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Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Victoria Chinese Restaurant1088 Melville St, Vancouver
Great downtown Dim Sum
By markattisha of West Vancouver BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 6:00pm [Dine in]

Since the Imperial Dim Sum closed down in the Marine Building and Victoria Chinese closed down for renovations for what seems like an eternity, there was a collective wail for dim sum in Downtown Vancouver.

Thank goodness that the Victoria Chinese has opened up again and seems rejuvenated. The dishes are standard dim sum fare and very reliable. Several of the old timers from Imperial have taken up residence at Victoria, and you can tell from the attentive waiters and the efficient service.

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Rio Brazilian Steakhouse689 Denman St, Vancouver
Amazing!!!
By Ana44 of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, November 27, 2015 - 2:24pm [Dine in]

Rio is my favorite restaurant in downtown Vancouver. It has a amazing concept, live atmosphere, good service. We can have, beef, lamb, chicken, pork with different type of cuts served to our table in a big skewer, seafood in the hot buffet. also lots of salad. They have Brazilian dancers in the weekend and Caipirinha (Brazilian cocktail) is so good!

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Pho Hoa1011 West 49th Ave, Vancouver
Waited 40 minutes for my take-out.
By masony of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 11:43pm [Take-out]

My girlfriend and I waited 40 minutes for our take-out order, 25minutes spent drinking hot tea out of a plastic cup... a group of 4 comes in and gets their food before ours, so I of course asked the server why is it taking so long and reasoned it with because this establishment had only 1 cook working. That's fine, but then when the server comes out with our food I get up ready to take our food and leave asap, I grab the handle of the plastic bag and she snatches it back, asking me are you sure this order is ours. Even though we were only ones in that restaurant waiting for food. Like seriously, this server had an intelligence of a hotdog.

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Mexican Antojitos Y Cantina1049 Granville Street, Vancouver
Authentic Mexican Food
By lucyca of burnaby and vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

I'm surprised to see that no one else has reviewed this place before. The crowds this place drew definitely make it seem popular. I've eaten here a couple of times and can now say the food tastes authentically Mexican. There is a common trend to make Mexican food taste and look like Tex - Mex but this is not the case here.

The food was excellent, and I spotted more than one Hispanic person in the room - a clear sign that what I was getting was genuine food. This is a place to go in groups and the food is ridiculously good, whether it was tacos, quesadillas or chicharron de queso. I was also impressed by the restaurant's tidiness - simple, but clean.

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Slice of Chicago5812 Fraser Street, Vancouver
New Pizza Delight
By lucyca of burnaby and vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 6:00pm [Delivery]

I’m a little wary of places that advertise themselves as a place because I always feel like they will sell you something completely different or watered down. This was the feeling I had with “Slice of Chicago”. Upon calling them to check, I decided to place an order.

The large for $18 set me up for a smallish looking pizza, which was the complete opposite when it arrived. The delivery boy came rather quickly and didn’t have to call to ask for directions on how to get to my place (something that happens all the time now that I’ve moved). My order consisted of cheesy bites and a large Chicagoan (the name of the pizza). The pizza was quite large to my surprise, extra cheesy and tasted delicious. Not greasy at all, and quite healthy.

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Kintaro Ramen788 Denman Street, Vancouver
Appealing food, unappealing location
By jonesh19 of East Van (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:52pm [Dine in]

Kintaro is one of those places that are too good, but scare people away because of their claustrophobicly small location and long lineups outisde. It is rare to walk past by it an not see crowds of people lined up. I don't know if it is on purpose, but going in groups is the last thing you want to do there. Get your food, and get out.

Don't mean to be cynical, but part of the meal is how much you enjoy it. The noodles are excellent, one of the best I've had from all the places I have tried in Vancouver (miso, spicy garlic ramen), but I just wish I wasn't so rushed all the time.

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Basil Pasta Bar636 Davie Street, Vancouver
Create your own pasta?
By jonesh19 of East Van (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 16, 2015 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

Cheap and pasta is not really my thing, but I had to make an exception for Basil. I had heard great things about it so, without a better place or thing to do, we came here on Saturday night for dinner. We had been here in the past and wanted to try out the create your own. Essentially, you get to choose your own pasta, veggies, sauce and extras. There is a lot to choose from and the restaurant has paid extra concern for healthy aka vegetarian, organic ingredients. The ratios are good for the quantity and price - yes, you might not be getting authentic Italian pasta, but the taste is still very good.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
First impressions date night
By jonesh19 of East Van (11 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, November 16, 2015 - 12:05am [Dine in]

I seriously don’t know what the hype is about this place, I have ordered before and didn't find the food so wow. So when by boyfriend and I had to change our plans and he suggested this place as the next best (and closest alternative) I wasn't particularly jumping up and down.

