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sarlyeKerrisdaleSince September 3, 200611 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3 (3.1)
  • Service2.5 (2.6)
  • Ambiance3 (2.9)


Displaying 1 - 11 of 11 Reviews Found
Hermitage1025 Robson Street, #115, Vancouver
Zaget was wrong
Submitted Wednesday, January 24, 2007 - 3:59pm [Dine in]

This was one of the most disappointing dining experience I ever had. We tried this restaurant as part of the Dine Out Vancouver event. For $35, it was not worth the time.

The Decor was dated and looked like an overstuffed family restaurant with lots of oak furniture.

The food was tasteless and bland.
For Appys; we had the Fisherman's Soup with Spciy Rouille [we got red colour soup, smells fishy with no sign of seafood and no taste at all and 2 dried piece of bread with a scoop of mustard on top] and Duck Rillettes / Pate with Gherkins [it was served on 2 piece of limp butter lettuce and looked like canned tuna with mayo and same dried pieces of bread]
For Main: Fillet of Snapper with Shrimp Mousse, Dill Butter Sauce [bland and the sauce was a runny white sauce with no taste]; Pork Tenderloain was palatable but the sauce was very subtle also.
For Dessert: Creme Caramel [only good thing]; and Souffle Glace with Cappucino Sauce [tastes like Baci ice cream]

Service: Twice the waiter almost dropped the plates on me, and most of the time, he was preoccupied with adjusting the thermostat. We asked for Hot Water and we were charged for it. [This was shocking to us for such a supposedly nice restaurant to charge you for plain boil water, we were also not inform of the charge until the bill came]

The place was not even busy, about 6 tables and we were rushed through our dinner from the moment we sat down to the time we left in 50 minutes.

I don't think this should be rated a Zaget choice restaurant, the service and food is way below par.

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Sanafir1026 Granville Street, Vancouver
Think of yourself as an Iron Chef Judge
Submitted Saturday, January 20, 2007 - 9:47pm [Dine in]

Great Dine Out Experience! Following is the Dine out Menu we tried.

Traditional Toasted Bread Salad [Typical Salad; nothing too fancy]
Moroccan Lentil Soup [Very Tasty Soup with fantastic herbs like Cumin and Curry]

Fish Trio - Salmon Tartar/Sear Big Eye Tuna/Tempura Prawn Sushi Roll [The Tempura Prawn Sushi Roll was EXCELLENT; this is not your typical Tempura Roll]

Meat Trio - Beef Oxtail Cappelletti with White Truffle Cream/Crispy Pork Pakora/Chicken Marabella [The Beef which is like a giant wonton with very flavorful cream sauce and actual truffle shavings was Exquisite, Chicken was next but its just chicken, the Pork is flavorful - if we were directed to eat the trio from lighter flavors to heavier; maybe we can appreciate the chicken more]

Poached Pear with Stewed Fig and Honey Sauce and Mascapone Black Pepper Mousse
[This was not too sweet; with each bite of the dessert follow by a sip of the ice wine, the flavor of the ichanges (the pepper from the Mousse was very light but once you sip the ice wine, you can taste the bite from the spice along with the wine.)]

We also Tried the TASTY Toasted Nann Bread with Hummus, Roasted Garlic and Olives.

The richness of the various sauces in the dishes was well done.

The owner was very attentive and answered all our questions. The next day, we got a call from the restaurant to see if we enjoy the meal. Rarely do you hear from restaurant with a follow up call.

Check out the upstairs, there are the beds that you can be served on a tray and filmy silk canopy provides privacy .

Meet Expectation - Yes, very fun place. Great Food!

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Ridge Garden Restaurant3113 Arbutus St, Vancouver
Great for Rainy Day Take Out
Submitted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 - 8:02pm [Dine in]

This is a good restaurant for take outs. We have been there for dinner many times but its always busy and we never have time to sit and chat.

