Kingyo Izakaya 金魚居酒屋

Location: 871 Denman St, Vancouver, BC Phone: (604) 608-1677 Hours: Everyday 11:30am – 3:00pm (Lunch), 5:30pm – 1:00am (Dinner) Hints:  Open late on Fridays and Saturdays No designated parking/Street parking Come early for special lunch box (limited daily) Super friendly service Web: | Facebook   There are quite a bit of Izakaya restaurants in the lower mainland but this have got […]

Venice Garden 海皇美食 – Dinner Edition

Location: #262-2800 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC Phone: (604) 876-8828 Hours: Sun – Thurs: 8:00AM – 1:00AM, Fri – Sat: 8:00AM – 2:00AM Hints:  Best known for their congee Open late I’ve reviewed Venice Garden numerous times and they are found here and here. But never had I reviewed their dinner menu. I forgot the occasion but my girlfriend and […]

Going to The Vancouver Christmas Market?

HINT: Check-in via Foursquare and get 2 for 1 tickets to the Vancouver Christmas Market What better way to spend a night out with your significant other or your kids with a festive theme? I’ve had the chance to visit the Vancouver Christmas Market this year. And fortunately I was able to get free tickets […]


Location: 818 Howe St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 2S9 (Right next to Chapters on Robson) Phone: (604) 683-6394 | Fax: (604) 683-5717 Hours: 11AM – 10PM 7 days a week Web: Hints: Trendy/sleek design Cafeteria style food Takes online/fax orders First Chipotle in Vancouver I was very excited to learn that they were opening the only Chipotle in Vancouver. In fact, I saw […]

The Bombay

Location: 2748 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 3L8 Phone: (604) 944-3872 Hours: Lunch – Mon-Wed-Thur-Fri : 11.30am-2.30pm Sat – Sun : 12.00 am – 3.00 pm Dinner – 6 days a week 5.00 pm – 9.30 pm (Closed – Tuesday) Web: Hints: Lots of room Lunch buffets A la carte menu at night Slow service Small portions TV’s for […]

Shanghai Morning Restaurant (小南國上海小吃)

Location: 125-8291 Alexandra Road, Richmond, BC V6X 1C3 Phone: (778) 297-6098 Hours: N/A Hints: Limited parking / rear parking hidden Diner’s Best Choice Award: Best Pan-Fried Shanghainese Bun Good for small/medium groups Pretty small and packed restaurant My girlfriend and I usually eat in Richmond after we get a haircut. We were craving for some Shanghainese food that evening, and […]

Garden City Hot Pot 新鏞記火鍋

Location: 8788 McKim Way, Richmond, BC V6X 4E2 Phone: (604) 303-0909 Hours: N/A Hints: Order by dish $$$ No extra charge for sauces Fresher ingredients Dim Sum at day, Hot Pot at night Tis’ the season to do the hot pot, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la. As temperature is dropping, hot pot is definitely a choice of dinner. For those unfamiliar with the name “Hot […]