There was a 30 min wait minimum which further discouraged me, but seeing the food being served at the patio and the smells entering my famished system, I slowly started developing a liking (or a softer heart at least). One of the staff members started talking to us, and led us to the bar to make the waiting a little better.

After a couple of drinks, we finally got our coveted seat. Appies flew by, and on we were for the food. It was mattar paneer and chicken coconut with some naan to pair it with. The coconut was a suggestion from our waiter, and had this creamy texture that was very enticing. The meal didn't come out too bad for two, and we're thinking about coming back to try the buffet. Let's see how it goes!

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Cioppino’s1133 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Expecting much more
By analise of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 4:19pm [Dine in]

Well I just had high expectations based on reviews, this place left us disapointed (two couples).The resturaunt itself is nice, warm and quite in places that was good, unfortunately the food preparation seemed quite slapped together The scallops appetizer was two scallops on a plate for over $18. My maybe one cup of risotto with mushrooms was over $30 it was bland and had a very starchy taste to it with very little mushrooms. Bread came cold and was served with hummus...My husband had his drink taken before he even finished it. $100+ per person not including alcohol.
To much to choose from in the city we will not return.

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Calabria Bakery5038 Victoria Street, Vancouver
Wonderful Italian breads and pastries.
By Bill Van of Vancouver (downtown) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 10:18pm [Take-out]

7 days a week from 9-5 at the bakery, north of the train tracks in Port Moody, bridge at Moody Street from either Clarke Road or St. Johns Street.

It moved 2 years ago to:
2617 Murray Street
Port Moody, BC V3H1X1
Tel: (604) 939-1335

Buckwheat is a personal favourite, but the sun-dried tomato and olives is very, very good. Also Fusion (Indian flavours), Honey Rye, Walnut-Raisin) and their Coroni white breads.

Baguettes, Portuguese buns and a large counter of Italian and modern pastries.
Espresso machine always working. A few tables inside, but carry your goodies over the bridge to Rocky Point Park for a picnic.

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Judge's Indian Cuisine1188 Davie St, Vancouver
Bad food rude service
By Kash666 of Burnaby (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:06am [Dine in]

I went there with my gf and her folks got some good Indian on Davie as we heard!! Big big mistake as the food was the crappiest Indian an Indian can eat!! The samosas were unsalted and bland and the prawn killed a was soggy over cooked prawns
And cold! SURPRISING!

The main course which included a chicken dish, lamb and fish were just BAD. I was so disappointed that I did tell the server and he was so rude about it (said go somewhere else) inspite of the whole place being empty the people were not accommodating (no wonder it was empty)!!

Bad overpriced and under serviced food! Please never go!!

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Green Lettuce1949 Kingsway, Vancouver
Love the food and the staff
By JD99 of Richmond - Steveston (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:57am [Dine in]

The dining area is pretty basic, our table was missing condiments, but it is clean and comfortable enough.

I've been here many times but hadn't been back for awhile since moving out of the area.

Regardless, the staff are still, as always, friendly, courteous, patient, and quick. The food was delicious (curry fish, spicy dumplings, a veg dish) and rolled out quickly. The price is reasonable (lunch special $7.95 for a large plate and bowl of rice).

I love Green Lettuce!

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Relish888 Nelson St., Vancouver
Horrible veggie burger
By JD99 of Richmond - Steveston (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:48am [Dine in]

Ate here I. The summer not long after it first opened. My friend and I had veggie burgers with fries and yam fries. The fries were fine. The burgers crumbled as we ate; they were unique for sure, made of what we thought was quinoa, but the things just fell apart and tasted b-l-a-n-d. And the price for two meals was absolutely ridiculous. We waited 10 minutes for them to put this slop together. Every time we pass Relish now we laugh about their horrible, overpriced veggie burgers.

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Chipotle Mexican Grill818 Howe Street, Vancouver
Deteriorated
By JD99 of Richmond - Steveston (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 7:29am [Dine in]

I've been here 4 times, twice to eat in. The last time I went was Saturday Oct 31,2015. Had a chicken burrito, friend had sofritas burrito. The two staff making the food were not friendly and didn't seem happy to be there. The cashier was also not a pleasant individual. It wasn't busy (maybe 1/2 the seating was taken) and the lineup was only about 4-5 people long. Usually I've gone in and the place is packed, lineup to the door or out the door.

