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Top Cantonese Cuisine2752 Kingsway, Vancouver
Very dissapointed
By this_restaurant_sucks of sweden (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, June 27, 2014 - 1:20pm [Dine in]

Not impressed, gave a good impression for the first minute, but changed dramatically.The table that was given was in a separate room. The worst tables were located there!! The room was not sanitary, full of flies and mosquitoes!! They swat the flies whilst people were eating!! The smell and ventilation was awful!! The waiters were rude and offensive. They spilt the food and still severed it, same goes for the water, spills on the table/turntable. The dinnerware was all dirty/greasy, and broken, same with the utensils. Would never recommend due to service and pricing of food!

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Osteria Napoli1660 Renfrew St., Vancouver
The food is disgusting and the service is terrible!!
By galuchan of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 2:36pm [Dine in]

The crazy old waiter shouted at us for no reason standing in the middle of the restaurant. My friend and I wanted to happily celebrate our one year anniversary but the waiter totally ruined our day and our mood. We already told them we were using an offer purchased from Groupon when we made our reservation. However, when we got there, the waiters acted like we never told them and started screaming at us saying we should have let them know ahead of time. I never seen such ill-mannered and unprofessional services at a restaurant before. The only word I can use to describe uncultured this restaurant is horrible.

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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant4250 Main St, Vancouver
5-star Thai food!
By lucyca of burnaby and vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 1:09pm [Dine in]

A meal at Sawasdee never fails to disappoint. This is one of the best Thai restaurants I have been to in the area. Not only is the service swift and fast, but cheap as well.

Every time I go, no matter how crowded it is, the service is done at a lightning speed. The food comes in 10 or maximum 15 minutes from the time you order. The servers literally run to get to everyone as fast as they can.

The curry really tasty, whether it be in the red curry chicken or in the curry with tofu dish. I would highly recommend their coconut rice. Simply delicious. A slight surprise many non-meat eaters get here are the varieties for vegetarians.

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Au Petit Cafe4851 Main Street, Vancouver
Cheap Vietnamese eat
By lucyca of burnaby and vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

Really inexpensive, good Vietnamese cuisine in Vancouver. I went to check them out the other day and wondered what took me so long! I had heard a lot about their bahn mi sandwiches and couldn't resist not trying them (I love Vietnamese and Thai food). Besides their sandwiches, they also have amazing mains. The ones with the bread, like Banh Mi Xiu Mai Dia, are really good. Unlike other Vietnanmese or Asian places, there are not many things for vegetarians to order, which can be a bit of a downer.

The place gets crowded really quickly due to its size (the place is super tiny) so if you plan on coming here, make sure its a near to solo trip! Some other things to take into consideration is that they only take cash and close super early (7 pm).

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Edible Canada at the Market1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Over priced-slow service
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (31 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 2:58pm [Dine in]

I started with gazpacho it was very good, my companion had the marinated vegetables which she said were "blah". The halibut was good, my companions salmon was very good. The service was really slow, with along wait between the courses. I felt the prices were quite high compared to other comparable restaurants.

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Cafe de l'Orangerie1320 West 73rd Avenue, Vancouver
Sweet visit
By eileenf of Olympia, Washington (4 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 11:28am [Dine in]

Absolutely loved the creamy tomato spaghetti, it is such a charming, appetizing dish. The homemade croquettes were also wonderful. After having such a delightful meal, the fondan chocolate was simply the great 'cherry on top!' Don’t mind the wait (I had to wait nearly 20 minutes), because it is worth it, sweet and good. As for the service, it was pretty good too. The staff was cheerful and friendly. This is a very interesting restaurant/cafe because it is a fusion of Japanese with Western food. The locale is small but comfy, and finding a space to park space can be a bit difficult. I will surely go eat at Cafe de l'Orangerie when I'm in Vancouver.

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Roc Seafood Restaurant, The5688 Main Street, Vancouver
Food was okay, but they will nickel and dime you to death
By aquadl of Vancouver (44 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 23, 2014 - 12:49pm [Dine in]

Went there for dim sum.

Had the regular dishes such as Har gow, Siu Mai, spring rolls, sticky rice, beef balls and Fried Pork dumpling.

All the dishes came out hot and on time. Taste was okay.

It would have been a good meal, but they will charge you for everything.

We had 2 glasses of water for the kids as they do not drink the tea .... 40 cents each.

And the kids still got charge for the tea ... 40 cents each.

They take credit cards, but no where did it say there was a minimum ($25) or else they charge $2 extra.

In the end, they did not give me a cash register receipt, when I paid in cash, until I asked for one, hmmmm?

