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moussyVancouverSince November 19, 200560 Reviews
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3.5 (3.5)
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White Spot4129 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby
Not Bad for White Spot!
Submitted Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 2:37am [Dine in]

I havent been to White Spot....for like 5 years.

But when I entered their restaurant, a lot has changed.
They look more classy, and since their menus have expanded, the food choices aren't too bad.

I had the Veggie burger and my friend had the mediterranean chicken salad. Veggie burger was delicious! The fries were a bit cold at first, but the next bottomless batch was hot and crispy. The salad was pretty good too, but I thought there was a bit too much dressing.

Dessert was apple fritter. Pretty good as well.
Service was good, and they were attentive and informative. I was pretty happy.

Very good for White Spot. I'll come back and visit the other locations.

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Central Bistro & Lounge1072 Denman Street, Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, July 30, 2006 - 2:30am [Dine in]

Went here after a day at the beach.

Ordered the sharing platters - the satay and the pita with dip...and spicy fries.

The satays were nothing special. Didn't have any flavour...just normal ones you can probably make or buy. The mushroom ones were the best out of all. The tzaziki dip was the most decent.

The pita was alright...the dips were good too, but not memorable.
Spicy fries did not taste spicy....and the dips were just ketchup and mayo. normal mayo.....weird.

It filled up 4 girls, but I think the platters aren't worth their price at all. The entrees seem pretty pricey, and looking at the quality from the ordered plates, I don't expect much. I came here since Banana Leaf wasn't open and Raincity Grill seemed to changing up their menus.....but yeah. maybe the Lunch menu is better? I'm not sure if I would return.

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Cactus Club Cafe5500 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Nothing Special.
Submitted Sunday, July 23, 2006 - 3:05pm [Dine in]

Stopped by before we went to drop my brother off at the airport. The Boathouse seemed like they didn't want customers from the way the hostess was on the phone and didn't give two sh*ts. But anywyas, my brother got the spicy shrimp linguine whereas I got the Teriyaki chicken burger.

We were seated near the fireplace, and seemed very cozy (it was during April when we went). There were lots of tvs to be preoccupied with. Not bad with the ambience, but I've been to much better Cactus Clubs downtown.

Burger wasn't good. Too soggy because of the sauce drenching my bun and the pineapple was soaked with it. The size of chicken was questionable; if the pineapple slice is bigger than the chicken, why call it the teriyaki chicken burger? The fries were hot and yummy though. My brother didn't like the linguine. He thought the bread was too buttered up and didn't feel like it was spicy at all. The seafood seemed limited in portion and although the noodles were cooked well, the sauce did nothing to amplify the satisfaction.

Service was average, wasn't memorable. Not many people were there anyways for lunch. Should have gone to Sun Sui Wah.

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Hamilton Street Grill1009 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
This is how service should be!
Submitted Friday, July 21, 2006 - 3:37am [Dine in]

Went here for dinner...and surprisingly there weren't many people. It was always packed when I passed by.

Our server was AWESOME. He gave small talks and brought water frequently. He was very courteous and warned us of which steaks would be hard when my friend wanted it well done. Very informative, polite and entertaining. This is when you give a 20% tip. He was very nice about the entertainment coupon thing as well! Not rude like some restaurants would handle it.

Started off with sweet potato fries. Hot and sweet. Sauce was yummy.
I got the grilled salmon with risotto....the salmon was good, but the risotto wasn't the best i've tasted. the prawns were delicious as well! Very good portion for its price. My friend ordered the tenderloin and it wasn't bad, but kinda salty for my liking....and too well done....i like medium.

Dessert was the gingerbread pudding cake with pumpkin and ginger ice cream...and creme brulee. the gingerbread cake was good! the ice creams...were different, and i can't say i liked them. the creme brulee was only good on the outside (the hard part)...and a bit thicker than usual inside, but i still liked it.

Definitely coming back and bringing more people to this place!

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Amato Gelato Cafe78 East 1st Ave, Vancouver
Yummy in my Tummy
Submitted Friday, July 21, 2006 - 1:23am [Dine in]

Hmm....kinda confusing with the entrance cause I thought the place was upstairs and didn't know Amato was actually a part of Mario's. The sign told us to open a door that was locked and just decided to drop in here.

