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Ginger & Soy1487 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Nice little restaurant
By Reet of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, December 2, 2013 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

I've been here now a number of times for lunch and it's always very good. Clean, well organized restaurant with very good service. Food is always hot and freshly made to order. Servings are generous but not ridiculously large or stingy. Worth checking out. Plenty of free parking nearby.

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Maurya Bistro1734 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
best indian restaurant
By adeeb of Abbotsford, BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

the food here is incredible we have eate in the restaurant and had it delivered.both time it was incredible
we have tried 8-10 dishes on the menu and not a single one disappointed.service was great whe we ate in
we also did the buffet,the food that was served in the buffet was top of the line
the buffet had a good veriety and had diffrent food unlike the other place i have been too.good flavour,i
can't put it in to words how impressed we were with the food

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BC 's Best Coffee722 N Park Royal Mall, West Vancouver
I would just like some service please
By someserviceplease of west vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 7:28pm [Take-out]

First time here. Always trying new places., nothing wrong so far.
Why do people who own the restaurant, wanting hoping that customers will come in and ask for something to eat, have a bad habit of being rude? Just asking? I would think that the number one job of an owner would be to make sure that a new customer feel welcome and would like to come back. But not this place.
Long day, bad mood, whatever. Not my problem so doesn’t pass it on to me.
And please wash your hand before you make a sandwich. Don't talk behind a person’s back until you see them far enough away. Don't let you child hear you talk about customers behind their back. And for god sake don't say "thank you and have a nice day."
The food was ok. no flavour. but also few options. I ordered a soup and sandwich and got a very small take away bowl and half a sandwich and tea. No decaf coffee. Four choices of sandwich but you, get ham! What, Did I order ham? No! Did you ask me if ham would do? No! Did you think that you don't eat ham that others might not eat ham? No! You didn't give me the option to walk away. And the small soup had little flavour and it was cold. They do change the soup every day. But will I be going back....Hummmmm NO!. Please take note of this and review your service guide lines. Or sell the store to someone who will put the effort into it.

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Nishiki Sushi1377 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Rude server, greasy food...
By floodedsky of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:58pm [Dine in]

I had lunch there today. First negative point, my server's English was so bad that the plate of food I ordered in no way resembled her description of it and, of course, as a result I was disappointed. Second negative point, the waitress asked me how I was enjoying my dinner while I was chewing my food. I turned to her to show her that my mouth was full and she just stood there smiling, waiting for me to finish my mouthful. Rude, rude, rude. I always despise this all too common discourtesy. Third, the fried chicken of the meal was extremely greasy. It had not been drained properly. It was an unpleasant meal altogether - the main reason being the server's brainless discourtesy and poor English.

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Salmon House2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
Came here for my hunni's birthday
By straw_hut of Vancouver (downtown) (22 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 14, 2013 - 10:01am [Dine in]

Make no mistake of it, this place is beautiful, dimly lit and has probably the best view in the lower mainland. When nightfall comes around, the sight of burrard inlet is breathtaking (make sure you arrive after sunset so you can see the beautiful lights).

All staff were friendly, and the place is not super loud like most restaurants. I noticed that most of the customers looked like the sem-retired rich type of people. Us being in our early thirties sort of felt out of place but that didn't matter...on with what is important, the food...

So since if was the gf's birthday, I let her decide what to order. She picked the seafood tower (for 2) which costed $75 but included a little bit of everything...After a relatively short wait time, it arrived - 3 plates stacked on top of each other - the top was the appetizer cold plate that had raw oysters, salmon, shrimp and canned salmon. The oysters tasted really fishy. Everything else was ok. not something I'd rave about.

The 2nd plate had mussels, clams, shrimp, salmon in a curry-like broth + 2 garlic sticks. It was such a small serving that you could almost consider it to be an appetizer. The curry soup base seemed very watered down.