I know times are tough, but nickel and dime-ing your customer puts a bad taste in their mouths.

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IPOH Asian House2128 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
New Gem
By teemsum of vancouver (27 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 7:44pm [Dine in]

DH & I went here today expecting Fung Sing but found IPOH which opened in late April.

I liked that they have different vegetarian dishes from other places: 9 items

DH had the seafood pineapple rice which I tasted.

It had scallops, squid, shrimp, pineapple, raisins in a yellow curry with coconut flavour.

I had the Mee Goreng. It was a bit spicy. I didn't like the egg noodles which were kinda chewy.

DH had the HK style milk tea. He said it was quite good.

I had the Cold Lemon Tea. Cold drinks are an additonal $0.50

It came with 4 slices of lemon. I liked that it was unsweetened.

Usually my lips feel quite dry after the MSG but they were only slightly dry after eating here.

We would come here again.

The girl with the long hair is quite friendly. Thanked us for coming & said 'see you again'.

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Greedy Pig, The307 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Greedy for the world cup, not our customer experience
By annajlm of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

I went here with a group of co-workers for a lunch. We were trying to celebrate a new co-worker's first week in our company. We sat down quickly and ordered our food within 5 minutes of seeing the menu.

The waiter came about 40 minutes into our wait time to say our food would be right out. At the one hour point, we had to think about leaving because that was the end of our lunch break. We had asked to get our food to go but it wasn't even ready at that point. About 10 minutes later they came rushing with our orders. At that whole time, the restaurant wasn't full. There were two other tables there and one had already eaten and was paying at the same time we had NOT eaten and were paying for our food to go.

I had gone to the Greedy Pig many times before and had a great experience. But we had such a terrible experience that I will not be going back and neither will my co-workers or the rest of the company who has heard our story and our family and friends.

To the chefs, I hope the world cup game was worth your time of watching and neglecting our order. You gave us one hour of a bad experience, you ruined a new recruit's welcoming lunch and you have now lost some frequent customers and their social network.

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Venice Garden Seafood Restuarant2800 East 1, #262, Vancouver
Fast and furious - and RUDE!
By Magoo2u of Lower Mainland (4 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 7:28pm [Dine in]

Many a Chinese restaurant have been re-hashed at this same location over the years, with Venice Garden being the latest reincarnation. As with its predecessors, food quality and value have always been pretty decent. However, on my last couple of visits within the last few months, service seems to have worsened. It hasn't been the speed of service - they are usually pretty fast and everything is made to order. It is the RUDENESS of the staff which really stands out. On both occasions, we were seated rather promptly, each time at a table which was just cleaned and/or needed place settings.

After we were seated, one of the servers would just come by and hastily SLAM DOWN place settings on the table before rushing off to their next table or order. When the food arrived (usually quite quickly), it wasn't slammed down like the place settings but they didn't waste much time, either. When we asked for the bill, there was no response, just a nod and the bill being slapped on our table a minute later. Guess they live by the "get 'em in, get 'em out" rule.

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India Abroad530 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Not quite it
By Liesl of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:52am [Take-out]

In my continuing search to find the best curry take out place in Downtown Vancouver, I decided to try this place as the reviews were quite good. I ordered the Beef Vindalow with naan. The only good thing I can say is that the curry has a nice spicy kick to it. The beef was ground beef and the curry was quite watery. The a naan was chewy and had a chemical taste to it, maybe too much bicarb. I don't see what the hype about this place is. Not worth the $10 it cost me.

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Kobe Japanese Steak House1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Loved the Lounge
By bj1955 of Point Grey (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:32am [Dine in]

I bought a Groupon for the Izakaya Lounge not long ago, we've been to Kobe for teppanyaki before but never the lounge. The appetizers were great, good sized portions and we enjoyed trying something new! Next time we visit Kobe we plan on having appies in the lounge before moving upstairs.

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Talay Thai Restaurant8369 Granville Street, Vancouver
Glad we tried someplace new.
By yummynotsoyummy of Kerrisdale (22 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 15, 2014 - 7:39pm [Take-out]

From recomendedations from our friends who live in the area we tried Talay for the first time. We ordered # 23 with chicken, #25 with prawns, #43-B with no Chinese sausage and a prawn salad roll. 23 was flavorful and had the most amount of chicken in a like dish at other Thai restaurants. # 25 was delisous. The dish included 6 lg. tiger prawns and plentiful green beans. # 43 was good and a great to soak-up the sauces from the other dishes. The salad roll was the best roll I have ever had. The roll included Thai basil that enhanced the flavours. We will be adding this yummy restaurant to our collection of go to places.