I tried a ton of samples ... more than I was "allowed" to...but no complaints there. I had the dulce de leche (my favourite!) and green tea. If you like variety, def. go here....they have more flavours than Mondo I think. Green tea tasted like the Blenz Matcha Chillo.....yum. Dulce de Leche is like caramel ripples and ...well dulce de leche flavoured gelato. It was heavenly. And the portions were big.

I'd definitely go back for some more gelato loving. The decor is very cute too!

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Guu Original838 Thurlow St, Vancouver
It's All Guu....!
Submitted Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 12:50am [Dine in]

Went with a friend.....welcomed by many....overwhelming sound!
The ambience is very very noisy, so brace yourself! If you don't like noise, then it's not the place for you. I sat in the bars too, and my bag had to be on the seat, so it was a bit crowded and uncomfortable.

The food is very good. Had a bunch of food....the pumpkin croquette ball, the beef tongue, sweet shrimp sashimi and chicken karaage. ALL delicious! I can't pick a favourite! Then had some Oden and shark fin daikon salad. The cassis drinks are AWESOME! Definitely try the Aloe Vera cassis cocktail. The white sangria was alright, but the cassis blew me away. You can't taste the alcohol at all!

Definitely trying out the other 2 guus and coming back :)

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Szechuan Chongqing Seafood1668 West Broadway, #205, Vancouver
no wonder there was virtually nobody...
Submitted Friday, July 14, 2006 - 1:12am [Dine in]

went here with the brother for lunch cause they said 2.00 dimsums.

dimsums may be ok to try out here.....or those 2.50 special ricebowls...but DO NOT TRY ANYTHING ELSE.

we ordered 4 dimsums (sticky rice wrap was alright...not good not bad... the shrimp dumplings were those typical ones where you can get from T&T for SO much cheaper, the bbq steam bun....was awful because they were ripped up when we opened it..the shredded pork on rice.....the rice was actually flavourful but the pork....was non-existent....only BONES.)

the fried rice....don't bother getting it....doesn't taste like anything really...just oily rice.....with a few meat and eggs and a lot of green onions.....and the 2.50 special wasn't too bad....i thought that was the best out of all.

decor is very...plasticky.....not the best....their sign needs to be fixed....it was like SEAFO D CHINE E FOOD ...

the service was abrupt and we felt the guy was looking at us often...kinda uncomfortable....the WORST part was he asked if we wanted tea, and he freaking charged us 2.00 for a dumb pot of cheap tea. very very unacceptable.

no wonder there were only 3 other people excluding us...never coming back. i don't care how cheap it is..

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Cardero's1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
live music and sunset!
Submitted Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 6:44pm [Dine in]

went for dinner here with a friend.

getting the tables was the hardest part. it was sunday evening and the waitresses didn't tell us whether we should make a reservation, or just wait....and made us wait quite a long time before i realized we had to make a reservation. but i guess she knew what happened so she tried to give us a spot quickly. we got in a booth inside right beside the bar. but being on the patio would have been beautiful, since it was coal harbour and all.

our server was courteous and made sure we got our drinks and the food was good. the food wasn't bad. i really like the wok squid!!! the sauce is delicious...a bit onion/garlicky, but nonetheless yummy. oysters were on special for 3 dollars. not bad....

i had the queen charlotte halibut. it was very soft and creamy. the rice that came with it wasn't the best...i would have rather preferred a risotto to be paired with it. my friend's burger was alright....i guess you could call it a "high class burger".
the dessert (Creme brulee) was good, but too cold for a creme brulee.

price-wise.....i would say it was adequate because of its decor. i think the appetizers are much better than the entrees...and dessert is sub-par. but the view and the live music (i loved it because the performer played Jack Johnson!) makes it a worthwhile visit. Be careful though, being right beside the bar is very noisy. Ask for a patio seat...and reserve on evenings!

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Bubble World10090 152nd St, #137, Surrey
Too Sweet
Submitted Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 9:49am [Dine in]

The location is great. It's one of the closer places to drop by for bubble tea. But, everytime I go here, I end up with a stomachache.

The bubble tea is way too sweet here, having tried taro, pudding and passion fruit. The food is decent, and they give you a good portion, so no complaints there.

