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Tim Hortons490 Hornby St, Vancouver
Sad and pathetic
By Norman of Vancouver East (83 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, September 2, 2019 - 1:29pm [Dine in]

A friend was in town for a visit, so I said let's have a bite at Timmy's, it's a Canadian tradition.We got dried out so-called "potato wedges" that should have been dumped an hour before, NO condiments whatsoever and the napkin dispenser was empty. There was only one other customer in the place (no wonder), so it wasn't like they didn't have time to restock. We asked for ketchup, and the server took a generic squeeze bottle and put a bit, no more than 1/8 inch of ketchup in a small paper cup. Bad food and bad service says I'm not going back. I wonder what my American friend thinks of Canadian traditions now.The sandwich was OK, nothing to write home about.

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X-site Grill & Bistro2270 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
NEW Owners, bland menu, restaurant will be closed within a year
By shutupandeat of Vancouver (14 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 15, 2019 - 12:00pm [Dine in]

New ownership. No improvements. Changed everything for the worse.
No real menu, no Mexican menu.
Food was bland and took forever.
We went in for lunch and was very disappointed.
No service and no more decore. We won't be back.
Place will be boarded up within a year.
It's too bad. It was previously a great place to dine.

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Pat's Pub & Brewhouse403 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Years have passed
By Norman of Vancouver East (83 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:19am [Dine in]

Well, in the intervening years a lot has changed, starting with the prices. There is no longer any barbeque, the board listing the menu has been erased and the menu has been changed. The cook must have changed. The burgers no longer have good buns, just generic, I didn't see any mention of the previously house made soup, the prices have gone up but the food just seems uninspired now. The beer was cloudy as well, not something I appreciate.

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Bombay Kitchen and Bar1018, Commercial Drive, Vancouver
A great eating experience
By bombaykitchenandbar of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, April 8, 2019 - 1:35pm [Dine in]

The staff was awesome! I like that that they appreciated my visit. The food was great. I left full and happy. I had one of their Bombay Mules (drink). It was delicious. My daughter had a Mango Lassi. So creamy. The food is so genuine and not just ordinary in quality or presentation like so many other Indian restaurants in Vancouver. Definitely the best Indian restaurant on Commercial Drive.

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True Confections3701 W. Broadway, #6, Vancouver
A bit pricy, but have to admit the cakes are big slices and taste pretty good
By eating good food of Vancouver (130 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 7, 2019 - 11:27pm [Dine in]

To be honest, ...For $9 - $10 for a piece of cake you can probably see why I don't come here too often.

But I have to admit; I love the cozy ambiance......and their cakes are delicious (get it with whip cream and oh my goodness)

My favourite is the diplomat cake....and as I mentioned when you get whipping cream it's just the best

Definitely a place to come for a special occasion though, or even once in a while for the heck of it (and have a good piece of cake)

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Hyoga Japanese Cuisine3343 Kingsway, #2, Vancouver
Nice real japanese
By iknowwhatsgood of Vancouver (12 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 8:30pm [Dine in]

Went here the other day. Restaurant is very small, only about 8 tables. Everyone who worked here appeared to be japanese, if you care about that sort of thing. Had some very unique menu items that I had not seen before. The ambience was "home made" which was endearing in the overall composition of the place. They were not trying to be too fancy (paper napkins for instance), but had attitudes and manners of a high class restaurant. Maybe a high class place that is down on its luck in the decorating department or something. I would class the whole experience as simple but elegant.

The food was quite good, like i said unique options. Very original tastes, the eggplant appetizer (nasu dengaku) which I never had done before, was superbly unique. The rolls were not the classic over-mayonnaised type, but more subtle and to me, authentic. Portions were alright except for salmon sashimi which was very small. However all salmon is fresh wild coho, i didnt have any salmon in any dish that was farmed and suspect that they wouldn't serve it.

Over all, would go there again, especially if i had a friend from out of town that wanted authentic Japanese in a low key place. Large variety of items and really good service. Tea was filled at least 4 times an hour.

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Hamburger Mary's Diner1202 Davie Street, Vancouver
Nothing New to Shout About
By synchro of Vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:14pm [Dine in]

They were closed for the longest time, getting a face-lift I hear. I recently dropped in for a snack and was disappointed. Previously, the food was good, nothing outstanding but solid value.
I ordered a chicken sandwich with a side of fries and a coffee - $20. The 'sandwich' came on a bun with a helping of raw onion rings, lettuce and mayo. So it was a chicken burger, not a sandwich. Imagine a chicken strip, coated with ?something? then deep-fried until black and very crispy. Who serves fried chicken with raw onion rings? The fries were good, the coffee lukewarm. Used to be an iconic spot but I'm not going back.

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Fountainhead Pub, The1025 Davie Street, Vancouver
Average, no more
By Norman of Vancouver East (83 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 (83 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 (13 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 (12 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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