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Old 01-16-2015, 12:27 PM   #26
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Joe Fortes has always been a solid choice for me.

It was pretty successful last year so Ebisu will be participating in Dine-Out again too! It's an incredible deal for the $28 option! Lobster, Smoked Duck, Sablefish, Rack of Lamb.
your description sounds quite appealing, any sneak-peak pics to vouch for the quality?

might make it out this weekend
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I have a booking for 2 ppl at West tomorrow night at 545, pm me if you want the booking.

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Table for 2; Market by Jean-Georges Restaurant - Shangri-La Hotel January 30 @730pm

If no one wants it, I will just cancel it on open-table.

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dine out menu

appie: soup and salad... soup was luke warm, and the salad used used iceberg lettuce that looked like it came from peking duck taco. Added calamari from the regular menu and it was just bar food

main course: jerk chicken on a pile of vomit and a piece of tenderloin with yam fries. Added fries, decided to take them home and the waiter didn't put the sauce in there...

desert: something from costco

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No surprise with yray's experience.

High calibre restaurants normally compromise their quality of food/service and bank on the volume to break even during Dine Out.

I am not a true believer of Dine Out as it does not reflect the true quality of a restaurant's capabilities. Keep in mind, there are always exceptions to this.
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I went to Yew at Four Seasons downtown around 645pm and it wasn't busy as I thought it would be..
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your description sounds quite appealing, any sneak-peak pics to vouch for the quality?

might make it out this weekend
Sorry no pics right now, it's been off-the-hook busy since Dine-Out started and haven't had time to snap a pic. I'll see if I can get one in the next day or two. It's definitely worth it though, most places would charge $20+ just for the entree alone.
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Had dine out ebisu.

Lobster salad is very bland. Tuna tataki had very awesome flavour and I recommend this for apps.

Rack of lamb was very good in terms of pricing and flavour.

For dessert, get the deep fried banana. Me and a friend tried the green tea mouse? And it was super bitter. Couldn't finish half of it.

Was very satisfied with the waiters and hostess on robson. Always checked up the table every few minutes. The lamb is actually better than I imagined.
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Went to Romer's bar in Kitsilano this past weekend. Had to wait for about half an hour as the gf forgot to reserve.... Burgers were great, tasted fresh. It's a small place so reserve and don't wait outside in the rain like we did.
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Ebisu on Broadway.

I got to try a lot since my mother coudpnt each much. I pretty much ate her portions as well.

Miso Clam Soup was good, the clams were tasty and the soup was not overly salty. The other soup was disappointing in terms of the size of shrimp and shrooms. Nothing like the picture at all. Taste was pretty good as well. Liked the clam better.

Had both garden and sashimi salad. Nothing special here. The sashimi was decent but small and thin. You only got four pieces.

Takoyaki was delicious, and the salmon carpaccio was not bad. Nothing that screams wow at me.

Sushi entree was good. I had to pay a lot extra to get imperial rice. Had to add $7.50 to get it for the crunch munch roll (forced to upgrade to 8 pcs) and 0.25 per piece of nigiri. The sashimi was average but I did enjoy the crunch munch roll. Not quite worth the $12.95 tag.

Yakiudon was an absolute delight. No complaints here. Seasoned well with good flavors had me wanting more. The sushi had me craving Sushi California since Ebisu's wasn't all that great tasting.

Had ice cream tempura and regular green tea ice cream. I liked the green tea better. The tempura was soft and under was vanilla ice cream. Coma inducing. Comes with chi plate driZzle, whipped cream, and strawberries. The green tea ice cream was your standard, with whipped cream and mint with a strawberry.

Was it worth the $28 per person? No, you are paying for them taking away your plate after each tiny, clean meal, and for their decent water/tea service.

If you are wanting imperial rice sushi, go try some at sushi California. Ebisu is nothing special when it comes to sushi, and over priced as well. Go here for their happy hour and late night. You may still be disappointed with portion sizes as my friend was the other time we went. Other than that, I think the only reason I was stuffed is because I basically had 1.5 of a dine out.


Hurricane Grill Yaletown $18. Worth it. Regular cactus club/moxies style food.

Clam chowder was good tasting with an average amount of stuff in the soup. Salad was not overdressed but more than I would like.

Pork tenderloin was pre cut but cooked nicely. Lacked a bit of flavor but that's just me. I feel like a lot of cream and butter was added to the mashed potatoes and mushrooms to make up for it. But for the price they weren't overly dry. A little chewy though (steak).

Desserts were too sweet. Chocolate mousse left me with an overly sweetened mouth I couldn't get rid of. Creme brule was your average one. Desserts were small so that's good (or bad).

Would come back for that, but not forcing down the desserts may not give you your moneys worth.
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Took my wife and son to the Cannibal Café for lunch on Saturday. I have never been before and with the DOV menu $18.00, I got a meat sauce poutine, a cheese burger and a chocolate Mousse for dessert, it was a bit sweet for my liking. My wife had the salad, turkey burger and cake for dessert. The boy had something off the kids menu, more then enough for him and well priced under $6.00 I think? They had really good fries.

Overall was a good lunch experience and I would return.
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Took my wife and son to the Cannibal Café for lunch on Saturday. I have never been before and with the DOV menu $18.00, I got a meat sauce poutine, a cheese burger and a chocolate Mousse for dessert, it was a bit sweet for my liking. My wife had the salad, turkey burger and cake for dessert. The boy had something off the kids menu, more then enough for him and well priced under $6.00 I think? They had really good fries.