The crowd is a bit weird, how there are lots of families and older aged people. Maybe it's cause T&T's nearby. For bubble tea, I would rather just go to Pearl Fever. Never went back ever since those 3 visits gave me stomachaches everytime.

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Cafe Montmartre4362 Main, Vancouver
Where's the Crepe?
Submitted Saturday, July 8, 2006 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

Tried this place for dessert.....most were just crepes.
The waitress wasn't nice at all, and she just told us we can sit wherever we wanted in a rude way.

There was some live music going on, but the singer sang for like 10 seconds and got off and the employees were just talking to themselves. The music was too loud and the place was just too damn dark! I mean, the decor is beautiful, but what's the use if you can't see it? Sheesh.

Got the chocolate banana crepe. It was pretty good, but too drenched in chocolate sauce to actually savor the crepe.
Wouldn't really want to come back. I rather go to Sweet Revenge nearby or another crepe place.

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Hawker's Delight4127 Main St., Vancouver
Hole In One!
Submitted Saturday, July 8, 2006 - 9:28pm [Dine in]

When reviewers actually said it was a hole in the wall, I didn't quite believe it. But I do now!

The place is very easy to spot, and at first it looks really shabby and looks like the food wouldn't be that great, but you really have to get your butt in there and try this place.

They had a self-order and self-seating system going on here, so don't be confused like me! The servers are just there to call out takeout orders and bring you the food. No one will be taking you to a table.

For two little girls we had mee goreng, chicken curry with rice, a lot of satays, and spring rolls. We couldn't finish it all, and were stuffed like turkeys by the end.

The satays are the best things here. Damn, the juicyness of the pork makes me want to go again this week. The sweet peanut sauce was awesome. I thought the chicken curry didn't really have much oomph, as the sauce was a bit too oily and didn't really taste like ...well curry. We ordered the spicy mee goreng, and it does get spicy after you eat it continuously. Mee goreng is a recommendation as well. The spring rolls were piping hot, but DRENCHED with oil. I didn't really like it as much.

Portions are huge and it's a bit noisy because of traffic, but nonetheless, this is one place you GOTTA try out. I'm definitely going back in the next few weeks. Oh, and did I tell you all that cost only 14 bucks? Yep, thats right.

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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant1128 West Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Late Night Dinner
Submitted Saturday, July 8, 2006 - 9:21pm [Dine in]

Contrary to the previous posts, I went during late night and I thought it was just fine.

We were seated immediately because there weren't too many people there, and I thought the place was nicely decorated for an all you can eat. It was clean, and I would rate the decor as one of the top AYCE places.

They have a wide variety of things to eat, but the taste is average. I really like their yam tempura rolls and the saba shioyaki(?). The salmon is a pretty good size too. The service was a bit slow, and they ran out of a lot of stuff (UNAGI roll! =( ) but overall, I enjoyed my visit. I'd try out lunch, but the late night seems to be better, since the reviewers didn't like it as much. No need to worry about seats, unless you come really late like me (10:30ish?)

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Legato Tea & Coffee2248 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
cute little cafe!
Submitted Sunday, July 2, 2006 - 12:46am [Dine in]

I was strolling around kerrisdale, and wanted to grab a bite to go on my way to a friends house and arrived here.

First, I didn't know what to choose, because all their sandwiches sold out except the ham and cheese, and I didn't want that....but the lady told me she could make a new one for me! except for the chicken panini cause they were out of panini bread. I wanted the panini, but chose to have tuna salad. I thought that was very nice of her to make a new one for me. As I was waiting for the sandwich, the man asked me if I wanted anything to drink. I looked at their drink menu and wanted to try out the iced matcha latte. He even asked me which matcha powder I wanted (either the semi-sweet or sweet) and was very nice. The latte was cold and delicious, but a bit too much ice.....which meant that the 5 bucks I spent on that latte probably consisted of 30% ice...but it was still good.

Overall for a half sandwich and a "grande-sized" matcha latte....was around 7.50. Not bad since matcha is pretty pricey in other places as well. I'd definitely go there and try some of their sandwiches! They also had grounds for coffee cinnamon buns and a wide variety of teas as well.

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Tropika2975 Cambie Street, Vancouver
This location brings the other two downnn...
Submitted Sunday, July 2, 2006 - 12:29am [Dine in]

I tried out the Cambie location for the first time with a friend for lunch. I thought the outside of the restaurant did not live up to the other locations, but the inside sort of made up for the lack of ambience.

