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Old 08-05-2010, 05:02 PM   #1
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Goldfish

Anyone been there? Goldfish 1118 Mainland Street Vancouver, (Yaletown)

i was there last week and it was pretty good. It's a nicer place than Cactus Club and Earls and surely doesn't have a line up. It's "fine dining" but doesn't have the crazy 'you must dress really nice' mentality.

I like the decor and I like the place, it's a HUGE place and you can for sure book a great party of whatever size you want with a TV.

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To tell you the truth, their beers are 6.50 ish which is decent but what got me was their Martinis, they were close to 10 dollars. I think most of them were 9.45 which is sort of epic pricy.

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I tried their pan seared prawns and hakkaido sea scallops marinated with asian pear, shallot XO sauce was pretty gay. 3 scallops + 3 prawns. The prawns were not as JUMBO but they were normal size with a bit of XO sauce. For those who aren't asian i can see how it would be cool but to me it was just meh. It was really really small.

Their lemongrass braised beef short ribs were great. It had a hoisin glaze and 5-spice roasted peanuts ribs on the other hand was really good. There were 4 pieces and the servers served it on our place. It was nicely done, super tender with a tangy sauce.

Main course was sable fish and also halibut. HOISIN SAKE GLAZED SABLEFISH caramelized onion & black bean tapanade, coconut juice was super flaky and awesome, very tender and really nicely done. I just wished there were more. The halibut was BLEH because the sable fish was so good however, PAN ROASTED QUEEN CHARLOTTE HALIBUT has an orange crust with a tomato curry sauce (it comes in a cup) and you pour it in was really good. The fish tasted very diff (obviously) but the sauce and the orange crust totally made up for it.

Oh, so they asked us if we wanted a side and to be honest, you don't need it. However, we asked them what's really good, they said their BACON FRIED RICE is to die for...(scallions, garlic, organic quail eggs )

we had it... errrrrrrrrrrr it might be epic and to die for if you've never had fried rice but to me it was just 5/10. Don't get into paying 6 bucks for a half order. I seriously want to go in and cook them an epic fried rice instead.

I had their vietnamese cold coffee, it was gay. It premade and they pour it into a jar, it just doesn't taste the same as vietnamese cold coffee.

Food 8/10
decor 8/10
service 9/10

Would I go back, yes, it's cause i dont' want to line up at keg, earls, catcus club but if i go, i wouldn't go all out and spend 180 at Goldfish for 2 people.
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people goto Goldfish for the food? i thought it was to meet all the local escorts

i've been to Goldfish about 5 times in my lifetime, each time i go, another escort tries to offer her services despite in us being in a group setting. Some ppl have no shame
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thats cactus yaletown for escorts.
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escorts, are you guys kidding?

I was hoping you guys were talking about the creepy mgr macking on all the female paying guests
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i mean some of these escorts are very hot, they blend in with the clientele, you'd be surprise how many escorts are in there on a friday/saturday evening. i'm gonna say there's at least 10-15 roaming the place
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Been to Goldfish a number of times. I've had the sable fish and braised short ribs to and they were both really good. Pretty much had the same experience as yours 6793026.
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i mean some of these escorts are very hot, they blend in with the clientele, you'd be surprise how many escorts are in there on a friday/saturday evening. i'm gonna say there's at least 10-15 roaming the place
i was there last night and dammnnn you're right, i saw one or two and they are clearly working there.

I had the Sake tasting menu last night, it was decent. 3 shots of sake for 11 dollars. pretty cool.
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Wait, let me get this straight.

Is the restaurant Goldfish harbouring escorts to do their business there or are clients simply bringing them there for the hell of it?
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I've never liked the food at Goldfish but I like their bar area. I usually end up at the bar around 12ish whenever i'm in Yaletown.

On the topic of escorts...Yaletown is 90% escorts on any given Friday and Sat and I still crack up about my friend who went to Cactus and got served by some escort he did a week before. LOL.
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Did not know all this ... I see Goldfish out of my window here at work everyday and it is a nice view but usually during the day there is little traffic at the resto ...
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i need to go out more.. i thought there would be goldfish (pet) cooking
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I'm looking out my work window right now and someone needs to get rid of those hanging plants/flowers setup cause it's blocking my damn view of the hostesses and escorts/women ...
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I still crack up about my friend who went to Cactus and got served by some escort he did a week before. LOL.
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