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FaireVivrevancouverSince January 11, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.7)


Displaying 1 - 3 of 3 Reviews Found
Pepper Roast1985 Powell street, Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 1:19pm [Dine in]

A few of us and our mothers decided to try this out only because we happened on this on the review.

First thing that we noticed is the aroma. Smelled really good. Second thing, the place is small, maybe 3 barstools/per bar like round table; so we had to put 2 together. Third, it was quite clean for this area.

While we were waiting, it was a Saturday, there was a steady stream of customers coming in mainly for take out, for reasons pointed above.
When the food came, it did not disappoint. In fact, the chicken, we tried both the oven fried and roasted was really tasty and moist. The sides of pasta and salad were good too considering how small this place is...you would think it would be a slap together affair, but no, obviously someone(s) at the back had taken care with them.

We left feeling full and very satisfied. Even our picky mothers loved it.

The owner even came up and chatted with us.

So, yes we will definitely be back perhaps to take out for a grand pic nic.
Good job Pepper Roast!!

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Zuushi Garden Japanese Restaurant8780 Blundell Road, #190, Richmond
just checking this out
Submitted Friday, April 24, 2009 - 1:58pm [Dine in]

Had read this is a newish restaurant, close to Master Hung's which is one of the nicest BBQ meat restos in Richmond that i know. Also read 2 precious favourable reviews so, decided to try.

Went on Thursday evening so place quite quiet.
I echo the other reviewers that the sushi here is very fresh and and very, very tasty. We had the clams in sake consomme, spider roll(deep fried soft shelled crabs), prawns tempura, and shared a bowl of chirashi don(assorted sashimi) on rice. Every one of these was beautifully presented on pretty japanese bowls and dishes, which is great, but the taste, wow!! very fresh and very good. The price is more than reasonable as is but, on top of this, there is a 10% off promotion going on...not sure for how long..

We were very impressed by this little place where the chef obviously cares about each of his creations.

Really struggled with wanting to keep this a secret and shouting its praises.
We will be baaaaccckkkkk!!

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Taste of Hon's551 Seymour Street, Vancouver
surprisingly very good
Submitted Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 8:07pm [Dine in]

Only decided to go because of coupon in the Straight, and thought it would be similar to the other Hon's around town. How wrong I was!

Once inside, the restaurant was surprisingly large, airy and well lit. In spite of the last, it still has some small areas for more private dining. There is even a small water fall one of the walls!! Lovely look and feel.
Then not only were the servers very friendly and interested in what the restaurant had to offer, but were happy and eager to recommend what in their opinion were the most tasty. Our server even told us if we wanted dessert, they would need a little more time since they were made when ordered. That was good, because they would be fresh and helpful if you are in a rush.

The menu was truly "Pan Asian" as advertised. They had food from almost all the SE Asian countries. There were many items on the menu but not overwhelmingly so. We tried the Laksa, a rice vermicelli in a curryish soup. Spicy but not too bad! It was large, and generous with at least 5 big prawns, 1 whole boiled egg, tofu, bean sprouts, chicken chunks, lemon slice and more jalapeno slices. Since i know this dish well, I am quite shocked, happily that is, to find it so authentically flavourful and very tasty...and not too salty. Good to the last slurp!
My friend had the Chicken Linguine...which normally would have had jalapeno and black beans, but because she didn't want spicy, we asked to have the jalapeno left out. No problem! It was presented in a very pretty 'lopsided' white bowl, and was also a large serving and very, very delicious. Both of these could have easily been halved and saved for another meal later. And O before i forget, the dinnerware is very unusual and eye-catching...japanese influenced(?)

Right now, in January 2009 (I think), there is a special where you buy the first entree and the second is half price. Also, if you order a drink, you could have a full butter chicken meal with the works for $2.95!! Both specials are dine in only. But you could take out anything they have there.

When we were there on Saturday, Vancouver was still snowed in, and there were few people in the place, but everyone who ate there said the food was very good.
Since it's downtown, the restaurant gives you 1 hour free parking if your order is $25 or more. The parking is just beside it on Seymour.

Honestly, I can't wait to go back to try their other offerings. What a little gem at the price!

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