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matsuvancouverSince February 2, 200736 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.7)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value4 (3.9)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.6)


Displaying 21 - 36 of 36 Reviews Found
Raincity Grill1193 Denman Street, Vancouver
A nice restaurant overlooking English Bay
Submitted Monday, March 24, 2008 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

Went for brunch on a saturday. It's located on Denman overlooking English Bay.
The room is quite small and sort of old-fashioned. I think it may need some renovations soon.

Food is on the light taste side, with minimal use of oil, salt and sugar, the complimentary croissant and scones are great.

Service was good, professional and courteous.

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Goldfish Pacific Kitchen1118 Mainland Street, Vancouver
A spacious modern restaurant in Yaletown
Submitted Monday, March 24, 2008 - 1:54pm [Dine in]

Went to Goldfish on a saturday evening, the place is very spacious for yaletown standards. The ambiance is nice, it has a changing-color wall on one side. The relatively big room is divided into diff sections, colorful lounge/bar area with TVs, big booths for group diners, smaller tables in the middle of the room for more intimate diners, and brighter ambiance towards the end of the room which has large windows (no view tho)

Everything from utensils to furnitures seems clean and new.

Food is mediocore to decent, i had the oyster as appy - not worth $19 for half a dozen of tiny oysters.

Tried Artic Char in lime coconut sauce - it was a bit overcooked but the sauce and the side fruit salad made up for it.

Also tried the 5 spice wok beef with rice - for only $16 this is a nice dish, can fill one person up easily. The beef was cooked nicely and the sauce is appetizing.

Had the chocolate sushi as dessert, it looked really good, but tasted just OK, the entire thing wasnt soft or moist enough in my opinion.

It's also offering $25 prifix dinner before 6pm, I didnt pay attention to that menu but cant go wrong with $25 i guess.

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Teahouse Restaurant, The7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
Really Nice View
Submitted Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:57pm [Dine in]

went to Sequoia Grill for brunch on a sunny day. OMG, the water view is just so lovely~

i was saated in the 'conservatory' section of the restaurant (it's wrapped by glass, like a solarium, if u know what i mean).
Ambiance and view are both excellent

Service is 3.5/5. Nth is wrong with the servers, they're great, but I had to wait for 15mins for a table when there are numerous vacant tables in other section of the restaurant. I guess they dont want to open the other sections for brunch... It's not a huge deal with me cos i got a window seat and i'm happy abt it :)

Food wise, nth spectacular. I had the West Coast Benedict with smoked salmon...it was nicely presented but $14 for a muffin might be a lil pricey...

Conclusion: if you luv water view, dont miss this restaurant.

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Lift Bar Grill View333 Menchion Mews, Vancouver
Excellent DOV
Submitted Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:41pm [Dine in]

I went to Lift for DOV last weekend and had an amazing experience.

1) location - it's tucked in some hidden corner behind Westin Bayshore hotel (i think).. it is surrounded by water, the view includes canada place, yacht club, and stanley park as well as north shore. Just awesome.

2) service - excellent. Our server was really friendly, attentive, and said 'bon appetite' every time she brought us the dishes. She had a great smile too :)

3) food - i luv the presentation. Not to mention that it's $35 for a 5 course dinner! i particularly liked the Quail...the dish was presented very nicely and even the sides were tasty.

Give this restaurant a try, i plan on going back to enjoy the amazing water view!

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Nu1661 Granville St, Vancouver
Not as bad as others say
Submitted Monday, February 4, 2008 - 10:31pm [Dine in]

I dont know if i were lucky or what, but i actually had a great time at Nu during DOV 2008.

First, the server was attentive, and he never rushed our meal.

Second, the decor and ambience of the restaurant are actually really quite nice...overlooking false creek...and wrapped by floor-ceiling windows..

Third, the food is solid. Nth spectacular i admit, but it's only $25, what do you expect? the food is average, and portions are on the big side.

Fourth, the chairs...the website says it's worth $1000 each or sth.. well...give it a try....i liked it...but may not fit the bigger and really muscular people...tho there're normal tables/chairs for them.

Fifth, location location....it offers free parking...and it's right on false creek...i took a stroll along seawall to enjoy the view after dinner...makes the meal better to some extent..

Overall, i liked my experience at Nu, and for $25 i think it's well worth.

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Sabai Thai Restaurant10391 150 Street, Surrey
Great thai food in surrey!
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:37pm [Dine in]

I work in surrey and i luv thai food. My coworker knew the owner of this place and he hugely recommended me going. I'm glad i took his advice! This place offers the best green curry i've ever tried, i especially like the eggplant, really delicious!!!!

The other dishes are decent, but nth is comparable to its green curry (in my opinion anyway)

Location is excellent, right across from london drugs at guildford mall, so parking is easy.

Ambiance is pretty good as well, i like its thai decorations up on the wall.

Service is attentive.

Price is very reasonable, $10 for curry.

it's definitely worth a try!

