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November 11-25-2010 12:28 AM

Your Favourite Restaurants
The "Top Restaurants" threads have been done to death, but I'm wondering: What are your favourite restaurants that you visit again & again. I'm not talking about the "best" restaurants in Vancouver, but more everyday places that you love to visit again and again... casual dining.

A few of mine are:
Au Petite Cafe - lemon grass chicken on flavoured rice, curry beef noodles, banh mi
Phnom Penh - butter beef, chicken wings, phnom penh mixed noodles, beef on rice with egg, & much, much more
Pho Quyen - THE best bun bo hue
Aberdeen Food Court - Leung Kee is great for casual cafe-style chinese food
Bo Laksa King - Great laksa noodles + roti canai
Tropika - nasi goreng, curries
Tandoori King (fraser st) - curries, roti, tandoori chicken
Manzo (alexandra) - robata, sukiyaki hotpot, dobin mushi
Sushi Hatchi - very fresh sashimi's (small restaurant though... long wait for seat on weekends without a reservation)
KK Dollar Hotpot - they have ma lat hotpot here and a large selection of food that you can order. never any wait for a table and service is fair (although they seem to only speak mandarin)
Guu with Garlic - saba grill, salmon carpaccio, kimchi/yaki udon, to name a few
Memphis Blues - elvis platter :)
Sandbar - I'm not sure how the other food is here, but I always come here for the linguine vongole (clams)
Shady Island (steveston) - their other food is meh, but the seafood chowder is verrry good.
Pho Hong (fraser + 48 location... not kingsway) - regular pho
Benkei - ramen
Jang Mo Jib - pork bone stew
Tony's Beef Noodle - small cold appetizers + taiwanese beef noodle
Baan Wasana (kerrisdale) - pad thai
Go Fish - fish + chips and some kinda wrap... forgot what it's called
Pho Tan - pho is nothing to write home about, but good for dinner: a la carte menu items
Pho Cao Van - bun bo hue

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Please add your favourites!

FN-2199 11-25-2010 12:30 AM

I'm craving some funky sushi, so here's one of my favorites-

The Eatery

A definite go-to place for fun and different as well as classic sushi.

TheNewGirl 11-25-2010 09:12 AM

The Blue Water Cafe is my absolute favorite place to eat in Vancouver but it's tends to be pricey so we only go once a year.

Also Samba ( for brazilian BBQ is always fun especially if you have a big group... and you must like meat. Lots and lots of meat.

vafanculo 11-25-2010 09:33 AM


Pho 99
Thai house

Really those 3. I'm white, so either i cook at home, or go out when I crave sushi or pho.
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haymura 11-25-2010 10:18 AM

Spicy Szechuan (richmond) - deep fried seabass w/ peppercorn salt and xiu long bao
Cafe D' Lite express (Aberdeen mall) - house special hainanese chicken w/ rice
The great han mongolian (main st.) - cheap mongolian food. hole in the wall but awesome food.
Kam do - hongkong style breakfast ftw!
Aling mary's (richmond) - "Tocilog" for those craving traditional filipino breakfast
Green Leaf bubble tea (fraser & 41st) - best avocado bubble tea
Richmond sushi - food is not top quality but i cant get enough of their bbq short rib and mango pudding

miss_crayon 11-26-2010 12:24 AM

KimuRa sushi- on rupert
Joe's Grill- for my breakfast goodies on Davies/Burrard
Wang Ga Ma- for their ook jae jang at H Mart on Seymour or North Road
Lao Shan Dong- beef noods and century year egg on tofu (nelson/kingsway)
Provence- ahi tuna or spaghettini on marinaside
Chez Faye_ best fricken clubhouse sandwich and thai noodle salad of MY LIFE on mainland/davie
Wo Fung- che-jai noodles and wind sand chicken wings at aberdeen food court
Goldstone Bakery- curry brisket on rice on Keefer
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Ikkaku 11-26-2010 01:18 AM

Matsuyama for sushi - we aren't ballin' and cannot afford sushi hachi and ajisai :lol
I think the place is called "the place" .. in cantonese it's "low day fong" like 'old place' for their xiao loong tong bao (pretty much a large xiao loong bao, with a bit more juice/soup)
Charthouse in Steveston when we feel semi-fancy
Golden Ocean i think it's called... it's the one on second floor behind London Drugs in Kerrisdale (on 41st) - I really like their crispy chicken with fish sauce, it's one of the most moist chicken's I've ever had
Copa Cafe - relative close to home
Alleluia - Pretty good HK cafe, except usually there are line ups.
Cattle cafe/deer garden - when I just want a bowl of customized noodles lol - again line ups

Razor Ramon HG 11-26-2010 04:16 AM

Phnom Penh
Pho Hong
Sushi Garden

Mugen EvOlutioN 11-26-2010 11:55 AM

Pho Vinh


Blue water cafe

C restaurant

The cannery

chubby lamb hot pot by plates

Kirin seafood + dim sum

miss_crayon 11-26-2010 12:27 PM

Ohh and can't forget ningtu for shanghainese yummies on kingsway and sidney (block after kfc--gladstone)
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Bonka 11-26-2010 03:26 PM

Congee Noodle House for their shredded pork and century egg congee
Kingyo especially for their black cod and kobe beef
Chili Pepper House for gourging
Hy's for steak since Morton's had to close down and Keg steaks are pathetic for nearly the same price
Hai Phong as they have the best overall menu
Peaceful Restaurant for their dan dan noodles, beef roll and pan fried dumplings
New Town Bakery for the apple tarts and bbq pork buns
Tiem Banh Dong for the banh mi and the durian buns when they're fresh
Ichiro for overall menu

Matlock 11-26-2010 03:45 PM

Thinking of the places I usually eat... There aren't that many! I've become cheap over the years and that's never a bad thing. These places haven't let me down so far.

