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Ebi-Ten388 Robson Street, Vancouver
Cheap hot meal
By richie_rich of vancouver (45 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 25, 2015 - 10:34pm [Take-out]

Hello there,

Every time I pop by the VPL....I sometimes make a pit-stop to this little restaurant just next to Starbucks. Parking is expensive....one quarter I believe its 5 minutes..one dollar get you 20 minutes. As you step in...there is limited seating on the right and the back. The food cooler is to the left and the order cashier is right ahead of you. If you decide to have lunch at noon on a weekday there's a good lineup out the door as most people order takeout like myself. Dinner time is semi full as they close pretty late....10pm on weekdays, weekends and holidays till 9pm. Every item on the board menu is under $10 bucks so budget eats but limited selection. Service is fine for what it is...they take the order and you take a number.Lol

My favorites: rice bowls and tempura....Combo A Ebi-Ten bowl (2 prawn and 1/2 veg tempura, teriyaki chicken pieces on a bed of rice with mixed greens and Japanese mayo)$8.95....Combo B the Mega bowl same as above with mabo-tofu (spicy ground pork and cubed tofu)$9.75.... No. 1 teriyaki chicken on rice with salad and mayo $7.95 ....No.2 ten-don (6pc temp on rice) $7.95.....No. 4 katsu-curry bowl ( deep fried panko breaded pork cutlet and Japanese style curry on rice with shredded cabbage)$8.95.....the 6pc prawn tempura $6.75 or the $4.75 assorted tempura ( 3-prawns and 4 veggies).

Taste?? Tempura (usually made to order) comes out hot crisp and non greasy!! .They have this little machine.....drop battered prawn or veggie on one end...gets fried in the middle for a minute or two and comes out on the other side..automatically get picked by a convoyor belt on to a draining area. Pretty Cool. The teriyaki chicken are thigh meat pieces marinated in sweet soy...good stuff. Mabo-tofu is their version on a Sichuan ma-po dish....not bad..could use more hot bean paste. The pork cutlet is crisp and tender...the curry sauce is mild sweet heat with bits of shredded pork. I do have to admit I have tried their California roll and udon noodles...Roll was small and borderline mushy....passable. Tempura udon No.9..the tempura outshined the noodles and the base...inbetween grade here.

All in all... quick and cheap meal but pick the right one. They take cash, debit and I can't recall..credit cards. Thanks for reading.

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Triple O's2015 Main Mall, Vancouver
Not a Good Impression
By me3vanc of Cloverdale (14 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 7:19am [Dine in]

Grad day for family member so grabbed a quick late lunch here as we didn't know campus well. Bacon cheeseburger for one, vanilla milkshake and fries for another; poutine and coffee for me at a cost of approx. $24. We were told only healthy food was salad and they were sold out at 3pm on a Friday. Had to wait for coffee creamer as it had gone bad in the bowl - ice had turned to water. Milkshake was full of bubbles and melted really fast, we had discussion as to whether it was safe to drink. Service was not great, guess they are used to ignoring students.

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Timkee Kitchen2365 Burrard St, Vancouver
Healthy, clean food option
By susanbeasley of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 22, 2015 - 7:58pm [Take-out]

We ordered from here last night and was delightfully surprised. Normally I am not one that strays for take-out, especially if it is not organic or vegetarian, but because my husband insisted I had to give in.

We got the spring rolls, tofu hot pot and mixed veggies with a curry sauce. It was fresh and hot. What was a relief was that the food did not have see excess grease floating around, which is quite common for Chinese cuisine. No msg on the food was also a plus. The bill came out quite inexpensive and managed to fill us so we were good to go. If I ever wanted Chinese take out, I would consider ordering again. In a city like this one where Chinese food can be found in abundance, delivering food that actually stands out can be quite the task.

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Fatburger1101 Denman St., Vancouver
A Cheddar Detour
By richie_rich of vancouver (45 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 3:20am [Dine in]

