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staffoCommercial DriveSince October 12, 20055 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.3)
  • Food3.5 (3.6)
  • Service3.5 (3.4)
  • Value3.5 (3.3)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


Displaying 1 - 5 of 5 Reviews Found
Bishop's Restaurant2183 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Past its sell by date.
Submitted Monday, June 4, 2012 - 10:49am [Dine in]

Took a client to Bishops on Saturday.

I like to get there before my guests so arrived about 20 minutes early. The hostess made a big deal about not finding and then finding our reservation. Then seated us in a pokey corner beside the busing station in an empty restaurant. I asked to be moved.

The rest of the staff were great but I still had a sour taste from the poor welcome. John should send her for training to Vikram Vij or David Hawksworth.

On the food side I had a duck breast with rhubarb which was fabulous. The other 3 entrees and the 4 starters were OK. Overall the food was not up to the cost

For the $750 spent we should have gone to Hawksworth or Cioppinos , been made welcome and had more interesting grub.

For my money, and I vote with my wallet, the restaurants I mentioned are a better bang for the buck.

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JJ's Restaurant @ Vancouver Community College250 Pender Street West, Vancouver
This gem is definitely a diamond in the rough
Submitted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 10:10am [Dine in]

I have been a regular for years. I take select clients here for lunch and they are always delighted. However it is not for everyone . If you must have topnotch experienced wait staff go elsewhere and pay a lot more. This is a training ground for culinary hopefuls. As such the service can be "interesting". That being said, if you make allowances for the fact that these people are learning it is frequently a delightful experience.

The food is always excellent. It is sometimes adventurous but for the most part it is good solid high-end fare properly cooked and nicely presented. The prices are low and the mark up on wine is very reasonable. You can *dine* here for pocket change.

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Gingeri Chinese Cuisine5300 No. 3 Road, 323, Richmond
Better Dim Sum in comfortable surroundings.
Submitted Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 4:00pm [Dine in]

this is not a room to write home about but the place is clean the chairs are comfortable and I was given a 4 seater table while dining alone during lunch.
The food was very good. I had only 4 dishes being by myself but each was appetising and visually interesting. Just like Arnold S
I'll be back

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Sawasdee Thai Restaurant4250 Main St, Vancouver
The first and one of the best.
Submitted Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 1:23pm [Dine in]

I fist experienced Thai food in the back in the 1970’s. I waited for this wonderful explosion of tastes to arrive in Vancouver and finally Sawasdee arrived.

Other Thai restaurants have opened since, and many offer comparable food, but for consistent long-time value Sawasdee gets my vote and I vote with my wallet.

It is gratifying to be welcomed as a friend of the house. It is not a presumptuous welcome. A discrete check if we are having a beer and would we like the chicken in pandan leaves to start gets the proceedings under way. The answer is always yes. This is one of the “must have” appetisers for our family.

The service is special. The staff are courteous and friendly but yet impart that air of foreignness with adds to the experience.

If you know Thai food you will not be disappointed. If you are new to Thai, let the knowledgeable staff assist you. Be aware that Thai spices can set off a 5-alarm fire on the palate. Venture beyond medium if you dare, but remember you can always add spice but taking it out presents a problem.

The room is pleasant if a little sterile but the warmth of the welcome overcomes a multitude.

Worth multiple visits to fully explore the menu.

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Lombardo's Ristorante and Pizzeria1641 Commercial, #120, Vancouver
Like MacDonalds you know what you'll get but here it's worth it.
Submitted Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 12:52pm [Dine in]

Don't go here if you are in a rush, but if you want great pizza and pasta served by friendly staff at a casual pace you cannot do better.

Pizzas range from the subtle to assertive, but all are wonderful. The fried calamari is usually super and the green salad is tossed with a light dressing of oil and herbs, which turns this carnivore towards the green side of the menu.

If you don't like the wine list ask for Patti's private selection. There will usually be a bottle of Ca'Bolani or something equally interesting but the plonk blanc de maison and the jugs of red are fine for everyday consumption.

Rivalled by Marcello's down the road for the food, here the service is friendlier, the pace is slower and it is possible to hear your partner rave about the food.

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