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bricklaneGastownSince August 17, 20072 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (4)
  • Food4.5 (4.5)
  • Service4.5 (4.5)
  • Ambiance2 (2)


Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 Reviews Found
Yoshi Japanese Restaurant689 Denman Street, Vancouver
Great fish, cold unappealing decor.
Submitted Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 1:08pm [Dine in]

The quality of fish and sushi is fantastic, lovely presentation.

The restaurant could seriously use a coat of paint(especially at the entrance, and an interior update, it's very early 90's cheap. Everytime I walk in (we get lunch takeout from here once a week) I am surprised by how stark yet messy the restaurant is. The bar is always piled with paperwork and the back room has a glass door exposing stockpiled items and cleaning supplies. Very cold atmosphere and far from romantic, but good sushi. Except the chop scallop roll or cone, Watery and bland.

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Boneta12 Water Street, #115, Vancouver
Not cookie-cutter trendy Vancouver
Submitted Friday, August 17, 2007 - 12:39pm [Dine in]

What a treat. I've eeaten here about 6 times. Total exit from you typical try-hard Vancouver yaletown special.

At Boneta you will find no glowing lucite bar or Wenge-wood paneled walls. THe chef's genius creations leave you jaw-dropped staring at you date after the first bite. The scallop and duck wanton, the cod and the beef or bison sparerib are outrageous! The chef comes from Lumiere so the cult is sure to follow but as yet, the other customers add to the experience with laughing and drooling over there dishes, no cougar installed at the bar like some other local spots.

It is the perfect combination of casual and upscale with unique and stylish touches in unexpect places. The service is fantastic because, it seems, the management will not settle for less. The owners are well know local talent and totally hands on in all areas. This is my new favourite in Gastown, it fits perfectly between Salt and Chambar. Love, love love!

*I was disappointed by the negative review on here by some un-informed food snob. The "doughy wanton" contains no dough at all, the dough being replaced by a SCALLOP (hence duck and scallop wanto, they didn't forget an ingredient). Pounded out carpaccio style and wrap around the beautiful duck. Also, I thoroughly enjoyed the halibut, though to enjoy halibit you have to knowq it is a small, delicate taste and more about the texture and accompaniment that some powerful flavour.

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