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Vina Vietnamese Cuisine2508 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Overpriced for the food provided but good for piano
By dinethere of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, April 5, 2009 - 12:42am [Dine in]

We've been coming to this place for year but always with a $10-12 discount. The service is "ok", the waiter we had tonight didn't wait for our olders, didn't provide what we asked, brought the bill before we had finished. My wife commented they act as if there is a line up but there's plenty of tables. They ignored my 5 year old trying to get their attention to ask something - maybe it's a culture thing... The food is ok, we always have the combo plates but they seem smaller than before. Price at $20 doesn't seem to be a great value but if you aren't price sensitive and can tolerate acceptable food at this price, you might be happy with the piano experience. Ours was great. No reservations were required.

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Sea to Sky Grill at Furry Creek150 Country Club Road, Squamish
Agreeably BC's most scenic restaurant
By rvr of Yaletown (19 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 3, 2009 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

Nothing beats this place for a Sunday brunch. Now that the highway upgrades are almost completed, I made it up to Furry Creek is just over half an hour from downtown. Not only is the drive along hwy 99 beautiful, but then you get up to Furry Creek and have a chance to continue enjoying the scenery during the meal. The food is excellent value and such a selection for brunch! I was very pleased with the food as well as the service.
(I've also eaten there while golfing, and it's definitely BC's best hot dog!!!)

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Beach House, The150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Good view in west van
By paulm of richmond (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 2:16am [Dine in]

I like this view, we can walk to the beach in 10 second to enjoy dinner....The food first of all was without a doubt top notch. I had the prime rib,. It was perfectly done, flavorful, of a large portion and could compare with the finest prime rib I have had anywhere in North America. The tiger shrimp which accompanied the prime rib were plump and flavorful as well. The remainder of the order including the French onion soup and salad were outstanding. I would say that the food in West Vancouver on the evening of 28 Mar 2009 would rank with the finest at any steakhouse in the Greater Vancouver area.
My boss ordered the Seafood combo, it was fresh and tasting.

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Nishiki Sushi1377 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Food is the BEST
By realfoodlover of North Shore (2 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, March 27, 2009 - 3:19pm [Dine in]

This spot has been around for some years now, and I love their food. Whenever I'm home-sick, this is where I go. One of the best quality sashimi and fishes in general. The way all of their dishes are spiced is very accurate to what the real Japanese dishes should taste like. The owner (he's not there all the time) is a very good cook, sometimes I will ask for a Japanese dish that is not listed on the menu and he's never failed to satisfy me! If anyone's into eel, ask for "chopped eel", it's one of their specialties that is not on the menu but very tasty. Their atmosphere is not "up to date" but the food sure is good. I could never stop going here.

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Pisces Fish & Chips1425 Marine Drive, #205, West Vancouver
It's Alright
By Kujibo of West Vancouver (127 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, March 14, 2009 - 8:02pm [Dine in]

The family stopped in and tried this place last summer. It is pretty far out of the way in the middle of a quiet plaza. I actually had no idea the place was even here for a few years of walking past it.

It's more of a take out place but has a few tables to eat in at, and kind of half service - you go up to pay but they brought our food and drinks to our table. I think there is a pretty strong Korean influence with Korean papers to read/etc and it likely caters to to a lot of customers from the Korean community.

We ordered some kind of seafood platter. The chips if I remember were not your typical fries, they were more like thick potato chips. The breading on the fish was not your typical thick batter, it was a very light crusting instead. I am sure many will appreciate the light batter and perhaps love it, but myself I like my fish prepared in the style of dripping batter heart attack special. Everything tasted fine though.

For I think about $20 for the platter it was decent value. Service was friendly and nice enough for what the place was.

I probably won't return just because its not my kind of batter. I'll take some greasy C-Lovers over this, but that's just me.

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Nishiki Sushi1377 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Food is OK
By scakk of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 7:11pm [Dine in]

I was not sure if it was bad timing but the service was not so good.
They brought wrong food, which was not good as I expected but not bad for sure.
Ambiance is not that great as well so it might be good if you are just going to eat there instead of the fast food for sure.
I would go to other restaurant if you want the good ambiance restaurant.

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TCBY1503 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver
Frozen Yogurt.
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 5:33pm [Dine in]

I was walking pass TCBY, decided to have a frozen vanilla yogurt with hot fudge sauce.
The location isn't that big, seating is limited and Its a spot where people order out to enjoy the scenery.
I found my yogurt was good, but they didn't put very much hot fudge on it, and wish they were a bit more generous.
Its good yogurt for a treat, for $3.50, and the next time its a sunny day, I will have to come back & enjoy it by the waterfront.

