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Fountainhead Pub, The1025 Davie Street, Vancouver
Average, no more
By Norman of Vancouver East (82 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, June 18, 2018 - 10:21am [Dine in]

I went for lunch and ordered a hamburger. Everything was slow except the beer service. Some of the staff seemed friendly, but my server only appeared to take my order and bring it to the table a half hour later. I had to send for him to get the bill. Why, I don't know. The place wasn't even a third full, and there were at least three, maybe four, servers. I noticed that all the food took a half hour to arrive. A woman arrived after me and ordered the same thing I had, and her order took a half hour (I timed it). To top it off, the food was warm, not hot. Nothing wrong with the food or the beer, just the service.

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Relish Gourmet Burgers2290 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Not bad
By Norman of Vancouver East (82 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:36am [Dine in]

You go to the counter to order, then they bring the food to your table. The burgers are OK, but since they don't seem to have many customers, I think they could provide leaves of lettuce instead of that chopped stuff. The fries are frozen, and again since they aren't particularly busy, I don't see why they can't do them from real potatoes. It isn't like they don't have the time. The food is tasty, but I don't see anything to make it stand out. Middle of the road, with room for improvement.

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Banana Leaf1779 Robson St., Vancouver
There's a lot better out there
By synchro of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 8:34pm [Take-out]

I ordered Nasi Goreng, Rendang Beef and Roti Canai. My order took 30min. The Roti Canai was quite greasy and the portion of sauce was too small to finish all the roti canai but the sauce was tasty. I also found the Rendang Beef portion small but again nicely spiced and tasty. The container is barely 3" high. The big disappointment was the Nasi Goreng. The rice was clumped and not mixed well and tasteless. The tiny shrimp were few, overcooked and rubbery - all for $45. I've had much better Roti Canai and Nasi Goreng in Vancouver & New West.

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Vallarta's Mexican Restaurant2991 East Broadway, Vancouver
Dissapointed Family Dinner
By Jimmybean of Whaletown, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 16, 2018 - 1:13am [Dine in]

We choose this neighborhood restaurant for the 'fine' reviews to dine with family while visiting Vancouver. The people were friendly but we found the establishment to be more 'rustic' that the pictures. The fly strips didn't quite add to the ambiance either.
We didn't bring a Spanish interpreter for the waitress thus we didn't understand much of what the meals were, and some of the orders were mixed up. Food was decent, hot & well displayed.
In the end though, the meal prices were actually more than the menu prices.
So, for the hard wooden chairs, sticky tables & bitter tasting water we shall avoid this restaurant in the future.
However, you may enjoy the establishment as it was a busy place.

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Press Box, The2889 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Poor service, rude staff
By derek4455 of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:28am [Dine in]

The manager was really rude to us, ignored us, would rather talk to her bartender friend than actually provide service. Saw the manager and her bartender outside smoking weed as we were coming in as well, which is pretty unprofessional.

The food was ok and the drink prices weren't bad but when there are so many options in the area, why would you pick a place with horrible service?

Don't go here.

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Dollar Meat Store266 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Great Bbq/Butcher shop
By CastIronCook of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:01pm [Take-out]

Dollar Meats is a classic bbq joint in the heart of chinatown.Bbq pork ,ribs ,duck are classics that are well worth the visit.Friendly butcher's in store happy to help ,also grab a pair of the dried sausage,good stuff.There is sauces that accompany the bbq'ed meats that augment the flavours to new heights,enjoy.

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White Spot405 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
Great experience
By melaniemejia of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, February 19, 2018 - 2:41pm [Dine in]

Some days ago, my friends and I went to White Spot to have a nice dinner and we were really excited about it, because we all had heard of its tasty food and good reputation. Honestly, this place exceeded my expectations. We didn't have to wait to be seated and we got to pick our table. The food was great and good cooked, I loved it. The server was so nice and make us feel welcome the whole time. The atmosphere was relaxing. However, we could hear people talking because the background music was low, but still I am comfortable with the whole service.
This is obviously a family restaurant, and I think there are a lot of people who actually enjoy to go there, the food is great, it has a pleasant atmosphere and the prices are very reasonable. I will definitely go back and I also recommend it to the ones who loves to have a delightful dinner. You would not feel disappointed.

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Keg Steakhouse & Bar, The688 Dunsmuir, Vancouver
Favourite local hangout
By Jordanl 12 06 1998 of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 3:02pm [Dine in]

One of the restaurants that I first tried at my first time in Vancouver,and he keeps being one of the bests. I used to go there with my dad a few months ago, but I also experienced with my friends. In general this restaurant is amazing! The experience that we had is incredible from the beginning till the end. They receive you appropriately and always smiling. Looking to be happy that they are there waiting for a new guest. The atmosphere and the ambiental music matches perfectly with the restaurant. We are not a good fans of drinking but, they have a bar and a lounge for those that want. They speciality are the steaks and in my particular opinion, I definitely recommend the Top Sirloin. We did not have to wait much time until the food arrive, they are quite quick. The variety of the menu were perfect for us. If you do not want to spend too much money, you can order some appetizers and share with your friends. There was any kind of mistake committed,I have no words to give them a bad critic. The experiences I had there, was memorable and I definitely want to spend more time there in the future.

