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Old 07-24-2011, 10:55 AM   #3201
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Went to Mandalay Steakhouse in Steveston for my birthday today.

Nice and small little place with a great view of the river where we sat.

Pretty much everyone at my table ordered the Prime Rib with was only available on Fridays and Saturdays.

However, the waitress came back and was very apologetic and said to us that there were only two cuts of prime rib left and they were sold out of the filet mignon and some other cut, and all that was left pretty much was the cheaper sirlon steak only in the smaller cut.

Because of that, my friend for the most part was the most upset by this and I was affected too. How the hell you run out of steaks at a steakhouse and our dinner was at 8pm.

Overall the food was just mediocre. Manager came and talked to us, gave us a round of shots and took the bill off our drinks and gave us a 15% discount from the total bill. For me, I think the manager did the right thing, considering running out of steaks in a steakhouse is quite embarrassing and unacceptable.

Oh wells. I had high hopes for this place and wanted to try it for the the longest time; even the pictures on their website looked nice

Overall: Food: 6/10 Service: 7/10 I might come back again and hopefully they wont run out of steaks.
They seem to always run out of ingredients there... I went 2 weeks ago for lunch and ordered a Caesar salad particularly for the fact that they have anchovies in it but they came back and said they ran out of anchovies
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8/10
havent had it in years but it was just the way i remembered it
however it has gotten a bit more $$
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toyama sushi for the dinner ayce menu.

8/10

their salmon couldve been better. everything else was great!
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Went to Mandalay Steakhouse in Steveston for my birthday today.

Nice and small little place with a great view of the river where we sat.

Pretty much everyone at my table ordered the Prime Rib with was only available on Fridays and Saturdays.

However, the waitress came back and was very apologetic and said to us that there were only two cuts of prime rib left and they were sold out of the filet mignon and some other cut, and all that was left pretty much was the cheaper sirlon steak only in the smaller cut.

Because of that, my friend for the most part was the most upset by this and I was affected too. How the hell you run out of steaks at a steakhouse and our dinner was at 8pm.

Overall the food was just mediocre. Manager came and talked to us, gave us a round of shots and took the bill off our drinks and gave us a 15% discount from the total bill. For me, I think the manager did the right thing, considering running out of steaks in a steakhouse is quite embarrassing and unacceptable.

Oh wells. I had high hopes for this place and wanted to try it for the the longest time; even the pictures on their website looked nice

Overall: Food: 6/10 Service: 7/10 I might come back again and hopefully they wont run out of steaks.
Cool how they took the bill off your drinks
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Food 6.5/10- nothing special. Honestly, with Taiwanese joints, if you've tried one, you've tried them all.

Service 0/10- no greeting when we walked in, waited a good 20 minutes just for drinks and overall a 45 minute wait for three fairly straight forward dishes that could be prepared in a quarter of the time. No, the restaurant was not packed at the time; it's hard to imagine it ever being packed based on what I saw today.
We had to wait almost 5 minutes just for the server to grab us the bill--a pretty sure sign that she didn't really want to work for her tips.

To make it all worse, they did nothing about the order/overall cleanliness about their restaurant. The entire place is only slightly larger than the size of a Subway, and yet there were misplaced/out of place chairs everywhere, floors were not swept, and the servers (or server, rather, even though there were two of them on duty, you can never seem to find the other one when one is busy) just stood around not doing much.


Overall experience: 1/10. Some dumb hype restaurant having to do with Wrong Wroks/Brag Garden. Will definitely NOT visit again.

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Twinkle or Twinkle 2? Either way, overpriced.
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Service 0/10- no greeting when we walked in
Could have been worse. Most Twanger joints I've been to will say "Good morning!" smack in the middle of the night.
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Korean people run Tokyo Joe.

It's not that bad to grab a quite bite.

Price is decent too.
u sure they're korean? last i went there 2 years ago, they seemed for sure chinese. either way, i went there once, got creeped out by the lady, and never went back!
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^ if you like good japanese food, i would say go somewhere else.

If you are looking for average japanese food at cheaper price, its ok.
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After looking at the dinehere reviews, tokyo joe's seems pretty good.
Dinehere is a trap!
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yup, I've seen good resteraunts get destroyed there and ive seen bad ones get positive.

I find dinehere users are generally hipsters.

and hipsters have the worst taste.
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Also osaka today was sold to new owners and the place is just bad now
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Also osaka today was sold to new owners and the place is just bad now
That place used to be pretty good. Really great dragon rolls, but everythings different now.
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:13 PM   #3215
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Taiko's on Denman.

AYCE sushi served by Japanese people, not sure if the manager / owner was Chinese.

Food: 7/10
Spicy Tuna sashimi was really good and spicy, otherwise, nothing special about this place.

Service: 8/10
Friendly efficient service, but the food took a while, and sometimes the waitress / manager wouldn't come by for quite a while when we needed them.

Ambience: 7/10
Nice location and clean place, but it was quite empty there for a Monday lunch.
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Angel Cake Cafe (lunch)

Baked shredded chicken and ham sphagetti

Portion was decent. Only complaint was that it took 25 mins to come out. Everyone else was basically finished - hate it when that happens.
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I find dinehere users are generally hipsters.

and hipsters have the worst taste.
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Pink Peppercorn. Good as usual and always nice talking with the chef and waiter.
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3/10

went with family at around 12ish. the place was empty only had about 2 tables and the place just opened(maybe it was a sign that we shouldn't have gone in lol). the baked stuff do not come with a drink but the chinese stuff do? wtf. had the combo noodle thing. you get to choose 3 items and it comes with a drink. bitch forgot to add sugar into my cold milk tea and told me to pour the regular sugar into it instead of giving the liquid one they also forgot to give the chilli and ginger for the hainan chicken rice so we had to ask for it...X.O. sauce seafood rice noodle was alright....

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Thank goodness for your misfortune.

I was going to try it out but forget it. You save me a trip. Thanks!
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^lol i thought I'd mention it before anyone else goes there cause it's really shitty. forgot to say the prices for like the chinese stuff is like 7 something and it comes with a drink but the western baked stuff is like 8 something but no drink? i rather go to BT cafe lol which i went to today

BT cafe - baked portuguese chicken rice w/ "dong ying yong"
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Top Shanghai (Lunch)

the so called "Drunken Chicken"

Black Sesame filled doughy ball thing


Maybe it's just me but the overall quality seems to have gone down a notch or two.

7/10
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Went to glowbal in yaletown today for the first time.
Service was amazing. Super friendly, accommodating, and attentive 9.5/10
Food. The menu sounded all quite awesome, but everything that came out was so........meh. The risotto was undercooked and under seasoned. The ossobuco was nice, but nothing special. Burger was a bit overcooked, and really boring. The paper thin slice of pancetta didn't do much for it as you couldn't really taste it. Poutine was good. Tiger prawn satay smelled and tasted fairly past its prime. Food was maybe a 5/10.
How the fuck are places like this always packed?
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