Hello there,
I haven't had a good beef burger in months and one of my buddies had an appointment with the justice system to grieve a ticket he got makin a left turn during rush hours...oops!! Anyways, we decided on Fatburger after his run in with the law...we pegged a time of 130pm as it would be a non lunch zoo.
Parking is a bit of b**ch..... expensive on Denman Street if there is space and no parking after 3pm. Myself....I usually pay park on the side street of the Denman Mall next to No Frills or just a block in..free 2 hour parking on the left side or right side. I was lucky enough to find one just there.
I stepped inside the joint...nice modern 1950s decor with chrome accents..like all the other Fatburgers. My buddy was already inside ordering his meal....6oz burger with combo of fries and pop. I decided on the 6oz burger { MickyD's are 4oz quarter pounder} with Canadian Cheddar ($1.19) with my free topping of just RED relish, grilled onions and deli pickles. ADD a combo ($4.99)..... instead of fries or salad...got a side order of onion rings and of course the bottomless drink for a grand total of $14.88 and small tip of 50 cents. I have to add the cashier who was doing my order was the supervisor...he did things in a orderly and professional manner...no problems there. Anyways, got a number tag and sat down.
We had to wait about 5 to 8 minutes for our food to arrive. Verdict...my burger was tasty...beef was lean and semi juicy. The addition of cheddar and relish...brings back old school memories of a greasy spoon cafe on Princess street. My onion rings...well...non greasy ..standard fare..I still think A&W's rings are still the champ in this dept.
All in all...good burger...ok rings. Price is a tad expensive. A soft recommendation...a non occasionally treat. I almost forgot...what happened in court??...found out he beat the rap as the the copper did not show up to defend his issued ticket. All he said "I rather have burgers than a ticket anytime." I agree. Thanks for reading.

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Timkee Kitchen2365 Burrard St, Vancouver
Chinese Chicken spot
By michwilliams of vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, May 18, 2015 - 11:40am [Dine in]

My roomie introduced me to this place last year and since then I’ve come back a couple of times for second and third helpings. Even my boyfriend approved of it, which is a good sign cause he’s very picky.

I would have to say eating in is much better than take out - I think the food comes fresher and faster, and the experience is better. There's a huge variety of dishes to choose from, but the ones that deserve all the praise are the chicken ones. You can't go wrong with a chicken teriyaki or orange peel chicken here.

Prices are a little on the high side for Chinese I would say, but if you are a foodie like myself, you won’t mind paying extra.

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Slice of Chicago5812 Fraser Street, Vancouver
One of the best pizza places for me in Vancouver
By mikemiligan444 of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:16pm [Dine in]

I tried this place when I found them online just looking for some pizza in Vancouver. I ordered through their website and it was a great service. Really easy and in around 2 minutes somebody was calling me to confirm my order. After 30 minutes or so they arrived with my "Bubba Gump" pizza (great reference btw) and it really surprised me. The taste was great and original. A lot of this fraser places stand out just because of pricing but these guys are worth a little bit more.

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89 Inn Restaurant6372 Fraser Street, Vancouver
so so ...
By ngongocnhi20 of Richmond , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 2:03am [Dine in]

last night, we went to the Chinese Restaurant based on a local's recommendation. We liked the fact that it is a neighborhood place. The staff were friendly and polite. Good range of dishes and portions were okay. Extensive cocktail list but they are not that fantastic. Food was fresh and well cooked. Friendly staff and not too pricey

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Tacofino Comissary, The2327 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Simple, Tasty, Fresh
By WeLoveFood of North Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:49pm [Dine in]

At lunch they always hit the mark. It's hopping busy most days so be prepared to wait during peak hours. The menu is ultra simple, 1 taco for $6, 2 for $10, a burrito, nachos, tortilla soaps, that's about it. The concept is they only do what they do well and nothing else. The concept works, there is brilliance in the KISS principle. We have had all the tacos and our favourites are the tuna, pork jowl, and tempura although I think they are all equally good, it's just personal preference. My hubby loves the burrito here as well. Drinks are decent and reasonable, we especially like the Caesars. The service has been efficient and congenial every time we've been here, no one's trying to pretend they're anyone they're not or trapsing around trying to serve you on stilettos. They just say flat out on the menu no substitutions so if you're high maintenance, ultra fussy or have allergies that need to be catered to this might not be the ideal place for you. Also, a majority of the seating requires sharing tables which is only a problem if you think it is.

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Fatty Cow Seafood Hot Pot5108 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
A fun and interactive meal...
By WeLoveFood of North Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:17pm [Dine in]

We were a party of 8 on Sunday after Chinese New Year, 2 families, mixed nationalities. This is very fun experience. A couple of people at our table weren't so adventurous and I think they had a hard time with the concept of cooking all the food, the communal boiling soup, etc. but that's nothing to do with the restaurant, just something to consider if you're bringing guests who aren't used to Asian food. The food was plentiful, in fact we over ordered and had to send some back! We liked the prawns, marinated beef, dumplings, wontons, noodles and veggies. Lots of selection and variety, maybe even a little too much. The value is absolutely great for the sheer quantity of food including seafood and very fresh greens of all kinds. This is a fun meal to go out for once in awhile, maybe not something to have when it's super hot out or if you're not very hungry. We booked an early table and got excellent service to start with but once the place filled up the servers were really stressed to keep up but still did their best. We found the "time limit" to be a non-issue because we had more than enough time to order, cook, eat and do it all over again until we were completely satisfied. We would do this again, absolutely without a doubt. Great value because this is an entertaining activity (the cooking part) as well as a meal.