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Ambleside Chinese Restaurant1579 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver
lunch was just okay.
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 9, 2009 - 5:19pm [Dine in]

I decided to try this place for lunch, and it wasn't busy. I ordered their chicken in black bean sauce with chow mein & won ton soup.

My won ton had lots of flavour, with 3 won tons, that were tasty & the right amount. My chicken came with green peppers & onions, and found the chow mein not that good & tasted greasy. I wish they gave me more chicken,but gave me too many green peppers & onions.

I've tried this spot, with so many other places to eat, this is one spot, I don't think I will be back.

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Whole Foods Market925 Main Street, West Vancouver
Weekend breakfast are good.
By bordercollie of north vancouver (268 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

I have been sampling their food from beginning, every month their buffet explores different countries, trying not to repeat the menu. They have salad counter, a really good soup counter, my favourite is their Mushroom barley soup. They have oatmeal available in the mornings with their breakfast choices & dessert. They even have sushi, pizza and mexican counter along with bakery. They have alot of items prepared and some can be reasonably price, while some things are catering to your credit card.

I will often have their scramble eggs, with cut up fresh fruit and french toast brulee, and remember you pay for the weight on the plate. I have finally gotten it under $10.00. If you go in the afternoon, I like their roast chicken from the buffet, and will get a salad from the counter, which makes a nice dinner.

Keep in mind this is an organic grocery store, that serves a variety of meals that are different. Make sure you have lots of money, it can be easy to lighten your wallet.

Breakfast are good.

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Yanaki1449 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Not my favourite option
By Kujibo of West Vancouver (127 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, March 2, 2009 - 8:59pm [Dine in]

I've walked by this place for years but never tried it mostly because it looked too cramped inside. We had some time to kill today and our usual haunt, Ichiban (a few doors down) is closed on Mondays, so we gave it a shot.

My miso soup was OK. I had a tuna sashimi. First impression is presentation was poor. It was just thick fillet of tuna cut perpendicularly - the pieces basically ended up in large cubes. I could have cut it like this myself in 3 seconds. This is just not how I like my sashimi, I want it cut thinly and with some artistry. On the other hand, the chunks were quite large so the value was good for $11. So a bit torn between presentation and value. If they had cut the 9 pieces into 18 or 27 thin pieces it would have been perfect. Taste was fine.

My wife has a chirashi-don. It seemed pretty small, not even much rice. My tuna sashimi appetizer was more food. The food was alright, though for $18 I might have hoped for sockeye salmon given its size. It seemed like poor value for what you got.

The main issue I have with this place is how small and cramped it is. I just don't enjoy dining and trying to have my own conversation when the next table is only a foot away from me. That's just me though, I'm sure others might not mind. Otherwise it was reasonably clean and decent.

The best part of the meal was the service by our waitress, "You Rim". =)

All in all I thought the value wasn't that great for the dining experience. The menu seemed generally a bit pricy for such a hole in the wall (this is West Van though I guess). While not a bad experience, I won't return, given that I think a place like Ichiban a few doors down is more enjoyable. There are also a number of other places on the north shore that are much better value and/or have better food.

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Whole Foods Market925 Main Street, West Vancouver
healthy pizza?
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 7:27pm [Dine in]

I was in West Van looking for bargains when hunger called. I was near the WFM, and sought subsistence within. The place had a combination of supermarket items and hot food takeout. I was impressed by the dessert bar and the variety of hot food and salads available. This time I decided on a piece of pizza and an iced mocha. The mocha was just over 4 dollars which is average, but the pizza was three and a half bucks for a little slice. Sure it was the "chef's special combo" but in reality it was a slice with sausage and pepper and a few leaves of something green on top. It was smaller and less satisfying than what you get at the 99 cent slice places downtown, but I was in tony West Van after all.

The store had nice ambiance for a supermarket and the staff were friendly enough, but the overall price seemed a little steep for what I got. Of course it came from WFM, so it was probably good for me. For the money I sure hope so.

Good for the 'la de da' crowd.

