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Vancouver Restaurant Reviews
Kamei Royale1030 W Georgia Street, #211, Vancouver
One of the nicest Japanese in Vancouver
By Spicerum of Kitsilano BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

This is one of the Oldest Japanese restaurants in the Downtown area. Place is busy all the time. Service was pleasant and quick. Food was tasty and nicely done. I always prefer AlaCarte. Again considering the area prices are reasonable. Quality of food and freshness was outstanding. And its my go to place when I crave Japanese.

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Hawksworth Restaurant801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
A great Dining Room
By Spicerum of Kitsilano BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

This is another one of the nicest Dining rooms in this Expensive city. Food was reasonably good but this place lacks big time in Service. Whats about this city good servers are hard to find. Or they need more training to interact and basic server skills. Please smile. Anticipate. We have to wave everytime and felt we were bothering them. Its a great location. Great room and I wish they had better service to go along with the food. Drinks were awesome.

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Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Just another Coffee Shop
By Spicerum of Kitsilano BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

In the Chic Alberni St its a busy place. If you need cakes do need to pre order or you can pick up whats not sold. Prices are on the high side, considering the location I wont complain in Vancouver. But lacks in quality and service. Hope they had more selection available for take away pastries.

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Don Francesco Ristorante860 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Good Italian Food
By Spicerum of Kitsilano BC (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 31, 2015 - 1:44pm [Dine in]

Great location on Burrard St. Very convenient to meet up people. Good Italian food with good Old school service. Lot of Game to try and good selection of wines. Seems a bit pricey but considering the location its very reasonable. Will keep coming back. This absolutely is one of the nicest restaurants in Vancouver.

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Pink Peppercorn Seafood House1485 Kingsway, Vancouver
For A Couple of Hours Our World Was Very Nice Indeed
By leonard h of Vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 12:36pm [Dine in]

A trip down Vancouver memory lane to a Cannery spin-off, complete with dated but charming seafaring decor. Our server's nickname was Teddybear, and he was a teddybear. Glasses of wine and food portions were generous. The salmon cake appetizer was really good, big enough for two people. The Salmon Wellington was a beautiful throwback to one generation ago when Beef Wellington was the star on many menus. Flavors were subtle. The freshness of the fish was prominent because of that. Still, a little overcooked, and the pastry was not the greatest, but it was delicious nevertheless. My partner's halibut was fine.

Pink Peppercorn no doubt would have been the best restaurant in BC 50 years ago, and it sort of feels like you have stepped back in time there, but now the big gun chefs are here from all over the world, competition to be new and exciting and unique is fierce in Van, many millions are pumped into decor, and old school can't quite compete anymore if fine dining is what you're after. But I think Pink Peppercorn has most of the other guys beat in restaurant finesse, which is cultivated over time, and from genuinely wanting to bring the customer joy.

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Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar, The905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
Nice but expensive beer. Extremely loud.
By Kelvin_Brown of North Vancouver, BC (19 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 4:37pm [Dine in]

Went there on a Friday night with friends.
Nice beer but expensive.
Extremely loud throughout. Do not go in if you want a decent conversation, you will come out hoarse from shouting !
Conveniently & centrally located. An easy to find bar, with a pool table & shuffleboard games upstairs.

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Salam Bombay755 Burrard St, Suite 217, Vancouver
Nice but over-priced food. Exploiting it's central location
By Kelvin_Brown of North Vancouver, BC (19 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 1:46pm [Dine in]

We'd heard great things of this restaurant from friends, some of whom originate from the sub-continent, so we thought we'd give it a try last Friday evening. We'd also travelled extensively through the sub-continent & love Indian food, even though western menu items tend to bare little resemblance to the Indian dish of origin. Most dishes have been modified to suit western tastes, esp. by British culinary influences.

It's centrally located in the heart of town & is relatively easy to find. It's exploiting it's location & potential high clientele turnover in the price factor, but I was somewhat let-down by the whole experience.

The place is extremely neat, clean & tidy inside. It is popular & by selecting a window table you can watch the world go by on Burrard whilst you eat.

There was a great range of food, but it was extremely expensive for what you got. One poppadum "cut" into 4 cost $3.25 & each pickle offering was $3.25. Veg. options generally start at $15.75 & meat dishes from $18.75.

I like my curries extremely hot & asked accordingly on ordering, but had to send it back because it was so bland. It was meant to be lemon & coriander-based, but was weak in flavour & lacking substance. The dish that came back was different altogether - more tomato-y based. All our meals were somewhat watery, thin & on the small size. The garlic nans were great though.

There was no draught beer. There was a good range of bottled beer, prices of which started from $7.

It was a very expensive Indian, the bill for 4 coming to $160 !

Good to have tried it, but we wont be going back.

