I brought some out-of-town friends here for a quick meal on Canada Day and we were all quite impressed. The food was tasty and nicely presented. We were very happy with the marinated eggplant and the calimari. The oden was also very tasty and adding additional items into it wasn't expensive at all.
During ordering the waitress yelled out a few of the items to thek kitchen. I could take or leave that aspect but it's all part of the ambiance. Service was friendly and fast.
We spent about $10 a person (not super stuffed, but comfortable feeling). If you're really hungry then you could potentially break the bank eating here to stuff yourself silly but I suggest saving some room for a dessert crepe down the street to finish off a great meal.
Affordable and tasty - I like!

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Jang Mo Jib8320 Alexandra Street, Richmond
Good noodles
Submitted Saturday, July 5, 2008 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

Food: the japchae and spicy beef noodles were really well made - just the right chewy texture and lots of flavour. Gal bi [bbq beef shortribs] were tender and juicy, and the seafood pancake was also delicious (but very filling).
Service: It took them a while to refill our tea pitcher but we only had to remind them once and that was fixed. Food came out quite quickly.
Value: We spent a lot of money per person because of alcohol, but the food itself is at a reasonable price.
Ambiance: The dining room is cozy and well lit, and the bathrooms are clean. The accessible washroom seems to house workers' street clothes...they don't have a closet somewhere for this where patrons aren't weaving through a pile of shoes and pants to get to the toilet?

Overall, I will try it again. The japchae and galbi alone are worth the trip :)

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Havana Restaurant1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
not as bad as they say
Submitted Wednesday, June 18, 2008 - 9:16pm [Dine in]

Came here on a Monday night. They don't take reservations but our party of six was seated right away.
Food: The lamb curry was received well, as were the mussels (in blanco sauce) and the shrimp salad. The Montreal smoked meat sandwich left something to be desired, but my friend finished it anyway. The seafood paella was mostly mussels and shrimp with some sausage in it - not bad, not great. The sangria was not very strong in alcohol; it was like juice.
Service: Our server was friendly and had no problem with splitting our bill as we requested.
Ambiance: We were seated inside, which was kind of hot being summer, but the patio looked lively. There's lots of art and "so-and-so were here" scrawlings on the wall. The inside of the restaurant has an open kitchen, and an art gallery in the back. Washrooms were clean.

Will return to try the mojitos!

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Las Margaritas1999 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
fills you up
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2008 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

Which is good, if that is what you're looking for. Try the Mexican beer.
I'm not a fan of beans in general so I can't say if their refried beans are good or bad. The street tacos were alright, lots of fillings. The vegetarian fajita dish is humongous.
Service is friendly.
I like the spanish signs that label kitchen (cocina) and bathrooms (can't remember the word for bathroom). Overall the restaurant has a cozy feel to it.
Personally I like the Mexican food I've had in California better but then again California has a higher population of Mexicans than Vancouver.
May return to see about this margarita thing (problem?) that other reviewers are talking about.

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Pajo's Fish & Chips3500 Bayview Street, Richmond
great fish, so-so fries
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2008 - 1:34am [Dine in]

The weather finally perked up so a trip out to Steveston was in order. We made a beeline for Pajo's at Garry Point and were dismayed at the humongous lineup of screaming schoolchildren. No matter, there's one just a hop and a skip away, floating along next to the boardwalk.
We got the "one of each": 1 pc each of salmon, halibut, and cod. The fish was lightly battered and not overfried or dried out. Nice! However, the fries were soggy and not crisp. My dining companion commented that they felt "rubbery." Maybe undercooked a little bit?
The orders came out really fast, no complaints there.
I don't know what to say about ambiance. The hut itself is pretty cute. Not too hard to find seating up around the boardwalk.

Will have to come back to see if the fries are any better the second time around. Fish is great though...can we get them by themselves?

