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jmalmVancouverSince January 3, 20065 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food4 (4.2)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Value4 (4)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)


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Blue Plate Cafe1211 Valmont Way, Richmond
Good food and value
Submitted Friday, August 19, 2011 - 11:32am [Dine in]

Out of the way place, mostly catering to industrial noontime and breakfast crowd, in the style of the Fraser Park Restaurant in Burnaby. Went with team for lunch. Good sandwich selection and specials: that day they had beef dip, samosas, fish and chips on for about $10 all-in. Portions are reasonably sized. The fish and chips were excellent and would have cost $15 at another location. Another guy had the samosas and said they were some of the best he's had in a while.

Recommend it, will return.

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Tandoori Kona11700 Cambie Road, #170, Richmond
Great for Lunch, we go at least once per week.
Submitted Saturday, June 18, 2011 - 6:19pm [Dine in]

Good solid Indian food. Owners are friendly and honest. They like talking cricket, esp since India is da bomb these days LOL.

Lunch special is good deal, $8.50 or so after taxes, incl. butter chicken, masala, veggie, naan, and rice. Good selection of a la carte food and will customize the taste. Try the Village Dinner for a decent selection, otherwise my coworkers like Chicken Tikka Masala.

Lunchtime lineups can be long so either takeaway or come early. Reservations are sometimes kept but are a small shop so I can't fault them for going first-come-first-serve during peak hours. Closed Sundays.

Worth the trip over the bridge IMO! Magnitudes better value than Himalaya and Continental dim sum in the same complex.

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Penang Delight Cafe3885 Rupert Street, Vancouver
Getting closer...
Submitted Wednesday, December 29, 2010 - 3:22pm [Dine in]

...to authentic Penangese cuisine. Took my Malaysian Chinese father in law to try it out. Tried char quey teow, bee hoon, assam ayam, and roti canai. Not bad, the best char quey teow I've tasted in Vancouver yet but they missed the clams and it wasn't quite spicy enough.

Roti canai wasn't flakey enough but curry sauce was good. Bee hoon was OK. Assam ayam was good.

Owner imports Milo from Malaysia. Also had great authentic Malaysian drink selection. Kopi-O, barley, etc.

Was hoping for fresh off the boat Penang cuisine but maybe the proper ingredients are hard to find here. Will try again and mention I want it true Malaysian style and see what the chef can do!

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Good view does not necessarily mean good experience
Submitted Monday, February 27, 2006 - 8:38pm [Dine in]

Nu’s ambience is quite nice, overlooking False Creek and the Burrard Street Bridge. The light fixtures reminded me of something found at Expo '67. Though such tackiness in most restaurants would look too cornball, this restaurant's atmosphere can make them work.

To start we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. If I make a reservation, my table better be ready on time. 1 point deduction.

The speed of service was variable. Given the size of our party I usually give some amount of slack to the waiting staff with mixing up orders. After all it's not easy being a waiter, especially given Nu’s ambient noise level. My problem came with how long it took to receive or appetizers -- close to 1 hour. 1 point deduction.

IThe bread and the butter tasted great, but to have the manager come and ask if we want bread (our order was taking a long time), then CHARGE us for it? 1 point deduction.

Our food arrived. I was impressed with my gruyere cheese soup and trout. The wine was nice; Nu carries mostly a local selection of Northwest and California wines. Initially I was disappointed with the wine selection but after trying the MC2 bottle I was appeased.

With our large party the management ordained a service charge. This of course is quite standard for large parties, however when the service charge is 20%, don't expect a great review unless you blow me away. I would have argued with management about the service charge but then I wouldn't have felt compelled to write this review. Minus 1 point deduction.

In short, visit Nu to experience the bartending prowess and the view. But be prepared to be nickeled and dimed. You've been warned.

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Ho Yuen Kee6236 Fraser, Vancouver
Mmmm... tofu
Submitted Monday, January 2, 2006 - 11:53pm [Dine in]

I was introduced to this restaurant by my family several months ago. You can tell these guys have reached the next stage of enlightenment when it comes to Cantonese cooking. Presentation and ambience take a back seat to what is really important -- the food. Their specialties are served in old-style vessels seemingly shipped straight from the streets of HK. I have found service to be variable so for the best experience try going on weeknights and even then definitely reserve.

The dishes I have tried that I highly recommend are the pearl lobster, the soya duck (fatty but just pick off the fat for great flavour), stewed pork soup with seaweed, and for dessert the tofu far, the melt-in-your-mouth tofu dessert with ginger syrup. The tofu here is hands-down the best I have had in North America.

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