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a5a96561arbutus ridgeSince October 24, 20086 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3 (3.2)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


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Handi4432 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Another of Dunbars' best kept secrets
Submitted Saturday, January 24, 2009 - 11:18am [Dine in]

What a find!
Don't let the rather nondescript front facade fool you.Beyond the entry lies one of Dunbars' best kept secrets.
The interior offers a cosy ambience belieing the exterior.
It appears to be family operated.(i doubt one could find staff so toally committed to ensure ones dining pleasure were they not family).Handi suffers perhaps by location.The two adjacent eating establishments are certainly not as up scale,viewing either of the others might encourage one to give the Handi a pass.
As this was our first visit,we didn't ovedo the order.I selected the butter chicken(done to a turn)the secret being the bird is first barbecued.The wife ordered the lamb methi.It was equally as good,We were asked at first what degree of spice we'd prefer,mild,med or hot.We opted for medium and I must say the 'after burners were still firing some 6 hours later,not uncomfortably so.
The entrees were served in candle heated trays,keeping them warm until finished.Served on a bed of basamati rice with enough naan to take care of the residual sauces(which were excellent) provided more than an adequate meal.Topped off with great cups of chai.
Count on approximately $20..p.p sans alchohol
Little things that matter.
No paper nappery
Water refills nonstop.
With the departure of each guest, the tables are sanitized(sprayed) and wiped clean.
Ceratainly worthy of future visits.

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La Notte3307 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Dunbars'secret revealed
Submitted Friday, November 28, 2008 - 2:42pm [Dine in]

This little secret serves the Dunbar area and is well worth the visit.
I know folks who come in from Tsawwassen because they enjoy it so much.
Thursday evening they serve a seafood special,it varies,but it's always delectible and talk about value...
This is not your corner pizza joint,nor is it Il Giordino.It's simply a place you'd not be ashamed to take your wife or girl friend for a quiet evening out.
The staff are friendly and most accomodating and every dish we've ever had has been absolutely superb.
My wife has an allergy to sulphites(wines are a no no) and,unfortunately,most of the sauces are laced with wine.No trouble here,merely tell the staff and while the dishes may not have that extra zing they're prepared in a tasteful manner.
These folks are pfepared to go the extra mile.

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Sapodilla Restaurant967 West Broadway, Vancouver
Broadways' best kept secret
Submitted Wednesday, November 12, 2008 - 6:48pm [Dine in]

You've driven by here a million times.The name doesn't turn you on. It's just east of BCAAs' office on the north side of Broadway at Oak St.
We just happened in there one sunday evening and what a suprise.
The menu is extensive in fact it's difficult to choose. We opted for the standing rib.Medium rare as is our normal choice.
We were first served home made rolls warm and excellent.The beef arrived medium rare exactly as ordered accompanied by Yorkshire wonderful gravy.vegetables certainly all one could eat.
Fresh brewed coffee.It was just a wonderful unexpected delight.
If you're looking for glamourous decor,this isn't the place.If you're looking for great food at an unbelieably low price,give them a try.Lots of seniors here.Owner operated and most accomodating.

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White Spot5367 West Boulevard, Vancouver
disappointed senior
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

I've been doing White Spot since its inception on Granville.This was not only the worst meal that I've ever had at White Spot but possibly th worst meal anywhere.
I ordered the seniors turkey dinner.
It consisted of a few slices of extremely dry white meat on a bed of mashed potatoes covering it all was a gravy.
The stuffing came in the form of balls not unlike meat balls,hard and dried out.
The vegetable was asparagus.Three spears which must have been
merely dipped in hot water,they too were hard.In total it was a disaster.
I was invited by my son and family .Their selections were apparently OK.
Had I been on my own I would crtainly have said something to the waitress.I didn't want to create a stir.I'd never reurn

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Takarabune Japanese Restaurant6459 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, October 25, 2008 - 12:02pm [Dine in]

Not fancy but excellent value.Preparation excellent and everything fresh as can be.No reused cooking oil here,tempura done to a turn.It's the nearest we,ve found to a tradtional Tokyo establishment at 1/4 or less of the price.
Location somewhat obscure,tucked away in a mini mall onVictoria off 49th.Menu somewhat different lunch and dinner.Avoid the week-end or be prepared to wait.

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Le Village Cafe3236 West Broadway, Vancouver
a true bistro
Submitted Friday, October 24, 2008 - 5:06pm [Dine in]

This is not a five star resteraunt.It is,however,an outstanding
facility serving a wide selection of deli or bistro style food.It is clean and it's operators,Camelia and Frank bring their expertise
from The Cote d'Azur.Has a true European atmosphere.Prices are incredibly low.Has to be one of Vancouvers' better bargains.

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