We have ordered Take Out a few times and the food is always great.
The Lettuce Wrap is always good,
Try the Deep Fried Wontons - Crispy and fantastic
Chicken Chow Mein - good

The delivery takes 30 - 45 min and the food is hot and not soggy.

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Grand Honour Hot Pot Restaurant5668 Granville Street, Vancouver
Okay for HOT POT but..
Submitted Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 5:00pm [Dine in]

I have been to this restaurant many times for dinner. The Hotpot is great since its $5.50 per dish, the Soup Base is $11., and most of the Plain Veggies are $4 per dish.

There is no English Translation on the order form so you have to go with someone that read Chinese.

The Staff often recommend all the expensive Seafood Items so best to bring someone that can read the order form.

We went there for lunch today and we ordered a set dimsum lunch. The food was not fresh, felt like they just heat up some old left over. Some of the items on the menu that we based our order on was changed without letting us know until it comes. We were told by the wait staff that they have not had this item for a long time and all our customers know its a substitute.

Go there for the hot pot since you are cooking your own meal and you can be sure its done right, the cooked dishes at this restaurant is not worth the effort.

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Rugby Beach Club Grille950 W Broadway, #201, Vancouver
Best TUNA POKE I have ever had!
Submitted Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

Well, this is the only place that serve Tuna Poke. It is a cold tapas serve in a circular form with seaweed salad on the bottom, marinated raw tuna on top with some crunchy stuff and wasabe and plum type sauce on the plate. YUMMY. (This is where the OUTSTANDING Food Rating is for)

The rest of the meal was not bad also.
We also ordered:-
Ribs appies - not my favourite, ribs were chewy and dried but nicely presented

Aged Beef Sirloin Medallions were cooked to perfection.

Sides of Grilled Porabello Mushroom - a little over grilled and dry on some but still good.

Dirty Rice - which I thought was like cuban dirty rice but is just like cantonese fried rice with some vinegar in the toss - most disappointing in this item.

Chef likes to throw Chopped up Green Onions on the dishes as garnish, if you do not like green onions, its quite annoying that you have to pick it all out.

We had the Oyster Shooter when it first opened years ago, it was great - shooter had small little oysters inside. We had it again and this time the oyster is from a larger oyster cut in pieces; not appetizing at all.

This is a good place if you like to order just low carb stuff since everything is a la carte. Other items might be hit and miss, but the steak is good and consistent.

Our waiter was not very good this time since his friends were sitting across from us and he was busy chatting. Other times, the waiters are better.

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Ningtu2130 Kingsway St., Vancouver
Great and Fast Lunch for great price
Submitted Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 4:59pm [Dine in]

We went to this family style restaurant for lunch. We chose the Shanghai Style Dim Sum items.

1. Sticky Rice Roll with preserved vegetable, Chinese donut and pork sung. This roll is made right away and not pre-made like some of the other restaurant, The cruchy taste of the preserved vegetable and the Chinese Donut balance off the chewy of the rice.

2. Braised Beef Noodle Soup - the Beef is stewed and it melts in your mouth, the noodle does not get soggy (Thin Shanghaines noodle) and the soup stock is unbelievable mixed with lots of flavor.

3. Beef Xiao Bang - Its like a sandwich with the bun part made of of flaky dough dipped with lots of sesame seeds and the marinated cold beef is stuff inside with some spicy pickle cabbage. Once you bite into it, its crunchy and soft at the same time and the spicy pickle gives it a mild heat.

4. Hot Sweet Soy Milk - we asked for less sugar and its tasty and help to absorb all the carbs we were eating.

The dishes comes out vey quickly so if you are on a time crunch, this is a perfect place for lunch.

They also sell handmade rice noodle (Shanghainese Lin Go) for you to buy for home.

The decor is an East Side Family Restaurant but the food and the courteous service is Outstanding.

Next time I will try the crab with the Farva Beans and Noodles under. The people at the next table had it for lunch and they say it was really good.