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Yanaki1449 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Best Sushi In West Vancouver Bar None
By dell111 of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 9:19pm [Dine in]

Yanaki is my go to sushi place in West Vancouver. I have been to every sushi joint in WV many times and Yanaki takes the cake for best sushi in West Van. When walking in you are always greated by the 2 sushi chefs and the waitress. The place is very very small though. It is located on 16th and marine beside where the old bike shop use to be. The food is amazing. Never been let down, sashimi is top notch and fresh, and the Spinach Gomee is out of this world, best I have ever tasted, highly recommend it. They also don't overload their rolls with rice which is nice. Service is great as well. While it is not the cheapest sushi place around it is by no means expensive. Rolls here tend to cost 1-2 more than your average run of the mill sushi place, say 3.75 for a california(real crab)roll, 4.50 for a dynamite roll. Ambiance is pretty good, clean and cozy, just really small. This place is way better than places like Zen which charge rape prices. Check this place out you will like it.

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Thai Pudpong1474 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Good, not cheap
By marmur of vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 12:49am [Dine in]

I went in with a friend, we shared the fried crab and shrimp rolls, the beef salad, the soup, the chicken coconut basil entree and the chicken cashew entree, and waters, and our bill with tax and tip came to $75. But the food was excellent. Our waiter was hilarious, a joy. If I hadn't seen this site's <$10 miscatagorization, I would have expected the prices we paid.

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Daikichi Sushi1739 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Abysmal, then angry service. :/
By indigo19 of Shaugnessy Vancouver (16 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 20, 2009 - 9:23pm [Dine in]

We were cruising up and down Marine Drive, looking for a good sushi place. Dundarave Sushi, our favorite, was full and very busy, and we wanted to eat soon. Daikichi Sushi looked nice from the outside. We walked in to a beautiful, well lit room, which wasn't large but they had used the space well. The server literally ordered us to "Sit by the window! Sit by the window!" Although there were quite a few empty tables. We chose to instead sit at the bar. The menu is extensive, with lots of specialty rolls, and most of the selection is beautifully photographed.
This is where it goes even more downhill.

We ordered the Dinner Combo D, a basic bento box, in addition to a Spicy Tuna Roll, a Chopped Scallop Roll and an Alaska Roll. We waited for about 20 minutes for the bento, which was fine. From the look of the hassled chefs, the incessant ringing of the phone and the takeout boxes piled on the counter, they were taking quite a few takeout orders, rather than bothering to serve the customers inside the restaurant. The couple behind us had to ask for their food after only receiving their appetizers. By now we had been in the restaurant for about 45 minutes. Another elderly Japanese couple behind us left without receiving anything, it appears they were forgotten. :(
So the Alaska Roll finally arrives. It is beautifully presented, but is made with smoked salmon both inside and on top of the roll. The photograph on the menu stated otherwise, and there was no mention of smoked salmon in the dish description. We were challenged by the angry waitress who repeated, "Alaska Roll. Alaska Roll." She was in error. We asked for a menu and noticed that the other rolls indicated whether it was fresh or smoked, but the waitress argued, saying it did say.
The food is great, the chefs are polite, but it takes WAY too long to get anything, and the waitress needs to learn how to serve. (She was also the only waitress in the restaurant.) Management clearly needs to spend something on service/wages.
Don't waste your time here, there are many alternatives on Marine.

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Savary Island Pie Company1533 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Huge bread, good pies 'n sandwiches
By EatsFats of Vancouver (321 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

This place is like , umm .. a little coffee shop is the best I can describe it. It's very small with most of the back space being taken up by the bakery. You wouldn't necessarily come here for the ambience or service, though the servers are generally friendly and helpful.

It's a pie company, right? So we had a pie. Not the sweet kind. Chicken. It was good, very good ingredients. Left belly happy and full. Also had soup and grilled cheese (this is a premium grilled cheese, not white slice bread and Kraft slices!), also yummy.

Well, let's see, it is quite good and I suppose the place to hit for pies of all sorts. The food quality in general is very good, though there are no amazing dishes that I could see here. We did get a loaf of bread on the way out. It is about $5 for a loaf, but I will say it is HUGE, probably about twice the size of anything anywhere else. And it is pretty decent, though not the best I've had in town.
Worth a try for the pies. Good place to stop by for a snack or light meal.

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Rose Thai1425 Marine Drive, #130, West Vancouver
people need to let them know!!
By MRWV of West Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 10:12pm [Dine in]

My experience with Rose Thai is complicated!!! I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and for whatever reason continue to go, why? THE FOOD IS AMAZING!!! Yes I agree with the previous reviews in some respects, yes the owner at times can be a little overbearing, and yes sometimes the bill takes a while, but all in all, it's a great restaurant. All good things take time, and from what I have seen this restaurant makes improvements all the time. Keep up the good work!!

