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MrMushiVancouverSince March 11, 20088 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.6)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Value2 (1.8)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 Reviews Found
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House777 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
VDay dinner 09- Overrated and Snooty!
Submitted Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 3:21pm [Dine in]

Food: We had the vday dinner special menu. We ordered the lobster asparagus salad and 6 oysters as appetizers. They were decent, but the salad had 3 tiny pieces of cut-up asparagus, not much of an asparagus salad! As the entree we had the lover's platter; came with two tiny tiny pieces of tenderloin steak (I believe 4 oz each) and a choice of either 2 alaska king crab legs or a large scallop (for each person) and some potatoes and vegetable sides. We choose a set of legs and 1 scallop. The legs and the scallop were terribly disappointing. The scallop was slightly larger than a toonie and the legs were the size of 1/2 a real alaska king crab leg! We noticed that the other table also ordered the same item, but recieved much larger legs! And the dessert was a trio of chocolate samplers....eh, it was just ok..

Service: Nothing to toot about. Were seated but our jackets were never offered to be taken (unlike with other patrons). Server checked on us once. Didn't make vday any more special for us than if we ate at an ordinary restaurant (ie. whitespot). Seemed that they judge the patrons and offer service to the older crowds.

Value: The set vday menu was $48 per person. Was really not worth the money. Highly overrated, and inconsistent service.

Ambiance: Bustling and had a piano player...but nothing very spectacular. No view and was quite loud.

Would I return? Not likely...too snooty and overrated. Too many BETTER places in Vancouver! Don't know why it's so popular, perhaps they were selected to recieve better service.

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Menya401 West Broadway, Vancouver
Didn't get all I ordered and server peered over my should while I tipped
Submitted Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 8:32pm [Dine in]

Saw an article featuring this restaurant in the Vancouver Sun, so i thought we'd try it.
The columnist compared it to other highly popular ramen restaurants in the busy downtown area (ie. Kintaro).

Food: Ordered the Shoyu Ramen "dinner special" and Nagahama Ramen. And made it a ramen set for $3.40 more (included gyoza and rice ball). First, ramen was just OK. Compared to Kintaro, this was very mediocre. The bowl of noodles were much smaller and there wasn't as much of all substance. The noodles were a thin ramen, it was fresh which was good. But for $7.00 a bowl, I expected more in quantity. And, I realized after that the Shoyu was missing the hard boiled egg topping....
The rice ball in the set was extremely dry and bland...

Service: Very courteous....greeted us in Japanese when we came in. At the end, we payed by credit card, and they have the wireless keypad swipper handed to us at the table, which is convenient. However, the lady was peering over me and watching intently as I entered the tip value. Made me feel pretty uncomfortable...

Value: Compared to Kintaro, much smaller bowls of mediocre ramen for the same price. I guess we pay for not having to wait in line and OK food. Though I feel highly cheated for not receiving everything in my order.

Ambiance: pretty small restaurant, tables very very close together (typical of ramen restaurants?!). No backs to the stools (they were just logs). Kitchen seemed very clean though.

Would I return? Not likely, would prefer to wait in line at other ramen restaurants which offer better food for the same price.

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Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill3204 West Broadway, Vancouver
Refried fries and bill mixup
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 6:07pm [Dine in]

Food: Ordered 1/4 chicken dinner with the poutine (+$1.99). Fries from the poutine were clearly refried. The fries were dark brown! However, the chicken was delicious and succulent. BUT was the tiniest 1/4 piece! The size was more like just the size of a regular drum stick! Had the apple crisp for dessert. It was more like a soggy crisp! Told the server that it was undercooked and he brought it back into the kitchen. It came back within 5 minutes, was still not "crisp".....

Service: Ordered the "deal" but was overcharged for it. Advertised on the menu for $12.99, but was charged $16.98. Server must have been sleeping.

Value: Over priced! Small portions for the value.

Ambiance: Family Restaurant.

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Teahouse Restaurant, The7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
DOV 2009 Pretty Good!
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 5:56pm [Dine in]

Went here on a Monday night for DOV.

Service: Was excellent, once entered into the restaurant, had a few people ask if we have been helped. Server was very curteous!