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Tony's Fish & Oyster Cafe1511 Anderson St, Vancouver
a good cafe in granville island
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:30pm [Dine in]

I went to this place about a week ago, i tried their lunch special for $9.99, which includes one piece of ling cod, a cup of clam chouder and fries. The piece of ling cod was pretty huge considering granville island is a tourist attraction, so I was expecting much smaller food portion.
The fish was fresh and tender, isnt too oily.
The white clam chouder was tasty with lots of clams.
My friend ordered the mussles in tomato sauce, it was decent, not spectacular but at least fresh.
It is a nice small cafe, could be pretty crowded though.
Service is decent, i think there was only one server, but she was responsive.

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Akari Japanese Restaurant3000 Lougheed Highway, #112, Coquitlam
service is great, food quality has decreased
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:23pm [Dine in]

I tried Akari 4 times now, 1 lunch and 3 dinners. My impression is that its food quality has decreased a little, it was excellent when it first opened. I last tried it in April and the sushi and sashimi weren't really fresh and tasty. Price is still reasonable though.

The decor is great, very roomy and service is also great.

Its location is pretty convenient, in the same mall as Winners, Superstore and the Brick, you can easily find parking.

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Osamu2764 Barnet Hwy, #201, Coquitlam
good ambiance
Submitted Friday, June 15, 2007 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

I have been living in coquitlam for more than 10 years and have tried numerous japanese restaurants. This place stands out a bit because of its steak-house style ambiance. Try to get the booths if possible, they're huge and pretty private.

The food and price are reasonable, the selection however was quite limited.
I really liked its Tuna Trio appetizer for around $15.99, you get to try tuna done in 3 different ways, i particularly like Tuna Pokki (sth like that) it's a mouth-watering appetizer!

Its location is a little awkard, right next to a paint shop, but the good thing is ample parking.

I personally like this place more than Nagano (too crowded and overpriced).

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Anducci's10194 152 Street, Surrey
somewhat expensive
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 1:21am [Dine in]

went to auducci for lunch and had pasta, not very tasty, also had pizza, not great either, Pappa Johns nearby is a lot better.
It is nice to hang out with your friends or co-workers, but it's not really a place for food. Service and ambiance were pretty good.
Dont forget to check out the washrooms ;)

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Akasaka Japanese Restaurant15110 101st Avenue, Surrey
Large and clean jap restaurant in surrey
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 1:17am [Dine in]

I work in Surrey so i've been to a number of restaurants in Surrey. Akasaka is by far my #1 spot, it is roomy, clean, ample free parking in front of the restaurant, and attentive servers. Food is awesome, always fresh and lots of variety. There are a number of rooms (have to take off your shoes) and numerous tables for you to choose from. I not only tried sushi, i also tried their Korean dish, it was good, comes with 5 side-dishes like all the traditional korean restaurants do.
Definitely a great place for jap / korean food.

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Moustache Cafe129 W. 2nd, North Vancouver
nice and cozy
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 1:12am [Dine in]

Moustache is great to bring your date to, it is cozy, comfortable with dim lights and antique-feel. The lamb loin was terrific~ It is not a fine dining restaurant so dont expect a lot of servers, it is rather an unique little place to enjoy food.

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Le Bistro Chez Michel224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver
Very nice restaurant overlooking the waterfront
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 1:07am [Dine in]

Went to Le Bistro Chez Michel about a year ago, it was very nice and inexpensive. Food was excellent, had the calamari as an appetizer, very unique as opposed to the fried ones that you can get everywhere. The steak was grilled nicely.
The view is great, overlooking vancouver skyline. Tables are considered big, and better if you sit in the booths.

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Altitudes Bistro at Grouse Mountain Resort6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
casual dining at Grouse Mountain
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 12:57am [Dine in]

took the skyride to Grouse on a sunny saturday in summer. Altitudes offers casual dining and great view. It has a big patio. Food was ok, nothing spectacular, considering the price range, it is a nice alternative to the upscale Observatory next to it.
The view is really nice, nicer if you have a window seat.

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
dine out 2007
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 12:52am [Dine in]

chambar was really difficult to book during the dine out period. Also, it is difficult to find since it's not really noticeable unless you know the address exactly.
I had the mussels, and it was incredible, best mussles i've had so far!!
my friend had the trout, and it was juicy and cooked perfectly.
desserts were awesome too, i had the belgian waffer and it was just great~
Ambience is not fine dining really, the tables are rather small, and u can over-hear all the conversations nearby...the lounge is actually more quiet.
Chambar is definitely a place for food.

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Observatory, The6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Dine out 2007
Submitted Friday, February 2, 2007 - 12:46am [Dine in]

I dined at the Observatory for dine out 2007, I'd have to say it's really worth $35 for a 3-course dinner since an entree costs $39 in regular menu. The skyride is complimentary, which is awesome since its admission fee is $29.
The restaurant resembles nice mountain lodge with fantastic view of vancouver. Interior decor is very nice and upscale, with tablecloth and good silverware. Service was good as well.
I had the steak and it was juicy, portion was bigger than expected.
My friend had the artic char and it was very tasty.
Dessert wasn't that impressive but the chefs make the plates look very nice.
Make sure you check the weather before heading up there, if it's foggy, it's not really worth the money.

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