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dotoriousKitsilano, VancouverSince September 12, 20062 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.9)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance2 (2)


Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 Reviews Found
Pho Kim Penh Xe Lua540 West Broadway, Vancouver
It is what it is
Submitted Sunday, April 12, 2009 - 6:05pm [Dine in]

Cheap & speedy, but not exactly a place I'd recommend to anyone. I found the noodles to be a little too thin & slightly overcooked, and the broth was a little too seasoned & salty with a slightly sweet after taste. They're not too precise with the order, either. I ordered #14, and got only a couple of pieces of steak and lots of tiny pieces of flank and tendon floating in it. My friend ordered the pho with only steak and still got quite a few pieces of tripe in it. The spring rolls were over-fried and served all cut up like re-fried leftovers. Not the most appetizing.

But all in all, I didn't expect much more than this, so whatever. it's fine.

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Kirin Mandarin Restaurant1172 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Great dim sum, but feels like you're sitting in lobby
Submitted Sunday, January 4, 2009 - 5:23pm [Dine in]

Great dim sum, and solid service, and I'd go back any day. But it's weird -- every time I go there, they try to seat us in the little downstairs area by the door, and we have to ask to sit a bit upstairs where it's warmer, cozier, and more crowded. Is it us (a couple of 30-something Asian women)? Do we not look like we want a sit-down meal? The whole feel of the restaurant, in fact, is a bit like sitting in the middle of a hotel lobby or an indoor courtyard of an office building -- which, I think it is. Whatever -- for a bustling, Chinese banquet vibe complete with dim sum carts, we go to Sun Sui Wah. Kirin has hotter, slightly cheaper, and somewhat fresher food, and it's walking distance from home. I'm not complaining.

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