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sageDowntown VanSince May 14, 20065 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3 (3.2)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


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Go Fish1504 West 1st Ave., Vancouver
A Fair-Weather Favourite
Submitted Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 9:33pm [Dine in]

Dock-side fish and chips as it is in my fantasies! A visit to this place has been the piece-de-resistance is several of my finest lazy summer days.

The food is so good and such a good value. These guys make an Oyster Po' boy with oysters that melt in your mouth and delicious toppings, golden Fish and Chips with nice tangy tartar sauce and enough fries that you'll be tempted to share with the gulls, scrumptious Fish Tacos and more, often accompanied by a delightful asian slaw. It's true, you can't order a beer, you're often hard-pressed to get a seat, and you can't show up too late, but when you can kick back on the dock or seawall with delicious food and an incredible view on a beautiful Vancouver day, what can you possibly complain about?

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Cardero's1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
Submitted Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 9:03pm [Dine in]

We went on a Sunday evening without reservations. It was a half-hour wait for the patio, which I can understand, given the location and view, so we were happy to accept a table in the sparsely-filled diningroom. Despite there being plenty of available tables, and what seemed a remarkably large number of staff working, our wait at the hostess stand was prolonged and allowed us plenty of opportunity to watch what seemed to be a very disorganized operation.

At the table all our servers were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Our appy and mains were fine but unremarkable, perhaps not what I would expect at that price-point.

The architecture was nice but the decor seemed pretty cheap and vaguely reminiscent of a family restaurant.

I was in an easy-to-please mood and left satisfied, but I'm in no hurry to return.

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Hapa Izakaya1479 Robson St, Vancouver
Great experience
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 11:28pm [Dine in]

Great atmosphere, so many delicious dishes, attentive and discreet service, and icy saki in bambu carafes. You can't go wrong. Like the Guus, the menu has both excellent standbys such as Tuna Tataki and a fantastic torched Mackerel, and more adventurous dishes for those in the mood for something novel.

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Wild Rice117 W Pender Street, Vancouver
I'm surprised it's still open.
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 11:18pm [Dine in]

Must be the lack of options in the neighbourhood/proximity to cinema that keeps it going (or hungry people from adjacent bars too drunk to taste their food)?

I've only been twice, but while the atmosphere is comfortable and reasonably stylish, every dish I've sampled has been very weak considering the prices they charge. Both times I was with groups sharing tapas style, so I've tasted near a dozen dishes, which I fault for various reasons ranging from overly salted to greasy to bland to overcooked.

Service while dining was fine both times, and I have to commend the waitress who literally chased my friends and I across the street and halfway through Tinseltown to return an umbrella that my friend left behind.

All in all, I hope to avoid going back.

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Addis Cafe Ethiopian Restaurant2017 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
All time favourite
Submitted Saturday, May 13, 2006 - 10:45pm [Dine in]

Since moving away from the Commercial Drive area there is nothing I miss more than the Addis Cafe. Given the great coffee, restaurants and markets of the Drive, I don't say this lightly. I eat out a lot, at restaurants of all types and price ranges, but in my books, The Addis Cafe is some of the best value in this city. The food is incredible, comes in large portions, and is VERY reasonably priced. The service is fine, though I've noticed that the people who used to work the diningroom and who always greeted me with a warm welcome are not the primary servers anymore. The atmosphere is pretty weak, but the food is enough to keep me going back time after time, even though I'm not in the neighbourhood anymore. I highly recommend the Fuul, Original Veggie Combo and Lamb Awaze Tibs. Get those three items and two people will be full to the brim for about $30.

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