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lottekoalaRichmondSince January 28, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4 (4)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.4)


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Bacchus845 Hornby St, Vancouver
Submitted Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 1:31am [Dine in]

Service was great, no long wait between appy/maincourse/dessert, people were polite and attentive. I was pretty impressed before the food arrived.

I had Salmon Ravioli as appy, the sauce was pretty good, but the raviolis were not hot enough.. they're more like a bit over luke warm.

For main, i had the corn-fed chicken breast. chicken was not super tender nor juicy, it was just ok. Nothing too special about this dish.

Dessert was disappointing.. i shouldn't choose Apricot Tart.. maybe it's not the texture i expected.

I might return and check out the lounge and have a drink there but I don't think I'll be back to try their regular dinner menu

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Octopus Garden1995 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 8:58pm [Dine in]

I have been there couple times and I always order their Omakase menu (where the chef decides the menu base on what's fresh that day). I'd try Tojo's Omakase menu as well but I prefer Octopus Garden's.

Service is great and friendly. I suggest sitting at the bar if you're going on a date.
Chefs behind the bar always have smiles on their faces and make you feel welcome.

Sashimi they offer is as fresh as it gets, and the presentation just blew me away. (Once the sashimi was placed inside a bowl made of ice). All dishes taste superb and again, presentation is innovative.

The only complaint from me is the price... they used to have $45, $55 and $75(?) Omakase menus ( 3 diff. price range for sure), then there were only $55 and $75 left and now it's a choice between $60 and $90. Personally I *know* the food i get definitely worth what I've paid but sometimes I wish they still keep the $45 menu.

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Rasputin Russian Cuisine457 West Broadway, Vancouver
Awesome food, great service
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 8:28pm [Dine in]

I'd always have great dinners at Rasputin. Great service, no pushy waiters trying to get you order alcoholic berevages and they will let you know if you're ordering too much food.

Reminder: this place gets pretty loud when there's a performance, even when we're sitting at a small table we have to yell in order to have a conversation. (It's not a bad thing really, we actually quite enjoy the performance.)

The 2 dishes I highly recommand:

Salmon Caviar - very delicious and the portion is more like for 3 people.
Georgian Grilled Cornish Hen - tender and juicy chicken, the pilaf is very flavourful.

Dessert looks a bit weak but I never have the chance to order them because there's no room left for dessert after the tasty main courses.

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Quilon6030 No.3 Rd., Richmond
Great food-- try the Dosa!
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 7:55pm [Dine in]

Whenever I have craving for Indian food, either Vji's or Quilon can do the trick.

Let me get the negative parts out of the way first:

-The place is not too nicely decorated but it's clean (since outside looks pretty crappy).

-Service could be slow and sometimes they tend to forget to bring what you asked.


All items on the menu are served with rice and naan, but a la carte is also available.
Dosa is really good, i highly recommand it. Other dishes such as chicken marsala, curry lamb (so tender) are all great and we always leave that place with satisfaction. (Except one time my mother made the mistake of ordering house curry with prawn, no problem with the curry at all but those are possibly-frozen shrimps instead of prawns.)

I highly recommand this place, don't be afraid of the exterior!!

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Infinity Dining Experience819 Pacific Street, Vancouver
Submitted Saturday, January 27, 2007 - 7:25pm [Dine in]

After checking out their dineout menu and reading some pretty good reviews here, I went there with friends last Thursday. The place was pretty full despite it's almost 9 already.

Service was good, our waitress wwas attentive but kitchen was a bit slow. Bread arrived 15 mins after we ordered our food. The wait between 3 courses were pretty long as well, but it didn't really bothered me since we were chatting and enjoying our wine.

Overall the food was good. The fondue was great; steak was not the best I've had but it's still pretty good. The best was dessert -- LOVE the Jagermeister Gelato.

The ambiance's ok, nothing too special. It's a small and cozy place. I will probably go back and try their regular menu.

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