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Hitoe Sushi3347 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
I won't go here again
By BrianM of West Vancouver, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 6:28am [Dine in]

Restaurant was small and cramp. Sushi was not fresh and not worth the price I paid. The service was so bad I only left a $2 tip for a group of five. I can tell the patrons are all locals who live in the area who don't have a car that's why they are forced to eat there. There are so many good sushi restaurants on dennam, don't go to Hitoe Sushi

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Bella Gelateria1089 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Unexpectedly poor
By EatsFats of Vancouver (322 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

Really loved the gelato from the original location so quite looked forward to the new location, which also serves Napoletana style pizza.

We stayed away in the beginning due to the long line ups, but finally got a chance to go. We ended up at a very non-busy time, maybe only 2 or 3 other tables there.

Service, quite slow. I was really surprised by how long. The pizza should be very quick and especially given the lack of other customers there. They weren't exactly fast to get or order either, the waitress took the order, went away, then came back because she got confused or mixed up about what we ordered.
After the meal, we also ordered some dessert and a gelato on a cone. Not only did it also take a long time, they got the gelato order wrong. Somebody came back to "fix" the order, but the "fix" also took a long time. In a near empty restaurant!!! All told, we spent much more than an hour there for 2 pizzas and an ice cream. In an empty restaurant. There's no way they generate enough turnover to keep the place running.

To add insult, the gelato here (which we have since tried a few times) is not as good as the other location, usually too sweet. The dessert billed as "tiramisu", was nothing like that. It was a biscuit with 3 very, very tiny balls (~ 2cm diameter) of gelato. And it was really expensive.

The pizza was mediocre. You can get just as good from Famoso or any other number of joints around town. Absolutely nothing special, except maybe by being 10-20% more expensive than the competition! Our evaluation of the pizza correlates well with other friends and acquaintances who also tried at other times. "Meh, it was ok" was the general response.

Not recommended. You can get way better Neapolitan style pizza in any number of places around town. For gelato, the original location is better. For the same stuff, walk up a few blocks and get it for less cost and less lineup. For dessert or pizza, head around the corner to Sciue.

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Linh Cafe2836 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Quite the pleasant surprise!
By EatsFats of Vancouver (322 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 10:18pm [Dine in]

French style food from what seems to be a Vietnamese chef. Quite a small place, but very friendly.
The server was pretty good if a bit over the top, I'm not complaining.

Eh, the food? WOW! Yeah, wow! Quelle surprise! A couple of French breakfasts were stupendous. Sure, I've had this level of quality before, but at way more expensive and fancy joints. The actual dishes, well, no, I've not had them before, so it has a double hit of good and unique.
We also had the pho which is quite different from other pho joints in town, but was also quite well done. I rather suspect it is more "authentic" as a breakfast item than the other guys,but I suspect most people will prefer "the usual" style more as a full meal.

Tried some croissants which also got the big thumbs up from the party. The thing was just all good food, surprisingly so.

Definitely worth a return trip. Highly recommended.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Memorable night, because of the service
By yellowcf of Mississauga (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 31, 2014 - 9:13pm [Dine in]

Eating at Akbars has been a great experience. The waiter that we had was extremely cordial and nice. We never had to call him or remind him of anything, which was good because we could focus on the important part: the meal.

I specially loved the malai kofta with basmati rice. I’ve had Indian food many, many times, and one dish I had never grown to love was the malai kofta. I decided to try it here and was absolutely delighted. By far, the best kofta I’ve ever had! The mango cheese cake is pretty good too.

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Earnest Ice Cream3992 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Exclusive and expensive
By gabaqueen of ottawa (9 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 31, 2014 - 7:58pm [Take-out]

Open only four days a week and with the prices they charge for an ice cream, this is definitely one of those places that wants to differenciate themselves as high end, upscale food.

Other than that, the ice cream is good. I had the london fog and really liked it, but im not sure I would come back.

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Akbar's Own Indian Restaurant1905 West Broadway, Vancouver
Definitely Not the Best, But Not Bad Either
By radsah34 of North Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

I'm not going to lie, I have to admit this was not my first choice... Vij's was. But the +1 wait time put us off so while driving off we decided to take our date to Akbars. I have found the food to be pretty good nothing "WOW" or exceptional though. But a safe choice I guess.