The final plate had grilled salmon, grilled shrimp and asparagus. It was the most delicious plate but the salmon did not seem to be of high quality and was a bit dry. Also the grilled shrimp was on a kabob of 3 pieces. If this seafood tower is for 2 people to share, why would you put in only 3 shrimps on a kabob?

Overall, the food was not that fresh or tasty and the biggest thing was that we were still hungry after our 100$ bill arrived. Save your money and go to the keg or another place.

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White Spot752 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Not Too Shabby
By Leirik17 of West Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 22, 2013 - 9:46pm [Dine in]

I went here recently to give White Spot another try, as the last location on Georgia Street in Downtown Vancouver was a complete disaster. But this location was a lot better than it's counterpart south of the the Lion's Gate bridge.

Food: I ordered the regular 1/4 lb. legendary burger with lettuce and tomato. It was pretty good, not too long of a wait time. The beef was tender and juicy and was not drowned in their Triple O's Sauce. My only complaint was that the tomatoes were not too fresh, but nothing TOO bad. The fries were certainly better than the last location; they were crispy and fresh, and not soggy. Very satisified overall.

Service: I was immediately responded to the minute I walked in the door. Short wait time for food, about 10 mins. The restaurant was about 1/4 quarter full, so not too busy. The server was friendly and helpful, and told me exactly what I asked about. She was very attentive and responded to my requests very quickly. About halfway through the meal, she politely said that another waitress would be "taking over" for her. The next waitress was as polite as the last.

Value: I believe that I received good value for what I ordered. The burger was pretty fresh and satisfying. The fries were not overly crispy, nor were they soggy. I would definitely pay the price of the burger if this is what I would receive anytime.

Ambiance: Pretty good, nothing special here. Everything was pretty clean, and the booth that I sat at was comfortable. Tables were wiped down, and everything else was clean. There were about 3 TV's, all side by side, showing sports by the bar. I think it's somewhat annoying that the moment you walk in you face the bar, which is by the kitchen where you find waitresses and waiters scurrying back and forth, but if you don't sit there, it's not a problem.

Nice job, White Spot. Nat Bailey would be proud.

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Mikado Sushi5353 Headland Drive, West Vancouver
Favorite Sushi Place in West Vancouver
By Leirik17 of West Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 8:52pm [Dine in]

This place has it all. The food is top-notch and the service is incredible. I came here recently to dine, and I left very satisfied.

The moment I walked in, I was greeted with a smile and a server immediately appeared holding menus. There were about 2 other tables occupied, so this was very fast. I was able to have the option to choose where I wanted to sit, and I thought this was very considerate. The chef and waitress are very friendly and happy, and accommodate you extremely well.

Food: I ordered edamame and a sushi box. I also ordered water which was immediately poured for me and served cold. The waiting time was very fast, at around 6-8 minutes. The sushi box consisted of 1 miso, salad, assorted tempura, 4 california rolls, 1 piece of shrimp, tuna, and salmon sashimi each, and a bowl of rice. The edamame came first and it was hot, fresh, and not over-salted. The misos were also hot and fresh, and were not too watery or salty. The tempura was hot, crispy, and flavorful, and it also came with a special dipping sauce. The california rolls were exceptional. Each piece was very fresh and tasted amazing. The sashimi was very good, although the shrimp portion was a little small, however, the tuna and salmon portions made up for it. The rice was also hot and fresh. They also provided the option of light soy-sauce, which was very nice.

Service: The waitress was extremely attentive, friendly, and helpful. My requests were immediately taken care of, and she was happy to assist in any way. I didn't wait very long for my food, which was amazing since I was not the only one being served. This service is definitely what brings me back, along with the food.

Ambiance: The restaurant is small, with about 6 tables and window-seat bar area that seats about 3. The floors were clean, and the paint was not peeling on the walls. The tables were not greasy or dirty, such is the feeling that they immediately clean them after you leave. The whole place had a very calming and relaxing atmosphere, with the light classical music playing in the background. The place did not smell of fish or seaweed too, which was a plus. The bathrooms were clean and did not smell bad, as they provided air freshners and scented candles. This place is very charming, even though it is small.