Not a lot of people were there when we entered, but started to fill up slowly. I had the kari lembu with coconut rice and my friend ordered special lunch combo a. we started off with roti, and roti was good as always and piping hot. when the food came, it wasn't very creative looking as usual. normally i would get the coconut rice wrapped in leaves or presented upside down perfectly, but this was just scooped and put in a rice bowl....a bit disappointing.

my curry was good, but it wasn't very hot. my friend's wasn't a curry...it was just chicken with hot sauce and sauteed veggies and deep fried egg. the sauteed veggies looked hot, but they were cold! it didn't taste that great.....and the chicken i thought was too little for the combo. i wasn't all that impressed.

but what was most disappointing was that i had a special lunch 2 for 1 special, and i asked the server if we could use it, but he bluntly said no today is special occasion, and just left. he could have been kinder in telling me! he did fill our water up frequently but that was just rude.

i don't plan to come back here, unless i really want malaysian and im near cambie. might as well go to banana leaf on willow and broadway.

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Enigma4397 West 10th Ave., Vancouver
enigmatic really!
Submitted Sunday, June 25, 2006 - 5:12pm [Dine in]

i was shopping around west 10th and decided to drop by this place while debating whether i should try some kinda pasta. i'm glad i tried this place out.

the decor outside looks kinda ordinary and doesn't appeal me, but the inside was much more "classier" than i expected. we were placed near the windows, beside the outside patio. the cool breeze was very nice, but the doors kept shutting and opening, making loud noises. and no one bothered to check up on it...which was disappointing. but their service with food was very professional.

i ordered the special...wild salmon on rye(?) and my friend ordered the coconut chicken curry pasta. it came just on time, not too fast, not too slow.

my sandwich was piping hot! the salmon was nicely grilled and seasoned. the only negative was the hard hard crusts...not so fun! the fries were AWESOME. crispy and hot...a bit too oily, but thats what you get with fries... and the pasta was delicious, which large portions. the price is also very affordable.

i think this is a great place to just go for a quick lunch, or casual dinner with friends. i wouldn't really want to go here to impress a date, cause it seems much too casual.

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Raglan's Bistro15 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver
Not outstanding, not horrible.
Submitted Sunday, June 11, 2006 - 6:22pm [Dine in]

Decided to drop for dinner here last week....wasn't planning on going here (didn't want to wait for Burgoo).

The ambience is alright. It looked tropical and beachy which I really like, but their tables were way too small. But another plus is that they have extra tissues and cutlery on the table, so it was very convenient. By the way, there is a live DJ.....well there wasn;t one during my stay, but I looked up and the second floor had a mini DJ room. Pretty neat!! I gave it a 4 because of the clever set-up of the restaurant and the beachy decor.

They seem to specialize in drinks, since most of their chalkboard menus display all kinds of funky cocktails and such. They have HUGE glasses for drinks, and it looks so colorful and delish! I really wanted to try one out, but wasn't in the mood that time.

Yam fries were different from others I've tried out in Vancouver! These were cut elliptically so it looks more oblong rather than the normal skinny/thick fries you get. They were crispy and soft at the same time and the mayo dip complimented well.
I had the Cajun Chicken burrito, and it's HUGE! I couldn't finish it. But the burrito had wayyy too many beans. There were good portions of chicken, but it was very messy to eat because of the beans. The salad that came with it seemed pretty fresh, but just consists of lettuce and dressing.

I'd come here with a group of friends and order a bunch of drinks, order some tapas and meals and chill. It's not really a place you would take for a date.

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Saffron Indian Cuisine4300 Kingsway, #5, Burnaby
Can't stop, Won't stop
Submitted Friday, June 2, 2006 - 8:37pm [Dine in]

Saffron Indian Cuisine was my first visit to a real Indian restaurant. I've always wondered if Indian restaurants would have a strong curry odor upon entrance, but I was mistaken!

My friend and I arrived for dinner, and there wasn't much people. The waitress was very kind and gave us good seats beside the window. I tried the Saffron combo with the help of the waitress. I am so glad I chose that one, cause I got to try all kinds of dishes (Butter Chicken, Chicken Tikka, Lamb Curry, Lentil Curry, rice, lots of Naan, yogurt (chapati?) dip and Gulab Jamun.

