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Old 08-11-2015, 02:08 PM   #6376
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The Gastown location is more of a tourist trap. Avoid like the plague!
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The Ramen Butcher

Service 10/10
Food 8/10

The ramen here still isn't the best ramen in town, but still it hit the spot. The spicy gyoza here is super good though, my friend really enjoyed that.
I was very surprised at how organized and on top of things the waitresses were. However, I went on a Sunday during non peak hours, if that means anything
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Interesting ratings. Quite contrary to what a lot of people have been saying.
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10/10 might be too high or represent something way beyond that tier, but I used it to mean that I was thoroughly pleased.
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Went to Chuchillo in Gastown/Chinatown tonight with some old friends.

We all ordered and shared:

albacore tuna ceviche
3 types of guacamole w/ tortilla chips
and some taqueria (rockfish, pulled pork, lamb and jerk chicken)

Food overall was good. The pulled pork and lamb tacos were delicious. Was kinda disappointed by the fish tacos. I was craving for some good fish tacos since coming back from Mexico.

I give it 8/10

Service was good too. Server was friendly and was always there if we needed anything. He even told us that the food and drinks will be a little longer as the dinner rush came in.

I give service a 9/10

Overall I like the place and would definitely come back again when I'm craving some mexican food.
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8.5/10 food
9/10 service

Had the grill octopus, lobster bisque, risotto, waygu beef.

All very delicious. My favourite was the lobster bisque so buttery. Drinks were stiff and delicious.
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Old 08-15-2015, 10:21 PM   #6382
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Main island cafe - new fish soup noodle hk cafe opened on kingsway. Every item on the menu including the steam rice, drinks, western dishes are ripped off of Deer Garden's menu. Side dishes like deep fried wings and maggi pork chop are okay but the soup and drinks are garbage 2/10. I gave 2 because of the acceptable side dishes, but someone please alert deer garden of this and get this knock off crap outta here

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Old 08-16-2015, 12:44 AM   #6383
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Wen Xin Restaurant in Burnaby - 8/10.

Food came relatively fast and everything was well seasoned. However it's always dead inside and there's no music playing so you're eating in silence.

I had the crispy salty and peppery chicken (popcorn chicken) on rice. It was only $6.95 which is pretty cheap. Side dish was some shredded kelp and steamed vegetables. Wasn't a huge fan of the kelp and the steamed vegetables were okay, chicken was fantastic.

Also had some potstickers. They were hand-made and were very juicy. The dipping sauce/Worcestershire sauce had way too much booze in it though. I just ate the dumplings plain.

Lunch specials are hidden on one page in the last couple of pages in their menu.

If you do go to this place, parking is abundant. Bring some people along, otherwise you'll be eating in awkward silence. Also they leave their door open, so flies may ruin your lunch (honestly if their doors weren't wide open, you'd think they were closed.)



TL;DR: Great, cheap food, fast service, completely dead at high noon. Libraries are louder than this place.

They're closed from the 17th August to 3rd September.
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new glowbal restaurant location on west georgia..

terrible just terrible 5/10

food was average at best
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sushi uomo 8.5/10

food came out fast, tasted fairly decent and portions weren't that bad. prices were a bit cheaper than most places too.
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got a stomach ache after eating there....
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3/10

got a stomach ache after eating there....
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Katsu Burger in Seattle WA (another two locations in Lynnwood and Bellevue).

Pretty bloody amazing burgers, the patties themselves are HUGE, literally an entire deep fried breaded Japanese style pork cutlet stuck inside a burger, same with the beef patty, it's pretty thick and massive.

The burgers themselves were not the most flavourful in terms of sauces (I agree with most of the Yelp comments that the burgers need more tonkatsu sauce) however looking at it differently, it allows all the various ingredients inside the burger to really shine through (cabbage, tomato, red onions, Japanese mayo). Seriously quality meat, really fresh vegetables inside the burger and the amount of mayo used was just right.

Price-wise, I had the Ninja Deluxe which was a deep fried breaded pork cutlet with all the above mentioned ingredients plus bacon and natural cheddar for $8.95 whereas my friend had the Ohayou Gozaimasu which had a deep fried breaded beef patty (tastes way better than it sounds), natural cheddar, bacon, a fried egg plus Japanese mayo and tonkatsu sauce as well, like the Ninja Deluxe for $9.95.

I also got a pineapple matcha milkshake which tasted absolutely amazing, never knew those two things could go together but apparently they do. Was $3.95.

All in all, super filling and super worth the trip down. Was really satisfied and thought the prices were really good for the portions. Check out their Instagram for sizes of the portions, it's really huge.

9.5/10 will definitely be returning. Had a chat with the individual who is in charge of their social media while eating as well (guy happened to be doing a photoshoot of their burgers in-store) and was featured on their Instagram really nice guy.




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Trattoria W 4th pasta tuesday $11

Truffle spag and meatballs solid 9/10 for the complete package food, service, and value. That being said, definitely not worth the $23 regular price they charge normally
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Heh, I went there last week for the pasta tuesday. Food was a 4/10. Service was great.
The spaghetti and meatballs was under seasoned. Overall decent.
The margherita pizza was flaming garbage. It was like a cracker someone accidentally spilled a tiny splash of tomato sauce on. There was one small sliver of mozzarella per slice. No seasoning whatsoever on it. Like none.
That was definitely the last time I'd go there. The fact that the kitchen allowed that item to go to the table is embarrassing.

