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Long’s Noodle House – Vancouver, BC

By shokutsu on May 25, 2009 - 6:23pm

This endearing hole-in-the wall has become a regular spot for me. Their take on Shanghai cuisine is generally excellent and humbly innovative. The service is also excellent – Sandy, co-proprietor and server could be one of the best servers I have ever seen: friendly, knowledgeable, fast and efficient...

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Toyo Sushi – Vancouver, BC

By shokutsu on May 24, 2009 - 7:52pm

Stepping inside, I could see not much had visibly changed since my last visit. Widely spaced at the main entrance way, brightly lit near the front where the cashier station was set up, along with the sushi bar counter. There were a few groups of customers already seated and eating, lined up towards the far end of the floor near the windows looking out towards False Creek.

Every time I’ve eaten here, it seemed there were some regulars at the sushi bar conversing casually with the main man behind the counter, and it was the same on this night as well. That’s always a good sign for me to see at a sushi bar. Often I’ll be one of them and try to learn more about their restaurant and what’s fresh, but on this evening dining alone, I was seated in one of the partitioned booths. A small serving of edamae (baby soybeans) was brought to me right after receiving the menu, along with some hot barley tea.

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Koon Bo – Vancouver, BC

By shokutsu on May 24, 2009 - 7:47pm

Koon Bo has been operating at this Fraser Street location for over twelve years. It has gained a good reputation as a solid Westernized Chinese restaurant that serves the usual – Chow Mein, Wonton Soup, Lemon Chicken, and so forth. But whenever you mention Koon Bo to anyone – the response is usually: “have you had their shredded chicken salad?”

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The Naam Restaurant – Vancouver, BC

By shokutsu on May 24, 2009 - 7:46pm

To begin, a little history and background on Naam. It proclaims to be vegetarian. Reporters have noted it to be one of the oldest natural foods restaurants in the city. It is open 24/7, everyday except for Christmas Day. And although the sample size is smaller, I’ve found that each time I’ve dined in there is always a lineup out the door especially at mid-day or on weekend brunch.

Once you are able to get a table, the overworked (and I think outnumbered) wait staff might come to your table in a timely manner. And I’m not saying that to be fescious. They truly are overwhelmed by the crowds, and given the laid back nature of this restaurant (heck, it has its roots in Vancouver’s hippie culture after all), diners are forewarned not to expect quick, attentive service or responses to any of your usual dining needs.

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Daikatsu Sushi – Vancouver, BC

By shokutsu on May 24, 2009 - 7:45pm

Well, while driving up Alma from 4th Ave recently, I caught a glimpse of some signage across the street from a running goods store, and seeing the words ’sushi’, I thought to myself, oh no yet another place offering up this cuisine. Now I should have kept on going, but instead I pulled over. Rather than go home and have a proper home cooked meal, I ventured into Daikatsu Sushi...

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Valentines Day Dinner Special

By karunamayi on February 9, 2009 - 2:34pm

R.TL (Regional Tasting Lounge)
1130 Mainland St.
Vancouver, BC

Currently booking Valentine's Day dinner.
Limited Seating.

Prix Fixe - $75/person - aphrodisiac Valentine Menu
5 course dinner includes dessert duo for him & her.



Dinner for two,
Unique hideaway private room at,
Rare '90 bottle of Cristal Rose Champagne ($1500),
Elegant Gucci heart necklace & matching bracelet,
Chauffeured limousine

one everlasting memory - $2500 all inclusive.
One booking for the night.

Contact us for details.

Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant - Richmond, BC

By shokutsu on December 23, 2008 - 5:47pm

Go to where you know. In this case, it could apply to one’s stable consideration set of restaurants when heading out to have a meal. It may be formed by factors such as proximity convenience, local knowledge of the geographic area, familiarity with the chef/cook/menu, or just simply knowing that you or your dining companions have had satisfying eating experiences there in the past. With this latter point, just how far back should one go back in time? One month? A year? Perhaps more?

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Song Huong Restaurant - Vancouver, BC

By shokutsu on December 22, 2008 - 12:46am

Song Huong is one of the rare Vietnamese restaurants in Vancouver that offers Bo 7 Mon….actually, it could be the only one. The other two that I know about are now long gone. The last time I had this dish in Vancouver was at a restaurant which has now been annexed to become a part of Les Faux Bourgousie , the new, hip, and oddly located French restaurant on Kingsway.

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Lisa's Dining Club at The Whip

By Lisahaa on August 24, 2008 - 9:21pm

Sep 8 2008 - 7:00pm
Sep 8 2008 - 10:00pm

Lisa's Dining Club was created for food lovers. It gives food lovers an opportunity for food lovers to meet and enjoy great food together at Vancouver restaurants. Lisa's Dining Club dinners are held once a month at a different restaurant (mostly in Vancouver).

Upcoming Dinner:

Monday, September 8 - 7 pm
The Whip
209 E 6th Ave (@ Main St)

Please RSVP to Lisa at

Lisa's Dining Club at Pondok Indonesia

By Lisahaa on August 5, 2008 - 6:22pm

Aug 11 2008 - 7:00pm
Aug 11 2008 - 9:30pm

Lisa's Dining Club was created for food lovers. It gives food lovers an opportunity for food lovers to meet and enjoy great food together at Vancouver restaurants. Lisa's Dining Club dinners are held once a month at a different restaurant (mostly in Vancouver).

Come and enjoy a great meal while meeting fun and interesting people. Lisa's Dining Club members come from all professions, single and married. The average age of Lisa's Dining Club members are in their mid-30's.

The only cost to attend is the cost of your own dinner.

Next dinner:

Monday, August 11 - 7 pm
Pondok Indonesia
2781 Commercial (Commercial + 12)

Please RSVP to

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