Value: I feel that I received good value. The food was very good and fresh. The sushi box was $10.95 and the edamame was $4.25. I believe that the edamame was a little too pricey, as the portion wasn't THAT big. However, at least the portion sizes weren't extremely small. But for food this good, I would definitely pay this price, except maybe for the edamame.

The place definitely keeps me coming back. I will always come back to this charming little restaurant, hungry for more.

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Dundarave Sushi2459 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Great Value and Great Food
By Leirik17 of West Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 5:13pm [Dine in]

I found this place when I was searching for a sushi place that was inexpensive, but still very tasty. I was not disappointed. I ordered the chicken teriyaki bento box, and edamame. I asked for no tea, as I don't like it, but it still came anyway. ???

The server was kind, though a little rushed as it was semi-full when I got there, at lunchtime. She was a little vague and distant, but she spoke English well, and she had a pretty good memory, as she didn't write my order down, or anyone else's for that matter. This place is very small, with about 8 tables. There were menus all over the walls and the paint was peeling on the walls where I was sitting.

The food came very quickly, and it was very fresh and tasty. The tempura was crisp and hot, and the chicken teriyaki was not slathered in sauce, nor was it completely dry. It was pretty tender except for some of the outside pieces. The salad that came with the box with fresh and again, was not drowned in dressing. Since I received the edamame first and since it came in a reasonable portion, I was about halfway done before the main course came. This too was very fresh, hot, and did not have gallons of salt poured on it, As the ambiance is not too charming, I would recommend ordering an appetizer to keep you busy as there is nothing to look at there, and especially if you are really hungry.

The price was very fair. I felt that I got great value for the food I received. I would recommend this place to anybody who loves great sushi at a low price. Although, I would advise take-out. The dining experience is worth a lot more not eating in the restaurant. I would definitely come here again.

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Bakehouse, The2453 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
best lunch place on the north shore!!
By baker girl of West Vancouver, B.C. (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, June 23, 2013 - 2:48pm [Dine in]

I had lunch with my friend yesterday and the food was wonderful! They have an open kitchen so you can watch the cooks and the baker while you wait for your food. All the food is made on site from scratch daily. They make there own bread ( multigrain is the best ) and there soup is thick and filling. I had a red velvet cupcake with real cream cheese icing. It was so yummy!!! My friend had the strawberry spinach salad with candied pecans OMG!! That is what I will be having next time. The portions are big and staff is nice and friendly. Its the perfect place to take your friends and family!! I cant wait to go back!!

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Beach House, The150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Awesome Wedding!
By hungryjo of Vancouver (175 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 4:31pm [Dine in]

I had a wedding here in the Summer and it was my most memorable moment thanks to Beach House!

This place is a hidden gem and only works best for small weddings. I had around 50 guests attending the 2nd floor of the restaurant plus the outdoor balcony. Incredible view of the ocean!

We chose the buffet dinner and I've been to a lot of weddings. Beach House is different because every item was DELICIOUS! The first bite took me away and I was shocked how generous they were to provide me such quality food. We had salads, fish (fresh and tasty), beef (which tasted like filet mignon) and chicken (which was surprisingly moist!). I was SO happy because I LOVE food!

Service was great! There was always someone available to refill water and wine. I was able to get my concerns dealt with immediately. Everything went by so smoothly!

I would do it all over again!

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Rose Thai1425 Marine Drive, #130, West Vancouver
Best Thai Restaurant in Vancouver.
By Taylor Jane of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