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9/10
Me and wife split a pizza. The dirty on one half (meatball, pepperoni, onion, banana pepper) and wake and bake (prosciutto, tomato, sunny side egg) on the other.
Pizza was great, fluffy but chewy crust, perfect amount of toppings, seasoned well, and a nice garlicy crust.
Service was great, price was great.
Will probably go back in a couple weeks.
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^Did you get the regular spag and meatballs or the truffle one. The regular one tastes like ass. Actually a lot of their food sucks, but I think a couple (funghi, carbonara, truffle) are a decent quick lunch, late snack for $11.
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I got the regular one, and yeah it was not great. The pizza was what really did in the meal though. It was insane that someone could label it as food. I would have rather eaten a pizza pop. $11 bucks though I can understand giving a different pasta a try, but under seasoning is a problem with the cooks and basics of the kitchen and not the dish itself. I've got no faith in them to do better. I've had the same issue there before. Seasoning properly needs to be done in every step of the cooking. Blanching the pasta, stewing the tomato sauce, seasoning the meatballs when mixing them, etc. If someone misses steps like that, flavour will never come out properly, no matter how much salt you have at the table. All you will do is just make a bunch of salty yet still flavourless food.
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Kazu Sushi on Hastings/ Burnaby

http://www.yelp.ca/biz/kazu-japanese...rant-burnaby-2

Japanese run Japanese place.
Room for about 30 people, pretty small

Ordered Chirashi don (my go-to for trying out a new Japanese restaurant to see fish quality), real crab California roll, Crunch roll, chopped scallop roll, chicken karage, squid karage, takoyaki, spicy salmon roll, negitoro roll

Really good IMO, went with wife and friend
Not so good on the fried stuff, seemed like old oil and was too salty
Fish was very fresh, and I was very pleased with the Chirashi-don
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Apparently won some best of Vancouver awards last year

8.5/10
Probably going to be my new go-to Japanese place now, just don't order fried stuff
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Ora sushi in steveston: 6/10

Just opened up like 3 weeks ago? Apparently some owner/management opened it up from mega sushi. The food was just fine, had a bento box for lunch. Nothing amazing (mega sushi does all the theatrics to elevate the experience) but the serving staff was horrible. BUT they were all young and brand new. Forgot my rice. Forgot tempura sauce. One even brought us the bill before we even received the food. I'll want to go again in a while to see if they improve

Tokyo joes sushi, akroyd Richmond : 7.5/10

Good old nothing fancy sushi (with more fusion rolls if you desire) for a good price. Very very friendly service and a serve your own miso soup area! What's not to like
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Torafuku. It was Wed and it was packed at 6 PM. No reso and you better line up early. Communal table was cool, we sat right by the bar.

Very hip place to be right now. 7.5/10
Service 7.5/10

DIRTY BIRDY FRIED RICE – $12
Chicken liver, prawns, tofu, chilli, egg, brown rice.
This was pretty cool, the rice was not the typical asian rice and not like japanese sushi rice, which I enjoyed. Liver was deep fried overall a decent dish.

THIS IS NOT TORTELLINI – 12
Pork, shiso, ginger, garlic, scallion, angry tiger sauce.
Not bad, it's not tortellini, it's not wonton, it's a cross over. Al Dante which I appreciated, had some XO sauce on it which wasn't epic hot. Again, solid dish.

WELCOME TO THE GUN-SHOW – 12
Local mussels, tomato, coconut milk, lime, cilantro, chipotle, crispy potatoes.

This was BY far the WORSE dish. Local mussels must have been either frozen shit or handicapped mussels. I have no problem if 20-35% being empty, it was the size of the mussels that killed it; so small and not local at all. Heavy tomato sauce (very good), didn't taste any coconut milk with a good kick. Crispy potatoes was to die for, very nicely done.

KICKASS RICE 2.0 – 10
Aburi style torched pork belly with kickass rice in a box.

What I didn't like was the rice. It looks like sushi, presented like sushi, but the rice texture wasn't there. It's like using chinese hk rice as aburi. This wasn't bad. -1 pt still well balanced, aburi achieved.

Drinks must be getting MOFO expensive, i saw 16 dollars for a cocktail... damn. The bartender was busy all night and drinks are solid.

Service 7/10

We sat down, and it took 30 minutes to get my first dish. In fact, all 4 dishes came out at once. Open kitchen was great. It wasn't a gongshow kitchen, chefs were calm and they were in harmony but still... 30 minutes to get all 4 dish at once was a fail.
That 30 minutes killed it for me.

Value wasn't bad. 8/10 drinks were solid 8/10 just need to smooth out service kinks
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I've been told by half a dozen or so people saying the drinks were very inconsistent, some unacceptable, however, the food was great.
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^ I wonder who the bartender was. We sat in front of the bartender entire night. He easily whipped out 50+ cocktails and was passionate and really was proud of his job.
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I'm curious to know who was behind the bar.

Vancouver has been a leader and the forefront in churning out some amazing bartenders and the craft cocktail scene on an international level.
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Vancouver has been a leader and the forefront in churning out some amazing bartenders and the craft cocktail scene on an international level.
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Went two weeks ago, ordered one of everything except dessert; they unfortunately ran out of the Kickass Rice 2.0.

I liked the Vegetarians Only, Kickass Veggie Risotto, and Brown Cow

I can see where people are coming from when they say the Rye So Messy Chicken Wings are good but I can't compare them to Phnom Penh; both good in their own way
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