And bam, when we arrived we had to wait around here as well. It was late and we were w/o a reservation, so what choice did we have?

We had the rogan rosh, vegetable korma, butter chicken, rice and naan. The lamb was okay, a little unseasoned in my opinion, but the vegetable korma was delicious and kind of made up for the lack of taste of the other. My boyfriend did find the butter chicken good. For about $13 for a main, prices are not bad. Service was alright, the server was attentive but not too the point of being annoying or clingy.

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Gold Train Express Vietnamese Cuisine4530 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver
Great Value
By kylewelsofrd of Vancouver BC Canada (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:39pm [Dine in]

Great food for little money. Service is pretty good. If you want a cheep place to eat this is really a good spot! I loved the spring roles and the soups. The restaurant is quite run down, but it adds to the ambiance. There all also TV's that show sports. Overall, love this restaurant.

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Gyoza Bar + Ramen622 West Pender Street, Vancouver
A different take on Gyoza
By itadakimasu of Vancouver (101 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2014 - 1:13pm [Dine in]

Went here last week with 4 friends. The building is old but they did a great job on renovating and making it hip and comfortable. Greeted by a nice young lady and server. Lots of interesting dishes on the menu. We ordered one of the Gyoza dishes which comes in a pan and stuck together. They were tasty and not like the usual gyozas which can be bitter sometimes. Also had the brussel sprouts which were fantastic! I still prefer Gyoza King (Robson) for gyozas but I will come back to Gyoza Bar again to try everything else on the menu.

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Rangoon1602 Yew Street, Vancouver
Great Authentic Burmese Food
By redfoxpc of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 4:09pm [Dine in]

Having just arrive to Vancouver from Burma it is hard to find a Burmese restaurant anywhere in Vancouver. I was amaze that I found one in Kitsilano. My first impression that this restaurant ran by a Vietnamese family their food might not be authentic. For first time tasting as this restaurant I tried the seafood salad and the Mohinga. However to my amazement the salad and soup is great and as authentic as how they would taste like in Burma. They also have a Vietnamese menu, however I haven't try any Vietnamese dishes but I can only assume that it is as good as the Burmese menu.

It is a bit quiet in this restaurant but I didn't come at dinner time so I don't know if it would be busy then. There was only one server on shift, however the level of service was outstanding. I would definitely come back and would refer my friends to come. Thank you Rangoon.

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Adelitas5178 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
The best in Vancouver
By sunyflower of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2014 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

I love this places, everything so fresh, homemade, extremely taste. They have a big menu but also they do different dishes for special of the day..I just can say Incredible taste...like in vacations in Mexico.
Try it the tacos so yummy, Enchiladas ask for the one in green sauce with melted cheese and come with fresh guacamole, beans and rices....They make my days HAPPY Thanks ADELITAS!!!!

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IPOH Asian House2128 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Utter Disappointment
By aeis2000 of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 17, 2014 - 6:56pm [Dine in]

This is not what south east asian food taste like.
I had the Char Kway Teow which tasted just like any ordinary stir fried rice noodles which you can get any any HK cafe.
Wife had the KL Noodles which tasted equally bad.

I grew up in singapore and malaysia so i know what it should taste like.
This place is just using all the names of the south east asian favourites and doing it their way.

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Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe3598 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Lousy place. Worst server ever!
By cathy m of Ladner , B.C. (12 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 4:43pm [Dine in]

Had lunch at Aphrodites earlier this week. Ordered the large bowl of turkey vegetable soup.
When the server arrived, the soup had spilt over into the plate, onto the bread, into the little butter container and was all over the spoon including the handle.

The server explained that he had "almost tripped" with the soup.
He wanted to know if i "cared" stating that "some people wouldn't care".
I told him i cared and he took the soup away.
He returned with the same bowl of soup complete with spill marks, same soggy bread and same butter but now on a new plate with a clean spoon. The bowl made ring marks on the plate and had cooled down.