I had an amazing experience at Rose Thai. The food was simply delicious and the service was exceptional. Love it. Love it. Love it. I had been to so many Thai restaurants and found that Rose Thai stood out the best. My sister and I went to Rose Thai on a quite slow day, we didn't want to come in because we thought that since it was so slow, the service would be very grumpy. But, the pictures on the window made our mouths water from how good it looked. So we entered in. A nice lady greeted us as we entered in and led us to out table. She first started asking if we would like a drink, how caring that is! Usually, some restaurants just lead us to our table with the menu and forget about us, not Rose Thai! We said we would like ''water, thank you'' but when we saw the tea on another table, we got tempted so we went with tea. So refreshing, so relaxing like a day at the spa! This restaurant completely made my day. The menu was enormous and was hardcover with lovely, clear, pictures with (yummy!!!) tasty looking food. We ordered the Tom Yum Soup, Green Beans, Pad Thai, and Red Curry to start with (all reasonable prices!). When the food arrived, its aroma filled the room and we were satisfied, we couldn't believe how good it tasted and smelled! The Tom Yum Soup was exceptionally well, its hot and sourness was just perfect with a hint of lemongrass. The Green Beans, were very well cooked as well, I could tell the sauce was a secret weapon to make the dish complete. The Pad Thai was a favourite (according to the lady) and we thoroughly enjoyed it as well (became one of my favourites too!) Last, came the Red Curry which was delicious. It was just perfect for my sister and I because we don't eat too spicy foods, the chicken was very tender and super well cooked. (I rate it 5 stars!) Overall, the price wasn't expensive at all for such good food! Amazing food, pardon me. Simply wonderful. When we were about to go, the nice lady offered us some coconut candy! My sister said '' no thank you.'' But I took some just for the sake of politeness, I tasted it and then it just devoured into my mouth, great, now I'm addicted to coconut candy as well. Anyways, after I left I just kept thinking how amazing the experience was. I will be back soon, Rose Thai! I strongly and highly recommend Rose Thai as your typical everyday fine dining. If you have not tried Rose Thai, go now! Or you will be missing out on some good stuff.

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Troll's at Horseshoe Bay6408 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Artichoke Crab Dip?
By TraceCee of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 3:32pm [Dine in]

This past Sunday, myself and two other friends decided to stop at Troll's for lunch, having been enticed by the fish and chips advertisement on an outside sandwich board.

I don't want to comment too much on the cleanliness of the outside of the building or the inside decor of Trolls as I have eaten in a number of restaurants with outdated decor but incredible food and service. Trolls is not one of them.

Friends and I sat down on oddly low chairs and booth seats. The atmosphere was busy with patrons who were a mix of ferry passengers and locals.

I had been interested in the fish and chips but found the prices to be overly expensive for one piece of fish. So, I opted for the warm artichoke and crap dip.

The crab dip arrived on a plate with multi-coloured tortilla chips which were cold and it was obvious that I was given the bottom of the bag with more broken dime size chip pieces than whole. The crab dip had cheese melted on the top and was then covered with salsa...salsa? Weird.

They only way I knew it was crab dip as it was impossible to see pieces of crab was when i had to pull out three pieces of crab cartiledge. Nice.... As as for artichoke, I did not see any evidence of that in my bowl. The flavour was okay but the food was somewhat greasy so I didn't finish it. I have had artichoke crab dips in the past that were less creamed cheese and more artichoke, crab. This crab dip was more akin to a puree.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
A beautiful location ruined by poor customer service and management
By vonantal of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 10:40am [Dine in]

I attended at this restaurant for my birthday dinner. The server made a very obvious mistake with respect to my drink. Rather than admitting his mistake he went into a song and dance routine which involved confirming with the bartender that he had made the right drink. The drink is depicted in their drink menu, and it is also my usual drink which I have ordered more times than I can remember, and also make myself at home. Eventually the server relented and seemingly offered me another drink. At the end of the evening both drinks were on the bill. Efforts to resolve matters with the management have yielded no results. In fact they have not even yielded a response.

I will not be going back to this restaurant. I have been going to this restaurant with my family for a very long time. A very small effort on their part would have seen us remain customers.

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Calvin's Cafe and Catering3720 Mt. Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver
Yummy food and great specials!
By k8te of East Vancouver, BC (7 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:36pm [Dine in]

I have been here a few times since this place is near my home and have had some amazing experiences and some decent ones but the food has always been delicious. Their dishes suit a sophisticated palette but sometimes their service does not. As a whole though I am very pleased to live so close by this place. The nights when they have pasta, appy and a glass of wine for one price is a great deal.

