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Jul 20, 2006 04:21 PM

Vancouver Dining

We recently took a cruise that terminated in Vancouver, and spent two days there after. We dined at a sushi restaurant called Tsunami Sushi on Robson Street. This street is known for shopping and dining. The restaurant is upstairs, as many restaurants here are. When you arrive at the top of the stairs, you are face to face with the back of the kitchen, not very pretty, but don't let it turn you off. Make you way inside and request to sit at the sushi bar. It was a delightful experience. The boats float by on water and you select your dishes. Price is determined by the style of plate. They ranged in price from $1.85C to $3.95C. Very reasonable. We had a late/quick lunch(my husband and myself). The tuna and salmon were the darkest colors I have ever seen and fantasic. We also tried some of their roles, which were also very good. It was fun and easy to do.

On our last night there, we went to dinner at a place called Earls, also on top of a store. It is located on Robson street as well, and is above "London Drug" store. You can eat in or out, as in many of the other places. We chose in, needed some AC. It is somewhat like a sports bar, in that they have several flat-screen tv's around with different sports playing. Strangely, all of the wait-staff are young women who all look like they work out. The menu has a little of everything. They have salads, pastas, seafood, steak(grill), sandwiches, startes and ends. My husband and I shared a starter(sushi) and then a salad. We then chose from the sandwich section. I had an unusual combo,and it was most marvelous. On toasted ciabbatta bread-grilled chicken breast, sliced apple, melted brie, lettuce, fig jam and garlic mayo. It sounds like a lot, but it was the perfect blend of taste. This came with shoestring fries which were perfect. My husband had the chicken blt, also on the toasted ciabbatta. Needless to say, we did not have room for dessert. But if we had, the chocolate mousse sounded great.

I highly recommend both of these establishments.

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