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Kuma Japanese Restaurant3446 Dunbar St, Vancouver
Nice Place with Decent Food
By samb of Burnaby (8 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 9:24pm [Dine in]

I like this little restaurant. They recently renovated and it has a clean ambiance. The owners and staff are all Japanese and are always very polite.The food is fresh and tasty. Nothing will blow you away, but I've been there (or done take-out) a dozen times and have never had a bad meal and always felt satisfied. Prices are about what you'd expect elsewhere - $4-$5 for common rolled sushi and $9-$10 for different specialty rolls. They offer other traditional Japanese cuisine as well. It has good health reports and is a cut above anything else in the Dunbar area. Recommended!

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Himalaya Restaurant6587 Main St., Vancouver
Average buffet, poor ambiance, very nice sweets
By iknowwhatsgood of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 2:39pm [Dine in]

Went here for the buffet. They have a large buffet, judging by internet pictures and it did have 8 or 10 hot dishes. Thats why i picked it, and positive reviews on the internet. Anyways I just moved around here and decided to start trying these on occasion.

So first off, the ambience was that of a cafeteria. The place was not elegant by far. Has tube lighted menus and is clearly set up to live off the buffet and ample sweets section. I would not bring anyone i wanted to impress here, they didn't even clear the plates or really have any service after the initial drink. I stupidly tipped them by habit and I wish i didn't. But getting by that, there were lots of food items in the buffet. The chicken dishes of which there were two, did have plenty of chicken. however some of the other dishes such as pees and paneer were pretty runny and thin, not thick and creamy as one would expect. The naan was actually close to pita (thinner) but this may be just a varietal difference. It still tasted like naan. Butter chicken was the best thing out of the food and it wasn't what i would call stellar.

All in all, not very good ambience, price of $15 was a bit high for what you get. But its really a typical indian buffet. Not anywhere near the best food, the flavours kind of run together and nothing was memorable. However it was of generally average quality and nothing was really bad, so i would say an overall 2.5 out of 5. I would eat there again, but probably by myself, alone, if there was nothing else available, or i had just been out smoking mad weed..

The one thing that they did do right were the sweets. The gulab jamin and jalebi were very nice and really perfect. So for take out sweets this place is actually very good!

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New Mitzie's Restaurant179 E Pender Street, Vancouver
Den of Thieves!!
By CafeLatte of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 4, 2017 - 3:32am [Dine in]

These people stole $500.00 from my friend's debit card over a period of time. He was a regular customer there and is an elder. Do NOT give this den of thieves your business!! Shame!! This is shameful! Fortunately he noticed something amiss and reported them to the police. They do not deserve to be in business.

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Sitar Indian Restaurant8 Powell St., Vancouver
Cockroaches in the Food!!
By vonsommer of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 5:53pm [Delivery]

COCKROACHES IN THE FOOD!!

ordered take out via doordash................. and wait for it.....

there was a dead COCKROACH in the vindalo .......... see my posted photos.

this is the grosses things I have ever encountered in Vancouver

avoid this place at all costs everyone! AVOID AVOID AVOID!

I literally threw up after seeing it and knowing we ate most of the food.

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Thai Son Vietnamese373 E. Broadway, Vancouver
Food is great but super bad service
By jasonpal of Surrey , BC (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 6:55am [Dine in]

I was dining here with my friends the other day. Food was ok. However, their service was so bad. My friend wanted to ordered drip ice coffee. I had helped him to put the order. The server (older lady) had mistakenly tried to make two. I had explicitly told her its only one order. But said to me she already have "pressed" meaning she already have activated. Clearly, she hasn't poured hot water in the coffee drip cup yet. In the end, she ended up making two drip ice coffee and charged me for the second when clearly she made a mistake on the order. I was NOT happy about that. I will not set foot at this location for Thai Son ever again!

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Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria1380 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Soggy
By Norman of Vancouver East (82 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 7:25am [Dine in]

I have eaten here twice, so I know it wasn't an off day. The pizza crust is soggy, and that's not
"Neapolitan" by any stretch. I have eaten pizza all over Italy, and I never had a soggy crust. I think it may be because their sauce is watery. The sauce isn't very tangy either, so maybe it should have a rethink. Anyway, if you are going to claim to be Neapolitan you should try to be authentic. Excellent and attentive service, though.

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Takis Taverna1106 Davie Street, Vancouver
Takis disappointed on consistency
By Scott Wallace of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, August 28, 2017 - 6:18pm [Dine in]

This is an update of a third visit for consistency checking, and for a new meal of calamari.

Updating an earlier review here and on my private food blog (don't give the address to restaurants...but currently 5, 923 followers).

Initially, I had given them a great review. Really great. But I always suprise with another visit and check for consistency.

In the interest of hoping the feedback is helpful, and not unreasonable.

Very disappointed.

