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phatalVancouverSince August 24, 20105 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.5)
  • Food2.5 (2.6)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value2 (2.2)
  • Ambiance2 (2.2)


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Stepho's Greek Taverna1359 Robson Street, Vancouver
Generous Portions, Tasty but inconsistent
Submitted Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:44pm [Dine in]

Stepho's on Robson is the sister store to Stepho's on Davie. This location has only been open for a about a year.

The interior is very similar to the Davie restaurant. Greek/Mediterranean design.

We went to eat around 5PM on a Friday. We were able to get a seat as soon as we walked in.

Service was good. Multiple servers working the floor. Took our orders promptly, came back for water often.

We ordered one Beef Souvlaki Large, and one Lamb plate Large.

While the beef skewers were well seasoned and flavorful, the lamb plate was disappointing. The lamb was lukewarm temperature, and FLAVORLESS.

Both dishes came with a generous amount of rice, and veggies. The pita bread was warm with a side of tzatziki.

Overall, Stepho's is good. Skip the Chicken and the Lamb. Go for the Beef.

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Tamam Fine Palestinian Cuisine2616 E Hastings St, Vancouver
Nice presentation and tasty cuisine, but small portions and very poor value
Submitted Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

I went here with a friend after the lunch hour. The place wasn't full,. My first time here, I didn't know if we were supposed to wait to be seated or if it was a coffee shop style dining. (Side Note: The sign near the entrance door said CLOSED, but their other OPEN sign was lit. Confused, I thought they were closed at first.)

We walked in towards the front counter, and a young lady asked if we were there to dine in. We were seated on the patio, which was neat but the the view was obscured by the moist on the glass... like a green house effect. Natural light was nice because inside was dark.

Took a look at the menu, and the lamb dish with rice, and veggies caught our attention. We ordered two of the lamb dishes. We were so excited to try the food. Authentic Palestinian. We were soon disappointed.

The portions were laughable and insulting to the diner. A small portion of rice, some cut up radish, and measly portion of meat. I thought this was a joke or an appetizer dish, but it was the actual potion.

I mentioned to the owner that my dining companion wanted a bigger portion and the ladies in the kitchen went 'Awwww'.

Fine Cuisine doesn't have to be measly! Disappointing portion size but tasty.

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Angkor Restaurant4884 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Good If You Like Microwaved Cambodian Food (Can't compare to Chinatown's Phnom-Penh )
Submitted Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:34pm [Dine in]

Decided to finally try this place out of curiosity, since there aren't many Cambodian restaurants in Vancouver. Dined in.

Angkor is on Victoria Dr. on the corner of 33rd. The parking in front is a tight squeeze due to most people going to the laundry mat or foot massage next to Angkor.

Went here on a Friday night around 8pm. The place was dead, with only 2 other people eating at the time. Took a look at the menu and the prices didn't seem too bad.

Ordered chicken curry, spring rolls, and beef luk lac.

As soon as I heard the microwave timer go off, I knew that the food wasn't made fresh. The beef luk lac was served on hot steam rice, but the beef itself was heated inconsistently due to the microwave. $8.95

The spring rolls were also microwaved, and were bland and dry. $8

The chicken curry was tasty, but very little, with a small chicken thigh and a piece of yam. $8

I understand that this is a 2 person operation with the lady being the server, and the man being the microwave cook. But microwaving is just unacceptable. They should try hiring some kitchen help to make fresh dishes.

The service was slow, and she didn't give us tea.

Disappointed with this place. Will not go back.

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Hot Oven Pizza and Pasta5620 Hastings street, Burnaby
Strange style of doing Deep-Dish, and Pizza in general.
Submitted Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:50pm [Dine in]

I came here with some friends after hearing about these guys on Twitter.

It's a small place, designed for mostly take-out orders. There is a table and some seats for waiting customers, so we decided to eat-in.

We ordered the carnivore pizza large, with lasagna, and salad, as part of the family combo, around $40, kinda steep.

The salad came first. It was a ceasar salad, I think, with some almonds added to the mix. They served it in a silver mixing bowl, brought to our table, by unfriendly staff. It tasted pretty mild, in fact everything we ordered tasted pretty mild.

The lasagna came some time after in a aluminum tray. It wasn't like a lasagna that we expected. We're used to eating very cheesey, thick lasagna. The one we ordered just fell apart lacked flavor.

We waited a little longer for the pizza. Luckily there's a TV there and the film Juno was playing.

The pizza finally arrived, plopped on our table in a takeout pizza box, even though we're eating in. The server didn't speak, and didn't even say "enjoy". Very impersonal for a small business to really not be very enthusiastic about what they're serving.

The pizza was hot, and topped with lots of meats, processed meats. Immediately I did notice that the pizza was lacking tomato sauce flavor. in fact, the pizza had very little tomato sauce, and it was very mild tasting. Good pizza is always about the sauce, as the toppings come second.

Also, the pizza at Hot Oven isn't exactly deep-dish in the traditional sense. It was not served in a circular tray, it not very thick either, the crust was forgettable, and hard overcooked. Deep Dish traditionally you're supposed to eat with a fork and knife. We asked for a fork, and they said they didn't have any forks...

I have never been to Chicago, but from watching no reservations, I can see that Hot Oven Pizza isn't anything like Chicago Deep Dish. It is okay for what it is, but not the best pizza in town. A strange variation of pizza.

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Mezbaan3499 Kingsway, Vancouver
DINNER - All You Can Eat at Mezbaan
Submitted Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 10:27pm [Dine in]

We went on a weeknight. It wasn't too busy aside from another table.

The Dinner All You Can Eat menu, includes Lamb curry. Aside from the dinner additions, the same items on their lunch menu are still available during dinner buffet, (butter chicken etc.)

Because it was a slow night, the buffet items were not replenished. A few of the items were lukewarm, and seems like had been sitting there a while. The rice was hard. On the plus side the naan bread was fresh, and hot.

I usually prefer lunch because the food items are fresh, and replenished often because it's busier.

Side note: The bathroom had no toilet paper.

Dinner is good if you arrive while it is fresh.

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