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Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana1190 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Worth waiting in line for...
By WeLoveFood of North Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:08pm [Dine in]

Our first time here was about 3 months ago and we've been back 5 times already and we are NOT avid pizza eaters! This is traditional Naples style pizza, so not very similar to the Panago, Domino Little Caesars poor excuse of pizza we North Americans are used to. We heard Via Tevere imports the flour and don't know if it's true or not but it TASTES true! It's a busy place, no resos so get here when they first open. They are only open for dinner and there will be a line up around the corner if you get there 10 minutes later. The service is casual but friendly and efficient. Everything we've tried has been a hit. So far we've ordered caprese and arugula salads, both dressed just right and the arugula salad is big enough for meal with some bread. Antipasto platter has all the elements we like, good mix of meats, cheese, pickled/roasted veg, more than enough to share. Be forewarned, the meatballs are moist, tasty, and addictive. But the star of the show is obviously the pizza. We like the Napoletana best but all the pizzas we see served to other tables look awesome. It's all about the basics, the oven and the simplicity. We did order the daily pasta one time and my hubby liked it but I didn't think it was stellar. Still, why would you come to the best pizza place in town an not order pizza? If you still have room share a donut for dessert. I'm not much for sweets but I found the donut to be yummy. My teenage son inhaled 2 of these donuts without even blinking.

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Timkee Kitchen2365 Burrard St, Vancouver
Great value for the food!
By Jennfung05 of kitsalano, vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 11:08am [Dine in]

As a student the value for the food was awesome! The service was very quick and fast but the only thing is that its a small restaurant so there could be a little bit of a wait. But other than that a great place to try some authentic Thai food.

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Jitlada Thai Restaurant1459 W Broadway, Vancouver
have to try onece
By ngongocnhi20 of Richmond , BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 8:04am [Dine in]

All the girls are stunning and they wear traditional costume which is a lovely touch. Service was excellent and the food came out in good time even though the restaurant was packed.
It makes some of the best thai food in Vancouver.Dishes were full of flavour and cooked to perfection.The spring rolls, pad thai, duck and basil, egg plant and lettuce wrap are all highlights.

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Grand View Szechuan Restaurant4181 East Fraser St., Vancouver
We eat here every month
By JRo of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:55pm [Dine in]

We brought two friends and had five fantastic dishes.
The vegetable dish done just right, with a perfect amount of crunch in the beans and asparagus, and the mushrooms were nutty and flavourful.
The crispy ginger beef had just the right crunch and spiciness.
The seafood hot pot was sizzling when it arrived, so a delightful presentation.
I loved the fried tofu wedges. I'm sure I ate more than my share.
Our server, Debbie, was friendly and helpful.
This was good value for a reasonable price.

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Graze3980 Fraser Street, Vancouver
A Relaxing Place, but ...
By dinnerguests of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:10pm [Dine in]

Our daughter chose this lovely neighbourhood restaurant for a family celebration. She was thrilled to try the plant-based meals, and we each ordered a different item for brunch. My husband's Vegetable Hash was a bland medley of stuff of the same color: chick peas, potatoes, and ???--it tasted earthy like beets. There was no attempt to break the monotony of yellow. He felt the dish was like eating one big curried potato. Other than his plate, our meals were attractive. None of our food was hot, just lukewarm. The textures and flavours did not work well together either. The dressings were acidic, and the food tough. Tough kale, tough tofu, tough bennie biscuit. The food has left one of us burping the remainder of the day, skipping the next meal, and seeking the relief from an ant-acid.

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Dosa Corner8248 Fraser Street, #110, Vancouver
One of the best!
By EatsFats of Vancouver (321 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 7:22am [Dine in]

Relatively clean place, bright, open. Service was friendly enough but they are a tad short staffed.
There is an amazing selection of dosa's and they're really good. Extensive menu with many options. Server told us mild is the default and if you want spicy, you gotta ask, which is great. Could enjoy the food without suffering as happens at some places.
The other dishes we tried were not perfect, some parts of each were fantastic, some meh but everyone enjoyed every dish. Boy oh boy, some of the portions looked quite substantial! No skimping out here. Everything seemed to have been made to order (except the slow cooker curried of course), fresh and not overcooked.

We lasted the day without getting super thirsty or bloated/plugged as many other Indian places.