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Rice Bar4512 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
I like my rice
Submitted Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 8:41pm [Dine in]

For what they offer, I think RiceBar is very, very good. The food comes out quickly and hot, in generous portions. It even includes your choice of soup, salad, or dessert. All for ~$6-7. This is good news for students. Heck, it's good news for everybody!
What is better is that it's also not greasy and filled with salt, like some Chinese fast-food outlets. I had the beef ribs, usually a pretty greasy dish, and it had just the right amount of sauce and juiciness. It definitely doesn't leave you clamouring for a glass of water.
That being said, try the fresh watermelon juice! I saw them making it and there were definitely big pieces of real watermelon going into the making of that drink. It was very nice and refreshing.
The service is friendly and the space is large, clean, and bright.

Try it!!!

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Reef, The4172 Main Street, Vancouver
This is why I'd rather live in Vancouver
Submitted Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:01am [Dine in]

Professional duties have called me out of the city in recent months and I am relishing my current sojourn into delicious living. What better way to finish off my week-long vacation home than a festive "trip" to the Caribbean?

The lamb burger was a humongous offering of juicy tastiness, complete with plantain chips (or salad, if you prefer). Plantain chips are basically banana chips -- but so much better! My better half chose the mahi-mahi and enjoyed it very much. The rice that comes with it is very coconut-creamy.
A warning to the uninitiated: that harmless looking bottle of yellow gooey sauce is disturbingly spicy, so use sparingly if you're not used to it.

The host, bartender, and staff are all very friendly. No complaints here :)

It was little loud, so it was kind of hard to have a conversation without shouting. The larger groups of people, however, didn't seem to have any problems with it.

Will return!

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Rekados Grill4063 Main Street, Vancouver
very easy on the eyes and taste buds!
Submitted Monday, August 6, 2007 - 1:17am [Dine in]

Came here with my [Filipino] dining partner and was impressed by the look of the room as well as with the food.
Food: very delicious and well presented. the leche flan for dessert is a must.
service: everyone was friendly and food came out pretty quickly. our only quibble was that we had to ask for waters [but we ordered drinks so it wasn't a big deal]
ambiance: very contemporary, clean, bright, and spacious.

I definitely will be back!!

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Sai Z3116 West Broadway, Vancouver
great addition to the kitsilano dining scene
Submitted Thursday, May 3, 2007 - 1:24am [Dine in]

For some reason my previous review got deleted so here it is again. For the third time:

Food: fresh, well prepared, pricey, but very tasty. the sashimi here is really, really good :)

Service: friendly, not overbearing, quick; food was brought out quite quickly, tea cups were filled regularly, and the servers and hostess were very cheerful.

Ambiance: a little dark, but very intimate and good for dates (I came here for an anniversary dinner).

I don't think I can afford to come here every night, but it is definitely on my to-return-to list for special occasions

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Moxie's Classic Grill1759 West Broadway, Vancouver
*was* good
Submitted Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:35am [Dine in]

But then what happened?
I've come here several times and usually the food is consistently solid, but the most recent time it was "decent" to "poor."
Food: The potato items were incredibly salty, and my parent's breakfast dishes weren't hot...we kind of suspected this after seeing the same dish (that looked suspiciously like they belonged to us) being shuffled from table to table, homeless until the order was found and they were delivered.
Service: Usually good, but this time was harried and unorganized. Hostess was nowhere to be found when we entered the restaurant (it was a late lunch though, that could be why). The waitress was friendly but sometimes seemed a bit overwhelmed.
Ambiance: Good as usual.

I probably won't be going back for late lunches for a while, at least until summer training season is over. There was a big hockey game the night before so we figured all the "regulars" were staffing that shift.

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Cheesecake Etc.2141 Granville, Vancouver
Great Specials
Submitted Friday, March 23, 2007 - 10:46pm [Dine in]

Cheesecake etc. has two parts...the original little dark room and the larger "Tigers" room that is filled with pictures of elephants. Personally I like both...Tigers is better for larger groups, but the original room has the owner jamming away on the electric keyboard.
I think their cheesecakes are rather nice...I like them light and fluffy so they don't sit in your stomach like a block of fat. The ones on the menu are pretty good (plain cheesecake with strawberries) but I like their specials, which are changed up every once in a while. If they ever offer their "drunken peaches" special again, I highly recommend it. :) mmmmm!

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