Pink Swirl (Formerly Sushi World) @ Number 3 Rd in Richmond - my favorite place for takeout sushi. I drive all the way from Burnaby to go there. The owner, Robert is a funny guy.
Thai Hang @ Hastings St - my main source of Viet foods, fast and consistant
Maxim Bakery Restaurant @ Keefer St - good stuffs, I also love their club sandwich. Anything that kills 3 animals to make 1 sandwich is awesome.
Goldstone Bakery Restaurant - cheap Chinese breakfasts :D
Congee Noodle King - congee

Sometimes I'll go to one of the Joey's restaurants, the food has always been goood. I don't go that often though.

Once a year I'll go to Shore Club with the lady. I hear it's owned by the Keg guy, but a lot more expensive. The food there is top notch~!

Culverin 11-26-2010 05:07 PM

Classic burger.
Probably best buger i've had, period.
@ fast food prices to boot.

Phnom Penh

- butter beef (does anybody know what's in their sauce????)
- wings
- trieu chow fried rice (it has proper amount of wok hei!)

Tung Hing Bakery
House Special Bahn (You HAVE to try it when the bread comes straight out of the oven).

Hawker's Delight
Nasi Goreng
What's not to like there?

Wild Sockey sashimi

Ajijiman (Aberdeen Foodcourt)

Cafe Medina
Beef Shortrib Fricasse

I'll echo these
Jang Mo Jib - pork bone stew

TOS'd 11-26-2010 05:16 PM


Originally Posted by Mugen EvOlutioN (Post 7204361)
The cannery

Do you drive a DeLorean?

hchang 11-26-2010 05:48 PM


Originally Posted by FRESHvibe (Post 7202381)
I'm craving some funky sushi, so here's one of my favorites-

The Eatery

A definite go-to place for fun and different as well as classic sushi.

+1 On the eatery!

Went there during the summer, paid for parking on one of the side streets, only to find free on street parking in front of it :fuuuuu:

Our food took forever to come, so the server gave us free sides, which filled me up before I even got my food :lol


Originally Posted by November (Post 7202380)
Shady Island (steveston) - their other food is meh, but the seafood chowder is verrry good.

I worked for Shady Island as a cook for short period of time... I would definitely suggest not going there...


My favourite places that I frequent are

Alleluia - Good portions + Great drinks at fair prices.

Thai Son - Best Pho in Richmond imo.

Matsuyama - Really fair prices and good food. I actually prefer them over Manzo anyday... probably because the waitress at Matsuyama's really hot.

Ninkazu - Best all you can eat in Richmond imo.

Han Ju - Good for a quick meal. Pretty decent pricing as well.

noTirl 11-26-2010 07:32 PM

Au petit - vietsubs and lemongrass chicken
Sushi garden - sushi fix
red robins - burgerssss

November 11-27-2010 10:43 AM

Great ideas so far

Forgot to add:

Ocean $$$$$$$$$ Japanese Bistro (granville+16) - good food, good alcohol selection
X-Site - this place is so dope for their $5 meals + cheap drink specials (literally $3/beer)

Not really racist! 11-27-2010 12:01 PM

I'd reccomend X-Site too.. but the last time I went I came home with lots of gas and a huge stomach ache.

soymilk 11-27-2010 08:27 PM

Song Houng - bun bo hue
Norboo - korean
Fisherman's Terrace - dimsum
Salad de Fruits - french
chubby lamb - hot pot

hal0g0dv2 11-28-2010 06:29 PM

sushi garden
cattle hot pot
chubby lamb
spicy court

i-vtecyo 11-28-2010 06:40 PM

pho quyen - really good pho and their hoisin sauce is unique... in a good way
mui garden - curry beef brisket on rice :drool

MelonBoy 12-01-2010 08:51 AM

Phnom Penh - Chicken :) but its a hit or miss sometimes :(
Sushi Garden - Standard sushi fix
Kimura Sushi - good quality sushi thats close to my house :D (servers are retarded thoguh)
Chubby Lam or Chubby Cow- Hot pot!
Alleluia - if im in richmond and want HK cafe (gota get the free refill lol)
Top Shanghai Cuisine - Dumplings = Bomb.. havent been to a place with better.
Congee Noodle King - Congee
Song Houng
Da Rae Oak Restaurant - Korean fix, Ribs are the BOMB comes on a sizzling place full of sauce.. different then your other korean place that gives a sizzling plate with marinated ribs and onions!
HK BBQ Master - Melts in your mouth.. but super small and super cramped.. if you eat in, be comfortable with sharing tables with people..
Zakkushi (main) - Savory Bowl thats all i gota say..

Saffron - First indian place i ever ate in.. Would love for other people to recommend some awesome places to eat.. (mainly butter chicken + roti)

JSilver 12-01-2010 09:19 AM

A few on the top of my head...

Joe Fortes - Oysters Galore
The Cannery - Too bad they shut down
Sushiyama - Best Sushi in town IMO
Phnom Penh - Chicken Wings
Caio Bella - Cheap pasta and best Carpaccio
Motomochi - Best Ramen
Crave - Best Chicken salad and popcorn shrimp
Burgoo - Killer soup and sandwiches
Seoul Duck Baeki House - Awesome korean food
Vasillis - Best Greek in town

unit 12-01-2010 10:08 AM

just a few current favs:

cuu long (kingsway/knight) - amazing pho
hanako - sushi
au petit - banh mi
fishermans terrace - dimsum and cantonese food in general
tandoori kona - indian

Armind 12-01-2010 11:54 AM

Pho Vinh - Best pho in Surrey
Cattle Hot Pot - Hot Pot
Kirin - Dim Sum
Tropika - Thai
Hy's - Steak
Hanako - Sushi

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