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aftertasteVancouverSince September 24, 20114 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.4)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)


Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Ninkazu Japanese Restaurant4231 Hazelbridge Way, #205, Richmond
Submitted Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 2:07am [Dine in]

I'm always satisfied with their "Late Night" ($13.95) menu, but I do get their "Lite Dinner" ($20.95) menu if my hunger can bear to wait until 9:30pm.

In my opinion their food is pretty much up to par with regular non-all-you-can-eat Japanese restaurants.

The pros of the "Late Night" menu would of course be the price. But the advantage of ordering from the the "Lite Dinner" menu would be certain menu items that I like:
unlimited sashimi (as opposed to a limit of 6 pieces per person on the "Late Night" menu),
chopped scallop sushi (you can only get the cone version from the "Late Night" menu ... which I find to be a lot messier),
shark fin sushi (tastes like jelly fish from Chinese restaurants),
wakame sushi,
tuna tataki (tuna sashimi that's cooked on the outside),
and New York steak (thin pieces of steak that I really enjoy it, but it might be a bit plain for others).

For either menu, I always tick off orders of sashimi, miso soup, oyster motoyaki, agedashi tofu, beef teriyaki, chicken katsu, chicken karrage and jello for dessert. These dishes always come out tasty.

Some items I don't recommend from Ninkazu are their gyozas, unagi fried rice, and salmon kama. The unagi fried rice tasted like bad fried rice with little to no unagi, and the salmon kama is just a deep fried fish head that's very difficult to eat.

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Sushi Bay1284 Kingsway, Vancouver
Always a Good Experience
Submitted Friday, April 6, 2012 - 5:08am [Dine in]

I drop by Sushi Bay every so often and it never lets me down.

At Sushi Bay, you won't find jumbo sized sashimi pieces; what you will find is average pieces of fresh salmon and tuna.

The beef lunch box is also great. It comes with beef teriyaki, California roll, tempura, green salad, rice and miso soup. The beef teriyaki was a bit oily but still really tasty. Everything else was good too, except the miso soup tasted kind of bland to me.

If you're in the mood to splurge and like cream cheese I recommend the Hot Wheels roll. It is one of the special rolls and is priced at $7.95. This is probably the tastiest roll I've ever had. The outside is deep fried, then comes a filling of salmon and crab meat. The center is a dollop of cream cheese which really brings the roll together for me. So good.

Sushi bay's takoyaki is also good.

The service here is always friendly. The place always looks clean and is nicely designed. They are also dividers between some tables for added privacy. I'm surprised that this restaurant isn't more busy.

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Ganache Patisserie1262 Homer Street, Vancouver
Might be back ...
Submitted Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 1:31am [Take-out]

I've tried three full-sized cakes from Ganache Patisserie: the Fôret Noir, the Matcha-Exotique and the Mango Chocolat. I got them all in 6" which are priced at just under $30.

I had the Fôret Noir a while ago; I remember enjoying its rich and chocolatey layers.

I thought the Matcha-Exotique was alright. The green tea mousse part was spongy and had a light green tea taste. The layers tasted good together but not exceptional. The cake was also quite gorgeous.

The one I've tried most recently and was most disappointed by is the Mango Chocolat cake. The mango mousse layer and the mango gelée were good. The mango mousse layer reminded me of fresh mango pudding. However, I did not enjoy the dark chocolate passionfruit mousse layer at all. The taste reminded me almost of red bean. Overall, I don't think the layers went well together. And unlike the other two cakes this one comes out rectangle, which unfortunately didn't look quite as nice as the other two, even with the decorations on. This cake left me very disappointed.

I don't think I'll be ordering full-sized cakes from Ganache Patisserie. It is tempting to though, since they have such pretty cakes on display. I might be back for the smaller slices.

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Milestone's Grill & Bar2966 W. 4th Ave., Vancouver
Delicious Thanksgiving meal
Submitted Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:41am [Dine in]

We felt like going out to eat for Thanksgiving this year and ended up at Milestones, one of the few places advertising Thanksgiving meals.

The Thanksgiving menu consisted: "oven-roasted turkey with all the trimmings: roasted garlic mashed potatoes, fresh seasonal vegetables, and andouille sausage stuffing with cranberry pear chutney" as the entrée with "caramel apple crisp" for dessert.

The turkey was tender and juicy. The mash potatoes were flavorful and went well with the moist stuffing. Dessert was mouthwatering. The "caramel apple crisp" was warm, sweet, crumbly and went well with the scoop of vanilla ice creamed that topped it off. The portion was generous as well, we had some dessert leftover because we were so full.

As advertised, our meal came to $25 before tax per person. Which, although not cheap, was worth it because we enjoyed our meal that much.

Although we've only tried their Thanksgiving meal, I would not hesitate to come back a second time around to sample other items from their menu.

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