My favourite was the Lamb Curry. The sauce was not too hot, not too mild...just perfect. The texture of the lamb was great, not too chewy and no odour. The Butter Chicken I thought had too much of a tomato taste. Nonetheless delicious. The lentil curry didn't look so good at first, but it was my dip of choice for my naan.

Rice was alright, good as any other saffron rice, naan was gooood.. I really love both Roti and Naan. Definitely try them out! The Gulab Jamun, was ok, I didn't like the texture too much..but you keep eating it...haha.

I think, for someone who is really hungry, just order a bunch of dishes and share, as it seems to have more value. If you just want to try little dishes on your own, this is the plate to order.

Next time, I'm definitely going for the lunch buffet. Cannot Wait!!

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Cats Socialhouse1540 Old Bridge Street, Vancouver
Messy Munchies
Submitted Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 2:21am [Dine in]

Decided to drop by for lunch with a friend.

The restaurant was virtually empty when we arrived....but there was apparently going to be a party served here soon. We were seated, and it took a bit for us to order. I ordered the blackened salmon sandwich with fries and my friend ordered the cat's meow burger. the fries were very crisp and hot!!! impressive. the sandwich was flavourful, a bit salty, but not too bad. the main problem was that the sandwich was very messy to eat. my friend told me the burger was good as well.

the dessert was what blew me away. simple yet delicious. i had the bacio blanco, which was the white chocolate ice cream with raspberry filling with white chocolate shell, and my friend having the opposite; bacio nero..a chocolate ice cream with espresso filling covered with dark chocolate shell. If you like a lighter taste, go with the blanco. if you like a richer taste, nero is for you. the dessert was very affordable as well, all under 6 dollars.

i think i'd like to check this place out at night, where there would be more people and a nicer atmosphere to order drinks =) i liked it overall.

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Maria's Taverna2324 W 4th Ave, Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 2:05am [Dine in]

Went to try this place out because of all the good reviews posted here. I guess you guys just went on a good day, or just love greek food anywhere.

So when we came in, we had some appetizers.....and first we didnt think pita bread was complimentary because it wasn't mentioned in the menu....so we decided to order some. But the server told us that there is some included,which is good, but she didnt tell us if she took down our orders for pita or not. So I had to go upto her and ask if she did, and she said no. So we had calamari and homous.........and homous is kinda a ripoff unless it comes with more pita bread. Calamari, however was light and crispy. Very good....better than earls.

For entrees, my friend had beef souvlaki ...and my other friend and i had the chicken. Chicken was too seasoned....thus too salty. The greek salad and rice were alright, but Stephos have it better. My friend who had beef was eating his rice and took out a piece of hair from his mouth. Disgusted, he told the man who looked like the manager. To our surprise, he just took away the plate and took a long time to bring another, without any apology. Plus, it came so late that we had to leave and pack the meal....and he charged us.

It wa very unprofessional, and although the ambience was nice, the service and lack of food preparation was unacceptable. NEVER coming to this place again.

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Sweet Obsession Cakes & Pastries2611 West 16th Ave, Vancouver
Crème brûlée.......c'est delicieuse!
Submitted Sunday, May 14, 2006 - 1:54am [Dine in]

This is the place for desserts!

I went in and I was craving Crème brûlée, so I ordered one with hot water....and my friends ordered a chocolate ganache cake, and tiramisu. The chocolate ganache would be for ultimate chocolate lovers.....its very sweet, dense and filled with chocolate, with an outer layer that will instantly melt in your mouth!

The tiramisu was yummy. Very light and airy, but no ladyfinger included! Even without it, it was still very tasty. A popular one for people that don't want something too sweet.

The crème brûlée........was awesome. It was just plain, but I;ve never had such light crème brûlée before!!! The burnt caramel was just about right, and the custard was delicious. I think it would have been even better if I ordered some kind of biscotti and a coffee...but I didn't feel like having too much after a big meal. Definitely worth the try.

I heard the triple chocolate mousse was most popular, so my friend bought a cake for mothers day. I'm sure this place is very popular, and I will definitely come back for more!!! The service was pleasant and very easygoing!!!! I loved it!

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