Just go to Vaades in North Vancouver, it's tons better value for money & has an absolutely excellent range food..

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
Service lesson to be learned here
By wuan59 of Calgary AB. (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 17, 2015 - 10:11am [Dine in]

J, her hubby and their son stopped in while enjoying the sunny Vancouver weather. For an early dinner, the place was packed. After a good half an hour wait, we finally managed to get a seat. Normally I wouldn't feel the wait but the kiddo was really getting worked up about not getting served. Really want to thank the server for being comprehensive and talking to him all the while. Brownie points for that!

Once we were seated, things moved rather quickly. Our order was taken and appys started arriving. For the first time, I liked the pakoras over the samosas. Kudos to the one who recommended it. J and I especially enjoyed our chicken methi. It was probably one of the best I've had in a while.

More than the food, the service was excellent. The waiter was patient with us, even when the kid spilled all his drink on his shirt. Water constantly refilled was probably a sign from J who found the food a bit too spicy.

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Flying Pig, The1168 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Don't know what happened this time
By wuan59 of Calgary AB. (9 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 17, 2015 - 7:06am [Dine in]

I am usually a sucker for comfort food, and so every time I make it to Vancouver, the Flying Pig is the place go to. Without question. There's something about this place that keeps on drawing me back, not sure if it is their pulled pork poutine or what, but the ambience is great. I love the nonchalant feeling to this place - it's like everyone is not too worried or hurried in having a good time - but all within the limit of course.

This time around, things weren't such as pleasant. We arrived for an early dinner only to find ourselves with a line-up at the door. Comprehensive and normal. Nothing to worry about. We were told the wait was going to be half and hour maximum but ended up waiting more than an hour. Okay, we can deal with that. What we couldn't deal with was the rude staff and manager. Had it not been for my friends, I would have left. Hoping this was a one time thing and won't happen again.

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
Best service and best French restaurant ever
By lauremeyer03 of V5K 1S6 (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 8:33pm [Dine in]

Best service and best French restaurant ever. We went here to celebrate the anniversary of my parents over lunch last week. We had baked escargot, lobster tempura/ scallop salad, lamb shank ( juicy and tender), salmon/ prawns / halibut ( melt in your mouth) platter, lamb chop and grand marnier souffle (soft and puffy).
We love this place. We had already made another 2 reservations for next month.

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India Bistro1157 Davie Street, Vancouver
This Place is Always a Good Deal
By nhvangurl of Kitsilano (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 11:06pm [Dine in]

We had a pretty good meal here on Monday with a couple of my co-workers. I am no first-timer here, but what first captivates you of India Bistro is the ambience. Nicely decorated but kind of small, it worked. Where we get seated didn't really matter. Keeping our voices down wasn't really a speciality.

The food is made to perfection each time, I have yet to catch them serving something half-hearted. Portion sizes justify the price. The naan is soft and pillowy, and their chicken dishes are superb. But what really blew us away this time was the rasmalai. Thanks to the persuasion of the waiter, one of my co-workers finally tried it out. His tricks to adding water or milk to make it more edible for others.

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Ganache Patisserie1262 Homer Street, Vancouver
Ganache takes the cake
By nhvangurl of Kitsilano (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 10:33pm [Dine in]

Ganache Patisserie is one of those places you can never get bored of because their pastries are so good. Their caramel-chocolat pastry is one of the most delicious things I have tried, even though it has so much chocolate in it (not a big chocolate fan here). And it's not just me, I still feel it still manages to draw a crowd despite being high-priced. I like coming in the mornings when it is not too busy to eat some cake or get some croissants. That, with some fresh coffee, alone can really set your mood and get you going for the day.

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Au Comptoir2278 West 4th Ave, Vancouver
The Height of Arrogance! We will NOT be back!
By djoe of vancouver (35 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 4:21pm [Dine in]

We were so happy to find this place, the decor is cute, like in France — the waiters all dressed the part and they were even French. However, everything stopped being cute as soon as we started to (or should I say, tried to) interact with any of the arrogant waiters.

We sat at the bar and ordered drinks and some pomme frites. At one point the bartender made some drinks right in front of us and I tried to talk to him and he just contradicted what I said — I said, "wow, so close you can almost taste the drink" (the bar was super narrow, so he literally was right where we were) and he said "ah, maybe smell them". No biggy I thought, then I asked him something in French (I lived in France when I was younger, so I speak some French) and of course he immediately answered me in English.

Then when my partner accidentally knocked over his champagne glass (because the bartender had left all of his drink mix stuff right in front of us), he merely came over and said "would you like to order another drink?" Not, oh darn, can I get you another drink or anything.