I'm not a Chipotle burrito lover, I'd rather Steamrollers or Red Burrito, plus I find the price at Chipotle to be high and the servings too big.

My main beef this time was the absolute FILTH of the dining area. The garbage: overflowing. The floor, tables, even the SEATS had garbage strewn everywhere.

A staff member sat next to us (in uniform) to eat with his friend who placed a knapsack on the floor. A bottle in the knapsack started leaking to the point that my friend told him there was a huge puddle under it. I mean huge=a 3 ft wide puddle. The friend of the staff member said to him, 'maybe u better get that cleaned up' or something and the staff said his shift was over anyway.

When we left, the puddle was still there.

One staff person did a quick garbage sweep of some tables while we were there but overall, the restaurant was still a pig sty.

Management: happy employees do a better job and treat customers with kindness. Hire more staff or re-organize them. The place is a dump.

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Samurai Sushi House5888 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Large Portions - Check your order
By stephan1316 of Vancouver, B. C. (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 5:07pm [Take-out]

We frequently take-out from this restaurant.

Pros: The food portions are very large and we always order the house roll.

Cons: There has been a few mix-ups (twice out of ~12 orders) with the food we ordered. I.e. We ordered Unagi Roll (Eel), but received some other roll in the box.

I always recommend double checking your order in the box before leaving.

Solid sushi restaurant when no order mix-ups happen.

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La Casita Tacos1773 Robson Street, Vancouver
Great veggie options
By Mike Johnson of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 5:09pm [Dine in]

I had dinner here a couple of nights ago and I highly recommend this place, I'm a vegetarian and they have some very good vegetarian options on the menu, I appreciate this because it is really hard to find in other restaurants. Prices are good and the service is fast.

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Omnitsky Kosher Delicatessen5775 Oak Street, Vancouver
Terrible
By chartwell of port moody (58 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

Used to be a great deli for many years under different owners. Had the worst pastrami sandwich of my life. It was small & so salty I could barely finish it. Sort of self serve & asked for water which you needed to fight the salt but never got it. The sandwich was small & got cole slaw which was ok & it was $ 14.75. Never go back

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Zefferelli's Spaghetti Joint1136 Robson Street, Vancouver
Excellent Italian Dinner
By dianalee of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 9:03am [Dine in]

We came in for a birthday celebration on Thursday and the place was packed. Our reservation was for 7 pm but when we arrived at around ~6.30ish there was hardly any room to move around. Once we got to our seats, everything went by smoothly. The atmosphere is very warm, calm and welcoming, and the staff is precise and attentive. Our tortellini gorgonzola was delicious, as were the rest of the dishes. Coming here at first might not be very appetizing, small stairs going up to the second floor but once you get inside and try the food is it definitely worth it. Plus, the view you get from Robson is unparalleled.

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Slice of Chicago5812 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Mistaken order... gone right?
By dianalee of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 19, 2015 - 9:57pm [Delivery]

I had never heard of this place until recently when I saw an ad of them online. Called them up to double check, a standard practice I do with every new place I am going to eat. Call me paranoid but after inquiring them and checking up their website, I was convinced.

The pizza took a little longer than expected to arrive. I mistakenly ordered the special preparation of my pizza, deep dish style and apparently it needs to be heater for longer because of its shape and the amount of sauce and cheese that go into it.

We had the house special with LOTS of toppings - pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, green peppers...and on and on. You name it. The taste was delicious, but a little too much for me. I prefer their normal style pizza, but my roomie really liked the leftovers.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
Great Indian
By diner40 of Vancouver (95 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 11:15am [Dine in]

I've been to this restaurant a few times , twice in the past three weeks. The delicious smell of curry hits you as soon as you open the door. I must say they are very consistent. I love tandoori chicken and theirs is some of the best I have ever had. The right amount of spice, pipping hot and juicy, never dry. Quite the feat as I have had some very dry tandoori chicken at some places.

Their curries are delicious as well and always spiced the way you want it. If you want hot be warned , their hot really is hot. I also love their naan. Always order the garlic naan, hot and fresh.

As for service I have never had a problem. Usually there when you need them. For me, this is one of the best Indian Restaurants in Vancouver.

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