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Imperial Chinese Seafood Restaurant355 Burrard Street, #180, Vancouver
$$$ for bad dimsum and worse service
Submitted Monday, September 11, 2006 - 4:11pm [Dine in]

A friend and I went there for lunch today. We were thinking of using this restaurant for a few charity dinners we are hosting. The Service was so bad, we will never go again.

When we first sat down, we were told by the blue jacket waiter that we should ticked off what we want and for sure the kitchen will send the right food over.

We ordered stuffed eggplant - it was cold; where it should be freshly pan fried; most likely it was sitting for a while.

Our Beef balls was given to the next table over (it was plopped down before the guests said they don't want it) We told the server that it was ours and she said that since she had served it to the next table, she will have to get it from the kitchen.

After that, all our food that we ordered was sent to the next table first and the guests there told the servers that it was our food. The server keep claiming that it was the waiter's fault for writing the wrong number down. They never asked before plopping the food down.

Then we ordered some spareribs and there was a long human hair in the dish. We told the black jacket captain and he just shrugged his shoulders and said it was our hair. He won't even take away the dish.

We have had it with the food and service so we asked for the bill. We were given a small adding machine tape clipped to our order form. You would expect that from a smaller home style restaurant but not for such a fancy restaurant.

As we were leaving the servers knocked over a teapot and iced water off the table on the other side. She was flustered since she is still holding the platter stacked with food and NO ONE came to help her. The guests that got the hot water spilled felt sorry for her and started cleaning up. This type of incident is not supposed to happen in fancy restaurant.

It was such an Oxymoron that this restaurant won the Zaget award and a bunch of other restaurants awards.

We will never go there again even though its a beautiful location.

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Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant2008 W 41st Ave, Vancouver
Best PUSHCART Dimsum in the City
Submitted Saturday, September 2, 2006 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

We eat at this restaurant at least 3 times a week. The dimsum is fresh and fantastic and they still have the push carts for you to look at which item is good. The spring rolls is the best that I have eaten, its not a big fat cigar size fill with brown stuffing and oozing sauce, it is a delicate roll with shrimp filling and the skin is nice a crispy. They also have small wooden tubs of Dessert Tofu that is light and good.

Dinner menu is good and price is very reasonable. To get a table, its best to call for a reservation and avoid the wait.

Best Chinese Restaurant in the West Side of Vancouver

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54th Ave Cafe Restaurant7088 Kerr Street, Vancouver
Great for Breakfast
Submitted Saturday, September 2, 2006 - 10:43pm [Dine in]

This is a great breakfast place if you want to enjoy your paper and have a bite. The price is great and you can have a lot of combination.

I usually have the Egg - over easy, luncheon meat, toast with bowl of Satay Beef Vermicelli and it comes with a hot drink like Hong Kong Style Tea.

All costs under $7 including GST. Not bad for all that food. It will last you till dinner.

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Pho Hoang Vietnamese Restaurant3388 Main Street, Vancouver
This place USED to be GREAT!!
Submitted Saturday, September 2, 2006 - 10:38pm [Dine in]

We used to go to this restaurant at least once a week. The soup stock for their (#11) was great and flavorful with no MSG and comes with a nice daikon. I orded the small noodle with beef on the side. My husband orderd (#6) Small Yam Tempura and (#38) Hot Pot Chicken Rice.
This time the beef was all fat and tendons, the soup stock has loads of MSG. The #6 shrunk alot. And the waitress brought over #37, when we told her that she had our order wrong, she took it back and brought it out to the next table who just ordered and sat down. #38 finally arrived and it was cold and the chicken was RAW. We won't be going back again..

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Le Crocodile909 Burrard Street, #100, Vancouver
Great Service and Fantastic FOOD!
Submitted Saturday, September 2, 2006 - 10:25pm [Dine in]

My husband and I have been coming to Le Crocodile since 1993. We celebrate all our birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions here. I have also brought client here for lunches.

The Quality of the food is FANTASTIC. This is one of the places where you know the professional wait staff and the incredible food guarantees a fantastic evening. The light and dark signature chocolat at the end of the meal gives an added touch to this GEM in the city.

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