I also heard the waiters talking and whenever a customer came in and wanted to sit in the window (like we did), they said "no, we have to save it for a table of 4" - but then some wanna-be big shot guy came in with his girlfriend, they let him sit there, even though they didn't know him either.

Anyway, we were very unhappy with the service and or civility with this restaurant. For sure we will not be returning.

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Sushiyama371 East Broadway, Vancouver
Service Sucked!!
By ILOVE2EAT of East Vancouver (73 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 8, 2015 - 2:34am [Dine in]

I don't like this place. I've gone here may be 3 or 4 times. And each time, service was awful.
The food is just ok ... not good ... not great.
But the service ... I couldn't believe how awful it was.
Took forever for them to take our order.
Took even longer to get our bill. And when I went up to pay without the bill, she kept looking at my hand to see if I had the bill. No tea refill. No friendly smile. Awful!!!!

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White Spot1126 SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
I come for my love of White Spot Food
By smitm of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:44pm [Dine in]

I come for the food. We all know White Spot food tastes the same no matter where we go. I come at least once a week. The service is whatever. But that's not the reason I go there. This location is about 5 minutes away from where I live, there is never a wait at the door, the food comes pretty fast. What more do I need? Once, I saw the manager get really angry at a server and she was on the verge of tears. I felt really bad for the server but who knows what the story was. Like I said, I only go for the food.

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Sweet Cherubim Natural Foods & Restaurant1105 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Pretty Solid for a Hippie Vegan Place on the Drive
By smitm of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:40pm [Dine in]

I'm not really into Vegan food because it usually tastes like cardboard, but this place definitely knows what they are doing. Maybe it's all the indian herbs and spices they put that give the food flavour. or its the rich chocolaty goodness the baked stuff has. I gave the service a 5, just because the staff is really knowledgeable about their vitamins and doesn't mind when I bombard them with 10 questions at a time. The Ambiance is a 4 because I prefer this joint over Drive Organics next door. This isn't 5 star quality interior we are talking about but it's just that this place feels inviting and warm. Drive Organics just feels a little bit colder. Not that Drive Organics isn't awesome.

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Cactus Club Cafe1530 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Way Better than the one on Ash
By smitm of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 7, 2015 - 1:28pm [Dine in]

I just prefer the vibe at this Cactus over the one on Ash. Maybe it's because I've been to the one on Ash so often over the past few years that I'm just so sick of the location now. I've never had a bad experience at the one on Ash, I just really like the vibe at this location. The interior is nice, not like the typical Cactus locations. The happy hour specials are such a good deal. Love love love the happy hour drink/food specials.

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Green Cafe, The3307 East Broadway, Vancouver
$3.00 breakfast
By thirdperson of Vancouver (10 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

Not far from famous Bon's is another restaurant that offers all day breakfast near Broadway and Rupert. Inside, the Green Cafe is clean. bright and tidy with walls, floor and furniture in various shades of green. This apparent family run operation is nice and friendly. $3.00 breakfast is cheap and delicious which consists of your choice of either sausage, bacon or ham with egg (any style), toasted bread and shredded potato hashbrown. On the menu, there are other items such as sandwiches, burgers, noodle soup, chow mein, fried rice, curry meats and appetizers. This small cafe is recommended if you like fast service and affordable food.

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Frenchies Diner2470 Main Street, Vancouver
The owner loves to talk.
By Foodcriticbc of vancouver (42 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 3, 2015 - 6:12pm [Dine in]

Was there today with a few of my friends. One of my friends is a poutine junkie and really wanted to go to this place. I remember this place from commercial drive but didn't remember the food only the owner that appeared to be selling a used car when talking about his food.
As soon as I walked into this place dejavu, it was him again. Our conversation from 5 years ago was no longer was a bad memories but reality. Don't get me wrong he is not a bad guy but there is so much you can hear why his product was amazing and everyone else is bad. After the way we were talking we were expected a food explosion in our mouth instead all we received was an explosion of our wallet.
A small plate of normal poutine was $9. It not too bad but nothing special. The montreal smoked meat was also average but really pricey. I had a sandwich, beer and poutine that came to $35. If I am ever craving smoked meat or poutine I will jump in my car and drive right past this place. Overpriced, average and you leave with a headache listing to the owner. All four of us left the place unsatisfied with no intention of returning.

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Poor Italian Trattoria & Ristorante3296 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Oh my gosh, I cant believe how bad it is
By eating good food of Vancouver (128 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, August 1, 2015 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

Have driven by this place many times, and decided today with a friend to come for dinner..... When we came in, we thought the ambiance looked great and were looking forward to a nice dinner.... We werw told we would be seated momentarily..... Time passed about twenty minutes ans no one came..... My friend and I just decided to get up and leave.........

Not recommended..... Will not be back

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