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hpratvfrkVancouverSince March 12, 2012Favourite List (2)Try List (3)3 Reviews
Average Rating
2 (1.8)
  • Food1.5 (1.7)
  • Service1.5 (1.3)
  • Value1.5 (1.7)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.7)


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Chewie's Steam & Oyster Bar1055 West Hastings St, #110, Vancouver
I had worms in my food. Shouldn't be called an Oyster Bar.
Submitted Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 3:01am [Dine in]

My girlfriend and I have heard great things about Chewie's, so we decided to give it a try tonight for Happy Hour. The selection was great and the atmosphere was top notch.

The drinks and oysters came quick as well. However, we were appalled to find a worm on one of the oysters' shells. It was the last one we ate, so we were definitely not at ease when we thought of the 9 other ones we had already ingested. We alerted one of the waiters immediately, who brushed it off saying "oh yeah, we get those some times!". Although it was in a joking manner, I don't think this is really an acceptable situation.

Staying on the topic of oysters, we ordered the Rockefeller oyster appy, and I was welcomed with a mouth full of sand. I could individually pick out the pieces of sand and even tiny rocks.

All oysters aside, the crab cakes were incredibly mediocre and with no taste, even with the complimentary sauce. Never have I had an experience like this at a restaurant, and it'll no doubt influence my decision in visiting a Chewie's again.

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Revel Room238 Abbott Street, Vancouver
Slow Service, Mediocre Food, but Great Friend Hangout
Submitted Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 7:35pm [Dine in]

The service was painfully slow, took 1hr+ to get food to our table. Their so-called fries were CHUNKS of potatoes, seriously, 4 pieces of these 'fries' is = one potato.

Ambience was fun, and a great hangout spot for friends, NOT family. Aside from that one positive aspect about this restaurant, the seats were also pretty cramped.

Wouldn't come here again though.

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JR's Taste of Ceylon3929 Knight Street, Vancouver
An Honest Review of a Terrible Restaurant
Submitted Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 9:34pm [Dine in]

Please let me recap on what exactly happened tonight. My parents and I went to JR to use our Dealfind coupon. We paid about $20 for $50 worth of food. We went into the restaurant to be greeted by a girl sitting at a table on her laptop computer. We were the only table at the time (it was almost 7pm on a Sunday night).
We were first of all, greatly confused by the menus because of its lack of descriptions (we're not Sri-Lankan or Indian). We order the Rotti, a hopper platter, curry chicken, curry beef with rice, and mango lassie.

First of all, let's go right into the curry chicken. It came COLD in a glass dish the size of a soy sauce dipping tray (extra small), for $6.99. Yes, $6.99 for 4 pieces of chicken that had more bones than meat. We complained to the waitress that it was cold, and she did not do anything to redeem herself, until I asked her to heat it up...in a microwave. We waited for 10 minutes to get it reheated. I heard the microwave beep twice, so she undoubtedly reheated it twice in those ten minutes. When it came back, it was indeed hot, but half of the curry had already evaporated.

The rotti was fine. The hoppers were not worth the $12 that we paid for. There were 5 rice cakes, that were less than stellar. The beef curry with rice tasted exactly like the curry chicken, and it felt like the whole dish was microwaved, as the dish lost its heat within 5 minutes. The only thing that was acceptable was the mango lassie. Yes, a drink. It just felt like mango yogurt, but that's fine. It was for $4.

This restaurant is not good at all. This is seriously the worst Sri-Lankan/Indian restaurant I have ever been to, and I will not hesitate to NOT come again. I will not come again. At the end of the night, the waitress told us that the computer system has problems with the Dealfind coupon, and that she couldn't print out a receipt. Is it that hard to write out the prices?

We feel that we have been thoroughly ripped off by the restaurant, as we feel that they have intentionally shrunk the portion sizes because we had a Dealfind coupon. We have also calculated our bill based on the menu, and realized that they charged us an extra 10% (it's not much, but the thought of it is just immoral).
Just do yourself a favour and please, don't visit this restaurant. The waits for food are ridiculous, the food is terrible, the service is unethical, and the atmosphere is common and unattractive. I am just being honest, I did not exaggerate any of my experiences.

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