Anyways i ate what was left of the soup-it was quite thin and not a lot of veggies and hardly any turkey.
For this they charged $7.95

My friend paid the bill and i don't know if a tip was left or not. I wouldn't have left him a dime.

I emailed in a complaint but never heard back.
A miserable experience-will never go back.

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Frites & Fries With Benefits1011 Granville St., Vancouver
Excellent Poutine!
By Katarina Speckman of Vancouver (Downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

After briefly noting the existence of this new mini restaurant on Granville's busy downtown strip, I decided to stop in to evaluate the competition.
After a long and inclusive search, I have tried many of the city's variations on poutine, the classic french-canadian dish so beloved by many. Where would this little fast-food gem fall on the spectrum that included La Belle Patate and Mean Poutine?

The Frites poutine did not disappoint. Major points for the thick, soft fries, flavourful gravy, and authentic squeaky cheese curds. It's a simple but delicious take on the original.

As a bonus, the staff were friendly and pleasant, and the meal was super affordable-- $5 for a regular poutine.
I would love to try their waffles and fries with the myriad of sauces that they offer for dipping.

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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Not the place for a business dinner
By jbgirl21 of Victoria (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:46pm [Dine in]

I have been visiting Vancouver for the longest of time, mainly for leisure but lately for business. A couple I was doing business with decided to take me out to dinner here. I know of other Indian restaurants but let them lead as they are locals. I shouldn't have. We arrived for our reservation on time at 6 pm only to find a couple-filled restaurant. The restaurant is more set up for couples and families, NOT business! In fact, we were one of the only tables that was not a couple. Skipping that part though, food was good. Prices are about $15 a dish, which is okay for dinner. I went for the mixed platter and then onto a chicken methi with rice. The timing was perfect, my main arrived as soon as I was taking my last bite off of the pakora. I felt that the chicken was good, but it could have been a bit more spicy. The coconut curry seemed really good, but I didnt try it. I will consider this restaurant for indian food when I come back for non-business related issues.

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9th Avenue Grill1822 West Broadway St., Vancouver
2pm breakfast
By jbgirl21 of Victoria (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

Whenever I am in Vancouver, I try to go somewhere different each time. Compared to Victoria, they have tons of restaurants with different food options to go for. I have been a countless number of times to Vancouver for a number of reasons but never ate here. Looking for a place to eat breakfast at 2 pm, you know your options will be quite limited.

Serving breakfast ALL DAY, 9th avenue was the answer to my prayers. There was a huge variety of things to choose from. Not feeling very explorative, I went for the 9th Ave Benny Special, a bagel and some coffee. How creative of me, I know. The hollandaise sauce was delicious and took away the sour feeling I had of ordering the most expensive one on the list AND waiting for it for a long time. Another thing that lifted my mood from the slow service and expensive meal was to know that my coffee was organic and fairtrade.

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Meat & Bread1033 West Pender St, Vancouver
Sometimes great, sometimes just okay
By EarlPearl of North Vancouver (69 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 8:23pm [Take-out]

Meat and Bread is very close to where I sometimes work and I've grabbed a sandwich from there 4 or 5 times so far. Several times, I've had amazing sandwiches and a couple times the bread has been dry or too chewy to eat easily. The corned beef and curried chicken were my favorites; the vegetarian was my least favorite. I don't expect gourmet for those prices so overall it's a good price for a quick bite that satisfies and that's all you really need for a working lunch.

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Come Along Seafood Restaurant2550 Kingsway, Vancouver
Came and left stuffed!!
By richie_rich of vancouver (49 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, October 10, 2014 - 5:18am [Dine in]

Hello there,

It was my old man's 80th birthday...my mom decided on dinner at this restaurant which I have heard of but never been to. Reservations for 5 at 6:30pm were made several days before this big weekday event.
The parking was a bit scattered...you can park on Kingsway if its after rush hours or at the back of the restaurant as there are roughly 8 parking stalls. However on that day...both the Kingsway side and the back were full so I ended up parking on a side street just next to Norquay Park. Anyways, upon entering the establishment... nice modern chic oriental decor and the restaurant was semi full already. We got seated promptly and checkout the menu. We ending up ordering 8 dishes...no typo...omg!!!

