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feebsYaletownSince January 25, 20084 Reviews
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4 (3.8)
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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 5:10pm [Dine in]

I come here regularly and it never fails to disappoint. As for previous posts, you should not come here expecting only sushi and sashimi. It is a Japanese Izakaya place. They even have a menu outside so you can see what they serve before you go in!!

I love all Guus, but this one is the one i come to the most. For ambience, it is a small, slightly crowded restaurant and as some have said it can be a bit loud. But i find it entertaining.

Service: can be a bit better. Sometimes, the girls sort of forget about you. Last time, it took a while to get some tea. But normally it is good. I tend to wait about 10-15 minutes.

Now i don't typically come for the service or the ambience. It is the FOOD that is amazing. I always get the beef sashimi, so o good. The mustard and other sauces they add complement it very well. I also like the Eel&mushroom rice dish, pumpkin corquette, Seafood pancake (Thats the only way i can describe it), stri-fried udon, the fried prawns. I love it all!

One problem is that typically when i go with guys, they never seem to be full... so guys may need to eat more filling items or order more food, but this means you have to spend mroe money. Typically for 2, i can usually spend about $30-35. I highly recommend this place to everyone!

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Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar1095 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
DOV '08 - Elegant Dining
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 4:29pm [Dine in]

The Dineout menu looked very yummy so we decided to give it a try. And we always had a urge to try it when we walked by.

Food: We gave the oysters a try and it was quite interesting. I had a bad oyster experience previously elsewhere but this was much better than i expected. I had the Seafood trio, which was good. Presentation was good, but not that much taste. Next i had the Albacore char with rice. It was the best choice i think. The rice was soft, not like normal caucasian rice, which i was greatful for. Dessert was average... I've forgotten what i had. So i had to check. I had the Cheesecake, which was okay... but nothing i couldn't find frozen in the Superstore aisle.

Service: GREAT! I have to admit, to a previous poster, cassey, we went on the 22nd as well and our table was probably yours because we were running like 25 minutes late and stayed 20 minutes later than was allowed. Sorry! But the servers showed no sign of impatience, and the hostesses did not seem annoyed that we were late. It was pleasant all around.

Ambience: Not crowded at all, pretty bright, full view of the kitchen, and not loud!

I would definitely go there again, but maybe on a special occasion.

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
DOV '08 - Okay, but just not memorable
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 3:43pm [Dine in]

I heard some good reviews about this restaurant so i decided to give it a try. But i can't say my experience was spectacular or memorable.

Ambience: Nice views on the water and Burrard bridge. Interesting design inside with lounge-y type chairs. While they are nice chairs, maybe not the most suitable for dining needs, imo. I had to lean forward a lot to reach the table. I think it was just our table but it had a vent above us, and i could hear a chinese man talking above us from the stone grill. I could understand word for word what he was saying... I don't think its normal for diners to be able to hear convo from ANOTHER restaurant.

Food: I had the shrimp&albacore fritter (A nice way to start out the night. It was delicious! and oh-so filling. I think i was full just from this), for a main i had the lamb cheeks (While some reviewers may say mushy, i'd say tender. It was a tad salty but i liked it as an overall dish with the couscous.), and lastly i had the Pavlova (I had no idea what it was and DOV is all about trying new things, right? I didn't like it that much. It tasted like those powdered valentine hearts with syrup on top and the fruit was sooo sour, i could not finish).

Service: It was mediocre. They reminded us of the 1 1/2 hr table time limit and watched over us like a hawk from a distance to see when we were done our dishes.

I don't know if i would try this place again. Maybe if someone else is paying hahah. But i'll agree it is definitely over-rated.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
DOV '08 - A personal favorite
Submitted Friday, January 25, 2008 - 3:20pm [Dine in]

This was my first time going to Chambar after hearing amazing things from others. As others stated, ambience was lovely; VERY Soho; Loud but conversation is more than managable; and not too crowded.

Food: I had the crab soup (creamy with spicy kick), Mussel (How can you come here and NOT get mussels? Delicious!!! I was hesitant about the portion. That thought was blown out the window when i saw the huge bowl they came in. I got like 25 Mussels, more than enough), and for dessert, i shared with a friend the pot de creme (light and tasty) and the Waffle (Best dessert i've had for all DOVs this year and more memorable).

Service: Very quick. But i must say we got our food before the table beside us that sat down before us. The server was nice and girls next to us were hitting on him. Also, they did not try to rush us out at all!

I would go back for non-DOV anytime.

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