Food: Hot and tasty! Very fresh!! Appetizer, entree, and dessert were superb and the sizes were quite generous.

Value: For $28 price fixe for a fine dining restaurant, it was a deal!!!

Ambiance: Beautiful restaurant, excellent view of the water, and even with all the windows, was very very warm. Very romantic restaurant!

Highly recommend!

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Griffins900 West Georgia St., Vancouver
DOV Pretty Solid
Submitted Monday, February 2, 2009 - 5:48pm [Dine in]

Went to Griffins for DOV on a Saturday night.
Was seated immediately after arrival

Service: was good. Server was very curteous.

Food: Appetizer was the tomato soup, wasn't spectacular, more like pureed tomatoes. SO had the ceasar salad, was just OK. Missing croutons, which we thought was pretty strange. For the entrees we both had the striploin. Was pleasantly surprised by the size of the striploin. Not to mention it was delicious! Dessert buffet was quite a disappointment though. Cakes were definitely not what you would expect in a high end hotel like Fairmont Vancouver. Most cakes were pretty dry, sugarly, and whipped cream down. You can get better cakes from the supermarket. Overall, don't go for the dessert buffet! Save your money!

Ambiance: Was alright, looked like the brother of the Cheesecake Factory. Tables were a bit close together though. But was still intimate.

Value: Was ok....just go for the entrees.

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Elysia Cafe2277 West 41st Ave, Vancouver
Terrrible crepes!!!
Submitted Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

Went here one afternoon....should have clued in to why there was no one in this place at 12:30pm (esp in the busy Kerrisdale area).

Service: was alright...regular.

Food: Ordered a ham and cheese crepe. The girl who made my crepe obviously did not know what she was doing....as she was making the crepe wrapping, she pulled it too much and it broke and there were holes in the crepe, which she quickly tried to cover as I was standing there watching her....
She proceeded to add the cheese and the ham.
The cheese was absolutely tasteless (some white cheese, mozz??!) and the ham was cheap thinly sliced deli ham cut into cubes. The cheese didn't melt and was served to me. The crepe was not hot, soggy, tasteless, and after a few bites I really wanted to hurl. The crepe batter was more like a pancake mix, it was wayy too sweet.

Value: I'm willing to pay for a good crepe, but this was a complete waste of 6.50

Ambiance: Clean and empty.

Go to cafe crepe instead! At least the food there is hot and the people know what they're doing!

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Toshi Sushi181 E 16th Avenue, Vancouver
One of the best sashimi I've had!
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 11:09pm [Dine in]

Went here a couple weeks ago with 2 friends on a weeknight. Arrived at 5:30, and waited for about 20 min.

Excellent sushi, one of the best and most freshest sashimi I've ever had.
Really good service, we ate and chatted until 7:30pm. We were never rushed to leave even with the line-up outside.

Would definitely come back for more!

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Chambar568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Must add my 2 cents....
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 10:52pm [Dine in]

Went here for dine out back in January...

Absolutely TERRIBLE experience, had resos at 9:00pm on a Sunday night. Arrived 8:45pm, but wasn't seated until 9:30pm.
When we arrived, the Maitredee said that the people were just about to leave, that was at 8:40pm. By 9pm when we still were not seated, we asked her why it was not ready and she said they were setting up the table. Ok, so we waited....until at 9:25pm, we asked her again, then she said it's just about ready..
At 9:30pm, she FINALLY takes us to our table....when we arrive at our table, the cutlery and napkins are not even set!
The maitre d’ then takes us away from the table and says we should wait for the table to be set, she doesn't take us to back to the waiting area; instead she guides us to stand in front of the open kitchen hole in the middle of the restaurant. There we are, the five of us plus the maitre d’ waiting in the middle of the restaurant watching 2 couples eat. Completely awkward and in the way of traffic, we wait for 5 minutes for our table to be set.

Fortunately, that was the worse of the dining experience. The server was nice, the food was OK, nothing that spectacular...

Overall, absolutely worst service, I don't understand why people rate Chambar with high ratings. The food was not impressive....

Overrated and do not recommend to anyone!
One of my WORST dining experiences!

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