Overall was a good lunch experience and I would return.
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Made a reservation for Ebisu on Robson tomorrow night. First time at Ebisu ever. looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads up on the apps and lamb Verdasco.
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Had dine out ebisu.
Lobster salad is very bland. Tuna tataki had very awesome flavour and I recommend this for apps.
Rack of lamb was very good in terms of pricing and flavour.
For dessert, get the deep fried banana. Me and a friend tried the green tea mouse? And it was super bitter. Couldn't finish half of it.
Was very satisfied with the waiters and hostess on robson. Always checked up the table every few minutes. The lamb is actually better than I imagined.
Thanks for the feedback!
I just ordered the Lobster salad again and you are right it's missing something. We will work to re-tune the salad tonight!
Also the Green Tea Mousse will be re-evaluated tonight as well!

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Ebisu on Broadway.

I got to try a lot since my mother coudpnt each much. I pretty much ate her portions as well.

Miso Clam Soup was good, the clams were tasty and the soup was not overly salty. The other soup was disappointing in terms of the size of shrimp and shrooms. Nothing like the picture at all. Taste was pretty good as well. Liked the clam better.

Had both garden and sashimi salad. Nothing special here. The sashimi was decent but small and thin. You only got four pieces.

Takoyaki was delicious, and the salmon carpaccio was not bad. Nothing that screams wow at me.

Sushi entree was good. I had to pay a lot extra to get imperial rice. Had to add $7.50 to get it for the crunch munch roll (forced to upgrade to 8 pcs) and 0.25 per piece of nigiri. The sashimi was average but I did enjoy the crunch munch roll. Not quite worth the $12.95 tag.

Yakiudon was an absolute delight. No complaints here. Seasoned well with good flavors had me wanting more. The sushi had me craving Sushi California since Ebisu's wasn't all that great tasting.

Had ice cream tempura and regular green tea ice cream. I liked the green tea better. The tempura was soft and under was vanilla ice cream. Coma inducing. Comes with chi plate driZzle, whipped cream, and strawberries. The green tea ice cream was your standard, with whipped cream and mint with a strawberry.

Was it worth the $28 per person? No, you are paying for them taking away your plate after each tiny, clean meal, and for their decent water/tea service.

If you are wanting imperial rice sushi, go try some at sushi California. Ebisu is nothing special when it comes to sushi, and over priced as well. Go here for their happy hour and late night. You may still be disappointed with portion sizes as my friend was the other time we went. Other than that, I think the only reason I was stuffed is because I basically had 1.5 of a dine out.
Thanks for this review too! I will pass this on to the Broadway manager there to tweak!
But honestly, in my personal opinion, recommending Sushi California is like a low-blow haha, is this the one just east of Cambie?... I went there once and almost threw up eating the Chirashi Don. The fish was definitely not fresh, possibly reflected in the pricing. Might have been just that day but I can't possibly recommend Sushi California over Ebisu.
For straight up sushi I would suggest Kishimoto (Commercial Dr.), Hanako (Surrey)
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Going to Ebisu on Robson this Sunday. Hopefully your menu will be re-tuned by then!
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Went to dine out at Chambar on Sunday and everything was amazing. Great service, chill atmosphere, and delicious food.

Some pics off my gf's IG:

COQUILLES ST. JACQUES A LA ‘BOB’ Pan seared scallops, mint pea puree, tandoori papadum, pickled grapes.


SALADE D’HIVER Macerated kale, Belgian endive, sunchokes, poached pear emulsion, shaved feta, tahini dressing.


TRIO DE PORC Tenderloin, pulled pork croquette & spiced sausage, brussel sprout, watermelon radish, tamarind glaze.


CURRY D’OMBLE DE L’ARCTIQUE Roasted arctic char, parsnip & miso curry, kale, sorrel, fresh pomegranate, pine nuts.


LA BARRE DE CHOCOLATE Hazelnut praline chocolate mousse bar, sherry vinegar, burnt cinnamon milk foam.


GATEAUX DE CHÈVRE Chèvre cheesecake, speculoos, green apple sorbet, quince caramel.
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As promised, some quick snaps of the dine-out
Re-tuned Lobster Salad


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Thanks for the feedback!
I just ordered the Lobster salad again and you are right it's missing something. We will work to re-tune the salad tonight!
Also the Green Tea Mousse will be re-evaluated tonight as well!



Thanks for this review too! I will pass this on to the Broadway manager there to tweak!
But honestly, in my personal opinion, recommending Sushi California is like a low-blow haha, is this the one just east of Cambie?... I went there once and almost threw up eating the Chirashi Don. The fish was definitely not fresh, possibly reflected in the pricing. Might have been just that day but I can't possibly recommend Sushi California over Ebisu.
For straight up sushi I would suggest Kishimoto (Commercial Dr.), Hanako (Surrey)
I will try that place. I actually had Sushi California today, and the food was decent for what you paid. I got the deluxe sashimi and no complaints. The only thing was some sand in a piece of my red snapper. The tuna pieces were large and so we're the salmon (the more expensive the sashimi, the smaller the pieces). The simple ones were bigger, almost twice the size. I liked their cones due to a low to moderate amount of rice in proportion to the rest of the cone, and they're pretty cheap at 2.95 and 3.95 for most of them. Ebisu would charge 4.95 and up I believe, plus $1 extra for imperial rice, versus $0.50 for sushi California. Two for the price of one cone basically.

I have yet to try a lot of the sashimi at Ebisu, since it is so expensive. The sashimi from the salad I had at dine out was not enough to sway me in terms of quantity, price, and justifiable difference.
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