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LewisManVancouverSince March 12, 20082 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.5)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


Displaying 1 - 2 of 2 Reviews Found
Motomachi Shokudo740 Denman Street, Vancouver
Hidden Gem, Hole in the Wall
Submitted Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 6:57pm [Dine in]

Food was excellent. Creative options, colorful and careful presentation. Service was very good - there was only one attendent, which was suffice for a dining area the size of a storage room. Value was decent - slightly higher than your usual Japanese hole in the wall. But this is downtown, and business is harder for such small places. Understandable - and it made no real impact. Ambiance - Outstanding. Storage-sized room, open kitchen, seat fit into every possible space; one side was even a concrete wall that made it look liek we were in an alley -- unintentionally. Then why such a high rating for such crappy decor?

Simple. You feel the authenticity of a small Japanese place, making it's best effort to attract it's few customers. You can taste the care put into each item. The juxtaposition of a mess of a dining room and a beatuifully presented dish just makes it feel that much more precious and worthwhile.

Good shit.

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One Saigon979 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Simple & Clean - Has Potential
Submitted Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

Being the concierge at ther Sheraton Wall Centre hotel on the next block down, I come here every now and then for lunch.

It is the only place in the general vicinity to get vietnamese food and pho. And when I had a craving one day for pho, I was so relieved to find it so conveniently located in the downtown district. Not too far from Robson Street, and the only vietnamese restaurant within the radius of a myriad of hotels.

Their next challenge is their food. I must say that the chicken pho I had was decent. Not amazing. Decent taste - but only seasoned by some basic flavour. I found a lack of dimension in the soup. THe noodles were however, pretty good. Chicken was scarce. Presentation was pretty good too. I've also tried their specia menus, for the most part it is a very decent value.

This restaurant has potential of becoming a 'hidden gem' given some more consideration into flavourizing their dishes. Compliments to the lemon-grass chicken; complaint for the small rations of it.

Overall a decent lunch spot. Lots potential with the right considerations made. I will be baaack!

Concierge Lewis,
Sheraton Wall Centre

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