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MaigenVancouver, BCSince June 13, 20074 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.5)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service4 (3.8)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)


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Fatburger1101 Denman St., Vancouver
why don't the burgers taste like beef?
Submitted Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 1:01pm [Dine in]


Terrible. It's not a mistake so many people say "Wendy's is better." We actually did a side-by-side taste test and Wendy's IS better. Which makes me terribly sad for anyone who still eats at fatburger.

Portions are too small. Food is flavourless. Milkshakes are pretty good, but then, so are Red Robin's milkshakes...


Decent. Not great. But they don't drop water on you and they try not to throw the food at you, so I consider that a good day. Kudos for even being there, guys.


Well. If you're into that kind of thing, it's okay. But I'm not, so I try not to venture in. We tried FB two years ago and hoped for better, but the taste test idea was what did it in.

Sorry FatBurger, you're just not good.

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Sunset Grill2204 York Avenue, Vancouver
I love it here
Submitted Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:51pm [Dine in]

If I were to sum up Sunset Grill with one word, it would be: Neighbourhood.

I've really enjoyed spending time at Sunset - the bartenders are great, the service is great, the food is pretty damn good for a pub. The cheese garlic bread is addictive. The fries come in huge portions. The coffee is never-ending.

If you're into watching sports, this is your venue. If you're into drinks with friends and not getting hassled, this is your place. If you like a good steak and a caesar salad on a friday for only 10.99 - this is totally the pub for you.

I'm looking forward to spending more time there. Give it a shot - you'll be quite pleasantly surprised.

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Players Chophouse Restaurant and Lounge808 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Hard NOT to give 5 stars across the board
Submitted Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

It's rare that I visit an expensive restaurant twice in less than two months, I'm not one of those people that has money to burn. Trying something new was well worth it.

We stopped by the Players Chophouse on a rainy Monday night. Don't make the mistake of thinking they are only about the heavy, long dinners. You'd be wrong.

I had the Slider Trio (short rib bun, prime rib bun, chophouse mini burger) off the Lounge menu, my date had the Prime Beef Dip. PHENOMENAL. The prime rib was so flavourful, so melt-in-your-mouth, so... Oh man. I wanted to steal it off his plate. My slider trio had a bit of the same prime rib, luckily. But the short rib burger was even MORE delicious. The chophouse mini burger was divine, but I kept coming back to the short rib.

My tomato and bocconcini salad with red onion ceviche was superb.

Even though we came for just a light meal, we just HAD to have the molten lava cake. It was delicious, brilliantly plated, and the vanilla ice cream was the best I've ever had.

I tried two wines: Bodegas Ateca 'Garnacha de Fuego' from spain with my meal – it was fine-bodied, with silky texture, lovely strong blackberry notes and a defined finish. I also had the Le Dauphin de Giraud Sauternes ice wine with dessert – it was sweet and tart, honey on the tongue. I also highly recommend the Buller Tawny port. Heaven.

I upped the Ambiance rating from my last review (http://tokitikkidesign.com/blog/?p=415) because they are featuring a permanent installation of a local photographer: Adrian Taverner put together a really astounding set. They're stunning, but they don't distract you from your conversation. There are several pictures I'd like to have prints of. I've got his card, he's definitely one to check out.

I hope you go and have the best meal you've had in recent memory. I've had two.

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Khai Thai To Go2184 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
3.5 stars, if available.
Submitted Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 9:37pm [Dine in]

I've patronized this location exactly twice, and was happy both times. I gave four stars as the Benefit of the Doubt review - I didn't spend enough time there to really be wowed or zinged either way.

I have a thing for spring rolls, and these are some of the best I've had. It's a bit pricy - $5.61 (plus tax) for four normal sized spring rolls - but their 'tweaked' plum sauce is To. Die. For.

I've had them to go, once, and had them in-house, once - both times were perfect. My friend had the deep-fried tofu, however, and found it pretty bland and a tad oily. But, it's tofu, right? (sorry, have to laugh.)

Overall, the service was pretty darn good considering a bit of a language barrier and how busy they were. The food came quickly, and the water keep being refilled on a hot day - I couldn't ask for more.

This is, primarily, a take-out joint - as evidenced by the magnificent stack of magazines by the front door. With about 10 tables, it's not a place you expect to have a fine-dining experience, but either way you take it, I think you'll be happy.

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