Highly recommended, we would return again for sure to sample the rest of the menu

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
Is it just me?, or....
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (98 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 1, 2015 - 3:54pm [Dine in]

We've been coming here for years. We're not regular customers but maybe twice a year. I remember when we first came here, we thought it was one of the best Italian restaurants - reasonable prices, excellent fresh food, casual atmosphere. This is what I wrote in 2011.

But recently, I've found Lombardo's a big let down. Was there a change in ownership or menu? The spaghetti wasn't the same. I'm not a fan of the thick dough pasta. The linguini vongole was not up to par. The salads were fresh but lacked taste. Same with the pizza - bland. Marcello's is far superior in all aspects. Lombardo's staff are still excellent and professional and the atmosphere is still quirky ....but it's the food that's most important.

Sorry, but I won't be returning.

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
Le Croc - 'nuff said'
By honorberry of kits, vancouver (37 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:42am [Dine in]

Le Crocodile continues to be an oldie but a real goodie. They're consistent in terms of food quality, plating, and service. They are also active in trying to accommodate requests.

Our most recent experience was for a birthday celebration. It seems that many people were celebrating that evening, at least 4 of which i was aware. We chose the tasting menu and as the previous reviewer said, nothing was 'taste bud' blowing, BUT only because everything was spot on.

Granted we are slow eaters, conversation and wine flowed; our experience was 3 hours of pure enjoyment. We were stuffed after the saffron pasta with chanterelle mushrooms. We soldiered on and persevered through the exquisite complementary dish combinations.

The only reason i allocated a '3' rather than a '4' for value is for the Sommelier and the wine. The list of wines is overwhelmingly long and we didn't feel the advice we got was sincere. It was a sales push in earnest. Despite this, our dining celebration was a definite hit.

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Provence Marinaside1177 Marinaside Cres, Vancouver
Provenance Provence
By honorberry of kits, vancouver (37 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 1, 2015 - 8:16am [Dine in]

I'm apprehensive about praising 'Provence Marinaside' purely for the fact that i know once the secret is back out - i'll have to wait for a table. The renovations are finally done and the place looks amazing, very sleek yet Provence still maintains their laid back style.

Came for dinner, left happy, full and wanting more - in the sense of when is my calendar free so i can come back? The menu choice was varied, portion size was pretty good and our server was amazing. She was professional, friendly, and not too in your face.

I do wish i had known about 40% off a bottle of wine at the start of the meal though. The server recommended a couple of 'bite size' dishes - all delicious. 2 'tapas' style dishes for $10 AND on Monday, the dishes are available for $3/each.

We shared a variety of appetizers that included quinoa salad, seafood salad, squid and clams. We probably ate too much bread due to the yummy sauces that we mopped up without hesitation. Our mains consisted of crab, halibut, pasta and bouillabaisse. In all honesty, the plates when back to the kitchen 'clean'. #impressive

This should be a go to place for everything! - for brunch (also really good), business lunch, out of town guest dinner, casual dinner. Just go!

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Cactus Club Cafe1790 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
One of the better Cactus Club Cafe restaurants
By pkwok of Shaughnessy, Vancouver (122 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 9:08pm [Dine in]

Many reviews have been written about various Cactus Club Cafe restaurants, so I will not repeat what has been said. In terms of food quality, this one is very much on par with the rest, consistently maintaining the Feenie-specified standards. Service, too, is up there with the best of them. What makes this one different are two things: (1) the setting -- by the beach, facing the beautiful sunset over English Bay, and (2) the upstairs, at least, being smaller, more intimate, and surprisingly non-noisy, despite the many hard surfaces of the decor. I and my friend had a most pleasant dinner, enjoying the food, the view, and most of all, easy conversation because of the relatively subdued noise level. The downstairs is bigger and has a bar in it, so it may be a little noisier. After dinner, take a stroll on the beach. Very pleasant and enjoyable.

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LA Grill904 W King Edward Ave, Vancouver
Poor choice for a Neighbourhood restaurant
By clumsywaiter of Metro Vancouver (17 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 27, 2015 - 10:57am [Dine in]

Every neighbourhood has a no frills restaurant you can go to have a quick dinner, drink and watch the game.We decided to watch the hockey playoffs from this restaurant.

Ordered some pub faves to start - chicken wings and potato skins.

Wings tasted like Pinty's only worse - you can tell the sauce is store bought

Potato skins- acceptable but the cheese they used tasted like a blend of cheeses you can get from kraft.

Caesar salad- nothing to write home about - acceptable

Don't bother coming here even with the late night specials. If you are looking for a local restaurant in the King Ed Oak area Neighbours is the better choice.

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