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Beach House, The150 25th Street, West Vancouver
Five Stars
By poorestoliver of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:36pm [Dine in]

We have always had great success at this restaurant. The location is perfect if you are looking for a nice walk on the boardwalk after dining. The servers are attentive and the service is prompt. And the food is great. Whatever service, food, and price point formula the Beach House is using is the right formula. I hope they continue on with such great success.

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Red Lion Bar & Grill, The2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
A tiny piece of Bread with the order of clams
By poorestoliver of Vancouver (24 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 1, 2013 - 4:23pm [Dine in]

We went here on a nice Monday afternoon and overall, we were not that impressed. The service was slow for the number of diners. We ordered several dishes and a couple of terrible tasting coca colas. The pop was way flat. The salad we ordered had slimey leafs of lettuce which is always a little disturbing, and gross. The order of clams came in a big bowl with tasty broth but they served a 16 dollar order of clams with the smallest tiniest piece of toasted bread. So small that we couldn't enjoy the broth. I think they are worried that if they give you too much bread you will not order another dish? Seems kind of short sighted on their part. How much does a little piece of bread cost anyways? Save money on other things but don't cheap out on the cheap things, like bread. All and alll...not fantastic. Words for the manager...when you screw customers over on the basics like bread, the customers will go elsewhere. Just saying.

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Boathouse Restaurant, The6695 Nelson Avenue, West Vancouver
Good Atmosphere, Ambiance, Lots of room, and a nice Fire place.
By Allan Cassidy of north vancouver (21 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 1:18am [Dine in]

I went to the Boathouse Restaurant in Horseshoe Bay, on saturday march 9th 2013. I had a 7 oz sirloin steak, with a lobster tail ( warm bread & whipped garlic butter, to start ) roast potatoes, asparagus spears and a 7up. It was quite good, also if you like lobster, the Boathouse often has a thing called The Lobster Fest, where you can order various lobster items stuffed with crab, ect. Also Lobster Thermidor, and various other items, prawns, crab, prime rib ect. Also the food server was courteous, polite, helpful and knowledgeable. Yes I would return to the Boathouse again, try something a little different ? by Allan Cassidy.

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Cindy's Cafe1850 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Staff tag-team grand kids.
By WSJbiotexpert of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:03am [Dine in]

Not only are Cindy's breakfast delicious but what fun to see neighbours I hadn't for years, have staff 'manage' the little ones and spend time with our own kids. These guys get what hospitality is all about! It's tiny and bustling and now open Friday and Saturday nights. My husband wants to put their no-corkage fee to the test when we return for dinner and I want to try their gluten-free veggie Lasanga!

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Bean Around The World2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
Loud, poor service, staff seems distracted
By I like Cake of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 11:08pm [Dine in]

I workout at the rec centre frequently and often go into the cafe to work on some emails or visit with a friend. At times it seems as though the staff view customers as a distraction from visiting with one another. The music is often played too loudly. The staff are crashing around and busy having loud conversations with one another. Not always very clean either. It is a shame, it is a nice space and a great location but I wouldn't want to work or try to have a detailed conversation with anyone here like I do at other coffee shops. Given the atmosphere it is nicer to sit in the Community centre lobby and avoid the cafe all together.

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Cactus Club Cafe855 Main Street, West Vancouver
Not Bad
By heliakay of North Vancouver, B.C, Canada (2 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:50pm [Dine in]

I came here with a few girls, unfortunately the hostess wasn't very pleasant and looked like she was really forced to be there, but as we got to our table things started looking better. Very nice restaurant, the service was okay nothing special. We ordered some drinks and everyone seemed to be really happy with those. I got the burger with yam fries and it was very very very good !! Definitely happy with my food, the restaurant was a little too busy and loud for my liking but over all a good time!

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