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ShogunPailNorth VancouverSince October 13, 20094 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.6)
  • Food4.5 (4.3)
  • Service3.5 (3.5)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.5)


Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 Reviews Found
Chicken Chalet Express123 Carrie Cates Court, #148, North Vancouver
So Good...!
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:50pm [Dine in]

There's simply no reason for food court food to be this good. There just isn't. Most chicken places do a decent chicken; they either don't cook enough, or cook too much, but this place calls back to the glory days of Kenny Rogers' Roasters, back when those restaurants were still worth going to.

The chicken is outstanding! There's no reason for it to be so good and yet it is, one of those little diamond in the rough places that you hear about only rarely because the people that know the Secret of it don't want to share and risk losing how good the place truly is.

I, thankfully, am not a local... though I have a feeling my host is going to kill me for posting this on here and ruining one of his favorite places to grab a meal. I would recommend the Spanish Salad Chicken Wrap or the BBQ Chicken Wrap, both of which my friend pretty much lives on.

A reason, I feel, must be given for the poor ambiance rating - it has nothing to do with them, but what kind of ambiance can be achieved in a food court? It just doesn't happen. Still, despite their location they're worth checking out. So good. I still can't believe how good this place was.

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Kobe Japanese Steak House1042 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Holy God, this place is Incredible!
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:44pm [Dine in]

Was in town to do attend a convention and my host was gracious enough to take me to a plethora of his favorite restaurants. He saved his personal favorite – and, in my opinion, the best – for last. The Kobe Steak House isn’t a restaurant so much as it is an experience, a place of roaring business and incredible food in terms of both quality and quantity.

We sat in a lounge area for a while until they were ready to take us upstairs. I was surprised by this; the lounge itself had the atmosphere of a restaurant, but nothing could have prepared me for the surprise that was waiting for me on the upper level. As my friend grabbed the menu and described “teppanyaki” cooking, I sat and looked around in awe. I swear to god the cooks there were juggling their knives, setting the tables in fire, putting on a hell of a show to the delighted faces of those in attendance. I could hardly wait for our turn.

My friend handled the ordering, grabbing us something called “the Ultimate.” I was worried that he only ordered one for the both of us, but the truth was it ended up being more than enough food. I was full a little more than half way through but could not bring myself to stop eating; the food was simply that good. I was in heaven from the start of the meal all the way through to its conclusion.

The one problem was the food coma that both me and my host were ready to enter after the meal was done; lesser men might have accepted defeat and taken the leftovers home with them, but the two of us were deadest on defeating this massive amount of food. Neither of us ate much the following day – it was just unnecessary given the amount of food we’d had here, and I fear that I’ll never have anything quite so tasty.

I suppose it gives me an excuse to come back next year.

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Memphis Blues Barbeque House1629 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Pretty damn good.
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:43pm [Dine in]

So, my friend is taking me around to try different restaurants and we noticed this little hole in the wall around the mid-Lonsdale area. I asked him if he'd ever been and he said no, so we decided to take a peek.

It was the ambiance that caught us, really, sort of a fifties vibe with Elvis music and era posters and decor. We walked in and took a look at the menu, noticing that there was nothing but Meat available, but such a collection of meat!

My friend had a pulled pork sandwich, while I went for the rib ends. We also had wings and some root beer in glass bottles for little under thirty bucks. Everything was good, if a little greasy - but at a place like this you have to expect the grease. That's sort of the whole point, really.

Evidently, this is a chain. I need to see if there are any of these places back home - if there are and it's anything like this place, than I have a new place to go for lunch!

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Honjin Sushi140 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver
Awesome Little Place
Submitted Tuesday, October 13, 2009 - 12:37pm [Dine in]

I was up in Vancouver only recently, visiting a friend while we went to a convention together. A month ago he was in my home town and I took him around for eats; this time it was his turn.

We started at this little place at the bottom of a street called Lonsdale. It was an unassuming looking place, sort of a hole in the wall that I might have walked past but my friend insisted that we go. I'm glad he did.

The sushi in here is simply to die for. Their specialty rolls were some of the best tasting things I've ever tried, especially the sushi shooters, sunshine rolls, and northshore rolls. Simply unreal and the perfect start to what would be an eventful weekend.

The service here is quick and efficient, though perhaps not quite equal to their exquisite food. Likewise, the ambiance was merely adequate, though I did notice a couple of walled off booths towards the back that struck me as something that might have been fun to eat in. Perhaps next visit.

All of their good rolls are pricey, so this is something to keep in mind. They did have cheaper things on the menu, but my friend insisted that we get the best they had to offer and I'm glad he did. Definitely worth a visit or three.

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