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TurquoiseEast VancouverSince April 2, 20075 Reviews
Average Rating
2.5 (2.7)
  • Food3 (2.8)
  • Service3 (2.8)
  • Value3 (3)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)


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Mega Grill646 Kingsway, Vancouver
Shouldn't fast food be fast?
Submitted Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 4:26pm [Take-out]

Let's do some take-out pizza math, shall we?

didn't start making pizza til I arrived to pick it up
lied numerous times about when pizza would be ready
no offer of anything free to make up for pizza being 40 minutes late
lame excuse that they were busy when there appeared to be only ONE OTHER ORDER within a 40 minute period
leathery pizza crust
never going back to Mega Grill

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Foundation, The2301 Main Street, Vancouver
Good Nachos & Beer, but...
Submitted Tuesday, January 6, 2009 - 11:32pm [Dine in]

Went to Foundation recently with a group of 10. We eventually ordered two different kinds of nachos for the table. These were amazing--tons of toppings, cheese, more than enough sour cream, plenty of yummy guacamole & a goodly amount of salsa. The pitchers of stout were tasty & a good price too.

After a great start with the appies, I ordered a Bentonio burger. I would NEVER do that again. It was tasteless, dry as hell & the bun was soaked by the salad dressing that leaked from the salad next to it. I generally love veggie burgers & eat them at a lot of different restaurants. I can honestly say this was absolutely the worst one I've ever had.

The service was slow because it seemed that there was only one waitress for the entire restaurant, which was full when we arrived. She wasn't rude or anything, when we could get a hold of her.

The prices at Foundation include taxes, which is nice. Everything's pretty affordable... but then again, everything's basically made out of rice & beans, so it SHOULD be pretty cheap.

Ambiance... meh. They haven't managed to make the place look eclectic or funky--the thrift store tables & chairs just look dilapidated.

If you're looking for a great vegetarian restaurant here, I'd say keep looking. If you want a laid-back place to go for nachos & beer, it's serviceable.

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Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver
A great little nook in my neighbourhood
Submitted Wednesday, September 24, 2008 - 1:58pm [Dine in]

After hearing the buzz about a new French restaurant opening in my neighbourhod I had high expectations. I'd heard they intended to provide great quality food for reasonable prices. I was not disappointed.

The food was delicious: the organic chicken pot au feu was perfect, the vegetables & various sorts of mushrooms with it perfectly cooked & tender. I enjoyed the broth so much that I asked for more bread to mop it up... The lingcod seafood special also had clams & a good variety of mushrooms. The fish was melt-in-your mouth & delicate in taste. The portions were big enough to satiate, but don't go in expecting heaps of food like at Red Robin or something.

We also had a glass of wine each, both BC wines, which I was impressed to see were not completely underrepresented on the wine list. The lemon cream tart was exaclty that: lemony, creamy & tart, not too sweet. My husband's creme brulee was simple & tasty. The presentation was a little austere, however, with not a snip of garnish or accompaniment whatsoever.

I loved the ambiance of the place. Lots of polished wood, warm enough, not too noisy even though the place was packed. The layout was intimate but still left us space for privacy. We didn't feel crammed in next to another table.

The service was friendly & efficient enough without being annoyingly attentive. Our waitress was new, but she didn't make any mistakes & our food wasn't slow in arriving.

For two entrees, two desserts & two glasses of wine, our bill came to about $60. Well priced for the quality!

My only complaint with the place was that the prices on the menu & special board were a dollar or 50c lower than the bill. The discrepancy only came to $2 or so, but they need to fix that...

To sum up a wordy review: make a reservation (this place was packed on a TUESDAY) & GO!

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Nagez Foods1049 Granville St, Vancouver
It's like eating at your grandma's!
Submitted Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 10:37pm [Dine in]

Nagez is a good place to go for lunch or a quick dinner before a movie. Most menu items are between $5 & $10.

I almost always have the chicken schnitzel dinner. It comes with "Uncle Ben's style" non-sticky rice, cubed fried potatoes & pickled clove-spiced red cabbage (kind of like sauerkraut, but purple & sweet). The chicken schnitzel is usually about the size of a saucer, nice & tender.

This restaurant has the ambiance of a dentist's office, but with the calming aquarium replaced by a television playing Much Music. The location is in between all the sex shops & piercing places on Granville Street.

What will convince you to come back isn't so much the food & it definitely isn't the ambiance, it's the service. When you come in you're greeted with a sing-song 'He-looo' (with a strong Ukranian accent) & handed a little photo album depicting all the dishes on the menu. You'll have a glass of water quickly & your food doesn't take long.

I've been to Nagez many times over the last few years & always received a warm welcome, attentive service & dependable, simple food. Even when I went in there with about 15 ESL students, some of whom had brought food in with them, we were accommodated graciously. A vegetarian among us who couldn't find much on the menu was made a special veggie dish & everyone was given a student discount of 10% off their food.

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Pad Thai Cuisine132 E. Broadway, Vancouver
Have a curry, go home stuffed!
Submitted Sunday, April 1, 2007 - 10:00pm [Dine in]

I've been to Pad Thai for lunch several times in the last few months. For $5.50 (the special is until 5pm) you can pig out on a mound of rice & a good sized bowl of curried veggies & meat, swimming in sauce, plus a spring roll & as much tea as you can drink. I honestly think a healthy portion would be half that much... but I can't help myself: I always eat it all.

I usually have either the yellow curry or the red curry, both with chicken. The curry is nicely spiced, keeps you warm for a while, but doesn't quite make your nose sweat. They really don't cheap out on the chicken--tender white meat & a lot of it. The spring rolls are good--if a littly oily--hot, crispy & their dipping sauce is nicely sweet & spicy.

A word of warning: several people I've eaten there with have had the pad thai & none have really liked it. Kind of funny that the restaurant's named after their weakest offering...

A thing that I really appreciate about this place is the tea: decent quality jasmine, not steeped enough to be bitter. A lot of low-priced asian restaurants really cheap out on the tea, but not Pad Thai.

I've always found the service there quite friendly. The food arrives in minutes & when it's not too busy, your teacup will never be empty for long.

I suppose they could improve on the ambiance a bit--the walls are somewhat bare, but they've painted it & the place is clean. For the price, I don't really expect four-star decor...

All in all, this place is worth a try.

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