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kimchichefMount Pleasant, VancouverSince November 1, 20093 Reviews
Average Rating
4 (3.8)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.7)
  • Value4.5 (4.7)
  • Ambiance3 (3)


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Angkor Restaurant4884 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Most authentic Khmer food in Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 6:31pm [Dine in]

I've been meaning to try out this new restaurant for a while now and I finally had dinner there last night with some friends. I am Cambodian and I must say that this is the most authentic Cambodian food I've had in Vancouver.

The place was not very busy, even for a Saturday night. The decor was basic, but I'm not too concerned about that. The Khmer music dvd that was playing gave a nice authentic touch. We started with the papaya salad which was good, but the shrimp looked a little sad. The chicken wings were very good and I liked the lemon pepper sauce. I had some fried fish that I forgot the name of. My friend had lemon grass beef which I really liked, but it can be a strong flavored dish for those of you not used to Asian cuisine. Another friend had curry chicken which was also very good. Some had the usual beef noodle soup which is typical fare. I asked if they made a few Khmer dishes I liked, but weren't on the menu. They couldn't make it, but that's probably because it's too exotic and wouldn't appeal to the masses. The prices are also amazing. It's very good bang for the buck.

I liked the ice cubes that looked like lychee. They will make you iced tea for free. The family running the place provided good service. It felt cozy and intimate with only two parties in the whole restaurant. It was the closest I could get to a real home-cooked Khmer meal. I really liked this place and I will definitely be back to try the other items.

Many reviewers have compared this place to the only other Cambodian restaurant in town and that's Phnom Penh. I've eaten at PP and I like it. There's a large menu and the food is good, but I find the place always very busy and the food not as authentic - more Vietnamese-Cambodian and Chinese-Cambodian I think.

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Jiro315 East Broadway, Vancouver
My new favourite AYCE sushi place.
Submitted Tuesday, April 13, 2010 - 12:21am [Dine in]

I live in Mount Pleasant and I've passed by Jiro many times and never knew there was a sushi place on the 2nd floor. Don't let the outside fool you because there's a great restaurant upstairs.

I had the AYCE lunch for $11.95 which is a standard price and there are the standard menu items. But where Jiro stands out is that the rolls are huge! They're bigger than a la carte rolls at non-AYCE places and they're filled with fish instead of rice. Most AYCE give you small rolls packed with rice that were made a few hours ago. And that's another thing. All the sushi you order comes on one plate, instead of one roll per plate. This typically means the rolls weren't made and plated ahead of time. It's all fresh!

Most AYCE sushi survives on volume, but when I went there was a total of 6 people in the entire place. I don't know how they make money, but they've been around for a while so they must be doing something right. The service was good and the place looked clean. Overall, Jiro offers great value and great food.

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Simply Thai1211 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Upscale Thai that is worth the price
Submitted Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 1:32pm [Dine in]

I was here with 5 other friends for a birthday dinner during Taste of Yaletown. We had a set menu for $35 each. There were several items for each course and I thought we had to chose, but we were surprised to learn that we get every item on the menu! The food was absolutely delicious and came in very generous portions. I don't know what the regular menu is like, but the TOY was definitely worth the price. The ambiance and decor was very nice and so was the service making this Thai restaurant notches above any other Thai place I have been to.

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