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Bakehouse, The2453 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Great spot for lunch
By Thad_McIlroy of Vancouver (Commercial Drive) (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, February 17, 2009 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

Contrary to the previous review, I consider the Dundarave Bakery Cafe a perfect spot for a nutritious and delicious lunch. The food is stunningly fresh, the two soups are made from scratch each day, and in my experience absolutely any special request is accommodated with pleasure and good cheer. Yes, you do order from the counter, but the food is brought promptly to your table by a very charming and cheerful staff.

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Beach House, The150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Great place
By DATY of Langley (10 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

I was here as a guest with a bank so I know nothing about the prices or parking, but the food....ahhh!!!
First of all, the view is second to none....service was the same...fantastic. Each dish was an adventure to the palate and my drink was always refreshed with no disturbance to our conversation...love it. The waiter even caught his own mistake (a rare steak for another table was given to us by mistake) and replaced the dish with a new one and promised to take it off the bill. The person at our table did not complain and insisted “it was OK” but they said, “That is not how we do things here”.
I would recommend this place to anyone, for any occasion.

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Cindy's Cafe1850 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Best Hollaindaise Sauce
By pancakes225 of vancouver (15 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, February 16, 2009 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

My friend and I were over here today for lunch.
Service - We were greeted as soon as we entered and were told to sit down whereever we wanted. There was only one lady server as it was a not too busy Monday afternoon. The lady serving us was so wonderfully nice and friendly, providing attentive service and checking to make sure we were okay in timely fashion re: food and beverages

Food - I ordered the Portabellini bennies (poached egg, spinach and tomatoes over portabello mushroom) and my friend the Chicken club (chicken breast with bacon, lettuce, tomato on a baguette). The hollandaise sauce was the best I have ever tasted and dare I say the best in Vancouver? It was so light and refreshing. I really enjoyed my bennies, cooked just right and the hash browns were so delicious. I was so full after my lunch but I couldn't stop eating those hash browns until there was none left. My friend really enjoyed the chicken club, very fresh and the baguette was as a baguette should be. She said that whatever sauce was on the bread was to die for and was not your usual mayo. For someone with a small appetite, she was able to finish the sandwich and most of the home fries as well. Coffee was also excellent at this place.
I did not taste the muffins but according to the server, they are baked fresh daily inhouse and do they ever look fresh and tasty.

Value - prices for brunch range around 10-17 and I believe for the quality and portion size, very good value.

Ambiance - it's a cafe style setting, very clean and simple but on the smaller side. I can see it being very popular and crowded on the weekends. One washroom only but very well maintained.

Sadly we don't live in W Van, otherwise, we would be here every other week but definitely worth a trip out just to have really good brunch. We will be back.
Recommend this place highly

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Boathouse Restaurant, The6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
Big Disappointment
By spacemanspiff33 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 1:22pm [Dine in]

Started out bad and just got worse from there. The only saving grace this restaurant has is its great view, which unfortunately after dark isnt as nice as it is just before. To begin with this place was no busier than any Keg restaurant I have ever been to. Hostess walked us to our table and simply plopped our menus on the table and walked off, leaving us to find out the table was pushed compeltely against the chair, which in turn was pressed against the wall. I had to pull out my chair, then the table, 5 feet, just so my girlfriend could get into her chair, then I had to push the table back in and trap her in her spot. Was forced to order from a 55 dollar set "Valentines Dinner Menu" which wasnt too bad except that there is no way in hell what I got was worth 55 dollars per person. We witnessed a table to the left of us be served 2 entrees minutes after sitting down, only to have the entrees snatched up 2 minutes later and given to the table beside them because the servers messed up. Theres no way in HELL I would eat a plate of food that has been sitting in front of some other customer for a few minutes, with them pking it and prodding it wondering why its there. Were repeatedly told "Oh your 7up is on the way" meanwhile watched "our" werver serve drinks to other customers. Also noticed nearly every other table around us had a look of disgust on their face for one reason or another. Was really hoping the food would make up for all this and again unfortunately it didnt....the only real tasty dish was the lobster, and seriously how hard is it to cook a lobster, so no points to them for that. Im sure this restaurant was good at one point, and it certainly has the potential, but they most certainly effed the dog on valentines day thats for sure. I think it was more of a management error which trickled down to the servers and just about everything else because it just looked like they scheduled TOO many staff, there were tons of servers bussers standing around with confused looks not sure what was going on. In conclusion I would have been much happier spending 15 per person on a couple of TBones from Dennys next valentines day,,,

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