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garagebrokerRichmondSince December 11, 20064 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.5)
  • Service2.5 (2.5)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Ciao Bella Italian Restaurant703 Denman Street, Vancouver
I wish I had read the reviews!
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 12:21am [Dine in]

I've walked past this restaurant many times without being enticed inside. Last night we ducked in out of the rain after reading what seemed to be like a good menu. Now I know why I never went in before; I should have trusted my intuition.

The service was slow and when our food arrived, they had gotten the order wrong. I was so sure that because the food had taken such a long time to arrive, it would take forever to get the right dish. That wasn't the case which makes one wonder why it took so long in the first place.

For $5.95 you can get 4 melba toast sized slices of garlic toast. If I were the waitress, I would have been embarrassed to serve it. She should have steered us clear and suggested a better appetizer. The pasta is standard and probably only worth the 50% off Tuesday special.

If you are around there and want some pasta, you'd be much better off crossing the street to Yoshoku-Ya for some homey Japanese spaghetti.

Definitely not recommended.

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Raincity Grill1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
A Little Disappointing
Submitted Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 12:10am [Dine in]

I haven't been to the RCG in a very long time and when a friend popped into town, we decided to walk down from her hotel to the restaurant. We had a very nice table in the corner with a nice view of the water (at least she had a nice view of the water).

Although the dinner was good, it was less interesting than I expected. The flavours were average for something at that price point. I think it will be another few years before I go back since there are so many other more intriguing places to try in Vancouver.

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Kingford Seafood Restaurant5890 No. 3 Road, #200, Richmond
Richmond Rarity: Good Service and Good Food
Submitted Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 7:10pm [Dine in]

Today we went to Kingford Seafood for dim sum based on reviews we read on DineHere. I am glad we read the reviews and they were accurate.

We are always looking for a better place for dim sum where the waiters don't scowl at you and throw the food at your table. I think we have finally found a place where we are comfortable taking company to for dim sum.

The food was fresh and hot and we didn't miss the noisy food trolleys at all. Variety was good and even the usual offerings were changed up for a bit of interest such as spare ribs with squash. The turnip cakes were soft and tasty; the eggplant fantastic; the beef balls were big and one serving was enough for five of us. The fresh crab and tofu wrapper was excellent. The teapot was kept hot and waiters obliging when we asked for fresh tea. We finished off the meal with eggtarts that were still warm.

Because the quality was so good, we probably ate more than we normally would have for dim sum. It cost us $8 per person but probably we could have gotten away with $6 per person. I have no qualms with spending $8 per person especially when the service AND the food is good.

I am looking forward to trying them out for dinner.

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No. 9 Restaurant5300 No. 3 Road, #812, Richmond
Standby Restaurant
Submitted Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 8:47pm [Dine in]

As some of the other reviewers have said, this restaurant is one those that you go to after work or late at night.

The food quality is inconsistent. Sometimes the food is done right and other times, it simply just misses the mark. We ordered Singapore noodles one week and they were swimming in gravy and the next time we ordered it, it was as dry as the Sahara. One dish that is usually pretty good is the Honey Garlic Ribs. I also enjoy the scallop and egg white fried rice. Finish that off with a side of chinese vegetables and you have a decent meal.

The service is also inconsistent. We do take out from this restaurant most of the time and the main hostess is fine but watch out if you are unfortunate enough to get the owner's daughter seating you. She is very rude and she doesn't care about customer service. If you don't speak chinese, you are definitely out of luck.

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