1) Beijing Duck aka Peking duck...this was a 2 course meal. First came the duck skin, hot thin tortilla size crepes and the hoisin sauce plus scallions. The crepe was big enough to fold into a pocket... no leakage. Taste was crispy and not grease. Very nice start. The other half was the lettuce wraps or aka Chinese tacos where the duck meat is diced and stir fried with diced water chestnuts, carrots, celery, shiitake mushrooms and other goodies. Basically, hot filling for the lettuce with a touch of hoisin sauce. This was also very good.

2) West Lake Beef and Egg swirl soup..pretty good with a touch of firm mung bean noodles.

3) Prawn and Scallop with XO sauce (type of satay sauce:salty,mild heat and strong fish taste like the use of anchovies in Italian cooking) The seafood was tender and cooked perfectly. The snow peas were crisp and sweet.

4) Sweet and Sour spareribs....these were super tender and the sauce was not overly sweet or sour..just mild to the taste buds....not bad. I think my sister enjoyed this the most as she thought it was balanced.

5) Beef with Gai-Lan (aka Chinese broccoli)....super big crunchy veggie and tender slices of beef. Standard stuff.

6) Stir Fry Pea shoots with garlic...........tender shoots....very good.

7) Yeung Chow Fried Rice....big pieces of shrimp, diced bbq pork, diced carrots, threaded egg and wonderful wok flavor/smell. My favorite dish.

8) Pan fried Chinese Mushrooms with Yee Mein....... I ran out of room. My brother's favorite dish. He said it was very good.

I have to mention the service was excellent. They refilled our tea several time and replaced our dirty dishes several time in the course of the meal. I also have to mention the dish size was quite large..which is a good thing. We ended up skipping dessert. The tab came to $150 with a $20 tip to boot. I believe we had 6 containers to take home. All in all...very good food, friendly service and my dad loves leftovers. Thanks for reading..time to pass out.

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Pizza Factory701 Kingsway, #3, Vancouver
wings and pizza
By adamH of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 12:10am [Dine in]

I recently had honey garlic wings at this pizza store on kingsway and fraser which tasted really delicious, they were crispy and perfectly cooked. The pizza i had was the taco pizza which also tasted really good. They were generous on the cheese which reminds me of how my mother used to cook pizzas. The man working in the front had great customer service, the wait for the food wasn't that long either.

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Jethro's Fine Grub3455 Fraser St, Vancouver
Long wait for an average meal
By Gibbler of Coquitlam, BC (15 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:04pm [Dine in]

Went on a Saturday morning and were seated right away, but after we ordered, we waited 25-35 mins for the meal and noticed that the tables seated before/after us waited a long time as well. The tables were full and the restaurant was loud.
The crab cake benedict was good and we would recommend it.
However, the huevos rancheros was disappointing. It came with a large serving of plain white rice and a piece of corn bread which I was looking forward too, but it was a large slice of slightly dry corn pancake broken in two. The best part of the plate was the salsa.
At other tables, we saw huge servings of pancakes which just looked unappetizing. The customer ate about a quarter of the portion.

We were looking forward to trying a new breakfast place, unfortunately, I don't think we will be returning to this one. Even though the crab cake benedict was good...

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El Camino's3250 Main Street, Vancouver
Arepas to die for
By Ruben of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 7:03pm [Dine in]

Found this hidden gem by mistake one Sunday afternoon when walking with a friend around the neighborhood. We walked in and looked at the menu and noticed they were serving Arepas (a very typical Colombian and Venezuelan dish) at first I hesitated on trying any of them as they were $7,50 and to be honest I can easily make them at home for just a fraction of the cost. But the waitress (who I must say was impressively attentive) found out I am Venezuelan and offered me to try one of the Arepas for free, as she really wanted my opinion on how authentic they are. Well I order the Shrimp Arepa and oh boy was I impressed!!! simply delicious!!! they took a very traditional dish and knock it up a notch!!! very TASTY and innovative like the rest of the dishes we tried. this place is a must go if you are in the mood for innovative Latin American food.

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