1. The grilled calamari which was highly recommended was such a small portion I really couldn't believe. Plus too salty. Maybe the latter is personal preference, but my husband found it very salty. Haven't tried the fried calamari but he won't go back.

2. THe lamb. I thought it was oddly oily (a huge pool of oil again, dripped outside of the bag and I still had a quarter inch of it sitting in the take-out container. And I weighed it...the bone and the fat were 65% of the meat. The only edible meat, which was delicious, was approximately 1/3 of the what I paid for! This was a seriously horrible piece of lamb.

Felt really bad and hope my initial review is not misleading complementary.

I don't know if I can try it again but we are definitely back to Stephos one more time to compare and I should definitely give Takis another chance.

One positive note, they were very generous in offering an ouzo while we waited for the takeout (which is always quite speedy...but they're not that busy so speed is not surprising).

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Fish Counter, The3825 Main Street, Vancouver
Bad Fish and Chips
By Basilseal of North Vancouver District (32 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 3:45pm [Dine in]

I like fish and chips, but this was bad. The fish (cod) was over battered and over cooked and it had a burnt greasy taste. The chips were just ok as was the coleslaw. If you want good fish and chips try Montgomery's (Lonsdale Quay) or Go Fish (Granville Island).
I also took a look at the fresh fish on display; in my opinion the fish available at your local Save On Foods is much better, as the fish here looked liked it had been sitting around too long.

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Mezbaan3499 Kingsway, Vancouver
A solid restaurant.
By vancouverpiggie of burnaby (54 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:52am [Dine in]

I've dined here twice, both for the dinner buffets.

Once was the regular dinner priced - I think 14.99 - and the other was their Tuesday all day buffet special price of 7.99.

This place isn't big and for the regular price, I probably wouldn't come here that often when compared to other indian buffet joints around the GVRD because of the small selection (Around 7 main dishes + 2-3 salad dishes).

But at 7.99 Tuesday special, it's a bargain if you're craving for some fast, filling indian food. However, Tuesday selection I do have to say you get what you pay for. The salad bar and some of the mains are nearly empty and refilled very slowly.

Taste-wise, it's on the lighter side. Not too oily, not too salty but at times, lacking in spices too. The raita and coconut rice dessert are very watered down though during the Tuesday buffet last time I had ate it.

This place has freshly prepared naan brought right to your table if you'd like.

Utensils and plates are all very clean. Bathroom is clean.

The best mains were the fish and patak paneers. Butter chicken and tandoori chicken have very little flavor. Although this place advertises goat curry, I have not seen any in all of my visits in the buffet.

I would return, but only for the Tuesday specials.

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Great Wall Mongolian BBQ717 Denman Street, Vancouver
Food great - service lacking.
By AshleyWallison of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 5:51pm [Dine in]

I'm giving 1 star not because of the food but because of the service. One young Asian lady (20-30 years old) with above the shoulder hair that is streaked brown is the rudest employee I've ever come across. She speaks badly about customers in front of them in another language, doesn't offer certain tables the free rice, soup, and egg roll (she brings them to other tables without being asked), and rolls her eyes at customers behind their backs. I love the food here but after multiple incidents with her I doubt I will be back.

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Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood Pub3728 Clark Drive, Vancouver
Such a great venue,such horrible service and sub-par food
By shutupandeat of Vancouver (14 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, July 28, 2017 - 9:23am [Dine in]

Sports teams and leagues, if you're looking for a post-game watering hole... The Cedar Cottage is not the pub.
Our small league of Thursday night ball players experienced the go-around all season (14 weeks) from Cedar Cottage Pub (CCP).

From promised team specials and food discounts that did not happen. This entire season and experience was just frustrating for the customer. Week after week we had our post game drinks and dinner and week after week we had to remind the server that our ball team (we have uniforms) were to get food discounts as promised by their manager. "Sorry, but your group is too small for a discount" to "Sorry, but your group is too big for a discount tonight". What a joke.
We gave the CCP 1 week's notice that our League Wrap-up would be happening and if they could reserve tables for 50 people and provide us dinner specials. We followed up the day before and was promised they were ready for us.
We arrived Thursday night (our usual night) and 1) they did not have our reservation or our table ready; 2) they did not have menu specials for us; 3) our group was too large for a discount; 4) they were short-staffed and were not able to serve us in a timely manner.

Summary
If you have a fun night planned and are looking for a place to go with friends. Give CCP a pass. This is not your friendly neighbourhood pub.

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Ming Tak Hong Kong Style Restaurant8363 Granville Street, Vancouver
lunch
By michael chang of Vancouver& Marpole (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 9:42pm [Dine in]

July 22, 2017

I haven't been to this restaurant yet , I have passed by many times and have wanted to try this restaurant.
I have the take out menu and some of the things I picked out are a favorite.
I haven't tried any of these dishes , I will soon find out if the food is really that good.

Some of the reviews I read about this place aren't bad
to each their own.
I do know this restaurant has been in the Marpole area for a long long time .

There are some of the small chinese restaurants that are quite good .
So many chinese restaurants that I have not tried yet and will try .

Daryl S , Vancouver

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