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Khunnai Chang Thai Cuisine835 Denman St., Vancouver
My weekly Thai Fix
By urban_diner of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

I have been coming to this little restaurant pretty much since the day it opened, and the Quality of the food has never wavered in its flavors and freshness.The food is always served hot and quick, even when the place is packed.... and amazing feat in any restaurant.
The owner is the also the chef, a charming and friendly Thai lady, who always comes out to say hello and ask about the food, which invariably is scrumptious ! Her serving people are also all Thai which I love, as it just adds to the experience in my view. I have watched her interact with many obvious regular customers, so I know it is popular in the neighbourhood.
I have had everything on the menu many times, and there are no bad choices.... I do however love the Thai basil with Pork, the Curries ( yes... all of them !) and her Pad Thai is Delicious, and very Authentic, made with tamarind sauce, not ketchup like what so many of the other "Thai" places serve. I have seen some reviews say its pricey, But for the Freshness and quality of the food , and the portions are generous, it is GREAT valus for your dollar.
Do I recommend this place ??? Yes. This is Hands down the Best Thai food I have had outside Thailand, and better than a lot of places I ate at there !

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
enjoyed our first visit. Good food. Vij lives up to his reputation
By suzeque of North Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

Went there a month ago, food was amazing. Service was good. Ambience nice but felt a bit cramped. I would go again except I wouldn't want to wait in line as others have told me I would have to. The day we went no lines so it was perfect.

Waitress wasn't very friendly but was okay with service. It's worth a visit to try Vij's food and not pay the big bucks at his bigger restaurant next door.

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White Spot1616 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Terrible location....will never go there again.
By suzeque of North Vancouver (3 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 3:24pm [Dine in]

1) they had the soccer game on so loud I got a headache. Mentioned to the waitress and she laughed it off.
2) fried chicken was bland and downright garbage. fries were mediocre, not even browned.
3) Service what service? She came by once quickly then disappeared. Took forever to get our
check and pay our bill. Felt like walking out without paying.
4) prices were higher than the North Vancouver location, that I don't understand. Isn't this a chain?

Was so hungry that I hate this horrible food but if I hadn't been I would have sent it all back.

Will never go there again. North Vancouver locations are 1000x's better than this one.

Save your loot and go elsewhere when in the west end.

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Blue Chip Cookies6138 Student Union Boulevard, Vancouver
Really good cookies
By kudagawa of Vancouver, BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

Blue Chip Cookies probably has the best cookies in all of UBC and the area around it. There are many options to choose from, and even the vegan options are good. It’s a great place to enjoy a snack during a busy day (its in the SUB at UBC btw).

The staff is quick and at times, friendly. The only problem is that it is always filled with students and there is a long line waiting to order, especially during the late and early parts of the day when people are going to class.

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Original Joe's Restaurant & Bar2525 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Awesome urban bites!
By TaaPaas of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 4:08pm [Dine in]

I have come here on numerous occasions and its been fantastic all times! There lettuce wraps are tasty and make for a nice light meal. The quinoa salad is really refreshing. The cheddar ale soup is perfect comfort food. I had the "dirt pie" dessert too which is a coffee-chocolate lovers dreams. A mocha ice cream with chocolate sauce and buried in oreo crumbs-mmmmmm mmm mmm. They have a smaller portion of it as well. A few of my coworkers are vegetarians so they love it that theres quite a few veggie options compared to other restaurants of the type. A must try place!

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White Spot1126 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
Terrible take-out ordering!
By TaaPaas of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 3:53pm [Take-out]

I have done take-out from this location several times now and not once have they gotten the order right! I said no bacon in the burgers and yes they still put it in, when asked for no ice in the drinks- you will surely find ice cubes in it, and even when I got the Tuscan chicken pasta, they forgot to include the garlic panini that comes with it. It is very clear there is poor communication between the people who take the orders and pack them and the chefs who make the food. Will not ever be doing take out from this location again!

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Vij's Rangoli1488 West 11th Avenue, Vancouver
Good lunch, skip the appetizers
By pafye of des moines, iowa (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 13, 2014 - 12:35pm [Dine in]

Went here for lunch the other day in my trip to Vancouver. One of my friends wanted to eat spicy Indian food and so we went to the one that was closest to us: Vij's Rangoli.

Its a nice place to get together and eat. It can get a little crowded thought, but that's with every Indian restaurant in general.

Overall, the food was good. I had the lamb curry and the mango lassi. The lamb was cooked well, and the lassi needed some improvement. It didn't taste like a lassi but more like a smoothie. I didn't like the pakoras that were served - they seemed to be a bit overcooked.

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