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touristinvcnycSince May 23, 200812 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (3.2)
  • Food3.5 (3.3)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Ambiance3 (2.8)


Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Bellaggio Cafe773 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Good breakfast, service could be better
Submitted Tuesday, May 27, 2008 - 10:53pm [Dine in]

ate at the bellagio on our last day in vancouver. The place was recommended by the concierge at the hotel we stayed. We werent disappointed. They actually made the best white omelet we had all week. The yogurt and fruit were just perfect. The waitress wasnt the best, forgetting to bring my wifes second helping of coffee, buttering the bread although we told her we cant eat butter.
but it was minor and the bottom line, we had a good breakfast.

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Cardero's1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
great views, overcooked food
Submitted Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:28pm [Dine in]

went to carderos for lunch. Got a seat outside with a view of coal harbor and the mountains in the background. The view is magnificent.
That said, the food was a mixed bag. The hummus was delicious. The AB tuna crusted with sesame was a disappointment as it wasnt rare as it was supposed to be. it was nearly well done.
The wild salmon with some greens was dry and grilled to death. The salad was very good. The broccolini wok dish was good.
The sorbets were just fine, but very frozen.
all in all we had a nice time, but the food was disappointing for a place that so obviously should know how to cook salmon without destroying it. However the view is magnificent!

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Dan Japanese Restaurant2511 West Broadway, Vancouver
Great Food, SLOOOOOW service
Submitted Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 10:22pm [Dine in]

Finally made it to Dan Japanese resteraunt (note that the number listed for this is wrong, but the number listed for DAN JAPANESE is correct).
When we came in there werent that many people there and for some odd reason we were seated upstairs. This turned out to be fatal from a service and ambience perspective. It was hotter upstairs so we were getting real tired. What also made us tired is the fact that they served us one dish at a time. Now every dish was simply delicious. But first we got the spinach and sesame, then the tofu, then the edamame, then the unbeatable grilled meat with japanese peppercorn, then the sushi. I think this cant be right. We also waited very long periods of time between these small dishes.
I ordered a second helping of the meat and sushi, but again, they brought it one at a time. At this point we asked them to please bring the sushi up asap, and the desert menu. I had the yuza sorbet which was tasty. Well maybe this is authentic japanese to serve one dish at a time, but when youre hungry and sitting alone upstairs for no good reason as there were empty 2 seat tables downstairs the whole time we were there, then it doesnt help you enjoy the resteraunt.
I urge the owners to explain to their patrons that they can choose to get one dish at a time, or have it come together.
bottom line, if you go in and know this, then expect absolutely delicious food.

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Cafe Zen1631 Yew St, Vancouver
Great pancakes
Submitted Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 8:44pm [Dine in]

had breakfast at cafe zen. they were full and had to wait to get in. Once seated we service was prompt, ordered a yogurt shake which was very good and wife had grapefruit juice.
we ordered a large buckwheat pancakes which was much more than we needed, next time id go for a small.
Wife had egg whites with mushrooms and onions. good but too oily.
WE asked waitress to make sure no butter is used to cook the food. she seemed unable to tell us and simply pointed to a sticker on menu that said something about no trans fats.
I think we didnt ask a difficult question and she could say she would make sure or ask.
also had toast and english muffins which were good. Table next to us complained they got a little mold in one of the breads. no biggie, happens.

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Kibune Sushi1508 Yew Street, Vancouver
Good Salmon Bad Tuna
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 8:26pm [Dine in]

went to kibune as its the only place i could find open at 4pm. I had read in the toronto star that the sushi here is reliable.
well go figure. the other dishes we had were very good. we had the tofu agedashi was good, the veggie tempura was good. the beef marinated in garlic and soy was delicios in my opinion. The salmon sushi was good, but the tuna was not good at all.
very fishy smell.
having eaten lunch at okada sushi that afternoon the difference was remarkable. big plus is the walk to the beach.
The ambience was interesting. youre own booths that ensure privacy, but it doesnt let you people watch.

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Japa DogCorner of Burrard and Smithe, Vancouver
great dogs!
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:25pm [Dine in]

enjoyed the jap dog. had a kurobata and a all beef. i dont like mayo, so i had my with the shredded nori, and dijon mustard with some sauerkraut relish.
The kurobata is pork sausage from black hogs raised to be sausages i guess. it was delicious and smokey and well seasoned and well grilled.
love the combination of nori sheet with the dog.
love the way they toast the buns.
the all beef was also delicious,

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Vera's Burger Shack1030 Davie St., Vancouver
great hot dog
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:21pm [Dine in]

went to vera's for a hot dog, all beef and yummy.
they grill it fresh and it simply was delicious with a great smoky seasoning flavor. i added onions and mustard. unfortunately they don't offer sauerkraut. as a native new yorker, whats a hot dog with kraut?
the place doesn't look that clean. but the food wand staff was good.

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Gelarmony1222 Robson Street, Vancouver
great gelatto, but cant believe how cheap they are
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:17pm [Dine in]

the sorbetto (pink grapefruit and green apple) were delicious.
But at 500 calories for the two of them, they better be good!
i was shocked how much calories a little scoop could have.
anyway, i say they are cheap as i got gelato in a cup and they didnt have covers. So i asked for a second cup to use as a cover. they wanted to charge me 25 cents!
thats ridiculous, considering i paid 4$ for two liitle scoops of sorbetto!
but it was damn good.

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Naam, The2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
good veggie burger
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:13pm [Dine in]

as i work my way through various eateries i made my way to naam.
Their veggie burger was very good. The waiter was friendly and guided us in the right way.
We didnt love the sesame seed fried potatoes, nor the schezuan salad.
The fried tofu was good.
the ambience in the store is very nice, but didnt use restroom so cant tell you how it was.

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Kaplan's Star Deli1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
Great corned beef, not so great pastrami
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:09pm [Dine in]

on my continuing journey through vancouver i tried kaplans, as im from ny and should know a thing or two about pastrami.
the corned beef was very good, the pickles are crunchy and juicy.
The pastrami was not home made, but seemed packaged stuff and wasnt very good.
the kreplach chicken soup was very good.

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Salmon House2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver
Good Salmon
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:06pm [Dine in]

As a tourist I was very nterested in trying salmon and where better to go than salmon house.
We had the fresh first run of the spring salmon, which is salmon brought in that day (at least thats what they claim). Its expensive, at 36$ but it was moist, and had that smokey wood fired flavor.
We also had the sampler which i didnt love.
the lox was ok, the candied salmon interesting.
The view was outstanding. the ambience is very very nice.

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Okada Sushi Japanese Restaurant888 Nelson Street, M101, Vancouver
Great Sushi Downtown
Submitted Friday, May 23, 2008 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

As a tourist here, Ive been trying sushi places and other eateries.
This place was delicious. I had samples of the red tuna, salmon, sockeye, hamachi toro and all were very fresh, clean tasting.
Service was friendly, and prompt. It did take a little bit to get the food, but i chalk that i came when they were opening and were preparing everything nice and fresh.

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